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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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Short History of Catholic in Bali
Tuesday, 25 Dec, 2012 – 6:16 | No Comment
Short History of Catholic in Bali

On December 25th all Christians all over the world will celebrate Christmas day, so do Christians in Bali. Although the majority of the dwellers in this island are Hindu but they keep respecting others. How …

Ida I Dewa Agung Istri Kanya: Balinese Heroine
Thursday, 21 Apr, 2011 – 7:47 | No Comment
Ida I Dewa Agung Istri Kanya: Balinese Heroine

Indonesian celebrated Kartini Day on 21th April annually. Kartini is a name of Indonesian woman that struggled for women emancipation. Because of her Indonesian women could go to school and their position are not lower …

Denpasar Will Serve You “Bulung”!
Sunday, 12 Dec, 2010 – 15:04 | No Comment
Denpasar Will Serve You “Bulung”!

It is already well-known that seaweed has many benefits. This plant is used for cosmetics, medicines, and as a main ingredient of many kinds of meals. Since bulung (seaweed, Kappaphycus alvarezii in botany) contains many …

Omed-omedan: A Unique Ritual Part 1
Thursday, 18 Mar, 2010 – 6:06 | 4 Comments
Omed-omedan: A Unique Ritual Part 1

So many people, young and old, men and women, natives and foreigners came in flocks to see a unique ritual in Banjar Kaja, Sesetan village, South Denpasar, a day after Nyepi. The old men from …

Omed-omedan: A Unique Ritual Part 2
Wednesday, 17 Mar, 2010 – 4:48 | No Comment
Omed-omedan: A Unique Ritual Part 2

Omed-omedan is held in a day after Nyepi (silence day) by people of Banjar Kaja, Sesetan village, South Denpasar. The teenagers who belong to this Banjar play the main role on this tradition. They -the …

A Balinese Folktale: I Belog Part 3
Monday, 18 Jan, 2010 – 5:01 | No Comment
A Balinese Folktale: I Belog Part 3

a d: I Belog looked like a foolish man since he was fat and lethargic. Although, he had a crafty way to get something he wanted. In order to get Sari, the most beautiful girl …

Short History of Protestant in Bali
Thursday, 17 Dec, 2009 – 16:26 | One Comment
Short History of Protestant in Bali

Though Christmas has just passed but the joy is still being felt. They still have beautiful Christmas tree, and delicious foods, and obviously friends whose regions vary to share the joy with. The joy is …

Cupak and Grantang
Wednesday, 18 Nov, 2009 – 4:35 | No Comment
Cupak and Grantang

Bali has many folktales. A several days ago you have read a romantic story entitled “Jayaprana and Layonsari”. Now I will present you a story about two brothers who had different attitude and appearance, “Cupak …

A Balinese Folktale: I Belog Part 4
Sunday, 19 Jul, 2009 – 0:17 | No Comment
A Balinese Folktale: I Belog Part 4

I Belog was considered as a foolish man since his body was fat and lethargic. But he was a crafty man; he had tricky ways to get something he wanted. In order to get Sari; …

A Balinese Dish: Chicken Betutu
Sunday, 21 Jun, 2009 – 9:45 | No Comment
A Balinese Dish: Chicken Betutu

One of Balinese culinary heritage is Ayam Be Tutu. This meal is so popular even for non-Balinese. And Gilimanuk in Jembrana regency, is the ‘nest’ of this yummy food.

Gilimanuk is like a door of Bali …

A Glimpse on Pecalang
Tuesday, 24 Mar, 2009 – 12:47 | One Comment
A Glimpse on Pecalang

Bali is an island which is very active in celebrating traditional ceremony. Almost everyday, all over the island, traditional ceremonies and celebrations are held. And those celebrations and ceremonies need security forces to ensure the …

Gajah Mada Town Festival
Wednesday, 31 Dec, 2008 – 9:43 | No Comment
Gajah Mada Town Festival

Recalling good memories of the past sometimes needs to be done. And Denpasar Municipality is presenting Denpasar community’s memory back through Gajah Mada Town Festival. Ten years ago, people of Denpasar crowded Gajah Mada …

Bali’s Most Popular Offering
Sunday, 21 Dec, 2008 – 16:05 | One Comment
Bali’s Most Popular Offering

There are so many people who adore Bali. Its nature, its food, its art, and its culture become objects of admiration. Claude Theret is one of them. He showed his admiration to the Balinese culture …

A Balinese Folktale: Arrogant Elephant
Saturday, 13 Dec, 2008 – 15:03 | No Comment
A Balinese Folktale: Arrogant Elephant

In order to preserve Balinese language, Balinese usually hold an event to increase youngsters’ passion to use Balinese language. Annually, some communities hold this event; storytelling, speech, and writing some sentence in Balinese alphabet on …

Replacing The ‘Iron Shirt’
Tuesday, 9 Dec, 2008 – 8:09 | One Comment
Replacing The ‘Iron Shirt’

In the early 90s, Safari was popular among Balinese male. That is true that Safari can show man’s dignity since its fabric and style enable it. However, in the middle of ’90, its popularity decreased. …

A Balinese Folktale:I Belog Part 2
Sunday, 16 Nov, 2008 – 20:40 | One Comment
A Balinese Folktale:I Belog Part 2

Though I Belog was considered a foolish man by his neighbors yet he actually had a tricky way to get what he wanted (see the previous article). To get Luh Sari, the most beautiful girl …

A Balinese Folktale: I Belog Part I
Sunday, 9 Nov, 2008 – 20:05 | One Comment
A Balinese Folktale: I Belog Part I

“Do not judge a book from its cover,” is a proper saying for us in judging someone or thing. Since the appearance is not usually represent the inside. There are so many people who look …

Balinese and Tourist, Both Got Confuse to Choose
Saturday, 1 Nov, 2008 – 16:09 | 2 Comments
Balinese and Tourist, Both Got Confuse to Choose

Lately, Bali became a place where several international events were held. Two famous tourism areas, Kuta and Ubud were hosts of those events. Both of committee of Asian Beach Game (ABG) and Kuta Carnival …

Unclean Spiritually = A Prohibition to Pray?
Tuesday, 28 Oct, 2008 – 17:17 | No Comment
Unclean Spiritually = A Prohibition to Pray?

“Cuntaka” is a terminology that creates a wide variety of responds among the Balinese. Cuntaka is the time when Balinese are considered unclean spiritually so they are not allowed to go to Pura (Hindu’s temple) …

Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem
Sunday, 19 Oct, 2008 – 7:14 | No Comment
Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem

Balinese are familiar with a famous name of Ida Bagus Mantra; a man who had done so many things in order to preserve Balinese art and culture during 1978-1988. Yet Mantra is not the only …

Inter-caste Marriage in Bali
Monday, 13 Oct, 2008 – 12:54 | 3 Comments
Inter-caste Marriage in Bali

For Balinese, get marry and have children are obligatory, as what have been explained in Jaratkaru story (see the article). Someone must have suputra (good children) in order to expiate their parent’s sin. However, …

The Tale of Jaratkaru
Tuesday, 7 Oct, 2008 – 11:26 | One Comment
The Tale of Jaratkaru

A long time ago, a great hermit named Jaratkaru lived. He did lot of goodness. He was a good hermit since he never forgot about his responsibility as a hermit. Alas, he was too firm …

Balinese People Struggle Monument (Bajra Sandi)
Sunday, 28 Sep, 2008 – 16:15 | No Comment
Balinese People Struggle Monument (Bajra Sandi)

A hidden wonderful place has been found, in the heart of Denpasar; it stands firmly on the center of a very wide green yard. No one will expect amazing spectacles inside of this monument. Balinese …

Labuan Sait Beach
Saturday, 20 Sep, 2008 – 15:45 | No Comment
Labuan Sait Beach

Indeed, Bali is an area where beautiful beaches can easily be found. The most famous beach is Kuta. Thus Kuta is flocked by many tourists. This causes for some people Kuta become not so comfortable …

Traders of Kuta Beach
Monday, 8 Sep, 2008 – 11:38 | No Comment
Traders of Kuta Beach

Tourism surely attracts people to work in that field. They vie for many kinds of jobs from a luxurious provider services to the modest class services. But the last are often despised by others.
As what …

Kuta Sidewalk Festival 2008
Sunday, 24 Aug, 2008 – 10:47 | One Comment
Kuta Sidewalk Festival 2008

Independence Day of a country is always celebrated in different ways. In Indonesia, people celebrate the Independence Day which fall on 17th of August by holding various events to entertain people. Climbing slippery pole to …

Makepung (Buffalo Race)
Thursday, 14 Aug, 2008 – 18:07 | No Comment
Makepung (Buffalo Race)

On Sunday, 10th August 2008, hundreds of people people thronged Babakan field, Kaliakah village, last Sunday. Some people screamed cheering when two couples of buffalo started to run. On the other side, the other …

Baris Jangkang: A Baris Dance From Nusa Penida
Sunday, 10 Aug, 2008 – 5:16 | One Comment
Baris Jangkang: A Baris Dance From Nusa Penida

Bali is a paradise for them, who want to enjoy traditional dances, since Bali has various traditional dances to be enjoyed. From sacred dances to social dances or from male dances to female all are …

People call it Crystal bay
Tuesday, 5 Aug, 2008 – 17:29 | No Comment
People call it Crystal bay

If you are looking for a pristine beach then do not stuck on island of Bali only. You can go to the southeast of Bali and find another island which belongs to the province of …

Klepon : A Surprising Snack
Friday, 25 Jul, 2008 – 16:09 | No Comment
Klepon : A Surprising Snack

“Apa anak cerik ngemu getih?” What is a child holding blood in his/her mouth?
This is one of Balinese simile in the form of a question which is taught for elementary students named Cecimpedan. Actually, Cecimpedan …

Nusa Penida : The Golden Egg of Bali
Tuesday, 22 Jul, 2008 – 16:55 | One Comment
Nusa Penida : The Golden Egg of Bali

Not many people know that Bali has a part (district) at south-east side consisting three islands. The biggest one is named Nusa Penida. The smaller island is called Nusa Lembongan and the smallest one is …

Jegog in Bali Art Festival
Thursday, 10 Jul, 2008 – 14:04 | One Comment
Jegog in Bali Art Festival

Jegog is Jembrana’s traditional musical instrument. This instrument consist several sizes of bamboo tubes that are lined up inside a wooden frame. The name of Jegog its self is taken from the biggest instrumental component …

Ngelawang at Bali Art Festival
Wednesday, 2 Jul, 2008 – 18:01 | No Comment
Ngelawang at Bali Art Festival

On June 28th, at 10.00 in the morning Art Center was filled with visitors. Men-women, young-old, and native-foreigners seemed never want to blink their eyes as if they did not want to miss a thing …

Balinese Cultural Congress I: Do not Let Bali lose its Identity
Tuesday, 24 Jun, 2008 – 16:45 | One Comment
Balinese Cultural Congress I: Do not Let Bali lose its Identity

Many people agree that Bali has interesting culture and art. They love to see all the art and cultural products from the fine arts to the dance and from shadow puppet to traditional drama performance. …

What to Take in A Bad Weather
Tuesday, 17 Jun, 2008 – 15:36 | No Comment
What to Take in A Bad Weather

The weather in Bali in recent days changes very quickly. Sometimes it was very hot then the other days was very cold. The drastic change of weather sometimes disturbs our immune system so our body …

Kitchen and Cremation Ceremony
Thursday, 5 Jun, 2008 – 21:34 | No Comment
Kitchen and Cremation Ceremony

Attending a cremation ceremony for Balinese is not just a matter showing taking a part in the cremation but also cleansing the mind and body soon after attending the cremation ceremony. When Balinese arrive at …

Balinese Rice Cakes
Monday, 2 Jun, 2008 – 17:15 | No Comment
Balinese Rice Cakes

Traditional religious ceremony in Bali can never be apart from rice products as offerings. Those can be anything that has been cooked. Two rice products that is a must for Balinese in every traditional ceremony …

A Little Mountain of Rice called Tumpeng
Thursday, 29 May, 2008 – 16:02 | No Comment
A Little Mountain of Rice called Tumpeng

In the paradise island of Bali, when it comes to offering (banten) for the ceremony the Balinese women holds the sway. Balinese women prepare all the offerings (banten) that is needed for the ceremony. If …

Nasi Ayam Kedewatan’s Mrs. Mangku in Denpasar
Thursday, 22 May, 2008 – 16:38 | No Comment
Nasi Ayam Kedewatan’s Mrs. Mangku in Denpasar

Standing on Tukad Badung Street, Renon Denpasar is one of two franchises of Nasi Ayam Kedewatan’s Mrs. Mangku (the central of course in Kedewatan, Ubud and another franchise is in Kuta. This restaurants attracts many …

Pan Suweca’s Roasted Chicken
Monday, 28 Apr, 2008 – 17:49 | No Comment
Pan Suweca’s Roasted Chicken

Are you food lovers? So you have to try this Balinese new recipe. Pan Suweca, a restaurant located at Bedugul Street, Sidakarya, Denpasar, will serve you special chicken dishes as its specialty. From his talented …