Monday, August 26, 2013

Metallica in Bali

Metallica is rumored that in Bali. According to the band Metallica, Bali is a cool place, during which they also live concerts. Performed a concert on August 24 in Singapore. For those Indonesian incredible. Metallica try our best to give the fans the best concert in Indonesia.

On tour in Asia, Metallica chose to stay in Bali, and willing trips to Bali during their tour to Malaysia, Singapore and some other places. Of the many countries he visited, especially in Asia, Indonesia has a special place for Metallica. They had also been to the Rip Curl outlets, one outlet device surfing Sunset Road, Kuta is known to have a pretty complete collection.

While in Bali, some personnel Metallica, perform surfing activities, with local surfers. Some beach a destination Trujillo and Hammett, Metallica personnel. Among other Kuta Beach, Brawa Beach, Canggu, Uluwatu, Jimbaran.

No Balinese people who know them when crossing the street. Because the majority of Balinese people, do not know any Metallica personnel. Does it benefit them, because it will not be disturbed by the act of the fans in Bali, while relaxing in Bali.

Metallica koncer in Indonesia on August 25, in Jakarta. Indonesia is the latest country in a concert tour in Asia.After a concert in Jakarta, they immediately returned to their home country.

Ngurah Rai Airport Bali closed for APEC 2013 Summit

Ngurah Rai Airport, Bali, at the time of the APEC 2013 Summit, closed temporarily to provide security to the delegates from various countries. Heads of state and delegates attending the APEC 2013 Summit when coming and going through Bali's Ngurah Rai Airport. The activities of the tourists who use the facilities of the aircraft would be severely disrupted. Airport closures conducted over three days. After the implementation of the APEC 2013 Summit, flight activity at Ngurah Rai Airport will take place normally.

Ngurah Rai Airport closing for three days conducted on October 6, 2013, 10:00 to 20:00 (Bali), October 8, 2013 at 13:00 to 20:00, and October 9, 2013 at 07:00 to 14:00. In addition to the date and time, the airport will operate as usual. This is done when the arrival and departure of the heads of state and delegations from various countries.

The possible closure of Ngurah Rai airport was the most terrifying arrival president of the United States. As in previous years, when the President of the United States came to Bali, All activities at the airport is very tense. Security was extra tight.

The airport closure has been reported to the relevant parties as all airports in Indonesia and domestic and international airlines that normally transit or taking a flight via Ngurah Rai Airport.

The effect of the temporary closure of Ngurah Rai Airport, it is advisable for tourists to arrange his departure. To avoid disappointment.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Ubud Bali, one of the best cities in the world

Rice fields in Bali

TripAdvisor conduct a site survey of the best cities in the world. Ubud Bali became one of the best cities in the world, based on the results of a survey conducted by TripAdvisor site through the Travelers' Choice 2013. The survey was conducted to readers with multiple categories. And Ubud was ranked as the eleventh best city.

Ubud is considered to be an ideal location to relax. Ubud is known as the best because it also presents a complete tour. When travelers are in Ubud, they may feel the residents are friendly, the air is fresh and clean, arts and culture are very strong, beautiful rice fields and hills and mountains in the distance are charming.

Here is a twenty-five best destinations based on TripAdvisor:

1. Bangkok, Thailand
2. Tokyo, Japan
3. Beijing, China
4. Shanghai, China
5. Siem Reap, Cambodia
6. Chiang Mai, Thailand
7. Hong Kong
8. Singapore, Singapore
9. Kyoto, Japan
10. Male, Maldives
11. Ubud, Bali 
12. Seoul, South Korea
13. Taipei, Taiwan
14. Hanoi, Vietnam
15. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
16. New Delhi, India
17. Hoi An, Vietnam
18. Kathmandu, Nepal
19. Luang Prabang, Laos
20. Jaipur, India
21. Xi'an, China
22. Goa, India
23. Phnom Penh, Cambodia
24. Mumbai, India
25. Halong Bay, Vietnam

In addition to TripAdvisor, Ubud is also a best city based on the results of a survey conducted by Conde Nast Traveler magazine. Most friendly city according to this survey is Florianopolis in southern Brazil, who earned the nickname 'The Island of Magic'.

 The following are the nine best city based on a survey of Conde Nast Traveler magazine:
1. Florianopolis, Brazil
2. Hobart, Tasmania
3. Thimpu, Bhutan
4. Queenstown, New Zealand
5. Charlestown, South Carolina
6. Paro, Bhutan
7. Margaret River, Australia
8. Mandalay, Burma
9. Ubud, Bali

MICE in Bali

MICE business in Bali is part of the tourism industry today, and has been providing a variety of color to the Bali tourism activities, so that the development of tourism in Bali become synonymous with the provision of the waiter. MICE and business tourism is a business with high-quality and high-yield. High so as to contribute economically to Bali, especially those in the tourism industry. High Quality means quality of service provided is able to give satisfaction to any participant especially in MICE activities. High yield means conventions sightseeing activities can provide a huge advantage in the tour operator convention.

MICE in Bali
Development of MICE or convention tourism industry in Bali, as a new industry that could be beneficial to many parties. Because of the MICE industry is a complex industry, and involve many parties. The reason is what makes the growth rate of emerging entrepreneurs MICE organizers in various countries, so no doubt the MICE industry as an industry of today are much in demand by the tourism businesses.

MICE is an abbreviation of the word "Meeting, Incentive, Convention, and Exhibition". MICE development in Bali has reached encouraging results. Since the bombing incident in Kuta, Bali began to clean up, and show themselves as an island that has a good level of security. Many things done by the government to convince the world, that Bali is very decent and good place to visit, as well as serve as a very decent various international events, like organizing MICE.

Any tourism-related elements make Bali as MICE destination in the next world. This is evidenced by the many world event held in Bali such as the UNFCCC and the Bali Asian Beach Games held in Nusa Dua, Bali. MICE development in Bali has touched hotel sector in Bali. Almost all five-star hotels in Bali, have standard meeting facilities such as meeting venues, and departments that regulate the course of MICE activities in the hotel. MICE activities are business activities of the major tourist destination of the delegates or participants of MICE activities is to travel and attend an activity or event associated with business travel while enjoying activities together.

MICE business activities have to create new jobs, not only creating a seasonal labor, but also has created a work that remains for many people who have the ability not unlike the many tourism businesses are created in developing countries. Conference events and MICE business is a business that has a smaller negative impact on the environment than that in doing mass tourism, because the business focus on the number of participants is not too much, so the usefulness of transport will be reduced which will reduce congestion and pollution caused.

Because it has a good impact on Bali, it is well worth the MICE developed in Bali. Because Bali is a very small island, but it has become a world tourist destination, so it becomes very crowded Bali. So many emerging tourism accommodation and various facilities, which could adversely affect the environment and spatial planning in Bali. With worsening conditions in Bali today, so it will need goals and focused on the development of tourism industry in Bali. MICE business is right for the tourism industry in Bali.

In developing countries other than Indonesia, MICE business has become a development priority by the government. In Indonesia, this is a new thing in your field, since the tourism industry in Bali is getting better, even leading to a highly profitable industry for Indonesia. For many who will benefit. Bali as a priority the development of MICE business in Indonesia, already the government should give more attention. Construction of facilities and infrastructures, to support the MICE business continuity in Bali.

Since MICE activities in Bali took place since the last few years, the number of participants is increasing, with an average daily expenditure of U.S. $ 210 for each participant convention. Compared with tourists who came to Bali to travel, their spending was only U.S. $ 400 for 7-12 days. Thus the exclusion convention tourism also brings with spouse (wife), children or even friends that have an impact on spending of participants during the activity becomes larger conventions. It is obviously very profitable, even more beneficial to the tourism industry in Bali, rather than just focusing on general tourism services which benefit a little, but gained a great bad barracks for conservation of nature and culture in Bali.

This year will take place at the Bali Summit APEC, and organizing Miss World 2013. Bali promotional benefit from international activities held in Bali. Imagine there were 5,000 participants who will come to follow the APEC summit. Not to mention the activities of 'Miss World' which will be covered about 3,000 journalists from around the world. It was very obvious benefit of Bali in terms of business and tourism promotion, making Bali the trusted and well-known. With a record of the activities that take place safely and successfully.

Earthquake in Bali, August 23, 2013

Bali earthquake occurred again on August 23, 2013, with the power of 5.4 on the Richter scale, occurred in the area of ​​Denpasar, Bali. Based on data from the Bureau of Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics (BMKG), the earthquake occurred at 1:58 am.

Bali earthquake location is southwest of Denpasar, as far as 239 km. Epicenter located at a depth of 10 km from the sea level.

Until now, there has been no report about the damage caused by this earthquake, including reports of injuries or casualties from the quake.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue project will be worked again

Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue design
Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue which is located in Jimbaran, that the process has not been completed since it was first worked out in 1997, will resume, as there are investors who will finance the cultivation of the Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue to complete. PT Alam Sutra are investors who will finance the continuation of making the biggest statue in Bali.

Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue was designed by a Balinese artist, named Nyoman Nuarta. Plans for the statue was the idea when the Governor of Bali, Ida Bagus Oka and Director General of Tourism Joop Ave. However, the construction of the statue was halted in October 1997. When that happens kejolak Indonesian economy, the financial crisis, and the reason for termination of the statue which will be the largest in Indonesia. When the monetary crisis occurred, the price of raw material for the statue to be very expensive, so it strayed very far from the original budget. Since the process is stalled until now, has achieved 16 years of sculpture was not done.

When initial construction Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue, just completed the head and body of Vishnu, the head of birds. The statue is made of bronze. When the statue was completed, the statue will equal the height Liberti in the United States.

Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue visible from afar

Around the Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue was built gallery space facilities, amphitheater, restaurants and souvenir corner. Planned that this statue will be completed by 2016. And will be a phenomenal statue in Bali, which can be seen from all directions.

Vishnu statue body parts

The head of the bird statue

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Bali is one of the six best island in the world

Balinese people pray at the temple.
Based on survey results conducted by Travel+Leisure magazine. Last year Bali was ranked second, as the best island in the world. However, this year Bali was ranked as the sixth best island in the world. Which is not surprising, Boracay Island was ranked second. Beating the island of Bali, the same as last year.

Bali is famous as a tourist destination with a unique variety of art-culture, especially for the Japanese and Australian tourists. Bali is also known as the Island of the Gods. In fact, sometimes, more travelers familiar name than the name Bali Indonesia. Indonesia is a country where the island is located.

Although visited by many tourists from various countries, Bali still uphold ancestral traditions. That unique Bali. All can be found in Bali's almost like a row of crowded or deserted beach in Kuta, Uluwatu, Nusa Dua and others. Or the right destination also cool off in Ubud or Bangli. Tourists are only an option as you wish.

Nature tourism in Bali to further highlight the beauty of the coast, from the crowded beach in Kuta, to the famous beach with dolphins in Lovina, Buleleng. Most beaches in Bali are also a part of the luxury resort, one of which is Kamakandara Beach.

Bali became a common tourist destination, meaning that anyone can enjoy the island of Bali. The young traveler or backpacker looking for a lively nightlife can visit Kuta or Legian, with a row of bars and cafes are live throughout the night. The couples who want to honeymoon in peace to enjoy the beauty of Ubud, which is native to the hilly region of green hills and terraced rice fields. Elites can also tour packages luxury with super service.

Here's six best island in the world based on the results of Travel+Leisure magazine survey:
1. Palawan Island, Philippines
2. Boracay, Philippines
3. Maui, Hawaii
4. Santorini, Greece
5. Prince Edward Island, Canada
6. Bali, Indonesia

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Hotels in Bali continues to grow

Temple ceremony
Based on data from the end of 2011, Bali has 22,000 hotel rooms. This number continues to grow through 2012, there were approximately 3,400 additional rooms. Bali will add approximately 4,700 rooms in 2013, and 4,100 rooms in 2014 to 2016.

The developers and hospitality businesses see international events 2013 APEC Summit, as the momentum of the return of Bali as a world tourism destination after the tragedy. They compete to build the inn before APEC was held.

Bsertambahnya number of hotel rooms make hospitality businesses concerned and worried. They even asked the provincial government of Bali to restrict the construction of new hotels, as occupancy rates continued to decline due to the tendency of the large number of rooms.

Even so, hoteliers in Bali learn from the hard times between 2002 and 2007, and most of the hotel trying to improve performance by increasing hotel rates. Traditional hotel developers have a tendency to build up in the West and South of Bali, with its proximity to the airport. Investors learned that if they develop further from the airport or to a remote area, the hotel will be more vulnerable to downturns occupancy rate.

Oversupply of hotel rooms in Bali occurred because governments continue to allow investors increase the number of rooms. As a result, the old hotels that stood since decades ago, began shifting to a cheap hotel.

Hotels are four star below, now berokupansi session high at 30%. Lower in the off-season or regular day. It can destroy the tourism industry in Bali, because of the over supply rooms that are not in accordance with the number of tourist arrivals.

Bali as a small island has only one airport with one runway. Limitations it as one of the obstacles in selling Bali tourism optimally. The government should first fix the entrance Bali prior to authorizing the addition of hotel rooms.

Balinese girls in balinese ritual

Traditional rituals in Bali is inseparable from the role of women. The nature of a woman is needed in the smooth implementation of the ritual. Because the nature of a woman who is patient, calm, gentle, and loving, are needed in the implementation of various rituals in Bali.

Balinese girl most have morals and religion is very strong. So obedience and compliance in carrying out traditional rituals in Bali is to help smooth the various activities. By the very nature of a woman who has, making her the Balinese have an important role in all the activities and traditional rituals in Bali. Without the presence of women, then certainly the traditional rituals in Bali will not run properly.

Traditional rituals in Bali is very complex, and has a very high complexity. Only people who are experienced and have high skills, who is able to carry out various types of rituals in Bali. This is where the role of women and girls is needed.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Indonesian Independence Day ceremonies on the 68th

Today, on August 17, 2013, Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia to the 68th. Flag-raising ceremony held premises, throughout the territory of Indonesia. Organized from district to provincial level, by local government, which was attended by all the agencies of government, education, police, and army. In the central government, in the palace of Indonesia, also Indonesia's independence day ceremony was held. Which was attended by invited guests from various countries and the diplomacy, and the embassy in Jakarta.

In Bali, Indonesia's independence day ceremony, also performed throughout the region bali, from district to provincial level. All government agencies and schools were closed. However, they are required to attend the Independence Day ceremony at a designated place.

Bali hero in the struggle against the invaders of the most famous is the Bellows War, which occurred in Denpasar. Bellows war is a battle to maintain Bali region of the Dutch colonial occupation. Led by I Gusti Ngurah Rai, which killed his entire army, along with himself. Bellows war means struggle to the death.

There are things that most special moment of independence day ceremony in Bali and throughout Indonesia, especially for students, is the selection of the flag raisers troops. The selection of the flag raisers troops goes to high school students. Which have ideal height, as well as look attractive. There are about forty-five students were selected. They are assigned as troop flag raisers in every independence day ceremony.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Ketut Liyer address

Ketut Liyer charming smile
Ketut Liyer addresses in Bali, travelers are always sought after. Travelers who want to visit Ketut Liyer home without assisted by a guide, many are having trouble. Often they are confused search for addresses they know from the Internet, without comes with clear instructions, as well as the exact position of the address.

Ketut Liyer home stay located in Banjar Pengosekan Kaja, Mas Village, Ubud Districts, Gianyar Regency, Bali, which is the last current address, the same address as the first time Elizabeth Gilbert visited, not many people know. There is a quote Ketut Liyer conversation with Elizabeth Gilbert, in a movie Eat Pray Love, which makes many people want to meet him. "You are a world traveler. You will live a long time, have many friends, many expenses. You will have two marriages – one long, one short. Also, you will lose all your money, I think, in the next 6 to 10 months. Don’t worry, you will get it all back again. And, you will come back here to Bali for three awful months and teach me English. I’ve never had anyone to practice my English with. And I will teach you everything I know". So now many people know the Mr. Liyer homes.

Address of Ketut Liyer in Bali, many people already know. Especially the Balinese, especially the tour guide, definitely mengehaui home. Although they only know the address of the data alone, without ever visiting the home of Mr. Liyer. But at least it has been held address data, so it is not difficult to find it in a search.

Map of Ketut Liyer home stay, address of Ketut Liyer.
Address of Ketut Liyer - Map by bing - 2013 Microsoft Corporation - 2013 Nokia

In search of the location of an address, it would be better if you have a GPS point location when traveling anywhere. GPS can help you find the location of the house Ketut Liyer. Although not accurate, at least you know the address area of the village. In Bali, All the people know each other in a village. Because of social life in Bali is very good. If you have close to home location Ketut Liyer, in accordance with the existing address, you can ask the people around him. Then you will easily find a home Ketut Liyer.

68th Indonesian independence day, August 17, 2013

68th Indonesian independence day, August 17, 2013
Indonesian independence which occurred on August 17, 1945, giving a new life for the citizens of Indonesia. Until now that independence has reached the 68th. Many of the activities undertaken by the Indonesian people, to celebrate its independence day. However, most of the activities carried out almost the same as previous years. It's just a different generation who celebrate it. Along with the increasing age of the independence of Indonesia. Even so, many meanings that can be obtained by this nation's youth. To evoke a spirit of unity and patriotism among citizens.

In celebration of Indonesia's Independence Day, the whole house in the country are required to fly the flag of the Republic of Indonesia. Not only in every home, but every vehicle is recommended to install the Indonesian national flag. With the aim to sensitize all citizens of Indonesia that independence is very difficult to obtain, since in its domination by the Dutch state during the three hundred and fifty years. As well as the country was colonized by Japan for three years.

Impact is felt by many Indonesian people, since colonial rule in this country. Until now, the feelings and mental citizen of Indonesia, is still mentally colonized leaves. Even up to today's younger generation, still mentally colonized inherited by their parents. But along with the times and increasing competition, many Indonesian people are starting to think in the direction of progress of this nation. Although many are not concerned with the condition of this country.

Although Indonesia has been independent, but in fact this country is still occupied. Countries with abundant natural resources, resulting in many other countries who want to take Indonesian natural resources as much as possible to their advantage. Petroleum and other minerals, most of the results enjoyed by other countries. Indonesia get little benefit. Indonesia can be said to be the country with natural resources were abundant, but the people are very poor.

Bali has a myriad of culture and art. Culture and art in Bali became a very unique attraction for foreigners. Bali became a tourist destination so very pupuler world. Also supported by the natural beauty that is very charming.

Colonized juice is also strongly felt by the people of Bali. From the wealth of art and culture of the Balinese, many foreign tourists who came to Bali to know know. So many tourism accommodation facilities in Bali grow exponentially. However, most of the existing tourism accommodation facilities in Bali are owned by foreigners. So that the Balinese only able to be servants in their own land.

Regardless of it all, the celebration of Indonesia's Independence Day, all feel the excitement. Among students in educational institutions, and government agencies, various competitions held traddisional, to enliven this Independence Day.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Pagerwesi day is a holiday in Bali

Pagerwesi day is a holiday in Bali

Today Balinese Hindu religion, celebrate Pagerwesi Day. Pagerwesi day is part of a major holiday in Bali's Hindus, who are always there on Wednesday, every 210 days. And is part of the Saraswati day, also takes place once every 210 days, on Saturday. Saraswati is the feast day of the Lord's descent science to mankind. So on that day, Balinese Hindus celebrate it with utter gratitude to God for having given intelligence and knowledge, so that they can live well and this world. While the Pagerwesi meaningful to improve the firmness of faith and to pray to the Almighty God for the world and its contents are given salvation.

On this Wednesday in Bali, all activities of the government offices and schools were closed. With the goal, so that all Balinese Hindus perform religious rites in peace, and walked with linear. Because the Balinese Hindus, this day is a very big day.

Every Pagerwesi day in Bali, all Balinese Hindus perform religious rites in their homes. Conducted since early morning till noon. There is a belief for Balinese Hindus, ancestors descend into the world of heaven only in the morning, and returned to heaven at noon.

Just like other rituals in Bali, on the Pagerwesi day, also held a religious ceremony to deliver to the offerings as well as a series of leaf, flower and fruit in the family temple (Merajan). Because the family temple (Merajan) is an ancestral place is down to earth, so the family temple is part of the highly purified. In addition to praying at the family temple, Balinese Hindus also pray to be some nearby temples.

Pagerwesi day is actually a normal working day in Indonesia, but Bali Governor grant a dispensation to all employees who are Hindus, and dismiss students to perform a series of rituals. So on this day, many people capitalize on this holiday to visit relatives. So long ago, visiting relatives and family activities at this Pagerwesi Day has become a tradition for the people of Bali.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Atmosphere of Kuta Beach on Sunday morning

Atmosphere of Kuta Beach on Sunday morning

Atmosphere of Kuta Beach on the morning of last week was not so crowded. After the national holiday season in Bali, look no crowds along the shores of Kuta Beach. Typically since a week ago, Kuta Beach is packed with local tourists bathing along the beach. But at the end of the season a national holiday in Bali this month, very few local tourists visiting Kuta Beach. Usually along the beach is always crowded with tourists, even down to the sea.

Yet another thing with other beaches in Bali. In addition to Kuta Beach, a famous beach in Bali is visited by Balinese who perform rituals in the last week. Ritual bath with sea water, in order to purify themselves from all the negative aura in the body. This ritual is called "Mebanyupinaruh", and is done every six months.

Kuta Beach

Kuta beach was not crowded, but the condition of Sanur Beach, Amed Beach, Nusa Dua Beach, and some other famous beaches of Bali's very crowded. Because it is so crowded, many foreign tourists get confused. Those who do not know the rituals on the day of the week to be confused and wondering, "what the hell was going on all the beaches in Bali?". Because almost all beaches in Bali, on that day, surely people visited Bali to perform ritual "Mebanyupinaruh".

Somehow Kuta beach is not as crowded as the other beaches in Bali. Maybe a lot of people who think that the Bali Kuta beach will be crowded with other beaches. Then that they are not to Kuta Beach to do the ritual "Mebanyupinaruh". Though the situation is very much different.