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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In Search for the Past
Thu, 23/08/07 – 16:14 | No Comment
In Search for the Past

Yesterday, our temple priest, some elders and I went to a house of a prince in order to find out a palm leaves manuscript which contains the history of our temple and all information in …

Kamandalu Resort and Spa, bali, bali hotel, bali villa
Thu, 23/08/07 – 9:25 | No Comment
Kamandalu Resort and Spa, bali, bali hotel, bali villa

Kamandalu Resort and Spa is situated amidst lush green rice terraces close to Ubud, Bali’s most celebrated artists’ village and convenient to all the island’s myriad attractions. Yet Kamandalu’s hillside setting above the rushing Petanu …

On Collective Cremation
Wed, 22/08/07 – 15:03 | One Comment
On Collective Cremation

Collective cremation season is on in Bali, dozens of collective cremation take place in eastern area of Bali especially in the regency of Gianyar, Klungkung and Bangli, some collective cremations also stage in Tabanan. Collective …

Tanah Lot Kites Festival 2007
Wed, 22/08/07 – 14:15 | No Comment
Tanah Lot Kites Festival 2007

Regarding of the “Tanah Lot Kites Festival 2007” we are honored to invite you to visit this event and spend memorable three days to enjoy the festival with Tanah Lot Temple backgrounds one of famous …

Puri Bali Villas
Wed, 22/08/07 – 13:09 | No Comment
Puri Bali Villas

Puri Bali Villas is located on Nyang-Nyang Beach at Jimbaran. Puri Bali Villas could be reached within 25 minutes drive from Kuta, 30 minutes from airport and 5 minutes from the famous Uluwatu temple.
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Ayu Bulantrisna Djelantik
Wed, 22/08/07 – 12:18 | 5 Comments
Ayu Bulantrisna Djelantik

Name : Ayu Bulantrisna Djelantik
Address:
1) 2350 Wilbur Way, Auburn, Ca 95602 Ph 1-530-210 1910 Fax 1-530- 888 6833
2) PPR ITB no E-17 Bandung 40135 Indonesia
E-mail: btrisna at gmail.com
Born in Deventer Netherlands, 8 September 1947 …

Grup Gedebong Goyang Stormed Sanur Village Festival
Tue, 21/08/07 – 13:45 | No Comment
Grup Gedebong Goyang Stormed Sanur Village Festival

The closing of Sanur Village Festival was given a fresh nuance with the performance of Grup Gedebong Goyang (Swaying Banana Tree Trunk Sister or G3). Powered by Rucina Ballinger, Kerry Pendergrast, Suzan Kohlik and Antonella …

Taman Sari Amertha Ocean-Front Villa
Mon, 20/08/07 – 21:12 | One Comment
Taman Sari Amertha Ocean-Front Villa

Lovely situated between crystal-clear water of Pemuteran Beach on the front and a line of nine lush green mountains on the background, Taman Sari Amertha Ocean-Front Villa offers mesmerizing views to behold.
Its excellent location also …

Melancaran: An Exorcism Trip
Mon, 20/08/07 – 17:25 | No Comment
Melancaran: An Exorcism Trip

Balinese believe that during the third and fourth month of Balinese Çaka calendar (around September and October in Gregorian calendar), Ratu Gede Nusa also known as Ratu Gede Mas Macaling, the leader of demons and …

A Balinese Folktale: Prince and His Monkey
Sun, 19/08/07 – 12:54 | No Comment
A Balinese Folktale: Prince and His Monkey

In a splendid palace surrounded by beautiful garden and a moat, there lived a prince with his retainers, and servants who mostly confined to their respective quarters, he had a constant and boon companion – …

Tandjung Sari
Sat, 18/08/07 – 23:17 | No Comment
Tandjung Sari

Tandjung Sari is set in tropical gardens with Balinese style bungalows. Each Balinese style unit has its own private gardens, some the sensual freedom an open-air shower. Every Tandjung Sari Bungalow is as individual and …

New Brand for Bali
Sat, 18/08/07 – 15:44 | No Comment
New Brand for Bali

Over the last eighty years, visitors have contrived various names for Bali praising its richness in culture, its extreme fertility, its endless beauty, and the artistry and the charm of its people. The names are …

Balinese Contemporary Dance
Fri, 17/08/07 – 16:49 | No Comment
Balinese Contemporary Dance

The religious function of art in Balinese culture plays important role in the daily life of Balinese and unity of art and religion can be clearly seen in every aspect of Balinese life. Considering this …

Topeng Pajegan: The Most Demanding Mask Performance
Wed, 15/08/07 – 17:13 | No Comment
Topeng Pajegan: The Most Demanding Mask Performance

It is not an exaggeration to state that Topeng Pajegan is the most demanding mask performance for an actor to stage. The distinguishing feature of Topeng Pajegan is that it is a monodrama in which …

On Magic
Tue, 14/08/07 – 15:40 | No Comment
On Magic

Most Balinese believes that their bodies, like an electric battery, accumulates a magic energy called ‘kesaktian’ that enables them to withstand the attack of evil powers, human or supernatural, that seek constantly to undermine their …

On Joke
Mon, 13/08/07 – 14:22 | No Comment
On Joke

There is nothing in the realm of conversation that Balinese love more than a good joke. A “good joke” in Balinese standard may sometimes sound off-color, rude, or ribald in westerner’s ears, since it puts …

A Balinese Folktale: The Marriage of Abhimanyu
Sun, 12/08/07 – 12:27 | No Comment
A Balinese Folktale: The Marriage of Abhimanyu

Abhimanyu, the son of Arjuna and Suprabha, was at page at the court of his uncle Krishna in the place of Dwarawati. Now Abhimanyu was betrothed before his birth to Krishna’s daughter, Ksiti Sundari, and …

Bali Niksoma Cottages
Sun, 12/08/07 – 11:03 | One Comment
Bali Niksoma Cottages

Located on the famous beach of Legian Kuta Bali.
It is the right place to stay. Whether you lazy by the pool with a cold drink or watch the sun goes down from your private balcony …

Magecel: A Unique Balinese Pastime
Sat, 11/08/07 – 13:34 | One Comment
Magecel: A Unique Balinese Pastime

Magecel is a unique Balinese pastime which strongly related to cockfighting. Magecel can be defined as an activity of fondling and exercising fighting cock. As any activity in Bali, magecel is done collectively; sometimes four …

Divine Rage versus Heaven and Hell
Fri, 10/08/07 – 13:12 | No Comment
Divine Rage versus Heaven and Hell

Divine rage is a belief in which deities and ancestors may punish one for one’s actions, especially in relation with religious ethic or ritual such as failure to perform a cremation, failure to fulfill a …

Modern Balinese Calendar
Thu, 9/08/07 – 17:08 | No Comment
Modern Balinese Calendar

No Balinese in his right mind will hold a ceremony without consulting a calendar for an auspicious day for the execution of the ceremony, and the best calendar for determining a good day for ceremony …

More on Balinese Language
Wed, 8/08/07 – 15:35 | 3 Comments
More on Balinese Language

Balinese language clearly expresses the hierarchy in Balinese society. Balinese often speak of three broad language levels, though each of these levels has sub-levels within it. These three broad language levels can be explained as …

In the Edge of Extinction: Betel Chewing
Tue, 7/08/07 – 15:14 | No Comment
In the Edge of Extinction: Betel Chewing

Betel chewing in Bali is an old pastime; nowadays, only the senior citizens enjoy this pastime. Betel chewing is definitely affordable to everyone since the ingredients that are needed can be easily obtained in the …

On Self-Deprecation
Mon, 6/08/07 – 14:16 | 2 Comments
On Self-Deprecation

Balinese in a conversation will frequently deprecate themselves. Self-deprecation is a part of Balinese strategy of politeness. An old saying which goes “don’t think you can, let other judge you” is still deeply rooted in …

A Balinese Folktale: I Gobrag
Sun, 5/08/07 – 9:17 | One Comment
A Balinese Folktale: I Gobrag

In a dank corner of a green and fragrant garden, contained by red brick walls there lived a large toad. Gobrag was his name and very grand indeed was his opinion of himself. But, of …

From Sacred to Profane: Barong and Rangda Dance
Sat, 4/08/07 – 12:27 | One Comment
From Sacred to Profane: Barong and Rangda Dance

Of all the form of Balinese dance, the Barong and Rangda performance which involves trance possession were the most fascinating to early western residents and visitors. Followers of the Barong frequently practiced self-stabbing during a …

Ritual and Efficiency
Thu, 2/08/07 – 11:22 | No Comment
Ritual and Efficiency

Rituals and ceremonies have become indispensable part of Balinese daily life. It seems that in their life, Balinese witness, attend, participate and organize a never-ending series of rituals and ceremonies in their life. These rituals …

The Revival of Balinese Language
Wed, 1/08/07 – 16:45 | No Comment
The Revival of Balinese Language

Balinese language, nowadays, is experiencing a rapid revival from a hibernating condition before the establishment of regional autonomy. Before the regional autonomy is established, it was used to be taboo to use Balinese in schools …

Onying: Sacred Trance Dance
Tue, 31/07/07 – 16:36 | One Comment
Onying: Sacred Trance Dance

In a ceremony to celebrate temple anniversary, one will likely has a chance to witness a singular and very striking form of Balinese religious expression which is known as Onying, in which the temple congregation, …

Another Source of Thrill
Mon, 30/07/07 – 15:41 | No Comment
Another Source of Thrill

Like any other people, Balinese are also thrill-seekers, enjoy watching others take great risks and live to tell the tale, although Balinese have no tradition of wire walking or high diving or other dangerous athletic …

A Balinese Folktale: Amad and Mohamad
Sun, 29/07/07 – 9:50 | No Comment
A Balinese Folktale: Amad and Mohamad

Nakoda prince of Sam dreamed of a white dove with red spots. He asked a priest if this was lucky or unlucky. ‘Very lucky indeed’ said the priest ‘if you could obtain such a bird.’ …

Hierarchy in Bali
Sat, 28/07/07 – 14:13 | One Comment
Hierarchy in Bali

Hierarchy is an important notion in Bali and still plays a dominant role in Balinese culture. In Bali, hierarchy is believed to be the foundation of order in the family, society, even in the universe. …

Debt in Balinese Point of View
Fri, 27/07/07 – 16:23 | No Comment
Debt in Balinese Point of View

Ideas of “debt” (utang, rna) are pervasive in Bali, but this is not a simple economic concept, it involves both material (sekala) and non material (niskala) realm; it seems that Balinese have “invisible” economic relations …

More on Balinese Religious Ceremony
Wed, 25/07/07 – 17:46 | No Comment
More on Balinese Religious Ceremony

Religious ceremony of Bali which is portrayed as a pompous celebration, full of festivity, beautiful decorations and lavish offerings by the travel guide book just a small piece of truth of the nature of Balinese …

Knowledge for All!
Tue, 24/07/07 – 14:38 | No Comment
Knowledge for All!

Balinese Hinduism nowadays is fighting a negative stigma “ritual without essence” in religious practices in Bali. Balinese do their religion, attend ritual, and hold temple anniversary or countless other ceremonies without any knowledge on the …

Mengenang Sang Guru, A Tribute to Anak Agung Gde Mandera and Gusti Made Sengog
Tue, 24/07/07 – 11:11 | One Comment
Mengenang Sang Guru, A Tribute to Anak Agung Gde Mandera and Gusti Made Sengog

A Tribute to Anak Agung Gde Mandera and Gusti Made Sengog
The Greatest Legong Teachers and Musician of Peliatan, Bali

As the title suggest, this event is to commemorate two great Legong teachers from Peliatan that is …

Monkey Business a la Balinese
Mon, 23/07/07 – 17:57 | One Comment
Monkey Business a la Balinese

The monkey business in Bali is far from dishonesty or silly behavior; it is an honest, profitable business which involves monkeys, humans, and surrounding environment for the benefit of human, monkey and environment.
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The Balinese monkey …

New General Manager at Contiki Resort Bali
Mon, 23/07/07 – 11:06 | No Comment
New General Manager at Contiki Resort Bali

Effective 16th July, Ms. Natalie Le Clerc will take over the position of General Manager from Mr. Jason Kruse.
Mr Kruse has managed the Resort since opening and is moving on to fulfil his future career …

A Balinese Folktale: Green Frog
Sun, 22/07/07 – 10:22 | No Comment
A Balinese Folktale: Green Frog

There was once a prince of Daha who was so filled with magic power that even his urine must be saved for six weeks, only then when it was no longer dangerous might it be …

Being Balinese
Sat, 21/07/07 – 12:53 | No Comment
Being Balinese

What makes a person a Balinese? Answering this question will need a closer look on the characteristics of the Balinese. With no further ado, I present you, the Balinese.
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Balinese are bound by their family, local …