Lake Sentani Festival should yield good results

Sentani, Papua (ANTARA News) - The Lake Sentani Festival 2011 (LSF) should be designed in such away to have a good result, an anthropologist said here on Thursday.

"LSF should have a positive impact on the survival of indigenous Sentani tribal community in specific and other tribes in Papua in general," said Fredrik Sokoy, an anthropologist from Cendrawasih University (Uncen) at a seminar on the advantage of Lake Sentani Festival for the people of Papua at Tabita building.

Fredrik said the festival should be designed properly for its short term and long term program in order to obtain good results.

The design for the short term program, according to him, should be included in the non-core cultural domain to re-inventorize Sentani tribal community`s cultural potential from the upstream to downstream and the natural resources at Lake Sentani area.

In addition, he said Jayapura district government should provide Jayapura Cultural Museum with all related information about local tourism for the visitors.

While the design for long term program as the main cultural domain, Fredrik said it should cover work ethic, attitude of competition, self-esteem, structured educational achievement, moral ethics, and cultural education of indigenous Sentani tribe.

"In the short term and long term program of Lake Sentani Festival, the indigenous tourism of Sentani traditional dances,

typical clothing, typical foods, typical handicrafts, and location of typical residential area should be taken into account," Fredrik said.

Meanwhile, the festival organizing committee chairperson Anna Sawae said the supporting infrastructure has been completed one hundred percent.

She said the local government, supported by the local community, had one hundred percent completed the supporting infrastructure at the festival arena in Jayapura district town of Sentani.

"All preparation such as exhibition pavilion, parking area, and transportation facility have been made ready for the Lake Sentani Festival this year," Anna Sawae said.

She said the completion of all supporting infrastructure of the cultural festival was inseparable from a good cooperation between Jayapura district government and the local people with different cultures but living in perfect harmony.

(O001/HAJM)

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