Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism and the Creative Economy chose The Bali Safari and Marine Park for the launch of its new “We Love Bali” program on Wednesday, 14 October 2020. The program is intended to educate the public while popularizing the Ministry’s Cleanliness, Health, Safety, and Environmental (CHSE) guidelines to facilitate tourism in the new era of pandemic travel.
Commenting on the launch, Tourism Minister Wishnutama Kusubandio said: “In my observations, beginning from the ticket lockets until the operation of all its facilities, Bali Safari has successfully implemented all the health protocols. This is important to persuade visitors that this destination is safe from the spread of COVID-19.”
In response, the General Manager of Bali Safari, Thomas Colbert, restated the seriousness with which Bali Safari approaches the requirement to keep the Park safe as a recreational destination during the current global pandemic. “The launch of the ‘We Love Bali’ programs at Bali Safari is very important because it demonstrates that Bali is a destination that is both safe and comfortable,” said Colbert.
Colbert recounted how the Bali Safari Park closed its gates from 27 March until 09 July 2020 during the official lockdown period to prevent the spread of COVID-19. During the shutdown, every aspect of the Park’s operation was examined to optimize future visitors and guests’ safety and welfare. Because of the Park’s ‘start-to-finish dedication’ to CHSE procedures, they were among the first public places reopened to the public and is now used as an example to other Island operators.
The launch of the “We Love Bali” programs at the Bali Safari Park on Wednesday also included the attendance of many Indonesian celebrities, including Ayu Laksmi and Happy Salma.
Bali Safari embraces the Indonesian mantra to “Love Mother Earth as you love your mother.” As a result, the Park is a living laboratory reflecting the Balinese tenets of “Tri Hita Karana” that mandates a careful balance between humanity and God; humanity and the natural environment; and all fellow members of the human race.