THE POTENTIALS OF LAU KAWAR AS TOURISM RESORT
SRY IRA AMELIANI REG.NO. 102202059
DIPLOMA – III ENGLISH STUDY PROGRAM FACULTY OF CULTURE STUDY
UNIVERSITY OF SUMATERA UTARA MEDAN
Name : SRY IRA AMELIANI
Title of this Paper : THE POTENTIALS OF LAU KAWAR AS TOURISM
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Tran., M.Hum. for his constructive criticisms to complete this paper.
The most special thank is dedicated to my beloved parents, my father, Irawan and my mother, Siti Ariyani who have given me love, cares, advices, supports, motivations, attentions and always pray for me in order to get my best, to my
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Medan, June 19th, 2013
TABLE OF CONTENTS
2.1 The Meaning of Tourism, Tourist, and Destination ……….. 4
2.2 Tourism Products ……….…. 6
2.3 Tourism Industry ………. 8
2.4 Infrastructure ……….…. 9
CHAPTER III THE POTENTIALS OF LAU KAWAR AS TOURISM RESORT ……….………. 12
3.1 Brief Description of Karo Regency ……….……….. 12
3.2 Brief of Description of Lau Kawar ………. 17
3.3The Potentials of Lau Kawar as Tourism Resort ……….. 20
3.4 The Strategies ……….. 21
CHAPTER IV CONCLUSION AND SUGGESTION ……….. 23
4.1 Conclusion ………..……… 23
4.2 Suggestion ………. 23
REFERENCES ………. 24
that Indonesia has many potentials as destination of tourism.
Spillane (1982;20) said that “ tourism is an activity to make a travelling so
that getting enjoy, looking for pleasure, knowing something, improve healthy,
jogging or taking a rest, doing assignment, pilgrimages, etc. it is usually done at
someplace as called destination. Some place which can be said as destinations must
be has five indicated that comprised : 10 Attraction, 2) Facility, 3) Infrastructure,
4) Transportation, 5) Hospitality”.
Increasing the tourism in some destination gives many advantages
produced as well as, it will affect the problems which will make difficult even harm.
To guarantee in order to the tourism can increase and come in advantages and
minimize disadvantages. The increasing of tourism should be begun by the hard
study and the research for all support resource.
North Sumatera is one province in Indonesia with has big potential of
tourism. The Capital of North Sumatera is Medan. Medan is one big city of
Indonesia beside Jakarta and Surabaya. Medan also has so many historical places,
such as Maimoon Palace and Grand Mosque AL-Mashun. There are twenty five
regencies at North Sumatera. One of them is Karo Regency
Today, the interesting destination to visit should has some activities which
can make tourists happy or satisfied. Some activities should give some memorable
experience or even the unforgettable one. Karo Regency is one of tourism
destination in North Sumatera, Indonesia
writer just focused this paper on describing the potentials of Lau Kawar as Tourism
Resort and the way to increase its potential.
1.4 The Method of the Study Library Research
Library research is the way to get information by collecting some books that
relevant to the theme.
This paper is also used field research to find real data. Field research can be an
extraordinary exciting and rewarding experience leading to important discoveries
and breakthrough ideas. The writer also took some pictures by photographing to
support from interviewing.
1.5 The Reason for Choosing This Topic
The reason why the writer choosing this topic is that, this topic is exciting
and has not been written by anyone in English Program Studies, Faculty of Culture
Study, Unversity of Sumatera Utara. This topic makes the writer feel interested to
1.6 The Purpose of the Study The purpose of this study is :
To show the reader about the potentials of Lau Kawar as tourism resorts
RELATED OF REVIEW LITERATURE
2.1 The Meaning of Tourism, Tourist, and Destination
The term “tourism” has recently known after eighteenth century. The
activity of travelling is called tour.
McIntosh (1995:10) said that “ tourism is a composite of activities, services, and
industries that delivers a travel experience : transportation, accommodation, eating
and drinking establishment, shops, entertainment, activity, and other hospitality
service available for individual or group that are away from home”
The definition of Tourism from Undang-Undang No.10 Tahun 2009 is that all
activities about tourism and be supported by all facilities and services which is
provided by society, businessman, government, and local government.
Both of definition below, the writer can conclude that tourism is outdoor
activity is done by a person or a group with the aim to enjoyed a recreation in a
destination which is provided by society, businessman, government, and local
A person traveled is called tourist. The internationally, definition of tourist
is limited by Economic Commission of the League of Nations means that tourist is
an person travelling for a period of 24 hours or more in a country other than that in
which is usually resides. Besides tourist term, any other term is same meaning. The
term is a foreign visitor. The foreign visitor is a person traveled in a destination
which has been established by International Civil Aviation Organizaion and
Commission of the United Nation. They give a limited about three month until six
month for get travelled according by role of each country. A place which is visited
by the tourists are called destination.
The requirement of destination should have the attraction in order to make
the tourist or visitor attract to visit that destination. There are some categories of
tourism. They are :
Ecotourism is a destination which supplies about ecosystem. It
usually engages natural and jungle. Sometime it also has special species which can
be looked, for example like Bukit Lawang is famous about Lauser National Park
and especially famous about Orang Utan.
2. Agro Tourism
Agro tourism is a destination utilizes agricultural as main aim visitor, for
example at Berastagi is famous about fresh vegetable and fruit, especially Marquisa.
3. Cultural tourism
Cultural shows about custom culture, the tradition, as an attraction at a
destination. For example ; custom home of Karoness is that Siwaluh Jabu at Lingga
and at Dokan. Reog Ponorogo is typical performances from Ponorogo.
Tourism products are tangible and abstract in the united series of travelling
which can be only felt by who was doing travelling by get some good experiences
as finishing a traveling.
Generally, the tourists will enjoy their touring with new atmosphere, but
sometime there are some of them will enjoy their touring with the same atmosphere
like their country. For there, we should know the characteristic tourist toward their
necessary so that they will get good experience for being touring or travelling. If
we have known their necessary, we can prepare to provide their necessary and
exactly the uniqueness a destination have to also available as an attraction its
destination. If the potential its destination can provide their necessary, it will form
an unforgettable memorable for the tourist is who travelling.
For this context, tourism product is important thing for development of
The qualities of tourism are :
It can not be saved
Generally the product is easy to destroy and can not be sold back.
It can not be moved
The tourists can not bring out its product so that they have to come the place
Generally the product is made and sold for the necessary some of variety tourists
integrated product which contains are destination, transportation, accommodation,
and attraction where those products is prepared by each industry and be supplied
separately for the consumer (tourist/visitor).”
Based on both, the meaning of tourism product, it can be concluded that there are
destination listed based on necessary the tourists. They are :
Attraction and destination
Travel agency and tour operator
2.3 Tourism Industry
Undang-undang No. 67 Tahun 1996 explains that tourism industry is the
activities get aiming to organize tourism services, provide tourism, destination and
other industry related it
Detail from the meaning of its tourism industry are listed at provision be four
kinds. They are :
1. Tourism service industry
Tourism service industry suffuses as planning providing service, tour
operator, tourism organizer service. For example, travel bureau, tourist agency,
tour guide service
2. Attraction and destination industry
This industry is utilization natural source and environmental governance have
been determined as tourism resort for be formed as tourist target.
Accommodation is one facility to provide lodging service which completed by
food and drink service and other service. For example are hotel, lodgment,
Based on listed below, this industry is called tourism component. Tourism
component have to movement growth appropriate by technology movement and
own the tourism.
Infrastructure is one important thing in tourism. Actually, Infrastructure is
tourist supply should be prepared or provided if we will develop tourism industry
a destination so that they don’t feel worry and can enjoy their tour.
The action :
No disturb the tourist
Help and protect the tourist
Friendly with the tourist
Help to give information for the tourist
Purpose : create the discipline situation for being the activities of tourism which
can give service effectively for the tourist
The action :
Keep queue culture
Keep the situation with follow the regulation
Discipline, expedite and neat
Purpose : keep the cleanliness for being the activities of tourism which able
cleaning service for the tourist
The action :
Don’t littering anyway
Keep the cleanliness tool and destination together
Prepare hygiene food and beverage equipment
Keep go green
Keep coolness at every place of destination
Purpose : create good destination for being the activities of tourism which able
supply attract atmosphere and keep memorable deeply for the tourist so that
sustainable promotion activity for more and good visiting.
The action :
Keep nice and attraction by setting of harmony and natural
Set of lodgment by neat, discipline, and keep local character
Keep ornamentals plants for aesthetic elements
6. The Hospitality
Purpose : create the friendly situation for being activities of tourism which able
supply good relationship like own family for the tourist so that sustainable the
tourist get good memorable and will visit back.
7. Ideals of the past
Purpose : create unforgettable memories for the tourist so that the tour which they
can make them remember through and also can motivate to come back.
The action :
Show the uniqueness local culture
Prepare typical food and drink which has clean, healthy and attract
The Potentials of Lau Kawar as Tourism Resort
3.1Brief Description of Karo Regency
Karo Regency is one of tourism destinations which is visited by many tourists.
sea level. Karo Regency has four bordering by compass.
At North, Karo Regency borders on Deli Serdang Regency and
At South, Karo Regency borders on Dairi Regency
At East, Karo Regency borders on Simalungun Regency
At West, Karo Regency borders on Southeast Aceh
Karo Highland has wild mountains with a fresh and cool air and some of
good destinations and attractions. The excess tourism in Karo Regency beside other
tourisms of North Sumatera are :
It gets many good destination, especially agro tourism and attraction
It feels fresh and cool is caused Karo whose is Higland
It is not far from the Capital city. It is about 66 Km with a good
Some of destination and attraction in Karo Regency are :
The Natural Beauty / nice Viewing (Doulu Viewing and Sipiso-piso)
Hot Spring ( Semangat Gunung, Debuk-debuk)
Historical heritage ( Lingga Museum, Custom home of Si Waluh
Jabu at Lingga, Puntungan Meriam Putri Hijau at Sukanalu)
Volcano ( Sibayak Mount and Sinabung Mount)
Changers, two Post Offices, and three Hospitals.
Based on the data given above, it is clearly seen that Karo Regency has big
potentials as tourism. Based on data given by the destination at Berastagi Cultural
and Tourism Department, there are five destination namely Gundaling, Sibayak
Mount/Lau Debuk-debuk, Mejuah-juah Garden, and the last Lau Kawar/Sinabung
3.2Brief Description of Lau Kawar
Lau Kawar is a lake beside Sinabung Mount and it’s located at Kuta Gugung
village, Naman teran sub-district, Karo Regency of North Sumatera. Its temperature
is cold because it is beside Sinabung Mount. This lake is flanked by Deleng Lancuk
We can see the potential of Lau Kawar as tourism resort by data of visitor which
is taken from Berastagi Cultural and Tourism Department. The data is taken from
2010 until April 2013.
No Month Tourist
is estimated about thirty percent who visit without destination ticket.
Table 7 Visitation of tourists to Lau Kawar in 2012
is estimated about thirty percent who visit without destination ticket.
From those data above, we can see clearly that Lau Kawar Lake has the
potential as tourism resorts. Therefore it should be enhanced for development of
3.3 The Potentials of Lau Kawar as Tourism Resorts
Gugung village which is near Lau Kawar lake. In addition, the local communities
believe that Lau Kawar has special story about why Lau Kawar is be a lake, whereas
last ago its lake was an agricultural place for them. The construction of Lau Kawar
lake like “belanga”. It means that the construction is like an half rotate however
more walking to middle its lake, the deep of the lake will be also more. They believe
that the story is true.
3.4 The Strategies
To develop Lau Kawar as famous tourism resort, the writer has seen directly
the lack of Lau Kawar. The strategies to develop Lau Kawar as famous tourism
resort are :
The local government should care more about to develop Lau Kawar as
tourism resort. If Lau Kawar becomes a famous tourism resort, it can add
job vacancies for the population who live there.
The local government should have relationship with industries which move
in Tourism to fulfill the requirement as good destination for Lau Kawar
The people who live there should have to the same idea with government
and the industries to develop Lau Kawar to be a good destination and be
CONCLUSION AND SUGGESTION
The writer has described about The Potentials of Lau Kawar as Tourism
Resort, so at the end of this paper, the writer tries to give the conclusion that Lau
Kawar has potentials to be one famous tourism resort in Karo Regency that can
attract the visitors even the tourist with viewing natural at Lau Kawar. Lau Kawar
is a lake which beside Sinabung Mount. Its ecosystem is still natural and so many
of variety fish in the lake. The Beauty of viewing and comfort Lau Kawar can make
the visitor or tourist feel enjoyed to visit this destination. Beside its potential, there
are some problems should be developed in order to interest the tourists to visit it.
We can see the beauty and nice view in this destination. Fortunately, if Lau
Kawar is not developed for more. The writer wishes the local government should
care more to movement Lau Kawar as Tourism Resort, especially for society who
live in the environment of Lau Kawar they should care more about the potentials of
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