Bajo Taka Bonerate: Island People Around Selayar Marine Tourism
Muh. Yamin Sani, H. Muhadjir Suni

Selayar Islands is a regency well known for the last few years with its Taka Bonerate National Park as destination of marine tourism in South Sulawesi Province. The aim of the study was to identify the object of marine tourism and prepare the local community to participate in the development of marine tourism. The study used dialogic multilingual method or in-depth discourse in which the interviewer and the informant as an interviewee were in equal position. This made rapport possible. Observation was also used to observe the life of the community. The result of the study indicates that islands in the Taka Bonerate National Park are exotic islands marked by white sand and clear blue sea. Almost all islands in the Taka Bonerate National Park have diving spots with its wonderful and beautiful sea under water. . Several islands are inhabited by local community such as Bajonese known as people of the sea. This ethnic fully supports the marine tourism development.

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