The Regent of Badung, Anak Agung Gde Agung, accompanied by Secretary of Badung Regency, Kompyang R. Swandika, attended the exhibition entitled Cultural Landscape of Bali Province at Long Pavilion of Taman Ayun Temple, Mengwi, Badung, Thursday (Nov 22). The event was commenced with the presentation of Sekar Jepun Dance performed by the dancers of Badung Regency at the Wantilan Hall of local temple. It was also attended by all the heads of regional working unit (SKPD) in the Badung Regency, headmen, chief of customary village, community leaders and members of the Subak Mengwi.
Meanwhile, the Head of Bali Culture and Tourism Agency, Ketut Suastika, doubling as committee chairman officially opened the Cultural Landscape of Bali Province exhibition. In his speech, Suastika said the exhibition was intended for synchronization and notification to the community regarding the existence and location of the cultural heritage owned by the Island of Bali. “Basically, this cultural heritage can still be maintained and become our responsibility for the future generations,” he said.
The Regent Gde Agung conveyed it was the yield of struggle for Balinese cultural wisdom over 12 years made through good synergy and cooperation of all the components. Similarly, it was also supported by relentless struggle of the whole society as well as the presence of irrigation system and subak organization. As a manifestation of the Tri Hita Karana philosophy, the subak organization becoming a regional unity including the Ulun Danu Temple, Pakerisan Watershed, Catur Angga Batukaru and the Taman Ayun area had become the world cultural heritage. It was expected to be well maintained for the sake of the sustainability of Bali. The event was continued with a ribbon cutting by the Head of Bali Culture Agency, Ketut Suastika, accompanied by Regent Gde Agung. (BTN/kmb)