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Short History of Catholic in Bali
Tuesday, 25 Dec, 2012 – 6:16 | No Comment
Short History of Catholic in Bali

On December 25th all Christians all over the world will celebrate Christmas day, so do Christians in Bali. Although the majority of the dwellers in this island are Hindu but they keep respecting others. How …

A Tale From North: Pedawa Village
Wednesday, 6 Jul, 2011 – 8:07 | No Comment
A Tale From North: Pedawa Village

Buleleng, the northernmost area of Bali conceals an old Balinese village in which culture and arts are different from today’s Balinese village. The community has their own traditional costumes and a special dialect. Due to …

Tawur Kesanga: Payment to the Demon
Friday, 4 Mar, 2011 – 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, …

Ogoh Ogoh – Creating Monster
Sunday, 14 Mar, 2010 – 6:25 | No Comment
Ogoh Ogoh – Creating Monster

Pangrupukan, Balinese New Year eve is always full with celebration and festivity, and ogoh-ogoh, the monstrous doll of Bhuta kala, evil spirit or the personification of negative force, is an indispensable part of this festival.

Melanting Waterfall, Banjar, Buleleng
Sunday, 7 Mar, 2010 – 7:19 | 2 Comments
Melanting Waterfall, Banjar, Buleleng

This waterfall  is About 15 meters height; located in the middle of the coffee and clove forest in the east end Munduk Village, Banjar District, + / – 42 km south of Singaraja City.
Sound of …

Protest on “Eat, Pray, Love”
Thursday, 22 Oct, 2009 – 6:01 | 2 Comments
Protest on “Eat, Pray, Love”

Bali was taken by surprise; dozens of trucks and transport cars for the final shooting of Hollywood latest project “Eat Pray Love” arrived ahead of the schedule, and lined the rice fields of Banjar Bentuyung, …

Nights after the Cremation Ceremony
Saturday, 30 May, 2009 – 13:45 | No Comment
Nights after the Cremation Ceremony

Cremation ceremony is a source of joy for Balinese even after the ceremony is over. For three nights after the cremation ceremony the male member of the banjar (hamlet), clan members and relatives that stay …

Through the eyes of researcher: Balinese Public Titles
Friday, 24 Apr, 2009 – 17:10 | No Comment
Through the eyes of researcher: Balinese Public Titles

Here is an interesting excerpt on Balinese Public Titles taken from Clifford Geertz’s writing entitled “Person, Time, and Conduct in Bali : The Social Nature of Thought”, that will give you an interesting insight on …

Selamat Hari Raya Nyepi….happy New Year in Bali
Thursday, 26 Mar, 2009 – 0:00 | 4 Comments
Selamat Hari Raya Nyepi….happy New Year in Bali

March 26, 2009
Selamat Hari Raya Nyepi….happy New Year in Bali. What a wonderful way to bring in a new year. The new year in Bali is celebrated with 24 hours of total silence. …

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 …

Through The Eyes of Researcher: Balinese Organized Group
Wednesday, 17 Dec, 2008 – 16:53 | No Comment
Through The Eyes of Researcher: Balinese Organized Group

Here is an interesting article on Balinese organized group and their significance in Balinese culture. This article is taken from Clifford Geertz’s paper, entitled “Form and Variation in Balinese Village Structure”.

The Balinese term for …

Replacing The ‘Iron Shirt’
Tuesday, 9 Dec, 2008 – 8:09 | One Comment
Replacing The ‘Iron Shirt’

In the early 90s, Safari was popular among Balinese male. That is true that Safari can show man’s dignity since its fabric and style enable it. However, in the middle of ’90, its popularity decreased. …

Traditional Volunteerism in Bali
Saturday, 8 Nov, 2008 – 12:45 | No Comment
Traditional Volunteerism in Bali

Volunteerism has been exist in Balinese society for centuries in various forms, one of them is “ngayah” The word ‘ngayah’ is hard to define, it is derived from the word ‘ayah’ means ‘voluntary work,’ and …

Political Campaign in Bali
Wednesday, 5 Nov, 2008 – 15:12 | No Comment
Political Campaign in Bali

Indonesian General Election is approaching; the legislative candidates promote themselves zealously, you can see ballyhoos, posters, and banners of the candidates line up on both side of the street and on the strategic places such …

Through the Eyes of Researcher: Balinese Household
Thursday, 18 Sep, 2008 – 18:46 | No Comment
Through the Eyes of Researcher: Balinese Household

Here is an interesting excerpt on Balinese Household that is taken from Ayami Nakatani’s Paper entitled “Private or Public? : Defining Female Roles in the Balinese Ritual Domain”.
Apart from communal temples, public offices, schools and …

The Banjar Suka Duka in the Netherlands
Saturday, 16 Aug, 2008 – 16:59 | Comments Off on The Banjar Suka Duka in the Netherlands
The Banjar Suka Duka in the Netherlands

Here is an interesting excerpt about Balinese and Balinese community in Netherlands taken from an article written by Ana Dragojlovic entitled Performing Balinese Femininity in Migration. Without further ado here is the excerpt
Banjar …

Balinese Civilization and Three Sages from Java
Wednesday, 23 Jul, 2008 – 16:21 | No Comment
Balinese Civilization and Three Sages from Java

The development of Balinese civilization has a quite long history. The first evidences of human appearance in Bali date back to the Stone Age, tens of thousands years ago, with the founding of few artifacts …

Fate of Kulkul
Thursday, 26 Jun, 2008 – 20:15 | One Comment
Fate of Kulkul

Before we proceed to the fate of kulkul, in present days, it is better to shed some light on what the kulkul is. Kulkul is Balinese wooden slit gong. It is made of long, hollowed-out …

Balinese Cultural Congress I: Do not Let Bali lose its Identity
Tuesday, 24 Jun, 2008 – 16:45 | One Comment
Balinese Cultural Congress I: Do not Let Bali lose its Identity

Many people agree that Bali has interesting culture and art. They love to see all the art and cultural products from the fine arts to the dance and from shadow puppet to traditional drama performance. …

Pecalang and the Silence Day
Friday, 4 Apr, 2008 – 17:52 | One Comment
Pecalang and the Silence Day

Pecalang (traditional Balinese security force) is responsible for securing the traditional ceremony or events which are held in Bali. From directing the traffic on the road near the venue of a religious ceremony in order …

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 …

Creating the Giant Puppet (ogoh-ogoh)
Wednesday, 20 Feb, 2008 – 17:01 | One Comment
Creating the Giant Puppet (ogoh-ogoh)

On March 7th Balinese will celebrate Nyepi (Balinese New Year) but for the teenagers all over the island the special day is a day prior to nyepi on March 6th. On this day ogoh-ogoh (a …

The Royal Palace of Buleleng
Friday, 8 Feb, 2008 – 18:30 | One Comment
The Royal Palace of Buleleng

The Royal line of Buleleng, Singaraja is descended from the Son of Dalem Sagening, the King of Gelgel, Klungkung named Ki Gusti Anglurah Pandji Sakti. Pandji Sakti, it is recorded left from Klungkung to establish …

Preference of Borrowing Money
Friday, 28 Dec, 2007 – 16:38 | No Comment
Preference of Borrowing Money

Before going further on this short article I would like to tell you a place which becomes the setting on this article. It is Banjar Belanjong, a small area in Sanur. If you ever heard …

Bazaar a la Balinese
Monday, 3 Dec, 2007 – 17:34 | No Comment
Bazaar a la Balinese

As far as we know, in general bazaar is done by selling goods, foods, or sometimes items made by hand. It is normally sold with low price to attract people. Based on the Oxford Dictionary …

Through The Eyes of Researcher: Pornographic Demons
Friday, 30 Nov, 2007 – 17:16 | No Comment
Through The Eyes of Researcher: Pornographic Demons

Here is an interesting piece of writing on Balinese Giant Demon Puppet (ogoh-ogoh) taken from Scott A Johnsen’s thesis which is entitled From Royal House to Nation: The Construction of Hinduism and Balinese Ethnicity In …

On Collective Cremation
Wednesday, 22 Aug, 2007 – 15:03 | One Comment
On Collective Cremation

Collective cremation season is on in Bali, dozens of collective cremation take place in eastern area of Bali especially in the regency of Gianyar, Klungkung and Bangli, some collective cremations also stage in Tabanan. Collective …

From Sacred to Profane: Barong and Rangda Dance
Saturday, 4 Aug, 2007 – 12:27 | One Comment
From Sacred to Profane: Barong and Rangda Dance

Of all the form of Balinese dance, the Barong and Rangda performance which involves trance possession were the most fascinating to early western residents and visitors. Followers of the Barong frequently practiced self-stabbing during a …

Ritual and Efficiency
Thursday, 2 Aug, 2007 – 11:22 | No Comment
Ritual and Efficiency

Rituals and ceremonies have become indispensable part of Balinese daily life. It seems that in their life, Balinese witness, attend, participate and organize a never-ending series of rituals and ceremonies in their life. These rituals …

Being Balinese
Saturday, 21 Jul, 2007 – 12:53 | No Comment
Being Balinese

What makes a person a Balinese? Answering this question will need a closer look on the characteristics of the Balinese. With no further ado, I present you, the Balinese.
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Balinese are bound by their family, local …

Barong Landung: Protective Effigy of the Village
Wednesday, 18 Jul, 2007 – 14:56 | No Comment
Barong Landung: Protective Effigy of the Village

Barong Landung is a magically protective effigy which is found in many villages of Denpasar area in preference to Barong Ket and other types of animal Barong. The word ‘landung’ means tall and indeed the …

Bale Banjar: Hamlet Meeting Hall
Tuesday, 12 Jun, 2007 – 15:34 | No Comment
Bale Banjar: Hamlet Meeting Hall

Hamlet, or Banjar in Balinese language, is the center of Balinese social and political life. Every Balinese is member of a banjar community, he has an obligation to attend all banjar activities, failure to attend …

Sekaa Teruna: Traditional Youth Organization
Friday, 8 Jun, 2007 – 17:21 | No Comment
Sekaa Teruna: Traditional Youth Organization

Almost all Balinese youths either live in the island of Bali or outside are belong to the traditional youth organizations. Every hamlet (banjar) in has its own traditional youth organization, well known in Bali as …

Bali Standing Strong
Wednesday, 18 Apr, 2007 – 10:00 | One Comment
Bali Standing Strong

Hindu-Balinese identity is enforced through pork meatballs and praying competitions.
Walking the streets of Denpasar, you will probably notice small food stalls and carts bearing red and white banners that read Bakso Krama Bali (BKB), meaning …

The Importance of Family
Saturday, 31 Mar, 2007 – 13:34 | One Comment
The Importance of Family

In Balinese culture, a man and a woman is considered to be complete when they are unite to form a family that worship common ancestors in the family shrine of each Balinese household.
Family ties are …

On Balinese Village
Friday, 30 Mar, 2007 – 15:57 | No Comment
On Balinese Village

As all things Balinese, Balinese villages are peculiar, complicated, and extraordinarily diverse. There is no simple uniformity of social structure to be found over the whole of the small, crowded countryside, no straightforward form of …

Holy Water: The Backbone of Balinese Hinduism
Saturday, 10 Mar, 2007 – 14:22 | 2 Comments
Holy Water: The Backbone of Balinese Hinduism

The most important part of all Balinese ceremony is a Holy water. Holy water accompanies every act of Hindu-Balinese worship from individual devotion at household shrine to island-wide ceremonies. Holy water acts as an agent …

Banjar: Balinese People’s Republic
Wednesday, 7 Mar, 2007 – 15:50 | No Comment
Banjar: Balinese People’s Republic

Banjar, or Balinese neighborhood organization, an aggregate of member families that plans, organizes, and executes the great majority of activities that makes up Balinese life. Anthropologist uses the term “hamlet” for banjar. The banjar is …

How Balinese Settle a Dispute
Saturday, 24 Feb, 2007 – 12:31 | No Comment
How Balinese Settle a Dispute

A dispute involving Balinese on both sides will likely be settled out of courtroom. The court is considered the last resort for justice and settlement by Balinese, avoided if possible. The Balinese prefer to settle …

Bitterness Behind a Cremation Ceremony
Tuesday, 30 Jan, 2007 – 15:27 | No Comment
Bitterness Behind a Cremation Ceremony

A cremation ceremony is a joyful moment, full of happiness and festivity, with tons of offerings, lavishly decorated cremation tower, energetic sound of Gamelan Balaganjur, elegant procession, and flocks of family, relatives, and Banjar members.

Theoretically, …