Category: Indonesia

What is Gamelan Gambuh?

Written by von from on June 25th, 2012 | 8 Comments

With the coming of the Majapahit Kingdom to Bali, and the subsequent rise to power of the Gelgel Court of Klungkung, a golden age of art proliferated. One of these art-forms was a style of music and orchestration called Gambuh. With its roots possibly in West Java where there is a village with the same […]

What is Gambuh Part II

Written by von from on June 25th, 2012 | 21 Comments

Gambuh is Bali’s oldest dance drama that developed in the 15th century in the Klungkung kingdom of Gelgel. The stories feature blue bloods and their servants, and Gambuh was obviously used as a tool by the palaces to demonstrate their power and importance. The dramas included a large cast of dancers – around 22 – […]

Gamelan – the Life-Breath of the Balinese

Written by von from on April 27th, 2012 | 12 Comments

“Gamelan music and instruments are a fundamental part of the life of a Balinese which is focused around the relationship between people and god, people and nature and between all people. These three concepts of harmonious living are known as Tri Hita Karana” (Dr. I Made Bandem) This analysis by a Balinese musicologist is based […]

Bali’s Believe It or Not

Written by von from on April 27th, 2012 | 1 Comment

In Bali, everything is alive. Everything has a soul, so they say. Shrines, statues, even trees and boulders are ornamented with sacred black and white sarongs, as if they are human. Some ‘in the know’ people have suggested to me that if you start making offerings to an object, you can arouse its spirit. From […]

Golfing in Bali

Written by ttalk from on November 5th, 2011 | 2 Comments

Do you want to feel a best Bali Golf Club ever in paradise island?. Here they are, The Bali Beach Golf Course set in an environment of very mature, tall trees, has been given a face lift, with the introduction of lakes, mounding and features, including newly designed and constructed greens all of which add […]

For those who love fashion and jewelry

Written by ttalk from on October 2nd, 2010 | 12 Comments

For those women who love fashion, Bali definitely is a great destination for holiday. Bali is becoming one of most powerful fashion tractors in Southeast Asia region. It was in late 70s when groups of surfers and hippies from western countries started settling down on this charming island. They were enchanted by this beautifully exotic […]

Fundraising for Documentation of Rare Gamelan and Dance via Online Store

Written by ttalk from on July 2nd, 2010 | 6 Comments

It is festival time in Bali at the moment, and the highlight of June and July is the Bali Arts Festival which runs through to July 10th at the Arts Center in Denpasar. Most of the performances are free and there are normally at least four a day, in the morning at in the evening. […]

Safety, fastest and Comfortable Fast Boats Bali-Gilis and Lombok

Written by lombokman from on April 6th, 2010 | 4 Comments

Hi All There are more then 10 fast boats operated between Bali to Gili Trawangan and Lombok but there is only few of them is safe and comfortable, Below is the list of the fast boats that highly recommend to you if you wish to travel by speed boats: 01. Ocean Express 02. Blue Water […]


Written by ttalk from on February 5th, 2010 | 13 Comments

Lurik is traditional hand woven cloth from Java with uniqueness of stripes motive and bright colour. Different with Batik which is made by drawing and painting on a piece of material, Lurik comes from hand loomed and weaved of colorful yarn. And now days as one of Indonesia heritage, a few numbers of Lurik producers […]

Accommodation in Bali

Written by ttalk from on November 7th, 2009 | 28 Comments

When people want to have their holiday, an accommodation will be on their mind as a place to stay and take a rest. Many options for choosing an accommodation bases on their budget and also its capacity. It can be choose to stay at a hotel, villa, apartment, condotel, home stay and so on. Mostly […]

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