February 14th 2017

Gianyar, 14 February 2017 – Working in cooperation with Indonesia’s Women’s Entrepreneur Association (IWAPI), the Bali Safari & Marine Park has extended affection and compassion to a group of cancer patients by inviting them to a relaxing and fun day out at the world-famous nature park in Gianyar, Bali.

 

The cancer patients coming to the Park hailed from a number of regions in Indonesia and have traveled to Bali to undergo outpatient cancer treatment while staying at the “rumah singah” (Care Center) operated by Bapak Wen near the Sanglah General Hospital in Denpasar.

 

IWAPI is an organization composed of women entrepreneurs from across Indonesia committed to the financial advancement of female-owned businesses in Indonesia through the facilitation of credit facilities and financial support.

 

Spending a special day “away from their disease” without other worldly-cares, the visiting patients joined a number of activities enjoyed on a daily basis by visitors to the Park. This included joining the motorized “Safari Journey” that ushered them through three separate animal enclosures that are home to species from Africa, Indonesia and India. Later, the group was ushered to VIP seating at the live tiger show “Harimau – from Predator to Prey” and an elephant show.Escorts accompanying the cancer patients were certain that the Park visit had made a positive contribution their ongoing treatment, demonstrated by the hardy appetites all brought to a hosted lunch at the Park’s Uma Restaurant.

 

Ketut Suardana, Operational Manager at the Bali Safari and Marine Park said: “As host, we are very honored to be given the opportunity to share our team’s affection and concern with members of the community afflicted with cancer. We hope that with this visit, a measure of happiness and renewed spirit has been generated to help battle this disease that will help improve the health of our visitors.”