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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Bali International Airport closed for Nyepi

Those planning to travel to the fabled island of Bali towards the end of March, please note that the entire island will come to a complete standstill for the Balinese New Year of Nyepi which this year falls on Thursday, 7th March 2019. To allow all to follow the prescribed rituals, all traffic all over Bali will come to a complete halt. No planes will be allowed to land or take off for 24 hours. All shops are closed and no one is allowed on the beach or on the streets.

Nyepi is the ritual of the Hindus of Bali to welcome the New Year based on the traditional Saka Calendar. For, contrary to other cultures that celebrate New Year with vivacious festivities, the pinnacle of Balinese New Year is a day of complete Silence. Hence the name Nyepi, meaning “to keep silent” in the local language, which falls on the day following the dark moon of the spring equinox. Nyepi is a day fully dedicated to connect oneself more closely with God (Hyang Widi Wasa) through prayers and at the same time as a day of self introspection to decide on values, such as humanity, love, patience, kindness, and others, that should be kept forever.

As a day reserved for self-reflection anything that may interfere with that purpose is strictly prohibited. Nyepi mandates a day of absolute quiet, based on the four precepts of Catur Brata:
• Amati Geni: Prohibiting the lighting of fires, the use of lighting or satisfying pleasurable human appetites.

• Amati Karya: Prohibiting all forms of physical work other than those dedicated to spiritual cleansing and renewal.

• Amati Lelungan: Prohibiting movement or travel; requiring people to stay within their homes.

• Amati Lelangunan: Prohibiting all forms of entertainment, recreations or general merrymaking.

Ogoh-Ogoh Parade
Ogoh-Ogoh are giant puppets made in the form of mytological Balinese demons.On the eve before Nyepi Day they are paraded on the streets of Bali to purify the island from spritual pollutants and ward off evil spirits.The best spots to view the parade inlud Taamn Satria Gatokaca in Tuban,Bemo Corner in Kuta,,Puputan badung in Denpasar,By pass & Danau Buyan intersection in Snaur,By pass & campus Unud Intersection in Jimbaran and By pass & Gopala inntersection in Nusa Dua.

The sudden silence comes after the eve of noisy festivities on the beaches of Kuta, Sanur, Nusa Dua, Seminyak and others with parades of giant puppets called “ogoh-ogoh” accompanied by clanging gongs and other percussion instruments. At the end of the festival the ogoh-ogoh are torched and are totally engulfed in flames.

Although Nyepi is primarily a Hindu holiday, non-Hindu residents of Bali observe the day of silence as well, out of respect for their fellow citizens. Even tourists are not exempt; although free to do as they wish inside their hotels, no one is allowed on the beaches or streets, and the airport remains closed for the entire day. The only exceptions granted are for emergency vehicles carrying those with life-threatening conditions and women about to give birth. There will be local watchmen known as pecalang to ascertain that this rule is obeyed. At night, all lights will have to be turned off. Hotels will close all curtains that no ray of light shines to the outside. All sound and music indoors should be held to its lowest volume.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Gede Bali Driver: Rice Paddy

Gede Bali Driver: Rice Paddy: Rice is very important aspect of Balinese life,dominating not only the country side with its luminous green terraced fields but also the ...

Rice Paddy


Rice is very important aspect of Balinese life,dominating not only the country side with its luminous green terraced fields but also the relegion and culture of Bali.It is the major crop and also the main diet of the Balinese people.In the history of pre-mechanized agriculture few societies have ever achieved the high levels of productivity characterized by wet rice farming in Bali.It appears that four factors are central to their succes as rice farmers.

These include :

  • The fertility of the volcanic soil
  • A high complex techology and corresponding knowledge which allows the balinese to make maximal use of environmental systems and resourse.
  • An organizational system (subak) capable of co-coordinating use of man Power and resourse.
  • A genetic strains of rice selected over thousands of years for their diseases Resistance,productivity and beauty.


About The Rice
Rice cultivation has shaped the social landscape-the intricate organization necessary fro growing rice is a large factor in the strength of Bali's community life.Rice cultivation has also changed the environmental landscape-terraced rice fields trip down hillsides like steps for a giant,in the shade of gold,browm and green.

There are four words for rice namely"

  • Padi is the growing rice plant (hence paddy fields )
  • Gabah is rice after harvesting
  • Beras is uncoooked grain
  • Nasi is cooked rice
  • As in nasi goreng( fried rice ) and nasi putih(plain rice).A rice fields is called sawah.The whole rice field has a farmer organization called "Subak"


The Subak as an organization of the farmers wet rice agriculture,especially as practiced in bali,is far too complex and requires too much regulations,particularly in coordinating use of irrigation systems,for one farmer to practice alone or even in conjunction with a few others.Consequently,a highly specialized farm of agricultural association has evolved over the centuries in Bali to coordinate the maximal usage of the environment for the growing of the wet rice.These irrigation cooperative,known as "Subak " are responsible fro the allocation of water resoureces and maintenance of irrigation networks,for coordinating planting,and for insuring that all religious rituals to insure good harvests are performed. 

Subak organization areusually comprised of all individuals owning land irrigated by a singles dam and major canal
The Process of Growing the Rice.The water from  a single subak dam may be divided into dozens and even hundreds of channels to irrigate to terraced sawah.In determining the many issues involved in wet rice cultivation ( when to plant,who is responsible fro cleaning and guarding canals,regulation water flew,etc)gropu votes are taken.Each subak members has one vote regardless of the size of his holding.Generally,all Subak leaders are elected by group decesion.Thus,for the entire peasant farmer's expertise in using  his environment fro wet rice,withour the subak to coordinate activities its unlikely that the Sawah Sytem could ever reached its current level of pervasiveness efficiency and productivity.
Subak in bali doest not belong to the Banjar and has its own leader .The people who become the Subak members are not always the same people who become the Banjar members.The Subak members are the owners or the people who work on the rice field that getting the water irrigation from the dams regulated by a subak organization.Not all the subak members live in the same Banjar.On the hand,there could be a Banjar member who has many rice fields in different areas and get the water irrigation from the dams organized by several Subaks.Therefore this Banjar member will join himselfin all of the Subak where his rice fields are located.

Subak irrigation system beside as an appropriate technological system,but as a cultural system as well.This phenomenin indicate thar basically subak irrigation.

Planting of the Seeds
Bundles of the rice shoots over then brought from adjacent nurseries where the seed has been sproutd.Without the aid of strings or measuring devices each sedling is precisely placed next to its neighbors,neither too close nor too distant.

History of the Traditional Rice Field
Wet rice agriculture (Sawah )in the nexus of Balinese low-land economy.This is hardy a new development.Wet rice (Huma) is mentioned in teh earliest knowm old Balinese inscription (prasasti) dated 882AD.It seem quite likely that the origin of "sawah "cultibation on Bali dates back to the beginning of the first millennium or earlier.The development of the wet rice agriculture was fostered by the abundance of water and fertile oil,and this fertility of the land has long been evoked as an explanation for Bali proddigious fields.Still,even the most fertile fields would have been exhausted after hunderss of years of used bad it not been for the Balinese farmer's ability to prepare and replenish the nutrients of the soil.

Description of wet rice farming preparatin of the soil;
Traditional fertilizer relies primarily on ash decaying organic matters,and cow manure.Peasant families have traditionally own one or more cows fro fertilizer production.The preparation of the soil is crucial in traditional methods of wet rice agriculture.After each harvest unusable matter in teh fields in burnt to provive ash,after which the field are hoed.They are then flooded;cow manure is spread over the fields,after which they are  ploughhed several times.The soil is tehn worked into a fine,smooth mud,being leveled by dragging a heavy wooden bar pulled by a cow or buffalo across teh fields.

The Growth Period
The fields are carefully weeded in teh first few weeks and throughout the growth of the crop the rice's water supply is carefully regulated according to the plant's needs.The plant are also periodically inspected for insects and other pests which,if found,are quickly dealt with .During the first momth or so of growth the fields.
As the rice begins to develop heads of grain the farmer construct elaborate systems toward of the bird.Scarecrows,bamboo poles,wind-driver noise makers,flag and streamers are used to this end.As the crop ripend the farmers guards their fields around the clock to protect them from birds during the day and field mice at night.

Harvesting
The crop is harvested with the help of friends,relatives or the harvetsing association known as "seka manyi".During the rice harvest a line if harvesters will work their way across the field cutting insures a minimal amount of loss during harvest.Once all the rice is cut it is gathered into bundles,which are then carried to the farmers rice barn where it can be kept in bundles for yeras without spoilage.The bundles can be removed,threshed and hulled as needed for family consumption,or sold in the market when cash or other goods are required.

The Process of Growing the Rice
The process of the rice growing starts with the bare,dry and harvested fields.The remaining rice stalks are burnt off and the field is then liberally soaked and repeatedly ploughed.Nowadays this may be done with a mechanical,petrol-power cultivated,but often they will still use two bullocks or cattle pulling a wooden plough.Once the field is reduced to the required muddy consistency,a small corner of the field is walled off and the seedling rice is planted there.The rice is grown to a reasonable size and lifted and replanted,shoot by shoot,in the large fields have to kept in a working order and the fields have to be weeded.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Tuak is Traditional Balinese Drink


Tuak is a Balinese traditional beverage which contains about 5% alcohol. It is a milky looking liquid with a sweet-sourish taste made from the juice/sap of various trees including coconut and palm.

A true Tuak experience will have you sitting on the ground, in a group circle, with just one cup being refilled and passed around the group. One person will have the responsibility of being the groups bartender until the tuaks all finished.

Tuak ferments extremely quickly and if not consumed on the day of production it begins to turn into vinegar and is most revolting. A tuak fart can be rather thick and odorous and cause for much celebration and laughing for the offender. On the flipside it can be be the cause of many green sickly looking friends who were unlucky enough to be around for the event.

Based on the level of alcohol, Tuak is classified as Tuak Manis and Tuak Semedah. Tuak Manis is sweeter and contains lower alcohol.

Due to its short life span you are unlikely to come across unless in the villages away from Denpasar. The best quality Tuak is produced in the East (Karangasem) and North (Buleleng) of Bali.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Experience romantic dinner



We offer an experience to make your holiday unforgettable with somebody ’ special “ in your life, or just with a good friend.  An intimate candle-lit dinner by the sea!  You can enjoy the romantic time together while eating your meal on the beach and watching the sunset.   The dishes are your own seafood menu cooked in the style of Balinese cuisine. It will be the perfect moment for you, accompanied by the lovely atmosphere of sitting under the stars and listening to the natural sound of the waves falling on the seashore.  All this can be yours at a value that will suite your budget.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Gede Bali Driver: A Day Trip to Tukad Cepung & Rice Terrace

Gede Bali Driver: A Day Trip to Tukad Cepung & Rice Terrace: A Day Trip to Tukad Cepung & Rice Terrace  Experience with us for one fantastic Bali day tour that will be perfectly living on your ...

A Day Trip to Tukad Cepung & Rice Terrace

A Day Trip to Tukad Cepung & Rice Terrace 

Experience with us for one fantastic Bali day tour that will be perfectly living on your travel memories. Find your own real adventure by challenging yourself to deeply explore Bali nature or learning the unique traditional village and its Balinese life. Visiting a beautiful Tukad Cepung waterfall, thus experiencing unique culture and architecture in one of the oldest and traditional villages in Bali Pengelipuran village, capturing the aesthetic Chinese ornament from old Hindu temple, then walking inside a conserved Bamboo forest in Bangli, discover a hidden beauty and swing in the jungle in Ubud.


  • Embark on a nature adventure in Bali and explore the island of the gods’ treasure trove of natural wonders.
  • Marvel at the breathtaking beauty of the Ceking Rice Terraces and learn how Bali locals grow their rice.
  • visit the breathtaking  Tukad Cepung Waterfall.


What To Expect
Waiting for the next nature adventure? Ready your travel essentials, grab your best travel buddies, and make your sweet escape to Bali! Discover the island of the gods’ treasure trove of natural wonders as you visit its breathtaking waterfalls, dense jungle, and stunning rice terraces on a full day tour. Start your tour with a visit  the scenic waterfalls, the Tukad Cepung Waterfall, a hidden gem in the forest, a short adventure through a jungle, river, and a cave - a trip to these secluded areas will definitely bring out the adventure seeker in you!then walking inside a conserved Bamboo forest in Bangli by visiting Pengelipuran Village, Savor the rich taste of Bali’s local coffee and herbal tea before heading over to the Tirta empul temple . After visiting the Tirta Empul (or Holy Spring Temple) is considered the most holy site for this cleansing., take a trip to Tegallang District where you will witness the grandeur of the Ceking Rice Terrace. You will learn the intricate processes behind how the locals of Bali grow their rice and how their ancient irrigation system is implemented in the the island. Cap off your exciting expedition with an exploratory walk around the beautiful rice terraces elaborately created by the locals.Jungle Swing to strike your fiercest Instragam-worthy poses with a picturesque view of the jungle as a backdrop.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Ubud Monkey Forest

Ubud Monkey forest,
There are so many monkey forest in Bali,with same type of monkey Balinese long tail monkey,in English callled Macaque.There are about 600 monkeys living this monkey forest,and diveded into 5 groups: in front of the main temple.Michelin,eastern,central and cemeteries.Each group consist of 100-120 monkeys.because of the considerable population,the confilct between groups of monkey cannot avoid.This type of primate is active during the day ana rest at night.The pregnancies of female monkey are about 6 months and generally 1 infant is born.Very rarely are twin. Monkey's baby stays with their mother for about 10 months and thereafter will be weaned to live independently.

The long tailed monkeys are omnivores.In the Monkey Forest,the main food of the monkeys is sweet potato,given 3 times a day and combine in daily with : banana,papaya leaf,corn,cucumber,coconut,and other local fruit.

Ubud monkey forest is maintance very well with friendly monkey,very clean with large parking,with new lobby and gate with for entrance,it's look wonderfull.There is short track with wooden ,It's feel walk like in the junggle with green tree and monkey jumping from one tree to the othe tree.They very cute speacially baby monkey but Don,t try to touch the baby monkey,their mother or group will be very angry and they will attack you.For your safety and convenience please read and follow the " Monkey Forest Tips " that had been placed around the area.if you bring a bag ( plastic or paper ) or plastic bottle,suggest you to entrust and left at ticket counter.

There are tree temple in the area of the Sacred Monkey Forest Santuary :


  • Pura Dalem Agung ( The main Temple ),located in the southwest area.In this temple,people worship to the God 9 Hyang Widhi ) in personification as Shiwa. The Recycler or The Transformer "
  • In the northwest area,you will find Pura Biji ( Biji Temple ).In this temple people worship to the God ( Hyang Widhi ) in personification as teh goddess Gangga.This temple is a place of purifacation before conducting the ceremony (piodalan ).Pura Beji is often used for " melukat " as spiritual and physical cleansing .
  • The third temple is Pura Prajapati.This temple is located in the northwest area.This temple is adjacent to the cemetery.In this temple Hindus worship to the God (HYnag Widhi ) in personification as Prajapati.The cemetery is used temporarily,while waiting for the day of the mass cremation which is held every 5 years.


Ubud MOnkey Forest Open Daily from 8.30 am -6.00 pm

Thursday, January 17, 2019

For those who adventure lovers

For those who adventure lovers! Meet our Hidden Waterfalls Tour!

We created this tour so that people could experience the extraordinary beauty of Bali
Bali Driver Gede will take you in comfort, with the best drivers in Bali to our favourite waterfalls on the Island!
Tip: Bring your bikini/Sun Cream/ you can actually jump off the Aling Aling's waterfall &Banyumala waterfall

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Nusa Penida Island


         Nusa Penida is located on the southeastern side of Bali and is an island of rugged beauty ,spiritual myth and folk law providing and arresting sense of adventure for its visitors . Part of the charm here for trippers to the island is that it is without modern tourist facilities .This is a destination for those who like to get off the beaten track, trek and experience the hospitality of a friendly local population.

         Covering an area of 200 sguare kilometers,Nusa Penida is the largest on three islands resting just a few kilometers from the Sanur beach line.Facilities here are basic but restaurants offer good local dishes and fresh seafood is for accommodation on the island.Getting about is either with the use if a hired motorbike,on foot or local bemo.There are however some visually interesting walks or ries on the dirt tracks to be made through the 500-meter rise of the island. The local here are tourist friendly and visitors will be charmed by smiles and greetings. Moving about the island visitors will come across small fishing villages populated by seaweed farmers working off pristine beaches.
Nusa Penida can be reached by boat from sanur,Benoa Harbor,Padang Bai or the easterly third of the three islands,Nusa Lembongan. There are no flights to Nusa Penida.
There are several excellent diving sites just off the island and the area has been acknowledged as a premier world diving destination.Hundreds od coral reefs and fish species inhabit the sea around Nusa Penida and recommended dives sites included Crystal Bay,Toyapakeh,and Sanur Bay named from the island side as Mallibu Point.For snorkeling enthusiasts both Toyapakeh and Crystal bay are free of strong currents.

         Nusa Penida,aong with Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningang are collectively designated as a bird sanctuary.Back in 2006 a group of 35 local villages under the wing of Friends of the National Park Foundation (FNPF) pledged to observe and enforce the ‘awig-awig’ regulations protecting island bird life.It was here that the endangered Bali Starling was introduces with hopes of saving the species from extinction.
       There are several ancient historical sights around the island and traditional Balinese Temples indicates the spiritual folk law of Nusa penida that is unique to the island. On Bali it is believed that the people of Nusa Penida have strong spiritual powers.These is also a cave where a Buddhist temple was established in the ancient past.
Visitors to bali should not miss the opportunity to visit Nusa Penida the island of spirits good and bad.Those viewing the island from Sanur beach will feel the mysterious and beckoning pulses of Nusa Penida.


Pengelipuran Village

Penglipuran is a small village and became a traditional village located in  Bangli Regency, is about 45 km from the city of Denpasar, is a traditional village that is quite popular as a tourist attraction on the island of Bali, it is easy to find with the services of rent car for the tour, because of its location at the main highway of Kintamani - Bangli.


Village's famous for its wealth of natural scenery is so beautiful, you can feel when set foot on the gate of the village. The distinctive feature of this village is a green atmosphere, clean, quiet and away from the hustle of the city, there are several community centers in the border area Penglipuran traditional village, community facilities and open space that serves to landscaping and a welcome area for visitors, very well with the meaning of Penglipuran word is derived from the syllables penglipur : entertainer, because since the days of ancient kingdoms, this village is a perfect place used for rest. Tour to Bali is an activity that is very impressive. There are always things new that you can enjoy and be told to the family after the holiday is over. Penglipuran is one of the tourist destinations are quite popular in foreign countries because it is still holding on culture and Hindu religion is very strong. You can see in the residential area of custom homes along the trail to the village laid out very neatly and conceptual. So that almost every year, the village is always visited by domestic and foreign tourists to learn about the culture, the people in the ordinances of religion, see the architecture unique to the island of Bali, the soothing charm when you are in the middle of a small forest and hills along the animal expensive and rare animals of the island of Bali, mount Batur and the lake, as well as culinary tourism is a mainstay as one of the attractions that should make a visit to the tour.



Penglipuran Village

Village's administration is the village of Kubu village, Bangli district. Strategic location on the edge of a major highway Kintamani - Bangli. Having an area of about 112 hectares, consists of fields, bamboo forests, settlements and diverse population of public facilities such as temples, schools, health care, homestays and other public facilities as supporting the success of government programs in the tourism sector. Coupled with the natural charm of a row of hills and ponds with tilapia fish average height anda 700 m above sea level, making the village as a tourist area Panglipuran most cool and condensed feel of traditional Bali. There is a main street of stone which divides the village into two, the left and right side, a row of typical Balinese royal gate, the entrance of each home is designed in the same shape (called angko - angko Bali) and of course a small temple as a place of praying for the family.

The main door is not made too wide to be safe from interruption of people on the street, and each gate affixed with the letter writing Bali which contains a description of the name of the head of the family members.

Walking further into the village, the main road on an incline, it looks green blanket of grass laid out very nicely on the Japanese left and right side of the road, the steps in each individual houses and ending at the end of the street in which stands the majestic and elegant, a village temple where all citizens gather to pray together, temple area shaded by some old banyan trees hundreds of years old and believed to be a magical tree. The road along a residential neighborhood is made of natural stone, decorated with a series of Balinese frangipani, kenanga and cempaka flower on the left and right so as to give the impression that village atmosphere is very thick and natural.

 Bali Places of Interest Establishing Famous Penglipuran Village, Bali’s Ancient Village
Penglipuran Village is a traditional countryside owning unique characteristic life, socializing as well as culture. It is one of the famous Bali Places of Interest located in Kubu Village, Bangli Sub district as well as Bangli Regency. The natural natures and environments of countryside is designating the pittance touch of modernization influence. The cool atmosphere surround the village since it’s location on the height land about 700 meters above sea level. Meanwhile, according to history of all old doyens that this countryside is taken from the word Pengeling Pura what its meaning remember to ancestor. However, there is also telling that the word of Penglipur mean the entertainer. It is said that at former empire era, all kings often use this area as a place to amuse themselves. It is because, its nature is beautiful and can give the peacefulness and inspiration at the time of experiencing a problem.

What to See at Penglipuran Village as Bali Places of Interest?
The houses from north to the south are very beautiful in particular the Balinese traditional entrance gates. When, we step down to this village, we will meet the Balinese houses orienting to northeastwards to Mount Agung. The house building structures are equal in particular to condition, form, size and function except building of family bed room is freeform. The family temple building is a place with same direction to the Agung Mount. Meanwhile, kitchen is located in upstate from the lawn and the building of Bale Saka Enem (six beamed building which its function for ceremony place). Moreover, they have a Teba Area as a place to look after the livestock and plant assorted vegetable referred as non-irrigated dry field. In addition, the majority of buildings are made from wood except family residence. It is predominated by substance from bamboo because around this countryside is bamboo producer.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

BAJRA SANDHI MONUMENT

BAJRA SANDHI MONUMENT
Bajra sandhi Monument is monument of Balinese People Straggle,this monument is recognized by the name of Bajra sandhi because it's form is looking like Bajra or Gebta  or bell used by all Hindu Priest in reading off Weda holy sentence ( mantra ) at religious ceremony.This monument is built in the year 1987 and it is opened by president On Megawati Sukarno Putru on 14 june 2003


The purpose on this monument is to immortalize the souk and spirit of Balinese people struggle,at one blow dig,looking after,developing and also preserve the culture of Bali to be bequathed to a router generation as advancing capital stroke tread a world of loaded progressively with the challenge resistance.

PHILOSOPHY

  • This monument is comprisng of 33 diorama depicing the journey history from a period of prehistory (30.000 S.M )what its human being still go about and very base on the nature until the period of filling the indenpendence (1950-1975) where Bali island is built in all area like politics,economi,and social cultural.By knowing and comprehending of the journey history,soul,and spirit of Bali people struggle from time to time,it is expected the tighten of the spirit and cultural to increase Bali tourism.


THE BUILDING MONUMENT OF BAJRA SANDHI

  • The existence of phisical building is strongly relating to the meaning of Hinduism philosophy,namely Yoni colossus.The monument is likely colissus device meanwhile the building base as yonu.From other side,the Yonu colossus is also describing the story of twiddling Mandhara Giri at Ksirarnawa which is taken away from passge of Adi Parwa (Hindu's Book )


THIS BUILDING MONUMENT IS CONSISTED OF :

  • Jar of Amertha symbol by Kumba ( a kind of pot )what is seen on the top monument.
  • The Dragon Basuki tail exists near by Swamba and its head at entrance gate.
  • The body of Bedawang Akupa realized at its base of monument and the head at entrance gate.
  • Mount Of Mandara Giri realized by the high of monument boosting.
  • Pool encircle the monument is supposing as Ksirarnawa (Milk Ocean )



Bajra Sandhi Monument in its development,it has been opened for visitor and to be palces of interest or tourist destination in Bali particular when visiting Denpasar town or join Denpasar City Tour.

Sanur Beach - The perfect place to relax for a full day

Sanur Beach - The perfect place to relax for a full day

Sanur Beach is the perfect place to hang out with the whole family. It’s not as crowded as Kuta Beach, but it is clean and doesn’t have any waves, the perfect place to go for everybody. Sun chairs are available for about two Dollars. Various Shops invite you to try your hand at negotiating. The promenade invites you to take a stroll around and for those who like cycling, it offers a nice opportunity to hire a bike and push those pedals.

As in every tourist place you have sales people, trying to make deals with you, but compared to Kuta it can be described as ‘not too bad’. The traffic compared to Kuta is by far less and if you would like to see a tourist place with a nice beach and full of opportunities, spend at least one day here. Sanur Beach is highly recommended to families, couples and those who would like to swim in a calm sea.


Renowned for its famous surf beaches, rich culture, bargain shopping and vibrant nightlife Bali is a favourite holiday destination for all kinds of travellers. There are so many regions to explore, each as unique and varied as the next and the warm and hospitable locals are eager to share their island with you. With a wide range of holiday experiences throughout the island, this is one destination that can provide a fantastic time for families, couples, groups and young travellers.

Although the performance obviously caters for tourists, the gorgeous setting at Pura Luhur Ulu Watu in a small amphitheatre in a leafy part of the grounds makes it one of the more evocative on the island. The views out to sea are as inspiring as the dance. It's very popular in high season.


Friday, January 11, 2019

Bali Topography

Topography of Bali.
Bali is noted for the great beauty of its landscape,from coastal lowland to exhilarating high moutain lake s,barren limestone plateaus to thick monsoon forest.Hills and mountains are everywhere and the surface of the island is scored by fast-flowing rivers,deep ravines,rugged saddles,and alluvial slopes covered in rich volcanic assh.Except for the coastalplains,there are few flat areas.A west-to east volcanic chain( an extension of Java's central range )divides the island in half.Crater lakes are found at Batur and Bratan,Buyan and Tamblingan in the rich submontane rainforest area around Bedugul.Bali's mountains,floating among the clouds and covered in tall forest,stand in contrast to the wild and rugged beauty of the volcanic craters,some of which are still active.

The south-central plains are intensively cultivated.Terrace rice fields dominate the landscape-myriad small rectangles of still water mirroring the cloids.As you leave the heavily farmed southern plains and head north,the landscape change from cascadeof rice fields to gardens of onions,cabbages and papayas thriving in the cooler climate.Thatched-palm huts change to sturdy cottages made of wood,tile and stone,built to withstand the heavy rains.

In the alphine highlands of Bali are mountain stream,prehistoric tree-ferns,wildflowers,creepers,orchid,leeches,butterflies,bird,and screaming monkeys,while tall pines and cypress soar high above the mountain village of Bedugul,Kintamani,and Penelokan.The island's far western region,known as Pulaki,is an unspoiled,under populated marine and forest wilderness.Legend has it Bali's first peple had their origins here in a lost,invisible city.In the far north is a sharp drop from the mountain to a narrow strip of fertile of the coastal plain around Singaraja.The lowland coastal fringeof the north is narrow,and the absence of rivers makes the land dry and less suitable for intensive rice cultivation.In contrast to the southern coast,the water off the calm north shore is shallow for up to a kilometer out to sea.The palm savannahs,tall grasses,and clusters of pilang ( Acacia leucophloea )tree give the Prapat Agung peninsula of the far northwest a distinctly African apperance.

The length of Bali's costline is 460km.Only about eight percen of the beaches consist of white sand,and the are founf mostly in the famed resorts of Sanir,Kuta,Uluwatu,Nusa Dua and Tanjung.the remainder of the beaches,such as a magnificent 30-kilometer-long stretch in Tabanan Regency,feature gray-black volcani couscous-like sand and are almost desrt-like being on another planet.The coast from snur extending down through Benoa Bay is long and sheltered,lined with 1,400 hectares of natural mangrove stands suffered from the effects of salt making,shrimp ponds,coral collecting,and the charcoal industry,a major reforestation project has been underway along this coastal strip since 1992.

Bali's six volcanic pekas,all exceeding 2,000 meters,trap rain clouds that swell the rivers rushing down from the highlands through deep,narrow gorges overgrown with lush tropical vegetation,Running parallel to each other north to south,irrigating the rice fields on the lower slopes,are bali's two major rivers,the Pakerisan("Kris RIver')and the Petanu ("Cursed River"),their history steeped in myths and legends.Both are regarded as holy;it is on their banks where most of the archaeological remains of Bali's ancient kingdoms have been found.

The astonishingly rich coastal plains of the south have given rise to Bali's unique civilization.Until recent times,the entire southern drainage of the island has been politically divided into eight small but powerful kingdoms.These partitioned,pie-shaped realms of south Bali were always aligned north to south along the ravines rather than east to west and travel on Bali has always been hampered by deeply cut longitudinal ravines.Even today,because of the island's difficult topography,most higways carry traffic north and south.

Bali lies over two major tectonic plate-the rigid Sunda plate to the north and the Indo-Australia plate to the south-the grind over one another,producing frequent geologic insability.One of the worst natural catastrophes of this century wa the 1917 eartquake in which a series of tremors devastated the eastern and southerb regions of the islad,followed by a major eruption of Gunung Batur when tremors came to an end,1,500 people had died and 2,431 temples and 64,000 home had been destroyed.Another extermely destructive eruption of 1,717 meter-high Batur occured.In August 1994,after lying dormant fro 20 years,the volcano began to erupt again,venting more tah 600 times a day and shooting hot ashes and smoke into the sky for month. Bali has highest and most revered mountain,GUnung Agung,also erupted in 1963,destrying vilages and covering fertile rice fields with rivers of lave and showers of ash and debris.


Thursday, January 10, 2019

Menjangan Island

Menjangan island it lies at Sumber Klampok village,Gerogak district,Buleleng  Regency,underthe maintenance of Natural Reservation Association of Bali Province.It is about 76 kilometer from Singaraja.

A small island in the west BaliNational park,right in the North West corner of Bali.A long way-three hours drive by car from Denpasar,and then from Labuhan Lalang board on motorrized wooden boat to menjangan Island it take about 30 minutes on the calm sea.Possible to do as aone day trip.


Menjangan Island popular diving site in bali due to Its fine and preserved corals and rice aquatic animal,turquoise clear water,and very calm sea.Every dive coming to Bali enphasize on diving program in Bali will put Menjangan and Tulamben sites as the priority sites.Menjangan island is unpopulated,but there is an old temple,supposed to originate from 14th century named"Pura Giri Kencana".During the expedition of Majapahit kinhdom of Java in 1343 AD,it is believed that a boat was wrecked with their relics are still on sea bed.It is believed to have teh magic influaence.You will have ample time snorkeling to enjoy Menjangan Island with beautiful coral and abundant tropical fish is claimed to be one of the best Bali diving or snorkeling site must be offered.

Snorkeling gear shops for rent are available at Labuhan Lalang as well as local restaurants and souvenir shop.The best wall diving in Bali,with a very bright & colorful underwater world.Lots of different sites to choose from, including a wooden shipwreck starting at 35m>A very rich marine life and sandy beaches to relax over lunch.Nearby is'Secret Bay'muck diving at its best and not to be missed by macro photographers;Frogfish,Seahorse & Nudibranch heaven.A sheltered corner of Bali,which means clear & calm condition.Warm water and probably the best visibility in Bali.


Biji Temple


Biji Temple
It is located at Sangsit Village,Buleleng Regency,only 8 kilimeter beyond Singaraja,you will see an excellent temple of the colorful architectural style of northern Bali.Pura Beji is a Subak temple,dedicated to teh spirit that looks after irrigated rice fields.It's about half akm of the main road toward to the coast.It was built in the15th century on the site of  awell.The temple is famous for its barong architecture and virtuoso relief carving.With its courtyards of clipped grass and old frangipani trees.,it is a traquil and refreshing place.The grand gate separating the forecourt from the inner courtyard spreads almost the entire lenght of the wall and is woderfully carved on the both the inner and outer sides.The tropical shrines have staircases and turrets,and one gets feeling here that worship has something to do with the sheer pleasure of building things.




Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Tirtaempul Temple



This beautiful temple,ancient and functional 10th century spring temple.much visited by local people and tourist alike is located Manukaya Village in Tampaksiring District,southwest of Pengelipuran Village.The holy spring originating at this temple is the main water source of the Pakerisan River used extensively by farmer  in nearby villages flowing through the Subak irrigation system.The holy water is laso carried away for ceremonies outside the temple.
The crystal clear holy water is regarded as purifying and many Balinese come here for ritual bathing.The temple is divided into three courtyards,the outer,the middle and the inner,symbolizing the three element of the Tri Bhuana cosmology and Tri Hita Karana Philosophy.

Note :
Which GedeGede is a very common name in Bali because the first son in each family is always called Gede.  No wonder if you search the internet and you type in 

‘Gede’ then thousands of names will appear. It is so confusing and you will ask “Which one is the Gede I want to contact?" This is specially so when a family 
member or friend recommends you contact ‘Gede’ as your driver for your holiday in Bali.

I am Gede not ‘Lucky’ and it is with this name that I have built a good professional reputation as 'Bali Driver Gede’ for year after year…over twenty years.



Tuesday, January 8, 2019

My name Gede Suyasa


Which Gede?  Gede s a very common name in Bali because the first son in each family is always called Gede.  No wonder if you search the internet and you type in
‘Gede’ then thousands of names will appear. It is so confusing and you will ask “Which one is the Gede I want to contact?" This is specially so when a family
member or friend recommends you contact ‘Gede’ as your driver for your holiday in Bali.

I am Gede not ‘Lucky’ and it is with this name that I have built a good professional reputation as 'Bali Driver Gede’ for year after year…over twenty years. But now others
are using this same name which confuses many of my customers and friends.  So from today, please know me as Gede Suyasa (Bali Driver Gede) as I have also
changed my website name.

Hopefully now there is no confusion as you can always remember my full name Gede Suyasa to give to those who want to contact me when they seek the best driver
and guide in Bali. Thanks so much for all the warm support from my friends overseas and in Indonesia. Matur Suksma or ‘Thank you’ in Balinese language.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

AdventureTour

There are many activities that you can do during your holiday in Bali,Riding ATV or Riding Camel both of those are make your holiday unforgettable,riding ATV or riding camel your children can join it,having fun with family!
Experience during your vacation on Bali island. Our experience instructor will carry out a full safety briefing before riding through rice terrace, plantation, bamboo forest, jungle, river, villages, and picturesque panorama. If it’s more of a challenge that.




And feel the excotic riding camel,feel like in the desert.



Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Uluwatu Temple

It’s located on the very steep valley on the west of Pecatu  village,in the district of Kuta,Badung Regency,about 30 km from Denpasar.

Uluwatu temple perches on the south-western tip of peninsula,where sheer cliffs drop precipitously into the clear blue sea.The temple hangs right over the edge,you enter it through an unusual  arched gateway flanked by statue of Ganesha.Inside,the walls of coral bricks are covered  with intricate carving of Bali’s mythological menageries.But the real attraction is the location for a good angel,especially at sunset,walk around the cliff to the left(south) of the temple. Watch out for the local monkeys,which for some reason like to snatch spectacles and sunglasses,as well ad handbags,hats and anything else they can get.



Uluwatu is one of  the several important temple to the spirits of the sea to be found along the southern coast of Bali.Way back to 11th century the Javanese priest Empu Kuturan first established a temple here.The temple was add by Nirartha,another Javenese priest who is known for seafront temples,like Tanah lot,Rambut Siwi and Pura Sakenan.Nirarthe retreated to Uluwatu for his final days,when he attained Moksa,or freedom from earthly desire