Kecak

A chorus or men who utter the syllable “c(h)ak” with many variation and without instrumental accompaniment; originally accompanied sanghyang dance in the villages, but was adapted by Europeans to a new form called, popularly, “monkey dance” that performed for tourists.

Keris

The keris, or traditional dagger, is an Indonesian heritage that dates back centuries and is considered an important cultural identity for the different regions of the archipelago. The main function of the keris was as a weapon to protect the bearer from danger. Used predominantly by males, the keris was a symbol of social status worn on a belt around the waist or sometimes concealed on other parts of the body.

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Bali Travel News

Australia’s ultimate ambassador puts Bali at the top of tourism tree
Aug 28, 2006

Australia’s foremost entertainment, marketing and personality management entrepreneur Mr Harry M Miller has returned from his first-ever trip to Bali singing the praises of its people, products and professional hospitality standards. “I just had the best time – it was absolutely fantastic. This wonderful place and wonderful people do not deserve the negative treatment they so often get in the mainstream Australian media, which is often unfair and stupid,” he said. Mr Miller and fine food identity Simmone Logue visited Bali for the first time on a trip organized by Garuda Indonesia in conjunction with Conrad Bali Resort and Alila Hotels to enjoy some rest, relaxation and fine food experiences. As a former Director of Qantas – and as the representative of Australian fashion and style leaders including Maggie Tabberer, Deborah Hutton and Ita Buttrose - Mr Miller was ideally equipped to comment on the quality of services encountered over a stay of more than two weeks. Their observations are contained in the September 2 issue of New Idea magazine, which has a readership of 2.36 million people, particularly women in the 30-60 age group who are prime influencers of fashion, travel and lifestyle decisions. “Right from the outset, the Bali experience was world class,” says Mr Miller. “I was fascinated by the leg space in Garuda’s Executive class and by the gracious staff attitude and service. The trip up there was just amazing. “Then when we arrived at the Conrad Bali Resort, Tanjung Benoa, we were delighted again by the quality of experience. The staff training there was the best I have ever seen,” said Mr Miller, who has more than a decade’s experience advising on international hotel chain hospitality standards. “The Alila Ubud was just wonderful, as was the Alila Manggis, where Simmone and I were immersed in the local organic cooking culinary experience, starting with a trip to the market and going through private tuition for the both of us. This was very well done and has great tourism potential. The Alila’s organic gardens on the beachfront property were fantastic.” “The total resort experience in Bali was wonderful – I don’t think I have ever had so many massages and such good massages, it is just such a relaxing place.“But the thing that makes it truly memorable for us is the people. They are the best thing of all about Bali. They are amazing. They have no hidden agendas – they are just genuinely delighted to serve you and to see to your comfort. “We were trying to think about what it is that makes the people so wonderful and different - perhaps it is the cultural and spiritual Hindu influence,” says Mr Miller, who practices Raj yoga. “Whatever it is, it is delightful, and I get annoyed when I see our Australian media warning people off Bali. It is so unfair to single out Bali. “When London had a major terrorist alert (in August) no-one was warned to stay away from the UK, just advised to exercise sensible caution. Whenever there’s anything in the news about Indonesia or Bali, however, you get a warning missile from Foreign Affairs shouted out through the media saying don’t go there - avoid the place for all but essential travel. “The media is not full of warnings about all the other places where there have been terrorist issues – terrorism is a worldwide problem - so why do we single out our friends in Bali? “The Australian media is a real problem. Often they have only negative things to say. It is one thing to counsel caution when it is appropriate, but in Australia the overwhelming daily media coverage is negative. “The issue is one of a lack of leadership. It would be wonderful to see some prominent Australians stand up as Ambassadors for Bali, and speak out for them. “Perhaps the industry in Bali should look at appointing, say, a half a dozen prominent Australians as Ambassadors for Bali. They could project their message straight to target audiences by way of picture theatre presentations, for example, where you can show the real beauty and the real people that people aren’t seeing in media headlines. “The industry in Bali has such a wonderful resource to work with, that it just has to cut through the negative perceptions and show people how Bali really is,” he said.The visit by Mr Harry M Miller and Ms Simmone Logue to Bali is one of a series of visits by high profile individuals and editors of high-profile lifestyle publications organized by Garuda Indonesia to broaden Australia’s perceptions of Bali and promote positive coverage of the destination

Return to Bali
Aug 24, 2006

BALI - Arrivals to this resort island should gather pace in the second half of the year following a fall in arrivals from the bomb attacks last year. "The outlook for Bali's tourism and hotel industry remains positive," Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels said in a report.Other factors that could boost tourist arrivals include increased security on the island's facilities and continued efforts by Indonesian authorities to fight terrorism, Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels said. The Indonesian government has also disbursed about US$$9.21 million to help Bali's tourism industry to recover and source new markets such as China.Japan and Australia remained Bali's two largest foreign source markets in 2005.

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