Welcome to our December 2012 edition of the Bali Dynasty Newsletter.
Don't let the palm trees and balmy outside temperatures mislead you . . . it's Christmas time in Bali.
It may be the start of the rainy season in Bali, but the spirit of Christmas is well and truly with us.
Our guests are welcomed by our 4 meter Christmas tree that adorns our Lobby.
The hotel is nearly full for the festive celebrations and for anyone wishing to join any of our festive events we urge them to book as soon as possible since these too are selling out quickly!
In this issue we look at the our upcoming Australia Day celebrations at Gracie Kelly’s and looking further ahead to our Chinese New Year celebrations at Golden Lotus and our ‘Back to Bali Dynasty’ Party in Perth.
And of course all the news and happenings around the Resort.
All the Staff & Management of Bali Dynasty Resort would like to wish all our guests and supporters a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year…See you at the Bali Dynasty in 2013
Bali Dynasty Resort scores a "Hat Trick"!
As the year draws to a close the Bali Dynasty Resort is celebrating its’ latest 3 accolades which have been awarded in December.
Firstly the Bali Dynasty Resort was recognised by the Travel Corporation and awarded a Gold Plaque in recognition of the resorts’ outstanding partnership and cooperation throughout 2012 enabling it to become the number one supporter in Bali. The Travel Corporation encompasses both New Horizons Holidays and Creative Holidays and is one of the biggest wholesaler producers of room nights out of Australia to Bali.
The second award was the accomplishment for the second year on the run for the Bali Dynasty Resort as the Best Family Resort in Indonesia as recognised by the Indonesian Tourism and Travel Awards for 2102 / 13 which was conducted through an online poll as well as final selection committee who reviewed the hotels credentials and feedback from guests.
The third award was that of achieving an “Emerald”; the highest accolade possible in the Tri Hita Karana awards which recognises the significant achievements in incorporating spiritual, social and environmental principles and practices into the business which the resort has done through the Bali Dynasty Charity Effort, supporting a remote education project in north eastern Bali as well as its’ efforts to support the spiritual beliefs and to ensure that the hotel operates with minimum impact on the environment which it has been focusing on through its’ EC3 programme.
Earlier in the year the Bali Dynasty Resort also received recognition from Holiday With Kids as the best Family Resort in Bali as voted by Holiday with Kids, an Australian holiday publication.
Over the past year the resort has focused on further enhancing its’ facilities to create an even more memorable family experience with the addition of the new Kids Water Fun Zone with its’ giant bucket and water cannons as well as the introduction of the High Flyer Trapeze School, a thrilling experience for all the family which helps overcomes inhibitions and builds self confidence. In addition to this the resort has also launched the Ashoka Spa in June 2012 which offers a variety of spa treatments which also focus on treatments for him and her, as well as for children.
The resort continues to enhance its product offering through an activity programme which runs seven days a week for all ages as well as in the Teen Club and Kids Club offering an array of activities from village walks, water volleyball, towel origami lessons, Indonesian lessons where you cook your own authentic Balinese lunch leaving not a dull moment for those looking for more of a holiday experience than just lying around the pool!
Thank you all, our improvement couldn't be made without your valuable feedback and suggestions, so our achievement is yours too!
What's Tri Hita Karana
As the weather keeps changing all the time; that is why we need to keep the harmony between God, Human and the Environment. In Bali, they have the concept of Tri Hita Karana, it is a unique Balinese Hindu lifestyle philosophy that embodies the belief that physical and spiritual wellbeing is achieved through a balanced existence. This concept extends to maintaining a positive relationship between man, the environment and God Almighty.
Similarly, traditional Balinese architecture also adheres to the basic principles of this religious ideology. Village homes as well as temples are built using an age-old measuring system to ensure harmony between the structure and its owner. The size of any new dwelling or shrine is tailored to the height specifications and other body measurement of the family patriarch. All construction is followed by an intricate blessing ritual whereby the building is ‘brought to life’ with offerings and sacred mantras.
Australia Day at Gracie Kellys Irish Pub
To celebrate Australia Day on the 26th January, Gracies says “G’day mate” as we stage an Aussie extravaganza at Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub.
From 7pm Onwards|
LIVE MUSIC WITH THE RAIS PADDIES, DRINKING COMPETITION, LUCKY DRAW, BEST DRESS COMPETITION, BARTENDER SHOW.
You can be sure that Saturday, 26 January will be a big night out at Gracie’s as we celebrate Australia day. We will be offering Special Aussie favourites on the Gracie’s menu.
Let’s not forget our Australian day 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.
Don’t miss a real Aussie night out….and no one throws a party quite like in the Irish Pub!!!
Chinese New Year at Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant
Chinese Barong Sai on Saturday , 9 February 2013, 7 pm
Chinese Duo on Sunday, 10 February 2013, 7 pm
Chinese New Year signature dish "YEE SANG"
Available from 26 January - 25 February 2013
Small Rp. 50,000 net, Medium Rp. 75,000 net, Large Rp. 100,000 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 that they have to eat "Yee Sang"during Chinese New Year and they believe that life and business will be prosperous and it warrants good luck
"HONG WAN SALMON YEE SANG" SET MENU
Rp. 219,000 net/person (Minimum 2 persons)
Prosperity "Hong Wan" Salmon Yee Sang
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
Back to Bali Dynasty - Tickets on Sale!
Don’t Miss out on our 20th BACK TO BALI DYNSTY PARTY IN PERTH "Help the Poor Children of Bali"
Looking ahead to Saturday, March 9th 2013, we will once again be holding our Annual ‘Back to Bali Dynasty’ Charity Dinner for 2013 at the Western Australian Italian Club at Fitzgerald Street in North Perth.
This year is a very special party since it is our 20th! Tickets are now on sale at the WA Italian Club and we urge you to get your booking in early since we will have a limitation on the number of people we can accept!
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.
You can also expect to see some of your favourite Bali Dynasty Staff in attendance too! We will update you the final name so that you can see who is attending soon.
Tickets on sale at the Italian Club from Monday to Friday between 9am - 5pm or call Vinnie on 9328 4104 or 9328 4154 for tickets.The ticket price for Adults is AU$40 and Children AU$30.
THERE WILL BE NO SALE OF DOOR TICKETS ON THE NIGHT.
Tickets are also available from the reception at the Bali Dynasty Resort!
Family Adventure Package
Find the perfect family adventure vacation at Bali Dynasty Resort!
We are offering you the Adventure time and fun for the entire family!
"Family Adventure Package" US$ 930 net per package
3 nights - 4 days!
Spend 4 days at Bali Dynasty Resort, which is only a quick walk to Waterbom Park, Kuta's nightlife and Discovery Shopping Mall.
3 nights accommodation in a Family Studio room
Free Entrance to Waterbom Park 2 adult + 2 children under 12 years old and under
One time High Flyers Trapeze lesson for 2 adult + 2 children under 12 years old and under
Happy Hours at the Upper Deck @H2O
Daily from 6pm to 7pm we are offering a 50% discount of Balimoon cocktails with FREE tapas. We feature a Live DJ twice a week from 4pm to 9pm playing your favourite sounds during sunset and beyond
Tuesday Night is time for Mexican Night
Enjoy our Mexican Night Buffet dinner and savour delicious Mexican dishes including tacos, quesadillas, fajitas, enchiladas, burritos, refried beans and brown rice.
Kid's Movie Night at the KIds Club
Let the kids enjoy special Kids Movie night every Thursday Night at the Kids Club from 6pm to 9pm which allows the parents some time on their own and the possibility to dine together for a romantic dinner!
Each week we show the Kid's favourite movies and during movie time the Kids can help themselves to a special kids buffet set up in the kids club.(subject to minimum 10 kids or a la carte is served). For just just Rp.75,000 it's great value and includes ice cream, popcorn and a fruit juice or water.
Golden Lotus Dim Sum Lunch Buffet
If you are passionate about Chinese food and love entertaining family and friends, then the Golden Lotus for Sunday Dim Sum Lunch is the place for you.
Dim Sum Sunday Lunch Buffet start from 10am to 2.30pm for only Rp.110,000 net per person, the price includes Chinese tea. We have created over 60 different Dim Sum dishes for you to choose from and as you can imagine It can get quite busy on Sundays, so come early.
We haven’t forgotten the Kids, we offer half price for Kid’s under 12 years old get a 50% discount, while Kid’s under 6 EAT FREE!
Dont forget each weekday lunchtime you can enjoy our Dim Sum a la carte menu.
The Golden Lotus is a MSG free restaurant.
Chinese Shanghai Sesame Chicken
You have just one more month to try our special “Shanghai Sesame Chicken” promotion in Golden Lotus!
Our experienced chefs at Golden Lotus prepare their Sesame Chicken using a famous Shanghai recipe.
The dish is served in two ways, as a starter, the chef will present the full chicken at your table and skilfully remove the crispy skin whilst the talented waiters and watresses take the chicken skin with their chopsticks and delicately serve it in a chinese pancake along with cripsy spring onions and cucumber and black bean sauce.
The remainder of the chicken (the meat) is then returned to the kitchen and the chicken is shredded and prepared in a black pepper sauce for your main course.
The dish is traditionally served with white rice and steamed broccoli. Available till the 31st of January 2013.You can now enjoy Shanghai Sesame Chicken at the very special price of IDR 215.000 net / whole chicken available for Lunch and Dinner, it's a great feed for up to 4 people!
For more complete information of what is happening around the resort click here to view our latest Gecko!
Join our Cooking Demo at H2O
If you love to cook and are passionate about food then join our popular weekly Asian cooking demonstrations for FREE. Join us at H20 poolside at 12pm every Wednesday. All participants receive a 20% discount voucher for a la carte dinner at SEN5ES and Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant.
Saraswati Day Celebration in Bali
Bali’s Hindu community will celebrate Saraswati Day on the 12th of January 2013, which occurs every 210 days on the local Balinese calendar system. Saraswati is an auspicious day on Bali’s religious calendar that honours education and all forms of higher learning. Schools and universities around the island will mark this occasion by placing offerings of fruit and flowers on books and computers. Students then gather for a session of communal prayer to express gratitude for past achievements and guidance for future academic endeavours.
The beautiful Balinese Hindu Goddess of Knowledge, Dewi Saraswati, is the ultimate symbol of this day. She rides upon the back of an elegant swan resting on a bed of lotus flowers to show her eternal wisdom and holiness. In each of her four hands she bears a tool that is associated with humanity, science and the arts to emphasize that obtaining knowledge is a never ending cycle.
Tour of the Month - Flying Trapeze with High Flyers Bali
Everyone can experience some of the magic and mystique of the circus right here at the Bali Dynasty Resort!
High Flyers Bali offers a unique opportunity to experience the exhilaration of flying trapeze under tropical blue skies right here at the Bali Dynasty Resort.
Suitable for teambuilding groups or individuals aged between the ages of 7 and 70, High Flyers will enable people to develop and realise their inner potential. Classes start from IDR.325.000 per one and a quarter hour session. Course sessions will be available at a discount where many different types of tricks can be learnt.
Season Daily (except Monday) from 3pm - 4.15pm and 4.30 - 5.45
Book at the Trapeze or at the Tour and Information Centre
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 November 2012. These staff members have excelled in their duties and the services offered to our guests.
We also have a Guest Nomination is chosen by our guests who fill in the guest feedback forms before they check out.
Congratulations goes out first to NI MADE CHRISTINE RAHAYUwho is one of our sales team. Christine is this month's Employee of the Month 'Front of the House' and she has been with Bali Dynasty since December 2007, She is married and has 1 kid. Congratulations Christine!
Our Employee of the Month 'Heart of the House' is MUJI SANTOSO. Muji has been at the Bali Dynasty Resort since November 1996 in the Engineering Department, where he is responsible for ensuring guest rooms are maintained in "mint condition". He is married and has 3 children
Finally our Guest Nomination for November is I GUSTI AGUNG NGURAH SUARBAWA from the Housekeeping Department. He is quite a familiar face and well known by many of our guests.
His three children keep him busy during hometime and he has been with Bali Dynasty since 1990 almost when the hotel first opened.
Congratulations to all our Winners!
What the guests say
Fantastic hotel, we feel very safe here. Safe with security, safe with food and water quality. Would definitely come back again. MR & Mrs. G - Australia
The separation of the kids area and the adult’s area was a good idea and Excellent hotel we intend on returning, only a hotel are such great quality could attract us back more times MR & Mrs. B - Holland
Very impressed with the Bali Dynasty, all the staff were extremely friendly and helpful all the times. Felt the service much better than we have experienced in Australia in hotels/resorts. MR & Mrs. N - Australia
The rooms are the cleanest I have been in for a long time. Could not have asked for any better. MR & Mrs. M - Singapore
We decided to eat in the hotel restaurants rather than outside as the service and quality of the food was superior MR & Mrs. S - German
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