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Newsletter November 15

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November 2015

Welcome to the November Edition of Bali Dynasty Resort Newsletter.

The volcanic activity of Mt Rinjani on the neighbouring island of Lombok has calmed down, everything is back to normal. Start planning for your upcoming holiday and be sure to check our Deluxe Hot Deal Package. If you are a Dynasty Rewards member, we now have a special promotion where you can redeem for less points!

The Festive Season will be upon us very soon. We encourage you to reserve now as seats are starting to book out! Talking about food, we are extending our Golden Lotus promotion the soft shell crab promotion. If you are a fan of Golden Lotus then make sure you nominate us for an award!

We hope that you enjoy reading the newsletter. We are looking forward to welcoming you at Bali Dynasty Resort!

Celebrate Christmas and New Year with Bali Dynasty Resort

Christmas is just around the corner and whether you are celebrating with friends, family or colleagues, we have a great Festive lineup of activities and celebrations to put you in the festive spirit!

Our Festive programme has a choice of various events around Christmas and New Year where we encourage and welcome not only our inhouse guests but also those staying or living nearby to come and join in.  Our events normally book out well before Christmas, so we advise you to book early to secure your seat.

Please click HERE to book online and see the menus.

On New Year’s Eve, Bali Dynasty Resort presents the “JUNGLE NIGHT PARTY” providing you with a sumptuous dinner, extensive live entertainment including a DJ, band, fire dance and lucky draw with fabulous prizes to be won. We also have a New Years’ Party at our famous Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub and we welcome the New Year with the little ones in the Kids Club!(Kid residents only!)

Find more details of our New Year Celebration by clicking and scrolling down HERE.

Deluxe Hot Deal

This Hot Deal Package offers you a three-night-accommodation in a Deluxe Room, daily buffet breakfast for 2 people, free Wi-Fi and free return airport transfer.

Price starting from USD 57++ per person per night!  

Great for a long weekend getaway!

This package is available for stays up to 30 June 2016. Please click HERE and enter HOTDEAL in the Promo Code.

Dynasty Rewards Special

Pay for a minimum of 3 nights, and then redeem your additional nights at 50% off the normal point redemption rate.

For example, the normal redemption value for a deluxe room is 3,000 points however during this promotion period a night in the deluxe room can be redeemed at only 1,500 points on the 4th night or more.

This promotion applies to stays between 1st November to 25th December 2015, 1st February to 25th March 2016 and 1st May to 31st May 2016.

The free extra night(s) only applies to the fourth consecutive night of the same redeemed stay. Please be reminded that no refunds or credits for unused portions of fourth Night Free redemptions.

This special promotion from Dynasty Rewards is only applicable for new bookings received as of 29 October 2015. For further information on how to redeem your points and how many points you need for each redemption reward please click here,  For reservation enquiries please contact reservations@balidynasty.com

The Crabs are Crawling until December!

With the huge interest on Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant’s latest promotion, RUAN KE XIE or soft shell crabs, we are now extending this special offer until the end of December.

The soft shell crabs are fried golden brown, providing a light crispy texture on the skin yet still soft enough to melt on the first chew. The dish is seasoned with Chef’s secret recipe, creating three different choices of flavours including butter & salted egg, butter & oat sauce, and chilli & garlic to add a salt, sweet and mild-spicy flavour respectively.

Each dish is only IDR 88,000 net / portion serving up to 3 people

For further info and reservation, please contact fb@balidynasty.com

You can also find the latest updates from Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant by following our Facebook.

Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant is nominated in Specialty Dining Category in Best of Bali Awards 2015 by Hello Bali Magazine. First round of voting is open until mid December, and only top three nominees will go forward to the Final Round. Please cast your vote by clicking HERE, go to the Live Vote and scroll down to Specialty Dining before 15 December 2015.

Charity Update - How to Support?

One of Bali’s impoverished communities was in Ban Village, East Bali. Most of the remote village’s residents were very poor and lacked education, access to clean water and didn't even have electricity. The soil was dry and infertile. Children were not given proper education.

In 2000, the Bali Dynasty Resort began to sponsor the education project and community empowerment with East Bali Poverty Project (EBPP). For fifteen years, this initiative has given hope to hundreds of children and the community, thank to the generosity of our guests.

To aid our charity fundraising effort, we have taken the liberty of adding USD 2 to your bill on check out. This is not obligatory; so should you wish for this to be removed, please advise our Reception staff upon check out.

You can still make donations by participating in Gracie Kelly’s Quiz Nights every Tuesday at 7.30pm and Thursday at 8.30pm, or by cash donations in our charity boxes or when you purchase Bali Dynasty merchandise, a percentage of the profit goes to our charity effort.

Until the end of December, you are able to support our charity project by purchasing paintings in an exhibition at Café Piazza. These paintings are the work of Lias, a previous EBPP student who soon will earn his Bachelor degree.

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” – Oscar Wilde

Bali News

Garuda Opens Denpasar - Guangzhou Route

Garuda Indonesia has opened a new route linking Denpasar (Bali) and Guangzhou (China) with the first inaugural flight taking off on Sunday, 22nd November 2015. This route will fly three roundtrip flights per week, departing from Bali on Tuesday, Fridays, and Sundays and returning from Guangzhou on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturdays.

A Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft, configured to accommodate twelve business class passengers and one hundred and fifty economy class passengers, will service the new route.


Soekarno Museum & Library Finally Opens in Bali

Soekarno Museum & Library - a museum dedicated to the early history of Indonesia through the legacy of Soekarno, Indonesia’s first president, was inaugurated on 22 November by Megawati Soekarnoputri, Indonesia’s fifth president and Soekarno’s daughter.

Located on Jalan Raya Puputan in Denpasar, the museum has on display significant artefacts such as books, documents, significant speeches, photographs and even the former President’s bed. A total of 1,450,000 books are kept in the library, all of which are original and none are reproductions.

The museum is set to attract cultural tourists who are interested in Indonesia’s struggle for independence and the contentious time Sukarno reigned as President.

Cultural News

Pagerwesi, 2 December 2015

Pagerwesi is the day when the Balinese strengthen their minds and souls against evil forces. Etymologically Pagerwesi derives from the two Balinese words “pager” and “wesi”, which means fence and iron respectively. The iron fence is a symbol of strong self-protection and on Pagerwesi the Balinese focuses on building a strong personal fortification to ensure that evil doesn't enter their minds, speech and deeds.

In many regions in Bali, Pagerwesi is considered to be a really important holiday which is celebrated excessively in a similar fashion to Galungan Day.


Tumpek Landep, 12 December 2015

Tumpek Landep is a day in which homage is paid to items made from steel, silver, bronze, copper and other metals. In addition to these items, other metal objects such as modern machinery, automobiles and such, are also blessed in hope to the better use in daily life.

On this day you'll see cars and motorcycles decorated with intricate stitched-leaf ornaments called 'sampian' roaming the streets in Bali.

Tour of the Month - Discover a different side of Bali with Bali Quad Discovery Tours

Aiming to show the people a wonderful and unspoilt part of Bali, Bali Quad Discovery Tours provides a different kind of experience from quad biking, buggy riding and tubing, which make it perfect for those who want a great day out.

What makes their tour unique is the fact that they reach the most hidden spots on the island, meet the friendly local people, and mostly use small tracks which are also used by them.

The Bali Quad and Bali Buggy Tours will bring you to a part of Bali where you still can find old traditions alive. You will drive yourself with a specially designed off road car or 4-wheel motorcycle that copes with all kinds of terrain through an authentic part of Bali, passing rice fields, crossing jungle and driving through some Balinese villages.

Bali Quad’s Tubing Adventure gives you chances to be so close to the nature by drifting down the Siap Stream in Payangan area in your own Inflatable Tube and discover so many different species of plants and animals. There is a big chance that you spot a group of monkeys playing in the surrounding forests or see some rare species of birds.

With over 15 years of experience Bali Quad Discovery Tours is one of the few adventure pioneers in Bali. High standard in every aspect of their programs ensures a great sightseeing tour with a lot of fun without compromising safety.

Get up to 15% discount on Bali Quad Discovery Tours at our Tour & Information Centre.

Our Star Performers

Every month we hold our staff gathering, where we recognise our star performers, celebrate our staff birthdays and present an update on new hotel products and services. Here are our winners for September 2015, these staff members have excelled in their duties and the services offered to our guests.

I Ketut Suwitera, our Housekeeping Assistant from Housekeeping Department won the title as Employee of the Month from Front of the House. He joined with us in 1991 and over the years has shown his commitment to provide clean and comfortable rooms for our guests in the resort.


I Ketut Winata, from Housekeeping Department won the title as Employee of the Month from Heart of the House. A father of 2, he enjoys tending to the resort’s lush garden and blossoming plants since 1991.

 


I Gusti Agung Ngurah Suarbawa, also from Housekeeping Department, won the Employee of the House as Guest Nominee. A skilled Housekeeping Assistant, he enjoys giving the PRIME service to ensure that everyone will have the utmost experience in staying at the resort.

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

Housekeeping were very patient with us. Our youngest child had a long nap during the day and they always cleaned beautifully and the kids loved all the towel animals. Amy Thomas (Australia)

Wirawan is wonderful and friendly. Would come back just to see him! Love the towel animals, great touch. Mitchell Kerr (Australia)

Breakfast, spot on excellent variety, lunch pool side great fresh variety and dinner always well presented with loads to choose from. David Carroll (Australia)

We loved our stay. Staff were amazing, food was excellent and rooms are great. In this 13 visits to Bali, these are the best staff we have dealt with. A credit to themselves and an asset to the management. Zac Etcell (Australia)

The resort is very clean inside and outside. Very pleased with all. Staff were great with our grandkids always smiling and polite. Kerry Berewen (Australia)

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