Saturday, November 23, 2013

2013 year-end holidays in Bali

End of the year is an exciting year for most people. But for some people, the end of the year is the most hated, with a variety of reasons. But it would be wonderful if passed with excitement.

For residents of Bali end of the year is not the usual thing that must be considered excessive. For residents of Bali have become accustomed to the rice once every six months. Within six months, there are many great feast. Busyness has been commonly traversed. Spending money and material is often done. Although all were related to the culture and traditions that have been undertaken since hundreds of years ago.

However, when viewed from the date of the leap, internationally accepted, then the end of 2013, there are two big days of the most anticipated by a lot of people in this world, is the Christmas and New Year. Two very special day. Because it is associated with holidays and celebrations.

Christmas in Bali is only done by a small group of people. Because the majority of Balinese people are Hindu. So Christmas is not celebrated with a special. But Christmas holidays are enjoyed by all people in an excitement.

Christmas holiday in Bali just one day. It is a national holiday that is enforced across Indonesia. For residents of Bali, Christmas holiday when used with watching tv, going to the beach, river bathing, or just relieving stress at work before the holidays.

But lively Christmas in Bali are felt when visiting the supermarket. Many supermarkets in Bali presents a special occasion of Christmas celebration. Various ivent done. As well as many interesting things presented in the supermarket. For example, a Christmas tree decorated with chocolate, snowman, the existence of Santa Claus is always giving out sweets for visitors. All was done to give the feel of a festive christmas for visitors supermarket.

The most enjoyable day for the citizens of Bali is the new year holiday. Usually before the first date of the new year, the evening of Balinese people doing New Year's Eve celebration. Fireworks always done by people who have a lot of money to buy fireworks. But for people who have little money, celebrate New Year's Eve, performed by meals. The point everyone is very happy to celebrate New Year's Eve.

Since the first day of the New Year is a holiday, the New Year celebration at night, many people do not sleep until late at night, even up to. Especially in cities and tourism centers in Bali, such as Kuta. At the time of New Year's Eve Kuta is very busy and crowded with many visitors. The people will be gathered on the street see the fireworks. Kuta is the most crowded place in Bali when the New Year's Eve.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Four (4) Chinese tourists died when their bus fell into a ravine

Four (4) Chinese tourists died when their bus fell into a ravine
Bus carrying tourists from China plunged into a ravine in Jalan Padang Padan, Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung, Bali, Art On November 18, 2013. Six people died during the incident. Four of them were tourists from China. The bus driver and a tour guide also died.

Estimated the bus was not able to go through a very steep incline. So that the bus was running backwards, then fell into a ravine 20 meters deep. Some witnesses said that before the bus crashed into the abyss, the bus engine suddenly died after not able to walk on the ramp.

Inside the bus there are 15 people, tourists, a driver and a guide. The condition of the road by a bus that was terrible. There are a lot of rise and fall. So that a driver must be careful and familiar with the terrain. If not then bad things can happen. Drivers who do not know the roads Events poor, very dangerous through it.

Bus falls into gorge is very common in Bali. Therefore, the contours of the land in Bali are mostly hills and ravines. So as to make the straight and flat so not possible. So many roads in Bali is located on the edge of the abyss, and there are a lot of climbs, derivatives and sharp turns. Road conditions like these that lead to frequent accidents in Bali.

But this time there was a bus carrying tourists crashed into a ravine, and lead tourists dead. Even tourists who died very much, that there are four Chinese tourists were dead.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Kintamani Bali is a mountainous region

Mount Batur, Kinamani, Gianyar, Bali Indonesia
Kintamani Bali is located in the tourist area of ​​Bangli Regency is a very beautiful natural scenery in Bali Indonesia. It's in the Highlands presents cool air for the tourists.

Kintamani is a district, but in Kintamani district there is a village called Kintamani. So Kintamani village
Kintamani dog Bali
located in the district of Kintamani, Bangli Regency, Bali. There are five things that most people know about Kintamani is cold, mountain, lake, dog, and Trunyan. That's five of the most well known by the people of Bali about Kintamani.

According to residents in Kintamani Bali air temperature is very cold. Because of its location high mountain region, making this region very cool. Cold air with the lowest temperatures occur in June through August. Most of the people avoid visiting Kintamani Bali when the month. That happens sometimes in thick fog in the area of ​​Kintamani, so that the temperature becomes cooler.

Cold temperatures make agricultural
Trunyan village Kintamani Bali
commodities are very favored. Most of the vegetables in circulation in Bali, comes from Kintamani. Orange is one of the highly favored agricultural commodities in Kintamani, and became the center of Bali's largest orange producer.

There is a volcano is still active to this day in Bali, located very close to Kintamani, the mountain was named Mount Batur. There are many accommodations and restaurants along the way Kintamani. Through restaurants and hotels that travelers can see Mount Batur and its surroundings. The scenery is very beautiful. Even the
Lake Batur in Kintamani Bali
restaurants and hotels are located along the road Kintamani, built on the edge of a very steep cliff. In the morning, tourists can see the beautiful sunrise through the restaurant and hotel.

Kintamani passing to the east we can go to a lake that is quite interesting. Lake Batur is very famous for its beauty on the slopes of the volcano is still active to this day. Tourists can hire a boat to circumnavigate the lake periphery. In the lake there are also a lot of fish, so tourists who visit Kintamani can be fishing on Lake Batur.

Kintamani dog is a dog that is very well known. This breed can only be found in Kintamani. Although it has now been done by breeders dog breeding. However Kintamani dog can grow well only in the Kintamani region alone. Because these dogs are used to living in areas with very cold temperatures.

Trunyan is an ancient village on the shores of Lake Batur, Kintamani. Life of its people are unique and interesting, making this village is very famous. Trunyan village located on the east edge of Lake Batur, very remote. Road from Penelokan, Kintamani, just got Kedisan village.

In Trunyan person who died was not buried or cremated, but left to rot in the ground long shallow basin shaped. Miraculously around the tomb was not smelly. Trunyan people believe the stench of corpses there has been neutralized by a large tree called Taru Menyan.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Kaname Kawabata filming in Bali

Kaname Kawabata filming on the island of Bali for the movie which is funded by companies Inspirational K, entitled Bushido Spirit. This Movie is an action movie that requires him to act as a scene karate because karate teacher. Some times back and both Japan and Indonesia, during the filming Kaname claimed to have a lot of valuable experience.

The movie premiered by Kaname Kawabata has positive values​​, the honesty and courage. Involves some martial arts community in Indonesia, the Bushido Spirit will be released in February 2014.

Foreign travelers will donate $10 for Bali

In 2014, foreign tourists who come to Bali, will be a donation of $ 10. This as part of the heritage protection policy, which will be made in the form of regulation by the Provincial Government of Bali.

The rapid growth of tourism in Bali, is not offset by corresponding revenue to the provincial government of Bali. Most of the revenue from the tourists who come to Bali acquired by the central government. Contribution of tourism to Bali a very small income is not sufficient for the development of the welfare activities of Balinese people. Because there are still many people living in poverty. Though almost all regions of Bali is a tourist area, which is heavily frequented by tourists from foreign countries. Therefore, according to the provincial government of Bali, the enactment of heritage protection policies, is expected to add to the Bali provincial government revenues.

Heritage protection programs in addition to adding the Bali provincial government revenues, as well as some programs will be directed to the protection of indigenous and culture. Every foreign tourists visiting Bali, will be levied 10 U.S. dollars, upon arrival at Ngurah Rai Airport. Half of the donation goes to the region, for the preservation and maintenance program custom, culture and environment of Bali. While 5 dollars for insurance coverage ( health, accident and other ) tourists are concerned.

Contribution obtained from the Bali tourism sector is still quite small, for example regarding the VoA ( Visa on Arrival ). Bali as an international tourist areas, but its contribution to Bali is still limited. While the cultural aspects as supporting tourism, need to be preserved so that the needed funds for it. So travelers also expect the government to get involved role and through the protection of heritage policy.

Dewa Ruci Statue in Simpang Siur roundabout Kuta

Dewa Ruci Statue in Simpang Siur roundabout Kuta
Dewa Ruci Statue located in Simpang Siur Roundabout Kuta, Bali, is located in the middle of the road, now looks more organized. Because at the Dewa Ruci intersection, always jam.

However, the current bottleneck is no longer the case, because the south side of the statue has been created underpass, so that no traffic light. Making underpass is a very brilliant solution to congestion there. Made before the underpass, intersection at Dewa Ruci was the highest regional level of congestion. Because it is the intersection of a variety of directions to
Ngurah Rai Airport and Kuta Beach. All vehicles are heading to Kuta Beach and Ngurah Rai airport will be met at this intersection.
Dewa Ruci Underpass building

Underpass in Simpang Siur Dewa Ruci consists of two directions, from south to north (from Ngurah Rai Airport to Sunset Road) and from the north (from Sunset Road to the Ngurah Rai Airport). In this area often severe congestion due to the number of passing vehicles and headed out the Kuta area. In the construction of the
underpass, where a statue of Dewa Ruci are maintained in a condition to shift and fixed.

Bali is a tourist area for domestic and international travelers. All the potential nature and culture, as well as the hospitality of the people of Bali, add interest for tourists to visit and hold an event in Bali, thus supporting tourism infrastructure development should be done. So that tourists visiting Bali always feel comfortable and at ease, so they will come back again to spend their money in Bali.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Beratan Lake Bali most beautiful lakes in the world

Beratan Lake is a beautiful lake very special and charming, located in Bedugul area, Candikuning Village, Baturiti District, Tabanan, Bali Indonesia.

Berata Lake located at an altitude of 1,200 meters, and the climate is very
cold. Beratan Lake is the most eastern of the two other lakes, namely Buyan Lake and Tamblingan Lake, the same one that is in the area of ​​Bedugul. This lake is a cluster of twin lakes inside a huge caldera. Lake Bratan is one of the important lakes in terms of irrigation in Bali.

Beratan Lake is located on the side of the road, which is on the road connecting Denpasar to Singaraja, which through Bedugul area with beautiful hills, and the air is very cool.
The lake is located very close to the Eka Karya Botanical Garden. So that makes this place to be one of the mainstay tourist island of Bali. Located in the mountainous area, which has an atmosphere cool and comfortable, with an unspoiled tropical trees. If a visit to  Beratan Lake, you will be treated to views of the natural beauty that is very indulgent eye.

In the middle of Beratan Lake, there is a temple, the Pura Ulun Danu. Pura Ulun Danu Bratan or Pura Bratan is a major water temple in Bali, Indonesia. This temple is a shrine to the Sang Hyang Dewi Danu, as the giver of fertility deity, the goddess of water, the river goddess. Ulun Danu existence in the middle of the lake into a very unique attraction for tourists. Therefore, when the water overflowed the lake, the temple in the middle of the lake seen submerged by water. At the downstream edge of the water there are many small temples that are specific to each irrigation association ( subak ).

Beratan Lake is in the middle of the island of Bali, about 50 kilometers from the city of Denpasar, or about 70 km from the tourist area of ​​Kuta, also from Ngurah Rai Airport. If taken from Ngurah Rai airport, takes about 2 hours away by car, if there is no traffic congestion.

On the way to Beratan Lake by car, we are going through with the road winding climbs. No roadside vegetable garden scenery and picturesque valleys. Because it is located in the highlands, so the attraction is very cool and sometimes in the blanket of fog.

In the area of Beratan Lake, tourists can enjoy a relaxing time as he traveled by foot or rent a boat to cross the temple is located in the middle of the lake. Various types of fruits and vegetables grown in this area is very fertile. Locals sell their crops in the local market, so that the tourists can feel the fresh vegetables freshly harvested.

In the area of Beratan ​​Lake has prepared boats or canoes are rented out to visitors, so that they can enjoy the beauty of Lake Beratan. Travelers who like or want to just sit and enjoy the beauty of the lake, can try fishing from the edge of the lake. Sitting on top of a bamboo bridge, tourists can try their luck to get a fish or just joking laughter with friends or family.

Beratan Lake top 20 attractions prettiest lakes in the world version of The Huffington Post, a news web site from the United States. The lake is in the middle there is a Ulun Danu Temple is one of the favorite places for tourists, both domestic and foreign tourists who holiday in Bali.

The Huffington Post says that the panoramic beauty of Lake Beratan arguably parallel to Superior Lake  in Michigan (USA), West Lake (China), and Kawaguchi Lake (Japan) .

Monday, November 11, 2013

Bali and Lombok is the best island in ASIA

Conde Nast Traveler magazine readers chose the two islands in Indonesia as part of the five best islands in Asia. The island is Bali and Lombok.

Not only that, even the island of Bali was ranked first as the best island in Asia. This island paradise, a beautiful place to visit and is suitable for any type of traveler.

Bali's highest points gained in this award is because of the hospitality of the local, as well as beautiful scenery. Bali get a total value of 83.1 from the readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine.

Lombok Island is ranked as the fifth best island in Asia. Lombok Island is rated as a less crowded version and quieter than Bali. Lombok has beautiful beaches and interesting sights, like Mount Rinjani. This is a view that gets the highest points of the readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine.

Here are five of the best islands in Asia, Conde Nast Traveler magazine:

1. Bali, Indonesia
2. Koh Samui, Thailand
3. Cebu and the Visayan Islands, Philippines
4. Phuket, Thailand
5. Lombok, Indonesia.

Lombok is not Bali but is adjacent islands

Lombok island in Google Map
Lombok is a small island such as Bali. Bali and Lombok is located side by side. Separated by the sea that has a very strong current. However, many tourists consider Bali Lombok is an island of the same.

Beach in Lombok IndonesiaBali is located in the west of the island of Lombok. Both of these islands are not in one province. Lombok consists of several counties. While Bali is a stand-alone province. But the mistake is often experienced by tourists, that the two islands are the same thing. But the reality is different.

Lombok to Bali has a similar climate. Bali has a still active volcano, Lombok also has volcanoes that are still active. Both islands also have a beautiful stretch of beach. So it has a strong attraction to the tourists from various countries.

Of common ground between those two islands, Bali is only known and sought after by tourists from the Lombok. Because of the island has many
Beach in Lombok Indonesia
advantages in terms of culture, art, traditions, and social population better. Although some residents Lombok from Bali, who developed the traditions and culture of Bali.

Lombok is currently sought after by many tourists. Maybe they've jenih with Bali's increasingly crowded by humans. Lombok there is a white sandy beach which is very beautiful. The beach is Kuta. Kuta Beach Lombok whose name is the same as Kuta in Bali, but the landscape is still very quiet, because not many people are visiting this beach.

To enjoy the natural beauty of Lombok takes more than 1 day. From the end of the West to East, North to South there are many attractions that surely will not run out enjoyed within 1 day. Similarly, in Bali which takes more than a day, if you want to enjoy all the beauty of nature. Coupled with the following range of existing vehicle.

But for those of you who only have 1 day on the weekend, do not worry because in such a short time, you can enjoy the natural beauty located in North Lombok to the West Lombok and Bali as well, even if it is not able to visit all the tourist places there.

To reach the island of Lombok from Bali, can be done in two ways. On the journey through the sea lanes by boat, and the faster the plane. If by sea, requiring a very long time compared with the plane. But must face Ombat large and powerful ocean currents.

With beautiful beaches and magical, Gunung Agung Rinjani and spectacular marine life that are interesting to be explored, the island of Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara has many tourist destinations, on land and at sea. So now the island of Lombok tourist destination increasingly popular overseas.

There are many accommodation options in Lombok from inexpensive starting to luxury resorts. Generally hotels located in Senggigi.

So Lombok and Bali are two distinct and separate islands. Lies in the different provinces, but have little in common.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

The fact that Bali is the island of love

Sunset in Bali beach
Bali as the best tourist destination, has a charming natural beauty. Supported by all the accommodations and amenities that pamper the tourists. So that Bali has always been the choice for holiday calculations. So Bali is called the island of love.

Apart from being a tourist, Bali is also now a destination for a wedding, by many foreigners. The proof, every year there are always foreigners who married in Bali. In fact, they deliberately do weddings in Bali. Using traditional Balinese style wedding. So now a lot of hotels that offer wedding packages Balinese style.

Of the many tourists who come to Bali, there is one activity that makes Bali as a destination of choice, which is the best place to hold a wedding. Maybe they were fascinated with the exoticism and the natural beauty and culture of the island of Bali. So it becomes a dream for the tourists from all over the world to be married on the island.

Nowadays there are a lot of hotels that provide facilities and wedding packages in Bali. People who want to get married pretty booked a package that has been provided, then pay, then the Balinese-style wedding ceremony ready made​​, complete with traditions and equipment commonly used in Bali.

Apart from being a place for a wedding, Bali is also a destination for honeymooners by the newly married couple. Most people who honeymoon in Bali say that Bali is a romantic place. Many things can be found in Bali. Cheap, good food, culture, natural beauty, stunning beaches, even we can get a lot of experience in tourism in Bali is only a very small island.

Apart from being a place for a wedding and honeymoon, Bali Currently the goal to get a lovers. This occurs due to the effects of the movie Eat Pray Love, starring Julia Roberts. This movie tells the story of Elizabeth Gilbert's romance, which eventually found a lover in Bali. And impacts of an astrologer who either by chance or indeed ability can predict one's soul mate.

Ketut Liyer is an astrologer in Bali which is becoming very popular and many travelers are looking for. Many people came to him for a mate and predictable about their love journey. There are also many tourists who holiday in Bali, hoping to get a mate in Bali.

Vacation in Bali choose a hotel that is close to tourist attractions

While on holiday in Bali, we want the starch right hotel as a place to stay. Because in choosing the right hotel in Bali during the holidays, holiday in which we live definitely will feel perfect. Facilities as needed, as well as the sights as you wish, an aspect of supporting the right hotel.

Hotel location becomes critical coverage of the hotel proper. Then the selection of hotels close to tourist sites, is highly recommended when holidaying in Bali. The right decision when choosing a hotel, will provide an enjoyable vacation experience for you.

Why should choose a hotel that is close to the tourist sites in Bali? There are two main reasons :

Maximize your vacation time.
The close proximity to tourist attractions, will make your vacation more leverage, especially when you have a short vacation time. Surely, it will not require much time to visit some tourist attractions.

Minimize holiday budget.
Choose the location of the hotel is close to tourist attractions, will be very useful in reducing the budget during the holidays. Because of the close proximity to tourist attractions, it can save the cost of transportation to get to the tourist sites.

There are so many hotels in Bali which can be used to stay during the holidays. But the most appropriate hotels to choose from, depending on the type of holiday that you specify.

If you live holiday in Bali along with the children, then choose a hotel that is Benoa region. Because, at Benoa area, there are many choices of water rides are very fun for your kids.

If you want a fresh and calm atmosphere with a touch of green and beautiful nature, and enjoy the charming Balinese culture, look for hotels around Ubud, Gianyar. Because in the Gianyar, Ubud in particular, there is a center of art, a tradition which is still well preserved, picturesque rice terraces, and beautiful hills.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Tirta Empul Tampaksiring Temple always crowded by visitors

Tirta Empul Tampaksiring which is a tourist attraction as well as a temple, which is located in Gianyar regency, Bali Indonesia, when certain days are always full of visitors. Tirta Empul Tampaksiring is actually a central fountain. The water coming out of the ground that never run out long ago. So that the Balinese people make these springs as a sacred area that should be protected.

Tirta Empul Temple in Tampaksiring as holy days, is always crowded by the people of Bali. They came to do a spiritual cleaning ritual of all the negative aura. Balinese people strongly believe that the water flowing from the ground at Pura Tirta Empul able to clear the negative aura in the human body, with the belief and confidence in God.

When the feast of Hindu in Bali, Tirta Empul is sure to be a major destination for local residents to do the ritual. So when the big highways in Bali, this temple is very crowded and packed with people of Bali to perform the ritual. From morning to evening, many visitors who come to Pura Tirta Empul Tampaksiring.

There is a pond with thirteen showers are always crowded by the Balinese people perform rituals. The old pool was always crowded with people during the holidays holy Bali in Bali. There are about 170 people who were in the pool during a ritual. They queued to be wet on the shower head.

Tirta Empul Temple in the area, there are actually a lot of pools, but only three are allowed to use pools for ritual for residents. The third pools was long ago used as a ritual cleanse yourself of negative aura.

Before performing the ritual, and entered the Tirta Empul Temple area, people who would bathe in the sacred pool had to pray beforehand in a large tree in front of the temple. This tree is a tree that provides protection from the bad things against the temple area. This large tree is the abode of the holy spirit of the temple guards. Therefore, each will enter the area visiting the temple, should say hello (excuse me), even though in my heart without a sound, in order to prevent something undesirable when inside the temple.

Visitors who will perform a ritual bath in the pond and Tirta Empul. Can rent a locker as a place to store clothes and bags. When a particular day, the lockers will be very crowded by people. We would be very uncomfortable if the locker is filled with people who change their clothes there. Body odor and sweat into one, very disturbing comfort. But that is unique in this region.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Pelebon in Puri Agung Ubud, Royal Cremation Ceremony of Tjokorda Istri Candrawati

Pelebon (ngaben/cremation) conducted by Puri Agung Ubud of Tjokorda Istri Candrawati, conducted today, Saturday 1 November 2013. Very large pelebon, which is only done by the royal family, in Gianyar Bali. Means cremation called bade, 26 meters tall and weighing about six tons, also a cow sculpture, called Bali residents with lembu, coloring royal cremation at Puri Agung Ubud.

Cremation in Ubud, Bali attended by thousands of citizens, as well as the foreign tourists who had come to witness the activities pelebon very rare in Bali. Bade was carried about 4000 people. Because it is very heavy and high, then the road to the cremation site (setra) should be sterilized from obstructions.

Tjokorda Istri Candrawati is the wife of Panglingsir Puri Agung Ubud Tjokorda Gde Putra Sukawati. She died on Monday, October 14, 2013, around 10:00 pm. She died at the age of 59 years old at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore. She had thickening of the stomach internist since a year ago. Since April 14, he was underwent treatment in Singapore, and settled there to receive intensive treatment.

Pelebon ceremonies in Ubud, beginning with melaspas, or purification ritual of all elements that are used for the cremation. After that bade be brought from Puri Agung Ubud head to the cremation (setra) in the Desa Pekraman Peliatan. Bade was taken and borne by the citizens as much as 4,000 people to the place of cremation as far as 800 meters.

Before bade be brought by citizens, all electricity and telephone lines that stretched through the streets, which were on the road to setra, temporarily released, and the electricity turned off. Because of the very high bade, about 26 meters, electrical wires must cross in the middle of the road would disturb bade.

In bringing Bade and oxen were very high and heavy, that carries people divided into three stages. Residents who bade bear it is the people who were around the Puri Agung Ubud. Each stage carried by 400 people in turn.