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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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Pengotan Village, Bangli
Thu, 22/09/11 – 16:07 | No Comment
Pengotan Village, Bangli

Religious ceremony in Bali is an integral part of daily life and culture that gives distinctive characteristic to the life of Balinese. The ceremony in Balinese life is closely associated with the word …

Pengotan Mass Wedding : Egalite and Fraternite in a Ceremony
Tue, 20/09/11 – 7:31 | One Comment
Pengotan Mass Wedding : Egalite and Fraternite in a Ceremony

Religious ceremony in Bali is an integral part of daily life and culture that gives distinctive characteristic to the life of Balinese. The ceremony in Balinese life is closely associated with the word ‘grand’, and …

Penyiraman Ida Ayu Kompyang Sutarti Oka
Wed, 14/09/11 – 7:47 | No Comment
Penyiraman Ida Ayu Kompyang Sutarti Oka

Her ‘penyiraman’(body-washing) will take place at Puri Bongkasa on the 12th of September(purnama) and her PELEBON (royal cremation) will be on the 22nd October.

Bali Clean and Green Forum
Sat, 10/09/11 – 8:34 | No Comment
Bali Clean and Green Forum

Since last decade, Bali government together with local Balinese people started to be aware to prevent Bali from massive damages caused by any kinds of pollution. But it seems their efforts are not enough yet. …

Balinese Names
Thu, 8/09/11 – 10:49 | One Comment
Balinese Names

Balinese Hindu community is divided based on the caste. And each caste has its own name order so that people will know in which caste a person belong to; Brahmana, Ksatria, Waisya, or the lowest …

Gung Aji Galih, A Star From Serongga
Thu, 8/09/11 – 4:24 | No Comment
Gung Aji Galih, A Star From Serongga

Though he learnt how to sing by himself, he is obviously inherited his grandfather’s and ancestors’ talent. His grandfather was a great topeng dancer while other ancestors were the experts in playing Balinese gamelan. And …

BERITA DUKA: Ibu Agung Kompiang (Puri Bongkasa), wife of the late Raja Bongkasa Drs I.Gusti Agung Oka, is dead
Mon, 5/09/11 – 9:13 | One Comment
BERITA DUKA: Ibu Agung Kompiang (Puri Bongkasa), wife of the late Raja Bongkasa Drs I.Gusti Agung Oka, is dead

AUM SWASTYASTU
Ibu Kompiang  died peacefully in her Sanur home yesterday, aged 79. She had been playing cards with friends    in the morning and was gone(lebar) by lunchtime. If any lady deserved a …

The Most Popular Bali Traditional Games
Sat, 3/09/11 – 11:49 | No Comment
The Most Popular Bali Traditional Games

At school, Balinese children are not only taught about Balinese language but also some traditional games. As the consequence, Balinese children start to learn how to socialize while playing traditional games in the nearby field …

Serongga Story
Thu, 1/09/11 – 0:17 | No Comment
Serongga Story

Still remember Serongga Village in Gianyar which celebrated Ngusaba Dalem on August 13th ? If you don’t, reading this article (http://blog.baliwww.com/ritual-and-ceremony/30057) may help you to remind it. This village near Lebih Beach has unique stories …

Saren Jawa: Muslim Community with Balinese Hinduism Tradition
Mon, 29/08/11 – 12:44 | No Comment
Saren Jawa: Muslim Community with Balinese Hinduism Tradition

Muslim community in around the world is celebrating Ramadhan. Here, in Bali they are also fasting in the midst of other religions communities. They even adopt Balinese Hinduism habits both in daily life and in …

Bus Trans Sarbagita: Cheap and Comfortable Public Transportation in Bali
Fri, 26/08/11 – 18:43 | No Comment
Bus Trans Sarbagita: Cheap and Comfortable Public Transportation in Bali

Day to day some strategic roads in Bali becomes crowded and crowded that traffic jam is unavoidable. To parse this traffic congestion especially in 4 regions in Bali, local government launched Bus Trans Sarbagita coincides …

Sari Hati Fund Raising Party
Thu, 25/08/11 – 18:23 | No Comment
Sari Hati  Fund Raising Party

ubud Saturday 27th, from 4pm at ubud football field
Sari hati, a local school for balinese children with disabilities will be
holding a party at Ubud football field from 4pm.

The children will show their …

Royal Cremation of Anak Agung Niang Rai
Fri, 19/08/11 – 8:28 | No Comment
Royal Cremation of Anak Agung Niang Rai

An opulent sarcophagus had been ready for the royal cremation in Ubud. This royal bade consisting of 9 tiered roof in which the height indicates the social status of the deceased attracted attention from local …

Road Blockade For Ubud Royal Cremation
Thu, 18/08/11 – 6:27 | No Comment
Road Blockade For Ubud Royal Cremation

On August 18th 2011, Ubud will hold Royal Cremation of Ubud King’s mother, Anak Agung Niyang Rai. Since a week before it, the buffalo replica made from papers attracts so many people to flock the …

Bumi Sehat
Wed, 17/08/11 – 9:52 | No Comment
Bumi Sehat

Hello everyone! hope you are all happy and well.  I am hoping that you can vote on the link below to help train a midwife in Bali.

KLAPA New Kuta Beach
Wed, 17/08/11 – 6:21 | No Comment
KLAPA New Kuta Beach

KLAPA New Kuta Beach, nestled in the edge of New Kuta Beach (Long before known as Dreamland Beach), within the Pecatu Indah Resort complex is a retreat offering a full spectrum of services that provides …

Helmet Controversy
Tue, 16/08/11 – 10:31 | No Comment
Helmet Controversy

First time in Bali, you may feel that there is weirdness on the road. Why people have a strict obligation to wear helmet when riding in the meantime some ‘special’ people do not. My foreign …

Ngusaba Dalem: To Make A Better Place To Live
Tue, 9/08/11 – 7:48 | One Comment
Ngusaba Dalem: To Make A Better Place To Live

Some people who really care about the safety and comfort in using computer will upgrade, defrag, and clean it from viruses regularly. For Balinese, earth is just the same with a computer. For that reason, …

Penting : A resurrected string instrument
Mon, 8/08/11 – 17:38 | No Comment
Penting : A resurrected string instrument

Resurrection is the right word to describe a unique musical instrument called “penting”. Penting is Balinese traditional string instrument that is played by picking the string with a pick made of buffalo hide …

Pengerebongan – Ngurek
Fri, 5/08/11 – 12:34 | No Comment
Pengerebongan – Ngurek

Men from within the crowd begin to trance as a higher spirit invades their bodies. Some of the Men attempt to stab their chests with traditional daggers known as keris. Strangely enough no one is …

September Highlights
Wed, 3/08/11 – 11:35 | No Comment
September Highlights

Many Bali accommodations always publish cheaper rates in low season. And September is the month when you can get more by spending less. Bali keeps celebrating temple anniversaries and some traditional ceremonies just like Ngusaba …

The Biggest Bali Kite Festival Ever!
Tue, 2/08/11 – 6:35 | No Comment
The Biggest Bali Kite Festival Ever!

The 33rd Bali Kite Festival has ended on Sunday July 31st. But this phenomenal festival has left many things to remember. Bali Kite Festival this year is fabulously spectacular.

After flying a giant 3D baby-shaped kite …

Ter-Teran: Flame War
Fri, 29/07/11 – 6:54 | No Comment
Ter-Teran: Flame War

TRYING NOT TO GET HIT (FLAME WAR)
LOCATION; JASRI VILLAGE, KARANGASEM-Bali – INDONESIA
Ter-Teran is flame war tradition. Is only happening the day before SILENT DAY, and the Day After, once every two years.

The Spirit of Youth in Baleganjur Parade
Tue, 26/07/11 – 13:31 | No Comment
The Spirit of Youth in Baleganjur Parade

Pangrebongan, the sacred events held 10 days after Kuningan Day, makes people come not only to pray but also to be entertained. After all the sacred precessions including ngurek (http://blog.baliwww.com/guides/256) ended in the afternoon, the …

Rubbish Bank at Denpasar
Tue, 26/07/11 – 9:28 | No Comment
Rubbish Bank at Denpasar

For most of people, rubbish is something they don’t want to be involved with. But here in Bali, one person came up with a brilliant idea to change all that — the “Rubbish Bank.” Let’s …

Indiana Jones in Gunung Kawi
Mon, 25/07/11 – 19:19 | No Comment
Indiana Jones in Gunung Kawi

Gunung Kawi is another tourism attraction besides Goa Gajah which can fascinate travelers with its grandeur monument and history. Gunung Kawi is a complex of Candi (shrine) carved on the cliff face. The 9  Candi …

Gunung Kawi: A Historical Tourism
Fri, 22/07/11 – 17:48 | No Comment
Gunung Kawi: A Historical Tourism

Among the travelers, especially for those who are interested on antiquities, Gunung Kawi is an appealing tourist attraction. Gunung Kawi refers to a complex of 9 rock-cut candi (shrines) carved into the cliff face, located …

Ngusaba Bukakak, As If You Are Watching A Parade
Wed, 20/07/11 – 8:25 | Comments Off on Ngusaba Bukakak, As If You Are Watching A Parade
Ngusaba Bukakak, As If You Are Watching A Parade

Still remember Sudaji village concealing wonderful waterfall? On last Sunday, this village was so festive. Women and men, young and old were involved in a celebration and ceremony named Ngusaba Bukakak. Ngusaba is the ceremony …

I Want to Ride My Bicycle; I Want To Ride My Bike…
Tue, 19/07/11 – 15:32 | No Comment
I Want to Ride My Bicycle; I Want To Ride My Bike…

Since last year, Balinese people have been infected by a virus which is caused by the understanding of CO’s bad effects produced by motorized vehicles. This virus is not harmful but makes people healthier. Yes, …

Oleg Tambulilingan: Ni Gusti Ayu Raka and I Komang Urip Tribuana
Tue, 19/07/11 – 13:38 | No Comment
Oleg Tambulilingan: Ni Gusti Ayu Raka and I Komang Urip Tribuana

Oleg Tambulilingan: Ni Gusti Ayu Raka and I Komang Urip Tribuana

Candra Metu: Jero Puspawati
Tue, 19/07/11 – 13:36 | No Comment
Candra Metu: Jero Puspawati

Ni  Jero Puspawati was once the dance queen of the Balinese stage. For more than 50 years, Jero Puspawati has shown her outstanding dancing skills, incomparable in her time. Now, she is already 72 years …

Discover The Uniqueness of Bayung Gede (2)
Mon, 18/07/11 – 21:33 | No Comment
Discover The Uniqueness of Bayung Gede (2)

Bayung Gede is the mother of Balinese ancient villages concealing many unique things. For those exceptionally different customs, this village located in Bangli regency is never missed by visitors who have insatiable hunger for Balinese …

Discover The Ancient Uniqueness of Bayung Gede (I)
Tue, 12/07/11 – 9:17 | No Comment
Discover The Ancient Uniqueness of Bayung Gede (I)

As a matter of fact, Bangli is the home of many villages which still hold ancient Balinese culture (Bali Aga). Panglipuran village is one of them concealing very ancient but exotic architectures. Bonyoh and Sekardadi …

Latest Indonesian Visa On Arrival Update
Mon, 11/07/11 – 7:47 | No Comment
Latest Indonesian Visa On Arrival Update

The latest update on Visa On Arrival is the ratification on the clausal : “Visitors staying for 7 days in Indonesia are obliged to pay for US$ 10 /per person”. Formerly this clausal apply on …

Seniman Tua Performance ” Palawakya Dance ” – Ni Luh Menek
Sun, 10/07/11 – 6:49 | No Comment
Seniman Tua Performance  ” Palawakya Dance ” –  Ni Luh Menek

Ni Luh Menek was born in Jagaraga, North Bali in 1939. She achieved extraordinary fame as a kebyar dancer, primarily through her interpretations of Taruna Jaya, learned directly from its two creators, Pan Wandres and …

Bali Dolphin Serangan
Thu, 7/07/11 – 7:48 | No Comment
Bali Dolphin Serangan

Truely the best experience ever. We had a group of 7 which was slpit up so we got to spend as much time as possible with the dolphins and it was just AMAZING. I got …

A Tale From North: Pedawa Village
Wed, 6/07/11 – 8:07 | No Comment
A Tale From North: Pedawa Village

Buleleng, the northernmost area of Bali conceals an old Balinese village in which culture and arts are different from today’s Balinese village. The community has their own traditional costumes and a special dialect. Due to …

TRANSITORY: Rio Helmi
Tue, 5/07/11 – 7:13 | No Comment
TRANSITORY: Rio Helmi

TRANSITORY An Exhibition of Printed and Painted Images.   July 1 until August 1, 2011 at  Komaneka Fine Art Gallery – Ubud.

TRANSITORY is something of retrospective of my personal work on Balinese spiritual and …