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Sumawati:

Learn Many Characters of Guest by Working in the Hotel

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umawati, that is how the woman who born in Tabanan, 24th April 1972 is familiarly called. She currently serves as Public Relation Manager (PRM) at Inna Kuta Beach Hotel, Cottages & Spa. She worked in that hotel since 1992 . One could say that she was a loyal employee because from the beginning of her career until now she has never exited or tried to find a job elsewhere. The educational background of the woman who likes sport, especially gymnastics is indeed from the school of tourism. Thing that is interesting is because she is not majored in marketing which is related to her current position, but she had majored in food orders. “My aim is tourism, so I chose to continue my study in the tourism school, and

I majored in food orders because I was very interested to work in restaurants,” she explained. “I also think that the orientation of the food orders department is not only in the hotel restaurant, but I can also go to restaurants outside the hotel because the skill as a waitress was pretty much required, especially in Bali,” she said calmly. At the beginning, she worked at the Inna Kuta Beach Hotel, Cottages & Spa as a waitress in a restaurant and bar of the hotel. She often moved from the restaurant to the bar, or otherwise, and it lasted long enough that from 1992 to 2004. In 2004 she moved into marketing division by following some initial selection phase first. In marketing, she is placed as a Public Relation (PR) staff, and it lasted for 2 years, then moved into sales until finally returned to PR and was promoted as a PRM. She admitted that she is really enjoying the job. Working in the hotel makes her must find out the character of the guests because she can directly interact with them. In addition, by moving the position, she also became more sociable and familiar with other staffs from various divisions. “Working in the hotel is really nice, same like what my colleagues said. In the past I can only imagine how when I interact with tourists. After I do it, I can

feel it is really enjoyable. Here I learned that there is a guest who is kind and friendly, but there is

also a guest who is stingy and like to complain, for example complaining about the taste of the

Made Mudiana has already tens of years working in the hospitality world, especially in the field of cooking. Many hotels have used his service and he was quite quick in moving from one hotel to another. Noted that he began his career in the hospitality world by becoming Chef de Partie at the Turi Beach Hotel and Resort (July 1989 - March 1992), then moved to New Holiday Hotel in Batam (March 1992 - October 1992), and continued to become Chef de cuisine at Camp Bravo, an international camp located at Waterfront City Batam (October 1992-August 1993). After that his career climb to reach the position as Executive Chef or Food and Beverage Manager as well as in some hotels like Mambruk Quality Resort, Bali Gardenia Hotel, Menara Peninsula Hotel, Quality Resort Waterfront City, Island Garden Hotel, Pacific Ktv & Discoteque, Golden Boutique Hotel, until then end up at the Puri Saron Hotel, Seminyak. Apparently not only the hotel in Indonesia has ever used his service, but also the hotel abroad, precisely in Uzbekistan. There he worked as Executive Chef at Bumi Tashkent Int

Hotel. “There is a strange and funny event that I experienced when I set my foot in this country. I went to Uzbekistan alone with confident even though I do not know and had never come to that country before. Unfortunately, when I arrived in Uzbekistan, I was confused and went into the wrong bus until then I locked up and exploited because they think I’m lost. But perhaps because of the greatness of God so that at the moment I saw a bus heading to Tashkent and I even managed to take the opportunity to go there. Then, after that event I was escorted to the hotel and start working. That was an unforgettable experience for me,” said the man who was born on December 12th, 1965 with laughing. Besides working at the hotel, he is also following some organizations such as Indonesian Chef Association (ICA), Association of Culinary Professional Jakarta (ACP) as Training Officer and Batam Chef Club (BCC) as Chairman. Not only in the professional world, but also in the society he is well known because apparently this humorous guy is Pemangku. “Currently, my expectations might not be too much higher anymore. In the past I admitted that I was such of person who always pursues my target by moving from one hotel to another which offered higher wages, but now I think I will focus on my spiritual activities. That is also the reason of what made me decided to choose to return and work in my home town, Bali, after rejected several invitations previously. In addition, I also wanted to be more focus on the family. For me, money is important, but family come first,” he said. B N

“East Meet West” A New Year Party

ISI Denpasar Paid Devotional Services to Angantaka Temple

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he unforgettable year of 2010 has just passed, and to mark the end of the year Mercure Resort Sanur proudly presented a unique celebration titled “East Meet West”, for the in-house guests. The theme was inspired by the hotel’s blend of Eastern and Western characteristics -marked by the combination of contemporary Balinese-style resort with the Mercure brand identity. Also to celebrate the gathering of the

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IX foreign students of the Indonesia Institute of Arts (ISI) Denpasar participated in the devotional services held in the village temple of Angantaka, Abiansemal, Badung, Sunday (Jan 2). The performing arts led by the Faculty of Performing Arts (FSP) of ISI Denpasar were truly unique and interesting. The dancers from the Sakura country were so good at

Serious and Religious, but still Humorous

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food and also angry when he saw there are hair falling in his food. For me, it is fun and funny when remembered,” said the woman who had dream of becoming a math teacher during her childhood at the end of the interview. B N

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expressing one by one of the popular Balinese dances. In addition to featuring traditional dances, the fragmentary of Shiva Wisaya was also performed by students of the Dance Department. “We’d like to express our profound gratitude to the ISI Denpasar that participated in the temple festival of Angantaka Village. Hopefully, similar devotional service could also be

continued to other villages,” said Chief of Angantaka Hamlet, I Wayan Buaka. Meanwhile, the Rector of ISI Denpasar, Prof. Wayan Rai S, accompanied by the Deputy Rector II and IV also expressed his gratitude to the committee and the entire community of Angantaka who had provided an opportunity to the ISI Denpasar to pay devotional services. B N (BTN/015)

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ecember 31st to January 1st is always one of the most expected moments in a year to celebrate as an end of an old year and to welcome the New Year. New Year’s transition also celebrates by Aston at Grand Kuta Hotel and Residence. Celebration starts with dinner on 6 pm to 10 pm at Magnolia café attended by in house guest hotel and accompanied by

Hotel, Cottages & Spa Po. Box 1 Nusa Dua, Denpasar 80363 Bali, Indonesia Phone : (0361) 771020. Fax: (0361) 771139 E-mail: putribali@denpasar.wasantara.net.id Homepage:http//www.putribali.com

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guests, coming from the Western and Eastern part of the world. In line with the theme, the evening was started with a traditional a la East cocktail party at the Pelangi open stage, with touch of Balinese decoration and entertainment. Continued with gala dinner and countdown party at the Pandu ballroom filled with extravagant cabaret dance and marvelous jazzy performance by Imel and Friends Band from Bandung. B N (BTN/ist)

Melodious solo acoustic guitar. During dinner until Fun, Fresh & wet cuntdown party several door prizes were drawn. On 9.30 pm, guests were moved to main pool for Fun, Fresh & Wet Countdown Party greeted with chill out music by DJ, entertain by a wonderful percussion, fire dance and sexy dancer. Rain began to fall not long after the party starts but did not shrink the spirit of the party. The party continues wonderfully wet which suitable with the theme party “Fun, Fresh & Wet”. Near to 12 pm on December 31st, 2010, countdown began lead by the MC and marked with the firework. After the countdown, party continues with DJ performance and guests enjoyed the wet party inside the pool along with the free flow of canapés and cocktail drinks. B N (BTN/ist)

ndrew Khoo, General Manager of Hard Rock Hotel Bali, presented a cheque of Rp 50.000.000, on 28th December 2010. Seen on the picture (Left to Right) : Andrew Khoo (General Manager Hard Rock Hotel Bali) and Robert B. Kempner (President of Rotary Club Seminyak), Rock & Run is an annual charity event organized by Hard Rock Hotel Bali and in line with the Hard Rock mantra: “Take Time To Be Kind”. The funds raised were a result of Rock ‘n Run The 10th Chapter charity run that took place on 10th October 2010. More than 350 people from Indonesia, Australia, Japan and

New Zealand participated in this charity run and another 450 people made donations of support. The money will be channeled to the Rotary Club of Bali – Seminyak to assist Rumah Senyum “Smile House” Foundation to help children in need of cleft palate surgery, to bring a smile to unfortunate children afflicted with this facial disfigurement. Hard Rock Hotel Bali is Asia’s first Hard Rock Hotel and the leading entertainment hotel in Bali features 418 tribute rooms, luxury and deluxe suites, alongside six cutting edge food and beverage outlets. A paradise for couples, families and singles. B N (BTN/ist)

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