Land for sale at Balangan Beach, Jimbaran Bali
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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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Melasti Beach Resort
Mon, 9/11/09 – 15:01 | No Comment
Melasti Beach Resort

Thank you so much for selecting Melasti Beach Resort as your home away from home. The Balinese friendliness and hospitality of the staff will ensure your stay is a memorable one. Bali is one of …

Ma Joly Restaurant and Lounge
Sun, 8/11/09 – 12:00 | One Comment
Ma Joly Restaurant and Lounge

Our elegant beachside restaurant, serves a fine selection of world-class French and International cuisine, as well as the freshest fish from Jimbaran Bay.

West Bali National Park
Thu, 5/11/09 – 3:42 | 5 Comments
West Bali National Park

The West Bali National Park, established in 1941, covers 77,000 hectares of wooded slopes, savannah, rainforest, monsoon forest, mangrove swamp and coastal flats, and is the only remaining natural habitat of the endangered jalak putih, …

New Kuta Golf
Tue, 3/11/09 – 16:35 | No Comment
New Kuta Golf

Nestled on the cliffs of Bali’s Bukit Peninsula New Kuta Golf offers panoramic view of vast Indian Ocean’s  rolling blue surf and of course Ronald Freeman-designed eighty-five hectare eighteen hole golf course. Ranked among Asia’s …

Bali International Convention Centre
Tue, 3/11/09 – 4:41 | One Comment
Bali International Convention Centre

Developed as a luxury resort complex in the southern-most tip of Bali, Nusa Dua is home to the island’s most luxurious hotel and resort accommodation and conference facilities. Located in a secluded enclave with access …

The Complete Guide for Driving in Bali
Mon, 2/11/09 – 5:00 | 5 Comments
The Complete Guide for Driving in Bali

When there is a temple ceremony, half of the road will be occupied for ceremonial purpose. Be patience. Use the opportunity for taking a picture or two.
On foot ceremonial procession will slow you down. Again, …

Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions
Fri, 30/10/09 – 6:35 | One Comment
Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions

Former Wimbledon finalist Marion Bartoli, Australian number one Samantha Stosur and US Open semi-finalist Yanina Wickmayer top the list of entries for the inaugural Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions next week. In addition, wild cards …

Canggu Club
Mon, 26/10/09 – 10:00 | One Comment
Canggu Club

The Canggu Club is Bali’s premier private members club and is set on a sprawling 4 hectare estate amongst the emerald rice fields of Canggu, just ten minutes north of Seminyak. With a large Colonial …

Ngelawang Barong (Door to Door Exorcism)
Sun, 25/10/09 – 11:26 | One Comment
Ngelawang Barong (Door to Door Exorcism)

The word “ngelawang” in traditional art context is equivalent to “door to door art performance”. In the beginning of 19th door to door mask performance was an everyday spectacle. But since the beginning of 20th …

Julia Roberts – Eat Pray Love
Sun, 25/10/09 – 0:00 | One Comment
Julia Roberts – Eat Pray Love

Hollywood actress Julia Roberts acting in Art market Ubud, Gianyar, Bali. She act  shopped and saw Melanting Temple located in this traditional market.

Protest on “Eat, Pray, Love”
Thu, 22/10/09 – 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, …

MÉTIS CALLS PETITENGET HOME, WELCOMES GUESTS TO SENSORY DINING EXPERIENCE IN BALI
Tue, 20/10/09 – 14:52 | 4 Comments
MÉTIS CALLS PETITENGET HOME, WELCOMES GUESTS TO SENSORY DINING EXPERIENCE IN BALI

Chef Owner Nicolas “Doudou” Tourneville Leads World‐Class Team of Pioneering Chefs
BALI, INDONESIA (OCTOBER 19, 2009) – Today, the highly-anticipated MÉTIS Restaurant and Gallery welcomes guests to enjoy an entirely sensory dining experience borne of the …

Kalima (fifth month): Autumn Season in Bali
Mon, 19/10/09 – 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 …

Amazing Wedding at Karma Kandara
Fri, 16/10/09 – 6:19 | 2 Comments
Amazing Wedding at Karma Kandara

Karma Kandara Resort offers some of the most romantic settings imaginable in which to share your wedding nuptials on the island of Bali. There is Karma Kandara’s private beach club, Nammos, set on a crescent …

Behind Galungan Holyday
Wed, 14/10/09 – 0:00 | 4 Comments
Behind Galungan Holyday

On Wednesday, Balinese celebrated Galungan Holyday, a holyday to commemorate the victory of Dharma (virtue) over Adharma (evil). This holyday is considered the pinnacle of Balinese struggle to subdue the negative force of evil, and …

Nusa Dua Fiesta 2009
Mon, 12/10/09 – 7:53 | One Comment
Nusa Dua Fiesta 2009

NUSA DUA: Hotel and restaurant owners in Nusa Dua from the Bali Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC) will hold the annual art and culture event, Nusa Dua Fiesta, from Oct. 17 to 21.

Maha Bandhana Prasadha: The Apex of Denpasar’s Art and Cultural Events
Fri, 9/10/09 – 12:01 | No Comment
Maha Bandhana Prasadha: The Apex of Denpasar’s Art and Cultural Events

Denpasar Municipality holds a grand cultural event entitled Maha Bandana Prasadha. This cultural event is held at Puputan Badung square, from 8th – 10th of Oktober 2009. This event comprises of classical art performances …

Good Death from Balinese Point of View
Thu, 8/10/09 – 16:24 | No Comment
Good Death from Balinese Point of View

Every culture on the face of the globe has its own view on death, and sometimes it even goes further to define what kind of death that can be called a good death; the manner …

Ubud festival for writers, readers begins
Thu, 8/10/09 – 7:36 | One Comment
Ubud festival for writers, readers begins

The Jakarta Post ,  Ubud, Bali
More than 80 writers from 23 countries will again bring their inspiring ideas and voices to the annual Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, to be officially opened at the Ubud Royal …

Tipat Bantal War at Kapal Village
Wed, 7/10/09 – 8:32 | No Comment
Tipat Bantal War at Kapal Village

Monday, October 5, 2009, the inhabitants of Kapal village held The Aci Rah Pengangon ritual, known by local people as Perang Tipat‐Bantal or The Tipat Bantal War. This ritual is preceded with collective praying by …

Pekenan Lais Maseluk: A Traditional Market with a New Look
Mon, 5/10/09 – 11:17 | One Comment
Pekenan Lais Maseluk: A Traditional Market with a New Look

If you want to find cheap traditional Balinese food and snacks as well as fruits, local handicraft, clothes, traditional entertainment and new experiences, then “Pekenan Lais Meseluk” is the event you must visit. Pekenan Lais …

Bali’s restaurants among Asia’s top 10
Sat, 3/10/09 – 5:00 | One Comment
Bali’s restaurants among Asia’s top 10

Stevie Emilia , The Jakarta Post , Jakarta
Bali has two entries in the list of Asia’s top 10 restaurants in an international fine food guide released Wednesday, confirming …

Balinese Textiles
Thu, 1/10/09 – 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 …

Tipat – Bantal War / Aci Rah Pengangon
Thu, 1/10/09 – 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 …

Yuyun Ismawati: Heroes of the Environment 2009
Wed, 30/09/09 – 8:36 | One Comment
Yuyun Ismawati: Heroes of the Environment 2009

Tourists returning from the Indonesian vacation isle of Bali carry home memories of green rice paddies, pounding surf and colorful Hindu ceremonies. What they leave behind is more alarming: an average of 11 lb. (5 …

Food Festival at Kuta Carnival 2009
Mon, 28/09/09 – 17:05 | No Comment
Food Festival at Kuta Carnival 2009

The last two days of Kuta Carnival were marked with a culinary festival that catered more than 30,000 visitors. Dozens of noted restaurants and cafes located around the Kuta region, such as Queen Tandoor, Papas …

Eat, Pray, Love
Sun, 27/09/09 – 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 …

Rainy Season = Wedding Season
Fri, 25/09/09 – 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 …

Sanghyang Jaran Dance
Tue, 22/09/09 – 14:52 | 3 Comments
Sanghyang Jaran Dance

Sanghyang Jaran is a kind of trance dance in which the entranced dancers imitate the the movement of soldier on horseback. It is said that in Sanghyang Jaran dance, the dancers are possessed by ancestral …

Holding a Royal Balinese Wedding
Mon, 21/09/09 – 16:42 | One Comment
Holding a Royal Balinese Wedding

Royal Balinese Wedding which is usually held by princes and princes of ksatrya caste of Bali is always a spectacular event. The royal Balinese wedding reflects the prestige of the royal family, so the bigger …

‘Puputan Badung’ – The Suicidal Demise of a Kingdom
Sun, 20/09/09 – 7:00 | 2 Comments
‘Puputan Badung’ – The Suicidal Demise of a Kingdom

On 20th September 2006, the island of Bali will celebrate the 100th anniversary of a tragic event with great historical significance. This date commemorates the bloody suicidal battle led by the King of Denpasar …

Instruction for the Trees: Tumpek Wariga
Sat, 19/09/09 – 0:01 | No Comment
Instruction for the Trees: Tumpek Wariga

Today, 19/09/09, Balinese celebrate the birthday of the trees. This holiday is called Tumpek Wariga or Tumpek Pengarah. There are a lot some articles in this blog which describe how Balinese express their gratitude to …

Kuta Karnival returns
Fri, 18/09/09 – 12:58 | No Comment
Kuta Karnival returns

Kuta Karnival returns
from 19 until 27 September 2009

Om Swastiastu

The communities of Kuta, Legian dan Seminyak especially, and Bali and Indonesia in general, work hand in hand together once again to show care and …

The Origin of Kasodo Ceremony
Thu, 17/09/09 – 16:36 | No Comment
The Origin of Kasodo Ceremony

The legend has it, at the end of 15th century; the Kingdom of Majapahit was in its final hours due to rapid expanding of Islam, there was chaos everywhere. The Princess Roro Anteng and her …

Kasodo Ceremony at Mount Bromo
Wed, 16/09/09 – 11:30 | 2 Comments
Kasodo Ceremony at Mount Bromo

Once a year, Tengger community round Bromo-Tengger National Park, holds Kasodo ceremony, this year it fell on Sunday, September 6, 2009, but the preparation of the series of the ceremony had been started on Friday, …

Widodaren Cave, East Java
Tue, 15/09/09 – 7:21 | 4 Comments
Widodaren Cave, East Java

For those who are looking for a spiritual site which also offers stunning natural beauty Bromo-Tenger Nasional Park, Widodaren cave is an excellent choice. To reach this cave you can rent a jeep or horse …

New Kuta Golf Course Bali
Fri, 11/09/09 – 6:09 | 4 Comments
New Kuta Golf Course Bali

The unveiling of a natural masterpiece with a world of experience between Golfplan Ronald Fream, David Dale & Kevin Ramsey, USA. Has been providing golf course planning and design services worldwide since 1972. Golfplan was …

Madakaripura Waterfall, East Java
Wed, 9/09/09 – 17:08 | 2 Comments
Madakaripura Waterfall, East Java

When you happen to visit Bromo or planning to visit it, make sure to include Madakaripura waterfall to your itinerary. Madakaripura waterfall is situated at the village of Sapih, in the district of Lombang, around …

Bromo’s Sunrise
Mon, 7/09/09 – 16:18 | No Comment
Bromo’s Sunrise

Sunrise at Bromo Before we get to Bromo’s stunning sunrise, it is better to get a glimpse on Mount Bromo. Mount Bromo is only 2392 m high but the beauty of Bromo does not rest …

Joged Bumbung: A Dance for Joyful Ocassion
Sat, 5/09/09 – 16:42 | No Comment
Joged Bumbung: A Dance for Joyful Ocassion

In Bali, joyful atmosphere in a ceremony is often be built by a joged Bumbung (joged bungbung). The name joged bungbung is derived from the word joged that means “dance” – joged bungbung dancer is …