December Newsletter 2013 | December Newsletter 2013
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All the Staff & Management of the Bali Dynasty Resort would like to wish all our guests and supporters a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
May the Season bring happiness and joy to you and your loved ones!
The rainy season may have just recently kicked in but spirits remain high with the anticipation of another fabulous festive season in the tropics. The hotel is nearly full for the festive celebrations. Our guests are welcomed by our four meter Christmas tree that adorns our lobby, such is life in Bali.
There is lots to celebrate in the coming month which we will share with you in this issue. Australia Day is coming up soon as well as the celebration of the birthday and life of Scotland’s most famous poet 'Robert Burns'. Also we look further ahead to our Chinese New Year celebrations at Golden Lotus and our ‘Back to Bali Dynasty Party in Perth. We are looking forward to celebrate with you!
Robert Burns night
Come as Scottish as You Like
Tickets Now on Sale for Robert Burns Night taking place on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at the Bali Dynasty Resort. The evening will begin with pre-dinner drinks following by the traditional fare of Cock a Leekie Soup, Haggis, Neeps and Tatties, Rare Scottish Rib of Beef with trimmings and seasonal vegetables and Hot Sticky Toffee Pudding.
Free-flow beer and wine will accompany the dinner.
And, of course, guests are most welcome to dress as “Scottish as they like!
Tickets for the evening cost Rp. 850,000 net (USD 72) which covers cocktails, dinner and free flow beer and wine. Select Scotch Whiskeys will also be available from a cash bar. A 10% discount is available for advance purchasers of a table of ten.
The Bali Dynasty Resort is also offering special accommodation rates for those wishing to stay the Resort in connection with the Robert Burns Night. For details contact email@example.com
Celebrate Australia Day at Gracie Kellys
Australia Day is celebrated on the 26th of January every year. It is the biggest nationwide public holiday, and is celebrated across the country. There are no hard and fast rules on how to celebrate the day but it is great if you feel like participating any way you can, be it taking the day off to relax or partying it up.
From 7.00pm onwards you can be sure that Sunday, 26th January will be a big night out at Gracie’s as we celebrate Australia day. We will be offering special priced beers and wines, serving up good old Aussie Tucker and digging into Aussie meat pies, Bangers and Mash and other Aussie favourites on the Gracie’s menu. Let’s not forget our Australian Day Quiz and great Live Music by our resident band, Gracie’s famous Rais Paddies band who will take to the stage to give you some foot stomping music.
Win some great prizes and donate some money to the Dynasty Charity effort in our special Two Up Competition.
Don’t miss a real Aussie night out!
Chinese New Year at Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant
Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant celebrates the Year of the Horse in style!
On Thursday, 30th of January 2014 you can enjoy the Chinese Barong Sai show during dinner and on Friday, 31st of January 2014 we present the Chinese Duo. Both shows begin at 7.00pm.
Chinese New Year signature dish "YEE SANG"
Available from 17th of January – 16th of February 2014.
Small Rp. 60,000 net, Medium Rp.85,000 net, Large Rp. 110,000 net
"YEE SANG" is a Chinese salad made up of thinly sliced carrots, shredded yam, pickles, white sesame, chopped peanut, Mandarin orange leaf, spring onion, big onion, sweet potato, Chinese spices, with salmon fish fillet mixed with Golden Lotus special sauce
According to the Chinese belief "Yee Sang" has to be eatenduring Chinese New Year, life and business will be prosperous and it warrants good luck!
For those preferring a full Yee Sang Prosperity Set Menu
we offer the "HONG WAN SALMON YEE SANG SET MENU"
at Only Rp. 219,000 net/person(Minimum 2 persons).
"HONG WAN SALMON YEE SANG" SET MENU
Rp. 219,000 net/person (Minimum 2 persons)
The Menu features:
Braised Fish lips & Scallop Soup
Stir-fried Beef “Saigon“ Style
Deep-Fried Crispy Roasted Duck
Braised Abalone with shrimps topped with crabmeat sauce
Szechuan Fried Rice with Flying Fish’s Roe
Braised Vegetables “Lo-han - cai“ style
Chilled Golden Lotus Mango pudding
For more information and booking please email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 752 403 ext 8492 for reservations
Bali Dynasty Resort receives Emerald
Tri Hita Karana is a unique concept that ultimately defines the ‘Island of the Gods’ and Bali Dynasty Resort is extremely proud of this recognition. For hundreds of years, the concept has been used as a foundation to maintain Bali island including Balinese culture heritage and the surrounding environment.
After being reviewed for a whole year by the Tri Hita Karana team, Bali Dynasty Resort has proudly been awarded the “Emerald” award for the second time during the Tri Hita Karana Tourism Award Ceremony on December 10th, 2013 at the Ksirarnawa Bali Art Centre.
Tri Hita Karana (THK) denotes an indigenous life concept of the Balinese community to attain secular and spiritual bliss through a harmonious relationship between humans and God (parhyangan), humans and fellow humans (pawongan) as well as humans and the environment (palemahan) into integral oneness. This presentation of awards has been held annually since 2000 to acknowledge the efforts of local hotels, resorts and villas that choose to adhere to the spiritual and social principles of this unique Balinese Hindu concept. The Emerald Trophy is awarded to hotels who have received the Gold Medal for 3 consecutive times. With total support and dedication from all staff members, Bali Dynasty Resort is proud to continue the sustainable environment program, especially with the implementation of the Tri Hita Karana values in the daily operational activities to preserve the local culture heritage and environment.
The Bali Dynasty Resort is committed to continue to operate at a high environmental standard by using the earth check software and Green Globe Lite benchmarking to review and measure results. The Bali Dynasty Resort successfully Benchmarked against key environmental indicators using the EarthcheckTM tool including energy and water consumption, total waste production and community commitment.
This award is indeed a great privilege for Bali Dynasty Resort.
New lift for South Wing!
We are pleased to inform you that we will soon have one additional brand new elevator located in our South Wing. The resort had originally only one elevator available, located in the North Wing. With this new addition, the 3 floors in each wing will be better accessible. The elevator is expected to be finished early January.
Back to Bali Dynasty - Note The Date!
Don’t Miss out on our 21st Back to Bali Dynasty Party and "Help the Poor Children of Bali" Join us and support a great cause!
Where | WA Italian Club, 219 Fitzgerald Street, North Perth
When | From 5.30pm on Saturday 15th February 2014
How much | AUS$45 for adults / AUS$25 for kids (Under 14 yrs)
Tickets are on sale as of the first week of January at the resort and at the WA Italian Club!
As usual the money raised at the event is used to help the poor kids of North Eastern Bali, so your attendance will be assisting the Charity effort the Bali Dynasty supports, namely the East Bali Poverty Project. Our chefs will prepare Indonesian fare and there are plenty of raffle prizes to be won including holidays at the Bali Dynasty Resort. Come along for a great evening of fun, entertainment and food and help support the poor children of Bali!
Garuda Explore goes beyond Bali
Indonesia’s national airline, Garuda Indonesia, is inviting you to explore the hidden gems in Indonesia. The French-Italian turbo-prop aircraft were selected by Garuda to serve domestic routes in remote areas of Indonesia and the shorter runway lengths found in these locations.
Indonesia offers many more interesting destinations in addition to the usual favourites such as Jakarta and Bali. Garuda Explore will make manifest connections from Bali to Eastern Indonesia; the development of tourism from Bali to beyond. These flights will bring tourists to tourism destinations like Labuan Bajo, Bima, Ende and Wakatobia." Said Pangestu The Minister of Tourism, also hopes that flights with Garuda Explore will introduce remote areas of Indonesia to more Indonesian travelers.
Culture Calender in Bali
In accordance to the Balinese calendar, Siwa Latri falls on the 29th of January, 2014. Siwaratri will light up the night all over Bali. On this night, cogregations, believers in Siwa, gather together in all temples. They stay awake all night long, recite prayer or old religious stories. The students will celebrate the night of Siwa in their respective school, they gather in the school temple under the supervision of their teacher, recite prayesr, read the holy book, or simply chat with fellow students.
Tour of the month - Bali Zoo
Bali Zoo is home to more than 350 creatures. Situated in the cultural heart of Bali, the zoo is only a ten minute drive from Ubud. On the way to the zoo you can grab a bargain at the Sukawati market, or head into Ubud to visit some exquisite galleries and boutiques.
Come and spend a day to experience the beauty of Bali Zoo surroundings, learn about awesome animals, and hopefully create memories that you will cherish for a long time. The Bali Zoo is a "Nature's Education Centre". Friendly staff are eager to show you around, talk to you about animals, how to make their lives more comfortable, and what you can do if you would like to help. Bali Zoo staff have a "hands on" approach to conservation education, and love to share ideas with you.
Daily program includes feeding of the lions, crocodiles and tigers, and if it's cute and cuddly that you're after - why not head down to petting area and snuggle with a baby monkey?
All of the inhabitants are fully cared for by the resident veterinarian.
Bali Zoo open daily from 9.00 am – 9.00 pm.
For further details and deals, please visit Bali Dynasty's Tour & Information Centre.
Our Star Performers
Every month we hold our staff gathering, where we celebrate our staff birthdays and present an update on new hotel products and services. Here are our winners of November 2013. These staff members have excelled in their duties and the services offered to our guests. Congratulations once again go out to our Star performers of this month!
Our Employee of the Month for Front of the House is I KETUT SIKA ANTARA from the Recreation Department. Sika is a familiar face around the towel hut and is involved in all the various activities around the pool. He is probably one of the quietest members of the Recreation Team.
Sika has been with us since 2001 and lives with his wife and two children in Denpasar.
Our Employee of the Month 'Heart of the House' is I KETUT MURDANA who works in the Finance Department as a Cost Control Clerk. Ketut joined Bali Dynasty Resort in 1990. He enjoys playing football and going out for the day with his 3 children.
Our Guest Nomination is I KETUT SUWITERA from the Housekeeping Department. Ketut is the ever smiling face who you will mostly see cleaning your room every morning. Nothing is too much trouble for Ketut and that reflects in his work. Ketut joined Bali Dynasty Resort in 1991 and has 3 children.
What the Guests say!
All areas were wonderful friendly and most of all very helpful. Had a really great time here and can’t wait to come back again next year.. Mrs. V, Australia
I have travelled the world staying in many hotels but never been made to feel so welcome as here. Mrs. D, Germany
Hotel is very impressive, very well presented, garden are beautiful and great to see staff always cleaning and helping guest. Mrs. H, Australia
We visit Bali 3 or more times a year and I would be most pleased to re-visit this hotel again. Fantastic for our big family of six children Mrs. N, Singapore
Our experiences at the Dynasty are always up to the high standards we expect. Like the fluffy white linen and the guest supplies are perfect, including the bottles water. We like the lighting, much improved compared to earlier and our internet connection was also very good. Mrs. P, Australia
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