||Selikur Galungan (Best Wedding Day)
8th November 2006 is the best wedding day for Balinese. For hundreds of years Balinese have been using this day for their wedding day. When somebody asks Balinese the best day for wedding ceremony, this day will be their first answer.
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Jl. Poppies Line II No. 8,, 80361
Kuta, Bali - Indonesia
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|Mercure Kuta Hotel |
Jl. Pantai Kuta,, 80361
Kuta, Bali - Indonesia
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Bali Travel News
|A Big Plan for Bali|
Nov 03, 2006
The Badung government announced
this week a wide-ranging plan to develop Bali’s infrastructure and services to
world-class levels as part of plan to turn the island into the world’s premier
tourist destination by 2011 – dubbed Bali #1 destination 2011.
The projects are, an US$87-million
upgrade of Ngurah Rai International Airport that will result in a tripling of
its current size, including its sole runway; illegal discharge of raw sewage,
which has been causing environmental nightmares in recent years, will be
aggressively targeted; and the government said it would work to ensure Bali was
self-sufficient in electricity and not be overly reliant on frequently
interrupted supplies from neighboring Java, as well as managing fresh water supplies
that threatens areas of Bali during the dry season.
Roads are another area slated for
improvement, according to Deputy Regent of Badung Drs. I Ketut Sudikerta.
“If we have the proper
infrastructure in place, a far bigger airport to handle more passengers and a
clean environment, people will come in their droves as all who visit here agree
Bali is a special place,” said he.
“That’s our goal. We have a lot of
work to do but by starting now I really believe by 2011 we can achieve it,” he
And in a move that is set to
revolutionize real-estate in Bali and around the
country, a transparent property-registration system is in the works and will
soon be unveiled, Sudikerta said.
Foreigners investing here will have
their property rights registered on a database protecting their investment, and
improving all around investor confidence he said, declining to reveal more
about the system until later this month.
luxury villa developer – with major developments in Seminyak, Dreamland and
elsewhere in the country - has been chosen as the first company to take part in
a trial run of the project.
C151 Resorts and PT Hanno Bali
Director Hanno Soth said that the new measures would take real-estate
investment to the next level on the island.
“Bali is poised
to become the top choice for lifestyle- and retirement-property investment in Asia,
and the government, by providing a clear system for foreigners to hold real
estate as well as a land-registration system to secure the investors’
interests, is making it very attractive to invest and live in Bali,”
After recent setbacks, industry
analysts agree and government data shows that Bali is
once again back in stride, drawing in much-needed foreign investment as tourist
arrivals to the island climb.
Despite its past troubles, however,
Bali continues, year after year, to be voted the world’s
number-one island destination by international travelers – beating out Thailand,
Hawaii and the Caribbean,
among many others - and this year has been no exception, with the accolades
continuing to flow.
confidence is returning, as evidenced by strong C151 villa sales and by one of
the world’s most prestigious hotel brands, Bulgari, just opening the doors to
its multimillion-dollar complex.
Bali, said Bulgari chief executive
officer Francesco Trapani at the opening of the 59-villa property in Uluwatu on
the southernmost tip of the island in September, is “one of the most exciting
and exclusive destinations in the world, thanks to its natural beauty, rich
culture and heritage.”
|Where the Bali hell are you?|
Nov 01, 2006
A small group of eight Balinese operators have created their own ad
campaign, due to frustration with what they perceive as the ongoing inability
of the Indonesian and Australian industry players to finalise a Bali
The fledgling Little Bali Hotel & Resort Company® (LBJRC) enlisted the
help of two former Australia-based Garuda Indonesia Colleagues to help launch
their own Bali awareness initiative in Australia.
The first stage in the campaign is a cheeky, ‘Where the Bali
hell are you’ video clip which can be viewed online at www.wherethebalihellareyou.com.
The second stage of the campaign comprises of heavily discounted LBHRC member
accommodation, to begin next week.
The clip was shot on location in Bali and is a
multi-million Rupiah campaign that claims that while business from Australia
is still down, the rest of the world has begun to flock back to Bali.
Brett Morgan, LBHRC co-founder has said that Australians have become
noticeable in Bali because of their absence.
“The Bali travel market from Australia still, potentially, represents the
destination’s biggest source market and revenue,” he said. “There’s much talk
of Indonesian government and Australian private sector funding being combined
with Australian travel industry support and know-how to help rekindle interest
in the destination – but nothing seems to be happening.
“LBHRC has been specifically created to address that situation for the smaller
operators, the people responsible for Bali’s ‘bread and
butter’ business, and as a result, help to get Bali’s tourism
infrastructure back on track again.
“What we are trying to achieve with the campaign is to underline just
exactly what the Australian tourists are missing. Nothing seems to be
stopping the Europeans and the north Asians who are lapping up all the bargains
this destination has to offer.
“It’s the same story in the US
where Bali is very top of mind having just been voted
‘World's Best Island’
by Travel & Leisure magazine.”
Commenting on the similarities between their campaign and the recent
controversial “Where the bloody hell are you?” Australian tourism campaign, Mr
Morgan said, “Some might say we’ve taken a bit of a lend of a similar,
multi-million dollar international tourism marketing campaign that recently did
“But that’s not the case. Our campaign cost millions of rupiah – not dollars
– and is intended to reignite interest in the destination and give people a
laugh at the same time – anyone who has even been to Bali
will know exactly what we’re doing here,” he said.
The eight hotels that fall under LBHRC membership are the Baleka Beach
Resort, Bali Ayu Hotel & Villas, Bali Garden Hotel, Puri Etnik Hotel,
Samsara Hotel & Spa, Su's Prince Cottages and Villa Coco.
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Hotel Press Releases
|Bali Garden Hotel|
Jl. Dewi Sartika,, 80361, Tuban, Bali - Indonesia
Bali Garden Hotel & Resort Support the Bali Surf Lifesaving Club
Bali Garden Hotel & Resort adds international lifesaving equipment on Kuta Beach. A long-time supporter of the Bali Surf Lifesaving Club, Bali Garden Hotel & Resort recently acquired a surf rescue board and tube to increase safety along Kuta Beach. Bali Garden Hotel beachfront staff, trained in life saving skills, joined a rescue competition to mark the recent equipment handover.
“The rescue equipment is the latest international standards addition to the resort’s services,” said hotel General Manager Adrian Forsyth. The equipment was acquired with assistance and in conjunction with the Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club of Perth, and the Surf Lifesaving Association of Western Australia.
Surf Lifesaving Western Australia Director Jean Burling and her team of international lifesavers assisted and coordinated local teams for annual training to make Kuta Beach a safer place to swim. “With more domestic and European tourists visiting Bali, and Australian families expected over the Christmas and school holidays, it is important to make the beach as safe as possible,” Mr. Forsyth emphasized.
Jl. Laksmana,, Seminyak, Bali - Indonesia
It's All About You
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Laksmana villas are conveniently located within a secure estate in downtown Seminyak. Just a short stroll from the beach, they are surrounded by Bali's most celebrated restaurants and trendy boutiques.
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