Mekare kare, Tenganan Village

Symbolic Mekare kare (duel between two young men, who is respective armed with two pieces of thorny pandanous leaves on the right hand and an armour made of plaited rattan on the left), held at South Block (Patemu Kelod), at 04.00 pm. while swinging rituals on the ancient swing attended by maidens and little girls in their finest traditional dress at 06.00 pm and ended with prayer at Pura Banjar.

The Ancient Survival: The Bali Aga

At one time the island was populated by pure Indonesians, an ancient people who filed and blackened their teeth. They lived in small communities, family clans ruled by a council of elders who acted as the priests of their religion. Their cult centred in the worship of the powerful spirits of nature, and especially those of their ancestors, with whom they continued to live, a great family of both the dead and the living. Occasionally, by means of mediums and sacrifices, they brought their ancestral spirits down to this earth to protect them. They buried their dead or simply abandoned them in the jungle to be carried away by the spirits, and it is possible that they even ate parts of the bodies in order to absorb the magic power inherent in their ancient headmen.


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Tabanan, Bali - Indonesia

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Bali Travel News

Good news from Bali
Jun 07, 2006

Good news from Bali (Special Report: Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo 2006)MELBOURNE –Australian incentives demand for Bali should start returning within one year at the longest, according to Ida Bagus Lolec, managing director, PT. Pacific World Nusantara, Bali.He based this on the feedback from a recent fam trip. “Last week we looked after 12 travel agents composed of regional wholesalers as well as incentive houses from Melbourne to Bali. When they were leaving Bali, they were crying. They were saying why people back in Australia treat Bali like that. The reason was because they came and they found the infrastructure there, security there and the people were still smiling. They felt that it wasn’t fair,” he said.There are indications that travels to Bali has started to recover. He cited his personal experience with fully booked flights.As far as the Australian travel volume to Bali normalising, Lolec said that this would only happen once the Australian government lifts its travel advisory on Indonesia.

Kuta Karnival to go on in Bali in September
Jun 06, 2006

BALI – The Kuta Karnival which was previously cancelled will carry on this September to revive Bali’s tourism.This year’s Kuta Karnival will be Bali’s fourth year anniversary and held between 16 to 24 September.

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Hotel Press Releases

Nikko Bali Resort & Spa
Jl. Raya Nusadua Selatan, 80363, Nusa Dua, Bali - Indonesia

Stunning Wedding Chapel for Nikko Bali Resort & Spa

Nusa Dua – Bali, June 2006… Nikko Bali Resort & Spa in conjunction with Bridal House Tutu from Japan are delighted to announce that an exclusive cliff top wedding chapel is currently under construction at the resort.

Capturing a sweeping 180 degree view of ocean scenery, this magnificent spilt-level glass structure will provide an intimate setting for couples to exchange wedding and commitment vows. Bathed in natural sunlight, the chapel is a statement in contemporary design and personifies the vibrant ambiance of tropical Bali.

Named WIWAHA, which means marriage that normally used by the royal family in ancient Sanskrit, the chapel will have an indoor capacity to accommodate 30 seated guests for a formal wedding service and 50 guests for a standing cocktail style reception. There will also be ample outdoor space of a grassed terrace and Balinese gateway for more traditional photo opportunities.

WIWAHA will provide one of the most romantic backdrops in Bali for couples to celebrate their unity as husband and wife in front of an audience of friends, family and loved ones. It will complement all of the other facilities available at Nikko Bali Resort & Spa and help promote the island of Bali as an idyllic wedding and honeymoon destination.

Due for completion at the end of August 2006, WIWAHA will stand perched over the crystal waters of the Indian Ocean as a dedication to the spirit of love.

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