Welcome to the August 2013 edition of the Bali Dynasty Newsletter
August has been another busy month with many activities in and around the resort. The weather has cooled down and most Bali lovers enjoy the breeze at night.
The school holidays have come and gone and it was great seeing so many familiar faces, also we met many first timers to the Bali Dynasty too!
In this edition we will be informing you about some of our latest in house promotions and tell you about our latest trip to Pengalusan to join the village kids of our Charity Effort in their Independence Day celebrations. We appreciate your continuous support towards the Bali Dynasty's Charity Effort and in this newsletter we will share with you how you can help us to continue to support the sustainability, the educational project and the maintenance of the school in Pengalusan.
Of course we will also have our regular features and we have a quick look ahead to some cultural events happening in Bali in September and October. If you are in Bali during this period, make sure not to miss these!
We hope you enjoy our update and see you soon at the Bali Dynasty Resort.
New Schedule Bali Airport Closure APEC 2013
The big conference of APEC CEO Summit 2013 will be held in early October of this year and the detail preparations have been done to execute this great event which will be held in Nusa Dua, an exclusive resort area located in south part of Bali Island.
The Indonesian officials have worked out on this project to perform the event run smoothly starting from administration, allocation for delegates, safety and security, transportation, event venues and much more. This event will take place between 5 – 9 October and most of the preparations are completely done.
It has been announced by The Indonesian Ministry of Transportation via the Directorate General of Air Communications that there will be a partial closure schedule for Bali's Ngurah Rai Airport during the APEC CEO Summit 2013.
The following is the new times of the airport closures:
On 05 October 2013 : NO CLOSURE
On 06 October 2013 : 10.00 am – 20.00 pm
On 08 October 2013 : 13.00 pm – 20.00 pm
On 09 October 2013 : 07.00 am – 14.00 pm
Travellers passing through the Bali Airport on the above dates should expect significant disruption in scheduled airline services, so discuss flying times and dates with your travel agent well in advance.
Don't Miss the Bali Dynasty Specials
Golden Lotus Chinese Restuarant with the special Soft Shelled Crab Promotion
From the 1st August to the 31st October, our Chinese Chef will be preparing one of his special dishes for you to enjoy; a special Soft Shelled Crab which are served with a choice of three different sauces.
Fried soft shell Crab with golden sand sauce Rp. 85,000nett
Sautéed soft shell Crab with Thai sauce Rp. 85,000nett
Fried soft shell Crab with Sweet and Sour sauce Rp. 85,000nett
Try our Chef’s soft shell Crab Promtion on your next visit to Golden Lotus.
SEN5ES with the Indonesian Rijsttafel Dinner and Schnitzel Special Dinner
You Must try our Rijsttafel dinner!
The Indonesian Rijsttafel, a Dutch word that literally translates to "rice table", is an elaborate meal adapted by the Dutch from the Indonesian feast called nasi padang. lt consists of several traditional Indonesian dishes served in small portions, accompanied by rice. Available every Tuesday, only Rp. 270.000net/couple including a special welcome drink!
Schnitzel Special Dinner.
Choose from beef, pork or chicken Schnitzel with your choice of sauce. Available every Friday, only Rp. 130.000net/person including salad bar and lyonaise potatoes.
Discount Specials at Ashoka Spa
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.
Do you prefer a spa treatment in the evening hours then make sure to reserve a treatment between 6pm and 9pm as Ashoka Spa offers a 20% discount on selected spa treatments during these hours every day!
Make sure not to miss out and book a relaxing day out!
The Bali Dynasty Management team visited Pengalusan recently, one of the hamlets in East Bali which the Bali Dynasty supports through the East Bali Poverty Project.
The occasion was the children’s Indonesian Independence Day celebration on the 17th of August that they put on for all their families. There are fun sports activities between the different schools and each school presents a cabaret show.
From Sanur we headed North East towards Mount Agung on a cool crisp clear day for the one and a half hour journey. The scenery is stunning with the mighty Mount Agung dominating the landscape. The children had set up their sports and stage area at a dry river bed as they do each year.
We arrived just in time for the flag raising ceremony with all the children dressed in their pristine school uniforms standing in orderly lines saluting their flag and singing their national anthem.
All very formal, but very moving. After the formalities the sports activities began with sack racing, cracker eating and a few other traditional games.
Then we all moved to the stage area where we were treated to cabaret shows from the different schools. The children have really grown in both music and dance. Some of the Children’s art was also on display, some of the drawings were breathtaking, so much colour.
A great day, an emotional day, but to see the kids again was a delight.
Support our Charity Effort
Our Bali Dynasty Charity Effort needs your support to continue to be able to support the village of Pengalusan in their education, maintaining the school and supplying them with school material requirements. For details visit Make A Difference.
You can help our Charity effort by supporting the ‘One Dollar to Check out’ program, donating in our donation boxes within the resort, joining our twice weekly Charity Quiz Nights in Gracie Kelly’s and our Charity Bingo around the pool and many other ways. Please visit our website for further details.
Cleaning is Fun!
In conjunction with the 68th Indonesian Independence Day, Bali Dynasty Resort organized a Fun Walk and Beach Clean for all the staff members on the 16th of August. The purpose of the Fun Walk is to demonstrate to the staff the importance of maintaining the environment. At the same time it was a great team building day whereby all levels of employees joined together for this exercise.
After the Fun Walk and the beach clean up, staff joined the fun games at the front of the resort. Games included krupuk eating contests, sarong races and other funny games whereby the winners received special prizes.
Event's Calender in Bali
Sanur Village Festival
Sanur Village Festival will be held in Sanur Bali from the 24th to 28th of September 2013. All activities take place at Maisonette Area of Inna Grand Bali Beach Hotel, Sanur
This festival, now in its 8th year, is held over 5 days, with the main attractions being at the food festival area combined with a wide range of both traditional and modern entertainment.
Kuta Karnival will be held for 5 days at Kuta beach from the 9th to 13th October 2013. There will be series of event like opening ceremony with Kite Festival, Balinese Arts, Cartoon exhibitions, Movie Screening, Bali Food Festival, Sand Sculpture Competition and lots more
Kuta Karnival Bali Food Festival - As a part of Kuta Karnival 2013, Bali Food Festival will also be held in this mega event. All those who loves cuisines or recipes can take part in this mega food event in Kuta region. There will be lot of people joining this food festival to present there culinary skills. Apart from delicious food stalls, there will be movie screening, DJ session, children playground and lot of other entertainment activities. So don't miss this Bali Food Festival at Kuta Karnival 2013.
Come and enjoy an event featuring fun, entertainment, tasty food, beach activities and lots more happening at Kuta Beach, Bali.
Bali Show Devdan at Nusa Dua Theatre
Experience an unforgettable Bali Show, Devdan "Treasure of the Archipelago"
This Bali show features a fusion of traditional Indonesian dance activities with modern contemporary dance, world-class aerial acrobatic attractions, dazzling costumes and hi-tech special effects. During the 90-minute performance, the audience is taken on a magical whirlwind tour of the Indonesian Archipelago. The performance is unique because of its focus on the diversity of cultures across Indonesia, from Bali to Sumatra, Java, Borneo and Papua with an extensive array of special effects, acrobatics and Traditional dance. In addition to the diversity and uniqueness of the traditional dances, costumes and music from around Indonesia, deliberately blended into the performance is contemporary music and "hip hop" dance, making the show very dynamic and entertaining for audiences of all ages from around the world.
The show is one of the most amazing Bali attractions and ensures to provide a perfect choice to fulfill your entertainment activities during your stay in Bali. The show is performing four times per week at Bali's newest and most advanced theatrical complex's located in the heart of Nusa Dua Bali.
Show Schedule Show Times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday at 19:00
Acrobats and Artists from around Indonesia are ensured to provide guests with one of the most memorable attractions during their visit to Bali. Be sure to book your seat early and get ready for the most amazing Bali show available.
For bookings visit our Tour & Information Centre near the hotel lobby.
Our Star Performers
Every month we hold a staff gathering, where we celebrate our staff birthdays, present an update on whats going on to all our team members as well as recognise those members of staff who have excelled. In July these staff members have excelled in their duties and the services offered to our guests. We also have a Guest Nomination Award and this award is chosen by our guests who fill in the guest feedback forms before they check out.
This month we are also including our Supervisor of the Quarter!
I KETUT SUWITERA is the winner of the Employee of the Month 'Front of the House'. Suwitera has been working at the Bali Dynasty Resort since 1991 as part of our Housekeeping team. Suwitera enjoys working in Dynasty and enjoys practicing his English with our hotel guests.
The winner of the Employee of the Month 'Heart of the House' isNI MADE JULIANI, Juliani started working at the Bali Dynasty Resort in August '1990 as Laundry Assistant, she is a mother of 3 children and her hobby is playing Balinese gamelan (traditional balinese music)
Congratulations to I GUSTI AGUNG NGURAH SUARBAWA, our Guest Nomination of the month. You will see Suarbawa's smiling face when he is cleaning your room every day as he works in our Housekeeping Department.
His three lovely children keep him busy during hometime. He has been with the Bali Dynasty Resort since 1990, almost since the hotel first opened.
Our Supervisor of the Quarter for the period June to August 2013 was I KETUT KARUNAfrom the Housekeeping Departement. He has been working with us since 1990 and he is quite a familiar face and well known by many of our guests. Congratulations KARUNA, well done!
Congratulations to all our winners!
What the guests say
Food & service were excellent. We really appreciated the special attention to the preparation of food for our son who has allergies. Ms. L, Australia
H2O was fantastic, kids loved the dancing Friday night. Sen5es buffet breakfast was yummy, Gracie Kelly’s was one of our best meals. Mr & Mrs. T, Singapore
Enjoyed Mexican night at H2O – delicious food and fun entertainment. Breakfast at Sen5es always of a good standard. Mrs. M, German
Thank you for a wonderful stay we enjoyed it a lot and we will definitely stay here again. Mr. J, Holland
The rooms are always very clean and fresh, also well maintained, the breakfast buffet is outstanding and would be one of the best not just in Bali but anywhere in the world. Mrs. K, Singapore
Meals at Golden Lotus and Gracie Kelly’s were on high standard. Mr & Mrs. R, Australia.
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