Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Lovina Festival 2014

Lovina Festival 2014 will be held on 25 to 27 September 2014, held at Aditya Lovina Beach Resort, Kalibukbuk Village, Buleleng, Bali Indonesia. This time the theme of The Sparkling of Lovina, the offerings of the Office of Culture and Tourism Buleleng, Bali Province.

This annual festival will pack all the potential of North Balinese art and culture, which is in Buleleng regency. Staging a unique traditional art and classic, like sapigerumbungan, the rite Dedari Hyang Legong, sanghyangmemedi, Joged mass, and the mass dance strait immediately, also photography competition.

Unlike the other beaches in Bali which has a white or light brown sand, the beach is black sand. Lovina Beach is located approximately 9 kilometers from the city of Singaraja, Buleleng regency capital. From Kuta or Denpasar takes approximately 3 hours to get there. There are many hotels around Lovina, ranging from jasmine-class hotels, homestays to five-star hotel though.

Talking about the history of Lovina, can not be separated by Anak Agung Panji Tisna figure. Around the 1950s, Anak Agung Panji Tisna, never traveled to several countries in Europe and Asia. What concerns him is the life of the community especially in India. He stayed a few weeks in Bombay. Way of life and the condition of the people there, necessarily affects the way he thought and insight into the future for Bali, especially the development of public welfare in Buleleng regency.

Meanwhile, PanjiTisna also see a beautiful place laid out for people on vacation at the beach. The land has in common with his estate in TukadCebol Beach, Buleleng, which is also located in between two streams. Inspiration PanjiTisna appeared to build a resort like that.

Panjitisan returned from abroad in 1953, Anak Agung Panji Tisna immediately declared his muse and began to build on his own property, a cottage named "Lovina". The place was made for the "travelers" while on vacation. Equipped with 3 bedrooms and weeks to stay in a small restaurant near the seafront.

At that time, some business analysts worrying that PanjiTisna plan will not work as expected. Too early time to make a similar effort on a secluded beach, such as at the beach TukadCebol. Local cultural observer stated, "Lovina" is a foreign word, not the language of Bali. Further more, there is no letter "v" in the Balinese script. Another comment says emphatically, do not use the word "Lovina", it should be deleted.

Anak Agung Panji Tisna, in 1959, sold Lodging Lovina to younger relatives, Anak Agung Ngurah Sentanu as owner and manager. Business is going pretty well. However, there are no travelers or tourists. Just come a few friend Flag Tisna from America and Europe, as well as local government officials and businessmen for a vacation.

But now Lovina grown into a tourist destination sought after by foreign tourists. One of the tourist attraction in Lovina is seeing dolphins swimming in the sea.