[10TH WORLD WATER FORUM PRESS RELEASE] Ubud, Tabanan, Karangasem Fieldtrip Concludes 10th World Water Forum

May 25, 2024







Ubud, Tabanan, Karangasem Fieldtrip Concludes 10th World Water Forum 

The 10th World Water Forum participants visited the Subak Museum in Ubud, Bedugul Botanical Gardens in Tabanan, and Jero Tumbuk Culture & Retreat in Karangasem, Bali, on Saturday (25 May). This field trip was the closing event designed for delegates and participants to enjoy Bali's natural beauty and local culture.

Throughout the trip, the group experienced a different atmosphere from their previous discussion sessions. The trip started from the meeting point in the lobby of the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC).

Three destinations were offered for the field trip: first, the Subak Museum, the UNESCO Subak Jatiluwih terraced rice fields, and the Bedugul Botanical Gardens, all located in Tabanan Regency.

The second is Monkey Forest, Ubud Culture Village, Lake Batur, and Kedisan Pier in Bangli Regency. The third is to Jero Tumbuk Culture & Retreat in Karangasem Regency.

Special Advisor to the Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) on Technology, Industry, and Environment, Endra S. Atmawidjaja, said that Indonesia was proud to be able to present experiences and leave pleasant memory about Bali before the 10th World Water Forum participants returned to their respective countries.

“It’s an honor for Indonesia to host the 10th World Water Forum. We want the participants who attend not only to participate in the main forum but also to experience the different atmosphere of Bali," said Endra.

On the first destination, participants received an overview of the Balinese agricultural process. The process of how the Balinese people organize the irrigation system or subak to planting is entirely based on the calculations of the Balinese calendar (different from the Gregorian calendar). The terraced rice fields of Jatiluwih at the foot of Mount Batukaru and the expanses of rice plants will be the dominating views when participants and delegates enjoy the trip on the Tabanan route.

On the other hand, participants with the Monkey Forest Ubud trip option found a nature reserve and temple complex in Padangtegal Village. Around the 12.5-hectare forest complex, participants can meet hundreds of monkeys who live in the forest.

Lake Batur is the next trip, with a distance of 30 kilometers from Ubud. Lake is located in the bowl of the Batur Caldera, Kintamani. Mount Batur is an active mountain with stunning views.

Next, participants on a trip to Karangasem who arrived at Jero Tumbuk toured the village. Participants can interact directly and carry out activities with the Balinese people around the Jero Tumbuk area. Participants will also be invited to activities such as planting rice and fishing. (Ayu Sulistyowati/TR/Elvira Inda Sari/WS/PR)

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For further information, please contact:

Director General of Public Information and Communications of the Ministry of Communications and Informatics – Usman Kansong (0816785320)

PCO of the 10th World Water Forum - Dede Ariwibowo (08111830020)

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