Makepung, The Traditional Buffalo Race in Bali

Makepung (Balinese), literally means ‘chasing around’  or Kejar-kejaran in Bahasa Indonesi. It is a tradition of buffalo racing which has been passed through generations in Bali’s society, specifically in Jembrana regency and it similar to Karapan Sapi or Bull racing in Madura, East Java. It started of as race between farmers during their spare time when they were plowing the field in the harvest season. At that time, they compete to race for goals using a cart tied up to the bull which controlled by a jockey. Today, the Makepung…

Saebus Island, Kangean Archipelago

Saebus Island Pulau Saebus is an island in Kangean archipelago, and it administratively located in Sumenep Regency, Madura, East Java, Indonesia. The nearest places to Pulau Saebus are Pulau Saur (6 km west), Pulau Bangkan (6 km north), Pulau Sasiil (7 km east), and Sapeken (9 km north). Saebus island is having magnificent sea world, with the Anemone kingdom that can be seen in sloping sea. To reach Saebus island, it can be start from Surabaya to Madura and crossing to Kangean islands. It can also be start from Bali…

Kecak Dance

Balinese Kecak Dance Kecak or Ketjak is one of Balinese Dances and music drama. This dance was first performed in 1930s and primarily performed by men. Kecak dance is mostly related about the drama musical of Ramayana Monkey Chant which performed by a circle of 150 or more performers. Kecak dance is such an old traditional dance, but now it has been modified into some roles or models in the same concept and culture based on the Bali’s tourism demand. Since 1970s, the Kecak Dance continued to experience some changes,…

Balinese Legong Dance

Balinese Legong Dance Legong is one of Balinese dances that characterized by the intricate finger movements, complicated steps, expressive gestures and facial expressions and always did by females dancers. Its delicacy is heightened by the fact that is performed by richly costumed young dancers. Legong is always danced at public festivals. Excerpts from Legong dance dramas which are put on for tourists. Looking at the early begin, Legong dance was created because of the dream of Prince Sukweti during his illness. He dream about two maids were dancing in gamelan…

Get Paralized On Tanjung Benoa

Tanjung Benoa Tanjung Benoa, otherwise known as Benoa Peninsula, is one of the most prominent attractions in Indonesia, situated on the Bali’s south-eastern coast. Once a small typical fishing village, the destination has now been transformed into one of the most sought after beach resorts in Indonesia. Located to the north of Nusa Dua, Tanjung Benoa is a picturesque five kilometer long peninsula, boasting of a breathtaking landscape consisting of gorgeous white sandy beach, majestic mountains, and incredible coconut plantations. Tanjung Benoa is located 15 kilometres from the international airport…

The Exotic Sanur Beach

Sanur Sanur or more famous as Sanur beach is a coastal stretch of beach of Denpasar city of southeast Bali, about 30 minutes drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport, which has grown into a little town in its own right.The northern part of Sanur beach was used as the landing site for the Dutch invasion troops during the Dutch intervention in Bali (1906). During World War II, Sanur was again the entry point through which the Japanese forces landed to occupy the island of Bali. Sanur today contains a number…

Here On Nusa Dua

Nusa Dua Nusa Dua is known as an enclave of large international 5-star resorts in south-eastern Bali. It is located 40 kilometres from Denpasar, the provincial capital of Bali, and administered under Kuta South District. Nusa Dua means two islands. There are two famous destinations in Nusa Dua, which is Tanjung Benua and Geger Beach. Geger Beach is located in Sawangan, about 3 kilometers from the southern area of Nusa Dua. The sea here is calm so farmers grow seaweed here and tourists swim here. Immediately north of Nusa Dua…

The Lovely Lovina

Lovina Lovina is a relatively new name coined in the 1950s by a local Buleleng Regency official with a good eye for future tourism-based development. It essentially consists of seven traditional villages, which all slightly merge into one on a ten kilometre stretch of the main road which hugs the north coast to the west of Singaraja: Temukus, Kalibukbuk, Anturan, Pemaron, Tukad Mungga, Banyualit and Kaliasem. Kalibukuk is the main hub of this area and is often thought of “Lovina town centre”. The whole stretch of coast here is fringed…

Hello Legian

Legian Legian is a suburban and beach area on the west coast of Bali in the north of Kuta and south of Seminyak. Stretching north from Kuta, Legian offers the same easy access to shops and bars but a slightly more relaxed and less chaotic feeling. The northern area of Legian bordering Seminyak offers a bit of an escape from the crowds and is also a popular surf beach. This is a small area fronting the beach which stretches from Jalan Melasti (where Kuta ends), north to Jalan Arjuna (where…

Crowdly Seminyak

Seminyak Seminyak is one of tourism areas in Bali. Beside the tourism destination, Seminyak is also famous for its residentials are on the west coast of Bali, in the north of Kuta and Legian. This suburb is kind of the place of high societies and very popular by the resident of expatriates, which have costly living and accommodation among other area in Bali. The atmosphere is much more sophisticated and laid-back than Kuta, and the beach in particular is quieter during the day. There are plenty of luxury spas and…