Bali capital host the Denpasar Festival December 28-31, 2009,¬† featuring a range of exhibitions and activities to close out the year. Centered at the newly gentrified Jalan Gadjah Mada and Catur Muka monument, the four-day event is open to the public.
The streets and public park areas will be transformed for exhibitions, public entertainment, and cultural shows.
Organizers have adopted the theme “Embracing Tomorrow” and wish to showcase the Balinese capital’s culture, multiculturalism, humanity, nostalgia and inspiring qualities.
Running concurrently with the Denpasar Festival is a large exhibition of orchids and agriculture. Closing on January 1, 2010, Florikultura, which opened some days ago, has been impressing the public with its large display of exotic orchids.
Jalan Gajah Mada¬† is closed to the intersection of Jalan Veteran until¬† December 31, 2009. Jalan Kartini from the direction of Jalan Gajah Mada continue to operate normally. Jalan Sulawesi from Jalan Hasanudin which normally provides access to the Badung and Kumbasari markets is completely closed. Similarly, southbound traffic on Jalan Udayana in the direction of Jalan Veteran is closed with traffic being detoured in the direction of Jalan Kaliasem.