Existance of Al Munawar Arab Village as Tourism Destination in Palembang Post Covid-19
Ethnic Arabs enter Indonesia, especially in Palembang City during the 1700s with the aim of trading until settling in Palembang City. Long-established Arabs make a separate village called the Arab village and have their own culture, but can still be acculturated to other ethnic groups in the city of Palembang. Although it has its township, this Arab village still exists and survives today. Because this village has history and heritage, the government of Palembang made this village a tourism destination. The focus of this research is the existence of an Arab village as a tourism destination called Al Munawar Arab village. This research would like to see Al Munawar Arab village as a tourism destination in post covid-19, where this village has its own culture. Even Al Munawar Arab village has acculturated with other ethnicities to maintain their own culture that is still preserved and gives a lot of history. The theory used in this study is the functional structure theory proposed by Talcott Parsons. This theory says that the functional structure in society has four schemes, namely, adaptation, grounded, integration, and latency. The Arab village community of Al Munawar has a typical Arab culture, in that culture has rules that apply to Islamic teachings. Arab village culture Al Munawar is recognized formally and the public of the city of Palembang. The existence of Al Munawar Arab village as a tourism destination for this time can’t be entered anymore since Covid-19 hit Palembang as a tourism destination. The research method used is qualitative with descriptive data presentation, literature study, and interview.
Keywords - Arab Village, Existence, Tourism Destination, Post Covid-19