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Friday, 21 December 2012

About Bali Island

Bali could also be little in size – you'll be able to drive round the entire coast in one long day – however its prominence as a destination is big, and truly thus. raise travellers what Bali suggests that to them and you’ll get as several answers as there square measure flowers on a shrub tree. Virescent rice terraces, pulse-pounding surf, captivating temple ceremonies, mesmerizing dance performances and ribbons of beaches square measure some of the pictures folks love.

Small clearly doesn’t mean restricted. The frenzied whirl of Kuta segues into the posh of Seminyak. The creative swirl of Ubud may be a counterpoint to misty treks amid the volcanoes. Mellow beach cities like Amed, Lovina and Pemuteran are often found right around the coast and simply offshore is that the at ease idyll of Nusa Lembongan.

As you come upon the exquisite very little offerings left everywhere the island that pass off as if by magic, you’ll see that the little tapestry of colors and textures may be a figure for Bali itself.

And those square measure some of the additional obvious qualities. A visit to Bali implies that you're within the most visitor-friendly island of Republic of Indonesia. There square measure pleasures of the body, whether or not a massage on the beach or a indulgent interlude in an exceedingly voluptuary spa. searching which will place ‘extra bag’ at the highest of your list. Food and drink starting from the freshest native culinary art exploding with the flavors of the markets to food from round the globe, typically ready by chefs and served in restaurants that square measure world category. From a chilly Bintang at sunset to associate degree epic night symptom in Kuta, your social whirl is proscribed

The Mansion Resort Hotel & Spa

The Mansion Resort Hotel & Spa Accommodation
Whichever level of accommodation you choose, your stay at The Mansion will be truly unique, for each suite or room is individual, original and luxurious. Exceptional traditional and contemporary Balinese art hangs in every room, including rare and beautiful objects d’art and all furnishings and appointments are of the finest quality.

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The Mansion Resort Hotel & Spa - Ubud Hotels |  Bali Luxury Hotels

Friday, 23 November 2012

Inna Kuta Beach Hotel

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Inna Kuta Beach Hotel is 4 star hotel located in Jalan Pantai Kuta bali, so if you want to going to the beach is only 3 minute walking.

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Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Sanur Agung Hotel

Located in Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai No.174, Sanur Bali. The ideal tropical destination for holidays, relaxed vacation with friends or family, romantic honeymoon or special event of engagement, wedding, birthday or celebration of any kind, here at Sanur Agung Hotel. A blend of modern minimalist tropical exterior and   interior that can comfortably accommodate a couple in each bed room. One gets to know the real bali without sacrificing luxury and perfect for business travelers.
A promise of paradise on earth – a symbolic harmony between location, facilities and ocean, the hotel is set in the midst of tourism area easily accessible to the beach, nightspots and just 30 minutes away from the airport. when it’s important to get the best, embrace the distinctive difference of our service.
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Sunday, 4 November 2012

Aston Kuta Hotel & Residence

Aston Kuta Hotel & Residence has over 209 guest rooms, banquet and meeting facilities, business center, gymnasium, swimming pool, spa services and 24hr room service. As it is just a 5 min drive from Bali’s International Airport, you can optimize your time while in paradise.
Aston Kuta Hotel & Residence address Jl. Wana Segara No. 2-5, Kuta, South Kuta, Bali, Indonesia 80361

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Aston Kuta Hotel & Residence

Friday, 2 November 2012

Mercure Bali Harvestland Kuta

Mercure Bali Harvestland Kuta has a beautiful terrace with an outdoor pool, a chic restaurant, a modern bar lounge, business center and a well-equipped meeting room for business guests. The Roots Restaurant overlooks the modern swimming pool, serving a selection of Asian, Western, Italian, and authentic Indonesian cuisine.

Mercure Bali Harvestland Kuta Address : Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai No. 8 Simpang Siur, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia 80361

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Mercure Bali Harvestland Kuta

Friday, 26 October 2012

The Alit Hotel

 The Alit Hotel is 3 Star Hotel, offers spacious resort-style accommodation with free Wi-Fi. It features 2 outdoor pools, massages and a restaurant. Free parking is available. In one corner of the village surrounded by the tranquility of Bali, there Alit. Calm air, Petit Hotel All the rooms of the cottage and villa type natural aroma.
Be the dream of Bali in a romantic canopy bed?
And the famous Kuta Beach, Odysseys large duty free shop, the latest shopping mall in Bali, 5 minutes drive from the Discovery Shopping Mall is located at. Located in the prime location, and the bustle of the city is immune. The surrounding landscape is rich in natural spread.

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The Alit Hotel | Balinese Hotels

Hotel Address : Jl. Puri Gerenceng, Tuban, Bali, Indonesia

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Bali Summer Hotel

Bali Summer Hotel provides 61 comfortable guestrooms, each equipped with air conditioning, private bathroom with bath tub, telephone and in-house music channels. Our exclusive Deluxe and Executive Suites further on feature color TV, in-house video program and mini bar. Safety deposit boxes are available free of charge.

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Bali Summer Hotel

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Sun Island Hotel Kuta

Sun Island Hotel Kuta is located in the most strategic location in Kuta, 5 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport; 5 minutes walk to the famous sandy Kuta beach, Discovery Mall, Traditional Art market, Waterbom and many restaurants.

Sun Island Hotel Kuta offers 126 rooms and 8 suites, consists of 44 Deluxe rooms, 73 Deluxe Pool View rooms, 9 Deluxe Pool Access rooms, and 8 suites rooms.
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Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Ramada Bintang Bali Resort

With a unique atmosphere, special hospitality and convenient facilities, the Ramada Bintang Bali Resort & Spa Kuta offers excellent accommodation that makes you feel at home.

Ramada Bintang Bali Resort Provide 402 rooms.  All the accommodation units at this resort are equipped with modern amenities and provide perfect setting for the discerning traveler.
The onsite restaurants serve delicious food for you to relish, in excellent settings. You can also sip your favorite drinks at the onsite bar’s and relax or meet up with friends for a chat.
The Ramada Bintang Bali Resort & Spa Kuta comprises 4 meeting rooms that are ideal for banquets, meetings and conferences. During leisure, you can avail the facilities at the health club, sauna or the swimming pool and keep yourself physically and mentally energized.

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Ramada Bintang Bali Resort

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Grand Istana Rama Hotel Bali

Grand Istana Rama provides 150 renovated rooms consist of superior and bungalows, sets in 1.7 hectares of lush tropical gardens for your delightful accommodation in Bali. All rooms and exterior spaces reflect the charm and fascination of Bali. All Superior room located in ground floor, second floor and third floor that can be access by stairs. All rooms and suites/bungalows are fully air conditioned, have a private bathroom with bath and shower, and are equipped with cable television, IDD phone, mini-bar, tea and coffee maker, and a daily supply of two bottles of mineral water. All rooms have wide terraces or balcony overlooking the gardens.
For your dining in Bali’s Kuta beach area, Samudra All Day Dining offers Balinese and international cuisines, which are served in a tropical ambience. Guests can enjoy refreshments and snacks at the Ayodya Pool Bar.
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Monday, 15 October 2012

Hotel Santika Siligita Nusa Dua | Nusa Dua Beach Hotels

Hotel Santika Siligita Nusa Dua, Bali offers 153 rooms and suites designed in modern minimalist and classy style, combine local traditions with a natural touch to bring every guest to feel the elegant beauty of the natural resources of Indonesia harmoniously wrapped with warm service.
Consists of Superior Room, Deluxe Room, and Suites, Hotel Santika Siligita Nusa Dua offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. Each room is well equipped with safe deposit box, tea/coffee maker, LCD TV and Wi-Fi.

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Hotel Santika Siligita Nusa Dua
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Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Matahari Terbit Bali Resort - Nusa Dua Resorts

Matahari Terbit Bali Resort - Nusa Dua Resorts

Matahari Terbit Bali Resort provide 20 luxurious rooms, Each room is 500 square feet (50 m2) with tropical garden view. All rooms include a secluded outdoor balcony. Well equipped bathrooms with hot and cool shower and bathtub, indoor and outdoor seating area, air conditioning, television, and mini bar. Double and twin beds. International direct dial telephone and in room dining service. Safety deposit box is available at reception. Same day laundry service.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali - Tuban Resorts

Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali - Tuban Resorts

Hotel Features at Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali
Combine family fun and relaxation at Holiday Inn Baruna Bali. Children will love the themed Family Suite, children’s pool and activities at Rascals Kid’s Club. Hire a babysitter and pamper yourself with a massage in one of the Tea Tree Spa’s tranquil pavilions on the beach. Enjoy the resort’s evening entertainment, and lounge at the beachfront bar listening to chill-out music.
Holiday Inn Baruna Resort Bali Address : Jl Wana Segara No 33, Kuta-Tuban, South Kuta, Bali, Indonesia 80361

Friday, 28 September 2012

Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel - Bali Luxury Hotels |  Bali Luxury Hotels

Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel - Bali Luxury Hotels |  Bali Luxury Hotels

All rooms and suites at Discovery Kartika Plaza offer spacious accommodation, ensuite amenities, air conditioning, satellite television with video channels, tea/coffee making facilities, mini bar, IDD telephone, and safe deposit box. Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel provides facilities and services between laian 2 squash courts, 3 tennis courts, 2 pools, fitness center, 24-hour room service, laundry / dry cleaning, water sports, shops, 4 restaurants, 2 bars, meeting rooms , entertainment facilities, medical facilities, recreational facilities, conference rooms, parking facilities, business services and facilities and children services.
Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel address Jl. Kartika Plaza – Tuban – Bali 80362

Monday, 24 September 2012

Plataran Bali Resort & Spa - Kerobokan Hotels |  Indonesia Bali Hotels

Plataran Bali Resort & Spa - Kerobokan Hotels |  Indonesia Bali Hotels

20 air-conditioned guestrooms at Plataran Bali Resort & Spa feature fireplaces and private pools. Furnished balconies offer river, garden, or courtyard views. Beds come with Select Comfort mattresses, down blankets, and premium bedding. In addition to separate dining areas, these individually furnished and decorated rooms include single sofa beds and desks. Accommodations include coffee/tea makers and minibars. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations with handheld showerheads. They also offer double sinks, makeup/shaving mirrors, and bathrobes. Partially open bathrooms are available in select guestrooms. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to safes, guestrooms offer direct-dial phones. 32-inch LCD televisions have premium satellite channels, free movie channels, and DVD players. Rooms also include iPod docking stations and CD players. Guests may request irons/ironing boards, extra towels/bedding, and wake-up calls. A nightly turndown service is offered and housekeeping is available daily. Guestrooms are all non-smoking.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Hard Rock Hotel - Kuta Hotels |  Bali Luxury Hotels

Hard Rock Hotel - Kuta Hotels |  Bali Luxury Hotels

Hard Rock Hotel Kuta Bali completed with;The largest free-form swimming pool in Bali, at 2,700 sq meters, it features a unique Sand Island which is a sunbathing paradise,The “chill out” pool is accessible from the Deluxe Rooms and Suites, a perfect option to hideaway from the hustle and bustle of the crowd,Karaoke rooms and lounge, as well as a state-of-the-art recording studio, all housed in the ‘Boom Box’ Recording Studio,DJs from Hard Rock Radio spin everything from the latest hits to golden oldies all day long at our in-house radio station,For the little ones, Lil’ Rock Kids Club will keep them occupied with fun activities and games,The Gym with experienced instructors will keep you in good condition during your holiday in Bali, A 5-meter Rock Climbing Wall facility with 3 levels of difficulty, located at the pool area,Whether it’s pumping up the body or a pampering massage treatment, the Hard Rock Spa has the facilities to rejuvenate and revitalize you,Exuding a warm, friendly and relaxing atmosphere at Restaurants and Bars (ie. Gamelan, Cabana Club, HRBC Deli, The Shack, Centerstage, Hard Rock Cafe),Retail (ie. Megastore, General Store, Café Store, Lobby Kiosk),Banquet and Meeting Rooms,Adventure Tours. The Hard Rock Hotel Bali offers a variety of off-site adventures during your stay,And internet access is available in our Deli’s shop and Sega games are provided in the Games Room (a nominal charge applies).
Hard Rock Hotel address: JL. Pantai Banjar Pande Mas Kuta

Saturday, 15 September 2012

All Season Hotel Legian Bali - Legian Hotels |  Bali Luxury Hotels

All Season Hotel Legian Bali - Legian Hotels |  Bali Luxury Hotels

All season Hotel Legian Bali is an one of  four star hotel in bali, located in padma utara street with beach view and tropical view good for your holiday.for you who like shopping, surfing, and culinary tourism. because it is not far from the tourist center of Bali, you can walk while enjoying the view of the beach.
not only makes it extra special, each room also has an elegant décor with a touch of Balinese style. was complete amenities such as television, coffee maker and tea, as well as telephone DDI.
Spend time relaxing in a comfortable environment in cafes, exploring our tropical gardens, or turn themselves in water a refreshing pool. All season Hotel also provide a spa where you can lie back and be pampered with a variety of hair care, facial and nail.
Not only tourist morning to evening you can also enjoy the nightlife in legian area, if you are challenged with all the uniqueness and beauty of the ocean alone that we serve directly visit us to experience that you never get over it.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Alila Ubud Hotel | Balinese Hotels

Alila Ubud Hotel | Balinese Hotels

Nestled on the edge of the rich green Ayung River valley in Bali’s central foothills, the Alila Ubud Hotel is a tranquil and secluded hillside retreat that sits high up on the edge of the rich green Ayung River valley in Bali’s central foothills, in the traditional Balinese hill village of Payangan.
Alila Ubud Hotel is located just minutes from Ubud, the island’s cultural heart. Blending contemporary design and traditional Balinese architecture, the resort’s secluded courtyards, spacious terraces and private gardens create an intimate feeling like none other.

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Sanur Beach Hotel | Balinese Hotels

Sanur Beach Hotel | Balinese Hotels

Sanur Beach hotel is five star hotel front of sanur famous beach,This five-star hotel is located in the most strategic area of Sanur beach and is the ideal choice for tourists as well as business people. It is located only 25 minutes from Ngurah Rai airport or 15 minutes from Denpasar. The beach in front of the hotel is wide and free from coral reefs, so guests can freely relax in the sand. For those who enjoy water sports, there are two choices of water sport facilities, motorboat and Jet Ski at Matahari Sport on the western part of the beach, and other water sports such as sailing, boating, surfing and wind surfing at the Blue Oasis on the eastern beach.
The hotel is in operation since July 29, 1974 and is located in a very natural setting with large shady trees and rows of waving coconut trees. Facilities at the Sanur Beach Hotel are the most complete in the Sanur area. Its rooms are large and very comfortable, with an interior dominated by wooden material, which gives an impression of warmth, friendliness and naturalness. For business people, there is also the Business Center with complete facilities such as Internet, typing/secretarial services, scanning, etc.

Monday, 27 August 2012

Risata Bali Resort & Spa | Balinese Hotels

Risata Bali Resort & Spa | Balinese Hotels

Risata Bali Resort is ideally situated just five minutes’ drive from Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport, within walking distance of all the main shops, Discovery Shopping Mall & Waterbom Park, and conveniently close to the island’s numerous restaurants and vibrant nightspots.
The Resort extends an open invitation for you to experience of genuine hospitality and a warm sense of belonging that draws guests back year after year.
Risata Bali Resort and Spa captures the spirit of a traditional village where the time of day is of no importance. It is a property where every holiday or business need is taking care of with a gracious smile and service that comes from the heart.

Amadea Resort & Villas - Seminyak Resorts |  Indonesia Bali Hotels

Amadea Resort & Villas - Seminyak Resorts |  Indonesia Bali Hotels
Amadea Resort and Villas is a Four-star rated hotel accommodation which is a perfect retreat for couples who want to enjoy a romantic escape, honeymooners or a small group of friends and family in the heart of Seminyak Bali. The hotel is located on the fashionable “eat street” of Seminyak with its’ many boutiques and famous restaurants. It is 5 minutes drive to Seminyak beach, 10 minutes drive to Legian, 15 minutes drive to Kuta, and 25 minutes drive from Bali’s International Airport.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Aston Bali Beach Resort & spa | Balinese Hotels

Aston Bali Beach Resort & spa | Balinese Hotels

Aston Bali Beach Resort & Spais combines Balinese hospitality with modern facilities. Bali Adventure Tours is a one stop adventure concept, The hotel, built in a Balinese contemporary style, offers 187 newly refurbished and fully equipped rooms and suites. Ideal for honeymooners and discerning travelers who seek a carefree escape, the hotel is synonymous with versatile enjoyment and value for money with a large choice of very attractive “All Inclusive” packages and room & breakfast offers, where visitors can enjoy varied activities, including a visit to Elephant Safari Park. They can go on an exciting ride on Sling Shot, a popular outdoor activity. More fun is offered at Waterbom Park and Spa, the only water park in Bali.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Maharta Bali Hotel & Spa | Indonesia Bali Hotels

Maharta Bali Hotel & Spa | Indonesia Bali Hotels

Maharta Bali Hotel has 20 superior rooms are located in Bungalow type building and 13 Deluxe rooms are close to Beach, equipped with hand carved teak wood furniture and marbles bathroom completed with private terrace. Balcony. Maharta Bali Hotel Rooms are air-conditioned, private bath and shower with hot and cold running water.
Maharta Bali Hotel and Spa Address : Jl Padma Utara Legian Kaja, Legian, Bali, Indonesia

Monday, 20 August 2012

The Colony Hotel Seminyak Bali | Balinese Hotels

The Colony Hotel Seminyak Bali | Balinese Hotels

The Colony Hotel is built around a central 16 meter pool and offers 20 Colonial inspired air-conditioned rooms with en suite bathrooms, high speed Wi-Fi internet, Satellite LCD Television with DVD player and Mini bar.
For the comfort of guests, the Colony Hotel Bali offers non-smoking rooms. Wi-fi is available. Guests can order room service 24 hours a day. Hard Rock Cafe, Kuta Art Market and Discovery Mall are within a 20 minute drive from the hotel.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Kenanga Boutique Hotel | Balinese Hotels

Kenanga Boutique Hotel | Balinese Hotels

Kenanga Boutique Hotel offers 15 rooms and bungalows that are designed in elegant blend of contemporary style with Balinese architecture, creating an authentic getaway in Ubud filled with serenity, comfort and warm hospitality.

Friday, 17 August 2012

Hotels Kuta Bali - Best Kuta Hotels Accommodation in Bali

Hotels Kuta Bali - Best Kuta Hotels Accommodation in Bali

Accommodation in Kuta Bali

Hotels Kuta Bali is a perfect choice of your accommodations at the most refined hotels in Bali. Hotels Kuta Bali gives you great options for hotels in Kuta Bali Area,such as Legian,Uluwatu, Seminyak,Kerobokan, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran ,Tuban and Canggu.
Find the extensive collection of hotel rooms, suitable for your need and get comforts. If you wish a holiday in the world’s favored island of Bali, but you are worried with your budget, this website is the best solution to all your needs.

Seminyak Hotels | Balinese Hotels

Seminyak Hotels | Balinese Hotels
Seminyak is a village situated in the south coast of Bali. Today, a great number of foreigners seen residing in the area that has become the center of Indonesian handicraft business.
Also situated in the northern of Legian, Seminyak retains a small town atmosphere, with good traffic condition and no hawkers around.

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Ubud Hanging Garden Hotel Bali

Ubud Hanging Gardens, Bali

Ubud Hanging Gardens is a haven of peace set among the smoky volcanoes and emerald rice terraces at the heart of Bali.
This Orient-Express hotel in the cultural centre of Ubud perches on a gorge with an exquisite temple on the opposite cliff. Its luxury pool villas are built in traditional style, as if in a Balinese village. This Bali Hotels recline in a private plunge pool and you are totally enveloped by nature: jungle-covered mountains and exotic flowers. Stay here and you truly feel a part of the surrounding destination.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Nyepi Day 2012

Every religion or culture all over the world has their own way to define and celebrate their new year. For example, the Chinese have the Imlek year and to celebrate it, have, as they called it in their own language, "Gong Xi Fat Choy". The Moslem societies have their Muharam year, and any of the people over the world using the Gregorian calendar, celebrate the New Year on January 1st.
The same thing also occurs in Bali, however the Balinese use many different calendar systems. They have adopted the Gregorian calendar for business and government purposes. But for the endless procession of holy days, temple anniversaries, celebrations, sacred dances, building houses, wedding ceremonies, death and cremation processes and other activities that define Balinese life, they have two calendar systems. The first is the Pawukon (from the word Wuku which means week) and Sasih (which is means month). Wuku consists of 30 items starting from Sinta, the first Wuku and end up with the Watugunung the last one. The Pawukon, a 210-day ritual calendar brought over from Java in the 14th century, is a complex cycle of numerological conjunctions that provides the basic schedule for ritual activities on Bali. Sasih, a parallel system of Indian origin, is a twelve month lunar calendar that starts with the vernal equinox and is equally important in determining when to pay respect to the Gods.
Westerners open the New Year in revelry, however, in contrast, the Balinese open their New Year in silence. This is called Nyepi Day, the Balinese day of Silence, which falls on the day following the dark moon of the spring equinox, and opens a new year of the Saka Hindu era which began in 78 A.D.
Nyepi is a day to make and keep the balance of nature. It is based on the story of when King Kaniska I of India was chosen in 78 A.D. The King was famous for his wisdom and tolerance for the Hinduism and Buddhism societies. In that age, Aji Saka did Dharma Yatra (the missionary tour to promote and spread Hinduism) to Indonesia and introduce the Saka year.
The lead upto Nyepi day is as follows:

  • Melasti or Mekiyis or Melis (three days before Nyepi)
    Melasti is meant to clean the pratima or arca or pralingga (statue), with symbols that help to concentrate the mind in order to become closer to God. The ceremony is aimed to clean all nature and its content, and also to take the Amerta (the source for eternal life) from the ocean or other water resources (ie lake, river, etc). Three days before Nyepi, all the effigies of the Gods from all the village temples are taken to the river in long and colourful ceremonies. There, they have are bathed by the Neptune of the Balinese Lord, the God Baruna, before being taken back home to their shrines.
  • Tawur Kesanga (the day before Nyepi)
    Exactly one day before Nyepi, all villages in Bali hold a large exorcism ceremony at the main village cross road, the meeting place of demons. They usually make Ogoh-ogoh (the fantastic monsters or evil spirits or the Butha Kala made of bamboo) for carnival purposes. The Ogoh-ogoh monsters symbolize the evil spirits surrounding our environment which have to be got rid of from our lives . The carnivals themselves are held all over Bali following sunset. Bleganjur, a Balinese gamelan music accompanies the procession. Some are giants taken from classical Balinese lore. All have fangs, bulging eyes and scary hair and are illuminated by torches.The procession is usually organised by the Seka Teruna, the youth organisation of Banjar. When Ogoh-ogoh is being played by the Seka Teruna, everyone enjoys the carnival. In order to make a harmonic relation between human being and God, human and human, and human and their environments, Tawur Kesanga is performed in every level of society, from the people's house. In the evening, the Hindus celebrating Ngerupuk, start making noises and light burning torches and set fire to the Ogoh-ogoh in order to get the Bhuta Kala, evil spirits, out of our lives.
  • Nyepi
    On Nyepi day itself, every street is quiet - there are nobody doing their normal daily activities. There is usually Pecalangs (traditional Balinese security man) who controls and checks for street security. Pecalang wear a black uniform and a Udeng or Destar (a Balinese traditional "hat" that is usually used in ceremony). The Pecalangs main task is not only to control the security of the street but also to stop any activities that disturb Nyepi. No traffic is allowed, not only cars but also people, who have to stay in their own houses. Light is kept to a minimum or not at all, the radio or TV is turned down and, of course, no one works. Even love making, this ultimate activity of all leisure times, is not supposed to take place, nor even attempted. The whole day is simply filled with the barking of a few dogs, the shrill of insect and is a simple long quiet day in the calendar of this otherwise hectic island. On Nyepi the world expected to be clean and everything starts anew, with Man showing his symbolic control over himself and the "force" of the World, hence the mandatory religious control.
  • Ngembak Geni (the day after Nyepi)
    Ngembak is the day when Catur Berata Penyepian is over and Hindus societies usually visit to forgive each other and doing the Dharma Canthi. Dharma Canthi are activities of reading Sloka, Kekidung, Kekawin, etc.(ancient scripts containing songs and lyrics).
From the religious and philosophy point of view, Nyepi is meant to be a day of self introspection to decide on values, eg humanity, love, patience, kindness, etc., that should kept forever. Balinese Hindus have many kind of celebrations (some sacred days) but Nyepi is, perhaps the most important of the island's religious days and the prohibitions are taken seriously, particularly in villages outside of Bali's southern tourist belt. Hotels are exempt from Nyepi's rigorous practices but streets outside will be closed to both pedestrians and vehicles (except for airport shuttles or emergency vehicles) and village wardens (Pecalang) will be posted to keep people off the beach. So wherever you happen to be staying on Nyepi Day in Bali, this will be a good day to spend indoors. Indeed Nyepi day has made Bali a unique island.

Monday, 30 January 2012

Legian Paradiso Hotel Bali

Welcome to the Legian Paradiso, an oasis in the center of Bali’s busy shopping and nightlife district. A mediterranean style building, with spacious rooms arranged around a central pool and tropical gardens, the hotel offers 124 rooms with a choice of one, two or three-bed accommodation, all within easy walking distance of Bali’s best shops, restaurants, bars and nightclubs.
The Legian Paradiso offering a comfortable place to stay which is, set in tranquil, landscaped gardens away from busy streets. Centrally located, the property offers an ideal base for visitors wishing to explore Bali while keeping all the island’s best shop, bars, restaurants and beaches within walking distance. The hotel is less than 10 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport, 15 minutes by car to Denpasar, 30 minutes from Sanur and Nusa Dua and within a 45 minutes drive to the artistic center of Ubud.
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