Tourism potential must be maintained continuously. It is not only the task for the actors and tourism business people, but also the government, employers and the community. The role of local community is even very important, so that the Badung Government Tourism Office conducts training for local tour guides at Pelaga, Petang subdistrict, Monday (Mar. 30).
Cultural parade on welcoming the 411th anniversary of Singaraja was opened on Monday (Mar. 30). The cultural event held in the form of carnival surrounding the Singaraja town started in front of the Military Police Detachment on Jalan Ngurah Rai, Singaraja.
The activity involved the participants from nine subdistricts with duration of three hours. Each participant made a display for ten minutes in front of the honorary stage at the intersection of Jalan Diponegoro to Jalan A. Yani. “The cultural parade this year is different from the last year’s event,” said the Head of the Buleleng Tourism and Culture Agency, Gede Suyasa.
When visiting the Bali starling preservation at Begawan Foundation, Sibang Kaja, Badung looked a senior keeper bird was feeding the birds. While two other staffs who served as a veterinarian and project administrator’s assistant also were busy monitoring the progress of the rare birds.
At Saren hamlet, Abiansemal village, Badung, stands a unique school. All the buildings have thatched roofs including the classrooms, the play and rest areas as well as the canteen, which are all made of bamboo. The grounds are very green and cool like the semi-outdoors buildings where children learn dressed in casual clothes. This is Green School. Green School is an international school providing education from pre-school to high school. The school, founded by John and Cynthia Hardy in 2008 indeed has a different vision, mission and values than other schools. It is no wonder, that this institution was given the greenest school in the world award.
When most people hear the word ogoh-ogoh (papier mâché demon puppet), the name I Wayan Candra, comes to mind. This artst whose address is Jalan Raya Sesetan 213 Denpasar was born at Sesetan on March 15, 1955. With his GASES Bali Art Studio, he is a pioneer in making unique ogoh-ogoh out of Styrofoam. His ogoh-ogoh have won competions throughout Denpasar and the Province of Bali. Such achievements encourage him to be creative and to keep making these three-dimensional work of art. His works are indeed unique so people are interested in buying them. His customers come from a variety of regions in Bali, outside of Bali and even places overseas. He has for example, received orders from Sweden, Belgium and Hungary.
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