ABOUT BALI

ABOUT BALI

 

Bali Island is located at the heart of the Indonesian archipelago on the South East Asia, a vast chain of islands extending from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific. The archipelago lies on the ancient trade routes tying Europe, the Middle East, India and China.


Bali is an Indonesian island, lies 3.2 km east of Java and approximately 8 degrees south of the equator, located at 8°25′23″S, 115°14′55″E, the western most of the Lesser Sunda Islands, lying between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. East to west, the island is approximately 153 km wide and 112 km north to south (95 by 69 miles, respectively), with a surface area of 5,632 km². It is one of the country’s 33 provinces with the provincial capital at Denpasar towards the south of the island.


The island is home to the vast majority of Indonesia’s small Hindu minority. It is also the largest tourist destination in the country and is renowed for its highly developed arts, including dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metal working and music. The province has a number of islands nearby – Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Ceningan, and Serangan on the south-east of Bali, and Menjangan on the north-west of Bali. The island is inhabited by about 3.156.392 people. The principal cities are the northern port of Singaraja, the former colonial capital of Bali, and the present provincial capital and largest city, Denpasar, near the southern coast. The town of Ubud (north of Denpasar), with its art market, museums and galleries, is the cultural center of Bali.
The climate in Bali is tropical and almost flat for the whole year. Indonesia (including Bali) has only 2 seasons: the dry season (April-October) and the rainy season (October-April). From April to October rains are rare. From June to September the humidity is low, and it can be quite cool in the evenings. During this time of the year, you’ll have hardly any rain in the coastal areas. And night in the highlands can be very cold. From mid-October to March is rainy season. The west monsoon can bring heavy showers and high humidity, but usually days are sunny and the rains start during the night and pass quickly. Even when it rains in most parts of Bali you can often enjoy sunny days on the “Bukit”, the hill south of Jimbaran Beach. Highest rainfall accounted for December and January. In the area of the equator, December and January is the warmest months with high humidity reaches 90% or even 100%, and only rains can save from the heat, while in the dry season only 50% – 60%.


In Ubud and the mountains you must expect cloudy skies throughout the year (this is why the international weather reports for “Denpasar” or “Bali” mention rain and rain storms during all times of the year). In higher regions such as in Bedugul or Kintamani you’ll also need either a sweater or jacket after the sun sets.


Temperatures in Bali range almost in the same limits from 240 C to 330 C year-round. On the mountain’s areas are colder than on the coast. According to the last five years, the number of rainfall varies from 893.4 mm to 2.702,6 mm per year.


The national language of Indonesia is “Bahasa Indonesia” using english alphabets. Its words consist of Malay (former language of the archipelago), arabic, and english words. Tourists don’t need particular effort to develop a simple form of the Indonesian language. On the daily interaction between Balinese people they speak local language, Balinese, based in Sanskrit. There is a whole system expressions that reflect social status, and miss-use may be offending someone. In resort areas most people speak English or even Japanese.


Bali has many attractive tourism destination: nature, culture and many places to engage in various types of sports. South Bali is famous with beaches and rich of nightlife. Central and Eastern Bali are very interesting places with the historical and artistic terms. The island is famous for its picturesque landscape, which form volcanoes, lakes, rice fields and the beautiful coastline. There are major coastal roads and roads that cross the island mainly north to south. Due to the mountainous terrain in the island’s center, the roads tend to follow the crests of the ridges across the mountains. There are no railway lines.


Geologically, Bali is one of the most active regions of the Earth, a large part of the Pacific “ring” fireball, and is part of a chain of volcanic islands extending about 3.500 km from Sumatra to Flores. The highest point is Mount Agung at 3,142 m (10,308 feet), an active volcano that last erupted in March 1963. It is the largest and most respected on the island.Mountains cover centre to the eastern side of Bali with Mount Agung on the easternmost peak. Mount Batur (1,717 m) is also still active. About 30,000 years ago it experienced a catastrophic eruption — one of the largest known volcanic events on Earth. On the foot hill of mount Batur is lying lake Batur, the largest lake on the island (1.607,5 hectares) where there are living descendants of Bali Aga, first community to inhabit Bali Island. As well as these features, Bali also has three others lakes: Lake Beratan (375,6 Ha), Lake Buyan (336 Ha), and Lake Tamblingan (11 Ha). Rivers, which have their sources on these lakes as well as forests, flow to the southern side of the island. Such rivers are; Unda, Petanu, Ayung, Pulukan, Loloan, Telaga Waja and many others.


The combination of volcanic soil with atmospheric precipitation has created a very fertile environment for the development of agriculture. Bali’s volcanoes largely determined the type of community that exists on the island, and still plays a very important role in the culture of island’s residents.
The island is surrounded by coral reefs. Divers will see many colorful coral fish and small reef fish, moray eels, and plankton eating whale sharks as well as crustaceans, sponges, and colorful coral along the east coast and around Menjangan Island near Gilimanuk. Beaches in the south tend to have white sand while those in the north and west black sand. The beach town of Padangbai in the south east has both: the main beach and the secret beach have white sand and the south beach and the blue lagoon have much darker sand. Pasut Beach, near Ho River and Pura Segara, is a quiet beach 14 km southwest of Tabanan. The Ho River is navigable by small sampan. Black sand beaches between Pasut and Klatingdukuh are being developed for tourism, but apart from the seaside temple of Tanah Lot, this is not yet a tourist area.


The wide variety of tropical plants is surprising. You’ll see huge banyan trees in villages and temple grounds, tamarind trees in the North, clove trees in the highlands, acacia trees, flame trees, and mangroves in the South. In Bali grow a dozen species of coconut palms and even more varieties of bamboo. And there are flowers everywhere. You’ll see and smell the fragrance of hibiscus, bougainvillea, jasmine, and water lilies. Magnolia, frangipani, and a variety of orchids are found in many front yards and gardens, along roads, and in temple grounds. Flowers are also used as decorations in temples, on statues, as offerings for the gods, and during praying. Dancers wear blossoms in their crowns, and even the flower behind the ear of your waitress seems natural in Bali.


Bali is rich with wildlife and many kinds of vegetables. Elephants and tigers don’t exist any more in Bali since early this century, except now they live in the park (Zoo Park Singapadu, Elephant Safari Park Taro, Bali Safari). Wildlife, however, includes various species of monkeys, civets, deer, and 300 species of birds including wild fowl, blue kingfishers, sea eagles, sandpipers, white herons and egrets, cuckoos, wood swallows, sparrows, and starlings. Human activity, particularly agriculture and tourism, causing damage to the natural diversity. But still large areas are not affected by human activities, and some of them are protected by the Government. Some places are more attractive to nature lovers than Bali itself, where conditions for walking and research ranging from mountain slopes and flood plains forests, rice paddies to the sea shore.


Forests are covered most of Bali, including vast areas of tropical lowland forests. Many forests have been destroyed, but are increasing in the southern and western slopes of Bali Mountains.


Unlike other parts of Indonesia, where about 88% of the population is Muslims, 93% of Bali’s residents is Hindu. However, the local religion seems to any other religion in the world, is perhaps unique: the merger of Hinduism, Buddhism and ancient primary beliefs.


Bali is typical sample of agrarian society, in spite of urbanization that begun at 80’s and 90’s. Style of Bali society is a village, cohesive religious community, the emerging temples around the group, whose members must take part in temple rituals and in the administration of funeral rites communities. Religious practice in Bali is linked with music, dance, and theatrical performance. Religious rituals requires a high level of social organization, reflected in the pattern of the village.


Economic development. Bali has been the major producer of rice in Indonesia until the mid XX century. Since then, the government has encouraged an increase in crop rotation, especially with regard to the culture of consumption as coffee, vanilla, clove, tobacco and citrus. Now here are increasingly developing tourism area. Marine and coastal resources have never been energetically developed, perhaps because of a healthier climate in rice regions. To develop tourism, the products of coastal areas were only coconuts and salt. Fishing activity remains poor. This industrialization little affects the islands. But now there are many plantation area of sea grass, like in sanur and some places around Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan Island. In Central Bali grow a variety of crafts. While fishing is based on local labour, and are cooperating with other islands. On the other hand, cottage industries has become less dependent on agriculture, while avoiding mass exodus of rural workers.


Crafts and manufacturing artifacts for design purpose has developed an export industry in Bali. Styles paintings, wood sculptures, jewellery and textiles has recently been targeted for sale to tourists, and this has opened up new creative possibilities. An important role in the development of the economy is played, along with local entrepreneurs, large expatriate in Kuta, Sanur and Ubud. Most recently, Bali was also a market for crafts, antiques and items of furniture from the other islands of the Indonesian archipelago.


Indonesians are really welcome people, as friends or as strangers they respect as long as people smile. A polite conversation often takes in the form of an exchange of questions. Europeans may find them tedious, but it is the best solution to the difficult question. However, Indonesians are very permissive nation.


At the resort’s area, there is no restriction on clothing-shorts, bare arms and shoulders are permitted quite well. But when visiting temples, someone should observe some etiquette. Any member of the temple, regardless of the place at this time of the Temple ceremony or not, must be belted girdle and dressed in Sarong. Usually, in front of the temple local people always provide belt and sarong for whom using short pan. Or you can freely bring it by yourself. Rules restricting the entrance to the temple, should be respected, even if they are in conflict with the perceptions of your faith. Women during menstruation and all persons who have on the body is open wound are very strictly forbidden to enter any temple on the island. There are other rules to be followed when visiting the temple, especially during temple festivals.

 

The Legian Bali Hotels
Jl. Kayu aya seminyak beach 80361

The Legian Bali is an exclusive hideaway set in exotic Bali. Nestled gracefully on the ground of the spectacular Seminyak Beach, this all suite resort hotel is blessed with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean.

The Legian Bali Hotels

Alila Villas Soori
Banjar Dukuh, Desa Kelating,Kerambitan, Tabanan, Bali 82161 Indonesia

Alila Villas Soori is a blissful paradise setting for beachfront living at its most relaxing, most stylish and luxurious.

Alila Villas Soori

Bali Tropic Resort and Spa, Tanjung Benoa
P.O.Box 41, Jl. Pratama, 34 A, Nusa Dua, Bali

Bali Tropic Resort & Spa is an all-inclusive hotel that epitomizes the authentic Balinese architecture and style fringed by powdery white-sand and crystalline seas. It combines nature, rejuvenating spa treatments, and a host of recreational activities to give you the ultimate tropical retreat

Bali Tropic Resort and Spa, Tanjung Benoa

Bali Royal Suite Hotel
Jl. Pratama 66, Tanjung Benoa Nusa Dua 80361 Bali - Indonesia

Bali Royal Suites Hotelis popular amongst tourists visiting Bali for its excellent beach front location,

Bali Royal Suite Hotel

Aston Legend Villas, Sanur Bali
Jl. Cemara No 33, Sanur

Aston Legend Sanur is nestled in peacefully quiet Sanur, featuring six private villas with one, two and three bedrooms set in immaculate walled gardens

Aston Legend Villas, Sanur Bali

4 Days 3 Nights Bangkok Pattaya package tour

4 Days 3 Nights Bangkok Pattaya package tour

4 Days 3 Nights Bangkok Pattaya package tour
03 D / 02 N Jogja and Central Java Tour (Kode : A-KP 02)

03 D / 02 N Jogja and Central Java Tour (Kode : A-KP 02)

In the morning leave from hotel and head toward to MERAPI volcano observatory at KETEP PASS. The trip will be continued to visit KRATON or Sultan Palace, have a lunch at the local restaurant before exploring TAMAN SARI or Water Castle, Bird Market. In the evining enjoy dinner at Yogyakarta restaurant. return to the hotel and stay overnight.
6 Days 5 Nights Jakarta Bandung Jogjakarta

6 Days 5 Nights Jakarta Bandung Jogjakarta

6 Days 5 Nights Jakarta Bandung Jogjakarta
05 D / 04 N Baliem Valley Exclusive Program (Kode : A-PP 02)

05 D / 04 N Baliem Valley Exclusive Program (Kode : A-PP 02)

Upon arrival at Jayapura airport, meet and greeting service by your guide and check in on the flight to Wamena around 11.00h, right in the heart of the Baliem Valley.
3D/2N SINGAPORE CITY PACKAGE

3D/2N SINGAPORE CITY PACKAGE

3D/2N SINGAPORE CITY PACKAGE
BALI ROUND TRIP

BALI ROUND TRIP

BALI ROUND TRIP
Spa and masage

Spa and masage

Spa Radiance 150 min • Foot Ritual • Resonance • Aromatherapy Healing Massage • Facial Treatment with “Nano Molecule Technology”
Grand Puncak Sari Restaurant

Grand Puncak Sari Restaurant

Grand Puncak Sari Restaurant
Windu Sara Restaurant

Windu Sara Restaurant

Windu Sara Restaurant
Taman Bhagawan

Taman Bhagawan

Taman Bhagawan