Through the Eyes of Researcher: The Nature of Balinese Babad Literature

Here is an interesting excerpt on balinese babad literature taken from Helen Creese’s writing entitled “Balinese Babad as Historical Sources: A Reinterpretation of The Fall of Gelgel”, that will give you an interesting insight on Balinese social-cultural life.

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SEAsia finance minister to meet in Bali on joint rescue funds
May 3rd, 2009

BANGKOK, May 1, 2009 (AFP) – Regional finance ministers are to meet on the sidelines of the Asian Development Bank gathering this weekend to formally announce the setting up of joint funds to beat the global economic crisis.

Ministers from the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations plus key partners China, Japan and South Korea, will meet May 2-3 on the Indonesian island of Bali, said Somchai Sajjapongse from Thailand’s fiscal policy office.

“On May 2 there’s going to be a meeting of deputy finance ministers and on May 3 the ASEAN + 3 finance ministers will meet,” Somchai told AFP.

The meeting would formally announce the establishment of a regional emergency fund, he said.

The “Chiang Mai Initiative Multilateralisation” is an expansion of the Chiang Mai Initiative — a bilateral currency swap scheme set up after the 1997-1998 Asian financial crisis.

Under the new scheme, the swaps will be multilateral, making it easier for countries under stress to borrow emergency funds.

“Since the last meeting the ministers have agreed on the main elements of (it) and expect to have a conclusion at the Bali meeting,” he said.

Ministers plan to expand the fund from the original 80 billion dollars to 120 billion dollars, with China, Japan and Korea collectively providing 80 percent of the monies.

Of the three key partners, “China and Japan are competing to be the main contributor but the final decision is going to be on third of May,” Somchai added.

The ADB and ASEAN + 3 would also establish a credit guarantee investment mechanism to guarantee corporate bonds within the ASEAN +3 countries, with an initial capital of 500 million dollars, Somchai said.

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The Gangsa
Jl. Tirta Akasa No. 28, 80227, Sanur, Bali - Indonesia

Cooking for life, The Gangsa gives back

“cooking for life” for yayasan senang hati, bali

the gangsa has always made a conscious effort to preserve bali’s unique culture through tourism. it is a vision that also shows commitment to socially orientated projects that will benefit the local community. the most recent initiative carried out by the gangsa was entitled ‘cooking for life’ — truly a heartfelt experience and a privilege to give back to those less fortunate.

the ‘cooking for life’ program was created by the gangsa especially for the physically challenged members of yayasan senang hati, a non-profit foundation in ubud that focuses on providing assistance for over 200 disabled children and young adults. the foundation teaches life skills such as painting, carving, sewing, computer competency, english and other necessities that will enable members to integrate into society and achieve financial independence.

the inaugural ‘cooking for life’ session was conducted by the gangsa’s chef sonder and pastry chef dewi on 28th march 2008 at the yayasan senang hati centre. a large number of participants eagerly attended this interactive introduction to the basics of daily cooking using local ingredients. several Indonesian recipes were demonstrated that the students can now easily prepare themselves in a specially adapted kitchen setting.

the program concluded on a positive note as the gangsa took the opportunity to make a donation of cooking equipment and ingredients brought from the proceeds raised in a staff collection. this will enable interested students at the yayasan senang hati centre to continue practicing their culinary abilities.

‘cooking for life’ was scheduled to coincide with two auspicious celebrations on the balinese calendar. saraswati day pays homage to education and knowledge, while nyepi is a day of silence for personal contemplation. both occasions are closely related to the balinese hindu philosophy of “tri hita karana”, which is a concept that seeks to attain harmony between man, the environment and god almighty.

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