Land for sale at Balangan Beach, Jimbaran Bali
headline »
Thu, 5/06/14 – 9:52 | No Comment

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 …

Read the full story »
Arts & Culture

There is probably no place in the world with such a high density of craftsmen and artisans in Bali.

Bali News & Events

Bali’s latest news and upcoming events

Dance, Drama & Music

It’s all about Bali’s art performance

Guides

What you need to know when exploring the paradise island of Bali

Religion

Patchwork of insights into the soul of Bali

Cristina Wistari Formaggia: A Memorial of Gambuh Master
Wednesday, 4 Jul, 2012 – 9:01 | 4 Comments
Cristina Wistari Formaggia: A Memorial of Gambuh Master

Cristina Wistari Formaggia, 62, died peacefully of cancer in her hometown of Milano, Italy on 19 July 2008. She will always be known in Bali as the woman behind the Gambuh Preservation Project in Batuan …

Mari Nabeshima
Tuesday, 6 Jul, 2010 – 12:58 | No Comment
Mari Nabeshima

Mari Nabeshima was an amazing young woman (38) who lived in Bali for many years, playing her music, learning gender from Kak Lonceng and lived a full and creative life with her husband Kadek Suardana, …

Midsummer’s Night Dream
Thursday, 1 Oct, 2009 – 15:33 | No Comment
Midsummer’s Night Dream

What happens when a dancing queen, four teenage lovers, twenty three fabulous fairies and a donkey get lost in a magical forest? Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy a Midsummer Night’s …

Balinese Dances Today Part 2
Thursday, 27 Aug, 2009 – 5:00 | 3 Comments
Balinese Dances Today Part 2

More Story

OFFERING DANCES: Pendet, Penyembrama, Gabor, Puspanjali, Sekar Jagat All of these are dances of welcome, originating in an offering to the gods,welcoming them as they descend into the shrines prepared for them by the …

AND THE GECKO WAS HERE TOO – A NICO VRIELINK EXHIBITION (simultaneously in three venues!)
Thursday, 15 Jan, 2009 – 12:17 | No Comment
AND THE GECKO WAS HERE TOO – A NICO VRIELINK EXHIBITION (simultaneously in three venues!)

Nico Vrielink is an esteemed painter born in 1958 in Reusel in the south part of the Netherlands. He was educated at an Academie of Art in Belgium to become a teacher. But teaching wasn’t …

Cristina Memorial
Sunday, 3 Aug, 2008 – 8:00 | No Comment
Cristina Memorial

At first it looked like it might rain. But then the mood lightened and it was a bright and crisp day. As I walked down the path to Cristina’s house, it hit me. I …

Memorial of Gambuh Master
Saturday, 26 Jul, 2008 – 5:46 | No Comment
Memorial of Gambuh Master

This month has seen the loss of two great figures in the world of Gambuh here in Bali. First I Ketut Kantor (I Nyoman Kakul’s son) passed away from a stroke earlier this month and …

Balinese Dances Today Part 1
Sunday, 4 May, 2008 – 9:00 | 3 Comments
Balinese Dances Today Part 1

Tightly wound in golden costumes, quivering flowers atop tooled leather crowns, the dancers’ eyes dart from side to side, matching the energy in their hands as their fingers seem to shimmer in their joints. Balinese …

A Man of Many Friends: Ida Bagus Oka Wirjana
Sunday, 9 Mar, 2008 – 12:46 | One Comment
A Man of Many Friends:  Ida Bagus Oka Wirjana

I walked into the compound of the griya (Brahmin household) in the midst of much activity. Their family gods were getting new shrines and every post and pavilion was wrapped in …

Wayang Skateboard
Sunday, 24 Feb, 2008 – 8:00 | No Comment
Wayang Skateboard

When the bomb went off in Kuta last October, the reactions were mainly those of grief, horror and surprise. After the first few weeks of emergency care, it was time to try and figure out …

Bali Unveiled 2
Wednesday, 26 Sep, 2007 – 0:00 | 10 Comments
Bali Unveiled 2

7 September – 23 November 2007
QUIDZY Showroom
Jalan Kunti II/No. 20
Seminyak
23 September – 1 October 2007
Campuhan College
Jalan Raya Sanggingan
Ubud
The photographs displayed in these two exhibitions are from the collection of Maurizio Rosenberg Colorni, who has been …

Obituary: Dr. A. A. Made Djelantik
Friday, 7 Sep, 2007 – 6:57 | No Comment
Obituary: Dr. A. A. Made Djelantik

Dr. A. A. Made Jelantik, renaissance man supreme, doctor of dharma, aesthetician, and one of most decent human beings I have ever met, has left us. He passed away just after midnight on Tuesday, 5 …

Bali Unveiled
Wednesday, 29 Aug, 2007 – 12:04 | 2 Comments
Bali Unveiled

BALI UNVEILED
A collection of rare photographs taken in Bali from 1890 – 1960s
7 September – 23 November 2007
Quidzy Gallery
Jalan Kunti II/No. 20
Banjar Seminyak, Kuta
(50 meters from the Pertamina petrol station located at the corner of …

Grup Gedebong Goyang (The Swaying Banana Tree Trunk Sisters) alias G-3
Sunday, 17 Jun, 2007 – 1:00 | 2 Comments
Grup Gedebong Goyang (The Swaying Banana Tree Trunk Sisters) alias G-3

In 2003, Bali was still reeling with the after-effects of the bomb. Depression loomed large. A number of expat women decided to form a group called Grup Gedebong Goyang. A Gedebong is …

Peliatan Legong Festival
Monday, 21 May, 2007 – 9:58 | No Comment
Peliatan Legong Festival

Dear All,
In August and September there will be a Legong Festival and Tribute to Anak Agung Gede Mandera and Ni Gusti Biang Sengog and other teachers and their students. This is the outline of the …

Yayasan Kemanusiaan Ibu Pertiwi (YKIP)
Friday, 23 Feb, 2007 – 14:29 | No Comment
Yayasan Kemanusiaan Ibu Pertiwi (YKIP)

Yayasan Kemanusiaan Ibu Pertiwi (YKIP) or the Humanitarian Foundation for Mother Earth is dedicated to helping the needy in Bali through health and education programs.

YKIP is a foundation dedicated to improving the lives of the …

5000 man Kecak at Tanah Lot
Friday, 29 Sep, 2006 – 7:05 | 5 Comments
5000 man Kecak at Tanah Lot

There is going to be a 5000 man Kecak at Tanah Lot on September 29th. It is being performed and produced by folks in Tabanan. They are going to spend close to US $100,000 on …

Legong Bapang Saba
Wednesday, 12 Apr, 2006 – 13:23 | One Comment
Legong Bapang Saba

On Sunday night at 8 pm, I was privy to see one of the most amazing dance performances ever in Bali. Spearheaded by Didik Nini Thowok, a former student of Gung Raka Saba (one of …

Baris Gede troupes
Tuesday, 4 Apr, 2006 – 8:20 | No Comment
Baris Gede troupes

Friends,
I happened to be in Batur two days ago where the Baris Gede troupes were rehearsing for the Purnama Kedasa festival happening next week. According to the dancers (and schedules can always change so be …