Birthday a la Balinese

Birthday (oton) of a Balinese is celebrated every 210 or a year of Pawukon calendar (pawukon calendar consists of 35 weeks) so in a Gregorian Balinese almost have two birthdays (oton) each Gregorian year. The oton is the salient anniversary for a Balinese, there even a saying in Bali which runs ‘as happy as oton’ that means extremely happy.

Balinese Head Cloth

Head cloth, or udeng is the most striking part of Balinese traditional dress. An udeng is actually a piece of square cloth about one meter on each side. It may have overall design but it is usually symmetrical. The wearer folds the cloth into a triangle rolls up the long end several times until the remaining triangle is small enough to cover the head, and ties it to the head.


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Bali Travel News

57.32 Billion Rupiah for Traditional Villages
July 3rd, 2007

A total 57.32 billion rupiah grant will be awarded to 1,433 traditional villages all over Bali, each village will receive 40 million rupiah (± $ 4200). This grant will awarded every year by the provincial government of Bali. The grant will be awarded to the representative of each village this month at Besakih temple. This grant is a part of Bali Government project to preserve the traditional village system in accordance with “Bali Stand Strong” concept.

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Bali Travel Forum

Sacred Cloth of Bali
July 17, 2007

If you happen in Bali at this moment or have a plan to visit Bali, spend some of your time to visit the ancient Tenganan Village and buy a geringsing cloth or two. Geringsing is a rare kind traditional cloth which use double ikat technique that can only be found in Japan, India, and Bali.

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Hotel Press Releases

Melia Purosani Jogja
Jl. Suryotomo No. 31, 55122, Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta - Indonesia

Update on Meliá Purosani Hotel Yogyakarta

We would like to advise that the repair works of the hotel is in its final stages with only 15 rooms to be made good. In addition the last section of the façade of the hotel is now being repaired and painted. The above should be completed by the end of July 2007.

However, all public areas, restaurants, meeting rooms, spa and swimming pool area are full operational. There are no restrictions on movement to guests as they stay at the hotel and the remaining small pockets under repair have been sectioned off.

The hotel has opened its doors to all guests.

Rahayu Diah Sadmawati
Public Relations Manager

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