Activities of the Miss World will be held in Indonesia precisely in Nusa Dua, Bali, on September 8, 2013. Such international event is expected to become the promotion of culture, since Bali has a natural beauty, hospitality of its people and cultural preservation becoming a tourist attraction.
“We expect the appearance of Miss World participants can be adjusted to Balinese culture such as in the matter of beach fashion by wearing Balinese sarong,” said the Regent of Badung, AA Gde Agung, while receiving the Organizing Committee of the Miss World, Adjie S. Soeratmadjie, Tuesday (Jun 25).
Regent Gde Agung said that aside from serving as a tourism promotion event, the Miss World was also a part of the Meeting, Incentive, Conference, and Exhibition (MICE) tourism. “On that account, the Badung County government strongly supports the Miss World event,” he said.
Badung government and the society were very dependent on tourism sector. Of course, of the Badung regional budget worth IDR 2.8 trillion this year, with the regionally generated revenue (PAD) valued at IDR 1.8 trillion, as much as IDR 2.3 trillion sourced from the hotel and restaurant tax. “Tourism has provided such a great contribution to the Badung revenue,” he added.
Meanwhile, Adjie S. Soeratmadjie said that Miss World would be followed by 142 countries including Indonesia as the host. The participants began arriving on September 2-5, staying at Bali Nirwana Resort (BNR) Tabanan. On September 6, the Miss World participants would move to Westin Resort and then on September 7-8 all the participants would attend a golf tournament at the BNR, while the opening ceremony would be held on September 8 night.
Miss World participants would stay in Bali until September 14 and continue to Yogyakarta for visiting Borobudur and Yogyakarta Palace. For the selection, there would be some assessments conducted as social concerns of the participants in their respective countries, skill contest in the field of sports and beach fashion. “In this beach fashion, we oblige the participants to put on Balinese sarong, so that it denies if the event is synonymous with the use of beach bikini,” he said while adding that the event would be broadcast live and relayed by 140 countries. (BTN/015)