Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sole Inheritance of String-Woven Fabric Jembrana

Perhaps most of us will disbelieve that West Loloan village famous for its Muslim community also has cultural inheritance potential such as string-woven that nowadays being forgotten gradually. Rahmat Hidayat (30) is the only one string-woven artisan who still survive in the middle of fabric textile interference. It is called string-woven because when the making of its motive, the cloth-making material is made from tiding threads into varied of specific forms. The woven pattern is varied enough, starting from decorated parallel lines, pots, brackets stars, dodol slices and sweet pomegranates.th me so every month we could produce up to 20 sheets,” he said. In fact, Ayat has seven non-machine looms but only three of them could be use due to the lack of labor,” he said. Read more about String-woven fabric in Jembrana here.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Government Should Adopt World Silent Day

Kolaborasi Bali – Bali Collaboration – for climate change suggested for the government to adopt World Silent Day as one of ways to fighting against climate change. This suggestion is due to the fact given by Nyepi day of Balinese that could reduce 23 thousand tons emission for their one day of silence from any electricity, motor, port and airport activities. The same suggestion also comes from United Nation. This suggestion proposed in a joint petition together with world silent day memorial on Sunday (March 21). Read more about World Silent Day here.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Banjar Anggarkasih Sanur Won the First Place

From Ogoh-ogoh competition held by Denpasar government in order to celebrate Nyepi and their capitol city annual anniversary, had already has its winners. They are Ogoh-ogoh “Wayang Sapuh Leger” made by Sekaa Teruna Dharma Yowana Br. Anggarkasih Sanur of South Denpasar to win the first place in this competition with 6.335 point from the seventh juries. It is followed by ST. Yowana Saka Bhuana, Br. Taensiat Denut District with 6.325 points and ST. Werdi Sesana, Br. Tege, Denut District with 6250 points, respectively as the second and third winner. Meanwhile for the fourth, fifth and six places won by ST. Swastika Br. Pekambingan, ST. Br. Gemeh and ST. Eka Cita Br Abian Kapas Kaja. Read more about Ogoh-ogoh competition here.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Denpasar Government Conducting Health Safari

Denpasar government is routinely conducting health safari into each banjar or village in their territories in order to raise their people health rate.

Head of Denpasar Health Agency, dr. Luh Sri Armini in Denpasara, Thursday, said that this activity aiming for the people health escalation.

“In order to give the best health service for Denpasar citizen, then the government conducting this kind of health safari activity,” Sri Armini said.

Besides health safari, she also conducting people data who suffered from cataract for further follows up with surgery.

“For cataract surgeon will be centralized at Denpasar Mayor office,” she said.

Head of Banjar Medura, Sanur Kauh Village, South Denpasar, Made Suardika confessed that this health safari is helpful especially for lesser people.

“Government concern toward their people health is always high considering this health safari not merely conducting when election issue become a hot fuzz, this kind of activity had been conducted regularly starting from posyandu paripurna up to health safari,” he said.

Although, said Suardika, the citizen who welcoming this health safari enthusiastically in concern with the high price health could cost for the people.

“In this health safari, besides give basic health check, they also give free eye examination as well as giving free glasses,” he said.

In the future, Suardika wish for this kind of activity could done more intense and routinely considering health as the most important thing to be concern with.

Meanwhile, a citizen who went through health safari, Made Sudarta, confessed that he was very helpful with this kind of activity.

“Although puskesmas – health care center – did not charged them still with health safari activity in every banjar could lightening their burden for health check,” said Sudarta.

News by Antara Bali

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Badung Produce Passion-Fruit Syrup

Food Processing Group Mekar Sari, Banjar Tinggan, Plaga Village of Petang district produced passion-fruit syrup that its launching conducted by Badung Regent, A.A. Gde Agung at Wantilan Pura Penataran Pucak Mangu on Thursday. In that occasion, the regent instructed straightly that all of the Satuan Kerja Perangkat Daerah (SKPD) in his territory oblige to buy that passion-fruit syrup as it will be marketed around Bali and other areas. The syrup would not only marketed in Badung area but also wish for the local tourism agency to make a new break through with introducing this local passion-fruit syrup product to the tourism agencies, either to hotels, restaurants or else. Read more about passion fruit syrup production here.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Water Board Need to Form Immediately in Bali

Bali provincial government need to form immediately Lembaga Komisi Irigasi (Komir) – irrigation commission institution – and Dewan Sumberdaya air (Dewan Air) – water board – to protect the system of irrigation organization and traditional farming (subak) from outside intervention who also needs water.

Professor of Agriculture Faculty Udayana University, Prof. Dr. I Wayan Windia, M.S., said that Institution of Irrigation Commission and Water Resource Board is part of Bill No. 7 years 2004 concerning water resource.

He said, through forming those two new institutions, subak would not has any connection with the outside parties anymore especially in term of water irrigation problem who had already utilized by the farmers since a long time ago. “That irrigation water hoped could utilized continuously and not like what happened nowadays where lots of irrigation waters by some companies become water in package instead for irrigation,” said Windia in Denpasar on Sunday (February 28).

Water dedicated for the farmer utilized by some parties for business interest outside agriculture ground. Subak has no ability in facing that numerous problems.

“This make subak unable to face with outsides pressures causing the farmer land dried and give no result at all,” he said. Windia also added that if komir and water board has been formed would make them could deals completely with the outsiders who want to utilize the irrigation water.

That is why Bali Provincial Government as well as Regency and City Government in each of their area hopes to encourage the formation of two new institutions who could nurturing and protecting subak. This is very important considering subak as part of Bali’s art and cultural life.

News by NusaBali