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Uluwatu Temple

The Southern Gem

Tanah Lot Then and Now

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The Love and Lush in

Kintamani The Beauty of

northern Badung

Bajra Sandi Memorial A Symbol of Devotion


director’s note Destinations Management Dear Readers,

Welcome

to our first edition of Tourism Magazine – an alternative travel and tourism publication, aimed at satisfying the needs of travelers searching for something more than sun, sea, sunburn and breathtaking scenery. We provide a complete information not only the tourist attraction you may want to visit across the archipelago, but also the insight story of our government policies on its effort of grabbing more attention from the world’s travelers, as our major concern today. We surely believe that no matter how magnificent, how great, and how potential a tourist attraction is, if it’s not wellmaintained and supported with an adequate infrastructure, it will soon lose it charm and be left forgotten. A good management is the substantial key to create a sustainable tourism development, especially in tourism based culture. We also believe that there are five pillars needed to be put in place; government as the public authority, private practice, scholars, community and the press – all of them working hand-in-hand to form a strong foundation to build a sustainable tourism. In our first issue, we take you deep into the heart of the island – Denpasar, the capital city – looking into what the city can offer to lure you, as well as Badung, Tabanan, Kintamani, and Bangli. Covering the story behind the government’s desk – how they’ve been improving so far on maintaining tourism spots on the island. And we move across the map to Yogyakarta – city that renowned for the majestic palace and discover the beauty of West Nusa Tenggara! Enjoy! DR. I. Ketut Putra Suarthana, MM General Manager


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On The lens Walking on the Seabed, Do you dare?

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Editor’s Note The world-leading socioeconomic researcher David J. de Villier, in the 20th century projected that tourism will soon become a major force of the world’ leading economy.

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Kuta Today Story from A Sailor’s Dairy

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The Love and Lush in Kintamani

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Mice Bali Hosts International Conference

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The Conversation

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Lolec I am a Cartoonist

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Al Purwa He who offers the best, is he who get the highest paid

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Bali is losing out

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I.B. Ngurah Wijaya A Single Management for Bali


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Denpasar Exploring the City of Triple P

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Memorial A Symbol of Devotion

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Sangeh The Macaque Sanctuary

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Badung The Beauty of Northern Badung

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Tanah Lot Then and Now

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Uluwatu Temple The Southern Gem

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Second Destination

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A piece of hope in Sekotong

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Yogyakarta Exploring Kasongan Tourist Village, Yogyakarta

Sport and Recreation

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Grand Puri Water Park It is not Just a Common Water Recreation Facilities

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Abian Biu A Delight Of Peranakan Culture

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Bian Yue A Delight of Peranakan Cuisine


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Walking on the Seabed, Do you dare? Quench for unique water activity? Something more than just surfing or diving? Sea Walker shows you how to have fun underwater. Walking on the seabed, touching corals and feeding exotic colorful fishes without taking off your glasses and ruining your make-up, Sea Walker is the place to go. Discover the beauty of underwater world with Sea Walker. See your travel agency to book a place!

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zine Maga

Publisher PT. Suara Triatma General Manager DR. I Ketut Putra Suarthana putra@tourismmagazine.net Editor-In-Chief Agustinus Apollo poll@tourismmagazine.net Editorial Staff Agustinus Apollo Gregorius Rusmanda gregorius@tourismmagazine.net Ari Mustikawati Contributing Denpasar-Badung Kids Hen Sam Ana Contributing NTB Udin Contributing Yogyakarta Dominikus Lewuk Anang Graphic Design FX antigrafis fx.graphicdesign@gmail.com Editorial Address Gatot Subroto Barat 459 Denpasar - BALI - Indonesia Phone +62 361 430 748 / 430 753 Fax. +62 361 430 754 Contributing Photographer Ari Mustikawati Email tourismmagbali@yahoo.co.id tourismmagbali@gmail.com Printing PT. Temprina Media Grafika Tourism Magazine and all its contents are protected by International Trademark and Copyright laws. No part of this publication may be

The Bittersweet…

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world-leading socio-economic researcher David J. de Villier, in the 20th century projected that tourism will soon become a major force of the world’ leading economy. He quotes that agriculture was the driving force in the 19th century, while industrial manufacture took control in the 20th, then in the 21st century; it’s all about tourism – that’s what lead the economy. In 2001, what was David J. de Villier predicted happened to be true. Tourism businesses have earned USD 630 billion worth of investment, which was 9% of the world total investment. Today, more than 23% investments have been planted in this promising land and there is no sign of going down. Realizing such big potential on tourism sector, countries such as Hawaii, Nauru, Samoa, Fiji, Maldives, Tonga, Galapagos, Barbados, Macao, and the Caribbean give a 100% support to their potential tourist attractions to create a destination that every world-travelers would love to visit again and again. They’ve been successfully promoted their beautiful nature and culture that no one else could find somewhere else. Finally, they’re getting advantage from all the potential - a tremendous amount of income revenue for the country. On the other side, Indonesia that is famous for the rich culture, breathtaking verdant beauty, the majestic mountain range, flowing river and the beautiful blue sea, is still working hard to keep up the pace. Tourism Magazine aims to be a distinguished tourism and travel magazine that brings something different, more than just covering popular destinations you’ve probably heard of. We also feature what’s the government program to make Indonesia one of the most-sought after tropical destinations in the world. We also give you an insight on the negative side of what people used to say, the “leisure fever,” where a place has been exploited so much without considering the consequences for the sake of getting more tourists to come, enjoy and stay. The carrying capacity of the island is in trouble. Higher number of tourists requires having better facilities, including the airport, bigger highway to avoid traffic, and a good public transportation. Dualism always exists; good and bad, high and low, where something is not done correctly, the bad side always appeared to be dominant. That’s the bittersweet of Indonesia’s effort reaching to the top, and we cover all on a special report just for you. We certainly hope and positively think that Bali will soon back to its golden era and not be left forgotten and become “the destination of yesterday.” Until next edition, have a wonderful summer in Bali! Get the sun, the sea and the sunburn you’ve been looking for. Editor

reproduced without prior written consent of the publishers. Opinions expressed in this magazine are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the publishers. The publishers and printers accept no responsibility thereof.

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Looking back years ago, travelers came to Bali for its magnificent beach, famous sunset, and the unbeatable scenery. Is it still now? Few years behind, when the terrorist attacked, Kuta was struggled to pick up the pieces and reform.

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Kuta

was just an idyllic coastal village. Today, it’s all shiny, shimmer, glamor, and sparkle. Tourism has altered Kuta into a different feature without a further consideration. Kuta is now suffering, out of control – cramped and filled with hotels, resorts and other tourists’ facilities. Looking back decades ago, travelers came to Bali for its magnificent beach, famous sunset, and the unbeatable scenery. Is it still now? Few years behind, when the terrorist attacked, Kuta was struggled to pick up every pieces and reform. But it seems it has reformed to a complete different direction? Who start it all up? Where is the spirit to reform Kuta to its golden age? Historical testimonies mentioned that Kuta has been continuously changing from time to time since the first foreigner set foot in February 1597. Aernoudt Lintgens was a sailor from the Dutch land who had favorably fascinated of Kuta. He spent an entire week to capture the splendid landscape into words in his diary. Together with a Portuguese friend, Emanuel Roodenburch, they recorded their greatest discovery in Kuta – the exotic beauty of nature, and the native – friendly people with a good heart. The diary had enticed many western adventurers and scholars to visit this small

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coastal village which they regarded as the last paradise on earth. From the diary of Lintgens as well, Bali found it place in the heart of western world. The image of the last paradise is a big selling quote in the leisure business. A British woman, Helen Eva Yates in 1914 made her first tourist campaign on Koninklijk Pketvaart Maatschapij (KPM) – a Dutch cruise line to set sail in Bali. Helen was mesmerized by the island which she cited as the enchanted isle in her book. She loses her heart not only to the island but also to the people and its spirit. She states that the people of the island are greatly artistic, down to earth and genuinely kind. Something that she found had lost in Europe. José Miguel Covarrubias, a Mexican painter and caricaturist, ethnologist and art historian, was the next western adventurer who agreed on what Helen said. In Bali, he found a remarkable, harmonious relationship between men and nature. In his book “The Island of Bali” in 1937, he vividly describes that the Balinese farmers are the truly artists – working on their farm like stabbing a chisel on a piece of wood, making a statue in a harmonious rhythmic, “very artistic,” he said. Miguel Covarrubias’s and Helen’s books had attracted artists, writers, and scholars to visit Bali, to enjoy

what missing in Europe and to discover the last paradise on earth. The flowing wave of tourist began; it was only a hundred of travelers visited Bali through a cruise ship via Buleleng Port. The bean is spilled, the word of mouth campaign have brought more visitors to this enchanted isle. The first Koninklijk Pketvaart Maatschapij (KPM) tourism agency was finally established in Singaraja, in 1925 and the tourism business was starting to bloom. Manx, a Scotland woman came to Kuta in 1932, was one of the first European who decided to stay in Bali for good. Her love to Bali has made her changed her name to K’tut Tantri. She was the pioneered who built the first hotel in Kuta named Suara Samudra. Soon afterward, Kuta has transformed into a busy port. Travelers from around the globe arrived. Locals saw a huge opportunity and followed what Tantri has started – building new places for visitors to stay. A modest resident has renovated into a hostel, homestay or a simple inn. Hotelier business grew bigger with limited facilities available. Farmers and fishermen found a new job. They built tourism related amenities – souvenir shops, restaurants and canteens. The local government started to build an infrastructure to support the growing demand. In the 70’s, Kuta has dramatically


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changed. The tourist destination expanded to Legian and Seminyak. And local communities in Kuta were no longer the only players in the leisure business. Legian socialite, Nyoman Ruda Ady exposed that the most noteworthy moment was when the government renovated Ngurah Rai national airport into an international airfield. “Farmers and fishermen who lived in Kuta weren’t excited with the renovation. It was worth nothing for them. It wouldn’t do any good for them,” he explains. Contrary to farmer and fishermen’s believe, the businessmen saw the renovation as a huge breakthrough to earn more profit. In 1968 to 1970, there were massive buyers coming to Kuta and bought the land along the coast. “The price was only UDR 35.000/100 m2. In 1970, a motorcycle was worth IDR 110.000 or equal to 300 m2 of land on the beach side area,” he says. Ironically, once the land owned by the investors, the selling price was uncontrollably high. Thirty five years ago, 3 acres of land worth to buy one motorcycle, now 1 acre of land worth

dozens of luxury cars. Once the tourism sector grows in Kuta, dozens and even hundreds of job vacancy are available, persuaded job seekers to change their luck. Numbers of tourists are increasing, the tourism establishments are ongoing, and the inventible consequence is finally stroke the heart of this small enchanted island. The sign of ecological, economy, social and culture destructions are showing. More than 1.100 acres land has been invaded by 350 five-star hotels and resorts, 72 homestays, hundreds of souvenir shops, small boutiques, kiosks, night clubs, bars and surf shops – creating problems in Kuta, Legian and Seminyak. Free space to showcase local culture is narrowed. The sound of gamelan is loomed in the world of “live music” performance at the restaurants, bars and clubs. The traditional attraction that makes Bali a charmed island was slowly cast away. It’s all about glamor and modern. That is what Bali sell nowadays. The carrying capacity is sharply decreased while the encroachments

of mangroves and swamps continue. The former governor of Bali, the late Ida Bagus Mantra in the 70’s had warned that the fast pace of Kuta needs to be controlled and it requires a continuous evaluation. In his statement, he stated that the tourism business in Bali should be maintained within the rich and beautiful Balinese culture. He was truly a visionary indeed. He was signed a regulation no. 3 year 1974, stating that the development should be highlighted on the culture and within the culture. He launched Bali Art Festival (Pesta Kesenian Bali) for the first time in 1978. Mantra reminded local communities to preserve what is left in Kuta. He suggested that accommodation establishment must be constructed in Balinese architectural frame – conveying the concept of Tri Angga; the three parts of a human body: the head, trunk, and legs; and Tri Manggala, the division of a compound into 3 sections: the inner, middle, and outer sections. Is that what Kuta really convey nowadays? You decide. (gre/poll)

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Numbers of tourists are increasing, the tourism establishments are ongoing, and the inventible consequence is finally stroke the heart of this small enchanted island.

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The Magical Sunset in Kuta There is something magical happened in Kuta. Your journey is Bali won’t be complete before steeping your feet on the white sandy beach of Kuta, sitting by the beach listen to the rumbling waves and witnessing the magical moment when the sun goes down – give you a stunning view you’ll hard to forget.

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“…rumbling wave of Kuta Beach Fresh, gentle breeze at the hill of Kintamani Litte girls peddling rings Could never cast you away my sweet dear If only you were with me Together, crossing the blue lake…” (Nyanyian Rindu – Ebiet G. Ade)

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Kintamani

is more than just a tourist destination, it’s an inspiration. Ebiet G. Ade – an Indonesian pop singer who’s popular with his mellow lyric was once inspired by the splendor view of Kintamani. He wrote a song “Nyanyian Rindu” – literally mean “The Song of Nostalgic” launched in the 80’s to show his truly admiration of the place. When the song was popularized in the 1980’s, Kintamani was just on the rise as one of the hottest destinations in Bali. “In 70’s, numbers of tourists visited Kuta, Tanah Lot and Kintamani. It’s the

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three main destinations on the island,” Anak Agung Mandra – a senior guide tour revealed. Many travelers quoted that once you visited Bali, you’ll always remember of Kuta and Kintamani. Agung Mandra identified that Kintamani has made a great contribution to the tourism business in Bali. The world travelers, especially Europeans and Americans have visited this cold-weather place many times. They enjoy the magic spell of beautiful scenery – the majestic Mount Batur, the blue lake and the winding landscape that melt every heart that sees it. Located 2,5 hours drive from the airport and Denpasar, the


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The world travelers, especially Europeans and Americans have visited this cold-weather place many times. They enjoy the magic spell of beautiful scenery – the majestic Mount Batur, the blue lake Batur and the winding landscape that melt every heart that sees it.

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capital of Bali – the visitors will enter Penelokan at Kedisan Village, Kintamani. Penelokan literally means “sneak-peak” is indeed the best place to spot the stunning panorama of Kintamani. From Penelokan, you will view Mt. Batur sits majestically – a volcano active mountain ranges in Bali with the larger and the most beautiful caldera in the world, estimated 13,8 x 10 kilometers. The caldera bund height is between 1.267 m to 2.152 m. The caldera bund height is estimated between 1.267m to 2. 152m. The caldera was formed by two massive explosions, in 29.300 and 20.150 years ago. As far as the eyes could see, the black small rocks and the magma path way that has long been frozen fill the frame. At a certain time, during the dry and rainy season, the cloud forms a silky labyrinth alike covering the mountain peak – giving you a stunning angle of Mt. Batur while the blue lake Batur flows underneath – extend 16km2 wide and 22km length. Zhang Bing – a tourist from Singapore, who recently visited Kintamani with his parents, praised the magical beauty of Mt. Batur. The lecturer from Nanyang Technology University confirmed that among many places he has visited, Kintamani is truly fabulous. Zhang’s father, Taiyun, is a professor at Shanxi University. He was fascinated with a tale of the China and Bali that explained a special relationship between the two countries since the King of Jayapangus marrying a Chinese woman named Kang Ci Wi centuries ago. Apart from its stunning panorama, Kintamani offers a unique tradition at Trunyan Village. Unlike the Balinese people, native Trunyan do not cremate of bury their dead, but lay them out in a bamboo cage to decompose, although strangely there is no stench. Another unusual view, the rock and sand thrown up by the eruption years ago make possible for onions and chillies to grow on the rock instead of on a farm land. “Onions produced from this region is nutrious, good for men health, to increase stamina,” Iwayan Edy Gobang Sucipto, the

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Head of Culture and Tourism of Bangli District whispered. This agriculture commodity is offered in a souvenir package for tourists. Wayang Gobang claimed Kintamani has many things to offer, including the historical sites. It was formerly known as the heaven of research for an anthropologist from around the world, including Georg Eberhard Rumpf, W.O.J. Nieuwenkamp – a naturalist who visited Bali in 1906. Nieuwenkamp made his journey to Bali and recorded his found of an ancient nekara Pejeng (a large drum made from bronze in the Dong Son era), Truyan, and Pura Bukit Penulisan (an ancient temple). Bali pre-historic research was also conducted by Dr. H.A.R van Heekeren – a researcher

At a certain time, during the dry and rainy season, the cloud forms a silky labyrinth alike covering the mountain peak – giving you a stunning angle of Mt. Batur while the blue lake Batur flows underneath – extend 16km2 wide and 22km length. hailing from the Netherland. He published his research in Bali in his thesis “Sarcopagus on Bali” in 1954 that was contributed to Kintamani’s popularity. Kintamani earned its glorious era in 1970s, where it was the travelers’ favorite destination in Bali. Unluckily, Kintamani is falling down, abondaned by the travel agents and tourists due to bad management structure. Now, the Regent of Bangli Made Gainyar together with his collegues and stakeholders is determined to restore what lost, the glorious era of Kintamani. (gre/pol)


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Nieuwenkamp made his journey to Bali and recorded his found of an ancient nekara Pejeng (a large drum made from bronze in the Dong Son era), Truyan, and Pura Bukit Penulisan (an ancient temple).

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mice

Bali Hosts International Conference

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is ready to host and make a successful event for International Christian Businessmen Conference in Bali International Convention Center starting from July 24 to 27 this year,” says local committee chairman, Dr. I. Ketut Putra Susrthana, MM. It’s an honor for Indonesia to host such international conference held for the first time in Asia. The conference is dated coincided with the 60th anniversary of the Full Gospel Business Mean Fellowship International (FGBMFI) attended by 136 participants. The world spiritual speakers are invited to lead the prayers and send blessing to renew the faith. The opening ceremony held in Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK), mass praying conducts for a peaceful world and frees the world from poverty. According to Dr. Putra, Bali was selected to host the conference because of the history of Demos Shakarian, the founder of Asian Leader – the son of Richard Shakarian, the International President. He found inspiration and revelation when he was visited Grand Bali Beach in 1952. The conference goal is to connect people with the opportunity in the God’s grace to reach out and help others find a better life and work together to build better community. “FGBMFI is not designed to build the church. It is to help man to get a better life,” he explains. Dr. Putra continues, “A company must be formed by the rules of the Holy Book, believe in their Bible then successful is yours, in the business as well as the man in the family.” The local committee has organized transportations, accommodations and other supporting facilities for the conference. All participants will be resided at Grand Hyatt Hotel, Puri Saron and Abian Biu. “More than 2.000 members both from Indonesia and overseas joining the conference,” he adds. “Everything is well-organized, including tour activities in Bali after the conference.” poll

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The world spiritual speakers are invited to lead the prayers and send blessing to renew the faith. The opening ceremony held in Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK), mass praying conducts for a peaceful world and frees the world from poverty.


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FGBMFI at a Glace

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FGBMFI is a non-sectarian association that traces its origin from the United States of America (USA) in the year 1951. From its humble beginnings, one small chapter in Los Angeles, California in 1951, attended by only 18 members, where Oral Roberts prayed: “Jesus lets the fellowship grow only in your grace. Lead them to You across the nations, across the globe.” The fellowship grew quickly into a worldwide, more than what Oral Roberts hoped for in his “The Dream of Thousand” pray. In the mid of 1960, FGBMFI has more than 300 chapters and 100.000 of members. In 1972, it grew to 300.000 members. And in 1988, FGBMFI expanded to 87 countries in total 3.000 of chapters. Now, it grows to 5.000 chapters with more than a million of members scattering in 160 countries. Within 10 years (from 1951 to 1961), FGBMFI has become one of the largest Christian business organizations in the world based in Los Angeles, United States and has sent new chapters around the globe, including Johannesburg in South Africa, Toronto, Kolkata, Mexico, London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Germany, Cuba and many more. Quoting from The Voice publication in October 1993 edition, Fidel Castro once said to Demos Shakarian, “I like what your men are doing!” Dated back to the history, the successful expansion of FGBMFI in Europe started in 1956, when the airlift team traveled to Wales, Ireland, Scotland, Sweden, Italy,

Netherland, France and Spain. The first introduction of FGBMFI in Indonesia was dated in the first decade. In 1966, Dr. Laksamana and Tanuwarta pioneered a service in Bandung, West Jawa. In 1968, although residing in the United States, James Ford was signed as the Indonesia field representative. The following year, airlift team from the U.S organized conferences in Bandung, Jakarta and several others across the country. At the early year, FGBMFI Indonesia activities centered in the Public Administration Institution building (Press Club) on Veteran Road, Pasar Baru in Central Jakarta. It then moved to Immanuel Foundation building on Pengangsaan Timur 17, Cikini, Jakarta. In 1981, Surabaya Chapter was formed – lead to other chapters to form in the eastern part of Indonesia. While in 1982, the Pekanbaru and Medan Chapter appeared and lead to the new chapters in the west side of Indonesia. The FGBMFI growing services in Indonesia was overwhelming. The International President Richard Shakarian and John Carette (the executive president) then attended the IX FGBMFI National Convention in 1992. In 2005, FGBMFI Indonesia made a history by hosting an “Asian-African Convention,” entitled “New Creation to Bless the Nations,” which attended by Richard Shakarian and many other participants from Asian and African countries. poll

From its humble beginnings, one small chapter in Los Angeles, California in 1951, attended by only 18 members, where Oral Roberts prayed: “Jesus lets the fellowship grow only in your grace. Lead them to You across the nations, across the globe.”

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Pulau Menjangan

Puri Saron Lovina

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Gilimanuk

KAB. BULELENG

KAB. JEMBRANA

KAB. T

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ovina KAB. BANGLI Kintamani

Ulun Danu Bedugul

Amed KAB. KARANGASEM

KAB. GIANYAR

TABANAN

Puri Saron Gianyar

Goa GajahKAB. KLUNGKUNG Ubud

Candi Dasa Padang Bai

KAB. BADUNG Sukawati

Puri Saron Denpasar

anah Lot

Uluwatu

Tampaksiring

Seminyak

Sanur KODYA DENPASAR

Kuta Jimbaran

Puri Saron Seminyak Benoa Nusa Dua

Nusa Lembongan Nusa Ceningan Nusa Penida


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Sightseeing at Peninsula Island You’ve probably bored visiting Kuta, Legian or Sanur. Nusa Dua Beach can be your alternative site to visit during the weekend. Tourists both local and international love spending time at Nusa Dua Beach and sightseeing at Peninsula Island - a small island perfect for jogging and picnic.

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Lolec I am a Cartoonist!

Ida

Bagus Surakesuma or popularly known as Lolec, is a businessman specialized in MICE, cruise and transportation business. He is the regional country manager of Pacific World Bali and the chairman of Indonesian congress and convention association (INCCA) in Bali. He’s also an artist – painter and cartoonist for Bali Travel News, a bi-weekly tourism newspaper and was the Poland Honorary Consul in Bali. Although, he is widely known as a businessman, Lolec prefers people call him as “Lolec the Cartoonist.” “Cartoon is my trade mark,” Lolec explains. From the cartoon he drew for local newspaper, Lolec becomes a famous figure in Bali and lead him to a successful career path. “My happiest moment in life is when people appreciate my work of art,” he says. One of his favorite cartoons he ever drew is a cartoon of housing in Monang Maning. “I drew a cartoon story of a small hut salt factory. People appreciated my work. I received so many responds from Singaraja, Gianyar, and Tabanan. People greet me on the street and ask if I was that the man who draws cartoon for the Bali Post?” Lolec recalls. poll

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AL Purwa He who offers the best, is he who get the highest paid

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Al Purwa this motto is his business rule, “Whatever job I’m dealing with, whatever business I’m trying to operate, I always give my best effort.” In 1989, Al Purwa was the Chapter President of Rotary Club Bali for Kuta region. The following year, he was the appointed Netherland Honorary Consul for Bali and Lombok. “I tried so hard to create some balance on those responsibilities I carried,” he recalls few years back on his career path. Al Purwa career’s considerably evolving through times, despite the economic crisis hit few times in 1998, 2002 and 2008. “I believe whoever offers the best service is the one who earn the highest paid. I built my business with that motto and thank God my business is still on the run through the economic crisis,” he adds. For Al, life is about balance. “Life isn’t about being on the top and looking for respect from others. It’s about what you can do for others who in need. That’s how I want people to remember me. All the good things I’ve done for others when I’m gone.” Rotary International has given Al an opportunity to create a balance in life. He involved in many social activities to help others in need. “I took so many roles at Rotary Club. In 2010 to 2011, I was the appointed Rotary Governor for Indonesia and worked together with 90 president clubs across the country in several social activities. I love my job,” he says. Next, his proven track in tourism business has sent

him to Association of the Indonesia Tour and Travel (ASITA) and earned a position as the Chairman for Bali region. “I’m managing ASITA together with other members collectively. I don’t want to have one man authority in this organization. There are lots of things need to be done and I shared my responsibilities with my co-chairman and head officers. It works well this way,” he ends the conversation. poll

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Gusti Kade

Sutawa Bali is losing out

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decline of Bali’s natural environment has become the highest concern for I Gusti Kade Sutawa (Gusde) – the Chairman of Bali Tourism Community Alliance. The situation is contrary opposed with the economic development in the last three decades. “Environmental issues and large-scale pollution is appeared. People come to Bali for its natural beauty and its gorgeous scenery. Is now losing out!” says Gusde. Theoretically, renewable and non-renewable resources are located in four territories; terrestrial, marine, estuarine, and fresh water. Based on a recent report, both resources in Bali are no longer ideal. Gusde emphasized that there should be a radical movement and consistency in preserving Bali’s natural environment to its ideal state. Bali is a small island – spreading only 5.632,86 kilometers square or 0.2% of the total Indonesia’s land area. Bali is one of the islands in Indonesia that lack of natural

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resources to maintain its geographical location. “Threat to Bali’s natural environment is becoming apparent due to the lack of attention from the authorities,” he adds. Deforestation in Bali is increasing, reducing 50% from its ideal condition. In other cases, mangrove degradation and coastal abrasion are expanding. The water resources in Bali are affected by both severe water quantity shortage and pollution. There are more than 200 to 500 rivers across the island are dried up. It flows only during the rainy season while the Bali’s soil loses its fertility down to 22%. Ideally, the concept of Tri Hita Karana should be put in place. Balinese culture emphasizes on balance – a harmonious relationship between the deities, mankind and nature. “Our ancestors were created this harmonious concept for a good reason. They lived their life wisely – implemented Tri Hita Karana,” he states. “The concept is now consistently off the table,” he adds. Gusde thinks the authorities completely forgot the concept – a greatest concept that has been passed down from generation to generation. “All the artifacts of Balinese culture including temples, traditional villages, banjar and subak should be organized in harmony with nature to support a sustainable life in Bali,” adds Gusde who also the appointed Chairman of Kuta Executive Club – an association of all general manager in Kuta, Legian, and Seminyak. Gre


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I.B. Ngurah

Wijaya A Single Management for Bali

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several years ago, Bali Tourism Board (BTB) was expected to be the “think tank” tourism sector in Bali. BTB’s mission is to deliver me­ ssage and ideas to the authorities, regarding tourism management and promotion campaign in Bali. BTB which is now altered to Gabungan Industri Pariwisata Indonesia (GIPI) or Indonesian Tourism Industry Association, hold a weekly meeting called “Selasa Pariwisata” (or Tuesday tourism discussion). Ida Bagus Ngurah Wijaya (Gus Ngurah) explained that the meeting is aimed to share ideas within the stockholders in tourism business – addressed for BTB/GIBI Bali members or

other practitioners including local government, scholars, NGOs, religious leaders/clergies, the press, and scholars. “We are hoping that we could learn something from the discussion, to do what it needs to be done and find solution for every problem,” Gus Ngurah says. The goal of GIBI is to make their weekly discussion a reliable reference for local authorities and government both in the legislative and executive. Therefore, they are able to develop Bali in a better way. “That’s our mission,” he confirms. It’s a simple goal, considering all parties recognize that Bali requires a better management. All the negative realities have occurred. It’s an inevitable fact. Supporting capacity of Bali is declining – soil, electricity and water resources. On the other hand, the tourism establishment is working in a fast pace in all regions across the island. He sadly said that each region in Bali has their different agenda, different plan to develop their tourism aspects. The local authorities only plan for a short-term goals instead of a long-term achievement. Bali should be managed in a single management. “Local authorities need to form a single management on the island. Working together to achieve a long-term goals for everyone’s sake not just for one region,” he suggests. gre

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is religious ritual aim to cleanse and purify the human body and soul to preventing from havoc, bad luck and sickness. Malukat derived from the word “lukat,” taken from the Balinese-Kawi means “to cleanse or purified,” or in Indonesian dictionary means “letting go.” Malukat ritual performs on the tenth month of Balinese Hindu calendar at the holy places including Pura Tirta Empul and Pura Gunung Kawi in Tampak Siring, Pura Selukat and Pura Dalem Pingit in Gianyar, Pura Campuhan and Mertha Sari Beach in Sanur, and the priest place. Pura Tirta Empul is the main destination for Hindu Balinese seeking to purify their souls. Entering Tirta Empul, there is a large open pavilion in the main courtyard, used for relaxing in the shade, while on the other side a holy pool filled by 12 fountains filled by Balinese performing the ritual. Before purifying the soul, Balinese must sending an offering to the temple. Overlooking the temple up on the hill, President Palace built by the former President Soekarno sits beautifully with its modern and unique architecture. Tirta Empul is an ancient site and was first discovered in 1924 based on Bali Archaeological Department’s annual report. Stating on the report, based on an ancient inscription of King Candrabhayasingha Warmadewa, Tirta Empul was built in Dynasty Warmadewa around 884 to 962 AD Isaka.

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is the center of the government official bureaus. Nowadays, the local government is promoting Denpasar as the city that offers the triple P trip; Pura (temple), Puri (traditional Balinese houses), and Pasar (traditional market). City tour program is introduced to travelers to explore the temple sites, the traditional Balinese houses and shopping souvenir and merchandise at traditional markets spreading in Denpasar. To promote this city tour program, travel agents need to be actively involved to create a day to day itinerary and make it interesting for tourists both local and international. The government is ready to facilitate the infrastructure while the travel agents need to be innovative on creating a fun day trip to Denpasar. One of the most sought-after destinations in the city is Monumen Perjuangan Rakyat Bali, literally means the memorial monument of Balinese warfare named Bajra Sandhi. It’s located few meters away from Bajra Sandhi is Pura Jagatnatha. Musuem Bali and Pura Sakenan are also on the list. Traditional markets are still frequently visited to find local souvenirs such as Pasar Badung and Kumbasari. The revitalize program on traditional markets will eventually encourage the local vendors to maintain sanitation and hygiene level. Then soon, traditional markets will attract more tourists to visit. Another interesting place that worth a visit is Puri - a traditional Balinese house in Denpasar. Unfortunately, Puri is less popular compare to others. Drs. Putu Budiasa, the chairman of tourism bureau in Denpasar explained that travel agents need

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to take part on promoting Puri. “It really depends on them,” he adds. On the other hand, tour guides responded that promoting Puri in the city tour program it really depends on the respond from the tourists to travel agents that provide the tour. According to some senior tour guides, travel agents are rarely included city tour program in their tour package. “We are just the tour guide. We didn’t create the itinerary. Our job is taking the tourists according to the itinerary package they’ve paid for. If it’s not on our list, we didn’t take them there,” says Amos Lilo – the spoke person of Indone-

sian Travel Guide. To promote city tour program, tourism businessman had to cooperate with Indonesian Association Travel Agents (ASITA) – selling it worldwide, introducing it to international market. Or else, ASITA could create an itinerary that combines a city tour with other destinations in Bali such as Bedugul, Kintamani, or probably Uluwatu. “City tour in the morning then enjoys the sunset from the hill top at Uluwatu Temple,” adds Lilo Amos. Ngurah, a senior tour guide, used to take his guests to explore Denpasar – visit-


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ing tourist attractions available in the city. Today, he only takes his guests based on request. City tour is a good program but somewhat need improvements here and there, since the request to do a trip in the capital city is getting lessened. Furthermore, he clarified that traditional market like Badung, Kumbasari, Kreneng and Satria are now messy. It makes the tourist lose interest on them. The waste management is left behind. Waste can be found on every corner. There’s no free space for visitors to look around. A freelance tour guide from Denpasar is agreed. He finds Denpasar not worth a visit, especially for a tourist. “Cery-cery or known as people who willingly taking guests exploring the market to purchase some goods with commission, make this even worse. These people, sometimes they mark up the price to 10 times higher from the vendor to get much more money from tourists. They do tricks to get money that makes tourists finally stop visiting,� he says. poll

Traditional markets are still frequently visited to find local souvenirs such as Pasar Badung and Kumbasari. The revitalize program on traditional markets will eventually encourage the local vendors to maintain sanitation and hygiene level. Then soon, traditional markets will attract more tourists to visit.

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This bell-shaped monument was built as a symbol of devotions of Balinese people who had fought for their freedom from the Netherland. It is aimed to introduce the young generation of a patriotic value of wisdom from the heroes who devoted their body and soul for this nation.

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you’re visiting Denpasar and making a quick stop in front of Bali Governor official Bureau in Renon, you’ll find a memorial statue stands tall on the spacious courtyard called Monumen Bajra Sandhi. What is the historical story of it? Who design it? This bell-shaped monument was built as a symbol of devotions of Balinese people who had fought for their freedom from the invaders. It is aimed to introduce the young generation of a patriotic value from the

ancestor who had devoted their body and soul for this beloved country. This memorial is officially opened by the former President Megawati in June, 14, 2003. There are few interesting facts of Bajra Sandhi. The memorial was built in Balinese traditional style, offers green scenery and an art gallery featuring collections from Balinese artists, including painting, carving, and many other artworks. From the top, you can view the city landscape through a window glass.

Bajra Sandhi has four entrance door designed by Ida Bagus Gede Yadya, a Balinese architecture. The four entrance or known as the Nyatur Bhuana – east entrance, south, west and north, is designed to avoid long qeue during the peak season.

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Bajra Sandhi has four entrance doors designed by Ida Bagus Gede Yadya, a Balinese architecture. The four entrances are represented the Balinese value of Nyatur Bhuana (four directions) - east, south, west and north. It’s also designed to avoid long qeue during the peak season. The spacious parking lot is available to cover 20 family cars. There are two windows ticket, three restrooms, one souvenir shop, meeting and seminar hall (suitable for 100 people) built in the momerial compoud. All facilities


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The memorial was built in Balinese traditional style, offer green scenery and Bajra Sandi’s gallery featuring collections from Balinese artists, including painting, carving, and many other artworks. offered are well-maintained. unfortunately, with all the charms that the memorial could offer, it doesn’t attract tourists to visit. Based on an academic report in 2007,

tourists visiting Bajra Sandhi mostly came from Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, Yogyakarta, Lombok and Malang. What needs to be done to attract more people to visit? The government needs to intensify the

promotion campaign on Bajra Sandhi. Let people know about Bajra Sandhi. That’s the key point to attract local and International tourist come to explore this symbol of devotion of Balinese braves! poll

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Sangeh The Macaque Sanctuary

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used to hesitate getting up and close with 700 macaques in this sanctuary. Their wild behavior makes the feel uncomfortable. But not anymore! Sangeh – the macaque sanctuary situated in Sangeh Village, Abiansemal, Badung, 25 kilometers from Denpasar, is now properly managed including the security system, sanitary access, and the spatial planning. Most

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importantly, the monkeys are tamed before releasing them into public space. Sangeh is managed by local communities and professionals in hospitality industry. There are 20 people involve in developing the sanctuary. Sangeh Village is formed by five smaller villages called banjar; Banjar Batusari, Banjar Brahmana, Banjar Sibang, Banjarr Pemijian and Banjar Muluk Babi. Each banjar appointed four representatives.

Meanwhile, the technical supervisor holds by the authorities of Bali Forestry Department. “It was managed by security staffs and kelian-kelian (banjar daily workers). Starting from April 2003, the sanctuary was operated by selected staffs and professionals,” I Made Sumohan – the manager at Sangeh explains. Furthermore, he reported that there are 20 staffs working to keep the sanctu-


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ary clean and comfortable, maintain the security system and safeties, control local vendors and operate the instant photo booth corner. Estimated more than 6.000 tourists visit Sangeh each month. According to Made Sumohan, the revenue goes to Sangeh Village, 13% of the income goes to staffs’ salary and 26% for Badung regional department. “After a terrorist attack in 2002 and 2005, the numbers of international tourists are sharply decreased. Local tourists are dominant now,” he says. Sangeh sits on 13.969 acres with a rice field terrace view on the north side, the flowing stream of Yeh Penet on the west side, while the south and the east side filled by Banjar Batusari residents compound. This tropical forest is also the home for more than 6.443 nutmeg plantations, 27 types of plants such as Banyan trees, Gamal, Harbesia, and Pule. There are 22 small plantations including ket-ket, lempeni, and

gunggung. It is a sanctuary for two mammals; macaque and weasel, 8 apes including birds and turtledoves, 3 arthropods and 2 amphibians. “Macaca Fascicularis, the long-tail macaque is the tourists’ favorite,” said I Made Budiasa – the security staff from the local Natural Resources Conservation. Sangeh has four temples built within the forest; Pura Bukitsari on the far west, Pura Melanting located in the center, Pura Tirta and Pura Antar near the entrance gate. To preserve the natural resources in Sangeh, the management built a quarantine reservation for wild and the sick macaque. Reforestation is regularly practiced to keep the forest an ideal place for all habitats. In 1991, the government decided to enlarge the forest area to 3.169 acre larger. Bukit Sari Sangeh is now a perfect place to visit with families and friend while traveling to Bali. Agustinus Apollo

Sangeh Village is formed by five smaller villages called banjar; Banjar Batusari, Banjar Brahmana, Banjar Sibang, Banjarr Pemijian and Banjar Muluk Babi. Each banjar appointed four representatives.

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Sangeh Owned a Quarantine Reservation

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in Sangeh are friendly with tourists. They are happily posing for photos with the tourists without being aggressive. What is the secret recipe? These macaques are professionally tamed in a quarantine reservation at Sangeh before freeing them in the public space. All of macaques are carefully treated, under a rigid control. “We provide good quality of food and clean water for drinking and bath,” Sumohon explains. “Only wild macaque treated in a quarantine reservation, restraining them from visitors. It took

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a while to tame them,” he adds. Seizing macaque isn’t an easy job. Sangeh management staffs must consult and receive an agreement or blessing from the local leader of Balinese community. The macaque is seized only using anesthetic through a traditional fusil called tulupan. The quarantine reservation built on 100m2 areas within the forest compound. It’s constructed with barb-wired wall to keep the macaque stays inside the reservation. One small cage made of steel is sometimes used for therapy and 10 small boxes are provided for food. Adjacent to the wild macaque reservation, a small building is designed to treat the sick

macaque. How long a wild macaque should stay in the quarantine reservation? It really depends on the macaque’s characteristic. “If the macaque is calm which means he’s ready to be released,” Sumohon explains furthermore. For the sick macaque, it will soon be treated by the veterinarian from the local government of Badung in a Natural Resources Conservation. “We often includes veterinary from Udayana University to treat sick macaque for more serious cases during a critical situation such as rabies epidemic, bird flu and many others outbreak,” he clarifies. poll


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Preparing Sangeh as a Tourist Destination

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communities in Sangeh are enthusiast to manifest their village into a tourist destination. In the late of 2011, Sangeh Village spent IDR 200 million to improve their village and alter it into one of the best destinations in Bali. IDR 200 million was spent to improve Taman Mumbul as an additional tourism spot in Sangeh. The village has a great potential for tourist destination. It has attracts 400 visitors daily. It offers a beautiful scenery, traditional culture, and culinary treats with the lush green view like Sawah Sawah

Restaurant and Warung Bali – serving authentic Balinese delicacies including lawar kuwir (shredded duck with Balinese spices serves with vegetable and steam rice), lawar sampi (dish made from beef ), lawar kerbau (dish made from bull’s meat) and suckling pig. Transportation access is also reliable. It’s strategically located only few kilometers from Ubud, Bedugul, Taman Ayun, Petang and Denpasar. Homestays at the local community are also available to serve visitors who wish to stay more. There are ten houses prepared for homestays. For travelers who look for

spiritual activities, Banjar Muluk Babi is the place to go. All the spiritual events are centered at Banjar Muluk Babi and visitors are welcome to involve. Ida Bagus Dipayana, the local leader stated that Sangeh has all the potential as a tourist destination. “We are so ready to take part in the tourism development in Bali,” he admits. According to the Regulation no. 47 issued by the local regent in 2010, Sangeh has been selected as one of the tourism villages in Bali. Sangeh is indeed worth a visit. poll

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Fishing at Serangan Island Serangan known for its sea turtle conservation and surfing destination in Bali, but this small island is also an interesting beach to catch some fishes. In several spots, many visitors enjoy spending time fishing in Serangan during the week-end. Recently, some water activities are found in Serangan such as canoe, banana boat, and parasailing

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Beauty of Northern Badung

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part of Badung is seemed to be left behind in the tourism radar in Bali. It has a great potential to be on the spotlight. Touristic village, spiritual healing place, pampering spa gateway, meditation center and yoga are available in Northern Badung. The landscape is also given an opportunity to create an adventure activity such as rafting and outbound. Nonetheless, local government still didn’t give a full attention to develop its potential, while there are lots of opportunities can be offered for local communities. If it’s seriously developed, income revenue from tourism sector can be maximized. The opportunity for local communities establishing business-related tourism is wide open. Furthermore, it will give a positive impact to the community wealth.

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Recently, the local government in Badung has actively promoted tourism business in the area to keep up the pace with the successful tourism sector in the Southern Badung. The government is now developing a program “desa wisata” or dewi or touristic village in the region. Badung Regent AA Gde Agung in formal occasion always encourages pivate sector and government official to develop its potential resources such as agro tourism and cultural interaction. Being the wealthiest regency in Bali and with Tri Hita Karana concept in developing tourism Badung should be able to expand its potential for other tourism alternatives such as camp area blahkiuh, nung nung waterfall, turtle breeding in Deluang Sari, and mangrove forest Tanjung Benoa. It won’t be an easy task but together with all private sectors; it is not imposible to achive. poll

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Handicraft in Tourism Development Avoid Symbolic Harassment against Sacred Objects

By: Ketut Sumadi

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the process of touristification ambiguous phenomenon apparently occurred in the middle of the Balinese community in appreciating the various forms of handicraft. They are very difficult to distinguish between forms of handicrafts that are sold in the tourism market with the sacred form of handicraft. Thus, it would be difficult to distinguish which is the sacred and profane art when the art work was lined up in certain place. There is symbolic despicable of sacred objects which eventually led to the emergence of symbolic violence in the social life of the Balinese

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religious. This symbolic violence was likely to be transformed into social violence that lead to social conflict in the middle of the plurality of the current population of Bali. Balinese ancestors had bequeathed to the hard work ethic that has always emphasized the harmony between the physical and spiritual. For example, people who live as farmers in Bali in achieving physical and spiritual balance; they perform the ritual worship of the Goddess Sri, as a symbol of fertility. A fisherman, who involves his life on the sea, will worship God Baruna, God of Wind, and others who can provide salvation of their souls when at sea. They also included words that can summon magical

spirits that had been believed to be true. From a sense of dependence on natural forces embodied in a variety of ritual behavior and activity, it gives birth to the means which have artistic value as the completeness of the ceremony, such as painting, architecture, sculpture, dance, voice and others. Various handicrafts or art crafts become the sacred art, and pay homage to and worshiped on certain days, then stored back in the hallowed place. In line with the opinion of Pierre Bourdieu, a sacred art is symbolic equity, which shows that people can explore the secrets of Balinese conception of art as an offering and as a vehicle to get closer to the


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Creator, the Sangkan Paraning Dumadi, so the essence of art is a form of yadnya. Painting, dancing, playing gambelan instrument, sculpting, carving, singing holy song, is a symbol of sincere devotion to the Mighty God (Ida Sang Hyang Widhi) and a devotion symbol of community service. This symbolic equity later in the development of teaching Hinduism in Bali is known as the concept of “murti puja”, a concept of cult by presenting a power of God worshiped in the form of art objects. The sacred art objects are called “pratima” or “arca” which is believed to have supernatural powers to protect the society from danger. When tourism develops in Bali up to the present time, the objects of sacred art become tourist attraction. Tourists who

visit Bali are not satisfied just to see, but also want to bring back art objects as souvenirs. To meet the wishes of these tourists, the mindset and lifestyle of the Balinese people everyday view art objects began to change. They then are no longer producing art as a form of devotion to God Sang Hyang Widhi, but solely to meet the desires of tourists and tourism market ideology. Handicraft industry grows everywhere in line with the development of mass tourism, so the art objects mass-produced. Along with the growth of the tourism industry, making people’s income increases, so that eventually became the backbone of tourism revenue of Bali. Exports of handicraft industry have been the principal of the development of Bali’s economy. Wherever we traveled in Bali, it can eas-

ily be seen along the way various art objects on display and even run over to the roadside. Tourism provides its own dynamics in the development of the Balinese culture and art, in line with Pitana (2000) explanation, in which to see the impact of tourism on culture, it should first be realized that culture is something internally differentiated, active and constantly changing. A more realistic approach is to consider tourism as “external influences which are then integrated with the community”, in which people experience the process of tourism as part of their culture or referred to as the “touristification” process. In the process of this touristification, ambiguous phenomenon apparently occurred in the middle of the Balinese people in appreciating the various forms

From a sense of dependence on natural forces embodied in a variety of ritual behavior and activity, it gives birth to the means which have artistic value as the completeness of the ceremony, such as painting, architecture, sculpture, dance, voice and others.

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 This phenomenon will of course be a stumbling block for the Balinese people to maintain religious tradition in the social development of cultural tourism. of handicraft. They are very difficult to distinguish between forms of handicrafts that are sold in the tourism market with the sacred form of handicraft. Thus, it would be difficult to distinguish which one is the sacred and profane art when the art works are placed lined up in certain place.  This phenomenon will of course be a stumbling block for the Balinese people to maintain religious tradition in the social development of cultural tourism. There will be a symbolic abuse of sacred objects which eventually led to the emergence of symbolic violence in the social life of the Balinese religious. This symbolic violence was likely to be transformed into social violence that lead to social conflict in the middle of the plurality of the current population of Bali. The cases considered to be harassing have taken place several times in the development of tourism in Bali, but Bali Provincial Government has yet to have an official rule that can be used as a reference in producing handicraft items for the sake of tourism. In the book, The Set of Seminar Decisions on Unity Interpretation Against Religious Aspects of Hindu published by Bali Local Government in 2004, in sub sacred objects do not provide additional explanation of the characteristic shape of the artificial objects are sacred objects if produced for commercial purposes or decoration on tourist objects and hotels. To make a sign or hallmark that can distinguish the art work is sacred and profane in the development of cultural tourism, the need for unity of interpretation of aspects of social religious life, involving the entire people of Bali, especially religious leaders, humanists, artists, and the Priests in Bali. Bali’s governor is expected to be the facilitator and the results of the unity commentary can be used as regional regulations used for reference in producing a form of handicraft for the sake of tourism. An example that has prevailed so far is penjor. Penjor used in the context of the holy day of Galungan or certain ritual activities, must be equipped with penjor shrine and offerings. While penjor for decoration to welcome guests, is equipped with penjor shrine and offerings. For the sculptures or objects that resemble pratima, or sign symbol must be filled? Clarity of symbols that can distinguish shapes of sacred objects to the profane ones, handicraft industry production is expected to ensure the preservation of local community-based sustainable tourism. The author, Lecturer of Institute of Hindu Dharma Denpasar

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Uluwatu Fire Dance Fire Dance at Uluwatu Temple is one of the most spectacular shows that must not to be missed. Uluwatu Temple perched on the high cliff, 30 meters above the sea level. The dance is performed in an outdoor stage just right after the sunset. The fire dance is widely popular among the visitors in Bali. It can be found at some other places but the stunning backdrop – the golden sunset and limitless view of Indian Ocean, is unbeatable.

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Tanah Lot

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Tanah Lot was only dredged without any feedback for the maintenance of the asset. It was much like milking cows. It can be imagined, large areas was managed by only 4 officers, 2 ticket sellers and 3 gardeners, then how was the condition of services, security and comfort.

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Tanah Lot is essentially similar to other tourist attractions in Bali – offering a view of Balinese temple, breathtaking sunset, monkey attraction, and Kecak Dance on the stage for tourists. Nothing really distinguished about the place, but it has a fantastic numbers of visitors, what make it so special? Bali Tourism Department on his report in 2001 to 2007 shows that Tanah Lot has huge number of visitors coming compare to other favorite places such as Botanical Garden in Bedugul, Alas Kedaton, Beratan Lake, Tirta Empul, Taman Ayun, and Sangeh. Traced back in the past, Tanah Lot was a sacred place where only Hindus could enter to perform religious ritual or pray. There are two main temples named; Pura Pakendungan and Tanah Lot and 5 other smaller temples called Pura Enjung Galuh, Pura Penataran, Pura Batu Bolong, Pura Batu Mejan dan Pura Yangapi which were guarded by I Gusti Gde Aryadi a priest from Jero Pandak, Kediri – Tabanan. In June 1st, 1980, former Tabanan Regent Sugianto issued an official regulation which stating that government should take

control on managing the art market, tour guide, and planning to promote Tanah Lot as tourism destination, to publicize on local newspapers and English speaking magazine. Local government officer took charge on operating Tanah Lot afterward, replacing the local priest who guarded the temple for years. The window tickets and the parking lot were built to support the touristic activity. Soon, the art markets and small vendors were organized and facilitated water fountain for visitors to drink. The revenue from selling the tickets at Tanah Lot was surprisingly exceeding everyone’s expectation. It reached IDR 6.000.000 per month. However, along the process of the new management – new regent, new authorities, new rules, revenue of Tanah Lot was getting lowered, due to ineffectiveness of the operation system and lack of the security control. There were only 9 employees responsible for the administration desk, security control and sanitation. Additionally, a dispute occurred between the government and the local authorities of Beraban Village who demanded to take over the management in 1991. Luckily, the dispute was solved internally without further destruction.

New management The elected Tabanan Regent Nyoman Adi Wiryatama was the one who made a major impact on Tanah Lot. With his proven track in hospitality industry and tourism background, he organizes and manages Tanah Lot professionally and always applies cultural approach to solve any disputes between management and Beraban Village. Through an internal discussion, the agreement was reached. The management of Tanah Lot is now controlled by the local government, private sector, and Beraban local authorities. The staffs were given a special training to operate Tanah Lot professionally, to maintain the sanitary within the area, security system, administrative operation and the spatial planning inside Tanah Lot area. To maintain the popularity of Tanah Lot as a main tourist destination in Bali, the management raised an awareness of sustainable tourism to the local communities. Today, under the new regulation, the revenue coming from Tanah Lot was given to Beraban Village 20%, 5% for the pura, and another 5% for the 22 villages around the area of Kediri.poll

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on the high cliff, 50 meter above the sea level, Uluwatu Temple offers breathtaking scenery in the southern part of Bali. The endless view of Indian Ocean and the solid rock architecture has enchanted all visitors from around the world. Uluwatu temple inhabits more than a dozen of monkeys, cage-free within the temple. Another specialty you can find at Uluwatu Temple is the spectacular show of Kecak or Fire Dance. The epic story of Ramayana is showcased in the grace movements of the professional trained dancers, right after sunset – giving a stunning backdrop you can’t find somewhere else but here. The historical background of Uluwatu Temple is also interesting to discover. Around 1489 AD, a Hindu priest Dangyang Dwijendra wandered from Kediri, East Java to full fill his obligation after studied from his inlaws to Bali. Formerly named Dangyang Nirartha, Dangyang Dwijendra was sent to spread out his dharmayatra (good deed) as a priest in Bali, Lombok and Sumbawa. He arrived in Jembrana and left a sacred wood which then later became prerequisite material for banten (offering ceremony) for Hindus in Bali. As an honor to his presence, a Pura was built named Purancak. After visiting Lombok and Sumbawa, Dangyang Dwijendra set foot on the southern part of Bali. He resided for a while and was receiving an insight of a moksha, and this is where another Balinese priest, Ida Pedanda Sakti Wawu Rauh remembered with his promise to return to its creator even though he felt that his obligation to spread Hindu in Bali, Lombok and Sumbawa hasn’t finished yet. Sad to the idea of fulfilling his promise, he built a pura named Pura Ngis located in Pecatu, to commemorate his sadness leaving Bali. After a long searching for a place for his final task, he reached his edge of his strength. He stabbed his wooden stick and miraculously a water fountain came out from a dry land. Balinese then built a pura named Pura Payung in Pecatu to remind him of his journey. He also built a pura named Pura Parerepan as a mark of his resting place. Before reaching his life end, he performed a purifying ritual as a symbol of surrender and built a pura named Pura Pangleburan. After purifying, he continued his journey to the brink of the island on 50 meters above the sea level when he finally had his moksha. He ordered his fellow fisherman who’s accompanied him during his journey to give his belongings; a silk robe and a wooden stick to his fourth wife in Pasraman Griya Sakti Mas at Banjar Pule, Mas Village, Ubud, Gianyar. He then meditated above the mountainous reef prior to Sri Wira Dalem Sari Kingdom, to finally achieve moksha and disappear without a trace. poll

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Tying the Knot in Bali As the most-sought after tropical destinations in the world, Bali has its own charm for couple who wish to spend their sacred moment in Bali – having their important day exchanging vows by the beach with a stunning sunset as the backdrop. Many foreigners are enjoying dressing up in traditional Balinese attire for their special wedding in Bali.

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NTB TOURISM In addition to building hotels, the investors will also build a place of recreation, sports, water park water boom, golf and F1 circuit

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Sekotong

region is one of the designated areas of West Lombok regency government as a regional tourism development after the tourist area of ​​Senggigi crowned as the best tourist destination out of 10 tourist destinations in Indonesia in 2010 by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (now a Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy) Sekotong which is a mountainous region at the same time also has a stretch of long coastline and consists of 23 Gilis (small islands) which are very promising for investors to invest in the stock region; no doubt some investors now have permission to start developing the establishment after the previous land acquisition in several strategic points in the region. When confirmed, The Head Office of West Lombok Tourism Gede Renjane, said the Sekotong region has long been ogled by both foreign and local investors. The investmentlocation of Sekotong region is quite broad, ranging from 23 Gilis, a long stretch of coastal waves along Bangko-Bangko, Ujung Langit in Pangsing, Elak-elok beach, Mekaki Gulf and many others such as the Batu Putih region. For the area of Pangsing, one of the investors who will build resort is Paninsula who has freed some 700 hectares of land. The plan investor under the command of Putu Jaya will be making Meang area to be similar to Pecatu Graha on the island of Bali. “In addition to building hotels, the investors will also build a place of recreation, sports, water park water boom, golf and F1 circuit,” said Renjane. Meanwhile, for Bangko-Bangko area for which it has a stretch of beautiful white sandy beaches has long been ogled by four investors including PT. Sami Tunggal Kayun, Kembang Kidul Permai, Putra Bangko-Bangko Sejati and Bangko-Bangko Lestari.

Special to Bangko-Bangko, since it is NaturalTourismPark, investors are allowed to build a physical building only 10 percent of the land available, while the rest should be arranged with a fixed nature preserve. “Each investors gets varied land site.” The four investors are getting permission to release the land from the Ministry of Forestry through BKSDA West Nusa Tenggara, and so far advanced licenses related to its investment have not yet known. For information, Bangko-Bangko area is currently visited by many tourists, especially those who love surfing because the region has rolls waveswhich are slightly hard to be conquered. Besides that, single-class home stay accommodation is standing in place, but revenue (PAD) of the region does not exist. “We just get garbage. While the other regions profited, because tourists come from neighboring areas (Bali),”he said. In order for West Lombok also can benefit, investors who already have permission have been asked to start establishing their business in accordance with a predetermined dessert Point, so that tourism in the West Lombok region, especially Sekotong immediately shaped and the local government gets benefit. Still associated with Sekotong, Mekaki area which has a curved stretch of beach and white sand is also very promising for the tourists invaded, and now one of the investors, Mekaki Resort seems to bevery serious in developing the region. Its seriousness can be seen from the issuance of Corporate Social Responsibility funds (CSR) of the Investor by building one roof elementary school in the area. “Hopefully this year it has started to build”. Sekotong region is not just a plan to be developed, but some hotels and inns as well as restaurants have stood in the majestic region. But for investors who still want to invest in the region the opportunity is still wide open and not just in the tourism sector, but the mining sector as well as marine aquaculture is still open.Udin

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This fact could invite a few buyers from abroad to visit Lombok through the event of Tourism Indonesian Mart Expose (TIME) and the event of Indonesian MICEand Corporate Travel Mart (IMCTM), which was attended also by Minister of Tourism and the Minister for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs.

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The Best Destination of Senggigi

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2010, West Lombok Tourism Zone has been named as one of the ten best tourist destinations across Indonesia by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism Republic of Indonesia.This fact could invite a few buyers from abroad to visit Lombok through the event of Tourism Indonesian Mart Expose (TIME) and the event of Indonesian MICEand Corporate Travel Mart (IMCTM), which was attended also by Minister of Tourism and the Minister for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs. Although recognized as the best tourist destination in 10 regions in Indonesia, West Lombok district would not fall asleep. Hence in the same year, West Lombok regency government also poured a budget of IRD. 5.5 billion allocated from the DPA of Department of Tourism and the West Lombok City Planning intended to build a physical building, such as jogging track area, widening the road to the beach, the revitalization of the Batu Layar tomb and the Batu Bolong temple and lighting in the area of ​​Taman Narmada. Not only that, in the year of 2011,

district government of West Lombok reimplemented the revitalization program of the second stage of the fulfillment of pre-existing support facilities such as wash rooms and lighting of which it was budgeted from regional APBD. The regent of West Lombok, DR.H. Zaini Arony.M.Pd said, in relation to the aspect of revitalization, there exists two understandings therein, the physical and non physical revitalization. Physical revitalization here includes repair and maintenance of tourist area as it has been done in the tourist area of ​​Senggigi and Taman Narmada. Then for non-physical, as moral revitalization of society and it is a very important thing to do that is to create public awareness of the tourism sector. “We’re not necessarily able to compete with Bali, but at least we can be a contender for Bali in the near future,” said the Regent. To be a contender for Bali, currently in Senggigi area, there have been 40 Melati hotels and 16 five-star hotels with the amount of labor as much as 3700 more. The

number of workers does not include workers outside the hotel such as the guides, souvenir sellers and street vendors. “If tourism is to be destroyed because of a lack of moral good of our society, then we will suffer a great loss and there will be a lot of unemployment, so that non-physical revitalization is also very important thing to be improved,” said Zaini. Din

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Lombok regency government has divided Sekotong areas into three zonings, the first is the Tourism zoning,the area of ​​mining and marine and fisherieszoning. Zoning for mining, the local government has set a distance between the location of the coastal mining should not be less than 1 KM from the beach, this means that there is no pollution to the sea and this has been established in the regulation of spatial plans of WestLombok. “Mine Zoning is common in the mountainous area,” West Lombok Regent DR.H. Zaini Arony.M.Pd. said to the reporters on Tuesday (15/5). He added that the zoning for the mine has filed a zoning for mining covering an area of ​​32 thousand hectares. Sekotong has an area of 5​​ 29 square kilometers with the terms of 53 thousand

hectares, 32 thousand hectares of whichare slot for mining area. For the tourist areas, local governments also have set the entire coastal region and also the islands into the area of ​​tourism. “Regional tourism is generally located in coastal areas and islands,” he said. For tourism development, local government has offered to investors to invest in the Sekotong, up to the present time, it has issued 30 permits for the hotel, especially in the MekakiGulf region and the BangkoBangko. MekakiGulf and the Bangko-Bangko need to be immediately developed, because at the current state Mekaki and the Bangko-Bangko are frequently visited by foreign visitors from Bali, but in the afternoon they return again. “We did not get anything from them, because they are not staying and shopping in Lombok,” said Bupati. Din

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Wowww, There’s Kuta Beach in Lombok Tengah

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beach is not just found on the island of Bali, but also there is Kuta beach in Lombok. Lombok Kuta beach is on the tourist island of Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. Beaches with white sand lie in a village called Kuta. Kuta village started to become an attractive tourist destination in Indonesia since the establishment of many new hotels. Public vehicle access to Kuta Beach is still very limited. Therefore, it is advisable for visitors to use a rental car. This trip will take about 1.5 to 2 hours. Beside the natural beauty that can be enjoyed by the visitors in this village, they can also see Sasak ceremony, Bau Nyale,regularly held once a year. In this ceremony, sailors are looking for Nyale worms in the sea. According to legend, there was

once a princess, named Princess Mandalika, very pretty, lots of princes and the young man who wanted to marry him. Because she cannot make a decision, then she plunged herself into the sea. She had previously promised that he would come back once a year. Her long hair turned out to be worm or the Nyale. Kuta village with its white sandy beaches is located on the southern coast of the island of Lombok and surrounded by rows of hills. In the morning the beautiful scenery can be seen from the top of hills. In addition there are many beaches that are not less interesting along the southern coast. Among them are the beach Seger, Aan, Mawi, Selong Belanak, Rowok and Mawun. The last two are very good as the location for windsurfing and other beach sports. Din

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Lombok Kuta beach is on the tourist island of Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. Beaches with white sand lie in a village called Kuta.

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The King Heritage Historical Sites of Narmada

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you visit to the island of Lombok, it is not complete if you do not visit historical sites of Taman Narmada which is a relic of King Anak Agung Lombok. Taman Narmada is often referred to as a miniature of the SegareAnakLake which is located at the peak of Mount Rinjani Lombok, because there is a large pond shaped like SegaraAnakLakein the Taman Narmada. According to the history that is often described by the Taman Narmada guide to the tourists who visit the site, Taman Narmada is the resting place of King saturated when taking care of the kingdom, thus inside the park there are several ancient buildings belonging to the cultural heritage and at present being preserved by Denpasarcultural heritage. In addition there are several buildings and a pond, there is also anAir Awet Muda (delay aging process water), the water available in one building is believed to be the water that has a mystery, and one mystery

is able to make people younger or delay the aging process of a person who has been drinking it Not only that, inside the building there is also great temples, and the temples are often visited by both Hindus who live on the island of Lombok and Bali. The construction of Taman Narmada by the earlier King of Lombok was due to the fact that the King residence was located in Taman Mayura Cakranegara which sometimes seemed noisy because of frenzied people, so that if the king needed a rest, the king often went to the Taman Narmada. Meanwhile, the history of constructing the biggest pond in the complex of the Taman Narmada was based on the habit of the King to conduct “Pekelem� sacrifition each year in Segara Anak Lake located on the peak of Mount Rinjani, but as he was getting older, the King was no longer able to conquer Mount Rinjani, one of the highest mountain in the world and it is still active, the King finally constructed a big pond of

which is similar to Segara Anak Lake at the summit of Mount Rinjani, and that’s where the King did the Pekelem prayers, and up to this day many Hindus perform prayers at the site. Din

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Bau Nyale party is an event and the tradition of the legendary and has a high sacred value for the Sasak tribe, the native of Lombok Island.

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The legend is the legend of Princess Nyale or Princess Mandalika. Legend was later immortalized by the Southern people by tradition Bau Nyale. This tradition is carried out once a year, between February and March. The word Bau derives from the Sasak language means to capture, while the word Nyale means a type of marine worm who live in the holes of the rocks below sea

level. Bau Nyale party is an event and the tradition of the legendary and has a high sacred value for the Sasak tribe, the native of Lombok Island. Bau Nyale party is closely related to a folklore that developed in the southern part of Central Lombok, in the District of Pujut. The story tells of a very wise and


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What did Princess Mandalika do to avoid bloodshed? Then, which prince would marry Princess Mandalika? Here’s the full story of Nyale Princess or Princess Mandalika legend.

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They competeeach other luck, who among them can marry Princess Mandalika. With all the delicate feelings, Princess Mandalika rejected. The princes got frustrated. Two of the princeswere so furious to accept the fact.

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thoughtful princess, whose name is Princess Mandalika. She is the daughter of a king who had reigned in the land of Lombok. Her beautiful face, slender body and a good temperament, made the princes of many lands want to get her as the wife. None of the princes who came to propose is rejected. However, none of them did not accept it if the beautiful princess to be married by many princes. This fact will lead to war among those princes. It also makes Princess Mandalika feel uneasy. She always pondered thinking about avoiding the bloodshed not coming to reality. What did Princess Mandalika do to avoid bloodshed? Then, which prince would marry Princess Mandalika? Here’s the full story of Nyale Princess or Princess Mandalika legend. In ancient times, on the south coast of Lombok island there was a kingdom called the Kingdom of Tonjang Beru. Large rooms were built around the kingdom. These rooms were used for meeting rooms of the kings. Tonjang Beru was

ruled by a king known for its wisdom and discretion. The king named Tonjang Beru King and the Dewi Seranting Queen. The whole people of the Kingdom enjoyed safe and prosperous live. They are very proud to have the wise and prudent king. Tonjang Beru king had a beautiful daughter who was, intelligent and wise, her name was Princess Mandalika. The whole people of the land were very dear to the princess. When the princess was at the age of adulthood, she was very graceful and beautiful. Her eyes were like a star. Her cheeks were smooth and round. Her hair was looked like. Apart from being elegant and beautiful, she was famously friendly and polite. Her way of speaking was so soft. That’s what made the princess become the pride of the people. The beauty and elegance of Princess Mandalika was very famous from the tip of the East to the West end of the island of Lombok. The fact was heard by the Princes of the kingdom of Johor, Lipur, Pane, Kuripan, Daha, and the


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However, the princes will not accept if the Princess is married by many princes. They also agreed to try his luck through the war. Who would win in a battle, then he is entitled to marry the princess. One day, news of impending war between several kingdoms came to the ears of Tonjang BeruKing. The King immediately summoned his daughter to discuss the matter.

Kingdom of Beru. All the princes were in love with the elegance of the princess. They competeeach other luck, who among them can marry Princess Mandalika. With all the delicate feelings, Princess Mandalika rejected. The princes got frustrated. Two of the princeswere so furious to accept the fact. They are the Prince of Datu Taruna and Prince Maliawang. Datu Taruna of the Kingdom of Johor and the kingdom of Lipur each sent Arya Bawal and Arya Arya Tebuik to propose, with the threat of destruction of the Kingdom of Tonjang Beru if the proposal was rejected. Prince Maliawang sent Arya Bumbang and Arya Tuna with intent and similar threats. Princess Mandalika did not budge. Immediately release the Cadet Datu senggeger Utusaning God, is blowing Senggeger Maliawang Net Sutra. Efficacies of these two senggeger unmitigated in the eyes of Princess Mandalika, the prince’s face show up. The circumstances make the princess lose her appetite, and she could not sleep. The daughter finally emaciated. The whole country Tonjang Beru covered with grief. There was rarity in the Princess Mandalika. Each prince who came to propose, none of them was rejected. However, the princes will not accept if the Princess is married by many princes. They also agreed to try his luck through the war. Who would win in a battle, then he is entitled to marry the princess. One day, news of impending war between several kingdoms came to the ears of Tonjang BeruKing. The King immediately summoned his daughter to discuss the matter. “Oh, my dear daughter!Your father heard that there will be a big catastrophein this country. The entire proposed to the prince who had come to hold the war. They agreed, who won the war, he shall be your husband, “said the King to his daughter.”My daughter heard the news, Father,” replied the Princess calmly. “Then, what will we do to the bloodshed did not happen,” asked the King to worry. “I’m sorry Princess, Father! Princess is all wrong, because it has received all of their applications. If the father is pleased, allow Princess to resolve this issue, “asked the Princess. “Well, my daughter,” replied the King’s full confidence. After thinking for a day-night, the Princess was finding a way out.At first, the Princess intends to select one of dozens of princes who proposed to her as her husband. However, the intention is to cancel it after thinking about the risks. If he chooses one of several princes as a husband, the other princes were jealous. This will certainly lead to bloodshed. Therefore, there is no other option for the Princess. She decided to sacrifice her body and soul. Her commitment is no longer negotiable. She was ready to give up her soul for the sake of avoiding war that will take more casualties. However, before carrying out her intention, the Princess had to do meditation first. In her meditation, Vol. 1 No. 1

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the princessgot spiritual guidance that she had to invite all the princes to the meeting on December 20, Sasak calendar month 10, at Seger Beach in Kuta, Lombok. All the princes who were invited would be accompanied by all his subjects respectively. They should come to that place before the sun emits light in the eastern horizon. The appointed day arrived. It appeared to be very attractive scenery. The invitations from many countries flocked to the Segerbeach. Seger Beach was crowded by the invitedguests. Before long, the daughter whose beauty was famous arrived at the site carried by gold encrusted stretcher. The entire invitations at once paid homage to the Princess, who was accompanied by the father and mother as well as a number of royal bodyguards. The atmosphere had been turned into a frenzy of calm. Pairs of eyes are present throughout the astonished face of the Princess’s beauty. Her body was wrapped in a silk dress that is very smooth, adding elegance and beauty of the Princess. The prince cannot wait await the decision of the Princess. Each hoped that he himself would be the one who would be chosen by the Princess. A moment later, the Princess went a few times and stopped at a pile of stones, back to the sea. From the place she stood, Princess Mandalika then cast her eyes to all the thousands of invitations. The audience’s curiosity was mounting. They were increas-

ingly impatient to hear word for word from the mouth of the lady who said one of the names of dozens of princes in place as her choice. After her gaze evenly toward the audience, the Princess was to announce his decision to speak out loud with the cry, “O, father and mother and all the Princes and people of the land that I love, Tonjang Beru! After I carefully consider, I decided that I am to you all. I cannot choose one among the many princes. I was destined to be Nyale you can enjoy with the month and the date when the emergence of Nyale at sea.” The decision to hear the Princess, the audience gasped in shock, including her father and mother, because the Princess never informed of her decision to her parents. The father and mother had not had time to speak, the princess suddenly plunged into the sea and swallowed by the waves directly. At the same moment the wind blew strongly, lightning and thunder were booming. The atmosphere at the beach was a mess. Shouts a voice heard everywhere. Occasionally, there was sound of cries for help. However, the situation did not last long. A moment later, the atmosphere relaxed. The invitations immediately found the Princess in a place where she immersed herself. There was no sign of the Princess in that place. She disappeared without leaving a trace. Shortly thereafter, the sudden,it

was springing up of small animals which were huge in number fromthe ocean floor. Worm-shaped marine animals that had a very beautifulcolor, mix of white, black, green, yellow and brown. The beast called Nyale. The whole community witnessed the incident believed that was the incarnation of Nyale Princess Mandalika. Appropriate message to the Princess, they were gangraped and the race to take the animal to be enjoyed as much as a sign of love for the Princess. Udin

Seger Beach was crowded by the invitedguests. Before long, the daughter whose beauty was famous arrived at the site carried by gold encrusted stretcher. The entire invitations at once paid homage to the Princess, who was accompanied by the father and mother as well as a number of royal bodyguards.

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Dine In by the Beach Located five minutes’ drive from the airport, Kedonganan Beach is renowned for its seafood culinary treat in Bali. Dozens of outdoor seafood restaurants lined up along the beach are packedinstantly by seafood lovers in the late afternoon – looking for a perfect place to enjoy the stunning sunset, the sound of the rolling wave, and mouthwatering fresh seafood illuminated by candles and moonlight. A perfect culinary gateway for a romantic dinner with your loved one!

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watch showed 11:00 am of Yogyakartatime. The atmosphere was still early. A number of craft in the show room of Central Earthenware Industry of Kasongan started full of visitors. Almost every show room along the road in a tourist area of the pottery craftsmen was visited by many visitors.Some of them walk down the shops selling the product of handicrafts members. After having the taste of a packet of “nasi kucing” and a cup of coffee in a shop (wheelbarrow) the writer held down the day’s travel map. Two buses with a capacity of more than 30 people entered the Tourist villageof Kasongan region. The first bus stopped in the parking lot of PT Timbul Ceramics. This location is right on the edge of BedogRiver. While the second bus kept going and chose parking on the side of the road junction near showroom UPT Kasongan, Satya Bawana Cooperative owned by pottery artisans of Kasongan Tourist village. The second bus carried a group of high school students from out of town. The faces of the students seemed cheerful. It seemed that they really enjoyed Kasongan Tourist village area. Once getting off the bus, the visitors were immediately raided a showroom selling various items of jewelry and household needs, or others such as leather bags, etc. KasonganTourist village is located in the area BangunjiwoVillage, sub-district of Kasihan, Districtof Bantul, Yogyakarta.

Kasongan village is settled to be one of the Regional Tourist villages in the province of Yogyakarta. Every day many tourists come in and out to see and buy local artwork. Dozens of showrooms or home-galleries expanded rapidly after 2006 after the Yogyakarta earthquake. The number of visitors is increasing every day, even in small number. Kasongan Tourist village is not natural attractions as in other tourist locations. Kasongan is Central of Craftsman handiwork industrial area of local communities. Nearly 90 percent of the local residents work as clay pottery craftsmen. Whether it’s printing sculpture, household jewelry appliance made of clay, ceramic, wood, bamboo, banana fronds, leaves and so forth. All materials are based on local product and owned by local people.

KasonganTourist village in History The existence of KasonganTourist village, Bangunjiwo, Subdistrict of Kasihan District of Bantul, Yogyakarta, is inseparable from the history of the struggle of Diponegoro Prince (18251830). Post-capture and captivity of Prince Diponegoro (1830), it was followed the dissolution of his followers. A loyal follower of Diponegoro Prince named Kyai Song of Chinese origin then settled in the sub-village of Kasongan. A figure

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Kasongan village community leaders, Dr. Timbul Raharjo, M.Hum recounts, Kyai Song appealed to the citizens not to grow crops.

of teacher with a real name Ngadul Raupi continued to fight against the Dutch in its own way. The struggle of Kyai Song is no longer physically with a weapon. He put the skill in the art craft on the shoulders of Kasongan villagers. Armed with the skills he had, he taught people to make household goods made from clay and others. The resulting products are: jugs, cauldrons, pots, jars of clay. Kasongan village community leaders, Dr. Timbul Raharjo, M.Hum recounts, Kyai Song appealed to the citizens not to grow crops. It was because part of the agricultural product of the community should be left to the Dutch Government.

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“By conducting a strategy of non-physical struggle as pekundi (water jug makers) of clay, he hopes that paddy lands belonging to residents of Kasongan become infertile and cannot be planted with rice after the land was taken for the raw material for making pottery. If the land of the residents was planted with the rice crops, the product should be left to the Dutch government to pay taxes “, said Timbul while sipping mineral water. The owner of pigtail long hair said, Kasongan residents were so unusual terrified of the Netherlands Government at that time. Especially when people found a horse owned by the Dutch detective died just over a native land. “Because of being afraid, none of the people of Kasongan was willing

to claim the ownership of the land where the motionless body of a horse laid”. The story is in line with the phenomenon of Kasongan community, where most of them do not have agricultural land. For years,the local villagers livelihood only depend their live as a maker of pottery from clay. The confidence of Kasongan Public toward the story of Kyai Song, is still strong up to the present day. In fact, they believe that Kyai Song is the forerunner of the Kasonganpopulation. As one proof that the family’s ancestral tomb is located in the sub-village ofKajen, Villageof Bangunjiwo, Sub-Districtof Kasihan, Bantul, “ said Mr. Timbul. Lecturer of Fine art Faculty, IndonesiaArts Institut, Yogyakarta, said, in addition tro Kyai Song, there is also a figure of pottery craftsman named Mbah Jembuk alias Soikromo (1935). He pioneered the concept of change updates of pottery crea-


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tions than just a household appliance into a craft that attracted the attention of the Dutch. New works just like an angel, tiger, and Loro Blonyo get the attention of the Government of the Netherlands. In 1935 the Dutch government ever ordered the tiger statues and put them in the dams as a marker that the building was made by them. Ceramic works of angel sculpture, which appeared around the year of 1935 was the influence of western thought, and even it was believed to be affected by the creators -- the Dutch artist. Then around the year of 1974 Sapto Doyo, Sulaiman, Hidayat and lecturers colleage of the Academic of Indonesia Fine Art Yogyakarta developed some kind of “piggy bank (where the save-red) in a variety of models; horses, chickens, and so forth. By Sapto Doyo then taught the people how to make clay accessories made from wax technique. He gave the nogokukilo design learned from Japan. In addition there was also the work of artists, Sulaiman, was not less important as Sapto.

Even they travelled in Jakartato exhibite their works. From there Kasongan began to be known by the unique crafts of pottery, firmed the owners of Kasongan Timboel Ceramics, Timbul Raharjo. In the middle of the 1980’s many people who came to Kasongan to order it. And the results of the work of local artists of Kasongan were also not far behind the others. It was not only from the clay craft but also kinds of ceramics. The creativity that was finally making Kasongan Tourist village became one of the export-import art crafts people outside Yogyakarta, and to various countries in the world.Bottom of Form

Sub-village of Art When entering the KasonganTourist village, you will be greeted with knickknacks artwork from local communities. One of the icons of interest is the statue of Loro Bonyo. Almost all angles of KasonganTourist village adorned with a pair of bride statues that is Loro Blonyo. This statue is believed by the residents would give a fortune if it is placed in the home. We can see this sculpture in various poses. The statue was first introduced by Loro Blonyo Gallery adopted from the bride’s statue of SultanPalace, Joko Nugroho said, one of the statues craftsman in the sub-village of Kajen, 500 meters away from the Kasongan sub-village. In talks with Mr. Joko, his artwork of statues areordered by many enthusiasts. Whether it is from gallery owners in Yogyakartaor from abroad.”Yes, brother. In the tourist villageof Kasongan, the most legendary statue is Loro Blonyo. But there are also tourists who bring a duplicate statue from Indonesia and asked me to make it fit its original form, “Joko said while arranging dozens of sculptures and accessories fauna into the pit furnace. Mr. Joko story, when Yogyakarta and Central Javawas shaken by earthquake few years ago, the village artisans of Art Kasongan experience a loss of approximately

USD 25 billion. Yet people worked hard continue to rebuild as before. The condition has been recovered, the people continue generating creative economy through creative craft resources so that Kasongan again become one significantly crowded Tourist village. The number of craftsmen in Kasongan is approximately 581 people. The average visitors to the Tourist villageof Kasongan is about 5 large buses / day. If each carried 30 people there are around 150 visitors per day, not to mention those come by private vehicles and others. Within a month the visitors coming to the village were about 7500 people. So it is quite a lot. The home industry in the subvillage of Kasongan is 581 families. Usually if there is a family of 5 people then there are around 2905 the craftsmen. About the turnover of each month,KasonganTourist village is able to export an average of 40 containers with a value Rp.80.000.000,- While the impression of tourists that the village is lack of supporting infrastructure. For example, if the road was still dusty in the dry season. Environments such as rivers appear dirty because people throw rubbish on the banks of the river. There is also a sugar industry of which the waste disposal was irregular, causing the river water becomes dirty. This fact will obviously affect the beauty of art, city of industry, and the creative city of Kasongan. “It needs to maintain the awareness of the residents to maintain environment, in order to comfort tourists visiting the Tourist villageof Kasongan,” the message from Chairman of the PotteryCraftsmen Society of Tourist villageof Kasongan, Timbul Raharjo. Domi Desse lewuk.

We can see this sculpture in various poses. The statue was first introduced by Loro Blonyo Gallery adopted from the bride’s statue of SultanPalace

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weather that morning was cool, though it was already 10:00 am. Black clouds still covered the sky lip of Yogyakarta city. Vast stretches of rice fields, rice stalks stand straight the weight the burden of rice grains that begin to turn yellow. Sparrows were flying over to the yellow rice grains. After about 30 minutes away by motor bike from the Klitian market (center of secondhand goods) Wirobrajan, Yogyakarta, the author finally arrived at the tourist complex of GrandPuriWaterPark, 9.5 miles, Gabus Art Market, Bantul. “This is our atmosphere here. Early in the morning was busy with visitors who want to go for recreation”, said Mr. Dewo Jono, the Manager of the Grand Puri WaterPark, Yogyakarta welcomed the arrival of the authors. Dewo Jono,explained that the development process of GrandPuriWaterPark tourist area was built in 3rdFrebuari 2010 and finished May 2011. The grand opening was carried out by the Regent of Bantul and Yogyakarta Tourism Department officials in late May 2011. This tourist area is of ​​1.5 hectares: 1

hectar is for a swimming pool equipped with various facilities, while 0.5 hectar is for parking area, said the friendly smiling man. The development process took three-

phases. “In this first phase we had to make four pools: Swimming-pool for Toddlers, Olympic Swimming-pool, Current Swimming-pool and recipient swimming

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Children are taught how to skate, swim, and do attractions that are properly aligned with the field of games available.

pool. Equipped with Food Court which provides a variety of Indonesian food menu will add special interest. In the future, GrandPuriWaterPark will be one of the interesting destinations. Because the phase-II development it will be developed WavesSwimming, boomerang games and other water sports activities. In the stage-III, it will also be developed by some cottages for residential, characterized by a special types. GrandPuriWaterPark is a company focused on the areas of water recreation facilities. Its strategic location is on Jalan Raya Parangtritis kilometer9.5, south of Bantul District, Yogyakarta. If the distance is calculated from the point of “0” in the tomb monumentof Yogyakartait is about 10 kilometers to the site. Transportation is easily accessible by all types of vehicles, including carriage (horse Cart). The Vision of Grand Puri Water Park Yogyakarta is “TO BE THE BEST DESTINATION ON CHILDREN RECREATION”. This vision can be

interpreted that the company wanted to provide recreational facilities for children with ‘education’worth. Each play area will be guided by professionals in their field. Children are taught how to skate, swim, and do attractions that are properly aligned with the field of games available. And hygiene is an urgent thing for the survival of every person. MISSION carried by Grand Puri Water Park Yogyakarta is a trend setter in the world of recreational vehicles, especially in Special Region of Yogyakarta. GPWP wants to be a profitable business enterprise, which has a different mixproduct, as well as having eligibility standards in the professional services for the tourism in Indonesia, particularly in the area of Sepecial Region of Yogyakarta.

gazebo, locker, outdoor and indoor shower, mosque, food courts, giftshop, etc.

Facilities

Recipientpool

Currently Grand Puri Water Park has many facilities including: 4 Main Swimming Pools, racing slide and water slide, spill buckets, water playground,

Recipient pool has a depth of 60-90 cm with an area of 3​​ 50 m². In the receiver pool, there are two (2) racing slide vehicle and a four (4) water slide with different heights.

Semi Olympic pool This pool has a depth of 1-1.5 m with a pool area of 481.25 m².

Toddlers pool This pool has a depth of 20-40 centimeters with an area of 3​​ 50 m². The Toddlers pool is facilitated with spilled bucket, a water playground and two water slides for children. This spill bucket attracted much attention, especially those who want to enjoy the waterfall. By the time the bucket is full of water, it spills by its own that looks like water-fall.

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Here water slide tower as is built tall as 12 meters. This area does present a pretty interesting game. Interested persons are mostly children, adolescents and adults.

of clear and beautiful water, it guaranteed refreshes your entire body. Water bend flow as it reminds us again of the most beautiful moment throughout our lives. Excellent!

Sea Horse massage

Restaurant

In this pool you can enjoy a sea horsemassage. Three colorful sea horse statues will be ready to massage your body with strong water shower. You can imagine how hale and hearty enjoy a massage with a sea horse shower. Visitors can also sit back and relax with the family on a timber ship that lies on the edge of this recipient pool. Imagine, kids can also enjoy board the ship to plunge from a wide recipient pool.

The restaurant is located outside the parking area of GrandPuriWaterPark. Beautiful natural ambience makes you feel good in tasting the menus which are mixed by Mas Fajar, the head chef of the restaurant. This location was deliberately not put together with the water tourist area. It’s right on the edge of Raka Parangtritis Road, about 50 yards roundabout Gabusan Art Market, Bantul, Yogyakarta. Any visitor who feels hungry after playing in the water in the pool water slide, they live the walk about 20 meters from the gates of the water garden pond. A variety of Indonesian specialties are available in this restaurant. To increase tourist visit to the city of

The water current pool Well, Free Flow has a depth of 1.35 meters by 2.75 meters wide and 175 meters long and the area of the pool is 577.25 square meters. The last pool is utilized by the majority of the travelers of all ages. Clear water and strong currents are quite capable of indulging every connoisseur of the current pool. Imagine, you can use a float with a size corresponding to the width of this current pool. By pampering your body in the stream

Yogyakarta, GrandPuriWaterPark continues to prepare adequate facilities. The goal is that visitors get the service in accordance with, educating value, as stated in the vision, mission statement of the company. Arfian Nugroho, marketing staff of the GrandPuriWaterPark explained, that it continues to strive to bring attractive games facilities which are comfortable for every visitor. The facilities in question are: Open Restaurant is in the form of circleGazebo, the Food Court is on the north of toddler pool, wash room for male and female, Loker and tire rental both single or double tires, there are 8 Rental Gazebos, there are 2 Outdoor shower located in the east and west of toddler pool, ATM, mosque, out bond events is next to the flows pool, he said. He explains, Yogyakarta is a city of Art and Culture and one of the biggest tourist destination after Bali. That’s why we still give priority to a culture as a form of heritage.

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Three colorful sea horse statues will be ready to massage your body with strong water shower. You can imagine how hale and hearty enjoy a massage with a sea horse shower.

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Clear water and strong currents are quite capable of indulging every connoisseur of the current pool.

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There are at least 5 values ​​must be interpreted by the manager that is: Belief in God Almighty, Togetherness become one big family, professional and focus on goals, Caring for the environment (Community Social Responsibility-CSR), and Concern for customer satisfaction, employee, owner or the ‘Triangle Concepts’, clearly Arfian Efforts in improving the comfort of visitors, currentlyGrandPuriWaterPark has several promotional programs and other infrastructure development. Since starting operations, PGWP continues to hold a number of events. These activities involve visitors of all ages: the race to the level of children and adolescents, such as drawing and coloring, fashion show and singing competition, said Arfian.

Entrance Ticket To Grand PuriWaterPark Weekdays Adult is IRD. 25,000, and Weekend Adult isIRD 30,000,. Alldayschildren, IRD. 20,000, - For those of you who want to rent a life jacket is also available complete on the rental site of water recreation. The Single Buoy prices pegged to the price of IRD, 5000, a double float only IRD

10,000 and Gazebo is IRD 25.000, For the paint Ball Package: Weekdays is IRD. 40,000 (including entrance fee) and weekend is IRD. 50,000 (including entrance fee). For all discount programs (other than Child Taplus BNI) and the use of Progress Voucher the adult price is applicable. Grand Puri Water Park Yogyakarta is supported by various business organizations such as Indosat, Kids Corner, MC.Kids, Kopitiam 51, ChildrenTaplusBNI, BMTM Center. Grand Puri Water Park still offers discounts to those who registered as a member or partner of the business units mentioned above and will get discount of 25%.

GPWP is the First Winner of Best Toilet Cleaner 2012 Toilet is a symbol of cleanliness. Toilet is also an important means for each dwelling and public utilities. GrandPuriWaterParkYogyakartais strongly maintaining hygiene for visitors. At least the idea incarnates the vision, mission of the water recreationcompany. The proof is in only a year operation, it

has earned significant achievements in the field of toilet cleanliness. Last April 2012, the Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism of Yogyakarta held Clean Toilet Contest at the Tourism Object in five districts and one municipality in the province of Yogyakarta. And after passing the assessment process from different points of cleanliness, the committee set a clean toilet Contest Winner 2012 won by the Grand Puri Water Park Road Parangtritis Km 9.5, Gabusan, Sewon, Bantul regency. To the winners of clean toilet contest 2012, Yogyakartahopes to spur tourism managers to continually improve services to tourists by improving the quality of the existing toilet. Still according to Sinang, the winners will get charters and coachingmoney. Dewa Jono said he was happy because his company is trusted by society and government. Due to the presence of such recreational units would positively impact the local economy. He appealed to every visitor in order to help pay attention to cleanliness and the surrounding environment. Without the support of visitors, the GrandPuriWaterParkwill not reach such an achievement Domi Desse Lewuk

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This euphoria, we respond positively. Due to the tourist village lift will automatically appear seven tourism awareness and charm. The goal is making the area more attractive and neat, so as to improve the welfare of local communities.

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Relies on the Strength of Local Wisdom

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, the term tourist village began to bloom in many places in Indonesia. It thus marks the creative community began to grow. They do not want to be drown in a breezy issues f ‘community economy’ falseprogram. So with all the limitations of natural resources, the Yogyakarta community want to show that nature is still enable them to live. One way is to develop the cool and beautiful rural nature.  Yogyakarta community has now developed approximately 120-tourist villages which are scattered in various villages. To determine the extent of the role of government in relation to the development of village tourism, Yogyakarta Tourism Magazine contributor, Domi Desse Lewuk interviewed PipoArokhmanuri, Head of Section ODTW (the object of a tourist attraction) of the Department of Tourism DIY. How the development of the tourist village now? Village tourism or the tourist village needs to be explained. Yogyakarta Special

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Region alone has four districts and one municipality: Gunungkidul, Bantul, Sleman, Kulonprogo and the Municipality of Yogyakarta. Regarding the management of the Tourist village is not the government but from people desire to raise the village or their village to be a tourist village. The government only function asfacilitators. This euphoria, we respond positively. Due to the tourist village lift will automatically appear seven tourism awareness and charm. The goal is making the area more attractive and neat, so as to improve the welfare of local communities. Incidentally DIY Tourism Department has sections in charge of institutional help to provide guidance to developers of rural actors and tourist village in the province of Yogyakarta. What are fostered? The aspect needs to be fostered, among others are the management of tourism management, how to guide the visitors, maintain cleanliness, safety, and all the associated comfort, and satisfac-

tion of tourists when visiting tourist sites. Currently there are about 120 location of tourist villageor sub-village in Yogyakarta.Among those locations, we have to check which ones are going well, well established, active and qualified. With so enthusiastic people to make their village as a village and tourist center, then we also have to know the extent of its development. How many tourist villages have been supported? To determine the development of the tourist village,


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Yogyakarta Provincial Government organized such contests either in the district level, as well as provincial level. From the results it can be known which one is ready or which is not yet, which is just learning and so on. In 2010 the tourist village Kebon Agung of Imogiri District, Bantul won Third Placein

the National level. Their activities took place in the tourist village of Tegalarum, Sleman. Then in 2011 the activities were not implemented because it is associated eruption of MountMerapi, of which two locations in the tourist village of Cangkringan, Sleman, the Tourist village Petung, Kepuharjo, Cangkringan disappeared stockpiled with cold lava. Then touris village compatition in 2012, the nomination will be submitted by each district, not under the choise of the province. What sort of Tourist village concept? If the terms of the development, we (the Department of Tourism DIY) always advise people to keep exploring the local potential it has. Do not imitate to develop the potentials that do not exist in the village, because it will be difficult also not appropriate to confuse even the local community. Some examples, the District of Kulonprogo hasgeblek food, yes it is still improved. Gunungkidul has tiwul peculiar (read: processed food from cassava), and in the community began to raise local Slemankerafan, from fruits. There are bark chips, sauce of kentos (seed) bark, fruits are burned and boiled with its own

flavor. And it seems to me incredible creative community. Because maybe, other areas have the same raw material, but in terms of different processing techniques, it is also different. The question, whose name is local knowledge that is the strength of the attraction of others (visitors). What about the response of the tourism industry? From the response of the tourism industry, usually the tourist villages become a tourist destination for travel agents. Therefore, if you ask the response from tourism industry, it must be very good. One example for instance, there are villages which organizecultural attractions, such as batik, it is also part of an education for visitors since they are able to learn to make batik. There are tourist attractions specifically come to learn the dances and developing countries.   What kind of future development of Tourist village? The hopeof each manager is to maintain cultural tourist village “local wisdom� that exists. Because then people get interested and want to visit the tourist village. Nowadays, so much potential that tourism can be developed by the Yogyakarta, especially the areas of tourism. It is interesting to the potential of tourism in the province is not only a historical tour, culture, religion, and nature, but there is also the tourism industry to improve the welfare of the community. One example is Kasongan tourist village, in Bantul. Here there are different types of crafts people: accessories, accessories made of clay, wood, bamboo, ceramics, and others. However, it now depends on the willingness of society to the discipline; maintain the cleanliness of the environment, nature and its surroundings have to stay awake, do not just take its natural course content, but it must be treated in order to remain beautiful, clean, neat, and attractive. ***

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ten years ago as an accommodation in graceful concept with the theme of a royal house, Abian Biu is currently completing a hotel transformation. This tramsformation also brings a new name to the accommodation – Abian Biu Mansion – to commence its operation in Desember 2012. The primer renovation to the Abian Biu lies in the concept in the central theme of Abian Biu Manson. The Peranakan Culture of coastal area has now become the background of the Abian Biu Manson, making this unique accommodation a cultural destination to manifest the coastal Peranakan culture of the archipelago. The coastal Peranakan is a symbol of accultyration of culture and multicultural precess throught marriages betewee the Chinese ethnic and the Indonesian population living in the coastal area of the archipelago since centuries ago. These from of marriages did not only from a newculturebut also created a marriage of cultures that enriches the diversity of the archipelago. As a result of this,we now can take delightin a graet variety of food and culinary, traditions, fabrics, music, and other kind of arts. Abian Biu Mansion encapsulates the

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coastal Peranakan decorated restaurant in very special ambiance offer you the veryrich culinary of the Peranakan. Our 12 rooms availabel at Abian Biu Mansion bears the theme of Peranakan as found in the coastalareasof the archipelago such as Palembang, Lasem, Cirebon, Pekalongan, Semarang, Tuban, and Singaraja. Each of these areas carries its own specific cultural attribute that is adopted as Abian Biu Mansion’s special identity. The owner of Abian Biu Mansion, Yoseph interostingly reiterates “For us the Archipelago Coasstal Peranakan is much more than a theme of decoration or ornaments one finds at our premises. At the Abian Biu Mansion we want to share the spirit of diversity in the life of our nation.”Further, he says “In addation to that exotic blend of culture, we make sure that our management is based on very genuine and sincere Indonesian hospitality which is full of

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Cuisine Conceptualized in a graceful retro style like a kedai (small Stall), with touches of fantastic decor with eating utensil that really bring unique mood and nuances, Bian Yue presents the art of fine dining whthin the Culture of Peranakan China.

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the intheried tradition of the Yues, Bian yue is more than a restaurant that carries Chinese cooking. More than a place for customer to step over, eat and go, Bian Yue offers a life style – a fusion of modernity and traditional to the next level. Conceptualized in a graceful retro style like a kedai (small Stall), with touches of fantastic decor with eating utensil that really bring unique mood and nuances, Bian Yue presents the art of fine dining whthin the Culture of Peranakan China. But, what is it that is so special about Bian Yue that setes it apart from other Chinese restaurant on the island ? Well, firstly, at Bian Yue, you do not only savor Chinise food because you are hungry. This graceful and chic kedai is where one can spoil one’s plate eith sumptuous and luxurious cuisine of the Yue Chinese

Te authentic cuisine with aroma of the clear broth from the signature menu called laksa ala Bian Yue will take you to experience the taste of the past shared by the explorertraders from China who made the archipelago home and thus cross culture between Chinese and indigenous, especially in Palembang and costal area of Java was born.

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Peranakan inherited from one neighbouring countries as well as international tourists, not just to try something new. They come to Bian Yue to savour high class Chinese culinary with a total committed service ala a manor – to immerse in the unforgettable delight of plate. Therefore, the authentic cuisine with aroma of the clear broth from the signature menu called laksa ala Bian Yue will take you to experience the taste of the past shared by the explorer-traders from China who made the archipelago home and thus cross culture between Chinese and indigenous, especially in Palembang and costal area of Java was born. With an atmosphere like the Chinese Peranakan manor house, amindst the Chinese ambiance and music of the past that he always nostslgically longs for, Mr. Yue shares with us a great collection of ancestral origins of Chinese Peranakan


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This is indeed an international culinary but inffluenced and presented in Chinese style prepared by Bian Yue’s cfeff who is not only experienced and talented but also in Chinese cultunary world. delight – nasi ayam Hainan ala Yue lau pan (poiached chiken with fragrant rice and condiments) – an authentic proof of an acculturation between the sea fearing Chinese and indigenous agrarian culture. Following that, the hokkien mee ala yue thai-thai, long fried yelloe and white rice noodles with prawns, squid and veggie, picked from the Chinese ornamented bowl with a pair of chopstick that end up warmly and softly in our mouth, is unforgettable by noodle lovers anywhere. Not less out this world is ayam buah keluak ala yue poh (braside chiken with grandma spice,prawn kluak ball and steam and steam rice). Quality meat lovers can satisfy their plate with braised pork belly ala yue yei – a favorite dish of the late grandfather of Mr. Yue and the beef ala yue ie (spicy stwewed beef ). Dining at Bian is indeed an unforgettable and mouth-watering experience. With his Chinese Peranakan background, Mr. Yue is a figure who is culturally sensitive. His expousure a diversified culture – that from a melting pot – has encouraged him to treat diffrent appetites from different culture. His luxurious Pan Asia cuisine

includes: tomyam prwan linguine, fettucccine carbonara, grillird swordfish, sesame crusted tuna, crispy skin salmon, Morrocan chiken breasts, thai duck curry, grilled ribe eye steak serta pan seered beef tenderloin. This is indeed an international culinary but inffluenced and presented in Chinese style prepared by Bian Yue’s cfeff who is not only experienced and talented but also in Chinese cultunary world. Mr. Yues 20 year stay in Bali has made his fine dining endeavour rich with Bali history. Thourgh its architecture, name of lounges and its philosophy, Bian Yue is accentuated a fusion of Chinese and Bali – a reminder that the island was once a shelter ffor a Chinese priencess. Uniquley constructed with red bricks, accentuated with windows and doors giving it high class impression with ornaments- white squareson the upper part and phoenix underneath it furnished with teakwood tabels and chairs ala Chinese high court, the architeecture of Bian Yue, conceptualized by Mr. Yue with a consultation with a top-notch Asian interior designer, exudes traditional and trendy atmosphere. Vol. 1 No. 1

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