Friday, December 16, 2011

Australian Consulate Bali

If you are Australian and looking for Australian Consulate In Bali, below are the details :

Adress
Jalan Tantular, No. 32,
Renon,
Denpasar,
Bali 80234
Indonesia

Postal Adress
PO Box 3243
Denpasar Bali

Phone : +62 361 241 118
Fax     : +62 361 221 195


The Consulate is open 8:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday, except for public holidays.

Consular & Passport - 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Visas and Migration - 8:30am to 12:00pm (telephone enquiries can be made from 08:30am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm).


The Australian Consulate-General public holidays for 2012 are:
2 January          (Monday)          In lieu of New Years Day
26 January        (Thursday)       Australia Day
01 February      (Wednesday)   Galungan (Hindu Bali holiday)
23 March           (Friday)            Nyepi Day
6 April                (Friday)           Good Friday
9 April                (Monday)         Easter Monday
17 May               (Thursday)      Ascension Day
11 June              (Monday)        Queen’s Birthday
17 August           (Friday)          Indonesian Independence Day
20 August           (Monday)        Idul Fitri
29 August           (Wednesday) Galungan (Hindu Bali holiday)
24 December      (Monday)       Additional DFAT Holiday
25 December      (Tuesday)      Christmas Day
26 December      (Wednesday) Boxing Day

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Kamasan Art Village Will be Opens


Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Indonesia, Mari Elka Pangestu will inaugurate the village of Kamasan, Bali, as a village of art.

"It will be held on Wednesday (14/12)," said Coordinator of Kampung BNI Art, I Gede Eka Wedasmara, while performing arts free treatment to the craftsmen in the village of Kamasan, Monday. He said with the launch of Kamasan village as a village of art, he hoped the village which is famous for its distinctive art of painting Kamasan will be more familiar to many tourists.

The artwork is still enshrined in the historic building Kertagosa within approximately 40 Kilometers from the city of Denpasar. In addition to painting Kamasan, one of the typical souvenirs of the area is “kepeng” (Bali coin with hole inside) and various handicrafts from silver and gold.

"Hopefully it's an art craft activities more excited with the packaging as the village of Kamasan art," he said.

Meanwhile, specific to the activities of free treatment, it involves hundreds of artisans in the tourist areas. According to Eka, the activities assist by BNI Bali and cooperate fully with the Department of Health Klungkung. In addition to free treatment is also conducted on the introduction of accident and health, also “Arja” art performances.

"This activity is done to improve the lives of the craftsmen," she said.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

ASEAN Fair 2011 Opening

Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono opens the ASEAN fair within the courtyard of Nusa Dua Convention Center, Bali, on Monday afternoon. The event can last for one month, at the side of the implementation of the nineteenth ASEAN Summit, twenty four October to twenty three November 2011.

I am happy to ask all the folks of South East Asian to require half within the celebration of the competition, he said.

The president states that the fair is as one of the ways that to implement the determination of ASEAN as a community-based organizations to strengthen the social and cultural pillars among ASEAN countries.

Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Mari Elka Pangestu says that this year the fair is held beneath the theme Hello ASEAN that signifies a heat welcome of Indonesian folks to their fellow ASEAN members.

As Chairman of ASEAN of the year, Indonesia initiated the ASEAN truthful Indonesia 2011 as a venue where cultural and inventive economy in South East Asia is exhibited along, he said.

According to Mari, culture is an integral facet to unify the state and among nations in order that through the universal language of culture Indonesia would love to provide special acknowledgment to the ASEAN identity and therefore the association of the ASEAN community.

ASEAN fair can show the wealthy heritage of cultural diversity, history, and society of the country members that create us one community, he said.

The launching of the ASEAN fair 2011 is conducted at Bali Tourism Development Center (BTDC), Nusa Dua and attended by the Minister for Coordination of the Economic Affairs Hatta Rajasa, Bali Governor I created Mangku Pastika, Regent of Badung Anak Agung Gde Agung and the ambassadors of ASEAN country member and partners.

The inauguration is marked by beating Bali “kentongan” (bali traditional alarm) and followed by a procession of “Bleganjur” (one of Bali’s traditional song by gamelan) and “ogoh-ogoh” (hand made giant figure) carrying the emblem Hello ASEAN furthermore because the parade of ten floats representing ten ASEAN countries. The procession is additionally enlivened by thirty Indonesia percussion and thirty Indonesia dancers and closed by acrobatic air show sponsored by the Ministry of Defense.

Meanwhile in Jakarta, a large flag representing ten country members of ASEAN are going to be marched toward the National Monument on October thirtieth.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Obama's Arrival Give Positive Image For Bali Tourism

U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to attend the ASEAN Summit in Bali in November 2011. Obama's arrival is believed to bring a positive image for Bali and Indonesia generally.

"The arrival of President Obama is believed to foster the trust of the international community of the security aspects of Indonesia and Bali as a host," said a member of Commission IV DPRD Bali, Tjokorda Raka Kerthyasa, in Denpasar.

According Kerthyasa Cok, this will mean very positive. Not only good for tourism in Bali, but also for Indonesia. That is, Indonesian security is unquestionable and Bali is considered very special.

Therefore, Cok Kerthyasa hope that trust should not be wasted. Therefore, the trust does not come just like that. Bali itself begin the long process that can be trusted internationally. Moreover, the arrival of Obama is certain to further catapulted the name of Bali in the international world.

Cok Kerthyasa said another impact of Obama's arrival is the growth of tourism and the economy of Bali. Both of these aspects will improve the living standard of the people of Bali. "Many of the positive impact brought about by the coming of the president. Examples Julia Robert's time to Bali just getting familiar with the international Bali, especially Ubud. Moreover, President Obama. It must stimulate the economy of Bali," said Puri Ubud this figure.

President Obama has twice scheduled to visit Bali. However, he failed to set foot on the island. This time, the public hope that Obama really come to Bali.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Obama Visit Bali in November 2011

U.S. President Barack Obama will visit the island of Bali and Australia mid-November, the White House said on Monday (9/12/2011). His visit to Bali would be the second visit to Indonesia, where he spent his childhood. Obama's visit to Indonesia earlier in November last year is a series of trips to Asia.

Meanwhile, a visit to Australia will be the first after twice canceled last year due to problems in the domestic U.S.

Obama will be in Australia from November 16 to 17 after hosting the annual summit of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation in the kelahirnya, Hawaii, and will travel to Bali to attend the East Asia Summit, said the White House.

According to the White House, in Australia which is one of the closest U.S. partners in the Asia-Pacific, Obama will attend the 60th anniversary of the ANZUS alliance and held talks with Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on cooperation to promote global economic growth, trade, and employment growth. Obama canceled a visit to Australia in March 2010 in order to remain the U.S. in order to encourage health improvement plan through Congress. Another canceled a planned visit in June last year so he could handle an oil spill that leaked from the BP drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Suluban Beach

Enjoying the wonder of the sunset on the beach it might not be bored, particularly accompanied with white sand, towering cliffs and therefore the crashing waves were high. Suluban beach located between Padang-Padang Beach and Pura Ulu Watu. The beach is best referred to as Blue purpose Beach close to this beach as a result of there's a Blue purpose hotel is incredibly acknowledge, the hotel conjointly been used to shooting advertising a complete drinks, starring Miss Universe. To induce to the current beach, initial to pay IDR 3,000 for a motorized vehicle before getting into the parking space. To induce to the beach, we tend to had to descend some stairs in between the stalls and caves. And when arriving at rock bottom, we tend to should experience the halls sort of a cave.

Following up on the beach, the wonder is presented sufficient to pay the struggle down the steps, terraced levels. The beach wasn't too crowded, thus we tend to are additional unengaged to get pleasure from the wonder of this beach. Not occasionally the wonder of this beach is employed because the location of pre wedding photo shoot. On the beach is additionally ready to realize a masseuse services located round the coast. The high rocks surrounding the beach and therefore the notches that protrudes into the within, creating it increasingly enticing beach viewed from any angle. Moreover, if the ocean water is receding, you'll be able to realize a basin like swimming pool, where several native children wish to swim here.

Not abundant totally different from alternative beaches within the island of Bali, the waves is additionally quite difficult for the surfers. However to induce a reasonably smart waves, the surfers got to swim with a surfboard toward the center. They conjointly had to fight against irregular waves on the beach, of course, to induce the waves are high enough. Even typically, they need to surf among a jellyfish that roam in between waves. In fact, a jellyfish’s sting are issued when touched.

If barely to get pleasure from the panoramic great thing about the Blue purpose, there are several places that may be selected, that solely began to supply soft drink, café or bar that's on top of the cliff. This beach may be known as a Caucasian village, nearly each finish of the beach and therefore the café is crammed by those Caucasians. If one needs to remain, within the space round the coast there are many hotels, villas and lodging conjointly with varying costs.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Diving in Sulawesi

Diving holidays in Sulawesi is outlined by beautiful coral reefs, small critters and premier underwater ecosystems. This can be where the formation of abundant diving started. Usually, dives here don't seem to be terribly deep however happen in black sand areas that create low visibility levels. Located in north central Indonesia, the island of Sulawesi sits at the guts of the coral triangle, a section that's believed to possess the very best diversity of marine life on earth. This makes Sulawesi a high diving location.

Spending diving holidays in Sulawesi can allow you to begin your journey on Bunaken Island. Here, you'll be able to see the best wall diving within the world. There are plunging reef walls that descend to many meters filled with marine life. This diving web site enables you to relax as you'll pass an endless wall of dense tropical reef through this drift. Whereas you're enjoying this, you'll be surrounded by circling reef sharks and patrolling mackerel and jacks. You'll be able to additionally marvel at the sweetness of the colorful reef scape. Bunaken additionally has the National Park Bunaken, a section surrounded by dramatic reef walls. At the tip of the star like arms of Sulawesi, you'll be able to read pinnacles blanketed in soft corals, tranquil coral gardens and black sand slopes.

When you feel glad with the awesome diving holidays in Bunaken, you'll be able to move to the Japanese portion of Lembeh Strait, Asia's critter diving capital. Here, you'd discover how evolution has run wild with all wonderful creatures competing as predator and prey. The black sand slopes don't seem to be very picturesque however the inhabitants are obtaining the imagination of various from everywhere the globe. Lembeh Island is unspoilt and a virtually excellent diving spot. The location is sweet for novice with over thirty diver sites, whereas the wonderful creatures can reward versed divers and underwater photographer. Lembeh strait provides a broad vary of top-quality. The world is best for divers who are with hopes to be told underwater photography and lots of magnificent angles which will be shot.

As a whole, the landscape of Sulawesi is stuffed with lush land scenery and underwater. Your itinerary can surely be stuffed with exotic and strange sounding locations. The region is exploratory in nature and can surely take you to unknown corners of the world. If you're the type who like to get off the crushed track, Sulawesi is that the right destination for you.

A plan for diving holidays in Sulawesi can surely be an expertise that is price remembering.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Bali Starling (Jalak Bali)

Bali Starling (Leucopsar rothschildi) may be a style of warbler-sized, approximately 25cm in length, from the tribe Sturnidae. Bali Starling has special characteristics that have white fur everywhere his body except at the tip of the tail and wings are colored black. The cheeks aren't lined with feathers, bright blue and therefore the feet are grayish. Male and feminine birds are similar.

Endemic to Indonesia, Bali Starling is barely found within the woods west of the island of Bali. This bird is additionally the sole species endemic Bali and in 1991 was named the fauna image of Bali Province. The existences of endemic animals are reserved.

Bali Starling was 1st discovered in 1910. Scientific Names Bali Starling named when the British animal knowledgeable, Walter Rothschild, because the 1st to explain this species into the planet of information in 1912.
Because of the attractive and chic look, Bali starling bird became one in every of the foremost in demand by collectors and bird fancier. Illegal arrest, loss of forest habitat, moreover because the space is found to be terribly restricted bird inflicting the bird population is rapidly shrinking and endangered species in a very short time. To stop this to happen, most zoos round the world run the Bali starling breeding program.

Bali Starling standing as critically assessed within the IUCN Red List and listed in CITES Appendix I.

The characteristic of Bali Starling is stated as follows:
- Most of the Bali starling feathers pure white, except the tip of tail feathers and black wings.
- Dark brown eyes, the world round the eyelids, lint with a dark blue color.
- Bali Starling bird includes a stunning crest, either on the sex of male and females.
- Bali Starling includes a foot grey blue with four fingers (1 and three back to front).
- With an extended pointy beak 2-5 cm, with a particular type that at the highest there's a flattened elevation upright. Beak color blackish grey with a yellow tip brown.
- Troublesome to differentiate the Bali Starling bird body size of males and females, however normally the males slightly larger and includes a longer pigtail.
- Bali Starling has egg-shaped oval bluish-green with the longest average diameter of three cm and therefore the smallest diameter of two cm.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Penglipuran Village

Penglipuran traditional village located in the Bangli district within 45 miles of the city of Denpasar, the village also very easy to reach. It is situated on Main Street Kintamani - Bangli. This is beautiful village, the beauty can be felt upon entering the village area. In the area of “Catus Pata” that is entering the boundary area of Desa Adat Penglipuran, there are village hall, community facilities and open space for landscaping which is the welcome area.

This village is one of the rural areas in Bali which has a regular arrangement of the traditional village structure, the combination of the traditional order with plenty of open spaces of beautiful landscaping makes this village represent the nuances of Bali in ancient times. Physical arrangement and structure of the village could not be separated from the culture that were held by Indigenous people and culture of its people Penglipuran also applicable to generation.

The advantages of this traditional village Penglipuran compared with other villages in Bali is, the front section houses a similar and uniform from the end of the main village to village downstream. Structured in such a tidy village where the main areas located higher and further decreased to the stricken area downstream. Apart form the same front, there is also uniformity in the form of materials to make the house. As for the soil material for the walls and roof made of bamboo for all the houses.

The village is located a bit high, so that the atmosphere was pretty cool. In addition to beautiful landscaping atmosphere, there also friendly villagers welcome the guests. Many tourists who come to enjoy the atmosphere of the village also see the craft in the houses. The crafts are made by the villagers. So for a long stay here is very enjoyable stay.

Indigenous villages including village Penglipuran perform rituals that many. While you do not have time to come on when the event above, you can enjoy the village atmosphere in the afternoon. Because at the time of the afternoon is generally the villagers out of the house after they finish doing their routine activities. They brand out to gather with each other villagers and the men removing their pet rooster, sometimes they do “Tajen” or chicken fight without the knife at roosters feet.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Family Holidays Abroad

Bali could be a good place for those that are on vacation with kids. Bring all of your family to explore the island. You all can love the natural surroundings, and it's undoubtedly simple to search out a baby sitter or someone to require care of your youngsters.
Kids club are offered in major hotels. Several hotels provide family area with kids discounts policy that is nice optional for family term. Bali villa is additionally an honest various for accommodation, that is currently becomes vacation trend in Bali. Largely one villa consists of quite one bedroom that caters for family.

Range of attractions which are friendly for kids will be conjointly simply found in Bali.

There are many children's activity in Bali, from surf, sand and beach activities; cultural activities like dancing, temple visits, and ancient Balinese life vogue experiences; journey activities like rafting, cycling, horse ride, dolphin/turtle tour elephant rides; and theme parks like Bali Bird Park, WaterBom Park, Bali Butterfly Park, etc.
Travelling with the family will be hassle- free and loaded with fun. There's no reason you shouldn’t bring the youngsters and also the entire family with you. Here are many tips you'll use for a simple, stress - free travel.

Plan with the whole family

Get every family member’s opinion on the places to travel. Youngsters find it irresistible once they become involved. Create a brief list of the places they need to go to and obtain the majority’s preference. Set up straightforward nevertheless fun activities for the full family to get pleasure from.

Distribute tasks

Help one another particularly when packing. Provide all a responsibility. You'll have your youngsters check on the first- aid kit, your husband to bring all bulky equipments and you are taking charge getting ready the food. This way, your load will be lessened and everybody would feel the importance of every one’s contribution.

Travel lightweight

Since most of the area of your automobile would be for folks, pack solely the essential stuff you want. If potential you'll rent strollers for the youngsters rather than carrying one. Transfer shampoos, mouthwash and also the like in tiny plastic containers rather than bringing the whole factor. Bear in mind that travelling lightweight doesn’t mean travelling incomplete. Carry all necessary stuff you would like to bring.

Secure your house

Since all of your relations are with you on the trip, you'll like better to rent a house sitter. If not, tell your neighbor to look out for the house for you. Unplug all electrical appliances and make sure to secure all door and windows.

Be safe

Always carry with you a medication kit for emergencies. This could embody aspirins, laxative, insect repellant, bandages, ointments and alcohol. a lot of importantly, bring enough pharmaceuticals if any of the relations is on medication. Bring enough to last for the whole length of the trip.

Bring in the fun

Take footage and videos to document your trip. Take turns in using the camera, this manner everybody can get a memorable shot taken. You'll take the photographs and place them in a very nice travel journal once you get home. This manner you'll get pleasure from the fun reminiscences as typically as you would like.

Remember that the whole objective of a family trip is to possess fun. Follow the short tips higher than and you'll head your thanks to an agreeable travel in Bali.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Lovina Beach



Lovina Beach is found about 10 km to the west of Singaraja, right on the most coast road which will take you the manner round the island. It’s a lot of a part than a definite destination, extremely being comprised of the little cities of Pemaron, Temukus, Kalisasem, Kalibukbuk, Anturan, and Tukad Mungga. This can be a far a lot of quiet stretch of coastline, and don’t come back craving for the active clubbing scene or wall-to-wall searching of different components of Bali.

The primary distinction here is one amongst geography. Bali’s north coast is on the Bali Ocean, that is sort of shallow and so usually while not the rough seas and infrequently giant waves like you may notice on the south-facing beaches of Bali. This suggests that hotels and restaurants are situated right on the water and oftentimes you'll be able to eat or have your hotel space simply on the opposite aspect of an occasional seawall. If being right close to the water means that lots to you, then you won’t get a lot of nearer than the Lovina beaches. Not having to fight traffic and cross streets packed with motorcycles and taxis to induce to the beach is additionally a true pleasure, particularly before your initial cup of low within the morning!

The beaches in Lovina tend to be of black volcanic sand, and you won’t notice huge sprawling expanses of sandy beach that you simply have on different components of the island. You furthermore won’t notice monumental waves here on the shore of the Bali Ocean, because it is way shallower than the southern beaches that face the Indian Ocean. What you may notice could be a placid ocean, particularly peaceful within the morning, and trust me, you may end up thinking that this can be specifically why you came to Bali.

A relatively tiny proportion of tourists who visit Bali create it up to the Lovina-Singaraja space. It’s too dangerous as a result of there's lots a lot of to Bali than searching and partying. If some serious relaxation was what you had in mind once you booked your trip, you would possibly notice it a lot of readily obtainable up on the north coast. it's been said that Lovina could be a little of a step back in time for tourists in Bali, before the traffic got dangerous and also the costs began to extremely rise. In some ways that, economically speaking, Bali’s north coast in all probability has the maximum amount in common with neighboring Java because it will the south finish of Bali: the pace is slower, and whereas some tourists may notice that boring, others undoubtedly notice that Lovina beaches are waiting to supply them with exactly the relaxed beach vacation that they have.

Lovina’s beaches have many hotel choices, and you only may notice higher worth for cash than you'd notice down in Kuta, particularly in high season (June-August, and December and January). Another factor that you simply can appreciate is that the shut proximity of your hotel to the water. It’s straightforward to seek out hotels that are between the ocean and also the main road, so you’ll will sit and eat your breakfast right on the ocean. Simply attempt doing that down in Kuta! having said that, you may wish to seek out an area that's set back a trifle from the street– less noise within the morning.

Dolphins are an enormous attraction within the Lovina Beach space. Stand up early in the future and rent a neighborhood guy with a ship to require you out craving for these beautiful creatures. No guarantees, however you have got pretty sensible possibilities of seeing dolphins, and though you don’t you’ll still get pleasure from being out on the water, with an excellent read of the north Bali coastline.
For regarding 400.000 rupiah from places like Sanur or Kuta you'll be able to get a driver to require you up over the beautiful mountains of Bali’s interior, through rice terraces and jungle and all the way down to Lovina Beach. Take an opportunity. You won’t regret it.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Beauty of Lake Beratan



Beratan Lake is a lake located in the area of Bedugul, Candikuning Village, District Baturiti, Tabanan, Bali. Beratan Lake is a caldera lake with an altitude of 1231 m above sea level, with an area of 3.8 km and maximum depth of 22 m. Volume is 0.049 km3 of lake water and it is a closed lake. Beratan is the easternmost lake between two other lakes namely Lake Tamblingan and Lake Buyan, which is a cluster of twin lakes inside a huge caldera. Lake Bratan is quite special, located in the highlands, causing the place is very cool and sometimes in the blanket of fog.

In the middle of the lake there is a temple complex called Ulun Danu Temple, which is a shrine to the Goddess Danu as the giver of fertility. Water temples serve the entire region in the outflow area; downstream there are many smaller water temples that are specific to each irrigation association. The complex in the lake was built in 1633 which spread across several islands. Meru, with eleven roofs dedicated to Shiva and his wife Parvati. Buddha was also a place in the temple of the Hindu god.

The lake is located in Tabanan regency and Denpasar can be reached from the road - Singaraja in the travel time of approximately one and a half hour. Travelers can access the Lake Beratan through dock supplied or stopped around Ulun Danu Beratan. Here, tourists can perform a variety of water recreational activities can also be done here for example a motor boat ride around the lake, parasailing, wooden boat (canoeing), banana boating, and others. Lake Beratan also provides a variety of charm and adequate accommodation.

Apart from tourist boats, you can just sit down to enjoy the beauty of the lake or try fishing from the shore. Sitting on a bamboo deck, you can try your luck fishing or just a joke to get a laugh with friends or family. Do not forget to bring your camera and get many pictures as you want.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Agro Tourism Village in Bali

There is no less than 10 cultivars of Bali snake fruit (Salak Bali). In general, the excess salak bali that stands out is sweet and small seeds. The fruit is oval, has scaly skin and yellow slightly brown color. It feels special, very sweet and crunchy texture. Seeds are also small and usually numbered 1-2 in each fruit. Bali snake fruit size is relatively small.

If you want to enjoy Salak Bali directly from the tree, you should try to visit the agro-tourism
Sibetan village. This village famous for its snake fruit, located in Karangasem, east Bali, exactly in the District Bebandem-about 83 km from Denpasar or 15 km from Amlapura.

As one tourist destination in Karangasem, Sibetan Village offers a panoramic view of nature (agro tourism). Situated at an altitude of 400-600 m above sea level, with an average temperature of 20 º -30 º C, the average rainfall is 1567 mm-20 000 mm per year. The climate is cool and fresh air makes this plant suitable to grow in this area. The fruits which produced by this village is renowned as the Salak Bali which has its own flavor and different kind of fruit from other regions in Indonesia.

That is why it was developed as an agro tourism village. Here tourists can find a variety of flavors and vegetation of snake fruit. The extent of Salak garden in this area is also interesting to watch.
Approximately 81.12% Sibetan area, which is 1.125 million hectares, is converted into a garden of snake fruit. Thus, about 14 varieties of salak vegetation can be found in this area. Tourists can watch the process of harvesting the fruits, including marketing.

source : berita bali

Friday, July 29, 2011

Bali Rice Terraces : Jatiluwih





Jati luwih is one of tourist attraction with a fine looking panorama. Variation of panoramic rice terraces, steps against the background of wooded mountains, is categorized as natural attractions are as exciting to Kintamani and Lake Batur.
Jatiluwih have cool air being located at an altitude of 7000 meters on top of ocean level. Additionally to its natural potential, Jatiluwih have the potential cultural story of historical events, particularly the development of a temple that connection with the name of one powerful king Ida Dalem Waturenggong Gelgel (1460-1551).
This tourist attraction is found forty eight km from Denpasar. It is located twenty eight km north of Tabanan city. Also had visited by local and foreign tourist who wants to relish the cool and the beauty expanse of rice terraces.
Jatiluwih is a true nature as a tourist attraction has been known since the Dutch power Bali (1910-1942). However the road that connects to the site is broken, then not all the tourists who visit there relish the attractive panorama. Poorly maintained condition lasted till 1970 and thereafter with the assistance of presidency funds, infrastructure development increasing attention. It seems that asphalt roads are engineered that may elevate the name Jatiluwih to be natural attractions for guests.
The tourist attraction has been equipped with parking facilities, toilets, and gazebos. Around the object has been engineered many restaurant in getting ready food and drink service. Roads are becoming upgraded in order that vehicles will enter from the east path is thru the T-junction of Pacung towards Jatiluwih.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Ecotourism Development Programs in Manado

Manado local government allocated Rp 98.5 billion to support development programs based ecotourism in the next five years, from 2010.

"The funding of this magnitude we needed to build and develop public facilities based on ecotourism in Manado start from Bunaken District until Malalayang Distric, also the government has already made pre tourism development design the next five years," said Deputy Mayor of Manado, Alfredo Benfica Mangindaan. From this pre-design of tourism the government hoped it would improve the social life based ecotourism Manado, especially to create a green and fun city for everyone who came to this city.

To this Mangindaan say, a number of designs have been prepared, such as: to build the “Raja Laut” Monument, Tongkaina District. Construction of tourist centers in Tuminting and Bunaken to further highlight the coastal areas, and construction of tourist center in Malalayang complete with supporting facilities and the development of religious tourism sites “Bukit Goa” on Mount Tumpa.

"In fact there are still plans to build several other tourist sites which equipped with supporting facilities, to provide convenience to citizens and all visitors to Manado," said Mangindaan.

Other jobs that will be undertaken by the government for Tuminting-Bunaken are concrete construction (north and south side), breaking wave pilings (north and south side), some buildings and dock.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

History of Tanah Lot Temples



According to legend, this temple was designed by a Brahmin who wanders from Java. He is a successful Hindu Priest called Dang Hyang Nirartha. He was strengthened the assumption of the Balinese Hinduism and build six important temples which protected Bali Island on the sixteenth century. At that point the ruler of Tanah Lot, Bendesa Beraben, jealous of him as a result of his followers began to go away and follow Nirartha.
Bendesa Beraben told the priest to go away from Tanah Lot. Nirartha agreed and before leaving Tanah Lot, with his strength he moved huge stones to the center of the beach (not into the sea) and designed temples there.
He also modified her scarf into a snake to be temple’s guard. The snake continues to be there nowadays and scientifically this snake, as well as species of ocean snakes that have a characteristic flat tail sort of a fish, striped yellow and black color has three times tougher venom than cobra. The end of the legend states that Bendesa finally turned to Nirartha’s follower.


North of this site there's a temple situated on a cliff jutting into the ocean. This cliff connect with the land and formed sort of a bridge, arched so. If you go all the way down to the beach between the cliffs and Tanah Lot, then in an exceedingly explicit month you'll see my version of the best sunset. Sun red ball are right within the holed cliff. Looks like an eye that tired observing the globe. Unfortunately this scene only happens in sure months when the sun is sinking inclined to the north.

Want to Shopping? Come to These Places


Shopping could be a terribly famous activity for tourists. You can find retailers everywhere in Bali within the hope of obtaining numerous tourist guests as customers! I've return up with eight destinations for you to go to. The more important is you can give direct effect for local merchant.
Denpasar
Denpasar being the capital of Bali is that the main "market" for the Balinese. Kumbasari market, that is nearby Badung River, is that the biggest ancient market. It is the right place to induce an insight into the standard Indonesia market where native individuals do their daily searching. Fruit, vegetables and meat is found within the basement; on the second level is that the place for spices and dried goods; whereas household wares, clothing, art and craft is on the third level. Here you'll get a awfully sensible worth if you are sensible in bargaining. To seek out handicrafts, shoe retailers and restaurants, you'll head towards the northern a part of Gajah Mada Street. To the east is Sulawesi Street, where you can get textiles and materials. On either side of Sulawesi Street, you'll notice retailers providing household wares. The realm here is incredibly colorful with every type of fabric from the standard "songket" (cloth woven with strands of gold or silver) to modern-day stretchy and glossy material. Why not get your cloth by the meter and have a suit or dress created up by an area tailor. On the west aspect of the market is that the place for locals to shop for coconut leaf and ceremonial provides. Within the southern half is Hasanudin Street where you can see gold and jewelry retailers, tourists are invariably welcome.
Ubud
Ubud is well-known for fine arts with international commonplace. This can be where you'll get the most effective Balinese culture arts and crafts. Highly-regarded art galleries like Sumertha, Neka, Agung Rai, Rudana and Sika are highly counseled. Massive names like Hans Snel and Antonio Blanco is suggested too but they will be very expensive.
The Kuta space
As a world village most of the retailers and restaurants here are for tourist market. You'll notice handicrafts, clothing, jewelries, CDs, furniture and leather crafts on either side of the road. However you'll conjointly see several street hawkers with their varied offerings along the road. If you are doing not wish to shop for something from them, don't create eye contact and don't ever examine their merchandise, for if you are doing, they'll follow you along the road and pester you to shop for one thing.
Batubulan
This place provides various sculptures made from stone. You'll notice varied quite sculptures here starting from ancient to minimalist, little to massive, low-cost to expensive :) The craftsmen will sculpt random and custom orders and even ship them to your home address back in your country.
Sukawati
This space is in style to buy for Balinese arts. If you raise the locals where to induce the most cost effective Balinese arts and crafts, Sukawati are going to be their answer. Besides arts and crafts, you'll conjointly notice statues, paintings, cloth, Balinese jewelries and conjointly Balinese ceremonial desires,
Tegalalang
Here you can find wood carvings of flowers, objects and additional are displayed gracefully along the road. Various woodcarvings is found during this village and its nearby neighborhoods at low-cost prices! Here's the place to essentially master the art of bargaining.
Bona
The village to buy for something made from Bamboo! Yes practically everything from furniture to mats to window blinds! The villagers are dedicated at creating use of Bamboo for his or her crafts. You will be amazed at their talent and creativity!
Tenganan
This is where the native Balinese are located. The "Bali Aga" village in Karangasem, is that the solely village in Bali that produces the sought-after Balinese ancient textile called Geringsing. The material is all made from the encompassing nature. To method Geringsing cloth, ancient ways rooting back to the previous Balinese times are used. The material is incredibly delicate, sturdy and long-lasting therefore the expensive worth tags! No chemicals are utilized in the method and nice care is taken.