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Before he came to Jembrana, Perancak or Tanjung Ketapang was already in command by I Gusti Ngurah Rangsasa. When Nirartha arrived at Perancak through the estuary of Perancak directly overlooking the southern sea, the ruler of Perancak, Gusti Ngurah Rangsasa examined the capability of Danghyang Nirartha. As a new comer, he was asked to comply with the local rules. One of which, he had to worship him manifested through four large stone shrines that existed at the area. At that time, Ngurah Rangsasa asked to struggle while showing off supernatural power and it was met by Danghyang Nirartha. However, before accomplishing the worship, the stone shrines in use shattered. Ultimately, Ngurah Rangsasa recognized the supernatural power of Nirartha and the

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Perancak Dang Khayangan Temple erancak Temple is situated on the southern tip of Jembrana subdistrict, precisely at Perancak village. This temple is one of the Dang Khayangan temples (used to venerated Hindu sage) in Bali. It is closely related to some other similar temples in Jembrana such as the Rambutsiwi, Jati, Prapat Agung and Majapahit Temple. On the pilgrimage of Danghyang Nirartha or Pedanda Sakti Wawu Rauh from Java to Bali, he should show off his supernatural power against the king ruling the Tanjung Ketapang, Perancak with the title I Gusti Ngurah Rangsasa. According to Jro Mangku Nyoman Sadra, 72, the temple with anniversary falling every Buda Manis (Wednesday) Medangsia was inseparable from the pilgrimage of Danghyang Nirartha to Bali.

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imperious character of the Perancak ruler vanished. Later on, Ngurah Rangsasa moved to the north under the hill. Due to his presence there, local people then named the area Sawe Rangsasa. According to local legend, the word sawe originating from the word sawa or soul refers to Gusti Ngurah Rangsasa, the former ruler of Perancak. So far, within the area of Perancak Temple stands a memorial chamber shrine used to venerate the descendants of Ngurah Rangsasa. Additionally, at the temple entrance of Perancak is set a pair of crocodile statue on the stairs. According to Jro Mangku Sadra who has been in service for 40 years, the statue described the situation of Perancak estuary at that time where the swamp area was still filled with dozens of crocodiles. B N (BTN/kmb)

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Aston Denpasar Hotel & Convention Center

Well-Appointed rooms, With Special Hot Deal ston Denpasar Hotel & Convention Center, familiarly Aston Denpasar is conveniently located in the heart of Denpasar, advantaged by being nestled in the side of highway that connects two famous tourist destinations, Kuta and Ubud, this hotel is perfect for business travelers and convenient for those who visit Bali for leisure. Combining exceptional service and attention to details, Aston Denpasar Hotel & Convention Center offers well-appointed 258 guestrooms which furnished with arrange of international standard amenities, featuring 12 meeting rooms and 1 grand ballroom which accommodate 20 to 2,000 guests. This establishment is ideal to host meetings, workshops, exhibitions, and social events. Attributed by 3 large swimming pools and 2 kids pools, restaurant, 24hour room service, fitness center, and spa, Aston Denpasar Hotel & Convention Center is the premium

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uta Beach is the best place to learn to surf in Bali. So, it is reasonable for novice surfers to choose this white sandy beach as a place to do it. In addition to the challenging waves, this beach is always captivating. The never-fading charm makes Kuta village visited by travelers from various countries. All the facilities have existed, so that tourists can do it anytime. Most importantly, people have intention and are mentally ready to conquer the waves. Novice surfers can rent surfboard along the coast. Accompanied by instructors, within only 2 hours, novice surfers can try to take action. At first, they get theory, techniques of surfing and then put it into practice at sea. “A beginner should start with basic exercises performed on the beach by learning the techniques,” said a surfng instructor. With familiarity, the beginners

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host when you are in Bali. The uniqueness staying here is Hot Deal Breakfast on Weekend, at the hotel usually will automatically get breakfast and use the pool for free. However, by Hot Deal Breakfast on Weekend is both facilities can now be enjoyed here, for those who do not stay at the hotel. Through this package, guests can use the 3 pools on weekends and satisfy their taste-budge through buffet breakfast provided by Jempiring Restaurant with various menu choices. Various menus choices such as; a variety of salads, cereals, milk, juices, bread station, waffles and pancake station, egg station, porridge with various kinds of condiments, authentic station, coffee and tea, and also available the variant of main course such as traditional, Western, Asian, and local. This package is quite affordable for a four-star hotel located on Jl. Gatot Subroto Barat no. 283 Denpasar, it cost IDR 60,000 nett/ person, while for children it will cost IDR 45,000 nett/ child, 6-10 years old. “Due to the high demand from our loyal guests who did not stay but regularly used the pool on the weekend, then we launched this package. So we suggest that anyone who interested to have this package, kindly book it at least one day in advance, to make sure to get a seat in our restaurant. “Said Ady Suardy Assistant Restaurant Manager, Aston Denpasar. B N C-333

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learn the techniques such as standing on the surfboard. They, they are taught how to repeat when crashing in the sea, and so forth. After that, they are taken to

there has been more than two surfing instructors. “Not all participants want to be surfer. Some of them just want to know and get a unique experience while holidaying in Bali,” said a drink merchant from Padang, Sumatra. Aside from learning to surf,

the other activities are also available. They are starting from volleyball, football and other games commonly held by local hotel employees. “Kuta Beach becomes the center for activities because it provides various kinds of game,” said the merchant. B N (BTN/015)

practice and recognize the waves and achieve a balance so that they can stand upright when shocked by waves. Furthermore, the surfers are learning how to maneuver away from the waves. When it is only seen and thought, indeed it looks complicated, but it is really not. Although this sport is relatively extreme, it is quite simple and easy to do. The key is relaxing and do not panic when faced waves, so that they can control the mind in the middle of the sea. “On this Kuta Beach, every visitor can learn to surf anytime because the waves are quite stable,” said the instructor. Travelers from Europe and Australia like best this surfng sport. But lately it is also demanded by Asian travelers, so that surfing instructors are always made busy. However, travelers in group or individual wishing to learn to surf will not wait too long because

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New Menus at Height Bar & Restaurant, Wanna Try? aya Tarik Wisata (DTW) The tourist attraction of Tanah Lot is famous for its spectacular view and for the cultural practices that take place here that are unique in the world. The of Tanah Lot is dominated by the the beautiful stepped rice felds, coconut trees and surrounding rain forest. The farming culture of Bali and the natural set-

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ting of the temple are closely tied in with Balinese Hinduism. Everywhere you go on Bali, you will see Hindu temples and the lifestyle of the Balinese people are strongly tied in with their religion. This is why Bali is known as the Island of the Gods, The Island of a Thousand Temples and Paradise Island. “The area Tanah Lot is also a sacred area with many temples.

These sacred places emit a positive aura that makes everyone who visits feel clam and peaceful” said Operations Manager of Tanah Lot, I Ketut Toya Adnyana. Tanah Lot is one of Bali’s most important ‘sea temples’ and is built a top a massive rock just off the coast. This temple was built by one of the last priests to come to Bali from Java in the 16th century

and of many the rituals that are performed here pay homage to the guardian of the sea. The Poisonous snakes that reside at the base of the temples rock island are believed to guard the temple from evil spirits and intruders. Tanah Lot has a lively history and is still revered as a sacred area. The beach often flls up with brightly clad Balinese Hindus honoring

auspicious days with various different ceremonies. This is also a great place to watch the sunrise, especially from Enjung Galuh and Sunset Terrace, though sunset is also a good time to visit as the evening sun casts the temple in silhouette. Some people also enjoy surfing here. Tanah Lot is very tourist-friendly with a number of high quality facilities in the area. (BTN/015)

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ur Head Chef Mr. Wijang Wibi Herdoko & his team have added some new menus it’s become our fa-

vorites. Our new menu is traditional Indian food. We created and select items for our new menu to give our restaurant continuity in food choices.

“We have chosen Indian menus because of the many Indian tourists who visited in Bali late 2017. We tried to mixes it and doing a food

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tasting, hopefully from this experiences we can provide Indian Food to support their existence in Bali” he said. Although currently we only provide Indian food at breakfast, but it’s possible to order for your lunch or dinner also. In addition, the plan to make some variants that will stand alone as an Indian food station that will not only serve heavy food, but also for finger food in our lobby entrance, Chef Wijang said.

Some of the new Favorites among Our Costumers are; Naan bread, Paratta, Daal, Chicken tandori, Tika massala, Fish curry, Fish Tandori & Alugobbi massala for Vegetarians menu. If you are interesting and want to try some of our Indian menu, please come to Height Bar & Restaurant at J4 Hotels Legian in 5th floor. You can feel the sensation of eating on rooftop with pool and city view. (BTN/r)

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Wow....How Delicious the Jaja Renes Is alinese people whose most profession as farmers have a unique culture, including in the matter of culinary. They utilize their agricultural products to be processed into some simple cakes. One of them is the Jaja Renes, a cake whose ingredients consists of rice flour and sweet potatoes. In the past around the 1980s, this cake was categorized into an elite cake as it was made through

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eople all over the world consider Tanah Lot Bali a true paradise. Aside from leisure and relaxation, Tanah Lot also offers many beautiful and romantic locations for those falling in love to experience unique wedding. Tanah Lot is the chosen venue for sweethearts from all over the world to be legally married. It is possible for most nationalities of the world to be legally married on the beautiful place of Tanah Lot. Tanah Lot, located at Beraban village Tabanan County, becomes one of the places usually used for pre-wedding photo session. Some angles at Tanah Lot being famous for beautiful sunset are very appropriate for prewedding photo session if couples want to take the theme Nature and Art & Culture. For the theme of nature, some angles at Tanah Lot area are suitable for this activity such as on the rock at Batubolong area, exactly at Enjung Galuh. Tanah Lot Temple area when sea water goes up and Sunset Terrace. Most of the pre-wedding photo sessions take place in the morning when the sun rises and in the evening when the sun sets. This place will generate romantic moment with ocean and sunset background. While, if couples want a different atmosphere, they can make pre-wedding photo session with Kecak Dance background. Kecak Dance as one of the performing arts often is presented at some tourist attractions in Bali to entertain travelers and boost the enthusiasm of visitor to visit the tourist object. Kecak Dance is an unusual Balinese dance for a couple of reasons. Firstly, there is no musical accompaniment (a cappella) and no gamelan instruments are used. Rhythm is provided by a chanting ‘monkey’ chorus. The polyrhythmic sound of the chanting provides the name, ‘Ke-chak.’ They also act as various monkey armies in the story, and become an undulating snake in one of the pivotal scenes. (BTN/015)

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a lengthy process, especially in combination with other expensive ingredients such as sugar and flour. Understandably local farmers at that time used to eat the boiled or steam sweet potato and it already tasted pretty good. Although the production was sluggish due to the changing times or the onslaught of modern cake products, lately this jaja renes remains popular among Balinese

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society. Moreover, this cake does not only serve as a snack while drinking morning coffee, but also a snack for youth while joking around in the afternoon. This is one of the reasons why the merchant of this cake grow. At Tunjuk village, Tabanan, for instance, this cake is sold by I Wayan Sinar Widnyana and his wife Luh Sari. Their stall is always crowded by buyers. They sell the cake in the center of local village in combination with fried banana. This couple sells at noon until late afternoon. Due to having many customers, they do not peddle their cakes until night. Jaja Renes is made from ingredients like sweet potato (main ingredient), flour, sugar, salt, lime and water. Preparation processes is ranging from peeling the skin of sweet potato. Then, cut into smaller pieces so that it will cook more quickly and cleanse before boiling. Once cooked, take out and drain. After that, mix with sugar and pound it so that it feels smooth. Then, shape it into a triangle. On the other hand, the flour is mixed with water and then added to some salt (to taste) and a little lime. Stir until blending thoroughly. After that, prepare frying pan and pour cooking oil onto it. After the oil heats, start the frying processes. Put the sweet potato into the flour to coat and fry. Once cooked, cool it down for a while. Now, it is ready to be served. (BTN/015)

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Suluban Beach, a Place to Surf and Enjoy a Sunset View ali tourism statistics must distinguish the characteristics of tourists from the United States (US) in contrast to those from Central and South America. It is like the statistic distinguishing the European tourists divided into the groups of countries such as tourists coming from England, France, Italy and others. “The United States is a potential market for Bali,” said Ni Made Eka Mahadewi, not long ago. Eka Mahadewi who joined in the Sales Mission team of the Badung Tourism Office and BPPD Badung said that from the statistical data of the US tourism in 2016, the trip made by the US population is divided into several areas. The most frequently visited areas are Europe (13.6 million), the Caribbean (7.3 million), Asia (5.3 million), Central America (2.9 million), Middle East (2.1 million), South America (2 million), Oceania (700,000) and Africa (300,000). Of the number of tourists from the United States in 2016 visiting Asia reached 5,382,958 people. Meanwhile, statistical data of Bali show that American tourists (including US, Central America and South America) making a visit to Bali reached 170,457 people. “If it is assumed that tourists visiting Bali are only US tourists, then they only amount to 3.2 percent of the US tourists visiting Bali,” she said. This member of Policy Determinant, team member of BPPD Badung explained that US residents who travel abroad are dominated by vacation to visit tourist destination (53 percent), visiting friend and relatives (27 percent), busi-

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F ness purposes (10 percent) and convention destination (3 percent). A total of 72 percent of the US residents travel through 10 airports namely the New York (JFK), Miami (MIA), Atlanta (ATL), Los Angeles (LAX), Newark (EWR), Chicago (ORD), San Francisco (SFO) , Washington (IAD), Houston (IAH) and Boston (BOS). And the four largest cities of the US tourist resources are New York, Los Angeles, Seattle and Houston. Sources of overseas travel information for US residents are obtained from the airline (flight) as much as 52 percent, online information (internet) as much as 32 percent and as much as 17 percent obtained from travel agencies. The decision to travel abroad of the US citizens is done through airlines as much as 39 percent, internet booking service (31 percent) and travel agencies (18 percent). From a variety of information regarding these characteristics, continued Eka

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oreign travelers happily mingle together on the surface of the clear

and blue seawater. Every now and then they float for a moment, then emerge again, standing on their surfboards, moving in a snake like undulations following the flow of the waves as they move toward the coast. When the water recedes, they swim out ot sea again and obeserve the movement of the water. As the waves roll in they glide towards the shore. This is the daily spectacle that can be seen on Suluban Beach in Pecatu Village. With its large challenging waves and white sandy beach, this is a true paradise playgournd for surfers. Suluban Beach is located a few kilometers north of Uluwatu, next to Bingin Beach and Labuhan Sait and visitors must pass through

a rock cave before reaching the broad white sandy beach. Some tourism facilities such as restaurants, bars, surf equipment rental shops and surfboard repair shops are available here. The beach here is rather narrow, in contrast to Tanjung Benoa or Kuta, but it has nonetheless become a favored destination with foreign surfers for the large waves that break here. Fresh blue sea also makes this beach great for relaxing and enjoying the view. There is plenty of sun for those who enjoy sunbathing, but there is also a shaded area behind the rocks. In addition to being a great place for surfing and relaxing, Suluban Beach is also a great spot for enjoying a great view of the sunset.

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Mahadewi, the US residents traveling abroad are much influenced by tourist information provided by the airlines with the largest city of Los Angeles and New York. “The decision to promote tourism in the two big cities is the basis for doing overseas promotion by cooperating with international-class airlines capable of connecting the US and Bali,” she said. This Deputy Chairman I of the STP Bali added that many US residents traveling abroad do activities related to sightseeing, shopping, small town/countryside, a pleasant dining experience, visiting historical object, cultural tourism, monuments, museums, guided tour, nightclub, theme park, musical concert, watersport, camping, ecotourism, sport events, casinos, golf / tennis, fishing tours and snow tours. Meanwhile, the US tourism is dominated by domestic tourists with total expenditure of 79.4 percent, while foreign tourist expenditure is only 20.6 percent. Of this amount, 70.5 percent is spent on leisure activities and 29.5 percent on business. Indeed, the US tourism is dominated by a turnaround among its citizens as domestic tourists. This can be a note to Indonesia’s tourism that domestic tourists can also be an important part in the growth of national tourism economy. “The journey of US residents to Bali as tourists prefer to do the activities of marine sports (diving, snorkeling, surfing) and see natural attractions (sightseeing),” she explained. Reflecting from the US tourism, explained Eka Mahadewi, Bali destination needs to pay attention that the US tourism that is dominated by the turnover of the population (domestic tourists are higher than foreign tourists). Sightseeing is a major factor for tourists from the US, so the destination in Badung and Bali must always bring new creative ideas in the development of the destinations (creating attractive multi products and meet the market de(BTN/015) mand).

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laga is a village located in Bali, exactly in the region of North Badung. The village is rich in natural resources and the potential of tourism is also promising. Many things can be explored there. Besides several tourist attractions such as Puncak Mangu

and Tukad Bangkung Bridge which called the highest in all of Asia, in this area there is also an area that can be used for tracking which of course will be very interesting for tourists who love adventure and outdoor sports activities. The tracking path to be followed is through the plantation where

there are many different kinds of plants and crops that we can meet. In detail, the tracking activity begins at Banjar Kiadan pavilion to do breakfast or lunch depending on the time set to start the tracking itself. Then proceed to the inn as a place to stay for the tourists. Not far from the inn, there is a building that is used to store coffee beans. If we go farther we will find the plantation that stretched wide

variety of plants contained in them. When we are entering the plantation, we will be greeted by some herbal plants arranged neatly, then passed to the area of chayote which grows fertile. Farther then we will arrive in an area with a majority of bamboo plants that are embedded. Then spin a little bit we will find garden full of oranges and papayas. From that place, we will have two options, continue the

tracking or back to the inn. If we want to continue then there are many more interesting things that we can find. With such a vast plantation areas, beautiful scenery, beautiful surroundings and all natural resources within it then this is a good and very interesting tracking area which can be served as another option of tourism in North Badung region.

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Nyepi, a Winding Path to Find God

BBAF Presents Artistic Creativity, Kecak 5,555 Breaks MURI Record

enjoyment). Amati geni, explained Sumadi, in addition to not lighting physical fire (of mundane world) it should be accompanied with self-control by not burning the self with lust. For example, devotees were not allowed to spit in the properties of the ego. Amati karya meant that devotees were not allowed to work. The core meaning of the ban here was not doing anything against the dharma teaching that could make ourselves go far from peaceful life. “For example, when having had a work that must be done but continuing to widen the company without thinking of the other, we will be led to become the slave of work,” exemplified Sumadi. Meanwhile, amati lelungan had meaning not to travel as well as not let the mind roam around anywhere, let alone think negative. Amati lelanguan meant not to entertain the self physically and BTN/bud

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erawa Beach Art Festival (BBAF) ran lively and meaningfully. The activities of culture, and traditions were all displayed in a creative presentation by involving all levels of Tibu Beneng village community. Though it is the first event, the BBAF with the theme Pasisi Lango, Gate of Transition was always crowded by local people and tourists. The festival taking place for two days (Feb. 22-25) was really empowering local people as an effort to raise the reputation of the village with the Berawa coastal area. The Tibu Beneng village community consisting of 13 hamlets is quite vivacious in accordance with their respective professions. The event encouraged the coastal areas and collaborated on various art activities starting from the exhibition of visual arts and sculptures, innovative puppet per-

formance, painting workshop, live sketch, mask and recycle art drawing myriad visitors. The unique attractions got special attention from visitors was cultural parades and musical collaborations. Similarly, it was also graced with traditional food workshops to (seafood) lawar preparation involving the participants consisting of junior to senior chefs. Especially for the culinary

event, this festival presented the session of Food & Beverage Corner trying to offer the ‘Taste Sensation’ combining Balinese traditional drink with local Balinese fruit such as java plum, sentul, kaliasem, cermai, bekul, kepundung and others. There are also herbs including vanilla, cinnamon, eucalyptus, candlenut, ginger, lemongrass, and others. These local ingredients are formulated into fusion of flavored

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drinks, a combination of traditional drink and international style formulated into ‘Cocktail’. Balinese snacks such as laklak, satuh, bendu, uli and pisang rai did not only become interesting spectacle, but also drew the interest of visitors to taste. Seafood Festival presented a variety of seafood delicacies with Balinese spice sensation. Participants including 13 hamlets presented their respective serving booth. Kecak a cappella dance featured 5,555 dancers became a creative and interesting performance. Elements of togetherness, compactness accompanied by music, vocal and bodily sounds generated a beautiful and aesthetic performance. The dancers coming from customary village youth club, high school and vocational school students in Badung district really became a spectacular art performance. The number of the 5,555 kecak dancers contains the meaning 4

of the number 5 of the hands of the dancers symbolizing the unity. So, it is natural if the Kecak 5,555 broke the MURI record. “From the beginning to the end of the BBAF implementation ran well and smoothly. We feel proud and happy,” said headman of Tibu Beneng, Made Kama Jaya, accompanied by Deputy Chairman of the BBAF, Made Dwijantara. According to him, this event will have an impact on tourism that ultimately can improve the livelihood of the community. “In the future, this kind of festival will continue to be organized and every festival held must break the MURI record,” he affirmed. The festival was closed by the Head of the Badung Tourism Office, Nyoman Badra, accompanied by Chairman of the Indonesia Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) of Badung Chapter, Rai Surya Wijaya. The BBAF itself has brought in pleasure and happiness to all visitors. (BTN/015)

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Jegog an Enchanting and Typical Gamelan of Jembrana

n hearing the word Jegog, we certainly get the imagination about Jembrana, a county of Bali located some 100 km southwest of Denpasar. Jegog is gamelan (musical instrument) made from bamboo born and flourished in Jembrana. This gamelan instrument has a distinctive shape as well as loud and melodious sound. The word Jegog is taken from the greatest instrument of Gong Kebyar. This traditional gamelan was created by I Wayan Geliguh who nicknamed Grandpa Geliduh in 1912. He was an artist from Sebual hamlet, Dangin Tukad Aya, Negara subdistrict. The gamelan set was made from petung bamboo, a large species of bamboo. Jegog is usually played when organizing a unique tradition called Makepung or buffalo race. Besides, it also serves to accompany typical local dance of Jembrana known as Jegog Dance. This dance displays a simple movement much adopted from martial arts. Later, the Jegog also plays gamelan composition of Gong Kebyar usually used to accompany a dance.

ambut Siwi is located 18 km to the east of the town of Negara and 78 km west of the city of Denpasar. It can be achieved by all types of vehicles and has ample parking space. Here, there is a sad kahyangan temple and closely related to the arrival of a priest from Majapahit performing a pilgrimage to Bali and dropped in at this place to disseminate the teachings of Hinduism. As a respect of local residents to the priest named Dang Hyang Nirartha, his hair was asked Rambut Siwi Temple to be adored and kept in the temple so that the name of the temple was then Rambut Siwi Temple. From this temple, we can also enjoy the sea view and the sunset view with a wide expanse of rice fields and distant mountain views that can add the charm to the visitors.

Jembrana Government Office: Surapati Street No. 1 Jembrana Telp. (0365) 41210 Fax: (0365) 41010 Email: jembranatourism@yahoo.com, Website : jembranakab.go.id

JEMBRANA Bull-racing Center

elebration of Nyepi or Day of Silence in the Çaka New Year 1940 falling on March 17, 2018 really becomes very special to Hindus in Bali. It is not the excitement on the ogoh-ogoh (papier mâché demon) parade at the Pengerupukan night, but on the spiritual self-climbing to peace effort. Right on the Nyepi, the nature having turned silent is

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very good for reflection. Director of the Graduate Studies of the Institute of Hindu Dharma (IHDN) Denpasar, Dr. I Ketut Sumadi, said that during Nyepi the Hindus performed abstinences. There are four abstinences to be adhered to when celebrating the Nyepi namely amati geni (turning no lamp and lighting no fire), amati karya (no working), amati lelungan (no traveling) and amati lelanguan (no entertainment or

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his water recreation offers a natural spring swimming pool. Located at Sanih village, Kubutambahan subdistrict, it is approximately 17 km east of Singaraja town. Sanih is famous for its water springs appearing endlessly in the southeastern corner of the pool. The springs are the underground watershed coming from Lake Batur, Kintamani. This tourist attraction has two pools, one for adults and another for children. A few meters to the north occurs the beach that is relatively safe for swimming and other water sport activities or just lazing on the black sandy beach. Around the object have been available several small inns, restaurants and parking areas.

Bali Handara Golf & Country Club

ali Handara Golf & Country Club is located at an altitude of 1,000 meters above sea level, and about 66 kilometers away from the Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali. It is surrounded by tropical forests and embellished by the beautiful view of Lake Buyan. With an average air temperature

of 16-20 degrees Celsius, the Bali Handara Golf & Country Club becomes the most comfortable golf tourist destination in Bali. This property is also equipped with rooms having private terrace and overlooks the golf holes, equipped with a heater and a mini bar. Luxury bungalows were built with Balinese style where all the rooms are equipped with private bathroom, heating facility, satellite TV and mini bar. Meanwhile, its public golf course with 18 holes is beautifully designed by Peter Thomson, Michael Wolferidge & Associates. It is also equipped with a driving range. Besides, it also provides the facilities like 2 tennis courts, fitness & health, golf equipment stores, massage, traditional Japanese style bath and spa. To pamper your appetite and entertainment, the local restaurant offers international cuisines and an authentic Japanese cuisine, a Karaoke Bar and Lobby Bar. Additionally, a meeting place is also available that can accommodate 70 to 100 people.

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psychically. All desires should not be pampered but should be controlled wisely. Sumadi said that Nyepi celebration was begun by the gathering of all the venerated deities on Bale Agung pavilion or Desa Temple on the day before melasti procession. They gathered together and united to jointly set out for melasti or do purificatory rite to the center of water such as beaches, lakes and springs. Coastal communities would do melasti to the beach, mountain community to lake or spring. “It is the way how Hindu society personifies their God,” he added. Melasti procession is usually done two or three days before Nyepi. It is also meant to make self-purification because God also resides in human. “Essentially, it is intended to take Tirta Amerta or holy water of immortality and after returning to Bale Agung pavilion is resumed with the implementation of tawur agung ceremony usually focused at the intersection of the street or the place commonly used by local community,” he said. Before carrying out the tawur agung, the venerated deities took a rest at Bale Agung pavilion for longer time. It was meant to allow their devotees to put the offerings. It was used to strengthen the ties of

kinship and brotherhood as well as to establish religious communication. “During this short break, a religious communication process to achieve the peace of mind and cognitive equanimity occurs,” he added. On the day before Nyepi, the Hindu community held Tawur Agung ritual as an attempt to build harmony of human life. It was expected to create natural balance through the ceremony ending in a more harmonious, prosperous and affluent life. Tawur Agung was usually held at midday. In the afternoon, the procession of ogohogoh parade had the significance to restore the natural forces in accordance with the respective position. Ogoh-ogoh symbolized the forces of nature. Negative strength was taken to positive side so that it would be no longer negative. Then, it was resumed with the mabuu-buu procession at home. The holy water obtained was sprinkled at home by using mesui (symbol of Brahma), garlic (Shiva) and calamus (Vishnu). Mesui, garlic and calamus were chewed and then sprayed to the entire courtyard. The day after Nyepi, devotees celebrated Ngembak Geni, which meant the result of reflection during Nyepi would bring in new ideas to live the life in accordance with dharma. (BTN/015)


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Bali Post Welcomes IFRA-WAN Delegates in Bali Perhaps some of you have been unable to remember how many times have visited Bali. However, maybe for one or more of you this is the first visit to this Island of the Gods, the beautiful nickname of Bali Island.

here are a number of nicknames given by tourists to this small island. The Island of Thousand Temples because the majority of the inhabitants of the Bali Island are Hindus, Morning of The World and the Island of Heaven are to name a few. Once again, welcome to Bali! I here representing the CEO of the Bali Post, Satria Naradha, would

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like to inform quick update about the Bali Post local newspaper. This paper has been published since August 18, 1948. It has been long enough or approximately 70 years. As the oldest newspaper in Bali, Bali Post with the tagline Pengamal and Pengemban Pancasila or literally means ‘the employer and practitioner of Pancasila—five basic principles of the RI--continues to work together and educate the community with other components of society and build Bali towards a more prosperous society, smarter and better prepared to face all the changes and global dynamics. As a newspaper growing in a strong community inspired by Hinduism, Balinese culture and tourism development used as the spearhead by the government to achieve better welfare, the existence of Bali Post and the press generally plays a very important role. Aside from having the function as a medium of control, the press also gives motivation, education as well as run the business to support itself for survival. Now, I would like to briefly explain about the history on the establishment of Bali Post: This newspaper first appeared on August 18, 1948 with the name Suara Indonesia (Voice of Indonesia) pioneered by Mr. Ketut Nadha and several colleagues.

As a press of struggle at that time, surely this newspaper experienced how difficult and bitter the time during that period was. Then in 1966, Suara Indonesia was renamed to Suluh Indonesia (Lantern of Indonesia) of Bali edition because at that time the government appealed that all publications

should be affiliated to one of the political parties. Then from June 1966 to May 1971, it was renamed again into Suluh Marhaen of Bali edition. Later in 1972, since the press was released from the necessity of affiliation with one of the political parties, it was renamed into

Solo Exhibition of I Putu Bonuz Sudiana at Santrian Gallery

Suara Indonesia (Voice of Indonesia). However, the Ministry of Information did not agree because in Malang, East Java, there had been already a newspaper having the same name. Ultimately, it was then renamed into Bali Post until now. B N (BTN/kmb)

An eccentric artist, I Putu Bonuz Sudiana, is holding a solo exhibition at Griya Santrian Gallery Sanur. In this exhibition, this Nusa Penida-born man presents 16 works of art consisting of 11 works on canvas and 5 works on paper using acrylic paint. The exhibition was opened by the owner of the Griya Santrian Hotel, Ida Bagus Sidharta Putra, on Friday (Mar. 2) and will last until April 28, 2018. he artworks of various sizes are the latest works made in early 2018. All works are born and inspired by his kampong, namely Nusa Penida, which has now much changed. “The idea of ​​this exhibition was inspired by my back and forth mobility from Nusa Penida to Batubulan. I think the current development of Nusa Penida is always accompanied with destruction,” said Bonuz in media meeting at Santrian Gallery on Thursday (Mar. 1). Quite strong and hot atmosphere

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said that Bali becomes the target of investors to invest. So, do not be surprised if the development of tourism facilities, especially hotels, continues. Surely this brings in major problems such as land conversion, water supply, garbage, traffic, housing and so on. How to overcome these problems? Bali Post participates actively in managing the issues and seeks to find solutions together with other elements of society and government. We give them a vast space to exchange ideas, find solutions, arguments and so on. We control the government, voice people’s interest and give the press room to discuss the search for an agreement. We inform the events throughout Bali as well as national events and a small portion of international issues so that people know and learn to compare. B N (BTN/kmb)

of Nusa Penida affects his work that tends to feature dark color with a slightly expressive nuance. Land conversion, cleared big trees and dredged field due to tourism development have significantly inspired his works. “As an artist, I cannot move why tourism makes a building that exploits nature and knock down old trees,” he asked in amazement. The overlay of moors having existed and cultivated for generations are dismantled. Actually, they look very artistic and unique that possibly can only

be found in Nusa Penida. The stone is sticking without glue. “Such apprehension is expressed through these works. I do not criticize, but only convey anxiety, just like an inner turmoil. Therefore, I use dark and magical colors because there is energy in it,” he said. In the work entitled ‘Coral Land,’ for example, he describes the moor in which actually retains natural stones. When the moor is dredged, there is found a sea coral whereas it has been cultivated by local residents for years, even since their

IFRA-WAN n this occasion, I will not talk about numbers, about how many copies of Bali Post are printed in details or how we get the advertisement, but more than that how this newspaper continuously puts itself as part of Balinese society that participates in maintaining, preserving Hinduism, culture, unique customs, environmental issues and others. As the press of struggle, we always attempt how Bali with all the uniqueness can be defended. It should be maintained from the currents of globalization continuously eroding on behalf of tourism development. We actively disseminate voices, opinions, arguments and theories from various parties to find solutions how to save Bali from the escalation of very massive tourism development. Currently, it can be

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ancestors. It means the coral island has a spirit of energy. Similarly, it can also be encountered in the work entitled Giri Putri which is now becoming a temple widely favored by spiritual lovers. Formerly, it was only a cave, but then develops into a sanctum. Putu Bonuz has another unique side especially in the crosspainting. He is not only skilled in the arts, but also in cross-arts. He used to read and make poetry, hang out with musicians and even used to collaborate with music

performances. Sometimes, he makes collaboration between reading, painting and reading poetry. On that account, the opening of the exhibition entitled ‘A Land to Remember’ is also filled with art performance art and film screening inspired by the life story of Putu Bonuz from his childhood to his current profession as an artist. The film screening and exhibition seem to be well mixed because the exhibition could be an ending. B N (BTN/015)

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in the form of photo exhibition in Ksiraarnawa Building (ground floor), Denpasar Art Center.

More than 200 photos neatly and beautifully framed could attract visitors. Moreover, the photos convey the message of friendship, diplomacy and progress of China, so that become more meaningful. The photo exhibition entitled China in New Era presented the documentation of Chinese culture and some activities of Chinese government during a political visit to a number of countries around the world. There is a visit of Chinese and Balinese figures as well as the photos of Chinese citizens playing classical music. The photo exhibition shows the progress and development of China to Bali. Besides, it introduces Chinese culture and development as well as diplomatic relations with Indonesia. Rapid progress and growth in accordance with the theme of

China in New Era introduces to wider community as evidence that China in the new era with other countries in the world can live side by side to resolve problems together. The exhibition in Lunar New Year atmosphere attended

by Acting Consul General of PRC in Denpasar, Chein Wei and Chairman of Indonesian Chinese Citizen Social Community (PSMTI) Hendra Ariska Wasita took place for four days (Feb. 21(BTN/015) 24). B N

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mid the rampant growth of modern and networking markets today, traditional market in Bali remains to survive. Many people assume that invasion of modern market will gradually eliminate the existence of traditional markets. The style of selling and buying of Balinese society will be more and more eroded. Their culture will change as well. People will be more familiar with modern market.

Is that correct? Not entirely correct, but it is not entirely wrong. Indeed, modern market invasion has given appropriate blow, but not yet deadly one. Some important things remain to make traditional markets survive. However, how long will they survive if all the stakeholders especially the government do not intervene to provide protection? When going to (traditional) market, there is something typical that we cannot find in other (modern) markets. One of them

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n Thursday 8 March 2018, the Australian Consul-General, Dr Helena Studdert hosted a High Tea to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD). Over 90 guests from local and Australian communities Bali attended. The event showcased the Australian Consulate General’s support in promoting women’s social, economic, cultural and political success, particularly in Bali and West Nusa Tenggara Dr. Studdert opened the event, noting that IWD provided an opportunity to motivate friends families, colleagues and communities to think act and be gender inclusive “All women deserve the right to live free from violence, to control their bodies, go to school, participate fully in political processes and earn equal pay for equal work, free from harassment’, she said The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is “Leave No Woman Behind” and focuses on promoting the important role that women play in humanitarian and disaster planning and re-

sponse. Guest speakers, Ms Risya Kori (National Gender Program) and Ms Elisabeth Sidabutar (Humanitarian Vocal Point) from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Indonesia shared their experiences and the challenges faced by UNFPA in assisting evacuees from Mount Agung in Bali Dr. Studdert also noted that “Gender equality and women’s empowerment is a key part of Australia’s foreign policy, economic diplomacy and aid work -we want to be a global leader”. Dr Studcert said that under the Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Strategy one of the programs was being run in Indonesia MAMPU Empowering Indonesian Women for Poverty Reduction). This $113 million commitment over 5 years (2015-2020) increases women’s access to jobs and removes workplace discrimination, improves women’s access to government programs for social protection, improves conditions for women’s overseas labor migration, strengthens women’s

is the art of bargaining. However, this is certainly not one thing that can be used as a benchmark if this transaction will continue to exist. Traditional market must make an improvement related to the arrangement, sanitation, hygiene product, management and so on. In any country, traditional markets remain to exist. Precisely this place becomes one of the tourist destinations. Similarly, traditional markets in Bali are often used as tourist destination. Not infrequently, we see dozens of tourists joining in the crowd whether in the morning or at night when it is time to ‘hunt’ for culinary

delights. This means these facts remain to indicate that local people will go to this place because not all products of traditional markets are sold in modern stores like ritual paraphernalia of Hindu devotees. Hopefully, the market governance can approach that of modern market especially about physical appearance like hygiene and product quality. For some people, going to traditional market is not merely the matter of regular shopping as well as looking for daily needs but also could become an entertainment. B N

leadership for better health and reproductive rights, and strengthens women’s leadership to address violence against women. The program works with more than 2,400 partners across 27 provinces in Indonesia, supporting over 14,000 women

The International Women’s Day event was attended by representatives from the City of Denpasar, the Regency of Karangasem, Tabanan and members of women’s business associations, as well as greater Balinese community. B N (BTN/015)

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Classical and Rare Leko Dance of Sibang Gede

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ali is identical with the arts. The prominent art is the dance. Moreover, Bali has three groups of dance consisting of the wali (sacred dance), bebali (semi-sacred dance) and balih-balihan (entertainment dance) to support the needs of customs and religion. On December 5, 2015, the UNESCO set nine types of dance from the three dance groups as an intangible cultural heritage of Indonesia. Each of the groups consists of sacred dance namely the Rejang, Sanghyang Dedari and Baris Upacara; the semi-sacred dance includes the Gambuh, Wayang Wong and Sidakarya Mask; and the entertainment dance includes Legong Keraton, Joged Bumbung and Barong Ket Kuntisraya. Joged Bumbung dance is the development of ancient Joged that was born earlier, both in terms of

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gamelan accompaniment and the repertoire. The dance belonging to this category includes Leko, Joged Pingitan, Joged Gudegan and Gandrung functioned as entertainment dance. Leko dance itself is a rare dance in Bali as only owned by some regions. It can be found at Sibang Gede (Badung), Tunjuk and Baturiti (Tabanan) and Pendem (Jembrana) where each has a peculiarity with the accompaniment of bamboo music (rindik). Leko dance from Sibang Gede has characteristic of legong style, both in terms of the gamelan accompaniment and treasures of dance movement. Series of the dance forming the Leko of Sibang Gede has four independent dances before looking for pangibing (invited dancer) namely condong, kupu-kupu tarum, goak manjus and onte where each of them has uniqueness in the dance move-

ment. “Condong dance is a single dance with abstract dance movements and legong style, while the kupu-kupu tarum tells about a pair of butterflies sucking flowers, goak manjus tells about a pair of bathing crows and onte tells about a young couple making love, where a dancer wears hat. After all the shows, it is resumed with ibing-ibingan dance namely dancing with invited partners from the audience. This dance has existed since the 1930s and around the 1950s has been famous in the area of ​​northern Badung, “said A.A. Ayu Kusuma Arini, an instructor of Leko Dance. Nevertheless, this retired lecturer at the ISI Denpasar said the development of Leko dance has ups and downs. This happens due to be the less known dance in other areas of Badung. However, the supporting residents of Parekan hamlet, Sibang Gede, always faithfully preserve the rare dance as a unique inheritance because it serves as entertainment for the people who need it. Additionally, she explained that the existence of Leko Dance since 1985 has only served as a revitalization namely reviving it into the original existence by entirely preserving the form, and the gamelan accompaniment still belongs to individual. In the preservation, until now there have been frequent regenerations of the dancers. This happens because some of them stop dancing after they have got married and worked. However, in December 1999

Leko of Sibang Gede was inaugurated with the name of Cempaka Sari Leko troupe on behalf of the hamlet with a new rindik gamelan instrument denoting the assistance of Badung government. In the performance before the Listibya Bali, this art troupe presented its genuine dance by original dancers and several new generations of gamelan players. On that occasion, the troupe received Pramana Patram Budaya, a certificate of stageworthy because the dance and accompaniment are still preserved.

Besides, under the guidance of Kusuma Arini, in the third week of December 2017, Leko of Sibang Gede received a certificate from the Minister of Education and Culture specifying that Leko cultural work of Bali Province is entitled to get a predicate as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Indonesia. “This classical dance with its own uniqueness should get continuous coaching from related institutions as the pride of Badung district in the future,” she concluded. B N (BTN/kmb)

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and modern cuisines. “It is meant to improve the quality of Human Resources (HR), in addition to cultural preservation, especially in the field of cuisine,” said Chairman of ICA Bali, Hendra Mahena, in the ICA gathering at Devinsky Hotel Seminyak, Monday (Feb. 26). Hendra Mahena then detailed the ICA program to be organized on March 4 and 11 namely cooking class for local merchants in the area of the Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), and then cooking to campus at Dyana Pura and Monarch Bali (on March 5 and 12), cooking class in BPC Karangasem, the inauguration of BPC Buleleng, the establishment of ICA Committee for BPC Klungkung (March 10) and Battle Food Heritage in Nusa Dua (March 30–31).

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ndonesian Chef Association (ICA) of Bali Chapter will hold a social event in March 2018. It is in the form of cooking class and knowledge of traditional

Such activities, continued Hendra, are intended to improve the quality, maintain relationship among the members ICA for Bali Chapter and contribute to the people of Bali. At the same time, it also promotes Bali through cuisines. Bali is very rich in culinary treasures that need to be introduced. “This gathering activity is regularly held to foster a sense of togetherness among the ICA members,” he added. In the gathering, Chairman of the ICA Bali handed over a certificate. Then, it was resumed with the signature of MOU by LSP Par Bali with ICA Bali and MOU with Kaniva International. On that occasion, the gathering was also marked with the cutting of birthday rice cone of ICA members. Ultimately, the gathering was also submission of appreciation to ICA partners that have supported the national working meeting. B N (BTN/015) C12-328


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artender profession has an organization named the Bartender Association of Indonesia (HBI). The inauguration of HBI took place at the Cahaya Mutiara Foundation in Ubud on February 26, 2018. “With the inauguration of the HBI, we hope to improve the quality of bartender as a profession. Bartenders do not only struggle with drinks, but they can also do other positive things,” said Bayu Hendra, Coordinator of the HBI inauguration ceremony. The inauguration ceremony was conducted in a simple manner filled with the rice cone cutting as symbol of the formation of the Bartender Association of Indonesia (HBI). The bartenders of HBI members then presented the flair bartending attraction in turns. Their action was not only exciting, but also able to introduce that a bartender needs special skills. Furthermore, it was graced with entertainment such as music performances by the team of Cahaya

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Mutiara Foundation of Ubud. Bayu Hendra said the event was intentionally held in the foundation in order to help people with disability develop their skills and provide motivation for them. This place also provides some facilities such as gym, organic garden, art gallery and restaurant which were just opened a few weeks ago. In addition to sharing with others, continued Bayu Hendra, it was

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oubts of foreign tourists over volcanic activities of Mount Agung having become viral in social networking around the world are now remedied. “They are not only given explanations but also proved di-

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rectly that Bali is safe and comfortable to visit,” said Ramia Adnyana, amid the AirAsia Bali Familiarization Trip and Table Top some time ago. In the Familiarization Trip and Table Top held by the Indonesian

Hotel General Manager Association (IHGMA) in cooperation with AirAsia and Bali Megah Wisata Tours & Travel, the AirAsia managed to bring in 68 main marketing partners from Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Japan. They consisted

of 33 tour operators, 21 media and influencers and Air Asia marketing teams in each country. Ramia Adnyana added the measures of organizing the Familiarization Trip and Table Top aims to straighten and inform concretely that Bali is actually safe to visit because the distance of danger radius is only about 6 km from Mount Agung. “With this experience, those who come can tell their families and friends that Bali is safe,” he said. President Director of Bali Megah Wisata, Mr. Jeffry Budiman, said the participants of AirAsia Bali Familiarization Trip have tour to ​​Karangasem areas including Lempuyang, Tirtha Gangga, Candi Dasa and Sibetan agro village. “Lempuyang peak is the best place to see the beauty of Mount Agung in the situations of volcanic activities though,” said Jeffry Budiman who got a nod from Chigusa Ikegami, one of the media influencer from Japan who participated in the group. The activity was supported by the Chairman of the Regional Tourism Promotion Board (BPPD) of Badung, I Gusti Ngurah Rai Surya Wijaya. “Bringing in them to see and experience the condition of

Bali will increasingly convince potential tourists to stay coming to Bali,” he said. Secretary to the Head of the Badung Tourism Office, Mrs. Agung Yuyun, representing the Office Head conveyed high appreciation to the independent effort of tourism industry becoming the partner of the government in maintaining Bali tourism sustainability through the Familiarization Trip and Table Top. Chairman of the BPPD Badung, Secretary to Tourism Office Head Badra, Head of Bali Tourism Office and Executive Central Board of the ASITA conducted a talk show to interact with Familiarization Trip participants related to the latest condition of Bali and Badung after the eruption of Mount Agung. The table top invited buyers (travel agencies) posing the participants of Familiarization Trip met with the industry in Bali. The welcome dinner event for participants of the Familiarization Trip was also attended by the Head of Bali Tourism Office A.A. Yuniartha Putra, Representative of Central Executive Board of the ASITA Eddy Sunyoto, Chairman of IHGMA I Nyoman Astama, and Chairman of BVA I Gede Ricky (BTN/015) Sukarta.

Minister of Tourism Gives Briefing to Finalists of Putri Indonesia 2018 inister of Tourism, Arief Yahya, gave briefing to 39 finalists of Putri Indonesia 2018 from all provinces across Indonesia at Grand Sahid Jaya Hotel, on March 5, 2018, accompanied by Expert Staff of Multicultural Affairs, Esthy Reko Astuti and Head of Public Communication Bureau, Secretariat of the Ministry of Tourism, Guntur Sakti. In his briefing, he said that Indonesia’s flagship sector is tourism. It is difficult to defeat other countries having been in well established field. Therefore, the minister hoped Putri Indonesia to win Indonesia’s competition in the eyes of the world community. “To beat China in manufacturing is difficult, to beat Thailand in agriculture is also difficult, but we can beat them all in tourism,” said Minister Arief Yahya to all the candidates of Putri Indonesia 2018. This Minister from Banyuwangi also provided briefing for all candidates of Putri Indonesia so they are able to compete in a way that must be careful against other countries. “Know your enemy, recognize yourself and then you will win the war. This strategy can make our nation a winner,” said the minister. President Joko Widodo has determined that tourism becomes the core of business of Indonesia. “Well, in order to be able to realize it, we must go forward simul-

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Bali Art Carnival Conjures Up Waste into Artistic Goods reative and innovative atmosphere imbued the opening session of the Bali Mandara Nawanatya (BMN) III commenced with the Bali Art Carnival. Street attractions were nicely presented. Unique fashion show all the way took place from Jayasabha Building passing Jalan Surapati heading for the Denpasar Art Center. Participants of this art parade were released by Governor of Bali, Made Mangku Pastika, marked by sounding the Okokan (giant cowbell), a typical instrument of Tabanan district on Saturday (Mar. 3). Participants of the carnival received rousing welcome from visitors. They took advantage of used items such as newspapers, plastics, bottles and palm leaves into beautiful and unique carnival costumes. By using used bottles, the idea of ​​recycling is able to answer the problem of garbage to be slightly tackled. The waste is transformed into an interesting art object. Head of Bali Culture Agency, Dewa Putu Beratha, said the BMN III was followed by a number of representatives of high schools and vocational schools

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in Bali displaying carnival costumes symbolizing the gods and animals by utilizing used items such as bottles, plastic, lontar leaves, and newspapers waste and so on. Carnival featured the theme of “Tri Bhuana Kertih” or harmony of three layers of the universe. The carnival is attended by young Balinese artists, such as the Penggak Men Mersi Foundation, Bali Mandara Senior High School, Kisrama Production-Singaraja, Fortuna ManagementSingaraja, and Pancer Langit Art Community. It was also followed by honorary participant from Banyuwangi Ethno Carnival. Meanwhile, the musical accompaniment was presented by about 100 people from Brahma Diva Kencana okokan art troupe of Tabanan, Swara SMANSA Denpasar Marching Band, and “Babaiswara” baleganjur art troupe of Pancer Langit Art Community. Fashion carnival becoming the opening series of the BMN is expected to become a new tourist attraction. “In the future, it can be an international art event, like the parade of Bali Arts Festival all this time. Now, the other

participant is from Banyuwangi. Hopefully, more other regions can participate in the future as well,” said Dewa Putu Beratha. The opening night of the BMN III also took place lively. Dominated by young people, Ardha Candra Open Stage was fully occupied. They enthusiastically watched the opening of BMN and enjoyed the comedy opera entitled Dunia dalam Cerita (literally the World in Stories) posing a collaboration between young Balinese artists and Kini Berseri art studio. The drama was very funny and made the audience laugh. The story featured a number of legends and folklores from various regions in the archipelago. For instance, there was a story of Jayaprana who managed to escape from the assassination plan led by Vice Regent Saung Galing. Jayaprana then lost in the forest and encountered Lutung Kasarung who is a god bewitched into the (BTN/015) form of an ape.

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taneously. Then, we will win,” said Minister Arief Yahya. When promoting Indonesia, it must be in accordance with the development of times. “It is done by applying Go Digital and then we will be able to compete. Digital is now becoming a reality,” said the minister. Minister also gave emphasis to the prospective of Putri Indonesia to understand the current condition of young people. Today, young people who are usually known as millennial generations very much need recognition as an existence for them in the social media. “Commonly known as Esteem Economy, it is also necessary to know that it has been done by the Generation of Wonderful Indonesia (Genpi) in the world of tourism. Digital Destination made by my colleagues in Generation of Wonderful Indonesia causes the markets booming and excited and even profitable,” he said. He also asked the prospective of Putri Indonesia 2018 to recognize the 10-New Bali or commonly known as the 10 Priority Destinations. “Prospective of Putri Indonesia must remember that the more tourism preserved the more prosperous will become,” said the minister. Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Puteri Indonesia Foundation, Putri Kus Wisnu Wardani, thanked for the presence of Minister of Tourism at the briefing of Putri Indonesia. What

the minister disclosed with the active dialog of the prospective of Putri Indonesia can open the perspective about tourism. “What the Minister of Tourism said is very important,” said Putri. Putri added that later on they are expected to bridge the central

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fter participating in realizing the early education (PAUD), the non-profit institution, Denpasar-Fukuoka Brotherhood, wants that this good commencement should be upgraded to a higher level. “Well, this is just a dream first. An ideal is not impossible to be realized someday,” said the senior figure of the DenpasarFukuoka Brotherhood, I Gusti Kompyang Pujawan. This former chairman of the Indonesia Tour Guide Association (HPI) of Bali Chapter added the next level is to develop elementary school, junior high schools and even colleges. “Once again, this is just an aspiration. Hopefully, it can come true,” added this English- and Japanese-speaking tour guide. Of course, to realize this great idea will also need a big, hard and serious effort by involving many people with dedication and high integrity. So far, the brotherhood has carried out many actions such as in the field of education, culture

government program to the region. Besides, the briefing is also intended not only to find smart women, look attractive, and behave well but also have the sensitivity about the problem of economy and national industry. “For instance, they must be

and environment. Student exchange has also been made for several times by visiting each other and providing solutions to promote the relationship of both communities. “We’ve been involved in cultural events for several times like in the Dontaku Festival,” he said. More and more jobs are waiting to be completed soon not to mention the exchange of students between high school and university levels. “Besides, I must continuously advance the Mataken Gakko, a free Japanese language course institute open to the public,” he conclud(BTN/055) ed.

sensitive to tourism and creative industries. They can encourage the regional tourism after returning to the respective region of origin. To realize it, they should cooperate with their local government,” said Putri. (BTN/ministry of tourism)

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Business and Leisure

Ayuk In Rib Soup Comes with Distinctive Taste

De Bean Represents Indonesia to Thailand Goddess Saraswati

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oddess Saraswati is part of the Hindu trinity that also includes Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Parvati who are the female counterparts of Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Siva. Goddess Saraswati is known as the mother of the Vedas and represents knowledge, wisdom, learning and the arts as well as the beauty that these bring. It is therefore not surprising that she is quite popular in Bali. This beautiful Goddess is described as having four arms that represent the four aspects of humans that are involved in learning: mind, intellect, imagination and self-awareness or ego. In each of her hands she hold objects that elaborate on these apsects: a palm-leaf manuscript representing the Vedic scriptures and symbolizing universal, timeless and true knowledge; a rosary symbolizing the power of meditation and spiritual knowledge; a veena or stringed instrument symbolizing the perfection of the knowledge of the arts and a damaru (small drum) symbolizing the rhythm of creation. Balinese Hindus celebrate Saraswati Day as a tribute to the Goddess of art and wisdom every 210 on Saniscara (Saturday) Umanis Watugunung, according to the Balinese calendar. Special offerings are made to books and other symbols of learning and people are encouraged to contemplate how they use the knowledge that they have acquired thus far.

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re you a fan of rib soup? Try to stop by at Sop Iga Ayuk In Restaurant located at Jalan Suwung Batankendal No. 11 Sesetan, South Denpasar. Precisely located in front of the bus guide terminal, it serves a variety of menus with the main ingredient of beef rib. It is easy to reach from tourist areas like Sanur, ​​ Sakenan and Benoa as well as from downtown Denpasar. This rib soup is appropriate for lunch and dinner. This restaurant opens every day starting at 10:00 until 21:00. Its special menus are quite tasty and delicious so they become preferred choice of customers. The three special menus are Original Rib Soup, Spicy Sour Rib Soup and Roasted Rib. “We serve these menus with special preparations, so they can be enjoyed by various circles, including foreign tourists,” said the owner, Fausiah Saesaria Alindra. The menu of rib soup offers a distinctive flavor. The flesh is soft after passing through pressurized process, so it is easily taken out from the bone. Its gravy is delicious because of using local spices in combination with some special spices brought in from Lampung (Sumatra). “This is a special recipe from my mother. She is a great

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cook at the home village (Lampung) and is now trying to share with other people,” she explained. When ordering a portion of rib soup, customers do not have to wait too long. It simply takes 15 minutes and the menus are ready to be served. “Although the restaurant was just open a few months ago, we actually have been selling the menus since a year ago. However, we sell it through online. We also sell wrapped rice,” she added. Ayuk considered the business is very positive, so she tries to open a food stall to provide services directly for customers. Nevertheless, she remains to serve buyers via online at home on Jalan Gemitir in the area of​​ Jalan Bypass I.B. Mantra. “When booking via online, there has been a special application. Simply place an order @ sopiga_ayukin, we

are ready to deliver,” said Fausiah. Customers of Ayuk In are not only local residents of Bali, but also domestic and foreign tourists. Tourists from Java, Sumatra and other regions that do not know the location of the restaurant will surely order via online. Foreign tourists have also repeatedly ordered this rib soup. “This Balinese beef rib soup is indeed good. After opening, we are ready to offer 20 percent discount or buy 3 get 1 free,” concluded Fausiah. B N

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Gede Adijaya familiarly addressed as De Bean went to be the winner in the competition of the Viking Road to the Master World Bartending Championship 2018 in the Mixology Category. In the competition held at Rosso Vivo Dine & Lounge Kuta on Friday (Feb. 23), De Bean managed to beat 14 other best participants. On that account, he is entitled to represent Indonesia and make its performance in the world bartender championship that will take place in Thailand. In the competition held by the Asian Bartender Association (ABA) Indonesia, this energetic and cheerful man managed to come out as the winner by presenting a cocktail named Sandikala (twilight) having a distinctive taste.

“This cocktail is inspired by the time (Sang Kala) which according to Hindu belief in Bali is a time-shifting process, and has its own magical value,” said De Bean proudly. Such attractive competitions for foreign tourists also mentioned Bacudewa Krishna (Ayana Resort & Spa) and Dwi Cahyadi Putrantha (Hard Rock Hotel Bali) as the second and third winner respectively entitled to get a prize of IDR 1,500,000 and IDR 1,000,000. “They are the best bartenders,” said ABA Indonesia’s President, A.A. Ngurah Yoga Semadhi. Agung Yoga added the competition is the first event of ABA Indonesia. “Hopefully, with this event the bartending domain in Indonesia will be growing better and

united in diversity. To the winners of this competition, this even is expected to present the best result to bring the reputation of Indonesia in the international level,” he hoped. Implementation of the event, added Agung Yoga, cannot be separated from the sponsors having participated in supporting and contributing. One of the companies is the Orang Tua Group as the holder of some brands like Iceland Vodka, Empire Gin, Prost Beer, Black Jack Cola, Drum Whiskey and Mix Max where on this occasion it becomes the main sponsor. The other sponsors are Toffin, Squeeze Juice and Albens Cider. B N (BTN/015)

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Wayan Eka Darmawan (Flair Forever Bali) will represent Indonesia in the world bartender championship in Thailand. Ticket to the country of the White Elephant was achieved after successfully defeated the other 16 best participants in the competition entitled Viking Road to the Master World Bartending Championship

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2018 flair bartending category at Rosso Vivo Dine & Lounge Kuta, Saturday (Feb. 24). He managed to win with a very interesting flair. His style and look are able to fascinate visitors mostly consisting of foreign tourists. Moreover, he was also able to present a quality drink with a distinctive flavor so the jury panel

was captivated. On that account, it is natural if this first winner of the competition got a ticket and accommodation for the world championship in Phuket, Thailand. In addition to Eka, in this competition there were also names winning the second and third position respectively I Gede Aldi Suardana (Azul Beach Club) with cash prize worth IDR 1,500,000 and I Nengah Joly Artawan (STP Bali) with the cash prize of IDR 1,000,000. At the end of this two-day mixologist and flair event, Agung Yoga as the President of ABA Indonesia conveyed that through this event he hoped the winners of both mixology and flair categories can win international competition because the winners have the criteria and are ready to compete in international level. The event was held by the Asia Bartender Association (ABA) of Indonesia Chapter and posed the maiden event in a series of other events organized throughout 2018. B N (BTN/015)

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March 9 - 22, 2018

Business and Leisure

Pacto Ltd. Launched a New Logo on

Pacto Award Night & Pacto Billionaire Club 2018

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The winners of the Pacto Awards and Billionaire Club 2018 are accompanied by Chief Operating Officer, Umberto Cadamuro; General Manager of Pacto Ltd., Freddy Rompas; and General Manager of PT Bali Prima Holidays, Rika Larasati. acto Ltd. returned to organizea Pacto Award Night &Pacto Billionaire Club 2018 together with the launching of the annual catalog Indonesia’s Finest Villas

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& Resort 2018 on February 28th, at Harris Hotel & Residence Sunset Road, Kuta. There are 2 types of awards given: Certificate of Billionaire Club Membership and Top Seller

2017. Billionaire Club Membership Silver category was achieved by five hotels : Villa Jerami, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay, Alaya Ubud, Mercure Resort Sanur and Melia Bali.

The Billionaire Club Membership Gold category wasalso achieved by five hotels: Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali, Bali Dynasty Resort, Adi Dharma Hotel and Cottages Legian Bali, The Jayakarta Bali Beach Resort Residence & Spa, and Hotel Vila Ombak. Meanwhile, Billionaire Club Membership Platinum category was achieved by Uppala Seminyak, and Grand Mirage Resort & Thalasso Bali. For the award of Top Seller 2017, the first position achieved by Prama Sanur Beach, the second position achieved by The Bali Dream Villa Seminyak and the third position achieved by The Anvaya Bali. On this special occasion, Pacto Ltd. Indonesia also presented the new exciting and meaningful logo, stylish uniform, and new website design to continue the company’s vision for the next 50 years. Following the enormous growth and level of corporate success, this new logo reflects the dynamic, flexible and growing technology of the company. Therefore, the look and feel of the new brand is not only a celebration of the company’s 50 years of business, but also as a step forward in tailoring new

market needs. Umberto Cadamuro, Chief Operating Officer of Pacto Ltd. Indonesia explains “This new logo reflects not only how far the company has come, but where it’s headed. Its beautiful color degradation gives an impression of the dynamism of a company that keeps getting younger even after the golden age. We also look ahead to remain market leaders by paving the path of the next 50 years to come.” On its 50th anniversary last year, Pacto has distributed assistance forschool building renovationand assisted underprivileged schools located in every Pacto branch office throughout Indonesia with a larger CSR fund as a form of Pacto awareness to the surrounding community. At the age of 51st this year, Pacto wants to remain focus helping on education field. “This year we are still focusing on education, and now we are also collecting school books to be sent to remote areas.The young generation without education certainly will not have a future”, Umberto added. B N (BTN/014)

Day of Silent at H Sovereign Bali March 17, whole island of God- Bali, Celebrate the holy Nyepi day – the day of silence – at H Sovereign Bali, because it is a unique day to be celebrated, something that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. After whole year filled with a hustle bustle of city, glittering of lights and sounds, and now the Island of God will shut down for 24-hours. It reminds us to always remain quiet and in peaceful rhymes.

day before Nyepi Day is called ‘Pangrupukan’, where Balinese people gathered in the street and the celebrations are enlivened with ‘Ogoh-Ogoh’ parade. Ogoh-Ogoh is a demonic statue made from bamboo and paper, it reflecting malevolent elements and at the end of the parade; all of these evil spirits are driven away by burning the Ogoh-Ogoh. The day after Ogoh-Ogoh parade is called Nyepi Day – Silence Day – All the public places are closed, no transportation is allowed, everyone must be stayed at home and not allowed to do some activities, even to work, travel or go outside their home.

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Lights and sounds will remain off. All of these rules must be obeyed by all people who happen stay in Bali, with no exception. Embrace the serenity of Nyepi Day at H Sovereign, if you are happen to travel to Bali during Nyepi period, H Sovereign Bali offers perfect getaway to enjoy the tranquility Nyepi night in Bali. Experience the 2 nights stay in one of well-appointed Deluxe Room, make your Nyepi stay more festive with number of inclusions. Starting from a lavish selection of daily breakfast in Kitchen Meliwis Restaurant, one time lunch and dinner on Nyepi Day, Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, Free access to Rooftop Pool, Gymnasium,

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Sauna, Jacuzzi and enjoy Kids activities such as Movie Night, Kids Play land , Kids coloring. The luxurious 2 nights Nyepi getaway can be purchased with

price starting from IDR 1.680.000 Net for 2 adults, this promotion only valid for guest who will checkin on 16th of March 2018. For more information and reservation,

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GREEN HOTEL

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Admiring Green Hotel Program in Bali Prama Sanur Beach Bali Hotel is the second home to Kasmari Ardjan. Every vacation in Bali, this man of Den Haag-born in 1944 always stays at the hotel located on Jalan Cemara, Sanur Kauh, South Denpasar. “After having tours to some tourist objects in Bali or around Indonesia, such as Medan, Java and other cities, I will surely return to this hotel. I’ve stayed here for 20 times since 1988. This is my second home,” he said kindly. rdjan admitted that Prama Sanur Beach Bali has really captivated his heart since he was on the Island of the Gods. The atmosphere is truly

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leasure, proud and happiness can hardly be described by the Resort Manager of Maya Sanur Resort and Spa, I Putu Eddo Arthawan. Since the accommodation managed was given the Green Hotel Award for category A by the Denpasar Municipality on the 230th anniversary through the Denpasar Cultural Appreciation Night, recently. “I would like to thank the Denpasar municipality and this green hotel assessment is very good and useful,” he said. Existence of the program to create a green hotel by the city government, explained Eddo, is very useful for hotels, employees, guests as well as the environment. In practice, surely it got directives and all the parameters. “We have participated in environmental conservation as being very important for our next generation. In addition to ben-

efiting hotels, it is useful for the companies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness in operations,” he explained. This traveling hobbyist said the concept of green hotel is indeed suitable for all businesses, including hotels in the city of Denpasar and Bali in general so the environment is well maintained. “We have implemented the concept of green hotel since the hotel was established four years ago. It is visible from supporting equipment such as machines that have led to the use of sensors in public toilets, systematic waste water treatment, and the use of cooling tower to support the installation of the air conditioning,” he explained. Similarly, in the selection of local suppliers making cooperation with Maya Sanur should help local communities and local businesses grow together in meeting the requirements of the green hotel. On that account, Maya Sanur often carries out regular training to all employees, and disseminates this program to the guests. By that way, employees can understand and work effectively, so that guests are very appreciative to this program. “We believe this can increase the loyalty of guests to Maya Sanur so they will return to stay with us in the next travel,” he believed. B N (BTN/015)

be found around the hotel. Large shady plants make the atmosphere cool. Besides, it does waste treatment in eco-friendly manner. Balinese culture makes people good, friendly and always implement in every life. There are art performances as well as customary and religious activities. The employees use customary attires according to their activities and on certain days. Hotel has very good connection with the surrounding community. “Hotel relationship to the surrounding environment is very close. As evidence, when I walk around the hotel they greet even get acquainted,” said Ardjan. Friendly hotel employees always put forward the Balinese attires every welcome guests. This makes Ardjan more comfortable to stay at Prama Sanur Beach Bali. Moreover, this hotel applies the concept of Tri Hita Karana and Green Hotel program that are able to create a comfortable and superior hotel. “Green Hotel in Bali is more unique because it does not only create a friendly and green environment, but also has a high spiritual. It contains local wisdom,” he said. Ardjan having the blood of In-

Kasmari Ardjan (Center) donesia (from Javanese father) can stay for two months or more when spending vacation in Bali. However, this retired man in the field of information technology at the General Motors Company in the Netherlands admitted to miss the

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activities of traditional farmers in Bali that increasingly reduce. “In the past, there were people herding ducks and cows as well as plowing paddy fields. Now, it’s quite hard to find such a scene,” he concluded. B N (BTN/015)

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our hotels located in the Sanur tourism area received awards in the form of Green Hotel Award from Denpasar Municipality. The awards were given to eco-friendly hotels referring to the Green Hotel of the Ministry of Tourism. The four hotels have attended the dissemination and field assessment held by Green Hotel team of Denpasar Municipality. The awards were submitted by acting Mayor of Denpasar, IGN Jaya Negara, on the cultural appreciation night in the series of the 230th anniversary of Denpasar in the Denpasar Art Center, Tuesday (Feb. 27). The hotels receiving the Green Hotel award are Sanur Paradise Plaza now renamed into Prime Plaza Hotel & Suites Sanur, Maya Sanur, Tanjung Sari and Fairmont Sanur. The four hotels are classified to actively respond to the government’s program in creating a sustainable tourism. Green Hotel program organized by the Denpasar Tourism Office includes 13 items, but on the advice of the Mayor of Denpasar at that time, it was added one item regarding local wisdom of Bali so it becomes similar to the application of the Tri Hita Karana concept. Training Manager of Prime Plaza Hotel and Suites Sanur,

Ketut Astawa, thanked to the Green Hotel award given by the Denpasar Municipality. The Green Hotel award is accomplished due to the hard work of Green Team, all staff and management of the Prime Plaza Hotel & Suites Sanur. “Actually, green hotel program related to eco-friendly programs, waste management, reduction of air pollution, preservation of rare plants, greening and prioritizing local products having been done in the past in collaboration with local communities,” he said. It also includes the efforts to create a green accommodation by continuously disseminating the activities related to green hotel to all employees, suppliers of products to hotel. Besides, the hotel has always implemented it before the presence of Green Hotel program from the Denpasar municipality. “With the predicate of Green Hotel we get, Prime Plaza Hotel & Suites Sanur becomes more motivated to further enhance sustainable and eco-friendly tourism activities,” he hoped. According to him, Green Hotel program is very beneficial for hotels and communities. The benefits for hotel is making the product quality better, cleaner work environment, better air quality, better water quality, preventing envi-

ronment pollution as well as saving energy, water and other costs. Meanwhile, the benefit to employees is that they get knowledge about the eco-friendly program and energy efficiency. The bottom line is gaining new cultures about healthier life habits as well as ecofriendly and life-saving habits and the initiatives for saving energy and eco-friendly programs. “The program also has an impact on surrounding communities such as uncontaminated environment, local businesses can be accommodated, including the art troupe can also be accommodated,” he added. Resort Manager of Maya Sanur Resort and Spa, I Putu Eddo Arthawan, said that Green Hotel assessment is very good and useful for all, either hotel, employees, guests or the environment for sure. “By getting directions, and implementing most of the parameters, we have participated in the environmental preservation that is very important for next generation. Besides, it can also improve efficiency and effectiveness of hotel operation. Frankly speaking, this activity is very appropriate to be implemented for all hotel business so that our environment is well maintained,” he said. B N (BTN/015)


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ine - Tiered bade tower with the height of 27.5 meters delivered the corpse of A.A. Niang Agung to Dalem Puri Ubud cemetery, Friday (Mar. 2/). Thousands of residents spilled following the procession of cremation ceremony of Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati’s mother. People and foreign tourists unceasingly immortalized the rare moment. Moreover, it also broke the record from the Indonesia Record Museum (MURI) as the highest bade in the world. Appeared to be present at the Ubud Grand Palace were the former (fifth) President Megawati Soekarno Putri and several ministers, including Susi Pujiastuti (Minister of Fisheries and Marine Affairs), A.A. Ngurah Puspayoga (Minister of Cooperatives and the SMEs), Arief Yahya (Minister of Tourism), Cahyo Kumolo (Minister of Home Affairs) and Basuki Hadimuljono (Minister Public Works and Housing). When the cremation (pelebon) procession took place they seemed freely watching the atmosphere of preparation around the catus pata (central

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Bade Tower of A.A. Niang Agung Breaks MURI Record intersection) by sitting on the ancak saji of the Ubud Grand Palace. However, before the procession began the officers from MURI Record announced if the bade made for second wife of Tjokorda Gede Agung Sukawati achieved the world’s record as the highest with the height of 27.5 meters, weighing up to 11 tons and carried by 3,910 people to Dalem Puri cemetery of Ubud. “This is our offering for the deceased, and this Bade was made for 1.5 months by my younger brother Tjokorda Gede Raka Sukawati with a number of devotional workers at this Ubud Grand Palace,” said Tjokorda Artha Ardana Sukawati while giving a speech after receiving the MURI award. Chief of Ubud customary village, Tjokorda Raka Kerthyasa Sukawati, subsequently gave command, so the procession started by raising the corpse to bade passing through a traktag or bamboo movable bridge. Tjokorda Gede Raka Sukawati accompanied by a number of relatives of royal palace was sitting in a place of the corpse on bade. Meanwhile, under Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati, Tjokorda Gde Putra Sukawati, Tjokorda Gde Putra Nindia and grandsons of the late, Cokorda Ichiro Sukawati and other relatives of the royal palace. In the meantime, Cokorda Ngurah Suyadya alias Cok Wah was riding the ox sarcophagus heading for Dalem Puri cemetery. When the magnificent bade began to move, thousands of people and tourists who were present cheered them. Every 50 meters or one relay this bade stopped to change bade bearer. Along the road section to Dalam Puri cemetery there were a total of eight times of relay. Interestingly, amid the change of the bearers was seen the Bali Police Chief Petrus Golose, trying to take part in carrying bade. This two-star

general carried bade on the shoulder by lifting pole carrier on the front. Bali Police Chief was accompanied by Director of Bali Police Traffic Affairs, A.A. Sudana who only participated in one relay. This cremation procession also attracted the attention of the people and a thousand foreign tourists. Due to their curiousness, many of them climbed to the top of the building so as to watch the cremation procession with the highest bade. Due to being high and large, such bade was damaged in the wings. This damage occurred because the wings of bade hit a tree. Before arriving at Dalem Puri cemetery, it also stopped as hampered by a large tree. The people carrying bade slightly turned to avoid the tree. When arriving at the cemetery, suddenly Tjokorda Gede Raka Sukawati occupying the corpse on bade was fainted. Fortunately, a number of relatives directly held the bade architect. Then, a number of residents carried the senior figure of royal palace familiarly addressed as Cok De to pass the bamboo bridge at the cemetery. “He (Cok De—Ed) just feels happy and touched, this joy mixed making him so,” said Cokorda Ichiro Sukawati, the son of Tjokorda Gde Putra Sukawati. Cok De had fainted while still occupying the corpse on bade, but has arrived at the cemetery. Few moments after carried down, this lecturer at Udayana University also said to have awakened. “After that he has returned to be fine. It is okay he already recovered,” he said. Anak Agung Niang Agung, the mother of Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati alias Cok Ace, died at BROS Hospital, Denpasar, on Sunday (Jan. 14). She, the second wife of the late Tjokorda Gde Agung Sukawati, died at the age of 96 years.

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“My mother died on Sunday morning around 05:00,” said Cok Ace. He said that A.A. Niang Agung who entered old age had been back and forth to hospital for several times. Three days before her death, the deceased was brought back to BROS Hospital. “According to doctor, her sickness purely happened due to age factor, where some parts of the organs have not been working properly. Lastly, she had lung problems with symptoms of shortness of breath, until she finally died,” explained this former regent of Gianyar. The corpse of A.A. Niang Agung was then taken to Ubud Palace on Sunday morning around 10:00. Ubud community with a number of children who at that time were learning to dance at Ancak Saji of Ubud Palace immediately welcomed the deceased’s corpse. “I think it is natural that the community enthusiastically welcomed because she is the last wife of the late my father who

finally passed away as well,” he said. Cok Ace explained that A.A. Niang Agung is the second wife of his late father Tjokorda Gde Agung Sukawati, while the first wife is the late A.A. Niang Mengwi who died in 2000 at the age of 80 years old. The third wife who is Cok Ace’s own mother, the late A.A. Niang Rai, died in 2011 at the age of 76. “She is the second wife of the deceased father, though she is not my biological mother, I have been considered like her son. Along with other relatives, I consider she is like my own mother,” he explained. In her lifetime, A.A. Niang Agung only had a daughter, namely Tjokorda Istri Sri Atun Sukawati. Until now, the deceased left ten grandchildren. “They include me and my brothers. My mother has ten grandchildren that she very much cherished,” he added. BTN

ultural performance graced Appreciation night of the 230th anniversary of Denpasar City. Balinese pop music from various genres to hilarious jokes entertained the public from the afternoon to late night. Cultural Appreciation Night also gave appreciation to society, school students, teachers and business players that have been able to attain achievement in regional, national as well as international level. Provision of the appreciation to the achievers was carried out by Acting Mayor of Denpasar, IGN Jaya Negara, in Denpasar Art Center, Tuesday (Feb. 27). Action stage of the artist, one of them by Nanoe Biroe, invited the community to always main-

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Gianyar Government Tourism Office Address : Jl. Ngurah Rai No. 9 Gianyar Ph. (0361) 943401 Fax. (0361) 943554 website: www.diparda.gianyarkab.go.id, www.gianyartourism.com, email: admingianyar@gianyarkab.go.id, info@gianyartourism.com

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rans Serasi of Tabanan district government won an award in the form of Bali Autonomy Award 2017. The award was given by the Bali Institute of ProAutonomy (BIPro) for the category of education services and innovation of Trans Serasi. This was revealed when Regional Secretary of Tabanan, I Nyoman Wirna Ariwangsa, together with the Head of Tabanan Education

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tain the sanitation of Denpasar, and the jokes of Dadong Rerod and STI educated the public to always love Denpasar by not littering any garbage and maintain the order and environmental security. Peak of the appreciation night in series of the 230th anniversary of Denpasar City became a special gift to students that attained achievement at the international level participating in the Olympics and achievement in research to win gold category. Two students of SMPN 3 Denpasar junior high school on behalf of Ni Made Galuh Cakrawati Dharma Wijaya won gold medal in the Thailand’s Investor Day. Meanwhile, Putu Sri Utama Dewi won the award in the Malaysia Technology Expo. It is the implementation of Padmaksara in realizing happiness of the people of Denpasar. Jaya Negara said the appreciation night of this year’s anniversary featured the theme ‘Acceleration of Padmaksara Implementation based on Tri Hita Karana to realize People’s Happiness.’ “People’s happiness due to Denpasar students’ achievement has an impact on our pride and the parents for the achievements of the students,” he said. This appreciation night, continued Jaya Negara, invites all the people, Denpasar agencies, and business players that have participated in improving achievements for the development of Denpasar. The awards were also given to students, teachers and business play-

ers that have been able to excel, including rewarding the hotels having implemented green concept. The implementation of the anniversary gave a sense of togetherness of the community for the participation of all parties until Denpasar has reached the age of 230 years. Regional Secretary of Denpasar, A.A. Rai Iswara, accompanied by

First Assistant of Regional Secretary, Made Toya, said the series of anniversary has been filled in with various activities such as sports activities, public service innovation, public service mall launch, public service application launch, social activities, seminars, cultural creativity contests, health safaris, environmental hygiene actions,

and various other competitions involving the community. On that occasion, the event was also attended by Chairman of the Denpasar House of Representatives, I Gusti Ngurah Gede, along with the whole ranks of the parliament, Veteran of Denpasar and royal palace. BTN

Denpasar Government Tourism Office : Address; Jl. Surapati No. 7 Denpasar, Ph. (0361) 234569, 223602, 231422 Fax. (0361) 223602 http://pariwisata.denpasarkota.go.id

Trans Serasi of Tabanan Wins Award

Strategies of Bangli to Promote Tourist Destination

Agency, I Gede Susila and Secretary of Transportation Agency, I Made Jaman, handed over the award to Regent of Tabanan, Ni Putu Eka Wiryastuti, on Thursday (Mar. 1). Regent Eka expressed her gratitude for the appreciation given by the Bali Institute of Pro-Autonomy to Tabanan district. “Of course, we are very grateful for the umpteenth time as Tabanan district gets the awards from various circles for this trans-serasi program. I think this is the work of all parties, the executives with the ranks of regional agencies as well as the legislatives,” said Regent Eka. With the award, continued Regent Eka, the government will be increasingly encouraged to maximize services to the community, especially the trans-serasi services. “We always attempt how Tabanan people can get a sense of security and comfort as the users of the land transportation facilities in the form of transportation for students,” she said. Secretary of the Transportation Agency, I Made Jaman, after the

mote other objects,” said Regent of Bangli, Made Gianyar, in the “Jumat Nikmat’ program on Friday (Mar. 2). On the ‘Jumat Nikmat’ Regent Made Gianyar was accompanied by the development team of Bangli tourism to make a visit to tourist destinations in Bangli district such as the Twin Hills at Guliang Kawan, Pancoran Solas spiritual attraction at Guliang Kangin and Tirta Sudamala spiritual attraction at Sedit, Babalang. Regent Made Gianyar said that so far people may think that tourist destinations in Bangli are only Kintamani or Penglipuran. Actually, Bangli has so many beautiful tourist destinations and must to be visited. “Fellow tourist destinations can mutually promote their objects in Bangli. One object can be marketing showcase for other tourist destinations. Each can prepare a place to promote other destinations,” he said. If guests have come to Bangli for many times, Regent Made Gianyar added that one day Bangli can sell special package tours of

ncreasing the number of tourist visits to Bangli district is very important and this can be done by promoting the existing destinations. Operators of tourist destination can be marketing medium for other destinations, in addition to continuing to make improvement. “We ask tourism activists to unite and promote tourism of Bangli. One destination should be made into a showcase to pro-

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handover of the award said the trans-serasi service utilizes 146 fleets consisting of 3 medium buses, 63 small buses and 80 public transportations with the services

covering 7 subdistricts taken advantage by 7,000 passengers per day. “So far, the trans-serasi service operates a total of 146 fleets. It consists of 3 medium buses, 63

small buses and 80 public transportations. Coverage of the services includes 7 subdistricts serving 7,000 passengers per day,” he explained. BTN

Tabanan Government Tourism, Art and Cultural Office : Address : Jln. Gunung Agung No. 1 Tabanan, Ph./Fax. (0361) 811602

Bangli. This special package will features the objects in a subdistrict. For instance, a package of tourist object in Bangli subdistrict will include Twin Hills, Penglipuran tourism village, Kehen Temple, Bali Woso and others, so that tourists are not just passing, but can also spend the night and enjoy the beauty of tourist objects in Bangli in more details,” he pleaded. Nowadays, the tourist destinations in Bangli are still partial in nature (being a part of destinations outside Bangli) sold by travel agencies. “We have to make an improvement as our potentials are not inferior to other regions. We can do it,” he exclaimed. To share the management of destinations, Regent Made Gianyar asked the operator of tourist destinations in Bangli can visit each other. Headman can prepare a budget through the village allocation fund (ADD) or village fund for the tourism awareness group (Pokdarwis) of Catur tourism vil-

lage management in order to visit other tourist destinations in Bangli. “For instance, when making a visit to Twin Hills, specify the number of participants be taken, then prepare the budget through village budget plan (APBDes) to pay levies,” he said. Regent Made Gianyar added that in the regional budget plan 2019 he plans to give the budget

to each agency (OPD) so as to visit tourist destinations. Once a year, the employees can visit the tourist objects in Bangli. They can hold outbound and other activities. “Later on (in APBD 2019) we prepare the budget for each agency. Employees can travel in Bangli but should not be free because free is not good,” he concluded.BTN

Bangli Government Tourism Office : Jl. Sriwijaya No. 23 Bangli, Ph. (0366) 91537, W. www.banglikab.go.id


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March 9 -22, 2018

Where to Go... GIANYAR

The Center of Art

ine - Tiered bade tower with the height of 27.5 meters delivered the corpse of A.A. Niang Agung to Dalem Puri Ubud cemetery, Friday (Mar. 2/). Thousands of residents spilled following the procession of cremation ceremony of Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati’s mother. People and foreign tourists unceasingly immortalized the rare moment. Moreover, it also broke the record from the Indonesia Record Museum (MURI) as the highest bade in the world. Appeared to be present at the Ubud Grand Palace were the former (fifth) President Megawati Soekarno Putri and several ministers, including Susi Pujiastuti (Minister of Fisheries and Marine Affairs), A.A. Ngurah Puspayoga (Minister of Cooperatives and the SMEs), Arief Yahya (Minister of Tourism), Cahyo Kumolo (Minister of Home Affairs) and Basuki Hadimuljono (Minister Public Works and Housing). When the cremation (pelebon) procession took place they seemed freely watching the atmosphere of preparation around the catus pata (central

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Bade Tower of A.A. Niang Agung Breaks MURI Record intersection) by sitting on the ancak saji of the Ubud Grand Palace. However, before the procession began the officers from MURI Record announced if the bade made for second wife of Tjokorda Gede Agung Sukawati achieved the world’s record as the highest with the height of 27.5 meters, weighing up to 11 tons and carried by 3,910 people to Dalem Puri cemetery of Ubud. “This is our offering for the deceased, and this Bade was made for 1.5 months by my younger brother Tjokorda Gede Raka Sukawati with a number of devotional workers at this Ubud Grand Palace,” said Tjokorda Artha Ardana Sukawati while giving a speech after receiving the MURI award. Chief of Ubud customary village, Tjokorda Raka Kerthyasa Sukawati, subsequently gave command, so the procession started by raising the corpse to bade passing through a traktag or bamboo movable bridge. Tjokorda Gede Raka Sukawati accompanied by a number of relatives of royal palace was sitting in a place of the corpse on bade. Meanwhile, under Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati, Tjokorda Gde Putra Sukawati, Tjokorda Gde Putra Nindia and grandsons of the late, Cokorda Ichiro Sukawati and other relatives of the royal palace. In the meantime, Cokorda Ngurah Suyadya alias Cok Wah was riding the ox sarcophagus heading for Dalem Puri cemetery. When the magnificent bade began to move, thousands of people and tourists who were present cheered them. Every 50 meters or one relay this bade stopped to change bade bearer. Along the road section to Dalam Puri cemetery there were a total of eight times of relay. Interestingly, amid the change of the bearers was seen the Bali Police Chief Petrus Golose, trying to take part in carrying bade. This two-star

general carried bade on the shoulder by lifting pole carrier on the front. Bali Police Chief was accompanied by Director of Bali Police Traffic Affairs, A.A. Sudana who only participated in one relay. This cremation procession also attracted the attention of the people and a thousand foreign tourists. Due to their curiousness, many of them climbed to the top of the building so as to watch the cremation procession with the highest bade. Due to being high and large, such bade was damaged in the wings. This damage occurred because the wings of bade hit a tree. Before arriving at Dalem Puri cemetery, it also stopped as hampered by a large tree. The people carrying bade slightly turned to avoid the tree. When arriving at the cemetery, suddenly Tjokorda Gede Raka Sukawati occupying the corpse on bade was fainted. Fortunately, a number of relatives directly held the bade architect. Then, a number of residents carried the senior figure of royal palace familiarly addressed as Cok De to pass the bamboo bridge at the cemetery. “He (Cok De—Ed) just feels happy and touched, this joy mixed making him so,” said Cokorda Ichiro Sukawati, the son of Tjokorda Gde Putra Sukawati. Cok De had fainted while still occupying the corpse on bade, but has arrived at the cemetery. Few moments after carried down, this lecturer at Udayana University also said to have awakened. “After that he has returned to be fine. It is okay he already recovered,” he said. Anak Agung Niang Agung, the mother of Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati alias Cok Ace, died at BROS Hospital, Denpasar, on Sunday (Jan. 14). She, the second wife of the late Tjokorda Gde Agung Sukawati, died at the age of 96 years.

On 230th Anniversary, Denpasar Gives Appreciation to Outstanding People DENPASAR In the City

“My mother died on Sunday morning around 05:00,” said Cok Ace. He said that A.A. Niang Agung who entered old age had been back and forth to hospital for several times. Three days before her death, the deceased was brought back to BROS Hospital. “According to doctor, her sickness purely happened due to age factor, where some parts of the organs have not been working properly. Lastly, she had lung problems with symptoms of shortness of breath, until she finally died,” explained this former regent of Gianyar. The corpse of A.A. Niang Agung was then taken to Ubud Palace on Sunday morning around 10:00. Ubud community with a number of children who at that time were learning to dance at Ancak Saji of Ubud Palace immediately welcomed the deceased’s corpse. “I think it is natural that the community enthusiastically welcomed because she is the last wife of the late my father who

finally passed away as well,” he said. Cok Ace explained that A.A. Niang Agung is the second wife of his late father Tjokorda Gde Agung Sukawati, while the first wife is the late A.A. Niang Mengwi who died in 2000 at the age of 80 years old. The third wife who is Cok Ace’s own mother, the late A.A. Niang Rai, died in 2011 at the age of 76. “She is the second wife of the deceased father, though she is not my biological mother, I have been considered like her son. Along with other relatives, I consider she is like my own mother,” he explained. In her lifetime, A.A. Niang Agung only had a daughter, namely Tjokorda Istri Sri Atun Sukawati. Until now, the deceased left ten grandchildren. “They include me and my brothers. My mother has ten grandchildren that she very much cherished,” he added. BTN

ultural performance graced Appreciation night of the 230th anniversary of Denpasar City. Balinese pop music from various genres to hilarious jokes entertained the public from the afternoon to late night. Cultural Appreciation Night also gave appreciation to society, school students, teachers and business players that have been able to attain achievement in regional, national as well as international level. Provision of the appreciation to the achievers was carried out by Acting Mayor of Denpasar, IGN Jaya Negara, in Denpasar Art Center, Tuesday (Feb. 27). Action stage of the artist, one of them by Nanoe Biroe, invited the community to always main-

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Gianyar Government Tourism Office Address : Jl. Ngurah Rai No. 9 Gianyar Ph. (0361) 943401 Fax. (0361) 943554 website: www.diparda.gianyarkab.go.id, www.gianyartourism.com, email: admingianyar@gianyarkab.go.id, info@gianyartourism.com

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rans Serasi of Tabanan district government won an award in the form of Bali Autonomy Award 2017. The award was given by the Bali Institute of ProAutonomy (BIPro) for the category of education services and innovation of Trans Serasi. This was revealed when Regional Secretary of Tabanan, I Nyoman Wirna Ariwangsa, together with the Head of Tabanan Education

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tain the sanitation of Denpasar, and the jokes of Dadong Rerod and STI educated the public to always love Denpasar by not littering any garbage and maintain the order and environmental security. Peak of the appreciation night in series of the 230th anniversary of Denpasar City became a special gift to students that attained achievement at the international level participating in the Olympics and achievement in research to win gold category. Two students of SMPN 3 Denpasar junior high school on behalf of Ni Made Galuh Cakrawati Dharma Wijaya won gold medal in the Thailand’s Investor Day. Meanwhile, Putu Sri Utama Dewi won the award in the Malaysia Technology Expo. It is the implementation of Padmaksara in realizing happiness of the people of Denpasar. Jaya Negara said the appreciation night of this year’s anniversary featured the theme ‘Acceleration of Padmaksara Implementation based on Tri Hita Karana to realize People’s Happiness.’ “People’s happiness due to Denpasar students’ achievement has an impact on our pride and the parents for the achievements of the students,” he said. This appreciation night, continued Jaya Negara, invites all the people, Denpasar agencies, and business players that have participated in improving achievements for the development of Denpasar. The awards were also given to students, teachers and business play-

ers that have been able to excel, including rewarding the hotels having implemented green concept. The implementation of the anniversary gave a sense of togetherness of the community for the participation of all parties until Denpasar has reached the age of 230 years. Regional Secretary of Denpasar, A.A. Rai Iswara, accompanied by

First Assistant of Regional Secretary, Made Toya, said the series of anniversary has been filled in with various activities such as sports activities, public service innovation, public service mall launch, public service application launch, social activities, seminars, cultural creativity contests, health safaris, environmental hygiene actions,

and various other competitions involving the community. On that occasion, the event was also attended by Chairman of the Denpasar House of Representatives, I Gusti Ngurah Gede, along with the whole ranks of the parliament, Veteran of Denpasar and royal palace. BTN

Denpasar Government Tourism Office : Address; Jl. Surapati No. 7 Denpasar, Ph. (0361) 234569, 223602, 231422 Fax. (0361) 223602 http://pariwisata.denpasarkota.go.id

Trans Serasi of Tabanan Wins Award

Strategies of Bangli to Promote Tourist Destination

Agency, I Gede Susila and Secretary of Transportation Agency, I Made Jaman, handed over the award to Regent of Tabanan, Ni Putu Eka Wiryastuti, on Thursday (Mar. 1). Regent Eka expressed her gratitude for the appreciation given by the Bali Institute of Pro-Autonomy to Tabanan district. “Of course, we are very grateful for the umpteenth time as Tabanan district gets the awards from various circles for this trans-serasi program. I think this is the work of all parties, the executives with the ranks of regional agencies as well as the legislatives,” said Regent Eka. With the award, continued Regent Eka, the government will be increasingly encouraged to maximize services to the community, especially the trans-serasi services. “We always attempt how Tabanan people can get a sense of security and comfort as the users of the land transportation facilities in the form of transportation for students,” she said. Secretary of the Transportation Agency, I Made Jaman, after the

mote other objects,” said Regent of Bangli, Made Gianyar, in the “Jumat Nikmat’ program on Friday (Mar. 2). On the ‘Jumat Nikmat’ Regent Made Gianyar was accompanied by the development team of Bangli tourism to make a visit to tourist destinations in Bangli district such as the Twin Hills at Guliang Kawan, Pancoran Solas spiritual attraction at Guliang Kangin and Tirta Sudamala spiritual attraction at Sedit, Babalang. Regent Made Gianyar said that so far people may think that tourist destinations in Bangli are only Kintamani or Penglipuran. Actually, Bangli has so many beautiful tourist destinations and must to be visited. “Fellow tourist destinations can mutually promote their objects in Bangli. One object can be marketing showcase for other tourist destinations. Each can prepare a place to promote other destinations,” he said. If guests have come to Bangli for many times, Regent Made Gianyar added that one day Bangli can sell special package tours of

ncreasing the number of tourist visits to Bangli district is very important and this can be done by promoting the existing destinations. Operators of tourist destination can be marketing medium for other destinations, in addition to continuing to make improvement. “We ask tourism activists to unite and promote tourism of Bangli. One destination should be made into a showcase to pro-

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handover of the award said the trans-serasi service utilizes 146 fleets consisting of 3 medium buses, 63 small buses and 80 public transportations with the services

covering 7 subdistricts taken advantage by 7,000 passengers per day. “So far, the trans-serasi service operates a total of 146 fleets. It consists of 3 medium buses, 63

small buses and 80 public transportations. Coverage of the services includes 7 subdistricts serving 7,000 passengers per day,” he explained. BTN

Tabanan Government Tourism, Art and Cultural Office : Address : Jln. Gunung Agung No. 1 Tabanan, Ph./Fax. (0361) 811602

Bangli. This special package will features the objects in a subdistrict. For instance, a package of tourist object in Bangli subdistrict will include Twin Hills, Penglipuran tourism village, Kehen Temple, Bali Woso and others, so that tourists are not just passing, but can also spend the night and enjoy the beauty of tourist objects in Bangli in more details,” he pleaded. Nowadays, the tourist destinations in Bangli are still partial in nature (being a part of destinations outside Bangli) sold by travel agencies. “We have to make an improvement as our potentials are not inferior to other regions. We can do it,” he exclaimed. To share the management of destinations, Regent Made Gianyar asked the operator of tourist destinations in Bangli can visit each other. Headman can prepare a budget through the village allocation fund (ADD) or village fund for the tourism awareness group (Pokdarwis) of Catur tourism vil-

lage management in order to visit other tourist destinations in Bangli. “For instance, when making a visit to Twin Hills, specify the number of participants be taken, then prepare the budget through village budget plan (APBDes) to pay levies,” he said. Regent Made Gianyar added that in the regional budget plan 2019 he plans to give the budget

to each agency (OPD) so as to visit tourist destinations. Once a year, the employees can visit the tourist objects in Bangli. They can hold outbound and other activities. “Later on (in APBD 2019) we prepare the budget for each agency. Employees can travel in Bangli but should not be free because free is not good,” he concluded.BTN

Bangli Government Tourism Office : Jl. Sriwijaya No. 23 Bangli, Ph. (0366) 91537, W. www.banglikab.go.id


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March 9 - 22, 2018

Business and Leisure

Pacto Ltd. Launched a New Logo on

Pacto Award Night & Pacto Billionaire Club 2018

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The winners of the Pacto Awards and Billionaire Club 2018 are accompanied by Chief Operating Officer, Umberto Cadamuro; General Manager of Pacto Ltd., Freddy Rompas; and General Manager of PT Bali Prima Holidays, Rika Larasati. acto Ltd. returned to organizea Pacto Award Night &Pacto Billionaire Club 2018 together with the launching of the annual catalog Indonesia’s Finest Villas

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& Resort 2018 on February 28th, at Harris Hotel & Residence Sunset Road, Kuta. There are 2 types of awards given: Certificate of Billionaire Club Membership and Top Seller

2017. Billionaire Club Membership Silver category was achieved by five hotels : Villa Jerami, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay, Alaya Ubud, Mercure Resort Sanur and Melia Bali.

The Billionaire Club Membership Gold category wasalso achieved by five hotels: Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali, Bali Dynasty Resort, Adi Dharma Hotel and Cottages Legian Bali, The Jayakarta Bali Beach Resort Residence & Spa, and Hotel Vila Ombak. Meanwhile, Billionaire Club Membership Platinum category was achieved by Uppala Seminyak, and Grand Mirage Resort & Thalasso Bali. For the award of Top Seller 2017, the first position achieved by Prama Sanur Beach, the second position achieved by The Bali Dream Villa Seminyak and the third position achieved by The Anvaya Bali. On this special occasion, Pacto Ltd. Indonesia also presented the new exciting and meaningful logo, stylish uniform, and new website design to continue the company’s vision for the next 50 years. Following the enormous growth and level of corporate success, this new logo reflects the dynamic, flexible and growing technology of the company. Therefore, the look and feel of the new brand is not only a celebration of the company’s 50 years of business, but also as a step forward in tailoring new

market needs. Umberto Cadamuro, Chief Operating Officer of Pacto Ltd. Indonesia explains “This new logo reflects not only how far the company has come, but where it’s headed. Its beautiful color degradation gives an impression of the dynamism of a company that keeps getting younger even after the golden age. We also look ahead to remain market leaders by paving the path of the next 50 years to come.” On its 50th anniversary last year, Pacto has distributed assistance forschool building renovationand assisted underprivileged schools located in every Pacto branch office throughout Indonesia with a larger CSR fund as a form of Pacto awareness to the surrounding community. At the age of 51st this year, Pacto wants to remain focus helping on education field. “This year we are still focusing on education, and now we are also collecting school books to be sent to remote areas.The young generation without education certainly will not have a future”, Umberto added. B N (BTN/014)

Day of Silent at H Sovereign Bali March 17, whole island of God- Bali, Celebrate the holy Nyepi day – the day of silence – at H Sovereign Bali, because it is a unique day to be celebrated, something that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. After whole year filled with a hustle bustle of city, glittering of lights and sounds, and now the Island of God will shut down for 24-hours. It reminds us to always remain quiet and in peaceful rhymes.

day before Nyepi Day is called ‘Pangrupukan’, where Balinese people gathered in the street and the celebrations are enlivened with ‘Ogoh-Ogoh’ parade. Ogoh-Ogoh is a demonic statue made from bamboo and paper, it reflecting malevolent elements and at the end of the parade; all of these evil spirits are driven away by burning the Ogoh-Ogoh. The day after Ogoh-Ogoh parade is called Nyepi Day – Silence Day – All the public places are closed, no transportation is allowed, everyone must be stayed at home and not allowed to do some activities, even to work, travel or go outside their home.

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Lights and sounds will remain off. All of these rules must be obeyed by all people who happen stay in Bali, with no exception. Embrace the serenity of Nyepi Day at H Sovereign, if you are happen to travel to Bali during Nyepi period, H Sovereign Bali offers perfect getaway to enjoy the tranquility Nyepi night in Bali. Experience the 2 nights stay in one of well-appointed Deluxe Room, make your Nyepi stay more festive with number of inclusions. Starting from a lavish selection of daily breakfast in Kitchen Meliwis Restaurant, one time lunch and dinner on Nyepi Day, Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, Free access to Rooftop Pool, Gymnasium,

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Sauna, Jacuzzi and enjoy Kids activities such as Movie Night, Kids Play land , Kids coloring. The luxurious 2 nights Nyepi getaway can be purchased with

price starting from IDR 1.680.000 Net for 2 adults, this promotion only valid for guest who will checkin on 16th of March 2018. For more information and reservation,

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GREEN HOTEL

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Admiring Green Hotel Program in Bali Prama Sanur Beach Bali Hotel is the second home to Kasmari Ardjan. Every vacation in Bali, this man of Den Haag-born in 1944 always stays at the hotel located on Jalan Cemara, Sanur Kauh, South Denpasar. “After having tours to some tourist objects in Bali or around Indonesia, such as Medan, Java and other cities, I will surely return to this hotel. I’ve stayed here for 20 times since 1988. This is my second home,” he said kindly. rdjan admitted that Prama Sanur Beach Bali has really captivated his heart since he was on the Island of the Gods. The atmosphere is truly

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Balinese as he feels when strolling to several villages in Bali. It offers cool atmosphere, clean environment and green nature. Local plants are quite rare but many can

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leasure, proud and happiness can hardly be described by the Resort Manager of Maya Sanur Resort and Spa, I Putu Eddo Arthawan. Since the accommodation managed was given the Green Hotel Award for category A by the Denpasar Municipality on the 230th anniversary through the Denpasar Cultural Appreciation Night, recently. “I would like to thank the Denpasar municipality and this green hotel assessment is very good and useful,” he said. Existence of the program to create a green hotel by the city government, explained Eddo, is very useful for hotels, employees, guests as well as the environment. In practice, surely it got directives and all the parameters. “We have participated in environmental conservation as being very important for our next generation. In addition to ben-

efiting hotels, it is useful for the companies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness in operations,” he explained. This traveling hobbyist said the concept of green hotel is indeed suitable for all businesses, including hotels in the city of Denpasar and Bali in general so the environment is well maintained. “We have implemented the concept of green hotel since the hotel was established four years ago. It is visible from supporting equipment such as machines that have led to the use of sensors in public toilets, systematic waste water treatment, and the use of cooling tower to support the installation of the air conditioning,” he explained. Similarly, in the selection of local suppliers making cooperation with Maya Sanur should help local communities and local businesses grow together in meeting the requirements of the green hotel. On that account, Maya Sanur often carries out regular training to all employees, and disseminates this program to the guests. By that way, employees can understand and work effectively, so that guests are very appreciative to this program. “We believe this can increase the loyalty of guests to Maya Sanur so they will return to stay with us in the next travel,” he believed. B N (BTN/015)

be found around the hotel. Large shady plants make the atmosphere cool. Besides, it does waste treatment in eco-friendly manner. Balinese culture makes people good, friendly and always implement in every life. There are art performances as well as customary and religious activities. The employees use customary attires according to their activities and on certain days. Hotel has very good connection with the surrounding community. “Hotel relationship to the surrounding environment is very close. As evidence, when I walk around the hotel they greet even get acquainted,” said Ardjan. Friendly hotel employees always put forward the Balinese attires every welcome guests. This makes Ardjan more comfortable to stay at Prama Sanur Beach Bali. Moreover, this hotel applies the concept of Tri Hita Karana and Green Hotel program that are able to create a comfortable and superior hotel. “Green Hotel in Bali is more unique because it does not only create a friendly and green environment, but also has a high spiritual. It contains local wisdom,” he said. Ardjan having the blood of In-

Kasmari Ardjan (Center) donesia (from Javanese father) can stay for two months or more when spending vacation in Bali. However, this retired man in the field of information technology at the General Motors Company in the Netherlands admitted to miss the

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activities of traditional farmers in Bali that increasingly reduce. “In the past, there were people herding ducks and cows as well as plowing paddy fields. Now, it’s quite hard to find such a scene,” he concluded. B N (BTN/015)

Four Hotels Receive Green Hotel Awards F

our hotels located in the Sanur tourism area received awards in the form of Green Hotel Award from Denpasar Municipality. The awards were given to eco-friendly hotels referring to the Green Hotel of the Ministry of Tourism. The four hotels have attended the dissemination and field assessment held by Green Hotel team of Denpasar Municipality. The awards were submitted by acting Mayor of Denpasar, IGN Jaya Negara, on the cultural appreciation night in the series of the 230th anniversary of Denpasar in the Denpasar Art Center, Tuesday (Feb. 27). The hotels receiving the Green Hotel award are Sanur Paradise Plaza now renamed into Prime Plaza Hotel & Suites Sanur, Maya Sanur, Tanjung Sari and Fairmont Sanur. The four hotels are classified to actively respond to the government’s program in creating a sustainable tourism. Green Hotel program organized by the Denpasar Tourism Office includes 13 items, but on the advice of the Mayor of Denpasar at that time, it was added one item regarding local wisdom of Bali so it becomes similar to the application of the Tri Hita Karana concept. Training Manager of Prime Plaza Hotel and Suites Sanur,

Ketut Astawa, thanked to the Green Hotel award given by the Denpasar Municipality. The Green Hotel award is accomplished due to the hard work of Green Team, all staff and management of the Prime Plaza Hotel & Suites Sanur. “Actually, green hotel program related to eco-friendly programs, waste management, reduction of air pollution, preservation of rare plants, greening and prioritizing local products having been done in the past in collaboration with local communities,” he said. It also includes the efforts to create a green accommodation by continuously disseminating the activities related to green hotel to all employees, suppliers of products to hotel. Besides, the hotel has always implemented it before the presence of Green Hotel program from the Denpasar municipality. “With the predicate of Green Hotel we get, Prime Plaza Hotel & Suites Sanur becomes more motivated to further enhance sustainable and eco-friendly tourism activities,” he hoped. According to him, Green Hotel program is very beneficial for hotels and communities. The benefits for hotel is making the product quality better, cleaner work environment, better air quality, better water quality, preventing envi-

ronment pollution as well as saving energy, water and other costs. Meanwhile, the benefit to employees is that they get knowledge about the eco-friendly program and energy efficiency. The bottom line is gaining new cultures about healthier life habits as well as ecofriendly and life-saving habits and the initiatives for saving energy and eco-friendly programs. “The program also has an impact on surrounding communities such as uncontaminated environment, local businesses can be accommodated, including the art troupe can also be accommodated,” he added. Resort Manager of Maya Sanur Resort and Spa, I Putu Eddo Arthawan, said that Green Hotel assessment is very good and useful for all, either hotel, employees, guests or the environment for sure. “By getting directions, and implementing most of the parameters, we have participated in the environmental preservation that is very important for next generation. Besides, it can also improve efficiency and effectiveness of hotel operation. Frankly speaking, this activity is very appropriate to be implemented for all hotel business so that our environment is well maintained,” he said. B N (BTN/015)


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March 9 - 22, 2018

Business and Leisure

Ayuk In Rib Soup Comes with Distinctive Taste

De Bean Represents Indonesia to Thailand Goddess Saraswati

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oddess Saraswati is part of the Hindu trinity that also includes Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Parvati who are the female counterparts of Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Siva. Goddess Saraswati is known as the mother of the Vedas and represents knowledge, wisdom, learning and the arts as well as the beauty that these bring. It is therefore not surprising that she is quite popular in Bali. This beautiful Goddess is described as having four arms that represent the four aspects of humans that are involved in learning: mind, intellect, imagination and self-awareness or ego. In each of her hands she hold objects that elaborate on these apsects: a palm-leaf manuscript representing the Vedic scriptures and symbolizing universal, timeless and true knowledge; a rosary symbolizing the power of meditation and spiritual knowledge; a veena or stringed instrument symbolizing the perfection of the knowledge of the arts and a damaru (small drum) symbolizing the rhythm of creation. Balinese Hindus celebrate Saraswati Day as a tribute to the Goddess of art and wisdom every 210 on Saniscara (Saturday) Umanis Watugunung, according to the Balinese calendar. Special offerings are made to books and other symbols of learning and people are encouraged to contemplate how they use the knowledge that they have acquired thus far.

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re you a fan of rib soup? Try to stop by at Sop Iga Ayuk In Restaurant located at Jalan Suwung Batankendal No. 11 Sesetan, South Denpasar. Precisely located in front of the bus guide terminal, it serves a variety of menus with the main ingredient of beef rib. It is easy to reach from tourist areas like Sanur, ​​ Sakenan and Benoa as well as from downtown Denpasar. This rib soup is appropriate for lunch and dinner. This restaurant opens every day starting at 10:00 until 21:00. Its special menus are quite tasty and delicious so they become preferred choice of customers. The three special menus are Original Rib Soup, Spicy Sour Rib Soup and Roasted Rib. “We serve these menus with special preparations, so they can be enjoyed by various circles, including foreign tourists,” said the owner, Fausiah Saesaria Alindra. The menu of rib soup offers a distinctive flavor. The flesh is soft after passing through pressurized process, so it is easily taken out from the bone. Its gravy is delicious because of using local spices in combination with some special spices brought in from Lampung (Sumatra). “This is a special recipe from my mother. She is a great

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cook at the home village (Lampung) and is now trying to share with other people,” she explained. When ordering a portion of rib soup, customers do not have to wait too long. It simply takes 15 minutes and the menus are ready to be served. “Although the restaurant was just open a few months ago, we actually have been selling the menus since a year ago. However, we sell it through online. We also sell wrapped rice,” she added. Ayuk considered the business is very positive, so she tries to open a food stall to provide services directly for customers. Nevertheless, she remains to serve buyers via online at home on Jalan Gemitir in the area of​​ Jalan Bypass I.B. Mantra. “When booking via online, there has been a special application. Simply place an order @ sopiga_ayukin, we

are ready to deliver,” said Fausiah. Customers of Ayuk In are not only local residents of Bali, but also domestic and foreign tourists. Tourists from Java, Sumatra and other regions that do not know the location of the restaurant will surely order via online. Foreign tourists have also repeatedly ordered this rib soup. “This Balinese beef rib soup is indeed good. After opening, we are ready to offer 20 percent discount or buy 3 get 1 free,” concluded Fausiah. B N

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Gede Adijaya familiarly addressed as De Bean went to be the winner in the competition of the Viking Road to the Master World Bartending Championship 2018 in the Mixology Category. In the competition held at Rosso Vivo Dine & Lounge Kuta on Friday (Feb. 23), De Bean managed to beat 14 other best participants. On that account, he is entitled to represent Indonesia and make its performance in the world bartender championship that will take place in Thailand. In the competition held by the Asian Bartender Association (ABA) Indonesia, this energetic and cheerful man managed to come out as the winner by presenting a cocktail named Sandikala (twilight) having a distinctive taste.

“This cocktail is inspired by the time (Sang Kala) which according to Hindu belief in Bali is a time-shifting process, and has its own magical value,” said De Bean proudly. Such attractive competitions for foreign tourists also mentioned Bacudewa Krishna (Ayana Resort & Spa) and Dwi Cahyadi Putrantha (Hard Rock Hotel Bali) as the second and third winner respectively entitled to get a prize of IDR 1,500,000 and IDR 1,000,000. “They are the best bartenders,” said ABA Indonesia’s President, A.A. Ngurah Yoga Semadhi. Agung Yoga added the competition is the first event of ABA Indonesia. “Hopefully, with this event the bartending domain in Indonesia will be growing better and

united in diversity. To the winners of this competition, this even is expected to present the best result to bring the reputation of Indonesia in the international level,” he hoped. Implementation of the event, added Agung Yoga, cannot be separated from the sponsors having participated in supporting and contributing. One of the companies is the Orang Tua Group as the holder of some brands like Iceland Vodka, Empire Gin, Prost Beer, Black Jack Cola, Drum Whiskey and Mix Max where on this occasion it becomes the main sponsor. The other sponsors are Toffin, Squeeze Juice and Albens Cider. B N (BTN/015)

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2018 flair bartending category at Rosso Vivo Dine & Lounge Kuta, Saturday (Feb. 24). He managed to win with a very interesting flair. His style and look are able to fascinate visitors mostly consisting of foreign tourists. Moreover, he was also able to present a quality drink with a distinctive flavor so the jury panel

was captivated. On that account, it is natural if this first winner of the competition got a ticket and accommodation for the world championship in Phuket, Thailand. In addition to Eka, in this competition there were also names winning the second and third position respectively I Gede Aldi Suardana (Azul Beach Club) with cash prize worth IDR 1,500,000 and I Nengah Joly Artawan (STP Bali) with the cash prize of IDR 1,000,000. At the end of this two-day mixologist and flair event, Agung Yoga as the President of ABA Indonesia conveyed that through this event he hoped the winners of both mixology and flair categories can win international competition because the winners have the criteria and are ready to compete in international level. The event was held by the Asia Bartender Association (ABA) of Indonesia Chapter and posed the maiden event in a series of other events organized throughout 2018. B N (BTN/015)

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oubts of foreign tourists over volcanic activities of Mount Agung having become viral in social networking around the world are now remedied. “They are not only given explanations but also proved di-

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rectly that Bali is safe and comfortable to visit,” said Ramia Adnyana, amid the AirAsia Bali Familiarization Trip and Table Top some time ago. In the Familiarization Trip and Table Top held by the Indonesian

Hotel General Manager Association (IHGMA) in cooperation with AirAsia and Bali Megah Wisata Tours & Travel, the AirAsia managed to bring in 68 main marketing partners from Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Japan. They consisted

of 33 tour operators, 21 media and influencers and Air Asia marketing teams in each country. Ramia Adnyana added the measures of organizing the Familiarization Trip and Table Top aims to straighten and inform concretely that Bali is actually safe to visit because the distance of danger radius is only about 6 km from Mount Agung. “With this experience, those who come can tell their families and friends that Bali is safe,” he said. President Director of Bali Megah Wisata, Mr. Jeffry Budiman, said the participants of AirAsia Bali Familiarization Trip have tour to ​​Karangasem areas including Lempuyang, Tirtha Gangga, Candi Dasa and Sibetan agro village. “Lempuyang peak is the best place to see the beauty of Mount Agung in the situations of volcanic activities though,” said Jeffry Budiman who got a nod from Chigusa Ikegami, one of the media influencer from Japan who participated in the group. The activity was supported by the Chairman of the Regional Tourism Promotion Board (BPPD) of Badung, I Gusti Ngurah Rai Surya Wijaya. “Bringing in them to see and experience the condition of

Bali will increasingly convince potential tourists to stay coming to Bali,” he said. Secretary to the Head of the Badung Tourism Office, Mrs. Agung Yuyun, representing the Office Head conveyed high appreciation to the independent effort of tourism industry becoming the partner of the government in maintaining Bali tourism sustainability through the Familiarization Trip and Table Top. Chairman of the BPPD Badung, Secretary to Tourism Office Head Badra, Head of Bali Tourism Office and Executive Central Board of the ASITA conducted a talk show to interact with Familiarization Trip participants related to the latest condition of Bali and Badung after the eruption of Mount Agung. The table top invited buyers (travel agencies) posing the participants of Familiarization Trip met with the industry in Bali. The welcome dinner event for participants of the Familiarization Trip was also attended by the Head of Bali Tourism Office A.A. Yuniartha Putra, Representative of Central Executive Board of the ASITA Eddy Sunyoto, Chairman of IHGMA I Nyoman Astama, and Chairman of BVA I Gede Ricky (BTN/015) Sukarta.

Minister of Tourism Gives Briefing to Finalists of Putri Indonesia 2018 inister of Tourism, Arief Yahya, gave briefing to 39 finalists of Putri Indonesia 2018 from all provinces across Indonesia at Grand Sahid Jaya Hotel, on March 5, 2018, accompanied by Expert Staff of Multicultural Affairs, Esthy Reko Astuti and Head of Public Communication Bureau, Secretariat of the Ministry of Tourism, Guntur Sakti. In his briefing, he said that Indonesia’s flagship sector is tourism. It is difficult to defeat other countries having been in well established field. Therefore, the minister hoped Putri Indonesia to win Indonesia’s competition in the eyes of the world community. “To beat China in manufacturing is difficult, to beat Thailand in agriculture is also difficult, but we can beat them all in tourism,” said Minister Arief Yahya to all the candidates of Putri Indonesia 2018. This Minister from Banyuwangi also provided briefing for all candidates of Putri Indonesia so they are able to compete in a way that must be careful against other countries. “Know your enemy, recognize yourself and then you will win the war. This strategy can make our nation a winner,” said the minister. President Joko Widodo has determined that tourism becomes the core of business of Indonesia. “Well, in order to be able to realize it, we must go forward simul-

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Bali Art Carnival Conjures Up Waste into Artistic Goods reative and innovative atmosphere imbued the opening session of the Bali Mandara Nawanatya (BMN) III commenced with the Bali Art Carnival. Street attractions were nicely presented. Unique fashion show all the way took place from Jayasabha Building passing Jalan Surapati heading for the Denpasar Art Center. Participants of this art parade were released by Governor of Bali, Made Mangku Pastika, marked by sounding the Okokan (giant cowbell), a typical instrument of Tabanan district on Saturday (Mar. 3). Participants of the carnival received rousing welcome from visitors. They took advantage of used items such as newspapers, plastics, bottles and palm leaves into beautiful and unique carnival costumes. By using used bottles, the idea of ​​recycling is able to answer the problem of garbage to be slightly tackled. The waste is transformed into an interesting art object. Head of Bali Culture Agency, Dewa Putu Beratha, said the BMN III was followed by a number of representatives of high schools and vocational schools

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in Bali displaying carnival costumes symbolizing the gods and animals by utilizing used items such as bottles, plastic, lontar leaves, and newspapers waste and so on. Carnival featured the theme of “Tri Bhuana Kertih” or harmony of three layers of the universe. The carnival is attended by young Balinese artists, such as the Penggak Men Mersi Foundation, Bali Mandara Senior High School, Kisrama Production-Singaraja, Fortuna ManagementSingaraja, and Pancer Langit Art Community. It was also followed by honorary participant from Banyuwangi Ethno Carnival. Meanwhile, the musical accompaniment was presented by about 100 people from Brahma Diva Kencana okokan art troupe of Tabanan, Swara SMANSA Denpasar Marching Band, and “Babaiswara” baleganjur art troupe of Pancer Langit Art Community. Fashion carnival becoming the opening series of the BMN is expected to become a new tourist attraction. “In the future, it can be an international art event, like the parade of Bali Arts Festival all this time. Now, the other

participant is from Banyuwangi. Hopefully, more other regions can participate in the future as well,” said Dewa Putu Beratha. The opening night of the BMN III also took place lively. Dominated by young people, Ardha Candra Open Stage was fully occupied. They enthusiastically watched the opening of BMN and enjoyed the comedy opera entitled Dunia dalam Cerita (literally the World in Stories) posing a collaboration between young Balinese artists and Kini Berseri art studio. The drama was very funny and made the audience laugh. The story featured a number of legends and folklores from various regions in the archipelago. For instance, there was a story of Jayaprana who managed to escape from the assassination plan led by Vice Regent Saung Galing. Jayaprana then lost in the forest and encountered Lutung Kasarung who is a god bewitched into the (BTN/015) form of an ape.

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taneously. Then, we will win,” said Minister Arief Yahya. When promoting Indonesia, it must be in accordance with the development of times. “It is done by applying Go Digital and then we will be able to compete. Digital is now becoming a reality,” said the minister. Minister also gave emphasis to the prospective of Putri Indonesia to understand the current condition of young people. Today, young people who are usually known as millennial generations very much need recognition as an existence for them in the social media. “Commonly known as Esteem Economy, it is also necessary to know that it has been done by the Generation of Wonderful Indonesia (Genpi) in the world of tourism. Digital Destination made by my colleagues in Generation of Wonderful Indonesia causes the markets booming and excited and even profitable,” he said. He also asked the prospective of Putri Indonesia 2018 to recognize the 10-New Bali or commonly known as the 10 Priority Destinations. “Prospective of Putri Indonesia must remember that the more tourism preserved the more prosperous will become,” said the minister. Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Puteri Indonesia Foundation, Putri Kus Wisnu Wardani, thanked for the presence of Minister of Tourism at the briefing of Putri Indonesia. What

the minister disclosed with the active dialog of the prospective of Putri Indonesia can open the perspective about tourism. “What the Minister of Tourism said is very important,” said Putri. Putri added that later on they are expected to bridge the central

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fter participating in realizing the early education (PAUD), the non-profit institution, Denpasar-Fukuoka Brotherhood, wants that this good commencement should be upgraded to a higher level. “Well, this is just a dream first. An ideal is not impossible to be realized someday,” said the senior figure of the DenpasarFukuoka Brotherhood, I Gusti Kompyang Pujawan. This former chairman of the Indonesia Tour Guide Association (HPI) of Bali Chapter added the next level is to develop elementary school, junior high schools and even colleges. “Once again, this is just an aspiration. Hopefully, it can come true,” added this English- and Japanese-speaking tour guide. Of course, to realize this great idea will also need a big, hard and serious effort by involving many people with dedication and high integrity. So far, the brotherhood has carried out many actions such as in the field of education, culture

government program to the region. Besides, the briefing is also intended not only to find smart women, look attractive, and behave well but also have the sensitivity about the problem of economy and national industry. “For instance, they must be

and environment. Student exchange has also been made for several times by visiting each other and providing solutions to promote the relationship of both communities. “We’ve been involved in cultural events for several times like in the Dontaku Festival,” he said. More and more jobs are waiting to be completed soon not to mention the exchange of students between high school and university levels. “Besides, I must continuously advance the Mataken Gakko, a free Japanese language course institute open to the public,” he conclud(BTN/055) ed.

sensitive to tourism and creative industries. They can encourage the regional tourism after returning to the respective region of origin. To realize it, they should cooperate with their local government,” said Putri. (BTN/ministry of tourism)

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artender profession has an organization named the Bartender Association of Indonesia (HBI). The inauguration of HBI took place at the Cahaya Mutiara Foundation in Ubud on February 26, 2018. “With the inauguration of the HBI, we hope to improve the quality of bartender as a profession. Bartenders do not only struggle with drinks, but they can also do other positive things,” said Bayu Hendra, Coordinator of the HBI inauguration ceremony. The inauguration ceremony was conducted in a simple manner filled with the rice cone cutting as symbol of the formation of the Bartender Association of Indonesia (HBI). The bartenders of HBI members then presented the flair bartending attraction in turns. Their action was not only exciting, but also able to introduce that a bartender needs special skills. Furthermore, it was graced with entertainment such as music performances by the team of Cahaya

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Mutiara Foundation of Ubud. Bayu Hendra said the event was intentionally held in the foundation in order to help people with disability develop their skills and provide motivation for them. This place also provides some facilities such as gym, organic garden, art gallery and restaurant which were just opened a few weeks ago. In addition to sharing with others, continued Bayu Hendra, it was

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mid the rampant growth of modern and networking markets today, traditional market in Bali remains to survive. Many people assume that invasion of modern market will gradually eliminate the existence of traditional markets. The style of selling and buying of Balinese society will be more and more eroded. Their culture will change as well. People will be more familiar with modern market.

Is that correct? Not entirely correct, but it is not entirely wrong. Indeed, modern market invasion has given appropriate blow, but not yet deadly one. Some important things remain to make traditional markets survive. However, how long will they survive if all the stakeholders especially the government do not intervene to provide protection? When going to (traditional) market, there is something typical that we cannot find in other (modern) markets. One of them

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n Thursday 8 March 2018, the Australian Consul-General, Dr Helena Studdert hosted a High Tea to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD). Over 90 guests from local and Australian communities Bali attended. The event showcased the Australian Consulate General’s support in promoting women’s social, economic, cultural and political success, particularly in Bali and West Nusa Tenggara Dr. Studdert opened the event, noting that IWD provided an opportunity to motivate friends families, colleagues and communities to think act and be gender inclusive “All women deserve the right to live free from violence, to control their bodies, go to school, participate fully in political processes and earn equal pay for equal work, free from harassment’, she said The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is “Leave No Woman Behind” and focuses on promoting the important role that women play in humanitarian and disaster planning and re-

sponse. Guest speakers, Ms Risya Kori (National Gender Program) and Ms Elisabeth Sidabutar (Humanitarian Vocal Point) from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Indonesia shared their experiences and the challenges faced by UNFPA in assisting evacuees from Mount Agung in Bali Dr. Studdert also noted that “Gender equality and women’s empowerment is a key part of Australia’s foreign policy, economic diplomacy and aid work -we want to be a global leader”. Dr Studcert said that under the Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Strategy one of the programs was being run in Indonesia MAMPU Empowering Indonesian Women for Poverty Reduction). This $113 million commitment over 5 years (2015-2020) increases women’s access to jobs and removes workplace discrimination, improves women’s access to government programs for social protection, improves conditions for women’s overseas labor migration, strengthens women’s

is the art of bargaining. However, this is certainly not one thing that can be used as a benchmark if this transaction will continue to exist. Traditional market must make an improvement related to the arrangement, sanitation, hygiene product, management and so on. In any country, traditional markets remain to exist. Precisely this place becomes one of the tourist destinations. Similarly, traditional markets in Bali are often used as tourist destination. Not infrequently, we see dozens of tourists joining in the crowd whether in the morning or at night when it is time to ‘hunt’ for culinary

delights. This means these facts remain to indicate that local people will go to this place because not all products of traditional markets are sold in modern stores like ritual paraphernalia of Hindu devotees. Hopefully, the market governance can approach that of modern market especially about physical appearance like hygiene and product quality. For some people, going to traditional market is not merely the matter of regular shopping as well as looking for daily needs but also could become an entertainment. B N

leadership for better health and reproductive rights, and strengthens women’s leadership to address violence against women. The program works with more than 2,400 partners across 27 provinces in Indonesia, supporting over 14,000 women

The International Women’s Day event was attended by representatives from the City of Denpasar, the Regency of Karangasem, Tabanan and members of women’s business associations, as well as greater Balinese community. B N (BTN/015)

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Classical and Rare Leko Dance of Sibang Gede

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ali is identical with the arts. The prominent art is the dance. Moreover, Bali has three groups of dance consisting of the wali (sacred dance), bebali (semi-sacred dance) and balih-balihan (entertainment dance) to support the needs of customs and religion. On December 5, 2015, the UNESCO set nine types of dance from the three dance groups as an intangible cultural heritage of Indonesia. Each of the groups consists of sacred dance namely the Rejang, Sanghyang Dedari and Baris Upacara; the semi-sacred dance includes the Gambuh, Wayang Wong and Sidakarya Mask; and the entertainment dance includes Legong Keraton, Joged Bumbung and Barong Ket Kuntisraya. Joged Bumbung dance is the development of ancient Joged that was born earlier, both in terms of

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gamelan accompaniment and the repertoire. The dance belonging to this category includes Leko, Joged Pingitan, Joged Gudegan and Gandrung functioned as entertainment dance. Leko dance itself is a rare dance in Bali as only owned by some regions. It can be found at Sibang Gede (Badung), Tunjuk and Baturiti (Tabanan) and Pendem (Jembrana) where each has a peculiarity with the accompaniment of bamboo music (rindik). Leko dance from Sibang Gede has characteristic of legong style, both in terms of the gamelan accompaniment and treasures of dance movement. Series of the dance forming the Leko of Sibang Gede has four independent dances before looking for pangibing (invited dancer) namely condong, kupu-kupu tarum, goak manjus and onte where each of them has uniqueness in the dance move-

ment. “Condong dance is a single dance with abstract dance movements and legong style, while the kupu-kupu tarum tells about a pair of butterflies sucking flowers, goak manjus tells about a pair of bathing crows and onte tells about a young couple making love, where a dancer wears hat. After all the shows, it is resumed with ibing-ibingan dance namely dancing with invited partners from the audience. This dance has existed since the 1930s and around the 1950s has been famous in the area of ​​northern Badung, “said A.A. Ayu Kusuma Arini, an instructor of Leko Dance. Nevertheless, this retired lecturer at the ISI Denpasar said the development of Leko dance has ups and downs. This happens due to be the less known dance in other areas of Badung. However, the supporting residents of Parekan hamlet, Sibang Gede, always faithfully preserve the rare dance as a unique inheritance because it serves as entertainment for the people who need it. Additionally, she explained that the existence of Leko Dance since 1985 has only served as a revitalization namely reviving it into the original existence by entirely preserving the form, and the gamelan accompaniment still belongs to individual. In the preservation, until now there have been frequent regenerations of the dancers. This happens because some of them stop dancing after they have got married and worked. However, in December 1999

Leko of Sibang Gede was inaugurated with the name of Cempaka Sari Leko troupe on behalf of the hamlet with a new rindik gamelan instrument denoting the assistance of Badung government. In the performance before the Listibya Bali, this art troupe presented its genuine dance by original dancers and several new generations of gamelan players. On that occasion, the troupe received Pramana Patram Budaya, a certificate of stageworthy because the dance and accompaniment are still preserved.

Besides, under the guidance of Kusuma Arini, in the third week of December 2017, Leko of Sibang Gede received a certificate from the Minister of Education and Culture specifying that Leko cultural work of Bali Province is entitled to get a predicate as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Indonesia. “This classical dance with its own uniqueness should get continuous coaching from related institutions as the pride of Badung district in the future,” she concluded. B N (BTN/kmb)

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and modern cuisines. “It is meant to improve the quality of Human Resources (HR), in addition to cultural preservation, especially in the field of cuisine,” said Chairman of ICA Bali, Hendra Mahena, in the ICA gathering at Devinsky Hotel Seminyak, Monday (Feb. 26). Hendra Mahena then detailed the ICA program to be organized on March 4 and 11 namely cooking class for local merchants in the area of the Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), and then cooking to campus at Dyana Pura and Monarch Bali (on March 5 and 12), cooking class in BPC Karangasem, the inauguration of BPC Buleleng, the establishment of ICA Committee for BPC Klungkung (March 10) and Battle Food Heritage in Nusa Dua (March 30–31).

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ndonesian Chef Association (ICA) of Bali Chapter will hold a social event in March 2018. It is in the form of cooking class and knowledge of traditional

Such activities, continued Hendra, are intended to improve the quality, maintain relationship among the members ICA for Bali Chapter and contribute to the people of Bali. At the same time, it also promotes Bali through cuisines. Bali is very rich in culinary treasures that need to be introduced. “This gathering activity is regularly held to foster a sense of togetherness among the ICA members,” he added. In the gathering, Chairman of the ICA Bali handed over a certificate. Then, it was resumed with the signature of MOU by LSP Par Bali with ICA Bali and MOU with Kaniva International. On that occasion, the gathering was also marked with the cutting of birthday rice cone of ICA members. Ultimately, the gathering was also submission of appreciation to ICA partners that have supported the national working meeting. B N (BTN/015) C12-328


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Bali Post Welcomes IFRA-WAN Delegates in Bali Perhaps some of you have been unable to remember how many times have visited Bali. However, maybe for one or more of you this is the first visit to this Island of the Gods, the beautiful nickname of Bali Island.

here are a number of nicknames given by tourists to this small island. The Island of Thousand Temples because the majority of the inhabitants of the Bali Island are Hindus, Morning of The World and the Island of Heaven are to name a few. Once again, welcome to Bali! I here representing the CEO of the Bali Post, Satria Naradha, would

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like to inform quick update about the Bali Post local newspaper. This paper has been published since August 18, 1948. It has been long enough or approximately 70 years. As the oldest newspaper in Bali, Bali Post with the tagline Pengamal and Pengemban Pancasila or literally means ‘the employer and practitioner of Pancasila—five basic principles of the RI--continues to work together and educate the community with other components of society and build Bali towards a more prosperous society, smarter and better prepared to face all the changes and global dynamics. As a newspaper growing in a strong community inspired by Hinduism, Balinese culture and tourism development used as the spearhead by the government to achieve better welfare, the existence of Bali Post and the press generally plays a very important role. Aside from having the function as a medium of control, the press also gives motivation, education as well as run the business to support itself for survival. Now, I would like to briefly explain about the history on the establishment of Bali Post: This newspaper first appeared on August 18, 1948 with the name Suara Indonesia (Voice of Indonesia) pioneered by Mr. Ketut Nadha and several colleagues.

As a press of struggle at that time, surely this newspaper experienced how difficult and bitter the time during that period was. Then in 1966, Suara Indonesia was renamed to Suluh Indonesia (Lantern of Indonesia) of Bali edition because at that time the government appealed that all publications

should be affiliated to one of the political parties. Then from June 1966 to May 1971, it was renamed again into Suluh Marhaen of Bali edition. Later in 1972, since the press was released from the necessity of affiliation with one of the political parties, it was renamed into

Solo Exhibition of I Putu Bonuz Sudiana at Santrian Gallery

Suara Indonesia (Voice of Indonesia). However, the Ministry of Information did not agree because in Malang, East Java, there had been already a newspaper having the same name. Ultimately, it was then renamed into Bali Post until now. B N (BTN/kmb)

An eccentric artist, I Putu Bonuz Sudiana, is holding a solo exhibition at Griya Santrian Gallery Sanur. In this exhibition, this Nusa Penida-born man presents 16 works of art consisting of 11 works on canvas and 5 works on paper using acrylic paint. The exhibition was opened by the owner of the Griya Santrian Hotel, Ida Bagus Sidharta Putra, on Friday (Mar. 2) and will last until April 28, 2018. he artworks of various sizes are the latest works made in early 2018. All works are born and inspired by his kampong, namely Nusa Penida, which has now much changed. “The idea of ​​this exhibition was inspired by my back and forth mobility from Nusa Penida to Batubulan. I think the current development of Nusa Penida is always accompanied with destruction,” said Bonuz in media meeting at Santrian Gallery on Thursday (Mar. 1). Quite strong and hot atmosphere

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of Nusa Penida affects his work that tends to feature dark color with a slightly expressive nuance. Land conversion, cleared big trees and dredged field due to tourism development have significantly inspired his works. “As an artist, I cannot move why tourism makes a building that exploits nature and knock down old trees,” he asked in amazement. The overlay of moors having existed and cultivated for generations are dismantled. Actually, they look very artistic and unique that possibly can only

be found in Nusa Penida. The stone is sticking without glue. “Such apprehension is expressed through these works. I do not criticize, but only convey anxiety, just like an inner turmoil. Therefore, I use dark and magical colors because there is energy in it,” he said. In the work entitled ‘Coral Land,’ for example, he describes the moor in which actually retains natural stones. When the moor is dredged, there is found a sea coral whereas it has been cultivated by local residents for years, even since their

IFRA-WAN n this occasion, I will not talk about numbers, about how many copies of Bali Post are printed in details or how we get the advertisement, but more than that how this newspaper continuously puts itself as part of Balinese society that participates in maintaining, preserving Hinduism, culture, unique customs, environmental issues and others. As the press of struggle, we always attempt how Bali with all the uniqueness can be defended. It should be maintained from the currents of globalization continuously eroding on behalf of tourism development. We actively disseminate voices, opinions, arguments and theories from various parties to find solutions how to save Bali from the escalation of very massive tourism development. Currently, it can be

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ancestors. It means the coral island has a spirit of energy. Similarly, it can also be encountered in the work entitled Giri Putri which is now becoming a temple widely favored by spiritual lovers. Formerly, it was only a cave, but then develops into a sanctum. Putu Bonuz has another unique side especially in the crosspainting. He is not only skilled in the arts, but also in cross-arts. He used to read and make poetry, hang out with musicians and even used to collaborate with music

performances. Sometimes, he makes collaboration between reading, painting and reading poetry. On that account, the opening of the exhibition entitled ‘A Land to Remember’ is also filled with art performance art and film screening inspired by the life story of Putu Bonuz from his childhood to his current profession as an artist. The film screening and exhibition seem to be well mixed because the exhibition could be an ending. B N (BTN/015)

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in the form of photo exhibition in Ksiraarnawa Building (ground floor), Denpasar Art Center.

More than 200 photos neatly and beautifully framed could attract visitors. Moreover, the photos convey the message of friendship, diplomacy and progress of China, so that become more meaningful. The photo exhibition entitled China in New Era presented the documentation of Chinese culture and some activities of Chinese government during a political visit to a number of countries around the world. There is a visit of Chinese and Balinese figures as well as the photos of Chinese citizens playing classical music. The photo exhibition shows the progress and development of China to Bali. Besides, it introduces Chinese culture and development as well as diplomatic relations with Indonesia. Rapid progress and growth in accordance with the theme of

China in New Era introduces to wider community as evidence that China in the new era with other countries in the world can live side by side to resolve problems together. The exhibition in Lunar New Year atmosphere attended

by Acting Consul General of PRC in Denpasar, Chein Wei and Chairman of Indonesian Chinese Citizen Social Community (PSMTI) Hendra Ariska Wasita took place for four days (Feb. 21(BTN/015) 24). B N

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Nyepi, a Winding Path to Find God

BBAF Presents Artistic Creativity, Kecak 5,555 Breaks MURI Record

enjoyment). Amati geni, explained Sumadi, in addition to not lighting physical fire (of mundane world) it should be accompanied with self-control by not burning the self with lust. For example, devotees were not allowed to spit in the properties of the ego. Amati karya meant that devotees were not allowed to work. The core meaning of the ban here was not doing anything against the dharma teaching that could make ourselves go far from peaceful life. “For example, when having had a work that must be done but continuing to widen the company without thinking of the other, we will be led to become the slave of work,” exemplified Sumadi. Meanwhile, amati lelungan had meaning not to travel as well as not let the mind roam around anywhere, let alone think negative. Amati lelanguan meant not to entertain the self physically and BTN/bud

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erawa Beach Art Festival (BBAF) ran lively and meaningfully. The activities of culture, and traditions were all displayed in a creative presentation by involving all levels of Tibu Beneng village community. Though it is the first event, the BBAF with the theme Pasisi Lango, Gate of Transition was always crowded by local people and tourists. The festival taking place for two days (Feb. 22-25) was really empowering local people as an effort to raise the reputation of the village with the Berawa coastal area. The Tibu Beneng village community consisting of 13 hamlets is quite vivacious in accordance with their respective professions. The event encouraged the coastal areas and collaborated on various art activities starting from the exhibition of visual arts and sculptures, innovative puppet per-

formance, painting workshop, live sketch, mask and recycle art drawing myriad visitors. The unique attractions got special attention from visitors was cultural parades and musical collaborations. Similarly, it was also graced with traditional food workshops to (seafood) lawar preparation involving the participants consisting of junior to senior chefs. Especially for the culinary

event, this festival presented the session of Food & Beverage Corner trying to offer the ‘Taste Sensation’ combining Balinese traditional drink with local Balinese fruit such as java plum, sentul, kaliasem, cermai, bekul, kepundung and others. There are also herbs including vanilla, cinnamon, eucalyptus, candlenut, ginger, lemongrass, and others. These local ingredients are formulated into fusion of flavored

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drinks, a combination of traditional drink and international style formulated into ‘Cocktail’. Balinese snacks such as laklak, satuh, bendu, uli and pisang rai did not only become interesting spectacle, but also drew the interest of visitors to taste. Seafood Festival presented a variety of seafood delicacies with Balinese spice sensation. Participants including 13 hamlets presented their respective serving booth. Kecak a cappella dance featured 5,555 dancers became a creative and interesting performance. Elements of togetherness, compactness accompanied by music, vocal and bodily sounds generated a beautiful and aesthetic performance. The dancers coming from customary village youth club, high school and vocational school students in Badung district really became a spectacular art performance. The number of the 5,555 kecak dancers contains the meaning 4

of the number 5 of the hands of the dancers symbolizing the unity. So, it is natural if the Kecak 5,555 broke the MURI record. “From the beginning to the end of the BBAF implementation ran well and smoothly. We feel proud and happy,” said headman of Tibu Beneng, Made Kama Jaya, accompanied by Deputy Chairman of the BBAF, Made Dwijantara. According to him, this event will have an impact on tourism that ultimately can improve the livelihood of the community. “In the future, this kind of festival will continue to be organized and every festival held must break the MURI record,” he affirmed. The festival was closed by the Head of the Badung Tourism Office, Nyoman Badra, accompanied by Chairman of the Indonesia Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) of Badung Chapter, Rai Surya Wijaya. The BBAF itself has brought in pleasure and happiness to all visitors. (BTN/015)

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Jegog an Enchanting and Typical Gamelan of Jembrana

n hearing the word Jegog, we certainly get the imagination about Jembrana, a county of Bali located some 100 km southwest of Denpasar. Jegog is gamelan (musical instrument) made from bamboo born and flourished in Jembrana. This gamelan instrument has a distinctive shape as well as loud and melodious sound. The word Jegog is taken from the greatest instrument of Gong Kebyar. This traditional gamelan was created by I Wayan Geliguh who nicknamed Grandpa Geliduh in 1912. He was an artist from Sebual hamlet, Dangin Tukad Aya, Negara subdistrict. The gamelan set was made from petung bamboo, a large species of bamboo. Jegog is usually played when organizing a unique tradition called Makepung or buffalo race. Besides, it also serves to accompany typical local dance of Jembrana known as Jegog Dance. This dance displays a simple movement much adopted from martial arts. Later, the Jegog also plays gamelan composition of Gong Kebyar usually used to accompany a dance.

ambut Siwi is located 18 km to the east of the town of Negara and 78 km west of the city of Denpasar. It can be achieved by all types of vehicles and has ample parking space. Here, there is a sad kahyangan temple and closely related to the arrival of a priest from Majapahit performing a pilgrimage to Bali and dropped in at this place to disseminate the teachings of Hinduism. As a respect of local residents to the priest named Dang Hyang Nirartha, his hair was asked Rambut Siwi Temple to be adored and kept in the temple so that the name of the temple was then Rambut Siwi Temple. From this temple, we can also enjoy the sea view and the sunset view with a wide expanse of rice fields and distant mountain views that can add the charm to the visitors.

Jembrana Government Office: Surapati Street No. 1 Jembrana Telp. (0365) 41210 Fax: (0365) 41010 Email: jembranatourism@yahoo.com, Website : jembranakab.go.id

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elebration of Nyepi or Day of Silence in the Çaka New Year 1940 falling on March 17, 2018 really becomes very special to Hindus in Bali. It is not the excitement on the ogoh-ogoh (papier mâché demon) parade at the Pengerupukan night, but on the spiritual self-climbing to peace effort. Right on the Nyepi, the nature having turned silent is

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very good for reflection. Director of the Graduate Studies of the Institute of Hindu Dharma (IHDN) Denpasar, Dr. I Ketut Sumadi, said that during Nyepi the Hindus performed abstinences. There are four abstinences to be adhered to when celebrating the Nyepi namely amati geni (turning no lamp and lighting no fire), amati karya (no working), amati lelungan (no traveling) and amati lelanguan (no entertainment or

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his water recreation offers a natural spring swimming pool. Located at Sanih village, Kubutambahan subdistrict, it is approximately 17 km east of Singaraja town. Sanih is famous for its water springs appearing endlessly in the southeastern corner of the pool. The springs are the underground watershed coming from Lake Batur, Kintamani. This tourist attraction has two pools, one for adults and another for children. A few meters to the north occurs the beach that is relatively safe for swimming and other water sport activities or just lazing on the black sandy beach. Around the object have been available several small inns, restaurants and parking areas.

Bali Handara Golf & Country Club

ali Handara Golf & Country Club is located at an altitude of 1,000 meters above sea level, and about 66 kilometers away from the Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali. It is surrounded by tropical forests and embellished by the beautiful view of Lake Buyan. With an average air temperature

of 16-20 degrees Celsius, the Bali Handara Golf & Country Club becomes the most comfortable golf tourist destination in Bali. This property is also equipped with rooms having private terrace and overlooks the golf holes, equipped with a heater and a mini bar. Luxury bungalows were built with Balinese style where all the rooms are equipped with private bathroom, heating facility, satellite TV and mini bar. Meanwhile, its public golf course with 18 holes is beautifully designed by Peter Thomson, Michael Wolferidge & Associates. It is also equipped with a driving range. Besides, it also provides the facilities like 2 tennis courts, fitness & health, golf equipment stores, massage, traditional Japanese style bath and spa. To pamper your appetite and entertainment, the local restaurant offers international cuisines and an authentic Japanese cuisine, a Karaoke Bar and Lobby Bar. Additionally, a meeting place is also available that can accommodate 70 to 100 people.

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psychically. All desires should not be pampered but should be controlled wisely. Sumadi said that Nyepi celebration was begun by the gathering of all the venerated deities on Bale Agung pavilion or Desa Temple on the day before melasti procession. They gathered together and united to jointly set out for melasti or do purificatory rite to the center of water such as beaches, lakes and springs. Coastal communities would do melasti to the beach, mountain community to lake or spring. “It is the way how Hindu society personifies their God,” he added. Melasti procession is usually done two or three days before Nyepi. It is also meant to make self-purification because God also resides in human. “Essentially, it is intended to take Tirta Amerta or holy water of immortality and after returning to Bale Agung pavilion is resumed with the implementation of tawur agung ceremony usually focused at the intersection of the street or the place commonly used by local community,” he said. Before carrying out the tawur agung, the venerated deities took a rest at Bale Agung pavilion for longer time. It was meant to allow their devotees to put the offerings. It was used to strengthen the ties of

kinship and brotherhood as well as to establish religious communication. “During this short break, a religious communication process to achieve the peace of mind and cognitive equanimity occurs,” he added. On the day before Nyepi, the Hindu community held Tawur Agung ritual as an attempt to build harmony of human life. It was expected to create natural balance through the ceremony ending in a more harmonious, prosperous and affluent life. Tawur Agung was usually held at midday. In the afternoon, the procession of ogohogoh parade had the significance to restore the natural forces in accordance with the respective position. Ogoh-ogoh symbolized the forces of nature. Negative strength was taken to positive side so that it would be no longer negative. Then, it was resumed with the mabuu-buu procession at home. The holy water obtained was sprinkled at home by using mesui (symbol of Brahma), garlic (Shiva) and calamus (Vishnu). Mesui, garlic and calamus were chewed and then sprayed to the entire courtyard. The day after Nyepi, devotees celebrated Ngembak Geni, which meant the result of reflection during Nyepi would bring in new ideas to live the life in accordance with dharma. (BTN/015)


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Suluban Beach, a Place to Surf and Enjoy a Sunset View ali tourism statistics must distinguish the characteristics of tourists from the United States (US) in contrast to those from Central and South America. It is like the statistic distinguishing the European tourists divided into the groups of countries such as tourists coming from England, France, Italy and others. “The United States is a potential market for Bali,” said Ni Made Eka Mahadewi, not long ago. Eka Mahadewi who joined in the Sales Mission team of the Badung Tourism Office and BPPD Badung said that from the statistical data of the US tourism in 2016, the trip made by the US population is divided into several areas. The most frequently visited areas are Europe (13.6 million), the Caribbean (7.3 million), Asia (5.3 million), Central America (2.9 million), Middle East (2.1 million), South America (2 million), Oceania (700,000) and Africa (300,000). Of the number of tourists from the United States in 2016 visiting Asia reached 5,382,958 people. Meanwhile, statistical data of Bali show that American tourists (including US, Central America and South America) making a visit to Bali reached 170,457 people. “If it is assumed that tourists visiting Bali are only US tourists, then they only amount to 3.2 percent of the US tourists visiting Bali,” she said. This member of Policy Determinant, team member of BPPD Badung explained that US residents who travel abroad are dominated by vacation to visit tourist destination (53 percent), visiting friend and relatives (27 percent), busi-

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F ness purposes (10 percent) and convention destination (3 percent). A total of 72 percent of the US residents travel through 10 airports namely the New York (JFK), Miami (MIA), Atlanta (ATL), Los Angeles (LAX), Newark (EWR), Chicago (ORD), San Francisco (SFO) , Washington (IAD), Houston (IAH) and Boston (BOS). And the four largest cities of the US tourist resources are New York, Los Angeles, Seattle and Houston. Sources of overseas travel information for US residents are obtained from the airline (flight) as much as 52 percent, online information (internet) as much as 32 percent and as much as 17 percent obtained from travel agencies. The decision to travel abroad of the US citizens is done through airlines as much as 39 percent, internet booking service (31 percent) and travel agencies (18 percent). From a variety of information regarding these characteristics, continued Eka

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and blue seawater. Every now and then they float for a moment, then emerge again, standing on their surfboards, moving in a snake like undulations following the flow of the waves as they move toward the coast. When the water recedes, they swim out ot sea again and obeserve the movement of the water. As the waves roll in they glide towards the shore. This is the daily spectacle that can be seen on Suluban Beach in Pecatu Village. With its large challenging waves and white sandy beach, this is a true paradise playgournd for surfers. Suluban Beach is located a few kilometers north of Uluwatu, next to Bingin Beach and Labuhan Sait and visitors must pass through

a rock cave before reaching the broad white sandy beach. Some tourism facilities such as restaurants, bars, surf equipment rental shops and surfboard repair shops are available here. The beach here is rather narrow, in contrast to Tanjung Benoa or Kuta, but it has nonetheless become a favored destination with foreign surfers for the large waves that break here. Fresh blue sea also makes this beach great for relaxing and enjoying the view. There is plenty of sun for those who enjoy sunbathing, but there is also a shaded area behind the rocks. In addition to being a great place for surfing and relaxing, Suluban Beach is also a great spot for enjoying a great view of the sunset.

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Mahadewi, the US residents traveling abroad are much influenced by tourist information provided by the airlines with the largest city of Los Angeles and New York. “The decision to promote tourism in the two big cities is the basis for doing overseas promotion by cooperating with international-class airlines capable of connecting the US and Bali,” she said. This Deputy Chairman I of the STP Bali added that many US residents traveling abroad do activities related to sightseeing, shopping, small town/countryside, a pleasant dining experience, visiting historical object, cultural tourism, monuments, museums, guided tour, nightclub, theme park, musical concert, watersport, camping, ecotourism, sport events, casinos, golf / tennis, fishing tours and snow tours. Meanwhile, the US tourism is dominated by domestic tourists with total expenditure of 79.4 percent, while foreign tourist expenditure is only 20.6 percent. Of this amount, 70.5 percent is spent on leisure activities and 29.5 percent on business. Indeed, the US tourism is dominated by a turnaround among its citizens as domestic tourists. This can be a note to Indonesia’s tourism that domestic tourists can also be an important part in the growth of national tourism economy. “The journey of US residents to Bali as tourists prefer to do the activities of marine sports (diving, snorkeling, surfing) and see natural attractions (sightseeing),” she explained. Reflecting from the US tourism, explained Eka Mahadewi, Bali destination needs to pay attention that the US tourism that is dominated by the turnover of the population (domestic tourists are higher than foreign tourists). Sightseeing is a major factor for tourists from the US, so the destination in Badung and Bali must always bring new creative ideas in the development of the destinations (creating attractive multi products and meet the market de(BTN/015) mand).

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laga is a village located in Bali, exactly in the region of North Badung. The village is rich in natural resources and the potential of tourism is also promising. Many things can be explored there. Besides several tourist attractions such as Puncak Mangu

and Tukad Bangkung Bridge which called the highest in all of Asia, in this area there is also an area that can be used for tracking which of course will be very interesting for tourists who love adventure and outdoor sports activities. The tracking path to be followed is through the plantation where

there are many different kinds of plants and crops that we can meet. In detail, the tracking activity begins at Banjar Kiadan pavilion to do breakfast or lunch depending on the time set to start the tracking itself. Then proceed to the inn as a place to stay for the tourists. Not far from the inn, there is a building that is used to store coffee beans. If we go farther we will find the plantation that stretched wide

variety of plants contained in them. When we are entering the plantation, we will be greeted by some herbal plants arranged neatly, then passed to the area of chayote which grows fertile. Farther then we will arrive in an area with a majority of bamboo plants that are embedded. Then spin a little bit we will find garden full of oranges and papayas. From that place, we will have two options, continue the

tracking or back to the inn. If we want to continue then there are many more interesting things that we can find. With such a vast plantation areas, beautiful scenery, beautiful surroundings and all natural resources within it then this is a good and very interesting tracking area which can be served as another option of tourism in North Badung region.

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New Menus at Height Bar & Restaurant, Wanna Try? aya Tarik Wisata (DTW) The tourist attraction of Tanah Lot is famous for its spectacular view and for the cultural practices that take place here that are unique in the world. The of Tanah Lot is dominated by the the beautiful stepped rice felds, coconut trees and surrounding rain forest. The farming culture of Bali and the natural set-

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ting of the temple are closely tied in with Balinese Hinduism. Everywhere you go on Bali, you will see Hindu temples and the lifestyle of the Balinese people are strongly tied in with their religion. This is why Bali is known as the Island of the Gods, The Island of a Thousand Temples and Paradise Island. “The area Tanah Lot is also a sacred area with many temples.

These sacred places emit a positive aura that makes everyone who visits feel clam and peaceful” said Operations Manager of Tanah Lot, I Ketut Toya Adnyana. Tanah Lot is one of Bali’s most important ‘sea temples’ and is built a top a massive rock just off the coast. This temple was built by one of the last priests to come to Bali from Java in the 16th century

and of many the rituals that are performed here pay homage to the guardian of the sea. The Poisonous snakes that reside at the base of the temples rock island are believed to guard the temple from evil spirits and intruders. Tanah Lot has a lively history and is still revered as a sacred area. The beach often flls up with brightly clad Balinese Hindus honoring

auspicious days with various different ceremonies. This is also a great place to watch the sunrise, especially from Enjung Galuh and Sunset Terrace, though sunset is also a good time to visit as the evening sun casts the temple in silhouette. Some people also enjoy surfing here. Tanah Lot is very tourist-friendly with a number of high quality facilities in the area. (BTN/015)

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ur Head Chef Mr. Wijang Wibi Herdoko & his team have added some new menus it’s become our fa-

vorites. Our new menu is traditional Indian food. We created and select items for our new menu to give our restaurant continuity in food choices.

“We have chosen Indian menus because of the many Indian tourists who visited in Bali late 2017. We tried to mixes it and doing a food

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tasting, hopefully from this experiences we can provide Indian Food to support their existence in Bali” he said. Although currently we only provide Indian food at breakfast, but it’s possible to order for your lunch or dinner also. In addition, the plan to make some variants that will stand alone as an Indian food station that will not only serve heavy food, but also for finger food in our lobby entrance, Chef Wijang said.

Some of the new Favorites among Our Costumers are; Naan bread, Paratta, Daal, Chicken tandori, Tika massala, Fish curry, Fish Tandori & Alugobbi massala for Vegetarians menu. If you are interesting and want to try some of our Indian menu, please come to Height Bar & Restaurant at J4 Hotels Legian in 5th floor. You can feel the sensation of eating on rooftop with pool and city view. (BTN/r)

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Wow....How Delicious the Jaja Renes Is alinese people whose most profession as farmers have a unique culture, including in the matter of culinary. They utilize their agricultural products to be processed into some simple cakes. One of them is the Jaja Renes, a cake whose ingredients consists of rice flour and sweet potatoes. In the past around the 1980s, this cake was categorized into an elite cake as it was made through

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eople all over the world consider Tanah Lot Bali a true paradise. Aside from leisure and relaxation, Tanah Lot also offers many beautiful and romantic locations for those falling in love to experience unique wedding. Tanah Lot is the chosen venue for sweethearts from all over the world to be legally married. It is possible for most nationalities of the world to be legally married on the beautiful place of Tanah Lot. Tanah Lot, located at Beraban village Tabanan County, becomes one of the places usually used for pre-wedding photo session. Some angles at Tanah Lot being famous for beautiful sunset are very appropriate for prewedding photo session if couples want to take the theme Nature and Art & Culture. For the theme of nature, some angles at Tanah Lot area are suitable for this activity such as on the rock at Batubolong area, exactly at Enjung Galuh. Tanah Lot Temple area when sea water goes up and Sunset Terrace. Most of the pre-wedding photo sessions take place in the morning when the sun rises and in the evening when the sun sets. This place will generate romantic moment with ocean and sunset background. While, if couples want a different atmosphere, they can make pre-wedding photo session with Kecak Dance background. Kecak Dance as one of the performing arts often is presented at some tourist attractions in Bali to entertain travelers and boost the enthusiasm of visitor to visit the tourist object. Kecak Dance is an unusual Balinese dance for a couple of reasons. Firstly, there is no musical accompaniment (a cappella) and no gamelan instruments are used. Rhythm is provided by a chanting ‘monkey’ chorus. The polyrhythmic sound of the chanting provides the name, ‘Ke-chak.’ They also act as various monkey armies in the story, and become an undulating snake in one of the pivotal scenes. (BTN/015)

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a lengthy process, especially in combination with other expensive ingredients such as sugar and flour. Understandably local farmers at that time used to eat the boiled or steam sweet potato and it already tasted pretty good. Although the production was sluggish due to the changing times or the onslaught of modern cake products, lately this jaja renes remains popular among Balinese

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society. Moreover, this cake does not only serve as a snack while drinking morning coffee, but also a snack for youth while joking around in the afternoon. This is one of the reasons why the merchant of this cake grow. At Tunjuk village, Tabanan, for instance, this cake is sold by I Wayan Sinar Widnyana and his wife Luh Sari. Their stall is always crowded by buyers. They sell the cake in the center of local village in combination with fried banana. This couple sells at noon until late afternoon. Due to having many customers, they do not peddle their cakes until night. Jaja Renes is made from ingredients like sweet potato (main ingredient), flour, sugar, salt, lime and water. Preparation processes is ranging from peeling the skin of sweet potato. Then, cut into smaller pieces so that it will cook more quickly and cleanse before boiling. Once cooked, take out and drain. After that, mix with sugar and pound it so that it feels smooth. Then, shape it into a triangle. On the other hand, the flour is mixed with water and then added to some salt (to taste) and a little lime. Stir until blending thoroughly. After that, prepare frying pan and pour cooking oil onto it. After the oil heats, start the frying processes. Put the sweet potato into the flour to coat and fry. Once cooked, cool it down for a while. Now, it is ready to be served. (BTN/015)

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Aston Denpasar Hotel & Convention Center

Well-Appointed rooms, With Special Hot Deal ston Denpasar Hotel & Convention Center, familiarly Aston Denpasar is conveniently located in the heart of Denpasar, advantaged by being nestled in the side of highway that connects two famous tourist destinations, Kuta and Ubud, this hotel is perfect for business travelers and convenient for those who visit Bali for leisure. Combining exceptional service and attention to details, Aston Denpasar Hotel & Convention Center offers well-appointed 258 guestrooms which furnished with arrange of international standard amenities, featuring 12 meeting rooms and 1 grand ballroom which accommodate 20 to 2,000 guests. This establishment is ideal to host meetings, workshops, exhibitions, and social events. Attributed by 3 large swimming pools and 2 kids pools, restaurant, 24hour room service, fitness center, and spa, Aston Denpasar Hotel & Convention Center is the premium

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uta Beach is the best place to learn to surf in Bali. So, it is reasonable for novice surfers to choose this white sandy beach as a place to do it. In addition to the challenging waves, this beach is always captivating. The never-fading charm makes Kuta village visited by travelers from various countries. All the facilities have existed, so that tourists can do it anytime. Most importantly, people have intention and are mentally ready to conquer the waves. Novice surfers can rent surfboard along the coast. Accompanied by instructors, within only 2 hours, novice surfers can try to take action. At first, they get theory, techniques of surfing and then put it into practice at sea. “A beginner should start with basic exercises performed on the beach by learning the techniques,” said a surfng instructor. With familiarity, the beginners

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host when you are in Bali. The uniqueness staying here is Hot Deal Breakfast on Weekend, at the hotel usually will automatically get breakfast and use the pool for free. However, by Hot Deal Breakfast on Weekend is both facilities can now be enjoyed here, for those who do not stay at the hotel. Through this package, guests can use the 3 pools on weekends and satisfy their taste-budge through buffet breakfast provided by Jempiring Restaurant with various menu choices. Various menus choices such as; a variety of salads, cereals, milk, juices, bread station, waffles and pancake station, egg station, porridge with various kinds of condiments, authentic station, coffee and tea, and also available the variant of main course such as traditional, Western, Asian, and local. This package is quite affordable for a four-star hotel located on Jl. Gatot Subroto Barat no. 283 Denpasar, it cost IDR 60,000 nett/ person, while for children it will cost IDR 45,000 nett/ child, 6-10 years old. “Due to the high demand from our loyal guests who did not stay but regularly used the pool on the weekend, then we launched this package. So we suggest that anyone who interested to have this package, kindly book it at least one day in advance, to make sure to get a seat in our restaurant. “Said Ady Suardy Assistant Restaurant Manager, Aston Denpasar. B N C-333

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learn the techniques such as standing on the surfboard. They, they are taught how to repeat when crashing in the sea, and so forth. After that, they are taken to

there has been more than two surfing instructors. “Not all participants want to be surfer. Some of them just want to know and get a unique experience while holidaying in Bali,” said a drink merchant from Padang, Sumatra. Aside from learning to surf,

the other activities are also available. They are starting from volleyball, football and other games commonly held by local hotel employees. “Kuta Beach becomes the center for activities because it provides various kinds of game,” said the merchant. B N (BTN/015)

practice and recognize the waves and achieve a balance so that they can stand upright when shocked by waves. Furthermore, the surfers are learning how to maneuver away from the waves. When it is only seen and thought, indeed it looks complicated, but it is really not. Although this sport is relatively extreme, it is quite simple and easy to do. The key is relaxing and do not panic when faced waves, so that they can control the mind in the middle of the sea. “On this Kuta Beach, every visitor can learn to surf anytime because the waves are quite stable,” said the instructor. Travelers from Europe and Australia like best this surfng sport. But lately it is also demanded by Asian travelers, so that surfing instructors are always made busy. However, travelers in group or individual wishing to learn to surf will not wait too long because

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Before he came to Jembrana, Perancak or Tanjung Ketapang was already in command by I Gusti Ngurah Rangsasa. When Nirartha arrived at Perancak through the estuary of Perancak directly overlooking the southern sea, the ruler of Perancak, Gusti Ngurah Rangsasa examined the capability of Danghyang Nirartha. As a new comer, he was asked to comply with the local rules. One of which, he had to worship him manifested through four large stone shrines that existed at the area. At that time, Ngurah Rangsasa asked to struggle while showing off supernatural power and it was met by Danghyang Nirartha. However, before accomplishing the worship, the stone shrines in use shattered. Ultimately, Ngurah Rangsasa recognized the supernatural power of Nirartha and the

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Perancak Dang Khayangan Temple erancak Temple is situated on the southern tip of Jembrana subdistrict, precisely at Perancak village. This temple is one of the Dang Khayangan temples (used to venerated Hindu sage) in Bali. It is closely related to some other similar temples in Jembrana such as the Rambutsiwi, Jati, Prapat Agung and Majapahit Temple. On the pilgrimage of Danghyang Nirartha or Pedanda Sakti Wawu Rauh from Java to Bali, he should show off his supernatural power against the king ruling the Tanjung Ketapang, Perancak with the title I Gusti Ngurah Rangsasa. According to Jro Mangku Nyoman Sadra, 72, the temple with anniversary falling every Buda Manis (Wednesday) Medangsia was inseparable from the pilgrimage of Danghyang Nirartha to Bali.

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imperious character of the Perancak ruler vanished. Later on, Ngurah Rangsasa moved to the north under the hill. Due to his presence there, local people then named the area Sawe Rangsasa. According to local legend, the word sawe originating from the word sawa or soul refers to Gusti Ngurah Rangsasa, the former ruler of Perancak. So far, within the area of Perancak Temple stands a memorial chamber shrine used to venerate the descendants of Ngurah Rangsasa. Additionally, at the temple entrance of Perancak is set a pair of crocodile statue on the stairs. According to Jro Mangku Sadra who has been in service for 40 years, the statue described the situation of Perancak estuary at that time where the swamp area was still filled with dozens of crocodiles. B N (BTN/kmb)

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