Abuang Dance: the Hallmark of Tenganan New Year

This month, the people of Tenganan celebrated their new year with the sacred Usaba Kasa ceremony – Usaba Kasa is a series ceremony that celebrated the first month of Tenganan year). This year, the final day of Usaba Kasa ceremony was celebrated on 2/12/08 with sacred abuang dance of Tenganan’s boys and girls.

Chinese Legacies in Bali Part 2

As a result, from Chinese immigration to Bali there are some numbers of assimilation products (for the former explanation see on the previous posting). “Uang kepeng” or Chinese coin and ceramics have been discussed in previous article; the others product of the assimilation between Chinese and Balinese culture are Chinese Baris Dance and Pelinggih Ratu Subandar.


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Bali Travel News

Bali to hold festivals in support of Visit Indonesia Year
February 4th, 2008

Indonesia’s resort island Bali is expected to organize 17 festivals, 14 of which already approved by the Minister for Arts and Tourism, to celebrate the “Visit Indonesia Year 2008″, according to local media on Sunday.

The festivals were expected to attract tourists to visit Bali, Antara news agency quoted head of the Bali Chapter of the Indonesian Hotels and Restaurants Association (PHRI) Ir Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati as saying.

The promotion for the events had also been made, he said in Bali.

Oka said his side had set the target of drawing 1.9 million foreign tourists from the events in 2008. The target was set based on the arrivals of 1,664,047 foreign tourists in 2007.

Last year, about 5.5 million foreigners visited Indonesia. The government wanted to have 7 million foreign visitors in 2008.

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Bali Travel Forum

Kuta, Ubud, Lovina to Padangbai
January 31st, 2008

But there's much more to Bali than Kuta or Ubud . For a quiet beach scene, you can visit Lovina on the north shore and watch dolphins frolic in plain view. The coast is teeming with sea life and coral, a paradise for diving and snorkeling. Especially fascinating is Tulamben, where you can snorkel in the wreckage of the Liberty Glo, a U.S. cargo ship that sank here during the Second World War. It is now covered in coral, a rich nesting ground for thousands of exotic fish. It's like plunging into the biggest aquarium in the world. On the east coast, you can hang out at the fishing village of Padangbai, where you can rent a local jukung (boat) to go snorkeling off the deserted islands in the bay. Or you can hike for 15 minutes to the Blue Lagoon, for a day of lazing at a beach caf or swimming among exotic fish.

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Hotel Press Releases

Kayumanis Private Villa & Spa
Ubud, Bali - Indonesia

Kayumanis E-Celebration

Welcome to Kayumanis E-Celebration

I am delighted to present all the news and events from Kayumanis Group in this latest edition of our very own online newsletter. Communication is one of the key elements to have helped Kayumanis proper, and the group is rapidly becoming like an extended family tree. Our Balinese brothers and sisters now have cousins in Nanjing China and we are also nurturing the seeds of development a little further a field in Guilin. This opportunity to expand the Kayumanis brand of hospitality on an international level has been a visionary challenge based entirely on optimism.

Kayumanis Ubud was our very fist property and it is currently undergoing an exciting transformation. Later this year we will unveil additional villa accommodations as well as an enchanting spa facility located on the opposite side of the Ayung River. A private bridge will access this secluded new spa where holistically inspired health and beauty rituals will rebalance that body, mind and spirit.

I look forward to keeping you up-to-date with further news and developments from Kayumanis in future editions of E-Celebration.

Kind regards,

Sinarto Dharmawan
Managing Director – Kayumanis Group

Kayumanis strongly believes in the ancient Hindu wisdom that overall wellness is attained through a balanced body, mind and spirit.
Warm Stone Massage new treatment in Kayumanis Ubud
New Spa Manager Trisna Dewi appointed.

Fine wining and dining is an intrinsic part of the Kayumanis experience. Every property features an excellent choice of personalized dining options.
Kayumanis Food Festival 2-3 May 2008 at the gangsa sanur
Organic Delights throughout April
Piasan Ranks High in Bali’s Best Restaurant Awards
Chef Charles Liu modern Chinese cuisine

Kayumanis continues to anticipate every conceivable guest need with innovative services, facilities and special packages to ensure enriching personalized holiday experiences.
A New Lease of Life for Kayumanis Ubud
Butler James Chinese warmth
Chinese New Year at Kayumanis Jimbaran
Kayumanis Bali Insight at Kayumanis Nusa Dua.

With luxurious properties in three serene locations on the spiritual isle of Bali and one in ancient China, Kayumanis always has something to celebrate.
Kayumanis Ubud Supports Local School
Kayumanis Nusa Dua in Green Globe Affiliation
Kayumanis Jimbaran goes Environmentally Friendly
Japanese Website to be launched
Kayumanis focuses on Guilin, China
The Garden Book in Kayumanis Jimbaran.

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