Government Support for Tembi

In 2017, the Minister of Tourism supported Tembi to grow bigger. If it has touched on the cultural value aspect, Minister of Tourism Arief Yahya is very confident of the intelligence of homestay entrepreneurs in Yogyakarta. They are already adept at displaying the authenticity of their Javanese culture and a touch of local tradition.
One example of a tourist village that is recommended to be visited is Tembi Tourism Village, or what is also known as “Dewi Tembi”. Being there is synonymous with being present in a typical rural Yogya atmosphere. The rustic feel and serenity of the Yogya style can be felt even though Dewi Tembi’s location is so close to the City of Yogya.
Yes Dewi Tembi is a rural-based tourist location which is located on Jl. Parangtritis kilometer 8.5, Sewon, Bantul – Yogyakarta. With only about 15 minutes from Malioboro and downtown Yogyakarta, the location of Tembi Hamlet is not too difficult to reach.
Access to the location is so easy. Once you enter Jalan Parangtritis, you only need to look for a sign that says “TEMBI” if you are going to cross 8.5 kilometers. Just go into the village a little. And you will find a lot of fun.
Tembi as a tourist village was originally a unique idea from the Indonesian Ministry of Culture. The Minister saw the potential of Tembi as a craft village and a homestay village. With a population of 911 people (based on data from UAJY II Thematic KKN 2008), 38 houses are ready to be occupied.
In these homestay houses, travelers / tourists can enjoy some of the standard facilities of a typical rural room, which if it has a different appeal than homestay houses in general. Can gaze at the verdant rice fields from the front of the homestay. You can feel the shade of the trees that shade the homestay area. As well as the hospitality of the residents at Dewi Tembi.
That way, tourists can experience a different tourist experience, namely rural tourism. You can play, travel, but also learn and socialize with Tembi residents who are ready to receive you in a friendly manner.
A variety of standard lodging facilities and services can be enjoyed. The cleanliness and comfort of the homestay at Dewi Tembi have been recognized. Tembi homestay was awarded the 2014 Asean Green Homestay Award. This award was received in Manila, Philippines. Tembi Tourism Village has also been the best in Bantul regency.
Yes, staying at the Omah Tembi homestay is like experiencing Yogya from a different side. The feel of the village and the serenity of Yogya is very pronounced. To be sure, there is no need to be expensive to enjoy the “luxury” that can blend with the lives of the people and nature around this Tembi Tourism Village.
There are two types of homestays in Dewi Tembi. Non-AC homestays available 62 homestays. With room rates of Rp. 200,000, you get private bathroom facilities and breakfast. Meanwhile, there are 17 AC homestays which are grouped in Tembi Homestay, Omah Tembi and Kampung Tembi. The facilities at this AC homestay are more complete. There is a water heater, hotspot area (wi fi) and breakfast. Room rates start at IDR 275,000 (standard room), IDR 450,000 (family room) and IDR 550,000 (deluxe family room).
In Tembi Homestay there is an art shop and a batik workshop and making crafts. There is a batik gallery, a pavilion and a stretch of rice fields. These various facilities are a means for tourists who want to live in enjoying the daily lives of Tembi residents. You can also enjoy folk arts such as gamelan, puppet, gejog lesung and angklung.
“You can practice making cloth batik, making wooden masks, making tissue holders, pencil cases, making ceramics, carving sungging puppets, making and painting fans or coloring ceramics,” explained Dawud Subroto, manager of Tembi Tourism Village.
Tourists can also do culinary activities to make tempe dele, make sagon, or make banana weevil chips. “Those who want to outbound can also. There are many game packages, such as banyu mili, competition to hold eels in the fields, catch ducks in the fields, clog competitions, plow fields, make manuk manuk and so on,” added Dawud.
Dewi Tembi often becomes a subscription for groups of students who are on vacation or live in enjoying the atmosphere of the village.