Rindik: Omnipresent Sound of Bali

When you arrive in Bali (mostly through Ngurah Rai International Airport), you will likely be welcomed by the soft and soothing sound of rindik. For most of the visitors, the sound of this musical instrument is the first Balinese music they encounter. If you miss it at the airport, you will likely to hear it at your hotel lobbies, restaurants or other tourists haunts.

The Forgotten Image of Bali

The first European visitors to Bali saw much different Bali than nowadays visitors have seen. The first foreign visitors saw Bali as an island of theft and murder, full of menace with ferocious inhabitants, a warlike nation. In the mid-seventeenth century Bali was a dangerous place, wild and untamed, where Europeans loath to go. In the eyes of European writer Bali was a heathen land where barbarities such as widow burning practiced in much vigor.


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Ubud, Bali - Indonesia

Puri Wulandari blends harmoniously with nature's rich and ancient traditions. Blue skies, lush green Ladies, and the soothing distant sounds of age old rituals, help to create this secluded haven; in a world seeped in comfort and tranquility. Puri Wulandari new Boutique hotel and spa is perhaps the finest example of Bali's luxury properties in Ubud. VILLA FACILITIES Puri Wulandari offers 24 Hour Butler Service, Open air Living room, Balai Bengong, Swimming pool, Dining table-for four persons, Air Conditioning, International Direct Dialing..save USD 74 (Sep 1 - Mar 31)

Waka Gangga Waka Gangga
Tabanan, Bali - Indonesia

The natural rejuvenating energies of the Indian Ocean surf, the gently sloping rice terraces and the invigorating sea air make Waka Gangga a sanctum for a complete, get away from it all holiday. Restful quiet, superb for and total comfort.Waka Gangga offers 1 Swimming Pool, 1 restaurant, Health Spa and Beauty treatment, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Massage, Horse Riding..up to20% OFF (Oct 01 - Dec 19)

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Bali Travel News

W Hotels debuts in Bali
September 3rd, 2007

Singapore W Hotels will open its first property in Indonesia in 2009. W Retreat & Spa Bali will be the brandís fourth retreat in the world, W Retreat & Spa-Maldives, which opened in September 2006, and the impending openings of W Retreat & Spa-Vieques, scheduled to open in late 2008, and W Retreat & Residences-Koh Samui, scheduled to open in 2009.

The newly built W Retreat & Spa-Bali will be located in the Seminyak in Bali, featuring 232 rooms, including 80 luxury villas.

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Bali Travel Forum

Bali Unveiled
Sep 01, 2007

This exhibition presents twenty-six hand-picked photographs from 1890 Ė 1960 by anonymous, curious and amateur photographers, reflecting the obsession with nature, innocence and eroticism at the turn of the 20th century. Maurizio Rosenberg Colorni began his collection of old photographs of Bali in 2003. He has collected hundreds of photographs from private and museum collections in Europe and in Bali. This exhibition is the first in a series as Maurizio Rosenberg Colorniís collection continues to grow.

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Hotel Press Releases

The Beverly Hills Bali
Jl. Goa Gong, Ungasan, Bali - Indonesia

Reflection of a Dream

The Beverly Hills Bali are located on the elite Jimbaran Hills, set on a 4 hectares of land, overlooking Bali's landmark, the giant statue of Garuda Wisnu Kencana.

All of the 25 luxuriously appointed villas are contemporary, yet subdued. The clever use of lightings and wooden ceilings and floors accentuate a romantic ambience and enjoy a stunning sunset view. The one-bedroom villa is designed for honeymooners or couples in love. The two and three-bedroom units suit for a family or a small groups. The open living area is the center of the villa and private party can be arranged on the terrace with our trained staff to handle your needs.

14 units one-bedroom villas
10 units two-bedroom villas
01 unit three-bedroom villa
All with enormous en-suite bathrooms, private pools, and bale bengong (day-time bed).

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