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Inside Bali’s mysterious Ghost Palace Hotel haunted by the spirits of workers who died while building the luxury resort before it was abandoned 10…

  • The Ghost Palace Hotel is located in the Bedugal area, 50km north of Kuta
  • Video footage of the hotel has emerged, showing a once luxurious complex
  • The resort boasts a ballroom, large terraces, ensuite rooms and views
  • Legend has it that the hotel is haunted by workers who died at the site

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Bali is famous as a Discount Holidays © holiday destination for surf, sand and sea. But some holidaymakers heading to the Indonesian island of Gods are making a pilgrimage of a different kind – visiting an abandoned luxury hotel locals believed to be haunted. The Ghost Palace Hotel, or Bedugul Taman Rekreasi Hotel & Resort, is located on the mountains in the central highlands of Bedugal, 50km north of Kuta.

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The Bedugul Taman Rekreasi Hotel & Resort sits on the mountains in the Bedugal area, 50km north of Kuta, on the Indonesian island of Bali

The Ghost Palace Hotel, abandoned more than 10 years ago, has become a compulsory stop for some travellers in Bali

The expansive property was built in the 1990s and, for reasons unknown to this day, never opened to the public

Video footage shot by traveller Jacob Laukaitis and uploaded to YouTube1 shows a luxurious but crumbling hotel complex complete with a large ballroom, massive dinning rooms, ensuite bedrooms, countless overgrown terraces and spectacular scenic views. In another room, a pair of flip flops – an eerie sign of life long gone – lay abandoned. The expansive property was built in the 1990s and, for reasons unknown to this day, never opened to the public.

It is believed the resort has been abandoned for a decade. The five-star resort has been sitting unoccupied and crumbling for years in the central highlands of Bali

It is not known who built the hotel or who owns it today, with some locals claiming it used to belong to Tommy Suharto, son of the late president Suharto

A massive ballroom at the Ghost Palace Hotel that was constructed in the 1990s but never opened to the public

Mystery surrounds the hotel s construction as well as its ownershop – with some people claiming it was built by a member of Indonesian royalty while others point to Tommy Suharto, son of the late president Suharto. Another theory suggests the Ghost Palace Hotel is owned by a corrupt developer who placed a curse on his competitors, but instead ended up bankrupt.

Whoever the owner is, it is clear they had ambitious plans for what was obviously intended to have been a grand resort or getaway for the affluent.

I discovered a massive abandoned hotel in Bali and spent hours exploring it, Mr Laukaitis, founder of coupon website Chameleon John2, wrote when he uploaded his video on YouTube3.

Locals call it The Ghost Palace Hotel , he said referring to the folklore that the hotel is haunted by rivals businessmen and the overworked labourers who died at the site while building the resort.

The ruins of the massive resort that has stood abandoned in the mountains of the Bedugal region for the last decade

The complex boasts numerous terraces with impressive scenic views of the surrounding area

The rooms of the Ghost Palace Hotel are empty and devoid of personal belongings, except for this pair of flip flops found near a doorway

The Ghost Palace Hotel is a crumbling ruin and more than 10 years has passed since it was built

The resort is known locally as The Ghost Palace Hotel and legend has it that the complex is haunted

References

  1. ^ YouTube (www.youtube.com)
  2. ^ Chameleon John (www.chameleonjohn.com)
  3. ^ YouTube (www.youtube.com)

A rocky start to married life!

British tourist, 26, survives being crushed by a 100kg boulder accidentally KICKED loose by his fiancée while hiking…

  • Charlie McCarthy and his fiancee Kylie Davies were hiking in New Zealand
  • The pair, from Britain, were climbing down from summit of Mt Ngauruhoe in Tongariro National Park
  • Ms Davies accidentally set rock loose which tumbled toward Mr McCarthy
  • Alpine Rescue saved the man, 26, via helicopter after he suffered injuries to his hip and thigh

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A young man has had a lucky escape after he was crushed by a 100 kilogram boulder while hiking with his fiancee. Charlie McCarthy, a British tourist, was climbing down from the summit of Mt Ngauruhoe in Tongariro National Park, New Zealand on Monday when his partner Kylie Davies, 28, ‘loosened a massive boulder’ with her foot causing it to tumble down the mountain. While he managed to avoid being struck in the head, Mr McCarthy suffered injuries to his hip and thigh and had to be airlifted to safety by a rescue helicopter.

A young man (pictured) has had a lucky escape after he was crushed by a 100 kilogram boulder while hiking

Charlie McCarthy, a British tourist, was climbing down from the summit of Mt Ngauruhoe (pictured) in Tongariro National Park, New Zealand on Monday

His partner Kylie Davies, 28, ‘loosened a massive boulder’ with her foot causing it to tumble down the mountain and he had to be rescued by emergency services (pictured)

Mr McCarthy suffered injuries to his hip and thigh and had to be airlifted to safety by a rescue helicopter (pictured)

Mr McCarthy was walking just ahead of when the boulder came loose and he said he ‘heard his name being shouted’ by Ms Davies.

‘It was literally just headed straight for my head, so I reacted and pushed it away from my head and it landed on the side of my body,’ he said, according to the NZ Herald1. Ms Davies managed to find mobile phone reception to call emergency services and the Taupo Based Greenlea Rescue helicopter was dispatched. The couple were 2200 metres from the base of the mountain and a Ruapehu Alpine Rescue member was hovered over the rim of the crater to locate Mr McCarthy.

He was then scrambled down a few hundred feet to reach the pair. The 26-year-old avoided any serious injuries, but will be on crutches for a few weeks

The couple were 2200 metres from the base of the mountain

A Ruapehu Alpine Rescue member was hovered over the rim of the crater to locate Mr McCarthy

‘He was secured in a rescue bag and flown on the long line to a staging area at soda springs 3000 feet below the injury scene’

Mr McCarthy managed to escape serious injury, but will be using crutches for a few weeks

Mr McCarthy has praised the work of emergency services for saving him from his accident

The boulder weighed around 100 kilograms and Mr McCarthy has to shift out of the way to avoid it smashing into his head

‘He was secured in a rescue bag and flown on the long line to a staging area at soda springs 3000 feet below the injury scene,’ a spokesperson from Phillips Search and Rescue Trust said. Mr McCarthy was flown to Rotorua Hospital with leg injuries after being treated at the scene by paramedics.

He managed to escape serious injury, but will be using crutches for a few weeks.

‘These things happen from time to time,’ Greenlea base manager and pilot of the rescue Nat Every said.

‘The problem with climbing up Mt Ngauruhoe is the route up the mountain and the route down the mountain are not too far offset from each other and if someone dislodges a boulder, obviously it’s a danger to all those who are below them.’

‘These things happen from time to time,’ Greenlea base manager and pilot of the rescue Nat Every said

‘The problem with climbing up Mt Ngauruhoe is the route up the mountain and the route down the mountain are not too far offset from each other

The New Zealand mountain is just over 2200 metres high and is a difficult climb for unseasoned hikers

The rough terrain means it is easier for the earth to become loose under hiking boots, causing large rocks to plummet down the incline

Mr McCarthy was placed in a rescue bag and carried back up to the helicopter by a paramedic

References

  1. ^ NZ Herald (www.nzherald.co.nz)

nelson mandela day: july 18, 2015

Nelson Mandela International Day, also known as Mandela Day, is held on July 18 each year. The day remembers Mandela s achievements in working towards conflict resolution, democracy, human rights, peace, and reconciliation.

Nelson Mandela (postage stamp of Mandela pictured above) is respected for his commitment to values such as freedom, equality, and respect. iStockphoto.com/PictureLake

What do people do?

Nelson Mandela Day not only celebrates Nelson Mandela s life, but it is also a global call to action for people to recognize their ability to have a positive effect on others around them.

The day hopes to inspire people to embrace the values that Mandela shared. These values include democracy, freedom, equality, diversity, reconciliation, and respect.

Many people and organizations around the world take part in many activities to promote Nelson Mandela Day. These activities include volunteering, sport, art, education, music and culture.

Various events are also held on or around July 18 to honor Nelson Mandela s works and to promote the different projects that were inspired by Mandela s achievements.

Mandela Day also celebrates a campaign known as 46664 , in reference to Nelson Mandela s Robben Island prison number. The campaign was originally launched to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS. However, its focus expanded to broader humanitarian work.

The efforts from Mandela Day support the campaign s ongoing work and other Nelson Mandela charitable organizations.

Public life

Nelson Mandela Day is a global observance but it is not a public holiday.

Background

Nelson Mandela was born in Transkei, South Africa, on July 18, 1918. He is one of the most well-known anti-apartheid activists in South Africa. He was jailed in 1964 for leading the liberation movement against apartheid and for his stance on the human right to live in freedom.

Mandela s prisoner number was 466 and the year was 1964 when he was imprisoned on Robben Island, off Cape Town in South Africa.

The Robben Island prisoners were never referred to by their names, but rather by their numbers and year of imprisonment hence 46664 was Nelson Mandela s number. His release from prison in 1990 fed political debates in the country and contributed to South Africa s transition towards a multi-racial democracy.

After his release, Nelson Mandela continued addressing racial issues in his country and supported reconciliation initiatives. His efforts resulted in him becoming elected as South Africa s president in 1994.

He remained in office as president until 1999. He also won the Nobel Peace Prize, together with another former South African president Frederik Willem de Klerk, in 1993. In 2007 Mandela formed the Elders, an independent group of global leaders who offer their influence and experience to support peace building, help address major human suffering causes and promote shared interests of humanity.

The first Mandela Day was launched in New York on July 18, 2009, but the UN s resolution to declare the day occurred later that year.

On November 10, 2009, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring July 18 as Nelson Mandela International Day . The day marks Nelson Mandela s contribution to peace through his active involvement in resolving conflicts, promoting human rights, international democracy and reconciliation, and in addressing racial issues.

Symbols

Various statues and civic tributes have been made to honor Nelson Mandela. For example, a statue in Mandela s image stands at Nelson Mandela Square in Johannesburg, South Africa.

A bridge, known as the Nelson Mandela Bridge, is also found in Johannesburg. Postage stamps have also been dedicated to Mandela, as well as various musical tributes, in previous times.

Note: timeanddate.com would like to thank sources such as mandeladay.com and 46664.com for information about Nelson Mandela Day.

External links

Nelson Mandela Day Observances

Weekday Date Year Name Discount Holidays © Holiday type Where it is observed Sat Jul 18 2009 Nelson Mandela Day United Nations observance Sun Jul 18 2010 Nelson Mandela Day United Nations observance Mon Jul 18 2011 Nelson Mandela Day United Nations observance Wed Jul 18 2012 Nelson Mandela Day United Nations observance Thu Jul 18 2013 Nelson Mandela Day United Nations observance Fri Jul 18 2014 Nelson Mandela Day United Nations observance Sat Jul 18 2015 Nelson Mandela Day United Nations observance Mon Jul 18 2016 Nelson Mandela Day United Nations observance Tue Jul 18 2017 Nelson Mandela Day United Nations observance Wed Jul 18 2018 Nelson Mandela Day United Nations observance Thu Jul 18 2019 Nelson Mandela Day United Nations observance Sat Jul 18 2020 Nelson Mandela Day United Nations observance

Nelson Mandela International Day, also known as Mandela Day, is held on July 18 each year. The day remembers Mandela s achievements in working towards conflict resolution, democracy, human rights, peace, and reconciliation.

Nelson Mandela (postage stamp of Mandela pictured above) is respected for his commitment to values such as freedom, equality, and respect.

Nelson Mandela (postage stamp of Mandela pictured above) is respected for his commitment to values such as freedom, equality, and respect. iStockphoto.com/PictureLake

What do people do?

Nelson Mandela Day not only celebrates Nelson Mandela s life, but it is also a global call to action for people to recognize their ability to have a positive effect on others around them. The day hopes to inspire people to embrace the values that Mandela shared.

These values include democracy, freedom, equality, diversity, reconciliation, and respect.

Many people and organizations around the world take part in many activities to promote Nelson Mandela Day. These activities include volunteering, sport, art, education, music and culture. Various events are also held on or around July 18 to honor Nelson Mandela s works and to promote the different projects that were inspired by Mandela s achievements.

Mandela Day also celebrates a campaign known as 46664 , in reference to Nelson Mandela s Robben Island prison number.

The campaign was originally launched to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS. However, its focus expanded to broader humanitarian work. The efforts from Mandela Day support the campaign s ongoing work and other Nelson Mandela charitable organizations.

Public life

Nelson Mandela Day is a global observance but it is not a public holiday.

Background

Nelson Mandela was born in Transkei, South Africa, on July 18, 1918.

He is one of the most well-known anti-apartheid activists in South Africa. He was jailed in 1964 for leading the liberation movement against apartheid and for his stance on the human right to live in freedom.

Mandela s prisoner number was 466 and the year was 1964 when he was imprisoned on Robben Island, off Cape Town in South Africa. The Robben Island prisoners were never referred to by their names, but rather by their numbers and year of imprisonment hence 46664 was Nelson Mandela s number.

His release from prison in 1990 fed political debates in the country and contributed to South Africa s transition towards a multi-racial democracy.

After his release, Nelson Mandela continued addressing racial issues in his country and supported reconciliation initiatives. His efforts resulted in him becoming elected as South Africa s president in 1994. He remained in office as president until 1999.

He also won the Nobel Peace Prize, together with another former South African president Frederik Willem de Klerk, in 1993. In 2007 Mandela formed the Elders, an independent group of global leaders who offer their influence and experience to support peace building, help address major human suffering causes and promote shared interests of humanity.

The first Mandela Day was launched in New York on July 18, 2009, but the UN s resolution to declare the day occurred later that year. On November 10, 2009, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring July 18 as Nelson Mandela International Day .

The day marks Nelson Mandela s contribution to peace through his active involvement in resolving conflicts, promoting human rights, international democracy and reconciliation, and in addressing racial issues.

Symbols

Various statues and civic tributes have been made to honor Nelson Mandela. For example, a statue in Mandela s image stands at Nelson Mandela Square in Johannesburg, South Africa. A bridge, known as the Nelson Mandela Bridge, is also found in Johannesburg.

Postage stamps have also been dedicated to Mandela, as well as various musical tributes, in previous times.

Note: timeanddate.com would like to thank sources such as mandeladay.com and 46664.com for information about Nelson Mandela Day.

External links

Nelson Mandela Day Observances

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Weekday1 Date2 Year3 Name Discount Holidays © Holiday type Where it is observed Sat Jul 18 2009 Nelson Mandela Day United Nations observance Sun Jul 18 2010 Nelson Mandela Day United Nations observance Mon Jul 18 2011 Nelson Mandela Day United Nations observance Wed Jul 18 2012 Nelson Mandela Day United Nations observance Thu Jul 18 2013 Nelson Mandela Day United Nations observance Fri Jul 18 2014 Nelson Mandela Day United Nations observance Sat Jul 18 2015 Nelson Mandela Day United Nations observance Mon Jul 18 2016 Nelson Mandela Day United Nations observance Tue Jul 18 2017 Nelson Mandela Day United Nations observance Wed Jul 18 2018 Nelson Mandela Day United Nations observance Thu Jul 18 2019 Nelson Mandela Day United Nations observance Sat Jul 18 2020 Nelson Mandela Day United Nations observance

Nelson Mandela International Day, also known as Mandela Day, is held on July 18 each year. The day remembers Mandela s achievements in working towards conflict resolution, democracy, human rights, peace, and reconciliation.

Nelson Mandela (postage stamp of Mandela pictured above) is respected for his commitment to values such as freedom, equality, and respect. Nelson Mandela (postage stamp of Mandela pictured above) is respected for his commitment to values such as freedom, equality, and respect.

iStockphoto.com/PictureLake

What do people do?

Nelson Mandela Day not only celebrates Nelson Mandela s life, but it is also a global call to action for people to recognize their ability to have a positive effect on others around them. The day hopes to inspire people to embrace the values that Mandela shared. These values include democracy, freedom, equality, diversity, reconciliation, and respect.

Many people and organizations around the world take part in many activities to promote Nelson Mandela Day.

These activities include volunteering, sport, art, education, music and culture. Various events are also held on or around July 18 to honor Nelson Mandela s works and to promote the different projects that were inspired by Mandela s achievements.

Mandela Day also celebrates a campaign known as 46664 , in reference to Nelson Mandela s Robben Island prison number. The campaign was originally launched to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS.

However, its focus expanded to broader humanitarian work. The efforts from Mandela Day support the campaign s ongoing work and other Nelson Mandela charitable organizations.

Public life

Nelson Mandela Day is a global observance but it is not a public holiday.

Background

Nelson Mandela was born in Transkei, South Africa, on July 18, 1918. He is one of the most well-known anti-apartheid activists in South Africa.

He was jailed in 1964 for leading the liberation movement against apartheid and for his stance on the human right to live in freedom.

Mandela s prisoner number was 466 and the year was 1964 when he was imprisoned on Robben Island, off Cape Town in South Africa. The Robben Island prisoners were never referred to by their names, but rather by their numbers and year of imprisonment hence 46664 was Nelson Mandela s number. His release from prison in 1990 fed political debates in the country and contributed to South Africa s transition towards a multi-racial democracy.

After his release, Nelson Mandela continued addressing racial issues in his country and supported reconciliation initiatives.

His efforts resulted in him becoming elected as South Africa s president in 1994. He remained in office as president until 1999. He also won the Nobel Peace Prize, together with another former South African president Frederik Willem de Klerk, in 1993.

In 2007 Mandela formed the Elders, an independent group of global leaders who offer their influence and experience to support peace building, help address major human suffering causes and promote shared interests of humanity.

The first Mandela Day was launched in New York on July 18, 2009, but the UN s resolution to declare the day occurred later that year. On November 10, 2009, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring July 18 as Nelson Mandela International Day . The day marks Nelson Mandela s contribution to peace through his active involvement in resolving conflicts, promoting human rights, international democracy and reconciliation, and in addressing racial issues.

Symbols

Various statues and civic tributes have been made to honor Nelson Mandela.

For example, a statue in Mandela s image stands at Nelson Mandela Square in Johannesburg, South Africa.

A bridge, known as the Nelson Mandela Bridge, is also found in Johannesburg.

Postage stamps have also been dedicated to Mandela, as well as various musical tributes, in previous times.

Note: timeanddate.com would like to thank sources such as mandeladay.com and 46664.com for information about Nelson Mandela Day.

External links

Nelson Mandela Day Observances

Select another year-range:
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1800 1849
1850 1899
1900 1949
1950 1999
1990 2020
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2050 2099
2100 2149
2150 2199
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2350 2399
2400 2449
2450 2499
2500 2549
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Weekday4 Date5 Year6 Name Discount Holidays © Holiday type Where it is observed Sat Jul 18 2009 Nelson Mandela Day United Nations observance Sun Jul 18 2010 Nelson Mandela Day United Nations observance Mon Jul 18 2011 Nelson Mandela Day United Nations observance Wed Jul 18 2012 Nelson Mandela Day United Nations observance Thu Jul 18 2013 Nelson Mandela Day United Nations observance Fri Jul 18 2014 Nelson Mandela Day United Nations observance Sat Jul 18 2015 Nelson Mandela Day United Nations observance Mon Jul 18 2016 Nelson Mandela Day United Nations observance Tue Jul 18 2017 Nelson Mandela Day United Nations observance Wed Jul 18 2018 Nelson Mandela Day United Nations observance Thu Jul 18 2019 Nelson Mandela Day United Nations observance Sat Jul 18 2020 Nelson Mandela Day United Nations observance

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