Religious Tourism in Pantura of Rote Ndao Need to be Promoted

Hamdan Batjo

Hamdan Batjo

Zonalinenews-Ba’a, entire sectors and aspects which driving progress in Rote Ndao Tourism should be developed and promoted in order to become supreme potential  in Rote Ndao regency. Thus it was submitted by Hamdan Saleh Batjo, a Member of Commission II DPRD NTT province at Airport Saudale of Rote on November 07. Hamdan said, it has become the NTT Provincial Government’s Master Plan on tourism sector in 2010-2025 to promote our tourism potential to the world. Hamdan was in Rote in order to attend the National momentum Swarna Fest of 2015 and the Festival of fiber and indonesian natural colors in Nembrala beach some days ago.

To ZonalineNews, Hamdan said that all the tourism potentials should be given attention and promotion to entire world. This of course requires struggle both components in governance; the executive and legislative.

He explained that initially NTT province has only Komodo in Labuhan Bajo as the only one potential tourism national level, but, the efforts of Parliament NTT, now is struggling, so we could have five potential periwisata level National, namely, Komodo in Labuhan Bajo, Nembrala in Rote Ndao, Kelimutu lake in Ende of flores, Pasola in Sumba and coral reef in Alor Kecil. He also added that it has been two years since we organized international surfing in Rote which we packaged the Swarna activities Fest 2015 and the Festival of fiber and natural colors at Nembrala beach that opened by the Minister of Industry, Saleh Husin.

Beside that, there are kinds of religious tourism such Loaholu Protestant Church in the north coast of Rote. In Oelua, Rote Northwest, there is the oldest church founded by the Dutch in 1818. Subsequently Kerkof and home of Raja Dengka (King Tungga), in the Nelayan village, at Oelaba and Tolama. “We need to promote the religious tourism in the northern part of Rote Ndao”. Said Hamdan

Not only that, there are also Batu Gong, the giant footprint on a rock, and there was a ceremony of Indigenous Hus in Boni village, woven hat of Tii Langga of Rote and traditional dances and also Kebalai.
“To support the religious tourism in the North Coast of Rote Ndao, now being built the road access of North Coast that has reached 60% finished.” Said Hamdan. (* Arkhimes Molle/ transletor Adi Sama)

Indonesia Version

Wisata Religi di Lingkar Pantura Rote Ndao Perlu  Dipromosi

Zonalinenews-Ba’a, Seluruh sektor dan aspek pendorong kemajuan Pariwisata di Rote Ndao perlu dikembangkan dan dipromosikan agar mampu menjadi potensi unggulan Kabupaten Rote Ndao, Nusa Tenggara Timur. Demikian hal ini disampaikan Hamdan Saleh Batjo, Anggota Komisi II DPRD Propinsi NTT asal Partai Hanura  di Bandara D.C. Saudale Rote pada 07 Nopember kemarin. Hamdan berharap agar sektor pariwisata di Rote yang syarat dengan potensi pariwisata baik laut maupun di daratan, mampu mencapai taraf internasional, dimana hal ini sudah menjadi Rencana Induk Pemerintah Propinsi NTT pada sektor Pariwisata tahun 2010-2025. Hamdan berada di Rote dalam rangka menghadiri momentum Nasional Swarna Fest 2015 dan Festival serat  dan warna alam Indonesia di Pantai Nembrala beberapa waktu lalu.

Kepada Zonaline News, Hamdan mengatakan, Potensi pariwisata merupakan modal kemajuan  daerah, untuk itu hal ini perlu mendapat perhatian dan promosi agar pariwisata di Rote semakin mendunia. Hal ini tentu memerlukan perjuangan kedua komponen dalam penyelenggaraan pemerintahan di daerah baik eksekutif maupun legislative.

Dijelaskannya, awalnya propinsi NTT hanya memiliki satu potensi pariwisata bertaraf nasional yakni Komodo di Labuhan Bajo tetapi sekarang atas upaya DPRD NTT, kini berjuang hingga  NTT telah memiliki  lima potensi periwisata bertaraf Nasional, yakni, Komodo di Labuhan Bajo, Nembrala di Rote Ndao, Kelimutu di Ende, Pasola di Sumba dan Terumbu karang di Alor kecil. Ia juga menambahkan, sudah dua tahun ini dilakukan selancar ombak berkelas  internasional dan kini kita paketkan dengan kegiatan Swarna Fest 2015 dan Festival serat  dan warna alam Indonesia di pantai Nembrala yang dibuka langsung oleh Menteri Perindustrian RI Saleh Husin.

Selain pariwisata Nembrala, masih ada jenis periwisata religi berupa Gereja Protestan Loaholu di Pantai utara Rote. Di Oelua, Rote Barat Laut terdapat Gereja tertua yang didirikan oleh Belanda tahun 1818. Selanjutnya Kerkof dan rumah Raja Nusak Dengka (Raja Tungga), Kampung nelayan di Oelaba dan Tolama. “Kita perlu promosi wisata religi di bagian utara Kabupaten Rote Ndao”. Kata Hamdan

Tidak hanya itu, terdapat pula objek wisata Batu Gong, Tapak kaki raksasa yakni tapak kaki alamia diatas batu karang, lalu ada upacara Adat Hus di desa Boni, anyaman topi Tii Langga ala Rote sekaligus dapat pula kita saksikan tarian adat dan kebalai.

“Untuk mendukung sarana bagi jalur wisata religi di Pantai Utara Rote Ndao, kini sedang dibangun jalan Pantai Utara yang sudah mencapai 60%.” Kata Hamdan.(*Arkhimes Molle)