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onjok Batu Temple is situated at Pacung village, Tejakula subdistrict, Buleleng. It is strategically located at the verge of Kubutambahan-Tejakula village road section. Formerly, the Ponjok Batu Temple was known as purva siddhi. Before entering the temple area, all the pilgrims will be first obliged to say prayers at the temple representative shrine. Then, when entering the temple area, pilgrims will step on some stairs to go into the outermost, middle and innermost courtyard. Most of the materials used to build the temple are black lava rock. It is visible from the outside of the entrance gates, stairs to the innermost courtyard of the temple. Inside, pilgrims can see some shrines standing firmly and having large size from the eastern and northern side of the temple. The shrine is used to worship the Supreme God in his manifestation as gods. In the meru multi-

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tiered shrine abides the Lord Danghyang Nirartha. Besides, there are also other shrines of Ratu Ngurah Madue Karang, Lord Ganesha, Lord Varuna, Mas Ratu Majapahit, Ratu Ayu, Ida Batara Gede Ngurah, Ratu Bagus Subandar, Ratu Mas Pengukiran and Ratu Bagus Penyarikan. Piodalan or anniversary of Ponjok Batu Temple is performed two times a year, falling on the full moon in May and three days after full moon in July. “The Ponjok Batu Temple has approximately 30 priests serving as the attendants and a senior priest named Mangku Ketut Rudri,” said Mangku Wayan Manik, who daily serves the pilgrims coming to the temple on Saturday (Aug 9). It is located at seaside, about 24 kilometers east of Singaraja and approximately 105 kilometers from Denpasar. Mangku Wayan Manik said the temple restoration was ever undertaken in 1994 and

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could be completed in 1997. “History of the temple establishment is under process of writing. But from the existing stories, the Ponjok Batu Temple has relations to the pilgrimage of the sage Danghyang Nirartha where before heading for Lombok, he stopped at the location of the Ponjok Batu Temple,” he said. He said that many foreign travelers and entourage of local travelers escorted by tour guide frequently came to see the beauty and perceive the tranquility of the temple. The temple area also had two sanctified springs, so that many pilgrims came to worship at this temple. Both springs sanctified at the Ponjok Batu Temple are taken advantage for the need of holy water and means of purification. Besides, there are also found dozens of springs in the beji or venue of purification rite for ritual paraphernalia and effigies of the temple. B N

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Bindu River Becomes Centers for Water Attraction and Culinary Tourism

Inna Sindhu Beach Hotel & Resort

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of sunrise setting in doorstep. Provides easy access to discover the whole beauty of Bali, near from, beach markets, gift shops, nightlife and tourist sport activities are in walking distance. Combining exceptional service and attention to details, Inna Sindhu Beach Hotel & Resort offers well appointed 61 guestrooms which furnished with arrange of international standard amenities with 4 type of room (junior suite renovated, junior suite bungalow, junior suite building, bungalow and deluxe) and featuring 3 meeting rooms and 1 ballroom which accommodate 20 to 250 guests in theatre style, This establishment ideal to host meetings, workshop, and social events. Attribute by a swimming pool for adult and kid, restaurant, bar, 24-hour room service, and also we have a big garden which comfortable for parties, wedding, and oth-

er banquet activities and outbound. Our Matahari Restaurant is located direct on the beach, very nice and comfortable location with capacity for 100 seats, open 24 hours for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In 2018, we offer special price for wedding package, only start from IDR. 150.000,- nett/pax. In order to increase the sales of wedding in 2018, we offer special price for the wedding package that is only start from IDR. 150.000,nett/pax . Wedding package benefits; wedding venue (beach view or garden), decoration, sound system, welcome drink and buffet dinner, photo booth, complimentary room, and many more. So, we suggest that anyone who interested to have this package, kindly book and make your reservation soon.” said I.B. Alit Suka, General Manager, Inna Sindhu Beach Hotel & Resort. B N (BTN/014)

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Sounds of rushing water accompany visitors’ playing activities. Sometimes they run, suddenly dive and then immediately appear to attack their companion with gunfire each other using water as the weapon. Some others jump merrily from riverside. The others are freely swimming, without using any style as in the swimming contest. Some take advantage of rubber tires like the tubing game becoming a trend. t is the atmosphere of daily life in Bindu River at Kesiman village, East Denpasar subdistrict. Formerly, the river was dirty and unkempt, but it has been transformed into a tourist attraction. So, do not be surprised if Bindu River is now thronged by many visitors. They are not only urban children playing with water, but also people from outside the region and even foreign tourists enjoying the city atmosphere. To get to Bindu River, visitors can pass Gang Sardula through Jalan Turi Denpasar. The alley can only be passed by motorcycle, and then parked in front of the temple. Come down the concrete stairs. The river offers quite cool atmosphere. Such green open space has many different types of local plants

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up to a variety of flowers that can create a sense of peace. Dam of Bindu River formerly being mute has now looked so beautiful. All leaves look fresh and green, sometimes are moving and waving in the wind. Sound of birds and other animals overlap with the joyful sound of dozens of children jumping into the wa-

ter. The atmosphere looks like the old days, where children are very close to nature of the environment. It is really fun. On top of the southern end, it has been prepared for people wishing to relax. Under the big trees there is a large wooden seating area. This is usually used by parents for chatting. Meanwhile, pupils or students will make use of it to accomplish their school assignments, study in groups or prepare their examination test. Few teenagers in particular take advantage of it for dating. Across the river, there is a sports arena and a gym. This facility is commonly used by people in the morning as well as in the afternoon. Meanwhile, the traditional game of pillow fighting is available on the north of the river, precisely in front of the culinary area. “Citizens from ​​ East Denpasar subdistrict and surrounding areas can take advantage of the sports facilities while enjoying delicious food and water rides in Bindu River,” said hamlet chief of Ujung and Clean River Community, I Gusti Rai Ari Temaja. A variety of cuisines are available on the west side of Bindu River utilizing the land of local residents transformed into a green field. There is gazebo to sit back as well as tatami-style seating or lesehan on green grass. Each gazebo is equipped with electric plugs for recharging hand phone or laptop. These culinary services are handled by local residents that are also tasked to maintain cleanliness of the river area. “Foreign tourists like this place and the culinary delight,” added Gung Nik, his familiar greeting. According to Gung Nik, the arrangement of sanitation and food stand has been done by the gov-

ernment of Denpasar with Bindu River Foundation. Bindu River is also a place of education for community. “Hopefully, the increase of facilities will be able to draw more people visit to Bindu River, so indirectly it can improve the econ-

omy of the surrounding community,” he said while adding if the arrangement of Bindu River has got various awards. As evidence, many areas come to study to Bindu River, especially about the riverbank arrangement. B N (BTN/015)

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Melasti at Tanah Lot

A Unique Moment Drawing Visitors’ Attention

anah Lot tourist attraction became the center of melasti (purificatory) ceremony ahead of Nyepi Day of Caka New Year 1940 falling on Saturday (Mar. 17). Melasti becomes a unique moment that drew the interest of tourists. When Beraban customary villagers carried out the melasti procession at Tanah Lot on Wednesday (Mar. 14), visiting tourists looked happy to witness such cultural activities. Convoy of people dressed in traditional attires upholding pratima (sanctified effigies) to Tanah Lot Beach became an interesting spectacle. All the pilgrims walked from Bale Agung Temple as a gathering place of all the sanctified effigies from all temples in the area of ​​Beraban customary village and headed for Tanah Lot Beach. The melasti procession involved hundreds of pilgrims from fifteen customary hamlets in Beraban customary village, so that it became vibrant and interesting. Pilgrims carrying sanctified the effigies and ritual paraphernalia dipped their feet into the waters as a symbol of sanctification so the implementation of Nyepi Day runs peacefully and quietly. The purification process targets two things, namely the macrocosm (universe) and microcosm (human self). “There are 44 temples at Beraban customary village. Each temple carried its pratima, so you can imagine the parade of Beraban pilgrims performing the melasti procession to Tanah Lot will be very crowded and festive,” said Operations Manager of Tanah Lot attraction, I Ketut Toya Adnyana. During the melasti procession of Beraban customary village took place, the road from the north of Beraban to the south heading for Tanah Lot was closed for a while until pemelastian entourage arrived on Tanah Lot Beach. All visitors who were at Tanah Lot could not leave Tanah Lot and vice versa for visitors wishing to go to Tanah Lot could not pass. Toya Adnyana added that his management has been anticipating visitors and traffic from the beginning related to the melasti procession. “We have informed this procession. So tourists wishing to watch it live will definitely stay and those pursued by time tour must leave the area earlier. Besides, we have anticipated traffic control arrangement with police authority, local pecalang or customary security guard and security so that the procession can run smoothly,” he explained. (BTN/015)

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Great Morinda Gravy Liked Best by Travelers to Legung. reat morinda gravy or rujak yeh tibah Preparation of the is a typical countryside delicacy, G especially farmer community gravy is very

in Tabanan. It is made based on a unique recipe and the preparation is very simple. All of the ingredients are natural and contain no preservatives. Formerly, the great morinda gravy was used as refreshment by farmers in the rice fields after harvest. They purchased or bartered it with their grain from itinerant fruit salad traders from one rice field to another. The traders peddled their delicacy by a container made from areca nut sheath and a dipper made from coconut shell with bamboo grip as a tool to measure. Now, this great morinda gravy is widely sold at sidewalks. Men Tari is one of the traders selling this gravy at Tunjuk village, Tabanan, who is very faithfully serving customers. In preparing the gravy, Men Tari blends the morinda gravy with young coconut and lime so that it can generate a very special flavor. Within a day, she can sell such gravy up to 30 liters. Even, on holidays her sale increases to 60 liters. A glass of the delicious gravy is sold for IDR 2,000. Aside from local community, this great morinda gravy is also favored by tourists traveling to Jatiluwih, Yeh Panes Penatahan, or

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simple. Firstly, ground the seasoning consisting of chili, tamarind, salt, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Having finely grounded, squeeze the great morinda by hand and then mix it with seasoning. Afterward, prepare the young coconut water. While the flesh of young coconut is cut into small pieces and mixed together. The great morinda that has been mixed with seasoning is then put into the water of young coconut and stir evenly. Then, please add some salt or to taste. Ultimately, it is now (BTN/015) ready to serve.

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alinese people have a treasure of traditional cakes with tasty and unique flavor. The aroma always tempts us so as to give it a try. One of them is jaja bantal offering sticky and chewy flavor. Balinese people like best this cake, but should not eat too much because it can result in illness. Understandably, the main ingredient is white sticky rice that can generate excessive heat inside. In the Balinese language, jaje means ‘cake’ that may refer to the

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shape resembling a small pillow, so that it is called jaje bantal. Other than functioned as refreshment, this cake is also obligatory in the ritual of picking up the bride by the bridegroom known as Ngabe Tipat Bantal. When picking-up the groom, it is attended by family members as well as customary and administrative village apparatus. Nevertheless, this cake has become a snack very easily obtained. Stalls in rural area, school canteens, traditional markets and pastry shops are serving this cake.

Moreover, it is also available at various hotels in the area of Sanur, Nusa Dua, Kuta and other areas in Bali offered in their dessert menu. This cake is classified into ecofriendly because it uses many natural materials such as young coconut leaf as wrapper, bamboo pin as well as the locking strap made of bamboo rope. This cake applies natural sweetener, not artificial. Inside it is filled with banana or mix with red beans, so that it offers a different taste. The ingredients required include white sticky rice, grated coconut, small sliced banana, red beans, sugar and salt. The preparation: first of all, soak the white sticky rice for approximately an hour, and then steam half-done. Then, take out and mix the white sticky rice with grated coconut, red beans, sugar and salt to taste. Stir well and evenly. Previously, prepare the wrapping of young coconut leaf by making a circle like a pillow. Then, put white sticky rice into the wrapper and stuff with sliced banana and wrap. Tie with a rope and then boil to cook for approximately an hour. Ultimately, take out and cool down. Now, it is ready to (BTN/015) be served. BTN/bud

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Sukma Awantari

Shares Experience through Novel ukma Awantari is her name. In daily life, this friendly and well mannered woman is a tourism worker who always gets involved with tourists. Having got involved in tourist services for more than 27 years, she has an idea to share various experiences while working at hotel. “I want to share my work experiences at hotel through a novel entitled Cinta di Sebuah Hotel (Love at a Hotel),” she said. This Training and Employee Development Manager for In-

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donesia Region said that at first she was rather confused whether making popular writing or some kind of textbook. However, some people who have published their works said that novel is mostly read. “So, I then decided to write a novel. By this way, I can share my experiences more broadly,” said this mother of four children. The novel entitled Cinta di Sebuah Hotel was designed modestly, but interesting with the dominant color of brown. Front cover shows a pair of teenagers against the background of a hotel and this book has 177 pages. “I write this novel while taking day off, so it does not interfere with my work. I have made careful planning before writing,” she said. This wife to Parwatha Wijaya explained that her novel tells about a beautiful and intelligent teenager named Gadis. She began her career in charge of cleaning guest rooms at a hotel located not far from Mount Agung. The success of her work is measured when guests are happy and return to stay at the same hotel. As a teenager, Gadis has a love story that in fact challenges her professionalism as a worker. “This is not a story

of its own, but arranging the stories into one and containing lessons about working at hotel guided by several theories. Similarly, it contains personal experience, but very ... very ... very little. It also carries the experience of other people that have been told to me,” she explained. Sukma Awantari said that her writing habit had been done since her childhood. Moreover, she regularly wrote children’s stories in Bali Post. Although his father was a professor in the Faculty of Letters (Cultural Sciences) major-

ing in Bahasa Indonesia, Udayana University, she learned to write by self-taught. “I once aspired to be a writer and speaker overseas,” said this former radio announcer. She wanted to tell stories. To get the writing materials, she should look for experiences. Therefore, she chose a hospitality study majoring in hotel administration so as she could study about all the hotel management. “I am still a radio announcer and working as freelance secretary of leadership at a hotel in Kuta, and completed college in the last semester,” she explained.

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She then became a secretary in personnel department, moved to sales department and still as secretary. After that, she was promoted to be Assistant Sales Manager, Sales Manager, Training Manager and Public Relation. Then, she moved to operation in charge at Front Office and then became a Villa Manager, Executive Housekeeper and now Training Manager and Employee Development in a world-class hotel with the task of teaching employees and guiding them to succeed in their work.

em Sakti, the adopted son of Raja Mengwi, Cokorda Sakti Blambangan, built Bukit Sari. Mengwi was once one of Bali’s major Kingdoms, nearby to Sangeh, only 18 km from Denpasar. At the beginning of the 17th century the royal family of Mengwi ruled over the area Blambangan to East Java Anak Agung Anglurah Made Karangasem Sakti had

from his childhood practiced “tapa rare” a kind of meditation wherein on the state of childhood. Thus he obtained the inspiration to build a temple in the nutmeg forest at Sangeh. To this day, the Bukit Sari temple remains as a testament to the duty and respect that the Royal Family of Mengwi pays to the Gods of Mount Agung.

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riendly Monkeys and huge nutmeg trees around the forest makes the holy Monkey Forest Sangeh much more attractive and more beautiful. The Holy Monkey Forest, Sangeh, and 14 hectares homogeneous Pala (nutmeg) forest, in habited by hundreds of tame monkeys. The trees cannot be found on any other part of Bali and their existence in this village remains a mystery. This is the biggest and the first monkey forest introduced as a tourism resort in Bali. The high Pala trees shade a mossy temple of Bukit Sari

amidst the forest. It is a Hindu temple heritage by Mengwi Kingdom, which was build, in the 17th century. Bukit Sari Temple In the Sangeh Monkey Forest, a protected grove of nutmeg trees where tribes of monkeys well as honored guests can be found a spacious temple known as Pura Bukit Sari Sangeh. This temple originally built by the royal family of Mengwi, and is now taken care of by the people from the village of Sangeh. According to history Anak Agung Anglurah Made Karangas-

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where they are filled up with the figures of Pandawa in the Mahabharata epic. This is the origin of the beach in Southern Bali named the Pandawa Beach. From the top of the hill, tourists can see the beautiful cobalt blue sea water. When coming into the coastal area, visitors will be greeted by a clean white sand and calm quiet atmosphere. A number of small huts belonging to local people are transformed into stall used to serve visitors. Besides, it is also provided with dozens of benches and umbrellas for visitors wishing to lie down while enjoying the beach atmosphere. A number of foreign visitors take advantage of the high waves

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rideful achievement returned to be reinscribed by Toya Devasya Natural Hot Spring and Ayurvedic Spa, Kintamani, in 2018. Definitely, this year Toya Devasya is awarded with The Most Highly Recommended Villa & Restaurant category in Customer Satisfaction of The Year 2018. This award was received by Villa Manager of Toya Devasya, Ni Nengah Kariani, at Bandara International Hotel, Tangerang, on Friday night (Feb. 23). Owner of the Toya Devasya, I Ketut Marjana, said that Toya Devasya does not only get the award at this time, but this is the fourth time awarded during the past two years. Marjana said the award is based on survey and assessment conducted by the Indonesia Development Achievement Foundation because Toya Devasya is considered to have succeeded in making rapid and fundamental changes to business management, product provision, service improvement and significant business facilities provision. “This is the fourth award in the past two years. Of course, this award is a reflection of the public appreciation to various improvements we have made so far, whether regarding services, products or facilities provided by Toya Devasya,” he said. With this award, the management has a great determination to continually make improvements in order to meet the wishes of visitors. Furthermore, he said, at this time his management has added facilities namely the coffee house with a specific arrangement in the preparation using wood and local bamboo. This indicates that it uses local products in the development. Workmanship of this facility has been completed and started to be functioned.

Marjana further said that addition of the coffee house will give its own icon to Toya Devasya because it presents Kintamani coffee having been already known to the world for the distinctive taste. Therefore, Toya Devasya will try to pioneer to present this Kintamani coffee which has not been presented specifically anywhere. (BTN/kmb)

on the beach for surfing, snorkeling, diving and others. There other activities available are such as canoeing and flying by windsurfing. Visitors can tray the massage and spa service managed by housewives of local village coalesced into the Family Empowerment and Prosperity (PKK). Then, visitors can also observe directly the activities of seaweed farmers at the Fisherman Village. After passing the entrance booth, visitor will pass the meandering path with high cliff wall on the right and left side. The sand is very soft because it is located in the east and you can enjoy the beautiful sunrise.

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tourist attractions, but also serves as the center for the seaweed cultivation. Once traveling, we can see natural scenery and some cultural activities having been carried out for generations since the past time. Various tourist attractions are

offered by the white sandy beach known as the secret beach because it is hidden behind the hills. Local community supported by the government then took an initiative to open the access to Pandawa Beach by splitting the hills. On the sides of the cliff lie some caves

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Susan Carol Midllebush Likes Majejahitan Activity

ajejahitan activity, the making of Balinese Hindustyle ritual paraphernalia, becomes a special attraction for tourists. For instance, Mrs. Susan Carol Midllebush, a tourist from the United States, is so curious to majehahitan. “This activity is very interesting. I do it to be able to better understand about Balinese

culture, not just hear it,” she said after making canang sari oblation at Asana Puri Maharani Hotel Bali, Tuesday (Mar. 20). Susan Carol said that learning to make ceremonial facilities is not only able to create a sense of pleasure and sincerity but also able to create a sense of peace. “I appreciate to Balinese custom of having

a majejahitan culture, praying and ritual activities that pray for nature with everything in it. Balinese people pray for the world including myself,” she said. This former English teacher for high school admitted to have come to Bali twice, and she is very happy. Balinese people are very diverse, yet live in mutual respect for each other. Tolerance is taken up, in addition to being friendly to tourists. “I’ve been roaming around the world, but this place is the most special, honest people are very good,” said the woman born on September 26, 1940. Every vacation to Bali, Susan Carol who has traveling hobby, always chooses Asana Puri Maharani Hotel Bali. Although she had time to explore beyond Bali, she still returned to this hotel. On that account, her first stay scheduled just for five days was then extended to become a month. “I love the place and the staff at this hotel. Now, I stay for 22 days only,” she said kindly. Associated with Asana Puri Maharani Hotel Bali participating in the dissemination of green hotel, she admitted to be happy and very much appreciated to the

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Tumpek Landep

Moment for Purification of Ancestral Heritages

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green hotel program applied by local government. “The hotel has a very nice garden, located away from highway, so it’s convenient. There is a green open space, natural animals, big shade trees, staff and employees regularly performing spiritual activities. In addition to energy efficiency, it’s very perfect program,” she added.

According to her, in America there are many states, but nothing is like Bali. There are a lot of trees and people love animals. In Bali, people conserve nature. “The green hotel program must be continued. In our country, it has been taught in schools. For example, turning off the faucet when brushing teeth and others,” she explained. (BTN/015)

indhu society in Bali will celebrate Tumpek Landep ceremony on Saturday, March 31. It is celebrated every Saniscara (Saturday) Kliwon Wuku Landep. The phrase Tumpek Landep is derived from the word tumpek meaning close and landep meaning sharp. So, in the philosophical context, Tumpek Landep poses a milestone of sharpening

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the citta, buddhi and manas (mind). Therefore, people always behave according to clarity of mind with the foundation of religious values. With a pure mind, devotees will be able to pick and choose what is good and bad. Tumpek Landepposes veneration to Lord Shiva Pasupati as the god of taksu or divine inspiration. So, after celebrating the Sarasvati Day as the coming down of science,

people invoke in order the science will be auspicious or gives sharpness of mind and heart. On the Tumpek Landep is also performed a cleansing and purification ritual to different ancestral heritages such as keris dagger, spears and so forth. Layman often considers it the anniversary of iron or metal. However, over the period, the meaning of Tumpek Landep increasingly deviates from the true meaning. Now, the community even tends to interpret the Tumpek Landep as a ceremony for motorcycles, cars and equipment made from the iron works. Indeed, this is very much distorted. It is okay to perform a ritual on Tumpek Landep to motorcycles, cars and working equipment, but do not forget the core of BTN/ist

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implementation of Tumpek Landep itself so that people always remember to sharpen their mind (manas), buddhi and citta. By doing so, people are expected to fight against ignorance, darkness and misery. Ritual of Tumpek Landep actually reminds people of always sharpening the mind so as to suppress the evil behavior within the self. In terms of the meaning of feast day, the ritual to motorcycles, cars or working equipment is more appropriately carried out on Tumpek Kuningan, namely as a thanksgiving for the facility gift of Supreme God. Hopefully, the facilities can help the activities and function well and safely. Tumpek Landep poses a milestone for introspection to improve the character pursuant to religious teachings. On Tumpek Landep, devotees should do worship in family shrine as well as in temple to invoke the

blessing of Lord Shiva Pasupati to be given the sharpness of mind so that we can become a useful person to society. It is also resumed with the cleaning and purification of the ancestral heritages. For the artists, Tumpek Landep is celebrated as a worship to invoke divine inspiration so the art becomes more developed, gains an appreciation from the community and ability to convey a moral and intellectual messages to educate people. Again, it is affirmed that Tumpek Landep is not ritual for motorcycles, cars, furniture or iron, but it is more about the awareness of always sharpening the mind for the welfare of mankind. It’s okay to give ritual to motorcycles, cars and so forth as a form of gratitude, but it is only the additional value. Do not let the celebration focuses on the added values, but forget the basic core of the celebration. (BTN/015)

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edewi Beach is a quite beautiful beach offering a very charming curve of beach. It is located at Medewi Village, 24 km east of Negara and 72 km west of Denpasar and can be achieved by any type of vehicle. Medewi Beach is suitable for surfing because the waves are long and last longer to break pursuant to the requirement of surfing. From here, visitors can enjoy the beautiful sunset. Meanwhile, the hotel facilities available are representative enough for foreign tourists. They are equipped with pool and restaurant quite artistically arranged in the hotel courtyard.

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his temple is located at Sangsit village, Sawan subdistrict, approximately 8 km east of the town of Singaraja and about 500 meters to the road leading to the beach. The temple owned by local subak members of the village lies in the middle of the rice field of Sangsit village. Attraction of the temple is that nearly all parts of the temple are decorated by carving of Buleleng style in the shape of vines and floral motifs belonging to characteristic of North Bali. The Beji Temple is used to venerate Goddess Sri as the goddess associated with the agriculture in particular and is believed to be the Goddess who created the rice as a staple food. Neighborhood of the temple is also known as the neighborhood of Subak Temple for the area of Sangsit customary village, where the whole royal neighborhood is decorated with carving style as the mode of king of Buleleng in the form of propagating plants and floral motif characterizing the fifteenth century during the era of King of Majapahit. Entrance gates of the temple compound are decorated with two dragons as guardians of the temple. Buleleng Government Office: Pahlawan Street 1st Singaraja, Bali - Indonesia Ph. (0362) 21146, Email: humasbuleleng@yahoo.com, Website : www.bulelengkab.go.id


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Zest Hotel Legian Offers ‘Breakfast of the Day’ Zest Hotel Legian presents a new concept at the beginning of 2018. In order to give priority o the satisfaction of hotel guests staying at Zest Hotel Legian, it offers the ‘Breakfast of the Day’ concept with a variety of menus alternately. The menus are presented by Jaen Bar & Kitchen located on the ground floor of this two-star hotel, precisely at Jalan Werkudara No.525, Legian.

Breakfast of the Day’ presents different menus each day. Right now,

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atur customary village, Kintamani, continues to develop the potential of natural resources in the area of ​​Lake Batur into interesting place. After the Batur Natural Hot Spring and spiritual attractions of Tirta Pancoran Solas, currently Batur customary village presents a new recreation object that is not less interesting, namely the Seked Batur Water Park. The initiation ceremony, rishigana and official inauguration of Seked Batur Water Park was held on Wednesday (Mar. 14). The ceremony was attended by a number of invitees including subdistrict head, chief of subdistrict police and commander of military region of Kintamani, temple priests in Batur area, and headman of South Batur. The inauguration of Seked Batur Water

Park was marked with cutting ribbon by senior figures as well as village supervisory board of Jro Gede Batur Duwuran. President Director of Batur Village Enterprise, Wayan Absir, said the Seked Batur Water Park is presented as a choice of new tourist attraction or recreation for the community. The presence of this park is a development of several tourism business units previously established by Batur customary village such as the Batur Natural Hot Spring built in 2008, Seked Batur Restaurant (2010), Tirta Pancoran Solas (2017) and other tourism businesses. “Batur is the heart of Bali’s water civilization. The Batur region becomes an important node of Balinese civilization having orientation in water cycle. With the foundation of thinking and

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for in-house guest, we also provide a breakfast menu for guests that do not stay at Zest Hotel Legian. It is a breakfast package with the price of IDR 80,000 per person,” she said. According to Diah Suryandari, on the first day of launching the menu change at Jaen Bar & Kitchen, it ran very smoothly. Moreover, the

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ne of the descendants of Oka Palace of Kaja hamlet, Sesetan, I Gusti Ngurah Oka Putra, said the omedomedan tradition was started approximately in the seventeenth or eighteenth centuries originating from his ancestor (Batara Kompyang) denoting a senior figure of Sesetan village at that time. Ahead of Nyepi Day, his ancestor named Anak Agung Made Raka suffered a severe illness. “He was difficult to stand, let alone walk. He also forbade his citizens to visit him. However, when Nyepi arrived, residents of Kaja hamlet, Sesetan, were sad and disappointed because they were prohibited from visiting and serving him at that time. Amid the sadness and disappointment, they gathered and held tug-of-war known as omed-omedan. This is the embryo of the tradition,” said Oka Putra to Bali Post, not long ago. As a result of the incident, said this man familiarly addressed as Turah Bima, his ancestor who was sick became angry and ordered his family to take him to the front of royal palace. Perhaps, he

hotel manager also visited each guest’s table and interacted directly with them enjoying the breakfast menu. Hotel guests looked satisfied and happy with the new concept offered by Zest Hotel Legian. “We want to bring a change in Jaen Bar & Kitchen, so this can later become a distinctive feature of Jaen,” said Diah Suryandari. B N (BTN/015)

wanted to yell and chase away his servants as making commotion in front of the royal palace. However, when arriving at the front of royal palace, his sickness had completely gone. Immediately, he undid his intention to ban the crowds, even wanted to do in the contrary. Starting that day, the omed-omedan was held every year on Nyepi Day. At that time, people have not known the existence of catur brata penyepian (four abstinences) so that omed-omedan was still held on Nyepi Day. Oka Putra added that in line with the development of understanding on religion and interpretation of the Nyepi Day with the catur brata penyepian echoed by the government and Hindu Dharma Council of Indonesia (PHDI), the timing of the tradition was changed. Then, it was moved to the following day right on Ngembak Geni instead of on Nyepi Day. “This happened around the 1980s because in the past people were only abstaining from lighting fire on Nyepi,” he said. Over time, this tradition got negative assessment from outsiders. People judged the tradition of omed-omedan is

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Joyful atmosphere occurred when the omed-omedan tradition took place at Kaja hamlet, Sesetan, on Sunday (Mar. 18) synonymous with mass kissing. Due to being angry with the judgment, Ngurah Oka as the heir of the originator of the tradition had banned the implementation of the omed-omedan tradition around the 1984s. “I rejected the false accusation disparaging our residents. Friction of the young people in the omed-omedan may happen, but the point is not the kissing,” he said.

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Mount Batur traditional values, Batur village business is made and always oriented to the water as the property of deities of Batur,” he said. Absir explained that Seked Batur Water Park has advantages compared to other water parks in general, namely the water used is natural warm water coming from Mount Batur. In this tourist object, there are various facilities offered to visitors such as water rides and villas such as bamboo huts and wooden huts. There is also a meeting room facility at the

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Every celebration of Ngembak Geni, the day after Nyepi, Kaja hamlet, Sesetan, always organizes omed-omedan tradition. This tradition has been held since the kingdom era and remains to be maintained until now. However, there are some changes in the implementation compared to the omed-omedan in the past. What are the changes?

Jaen Bar & Kitchen has 6 (six) special menus. “We are going to add other menu variation after

3 (three) months. Our team has disseminated this information through notices sent to all hotel guests staying in each room. Hopefully, all guests will be able to find out more about our latest menu changes,” said Hotel Manager, Diah Suryandari. Every guest staying at Zest Hotel Legian and wishing to have breakfast at Jaen Bar & Kitchen will get a different menu every day. By that way, guests staying in a long period will not get bored while on holiday in Bali. “In addition to ‘Breakfast of the Day’

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edge of the lake that can be used for various activities such as yoga. “With panoramic view of Mount Batur and Lake Batur, visitors will not get bored. The Seked Batur Water Park is expected to be acceptable to the public, and become an option to people getting saturated with routine activities in urban areas,” he explained. He added that in the future, the enterprise will also develop the Seked Batur Water Park by adding royal camping facilities. The facility will become superior

product in the Seked Batur Water Park. Meanwhile, Jro Gede Batur Duwuran said that Seked Batur Water Park is established on the land belonging to Batur customary village. He hoped the presence of Seked Batur Water Park having been ritually inaugurated can be accepted by local and foreign tourists. “Hopefully, the presence of Seked Batur Water Park can be a new recreation site for people wishing to have water recreation,” he said. B N (BTN/kmb)

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At that time, at the location of the omed-omedan tradition was posted the announcement if the omed-omedan was abolished. Despite the publication of such announcement, people and audiences kept coming and gathering to meet at the usual venue of the omed-omedan tradition. Surprisingly, there were actually two pigs fighting to be getting bloody and then disappeared somewhere. After such strange incident, I Gusti Ngurah Oka Putra along with hamlet leaders and community leaders deliberated at the venue to discuss the incident and analyzed what would happen after the incident. “Immediately, following the decision of the deliberation, the hamlet apparatuses summoned the youth club members of Kaja

hamlet, Sesetan, to prepare and carry out the omed-omedan tradition at that time as in previous years and would continue every year,” he said. According to Oka Putra, at first the tradition was directly coordinated by his family commenced with ngelawar at his royal palace. Later in the afternoon, the lawar food was given to the teenagers participating in the omed-omedan tradition. After three periods, the tradition was later taken over by sekaa taruna or customary village youth club until now. “In the past, the participants were not just teenagers, but also married people. Moreover, a couple was given a chance at the opening session. But today it is only carried out by sekaa taruna members,” he concluded. B N (ara)

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Gde Palgunadi palgunadigde@yahoo.com n the past, when Ngurah Rai Airport was first closed during Nyepi Day, there were many pros and cons of the public. The pros, of course, reasoned that it should be done to respect the substance of the feast day itself and respect the Hindus who carried it out. As for the cons, they argued that such closure would have a negative impact on tourists. They were feared not to come to Bali again. Revenue would decrease and hotel room was empty. Surely, there were many other reasons related to economic aspects. What happened then? Airport remained to be closed. Initially, there were few complaints but more precisely, they actually needed explanations. Tourism businesspeople who used to go up against the closure ultimately realized that their worries were excessive. Tourists still came to Bali and enjoyed more. Everything went as usual. There was mutual respect and appreciation. Similar conditions also occurred when TV stations

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where their product will be promoted through BNB Mate. This vendor will be given access code and password to update their products via intranet. Made Badra appreciated to the visit of Ms. Judith, and is ready to forge further cooperation for BNB Mate development. He also scheduled a promotion to Hungary to bring in more Hungarian tourists to Bali. “We are ready to support this plan and ready to do promotion to Hungary with the ambassador in the near future,” said Made Badra. Rai Suryawijaya who is also Chairman of the Regional Tourism Promotion Board (BPPD) of Badung Chapter is ready to facilitate the Hungarian government’s cooperation with the Badung district government. This is to increase the visit of Hungarian tourists to Bali as well as other cooperation benefiting both parties. The visit was filled with the presentation of BNB Mate and discussions with the industry related to BNB Mate platform model. This form of cooperation will be made into the signatory of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Business people from Hungary who attended the meeting included Mr. Bence Schmatovich - CEO of

Threenovation accompanied by Hawley-Partner Threenovation, Ms. Lilla Karsay - Chief Representative Office Indonesia, Hungarian National Trading House. Meanwhile, the Head of the Badung Tourism Office was accompanied by Deputy 1 of Badung Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) Ketut

Wiranata, accompanied by I Gusti Agung Bagus Surya Wibawa, Chairman of Bali Villa Association Gede Ricky Sukarta, Deputy Chairman 1 of IHGMA Bali I Made Ramia Adnyana, and members of BPPD Badung Kompyang Aya and Executive Director of PHRI Badung Mangku Sulasa Jaya and staff. B N (BTN/015)

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Nyepi Day without Internet were requested to stop broadcasting during the Nyepi Day. There was protest and finally it could be understood. The last is the disconnection of internet services. Although not all providers met the appeal to stop its services, there remain many pros and cons. It is understandable. Similarly, it happened when the airport was first closed for a whole day. Well, it’s just a day or 24 hours! As the day passed, Hindu society could perform its worship well related to the Nyepi feast day where it was the first without internet service. Everything is fine. It is not as gruesome as what some societies have previously protested against the policy. Instead, the government agreed, while the internet services still work for vital object services. Nyepi celebration took place very solemnly. There were no significant obstacles starting from the series of melasti procession to pengerupukan accompanied with ogoh-ogoh (papier mâché demon) parade that was very attractive to tourists and so was the Nyepi without internet. What can be drawn from this atmosphere? We are too easy to complain, protest and have negative prejudice and so forth. Actually, it is meant to implement religious teachings in this digital era. Self-control is absolutely essential to suppress unfavorable and excessive feelings. We too much deify tourism with the lure of economic fortunes. We should be able to slow down our desire and the will of others. It is also for the goodness of Bali, the island we very much love and respect. If we do not respect, who else will do it? B N

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designed online icons highlighting stays with outstanding facilities and services for Chinese guests will distinguish selected properties from other hotels. Each awarded hotel can also display a certificate to show its qualification as part of the CPH programme. Mr Gavin M Faull, Chairman and CEO of Swiss-Belhotel International is clear about the importance of accommodating Chinese guests in Indonesia as part of the brand’s growth strategy. “By 2019, close to half of all visitors to Indonesia are predicted to arrive from China, so its vital that we not only embrace the culture and customs of the destinations where we have a presence, but also take a wider, international approach and remain conscious of where our guests are coming from,” he said. The Swiss-Belhotel International properties selected for the CPH program were Hotel Ciputra Jakarta, Swiss-Belhotel Airport, Jakarta, Swiss-Belhotel Harbour Bay, SwissBelhotel Mangga Besar, Jakarta, Swiss-Belinn Airport, Jakarta, Jakarta, Swiss-Inn Batam, SwissBelinn Manyar, Surabaya and Bali properties include Swiss-Belhotel Petitenget, Swiss-Belinn Legian, Swiss-Belhotel Tuban and SwissBelhotel Rainforest, Kuta. B N (BTN/r)

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PPKIP Jaya Wisata Confers Diploma to 34 Students, All Graduates Have Been Working

py moment for four times. “I am proud of the PPKIP that is capable of yielding a reliable workforce as well as helping the placement.

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graduating in this second batch have been working,” he said. Students who have graduated, explained Suanaya, are given the emphasis to continuously increase their capability. They practice or work directly to increase to higher level of knowledge or to become competent. “This should be kept so as not to disappoint the users mainly the hospitality industry. If wishing to be guaranteed by the industry, they must enhance their competence so that they can build a better career,” he hoped. Nowadays, all the graduates have been working in the field of industry, so they are equipped with a certificate of competence. In addition, the cooperation of PPKIP with hotels is no longer just for training, but they have been directly appointed as staff. Moreover, the graduates having increased their knowledge of training and provide the same level of competence are

entrusted to be an instructor. “PPKIP has developed and provided education in accordance with the curriculum and refers to the standards of the ASEAN Economic Community (MEA),” he added. In the lecturers, explained Suanaya, the PPKIP refers to the competency program where 40 percent is given to learn theory and about 60 percent of practice. Especially for students passing as the best graduates and achieved outstanding performance are also awarded. The first, second and third best graduates are respectively Ni Kadek Megi (GPA: 3.73), Ni Ketut Ayu Windriani (GPA: 3.69) and I Gusti Ngurah Bagus Saskara (GPA: 3.67). Head of the Denpasar Manpower and Competency Certification, IGA Rai Anom Suradi, admitted to be proud as he can attend the PPKIP graduation ceremony. So far, he has attended such hap-

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hotels and tourism and then closed with rafting adventure activities in the Ayung River. “At night, we held a gala dinner at The Haven Bali Berawa,” said Putri. The conference event was also filled with award conferment for the 2017 Sales & Marketing Award winners. For Sales Leader of the year 2017 category was achieved by Henny Afrina from The 1O1 Palembang Rajawali; E-commerce of the Year 2017 category was achieved by Eka Triawan from The Haven Bali Berawa; Marketing & Communication of the Year 2017 category was achieved by Putri Andarikma from Fontana Hotel Bali, a PHM Collection, Sales of the year 2017 category was achieved by Dimas Hapiz dari THE 1O1 Bogor Suryakancana; and Special Recognition of the Year 2017 category was achieved by Putri Wulandari from The BnB Jakarta Kelapa Gading. BTN (BTN/015)

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Pastika Gives Appreciation

Bali Selected as International Arbitration and Mediation Center overnor of Bali, Made Mangku Pastika, welcomed the establishment of the International Arbitration and Mediation Center in Bali. Existence of this institution, according to him, is a trust for Bali as the right place to resolve problem and reach an agreement. He conveyed this when received the board of the Bali International Mediation and Arbitration Center (BIMAC) in his office, on Thursday (Mar. 15). He said that Bali has gained a lot of trust to host international conferences and international organizations. According to him, this is a form of international trust to Bali. “Based on experience, vibration, comfort and security,

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the Island of Bali is suitable to resolve problems and make decisions,” said Pastika. He hoped the existence of this arbitration center and international mediation will make the image of Bali in the international eyes improve. BIMAC President, Naz Juman Gulinazaer, said the selection of Bali as a place to resolve problems of arbitration and mediation is an agreement of the founders coming from various countries. Definitely, he hoped, the government gives its support to the existence of this organization. According to him, BIMAC has a tagline that reads ‘Find Resolution and Paradise.’ “There are many international arbitrators getting interested to join us but we have

to do the selection to get the best,” he said. One of the founders of the BIMAC, Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Rahmadi Supancana, said the birth of the BIMAC is the idea of ​​several international arbitrators based in Germany, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Indonesia. According to him, BIMAC will focus on resolving international law disputes. Present on that occasion were the founder of BIMAC who is also the academician of Udayana University, Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Wyasa Putra, Head of the Bali Tourism Office, Head of Legal Bureau of Bali Province and Head of Bureau of Public Relations and Protocol of Bali Regional Secretariat. (BTN/hms)

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Kamasan Painting Comes with a Message of Life

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a scoring with the system combining the offline score and the score of the digital element. “The event is expected to feature the figure

of bartender / celebrity artist in which they will be able to introduce the bartending profession,” said Maranata Wau, chairman of the committee, in a press conference last week. Video of bartenders will be competed in social media and the judgments are made by viewers by giving like and share. The shooting took place at the WET Ultra Lounge Legian on March 10, 2018. “At the time of shooting, the performance of each participant is assessed by the judges from professional bartending practitioners and the results will be accumulated with the result of voting from social media audience,” he said. Twenty participants will be selected as the young talent in the bartending world in Bali, which will be divided into two catego-

ries namely Flair Bartender and Mixology bartender. Three female participants became special attraction in this competition. “Hopefully, the public or netizen will become the jury panel for the appearance of each participant,” he said. Technically, he added that the assessment is by giving like, share videos and comments on every video that uploaded into social media by The Bar Times (Instagram, Facebook and YouTube) on April 10, 2018. Results of the voting will be closed on May 20, 2018, and the winners will be announced on May 12, 2018 at WET Ultra Lounge (BTN/015) Legian.

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amasan painting has been familiar in the ears of Balinese people. This artwork has long been a wealth of Klungkung district. Apart from its

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s an expression of gratitude for having done tapa brata penyepian (abstinences), the day after the Nyepi or Ngembak Geni, was filled with Majelangu Market by Tuban customary village, Sunday (Mar. 18). Located along the Tuban roadway, the Majelangu Market was graced with various activities and merchant booths, where H Sovereign Bali annually participated to enliven the Majelangu Market resumed with emed-emedan (tugof-war) tradition. Majelangu Market is held as a form of open house between residents in the surrounding area of Tuban customary village and this time has entered the fourth year.

activities. There are also galleries where a number of works created by the artists have been displayed since several years ago. It applies classic colors of red and brownish

philosophical values. His work is combined with religious elements or teachings quoted from the palm-leaf manuscripts. “We must understand the meaning, not just some scratches,” he said. Another painter, Kadek Natha, explained that in harmony with the development of times, Kamasan paint coloring began to use acrylic because natural materials are increasingly difficult to obtain. However, the classic impression never fades. It remains to looks sharp and has divine inspiration. “Pere is one of natural dyes, a kind of stone obtained from Sakenan. Its color is yellowish brown, but now many painters have switched from this color,” he explained. Profession as painter has been pursued since he was in elementary school. His works have been widely sold. The price is fantastic and comparable to the complexity. “There is a painting sold for IDR 9 million, even more. The cheaper is also available,” he said. His paintings are no longer just scratched on canvas, but many of them have been used as hotel room ornaments. “Many hotels ask me to paint in classical style,” said Na(BTN/kmb) tha.

Badung Does Tourism Promotion in Germany adung district is increasingly vigorous to do tourism promotion overseas. The event for the umpteenth time was held in Berlin, Germany, on March 7-14. This year’s promotion team departing to Berlin included the industry players like the entrepreneurs or leaders of starrated hotels, travel agencies and the airlines. This sales mission group was headed by the Head of the Badung Tourism Office, I Made Badra, Head of the Regional Tourism Promotion Board (BPPD) of Badung Chapter, IGN Rai Suryawijaya, with Dr. Ni Made Eka Mahadewi and Herdy Sayoga. It also involved the association leaders such as

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classical appearance, this painting is rich in puppet and animal stories. It is really meaningful. At Kamasan village can be found many centers of the painting

perfectly combined. Some paintings offer a jungle feel following a pre-established pattern. They look very lively and beautiful to look at. The work is not just an expression of the art but there is a message of life. What is scratched is not a common thing. It presents a series of pictures depicting a number of characters contained in the story. One of the themes is heroic attractions on the battlefield. It’s like giving a moral message. It is adopted from various stories, such as Mahabharata and Ramayana epic. Occasionally, the artists also express his idea inspired by animal or tantric tales. The painter Mangku Muriati Mura said that in the midst of the art development, the appearance of other paintings is very possible. Nevertheless, he does not get dissolved in that situation. His great desire to maintain the art is believed to have emerged since the kingdom era that will not fade over the times. The norms are not neglected. Everything is still followed. “We still preserve them all,” he said, not long ago. This painting is not solely concerned with aesthetics but more than it, where it also offers strong

Majelangu Market activity was mostly filled by merchant booths owned by residents of the Tuban customary village. Approximately, there were seventy booths participating in the event and they sold a variety of products of local small and medium enterprises to international businesses jointly enlivened this annual event. Associated with the emedemedan tradition, in the past this activity was carried out in front of the Desa Temple of Tuban under the banyan tree by using roots of the banyan tree. Today, the emedemedan tradition takes advantage of rope. This tradition signifies to tighten the sense of togetherness and kinship as well as to have fun (BTN/014) together.

the Chairman of Indonesia Tour Guides Association (HPI), I Nyoman Nuarta, Chairman of the Society of Indonesia Professional Convention Organizer (SIPCO) of Bali Chapter, Juarez R. Putra, Chairman of Bali Wedding Association, Dion Satvika and Chairman of the Indonesian Golf Association, Agung Kresnajaya. Participating industry in the group included the Bagus Retreat Resort, Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel, Double Six Luxury Hotel Seminyak, Puri Bagus Villa Resort, Payogan Hotel, Samaya Resort, Hotel Seminyak Beach Resort and Spa, Karma Resort Hotel, Lawalon Hotel and supporting sponsorship voucher from Bali

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Golf Association as well as the Indonesia Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) of Badung Chapter members. According to Made Badra, Berlin and Munich have been chosen as the right place for promotion as both cities are the main and the most famous and becoming top cities in Germany. Surely, it is expected there are significant transactions. He said the German tourist visit to Bali in 2017 was ranked eighth after China, Australia, India, Japan, England, America and France. The number of German tourist arrivals in 2017 amounted to 177,184 people, an increase of 15.11 percent from the previous year which amounted to 153,925 people. The Badung promotion team has conducted Sales Mission program through the meeting of sellers and the buyers in the morning (breakfast meeting) at Bristol Berlin hotel and the resumed with the meeting with the wholesaler at the ITB (Internationale Tourismus Börse) Berlin. This event was directly attended by CEO of Singapore Airline’s agent in Berlin and the policy makers in the company. Hopefully, the promotion can provide something like ‘reminder machine’ to travel businesses in Europe, especially Germany, to always send their citizens to travel to Badung, Bali. At the ITB Berlin, Badung

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tourism promotion team met the Marketing Development Deputy II, Nia Niscaya, and MICE wholesaler that will carry out their agenda in Indonesia, especially in Badung, Bali. The result of this meeting is expected to get the MICE tourist visit to Badung, Bali, apart from the leisure market share that has become the main part of European tourist destination. On the other hand, the sellers from Badung district (Bali) still dominated the participation in the world travel trade fair of the ITB Berlin. Of the 126 sellers with the booths provided, 75 participants are from Badung, Bali. This world market event is a regular activity of the tourism industry of Badung held every year in Germany. After having organized two breakfast meeting agendas in Bris-

tol and the ITB Berlin, the next agenda was inviting representative business partners from Singapore Airlines, Thomas Stephane Stauner, in Munich. The discussion was expected to generate direct flight cooperation plan from Munich to Bali on a continuous basis so that the target of tourist arrivals of German market share could be met. Other promotional agenda was carried out at the Pullman Hotel Munich. The event in the form of dinner meeting received a very festive reception. It was also attended by Sales Manager of Singapore Airlines (SQ) for Germany and Eastern Europe, Thomas Russenburg, who enthusiastically gave free ticket sponsorship as SQ Premium Economy grand prizes from Munich to Bali. (BTN/kmb)


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Desamuda Village Celebrates 19th Anniversary with Togetherness

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muda Village is getting more advanced,” said General Manager, Bayu P. Hermani, amid the celebration on Thursday (Mar. 8). Bayu said that anniversary celebration of Desamuda Village indeed always creates a family atmosphere. Apart from big family of Desamuda

Easter Break in the Heart of Kuta

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As usual, before selling new menus, the Citadines Kuta Beach Hotel will hold a food testing. This aims to determine the response of customers to the taste of the menus to be offered in the Beras Restaurant. “We invite each department head to taste the menus. After that, they will provide input for the refinement of the menus so they can be immediately sold to guests,” said Mahmud Krismayanti, Marcomm Executive of Citadines Kuta Beach Bali. ail soup poses a signature dish offered by the Beras Asian Eatery Restaurant. In addition to spice herbs best favored by local people, according to Chef Toni, his blend also becomes an idol to foreign guests. “To get testimonies, we invite all department heads to provide their input, so the menus will really become delicious,” he added. Chef Ahmad Sultoni said the oxtail soup is the mainstay menu. With different cooking techniques, this chef who is proficient in traditional and Western cuisine really understands about the texture of the basic ingredients to be processed. Spices including pepper, cloves, and onions are processed in such a way to result in a distinctive flavor. Meat and gravy are blended well. The texture of meat also feels soft and tender. “We always use natural ingredients when cooking, and never use additives,” he said. When preparing the menus,

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the composition of ingredients is always carefully considered. For example, sugar, salt and pepper must be balanced, so as to produce the proper taste. Similarly, to color the menus he always utilizes organ-

ic ingredients. “We use pepper to make the soup look blackish brown, not soy sauce,” he said. Onions are pan-fried and then put into the gravy and finally filtered. Meat ingredient is taken near the body so that it has larger circle. The meat is then boiled for about 2.5 hours. If the water has boiled, let it be with small fire. Thus, the meat’s taste becomes very strong. Texture of the meat will be the same and have a tender flavor. “Wait until the water boils first. Put the meat into the water, so the meat will not feel fishy,” said Chef Ahmad Sultoni. He added that within the past three months, there are around ten menus to have been tested and the most popular is this oxtail soup. Have a nice testing and bon appétit! B N (BTN/015)

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n elegant hideaway with a magnificent Indian Ocean view, The ANVAYA Beach Resort Bali offers an enticing Easter Package for a long weekend family getaway. Be pampered with sparkling sands and a range of beach activities that kids can

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enjoy. A magical setting and world-class dining at Sands Restaurant promisesa wonderful afternoon this Easter. Cook with our talented Chef anduncover hidden Egg Treasures for a playful day at The ANVAYA Beach Resort

Village, the event was also attended by partners such as suppliers, hotel guests and the media. “We are very grateful that Desamuda Village in the 19th year has been more mature. At the same time, this event also serves as a medium to maintain relationship among the staff and partners,” he added. Peak of the celebration was filled with rice cone cutting by Mr. Robert Sih Inkie and Mrs. Moonlin witnessed by the owners and other board of directors such as Mrs. Liman Subroto, Mr. Sumaryanto M, Mrs. Catherine M, and Narendra M. On that occasion, the rice cone cutting was also carried out by Mrs. Loma Gravenner who happened to celebrate her birthday that day. More interestingly, the event was enlivened with art performances dedicated by staff with the concept from the staff and for staff. Such happy night was filled with door prize drawing with the gift of gold. The celebration was then closed with social gathering with special menus prepared by Desamuda Village located at Jalan Raya Basangkasa No.30A, Seminyak, Kuta. B N (BTN/015)

WISS-Belhotel International in Bali simultaneously held a photo campaign on social media using the #IAMINBALINOW tag. The campaign featuring positive news about Bali was carried out by nine hotels and resorts managed by this global hotel company in Bali. “It is intended to continuously promote the Island of Bali as a quiet and safe tourist destination,” said Teddy Manangka, Regional Manager - PR & Promotions of Swiss-Belhotel International for Bali, recently. This campaign, explained Teddy, is intended to invite each guest to take part by taking pictures in the photo booth having been provided and specifically designed, so that the photo can be disseminated through social media by using #IAMINBALINOW tag. “Every guest having photographed can immediately spread positive news to their relatives, family and friends that Bali is a beautiful region and remains open to tourists,” he added. This indicated that all the hotels managed by Swiss-Belhotel Interna-

tional in Bali are in safe and secure location. Guests can stay and enjoy the best facilities and services. “Swiss-

Belhotel International provides special offers namely a 50-percent discount for the second room after booking at least one room at any hotel and resort in Bali. This offer includes breakfast and free Wi-Fi internet access,” he

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unung Agung (Great Mountain) is the highest mountain in Bali and is also very religiously and culturally important for Balinese Hindus. It is believe that Mt. Agung is a replica of Holy Mount Meru (Mahameru) – the central axis of the universe. Despite its wide crater, Gunung Agung appears to be conical from a distance. When the weather allows for it, Balinese Hindus will sometimes climb along a narrow path though the jungle to the summit of Mt. Agung to make offerings to the mountain deities. The most important temple in Bali –Pura Besakih, known as ‘the Mother Temple’ is located on the slopes of Mount Agung and all Balinese Hindus come to pray at and/or get holy water from at this temple at some point in their life. This active volcano with a deep and wide crater last erupted in 1963-64 but still occasionally belches smoke and ash making areas around the mountain especially fertile. This great mountain also has a strong influence on the climate of the island in general and certainly on the surrounding area. Clouds coming from the west are trapped by Mt.Agung so areas west of the mountain are lush from the rain they receive, while areas to the east of the mountain are dry and barren. B N

Bali. “For families and couples, Easter is a wonderful time to spend together. For the kids, besides Egg Hunting, we also provide drawing and face painting activities with live accoustic band and magician for entertaiment during our international buffet-style Easter Family Brunchon 1st April 2018.” said Agus Ardana, Director of Food and Beverage at The ANVAYA Beach Resort Bali. Explore more between the dazzling beach and pristine gardens of The ANVAYA Beach Resort Bali during your stay with your loved ones. Our Easter Package is available or valid for 31st March 2018 to 2nd April 2018. A myriad of leisure and recreational facilities are available from the Kids Club & Gymto the barefoot sanctuary of Sakanti Spa. Allow us to craft a wonderful getaway on the Island of the Gods this Easter and create the most unforgettable experiences during your luxury stay with us. For reservations please email us at info@theanvayabali.com or call us at (+62361) 759991. B N

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said. Senior VP of Operations & Development for Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam, Emmanuel Guillard, said the concept behind the campaign program in Bali is very important for hoteliers that have a big role in the hotel market in Bali. This is meant to support Bali especially with the media coverage and its influence on tourists regarding the situation of Mount Agung. “We are trying to show off to the world that Bali remains to have the charm,” he said. The campaign event at SwissBelhotel Rainforest Kuta early February was attended by SwissBelhotel International officials in Bali. At that time, General Manager of Swiss-Belhotel Rainforest Kuta, Teezar Mirza, as the host was supported by the General Manager of Swiss-Belresort Watu Jimbar, Swiss-Belresort Pecatu, Swiss-Belhotel Petitenget, SwissBelhotel Tuban, Swiss-Belhotel Segara Nusa Dua, Swiss-Belinn Legian, Swiss-Belexpress Kuta as well as Zest Hotel Legian. B N (BTN/015)

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Splendor of Holi Festival in Bali of Indians, Indonesians and expatriates who enjoyed every entertainment. They mingled in the activities joyfully while throwing the colors of Holi freely to one other as a sign of universal friendship and brotherhood. As part of the celebration, the students of the Indian Cultural Center (ICC) under the guidance of an ICC dance teacher, Preeti Sinha, presented Indian dances with Rajasthani folk songs entitled Holiya Mein Ude Rei Gulal and a contemporary Indian dance denoting a mix of Bollywood songs.

The celebration was also enlivened by the appearance of ‘Des Rangila’ Dance by Brahma Kumaris Denpasar. As soon as the dances ended, the celebration entered the core of the event where the crowds of people played Holi with the colors and water joyfully which they usually see in Bollywood movies. Consul General of India in Bali, R.O. Sunil Babu, when giving a speech, invited all the participants to enjoy the splendor of Holi. The Holi celebration in Hindu mythology marks the event to rejoice and strengthen the

existing friendship and build a new friendship. According to him, Puputan Badung Square has a relationship with India where the first Indian Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, met the Balinese during his visit to Indonesia in 1950. “Holi is an ancient Hindu festival which originally had many stories. Holi is a long winter and early spring celebration in India where people start enjoying the abundance of spring colors and a time to say goodbye to (BTN/bud) winter. B N

Sound of music is not only beautiful, but also able to give a spirit to make people unconscious while moving beautifully. Parts of their body danced and twisted beautifully while following the sounds of classical music instruments to prance following the distinctive drum sounds. They danced, sang and played happily while throwing colors at one other. The more throwing colors, the more joy they rejoiced. his is the atmosphere of Holi Festival celebration in Puputan Badung Square on Saturday (Mar. 10). The event was held by the Consulate General of India in Bali in cooperation with Indian Cultural Center, Bali and Balinese Indian Friendship Association. Similarly, it was

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also filled with singing and dancing activities to welcome the arrival of spring. This Indian Holi Festival is also known as the festival of colors. Puputan Badung Square was thronged by community long before the Holi celebration was announced. The event was enlivened by the presence of diplomatic corps and the mixture

ome to Bali without to Kuta certainly less feels, right? Therefore if you can get a good hotel around Kuta certainly you feel lucky. But what if you run out of hotels in this area but want to enjoy swimming in Kuta?. Don’t worry, for the traveler who wants to stay the area of ​​ Kuta and Legian, J4 Hotel can you make the main choice. Located in the center of Legian City, staying at J4 Hotels Legian hotel is not too expensive, there are some rooms that have rates starting about

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Rp.400K. But if you just want to enjoy rooftop swimming pool, may be ok. Here you just simply stop by the restaurant or bar. With the package price starting from IDR 50K, you can enjoy the swimming pool as much. The package is also included with consume, plus there is also free internet access. Is it really fun to enjoy the swimming pool without staying? Can be take great photos but do not need to spend deeply. So, vacation later do not hesitate to stop by j4 hotels Legian. B N (BTN/r)

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Cooperation of Hotel Management and Community in Sanur Runs Well Relationship of the hotel management with the surrounding community in Sanur area has been running for a long time. Moreover, it can be said to closely run after the presence of Green Hotel program from the Denpasar municipality for hotels in Denpasar and Sanur in particular. “The cooperation between the hotel management and the people of Sanur Kaja in particular is very good,” said headman of Sanur Kaja, I Made Sudana.

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or instance, it has a commitment t o m a i n t a i n i n g cleanliness as a priority. As a tourist destination, it sells cleanliness so that tourists remain to feel safe and comfortable when spending holidays i n

Sanur. “Sanur Kaja has a Depo Cemara, an organic waste disposal located on Jalan Tukad Nyali I. So, we have managed the community’s waste, in the form of self-management including the garbage of the beach, hotels and

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restaurants,” he said. To maintain the cleanliness of Sanur Beach, the hotels and the community work hand in hand to keep the beach clean from garbage. The arrangement includes the preparation of dust bin so that in the morning starts at 05:00, there is no longer garbage on the beach. After combing the beach area, it i s

then targeting the community. “The community will not put on the trash in front of their house compound, but in their home, so the road remains clean,” said the man born May 13, 1963. In the waste management, I

Sanur Beach Made Sudana said there seems a chain of mutual support. Depo Cemara receives garbage from the public, hotels and restaurants. Having been collected, it is then sorted by taking advantage of Karang Taruna (village youth club) that processes it into compost. It includes the debris of three trimming. After that, the hotels take the compost for their plants, so it becomes fertile and free from chemicals. Each sack of compost is usually purchased at IDR 25,000 - IDR 30,000.

Large hotels in the Sanur area also apply green house, so they have a green area with a variety of rare plants. They consist of herbal and ceremonial plants having been echoed early on. Hence, the hotels have various types of plants completed with their name. “In addition to preserving rare plants, the existence of such plants also becomes an attraction, so that guests want to come repeatedly,” said this former manager of Sunrise Beach and Secretary of the Sanur Development Foundation.

If the people of Sanur need fruits or ceremonial ingredients, they can pick in the hotel area, like ivory coconut for ceremonial means. Similarly, when hotels require ritual paraphernalia they will ask to local communities to prepare it. Thus, there is a mutually beneficial cooperation. “The green hotel program that emphasizes the local wisdom can strengthen the identity of the people of Sanur,” said Chief of Sindu Market. B N (BTN/bud)

Charity Bali Bazaar Helps Female Workers in the Market F

or caring to fellows, Flash Charity Bali held a bazaar on Sunday (Mar. 4) at The Stones-Legian Bali. The bazaar entitled ‘Spring Charity Bazaar’ sells 100 seats where per seat is sold for IDR 300,000. “The result will be donated to disadvantaged society as well as free medical treatment in Bali,” said Melly St. Ange, the Event Organizer of the Flash Charity Bali community, in the media gathering at Amnaya Resort Kuta on Thursday (Mar. 1). Melly said the results of this bazaar will be used to support Maternal and Child Health Clinic of the Rama Sesana Foundation led by I Luh Putu Upadisari. The foundation is dedicated to serve healthcare needs of women seeking livelihood in the economic activities of traditional markets in

Bali. The humanitarian activities conducted by the Flash Charity Bali community consisting of housewives. “Many people are still asking for seat but we limit to 100 seats only,” she added. I Luh Putu Upadisari familiarly called Sari explained that Rama Sesana Foundation has been involved in charity activities especially in helping reproductive sexual treatment for housewives at Badung Market before experiencing a disaster. “We have a place of practice or clinic in the Kumbasari Market, formerly the Badung Market. We are concerned with the health of housewives because they are most vulnerable to HIV and cancer transmission. Our holidays are taken advantage to provide counseling and medical treatment,” said Sari. B N (BTN/015)


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Where to Go... GIANYAR

The Center of Art

f you are a spiritualist or a lover of antiquities, try making a visit to Gaduh Temple. The temple has something to do with Kebo Iwa, a vice regent that had time to make the Vice Regent Gajah Mada from Majapahit Kingdom dizzy because he had different supernatural power. This ancient temple was established in 928 BC. Gaduh Temple is located in

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Gaduh Temple at Blahbatuh

Biaung Beach Bali

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Closely Related to Vice Regent Kebo Iwa the east of the market belonging to Blahbatuh customary village or about 7 km west of Gianyar town or approximately 30 minutes drive from Denpasar. The temple area is quite spacious and has a very ancient and distinctive carved ornamentation. People who worship here are from various clans such as Brahmin, Kshatriya, Wesya and Sudra. Priest of the Gaduh Temple, said the temple was venerated by Hindu community all over Bali. Some even came from different regions across the archipelago such as Batam, Lamongan, Kalimantan, Sulawesi and Hindu devotees from the other islands. The temple neighborhood belonged to ancient relic, so that many foreigners were interested in visiting the holy place. In daily life, the number of tourist visit was only a few, but the tourists who came intentionally to visit the temple from their country were in quite large amount. Some of them were from Holland, the United States, Britain, Germany, Australia, Japan, Egypt and India. “They come while bringing a book. Their arrival only confirms the existence of the temple along with the sanctified effigies and the Kebo Iwa statue,” he said. According to the priest, uniqueness of the temple was that the temple served as a swagina temple or temple of profession to invoke herbal medicine and art inspiration. By all means, many dancers came here to ask for a divine art inspiration. Regarding the healing matters,

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iaung Beach is a charming black sand beach. This beach has a beautiful coastal panorama, wide sea views, peaceful surroundings, and a direct view of Padang Galak, Sanur, and Nusa Penida Island. The beach is situated in Kesiman Village, East Denpasar District, Denpasar City, Bali. The beach is easily reached by

Gaduh Temple located at Blahbatuh has an aura and various kinds of uniqueness. many common people and traditional healers also came here. “Previously, there was a paranormal group from Yogyakarta coming to ask for a taksu or divine inspiration whereas they are of different faith. Uniquely, they were also in trance while praying in the temple. Besides, there were also cruise tourists specifically coming to Gaduh Temple,” he said. According to the former employee of Garuda who had paid devotional works for over 25 years, the other uniqueness was that the Gaduh Temple had seven statues

such as the four-faced statue, phallus and yoni as well as a statue putting on Janger head ornament. Similarly, there was a statue of Kebo Iwa located in the Puseh Temple (adjacent to the temple). Ritual anniversary of the temple fell on Anggarakasih Medangsia. “The temple anniversary here is not officiated over by a brahmin priest although many devotees worshipping here belong to Brahmins,” said Jero Mangku who had already visited more than 80 countries. The priest told that in the past of the Karangbuncing Kingdom

did not have a single son so that the king invoked it in the Gaduh Temple. After that, it was born a handsome man named Kebo Iwa. Having grown up, Kebo Iwa was famous for its supernatural power, so that he got a title as unbeatable vice regent. Many experts said the golden period of kingdom administration in Bali was even achieved during Kebo Iwa was still in power. Kebo Iwa was the vice regent to the King Gajahwaktra at Bedahulu (now Bedahulu) approximately in 1324-1343 AD. BTN

The Palace Of Satria he palace of Satria, located about 300 meters towards the north of Taman Puputan Square at Veteran Street, as one of the palace attractions in the City Tour programs. The large and beautiful royal family temple is used not only by the members of the royal families but also by members of the community in the neighborhood. A bird market is very interesting to visit in this area. Traditional performances and dinner party are available as well (on request) BTN

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Gianyar Government Tourism Office Address : Jl. Ngurah Rai No. 9 Gianyar Ph. (0361) 943401 Fax. (0361) 943554 website: www.diparda.gianyarkab.go.id, www.gianyartourism.com, email: admingianyar@gianyarkab.go.id, info@gianyartourism.com

car and motor bike and just 45 minutes (in normal traffic) from Ngurah Rai International Road. Biaung beach is located on the south side of the Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra road, just before Lembeng Beach. The strategic beach location makes it easy for visitors to access several tourist attractions located in Sanur area, Sukawati, around Denpasar, and even East Bali. There are several food-stalls (warung) that provide snack and soft drink for visitors. It’s also supported with adequate vehicle parking. However, there are issues related to the accumulation of waste in the form of wood and plastic during the rainy season. The related parties continue to

work on this issue and maintain the security and comfort of visitors at Biaung Beach. You will be amazed by the breathtaking panorama and tranquil environment. Visitors come here to enjoy the laid back and calm atmosphere, walk down the sandy path, fishing, and even fly kites. This Beach is not recommended for swimming, due to the big waves and no beach guard. The beach is really hot during the day, but cool in the morning and afternoon. Biaung beach is also endowed with a beautiful sunset, peaceful and romantic. This beach is used as a ritual site for Balinese Hindus such as for Melasti Ceremony and Purifica-

tion Ceremony. There are also beautiful temples on the western tip, Pura Campuhan Windhu Segara and Pura Dalem Segara Taman Ayung, both have notable Balinese architectural. This beach has big and powerful waves, and as well as one of the best surfing spot in Bali. This spot offers great swell quality and right-hander. It’s recommended for intermediate up to professional surfers. From this spot, surfers can access some other surfing spots such as Keramas, Ketewel, Padang Galak, and Sanur. BTN

Denpasar Government Tourism Office : Address; Jl. Surapati No. 7 Denpasar, Ph. (0361) 234569, 223602, 231422 Fax. (0361) 223602 http://pariwisata.denpasarkota.go.id

Beratan Lake

eratan Lake is a shallow lake with the high caldera about 1231m above sea level and it is located at Bedugul, the famous tourist destinations in Bali. The water volume in this lake is about 0,049 km3, so Beratan Lake is the closed lake. Tourist can access the Beratan Lake through the dock which have

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been provided or desist around Ulun Danu Beratan Temple. In this place, the visitor can do various activities like doing recreation to look around in dock or do the other outdoor activities. The various water recreation activities can also be conducted here, for example riding the boat motorize to circle the lake, parasailing, canoeing with the traditional boat, banana boating, water skiing, and others. Fishing activities are also available in this places for who one love fishing in the lake. Beratan Lake is situated in the plateau area with cool atmosphere surround it. It is an ideal place for relaxation while enjoy the beautiful panorama of lake. The accommodations are also available in this area where is the perfect place for overnight stay, resting and enjoy the beautiful panoramic of lake with the Ulun Danu Temple as a magnificence. BTN

Puncak Penulisan Temple uncak Penulisan Temple sits at Sukawana village, Kintamani subdistrict, Bangli County, with an altitude of 1,745 meters above sea level. It is dedicated to

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Tabanan Government Tourism, Art and Cultural Office : Address : Jln. Gunung Agung No. 1 Tabanan, Ph./Fax. (0361) 811602

the worship of Lord Shiva denoting the manifestation of God Almighty. This temple retains many relics originating in the Megalithic period until the entry of Hindu civilization to Bali. Shape of the temple building applies two concepts namely the pre-historic concept being clearly visible from the multi-storey structure. Secondly, the temple building consists of 7 levels where the first and second level is connected by stairs. While on the third level stand the Dana Temple and Taman Dana Temple, Ratu Pen-

yarikan Temple (fourth level), Ratu Dahatua Temple (sixth level). Ultimately, on the seventh level sits a worshipping place of Pengaruman, Piyasan, and Chamber as a place to store the ancient objects. Allegedly, construction of the temple is begun in 300 AD (Bronze Age) and resumed in the tenth century until the end of the Majapahit era in 1343 AD. BTN

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he centre government, Bali Grovince Government and Bangli Regency Government are together making The Vulcano Museum of Mount Batur as to Visual the beautiful of Mount Batur. The museum is located at the parking area of Penelokan tourism object (look out point) about ± 20 kms of the northern regency of Bangli. This place is also for recreation because inside the building consist of audio visual room and conference room. The vulcano museum of Mount Batur is the place to keep the historical and ancient archeologycal and centre information for scientist. BTN

Bangli Government Tourism Office : Jl. Sriwijaya No. 23 Bangli, Ph. (0366) 91537, W. www.banglikab.go.id


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Where to Go... GIANYAR

The Center of Art

f you are a spiritualist or a lover of antiquities, try making a visit to Gaduh Temple. The temple has something to do with Kebo Iwa, a vice regent that had time to make the Vice Regent Gajah Mada from Majapahit Kingdom dizzy because he had different supernatural power. This ancient temple was established in 928 BC. Gaduh Temple is located in

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Gaduh Temple at Blahbatuh

Biaung Beach Bali

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Closely Related to Vice Regent Kebo Iwa the east of the market belonging to Blahbatuh customary village or about 7 km west of Gianyar town or approximately 30 minutes drive from Denpasar. The temple area is quite spacious and has a very ancient and distinctive carved ornamentation. People who worship here are from various clans such as Brahmin, Kshatriya, Wesya and Sudra. Priest of the Gaduh Temple, said the temple was venerated by Hindu community all over Bali. Some even came from different regions across the archipelago such as Batam, Lamongan, Kalimantan, Sulawesi and Hindu devotees from the other islands. The temple neighborhood belonged to ancient relic, so that many foreigners were interested in visiting the holy place. In daily life, the number of tourist visit was only a few, but the tourists who came intentionally to visit the temple from their country were in quite large amount. Some of them were from Holland, the United States, Britain, Germany, Australia, Japan, Egypt and India. “They come while bringing a book. Their arrival only confirms the existence of the temple along with the sanctified effigies and the Kebo Iwa statue,” he said. According to the priest, uniqueness of the temple was that the temple served as a swagina temple or temple of profession to invoke herbal medicine and art inspiration. By all means, many dancers came here to ask for a divine art inspiration. Regarding the healing matters,

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iaung Beach is a charming black sand beach. This beach has a beautiful coastal panorama, wide sea views, peaceful surroundings, and a direct view of Padang Galak, Sanur, and Nusa Penida Island. The beach is situated in Kesiman Village, East Denpasar District, Denpasar City, Bali. The beach is easily reached by

Gaduh Temple located at Blahbatuh has an aura and various kinds of uniqueness. many common people and traditional healers also came here. “Previously, there was a paranormal group from Yogyakarta coming to ask for a taksu or divine inspiration whereas they are of different faith. Uniquely, they were also in trance while praying in the temple. Besides, there were also cruise tourists specifically coming to Gaduh Temple,” he said. According to the former employee of Garuda who had paid devotional works for over 25 years, the other uniqueness was that the Gaduh Temple had seven statues

such as the four-faced statue, phallus and yoni as well as a statue putting on Janger head ornament. Similarly, there was a statue of Kebo Iwa located in the Puseh Temple (adjacent to the temple). Ritual anniversary of the temple fell on Anggarakasih Medangsia. “The temple anniversary here is not officiated over by a brahmin priest although many devotees worshipping here belong to Brahmins,” said Jero Mangku who had already visited more than 80 countries. The priest told that in the past of the Karangbuncing Kingdom

did not have a single son so that the king invoked it in the Gaduh Temple. After that, it was born a handsome man named Kebo Iwa. Having grown up, Kebo Iwa was famous for its supernatural power, so that he got a title as unbeatable vice regent. Many experts said the golden period of kingdom administration in Bali was even achieved during Kebo Iwa was still in power. Kebo Iwa was the vice regent to the King Gajahwaktra at Bedahulu (now Bedahulu) approximately in 1324-1343 AD. BTN

The Palace Of Satria he palace of Satria, located about 300 meters towards the north of Taman Puputan Square at Veteran Street, as one of the palace attractions in the City Tour programs. The large and beautiful royal family temple is used not only by the members of the royal families but also by members of the community in the neighborhood. A bird market is very interesting to visit in this area. Traditional performances and dinner party are available as well (on request) BTN

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Gianyar Government Tourism Office Address : Jl. Ngurah Rai No. 9 Gianyar Ph. (0361) 943401 Fax. (0361) 943554 website: www.diparda.gianyarkab.go.id, www.gianyartourism.com, email: admingianyar@gianyarkab.go.id, info@gianyartourism.com

car and motor bike and just 45 minutes (in normal traffic) from Ngurah Rai International Road. Biaung beach is located on the south side of the Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra road, just before Lembeng Beach. The strategic beach location makes it easy for visitors to access several tourist attractions located in Sanur area, Sukawati, around Denpasar, and even East Bali. There are several food-stalls (warung) that provide snack and soft drink for visitors. It’s also supported with adequate vehicle parking. However, there are issues related to the accumulation of waste in the form of wood and plastic during the rainy season. The related parties continue to

work on this issue and maintain the security and comfort of visitors at Biaung Beach. You will be amazed by the breathtaking panorama and tranquil environment. Visitors come here to enjoy the laid back and calm atmosphere, walk down the sandy path, fishing, and even fly kites. This Beach is not recommended for swimming, due to the big waves and no beach guard. The beach is really hot during the day, but cool in the morning and afternoon. Biaung beach is also endowed with a beautiful sunset, peaceful and romantic. This beach is used as a ritual site for Balinese Hindus such as for Melasti Ceremony and Purifica-

tion Ceremony. There are also beautiful temples on the western tip, Pura Campuhan Windhu Segara and Pura Dalem Segara Taman Ayung, both have notable Balinese architectural. This beach has big and powerful waves, and as well as one of the best surfing spot in Bali. This spot offers great swell quality and right-hander. It’s recommended for intermediate up to professional surfers. From this spot, surfers can access some other surfing spots such as Keramas, Ketewel, Padang Galak, and Sanur. BTN

Denpasar Government Tourism Office : Address; Jl. Surapati No. 7 Denpasar, Ph. (0361) 234569, 223602, 231422 Fax. (0361) 223602 http://pariwisata.denpasarkota.go.id

Beratan Lake

eratan Lake is a shallow lake with the high caldera about 1231m above sea level and it is located at Bedugul, the famous tourist destinations in Bali. The water volume in this lake is about 0,049 km3, so Beratan Lake is the closed lake. Tourist can access the Beratan Lake through the dock which have

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been provided or desist around Ulun Danu Beratan Temple. In this place, the visitor can do various activities like doing recreation to look around in dock or do the other outdoor activities. The various water recreation activities can also be conducted here, for example riding the boat motorize to circle the lake, parasailing, canoeing with the traditional boat, banana boating, water skiing, and others. Fishing activities are also available in this places for who one love fishing in the lake. Beratan Lake is situated in the plateau area with cool atmosphere surround it. It is an ideal place for relaxation while enjoy the beautiful panorama of lake. The accommodations are also available in this area where is the perfect place for overnight stay, resting and enjoy the beautiful panoramic of lake with the Ulun Danu Temple as a magnificence. BTN

Puncak Penulisan Temple uncak Penulisan Temple sits at Sukawana village, Kintamani subdistrict, Bangli County, with an altitude of 1,745 meters above sea level. It is dedicated to

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Tabanan Government Tourism, Art and Cultural Office : Address : Jln. Gunung Agung No. 1 Tabanan, Ph./Fax. (0361) 811602

the worship of Lord Shiva denoting the manifestation of God Almighty. This temple retains many relics originating in the Megalithic period until the entry of Hindu civilization to Bali. Shape of the temple building applies two concepts namely the pre-historic concept being clearly visible from the multi-storey structure. Secondly, the temple building consists of 7 levels where the first and second level is connected by stairs. While on the third level stand the Dana Temple and Taman Dana Temple, Ratu Pen-

yarikan Temple (fourth level), Ratu Dahatua Temple (sixth level). Ultimately, on the seventh level sits a worshipping place of Pengaruman, Piyasan, and Chamber as a place to store the ancient objects. Allegedly, construction of the temple is begun in 300 AD (Bronze Age) and resumed in the tenth century until the end of the Majapahit era in 1343 AD. BTN

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he centre government, Bali Grovince Government and Bangli Regency Government are together making The Vulcano Museum of Mount Batur as to Visual the beautiful of Mount Batur. The museum is located at the parking area of Penelokan tourism object (look out point) about ± 20 kms of the northern regency of Bangli. This place is also for recreation because inside the building consist of audio visual room and conference room. The vulcano museum of Mount Batur is the place to keep the historical and ancient archeologycal and centre information for scientist. BTN

Bangli Government Tourism Office : Jl. Sriwijaya No. 23 Bangli, Ph. (0366) 91537, W. www.banglikab.go.id


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Splendor of Holi Festival in Bali of Indians, Indonesians and expatriates who enjoyed every entertainment. They mingled in the activities joyfully while throwing the colors of Holi freely to one other as a sign of universal friendship and brotherhood. As part of the celebration, the students of the Indian Cultural Center (ICC) under the guidance of an ICC dance teacher, Preeti Sinha, presented Indian dances with Rajasthani folk songs entitled Holiya Mein Ude Rei Gulal and a contemporary Indian dance denoting a mix of Bollywood songs.

The celebration was also enlivened by the appearance of ‘Des Rangila’ Dance by Brahma Kumaris Denpasar. As soon as the dances ended, the celebration entered the core of the event where the crowds of people played Holi with the colors and water joyfully which they usually see in Bollywood movies. Consul General of India in Bali, R.O. Sunil Babu, when giving a speech, invited all the participants to enjoy the splendor of Holi. The Holi celebration in Hindu mythology marks the event to rejoice and strengthen the

existing friendship and build a new friendship. According to him, Puputan Badung Square has a relationship with India where the first Indian Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, met the Balinese during his visit to Indonesia in 1950. “Holi is an ancient Hindu festival which originally had many stories. Holi is a long winter and early spring celebration in India where people start enjoying the abundance of spring colors and a time to say goodbye to (BTN/bud) winter. B N

Sound of music is not only beautiful, but also able to give a spirit to make people unconscious while moving beautifully. Parts of their body danced and twisted beautifully while following the sounds of classical music instruments to prance following the distinctive drum sounds. They danced, sang and played happily while throwing colors at one other. The more throwing colors, the more joy they rejoiced. his is the atmosphere of Holi Festival celebration in Puputan Badung Square on Saturday (Mar. 10). The event was held by the Consulate General of India in Bali in cooperation with Indian Cultural Center, Bali and Balinese Indian Friendship Association. Similarly, it was

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also filled with singing and dancing activities to welcome the arrival of spring. This Indian Holi Festival is also known as the festival of colors. Puputan Badung Square was thronged by community long before the Holi celebration was announced. The event was enlivened by the presence of diplomatic corps and the mixture

ome to Bali without to Kuta certainly less feels, right? Therefore if you can get a good hotel around Kuta certainly you feel lucky. But what if you run out of hotels in this area but want to enjoy swimming in Kuta?. Don’t worry, for the traveler who wants to stay the area of ​​ Kuta and Legian, J4 Hotel can you make the main choice. Located in the center of Legian City, staying at J4 Hotels Legian hotel is not too expensive, there are some rooms that have rates starting about

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Rp.400K. But if you just want to enjoy rooftop swimming pool, may be ok. Here you just simply stop by the restaurant or bar. With the package price starting from IDR 50K, you can enjoy the swimming pool as much. The package is also included with consume, plus there is also free internet access. Is it really fun to enjoy the swimming pool without staying? Can be take great photos but do not need to spend deeply. So, vacation later do not hesitate to stop by j4 hotels Legian. B N (BTN/r)

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I Made Sudana:

Cooperation of Hotel Management and Community in Sanur Runs Well Relationship of the hotel management with the surrounding community in Sanur area has been running for a long time. Moreover, it can be said to closely run after the presence of Green Hotel program from the Denpasar municipality for hotels in Denpasar and Sanur in particular. “The cooperation between the hotel management and the people of Sanur Kaja in particular is very good,” said headman of Sanur Kaja, I Made Sudana.

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or instance, it has a commitment t o m a i n t a i n i n g cleanliness as a priority. As a tourist destination, it sells cleanliness so that tourists remain to feel safe and comfortable when spending holidays i n

Sanur. “Sanur Kaja has a Depo Cemara, an organic waste disposal located on Jalan Tukad Nyali I. So, we have managed the community’s waste, in the form of self-management including the garbage of the beach, hotels and

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restaurants,” he said. To maintain the cleanliness of Sanur Beach, the hotels and the community work hand in hand to keep the beach clean from garbage. The arrangement includes the preparation of dust bin so that in the morning starts at 05:00, there is no longer garbage on the beach. After combing the beach area, it i s

then targeting the community. “The community will not put on the trash in front of their house compound, but in their home, so the road remains clean,” said the man born May 13, 1963. In the waste management, I

Sanur Beach Made Sudana said there seems a chain of mutual support. Depo Cemara receives garbage from the public, hotels and restaurants. Having been collected, it is then sorted by taking advantage of Karang Taruna (village youth club) that processes it into compost. It includes the debris of three trimming. After that, the hotels take the compost for their plants, so it becomes fertile and free from chemicals. Each sack of compost is usually purchased at IDR 25,000 - IDR 30,000.

Large hotels in the Sanur area also apply green house, so they have a green area with a variety of rare plants. They consist of herbal and ceremonial plants having been echoed early on. Hence, the hotels have various types of plants completed with their name. “In addition to preserving rare plants, the existence of such plants also becomes an attraction, so that guests want to come repeatedly,” said this former manager of Sunrise Beach and Secretary of the Sanur Development Foundation.

If the people of Sanur need fruits or ceremonial ingredients, they can pick in the hotel area, like ivory coconut for ceremonial means. Similarly, when hotels require ritual paraphernalia they will ask to local communities to prepare it. Thus, there is a mutually beneficial cooperation. “The green hotel program that emphasizes the local wisdom can strengthen the identity of the people of Sanur,” said Chief of Sindu Market. B N (BTN/bud)

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or caring to fellows, Flash Charity Bali held a bazaar on Sunday (Mar. 4) at The Stones-Legian Bali. The bazaar entitled ‘Spring Charity Bazaar’ sells 100 seats where per seat is sold for IDR 300,000. “The result will be donated to disadvantaged society as well as free medical treatment in Bali,” said Melly St. Ange, the Event Organizer of the Flash Charity Bali community, in the media gathering at Amnaya Resort Kuta on Thursday (Mar. 1). Melly said the results of this bazaar will be used to support Maternal and Child Health Clinic of the Rama Sesana Foundation led by I Luh Putu Upadisari. The foundation is dedicated to serve healthcare needs of women seeking livelihood in the economic activities of traditional markets in

Bali. The humanitarian activities conducted by the Flash Charity Bali community consisting of housewives. “Many people are still asking for seat but we limit to 100 seats only,” she added. I Luh Putu Upadisari familiarly called Sari explained that Rama Sesana Foundation has been involved in charity activities especially in helping reproductive sexual treatment for housewives at Badung Market before experiencing a disaster. “We have a place of practice or clinic in the Kumbasari Market, formerly the Badung Market. We are concerned with the health of housewives because they are most vulnerable to HIV and cancer transmission. Our holidays are taken advantage to provide counseling and medical treatment,” said Sari. B N (BTN/015)


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Citadines Beach Kuta Hotel

Desamuda Village Celebrates 19th Anniversary with Togetherness

Holds ‘The Oxtail Soup’ Testing

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esamuda Village celebrated its 19th anniversary with togetherness and familial atmosphere. Staff, employees, the owners and invitees mingled intimately and interacted one other. “Desamuda Village has a fairly mature age, but it is not too late to keep growing. Hopefully, Desa-

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muda Village is getting more advanced,” said General Manager, Bayu P. Hermani, amid the celebration on Thursday (Mar. 8). Bayu said that anniversary celebration of Desamuda Village indeed always creates a family atmosphere. Apart from big family of Desamuda

Easter Break in the Heart of Kuta

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As usual, before selling new menus, the Citadines Kuta Beach Hotel will hold a food testing. This aims to determine the response of customers to the taste of the menus to be offered in the Beras Restaurant. “We invite each department head to taste the menus. After that, they will provide input for the refinement of the menus so they can be immediately sold to guests,” said Mahmud Krismayanti, Marcomm Executive of Citadines Kuta Beach Bali. ail soup poses a signature dish offered by the Beras Asian Eatery Restaurant. In addition to spice herbs best favored by local people, according to Chef Toni, his blend also becomes an idol to foreign guests. “To get testimonies, we invite all department heads to provide their input, so the menus will really become delicious,” he added. Chef Ahmad Sultoni said the oxtail soup is the mainstay menu. With different cooking techniques, this chef who is proficient in traditional and Western cuisine really understands about the texture of the basic ingredients to be processed. Spices including pepper, cloves, and onions are processed in such a way to result in a distinctive flavor. Meat and gravy are blended well. The texture of meat also feels soft and tender. “We always use natural ingredients when cooking, and never use additives,” he said. When preparing the menus,

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the composition of ingredients is always carefully considered. For example, sugar, salt and pepper must be balanced, so as to produce the proper taste. Similarly, to color the menus he always utilizes organ-

ic ingredients. “We use pepper to make the soup look blackish brown, not soy sauce,” he said. Onions are pan-fried and then put into the gravy and finally filtered. Meat ingredient is taken near the body so that it has larger circle. The meat is then boiled for about 2.5 hours. If the water has boiled, let it be with small fire. Thus, the meat’s taste becomes very strong. Texture of the meat will be the same and have a tender flavor. “Wait until the water boils first. Put the meat into the water, so the meat will not feel fishy,” said Chef Ahmad Sultoni. He added that within the past three months, there are around ten menus to have been tested and the most popular is this oxtail soup. Have a nice testing and bon appétit! B N (BTN/015)

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n elegant hideaway with a magnificent Indian Ocean view, The ANVAYA Beach Resort Bali offers an enticing Easter Package for a long weekend family getaway. Be pampered with sparkling sands and a range of beach activities that kids can

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Village, the event was also attended by partners such as suppliers, hotel guests and the media. “We are very grateful that Desamuda Village in the 19th year has been more mature. At the same time, this event also serves as a medium to maintain relationship among the staff and partners,” he added. Peak of the celebration was filled with rice cone cutting by Mr. Robert Sih Inkie and Mrs. Moonlin witnessed by the owners and other board of directors such as Mrs. Liman Subroto, Mr. Sumaryanto M, Mrs. Catherine M, and Narendra M. On that occasion, the rice cone cutting was also carried out by Mrs. Loma Gravenner who happened to celebrate her birthday that day. More interestingly, the event was enlivened with art performances dedicated by staff with the concept from the staff and for staff. Such happy night was filled with door prize drawing with the gift of gold. The celebration was then closed with social gathering with special menus prepared by Desamuda Village located at Jalan Raya Basangkasa No.30A, Seminyak, Kuta. B N (BTN/015)

WISS-Belhotel International in Bali simultaneously held a photo campaign on social media using the #IAMINBALINOW tag. The campaign featuring positive news about Bali was carried out by nine hotels and resorts managed by this global hotel company in Bali. “It is intended to continuously promote the Island of Bali as a quiet and safe tourist destination,” said Teddy Manangka, Regional Manager - PR & Promotions of Swiss-Belhotel International for Bali, recently. This campaign, explained Teddy, is intended to invite each guest to take part by taking pictures in the photo booth having been provided and specifically designed, so that the photo can be disseminated through social media by using #IAMINBALINOW tag. “Every guest having photographed can immediately spread positive news to their relatives, family and friends that Bali is a beautiful region and remains open to tourists,” he added. This indicated that all the hotels managed by Swiss-Belhotel Interna-

tional in Bali are in safe and secure location. Guests can stay and enjoy the best facilities and services. “Swiss-

Belhotel International provides special offers namely a 50-percent discount for the second room after booking at least one room at any hotel and resort in Bali. This offer includes breakfast and free Wi-Fi internet access,” he

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unung Agung (Great Mountain) is the highest mountain in Bali and is also very religiously and culturally important for Balinese Hindus. It is believe that Mt. Agung is a replica of Holy Mount Meru (Mahameru) – the central axis of the universe. Despite its wide crater, Gunung Agung appears to be conical from a distance. When the weather allows for it, Balinese Hindus will sometimes climb along a narrow path though the jungle to the summit of Mt. Agung to make offerings to the mountain deities. The most important temple in Bali –Pura Besakih, known as ‘the Mother Temple’ is located on the slopes of Mount Agung and all Balinese Hindus come to pray at and/or get holy water from at this temple at some point in their life. This active volcano with a deep and wide crater last erupted in 1963-64 but still occasionally belches smoke and ash making areas around the mountain especially fertile. This great mountain also has a strong influence on the climate of the island in general and certainly on the surrounding area. Clouds coming from the west are trapped by Mt.Agung so areas west of the mountain are lush from the rain they receive, while areas to the east of the mountain are dry and barren. B N

Bali. “For families and couples, Easter is a wonderful time to spend together. For the kids, besides Egg Hunting, we also provide drawing and face painting activities with live accoustic band and magician for entertaiment during our international buffet-style Easter Family Brunchon 1st April 2018.” said Agus Ardana, Director of Food and Beverage at The ANVAYA Beach Resort Bali. Explore more between the dazzling beach and pristine gardens of The ANVAYA Beach Resort Bali during your stay with your loved ones. Our Easter Package is available or valid for 31st March 2018 to 2nd April 2018. A myriad of leisure and recreational facilities are available from the Kids Club & Gymto the barefoot sanctuary of Sakanti Spa. Allow us to craft a wonderful getaway on the Island of the Gods this Easter and create the most unforgettable experiences during your luxury stay with us. For reservations please email us at info@theanvayabali.com or call us at (+62361) 759991. B N

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said. Senior VP of Operations & Development for Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam, Emmanuel Guillard, said the concept behind the campaign program in Bali is very important for hoteliers that have a big role in the hotel market in Bali. This is meant to support Bali especially with the media coverage and its influence on tourists regarding the situation of Mount Agung. “We are trying to show off to the world that Bali remains to have the charm,” he said. The campaign event at SwissBelhotel Rainforest Kuta early February was attended by SwissBelhotel International officials in Bali. At that time, General Manager of Swiss-Belhotel Rainforest Kuta, Teezar Mirza, as the host was supported by the General Manager of Swiss-Belresort Watu Jimbar, Swiss-Belresort Pecatu, Swiss-Belhotel Petitenget, SwissBelhotel Tuban, Swiss-Belhotel Segara Nusa Dua, Swiss-Belinn Legian, Swiss-Belexpress Kuta as well as Zest Hotel Legian. B N (BTN/015)

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Pastika Gives Appreciation

Bali Selected as International Arbitration and Mediation Center overnor of Bali, Made Mangku Pastika, welcomed the establishment of the International Arbitration and Mediation Center in Bali. Existence of this institution, according to him, is a trust for Bali as the right place to resolve problem and reach an agreement. He conveyed this when received the board of the Bali International Mediation and Arbitration Center (BIMAC) in his office, on Thursday (Mar. 15). He said that Bali has gained a lot of trust to host international conferences and international organizations. According to him, this is a form of international trust to Bali. “Based on experience, vibration, comfort and security,

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the Island of Bali is suitable to resolve problems and make decisions,” said Pastika. He hoped the existence of this arbitration center and international mediation will make the image of Bali in the international eyes improve. BIMAC President, Naz Juman Gulinazaer, said the selection of Bali as a place to resolve problems of arbitration and mediation is an agreement of the founders coming from various countries. Definitely, he hoped, the government gives its support to the existence of this organization. According to him, BIMAC has a tagline that reads ‘Find Resolution and Paradise.’ “There are many international arbitrators getting interested to join us but we have

to do the selection to get the best,” he said. One of the founders of the BIMAC, Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Rahmadi Supancana, said the birth of the BIMAC is the idea of ​​several international arbitrators based in Germany, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Indonesia. According to him, BIMAC will focus on resolving international law disputes. Present on that occasion were the founder of BIMAC who is also the academician of Udayana University, Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Wyasa Putra, Head of the Bali Tourism Office, Head of Legal Bureau of Bali Province and Head of Bureau of Public Relations and Protocol of Bali Regional Secretariat. (BTN/hms)

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Kamasan Painting Comes with a Message of Life

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ighlight Bartending Competition 2018 is the first competition in Indonesia held in Bali. It will apply

a scoring with the system combining the offline score and the score of the digital element. “The event is expected to feature the figure

of bartender / celebrity artist in which they will be able to introduce the bartending profession,” said Maranata Wau, chairman of the committee, in a press conference last week. Video of bartenders will be competed in social media and the judgments are made by viewers by giving like and share. The shooting took place at the WET Ultra Lounge Legian on March 10, 2018. “At the time of shooting, the performance of each participant is assessed by the judges from professional bartending practitioners and the results will be accumulated with the result of voting from social media audience,” he said. Twenty participants will be selected as the young talent in the bartending world in Bali, which will be divided into two catego-

ries namely Flair Bartender and Mixology bartender. Three female participants became special attraction in this competition. “Hopefully, the public or netizen will become the jury panel for the appearance of each participant,” he said. Technically, he added that the assessment is by giving like, share videos and comments on every video that uploaded into social media by The Bar Times (Instagram, Facebook and YouTube) on April 10, 2018. Results of the voting will be closed on May 20, 2018, and the winners will be announced on May 12, 2018 at WET Ultra Lounge (BTN/015) Legian.

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amasan painting has been familiar in the ears of Balinese people. This artwork has long been a wealth of Klungkung district. Apart from its

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s an expression of gratitude for having done tapa brata penyepian (abstinences), the day after the Nyepi or Ngembak Geni, was filled with Majelangu Market by Tuban customary village, Sunday (Mar. 18). Located along the Tuban roadway, the Majelangu Market was graced with various activities and merchant booths, where H Sovereign Bali annually participated to enliven the Majelangu Market resumed with emed-emedan (tugof-war) tradition. Majelangu Market is held as a form of open house between residents in the surrounding area of Tuban customary village and this time has entered the fourth year.

activities. There are also galleries where a number of works created by the artists have been displayed since several years ago. It applies classic colors of red and brownish

philosophical values. His work is combined with religious elements or teachings quoted from the palm-leaf manuscripts. “We must understand the meaning, not just some scratches,” he said. Another painter, Kadek Natha, explained that in harmony with the development of times, Kamasan paint coloring began to use acrylic because natural materials are increasingly difficult to obtain. However, the classic impression never fades. It remains to looks sharp and has divine inspiration. “Pere is one of natural dyes, a kind of stone obtained from Sakenan. Its color is yellowish brown, but now many painters have switched from this color,” he explained. Profession as painter has been pursued since he was in elementary school. His works have been widely sold. The price is fantastic and comparable to the complexity. “There is a painting sold for IDR 9 million, even more. The cheaper is also available,” he said. His paintings are no longer just scratched on canvas, but many of them have been used as hotel room ornaments. “Many hotels ask me to paint in classical style,” said Na(BTN/kmb) tha.

Badung Does Tourism Promotion in Germany adung district is increasingly vigorous to do tourism promotion overseas. The event for the umpteenth time was held in Berlin, Germany, on March 7-14. This year’s promotion team departing to Berlin included the industry players like the entrepreneurs or leaders of starrated hotels, travel agencies and the airlines. This sales mission group was headed by the Head of the Badung Tourism Office, I Made Badra, Head of the Regional Tourism Promotion Board (BPPD) of Badung Chapter, IGN Rai Suryawijaya, with Dr. Ni Made Eka Mahadewi and Herdy Sayoga. It also involved the association leaders such as

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classical appearance, this painting is rich in puppet and animal stories. It is really meaningful. At Kamasan village can be found many centers of the painting

perfectly combined. Some paintings offer a jungle feel following a pre-established pattern. They look very lively and beautiful to look at. The work is not just an expression of the art but there is a message of life. What is scratched is not a common thing. It presents a series of pictures depicting a number of characters contained in the story. One of the themes is heroic attractions on the battlefield. It’s like giving a moral message. It is adopted from various stories, such as Mahabharata and Ramayana epic. Occasionally, the artists also express his idea inspired by animal or tantric tales. The painter Mangku Muriati Mura said that in the midst of the art development, the appearance of other paintings is very possible. Nevertheless, he does not get dissolved in that situation. His great desire to maintain the art is believed to have emerged since the kingdom era that will not fade over the times. The norms are not neglected. Everything is still followed. “We still preserve them all,” he said, not long ago. This painting is not solely concerned with aesthetics but more than it, where it also offers strong

Majelangu Market activity was mostly filled by merchant booths owned by residents of the Tuban customary village. Approximately, there were seventy booths participating in the event and they sold a variety of products of local small and medium enterprises to international businesses jointly enlivened this annual event. Associated with the emedemedan tradition, in the past this activity was carried out in front of the Desa Temple of Tuban under the banyan tree by using roots of the banyan tree. Today, the emedemedan tradition takes advantage of rope. This tradition signifies to tighten the sense of togetherness and kinship as well as to have fun (BTN/014) together.

the Chairman of Indonesia Tour Guides Association (HPI), I Nyoman Nuarta, Chairman of the Society of Indonesia Professional Convention Organizer (SIPCO) of Bali Chapter, Juarez R. Putra, Chairman of Bali Wedding Association, Dion Satvika and Chairman of the Indonesian Golf Association, Agung Kresnajaya. Participating industry in the group included the Bagus Retreat Resort, Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel, Double Six Luxury Hotel Seminyak, Puri Bagus Villa Resort, Payogan Hotel, Samaya Resort, Hotel Seminyak Beach Resort and Spa, Karma Resort Hotel, Lawalon Hotel and supporting sponsorship voucher from Bali

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Golf Association as well as the Indonesia Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) of Badung Chapter members. According to Made Badra, Berlin and Munich have been chosen as the right place for promotion as both cities are the main and the most famous and becoming top cities in Germany. Surely, it is expected there are significant transactions. He said the German tourist visit to Bali in 2017 was ranked eighth after China, Australia, India, Japan, England, America and France. The number of German tourist arrivals in 2017 amounted to 177,184 people, an increase of 15.11 percent from the previous year which amounted to 153,925 people. The Badung promotion team has conducted Sales Mission program through the meeting of sellers and the buyers in the morning (breakfast meeting) at Bristol Berlin hotel and the resumed with the meeting with the wholesaler at the ITB (Internationale Tourismus Börse) Berlin. This event was directly attended by CEO of Singapore Airline’s agent in Berlin and the policy makers in the company. Hopefully, the promotion can provide something like ‘reminder machine’ to travel businesses in Europe, especially Germany, to always send their citizens to travel to Badung, Bali. At the ITB Berlin, Badung

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tourism promotion team met the Marketing Development Deputy II, Nia Niscaya, and MICE wholesaler that will carry out their agenda in Indonesia, especially in Badung, Bali. The result of this meeting is expected to get the MICE tourist visit to Badung, Bali, apart from the leisure market share that has become the main part of European tourist destination. On the other hand, the sellers from Badung district (Bali) still dominated the participation in the world travel trade fair of the ITB Berlin. Of the 126 sellers with the booths provided, 75 participants are from Badung, Bali. This world market event is a regular activity of the tourism industry of Badung held every year in Germany. After having organized two breakfast meeting agendas in Bris-

tol and the ITB Berlin, the next agenda was inviting representative business partners from Singapore Airlines, Thomas Stephane Stauner, in Munich. The discussion was expected to generate direct flight cooperation plan from Munich to Bali on a continuous basis so that the target of tourist arrivals of German market share could be met. Other promotional agenda was carried out at the Pullman Hotel Munich. The event in the form of dinner meeting received a very festive reception. It was also attended by Sales Manager of Singapore Airlines (SQ) for Germany and Eastern Europe, Thomas Russenburg, who enthusiastically gave free ticket sponsorship as SQ Premium Economy grand prizes from Munich to Bali. (BTN/kmb)


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PPKIP Jaya Wisata Confers Diploma to 34 Students, All Graduates Have Been Working

py moment for four times. “I am proud of the PPKIP that is capable of yielding a reliable workforce as well as helping the placement.

They’ve got two certificates, so they are ready to enter the job market and face the AEC,” he said. BTN (BTN/015)

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graduating in this second batch have been working,” he said. Students who have graduated, explained Suanaya, are given the emphasis to continuously increase their capability. They practice or work directly to increase to higher level of knowledge or to become competent. “This should be kept so as not to disappoint the users mainly the hospitality industry. If wishing to be guaranteed by the industry, they must enhance their competence so that they can build a better career,” he hoped. Nowadays, all the graduates have been working in the field of industry, so they are equipped with a certificate of competence. In addition, the cooperation of PPKIP with hotels is no longer just for training, but they have been directly appointed as staff. Moreover, the graduates having increased their knowledge of training and provide the same level of competence are

entrusted to be an instructor. “PPKIP has developed and provided education in accordance with the curriculum and refers to the standards of the ASEAN Economic Community (MEA),” he added. In the lecturers, explained Suanaya, the PPKIP refers to the competency program where 40 percent is given to learn theory and about 60 percent of practice. Especially for students passing as the best graduates and achieved outstanding performance are also awarded. The first, second and third best graduates are respectively Ni Kadek Megi (GPA: 3.73), Ni Ketut Ayu Windriani (GPA: 3.69) and I Gusti Ngurah Bagus Saskara (GPA: 3.67). Head of the Denpasar Manpower and Competency Certification, IGA Rai Anom Suradi, admitted to be proud as he can attend the PPKIP graduation ceremony. So far, he has attended such hap-

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PHM Sales & Marketing Conference 2018

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ntire team of sales and marketing group of PHM Hospitality from all regions in Indonesia held its 2018 conference in Bali. Featuring the theme ‘Embracing the Digital World,’ it makes preparation for the digital era lasting for four days (Mar. 1215). “This meeting is special, so it is filled with various activities,” said Putri Andarikma, from Fon-

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tana Hotel Bali, a PHM Collection, at The Haven Bali Berawa, Wednesday (Mar. 14). This conference serves as an arena to establish relationships and exchange information in order to improve the quality of human resources. Thus, it can continuously increase the number of tourist visits. The first and second day were filled with workshops related to

hotels and tourism and then closed with rafting adventure activities in the Ayung River. “At night, we held a gala dinner at The Haven Bali Berawa,” said Putri. The conference event was also filled with award conferment for the 2017 Sales & Marketing Award winners. For Sales Leader of the year 2017 category was achieved by Henny Afrina from The 1O1 Palembang Rajawali; E-commerce of the Year 2017 category was achieved by Eka Triawan from The Haven Bali Berawa; Marketing & Communication of the Year 2017 category was achieved by Putri Andarikma from Fontana Hotel Bali, a PHM Collection, Sales of the year 2017 category was achieved by Dimas Hapiz dari THE 1O1 Bogor Suryakancana; and Special Recognition of the Year 2017 category was achieved by Putri Wulandari from The BnB Jakarta Kelapa Gading. BTN (BTN/015)

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Gde Palgunadi palgunadigde@yahoo.com n the past, when Ngurah Rai Airport was first closed during Nyepi Day, there were many pros and cons of the public. The pros, of course, reasoned that it should be done to respect the substance of the feast day itself and respect the Hindus who carried it out. As for the cons, they argued that such closure would have a negative impact on tourists. They were feared not to come to Bali again. Revenue would decrease and hotel room was empty. Surely, there were many other reasons related to economic aspects. What happened then? Airport remained to be closed. Initially, there were few complaints but more precisely, they actually needed explanations. Tourism businesspeople who used to go up against the closure ultimately realized that their worries were excessive. Tourists still came to Bali and enjoyed more. Everything went as usual. There was mutual respect and appreciation. Similar conditions also occurred when TV stations

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where their product will be promoted through BNB Mate. This vendor will be given access code and password to update their products via intranet. Made Badra appreciated to the visit of Ms. Judith, and is ready to forge further cooperation for BNB Mate development. He also scheduled a promotion to Hungary to bring in more Hungarian tourists to Bali. “We are ready to support this plan and ready to do promotion to Hungary with the ambassador in the near future,” said Made Badra. Rai Suryawijaya who is also Chairman of the Regional Tourism Promotion Board (BPPD) of Badung Chapter is ready to facilitate the Hungarian government’s cooperation with the Badung district government. This is to increase the visit of Hungarian tourists to Bali as well as other cooperation benefiting both parties. The visit was filled with the presentation of BNB Mate and discussions with the industry related to BNB Mate platform model. This form of cooperation will be made into the signatory of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Business people from Hungary who attended the meeting included Mr. Bence Schmatovich - CEO of

Threenovation accompanied by Hawley-Partner Threenovation, Ms. Lilla Karsay - Chief Representative Office Indonesia, Hungarian National Trading House. Meanwhile, the Head of the Badung Tourism Office was accompanied by Deputy 1 of Badung Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) Ketut

Wiranata, accompanied by I Gusti Agung Bagus Surya Wibawa, Chairman of Bali Villa Association Gede Ricky Sukarta, Deputy Chairman 1 of IHGMA Bali I Made Ramia Adnyana, and members of BPPD Badung Kompyang Aya and Executive Director of PHRI Badung Mangku Sulasa Jaya and staff. B N (BTN/015)

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Nyepi Day without Internet were requested to stop broadcasting during the Nyepi Day. There was protest and finally it could be understood. The last is the disconnection of internet services. Although not all providers met the appeal to stop its services, there remain many pros and cons. It is understandable. Similarly, it happened when the airport was first closed for a whole day. Well, it’s just a day or 24 hours! As the day passed, Hindu society could perform its worship well related to the Nyepi feast day where it was the first without internet service. Everything is fine. It is not as gruesome as what some societies have previously protested against the policy. Instead, the government agreed, while the internet services still work for vital object services. Nyepi celebration took place very solemnly. There were no significant obstacles starting from the series of melasti procession to pengerupukan accompanied with ogoh-ogoh (papier mâché demon) parade that was very attractive to tourists and so was the Nyepi without internet. What can be drawn from this atmosphere? We are too easy to complain, protest and have negative prejudice and so forth. Actually, it is meant to implement religious teachings in this digital era. Self-control is absolutely essential to suppress unfavorable and excessive feelings. We too much deify tourism with the lure of economic fortunes. We should be able to slow down our desire and the will of others. It is also for the goodness of Bali, the island we very much love and respect. If we do not respect, who else will do it? B N

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facilities in simplified Mandarin, as well as providing assistance in spoken Mandarin. Hotels must also enable guests to settle their bill using Union Pay. Other requirements include serving Chinese dishes for breakfast, such as congee and steamed buns, providing a kettle and complimentary tea in every room, as well as free Wi-Fi. Each property must also achieve a guest rating above 3.8 on the Ctrip platform. Thanks to the commendation, Swiss-Belhotel International properties in Indonesia will now be filtered on Ctrip search pages and included in CPH results. Specially

designed online icons highlighting stays with outstanding facilities and services for Chinese guests will distinguish selected properties from other hotels. Each awarded hotel can also display a certificate to show its qualification as part of the CPH programme. Mr Gavin M Faull, Chairman and CEO of Swiss-Belhotel International is clear about the importance of accommodating Chinese guests in Indonesia as part of the brand’s growth strategy. “By 2019, close to half of all visitors to Indonesia are predicted to arrive from China, so its vital that we not only embrace the culture and customs of the destinations where we have a presence, but also take a wider, international approach and remain conscious of where our guests are coming from,” he said. The Swiss-Belhotel International properties selected for the CPH program were Hotel Ciputra Jakarta, Swiss-Belhotel Airport, Jakarta, Swiss-Belhotel Harbour Bay, SwissBelhotel Mangga Besar, Jakarta, Swiss-Belinn Airport, Jakarta, Jakarta, Swiss-Inn Batam, SwissBelinn Manyar, Surabaya and Bali properties include Swiss-Belhotel Petitenget, Swiss-Belinn Legian, Swiss-Belhotel Tuban and SwissBelhotel Rainforest, Kuta. B N (BTN/r)

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Zest Hotel Legian Offers ‘Breakfast of the Day’ Zest Hotel Legian presents a new concept at the beginning of 2018. In order to give priority o the satisfaction of hotel guests staying at Zest Hotel Legian, it offers the ‘Breakfast of the Day’ concept with a variety of menus alternately. The menus are presented by Jaen Bar & Kitchen located on the ground floor of this two-star hotel, precisely at Jalan Werkudara No.525, Legian.

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atur customary village, Kintamani, continues to develop the potential of natural resources in the area of ​​Lake Batur into interesting place. After the Batur Natural Hot Spring and spiritual attractions of Tirta Pancoran Solas, currently Batur customary village presents a new recreation object that is not less interesting, namely the Seked Batur Water Park. The initiation ceremony, rishigana and official inauguration of Seked Batur Water Park was held on Wednesday (Mar. 14). The ceremony was attended by a number of invitees including subdistrict head, chief of subdistrict police and commander of military region of Kintamani, temple priests in Batur area, and headman of South Batur. The inauguration of Seked Batur Water

Park was marked with cutting ribbon by senior figures as well as village supervisory board of Jro Gede Batur Duwuran. President Director of Batur Village Enterprise, Wayan Absir, said the Seked Batur Water Park is presented as a choice of new tourist attraction or recreation for the community. The presence of this park is a development of several tourism business units previously established by Batur customary village such as the Batur Natural Hot Spring built in 2008, Seked Batur Restaurant (2010), Tirta Pancoran Solas (2017) and other tourism businesses. “Batur is the heart of Bali’s water civilization. The Batur region becomes an important node of Balinese civilization having orientation in water cycle. With the foundation of thinking and

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for in-house guest, we also provide a breakfast menu for guests that do not stay at Zest Hotel Legian. It is a breakfast package with the price of IDR 80,000 per person,” she said. According to Diah Suryandari, on the first day of launching the menu change at Jaen Bar & Kitchen, it ran very smoothly. Moreover, the

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ne of the descendants of Oka Palace of Kaja hamlet, Sesetan, I Gusti Ngurah Oka Putra, said the omedomedan tradition was started approximately in the seventeenth or eighteenth centuries originating from his ancestor (Batara Kompyang) denoting a senior figure of Sesetan village at that time. Ahead of Nyepi Day, his ancestor named Anak Agung Made Raka suffered a severe illness. “He was difficult to stand, let alone walk. He also forbade his citizens to visit him. However, when Nyepi arrived, residents of Kaja hamlet, Sesetan, were sad and disappointed because they were prohibited from visiting and serving him at that time. Amid the sadness and disappointment, they gathered and held tug-of-war known as omed-omedan. This is the embryo of the tradition,” said Oka Putra to Bali Post, not long ago. As a result of the incident, said this man familiarly addressed as Turah Bima, his ancestor who was sick became angry and ordered his family to take him to the front of royal palace. Perhaps, he

hotel manager also visited each guest’s table and interacted directly with them enjoying the breakfast menu. Hotel guests looked satisfied and happy with the new concept offered by Zest Hotel Legian. “We want to bring a change in Jaen Bar & Kitchen, so this can later become a distinctive feature of Jaen,” said Diah Suryandari. B N (BTN/015)

wanted to yell and chase away his servants as making commotion in front of the royal palace. However, when arriving at the front of royal palace, his sickness had completely gone. Immediately, he undid his intention to ban the crowds, even wanted to do in the contrary. Starting that day, the omed-omedan was held every year on Nyepi Day. At that time, people have not known the existence of catur brata penyepian (four abstinences) so that omed-omedan was still held on Nyepi Day. Oka Putra added that in line with the development of understanding on religion and interpretation of the Nyepi Day with the catur brata penyepian echoed by the government and Hindu Dharma Council of Indonesia (PHDI), the timing of the tradition was changed. Then, it was moved to the following day right on Ngembak Geni instead of on Nyepi Day. “This happened around the 1980s because in the past people were only abstaining from lighting fire on Nyepi,” he said. Over time, this tradition got negative assessment from outsiders. People judged the tradition of omed-omedan is

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Joyful atmosphere occurred when the omed-omedan tradition took place at Kaja hamlet, Sesetan, on Sunday (Mar. 18) synonymous with mass kissing. Due to being angry with the judgment, Ngurah Oka as the heir of the originator of the tradition had banned the implementation of the omed-omedan tradition around the 1984s. “I rejected the false accusation disparaging our residents. Friction of the young people in the omed-omedan may happen, but the point is not the kissing,” he said.

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Mount Batur traditional values, Batur village business is made and always oriented to the water as the property of deities of Batur,” he said. Absir explained that Seked Batur Water Park has advantages compared to other water parks in general, namely the water used is natural warm water coming from Mount Batur. In this tourist object, there are various facilities offered to visitors such as water rides and villas such as bamboo huts and wooden huts. There is also a meeting room facility at the

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Jaen Bar & Kitchen has 6 (six) special menus. “We are going to add other menu variation after

3 (three) months. Our team has disseminated this information through notices sent to all hotel guests staying in each room. Hopefully, all guests will be able to find out more about our latest menu changes,” said Hotel Manager, Diah Suryandari. Every guest staying at Zest Hotel Legian and wishing to have breakfast at Jaen Bar & Kitchen will get a different menu every day. By that way, guests staying in a long period will not get bored while on holiday in Bali. “In addition to ‘Breakfast of the Day’

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edge of the lake that can be used for various activities such as yoga. “With panoramic view of Mount Batur and Lake Batur, visitors will not get bored. The Seked Batur Water Park is expected to be acceptable to the public, and become an option to people getting saturated with routine activities in urban areas,” he explained. He added that in the future, the enterprise will also develop the Seked Batur Water Park by adding royal camping facilities. The facility will become superior

product in the Seked Batur Water Park. Meanwhile, Jro Gede Batur Duwuran said that Seked Batur Water Park is established on the land belonging to Batur customary village. He hoped the presence of Seked Batur Water Park having been ritually inaugurated can be accepted by local and foreign tourists. “Hopefully, the presence of Seked Batur Water Park can be a new recreation site for people wishing to have water recreation,” he said. B N (BTN/kmb)

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At that time, at the location of the omed-omedan tradition was posted the announcement if the omed-omedan was abolished. Despite the publication of such announcement, people and audiences kept coming and gathering to meet at the usual venue of the omed-omedan tradition. Surprisingly, there were actually two pigs fighting to be getting bloody and then disappeared somewhere. After such strange incident, I Gusti Ngurah Oka Putra along with hamlet leaders and community leaders deliberated at the venue to discuss the incident and analyzed what would happen after the incident. “Immediately, following the decision of the deliberation, the hamlet apparatuses summoned the youth club members of Kaja

hamlet, Sesetan, to prepare and carry out the omed-omedan tradition at that time as in previous years and would continue every year,” he said. According to Oka Putra, at first the tradition was directly coordinated by his family commenced with ngelawar at his royal palace. Later in the afternoon, the lawar food was given to the teenagers participating in the omed-omedan tradition. After three periods, the tradition was later taken over by sekaa taruna or customary village youth club until now. “In the past, the participants were not just teenagers, but also married people. Moreover, a couple was given a chance at the opening session. But today it is only carried out by sekaa taruna members,” he concluded. B N (ara)

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Susan Carol Midllebush Likes Majejahitan Activity

ajejahitan activity, the making of Balinese Hindustyle ritual paraphernalia, becomes a special attraction for tourists. For instance, Mrs. Susan Carol Midllebush, a tourist from the United States, is so curious to majehahitan. “This activity is very interesting. I do it to be able to better understand about Balinese

culture, not just hear it,” she said after making canang sari oblation at Asana Puri Maharani Hotel Bali, Tuesday (Mar. 20). Susan Carol said that learning to make ceremonial facilities is not only able to create a sense of pleasure and sincerity but also able to create a sense of peace. “I appreciate to Balinese custom of having

a majejahitan culture, praying and ritual activities that pray for nature with everything in it. Balinese people pray for the world including myself,” she said. This former English teacher for high school admitted to have come to Bali twice, and she is very happy. Balinese people are very diverse, yet live in mutual respect for each other. Tolerance is taken up, in addition to being friendly to tourists. “I’ve been roaming around the world, but this place is the most special, honest people are very good,” said the woman born on September 26, 1940. Every vacation to Bali, Susan Carol who has traveling hobby, always chooses Asana Puri Maharani Hotel Bali. Although she had time to explore beyond Bali, she still returned to this hotel. On that account, her first stay scheduled just for five days was then extended to become a month. “I love the place and the staff at this hotel. Now, I stay for 22 days only,” she said kindly. Associated with Asana Puri Maharani Hotel Bali participating in the dissemination of green hotel, she admitted to be happy and very much appreciated to the

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green hotel program applied by local government. “The hotel has a very nice garden, located away from highway, so it’s convenient. There is a green open space, natural animals, big shade trees, staff and employees regularly performing spiritual activities. In addition to energy efficiency, it’s very perfect program,” she added.

According to her, in America there are many states, but nothing is like Bali. There are a lot of trees and people love animals. In Bali, people conserve nature. “The green hotel program must be continued. In our country, it has been taught in schools. For example, turning off the faucet when brushing teeth and others,” she explained. (BTN/015)

indhu society in Bali will celebrate Tumpek Landep ceremony on Saturday, March 31. It is celebrated every Saniscara (Saturday) Kliwon Wuku Landep. The phrase Tumpek Landep is derived from the word tumpek meaning close and landep meaning sharp. So, in the philosophical context, Tumpek Landep poses a milestone of sharpening

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the citta, buddhi and manas (mind). Therefore, people always behave according to clarity of mind with the foundation of religious values. With a pure mind, devotees will be able to pick and choose what is good and bad. Tumpek Landepposes veneration to Lord Shiva Pasupati as the god of taksu or divine inspiration. So, after celebrating the Sarasvati Day as the coming down of science,

people invoke in order the science will be auspicious or gives sharpness of mind and heart. On the Tumpek Landep is also performed a cleansing and purification ritual to different ancestral heritages such as keris dagger, spears and so forth. Layman often considers it the anniversary of iron or metal. However, over the period, the meaning of Tumpek Landep increasingly deviates from the true meaning. Now, the community even tends to interpret the Tumpek Landep as a ceremony for motorcycles, cars and equipment made from the iron works. Indeed, this is very much distorted. It is okay to perform a ritual on Tumpek Landep to motorcycles, cars and working equipment, but do not forget the core of BTN/ist

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implementation of Tumpek Landep itself so that people always remember to sharpen their mind (manas), buddhi and citta. By doing so, people are expected to fight against ignorance, darkness and misery. Ritual of Tumpek Landep actually reminds people of always sharpening the mind so as to suppress the evil behavior within the self. In terms of the meaning of feast day, the ritual to motorcycles, cars or working equipment is more appropriately carried out on Tumpek Kuningan, namely as a thanksgiving for the facility gift of Supreme God. Hopefully, the facilities can help the activities and function well and safely. Tumpek Landep poses a milestone for introspection to improve the character pursuant to religious teachings. On Tumpek Landep, devotees should do worship in family shrine as well as in temple to invoke the

blessing of Lord Shiva Pasupati to be given the sharpness of mind so that we can become a useful person to society. It is also resumed with the cleaning and purification of the ancestral heritages. For the artists, Tumpek Landep is celebrated as a worship to invoke divine inspiration so the art becomes more developed, gains an appreciation from the community and ability to convey a moral and intellectual messages to educate people. Again, it is affirmed that Tumpek Landep is not ritual for motorcycles, cars, furniture or iron, but it is more about the awareness of always sharpening the mind for the welfare of mankind. It’s okay to give ritual to motorcycles, cars and so forth as a form of gratitude, but it is only the additional value. Do not let the celebration focuses on the added values, but forget the basic core of the celebration. (BTN/015)

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his temple is located at Sangsit village, Sawan subdistrict, approximately 8 km east of the town of Singaraja and about 500 meters to the road leading to the beach. The temple owned by local subak members of the village lies in the middle of the rice field of Sangsit village. Attraction of the temple is that nearly all parts of the temple are decorated by carving of Buleleng style in the shape of vines and floral motifs belonging to characteristic of North Bali. The Beji Temple is used to venerate Goddess Sri as the goddess associated with the agriculture in particular and is believed to be the Goddess who created the rice as a staple food. Neighborhood of the temple is also known as the neighborhood of Subak Temple for the area of Sangsit customary village, where the whole royal neighborhood is decorated with carving style as the mode of king of Buleleng in the form of propagating plants and floral motif characterizing the fifteenth century during the era of King of Majapahit. Entrance gates of the temple compound are decorated with two dragons as guardians of the temple. Buleleng Government Office: Pahlawan Street 1st Singaraja, Bali - Indonesia Ph. (0362) 21146, Email: humasbuleleng@yahoo.com, Website : www.bulelengkab.go.id


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Shares Experience through Novel ukma Awantari is her name. In daily life, this friendly and well mannered woman is a tourism worker who always gets involved with tourists. Having got involved in tourist services for more than 27 years, she has an idea to share various experiences while working at hotel. “I want to share my work experiences at hotel through a novel entitled Cinta di Sebuah Hotel (Love at a Hotel),” she said. This Training and Employee Development Manager for In-

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donesia Region said that at first she was rather confused whether making popular writing or some kind of textbook. However, some people who have published their works said that novel is mostly read. “So, I then decided to write a novel. By this way, I can share my experiences more broadly,” said this mother of four children. The novel entitled Cinta di Sebuah Hotel was designed modestly, but interesting with the dominant color of brown. Front cover shows a pair of teenagers against the background of a hotel and this book has 177 pages. “I write this novel while taking day off, so it does not interfere with my work. I have made careful planning before writing,” she said. This wife to Parwatha Wijaya explained that her novel tells about a beautiful and intelligent teenager named Gadis. She began her career in charge of cleaning guest rooms at a hotel located not far from Mount Agung. The success of her work is measured when guests are happy and return to stay at the same hotel. As a teenager, Gadis has a love story that in fact challenges her professionalism as a worker. “This is not a story

of its own, but arranging the stories into one and containing lessons about working at hotel guided by several theories. Similarly, it contains personal experience, but very ... very ... very little. It also carries the experience of other people that have been told to me,” she explained. Sukma Awantari said that her writing habit had been done since her childhood. Moreover, she regularly wrote children’s stories in Bali Post. Although his father was a professor in the Faculty of Letters (Cultural Sciences) major-

ing in Bahasa Indonesia, Udayana University, she learned to write by self-taught. “I once aspired to be a writer and speaker overseas,” said this former radio announcer. She wanted to tell stories. To get the writing materials, she should look for experiences. Therefore, she chose a hospitality study majoring in hotel administration so as she could study about all the hotel management. “I am still a radio announcer and working as freelance secretary of leadership at a hotel in Kuta, and completed college in the last semester,” she explained.

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She then became a secretary in personnel department, moved to sales department and still as secretary. After that, she was promoted to be Assistant Sales Manager, Sales Manager, Training Manager and Public Relation. Then, she moved to operation in charge at Front Office and then became a Villa Manager, Executive Housekeeper and now Training Manager and Employee Development in a world-class hotel with the task of teaching employees and guiding them to succeed in their work.

em Sakti, the adopted son of Raja Mengwi, Cokorda Sakti Blambangan, built Bukit Sari. Mengwi was once one of Bali’s major Kingdoms, nearby to Sangeh, only 18 km from Denpasar. At the beginning of the 17th century the royal family of Mengwi ruled over the area Blambangan to East Java Anak Agung Anglurah Made Karangasem Sakti had

from his childhood practiced “tapa rare” a kind of meditation wherein on the state of childhood. Thus he obtained the inspiration to build a temple in the nutmeg forest at Sangeh. To this day, the Bukit Sari temple remains as a testament to the duty and respect that the Royal Family of Mengwi pays to the Gods of Mount Agung.

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riendly Monkeys and huge nutmeg trees around the forest makes the holy Monkey Forest Sangeh much more attractive and more beautiful. The Holy Monkey Forest, Sangeh, and 14 hectares homogeneous Pala (nutmeg) forest, in habited by hundreds of tame monkeys. The trees cannot be found on any other part of Bali and their existence in this village remains a mystery. This is the biggest and the first monkey forest introduced as a tourism resort in Bali. The high Pala trees shade a mossy temple of Bukit Sari

amidst the forest. It is a Hindu temple heritage by Mengwi Kingdom, which was build, in the 17th century. Bukit Sari Temple In the Sangeh Monkey Forest, a protected grove of nutmeg trees where tribes of monkeys well as honored guests can be found a spacious temple known as Pura Bukit Sari Sangeh. This temple originally built by the royal family of Mengwi, and is now taken care of by the people from the village of Sangeh. According to history Anak Agung Anglurah Made Karangas-

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where they are filled up with the figures of Pandawa in the Mahabharata epic. This is the origin of the beach in Southern Bali named the Pandawa Beach. From the top of the hill, tourists can see the beautiful cobalt blue sea water. When coming into the coastal area, visitors will be greeted by a clean white sand and calm quiet atmosphere. A number of small huts belonging to local people are transformed into stall used to serve visitors. Besides, it is also provided with dozens of benches and umbrellas for visitors wishing to lie down while enjoying the beach atmosphere. A number of foreign visitors take advantage of the high waves

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rideful achievement returned to be reinscribed by Toya Devasya Natural Hot Spring and Ayurvedic Spa, Kintamani, in 2018. Definitely, this year Toya Devasya is awarded with The Most Highly Recommended Villa & Restaurant category in Customer Satisfaction of The Year 2018. This award was received by Villa Manager of Toya Devasya, Ni Nengah Kariani, at Bandara International Hotel, Tangerang, on Friday night (Feb. 23). Owner of the Toya Devasya, I Ketut Marjana, said that Toya Devasya does not only get the award at this time, but this is the fourth time awarded during the past two years. Marjana said the award is based on survey and assessment conducted by the Indonesia Development Achievement Foundation because Toya Devasya is considered to have succeeded in making rapid and fundamental changes to business management, product provision, service improvement and significant business facilities provision. “This is the fourth award in the past two years. Of course, this award is a reflection of the public appreciation to various improvements we have made so far, whether regarding services, products or facilities provided by Toya Devasya,” he said. With this award, the management has a great determination to continually make improvements in order to meet the wishes of visitors. Furthermore, he said, at this time his management has added facilities namely the coffee house with a specific arrangement in the preparation using wood and local bamboo. This indicates that it uses local products in the development. Workmanship of this facility has been completed and started to be functioned.

Marjana further said that addition of the coffee house will give its own icon to Toya Devasya because it presents Kintamani coffee having been already known to the world for the distinctive taste. Therefore, Toya Devasya will try to pioneer to present this Kintamani coffee which has not been presented specifically anywhere. (BTN/kmb)

on the beach for surfing, snorkeling, diving and others. There other activities available are such as canoeing and flying by windsurfing. Visitors can tray the massage and spa service managed by housewives of local village coalesced into the Family Empowerment and Prosperity (PKK). Then, visitors can also observe directly the activities of seaweed farmers at the Fisherman Village. After passing the entrance booth, visitor will pass the meandering path with high cliff wall on the right and left side. The sand is very soft because it is located in the east and you can enjoy the beautiful sunrise.

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offered by the white sandy beach known as the secret beach because it is hidden behind the hills. Local community supported by the government then took an initiative to open the access to Pandawa Beach by splitting the hills. On the sides of the cliff lie some caves

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Melasti at Tanah Lot

A Unique Moment Drawing Visitors’ Attention

anah Lot tourist attraction became the center of melasti (purificatory) ceremony ahead of Nyepi Day of Caka New Year 1940 falling on Saturday (Mar. 17). Melasti becomes a unique moment that drew the interest of tourists. When Beraban customary villagers carried out the melasti procession at Tanah Lot on Wednesday (Mar. 14), visiting tourists looked happy to witness such cultural activities. Convoy of people dressed in traditional attires upholding pratima (sanctified effigies) to Tanah Lot Beach became an interesting spectacle. All the pilgrims walked from Bale Agung Temple as a gathering place of all the sanctified effigies from all temples in the area of ​​Beraban customary village and headed for Tanah Lot Beach. The melasti procession involved hundreds of pilgrims from fifteen customary hamlets in Beraban customary village, so that it became vibrant and interesting. Pilgrims carrying sanctified the effigies and ritual paraphernalia dipped their feet into the waters as a symbol of sanctification so the implementation of Nyepi Day runs peacefully and quietly. The purification process targets two things, namely the macrocosm (universe) and microcosm (human self). “There are 44 temples at Beraban customary village. Each temple carried its pratima, so you can imagine the parade of Beraban pilgrims performing the melasti procession to Tanah Lot will be very crowded and festive,” said Operations Manager of Tanah Lot attraction, I Ketut Toya Adnyana. During the melasti procession of Beraban customary village took place, the road from the north of Beraban to the south heading for Tanah Lot was closed for a while until pemelastian entourage arrived on Tanah Lot Beach. All visitors who were at Tanah Lot could not leave Tanah Lot and vice versa for visitors wishing to go to Tanah Lot could not pass. Toya Adnyana added that his management has been anticipating visitors and traffic from the beginning related to the melasti procession. “We have informed this procession. So tourists wishing to watch it live will definitely stay and those pursued by time tour must leave the area earlier. Besides, we have anticipated traffic control arrangement with police authority, local pecalang or customary security guard and security so that the procession can run smoothly,” he explained. (BTN/015)

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Great Morinda Gravy Liked Best by Travelers to Legung. reat morinda gravy or rujak yeh tibah Preparation of the is a typical countryside delicacy, G especially farmer community gravy is very

in Tabanan. It is made based on a unique recipe and the preparation is very simple. All of the ingredients are natural and contain no preservatives. Formerly, the great morinda gravy was used as refreshment by farmers in the rice fields after harvest. They purchased or bartered it with their grain from itinerant fruit salad traders from one rice field to another. The traders peddled their delicacy by a container made from areca nut sheath and a dipper made from coconut shell with bamboo grip as a tool to measure. Now, this great morinda gravy is widely sold at sidewalks. Men Tari is one of the traders selling this gravy at Tunjuk village, Tabanan, who is very faithfully serving customers. In preparing the gravy, Men Tari blends the morinda gravy with young coconut and lime so that it can generate a very special flavor. Within a day, she can sell such gravy up to 30 liters. Even, on holidays her sale increases to 60 liters. A glass of the delicious gravy is sold for IDR 2,000. Aside from local community, this great morinda gravy is also favored by tourists traveling to Jatiluwih, Yeh Panes Penatahan, or

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simple. Firstly, ground the seasoning consisting of chili, tamarind, salt, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Having finely grounded, squeeze the great morinda by hand and then mix it with seasoning. Afterward, prepare the young coconut water. While the flesh of young coconut is cut into small pieces and mixed together. The great morinda that has been mixed with seasoning is then put into the water of young coconut and stir evenly. Then, please add some salt or to taste. Ultimately, it is now (BTN/015) ready to serve.

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alinese people have a treasure of traditional cakes with tasty and unique flavor. The aroma always tempts us so as to give it a try. One of them is jaja bantal offering sticky and chewy flavor. Balinese people like best this cake, but should not eat too much because it can result in illness. Understandably, the main ingredient is white sticky rice that can generate excessive heat inside. In the Balinese language, jaje means ‘cake’ that may refer to the

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shape resembling a small pillow, so that it is called jaje bantal. Other than functioned as refreshment, this cake is also obligatory in the ritual of picking up the bride by the bridegroom known as Ngabe Tipat Bantal. When picking-up the groom, it is attended by family members as well as customary and administrative village apparatus. Nevertheless, this cake has become a snack very easily obtained. Stalls in rural area, school canteens, traditional markets and pastry shops are serving this cake.

Moreover, it is also available at various hotels in the area of Sanur, Nusa Dua, Kuta and other areas in Bali offered in their dessert menu. This cake is classified into ecofriendly because it uses many natural materials such as young coconut leaf as wrapper, bamboo pin as well as the locking strap made of bamboo rope. This cake applies natural sweetener, not artificial. Inside it is filled with banana or mix with red beans, so that it offers a different taste. The ingredients required include white sticky rice, grated coconut, small sliced banana, red beans, sugar and salt. The preparation: first of all, soak the white sticky rice for approximately an hour, and then steam half-done. Then, take out and mix the white sticky rice with grated coconut, red beans, sugar and salt to taste. Stir well and evenly. Previously, prepare the wrapping of young coconut leaf by making a circle like a pillow. Then, put white sticky rice into the wrapper and stuff with sliced banana and wrap. Tie with a rope and then boil to cook for approximately an hour. Ultimately, take out and cool down. Now, it is ready to (BTN/015) be served. BTN/bud

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Bindu River Becomes Centers for Water Attraction and Culinary Tourism

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nna Sindhu Beach Hotel & Resort is set on wide stretch of white sandy beach of Sanur with calm blue waters of the sea. well known not only for it’s prime location, but also for it’s lush landscaped tropical garden. Conveniently located facing the beauty of white sandy beach of Sindhu Sanur, where the glorious

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of sunrise setting in doorstep. Provides easy access to discover the whole beauty of Bali, near from, beach markets, gift shops, nightlife and tourist sport activities are in walking distance. Combining exceptional service and attention to details, Inna Sindhu Beach Hotel & Resort offers well appointed 61 guestrooms which furnished with arrange of international standard amenities with 4 type of room (junior suite renovated, junior suite bungalow, junior suite building, bungalow and deluxe) and featuring 3 meeting rooms and 1 ballroom which accommodate 20 to 250 guests in theatre style, This establishment ideal to host meetings, workshop, and social events. Attribute by a swimming pool for adult and kid, restaurant, bar, 24-hour room service, and also we have a big garden which comfortable for parties, wedding, and oth-

er banquet activities and outbound. Our Matahari Restaurant is located direct on the beach, very nice and comfortable location with capacity for 100 seats, open 24 hours for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In 2018, we offer special price for wedding package, only start from IDR. 150.000,- nett/pax. In order to increase the sales of wedding in 2018, we offer special price for the wedding package that is only start from IDR. 150.000,nett/pax . Wedding package benefits; wedding venue (beach view or garden), decoration, sound system, welcome drink and buffet dinner, photo booth, complimentary room, and many more. So, we suggest that anyone who interested to have this package, kindly book and make your reservation soon.” said I.B. Alit Suka, General Manager, Inna Sindhu Beach Hotel & Resort. B N (BTN/014)

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Sounds of rushing water accompany visitors’ playing activities. Sometimes they run, suddenly dive and then immediately appear to attack their companion with gunfire each other using water as the weapon. Some others jump merrily from riverside. The others are freely swimming, without using any style as in the swimming contest. Some take advantage of rubber tires like the tubing game becoming a trend. t is the atmosphere of daily life in Bindu River at Kesiman village, East Denpasar subdistrict. Formerly, the river was dirty and unkempt, but it has been transformed into a tourist attraction. So, do not be surprised if Bindu River is now thronged by many visitors. They are not only urban children playing with water, but also people from outside the region and even foreign tourists enjoying the city atmosphere. To get to Bindu River, visitors can pass Gang Sardula through Jalan Turi Denpasar. The alley can only be passed by motorcycle, and then parked in front of the temple. Come down the concrete stairs. The river offers quite cool atmosphere. Such green open space has many different types of local plants

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up to a variety of flowers that can create a sense of peace. Dam of Bindu River formerly being mute has now looked so beautiful. All leaves look fresh and green, sometimes are moving and waving in the wind. Sound of birds and other animals overlap with the joyful sound of dozens of children jumping into the wa-

ter. The atmosphere looks like the old days, where children are very close to nature of the environment. It is really fun. On top of the southern end, it has been prepared for people wishing to relax. Under the big trees there is a large wooden seating area. This is usually used by parents for chatting. Meanwhile, pupils or students will make use of it to accomplish their school assignments, study in groups or prepare their examination test. Few teenagers in particular take advantage of it for dating. Across the river, there is a sports arena and a gym. This facility is commonly used by people in the morning as well as in the afternoon. Meanwhile, the traditional game of pillow fighting is available on the north of the river, precisely in front of the culinary area. “Citizens from ​​ East Denpasar subdistrict and surrounding areas can take advantage of the sports facilities while enjoying delicious food and water rides in Bindu River,” said hamlet chief of Ujung and Clean River Community, I Gusti Rai Ari Temaja. A variety of cuisines are available on the west side of Bindu River utilizing the land of local residents transformed into a green field. There is gazebo to sit back as well as tatami-style seating or lesehan on green grass. Each gazebo is equipped with electric plugs for recharging hand phone or laptop. These culinary services are handled by local residents that are also tasked to maintain cleanliness of the river area. “Foreign tourists like this place and the culinary delight,” added Gung Nik, his familiar greeting. According to Gung Nik, the arrangement of sanitation and food stand has been done by the gov-

ernment of Denpasar with Bindu River Foundation. Bindu River is also a place of education for community. “Hopefully, the increase of facilities will be able to draw more people visit to Bindu River, so indirectly it can improve the econ-

omy of the surrounding community,” he said while adding if the arrangement of Bindu River has got various awards. As evidence, many areas come to study to Bindu River, especially about the riverbank arrangement. B N (BTN/015)

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onjok Batu Temple is situated at Pacung village, Tejakula subdistrict, Buleleng. It is strategically located at the verge of Kubutambahan-Tejakula village road section. Formerly, the Ponjok Batu Temple was known as purva siddhi. Before entering the temple area, all the pilgrims will be first obliged to say prayers at the temple representative shrine. Then, when entering the temple area, pilgrims will step on some stairs to go into the outermost, middle and innermost courtyard. Most of the materials used to build the temple are black lava rock. It is visible from the outside of the entrance gates, stairs to the innermost courtyard of the temple. Inside, pilgrims can see some shrines standing firmly and having large size from the eastern and northern side of the temple. The shrine is used to worship the Supreme God in his manifestation as gods. In the meru multi-

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tiered shrine abides the Lord Danghyang Nirartha. Besides, there are also other shrines of Ratu Ngurah Madue Karang, Lord Ganesha, Lord Varuna, Mas Ratu Majapahit, Ratu Ayu, Ida Batara Gede Ngurah, Ratu Bagus Subandar, Ratu Mas Pengukiran and Ratu Bagus Penyarikan. Piodalan or anniversary of Ponjok Batu Temple is performed two times a year, falling on the full moon in May and three days after full moon in July. “The Ponjok Batu Temple has approximately 30 priests serving as the attendants and a senior priest named Mangku Ketut Rudri,” said Mangku Wayan Manik, who daily serves the pilgrims coming to the temple on Saturday (Aug 9). It is located at seaside, about 24 kilometers east of Singaraja and approximately 105 kilometers from Denpasar. Mangku Wayan Manik said the temple restoration was ever undertaken in 1994 and

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could be completed in 1997. “History of the temple establishment is under process of writing. But from the existing stories, the Ponjok Batu Temple has relations to the pilgrimage of the sage Danghyang Nirartha where before heading for Lombok, he stopped at the location of the Ponjok Batu Temple,” he said. He said that many foreign travelers and entourage of local travelers escorted by tour guide frequently came to see the beauty and perceive the tranquility of the temple. The temple area also had two sanctified springs, so that many pilgrims came to worship at this temple. Both springs sanctified at the Ponjok Batu Temple are taken advantage for the need of holy water and means of purification. Besides, there are also found dozens of springs in the beji or venue of purification rite for ritual paraphernalia and effigies of the temple. B N

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