Bali’s Nightly Cultural Performances

Category : Tourist Destination | Posted on Nov 09, 2018
An evening of cultural appreciation should leave a memorable experience on your Bali travel diary. And doing so is like a picnic, for there are countless nightly traditional Balinese dance performances held on many corners of the island for you to come and watch. So much more than just a form of art, traditional dances in Bali are a welcoming rituals, performed to mark the start of religious ceremonies or rituals that take place in the temples, to welcome the deities and ancestors that come...

The Ins and Outs of Balinese Dogs

Category : What's going on in Bali | Posted on Nov 07, 2018
Have you ever seen a Balinese dog?I am sure you must have. These small, ugly animals are everywhere. They lurk in every corner in groups of four or five, peering at you in defiance with their small beady eyes, their tails jigging in the air. If you are, like myself, a white-skinned Caucasian, they can identify you immediately from your body odour, since we stink – the Balinese say Westerners stink like calves, and it might be true – and so they bark at you relentlessly, until you set off in a ru...

Bali Events Week 2 November 2018

Category : What's going on in Bali | Posted on Nov 07, 2018
Winter is coming and Bali is all prepared to deal with it in party style. Kibarer Property has lined up the perfect week full of events for you to attend.JASON STONE AT SOKADANI L MEBIUS & CHERRYL AT SKY GARDENSHIFTER AT JENJALEEA & SARAH KETAREN AT LXXYJIMI JULES AT JENJAINDONESIA TOGETHER AT OMNIAHOOK N SLING AT ENVIE2ND ANNIVERSARY LEVEL 21 THE SHAPESHIFTERS AT MRS SIPPYSUN-S AT SOKA

A Woman’s “Impurity” Within Balinese Belief

Category : uncategorized | Posted on Nov 05, 2018
If there has been an important behavioural notion that has been imported from India to Bali, it is the notion of purity, or rather the avoidance of impurity, nirmala – not impure. To the Balinese, spiritual impurity is indeed a dreadful condition. First place, it is niskala (invisible) by nature, thus subjected to forces that are beyond control, and require complex cleansing ceremonies and offerings. Secondly, impurity affects the whole community. Events are cancelled, rule of avoidance hav...

Bali’s Bizarre and Beautiful: Costumes of Culture

Category : What's going on in Bali | Posted on Nov 02, 2018
While the Balinese seem to go about their daily lives in a fairly normal way, in reality it is just a cover. What they really like to do is attend ceremonies and functions where they can dress up!Bali is a culture where the adherents just love to get put on costumes. From an early age – almost from birth, children are swathed in fabric and headgear – with rich patterns and textures of textiles – some heirlooms, some copies of the real thing – but they are always luscious.Different ceremonies req...

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