MASTIC 2018 program includes a one day tour in Bali. Bali is a popular tourist destination, which attracts both local and international tourists since the 1980s. It is renowned for its highly developed arts including traditional and modern dances, sculptures, paintings, leather, metalworking, and music.
After the conference, the participant shall enjoy the visits to :
1. Garuda Wisnu Kencana
Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) Cultural Park is a ± 60 ha area of cultural park. The main icon of this park is Garuda Wisnu Kencana Statue with ±120-meter tall and 64-meter width.
2. Uluwatu Temple
Uluwatu Temple was built in the 11th century by the emperor, Empu Kuturan, although some accounts hold that the temple existed long before and that the emperor merely expanded it. Uluwatu Temple is perched on top of a steep cliff, roughly 200 feet above the crashing waves of the Indian Ocean. Uluwatu Temple provides an excellent view of the ocean and a colourful sunset.
3. Padang Beach
Bali Padang Padang Beach is one of the best beaches in Bali in addition to dreamland, Kuta and Nusa Dua. White sandy beach stretching ahead of you, clear blue water and flat, perfect for swimming. Sand white color contrasts with the black rocks and blue sea exotic. The beach was clean, quiet atmosphere and crystal clear waters will make us feel at home after a long time to swim and sunbathe here.
4. Barong Dance
Barong dance narrating the fight between good and evil. This dance is the classic example of Balinese way of acting out mythology, resulting in myth and history being blended into one reality.
5. Kecak Dance
Kecak is a form of Balinese dance and music drama that developed in the 1930s in Bali. It is performed primarily by men, although as of 2006, a few women’s kecak groups exist. Also known as the Ramayana Monkey Chant, the piece, performed by a circle of 150 or more performers wearing checked cloth around their waists, percussively chanting “cak” and throwing up their arms, depicts a battle from the Ramayana. The monkey-like Vanara helped Prince Rama fight the evil King Ravana. Kecak has roots in sanghyang, a trance-inducing exorcism dance.