Coinciding with the visit of West Java Governor, H. DR (H.C) Ahmad Heryawan to Geopark National Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu, PAPSI (Paguyuban Alam Pakidulan Sukabumi) held the event again titled “FESTIVAL 1000 LODONG” CILETUH NGAGURUH “. The event is held in bale pinton, Taman Jaya Village. This event contains typical cultural content of pakidulan such as dance, music and other cultural arts. Festival 1000 lodong lasts for 2 days, various aspects of society are involved in this event from start of village government until citizen.
The creativity of local residents is increasingly visible with the various events held in the National Geopark Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu, and of course more interesting to getting local tourists from region, National and Abroad to come to the Geopark with an area of 1260 km2. A local resident mentioned that the 1000 lodong ciletuh ngaguruh event is the people’s gratitude towards the development and progress in this area.
Development of the National Geopark Region Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu is very felt for the people there, very rapid progress is also visible in this area, already many inns and restaurants worth a stop-over. The development and rejuvenation of access roads and road signs to this region make this area better. Many facilities also the infrastructure are already built, this area is ready to visit.
This success is inseparable from the desire of citizens to promote the area which is assisted by the government and private sectors in order to raise the level of economy there. The event closed with a lantern containing each of the expectations that were flown in the evening.
By: Ilham Mochammad Saputra