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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Lumbung: From Storing Rice to Housing Tourists
Tue, 16/09/08 – 14:57 | No Comment
Lumbung: From Storing Rice to Housing Tourists

Lumbung or Balinese rice barn is a Balinese traditional architecture that is used by Balinese to store rice after the harvest, nowadays, is quite hard to be found in the agricultural areas of Bali but …

Prana Spa
Mon, 15/09/08 – 13:20 | 7 Comments
Prana Spa

“Spa” is one of magic words for the travelers who spend their holiday in Bali. And Prana Spa understands this very well; this award-winning spa establishment transforms their treatments into wonderful experiences and gives a …

Bali Offers The Ultimate in Honeymoon Pleasure
Sat, 13/09/08 – 7:54 | No Comment
Bali Offers The Ultimate in Honeymoon Pleasure

Imagine a land of endless summer, where ocean breezes rustle through the coconut palms …

Temple for Traders and Businessmen
Fri, 12/09/08 – 15:55 | 2 Comments
Temple for Traders and Businessmen

If the government and private company officials has Kerta Kawat temple a place for requesting advancement in career, then the traders and businessmen has Melanting temple for requesting prosperity and good luck.

As a matter of …

Kerta Kawat Temple
Thu, 11/09/08 – 14:09 | No Comment
Kerta Kawat Temple

Among thousands of temples in Bali, there are few functional temples which each has a special relationship with particular a profession such as Kerta Kawat temple that is located in Banyupoh village, Gerogak district, Buleleng …

Social Functions of Balinese Traditional Performing Arts
Wed, 10/09/08 – 17:01 | 2 Comments
Social Functions of Balinese Traditional Performing Arts

Here is an interesting article in relation with the social function of traditional of Balinese performing art. This interesting article is an excerpt that is taken from a paper entitled “Creating Modern Traditions in Balinese …

Traders of Kuta Beach
Mon, 8/09/08 – 11:38 | No Comment
Traders of Kuta Beach

Tourism surely attracts people to work in that field. They vie for many kinds of jobs from a luxurious provider services to the modest class services. But the last are often despised by others.
As what …

Lingsar Temple
Fri, 5/09/08 – 15:00 | One Comment
Lingsar Temple

Lingsar temple, at first glance, resembles any other Hindu temple in Bali and Lombok but if we take a closer look and find some information in relation with this temple, we will find that Lingsar …

Meru Temple
Thu, 4/09/08 – 15:12 | No Comment
Meru Temple

The second largest city in Lombok, Cakranegara houses an important temple for Hindu follower in Lombok. This architecture beauty is a remnant of the Karangasem Kingdom of Bali, when it ruled Lombok in the past. …

Narmada Water Garden
Wed, 3/09/08 – 12:01 | One Comment
Narmada Water Garden

Located just 11 km east of Mataram, Taman Narmada is a beautiful water garden which was constructed by the King of Mataram in 1805 as a replica of the summit of Mount Rinjani and its …

Kuningan Celebration and New Balinese Temple in Hamburg
Tue, 2/09/08 – 15:04 | One Comment
Kuningan Celebration and New Balinese Temple in Hamburg

On August 30th 2008, Balinese celebrated Kuningan holiday, a holiday to pay homage to ancestral spirits as they return to heaven after dwelling on earth for an extended period. However, on that day Kuningan holiday …

Motorcycle and Identity
Mon, 1/09/08 – 17:21 | 6 Comments
Motorcycle and Identity

Motorcycle or motorbike in Bali is not just the most popular means of transportation, but also become a part of identity for its rider especially in the rural areas. These phenomenons happen due to the …

Wedding at Discovery Kartika Plaza
Sun, 31/08/08 – 8:09 | No Comment
Wedding at Discovery Kartika Plaza

Wedding in Bali is not a dream. Discovery Kartika Plaza …

Bali, The Island of Thousands Motorcycles
Thu, 28/08/08 – 16:31 | One Comment
Bali, The Island of Thousands Motorcycles

The island of Bali has been called the Island of thousands temples but nowadays, Bali is not just teemed with temples but also with motorcycles. Motorcycles practically everywhere on this 5,500 square kilometer island. You …

Tourism Property Development in Bali
Wed, 27/08/08 – 19:54 | 2 Comments
Tourism Property Development in Bali

“As fast as paradise seduces tourist, tourist reduces paradise”, this sentence is not just a mere slogan but if we take look of what happen in Bali nowadays; it becomes truism. In the name for …

Through the Eyes of Researcher: Gender in Bali
Tue, 26/08/08 – 22:44 | No Comment
Through the Eyes of Researcher: Gender in Bali

Here is an interesting excerpt about gender in Balinese society taken from an article written by Ana Dragojlovic entitled Performing Balinese Femininity in Migration. Without further ado here is the excerpt

The scholarship on gender in …

The Santosa Villas & Resort, Senggigi Lombok
Mon, 25/08/08 – 14:50 | 2 Comments
The Santosa Villas & Resort, Senggigi Lombok

The Santosa Villas & Resort is the new brand of hotel in East Indonesia, located at Senggigi-Lombok. After the re-branding, The Santosa Villas & Resort re-born with the new image and concept. We are …

Sade Traditonal Village
Mon, 25/08/08 – 12:16 | One Comment
Sade Traditonal Village

The island of Lombok, which lies next to Bali, is not just blessed with beautiful beaches and unspoiled natural panoramas but also rich in traditional culture; and the most popular icon of Lombok’s culture (even …

Kuta Sidewalk Festival 2008
Sun, 24/08/08 – 10:47 | One Comment
Kuta Sidewalk Festival 2008

Independence Day of a country is always celebrated in different ways. In Indonesia, people celebrate the Independence Day which fall on 17th of August by holding various events to entertain people. Climbing slippery pole to …

Sindang Gila Waterfall
Fri, 22/08/08 – 15:44 | One Comment
Sindang Gila Waterfall

If you happen to take a vacation in the island of Lombok don’t miss the Sindang (Sendang) Gila waterfall. The Sindang Gila waterfall is located in Senaru Village around 2,5 hours drive from Mataram …

Sukarare, Lombok
Tue, 19/08/08 – 18:53 | No Comment
Sukarare, Lombok

Sukarare
This is a village of traditional weavers south of Cakranegara, Lombok known for its brightly patterned songket cloth. The techniques, …

The Banjar Suka Duka in the Netherlands
Sat, 16/08/08 – 16:59 | Comments Off on The Banjar Suka Duka in the Netherlands
The Banjar Suka Duka in the Netherlands

Here is an interesting excerpt about Balinese and Balinese community in Netherlands taken from an article written by Ana Dragojlovic entitled Performing Balinese Femininity in Migration. Without further ado here is the excerpt
Banjar …

Gili Trawangan, Lombok
Fri, 15/08/08 – 16:43 | No Comment
Gili Trawangan, Lombok

Gili Trawangan is the largest of three Lombok’s Gili Islands (Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air) and is the only one to rise significantly above sea level. It is 3 km long and 2 …

Makepung (Buffalo Race)
Thu, 14/08/08 – 18:07 | No Comment
Makepung (Buffalo Race)

On Sunday, 10th August 2008, hundreds of people people thronged Babakan field, Kaliakah village, last Sunday. Some people screamed cheering when two couples of buffalo started to run. On the other side, the other …

Seminyak Friday Market
Wed, 13/08/08 – 17:08 | 2 Comments
Seminyak Friday Market

We are proud to present the new Seminyak Friday Market, taking place every Friday from 9 am to 2 pm in a convivial courtyard setting right in the heart of Semiyak (parking space will also …

Public Transportation in Lombok
Tue, 12/08/08 – 19:52 | No Comment
Public Transportation in Lombok

Public transportations in Lombok Island especially in the rural areas are quite an exception for the foreign travelers who are used to safe and comfort public transportation to see or use.

Senggigi Beach
Mon, 11/08/08 – 20:30 | 2 Comments
Senggigi Beach

When you make a trip to Lombok, the word “Senggigi” may be one of few frequent words you will hear. Senggigi is a coastal area with a 10 kilometer-beautiful beach stretch along the coastal road …

Baris Jangkang: A Baris Dance From Nusa Penida
Sun, 10/08/08 – 5:16 | One Comment
Baris Jangkang: A Baris Dance From Nusa Penida

Bali is a paradise for them, who want to enjoy traditional dances, since Bali has various traditional dances to be enjoyed. From sacred dances to social dances or from male dances to female all are …

The Pottery of Banyumulek Village
Sat, 9/08/08 – 13:06 | No Comment
The Pottery of Banyumulek Village

Row of art shops selling pottery is the first sight that you will see when visiting Banyumelek Village. This pottery-making village is situated in West Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB). Banyumelek village is a …

Wiwaha Chapel
Fri, 8/08/08 – 18:20 | 2 Comments
Wiwaha Chapel

Wiwaha unique designed celebration room, a see-trough glass aisle with 180 degree Indian Ocean view. With seating for up to 40 people inside, full air-conditioning, stand privately on a hill top of the peninsula only …

The Kuta Beach of Lombok
Fri, 8/08/08 – 12:33 | 6 Comments
The Kuta Beach of Lombok

The word “Kuta” is not just a name for a beautiful beach in Bali, but also the name for equally beautiful beach in Lombok Island in West Nusa Tenggara province. Kuta beach of Lombok is …

Through the Eyes of Researcher: The Impact of Tourism on Balinese Culture
Wed, 6/08/08 – 16:58 | No Comment
Through the Eyes of Researcher: The Impact of Tourism on Balinese Culture

Here is an interesting article on the impact of tourism on Balinese culture, written by Stephanie A. Thullen. This article is apart of her writing entitled “Tourism and its Impacts on the Environment”

Even more than …

People call it Crystal bay
Tue, 5/08/08 – 17:29 | No Comment
People call it Crystal bay

If you are looking for a pristine beach then do not stuck on island of Bali only. You can go to the southeast of Bali and find another island which belongs to the province of …

Dr. Anak Agung Made Djelantik’s Memorial
Mon, 4/08/08 – 12:06 | No Comment
Dr. Anak Agung Made Djelantik’s Memorial

On Saturday, 2nd August 2008, a memorial ceremony was held in Ujung Water Palace as a tribute to the late Dr. Anak Agung Made Djelantik; son of the last king of Karangasem, founder of Walter …

TIRTHA ULUWATU WEDDING PACKAGE
Sat, 2/08/08 – 12:01 | 3 Comments
TIRTHA ULUWATU WEDDING PACKAGE

Your wedding day is a moment so precious, only the finest location will meet the occasion. Set high on the cliffs of Southern Bali, with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, Tirtha Uluwatu …

A Gambuh Performance in Cristina Wistari Formaggia’s Memorial
Fri, 1/08/08 – 13:24 | No Comment
A Gambuh Performance in Cristina Wistari Formaggia’s Memorial

On Wednesday, 7/30/08, a memorial ceremony to commemorate the late Cristina Wistari Formaggia, 62, a great dancer and key person behind the Gambuh Preservation Project in Batuan, at her home behind the Ibah Hotel in …

Coldest Month in Bali
Thu, 31/07/08 – 19:28 | No Comment
Coldest Month in Bali

Yesterday, a friend of mine complained that the temperature in the morning is lower than other month and it makes him quite reluctant to take his morning bath. So I give my best shot to …

Reincarnation and Balinese
Wed, 30/07/08 – 16:15 | No Comment
Reincarnation and Balinese

A good name is not the only thing to find or determine by the parents when a baby is born into a Balinese family, they also have to find out which ancestor is reincarnated into …

Lake View of Tamblingan and Buyan
Sun, 27/07/08 – 10:44 | No Comment
Lake View of Tamblingan and Buyan

Bali is noted for the beauty and variety of the landscapes from coastal lowland to the exhilarating high mountain lakes, barren limestone plateaus to thick monsoon forests. A west-to-east volcanic chain divides the …

Klepon : A Surprising Snack
Fri, 25/07/08 – 16:09 | No Comment
Klepon : A Surprising Snack

“Apa anak cerik ngemu getih?” What is a child holding blood in his/her mouth?
This is one of Balinese simile in the form of a question which is taught for elementary students named Cecimpedan. Actually, Cecimpedan …