Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas in Bali

Christmas Celebration at the Church
Christmas in Bali, celebrated by the Balinese who are Christians. For the Balinese religion other than Christianity, Christmas day is not considered special. For the Balinese religion other than Christianity, Christmas is a holiday regular, which is not so special. That is why in Bali on Christmas Day did not seem festive. Only in places certain excitement going. As in the church, and a housing complex with the people in Christian domination.

If you are planning to spend the Christmas holiday in Bali, should be considered more carefully. Therefore, the atmosphere of Christmas is synonymous with Christmas trees, snow, snowman, bell sounds. But these things can not be found in Bali. Precise calculation will give you satisfaction in celebrating the feast of Christmas.

Bali is an island located in the tropics, in Indonesia. Having air with warm temperatures to heat, and do not have winter, and only in certain places it could find pine trees. Most of the population in Bali are Hindus. Of the condition, you certainly will not find a very suitable place to celebrate Christmas. Except in the hotel, or in the mall, which is offering a special Christmas package. And it was to be allowed, to ask that you spend at the place.

Rain during Christmas in Bali
Currently in Bali in the rainy season the situation. Almost every day in Bali was raining. Torrential rain intensity is very often the case in December. This condition is certainly very different from the situation in the West, most experienced snow season. Tradition is often performed at Christmas in the western countries.

However, if you still choose Bali as a holiday, while Christmas and New Year, you should prepare better, and have you consider the best, especially your financial problems. Because, lodging or other accommodations in Bali, at the time of Christmas and New Year holidays, rental rates at star hotels and small inns, prices rose very high. Usually the rate increase occurred from December 24 to January 5. You do not be surprised if in the holiday season of Christmas and New Year, all providers of accommodation in Bali to be expensive.

Think also if you are in Bali at Christmas and New Year holidays. Do not you regret while in Bali. Typically, when Christmas and New Year holidays, tourist areas in Bali will be a favorite destination of tourists. Whether it's local tourists, as well as foreign tourists. So the tourist places in Bali to be very crowded, full of people who enjoy the natural beauty of Bali.

The problem that often occurs when Christmas and New Year is a traffic jam. Traffic jams on the way to the tourist area in Bali is very common. So that you can take time to be able to immediately enjoy the natural beauty of Bali.

My experience, during the holidays, most of the roads in Bali, especially roads to the area, there will be a traffic jam for hours, maybe more, if you use a car with a large size, such as buses. Surely it would take a lot of your time on the road. I suggest that you rent a motorcycle, in order to more easily through traffic. But it is a risk you will be rain road. Because now is the rainy season in Bali.

Talking about safety at Christmas in Bali, it is very difficult to determine. Considering Bali was targeted crime by terrorists. Although police often conduct surveillance and tight security in Bali at Christmas, but we must remain vigilant, and preferably away from the crowds. We all know, the crowd is a very good place to commit a crime.

Typically, during the celebration of Christmas, Christmas Eve, security officers often patrol to safeguard the environment. To avoid the bad things that can disturb the serenity of Bali.

Interestingly, traditional Balinese security guards, who called Pecalang, normally a safety in the Hindu religious activities in Bali, come stand by securing the Christmas Eve church. Involvement Pecalang a voluntary initiative. Which aims to maintain the security of the region. Involvement pecalang is a form of high tolerance among Christians by Hindus in Bali. Usually security focused around the outside of the church, especially the point and out of people who will attend the celebration or worship in the church. While security at the entrance made ​​by police.

Tight vigil at major churches in Bali, to ensure safety for the people when celebrating Christmas. Since Bali is not only the Balinese are celebrating Christmas, foreign tourists in Bali and also celebrate Christmas.

Usually the festive atmosphere of Christmas celebration in Bali are felt in churches. Christians decorate their churches with the typical Christmas decorations.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Uluwatu Cliffs

Uluwatu Cliffs

Uluwatu is a beach with high cliffs on the seafront. Uluwatu became famous because there is a temple located at the edge of the cliff at the edge of the sea. Very beautiful temple in the afternoon, at sunset. Spectacular views, lovely, and admirable. Temple at the end of the cliff was named Uluwatu Temple.

Uluwatu Cliffs
The cliffs at Uluwatu is very high. Being on the edge of the vast sea. If we stand on the edge of the cliff at Uluwatu, was very stressful. A strong wind blows, adding to the tension if we stand on the edge of the cliff. However, the condition can be ignored by the natural beauty around the Uluwatu.

If you went to Uluwatu, and headed to the Uluwatu Temple area, you should head to the east temple. Because we'll see clusters of beautiful cliff by the sea. It is better to come to Uluwatu during the afternoon.

In every path on the edge of the cliff at Uluwatu, has been in fence with low wall. So we will be safe to walk on the edge of cliff of Uluwatu. Without the need to feel anxious about falling down. Low wall at chest level, which still can be used to lean, if we occasionally want to look down to see the basis of a very high cliff.

Uluwatu Temple Bali Indonesia
In the middle of walkways provide shelter, in case it rains, or just to rest. Can also be used as a place to relax while waiting for the afternoon, to see the beautiful sunset at Uluwatu.

During the afternoon at Uluwatu, we can see the sunset in the west. Very beautiful. And more beautiful when viewed from the east on the Uluwatu Temple. The sunset will look as if it is hidden behind the temple which is located at the end of a high cliff.

Remember back before dinner if you are in the area at Uluwatu. Because on the way home you are going through a lonely road and boring.

Uluwatu Temple Bali

Sunday, December 16, 2012

One person drowned in Petitenget beach

Sunday night, December 16, 2012, two Bali drowning, swept waves at the beach Petitenget, North Kuta, Badung regency, Bali. Two victims named Ketut Suarjana (29) he is a man, and Putu Elijayanti (19) is a woman.

Two men were bathing at the beach at around 18:15 pm. Those huge waves swept up into the sea. They had shouted, asking for help, but only Putu Elijayanti the rescued around at 19:00 at night.

Putu Elijayanti, was rescued by local people, while Ketut Suarja, a native of Kerobokan, Badung, Bali, until tonight has not been found.

Until now, the search process is still done by combing the beaches in the area where the first victim disappeared.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Nusa Dua-Benoa-Airport toll road will be completed in June 2013

Nusa Dua-Benoa-Airport toll road will be completed in June 2013

Construction of the first toll road in Bali, which connects the Nusa Dua-Benoa-Airport, is expected to be completed in June 2013. Expected at the time of the 2013 APEC summit, toll road was impassable by vehicles.

Nusa Dua-Benoa-Airport toll road built above the sea, the height should not exceed the height of a coconut tree. The toll road is, was the first flyover made ​​in Bali. And the plan will be made a second flyover.

The second flyover will connect Sunset Road Kuta, Badung regency, headed to the Tanah Lot Temple, and ended up in the village of Soka, in Tabanan regency. Addition will make flyover that connects Tanah Lot, the government has reviewed the overpass that will connect Beringkit-Batuan-Purnama, in Tabanan regency.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Barong Dance Bali

Barong Dance and Rangda

Barong Dance is one of the ancient Balinese culture is still preserved to this day, and is a relic of pre-Hindu culture in Bali. Barong Dance is a performing art that is the most popular and attractive to tourists who come to Bali, in addition to the Kecak Dance.

Barong word comes from the word "bahruang", which means an animal, a bear. This beast is a beast Balinese mythology, who has supernatural powers, considered a protector of animals to the Balinese.

Barong Dance, danced by two male dancers, dressed in robes an animal, a person wearing the head, the front legs on the barong dance, and one man wore the buttocks, the back of the legs danced in barong.

Today there are many types of barong developed and staged by a certain function in religious rituals in Bali. Barong-shaped head of a lion, a tiger, a male boar, elephants, oxen, and others.

a. Barong Ket (Ketet), barong is most widely available in Bali, and the most frequently staged, and has a kind of dance motion complete. Ketet Barong is a mix between a lion, tiger, cow. Agency on barong is decorated with carvings made of leather, decorated with glass beads, and feathers made of plant fibers.
Barong Ket
Barong Ket
b. Barong Bangkal, mean old big pig. Barong resembles a pig, called Barong Celeng (Pig Barong) or Barong Bangkung. Musical accompaniment is gambelan of batel, in the play is very rarely accompanied by a story. Barong Bangkal staging is usually danced by village surrounded by children at a certain feast days in Bali.
Barong Bangkal
Barong Bangkal
c. Barong Asu, barong it resembles a dog, especially mask is very similar to a dog. This barong is very sacred by the Balinese, and there are at Puncak Dawa Baturiti Temple, Tabanan, Bali.

d. Barong Gajah, barong which resembles an elephant, is very sacred by the Balinese, and one of them is on the Singapadu Village.

e. Barong Macan, barong it resembles a tiger, in the play performed by two dancers. The accompanying music is gambelan batel.

f. Barong Landung, barong is different from the others. Barong Landung is the embodiment of an ancient human has two legs. In general, Barong Landung is made in pairs, consisting of men and women.

g. Barong Blasblasan, also called barong kedingkling. Barong Blasblasan is a form of staging that danced with the surrounding villages. This barong dancers wearing only a mask. Barong is a lot of tension in the Galungan and Kuuningan, dancers were children.

A barong mask is made using wood. The wood used is not a haphazard wood. Wood from trees is considered to have great magical powers. Therefore, the barong is a sacred thing, a very sacred by Hindus in Bali. Barong dance show always starts with the demonstration accompanied by a gamelan performances are different.

Barong dance is staged not alone, not only show a barong dance, but also accompanied by other types of dance. Because this is a colossal dance, or dance with a particular story.

Sometimes the barong dance performances, there was a terrible scene, which has to stab himself with a dagger
Sometimes the barong dance performances, there was a terrible scene, which has to stab himself with a dagger (Keris), keris is the weapon of the Balinese.

Scenes stabbing themselves with kris is one of the most popular performances by the Balinese. Because this scene shows a dancer immunity that can not be pierced with a sharp object. When on skewer with a dagger, that person will not be injured, or killed, a dagger made ​​of steel will bend without hurting the dancers. There is a kind of magical power that protects from punctures kris dancers. So the dancers do not get hurt or die.

Monday, December 10, 2012

The poor turtle in Benoa, Sunday

The poor turtle in Benoa, Sunday
Bali Police foiled the smuggling of 33 green turtles, at the Port of Tanjung Benoa, Bali, on Sunday, dated December 9, 2012, at night.

Turtles have largely been outstanding for more than 50 years old, allegedly sent from Banyuwangi, East Java. Turtles were abandoned by their owners on a boat. The middle of the night, at 12 o'clock at night, Bali Police inspect a ship without identity rests in the port of Tanjung Benoa. This morning the boat was transporting turtle, moved to Benoa Harbour, and all turtles were evacuated to the Police Office.

Dozens of turtles were mostly gigantic, weighing over 60 kilograms, and only a few turtles are small, weighing between 4 kilograms more.

Police will coordinate with an environmental foundation, to quarantine turtles, before being released to his native habitat. For a while the turtles were deposited in captivity, attacks on the island, Denpasar.

This type of green sea turtles are endangered species are strictly protected. This turtle allegedly smuggled into Bali, to be supplied to restaurants that provide menu turtles illegally.

Bali Beach

In Bali Beach and beatiful sunset
In Bali Beach and beatiful sunset
Bali Beach is a beach in Bali stretches around the island of Bali. Bali beach there are many kinds and variations. Travelers can choose the preferred beach. Depending on the wishes. Because, Bali beaches are very beautiful and attractive.

Bali Beach also has many types of sand. The white sand, brown sand, black sand. Everything has its own charm. Conditions paris Bali coast, depending on the type of marine life in the sea of Bali. If there are many Balinese sea marine life such as coral reefs, the sand on the beach of Bali is white. If no Bali sea marine life, it just rocks, the sand on the beach of Bali will be black. And if the beach is the estuary of the many rivers, beaches of Bali will be colored brown.

Bali beach with rocks in northern Bali
Bali with white sand beaches, mostly in the south of Bali. Because in the ocean south of Bali, there are many coral reefs. And a favorite area for divers who want to enjoy the underwater beauty. Coral reefs are dying, changed color to white, because the rent constituent is lime, and washed up onto the beach. Because eroded by the waves hit, the coral was destroyed and dumped into sand. That is why the beaches of Bali, in the south of Bali.

Unlike the coast of Bali, which is the region west of Bali. West Bali there are many rivers. Rivers that very much, because in the West Bali there are many mountains. Mountain with very high rainfall. Each season rains, the rivers of West Bali will be flooded, full of water mixed with mud. Water river empties into the sea of Bali, the mud would be stranded to west coast of Bali. That is why the beaches of Bali, West Bali, brownish-colored sand.

Bali beaches are brown
Bali Beach in the north of Bali, as the rocky shores. Rocks in the northern coastal region, from the eruption of Mount Agung, which often erupted last year. Very few beaches developed into tourism. In addition to the beach with rocks, the air temperature conditions in very hot northern coast of Bali. So it is not suitable for use as a place to sunbathe and swim. Because the skin will burn.

Bali beach also has waves that varied. Starting from a very calm waves, so the waves were very big and tall. So tourists who come to Bali, you can choose according to his favorite beach. Many tourists who enjoyed surfing, went to the beach in Bali which has a large and high waves. The majority of waves suitable for use as a place to surf in the area south of Bali.

Big waves and high in the south of Bali, because the sea is part of the Indian Ocean. Vast ocean. Thus, the pounding winds coming from the Indian Ocean, creating huge waves and high in southern Bali. So the beaches of Bali, which is in southern Bali, is suitable for surfing spots.

Beaches in Bali with a beautiful cliff
In addition to the fine sand, beaches in Bali also has many very beautiful cliffs. The cliffs on the beach in Bali, mostly in the south of Bali. Many hotels and villas in the region. That offers the beauty of the sea can be enjoyed from the hotel which is established on the edge of the cliff. From the cliffs, tourists can also enjoy the sunset.

Many temples built on the coast of Bali. Pretending is built intended for island protected from all kinds of natural disasters. Uluwatu Temple, Tanah Lot Temple, Rambut Siwi Temple, and many other temples on the coast of Bali. The Balinese are always praying in temple in Bali beach, to the island of Bali protected from Tsunami and other natural disasters.

However, the condition of the beautiful beaches in Bali, threatened by erosion. In the area of West Bali, many beaches are losing sand, continue to occur due to abrasion. These conditions threaten the lives of people who live in coastal areas. They fear losing homes due oleg abrasion.

Beach in Padang Bay Bali
In addition to erosion, the beaches of Bali is also danger of being lost. According to news reports and the often heard, that the higher the sea each year, due to global warming. This condition is clearly visible on Kuta beach. Previously, Kuta beach has a very long coastline and vast, also in all coastal areas in Bali. Currently, seawater was very close to the mainland. So the worries continue.

Hopefully the bad things do not happen on this Earth. So we, and our children, can trus enjoy the beautiful beaches of Bali.

The Balinese pray at Rambut Siwi Temple
The Balinese pray at Rambut Siwi Temple
Bali's Kuta Beach with white sand
Bali's Kuta Beach with white sand

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Jineng Bali

Traditional Jineng Bali
Jineng in balinese house
Jineng is typical Balinese buildings. At first the rice storage, crop farmers, food stored for backup. As a symbol of prosperity, and other functions as a place to relax, as a shelter, a place to rest. Because of its shape like a home.

Jineng shape is very simple, but has a very complicated construction. As well as thinking about security terhadapt very heavy burden. Designed to be able to handle the weight of the rice storage space above it.

Apart from being a place to store the morning, Jineng also Sebai complementary functions where conducting religious ceremonies, eg tooth filing ceremony, Balinese wedding ceremony. Jineng can also function as a dish when creating a party.

Jineng is small and unique buildings, the dominant use of wood materials. So if people want to buy a Jineng, the price can be very expensive. For the price is different, because there are some models Jineng. Some are wearing carvings, some are plain.

Jineng, old
The Balinese are very fond Jineng. Many Balinese people put Jineng in his house, as a garnish that has an equivalent function. In addition to the Balinese, many foreigners who enjoyed Jineng, so this building is the most promising commodities to be produced in abundance.

Many entrepreneurs Jineng in Bali to export his work to various countries. One of the most Jineng export destination country is the United States.

Use Jineng yore
Jineng yore

Jineng today
Jineng today

Monday, December 3, 2012

2012 year-end holidays in Bali

2012 year-end holidays in Bali
Bali is a famous tourist destination, and has always been a favorite destination for tourists. Every year there are millions of tourists who come to visit the island of Bali. Local and foreign tourists love this island. Because on the island of Bali there are many different types of places that are worth visiting.

Every year, at the end of the year, the island of Bali are always crowded with tourists who want to enjoy a holiday with fun. Locals alike is the most visited island of Bali at the end of the year. They come from various regions in Indonesia. The most widely come to Bali from Java.

Coastal area to be the most favored by local tourists who want to spend the holidays at the end of the year. The beach is most crowded during year-end holidays in Bali is Kuta beach. Kuta beach is always crowded every year, at the end of the year. Since the famous Kuta beach so many people who have always wanted to spend time at the beach.

In 2012, the island will be very crowded and visited by local tourists. Money exchange in Bali will be very high. It relates to economic growth in Indonesia is very high. So the purchasing power of the people of Indonesia are very large. Estimated that people who have lots of money to visit the island of Bali at the end of 2012.

Businesses in Bali, especially in the tourism industry, has to make preparations to welcome the tourists who come to Bali. Various promotion at the end of the year has been on offer. So competition ensued. Bid low price, to the various tour packages promoted late start to lure the tourists to come to Bali.

One of the hotels in Bali, which has been offering cheap travel packages is the Aston Kuta Hotel and Residence. This hotel has prepared an exclusive stay package, which can save money for Christmas and New Year holidays. By ordering Christmas package worth USD 294 during the period 23 to 26 December 2012.

Tourists will benefit stay for two nights in a Superior room, breakfast, Christmas dinner invitation for two people, and transport to Kuta shopping area.

Not only that, all guests will receive a 15% discount, for all types of body treatments, in Spassion, for two people, and a 50% discount for Christmas dinner, for children under 12 years of age.

Besides Aston Kuta Hotel and Residence which offers cheap holiday packages at the end of 2012, there are many other hotels that offer cheap travel packages for the end of 2012. And various tour packages to travel in the new year 2013.

Friday, November 30, 2012

New Year in Bali

New Year in Bali
The new year is a day that marks the New Year, the beginning of a different year, and the year is becoming increasingly more. For most people, the new year is felt with increasing age. Man feels will get older.

However, the moment of the year, of the new year, has always been a very pleasant thing to some people. Because, as we grow older, indicating the person's longevity. So in every celebration of the new year, not infrequently there are various party. Party who can forget all the bad things a person in years they've lived before.

In Bali, the celebration of the new year is only done by people who exist in urban areas only. For people in rural areas, the new year is not that special. Because according to the countryside, the new year is common and there are things that are different from the previous day.

In urban areas, a celebration welcoming the year is often done in the centers of the city. In welcoming the new year party held by a group of people. Sometimes New Year's party, created by the government to provide entertainment to the public.

In every celebration of the new year in Bali, often many people intentionally set off fireworks. Fireworks is a typical game at the New Year celebrations. In Bali, fireworks are the most sought after items by the Balinese, especially for those who have lots of money. In urban areas of Bali, the atmosphere is very beautiful at night. People set off fireworks together. The darkness of night to be very beautiful by the eruption of fireworks that lit up the night new year.

Unlike in the city, the people in rural areas who celebrate New Year's Eve, do the cooking. Making food specials jointly by a group of people in a village. The food was most often made is roasted pig. Because pigs are roasted faforit food for everyone in Bali.

In Bali, there are bad things that people often do some people during the celebration of New Year's Eve. Bad things that are often found in some areas in Bali, is binge drinking. Binge drinking is often done by some groups of people. Not infrequently, these activities often result brawl between groups. The New Year is often the scene of a fight by a minority of people in Bali, which often act anarchist.

New Year in Bali as a whole is not something special for the people of Bali. New year most liked by people of Bali is the turn of the year according to the Balinese calendar. Balinese calendar is very different from the prevailing international calendar. Because the Balinese calendar month is calculated based on the velocity of the earth.

If you want to enjoy New Year's Eve in Bali to enjoy the atmosphere of the new year in Bali, I suggest to take the tour packages that are offered by the hotel or travel agent. If you want to celebrate New Year's Eve in Bali, you better visit the city and hospitality. Because usually region-area hotels often make new year festivities.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Rambut Siwi Temple, religious ceremony on 28 November 2012

Rambut Siwi Temple, religious ceremony on 28 November 2012
Rambut Siwi Temple, religious ceremony on 28 November 2012
Rambut Siwi temple on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, when the full moon coincide, the religious ceremony took place at the temple. Rambut Siwi ceremony at the temple regularly held every six months, according to the Balinese calendar calculations.

Rambut Siwi temple is a complex of several temples, which has many temples, with different functions. But all the temple in Rambut Siwi, celebrations were held simultaneously.
Rambut Siwi Temple, religious ceremony on 28 November 2012

 Rambut Siwi temple is located on the edge of the cliff, and being on the beach with black sand. This temple is believed by the Balinese as a bastion for the island of Bali. One of the spiritual fortress made ​​by clergy since time immemorial. To protect the island from various natural disturbances.

Every celebration which carried on in the Rambut Siwi temple, always crowded visited by people who want to worship God, and protective deities. When the worship performed by the Balinese, they always hope for the island of Bali is always protected and kept safe, protected from all kinds of natural disasters.

Rambut Siwi Temple, religious ceremony on 28 November 2012Balinese people who come to the Rambut Siwi temple, coming from different regions of Bali. Thus, any celebration took place in this temple, is always crowded and filled with people. Moreover, if the celebration takes place on weekends, pretending Rambut Siwi would like an evening of amusement rides, very crowded, crowded, visited by people who want to worship in this temple.

If you want to pray in the Rambut Siwi temple, we have to go through the gate to the west. Entering the western gate, leading to the parking area, go through as far as 600 meters. To go to the temple area, we have to go through the steps were quite high, because the location of the temple is around cliffs. There are many temples in the area Rambut Siwi. However, none of the main temple complex is located in the middle area.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Boracay is more beautiful than Bali

Boracay Island is a tropical island has white sand on every beach. White Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Boracay. Has white sand beaches as fine as talcum powder on the area. This place was a favorite place for the traveler. However, the beach is kept clean, maintained, and certainly tempting. Not only that enjoy the beach, this beach you can diving and snorkeling around its shores. At night, many tourists who partied with witnessing various exciting performances at this beach.

That review some of those who have visited Boracay island. Maybe it's true what is said by some people who have visited Boracay.

However, the condition of the beautiful Boracay beach, not in spite of the small island state with a population that is very little. So the beauty of nature is very well preserved, with no environmental pollution made by unscrupulous employers.

Bali is a beautiful island by tourists. There are many things that can be found in Bali, but can not be found in Boracay. Bali has a unique culture, different kinds of attractions, natural scenery, the friendliness of the Balinese, cheap hotels, and so on. That certainly can not be found in Boracay. Travelers will get all you want in the island of Bali with a very attractive package.

But it can not be compared with the appeal Boracay island, located in the country of the Philippines. Every tourist destination, has its own advantages and disadvantages. Travelers have a right to choose, a place where they want to go.

For some people who has been to Boracay, probably where it is a very comfortable place to visit. But Bali also has many places that are very comfortable, with a quiet atmosphere. Beaches, mountains, forests, villages, all can be found in Bali.

People who have come to the island of Boracay said, if you want to get peace, come to Bulabog Beach. Here the sand is whiter, quieter, and away from the crowds. One of the things that will make you more comfortable relaxing on the beach Bulabog beach is a breeze. That's what people are saying about the island of Boracay.

But the choice for travel, it is not to be overlooked, to gain the experience unforgettable yan, for tourists who come to Bali, as well as those wanting to visit the island Boracai in the Philippines.

Traffic jams on the Denpasar-Gilimanuk Road, Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Traffic jams on the Denpasar-Gilimanuk Road, Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Traffic jams on the Denpasar-Gilimanuk highway, it always happens. Caused by a big truck with a load exceeding carrying capacity. Big truck was not able to climb through. So the truck broke down in the middle of the road. Resulting in long traffic jams occur.

Recreation to Bali Butterfly Park

Bali Butterfly Park is a park where breeding of butterflies with different types and species. Being in Bali Tabanan regency.

Butterfly sculpture in Bali Butterfly Park
Butterfly sculpture

Some time ago I was with my girl friend, an excursion to Bali Butterfly Park. Looking for a fresh atmosphere, and quiet. At least for a moment to relieve the stress of the work burden me every time.

Not difficult to reach Bali Butterfly Park. I was there on a motorcycle. With the aim to avoid congestion on Tabanan town and can be quickly up there.

Butterfly breeding room in Bali Butterfly Park
Butterfly breeding room

Garden with different types of plants in Bali Butterfly Park
Garden with different types of plants in Bali Butterfly Park

Monday, November 26, 2012

Accidents during the rainy season in Bali

Accidents during the rainy season in Bali

Yesterday, Sunday, November 25, 2012, when rainfall occurs, on the Denpasar-Gilimanuk highway, a car accident. Two people were killed in the incident. Traffic accidents occurred in Banjar Tembles, Penyaringaan village, Jembrana regency, Bali, Indonesia.

The accident occurred when the rain soaked roads. A big truck from the west, heading east, crashed into a small truck drove very fast. Initially a small truck coming from the east, drove very fast, overtake a car in front of him. When trying to overtake, there was a big truck from the west. Small truck that braked suddenly. As a result, the vehicle spur uncontrolled sway over the road very slippery. Big truck from the west right into a small truck, and dragged up to 20 meters.

Small Truck wedged under the head of big truck. Wheel small truck bounced away, and fell to the field. Big truck front wheel broke.

Small truck driven by a man with a child passenger. It is estimated that person is the father with his son. They lang killed on the spot. After police arrived, the victim immediately remove it from the truck that was stuck, and taken to the hospital.

Accidents in Denpasar-Gilimanuk highway

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Bali Tourism

Bali tourismBali is a world tourist destination. Famous everywhere, to foreign countries. Bali has been known long ago. Foreigners have long known Bali, even among people who come to Bali, Bali is considered a country. Because it is so famous Bali, thus defeating the name of Indonesia. People are more familiar with Bali than Indonesia. The real Bali is a province and part of the Indonesian nation.

Many things become advocates progress at Bali's tourism industry. Tourism in Bali is influenced by many aspects of supporters. Man, nature, culture, traditions, arts, religion, the environment, all of that into a composition that makes its own attraction in Bali. Makes Bali so unique, and different.

The Balinese are known to be hospitable, kind, considerate, polite. It's a part that supports the development of the tourism industry in Bali. Anyone would not like a place, especially as a tourist destination, if the people that are in it are not well behaved, friendly, and polite with others, especially with strangers who intend to travel. Capable of enchanting Balinese hospitality tourists, make them smile and feel at home.

Nature in Bali is very beautiful. Bali is a small island surrounded by the sea with beautiful beaches. In the middle of the island filled with beautiful mountains. If tourists want to find a mountain to climb, there is a very suitable place for it, namely Mount Agung and Mount Batur.

Ngaben ceremony, tradition in Bali
In coastal areas, there are many white sandy beaches, with various types of ombat. Beach for surfing, swimming, sunbathing, or just enjoying the natural beauty of the beach, all in Bali.

Bali also has sea with lots of beautiful coral reefs, which are suitable for use as a dive. With different kinds of coral, fish and variegated colors. The most favored region for diving by tourists is in the Nusa Lembongan.

Unique culture, and different from any place in the world, the main attraction and is second to none. Cultures were maintained and has always been the basis of Balinese life, making Balinese life with full of beauty, full of color, full of togetherness.

The tradition is maintained for generations, can not be separated from the culture intact. Tradition makes Bali remains on condition that had not been changed in terms of culture. All traditions in Bali lived with full awareness by the Balinese. Not infrequently foreigners and tourists who had come to Bali to study Balinese tradition.

Well developed arts in Bali. Very well known by everyone, that the Balinese are very clever in creating a work of art. It was not separated from the life of the Balinese always incorporate art into the lives of the Balinese. That's what makes Bali is filled with art. That any art. Balinese dance, music, buildings, clothing, all contain elements of art that is very unique and definitely different from the others.

Hinduism is growing in Bali. Culture and beliefs are influenced by Balinese Hindus, making the new religion in Bali, the Balinese Hindu. Balinese Hinduism is very highlight aspects of ritual and ceremony. These activities were the main attraction for tourists who come to Bali.

May all things which the life of the Balinese who make well-developed tourism industry in Bali, still awake and always be an attraction for tourists who are not boring.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Subak, rice harvest in November

Subak, rice harvest in November, Bali

Subak in Bali has become a culture, and the presence of subak strongly supports the preservation of natural and harmonious life between man and nature.

Subak most dominant activity is agriculture. Planting rice is very important in the preservation of the Balinese food. Since rice is the staple food of the people of Bali. Rice is a daily diet, and the requirement is greatly obliged by all Balinese.

In November, some farming areas in Bali, is hold the harvest. Rice harvest has been long-awaited by farmers. And being a huge gift from God, if they harvest rice results are good and plentiful.

Subak, rice harvest in November

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Bali to Lombok

Bali to Lombok

When traveling in the island of Bali, and stayed some time in Bali, enjoying the natural beauty of Bali and its culture, there may be a desire in our mind to visit other places in Indonesia, especially those close to Bali. One of the goals closest to Bali, and has a very attractive natural beauty, the island of Lombok.

The natural beauty of Lombok island is not less interesting to the one in Bali. Especially in coastal areas. Currently enchanting beauty of Lombok has been developed, allowing the tourism industry to support the economy in Lombok.

To get to the island of Lombok, the island of Bali, we can achieve it with 2 lines. Air and sea routes. When reached by air line, from the Ngurah Rai airport, Bali, leading to the Lombok International Airport. Can be reached with a time of about 45 minutes.

If heading to Lombok by sea, from the port of Padang Bai to boarding the ship, by sea, the Lombok Strait, heading to the port of Lembar harbour, in Lombok. This sea route can be taken about 6 hours. The cost of the Port of Padang Bai to Lombok harbor Rp. 36,000.

Bali quake Thursday November 22, 2012

An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale, shook the island of Bali, on Thursday, December 22, 2012, at 5:09 pm. What earthquake was at 9:38 south latitude, 114.97 east longitude, at a depth of 38 Km. The epicenter was located at 65 KM south of Kuta.

The quake for 10 seconds could cause panic Kuta, and surrounding areas. The earthquake only lasted 10 seconds, so that panic does not continue. In addition to around the tourist areas of Kuta, the quake was also felt in Denpasar.

Balinese Culture: Ngayah

Balinese Culture, NgayahNgayah is a social activity performed by the Bali peoples to someone or someplace with nature help, cooperation, and help someone, which is usually carried out jointly by some people, even to involve many people, without hope of reward, for survival better. Culture a ngayah been done by the Balinese long ago. Since the life of the material has not been prioritized as it is today. Because once the Balinese are not familiar with money, therefore, to complete a job done together that involves lots of people, helping each other and helping.

Ngayah is a Balinese culture, which is very unique, and structured spontaneously and sometimes done without a plan. Performed by a person in instinct, not forced, and not tied. Ngayah properties arise from a person for life and do not need other people to live in individualism. With the hope that one day will get similar feedback from others to be able to do the same thing to us.

Ngayah is a Balinese culture
Ngayah usually performed in temples, houses, villages, offices, and any place that requires human labor. Ngayah in temple to help smooth a Hindu religious ritual. Ngayah on a house nature to help complete a ritual to be performed on a family.

Ngayah is a Balinese culture, which is very appropriate guarded continuance. Due to the ngayah culture, the Balinese have been more friendly, more family, more united, and more powerful. Better fraternity. So as to ward off various bad influences come, which can break the unity and harmony of Bali.

But in some places and regions in Bali, ngayah culture have started to fade and disappear. Especially in the big cities in Bali. In the more developed cities precisely the nature of materialism. City people assume, all things can bought with money. They think the culture can be purchased and set up with the money.


Bali and Lombok

Lombok is an island located in the east of the Bali island, which are separated by an ocean. Lombok island has an area of 5.435 km. And is part of the archipelago Sunda Kecil. Lombok included into the province of Nusa Tenggara Barat. There are five regency in Lombok. Regency in the Loombok island is Mataram, West Lombok, Central Lombok Regency, East Lombok Regency, North Lombok Regency.

Lombok island belongs to the cluster of volcanic mountains in Indonesia, as Bali. The island of Bali has volcanoes, namely Mount Agung and Mount Batur, as well as Lombok island, which has a volcano that is still active today. Lombok volcano on the island is Mount Rinjani.

Rinjani volcano has a height of about 3,726 meters, is the third highest mountain in Indonesia. The mountain last erupted in June-July 1994. With these conditions, Lombok and Bali almost the same, frequent earthquakes. If in Bali earthquake, it will be felt also in the island Lombok. If on the Lombok island an earthquake, it will be felt on the Bali island. Because of the island of Bali and Lombok have similar geographical conditions and intertwined.

Indigenous tribes that inhabit the Lombok island is Sasak tribe. Sasak tribe very closely related with the Bali tribe. It's just in Bali Hindu influence is stronger, whereas in Lombok stronger Islamic influence. The majority of people on the Lombok island, is monosyllabic Sasak, about 80% Sasak tribe.

Besides Sasak tribe on the Lombok island, there are also tribes who inhabited the island of Bali. Some 15% of Balinese descent who live there. Most Balinese are descendants of West Lombok, and still use the language of Bali as their everyday language. Culture is used there as well Balinese culture and Hindu religion.

Currently, Lombok has started to develop the tourism industry as a source of local revenue. It relates to the location of the nearby island of Lombok to Bali. Since Bali is a region with the world's top tourist destination, so the Lombok island, indirectly, have a positive impact of the condition. The development of the tourism industry in Lombok started seen since 2007. It was also done because the natural conditions in Lombok very supportive.

Tourist places in Lombok the same name as in Bali is Kuta beach. In Bali are Kuta Beach, on the Lombok island, there are also Kuta beach. It's just the condition of accommodation on the Loombok island still not adequate to support tourism activities.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Weather in Bali today, is now the rainy season

Weather in Bali today, is now the rainy season

Weather in Bali now is the rainy season, marked by frequent rain in various areas of Bali. Mostly common in almost all regions of Bali. But the rain did not happen all day long. Haja few minutes, with a low intensity. No hiss, but it can make us wet.

Weather such as rain is very disturbing tourists to visit tourist attractions in Bali. But this is the rainy season, can not be prevented, it can not be stopped if it appears suddenly.

There was little singing during the rainy season in Bali.

It was raining again ..
we sat looking at the rain ..
wait until the rain stopped ..
so that we can go out again.

Why is this weather
weather interfere with tourists
God, stop this bad weather
so we can besenang fun again

Balinese masks, very funny

Balinese masks meeting

Balinese masks were collected and placed on a chair, around a table, as if the mask was a meeting. It was very funny. Being a very scary on the Balinese mask it becomes very funny if placed as shown.

Balinese mask type is the type often used for religious rituals in Bali. There is a funny story of the mask in the picture. Balinese mask dance mask is different from the picture. There are also types of Rangda masks a more sinister. Rangda masks would be very funny if it acted differently.

Balinese masks were found in a store that sells various types of masks. The masks have long inhabited the store, but not until now that mask no one would buy it. The shop owner was tired of seeing the masks framed but not yet sold. To relieve the boredom, the store owner took the initiative to put the mask Balinese mask on a chair, as if the masks were meeting.

There's just funny act committed in a work of art, so it looks entertaining and interesting, far from the general context of an object. Like the Balinese mask, it looks funny, even though looks very creepy.

Balinese mask art