March 23, 2017

Ubud Monkey Forest Bali - The Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud (Gianyar, Bali)

Ubud Monkey Forest Bali, Mandala Wisata Wenara Wana Ubud

Ubud Monkey Forest Sanctuary or Mandala Wisata Wenara Wana Ubud is a monkey sanctuary for the long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicuiaris) and there is also temple that is highly respected especially by local residents, Pura Dalem Padangtegal.

The orest (sanctuary) is located in the Desa Pekraman Padangtegal, southern of Ubud Village, in the district of Ubud, Gianyar Regency, Bali. This forest was originally named Alas Pemaosan, then in 1991 changed to Wenara Wana. The name is taken from the Sanskrit, a sacred language, and reflects the sacredness of Hanuman, the Monkey God.

Ubud Monkey Forest Bali, Ubud Monkey Forest Sanctuary, Mandala Wisata Wenara Wana Ubud, Padangtegal Mandala Wisata Wanara Wana Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary

March 18, 2017

Pura Yeh Gangga Bali - Yeh Gangga Temple in Perean Tabanan

Pura Yeh Gangga Perean, Pura Yeh Gangga Bali, Yeh Gangga Temple

Pura Yeh Gangga Bali is one of the ancient temple which is now bears the status of National Cultural Heritage (Cagar Budaya Nasional), located in Perean Village, District of Baturiti, Tabanan Regency, Bali. This temple has the same route to Bedugul and also Ulun Danu Bratan, about 12 kilometers from Mengwi.

Balinese believe Yeh Ganga temple has an important role, especially in pray for salvation and healing. In addition, the presence of the river in the area of the temple is also irrigate the farmland, give life, and supports the local people.

Pura Yeh Gangga Perean, Yeh Gangga Temple

March 17, 2017

Wooden Dulang - The Dulang Kayu Bali Handicraft

Wooden Dulang, Pengrajin Dulang di Bali, Dulang Kayu Bali

Wooden Dulang or Dulang Kayu Bali is used as a place of offerings, serving fruit, pastries, reading, and also important in making "gebogan". The top of dulang resembles a round tray, supported by a single pole widening downward.

This pole serves as a handle, is formed in such a way, so it is stable (no sway) when placed on a flat plane.

Wooden Dulang, Pengrajin Dulang di Bali, Dulang Kayu Bali

March 15, 2017

Oleg Tamulilingan Dance Bali - A Classical Dance of The Bumblebees in Bali

Oleg Tamulilingan Dance Bali, Tari Oleg Tamulilingan Bali, Bumblebee Dance Bali, Dance of The Bumblebees

Oleg Tamulilingan Dance or Tari Oleg Tamulilingan Bali is one of the great creations of the dance artist from Tabanan, I Ketut Marya or better known as I Mario. This dance is known as "The Bumblebee Dance", was created in 1952 at the request of John Coast (England).

Oleg Tamulilingan describes a pair of beetles, male and female, playing happily, siphon the pollen, and having fun in the garden. The beauty is radiated in the movements of the dancers along with the accompaniment of Gong Kebyar. A dazzling movement of male dancer playing "kancut" and kepet (fan), while the female playing "oncer" (shawl) with dynamic movements, beautiful, and a bit aggressive.

Oleg Tamulilingan Dance Bali, Tari Oleg Tamulilingan Bali, Bumblebee Dance Bali, Dance of The Bumblebees

March 13, 2017

Baris Tunggal Dance - The Solo Warrior Dance of Bali

Baris Tunggal Dance, Baris Warrior Dance, Tari Baris Tunggal Bali, Warrior Dance Bali

Baris Tunggal Dance or Tari Baris Tunggal Bali was created in the early 20th century. This dance is usually performed as the opening dance for the secular show and sometimes as the lead figure in the dance-drama. Baris Tunggal or Solo Warrior dance is always performed by a young boy, occasionally by a young girl.

Movements in this dance tell the toughness of Balinese soldier at that time. The dance movement is steady, firm, energetic and dynamic, accompanied by eye movement (sledet) which constantly changing. This reflects the nature of a soldier who is aware of the situation around him.

Baris Tunggal Dance, Baris Warrior Dance, Tari Baris Tunggal Bali, Warrior Dance Bali