Making Anniversaries Memorable
Mr and Mrs Wong stayed at Banyan Tree Ungsana, Bali in celebration of their wedding anniversary. Instead of engaging in the standard tourist activities, they expressed greater interest to immerse in a spiritual experience. The hotel team discussed how they could help create an unforgettable anniversary celebration for the couple. It was a challenge as temples that were less explored were usually opened to locals only. After research, the team found a sacred temple inhabited by hundreds of bats and carried out the Melukat Ceremony. This ceremony is one of Bali’s main rituals, believed to cleanse one’s soul from negative influences.
The next day, Recreation Associate Ms Kadek Ayulianawati shared with the couple about this temple and the ceremony that they could experience. The couple were very impressed and excited to embark on this journey. The staff prepared the banten for them, an offering to be given during the Blessing Ceremony.
“It was definitely one of the highlights of our anniversary,” said Mrs Wong.