Union Information Minister visits Penglipuran, Kintamani villages in Bali

The Myanmar delegation led by Union Minister for Information U Maung Maung Ohn who is in Bali, Indonesia, for the 18th Asia Media Summit together with ministers from the information sector of AIBD member countries and delegates visited Penglipuran village, Bamboo Forest and Kintamani village in Kubu of  Bangli Regency on Bali Island of Indonesia yesterday.
On arrival at the Penglipuran village, the Union minister and tour members were welcomed by the village administrative officials. Then, he cordially greeted locals and presented commemorative gifts to the village administrator and villagers.
There are 1,280 people and 78 houses in Penglipuran village. It is a popular tourist destination for its preservation of the traditional customs of the Balinese.
The houses and buildings in the village are built with a Bali Island traditional style and villagers are living in line with the traditional culture. The Balinese still uphold the concept of Tri Hita Karana. The Penglipuran village is one of the world’s three cleanest villages. The village won many prestigious awards including the Indonesia Sustainable Tourism Award in 2017 for its cleanliness.
Then, the Union minister and tour group visited the Hutan Bambu Forest near Penglipuran village.
The Indonesian government set up plans and funds to preserve the Hutan Bambu Forest naturally in 1995 and Penglipuran villagers carry out bamboo forest conservation processes with the support of the government.
On arrival at the Bas de Atayana (I Love Bas Agrotourism) coffee farm in Kintamani Village, the tour group observed Kopi Luwak (luwak coffee) production processes with civet cats.
That private Luwak coffee farm covers about 10 acres of land and is running with 20 civet cats.
This Luwak coffee is produced from the coffee beans which have been digested by civet cats. There are about 900 acres of similar coffee cultivation on Bali Island. The coffee is one of the world’s best coffee. Indonesia earned US$126 million from coffee export in 2021-2022.
Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous nation, is striving to become a developed country in 2045. Bali, home to more than 4.5 million people, tries to revive the tourism industry like the situation before the outbreak of COVID-19. — MNA/KTZH

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