BIMC Nusa DuaDonates Medicine to Pura Luhur Uluwatu Community — With its cliff-top setting high above pounding Indian Ocean waves, Luhur Uluwatu temple has become one of the island’s treasured tourism attractions. The temple looks like many others in Bali however its dramatic location and fetching sea view earns it special recognition. According to temple Operational Manager, drds. Wayan Wijana, approximately 15,000 tourists visit Luhur Uluwatu, as well as take in the performance of its kecak dance, each day.
During the island’s high season months throngs of visitors have prompted management to improve the cleanliness of the grounds and safety including that from monkey bites. Taking roost and residing in the temple and surrounding vegetation, copious wild monkeys, despite being an entertaining feature, are known to nab any loose possessions from visitors even baring their teeth. Bites from these macaques have been known to happen.
BIMC Siloam Nusa Dua has shown its support to Luhur Uluwatu temple by providing the community first aid kits should incidents of animal bites and other accidents occur. On August 18, General Manager of Business Development for BIMC Siloam Hospital, Putu Deddy Suhartawan, donated the first batch of first aid kits during a Tumpek Kandang ceremony. “Such emergency medical supplies and equipment are absolutely necessary and as an active community member we’re glad to offer the kits as part of our ongoing commitment to protect visitors,” said Mr. Suhartawan.