The War of Sampian

On Thursday, 4/24/08, a sacred and unique ceremony known as Siat Sampian (war of sampian) was held in Samuan Tiga temple as a part of series of rituals to commemorate the temple anniversary that had been commenced from Sunday, 4/20/08 up to Thursday, 4/24/08.

A Balinese Birthday

Contrary to most of people in the world who are so interested with their birthday party that they are fond of creating something to make their birthday to be a luxurious moment, Balinese prefer to celebrate their birthday with spiritual touch. Balinese call it otonan.


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Bali Travel News

Anantara Seminyak Opens in Bali
Apr 25, 2008

The latest exotic Anantara resort has opened. The Anantara Resort Seminyak is located on the beautiful island of Bali in the Indian Ocean. The resort has 59 large suites with Balinese-inspired decor, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows. Enjoy the ocean views from terrazzo hydro tubs from your own private balcony. Other features include dark Indonesian wooden floors, oversized built-in beds covered with 300 thread-count linen, a double-sized Hansgrohe ‘rainmaker’ shower, BOSE DVD player, a surround-sound system, 42 inch LCD TV, 80GB iPod with docking station, Wi-Fi internet and espresso machine.

The Anantara Penthouse suite has two bedrooms, a lounge, library, kitchen, bar and dining area in an open-plan style. Outdoors, it features a concept pool with glass roof, spacious sundeck with Weber BBQ area, loungers, daybeds and a Jacuzzi. This lavish suite comes with the service of a butler who can arrange spa treatments, private yoga and meditation sessions and prepare sunset cocktails prior to a
lobster BBQ on the private deck.

The resort includes several entertainment and dining destinations: Sunset On Six (SOS) is the rooftop bar and the resort’s bistro-style café next to the infinity-edge pool, PAON, is where to head for afternoon tea or a light lunch. The signature Thai restaurant, Wild Orchid, also showcases a line of customized tableware that was specially created, inspired by materials like local Balinese stoneware and Japanese bone china. In the rooftop Wine Room, wine tastings are hosted by a resident Wine Guru. There are three pools overlooking the Indian ocean and the resort has its own Surf school and a spa.

The resort just opened last month and is offering an open special through June 30 of this year with rates starting at $270.

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Bali Travel Forum

April 19th, 2008

The first regular show of the Peliatan Primadona will be held on Monday, 28 April 2008 ( 17.00. – 21.00.) at Ancak Saji, Puri Agung Peliatan.

Peliatan Primadona is a new showcase featuring a full two hour performance of “ Mebarung “ ( two gamelans playing on one stage ) by the 5-tone Semara Pegulingan, Gangga Sari Budaya and the 7 tone kebyar gamelan Gunung Sari. Within this performance, we will present two demonstrations: how gamelan music is put together and on dance movements and how dance is taught with I Gusti Ayu Raka, one of Peliatan’s most famous dancers and teachers. You will also be invited to try your hand at a number of Peliatan specialies: painting, woodcarving, kidung ( sacred singing ), toy-making, offering making plus even creation of salang or offerings made out of traditional coins. You will also have the opportunity to dress in traditional Balinese temple clothing.

The scrumptious delicacies of Peliatan, including the famous smoked duck, will be offered to you for your evening dining pleasure.

We invite you to join us for this unique and unforgettable evening.

Tickets are Rp.200.000, which includes dinner and the Peliatan Learning Centre experience. Tickets are available at major ticket outlets in Ubud or you can email to reserve.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on Monday.

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Hotel Press Releases

Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel
Jl. Hang Tuah 46,, 80228, Sanur, Bali - Indonesia

Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel, Bali, Announces Newly Renovated Rooms

The Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel, Bali, has just completed an extensive renovation of all its higher room categories and is now ready to offer guests a much more comfortable stay experience within an ambiance of resort tranquility. All 101 rooms which consist of the Balcony room, Pool View room, Deluxe room and Suites have been renovated featuring a modern contemporary Balinese look, marble flooring, and finished with warm colors that deliver a soothing ambiance and more comfort for guests.

They are rooms that have been renovated with the hotel tag line of Refreshingly Different in mind. These new rooms have also very nicely complemented the new exclusive CLUB Floor and Club Lounge that was launched in the hotel in November 2007.

The rooms appeal to the needs of all guests that stay with us- from high speed internet broadband and a good size work desk to meet the demanding needs of the corporate, meetings and incentives guest, or to providing an exclusive getaway for the leisure traveler.

Large spacious rooms, rain forest showers in some rooms, cotton bed duvets, rooms that are overlooking the resort pool, and with all rooms providing direct access to the swimming pool- leisure guests will also find these rooms comfortable, different and of really good value during their holiday stay in Bali.

All these higher room categories are also located around the 110m long lagoon swimming pool and offer a tranquil environment that is a peaceful retreat to absorb the relaxing ambiance of the resort. They are rooms that have been renovated with the aim of meeting every possible need of the international traveler-especially the need for exclusiveness, privacy and good value.

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