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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Ida I Dewa Agung Istri Kanya: Balinese Heroine
Thu, 21/04/11 – 7:47 | No Comment
Ida I Dewa Agung Istri Kanya: Balinese Heroine

Indonesian celebrated Kartini Day on 21th April annually. Kartini is a name of Indonesian woman that struggled for women emancipation. Because of her Indonesian women could go to school and their position are not lower …

Hard Rock Hotel Bali Participate in Earth Day 2011
Thu, 21/04/11 – 7:29 | No Comment
Hard Rock Hotel Bali Participate in Earth Day 2011

Earth Day is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment. Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on …

The Chronicles Of Chinese Community in Bali: Part 2
Tue, 12/04/11 – 17:31 | No Comment
The Chronicles Of Chinese Community in Bali: Part 2

The Role Of Chinese Community in Securing Frontiers and in Giving Names to Several Areas
The coming of Chinese community to Bali and to the frontiers of Bangli Empire had been discussed on the previous post. …

The Chronicles of Chinese Community in Bali: Part I
Tue, 12/04/11 – 17:21 | No Comment
The Chronicles of Chinese Community in Bali: Part I

The Coming of Masters in Trading
In Indonesia, Chinese community has been known as a community who is brilliant in trading or business matters. In Bali, they don’t only play important role in trading but also …

bvilla 10th Anniversary
Mon, 11/04/11 – 17:12 | No Comment
bvilla 10th Anniversary

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Seminyak, Bali, April 11, 2011—Bali’s upscale lifestyle space, bvilla, turns 10 this year. To celebrate, bvilla held a birthday party for exclusively …

April Highlights
Fri, 8/04/11 – 9:17 | No Comment
April Highlights

April is the first month of dry season in Indonesia. Although it is predicted that rain will still pour down but the sun will take the domination. Hence, this month is perfect month to go …

Happy Tumpek Wayang
Sat, 2/04/11 – 6:00 | No Comment
Happy Tumpek Wayang

On April 2, 2011,   people in Bali will be celebrating Tumpek Wayang, here is interesting article from a  Maria Bodmann and video interview

Tumpek Wayang, one of my favorite Agama Hindu Bali Holydays honors, respects …

Karma Spa
Mon, 28/03/11 – 13:44 | No Comment
Karma Spa

Treat yourself to an unforgettable spa & dine experience before you depart the island of paradise. Karma Spa at Karma Jimbaran is a boutique spa offering traditional, healing & soulful spa experiences. The pre-flight spa …

Central Ubud Overview
Fri, 25/03/11 – 7:04 | No Comment
Central Ubud Overview

Central Ubud is an interesting area where you can make hints what Ubud has to offer. Central Ubud has great restaurant and warungs, accomodation and interesting tourist destinations that serve as hallmarks of Ubud.

In Central …

Rp 400 Million For Rats’ Burning Procession
Sat, 19/03/11 – 9:09 | No Comment
Rp 400 Million For Rats’ Burning Procession

Rats are the most harmful pest on farms in Tabanan and Badung regency. It is very often, the farmers together with the villagers destroy the rats, as that is a suggested way to keep the …

World Mask Festival in North Bali
Thu, 17/03/11 – 13:02 | No Comment
World Mask Festival in North Bali

Masks are not owned by one country but they are popular culture all over the world. Each country in this world has their masks’ characteristic.  IMACO (International Mask Culture and Arts Organization) see it as …

Cecimpedan, Balinese Guessing Game
Wed, 16/03/11 – 13:22 | No Comment
Cecimpedan, Balinese Guessing Game

Video game and on-line game are two names of thousand today’s children games. Almost most of children abandon or never know about traditional games which are usually played by their parents. Balinese children although are …

Tanah Lot, To Open 24 Hours
Mon, 14/03/11 – 10:30 | No Comment
Tanah Lot, To Open 24 Hours

Tanah Lot still has the allure that this sacred sea temple is never empty of visitor. From morning till afternoon, this magical destination is flocked by tourists, locals and foreigners. And after exploring the sea …

Mejage-jage ritual and Mebuu-buu
Sat, 12/03/11 – 17:50 | No Comment
Mejage-jage ritual and Mebuu-buu

The Caka New Year in Bali is not just celebrated by Silence Day (Nyepi) and Ogoh-ogoh (giant paper doll) parade, in Klungkung regency there are two villages that celebrate the Caka New Year …

Mount Agung Will Be Closed Temporarily
Sat, 12/03/11 – 4:30 | No Comment
Mount Agung Will Be Closed Temporarily

There are so many travelers who are keen to climb up the Mount Agung to see the greatest vistas. The trip which cost hours is worth since the peak of Mount Agung will present …

Gain Bright Future in Aviation Industry with BIFA
Fri, 11/03/11 – 7:52 | No Comment
Gain Bright Future in Aviation Industry with BIFA

Aviation industry will never die as people will always need its service to bring them to anywhere in relatively short time. Even more for an area with thriving hospitality industry just like Bali, the airport …

Nyepi, No TV Station Broadcasts To Bali
Fri, 4/03/11 – 15:23 | No Comment
Nyepi, No TV Station Broadcasts To Bali

Commission I in Bali Parliament summons to all TV stations and radios not to relay any programs to Bali on Nyepi Day, March 5th. This call is accepted positively by Balinese people and Bali Chapter …

Tawur Kesanga: Payment to the Demon
Fri, 4/03/11 – 4:45 | No Comment
Tawur Kesanga: Payment to the Demon

A day prior to Nyepi, or Balinese New Year, the great Tawur Kesanga ritual is held all over Bali. The word “tawur” literally means, “pay” in a sense of a payment to the bhuta kala, …

A Literary Mirror: Balinese Reflections on Modernity and Identity
Sun, 27/02/11 – 18:03 | No Comment
A Literary Mirror: Balinese Reflections on Modernity and Identity

After successfully published several books related to Indonesian history and culture, KITLV this year is planning to publish another book. The Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) will release A Literary …

Song of Dharma, San Fransisco California
Sun, 27/02/11 – 17:07 | Comments Off on Song of Dharma, San Fransisco California
Song of Dharma, San Fransisco California

Your Weekly Dose of Beauty: Series of Song of Dharma, San Fransisco California

SONG OF DHARMA

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Photo courtesy by I Gede Oka Artha Negara & Bagus Mantra & Ketut Manjoel

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The Fourth Bali Spirit Festival
Sun, 27/02/11 – 9:22 | No Comment
The Fourth Bali Spirit Festival

Early Bird Tickets are Avalaible!
After achieving success in the previous three years, The Fourth Bali Spirit Festival will be held from March 23-27, 2011 in magnificent cultural town Ubud. This event is spiritually charged event …

Tumpek Kandang
Sat, 26/02/11 – 5:47 | One Comment
Tumpek Kandang

Yet another religious occasion will be celebrated on Saturday February 26, 2011 in accordance to the Balinese calendar. This day is known as Tumpek Kandang or Tumpel Uye and offerings are made to honour animals, …

Thrilling Water Attractions at New Kuta Green Park
Fri, 25/02/11 – 8:16 | No Comment
Thrilling Water Attractions at New Kuta Green Park

Experience the water excitement with your lovely family at New Kuta Green Park! Occupying 2-hectare area in Jimbaran, Pecatu, this place will give a new sensation on water excitement from thrilling water attractions to the …

Join The Crowd!
Thu, 24/02/11 – 8:59 | No Comment
Join The Crowd!

This year is the first year, for Youth Association (STT) which belongs to traditional village of Jimbaran to join Ogoh-ogoh competition and Baleganjur orchestra on a day before Nyepi Day.  The committee is believe …

Seminyak in a Glance
Mon, 21/02/11 – 13:32 | No Comment
Seminyak in a Glance

Seminyak is a rapid growing tourism area on the north of Kuta and Legian. Seminyak, over the last decade, has developed a world-class dining scene. Prices are high by Bali standards but on an international …

Bali Live! at The Nexus
Fri, 18/02/11 – 12:52 | No Comment
Bali Live! at The Nexus

The Nexus and Bali Institute For Global Renewal presents a musical celebration of Balinese world fusion, Bali Live! on Saturday, February 26th by the bay in San Francisco. For the first time in …

March 2011 Highlights
Mon, 14/02/11 – 14:19 | No Comment
March 2011 Highlights

March. Most people don’t see any special moment on this month. January has special New Year, February has valentine day, and what does March have? In Bali, March has some events that too good to …

Your Weekly Dose of Beauty: Series of W Retreat and spa
Sun, 13/02/11 – 13:11 | No Comment
Your Weekly Dose of Beauty: Series of W Retreat and spa

The fourth W Retreat in the world will make its debut in Bali in April.
The W Retreat & Spa in Seminyak, a fashionable spot on the island, follows the recent Koh Samui and Vieques openings …

No Money, No Balinese Youngsters Keep Creating Ogoh-Ogoh For this Year
Sat, 12/02/11 – 10:28 | No Comment
No Money, No Balinese Youngsters Keep Creating Ogoh-Ogoh For this Year

Ogoh-ogoh festival will be held a month later, on March 4th 2011, but Balinese youngsters have been preparing all things since a month ago. Now, in many Banjar, the smallest organization in Bali, you can …

Bali Airport To Have A Transit Hotel
Fri, 11/02/11 – 8:19 | No Comment
Bali Airport To Have A Transit Hotel

Bali’s Ngurah Rai airport is under large-scale redevelopment and upgrading to give the customers the best. This configuration will also include the construction of an airport hotel.
According to Kompas.com, Tommy Soetomo, the Director of state-owned …

New Hospital in Nusa Dua
Thu, 10/02/11 – 13:26 | No Comment
New Hospital in Nusa Dua

Occupying 1,2 hectare land within the BTDC complex-Nusa Dua, a home for 5-starred hotels, beach, golf course, the new BIMC hospital is under construction. If new BIMC hospital in Nusa Dua follows the plan, it …

Bali is Preparing Railway System
Wed, 9/02/11 – 16:59 | No Comment
Bali is Preparing Railway System

In late January memorandum of understanding (MOU) covering the plan to build railway system in Bali has been signed by the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Transportation, Bali Government, and Indonesian Train Company (PT. …

Laweyan, The Village of Batik
Tue, 8/02/11 – 12:10 | No Comment
Laweyan, The Village of Batik

UN has been announced Batik as a cultural heritage. It is not surprising because Batik indeed has uniqueness containing symbol and cycle of life. Almost in each area in Indonesia Batik has its own typical …

Bali: Art, Ritual, Performance – Feb 25-Sep, 2011 Asia Art Museum
Mon, 7/02/11 – 9:16 | One Comment
Bali: Art, Ritual, Performance – Feb 25-Sep, 2011 Asia Art Museum

A European observer in Bali near the end of the nineteenth century described a ritual in which a palanquin was carried to the ocean. It was, he said, “a very fine sight”:
In front …

Usaba Kaulu: Asak Village Karangasem – Bali Video
Fri, 4/02/11 – 21:56 | No Comment
Usaba Kaulu: Asak Village Karangasem – Bali Video

After the prayer session the most anticipated part of the ceremony is finally arrived. The boys leave the temple premise and stand on the street in front of the temple brandishing their cleavers; they are …

Ngusaba Guling Timbrah
Wed, 2/02/11 – 7:20 | No Comment
Ngusaba Guling Timbrah

On Tuesday, February 1, 2011, inhabitants of Timbrah Village in Karangsem Regency held a unique annual ceremony that is called Ngusaba Dalem or Ngusaba Guling. In this ceremony each family offers a roasted …

Nasi Jinggo: Cheap Balinese Favorite
Wed, 2/02/11 – 7:18 | No Comment
Nasi Jinggo: Cheap Balinese Favorite

For Balinese, although Bali serves internationally-acclaimed restaurants offering international favorites, those things cannot replace a traditional favorite. From 1980s up to now a fist of steamed rice completed with side dishes covered with banana leaves …

Little Tree, Big Contribution
Sun, 30/01/11 – 21:53 | No Comment
Little Tree, Big Contribution

As the result of the rapid development of tourism industry in Bali, unsustainable buildings were built ignoring the impact to the environment. Seeing this, Steve Palmer had a vision for a do-it-all ecologically sustainable store, …

Island of Millions Shrines
Thu, 27/01/11 – 5:06 | No Comment
Island of Millions Shrines

Bali, the Island of Thousands Temples, can boast of 50,000 temples, but that figure is far smaller then the number of shrine found in Bali. There are more than one and a half million shrines …