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Dangdut Competition In King City Festival 2019

Good news for dangdut lovers in ​​Kutai Kartanegara Regency
and its surroundings, because in the series of activities of King City Festival
 in 2019 the Dangdut Comeptition activities
were held. Collaboration from the Kutai Kartanegara District Tourism Office
with the Association of Indonesian Malay Music Artists (PAMMI). Previously an
audition was held in a multipurpose building located in the Tourism Office of
the Kutai Kartanegara Regency. 

 Head of Tourism Office Dra. Sri Wahyuni. MPP,
accompanied by representatives of the Indonesian Malay Music Artist Association
of Kutai Kartanegara (PAMMI), has officially opened the Tenggarong Fair stage
marked by beating the drum. on this occasion she said that for the past two
years, the District of Kutai Kartanegara has delivered dangdut talents to the
national arena. In this moment the Kutai Kartanegara Regency Government will
also hold the Kutai Kartanegara Dangdut League to continue to produce new talents.
The dangdut festival will take place every day for three days at the Tenggarong
Fair Stage which is located in the courtyard of the stadium, so that people can
see and provide support directly to the singers who take part in the Dangdut

 The atmosphere of FKR VIII and Tenggarong Fair 2019 is
always filled with people who want to see every activity prepared by the
committee from the morning to the evening will always be activities both on
stage and in the exhibition stand area, especially in this Dangdut Liga pickle
which is already awaited by the people of Kutai Kartanegara. And for the
surrounding Kutai Kartanegara Community, you can watch the Dangdut League Final
which will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 from 10.00 - 16.00 Wita. On the
Tenggarong Fair entertainment stage.

"Begasing" Competition At King City Festival 2019

The thrill of the Begasing Competition is to enliven the
Festival of Kota Raja VIII and Tenggarong Fair 2019. The tourism office of
Kutai Kartanegara Regency cooperates with Keroan Begasing Kutai carrying out this
traditional competition from 7 to 8 June 2019. This activity takes place at the
yard of the Rondong Demang Tenggarong Stadium. This game of Bagasing is
inseparable from the Kutai community because it attracts this traditional game,
so that from children to adults, until parents compete with agility in playing
the top that has been around for decades. Enthusiastic about this traditional
sports game is very high and becomes a fun spectacle for the community.

Begasing is a game that is performed using a tool in the
form of tops and towing ropes, an oval-shaped (symmetric radial) wood with a
diameter of about 10 to 15 centimeters, a top of 15 to 20 centimeters, one end
is pointed and has a slippery surface. At the end, metal material is installed
as a round shaft, usually using nails of the type of wood used by benggris or
ulin wood. While the towing rope is 0.5 centimeters in diameter with a length
of 1 to 1.5 meters. Then this rope is wrapped around the top with the end of
the rope linked to the player's finger. After that thrown down like slamming
something, so that the rope wrapped around it made spinning tops and tops could

Through the King City Festival (FKR) VIII in Tenggarong, the
top game was re-introduced. People can watch various types of tops directly and
compete in Tenggarong Fair 2019, in the parking lot of Rondong Demang Stadium.
The Keroan Community Begasing Kutai is here to maintain a traditional game that
is almost extinct. The enthusiasm of the general public who participated in the
Begasing Contest with 142 participants for the Beturai category and 72 People
for the category of Learning. For several days the game was carried out and
managed to become a winner in two categories.

Category Beturai: Exit as Champion 1. Agus Bro KBM, Champion
2. Grace KGH, Champion 3. Panut KGH, Champion 4. Husni KBM. And for the
Business Category: Champion 1. Ahmad KGH Champion 2. Muhammad zhamborano BOR
Champion 3. MKR Religion Winner 4. Johansyah JGC.

King City Festival VIIII 2019

The 8th King City Festival was held again for a week, starting on July 6-14, 2019. The opening ceremony took place on Saturday night which was opened by being marked with a drum beat by the Head of the Tourism Office along with other honored guests. On the occasion, Head of the Tourism Office of Kutai Kartanegara District, Dra. Sri Wahyuni. MPP, said that the holding of the VIII City King FKR Festival this year will be different compared to the previous year, in addition to several similar activities, such as Tenggarong Fair, community performances, student expressions, regional art performances, traditional game competitions and Tenggarong Kutai Carnival ( TKC). "Interestingly, 11 foreign students, recipients of BSBI (Indonesian Arts and Culture Scholarship) will appear at the FKR closing,".

This year the 12 BSBI participants came from Azarbaijan, Bangladesh, Fiji, Philippines, Germany, Cambodia, Kiribati, Colombia, Portugal, Serbia, Vietnam, and hosted Indonesia. The Gubang Foundation from Tenggarong is trusted to become a working partner of the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a place to study regional arts for BSBI program participants.

These foreign students will perform their skills in playing gambus and sampek music and dancing Jepen and Dayak. The BSBI participants who have studied cultural arts in Kukar for 3 months will showcase the dances from their respective countries first, then they present regional arts they have learned in Kutai Kartanegara. BSBI participants will perform art from their respective countries, after which they change clothes to present the musical arts of the Kutai and Dayak regions, jepen dances, gantar and belian from the Dayak Benuaq.

To find out during this week diving every day from morning to night there will always be activities centered on the stage and parking lot of the demang Tenggarong stadium. For the activities, there will be Begasing Competition, Dangdut League, Art & Craft Exhibition and Bazaar, Coloring Competition, Zumba party, art display from students or students in Kutai Kartanegara Regency, and in the evening there will be Pop Night, Metal Night, Regional Music Festival, Grand Final of Teruna Dara, Screning Film, Reggeae Night, Entertainment of the People, and at the closing will perform Songkoh Piatu Tenggarong Dance and interestingly there will be a display of the International Cultural and Arts Scholarship exchange (BSBI Night) exchange.

The Opening Of Cultural Festival At Kedang Ipil Village

This year Kedang Ipil Village, Kota Bangun District for the third time held a Cultural Festival named Kutai Adat Lawas. The event lasts for two days from 29 to 30 June 2019. For the opening of the Legacy Indigenous Kutai Cultural Festival takes place in the Tourism Village of Kedang Ipil, Kota Bangun District, which has been opened by the Head of the Tourism Office, Mrs. Dra. Sri Wahyuni, MPP., Representing the Regent of Kutai Kartanegara, officially opened the Cultural Festival which is currently included in the annual Kutai Kartanegara Event Calendar. On his occasion he said that Kedang Ipil Village is one of the oldest villages in Kutai Kartanegara, this village is 110 years old.

After being crowned a tourist village, Kedang Ipil is increasingly active in exploring and developing its tourism potential. Mrs. Dra. Sri Wahyuni, MPP. Wahyuni ​​hopes that the Kedang Ipil tourism village can work together with many parties, in order to further prepare a festival that can be packaged in tour package packages to attract tourists. This year 12 international students are included in the 2019 Arts and Culture Scholarship (BSBI) program from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia. Also attending were every cultural and customary process that lasted for two days in Kedang Ipil Village. The village of Kedang Ipil in Kota Bangun District is a village that became the forerunner of the Kutai tribe which then spread everywhere. The people of Kedang Ipil village live by growing rice and vegetables and fruits.

Rice cultivation activities are only for self-consumption by utilizing shifting fields in hilly land by way of cooking or nugal or what is known by sowing seeds directly without seeding with planting time from September to November and harvested around four to five months later . This village that is hundreds of years old has a natural and customary charm and culture that is so attractive to other regions, one of which is the Nutuk Beham traditional ceremony which was carried out earlier on April 26-28, 2019. Nutuk Beham is a traditional event in order to celebrate the success of the harvest, Nutuk Beham is carried out once a year, namely during the young harvest (prapanen / early harvest) in this event the residents work together to carry out the entire program starting from the process of making mats from forest pandan which is used as a base for pounding baham, mortar to pound baham, cut rice glutinous young to baham, fall off young sticky rice to baham, soaked at least 1 night, lifted and drained, then roasted, then cooled then cooled in a way on mash using 2 stages of pestle and mortar, the next will be made into sticky rice cake (diamond / bongkal baham). Ketan cakes will be read out in prayer before being eaten together by all the people who attended the event. some interesting events will be presented to visitors, among others, fresh tepong, pupur dance, rice ngasak dance, jepen dance, behempas, and an extraordinary process, namely Nutuk Beham, which is all done by mutual cooperation, not stopping 24 hours for 3 days 3 nights. The uniqueness that is in the nutuk beham process is the use of mortar made from cempedak tree trunks and arranged in such a way on the stage. The residents alternately and in groups start pounding or knocking on the beham and when the pestle is crushed, the mortar makes a distinctive and rhythmic sound according to the strength that pounded the pestle on the mortar.


Mahakam Riverside Tour In Kutai Kartanegara

So many tourist destinations can be visited in the District of Kutai Kartanegara, especially in Tenggarong. Various ways can be done to enjoy it, such as those currently being popular, namely by riding the Tourist Boat while walking along the Mahakam River. By traveling using a tour boat, tourists can enjoy the trip more, there is a special sensation that can be felt while on the boat and enjoying the atmosphere along the Mahakam River. Stop by interesting tourist attractions, both natural tourism, culture, history, flora and fauna and even adventures.

Travel boat Famtrip Tourism Tourism community today who have traveled along the Mahakam river and toured and visited Kumala Island, continuing towards Lekaq Kidau Village, Kutai Kartanegara Regency. In this village they were welcomed at the Traditional Lamin and were treated to a dance dance typical of the Dayak Kenyah. The village of Lekaq Kidau has now become one of the cultural villages in the Kutai Kartanegara Regency. Morphology This cultural village is in the form of a riverbank plain. It lies on the mahakam river on the north side of the river. The morphology of the area to the east is hilly. As in the Dayak community living in the village of Lung Anai, the Dayak community living in Lekaq Kidau Village also comes from the Apo Kayan area, an area in the interior of Kalimantan which now borders Malaysia. They are Dayak Kenyah tribes who moved to Lekaq Kidau in around 1987, with the reason that among other things in order to facilitate access to education for their children and to get closer to urban areas so that they can improve their standard of living. This is because in the place of origin they have access to education and various means of transportation and communication are very difficult, which causes them to be isolated and separated from other communities.

Upon mutual agreement, they chose land in Kidau Lekaq as their place to live and settle. The area was their choice on the grounds other than because the place was still empty, also because it was located on the banks of the Mahakam River which made it easier for them to carry out various activities such as their place of origin. The majority of the residents of this village are the Dayak Kenyah Lepoq Bem Tribe. This Lekaq Kidau village was only occupied around 1998 after 87 family heads of Dayak Kenyah residents who inhabited Long Les moved to this village. Farmers are a profession for most of the villagers. The land around the village is cultivated and used as farming land. At one point when the harvest season arrived, the villagers held a harvest party. A portion of the harvest was set aside for Mecaq Undat.

How is the Visitor curious? Let's try this exciting alternative to the Mahakam River. Please visit Tenggarong, Kutai Kartanegara

Socialization Of The Process Of Proposing Indonesian Creative Cities To The Unesco Creative Cities Network (UCCN) / Creative City Network

 The Kutai Kartanegara District Tourism Office conducts discussion activities on improving the Creative Economy Agency in Bappeda Building on June 13, 2019 in order to realize the Indonesian creative District / City (Role Model) model, especially in Kutai Kartanegara Regency which is related to improving tourism regarding event and culture of Kutai Kartanegara. Present in this event were Dra. Sri Wahyuni. MPP., As the Head of the Kutai Kartanegara District Tourism Office, as one of the speakers accompanied by Drs. Witontro., Head of Tourism Marketing at the Tourism Office of the District of Kutai Kartanegara.

 Dra. Sri Wahyuni. MPP. conveying the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) / UNESCO Creative Cities Network aims to promote cooperation with and among cities that recognize creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable development in terms of economic, social, cultural and environmental aspects. By joining the network, cities are committed to sharing best practices and building commitments involving the public, private and community sectors in order to develop commitments that promote creativity and the cultural industry, strengthen economic participation in cultural life and integrate culture in urban development plans.


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