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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Prehistoric Bali
Wed, 10/05/06 – 14:25 | No Comment
Prehistoric Bali

The first wave of visitors hit the beaches of Bali around three to four thousand years ago. These seafaring Austronesians made their way through the islands of Southeast Asia and the Pacific, eventually landing on …

Otonan
Tue, 9/05/06 – 11:32 | No Comment
Otonan

An otonan is held every 210 days following the birth of a baby and is considered a most important rite of passage. It can be likened to a birthday and is celebrated with elaborate offerings, …

Songan Sunrise
Mon, 8/05/06 – 14:36 | 2 Comments
Songan Sunrise

29-30 April 2006
Day One – Camping
Arrived Saturday afternoon at Natural Hot Spring (NHS), Toya Bungkah. It was warmly welcome by NHS’s Manager. At the restaurant, they served us welcome drink and had discussion about “Songan …

Pura Jati
Mon, 8/05/06 – 13:37 | No Comment
Pura Jati

Pura Jati is located lakeside of Batur. Before Temple Ceremony of Pura Ulun Danu, it is always to conduct procession to this temple to take holy water for ceremony. It has ample parking lot and …

Tari Topeng Telek
Sat, 6/05/06 – 10:39 | No Comment
Tari Topeng Telek

Telek dance is usually danced by four dancers wearing white masks dancing sweet style. It depicts the gods preparing themselves for the battle with the demons.
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Various wedding costume
Sat, 6/05/06 – 10:23 | No Comment
Various wedding costume

Various wedding costume represent regencies in Bali. Pictures were taken during Celebration Kartini Day on April 21, 2006 by students of Gandhi School.
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Sarad
Fri, 5/05/06 – 14:42 | One Comment
Sarad

Elaborate offerings made of dyed rice dough arranged against a framework of bamboo and cloth symbolize the form and content of the Balinese mythic world. Sarad will typically include representations of Bedawang Nala and Naga …

Kwangen
Fri, 5/05/06 – 14:34 | No Comment
Kwangen

The kwangen as a small, triangular offering containing flowers, a small betel quid and often Chinese coins. Kwangen are used in the Balinese form of prayer called muspa (to pray with flowers). The Chinese coins …

Penglipuran Traditional Village
Fri, 5/05/06 – 14:25 | 4 Comments
Penglipuran Traditional Village

Penglipuran is a traditional village at the administrative village of Kubu village. The air is fresh because it is located at 700 meters above seas level. From historical point of view, according to the village …

Penjor
Wed, 3/05/06 – 7:12 | No Comment
Penjor

It is about eight-meter-high bamboo poles, festooned with bamboo decorations, which arch over roadways or pathways during Galungan or other important occasions. Whenever you see this fertility symbol, it means there’s some sort of celebration …

Keris
Mon, 1/05/06 – 14:09 | No Comment
Keris

A double-edged dagger. Designed for thrusting, its blade twists and winds like a snake. Simultaneously a weapon, an ornament, a cultic object, a symbol of masculine strength, and perhaps the finest example …

Ida Ratu Ayu Subandar (Ratu Ayu Mas Subandar)
Sat, 29/04/06 – 13:23 | No Comment
Ida Ratu Ayu Subandar (Ratu Ayu Mas Subandar)

Whether Subandar is or not another name for For Jaya Kesunu’s wife is highly debatable. The fact that Subandar is an important figure in Bali is beyond question. There is a large shrine dedicated to …

Pura Dalem Balingkang
Sat, 29/04/06 – 11:52 | No Comment
Pura Dalem Balingkang

Driving eight kilometers north from Kintamani, you will find Penulisan where Pura Tegeh Koripan lies. Turn left you will head to Singaraja, turn right to Sukawana village.
Follow the northern rim of outer crater from where …

Holy Cross Balinese Gamelan Orchestra to Hold Spring Concert
Fri, 28/04/06 – 15:03 | No Comment
Holy Cross Balinese Gamelan Orchestra to Hold Spring Concert

WORCESTER, Mass. * The Holy Cross departments of theatre and music will present the spring concert of their famed Balinese gamelan orchestra, Gamelan Gita Sari, under the directorship of visiting fellow in Balinese performing arts, …

Pura Bukit Mentik, Gunung Lebah Batur
Fri, 28/04/06 – 13:30 | No Comment
Pura Bukit Mentik, Gunung Lebah Batur

If you are driving from Pura Ulun Danu Batur (Bali’s most important lakeside temple that pays homage to water and irrigation) in a southern direction you will come to a cross-road just a couple meters …

An Evening of Contemporary Dance in Bali
Thu, 27/04/06 – 14:12 | No Comment
An Evening of Contemporary Dance in Bali

Three Dancers – Three Traditions – One Vision at Nusa Dua Saturday, April 29, 2006.
On Stage – a long-awaited organization on Bali’s arts and culture scene dedicated to celebrating the diverse traditions of performing arts …

Trunyan
Thu, 27/04/06 – 11:15 | 3 Comments
Trunyan

Recently I took a trip to Trunyan, which is nestled on the eastern bank of Lake Batur at the foot of Mount Abang. Trunyan is home to the descendants of the original inhabitants of Bali …

Bali To Hold First International Ramayana Festival
Wed, 26/04/06 – 14:06 | One Comment
Bali To Hold First International Ramayana Festival

Bali will hold the first International Ramayana Festival and invite a number of countries having similar Ramayana and Mahabharata epic to participate in the festival, a local official said on Wednesday.
“The festival …

Aben
Wed, 26/04/06 – 11:52 | No Comment
Aben

Aben – cremation, cremation ceremony.
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Balinese Arts, from Homage to Performance
Tue, 25/04/06 – 12:26 | No Comment
Balinese Arts, from Homage to Performance

It is often said by the specialists of the arts that the arts in Bali are most often created as homage to the great creator, and characterized with the feeling of high devotion towards …

Pura Ulun Danu Batur, Songan
Mon, 24/04/06 – 11:55 | No Comment
Pura Ulun Danu Batur, Songan

Formerly, before it is in its present location Batur Temple is located on the north eastern slope of Mount Batur – village called Songan since the devastating eruption in 1917 which destroyed everything, including the …

Jamu – Traditional Herbal Healing
Sat, 22/04/06 – 11:20 | 3 Comments
Jamu – Traditional Herbal Healing

Bali is an island that has progressed economically through tourism and moved forward in an era of technology, but there are still some traditions that will never change. A large majority of the population, especially …

Gamelan
Fri, 21/04/06 – 10:38 | No Comment
Gamelan

A generic term for any number of Balinese percussion-type orchestras first depeloved on Java. Made up mainly of bronze and wooden xylophones shaped likediscs, cylinders, keys, or bulbous hollow bowls beaten with hammers, sometimes accompanied …

Lila Cita Bali Tour 2006
Fri, 21/04/06 – 10:19 | No Comment
Lila Cita Bali Tour 2006

This year, Lila Cita has been invited to perform at the prestigious Bali Arts Festival. This festival, known locally as Pesta Kesenian Bali or PKB, is the biggest showcase of Balinese visual and performing arts …

Quest for Global Healing
Thu, 20/04/06 – 14:50 | No Comment
Quest for Global Healing

You Are Invited to Bali to join an extraordinary gathering of concerned global citizens, business leaders, academics and other innovative thinkers in a quest towards a more collaborative, peaceful and sustainable future for humankind and …

Coral Reefs Rehabilitation
Thu, 20/04/06 – 14:09 | No Comment
Coral Reefs Rehabilitation

Re-plant opening ceremony
April 22, 2006
Mertasari Beach – Sanur at 9.00 am
This 5-hectare re-plantation programme aims to revitalize the Sanur Coral Reefs. A long term action (5 years) to protect the nature for the next …

Beach Front Casual Dining – Authentic Italian Cuisine by Chef Rolando Manesco
Wed, 19/04/06 – 12:15 | No Comment
Beach Front Casual Dining – Authentic Italian Cuisine by Chef Rolando Manesco

Treat your senses to the authentic taste of Italian cuisine at Pizza Ria at Bali Hyatt Sanur from April 19 – 23, 2006 as Chef Rolando Manesco from Grand Hyatt Jakarta spoils you with his …

Ulun Danu Temple Batur
Mon, 17/04/06 – 15:09 | No Comment
Ulun Danu Temple Batur

Batur Temple or commonly called Ulun Danu Temple is situated at 900 meters above level of Kalanganyar Batur village Kintamani District on the eastern side of the main road leading to Denpasar or Singaraja via …

Jukung
Sat, 15/04/06 – 11:45 | No Comment
Jukung

Jukung – the Balinese native outrigger sailboat (prahu). Often built entirely without metal or nails, a jukung shows a high level of traditional technology.
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Karya Ngusaba Kedasa Pura Ulun Danu Batur
Fri, 14/04/06 – 16:26 | One Comment
Karya Ngusaba Kedasa Pura Ulun Danu Batur

April 10 – 25, 2006
Desa Adat Batur Kecamatan Kintamani
Pura Ulun Danu Batur’s odalan is on full moon April 12, 2006 (Purnama Kedasa); it uses lunar calendar instead Wuku (cycle of 210 days). The ceremony has …

Balinese Culture, Reading The Message From Nature
Thu, 13/04/06 – 13:43 | No Comment
Balinese Culture, Reading The Message From Nature

Balinese culture is always interacting with the surrounding environment. Their way of thinking, in order to fulfill the necessities ofthe physical and spiritual aspects of life, is based on the integration of intuitive intellect with …

Bamboo in Bali
Tue, 11/04/06 – 16:32 | 2 Comments
Bamboo in Bali

Bamboo is a tree-sized grass that is the fastest growing plant on earth. Some species have a growth rate of up to 1-metre a month and can be harvested every 3 to 5 years. Although …

Gamelan Sekar Jaya upcoming concerts in San Fransisco Bay Area
Tue, 11/04/06 – 15:30 | No Comment
Gamelan Sekar Jaya upcoming concerts in San Fransisco Bay Area

Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2006 13:25:40 -0700
From: Gamelan Sekar Jaya
Subject: GSJ upcoming concerts in SF Bay Area
Greetings list-friends,
Below is a revised list of our upcoming concerts. We’ve been having …

Batur Cave
Mon, 10/04/06 – 14:30 | No Comment
Batur Cave

A cave is just next to the crater. Inside, some bats are flying around. According to Nyoman Sumerta, this cave is good for meditation. Before the cave, there is a small cave with lava …

Mount Batur Caldera
Mon, 10/04/06 – 13:58 | One Comment
Mount Batur Caldera

Batur caldera is situated in the north eastern part of Bali Island, and about 70 km north of the capital city of Denpasar. There are six main routes of travel to the caldera that can …

Legong Saba Style
Sun, 9/04/06 – 20:00 | 4 Comments
Legong Saba Style

Location
Puri Taman Saba was nestled within Puri Saba compound. Since 1951 descendant of late I Gusti Gede Raka lived there. Arie Smit was also closed friends of late I Gusti Gede Raka that …

Map of Batur Area
Sat, 8/04/06 – 13:41 | 11 Comments
Map of Batur Area

Kintamani – Kintamani is one of the prime tourism destinations in Bali. It is located about one and half hours drive from the Ngurah Rai International Airport. With its Batur Mount, Abang Mount, Lake Batur, …

Mount Agung & Batur Seen in the Morning, Photo Gallery
Fri, 7/04/06 – 16:11 | One Comment
Mount Agung & Batur Seen in the Morning, Photo Gallery

Mount Agung and Batur, the most sacred mountains in Bali, seen in the morning (about sunrise 06.00 am) from Coconut Beach Resort at Nusa Lembongan.
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A long the shore of Jungut Batu village, Mount Agung as …

Songan Agriculture
Thu, 6/04/06 – 16:36 | No Comment
Songan Agriculture

This village is center of agriculture at this area as it has fertile soil and water. The fresh water from the lake is pumped inland using simple pumps connected by long thin pipes. Mostly farmers …

From The Grace of The Gamelan to The Pulse of The Underground: The Power and Passion of Music in Bali
Wed, 5/04/06 – 16:26 | 2 Comments
From The Grace of The Gamelan to The Pulse of The Underground: The Power and Passion of Music in Bali

A life without music would be unthinkable in Bali. Here music is woven into the very fabric of society, playing an essential role in ceremonies to mark the turning of the life cycle, to celebrate …