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The Bidadari Villas & Spa
Monday, 9 Dec, 2013 – 16:12 | No Comment
The Bidadari Villas & Spa

……. tranquil ambiance, friendly attentive staffs …….
Located in tranquil – serene of Umalas – Kerobokan – Kuta Utara, a sanctuary of privacy within magical of Bali. Its beautifully appointed private villas with individual swimming pools …

Nyepi: A Silent Celebration
Wednesday, 21 Mar, 2012 – 7:00 | One Comment
Nyepi: A Silent Celebration

Friday, 23/03/2012, early in the morning, the island of Bali will be blanketed with silence. Nyepi, Balinese New Year is celebrated with day of silence, fasting, and meditation.  Observed from 6 a.m. until 6 a.m. …

Tumpek Kandang
Saturday, 26 Feb, 2011 – 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, …

Denpasar Will Serve You “Bulung”!
Sunday, 12 Dec, 2010 – 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 …

Siat Sampian (Part 2)
Saturday, 19 Dec, 2009 – 10:03 | No Comment
Siat Sampian (Part 2)

Siat Sampian, or war of sampian is one of the oldest Balinese Hindu ritual that held annually only in Pura Samuan Tiga. In this war, dozens of female devotees attack each other using young-coconut leaf …

Fighting Global Warming a la Balinese
Friday, 11 Dec, 2009 – 7:35 | 4 Comments
Fighting Global Warming a la Balinese

Global warming has been the most popular and the most global problem recently and various ways have been thought, planed and implemented to fight the global warming and in the United Nation Conference For Climate …

Behind Galungan Holyday
Wednesday, 14 Oct, 2009 – 0:00 | 4 Comments
Behind Galungan Holyday

On Wednesday, Balinese celebrated Galungan Holyday, a holyday to commemorate the victory of Dharma (virtue) over Adharma (evil). This holyday is considered the pinnacle of Balinese struggle to subdue the negative force of evil, and …

Good Death from Balinese Point of View
Thursday, 8 Oct, 2009 – 16:24 | No Comment
Good Death from Balinese Point of View

Every culture on the face of the globe has its own view on death, and sometimes it even goes further to define what kind of death that can be called a good death; the manner …

Holding a Royal Balinese Wedding
Monday, 21 Sep, 2009 – 16:42 | One Comment
Holding a Royal Balinese Wedding

Royal Balinese Wedding which is usually held by princes and princes of ksatrya caste of Bali is always a spectacular event. The royal Balinese wedding reflects the prestige of the royal family, so the bigger …

Majesty of Mount Agung
Saturday, 22 Aug, 2009 – 0:00 | 2 Comments
Majesty of  Mount Agung

This shot was taken from Gumang Hill and Wikipedia says:
Mount Agung or Gunung Agung is a mountain in Bali. This stratovolcano is the highest point on the island. It dominates the surrounding area influencing the …

Guidelines for the Culturally Sensitive Guest
Sunday, 12 Jul, 2009 – 5:12 | 14 Comments
Guidelines for the Culturally Sensitive Guest

The Balinese people are very open to sharing their unique cultural heritage and the spiritual wisdom they have nurtured over centuries. Visitors to Bali will be warmly welcomed to most temples and ceremonies. There are, …

Mekar Bhuana Conservatory Performances in Singapore Rave Success
Tuesday, 7 Jul, 2009 – 16:00 | 3 Comments
Mekar Bhuana Conservatory Performances in Singapore Rave Success

Mekar Bhuana’s four-day tour to Singapore with performances at the Esplanade Theatres on the Bay was a resounding success. Over two nights, the 26-strong semar pegulingan troupe presented five performances of rare court repertoire to …

Tumpek Kandang : Balinese Animal Day
Saturday, 6 Jun, 2009 – 13:00 | 2 Comments
Tumpek Kandang : Balinese Animal Day

Today, Saturday, o6/06/2009, Balinese celebrate the “Tumpek Kandang” holiday. This holiday is dedicated to Sang Hyang Rare Angon, the god of all cattle and livestock. On this day Balinese show their appreciation and thankfulness …

Siat Sampian (Part 3)
Tuesday, 2 Jun, 2009 – 11:04 | No Comment
Siat Sampian (Part 3)

Siat Sampian, or war of sampian is one of the oldest Balinese Hindu ritual that held annually only in Pura Samuan Tiga. In this war, dozens of female devotees attack each other using young-coconut leaf …

Siat Sampian (Part 1)
Thursday, 21 May, 2009 – 15:14 | No Comment
Siat Sampian (Part 1)

‘Siat sampian’ or sampian war is one of the oldest Balinese Hindus’ sacred tradition that is performed annually at Samuan Tiga temple in Gianyar. In this war, dozens of premas – or women – worshippers …

Through The Eyes of Researcher: Cockfight and Balinese Men
Sunday, 17 May, 2009 – 8:00 | One Comment
Through The Eyes of Researcher: Cockfight and Balinese Men

Here is an interesting excerpt on cockfight and Balinese men taken from Clifford Geertz’s writing entitled “Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight”. It will give you an interesting insight on the relation between cockfight …

Balinese are Always Lucky
Friday, 1 May, 2009 – 17:05 | 2 Comments
Balinese are Always Lucky

Yesterday I realized an interesting fact about Balinese. We, Balinese are always lucky, precisely; we always think that we are lucky. How can it be? Ok I will begin with a trivial example, yesterday my …

Balinese Myths and Superstitions around Rain
Saturday, 7 Mar, 2009 – 20:26 | No Comment
Balinese Myths and Superstitions around Rain

A rice farmer being threatened by lightning. Ida Bagus Ketut Togog, Batuan (c. 1940), China ink on paper, 17.5 x 23 cm. Basle, llc 16680 (E. Schlager Beguest, 1971).
Many myths and superstitions emerges around rain …

Balinese Wedding Invitation
Thursday, 8 Jan, 2009 – 15:06 | 8 Comments
Balinese Wedding Invitation

In old days invitation to a wedding ceremony or other kind of ceremonies does not involve invitation card. The invitation is done by sending a package of food with a verbal invitation to the invitee …

Gajah Mada Town Festival
Wednesday, 31 Dec, 2008 – 9:43 | No Comment
Gajah Mada Town Festival

Recalling good memories of the past sometimes needs to be done. And Denpasar Municipality is presenting Denpasar community’s memory back through Gajah Mada Town Festival. Ten years ago, people of Denpasar crowded Gajah Mada …

Balinese Religious Procession
Saturday, 20 Dec, 2008 – 16:30 | 2 Comments
Balinese Religious Procession

If you happen to stay in Bali long enough or during the propitious days, you will likely to encounter a religious procession. Lines of Balinese, men and women, young and old, walk down the street …

Cat in Traditional Balinese Point of View
Tuesday, 16 Dec, 2008 – 18:51 | One Comment
Cat in Traditional Balinese Point of View

Cat, in traditional Balinese point of view, is an animal that its existence is dilemmatic, respected but plays no significant role, exist but rarely comes up to the surface. In vast inventory of Balinese religious …

A Balinese Folktale: I Belog Part I
Sunday, 9 Nov, 2008 – 20:05 | One Comment
A Balinese Folktale: I Belog Part I

“Do not judge a book from its cover,” is a proper saying for us in judging someone or thing. Since the appearance is not usually represent the inside. There are so many people who look …

Through the Eyes of Researcher: Defining Balinese Women in the Media
Thursday, 30 Oct, 2008 – 18:14 | 2 Comments
Through the Eyes of Researcher: Defining Balinese Women in the Media

Here is an excerpt taken from paper written by Helen Creese, entitled “Reading the Bali Post: Women and Representation in Post-Suharto Bali”. This excerpt discuss about defining Balinese women in the media.

In March 2000, the …

Through the Eyes of Researcher: Balineseness
Friday, 17 Oct, 2008 – 17:38 | No Comment
Through the Eyes of Researcher: Balineseness

Here is an excerpt taken from thesis written by Pamela Allen and Carmencita Palermo, entitled “Ajeg Bali: Multiple Meanings, Diverse Agendas”. This excerpt discuss about Balinese identity or “Balineseness” as the author put it.
Much …

Walking and Balinese
Tuesday, 23 Sep, 2008 – 13:48 | No Comment
Walking and Balinese

Nowadays, in Bali, walking has become an exclusive activity that mostly done by foreigners or peddlers. In the last few decades less and less Balinese walk to their destination. We prefer to ride our motorcycle …

Through the Eyes of Researcher: Gender in Bali
Tuesday, 26 Aug, 2008 – 22:44 | No Comment
Through the Eyes of Researcher: Gender in Bali

Here is an interesting excerpt about gender in Balinese society taken from an article written by Ana Dragojlovic entitled Performing Balinese Femininity in Migration. Without further ado here is the excerpt

The scholarship on gender in …

Hanging Out a la Balinese
Sunday, 20 Jul, 2008 – 8:08 | One Comment
Hanging Out a la Balinese

Late in the afternoon, when the farmers had just arrived home from the rice fields, when the factory workers ride home on their motorcycles, and when the children take bath after more than three hours …

Wrath of the Deity
Sunday, 13 Jul, 2008 – 11:17 | 3 Comments
Wrath of the Deity

Thousands of religious ceremonies that are held by Balinese each year for centuries give the island of Bali a unique characteristic; bring visitors to the island; drain the resources and savings of them who perform …

Let Others Define You
Saturday, 5 Jul, 2008 – 17:45 | No Comment
Let Others Define You

There is a traditional Balinese values that keeps disturbing me lately which seems to “conflict” with the value that spread globally nowadays. When I say the word “conflict”, it is based on my sole opinion. …

Dealing with Rat a la Balinese
Wednesday, 2 Jul, 2008 – 8:14 | 3 Comments
Dealing with Rat a la Balinese

Rat infestation has become worldwide problem that happen in all parts of the world and no wonder every civilization has their own way in dealing with rat. If Germans have their Pied Piper of Hamelin, …

Temple and Society
Saturday, 28 Jun, 2008 – 18:11 | No Comment
Temple and Society

Temple and societies in Bali has a unique bond in which a temple serves as part of identity of a society. All traditional Balinese social unit from households to kingdoms, possess their own temples where …

A Balinese Birthday
Friday, 25 Apr, 2008 – 18:03 | No Comment
A Balinese Birthday

Contrary to most of people in the world who are so interested with their birthday party that they are fond of creating something to make their birthday to be a luxurious moment, Balinese prefer to …

Through the Eyes of Researcher: Form and Variation in Balinese Village Structure
Monday, 21 Apr, 2008 – 16:08 | 3 Comments
Through the Eyes of Researcher: Form and Variation in Balinese Village Structure

Here is an interesting article by Clifford Geertz on Balinese village structure
As ALL things Balinese, Balinese villages are peculiar, complicated, and extraordinarily diverse. There is no simple uniformity of social structure to be found over …

My Old “Moon River”
Wednesday, 2 Apr, 2008 – 16:39 | No Comment
My Old “Moon River”

Yesterday, accidentally I listened to a song entitled “Moon River” by Andy Williams. It brought back my own “Tom Sawyer” memories. Back in 80s when I was a little boy, my friends and I used …

Cremation Tower
Friday, 28 Mar, 2008 – 17:17 | One Comment
Cremation Tower

Ngaben or cremation ceremony is arguably the most documented Balinese ceremony among hundreds of Balinse religious ceremonies. And of course the prima ballerina of Balinese cremation is the cremation tower or well known as Bade …

Jayaprana and Layonsari
Tuesday, 25 Mar, 2008 – 16:52 | One Comment
Jayaprana and Layonsari

English has Romeo and Juliet to be proud of as a spectacular literary work. Chinese has Sampik Ing-Tai that shows world community that they also have a great romantic story. And Balinese answer for a …

Mak Beng: A menu with Thousands Customers
Monday, 24 Mar, 2008 – 14:50 | No Comment
Mak Beng: A menu with Thousands Customers

Armed 12 employees, 28 wood chairs, 6 tables, and modest building Mak Beng will serve your lunch. This restaurant is never visited by only few customers. Approximately 12.00 pm it will be flocked by the …

On the way to Pasar Agung Temple
Sunday, 16 Mar, 2008 – 13:04 | No Comment
On the way to Pasar Agung Temple

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I found this amazing view on the way to …

Flower in Balinese Life
Wednesday, 12 Mar, 2008 – 17:07 | 5 Comments
Flower in Balinese Life

Flowers are important things for Balinese, since in every single day, Balinese need flowers for praying and also as offering to God. However not many Balinese know what kind of flowers is appropriate for praying …