Corporate Social Responsibility
Bindu, 28 October 2016 - In an effort to preserve the rich heritage of Barong also to promote Bindu Village as tourism destination, Furama Villas and Spa is a proud supporter of the world-class cultural event of Bindu Barong Festival held at the village’s temple, Pura Dalem, on 28-29 October 2016. Thirty young and talented performers from all Badung, Tabanan, Gianyar, and Denpasar regency will take part of the exciting event.
Barong in Balinese mythology represents a great spirit of goodness, its strong protector figure is symbolized with lion. Barong – the good spirit has an enemy called Rangda (the evil spirit), both forces involved in a terrifying battle, performed artistically during temple ceremonies or art festivals in the villages around Bali.
Barong dance is considered as Bali’s most sacred dance, illustrating the battle of Good versus Evil represents by Barong (The Lion) and Rangda. The dance also recently recognized as UNESCO’s world cultural heritage performance.
General Manager of Furama Villas and Spa, Mr. I Wayan Sumandia stated “it is such a great honor to take part of this cultural preservation program for the young generation of our local community, Banjar Bindu. Our resort has been continuously supporting Bindu village in its efforts to be culture-based tourism village in Bali. The event is also great added value for our hotel’s guests, who will have unique opportunity to watch the prestigious event”
The Head Committee of Bindu Barong Festival Committee, Mr. IGA Indra Mahendra said “the event’s is the living proof of the Indonesian spirit of Sumpah Pemuda (National Youth Oath) commemorate every 28 October, in which the village youngsters express their creativity and togetherness, towards one common goal : cultural preservation of their ancestors also promoting Banjar Bindu as tourism destination. He wishes to have this as an annual festival, in the future”.
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About Furama Villas & Spa Ubud, Bali
Furama Villas & Spa nestled amidst beautiful rice fields in Banjar Bindu, 20 minutes southwest from Central Ubud which accessible by its free shuttle service. The 24 Balinese-style pool villas exude an idyllic appeal in tranquil surroundings. All villas boasted simple yet tasteful furnishing which creates an idyllic atmosphere that blends with the overall feeling of well-being. Equipped with the luxury of private plunge pool and gazebo for in-villa massage, both villas are perfect for guests who love being close to nature.
Spa Furama offers luscious treatments within private therapy rooms, perfect to soothe tired muscles and unwind. Padi Restaurant offers panoramic views of the paddy fields surrounding the resort’s grounds and features local Balinese favorites as well as international delights.
The Talas Pool Bar offers the perfect setting for a tipple and light snacks. Experience local activities such as cooking, woodcarving, traditional dance or explore the area with a trek, cycle or village tour for a complete Balinese experience.
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Ayu Sri Mahayani
Cluster Marcom Manager
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