The Intangible Culture of ‘Tulan-tulan’ Tradition

Based on the data from The Centre of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation data explained, globally 800 million people living on activities within 100 kilometres (62 miles) inside the prone of volcanoes hazards of 1,508 active volcanoes scattered in 86 countries around the world today. 

One of them is the deadly Sinabung volcano which also called ‘The Red Dragon’ as the longest volcano eruption among 129 most active volcanoes in Indonesia. Totally 28 people were killed by giant hot cloud as sequences tragic tragedy of Sinabung volcano eruptions history since 2010 until now, after on dormant for 400 years.

In conclusion, human have been living in the shadows of dangerous active volcanoes for thousand of years, supported by values of geographical potentials as the tourism destination, as well as soil fertility as farming venue. Just like the Indonesian who not only regards volcano eruptions as disaster or geological phenomenon, but also a blessing.

At the other side, previously relocating the ancestors tomb (Tulan-tulan) is a tradition by Karo tribe indigenous who is a native around the Sinabung volcano feet, until now the volcano eruption occurred, Tulan-tulan changes by an function, that’s to save the artefact of history to knowing the important futures.

Sutanta Aditya works with the tittle “Seeing The History Discovered The Futures” have successfully certified with Humanity Photo Awards 2017 and included passed the second-round evaluation II on HPA 2017 |

Let’s to see the final around on September 2018.



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