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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Mimpi Bali Dreaming Bali – Images from our past
Sat, 7/06/08 – 13:37 | 4 Comments
Mimpi Bali  Dreaming Bali – Images from our past

Maurizio Rosenberg Colorni has been searching for old Balinese photographs in museums, archives and private collections throughout Europe and Indonesia. His collection clearly reveals to us the evolution of photography in Bali. This evolution is …

Frequently Asked Questions about Gamelan
Fri, 6/06/08 – 17:24 | No Comment
Frequently Asked Questions about Gamelan

Yesterday, I did my regular browsing activity on the net and stumbled across an interesting article entitled “Frequently Asked Questions about Gamelan” in www.dcgamelan.com, a site owned by Gamelan Mitra Kusuma, which is founded in …

Kitchen and Cremation Ceremony
Thu, 5/06/08 – 21:34 | No Comment
Kitchen and Cremation Ceremony

Attending a cremation ceremony for Balinese is not just a matter showing taking a part in the cremation but also cleansing the mind and body soon after attending the cremation ceremony. When Balinese arrive at …

Balinese Farmers and the Seasons
Wed, 4/06/08 – 20:19 | 2 Comments
Balinese Farmers and the Seasons

Situated near equator, consequently, Bali has two seasons namely dry season and wet season. For centuries, Balinese have taken full advantage of these seasons especially in the field of agriculture. Agriculture in Bali depends highly …

Workforce Management a la Balinese
Tue, 3/06/08 – 19:16 | No Comment
Workforce Management a la Balinese

In Bali, almost everyday you can a find a ceremony or two are held, in an auspicious or lucky day thousands of ceremonies are held all over the islands. These ceremonies cannot just be prepared …

Balinese Rice Cakes
Mon, 2/06/08 – 17:15 | No Comment
Balinese Rice Cakes

Traditional religious ceremony in Bali can never be apart from rice products as offerings. Those can be anything that has been cooked. Two rice products that is a must for Balinese in every traditional ceremony …

Anantara Seminyak Resort & Spa
Sat, 31/05/08 – 14:01 | No Comment
Anantara Seminyak Resort & Spa

Awaken to the rustle of a sea breeze through coconut palms. Toast the world-famous Seminyak sunsets from your private balcony. Dive into fabled Balinese culture and unique island discoveries from your luxurious Bali resort outpost …

What color should I wear?
Fri, 30/05/08 – 16:54 | No Comment
What color should I wear?

What color should I wear when attending a ceremony? Sometimes, can be a tricky for a Balinese, when it comes to traditional dress for attending a ceremony, color sometimes matter. For attending temple ceremony white …

A Little Mountain of Rice called Tumpeng
Thu, 29/05/08 – 16:02 | No Comment
A Little Mountain of Rice called Tumpeng

In the paradise island of Bali, when it comes to offering (banten) for the ceremony the Balinese women holds the sway. Balinese women prepare all the offerings (banten) that is needed for the ceremony. If …

Handicraft Industry in Bali
Wed, 28/05/08 – 16:50 | 6 Comments
Handicraft Industry in Bali

The proliferation of handicraft industry in Bali, for many people is considered the side effect of tourism. It is true that when the tourism of Bali experienced its darkest moment after the first and second …

Finally, The Real Sanghyang Dedari
Mon, 26/05/08 – 16:24 | One Comment
Finally, The Real Sanghyang Dedari

Tomorrow evening, 05/27/08, the real Sanghyang dedari dance will be held in Bukit Buluh Temple, in Banjar Gunaksa (Gunaksa hamlet), Ababi village, Karangasem regency. When I say the “real Sanghyang Dedari” what I refer …

Budakeling
Sat, 24/05/08 – 13:02 | No Comment
Budakeling

Situated on a hill between Tirtagangga Water Palace and Bebandem, about 87 km to the east of Denpasar and 7 km away from Amlapura City stands the village of Budakeling overlooking the east coast of …

Nasi Ayam Kedewatan’s Mrs. Mangku in Denpasar
Thu, 22/05/08 – 16:38 | No Comment
Nasi Ayam Kedewatan’s Mrs. Mangku in Denpasar

Standing on Tukad Badung Street, Renon Denpasar is one of two franchises of Nasi Ayam Kedewatan’s Mrs. Mangku (the central of course in Kedewatan, Ubud and another franchise is in Kuta. This restaurants attracts many …

Through the Eyes of Researcher: Buddhism in Bali
Wed, 21/05/08 – 14:57 | No Comment
Through the Eyes of Researcher: Buddhism in Bali

Here is an interesting writing on Buddhism in Bali by venerable S. Dhammika. It is interesting to see the point of view of a Buddhist Monk form outside Bali on Buddhism in Bali.

Much attention has …

Trance Dance in Bali
Fri, 16/05/08 – 16:36 | One Comment
Trance Dance in Bali

People who know little about Bali, at the least know that there are dances in which men in a state of trance attack themselves with their krisses, that there are other dances in which little …

Aneka Bagus Resort and Spa
Thu, 15/05/08 – 19:06 | No Comment
Aneka Bagus Resort and Spa

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Aneka Bagus Resort and Spa is located on Pemuteran …

I Gusti Made Deblog
Thu, 15/05/08 – 16:45 | No Comment
I Gusti Made Deblog

Ubud is indisputable center of Balinese art especially for painting with its numerous talented artists and many excellent paintings. However there are artists of talent emerge outside Ubud whose style and substance appear to develop …

Through the Eyes of Researcher: “Miracle Rice” Unwittingly Destroys Bali’s Coral Reefs
Wed, 14/05/08 – 15:33 | 2 Comments
Through the Eyes of Researcher: “Miracle Rice” Unwittingly Destroys Bali’s Coral Reefs

Here is an interesting phenomena of the interconnection between the green revolutuin and coral reef preservation which is summed up in a nice article by Paul Spencer Sochaczewski.
Ida Bagus Gede Jika squats and …

Kite Season Is On
Mon, 12/05/08 – 16:29 | One Comment
Kite Season Is On

The kite season in Bali comes early this year, if you look up to the sky of Bali this month you can see dozens of kites fly glide calmly riding the strong east wind. The …

Your Weekly Dose of Beauty: Balinese Girls and Their Headdreses
Sat, 10/05/08 – 12:51 | One Comment
Your Weekly Dose of Beauty: Balinese Girls and Their Headdreses

The combination of Balinese girls and their beautiful headdresses are great beauties to behold.

Ayana Resort and Spa – The cliff
Thu, 8/05/08 – 20:44 | No Comment
Ayana Resort and Spa – The cliff

Stroll through the hotel’s landscape, and you’ll find a virtual celebration of life. With tropical flowers and trees set amidst tiered lawns. Stone step, cut into the cliff, lead into a lush ravine that forms …

I Wayan Limbak
Wed, 7/05/08 – 17:12 | No Comment
I Wayan Limbak

Wayan Limbak, a late Balinese dancer which the popularity of his legacy has surpassed his own name, was a Baris (warrior dance) dancer who, along with Walter Spies, created the island’s famous monkey dance or …

Through the Eyes of Researcher: Contrasts of Music Style between Java and Bali
Tue, 6/05/08 – 17:05 | One Comment
Through the Eyes of Researcher: Contrasts of Music Style between Java and Bali

Here is an interesting article on the contrast of Music style between Java and Bali from Fredric Lieberman.

Java and Bali share many basic music-style elements. The predominant instruments in both traditions are struck metal idiophones …

The Replica Suite
Mon, 5/05/08 – 17:27 | No Comment
The Replica Suite

The Suites welcomes you with a Private Entrance. The first sight and vision grasping your feelings would be your very own tailored Landscapes and eye soothing Private Pool [Outdoor Jacuzzi in President Suite], further augmented …

Another Tropical Fruit: Ceroring
Mon, 5/05/08 – 16:18 | No Comment
Another Tropical Fruit: Ceroring

Ceroring is called Duku in Indonesian and Langsat in English with a touch of Latin it becomes Lansium Domesticum. The fruit is spherical-shaped, five centimeters in diameter, usually found in clusters of two to thirty …

Puputan Klungkung
Mon, 5/05/08 – 13:28 | 2 Comments
Puputan Klungkung

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Excalibur in Bali
Two Long-Lost Sacred Keris (Swords) Receive a …

Ritz Carlton lower pool, Bukit, Bali
Sat, 3/05/08 – 15:51 | One Comment
Ritz Carlton lower pool, Bukit, Bali

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The Ritz-Carlton, Bali, is the first Asian resort for …

Your Weekly Dose of Beauty: Unmistakably Balinese
Sat, 3/05/08 – 9:40 | No Comment
Your Weekly Dose of Beauty: Unmistakably Balinese

Yes these are unmistakably Balinese, none other than Balinese so far produce these moments of beauty and of course they can only be found in Bali:

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Dealing with the Painting
Fri, 2/05/08 – 16:26 | No Comment
Dealing with the Painting

Dealing with the painting in Bali is not a simple matter, if you a beginner in this area, your best choice is to acquire a paper booklet on painting. If you are seriously interested in …

Through the Eyes of Researcher: “Three Causes of Goodness: Environment in Balinese Hindu”
Thu, 1/05/08 – 16:59 | No Comment
Through the Eyes of Researcher: “Three Causes of Goodness: Environment in Balinese Hindu”

Here is an interesting article on environment in Balinese Hindu by T. Nirarta Samadhi:
Two core conceptions within the Balinese Hindu thoughts which the respondents from seven desa adat in Gianyar regarded as addressing the existence …

Canggu Beach
Thu, 1/05/08 – 10:24 | No Comment
Canggu Beach

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Canggu – Canggu is the coastal Bali as its …

Kertalangu Cultural Village
Wed, 30/04/08 – 17:00 | No Comment
Kertalangu Cultural Village

Kertalangu Cultural Village, as its slogan says is a new concept destination in Bali. Situated in the middle of the rice field in Sanur area Kertalangu gives a rural nuances yet easily reached from the …

Modern Baris
Tue, 29/04/08 – 15:58 | No Comment
Modern Baris

Balinese dance is an aspect of Balinese culture that undergoes many changes and gets many influences from various sources. These changes and influences create add a new flavor to the established genre of Balinese traditional …

Pan Suweca’s Roasted Chicken
Mon, 28/04/08 – 17:49 | No Comment
Pan Suweca’s Roasted Chicken

Are you food lovers? So you have to try this Balinese new recipe. Pan Suweca, a restaurant located at Bedugul Street, Sidakarya, Denpasar, will serve you special chicken dishes as its specialty. From his talented …

The War of Sampian
Sat, 26/04/08 – 14:44 | 5 Comments
The War of Sampian

On Thursday, 4/24/08, a sacred and unique ceremony known as Siat Sampian (war of sampian) was held in Samuan Tiga temple as a part of series of rituals to commemorate the temple anniversary that had …

A Balinese Birthday
Fri, 25/04/08 – 18:03 | No Comment
A Balinese Birthday

Contrary to most of people in the world who are so interested with their birthday party that they are fond of creating something to make their birthday to be a luxurious moment, Balinese prefer to …

Balinese Answer for Aesop’s Fables
Thu, 24/04/08 – 17:02 | One Comment
Balinese Answer for Aesop’s Fables

The west has Aesop fable, which deals with the numerous fables and the Balinese answer for this series of the fables, is Tantri story. The Tantri story is the name of Javanese version on the …

The Farmers and The Goddess of the Lake
Wed, 23/04/08 – 14:45 | 2 Comments
The Farmers and The Goddess of the Lake

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Farmers of central and south Bali, which cultivate the lion share of the rice fields in the island of Bali only need to glance up to clouds which hanging around Mount Batur to be reminded …

Exotic Fruit of Bali: Kaliasem
Tue, 22/04/08 – 13:05 | No Comment
Exotic Fruit of Bali: Kaliasem

The dark purple, spherical-shaped fruit, which looks like a big, dark cherry is well known in Bali as Kaliasem, and Gowok in Indonesian. There is no English equivalent for this fruit. It comes in stalk …