Bali Safari and Marine Park, or Taman Safari III is a branch of Taman Safari located in Gianyar, Bali.Open for public since November 13, 2007.
Taman Safari Indonesia 3 adalah taman yang terletak di Desa Serongga, Kecamatan Gianyar, Provinsi Bali. Taman safari yang populer dengan nama Bali Safari & Marine Park (BSMP) ini merupakan taman safari yang ke 3 di Indonesia dan merupakan “sister park” dari Taman Safari Cisarua, Bogor dan Taman Safari Indonesia 2 di Prigen, Jawa Timur. Seperti kedua Taman Safari sebelumnya itu, BSMP juga merupakan lembagakonservasi dan anggota dari Persatuan Kebun Binatang se Indonesia.
With total area are 99 acres, Bali Safari and Marine Park has many facilities, including Animals in natural surroundings, Recreation area, Waterpark, Fun Zone, The amazing Bali Theatre, Cottages and Bungalows, Restaurants The zoo provides bus tours for visitors to view some 400 animals from 3 regions including Indonesia, India, and Africa. Number animals are more than 400 with more than 60 species. Others facilities are Ganesha Park and Pura safari. Ganesha Park is a park which has a 9-metre (30 ft) statue of Ganesha. This will be the entrance to the Bali Theatre, which will feature Balinese Art.Foreign tourist can enjoy elephants bathing on this place. Pura Safari is a temple (pura) located in the zoo, where people of Hindu Dharma and Hindu religious worship
Bali Theater, the first and the biggest performing arts theatre in Bali
Bali Theatre is a mega-stage theatrical complex with a 1200 seating capacity. It is fully equipped with advanced multi-media technology and state-of-art sound and lighting systems. The entrance features the island’s tallest 8-metre high Ganesha statue, the God of science and knowledge. He appears to be persuading visitors to enter the lobby and discover the many aspects of theatre. The statue even suggests to people that the theatre was built with highly sophisticated technology, and performers that will guide their audiences to a better knowledge of Bali and its charming people, unique tradition, history, and culture. A walk through the tunnel behind the statue leads visitors to the luxurious pre-function area, decorated with warm lighting, a wooden floor and a beautifully landscaped garden filled with exotic flowers, shrubs and extensive ponds. The lobby can be considered as a perfect pre-function venue for cocktails as well as an ideal location for a private party or theme function. Bali Theatre is designed to be the first and the biggest performing arts theatre in Bali. It proudly presents the first production of its kind, Bali Agung.
Behind Story of Bali Agung
Creating the world of Bali Agung has been a unique and joyful challenge for Designer Richard Jeziorny and his crew, calling on the talents of local artists, makers and the skilled teams from Taman Safari. Inspired by a knowledge of Balinese tradition and Chinese culture, Richard’s designs bring to life the world of this exciting new production. Costume makers from Bona, Sukawati and further afield from Samarang, have converged on the Bali Theatre to dress and costume simple villagers, Balinese kings, Chinese merchants and lake goddesses. Each brings their unique knowledge and experience to this project to create this swirling and colourful world of ancient Bali.
Staff from Taman Safari and makers from Yogya worked long hours to build and finish the massive sets required to fill this new mega stage and evoke the colourful and varied environments of the story. Local puppet makers worked on tiny birds, wayang kulit shadow puppets and giant monsters that emerged from the workshops at the Safari park. Other staff worked tirelessly to create unique headdresses and colourful livery for elephants and camel, sewing cloth lakes and making armor, spears, furniture and other props to enhance this extraordinary production. Richard Jeziorny (Aug 2010).
Just a 45-minute drive from Bali’s International Airport, the theatre sits in the lush tropical jungle in the heart of the island prestigious attraction the well-known 40-hectare Bali Safari & Marine Park in Gianyar. The park is located on the newly developed seaside highway, Jalan Ida Bagus Mantra, assuring visitors an easy and fast access from the main tourist destinations of Kuta, Nusa Dua or Sanur as well as from the island’s eastern and central tourist areas of Karangsem and Ubud. (Source : www.balitheatre.com)