Discover Indonesia's Sustainable Tourism in 360

Flores Island | Togean Islands | Coal Village | Asahan Regency

Sustainable Tourism

There are many interesting stories about how local communities have embraced the Sustainable Tourism concept defined by UNWTO as “tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities"

We have been working hard with our local guides to capture them on several 360 videos that carry this theme on the following titles.

Rising From the Pandemic - A Tale of Bukit Porong Tourism Village

Bukit Porong, Coal Village, East Nusa Tenggara

A new community-based tourism destination, Bukit Porong was established in the midst of the pandemic heights in 2020 by a group of village youths in Coal Village, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia as a response to the pandemic that crippled the chances of some of these village youths to seek employment.

Bukit Porong or 'Hills of Hope' is the name they gave to this community-based tourism destination reflecting their hopes and others who have come to this place to enjoy the tranquillity and hospitality of the village communities who live there.

Impact Adventures BAKTI Kominfo has been involved in developing the local talents in their digital skills, experience design and product development skills, photography and videography skills since 2021 and now working with local talents in developing their 360 video production skills to better tell their stories to the world.

This village has also applied the Sustainable Tourism concept by procuring all produce they have planted on-site in a farm-to-plate concept, providing a source of income for local farmers that will in turn benefits their community-based tourism business model.

The Sikka Ikat Weaving- A Gift From Nature

In this 360 video, we will take you to visit Lepo Lorun, to experience the culture and the process of making Ikat weaving, a traditional fabric made of natural materials and dying process.

Lepo Lorun or Weaving House in Sikka language of Flores Island is a women's weaving cooperative. Established in 2003 by Alfonsa Horeng with a vision to preserve the local culture of Ikat Weaving, by empowering local women, it now has about 830 weavers spread across 17 villages on Flores island.

We will see first-hand how local women use the natural dye process using mango tree barks, indigo leaves and many other ingredients found in the local villages' gardens to create the traditional fabrics using the traditional process.

Using locally sourced ingredients found in nature whilst preserving the centuries-old local weaving culture, the Lepo Lorun video is both about Cultural Heritage Preservation and Sustainable Tourism

Natural Soap Making and Women Empowerment in Central Sulawesi

The remote Togean Islands of Central Sulawesi are not only home to UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve but also home to the local women empowerment movement that uses natural ingredients found in their surrounding villages

Parhitean Village and the Dream to Put Asahan River onto the Global Adventure Travel Map

In this 360 video, we will take you to visit Lepo Lorun, to experience the culture and the process of making Ikat weaving, a traditional fabric made of natural materials and dying process.

Lepo Lorun or Weaving House in Sikka language of Flores Island is a women's weaving cooperative. Established in 2003 by Alfonsa Horeng with a vision to preserve the local culture of Ikat Weaving, by empowering local women, it now has about 830 weavers spread across 17 villages on Flores island.

We will see first-hand how local women use the natural dye process using mango tree barks, indigo leaves and many other ingredients found in the local villages' gardens to create the traditional fabrics using the traditional process.

Using locally sourced ingredients found in nature whilst preserving the centuries-old local weaving culture, the Lepo Lorun video is both about Cultural Heritage Preservation and Sustainable Tourism

The Toraja's Community-Based Coffee Farming

Apart from a unique cultural experience, Toraja also offers some great do-it-yourself trekking, cycling and motorbiking through its lush mountainous landscape, pine forests, and terraced rice field. Along the way from Batutumonga to the Lo’ko Mata, this tour takes in many family-run coffee plantations and also visits the famous Lo’ko Mata Burial Site.

Exported to many countries around the Globe, Toraja coffees are planted in many communities' farms and gardens, with the majority of Toraja coffees, being produced by smallholder farmers, providing sustenance for the communities with limited land clearance, and a more climate-friendly method.

In 'The Sustainable Coffee Farming of Toraja Regency' 360 video, we will take you with our local host on foot and by bike to see the community-based coffee farms that spread around the areas of our bike trails, enjoy the scenery and stop by to enjoy the Toraja's specialty coffee at the local coffee shop.

Interesting Stories on Sustainable Tourism

Flores Island | Togean Islands | Coal Village | Asahan Regency

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