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Nikko Bali News - October 2009
 

A TOP TO TOP ENLIGHTMENT AT NIKKO BALI RESORT AND SPA

top to top

“Inspirational” is the best word to describe the short presentation given by the “Top to Top” core expedition team representative, Dario-Andri Schwörer, on Monday, October 12, 2009.

Dario began his expedition back in December 2002 by climbing 26 summits in 160 days non-stop; covering 2,935 km and 96’609 altimeters. Along the way, they visited 35 schools to motivate children about nature and sport. Now they have expanded their mission by being the first “7-summits non stop round-the-world expedition” to 7 continents, to engage the young people in particular in environmental issues and sports. The expedition’s exclusive use of human power and nature’s force (wind, solar) proves that even today great achievements can be made in balance with nature. The mission hopes that their initiative encourages people also to use their feet and bicycles more often as regular means of transportation.

Nikko Bali Resort and Spa welcomed Dario and his family to the resort during their visit to Bali where he will be climbing the Mount Agung. Last week, they did awareness presentations at schools and a clean up campaign with 250 students. For more information on his expedition, log on to their website at www.toptotop.org.



I NYOMAN SURATNA JOINED THE AWARD WINNING SECURITY TEAM AS CHIEF SECURITY OF NIKKO BALI RESORT AND SPA

chief security

Continuously developing and maintaining the quality of its safety and security, Nikko Bali Resort and Spa recently appointed I Nyoman Suratna as Chief of Security of the existing award winning security team.

He began his career as a trainer for the AKABRI (Indonesian Army Academy) in 1990 for a year, before being trusted to be the security coordinator for one of the leading banks in Indonesia. He continued his progress and earned the position of Chief of Security for a well-known villa group in the Jimbaran area.

With the recruitment of I Nyoman Suratna, Nikko Bali Resort and Spa is confident that his experience and firm hand, will bring the quality of the security team another STEP UP. It will live up to the reputation of the best hotel security award granted by the Bali Police force this year.



STARTING THE DAY, CELEBRITY STYLE AT THE SHORE NIKKO BALI RESORT AND SPA

champagne @ nikko bali

Ever wonder how it feels like to start your day like the rich and famous?

Wake up to an exclusive champagne breakfast treatment at The Shore and you will wonder no more. This special treatment is available from 08.00 AM to 10.30 AM daily, with a variety of sumptuous dishes; you may have a romantic breakfast with the sun rising over the Indian Ocean just off The Shore.

With only US$ 100.00++ per couple, you will have the best breakfast in your life, with fine selection of breakfast items including a truffle scrambled eggs on rye toast with grilled assorted forest mushrooms, rucola leaves or poached eggs on English muffin bun with sautéed spinach topped with sauce hollandaise, salmon roe, and accompaniment by Tasmanian salmon gravlax and many more choices. And to top it off, a freshly squeezed juice, selection of breads, fresh fruits with the best honey and of course, nice champagne on ice.

Start your day with a dazzling champagne and take your holiday another STEP UP, with Nikko Bali Resort and Spa. Why choose the ordinary?



GALUNGAN & KUNINGAN DAY

Galungan Day, 14th October 2009
The day commemorated as the victory day of "Dharma" (virtue) upon "Adharma" (evil) according to the old history of Bali (Purana). This day the Hindus thank the God and feel grateful for His blessing and for the creation of the earth and its contents. This day is the day of rituals, festivities and celebrations with "Penjor" the artistically decorated bamboo-pole stuck at every house entrance, adorning the both sides of the village-roads symbolizing of prosperity.

There are several processions need to be done to celebrate Galungan Day:

  • Penyebakan  (3 days before Galungan)
    On this day, people begin to prepare the necessities for the Galungan ceremony. They collect fruits and store them in a special place until they get ripe.
  • Penyajahan (2 days before Galungan)
    On Penyajahan day, people keep on maintaining awareness, patience and the purity of the soul in order to control the demons. Another meaning of Penyajahan is making or cooking Balinese cakes (jaja). Therefore, on this day, people have to cook various kinds of Balinese cakes for the ceremony to come.
  • Penampahan (1 day before Galungan),
    This is a sacrificial day. This is the day to slaughter sacrificial animals like chickens, ducks or pigs. People cook them into various kinds of Balinese food, such as satay, soup, lawar (a special Balinese food made of meat or vegetables, mixed with coconut sauce).
  • Galungan Day
    On the Galungan day itself, Balinese Hindus go to temples and other holy places to pray. People are dressed in colorful Balinese costumes. Women carry the offerings on their heads and men bring palm leave offerings in their hands, while the children walk hand in hand next to their parents.
  • Manis Galungan (1 day after Galungan)
    On this day, Balinese Hindu communities usually visit their relatives, friends and neighbors. They forgive each other and remain together. It is also a day to relax and visit places of interest, after the long days of preparations for the celebration.

Kuningan Day, 24th October 2009

The last day of Galungan celebrations, believed as the rising day of the holy spirits and deities back to heaven on this day, special offerings consisted of yellow rice and temples look amazing with ornaments made of young coconut leaves and flowers.


NUSA DUA FIESTA

nusa dua fiesta

Look forward to the festivity of Nusa Dua Fiesta 2009 that will be held from October 17th to the 21st at the Bali Tourism Development Corporation area of Nusa Dua – 5 minutes away from Nikko Bali Resort and Spa. Below is the event schedule for your reference:

Day 1 17 OCTOBER - OPENING DAY
AM
08.00 - 14.00 PAINTING EXHIBITION (CARTOON) Penninsula
08.00 - 14.00 SAND SCULPTURE

PM
14.30 - 15.30 PROMOSI PESERTA PAMERAN Stage
15.30 - 16.00 HOTEL PERFORMANCE Route + Fiesta Village
16.00 - 18.00
HOTEL PERFORMANCE Penninsula Area
PELEPASAN TUKIK
18.00 - 19.30
OPENING FIESTA 09 Stage
REPORT OF THE HEAD DIRECTOR OF BTDC
WELCOME SPEECH FROM THE MINISTER
19.30 - 20.30
SIDIA&SURA CONTEMPORARY DANCE
BOOTHS VISIT

Evening
20.30 - 21.00 PROVINCE PERFORMANCE Stage
21.00 - 21.30 PROVINCE PERFORMANCE Stage
21.30 - 22.00 PROVINCE PERFORMANCE


Day 2 18 OCTOBER - ART - SPORT
AM
07.30 - 12.00
GREEN CAMP Penninsula
07.00 - 13.00
NUSA DUA GOLF TOURNAMENT Bali Golf
07.00 - 13.00
FISHING COMPETION Penninsula
10.00 - 15.00
WOOD CARVING/ PAINTING EXHIBITION
FRUIT AND VEGETABLE CARVING COMPT
PHOTO COMPETITION RESULT

Hotel Day :
10.15 - 11.30 THE WESTIN Stage
11.30 - 12.15 GRAND HYATT Stage
12.15 - 13.00 THE GRAND BALI Stage
13.00 - 15.00 EXHIBITION PARTICIPANT PROMOTION Stage

PM
13.30 - 15.00 KIDS CARNAVAL Penninsula
15.00 - 17.00 Penninsula
17.00 - 18.00 FUN GAME (TRADITIONAL SPORT TAJOG,GANGSING)

Evening
18.15 - 18.45 PROVINCE PERFORMANCE Stage
18.45 - 19.30 PROVINCE PERFORMANCE Stage
19.30 - 22.00 HOTEL PERFORMANCE(CLUB MED) Stage

Day 3 SUNDAY, 19 OCTOBER 2009
AM
07.30 - 12.00
SPORT (FUN BIKE/10K) Penninsula
DRAWING COMPETITION Penninsula
08.00 - 12.00 Penninsula
10.00 - 15.00 WOOD CARVING/PAINTING EXHIBITION Penninsula

HOTEL DAY :
10.15 - 11.30 CLUB MED Stage
11.30 - 12.15 NUSA DUA BEACH Stage
12.15 - 13.00 BALI COLLECTION Stage
13.00 - 15.00 EXHIBITION PARTICIPANT PROMOTION Stage

PM
14.30 - 17.00 SPORT Penninsula
17.00 - 18.00 FUN GAME (TRADITIONAL FOOD COMP.) Penninsula

EVENING
19.00 - 20.00 PROVINCE PERFORMANCE Stage
20.00 - 22.00 BALI PERFORMANCE(NYANYIAN DHARMA) Stage

Day 4 MONDAY, 20 OCTOBER 2009
AM
07.30 - 12.00 JUKUNG TRADITIONAL RACING Penninsula
07.30 - 12.00 CLEAN UP THE SEA Stage
10.00 - 15.00 WOOD CARVING/PAINTING EXHIBITION
10.00 - 12.00 EXHIBITION PARTICIPANT PROMOTION Stage

HOTEL DAY :
10.15 - 11.30 THE LAGUNA Stage
11.30 - 12.15 MELIA BALI Stage
12.15 - 13.00 AMANUSA Stage
13.00 - 15.00 EXHIBITION PARTICIPANT PROMOTION Stage

PM
15.00 - 18.00 FUN GAME Penninsula

EVENING
18.15 - 19.15 PROVINCE PERFORMANCE Stage
19.15 - 20.00 PROVINCE PERFORMANCE Stage
20.00 - 21.30 BALI PERFORMANCE Stage

Day 5 TUESDAY, 21 OCTOBER 2009
AM
10.00 - 15.00 WOOD CARVING/PAINTING EXHIBITION Penninsula
10.00 - 12.00 EXHIBITION PARTICIPANT PROMOTION Stage

HOTEL DAY
10.15 - 11.30 INNA PUTRI BALI Penninsula
11.30 - 12.15 AYODYA Penninsula
12.15 - 13.00 BALI GOLF Penninsula
13.00 - 15.00 EXHIBITION PARTICIPANT PROMOTION Stage

PM
14.30 - 17.00 BTDC DAY Stage

Evening
18.15 - 18.40 PROVINCE PERFORMANCE Stage
19.00 - 20.00
PENUTUPAN FIESTA 09 Stage
SPEECH FROM THE MAIN DIRECTOR OF BTDC
SPEECH FROM THE GOVERNOR
20.00 - 21.30 BALI PERFORMANCE



THE STORY OF BATIK

batik indonesiaA LITTLE STORY BEHIND THE ART

Batik is cloth which traditionally uses a manual wax-resist dyeing technique. Due to modern advances in the textile industry, the term has been extended to include fabrics which incorporate traditional batik patterns even if they are not produced using the wax-resist dyeing techniques. Silk batik is especially popular.

In Java, Indonesia, batik predates written records. GP. Rouffaer argues that the technique might have been introduced during the 6th or 7th century from India or Sri Lanka. On the other hand, JLA. Brandes (a Dutch archeologist) and F.A. Sutjipto (an Indonesian archeologist) believe it is a tradition native to regions such as Toraja, Flores, Halmahera, and Papua. It is noteworthy that these areas were not directly influenced by Hinduism but do have an old tradition of making batik.

In Europe, the technique is described for the first time in the History of Java, published in London in 1817 by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles who had been British governor of the island during the period when Napoleon occupied Holland. In 1873 the Dutch merchant Van Rijekevorsel gave the pieces he collected during a trip to Indonesia to the ethnographic museum in Rotterdam. And it was indeed starting from the early 19th century that the art of batik really grew finer and reached its golden period. Exposed to the Exposition Universelle at Paris in 1900, the Indonesian batik impressed the public and the artisans.

HOW BATIK IS MADE

Melted wax (Javanese: malam) is applied to cloth before being dipped in dye. It is common for people to use a mixture of beeswax and paraffin wax. The beeswax will hold to the fabric and the paraffin wax will allow cracking, which is a characteristic of batik. Wherever the wax has seeped through the fabric, the dye will not penetrate. Sometimes several colours are used, with a series of dyeing, drying and waxing steps.

Thin wax lines are made with a canting, a wooden handled tool with a tiny metal cup with a tiny spout, out of which the wax seeps. Other methods of applying the wax onto the fabric include pouring the liquid wax, painting the wax on with a brush, and applying the hot wax to pre-carved wooden or metal wire block (called a cap or tjap) and stamping the fabric.

After the last dyeing, the fabric is hung up to dry. Then it is dipped in a solvent to dissolve the wax, or ironed between paper towels or newspapers to absorb the wax and reveal the deep rich colors and the fine crinkle lines that give batik its character. This traditional method of batik making is called Batik Tulis (lit: 'Written Batik').

For batik prada, gold leaf was used in the Jogjakarta and Surakarta area. The Central Javanese used gold dust to decorate their prada cloth. It was applied to the fabric using a handmade glue consisting of egg white or linseed oil and yellow earth. The gold would remain on the cloth even after it had been washed. The gold could follow the design of the cloth or could take on its own design. Older batiks could be given a new look by applying gold to them.

source: wikipedia



CHANNELING BALI IN CHANNEL ONE AT NIKKO BALI RESORT AND SPA

Bringing the service of the resort another STEP UP, Nikko Bali Resort and Spa recently installed an addition to their TV channel program with a very informative yet entertaining program on their Channel 1.

Created by a local company, Mango Vision, the channel provides various information from documentaries related to the island life and culture, classic movies featuring Bali as part of the story, informative advertisings about the islands, places to see, what to buy and also the resort’s promotions and facilities.




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