05 Jun '12, 6am

A unique 'Museum' Hotel Resort in #Bali ~ #Indonesia #travel #hospitality #ttot

A unique 'Museum' Hotel Resort in #Bali ~ #Indonesia #travel #hospitality #ttot

On my arrival at the Tugu Hotel Bali, the first thing that caught my attention was a super-sized giant Garuda statue carved out of a single piece of wood. I was in awe looking at this beautiful unpainted sculpture while waiting for the resident manager to greet me. Sitting in the majestic hotel lounge, I looked around and every detail seemed to be fashioned in some antique way. Was I in the right place? It did not look like a hotel or resort but more like a well designed antique museum of some sort. Eventually the resident manager - Stephanie greeted me while I was served with a local lemongrass welcome drink and cold towel. I just had to ask her about the massive Garuda statue, and she explained that the owner once saw the unfinished sculpture at the back of a crafters factory and offered to buy it. The crafter thought the owner had lost his mind as it was merely a piece ...

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