Miss World Exposes Indonesian Culture

World beauty pageant “Miss World 2013” will feature traditional Indonesian arts and culture in a variety of activities during the assessment period held in Bali and the final in Bogor, West Java.

“All sequences are prepared in accordance with the norms in Indonesia and will expose a lot of Indonesian arts and culture,” said the organizer of Miss World 2013 , Nana Puspadewi after an audience with the Governor of Bali Made Mangku Pastika in Denpasar.

According to her, during the opening ceremony planned to take place on 8 September 2013, it will feature Balinese dances, namely Kecak and a number of other traditional dances.

Besides, in one of the activities, all the beautiful and talented ladies will also wear attires designed by Indonesian fashion designer that accentuates the Indonesian culture.

Nana explained that during the period of quarantine on Bali island, the contestants will be judged not only on their attitudes, but also beauty from the inside or their “inner beauty”, talent, and multimedia assessment.

“They were given a chance to upload their activities to social media and will be seen if there is any follower or liker. If they can win in social media, it will add to the score,” said the Director of MNC TV.

In line with Nana, one of the committee Syafriel Nasution added that Indonesian culture has become a requirement that has previously been proposed by the committee to the Miss World Organization that have to adhere to the culture, customs and religious rules.

He ensured that there will be no bikinis during the world beauty peagent.

Meanwhile the Governor of Bali Made Mangku Pastika previously asked the committee to obey the rule, morality, and ethics as well as uplift traditional culture.

He hoped that the world beauty contest could have an impact on the economic development of the Balinese people who largely depend on the tourism sector.

“Imagine that the contest is followed by 130 countries with thousands journalists that are watched all over the world. It is a free promotion, especially a lot of activities are broadcasted live,” he said.

Meanwhile, the contestants of “Miss World 2013” will also be scheduled to visit a number of attractions during the assessment period on the island, as well as introducing Indonesian culture.

“We ‘ll take them to various places to introduce Indonesian culture,” Nana said.

According to her, the attractions are Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK), Rudana Museum in Ubud, Bali Safari, up to Besakih Temple in Karangasem regency.

Especially for visit to Pura Besakih, the committee will comply all cumpolsory requirements such as wearing traditional Balinese dress and a ban on women who are in period to enter the temple area located at the foot of Mount Agung.

“We will follow in accordance with what is required,” she said.

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