THE UNIQUENESS OF DONGGO ETHNIC
Unique and Sensational
Donggo is a unique ethnic in bima. They have their own language and tradition which is quite different from Bimaness. Touring in Dongg, offers other secret side of live which is interested to be viewed, and then, learned. To try to understand closely the beauty of holy culture and tradition, then taking the secret meaning of value, tradition and the way of thinking in different perspective.
Dou Donggo (Donggo’s people) live in hinterland area which is surrounded by mountains and hills. There are 2 kinds of Donggo : Donggo Ipa, whom living in the west side of Bima bay and Donggo Ele, whom living in the East side of Bima bay.
A. Dou Donggo Ipa
Walking around Donggo Ipa in the top of mount Soromandi offers a unique and sensational of cultural tourism. You can see different side of local’s live whom live together with nature.
Most of the local people are living as farmers, some people lived nomadenly, moving from one to another place to find new land to be farmed.
The people of Donggo Ipa is rich of toleration. If you visit Mbawa, you’ll find church and mosque which stay near to each other. This is very much rare to find to other places nowdays. You can also happily have a conversation with the local people. Although they are quite different in culture and tradition from Bimaness, but they understand Indonesia language.
Satisfy yourself with its culture. Don’t forget to bring your camera as many historical moments to be captured, for example a traditional wooden house.
If you have more time, please do a religious tour to ancient graveyard at Dusun Padende. Donggo’s people believe that this is a graveyard of Gajah Mada whom died when he came to unite nusantara. You’ll be satisfied with the written stone (prasasti) Wadu Ntau, or the legend sarcophagus (Wadu Nocu).
Then, you can try a glass of wild horse’s milk which is believed to increase man’s passion. Medically, there are a lot of scientific research which showed that horse milk can treat many diseases such as leukemia. You can also press the milk by yourself, if you like, and drink it freshly.
Evening situation is also wonderful. Just feel the night in mountain area in Donggo. Don’t worry, the local people will gladly welcome you in their traditional houses. Another choice is staying in Royal residence of Sultan Bima called Pesanggrahan Donggo.
B. Dou Donggo Ele
Your historical vacation is not complete without visiting dou Doggo Ele yet. Dou Donggo ele is living at the foot of Mount Lambitu. Although they are pretended as dou Donggo ele, but they are known as Dou Sambori.
Dou Sambori are Moslem, their income is coming from a unique way of farm called ‘Bajak’. They bajak the land traditionally by 2 cows. The output is onion, wijen, and rice.
Visiting Sambori’s people brings you to the ancient Bima tradition. Sambori’s people are inherited their parents tradition. The tradition is bequeathed from generation to generation. Besides tradition, Islam tradition is also colored live side of dou Sambori.
If you come to Sambori’s boarder, you will enter a territory of custom. Couple of people are still living in traditional houses called ‘lengge’ with its language and culture quite different from Bimanesse (Bima ethnic).
If you want to go there, you can take around 1.5 hours from Bima capital city.
The unforgetable Village
There is a feeling of calm when the first time you walk into this village. The village is located in the top of mountain, located around 15 km from Bima capital city. It’s called Maria, a village which can be reached by hiking or outbound by bicycle.
The way to Maria is full of exotic view. Group of friendly monkeys, old trees and many giant stones can be seen along the journey. In this village, you can also see many unique traditional houses called ‘jompa’. Jompa is a house where local people secure their rice or other food. Jompa is intentionally placed outside the family house so that the food will be saved if there is any fire. The owner watches their own jompa alternately days and nights.
Please stay in Maria and you will find different sensation with spare the night in Royal residence called Pesanggrahan Oi Wobo. The night will be full of attraction, because ‘Ntumbu’ (head fight) will be performed to you.
Come and enjoy Maria, the village will be waiting to you with unique attraction and the beauty of nature.
HANTA UA PU’A
The ceremony of loyalty to Islam
UPACARA ADAT “HANTA UA PUA”Seeing Hanta Ua Pua ceremony is the same as seeing the testimony of the loving to Islam. It’s an old historical ceremony. It teaches the spiritual meaning of Islam by honor deeply the birth of Muhammad SAW. Step the railway, a process of being adult Maja Labo Dahu. This is the process of Hanta Ua Pua. Full of meaning, the loyalty to Allah, aza wa jalla, “when Islam came to Bima”. And also to honor the bearer of Islam religion, Datuk Dibanda and Datuk Ditiro.
Islam came to Bima at Thursday, July 5, 1640 M or Rabiul Awal 15, 1050 H according to Islamic calendar. Until now, Ua Pua is always based on Hijriyah calendar (Islamic Calender).
The ceremony is started by dzikir maulud for 2-3 days, which is marked by making 99 egg flowers, the same number as Asmaul Husna. In the same time, local people making Kepandan and mahligai house which lately will be carry to the Sultan palace.
At night, there is a missal pray which is attended by king and his family, public figure, religious figure, and Malay Moslem leader. The ceremony satisfied all the people around Bima for 1 week.
Salatullah salamullah, ala thoha rasulullah. Salatullah salamullah, ala yasin habibillah. The dzikir is sing by all people that showed their praise to Allah and His prophet. The ceremony is full of Islamic symbol. It also presents many activities and contests at the same time.
Hanta Ua Pua’s ceremony is started in the morning around 8 am. It is started from Kampung Melayu and ended at Bima palace. All the people floaded the palace to enjoy the ceremony.
PACUAN KUDA (Horse Race)
The horse used known as Sandel horse in Sumba, and it’s wellknown as “jara poro” (dog’s horse) in Bima because of its tiny body (height +/- 1 m).
Horse race is a tradition to Bimaness. The race is held 4-5 times a year in Panda village (+/- 6 km from Bima capital city). It’s held in April, May, July, October and December, and seen by thousand of people in Bima.
The horse is originally come from Bima, and handled by kid’s jockey around 6-8 years old, without saddle. Sometimes the horseman from Sumbawa, Lombok, and NTT are also invited.
To enter the arena, just pay 4 thousand for the ticket. There is seat for public and also VIP.
Bima Sultanate Palace is located right in the center of Bima which is wellknown locally as Asi Mbojo.
Bima’s palace was built at 1927 by Sultan Muhammad Salahudi (Bima’s King 14th) which ruled the kingdom from 1915 to 1951 to replace his father Sultan Ibrahim (1881-1915). The palace was constructed by Ambonese architect named Mr. Obzichter Pehatta, combinized by 2 cultures ; Europe and Bima.
This palace has long became a local museum. It owns many royal souvenirs such as crown, Keris, housewares made of gold, and many precious stones.
In front of the palace, there is a monumental flag’s mast in the shape of sheep and a gate named “lare-lare”. In the east side of palace, there is a new palace known as ‘Asibou’, a Bima traditional house made from Jati wood from Tololali village. That’s why Bimaness called this palace as “jati tololai’.
There are a lot of traditional festivals in the yard of palace, for example Hanta Ua Pua.
Around the palace, there are:
– Royal house which now become a pendopo of Bupati Bima
– A yard name Sera Suba, where Bima warriors practice their ability
– Royal mosque named Masjid Sultan Muhammad Salahuddin with graveyard of Bima royal family in its yard
– In the north and west part, there are public facilities as hotel, restaurant, police office and shopping center
To enter to the palace, you only need to pay Rp. 5000/person for the ticket.
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