|One of the process of making murals in the corner of Beji Village. (Photo: Special)|
The creativity of students at the University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) was indeed endless. After successfully transformed slums Brantas riverbanks to become a famous tourist destination in the world, Kampung Warna-warni Jodipan (KWJ), now it was the turn of Krajan Sae Hamlet, Beji Village, Junrejo Subdistrict, Batu City to become a Green Village with 'Dinosaur Nest'.
The activity which was held by the Practical Public Relations (PR) group 'Prospero', UMM Communication Science Department made the event for The Tempenosaurus Mural Art Competition for 3 days, 11-13 January. The mural competition was attended by 28 participants divided into 10 groups. Participants from various regions such as Semarang, Surabaya, Mojokerto, Lamongan, Jombang and Malang Raya took part.
The chairman of the Prospero group, Sherly Amalia Arif said, before the launch of Kampung Hijau on February 24, various agendas were initiated. "One of them is the mural competition. The mural competition is part of the preparation to beautify Green Village tourism," he said when interviewed on Monday (1/14). The theme raised was about archaeology, dinosaurs and sunflowers.
For the winners, the committee determined 3 championship ranks. The First winner was Rp. 2 million, the second winner was Rp. 1.5 million and the third winner was Rp. 1 million. The prizes were given together with the launch of Kampung Hijau. All activities were held in collaboration with UMM Communication Science Department, paint producer PT. Indana, and the Jatim Park Group.
This theme was raised, continued Sherly, because it was accordance with the identity of Kampung Hijau which was located adjacent to East Java Park 3. "This tourism place has a Dino Park vehicle and yellow Sunflowers so that it contrasts Green Village," he explained. In addition to the mural competition, he also held training for residents of Kampung Hijau to produce various tempeh.
"Except the mural competitions and training making tempeh, there is a briefing of knowledge to welcome guests as preparation for becoming a tourist village. There is also an activity to create a jingle song from Tempe Beji Village, "he continued. The purpose of the existence of the Green Village, he continued, was also to improve the economy of the residents of Beji Village. (Win)