Optimization of Local Potential Towards Nature And Culture-Based Tourism Village (Study on Charcoal Kitchens and Mangrove Forests in Kuala Sempang Village, Bintan Regency)

Adji Suradji Muhammad, Anastasia Wiwik Swastiwi, Eka Suswaini


Charcoal kitchens in Kuala Sempang Village, Seri Kuala Lobam District, Bintan Regency serve as media for charcoal production. Historically, charcoal was used to fuel cooking, ironing, and other household tasks. Mangrove trees are used as a raw material in the manufacture of charcoal. Mangrove trees are the primary source of charcoal because of their high density, which makes them more durable than other trees. Economically, charcoal production can boost the economy and human welfare. On the other hand, the production of charcoal affects environmental degradation. Several locations where charcoal is produced are called “charcoal kitchens.” Charcoal kitchens in several locations are no longer manufactured, rendering them obsolete. The charcoal kitchen is unique in its shape and even represents a technological advance for its time. Therefore, it is regrettable if the structure that bears witness to past technological advancement is abandoned and fails to benefit current and future generations. This study employs a descriptive-qualitative method with a rationalistic approach. This method is based on a holistic approach, which examines a general concept through the lens of a specific object and then incorporates the findings into the general concept. According to this study, a concept for utilizing the remaining charcoal kitchen structures and protecting mangrove forests through culture and nature-based tourism villages is required. The government’s development of facilities, as well as intensive promotion, are required. Additionally, community empowerment is essential to sustainably manage the remaining charcoal kitchen structures and mangrove forests.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jpag.v12i1.19514

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