Top 8 Places to Celebrate Chinese New Year in Bali

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Top 8 Places to Celebrate Chinese New Year in Bali

One of the good things in Bali is that the island is always ready for almost any occasion. Be it a honeymoon, New Year, a national celebration like Australia Day, or the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year, there are plenty ways to make it more meaningful, more cheerful, and bring happiness and joy for people celebrating.

On an upcoming week, where we will be welcoming the Year of Pig, plenty of options are now available for booking to fulfill your preferences. As this occasion is closely related to a family reunion, a wish for luck and prosperity, the option for feasts are ample and the Barongsai is the must-see performance on this day.

Here are some recommendations to give you an idea to let this moment bring you positive energy to sail on the Year of Pig.

Manisan Bali at Alaya Resort Ubud
Alaya Resort Ubud will be welcoming the Year of the Earth Pig with a special Chinese New Year Dinner featuring a Barong Dance at Manisan Bali, which honours the island’s creative spirit. A superb buffet dinner featuring live cooking stations will take guests on an exotic journey with an array of tasty dishes highlighted by a whole suckling roast pig. Entertainment is a dynamic performance of the Barong Dance with costumed creatures based on Balinese mythology re-counting the universal tale of the struggle between good and evil. This vibrant enactment will take place in Manisan Garden lit by flaming bamboo torches. Available only on Tuesday, 5th of February 2019 starting at 7PM onward, this exclusive dining event promises a rich blend of art, tradition and religion. It is priced at IDR 250,000++ per person. For more info, please email fb.ubud@alayahotels.com.

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Lumbung Restaurant at Desa Visesa Ubud
Inviting the Asian food fans to usher in the year of the pig at its beautiful setting under the bridge, surrounded by the green sanctuary, Lumbung Restaurant will serve a buffet-style Lunar Feast dinner on the 4th February. Starting from 7PM, delicious food like Steam Sea Bass with Ginger Sauce, all-time favourite Dimsum Station, Chili Crab, and many more will be on the table, tempting you to crave for more. As your palate is satisfied, Barongsai will be performed as the climax of the festivity.

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Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant at Bali Dynasty Resort
Hidden inside the expansive family-friendly Bali Dynasty Resort in Jalan Kartika Plaza, Kuta, this elegant, ballroom style celebrates classic Chinese style is a perfect spot for a big family reunion dinner. It boasts the feeling of togetherness as the family sits in a circle around the rounded table. As for the center of the table, relish in a wide choice of Cantonese and Szechuan cuisines, and not to be missed, the Yee Sang. There are also entertainments during dinner time on Lunar New Year’s Day.

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Rumah Luwih 
Chinese New Year is a joyful celebration that symbolizes hope and a new beginning. Treat your family to a well deserved special getaway into the delightful haven of oceanfront Rumah Luwih Resort. Their two-night package promises a peaceful stay in a stunning beachfront colonial setting, starting from IDR 3,350,000 nett/package with staying period 4 – 6 February. This includes daily buffet breakfast for 2 persons and one time Chinese New Year Buffet Lunch at Andrawina Restaurant for 2 persons. Further info, email at info@rumahluwih.com.

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Maguro Asian Bistro at Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa
Those who are celebrating with their loved one can cherish this moment at the intimate poolside setting of Maguro, serving the best of Asian cuisines. The chef spreads the joy of this Lunar year by curating a delectable festive Lunar set menu for two, available from 1 – 5 February. Adding the festive atmosphere, the hotel’s Lobby foyer will be filled with rhythmic drumming as a troupe of lion dancers usher in New Year’s blessing for everyone.

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Ares Steak & Pasta at Sudamala Suites & Villas
In conjunction with the closing day of the “Patience is Earth” rice paper art collaboration exhibition of Balinese and Chinese artists, Ares is preparing a prosperity dinner with a special four-course lunar set menu. Savour the Chinese delicacies with a twist, including Duck Dumpling Soup, Steamed Garoupa Fish, Longevity Noodles. This delicious selection set menu is priced at IDR 450K++ per couple, and guests joining will get an opportunity to pick lucky Ang Pao for special gifts from Sudamala. This will be an excellent option for art lover as they can pay a visit and enjoy the painting exhibition before or after dinner.

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Happy Chappy Chinese Restaurant
There is no special reason needed to explain the reason. From outside, red colour and strong Chinese architecture style are more than enough. Happy Chappy atmosphere embodies a convivial family-style Chinese restaurant with specialties in serving traditional Cantonese-style Chinese food. With a little touch, it creates a merrier moment as they have Barongsai Dance and Wushu martial arts performance. Prefer to switch the music to a more modern tune? Come on 5 February for a playful mix by DJ Boyd.

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Mozaic Restaurant Ubud
Known as one of the best fine dining restaurants in Ubud, this year, Mozaic will be presenting a special event to celebrate the occasion, where the chef-owner Chris Salan will cook a special tasting menu. The idea came up after his recent trip to Shanghai and brought back with a full bag of spices from the Guizhou are of China, plus a lot of ideas. This Southwest X Southeast Dinner on 5 February will showcase the beautiful marriage of two countries’ cuisines, Southwest (China) and Southeast (Indonesia), available in 6-course and 8-course, plus wine pairing options. Prepare your palate, and also prepare to splurge.

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