Hundreds of jeep lovers from various regions in Indonesia tried to explore the coastal terrain in Tabanan. They were coalesced into the Jeep Owner Community of Indonesian (JKOI) passed through the remarkably unique areas such as Yeh Gangga Beach (Tabanan), Klecung Beach and East Selemadeg rural areas.
The activity entitled “Family Rally and Fun Bali Bromo Off-road Expedition lasted for four days and was also present at the Eka Karya Bali Botanical Garden at Bedugul. The entourage was received by the Regent of Tabanan, Ni Putu Eka Wiryastuti, Monday (May 26). The event was also attended by Deputy Regent of Tabanan Komang Gede Sanjaya, Chairman of the Tabanan Social Movement (GST) I Made Dwi Suputra and the elements of the county leadership council.
A member of the JKOI from Bali, AA Arimbawa, said that the JK Bali was established 2 years ago. Other than moving in the automotive field, it also engaged in social activities such as planting trees. “I hope this event will provide positive benefits for communities and organizations as well as serve as a role model,” he said.
The organization, he added, was also expected to become a role model having a good and correct driving ethics. Apart from exploring the beauty of the fields in Tabanan, it was also intended as a means of gathering and friendship among the participants from all over Indonesia. “We will provide examples and good ethics in driving. So, the organization is able to reduce the rate of accidents on the highway,” he explained.
Similar opinion was also expressed by another JKOI, Sri Hascaryo. He felt to be flattered by the appreciation given by the Tabanan government and GST. “We are grateful to the regent over a very festive welcome. Hopefully, this positive activity could take place on an ongoing basis,” he added.
The Regent of Tabanan, Eka Wiryastuti, said the use of Tabanan region as the venue of the Bromo Bali Off-road Expedition posed an honor because it could introduce the beautiful Tabanan town along with the overlay of paddy fields. “Make this moment an event to see the beautiful scenery owned by Tabanan,” she said.
This organization, she explained, could be getting closer and working together with the Tabanan government, particularly the GST which was also engaged in the automotive and social activities. Regent Eka then expressed her gratitude to the JKOI for the assistance in the form of cash worth IDR 10 million and tree seedlings intended for the orphanage existing in Tabanan. (BTN/015)