Vegetarian 'Lawar'

Have you ever tasted Lawar – Balinese traditional food? Lawar is one of the most favorite foods after roasted pork in Bali which contains pork, green jackfruit, grated coconut, frying oil, coconut milk, citrus leaf, and complete Balinese spices (turmeric, ‘kencur’ (kaempferia galangal), ginger, pepper, ‘kemiri’ (candlenut), ‘ketumbar’ (corriandrum sativum), ‘pala’ (myristica fragrans), brown coconut tree, ‘jangu’, salt, and lime), chilies, onion, and garlic.

Vote World Silent Day

During the opening of the 13th session of the Conference of Parties to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), a very brief film ”Nyepi (Silent) Day for the Earth” was screened. This film, made by the Bali Collaboration on Climate Change, illustrates the situation in Bali during Nyepi the Day of Silence observed for 24 hours, once a year in Bali during the Saka New Year. All activities cease during that day.

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Bali Travel News

Hindu priests urge silence to fight global warming
December 5th, 2007

Hindu priests on the island of Bali, where the world’s nations are gathered to come up with an answer for global warming, think they have one solution, a day of silence.

The proposal harks back to a traditional Balinese festival when everything is switched off and shut down for 24 hours, to try to persuade demons that the island is uninhabited and thus without fresh souls for them to steal.

“We learn from our ancestors to respect the wishes of nature,” said Bhagawandwija, a 63-year-old priest who has been handing out leaflets outside the international climate change conference taking place here.

“Imagine if all the countries in the world observed one day of silence!” Indonesia’s Tourism Minister Jero Wacik said many locals on this resort island, which has long attracted visitors from around the globe, believe the world should copy the festival’s silence.

“Many people in Bali propose that if possible the world has a silent day, not working, all electricity off,” he told reporters, “We save one day.”

In the island’s rich Hindu heritage, the Nyepi festival is the time when evil spirits return to Earth. To persuade them there are no souls left to haunt, Bali shuts down almost entirely.

All restaurants and discos close, to the great annoyance of tourists who do not realise they are being protected from malignant forces.

Airliners are grounded and the roads are deserted. It is forbidden to turn on lights, make a fire or even make a noise.


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Bali Travel Forum


United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
December 12th, 2007

The Conference, hosted by the Government of Indonesia, is taking place at the Bali International Convention Centre and brings together representatives of over 180 countries together with observers from intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations, and the media. The two week period includes the sessions of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, its subsidiary bodies as well as the Meeting of the Parties of the Kyoto Protocol. A ministerial segment in the second week will conclude the Conference. Read More.


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Hotel Press Releases

Grand Hyatt Bali
Nusa Dua, Bali - Indonesia

December 2007 e-Newsletter


THE FESTIVE SEASON IS APPROACHING!

Celebrate this year's festive season at Grand Hyatt Bali and choose from a wide range of programmes and events available throughout the resort. For futher information or to make a reservation, please contact the Convention Department or the Festivities Desk (located adjacent to Pesona Lounge), which is open daily from 18 to 31 December 2007 between 9:00am to 9:00pm.


EXPERIENCE MOKSHA AT KRIYA!

Visit Kriya Spa and experience Moksha Kriya, one of our signature healing sessions, dedicated to achieving harmony of the body, mind and spirit with a series of treatments based on natural elements from the island of the Gods. Available from 9:00am to 9:00pm daily. For further information or make a reservation, please contact or visit Kriya Spa directly.


CHOCOLATE INDULGENCE AT PESONA LOUNGE

Indulge yourself this month with our delicious tailor-made Chocolate Temptation supper dessert buffet at Pesona Lounge. For just US$ 11.50++, which includes one cup of tea or espresso, you can enjoy sweet delights as you relax in the comfortable ambience of Pesona Lounge, located directly off the main lobby. Available every evening from December 27, 2007 until January 6, 2008.




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