The Denpasar municipal administration will hold the Denpasar Festival 2009 from Dec. 28 to 31 to attract thousands of visitors to year-end festivities.
The annual event, previously the Gajah Mada Town Festival, will take place at the Catur Muka Monument, Jl. Gajah Mada, Jl. Veteran and Puputan Badung Square. Mayor’s assistant I Gusti Ngurah Edy Mulia said the event was expected to re-stake the city’s claim as Bali’s business center. “We also changed the event’s name to honor the citizens and allow more public participation.”
Event organizer Putu Suwitra said the festival would be the culmination of previous events held by the municipal administration this year, including the Denpasar Old Town Memories, Serangan Island Festival, Pekenan Lais Meseluk and Maha Bhandana Prasadha.