Posted by: balimegacultures | November 18, 2011

Bali Map

BALI MAP.

DENPASAR.

Denpasar City is a city on the island of Bali and at once became the capital of Bali province, Indonesia.

The growth of the tourism industry on the island of Bali Denpasar pushed into the center of business activity, and put this city as an area that has a per capita income and high growth in the province of Bali. [3] The Government will prepare the three cities of Medan, Denpasar and Makassar as a metropolitan city new. Spatial three towns included in the National Spatial Plan.

MANGUPURA.

Badung Regency is a county located in the province of Bali, Indonesia. This area also includes the Kuta and Nusa Dua is a famous tourist attraction. Its capital was in Mangupura, formerly located in Denpasar [4]. In 1999 there was great unrest in which the Office of Regent of Badung in Denpasar was burned to the ground.Badung regency bordering Buleleng in the north, west and Tabanan regency Bangli, Gianyar and Denpasar city in the east.

TABANAN.

Tabanan is a district in the province of Bali, Indonesia, located approximately 35 miles to the west of the city of Denpasar. Tabanan regency bordering Buleleng in the north, Badung regency in the east, Ocean Indonesia in the south and west Jembrana. Area of ​​Tabanan is 839.33 km ² (14.90% of the province of Bali).

NEGARA.
Jembrana District is a district that is located at the western tip of Bali island, Indonesia. Its capital was in the State.
there are many interesting place here like:
Pura Rambut Siwi
Pura Jati
Pura Majapahit
Pantai Baluk Rening
Pantai Delod Berawah
Perancak
Taman Nasional Bali Barat
Bendungan Palasari
Pantai Medewi

GIANYAR.
Gianyar Regency is a district in the province of Bali, Indonesia. This area is the cultural center of carving in Bali. Gianyar bordering the southwest city of Denpasar, Badung regency in the west, Bangli district in the east and southeast Klungkung.

BANGLI.
Bangli District is a district that is located in the province of Bali, Indonesia. Bangli District is the only district in Bali that has no beach. [3] Bangli Buleleng District bordering on the north, Klungkung and Karangasem district in the east, and Klungkung regency, Gianyar in Badung and Gianyar south and west.

In 2004, Bangli have an area of 520.81 km ². Its population amounted to 197,210 souls. Tourist attraction in this area include lake Kintamani. Its capital was in Bangli.

SEMARAPURA.
Klungkung is the smallest district in the province of Bali, Indonesia. Its capital was in Semarapura. Klungkung bordering Bangli District in the north, east Karangasem regency, Gianyar regency in the west and the Indian Ocean to the south.

A third region Klungkung (112.16 km ²) located between the islands of Bali and two-thirds (202.84 km ²) again is an archipelago, namely Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan.

AMLAPURA.
Karangasem regency or Karang Asem is a county located in the province of Bali, Indonesia. Its capital was in Amlapura. In this district lies the biggest temple in Bali, Pura Besakih.

SINGARAJA.
Buleleng is a district in Buleleng district, province of Bali, Indonesia. And there is a village named Alasangker directly adjacent to districts that have 4 pieces Sukasada hamlets namely hamlet Alasangker, Tenaon, Pendem and Juuk Sweet.

Pura village located in the hamlet Tenaon, as well as the village head’s office.

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Posted by: balimegacultures | November 8, 2011

Memukur

The Last journey to Immortality
medeang.

Posted by: balimegacultures | November 3, 2011

Island Komodo

World heritage site.

Komodo is one of the 17,508 islands that make up the Republic of Indonesia. The island has a surface area of 390 km² and over 2000 inhabitants. The inhabitants of the island are descendants of former convicts who were exiled to the island and who have mixed themselves with the Bugis from Sulawesi. The population are primarily adherents of Islam but there are also Christian and Hindu minorities.

Komodo is part of the Lesser Sunda chain of islands and forms part of the Komodo National Park. Particularly notable here is the native Komodo dragon. In addition, the island is a popular destination for diving. Administratively, it is part of the East Nusa Tenggara province.

Komodo lies between the substantially larger neighboring islands Sumbawa to the west and Flores to the east.
The island is famous not only for its heritage of convicts but also for the unique fauna which roam it. The Komodo dragon, the world’s largest living lizard, takes its name from the island. A type of monitor lizard, it inhabits Komodo and some of the smaller surrounding islands, as well as part of western Flores.

balimegacultures support island Komodo as world heritage site

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Posted by: balimegacultures | October 19, 2011

Traditional Balinese irrigation system.

Subak Bali.

Bali knowing as a place with unique culture, tradition and place with green-green filed yard source of fresh air and magnificent view of nature. As a result of those interesting land many tourist came to Bali to having a holiday and to know more about Balinese culture, tradition and nature. With 60 percent of this land are cover by nature and plantation and mostly cultivated with field yard make this land rich of green-green filed yard views.

Mostly of Balinese, people who are live in village automatically work in filed yard as a farmer and cowing their cow. Being farmer is purpose to fulfill their life need so daily they spend their time to cultivate their own filed yard or somebody land with called nandu which the benefit is divide 60 for the owner of the land and 40 percent for person who nandu the land. Beside cultivate the filed yard they also has cow as farm animal, they has two benefit from farming cow fist it can be sol it and the second is they use cow for cultivate the field yard. In order maintaining the farmer filed yard to Balinese people has traditional irrigation organization which call Subak

The organization of subak.
In Bali there are traditional irrigation system which knowing as subak which function to arranging the water divide in the field yard each of the farmer and to avoiding all the problem which connected to irrigation system of the field yard. Subak is a traditional irrigation system in Bali which basically responsible to handling the water divide between each the farmer in the field yard. Subak has the structure and official member, which came from the farmer in the same area. Subak is headed by some one which call pekaseh and petajuh, penyarikan penengen which is each of them is function being the vice of the pekaseh with directly order to farmer official member. The subak is responsible to their member fair and independent which giving the benefit to all its member.

In arrange of divide water in the field yard can be divide into two season first it called Kerta Masa or in English language harvest season which every farmer has a great harvest usually this season is haven one in a years precisely in rain season, and the second one is megadon this season means that only few farmer can be harvest rise it caused by the dry season and other is cultivate their land with vegetable mushroom and other which didn’t need much water.

Now some of Balinese people are keep stay to survival being farmer and keep make the land still green-green with filed yard that result in to many benefits from the rise and also from tourism. There are many places in Bali which still surrounding by field yard like ubud, tabanan, krobokan even now some villa are build near to the filed yard to more close to the nature and fresh air with the beautiful view and beside that subak and farmer has giving great role in side it.

Posted by: balimegacultures | October 19, 2011

Lovina

The Lovina blue ocean beach at Buleleng.

Balinese island a small place with many interesting thing to be seeing and enjoyed. One of the interesting thing that hunting by the tourist is Balinese beach where there are many beach in Bali where providing spectacular blue ocean views with white sand great surf for those who might love to sport water activities. There many famous beach which all ready knowing to all over the world like Sanur, Kuta Brawa, Pantai Lebih, Jimbaran, Dreamland, Lovina and many other which each of them has they own characteristic sand and panorama.

Some of regency in Bali has magnificent place and beach which some of them has they own unique. Buleleng regency is one of Balinese island which has they own beach which all ready knowing to all over the world as tourism destination because it beautiful sound of nature, the surf, the views and the calm. Lovina beach is famous beach in Buleleng regency which providing the calmness surrounding it beach.

The calmness of Lovina surf.
The Lovina Beach a beautiful beach that located at Buleleng regency, Pemaron district about 15 km from Singaraja town formally this place is including to Kalibukbuk tourism area these tourism object is located in north of Balinese island it about 2 hour drive from Denpasar and it about 1 hour drive from Tabanan regency. It difference with some beach in Bali, Lovina it self has it own way to spoil our holiday. Along the edge of this beach lay park many small traditional boat which called “Jukung”.

The calm surf of Lovina beach and fresh water make some species fish chose this places as they own habitat like dolphin which make this place is popular to see dolphin attraction. This beach is difference with Sanur and Kuta beach which mostly of it is fulfill by water sport, art shop and many other tourism business activities but here is quite difference where the calm of nature surrounding this places, the surf and the fresh air giving more private for our great holiday in Bali.

Beside beautiful panorama and dolphin attraction, Lovina beach also has a great view under the sea where it presented a magnificent view under the sea it good for those who might love to snorkeling or diving. Many unique lives under the sea and variety of species fish and many corals fro those who never diving before there are many diving instructors will help and guide you along diving to enjoyed the magnificent under water lives of Lovina beach and even you will giving the diving certificate when you are finished diving here.

There many accommodation, facilities that has providing by the government from cottages, small motel, resort, until villas a places for stay and many restaurant and café a place for lunch or romantic diner, so tourist do need worry about it all the needed is providing here while spend great holiday in Lovina beach.

Posted by: balimegacultures | October 19, 2011

Beratan Lake

magnificent panorama of Bratan Lake.

In Bali there are many magnificent places with surrounding in each of the Balinese angle with fresh air and natural nature giving a big contribution of this beautiful island beside it unique tradition and culture. Bali is small place which geographies is located in the center side between Javanese and Lombok island. Because it own unique characteristic these place is all ready knowing to the entries countries in all over the world.

Natural nature of Bali is still keeping well and green-green field yard about 60% are covered this land. One of is interesting place which providing a beautiful view, fresh air and natural nature is lake with mounting surrounding it.

There many beautiful lakes in Bali which spread out in mounting are in Bali like tamblingang, batur buyan, and beratan. Beratan lake is one of many beautiful lake in Bali which providing magnificent panorama. Beratan lake is located at Singaraja Buleleng regency near to the Bedugul park at Baturiti tabanan regency. This places are located lay down between denpasar and singaraja destination. Beratan Lake is providing a magnificent of panorama, natural, fresh air and water suplay for the people surrounding it to irrigating their field yard and in the center of Beratan lake there are small temple named Pura Ulun Danu.

Pura Ulun Danu at Beratan lake.
Beratan lake is one as Balinese lake where it famous to all over the world as best lake tourism object to visited which it beautiful panorama colt water and fresh air in each year this place are much visited by tourist. There are on thing that make this places is difersnt with any lake in bali and has it own characteristic is caused in the center of it lake there are small tample which name Pura Ulun Danu Beratan.

This tample is stand in the center of the lake of beratan so if we want to visit the temple we must goes by a small boat or in Balinese language t called ‘Jukung”. The name of Pura Ulun Danu Beratan is came from the mounting Beratan which Balinese people Belive that mounting is a good of fertility where it give a live for the people, Ulun means head Danu means lake or river and Beratan is taken form mounting Beratan or goodness. So Pura Ulun Danu Beratan means temples of god center of water suplay of fertility. The philosophies of this temple is to thanks to good where it giving a live by providing water supply for the people in form of lake. Lake Beratan also believe as the of lingga-yoni male and female which we can see male is symbol of mounting Beratan and female is came from lake Beratan for Balinese people this is the symbol of fertility, balance of harmonies positive and negative.

Beratan Lake is one of magnificent places in Bali where providing fresh air and water supply with magnificent panorama of green-green nature and lake. There are many accommodation and facility that has build in supporting the tourism object in Beratan lake even thought there are many hotel, cottages, villas restaurant near to this magnificent

Posted by: balimegacultures | October 19, 2011

Bali Bird Park.

The paradise of birds
The sound of nature, the fresh water blowing the spirit of soul when the balances are keep inside to the harmony. Bali the paradise island which hundred temples in every corner of this places and big kindness smile from it people will welcoming to spend your great holiday in this small magnificent places. There many interesting here that can make your holiday unforgotten for ever and never, enjoyed the great service in luxury villas or cottages in Sanur, Seminyak, Legian Canggu Ubud and many other area in Bali and feel the sensation like your own home sweet home.

There many interesting places in Bali like in Ubud area, the places where the art are covered this town and nature are keep green this the paradise of art where mostly the painter and sculptor art are born here. One of tourism object in Ubud which famous as the paradise of bird is Bali bird park.

The magnificent bird’s attraction.
Bali Bird Park is a conservation bird habitat that located in Gianyar regency only 15 km from center of Denpasar town. The Bali Bird Park is accommodates an amazing display of flora with more then 2000 tropical plants including 50 varieties of palms alone and attracting numerous butterflies. This is a prove that Bali is take a hand in order to take to the environment especially in plantation and birds species.

Bali Bird Park, purpose in order to safe and reproduction any kind of scarce bird specie in Indonesia and Africa. This park is containing about 1000 species plantation and more that 2000 difference species which each of them are in scarce condition. This park is about 5 hectare wide and it takes care by training employment. The tourist no need worry about where should lunch while enjoyed the beautiful park with surrounding with the melodious voice of hundred species of bird in this park is providing a restaurant with delicious menu.

Before entering the park the tourist should by the an ticket which the amount for adult US $ 21.5 + 10 % Service charge and child US $ 10.5 + 10 % service charge. The Bali bird park including to the restaurant is open from 09.00 a.m until 17:30 p.m daily. Except on Nyepi day or silence day (Balinese New Year). There are something special here that extract much intention for the tourist the birds attraction. This attraction is presented in the noonday at 12 o’clock in a open area where the bird done the attraction to get the food and even the tourist is invited by the instructor to take a part in the attraction where the food is putted on the head of the audience an the eagle strike it on.

Bali Bird Park is something that teach us to survive the environments surrounding us, to let us to be more close to the nature and take a deep breath. There are many accommodation and facilities in the way to support this tourism object where spread in Ubud area there many choice of villas and cottages which providing for the guest who might want to be clause with the nature along their journey in the Island of the god.

Posted by: balimegacultures | September 27, 2011

The Tradition of Mapantigan.

Balinese traditional wersling.

Bali island smalls island with unique it self where the harmonies between human, nature tradition and art are union in one to support each other and build the harmonization in life. Bali knows well with its tourism object and the fresh magnificent it own nature forest view. This small island hide many unique deep inside just like an old aphorism “book without having end” this world seem suitable for Bali. Each season there many tourist are came visited Bali, each of them has same opinion about Bali “The Paradise Island” that they called.

There is art festival that usually presented in every year in Bali that followed by each of regency in Bali and present their culture, art and tradition. These art festivals are performance about any kind of art in Bali.

from many uniqe tradition in bali there are one of the Balinese art ceremonial events namely Mapantigan which came from the Balinese language “Pantig” or in English language knock down. The Mepantingan originally presented by Sibang vilage the teretories of Badung regency, usually this traditional championship is presented to celebrated the harvest season in filled yard, all the farmer in happiness price to their good (Ida Sang Hyang Widi Wasa) for the blazing their harvest season. This event has great philosophies where keep hide deep in side it, where the Balinese people is reminded to keep their ancestor land in every single way and if needed they will fight until dead “Pantig” to keep they land the Balinese land.
Knock down the enemy “pantigan”.

Pantig nas ne or in english language “just knock him down” this word always says by the Balinese people along the Mapantigan traditional championship. This even is presented at the field or in the yard, in every harvest season, this event is done by two men just wearing bebuletan (sarung) fight try to knock down each other while the audiences giving sported by yelling the word “pantig, pantigan nas ne”. This sport also has a rule first that two men wresting try knock down each other “patigan” each side is prohibited to hitting, kicking, and elbowed and this game is lead by one referee which his duty is to control the game, two judge which it duty for decide who is the winner at the Mapantigan game, the event also accompanied with a music instrument sound from Gambelan Gambuh the traditional Balinese musical instrument as a attachment for the player.

The Mapantigan traditional Balinese championship is sportive game this is reflection of the Balinese people soul where they keeping the spirit living harmonies in one unity. Hope that the Balinese people always keep their traditional principle just like the deep side Philosophies of The Mapantigan Balinese traditional Championship wrestling.

Posted by: balimegacultures | September 25, 2011

bali event, the tradition war of tipat bantal at kapal Bali.

The symbol of fertilizes of life.

Bali know well with its tourism object and the fresh magnificent it own nature forest view. This small island hide many unique deep inside just like an old aphorism “ book without having end” this world seem suitable for Bali. every day we will find different and new which never ending to find more interesting and unique. This small island has already visited for thousand visitor in every year from all the part of the world.

As favorites tourism object in the world Bali not forget for it function to develop the culture and tradition. Balinese people are a society that live for dedicate their work and live to Yadnya of the almighty god Ida Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa which has give them spirit, fertilized and live. As Balinese people, done Yadnya is same like done a hundred kind and dharma, so every action is begin with ceremonies. In bali every day is has it special and for it special there are some upakara that must be done.

There are many traditions on the island of Bali which first of all its territory is agricultural land, agricultural land even though now has begun to diminish and the switching function as residential land and villa. but in how many areas are still to deploy and maintain the tradition farmer, such as delinquent in the district Badung precisely in the kapal village. farming tradition is still familiar in the lives of their citizens and each end of the year in the rice harvest season, farmers held an event called war tradition tipat bantal.

tipat war procession carried two resistant cushions. a war carried out about 15 minutes in the middle of the temple Jaba Dese by some people with bare-chested men. in the procession this society is divided into two groups. each group in the Arm with tipat  bantal. they were throwing pillows tipat and others. one resident to bring a mat that is brought as a base to get a source seed of life from the throw pillows on ketipat appropriately.

The History tradition tipat bantal war.
origins of the tradition of pillow tipat war is described in ancient historical records of lontar. one of them, rah Hit ejection Pengagon villagers belonging to one ship, Ketut Sudarsana told KI Kebo iwa will restore a temple in the village board does not tell us how did he restore that candi. at one time the village experienced famine ship crops and Ki Kebo Iwa pleading presented to Sang Hyang Widi I da meditation manner, in semadhi he get word to deliver to cushion the tipat energize symbol of men and women to give birth to this tradition is the lifeblood of any implemented to date.

Posted by: balimegacultures | September 21, 2011

Bali Prewedding Photography.

These are few examples of prewedding photography.

his picture token with camera Canon, the bride itself directly show the places where they want to do the photo prewedding.

this is the sample picture that has been taken by Ida Bagus Advaita, if you have any request for style of your wedding photo please contact us.

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