Kelurahan Dauh Puri Celebrate The Indonesia Independence Day

Lot of work to do in this month. The village or Kelurahan Dauh Puri
of Denpasar Bali celebrate the 63th anniverary of Indonesia
Independence Day on August 18, 2008 with Torch Festival and Bamboo Climbing
events .

The Torch Festival started at 19.00 pm on August 16. During the event, the
people walked around the Kelurahan area and carried a bamboo torch start from
Buru Street to Diponegoro Street, Hasanudin Street, Mayjen Sutoyo Street, PB.
Sudirman Street, Yos Sudarso Street, Diponegoro Street, Nusakambangan Street
and finish at Kelurahan Office. At the end of the festival, a lot of
door prizes given by bussinessmen and companies in Dauh Puri were drawn. The
poeple were very happy when they got some umbrellas, bags, shoes, DVD Player,
Television Set and many other things and left the Kelurahan Office at
about 10.00 pm.

After supper, we continued our work to to prepare the Bamboo Climbing event.
Two bamboo poles were brought from Kelurahan Office to Tragia Area. The
bamboos were carried by Pecalang Trijaga Mandala. At Tragia Area we started to
dig a hole for bamboo position and tied the gift on bamboo. Each bamboo has 24
black plastic bags of gift. It was a hard work for Pecalang Trijaga Mandala to
dig some holes at Tragia Area. We found no problem at the first dig and the
bamboo pole was succesfully erected. But not for the second one. We failed to
dig a hole for the second bamboo due to stonelike building material laid under
the soil. It could be from the ex building of a jail before the Tragia Shopping
Centre was built. We moved to another position and start to dig but failed
again……. At the fifth position we succesfully dig a hole for the second
bamboo. Thanks to Pecalang Trijaga Mandala for their help.
On August 17, at 10.00 pm the people came to Bamboo Climbing event. There
were some groups of youth prepared to climb the bamboos. It was not easy to do
since both bamboss has been with filled with oil! The oily bamboo surface often
caused the climbers sliding down and made the event full of joy. After some
trials the climbers are able to reach the top of bamboo pole and to drop down the

Happy Anniversary of Indonesia Independence Day.

By Sapteka from Bali Island,

3 Responses

  1. Pak Kenapa peceleng di sini galak-galak kalau menutup jalan. Malah membentak-bentak segala! Jalan umum kok ditutup? Kalau ngasi tahunya baik-baik sih tidak masalah.

  2. Saya sendiri kalo lihat ada pecalang menutup jalan pasti segera cari jalan alternatif lain, daripada dibentak. Mungkin karena mereka sudah kepanasan dan capek sementara tugas ngayah masih harus dijalani. Teorinya sih kalo tugas ngayah harus sabar….

  3. tradisi upacara tradisionalnya lumayan unik juga… fantastic..

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