Two tiny islands, Bali and Lombok have been buffeted by powerful empires throughout their history, and their fortunes have often been tied to those of their larger neighbours, Jawa and Sumbawa. Relations between Bali and Lombok have been uneasy at the best of times, but more often turbulent and bloody. The origins of their present cultural, religious and economic differences are firmly rootes in past events.
1500 meters high, the village of Kintamani ahs a cool, damp climate suited to growing oranges and passion fruit and on market day, which falls every third day, the main street becomes a bustling chaos of vendors, some of whom have traveled from far away, carrying their wares on horseback.
Bali has a long chain of history from the ice-age era (pre-historic time) to modern, global civilization era. With a dynamic characteristic indicating selectivity and flexibility, the Balinese culture initially reflects a configuration of an expressive culture dominated by religious, solidarity and aesthetic values. Nowadays, it develops along with the adoption of foreign values especially in the aspects of the economic, science and technology, as a result of the global modernization. In general, the history of Bali is divided into three different eras including the pre-historic, the […]
Anak Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA) Gianyar regency Built by Agung Rai, the museum functions as art gallery and cultural center. The epicentrum of Pengosekan’s attractions is Agung Rai Museum of Art. The museum saves the best fine art collection comparable to Neka Art Museum’s collection. Yet, it is also sets aside some space for a public library, research center, a small bookshop and a open stage. Passing through the temporary exhibition hall and across the garden, large place called Bale Daja is served as a […]
Beliefs, Ceremonies, Cycles Of Life And Rites Of Passages (Source: Bali A Traveler’s Companion and Bali Tourism Information Book 2008) Balinese beliefs & its history Balinese Hinduism, a combination of Indian Shivaistic, Buddhist traditions and local customs dominates the daily lives of Balinese. Those many aspects involved during its one-millennium long evolution from the fifth till the sixteenth century make Hinduism of Bali tremendously different from that of India. Hinduism and Buddhism are believed to arrive in Indonesia from India around the 4th century, known from a […]