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Nusa Dua Festival October 15-19, 2010

Popular Nusa Dua Festival Returns to Bali October 15-19, 2010

(9/11/2010) Bali Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC), the owners of the Nusa Dua Complex, have announced the Nusa Dua Fiesta will be held October 15-19, 2010, featuring cultural shows, musical entertainment, food and exhibitions.



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The Managing Director of BTDC, I Made Mandra, told a press conference on Tuesday, September 7, 2010, that "Green Tourism" has been adopted as the theme for this year's event in order to emphasize the need to make Bali tourism sustainable through environmental conservation. "As the managers of a five-star hotel complex, BTDC has long been taking steps to preserve the natural environment. This commitment has been proven through 'Green Globe' certification, because a commitment to the environment is necessary for sustainable tourism," he explained.

Adding: "Through the Nusa Dua Fiesta we hope to be able to elevate the tourism image of Bali."

This year's Fiesta will include events to help raise the awareness of young people on the need to understand the environment and undertake ecotourism clean up projects within their local communities.

This year the Nusa Dua Fiesta will focus on four separate programs:

Art and Culture

Sports

Fun

Exhibitions

Cultural and musical performances will feature performers from across Indonesian and abroad. Among the more exotic stage performances will be belly dancing from the Middle East.

Culinary demonstrations and cooking contests will also be held.

BTDC has allocated Rp. 1.5 billion (US$167,000) to pay for the five-day event which is scheduled to be opened by Indonesia's Minister of Culture and Tourism, Jero Wacik who will attend together with the Minister of Youth and Sports, Andi Malarangeng, and Minister of State-Owned Enterprises, Mustofa Abubakar

As in years past, the event will kick-off with a giant traditional parade.