Through the Eyes of Researcher: Cockfights and the Balinese Male Psyche

Here is an interesting article written by Arthur Asa Berger, PhD on cockfight and Balinese men.

William Ingram begins his superb memoir of his experiences living with a Balinese family, A Little Bit of One O’Clock, describing the sounds of cocks crowing. He writes (1998:13):

I woke to the sound of roosters. There were hundreds of them. The nearest was right beside my room on the waist-high compound wall. Others scrabbled and crowed in a neighboring bamboo grove. The calls from across the whole village blended into a constant wailing. The crowing of roosters is one of the basic sounds of Bali. You hear them all the time, making their presence felt by their seemingly endless crowing.


What to Eat while Hanging Out in A Warung

After school, Denpasar teenagers especially the female do not go back home directly. They come by to the modest warung (a small roadside stall that sells snacks, drinks and convenient household items. However, in Bali a warung is also the local coffee house, corner store and community meeting spot for neighbours to sit and exchange the latest news or gossip. Warung that sell top three Balinese foods is flocked in the middle of the day. What are they?


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Bali Travel News

Indonesia shows “Garuda Wisnu Kencana” statue in Berlin tourism bourse
March 07th, 2008

Berlin (ANTARA News) - Indonesian stand in International Tourism Bourse (ITB) in Berlin, Germany, put on display a replica of the “Garuda Wisnu Kencana” statue symbol of environmental rescue in the event which will last until March 9 and participated in by several Asian countries.

Indonesian Ambassador to Germany Makmur Widodo and Marketing Director General of the Culture and Tourism Ministry, Thamrin Bhiwana Bachri in Berlin on Wednesday dedicated the pavilion covering 500 square meters of land.

Participants which are promoting their products in the Indonesian pavilion comprised 65 tourism industries, among others hotels, and representatives of the provincial government of Bali, East Java, Central Java, West Lombok district administration and Jayapura administration.

Jayapura district administration will promote Lake Sentanu in a festival in June this year.

The dedication of the Indonesian pavilion was also attended by Hazarin Pohan, Indonesian Ambassador in Warsaw.

In a bid to support Indonesian participation in the Berlin ITB which is followed by 10,923 participants from 180 countries, the Indonesian Embassy unfurled a Visit Indonesia Year 2008 banner in one of the fly-overs and on the buses in the city for two months.

Meanwhile, Thamrin Bhiwana Bachri said, in connection with the Visit Indonesia Year (VIY) 2008, the government has set a target of seven million tourists to the country compared to 5.5 million visitors in 2007.

According to him, in 2007 some 116,000 German tourists visited Indonesia and in 2008, which is expected to increase to 159,000.

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April 06th, 2008

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April 2008 Press Release

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