Gilimanuk – The beautiful Gilimanuk Bay area which holds a lot of tourism potential, continues to be empowered. The Jembrana Regency Government once again held the Gilimanuk Bay Festival (FTG) for the second time, after being successful the previous year.
Like the previous year, the Gilimanuk Bay Festival was held for three days, The festival was filled with various social activities, competitions, and arts, and entertainment typical of the Mekepung Jembrana Earth. The event was opened by the People’s Development and Welfare Assistant,
The Cempaka Putih dance and Mekepung dance became a charming initial treat, witnessed by thousands of enthusiastic people present. In the opening ceremony, it was also used as a moment to launch the song ‘Mars Island Kalong’ made in 1992, which is now being re-sung as a form of promotion.
Also featured was the unique art of Banyuwangi, Gandrung, then continued with the performance of Lawak Buleleng, the Snake Show Attraction and some performances from the local band Jembrana.
Head of Tourism and Culture, I Nengah Alit said, the Gilimanuk Bay Festival which was held for three days, was also filled with beach clean-up activities involving schools in Melaya and communities around Gilimanuk, followed by Coral Reef Education by the Bali National Park West. In addition, there are Ornamental Sampan Competition, Rowing Sampan, and Sail Sampan Competition. “At night, it is enlivened by entertainment of local bands, Balinese comedy, and dangdut orchestra,” he said.
Meanwhile, representing the Regent of Jembrana, I Putu Artha, Assistant for Development and People’s Welfare, I Gusti Putu Mertadana when opening the Gilimanuk Bay Festival said, this activity was one of the annual events held to promote the natural beauty, cultural arts and culinary specialties of Jembrana. The beauty of the natural panorama and the underwater biota of Gilimanuk Bay.
Entering the second day, the 2018 Gilimanuk Bay Festival is filled with various competitions, one of which is interesting is the empowerment of the fishermen through the Decorative Sampan competitions held in the Gilimanuk Bay area. Head of Culture Tourism Office, I Nengah Alit said, the Decorative Sampan Contest this time took the theme of the Cultural Tourism Archipelago, followed by 17 participants. In addition, there were also 15 Paddle Paddle Competitions which were local fishing groups. “There are five criteria in the evaluation of the competition, namely safety, materials used to decorate (recycled, organic), harmony (clothing, decoration), driver and supporter expression, and creativity,” he said.
Gilimanuk Bay Festival Nov 22 / 24 2019