February 2018 Prime Plaza Suites Sanur - Bali E-news
Warmest greetings from the island of the gods and welcome to our e-newsletter for the month of February, the rainy season has finally stopped and the sun is shining bright! In this edition we present an update on what’s happening around Bali and at Prime Plaza Suites Sanur - Bali.
Nyepi Day (also known as silence day or the Balinese New Year) will fall on March 17th. The Ogoh-ogoh (giant statues) will be paraded on the streets the night before Nyepi, then the day of silence will follow. Experience 24 hours of silence at the Prime Plaza Suites Sanur with a great offer you shouldn’t miss! We invited the children from Bina Ekklesia orphanage to spend a day at Camp Splash, we are glad to see their happy smiling faces! Also, enjoy a close encounter of the feathered kind and be amazed by some of Indonesia’s rarest birds with an exclusive deal from Bali Bird Park.
As the saying goes "The early bird catches the worm" so plan your holiday in advance to receive special offers, keep en eye on our website for further details! www.spps.pphotels.com
Nyepi Day in Bali
Every year, the Hindu community celebrates New Years with a difference, for the Balinese this is called the “Caka Year”, unlike most people who celebrate New Year in revelry, the Balinese celebrate their New Year in silence, it’s called "Nyepi" day, Nyepi is derived from the word 'sepi" means silence. This year, Nyepi day falls on March 17, 2018.
Nyepi is a day to make and keep the balance of nature, from the religious and philosophy point of view, Nyepi is meant to be a day of self-introspection and the Balinese Hindu community also celebrates Nyepi by fasting and meditating. Nyepi starts from 6 am until 6 am the next morning, the day is reserved self-reflection, anything that might interfere with that purposes is restricted. The main restrictions are: "Amati Geni" (no fire or light), "Amati Karya" (no working), "Amati lelunganan" (no traveling) and "Amati lelanguan" (fasting and no revelry/entertainment). During Nyepi day, there's no activity in the island, Bali's streets and roads are empty, there's no noise from TVs and radios and everybody stays inside their homes. The only people to be seen outdoors are the "Pecalang", the traditional security men who patrol the streets to ensure no one is on the roads. The only exceptions granted are for emergency vehicles carrying those with life-threatening conditions and women about to give birth.
Just like other Balinese Hindu's holidays, there are pre and post days. The day before Nyepi is called "Pengrupukan". On this day, "Bhuta Yajnya" ritual is held in order to vanquish the negative elements. Ogoh-ogoh (statues made of bamboo and paper symbolizing negative elements) is paraded around the village, after the parade, the "Pengrupukan" ritual takes place that involves burning the ogoh-ogoh. The day after Nyepi is called "Ngembak Geni", it is performed for all Balinese to forgive each other and welcome the new days to come and the usual life of the Balinese starts again.
Generally Nyepi day will not effect the internal operations of Prime Plaza Suites – Sanur Bali, however we totally respect the Balinese community and ask all visitors to respect this tradition.
Nyepi Package at Prime Plaza Suites Sanur
It is a perfect time to visit Bali during the Nyepi celebration because you can witness and experience the 24 hours of silence as well as the festive evening on Nyepi Eve. Get a special price on Nyepi Package:
2 bedroom suites no balcony at IDR 4.900.000 nett per package
2 bedroom suites with balcony at IDR 5.300.000 nett per package
3 bedroom suites at IDR 6.800.000 nett per package
The package includes:
• 3 days 2 nights stay in a specious apartment.
• Welcome drink on arrival.
• Daily buffet breakfast (for 4 people in 2 bedroom suites and 6 people in 3 bedroom suites)
• 1 time lunch on Nyepi day (for 4 people in 2 bedroom suites and 6 people in 3 bedroom suites)
• 1 time dinner on Nyepi day (for 4 people in 2 bedroom suites and 6 people in 3 bedroom suites)
• Free high speed wifi for 3 devices per bedroom.
Term & Condition:
1. Price includes 10% Government tax and 11% service charge.
2. Valid for staying from March 16 - March 18, 2018
Get 10% discount for bookings and payment made before March 10, 2018. For further information, please contact our reservation team on +62 361 281781 or e-mail to: email@example.com. For online booking please click here.
Happy Smiling Children From The Bina Ekklesia Orphanage
We invited the children from Bina Ekklesia orphanage to spend a day at Camp Splash. The Ekklesia orphanage is located in Denpasar, about 15 minutes from Prime Plaza Hotel & Suites Sanur and is home to over 30 children ranging from 6 – 19 years of age. These children all live under the one roof and we have been supporting this orphanage with the children’s education needs such as books, bags, and other school equipment. We decided to invite them to the Camp Splash for some lunch and spend a day on the waterslide!
Coming from West Sumba, an island to the east of Bali, the children are from poverty stricken families who struggle for survival on a daily basis. This situation often leads to child abandonment, abuse and neglect, and forces many children onto the streets.
Ekklesia was established in an effort to improve the plight of these children. The orphanage provides quality nutrition, a clean and safe place to live and equips the children with proper education. Their aim is to raise a better generation, who are prepared to be significant contributors to their society and prevent them turning to the streets.
It was such a pleasure to watch the kids having fun and the smiles said it all. There are many orphanages in Bali that do a wonderful job caring for the children of the poor and at risk. Prime Plaza Hotel & Suites Sanur in conjunction with our guests support these children. Many of our guests bring second hand items, including clothing, books, and toys to Bali to be distributed to orphans and people in need in Bali. Other guests kindly fill their luggage with new items. Of special need are clothes, shoes, toys, and educational equipment like books, pens and pencils.
If you have anything that you would like to donate, Prime Plaza Hotel and Suites Sanur - Bali is happy to ensure that it gets to the orphanage.
Looking For Something To Do In Bali? Bali Bird Park
Enjoy a close encounter of the feathered kind in a lush 2 hectares’ tropical park. It’s a home to a colorful array or birds from hornbills to parakeets. Meet the birds at the walk way through a tropical rainforest aviary; get up close and personal with magnificent macaws and majestic birds of prey.
Be amazed by some of Indonesia’s rarest birds, including the beautiful Bali starling and the exotic bird of paradise – one of the largest collections in the world. At the Bali Bird Park you can interact with the birds, come feed the colorful loris and the famous Black Palm Cockatoo Anna-Maria. Exclusive deals is available at our reception for an adventure at Bali Bird Park, make sure you add it in your must do list for your next visit to Bali.
Bali Bird Park
Singapadu, Batubulan, Gianyar, Bali
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1. “Fantastic Family Resort” by Joelle H
We had a great week here with all 7 of us enjoying our stay.
The kids could not get enough of the kids pool and camp Splash. The ladies who ran the activities were so friendly and happy to help the kids, remembering them by name after our first day! Always checking to see if they wanted to join in with the activities. The resort was always clean and tidy as were the rooms.
2. Always welcoming – home away from home by Debbie P
We stayed at the suites for our sixth time over Christmas. It was so lovely to see Debbie’s face light up at Reception when she saw us and she is so welcoming. Our 3BRM suite was a welcome relief of space after 2 x hotel rooms in Legian and the five of us could all retreat to our own space when needed.
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