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August 14, 2017 Resort News No Comments Email Email

Celebrate the foundation of Indonesia as an independent nation with Independence Day celebrations this year at Finns Bali!  Merdeka Day, as it is known across the the country is a nationwide holiday observed annually on  August 17th to recognise the beginning of the country’s emancipation from Dutch colonial rule in 1945. Despite The Netherlands not officially recognising Indonesia’s independence until 2005, this year the nation will commemorate its 72nd anniversary of freedom from Dutch rule with parades, gatherings and celebrations across the country and patriots wearing their red and white with pride!

Whether you’re an Indonesian National, a short term visitor or one who has adopted this fascinating country with its multifaceted culture as their second home, everybody is welcome at Finns Beach Club and Finns Recreation Club to take part in the celebrations and share in the enjoyment of the national day.

It’s free entry for everyone at Finns Recreation Club and even if you aren’t a member, Indonesian Nationals can simply show their KTP and they can ride the slides at Splash for half price for the day, while the kids ride for free!

Join in the spirit of the day and take part in traditional games for all ages. Bring along your footy boots and enjoy a little lighthearted ribbing and rivalry with a soccer friendly in the afternoon as Indonesia takes on The-Rest-of-the-World or relax and enjoy live entertainment while tucking into some tasty traditional Indonesian fare.

If being by the beach is more your speed, head on down to Finns Beach Club at Berawa for their Independence Day party. Finns’ lawn will be transformed for the whole family to enjoy an afternoon of games with entertainment into the evening from Indonesian born and bred DJ/Singer/Actor, Nadia Vega. A veteran of over twenty five films, Nadia began her acting career at age nine and is a household name on Indonesian television. In more recent times she has diversified and is channeling  her energies into her new passion. Combining her love of DJ ing and her vocal and musical talents she has put together a dynamic act that will be sure to keep rhythm seekers up on the dance floor and looking for more.

Make it a mid week pool party in the name of independence! Don your red and white beachwear and let the celebrations continue as you watch the sun set over the waves and stay on to dine, drink and dance under the stars at Bali’s best beach club! To find out further details regarding Independence Day celebrations at Finns Recreation Club or Finns Beach Club, email: or

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