For five days, NDF 2017 will be packed with attractions and performances of art, culture, music, and lifestyle. Visitors can also enjoy the exhibition of handicraft products, fashion shows, exhibitions and culinary competitions, Nusa Dua Coffee Week, Wine and Cheese Testing, beach movie, as well as various other performances such as traditional Balinese dance performances, DJ Performance, and local and national music performances such as Balawan, Joni Agung, Gus Teja, Nidji, Andra & The Backbone, Rendy Pandugo, and Java Jive.
“We are proud to be able to hold the 21st NDF. This event is a form of appreciation of the hotel and tenant to the visitors of the Nusa Dua. This year, we target to reach 30 thousand visitors, both domestic tourists, foreign tourists, and the people of Bali, “said Director of ITDC, Abdulbar M. Mansoer.
Besides as a means of joint promotion between ITDC with hotels, tenants, and residents around the Nusa Dua, added Abdulbar M. Mansoer. The NDF 2017 event also aims to show that the Nusa Dua, as an integrated tourism area supported by more than 5,000 bedrooms and conference facilities capable of accommodating more than 10,000 delegates, is capable of being a venue for various forms of large-scale outdoor activities such as exhibitions, shows, sports and entertainment. This is in line with the direction of the Ministry of Tourism so that the Nusa Dua is ready to spearhead in the international competition for the implementation of various MICE events worldwide, with the best service in all fields.
Bank Mandiri Corporate Secretary Rohan Hafas said, the implementation of Pesona Mandiri Nusa Dua Fiesta this year is also to campaign the national movement of e-money. For that purpose, all transactions in the festival arena will be directed to be done using the e-money. “We have prepared an e-money card that visitors can use to conduct transactions at the event location. The e-money card can also be used for transactions on toll roads, retail outlets and others, “Rohan Hafas said.
Minister Arief Yahya gave appreciation of the implementation of Nusa Dua Fiesta 2017 in an effort to promote the tourist area of the Nusa Dua as well as increasing the number of foreign tourists visiting Bali. Nusa Dua Fiesta is now entering its 21st year, and has became one of the flagship festival event to attract tourists to Bali. “Nusa Dua Fiesta can be listed in the 100 premiere event Wonderful Indonesia (WI) Calendar of Events (CoE) Indonesia 2018,” said Menpar Arief Yahya.
According to the plan, Minister Arief Yahya will open NDF 2017 on October 11, 2017 which will be enlivened with Cultural Parade, Sekar Jepun Dance and Ngelawang Barong by Sabha Yowana, and Kecak Colosal Fire Dance. While the last day of NDF is presented as Mandiri Day to commemorate the 19th anniversary of Bank Mandiri as the main sponsor of NDF 2017, which will be filled with Mandiri Carnival.
Bali is Safe for Tourism
NDF implementation this year overshadowed the status of Mount Agung Bali which has increased the status of the volcano to “Beware”. Nevertheless, the government has prepared mitigation handling in each status increase. In addition, the Ministry of Transportation has also prepared 10 airports to anticipate the impact of Mount Agung eruption in Jakarta, Makassar, Surabaya, Balikpapan, Solo, Ambon, Manado, Lombok Praya, Kupang and Banyuwangi. In addition, the Ministry has also prepared 100 buses for the mobilization of passengers out of Bali through Banyuwangi, Surabaya and Praya.
“Circular of Bali Tourism Office stated that the status of Mount Agung should not be feared because almost all Bali tourist areas are far from the reach and impact of Mount Agung eruption. The Nusa Dua area itself is 60 Km from Gunung Agung so it is safe to visit. So do not hesitate and afraid to come to Bali, let’s enjoy Enchantment Mandiri Nusa Dua Fiesta 2017, “said Abdulbar M. Mansoer.