TRAVELERS will have quite a few reasons to leave hotel for a while in Bali at the end of 2013. One of them is to see the annual agenda in Denpasar. To mark the festive season, the Denpasar celebrates the moment and entertains the downtowners and visitors with a variety of unique presentations.
Do not be missed and mark your calendar that the sixth Denpasar Festival will be jazzed up with various cultural activities on December 28-31, 2013. Having worked hard throughout the y
ear, make your time to enjoy various creativities of Denpasar downtowners through their street festival. It will be held on Jalan Veteran, Jalan Gajah Mada and around Puputan Badung Square.
Featuring the theme Creative in Motion, Denpasar residents will show off their creative expression in culinary treasures, fashion, crafts and horticulture exhibition. It is inseparable from their daily activities. Aside from presenting their creativity, it is also intended to harmonize various urban elements such as the government, residents, small economic enterprises, artists, students and the youth.
The heart of Denpasar never sleeping will look different and vibrant as the downtowners are welcoming the New Year 2014. So, it’s time to take your family or friends to explore the booths showcasing various handicrafts and Balinese distinctive foods.
Like one-stop shopping, when making a visit to the festival, you will be within easy reach to historic Puputan Badung Square. It poses a silent witness of bitter struggle between local residents with colonial troops in 1906. Their heroic struggle is then immortalized with three statues in the northwest corner of the square. Adjacent to it sit the Jagatnatha Temple and Bali Museum.
Then Jalan Gajah Mada itself has typical history where it has become the center of trade business of Denpasar for three decades. Having been refurbished, it becomes a heritage town that must be visited when traveling to Denpasar. Nearby, still on Jalan Gajah Mada, you can drop in at Badung Market denoting the largest market in Bali and Kumbasari Art Market across the Badung River.
In essence, this vibrant yearend festival will feature photo exhibition, traditional games festival, fashion show, student cooking contest and Balinese culinary bazaar. So, do not forget to pamper your appetite while exploring the treasures of Heritage Town.