Bali 1928: Gamelan Gong Kebyar – A Sketch of the Time Period of these Recordings
In 1928 Bali was part of the Netherlands East Indies (now the Republic of Indonesia) but Bali’s rajas had not been entirely conquered until 1908. Kebyar emerged around the turn of the 20th century in North Bali’s Buléléng region, which came under Dutch control beginning in 1849 after forces loyal to the Balinese king of Lombok and allied with the Dutch killed the celebrated military leader and chief minister of Buléléng, Gusti Ktut Jlantik, along with the king of Buléléng and the king of Karangasem, East Bali. At the time Bali had eight kings and their own internecine struggles for power allowed the Dutch to play one kingdom against another. Economic control was the goal but Dutch efforts to morally justify their conquest centered on the Balinese slave trade (which Holland had long benefited from) and widow sacrifice associated with royal cremations. One by one the kingdoms collapsed under Dutch attack: Lombok in 1894, Badung (Denpasar) in 1906 and Klungkung in 1908...

Mount Rinjani
Mount Rinjani or Gunung Rinjani is an active volcano in Indonesia on the island of Lombok. It rises to 3,726 m (12,224 ft), making it the third highest volcano in Indonesia, and similar in height to Mount Fuji. The first historical eruption occurred in September 1847. The most recent eruption of Mount Rinjani was on 10 May 2009. The volcano had started erupting again on 27 April 2009, and the mountain was closed as the eruptions intensified with plumes of smoke and ash as high as 8,000 m. [1]


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Bali Travel News

International Conference and Festival on North Bali Culture
August 3rd, 2009

BULELENG: The International Conference and Festival on North Bali Culture was opened Thursday at Lovina by the Culture and Tourism Ministry’s director for overseas marketing, I Gde Pitana.

The four-day gathering of local and international scholars will discuss the cultural heritage of the region, featuring diverse sessions, from ancient literature to contemporary trends in IT.

Pitana said that since ancient time, the region and its residents had always possessed a fascinating level of cultural openness.

“The people of Buleleng have an ability to absorb foreign influences into their own culture. This cultural openness has given birth to a rich and varied cultural heritage,” he said. - JP

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The Segara Condhotel
Jln. Segara Windu No 1, Pratama,, 80361, Tanjung Benoa, Bali - Indonesia

The Segara

A luxury condo-hotel in Tanjung Benoa that offers the perfect combination; The ambiance of a residence with the amenities and services of an upscale hotel. We are conveniently located in the South point of Bali; next to the major 5* hotels, such as Conrad, the Melia hotel and many others.

Close to all main attractions in Bali, with the Benoa beach at our door step and the magnificent views of the Indian Ocean, a 4 stories contemporary building with 15 apartments and a total of 29 rooms, making an ideal destination for business and leisure. We offer our guests exceptional, personalized service.

We hope that a stay with us will evoke luxury, style and relaxation and leave you wanting to return soon. The Segara Condhotel; a 4* of its kind at a yet affordable price. We know that traveling can be stressful at times and our goal is to make your stay with us a memorable and comfortable one.

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Villa Puncak Pesona

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