Bali to Hold Timeless Indonesia Festival to Introduce National Culture

Seven provinces in Indonesia will take part in the “Timeless Indonesia Festival” (TIF) Kelan Beach, Kedonganan, Jimbaran, Badung regency, on September 27-October 31, 2014

“The seven provinces are East Java, North Sumatra, South Sulawesi, North Sulawesi, East Kalimantan, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) and Bali as a host,” said Linda Siahaan founder of TIF in Denpasar on Tuesday.

She said, this event aiming at introducing the culture in each regional or national culture.

Linda said that in addition to promoting the cultural heritage of each region in the international arena, this event also to promote the beauty of Kelan beach.

“We already work closely with government of Badung, to jointly introduce Kelan as a new beach tourist destination,” he said.

In the event, national artists Yuni Sara who attended the presentation, said Bali as a world tourism destination was able to attract the hearts of tourists visiting the island to witness the cultural festival.

“Foreigners are more interested in coming to Bali because Bali is one of the regions in Indonesia which has a diverse culture that we are focusing Bali as the center of the TIF,” said Yuni Sara as the coordinator of the representative of East Java province.

She said that on the TIF, East Java Province will introduce Ludruk cultural traditions such as art, dance Remo, Reog ponorogo, gandrung dance, batik weaving, antiques stuff and the typical culinary of East Java.

In addition, one of the coordinators of the north Sumatra province, Meri Sihombing said TIF will introduce the traditions and culture of Batak alphabet, Sigale-gale dance, panggora music, Gordang (traditional musical instrument from Toba), doli-doli and gonrang (traditional music from Simalungun).

“We will also introduce ulos and some of the typical culinary of North Sumatra province,” said Sihombing.

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