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Ubud Hotel Association Turns 7

Ubud Hotel Association Celebrates Seven Years of Making Ubud a Star Attraction for Bali and Indonesian Tourism

(12/16/2011) Ubud Hotel Association (UHA) Celebrated its 7th Anniversary in early December 2011 via a series of special events sharing a common theme of “Tri Hita Karana” – the Balinese foundation philosophy that dictates balance be maintained between Man and Nature (Palemahan), Man and his fellow man (Pawongan) and Man and God (Parahyangan).

Environmentally based programs for the celebration included the planting of 500 magnolia trees at Kesidan Village in Kintamani on November 18, 2011 and an Ubud clean-up programs held on December 9, 2011.

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Socio-cultural programs included a downhill cycle ride from Kintamani to Ubud on December 3, 2011, culminating with a medical check-up for all UHA Members.

To honor the special relationship between man and God, a spiritual program via g a spiritual journey (Tirta Yatra) to Pulaki and Melanting Temples on November 25, 2011.

The peak of UHA's 7th Anniversary was a “Night of Celebration” on December 9, 2011. Thirty-eight UHA members gathered at the Museum Puri Lukisan in Campuhan to celebrate the close of a month-long program.

UHA Chairman 2010-2012, Heri Sumawan said: “Ubud is internationally acknowledged for its visual arts and performance, as well as exceptional arts and crafts, making it one of the most important cultural and artistic centres in Indonesia. In the last 5 years, Ubud has metamorphosed from one of the places of interest in Bali to a tourist destination with many of the islands most reputable hotels and villas. UHA aims to establish and maintain these professional standards for the hospitality industry in Ubud which ultimately benefit our visitors and our people.”

UHA’s former chairman 2008-2010, Ramia Adnyana, commented,:” I am delighted to learn that Ubud Hotels Association (UHA) has gone from strength to strength during these seven years. We celebrate this moment as a time of great professional satisfaction, and also to encourage UHA to keep moving forward with increased vigour to spread the message of or our hospitable destination and what we offer.”

Adding: “It’s encouraging to know that during the past seven years, UHA’s mission to highlight Ubud as a green destination, has been accomplished through recognition of Ubud as the Best City in Asia 2009 by Conde Nast Traveller’s (CNT) Magazine USA, and Best Destination in Asia over 3 consecutive years by Trip Advisor Travelers’ Choice (2008, 2010 and 2011). These well-deserved rewards are a testament to the vision and hard work of all of UHA members and to cement our motto that Ubud is the spirit of Bali.” 

Shown on Balidiscovery.com are pictures from the variety of activities held to celebrate the Ubud Hotel Association’s 7th Anniversary.