Attraction of Balinese culture has embedded in the heart of Chinese tourists. It was expressed by Mr. Leo, a tourist from of Zhong Guo, Yunnan, Lijiang, who brought his family to take a trip for some two weeks in Bali. “Balinese culture made me and family absorbed. We really enjoyed the cultural appeal of the community,” said Mr. Leo in the dinner hosted by the family of former Chairman of the Indonesian Tourist Guide Association (HPI) Bali, I Gusti Gede Kompyang Pujawan, Tuesday, not long ago in a Chinese food restaurant on Jalan Teuku Umar Denpasar. Mr. Leo claimed to have traveled to Bali Island for three times.
As soon as returning home from Bali, he always got a memorable experience. Spectacle of traditional Balinese performance always brought in special memories. Balinese hospitality was also revealed to have touched his heart. Bali scenery in various tourist attractions also amazed him after returning to his country. Then, magnificent view of Tanah Lot Beach was praised as a thrilling attraction. “Balinese people are so friendly. I even have a good relationship to Mr. Pujawan and family. I stayed for a week in his inn, Bali Yuai, located on Jalan Satelit in Denpasar. The hospitality was felt up to this day.
“My relationship and family to Mr. Pujawan has been like a family. It is the evidence of friendliness offered by Balinese people,” he said when accompanied by a Mandarin-speaking tour guide and interpreter, Nyoman Riswan Pertama Putra. According to Kompyang Pujawan, the dinner for guests of his family spending holidays in Bali was a common tradition for years. According to this senior figure of the Denpasar-Fukuoka Brotherhood, it was not just showing the hospitality, but also a sincere service to anyone.
“Moreover, it is related to Balinese cultural tourism being popular with the impression of hospitality of the community,” added Kompyang Pujawan accompanied by his wife, Ida Dwi Ratna, and three of his four children, namely Gung Intan, Gung Mas and Gung De. (BTN/kmb)