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Kuningan Day
Friday, 1 Nov, 2013 – 11:20 | No Comment
Kuningan Day

Balinese Hindu’s will celebrate yet another religious day known as Kuningan on Saturday November 2, 2013. This ceremonial occasion falls exactly 10 days after the Galungan rituals and is a time to commemorate ancestral spirits …

Penampahan Galungan
Monday, 21 Oct, 2013 – 9:00 | No Comment
Penampahan Galungan

Penampahan Galungan, is a day before Galungan (a Christmas for Balinese). The word “Penampahan Galungan” derives from the word “tampah” which means “to slaughter” and “galungan” which means victory. So Penampahan Galungan is a day …

Penyajaan Galungan (Day for Meditation)
Wednesday, 16 Oct, 2013 – 14:00 | One Comment
Penyajaan Galungan (Day for Meditation)

The following Penyekeban is Penyajaan Galungan, here is previous article:
Penyajaan Galungan for Balinese is always a day full of cookies, Bali is covered with cookies. As its name suggest, the words “penyajaan” is derived from …

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, …

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, …

Honeymoon Planning Tips
Tuesday, 28 Dec, 2010 – 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 …

Makotekan (The Exciting Purification Ceremony)
Thursday, 16 Dec, 2010 – 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 …

Mt. Rinjani 3,726 Meters Hiking
Wednesday, 3 Nov, 2010 – 2:18 | No Comment
Mt. Rinjani 3,726 Meters Hiking

Mount Rinjani is an active volcano in Indonesia on the island of Lombok, It rises to 3,726 metres (12,224 ft), making it the second highest volcano in Indonesia, the third highest mountain of the Indonesian …

On Villa Design in Bali
Monday, 6 Sep, 2010 – 7:15 | 4 Comments
On Villa Design in Bali

Driving through the tourism areas of Bali, you can hardly miss to spot hundreds of villas that have established over the last decade. Take a look on these villas especially their designs while you are …

Alila Villas Uluwatu
Saturday, 26 Jun, 2010 – 6:19 | One Comment
Alila Villas Uluwatu

The Resort
Poised on an elevated plateau that meets with limestone cliffs sweeping down to the ocean, the view from the Alila Villas Uluwatu is nothing less than picture-perfect. Here contemporary Bali-inspired living design …

Blue Moon Villas
Friday, 21 May, 2010 – 5:33 | 3 Comments
Blue Moon Villas

Blue Moon Villas is located in Amed. Amed is approximately 3 hours drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport and the southern resorts of Kuta and Nusa Dua. The Amed area is a series of small …

Bali Free Ride Nations Cup
Sunday, 4 Apr, 2010 – 7:57 | No Comment
Bali Free Ride Nations Cup

Having seen them skimming across the waters off the Bali beaches and their riders performing almost impossible turns and seemingly their bodies still stick to the machines. Looks like fun!. Bali will play host to …

Mapepada Agung at Ulun Danu Batur Temple
Saturday, 3 Apr, 2010 – 5:00 | One Comment
Mapepada Agung at Ulun Danu Batur Temple

The sacred Mapepada Agung Ceremony was held on March 29, 2010 at Ulun Danu Batur Temple, this sacred ceremony was held in accordance with annual temple anniversary.  Mapepada Agung ceremony was held to purify the …

Baris Dadap at Ulun Danu Batur
Thursday, 1 Apr, 2010 – 13:27 | No Comment
Baris Dadap at Ulun Danu Batur

A very poignant and slow Baris compare to the other Baris. The Baris Dadap uses a weapon called a dadap, a canoe-like shield. In north Bali, the Baris Dadap is danced in …

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 …

Pande: Master of Metal
Wednesday, 10 Mar, 2010 – 11:00 | 2 Comments
Pande: Master of Metal

In Bali, becoming blacksmiths is not a matter of skill. Although you can learn how to make a steel implement, you cannot be called a blacksmith. The only way to become a blacksmiths is …

Blue Point Bay Villas’ Chappel, Uluwatu – Bali
Tuesday, 16 Feb, 2010 – 5:55 | No Comment
Blue Point Bay Villas’ Chappel, Uluwatu – Bali

Blue Point Bay Villas & Spa is situated at Uluwatu – Bali, on top of the cliff, on the extreme southern shore of Bali. The Blue Point Bay Villas & Spa romantic idea resolved in …

Kuta Seaview Cottage
Sunday, 7 Feb, 2010 – 11:35 | One Comment
Kuta Seaview Cottage

Kuta Seaview Cottage strategically located on the long golden sandy Kuta beach, well known for its surfing beach and as one of magnificent sunset in the world, provides an everlasting bliss for those craving for …

Puri Taman Sari
Saturday, 6 Feb, 2010 – 11:30 | No Comment
Puri Taman Sari

Puri Taman Sari offers you an unforgettable wonderful experience of living inside a traditional royal Balinese house compound with authentic Balinese architecture and nuance. Puri Taman Sari is designed and built based on Balinese ancient …

Villa Flamboyant at Banyuning Amed
Monday, 18 Jan, 2010 – 5:30 | 4 Comments
Villa Flamboyant at Banyuning Amed

“Feels like home” nowadays has become an overused phrase in describing a villa, and many times this phrase become meaningless, but for describing Villa Flamboyant, the phrase “feels like home” get its full meaning. Villa …

Villa Sepoi-Sepoi
Wednesday, 30 Dec, 2009 – 8:23 | 2 Comments
Villa Sepoi-Sepoi

Sepoi Sepoi is a majestic, absolute beachfront which can comfortably sleep up to 12 guests. This secluded beachside retreat sits on 1,800 square metres land at the beautiful Sira Beach on Lombok’s northwest coast. Here …

Seminyak
Monday, 28 Dec, 2009 – 7:03 | One Comment
Seminyak

Situated just on the north of Kuta and Legian, Seminyak has a more up market profile than Kuta with high-end shopping, combined with the clustering of many fashionable fine eating establishments and luxury accommodation. Seminyak …

Second Bali Airport to Boost Lovina Beach Property Investment
Thursday, 24 Dec, 2009 – 7:00 | 2 Comments
Second Bali Airport to Boost Lovina Beach Property Investment

Indonesian government confirmation of a second airport for the tourist island of Bali is expected to stimulate investment and increase property prices along the north coast of the tropical paradise island.

Dala Spa at Villa De Daun
Monday, 21 Dec, 2009 – 4:19 | 2 Comments
Dala Spa at Villa De Daun

DaLa in ancient Sanskrit means leaf. As a child of Mother Nature, the leaf is a symbol of the eternal cycle of life and man’s quest for vitality. A leaf is a source of nutrition, …

New face for a familiar place…Puri Saraswati Bungalows
Thursday, 17 Dec, 2009 – 8:05 | No Comment
New face for a familiar place…Puri Saraswati Bungalows

Puri Saraswati Bungalows has recently completed its new lobby. It is elegantly constructed of white Palimanan stone and beautiful carving on the pillars. The lobby is welcoming to guests and has a warm and friendly …

Tjampuhan Resort and Spa Ubud
Thursday, 17 Dec, 2009 – 7:56 | 43 Comments
Tjampuhan Resort and Spa Ubud

legendary since 1928
The classic Hotel Tjampuhan & Spa, built where two sacred rivers meet, has been legendary since 1928. As the first hotel in the artist colony of Ubud, this royal guest house graciously hosted …

Editor Review: Puri Raja Hotel
Friday, 11 Dec, 2009 – 7:03 | One Comment
Editor Review: Puri Raja Hotel

Great location for budget price is the main point you can get at Puri Raja Hotel. This hotel is located right at Legian beach and only a short walk to restaurants, bars, or cafés. …

Visa Travel Formalities
Friday, 11 Dec, 2009 – 5:28 | 16 Comments
Visa Travel Formalities

It is important to note that the Government of Indonesia has issued a new regulation concerning the Visa On Arrival policy. This most recent regulation applied by the Indonesian Government came into effect on 1st …

AIDS Day Out – Charity Bazaar
Wednesday, 9 Dec, 2009 – 14:10 | No Comment
AIDS Day Out – Charity Bazaar

Hard Rock Hotel Bali, in honor of AIDS Day conducted a charity event on Saturday, 5 December 2009. In line with our Hard Rock mantra ‘Take Time To Be Kind, Hard Rock Hotel …

Editor Review: Saren Indah Hotel
Thursday, 3 Dec, 2009 – 12:17 | No Comment
Editor Review: Saren Indah Hotel

Saren Indah Hotel is located around 200 meters south of Monkey Forest, Ubud, just a walking distance from the market. This little hotel has spacious and clean room with rice field or garden view for …

Editor Review: Grand Sinar Indah Hotel
Thursday, 26 Nov, 2009 – 6:50 | No Comment
Editor Review: Grand Sinar Indah Hotel

Grand Sinar Indah Hotel is a budget hotel in Legian area. This newly renovated hotel gives minimalist touch to its new look. The room is quite spacious and clean, the air con and TV work …

Editor Review: Aditya Beach Resort
Wednesday, 25 Nov, 2009 – 7:24 | No Comment
Editor Review: Aditya Beach Resort

Aditya Beach Resort is located at Lovina, North Bali. This three star hotel has a good location, right on the beach and has quiet atmosphere (except when Muslim morning prayer call is in the air). …

Editor Review: Ubud Village Hotel
Tuesday, 24 Nov, 2009 – 3:51 | No Comment
Editor Review: Ubud Village Hotel

Ubud Village Hotel is a three-star hotel down the Monkey Forest Road. The best part of this hotel is its location; it is in the center of Ubud, just a walking distance to many good …

Editor Review: Ubud Village Resort
Monday, 23 Nov, 2009 – 15:05 | No Comment
Editor Review: Ubud Village Resort

Located around 10 minutes drive outside Ubud center, Ubud Village Resort is a four-star resort that is good for honeymoon and romantic gateaway. Each of the Balinese-style villas in this resort has its own pool, …

Aston Bhavana Villas Seminyak
Wednesday, 18 Nov, 2009 – 6:23 | 2 Comments
Aston Bhavana Villas Seminyak

Strategically, located in the premium area of Seminyak, Aston Bhavana Villas is a villa resort that gives you easy access to Bali’s best restaurant and sunset bars such as Toscana, Trattorria, Rumours, Ultimo Hu’u bar, …

Boomerang from Waterbom Bali
Monday, 16 Nov, 2009 – 7:02 | 5 Comments
Boomerang from Waterbom Bali

Another thrilling waterslide from Waterbom Bali that will sends you down fast, climb 60 degrees up and throws you backward at the end.
This newest slide has the characteristic of a massive half pipe, where two …

Serangan Island: The Island of Charm and Hope
Saturday, 14 Nov, 2009 – 10:08 | No Comment
Serangan Island: The Island of Charm and Hope

The Charm of Serangan Island – Serangan Island Green Festival
Serangan Island, 13–15 November 2009

Serangan Island, on Bali’s south coast, has a diverse environment, society, culture and tourism which for many years has added value to …

Aston Legend Villa Sanur
Saturday, 14 Nov, 2009 – 4:19 | One Comment
Aston Legend Villa Sanur

The Aston Legend Sanur is nestled in peacefully quiet Sanur, featuring six private villas with one, two and three bedrooms set in immaculate walled gardens. Each villas has its own private pool, semi outdoor lounge …