Festival Danau Batur or the Lake Batur Festival will be held in Kintamani October 10-11, 2011 – the first time this event has been held at the volcano-based community in central Bali.
Envisioned in order to promote Kintamani and the surrounding areas as a tourist destination, the two-day festival will feature boat races, musical concerts by Koes Plus and Ebiet G. Ade, and a number of tourism workshops and seminars.
Quoted by the State News Agency Antara, Muhammad Faried, the Director for Domestic Tourism Destination from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, said, “we hope that the hosting of the Lake Batur Festival will promote more tourists to north Bali.”
Citing the over-crowded conditions in Bali’s south, Faried emphasized that Bali’s north has many destinations for tourism, such as the beauty of Lake Batur at Kintamani.
Schedule for Lake Batur Festival
Monday, October 10, 2011
10:00 Opening Ceremony for the Festival Danau Batur 2011
10:05 Report on the Festival by the Director General of Marketing – Sapta Nirwandar
10:15 Welcoming remarks from the Regent of Bangli
10:25 Speech from the Governor of Bali
10:40 Speech and official opening by the Minister of Culture and Tourism, Jero Wacik
11:00 Performance by legendary musical group Koes Plus
11:30 Food Festival and Fruit Carving
13:30 Tourism Workshop at the Batur Volcanic Museum
15:30 Race Announcements
16:00 Koes Plus Performance
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
04:00 Hiking at Mount Batur
10:00 Opening of the second day of the Danau Batur Festival
10:10 Canoe Race on Lake Batur
13:00 Welcoming of participants in the “Tour D’Indonesia” by the Minister of Culture and Tourism
13:30 Performance by Ebiet G. Ade
14:40 Announcement of Quiz and Race Winners
15:10 Local Cultural Performance
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