Fighting Global Warming a la Balinese

Global warming has been the most popular and the most global problem recently and various ways have been thought, planed and implemented to fight the global warming and in the United Nation Conference For Climate Change in Nusa Dua last week came up with a proposal to adopt Balinese Nyepi (silent day) in which no activity is allowed for 24 hours, no working, no traveling, absence from using electricity, engine and other pollution-generate devices. This proposal seems quite tough to be adopted by the fast-paced developed nation but Nyepi is not the only kind of effort to fight global warming has to offer there are several simpler efforts to preserve the environment and reducing glass-house effect that have been practiced by Balinese for centuries.

The Villages of Tolerance

Besides the dim history on the carnage of PKI – Partai Komunis Indonesia (Indonesia Communist Party) in Jembrana regency there is another story of love and tolerance inside. This is on religions in Jembrana where Hindu, Muslim, Catholic, and Protestant live together in harmony. They have created the villages of tolerance for them selves especially and for Bali generally.


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The Banjar Villas and Spa is located in a peaceful Kerobokan village overlooking the rice field scenery along the road. Only 20 minutes drive from Bali International Airport, and just 5 minutes drives to night life of Seminyak which have many fancy restaurants and bars. The Banjar Villas and Spa spacious accommodations are designed with your utmost comfort and privacy in mind. The Banjar Villas and Spa offers you choice of 6 units of 1 bedroom villa, 2 units of 1 bedroom suite villa and 2 uni..up to 43% OFF (Sep 8 - Dec 19)

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Pertiwi Resort & Spa Ubud Bali is located in Ubud, center of art and culture of Bali. The Pertiwi Resort & Spa Ubud Bali reflect traditional Balinese architecture, with its elegant proportions, peaked thatched wall matting that suit the climate so well. Pertiwi means mother earth, and this hotel is build in percept harmony with natural to materials both physically and aesthetically suited to the tropical climate.All rooms at Pertiwi Resort & Spa Ubud Bali are in typical balinese decor with air conditions or ceiling fans, telephone, and private bathrooms with hot and cold water...up to 38% OFF (Nov 05 - Dec 19)

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Bali Travel News

Bali talks agree to launch climate treaty talks
December 23rd, 2007

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Reuters) - U.N.-led climate talks in Bali agreed on Saturday to launch negotiations on a new global warming pact to succeed the Kyoto Protocol after the United States dropped last-minute opposition.

Indonesian Environment Minister Rachmat Witoelar, the host of the talks, banged down his gavel on the deal to rapturous applause from delegates after an impassioned plea by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

“This is the defining moment for me and my mandate as secretary-general,” he said over the breakthrough.

“I am deeply grateful to many member states for their spirit of flexibility and compromise,” Ban told Reuters, in remarks echoed by the head of the U.N. Climate Change Secretariat, Yvo de Boer.

“I think it was encouraging, That was a real sign of willingness to compromise,” he said of the U.S. climbdown.

The deal after two-weeks of talks is a step towards slowing global warming that the U.N. climate panel says is caused by human activities, led by burning fossil fuels.

The meeting approved a “roadmap” for talks to adopt a new treaty to succeed Kyoto at a meeting in Copenhagen in 2009.

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Bali Travel Forum

Asian Beach Game October 18-26, 2008
December 20th, 2007

Bali is the host of this international event which will see 45 countries participating with over 10,000 athletes, officials, media and volunteers all flocking to the Island of the Gods for this world class event. Read More

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Hotel Press Releases

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Legian, Bali - Indonesia

DaLa Spa Honoured by Asia’s Spa Industry

Kuta ~ Bali, December 2007… DaLa Spa is delighted to announce that since its official launch in October 2007, it has already been honoured by Asia’s regional spa and wellness industry.

During the recent Baccarat AsiaSpa Awards 2007 held in Hong Kong, DaLa Spa was a nominee in two categories of this celebrated event. A panel of high profile judges decided to shortlist DaLa Spa in the ‘New Spa of the Year’ and ‘Spa Interior Design of the Year’ categories respectively. Although not fortunate enough to be chosen as overall winner, the prestige of being nominated along side The Barai, COMO Shambhala, Chi Spa, Banyan Tree Spa, The Peninsula Spa and other well established spa venues within the region was an achievement in its own right.

The Baccarat AsiaSpa Awards is an annual event that sets a benchmark for spas in the region, as well as around the world. It recognizes innovation and quality within the spa industry and duly rewards those who aim for perfection.

DaLa Spa was also voted the ‘Best New Spa’ during the Asia Spa & Wellness Festival 2007 Gold Awards that was hosted in Kuala Lumpur on 30th November through until 2nd December. This three day event was the very first of its kind in Asia and was an opportunity for leading authorities on all aspects of the spa industry to gather and share knowledge and experience.

DaLa Spa was designed as an opulent wellness facility with a strong brand that stands out from other spa venues on the island of Bali. Early recognition from some of Asia’s most respected figures in the industry is a most encouraging sign. DaLa Spa has certainly filled a niche for spa connoisseurs visiting Bali with its unique menu of nurturing body and beauty rituals.

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