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November Highlights
Saturday, 27 Oct, 2012 – 10:42 | No Comment
November Highlights

November 2-5, 2012
The Nusa Dua Fiesta

Bali Tourism Development Corporation will hold The Nusa Dua Fiesta (NDF) within the Nusa Dua Complex on November 2-5, 2012. This four-day festival will highlight …

October Highlights
Wednesday, 26 Sep, 2012 – 10:48 | No Comment
October Highlights

3 – 7 October, 2012
Ubud Readers & Writers Festival 2012

This year, Ubud Readers & Writers Festival 2012 will feature Indonesian writers – Riri Riza, Happy Salma, Mira Lesmana, Todung Mulya …

September Highlights
Monday, 3 Sep, 2012 – 14:19 | No Comment
September Highlights

September 8, 2012
Kuningan Day
Kuningan is a special day for ancestor worship. On this holidayday the deified ancestor will be suitably entertained and welcomed, and prayers and offerings must be made for them. The …

August Highlights
Friday, 20 Jul, 2012 – 15:34 | No Comment
August Highlights

August 3 – 9, 2012
Bali International Choir Festival – 2012
Bali International Choir Festival comprises of many activities symposium & competition, workshop, concerts, Balinese culture, intercultural collaboration and temple tours. Participating choirs may …

July Highlights
Thursday, 21 Jun, 2012 – 14:32 | No Comment
July Highlights

10 June – 9 July, 2012
Bali Art Festival

Bali Art Festival A-month-long Bali Art Festival is still on its sway this month. The best art performances and exhibitions by representatives from all …

June Highlight
Saturday, 2 Jun, 2012 – 12:25 | No Comment
June Highlight

June 2, 2012
The 3rd Bali Jungle Run
The 3rd Bali Jungle Run will be held on June 2, 2012 in Petang Badung Bali. It stars at 2 PM for the Super Long Run and 4 pm …

May Highlights
Thursday, 26 Apr, 2012 – 17:21 | No Comment
May Highlights

3rd  May 2012
VERTICAL HORIZON TOUR 2012 Hard Rock Cafe Bali will house VERTICAL HORIZON TOUR 2012 on May 3, 2012. Vertical Horizon is an American alternative rock band formed at Georgetown University …

March 2012 Highlight
Wednesday, 22 Feb, 2012 – 12:30 | No Comment
March 2012 Highlight

March will be another month of festivity in Bali with the keywords are wellness, yoga, silence and parade. There are Nyepi or Silence day, The 5th Annual Balispirit Festival, Bali International SPA & Wellness Expo …

February Highlights
Friday, 27 Jan, 2012 – 11:11 | Comments Off
February Highlights

For Balinese, February this year, is the peak of festivity that starts at in January; Galungan, Balinese equivalent to Christmas is right on the 1st February, there is also Kuningan holiday ten days afterward. February …

Immersed in Subak Culture
Tuesday, 10 Jan, 2012 – 11:04 | No Comment
Immersed in Subak Culture

Immerse yourself in the culture of Subak with a visit to the Subak with Art Festival, 14th – 28th January at the Subak Museum, Jl Gatot Subroto, Tabanan, Bali, tel/fax 0361 810315.
Subak with …

Balinese Wedding
Wednesday, 30 Nov, 2011 – 13:04 | No Comment
Balinese Wedding

As a Balinese I often attend friends’ Balinese wedding so more or less I know what to do and to expect at a wedding party. But for foreigners who are invited to a traditional Balinese …

Serongga Story
Thursday, 1 Sep, 2011 – 0:17 | No Comment
Serongga Story

Still remember Serongga Village in Gianyar which celebrated Ngusaba Dalem on August 13th ? If you don’t, reading this article (http://blog.baliwww.com/ritual-and-ceremony/30057) may help you to remind it. This village near Lebih Beach has unique stories …

Ngusaba Bukakak, As If You Are Watching A Parade
Wednesday, 20 Jul, 2011 – 8:25 | Comments Off
Ngusaba Bukakak, As If You Are Watching A Parade

Still remember Sudaji village concealing wonderful waterfall? On last Sunday, this village was so festive. Women and men, young and old were involved in a celebration and ceremony named Ngusaba Bukakak. Ngusaba is the ceremony …

TRANSITORY: Rio Helmi
Tuesday, 5 Jul, 2011 – 7:13 | No Comment
TRANSITORY: Rio Helmi

TRANSITORY An Exhibition of Printed and Painted Images.   July 1 until August 1, 2011 at  Komaneka Fine Art Gallery – Ubud.

TRANSITORY is something of retrospective of my personal work on Balinese spiritual and …

Gebug Ende (Blood for Rain)
Monday, 13 Jun, 2011 – 5:02 | One Comment
Gebug Ende (Blood for Rain)

The village of Seraya, the home of Gebug Ende dance is situated on the eastern tip of Bali (Karangasem regency). This eastern tip is known as the driest area in Bali and the scarcity of …

To be Opened on May 27th, Museum of Marketing Receive Big Denial
Thursday, 26 May, 2011 – 10:01 | No Comment
To be Opened on May 27th, Museum of Marketing Receive Big Denial

Ubud has widely renowned for its arty atmosphere with abundant sophisticated art works. This bohemian small town is also home for a few numbers of exclusive art museum; Puri Lukisan, Rudana Museum, Blanco …

STI Study Abroad Bali: A Program To Bridge Cultures
Monday, 23 May, 2011 – 13:22 | No Comment
STI Study Abroad Bali: A Program To Bridge Cultures

Unquestionably, Indonesia gains universe’s attention on its unique culture, arts, and society. Many people really enjoy seeing or just knowing it as the tourism products. However, SIT Study Abroad invite all people, students, or any …

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 …

Made Sukma: Original Pis Bolong at Affordable Price
Wednesday, 27 Apr, 2011 – 3:32 | No Comment
Made Sukma: Original Pis Bolong at Affordable Price

Chinese coins or Balinese call it pis bolong are the essential things in many ceremonial celebrations in Bali. The functions depend on the motif crafted on it. Due to the big demand of pis bolong …

Happy Tumpek Wayang
Saturday, 2 Apr, 2011 – 6:00 | No Comment
Happy Tumpek Wayang

On April 2, 2011,   people in Bali will be celebrating Tumpek Wayang, here is interesting article from a  Maria Bodmann and video interview

Tumpek Wayang, one of my favorite Agama Hindu Bali Holydays honors, respects …

Rp 400 Million For Rats’ Burning Procession
Saturday, 19 Mar, 2011 – 9:09 | No Comment
Rp 400 Million For Rats’ Burning Procession

Rats are the most harmful pest on farms in Tabanan and Badung regency. It is very often, the farmers together with the villagers destroy the rats, as that is a suggested way to keep the …

Mount Agung Will Be Closed Temporarily
Saturday, 12 Mar, 2011 – 4:30 | No Comment
Mount Agung Will Be Closed Temporarily

There are so many travelers who are keen to climb up the Mount Agung to see the greatest vistas. The trip which cost hours is worth since the peak of Mount Agung will present …

No Money, No Balinese Youngsters Keep Creating Ogoh-Ogoh For this Year
Saturday, 12 Feb, 2011 – 10:28 | No Comment
No Money, No Balinese Youngsters Keep Creating Ogoh-Ogoh For this Year

Ogoh-ogoh festival will be held a month later, on March 4th 2011, but Balinese youngsters have been preparing all things since a month ago. Now, in many Banjar, the smallest organization in Bali, you can …

Ngusaba Guling Timbrah
Wednesday, 2 Feb, 2011 – 7:20 | No Comment
Ngusaba Guling Timbrah

On Tuesday, February 1, 2011, inhabitants of Timbrah Village in Karangsem Regency held a unique annual ceremony that is called Ngusaba Dalem or Ngusaba Guling. In this ceremony each family offers a roasted …

Island of Millions Shrines
Thursday, 27 Jan, 2011 – 5:06 | No Comment
Island of Millions Shrines

Bali, the Island of Thousands Temples, can boast of 50,000 temples, but that figure is far smaller then the number of shrine found in Bali. There are more than one and a half million shrines …

A Proposal For UNESCO’s Recognition
Saturday, 8 Jan, 2011 – 6:54 | No Comment
A Proposal For UNESCO’s Recognition

During 2009-2010, many Indonesian cultural heritages such as Reog Ponorogo, Pendet Dance, and traditional song were claimed by another country. These facts led to the self-awareness to propose some dances and songs to be listed …

Welcome to 2011. Or 1932?
Thursday, 6 Jan, 2011 – 6:36 | No Comment
Welcome to 2011. Or 1932?

Everybody in the world is familiar with the solar based Gregorian Calendar system. It consists of 365 (usually) days, 52 weeks of seven days and 12 months of 28, 30, and 31 days. In Bali, …

Siwaratri (Purgatory a la Balinese)
Monday, 3 Jan, 2011 – 5:51 | 9 Comments
Siwaratri (Purgatory a la Balinese)

Today Balinese celebrates Siwaratri, here is the interesting article on last year edition:
Tonight, on the seventh month’s  fourteenth day of waxing moon,  Balinese will celebrate the Siwaratri or the Night of Siwa. This holy day …

Your Special Dose of Beauty: Series of Rejang Asak Beauties
Tuesday, 28 Dec, 2010 – 13:41 | No Comment
Your Special Dose of Beauty: Series of Rejang Asak Beauties

Rejang dance is conducted in slow procession style, the dancers move with extreme grace and delicacy. It is a dignified and elegant affair. Compare to other Balinese dances, rejang is the most dream-like dance, surpassing …

Perang Jempana (The Battle of Deities)
Friday, 17 Dec, 2010 – 5:34 | One Comment
Perang Jempana (The Battle of Deities)

Perang Jempana (battle of deities’ effigies) Ritual is held at the Pura Panti Timbrah in Paksebali village, near Klungkung, Bali every 210 days precisely on Kuningan Holyday. This temple is a clan temple of Pasek …

Makotekan (The Exciting Purification Ceremony)
Thursday, 16 Dec, 2010 – 3:57 | No Comment
Makotekan (The Exciting Purification Ceremony)

Many sacred and unique ceremonies and activities are held to celebrate Kuningan holyday, one of them is Makotekan activity. This unique activity can only be found in Munggu village, Mengwi, Badung. Makotekan is performed in …

Pengotan Mass Wedding
Wednesday, 24 Nov, 2010 – 19:36 | No Comment
Pengotan Mass Wedding

Bangli will be missed when people mention the most attractive tourism area in Bali. But Bangli keep very well the custom inherited by their ancestors. One of them is mass wedding which is usually held …

Muslim in east Bali
Wednesday, 22 Sep, 2010 – 13:26 | No Comment
Muslim in east Bali

Magibung is usually held to celebrate one’s Balinese birthday to show the solidarity. After following the ritual, the person who celebrates his/her birthday and relatives will sit encircling a big plate of rice and eat …

Gumang Hill
Monday, 16 Aug, 2010 – 5:55 | No Comment
Gumang Hill

Gumang Hill is situated in Bugbug village, on the road between Candidasa and Amlapura in Karangasem Regency. This hill overlooks the majestic Mount Agung on the north and Lombok strait on the east. During a …

Ngusabha Kasa Festival, Asak , Karangasem
Saturday, 3 Jul, 2010 – 9:35 | One Comment
Ngusabha Kasa Festival, Asak , Karangasem

The two dance terms used for this dance have different meanings in different villages. Both dances have their own particular characteristics. In the traditional village of Asak in Karangasem, however, these two names are combined …

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 …

Passing Down the Knowledge through Ngayah
Saturday, 29 May, 2010 – 15:04 | One Comment
Passing Down the Knowledge through Ngayah

For Balinese, a religious ceremony is not just an occasion to express devotion to God or to meet with families, relatives or community members but also an opportunity to pass down the knowledge that are …

Tajen Pura Hyang Api (Cockfighting of Hyang Api Temple)
Monday, 24 May, 2010 – 9:49 | One Comment
Tajen Pura Hyang Api (Cockfighting of Hyang Api Temple)

Hyang Api temple in Kelusa village, Payangan, Gianyar is well known for its deity-protected cockfighting. Hyang Api’s cockfighting is the biggest deity-protected cockfighting event in Bali, involving thousands of gamblers, several arenas, and last for …

East – West : Trough Woman at Alila Ubud Gallery – Bali
Tuesday, 23 Mar, 2010 – 6:16 | No Comment
East – West : Trough Woman at Alila Ubud Gallery – Bali

East – West : Trough Woman
Curator by: Aminudin TH. Siregar.
Hansen Thiam Sun, born in Toho, West Borneo, is a pioneer artist of minimalism painting in Indonesia. This written evidence can be found in testimonial section …