Cultural Objects and Traditions of Negeri Soya of Ambon as a Tourist Attraction

NURHAYATI, BERNADETA RESTI (2023) Cultural Objects and Traditions of Negeri Soya of Ambon as a Tourist Attraction. Atlantis press. ISSN 2352-5398

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Ambon is one of the beautiful cities in Moluccas (Maluku) archipelago. Beside old forts and Portuguese and Dutch colonial heritage churches, the city has negeris and villages. A negeri is a unitary community of customary law. One of the negeris is named Soya (hereinafter referred to as Negeri Soya. It is one of the 22 negeris in Ambon that still maintains cultural traditions and customs handed down by their ancestors, both in tangible form (cultural objects) and intangible one (traditions and customs). The data gathering technique of this study was carried out by in-depth interviews with Mr. and Mrs. Raja (kings of the negeris), some members of the Negeri Soya’s saniri and the people of Negeri Soya. The author also visited the cultural objects.The study results show that Negeri Soya’s culture and tradition riches have been preserved since ancient times when their ancestors arrived. The cultural objects include Teung Stones that are scattered in the territory of Negeri Soya. The stones are believed as the embodiment of the boat that brought the ancestors from their homeland on Seram Island. In addition there are Baileo, the King’s house, Soya church, old Sirimau jars, and other cultural objects. One of the traditions that is still alive today is the Negeri Washing which is held on Friday of the second week of December. The cultural and traditional wealth needs to be managed better to become one of the Ambon’s tourism attractions. Keywords: traditional negeri · Negeri Soya · cultural objects · the richness of Indonesian traditions

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 340 Law
300 Social Sciences > 340 Law > 346 Private Law > Customary Law
Depositing User: Ms B. Resti Nurhayati
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2023 05:55
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2023 05:55

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