Friday, July 19, 2013

List of famous hotels on the island of Lombok

Hotels in Lombok is not so much when compared to Bali. Lombok has now become a famous tourist destination. Because of the impact that has proximity to Bali, Lombok become one of the famous tourist destinations ranging up to foreign countries. Various facilities and accommodation have been built. And support the government in an effort to grow the economy in the Lombok, especially in the field of tourism, positively impact residents on the island of Lombok.

There is now a great selection of hotels in Lombok. Along with the development of Tourism & industry on the island of Lombok, so much development and ivestor who began building hotels on the island of Lombok.

There are some very famous hotel on the island of Lombok and a place to stay for tourists who come to the island of Lombok.

List of famous hotels on the island of Lombok.

Grand Legi Mataram
Address: Jn. Sri Wijaya 81, 83231
Phone: (0370) 636282

Ken's Hotel
Address: Jalan Raya Kuta 9x, Kuta, 83355
Phone: (0370) 655057

Novotel Lombok Resort
Addres: Pujut Lombok Tengah, Kuta, Lombok, Nusa Tenggara Barat 83001
Phone: (0370) 653333

Heaven on the Planet Resort 
Address: Lendang Terak St, Ekas Bay, Nusa Tenggara Barat 83672

Puri Saron Hotel 
Address: Desa Krandangan Senggigi Beach Lombok

Kuta Cove Hotel 
Address: Jalan Pantai Kuta Lombok, Kute Lombok, Nusa Tenggara Barat
Phone: 0878-6492-0120

Scuba Surf Lombok 
Address: Jalan Raya , Kuta, Nusa Tenggara Barat 83573
Phone: 0819-1790-0727

Bidari Hotel 
Address: Jl. Bangau No. 5 Lombok, 83235

Lombok Garden Hotel 
Address: Jl. Bung Karno No. 7 Lombok

Mandalika Resort
Address: Pujut Lombok Tengah, Lombok, Nusa Tenggara Barat 83111
Phone: (0370) 653333

Monday, July 15, 2013

Weather in Bali confusing lately

Weather in Bali in general is hot, whatever happens now, feels very cold. But in some places feels very hot. In other areas in Bali, wet and rainy. Until now in Bali frequent rain.

Because of frequent erratic rainfall intensity, and sometimes sunny weather occurs, many developing disease. Bali's population is currently concerned with attacks of various kinds of seasonal epidemics, particularly those that occur in the rainy season as it is today. The most widely affects residents of Bali today is the flu.

Flu outbreaks often occur in Bali during the rainy season. Flu for the majority of Balinese people are worried about is not a disease. Because the flu is a common thing that often happens in the rainy season.

Pura Tirta Empul in Tampaksiring, Gianyar, Bali

Pura Tirta Empul in Tampaksiring, Gianyar, Bali

Tirta Empul Temple is located in the Tampaksiring district, Gianyar, Bali. Tirta Empul Temple is a holy spring. Because in this temple there are springs that continuously secrete water from the soil relentless. Color of the water is very clear and tasted fresh. Bottom of the pool from which springs out of the ground looks very clear. Water from the fountain in Tampaksiring will flow into the river. Air condition this region is also very refreshing.

Tirta Empul Temple
At Pura Tirta Empul Tampaksiring, Gianyar Bali, often performed religious rituals of the Balinese. Most of the ritual procession carried out here is self-cleaning. That is cleansing itself from the negative energy in the body.

At Tirta Empul Temple are five sacred ponds. The main pool is a place that springs out of the ground. Water from the main pond will flow to the other four pools. There are three ponds that are used as a cleansing ritual of self. Larger pool is a pool for ritual ablutions. And two other pools are for ritual plea to the gods.

In addition to the pool for ritual, Pura Tirta Empul Tampaksiring in Gianyar Bali, there are several ponds that function to decorate, and it is located outside of the main area of the temple. It contains a large fish pond decades-old. Many of the visitors who took the time to feed the fish in the pond.

Tirta Empul Water
Any particular day, many Balinese who come to this place, because at Pura Tirta Empul is a place with sacred springs. They come with a purpose to pray, or to follow the self-cleaning ritual. Certain moments, there were thousands of people who come to Bali Pura Tirta Empul.

In addition to the Balinese, there are many foreigners who come to Pura Tirta Empul, this place is also a place of the most sought after by tourists visiting Bali. Because a very unique place, and adjacent to the presidential palace premises.

Sculpture in Tirta Empul area

Tirta Empul Tree

Tirta Empul River

Fruit tree in Tirta Empul

Tirta Empul Temple in Bali

Fish in Tierta Empul Temple

Satria Bird Market Denpasar, travelers choice for bird lovers

Satria Bird Market Denpasar

Satria Bird Market is one of the famous bird market in Bali and Indonesia. Because in this market sell various types of birds, of which the price is very cheap, so the price is very expensive. In this market, is the shelter of the various bird species brought in from outside Bali, which will then be distributed to various regions in Bali.

Dird for sale, Satria Bird Market Denpasar
Satria bird market located in the center of Denpasar. Located just north of the Museum of Bali, just north of the intersection of Catur Muka sculpture, to the north, at Jalan Veteran. You should carefully go through Jalan Veteran. Because this is a one-way street. With vehicle traffic is very crowded.

In this market sold various types of birds. In addition to bird sellers, can also be found in various types of pets. Sold pet is a dog, cat, rabbit, hamster, and so forth. In addition to the animals, in the Satria Bird Market is also there that sell reptiles, such as snakes, scorpions, and so on. Toads are also sold in the market.

Dird for sale, Satria Bird Market Denpasar
Birds are the most abundant animals on sale. The price is very cheap when compared to other places. Because, in the Satria Bird Market, all the birds are a wholesaler, who bought to be sold again, by merchants. Many bird lovers who are looking for their pets here. They came from various regions in Bali. Because they can get a bird they were looking for in this market.

Satria Bird Market is open every day. Start early morning to evening. However, to get the birds at a low price, we have to come on Sunday. Because the distributor of birds from various regions in Indonesia came with the bird on Sunday. The new birds usually come from the distributors will directly attacked by the buyer. Because the price is relatively cheaper than other sellers.

Dird for sale, Satria Bird Market Denpasar
But we must be careful and clever to choose if you want to buy animals other than birds. On the Market Satria usually there are many pet sellers come. They come from various regions. If we want buy dogs and cats, we have to be clever to choose this type of animal. Because a lot of the outstanding issues that dogs and cats are sold here has given doping, so the dogs and cats that they sell will look vivacious and energetic. But if it had been purchased and taken home by the purchaser, the dog and the cat will get sick, and eventually die.

We are also able to bargain with the desired price, if you want to buy a bird in the Satria bird market. Transactions would be very nice if bargaining occurs. Usually the merchant will give you a price greater fifty percent of the cost of goods sold birds. A good bargain will get a fair price.

Satria Bird Market Denpasar

Sales in Satria Bird Market Denpasar

Rabit for Sale Satria Bird Market Denpasar

Monkey for sale in Satria Bird Market Denpasar

Satria Bird Market Denpasar

Holiday to Bali should know the rules of customs in Bali

For those of you who want to vacation in Bali, the island with an abundance of beauty, as well as thousands of art and culture is very unique, so it's good if you know the most basic things while on vacation to Bali, which is the general rule of customary in Bali. However, tourists and any person who comes to Bali, shall comply with all existing rules of customary in Bali. It is difficult for those who want a vacation complied fully with freedom. But the tourists who vacation in Bali, must be prepared to accept all the consequences when it comes to Bali.

As a general customary rules must be obeyed by the tourists who vacation in Bali.

If you are a woman who is menstruating, do not enter the shrine / temple / merajan. Because women who are menstruating are considered dirty by the beliefs and religions in Bali. If you break it, you are menstruating entering the shrine / temple, the temple was considered contaminated, and you have to perform a religious ceremony to clean the dirty nature of the temple area.

Many places in Bali is a region of the spirits / ancestors.
Large stone in Bali is inhabited by spirits and ancestorsDo not piss carelessly. Many places in Bali that are considered sacred and haunted by the people of Bali. Many places in Bali is a region of the spirits / ancestors. We recommend that you do not piss around the temple, a large stone in the dressing with a cloth, large tree in the dressing with the cloth, there is the area that the offerings / tinkling, in front of a temple, in the river / moat that no temple, around the grave. If you violate, Balinese people believe something bad will happen to you. If something bad happens, you have to go back to the place it is and pray for forgiveness when you break the surrounding area.

Do not say dirty, do not say rude, not to say slovenly, do not yell temple area, in the shrine area, in the area of the cemetery, and the places that are considered haunted by the people of Bali. If that is done, then you will interfere with ease in the spirit of ancestors who were around that place.

Use sarong when entering the temple in BaliWhen entering the temple area / other holy places, you should wear decent clothes. Keep the chest and the belly button is not visible. If you enter the temple, you have to wear gloves. If not, you will be viewed cynically by those who see you. You'll probably get yelled at.

Do not pass in front of people who are being put cymbals, you try to stay away from him. It's time for people to pray for peace.

Do not step on the offerings / tinkling in front of a store, even if it is on the pavement. So be careful if you are walking.

If you want to take pictures at a religious ceremony in Bali, do not turn on the flash on the camera. It would interfere with those who are praying.

In Bali, there is often a ceremony that crossed the road, the convoy of the religious ceremonies often involve many people, resulting in congestion on the roads. Do not turn on the horn, you have to be patient.

When Nyepi day, you should not be out of the house, should not start a fire, should not be traveling.

Those are some general things you must obey while on vacation and was in Bali. All you have to bear the consequences of their own while in Bali.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Bali protect himself with worship at sea

Bali protect himself with worship at sea

Bali is synonymous with Hindu and ritual. Before Bali is known up to a different country, Bali has had its own life and culture. Balinese belief at this time, has been around since time immemorial. But with a variety of influences and relationships between human life, culture in Bali is now more diverse with all the beauty of the display. Although not eliminate the culture and beliefs that have existed since time immemorial, ever since man began to recognize the Balinese social life.

Balinese people strongly believe in the existence of ancestral spirits. Ancestral spirits are a guide for the life of the Balinese. In addition to ancestral spirits, since the arrival of people from outside Bali, a Hindu proselytizing mission, then from then on, come on Hindu beliefs, and become one with the religion that has existed in Bali. So as to be a very unique religion, the Hindu Bali.

The Balinese believe, every where there are rulers. Ruler of a place, ie god. As with the sea, the Balinese believe that the sea guarded and controlled by the ruling god of the sea. Thus, every beach in an area in Bali, there is a place of worship, to worship the god of the sea ruler.

Any given moment, people perform a ritual in Bali sea. Rituals in order to obtain the protection and safety of life. As well so do not get angry and destroy marine life in Bali. By doing the ritual, Balinese people believe that god will not be angry marine authorities. As often happens in several regions in Indonesia.

Monday, July 1, 2013

About Lombok Island, Bali competitors

Lombok Island in right side of Bali Insland

Lombok Island is located to the east of the island of Bali, separated by the sea, the Lombok Strait. Many people assume that Lombok is a province. Lombok is actually a regency, and is part of the province Nusa Tenggara Barat. While Nusa Tenggara Barat (NTB) Province consists of ten districts / cities. Lombok Island there are five regency / city. Regency / City in the island of Lombok is Mataram City, West Lombok regency, Central Lombok regency, East Lombok regency, and North Lombok regency.

In Lombok, there is a city, and is the only major city in Lombok, Mataram ie. Mataram city in Lombok is the economic center. Mataram is the capital city as well as a province of Nusa Tenggara Barat. Formerly, Mataram is the center of many kingdoms. But now has become a city with various tribes gathered in this city.

Lombok Island is very unique shape. The shape is almost like a circle, with a tail at the bottom. While at the top, the northern part of the island, there is a mountain. Mountain on Lombok island as a head with a large crater in the middle. The island is included in the cluster of volcanoes that are part of the plates are constantly moving, so that in Lombok island is often an earthquake that could destroy buildings.

On June 22, 2013, an earthquake on the island of Lombok. An earthquake heavily damaged the building. The quake could be felt up to Bali. What's worst earthquake in Lombok, is on the north of the island. The quake measuring 5.4 on the Richter Scale. Hundreds of earthquake survivors living in camps, and jostling in the absence of tents for shelter.

Most of the population on the island of Lombok is Sasak tribes. Sasak tribe mostly Muslim. Because the island of Lombok is located very close to the island of Bali, the Balinese people who go to Lombok and settled there. So the second-largest religion practiced on the island is Hindu. Number of Hindus in Lombok there are about 15%.

Currently in Lombok growing tourism industry. Development of the tourism industry in Lombok, heavily influenced by Bali. Therefore, many of the Balinese culture into the island of Lombok, brought by the Balinese, who headed and settled on the island of Lombok. Many objects and scenery in Lombok, used by developers and hospitality employers. They build facilities to support tourism. Local governments also began heavily promoting to bring in tourists visiting Lombok.

Kuta Beach Lombok

There is a beach in Lombok whose name is the same as the one in Bali, is the Kuta beach. Lombok Kuta Beach is a tourist place is quite popular among tourists. It has a white sand beach, located in a village called Kuta Vilage. Kuta village has become an attractive tourist destination in Indonesia. Today many share hotel establishment. In addition to the beautiful natural wealth to be enjoyed, once a year Sasak ceremony is always held in the village. Its name is Bau Nyale ceremony. Ceremony for sailors looking for worms called Nyale at sea.

Gili Air LombokKuta beach in Lombok is likely to become a new icon for the tourism industry on the island of Lombok. Due to construction around the Kuta Beach area started solids, such as the construction of luxury hotels and also Lombok International Airport.

Besides Kuta beach, in Lombok there is also a tourist place is very beautiful water, named Gili Air. Gili Air is one of the very famous tourist areas in the world. White sand and crystal-clear sea water became a daily sight in the second smallest island in Lombok.