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BALI UPDATE #101 - 08 DECEMBER 1998
IN THIS UPDATE
- Balinese Style
- Garuda London Underlines the Importance of Bali
- New Magazine Launched in Bali
- Yuri Gorbachev Holiday Exhibition at the Four Seasons
- German Market Report
- Eric Gangsted Bids Farewell to Bali
- Mother and Daughter Exhibition at Seniwati Gallery
DEMONSTRATIONS - BALINESE
"Om, Sarve Sukhino Bhavantu" or "May all of nature
and all its creatures live in happiness" was the mantra chanted by more
than 5,000 participants at the cental Puputan field in Denpasar last Friday
attending the "PAUM II" - Summit Action for Hindu Demands II.
This is political action - Balinese style.
Led in prayers by Hindu Priests, the "protestors"
walked to the Puputan Field in Balinese costume accompanied by traditional
"belanjur" orchestras in order to attend a ceremony at which mantras were
chanted, incense burned and speeches of reconciliation heard.
The theme was "reformation," but a form of reformation
more sweeping in its character than the type called for in other, distant
cities of the Republic. While the Bali-Hindu worshippers are no less fervent
in their calls for political reform and social justice, they rightly and
wisely see "the problem" within the larger context of the need for reform
of the human spirit. Accordingly, the thousands who gathered last Friday
prayed to God for unity and social equity founded on love and genuine
concern for our fellow human beings.
While some had predicted outbreaks of violence at
Friday's "pray-in." They we disappointed: They were also ignorant of the
peaceful ways of this small island set in an emerald sea.
GARUDA LONDON UNDERLINES
THE IMPORTANCE OF BALI
In a travel dialogue held in London last Saturday,
John Moxey, Sales Manager - Garuda for the U.K. and Ireland, stated that
Bali is still the most popular destination in the Far East for U.K. travellers
followed by Australia and Bangkok.
According to Moxey as reported in the Bali Post,
Bali has strong potential to act as a distribution point for onward travel
to Australia from the United Kingdom. Because of the potential of this
market, Bali's tourism industry must undertake a professional and coordinated
approach to the U.K., according to Moxey.
The U.K. market to Bali has increased almost 50%
in 1998 with Garuda reporting an average 85% occupancy rate on London
to Bali flights. Garuda operates 5 flights every week on this route, 3
of which are direct services to Bali.
NEW MAGAZINE LAUNCHED
"Hello Bali" a new monthly publication for tourist
visiting Bali has been launched this month. Available from local hotels,
this publication is packed with articles on local culture and special
events occurring on the island.
Expected early in 1999 is another exciting publication
"Bali and Beyond" which will be produced by Bali Promo.
Both magazines are expected to fill a gap in information
for local tourists visiting Bali following the disappearance earlier this
year of the publication "Bali Kini."
YURI GORBACHEV HOLIDAY
EXHIBITION AT THE FOUR SEASONS
Back by popular demand for his third annual exhibition
at the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay is the talented artists
Exhibiting from 22 December 1998 until January 12
1999 at the Resort's Ganesha Gallery, the exhibition is entitled "Bali
GERMAN MARKET REPORT
PATA's German Market Report is now available for purchase.
The report includes data about this significant and lucrative source market,
along with details on how to target consumers and work with the outbound
industry. The report costs US$175 for PATA members, US$500 for non-members.
To order, contact Ms. Marla Simpson at PATA in San Francisco. Fax: (1-415)
986-3458. E-mail: email@example.com
ERIC GANGSTED BIDS FAREWELL
The very popular and well known General Manager of
the Nusa Dua Beach Hotel and Spa, Eric Gangsted has left Bali after 5
years at the helm of the Bali property. Eric, together with his wife and
2 children, have made the bold step of bidding farewell to the world of
large hotels and opted to purchase and operate their own small city-centre
hotel in Geneva. Eric, a native of Denmark, was active in promoting the
island's tourism and served for a period as the head of Bali's Association
of starred hotels - Casa Grande.
Good luck in Geneva!
MOTHER AND DAUGHTER
EXHIBITION AT SENIWATI GALLERY
The Seniwati Gallery - Bali's only art gallery specifically
dedicated to show casing the art produced by women, is holding an exhibition
entitled "Mother and Daughter" from December 12 - 29, 1998.
The show will feature the work of Dewi Tjahjati and
The new Seniwati showcase is located in the art community
of Ubud, just 30 minutes north of Denpasar, on Jalan Raya Ubud. Telephone
(0) 361 - 975485 or facsimile (0)361 - 975453. E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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