Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2014
The Management of Bali Mandira Beach Resort & Spa Wishing you all the joys of the Christmas season and have very happy New Year may you enjoy good health in the coming year
Bali Island remains one of the most artistically rich and easily identifiable cultures of the world, mostly due to its predominantly Balinese Hindu religion. Take the Barong or Lion Dance for instance. This mask is easily recognizable to just about anyone familiar with the island. Amazing people, amazing culture,and guess what? We got it at Bali Mandira weekly!
A picture of Mount Agung we took yesterday early morning during one of our tours. The volcano is still active and the tallest mountain in Bali at over three thousand meters or aproximatelly ten thousand feet. Also the holiest of places in the island according to the local Balinese Hindu religion, especially the Mother Temple built at the foot of this massive mountain.
Hemmerle Robin Teresa Jehle, known as Robin Lim, was named the 2011 CNN Hero of the Year.
Lim, who runs the Yayasan Bumi Sehat health clinic, has spent decades in Bali teaching how gentle birth and exclusive breastfeeding are crucial for the growth and development of babies.
Read the full article on Jakarta Post.
The 52 Grammy Award nominee in 2010, Jason Mraz will visit Bali in his “Jason Mraz: A Special Acoustic Evening with Toca Rivera” Asian Tour.
Jason’s last performance in Indonesia was in March 2009 at “Java Jazz 2009”; the annual international Jazz festival in Jakarta.
A total of 860.53 km of roads will be repaired with budget funds, which is an increase from the Rp 85.3 billion allocated for this year, Bali administration spokesman Ketut Teneng said Thursday in Denpasar.
From Jakarta Post.
Bali’s oil-burning power plants will all convert to the cleaner natural gas by the end of 2013, officials in Denpasar said at the weekend.
The chairman of power plant operator PT Bali Global Energi, announced the launch of a “Bali Interim Gas Distribution” programme, which would concentrate on replacing outdated diesel fuelled commercial generators with more modern generators fueled by liquid natural gas (LNG).
“Why should we use gas? Because gas has much lower CO2 emissions when compared to coal or oil. It will create an electricity supply business in Bali which is much more environmentally friendly,” he said.
Read more on The Bali Times.