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Field Study Bali

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Bali Full-Day Water Temples and UNESCO Rice Terraces 
Bali, Indonesia, Asia
Investment value 57 USD
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Traveler pickup is offered We include complimentary pick-up & drop-off at your hotel/apartment/villa. These areas include Ubud, Sanur, Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Canggu, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, and Uluwatu. Please let us know prior to the start of your tour. Airports Bali Ngurah Rai Airport, Denpasar Indonesia Ports Benoa Port Departure Time 8:00 AM

Experience the majesty of some of Bali’s most beautiful places without worrying about self-drive on this unusual private door-to-door tour. Besides admiring the rice terraces of Jatiluwih Green Land, visit three of Bali’s most striking temples: lakeside Ulun Danu Bratan Temple, the sea temple of Tanah Lot, and Luhur Batukaru Temple, on the slopes of a volcano. Enjoy the personal service and insights you’d expect from a private tour See the temples of Ulun Danu Bratan, Tanah Lot, and Luhur Batukaru Learn about Bali’s “subak” irrigation system at Jatiluwih Green Land Relax with door-to-door round-trip private transport
Ulun Danu Bratan Temple The drive will go to the first temple called Ulun Danu Temple. It is a temple floating on the famous lake of Beratan. It is a very important temple of water to worship the Balinese water, lake and river goddess Dewi Danu, due to the importance of Lake Beratan as a main source irrigation in central Bali. 1 hour • Admission Ticket Included 2 Jatiluwih Green Land Stop at the widest rice terraces in Bali called Jatiluwih which has been acknowledged from UNESCO as part of the world’s cultural heritage in maintaining the local culture of irrigation system called Subak. 1 hour • Admission Ticket Included Show 7 more stops
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Uluwatu Temple Helicopter Tour
Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
Investment value1,633 USD Note rate: per group (up to 5)
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Jl. Raya Pelabuhan Benoa, Pedungan, Denpasar Selatan, Kota Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
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Uluwatu Temple is one of Bali’s most sacred temples, perched high on a sea cliff along the south coast. On this tour, soar overhead on a helicopter and enjoy incredible aerial views of the temple, as well as nearby Jimbaran Bay and Nusa Dua Beach. Thrilling helicopter flight along the South Bali coast Spectacular aerial views of Uluwatu Temple and Jimbaran Bay Live on-board commentary ensures you don’t miss anything Hassle-free pickup and transfers from your Bali hotel

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Bottled water
Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points

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Swiss-Belexpress Kuta, Legian
Address Jl. Legian Gg. Troppozone, Lingkungan Pelasa, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung   Bali   80361 Bali , Indonesia, Asia
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Swiss-Belexpress Kuta, is a contemporary budget hotel located in the heart of Kuta. The hotel is the first property under the Swiss-Belexpress brand. This two-star budget hotel offers visitors a comfortable yet affordable escape in the heart of Kuta’s entertainment district. The hotel itself showcases a mixture of Balinese architecture with natural stone on the exterior and natural color wood used on walls and furniture, giving it an industrial-look design all over the hotel. Boasting a spacious lobby considering it’s a budget hotel, there will never be an issue at Check-In with large groups or numerous arrivals at the same time
Planning a Workshop/Event/Meetings Mentor in Bali? Enjoy our profesionally arranged meeting package that suit your needs from small meeting to meeting conference and our dedicated team will help to make your event become a successfull one! HALF DAY MEETING IDR. 200.000,- nett/person 4 hours meeting room, 1x coffee break, 1x lunch/dinner. 
Three meeting rooms are availbale at same floor to accommodate various set up such as:
Kuta 1 (70sqm) for up to 80 person
Kuta 2 (39,97 sqm) for up to 30 person
Kuta 3 (39,13 sqm) for up to 30 person

• Meeting Room Full AC
• Sound System
• Screen + LCD
• Free WiFi
• Flip Chart
• Note Pad & Pencil
• Mineral Water & Candy
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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.

In ancient Bali, nine Hindu sects existed, namely Pasupata, Bhairawa, Siwa Shidanta, Vaishnava, Bodha, Brahma, Resi, Sora and Ganapatya. Each sect revered a specific deity as its personal Godhead.

Inscriptions from 896 and 911 do not mention a king, until 914, when Sri Kesarivarma is mentioned. They also reveal an independent Bali, with a distinct dialect, where Buddhism and Shaivism were practised simultaneously. Mpu Sindok's great-granddaughter, Mahendradatta (Gunapriyadharmapatni), married the Bali king Udayana Warmadewa (Dharmodayanavarmadeva) around 989, giving birth to Airlangga around 1001. This marriage also brought more Hinduism and Javanese culture to Bali. Princess Sakalendukirana appeared in 1098. Suradhipa reigned from 1115 to 1119, and Jayasakti from 1146 until 1150. Jayapangus appears on inscriptions between 1178 and 1181, while Adikuntiketana and his son Paramesvara in 1204.: 129, 144, 168, 180 

Balinese culture was strongly influenced by Indian, Chinese, and particularly Hindu culture, beginning around the 1st century AD. The name Bali dwipa (""Bali island"") has been discovered from various inscriptions, including the Blanjong pillar inscription written by Sri Kesari Warmadewa in 914 AD and mentioning Walidwipa. It was during this time that the people developed their complex irrigation system subak to grow rice in wet-field cultivation. Some religious and cultural traditions still practised today can be traced to this period.

The Hindu Majapahit Empire (1293–1520 AD) on eastern Java founded a Balinese colony in 1343. The uncle of Hayam Wuruk is mentioned in the charters of 1384–86. Mass Javanese immigration to Bali occurred in the next century when the Majapahit Empire fell in 1520.: 234, 240  Bali's government then became an independent collection of Hindu kingdoms which led to a Balinese national identity and major enhancements in culture, arts, and economy. The nation with various kingdoms became independent for up to 386 years until 1906 when the Dutch subjugated and repulsed the natives for economic control and took it over.

Portuguese contacts
The first known European contact with Bali is thought to have been made in 1512, when a Portuguese expedition led by Antonio Abreu and Francisco Serrão sighted its northern shores. It was the first expedition of a series of bi-annual fleets to the Moluccas, that throughout the 16th century usually travelled along the coasts of the Sunda Islands. Bali was also mapped in 1512, in the chart of Francisco Rodrigues, aboard the expedition. In 1585, a ship foundered off the Bukit Peninsula and left a few Portuguese in the service of Dewa Agung.

Dutch East Indies
Puputan monument
In 1597, the Dutch explorer Cornelis de Houtman arrived at Bali, and the Dutch East India Company was established in 1602. The Dutch government expanded its control across the Indonesian archipelago during the second half of the 19th century. Dutch political and economic control over Bali began in the 1840s on the island's north coast when the Dutch pitted various competing for Balinese realms against each other. In the late 1890s, struggles between Balinese kingdoms on the island's south were exploited by the Dutch to increase their control.

In June 1860, the famous Welsh naturalist, Alfred Russel Wallace, travelled to Bali from Singapore, landing at Buleleng on the north coast of the island. Wallace's trip to Bali was instrumental in helping him devise his Wallace Line theory. The Wallace Line is a faunal boundary that runs through the strait between Bali and Lombok. It is a boundary between species. In his travel memoir The Malay Archipelago, Wallace wrote of his experience in Bali, of which has a strong mention of the unique Balinese irrigation methods:

I was both astonished and delighted; for as my visit to Java was some years later, I had never beheld so beautiful and well-cultivated a district out of Europe. A slightly undulating plain extends from the seacoast about ten or twelve miles (16 or 19 kilometres) inland, where it is bounded by a fine range of wooded and cultivated hills. Houses and villages, marked out by dense clumps of coconut palms, tamarind and other fruit trees, are dotted about in every direction; while between them extend luxurious rice-grounds, watered by an elaborate system of irrigation that would be the pride of the best cultivated parts of Europe.

The Dutch mounted large naval and ground assaults at the Sanur region in 1906 and were met by the thousands of members of the royal family and their followers who rather than yield to the superior Dutch force committed ritual suicide (puputan) to avoid the humiliation of surrender. Despite Dutch demands for surrender, an estimated 200 Balinese killed themselves rather than surrender. In the Dutch intervention in Bali, a similar mass suicide occurred in the face of a Dutch assault in Klungkung. Afterwards, the Dutch governours exercised administrative control over the island, but local control over religion and culture generally remained intact. Dutch rule over Bali came later and was never as well established as in other parts of Indonesia such as Java and Maluku.

In the 1930s, anthropologists Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson, artists Miguel Covarrubias and Walter Spies, and musicologist Colin McPhee all spent time here. Their accounts of the island and its peoples created a western image of Bali as ""an enchanted land of aesthetes at peace with themselves and nature"". Western tourists began to visit the island. The sensuous image of Bali was enhanced in the West by a quasi-pornographic 1932 documentary Virgins of Bali about a day in the lives of two teenage Balinese girls whom the film's narrator Deane Dickason notes in the first scene ""bathe their shamelessly nude bronze bodies"". Under the looser version of the Hays code that existed up to 1934, nudity involving ""civilised"" (i.e. white) women was banned, but permitted with ""uncivilised"" (i.e. all non-white women), a loophole that was exploited by the producers of Virgins of Bali. The film, which mostly consisted of scenes of topless Balinese women was a great success in 1932, and almost single-handedly made Bali into a popular spot for tourists.

Imperial Japan occupied Bali during World War II. It was not originally a target in their Netherlands East Indies Campaign, but as the airfields on Borneo were inoperative due to heavy rains, the Imperial Japanese Army decided to occupy Bali, which did not suffer from comparable weather. The island had no regular Royal Netherlands East Indies Army (KNIL) troops. There was only a Native Auxiliary Corps Prajoda (Korps Prajoda) consisting of about 600 native soldiers and several Dutch KNIL officers under the command of KNIL Lieutenant Colonel W.P. Roodenburg. On 19 February 1942, the Japanese forces landed near the town of Sanoer (Sanur). The island was quickly captured.

During the Japanese occupation, a Balinese military officer, I Gusti Ngurah Rai, formed a Balinese 'freedom army'. The harshness of Japanese occupation forces made them more resented than the Dutch colonial rulers.

Independence from the Dutch
In 1945, Bali was liberated by the British 5th infantry Division under the command of Major-General Robert Mansergh who took the Japanese surrender. Once the Japanese forces had been repatriated the island was handed over to the Dutch the following year.

In 1946, the Dutch constituted Bali as one of the 13 administrative districts of the newly proclaimed State of East Indonesia, a rival state to the Republic of Indonesia, which was proclaimed and headed by Sukarno and Hatta. Bali was included in the ""Republic of the United States of Indonesia"" when the Netherlands recognised Indonesian independence on 29 December 1949. The first governor of Bali, Anak Agung Bagus Suteja, was appointed by President Sukarno in 1958, when Bali became a province.

2002 Bali bombings memorial
The 1963 eruption of Mount Agung killed thousands, created economic havoc and forced many displaced Balinese to be transmigrated to other parts of Indonesia. Mirroring the widening of social divisions across Indonesia in the 1950s and early 1960s, Bali saw conflict between supporters of the traditional caste system, and those rejecting this system. Politically, the opposition was represented by supporters of the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) and the Indonesian Nationalist Party (PNI), with tensions and ill-feeling further increased by the PKI's land reform programmes. An attempted coup in Jakarta was put down by forces led by General Suharto.

The army became the dominant power as it instigated a violent anti-communist purge, in which the army blamed the PKI for the coup. Most estimates suggest that at least 500,000 people were killed across Indonesia, with an estimated 80,000 killed in Bali, equivalent to 5% of the island's population. With no Islamic forces involved as in Java and Sumatra, upper-caste PNI landlords led the extermination of PKI members.

As a result of the 1965–66 upheavals, Suharto was able to manoeuvre Sukarno out of the presidency. His ""New Order"" government re-established relations with Western countries. The pre-War Bali as ""paradise"" was revived in a modern form. The resulting large growth in tourism has led to a dramatic increase in Balinese standards of living and significant foreign exchange earned for the country.

A bombing in 2002 by militant Islamists in the tourist area of Kuta killed 202 people, mostly foreigners. This attack, and another in 2005, severely reduced tourism, producing much economic hardship to the island.

On 27 November 2017, Mount Agung erupted five times, causing evacuation of thousands, disruption of air travel and environmental damage. Further eruptions also occurred between 2018 and 2019.

The official Publications The Government of Indonesia, Bali
Bali Arts Festival (PKB) 2021
24 Maret 2021 - by Seksi Promosi

Bali Arts Festival (PKB) 2021 is taken place on June,12nd until July,10th 2021 and located at the cultural park of Bali Province. It is the longest and largest cultural arts festival in Indonesia, even in the world. Bali Art Festival will be implemented in the form of Offline and Online Hybrids, as an effort to protect the classical arts and the Sebunan tradition (locality-based) in each Regency / City. The materials of Bali Art Festival include Peed Aya (Parade), Rekasada (Pergelaran), Utsawa (Parade), Wimbakara (Competition), Kandarupa (Exhibition), Widyatula (Sarasehan), Kriyaloka (Workshop) and Art Awards.

5 Mei 2020 - by admin

The tradition of Ngurek

The tradition in Bali is practiced by Hindus precisely at Pangrebongan Temple, Kesiman Village, Denpasar. The most of people who follow this ritual start to be possessed / trance, there are those who shout, cry, growl and dance accompanied by traditional music of Beleganjur.

Location : Kesiman Village, East Denpasar, Denpasar City

4 Mei 2020 - by admin

4 Mei 2020 - by admin

The day after Nyepi, the residents of Sesetan will flood the main road of their village in Denpasar to celebrate the caka new year with a unique ritual called Omed-omedan , also known as the kissing ritual
The single Sesetan boys are probably the happiest on this day, for they get to kiss the single ladies of their village without any consequences. Known as the kissing ritual, Omed-omedan is when the bachelors and bachelorettes aged 17-30 of Sesetan gather on the area’s main street. Divided into two groups (men and women), they will take position and face each other; at a given signal, both sides will approach to the centre of the street, and male participants will pull and kiss (sometimes forcefully) the female participants while the rest of the villagers in the audience pour buckets of water over them.

Meaning “to pull” in Balinese, Omed-omedan has been passed down from generation to generation in the hamlet as an activity intended to strengthen the social cohesion among the young generation of Sesetan. The ritual was once dismissed in the 80s, and what happened after didn’t please the villagers; some kind of plague struck the area, causing pigs to fight each other with the Sesetan residents struggling to separate them. Due to this strange occurrance, the festival was resumed, for it is believed that this annual ritual prevents disaster from descending upon the village.

The ritual will begin with everyone involved praying in the village’s Banjar temple. Once the praying is done, there will be a brief Barong performance that takes place on the road. By this time, hundreds of people from the neighbouring areas and visitors in the know will have already flocked to the road.

The Omed-omedan normally takes place at around 2pm. Visitors wishing to observe the festivity are advised to arrive early to secure good positions to snap photos. You might want to protect your camera with a waterproof housing as there will be water sprays everywhere right in the centre of the crowd. There will also be a street bazaar with vendors selling traditional food, clothes, and more. Live music and comedy shows delivered in Balinese and/or Bahasa Indonesian will be performed on a stage before the ritual begins.

Location : Sesetan Village, South Denpasar, Denpasar City