Bali, Indonesia is the destination of Miss World 2014.
Bali is set to be the destination for beautiful and intelligent contestants of the Miss World pageant in 2014.
Bali is an island and a province in Indonesia located in the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands, lying between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. It is one of the country’s 33 provinces with the provincial capital at Denpasar towards the south of the island.
Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika said the event’s organizers have confirmed that Bali would host the prestigious beauty contest.
According to Pastika, Bali’s epic natural beauty and rich culture were deciding factors in it being selected for such a prestigious international event.
“This will ensure Bali is even better known around the world,” he said to the Jakarta Globe.
He also said that after the release of Eat, Pray, Love, a major Hollywood film, Bali had been nicknamed the “island of love”.
He also said that tourists seeking intimacy should make Bali their destination.
“For those who have been married for a number of years and want to reinvigorate their love, or for who have not married and want to be intimate, Bali is the best place.”
Pastika added that new infrastructure was coming, which included a bigger airport and better roads.
Indonesia will host the Miss World competition in 2014. The news was broken by Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika during a speech to open the 61st World Real Estate Congress (FIABCI) at Hotel Grand Hyatt Nusa Dua, Bali on Thursday.
“In 2014 the Miss World contest is going to be held in Bali,” Pastika said.
According to Pastika, the resort island will also a host a number of other international events such as the 2011 ASEAN Summit and the 2013 APEC Conference.
Pastika used the opportunity to promote tourism in Bali by saying Bali had already gained another nickname.
“Bali is known as the Island of Gods and Island of Peace and Democracy, now Bali is the island of Love. Julia Roberts, in the movie Eat, Pray and Love found true love in Bali,” he said.
Pastika’s persistence in promoting Bali earned him praise from Vice President Boediono.
“If you need a marketing director, Pak Governor is the right man. He has the knack for marketing,” Boediono said.