Though only getting a recommendation from the regent, in fact the plan of golf course development project in Kintamani continues to reap criticism. One of them is that the project to be established on the tourism forest is judged unsuitable with the spirit of geopark conservation so far. On the one hand, the presence of golf course believed by the regent to result in the improvement of local people’s well-being, it is inversely proportional to the spirit of the geopark conservation in the matter of forest conservation in Kintamani.
Have you ever enjoyed riding the shuttle bus from the Central Parking to Kuta? If you have not, it’s worth trying once. Formerly, prior to being launched, this mode of transportation was expected that Kuta and surrounding areas would not be crowded by private vehicles. Ideally, each visitor wishing to visit Kuta, park their vehicle in Central Parking and then continue the trip by shuttle bus. Indeed, the idea of mass transportation was originally intended to avoid Kuta from being filled with large buses that often kindle congestion. Meanwhile, the road body used for parking space by vehicles and motorcycles also faced similar destiny. Is this effective?
Bali Starling is the endangered bird species becoming the proud of Balinese community that must be protected. Such an effort is made by PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero Tbk.) in collaboration with the Bali Safari & Marine Park (BSMP) by establishing a large bird exhibit that will become a new habitat for the Bali Starling. The exhibit located at Lobby Barong can be viewed by all visitors.
Director of Operations of Garuda Indonesia, Novianto Herupratomo, said the cooperation was an effort to keep the population of rare bird species only owned by the people of Bali. On that account, the existence of Bali Starling was very important and the international community even considered it an endangered species that should be kept from extinction.
After receiving insistence from some circles, the Bali Government finally issued a Gubernatorial Regulation and Gubernatorial Decree on the establishment the Regional Tourism Promotion Board (BPPD) Bali. The Head of Bali Government Tourism Office, IB Kade Subhiksu, mentioned the decree had been forwarded to Tourism Industry Association of Indonesia (GIPI) Bali to be followed up immediately.
“Legally and officially, Bali has set up the BPPD with nine members based on the Gubernatorial Decree and Regulation. We have forwarded the decree to GIPI Bali to be followed up by forming the structure, such as choosing a chairman, secretary and treasurer,” said Kade Subhiksu when met in Denpasar.
He said the establishment of promotion board in accordance with the mandate of Law No.10/2009 on Tourism involved the circles of tourism associations, academicians and airlines. Nine personnel selected posed the key policy makers in thinking about the program of tourism promotion.
Gebby Yunita Wiguna represents Bali to the event of Miss Indonesia 2013. The girl of Singaraja-born on June 2, 1994, claimed to have prepared Batik clothing and Balinese handicrafts designed by local designer. It was announced by the Bali’s envoy to Miss Indonesia 2013 in the hearing with the Regent of Gianyar, Tjok. Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati, Saturday (Jan 26).
On that occasion, the second semester student of the Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha (Undiksha) Singaraja majoring in Accounting asked for the blessing to the number one man in Gianyar and Balinese people in order she could make a maximal presentation in the Grand Final of the Miss Indonesia 2013 on February 20. “I am grateful to various parties that have provided facilities and infrastructure to deal with the event,” she said.
The Regent of Gianyar, Tjok Ace, doubling as Chairman of the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) Bali expressed his support for the envoy that would compete for the Miss Indonesia and win ticket to Miss World. “I express the appreciation for the use of batik fabric taken from local craftsmen of Gianyar and designed by Cok Abi posing a prominent fashion designer of Bali,” he said. (BTN/015)
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