Monday, March 31, 2014

Omed-omedan festival 2014

After a day of Nyepi in Bali, there is a tradition by Hindus in Banjar Kaja Sesetan, Sesetan Village, South Denpasar, Bali. That tradition called Omed-omedan, as the Balinese New Year celebrations.


This year, omed-omedan festival will take place on April 1, 2014. Omed-omedan festival is an activity carried out kissing in public while flushing with water. The festival was held as a form of excitement and congratulated each other. The festival is held is not without reason. All activities related to the ancestral past. If omed-omedan activity is stopped, then the outbreak will hit villagers.

Omed-omedan activity has been going on since hundreds of years ago. Being one of the tourism calendars in Denpasar. Thousands of people are always coming to Sesetan, Denpasar, to witness the Festival of Omed-omedan. Usually also held a bazaar.

Just like previous years, Omed-omedan 2014, also featuring action kissing each other, by young people in Sesetan, which may be watched by many people. Many tourists are interested in watching this attraction. Because so much fun, funny, ridiculous, so as to make you laugh.

If you are in Bali during Nyepi day, do not miss to watch this festival.

Temples ceremony schedule in Bali, April 2014

Temples ceremony and temples festivals schedule in April 2014

April 1, 2014
Pura Penataran Tangkas Sukawati
Pura Dalem Lagan Bebalang Bangli
Pura Puseh Lembeng Ketewel Sukawati
Pura Pasek Gelgel Penulisan Kerambitan Tabanan
Pura Gaduh Sanding
Pura Dalem Gandamayu Klungkung
Pura Sanghyang Tegal Banjar Taro Kaja Tegalalang

April 2, 2014
Pura Pasek Tangkas kaler Tabanan
Pura Gaduh Benoh Ubung Denpasar

April 6, 2014
Pura Dalem Alas Harum Banjar Tegal Kepuh
Kaba-kaba Kediri Tabanan

April 7, 2014
Pura Puseh/Balai Agung Ubung Kupang Penebel Tabanan
Pura Kawitan Sakula Gotra
Pasung Grigih Banjar Tegal Kepuh Kaba-kaba Kediri Tabanan
Pura Bhujangga Rsi-Tambak Bayuh
Pura Paibon Tangkas Kori Agung-Banjar Ceningan Kangin-Lembongan Nusa Penida
Pura Batu Madeg - Besakih
Pura Penataran Agung Penatih
Banjar Saba Penatih

April 9, 2014
Pura Catur, Buwana Sanding Tampaksiring

April 10, 2014
Pura Peninjoan - Besakih

April 14, 2014
Odalan Betara Turun Kabeh - Besakih
Ngusaba - Pura Bukit Jati - Bangli
Pura Batur - Kalanganyar Bangli
Pura Masceti Pejeng Aji Tegalalang
Pura Dalem - Tangsub Sukawati
Pura Penambangan Badung - Denpasar
Ngusaba - Pura Lempuyab Madia Karangasem
Ngusaba - Pura Batur Bangli
Pura Desa - Singakerta Ubud
Pura Pasek Gelgel Tagtag Kukuh Marga Tabanan
Pura Gaduh Ketapian Sumerta Denpasar
Pura Pasek Bendesa Batur Tuak Ilang Tabanan
Pura Pasek Agung Tagtag Kelod Peguyangan Denpasar
Pura Agung Pasek Bendesa Tonja Denpasar
Pura Pasek Gelgel Angsri Baturiti
Pura Pasek Gelgel Bale Agung Subamia Beraban
Pura Dukuh Sari Belatung Bengkel Timpag Kerambitan
Pura Pusat Dukuh Sari Belatung Rendang Karangasem
Pura Agung Jagat Natha -  Denpasar
Pura Pemerajan Agung - Puri Petak Gianyar
Pura Dadia Agung Bendesa Tangkas Kori Agung Pusat Desa Gerih Abiansemal Badung
Pura Puseh Desa Adat Dukuh Sidemen Karangasem

April 16, 2014
Pura Pasek Gelgel Kukuh Marga Tabanan
Pura Pasek Gelgel Dukuh Selemadeg Tabanan
Pura Puseh/Pura Desa - Desa Guwang Sukawati
Merajan Pasek Ketewel - Ketewel
Merajan Pangeran Tangkas Kuro Agung Jeroan Sading
Pura Dalem Setra Batu Nunggul Swana Nusa Penida

April 23, 2014
Merajan Pasek Gaduh Kayubihi Bangli

April 26, 2014
Pura Puseh/Pura Desa - Batuan Sukawati
Pura Pasek Bendesa - Kekeran Mengwi
Pura Manik Mas - Besakih

April 29, 2014
Pura Kahyangan Tiga - Batur Bangli
Pura Batur - Camenggon-Sukawati
Pura Luhur Bhujangga Camggu Kuta
Pura Kawitan Kayu Selem Tampurhyang Batur-Kintamani

April 30, 2014
Pura Kepisah Sumerta Denpasar
Pura Pasek Gelgel - Gerih Abiansemal Badung
Pura Puncaksari - Penarukan Peninjoan Bangli
Pura Bangun Sakti Besakih
Pura Antegsari Kaba-Kaba Kediri Tabanan
Pura Pesimpangan Batur Pande Kaba-Kaba Kediri Tabanan

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Ogoh-ogoh Parade 2014

Ogoh-ogoh Parade 2014
Ogoh-ogoh parade 2014 in Bali has proceeded smoothly. Although in some places it was raining very heavy, but God gave the good of the people of Bali, because before the parade takes place rain had stopped. Although some of ogoh-ogoh will be staged damaged by exposure to rain water. Ogoh-ogoh are made of paper and cork, which is made of paper certainly damaged and torn, which is made of cork then the weight is getting heavier as it absorbs water.

A convoy of ogoh-ogoh are borne by young people brought around town and villages. Very heavy, many people become exhausted. There are a couple of ogoh-ogoh brutally taken, so that it becomes broken in the middle of the road. Times like that we get pleasure in the parade ogoh-ogoh. Laughter, joy, fun, fun, because that parade ogoh-ogoh is always awaited by children and youth.

Ogoh-ogoh parade 2014 held in the city on a regular and orderly impressed, but it looks stiff, because a lot of rules in the parade. In the village more impressed festive, with parties and music, while accompanying ogoh-ogoh around the village. In the village the ogoh-ogoh parade participants are not bound to rules that restrict youth emotion that brings ogoh-ogoh. So it looks chaotic and brutal, as that's when the enjoyment that can be felt when the young men brought ogoh-ogoh. Residents are also becoming more enjoy watching the brutality of youth who bring ogoh-ogoh.

Ogoh-ogoh has the form of an assortment, in general all such sinister figures show demons. It deals with the meaning of the performances ogoh-ogoh, which eliminates the vicious nature of human beings and destroy. That is the meaning of the shaking ogoh-ogoh.

After the ogoh-ogoh parade finished, it will be burned. Combustion ogoh-ogoh have destroyed the meaning of demonic traits in human beings to ashes, before carrying out the ritual on the day of Nyepi. On Nyepi rituals, humans are required to perform the ritual fasting of four kinds.

Ogoh-ogoh Parade 2014

Ogoh-ogoh Parade 2014

Ogoh-ogoh Parade 2014

Ogoh-ogoh Parade 2014

Ogoh-ogoh Parade 2014

Ogoh-ogoh Parade 2014

Ogoh-ogoh Parade 2014

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Tilem Kesanga Day, March 30, 2014, ogoh-ogoh parade

Based on the Balinese calendar, Sunday, March 30, 2014 is Tilem Kesanga, a day for a parade of ogoh-ogoh in all regions of the island. There is no moonlight, day to cleanse the earth of evil genie that is, so that people are not bothered by the evil genie, who will celebrate Nyepi.

Tilem Kesanga day, is the most anticipated day by children and young people. On that day will be held ogoh-ogoh parades throughout Bali. Each village consists of several hamlets, each hamlet definitely make ogoh-ogoh is done by young people. So every village there must be a parade of ogoh-ogoh, but with a different excitement, depending on the source of funding and creative citizens.

Usually ogoh-ogoh parade starting at 2:00 pm. The parade lasted until evening, although in some places there has been an end to the parade, before the night. After the ogoh-ogoh taken around the village, ogoh-ogoh will be burned. Combustion ogoh-ogoh have shattered any sense of human vices. But in some places, ogoh-ogoh are not burned, the reason for the recommended either, because it is difficult to make.

Suggested by the time the parade ogoh-ogoh, not traveled too far from the inn, because all the roads in Bali will surely occur traffic jams. Should begin now determine which will stay. Because after the ogoh-ogoh parade, there will be no public transport vehicles operating.

Balinese New Year, Çaka 1936, March 31, 2014

Balinese new year, coinciding with the day of Nyepi. Balinese calendar system, based on the Balinese calendar, use the calculation of the rotation of the Earth's moon. On March 31, 2014, calendar systems on the Balinese calendar, has reached the year 1936. Years which is quite old. However, far behind the Chinese calendar systems, which is the oldest calendar systems ever recorded by man.

Balinese new year celebration, celebrated in unique contrast to the celebration of the new year is generally filled with parties and festivities. Balinese New Year celebration is done with no partying, no fire lit, no traveling, and it does not work. So in Bali, during the celebration of the new year based on the Balinese calendar, the feel of quiet and tranquil feel, and commonly referred to as Nyepi day.

Nyepi means no activity whatsoever. When Nyepi in Bali all activity stopped completely. There is no cost, no transport, no economic activity, there is no party and having fun, no one out of the house. Unique and will not be found in any country. Nyepi Day is a day to restore the natural condition of pollution and destruction by humans. If you are in Bali during Nyepi day, you will feel the real quietness.

However, a party to welcome the new year of the Balinese done before New Year's Day. Done by performing a ritual feast, typical Balinese Hindus, who always perform the ritual. Before the new year, residents do Melasti ritual and parade of ogoh-ogoh. When the ogoh-ogoh parade welcoming feel of the new year is very pronounced.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Melasti ritual on Friday, March 28, 2014

Melasti ritual on Friday, March 28, 2014
Melasti ritual in some places in Bali is going well. There is no constraint. The weather was also very nice, the weather was sunny, no rain and overcast. Transportation support is also very good, although there was congestion-libtas due motorcade procession residents headed to the beach to follow the Melasti ritual.

Melasti ritual ceremonies start at some place that is not at the same time. The ceremony begins by the number of participants ritual. In each place has a different number of participants ritual. If the number of participants of the ritual is not much, then the faster the Melasti ceremony is completed. In some places, there Melasti ritual that has been completed in the morning.

When implementing the Melasti ceremony on the beach, a lot of people who feel the heat. Naturally, if a lot of people overheating, because they have to wait until the peak basking in Melasti ceremony at the start. At the peak of the ceremony, prayers conducted jointly by all the people, led by a pastor.

Melasti ritual on Friday, March 28, 2014

Melasti ritual on Friday, March 28, 2014

Melasti ritual on Friday, March 28, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Information about Ogoh-ogoh Parade 2014

ogoh-ogoh
Ogoh-ogoh is a large doll made ​​of paper and cork, to parade before Nyepi Day in Bali, created by the youth to welcome Nyepi Day. In the village there are a lot of ogoh-ogoh are made​​. Each village consists of the hamlets. Each hamlet there is a traditional youth organizations. Each youth organizations make the ogoh-ogoh in large size. Ogoh-ogoh are made ​​by a young man who made ​​him endure.

Parade of ogoh-ogoh 2014 may not be festive as last year. This year there are a lot of restrictions by the government to the youth organizations that make ogoh-ogoh. There are even governments in a district that is officially banned the parade ogoh-ogoh security reasons.

Here is some important information about the parade of ogoh-ogoh 2014:
1. Ogoh-ogoh parade took place on March 30, 2014, on Sunday.
2. Ogoh-ogoh parade starting at 2:00 pm until the evening, but not the same in each different area in Bali.
3. Badung regency government, officially forbids its citizens to make ogoh-ogoh, and parade.
4. Best ogoh-ogoh parade usually in Denpasar, because it has a very large source of funds.
5. There is information that in Ubud there is no parade of ogoh-ogoh, but there has been no official information from the government.
6. Ogoh-ogoh parade this year is feared to have a political element, since the parliamentary elections on 9 April 2014.
7. Certainly all roads in Bali will be traffic jams.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Important information about Nyepi 2014

Important information about Nyepi 2014 should be known by foreign tourists who are planning to vacation in Bali. Nyepi Day is not a day that could be considered trivial for tourists who want to vacation in Bali. Therefore, many activities will be halted and restricted during Nyepi.






Here is information about Nyepi 2014 should be known for tourists in Bali, and are going to Bali:

1. Nyepi Day took place on March 31, 2014, Monday.
2. Nyepi lasted for twenty- four hours a day, from 6:00 am on March 31, 2014, until 6:00 am on 1 April 2014.
3. Nyepi Day is a national holiday in Indonesia.
4. Nyepi is a day for everyone to stop all activities in Bali, including tourists.
5. When Nyepi all people should not be outside the home, hotel, villa, should not be on the road.
6. When Nyepi should not turn on the lights, turn on the vehicle must not, should not go, should not make a fuss, yet it includes travelers who were in Bali.
7. When Nyepi halted all transportation, including activities at the airport, no aircraft flying in and out of Bali.
8. When Nyepi no radio and television broadcasts ( except radio and satellite television ).
9. At night, no lights are on, anywhere, so the island was completely dark.
10. When Nyepi hospital only allowed activity and turn on the lights.
11. Foreign tourists are only allowed to indulge in Kuta and Sanur beach, but not on any street in Kuta and Sanur.
12. When Nyepi no shops and restaurants are open.

Anyone who was in Bali must comply with all rules about Nyepi. If there is a violation, will most likely be wearing the customary sanctions applicable in the area.

Tips: Four of the best places to visit during Nyepi

When Nyepi Day is identical with the very dark, quiet, no lights at night, no vehicles. But before and after Nyepi Day, there are many sequence ceremony performed by Hindus in Bali. If you're in Bali, but have not had a proper plan and appropriate to see the beauty and uniqueness of the ritual procession of Hindus in Bali, I'll give you the best tips to enjoy Nyepi Day in Bali.

Three days before Nyepi Day, visit the Sanur Beach 

Just three days before Nyepi Day in Bali is Melasti day. Melasti is a ritual to clean the universe and the human body from any negative energy, so that during the celebration of Nyepi Day, all Hindu rituals Nyepi can perform well without interruption.

Meslasti ritual is passed on the beach. In each village performing rituals on the same beach in a district or more. Sanur Beach in Bali is the best location to witness the Melasti ritual. Come when midmorning. Ritual usually done from morning to evening. But sometimes the Melasti ritual has been completed during the day early afternoon.

We recommend that you wear Balinese traditional clothes, adjusting to the Hindus who are doing the rituals, join them, then you can feel different from the previous beach. Nuance of magic will be felt when you are near the gamelan and ritual paraphernalia.

The day before Nyepi day, or two days after Melasti Day, visit the center of Denpasar or Kuta

The day before Nyepi day is called the Pangrupukan day. On Pangrupukan day, Hindus in Bali normally perform rituals environmental cleanup, yard, villages, and temples. Cleaning of all evil genie effect that can interfere with both Hindus while doing yoga when Nyepi.

Pangrupukan day can be regarded as the most festive day before Nyepi day. Pangrupukan day is a day for the parade ogoh-ogoh. Ogoh-ogoh is a symbol of evil in human beings to be exterminated. Best ogoh-ogoh parade usually in the center of Denpasar City, Kuta, the center of Tabanan City, and Ubud.

Nyepi Day, stay in one of the hermitage yoga in Ubud, Gianyar

When Nyepi day, Balinese across the region, all activity stopped. No lights on, no vehicles, should not be traveling, partying should not be, should not be noisy and loud. Nyepi Day can also be regarded as a day for yoga, penance, fasting. At the time of Nyepi Day, you can visit the yoga training in Ubud, Gianyar. There are many yoga training places, but look for a place that provides facilities to stay, because when Nyepi day for twenty-four hours you should not be out of the inn.

After Nyepi Day, visit the Sesetan Village

The next day of Nyepi Day, is a Ngembakgeni day. On the Ngembakgeni day everyone already begun work as usual. We recommend you visit the Sesetan village, because there is a ritual that is very unique and interesting, the Omed-omedan. Omed-omedan ritual can be regarded as a ritual of kissing between boys and girls in the Sesetan village. This ritual is very unique, and can make you laugh, amused, delighted, embarrassed, and much more interesting.

Friday, March 28, 2014 is the day for the Melasti ritual in Bali

Friday, March 28, 2014 is the day for the Melasti ritual in Bali
Melasti ritual this year will take place on Friday March 28, 2014, three days before Nyepi Day. The purpose of the Melasti ritual is to cleanse the spiritual, the environment, and the universe of all the negative energy before Nyepi day is done. Hindus do worship at the beach with the aim to purify ourselves of all the bad things in the past and throw it into the sea before making four types of fasting when Nyepi Day. Or to put it more simply, Melasti have meaning to purify the world and humans. World is the earth and its contents, the human body is visible and spiritual.

Typically, the implementation of the Melasti ritual performed on the beach. But in some places, which are located far to the beach, the Melasti ritual performed in a lake, river or other springs are considered holy. In addition to attending a prayer, Melasti is also the cleaning and purification of sacred objects belonging to the temple. The sacred objects taken around the village, aiming to purify the village, next to the ocean, sea, lake, river or other springs are considered holy.

Melasti ceremony held to perform prayers to all the people with a view facing the sea. All the people wearing white clothes. After the Melasti ceremony was over done, all the sacred objects and equipment carried to the village temple with the hope of personal purity and unseen, and get a blessing from God to cope with life in the future.

Melasti ritual is very interesting to see. For those who love photography activities, Melasti ritual on the beach is incredibly exciting to take pictures. Especially at sunset the Hindus perform rituals to the sea, a very nice and interesting.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Black suitcase suspected bomb was found in Kerobokan, Denpasar

Without the owner's suitcase was discovered by a resident while going to work. Ditemulan berwaran black suitcase in front of a store by a woman at about 8:15 am. Once reported to the police, a few hours later the police immediately evacuate and close the roads around the location of the discovery of the black suitcase.

Bali Police bomb squad team arrived in the location around 11:00 am. Suitcase bomb was suspected in check by the police bomb squad. After the suitcase is opened carefully for an hour, it turns out the content in that case only underwear, socks, underwear, sunglasses, and some money.

Residents surrounding the discovery of the suitcase so scared. They fear that if it is true is a suitcase bomb.

Jalak Bali tough breed

Jalak Bali (Bali Starling) is an increasingly rare bird habitats extinct in his life. Jalak Bali beginning only in West Bali National Park, a protected forest area. Now a place to live in West Bali National Park is threatened. Although protected areas, but there are a lot of illegal logging, and poaching of animals in the region. As if there is no control by the police.

Many people who love the Jalak Bali (Bali Starling) because of the uniqueness and beauty of the feathers. The price is very expensive when sold. These birds are traded on the black market. The price of a Bali starling bird can reach tens of thousands of dollars. People who do not have permission to maintain the Bali starling bird is breaking the law, and can be criminalized within their applicable laws in Indonesia.

The cause of the birds are endangered Jalak Bali (Bali Starling) because of poaching. Because the price is very expensive, and very interesting physical bird make this much sought-after birds. Bali starling bird Total estimated that only four decades in the wild, and is in the West Bali National Park. If still hunted, then certainly this bird will no longer exist in the wild. Like the Bali Tiger is extinct.

In addition to hunting by humans, other life-threatening causes of Jalak Bali (Bali Starling) is the number of predators. Eagles, snakes, lizards, and other predators pose a threat in the wild. Although the Jalak Bali Starling included in the food chain, but if the amount is less and less, then predators should be addressed properly.

In addition to predators, climatic factors in the wild are also a threat. West Bali National Park has a very extreme climate. During the rainy season, the Jalak Bali get food easily. When the dry season almost all areas in the forest becomes very dry and barren. Under such circumstances, the Jalak Bali bird certainly difficult to get food. If difficult to get food then it is difficult to breed. Also the current global climate change is exacerbating the condition during the dry season in the wild.

There are many Jalak Bali (Bali Starling) breeding is done. Breeding is done to keep the birds from extinction. Jalak Bali has been difficult for captive breeding. Many of the difficulties in breeding and breeding bird Jalak Bali. This bird is easy to stress that it is difficult to breed. Jalak Bali who first breed susceptible to death. Endangered birds and children die because mothers who had never cared for her.

Melasti day, the ritual while recreation by young people of Bali

Melasti ritual in Bali
Before Nyepi Day on March 31, 2014, there is one day which is a series of Nyepi celebration. Melasti is a day that is a part of the celebration of Nyepi day in Bali. Melasti aims to clean up all the negative things in the temple. Melasti ritual usually performed by all Hindus in Bali. Melasti is generally performed on the beach.

Typically, the Melasti utilized by young people of Bali for recreation while the rites. Because, Melasti activities carried out on the beach, then it becomes a great opportunity for recreation by the young people. Before the Melasti ritual begins, young people will play and take a walk on the beach while joking with friends. There are new friends to be found, because when Melasti, all the people from different villages would gather at a beach in the district.

When the main event started Melasti ritual, usually right at 12.00 pm
, everyone will gather in one place to pray together. After the prayers finished, everyone dispersed and returned to their respective villages. When these young people will spend time at the beach until the afternoon. They shopped and played on the beach. Which will make new friends chatting until dusk. There are even getting a lover.

That's the fun of life of the people of Bali. Ritual becomes one with recreation. Not boring, but in time they will pray with wisdom. Hindu religious holidays is a very exciting day for the young people of Bali. Rituals, lifestyle, religion, tradition, art, all become one in shades that are fun to be lived.

Monday, March 24, 2014

HIV/AIDS seems to be a disaster for the young people of Bali

HIV / AIDS in Bali now is at alarming levels. Many new cases are found. Every year the number of people infected with HIV in Bali is increasing. Ironically, most of whom are young men who should be the successor generation. Perhaps there are many young people living with HIV in Bali which has not been recorded. Like an iceberg floating in the ocean. End appears to look a little, but that was under the water very much and big. If the melt would be a disaster for everyone, as it is the case with HIV.

HIV became a threat to the youth in Bali. Even become a source of fear unseen. Balinese people find it difficult to indulge in peace wherever they go. Even those concerned with unfaithful lover. There are several cases that involve an unfaithful lover, then he must have contracted HIV from an unfaithful lover.

Many young people of Bali who have more than one lover. This condition is also a source of concern. Fear of contracting HIV from a new lover unfamiliar with his background well. Aside from a lover, a friend who has HIV is also a threat. Many are afraid that if a friend who has HIV will deliberately infect others by way of a needle on purpose. Fears it has always been a dilemma for the people of Bali.

Although virtually all possibilities are conceivable only fear is excessive, but things like this make life uncomfortable and quiet. Although HIV transmission is very limited, but in the public perception of one can cause great fear. Many false perception that continues to be a conversation, seems to be a fact that people believed.

Polemics and problems like this is always a debate among young people of Bali. Any conversation without the assistance of the competent authority will be the problems that would cause unwarranted fear among the youth. As if HIV is a disaster that can not be mitigated and controlled. Indeed mentoring teens very dipelukan fig. Not only assistance to people living with HIV, but to ordinary citizens so that they can think properly range of HIV / AIDS.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Tourists allowed to move in Kuta Beach when Nyepi Day 2014

When Nyepi day, all people should not be activities outside the home, including foreign tourists who were vacationing in Bali.

Nyepi is synonymous with quiet day without any activity by residents outside the home. Nyepi is currently no vehicle, no flight. Foreign tourists also should not be activities outside the hotel where they were staying. Tourists are only allowed to indulge in the hotel area.

Currently the Bali provincial government granted permission to the tourists who want to indulge in Kuta Beach. However, subject to the fray do not disturb the tranquility around. Tourists are only allowed to be around the beach. There should not be a walk in the street.

When all roads Nyepi Day in Bali, guarded by Pecalang. Pecalang is traditional security organization in Bali. Pecalang have the duty and function of securing indigenous and religious activities in Bali. When Nyepi pecalang do security in the entire region of indigenous villages in Bali.

If there are people who crossed the road when Nyepi, then Pecalang will take action. Foreign tourists will also be dealt with jiga violate provisions.

Nyepi Day, the radio and television broadcast shall not operate

Nyepi Day
When Nyepi Day in Bali since a few years ago, radio and television broadcasts in Bali are not allowed to operate. This decision was delivered by the provincial government of Bali, with the goal of keeping the celebration of Nyepi be quieter. In addition to radio and television broadcasts are not allowed to operate, all citizens should also not lighting lamps, vehicle, fire, and all other forms of lighting.

Nyepi, not only for the residents of Bali alone, also for the world and the universe. Nyepi has a very broad meaning to human life and nature. Therefore, when Nyepi, there is no human activity, no vehicle, no electricity and fossil energy consumption. When Nyepi all people should not go, should not should not make a fuss, should not start a fire, should not have fun, all activity stopped completely. This nature would be very quiet, no air pollution, no commotion. Because all activity is not everyone, so there will be no worries if it does not work.

Not only radio and television broadcast shall not operate, public transportation and air transportation are also not allowed to operate. It is the commitment of the government and citizens to Nyepi Day when everything was really quiet. In accordance with the meaning of Nyepi, means quiet, calm, not noisy, do not do anything.

Nyepi Day traditions, has been recognized internationally, as tradition bemberikan good impact for the universe. Many countries have implemented similar thing as was done in Bali from hundreds of years ago. Today has been a day without electricity, without the tobacco, and others. Many are inspired by Bali's Nyepi Day all the residents want to implement with all my heart and consciousness.

Nyepi Day is not only for the citizens of hindu only, but also for other people. Because the benefits that can be felt when Nyepi is huge. We all can leave the work load, the load of pollution and environmental harm life. So everybody will feel the positive impact.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Bali awarded as the most beautiful island in the world

Conde Nast Traveler magazine polled in 2013, a poll conducted by the magazine's readers. From the results of the poll, Bali occupies the first position as the most beautiful island in the world. It is certain that most readers are Russian citizens.

From the results of the poll, Bali received an award given by the magazine, and was covered by the print and electronic media famous in Russia. Award for the most beautiful island of Bali as accepted by the Indonesian ambassador in Russia.

The top five most beautiful islands in the world based on the results of a poll of the magazine Conde Nast Traveler Magazine is Bali, Phuket, Maldives, Mauritius and Greece. Bali occupies the top position as the most beautiful island in the world.

From the poll results, it can be concluded that the island of Bali is highly favored by Russian citizens. The number of Russian citizens to visit Bali every year is increasing. In addition to the promotion of tourism by the Government of Indonesia, a good image of Bali as a tourist destination island of fun for Russian tourists, is also a positive impact on the development of the tourism industry in Bali.

Not only the media in Russia are doing polls and reported that the island of Bali as the best, but also many foreign media in several countries that do a similar poll, and put the island of Bali as the best island in the world.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Bali mangrove forests damaged by pollution

Bali mangrove forests damaged by pollution

The mangrove forests in Bali's most famous and widely located in South Bali, at Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai, Denpasar, Bali, is now under threat due to pollution.


Bali as a small island is in need of protection from the effects of coastal erosion that occurs. Some of the beaches in Bali have been exposed to abrasion that threaten settlements around the coast. Even the Kuta beach also included in beaches danger of being lost due to abrasion. Abrasion on Kuta Beach've looked at this time, diminishing shoreline. Also occurs in other places around Bali.

Abrasion on the beach by beach erosion occurs due to ocean waves and ocean currents. To prevent abrasion, there are many ways to do. One of the most effective ways is to plant mangrove trees along the coast. Because mangroves proved to effectively cope with abrasion, and has been proven all over the world.

Bali mangrove forests damaged by pollution
Mangroves are trees that grow in swamps and salt water. This tree roots breathe. The roots of the mangrove trees grow from the bottom to the ground surface. Each tree has a definite mangrove roots emerging from the bottom of the tree. The root of this is keeping the soil and sand so as not eroded by sea water. However abrasion can not be prevented with just one tree. Required hundreds or even thousands of trees to be able to prevent abrasion on a beach.

In southern Bali, there are mangrove forests that protect Bali from abrasion. The mangrove trees grow well. Mangrove forest areas in South Bali has become a conservation area and tourist. Mangrove forest area in southern Bali is very protected, although this time his condition is very worrying, and not well maintained. Many plastic waste, floating oil derived from waste ships in port, and hands traveler nosy damaging trees.

Benoa Harbour in Bali is the largest. There are a lot of ships in ports, from large to small vessels. Cruise ships also dock here. The number of ships that docked, have an impact on the number of oil spills polluting the sea. Stranded oil spill up into the mangroves. Environment resulted in mangrove forests polluted by sewage. Many mangrove trees to wither and turn yellow. Even some mangrove trees die from polluted sea. There has been no government attention on this situation.

Bali mangrove forests damaged by pollution
When mangrove forests in the south of Bali were threatened by pollution from Benoa Harbour. When it appeared the government plans to allow developers of Bali Province reclaiming the Benoa Bay which is the largest mangrove forest in Bali. The goal is simple, save the Benoa area of abrasion and tsunami threats. Is it plausible reason? Though everyone knows, mangrove forest area excluding area threatened abrasion. Because there are many mangrove trees that protect the coast.

No study issued by the relevant institutions about reclaiming the expense of mangrove forests. Everyone knows, if there is a mangrove tree that grows on the coast, the beaches will be protected from abrasion and tsunami. But the government has a different perception, when the sea reclaimed, the land around the densely protected from abrasion and tsunami threats. Maybe abrasion can be avoided, but the tsunami still threaten land reclamation.

Mangrove forests into protective beach and marsh habitats of living animals, and also as an attractive tourist spot, damaged by pollution should not be addressed by the government. As if no action omission, without supervision and measures to tackle pollution.