8 BALI’S BEST CULTURAL FESTIVALS

There is no better way to immerse yourself in the Balinese culture than by attending some of the island’s colourful festivals, which is when the true spirit and traditions of Bali come alive. These important features in the social landscape are either determined by the Balinese calendar, or are scheduled to take place during specific months each year. The great thing is that you can time your holiday to coincide with these events. Nyepi Nyepi marks the Balinese Saka New Year, and the way in which…Continue Reading “8 BALI’S BEST CULTURAL FESTIVALS”

INTERCONTINENTAL BALI RESORT PROUDLY SUSTAINS THE CHARM AND SPIRIT OF ITS ISLAND HOME

Bali is renowned worldwide for its romantic architecture and furnishings, decorative handcrafted features and gorgeous artwork. In fact, art in every form is the masterpiece of the highly-valued Balinese culture. Visitors to the island will not fail to notice intricately carved doorways, ornate stone statues and wood sculptures, splendid paintings, hand-woven textiles, highly wrought metal work, the traditional architecture of temples and houses, and beautifully crafted offerings to the Gods.  InterContinental Bali Resort was conceived to showcase this ancient culture. Here, the essence and ambience…Continue Reading “INTERCONTINENTAL BALI RESORT PROUDLY SUSTAINS THE CHARM AND SPIRIT OF ITS ISLAND HOME”

THE SIGNIFICANCE AND RITUAL BEHIND THE CREATION OF BALINESE OFFERINGS

  The Balinese Hindus believe that the spirit of the gods is present in all things, from everyday objects to nature. For this reason, it is very important for humans to foster good relationships with the spirit world, and to remember to give thanks in the hope that the good spirits will bring fortune, prosperity and health to all the family. It is also necessary to appease the bad spirits so that they will stay away. Offerings to the gods are an integral part of…Continue Reading “THE SIGNIFICANCE AND RITUAL BEHIND THE CREATION OF BALINESE OFFERINGS”

Resort Sculpture: Lima Dewi (The Five Goddess)

Have you seen this sculpture at the resort? The Five Goddes statues constitues replicas from the sculptures of period  during the sixth century after the beginning of Chritianity, which are standing at the well known tourist attraction, called Goa Gajah, Located sveral kilometers from Denpasar. The five (5) Goddess lively and beautiful sculpture hope to give a lasting impression to the hotel guest.

Resort Sculpture: Trimurti

Trimurti (oneness of the three (3) Hindu Gods: Brahma; Shiwa; and Wisnhu) united in harmony with each other, acts as the most supreme Gods in the Hindu religion in Bali and as such are very much exalted by the Balinese communities. These statues are prominently located at the entry to the hotel, as meant to be out of respect to the faith / confidence given to Trimurti by Balinese community.

THE SARASWATI LOUNGE AT INTERCONTINENTAL BALI RESORT

InterContinental Bali Resort is pleased to remind guests and visitors of the facility of the hotel’s ‘Saraswati Lounge,’ which is an open-plan meeting space, suited to group check-ins and rendezvous. Here, guests can enjoy a comprehensive menu of all-day refreshments including alcoholic beverages such as tropical cocktails, freshly-brewed coffees and a selection of premium teas. The Lounge provides comfortable seating, a billiards table and wide-screen TV, while also showcasing a changing exhibition of paintings by various international and Indonesian artists, all of which are available…Continue Reading “THE SARASWATI LOUNGE AT INTERCONTINENTAL BALI RESORT”

Resort Sculpture: Pandawa Lima

The name “Pandawa Lima”, is derived from the story of a noble family who are the lead characters in the story of “Mahabarata”. This story, which originates from India, has become a very popular epic throughout Southeast Asia, and especially in the Indonesian provinces of Sunda. Throughout the island of Java and in Bali. The five (5) noble forms represent the characters; Yudhistira, Bima, Arjuna, Nakula and Sadewa,  who in the same order represent or characterize; goodness a desire to struggle for ones’ goals; righteousness;…Continue Reading “Resort Sculpture: Pandawa Lima”