Sacred Dances

There are several dances which are considered more sacred that others: Rejang, Pasutri, Mendet, Baris Gede and Topeng Pajegan. These are usually performed in the innermost courtyard (Jeroan) of temple. Part of what makes “sacred” is that there is little on no rehearsal of the forms; they are performed for the deities and it is not the compactness of the form that takes precedence in the ritual, but the actual presence of the form.

Coconut Palms - A Balinese Life Source

Although coconut palms grow in most area of Bali, they particularly flourish in coastal regions where the soil has high salinity levels. The palms are generally profitable for at least 50 years and can produce up to 100 nuts annually. Coconut harvesting is a skilled profession that requires a lithe body to clamber up the trunk with bare feet and no proper safety equipment. With a swift chop of a sharpened machete the nuts fall to the ground with a thud. Many hotels and resorts employ the services of a coconut collector to remove all nuts from their decorative garden palms in an effort to avoid any nasty accidents.


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Bali Travel News

Indonesia has tourism summit to restore image
May 02, 2006

JAKARTA - The Indonesian government plans to stage the Tourism Summit 2007 to boost he country’s flagging tourism image and to attract tourism-related investments.Coordinating minister for Welfare, Aburizal Bakrie, said Indonesia aims to achieve the 10 million tourism arrivals mark by 2009, and double tourism revenue to US$10 billion.Over 700 international stakeholders are expected to attend the Summit in Bali. Supporting activities of the include sports events and international music concerts.

Tourism minister optimistic about Bali’s recovery
Apr 27, 2006

PATTAYA - Indonesia1s minister of Culture and Tourism Jero Wacik shared his confidence in Bali’s recovery at the PATA Annual conference. “Bali moves in the right direction, thanks to the support of the trade and the media”, he said. Before the October bombing, Bali received some 5,000 tourists daily. This went down to 1,000 in November before hitting 2,500 in March.But since April, it’s up to 4,000 tourists per day, he said.The government will relax visa rules to attract more foreign visitors and visas-on-arrival will be granted to Dutch and Swedish citizens. Days of validity have been extended from 3 to 7 days for the US$10 visa and now the authorities are looking to extend the length of stay for the US$25 visa from 30 to 90 days.

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Hotel Press Releases

Bali Rani Hotel
Jl. Kartika Plaza,, 80361, Tuban, Bali - Indonesia

Thai Express and Super Saver Package

Thai Express
Bali Rani Hotel proudly launch the opening of the new franchise restaurant called "Thai Express" on 7 February 2006 with it's own concepts " Thai's authentic dishes for everyone ".

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The outlet are available in several countries around region, mainly in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Australia.

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