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Two sides of life in Bali

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Living in Bali is a dream for some people. Those who come over on hoilday, often gush about the Bali and the Balinese, is this place the closest thing to paradise? I hear many stories from expats aboutl ife in Bali, some good, some not. Everyone has their own opinion and I think its worth hearing them. A Bali expat sent me a email about how her Bali dream turned sour. I’m not saying I agree with all her comments, but this is what she wrote.

i have been living in bali since 2000, i got married
with a balines man two years ago, i have a baby one
year old and i was totally in love with bali and
balinese people until now, since two weeks ago my
opinion about balinese people has change totally
i need to say to somebody what i think or how i feel
now way they are 99% good people, balinese are
jeoulosy, sorry don´t know the word in english, they
have a lot envy, they live only by and for the
religion and the banjar, they follow the banjar and
the ceremony templos just by rutine many times, they
have not idea about what is commitment, compromise,
responsability, iniciative, they are dificult people
when there is a problem around, they hidden themself
and they run away, they don´t know how to face a
problem, they have not compassion, they have nice and
beautiful smiles outside but many times are not real
at all, they can be very arrogant, very machist, the
balines woman suffered a lot, there is a lot fare
about black magic, many people believe in this and
they are so scare about that, they run away from their
jobs many times without say anything, they are not
that good with children as we all foreigners think all
the time, it is only that they are all the time with
children because the most of them are not working,
that doesn´t mean they are better than westernes with
children, man are lazy and they could be all day lying
down, sitting on the banjar and sleeping, a lot
balines has not experience about anything or have not
knowlege at all about anything, they are very
ignorant, focus totally in their life at the banjar
and at the temples, they have not values in life, has
not education, but of course they smile and
smile…….laugh all the time, this makes them so
nice and good……they are dangerous, better don´t
make a balines ungry with you becuase he could kill
you or do anything, black magic……this is another
planet really, people thinking and living in diferent
ways, nothing to do with the rest of us, we always be
tamu and outsides always always, we are so diferent,
there is a lot human mysery behind their smiles,
everybody knows my problems now and knowbody seems to
know anything, nobody really cares or nobody wants to
help, they are deaf, damn…..nobody want to mix with
the problems of the other people, they don´t have
mind, thoughts, opinions, they follow their banjars,
they don´t questions anything, they are egoists,
really egoists, they are really coward, very coward,
they are not interested about the world around them,
they are happy with the ceremonies and their banjar or
it seems like everybody thinks that, are they really
happy????? they ask you all the time stupid questions,
sudah mandi, balum mandi, sudah makan, going up to the
road to my house a neigboard is asking me mau ke
mana?????? aduhhhhhh pulang of course, sometimes I get
sick answering these kind the questions, really
stupids even when I have been doind these as well for
fice years, but now aduhhhhhhhhhh all my beautiful
life in Bali is a fake, everything has been a lie,
everybody has not been that helpful nice and good
people, they are weak, run away, they are like
aduhhhhhhhh sorry to tell you all this this is a
nighmare and i am only only me, i am terrible lonely
in a society i don´t understand anymore and nobody
seems to be nice, my husband has been a evil for two
weeks and i don´t understand what is happening, here
nobody is doing anything, not his family, not the
people around, i could say friends but not i realise
that i have not friends, even when i know a lot a
lottttt people, his beautiful smile terjadi now a
monster and now i have not idea what to do, just pray
and pray to keep my mind sane, because i have a baby,
i am trying not to get crazy and be strong in front of
my little putu……
just now i only can say that bali is not the paradise
and balinese people are not as good as everybody
thing, there is a lot back sides about balinese
people, about their culture and their tradictions but
it seems like nobody talk about that, i don´t think i
am the only person who think this, a culture without
balines can be very agressive as well, they have not
idea about what is honor, responsability, loyalty,
malu, work, friendship, it seems like everything in
bali has harmony and it is very good but not, not
sorry, look some families……some people…..
please pray for me maybe I am already starting to be
crazy as well

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New Earth Vision planetary work

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here was a day in Egypt while visiting the pyramid at Saqqara that we were shown a network of connections between Cities of Light from Africa to south Asia that included the City of Light at Bali. To us, this City of Light seemed vibrant, nothing like the City of Light at Kilimanjaro that had needed near total restoration when we visited it in the summer of 2006. We knew then that we were being asked to travel to Bali, but we did not have a clear idea of what work would be called forth there. We could see this beautiful City of Light floating above Bali, although its connection with the land below it seemed stressed.

In March of 2007, Ulla, Gary and five women from Sweden gathered at Dancing Dragon Cottages on the east coast of Bali near the town of Amed. Ulla, Monica Lindblad, Yvonne Soderberg, Anna Straat and Eva Wiger arrived a few days early and experienced what the end of Bali’s rainy season was like. Even with the rain, they had managed to visit Ubud, the artistic center of Bali, in the interior of the island. Gary and Kerstin Brodin arrived a few days later.

First Day---Temples in the Mountains

Our plan was the same as we had used at Mt. Kilimanjaro---to spend the first day surveying the possible sites for our work and to begin working only after we had found the right location. We knew that we wanted to be close to Mt. Batur and that we wanted to be in nature. We explained to our guide and driver, I Ketut Alit Sidayasa, that we needed a quiet place where we would not be disturbed and he seemed to have a clear idea of where to take us. Off we went driving first through the town of Amed where the day’s sacred offerings could be seen at the main intersection, and then along the coast to the north side of the mountain. The bus twisted and turned its way back and forth through tropical forests and up toward the peak of the mountain.

Our first important lesson was that it took much more time to travel up the mountain than we had imagined. It took us nearly three hours to drive up to the high slopes of Mt. Batur. Our guide, Ketut, took us to a temple on a small peak from where we could see the intricate shape of the distant landscape. Beauty is a word that comes to mind easily in Bali. This was the temple Pura Penulisan, a place where the ancient kings had received guidance from the gods and from where they sent out their pronouncements. This was a central temple and there were six ‘protecting’ temples in the mountains surrounding this one. We were very happy with the energy here and it was also clear that we could not possibly visit more than two sites like this in one day. Rather then merely surveying the site and saving the work for tomorrow, we decided to begin right away. We set up our chairs in a circle in an open area at the back of the temple space, and while Ketut watched out for us, we started our work. We asked the local guardian spirits for permission to do our work and we called for the presence of the Ascended Masters who had led us to this work. We established a field of protection around ourselves and dedicated our work to the evolution of the Earth and of humanity. All of our efforts then focused on helping to shift the City of Light toward its next stage of evolution. The movement of energy began very slowly and there appeared to be considerable resistance. Individuals interpreted this in different ways, but all of these interpretations had to do with being stuck in established patterns. We received the message that it was important not to hold to preconceptions and that the work would be done through our physical bodies. What followed was a long period of processing dense energy, after which there was a very quick release of an ancient entity involved in the history of the region. The first session was over.

We drove to a nearby restaurant for a late lunch from where we could overlook the basin of the mountain’s volcanic crater that contained the beautiful Lake Batur. Even though the day was passing on, we asked our driver Ketut to take us to another Temple and this time he took us up the side of Mt. Agung to the temple Pura Pasar Agung. Now we were above the low clouds watching the light of the late afternoon stretching across the lowlands. We sat on the plateau outside the temple to begin our work. The energy seemed very light here. In fact, we recognized that the City of Light was most strongly connected to Mt. Agung. Even so, our work went very slowly. Some of the group’s perceptions were similar to the morning---density across the land that had to be processed through the body---while there was also a strong connection to Mother Earth and to the heart. Our session came to an end without any central event. In truth we were surprised that the day had not brought greater clarity. It seemed that things had been happening on many levels and so it was impossible to tie together a story out of it. Before we left the temple, we observed a ceremony being conducted by a religious elder with people from the local village. It was devote and spiritually strong, so characteristic of Bali.
Second Day---Temples of Divine Flow

The next day, we abandoned the idea of returning to the top of the mountains and instead asked Ketut to take us somewhere near by. Ketut suggested beautiful temple Pura Penataran Lempuyang on the side of the Mt. Lempuyang that was much closer to Amed. The temples of Bali reflect the warmth and humidity of their environment. They have no need of walls, only roofs to hold off the rain. We formed our circle on a raised platform that could be used by worshipers or musicians. We were glad for the light breeze that moves lightly through such high places.

Ulla and Gary both received the message that yesterday’s work was exactly what needed to be done, but that for today’s work the women would have a different role from the only man present in the ceremony. The women would work with the Earth and at the same time provide a support for Gary who would work in the higher dimensions. Their energy would be used in cooperation with the guides for purposes that varied from woman to woman and which depended on their personal role. In particular, some women would hold heart energy and others hold the space of the new 4th-dimensional human. They were a foundation, like hands forming a bowl to hold the sacred energy for the new era.

In Gary’s mind his task to be clear a sickly energy that surrounded the connection of the City to the Earth. It was mostly a mental energy reflecting a separation of thought from Divine Truth. As instructed Gary used the energy of Divine Grace to dissolve everything that was ready to leave. He was then taken up to very high dimensions where he saw the image of a beautiful crown. When he asked what meaning this symbol had at this moment, he was told it represented the spiritual achievements of the past. Gary asked what needed to be shifted and sought above it. Shortly a wave of energy from higher realms began to descend. It moved through the crown, which now dissolved in this light. The crown represented a wonderful thing, but even it had to be released in order to move into the new era. The wave continued on into the City and became focused as a beam of light in the very center. As we watched, Lord Maitreya, the leading Master for the new era, emerged from the beam in a bright light that began to emanate throughout the City. This was totally unanticipated and Gary wept with the shock and the beauty of what he witnessed. The radiance of the new light permeated everything and what was already beautiful became a thing of unimagined beauty. The day’s task was done.

After we all dropped out of trance, we shared our experiences. The intensity of the energy had shaken loose many personal issues tied to the dualities, reflections of humanity’s issues as well as the individual’s. They had to be released through the body, both for the sake of preparing humanity to transcend dualities in the new era and for the sake of the individual being a pure conduit for the work. After closing our circle we drove further up the mountain to a place where there was a sacred stream and a small temple. We cleansed ourselves with water before beginning our descent from the mountain. Far below near the coast, we visited the temple at Tirtaganga with its beautiful water gardens looking out over the ocean. On the road back to the hotel, we drove past the many people in the villages preparing for festivals that preceded the next day’s holiday. The people were constructing paper and wood statues of evil spirits. These figures would be honored and nourished before being burned in evening ceremonies in villages across the whole of Bali.

Third Day---Nyepi, Day of Silence

The staff at Dancing Dragon Cottages had alerted us long in advance that the Balinese holiday of Nyepi would occur during our visit. In one sense Nyepi is the Balinese New Year, and in another sense it is a ‘holy-day,’ a day of national silence during which there is no speaking, no cars on the road, no airplanes at the airport---no sound other than the natural world. We had planned in advance to do our group’s work this day on the hotel grounds but away from other people and near the ocean. We would hold two sessions and speak only as we needed for essential communication during the ceremony.

Our guidance was that we would all be working together in relation to the City of Light. As soon as we started, some of the issues of duality, both personal and universal, processed by woman the previous day came to the front. For example, Eva experienced the ancient split between male and female as a spear in the heart. The guides took her to the City of Light where they operated on her while she worked to get to the bottom of the pain and to heal it. During this process, she received the story of how the relationship between men and women had degraded over time to the state that we experience today. Kerstin filled in the story with a connection to the womb and worked to release the pain associated with childbirth, pain that tied the mother and child to a relationship of guilt and separation. Just as the relationship between men and women will be transformed in the new era, childbirth would become something that mother and child experienced as creative joy. Everyone in the group supported the work by staying in their heart and connecting to the new era.

Ulla and Gary were both given over to anchoring and activating a new template for the City of Light from a high-level collective consciousness. In fact, a group collective consciousness had formed in support of the Earth’s shift that we have called the Earth Collective. It seemed that this anchoring was part of a greater plan associated with Lord Maitreya. The City of Light as a whole was being shifted to a higher-dimension level. The Ascended Masters themselves needed to evolve. They would shift up to a new level just as all humanity was preparing to shift. The City of Light at Bali was to be the first City of Light fully instantiated in the New Earth. We sat for a long time as these changes took shape. Then Ulla and Gary both began connecting this revitalized City of Light to the Earth. The work of all the women had been essential in preparing the connection. They were giving birth to the new world through the release of issues taking place in their bodies. When we all came out of trace, we shared essentials of our experiences and then returned to silence. Later that afternoon we joined again by the edge of the ocean in ceremony. Our agenda had shifted from anchoring the City of Light to the clearing of the dense energy in the region around Bali. After getting started, some of the ancient history became revealed. This region was a descendent of Lemuria in which the light of Lemuria was preserved by a balance with the dark. Black magic had a strong hold on the region that was particularly evident in the lower astral realms. A great deal of dark energy had settled in the waters. The situation was sustained by the people’s everyday myths supporting the duality of structure and chaos. It became clear that our role was not about restoration of the old Lemurian ways; rather it was about releasing the power of the past to limit the future of the New Earth.

How do you shift something so massive out of duality and toward the ‘unity in diversity’ of the new era? The region’s lower astral energy was represented by a demon like those portrayed in local art. This demon told us that he could not be removed because the people liked him. We relocated the demon away in a Merkaba and cleared the lower astral realms. As Monica brought light into the Earth, Anna and Yvonne spread the light of love throughout the space. Kerstin worked to clear the second dimension, which led us to the first dimension and a connection to the core of the Earth. There we perceived a dark entity, one that lacked any power or authority. This entity was assisted through a portal to return to the higher dimensions as a healing of its own separation from God/Source. The region had been cleared but the process of bringing it into alignment with the New Earth continued. Starting with the fourth, we aligned and synchronized through the dimensions until our work was done. Evening was soon upon us. In observance of Nyepi, there would be no electric lights and no air conditioners. We prepared ourselves for bed as everything around us faded away in the faint light of twilight.

Fourth Day---Activation

Over these days we had become aware that our driver Ketut was a very devote man and that each night he had a dream about where he should take us the following day. This day he wanted to take up to Pura Ulawatu, a famous temple where the founders of Balinese Hinduism had achieved enlightenment and transcended physical form. Only after we had started the journey did we realize that we were going to the south of the Bali and that the journey would take us nearly four hours. During our drive was passed through some of those areas of Bali that are contending with modernization---fast food restaurants, pricy tourist shops. How will beautiful Bali handle these pressures? Far away from the modern congestion sat the temple on a high cliff above the ocean. From this location we could see the island of Java far off in the distance. The whole natural landscape was an inspiring sight. We found a small shelter near to the temple where we could focus on our work. Guidance told us that this day would be devoted to activation. In the first phase, the Ascended Masters established a column of light in the center of the City of Light that spread out until it encompassed the entire City. There were various personal visions of Masters in the City and on the Earth. In the next phase, Ulla and Gary began climbing up through the dimensions, but a being in the form of a dragon grabbed Ulla and tried to hold her down. Yvonne and Anna particularly worked to send the dragon light, after which it left. Ulla and Gary then worked together in the 17th dimension from where they began to bring down new templates for the upper charkas---the Heart Chakra through the Crown Chakra, also the Cosmic Portal Chakra at the top of the aura. As these new forms came into the City of Light, they were revealed as charkas for the new human being, templates for the new era. The experience of these new upper chakras had placed Ulla in a state of bliss.

After a short break we continued essentially where we had left off. Throughout the process of bringing down the templates for the new chakras, Ulla had experienced a figure of the Buddha descending through her body. This Buddha represented the energy of enlightenment. (Seems that we had come to the right temple!) Now the figure said, “You don’t want only half your body in Nirvana!” This started the process of bringing in the templates for the lower charkas---the Solar Plexus, the Sacral, the Root and the Earth Portal Chakra at the base of the aura. These new chakra energies began penetrating the Earth and moving down through the dimensions.

While this was going on, several women were experiencing heavy energies associated with various issues stuck in their lower bodies. When the new chakra energies shifted from the third into the second dimension, the circle simultaneously experienced these old heavy energies begin to release, and, as the anchoring of the new continued into the first dimension, their release continued. This was a good example of how so much of the work was carried out---simultaneously in the realms of the body and the etheric world. By the end of the day, all of the templates for the new charkas had been anchored. How all of this fit into a bigger picture was not clear until the next day.

Fifth Day---Of Heaven and Earth

After our long bus ride the previous day, we told Ketut that we were not going to travel anywhere more than an hour away! In characteristic form, he knew exactly where he wanted to take us---this time not to a temple, but to a monument to Bali’s independence from the Netherlands. We all knew that Bali had been occupied by the Japanese during World War II, but we had no idea that the Balinese along with other Indonesians had fought a war for independence from the Netherlands just when the rest of the world had stopped fighting. Nothing revealed to us the imprint of war or the suffering that the Balinese had endured. This memorial was not as high on Mt. Agung as the temple we had visited a few days earlier and the short bus ride felt like a gift. What we found here was a large concrete statue of a freedom fighter with depictions of battles set into its base. We gathered our circle on the grounds nearby.

Most members of the group experienced issues related to the first two chakras. We all became aware of the sounds of the birds and insects, sounds that became intense and healing. There was a synchronicity between our work and nature that we had not experienced before. While all this was happening, Gary was held in the very highest of dimensions for a time and then taken to the 8th dimension. In our system of numbering the dimensions, the significance of the 8th is that it is the highest dimension in which human beings have an etheric human form. Above the 8th, we are spirits with a different form. Gary worked to shift the 8th dimensional template of humanity to whatever state was needed for the new era. Ascended Masters came directly into his field and joined the work. After some period of time, the template shifted into the 9th dimension. Could this be true? Was the energetic template of humanity shifting to a higher dimension in the New Era? Then it shifted to the 10th---then the 11th, and the 12th, one slow step at a time until all settled on the 15th dimension. Unsure of what was transpiring, Gary asked what was this thing that was happening? Almost immediately he found himself in front of a spiritual Council. They said that they had expanded the energetic template for the New Human. Humanity would begin now to hold their form through 15 dimensions. The Council said that this was not simply a restoration of humans to a primordial state from which they had fallen in ancient times. We had not experienced this level of development before. Humanity was being promoted, they said. This was indeed a new era into which we were moving. The Council advised us that the new era was not the end to all our issues. For example, we had to let go of our beliefs and feelings about having failed during this era. While we moved beyond one set of issues, we faced fresh challenges in the new era. There were certainly fresh challenges in learning to live in relationship to our15-dimensional human awareness. Then the Council asked if we had questions. Who could think of what to say! In response to a question about chakras, the Council said that we had become used to thinking about chakras in a certain way. We would experience these new Chakras as very multidimensional. And when we quickly ran out of questions, the Council departed. Our work on Bali was done.It had not rained during four and a half days of work. Now it began to pour. It seemed like one more way in which nature was in harmony with our work. Everything that needed to happen had happened. We gathered our circle together once more, this time under the protective roof of a nearby shelter. Within our circle we each stated our intentions for how we would live our lives after this point. How would we each dedicate ourselves? “Each is rewarded in accordance to their commitment” was the message.

Afterthoughts on Bali

Since returning home, we have thought long and hard about carrying out our work in the presence of Bali’s great spiritual tradition. The people of Bali were the most peaceful and devote people we had encountered in all of our travels. We observe that the Ascended Masters chose Bali as the place to bring the new templates for the chakras and the new high-dimensional human form into the domain of the New Earth. This step seems very significant to us in revealing the specific shape of the New Human, a human who will maintain consciousness at least at the 4th-dimensional level. Bali appears to have a major role to play in the great transition.

The day after we finished our work, our group attended a traditional Balinese performance portraying the confrontation of Rangda and Barong. This was a short version of a ceremonial spectacle of dance and music staged by a village that would last all night. Rangda dances black magic and chaos while Barong dances light and order. Neither is ever victorious over the other, and both are needed for the equilibrium of the world. The most fundamental dualities of life are stabilized in a dynamic balance of light and dark. The performance is both a spectacle and the expression of a very ancient view of the universe.

Duality also came up as a theme in our work at Bali as our group attempted to release issues on both the personal and the universal levels. Many spiritual traditions include the teaching that energy invested in one side of a duality creates its opposite. The transcendence of dualities comes through finding the point of balance where one is no longer giving energy to one side or the other---one becomes free to move without creating opposites. And though it may appear similar, maintaining balance by feeding both sides of the duality is not necessarily transcendence; it is an investment in duality.

How does the transcendence of duality figure into the transition to the new era? We believe that the rule of duality will be replaced by the rule of unity in diversity. It is a fundamental shift in the very organization of the world, a shift that is being brought in from the higher dimensions as part of the transition to a new era. Issues will not be defined in terms of opposites as if the range of choices were arranged along a straight line connecting two dots. Rather, there will be a spectrum of possibilities like the circumference of a circle representing a rainbow of colors. In the transition of the Earth and humankind to its next stage of evolution, all humanity truly transcends dualities and moves on to the new challenges that unity in diversity will unfold.

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Besakih Temple

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Besakih Temple is the biggest Hindu temple in Bali which the local people call Pura Besakih. It owns beautiful view from the top of temple area where we can see the wide nature panorama until to the ocean so that way this temple is many visited by tourists from all over the world. Besakih Temple is located in Besakih countryside, Rendang sub district, Karangasem regency, east part of the island. It is located in southwest side bevel of mount Agung, the biggest mounts in Bali. It is because pursuant to Agung Mount confidence is holiest and highest mount in Bali Island.

Besakih Temple, The Biggest Hindu Temple in Bali

Besakih in Mythology

Besakih Temple, Mother Temple, Karangasem BaliThe Besakih's name is come from the word of Basuki, the old language from Sanskrit Wasuki, and then it become the Ancient Java Language. In this Sanskrit, the Basuki means congratulation. In mythology of Samudramanthana has mentioned that Basuki is a dragon that twines the Mount Mandara. The omission has come from tradition megalithic which had been indicated that it had to be sanctified place. It seems, the Besakih is coming from very old era which is far before the existence of Hinduism influence. Hereinafter, an Ancient Bali king of Sri Kesari Warmadewa found the Merajan Selonding Temple in this temple complex area. He also commands to build the Blanjong Monument that is located in Sanur Village. The Besakih Temple complex is built pursuant to cosmos balance. It is based on the nature conception which is disseminating the fundamental temple complex that is arranged to pursuant of the way direction. So, this building can deputize nature as symbolic of the world balance existence.

Besakih Temple in Hindu's Philosophy

As we familiarize, that the point direction way like East, South, West, North, and middle as center point and each direction is named by Mandala. In Hindu philosophy, Panca Dewata is manifestation of Siwa God. Like Penataran Agung Temple as center, we find in its courtyard conception show the solidarity conception between the original Indonesia culture namely tradition megalithic in form of Punden Berundak-undak with the Hinduism concept. The ancient omissions which is existing in Besakih Temple complex can be classified into 2 types those are omission pertained by megalithic tradition and classic era. Besakih Temple beside as the altar for Hindu people in Bali, it is also as tourist destination which is a lot of visited by tourists.

Besakih, Place to Visit in Bali

Besakih Temple is located in the plateau area which is covered by the cool atmosphere and Mount Agung as a back drop. From the top of temple building, we can see the beautiful panorama of nature from the temple area to the ocean. It is situated in cool area with the light breeze and unique temple buildings spread out in the temple complex will create the peaceful atmosphere. It is ideally for the people who did the meditation and now, the Besakih Temple is opened for tourist and it is the great place to visit in Bali.

How to locate Besakih Temple?

It is very easy to find this temple in Bali where most of the people have known it in particular the Balinese Hindu. It is about 2 hours away from Bali's International Airport by car to the east part of Bali and right located in Besakih Village, Rendang – Karangasem Regency. You may join the Besakih Temple Tour, the exciting tour package to visit the places of interest on the way to this temple

Nusa Dua Bali

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Nusa Dua Bali

Nusa Dua is an elite resort area with international five star hotels and resorts existing on the costal side in south part of Bali. It is located in Badung Regency and about 25 minutes drive from Bali's International airport. Nusa Dua with 350 ha size is the sample luxury resort area and one of best tourism places in the world. In fact, the name of Nusa Dua is coming from two small islands located in the south part of Bali Island (Nusa mean the island and Dua mean two) that is dissociated with the white sand.

Nusa Dua Bali, Tourist Places, South Bali

History Nusa Dua Bali

Nusa Dua, South Bali, Five Star HotelsNusa Dua Area is start built in year 1974,as a result from study of French consultant, SCETO ( Societe Centrale pour l'equpeent Touristique Ouetre-Mer) in the year 1970 and also feasibility study conducted by PCI (Pacific Consultants International) year 1971-1973 for financing of World Bank aid. The Indonesian Government has delivered this area management to PT. BTDC (Bali Tourism Development Corporation) which existing under the law and regulation of Republic Indonesia Government no.27 year 1972, on 12 November 1972.

Tourist Places in Bali

This area owns the most complete tourism facilities in Bali and Indonesia like five star hotels, luxury accommodations, villas, convention hall, shopping center and beautiful beaches. The five star hotels exist in this area are Club Med, Nusa Dua Beach Hotel, The Westin Resort, The Laguna Resort, Melia Bali Villas and Spa, Inna Putri Bali Hotel, The Ayodya Resort, Kayu Manis Villa, Nikko Bali Resort and Spa, The Bale Villas and Novotel Nusa Dua. There are also the sports activities are available in this are like tennis court, squash and golf course. Each hotel is completed by five star restaurant facilities, bar, pub and beach activities. Nusa Dua is an ideal place for holiday in Bali.

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Bebean: A Bean of Pigeon Pea Plus

Among the family of beans, probably pigeon pea is rarely used due to its seasonal availability at market. Balinese people call it undis and they usually plant in the backyard or embankment of rice field as intercrops. Meanwhile, the famous dish made from this pigeon pea is the younger ones or its beans cooked as vegetable with broth. Besides, it can also be made into bebean dish. In Balinese language, bebean stands for artificial fish. At least, it can be interpreted as a dish used to substitute the ones made from flesh or fish. In combination with cassava leaf and grated coconut it can be conjured up into a unique and mouth-watering dish.

Ingredients: 200g pigeon peas (soaked until expanding), 1 cup of grated coconut, 1 handful of boiled cassava leaf (cut short).
Spices: 4 cloves shallot, 4 cloves garlic, 3 small chilies, 2 large chilies, 1 slice galangal, 1 slice ginger, 1 slice turmeric, 1 slice kencur, 2 candlenuts, ½ tsp coriander, ½ tsp pepper, 1 tsp salt, 4 pcs salam leaf.
Sprinkled sambal: 2 cloves shallot, 2 cloves garlic, 2 candlenut, 1 slice kencur, 1 slice turmeric and 4 small chilies (all ingredients are ground and then stir-fried).
Other: banana leaf for wrapping, bamboo pin (semat)


  • Grind all spices and then mix together with the pigeon peas. Add salt, pepper, coriander, salam leaf (finely chopped), cassava leaf and grated coconut. Again, mix them evenly.
  • Wrap the batter above by banana leaf lengthwise and affix each end by means of bamboo pin.
  • Steam the wraps for approximately an hour. Take out and it’s ready to serve. To make garnish,sprinkle some drops of sambal.

Milkfish Soup: A Feast for the Senses

Fried fish may have become a common delicacy. It would only run good on the first bite. To make a difference, try making seafood (milkfish) soup. Other than providing a nice and delicate biting, the soup will pamper the throat and extend maximal benefit obtained from seafood. Milkfish, for instance, can be said as one of the versatile fishes because no matter how one cooks it, it remains to give the best flavor. In order to get a traditional nuance, it can be served in a natural container like coconut shell.

Ingredients: 400g milkfish flesh, 200g fish head
Spices: 1 tsp pepper powder, 2 pc salam leaf, 2 tbsp squeeze of lime, 1 tsp vinegar, 1 pc leek, 1 tsp salt, 3 cloves garlic (bruised), and 3 slices ginger (bruised).
Other: 1 tbsp fried shallot


  • Cleanse the milkfish, cut and sow with the squeeze of lime. Take aside for some 30 minutes.
  • Make fish broth by fish head with some 500ml of water by boiling it for some 20 minutes. Take out when it has cooked. Separate the broth from the fish head.· Put the fish broth into the frying pan. Add garlic, ginger, salt, milkfish, salam leaf, vinegar, pepper and slices of leek leaf. Optionally, it may be added with MSG. It would be cooked within 15 minutes.
  • Take out and sprinkle with fried shallot. It would be advisable to serve while it remains warm.

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Bali Kite Festival

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Bebean (fish-shaped) kites flown at the Bali Kite Festival

The Bali Kite Festival is an annual international kite festival held in July in Padang Galak area, Sanur Beach, Bali. Traditional giant kites (4 meters in width and almost 10 meters in length) are made and flown competitively by teams from the villages (banjar) of Denpasar. The event is a seasonal religious festival intended to send a message to the Hindu Gods to create abundant crops and harvests.

Bebean (fish-shaped), Janggan (bird-shaped) and Pecukan (leaf-shaped) are three traditional kites flown during this kite festival. The kites are flown by teams of 10 or more adult kitefliers. The Bebean is the largest kite, and looks like a broad-mouthed, split-tailed fish. The Janggan form has a broad flowing cloth tail that can reach more than 100 meters in length. The Pecukan requires the most skill to fly, as its unstable form often tumbles towards the ground. Red, white and black are traditional colours used in the kite's designs. Each type of traditional kite has its own competition, with heats of 10 teams vying for the best launch and longest flight. Sometimes the kites come down over the adjacent rice paddies, and the team members have to dash through the paddy to rescue the kite before it lands in the water.

A competition is also held for 'New Creation' kites which may include detailed three dimensional figures representing the Hindu Gods or sponsorship kites. Traditional and new creation kites are constructed from bamboo and cotton cloth.

In the dry season of June through August, the winds blow continually from east to west in most of Indonesia. Balinese children and adults fly kites in the vacant rice paddies during this period.

A gamelan orchestra plays music throughout the festival. The festival attracts many tourists and international kitefliers, along with many local spectators

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Kintamani is the most favorite tourist destinations in Bali with the active volcano of mount Batur and beautiful lake. Kintamani is surrounded by the captivating nature and there are six ancient villages around cauldron of Batur Lake which is often conceived by Bali Age Village. The local people from these Bali Age villages own the unique cultures, houses and life style. Kintamani Area is consisted of some Villages those are Kedisan Village , Buahan, Abang, Trunyan, Songan, South Batur, Middle Batur, North Batur, Sukawana and Kintamani Village . The total of resident in these area are about 15 thousand who are mostly working as farmer, merchant, or work at industrial tourism.

Kintamani, Batur Lake, Volcano, Places of interest in Bali

Kintamani Volcano and Batur Lake

Kintamani Volcano, Batur Lake, Batur MountMount Batur is located at Kintamani and it has erupted about 24 times since year 1800 and still active up to now. Since the mount erupting, it has impacted to the local society life around this mount, like removing altar (Temple), improve or repairing the village and re-arrange the tradition. Lake Batur is the biggest lake in Bali and functioning as irrigation source to all farmers around it and it is also for all Bali society generally. Kintamani area has been founded some lodging, hotels and restaurants which are located in Kintamani and Penelokan Village. It is a famous tourist place because Kintamani area owns the beautiful panorama and it is encircled by the cold atmosphere.

Kintamani is a Place to Visit in Bali

Kintamani is beautifully seen at the day time around 10:00 am until 15:00 pm especially having fine weather where entire Kintamani area will be able to be seen clearly. Generally, all tourists who pay a visit to this place will arrive in the day time where they can enjoy the panorama or enjoy the lunch in the local restaurant with lake view. Mostly restaurants at Kintamani generally own very beautiful view where tourist merging into their lunch in this restaurant and meanwhile enjoy the panorama.


Kintamani Bali, Batur Volcano, Places to visit in BaliKintamani is located in Kintamani sub district, Bangli Regency and about 50 km from Denpasar Town or about 2 hours by car. All roads are generally in good condition to access to this place. The fog will descend and blanket entire area of Kintamani with cold temperature in particular at late afternoon until the whole of night. The most amazing panorama at Kintamani can be seen in the morning time, when the sunrise emerges on the surface of earth precisely on the mount Batur

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