Last week we were pleased to welcome our long-time friend Alex who is behind several initiatives in favor of sustainable development in Bali. Among the most notable are sustainability-leaders.com, breathingcoldbali.com and refillmybottle.com. This time he brought some friends and kids and asked us to find a teacher to teach Bahasa Indonesia to the kids. Last Friday, our Bendega restaurant was hence transformed in a nice classroom with direct view of the ocean and fishermen boats. Alex with Mia, Mira, Oskar, Kyle, Sarah, and Lili enjoyed a lot the Bahasa Indonesia class conducted by Mrs. Yuli from Bunut Bolong Village!
Last week, Fabrice and Sylvie discovered a nice surprise in their room on the occasion of their wedding anniversary. A floral arrangement made of flowers picked from the hotel grounds was discreetly arranged by our housekeepers on the bed of their room and it was when they returned from their excursion that they discovered this kind attention. Any significant event is hence celebrated in Dajuma to the delight of our customers. Happy birthday Fabrice and Sylvie! Please come back and see us soon!
Among the many talents of Hendra, supervisor with Juliarta of our restaurants, there is the game of chess, an activity he has been practicing with passion for years. Our customers love to play with him but he’s hard to beat. This week we had the pleasure of welcoming our client and regular friend from Dajuma, Parker Hurley who played two matches with Hendra, both won by our champion! A beautiful and relaxing holiday activity that you will enjoy doing during your next stay between two surf sessions!
This is the good news of the week, expected for so long!
“The government will conduct a no-quarantine trial for foreign travelers who come to Bali, which will take effect on March 14 under our current plan,” the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said after a meeting with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and several cabinet members.
During the planned trial period, foreign travelers coming to Bali must meet several requirements, Luhut said.
First, they must show payment for hotel bookings that have been paid for at least four days. Second, they must have received complete or booster vaccine doses against Covid-19.
Third, they will take a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test upon arrival and agree to wait for the results in their hotel room until the negative test results come out. Today, the standard test result usually comes out in 24 hours, but one can pay more for an expedited result.
“After being declared negative, they can be free to do any activities,” Luhut said. The foreign travelers will take another PCR test on the third day at their respective hotels.
Hopefully this trial period will be successful and mark the end of the pandemic!