The Road to Bali
In 1952, when I was six years old, I saw the movie The Road to Bali, starring Bob Hope and Bing Crosby, the sixth of their seven Road pictures. It was
wonderfully funny, in the style of the times, employing puns and parody, singing and slapstick, thoroughly entertaining the audience. I watched the film at the old Palace Theater, a place inextricably entwined with good memories of Childress and childhood, and felt an immediate “pull” toward Bali and the beginnings of a lifelong conviction that one day, some day, I had to go there. Fifty-two years later, I did. And it was everything … and so much more … than I had dreamed.

Bali Conference and Festival “North Balinese Culture”
The town of Singaraja, sitting on the north coast of Bali, will host the conference and festival « North Balinese Culture », to be held from July 30th to August 2nd, 2009. Its projected goal is to study the cultural heritage and artistic identity of the Buleleng regency, as well as to stimulate the revitalization of its artistic activity, particularly its performing arts.

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Bali Travel News

Tourists flood favorite spots in Bali
June 24th, 2009

Hundreds of local visitors were spending their holidays in Kertalangu art village near Sanur resort as school holidays started last weekend.

The island of Bali has been a popular holiday site for school students and their families living in the Java and Lombok islands.

It would be a lucrative month for owners of small-scale to starred hotels on the island, which is now also hosting foreign visitors during their summer holidays.

A group of school students from Surabaya were seen playing with canoes and small boats in Sanur beach.

“We have been here since dawn to witness the beautiful sunrise in Sanur beach,” exclaimed Devianti, a student from Surabaya.

Sanur is famous for its quieter holiday spots with pristine beaches like Sindu beach, Semawang beach, Sunrise beach and Padang Galak beach. Unlike Kuta resort area, which is filled with glamorous star hotels, night clubs, cafes and other entertainment centers, Sanur offers more cultured-based activities. It is home to many art museums and galleries.

Wayan Dayung, beach guard coordinator at Sanur beach, said during school holidays, he had to work hard to monitor water activities.

“We have limited numbers of guards to monitor students and visitors spending holidays here.”

He said many children and adults could not swim well, while sometimes there were currents under the water that might endanger visitors.

In addition to Sanur, local visitors would go to other interesting places like Garuda Wisnu Kencana cultural park in Jimbaran, Bedugul resort in Tabanan regency and Kintamani resort in Bangli.

Nyoman Punia said school holidays have always brought fortune to local shop owners, travel businesses, souvenir sellers and even parking attendants.

“I just collect Rp 200,000 per day. But during holidays, I can get as much as Rp 1 million a day. What a blessing.”

At Kertalangu art village, dozens of children, mostly city children, looked happy and enthusiastic when they were asked to plant seeds on a plot of rice field located within the village’s complex, some 5 kilometers from Denpasar.

The village was designed to maintain “rural flavor” amid the busy city of Denpasar. The complex comprises hectares of paddy fields, jogging tracks, horse riding and other sports and leisure facilities.

It is also equipped with handicraft workshops, restaurants and fishing ponds.

Wayan Toha Putra, a staff member at the village’s management, said Kertalangu provides outdoor activities for children and teenagers.

“They can learn to plant paddy seeds or go fishing.”

They can also fly kites and ride horses. For art lovers, local artisans were ready to assist them.

“There are ceramic classes or painting workshops,” he said.

Anita, from Bandung, West Java, said she had never thought of visiting such a place in Denpasar.


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Hotel Press Releases

Amandari Resort
Desa Kedewatan,, 80571, Ubud, Bali - Indonesia

Amandari's 20th Anniversary



Amandari is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a series of special events throughout the year. Timed with the full moon of each month, these events will begin in April and extend through October 2009. From exhibitions on Balinese textiles, painting, wood carving and photography to traditional dance performances, children’s dance and gamelan instruction and a viewing of distinctive films, guests will have an opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich heritage of Bali’s artistic and cultural legacy.

June, 2009

Saturday June 6th, 2009
Evening: lecture on contemporary Balinese society. Exhibit on contemporary paintings by Ida Bagus Indra, a promising young artist from Denpasar.

Sunday June 7th, 2009 full moon
Morning : meditation at Amandari’s house temple
Afternoon : full moon prayer & blessing with Amandari’s house priest
Evening : performance by Amandari’s children’s dance & gamelan troupe

Monday, June 8th, 2009
Evening : viewing of pre war film of old Bali from Amandari cultural collection

July, 2009

Monday July 6th, 2009
Evening : lecture on the Keris – traditional sacred dagger valued for their supernatural and magical qualities.

Exhibit the Keris throughout the month

Tuesay, July 7th, 2009 Full moon
Morning : meditation at Amandari’s house temple Afternoon : full moon prayer & blessing with Amandari’s house priest Evening : performance by Amandari’s children’s dance & gamelan troupe

Wednesday, July 9th, 2009
Evening : viewing of vintage film on Balinese music & dance

The calendar of events in Amandari Resort will be continued until October, 2009.


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