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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New Rate of Airport Tax (Domestic Flights)
Thu, 18/11/10 – 7:38 | One Comment
New Rate of Airport Tax (Domestic Flights)

Indonesian government announced that airport tax for domestic flights will be increased up to 33%. This new rate will be officially valid per December 1st 2010. In the press release published by PT. Angkasa Pura …

Farewell To Ni Ronji, Farewell To An Inspirational Woman
Wed, 17/11/10 – 18:08 | One Comment
Farewell To Ni Ronji, Farewell To An Inspirational Woman

Shocking news came from Blanco’s sanctuary in Campuhan, Ubud, on Sunday (25/11). Ni Ronji, beloved wife of the late Don Antonio Blanco has passed away because of little accident in her home. Everybody from Indonesian …

November Highlights
Wed, 17/11/10 – 3:48 | One Comment
November Highlights

November is considered as rainy month that some tourists who crave to spend holiday in a beach may face disappointment. Indeed, due to climate change, the weather is hardly to be predicted. For some days …

Bali Video Message from Ana Ivanovic
Sat, 13/11/10 – 5:16 | No Comment
Bali Video Message from Ana Ivanovic

Video message from Ana Ivanovic following her tournament win in Bali 2010 which takes her back into the Top 20 of the WTA rankings. In the video, Ana is wearing a traditional …

2nd International Bali Meditators’ Festival
Fri, 12/11/10 – 7:26 | Comments Off on 2nd International Bali Meditators’ Festival
2nd International Bali Meditators’ Festival

“Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam: Living in Peace, Love and Harmony through Meditation”
Many people believe that the world is going to face the doomsday because of natural disasters and wars involving several countries. People are starting to kill …

Obama Returned to His Boyhood Home
Wed, 10/11/10 – 20:38 | One Comment
Obama Returned to His Boyhood Home

Yesterday (9/11), President of USA, Barrack Obama returned to Jakarta, a city where he lived in on his childhood. Obama came to Indonesia with the First Lady, Michelle Obama, and some ministers using Air Force …

Happy 1st anniversary to all BALI Photography GUIDErs
Tue, 9/11/10 – 9:18 | No Comment
Happy 1st anniversary to all BALI Photography GUIDErs

Dear Members and Fans,
Happy 1st anniversary to all BALI Photography GUIDErs.

Within just one beautiful year, we have been accomplishing quite significant progress. We believe that it is the power of “us” that help us to …

Janger Kolok (Deaf-Mute)
Sun, 7/11/10 – 6:03 | One Comment
Janger Kolok (Deaf-Mute)

Some people underestimate on disabled people. Some people think the disabled people can’t do anything even for themselves. It could be right but the deaf-mute people in Bengkala village prove this totally wrong. They have …

“Eat, Pray, Love” Inspires WTA’s Competitors
Sat, 6/11/10 – 10:12 | No Comment
“Eat, Pray, Love” Inspires WTA’s Competitors

The phenomenal film “Eat. Pray, Love” which had been released recently has spread the positive vibration to the world community especially about Bali. Many foreigners then came to Bali to feel the same what Gilbert …

Another Side of The Royal Cremation
Thu, 4/11/10 – 17:35 | No Comment
Another Side of The Royal Cremation

A royal cremation ceremony is not just a grand final send off that befitted a king but also a grand catwalk for the royal families, nobility, foreign dignitaries and royal guests. Take for example king …

Truly Trunyan
Fri, 29/10/10 – 15:45 | 3 Comments
Truly Trunyan

Trunyan. Some people recognize this name as a unique village situated in Bangli regency in which the dead body is simply put under the Trunyan trees. No cremation, no burial, just let the earth change …

October Highlights
Thu, 21/10/10 – 5:12 | 3 Comments
October Highlights

October Highlights
October is usually the beginning part of rainy season in Indonesia but with the global warming it seems hard to predict. Anyway, my prediction is; it will still be bright sunny in October just …

Festival Tektekan: Mystical Trance Ritual
Tue, 19/10/10 – 8:26 | One Comment
Festival Tektekan: Mystical Trance Ritual

For the sake of better life, Balinese people in each region hold a sacred procession to cleanse and purify the village and the community annually. This sacred ritual featuring drama and dances in Kerambitan village, …

Introduction to crematorium
Mon, 18/10/10 – 15:48 | One Comment
Introduction to crematorium

Cemetery in Bali

In Oxford English Dictionary, “cemetery” is defined as a burial-ground generally; now esp. a large public park or ground laid out expressly for the internment of the dead, and not being the …

ROAD TO BALI : Players Joining the Race Towards Glory in Bali Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions from 4 -7 November 2010 At The Westin Resort, Nusa Dua Bali
Sat, 16/10/10 – 17:38 | 2 Comments
ROAD TO BALI : Players Joining the Race Towards Glory in Bali  Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions from 4 -7 November 2010  At The Westin Resort, Nusa Dua Bali

TOP NAMES SET TO COMPETE AT COMMONWEALTH BANK TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS  Ivanovic and Hantuchova receive wild cards
The Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions this year promises an unbeatable feast of top-class tennis with Chinese icon Li …

The Perfect Day 10.10.10
Thu, 14/10/10 – 15:06 | No Comment
The Perfect Day 10.10.10

10/10/10, the perfect day based on Chinese interpretation, is believed as the perfect day by, it made people want to do something special and let us see what were happened during the perfect day around …

Melbourne Cup at Gracie Kelly’s
Fri, 8/10/10 – 12:08 | No Comment
Melbourne Cup at Gracie Kelly’s

Combine Sports, Fashion, plenty of cold beer and that incredible Aussie friendliness and you have a Melbourne Cup Carnival.

On Tuesday 2nd November Gracie Kelly’s again offers all of the above ingredients for the annual event …

Balinale International Film Festival 2010: From Movie Screening to Free Seminar
Thu, 7/10/10 – 14:38 | No Comment
Balinale International Film Festival 2010: From Movie Screening to Free Seminar

Are you a movie freak who want to pamper yourself with abundance of prestigious qualified movies from Indonesia and abroad? Or having a great passion in upgrading your talent in making movie? Be ready for …

SUNSET FITNESS
Thu, 7/10/10 – 8:33 | No Comment
SUNSET FITNESS

Take a deep breath…
Are you ready to take your fitness to the next level?
Sunset Fitness is Bali’s first boutique premiere Fitness Center.
We are committed to making a change in people’s lives so that you …

BALI Photography GUIDE
Tue, 5/10/10 – 17:27 | One Comment
BALI Photography GUIDE

Dear Members and Fans,
Thanks for your continous support for Bali Photography  Guide (BPG). We are existing because of your votes. Here are TOP THREE and best pictures of the month from each catagory:
TOP THREE PICTURE:
[BEST …

Muslim in east Bali
Wed, 22/09/10 – 13:26 | No Comment
Muslim in east Bali

Magibung is usually held to celebrate one’s Balinese birthday to show the solidarity. After following the ritual, the person who celebrates his/her birthday and relatives will sit encircling a big plate of rice and eat …

Bali Preserves The Indonesia’s Oldest Koran
Thu, 16/09/10 – 14:30 | No Comment
Bali Preserves The Indonesia’s Oldest Koran

When people around the world now are raging due to the different in beliefs, Bali seems stronger to uphold the harmony between the people whose beliefs are different. Even there are so many ancient artifacts …

Balinese gamelan : footage + music of I Wayan Lotring from 1972
Mon, 13/09/10 – 6:20 | Comments Off on Balinese gamelan : footage + music of I Wayan Lotring from 1972
Balinese gamelan : footage + music of I Wayan Lotring from 1972

PieterdeRooijHolland | August 29, 2010

I made this tribute to Lotring on the 30th of August, 2010. [PdR] The video contains segments of wonderful and unique footage – from a 20-minute documentary published onhttp://www.youtube.com/user/jackusful by ‘Jacques’ – …

Bali’s Botanical Gardens
Fri, 10/09/10 – 8:14 | One Comment
Bali’s Botanical Gardens

Kebun Raya Eka Karya is the official title for Bali’s botanical gardens that stretch majestically across a plateau between two minor mountain ranges in an area known as Bedugul. The gardens provide a recreational destination …

VOICE FOR BUYAN
Tue, 7/09/10 – 8:26 | No Comment
VOICE FOR BUYAN

For the past 10 years, water level at Buyan Lake has been mysteriously depleted. Based on satellite view, the current volume of water of Buyan Lake is approximated to be less than 50% of that …

Dutch return to Bali in 1946
Mon, 6/09/10 – 9:42 | No Comment
Dutch return to Bali in 1946

The return of the Dutch Army on the beach of Sanur in 1946.
Wikipedia says:
Following Japan’s Pacific surrender in August 1945, the Balinese took over the Japanese weapons. The Dutch returned to Indonesia in 1946, including …

Pratima
Mon, 6/09/10 – 7:31 | No Comment
Pratima

Pratima – small stone figures which portray religious personages. These serve as receptacles or vehicles for deified ancestors or the various manifestations of gods during their visits to earth.

Tumpek Wayang: A Day for Puppet
Sat, 4/09/10 – 9:11 | No Comment
Tumpek Wayang: A Day for Puppet

Saturday, September 4, 2010, Balinese-Hindu follower will celebrate the sacred Tumpek Wayang day. The Tumpek Wayang takes its name from the name of week of its occasion. It is celebrated every 210 days, in the …

The Origin of Balinese
Wed, 1/09/10 – 20:36 | No Comment
The Origin of Balinese

Far before Majapahit or Royal Family in Bali existed, Bali was a part of Java Island and it was not separated by a sea strait, which is occupied by some indigenous plants and animals …

A Cultural Festival to Celebrate Mangupura’s First Anniversary
Sun, 29/08/10 – 20:50 | No Comment
A Cultural Festival to Celebrate Mangupura’s First Anniversary

Previously, the capital city of Badung was an area in Denpasar. Thus, in 2008 the government of Badung proposed the relocation of the Badung’s capital and that proposal was approved by the Indonesian government.  As …

The Temple of Evil – Dalem Peed
Sun, 29/08/10 – 5:11 | 2 Comments
The Temple of Evil – Dalem Peed

A great many mainland Balinese make the trip to Nusa Penida every 210 days for the odalan (temple anniversary) for Pura Dalem  Peed (this year the temple anniversary falls on Wednesday, September 8, 2010). This …

September Highlights
Tue, 24/08/10 – 13:48 | Comments Off on September Highlights
September Highlights

Do you plan to have vacation in Bali on September 2010? You are such a lucky person since there are various events that would be held in Bali on this month. Here are the highlights.

ASTON INTERNATIONAL WILL OPEN THE NUSA DUA RETREAT ON OCTOBER 1, 2010
Tue, 24/08/10 – 9:24 | No Comment
ASTON INTERNATIONAL WILL OPEN THE NUSA DUA RETREAT ON OCTOBER 1, 2010

Bali, August 2010 – Aston International announced that the company is on target to open Bali’s newest luxury boutique villa resort, The Nusa Dua Retreat, on Friday October 1st, 2010.
The new property, which …

Colonial Living Persuasion
Thu, 19/08/10 – 17:20 | No Comment
Colonial Living Persuasion

Seminyak has been known widely as the area where famous restaurant serving delicious meaty meals. On Jl. Kunti-Seminyak, there is a colonial house which is tailored to be a restaurant which tropical green plants is …

Expressing Gratitude, Responsibility, and Wish in Gumang Temple
Tue, 17/08/10 – 12:04 | One Comment
Expressing Gratitude, Responsibility, and Wish in Gumang Temple

Every two years, exactly on full moon on Sasih Kapat (the fourth month on traditional Caka calendar), people from four villages in Karangasem, East of Bali, shoulder hundreds of giant roasted pig, walk on the …

Ocean 27
Tue, 17/08/10 – 11:47 | No Comment
Ocean 27

What do you expect from the suitable spot to enjoy the relaxation after struggling with tiring routine? Enjoying the fantastic feast? Relishing the breathtaking view and decoration? Sitting on the comfortable lounge with your friends …

Gumang Hill
Mon, 16/08/10 – 5:55 | No Comment
Gumang Hill

Gumang Hill is situated in Bugbug village, on the road between Candidasa and Amlapura in Karangasem Regency. This hill overlooks the majestic Mount Agung on the north and Lombok strait on the east. During a …

Best Body Art Artist 2010
Sun, 15/08/10 – 22:25 | No Comment
Best Body Art Artist 2010

Hard Rock Hotel Bali, The Leading Entertainment Hotel in Bali, held the Annual “Body Art Competition”, with qualifying rounds each Friday in July. Centerstage, was the venue for this spectacular event, which gives an opportunity …

I Made Jimat : Followed in His Mother’s Footstep
Mon, 9/08/10 – 18:26 | Comments Off on I Made Jimat : Followed in His Mother’s Footstep
I Made Jimat : Followed in His Mother’s Footstep

After the passing away of several Maestro of Balinese dancers, world community was shocked again by the report that Ni Ketut Cenik, a Maestro of Joged Pingit, passed away on July 24th. Now, Balinese and …