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When Baliís Governor Drops In

Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika Flies by Helicopter for Closing of Provincial Sports Festival in West Bali.

(9/17/2011) Bali’s governor Made Mangku Pastika chose to travel by helicopter on Thursday, September 15, 2011, to attend of the closing ceremony of the Bali Provincial Sports Festival X/2011 (Porprov Bali X/2011) in Jembrana, West Bali.

Bali Post reports that a helicopter with the registration HR 1520 operated by the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) carrying the governor landed at Taman Pecangakan in front of the regent’s office for Jembrana on Thursday at 3:30 p.m..

The governor was welcomed by the regent of Jembrana I Putu Artha, the chief of the Jembrana police command AKBP Irfing Jaya and a number of provincial dignitaries. The governor took a car from the landing spot to witness the final soccer match of the sports festival and present the winners with their medals before departing on the helicopter at shortly after 6:15 p.m.

Local residents in Jembrana turned out in large numbers to witness the rare visit of a reigning governor by helicopter.