Domestic Tourist Dies in Rafting Accident on Ayung River near Ubud, Bali
An Indonesian tourist has died while rafting on the Ayung River near Ubud on Tuesday, May 1, 2108.
Andy Wicaksono (39) was a passenger on a raft traveling down the river with a guide and 5 other passengers when the raft operated by Nyuh Gangga Rafting overturned sending all aboard the raft into the white-water rapids.
Wicaksono was on a rafting trip with co-workers in a raft supervised by a rafting guide, Muliadi (27), when at 11:00 am the raft capsized at rapids located near the SDN 1 Elementary School in Kedewatan.
Balipost.com reports that the guide and participants were all wearing life vests. Muliadi hauled several of the passengers back on board the raft while others managed to make it safely to the riverbank.
Andy Wicaksono, however, went missing and was found floating downstream 15 minutes later where his unconscious body was pulled into a raft.
The man was rushed to nearby hospital where after one hour of intensive medical care he was pronounced dead at 1:10 pm.
The head of the Ubud Police Precinct, Raka Sugita, was very quick to declare the death as due to misadventure with no indications of negligence or foul play.
No Help Wanted!
Protests Over Unlicensed Chinese Guides Continue in Bali
Beritabali.com reports that licensed Mandarin Speaking guides working in Bali as member of the Indonesian Guide Association (HPI-Bali) are persisting in their calls for the government to take firm action against illegal foreign guides.
On Monday April 30, 2018, a group from HPI-Bali visited the Bali House of Representatives (DPRD-Bali) to ask lawmakers why police and immigration authorities appear reluctant to fully prosecute a physical attack on one of their members by an illegal Chinese guide or the deport guide who was working illegally in Bali.
A representative of HPI-Bali, Radio Fridsel, accompanied by legal representatives told the press: “Until now, our demands have received no response from the Police Precinct of Kuta or Immigration. Because of this, we are endeavoring to bring this problem encountered by HPI-Bali and its Mandarin-speaking division directly to the chairman of the DPRD-Bali.”
During the meeting in the office of the chairman of the DPRD-Bali, Nyoman Adi Wiryatama, the First Secretary of the Mandarin speaking Division of HPI-Bali Benny Fonda explained that his group has prepared a detailed dossier of evidence proving violations of the law by a Chinese National working illegally in Bali.
Continuing, Fonda said: “In this regard we ask that the government assume a stronger stance in dealing with foreign workers. Don’t let (this case) give birth to even larger issues. The fact is that we are not looking for mean to discredit the government. We support the government.”
Wiryatama, on behalf of the DPRD-Bali, expressed his concern over the report of illegal guides working in Bali. Adding: “We are concerned that criminal acts against tourism workers are occurring, especially (crimes) committed by Chinese tourists working as guides. This is just not right.”
“In the future we will invite all component including HPI, the Association of Indonesian Travel Agents (ASITA), law enforcement, and immigration to get on track,” said Wiryatama.
At the same time, the lawmaker called on the police and immigration to take firm action against the Chinese guide accused of working illegally and assaulting a local guide.
As reported on Balidiscovery.com, Edy (36), a local Chinese-speaking guide was attacked on Thursday evening, April 5, 2018, at 9:30 pm by a gang member and who attacked Edy while reportedly in the pay of Ahui, a Chinese working illegally as a guide in Bali.
Calls for all Vehicles Operating in Bali on Long Term Basis to Display Provincial Number License Plates
The Provincial Government of Bali is urging people living in Bali using motor vehicles license plates from outside the province to quickly change their vehicle titles to Bali domicile addresses.
In the past, vehicle with an age of more than 5 years were banned from re-registration in Bali. That law (Perda No 8 tahun 2000) has been revoked opening the door for older vehicles to acquire Bali license plates.
As reported by Beritabali.com, the head of provincial revenues for Bali, I Made Santa, has urged people living in Bali to change any vehicles with non-provincial plates into Bali registration plates at the earliest opportunity.
Santa said people should re-register their vehicles as soon as possible and not wait until inspection teams compel compliance.
The local registration of motor vehicles represents a major source of income for the Province of Bali.
Bali Police Arrest 103 Chinese Nationals Operating Cybercrime Racket
Police in Bali have conducted a major raid arresting 103 Chinese nationals suspected to be working for a trans-national cyber-crime.
As reported by Beritabali.com, police conducted simultaneous raids on three locations on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.
11 women and 92 Chinese Mainland men together with 11 Indonesian nationals were arrested in the raids.
The head of Bali Provincial Police Special Crime Division, Anom Wibowo, coordinated the raids that took place at 1:30 pm. The three locations targeted by police were at the Mutiara Abianbase Housing Project in Mengwi where 44 Chinese and 5 Indonesian were arrested. A second location on Jalan Bedahulu XI/No. 39 in Denpasar yielded the additional arrest of 28 Chinese and 4 Indonesians. And a third location on Jalan Gatsu I/No. 9 in Denpasar saw 31 Chinese and 2 Indonesians taken into custody.
Also confiscated in the raids were 51 telephones, 48 hand phones, 5 laptops, 82 passports, 18 electronic routers, 2 printers and an assortment of other electronic paraphernalia.
Wibowo said the major raid and arrests were based on field investigations conducted by the Bali Police. The group was using the Internet to contact overseas Chinese who they tricked, extorted, or blackmailed to surrender cash by calling their victims and posing as members of the police.
According to cybercrime investigators, the criminal possess sophisticated equipment able to change the originating code shown on outgoing calls to resemble official numbers for the police and prosecutors in China. This deceit caused many victims to wholeheartedly believe the person calling and transfer funds.
Police say the Indonesian nationals arrested in the raids were employed in low-level positions as cleaners and cooks. The buildings used by the crime syndicate were all on long-term lease contracts.
Police have asked people renting residence in Bali to be aware of the activities of their tenants and be especially suspicious if sophisticated antennas are installed on the premises.
Police in Bali have raided 8 crime scenes in as many months and arrested some 300 people involved in cyber crime
Bali Remains Safe: Mount Agung Eruption on April 30th Posed No Threat to Civil Aviation.
Following another eruption of the Mount Agung Volcano at 10:34 pm on Monday, April 30, 2018, the Indonesian Director General of Civil Aviation has affirmed that operations at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport remain safe.
The Director General of Civil Aviation, Agus Santoso, referencing scientific observations of the volcano by the Center for Volcanic and Geological Disaster Mitigation (PVMBG) and AIRNAV Indonesia, said, “Flight operations in Bali, Lombok, Ujung Pandang or Makassar, and Banyuwangi continue to operate normally.”
Santoso’s comments were made on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, and were reported by Kompas.com. The Director General of Civil Aviation said that based on observations in the field and Himawari-8 radar readouts from the Volcanic Ash Advisory Center in Darwin no clouds of volcanic ash have been detected in flight corridors for Bali, Lombok and surrounding areas.
Santoso recommended that all parties connected with aviation to remain steadfast in monitoring the situation, reminding that Mount Agung remains at a Level III (Siaga) status issued by the National Disaster Mitigation Agency.
At the same time, Santoso kept open the option of possibly diverting flight routes around Bali should a future, larger eruption of Mount Agung occur. The Director General said his office would continue to evaluate all aspects of aviation safety, deciding what steps may be required to ensure the safety of air passengers. “I ask the public and air passengers to patiently understand if there are delays in the future linked to an eruption. Nonetheless, at the this time, I wish to affirm that there is no disruption to flight operations and flights to and from Bali continue to operate normally,” said Santoso.
Based on reports issued by PVMBG, Mount Agung erupted on Monday evening, April 30, 2018, creating a column of ash some 1,500 meters above the crater’s rim. The ash dispersed to the west of the mountain at a rate of about 5 knots.
The PVMBGobservation post near Mount Agung measured maximum amplitude of 23 millimeters and seismic tremors lasting 172 seconds in connection with the eruption. This was a single eruption with no subsequent eruptions taking place. Light dustings of volcanic ash were experienced in the village of Sawan near Singaraja, north Bali.
National Disaster Mitigation officials confirmed that no evacuation of local residents took place in connection with the eruption and that the overall condition of Bali remains safe.
(Image Courtesy of Penny Williams, Bali Asli)
Parting the Waves with a Permit
Bali Airport Waiting for Final Permit to Allow Reclamation at Western End of Runway to Commence
Angkasa Pura I (AP-l), the management authority for Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport, is waiting for a final permit as they are poised to commence reclamation over the seabed at the western end of the Airport’s runway.
As reported by NusaBali, AP-l has successfully obtained a location permit (izin lokasi) and local environment permit (izin lingkunan) as they prepare to reclaim land for an expansion of apron area to accommodate parking by the large number of VIP flights expected to land in Bali during the IMF-World Bank Conference in October 2018.
The reclamation covering an initial 6-hectare area is poised to get fully underway once the final permit is in hand. AP l Spokesman, Arie Ahsanurrohim, announced that of the total 48-hectares scheduled for reclamation only 6-hectares is deemed a top priority in order to be ready for the IMF-World Bank Conference.
Speaking on April 30, 2018, Arie said that all the design aspects for the proposed reclamation are in hand and the next stage of creating access to the project area is the next step, pending the issuance of the final execution permit.
Preparatory work has commenced on enlarging the eastern apron of the Airport and the construction of a new VVIP Terminal.
In socializing the proposed reclamation project to the surrounding communities, AP l has granted concessions to the traditional villages of Tuban and Kelan that include pledges and guarantees not to disturb or impede access to places of worship, and not to sacrifice lands owned by the villagers.
Bali Airport Launches Anti-Smoking Campaign on Tobacco Free Day
Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport marked World Tobacco Free Day on Monday, April 30, 2018, with a “Tobacco Free Zone” campaign in all terminals and office areas of the Island’s sole aviation gateway.
As reported by DenPost, the campaign was jointly conducted by Angkasa Pura l (AP-l), the Provincial Health Department, and the Medical Faculty of Bali’s Udayana University
The one-day campaign included publicizing the enclosed areas of the Airport as a smoke-free zone through stickers advertising that fact, the distribution of brochures warning of the dangers of smoking, and pins proclaiming “World No Tobacco Day.”
Medical personnel provided free-of-charge spirometry measurements that show the level of carbon monoxide present in the body.
Provincial Regulation Number 10 of 2011 stipulates that all enclosed public spaces must be cigarette smoke free zones.
Bali’s airport has 7 special enclosed smoking areas for the use of smokers.
Enabling the Balinese
Puspadi Foundation: A Force for Change in the Lives of Bali’s Disabled and Handicapped Community
On Friday, April 20, 2018, Puspadi Bali celebrated its 19th anniversary.
Founded in 1999 by I Nengah Latra and a group of concerned expatriates, Puspadi is the only non-government organization (NGO) on the Island providing rehabilitation, education and training to handicapped individuals, while, at the same time, actively advocating for rights and access to opportunities for advancement,
early two decades since its founding, Puspadi has helped more than 4,850 people through the provision and manufacture of quality prosthetics and orthotics, wheelchairs, mobility aids and rehabilitative care. The foundations clients are drawn from people suffering from congenital defects, accident victims, people afflicted with polio, and diabetics.
From their offices located at the Annika Linden Center on Jalan Bakung No. 19, Banjar Tohpati in Denpasar, Puspati’s sizeable staff of workers is guided by the principle of “nothing for us, without us” with 70% of staff drawn from the ranks of the disabled. In this location, tucked away on a side street in Denpasar, staff create and repair prosthetic and orthotic devises, manufacture wheelchairs, provide physiotherapy, undertake vocational and skill training, and coordinate corrective surgeries at local hospitals for clients with cleft palates, club feet and other ailments.
Puspadia important work is made possible through the continuing support of local businesses and members of the community
Bali Prosecutors Seek 18-Year Sentence for Two Men Charged in Murder of Dutch Expatriate
As reported by Balipost.com, prosecutors are demanding 18 years in prison for two men charged with the brutal, premeditated murder of a Dutch expatriate in Bali on October 23, 2017 at the Puri Gading Housing Estate in Jimbaran.
On Thursday, May 3, 2018, prosecutors in demanding the long prison terms told the panel of judges that Winda Wilantara (23) from Lampung and Andika Budiyanto (30) from West Java have been proven to have murdered Dutchman Robert Geelhoud.
The two men had earlier told the court that they had come to Bali in search of employment when they met Geelhoud during an outing to Kuta Beach who offered them employment at his home in Bali.
The two men claimed Geelhoud had sexually molested them during their employment and, following an argument over severance terms, they plotted to kill the Dutchman and steal his automobile.
The trial continues awaiting the judges's ruling on guilt or innocence and final sentencing.
Garuda Pilots and Crew Threaten Strike Action in June if Changes Not Made in the Board of Directors
Kompas.com reports that the President of the Garuda Indonesia Pilot’s Association (APG), Captain Bintang Hardiono has publicly expressed the growing unhappiness among pilots and employees of the Indonesian National Air Carrier that threatens to become a strike action in June 2018 against the Company.,
As explained by Hardiono, in April 2017 a General Shareholders Meeting (AGM) of Garuda decided to eliminate the positions of operations director and technical director, jobs held in the past by qualified pilots.
“There is no director of operations or technical director which means there is no one responsible in the audit process for the Airline Operating Certificate (AOC),” explained Hardiono on Thursday, May 3, 2018.
Garuda’s AOC was due for renewal in June 2017 at the end of a thorough audit process. The auditor called a halt to the audit process due to the lack of a technical director or operational director needed to be responsible for the certification process. Following protests from pilots and airline workers, the CEO of Garuda, Pahala Nugraha Mansury, made an ad hoc appointment of the two directors without obtaining the required approval of shareholders at an Annual General Meeting.
Hardiono blamed the preponderance of bankers with no airline background or expertise on Garuda’s Board of Directors for unpopular decisions to eliminate crew ground transportation that he claims has resulted in road accidents involving crew traveling to and from an airport. He questioned the wisdom of pilots driving themselves after midnight, saying Indonesia lacked the dependable public transport sstem that is readily available abroad.
Bintang also complained about changes in working hours that took place during the 2017 fasting month, the elimination of yearly pay increases, and reduction of flying hours that has resulted in reduced wages for pilots.
Highlighting another complaint, Hardiono mentioned the recent sudden change in the computerized operational system used by the airline. Adding: “There should be a three month transition from the old system to the new system. But the Company insisted on a six-day transition at the same time that Gunung Agung erupted (in Bali). Everything became chaotic as if there were no longer crew or aircraft available, when, in fact, both were available. The system was a mess.” As a result, only Garuda experienced delays across the country as the Airline blamed the delays on Mount Agung.
Continuing, Bintang Hardiono said: “Formerly the number of directors was only 6, and then became 9 including a director of cargo. Meanwhile, employees had their rights cut while the number of Directors ballooned. Directors at the very least were provided with Alphard vehicles.”
Alphards are luxury vehicles costing nearly Rp. 1 billion each.
Because of the current situation, the APG and the Garuda Indonesia Employees Union are demanding a change of Company Directors who they contend do not understand the aviation business. Bintang said the airline has been given 30 days to change the directors after which, if the demand remains unfulfilled, the pilots and crew will go on strike.
Bintang said the strike was both a protest and a means of advising the public about the current condition of the Indonesian National Carrier.
Underlining his argument that the Airline is in a state of severe disarray, Bintang pointed to the rapid decline in Garuda's share price from a high of Rp. 750 per share to a current price of Rp. 290.
Garuda’s CEO, Pahala, has urged the employees of Garuda to remain focused on their work and not to go on strike. He said he remained confident that the situation at the Airline was improving and will allow a profit to be posted in 2018.
Indonesian Government Revives Plans to Make Indonesian Language Proficiency Mandatory for Foreign Workers
The Manpower Ministry is once indicating that proficiency in the Indonesian language will become a requirement for foreigners seeking working permits in Indonesia.
Kompas.com quotes Budiman of the Manpower Ministry Legal Bureau saying: “We will issue a ministerial regulation [on deliberation of the requirement]. It is being discussed and drafted.”
Included in a 2015 draft of Manpower Ministerial Regulation No. 16/2015 the plan to require fluency in Indonesian was later removed when it was determined that there were many critically needed technical workers on short term assignments who would be unable to meet the requirement.
According to Budiman, the new regulations now being drafted would require foreigners working for extended periods of six months or longer in Indonesia to have a proficiency in Indonesian.
In the Summer Time
Bali National Golf Club Summer Tournament, Saturday June 9 2018
Bali National Golf Club is celebrating summer with its 2ndAnnual Summer Tournament on Saturday June 9, 2018.
The Tournament, that is open to all players regardless of their golfing handicap, is based on “team of two” play. However, players without partners wishing to participate can register with the Tournament Organizers who will help individual registrants find a partner.
The format of play is Team Stableford using System 36 to establish the handicap of the day.
Prizes will be given including: Best Net Team, Best Gross Team, Best Net Individual, Best Gross individual, longest drive, closest to the pin, nearest to the line, and beat the pro.
Everyone is eligible to end the day a winner with lucky draw prizes and awards for the best-dressed golfer.
The Hole in One on Hole 4 will win free golfing lessons from the Leadbetter Golf Academy Bali; a Hole in One on Hole 12 wins a golf trip to the Senayan National Golf Club in Jakarta; and a Hole in One on Hole 17 wins a stay and play package at the Bali National Golf Club.
The Entry Fee is Rp. 1.400.000 and includes a welcome drink, practice range balls, championship golf including cart and caddy, and Summer BBQ Awards Dinner.
Surrender to the spirit of summer and wear your best summer outfit to be eligible to be declared the “best dressed team.”
Play gets underway with a shotgun start at 12:30 pm on Saturday, June 9, 2018.
Entry Forms are available online www.balinational.comor by Emailing .
Telephone :+62-(0)361 771791 or +62 (0)8113898416.
A Face Your Dog Should Fear
Man Who Poisoned and Stole Pet Dogs Gets Off with Probation
A North Bali Resident, Widi Sari Merta, also known as “Ribut,” convicted of a string of thefts and poisonings of pet dogs to be sold as food has gotten a slap on the wrist with a six-month probationary sentence.
NusaBali reports that Ribut received his sentence on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, and promised the Court that he would abstain from stealing and poisoning more dogs for at least the period of his probation in order to avoid being heavily fined.
Ribut, from Banjar Bangah, the Village of Panji in Buleleng Regency, was brought before a misdemeanor court that cannot by definition impose prison terms. Ribut was charged with theft instead of the greater crime of animal cruelty in connection with the theft and poisoning of his neighbors' dogs that occurred on March 23, 2018.
The village chief (Perbekel) of Tukadmungga Village, I Made Media, told the press that he regretted the light sentence meted out to Ribut who killed dogs owned as pets in his village. At the same time, many of the man’s neighbors have reportedly forgiven Ribut.
Media said he hope there would be no similar acts anywhere in north Bali. He said the poisoning of pet dogs – many of which were expensive breed animals, was reprehensible and, because of the use of poison, were dangerous to the surrounding community.
Separately, the head of Animal Husbandry and Animal Health in Buleleng, Dr. Wayan Susila, confirmed that the consumption of dog meat is not recommended, with meat procured from slaughtered and poisoned dogs considered unfit for human consumption in Bali.
At this time there are still 12 traders selling dog meat in North Bali that is processed into the local dishes of rawon and sate. Officials are actively urging the dog meat traders to seek a change of profession.
Two Intimate Evenings of Jazz at Sthala Ubud Bali July 7-8, 2018
Intimate Jazz presents two nights of outstanding music at the Sthala Ubud Bali Resort on Saturday and Sunday, July 7-8, 2018 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Among the performers slated to attend are:
Koko Horse Quartet
Ito Kurdi Chemistry
Belawan Trio and Gamelan
Taufan Goenarso Quartet
Didik Nini Thowok
Keroncong Simpang 5 Semarang
Two classes of ticket are available:
5-course dinner prepared by Chef Aris Supriyanto with drinks and canapés for Rp. 1.5 million per person
Festival class Rp. 250,000 per person
Tickets and booking – telephone Ratih +62 (0)0855 3909 406 or Sisca +62 (0)815 8662 2888 .
The Dangers of Burning Trash
Fire Destroys 3 Villas at Hotel Keraton Jimbaran Beach Resort in Bali
A large blaze in Jimbaran, Bali on Saturday, May 5, 2018, destroyed three villas at the Hotel Keraton Jimbaran Beach Resort.
Officials believe the fire may have been started a trash fire in an adjoining lot that that spread to the Hotel in the late afternoon.
As reported by Bali-tribun.com and Balipost.com, the fire quickly spread and destroyed 3 unoccupied villas – No. 501, 502, and 503. The fire also spread to the home of a local residence owned by I Made Mariana and I Ketut Alit Senata.
5 fire trucks from the Badung Regency arrived at the scene at 3:30 pm, delayed by heavy traffic in the area.
The financial cost of the fire is still being calculated.
Concerted Effort to Bring Fine Music to Bali
Padma Legian Resort Feeds an Island’s Musical Hunger with Outstanding ‘Bali Je T’Aime Concert' by Hee Young Lim and Yohanes Siem
In a continuing tradition of presenting fine music to the community, the Padma Resort Legian-Bali hosted a memorable evening entitled “Bali Je T’Aime” on Saturday, May 5, 2018, in the hotel’s Grand Ballroom.
Pianist Yohanes Siem and cellist Hee Young Lim masterfully performed the compositions of Darius Milhaud, Camille Saint-Saëns; Claude Debussy; Erik Satie; Jacques Offenbach, and Fanny Hensel.
Reflecting the Padma Resort’s commitment to the musical educational of the Island’s youth, the evening opened with a short recital by students from the Era Music School. A young pianist, Birgita, showed great aplomb performing Johann Friedrich Franz Burgmüller’s Movement Number 5 of his Opus 100.
This was followed by three pieces by Era’s Student Ensemble performing Beethoven’s iconic Ode to Joy; an energetic rendering of Brahm’s Hungarian Dance No. 5; and Gynt’s In the Hall of the Mountain King.
Pleasant preliminaries finished, South Korean cellist Hee Young Lim and Indonesian pianist Yohanes Siem assumed center stage to bring an appreciative audience a superlative night of classical artistry too seldom showcased on the Island.
Hee Young Lim
Lauded internationally for her charismatic stage presence and flawless technique on the violoncello, Lim performed almost completely from memory on her instrument made 303 years ago made by Giuseppe Filius Guanrneri, a contemporary of the legendary Antonio Stradivari.
Hee Young Lim’s won her first musical competition at the age of 11 and has spent the intervening two decades performing, recording, and teaching globally from a base in Holland where she is the principal solo cellist with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.
Pleasing on both the eyes and ears, Lim, spoke briefly and knowledgably about each piece before performing each number. During brief piano interludes, Lim sat looking meditatively skyward, statuesque and immersed completely in the musical moment.
Providing piano accompaniment on Saturday night was the musically superb Yohanes Siem - an award winning Bandung-based collaborative pianist and graduate of the Prince Claus Conservatoire in Groningen in Holland. Siem's mastery of the recital’s repertoire and breathtakingly sublime interplay with Lim’s cello blurred, at times, the lines between the two musicians resulting in a musical sum of sound much greater than its two component parts.
Musical highlights of the evening included Cello Concerto No.1, Opus 136, by Darius Milhaud – a musical tour de force of the composer’s jazz-inspired tempos and challenging polytonality in three movements: Nonchalant; Grave; and Joyeux.
No less compelling was the evening's performance of Fantasia in G Minor for Piano and Cello written by Fanny Hansel, the too-often overlooked sister of a plagiaristic brother – Felix Mendelssohn.
The evening closed with Camille Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Opus 33, widely considered the most demanding of compositions to be attempted by only virtuoso cellists. Not surprisingly, both Shostakovich and Rachmaninoff considered the piece as the greatest of all cello concertos. Performed in three movements played without pause, Liem and Siem were shimmering in performing the Concerto, including the Molto Allegro Third Movement delivered “as advertised” at breakneck speed. This beautifully nuanced Saint-Saëns Concerto also contained solo piano interludes that demonstrated beyond any doubt that Yohanes Siem is so much more than a mere collaborative pianist.
The final item from the program of musical magic brought many to their feet resulting in a much-appreciated encore of Jules Massenet’s hauntingly familiar Meditation from the opera Thais in a rendition that would have had Yo-Yo-Ma shouting “more-more-more.”
Bravo Hee Young Lim!
Bravo Yohanes Siem!
Bravo Padma Legian
Toya Devasya Hot Spring Wellness Resort
Swim, Stay and Rejuvenate in the Healing Hot Springs of the Mount Batur Volcano
Imagine swimming in the caldera of a volcanic mountain or soaking in a natural hot spring in waters heated deep within the earth, containing colorless and odorless minerals that bring healing and curative powers.
Toya Devasya Hot Spring Wellness Resort features 6 natural hot spring pools and one "naturally warm" Olympic-sized pool. Enjoy infinity hot spring pools while sitting in the refreshing mountain air on the shores of majestic Lake Batur. A visit to Batur's hot springs is certain to leave you feeling completely relaxed and rejuvenated.
r relaxation a step further and indulge in one of Toya Devasya’s Traditional Spa Treatments or join a Yoga and mediation session to regain inner balance and harmony.
Later, sip a refreshing cup of world-renowned local Kintamani coffee and bring home some freshly roasted Kintamani coffee beans to savor back home.
Surrounded by the beauty of the UNESCO Batur Global Geopark, make time to experience the many local adventures nature has to offer to Kintamani visitors. Join an early morning hike to catch a sunrise from the peak of Mount Batur. Why not cycle around the scenic shores of Lake Batur or paddle a canoe across the lake?
Devasya Hot Spring Wellness Resort offers a range of outstanding accommodation options for those wishing to linger and enjoy the curative powers nature has in store at Kintamani. 13 comfortable private pools villas are conveniently networked to the natural hot springs. For those desiring closer contact with nature try sleeping under the stars on the shores of a mountaintop lake while camping out in quality, tented accommodation supported with hot showers and clean bathroom facilities.
Enjoy the difference by embracing wellness and relaxation!
‘Debussy, Between East and West’ – A Piano Recital by Olivier Moulin at Padma Legian Resort Thursday, May 17, 2018
In the year marking the 100th anniversary since the death of Claude Debussy, an evening of outstanding piano artistry will be held at the Padma Legian Resort on Thursday, May 17, 2018 featuring French pianist Olivier Moulin in a recital entitled “Debussy, Between East and West.”
Internationally praised as a “young artists displaying maturity and elegance,” Moulin was awarded first prize with honors at Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique Lyon where he studied under Eric Heidsieck and Gery Moutier. He has undertaken advance studies, obtaining a Masters degree from the Salzburg Mozarteum. Moulin has performed widely in cities in South America, Europe, USA and Asia. He has recorded a CD dedicated to Franz Liszt and has played with several orchestras, including: Orchestre National de Lorraine, Ensemble Orchestral de Montbéliard, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Wuhan (China), the Camerata de Coahuila (Mexico).
Together with Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy’s compositions remain popular to this day as exemplars of the impressionistic school of composition. One of the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Debussy was an iconoclast in his approach to scales and tonalities. At the Paris International Exhibition of 1889, Debussy heard a Javanese gamelan causing him to incorporate the pentatonic scale into some of his piano compositions, such as Pagodes.
Olivier Moulin’s recital “Debussy, Between East and West” will be held at the Grand Ballroom of the Padma Legian Resort on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 7:30 pm.
Supported by the Institut Francais and Alliance Francaise, admission is only Rp. 100,000 per person.
Food and drink will be available on sale at the venue.
For more information and reservations Email or telephone +62-(0)812 3707 4172 .
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