Magecel: A Unique Balinese Pastime

Magecel is a unique Balinese pastime which strongly related to cockfighting. Magecel can be defined as an activity of fondling and exercising fighting cock. As any activity in Bali, magecel is done collectively; sometimes four up to a dozen men bring with their fighting cocks sit under the canopy of banyan, other big tree or in the hamlet meeting hall fondling and discussing the merit and demerit of their own fighting cocks, sometimes mock battles without steel spurs are staged to exercise the fighting ability of the cocks.

Modern Balinese Calendar

No Balinese in his right mind will hold a ceremony without consulting a calendar for an auspicious day for the execution of the ceremony, and the best calendar for determining a good day for ceremony is a Modern Balinese paper calendar. This calendar is an amalgamation of three different calendars, the pawukon calendar, Saka lunar calendar and Gregorian calendar. Modern Balinese calendar contains various information ranges from the date to the date of anniversary of various temples all over Bali, from the occurrence of full moon and new moon to list of auspicious and inauspicious day.


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Bali Travel News

Bali restored in world renown tourist destination map
August 12th, 2007

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Foreign tourists have restored Bali, Indonesia`s most popular tourist destination, on their world renown tourist destination map, after canceling trips to the island paradise for some time following the terrorist bombings which not only claimed the lives of hundreds of people but also devastated the local tourism sector, an official has said.

“Foreign tourist arrivals in Denpasar dropped by 47 percent following the 2002 bombings and the decline continued following the bomb attacks in 2005,” Visa Indonesia country manager Ellyana C. Fuad said in a press statement made available to ANTARA News here Friday.

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Bali Travel Forum

Taman Sari Water Palace
Aug 14, 2007

Formerly Tamansari was a recreation garden or a resting house for the royal family of Yogyakarta, now functioned for the vacation and meditation for the royal family. The other function is used as hiding place for royal family to defend against the enemy assault.

Tamansari is located about 2 km south of Yogyakarta Palace. It was built by Portuguese architect in European aquatic construction adorned with Javanese Symbolize ornaments. Tamansari was built in the Sultan Hamengku Buwono I period in the end of XVII Century. Tamansari not only just a recreation, but it's also a compound of bathing pool, canals, rooms and extremerly large swimming pool (if the canals opened)

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Hotel Press Releases

Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel
Jl. Hang Tuah 46, Sanur, Bali - Indonesia

Newsletter August 2007

Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel, Bali - Newsletter August 2007

Welcome to the latest newsletter of the Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel and Suites, Bali. Providing you an update of what's going on in the hotel and all around the exotic island of Bali.

These days, the streets of Bali are full of tourists, the skies are bright and sunny and everyone has a smile on their face- YES! High Season has arrived in Bali and everyone is having a great time in Bali! It's summer (and winter!) school holidays in most parts of the world, and families from around the world and Indonesia, continue to make Bali their holiday choice

Read on about the Sanur Festival, the new hotel marketing alliance in Indonesia and many more stories.

Come back to Bali soon, Come Back to Sanur soon, Come Back to Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel and experience something -Refreshingly Different!

Surprising Sanur! The Sanur Village Festival

Located in the southern part of Bali, Sanur is famed for its beautiful strip of pure sandy beaches across the coastal line. It is also famed for the spectacular sunrises which literally marks a new day in the life of the Balinese. A talented laid back atmosphere is what is unique about the village of Sanur where hospitality is intertwined with the traditions of Balinese culture and religion.

In conjunction to promote Sanur as a destination within Bali, the community through Yayasan Pembangunan Sanur (YPS) and all hoteliers have got together to hold the 2nd Sanur Village Festival on 15-19 August 2007. The theme this year is FUN and CULTURAL. This festival will be held at the grounds of the Segara Village and Grand Bali Beach hotel in sanur.

Activities includes Bali Culinary Challenge 2007 (ICA), Fine Art Exhibition, International Cartoon Exhibition, Food Festival & Bazaar, Underwater Festival, Photo Contest, Bonsai and Adenium Exhibition, Music and beach Entertainment, Fun Bike, Jukung Traditional cadik satu, Rugby Competition, Cultural Performances, Sanur Open Golf Tournament, Wind Surfing & Sailing competition, Kite Festival, Canoe Competition and of course a live Jazz festival!

For more information log on to

Hotel Marketing Alliance

Prime Plaza Hotels and Horison Hotels join together to form a Hotel Marketing Alliance

For the first time in Indonesia, two national hotel chains have formed one marketing alliance. Prime Plaza Hotels and Resorts (which Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel is part of) have entered into a marketing alliance with Horison Hotels, Indonesia. This memorandum of understanding was signed on the 19th of July 2007 between both hotel groups. The principal aim of this hotel marketing alliance is to cross promote both hotel groups in the areas of partnership marketing.

With hotels located in strategic Indonesian cities, the marketing alliance will further promote the brand of both hotel groups, assist in cross promotions and at the same time increase business especially from the corporate and incentive market. For more information on this please email us at

Doing Business in Bali

Coming to Bali for business?.
When in Bali for business you want :
To be located close to the Central Business District
To Maximize and be productive during your time in Bali
To have fast, reliable broadband internet and WIFI access
To have service that is fast, efficient, professional and friendly
To have a hotel that is safe, convenient, professional and offering good value.

The Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel, Bali, give you all the above and much more. We are the best corporate hotel in Bali. We meet and exceed the needs of the business executive.

Come and stay with us and experience an attitude to business that is Refreshingly Different.

Long Stays in Bali

Serviced Apartments in Bali

Are you planning to stay in Bali for at least 2 weeks? Or perhaps you plan to spend 2 months or even a year in Bali? Are you here on short term work, business or leisure? Whatever the reason may be, when you are staying in Bali for a while, it is always nice to come back to a home.

The Sanur Paradise Plaza Suites offer full serviced resident apartments, that meet all your needs during your stay in Bali.

Large spacious units starting from 1200sq to 1400 sq feet of space. Includes bedrooms, living and dining areas and a kitchen, 24 hours security, electronic door locks and surveillance. Daily professional housekeeping and maintenance services, International hotel facilities, including a spa, restaurants, broadband wifi, all in the comfort of your own home.

Great location in Sanur, Bali, providing easy access to the CBD and all of Bali. Home to Camp Splash! Kids Club- Considered Bali's Best Hotel's Kids Club.

Complete Peace Of Mind during your stay in Bali.

We are able to design packages that meet your exact requirement for your stay in Bali.

Guest Feedback

We are proud to share with you some feedback from our guests, who come from all over the world. If you have stayed with us before, we also look forward to hear your feedback.

Our first time to Bali. We are on our honeymoon. We enjoyed the stay here as the swimming pool is beautiful and Sanur is so peaceful. We will come back here for our anniversary next year
Mr. and Mrs. Lee S.J. from Seoul, South Korea

The Kids club was excellent. Thanks for taking care of my kids. My wife and I were able to get on with our shopping and spas while you took care of them. The kids had a great time and they already miss your water slide at the kids club. Thanks again!
Mr. Robert K, from Perth, Australia

Good value, and nice to see the hotel looking even better. We have been here before in 2001. The Japanese guest relations officer was very helpful, when our son had to go to the clinic. Thank you for the good service.
Mrs. Yumi K, from Osaka, Japan

I like your hotel because it is close to the business area. Also because the staff here make me feel really special. I come to Bali for business 3 times a month and every time i choose to stay here because of the staff and nice hotel. And of course the fast internet connection! Thanks
Pak Jamal H., from Bandung, Indonesia

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