Partying through the festive season

Partying through the festive season

Take the hassle out of planning a New Year’s Eve party by checking into the top 10 hotel in Bali, where a variety of parties welcome the new year are held.

The Island of the Gods will see international culinary festivals, Balinese New Year and of course to see in 2009. A beautiful sunrise festivals

Nikko Bali Resort & Spa in Nusa Dua with a wide range of entertainment from around the world, complete with typical culinary delights.

On December 31, will mark Mezzanine Cliff Top New Year’s Eve with a cocktail party from 06:30 onwards. Entertainment includes a fashion show, fire dancing, stilt-walker and cabaret.

Then there is the New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner with Futuristic aa Las Vegas style show with more than 100 dancers, performers, musicians, singers and models. Here you can feast your eyes on cultural performances from around the archipelago, modern dance, cabaret, Arabian nights and a fashion show. An extensive buffet with culinary action stations from Chinese vendors, to Asian woks, grills and much more.

New Year festivities will continue the next morning. On the first day of 2009, you can supplement at the food festival that offers a variety of dishes from different countries you batteries.

Approximately 30 km from Nusa Dua, Indonesia Oberoi Hotels & Resorts in Seminyak will rustle up busy festive eating. “The New Year period is our season and our occupancy rate is currently between 91 to 95 percent,” says Ayu Rae K. Wardhani, assistant sales manager.

New Year’s Eve will begin with the local villagers baleganjur play melodies on gong, cymbals, drums and other instruments Balinese. The baleganjur performers will wind their way to entertain. By the resort from 19:00 to guests

Then the evening really starts. The last night of the year will be unforgettable. “Our chefs have to draw up a comprehensive menu excelled gala dinner,” she said. Dinner is served from 20:00 onwards at Kura Kura restaurant. The 10-course gala dinner is priced at U.S. $ 220 net per person including a glass sparkling wine, and $ 110 net for children under 12.


6 movies that boost tourism in Indonesia


The successful Eat, Pray, Love

The film features Ubud in Bali and Padang-Padang Beach.

Thanks to Eat, Pray, Love, more tourists chose to visit to see. The pictured locations Bali Not to mention the number of people choosing to visit Ubud just to consult with the ‘Balian’ healer in the film, Ketut Liyer mention.

Many tour packages inspired by Liz Gilbert’s journey in Bali – live near a rice field, scouring the traditional market, swimming, hiking and, consulting a palm-reader – have sprung up over the years.

The philosophers

The newly released fantasy thriller tells the story of the 20 students from an international school in Jakarta.

They are challenged by their teacher to 10 choose between them to take be granted. In case of a nuclear apocalypse the privilege of shelter

The philosophers was filmed in various locations in Indonesia, including Bromo in East Java, Belitung Island in Sumatra and the Prambanan temple in Central Java.

The film, which reportedly used many special effects, has not been released to the general public. On the market for the United States and Canada is scheduled for this fall.

So far, it’s shown at the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival in Switzerland and the Fantasy Filmfest in Germany.

Java heat

Java Heat and Alex Cross

Alex Cross is a character in a series of novels written by James Patterson.

The series is adapted to the screen, and uses the name of the character as its title.

Part of the film scene in 2012 were shot in Bali.

Java Heat, a 2013 crime thriller film, took the integration of Indonesia – especially Java – in the story a step further.

They chose local actor Ario Bayu and Atiqah Hasiholan actress to play prominent supporting roles with Hollywood stars like Mickey Rourke.

Java Heat reminiscent of the guns galore-style that was a big trend in 1990 action movies, but it also gives a decent glimpse of the Indonesian culture and the magnificent Borobudur.

The Fall

One of the points of the winning 2006 film The Fall is the brilliant use of the beautiful locations in the world.

The adventure fantasy directed by Tarsem Singh included scenes filmed in places like Jantar Mantar in India, the Charles Bridge in the Czech Republic, Hagia Sophia in Turkey, the Colosseum in Italy, Teatro Opera in Argentina income Butterfly Reef in Fiji.

A scene took place in the Tegallalang Rice Terrace in Ubud, Bali, and there is also an extended scene where the Kecak dance in Bali took place in the open space under the reliefs of Mount Kawi, too.

Laskar pelangi

Laskar Pelangi

There are plenty of local films depicting the Indonesian landscape, but Laskar Pelangi (2008) is one that caught our attention the most.

Set in the Bangka Belitung Islands, the film garnered national success and a boost to the region’s popularity among tourists.

The Bangka Belitung Islands, with its beach decorated by huge granite structures, has become one of Indonesia’s major tourist destinations.

Some of the sites are now marked with signs, “Laskar Pelangi’s film location.” A gallery was built in honor of the film and the novel it was based on and off in the Gantung magistrate was called Jl. Laskar Pelangi.