Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno visited the Denai Lama Tourism Village in Deli Serdang Regency, North Sumatra Wednesday (9/6) for the "Socialization of the 2021 Indonesian Tourism Village Award". The series of socialization events for the 2021 Indonesian Tourism Village Award has started from May 22 until June 25, 2021. The Denai Lama tourism village is chosen to prosper the local community in the new tourism era. Moreover, this village is also well known for its traditional and cultural literacy. Therefore, this edition of Indonesian Wonder for today will introduce you to Denai Lama Tourism Village.
To travel to the tourism village of Denai Lama, you will see views of the green expanse of rice fields. There are various tourism attractions that can be enjoyed. You can take selfies in various instagrammable photo spots. Besides, you can also visit the Paloh Naga Tourism Market, a center for the production of snacks and typical souvenirs of the Denai Lama Village. The market has a characteristic in every buying and selling transaction namely by using barter. This market is open every Saturday and Sunday. The traders are women in Denai Lama. They sell satay, grilled rice, traditional snacks and various types of coffee. The payment method is also unique, namely by using ‘Uang Kepeng’ which is made of wood and each chip is worth Rp. 2,000.
The Denai Lama Tourism Village is famous for its traditional cultural literacy such as Javanese, Malay, and Batak cultures. Furthermore, it also produces various handicrafts, such as woven typical cloth of Denai Lama Village, Jumputan Batik cloth, and Crafts from coconut shells. The Denai Lama Tourism Village is also developing in the utilization of village potential like the construction of a circle studio that has a reading cafe which also functions as a reading park and one of the benefits is for developing the character of its Community Resources. This reading café is managed by teenagers of the Denai Lama village.