Management of Mola Raya Slum Areas Becoming a Tourism Area in Wakatobi Regency

  • Joko Tri Brata
  • Abdul Nashar
  • Farlin Suprianto
Keywords: Collaboration, Tourism, Slums


The tourism sector can improve the welfare of the community, and can improve the quality of life of the community, especially residents around tourism destinations. The marine-based tourism development of Wakatobi Regency has been in line with regional development policies that place the fisheries and marine sector as well as tourism as a leading sector, with a Vision: "Terwujudnya Surga Nyata Bawah Laut di Jantung Segi Tiga Karang Dunia".
The research method is description research, by describing phenomena and trying to combine handling patterns through collaborative efforts of the parties.
The results of the study describe the Mola Raya Tourism Area including Desa Mola Bahari, Desa Nelayan Bakti, Desa Mola Samaturu, Desa Mola Selatan, Desa Mola Utara, and Desa Mandati III.
This area is a coastal area and traditional village of the Bajo tribe, which has a function as the development of the Traditional Special Region of the Bajo Tribe, the development of Limited Settlements, the development of Local Scale Public Service Facilities, the development of Trade and Local Scale Services. The area under study also includes a cultural heritage area that should be protected and used as a traditional special area, the Bajo tribe village.
The model of handling the area is carried out by a collaborative model of the Slum Management Program and tourism development, in which a breakthrough forms through the development of the Mola area as part of the Wangi-Wangi Urban Area with; (1) carrying out restoration, renovation and preservation efforts with community participation, (2) Improving care and improvement of traditional Bajo settlements as an effort to improve the Bajo Traditional Special Region, (3) Developing traditional Bajo settlements into tourist areas, by increasing transportation facilities and facilities and infrastructure as a support, and (4) involving the community in conservation activities and efforts to determine the Bajo tribe as a Traditional Special Area, as well as involving the community in cultural tourism activities that can be developed.