On Death

Many non-Balinese people have seen the Ngaben (Balinese traditional cremation ceremony), some people take for it for granted, “oh, Ngaben good”, but some people asked various question in relation with this ceremony. One question that I find it interesting runs as follows “Ngaben is a cremation ceremony; someone is death, why it is merrily and lavishly celebrated? It will put another burden to the family of the deceased”. A question with supporting sentence like this is always hard answer, but not impossible to answer.

“Bali Is My Life” Is In The Air

A promotional tourism tagline “Bali Is My Life” is launched by Indonesian minister of culture and tourism, Jero Wacik in Patra Bali Hotel yesterday. This tagline is designed to be a part of Bali tourism identity abroad especially Australia, Japan, France, Netherlands, England and other tourism market.


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Bali Travel News

Another News from Garuda
Nov 09, 2006

Garuda Indonesia is to increase its capacity to Bali and Jakarta by more than 50 per cent from December 10 and offer improved connectivity to destinations throughout Asia.Daily direct flights from Perth to the Indonesian capital from that date will complement existing daily direct flights to Denpasar. The daily Jakarta and Bali flights – all operated by the latest Boeing 737-800s New Generation aircraft - bring total Garuda Indonesia’s weekly seating capacity to Indonesia to 2352 and provide huge benefits to local travelers.Effective December 10 Garuda Indonesia will operate the following services, in local times:Daily GA727 Perth-Denpasar 0800 – 1135 ( as current)GA726 Denpasar-Perth 1240 – 1620 (revised timings)Note: This flight will turn around in Bali, providing holiday makers with a convenient arrival time in Australia at the end of their holidayDaily (new services) GA731 Perth-Jakarta 1720 – 2045GA730 Jakarta-Perth 0115 – 0630

20,000 Hits in Three Days For New Bali Campaign
Nov 07, 2006

The new “Where the Bali hell are you?” campaign has received enormous support with 20,000 unique hits on the website since its launch on Thursday. Brett Morgan, Little Bali Hotel & Resort Company (LBHRC) Co-founder has declared he is “absolutely gob-smacked” by the reaction.Mr Morgan said that the LBHRC has been inundated by requests from agency groups, wholesales and airlines requesting access to the short for promotional purposes. Some of the requests even came from travel specialists located in India, Japan, the US and UK.The campaign has also boosted the LBHRC brand, with hotel membership numbers expected to rise from the current number of eight in coming months following proposals from several small hoteliers.Mr Morgan said, “It’s been amazing – we’ve also been approached by The Lonely Planet Group in Melbourne which has applauded our effort and offered to support us via the provision of a number of its ‘Best of Bali’ guide books to give away as promotional prizes.“We’ve also heard from a small Pacific-based destination which has asked us if we can help it do something similar as well as several non-travel oriented companies, including a baggage handling company which has asked if we can apply the concept to its products.“While we expected some form of knee-jerk reaction, we didn’t quite expect this. But at the end of the day it’s all about promoting Bali and doing anything we can to help the Balinese get back to where they deserve to be.”Mr Morgan also commented that he hoped the campaign and subsequent industry response will have larger implications.“We’re also hoping this campaign will play a role in helping Garuda Indonesia to change its current extreme stance regarding its plans to cut direct Denpasar services ex-east coast Australia which is obviously going to have a major effect on the destination,” He said.

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Hotel Press Releases

Harris Hotel Tuban
Jl. Dewi Sartika,, 80361, Tuban, Bali - Indonesia

Simple ~ Unique ~ Friendly

Welcome to Harris Hotel Tuban Bali!

Ideally located between Kuta and the Airport, Harris Hotel Tuban Bali offers 66 rooms and suites. With unique pool or drink a fresh juice at Harris Café. The perfect place for families and business purposes.

Harris Hotel Tuban Bali features:
• Mini bar
• Satellite TV
• Harris Cafe
• Aromatherapy
• Internet Corner
• Swimming Pool
• Harris Boutique
• Laundry Service
• Banquet Facilities
• Tour Arrangement
• Spa & Reflexology
• 66 Rooms & Suites
• Car and Motorbike Rental
• Fresh and Modern Atmosphere
• Rafting, Cycling, Mountain Trekking.

We are looking forward to serve you in Simple ~ Unique ~ Friendly atmosphere.

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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.

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