Are you a reliable surfer? Try to get the challenge of the rigorous waves of Medewi Beach. The beach located in Pekutatan subdistrict, Jembrana, about 70 km from Denpasar City is one of the favorite tourist beaches. Aside from being a comfortable place to relax, the beach is also a nice playground to get a challenge for surfing sports.
Medewi Beach is slightly different from the other beaches in Bali. With a sloping position, it is more decorated with the overlay of stones than sand. The waves are huge and liked best by surfers wishing to try out their ability on the sea. You do not have to worry if you want to surf and enjoy the sunset for a long time because hotels and restaurants have been available nearby.
Several surfers have tried the ferociousness of coastal waves offered by Medewi Beach. They are mostly from Australia, Holland and Japan. However, the number of their arrival is uncertain. On holidays such as from January to March, it is more exploited by tourists from Japan, while June through August it draws tourists from Australian.
Aside from having the Alas Kedaton tourist attraction, Kukuh village, Marga subdistrict, also has the other potential tourist attractions. The presence of wood-carving, traditional house compound, ancient relics, trekking path and Ulun Danu (a pond owned by Subak) has become the supporting tourist attraction.
It was revealed in a workshop held by the Bali Government Tourism Office related to the development of rural tourism at the village, recently. The speakers presented on that occasion were the Division Head of Research and Development of the Bali Government Tourism Office, Tabanan Culture and Tourism Agency, Tabanan Development Planning Agency and lecturers from the Udayana University.
A researcher, Ida Bagus Ketut Surya, said that Kukuh village was potential to be made a tourism village because it had Alas Kedaton tourist attraction. Tatag hamlet located in the north of Alas Kedaton had potential to be developed into trekking tourism. A journey for 1.5 hours could offer a very beautiful rice fields.
Sport team of Kayu Raja Villas graced the futsal tournament event in relation to the seventh anniversary of the Bali Villa Association (BVA). In the competition, the futsal team led by Gede Nik Sukarta only managed to reach the fourth position. The tournament was opened by Chairman of the National Sport Committee (KONI) Bali, Alit Putra and Ismoyo as Chairman of the Committee as well as Chairman of the BVA Mangku Suteja.
Spokesperson of the BVA, Gede Sukarta, said that for tournament of this year was followed by 12 villas under the BVA consisting of Umasapna, Ulin Villa, Bali Rich, Desa Muda, Kiss Villa, Ziva Villa, The Kunja, Kayu Raja, Bali Prestige Villa, Bali Premier, Blibli Villa and MKI. (BTN/015)
Keramas Beach will host an international surfing competition. Great surfers from 30 countries will participate in the competition taking place for 12 days (Jun 18-29, 2013). It was announced by the Acting Head of Gianyar Government Tourism Office, I Made Oka Wijaya, when making an audience with the Regent of Gianyar, AA Gde Agung Bharata, Friday (May 10).
Oka Wijaya stated that Keramas Beach had pretty good waves and became a favorite for surfers from around the world. With such advantage, the Keramas Beach was frequently made to host international surfing competitions. “The event also serves as a kind of promotion for coastal territories in Gianyar County which is indeed good for water tourist attractions, especially surfing,” he said.
“To keep satisfied and something new for visitors, Waterbom Bali is proud and excited to announce the launching of our latest water slide attraction, The Pipeline, opened on March 2013. Waterbom Bali is home to more than 20 world class waterslides and leisure facilities for all ages. Located in the heart of Kuta, Waterbom Bali is literally an oasis surrounded by tropical Bali gardens. These exciting and adrenaline pumping water slides slice through 3.8 hectares of landscaped tropical parks providing hours of fun and entertainment for everyone” Said Sayan Gulino, the Waterbom , Executive Assistant Manager.
“The Pipeline will whisks riders along a twisting and banking tube that is sure to make even the most adventurous hearts race. The Pipeline is perched some 20 meters high, directly above the notoriously extreme Climax, giving riders a breathtaking, panoramic view of the Kuta skyline and of Waterbom’s lush tropical gardens. Riders race through the winding and weaving 150 meter tube in approximately 10-13 seconds, experiencing some 3.5 gravitational forces (3,5 GP).” Sayan brief in detail The Pipeline designed and installed by the leading waterslide manufacturer in the world, Canada’s Whitewater West, The Pipeline is the perfect fix for thrill seekers both young and old. The bigger, better, and faster Pipeline is Waterbom Bali’s twenty first water slide attraction and is the first of three exciting new slides set to open in 2013 at Waterbom Bali.”
Bali Safari & Marine Park, in Gianyar, hosted a special 3-day event at the park to celebrate this year’s Earth Day, April 20-22nd, 2013, as part of their annual Education, Conservation and CSR calendar of events. ‘Earth Day’ was created in the spring of 1970 in the USA as a grassroots demonstration on behalf of the environment. Today, as we know, all across the world, evidence of environmental degradation is appearing everywhere, and rising concern about global warming and environmental crisis is sweeping the people of this planet.
This is where Bali Safari & Marine Park enters the playing field; they are one such company that aims to be environmentally sound and are always looking at ways to improve their environmental operations. They have a ‘Green team’ who are always looking at ways the park can reduce their ‘carbon footprint’; now all waste paper goes into their very successful Safari Poopaper factory, and all the dung from their 30+ elephants goes into the ‘poop’ process and comes out the other end as organic paper, and piles and piles of compost, naturally.
Waterbom Bali is home to more than 20 world class waterslides and leisure facilities for all ages. Located in the heart of Kuta, Waterbom Bali is literally an oasis surrounded by tropical Bali gardens. These exciting and adrenaline pumping water slides slice through 3.8 hectares of landscaped tropical parks providing hours of fun and entertainment for everyone.
“To kept satisfied and something new for visitors in 2013, Waterbom Bali just launched the latest Slide called 3,5 G slide’ on Friday, 15th March 2013 with a casual and fun Media Gathering. This 3,5G slide is the most exhilarating ride, a small chamber with high on 20 meters above the ground with 150meters in length” Said Sayan Gulino, the Waterbom , Executive Assistant Manager. on his speech.
“The 3,5 G Waterslide let the adrenaline rush consume your emotions before a trap door right below you opens up and exposes you to the 3.5 G-force of speed. Your body takes you on a near vertical dip before going back up and looping around. The physics of this ride is simply made to give you the thrill of a lifetime, this new installment of The 3,5 G Waterslide will add to the overall experience at Waterbom Bali, The 3,5 G Waterslide come to completed 20 world class waterslides, Raft River, Macaroni, Jungle Ride, Boogie Ride, Race Track, Smashdown, Superbowl, Boomerang, CLIMAX, Funtastic Aqua Playland & Kiddy Slides, exciting through 3.8 hectares of landscaped tropical parks with world-class slides and rides are built and maintained to strict international safety standards.” Sayan added.
Small and narrow terrain does not impede the creativity of sporting enthusiasts like in playing canoe. Instead, they appeared very attractive and even got more freedom to take action in the water. It was the atmosphere of Badung River during the canoe competition held on Sunday (Feb 24). The competition held in conjunction with the 225th anniversary of Denpasar City was followed by 260 participants consisting of students and the general public loving canoe sport. “This competition is to increase and enhance the water attractions and its diversity,” said the Head of Denpasar Government Tourism Office, I Putu Budiasa, after opening the competition.
Atmosphere of the canoe competition this time was different. In addition to competing paddle canoe, it was also jazzed up with stand up paddle canoe category. Indeed, this kind of canoe competition was held for the first time. “It is to further enhance the tourist attraction, including increasing the variety of water tourist attractions,” he said.The canoe competition was held every year to raise the awareness of society to maintain a healthy environment including the Badung River. On that account, at the opening of the competition was also filled with releasing 10,000 tilapias. (BTN/015)
Ulun Danu Beratan tourist attraction does not only offer a beautiful nature. The attraction located in the Bedugul tourist area, Baturiti, Tabanan, or approximately 50 km north of Denpasar, also serves as the center of tourist attraction. Various kinds of games are available at the location. Its amenities are very complete and have a good standard. They are liked by tourists. Those games are not only intended for adults, but also for children. However, their kind and location are different. They are slide, swing, scales and climbing. All of the games occur outdoor namely on right side of the entrance to the tourist center.
“This Kid Games are quite entertaining for children. Those who cannot enjoy the water attraction can take advantage of these games for free. On holidays, the games are usually fully occupied,” said Chairman of the Ulun Danu Beratan Management Board, Wayan Mustika, not long ago. Not only local children, many foreign tourists were also interested. Even, they comingled with local kids so they could create interaction of children style.
There is an interesting activity at Puputan Badung Square, right at the zero-point of Bali’s capital. Dozens of people gather to play chess. The exercise requiring the foresight of mind is held every day and becomes a spectacle to attract visitors to this metropolitan city. Based on location of playing, there are two commonly used. The first one is located in the Northeast of Puputan Badung Square or in front of the Jagatnatha Temple. Meanwhile, another location is on the sidewalk of Jalan Kaliasem, east of the official residence of Governor of Bali.
Nevertheless, they can also play in rotation in accordance with the agreement with the opponent. There are also fanatic players that do not want to change location. Most players are men living in the city of Denpasar. In the meantime, there are also some players originating from outside the city that work in Denpasar.The number of players is uncertain. On usual days, there are 6-8 groups playing in front of the temple and some 10-15 groups on Jalan Kaliasem. By all means, such amount will be different on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays where the participants will be booming.
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