Bali Discovery Tours
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia
Tel: +62 361 286 283
Bali Fax: ++62 361 286 284
U.S.A. Fax:(toll free) 1-800-506-8633
U.K. Fax: ++44-20-7000-1235
Australian Fax: ++61-2-94750419
24h: +62 812 3819724
BALI UPDATE # 069 - 21 AUGUST 1998
URGENT . . .URGENT
REFORMATION LUNCH WITH JOOP AVE 22 AUGUST 1998
Have you got your lunch ticket yet? Tickets are still
available at only Rp. 15,000 each for the "nasi bungkus" lunch with Presidential
Tourism Advisor, Mr. Joop Ave, to be held at the Raddin Hotel (formerly
Park Royal Hotel) in Sanur on Saturday, 22 August.
Here's the schedule:
1200 - 1230 Cash Bar
1230 - 1400 Nasi Bungkus lunch followed by a dialogue with Mr. Ave.
Mr. Ave is the former Minister of Tourism and the
individual largely credited with the rapid development of a national
tourism industry . Last month he was brought out of retirement to become
a special advisor to President Habibie on tourism issues.
Please note the corrected starting time of 12 noon
which is a change from an earlier announcement sent from the Regional
Tourism Office. Tickets are limited and should be purchased in advance
directly from Mr. Komang Budiana at SPICE ISLAND CRUISES at Jalan Padang
Galak 134 (next to Radio Station CDBS) or telephone 0361 - 286283 or urgently
fax a confirmation to 0361 - 286284.
STUDENT SUPPORT FESTIVAL
Indonesia's current crisis has caused significant
economic dislocation including a higher-than-normal drop-out rate among
university students no longer able to afford the cost of a higher education.
The possibility of losing a generation of potentially well-educated young
Indonesians has grave implications to the Nation's future.
In the firm belief that "Education is Everything"
a number of public spirited companies and individuals have founded a
student support program to help talented young Indonesian scholars weather
the current economic storm. With the enthusiastic support of His Excellency
the Austrian Ambassador to Indonesia, a committee was established with
the aim to raise funds for these students.
A "Student Support Festival '98" is scheduled to
be held in Jakarta on September 18 at the Sheraton Media Hotel and September
19 at the Sheraton Bandara Hotel. The following week, a similar event
will be held at the Kartika Plaza Hotel in Bali on September 25. 600 people
are expected to attend each of the above fund-raising events.
A well-know group of 13 musicians from Austria -
the "Gainzi-Musig" or "Umm Pah Pah Band" from the Austrian Alps will be
flown in courtesy of Lauda Air and will donate their talents to these
3 events. Meanwhile the 3 participating hotels have generously offered
to contribute accommodation for the musicians and will provide food and
beverage for each evening dedicated to music from Austria and food from
In difficult times such as these we need a little
music and tickets at Rp. 250,000 each are available for an evening of
music and good food at Bali's Kartika Plaza Hotel on September 25. This
price includes a sumptuous buffet dinner, the "Umm Pah Pah Band," games,
dancing and - most importantly - a future education for young Balinese
Those wishing to purchase tickets or make a cash
contribution to helping to keep "our kids" in school should contact the
Kartika Plaza's General Manager, Mr. Paolo Fill or his Executive Secretary,
Ms. Sulastri at e-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org>or
facsimile 62 (0)361 752 475.
Yoodelaylee . . .Yoodelaylee . . . Yoodelayee HOO!
See you at the Kartika Plaza on September 25?
YOUNG INDONESIAN ARTIST
HOLDS "MEGA" SHOW IN UBUD
One of Indonesia's most dynamic young artists, I Made
Sumadiyasa is holding a simultaneous exhibition at three locations in
Ubud, just 25 minutes north of the city of Denpasar, through the middle
of September. Made's work is being "grabbed up" by serious collectors
of modern art world-wide and his paintings have already prompted a book
and catalogues that are in their own right collector items.
27 years old and already into at least his 3rd artistic
renaissance, I Made Sumadiyasa is a Balinese artist destined for world
fame. Visitors to Bali can see Made's work at the Bamboo Gallery, the
Komaneka Gallery or the Neka Museum.
BALI AND LOMBOK ON THE
A very user-friendly link on the World Wide Web has
opened for Bali and Lombok that even includes incentive giveaways for
users. Interested? Contact log on at <www.TravelBali.com>
MIMPI DIVE RESORT IS A REAL DREAM
Mimpi Dive Resort, Tulamben Bay, North Bali, celebrates
Sea-Life Week, September 22-28 as part of the Year of the Ocean. It features
lectures and field sessions topics covering coral spawning, hard corals,
reef fishes, field identification and advanced underwater photography.
Tumbalen Bay offers some of Bali's best diving and a shipwreck, Mimpi
is a boutique resort and a five-star PADI dive centre.