A Rambling Thought

The wind blows quite hard recently in Bali, older people who know the characteristics of each month in a year complained: “It is already Kedasa (tenth month of traditional Caka calendar) everything should be clean and nice, but this strong wind, dark clouds, sudden downpour of rain, what all these thing all about!” Yes, of course, they are right as always; in this month, the weather should be clean and nice but what can we do with the weather except talking and complaining.

A Glimpse from the Royal Cremation of Dr. Anak Agung Made Djelantik

On Friday, April 11, 2008, the cremation ceremony of Dr. Anak Agung Made Djelantik and two other members of Karangasem royal family was held in the cemetery near the royal palace of Karangasem. This cremation ceremony involved hundreds of people, the royal family of Karangasem, friends of Dr. Anak Agung Made Djelantik and family, and the members of the hamlets around the royal palace of Karangasem. The preparation for the procession to the cemetery had been commenced from early in the morning. The cremation towers and winged-lion –shaped sarcophaguses had been stationed in front of the palace waiting for the procession to start.


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Bali Travel News

Bali`s 30th arts festival to be held next June-July
Apr 15, 2008

Denpasar (ANTARA News) - The 30th annual Bali Arts Festival (PKB) will be held on June 14-July 12, head of the local cultural office Nyoman Nikanaya said on Tuesday.

“The number of local and foreign participants is increasing, showing that the event has got national and international recognition,” he said.

He said this year`s theme would be “Citta Wretti Nirodha” or a self-controlling behavior toward the balance and harmony.

Some 22 provinces and 12 arts troupe from eight countries have conformed to participate in the event, he added.

The festival was initiated by the late Prof Dr Ida Bagus Mantra in 1978.

This year festival will be held in conjunction with the province`s 50th anniversary and the 100th of the National Awakening Day as well as the Visit Indonesia Year 2008. (*)

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Bali Travel Forum

Gamelan Gita Asmara's
April 12th, 2008

Please have a look at Gamelan Gita Asmara's classy new
site!...lovingly designed by our own Andrea MacDonald.

And if you happen to be on Quadra Island (off northern Vancouver
Island) on April 26, or in Vancouver (the city) on May 3 and 4, come
hear us play. We're doing a Lotring classic (Jagul), Kebyar Gandrung
(with Putu Widiantini), Baris (with Kadek Suriana), Legong Lasem
(with Tomoko Tahara and Azalia Musa), Tabuh Gita Asmara (by Wayan
Sudirana) and Banyuari (by yours truly).

ANY old time you're in Vancouver, get in touch with me and we can get
together, you can visit a rehearsal, anything. We're real friendly.

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Hotel Press Releases

Kayumanis Private Villa & Spa
Jl. Yoga Perkanti,, Jimbaran, Bali - Indonesia

Kayumanis Food Fertival 2 - 3 May 2008

The Balinese Chefs from all Kayumanis and the gangsa will join force to taje diners on a journey that excites the senses and transcends culinary boundaries. The menu will focus on island fresh produce with a hint of local artistry. Both evenings will take place in a charming garden setting that recreates the ambiance of a Balinese market. A performance of traditional dance and music will set the mood for an enriching evening ahead.

Price at just Rp. 650.000 ++/person, every reservation for a minimum of 2 diners will receive a complimentary bottle of wine.

The Kayumanis Culinary Journey Packages is available exclusively during this event.

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