In a rigorous selection process involving written essays, English language proficiency tests, demonstration of generous knowledge on Bali tourism, and a series of intensive interviews 30 contestants recently vied for the right to represent Bali as its tourism Ambassador for the coming year.
Following a selection process that took several weeks to complete a remaining 20 finalists – 10 boys and 10 girls – were quarantined from July 13-15, 2006 at the Sheraton Laguna Resort-Hotel, Nusa Dua where all received short courses in information on Bali tourism, professional public relations skills, personal deportment, English, and personal grooming.
In a gala evening held on Saturday, July 15, 2006, at the Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel,
nearly 200 invited guests enjoyed an evening of outstanding entertainment and traditional dance as contestants and guests eagerly awaited the announcement of who win the right to represent Bali tourism on behalf of the Bali Tourism Board.
At the end of the evening the final decisions of the jury were announced:
• Bali Tourism Ambassador 2006:
Liberty Putra Simanjuntak
• Bali Tourism Ambassadress 2006:
Sri Purna Widari
• 2nd Runner Up Bali Tourism Ambassador 2006:
I Nyoman Sutarsa
• 2nd Runner Up Bali Tourism Ambassadress 2006:
Nyoman Karina Wedhanti
• 3rd Runner Up Bali Tourism Ambassador 2006:
A.A. Bagus Candra Suteja
• 3rd Runner Up Bali Tourism Ambassadress 2006:
I G A Ayu Mirah Purwantari
I Nyoman Sutarsa and Sri Purna Widari
• Most Photogenic:
Bagus Ferriyanto and Sang Ayu Isnu MaharaniShown on balidiscovery.com are, left to right, Bali Tourism Ambassador 2006 Liberty Putra Simanjuntak, Bali Tourism Ambassador 2006 Sri Purna Widari and General Manager of the Discovery Kartika Plaza Urs Klee.
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