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Gold Medal of Tri Hita Karana for Bali Mandira

Bali Mandira Beach Resort & Spa proudly announces receipt of Gold Medal of prestigious Bali’s Tri Hita Karana (THK) Awards which was held at Bali Safari & Marine Park on 26 November 2011.

This achievement reflects the efforts and active participation of our resort to maintain the harmony of Bali’s unique culture towards environment, spiritual life, and human relations.

Tri Hita Karana is a Balinese Hindu philosophy that represents the harmonization of the relationship between humans and God (Parahyangan), human to human (Pawongan), and human with the environment (Palemahan) into an integral unity. These three sources create harmony and preserve the balance to peaceful life and happiness.

New chef at Bali Mandira

We’re proud to introduce you our new chef, Arouna Ilboudo. From the beginning of December 2011, he became an integrate part of our dedicated and talented food & beverage team.

Arouna, age 38, was born in the picturesque region of Normandy, North-West France.  He started cooking at the age of 16 in his native country, spending years later in fine restaurants from the UK, Belgium and Switzerland. We were pleased to find out that he was the catering chef at the famous Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.

Although he traveled a lot around the world, Arouna decided to live in Bali since 2006.  He said he loves the island and its kind people. A very quality oriented chef, he hopes to have a very good experience at Bali Mandira with nice and tasty results. Bonne chance, Arouna!

Also we would like to express our gratitude for our previous chef, David Cailleba, for being a part of Bali Mandira staff for the last two years.

Bali Mandira TV channels

From November 2011, Bali Mandira Beach Resort & Spa is offering 65 TV channels. Here’s the complete list:

HBO, HBO Signature, Cinemax, Star Movies, AXN, Celestial Movies, CNN, BBC World News, Channel News Asia, Al Jazeera International, CNBC, Deutsche Welle, TV 5 Monde, France 24, Phoenix, ESPN,  Star Sport, Eurosport, Vision 1 Sport, Travel & Living, NHK World Premium, Star World, Australia Network, Rai International, TVE, PTP Planeta,  KBS World, RTP International, Asian Food Channel, Fashion TV, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, MTV, Channel [V] International, Disney Channel, Nickledeon, Playhouse Disney, Carton Network, Animax, CBeebies, Biography, Golf Channel, CCTV 4, Russia Today, BBC Knowledge, Fox News, E! Entertainment, Arirang, Bloomberg, MNC Channel, TVRI, RCTI,  SCTV, Indostar, MNC TV, ANTV, Metro TV, Trans 7, Trans TV, Global TV, Bali TV, TV One, Dewata TV.

 

Bali Mandira on "Eat, Stay and Play"

Mahlia Simpson

We are pleased to announce that we had very important visitors last week. A team from TV show “Eat, Play & Stay”, an award-winning show hosted by Mahlia Simpson on Fox Australia (Foxtel), was here to release a short documentary about Bali Mandira Beach Resort & Spa.

The TV team filmed everything – from rooms, cuisine and surfing classes to Balinese shows and Glow Spa. From the kitchen they have tasted our lobster Thermidor, Gazpacho Soup, Balinese Sate, Chocolate Moelux, Chocolate Bavaroise and Hawaian Chicken Salad.

So, dear Australian friends, be aware! The “Eat, Stay & Play” show, presenting Bali Mandira and two other Balinese resorts (Pulmann Hotel and Sentosa Villas), will be aired live soon (with some re-runs) on Fox Australia (Foxtel) Channel 183. After that, the movie will be available on Youtube, here on the blog and on the website.

Temple's anniversary

The odalan (birthday) of Bali Mandira’s Padmasana Temple took place on October 11th.  Every temple in Bali has a regularly scheduled festival, the odalan, to celebrate the anniversary of temple dedication, which following the lunar calendar, occurs every 210 days. Padmasana Temple from Bali Mandira Beach Resort & Spa is one of the 20.000 Balinese temples around the island.

Our staff have started the preparation three days before by cleaning the area, decorating the temple preparing penjor (bamboo decorations) and offerings. On Tuesday October 11th, all Hindus employees gather for the praying led by The Priest. They have prayed together for harmony and blessing for all of us by The Almighty.

Bali Mandira OK!

Dear friends,

We’re all fine after yesterday’s earthquake. The hotel wasn’t affected at all, and our guests and employees are OK. We are fully operational and no damage has occurred anywhere in the hotel. We just had a twenty seconds rock and roll shake. The Gods are still protecting Bali. That’s why it is called “The Island of Gods”, right?

We thank you all for your worries and good thoughts.

New items in the breakfast menu

We know how important breakfast is and why it is considered the most important meal of the day. Our kitchen staff is working constantly to improve and to diversify the selection of breakfast items. Starting this week, we kindly invite you to taste some new items:

  • Oatmeal Porridge (hot milk, raisin, honey)
  • Chicken Stuffed Tomato
  • Tomato Breaded
  • Herb Potato Cube
  • Sauted Mushroom
  • Chicken Curry Puff
  • Gado-gado
  • Fried Rice
  • Pork Stuffed Zucchini
  • Beef Rendang
  • Fish Curry
Pictures will be available starting Monday September 19th.