Gumang Hill, Bugbug
Avery two years, special ritual happens on fourth full moon (Purnama Kapat, October 7, 2006); One day before full moon, Pilgrims from four villages (Bebandem, Ngis, Bugbug and Jasi) go up to Gumang Hill, where the temple lies on the top. It is about 400 hundred meters high from sea level and four kilometers to the east of Candi Dasa.

Traditional Woven Textiles
The tradition of weaving cloth is another heritage that has been passed down through generations of Balinese women. Like many other local art forms, weaving is based on the principals of harmony. This is indicated in the Hindu philosophy Tri Hita Karana, which refers to the balance between man, his environment and God Almighty. Art based on these values often reflects great beauty. Textiles in Bali are not only used for clothing purposes, but also as accessories in places of worship. Statues, shrines and even trees on the island are often shrouded in pieces of cloth.

 
 
 

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Bali Travel News

Beach ceremony to honour Bali dead
Oct 11, 2006

FAMILIES and friends of those who died in the 2002 Bali bombings are set to mark the fourth anniversary of the atrocity at a ceremony on Sydney's Coogee Beach.Hundreds of people are expected to gather on the beach's northern headland, where a memorial honours 20 local residents who were among the 88 Australians killed in the blasts.A total of 202 people lost their lives when terrorists set off two bombs in the popular beachside resort of Kuta on October 12, 2002.Speakers at Coogee tomorrow will include two relatives of Australians killed in the tragedy as well as Acting NSW Premier John Watkins and Randwick Mayor Paul Tracey.The 20 victims of the attack who hailed from Sydney's eastern suburbs – and whose photographs were added to the Coogee memorial last year – included six players from the Coogee Dolphins rugby league club, among them Gerard Yeo, 20.His brother Paul Yeo will address the ceremony, as will Ben Borgia, whose mother Debbie Borgia, 45, and sister Abbey Borgia, 13, from Tempe, died while on holiday together in Bali.The remembrance event will be rounded off with live music and a minute's silence

Bali hails resurgence with colossal 'Kecak'
Oct 01, 2006

The amazing performance of more than 5,000 'Kecak' dancers Friday night at the sacred Tanah Lot Hindu temple in Tabanan regency, south of provincial capital Denpasar, was expected to give a signal to the world that Bali is recovering after it was hit hard by bombings in October 2002 and October 2005.Bali has made thousands of efforts to revive its ailing tourist industry since the island was hit by the two terrorist attacks. One of its endeavors was to hold this "Cakolosal 5000" performance involving dancers, students, government officials, villagers and local community group members.Initiated by Tabanan Regent Adi Wiryatama, the performance was aimed at uniting Balinese from diverse walks of life to stand together and face the more difficult challenges ahead.The Kecak dance is one of Bali's communal artistic activities and generally involves around 50 to 150 people in each performance. Commissioned initially by German artist Walter Spies from a group of Balinese dancers in Gianyar's Bedulu village, the Kecak dance has grown to become one of Bali's most popular dances.The number of dancers in the Cakolosal performance reached 6,400 people, who had practiced more than four months for the event.Officially opened by Culture and Tourism Minister Jero Wacik, the stunning performance of thousands of dancers was made possible due to the dedication and perseverance of choreographer I Gusti Agung Ngurah Supartha.The Kecak dance starts at sunset, and is an adaptation of an episode from the Ramayana epic, featuring a conflict between good and evil. The dance illustrates a scene in which a monkey troupe led by Hanuman go to battle with King Rama of Ayodya against the ogre king Rahwana of Alengka, who has kidnaped Rama's wife Sita.Wearing black-and-white checkered costumes, the dancers entered the Tanah Lot courtyard, creating a dramatic impact against the temple's surroundings. With large waves rolling in from the Indian Ocean, the chanting of the dancers echoed in the dark night.The dancers ran and formed concentric circles shouting the syncopated "cak, cak, cak" chant, from which the dance draws its name.The harmonious chorus was accompanied by swaying and other movements to create various figurations -- waves, flowers, fire -- and as the story teller chanted the Ramayana story, the dancers entered a solemn trance state.Jero was convinced that Cakolosal would restore Bali as one of the world's favorite destinations."It is very difficult now to find airline tickets to Bali, especially during weekends. This indicates that people have already come back to Bali," the minister said.The event was highlighted by a number of other dances dedicated to the god of the sea and all deities who protect the paradise isle

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Hotel Press Releases

Hard Rock Hotel Bali
Jl. Pantai Kuta, Banjar Pande Mas, 80361, Legian, Bali - Indonesia

Cheque Presentation Rock N Run the 6th Chapter

“Run for someone else’s life”
Charity funds for Rotary Club Seminyak, Bali

Jamal Hussain, General Manager of Hard Rock Hotel Bali presents a cheque for USD 5,500 to Patrick Scott, President of Rotary Club Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia, raised from Rock N Run - The 6th Chapter (5km charity fun run). This fund will be used for less fortunate Balinese children in need of hare lip and cleft palate surgery.

October 2006

Dewi E. Banowati
Marketing Communications Manager
Hard Rock Hotel Bali


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Jl. Hangtuah,, 80032, Sanur, Bali - Indonesia

Inna Grand Bali Beach Hotel: A Hotel with Spirit

Over the years much has been written about the Bali Beach Hotel, the island’s first 5-star property that opened in 1965 marking a new era in tourism. Funded primarily by reparation monies from Japan in lieu of damage caused by their occupation during World War II, the hotel stands majestically on the Sanur beachfront. Dominating the landscape, the Bali Beach Hotel is the island’s tallest building and was established at a time when Indonesia was attempting to modernize itself and incorporate western trends into local design principles. However, the Balinese government soon made a ruling that no structural dwelling was to exceed the height of a fully grown coconut palm in order to appease the Hindu community and above all show respect for the Gods.

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