CILETUH SABILULUNGAN FESTIVAL 2017; COMMUNITY ENVOLVEMENT ON DEVELOPMENT

CILETUH SABILULUNGAN FESTIVAL 2017; COMMUNITY ENVOLVEMENT ON DEVELOPMENT

Right at the end of 2017, National Geopark Region Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu held an annual event titled CILETUH SABILULUNGAN. Ciletuh sabilulungan is held by locals who call themselves PAPSI (Paguyuban Alam Pakidulan Sukabumi) consisting of various society with different background of profession, but one in order to preserve and advance the nature.

Ciletuh Sabilulungan is an art and cultural shows in Geopark Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu, Sukabumi, West Java. This activity is an appreciation of the community towards the artists in preserving the culture in the area, but also implemented the activities of traditional and modern art, culture, and social movement such as tree planting.

Dendi Risman chief executive Ciletuh Sabilulungan told that the meaning of sabilulungan is togetherness and unity in Indonesian. Started from the lack of awareness of the community to preserve in the past few years in maintaining the cultural arts in the National Geopark Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu, so the first idea is to reconstruct, revitalize and experimenting the art and culture through Festival of Cultural Arts with the Sabilulungan theme.

This activity is very interesting for tourists to visit the National Geopark Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu area, as evidenced by the traffics to and within the area, homestay that has been fully booked at the end of last year. This is evidence that community involvement in the development of the National Geopark of Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu is enormous. In the event also present enliven the event, General Manager of National Geopark Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu, Dr. H. Dana Budiman.

By: Ilham Mochammad Saputra