Events in Bali


Robert Burns Night on 25 | 01 | 2014 at 7PM

"my love is like a red, red rose" - Robert Burns

Continuing a worldwide tradition, the birthday and life of Scotland’s most famous poet Robert Burns (1759-1796) will be celebrated in Bali on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at the Bali Dynasty Resort in South Kuta.

As similar gatherings are convened on that date in Scotland and in every corner of the globe – the Bali “Burns Night” will be a gala celebration of the life, poems and music of the fabled Scottish bard Robert Burns who was born in Alloway on January 25, 1759.



This year’s gathering marks the 255th anniversary of his birth while globally thousands dress in kilts, sing traditional Scottish songs and recite the poetry of Burns – considered by many to be the national poet of Scotland and the embodiment of that nation’s ethos.

As well as making original compositions, Burns collected folk songs from across Scotland, often revising or adapting them. His poem (and song) “Auld Lang Syne is often sung at Hogmanay (the last day of the year), and “Scots Wha Hae” served for a long time as an unofficial national anthem of the Country. These, and other songs and poems of Robert Burns will be re-enacted in Bali on Robert Burns Night.

Bali – to the Max

Leading the evening of ritualized fun in Bali will be Scottish-born Western Australian entertainer and businessman Max Kay. Max arrived in Perth from Scotland in 1967 and soon became one of Western Australia’s most sought after performers! In 1976 he opened the Civic Theatre in Inglewood where he wrote, produced, and performed his own shows with a personally trained cast of, dancers, singers, and actors. For his contributions to the Arts, Max has been awarded the Order of Australia.

A kilted Max Kay will lead diners in the traditional Selkirk Grace, the ceremonial cutting of quintessential Scottish dish of sheep offal – Haggis escorted into the room by a Scottish piper, deliver the emotion-filled “Address to the Haggis” and entertain diners with Scottish songs.

While all are welcome – be they Scottish or merely “Brave Hearted” – seating is limited and early booking is recommended. Australian holidaymakers are more than welcome to join the festivites.

Enjoy the Scottish traditional fare of:

  • Cock a Leekie Soup
  • Haggis
  • Neeps and Tatties
  • Rare Scottish Rib of Beef with trimmings and seasonal vegetables
  • Hot Sticky Toffee Pudding

Free-flow beer and wine will accompany the dinner. Selected Scotch Whiskeys will also be available from a cash bar.

And, of course, guests are most welcome to dress as “Scottish as they like.”

In keeping with Scottish tradition, guests are encouraged to wear the plaid of their clan while enjoying authentic bagpipe music, Scottish song, Scottish cuisine and Scottish poetry. Following a time-honored ritual, there will be toasts, tributes, Burn’s songs and no small amount of humor to complement what promises to be a memorable evening.

Booking Information

Tickets for the evening cost Rp. 850,000 net (US$80) which covers cocktails, dinner and free flow beer and wine.

special offer

The Bali Dynasty Resort is offering special accommodation rates for those wishing to stay the Resort in connection with Robert Burns Night.

A 10% discount is available for advance purchasers of a table of ten. 






Please send an email to or call +62 361 286283 for more information.

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