19 September 2017

TRADITIONAL BOAT CARNIVAL 2017 AT PLATARAN L’HARMONIE – WEST BALI NATIONAL PARK

Aligned with Plataran’s philosophy to “showcase the world the rich and diverse natural and cultural heritage of this remarkable archipelago“, Plataran L’Harmonie – West Bali National Park is excited to announce the first edition of the annual Traditional Boat Carnival on 5, Oct 2017.

Since the commencement of Plataran L’Harmonie – West Bali National, Plataran Indonesia aimed to boast the area as a leading model of eco-tourism development park in Bali where it displays the traditional philosophy of “Tri Hita Karana“, a concept that evolves around three main factors: harmony among people, nature, and God. The Boat Carnival 2017 is one of many activities hosted in Plataran L’Harmonie – West Bali National Park that takes the initiative to attain its mark.
Relationship with the people is obtained as the event brings family, friends, and business partners together to celebrate the day packed with activities that highlight the beauty of Indonesian and Balinese culture. Appreciation and contact with nature is achieved through the beach clean-up activity organized for the participants. Lastly, the relationship with God is reached through a full moon Tirta Yatra celebration, a traditional Balinese spiritual pilgrimage, at the Pulaki and Segara Giri Menjangan Temple.

The highlight of the day will be for visitors to witness scores of vibrantly-painted boats from different regions of Indonesia around the pristine waters of Menjangan. Furthermore, the Octagon Ocean Club at Plataran L’Harmonie -West Bali National Park will present a special Fisherman Village Themed Buffet Lunch where visitors can gather to enjoy the boat carnival while indulging in authentic Indonesian dishes with a hint of an ocean twist. Additionally, visitors can also enjoy a music and dance performance by the Benih Kasih Orphans, and watch the sky get adorned through the kite festival activity. 

ABOUT PLATARAN L’HARMONIE – WEST BALI NATIONAL PARK

Plataran L’Harmonie – West Bali National Park encompasses the ecotourism forest area of West Bali National Park, covering an area of 382 hectares with a coastline of more than 7 km facing Menjangan Island, an island well-known as a divers’ paradise for its exotic beauty of the underwater world. Its dense biodiversity encompasses many distinct ecosystems and home to various flora and fauna species. The area of Plataran L’Harmonie – West Bali National Park is also the primary habitat of the Jalak Bali or Bali Starling (Leucopsar rothschildi), an endangered and protected rare exotic bird.
Plataran L’Harmonie – West Bali National Park’s integrated master plan, planned by a world-class American master planner - Hitesh Mehta, encompasses a variety of accommodation; dining, wellness and leisure facilities; and programmes dedicated to the conservation of the parks natural ecosystems and indigenous wildlife species.

Visitors are also welcome to learn about and participate in Plataran L’Harmonie – West Bali National Park’s conservation efforts: the Scientific Education and Research Centre (SERC), a unique learning environment with access to the park’s amazing range of habitats; Plataran Bali Starling Sanctuary, a safe breeding ground for the critically endangered Bali Starling; and an Endemic Tree Planting Programme that nurtures biodiversity that is fast disappearing in other parts of the island.

The comprehensive natural ecosystems, unique local cultures, and sustainable ecotourism facilities, have brought Plataran L'Harmonie - West Bali National Park as a national ecotourism pilot project, as appointed by the Ministry of Tourism. This recognition marks another award for Plataran, joining a list of other accolades including an award as the Best National Park Operator by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in the year 2015 and an international recognition as Top 100 Sustainable Destinations in the world in 2016.

ABOUT PLATARAN INDONESIA

Plataran is a homegrown Indonesian hospitality group whose vision is to contribute to Indonesia and Indonesians by showcasing to the world the rich and diverse natural and cultural heritage of this remarkable archipelago.

Plataran means ‘God's most favourite courtyard’, a reflection of our connection to and celebration of all the beauty and richness of culture that Indonesia has been blessed with. Plataran invites discovery and appreciation of Indonesia’s many treasures through its luxury brand of boutique hotels and resorts, private cruises, dining and event venues, developed in Indonesia’s most iconic and exotic destinations.

For more information on this press release and high-resolution photographs, please contact:
Rindy Hapsari Putri
Corp. Marketing Communications Manager
Plataran Indonesia
Jl. Brawijaya Raya No. 4, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selatan 12160
Telp: (62-21) 722 1740 | Fax: (62-21) 2932 6191 | HP: 0811 224 0605
E-mail: [email protected] |  www.plataran.com