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