Games of Chance

Humans invent various games of chance to satisfy their needs of gambling, Balinese are no exception. Bali is no gambler paradise compare to Las Vegas, Monte Carlo or Macau. In fact, the Indonesian government has forbidden any form of gambling. But still there are some chances to hold a game of chance or two. Balinese have devised a range of games of chance from kocokan, a simple game played with dices to cockfighting, with its complex rules and traditions. Apart from cockfighting the most popular games of chance in Bali are Kocokan and Bola Adil.

Through The Eyes of Researcher: Balinese Time

Balinese calendrical notions–their cultural machinery for demarcating temporal units–reflect this clearly; for they are largely used not to measure the elapse of time, nor yet to accent the uniqueness and irrecoverability of the passing moment, but to mark and classify the qualitative modalities in terms of which time manifests itself in human experience. The Balinese calendar (or, rather, calendars; as we shall see there are two of them) cuts time up into bounded units not in order to count and total them but to describe and characterize them, to formulate their differential social, intellectual, and religious significance.

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Bali Travel News

Frank Beck appointed General Manager of the St. Regis Resort, Bali
October 4th, 2007

Frank Beck has been appointed General Manager of the St. Regis Resort, Bali - the first St. Regis resort to open in Asia Pacific.

Prior to his appointment and since December 2005, Frank was General Manager of The Laguna Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua, Bali, a Starwood Luxury Collection property.

Frank has almost 20 years experience with Starwood Hotels & Resorts, and has a wealth of experience in luxury hotels, having held senior management positions in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, including 8 years in Indonesia.

The St. Regis Resort, Bali will feature 81 oversized suites as well as 42 pool villas, all with full butler service. The resort is being developed on an 8.8 hectare site with direct beach access, adjacent to The Bali Golf & Country Club in the luxury Nusa Dua enclave. The St. Regis Resort, Bali is scheduled to open in the 3rd Quarter 2008.


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Bali Travel Forum

Can the "Real Bali" be Saved?
October 2nd, 2007

For those of you visiting Bali for the first time, welcome and enjoy yourselves to the absolute maximum! Bali is a marvelous place to have a holiday and I certainly don’t want to scare you off. We need more visitors to come and enjoy the beauty of this magical island. And you will!

But, and there always is a ‘but’ isn’t there, Bali ain’t what it used to be, and is in danger of changing from the “Bali we want it to be” if we are not very, very careful. Read More http://blog.baliwww.com/miscellaneous/430/


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Hotel Press Releases

Villa De Daun
Legian, Bali - Indonesia

October Press Release

welcome home

Villa de daun is an exclusive villa retreat encompassed within a one-hectare tropical landscape in the heart of Bali’s celebrated Kuta beach resort. This boutique property consists of 12 stylish villas that have been inspired by the Balinese concept of unity between man and his environment.

Passionate about the island’s evolving tourism industry, Villa de daun is committed to offering every guest an enriching experience by delivering gracious hospitality and personalized Butler service.


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