Belitung, June 6, 2022 - Terong Creative Tourism Village has been selected as one of the 75 nominations for Best Tourist Village in Indonesia in the Anugerah Desa Wisata Indonesia (ADWI) 2023, organized by the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy (Kemenparekraf). The village located in Belitung Regency, was once an inactive tin mining site. However, the tourism awareness group (Pokdarwis) along with the local community successfully transformed the former mining pond into a tourist destination.
As information, Terong Creative Tourism Village is one of the villages supported by Bakti BCA since 2018 and has been nominated for the Best Tourist Village in ADWI 2023 after a rigorous selection process among 4,573 other tourist villages. The ADWI 2023 Jury Panel has conducted assessments and on-site visits to Terong Creative Tourism Village since June 1, 2023.
The Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia (Menparekraf RI), Sandiaga Uno, also visited the village. The Head of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Youth, and Sports of the Bangka Belitung Islands Province, Wydia Kemala Sari, the Regent of Belitung, Sahani Saleh, the Deputy Regent of Belitung, Isyak Meirobie, and the Vice President of CSR at BCA, Nona Faletta Aryuni Sumanang, were present to accompany Menparekraf RI.
"This is an achievement from a problem. Previously it was used as a mining site, but now it has turned into a blessing and InshaAllah, it will generate income for the local community. Without hesitation, I declare Terong Creative Tourism Village as the best tourist village in Indonesia today. I hope that all parties, including the local government, the community, and BCA as a private entity, can always work together to support the improvement of tourism quality and the creative economy in Belitung, especially in Terong Creative Tourism Village," said Sandiaga Uno.
With its experience in developing tourist villages in Indonesia, PT Bank Central Asia Tbk (BCA) believes that the selection of Terong Creative Tourism Village can serve as an economic catalyst for the local community in Terong Village, Belitung Regency.
"We are proud that the Bakti BCA-supported Tourist Village has been nominated for the Best Tourist Village in Indonesia in the ADWI 2023. We hope that this achievement will bring added value to the community of Belitung Regency, especially the people of Terong Creative Tourism Village. Specifically, we would like to express our appreciation to all village administrators who have worked hard to develop this village. We also thank the local government and the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy for their support of the ADWI program, which has created momentum for the revival of tourism and the creative economy in Indonesia," said Antonius Widodo, Director of BCA.
Terong Creative Tourism Village itself has rich tourism potential. Visitors can enjoy cultural attractions in Terong Creative Tourism Village, such as traditional dance performances and Gambus music performed by the Aik Rusa Berehun Dance Studio. Additionally, tourists can experience the natural beauty of Terong Creative Tourism Village, including its beaches, mangrove forests, the hilly landscape of Bukit Tebalu Simpor Laki, local culinary delights, as well as handcrafted products such as woven goods and embroidery created by the village's women.
Another unique attraction of Terong Creative Tourism Village is the presence of the community's reclaimed tin mining sites. These former mining areas have been redeveloped through community self-help efforts. The reclaimed sites are now adorned with plants and equipped with various tourist facilities and infrastructure, such as fishing ponds, meeting huts, canteens, prayer rooms, toilets, traditional kitchens for cooking, stalls for selling local products from micro, small, and medium enterprises (UMKM), and venues for dance and Gambus music performances.
Being located on the main tourism route in Belitung and in close proximity to many tourist destinations, the city center of Tanjungpinang, and the HAS Hanandjoedin International Airport, makes Terong Creative Tourism Village strategically positioned and easily accessible.
The Anugerah Desa Wisata Indonesia (ADWI) 2023 program is an annual competition organized by the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy. Out of a total of 7,275 tourist villages in Indonesia (according to data from the Ministry of Village, Development of Disadvantaged Regions, and Transmigration), 4,573 villages have been selected to participate in the ADWI 2023 event. Currently, the ADWI 2023 activities have gone through various stages of curation conducted by the jury panel. The curation process began with the selection of the top 500 best tourist villages, which were then narrowed down to the top 300, and finally, 75 selected tourist villages were chosen.
"As part of the national banking sector, BCA fully supports the government's program of Proudly Touring #DiIndonesiaAja, which is further reinforced by the organization of ADWI. In addition to introducing the culture and ancestral traditions of the indigenous people of Belitung, this award provides additional motivation for all of us to enhance the quality of tourism in Indonesia. By participating in this event, we sincerely hope that Terong Creative Tourism Village, which is also supported by Bakti BCA, can attract more tourists and become one of the driving forces behind the local economy in Belitung," concluded Hera F. Haryn, Executive Vice President of Corporate Communication & Social Responsibility of BCA.
The visitation of the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno, along with the Government of Bangka Belitung Islands Province, the Belitung Regency Government, and Bakti BCA to Terong Creative Tourism Village - Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno (center) with Belitung Regent Sahani Saleh (second from the left), Head of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Youth, and Sports of Bangka Belitung Islands Province, Wydia Kemala Sari (left), Vice Regent of Belitung Isyak Meirobie (second from the right), and Vice President of CSR BCA, Nona Faletta Aryuni Sumanang (right) during the visit, assessment, and inspection of Terong Creative Tourism Village for the Anugerah Desa Wisata Indonesia (ADWI) 2023. As one of BCA's supported villages, Terong Creative Tourism Village has rich tourism potential, ranging from traditional dance and Gambus music to natural attractions such as beaches, mangrove forests, and Bukit Tebalu Simpor Laki. Another unique attraction of this village is the revitalization of former mining sites into a center of tourist visits. The inclusion of Terong Creative Tourism Village as a finalist in ADWI 2023 is expected to enhance tourism and the local economy in the Belitung Islands.
BCA's Support Drives Terong Village to be Nominated for ADWI 2023 Best Tourism Village - Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno (right), congratulates Vice President of CSR BCA, Nona Faletta Aryuni Sumanang (center), and the PIC of Terong Creative Tourism Village, Iswandi (left), during the visit, assessment, and inspection of Terong Creative Tourism Village for the Anugerah Desa Wisata Indonesia (ADWI) 2023. Bakti BCA is committed to continuously supporting Terong Village in maximizing its tourism potential, which is a source of pride for the people of Belitung.
Tentang PT Bank Central Asia Tbk (per 31 Maret 2023)
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