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Friday, 30 December 2011

Happy New Year 2012

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Saturday, 17 December 2011

Banyan Tree Ungasan Hotel Bali



Banyan Tree Ungasan Bali is a five star luxury resort. The facilities at the resort include the award winning Banyan Tree Spa, three world class restaurants and dining options, cascading swimming pools, gymnasium, executive meeting rooms, ballroom and children play area. Designed in line with the intricate ethos of Bali, each contemporary pool villa in Banyan Tree Ungasan is a private retreat, built to make the most of the resort magnificent vistas. Villa amenities include marble bathroom with sunken bath, a Balinese style outdoor shower, a private infinity pool, an outdoor jet pool, an outdoor daybed, and a Balinese pavilion. Carefully selected furnishings combine contemporary design with touches of Balinese artistrySet high on the cliffs near to the Uluwatu Temple, Banyan Tree Ungasan brings definitive fine cliff top living to the renowned beach island of Bali. All villas are with pool located at the southernmost point of Bali, offers unparalleled views of the Indian Ocean, complete with a level of comfort and privacy synonymous with the Banyan Tree brand. Banyan Tree Ungasan is about 35 minutes drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport. Bumbu restaurant is the main restaurant offering Indonesian and International cuisine. Ju-Ma-Na is a gourmet seafood and Tamarind for organic delicacies and herbal drinks. Balinese inspired architecture and exquisitely landscaped gardens. Luxury semi open concept lobby. Spacious in size, extensive seating arrangement with sofas. Lobby is overlooking to the ocean with combination of minimalist, traditional Balinese and modern design.

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Wednesday, 23 November 2011

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Saturday, 30 July 2011

Hotel Sanur Beach


The Garuda Bungalow features classic decor with Balinese living space on an open terrace overlooking a private pool and gardens. It also has the attention of a private staff to meet the wishes and needs special guest.

In the resort complex are two swimming pools, a playground for children and a health center offering a sauna and massage. There are also facilities for tennis, miniature golf, volleyball, badminton, table tennis, jogging. Outrigger boat can be rented by the hour. Snorkeling, sport fishing, diving and other recreational potential.

Bicycles are available for guest users. In fact, the resort organizes bicycle tours daily that allow early birds to experience daily life in Balinese villages nearby. Groups of tourists left a sunrise and return two hours later in time for breakfast.

Thai dishes and French selections are among the specialties available to customers in the restaurants of the East West station, offering guests a choice of dining al fresco on the terrace or inside seat where there is air conditioning.

The Tirta Poolside Bar, restaurant and pizzeria serves buffet breakfasts, lunches, dinners and, with a full range of drinks. Near the beach is Warung Seahorse, open every night for grilled seafood and more. Drinks and snacks are also available in the bar Perahu and Lounge, where live music is presented nightly. Cultural performances of Balinese dance, music and theater are held on the outdoor stage of the resort, with a sumptuous buffet highlighting Indonesian specialties.

For groups of companies that want to combine business with pleasure, the resort has conference facilities that are more than sufficient. Meetings to 400 people can be accommodated in the Wantilan thatched roof. The room can comfortably manage Garuda small group of 120 people, while Jauk room is suitable for up to 40 people.

Friday, 22 July 2011

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Monday, 4 July 2011

Ratna Beach Hotel in bali

Ratna Beach Hotel

Ratna Beach Hotel located in the heart of Sanur , Bali. just a minute walk to the beach surrounded among lush tropical garden, you will enjoy a swimming pool. A bar and friendly service restaurant offers excellent dishes of both European and local cuisine. It drives just 20 minutes from Bali's International airport, 10 minutes to Denpasar City. Several restaurants, pubs, disco, artshops, supermarkets, golf course are near by.



Ratna Beach Hotel Facilities

Swimming pool, Restaurant & Bar, Safety deposit in the receiption, Drug store & souvenirs shop, Taxi Service, Water Sport, Room Service available at 0600am to 1100pm, 220 Voltage electricity.

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Sunday, 3 July 2011

Nusa Dua Festival in Bali

Bali, one of the most colorful and lively provinces of Indonesia, is a treasure-house of rich tradition and heritage, and has a wonderful and vivid culture. To showcase this richness of its cultural aspect, Bali has a number of events and festivals where it displays this vivacity. The Annual Celebrations of Bali give one a clear idea about the rich culture, customs and traditions of the Indonesian and her people. One of the most important of the Bali Events and Festivals, is the Nusa Dua Festival in Bali, and the Bali Travel Guide provides all sorts of information regarding the festival.
The Nusa Dua Festival in Bali is one of the many Bali Events and Festivals in the month of August/September, and has become a regular event since 1997 when the Bali Tourism Development Corporation started it. Based on a theme, which changes every year, the Nusa Dua Festival in Bali is a popular festival, that attracts a large crowd of both domestic and international travelers. A platform to showcase the vibrant local culture of Bali.
The Nusa Dua Festival in Bali is aimed at maintaining the image of Bali as a international tourist haven, and to present Bali as a cultural tourist destination to the world. The activities at the Nusa Dua Festival in Bali take part in the amphitheater area of the Gedung Amphi Theater in Denpasar. The main events of the Nusa Dua Festival in Bali consist of entertaining events, and arts performances that are held on stage. The main emphasis of the Nusa Dua Festival in Bali is also on handicraft exhibitions and displays, and traditional art, dance, drama and music performance and the like. If you want to explore the rich tradition of the land of Bali, coming to the province during the Nusa Dua Festival in Bali will surely make your trip worthwhile!!

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Booking Hotels and Villa in Bali

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Bali, the tropical paradise, is a main tourist destination. Bali’s rich cultural heritage has been explored and exposed by many Western visitors since 1930s. Among these Westerners were Walter Spies, Rudolf Bonnet, Carlie Chaplin and Noël Coward. These Westerners contributed largely to the development of paintings and arts in general.
Furthermore, they popularized Bali. Volcanic lakes, white sandy beaches, spectacular rice terraces and the splendour of ancient temples and palaces have enriched Bali. Here you can find many water sports activities (snorkelling, diving, kayaking, etc.), adventurous sports (hiking, climbing, trekking, etc.) and other exciting activities. Regular temple ceremonies, dance performances and wedding ceremonies can be found easily in Bali. Yet Bali has more than just cultural heritage, travellers will find many enchanting places to explore.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

BALINESE HINDUISM A Life of Ritual and Devotion

The majority of Balinese practice a form of the Hindu religion which they call Agama Hindu Dharma ("Religion of the Hindu doctrine"). Also called Agama Tirtha ("Religion of the Holy Waters"), it represents a unique amalgamation of foreign Hindu and Buddhist elements that were grafted onto a base of preexisting, indigenous religious customs. Since independence in 1945, the Balinese have become more self-conscious of their religion and have strengthened their religious organization. Ibis has resulted in the establishment of the Satya Hindu Dharma in 1956, and the Parisada Hindu Dharma Bali in 1959. The state philosophy, Pancasila, is also having an impact on Balinese Hinduism as well.
Hinduism and Buddhism arrived in Bali partly via Java and partly direct from India, between the 8th and 16th centuries. Elements of the two religions have developed further and merged here. The Indian division into four castes has also been adopted, and religious practices are closely connected with social hierarchy. Balinese society is separated into four main groups: brahmana, satriya, wesya and anak jaba or sudra, which are in turn subdivided into many more.
Basic principles
Balinese Hinduism encompasses a vast range of practices and doctrines, dominated by Siwaitic characteristics. Siwa is the main god, manifesting himself as Surya, the Sun. Buddhistic elements in the Balinese Hindu Dharma derive from a Tantric form of Mahayana Buddhism (the Buddhism of the "Great Vehicle" - practiced in China, Tibet, Korea and Japan). Only small groups of Balinese Buddhists exist today, mainly brahmans living in the village of Budakling, in Karangasem. However in Banjar, in northwest Bali, a Buddhist monastery has been founded which is strongly influenced by Theravada Buddhism (practiced today in Sri Lanka, Burma and Thailand).
The three basic principles of the Hindu religion are a knowledge of the epics (the Mahabharata, Ramayana and commentaries), a knowledge of philosophy and theology, and ritual worship (puja) connected with devotion (bakti) and offerings (banten). The central questions in Balinese Hindu philosophy are: where from and where to? Where does man come from, how can he attain release? In which offspring will he reincarnate? What is the origin of the cosmos an how should one behave to guarantee the continuation of cosmic processes? These questions and their answers can be expressed in visual symbols like a mountain with a tree of life, a lotus pond, or a heavenly nymph.
The stability of the cosmos is expressed by emphasizing the quadrants of the compass and their colors, and the gods with their mounts and attributes. Oppositions like creation-annihilation, good-bad, heaven-earth, and fire-water are visualized in the nadir and the zenith. The swastika, wheel of the sun, is the symbol for the Hindu religion in general.
The five ritual categories
The purpose of every ritual is to cleanse objects and people. Holy water, fire and ash
can all be used. This can also be done by rubbing or touching with objects symbolizing
purity - for instance eggs, geese ' ducks leaves of the dabdab tree. It is believed that
one's soul may have accumulated impurities through evil deeds during one's life or previous lives, resulting in punishment in hell followed by rebirth as a miserable creature. In order to avoid this, the deceased and his soul have to be purified by means of fire (the cremation) and holy water. A soul which has been released becomes a god (dewa, bhatara).
Many Balinese rituals - tooth-filings, cockfights, cremations and others - can be organized at any time, by anyone who needs them. Many others are held only on specific occasions according to the Balinese calendar. In all, there are literally hundreds of rites and festivals that each person participates in during his lifetime, and a great deal of time and expense is devoted to them.
Yadnya is a term of Sanskrit derivation meaning "worship" or "sacrificial rite" that is collectively applied to all Balinese ceremonies. Each rite may have any number of meanings ascribed to it, but all serve to create a sense of well-being and of community, both of which are important concepts to the Balinese. They are also a means of maintaining a delicate balance among the various forces in the Balinese cosmos. The Balinese themselves distinguish five ritual categories, the so-called panca yadnya.
Ritual exorcisms
The first of these, the bhuta yadnya, are rites carried out to appease evil forces, personified in the form of ogres, witches and demons, and to cleanse man and his surroundings from their influences. Ritual offerings known as Pacaruan are set out by housewives every two weeks to appease and banish these baleful influences from the house compound.
An annual pacaruan offering ritual on a much larger scale, the Taur Agung, is carried out on the day before Nyepi, the Balinese "New Year." Its aim is the purification of an area from the bad influences that have accumulated during the previous year. The rite is usually carried out at a crossroads, supervised by a pedanda high priest. Five sorts of fluids are used - water, arak (palm liquor), palm wine, rice wine and blood. Blood is thought to be one of the most purifying ingredients and in most cases has been taken from a cock which has been killed during a ritual cockfight. Afterwards, men carry torches through the village and make a huge commotion beating gongs, bamboo tubes, and so on, to expel the demonic forces. The same is done in every house compound.
More elaborate exorcisms are undertaken once in 5, 10, 25 and 100 years. In 1979 and 1989 elaborate Pancawalikrama rites took place in the temple of Besakih, and the greatest ritual exorcism of them all - the Eka Dasa Rudra purification of the universe which is held only once every century - was also celebrated in Bali's "Mother Temple" in 1979 to mark the transition to the Saka year 1900.
Rites of passage
The manusa yadnya or life-cycle rites are designed to ensure a person's spiritual and material well-being. From conception until after death a person is believed to be in the company of the "four companions" (kanda empat). After one's birth these are expressed as personifications of the amniotic fluid, the blood, the vernix caseosa and the afterbirth. The latter is buried by the entrance of the sleeping house and covered with a river stone. The umbilical cord is often kept in a little silver box hung around the neck. The companions will protect if treated well; if not, they may create problems.
Twelve days after birth the ceremonial cutting of the navel string occurs. At this time the child is given a temporary "baby-sitter" - a deity called Dewa Kumara. This deity is instructed by his father, Siwa, to protect the baby until its first tooth appears. A small shrine next to the child's bed is hung with flowers and bananas as an offering for the protecting spirit.
Forty-two days after birth, a ceremony is held to cleanse the mother, who is thought to be impure after birth. On this day also the natural force of a "brother/sister" which has accompanied the baby since birth departs, and the child is now considered to be fully human. Another ceremony is held three months after birth to consolidate the baby's body and soul. At this time, the child's official name is announced and he or she may touch the earth for the first time.
After 210 days, the baby's first "birthday" or otonan is celebrated. The hair is cut for the first time and the mother makes an offering in the village temple to announce that her child has arrived in the village.
The next major ceremony occurs as the child reaches the age of puberty. This is the famous "tooth-filing" ceremony whose aim is to symbolically eradicate the animal or "wild" nature in a person - held for girls on the occasion of her first menstruation; for boys when his voice changes. During the ceremony, both upper canine teeth are filed down slightly. A person should now behave as an adult, able to control his or her emotions.
Full adulthood begins after marriage, and the person is then treated as a full-fledged member of the community If the child is the eldest or youngest son, he will replace his father in carrying out certain village duties.
Completing the cycle and returning the soul safely to the other world are the pitra yadnya or ceremonies for the dead (see "Cremations"). After death, the soul of the deceased joins the ancestors, and is worshipped with the gods in special shrines within the
house compound. One hopes to regularly communicate with one's ancestors, and every Balinese has a sense of well-being knowing he or she is protected by them.
Rites for gods and priests
Dewa yadnya ceremonies are performed to honor the divinities. Such ceremonies are a communal responsibility, taking place during temple anniversaries either once every 210 days of the wuku year, or once in a lunar-solar year of 360 days. The gods or divine ancestors are then invited to come down to earth and reside in their temples. For at least three days they are feasted and regaled with offerings, music, dance and hymns. Priests perform the rituals to summon the gods; those who support the temple pay their homage.
Apart from these anniversaries, major temple festivals are held on Galungan and Kuningan - two holy days according to the Balinese calendar. Another important festival is Tumpek Uduh - held every 210 days when useful trees and garden plants are honored with offerings. On this day no tree may be cut nor fruits taken. In a similar way, rituals are performed for household and agricultural tools on Tumpek Landep and for domestic animals on Tumpek Andang.
Ritual worship is supervised by specialists - the priests. Their main task is to prepare holy water for the believers. People of higher castes cannot receive holy water from priests belonging to a lower caste. The highest and most distinguished priests are the brahman pedanda, who can offer holy water to any person, because they occupy the highest rung in the social hierarchy. Members of the satriya dalem and wesya castes may use priests from their own class, the resi, but they prefer a pedanda. The Pasek, Sengguhu, Pande and Bali Aga groups all have their own priests as well, but being so low in the hierarchy, they can only offer holy water to members of their own group.
The so-called resi yadnya are rituals to ordain priests. To be ordained as a pedanda, a brahman must study with a high priest for many years. A ritual ordination or padiksan is then organized for him by the family with the help of other villagers. During the ritual, the candidate undergoes a symbolic death and cremation. Thereafter, he is "reborn" as a pure man. After his ordination, his guru continues to act as his advisor and it is only after another year of study that he is able to perform rituals on his own. Male priests are consecrated along with their wives. This means that the wife may take over the priesthood after the death of their husband.

Tumpek Landep ( Celebrate of Hindu )

Oleh : Jro Mangku Made Sudiada (Serang)


SAKING TUHU MANAH GURU
MITUTURIN CENING JANI
KEWRUHAN LWIR SANJATA
NE DADIPRABOTANG SAI
KE ANGGEN NGERURUH AMRETE
SE-ENUN CENINGE MAURIF

Dari hati seorang Guru yang paling dalam
Sekarang ini Guru Memberikan nasehat tuk mu
Pengetahuan adalah senjata yang paling ampuh
Yang bisa dipakai keseharianmu
Sebagai senjata tuk menjalankan profesimu
Engkau gunakan selama hayat masih dikandung badan

Rasanya tembang sederhana dipedesaan seperti ini begitu menyentuh, ketika kakek kelawan I Nenek, mengusap-usap rambut cucunya dengan tangannya yang sudah penuh keriput, sambil membelitkan kain batik yang sudah lusuh untuk mengurangi berat beban cucunya karena tangannya sudah terlalu rapuh untuk menyangga beban yang berat.

Dari sudut matanya yang sudah keliatan lamur, namun masih tetap bergulir
airmatanya memanjatkan doa kepada Hyang Moho Suci, diakhir dari tembangnya ditujukan kepada cucu kesayangannya agar kelak tumbuh menjadi anak yang berguna, sanggup untuk menyinari “KULAWANDU MANAWA” sambil berharap. “TEHERANG RAGAN I-DEWA SAMPUNANG OBAH” ajegkanlah Hindu, karena lewat engkaulah kakek dan Nenek untuk mewali punarbawa nunas penglugrahan penebusan dosa, mewali
manumadi untuk mempebaiki tugas kami yang belum tuntas dalam kehidupan sekarang.

Sane mangkin minabang kakek lan dan nenkmu masih menempuh jalan Daksina yana kelahiran yang berulang, sampai akhirnya pencerahan itu datang pada Pekak & nenek mendapatkan pencerahan yang cuckup dumogi mresidayang menempuh jalan Utarayana mewali menunggal Kaula kelawan Igusti, ( Sang Sangkan Paraning Dumadi).

Agak aneh setelah usai gending gending itu dilantunkan mendadak senyum kedamaian menghias bibir Kakek, dan nenek, entah rasa kepuasan apa yang dirasakan setelah menciumi kening cucu cucu kesayanganya tertidur pulas ……Hemm…sebening embun pagi, sebersih salju, bila kuusap rambutmu …permata hatiku.

Seni membuat hidup ini demikian indah sehingga bergairah, IPTEK membuat hidup kita semakin mudah dan…Agama menjadikan hidup kita lebih terarah.

Tumpek Landep Memuja Sang Hyang Pasupati, Pertajam IdepUMAT Hindu kembali merayakan rerahinan Tumpek Landep, Sabtu Kliwon Wuku Landep (7 Mei 2011) hari ini Sanicara Kliwon uku landep. Pada Tumpek Landep, umat Hindu memuja Ida Sang Hyang Widhi dalam prebawa-nya sebagai Sang Hyang Pasupati yang telah menganugerahkan kecerdasan atau ketajaman pikiran sehingga mampu menciptakan teknologi atau benda-benda yang dapat mempermudah dan memperlancar hidup, seperti sepeda motor, mobil, mesin, komputer (laptop) dan sebagainya.
Tetapi dalam konteks itu umat bukanlah menyembah mobil, komputer, tetapi memohon kepada Sang Hyang Pasupati agar benda-benda tersebut betul-betul dapat berguna bagi kehidupan manusia.

Landep dalam Tumpek Landep memiliki pengertian lancip. Secara harfiah diartikan senjata tajam seperti tombak dan keris. Benda-benda tersebut dulunya difungsikan sebagai senjata hidup untuk menegakkan kebenaran. Secara sekala, benda-benda tersebut diupacarai dalam Tumpek Landep.

Tumpek Landep dalam konsept kekinian, senjata lancip itu sudah meluas. Tak hanya keris dan tombak, juga benda-benda hasil cipta karsa manusia yang dapat mempermudah hidup seperti sepeda motor, mobil, mesin, komputer dan sebagainya.

Benda-benda itulah yang diupacarai. Namun harus disadari, dalam konteks itu umat bukanlah menyembah benda-benda teknologi, tetapi umat memohon kepada Sang Hyang Widdhi dalam prebawa-nya sebagai Sang Hyang Pasupati yang telah menganugerahkan kekuatan pada benda tersebut sehingga betul-betul mempermudah hidup.

Dalam pengertian, bahwa umat patut bersyukur kepada Tuhan karena telah diberikan kemampuan atau ketajaman pikiran sehingga mampu enciptakan aneka benda atau teknologi yang dapat mempermudah hidup.

Sementara dalam kaitan dengan buana alit (diri manusia), Tumpek Landep itu sesungguhnya momentum untuk selalu menajamkan pikiran (landeping idep), menajamkan perkataan (landeping wak) dan menajamkan perbuatan (landeping kaya).

Ketiga unsur Tri Kaya Parisuda tersebut perlu lebih dipertajam agar berguna bagi diri sendiri dan orang lain. Buah pikiran perlu dipertajam untuk kepentingan umat manusia, demikian pula perbuatan dan perkataan yang dapat menenteramkan pikiran atau batin orang lain.

Pikiran kita mesti selalu diasah agar mengalami ketajaman. Ilmu pengetahuanlah alat untuk menajamkan pikiran. Komputer yang diciptakan untuk mempertajam pikiran, hendaknya dimanfaatkan dengan baik. Internet mesti digunakan untuk mengakses informasi sehingga wawasan dan kecerdasan bertambah, bukan untuk mengunduh yang lain-lain.

Tumpek Landep memiliki nilai filosofi agar umat selalu menajamkan pikiran.
Setiap enam bulan sekali umat diingatkan melakukan evaluasi apakah pikiran sudah selalu dijernihkan atau diasah agar tajam? Sebab, dengan pikiran yang tajam, umat menjadi lebih cerdas, lebih jernih melakukan analisa, lebih tepat menentukan keputusan dan sebagainya.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Bali Better Prepared for Globalization Indonesia's Minister of Home Affairs Says Bali Best Equipped for Free Trade

(10/15/2001) Indonesia's Minister of Home Affairs, Mr. Hari Sabarno, cited Bali as the best from among all the nation's provinces to confront the issues of free trade.


At a meeting on Saturday (13 October) with regional, metropolitan, security, and village officials in Bali - the Minister said Bali's preparedness for free-trade in the post-AFTA period starting in 2003 was reflected in the island's rejection of "sweeping" against foreign nationals threatened in other areas of the nation. According to the Minister, Bali's continuing stability and safety has a very beneficial effect within the context of Bali's international relationships.

Friday, 18 March 2011

Welcome to Bali

Located just 8 degrees south of the Equator, the island enjoys a tropical climate with two seasons a year ( wet and dry), and has an average temperature of 28 degrees Celcius The small island of Bali stretching  140 kilometres from east to west and 80 kilometers from north to south , lies east of Java, at the centre of the Indonesian archipelago.  Bali is a province within the republic of Indonesia.  Its provincial capital city is Denpasar.  Its road network reflects the islands mountainous nature.  The tallest of the string of volcanic mountains running from east to west is Mount Agung that has last erupted in 1963. Bali was a prime rice-producer until land became scarce in the mid 1900s.  Since then, the government has encouraged crop diversification, predominantly into commodity crops such as coffe, vanilla, cloves, tobacco, spices, and citrus fruits. In the daily life on this colourful island, community matters are gratly prised.  Despite sporadic internal disturbances associated with political changes in Indonesia, Bali remains a place where social harmony is of tremendous importanced and visitors are regarded as welcomed guests.  Even with the arrival of countless tourists over the years the Balinese have kept their strong spiritual roots and culture very much alive. The majority of Bali’s three million people live in tight village communities with substantially extended families.  The main tourist areas are Kuta and Seminyak.  Kuta became a major attraction during the tourist boom of the 1970s because of its white sandy beaches, great surf, and dramatic sunsets.  Those in search of quieter regions tend to head to the more demure resorts of Sanur and Candidasa on the East  coast, or Lovina in the Noorth.  Nusa Dua on the southernmost peninsula of the island houses many popular five star resorts.  The central village of Ubud, in the hilly region of Gianyar, has blossomed as a tourist destination and is now considered to be the artistic and cultural centre of Bali.

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Pengrupukan & Nyepi Day in Bali

Pengrupukan is one day before Nyepi in Bali celebrated by the Hindus of Bali. Nyepi is a day of Saka new year celebration.
Pengrupukan is a day to perform ceremony in order to calm Bhuta (evil spirit) so as not to interfere mankind. The ceremony held on this day in all areas in Bali, called Pecaruan. While the late afternoon or early evening … young people around the region by bringing Ogoh-ogoh accompanied by gamelan tradisional music that was created about a month before.

 Besides gamelan, usually accompanied by Tek-tekan (tradisional music with bamboo) had brought by the children.
Then tomorrow, Nyepi is celebrated by doing nothing, people stayed in the house implement Catur Brata Penyepian, that are amati geni (not light a fire), amati karya (not working), amati lelungan (not traveling), and amati lelanguan (no fun). The streets will look lonely without a vehicle, and no activity of the people who look. Around of Bali will no activity even the airport and television channel.


Ogoh-ogoh are statues built for the Ngrupuk parade, which takes place on the eve of Nyepi day in Bali, Indonesia. Ogoh-ogoh normally have form of mythological beings, mostly demons. As with many creative endeavours based on Balinese Hinduism, the creation of Ogoh-ogoh represents spiritual aims inspired by Hindu philosophy.
The main purpose of the making of Ogoh-ogoh is the purification of the natural environment of any spiritual pollutants emitted from the activities of living beings (especially humans). The forms of Ogoh-ogoh represent the Bhuta-Kala (Bhuta: eternal energy, Kala: eternal time), according to Hindu teachings. The imperceptible potentials of nature cannot be thoroughly explored by anyone. Philosophically, civilized men are required to manage the natural resources without any attempts to damage the environment itself.
Aside from being the symbol of Bhuta-Kala, Ogoh-ogoh is considered a symbol of modes of nature that form the malicious characters of living beings. Ogoh-ogoh is usually made by the group of artists found in villages around Bali. After being paraded on a convoy around the town, finally it is burnt to ashes in a cemetery as a symbol of self-purification.
An Ogoh-ogoh is normally standing on a pad built of timber planks and bamboos. This pad is purposed to sustain the Ogoh-ogoh itself during its being lifted and carried around the village or the town’s square. There are normally eight or more men carrying the Ogoh-ogoh on their shoulders. This procession is accompanied by music orchestra performed by the youth. The use of flares is also a main part of the parade.
During the procession, the Ogoh-ogoh is rotated counter clockwise three times. This act is done on every t-junction and roadcross of the village. Rotating the effigies during cremational parade and the eve of Nyepi represents the contact of the bodies with the spirits. It is aimed to bewilder the evil spirits so that they go away and cease harming human beings.

Monday, 31 January 2011

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A private villa in Bali truly is a piece of paradise. Removed from the monotony of a hotel room that caters for mass tourism, a private villa is a place to retreat from the outside world. The freedom to come and go as you please is an attractive advantage. So too is the opportunity to entertain friends without having to worry about disturbing other guests. A private villa in Bali features a personal pool, fully equipped kitchen and all the comforts and conveniences of a modern home environment. Staying in a villa is the ultimate holiday experience when visiting the island of Bali.
This site was designed to present savvy international travelers with insight into Bali’s diverse accommodation alternatives and how to make the most of each and every trip. In addition, the site provides the easy access and personalized booking system that is managed by a team of professionals. The simplicity design of our website will help you to surf our products easily.

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Bali Touris Attraction

It is mainly famed for its fine sands and buzzing nightlife and also has good surf in-season. Kuta also has a vibrant shopping scene as well as a huge amount of hotels and restaurants.
Bali tourist attraction open: daily
Bali tourist attraction admission: free

Bali Tourist Attractions: Image of Lovina BeachBali Tourist Attractions: Lovina Beach
Address: Bali, Indonesia, ID
Lying on the northern coastline of Bali, Lovina Beach offers something quite different to the sands of Kuta. Lovina Beach is the place to come if you want to explore the island's best coral reefs and is the pefect spot for both snorkelling and scuba dining. This part of the island is also the most likely place where you will see wild dolpins jumping in the sea, and tends to be noticeably quieter than the more touristy resorts located some 100 km / 62 miles to the south.
Bali tourist attraction open: daily
Bali tourist attraction admission: free

Bali Tourist Attractions: Sanur Beach viewBali Tourist Attractions: Sanur Beach
Address: Sanur Beach, Bali, Indonesia, ID
Sanur Beach is a lot more laid back than busy Kuta and there is plenty of space to spread out on the sand. Sanur also has a large traditional village where tourists can get in among the locals at the many markets, small shops and cafés. Although fairly low-key, Sanur's best nightlife is enjoyed in its big hotels.
Bali tourist attraction open: daily
Bali tourist attraction admission: free

Bali Tourist Attractions: Picture taken in UbudBali Tourist Attractions: Ubud
Address: Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, ID
Ubud is a strikingly beautiful region of Bali, situated in the mountains to the north of Kuta Beach and Denpasar. It is a traditional town surrounded by many ancient villages and attractions, such Penestanan and Peliatan, and is also home to the Balinese royal family. There is a thriving art scene in Ubud and an array of temples.
Bali tourist attraction open: daily
Bali tourist attraction admission: free

Bali Tourist Attractions: Photo of summer surferBali Tourist Attractions: Surfing
Address: Bali, Indonesia, ID
Bali has some excellent surfing attractions, with conditions being suitable for beginners up to intermediate level surfers. The most popular breaks are in the south of the island in Kuta and around Nusa Dua. Kuta is good for beginners and also has the allure of the day and nightlife, while experienced surfers should head for Bukit Peninsula in the southwest. Bingin, Impossibles and Uluwatu are all big Bukit breaks.
Bali tourist attraction open: daily
Bali tourist attraction admission: free

Bali Tourist Attractions: Denpasar viewBali Tourist Attractions: Denpasar
Address: Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, ID
The capital of Bali has most of the traffic and pollution and is thus best for a day trip as opposed to staying here. The more discerning traveller may prefer to stay in Denpasar however, owing to its many excellent museums - including the vaunted Bali Museum, and tree-lined avenues. There is also a traditional market here.
Bali tourist attraction open: daily
Bali tourist attraction admission: free

Bali Tourist Attractions: Bali Barat National Park
Address: Bali Barat National Park, Bali, Indonesia, ID
Tel: +62 0365 610 60
Encompassing parts of the north coast and the forested south, the Bali Barat National Park is loaded with animals and wildlife attractions, and is best visited at the end of the dry season, around August to December. It features the Bali starling, one of the world's rarest birds, as well as elusive leopards, Javan buffalo and barking deer. When trekking in the Bali Barat National Park, you will need to pay for a tour guide who can lead you to the best spots in the morning.
Bali tourist attraction open: daily
Bali tourist attraction admission: charge for guide

Bali Tourist Attractions: Kintamani photographBali Tourist Attractions: Kintamani
Address: Kintamani, Bali, Indonesia, ID
Kintamani is an out of the way historical city in Bali's mountainous region and was the main city here 1,000 years ago. It lies amid fantastic scenery and features the island's largest lake nearby, which sits inside a volcanic crater. In addition, there are quiet beaches as well as hot springs.
Bali tourist attraction open: daily
Bali tourist attraction admission: free

Friday, 7 January 2011

BALI ESSENTIALS

 BALI ESSENTIALS

 

Your Best Choice: Private Vacation Villas in Bali
Choose from the most beautiful villas in Bali with 2 to 7 bedrooms, spacious living/dining areas, tropical garden with private swimming pool, trained cook, maids and house boys to take care of everything you need, in-house spa therapists, and use of a free air-conditioned car with a reliable driver during your whole stay.
Private Villas in Bali – Listed By Price
From cozy hideaways for two to exceptional beach front estates with private tennis court, olympic size pool, family sauna, private vegetable garden, etc.
A luxury that turns out to be much cheaper then staying at a good hotel – perfect for a intimate honeymoon or a relaxed holiday with your family.
Private Villas in Bali – Listed by Location
Either right on the beach, on the Bukit (hill) on Bali's southern peninsula with spectacular views, in Tanjung Benoa next to Nusa Dua and all the watersports facilities, in Sanur or in Legian close to Bali's best restaurants, in rural surroundings near Ubud or around Canggu, or set right on the golf course next to the famous Tanah Lot Temple.
Weddings, Renewal of Vows and Honeymoons in Bali
Balivillas.com offers FREE ceremonies if you book a villa for 7 nights or more. If you have additional requirements, just let us know.
Advantages of Renting a Private Villa in Bali
Space, personal service, privacy and total relaxation. For less then staying at a good hotel you'll enjoy more advantages than you can imagine, and you'll experience Bali and its people like a resident – not like a tourist!
How to Select and Reserve the Best Villa or Hotel in Bali on the Internet
Be careful when booking on the Internet. Some web sites promise rates and services they never deliver. Others publish outright lies. Here is what you should look for when selecting your accommodation and the company to deal with.
This is a step-by-step guide to avoid disappointment and a wasted vacation. Applicable to Internet travel bookings anywhere in the world.

Bali Hotel Bargain Finder
Find the GUARANTEED lowest rates for Bali's famous luxury resorts such as the Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton, The Oberoi, Grand Hyatt, etc. and budget hotels in all parts of Bali. Reserve on-line to save 70% and more.
BALI TODAY – Continually Updated Insider's Guide
Up-to-date and down-to-earth information on what to see and do in Bali (and what to avoid), food and restaurants, night life, hotel bargains and vacation villas, weather, currencies, how to get married in Bali, and potential hazards for visitors.
Scheduled or Charter Cruises from Bali
Join a scheduled cruise or charter your own traditional schooner with 3 to 14 cabins and expert crew to see fierce dragons who have survived from the Jurassic age only on Komodo and to visit ancient tribes and cultures in Indonesia's Lesser Sunda Islands.
Save with BALIVACATIONS Packages from the US
Very reasonably priced packages from the US including accommodation in 5-star hotels such as the Ritz Carlton, both Four Seasons, Amandari, etc. or in beautiful private villas, cruises through the Spice Islands, your private car with driver in Bali, and flights on SINGAPORE AIRLINES with stop-over options on the way out or home.
Baliproperties.com: Acquiring & Owning Property in Bali
Many regular visitors are interested in acquiring a villa in Bali, either to enjoy as a vacation home, for future retirement, or as an investment.
Here you find straight-forward and up-to-date information on Indonesian property laws, recommended areas, acquisition, construction and maintenance costs, and legal options for potential investors.