Kalender Even Untuk Dongkrak Kunjungan Wisatawan

Untuk meningkatkan jumlah kunjungan wisatawan ke Kabupaten Berau, Dinas Kebudayaan dan Pariwisata (Disbudpar) Berau mempersiapkan kalendar even tahun 2019, dengan mengumpulkan Kepala Kampung dan pihak yang berhubungan langsung dengan even tersebut. Rapat penetapan kalender even digelar di Disbudpar Jalan Pemuda Tanjung Redeb, pada Kamis (31/1) pekan lalu.

Selain penetapan kepastian tanggal pelaksanaan even yang memang sudah menjadi agenda tahunan tersebut, juga untuk menyatukan persepsi antara Dinas Pariwisata, masyarakat dan pihak swasta yakni perusahaan, Asosiasi Perusahaan Perjalanan Wisata Indonesia (ASITA), dan Perhimpunan Hotel dan Restoran Indonesia (PHRI) dalam usaha meningkatkan atraksi sebagai daya tarik pengunjung.

“Selain menyatukan persepsi, penetapan kalender even ini juga untuk diteruskan kepada Kementerian Pariwisata dimana beberapa even tahunan bisa menjadi even nasional. Juga untuk mengetahui kepastian pelaksanaan even sebagai dasar penyusunan paket wisata yang nantinya akan dipromosikan oleh pihak pemilik usaha seperti ASITA dan PHRI,” jelas Kabid Pengembangan Pariwisata Hotlan Silalahi.

Tercatat, Januari hingga Desember ada beberapa even yang masuk dalam agenda tahunan yang selanjutnya akan dicetak dalam pamflet wisata terbaru untuk dipromosikan secara luas. Even tersebut diantaranya di bulan Januari yakni Oma Aba dan Oma Dayak (kunjungan dari kampung ke kampung yang berlangsung dari 25 Desember dan di 1 Januari ada kunjungan balasan. Atau merayakan Natal dan Tahun Baru, dimana dalam kunjungan tersebut ada atraksi pawai baju adat, jalan dari kampung ke kampung lain, dan tari-tarian) yang setiap tahun dilakukan oleh masyarakat di kampung Bena Baru Kecamatan Sambaliung.

Di bulan Februari ada gelaran even Berau Expo yang setiap tahun diadakan di Lapangan Pemuda Tanjung Redeb. Dan di bulan Mei ada even Lesung Osap (pesta panen) yang juga merupakan gelaran rutin tahunan masyarakat suku Dayak Kenyah di Kampung Bena Baru. Sedangkan untuk bulan Juni ada even tahunan gelaran musik Idul Fitri yang dilaksanakan di Teluk Bayur dan lebih sering dikenal dengan nama PAMFIR (parade musik Idul Fitri) dan Bakudung Batiung atau pesta syukuran setelah panen (upacara adat Suku Dayak Gaai yang berada di Kampung Tumbit Dayak). Dan di bulan Agustus ada Pekan Raya Berau (PRB) yang juga biasanya digelar di lapangan Pemuda Tanjung Redeb.

Di bulan September ada serangkaian even dalam rangka peringatan hari jadi Kabupaten Berau seperti Maratua Jazz and Dive Fiesta, Tari Kolosal, Lomba Kuliner Khas Berau, Fashion Carnival, Lomba Perahu Panjang, Pesta Manutung Jukut dan Berau Expo. Untuk bulan Oktober dan November 3 even tercatat yaitu festival Laddup, buang naas Talisayan (merupakan rangkaian dari HUT Talisayan) dan buang naas Tanjung Batu. Terakhir di bulan Desember ada pesta budaya meja panjang di Kampung Merasa Kecamatan Kelay yang menjadi salah satu even paling ditunggu oleh wisatawan, baik lokal maupun asing. Selain itu ada juga even di Tanjung Batu yakni Mag Jamu (Prosesi ini diawali ritual pengobatan pada malam pertama. Pada malam kedua adalah kegiatan utasan atau pengobatan. Selanjutnya pagi harinya, membuang atau melarung perahu kecil dengan tujuan penyakit tahunan di kampung ikut terbuang bersama perahu) dan expo Mag Lami-Lami yang merupakan budaya asli etnis suku Bajau.

Even yang sudah tercatat nantinya akan terus dikembangkan bahkan bisa bertambah sesuai dengan masukan yang didapat dari tiap kepala kampung. Seperti masukan dari kakam Merabu yang menjelaskan jika di kampung karst tersebut banyak even yang selama ini belum terlalu terekspos misalnya festival tahun baru dan even Manugal yang biasanya dilakukan di bulan Agustus dan November. Selain itu ada juga perayaan budaya Tuak oleh Suku Dayak Lebo di Kampung Merabu.

“Nah, dengan adanya rapat ini kan kita bisa mengetahui jika ternyata banyak even yang memiliki potensi untuk dikembangkan sebagai daya tarik wisatawan, bahkan bisa masuk dalam kalender even wisata Berau, sehingga bisa dibuatkan paket wisata yang akan dipromosikan oleh pihak penyedia jasa wisata seperti ASITA dan PHRI,” terang Hotlan.(Bangun Banua)


In order to increase the number of tourist visits to Berau District, Berau Culture and Tourism Agency (Disbudpar) is preparing for the event calendar in 2019, by gathering the Village Heads and those who deal directly with the event. The event calendar designation meeting was held at Disbudpar Jalan Pemuda Tanjung Redeb, on Thursday (31/1) last week.

In addition to determine the certainty of the date of the event, which is already an annual agenda, it is also to unite perceptions between the Office of Tourism, the public and the private sector, the Association of Indonesian Travel Companies (ASITA), and the Indonesian Hotels and Restaurants Association (PHRI) in an effort to increase attractions as a visitor attraction.

“In addition to uniting perceptions, the establishment of this event calendar is also forwarded to the Ministry of Tourism where several annual events can become national events. Also to find out the certainty of event implementation as a basis for preparing tour packages that will be promoted by business owners such as ASITA and PHRI, “explained Head of Tourism Development Hotlan Silalahi.

It was noted, January to December there were several events included in the annual agenda which would later be printed on the latest tourist pamphlets to be widely promoted. The events included in January, Oma Aba and Oma Dayak (visits from village to village that took place from December 25 and on January 1 there was a reciprocal visit. Or celebrating Christmas and New Year, where during the visit there were parades of traditional clothes, long march between villages, and dances) which is carried out every year by the community in the village of Bena Baru, Sambaliung District.

In February there is the Berau Expo event which is held annually at Tanjung Redeb Youth Field. And in May there was a Lesung Osap (harvest party) event which also the annual routine of the Dayak Kenyah tribe in Bena Baru Village. Whereas for June there is an annual Eid al-Fitr music event held in Teluk Bayur and more commonly known as PAMFIR (Eid Al-Fitr music parade) and Bakudung Batiung or thanksgiving party after harvest (traditional Dayak Gaai tribe ceremony in Tumbit Dayak Village) . And in August there is the Berau Fair (PRB)  which is also usually held at the Tanjung Redeb Youth Square.

In September there were a series of events to commemorate the anniversary of Berau Regency such as the Maratua Jazz and Dive Fiesta, Colosal Dance, Typical Berau Contest, Fashion Carnival, Long Boat Competition, Manukung Jukut Party and Berau Expo. For October and November 3 events are recorded, namely the Laddup festival, discarding Talisayan ill-fated (a series of Talisayan Anniversary) and throwing away the unlucky Tanjung Batu. Finally in December there was a long table culture party in Kampung Merasa Kelay District which became one of the most awaited events by tourists, both local and foreign. In addition there is also an event at Tanjung Batu, namely Mag Jamu (This procession begins with a medical ritual on the first night. On the second night is a activity or medical treatment. Next morning, throwing or diving a small boat with an annual illness in the village is wasted along with the boat) and the Mag Lami-Lami expo which is an ethnic ethnic Bajau culture.

The events that have been recorded will continue to be developed and can even be expanded according to the input obtained from each village head. As input from head of Merabu village, which explains that in the karst village there are many events that have not been too exposed so far, for example the New Year festival and Manugal events which are usually held in August and November. In addition there is also a celebration of the Tuak culture by the Dayak Lebo Tribe in  Merabu.

“Now, with this meeting, we know that there are many events that have the potential to be developed as tourist attractions, they can even be included in the Berau tour event calendar, so tour packages can be promoted by tourism service providers such as ASITA and PHRI, “said Hotlan. (Bangun Banua)

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