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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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Ramayana Performance Hanoman Obong at Nusa Dua Fiesta 2008
Thu, 16/10/08 – 17:02 | 3 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 …

Batam Food Festival 2008
Mon, 6/10/08 – 13:55 | One Comment
Batam Food Festival 2008

BATAM FOOD FESTIVAL 2008

Have You been ‘thinking’ of your hometown food lately?
Ever missed your ‘hometown’ cook?
This is an easy-solving thing; Go to Batam!!

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 …

Spa on Bali
Sat, 27/09/08 – 13:48 | 2 Comments
Spa on Bali

Text: Ann Bouwma
Photography: Roy Tee

“Now you feel queen” Rubbing and scrubbing on Bali

As a holiday paradise Bali is known for its beach life, Hindu culture and rice fields. Now spa is on the …

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 …

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 …

Tanah Lot Spectacular 2008
Sat, 13/09/08 – 6:31 | 4 Comments
Tanah Lot Spectacular 2008

Tanah Lot is full of surprises. It has always been offering attractive event every years. Following the success of run 10K, kite festival, colossal kecak dance, colossal tektekan and okokan, and many other mega-events in …

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 …