Land for sale at Balangan Beach, Jimbaran Bali
headline »
Thu, 5/06/14 – 9:52 | No Comment

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 …

Read the full story »
Arts & Culture

There is probably no place in the world with such a high density of craftsmen and artisans in Bali.

Bali News & Events

Bali’s latest news and upcoming events

Dance, Drama & Music

It’s all about Bali’s art performance

Guides

What you need to know when exploring the paradise island of Bali

Religion

Patchwork of insights into the soul of Bali

Home » Destination and Resort

Walking and Balinese  

by on Tuesday, 23 September 2008No Comment | 870 views

ngelawang

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 even to cover 50-meter distance to the nearest food stall (warung). My father or grandfather told me that they used to cover 50 60 km by walking to find medicine for my grandmother or to attend a temple ceremonies, and they ended their stories with a complaint on how spoil the younger generation of Balinese nowadays with their motorcycles or cars.

Maybe the only walking activity that is survived in Bali the walking activity in relation with religious ceremony, such as walking on a religious procession, and this walking activity usually restricted for short distance, and for the distance that more than 5 km, Balinese prefer to use car or truck to transport the religious procession. The only long-distance walking activity that covers more than 10 Km, which is done by Balinese, is a Melancaran activity. Melancaran is a journey of Barong (personification of Lord Protector in form of mythical beast such as lion, tiger, boar, etc) in a certain area in order to restore the balance of negative and positive force in that area. The Melancaran Barong activity is held during a 42-day period following Galungan. The Melancaran can cover a few villages or 3 up to 5 hours of walking.

ngelawang

The popularity of motorcycle, the bad condition of the sidewalk, the blazing heat of the sun and other inconveniences experienced by pedestrians seem to deter Balinese to take a walk to their destination.

Your Ad Here



  • Datamine 3.24
  • Virtual Surveyor
  • Socet GXP 4.1 & Socet SET 5.6
  • DAVID Laserscanner v4.4.0.686
  • Leave your response!

    Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

    Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

    You can use these tags:
    <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

    This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.