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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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Say “I Do” at Alila Villa Soori
Sat, 8/01/11 – 14:13 | No Comment
Say “I Do” at Alila Villa Soori

Lies on a gentle slope between verdant rice terraces and beautiful black-sand beaches overlooking the azure Indian Ocean, Alila Villas Soori is a blissful destination to mark new beginning in your lives. Diverse range of …

A Proposal For UNESCO’s Recognition
Sat, 8/01/11 – 6:54 | No Comment
A Proposal For UNESCO’s Recognition

During 2009-2010, many Indonesian cultural heritages such as Reog Ponorogo, Pendet Dance, and traditional song were claimed by another country. These facts led to the self-awareness to propose some dances and songs to be listed …

Om Unity Sudaji Bali
Thu, 6/01/11 – 14:17 | No Comment
Om Unity Sudaji Bali

Zanzan together with Sudaji community are successfully created tourism based on ecology in their own village. Zanzan then compiled a spiritual program for the tourists who seek the peacefulness. The tourists will start the activities …

Salsa in Bali
Thu, 6/01/11 – 6:53 | No Comment
Salsa in Bali

For over decades now, Bali is a true melting pot of cultures. Not only tourists are coming to Bali from all corners of the world, but also many foreigners are living and working …

Welcome to 2011. Or 1932?
Thu, 6/01/11 – 6:36 | No Comment
Welcome to 2011. Or 1932?

Everybody in the world is familiar with the solar based Gregorian Calendar system. It consists of 365 (usually) days, 52 weeks of seven days and 12 months of 28, 30, and 31 days. In Bali, …

Indonesian Healing Fair
Tue, 4/01/11 – 15:39 | No Comment
Indonesian Healing Fair

Indonesian Healing Fair
at Desa Seni, A Village Resort on January 22 & 23
CANGGU – BALI, INDONESIA Desa Seni, A Village Resort and the Yoga Panca Maya Foundation will be hosting the …

Siwaratri (Purgatory a la Balinese)
Mon, 3/01/11 – 5:51 | 9 Comments
Siwaratri (Purgatory a la Balinese)

Today Balinese celebrates Siwaratri, here is the interesting article on last year edition:
Tonight, on the seventh month’s  fourteenth day of waxing moon,  Balinese will celebrate the Siwaratri or the Night of Siwa. This holy day …

January 2011 Highlights
Mon, 3/01/11 – 4:39 | No Comment
January 2011 Highlights

Everyone in your city have prepared for the Christmas and New Year holiday for a couple of weeks. And you found yourself without any preparation because you will start the holiday in the early January, …

7 Reasons Why Have To Spend New Year’s Eve in Bali
Fri, 31/12/10 – 14:25 | No Comment
7 Reasons Why Have To Spend New Year’s Eve in Bali

December 31st definitely is not an ordinary day. You should be there somewhere which can provide you inspirational idea to make resolutions for better life in  next year. And Bali will provide you all things …

Mesmerizing Menjangan
Wed, 29/12/10 – 8:30 | Comments Off on Mesmerizing Menjangan
Mesmerizing Menjangan

Open the Bali map, point the finger at the western part and you will find a little island on the west tip. This island hides authentic wilderness. This island belonging to Singaraja regency is super …

Published works of Colin McPhee
Wed, 29/12/10 – 7:18 | No Comment
Published works of Colin McPhee

McPhee’s A House in Bali, the chronicle of his life there, is still considered a valuable introduction to Balinese culture.[citation needed] His posthumously published Music in Bali was the first comprehensive analysis of Balinese music …

Your Special Dose of Beauty: Series of Rejang Asak Beauties
Tue, 28/12/10 – 13:41 | No Comment
Your Special Dose of Beauty: Series of Rejang Asak Beauties

Rejang dance is conducted in slow procession style, the dancers move with extreme grace and delicacy. It is a dignified and elegant affair. Compare to other Balinese dances, rejang is the most dream-like dance, surpassing …

Honeymoon Planning Tips
Tue, 28/12/10 – 8:10 | 7 Comments
Honeymoon Planning Tips

Getting married is one of the most joyous times in a person’s life, and making that memory last is always a good idea. That is why planning the perfect honeymoon to accent your marriage is …

TABUH-TABUHAN.mp4
Tue, 28/12/10 – 7:47 | No Comment
TABUH-TABUHAN.mp4

Excerpt from McPhee’s “Tabuh Tabuhan”. Levi G. & Johannes N., piano.
TWILITE ORCHESTRA conducted by Addie MS
@ Sydney Opera House, concert hall.
July 21, 2009

A House in Bali
Mon, 27/12/10 – 8:54 | No Comment
A House in Bali

A House in Bali, Evan Ziporyn’s dense syncretic opera, regales you with sounds, moves, images, and contradictions. It’s a little like visiting Bali for the first time. The strangeness can be overwhelming, but you’ll never …

Pendet Mass Dance To Celebrate Mother’s Day
Sat, 25/12/10 – 13:29 | No Comment
Pendet Mass Dance To Celebrate Mother’s Day

1217 women wearing white Balinese traditional costumes flocked Lapangan Puputan-the large monument park- Klungkung on Wednesday (22/12). They brought the dancing tools with them. In this special day, Mother’s Day, they would like to emphasize …

Compromise in Bali
Sat, 25/12/10 – 6:50 | 2 Comments
Compromise in Bali

There is always a room to compromise or haggle on virtually anything in Bali. An example of a typical Balinese compromise is a compromise in ritual, Balinese ritual is not a dead set that …

Colin McPhee
Sat, 25/12/10 – 6:23 | No Comment
Colin McPhee

Colin McPhee (March 15, 1900, in Montreal – January 7, 1964, in Los Angeles) was a Canadian composer and musicologist. He is primarily known for being the first Western composer to make an ethnomusicological study …

SURFER GIRL’S SUPER 10 COUNTDOWN
Fri, 24/12/10 – 14:31 | No Comment
SURFER GIRL’S SUPER 10 COUNTDOWN

Hi Girls^^ Surfer Girl flagship store, Blue Groove and Life at Jl. Legian 138 has offered the most comprehensive surf lifestyle shopping experience in Bali for girls and guys for over a …

Perasi Virgin Beach at East Bali ….
Fri, 24/12/10 – 4:44 | No Comment
Perasi Virgin Beach at East Bali ….

Perasi is small village at Karangasem Regency but a village with rich tradition and panorama. There is a beautiful beach called Pasir Putih (named by local community) or it similar with white sand beach. The …

Many Coins and Paper Money on Kuningan Day: Bongan Gede
Mon, 20/12/10 – 17:46 | No Comment
Many Coins and Paper Money on Kuningan Day: Bongan Gede

Every Kuningan Day, people of Banjar Bongan Gede, Tabanan Regency, guide their ancestors to go back to their ‘home’. They give many offerings and money as the provisions. The family throws many coins into the …

Kuningan Celebration in Active Mt. Bromo
Mon, 20/12/10 – 17:27 | No Comment
Kuningan Celebration in Active Mt. Bromo

While Hindu in Bali celebrated Kuningan in peace, Hindu community in East Java celebrated Kuningan day heroically. They ignored the Mt Bromo’s warning status of ‘alert’ and kept holding the ritual on that full-blessing day …

Perang Jempana (The Battle of Deities)
Fri, 17/12/10 – 5:34 | One Comment
Perang Jempana (The Battle of Deities)

Perang Jempana (battle of deities’ effigies) Ritual is held at the Pura Panti Timbrah in Paksebali village, near Klungkung, Bali every 210 days precisely on Kuningan Holyday. This temple is a clan temple of Pasek …

Makotekan (The Exciting Purification Ceremony)
Thu, 16/12/10 – 3:57 | No Comment
Makotekan (The Exciting Purification Ceremony)

Many sacred and unique ceremonies and activities are held to celebrate Kuningan holyday, one of them is Makotekan activity. This unique activity can only be found in Munggu village, Mengwi, Badung. Makotekan is performed in …

Through the Eyes of Researcher: Balinese Hinduism as Belief
Wed, 15/12/10 – 4:58 | No Comment
Through the Eyes of Researcher: Balinese Hinduism as Belief

Here is an interesting piece of writing on Balinese Hinduism as a belief taken from Scott A Johnsen’s thesis which is entitled From Royal House to Nation: The Construction of Hinduism and Balinese Ethnicity In …

Take Part In Conserving Sacred Monkey Forest
Tue, 14/12/10 – 7:37 | No Comment
Take Part In Conserving Sacred Monkey Forest

For every visit to Ubud, people may not miss Monkey Forest as the must destination. This is not just a home for 1000 monkeys but important place for Padangtegal villagers. Due to the ecosystem …

Denpasar Will Serve You “Bulung”!
Sun, 12/12/10 – 15:04 | No Comment
Denpasar Will Serve You “Bulung”!

It is already well-known that seaweed has many benefits. This plant is used for cosmetics, medicines, and as a main ingredient of many kinds of meals. Since bulung (seaweed, Kappaphycus alvarezii in botany) contains many …

The Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal
Sun, 12/12/10 – 8:56 | No Comment
The Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal

The monkeys within the Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal are commonly called long-tailed macaques. Their scientific name is Macaca fascicuiaris. Macaques are found throughout Southeast Asia and many species of macaques live …

Bali Is My Life
Sat, 11/12/10 – 5:32 | No Comment
Bali Is My Life

“Bali Is My Life” is a multi-facetted documentary film luminous with images of Bali’s rich traditional culture and breathtaking natural beauty, produced by an award-winning international team. The film revolves around exceptional people and profound …

Emmilio Ambron
Sun, 5/12/10 – 14:48 | No Comment
Emmilio Ambron

Italian painter of note and student of Giancomo Balla, the well known Italian modernist. Ambron came to Bali after seeing Krauser’s photo book and an exhibition of …

Nangluk Merana – Balance The World, Prevent The Bad Things
Sun, 5/12/10 – 10:39 | No Comment
Nangluk Merana – Balance The World, Prevent The Bad Things

Lately, Indonesia seems so tragic. This country is suffering from the challenge of natural disasters: flood in Wasior, tsunami in Mentawai, and the latest is Merapi eruption. All people in other islands of Indonesia feel …

Penyekeban Galungan (The Beginning of a Battle)
Sun, 5/12/10 – 5:00 | One Comment
Penyekeban Galungan (The Beginning of a Battle)

Today, Redite Paing Dungulan, is the day of Panyekeban Galungan, According to Gregorian calendar falls on December 5, 2010. Here is previous article’s featuring that event:
Galungan, a Balinese celebration to commemorate the victory of Dharma …

Invitation To Save The World
Sat, 4/12/10 – 13:27 | No Comment
Invitation To Save The World

Heal the world…
Make it a better place…
For you and for me and the entire human race…
(Michael Jackson)

This legendary song will always reminds us to take care of the world. This is the fact human …

SIOBAK KHE LOK, A Well Blend of Chinese and Bali
Fri, 3/12/10 – 9:00 | No Comment
SIOBAK KHE LOK, A Well Blend of Chinese and Bali

Long time before finally I tasted my first Siobak, I craved to prove what my friend told me about it. But always failed for some other ridiculous reasons. Until my visit to Singaraja regency at …

Green Spirit Bali of Sudaji: A Sanctuary For Peaceful Soul
Thu, 2/12/10 – 8:14 | No Comment
Green Spirit Bali of Sudaji: A Sanctuary For Peaceful Soul

Bali exudes massive spirit that can’t be described through words. And even more when you visit a village in Buleleng regency named Sudaji. This is what Ketut Susanna Zanzan realized very well that he built …

A Million Bamboos for a Better Life
Mon, 29/11/10 – 18:02 | One Comment
A Million Bamboos for a Better Life

A tribute to bamboo for its strength and versatility is materialized on the exotic design of John Hardy’s jewelry. Through its program “Wear bamboo, Plant Bamboo” John Hardy wants to make all community in this …

December Highlights
Sat, 27/11/10 – 5:24 | 3 Comments
December Highlights

December seems to be the most special month amongst other months in 2010. Three main holidays from three different religions will appear on December. Surely, as the community who tolerate other religions’ celebration, Balinese will …

Yayasan Bumi Sehat
Fri, 26/11/10 – 9:20 | No Comment
Yayasan Bumi Sehat

Based on Kompas research in 2009, every single year there are approximately 13.778 maternal mortality cases in Indonesia. Even infant mortality is still considered high. Knowing this problem, Yayasan Bumi Sehat, has a mission to …

Pengotan Mass Wedding
Wed, 24/11/10 – 19:36 | No Comment
Pengotan Mass Wedding

Bangli will be missed when people mention the most attractive tourism area in Bali. But Bangli keep very well the custom inherited by their ancestors. One of them is mass wedding which is usually held …

Joged Bumbung- Sesapi Ngindang (Dollar)
Tue, 23/11/10 – 13:34 | No Comment
Joged Bumbung- Sesapi Ngindang (Dollar)

Joged bungbung is a popular social dance that is usually staged in the evening at hamlet meeting hall or on a wide open space. The joged bungbung is always performed in a paid troupe. The …