The Marubeni Indonesia Family Gathering 2023 was an unforgettable event that combined cultural enrichment, breathtaking scenery, and joyous camaraderie. As employees and their families gathered to celebrate and connect, this year's gathering offered a unique blend of experiences in Bali, Indonesia. From exploring the stunning Tanah Lot temple, witnessing the mesmerizing Kecak Fire Dance, savoring a Gala Dinner by the sea, to exploring the iconic Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) Cultural Park, the event was a true celebration of Indonesian culture and natural beauty.
Exploring Tanah Lot: Where Land Meets the Sea
The Marubeni Indonesia Family Gathering began with an excursion to the iconic Tanah Lot temple, located on the southwest coast of Bali. Tanah Lot is a sacred sea temple that stands on a rocky islet, surrounded by the Indian Ocean. This natural wonder was a perfect choice for the event, as it symbolizes the harmony between nature and spirituality, a theme that echoed throughout the gathering.
Participants were given the opportunity to explore the temple grounds, taking in the stunning views of the temple and the crashing waves. It was an excellent chance for families to appreciate the rich cultural heritage of Indonesia and witness the breathtaking beauty of the island.
Kecak Fire Dance: A Dance of Fire and Emotion
As the sun set over the horizon, participants gathered to experience the cultural riches of Bali through the traditional Kecak Fire Dance. This ancient dance tells the story of the Hindu epic, the Ramayana, and features a mesmerizing performance by a group of chanting men, creating a trance-like atmosphere that transported everyone to another realm.
The Kecak Fire Dance captivated the audience with its dramatic storytelling and the exhilarating sight of fire dancers performing daring feats. It was a testament to the rich cultural traditions of Bali and left a lasting impression on all those in attendance.
Gala Dinner by the Sea: A Night to Remember
To cap off an incredible day of exploration and culture, the Marubeni Indonesia Family Gathering hosted a Gala Dinner right on the side of Tanah Lot sea. The beautifully decorated venue with elegant Balinese touches set the stage for an evening of celebration and connection. Families, colleagues, and friends enjoyed a delicious Balinese feast, featuring local dishes that tantalized the taste buds.
The sound of the waves crashing against the shore, combined with the starry Bali night, sound of the music, performance by the employees and families, created an enchanting atmosphere for the attendees. It was a night of joy, laughter, and bonding, strengthening the Marubeni family's connections.
In this Gala Dinner, Marubeni Indonesia Family also celebrate the 30th years of PT Marubeni Indonesia incorporation in Indonesia.
Exploring GWK: A Tribute to Indonesian Heritage
The gathering continued with a visit to the Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) Cultural Park, a monumental cultural complex that pays homage to Indonesia's rich heritage. The centerpiece of GWK is a colossal statue of Lord Vishnu riding the mythical bird Garuda, which stands as a symbol of Indonesia's cultural and spiritual identity.
Participants had the opportunity to explore the park's various attractions, from art exhibitions to cultural performances. GWK served as a reminder of the importance of preserving and celebrating Indonesia's diverse and vibrant cultural heritage.
The Marubeni Indonesia Family Gathering 2023 was a remarkable blend of exploration and celebration. It allowed employees and their families to immerse themselves in the rich culture and natural beauty of Bali, fostering a sense of unity and appreciation for the unique qualities of Indonesia. As the event came to an end, participants left with not only fond memories but also a deeper understanding of the beauty and richness of the Indonesian culture that Marubeni Indonesia is proud to be a part of.