Banyupinaruh Holiday
On Sunday, 02/28/2010, Balinese celebrate Banyupinaruh holiday. This holiday is celebrated every 210 days, every six months in Balinese Pawukon Calendar and every seven-month on Gregorian calendar. Banyupinaruh is a holiday in which Balinese celebrate the coming of the knowledge to the world. The word “Banyupinaruh” itself is derived from the word “banyu” means “water” or “holy water” and “pinaruh” or “pinaweruh” means “knowledge” so Banyupinaruh can be translated into “holy water of knowledge”. Balinese believe, the goddess of knowledge, Saraswati bestow knowledge to the humankind on this holiday.

Starbucks in Ubud: MY OPINION by David Mendoza
There is a controversy raging in them tha hills of Ubud. To Starbuck or not? The expat community (those who are talking loud) are mainly against it. But not all. The Balinese probably are not aware of all the political implications and buttons it pushes in some of us. I am forwarding David’s opinion, not because I necessarily agree with it, but because it is eloquently stated and gives rise to a lot of issues that should be discussed with the planners of Ubud.

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The Mayapada Group Partners with Carlson Hotels to Operate a 110 room Regent Hotel Located on Sanur Beach, Bali, Indonesia
January 29th, 2010

Carlson Hotels, one of the world's leading hotel companies, and The Mayapada Group announce their partnership to bring luxury brand Regent; to Indonesia. They broke ground on the new property today.

Scheduled to open in 2011, The Regent Bali will introduce contemporary style, luxury accommodations and personalised service to one of the world's most sought-after holiday destinations - the island of Bali.

The Regent Bali ground-breaking comes shortly after Carlson Hotels announced that it will open a Regent property in Gurgaon, India.

“Regent is renowned for superior luxury and service. The brand has an iconic historical legacy in Asia, and a strong affinity to the region," said Mr. Jean-Marc Busato, managing director" Asia Pacific, Carlson Hotels. "Our goal is to establish a Regent presence in every key gateway city and premier resort location in Asia Pacific."

Surrounded by swaying palms, white sand beaches and inviting turquoise waters, The Regent Bali will provide all the key elements of a premium international beachfront hotel. Located on Sanur Beach, one of the most exclusive areas in Bali, guests are promised a refreshing and rich hotel experience from the moment they set foot into this luxury property.

Each of the 110 rooms will feature Balinese-inspired décor designed to help guests rejuvenate in the serenely beautiful surroundings. Guests will be able to enjoy an alluring array of premier dining venues at the hotel, including both authentic Balinese dining to classic fine dining. Another key feature of this luxury property will be the bar overlooking the pool, offering guests spectacular views of the garden and ocean.

Developed by Indonesian conglomerate The Mayapada Group, The Regent Bali will be operated by Carlson Hotels. The accompanying Regent Residences Bali will be wholly owned, developed and operated by The Mayapada Group.

"The Regent Bali and branded residences will be a significant addition to the island's growing portfolio of luxury accommodations. Its highly distinctive brand name will play an integral role in attracting guests to the hotel, and we look forward to working with Regent to ensure the success of this development," said Mr. Dr. Tahir, chairman, The Mayapada Group.

Regent hotels in operation include The Regent Beijing, The Regent Berlin, The Regent Grand Hotel Bordeaux, The Regent Singapore, The Regent Taipei, The Regent Palms Turks and Caicos, and The Regent Esplanade Zagreb.

Regent Hotels scheduled to open within the next three years include The Regent Emirates Pearl Abu Dhabi, The Regent Bangkok, The Regent Doha, The Regent Dubrovnik, The Regent Gurgaon, The Regent Kuala Lumpur, The Regent Maldives, The Regent Palmas del Mar Puerto Rico, and The Regent Phuket Cape Panwa.


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Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali
Jl. Wana Segara 33,, 80361, Tuban, Bali - Indonesia

Book your paradise break at Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali

The heavenly Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali is built in a traditional low-rise Balinese style, complementing its beachfront setting. Order cocktails at the pool's swim-up bar or dine on grilled specialities on the beach at Envy Restaurant, with a laid-back island feel. Admire blissful views of Kuta beach or the pool and tropical gardens from your Guest room's private balcony.

Stroll along the water's edge to downtown Kuta's shops and restaurants, and catch Bali's romantic multicoloured sunsets from the white, sandy beach. There's entertainment in the teens' room and at Rascals kids' club, so the kids can play while you indulge yourself with a soothing massage in ocean-facing Tea Tree Spa. Enjoy the resort's evening entertainment, and lounge at the beachfront bar listening to chill-out music.

Browse the web with reliable wireless Internet throughout the hotel. Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali staff at the Meetings and Events Centre can organise events for 40-80 guests in one of 4 meeting rooms or in the 264-capacity ballroom.

Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali has open-kitchen dining with an Asian twist at Palms Restaurant. Work out in the gym or sun yourself at the sloping artificial beach beside the landscaped pool.


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