Pilgrimage, especially to the temple is an indispensable part of Balinese culture and religion. There is an indescribable joy in every Balinese face when they head to the temple especial a far off temple. It is always chance of a life time since death comes at anytime, and we never know whether this pilgrimage will be the last or not.

Pedanda: The High Priest of Bali

Pedanda or Peranda, the brahmana high priest of Bali, is a special man who have a right and ability to perform and officiate a religious ceremony, serves as a bridge between God and mortal.


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WelTec secures Bali partnership
Apr 06, 2007

Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) has formalised an agreement with leading Bali hospitality and tourism education college Sekolah Tinggi Pariwisata Bali (STP Bali). The partnership is for staff and student exchanges between the two tertiary institutions and also provides for students from STP Bali to come to New Zealand to complete WelTec’s degree programme in Hospitality Management or international qualifications such as City and Guilds certificates and diplomas. “This is an excellent opportunity for STP Bali and for our students,” says STP Bali Director, I Made Sudjana. “As well as the learning that we can all make from tutor exchanges, our students will now have the chance to gain a higher-level qualification in New Zealand and be confident that they will receive the best education possible. WelTec has an international reputation for its teaching and the support services available to students.” Kay Nelson, WelTec’s International Director and Head of School for Hospitality and Tourism says that the partnership with STP Bali is one of a number that WelTec is developing around the world to offer opportunities for students and staff to gain an international perspective as part their education. “Employers are increasingly wanting people who have an understanding of the wider world,” says Ms Nelson. “And those students who don’t travel still gain this perspective from visiting students and tutors.” Introductions for the partnership were made through Education Network Indonesia (ENI), an association of several New Zealand universities, institutes of technology, high schools and private training establishments supported by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise. ENI looks for opportunities to attract more international students to New Zealand. ENI Chairperson Bill Russell says that as WelTec is recognised as a leader in hospitality and tourism education it is an excellent partner for STP Bali, which is a government tertiary institution aimed at meeting education needs of those wanting to be part of the tourism industry in Bali and other parts of Indonesia. “The Bali government is making a major investment in tourism education with STP Bali but currently it can only take students up to diploma level. The relationship with WelTec will give the students the opportunity to gain a higher-level education,” says Mr Russell. The first tutor exchange will likely take place later this year.

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.

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Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa
, 80363, Nusa Dua, Bali - Indonesia

April 2007 Edition

Easter in Balinese Way

Easter is around the corner and Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa has prepared plenty of special events for guests to enjoy this Easter and for a start, try your luck with our Wooden Easter Bunny by simply guessing the weight of the wooden Bunny. Guess the weight of the Bunny Contest will start 1st April 2007 through 8st April 2007. Interesting prizes have been prepared for the winners and will be drawn during Easter Dinner on Sunday, 8 April 2007. Happy Guessing!

For our young guests, we have prepared various Easter activities. On Easter Sunday enjoy coloring ginger bread bunny, egg painting for the whole family, coloring bunny masks and Easter egg hunting.

During this Easter season, our Wedang Jahe restaurant provides a very special Easter Buffet Dinner where the family can enjoy International cuisine with Easter decorations. The buffet dinner price is Rp 295,000 ++ and will be served from 7.00 to 10.00 p.m. Humming Groove Band will entertain you during dinner.

Happy Easter!

Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa Hosted International Meetings

CLI Meeting, 13 – 16 February 2007

Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa hosted the 7th Country Led Initiative meeting of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF). Over 150 participants representing 74 member countries, inter-governmental and non-governmental organization were in attendance.

ADM Meeting, 23 – 25 March 2007

The Asean Defense Ministerial Meeting was held at Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa and was attended by 10 Asean countries including Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Laos, Myanmar, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and the Asean Secretariat. The aim for this 2- day meeting was to maintain and increase the cooperation among the Asean countries especially on the Defense matters.

Nusa Dua Spa

Nestled among lush tropical gardens, palatial Balinese architecture and fine landscaping lies the Spa at Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa. The minute you enter this oasis of peace, you are surrounded by the colours and aromas of our Island.

Our philosophy is to be in line with nature and beauty, tradition and peace and to follow a natural approach to body treatments and skin care as well as therapies using native herbs, oils, flowers and spices that will rejuvenate your mind and body.

The Spa’s regal indulgences include a sauna, lap pool, steam rooms and jacussi, sport centre as well as a beauty salon.

For couples, the Spa Villa offers a prefect hideaway to enjoy an outdoor pool with sun lounges, sauna, whirlpool or shower with steam bath. Couples can also take a massage or body treatment in total privacy together.

Balinese Cooking Class at Raja's Balinese Restaurant

Discover the culinary delight of Bali with RAJA’S cooking class. The class takes about 4 hours beginning with a walk through the Hotel's very own herb garden giving you the chance to see just how these exotic herbs and spices actually grow.

RAJA’S Chef De Cuisine Ketut Mudana will then explain the recipes before "it's aprons on" and the cooking begins. Chef Mudana will take you through step by step explaining the secrets behind magical Bali’s exotic cuisine. By the end of the morning, you will have learned all you need to know to prepare a Balinese Dinner to entertain your family and friends. Upon completing the class you will receive a RAJA’S Cooking Class certificate and a set of recipes to take home with you.

Price : US$ 35++ per person includes recipes and certificate

Day/Time : Every Friday at 9.00 a.m.
Location: RAJA’S Restaurant at Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa.

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