The Peak Night of Toya Devasya’s 20th anniversary organized on July 18, 2022, became a very unforgettable moment. Toya Devasya is now rebranded into Geopark Resort and Villas. The event was also witnessed by the Deputy Regent of Bangli, I Wayan Diar, Chairman of the Bangli House of Representatives, Ketut Swastika, Head of the Bangli Culture and Tourism Office, I Wayan Sugiartha, Regional Leadership Forum ranks, Subdistrict Head of Kintamani, Headmen and Entrepreneurs working in tourism sector.
President Director of Toya Devasya–Geopark Resort & Villas, Putu Astiti Saraswati, stated that 20 years are long journey of time. Toya Devasya started from 2 natural hot spring pools and 1 hot spring pool has now grown to 8 hot spring pools, and 1 Olympic size pool. It is even equipped with various restaurants serving local, Indonesian, Chinese and Western food. Other facilities are 12 private pool villas, hiker camp, water sports, adventure activities, and the last is a gift shop to complete it. “Until this point, the road we have taken has not always been smooth. The biggest challenge was when building the first luxury villa in Kintamani,” said Putu Astiti Saraswati, on Thursday (Jul 28).
Putu Astiti Saraswati stated that the mission of the founder, Dr. I Ketut Mardjana, from the start, Toya Devasya was not here just for profit orientation, rather than wanting to build Kintamani, the place where he was born and where he grew up. “We still hold on to that spirit and serve as our motivation to maintain and promote Kintamani as one of the famous tourist destinations in Bangli District. The presence of Toya Devasya will not only benefit shareholders, but also have an impact on the welfare of the surrounding community,” she said seriously.
This 20th anniversary is really well done by carrying out various activities related to tourism. For internal activities, they were filled with competitions to increase togetherness among employees. Then, it was resumed with the anti-drugs movement seminar in collaboration with National Narcotics Agency (BNN) of Gianyar, Bangli District Attorney, Bangli Police and Bangli Narcotics Prison. Meanwhile, the Toya Pasaria Pop-Up Market activities involve the Industry and Trade Agency, Persit Bangli, HIPMI, Narcotics Prisons and MSMEs.
As for the 10K Volcano Run–Batur Geopark Cross Country by taking the route of black lava, pine forest and along the Lake Batur was attended by 300 participants. Along with Toya Devasya’s anniversary is the UNESCO Global Batur revalidation. Meanwhile, the peak of the event celebration was also carried out intimately and with full of togetherness. A very close atmosphere of togetherness was seen between Pentahelix and the invited guests who were present. Dinner was served with various types of menus, as well as Barong Gajah, Bondres and live music. The highlight of the event was the cutting of the cone accompanied by singing the birthday song. (BTN/015)