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The Waterpalaces of Bali
Saturday, 14 Apr, 2007 – 5:00 | One Comment
The Waterpalaces of Bali

Holy water and veiled green
The last king of East Bali had two beautiful water-palaces layed out during his reigning period. By the eruption of the Gunung Agung in 1963, which involved earthquakes throughout the east …

Tuak: Balinese Palm Beer
Tuesday, 10 Apr, 2007 – 16:03 | One Comment
Tuak: Balinese Palm Beer

Tuak is palm beer, a sudsy and quite mild elixir brewed from palm tree sap. Tuak is produced by fermenting the sap of flower bud of any of a number of species palm. In Bali, …

Bamboo in Balinese Life
Monday, 9 Apr, 2007 – 17:16 | One Comment
Bamboo in Balinese Life

Bamboo, called tiing by Balinese is an indispensable part of Balinese culture. In Bali bamboo is not grown within the house compound. Balinese believe that if the bamboo sprouts by itself within a house compound …

On Building Balinese Traditonal House
Wednesday, 4 Apr, 2007 – 17:08 | No Comment
On Building Balinese Traditonal House

Building a Balinese traditional house or structure is not a simple matter, not just simply taking natural materials – wood, grass, and stone – and shaping them to fit human needs. Instead, it seeks balance …

Bali’s Spa Industry
Sunday, 18 Mar, 2007 – 2:00 | No Comment
Bali’s Spa Industry

Bali can trace its ancient heritage of natural healing and beauty practices back to the 15th century when rulers of Java’s mighty Majapahit Kingdom migrated to the island and claimed it as their own. With …

Pura Kehen: The Temple of Fire
Monday, 12 Mar, 2007 – 17:35 | 2 Comments
Pura Kehen: The Temple of Fire

Kehen Temple, one of a few largest temples in Bali, is located at the south of Bangli in Cempaga village, about 43 km from Denpasar. It was built in the reign of Sri Bhatara Guru …

Kertha Gosa
Tuesday, 6 Mar, 2007 – 16:18 | One Comment
Kertha Gosa

Kertha Gosa, the Hall of Justice is situated at the main road intersection side of the town of Klungkung, 40 kilometers northeast of Denpasar. Kertha Gosa was a building for solving problems concerning security, prosperity, …

Spiritually Unclean
Monday, 5 Mar, 2007 – 14:03 | No Comment
Spiritually Unclean

In every temple in Bali that has an additional function as a tourism destination, a prohibition board is posted in front of the temple, and the purpose of this prohibition board is to prohibit menstruating …

Foot Reflexology in Bali
Sunday, 4 Mar, 2007 – 7:16 | 7 Comments
Foot Reflexology in Bali

Due to its transient nature, Bali has always been fairly quick to embrace different healing practices. Some treatments have been around for centuries, while others are based on modern wellness beliefs. There is a growing …

Bhuta Kala: demons or force of nature?
Saturday, 3 Mar, 2007 – 14:38 | One Comment
Bhuta Kala: demons or force of nature?

The world of Balinese is the equilibrium of two forces of nature, positive and negative force. The positive force is represented by the God and negative forces represented by the Bhuta Kala, But what exactly …

Balinese Traditional Court
Thursday, 1 Mar, 2007 – 17:01 | 4 Comments
Balinese Traditional Court

The repugnance of the Balinese against having to appeal in the courtroom was inherited from the feudal era of Bali. The hatred of Balinese against the official high tribunal, the kerta is only a part …

Balinese Horse & Cart Transportation
Wednesday, 21 Feb, 2007 – 11:50 | One Comment
Balinese Horse & Cart Transportation

Across the Indonesian archipelago there are still many areas that have their own version of traditional horse and cart transportation. In Bali it is known as a dokar, which unfortunately is becoming a dwindling sight …

The Le Mayeur Museum of Sanur
Sunday, 18 Feb, 2007 – 9:58 | 2 Comments
The Le Mayeur Museum of Sanur

The sleepy fishing village of Sanur was developed as Bali’s first resort to accommodate the needs to international travelers. But long before the arrival of tourists, this enchanting beach front destination was home to renowned …

Diving the Coastal Waters of Bali
Sunday, 11 Feb, 2007 – 6:14 | One Comment
Diving the Coastal Waters of Bali

The beauty of Bali is not only limited to the land, but also extends to the underwater world that surrounds the island. Visiting diving enthusiasts have the opportunity to experience some impressive sites that promise …

Magic in Bali
Friday, 26 Jan, 2007 – 17:37 | No Comment
Magic in Bali

Magic in Balinese life is an integrated part of daily life, there is no clear distinction between the real phenomenon and magical one. There is no word for “miracle” in Balinese language, since in everyday …

Gamelan (Traditional Balinese Orchestra)
Wednesday, 24 Jan, 2007 – 15:37 | 2 Comments
Gamelan (Traditional Balinese Orchestra)

The word Gamelan is a Balinese term for “orchestra”; there are many types of Gamelan in Bali. Gamelan is a generic term, and there is dozen or more completely different kind of ensembles. Gamelan is …

Pura Taman Ayun (Taman Ayun Temple)
Friday, 19 Jan, 2007 – 16:18 | 2 Comments
Pura Taman Ayun (Taman Ayun Temple)

Taman Ayun temple was the royal temple of Mengwi Kingdom that survived until 1891 when it was conquered by the neighboring kingdoms of Tabanan and Badung. The name Taman Ayun means beautiful garden. This temple …

A Never-Ending Quest for Holy Water
Thursday, 18 Jan, 2007 – 16:31 | No Comment
A Never-Ending Quest for Holy Water

Holy Water is an indispensable part of Balinese Hinduism; the importance of Holy Water is shown by the older generation of Balinese who still calls the Balinese Hinduism as ‘Agama Tirtha‘, (the religion of Holy …

Tirtagangga Water Garden
Monday, 15 Jan, 2007 – 18:12 | 3 Comments
Tirtagangga Water Garden

Tirtagangga Water Garden is situated in the middle of rice fields around the natural springs of Rejasa, at Ababi village, Karangasem regency. It is about 83 km from Denpasar and 6 km from Amlapura to …

The Disappearance of Environmental Conscious Architecture in Balinese Temple
Wednesday, 10 Jan, 2007 – 16:34 | One Comment
The Disappearance of Environmental Conscious Architecture in Balinese Temple

Pura (temple), the sanctuary of Hinduism in Bali now undergoes a serious drawback on architectural diversity and environmental conscious architecture. The renovation and restoration of Pura (temple) all over Bali show an annoying uniformity in …

Pura Rambut Siwi
Monday, 8 Jan, 2007 – 16:45 | No Comment
Pura Rambut Siwi

Jewel of West Bali, Pura Rambut Siwi is located between the villages of Yeh Embang and Yeh Sumbu, 78 Km west of Denpasar. Pura Rambut Siwi is an important legacy of the great priest Danghyang …

Java-Bali Fusion
Saturday, 6 Jan, 2007 – 13:32 | 3 Comments
Java-Bali Fusion

The Java-Bali fusion dance storms the world of contemporary dance. The fusion of Bedaya Ketawang and Legong Calonarang brings a new touch in the contemporary dance performance. The fusion of these very different rivets …

Taman Soekasada Ujung (Ujung Water Palace)
Friday, 29 Dec, 2006 – 17:12 | 3 Comments
Taman Soekasada Ujung (Ujung Water Palace)

Ujung Water Palace, which by the local people is called as Taman Soekasada Ujung, lies at Tumbu village, Karangasem district. It is approximately 85 km from Airport Denpasar and 5 km from Amlapura. The water …

Gunung Kawi
Tuesday, 26 Dec, 2006 – 15:31 | One Comment
Gunung Kawi

Apart from its art and culture, the island of Bali is also rich with mystical remains and ancient temples. Many of these sites indicate early traces of civilization and have been preserved for research and …

Tukang Terang (Rain Man)
Monday, 25 Dec, 2006 – 14:47 | No Comment
Tukang Terang (Rain Man)

When rainy season finally comes, there should be rain everyday in Bali. The service of a rain man (tukang terang) is in high demand, since many traditional or secular events are held outdoor and a …

Balinese Women
Saturday, 23 Dec, 2006 – 12:17 | 5 Comments
Balinese Women

Speaking about Balinese women, we will speak about endurance, patience, love and care and of course, hard workers. The women do all the work while men go to tajen (cockfighting) is the image of Balinese …

Peken in Bali (Traditional Market)
Friday, 22 Dec, 2006 – 14:10 | No Comment
Peken in Bali (Traditional Market)

Despite the rapid expansion of supermarket and mall, Peken (traditional market) still hold its ground. The peken (traditional market) in Bali can be found in each village especially in rural area. The meaning of the …

Med Medan
Wednesday, 20 Dec, 2006 – 4:00 | 2 Comments
Med Medan

Med Medan
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Banjar Kaja, Desa Adat Sesetan, located in Jalan Raya Sesetan after Jalan Diponegoro. It was afternoon about 03.00 pm; the road was closed by Pecalang. It was tradition a day after …

Taman Ayun Temple Mengwi – Events of the Day
Tuesday, 19 Dec, 2006 – 16:57 | No Comment
Taman Ayun Temple Mengwi – Events of the Day

Today is the new moon of the sixth month in Balinese Caka calendar. Many religious events and temple ceremonies are held all over Bali the biggest of them is the Panca Wali Krama ceremony in …

Where to go in Ubud?
Friday, 15 Dec, 2006 – 13:34 | No Comment
Where to go in Ubud?

Ubud, the art center of Bali offers many beautiful and interesting places to visit. Below are some “a must visit place” in Ubud out of dozens interesting places there.
Puri Saren Agung
Puri saren is Ubud’ s …

Lontar Ancient Balinese Palm Scripts
Saturday, 18 Nov, 2006 – 14:12 | 2 Comments
Lontar Ancient Balinese Palm Scripts

Man has always had the foresight to realize the importance of recording details for future preservation. History indicates that long before paper was invented, man attempted to leave his mark by etching on cave walls …

The Bali Beach Golf Course
Tuesday, 14 Nov, 2006 – 16:31 | No Comment
The Bali Beach Golf Course

The Bali Beach Golf Course set in an environment of very mature, tall trees, has been given a face lift, with the introduction of lakes, mounding and features, including newly designed and constructed greens all …

The Blanco Renaissance Museum
Monday, 13 Nov, 2006 – 17:13 | 3 Comments
The Blanco Renaissance Museum

The Museum was built on December 2, 1998. The work of building its foundation was attended bv Don Antonio Blanco. Mario Blanco. Ni Rondji and their nearest relatives. The aim of building the museum is …

Ferry Fees’ Increase
Wednesday, 1 Nov, 2006 – 12:30 | No Comment
Ferry Fees’ Increase

Starting from today Official ferry fees for sea transportation from Java to Bali are set to increase 9.29 %. Compare to the increase of fees in another crossing across Indonesia the increase of fee in …

Traveling Safe In The Post 9/11 Era
Wednesday, 1 Nov, 2006 – 12:10 | One Comment
Traveling Safe In The Post 9/11 Era

Taken from Associated Press
Commemoration of the 9/11 terror attacks is bound to lead some travelers to wonder about safety, especially for overseas travel.
Fortunately, traveling around the world is still statistically no more dangerous than traveling …

Gedong Arca Museum
Tuesday, 31 Oct, 2006 – 14:37 | One Comment
Gedong Arca Museum

Those with a keen interest in history should not pass up an opportunity to visit the Gedong Arca Museum, which has a fascinating collection of Balinese heritage pieces. While the museum is not officially recognized …

Slovakia opens consulate in Bali
Monday, 30 Oct, 2006 – 9:12 | No Comment
Slovakia opens consulate in Bali

The Slovakian Embassy in Jakarta has announced the opening of the honorary Consulate of Slovakia in Denpasar, Bali, which will officially commence operation on November 1.
The growing exchange of travelers and entrepreneurs between the two …

Nirwana Bali Golf Club
Tuesday, 24 Oct, 2006 – 12:42 | 3 Comments
Nirwana Bali Golf Club

Le Meridien Nirwana Golf & Spa Resort combines world-class facilities with graceful charm. Positioned along the magnificent south-west coast, with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and Tanah Lot Temple, this is where a true …

Gumang Hill, Bugbug
Monday, 16 Oct, 2006 – 12:11 | No Comment
Gumang Hill, Bugbug

Every two years, special ritual happens on fourth full moon (Purnama Kapat, October 7, 2006); One day before full moon, Pilgrims from four villages (Bebandem, Ngis, Bugbug and Jasi) go up to Gumang Hill, …

Nyiramin
Friday, 6 Oct, 2006 – 16:13 | No Comment
Nyiramin

It is very common before proceeding to burial or cremation, the dead body is bathed by holy water – called “Nyiramin”.
Start on early morning, the Nyiramin ceremony is begun with the purifying of ceremonial equipments …