There is something unique about the implementation of piodalan (temple anniversary) at Padmasana shrine of Villa Kayu Raja on full moon of fourth month in Balinese calendar, precisely falling on Friday (Sep 29). Apart from praying together, staff and employees also did ngejot, a tradition of sharing or giving food to others as an expression of friendship and brotherhood for others. “This ngejot tradition is intended to create a sense of brotherhood for friends in the Lebaksari neighborhood,” said General Manager of Villa Kayu Raja, Gede Ricky Sukarta.
It is hoped that such an activity can be an inspiration for other tourism business operators, especially those on Jalan Lebak Sari, Seminyak, North Kuta, Badung District. Adopting the ngejot tradition initiated by Villa Kayu Raja is a symbol of affection and brotherhood between fellow tourism workers in the Lebak Sari Community Group environment.
The activity is a form of mutual collaboration and synergy, not competition. “Through such Ngejot activity, he hoped to live side by side in harmony and build togetherness as service people in the world of the tourism industry,” said Gede Ricky Sukarta, who is also a pioneer of the Lebak Sari Community Group and is still active in tourism associations, such as Bali Villa Association (BVA), Indonesia Hotel General Managers Association (IHGMA) and Indonesia Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI), seriously. (BTN/015)