Welcome to the April 2014 edition of the Bali Dynasty Newsletter.
We have just enjoyed a busy Easter Holiday period and we hope you had a great time with your family.
In this edition we will be looking at some of the great upcoming promotions. Golden Lotus will launch their new quarterly promotion, another delicious treat! Also Mothers Day is coming up soon and we are happy to give you some great ideas for a gift to suprise the most important woman in the world!
Also we will share with you the details on the latest trip to Pengalusan by the Adelaide High School who visited the children of our hotels' Charity Effort at their school.
We hope you enjoy the read and we look forward to seeing you soon at the Bali Dynasty Resort.
Golden Lotus Quarterly Promo
Chinese Herbal Seafood Soup & Chicken Soup
From the 1st of May to the 31st of July 2014 Golden Lotus has prepared some delicious traditional Chinese Herbal Soups.
The herbal soups, being one of the most popular dishes among the Cantonese, are rich in flavours and consist of special Chinese spices and herbs known for their great healing benefits. Wai-san for example, one of the herbs known as an anti-ageing herb and is particularly beneficial for the stomach, spleen and lungs.
The soups available during the coming quarter are:
Chinese Herbal Seafood Soup with Chinese Herbs and Apple
Chinese Herbal Chicken Soup with Chinese Herbs, Innoki mushroom, carrot and bamboo piths
During the special promotion period this delicacy is available at only Rp. 75.000 net/bowl
Visit the Golden Lotus and try our healty Herbal Soup!
Mother’s Day is a day for many people to show their appreciation towards mothers and mother figures worldwide. It is an annual event but is held at different dates in the calendar, depending on the country.
In most countries however, Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of the month May, this year being the 11th of May.
How will you show your mum how much she means to you this Mother’s Day? Why not spoil her with one of these great Mother’s Day gifts!
Spoil yourself or your beloved mother with a special treat at the Ashoka Spa
During the period 8 May to 14 May 2014 Ashoka Spa pampers all Moms with a little something extra!
This 3 hour pamper package starts with a warm footbath followed by a body scrub, a traditional Balinese massage and ends with a nice floral bath and a refresher facial. Only Rp. 1.000.000,- nett/package
Not sure what to give her? Visiting later on in the year? Choose a Gift Voucher with a choice from our special lunch or dinner vouchers, spa treatments at Ashoka Spa, theme and candlelit dinners and even room stays and upgrades. The choice is yours! firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gracie Kelly's 12th Anniversary
12 years already passed since we first opened Gracie Kelly's, Bali's 1st Original Irish Pub, and we will celebrate this big day in style! Mark your calendar, Friday 23 May 2014 from 7PM till late!
Another evening with lot's of FUN, ENTERTAINMENT and GREAT PRIZES to win with our Charity Raffle.
Enjoy Live Mucic by our popular Rais Paddies Band, an Irish Dance Show, Best Dress Competition and Bartender Fire Show.
Special drink offers are available during the night on Guinness & Kilkenny draught beer, Smirnoff Ice and Two Island Wine.
Gracie Kellys 12th Brithday will be one of the biggest days and nights of the year! Make sure not to miss it!
Pevonia Spa Promo
Enjoy a unique facial experience by Pevonia Botanica at Ashoka Spa
Ashoka Spa at the Bali Dynasty Resort is offering a luxurious skincare line consists of a range of revolutionary facial treatments using the world's leading face, body and spa care line Pevonia Botanica.
Enjoy 20% discount on each Facial Treatment by Pevonia with your choice of
Ashoka's Botanica Facial, Anti Aging Facial, Men’s Face Treatment and Refresher Facial during the month of May and June 2014.
Adelaide High School (AHS) in South Australia has been sponsoring the East Bali Poverty Project (EBPP) since 2011, initially donating the money required by the Bali Dynasty Resort to purchase the remaining 20 ‘desk chairs’for 2 of the EBPP schools, while for the last 3 years it has annually supplied the funds to purchase new uniforms for the students and staff at Cegi and Pengalusan Schools, with the uniforms incorporating the AHS logo as well as that of the EBPP.
Julie Ralph and her family, regular guests at the Bali Dynasty Resort, visited the schools twice in the last 18 months and been able to see firsthand how the AHS money and that of all the other sponsors, including the Bali Dynasty Resort, is being used by the EBPP to assist these isolated communities.
During their recent visit to Pengalusan they saw the improvements to the school, the ‘desk chairs’ and uniforms sponsored by AHS and they visited the Pengalusan hamlet where they witnessed day-to-day village life which has only recently been enhanced by the connection of electricity to the area.
The family and the Adelaide High School community are proud to support the East Bali Poverty Project through the Bali Dynasty Resort ‘Make a Difference” program. 'We have seen how our money is making a difference' said Julie and applaud the wonderful work of the EBPP staff in ‘helping people help themselves’.
The Bali Dynasty Charity Effort raises money in various ways; through its’ annual Back to Bali Dynasty Party in Perth, the regular twice weekly quiz nights in Gracie Kelly’s and donation boxes around the resort as well as a $2 to check out promotion where the guest has the option to donate or refuse.
The Bali Dynasty Resort, through the Bali Dynasty Charity effort established in 2000 has supported the integrated education projects of the East Bali Poverty Project initially supporting Cegi and Pengalusan schools and now fully supporting just Pengalusan. The program concentrates on educating 60 or so children in the basics of reading and writing, mathematics, arts and crafts, health, hygiene and organic farming with the objective that they become self sufficient in the long term. Since 2000, the Dynasty has raised over 2 billion Rupiah in aid making the Bali Dynasty Resort one of the leading sponsors of the East Bali Poverty Project.
Cultural Calendar in Bali
Galungan and Kuningan Day, Wednesday 21 & Saturday 31 May 2014
Galungan is a Balinese holiday that occurs every 210 days and lasts for 10 days. Kuningan is the last day of the holiday. Galungan means "When the Dharma is winning." During this holiday the Balinese gods visit the Earth and leave on Kuningan.
A long bamboo pole, or 'penjor', is made to decorate the entrance to the family compound. By late Tuesday afternoon all over Bali the visitor can see these decorative poles creating a very festive atmosphere in the street.
Although Galungan falls on a Wednesday, most Balinese will begin their Galungan 'holiday' the day before, where the family is seen to be busily preparing offerings and cooking for the next day.
Vesak Festival, Thursday 15 May 2014
Vesak Day is the most significant day of the year in the Buddhist calendar and is celebrated by Buddhists the world over. The day commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha and is a day of immense joy, peace and reflection. In Indonesia, Vesak Day usually falls in the month of May, on the 15th day of the fourth month of the Chinese Lunar Calendar.Borobudur is a central meeting point for Buddhists from all over Indonesia, and around the world on this auspicious day held on a full moon.
Tour of the Month - Taman Nusa Bali
Taman Nusa Bali - See Indonesia in One Afternoon
Taman Nusa is a NEW cultural park that aims to offer comprehensive information on the differing cultures of Indonesia’s various ethnic groups in an attractive and interactive way, while enjoying the natural beauty of Bali. Its mission is to provide a conservation, didactic and recreative means for both domestic and foreign visitors to accurately understand the depiction of Indonesia.
Situated on 15 hectares of land, visitors are invited to explore and experience Indonesia’s journey throughout the ages beginning from the prehistory, bronze age, kingdoms, and an archipelago of Indonesian cultures. The journey continues to the early national era, independence, modern times and finally to the nation’s future.
For special prices and bookings please visit the Tour Information Centre just off our hotel Lobby.
Our Star Performers
Every month we hold a staff gathering, where we celebrate our staff birthdays and present an update on new hotel products and services. Here are our winners in February 2014. These staff members have excelled in their duties and the services offered to our guests. We have a Guest Nomination Award and this award is chosen by our guests who fill in the guest feedback forms before they check out.
I MADE SUPADMA
Employee of the Month, Front of the House is I MADE SUPADMA, or Padma to his friends. Most of you will recognise Padma from the Housekeeping Department keeping your room clean every day and he has been working at the Bali Dynasty since 1990. He has two children and enjoys shopping with his children.
Padma also has been nominated by the guests as very helpfull and friendly therefore our Guest Nomination Award went this month AGAIN to him. Well done Padma, we are very proud of you!
NI WAYAN ARLIN NIA SARI is Employee of the Month 'Front of the House' from the Spa and Recreation Department. She is one of our newer staff members and started at the Bali Dynasty Resort in June 2012 as one of our Spa Receptionists. She is married with one child and she loves to travel and watch movies. Say hello to Arlin if you meet her in Ashoka Spa.
Loved the hospitality room while we waited for late flight. Loved that we had activities on Nyepi day. Mrs. E, Australia
Kids club was excellent, my children loved the range at activities on offer. Mr/Mrs. K, Germany
Once again it was lovely to return to the Dynasty for a relaxing holiday. The staff are exceptional and always there to assist in making your holiday even more special. Mr/Mrs. M, Australia
Thank you for another great holiday. We came with our child and family and they had a great holiday. Food and staff excellent as always, massage and spa girls very good and very friendly. Mr/Mrs. K, Singapore
The night market was a nice convenience. The pool and beach access are great. Mr/Mrs. K, Holland
Good variety of restaurants all offering good food choices and excellent service. Mrs. N, Australia
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