NUSADAILY.COM – MALANG – Welcoming Nyepi Day for Hindus, Mount Bromo tour will be completely closed. This was revealed in the official release given by The Great Hall of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park (BB-TNBTS), Friday (5/3/2021).
“Considering the letter from the Chairman of Parisada Hindu Dharma Indonesia Probolinggo Regency, starting from March 14, 2021 at 00.00 to March 15, 2021 at 06.00, Mount Bromo tour is closed completely,” explained Acting Head of BB-TNBTS, R. Agus Budi Santosa.
Agus explained, not only tourist activities, a number of accesses to the area are also closed.
“The closure of the line from the direction of Probolinggo, Wonokerto Village Sekarpura Subdistrict, from pasuruan direction, Wonokitri Village Tosari Subdistrict and from Malang, Lumajang in Jemplang is closed,” he said.
Previously, BB-TNBTS closed the caldera area of motor vehicles. Different from the previous year, tengger caldera activities are free of motor vehicles only conducted three days.
The closure was carried out as an application of wulan kapitu, which is one of the implementation of 10 new ways of managing conservation areas.
“Namely to respect the customs / culture (local wisdom) tengger community as well as a momentum to restore (recovery) the ecosystem of bromo and surrounding areas,” he explained.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, BB-TNBTS requires tourists to strictly implement health protocols. Such as using a mask, washing your hands with running water or hand sanitizer.
“Then, keep a distance of at least one meter and do not throw garbage indiscriminately,” he added.
In addition, he urged, visitors must pay attention and obey the choice of sites visiting tourist destinations TNBTS, in accordance with the site on the entrance ticket that has been booked through online booking.
“Also, visitors who choose a destination visit site to Savana Teletubies or Sand Sea are allowed to enter after 06.00,” he concluded.
He hopes for the support of the parties and partners related to the management of TNBTS tourism. Considering, tnbts tourism sector is a sector that has an impact for the wider community, especially in supporting the economic growth of tnbts buffer communities located in four districts in East Java, namely Malang, Probolinggo, Pasuruan and Lumajang. (nda/lna)