Saraswati Day – the Celebration of Knowledge

On Saturday 16th September the Balinese will celebrate Saraswati Day. Saraswati is the Balinese Goddess of knowledge, wisdom and the arts. She is one of most revered deities that Balinese Hindu’s worship and is depicted as a very beautiful woman with four arms carrying symbols related to science and the arts. Huge stone sculptures and images of the Goddess Saraswati at the front entrance of many Balinese schools and universities is evidence of the level of local respect towards education

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Bali Travel News

Prince to unveil Bali bomb memorial
Aug 30, 2006

Wednesday August 30, 2006 12:58 PMThe Prince of Wales will unveil a permanent memorial in honour of the 202 victims - including 28 Britons - of the Bali bombings., it has been announced.The ceremony will take place on October 12, four years after the explosions caused such devastation on the Indonesian island.Survivors of the attacks, as well as the friends and relatives of those killed, will attend the hour-long unveiling.The memorial - a marble globe with 202 doves carved into the sculpture - will stand in St James's Park in central London.A spokeswoman for the Bali Bomb Victims Group said: "This is a significant moment for all those affected by the bombings and in particular those who lost loved ones in this terrible outrage."Our aim in marking this dreadful tragedy is to provide a beautiful and fitting public and permanent memorial to the loss of so many innocent people."The deaths of so many innocent victims in the ongoing terrorist war should never be forgotten and we hope this permanent memorial will stand both as our tribute to those we have lost and a warning to governments and the wider world community."People from 21 countries were among those who died when two bombs ripped through a bar and nightclub in the popular tourist area of Kuta in Bali.Of those killed, 88 were Australian, 28 were British and others came from across the world including Indonesia, Germany, Switzerland, Portugal, Italy, Poland and Greece.

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

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Hotel Press Releases

Aston Nandini Ubud Resort & Spa
Br. Susut, Buahan, Payangan,, 80572, Ubud, Bali - Indonesia

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Aston Nandini Ubud Resort & Spa beautifuly located in the rain forests of central Ubud, close to the remarkable town of Ubud which for more than a century has been the islands cultural center for art, music and dance.

The Aston Nandini Ubud consists of 18 luxurious Châlets with king size-bed bedroom, a 5x5 sqm bathroom with bath tub and shower featuring a breath-taking view into the forest valley. The Châlet’s hanging balcony to the river gives a truly unique jungle feeling.


The Lokha Legian
Jl. Yudistira,, 80361, Legian, Bali - Indonesia

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The Lokha Legian beautifuly located at the heart of Legian - Kuta, the most popular place called "the city never dies". Nestled 200 meters from the famous Legian beach, surrounded by shopping area and night life.

The Lokha Legian services will escort you to paradise beyond of yours, with friendly in rates, friendly in environment, friendly in Food and Beverages, and friendly in hospitality.


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