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Birth order name is a well known and unique characteristic of Balinese name. The birth order name is given to a baby at the instant of its birth, according to whether it is the first, second, third, fourth, etc., member of a sibling set. There is some local and status-group variation in usage here, but the most common system is to use Wayan for the first child, Made (or Nengah) for the second, Nyoman for the third, and Ketut for the fourth, beginning the cycle over again with Wayan for the fifth, Made for the sixth, and so on.


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Qatar Airways CEO praises resilence of Bali`s tourism industry
Mar 30, 2007

Qatar Airways this week broke new ground by becoming the first Middle Eastern carrier to begin flights to the Indonesian island of Bali. The move enhances Qatar Airways expanding network in the Far East, according to its Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker, who was in Bali to celebrate the launch of the new destination. We look forward to bringing passengers to this tropical paradise from throughout our international network, especially from Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Likewise, we anticipate many business travellers will be looking to take advantage of the new Doha to Bali connection, he said.Al Baker praised the islands tourism sector for its resilience having facing tremendous challenges over the past few years. He expressed delight that Qatar Airways was able to launch flights to the island which, he said, would undoubtedly help bring in tourists from around the world and give the islands tourism industry a huge boost.Qatar Airways first flight from Doha to Bali landed in the islands capital, Denpasar on March 25 and was greeted with typical tropical island flair. The Doha-based carrier serves Denpasar four-times-a-week with an Airbus A300 aircraft, in a two-class configuration of up to 30 seats in Business Class and 186 seats in Economy. Qatar Airways views Bali as an important part of a wider expansion plan into Asia. The addition of Bali, as well as Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam this week sees Qatar Airways now flying to 14 destinations across the Far East, with Hong Kong, Osaka, Beijing, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Yangon, Manila and Cebu, all part of its growing Asian network.The airline aims to double the size of its fleet to more than 110 aircraft by 2015, as well as continually adding to its current list of 75 destinations worldwide. Al Baker said with new routes being added to the airlines network each year, more passengers flying Qatar Airways First and Business Class can use the carriers exclusive Premium Terminal at Doha International Airport, where they can unwind and relax before catching their flight.

Qatar Airways touches down on Bali
Mar 29, 2007

Bali- With its inaugural flight to Bali which landed here at Denpasar International Airport yesterday evening, Qatar Airways became the first Middle Eastern carrier to provide a direct link to this tropical island, the second service to Indonesia after Jakarta Akbar Al Baker, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Qatar Airways who arrived on the inaugural flight was welcomed at the tarmac of the airport by Wardiyatmo, Senior Adviser for the Indonesian Minister for Economy, Science and Technology amid a grand ceremony in a festive atmosphere which included traditional Balinese dances and songs. Flights will operate four times a week to Bali, using Airbus A300-600 aircraft with up to 30 seats in Business Class and 234 in Economy Class. Speaking at the welcoming ceremony, Al Baker said that Bali is famous for its rich culture and hospitality and that as a growing tourist destination, Qatar Airways is keen to contribute to this developing industry in Indonesia. "We have started with four flights a week to Bali. In the very near future we will be operating additional frequencies to Bali. We are not going to stop here," he said. He also expressed hope that the Indonesian authorities would soon provide an opportunity to the carrier to service Surabaya city on the island of Java. Later, at a dinner party hosted to mark Qatar Airways' inaugural flight to Bali, Al Baker said in his address that the new route would give Bali a huge tourism lift. "We will bring tourists from across our international network to Bali via our hub in Doha to enjoy the breathtaking scenic beauty that this island offers," Al Baker told guests. He recalled the tremendous challenges that Bali had gone through in recent years, but pointed out that the island's tourism industry has bounced back with vigour. Al Baker said that Qatar Airways looks forward to working with hotels, tour operators, ground handlers and the rest of travel trade in Bali to make the new route a success. "The region is an area of focus for us. We want to share in the economic prosperity of the rapidly growing markets in this part of the world," he said. He said that with the start of the summer flying season, Qatar Airways has increased frequency to many destinations with nine routes from Doha this year, including New York and Washington. New York comes on line on June 28 with four flights a week, he said, adding that Geneva will also be served four times a week from the same date, while Washington DC will join the network during the summer with daily flights. Al Baker said that Qatar Airways is also planning to service Stockholm towards the end of the year. In his message read at the dinner party, Ir Jero Wacik, SE, Indonesian Minister of Culture and Tourism said that the direct flight from Doha to Bali would eliminate the shortage of seats especially during the holiday season, when many tourists come to Bali. "We see around one million potential European tourists to fly to Indonesia in 2007, with Bali as one of their destinations," said Wacik, SE. He said the Qatar Airways flight was a milestone for Indonesian tourism and will allow it to increase the number of international tourists from European countries as well as Middle East, who plan to travel directly to Bali. Wacik, SE expressed hope that Qatar Airways' four times a week flights with 1,000 passengers' capacity can be increased to daily flights to anticipate the demand of international tourists.

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Hotel Press Releases

Nikko Bali Resort & Spa
Jl. Raya Nusadua Selatan, 80363, Nusa Dua, Bali - Indonesia

Nikko Bali Resort & Spa Celebrates the Onset of Fresh New Look

Nikko Bali Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua

Nusa Dua – Bali, March 2007…Nikko Bali Resort & Spa takes great pleasure to announce that it is about to embark on an extensive refurbishment program that will result in a stylish new look for the property. Phased over the coming months, the renovation will be carried out in sections to avoid guest disturbance.

The program includes the establishment of a prestigious Club Lounge designed to capture the serene beauty of the Indian Ocean. In addition, a refreshing refurbishment will see a total of 94 Deluxe Beach Front rooms transformed into private retreats for ultimate relaxation.

Nikko Bali Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua

Scheduled for completion is on 1st of July 2007, Nikko Bali’s Club will feature a cocktail bar, a choice of indoor & outdoor dining environment and an extensive library of best selling novels, international newspaper and business & lifestyle magazines.

The Club guest will be entitled to an array of special privileges that will enhance their overall experience at Nikko Bali Resort & Spa. It will serve all-day refreshment with tea, coffee, fresh juice and a selection snacks. Guest will also be able to enjoy daily breakfast in all time, traditional afternoon tea and sunset cocktails in the comfort of the club lounge.

Nikko Bali Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua

Other benefits at the Club will include complementary internet access using our high speed wireless connection facility, personalized stationary and a convenient late check-out until 16.00 hours.

This renovation is part of Nikko Bali Resort & Spa’s conscious effort to anticipate the needs of guest by continuously upgrading services and facilities to the highest international standards. Nikko Bali looks forward to unveiling this fresh new look in the near future.

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