Lovina Festival taking place for three days became the main attraction for the participants of the Sail Indonesia. A total of 50 yachts participating in the Sail Indonesia came from 12 countries and were always present to witness every art presentation. “The scheduled art performances are always thronged by the participants of the Sail Indonesia,” said the Head of Buleleng Culture and Tourism Agency, Ketut Warkadea, on the sidelines of the closing session, Saturday (Sep 27).
Aside from the art performance, the culinary and SMEs both were always visited by many foreign travelers and the people of Buleleng. A participant representative of the Sail Indonesia, Jane from New Zealand, claimed to enjoy every art performance made during the Lovina Festival. “Apparently, the Northern Bali is rich in the art and culture. So, we love and want to travel longer here,” she said.
Trekking path passing through the Alas Kedaton tourist attraction to paddy fields and Kukuh villages will soon be realized. The work starts from the making of revetment and installation of paving block. “This path will start to be worked in mid-December 2014,” said Kukuh headman, I Ketut Budiarta, amidst the measurements of the path, recently.
Monkey Forest Ubud is now equipped with an animal clinic, a place to care for sick or injured monkeys. When any monkeys or other animals get injured, they will be taken into the clinic to get treatment. “Monkeys are playing important role in the monkey forest so that it is attempted to make them always healthy,” said Operations Manager of Monkey Forest Ubud, Nyoman Buana.
Plak..., plak plak ... .plak dung, dung ... plak. It is the evocative sound of Balinese percussion. Beautiful women wrapped in traditional attires were dancing while showing off friendly smile. Before the spectators, they spread fragrant flowers as welcome gesture. Visitors mostly consisting of foreign travelers were made so happy. “Um ... good ... good ... it is very nice,” commented one of them.
It is the atmosphere at the opening of the Legian Beach Festival (LBF) VIII taking place on Legian Beach, Thursday (Aug 28). The tourism promotion did not only display a variety of Balinese arts and cultures, but also those of other regions from outside Bali. This year, the LBF lasted for four days (Aug 28-31). “Festival activities reflect positive enthusiasm to promote the uniqueness of each region in Indonesia,” said Chairman of the Organizing Committee, Nyoman Sarjana.
Other than improving service quality and beautifying the area, the Tanah Lot tourist attraction also has surefire ways to attract a greater number of visitors. One of them is by providing happy hours. “This activity serves as a form of appreciation to visitors that have chosen Tanah Lot as their destination,” said Operations Manager of Tanah Lot, Toya Adnyana, recently.
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