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Balinese Dance to Be a World Cultural Heritage accompaniment dances such as Pen-det, Jauk, Ja-nger, Cak and new creation dances inspired by traditional dances. Creation dances are including the

Sidakarya Mask.

Oleg Tamuli-lingan, Panji Semi-rang, Margapati, Manuk Rawa and so forth. Purna also added that we should be proud because angklung, wayang (puppet), kris dagger and batik had already been recognized as a world cultural heritage, the native property belonging to

Indonesia. “We do hope that Saman Dance from Aceh proposed to UNESCO will also gain recognition as a world cultural heritage and then followed by Balinese traditional dances that will be proposed in this year ,” he expected.B N (BTN/kmb)


In 2011, some Balinese traditional dances will be proposed to UNESCO in order to get recognition as a world cultural heritage – immaterial cultural heritage owned by the people of Bali (Indonesia).

At the beginning of this year 2011, the proposal preparation of Balinese traditional dance to gain recognition as a world cultural heritage through the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Indonesia to UNESCO is expected to have been initiated. In July, the proposal was already in the UNESCO,” said the Head of Agency for Historical Preser-

vation and Traditional Values (BPSNT) of Bali, NTB and NTT, Made Purna, Saturday (Jan 1). He said there were about 12 types of traditional Balinese dances that would be proposed to the UNESCO as world immaterial cultural heritage classified into several types of dance, namely sacred (wali) dance such as Ceremonial

Baris, Rejang, and Sanghyang Dance; Bebali Dance such as Sidakarya M a s k , G a m b u h Dance-drama and Human Puppet. Meanwhile, those belong to balihbalihan or entertainment included the Legong Kraton, Barong and Rangda dance, Joged Bumbung and other



Sport & Recreation

Your guide to this island

Your guide to this island

Bike to Nature! WOW..! How refreshing it is when looking at spacious extent and verdant rice fields and inhaling a fresh air in the countryside. Besides, it is very pleasant. Exploring a sneaky path by riding a bicycle on a country road and even among the rice fields of the villagers really kindles a very impressive experience.


ar from the urban hustles and bustles, today many tourists are fond of riding bicycle in some rural areas across Bali offering unparalleled panoramic views and native lives of rural communities to be natural. “The tendency of tourist today prefer to look for different atmosphere namely back to nature. Primarily, it occurs to the tourists who have repeatedly come to Bali, so they can feel the atmosphere familiarly. Therefore, back-to-nature tourism program is more favored,” said Chairman of the Indonesia Tour Guides Association (HPI) of Bali Chapter, I Made Sukadana, in Denpasar recently. Furthermore, Sukadana said that tourists now preferred to browse rural roads, rice fields, plantations, as well as the fields with local appealing plants. Some had a promenade and others rode a bicycle so they could feel closer to the more original nuance of Balinese nature and culture. They were also happy to climb a mountain, go down the mountain, raft and take other tourism activities. “These kind of package tours are usually preferred by

European tourists such those as from the Netherlands, France and Germany,” he said. Comparable opinion was also delivered by I.B. Nama Rupa, Operations Manager of the A True Balinese Experience (ATBE), a foundation intensely engaging in tourism activities. According to him, the main attraction for tourists today is the rice field having a tropical ambience, beautiful natural life, clean and cool air as well as the


COOL AIR— Foreign tourists are enjoying rural atmosphere by riding bicycle.

traditional activities of local farmers working on their land. B N


THERE are several bicycle paths or back-to-nature activities that currently could be enjoyed by tourists and offered by tour operators. 1. Carangsari Village, Badung. This location usually offers tourist activities like cycling, jungle trekking, village and elephant trekking. 2. Jatiluwih Village, Tabanan relying on the magnificence of terraced rice fields. 3. Antosari Village (Tabanan) heading for Seririt (Buleleng). 4. Bedugul (Tabanan) heading for Mayungan (Buleleng). 5. Rendang Village (Karangasem) heading for Selat Duda. From here, visitors can resume the journey to see the native life of Sidemen Village community. 6. Ubud, Tegalalang and Payangan (Gianyar) 7. Tampaksiring and then exploring the Susut Village (Bangli)


Which one to choose? Obviously, all paths offer the natural beauty of rural backdrop that will never be forgotten (BTN/015) during your holiday in Bali. B N

Recreational Park with Swimming Pool and Restaurant Taman Segara Madu comes with the concept of recreational park combining aquatic tourism with the rural nature and scenic rice fields stretching over 5,000 m2 land supported by a variety of culinary flavors that will provide convenience for visitors.

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This convenience is realized by the combination of an Olympic standard swimming pool with the length of 50 meters, width of 25 meters and a depth of 1.95 meters with eight tracks. Besides, it is also equipped with three recreational swimming pools and children’s oval and circular swimming pool with a sliding, ornamental waterfalls

and bridges. Circular swimming pool for children serves as a playground and training with a depth of 0.4 meter, while the swimming pool itself is equipped with recreational facilities such as tribune, locker, change room, rest room, life guard and pool bar offering a wide selection of delicious food and drinks ready to meet the customer satisfaction.The main restaurant has a standard quality with Western, Chinese, seafood, Indonesian, and Thai menus with a total of 350 seating capacity. This restaurant is very suitable for supporting various events such as wedding party, birthday party. Two dinning rooms available are air-conditioned Cempaka Restaurant and Jempiring Lobby Restaurant offering open atmosphere and rice field view.

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The Pool Bar offers a variety of fast food and soft drink served at Melati restaurants in the form of Joglo pavilion, while the Anggrek Restaurant is equipped with the Internet connection via Wi-Fi with speed at 512 kbps for free. In addition, the meeting room is also available with full air conditioning in open and soothing atmosphere, namely Kamboja room with a capacity of 30 persons and Cempaka room with a capacity of 100 persons.Meanwhile, Another facility is mini market selling any needs of visitors including swim suit, glasses, lifebuoy and also soap, shampoo, tooth paste, skin care lotion, towels and various snacks.

BTN/bud (BTN) published by the Bali Post, Bali’s oldest Newspaper (since 1948), is a Newspaper focusing on Bali’s tourism and culture. BTN is published in co-operation with the:

Indonesian Assoc. of Hotels and Restaurants (PHRI-Bali)

Indonesian Assoc. of Travel Agents (ASITA-Bali)

Indonesian Assoc. of Tour Guides (HPI-Bali)

Bali Bureau of Tourism

Central Java Bureau of Tourism

Badung Regency

Bangli Regency

Denpasar City

Gianyar Regency

Klungkung Regency

Tabanan Regency

Karangasem Regency

RICE FIELD — Foreign tourists are observing the tempting panorama of rice field in one of the villages in Bangli through ecotourism program.

Taman Segara Madu is strategically located on Denpasar—Tanah Lot route and approximately 0.5 km from the Batu Bolong Beach, Canggu. It is a very appropriate choice for tour guides, travel agents, and guests to enjoy lunch, or dinner, especially for those taking the Tanah Lot sightseeing tours. For convenience of visitors, it is supported by two spacious parking lots, namely in front of the entrance and across the premises with a capacity of 100 units of motorcycles and 50 cars. Safety of visitors’ vehicle is assured as managed and served by friendly and polite employees asa major commitment to customer satisfaction. C12 - 157

Bali Travel News Vol.XIII No.3  
Bali Travel News Vol.XIII No.3  

Bali Travel News Vol.XIII No.3