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30 Years

Think Global - Care Local

Happy Nyepi

from Rotary Club Bali Nusa Dua to all our friends and members. 


Nyepi is a unique Balinese Hindu festival, also known as the "Day of Silence," celebrated here in Bali, Indonesia.


It marks the start of the Saka New Year, which usually falls in March. The festival is observed over a period of several days, with the most significant day being the day of complete silence, when the whole island comes to a standstill.

The purpose of Nyepi is to engage in self-reflection, meditation, and fasting, allowing for a spiritual cleansing and renewal.

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It is a time for people to introspect and contemplate their actions and thoughts, seeking to improve themselves for the upcoming year.

Before the day of silence, there are several rituals and ceremonies:

  1. Melasti: A purification ceremony held a few days before Nyepi, where sacred objects and symbols from temples are taken to the sea or other water sources for cleansing.

  2. Bhuta Yajna: A ceremony to neutralize negative energies and appease spirits through offerings and prayers.

  3. Ogoh-ogoh Parade: On the eve of Nyepi, villagers create and parade large, demonic statues called "ogoh-ogoh" through the streets to symbolize the evil spirits they wish to drive away. The parade ends with the burning of these statues, signifying the victory of good over evil.

The entire island shuts down, including the airport, businesses, and public services. Streets are empty, and people spend the day in contemplation and meditation.


Enjoy this wonderful day of silence. YIR.

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Welcome to Rotary Club Bali Nusa Dua


Greetings from Bali, Morning of the World, and welcome to Rotary Club Bali Nusa Dua, RCBND.

Chartered in 1992 as Bali's first English-speaking Rotary Club, during the past 30 years, we have embodied this year's Rotary motto, "SERVE TO CHANGE LIVES".

Our Clubs motto for  2022-2023 is “THINK GLOBAL – CARE LOCAL”

Our Cleft Lip and Palate project has, since 1994, provided free operations for just over 2,000 underprivileged children on Bali and surrounding islands.


The 2,000th operation having been undertaken and celebrated in March of this year, 2022.

The current stage of the project is being supported and funded by two Global Grants from Rotary International with our Sister Clubs RC Luxembourg-Horizon and RC Tokyo-Kojimachi as International Host Sponsors. 


Besides, our club has been engaged in a variety of community and vocational service projects, ranging from blood banking to prosthetic legs, from support for HIV infected children to scholarships for the underprivileged and disabled, just to mention a few.

This has only been possible thanks to our current 33 dedicated members originating from 11 countries. We meet at Hotel Merusaka, Nusa Dua on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 12.30 PM.

If you are interested to learn more or becoming involved please send me an email at:


Thank you for visiting,

Martin Smyth, President 2022-2023


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sponsored hospitality & life skills education and on-job training at one of our 5-star
education partners. By training these young Indonesian women and helping them find full time employment in the hospitality sector with fair wages, they have a chance for a better future and the poverty cycle can be broken.

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