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September 23, 2013

Sanur's Contribution to Social, Cultural and Environmental Sustainability

Sanur, September 2013 - Sanur Village Festival (SVF) VIII is set to be held from 24-28 September 2013 at Maisonette Inna Grand Bali Beach Hotel. This annual event promises usual fun and cultural programs as well as introducing new activities among them Koi fish competition, fun run, and tree planting as part of environmental acts done within Sanur area.

The theme 'Segara Giri' for Sanur Village Festival VIII is truly relevant to the current environmental development. The chairman of Yayasan Pembangunan Sanur (YPS) Ida Bagus Gede Sidharta Putra mentioned that rehabilitating rare trees and mangrove are part of environmental efforts consistently carried out starting the very first SVF back in 2005. According to Gusde, Bali as a world tourism destination must focus on environmental sustainability and carry out proper development policies in line with environment conservation. YPS as government's partner in developing tourism in Sanur aims to maintain balance and harmony by minimizing environmental damage.

He claims SVF continually contributes to achieve Sanur's balance and harmony in terms of its social, culture, and environment, as well as improve community creativity and participation, by developing themes based on the SVF unique activities.


Sanur as Tourism Destination

This activity is supported by Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Mari Elka Pangestu. She is scheduled to join the activities leading to the SVF event, among them beach cleaning, turtle release, coral reef conservation, and sanitation education.

In previous festivals, Sanur community has been involved in planting rare tree and vegetation used for ceremonial purposes, as well as coconuts and mangrove for rehabilitating mangrove coverage. Soursop (Annona muricata L) a medical plant is also used for tree planting activity.

Koi fish competition

The Koi fish competition is a new program that caters to Koi fans and lovers in various competitive activities. The Koi fish competition activity also offers trade of selected Koi fishes, contributing to local economy of decorative fish in various Bali regions.

Fun Run Sanur 10K

The Fun Run Sanur 10K is a unique since the route goes through sanur village, integrating Sanur's heritage, sports and tourism elements. This fun run combines fresh air, scenic views and enjoyment with village cultural activities.


Sanur Creative Expo

Sanur Creative Expo is an exhibition of art and handy craft that supports local tourism industry and becomes the meeting point for idea exchange, business and sales meetings

Segara Giri Cultural Dialogue

At Segara Giri Cultural Dialogue, local experts come together to discuss about the theme 'Segara Giri' searching for future ideas, solutions and suggestions to maintain balance between Ocean (segara) and Mountain (giri) and activities to ensure environmental sustainability.

Other regular SVF programs that can be found during this event are:

  1. Art and Music Performance

  2. Food Bazaar

  3. Bali Culinary Challenge

  4. Sanur Open Golf Tournament

  5. Under Water Festival and coral reef planting

  6. Jukung boat competition

  7. Sanur Fishing Tournament

  8. Cultural and Art Parade

  9. Environmental acts i.e. beach cleaning, planting tree and mangrove, turtle release and environmental education.

  10. Photography Competition

  11. Marine Water Sports

  12. Sanur Fun Cycling

  13. Sport and Fun Games

  14. Fine Art Activity, exhibition, on the spot painting & body painting.

  15. Fashion show

  16. Ice carving festival

  17. Yoga performance

  18. Cultural dialogue

  19. Business meeting

  20. Sanur Kite Festival and Sanur Auto Festival which will be held pre event

For further info, please contact :
Yayasan Pembangunan Sanur
Phone : 0361-8710083, 0361-286987
Fax : 0361-281315
Email :
Address : JI. Danau Buyan III/No.2, Sanur, Denpasar, BaIi 80228

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