Local Community Perception of China Ritual Attraction as the Icon of Tourism Cultural Heritage: The Case in China Village, Manado
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- China village, Manado city, Chinatown
Manado is the capital of North Sulawesi province, a city with a predominantly Christian community. As an area that emphasizes the spirit of kinship with its regional philosophy “we are brethren” (torang samua basudara), has had an impact on the recognition of this area as a high tolerance area of religion. The city was formerly dominated by indigenous Minahasa tribes, but over time due to its high open nature, the city was populated by various inhabitants such as Sangir, Gorontalo, Maluku and even foreign immigrants such as China and Arab migrating since the Dutch colonial era. Because this event resulted in cultural assimilation between indigenous and outsiders. Currently practically only one particular culture with religious rituals that still provide a shock value for the identity of the city of Manado. The culture is played in a region called “China Village”. Amid the strong progress of the tourism industry, of course, this cultural ritual practice can be an icon for cultural tourism in the city of Manado, but whether this cultural ritual attraction can be accepted as a cultural tourism icon of Manado City. Because the dominance of indigenous people as well as other immigrants are still strong in this area. The purpose of this study is to examine the perception of local residents to the cultural ritual attractions of China as an icon of cultural heritage tourism in the city of Manado. By using field observation instruments and questionnaires distributed to 325 respondents scattered in Manado city. Empirical results show that every ritual attraction of Chinese Culture is always awaited and an interesting spectacle for the people of Manado since the people of Chinese descent domiciled in Manado City. These findings can also provide recommendations for policy makers in setting annual tourist agendas as well as providing legal certainty for this region of Chinatown with various attractions as a cultural heritage area.
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TY - CONF AU - Benny Irwan Towoliu AU - Dimas Ero Permana AU - Fonny Sangari PY - 2020 DA - 2020/08/13 TI - Local Community Perception of China Ritual Attraction as the Icon of Tourism Cultural Heritage: The Case in China Village, Manado BT - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Applied Science and Technology (iCAST 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 8 EP - 13 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200813.003 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200813.003 ID - Towoliu2020 ER -