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Newsletter January 2020

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January 2020

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Welcome to the latest edition of Bali Dynasty Resort’s e-newsletter!

Happy New Year! We wish you a wonderful year ahead.

This January, we have lots of great things in store for a positive start to 2020. We are delighted to share details about an exciting eco-friendly concept that we have implemented at the resort. Learn more about our hydroponic farm and recent harvest below.  

New Year means the launch of another quarterly promotion, and this time we present a delicious Soft- Shell Crab menu at Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant. Enjoy three different Soft-Shell Crab dishes from January to March 2019. We will also celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year on 25th January with a special Barongsai performance and traditional “Yee Shang” salad dish to toss with family and friends to embrace the Year of the Rat. Read on for more details.

At Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub, we promise you a fun-filled Australia Day celebration on 26th January. Enjoy fabulous beverage promotions, live entertainment and beer drinking competitions throughout the evening. There will even be a prize for the best dressed lady in attendance. We hope to see you there!

Stay in touch by following us on Instagram and Facebook @balidynastyresort.

Bali Dynasty Resort Creates its Own Hydroponic Farm

Set amidst the hustle bustle of South Kuta, Bali Dynasty Resort is known as an award-winning resort offering fun-filled activities for families in a tropical environment complete with a beautiful lagoon pool. As part of our ongoing commitment towards supporting eco-tourism and green lifestyle sustainability, we have established our own mini hydroponic farm. The aim of this project is to provide our kitchen with a fresh and healthy supply of organically grown products. This urban farm also serves as a tool to educate staff members as well as people within the local community just how easy it is to grow selected herbs and vegetables in water. Under the supervision of  General Manager, Mr. Didit Indra, Chef Nyoman Suastika, along with the kitchen team recently participated in the resort’s very first harvest.  

Located within our duck pond garden area, the hydroponic farm currently provides the resort with a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs that are totally free from harmful chemicals and pesticides. This eco-friendly initiative gives us unlimited access to organic produce containing the highest possible nutrients. Everything grown onsite uses no soil, 90 percent less water, 70 percentage less land and 50 percent less fertilizer.

“Hydroponic farming is an excellent method of growing plants in water without soil whereby nutrients are delivered directly to the root system. Green houses also provide ideal conditions as plants are able to grow strong and fast regardless of the season outside. Essentially, hydroponic farming allows for reliable and safe food production,” says Mr. Didit Indra, General Manager at Bali Dynasty Resort.

This initiative re-enforces the resort’s stance on sustainability and healthy lifestyle concepts by taking the first steps to help overcome food and water shortages.

Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant Presents a Soft-Shell Crab Special Menu

Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant at the Bali Dynasty Resort is delighted to announce that its promotion for the next quarter will be a crab-inspired menu to satisfy the appetites of seafood lovers. This special menu will be available exclusively from 1st January 2020 until 31st March 2020.

Deep-fried soft-shell crab will be prepared three different ways by our creative culinary team. Sourced from the north Indonesian island of Kalimantan, diners can choose for their crab to be cooked in golden sand garlic, salted egg sauce or simply served with a mayonnaise dip.

This flavourful crab promotion is priced at only IDR 140.000 nett/per portion including steamed rice and a side dish of Chinese kale in garlic sauce. Promising great value for money, it is a complete meal that can be enjoyed for either lunch or dinner.

Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant is an elegant dining venue serving the finest Cantonese and Szechuan cuisines, and a la carte Dim Sum. Its interior has been thoughtfully designed to celebrate classic Chinese style.Traditional paper lanterns, a rich combination of red and gold embellishments, carved wood panelling and smart furnishings enhance the mood for a tasteful dining experience. 

Located adjacent to the Main Lobby of Bali Dynasty Resort, Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant is open daily for lunch from 12pm – 2.30pm, and dinner from 6pm – 10pm. Each Sunday, our legendary ‘All You Can Eat Sunday Dim Sum Lunch’ is available between 10.30am – 2.30pm. As the recipient of many prestigious awards, Golden Lotus proudly cooks authentic Chinese cuisine that is totally free from MSG. For reservation, please call (+62 361) 752403 Ext. 8502 or email to fbsec@bdr.pphotels.com.

Golden Lotus Chinese New Year Special

Our award-winning Chinese restaurant, Golden Lotus at the Bali Dynasty Resort, invites you to celebrate the coming Chinese New Year with an extra special menu. 

We will have a selection of Chinese New Year themed dishes, such as YEE SANG—a crispy salad traditionally tossed and shared during this auspicious holiday season as a symbol of prosperity. This particular dish is available for only IDR 125.000 nett per small portion (2 people), IDR 225.000 nett per medium portion (4 people), and IDR 325.000 nett per large portion serving up to 6 people. Each option is great value for money.

In addition, our popular Chinese New Year set menu—the Hong Wan Salmon Yee Sang Set Menu —is also making a comeback. It promises an extensive feast consisting of Yee Sang salad, chicken, duck and prawn options, fried rice, soup and a delicious mango pudding for dessert. This menu is priced at just IDR 388,000 nett per person for a minimum of 2 people.

To welcome the Year of the Metal Rat in style, there will be a colourful Barongsai performance on the 24th of January and a Chinese singer to entertain diners on the  25th of January 2020 from 7pm onwards.

All promotions will be available exclusively for lunch and dinner from the 11th January to 9th February 2020. Plan your visit to Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant now as it is neither too early nor too late to celebrate Chinese New Year with flavourful food believed to bring good luck and happiness. For more information drop us a message at fbsales@bdr.pphotels.com.

Australia Day at the Gracie Kelly’s

Are you ready for one of the biggest celebrations of the year?

We will pay tribute to Australia Day in true blue style on Sunday, 26th January 2020 from 8pm onwards at Gracie Kelly’s, Bali’s first Irish Pub. It will be a high-spirited night of fun and laughter with lots of entertaining competitions such as Two-Up, Beer Drinking and prizes for the Best Dressed Female. Our Irish band will be performing live to get everyone in the mood. In support of our ongoing fundraising effort, we will also host a Charity Quiz in partnership with Solemen. This promises to be the ultimate party that generously gives back.

Come along to enjoy some fabulous food and beverage promotions during the evening. Don’t miss our ‘Buy 2 Get 1 Free’ offer on bottles of Guinness, 15% off on Heineken by tower, and 25% off on frozen cocktails. For more information or reservation, drop us a message at fbsales@bdr.pphotels.com. We hope to see you there!

Register Now for the Back to Bali Dynasty Party 2020

Our biggest fundraising initiative is just around the corner. This year’s highly-anticipated Back to Bali Dynasty Party 2020 is scheduled on the Saturday, 15th February 2020 at the Leederville Oval – 246 Vincent St, Leederville. Tickets will not be available at the door, so make sure you secure your seat in advance.

Simply visit Bali Dynasty Resort’s website to purchase your ticket or click here. All proceeds will go towards helping disadvantaged people in Bali in partnership with Solemen.

There’ll be numerous prizes up for grabs such as return airline tickets sponsored by Air Asia, accommodation vouchers and selected tour activity vouchers for a fun Bali day out, plus much more. Sending you lots of luck and we hope you’ll be a winner!

Get yourself ready to enjoy a great night that supports those in need. See you in Perth!

Charity Update

Thank you for all the support and generous donations that have enabled us to establish and sponsor the Bali Dynasty Resort Care & Recovery Centre. This care facility replicates a nurturing home environment that provides the necessary assistance and resources required to keep families together before, during, and after medical treatment. With the centre now open and being operated by Solemen Indonesia, a non-profit charity foundation, Bali Dynasty Resort is focusing its efforts to cover expenses for a number of Sole Buddies who are currently in residence.


Kariani

Kariani is a 49-year-old lady from Negara. She is suffering from stage 4 ovarian cancer and has recently undergone extensive surgery with follow-up chemotherapy and radiotherapy. When she was first brough to the attention of Solemen, Kariani was in a critical condition. Consequently, she has spent over a year at the SoleHouse where she is under the care of a cancer specialist who has been providing private consultations. Kariani requires sponsorship of approximately IDR 50,000,000  to cover her therapy, vitamins and medication.


Ocha

Ocha is a 15-month-old baby from Gianyar who has a cleft palate and digestive system failure. She requires immediate surgery to correct her intestinal problems and approximately IDR 10,000,000 is needed to cover her medical costs.

Bali News

Citilink Launches New Denpasar – Perth Route

Low-cost carrier Citilink launched a new route to connect Denpasar, Bali and Perth, Australia on 8th November 2019. This is the seventh route that the airline has established this year as it strives to bolster its international flight network.

Citilink President Director, Juliandra Nurtjahjo, said in a statement that the success of the new Perth route indicates that there is a need to join the ranks of airlines that connect Denpasar with popular tourist destinations in neighbouring Australia.

As a subsidiary of the national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia, Citilink expects the new route to attract more foreign visitors to Bali, as Australia contributes the second highest number of international tourists to the island. According to the latest data from Statistics Indonesia (BPS), a total of 118,556 Australian tourists have visited Bali this year, which is a 12.26 percent increase from 2018.

Citilink currently flies the Denpasar-Perth route daily with an Airbus A320 aircraft that can accommodate 180 passengers.

“Citilink hopes to launch more international routes in the future, including routes that will connect more regions in the country to other cities in Australia,” said Juliandra.

Previously, the airline announced that it would open new international routes to Frankfurt in Germany and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia in October and December, respectively. (Source: www.thejakartapost.com).

Cultural News

Tumpek Uduh

Tumpek Uduh, also referred to as Tumpek Pengatag or Tumpek Wariga, is an event dedicated to Sanghyang Sangkara, the god of food on Bali Island. This event is held 25 days prior to Galungan, a significant festival that takes place every 210 days. On this day, offerings are made in order to invoke blessings on the land. These offerings constitute crops and farm products from the many plantations scattered across the island. Balinese Hindus usually engage in this traditional festival by placing their varied offerings at the base of selected trees.

The aim of the ritual is to remind people about the importance of plants and natural vegetation as a source of food. The idea behind Tumpek Uduh also revolves around appeasing Sanghyang Sangkara and asking for guidance on the cultivation, growth, harvesting and preservation of the plants.

Visitors who spend time on the island around this period will be happy to discover that this particular festival also promotes an appreciation for a more harmonious way of life for all humans across the world. (Source: https://www.balitravelhub.com/events/).

Our Star Performers

Every month we hold a staff gathering, where we celebrate our staff birthdays, present an update on what’s going on to all our team members as well as recognize those members of staff who have excelled. In December these staff members have excelled in their duties and the services offered to our guests.

Putu Agus Wiryanata – Employee of the Month/ Front of the House

Putu Agus Wiryanata, or Wira as he likes to be called, was recently acknowledged as our Employee of the Month ‘Front of the House’. Wira has been working for the Bali Dynasty Resort for two years and he first started his career as a Recreation Assistant. As a proud dad of two, he is known for his sense of humour and outgoing personality.

 


Ida Nyoman Astawan – Employee of the Month/ Heart of the House

Ida Nyoman Astawan has been recognised as our Employee of the Month – ‘Front of the House’. Astawan has been working for the Bali Dynasty Resort as Housekeeping Assistant since 2017. Amongst his colleagues, he is known to be pro-active within the workplace and a humble person who is always willing to help others.

Tour of the Month - Bali Zoo

Bali Zoo Park is Bali’s first and only zoological park where you can learn the behaviour of over 500 rare and exotic animals in a lush, tropical environment. Participate in fascinating animal adventure activities, some of which are unique experiences of their kind in Indonesia.

Treat the entire family to a unique chance to hand feed the tame deer, pelicans and beautiful lory. Children of all ages can stay as long as they like in the domesticated animal pen to enjoy petting and feeding the cuddly rabbits and friendly Timor Deer. For some thrilling excitement, join Feed the Animals session where you can feed the African lions, tigers and crocodiles from afar. The Zoo also offers an exotic bird show featuring the wreathed hornbills, rhinoceros hornbills, falcons, eagles and more. Dining options in the zoo is easy as they have plenty of restaurants where people can dine with the wildlife.

There is a lot to explore at the Bali Zoo Park making it a great holiday destination for everyone. Visit their website in here to find more.

Dynasty Rewards

As an appreciation for your support in referring people to stay at the Bali Dynasty Resort, we have launched the Referral Programme which will allow you to collect points by referring new guests to stay at the Bali Dynasty Resort.

This programme is part of the Dynasty Rewards programme. You will earn points starting from 100 points for every booking you refer. These points will be added to your Rewards Account once your referee has checked out, which means you have the opportunity to earn points faster even when you are not in the resort but you must make sure that the person you are referring includes your Rewards Membership number when making the reservation!

Learn more about this programme by reading the FAQ here!

If your questions are not listed in the FAQ, please drop us an email to rewards@bdr.pphotels.com and we will assist you further.

Thank you for being a Dynasty Rewards member! To sign up you must have stayed before or have a reservation in the future. Click HERE to sign up!

Review us on TripAdvisor

Social Media is all the hype and TripAdvisor is becoming an ever popular source that people are turning to for advice! Please share your experience during your stay in the Bali Dynasty Resort or your experience at our Golden Lotus restaurant and Gracie Kelly's Irish Pub and help us increase our ranking on Trip Advisor It means a lot to us!

Guest Feedback

Entertainment and activities are fantastic, kids club is brilliant. Breakfast in H2O were very well prepared and with a good range of dishes. Ray & Chris AUSTRALIA

Family Studio rooms very nice for families with kids. Michael QATAR

We attended Gracie Kelly’s a times during our visit. Absolutely enjoyed the experience. Pam & Joe AUSTRALIA

We stay here 5 night and room is clean and make us comfort. Good beach view from our windows in the morning. The food is so yummy, and the staff very friendly and welcome. Recommended places for stay, we are so happy. Hello.johnandersonn UNITED KINGDOM

Breakfast was perfect, Gracie Kelly’s is the best bar in Bali. Aidan AUSTRALIA

 

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