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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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How to Find Free Traditional Dance and Drama Performance
Thu, 30/10/08 – 11:08 | 2 Comments
How to Find Free Traditional Dance and Drama Performance

There are lot of dances and drama performances that you can enjoy in Bali, if you just know where and when they are staged. The best way to find a free traditional dance or drama …

Vacation a la Balinese
Wed, 29/10/08 – 15:32 | No Comment
Vacation a la Balinese

Each month, thousands of people from every corner of the world come to Bali to spend their holidays. Bali and vacation seems to be two inseparable things but then some interesting question arise “do Balinese …

Unclean Spiritually = A Prohibition to Pray?
Tue, 28/10/08 – 17:17 | No Comment
Unclean Spiritually = A Prohibition to Pray?

“Cuntaka” is a terminology that creates a wide variety of responds among the Balinese. Cuntaka is the time when Balinese are considered unclean spiritually so they are not allowed to go to Pura (Hindu’s temple) …

Farewell Note for 1st Asian Beach Games 2008
Mon, 27/10/08 – 15:35 | No Comment
Farewell Note for 1st Asian Beach Games 2008

Yesterday, 10/26/2008, the 1st Asian Beach Games 2008 was finally concluded. The athletes and officials have done their very best to win the medal. The volunteers have worked hard to ensure the success of this …

New Balinese Temple in Belgium
Sat, 25/10/08 – 11:30 | 6 Comments
New Balinese Temple in Belgium

A good news for Balinese came from Belgium; a new Balinese Hindu temple is established in Paradisio Parc, Belgium. This new temple was established in a 55-ha bird park by Eric Domb, a Belgian who …

Through the Eyes of Researcher: Gender Identity in Bali
Fri, 24/10/08 – 14:29 | No Comment
Through the Eyes of Researcher: Gender Identity in Bali

Here is an excerpt taken from paper written by Helen Creese, entitled “Reading the Bali Post: Women and Representation in Post-Suharto Bali”. This excerpt discuss about Gender Identity in Bali.

The ongoing task of reshaping contemporary …

A Rambling Thought: The Natives of Paradise
Thu, 23/10/08 – 15:40 | No Comment
A Rambling Thought: The Natives of Paradise

The worst thing for being the natives of paradise is that we may never realize that we are living in the paradise until we walk outside the paradise and see it from the other side. …

Mepantigan: Balinese Traditional Martial Art
Wed, 22/10/08 – 14:21 | 2 Comments
Mepantigan: Balinese Traditional Martial Art

Two men, standing on the white sand of Kuta beach, facing each other, tried to find an opening in each other stance and movements while keeping smiles on their faces. Then suddenly they charged each …

Pre-Wedding Photo-shot at Ujung Water Palace
Tue, 21/10/08 – 15:36 | One Comment
Pre-Wedding Photo-shot at Ujung Water Palace

Finding a good spot in Bali for your pre-wedding shot is sometime turned into a beautiful trip across the island since there are so many beautiful places for pre wedding shot scattered across the island. …

Traditional Dances outside Bali
Mon, 20/10/08 – 15:22 | No Comment
Traditional Dances outside Bali

Beautiful traditional dance and musical performances can not just be found in Bali but also in other areas across the archipelago. This was the message that was conveyed by eleven dance troupes that came from …

Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem
Sun, 19/10/08 – 7:14 | No Comment
Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem

Balinese are familiar with a famous name of Ida Bagus Mantra; a man who had done so many things in order to preserve Balinese art and culture during 1978-1988. Yet Mantra is not the only …

Chapel of Love at The Ritz-Carlton
Sat, 18/10/08 – 7:00 | No Comment
Chapel of Love at The Ritz-Carlton

A wedding at The Ritz-Carlton sets a new standard in romantic elegance. From bridal showers at afternoon tea to martini nights for bachelor parties, we offer the most comprehensive wedding services and specialize in creating …

Through the Eyes of Researcher: Balineseness
Fri, 17/10/08 – 17:38 | No Comment
Through the Eyes of Researcher: Balineseness

Here is an excerpt taken from thesis written by Pamela Allen and Carmencita Palermo, entitled “Ajeg Bali: Multiple Meanings, Diverse Agendas”. This excerpt discuss about Balinese identity or “Balineseness” as the author put it.
Much …

Wedding at Ocean Blue Hotel and Villa
Fri, 17/10/08 – 14:22 | No Comment
Wedding at Ocean Blue Hotel and Villa

Embarking on a lifelong journey of love and commitment, it should be a day to remember. A fully customizable wedding package for your big day. Tell us your dream vision and we will make it …

Ramayana Performance Hanoman Obong at Nusa Dua Fiesta 2008
Thu, 16/10/08 – 17:02 | 2 Comments
Ramayana Performance Hanoman Obong at Nusa Dua Fiesta 2008

Many traditional art performers from various parts of Indonesia gave their best performance in Nusa Dua Fiesta 2008. One of the 5-star performances in Nusa Dua Fiesta 2008 was Ramayana Performance Hanoman Obong performed by …

Marriage Problems in Bali
Wed, 15/10/08 – 14:53 | One Comment
Marriage Problems in Bali

For Balinese, a marriage in Bali is not just a union of two individual but also a passing of the baton religious and social responsibilities from father to son. Son inherits everything, wealth, debt, religious …

Tonight is a Special Night
Tue, 14/10/08 – 15:10 | One Comment
Tonight is a Special Night

Tonight is a special moment for the visitors, who come to Bali to enjoy or to study the culture of paradise island of Bali, since many temple ceremonies all over the paradise island of Bali …

Inter-caste Marriage in Bali
Mon, 13/10/08 – 12:54 | 3 Comments
Inter-caste Marriage in Bali

For Balinese, get marry and have children are obligatory, as what have been explained in Jaratkaru story (see the article). Someone must have suputra (good children) in order to expiate their parent’s sin. However, …

The Opening of Nusa Dua Fiesta 2008
Sun, 12/10/08 – 7:14 | No Comment
The Opening of Nusa Dua Fiesta 2008

From 10 to 14 October 2008, the Bali Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC) is again holding the annual Nusa Dua Fiesta at the Peninsula, Nusa Dua, Bali, the same venue that hosted the Climate Change conference …

The Sacred and Rare Baris Cina Dance at Petitenget Temple
Fri, 10/10/08 – 11:25 | One Comment
The Sacred and Rare Baris Cina Dance at Petitenget Temple

The unique and rare sacred dance, Baris Cina was performed at the anniversary of Petitenget Temple, Wednesday, October 8, 2008 in Kerobokan. It was quite a surprise for me since I thought that Baris Cina …

Chinese Coin and Balinese Culture and Religion
Thu, 9/10/08 – 16:46 | No Comment
Chinese Coin and Balinese Culture and Religion

Here is an interesting excerpt from a paper, which is entitled Revaluing Uang Kepeng as a Medium of Local Exchange in Bali, written by Stephen De Meulenaere, an Asia Coordinator of Strohalm Foundation for Integrated …

It’s Spring Now in Bali
Wed, 8/10/08 – 17:04 | No Comment
It’s Spring Now in Bali

It’s spring now in Bali, when October comes and rain begin to pour down then it is just a matter of time you will see the blooming flowers here in in the paradise island of …

The Tale of Jaratkaru
Tue, 7/10/08 – 11:26 | One Comment
The Tale of Jaratkaru

A long time ago, a great hermit named Jaratkaru lived. He did lot of goodness. He was a good hermit since he never forgot about his responsibility as a hermit. Alas, he was too firm …

St. Regis Bali Wedding – The Cloud Nine Chapel
Sun, 5/10/08 – 0:00 | No Comment
St. Regis Bali Wedding – The Cloud Nine Chapel

With its stunning beachfront location, the Cloud Nine Chapel is more than a venue for weddings.  It is also the perfect choice for a variety of social events, including a celebratory lunch of up to …

This October in Bali
Sat, 4/10/08 – 7:26 | No Comment
This October in Bali

Bali, this October, is full with carnival and festivities, range from literary festival to beach sports competitions. Three major events will be held in Bali this October, 1st Asian Beach Games, Nusa Dua Fiesta, and …

Tumpek Krulut
Sat, 4/10/08 – 0:00 | 2 Comments
Tumpek Krulut

Today, Balinese celebrate a holyday for musical instrument. Musical instruments are sacred items for the Balinese, and a special day, known as Tumpek Krulut is dedicated for all musical instruments, mask, and other tool for …

The Diamond Bali, Sanur
Fri, 3/10/08 – 17:44 | No Comment
The Diamond Bali, Sanur

The Diamond Wedding Pavilion located in Sanur Area, clean beach front and well known as the beach of sunrise. With the beautiful design, elegant concept and situated on the tropical garden, the diamond pavilion accepted …

Chinese Coin and Its History in Bali
Thu, 2/10/08 – 16:45 | One Comment
Chinese Coin and Its History in Bali

Here is an interesting excerpt from a paper, which is entitled Revaluing Uang Kepeng as a Medium of Local Exchange in Bali, written by Stephen DeMeulenaere, an Asia Coordinator of Strohalm Foundation for Integrated …

A Sad News from Bali
Wed, 1/10/08 – 12:00 | No Comment
A Sad News from Bali

Kak Wayan Konolan, one of the greatest masters of gender wayang from Banjar Kayumas kaja Denpasar passed away last night. He was also known as the father of great musicians, Pk.Wayan Suweca, Pk.Nyoman Sudarna, Bu …

Hottest Issue in Bali
Mon, 29/09/08 – 16:07 | One Comment
Hottest Issue in Bali

Balinese NGOs and Parisada (Priest Association) are on their edge on issue on the sacred area of Uluwatu temple. The emergence of villas in the sacred area around Uluwatu temple which violate the Bhisama (edict …

Balinese People Struggle Monument (Bajra Sandi)
Sun, 28/09/08 – 16:15 | No Comment
Balinese People Struggle Monument (Bajra Sandi)

A hidden wonderful place has been found, in the heart of Denpasar; it stands firmly on the center of a very wide green yard. No one will expect amazing spectacles inside of this monument. Balinese …

A Balinese Way in Expressing Love to the Parents
Fri, 26/09/08 – 15:20 | One Comment
A Balinese Way in Expressing Love to the Parents

Each culture in the world has its own way on showing one’s love to his parents, and Balinese of course have some unique way to express their love to their parents, one of them is …

Through the Eyes of Researcher: Healers in Bali
Thu, 25/09/08 – 17:34 | One Comment
Through the Eyes of Researcher: Healers in Bali

Here is an interesting paper on healers in Bali that is written Hoyt Edge. The paper is entitled “Healers in Bali”.

Healers in Bali are a good example of practitioners of magico-medical knowledge. Their medical …

Balinese’s View on Pregnancy
Wed, 24/09/08 – 14:28 | One Comment
Balinese’s View on Pregnancy

Pregnancy is always a delicate case for Balinese, many superstitions or myths in relation with pregnancy still prevail in Balinese culture and widely believe by Balinese. Moreover Balinese believe that pregnancy period is a vulnerable …

Walking and Balinese
Tue, 23/09/08 – 13:48 | No Comment
Walking and Balinese

Nowadays, in Bali, walking has become an exclusive activity that mostly done by foreigners or peddlers. In the last few decades less and less Balinese walk to their destination. We prefer to ride our motorcycle …

Pindekan: Traditional Balinese Propeller
Mon, 22/09/08 – 16:28 | No Comment
Pindekan: Traditional Balinese Propeller

Remembering childhood pastimes is one of my favorite activity since it always be able to make me smile. Among my childhood pastimes, making a propeller (pindekan) is one my favorite pastimes since every time I …

Labuan Sait Beach
Sat, 20/09/08 – 15:45 | No Comment
Labuan Sait Beach

Indeed, Bali is an area where beautiful beaches can easily be found. The most famous beach is Kuta. Thus Kuta is flocked by many tourists. This causes for some people Kuta become not so comfortable …

St. Regis Bali Resort, Nusa dua
Fri, 19/09/08 – 15:20 | 2 Comments
St. Regis Bali Resort, Nusa dua

Bali is a land of lush forests, tropical climate, and pristine beaches touched by the warm Indian Ocean. Volcanoes tower over the island landscape, rising above clouds and rice fields to form intricate patterns on …

Through the Eyes of Researcher: Balinese Household
Thu, 18/09/08 – 18:46 | No Comment
Through the Eyes of Researcher: Balinese Household

Here is an interesting excerpt on Balinese Household that is taken from Ayami Nakatani’s Paper entitled “Private or Public? : Defining Female Roles in the Balinese Ritual Domain”.
Apart from communal temples, public offices, schools and …

Chill: A New Approach to to Reflexology and Acupressure
Wed, 17/09/08 – 14:45 | 3 Comments
Chill: A New Approach to to Reflexology and Acupressure

When it comes to reflexology and acupressure, Chill surely takes a new approach on these arts. Located on Jl. Kunti Seminyak, near Periplus and Bali Deli, Chill is easily mistaken for the latest lounge bar …