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July Highlight
Monday, 1 Jul, 2013 – 12:36 | No Comment
July Highlight

15 June – 13 July 2013
The 35th Annual Bali Art Festival
The 35th Annual Bali Art Festival is held from June 15 to July 13 2013. This one-month festivals boast more than 340 arts performances with …

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, …

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 …

A Cultural Festival to Celebrate Mangupura’s First Anniversary
Sunday, 29 Aug, 2010 – 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 …

Denpasar Municipality Ogoh-ogoh Competition
Saturday, 20 Mar, 2010 – 13:36 | 2 Comments
Denpasar Municipality Ogoh-ogoh Competition

Denpasar Municipality Ogoh-ogoh Competition that was held to celebrate Nyepi holiday as well as Caka New Year was over and the announcement of the winner was held yesterday 3/19/2008. Representations from 24 youth organizations that …

Omed-omedan: A Unique Ritual Part 1
Thursday, 18 Mar, 2010 – 6:06 | 4 Comments
Omed-omedan: A Unique Ritual Part 1

So many people, young and old, men and women, natives and foreigners came in flocks to see a unique ritual in Banjar Kaja, Sesetan village, South Denpasar, a day after Nyepi. The old men from …

Where to go in Denpasar
Friday, 12 Mar, 2010 – 8:13 | No Comment
Where to go in Denpasar

There are many interesting places you can visit in Denpasar, but since the temples in Denpasar are not visited quite often by the tourists so there is no temple dress available to be hired there, …

Denpasar Overview
Thursday, 11 Mar, 2010 – 6:46 | One Comment
Denpasar Overview

Situated in South Bali, around 13 km away from the airport, Denpasar is the largest city and capital of Bali. Denpasar is rapidly expanding multicultural city that can be seen as rather daunting but after …

Purnama: Full Moon
Friday, 29 Jan, 2010 – 10:26 | No Comment
Purnama: Full Moon

Purnama, or full moon in Bali is always a special day for ceremonies and festivities. Hundreds of temples all over the island celebrate their anniversary on a specific full moon each year. Since full moon …

Garuda Indonesia Introduces “Immigration On Board” Service
Wednesday, 27 Jan, 2010 – 13:08 | No Comment
Garuda Indonesia Introduces “Immigration On Board” Service

As part of its effort to implement ongoing service improvements, especially to facilitate more simple visa arrangements for tourists traveling to Indonesia, Garuda Indonesia – flag carrier of Indonesia – will introduce a new service …

Maha Bandhana Prasadha: The Apex of Denpasar’s Art and Cultural Events
Friday, 9 Oct, 2009 – 12:01 | No Comment
Maha Bandhana Prasadha: The Apex of Denpasar’s Art and Cultural Events

Denpasar Municipality holds a grand cultural event entitled Maha Bandana Prasadha. This cultural event is held at Puputan Badung square, from 8th – 10th of Oktober 2009. This event comprises of classical art performances …

Ubud festival for writers, readers begins
Thursday, 8 Oct, 2009 – 7:36 | One Comment
Ubud festival for writers, readers begins

The Jakarta Post ,  Ubud, Bali
More than 80 writers from 23 countries will again bring their inspiring ideas and voices to the annual Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, to be officially opened at the Ubud Royal …

Tipat Bantal War at Kapal Village
Wednesday, 7 Oct, 2009 – 8:32 | No Comment
Tipat Bantal War at Kapal Village

Monday, October 5, 2009, the inhabitants of Kapal village held The Aci Rah Pengangon ritual, known by local people as Perang Tipat‐Bantal or The Tipat Bantal War. This ritual is preceded with collective praying by …

Your Opening Dose of Beauty: Bali Art Festival 2009 Part 2
Tuesday, 23 Jun, 2009 – 13:58 | No Comment
Your Opening Dose of Beauty: Bali Art Festival 2009 Part 2

Denpasar, Bali (ANTARA News – The Bali Art Festival (PKB) will feature at least 180 art shows during the time it is held from June 13 through July 12, a spokesman said.
Around 14,000 artists representing …

Photo News: Tawur Kesanga
Wednesday, 25 Mar, 2009 – 0:00 | No Comment
Photo News: Tawur Kesanga

Photos of Tawur Kesanga ceremony at Puputan square in Denpasar, Sunday, March 18, 2007.

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A day prior to Nyepi, or Balinese New Year, the great Tawur Kesanga ritual is held all over Bali.

On Bali’s Arts and Crafts
Monday, 9 Feb, 2009 – 16:20 | One Comment
On Bali’s Arts and Crafts

There is probably no place in the world with such a high density of craftsmen and artisans in Bali. You name it and you can find it here woodcarving, stone carving, bone and ivory carving, …

Sanghyang Jaran
Sunday, 18 Jan, 2009 – 7:24 | One Comment
Sanghyang Jaran

Sanghyang Jaran, the Pemangku (temple priest) or a group of chosen men becomes himself the Sanghyang, possessed by ancestral deity, a Gandarwa (celestial soldier) on horseback. The dance is performed in the inner court yard …

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 …

The Sacred Baris Cina at Renon
Thursday, 18 Dec, 2008 – 17:33 | No Comment
The Sacred Baris Cina at Renon

Another performance of rare and sacred Baris Cina Dance was held in Kahyangan temple of Renon village on Saturday (12/13/08). This rare dance is usually held on the temple anniversaries of certain temples in Renon …

Keeping Balinese Language Alive
Monday, 24 Nov, 2008 – 16:47 | No Comment
Keeping Balinese Language Alive

The revival which is experienced by Balinese language in recent year is still considered not enough to fight degeneration of the popularity of Balinese language. Many Balinese agree that more and more Balinese using less …

Through the Eyes of Researcher: Mediumship Sessions in Bali
Wednesday, 19 Nov, 2008 – 17:15 | No Comment
Through the Eyes of Researcher: Mediumship Sessions in Bali

Here is an interesting excerpt on mediumship sessions in Bali which is taken from a writing entitled “Mediumship and Magic in Bali” by Hoyt L. Edge.
During a research expedition in October-November, 1990, I witnessed (and …

Balinese People Struggle Monument (Bajra Sandi)
Sunday, 28 Sep, 2008 – 16:15 | No Comment
Balinese People Struggle Monument (Bajra Sandi)

A hidden wonderful place has been found, in the heart of Denpasar; it stands firmly on the center of a very wide green yard. No one will expect amazing spectacles inside of this monument. Balinese …

Ngelawang at Bali Art Festival
Wednesday, 2 Jul, 2008 – 18:01 | No Comment
Ngelawang at Bali Art Festival

On June 28th, at 10.00 in the morning Art Center was filled with visitors. Men-women, young-old, and native-foreigners seemed never want to blink their eyes as if they did not want to miss a thing …

Nasi Ayam Kedewatan’s Mrs. Mangku in Denpasar
Thursday, 22 May, 2008 – 16:38 | No Comment
Nasi Ayam Kedewatan’s Mrs. Mangku in Denpasar

Standing on Tukad Badung Street, Renon Denpasar is one of two franchises of Nasi Ayam Kedewatan’s Mrs. Mangku (the central of course in Kedewatan, Ubud and another franchise is in Kuta. This restaurants attracts many …

Through the Eyes of Researcher: Buddhism in Bali
Wednesday, 21 May, 2008 – 14:57 | No Comment
Through the Eyes of Researcher: Buddhism in Bali

Here is an interesting writing on Buddhism in Bali by venerable S. Dhammika. It is interesting to see the point of view of a Buddhist Monk form outside Bali on Buddhism in Bali.

Much attention has …

I Gusti Made Deblog
Thursday, 15 May, 2008 – 16:45 | No Comment
I Gusti Made Deblog

Ubud is indisputable center of Balinese art especially for painting with its numerous talented artists and many excellent paintings. However there are artists of talent emerge outside Ubud whose style and substance appear to develop …

What to Eat while Hanging Out in A Warung
Tuesday, 8 Apr, 2008 – 17:12 | No Comment
What to Eat while Hanging Out in A Warung

After school, Denpasar teenagers especially the female do not go back home directly. They come by to the modest warung (a small roadside stall that sells snacks, drinks and convenient household items. However, in Bali …

The Royal Cremation Ceremony of Dr. Anak Agung Made Djelantik
Thursday, 3 Apr, 2008 – 14:36 | One Comment
The Royal Cremation Ceremony of Dr. Anak Agung Made Djelantik

On Friday, April 11th 2008, the royal cremation ceremony of the late Dr. Anak Agung Made Djelantik will be held at the royal palace of Karangasem, rescheduled from the initial plan in which the cremation …

Through the Eyes of Researcher:Buying Offerings
Wednesday, 16 Jan, 2008 – 20:24 | No Comment
Through the Eyes of Researcher:Buying Offerings

Here is an interesting piece of writing on the growing trend of buying offerings for religious ceremony which is taken from Scott A Johnsen’s thesis which is entitled From Royal House to Nation: The …

Remembered for introducing Balinese painting to the world
Tuesday, 8 Jan, 2008 – 8:04 | No Comment
Remembered for introducing Balinese painting to the world

A well-written story of Anak Agung Made Djelantik features The Jakarta Post, here is the full sotry:
Kadek Krishna Adidharma, Contributor, Ubud, Bali
Born a Balinese prince at the time of Dutch occupation, Anak Agung Made Djelantik …

People of Bali
Tuesday, 13 Nov, 2007 – 15:21 | No Comment
People of Bali

The Balinese are just one of Indonesia’s 250 ethnic groups. Like most Indonesians they are a blend of races, with the accent on the deutero-malayan race of Central and East Java, with traces, of Polynesian …

Aria Luxury Villas & Spa
Tuesday, 13 Nov, 2007 – 9:00 | One Comment
Aria Luxury Villas & Spa

Aria Luxury Villas & Spa is located at Jl. Peti Tenget, Kuta – Bali, just 5 minutes drive to Peti Tenget Beach 15 minutes from the center of Kuta, the center of shopping Mecca in …

BALI HOLIDAY RESORT, KUTA, BALI
Saturday, 10 Nov, 2007 – 9:19 | One Comment
BALI HOLIDAY RESORT, KUTA, BALI

The sound of crashing waves, sea breezes gently wafting in the coconut palms, crimson sunset skies… where you …

BALI RANI HOTEL, KUTA, BALI
Thursday, 1 Nov, 2007 – 15:26 | No Comment
BALI RANI HOTEL, KUTA, BALI

Welcome to Bali Rani Hotel, Combining the proud and mystical culture of the Balinese and its famous …

Bumas Hotel, Sanur, Bali
Wednesday, 31 Oct, 2007 – 13:30 | No Comment
Bumas Hotel, Sanur, Bali

The village of Sanur has resisted the change seen in other areas of Bali and remains steeped in an …

Tips for Buying Woodcarving
Friday, 26 Oct, 2007 – 12:53 | No Comment
Tips for Buying Woodcarving

To find high quality wood carving in Bali you have to go to Gianyar regency, especially in the village of Mas, and Kemenuh. There are two main types of woodcarving. Traditional carving, in the form …

Bali Summer Hotel Kuta
Tuesday, 16 Oct, 2007 – 8:20 | No Comment
Bali Summer Hotel Kuta

Bali Summer Hotel is located only 15 minutes away from Ngurah Rai International Airport and only 20 minutes …

Bali Garden Hotel, Kuta, Bali
Saturday, 13 Oct, 2007 – 19:51 | No Comment
Bali Garden Hotel, Kuta, Bali

Right on World Famous Kuta Beach, Bali Garden Hotel is …

La Taverna Bali Hotel
Wednesday, 19 Sep, 2007 – 21:40 | No Comment
La Taverna Bali Hotel

La Taverna Bali Hotel is situated on 1.1 hectares of prime land with spacious and well kept tropical gardens on the beautiful beach front of Sanur and easy walking distance to shops and …

Breaking News – Ozjet to operate Perth-Bali flights
Friday, 14 Sep, 2007 – 12:04 | 2 Comments
Breaking News – Ozjet to operate Perth-Bali flights

Australian charter operator OzJet will move into the improving Bali market later this month.
Following on the success of its Perth-Derby service launched earlier this year, the carrier will start a three times weekly …