The world’s elite runners showed off their agility in the Bali Highway Half-Marathon in Nusa Dua, Sunday (Nov 17). Aside from breaking record, the marathon run involving more than 1,000 runners was also a moment of traveling. Kenyan runners won all the champions. For men’s category in the marathon run, the first place was achieved by Karithi Daniel Stepent Kuria with the time record of 30:47, second place went to Murindi Onemus (31:02) and third place to Ruto Kipkogei (31:21). Meanwhile, for women’s category, the first champion was won by Carolyne Chepkwony with the time record of 37:28 minutes, second winner by Sally Chelaget (28:32) and third winner by Njihia Anna (46:11).
Harbor Beach (Pantai Pelabuhan) is known as one of the historic attractions in West Bali. The beach located in a strategic area of Pekutatan subdistrict is also known as Jukung Beach. It happened because most of the people near the tourist object have the livelihood as fishermen. In the east side of the beach stands a monument of National Hero, Lieutenant Colonel I Gusti Ngurah Rai, with some soldiers, while above the monument follows a statue of sharpened bamboo weapon. Uniquely, this monument is not commonly made because it resembles a traditional boat.
Echo Beach is one of famous surfing spot in Bali. It offers the big and powerfull wave that really good for surfing lover. The beatiful panomara of this beach showing the coastel beach with white sand from Seminyak Beach to the west untill Echo Beach. Uniquely, the situation is not crowded as other beaches, it makes the place favorited by mostly foreigners to enjoy surfing and explore the amazing wave. Moreover, it is a romantic beach to see the beauty of sunset.
Echo beach is located in Canggu Village, Kerobokan Subdistrict, Badung Regency. To go to this beach, the touris can use motorcyle. It only spends 35 menutes from Airfort Ngurah Rai or 25 menutes from capital city Denpasar. This beach is very strategic surfing points where the location only 5 km from Kuta Beach. Beside that, it is very close with other famous surfing sport like Berawa Beach, Batu Bolong Beach and Pererenan Beach.
MENGESTA village is not only beautiful to look at because of its cool nature, but also famous for challenging adventure by using all-terrain vehicle (ATV). The adventurers from different parts of the world are used to conquer the winding and steep route. Even, once spending holidays on the island, they try more than once because it is really absorbing. One of the operators offering this kind of adventure at this location is Bali By Guard. It is located at Kedampal hamlet, Mengesta village, Penebel subdistrict, Tabanan, or about 45 km northwest of Denpasar. By riding the ATV tourists are invited to explore the countryside, see terraced rice fields as well as local cultural activities.
Riding the ATV here requires a technique and intelligence to complete each route. At least, there are four routes where each of which has its own uniqueness. The route passes through the village in the midst of the activities of local residents, muddy subak area with terraced rice fields, moor and river with swift streams. It is really spurring the adrenaline. Activities of rural people become the companion on the way because almost all the people are friendly and nice. They include the local farmers cultivating the farmland. The distance to be covered is more than 5 km and may take about 1.5 hours to 2 hours with three stopovers.
More than 5,000 bikers graced the fun bike entitled the fifth Tour De Village in conjunction with the 47th anniversary of the Inna Grand Bali Beach (IGBB), Sunday (Oct 13). Biking hobbyists comprising children, teenagers and parents seemed very cheerful as beautiful as the sunny morning. Participants of the fun bike were released at 07:00 a.m. by the Mayor of Denpasar, Ida Bagus Rai Dharma Wijaya Mantra, together with the Chairperson of the Inna Grand Bali Beach management team, IGK Ayu Ariani, and accompanied by Chairman of the Organizing Committee, Ketut Suarnata.
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