August 31, 2016

Panji Semirang Bali - Dance & The Story

Panji Semirang Bali Dance, Panji Semirang Story

Panji Semirang dance movement is a gallant gesture yet smooth, telling the story of Princess Candra Kirana in disguise as men. This dance was created by Balinese dance artists, I Nyoman Kaler in 1942 and performed for the first time by Ni Luh Cawan. This dance is categorized as a subtle men-dance but usually danced by female dancers. Panji Semirang dance serves as dance performances, staged at certain events and also often contested.


Panji Semirang Bali Dance, Panji Semirang Story Panji Semirang. KKB Githa Saraswati, Bandung

August 30, 2016

Manuk Rawa Dance Bali

Manuk Rawa Dance Bali

The beauty of life in nature has been inspiring the dance artists to create beautiful and qualified artwork. Manuk Rawa dance as one of the Balinese dance is inspired by the life of water-bird. This dance was created by Balinese dance artist, I Wayan Dibia in 1981, and the composer I Wayan Beratha.


Manuk Rawa Dance Bali Manuk Rawa. KKB Githa Saraswati. Bandung, 2002

Pendet Dance Bali

Pendet Dance Bali

Pendet dance is one of the traditional dances of Bali, Indonesia. Traditional Balinese dances are the oldest form of performing arts in Bali. The dance is usually performed during the ceremony at the temple as a sacred dance. Pendet is typically performed by young girls carrying "bokor or silver bowl" full of colorful flower petals decorated by cutting motifs of yellow coconut leaves. The flower petals are cast into the air several times in the dance.

Pendet Dance Bali Pendet Dance. KKB Githa Saraswati. Bandung, 2006

August 28, 2016

Belibis Dance Bali

Belibis Dance Bali

A beautiful and qualified artwork, born from a total devotion of the artists. It is seen in one of the artistic creations of Balinese dance called Belibis Dance. The movement and behavior of Belibis or whistling duck has inspired the artists to create new dance creations. Belibis dance is so beautiful, artistic, attractive and harmonious with Balinese gamelan accompaniment.


Belibis Dance Bali Belibis Dance. KKB Githa Saraswati. Bandung, 2002

Cendrawasih Dance Bali

Cendrawasih Dance Bali

Balinese dance is part of an ancient dance tradition incorporate eyes, facial expressions, and bodily gestures. The dance tradition has become part of the religious and artistic expression among the Balinese people (also non-Balinese). Balinese dances are dynamic, angular, and intensely expressive and usually express the stories or dance-drama.

Cendrawasih Dance Bali Cendrawasih Dance. Indriati and Paulina (Dancers). Performance in Pentas Massal, Bandung. KKB Githa Saraswati, 2002

August 26, 2016

Tegalalang Rice Terrace in Ubud, Gianyar Bali

Tegalalang Rice Terrace in Ubud Gianyar Bali

Rice terraces always become the belle for tourists. Bali has a lot view of paddy fields, mostly in the form of flat field and only a few are in the form of terracing. Terracing displays more value of art and beauty in growing crops. This value is hunted by painters and photographers to capture the beautiful views of rice terraces with asymmetric horizontal lines.

If you are currently at Ubud or has a plan to visit Ubud, then you can try visiting (given its location close enough) Tegalalang Rice Terrace in the District of Tegallalang, Gianyar Regency, Bali.

Tegalalang Rice Terrace in Ubud Gianyar Bali

August 25, 2016

Bajra Sandhi Monument Renon Denpasar Bali

Bajra Sandhi Monument Renon Denpasar Bali

Bajra Sandhi monument has a unique shape, beautiful and full of meaning. Bajra or Genta become the main shape of the monument. Especially in Bali, Hindu priest always use bajra or genta in leading the implementation of certain rites or sacred rituals. Bajra Sandi monument aims to capture the soul and spirit of struggle of the Balinese and also to explore, develop and preserve the culture of Bali.

Bajra Sandhi Monument Renon Denpasar Bali

August 24, 2016

Lake Batur hot spring at Toya Bungkah Kintamani Bali

Lake Batur Hot Spring, Batur natural Hot Spring at toya bungkah Kintamani Bali

Enjoying the panoramic beauty of the lake and mountains, while soaking in the hot spring pool is certainly a unique experience that could only be obtained at a special location. One of the locations in Bali which have those three things is the hot spring bathing pool located in the Desa Pekraman Batur, District of Kintamani, Bangli Regency, Bali.

Lake Batur Hot Spring, Batur natural Hot Spring at toya bungkah Kintamani Bali

August 23, 2016

Penjor in Bali and Local Wisdom implementation of Tri Hita Karana (THK)

Penjor in Bali, Local Wisdom, Tri Hita Karana

Galungan is one of Balinese Ceremony also a special moment which most sought after by tourists who visit to Bali. At this time, Balinese perform prayer and offering to the Creator. One of the most visible signs in the implementation of Galungan ceremony is the installation of Penjor Galungan.

Penjor in Bali and Local Wisdom implementation of Tri Hita Karana

August 22, 2016

Agrotourism Bali - Kintamani Orange Plantation

Agrotourism Bali Kintamani Orange Plantation, Jeruk Siam Kintamani, Jeruk Kintamani Bali, Siem Orange Kintamani

Bali continues to become a tourist’s magnet from around the world. This lovely island has a natural beauty, art, and culture which are unique and spectacular. The panorama of rice terraces and plantations, beautiful beach, off coast islands that are interesting to be explored, sacred temples and several tourist attractions has become a major destination for visiting Bali.

Agrotourism Bali Kintamani Orange Plantation, Jeruk Siam Kintamani, Jeruk Kintamani Bali, Siem Orange Kintamani

August 19, 2016

Bali Coffee Plantation Arabica Kintamani and the Wet Processing (WP)

Bali Coffee Plantation Arabica Kintamani And The Wet Processing

Indonesia is the fourth largest coffee producer in the world (2014) after Brazil, Vietnam and Colombia. Indonesia has produced a number of specialty coffees with a good reputation in the world market level.

The specialty coffee is produced in the archipelago of Indonesia including Sumatra (Mandheling, Lintong and Gayo), Sulawesi (Toraja Kalosi, Mamasa and Gowa), Java (Ijen Plateau in East Java), Bali (Highland of Kintamani), Sumbawa (Tambora), Flores and Papua (Baliem Valley).

Bali Coffee Plantation Arabica Kintamani And The Wet Processing

August 14, 2016

Batur Global Geopark Bali Indonesia

Batur Global Geopark Bali Indonesia , Global Geoparks Network GGN

The caldera of Batur Volcano is one of the volcano caldera in Indonesia that has become a global geopark region. Batur Caldera has been set on 20 September 2012 as part of the Global Geoparks Network (GGN) by UNESCO. The area has been proposed by the Government of Indonesia since 2009, and is now an area of ​​the third geopark in Southeast Asia.

Batur Global Geopark Bali Indonesia , Global Geoparks Network GGN

August 12, 2016

Mt Batur Volcano Kintamani Bali Indonesia

Mt Batur Volcano Kintamani Bali Indonesia

Mount Batur is a beautiful stratovolcano type. This type has a conical shape which is made up of many layers (from sequential outpourings of eruptive materials), characterized by a steep profile, and is the most common type of volcano. Some of which is marked by a collapsed top, called a caldera.

Mt Batur Volcano Kintamani Bali Indonesia

August 9, 2016

Pura Batu Mas Kuning Nusa Penida

Pura Batu Mas Kuning Nusa Penida

This temple is located close to Pura Batu Medawu, on the edge of Semaya Beach. In the area of Pura Batu Mas Kuning there are "gepuh tree" that grow big and tall and also several other big trees. There is also waterway or "Loloan" the path of the flood during the rainy season.

Pura Batu Mas Kuning Nusa Penida

Pura Batu Medau Nusa Penida

Pura Batu Medau Nusa Penida

Pura Batu Medau or Medawu is located in the eastern peninsula of the island of Nusa Penida and is one of the largest temples on the island. The temple is situated in Suana Village, District of Nusa Penida, Klungkung Regency, Bali.

Pura Batu Medau Nusa Penida

Giri Putri Cave Temple Nusa Penida (Pura Goa Giri Putri Nusa Penida)

Giri Putri Cave Temple Nusa Penida

Giri Putri Cave Temple is situated in the pekraman village of Karang Sari, Suana Village, District of Nusa Penida, Klungkung Regency, Bali. The cave entrance itself is located on a high limestone hill. To get there, visitors have to step up upon stairs uphill until arrive at the entrance shrine.

Giri Putri Cave Temple Nusa Penida

August 8, 2016

Puncak Mundi Temple (Pura Puncak Mundi Nusa Penida)

Puncak Mundi Temple

Puncak Mundi Temple is situated at the peak of Mundi Hill, at Klumpu Village, Nusa Penida. This place has an altitude of 529 meters above sea level and is the highest point on the island of Nusa Penida.

Puncak Mundi Temple

Ped Temple Nusa Penida (Pura Penataran Ped Nusa Penida)

Ped Temple Nusa Penida ,Pura Penataran Ped

Penataran Ped is one of the sacred temples that located just off the coast of Bali Island, in the island of Nusa Penida. The island of Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan along with Nusa Ceningan are included in the administrative area of District of Nusa Penida, Klungkung Regency, Bali.

Ped Temple Nusa Penida ,Pura Penataran Ped

August 7, 2016

Masceti Temple Bali

Masceti Temple Bali

Masceti Temple is located in Medahan Village, District of Blahbatuh, Gianyar Regency, Bali. This temple is situated on the shoreline, overlooking the scenery of the southern sea, rows of coconut trees and beautiful view of the East Bali mountains. There are grow many trees with huge canopy at the temple area, such as banyan tree, frangipani, coconut and the gardens are laid out neatly.

Masceti Temple Bali

August 6, 2016

Pura Erjeruk Bali (Erjeruk Temple)

Pura Erjeruk Bali, Pura Erjeruk Sukawati

Pura Erjeruk is one of the temples with high history value in Bali. The temple is located in Banjar Gelumpang, Sukawati Village, District of Sukawati, Gianyar Regency, Bali. This place is accessible via the By Pass Ida Bagus Mantra. This holy shrine is located about 300 meters from the coastline in the south and surrounded by rice fields.

Pura Erjeruk Bali, Pura Erjeruk Sukawati

August 4, 2016

Benel Reservoir Bali

Benel Reservoir Bali

Benel Reservoir is located in the Dusun of Mekar Sari (dusun is smaller than village), Manistutu Village, District of Melaya, Jembrana Regency, Bali. The reservoir water source comes from Tukadaya River, Pegubugan River and also from the rain. The dam construction began in 2006 and was inaugurated on January 26, 2010.

Benel Reservoir Bali

August 3, 2016

Gunung Payung Beach Bali

Gunung Payung Beach Bali

Gunung Payung Beach is categorized as a hidden beach, located deep in the bottom of the limestone hillsides and not too broad. The beach offers stunning scenery including the holy temple of Gunung Payung, hillsides, cliffs, beautiful sea, vast thatch grass, pleasant white sand, and beautiful cave formation at the cliff rock of the beach.

Gunung Payung Beach Bali

August 2, 2016

Gunung Payung Temple

Gunung Payung Temple

Gunung Payung Temple is located in Kutuh Village, District of South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali. The location of this temple is also a benchmark to find the Gunung Payung Beach, a quiet and hidden beach. Entering the sacred area of the temple, visitors will be treated to the natural scenery of blue sea at the south end.

Gunung Payung Temple