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Piodalan at the Bali Mandira Temple

Experience our Temple Celebration (Piodalan) at the Bali Mandira Temple on 08 Oct 2014.
Piodalan is a Hindu ceremony in Bali to celebrate the anniversary of a temple. This Piodalan is held once a year in the Balinese calendar to expressing sincere gratitude to God and wishing for the world’s peace and welfare.

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To celebrate Piodalan, we will collaborate to make Gebogan, in Balinese language, Gebogan  means ‘amount’ in the old period, the Balinese were using ‘amount’ of their harvested products. This offering is consisted of many kinds of fruits, flowers and other ornaments that is arranged from bigger to smaller to form the required shape. It is not just the artistic or aesthetic value of a person needed to make beautiful Gebogan, we have also to be patient to stick one by one of the fruits or flowers to its ‘core’ (made from the stem of banana sapling).

Banyu pinaruh day

image013Good Morning, I wake up really early today to go to the beach for Banyu Pinaruh ceremony. Banyu Pinaruh is one of culture procession which is aimed to purify the body and soul. This celebration is held one day after Sarasvati Day which is commonly executed at the beach, lake or river. According to Balinese belief, by taking a bath which is more known by Banyu Pinaruh will be able to refresh the body and eliminate the sultry feeling from the routine activity.

A SARASWATI DAY 2014

saraswatiToday is Saraswati day, a traditional Balinese holiday to celebrate the day when knowledge is given by God through the beautiful goddess Saraswati. Like many Balinese holidays, Saraswati day is held every six months (210 days), on Saturday of Watugunung (the last week in the Balinese calendar system) and is celebrated all over Bali.

BHA Coastal Cleanup was a Great Success

Bali, Saturday 20 September – Bali Hotels Association (BHA) participation in the International Coastal Cleanup campaign was another great success. The initiative saw more than 70 hotels under the BHA banner gather over 1600 volunteers to clear debris from several beaches and rivers in Nusa Dua, Legian, Kuta, Seminyak, Tabanan and Ubud. Approximately 19.5km was covered and everyone involved was proud to be part of the solution to help protect Bali’s coastal strip and waterways.

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BHA held a similar program last year whereby plastic bags, containers, cutlery, cans, cigarettes and household waste as well as abandoned shoes and fishing debris were just some of the 7,565 items collected. The total trash haul ended up weighing in at over 142,6 kilograms. This year even more volunteers donated their time to participate resulting in 435 bags being collected reaching 1,525 kilograms in total.

Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Clean Up has been running since 1986 and has become the world’s largest volunteer effort for ocean health. Each year millions of eco-friendly warriors from all over the globe help to clear trash from the shores of lakes, streams, rivers and oceans. Thanks to these volunteers recording every article collected, Ocean Conservancy has gained an accurate insight into the manufactured items which are impacting our planet’s health.

“Cleanups alone can’t solve the pollution problem. Nevertheless, by having a detailed index of all trashcollected provides a snapshot of what’s polluting our oceans so we can work to prevent specific items from reaching the water in the first place. We hope that this initiative will start a ripple effect. Ideally we want to encourage more people, locals and tourist alike, to assume responsibility for their daily consumption of one-time products that effectively contribute to the oceans trash problem,” commented Jean-Charles Le Coz, Vice Chairman of the Bali Hotels Association.

“It was an absolute pleasure to participate in the Bali Hotel Association’s International Coastal Cleanup 2014. We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone involved. We look forward to an even bigger and better cleanup next year to continue raising awareness and encouraging everyone to be more conscious about their trash,” said Clinton Lovell, Director of Environment Committee for BHA.

About BHA
Bali Hotels Association is a professional group of star rated hotels and resorts in Bali. Members include General Managers from more than 100 hotels and resorts representing over 15,000 hotel rooms and almost 30,000 employees in the tourism sector. The vision is to keep Bali as the most desirable tourism destination in Asia through the warmth and hospitality of its people.

One of the objectives of BHA is to support and facilitate the development of communities, education and the environment in Bali. BHA has initiated many projects involving association members as well as people within the industry. Only by supporting each other can these long term projects be achieved and benefit everyone on the island.

Participating Hotels:
Bali Mandira Beach Resort & Spa, DarshanaKuta Bali, All Seasons Resort Legian Bali, Grand Inna Kuta, Hard Rock Hotel Bali, Harris Kuta Beach, Harris Riverview, Harris Cokroaminoto, Harris Sunset Road Bali, Legian Beach Hotel, Padma Resort Bali at Legia, Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort, The Stones Hotel, Ramada Bali Camakila, Pullman Bali LegianNirwana, Regent Bali, PramaSAnur Beach Bali, PuriSantrian A Beach Resort and Spa, All Season Denpasar, The Pavilions, Bali, AnantaraSeminyak Bali, Amadea Bali, Anantara Vacation Club, The Royal Beach Seminyak Bali, The Oberoi, The Samaya, The Legian, Bali, The Villas, Sentosa, Courtyard Seminyak, Harris Seminyak, The Breezes, The Elysian, The Seminyak, Maya Ubud Resort & Spa, Pan Pacific Tabanan, Amarterra, Bali Tropic Resort & Spa, Conrad Bali, Grand Nikko Bali, Intercontinental Bali Resort, Kayumanis Nusa Dua Private Villa Spa, Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa, Ramada Benoa, Bali, Grand Aston Bali Beach Resort, Rama Beach Resort & Villas, Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali, Sun Island Hotel Kuta, Ramada Bintang Bali Resort, Febri’s Hotel, Aston Kuta Hotel & Residence, The Vira Bali Hotel, Bali Rani Hotel, PatraJasa Bali Resort & Villas, Waterbom Bali, Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel, Bali Dynasty Resort, Eden Hotel Kuta Bali, Risata Bali Resort & Spa, Grand Whiz Hotel Kuta, Bali Garden Beach Resort, Ramayana Resort & Spa Group, KutaParadiso Hotel

BHA Joins the 29th International Coastal Cleanup

International-Coastal-Cleanup

Bali, Friday 19 September – Bali Hotels Association (BHA) is going to proudly instigate the International Coastal Cleanup campaign by clearing debris in several beaches and river from Nusa Dua, Legian, Kuta, Seminyak, Tabanan to Ubud. More than 70 hotels of BHA members has enthusiastically signed up to particpate and be part of the solution to help protect the coastal strips and river of Bali.

Report from Ocean Conservacy.org, an astounding 648,015 volunteer volunteers in 92 countries picked up more than 12.3 million pounds of trash in the 2013 International Coastal Clean up act.
Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup has developed since 1986 to become the world’s largest volunteer effort for ocean health. Each year millions of eco-friendly warriors from all over the world help to clear trash from the shores of lakes, streams, rivers and oceans. Thanks to these volunteers recording every article collected, Ocean Conservancy gains accurate insight into the manufactured items which are impacting our planet’s health.

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Last year with the similar program that BHA held, plastic bags, containers, cutlery, cans, cigarettes and household waste as well as abandoned shoes and fishing debris were just some of the 7,565 items collected. The total trash haul ended up weighing in at over 142,6 kilograms.

“Bali Hotel Associations is extremely proud to be able to continue this eco-friendly initiative. To see the growth of of members that took part this year is truly remarkable. This initiative is directly in line with our objective, which is to continuously strive to find ways to support programs that protect the environment,” commented Jean-Charles Le Coz, Vice Chairman of the Bali Hotels Association.

“It’s an absolute thrill to participate in the Bali Hotel Association’s largest ever effort to clean up the coast and waterways on Saturday the 20th September. More than 72 hotels, tourism businesses and associations are offering thousands of staff, students and friends to join the international coastal clean-up initiative across eight different coastal and river way zones of Bali to collectively do our part to turn the tide on trash. I’d like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone involved and encourage everyone and every business to please continue to actively participate and support the many other various Bali Hotel Association lead green initiatives also such as improved recycling, reforestation, and the improved waste management suggestions to help keep Bali beautiful. Together we can achieve so much more!” – Clinton Lovell, Director in charge of Environment for BHA

“I DO” YOur Journey Starts here, Mandira Weddings

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Unexpected discoveries and stimulating engagements invite you to explore our perfect venues with Panoramic Ocean views. Whether you desire a grand wedding, a more intimate ceremony or an inspired anniversary, our creative wedding venues from rooftop space to outdoor beach front gardens will offer the perfect setting, Our hotel’s Personal Wedding Assistants are keen to carry out your wishes, the chef welcomes the opportunity to create an auspicious menu tailored for your special day.