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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Through the Eyes of Researcher: Form and Variation in Balinese Village Structure
Mon, 21/04/08 – 16:08 | 3 Comments
Through the Eyes of Researcher: Form and Variation in Balinese Village Structure

Here is an interesting article by Clifford Geertz on Balinese village structure
As ALL things Balinese, Balinese villages are peculiar, complicated, and extraordinarily diverse. There is no simple uniformity of social structure to be found over …

On Wealth
Sat, 19/04/08 – 14:24 | No Comment
On Wealth

Dozens of fancy cars, a grand mansion or two with millions of dollar in your bank account just dust in your mouth when you do not have any cattle, in Botswana how wealthy you are …

Cupak and Grantang Part 2
Fri, 18/04/08 – 16:55 | No Comment
Cupak and Grantang Part 2

Cupak and Grantang were two siblings with closely different characters. When Grantang was expelled by his father, Cupak came after his brother then followed him wherever he went to.
One day, they came in an …

Majesty of Mount Agung
Fri, 18/04/08 – 7:57 | No Comment
Majesty of  Mount Agung

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This shot was taken from Gumang Hill and Wikipedia …

A Rambling Thought
Thu, 17/04/08 – 13:22 | One Comment
A Rambling Thought

The wind blows quite hard recently in Bali, older people who know the characteristics of each month in a year complained: “It is already Kedasa (tenth month of traditional Caka calendar) everything should be clean …

A Glimpse from the Royal Cremation of Dr. Anak Agung Made Djelantik
Wed, 16/04/08 – 13:37 | No Comment
A Glimpse from the Royal Cremation of Dr. Anak Agung Made Djelantik

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On Friday, April 11, 2008, the cremation ceremony of …

Great Photographers Two Exhibitions of Luca Tettoni’s Works
Tue, 15/04/08 – 17:33 | One Comment
Great Photographers Two Exhibitions of Luca Tettoni’s Works

Luca was born in Turin, Northern Italy, and worked as an editor for an Italian publishing company before moving to Asia. He has since become a world-renowned photographer whose work appears in numerous coffee-table …

Overlooking Candidasa
Mon, 14/04/08 – 19:20 | No Comment
Overlooking Candidasa

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This beach view was taken from Amankila Resort, overlooking …

Ida Bagus Made Mantra
Sat, 12/04/08 – 14:04 | One Comment
Ida Bagus Made Mantra

On the 9th of July, Balinese will participate in the public election, for electing the next governor. And Balinese hope the next governor will be as successful …

Warning for Bali
Thu, 10/04/08 – 16:42 | No Comment
Warning for Bali

Since the dawn of tourism in Bali, many researchers, writers, tourists, and others people have showed a great concern on the negative effects of tourism to the environment, culture and people of Bali. Here are …

Through the Eyes of Researcher: Cockfights and the Balinese Male Psyche
Wed, 9/04/08 – 17:00 | No Comment
Through the Eyes of Researcher: Cockfights and the Balinese Male Psyche

Here is an interesting article written by Arthur Asa Berger, PhD on cockfight and Balinese men.
William Ingram begins his superb memoir of his experiences living with a Balinese family, A Little Bit of One …

What to Eat while Hanging Out in A Warung
Tue, 8/04/08 – 17:12 | No Comment
What to Eat while Hanging Out in A Warung

After school, Denpasar teenagers especially the female do not go back home directly. They come by to the modest warung (a small roadside stall that sells snacks, drinks and convenient household items. However, in Bali …

Ulun Danu Bratan Temple
Sun, 6/04/08 – 18:24 | One Comment
Ulun Danu Bratan Temple

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Ulun Danu Bratan Temple may seem like floating on …

Pecalang and the Silence Day
Fri, 4/04/08 – 17:52 | One Comment
Pecalang and the Silence Day

Pecalang (traditional Balinese security force) is responsible for securing the traditional ceremony or events which are held in Bali. From directing the traffic on the road near the venue of a religious ceremony in order …

The Royal Cremation Ceremony of Dr. Anak Agung Made Djelantik
Thu, 3/04/08 – 14:36 | One Comment
The Royal Cremation Ceremony of Dr. Anak Agung Made Djelantik

On Friday, April 11th 2008, the royal cremation ceremony of the late Dr. Anak Agung Made Djelantik will be held at the royal palace of Karangasem, rescheduled from the initial plan in which the cremation …

My Old “Moon River”
Wed, 2/04/08 – 16:39 | No Comment
My Old “Moon River”

Yesterday, accidentally I listened to a song entitled “Moon River” by Andy Williams. It brought back my own “Tom Sawyer” memories. Back in 80s when I was a little boy, my friends and I used …

Sunrises in Bali
Tue, 1/04/08 – 12:32 | One Comment
Sunrises in Bali

Few snapshots of sunrises from few places in Bali
Sunrise at Sanur
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Cloudy Sunrise at Amed
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A Glimpse of Barong
Mon, 31/03/08 – 12:39 | No Comment
A Glimpse of Barong

Barong is a portrayal of a mythical monster that is animated by two men, one manipulating the mask, the other the hind end. Barong has a long, sagging body built on a framework of bamboo …

Candidasa Beach
Sun, 30/03/08 – 18:53 | One Comment
Candidasa Beach

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Candidasa – A tidy well …

Nusa Ceningan’s Sunset
Sat, 29/03/08 – 13:29 | No Comment
Nusa Ceningan’s Sunset

Ceningan is the smallest island of Nusa Islands – comprises of Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan. Situated between the Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan, 20 km from Bali’s south-east coast, Nusa Ceningan can …

Cremation Tower
Fri, 28/03/08 – 17:17 | One Comment
Cremation Tower

Ngaben or cremation ceremony is arguably the most documented Balinese ceremony among hundreds of Balinse religious ceremonies. And of course the prima ballerina of Balinese cremation is the cremation tower or well known as Bade …

Balinese Student Outside Bali Part 2
Thu, 27/03/08 – 16:42 | No Comment
Balinese Student Outside Bali Part 2

IPDN’s (Educational institution which is equivalent to University, aimed to turn out aspiring internal governments) students come from all of provinces in Indonesia including Bali. Balinese students who are studying in IPDN always do their …

Perasi: A Secluded White Sand Beach
Wed, 26/03/08 – 16:23 | No Comment
Perasi: A Secluded White Sand Beach

Perasi, a small village near Amlapura, the capital city of Karangasem Regency has a secluded white-sand beach, unknown to the most of travelers to Bali. It is quite difficult to reach the entrance to this …

Jayaprana and Layonsari
Tue, 25/03/08 – 16:52 | One Comment
Jayaprana and Layonsari

English has Romeo and Juliet to be proud of as a spectacular literary work. Chinese has Sampik Ing-Tai that shows world community that they also have a great romantic story. And Balinese answer for a …

Amed
Tue, 25/03/08 – 11:05 | 3 Comments
Amed

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Amed, a solitary fishing village with black sand beach …

Mak Beng: A menu with Thousands Customers
Mon, 24/03/08 – 14:50 | No Comment
Mak Beng: A menu with Thousands Customers

Armed 12 employees, 28 wood chairs, 6 tables, and modest building Mak Beng will serve your lunch. This restaurant is never visited by only few customers. Approximately 12.00 pm it will be flocked by the …

Through the Eyes of Researcher: Balinese Language
Sat, 22/03/08 – 14:46 | No Comment
Through the Eyes of Researcher: Balinese Language

Here is an interesting piece of writing on Balinese language which is taken from Scott A Johnsen’s thesis which is entitled From Royal House to Nation: The Construction of Hinduism and Balinese Ethnicity In Indonesia:
A …

Makemit: Spending the Night in the Temple
Fri, 21/03/08 – 14:40 | No Comment
Makemit: Spending the Night in the Temple

Today, 3/21/08, the grand annual ceremony Bhatara Turun Kabeh (gods descent all together) is be held in the biggest temple in Bali, Besakih. Hundreds of thousands pilgrims pay homage to this temple during the …

Balinese Student Outside Bali
Wed, 19/03/08 – 17:10 | 2 Comments
Balinese Student Outside Bali

Many Balinese students after they graduate from Senior High school go outside Bali to continue their study instead of studying in Bali. As a result from Bali has only one state university and it has …

The Picturesque Penglipuran Village
Tue, 18/03/08 – 17:17 | One Comment
The Picturesque Penglipuran Village

Penglipuran is a village in the southeastern part of Bali, in Bangli regency. Located 700 m above sea level, Penglipuran offers cool atmosphere with lush green surrounding. Penglipuran has 716 inhabitants and covers an …

Songan Sunrise
Mon, 17/03/08 – 17:22 | No Comment
Songan Sunrise

The village of Songan is situated on the shore of Lake Batur, in Bangli Regency; 12 km from Penelokan or one hour-walk or drive on the single line from Toya Bungkah. Songan is also accessible …

On the way to Pasar Agung Temple
Sun, 16/03/08 – 13:04 | No Comment
On the way to Pasar Agung Temple

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I found this amazing view on the way to …

Tenganan’s Backyard
Sat, 15/03/08 – 14:15 | No Comment
Tenganan’s Backyard

Ancient village of Tenganan is surely fortified by nature to form a green sanctuary, flanked on both sides by hills and the majestic mount Agung on the back, surrounded by one of Bali’s most intact …

Ujung Water Palace
Fri, 14/03/08 – 8:24 | No Comment
Ujung Water Palace

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Ujung Water Palace, which by the local people is …

Pet a la Bali
Fri, 14/03/08 – 2:28 | 6 Comments
Pet a la Bali

Having a pet is a trend that constantly rising for years in Bali, which is shown by the rising number of pet and pet owner in Bali. Pet shops sprung here and there to fulfill …

Flower in Balinese Life
Wed, 12/03/08 – 17:07 | 5 Comments
Flower in Balinese Life

Flowers are important things for Balinese, since in every single day, Balinese need flowers for praying and also as offering to God. However not many Balinese know what kind of flowers is appropriate for praying …

Maya Sayang Bali
Tue, 11/03/08 – 16:48 | No Comment
Maya Sayang Bali

Superbly situated in the heart of Seminyak area, 15 Km away from Bali International Airport. Within walking distance to the famous beach of Oberoi, collection of delightful shops and boutiques and wide range of fine …

Jimbaran: sunset at 6:40 pm
Mon, 10/03/08 – 18:42 | No Comment
Jimbaran: sunset  at 6:40 pm

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Jimbaran is a fishing village and tourist resort in Bali, …

No Post for Today and Tomorrow
Thu, 6/03/08 – 14:26 | No Comment
No Post for Today and Tomorrow

In accordance with Nyepi (Silence Day / Balinese New Year), there will be no post for today and tomorrow.
We are out for Pangrupukan (Silence Day / New Year Eve) and Nyepi.
These what we do today:

Other Silence Days Part 1
Wed, 5/03/08 – 17:18 | 2 Comments
Other Silence Days Part 1

Silence day, a holy to celebrate the Balinese New Year will be held on Friday, 3/7/08, on this day silent will reign supreme all over the island. In most areas in Bali, silence day is …