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The Beautiful Belandingan Village
Friday, 10 Jun, 2011 – 5:06 | One Comment
The Beautiful Belandingan Village

Perched on the east slope of mount Batur, Belandingan is a remote village, which is quite difficult to reach since the road to this village is bumpy. However, Belandingan worth every bit of your effort …

The Birthday of Implements (Tumpek Landep)
Saturday, 7 May, 2011 – 7:20 | 2 Comments
The Birthday of Implements (Tumpek Landep)

Today Balinese celebrate Tumpek Landep ceremony. The Tumpek Landep, is a holyday dedicated to the Sanghyang Pasupati, the God of steel implements especially the weapon that has been “pasupati-ed”, or invested with magical power. On …

Heirlooms
Wednesday, 4 May, 2011 – 15:50 | No Comment
Heirlooms

Heirlooms in Bali are found in the forms of magically powerful weapons (pajenengan) such as dagger (kris), spears (tumbak), whips (pecut), etc; palm leaves manuscripts (lontar); metal plates inscribe with a piece of sacred text …

Pagerwesi: A Message to Stay Aware
Wednesday, 27 Apr, 2011 – 11:02 | No Comment
Pagerwesi: A Message to Stay Aware

Today, Wednesday, Balinese celebrate a special holiday, Pagerwesi. The Pagerwesi occur every 210 days on Wednesday Kliwon Sinta (the first Wednesday in Balinese Pawukon calendar). The Pagerwesi mark the beginning of Balinese Pawukon cycle with …

Saraswati:The Day for Knowledge
Saturday, 23 Apr, 2011 – 5:29 | 5 Comments
Saraswati:The Day for Knowledge

Today, Saturday, Balinese celebrates the Saraswati holyday, a sacred day for knowledge. Saraswati is the Goddess of Knowledge, symbolized by a beautiful woman with four hands, riding on a white swan, she symbolize that …

Tawur Kesanga: Payment to the Demon
Friday, 4 Mar, 2011 – 4:45 | No Comment
Tawur Kesanga: Payment to the Demon

A day prior to Nyepi, or Balinese New Year, the great Tawur Kesanga ritual is held all over Bali. The word “tawur” literally means, “pay” in a sense of a payment to the bhuta kala, …

Compromise in Bali
Saturday, 25 Dec, 2010 – 6:50 | 2 Comments
Compromise in Bali

There is always a room to compromise or haggle on virtually anything in Bali. An example of a typical Balinese compromise is a compromise in ritual, Balinese ritual is not a dead set that …

Through the Eyes of Researcher: Balinese Hinduism as Belief
Wednesday, 15 Dec, 2010 – 4:58 | No Comment
Through the Eyes of Researcher: Balinese Hinduism as Belief

Here is an interesting piece of writing on Balinese Hinduism as a belief taken from Scott A Johnsen’s thesis which is entitled From Royal House to Nation: The Construction of Hinduism and Balinese Ethnicity In …

On Villa Design in Bali
Monday, 6 Sep, 2010 – 7:15 | 4 Comments
On Villa Design in Bali

Driving through the tourism areas of Bali, you can hardly miss to spot hundreds of villas that have established over the last decade. Take a look on these villas especially their designs while you are …

Tumpek Wayang: A Day for Puppet
Saturday, 4 Sep, 2010 – 9:11 | No Comment
Tumpek Wayang: A Day for Puppet

Saturday, September 4, 2010, Balinese-Hindu follower will celebrate the sacred Tumpek Wayang day. The Tumpek Wayang takes its name from the name of week of its occasion. It is celebrated every 210 days, in the …

The Temple of Evil – Dalem Peed
Sunday, 29 Aug, 2010 – 5:11 | 2 Comments
The Temple of Evil – Dalem Peed

A great many mainland Balinese make the trip to Nusa Penida every 210 days for the odalan (temple anniversary) for Pura Dalem  Peed (this year the temple anniversary falls on Wednesday, September 8, 2010). This …

Through the Eyes of Balinese High Priest:Trihitakarana for UNFCCC
Sunday, 27 Jun, 2010 – 16:25 | No Comment
Through the Eyes of Balinese High Priest:Trihitakarana for UNFCCC

Here is another good articles on climate change by Balinese high priest Sri Bhagawan Dwija Warsa Nawa Sandi from Buleleng regency who has great concern on environment and climate change without further ado here is …

Jauk and Telek Dance
Tuesday, 1 Jun, 2010 – 8:45 | One Comment
Jauk and Telek Dance

Out of many kinds of masked dances in Bali, Jauk and Telek can be categorized as the most singular one. Jauk is the male version of this genre while Telek is the female one. Jauk …

Batukaru Temple
Thursday, 13 May, 2010 – 7:00 | No Comment
Batukaru Temple

Pura Luhur Batukaru, a unique sacred mountain sanctuary and royal temple of Tabanan dynasty, situated on the foot of mount Batukaru, 23 km north of Tabanan, built to venerate deities of mountains and lake.

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A Trip to Atlas South Sea Pearl’s Hatchery
Monday, 5 Apr, 2010 – 5:28 | 11 Comments
A Trip to Atlas South Sea Pearl’s Hatchery

If you happen to be in Bali and you have some interest in pearl or want to know more about pearl, then a visit to Atlas South Sea Pearl’s hatchery will satisfy your curiosity and …

Mahagiri Restaurant at Mahagiri Resort Rendang
Monday, 29 Mar, 2010 – 4:50 | One Comment
Mahagiri Restaurant at Mahagiri Resort Rendang

If you want to find a great place to have a lunch in Karangasem area, Mahagiri Restaurant at Mahagiri Resort in Rendang village is surely offer a great value for your money and time, spoiling …

Ogoh Ogoh – Creating Monster
Sunday, 14 Mar, 2010 – 6:25 | No Comment
Ogoh Ogoh – Creating Monster

Pangrupukan, Balinese New Year eve is always full with celebration and festivity, and ogoh-ogoh, the monstrous doll of Bhuta kala, evil spirit or the personification of negative force, is an indispensable part of this festival.

Melasti Ritual
Saturday, 13 Mar, 2010 – 9:00 | No Comment
Melasti Ritual

Today, thousands of Balinese flock to the beaches, lakes or springs to hold the Melasti ritual. Melasti is a ritual in which Balinese escort the deities to the sea, lakes or springs but mostly to …

Melasti: Throwing Impurity and Taking Holy Water of Life
Saturday, 13 Mar, 2010 – 6:07 | 2 Comments
Melasti: Throwing Impurity and Taking Holy Water of Life

Three days before Nyepi, Balinese new year is celebrated a melasti must be performed. Melasti, according to the ancient scripture of Sundari Gama and Swamandala is “melasti ngarania ngiring prewatek dewata anganyutaken laraning jagat, …

Pande: Master of Metal
Wednesday, 10 Mar, 2010 – 11:00 | 2 Comments
Pande: Master of Metal

In Bali, becoming blacksmiths is not a matter of skill. Although you can learn how to make a steel implement, you cannot be called a blacksmith. The only way to become a blacksmiths is …

I Gusti Nyoman Lempad
Tuesday, 23 Feb, 2010 – 14:57 | 2 Comments
I Gusti Nyoman Lempad

Title : The Dagger Attack On Rangda
Artist : I Gusti Nyoman Lempad
Media : Ink and tempera on papper
Size : 24 x 33 cm
Year : 1939s
Courtesy : Neka Art Museum
I Gusti Nyoman Lempad might …

Purnama: Full Moon
Friday, 29 Jan, 2010 – 10:26 | No Comment
Purnama: Full Moon

Purnama, or full moon in Bali is always a special day for ceremonies and festivities. Hundreds of temples all over the island celebrate their anniversary on a specific full moon each year. Since full moon …

Villa Flamboyant at Banyuning Amed
Monday, 18 Jan, 2010 – 5:30 | 4 Comments
Villa Flamboyant at Banyuning Amed

“Feels like home” nowadays has become an overused phrase in describing a villa, and many times this phrase become meaningless, but for describing Villa Flamboyant, the phrase “feels like home” get its full meaning. Villa …

Shadow Puppet: Old and New Style
Saturday, 12 Dec, 2009 – 5:20 | 2 Comments
Shadow Puppet: Old and New Style

Shadow puppet is one of Balinese art performance that undergoes great changes in many ways only in the course of twenty years. Out of hundreds shadow puppeteers all over the island only some of them …

Fighting Global Warming a la Balinese
Friday, 11 Dec, 2009 – 7:35 | 4 Comments
Fighting Global Warming a la Balinese

Global warming has been the most popular and the most global problem recently and various ways have been thought, planed and implemented to fight the global warming and in the United Nation Conference For Climate …

Boreh: Healing Pasta of Bali
Friday, 27 Nov, 2009 – 4:09 | No Comment
Boreh: Healing Pasta of Bali

There are many techniques of natural healing exist today, range from ancient Ayurweda to homeopathy, from hydrotherapy to acupuncture, not to mention widely known aromatherapy and various herbal-based alternative medicines. Bali also has its own …

Rengganis: The Symphony of Silence
Wednesday, 25 Nov, 2009 – 7:25 | 2 Comments
Rengganis: The Symphony of Silence

One of many unique art performances that can be found in Buleleng is Rengganis. Rengganis is similar to acapella in Western country but Rengganis is not imitation of musical instruments but rather imitation of various …

The Unique Ngerebeg Ceremony
Tuesday, 24 Nov, 2009 – 2:30 | 6 Comments
The Unique Ngerebeg Ceremony

Hundreds of children, mostly of 3 to 15 years of age, gathered in the inner courtyard of Duwur Bingin Temple, in Tegalalang village on Wednesday (4/22/09). They dressed in traditional clothes some of them were …

Tanah Aron
Monday, 23 Nov, 2009 – 15:05 | 2 Comments
Tanah Aron

Among other things which are named after or have anything to do with Balinese national hero I Gusti Ngurah Rai (i.e. Ngurah Rai International Airport, Ngurah Rai by pass, or Margarana Heroes Burial Park), Tanah …

Editor Review: Melasti Beach Resort
Friday, 20 Nov, 2009 – 5:44 | 3 Comments
Editor Review: Melasti Beach Resort

Melasti Beach Resort aka Melasti Beach aka Melasti Beach Hotel , is a three-star budget hotel located in Legian area, a bit old hotel but has a good location, Kuta beach is behind the …

Editor Review: Three Brothers Bungalow
Thursday, 12 Nov, 2009 – 18:11 | No Comment
Editor Review: Three Brothers Bungalow

Three Brothers Bungalow is a simple budget hotel with dated Balinese style building, large garden decorated with statues and friendly staff. It has a bit dated but clean and well-maintained pool. From Three Brothers Bungalow …

Suling (Balinese Flute)
Monday, 9 Nov, 2009 – 12:11 | No Comment
Suling (Balinese Flute)

When you hear Balinese gamelan and give an attention to the melody you will find the sound of suling (bamboo flute), the only wind instrument in the ensemble. Suling are made mainly of bamboo, a …

Bali Golf and Country Club – Nusa Dua
Thursday, 5 Nov, 2009 – 14:19 | One Comment
Bali Golf and Country Club – Nusa Dua

Bali Golf And CountryClub
Voted ‘One of Asia’s 5 Best Golf Courses’, Bali Golf and Country Club offers more than just 18-hole course, premium location, sea breezes and picturesque tropical paradise setting, customer service, facilities, …

Kalima (fifth month): Autumn Season in Bali
Monday, 19 Oct, 2009 – 17:30 | No Comment
Kalima (fifth month): Autumn Season in Bali

Autumn season for Bali begins at the beginning of the fifth month (Kalima) of Caka Lunar calendar (around October). The rain of Kalima (fifth month) makes the flowers which bloomed in Kapat (fourth month) falls …

Behind Galungan Holyday
Wednesday, 14 Oct, 2009 – 0:00 | 4 Comments
Behind Galungan Holyday

On Wednesday, Balinese celebrated Galungan Holyday, a holyday to commemorate the victory of Dharma (virtue) over Adharma (evil). This holyday is considered the pinnacle of Balinese struggle to subdue the negative force of evil, and …

Maha Bandhana Prasadha: The Apex of Denpasar’s Art and Cultural Events
Friday, 9 Oct, 2009 – 12:01 | No Comment
Maha Bandhana Prasadha: The Apex of Denpasar’s Art and Cultural Events

Denpasar Municipality holds a grand cultural event entitled Maha Bandana Prasadha. This cultural event is held at Puputan Badung square, from 8th – 10th of Oktober 2009. This event comprises of classical art performances …

Good Death from Balinese Point of View
Thursday, 8 Oct, 2009 – 16:24 | No Comment
Good Death from Balinese Point of View

Every culture on the face of the globe has its own view on death, and sometimes it even goes further to define what kind of death that can be called a good death; the manner …

Tipat Bantal War at Kapal Village
Wednesday, 7 Oct, 2009 – 8:32 | No Comment
Tipat Bantal War at Kapal Village

Monday, October 5, 2009, the inhabitants of Kapal village held The Aci Rah Pengangon ritual, known by local people as Perang Tipat‐Bantal or The Tipat Bantal War. This ritual is preceded with collective praying by …

Pekenan Lais Maseluk: A Traditional Market with a New Look
Monday, 5 Oct, 2009 – 11:17 | One Comment
Pekenan Lais Maseluk: A Traditional Market with a New Look

If you want to find cheap traditional Balinese food and snacks as well as fruits, local handicraft, clothes, traditional entertainment and new experiences, then “Pekenan Lais Meseluk” is the event you must visit. Pekenan Lais …

Rainy Season = Wedding Season
Friday, 25 Sep, 2009 – 12:36 | 3 Comments
Rainy Season = Wedding Season

Rainy season finally comes, though a little bit late this year; some say global warming upset the schedule of the seasons but that is totally beyond my capability to comment on so I will just …