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Galungan and Kuningan

The Glorious Galungan and Kuningan Day

The Victory Day of Good Against Evil

Galungan is making Bali as Island of God more interesting since the local people in Bali celebrate the creation of the universe and the triumph day of dharma (good) over adharma (evil). You will easily see penjor (bamboo poles) along the way in Bali. It is the most obvious sign of the celebrations.

People in Bali usually carry out the celebration at family temple. They believe that, the almighty god down to earth and the soul of ancestor come by to the temple on Galungan Day.

The festivity is holding for 10 days. Start with the actual Galungan day, last 10 days and come to an end with the Kuningan celebration.

Based on balinese calendar, Galungan is always celebrated on Wednesday of Wuku Dungulan.

The people prepare the celebration day from the previous Monday, with the preparation of the cakes that will be used as offerings. On the next day, men prepare the festival food (they kill pigs, to turn them into cycling pig or blood sausages) and women prepare the offerings. Men also make some penjor, finally decorated bamboo trunks with corn cobs, plaited palm leaves, yellow or white fabric and young coconut shoots, which they set on the side of the roads and in front of each house.

Festivities come to an end with Kuningan, which celebrates purification. On that same day, the ancestors’ souls are leaving their family’s temple.

Several Raung Mount Eruption Effect to Bali

Several Raung Mount Eruption Effect to Bali

The eruption of Raung mount made several domestic and international flight canceled at Ngurah Rai International airport . Raung mount located at east java compound near by Bali west national park. I Gusti Ngurah Ardita is the Co-General Manager of PT Angkasa Pura 1 that taking care the operational handling at Ngurah Rai International Airport… Continue Reading

Expansion of Garuda Indonesia

Expansion of Garuda Indonesia

The Expansion of PT Garuda Indonesia Tbk (GIAA) it seems never stop. Now, this government airline targets will add the fleet to 450 units in the next 5 years.This amount almost tripled from the fleet amount owned by Garuda. Now Garuda has 175 fleet units. Menteri Badan Usaha Milik Negara (Minister of State Owned Enterprises)… Continue Reading

Mask Dance, Reflections kind of Character

Mask Dance, Reflections kind of Character

Mask dance  is a part of traditional Balinese dance. In addition to performances staged as entertainment, there is also a kind of mask dance which is a complement of a religious ceremony. One mask dance that has a function in both cases is an old mask dance, also called Werda  lumaku dance. Old mask dance featuring… Continue Reading

New Bali International Domestic Terminal

New Bali  International Domestic Terminal

Denpasar International Airport or Ngurah Rai International Airport Bali has a very dense air traffic, even the number three busiest airports in Indonesia that be the only one airplane gate to  Bali. Conformed to the master plan for the renovation of Ngurah Rai Airport which began in 2011, the location and design of domestic departure… Continue Reading

Sampi Gerumbungan – northern Bali icon

Sampi Gerumbungan – northern Bali icon

Sampi Gerumbungan is a  that proclaimed to be one of the icons of Singaraja City. It is quite different  with Mekepung in Jemberana and Bull Race in Madura, North Bali owned Sampi Gerumbungan that not concern with velocity of cows, but you’ will enjoy the appearance of a pair of cows with unique ornament with her ​​sais. Lovina Festival and… Continue Reading

NEW Ritz Carlton Bali will be opened soon

NEW Ritz Carlton Bali will be opened soon

Ritz Carlton is a famous brands of accomodation in the world, not  excepted in Bali which is paradise for travelers around the world. New Ritz Carlton will open in the area of Nusa Dua Bali, precisely located at the southern tip of Nusa Dua which takes less than 20 minutes from Ngurah Rai international airport. New Ritz… Continue Reading

Update: What happen of VOA in Indonesia?

Update: What happen of VOA in Indonesia?

Visa on Arrival or VOA is granted for foreigners who intend to visit Indonesia for tourism, social visits culture, government duties or just for business. Visa on Arrival will granted by immigration officials to foreign Nationals who fulfill requirement, when they arrive in the territory of Indonesia through certain immigration checkpoints. (Visa on Arrival is… Continue Reading