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Total area of 38000 square meter of land is nestled in Tanjung Balangan; on the beach, white sand, magnificent cave, cliffs ocean view. And Airport in distance is blinking with lights. New Kuta Resort and …

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Ubud Village Jazz Festival
Thursday, 27 Jun, 2013 – 18:31 | No Comment
Ubud Village Jazz Festival

The village of Ubud will host Ubud Village Jazz Festival in August. This new festival will be agood addition to Ubud repertoire of festival that is already included Ubud Writer and Reader Festival and Bali …

Robin Lim: A Finalist Top Ten CNN Heroes
Monday, 26 Sep, 2011 – 19:37 | No Comment
Robin Lim: A Finalist Top Ten CNN Heroes

When her younger sister died because of complication during the third pregnancy, Robin Lim was very shocked and sad. Knowing that maternal and infant mortality rate in Asia was so high finally made her took …

Pengotan Mass Wedding : Egalite and Fraternite in a Ceremony
Tuesday, 20 Sep, 2011 – 7:31 | One Comment
Pengotan Mass Wedding : Egalite and Fraternite in a Ceremony

Religious ceremony in Bali is an integral part of daily life and culture that gives distinctive characteristic to the life of Balinese. The ceremony in Balinese life is closely associated with the word ‘grand’, and …

Gung Aji Galih, A Star From Serongga
Thursday, 8 Sep, 2011 – 4:24 | No Comment
Gung Aji Galih, A Star From Serongga

Though he learnt how to sing by himself, he is obviously inherited his grandfather’s and ancestors’ talent. His grandfather was a great topeng dancer while other ancestors were the experts in playing Balinese gamelan. And …

BERITA DUKA: Ibu Agung Kompiang (Puri Bongkasa), wife of the late Raja Bongkasa Drs I.Gusti Agung Oka, is dead
Monday, 5 Sep, 2011 – 9:13 | One Comment
BERITA DUKA: Ibu Agung Kompiang (Puri Bongkasa), wife of the late Raja Bongkasa Drs I.Gusti Agung Oka, is dead

AUM SWASTYASTU
Ibu Kompiang  died peacefully in her Sanur home yesterday, aged 79. She had been playing cards with friends    in the morning and was gone(lebar) by lunchtime. If any lady deserved a …

Saren Jawa: Muslim Community with Balinese Hinduism Tradition
Monday, 29 Aug, 2011 – 12:44 | No Comment
Saren Jawa: Muslim Community with Balinese Hinduism Tradition

Muslim community in around the world is celebrating Ramadhan. Here, in Bali they are also fasting in the midst of other religions communities. They even adopt Balinese Hinduism habits both in daily life and in …

Sari Hati Fund Raising Party
Thursday, 25 Aug, 2011 – 18:23 | No Comment
Sari Hati  Fund Raising Party

ubud Saturday 27th, from 4pm at ubud football field
Sari hati, a local school for balinese children with disabilities will be
holding a party at Ubud football field from 4pm.

The children will show their …

Rai Bangsawan: Left Comfort Zone To be an Organic Farmer
Tuesday, 21 Jun, 2011 – 6:59 | No Comment
Rai Bangsawan: Left Comfort Zone To be an Organic Farmer

His deep condolence toward the agricultural condition in Bali provoked him to prove that Bali can fulfill a big demand of agricultural products without a need to import. This young man’s desire to improve and …

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 …

Ida I Dewa Agung Istri Kanya: Balinese Heroine
Thursday, 21 Apr, 2011 – 7:47 | No Comment
Ida I Dewa Agung Istri Kanya: Balinese Heroine

Indonesian celebrated Kartini Day on 21th April annually. Kartini is a name of Indonesian woman that struggled for women emancipation. Because of her Indonesian women could go to school and their position are not lower …

Nyepi, No TV Station Broadcasts To Bali
Friday, 4 Mar, 2011 – 15:23 | No Comment
Nyepi, No TV Station Broadcasts To Bali

Commission I in Bali Parliament summons to all TV stations and radios not to relay any programs to Bali on Nyepi Day, March 5th. This call is accepted positively by Balinese people and Bali Chapter …

A House in Bali
Monday, 27 Dec, 2010 – 8:54 | No Comment
A House in Bali

A House in Bali, Evan Ziporyn’s dense syncretic opera, regales you with sounds, moves, images, and contradictions. It’s a little like visiting Bali for the first time. The strangeness can be overwhelming, but you’ll never …

Yayasan Bumi Sehat
Friday, 26 Nov, 2010 – 9:20 | No Comment
Yayasan Bumi Sehat

Based on Kompas research in 2009, every single year there are approximately 13.778 maternal mortality cases in Indonesia. Even infant mortality is still considered high. Knowing this problem, Yayasan Bumi Sehat, has a mission to …

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 …

Farewell To Ni Ronji, Farewell To An Inspirational Woman
Wednesday, 17 Nov, 2010 – 18:08 | One Comment
Farewell To Ni Ronji, Farewell To An Inspirational Woman

Shocking news came from Blanco’s sanctuary in Campuhan, Ubud, on Sunday (25/11). Ni Ronji, beloved wife of the late Don Antonio Blanco has passed away because of little accident in her home. Everybody from Indonesian …

Janger Kolok (Deaf-Mute)
Sunday, 7 Nov, 2010 – 6:03 | One Comment
Janger Kolok (Deaf-Mute)

Some people underestimate on disabled people. Some people think the disabled people can’t do anything even for themselves. It could be right but the deaf-mute people in Bengkala village prove this totally wrong. They have …

Balinese gamelan : footage + music of I Wayan Lotring from 1972
Monday, 13 Sep, 2010 – 6:20 | Comments Off on Balinese gamelan : footage + music of I Wayan Lotring from 1972
Balinese gamelan : footage + music of I Wayan Lotring from 1972

PieterdeRooijHolland | August 29, 2010

I made this tribute to Lotring on the 30th of August, 2010. [PdR] The video contains segments of wonderful and unique footage – from a 20-minute documentary published onhttp://www.youtube.com/user/jackusful by ‘Jacques’ – …

I Made Jimat : Followed in His Mother’s Footstep
Monday, 9 Aug, 2010 – 18:26 | Comments Off on I Made Jimat : Followed in His Mother’s Footstep
I Made Jimat : Followed in His Mother’s Footstep

After the passing away of several Maestro of Balinese dancers, world community was shocked again by the report that Ni Ketut Cenik, a Maestro of Joged Pingit, passed away on July 24th. Now, Balinese and …

Farewell to Ni Ketut Cenik
Thursday, 29 Jul, 2010 – 14:59 | No Comment
Farewell to Ni Ketut Cenik

Paradise island of Bali has lost one of her maestro, Ni Ketut Cenik, excellent performer and teacher of Balinese dance, mother of Balinese dance maestro, I Made Jimat, and grandmother to I Nyoman Budiarta who …

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 …

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 …

Puri Taman Sari
Saturday, 6 Feb, 2010 – 11:30 | No Comment
Puri Taman Sari

Puri Taman Sari offers you an unforgettable wonderful experience of living inside a traditional royal Balinese house compound with authentic Balinese architecture and nuance. Puri Taman Sari is designed and built based on Balinese ancient …

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 …

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 …

Tipat – Bantal War / Aci Rah Pengangon
Thursday, 1 Oct, 2009 – 16:51 | No Comment
Tipat – Bantal War / Aci Rah Pengangon

Kapal Villlage is one of traditional village in Bali that is rich with unique culture, customs and traditions, this village is part of Mengwi District in Badung Regency – Bali, that have many interesting and …

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 …

Tony Blair at the Elephant Safari Park, Taro
Friday, 14 Aug, 2009 – 13:45 | One Comment
Tony Blair at the Elephant Safari Park, Taro

British ex Prime Minister Tony Blair, his wife Cherie and children visited the Elephant Safari Park at Taro today. They were welcomed by the park owner Nigel Mason and his son Jian. Nigel, who is …

The Results of International Conference and Festival Cultural Identity of North Balinese
Tuesday, 4 Aug, 2009 – 13:26 | One Comment
The Results of International Conference and Festival Cultural Identity of North Balinese

International Conference and Festival Cultural Identity of North Balinese were held successfully from July 30 to August 2, 2009. The conference formulated four recommendations that are aimed to preserve North Balinese culture. These four recommendations …

Traditional Balinese Children Song
Monday, 29 Jun, 2009 – 4:35 | 4 Comments
Traditional Balinese Children Song

Back in my childhood days, my friends and I used to play traditional Balinese children game called “meong-meongan” or “the cat” game. It is a simple game, derived from the well known theme of a …

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: Cockfight and Balinese Men
Sunday, 17 May, 2009 – 8:00 | One Comment
Through The Eyes of Researcher: Cockfight and Balinese Men

Here is an interesting excerpt on cockfight and Balinese men taken from Clifford Geertz’s writing entitled “Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight”. It will give you an interesting insight on the relation between cockfight …

Puri Taman Sari
Saturday, 16 May, 2009 – 9:18 | No Comment
Puri Taman Sari

Puri Taman Sari offers you an unforgettable wonderful experience of living inside a traditional royal Balinese house compound with authentic Balinese architecture and nuance. Puri Taman Sari is designed and built based on Balinese ancient …

Through the eyes of researcher: Balinese Public Titles
Friday, 24 Apr, 2009 – 17:10 | No Comment
Through the eyes of researcher: Balinese Public Titles

Here is an interesting excerpt on Balinese Public Titles taken from Clifford Geertz’s writing entitled “Person, Time, and Conduct in Bali : The Social Nature of Thought”, that will give you an interesting insight on …

Through The Eyes of Researcher: Personal Name in Bali
Tuesday, 14 Apr, 2009 – 17:06 | No Comment
Through The Eyes of Researcher: Personal Name in Bali

Here is an interesting excerpt on Balinese Status Titles taken from Clifford Geertz’s writing entitled “Person, Time, and Conduct in Bali : The Social Nature of Thought”, that will give you an interesting insight on …

Bali Sruti Foundation receives donation of Rp.10.000.000,-
Wednesday, 8 Apr, 2009 – 9:28 | No Comment
Bali Sruti Foundation receives donation of Rp.10.000.000,-

Darryl Marsden, General Manager of Hard Rock Hotel Bali, presented a cheque for Rp 10.000.000 to Bali Sruti Foundation, on 3rd April 2009.
International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year. The …

Ubud Writers Readers Festival
Sunday, 5 Apr, 2009 – 10:00 | No Comment
Ubud Writers Readers Festival

Its festive season in Bali. Over the last two weeks Bali floated with a kind of sanctified space with the day of Galungan marking the beginning of the festivities and Kuningan heralding the end. Galungan …

Through The Eyes of Researcher: Status Title in Bali
Friday, 3 Apr, 2009 – 17:04 | One Comment
Through The Eyes of Researcher: Status Title in Bali

Here is an interesting excerpt on Balinese Status Titles taken from Clifford Geertz’s writing entitled “Person, Time, and Conduct in Bali : The Social Nature of Thought”, that will give you an interesting insight on …

A Glimpse on Pecalang
Tuesday, 24 Mar, 2009 – 12:47 | One Comment
A Glimpse on Pecalang

Bali is an island which is very active in celebrating traditional ceremony. Almost everyday, all over the island, traditional ceremonies and celebrations are held. And those celebrations and ceremonies need security forces to ensure the …

Ngayah Bersama (collective voluntary work) at Preparation of Panca Wali Krama Ceremony
Wednesday, 11 Mar, 2009 – 16:41 | No Comment
Ngayah Bersama (collective voluntary work) at Preparation of Panca Wali Krama Ceremony

The grand Panca Wali Krama ceremony which will be held on 9th of April 2009 at Besakih temple attracts hundreds (thousands on the holiday or Saturday) of Balinese to “ngaturang ayah” (working voluntarily) for the …