“GWK PENJOR FESTIVAL 2019”
THE OBVIOUS EVIDENCE OF BALINESE CULTURE PRESERVATION
Ungasan, Badung, 1 Juli 2019 – Penjor is an offerings from human to their God for all the graces. Penjor is made from bamboo and decorated with coconut leaf and any crops, installed in front of Balinese house. Penjor also a symbol of mountain which is the sanctuary of Hindu’s God. Penjor usually installed on Galungan and Kuningan day. During celebrate Galungan day, GWK Cultural Park as cultural destination in Bali present “GWK Penjor Festival 2019”. This event held on 13-27 July 2019 is form of commitment of GWK Cultural Park on supporting the preservation of Balinese culture. “GWK Penjor Festival” started with Penjor Making Competition on 13 July 2019. During “GWK Penjor Festival 2019”, GWK Cultural Park offer 50% discount for Balinese ID holders, Balinese Student Card holders and KITAS holders.
Penjor Making Competition is open for public and junior high school, senior high school, and university student. Participants are the delegates from Banjar or school with maximum 5 persons per group. Penjor Making Competition divide on two groups, Sacred Penjor and Decoration Penjor. Participants are not allowed to use Styrofoam or plastics. During the competition, participants must wear Balinese clothes. The judgment is based on creativity, uniqueness, harmony, aesthetics, neatness, and the comprehensiveness of the materials.
The winner of Penjor Making Competition get trophy, charter, and money with total millions rupiah. “GWK Penjor Festival 2019” completed with Penjor Exhibition in Lotus Pond and Festival Park area for two weeks. Moreover, visitors can enjoy Balinese cultural performances and music performances only on GWK Cultural Park.
About Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park
Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) Cultural Park is a 60 ha cultural park that located in Ungasan, Badung, about 10-15 minutes from I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport.
As one of the artificial tourism destination in 21st century, GWK is develop as a cultural park that offers any cultural performances, entertainment, sculpture and landscape of limestone hills that fit for unique photo spot and venue for any events.
In 2012, PT Alam Sutera Realty Tbk. become the owner and the manager of GWK Cultural Park by presenting a variety of rejuvenation facilities. The improvement of facilities in main area such as Plaza Wisnu, Plaza Kura-Kura, Lotus Pond, Festival Park, Amphitheater, Indraloka Garden, Tirta Amertha and so on are done to increase the visitors satisfied. GWK Cultural Park also offer culinary destination with panorama of south Bali at Jendela Bali Restaurant and Beranda Restaurant. Visitor can find any kinds of souvenir in Kencana Souvenir, next to Kencana Photo Studio which provides professional photography services while enjoying GWK Cultural Park visits.