Dissemination about the concept of green hotel implemented by the government of Denpasar to approximately 60 hoteliers recently is a good measure. Indeed, it is not a new thing considering there have been many endeavors of certification, award, accreditation and others having been conducted by various agencies and participated by most of the hotels. However, green hotel certainly has something different.
Currently, some districts in Bali are beautifying the appearance of their capital by building a park and dancing fountain. The fountain can swing in harmony with the rebound of music and wonderful lighting. Such fountain can be found in Denpasar, Gianyar and Klungkung. Maybe there will be other fountains in some other areas in Bali. Indeed, it does not matter. Maybe it is a kind of trend to provide more modern entertainment for the city residents that may be too tired of their daily routines.
One of the world’s legendary musicians who died some time ago, David Bowie, in his testament asked his ashes to be spread on Bali Island. Of course, it is not without a reason if one of the world’s rockers wanted such a thing. Indeed the late is known to have often visited Indonesia. His love for this archipelago, particularly Bali, is attached so that he asked to spread his ashes on this island.
By all means, David Bowie is not alone. Many circles of tourists, ranging from the common people to the famous ones have such a request. It is surely based on their love for Bali. On the whole, Bali is rich in culture, beautiful landscape, hospitality and creative people as well as other praiseworthy things.
March 9th this year, is a very intersting moment. For Balinese Hindus this is the day of silence known as Nyepi, Caka New Year 1938. But for everyone it is also the day when there will be of a full solar eclipse.
Every Nyepi, Balinese Hindus perform Catur Brata Penyepian or the Four Abstinences; no lighting of fires or lamps (amati geni), no travelling (amati lelungan), no entertainement or sensory pleasure amati lelanguan, and no creative activities (amati karya).
Some regions in Bali, namely; Denpasar, Badung, Tabanan, Jembrana, Bangli and Karangasem currently have new leaders. To say that they are all new is not entirely correct as Jembrana, Denapasar and Bangli have old leaders that ran again in the recent regional leader elections and won. Apart from the hustles and bustles of the campaign and the euphoria of victory, every leader should be able to provide a good example and deliver their people into an era of prosperity in the broad sense of the word, to include health, education, security and other aspects. In terms of leadership, Hinduism, refers to the concept of Asta Brata in running a gvernment. Asta means ‘eight’ and Brata means ‘guidelines.’ The first guideline is Indra Brata, like the Lord Indra, the God of Rain,
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