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The Most Popular Bali Traditional Games
Saturday, 3 Sep, 2011 – 11:49 | No Comment
The Most Popular Bali Traditional Games

At school, Balinese children are not only taught about Balinese language but also some traditional games. As the consequence, Balinese children start to learn how to socialize while playing traditional games in the nearby field …

Latest Indonesian Visa On Arrival Update
Monday, 11 Jul, 2011 – 7:47 | No Comment
Latest Indonesian Visa On Arrival Update

The latest update on Visa On Arrival is the ratification on the clausal : “Visitors staying for 7 days in Indonesia are obliged to pay for US$ 10 /per person”. Formerly this clausal apply on …

Spread the Entrepreneurial Spirit with Creative Industry
Monday, 27 Jun, 2011 – 17:53 | No Comment
Spread the Entrepreneurial Spirit with Creative Industry

The biggest today’s issue in Indonesia is the government stimulates entrepreneurial skills of each person to support the economy in the future. Many people accept it as a good way to empower Indonesian people who …

Red Sweet Wine From Red Sweet Potato
Saturday, 25 Jun, 2011 – 10:02 | No Comment
Red Sweet Wine From Red Sweet Potato

Grape is not only thing that can be raw material in the wine making process, as a matter of fact. In Bali, which areas are blessed with tropical fruits, the community supervised by the environmental …

Cecimpedan, Balinese Guessing Game
Wednesday, 16 Mar, 2011 – 13:22 | No Comment
Cecimpedan, Balinese Guessing Game

Video game and on-line game are two names of thousand today’s children games. Almost most of children abandon or never know about traditional games which are usually played by their parents. Balinese children although are …

Gain Bright Future in Aviation Industry with BIFA
Friday, 11 Mar, 2011 – 7:52 | No Comment
Gain Bright Future in Aviation Industry with BIFA

Aviation industry will never die as people will always need its service to bring them to anywhere in relatively short time. Even more for an area with thriving hospitality industry just like Bali, the airport …

New Hospital in Nusa Dua
Thursday, 10 Feb, 2011 – 13:26 | No Comment
New Hospital in Nusa Dua

Occupying 1,2 hectare land within the BTDC complex-Nusa Dua, a home for 5-starred hotels, beach, golf course, the new BIMC hospital is under construction. If new BIMC hospital in Nusa Dua follows the plan, it …

Bali is Preparing Railway System
Wednesday, 9 Feb, 2011 – 16:59 | No Comment
Bali is Preparing Railway System

In late January memorandum of understanding (MOU) covering the plan to build railway system in Bali has been signed by the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Transportation, Bali Government, and Indonesian Train Company (PT. …

Loloh, A Magical Traditional Drink
Saturday, 22 Jan, 2011 – 10:41 | No Comment
Loloh, A Magical Traditional Drink

If you often have dinner or lunch in Balinese restaurant serving surely Balinese authentic dishes you will be aware that Balinese fare is rich of various herbs and chili and coconut milk. And even though …

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 …

Pendet Mass Dance To Celebrate Mother’s Day
Saturday, 25 Dec, 2010 – 13:29 | No Comment
Pendet Mass Dance To Celebrate Mother’s Day

1217 women wearing white Balinese traditional costumes flocked Lapangan Puputan-the large monument park- Klungkung on Wednesday (22/12). They brought the dancing tools with them. In this special day, Mother’s Day, they would like to emphasize …

A Cultural Festival to Celebrate Mangupura’s First Anniversary
Sunday, 29 Aug, 2010 – 20:50 | No Comment
A Cultural Festival to Celebrate Mangupura’s First Anniversary

Previously, the capital city of Badung was an area in Denpasar. Thus, in 2008 the government of Badung proposed the relocation of the Badung’s capital and that proposal was approved by the Indonesian government.  As …

Bali International Spa & Wellness Expo 2011
Friday, 2 Jul, 2010 – 14:11 | No Comment
Bali International Spa & Wellness Expo 2011

To be held next February 11 to 13 in Bali International Convention Center (BICC), Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.  This event will be attended by Spa Operators, & beautician from all over the world with number …

Blue Moon Villas
Friday, 21 May, 2010 – 5:33 | 3 Comments
Blue Moon Villas

Blue Moon Villas is located in Amed. Amed is approximately 3 hours drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport and the southern resorts of Kuta and Nusa Dua. The Amed area is a series of small …

BALI SHELL MUSEUM
Tuesday, 13 Apr, 2010 – 13:56 | No Comment
BALI SHELL MUSEUM

Shell is one of the mysteries in the universe. It can be said that it is one of the miracle in the world. How shells can be formed? What about the colors? No wonder that …

Vulnerable to hacking, Be careful in an ATM Transaction
Tuesday, 26 Jan, 2010 – 6:36 | No Comment
Vulnerable to hacking, Be careful in an ATM Transaction

Based on result of recent investigation, the system used to break into the customer’s ATM card is  illegally by placing chips on the ATM machine to record the data from the card and also the …

Here are some tips that can make your holiday in Bali goes smoothly and enjoyably
Wednesday, 20 Jan, 2010 – 8:16 | No Comment
Here are some tips that can make your holiday in Bali goes smoothly and enjoyably

Here are some tips that can make your holiday in Bali goes smoothly and enjoyably.

Security Tips When You Travel
Monday, 18 Jan, 2010 – 8:56 | One Comment
Security Tips When You Travel

Security Tips When You Travel

BALIDOGS
Monday, 30 Nov, 2009 – 4:55 | One Comment
BALIDOGS

Text: Ann Bouwma
Photography: Roy Tee
A dog’s life is never dull
Dogs come in many kinds and lead very different lives. Some are pampered, others get beaten. Some roam about freely, others are kept short on the …

Kids Day at the Pool
Wednesday, 28 Oct, 2009 – 16:17 | One Comment
Kids Day at the Pool

Bali-based humanitarian swimmer Monte Monfore and Australian swim instructor Glenn Schapel teamed up for their second annual Kid’s Day at the Pool for physically and mentally challenged children. This year’s fun fest was hosted by …

Protest on “Eat, Pray, Love”
Thursday, 22 Oct, 2009 – 6:01 | 2 Comments
Protest on “Eat, Pray, Love”

Bali was taken by surprise; dozens of trucks and transport cars for the final shooting of Hollywood latest project “Eat Pray Love” arrived ahead of the schedule, and lined the rice fields of Banjar Bentuyung, …

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 …

Balinese Textiles
Thursday, 1 Oct, 2009 – 17:07 | 2 Comments
Balinese Textiles

Throughout the world, the wealth of traditional Balinese textiles is well known. Many of the best examples can be found in museums as far away as Switzerland.

While they are admired by many for their beauty …

Eat, Pray, Love
Sunday, 27 Sep, 2009 – 4:00 | No Comment
Eat, Pray, Love

All right, I finally finished reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s book, “Eat, Pray, Love”. Almost everywhere I turned, people were reading this book, and a good friend of mine, literally, ordered me to read. So, I did …

Heart Of Rock N Roll Auction Featuring Kelly Slater “Feel Your Boobies” signed surfboard
Saturday, 29 Aug, 2009 – 14:02 | No Comment
Heart Of Rock N Roll Auction Featuring Kelly Slater “Feel Your Boobies” signed surfboard

Pinktober 2009, Hard Rock’s signature Breast Cancer Awareness program, embarks on its 1oth consecutive year of raising awareness and funds for breast cancer charities around the globe. As part of this Initiative, Hard Rock Hotel …

August: The Coldest Month in Bali
Tuesday, 11 Aug, 2009 – 17:39 | 2 Comments
August: The Coldest Month in Bali

August in Bali, it is cold in the morning make me quite reluctant to take my bath early in the morning, many people catch cold the wind blow quite hard, the combination make it quite …

Helipad at Viceroy Bali
Thursday, 2 Jul, 2009 – 6:51 | No Comment
Helipad at Viceroy Bali

The Viceroy Bali helipad is on site just a few meters walk to the reception. Guests can choose to fly in directly from the International Airport (15 mins) instead of a taking the 45 …

Drinking in Bali
Tuesday, 2 Jun, 2009 – 17:35 | One Comment
Drinking in Bali

Every culture has their way of drinking, there even rules for drinking, Balinese also has a way in drinking, especially for traditional liquors- Tuak and Arak. Tuak is a sweet wine made from the coconut …

Requesting for a Child
Thursday, 28 May, 2009 – 21:34 | No Comment
Requesting for a Child

For Balinese couple having a child is essential and should be done as soon as possible since the child will take all parents’ socio-religious responsibilities when he / she gets married. Most Balinese couple who …

Through the Eyes of Researcher: Drunk on Screen
Wednesday, 27 May, 2009 – 17:02 | No Comment
Through the Eyes of Researcher: Drunk on Screen

Here is an interesting excerpt on Balinese’s view on television and advertising taken from Mark Hobart’s writing entitled “Drunk on the screen: Balinese conversations about television and advertising”. It will give you an interesting insight …

Sacred Animals of Bali
Thursday, 21 May, 2009 – 17:13 | No Comment
Sacred Animals of Bali

Cheeky monkeys of Ubud”s Monkey Forest, Sangeh Monkey Forest, Alas Kedaton forest, Uluwatu Temple, or Pulaki Temple; the holy snakes of Tanah Lot Temple; thousands of bats of Goa Lawah (Bat Cave) Temple, and other …

Through the Eyes of Researcher: The Nature of Balinese Babad Literature
Thursday, 7 May, 2009 – 16:20 | No Comment
Through the Eyes of Researcher: The Nature of Balinese Babad Literature

Here is an interesting excerpt on balinese babad literature taken from Helen Creese’s writing entitled “Balinese Babad as Historical Sources: A Reinterpretation of The Fall of Gelgel”, that will give you an interesting insight …

Balinese are Always Lucky
Friday, 1 May, 2009 – 17:05 | 2 Comments
Balinese are Always Lucky

Yesterday I realized an interesting fact about Balinese. We, Balinese are always lucky, precisely; we always think that we are lucky. How can it be? Ok I will begin with a trivial example, yesterday my …

Palm-Leaf Manuscript in Bali Nowadays
Wednesday, 29 Apr, 2009 – 14:07 | One Comment
Palm-Leaf Manuscript in Bali Nowadays

Before the introduction of paper as writing material to the paradise island of Bali, Balinese use specially processed palm leaves known as lontar to record details for future preservation. Despite of the popularity of paper, …

NYEPI DAY Contingency Plan
Wednesday, 25 Mar, 2009 – 12:09 | No Comment
NYEPI DAY Contingency Plan

Nyepi Day is a public holiday observed in Bali. On this day all residents and visitors to Bali must stay in doors and observe a period of silence which lasts 24 hours. …

How Cockfighting Survive
Thursday, 26 Feb, 2009 – 4:00 | One Comment
How Cockfighting Survive

Cockfighting with wagering in it was banned by government in accordance with eradicating gambling policy in 1981, but cockfighting in Bali showed its strong resilience and survived the test. In 2003 cockfighting was put into …

Traffic Accident Management a la Balinese
Tuesday, 6 Jan, 2009 – 17:00 | One Comment
Traffic Accident Management a la Balinese

Traffic accident for Balinese is not just an event that needs emergency action physically such as immediate first aid, swift ambulance, road-side assistance, etc, but also spiritually. A series of spiritual-related action have to be …

Welcome 2009 – Goodbye 2008
Thursday, 1 Jan, 2009 – 13:44 | One Comment
Welcome 2009 – Goodbye 2008

Various greeting seasons from ABL Teams created to readers from all over the world as follows:

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Cat in Traditional Balinese Point of View
Tuesday, 16 Dec, 2008 – 18:51 | One Comment
Cat in Traditional Balinese Point of View

Cat, in traditional Balinese point of view, is an animal that its existence is dilemmatic, respected but plays no significant role, exist but rarely comes up to the surface. In vast inventory of Balinese religious …

Annual Outbreak of Pestilence
Friday, 28 Nov, 2008 – 17:24 | No Comment
Annual Outbreak of Pestilence

The sixth month (kaenem) of Balinese Caka Calendar starts today (11/28/08). For Balinese especially the older generation this moth is associated with plague or pestilence, which is called “grubug” by Balinese. When this month comes, …