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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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Bali targets 100,000 tourists from the Middle East
Thu, 29/03/07 – 6:38 | One Comment
Bali targets 100,000 tourists from the Middle East

BALI – With the launch of a new Qatar airways flight to Bali, the Indonesian government hopes to attract some 100,000 Middle Eastern tourists to the country.
From 4.8 million foreign tourists who visited Indonesia …

A Religion of Action
Wed, 28/03/07 – 16:04 | No Comment
A Religion of Action

Balinese religion, in a broad sense, Hindus, even among the priests, is concrete, action-centered, thoroughly interwoven with the details of everyday life, and touched with little, if any, of the philosophical sophistication or generalized concern …

On Balinese Name
Tue, 27/03/07 – 15:19 | No Comment
On Balinese Name

A child bears his father or mother name is a common practice in most parts of the world. However, in Bali, the parents, grandparents, or even great grandparents bear their offspring’s name.
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In Balinese culture someone …

Qatar Airways begins Chennai, Bali flights
Tue, 27/03/07 – 7:34 | 2 Comments
Qatar Airways begins Chennai, Bali flights

QATAR Airways yesterday began flights to Chennai and Bali. Chennai is the airline’s sixth Indian destination. It already flies to Delhi, Mumbai, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram and Hyderabad.
Qatar Airways also becomes the first Middle Eastern carrier to …

Joged Bungbung
Mon, 26/03/07 – 17:03 | No Comment
Joged Bungbung

When there is a celebration in a hamlet meeting hall or house compound, joged bungbung is one of few sought after social dances that is used to entertain audience and bring more festivity to the …

A Balinese Folklore: I Durma
Sun, 25/03/07 – 7:39 | 2 Comments
A Balinese Folklore: I Durma

I Durma, Balinese hero, was a son of Rajapala (a mankind) and Ken Sulasih (angel). When he was a baby, his father sent him to become a servant in king’s palace, and his mother already …

News from THE BALÉ, Nusa Dua
Fri, 23/03/07 – 14:22 | No Comment
News from THE BALÉ, Nusa Dua

THE BALÉ Upgrades Facilities and Launches It’s Newly Built Golf View Deluxe Pavilions.

The Balé, a Lifestyle Retreat and Member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World is currently undergoing a selective upgrade of its facilities …

Indonesia will soon announced increased budget for tourism
Fri, 23/03/07 – 5:54 | No Comment
Indonesia will soon announced increased budget for tourism

JAKARTA – According to Jero Wacik, Indonesia’s Minister of Culture and Tourism, during the ITB, the increased funds for Indonesia’s tourism will officially be announced by early April at the same time than …

Ngerorod: Married by “Kidnapping”
Thu, 22/03/07 – 16:30 | One Comment
Ngerorod: Married by “Kidnapping”

In Bali the honeymoon usually precedes the wedding; the average boy in love with a girl makes his marriage arrangements directly with her, and outside his father, perhaps, and a few friends from he …

Omed- Omedan Ceremony (Kissing Ritual)
Wed, 21/03/07 – 17:02 | One Comment
Omed- Omedan Ceremony (Kissing Ritual)

The tradition is performed on Ngembak Geni Day, the day following Nyepi, or the Hindu Day of Silence, which fell on Tuesday at Banjar Kaja, Sesetan.
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Hard Rock Hotel, Bali – Indonesia 26-27 July 2007
Tue, 20/03/07 – 8:23 | No Comment
Hard Rock Hotel, Bali – Indonesia 26-27 July 2007

International Conference on Soft Computing, Intelligent System and
Information Technology (ICSIIT) 2007 
The term Soft Computing was proposed in 1990, along with the idea to constitute ISC (Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computer) by Prof. L. …

Out for Nyepi
Sun, 18/03/07 – 11:59 | No Comment
Out for Nyepi

Sorry, No Post for Tomorrow
We Are Out for Nyepi.

Sesari, A Celebration of Balinese Art, Photography & Music
Sun, 18/03/07 – 8:29 | One Comment
Sesari, A Celebration of Balinese Art, Photography & Music

Warwick Ibah Luxury Villas & Spa takes great pleasure to announce that it will be hosting a month long exhibition entitled Sesari (Essence) featuring art, photography and music by members of the Bali Kangin Kauh …

Bali’s Spa Industry
Sun, 18/03/07 – 2:00 | No Comment
Bali’s Spa Industry

Bali can trace its ancient heritage of natural healing and beauty practices back to the 15th century when rulers of Java’s mighty Majapahit Kingdom migrated to the island and claimed it as their own. With …

Anantara Seminyak
Sat, 17/03/07 – 21:17 | No Comment
Anantara Seminyak

Coming Soon – Seminyak, Bali
Stunning sunsets. Rich culture. Luxury living.
Awaken to the rustle of a sea breeze through coconut palms. See the world-famous Seminyak sunsets from your own private piece of Bali‘s sunset …

Tabuh Rah: Blood Sacrifice
Wed, 14/03/07 – 12:07 | No Comment
Tabuh Rah: Blood Sacrifice

The great Tawur Kesanga, an extortion payment to the bhuta kala (personification of negative force) that is held a day before Nyepi (this year Nyepi falls on Monday 3/19/07) will not be complete without Tabuh …

Pura Kehen: The Temple of Fire
Mon, 12/03/07 – 17:35 | 2 Comments
Pura Kehen: The Temple of Fire

Kehen Temple, one of a few largest temples in Bali, is located at the south of Bangli in Cempaga village, about 43 km from Denpasar. It was built in the reign of Sri Bhatara Guru …

Calonarang – Most Well-known Tale of Bali
Sun, 11/03/07 – 8:17 | No Comment
Calonarang – Most Well-known Tale of Bali

At the beginning of 7th century, a Balinese prince, the great Erlangga, became the king of a Javanese in east Java, the Kingdom of Daha. His mother, Mahendradatta, was a Javanese princess who ruled Bali …

Holy Water: The Backbone of Balinese Hinduism
Sat, 10/03/07 – 14:22 | 2 Comments
Holy Water: The Backbone of Balinese Hinduism

The most important part of all Balinese ceremony is a Holy water. Holy water accompanies every act of Hindu-Balinese worship from individual devotion at household shrine to island-wide ceremonies. Holy water acts as an agent …

Odalan: Temple Anniversary
Fri, 9/03/07 – 16:34 | No Comment
Odalan: Temple Anniversary

Every temple in Bali has a regularly scheduled festival, an odalan, to celebrate the anniversary of temple dedication. The Odalan are scheduled either by the lunar calendar, the Saka Calendar, or by the 210-day ceremonial …

On “Balinese are truly communal people”
Thu, 8/03/07 – 15:39 | No Comment
On “Balinese are truly communal people”

“Balinese are truly communal people”, this claim, of course need to be supported with a fact, and here is the fact.
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If there is a work to be done by the Balinese, they will create a …

Banjar: Balinese People’s Republic
Wed, 7/03/07 – 15:50 | No Comment
Banjar: Balinese People’s Republic

Banjar, or Balinese neighborhood organization, an aggregate of member families that plans, organizes, and executes the great majority of activities that makes up Balinese life. Anthropologist uses the term “hamlet” for banjar. The banjar is …

Kertha Gosa
Tue, 6/03/07 – 16:18 | One Comment
Kertha Gosa

Kertha Gosa, the Hall of Justice is situated at the main road intersection side of the town of Klungkung, 40 kilometers northeast of Denpasar. Kertha Gosa was a building for solving problems concerning security, prosperity, …

Nusa Dua Jazz Festival
Tue, 6/03/07 – 11:50 | No Comment
Nusa Dua Jazz Festival

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007, 7.30 PM onwards
Artists: Reel People, Shapes.
Thursday, March 8th, 2007, 7.30 PM onwards
Artists: Jorge Diaz, Lica Cecato.
Friday, March 9th, 2007, 7.30 PM onwards
Artists: Lica Cecato, The Hipstones.
Saturday, March 10th, 2007, 7.30 PM …

Spiritually Unclean
Mon, 5/03/07 – 14:03 | No Comment
Spiritually Unclean

In every temple in Bali that has an additional function as a tourism destination, a prohibition board is posted in front of the temple, and the purpose of this prohibition board is to prohibit menstruating …

Foot Reflexology in Bali
Sun, 4/03/07 – 7:16 | 7 Comments
Foot Reflexology in Bali

Due to its transient nature, Bali has always been fairly quick to embrace different healing practices. Some treatments have been around for centuries, while others are based on modern wellness beliefs. There is a growing …

Bhuta Kala: demons or force of nature?
Sat, 3/03/07 – 14:38 | One Comment
Bhuta Kala: demons or force of nature?

The world of Balinese is the equilibrium of two forces of nature, positive and negative force. The positive force is represented by the God and negative forces represented by the Bhuta Kala, But what exactly …

The Hallmark of Balinese Hinduism
Fri, 2/03/07 – 15:36 | No Comment
The Hallmark of Balinese Hinduism

Bali is the land of symbol, all product of Balinese activity is a symbolization of their faith and belief, and offering is the hallmark of all Balinese symbolization. Offering is a symbol of Balinese devotion …

Balinese Traditional Court
Thu, 1/03/07 – 17:01 | 4 Comments
Balinese Traditional Court

The repugnance of the Balinese against having to appeal in the courtroom was inherited from the feudal era of Bali. The hatred of Balinese against the official high tribunal, the kerta is only a part …

APRICOT is on the Way
Tue, 27/02/07 – 14:36 | No Comment
APRICOT is on the Way

The Annual Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies is now being held in Bali International Convention Center, Nusa Dua and hosted by APJII, the Indonesian Internet Service Provider Association. This ten-day long summit …

How Balinese Settle a Dispute
Sat, 24/02/07 – 12:31 | No Comment
How Balinese Settle a Dispute

A dispute involving Balinese on both sides will likely be settled out of courtroom. The court is considered the last resort for justice and settlement by Balinese, avoided if possible. The Balinese prefer to settle …

The Voice of Bali
Fri, 23/02/07 – 16:46 | No Comment
The Voice of Bali

When you attend a temple festival in Bali, your ears will be filled with sweet and melodious voices of kakawin singers. The scale of ceremony in Bali can be measured by the appearance of kakawin …

The Image of Bali
Thu, 22/02/07 – 17:29 | No Comment
The Image of Bali

Over the last seventy years, writers of travel books, books on Bali and the writers for the internet’s pages have given a great contribution to shape the image of Bali, and until now the process …

Conservation versus Tradition
Wed, 21/02/07 – 15:33 | No Comment
Conservation versus Tradition

The issue on green turtle conservation in Bali had long been solved. There is no turtle satay seller on the roadside of Denpasar. Serangan island is no longer a “killing field” of thousands turtle but …

Balinese Horse & Cart Transportation
Wed, 21/02/07 – 11:50 | One Comment
Balinese Horse & Cart Transportation

Across the Indonesian archipelago there are still many areas that have their own version of traditional horse and cart transportation. In Bali it is known as a dokar, which unfortunately is becoming a dwindling sight …

The Art of Expressing Time
Tue, 20/02/07 – 14:57 | No Comment
The Art of Expressing Time

Sad but true, nowadays, many Balinese especially the younger generation do not know how to express and measuring time in traditional Balinese way. Ability to express and measure time in traditional way is now a …

The Le Mayeur Museum of Sanur
Sun, 18/02/07 – 9:58 | 2 Comments
The Le Mayeur Museum of Sanur

The sleepy fishing village of Sanur was developed as Bali’s first resort to accommodate the needs to international travelers. But long before the arrival of tourists, this enchanting beach front destination was home to renowned …

Chinese Influence in Bali
Sat, 17/02/07 – 13:38 | No Comment
Chinese Influence in Bali

Chinese influence in Balinese culture have been perfectly assimilated and it is hard to distinguish the influence that have been thoroughly assimilated, but there are some influences that still clearly visible.
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Villa Sungai Bali
Fri, 16/02/07 – 11:23 | No Comment
Villa Sungai Bali

Families travelling to Bali with young children now have an alternative to generic 5-star resorts with Villa Sungai Bali (synonymous with the most exclusive villa accommodation on the island) not only welcoming babies and children …