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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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Mapepada Agung at Ulun Danu Batur Temple
Sat, 3/04/10 – 5:00 | One Comment
Mapepada Agung at Ulun Danu Batur Temple

The sacred Mapepada Agung Ceremony was held on March 29, 2010 at Ulun Danu Batur Temple, this sacred ceremony was held in accordance with annual temple anniversary.  Mapepada Agung ceremony was held to purify the …

Baris Dadap at Ulun Danu Batur
Thu, 1/04/10 – 13:27 | No Comment
Baris Dadap at Ulun Danu Batur

A very poignant and slow Baris compare to the other Baris. The Baris Dadap uses a weapon called a dadap, a canoe-like shield. In north Bali, the Baris Dadap is danced in …

Rejang Renteng at Ida Bhatara Turun Kabeh
Tue, 30/03/10 – 7:30 | One Comment
Rejang Renteng at  Ida Bhatara Turun Kabeh

Yesterday, Monday (March 29, 2010) that coincide with with the full moon of the tenth month (Kadasa) of Caka calendar, the Grand Bhatara Turun Kabeh Ceremony (gods descend all together) was held …

What to do at Tirtagangga
Fri, 26/03/10 – 13:53 | Comments Off on What to do at Tirtagangga
What to do at Tirtagangga

Spending your holiday at Tirtagangga is not just a matter of enjoying the beauty of this water garden you can also take a bath in the pools at Tirta Gangga and take some beautiful photos …

East – West : Trough Woman at Alila Ubud Gallery – Bali
Tue, 23/03/10 – 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 …

Kintamani Overview
Mon, 22/03/10 – 13:00 | No Comment
Kintamani Overview

Kintamani as a matter of fact is a village that sit on the rim of the huge Batur caldera about 1,500m above sea level but on tourist dictionary it refers to an area of north-eastern …

Denpasar Municipality Ogoh-ogoh Competition
Sat, 20/03/10 – 13:36 | 2 Comments
Denpasar Municipality Ogoh-ogoh Competition

Denpasar Municipality Ogoh-ogoh Competition that was held to celebrate Nyepi holiday as well as Caka New Year was over and the announcement of the winner was held yesterday 3/19/2008. Representations from 24 youth organizations that …

The BaliSpirit Festival
Sat, 20/03/10 – 10:15 | No Comment
The BaliSpirit Festival

The BaliSpirit Festival is a leader among a new generation of festivals for the rapidly growing holistic travel marketplace. Combining over 95 yoga, dance and music workshops with nightly world music …

Aftermath of the Silent Day
Thu, 18/03/10 – 13:45 | No Comment
Aftermath of the Silent Day

Nyepi or “silent day” has just passed and right after Nyepi , Bali enter Kadasa the tenth month of Balinese lunar calendar. Kadasa is a special month Balinese since it is believed to …

Omed-omedan: A Unique Ritual Part 1
Thu, 18/03/10 – 6:06 | 4 Comments
Omed-omedan: A Unique Ritual Part 1

So many people, young and old, men and women, natives and foreigners came in flocks to see a unique ritual in Banjar Kaja, Sesetan village, South Denpasar, a day after Nyepi. The old men from …

Dawn at Mount Batur
Wed, 17/03/10 – 11:52 | One Comment
Dawn at Mount Batur

The area of north-eastern Bali at the Mount Batur caldera, and which encompasses Penelokan, Toya Bungkah, Batur and Kintamani villages, is known widely as just Kintamani. Kintamani, Batur and Penelokan villages sit on the rim …

Omed-omedan: A Unique Ritual Part 2
Wed, 17/03/10 – 4:48 | No Comment
Omed-omedan: A Unique Ritual Part 2

Omed-omedan is held in a day after Nyepi (silence day) by people of Banjar Kaja, Sesetan village, South Denpasar. The teenagers who belong to this Banjar play the main role on this tradition. They -the …

Ogoh Ogoh – Creating Monster
Sun, 14/03/10 – 6:25 | No Comment
Ogoh Ogoh – Creating Monster

Pangrupukan, Balinese New Year eve is always full with celebration and festivity, and ogoh-ogoh, the monstrous doll of Bhuta kala, evil spirit or the personification of negative force, is an indispensable part of this festival.

Melasti Ritual
Sat, 13/03/10 – 9:00 | No Comment
Melasti Ritual

Today, thousands of Balinese flock to the beaches, lakes or springs to hold the Melasti ritual. Melasti is a ritual in which Balinese escort the deities to the sea, lakes or springs but mostly to …

Melasti: Throwing Impurity and Taking Holy Water of Life
Sat, 13/03/10 – 6:07 | 2 Comments
Melasti: Throwing Impurity and Taking Holy Water of Life

Three days before Nyepi, Balinese new year is celebrated a melasti must be performed. Melasti, according to the ancient scripture of Sundari Gama and Swamandala is “melasti ngarania ngiring prewatek dewata anganyutaken laraning jagat, …

Where to go in Denpasar
Fri, 12/03/10 – 8:13 | No Comment
Where to go in Denpasar

There are many interesting places you can visit in Denpasar, but since the temples in Denpasar are not visited quite often by the tourists so there is no temple dress available to be hired there, …

Denpasar Overview
Thu, 11/03/10 – 6:46 | One Comment
Denpasar Overview

Situated in South Bali, around 13 km away from the airport, Denpasar is the largest city and capital of Bali. Denpasar is rapidly expanding multicultural city that can be seen as rather daunting but after …

Tulamben
Wed, 10/03/10 – 11:57 | No Comment
Tulamben

Tulamben is a small fishing village on the north-east coast of Bali. It is among the most popular dive sites on Bali since the wreck of the Liberty, a US Army Transport ship torpedoed by …

Melasti, Segara Klotok, Klungkung
Wed, 10/03/10 – 11:18 | 2 Comments
Melasti, Segara Klotok, Klungkung

Nyepi Saka New Year 1932 will fall on Anggara Pon Ukir, Tuesday, March 16, 2010. This series of rituals Nyepi Melasti ceremony begins with the water source (sea and river) by almost all villages in …

Pande: Master of Metal
Wed, 10/03/10 – 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 …

Sekumpul Waterfall, Sawan, Buleleng
Tue, 9/03/10 – 10:52 | No Comment
Sekumpul Waterfall, Sawan, Buleleng

This is a large, spectacular double waterfall in a quiet and unspoilt forest. You will need to be reasonably fit and active to get there as the trek to the waterfall takes around an hour …

I Wayan Kelo – Kuta maestro passes away
Mon, 8/03/10 – 15:00 | One Comment
I Wayan Kelo – Kuta maestro passes away

Pelegongan and gender wayang maestro, I Wayan Kelo from Br Pande Mas, Kuta, died on Thursday afternoon at age 70 after suffering a stroke and battling briefly with leukaemia. Kelo was perhaps the most renowned …

Aromas Vegetarian Restaurant
Sun, 7/03/10 – 17:12 | No Comment
Aromas Vegetarian Restaurant

Situated at Jl. Legian, Kuta, Aroma’s Kafe, is a sanctuary for vegetarians who spend their holidays in Kuta, with a nice garden complete with water fountain combine with extensive menu that comprises of wide variety …

Melanting Waterfall, Banjar, Buleleng
Sun, 7/03/10 – 7:19 | 2 Comments
Melanting Waterfall, Banjar, Buleleng

This waterfall  is About 15 meters height; located in the middle of the coffee and clove forest in the east end Munduk Village, Banjar District, + / – 42 km south of Singaraja City.
Sound of …

Subak
Sat, 6/03/10 – 5:01 | One Comment
Subak

Rice is the staple diet of the Balinese and a great deal of effort goes into sustaining this vital food source. Past generations of farmers have painstakingly transformed pockets of natural landscape into the most …

Candidasa Overview
Thu, 4/03/10 – 18:13 | No Comment
Candidasa Overview

Situated on a coastline that stretch from Manggis to Bugbug about 90-minute drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport; Candidasa is a tidy well kept, three-km-long tourist retreat and water sport centre on Bali’s southeast coast. Candidasa is a perfect …

Mount Batur Sunrise
Tue, 2/03/10 – 15:07 | 6 Comments
Mount Batur Sunrise

Mount Batur Sunrise
Sunday, March 26, 2006.
Morning call woke us up at 3.30 am and we met our local guide at the lobby hotel of Puri Bening Hayato located in Toya Bungkah. We arrived the previous …

Soma Ribek & Sabuh Mas
Tue, 2/03/10 – 12:27 | No Comment
Soma Ribek & Sabuh Mas

On Monday, 3/1/2010, Balinese celebrated Soma Ribek holiday. This holiday is dedicated to the food and prosperity. It symbolizes by the meaning of the word “Soma Ribek” that can be translated into “Full Monday” in …

Khaima Moroccan Restaurant Lounge and Bar
Tue, 2/03/10 – 9:18 | No Comment
Khaima Moroccan Restaurant Lounge and Bar

The Khaima Restaurant Is Located In Oberoi, The Area Where Tourists, Locals And Expats Come Together For A Good Meal Or Gathering Drink. Khaima Is Not Difficult to Find, The Unique Tent-Shaped Restaurant Is Truly …

Wakatobi Resort and Pelagian Quarterly Newsletter
Mon, 1/03/10 – 5:16 | One Comment
Wakatobi Resort and Pelagian Quarterly Newsletter

As the year-end approaches, both Wakatobi Dive Resort and the Pelagian wish to thank all those that have visited us in 2005. On several fronts, 2005 will be remembered as one of our best years …

Starbucks in Ubud: MY OPINION by David Mendoza
Fri, 26/02/10 – 5:08 | 4 Comments
Starbucks in Ubud: MY OPINION by David Mendoza

There is a controversy raging in them tha hills of Ubud. To Starbuck or not? The expat community (those who are talking loud) are mainly against it. But not all. The Balinese probably are not …

Ubud refuses starbucks
Thu, 25/02/10 – 12:38 | No Comment
Ubud refuses starbucks

By Michaela Maria
A Starbucks is in the final stages of planning development in Ubuds most prominent position right beside the central palace. This palace is represents to many the centre of the living spirit of …

Mengening Beach, Cemagi
Thu, 25/02/10 – 10:45 | One Comment
Mengening Beach, Cemagi

Enjoying the sundown on the beach is fun and exciting. But this time I try to enjoy the moment after the sun sank. These photographs are  taken at the  Mengening beach, Bali.  Some  existing villas …

I Gusti Nyoman Lempad
Tue, 23/02/10 – 14:57 | 2 Comments
I Gusti Nyoman Lempad

Title : The Dagger Attack On Rangda
Artist : I Gusti Nyoman Lempad
Media : Ink and tempera on papper
Size : 24 x 33 cm
Year : 1939s
Courtesy : Neka Art Museum
I Gusti Nyoman Lempad might …

Tanah Lot Overview
Tue, 23/02/10 – 14:23 | One Comment
Tanah Lot Overview

Situated on the southwest coast of Bali, around 45 minutes drive from tourist areas of Kuta, Legian and Seminyak, Tanah Lot is a very popular tourist destination especially in the late of afternoon or before …

Jimbaran Overview
Fri, 19/02/10 – 14:03 | One Comment
Jimbaran Overview

Situated just 10-minute drive south of the airport and Kuta beach, Jimbaran is a tourist magnet especially for those who want to enjoy a stunning sunset and a pleasant white sand beach. Before the advent …

What to do in Bedugul
Thu, 18/02/10 – 9:11 | No Comment
What to do in Bedugul

As a favorite place for pending weekend, Bedugul offer many interesting activities to spend the leisure time. The activities range from sightseeing around the lake to exploring the forest, from visiting beautiful lake temple to …

What to do in Pemuteran
Wed, 17/02/10 – 9:54 | No Comment
What to do in Pemuteran

An exciting day is easy to get when you spend your day in Pemuteran. Many activities are available whether it is right above the ground or deep down in the sea, from scenic walk along …

Pemuteran
Tue, 16/02/10 – 9:02 | No Comment
Pemuteran

Located in the northwest of Bali, Pemuteran is a coastal area including to the edge Bali Barat National Park. Pemuteran is a small laid-back village with extreme natural beauty and has become increasingly popular with …

Happy Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day
Sat, 13/02/10 – 13:22 | One Comment
Happy Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day

Chinese New Year will be coming up on 14th February 2010, which is the same day as Valentine’s Day Chinese New Year starts with the New Moon on the first day of the New Year …