CHSE- Implemented Halloween Party in Ubud and Uluwatu

CHSE- Implemented Halloween Party in Ubud and Uluwatu

It’s that spooky time of year again when both kids and adults love to dress up for all things Halloween!

We are rounding up where to get in on the spooky action if you are in Bali for this year’s scariest day of the year. There are many events happenings throughout the week, which will be sure to please all of your ghosts and ghouls from young to old.

Halloween parties may look different and low key this year. But you can still can plan a Halloween party and have your tricks and treats—with a twist. With everyone getting the nuances of hosting a Zoom party and following the social distancing norms right, it is time to put  to test these newly acquired skills for Halloween party and the upcoming holiday events

Everyone wants to celebrate Halloween big time. With a bit of caution, you can have a fun party at work, home or in your community. If you live in Ubud or Uluwatu (and practically any other areas in Bali,) you would know about the Halloween parties organized by many of our favorite hang-out places.

It’s only natural to want to attend a party after all this time we spend at home, but let us not forget to take safety measures so we don’t bring the virus home. Wear your mask (which you might already wear as part of your costume anyway,) when you’re surrounded by people, and do try to keep a safe distance of 6 foot or more from those around you; especially if you don’t know them.

However, if you prefer not to attend such parties and organize a safer one instead,  are some party ideas to make this upcoming Halloween that will not put you in harm’s way:

  1. Create a “haunted” egg hunt

Egg hunts are a popular way to celebrate Easter in the spring. Why not replicate the idea with a Halloween twist? Jeena Morgan, a mom of five from Pocatello, Idaho, says she’s planning to send her kids on a “haunted hunt” for candy if it isn’t safe enough to trick or treat. “It will be like an Easter egg hunt, but with scary music and spooky stuff, followed by a scary movie and popcorn afterwards,” she says.

This idea can work for single families staying home, or it can be a way to allow neighborhood trick-or-treaters to stop at your house for candy while still maintaining social distance. “Scatter the eggs on your lawn, and kids can respectfully pick up one or two,” explains Kim O’Neill, a mom of one from Enid, Oklahoma.

  1. Organize a parade of costumes

For kids, costumes are a major part of any Halloween celebration, and it’d be seriously disappointing if they didn’t get to show off their new Paw Patrol mask or fake mermaid tail. The solution? “Have a parade of costumes. Then we all buy our own candy to enjoy,” says Angela O’Brien, a mom of two from San Antonio.

The parade can be organized with kids in the same neighborhood or apartment complex, and they can stay socially distanced while they march down a safe, designated route. Parents can play music, blow bubbles and wave glow sticks. There are a million ways to customize the event for your specific area and needs.

  1. Have a neighborhood decorating contest

This may be the perfect year to go all out creating that front lawn fake graveyard or making the door of your apartment look like the entrance to a haunted mansion. Terra Lindquist, a mom of three from Cottage Grove, Minnesota, suggests communities go all out and then tour the neighborhood to check out one another’s handiwork. “It can be like looking at Christmas lights, but with Halloween decor,” she notes.

Families can check out the decorations while driving around and sipping pumpkin spice lattes or hot chocolate, or they can take a socially distanced walk to see it all. Social media tools like Facebook or NextDoor could even be used to vote on the best decorations.

  1. Do a Halloween door drop

Skip the door-to-door trick-or-treating and deliver Halloween goody baskets to your closest family or friends instead. “I’m going to put together little treat baskets with candy, a card and some cute Halloween trinkets to leave on people’s doorsteps,” says Mary Shelton, a mom of two from Dallas. “It’s something I’ve done occasionally during other years, but this year, it seems like the safest way to share treats.”

The baskets can include items like glow sticks, silly glasses, favorite candies or kid-made crafts. You could even do a themed basket with popcorn, movie theater-style boxes of candy and a spooky DVD or a gift card to purchase a movie from a streaming service. The gifts don’t have to be extravagant, and you can make a small list of people who’ll receive them. The idea is just to create a simple surprise that brightens the Halloween season for the ones you wish you could celebrate with.

  1. Host a bubble party

Hosting a bustling party may not be safe right now, but you can still party with the people in your house or with the other people in your quarantine bubble. “I’m having an immediate family-only Halloween party,” says Kirsten Garrett Hill, a mom of three from Portland, Oregon. “It will have dancing, lots of food and a costume contest. Also, I will have different candy stations around the house so the kids can still trick or treat.”

While it’s true that Halloween won’t be “normal” this year, there are so many ways to update existing traditions and experience the joy of the holiday. With a little creativity, the spookiest day of the year can still be an exciting celebration that brings families, friends and neighbors together, even while they’re standing at least six feet apart.

  1. Have a spooky movie marathon

There are so many classic Halloween movies. Why not watch those instead of trick-or-treating? “My kids and I are each going to pick a movie for the family to watch, and we’re going to spend the afternoon and evening having a movie marathon,” says Anna Lee, a mom of two from Omaha, Nebraska.

To make the night even more fun, they’re also going to dress up in costumes and make special Halloween-themed snacks, like pumpkin pie, banana ghosts with chocolate chip eyes and “mummy dogs” that are hot dogs with biscuit dough wrappings. The options are endless. You could even hold a vote on who picks the best movie or comes up with the best snack. Winner gets a king-sized candy bar?

  1. Make a DIY treat calendar

To make this, simply order a plain wooden advent-style calendar with little drawers. The best part about this idea is that it’s also an art project. Kids can help decide how to decorate it or use their favorite characters and colors to personalize it.

And while these sorts of calendars often have a small candy offered as a treat each day, you can also customize it with small toys, holiday-themed erasers, stickers and other fun, non-candy surprises.

Whatever you choose, please bear in mind that it is still best to just stay home and avoid contact with strangers; especially if you have little kids alone. Organizing your own private Halloween Party will be much safer and special since your kids get to be a part in planning it. Have a spooky Halloween!

3 hangout places to go with your family around Sanur & Ubud

3 hangout places to go with your family around Sanur & Ubud

Big Garden Corner

The rise of artificial tourism with unique and interesting photo spots has made various places start making them. No exception to Denpasar, Bali, with the Big Garden Corner. A contemporary tourist spot in the middle of the city with interesting photo spots. This tourist attraction is very suitable for visitors who like to take pictures. Because, there are lots of cool spots and interesting objects to capture. Moreover, its location is near the airport, making it easy to reach. Visiting this tourist attraction can be done from morning to night. So, visitors can determine the time and match the spot, either in the morning or at night.

Various Beautiful Stone Sculptures by Local Artists

Initially, Big Garden Corner was a sculpture gallery. But later, it was beautified and made a tourist attraction with a photography theme. Not surprisingly, here there are many stone statues of various shapes. There are statues in standing, sitting, and even sleeping poses. The Ganesha statue is one of the forms carved here. There is also a large Buddha statue in a sleeping pose and supporting his head with his hands. Most of the statues here are colorless, meaning they only rely on the natural color of the stone. However, some of the statues were painted in colorful colors. Like a statue of people lining up reading a newspaper, in pink, blue, orange, yellow and green colors.

Borobudur Temple replica

Not only unit stone statues, here is also a large replica of Borobudur Temple. The height of this replica of Borobudur Temple reaches 5 meters. There is not only one temple, but there are several temple stupas with the main one being the biggest. In addition, this replica is also equipped with temple reliefs on the walls. Similar to the reliefs in Borobudur Temple. Which is so neat and detailed.

Standing Stone like the Wiltshire Standing Stone

If usually a tourist attraction presents a replica of Stonehenge, the Big Garden Corner does not exist. Instead, here are Standing Rocks inspired by the Standing Stone in Wiltshire, England. Here there are clumps of rock that stand firmly. These stones are made as if natural formations. With a distinctive stone color with brown color. These stones are located near a small lake equipped with a fountain. While at the bottom, growing fresh green grass. The atmosphere looked similar to the Standing Stone in Wiltshire. Visitors can take pictures with poses while hiding between the rocks. While at the bottom, growing fresh green grass. The atmosphere looked similar to the Standing Stone in Wiltshire. Visitors can take pictures with poses while hiding between the rocks.

Tunnel of the Heart

From the name, this place might sound less romantic. But actually, this place is so romantic, especially as a couple photo spot. This spot is the main destination for couples visiting the Big Garden Corner. The Heart Tunnel is an artificial tunnel made of wire that forms a heart, the top of which is curved downward. The wires are decorated with flowers and leaves to make them look alive. There are flowers in blue, red, purple, pink, and yellow.

Color Umbrella Photo Spot – Colorful

Another spot that is no less exciting is the colorful umbrella spot. These umbrellas are arranged in such a way in the air. The bottom part is a path made of stone. Plus, around the area overgrown with various ornamental plants and quite lush coconut trees. It looks beautiful and is a combination of these colorful umbrellas and the surrounding plants.

Relax by Sitting on a Bean Bag

For visitors who want to relax, bean bags are provided to sit on. Complete with a small table and traditional colorful umbrellas for shade.

Big Garden Corner Facility

Here there are public facilities in the form of toilets. There is also a canteen which is so comfortable. As well as a large vehicle parking area.

Bali Zoo

The main attraction of the Zoo Park Zoo lies in the layout and design of the park with organized and directed visitor trails. With a very well arranged visitor path, making it the first-time visitor to the Bali Zoo Park Singapadu, will not be confused. Gianyar Zoo Park is very observant about this, so the zoo facilities are also equipped with water rides, which all children will love. A combination of a zoo and water rides, one of the main attractions for a vacation to the Bali Zoo Gianyar with your family.

Animal Feeding / Petting Zoo

Many Indonesian tourists have a vacation to the zoo, because most of them have seen a zoo before. If you vacation with children, in this zoo park, your child will get a unique experience.Because Bali Zoo Gianyar allows children to feed the animals. Such as feeding deer, feeding elephants, playing with rabbits and watching bird shows.

Petting Zoo opening hours, 10:00 – 17:00.

There is no fee for Petting Zoo activities, because it is included in the entrance fee for Zoo Park Bali.

               Photo with Orangutans

If you and your children want to be able to take pictures with orangutans, Bali Zoo Park Singapadu also provides. Photo locations with orangutans take place in the village of Sumatra from 14:30 – 15:30. Apart from orangutans, the Bali zoo is also home to several protected rare animals. Like the Sumatran tiger and the Bawean deer. Apart from rare animals, Zoo Park Gianyar Bali also has a collection of other animals such as white tigers, African lions and various types of birds and reptiles.

               Pony Riding Activity

Riding a pony horse game for children in Bali. Apart from playing in the Jungle Splash Waterplay, the Bali Zoo Gianyar also provides pony rides, especially for children with a maximum weight of 30 kilograms.

Opening hours for pony riding activities, 10:00 – 16:00.

To be able to enjoy pony riding activities, you will be charged IDR 35,000 / 1 child

Titi Batu

Titi Batu is the first Family, Sports and Wellness Community in Ubud, Bali. It is blessed to share a sacred holy land with a historical Balinese Stone Bridge. Titi Batu (stone bridge in English), was discovered over 200 years ago by two brothers who began using the natural structure as a means to connect their two villages. These villages are known as Mas and Lodtunduh. The mission of Titi Batu Ubud Club is to connect people from all corners of the world through shared values such as Community, Family, and Sports.

The facilities include:

– Stunning STUDIOS offering a large variety of classes for both adults and children and designed to enjoy gentle breezes and stunning rice paddy views during the workout.
– PREMIER UBUD GYM, with all of the equipment made in Italy by Panatta Sport (the world leader in fitness equipment and gym accessories) and certified personal training available upon request.
– Air-conditioned SQUASH COURT offering an environment designed specifically to increase your skills and a community welcoming both beginners and professionals for weekly squash social nights.
– PING PONG area of the squash court, with high-quality tables and equipment.
– MULTI SPORTS COURT, with outdoor Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton, Pickle Ball, and various other activities.
– STEAM, SAUNA & COLD BATH to relax or soothe the muscles, provide detox and relaxation and offer the rare option of dry heat when desired.
– SKATE PARK designed and constructed by Motion Skatepark Co. It’s the greenest skate park in Bali. Skateboards, In-Line Skates, and Scooters are all welcome and top instructors and equipment available for hourly hire.
– 25 METER LAP POOL open for Adults only (16yrs and up), designed for lap swimmers as well as a casual dip to cool off.
FAMILY POOL open to all ages, and catering to children and adults alike. The jumping bridge offers a thrill and a great photo opportunity.
– JACUZZI POOL for up to 13 people, designed to enjoy the stunning landscape while immersing your weary muscles.
– PLAYGROUND catering to children between 4 and 10 years old, with a two-level tree house, swings, white sand area, climbing ropes and many more.
– KIDS ROOM – an enclosed, air-conditioned safe zone for children to enjoy creative play and artwork. Toys, books, and art supplies are available as well as childcare, while parents enjoy a child-free swim, class or workout.
– SPA offering a wide range of treatments.
– INDIGO COFFEE SHOP featuring an all-day breakfast menu and palatial seating area overlooking the club.
– RESTAURANTS featuring an international menu with a large variety of mouth-watering options from all around the world, striving to prepare healthy, local, sustainable food options for both adults and children.
– GIFT SHOP aiming to carry carefully sourced products from small businesses that support their local communities. It also offers a large range of items for your daily needs.​

 

 

Pecalang Warriors Vital Part in Saving Bali from Coronavirus

Pecalang Warriors Vital Part in Saving Bali from Coronavirus

Insisting against implementing large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) to slow the spread of COVID-19 across the resort island, the Bali administration has been relying on local customs called “Pecalang” to fight the ongoing outbreak.

Bali Governor I Wayan Koster claimed the island had been successful in curbing the disease because residents had strong ties to the local values and culture. He also acknowledged the role of 1,493 traditional villages across the island in preventing outsiders from entering their respective areas, thus preventing them from contracting the novel coronavirus.

Constitution of the Republic of Indonesia 1945 on Regional Government, especially in Article 18 and paragraph (2) states that “the state recognizes and respects units of customary law communities along with their traditional rights as long as they still live, and in accordance with the development of society and the principles of the Republic of Indonesia, which is regulated by law “.

In response to these provisions, the Bali provincial government released Regional Law 3 of 2003 on Pakraman and Customs Agency by sticking to the philosophy of “Tri Hita Karana”. In maintaining security and public order Pakraman in Bali, a task force was formed traditionally called “pecalang”, which means “celang” (the sharpness of the senses). Pecalang becomes one device of Pakraman, due to the formation through village Paruman (meeting) based on the teachings of Hinduism. Not all citizens can be pecalang of Pakraman, but the election is carried out by village prajuru based on Paruman stated in the villages “awig awig” (law).

Therefore, based on the concept of “ngayah” (not paid), a pecalang in any activities is related to customs, religion, and other activities with national and international scope, are required to participate in maintaining security and order of Pakraman, the area where pecalang domiciled. Especially on Nyepi, pecalang in maintaining security and order in each Pakraman both the physical environment, socio-cultural environment, including the behavior of the villagers, still do a good cooperation with the police of state and the entire community in Pakraman with coordination on any activities carried out.

Pecalang are a type of local security officers of an administrative village in Bali, Indonesia. They usually are engaged in mundane tasks such as traffic control, but during large events are tasked with general security. They work in coordination with two other groups – the hansip and police. Both the hansip and pecalang are local security forces and report only to the village head, a kepala desa.

Nevertheless, all three security forces work together to provide security. Hansip and pecalang are not modern phenomena created for tourism; rather, Bali had hansip and pecalang security forces hundreds of years before the advent of modern tourism. These forces traditionally reported to one of the royal families of the historic Bali Kingdoms, also considered their eyes and ears. Pecalang can be identified by their traditional and distinctive attire.

Every village in Bali has pecalang. The traditional guards maintain village security and manage traffic flow during religious and customary ceremonies. Pecalang have had an important role in Bali for hundreds of years. Pecalang were created to maintain the security of the village and in practice, they work hand in hand with hansip (security officers of the administrative village). In true Balinese fashion the costumes worn by the pecalang demonstrate a harmony of symbolism, in terms of design and accessories.

Usually the costumes consist of a chessboard-like sarong, white shirt, black waistcoat and headband completed with keris (dagger) affixed on the back. The checked motif represents the opposition of good and evil represented by white and black, the combination of which balances out into equilibrium. These sarongs can be seen in ceremonies and on statues throughout Bali. The positioning of the keris dagger represents the pecalang’s approach to peace keeping, which is passive rather than aggressive.

Despite being hundreds of years old, pecalang still play an important role among Balinese society. The job of pecalang is to secure activities related to Balinese customs, such as temple ceremonies, Gabon processions, wedding-processions. Pecalang are usually chosen by the village heads and given an assignment.

At Tanah Lot, pecalang are present to ensure security of the many visiting tourists. When it comes to big events, Bali has its own traditions of safeguarding events, with local authorities involving traditional Balinese security personnel. Major events in which pecalang plays an important role are the Bali Arts Festival, Nyepi (Day of Silence) and the International Kite Festival. When no major events are taking place, however, the pecalang settle back into more peaceful but equally useful roles such as controlling traffic.

All security roles are carried out in conjunction with the police department, demonstrating their vertical and horizontal cooperation to keep Bali safe, as their ancestors have done. As coronavirus is also becoming major in Bali, the government of Bali decided to make pecalang as one of the warrior to prevent the disease spreading in Bali. Pecalang usually play their role in desa adat part in Bali.

Bali security officers pecalang is becoming one of important part in preventing the spread of coronavirus in Bali. Pecalang do a lot of things to make the Balinese citizen obey the rule that government of Bali create to prevent the spread of the disease including giving the punishment for the citizen for not using a mask Example in Sanur, Denpasar they have been forcing people caught without wearing face masks to do push-ups in the street amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  The local security officers, known as Pecalang, have recently started enforcing the push-up punishment in the traditional village of Intaran in Sanur, east of Denpasar city.

The security officers were raising awareness for new local laws that were coming into effect since Friday, May 1.  From Friday, those caught entering the village without a face mask will be fined five kilograms of rice (68 Australian cents) and made to do community service.  The community service lasts three days and involves clearing palms from the Intaran village and traditional markets. Intaran village chief I Gusti Agung Alit Kencana said violators will be tried by the neighborhood and a youth organization known as Sekaa Teruna.  ‘We must be firm now, if we are not firm it will be difficult to regulate. We also coordinate with the government for regulating outsiders such as tourists,’ he told. He said the laws do not apply to tourists, which is why they have to coordinate with the government.  Pecalang officers report to the village chief and are a traditional security force separate from the police who are responsible for general safety and traffic control. They wear traditional Indonesian clothes, including a sarong and cloth hat.

Bali Governor I Wayan Koster claimed the island had been successful in curbing the disease because residents had strong ties to the local values and culture. He also acknowledged the role of 1,493 traditional villages across the island in preventing outsiders from entering their respective areas, thus preventing them from contracting the novel coronavirus.  “Our residents are more disciplined thanks to their local customs, which they strictly obey. Traditional villages also have their own ancestral customs for rituals that can be enforced amid the outbreak,” Koster said.

He added that the provincial administration had initiated several measures to prevent the outbreak from worsening across Bali, including preparing health facilities. “We have been following COVID-19 management procedures since the first case was recorded in our region on March 10,” the governor said. The island has 13 COVID-19 referral hospitals with 392 beds and equipped with isolation wards and skilled medical workers.

The administration will continue to improve healthcare measures across the island by, among other efforts, providing swab tests using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method in several hospitals and medical facilities, Koster went on to say. Pecalang will always needed to make the Balinese citizen obey by the government rules. Sometimes, the punishment from pecalang in Bali feel more ashamed compare when it comes from the police for Balinese Citizen.

This is not coming from out of reason, as we know that the culture in Bali is very strict for their own citizen. This make the punishment that coming from pecalang seems heavier compare to the actual law. We hope that pecalang can give the significant effect in reducing the case of coronavirus in Bali. So we can end this pandemic together soon and make our planet back healthy again.

EatPrayLove journey in Ubud Bali after the coronavirus Outbreak

EatPrayLove journey in Ubud Bali after the coronavirus Outbreak

Most of the Bali locations for Eat Pray Love, the movie, were filmed in and around Ubud.

You can find beautiful rice fields that surpass those shown in the movie. The beach scenes were shot at Padang Padang, on south Bali’s Bukit Peninsula. Oddly, the real beach is more attractive than the sort of grey version seen in the film.

But for those hoping to imbibe at the beach bar where Julia Roberts meets Javier Bardem, there’s no point trying, as the bar was created for the movie.

Besides, there are many interesting things you can find in Ubud like, views at the Campuhan Ridge Walk, visiting a lot of Art Museum, Pura Taman Saraswati, Textile Arts Center, Goa Gajah Tempel, Ubud Monkey Forest, Ubud Art Market, and Tegallalang Rice Fields.

Views at Campuhan Ridge. If you want to get out and about in Ubud and take in the best of the local scenery then head to the Campuhan Ridge Walk which is located slightly out of town.

The walk will take you through a lush area of gorgeous hills which overlook an exquisite valley and you can meander along the ridge from the pretty starting point of Gunung Lebah Temple. There is a dedicated path here that you can follow and this is one of the nicest ways to take in some of the less developed areas around Ubud.

Interesting Art Museum in Ubud. You can find a lot of art museum such as Puri Lukisan Museum, Rudana Museum, Blanco Renaissance Museum, and Agung Rai Museum of Art.

When you just come to Bali and you have an interest in arts Ubud is a good choice to visit. If you want to learn more about the great art scene here and get an overview of the kinds of works produced in Bali then this is a great place to come.

Pura Taman Saraswati is a temple that dedicated to the Hindu goddess of wisdom and art called Dewi Saraswati. To that end, you will find gorgeous carvings of the goddess all over the building as well as fountains that gush from the front of the temple and fill a large limpid pond area.

The pond is covered in lush lotus blossoms and it is customary to bathe or drink the waters in order to harness some of the power of the goddess. There are also dance performances held here in the evenings when the temple is illuminated against the night sky and is even more magical than during the day time. Pura Taman Saraswati Ubud is slightly different from other temples in Bali.

On this temple, you will see ponds with pink lotus flowers and neatly arranged water parks. It makes the lotus pond become the main attraction of the Saraswati temple Ubud. Also, you will see frangipani trees are adorning the edge of the pond, and there is a bridge connecting the outer temple area to the main gate area.

When you cross the bridge, you will see many statues lined up on the edge of the bridge. Then you will see the beauty of the main gate with three large doors decorated with gold ornaments. Tourists prohibited from entering the inner temple area because those who can enter the inner temple area are only visitors who wish to pray.

Visiting Textile Art Center. This gorgeous textile gallery is not to be missed in Ubud and is also part of the Threads of Life charity which helps the local area through the sale of sustainable textiles. All the pieces here are made using natural dyes and with a range of weaving techniques found around Indonesia.

This means that you can enjoy centuries of handicrafts traditions here and there is an adjacent shop where you can pick up a few of your own pieces as souvenirs of your trip. If you want to get hands on then you can also join one of the in house textile-appreciation courses.

You can’t come to Ubud and not visit one of its signature attractions which is Monkey Forest. This is actually a series of three temples that date from the 14th century and sit in a nature reserve which has also been turned into a conservation area.

The complex is now overrun with cute primates, as you would expect from the name, and the monkeys here are said to be spiritual animals that guard the temples. You can buy bananas to feed the monkeys here but take care with your personal belongings as the monkeys have been known to snatch items like sunglasses from visitors. The Ubud Monkey Forest is not just a monkey spotting opportunity, it is a deeply important religious and spiritual complex for the local community.

Here you will find Balinese Hindu temples, tranquil rivers, beautiful moss-covered stones and stunning forested areas to explore. It’s also important to note that this is where the monkeys live and they are free to roam as they please, they are not confined.

Ubud Market is actually a series of different markets throughout the day and may look familiar as it was used as a location for the film Eat, Pray, Love starring Julia Roberts. The market sells fruits and vegetables in the morning and in the afternoon you will find arts and crafts pieces on offer which can make great souvenirs. And it is similar to Sukawati Art Market. It gets rather crowded in the afternoons so it is best to get here as early as possible to get the best deals.

If you’ve seen any photos of Bali online you will most likely recognise the shot below of lush green terraced rice fields. This is the iconic Tegalalang rice terrace, one of the most visited tourist attractions in Ubud.

If you’re planning a trip to Bali, you have to add a visit to the rice fields of Ubud to your itinerary. Tegalalang rice fields is a series of rice paddies located close to Ubud, in the centre of Bali, famous for its terraced layout.

This is a traditional Balinese irrigation system known as subak. Positioned in a valley the Tegalalang rice terraces offer extremely scenic lookouts over the rice fields and surrounding green landscape. It’s a very popular tourist hotspot in Bali and a must-see in many Bali itineraries.

 

BALI WITH ITS HIDDEN WATERFALL IN THE THE FORREST

BALI WITH ITS HIDDEN WATERFALL IN THE THE FORREST

Bali (/’ba:li) is a province of Indonesia and the westernmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands. Located east of Java and west of Lombok, the province includes the island of Bali and a few smaller neighboring islands, notably Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan, and Nusa Ceningan.

The provincial capital, Denpasar, is the most populous city in the Lesser Sunda Islands and the second largest, after Makassar, in Eastern Indonesia. Bali is the only Hindu-majority province in Indonesia, with 83.5% of the population adhering to Balinese Hinduism. Bali is Indonesia’s main tourist destination, with a significant rise in tourism since the 1980s. Tourism-related business makes up 80% of its economy.

It is renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking, and music. The Indonesian International Film Festival is held every year in Bali. Other international events held in Bali include the Miss World 2013 and 2018 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group. In March 2017, TripAdvisor named Bali as the world’s top destination in its Traveller’s Choice award.

Bali was inhabited around 2000 BCE by Austronesian people who migrated originally from the island of Taiwan to Southeast Asia and Oceania through Maritime Southeast Asia. Culturally and linguistically, the Balinese are closely related to the people of the Indonesian archipelago, Malaysia, the Philippines and Oceania.

Stone tools dating from this time have been found near the village of Cekik in the island’s west. Bali is the home of the Subak irrigation system, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also home to a unified confederation of kingdoms composed of 10 traditional royal Balinese houses, each house ruling a specific geographic area. The confederation is the successor of the Bali Kingdom. The royal houses are not recognised by the government of Indonesia; however, they originated before Dutch colonisation.

When we talk about Bali we cannot talk without mentioning tourist destination in Bali. Bali has so many natural attractions that you can go to. Not only the beaches, for example, a number of waterfalls were widespread in several districts. Many tourists who come to Bali take the time to visit the waterfall.

One of them is Sangsang Waterfall in Bangli Regency. With the beauty of its nature, this waterfall is a suitable place for relaxation. Come on, get to know this waterfall before you visit it! Bangli is a regency (kabupaten) of Bali, Indonesia. It has an area of 520.81 km2 and population of 197,210 (2004). Its regency seat is Bangli. Up till 1907, Bangli was one of the nine kingdoms of Bali.

The capital has a famous Hindu temple, the Pura Kehen, which dates from the 11th century. Bangli also has one village, lies surround a hill, Demulih. The northern part of the district includes the main road to the north coast passing through Kintamani and around the crater in which Gunung Batur sits.

From the Demulih hill, Bali Island, particularly its southern part can be seen – Kuta, Nusa Dua, Gianyar and a part of Klungkung. Bangli is the only regency in Bali which is landlocked. Bangli Regency is the only regency in Bali with no sea area. This regency is home to the mountain lakes and water sources that make Bali so fertile.

Numerous small villages are scattered across a landscape of rice terraces, lush valleys and luxuriant forests. It covers 520.81 square km of land and is divided into 4 sub-districts: Kintamani, Susut, Tembuku, and Bangli with Bangli as the capital city. Based on the statistics in June 2001, total population in Bangli Regency is 197.210 people with development priority emphasized in agriculture, tourism, and crafting industry.

Situated at 400 m above sea level, the mountain ranges of northern Bangli are the biggest producers of bamboos in Bali. Most of traditional buildings in Bali use bamboos from Bangli as materials for the roof. In the traditional buildings in the mountain ranges of Bangli, the bamboo is used as the roof cover. Crafting / Diligence of Bamboo is such a small industry in Regency of Bangli represent the pre-eminent commodity with local raw material that still enough available. Due to the history of administration in Bali during the monarchy system, Bangli had once taken an important part between the end of the 10th century and the beginning of the 11th century, or during the reign of the King Udayana from the Warmadewa dynasty.

Archaeological remains stored in Pura Bukit Panulisan in northern Kintamani can tell us a story of the Bali’s history. The lifestyle and the dialect of the people living in the mountain ranges of Kintamani show that it is not only inscriptions which can prove important role of Bangli in the past but also living evidences following the good implementation of its traditional lifestyle. Beside its cool weather and breathtaking views of the wildlife around the Batur Lake, various historical remains well preserved in the regency are another supporting tourism potential of Bangli. Various accommodation facilities and restaurants have been built.

There are tourism destinations in Bangli, beside Kintamani, there is ukit Jati, Taman Bali Raja, Kuning Waterfall, Kehen Temple, Eco Tourism, Penglipuran Traditional Village, Penglipuran Heroes Monumen, Bamboo Forest, Pengotan Traditional Village, Penelokan Tourist Resort, The Vulcano Museum of Mount Batur, Toyo Bungkah, Kedisan Village, Terunyan Village, Pancering Jagat Temple, Batur Temple, Pucak Penulisan Temple, Catur Kintamani Agrotourism, Dalem Balingkang Temple, Pantunan, Panorama of Puncaksari Temple, Demulih hill and many more.

One of the tourist destination in Bangli regency is Sangsang Waterfall. Sangsang Waterfall is a beautiful waterfall located in Taman Bali Village, Bangli District, Bangli Regency. Sangsang Waterfall is about 35km from Denpasar City or about 1 hour.

When driving to the location of the waterfall, you will pass a bridge. This bridge is an easy marker to get to the location. After arriving near the area, you can park your vehicle in the parking lot provided. After that, walk towards Sangsang Waterfall. Prepare yourself to walk about 5km to the location of the waterfall. Sangsang Waterfall location is in the middle of the forest. Access to the location via a path in the middle of the forest, climbing ravines and shrubs that make your trekking trip to Sangsang Waterfall quite impressive.

This waterfall gets the name “hidden waterfall” because this waterfall is still raw and not get a lot of touch from human. This is also the reason why the access to get to this waterfall is quiet difficult to go through.

Even though you have to give extra effort to reach this waterfall but the scenery you get when you reach the place is mesmerizing. The waterfall is surrounded by green tree and wild flower. Be careful because a lot of leech are there. There is no road sign to get there, so we suggest you to always be careful during your trip and ask local people to get valid information about the place. Don’t forget also to wear mosquito repellant to protect you from mosquito because this place is in the forest area.

Sangsang Waterfall is at the bottom of the valley with a height of 30m. The water discharge is quite large. Because of its height, you can see the beauty of thick water mist. The thick fog created by the impact of a waterfall with rocks below. If the added reflection of the sun, you will see a rainbow tinge. This scene looks exotic and beautiful. You’ll feel so comfortable enjoying the vegetation of tropical plants typical of the fertile highlands. You can also swim and feel the fresh waterfall immediately. The cold water will relax your muscles after a long walk. After playing water, rest in the surrounding gazebos. But before you go there, you should bring your own supplies because there are no food stalls around the waterfall. Spending time in a waterfall is definitely fun. But remember, save your energy for the trip back to your inn. Because you have to go through the same tiring road as in the beginning. It is recommended to leave the location of the waterfall before dark. Because there are no street lights yet.

During your tour in to sangsang waterfall, make sure your body always in the healthy condition. If you need a shot for your vitamin during your visit in Bali you can visit Unicare clinic to seeking the right IV vitamin for your body, in there you will be handled by a professional health care, and they will make sure that you will get the best treatment for your health. Even you can try to using your insurance too, they will be happy to help you to check whether your insurance will be work or not.

Unicare Clinic also provide the on call service for Bali Travelers, where they can go to your stayed place as long as its reachable for the team. Be brave to explore more place during your visit in Bali to create more good photos and don’t forget to inte

The Fishermen of Kedisan Village, Source of Delicious Balinese Sea Food

The Fishermen of Kedisan Village, Source of Delicious Balinese Sea Food

Seafood. The food of the Kings and Queens of the past. And maybe now. Actually, not only Kings and Queens, but almost anyone in between, as long as they live near the sea. Speaking about people living near the sea, as we all know, will never be complete without mentioning the fishermen; and moreover, about the village they live in.

A fishing village is a village which isusually located near a fishing ground, with an economy based on catching fish and harvesting seafood. The continents and islands around the world have coastlines totalling around 356,000 kilometres (221,000 mi). From Neolithic times, these coastlines, as well as the shorelines of inland lakes and the banks of rivers, have been punctuated with fishing villages. Most surviving fishing villages are traditional.

Coastal fishing villages are often somewhat isolated, and sited around a small natural harbour which provides safe haven for a village fleet of fishing boats. The village needs to provide a safe way of landing fish and securing boats when they are not in use. Fishing villages may operate from a beach, particularly around lakes. For example, around parts of Lake Malawi, each fishing village has its own beach. If a fisherman from outside the village lands fish on the beach, he gives some of the fish to the village headman. Village fishing boats are usually characteristic of the stretch of coast along which they operate. Traditional fishing boats evolve over time to meet the local conditions, such as the materials available locally for boat building, the type of sea conditions the boats will encounter, and the demands of the local fisheries.

Some villages move out onto the water itself, such as the floating fishing villages of Ha Long Bay in Vietnam, the stilt houses of Tai O built over tidal flats near Hong Kong, and the kelong found in waters off Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia. Other fishing villages are built on floating islands, such as the Phumdi on Loktak Lake in India, and the Uros on Lake Titicaca which borders Peru and Bolivia.

Apart from catching fish, fishing villages often support enterprises typically found in other types of village, such as village crafts, transport, schools and health clinics, housing and community water supplies. In addition, there are enterprises that are natural to fishing villages, such as fish processing and marketing, and the building and maintenance of boats. Until the 19th century, some villagers supplemented their incomes with wrecking (taking valuables from nearby shipwrecks) and smuggling.Kedisan Village is one of the villages in Tegallalang sub-district, Gianyar Regency, Bali province, Indonesia.

Kedisan village was founded around 808 AD.  At that time, the throne of a king whose center of government was on the southern edge of Lake Batur.  The king’s name is I Langlang Tanda Patih.  The king was assisted by 2 formidable warlords namely I Guna and I Gana.  As soon as the king occupied this territory, along with his warrior and retinue, he overhauled the forest around the southern outskirts of Lake Batur to expand his reign.

Among the many trees that are cut down, there is a Cempaka Putih tree that is not cut down and left just like that, because the tree has an abnormality, where the stem, leaves and shoots are white.  This cempaka tree is always decorated with dense white flowers.  Above this tree, perched a Bird Manuk Ulun which by the king was given the name Manuk Tunggal Village.  The reign of King I Langlang Tanda Patih is getting wider and wider and establishing several worship temples.

In 1117 AD, Bali was ruled by the Kadiri Kingdom.  Because there was a change of government, I Sri Budi from Buahan and I Sri Budi Sara from Abang requested that the government no longer be centered in the village of Manuk Tunggal.  The request was granted by Sri Jayaraya.  From then on, the central government of Manuk Tunggal was changed to Kedisan Village. Kedisan villagers up to 2014 (BPS projections) totaled 5,470 people.

Kedisan village is located in Tegallalang-Gianyar sub-district in the northern area of ​​Ubud, and is close to Tourism Objects namely;  Ceking Terrace, Gunung Kawi, Tirta Empul Temple.  The atmosphere of Kedisan Village is very cool and comfortable because of this can be categorized as still slightly polluted by pollution from motorcycle smoke or factory smoke, the air is pretty fresh.  In addition, most of the population of wood craftsmen who are exported to foreign countries.

The famous Ceking Terrace Tourism Object is the rice field area located in the village of Kedisan precisely Banjar Kebon, because it borders with the Tegallalang area and can be seen from the Tegallalang Region which is known as the ceking terrace.

Well that’s the village of Kedisan that is not inferior to other villages, because the village of Kedisan also has attractions such as rice fields.  The village of Kedisan now has a lot of villas sprung up in its various banjars and foreign guests / tourists come to the village of Kedisan.

Kedisan Village consists of 7 (Seven) banjars namely;

– Banjar Kedisan Kaja

– Banjar Kedisan Kelod

– Banjar Bayad

– Banjar Cebok

– Banjar Pakudui

– Banjar Kebon, and

– Banjar Tangkup

Kedisan village is known for its art, known art is the art of sculptors and Gambuh Dance, a sacred dance performed at Odalan ceremonies at the Temple.

Tourism Object of Kedisan Village in Kintamani Bangli Bali is one of the tourist attractions located in Kedisan Village, Kintamani District, Bangli Regency, Bali, Indonesia.  Tourism Objects Kedisan Village in Kintamani Bangli Bali is a bustling tourist spot with tourists on weekdays and holidays.  This place is very beautiful and can give a different sensation to our daily activities.

Tourism Objects Kedisan Village in Kintamani Bangli Bali has a charm of beauty that is very interesting to visit.  It is very unfortunate if you are in the city of Bangli do not visit the Tourism Object Kedisan Village in Kintamani Bangli Bali which has such beauty that is second to none.

Tourism Objects Kedisan Village in Kintamani Bangli Bali is very suitable to fill your holiday activities, especially during long holidays such as national holidays, or other holidays.  The beauty of Kedisan Village Tourism Object in Kintamani Bangli Bali is very good for all of you who are near or in the distance to visit the Kedisan Village Tourism Object in Bangli city.

Where is the location of Kedisan Village Tourism Object in Kintamani Bangli Bali?  as written above, the location is located in Kedisan Village, Kintamani District, Bangli Regency, Bali, Indonesia. But if you are still confused about the location or location of the Kedisan Village Attraction in Kintamani Bangli Bali, I suggest you search by typing Kedisan Village Tourism Object in Kintamani.  Bangli Balidi, just search Google Maps.  On Google maps have been marked where the location you are looking for is.

Kedisan Village Tourism Object in Kintamani Bangli Bali is a tourist place that you must visit because the charm of its beauty is second to none.  Local residents in the Bangli area are also very welcoming to local and foreign tourists.  Tourism Object Kedisan Village in Kintamani Bangli Bali is a tourist village which is said to be the ideal place to enjoy the panorama around Lake Batur with a majestic backdrop of Mount Batur up close.

Kedisan Village presents the natural beauty of Batur from a different angle which is certainly no less beautiful.  Kedisan is also known as a fertile area because the land is mixed with volcanic ash of Mount Batur.  Therefore do not be surprised if the area which has a lot of agricultural land is inhabited by residents whose profession is farmers.  Some typical commodities of this region include shallots, cabbage, chillies, tomatoes, and others.

The wealthy potential of Lake Batur also invited a number of residents to work as fishermen.  Many freshwater fish in Lake Batur include tilapia and tilapia.  In this village there is also a pier which is a pathway to visit by boat on Lake Batur or to cross to Trunyan Village which is known for its traditional tombs, of course there will be additional costs for renting a boat.

The view of Mount Batur and Lake Batur which looks like a crescent moon combined with the natural tropical mountains and the cool air makes Kedisan Village a place worth visiting while in Kintamani or Bali.  In addition, there is a floating restaurant in this village that stretches directly to Lake Batur.

The name of Lake Batur is not as famous as Kuta, Legian, or other touristy crowded areas.  In fact, this is a place for tourists to isolate themselves and feel the traditional atmosphere of the Island of the Gods.  Lake Batur is precisely located in the District of Kintamani.  The most suitable place to enjoy this lake is Kedisan Village, which is right at the edge of the lake.  This village has several lodgings that face directly to the lake, and Mount Batur as the background.

The Mount Batur caldera is included in UNESCO’s Global Geopark Network (GGN).  This is one of the most beautiful caldera in the world, the scenery is targeted by foreign tourists. From Kedisan Village, a traveler can rent a jukung or a fishing boat to get around the lake.

If you weren’t so interested in visiting a fishermen village in the beginning, we hope that this article has somehow chnaged your mind. See you om a jukung, then! But until then, stay safe and keep your health on fleek. Happy holiday!