Posted on November 16th, 2012
A private villa sounds so expensive. Yet if you know what exactly you will get by staying in a private villa in Bali you will realize that the rate per night is really value for the money. In a super opulent hotel you still need to share some public facilities such as pool and garden with other visitors though you have some extra facilities in the room. Sometimes for some people this situation is annoying; you cannot be your self completely during holiday in Bali. The reason why many people come to Bali during holidays is to enjoy what Bali has to offer from natures to cultures completely. It is better if you can be yourself during spend some times ...
Posted on November 13th, 2012
BALI: Indonesia is commonly referred to as the "most populous Muslim country in the world", but its people have a wide variety of beliefs.
Some can be traced back to ancient kingdoms that once ruled the land and so it is with Hinduism in Bali.
One temple, in particular, stands as a testament to the religious harmony that's existed for hundreds of years.
Pura Langgar is an ancient Hindu temple, just an hour's drive from Denpasar.
Unique to this 16th century temple is a prayer room for Muslim visitors - a feature that stands as a showcase to the religious harmony that has existed in Bali for over 400 years.
Pura Langgar caretaker Ida I Dewa Gede Oka Nurjaya said: "We must remember that residents ...
Posted on October 31st, 2012
Luxury beachfront resort Conrad Bali has extended its raft of first-class promotional offers with the launch of its Free & Easy package, with simple yet irresistible offers focused on dining and spa pampering.
Following on from the successful launch of its Suite Escape package - where this exclusive sanctuary offered guests the chance to relax and recharge in one of Bali's most luxurious and private Suites, while connecting guests to a world of personalised privilege and pampering - Free & Easy makes enjoying this world-class resort's facilities uncomplicated and simply unmissable.
By booking the Free & Easy package guests will enjoy a free one-hour massage in the resort's exclusive spa for two people. Balinese traditions have been a source of inspiration behind ...
Posted on October 23rd, 2012
You are international travellers. You know what standards to demand. You know what the best is.
So what luxury stays do you like in Bali?
I wasn't interested in the lists put out by companies. I wasn't interested in the predictable … what "should be" in a list of 10 luxury stays in Bali. I was interested in where you stay when you are looking for something special. What you like. What you think is good.
For some time, I have been asking the question of the trusted WA people that I know and meet. So, there's no marketing science behind it, but this list has formed. It isn't definitive (these aren't the only luxury stays in Bali, of course), it isn't even ...
Posted on October 17th, 2012
Bali is no longer a paradise and flourishing art and cultural hub where numerous painters, scholars and artists explore every aspect of the Balinese lives that have inspired their remarkable works.
Times have changed. For the majority of tourists, Bali is now just one more tropical island with white sands, dramatic sea views and luxury resorts and villas; only a very few of the tourists show a deep interest in the island’s rich cultural heritage.
As a prominent academic who has been researching and studying Balinese society, arts and culture for more than three decades, Adrian Vickers, professor of Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Sydney, shared his concerns with Bali Daily on the island’s tourism drives.
“People do not come to ...
Posted on October 14th, 2012
Balinese food is very complex and even after visiting Bali a few times, I still didn't know exactly what Balinese cuisine was.
Real Balinese cooking is typically enjoyed at home, so you won't find it on hotel menus. There might be lots of places to get babi guling (suckling pig) at lunch time, but for the most part, traditional Balinese meals aren't offered to the visiting public.
In order to learn about true Balinese cooking, I took a cooking class in Ubud.
There are a number of cooking classes in Ubud. I chose Bumi Bali restaurant for a comprehensive experience and for the book of recipes.
The class met at the restaurant at 9 a.m. and headed over to the Ubud traditional market. I ...
Posted on October 10th, 2012
Thriving tourism in Bali has encouraged investors to build new hotels despite the oversupply of hotel rooms in the island's most crowded areas.
Research conducted by property consultant Knight Frank (PT Willson Properti Advisindo) shows that Bali will have an additional 10,466 hotel rooms by 2014 from a total of 60 construction projects currently underway.
According to the research, which has been published recently and made available to Bali Daily, as many as 3,922 rooms, or 37 percent of the total new room supply, have come into operation as of the second half of this year.
The supply of new rooms is dominated by four-star hotels, which account for 52.8 percent, followed by five-star and three-star hotels with 23.9 percent and 23.3 percent ...
Posted on October 5th, 2012
Perched up high on limestone cliffs that stretch down to the sea below, Bali's Alila Villas Uluwatu is the ultimate place to get away, relax and rejuvenate. These exquisite villas are anything but ordinary with sweeping views of the ocean and luxurious features and amenities.
Each of the one-bedroom Pool Villas comes with a private pool and cabana so guests can take in the beautiful Bali landscapes.
Contemporary interiors are mixed with touches of natural elements and traditional Balinese designs. Through walkways and bridges, guests can venture over to the relaxation pavilions and pools.
The three-bedroom villa is a great escape for families, with 21,500-32,300 square feet of space. Each villa is specifically designed to showcase the natural wonders of Bali's bounty. ...
Posted on September 28th, 2012
I think you know that to be friendly is a great thing. I guess you have already known that everybody loves friendly person. If there is someone who always gets special attention of many people, it should be friendly person. If there is something in yourself which can attract interests of every people, the answer is absolutely your friendliness. It is why to be friendly should be the purpose of your life. If there is something in this world which should be inserted in your personality, friendliness is the most appropriate answer ever.
Posted on September 1st, 2012
The Fourth International Bali Meditators Festival will this year again take place in Ubud, Bali, from September 20-23, 2012. The Festival carries the theme, "One Earth, One Sky, One Humankind: Towards Global Peace and Interfaith Harmony through Meditation."
The annual Bali Meditators Festival has attracted the world's attention, and this year, registered participants attending are from the United States, France, Brazil, the Netherlands, Japan, Australia, Germany, and Malaysia, while from within Indonesia, confirmed participants are from Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, Yogyakarta, Semarang, Lampung, and Kalimantan.
Last year's event was attended by around 1,000 people, and this year, organizers expect the numbers to increase significantly.
International speakers from a number of spiritual organizations in the world will share their knowledge and experience, and teach meditation ...