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Bali governor wants international events to use Balinese language, attire

  • Ni Komang Erviani

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, April 15, 2019   /  05:15 pm
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A sign at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali has a Balinese script above its Latin script as part of the administration's cultural preservation efforts that began last year.(Courtesy of Angkasa Pura I/-)

As part of the Bali administration’s cultural preservation drive, Bali Governor I Wayan Koster has encouraged organizers to include the Balinese language and attire in national and international events. The Bali administration sent the Surat Edaran (circular) No. 3172/2019, signed on April 5, to all event organizers, government institutions, ministry offices, NGOs, consulates general and private companies. The circular is designed to introduce Balinese culture to the international community, as well as to preserve the culture. “The policy is designed to preserve Balinese attire, language, script and literature. It should also generate a culture-based economy for Bali’s people,” Koster said in a press release on Monday. Koster explained that many national and international events have been held on the resort island over the past few years. The biggest even...