Serokadan customary village, Apuan, Susut, is not only famous for its natural and pristine potential. The area adjacent to Apuan village also has a cultural heritage in the form of Candri Manik Temple and a number of the other arts remaining to survive am
Beautiful charm of the underwater biodiversity was introduced to tourists through a photography exhibition entitled the “Underwater Paradise.” The exhibition held in conjunction with the fifteenth Nusa Dua Fiesta (NDF) presented 50 photos in multiple sizes.
Those best photos were the selected works immortalized by five local and international photographers and exhibited on October 2-5 in the Nusa Dua Peninsula. Each photographer exhibited 10 pieces of work. The fivephotographers comprised the renowned photographer in the country and overseas. They were William Tan (Singapore), Indra Swari Wonowidjojo (Singapore), Hendra Tan (Bandung), Sangut Santosa and Adrianto Mulia (Denpasar). The exhibition initiated by the Coral Reef Foundation of Nusa Dua was also filled with a talk show.
Chairwoman of the Festival Committee, Pariama Hutasoit, said the photographers wanted to show to NDF visitors that the underwater scenery is very beautiful. “Behind the success to capture the underwater beauty, in fact the picture taking is also full of challenges and risks because the undersea currents can sometimes become a threat to divers,” she said.
According to Pariama, other than introducing the underwater paradise, the exhibition is also an effort to preserve the coral reefs. Moreover, the sea of Nusa Dua having 210 species of reef fish should be conserved. “Many efforts have been carried out to preserve our coral reefs,” she added. (BTN/015)
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