Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Bali Update Celebrates Edition #500
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

++62 361 286 283

++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)

U.K. Fax:

Australian Fax:

++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

Bali News

Bali Update Celebrates Edition #500

Friends Gather to Throw Surprise Cocktail to Honor Bali Update and its Editor John M. Daniels.


A Gala surprise gathering of close friends from Bali tourism industry and local government gathered at The Residence - the opulent private residence of The Nusa Dua Beach Hotel and Spa served as the venue for the event.

The Residence, originally designed and built exclusively for visits by the Brunei Royal Family, has a formal entrance, a dining room suitable for State dinners, private salons, a stair case of imported Italian marble, a private gymnasium, and opulent bathrooms with en-suite bathrooms replete with golden faucets.

Live music, free-flowing champagne and delicious food marked an evening dotted with remarks from friends and colleagues, some who have known "Jack Daniels" for nearly all of 30 years a long and distinguished career in Indonesian tourism.

In an evening in which friends took turns at the microphone to "roast" Jack, Melina Caruso-Mulyadi of the MMC Marketing Group and the Bali Forum paid tribute to Daniels for more than 8 years of dedication in producing the award-winning Bali Update now read by more than 15,000 readers. Recalling the development of the “Bali Update” Melina recalled: "Some of the early editions of Bali Update would be published and distributed 3 times a week. In fact Bali Update was sent out 15 times in March 1998. Bali Update had to grow up very quickly. By the 125th issue the Bali Update took a more 'high tech' approach," referring to the HTML format not utilized by the newsletter.

Recounting how updates had been from ships in New Guinea, phone booths in America and hotel rooms all around the world, Melina provided a humorous account of the "ups" and "downs" of making sure the next edition went out without fail every Monday, adding: "Bali Update has been cited by Time Magazine as 'Bali's Truth Ministry.' It has won many awards here in Indonesia as well as overseas. It has been quoted many times in prestigious publications from all over the world both online and in the print media."

Shown on snapshots from the memorable evening to honor Bali Update's 500th Edition.

Photos from celebration of Bali Update's 500th Edition (Click to Enlarge)

© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to


Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!

Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!

or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Bali's Best Dining and Bars
Bali’s Best Restaurants, Bars, And Cafes 2015 Crowned
Pray for Rain
Extended Drought Threatens Severe Water Shortage in Kuta and Other Areas of Bali
Double Bladed Consequence
Italian Tourist Goes berserk and Attacks Warung Owner with a Knife in Sanur Bali
A Night at the Museum
Bali’s Arma Museum Named the Nation’s Best Privately Owned Museum
Keeping Ahead of the Wave
New Tsunami Early Warning System Tower at Kedungu Brings to 9 the Total Number of Tsunami Warning Towers in Bali.
Needed: Stroke of Good Luck
New Kuta Golf Course 8th Anniversary October 10-11, 2015
A Ban on Reclamation?
Maritime Affairs Minister Announces Plans for a Moratorium on Reclamation of Seashores Nationwide
Liberalizing Indonesia’s Cruise Sector
Foreign Flagged Cruise Ships Allowed to Carry Domestic Passengers
Dogs Tied to a Poll
Bali Post Conducts Public Opinion Survey on Government’s Response to the Rabies Crisis
Everything on your Plate
Police and provincial Authorities Warn that Motor Vehicles Staying More than 3 Months in Bali Must Convert to Local Police License Plates
Pearls of Wisdom
Pearls of North Bali and the Women Who Fashion Them at Living Lobby Art Exhibition Masters Showcase at Conrad Bali Resort Through January 10, 2015
When Kids Communicate and Collaborate
Global Issues Network Conference in Bali October 16-18, 2015
All [News]!