The soon-to-be-opened Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC) received a VIP visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, accompanied by Mrs. Yudhoyono, members of the Cabinet, Governor Made Mangku Pastika and Mrs. Pastika.
The distinguished group was eager to see Bali's newest convention center in anticipation of the ASEAN Conference and East Asia Summit scheduled for later this year.
The regent of Badung, A.A. Gde Agung; the CEO of the Bali Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC)
, I.B. Wirakaya; and Deseria Wright, General Manager of the BNDCC
welcomed the President and his entourage in the lobby of the new conference center. In the reception area of the BNDCC
the regent explained the epic story of the sacred Barathayuda battle depicted in a base-relief measuring 14 x 4 meters in the pre-function area.
is situated on a 70,000 square meter plot and is comprised of 23 meeting rooms, including a main convention hall capable or being subdivided into five separate sections.
Time for Shopping
During their visit to Nusa Dua, the President and Mrs. Yudhoyono also visited the popular Bali Collection Shopping Arcade.
They used the occasion to tour the restaurant, entertainment and shopping complex by golf cart, stopping to purchase traditional Balinese handicrafts. At one point the President slipped away to indulge his passion for reading by visiting the Periplus Book Shop.
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