Welcome to the July 2013 edition of the Bali Dynasty Newsletter.
In this month’s issue we are looking ahead to August which filled with interesting information about what is currently going on around the resort, plus several specials and promotions for the coming period and also this month will brings Indonesia’s 68th Independence day celebration on the 17th August and apart from our hotel’s festivities some of the Bali Dynasty Management and Staff will be visiting the Children of Cegi and Pengalusan villages for the children’s Independence day celebration.
Have a scroll through these and don't miss out!
We hope you enjoy the read and look forward to seeing you soon at the Bali Dynasty Resort.
Special Soft Shell 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.
H2O Daily Theme Nights
Take a culinary journey around the world with our H2O Theme Night Dinners.
Mondays - Italian Pasta Pizza Night Rp.180,000 net
A wide variety of fresh pasta dishes with rich authentic sauces, there's Pizza too! Kids can join the Kids Fashion show starting at 7.30pm.
Tuesdays - Brazillian BBQ Night Rp.180,000 net
Enjoy and savour delicious Mexican dishes including tacos, quesadillas, fajittas, enchiladas, burritos, refried beans and brown rice.
Wednesdays - Wild West WednesdayRp.180,000 net
Ribs, Burgers, Chicken Wings and Sausage Sizzle. Enjoy the Kids Magic Show!
Thursdays - Satay Night Rp. 180,000 net
Char grilled Chicken, Beef & Pork Skewers.
Fridays - Malam Bali NightRp.195,000 net
Authentic Balinese Buffet Dinner. Your kids can join the dance too!
Saturdays - Aussie BBQ Rp.180,000 net
Juicy Australian Steaks, Chicken and Beef Sausages.
Sundays - Roast Night Rp.180,000 net
Traditional Roast Beef Dinner, with Pork, Vegetables & Yorkshire Pudding and Gravy.
Dont forget our Extra Family Value!
Up to 2 kids 12 years and under EAT FREE from the Buffet when accompanied by two full paying Adults.
WiFi Special promo
Internet Special Promo!
Just pay US$ 5.00 per day for the duration of your stay
and enjoy unlimited free Internet for up to 2 Devices
Vouchers available at our Tour and Information Centre
located just off the main lobby
Express Dim Sum at Golden Lotus
If you have not yet tried our new and improved Dim Sum Sunday buffet then make sure you give it a try. Its just Rp125,000 per person for all you can eat including Chinese Tea.
If you cannot make it along on a Sunday then try our weekday Express Dim Sum Lunch! It's designed to be served within 45 minutes (or your money back!) to allow you to nip out from the office. It's just Rp90,000 nett per person (min 2 people) and allows you to select up to 4 dishes each and includes complimentary Chinese Tea.
So if you are wondering where to go to grab a quick bite of lunch on your lunch break - make sure you choose Golden Lotus!
Indonesian Independance day
On August 17th Indonesian people happily celebrate the Independence Day of Republic of Indonesia. The happiness is of their freedom from Dutch and Japanese colonisation.
On this special day everything is decorated in red and white and everyone displays large red and white flags outside their houses.
Banjars organise a clean up of the area or kerja bakti. Drains are swept, weeds are cut back, debris is burned and public areas are repainted.
An important ceremony on this day is the flag hoisting at the National Palace, televised live. Full of pomp and circumstance and conducted basically the same way each year, it is a spectacle of the greatest respect and honor for the flag and for the Republic.
Meanwhile local neighbourhoods are preparing fun games for the kids such as sack races, kerupuk-eating, eel-catching, dancing with balloons, climbing, tug-of-war, recycle creativity, etc. Each province has their own traditional games. The winner of every game will get a present or trophy from the organizer, such as books, stationary, food and drinks, or luxurious things like bikes, motorcycles or televisions which are sponsored by large companies.
As a visitor to Bali you are always welcome to join in the neighborhood activities. Join in the fun ... and spend time getting to know the friendly locals!
New Toll road in Bali soon to be opened
A lot will agree that the new underpass has gone some way to relieve the traffic congestion however we are now awaiting the soon to be opened first toll road in Bali which we hope will further relieve the traffic congestion from the southern areas enabling people travelling from the South (Nusa Dua) to bypass the airport and Simpang Siur. This will be followed by the opening of the new airport in early October in time for APEC.
Ramadan and Lebaran Celebrations
Idul Fitri, more commonly referred to in Indonesia as Lebaran, is the celebration that comes at the end of the Muslim month of fasting, Ramadhan. Every day during this month, Muslims around the world spend the daylight hours in a complete fast. Muslims all over the world abstain from food, drink, and other physical needs during the daylight hours.
Hari Raya Lebaran will be celebrated on the 8th and 9th of August 2013 when most of the muslims will return home and spend time with their family.
Saraswati and Pagerwesi Celebrations
Offering making, praying, feasting and the raising of penjors - large decorated bamboo poles - are among the traditions of the Balinese holidays.
Most of the Balinese holidays are dictated by the Balinese calender systems, where a year consists of 210 days. Therefore Balinese holidays like Galungan, Kuningan, Saraswati and Pagerwesi falls on different dates every year and sometimes two times within the same year
Balinese Hindus will celebrate two important festival dates in the month of August.
Saraswati day is a traditional Balinese holiday to celebrate the day when knowledge is given by God through the beautiful goddess Saraswati. No books are to be opened on Saraswati day. Saraswati will this year be celebrated on the 10th of August 2013 and Pagerwesi Day, which falls on Wednesday 14th August the day where Hindus strengthen their mental and spiritual fortification against evil. Pagerwesi is celebrated in larger scale in the north than in the south, including the erection of Penjors(tall decorated bamboo poles).
Tour of the Month - WATERBOM
A great Family day out!
Waterbom Bali is home to more than 21 world class waterslides and leisure facilities for all ages. Located in the heart of Kuta, Waterbom Bali is literally an oasis surrounded by tropical Bali gardens. These exciting and adrenaline pumping water slides slice through 3.8 hectares of landscaped tropical parks providing hours of fun and entertainment for the young and young at heart! There are 101 ways to fill 24 hours each day with thrilling activities on land and in water. For relaxation, drift leisurely in a tube raft or go for a tranquil dip in inviting blue pools.
Set your own pace for a day of fun in the sun or relaxation in the shade; perfect for the whole family or for that special getaway. With a choice of dining outlets and a swim-up bar for tropical drinks, Waterbom Bali is the one-stop leisure capital of Bali.
World-class slides and rides are built and maintained to strict international safety standards. The advanced salt chlorination technique is soft on the environment and on your skin.
For Special prices book the Waterbom park at our Tours and Information Centre located near the Lobby or take a lok at our special "Adventure Package" which incorporates Waterbom
What the Guests say!
The kids water slide and playground are excellent. Fantastic facilities great location and overall a wonderful hotel with amazing staff Mrs. A, Australia
Loved the themed nights at H2O fantastic food and service. Kids loved the show. Gracie Kelly’s bands were great. Mrs. J, Australia
Our stay was made as wonderful as it was mainly because of the Dynasty it’s employees, facilities, convenience and general mood and atmosphere Mr. N, Malaysia
We ate at H2O most nights because two of our children ate for free and the other was half price. This is was great option for us because two of our children don’t eat much at all. Ms. B, Holland
Gracie Kelly’s was one of the best, having good service friendly staff, lovely food and I have been in other out but Dynasty is much better and nicer compliments. Ms.H, German
We are in real estate business in New Zealand and would highly recommend your hotel to people who are coming to holiday in Bali. Ms. C, Singapore
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