Land for sale at Balangan Beach, Jimbaran Bali
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Total area of 38000 square meter of land is nestled in Tanjung Balangan; on the beach, white sand, magnificent cave, cliffs ocean view. And Airport in distance is blinking with lights. New Kuta Resort and …

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Sanghyang Dance (The Dance of Spirits)
Tuesday, 5 Dec, 2006 – 17:26 | No Comment
Sanghyang Dance (The Dance of Spirits)

The Sanghyang dance is included in trance dance genre. This dance is believed to have the power to invite the gods or sacred spirits to enter the body of the dancers and put them in …

Nusa Penida Island
Friday, 1 Dec, 2006 – 9:07 | 3 Comments
Nusa Penida Island

Nusa Penida is a small island located just off the south-east coast of Bali that largely remains in its natural state, relatively untouched by tourism development. Clearly visible form Bali, Nusa Penida lies across a …

Concert Dec. 1 Gamelan Gita Sari Under the Direction of I Wayan Dibia
Thursday, 30 Nov, 2006 – 14:34 | No Comment
Concert Dec. 1 Gamelan Gita Sari Under the Direction of I Wayan Dibia

WORCESTER, Mass. The Holy Cross departments of theatre and music presents their famed Balinese gamelan orchestra, Gamelan Gita Sari, under the directorship of visiting fellow in Balinese performing arts, I Wayan Dibia, in concert …

Baris Dance (Warrior Dance)
Wednesday, 29 Nov, 2006 – 7:56 | 3 Comments
Baris Dance (Warrior Dance)

According to Covarrubias no dance in the world can be manlier than baris. Baris, a traditional war dance, typifies the strong elegance of the male and is the source of for all masculine dances. The …

Galungan – A Brief Overview
Wednesday, 29 Nov, 2006 – 6:15 | 3 Comments
Galungan – A Brief Overview

The ancient Balinese calendar is a complex cycle where many days have specific holy significances. The Balinese community will celebrate Galungan on Wednesday November 29, 2006, which in western terms can be likened to Christmas …

Wayang Kulit (Leather Puppet)
Monday, 27 Nov, 2006 – 11:51 | One Comment
Wayang Kulit (Leather Puppet)

Wayang Kulit is a very popular traditional art performance uses the shadow of leather puppets in its performance. The origin of wayang kulit can be traced back to the days of King Ugrasena in 896. …

Subak Irrigation Management 2
Wednesday, 22 Nov, 2006 – 17:09 | 4 Comments
Subak Irrigation Management 2

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The general Balinese philosophy guiding the subak system adheres to the principle of Tri Hita Karana which emphasises that happiness can only be reached if the Creator (God), the people (the farmers) and …

Subak Irrigation Management 1
Tuesday, 21 Nov, 2006 – 17:01 | 6 Comments
Subak Irrigation Management 1

Balinese rice cultivation is famous all over the world for its efficient use of irrigation water. At the heart of irrigation management are the water user associations called subak. They are the backbone of Balinese …

Bali Gets the Heat Back
Tuesday, 21 Nov, 2006 – 14:25 | No Comment
Bali Gets the Heat Back

After a desperately slow business pace last year in related to the second bomb attack, Bali is now taking the heat back. Bali is experiencing a near-record in hotel and flight bookings for upcoming Christmas …

Travel to London ‘riskier’ than Bali
Monday, 20 Nov, 2006 – 12:07 | No Comment
Travel to London ‘riskier’ than Bali

THE Federal Government’s travel advisory to Britain is inadequate and underestimates the extent of the terrorism threat there, tourism figures and security experts have warned.
London is now seen as the prime western target for jihadists, …

Café Lotus
Monday, 20 Nov, 2006 – 10:52 | 3 Comments
Café Lotus

Café Lotus has been a hallmark of Ubud for years. Your visit to ubud will not be complete if you miss this unforgettable spot.
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The Café Lotus provides you not just delicious food and excellent beverage …

Lontar Ancient Balinese Palm Scripts
Saturday, 18 Nov, 2006 – 14:12 | 2 Comments
Lontar Ancient Balinese Palm Scripts

Man has always had the foresight to realize the importance of recording details for future preservation. History indicates that long before paper was invented, man attempted to leave his mark by etching on cave walls …

Thaksin Playing Golf in Bali
Saturday, 18 Nov, 2006 – 7:05 | No Comment
Thaksin Playing Golf in Bali

Former prime minister Thaksin said today he plans to stay in Bali for a week. After that, said the ousted prime minister, he may fly to Perth, Australia, or back to China – perhaps Beijing, …

TOGEL, A Unique Blend of Mathematic and Mystic
Friday, 17 Nov, 2006 – 15:43 | No Comment
TOGEL, A Unique Blend of Mathematic and Mystic

Togel equivalent to Nomer in Balinese language is a kind of lottery in which the player guess a series of number, consist of four digit numbers, player can guess all four digit numbers, last three …

Behind A Dream
Friday, 17 Nov, 2006 – 12:22 | No Comment
Behind A Dream

Dream can be defined as having an idea or image in the mind while in the state of sleep. Dream is always beyond control and difficult to analyze. These characteristic of dream make it interesting …

On Greeting
Thursday, 16 Nov, 2006 – 11:40 | No Comment
On Greeting

Yesterday my linguistic professor revealed an interesting fact on Balinese to me. He said that originally we, Balinese have no greeting and other communicative expression in our language. Expression such as “Rahajeng semeng” equivalent to …

The Bali Beach Golf Course
Tuesday, 14 Nov, 2006 – 16:31 | No Comment
The Bali Beach Golf Course

The Bali Beach Golf Course set in an environment of very mature, tall trees, has been given a face lift, with the introduction of lakes, mounding and features, including newly designed and constructed greens all …

The Blanco Renaissance Museum
Monday, 13 Nov, 2006 – 17:13 | 3 Comments
The Blanco Renaissance Museum

The Museum was built on December 2, 1998. The work of building its foundation was attended bv Don Antonio Blanco. Mario Blanco. Ni Rondji and their nearest relatives. The aim of building the museum is …

“Bali Is My Life” Is In The Air
Monday, 13 Nov, 2006 – 13:13 | No Comment
“Bali Is My Life” Is In The Air

A promotional tourism tagline “Bali Is My Life” is launched by Indonesian minister of culture and tourism, Jero Wacik in Patra Bali Hotel yesterday. This tagline is designed to be a part of Bali tourism …

On Condolence
Friday, 10 Nov, 2006 – 12:13 | No Comment
On Condolence

A friend of mine asked me how to express a condolence in Bahasa Bali (Balinese language). It seemed an easy question at first but after a few moments I realized that Balinese language has no …

On Death
Friday, 10 Nov, 2006 – 12:01 | No Comment
On Death

Many non-Balinese people have seen the Ngaben (Balinese traditional cremation ceremony), some people take for it for granted, “oh, Ngaben good”, but some people asked various question in relation with this ceremony. One question that …

Mild Quake Jolts Bali
Friday, 10 Nov, 2006 – 11:45 | No Comment
Mild Quake Jolts Bali

ANTARA News – A 3.9 magnitude undersea earthquake jolted the Bali provincial capital of Denpasar on Thursday but there was no immediate report of casualties and damage.
The epicenter of the tremor that struck at 03.07 …

Zen Resort Creating Bali’s First Integrated Holistic Wellness Resort
Thursday, 9 Nov, 2006 – 11:33 | No Comment
Zen Resort Creating Bali’s First Integrated Holistic Wellness Resort

NewswireToday – /newswire/
Singaraja, Buleleng, Indonesia, 11/07/2006 – Zen Resort Bali creating Bali’s first authentic and integrated Ayurveda, Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation resort in a serene and un-spoilt natural environment in North Bali. Experts from the …

La Lucciola – A Perfect Cuisine Sanctuary
Wednesday, 8 Nov, 2006 – 16:55 | 10 Comments
La Lucciola – A Perfect Cuisine Sanctuary

The Frommer’s call it “a place to see and be seen” but I prefer to call it a cuisine sanctuary. If you want to have a lunch without any hullabaloo of the Kuta’s crowd while …

Qatar to Fly to Bali (Special Report: World Travel Mart)
Wednesday, 8 Nov, 2006 – 11:15 | 2 Comments
Qatar to Fly to Bali (Special Report: World Travel Mart)

By Ian Jarrett
LONDON – Qatar Airways will launch services to Bali in mid-2007, one of seven new destinations being started by the Doha-based airline. The Bali service will be an extension of its current service …

BTB Supervisory Board Members Resign
Tuesday, 7 Nov, 2006 – 9:08 | No Comment
BTB Supervisory Board Members Resign

BALI – Five members of the supervisory body charged with monitoring the financial accountability of the Bali Tourism Board (BTB) resigned last week.
I Gusti Agung Prana, Hadi Taryoto, John Ketut Pantja, Cok Putra and I …

An International Plea to End Travel Warnings and Bans to Blissful Bali
Saturday, 4 Nov, 2006 – 12:06 | No Comment
An International Plea to End Travel Warnings and Bans to Blissful Bali

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Singaraja, Buleleng, Indonesia, 11/03/2006 – An international plea for Bali’s recovery in response to the travel warnings by the developed countries. Terrorist threats exisit in New York, London, Mumbai…but no travel …

Bali Garden Hotel & Resort Support the Bali Surf Lifesaving Club
Saturday, 4 Nov, 2006 – 9:59 | No Comment
Bali Garden Hotel & Resort Support the Bali Surf Lifesaving Club

Bali Garden Hotel & Resort adds international lifesaving equipment on Kuta Beach. A long-time supporter of the Bali Surf Lifesaving Club, Bali Garden Hotel & Resort recently acquired a surf rescue board and tube to …

Clifford Geertz 1926-2006
Friday, 3 Nov, 2006 – 11:51 | No Comment
Clifford Geertz 1926-2006

Princeton, N.J., October 31, 2006 — Clifford Geertz, an eminent scholar in the field of cultural anthropology known for his extensive research in Indonesia and Morocco, died at the age of 80 early yesterday morning …

Can Bali Bounce Back? How terror took the top end off a tourist paradise
Friday, 3 Nov, 2006 – 10:05 | No Comment
Can Bali Bounce Back? How terror took the top end off a tourist paradise

By Jonathan Kent
Newsweek International
Nov. 6, 2006 issue – Transport, sir?” Wayan Oka, 28, spends much of his day hanging out with his friends on Monkey Forest Road in the town of Ubud. Indeed, walk down …

Ferry Fees’ Increase
Wednesday, 1 Nov, 2006 – 12:30 | No Comment
Ferry Fees’ Increase

Starting from today Official ferry fees for sea transportation from Java to Bali are set to increase 9.29 %. Compare to the increase of fees in another crossing across Indonesia the increase of fee in …

Traveling Safe In The Post 9/11 Era
Wednesday, 1 Nov, 2006 – 12:10 | One Comment
Traveling Safe In The Post 9/11 Era

Taken from Associated Press
Commemoration of the 9/11 terror attacks is bound to lead some travelers to wonder about safety, especially for overseas travel.
Fortunately, traveling around the world is still statistically no more dangerous than traveling …

Gedong Arca Museum
Tuesday, 31 Oct, 2006 – 14:37 | One Comment
Gedong Arca Museum

Those with a keen interest in history should not pass up an opportunity to visit the Gedong Arca Museum, which has a fascinating collection of Balinese heritage pieces. While the museum is not officially recognized …

Slovakia opens consulate in Bali
Monday, 30 Oct, 2006 – 9:12 | No Comment
Slovakia opens consulate in Bali

The Slovakian Embassy in Jakarta has announced the opening of the honorary Consulate of Slovakia in Denpasar, Bali, which will officially commence operation on November 1.
The growing exchange of travelers and entrepreneurs between the two …

Can the “Real Bali” be Saved?
Thursday, 26 Oct, 2006 – 10:35 | 11 Comments
Can the “Real Bali” be Saved?

For those of you visiting Bali for the first time, welcome and enjoy yourselves to the absolute maximum! Bali is a marvelous place to have a holiday and I certainly don’t want to scare you …

Nirwana Bali Golf Club
Tuesday, 24 Oct, 2006 – 12:42 | 3 Comments
Nirwana Bali Golf Club

Le Meridien Nirwana Golf & Spa Resort combines world-class facilities with graceful charm. Positioned along the magnificent south-west coast, with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and Tanah Lot Temple, this is where a true …

Bali Annual Events 2006
Friday, 20 Oct, 2006 – 9:50 | One Comment
Bali Annual Events 2006

See for more information http://baliwww.com/event/

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November
Galungan Holiday

Galungan holiday, commemorated as the victory day of Dharma (virtue) upon Adharma (evil) accodring to the old historyof ancient Bali.
This daythe entire island is brightened with vestivities and …

Wayan Loceng of Sukawati has passed away
Thursday, 19 Oct, 2006 – 11:40 | One Comment
Wayan Loceng of Sukawati has passed away

Dear gamelan list,
It is with sadness that I post this notice on the list. I have received news from Bali that the amazing gender player Wayan Loceng from Banjar Babakan, Sukawati passed away early this …

Visa On Arrival for Dutch
Thursday, 19 Oct, 2006 – 10:00 | No Comment
Visa On Arrival for Dutch

On May 23rd, 2006, the Indonesian authorities confirmed that Dutch passport holders will be granted a so-called visa-on-arrival (VOA) upon their arrival in Indonesia. The passport should be valid for a minimum period of six …

Traditional Woven Textiles
Tuesday, 17 Oct, 2006 – 17:05 | No Comment
Traditional Woven Textiles

The tradition of weaving cloth is another heritage that has been passed down through generations of Balinese women. Like many other local art forms, weaving is based on the principals of harmony. This is indicated …