Sibetan: Home of Snake Fruit

One and half-hour drive from Denpasar to Sibetan village is not a waste time. The winding road to Sibetan through palm-leafed fenced terraced rice fields offers breathtaking sceneries. Rows of the rice fields perch on the slopes of the hills border here and there with bamboo and snake fruit plants create a stunning view to behold that makes one and half-hour drive seems to last only a few moments.

A Balinese Folktale: Windu Sara

Once upon a time, there was a man named Windu Sara. He only cared about flowers and books, and took no interest in women. His mother as always urging him to marry, and one day she told him that she had chosen for his wife a cousin of his, named Mertayadnya. He still protested that he had no wish to marry, besides the girl in question had a dimple on her shoulder, a sure sign that she would be fatal to men. His mother replied: “if she is not to your taste, I have another choice for you; Navartna, a sister of Jagasatru, who is also of royal blood.” But he explained that he was ngelangkargunung, i.e. her birthday was in an unlucky relation to his own; there was only two days difference between them. “Who then would you like to marry? You have only to say a word and I will get her for you, from wherever she may be.” But Windu Sara said that he could see no reason for marrying anyone; he did not want a wife.

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Bali Travel News

Twelve foreign teams to take part in Bali Art Festival
May 10, 2007

Some 12 art teams from foreign countries have confirmed their participation in the Bali Art Festival, which will be held from June 16 to July 14, 2007.Apart from the foreign art teams, the Bali Art Festival will also be participated in domestic artists from throughout Indonesian regions, an official of the Bali cultural office, said here on Thursday.The foreign art troops will include those from Japan, China, India, Korea, the United States, Singapore and Canada.Last year`s Bali Art Festival was participated in by 15 foreign art teams.

Asian Beach Games in Bali next year
May 05, 2007

INdonesia has prepared for hosting the Asian Beach Games in Bali next year that would be held from Oct. 18 to 26, the Jakarta Post reported Saturday. The country is betting 300 billion rupiah (some 32.97 million U. S. dollars) budget for the event. National Sports Council (KONI) chairwoman Rita Subowo said here Friday the budget for the event would come from the central government, Bali administration and the private sector. The money will be used to build the necessary infrastructure and purchase equipment for the event. The beach games will feature 14 sports. About 5,000 athletes from 45 countries are expected to compete for the 200 medals on offer. Among the featured sports will be beach volleyball, beach sepak takraw, paragliding, jet ski and body building. Events will be held in Sanur, Serangan, Kuta, Jimbaran and Nusa Dua in the Bali island. Rita said Bali was appointed to host the event during an Olympics Council of Asia meeting, which cited Bali's huge popularity as a tourist destination. The next hosts will be Oman, China and the Philippines. "It is an honor for Indonesia to host such a historical event. Bali is the perfect place for the games," she said, adding that the province has hosted numerous international sporting events. The Bali administration has high hopes the event will help increase the number of foreign tourists coming to the island, which was hit by terrorist bombings in 2002 and 2005. Organizers have begun to promote the event through the "Look for the Beach Games" campaign. Despite the preparations, Rita remains modest about Indonesia's medal target at the event. "I just hope that by being the host, the athletes will be motivated to give their best shot and achieve something next year. "

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Hotel Press Releases

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WakaMaya Resort Spa & Villas at Approval in Exclusive Island Hotel & Resort and Lanai with Pool Significant Added

On September, 2006, Dr. Klaus M. Schalkhauser & Dr. Maja Schalkhauser the German Share Holders of PT. Vishakra Ning Bali (a foreign investment company) as the owning company of WakaMaya Resort Spa & Villas approved legislation designed to joint the vocation of the Exclusive Island Hotels & Resorts collection to carry out a service without fail to the most discriminating travelers, who wish to find the same quality of hospitality and comfort, each time they stay abroad.

The Exclusive Island Hotels & Resorts only select a few properties to join portfolio of unique establishments, all the more that is only limit the number of members to one hundred, before launch a sister alliance named Exclusive Safari & Wilderness Lodges. - This decision will keep each alliance exclusive in its niche market, while offering to every member the benefits from both alliances.

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Sebastien Heinrich as Chief Executive Officer Exclusive Island Hotels & Resorts concluded that Its delighted to welcome WakaMaya Resort Spa & Villas among the members of this label of prestige and we remain at your disposal for any additional information and also we will include WakaMaya Resort Spa & Villas presented as Exclusive Island Hotels & Resorts member in the EIHR hotel directory 2007.

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