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Denpasar ParkingAttendants ReleaseCompact Disc ofBalinese Danceand Music
Theubiquitous parkingattendants in Bali'scapital city ofDenpasar areapparently men ofmany parts.In additionto their daily task ofguiding vehicles inand out of tightspaces and collecting the Rp.2,000 (US$0.22) parking fee,many of the attendants posseslesser-known skills asaccomplished stageperformers.The employees of PDParkir Kota Denpasar have, infact, launched their owncompact disc (CD) showcasingtheir consummate skills astraditional musicians anddancers.Kompas.com reportsthat the CD collection is beingreproduced to keep pace withcommercial demand and forpresentation as a souvenir toDenpasar visitors.Nyoman Sudhiantara,the Director of PD Parkir KotaDenpasar, proclaimed: “Thisis our pride. Maybe they areknown only as parkingattendants. However, don't bewrong, our parking personnelare people of real ability.”To cultivate theobvious large reservoir ofances.
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talent, PD Parkir KotaDenpasar supports thetraditional arts efforts of theirstaff, encouraging freedomand full creativityin theirincreasinglyfrequent stageperformances.A recentperformancesaw 50 of the800 menemployed asparkingattendantsperform on stageto an enthusiastic receptionfrom an appreciativeaudience. The appearanceincluded the traditional CaturBragatu dance and moderndance creationschoreographed by Denpasar'stalented “tukang parkir.”
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The dwindling wildpopulation of Bengal's numbersbetween 1500-1900 in India, 440in Bangladesh, 125-299 in Nepaland 7-80 in Bhutan. Theremaining number ofBengal tigers are held in captivepopulations.Mr. Buntung and Mrs.Kartini became the proudparents two months ago of Royand Joy, born at the BaliZoo. The fecund couple nowlead a growing family of 12tigers, prompting the people incharge at the Bali Zoo toundertake the construction of alarger exhibit to house thissizeable streak of tigers.Meanwhile the tigerkeepers are delighted by thetwo newcomers, Joy and Roy,who have arrived “just in time”to help the Bali Zoo celebrate its9th anniversary and welcomethe many visitors expected overthe year-end holidays.
29 Dec 2011 - 4 Jan 2012 (265)
A whirlwind of pillowsbearing the names ofbosses and teachers filledthe air as hundreds ofChinese gathered to blowoff stress inShanghai,staging amassivepillowbattle.
Theannual eventmarked itsfifth year withsuch a surgein interestfrom stressedyoung officeworkers andstudents thatorganizersheld twonights ofpillow fightingbeforeChristmas Day and plananother New Years Eve."Nowadays there aremany white collar workers andstudents that are facing hugepressures at work and atschool, so we hope to give theman outlet to release their stressbefore the end of the year," saidEleven Wang, the founder andmastermind behind the epicpillow fights."Sometimes we havepressure on us by our bosses,teachers and exams, so todaywe can go crazy. Everyone willget to write onto the pillows thenames of their bosses,teachers and exam subjects,and enjoy and vent to themaximum," he added."After releasing thestress, we can onceagain face our daily life with joy."Pillows were handed outat the door as participantsentered, then emotion stoked bya rock concert, with many on thefloor of the huge event spacerocking and waving their pillowsin time to the music. Then camethe fighting.Pillows filled the air, withmany combatants opting forthrowing rather than using themto whack opponents. A fewhapless participants shieldedtheir heads with as many pillowsas they could hold, but mostventured eagerly in to the fray."I really enjoyed the fight,but my friend was useless. He joined in for two ticks and couldnot go on, he was afraid ofgetting beaten by other people,"said 24-year-old Chen Yi."I thought it was prettymeaningful. I've just beenworking so much (at the office)and never get to break out in asweat, so it felt really good."
Stressed Chinese fight back with pillows
Others gamely saidthey enjoyed the experienceeven though they ended upas attackees rather thanattackers."I don't know whopushed me, but all of asudden I was in the pile ofpillows, where I became thetarget of many people, andwas beaten by all sorts ofpeople," said universitystudent Zhu Shishan. "Verymeaningful.”