What is Barong ?
Barong is a character in Balinese mythology. He is the king of the spirits and symbolizes goodness. He is an enemy of Rangda in the Balinese mythology. Banas Pati Rajah is the spirit that accompany a child in his life. Banas Pati Rajah is believed to be the spirit that drives the Barong. As a protective spirit,… (more…)
The renowned hotels from the world over are famed because of their most luxurious accommodation services at very affordable rates. The deals are irresistible. Traveling can be quite an expensive hobby. There are many things to consider in your budget, like airfares or other cost of transportation, tour fees, entrance tickets, pocket money, and of course temporary lodging during you stay. Good thing that there are (more…)
Hari Pagerwesi, one of Hindu Bali sacred day.
Your Vocab: hari = day.
Besides hari Nyepi, the Balinese are also implementing hari Pagerwesi which falls every 210 days or every 6 months in the Hindu calendar. Hari Raya Pagerwesi has meaning as a feast for all common people and clergy. The goal is to enclose the purification of the soul in order to be able to receive the glory and the blessing of God the Creator.
Pagerwesi word meaning a fence made of iron. Literally, it symbolizes everything that is fenced will look sturdy and strong. A property that is protected by iron fence must be of a high value so as to eliminate destructive interference. Pagerwesi ceremony is unique as it is being held in the middle of the night, addressed to the Panca Maha Bhuta representing the five elements of human comprising of earth, water, wind, fire and space. After the ceremonial then usually Samadhi Yoga is implemented which is to reconcile soul and mind as a way to resist evil desire. The best way to experience Hari Pagerwesi is by socializing yourself in the public hence you can feel the sacred atmosphere and the uniqueness of the ceremony.
Legong dance in Bali cultural treasures belonging to the type of classical dance since the beginning of its development stems from the royal palace in Bali. The dance was once only enjoyed by the noble families in their neighborhood that is in the palace as an entertainment. The dancers who have been appointed to… (more…)
Holiday villas in Bali have become a popular alternative to Hotels and B&BS for tourists going on holiday. Advantages include greater privacy, the opportunity to cater for oneself, a more homely feel, more space and better value for money for groups and families. With so many opportunities to rent holiday accommodation in location like Seminyak, Jimbaran, Canggu and Ubud, dont forget Sanur also (more…)
Sharm El Sheikh is an Egyptian city set on the southern tip of Sinai Peninsula. Sharm El Sheikh is the administrative hub of Egypt’s Southern Sinai Province. It is also called “The city of peace” as a large number of International peace conferences have been held here. At the same time, Sharm El Sheikh is equally recognized as one of the top tourist destinations of the world. Apart from spectacular attractions, it is (more…)
Bali is one of the most beautiful islands on earth with its natural beauty and smiling people. The culture and religion, steeped in centuries of tradition, plays a major role in the everyday life of the Balinese.
Another feature of Bali are the endless Bungalow accomodations that are available.
What is a Bali Bungalow?
It is an accomodation designed in Balinese traditional architecture. The word “bungalow” comes from the Indian word bangla, which, in the 19th century, referred to houses built in the Bengal style. Bangla were thatched roof cottages that had low roofs and porches built around them.They will always be either completely detached or semi-detached. Bali bungalows are built in the Bali style with (more…)
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Anak Agung Bagus Sutedja
First Governor of Bali
Anak Agung Bagus Sutedja (1923 – 1966) was the first Governor of Bali, appointed by former President Sukarno in 1958 when Bali became a province. Sutedja was the son of the last King of Jembrana, Anak Agung Bagus Negara.
First served in 1950 to 1958, appointed by decision of the Board of the Regional Government as the executive leader of Bali. While the Regional Representatives Council aka DPRDS replaces the Paruman Agung* (more…)