To ensure and campaign for Bali, especially Nusa Dua area remains safe to be visited, the Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) held Nusa Dua Light Festival (NDLF). The festival, which began on December 8, will run until January 14, 2018, centered on Peninsula Island. According to ITDC Director of Corporate Strategy and Finance, Jatmiko K.
To ensure and campaign for Bali, especially Nusa Dua area remains safe to be visited, the Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) held Nusa Dua Light Festival (NDLF). The festival, which began on December 8, will run until January 14, 2018, centered on Peninsula Island.
According to ITDC Director of Corporate Strategy and Finance, Jatmiko K. Santosa, the organization of NDLF aims to show off to the world that Bali remains safe to be visited. In addition, this event is also meant to welcome Christmas and New Year holidays.
“This festival is a form and effort to bring in tourists to the Island of the Gods in the middle of Mount Agung eruption disaster. We want to convey that all destinations in Bali beyond the red (dangerous) zone are still safe and operated as usual,” he said.
Jatmiko insisted that Bali is always ready to receive tourist arrivals at the end of the year. In the case of Mount Agung eruption impacting on tourists staying at The Nusa Dua, his management is also ready to implement the government policies related to mitigation standards so that security and comfort of tourists can still be maintained.
Previously, the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG) has released an estimated radius of Mount Agung eruption dangers of 8 kilometers, plus sectoral expansion to the north-northeast and southeast-south-southwest as far as 10 km from Mount Agung. To that end, there are two tourist areas that should be avoided namely Besakih Temple and the area near Mount Agung.
Distance of The Nusa Dua from Mount Agung is very far reaching 40 kilometers. Thus, it remains in safe radius. “Tourists do not have to worry about attending the Nusa Dua Light Festival and enjoying their holiday in Bali while they are in the safe zone. We are optimistic that our target audience can be achieved,” added Jatmiko.
The NDLF held at the turn of the year is the second time after a similar event held in June-July 2017. In this year’s event, the ITDC cooperated with PT Cikal Bintang Bangsa with the theme of “The Jungle.” Visitors can enjoy the beauty of lanterns made to resemble forests and various types of animals, such as dragons, dinosaurs and other forest animals.
In addition, tourists will also be entertained with a variety of entertainments, such as traditional performances, music and culinary delights. For visitors wishing a challenge, there is hot air balloon with the capacity of six passengers that can be flown reaches a height of 25 meters. Other rides include trampolines, balloon houses, mini trains, and mini helicopters that can be enjoyed by children.
“With a variety of attractions and rides, the Nusa Dua Light Festival featuring the theme of “The Jungle” will become a perfect entertainment destination for families in late 2017 and early New Year 2018,” said Jatmiko. (BTN/kmb)