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The event of "The New Era of Balinese Life and Digitalization of QRIS-Based Payment Systems in Uluwatu" which was held in Pecatu on Saturday, August 22, 2020, took place orderly and smoothly. The event organized by the Uluwatu Tourist Attraction Management with BPD Bali with the theme "Uluwatu is Enchanting, Empowering Productivity in a Safety Environment", is an inauguration event that the Uluwatu Tourist Attraction is ready to receive tourist by presenting the "New Normal Kecak Dance" which will start in September. The event was opened by the Governor of Bali Wayan Koster accompanied by the Deputy Governor of Bali Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana, with the submission of a Tourism Governance certificate which shows that Uluwatu Tourist Attraction has passed verification in the application of the SOP for COVID-19 Prevention and declared as a trusted and convenient tourism area to visit. In this inauguration also attended the Deputy Regent of Badung Regency I Kt. Suiasa, Regional Secretary of Badung Regency Adi Arnawa, Director of Regional Destination Development II of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Wawan Gunawan, emissary of Bank Indonesia for Bali Province Trisno Nugroho, Chairman of the Bali Tourism Association, Acting Official of the Badung Tourism Office, and some of emissaries and tourism stakeholders in Bali.

 

Wayan Wijana as the Manager of Uluwatu Tourist Attraction Management in his speech, mentioned that in addition to the natural charm that was presented, the Kecak Dance was also a generator or driving force for tourists to visit Uluwatu, so that without this dance Uluwatu would quiet. The opening of the Uluwatu Tourism Attraction by performing the " New Normal Kecak Dance" is one of the efforts to recover the tourism sector in Bali, especially tourism in Badung Regency, which has decreased due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This dance has been modified by following standard health protocols, namely reducing the number of Kecak dancers, wear masks, sit positions that are spaced apart, wear face-shields for dancers. Uluwatu Tourist Attraction area also implemented standard health protocols such as equipping the area with a temperature check system before entering the area, mandatory wear of masks, availability of hand washing facilities in various places, availability of hand sanitizers and appeals for visitors to keep their distance and wash their hand diligently. This Kecak dance re-performance is expected to bring tourists to Bali, especially Badung, to recover the economy of Balinese people who depend on the tourism sector.

 

In this event also inaugurated QRIS usage-based payment system (Quick Response Code Indonesian Standard) in Uluwatu Tourist Attractions which is a collaboration with BPD Bali, which has been applied also by the traders in Uluwatu area. This system is expected to make it easier for tourists to transaction, also intended to facilitate the recording of transactions by the Uluwatu Tourist Attraction management.

 

Governor of Bali Wayan Koster in his speech, said that Bali in about COVID-19 has a low mortality rate and the high cure rate, which is something that must be maintained and as much as possible strived for to be better again. For recover Bali tourism, all parties, both the government, managers of tourist attractions and the community must work hard and orderly in complying with standard health protocols to prevent the increase in the number of COVID-19 in Bali so that Bali can become a safe zone to visit. Bali, which is planned to open on September 11, 2020 for foreign tourists, must temporarily be postponed due to the policy of the Ministry regarding Indonesia which cannot be visited by foreign tourists. The Bali government will work hard to control the spread of COVID-19 and maintain Bali into a green zone so that later Bali can be trusted to become a convenient area to visit.



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