The Ultimate Guide to Enjoy Chinese New Year in Bali

The celebration of Chinese New Year is also referred to spring festival. This festive is animated by flying dragon, lion dance or Barongsai, fortune cookies, and fireworks. All places are well dressed up by the red and gold as the dominant colors. In Bali, the Chinese New Year is usually celebrated by tourists and also Balinese with Chinese descent. Here is the ultimate guideline of the celebration to help you on your way. Gong xi fa cai!

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  • Visit Buddhist Temple

During the day, the Buddhist temples in Bali will be livelier than usual day. The celebration takes a place in all Buddhist temples. If you stay at Ametis Villa, you can visit Vihara Dharmayana in Kuta and Vihara Buddha Dharma in Seminyak as the nearest Buddhist temples from Canggu.

  • Savor Chinese Delicacies

Tasting Chinese food during this once-a-year moment could gain your happiness. Indeed, there are a great number of Chinese restaurants in Bali, but maybe you need the best one. You can try Happy Chappy’s traditional Cantonese-style food or experience the colonial Shanghai-style food in Mamasan.

  • Cultural Day Tour to Tanah Lot

Bali is known as the island of thousand temples for a reason. Each village in Bali own temple, but Tanah Lot is one of the most worth visit temple. So when in Bali, the visit to Tanah Lot should be on your list. As one of small luxury villa in Bali, Ametis Villa’s Butler can arrange you a unique experience of a cultural day tour.

  • Private Yoga Lesson

Today more people are starting to learn yoga to reduce stress, improve self discipline, well being, and confidence. Doing yoga continuously will balance your mind and body very well. It is the right thing to do in creating the perfect new beginning on Chinese New Year.

  • Enjoy Balinese Massage

What else can we do after a morning yoga practice? A Balinese massage could enhance more relaxation after your yoga routine. It will automatically boost your good mood for the new beginning.

Planning an unforgettable Chinese New Year in Bali?

Book our Chinese New Year Getaway here or contact us if you require an assistance to stay at our Bali villas in Canggu. We are delighted to help you planning a trip to Bali and stay in our Bali private villa.

The Annual International Cleanup 2019 – Big Effort for Trash Free Ocean

The International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) began in 1986, catalyzed by two committed individuals, Linda Maraniss and Kathy O’Hara. They planned the first ocean conservancy’s clean up by reaching out general land office, local business and other ocean lovers. Today, there is more than 100 countries that participate in this program each year.

ICC - Bali Free Plastic 2 - Ametis Villa Bali

According to Bali Hotels Association, the ICC held and took place in many different places which are Menjangan Island, Tabanan, Canggu Berawa, Seminyak, Kuta, Sanur, Ubud , Legian, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua, Tanjung Benoa, Karangasem, Klungkung, and Lembongan Island. This program has main purpose to educate and bring awareness to the employee on the importance of conserving the environment, principally to support Bali as the most popular tourism destinations in Indonesia.

There are six beaches along coastline in Canggu. Finns Beach Club stands as the principle coordinator of ICC in all Canggu area, and Ametis Villa is coordinator of Nelayan, Batu Bolong and Batu Mejan beach.

Finns Beach Club ICC with Ametis Villa Bali

On last Saturday, 21st September 2019, ICC annual event was successfully conducted at beaches around Bali. At our cleanup site(3 beaches), total 218 volunteers from 22 companies and organizations* has participated, including local village authority such as Klian Adat (Chief of tradition), Klian Dinas Canggu (Chief assistant of governmental administration in Canggu village), Perbekel Canggu Village (Governmental administration in Canggu Village), North Kuta subdistrict Head, and Jaga Baya Canggu (Canggu village security) who encouraged participants. Ametis Villa has provided meal, snacks, water and biodegradable waste bag to volunteers.

At the end of the cleanup event, trash was separated into each category. From the data, total collected non-organic trash was 12.4kg, which was decreased at 8.6kg against last year 21kg. It shows that the international coastal cleanup has successfully brought awareness to everyone to maintain the cleanliness of beaches. Furthermore, prohibition of single plastic bag usage by the local government really helps reducing the number of plastic waste in Bali.

* Special thanks to:

Aston Canggu Beach Resort, Hotel Tugu Bali, Old Man’s, The Slow, La Calita Bar y Cocina, The Kirana Hotel, Betelnut Café, Monsieur Spoon, Eastin Astha Resort, Seka Truna Truni Wira Bhuwana(Youth Club Canggu), Jaga Baya Canggu, Fat Mermaid, Mojo Surf, D’Jabu Villas, La Baracca, X – Bar, & FRII Hotel

Things to do During Nyepi in Canggu

            Nyepi can be one of the most unique experiences that you can experience in Bali. It’s one of the most enjoyable 24 hours with clean air and ‘zero emissions’, when nature takes a rest free from human activity. The new moon also offers rare night skies without light pollution to enjoy. Here are some of our recommendations to keep you occupied while the Island of the Gods shuts down for a day!

  • Watch The Melasti Procession

            Melasti is a Balinese purification ceremony and ritual, this ceremony is usually held 1 or 2 days before the silent day or Nyepi Day. During melasti, village communities (or banjar) travel together to their closest source of holy water, some of them might be going to a holy spring and the others might choose to going to the beach. Batu bolong beach is the nearest beach from Ametis, and usually village communities near our Bali beach villa will go to Batu Bolong Beach by walk.

  • Enjoy the parade of ogoh ogoh

            Ogoh – ogoh (paper-madestatue) normally have form of mythological beings, mostly demons.  Represents spiritual aims inspired by Hindu philosophy. The main purpose of the making of Ogoh-ogoh is the purification of the natural environment of any spiritual pollutants emitted from the activities of living beings (especially humans). The village communities around Ametis usually start their parade from 17:00 pm, you probably can see 1 – 2 ogoh ogoh during this parade.

  • Take a Balinese Heritage Lesson – On 7th March 2019

            Balinese culture is unique  various forms of dance and music have made Bali’s arts and culture scene one of the most diverse in the world. Here at Ametis you can learn how to dance and try Canang making lesson (offering) to fulfill you day during Nyepi.

  • Pampering Yourself at Ruby Spa

            Nyepi is a one of great opportunity to make good use of its silence and seclusion, so why not spend some quality pamper time with a full-day treatment?

Here at our Bali Villas Lifestyle, Ruby Spa offers a customized program dedicated in the art of Zen healing and wellness, the other thing is service at Ruby is personalized and warm attention to detail is paid to each guest’s comfort and well-being needs. Ruby Spa is the right place to pamper youself during Nyepi.

  • Book an New Moon Dinner – On 6th March 2019

                  On the eve of Nyepi day, 6th March, simply pick the spot by the pool side and book our new moon dinner with 3 course Asian cuisine with candle lit. 2 days advance booking is required for well arrangement. Stay and chill in our small yet luxury villa in Bali!