strengthening the balinese cultural events

Preserving Balinese culture has become a priority that continues to be pursued. Various cultural events are held almost throughout the year, from events that highlight the preservation of tradition to events for the development of modern art, contemporary art, and innovative art.

coral reef conservation at north bali

Beaches in the North Bali area with black sand framed by blue skies and clear seas with well preserved coral reefs. Beautiful coral reefs can be enjoyed by snorkeling near the beach.The widest shallow coral reef area in Bali which is easy to enjoy, considering the sea currents are relatively safe and calm. The interesting thing is the coral reefs in this area are professionally maintained and conserved. Local people in this area, have a high awareness of the preserving the natural wealth in their village. Coral reefs located on the coastline where there are many hotels, designated as fishing-free areas and are only intended for ecotourism purposes.

governor of bali, koster issued three governor regulations for culture and bali nature conservation

 Denpasar- In situation of Covid-19 pandemic, Governor of Bali, Wayan Koster still consistently concerned on culture and nature conservation. It was proven by issuing Governor Regulation number 25 in Year 2020 regarding Protection of temple, pratima (purified symbol) and religious symbol, Governor Regulation number 24 in Year 2020 concerning Lake, Water spring, river and sea as well as Governor Regulation number 26 in Year 2020 regarding the Security System of Integration Environment Based on Traditional Village (SIPANDU BERADAT). Thus, it revealed when Governor, Koster announced the issue of three Governor Regulations which aimed to maintain and preserve values of Balinese local wisdom on Saturday (10/7) in the official house of Governor of Bali, Jayasabha, Denpasar. Governor, Koster was also accompanied by Secretary of Bali Province, Dewa Made Indra, Bendesa Agung of customary village assembly, Ida Pengilisir Agung Putra Sukehet, the head of PHDI Bali, I Gusti Ngurah Sudiana and the head of customary village advancement office, I Gusti Agung Ketut Kartika Jaya Seputra and Penyarikan Agung of customary village assembly, I Ketut Sumarta. According to the most important person in Bali, Governor Regulation concerning protection of temple and Pratima (purified symbol) aimed at protecting Hindu holy shrine from damage, thievery, desecration and trespass on religious symbol. This regulation also aimed at facilitating prevention and countermeasures the damage, destruction of temple pratima  (purified symbol) and Hindu religious symbol with sekala –niskala (the seen-unseen)” , he explained to the media. Governor continued the protection of temple, pratima (purified symbol), and religious symbol was implemented by inventory, security, maintenance, rescue and publication. Meanwhile, the security of the temple was conducted by Pengempon Pura(group of society who were responsible to manage the holy shrine / temple) that cooperate with traditional village and local government. The security of the temple was conducted by preserving the existence of temple which had historical value and cultural heritage. Therefore, I hoped that Pengempon Puraand local community participated proactively in informing the existence of the temple which had historical value or presumed cultural heritage to the relevant agency, he asked.    

strengthening and developing balinese culture, bali government issuing regional law no 4 year 2020

Denpasar – Balinese culture is unique and has precious value that inherited from ancestor which is implemented by Balinese people from generation to generations. The existence of this culture is needed to be strengthen and be developed accordance to the development vision of Bali  Governtment Nangun Sat Kerthi Loka Bali. Considering this, Government of Bali issued Regional Law, Number 4 year 2020 about Strengthening and Developing of Balinese Culture. The regulation is consisting of 20 chapters and 81 articles were launched by Governor of Bali Wayan Koster at Balai Karangasem, Museum Bali, Denpasar, on Wednesday (7/16).  Governor Koster said that the regulation was arranged and prepared from a long time seriously. “Prepared for long time. Once I was appointed as a governor, among the priority program as the implementation of vision program Nangun Sat Kerthi Loka Bali” he said. Then Governor Koster said that strengthening and developing  Balinese Culture is  to anticipate the dynamics societies changing locally, nationally and globally, impacting to the existence of Balinese Culture and its development. It’s as well strengthening national Culture and return Bali as the center of world civilization or Bali Padma Bhuwana. “The main wealth of Bali is the culture, so that there  should be a regulation to strengthen and to protect the culture itself,” he stressed. The number one people of Bali added that the purposes of the regulation are to be guidelines of strengthening the identity of Balinese people, covering the values of culture, developing culture to increase cultural resilience and Bali cultural contribution to the world civilization, nurturing culture in individual lives, societies and bodies, and to increasing welfare and the harmony of Bali societies life order in niskala (unseen world) – sekala (seen world). “This regulation contain of the strengthening and developing of Balinese Culture. This is the implementation of the strength commitment and the Bali Government consistency to mainstreaming Balinese culture through the enhancement, protection, coaching, development, and the used of Bali Culture advancement, to concerned the holiness and the harmony of Balinese Nature”, he said. He added, Bali Government with the whole society component do cultural mainstreaming in all aspect of life. First, make the culture as the values source of character building, ethics, morals, ethics, and manners in community life order. Second, culture is a product of art. And the third, culture as the base of economic development and the source of community welfare. Governor Koster who is also the Head of DPD PDIP Bali said that a number of new point that is regulated in this Regional Bylaw. For instant, Ceraken Kebudayaan Bali is a system of integrated culture data management based on digital technology, Jantra Tradisi Bali is activity of cultural tradition appreciation for strengthening and developing local genius, traditional knowledge, traditional technology, traditional treatment, folk game, and traditional sports. Next, Festival Seni Bali Jani is a mode of modern art development, contemporary art, innovative art, and Perayaaan Kebudayaan Dunia as a culture diplomatic effort in world forum to return Bali as the center of world civilization or Padma Bhuwana.

eka karya bali botanic garden finally opened for new normal

Eka Karya Bali Botanic Garden was reopened for a public visit on Wednesday (7/22). The reopening refers to the Decree of the Head of LIPI Number 155 / F / 2020 concerning the Reopening of Botanical Gardens Services in the LIPI Environment with many visiting protocols. Eka Karya Bali Botanic Garden will be opened by implementing the health protocol. Besides, the Eka Karya Bali Botanic Garden will also implement a zero-phase with the provision of a quota limitation of 1,500 visitors at a time. "To be able to move to the next phase, the implementation of the zero-phase will be evaluated in stages. If it meets the new standards, it can implement the next phase by adding a visitor quota," Didit added. He said, his party had set up handwashing facilities without touch or touchless at several points in the garden area. However, it is recommended that visitors continue to bring their hand sanitizers. Eka Karya Bali Botanic Garden also serves ticket sales online through which is directly integrated with smartphones. Spraying disinfectants into public facilities such as toilets and lawn chairs is also done with frequency as often as possible.    Source :

become a pilot project, vice governor, cok ace optimistic the readiness of bali welcoming tourists

Denpasar - Making Bali as one of the pilot projects for implementing the protocol of  health, Cleanliness, Health Safety (CHS) in the tourism industry was supported by the Provincial Government of Bali. The Provincial Government is even very confident and optimistic about Bali's readiness to welcome tourists both domestic and international. This was said by Vice Governor of Bali Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati (Cok Ace) when he was a guest speaker on the Metro TV program directly via Skype Indonesia Town Hall connection with the theme 'New Way of Traveling', Monday (7/20). The tourism figure also through careful consideration, the Provincial Government had opened local activities in Bali from July 9 2020, of course by implementing health protocols. "We have started opening activities starting from July 5, 2020, after coordination and intensive meetings with the Regencies / Denpasar City Government. Of course, by looking at the conditions, "he explained. To strengthen the implementation of the Covid-19 health protocol and prevention protocol in the field, Bali Governor Wayan Koster has also issued Circular Letter No. 3355 of 2020 concerning "Protokol tatanan Kehidupan Era Baru" which regulates  hygiene standards especially in 14 sectors that must be obeyed. "As for the tourism sector itself, it's even more ahead. In addition to following the regulations and SOPs set by the government, the tourism sector also took the initiative to conduct an independent assessment, which includes the readiness of the tourism industry to welcome tourists, "he added. The assessment will assess the implementation of the Covid-19 health and prevention protocol, and the application of the CHS standard issued by WHO. "If all indicators have been fulfilled, certificate will be issued, as onne of media used for promotion to build the trus of customers," he explained in the event that presented the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, CEO of George Hendrata, Chairman of PHRI Indonesia Hariyadi B.S. Sukamdani, and Chairman of ASITA Indonesia Nunung Rusmiati. Regarding the handling of Covid-19, Vice Governor, Cok Ace also said that Bali was very good. This can be seen from the relatively low number of cases in Indonesia and the low fatality rate of around 1.58%. According to him, this can not be separated from good coordination between the government and the Customary Village. "We are working with the Indigenous Village to regulate the community, even various sanctions have been imposed by the local Village. In general, the Balinese are obedient, so we can reduce the number of cases, "he added. While in terms of sanctions by the government, the Puri Ubud figure stated the government's firmness for the violators. He gave an example like the organizer of mass yoga in the midst of a pandemic, the government immediately deported foreigners who organized it. "Actually the activities are good for health, but we must still uphold the rules so we act decisively," he added. Furthermore, regarding fears of a re-outbreak of the Covid-19 virus brought by foreign tourists, Vice Governor Cok Ace explained that he had taken preventative measures. "We have issued a Governor's Cilcular Letter regarding the protocol for the arrival of travelers from abroad. "The CL regulates various things that must be fulfilled such as statements and negative results of Covid-19," he explained. Meanwhile, to support foreign trust in Bali, he continued if the provincial government is increasing facilities, both in public and health facilities. "We added more of hospital beds, we improved Covid-19 handling facilities. It's not that we expect the number of cases to rise, we continue to prevent that. This is more to maintain the trust of tourists in the management of tourism in the middle of a pandemic in Bali, "he said. Previously the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut B. Pandjaitan said for the Covid-19 case in Indonesia it should not be seen globally, but seen from region to region. As with some Provinces or Regencies that are quite successful in handling this virus, and the center feels it is worthy of opening its tourism. "Like Bali, Jogja or Bintan Island. These regions are considered quite successful in handling Covid-19, so it is quite feasible to open up, "he explained. Especially now that the Covid-19 Task Force for Accelerating Countermeasures has real data about the spread of this virus, making it easier for tourists to decide where to travel. To open its own tourism faucet, Coordinating Minister Luhut said Indonesia was exploring with friendly countries. Of course he stressed that here was an agreement between the two parties so that their citizens also felt safe. All of these things become the basis for the government to open tourism for Indonesian domestic on July 31th and for foreign countries coming September 11th He further invited the Indonesian people to implement health and prevention protocols with discipline, because that is all estuary. "Let's obey wearing masks, keep a distance and wash hands, these are preventive measures, and these steps are also considered to be able to build tourist confidence," he explained. In addition, he also invited all parties to unite to contribute and support the government in handling this pandemic, not even blaspheming each other in cyberspace. He acknowledged the tourism sector is a sector that supports other sectors. MSMEs, and the community of various circles must be splashed with the opening of tourism, and will drive the national economy as well. For this reason, he hopes that the regional government will really prepare various needs, facilities and infrastructure to attract tourists. The Coordinating Minister Luhut also revealed that the President had signed a task force for handling Covid-19 and economic recovery. This proves the seriousness of the government in economic recovery. In addition, the government is also trying to encourage economic growth, especially in the tourism sector by taking official trips. "Don't criticize the government's steps first, this is also an effort to stretch back hotels or travel that have been suspended for so long," he said. While tourism actors are very positive about this plan. They claim tourism is the first sector affected, and the last sector in the recovery. They also assured that foreign tourists were waiting to travel again to Indonesia. In addition, it was also explained that many regions were ready to open tourism. This is certainly needed to drive the economy.  

siaran pers : webinar bilateral indonesia-australia diskusikan potensi

SIARAN PERS KEMENTERIAN PARIWISATA DAN EKONOMI KREATIF/BADAN PARIWISATA DAN EKONOMI KREATIF Mahasiswa STP Bandung Paparkan Rencana Pariwisata Berkelanjutan di UNWTO Students’ League Jakarta, 25 Juli 2020 - Lima mahasiwa Sekolah Tinggi Pariwisata (STP) Bandung mengharumkan nama Indonesia di kancah dunia dengan memaparkan rencana pariwisata berkelanjutan dalam ajang UNWTO Students’ League.