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Traditional Balinese Boat Race for Nikko's 10th Anniversary

Boat Race Part of Series of Community-Based Activities to Mark 10th Anniversary of Nikko Bali Resort & Spa.

(9/9/2006) As part of Nikko Bali Resort & Spa's 10th anniversary celebrations, a traditional Balinese Boat Race is scheduled to be held on Friday 14th September 2006. Designed as a community activity for the local fishermen of around Bali's coast, the race will also pay tribute to National Ocean Day.

An expected 100 local boats, comprised of Jukung and Sampans, will participate in the race. Boats with two-man crews will compete for cash prizes in a covering a route directly in front of the resort. A total of Rp 4,250,000- in prizes (approximately US$462) has been allocated for the 1st place winner with generous purses for the 2nd and 3rd place winners.

The races starts at 10.30am from Nikko Bali's main beachfront. Festively decorated tents and a beach market will be set up on the beach with the resort's chefs preparing a delicious BBQ Buffet luncheon for just Rp150,000++ / per person (approximately US$16.30) of which Rp 30.000 will be donated to local environmental groups. During the luncheon and race activities, entertainment by traditional Balinese musicians and a fashion show of stylish resort-wear will be provided.

The Nikko Traditional Balinese Boat Race is the 7th event held this year to celebrate the Resort's first decade of operations. Each event has been designed to provide entertainment for guests and staff while, at the same time, creating a benefit for the local community by celebrating Bali's rich cultural heritage.