We all know that majority of Balinese work in the tourism sector. Some working on hotels, restaurants, tourist attractions, or travel agencies. During this disease, the government not allowed the tourists for visiting Bali, that’s mean everything has stopped and caused trouble for the tourism sector. A lot of restaurant and hotel hibernate. Beach and tourist attraction has been closed, every plan for visiting Bali this year is postponed, even some of the tourists canceled it.
The government tries to stop this pandemic with asked the people to stay at home, and it has meant a lot of people don’t work, so how the Balinese face this crisis?
Read more “The Balinese is a Survivor”
People around the world may know that Denpasar is the capital city of Bali. Along ago Denpasar was a park. But not commonly park, it is King of Badung’s favorite park, Kyai Jambe Ksatria. Kyai Jambe Ksatria lived in Puri Jambe Ksatria, now known as Satria Market. This park quite unique, because there is a cockfighting place, the hobby of Kyai Ksatria. He often invited the other king in Bali to play cockfighting.
Historian said, the park more like a resting villa for the king. Denpasar comes from the word ‘den’ that means north and ‘Pasar’ mean market. People gave this name because it located in the north market. Now, this park becomes Jaya Sabha, the house for governor. In 1788 Denpasar was inaugurated as a city. The formation of this city underwent a long process, even since the island of Bali was still inhabited by kingdoms.
In mid 19th, the Dutch take control of northern Bali, their administrative capital is in The northern town of Singaraja.
Earlier, Denpasar is the capital of the Badung Kingdom. The royal palace was ransacked by Dutch in 1906, thousand Balinese included the King decided to destroy their own palace by committed suicide instead of surrendering to the troops. Nowadays if we look at the statue in Denpasar central square, it is memorializing the sad events.
After WWII Dutch move their administrative capital to Denpasar because of the new Airport. Some years later after Indonesian independence in 1958, Denpasar officially became the capital of the province of Bali.
Called ‘Pis Bolong’ in Balinese or ‘Uang Kepeng in Indonesians, these Chinese coins are living relics that make a ceremony incomplete without their presence. Ancient Chinese coins with a square hole in the middle and Chinese characters on the sides are everywhere in Bali, so find out why the Balinese use these coins.
Read more “Why the Balinese use Chinese coins in their rites?”
In Balinese Hindu’s life is about the ceremony, because religion is very much integrated into it. The Balinese Hindu said it is for balancing life. One of those ceremonies is a 3-month Balinese baby ceremony. Read more “3 Months Balinese Baby Ceremony”
According to legend, Bali and Java were one island before. It starts with a Brahmin story called Sidi Mantra. He is very powerful and very rich. Also, he has a beautiful wife. After a couple of years of marriage, he and his wife got a son named Manik Angkara.
Read more “The legend of Bali Island”
While holidaying in Bali you may see an unique outfit of Balinese in temple or at some event. Women wear kebaya and men wear something in their head with white shirt and something like skirt, but that is the Balinese traditional outfits.
Balinese always using it when they go to the temple, or some traditional ceremony like marriage, Galungan, Kuningan etc.
Here we explain to you! Read more “BALI TRADITIONAL OUTFITS”
At the foot of Mount Abang there is one village that less touch by the outside, it called Trunyan village, which knows as a village that never doing a cremation or buried the dead people unlike the most village in Bali or Indonesia.
Read more “Trunyan Village : An Unique Cemetery in Bali”
History of Batik in Bali began 1970 and pioneered by Pande Ketut Krisna, he came from Banjar Tegeha, Batu Bulan Village, Sukawati – Gianyar Bali.
Batik come from word ‘ambatik’ which means ‘a cloth with little dots’. The word of Batik also originale from Javanese word ‘tritik’ which can describe the process of making Batik it self.
Batik is well known in Java island, but Bali has it to with it’s own typical characteristics of Balinese batik.
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Bali is not like other Indonesian islands because ,ore than half of the population in Bali is Hindu.
I was wondering when i visited Tanah Lot, I met an Indian, I asked her, is Hindu Bali and Hindu India are the same? As we know that India is the country that spreaded Hinduism and Hindu became a prominent religion around 5th until the 14th century.
And she answered ‘no, i dont think so because i saw many differences’
and here we go Read more “Understanding the differences between Bali’s hinduism and India’s hinduism”
When you traveling in Bali or another island in Indonesia, you may be caught up with many children use uniform red white, or blue-white, or grey-white, yups they are Indonesian student. Read more “Indonesian School Life”