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.