Bukit Sari Sangeh attraction becomes the choice of Balinese pop singer, Ayu Saraswati, for the making of her video clip in the album entitled Shivaratri. This spiritual song was released as a way to interpret Shivaratri as one of the important memorial days for Hindus. The cool atmosphere and aura of the object relying on
Bukit Sari Sangeh attraction becomes the choice of Balinese pop singer, Ayu Saraswati, for the making of her video clip in the album entitled Shivaratri. This spiritual song was released as a way to interpret Shivaratri as one of the important memorial days for Hindus. The cool atmosphere and aura of the object relying on monkeys and nutmeg trees becomes one of the supporting atmospheres for the scene of Lubdhaka, pray and lip sync. Meanwhile, Balinese traditional house in Gianyar is taken advantage for the shooting of activities of Balinese ancient society.
Operations Manager of Bukit Sari Sangeh, I Made Sumohon, said the selection of Bukit Sangeh as a video clip shooting location by Ayu Saraswati had a positive impact. The community-managed attraction will be increasingly recognized by the public. Just imagine every video clip will be aired on TV stations or in social media. So, automatically it also presents Bukit Sari Sangeh. “This video clip shooting can serve as a promotion of the object that always makes arrangements for the sake of comfort and security,” said Sumohon, Thursday (Feb. 1).
The nature of Bukit Sari Sangeh having some temples inside indeed offers its own beauty. Conservation of nature both for physical (sekala) and psychical (niskala) realm is regularly carried out. For example, the dwelling monkeys are fed regularly as well as ceremonies are implemented every sacred days like on Tumpek Kandang (thanksgiving to animals) and Tumpek Bubuh (thanksgiving to plants). “We also hold ceremony at Bukit Sari Temple and other temples within the forest area,” he added.
Sumohon added that Bukit Sari Sangeh becomes the center for pre-wedding activities for local people and foreign tourists. There are always such cultural activities combined with the technology here. Moreover, each day there can be five to nine groups, especially before Galungan Day denoting an auspicious day to hold a wedding ceremony. “The nutmeg forest, the only unique trees in Bali, is often used as the background in their photo shooting. Uniquely, it is designed in such away with their own composition. Not infrequently, they also come with an art director,” said Sumohon.
Favorite locations as in front of the gates and the entrance to the middle of the forest are used to be the backdrop, while front area of Bukit Sari Temple and forest located on the left side of the temple are also good for shooting. Aside from big tree, at the location looking like a circle there are no small plants. There are only dry leaves of nutmeg trees. “It is said this area is the grave of monkeys. Nevertheless, we never saw any bodies of the local monkeys,” concluded Sumohon. (BTN/015)