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Accommodation tips for your holiday

Written on May 18th, 2009 | Category: Indonesia | 0 Comments | 3,265 views

Sometimes we always get bored from our daily lives. We need to break the time for a while for taking a real vacation. All things related with holiday packages should be prepared well. Beside money that we should bring along, we also required to know a good accommodation but with a budget one.

Mostly we know an accommodation always related with a hotel. So many hotels spread out in the world. They have many offers such of rooms, facilities and many more. Hotel usually has a vary room packages. Let’s say standard room, deluxe, suite and more. Read More »

International Conference Cultural Identity of Buleleng, North Bali

Written on May 7th, 2009 | Category: Indonesia | 3 Comments | 3,504 views

Call for proposals – International Conference ‘Cultural Identity of Buleleng July 30 – August 2, 2009, Bali Taman Beach Resort, Jl. Raya Tukad Mungga, Lovina Beach

The conference is focusing on the (re-)discovery of the cultural heritage of the Buleleng regency, ‘the other side of Bali.’ The conference aims to describe, discuss and expose its artistic identity and to stimulate the revitalisation of its performing arts in particular. Key note speakers will be I Gede Dharna and I Wayan Dibia.

Conference committee: I Gusti Bagus Sudhyatmaka Sugriwa (chair), I Wayan Dibia, Henrice Vonck, Hedi Hinzler, Éric Vandal.

We still welcome contributions to the conference. Let yourself be inspired by the program below! Read More »

Tanah Lot Art Festival 2009, Bali – Indonesia

Written on April 27th, 2009 | Category: Indonesia | 0 Comments | 2,656 views

Tanah Lot Art Festival 2009 will be held on May 30 until June 7, 2009. The Art festival will take place at Surya Mandala Cultural Park Tanah Lot. Beside Balinese dances performance, there will be exhibition of art and many other activities. Tanah Lot Art Festival will be opened by Head regency of Tabanan, Mr. Adi WIryatama. Many kind of Balinese dances will showed on this festival. The purpose is to keep the Balinese art and culture and more introducing Balinese culture to the world. Some of Balinese dances are :  Barong dance, Baris dance, Barong bangkung dance, Topeng Bondres dance, Wayang wong dance, Joged Bumbung dance, Gong Festival, Clasical Art “Mandolin”, Clasical Art “Andir”, Wayang Cenk Blonk, and others.

Barong : this mythical creature with its lion type head and shaggy fur made out of a type of grass (prasot) is a delight to watch. Two men dance him, one at the head, who is the front legs and one at the back, who is the hind legs. The costume itself weighs about 70 kilos and takes great skill and strength to handle. The Barong is the protector of the village and with his counterpart, Rangda the witch they make up the worlds of white and black magic, respectively. Their masks are kept in the temple, where they are routinely blessed and given offerings. Read More »

Discounted Villa in Bali

Written on April 24th, 2009 | Category: Indonesia | 0 Comments | 2,049 views

When i came accross to Bali, there are a lot of place of interest. So many wonderful touirism destination to be visited. If we talk about lakes, there are 2 famous lakes on Bali. They usually called Kintamani lake and Buyan Lake.

You can find many greatest things such as culture, people, dance, nature, beach, sand, and anything else. Mostly, we need a place to stay and enjoying our holiday. So many hotels and villas also others clean accommodation surrounding Bali.

I know a great place to stay and they give a big discount for their Bali private villas. The villa called Ellora Bali Villas. And somehow you can try them for stay while enjoying a holiday program in Bali. Read More »

Balispirit Festival – Experience Indonesia’s Premier Festival

Written on April 16th, 2009 | Category: Indonesia | 0 Comments | 4,569 views

Balispirit Festival is a vibrant, uplifting event that creates an environment for positive change. Be a part of this exciting cultural exchange and vibe in the mission of peace that comes thru.

Balispirit Festival Events :
Over 5 days and 6 nights, There will be over 95 participatory daily workshops from all disciplines in yoga, dance, and music followed by amazing world music concerts every night!

Parts of our program will include:

Yoga Workshops:
Hatha Yoga/Tantra Philosophy (Mark Whitwell), Bihar School Tantra Yoga (Swami Shankardev Saraswathi), Hatha & Raja Yoga (Ravi Vempati), Anusara Yoga (Patrick Creelman), Apple Yoga (Katy Appleton), Hatha Yoga (Pujiastuti Sindhu), Vibrant Living Yoga (Daniel Aaron), Forrest Yoga (Cat Kabira), Yoga Trance Dance (Terresa Herera), Kundalini Yoga (Rebecca Pflaum) and more…

Dance Workshops:
West African Dance, Traditional Balinese Dance taught by Balinese masters, Classical Indian Dance taught by masters from India, Hip Hop Fusion, Ecstatic Dance, Play Poi & Firewalking, and more…

Music workshops:
Digeridu, Southern African Chant Circles, African Drum Circles, Kirtan, Balinese & Javanese Traditional music, Arabic/Middle Eastern Traditional Music/Chanting and more& Read More »

Antique Semar Pagulingan Music this Full Moon by Mekar Bhuana

Written on April 8th, 2009 | Category: Indonesia | 0 Comments | 4,920 views

In Bali, full moon is an important event—an occasion to be celebrated, a time to rejoice and making beautiful offerings to the gods. On the tenth full moon, hundreds of temples celebrate their seven-monthly temple anniversaries.

This month happens to be the tenth full moon (sasih kedasa) and Mertasari Temple, an old temple located by the beach in Mertasari Sanur, will hold its temple anniversary (odalan). There will be many Bali music and Bali dance performances over several days, including semara pagulingan court music by Mekar Bhuana Conservatory. Also, based in Sanur, Mekar Bhuana is going to entertain the gods as well as the local community with this rarely heard music. According to palm-leaf scriptures Aji Gurnita and Pra Kempa, a semara pagulingan orchestra is the most suited to accompanying high priests as they recite their mantra before worshippers pray at temple ceremonies. Read More »

ANNOUNCMENT : WORLD SILENT DAY IN ACTION

Written on March 19th, 2009 | Category: Indonesia | 2 Comments | 2,830 views

Dear people of the Earth,

Many of you joined us in the journey of Silence on March 21, 2008. Your participation has kept the World Silent Day Campaign alive.

Now, Bali Collaboration for Climate Change takes you again on a journey of Silence. This is a campaign for all of us to reduce green house gas emision by participating in the WORLD SILENT DAY FOR THE EARTH.

WSD is a campaign that appeals to individuals to reduce activites that produce green house gases – gases that trigger global warming and climate change.

Remember the four easy steps:

  1. Saturday 21 March 2009
  2. Only four hours 10 am to 2 pm
  3. Switch off electronic appliances, reduce the use of motorized vehicles and activities that consume natural resources, plant trees, strengthen relations with family, work team and neighbours
  4. Share your silent experiences to mysilent@worldsilentday.org.

The four hour silences is a first step towards World Silent Day, inspired from Bali. March 21 is selected because of the northern equinox and the World Forestry Day, linked to World Water day on March 22, symbolizing life.

For more information, please visit www.worldsilentday.org. You can also download paperless calendar, WSD icons and posters.

You can also opt to do your own way of silence and adjust the dates and time. The most important thing is to join the Silence in any way you can.

Please share this campaign to friends, families, work team, and all people that you know. Your small step today can mean a lot for our children in the future.

GIVE THE EARTH ONE DAY TO BREATHE
WORLD SILENT DAY – MARCH 21

In Silence
World Silent Day team
Bali Collaboration for Climate Change
Jl. Pengubengan Kauh no. 94
Kerobokan, Kuta, Bali
Email: bali.climatechange@gmail.com

World Silent Day – Action Day !

Written on March 12th, 2009 | Category: Indonesia | 0 Comments | 2,977 views

One of the Indonesia’s traditional wisdom heritage is Trihitakarana philosophy from Bali that governs a harmonious relationship between human being with God, human being with another human being, and human being with nature; this can be a basis for sustainable development. O one of the practical implementations of Trihitakarana is the Nyepi or Silent Day conducted for 24 hours in Bali during the Saka New Year.


It is estimated that during Nyepi Day, the CO2 emission reduction in Bali is at least 20 thousands tons because motorcycles, cars and airplanes cease to operate. Read More »

Afghanistan

Written on March 8th, 2009 | Category: Afghanistan | 1 Comment | 2,945 views

Afghanistan, approximately the size of Texas, is bordered on the north by Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan, on the extreme northeast by China, on the east and south by Pakistan, and by Iran on the west. The country is split east to west by the Hindu Kush mountain range, rising in the east to heights of 24,000 ft (7,315 m). With the exception of the southwest, most of the country is covered by high snow-capped mountains and is traversed by deep valleys.

Government

In June 2002 a multiparty republic replaced an interim government that had been established in Dec. 2001, following the fall of the Islamic Taliban government. Read More »

MUSIC NIAGARA

Written on March 5th, 2009 | Category: Canada | 0 Comments | 2,473 views

MUSIC NIAGARA showcases amazing music in matchless settings.  We bring together great art, great artists, and great audiences in venues rich with culture and history.   The exceptional musicianship which is our hallmark is expressed in a wonderfully diverse program, ranging from classical to jazz, from choral to cabaret.

These musical gems sparkle even more brightly in the unique Niagara settings which complement each one – jazz under the stars, Vivaldi in the vineyards, chamber works in historic churches, and more.   We are proud that these concerts are not only unimaginably good, but unexpectedly affordable.  Quality, charm, and accessibility allow MUSIC NIAGARA to offer culture with ease.  Read More »

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