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A Rambling Thought
Thursday, 17 Apr, 2008 – 13:22 | One Comment
A Rambling Thought

The wind blows quite hard recently in Bali, older people who know the characteristics of each month in a year complained: “It is already Kedasa (tenth month of traditional Caka calendar) everything should be clean …

What to Eat while Hanging Out in A Warung
Tuesday, 8 Apr, 2008 – 17:12 | No Comment
What to Eat while Hanging Out in A Warung

After school, Denpasar teenagers especially the female do not go back home directly. They come by to the modest warung (a small roadside stall that sells snacks, drinks and convenient household items. However, in Bali …

The Picturesque Penglipuran Village
Tuesday, 18 Mar, 2008 – 17:17 | One Comment
The Picturesque Penglipuran Village

Penglipuran is a village in the southeastern part of Bali, in Bangli regency. Located 700 m above sea level, Penglipuran offers cool atmosphere with lush green surrounding. Penglipuran has 716 inhabitants and covers an …

Songan Sunrise
Monday, 17 Mar, 2008 – 17:22 | No Comment
Songan Sunrise

The village of Songan is situated on the shore of Lake Batur, in Bangli Regency; 12 km from Penelokan or one hour-walk or drive on the single line from Toya Bungkah. Songan is also accessible …

Serangan Island
Sunday, 3 Feb, 2008 – 0:20 | 2 Comments
Serangan Island

Serangan is a small island that lies off the Balinese coastline just south of Sanur and has long played an important role in local religious history. Despite its size, there are actually four temple compounds …

Selikur Galungan (Best Wedding Day)
Thursday, 24 Jan, 2008 – 0:28 | No Comment
Selikur Galungan (Best Wedding Day)

This article is featured in 2006 that relates to Galungan, here are details:
8th November 2006 is the best wedding day for Balinese. For hundreds of years Balinese have been using this day for their wedding …

Nusa Penida and the Kingdom of Dalem Peed
Monday, 31 Dec, 2007 – 15:05 | No Comment
Nusa Penida and the Kingdom of Dalem Peed

Source from “Traces of Gods and Men — Temples and Rituals as Landmarks of Social Events and Processes in South Bali Village” by Brigitta Hauser-Schäublin

The historical scenery of Bali unfold from a third perspective as …

Puri Kangin Karangasem
Sunday, 2 Dec, 2007 – 8:00 | 2 Comments
Puri Kangin Karangasem

Puri Agung Karangasem was built at the end of the 19th century by Anak Agung Agung Gede Jelantik, King of Karangasem and the first Stedeholder in Bali for the Dutch Regime. It was later renovated …

Art of Bali
Thursday, 15 Nov, 2007 – 17:02 | No Comment
Art of Bali

“Balinese art is an indispensable part of Balinese religion, culture and life.”
“Art is identical with religion, art creativity is a performance of the religious teaching” this quotation indicates the unity of art and religion in …

History of Bali
Thursday, 8 Nov, 2007 – 17:35 | No Comment
History of Bali

The first evidences of human appearance in Bali date back to the Stone Age, tens of thousands years ago, with the founding of few artifacts that are believed to be reminiscent of small bands of …

On Balinese Dog
Saturday, 27 Oct, 2007 – 16:07 | One Comment
On Balinese Dog

“The roads are particularly infested with miserable dogs, the scavenger of the island. Most dogs are attached to the house they protect and keep clean the garbage, but they reproduce unchecked and there are thousands …

Tips for Buying Woodcarving
Friday, 26 Oct, 2007 – 12:53 | No Comment
Tips for Buying Woodcarving

To find high quality wood carving in Bali you have to go to Gianyar regency, especially in the village of Mas, and Kemenuh. There are two main types of woodcarving. Traditional carving, in the form …

The World’s Cheapest Destinations
Thursday, 25 Oct, 2007 – 12:16 | 2 Comments
The World’s Cheapest Destinations

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Laos is one of the best bargains in Southeast Asia—and that’s saying something, since most countries there are relatively cheap for travelers. Because tourism is only beginning to make inroads in Laos, visitors …

Tips for a Better Holiday in Bali
Wednesday, 24 Oct, 2007 – 7:41 | One Comment
Tips for a Better Holiday in Bali

“Bali time” is an expression that shows the Balinese reluctance to be obsessed by punctuality but many Balinese in tourism industry or other economic sectors are now familiar with punctuality. This “Bali time” is still …

Temple Etiquette in Bali
Saturday, 15 Sep, 2007 – 14:32 | No Comment
Temple Etiquette in Bali

Unlike the forbidding sombre temples of the Oriental countries, the Balinese temple is a gay, open air affair with one, two, or three open courtyards surrounded by low wall, each court leading into the next …

Manusia Purba Museum
Wednesday, 12 Sep, 2007 – 15:29 | One Comment
Manusia Purba Museum

Manusia Purba Museum is a small prehistoric museum with significant collections of prehistoric artifacts and prehistoric human’s bones. This unique museum is located in the west tip of Bali, in Gilimanuk, Jembrana regency. This museum …

The “Moon” of Pejeng
Monday, 10 Sep, 2007 – 16:45 | No Comment
The “Moon” of Pejeng

The moon of Pejeng which is kept in a shrine in Penataran Sasih temple can be considered as the most remarkable antiquities in Bali. This bronze drum is a sacred relic for Balinese, an artifact …

Lempuyang Luhur Temple
Thursday, 6 Sep, 2007 – 16:39 | One Comment
Lempuyang Luhur Temple

At the beginning of the creation, when earth was only 70 years old, the island of Bali was instable; earthquakes happened everyday for months, torrents rains, with constant lightning and thunders was the only weather. …

Palace of Painting Museum – Museum Puri Lukisan
Wednesday, 5 Sep, 2007 – 16:19 | One Comment
Palace of Painting Museum – Museum Puri Lukisan

Museum Puri Lukisan or Palace of Painting Museum is situated strategically in the heart of Ubud at the north end of Ubud main street (Jalan Raya Ubud), 30 km from Denpasar and 40 km from …

Monkey Business a la Balinese
Monday, 23 Jul, 2007 – 17:57 | One Comment
Monkey Business a la Balinese

The monkey business in Bali is far from dishonesty or silly behavior; it is an honest, profitable business which involves monkeys, humans, and surrounding environment for the benefit of human, monkey and environment.
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Geringsing: Sacred Cloth of Tenganan
Friday, 22 Jun, 2007 – 14:50 | No Comment
Geringsing: Sacred Cloth of Tenganan

From a tiny village of Tenganan comes the rare geringsing cloth that put this little village among the best in textile technology. The geringsing cloth with its double ikat technique – a method in which …

Garuda: King of Birds
Saturday, 9 Jun, 2007 – 14:18 | 3 Comments
Garuda: King of Birds

In Bali, Garuda is believed to be the king of birds, ruler of the sky, and personification of power. In Balinese culture, Garuda is always depicted as a man with bird head and a pair …

Barong Kedingkling: A Merry Exorcism
Wednesday, 6 Jun, 2007 – 14:36 | One Comment
Barong Kedingkling: A Merry Exorcism

Barong Kedingkling is a sacred performance of nine masked dancers which derives its theme from Ramayana epic. It has exorcism function. It is performed when there is a pestilence hits the town or before a …

Candrasengkala: Art of Chronogram
Monday, 4 Jun, 2007 – 15:10 | No Comment
Candrasengkala: Art of Chronogram

History to Balinese is not just something to be buried in the past, but it is something that has to be remembered and used as a guidance to face the future. An attempt to immortalize …

Sema: Cemetery
Tuesday, 29 May, 2007 – 13:24 | No Comment
Sema: Cemetery

Sema, or cemetery is always a source of horror for Balinese. It is the place where the spirits of uncremated corpses wander around, playground for evil spirit and bhuta kala and of course, hunting ground …

Ulun Danu Bratan Temple
Saturday, 26 May, 2007 – 14:14 | 3 Comments
Ulun Danu Bratan Temple

Ulun Danu Bratan Temple may seem like floating on the surface of the Lake Bratan, as a matter of fact, it is situated on a small promontory jutting out from the western shore of the …

Brem: Balinese Sweet Wine
Thursday, 24 May, 2007 – 17:18 | No Comment
Brem: Balinese Sweet Wine

Brem, sweet rice wine that is usually found in traditional markets or roadside stalls large Bintang beer bottles is one of three popular Balinese liquors – other are arak, and tuak. Like arak and tuak, …

Gedong Kirtya: Sacred Manuscript Library
Wednesday, 23 May, 2007 – 14:13 | 4 Comments
Gedong Kirtya: Sacred Manuscript Library

Gedong Kirtya, the only palm-leaf manuscript library in Bali or maybe in the world is founded in 1928. Gedong Kirtya was opened to the public by the then Governor General of East Indies, A. C.D. …

Into a Green Sanctuary
Monday, 21 May, 2007 – 16:03 | One Comment
Into a Green Sanctuary

Ancient village of Tenganan is surely fortified by nature to form a green sanctuary, flanked on both sides by hills and the majestic mount Agung on the back, surrounded by one of Bali’s most intact …

Samuan Tiga Temple
Saturday, 19 May, 2007 – 12:10 | 2 Comments
Samuan Tiga Temple

Pura Samuan Tiga, an exceptionally unique temple situated in the village of Bedulu, 25 km from Denpasar, 5 km from Ubud, and only 400 m from Elephant Cave (Goa Gajah) sanctuary. Built in 10th century …

Meru: Magnum Opus of Balinese Shrine
Thursday, 17 May, 2007 – 14:51 | No Comment
Meru: Magnum Opus of Balinese Shrine

Meru, an elaborate multi-tiered temple structure with thatched roof of sugar palm fiber called duk, is surely a prima ballerina of many temple courtyards. Towering majestically among other shrine, meru is a symbol of the …

Sibetan: Home of Snake Fruit
Monday, 14 May, 2007 – 15:52 | 2 Comments
Sibetan: Home of Snake Fruit

One and half-hour drive from Denpasar to Sibetan village is not a waste time. The winding road to Sibetan through palm-leafed fenced terraced rice fields offers breathtaking sceneries. Rows of the rice fields perch on …

Serangan Island
Saturday, 12 May, 2007 – 13:26 | No Comment
Serangan Island

Serangan, a small island lies just off Bali southern coast near Sanur, connected to the main island with a dusty bridge-road. Serangan has an area of only 180 acres and a population abut 6000, and …

Banana
Saturday, 5 May, 2007 – 14:29 | 2 Comments
Banana

Banana (“biu” in Balinese) in Balinese life is a non-substitutable part, that have merged into the Balinese daily life and become a necessity whether for ceremonial purpose or secular one. Banana in Bali is usually …

On Crossroad
Thursday, 3 May, 2007 – 17:03 | No Comment
On Crossroad

Crossroad is one of many revered and feared spot in Bali. offering are given to the spirits who dwell on that crossroad sometimes a statue is erected as a symbolization to honor the spirit in …

Coconut Water for Health, not Coconut Milk !
Tuesday, 1 May, 2007 – 15:29 | One Comment
Coconut Water for Health, not Coconut Milk !

Being in the tropics, mean replenishing your fluids and minerals that you have sweated out. Hydrating yourself with some kind of oral electrolyte (Pedialyte, or Pocari Sweat) is a must. But the most healthful is …

More on Maduwe Karang Temple
Saturday, 28 Apr, 2007 – 14:15 | Comments Off on More on Maduwe Karang Temple
More on Maduwe Karang Temple

Pura Meduwe Karang at Kubutambahan, 12 km from Singaraja, and 108 km from Denpasar is dedicated to the fertility of the and is associated with the dry field (tegalan) and the fruit and vegetable gardens …

Snakefruit and Seaweed
Tuesday, 24 Apr, 2007 – 16:47 | No Comment
Snakefruit and Seaweed

Bali’s new Village Ecotourism Network provides an alternative to mass tourism.
Ibu Soma balances precariously on a small wooden stepladder. It wobbles a little, but she is practised at this. Rolling up her sleeves, she reaches …

Pura Goa Lawah, Bat Cave Temple
Sunday, 22 Apr, 2007 – 5:00 | 2 Comments
Pura Goa Lawah, Bat Cave Temple

Pura Goa Lawah, Bat Cave Temple, lies just three km northeast of Kusamba Harbor and nine km east of Klungkung on the left side of dramatic road paralleling the sea with uninterrupted views of sea …

The Great Pulaki Temple
Sunday, 15 Apr, 2007 – 6:36 | 2 Comments
The Great Pulaki Temple

Pura Agung Pulaki, a large, dramatic temple only 25 meters from the sea, is located 30 km of Seririt (48 km west of Singaraja) near the grape-growing village of Banyupoh. This important temple commemorates the …