STRENGTHENING LOCAL RIVER TRANSPORTATION (KLOTOK) AS RIVER TOURIST ATTRACTION

Mutiani Mutiani, M. Adhitya Hidayat Putra, Ersis Warmansyah Abbas, Bambang Subiyakto, Ndaru Mukti Oktaviani
2020 JHSS (JOURNAL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL STUDIES)  
Klotok as a river transportation mode is interesting to study. However, not much research focuses on how the role of klotok as a mode of transportation can attract tourists. Klotok becomes an icon as a river tourism icon because it presents a uniqueness for the audience. This study aims to describe how the role of klotok and its existence for the Banjar community. Interviews were conducted with three community groups, namely: klotok owners, traders, and visitors to the Siring Menara Pandang
more » ... Menara Pandang tourist destination. This is intended to provide a complete description of the function of klotok as a mode of water transportation, especially in river areas. The results of the study describe how klotok as a mode of water transportation is moored on the edge of the Martapura River, precisely Siring Menara Pandang. The choice of location is because Siring Menara Pandang is a public space that is used as well as a tourist destination. Revitalizing the river by prioritizing the river as a selling price to tourists has positioned klotok as a vital mode of transportation. Based on its development, klotok not only acts as a mode of river transportation but also as a choice of entertainment attractions for river tourism
doi:10.33751/jhss.v4i2.2467 fatcat:tmlstdz2nvfbrmmwg6ulqiohsi