The traditional Bali village community is overseen by the Banjar. This is a traditional town council and has all male government. Each married male represents their family at this particular council, which meets near the temple village or pura desa at the Banjar pavilion. This meeting happens twice a month. The Banjar dispense laws traditionally as well as select dates for events that are religious events. They also oversee the sale of land, allocate maintenance of the temple, receive money ...Continue Reading →
Although there is an economic slump in most places in the world and savvy investors respect the fact that many real estate markets are overvalued, Bali represents a market that comparatively, is greatly undervalued. This is why land prices continue to go from strength to strength and is accompanied by record tourist levels.
Location, location, location as the saying goes is the key to any land or property investment and with fantastic views, and investment pouring into the local area, you ...Continue Reading →
Mt. Agung or Gunung Agung in Bali is an active volcano which is also the highest point on the island of Bali, Indonesia. It is believed, by the Balinese, to be a replica of Mt. Meru a holy mountain in Hindu as well as Buddhist cosmology. Legend has it that Mt. Agung is a part of Meru that was brought by the earliest Hindus to Bali. On the slopes of the mountain also lies Bali’s stunning Besakih Temple.
Mt. Agung’s last ...Continue Reading →
Although it is only one of 17,000 islands that make up the island chain of Indonesia, Bali is no doubt the most popular among tourists. People adore the island for is pristine landscape, stunning scenery, and white sandy beaches. When you decide to book a trip to Bali you will experience some of the best locations for snorkeling and surfing as well as top-notch accommodations.
As you travel throughout Bali, you will definitely understand why many people come back to it. ...Continue Reading →
- 1. Elephant Safari Park, Taro
You can enjoy an amazing elephant sanctuary with spectacular gardens. It is your choice whether you want to learn more about elephants, go elephant riding around the park, spend the entire day there or stay in the hotel. You can also find a restaurant located near a gift shop providing all kinds of elephant souvenirs, plus you will be able to have a view of the lake there. If you want to have more fun, ...Continue Reading →
The world is a global place and with varied interests and beliefs. Some of us party on December 31st in full throttle to bring in the New Year while others celebrate in silence. The Balinese New Year is called Nyepi, which is a day of silence. This custom is regarded by all citizens of the island nation to bring in the New Year. The calendar systems used by the Balinese for religious purposes is indeed much different from the Gregorian ...Continue Reading →
Many centuries Before Christ, the Aryans lived as shepherds and farmers north of the Himalayan Mountains. Because of three large population movements they also spread over a large part of Asia and Europe. A portion went to the West and became the ancestors of the Persians while others migrated to the south, through the plains from Afghanistan to Indonesia. In this country the immigrant population of the Aryans moved freely undisturbed while in the countries of the ancient India, other ...Continue Reading →
The Indonesian island of Bali is very popular among tourists from all countries. The pleasant climate, friendly people and beautiful scenery are main reasons why so many people love the place however Bali also has much to offer on a cultural level. In contrary to the predominantly Muslim population of Indonesia, the largest part of the Balinese population is Hindu. Influences of this religion are found throughout the island. One of the best examples of this influence can be found ...Continue Reading →
Dutch East Indies is the name of a Dutch colony, which comprised the area now known as Indonesia. The colony was created after the dissolution of the VOC in 1798. The VOC was a trading company that several islands, regions and cities in Southeast Asia in his possession. VOC from these countries traded mainly in spices such as nutmeg, mace, cloves and cinnamon, but later also manufactured rubber and tobacco. Due to fierce competition from the British and the French ...Continue Reading →
One of the best places in Bali to see, the Tanah Lot temple in Bali is known for its mystical self and called the baby of the seas. Located on the beautiful fringes of Beraban, Tabanan Regency in Kediri and around thirty kilometers from Denpasar, one must visit the Tanah Lot temple in Bali. One of the hotspots for tourists from all across the globe, the temple offers the human eye a treat of the wonderful sunsets, every evening. Don’t ...Continue Reading →