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Nyepi Highlights Nyepi Day 2013 Special Edition Hotel Facilities information Outlet

Operational hours

Hotel operational hours only on Nyepi Day

Room Service

24 hours

PALMS restaurant

6.30am - 6.30pm

Breakfast at

PALMS restaurant

6.30am - 10.30am

Lunch at

Nyepi Day – The Balinese Day of Silence

PALMS restaurant

10.30am - 6.30pm

ENVY

11.00am - 6.00pm

Pool Bar

10.00am - 6.00pm

Flavaz

8.00am - 6.00pm

coffee & teppan ice cream

Begins on March 12th at 6.00 am and ends on March 13th at 6.00 am

The Shop

Dear Guest,

10.00am - 8.00pm

Buffet Dinner at

Please be advised that the island of Bali will celebrate ‘Nyepi’ on Tuesday, 12 March 2012. Nyepi is also referred to as the ‘Balinese Day of Silence’. It symbolises the beginning of the Lunar New Year in accordance to an ancient Hindu calendar system that dates back some 1,934 years. Nyepi is considered one of the most auspicious events on the Balinese religious calendar. Every effort is made to observe this occasion with a 24 hour period of quiet solitude. Nyepi is all about self reflection and is essentially a time to cleanse the island of any negativity that may have accumulated. Bali literally comes to a standstill and all form of outside activity is strictly prohibited. Guests staying on the island are asked to respect this unique tradition by remaining in the confines of their resort for the entire duration of the celebration. Nyepi begins on Tuesday, 12 March at 6.00 am and ends on Wednesday, 13 March at 6.00 am. Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport will not operate during this period. continue to page 2

Cinnamon Ballroom

6.30pm - 10.00pm

Swimming pool

6.00am - 6.00pm

Tea Tree Spa

8.00am - 6.00pm

The Gym

24 hours

Zone 12-18 -Teen’s Club during Nyepi will be ar Nutmeg Meeting Room

9.00am - 10.00pm

RASCALS - Kid’s Club

9.00am - 9.00pm

Big Screen Movie at Clove Movie #1

The Chronicles of Narnia 12noon - 3.00pm The Voyage of Dawn Treader Movie #2

Join us for Nyepi Lunch at PALMS...

Confession of a Shopaholic 4.00pm - 5.40pm Movie #3

Cowboys & Aliens

8.00pm - 10.00pm

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Nyepi Day – The Balinese Day of Silence

Nyepi Day – In Room Movies

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A number of ceremonial rituals take place several days prior to Nyepi. The first is referred to as Melasti whereby all asacred objects from Bali’s community temples are taken to the sea to be purified. Each Balinese household will then perform a small ceremony on the day before Nyepi. This involves a series of offerings to appease the spirits of the underworld and eliminate negative elements. The underlying philosophy of Balinese Hinduism is all about striving to attain balance between the three parallel realms of the spiritual, physical and unseen worlds. In the lead up to Nyepi, Balinese community groups spend weeks crafting gigantic monster effigies called Ogoh-Ogoh. These creations are paraded through the streets in a noisy procession on the eve of Nyepi to deter evil forces from disturbing the harmony of Bali.

As per a regulation of the Government of Bali, all television providers, including cable channels, will not broadcast during Nyepi Day, however, our resort will offer 2 video channels with movies and family movies all day and food and beverages are also available round the clock should you wish to order snacks to accompany your in-room movie experience.

A local Ogoh-Ogoh parade will take to the streets of Kuta on Monday, 11 March starting at 6.00pm. The monsters will be symbolically paraded around a main intersection three times before heading to the beach for a ritual burning ceremony. Resort guests are welcome to watch the parade on the main street. However, we advise anyone who is interested to walk to the location of the parade as vehicles will not be permitted access. This is definitely a one-of-a-kind photo opportunity that is not to be missed. Most Balinese choose to observe Nyepi in their ancestral village or home compound. Any form of fire, physical work, travel or revelry is prohibited. Food is prepared one day in advance but many Balinese adults choose to fast and meditate as part of their personal journey of self contemplation.

In-Room Movies

@Channel 4

Please note that most of TV Channels in the island will be blocked during Nyepi

A Little Bit of Heaven

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The day after Nyepi marks a beginning and it is also a time of forgiveness where past wrongdoings are excused. Extended families gather and the New Year is welcomed with fresh and positive outlook. During Nyepi, we request that you do not leave the Resort’s grounds as a sign of respect for this cultural celebration. Swimming in the ocean or strolling on the beach is not permitted during this time. In addition, all lights and noise at the Resort will be minimized. Therefore, to ensure complete safety, the garden will be closed after sunset. We also remind you to keep your balcony light turned off during the evening. Curtains and shutters in your room must also remain closed. Members of our staff will be walking around the Resort to ensure that no lights are seen. For your convenience, the Resort has compiled an array of activities during the Nyepi break. We hope that your observance of Nyepi will be an enriching experience. Should you have any enquiries or require special assistance, please contact our team by dialing the button.

11am

The Social Network

1pm

Black Swan

3pm

Avatar

6pm

The King’s Speech

9pm 11pm

Thor

In-Room Movies For Families and Kids

@Channel 6

Please note that most of TV Channels in the island will be blocked during Nyepi

Ice Age 4 - Continental Drift The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Madagascar 3 - Europe Most Wanted Prince of Persia

11am 0:30noon 2pm 3.30pm

Percy Jackson and The Olympians 6pm The Lightning Thief

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The Ogoh-ogoh; a must watch exorcism parade... On the evening of the day before Nyepi, people all over Bali engage in noisy exorcism rites to drive away the buta and kala, starting in their homes and proceeding to join together at crossroads in villages and towns. Led by Brahman priests and accompanied by gamelan orchestras, people carry torches and beat drums and gongs, shouting "Get out" to the demons. Ogoh-ogoh are larger-than-life-size effigies of demons and monsters. Mounted on racks lashed together from bamboo poles, the ogoh-ogoh are carried by groups of young men in processions through the streets to the crossroads where they meet ogoh-ogoh carried by youths from other banjar, while other people shout, throw firecrackers, and fire noisemakers that resemble small cannons. For weeks before the event, (mostly) young men and boys all over Bali have been feverishly engaged in constructing the ogoh-ogoh, while older and more prosperous banjar members contribute small sums to pay for materials. Most ogoh-ogoh are constructed from bamboo and paper-mâché, but nowadays some are assembled from sculpted blocks of polystyrene foam or other materials, the painted and decorated or clothed. It is worth stressing that the young men and boys who create these incredible objects are, in most cases, not professional artists; they are residents of the same village, or neighbors in the major city of Denpasar or other towns. In recent years, ogoh-ogoh artists have also become more creative and innovative in their choice of subject matter. Classic ogoh-ogoh are designed to resemble specific evil spirits and demons, but nowadays, the ogoh-ogoh design have expanded in taking more modern form or to resemble people that is in the news due to some scandal. The pre-Nyepi exorcism ceremonies concludes with the ogoh-ogoh being borne back to the banjar temples where they were made, to be burned in bonfires, though nowadays a few ogoh-ogoh are given a brief extension of life to remain at the banjar temples for a few weeks. After the ogoh-ogoh have gone up in smoke, it is time to return home to clean house and also to prepare food in advance for the next day. At 6 am, Bali’s Day of Silence begins. For the second time, Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali is also participating in creating an ogoh-ogoh and will be joining the parade on 12th March 2013, at 5 pm starting from front lobby area. Image from: www.metrobali.com for further information, please contact Resort Hub on ext. 5116 or 0 for call centre assistance

The Ogoh-ogoh Inn - Team Wayan Dina Utama, Bellboy. “It is matter of habit and matter of the prestige. It feels so weird when we don’t create Ogoh-ogoh,” said Dina. For him and Balinese youngsters, “When it was banned few years ago, it was like extinguishing our creativity and enthusiasm,” Dina continued. Dina and the other members of his local community (Banjar) started to raise fund from the companies located in his Banjar territory. A simple ogoh-ogoh will cost them IDR 2.500.000-3.000.000. Of course, the money which has been collected from those companies is not enough. However, similar to other Banjars, he still has money saving from the members’ regular contributions. “We are tired but also fun. We work together until late at night while laughing or chatting,” said Dina closing the conversation.

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Tuesday, 12th March 2012 12noon - 15pm The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Upon returning to Narnia to join Prince Caspian for a voyage on the majestic royal vessel known as The Dawn Treader, Lucy, Edmund, and their cousin Eustace encounter merfolk, dragons, dwarves, and a wandering band of lost warriors. As the edge of the world draws near, their remarkable adventure at sea sails toward an exciting, yet uncertain, conclusion. 4pm - 17.40pm Confession of a Shopaholic A Manhattan shopaholic whose buying sprees have buried her in immense debt lands a columnist gig dishing out financial advice. Rebecca Bloomwood (Isla Fisher) can't seem to break her habit for making impulsive purchases, and while she's always decked out in the latest styles; her credit card bills are as thick as a telephone book. When Rebecca becomes an advice columnist at a financial magazine published by the same company as her favorite fashion magazine, her fresh approach strikes a chord with readers and she quickly becomes the toast of the town. Meanwhile, her bank account is still bone dry, wreaking havoc on her love life and placing her career in jeopardy. As Rebecca teeters on the brink of bankruptcy, she gradually begins to reassess her priorities in life. 20pm - 22pm Cowboys & Aliens 1875. New Mexico Territory. A stranger (Daniel Craig) with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don't welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Harrison Ford). It's a town that lives in fear. But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he's been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force.

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9AM - 9.30AM 30AM

Registration

9.30AM - 10AM

Fish Feeding

10AM - 11AM

Fancy Cap Making

11AM - noon

Balinese Offering

noon - 1.30PM

Lunch time

1.30PM - 3PM

Movie time

3PM - 4PM

Story Telling behind Nyepi Day

4PM - 5PM

Greeting Card Making

5PM - 6PM

Balinese Games

6PM - 7PM

Free Time

7PM - 8PM

Origami Art

8PM - 9PM

Recycle Art

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