Have you got a trip to Taman Nusa on last Galungan holiday? If you have not, try to make a visit to this unique place. It is situated on Jalan Taman Bali, Blahpane Klod hamlet, Sidan village, Gianyar County. It is approximately 45 minutes’ drive from Denpasar. Here, visitors can see replicas of the works of Indonesian society from prehistoric to modern times, museum and craft exhibitions. The most unique is the traditional house of Indonesia from Sabang to Merauke. Special for Galungan holiday, tourists could not only see the magnificent panorama of tropical nature of Indonesia. But, they could also see interesting entertainment filled with the richness of the Indonesian culture, customs and arts at cheaper ticket price.
Public Relations - HR & GA, I Gede Panca Buana Karya, said that Galungan was a special moment in Taman Nusa. At that time, tourists could watch the art of entertainment presented in the form of dances and traditional music such as legong and bleganjur gamelan music. Most interestingly, there was also a uniquely designed Pasar Senggol. “This market is held in the cafeteria of Taman Nusa. The products on display are Balinese food like twisted satay, lawar delicacy, chicken betutu and traditional snacks,” said the friendly man. The presence of the art attractions and Pasar Senggol, explained Panca Buana, was a way to introduce the Indonesian culture and dishes. “This Pasar Senggol is held at the cafeteria adjacent to the dance stage area. So, tourists can enjoy a meal while watching the dance,” he said.
Panca Buana conveyed the number of visitors during the holidays was very crowded and even exceeded the target. “Our target ahead of Galungan and Kuningan is 1,000, but at that time it could reach 1,500 visitors. Even, those who came for the first time can surround the objects all day. It means the people’s curiosity about the culture of Indonesia is very high. It is an exciting thing for Taman Nusa,” he said. The visitors who came, explained Panca Buana, were not only local visitors but also students and foreign visitors. “Foreign visitors are mostly from Europe and Australia, while the locals are mostly from Gianyar, Klungkung, Karangasem and Denpasar. Meanwhile, the students are dominated by the elementary through high schools. Even, recently a group of students from the University of Ganesha Education, Singaraja also made a visit,” he said.
Panca Buana added that Pasar Senggol and unique show were not only organized on Galungan but also on other holidays such as Kuningan, Chinese New Year, Christmas, Eid and other holidays. “This tourist attraction also has an art gallery, so there is always a dance studio of traditional music and Indonesian dance daily doing practice of the Saman, Jaipong, Legong, Tortor, Reog Ponorogo and much more. Hopefully, the Taman Nusa could become the object of recreation and education for the community to better appreciate the culture, art and the wealth of nature in Indonesia,” he hoped. (BTN/ocha)