Happy New Year 2015

The New Year is the time when the feeling is new..
The Sun is new..
The blessings are new..
The hope is new…
The smile is new..
The joy is new…
The rhythm is new..
The peace is new….
But my wishes for you are not new……
They were, they are and they will be there for you forever….

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Ogoh-Ogoh Festival and Nyepi Day 2010

Bali’s Ogoh-Ogoh Festival has become one of the most popular annual events on the island for both local and foreign visitors. This unique celebration takes place on the day before Nyepi, also known as the day of silence, which this year takes place on March 16th. In the days leading up to the festival, people staying in Ubud and in other areas of the island will notice local communities making their ogoh-ogoh – large wooden effigies of demons and monsters. These elaborate models, fashioned from bamboo and decorated with papier mache, are then paraded through the streets in a noisy procession, accompanied by gongs and burning torches.

Known as Ngrupuk, the purpose of this festival day is to scare off evil spirits before the 24-period of silent reflection begins for Nyepi. Some of the ogoh-ogoh are extremely large and require several people to carry them during the parade. The procession has evolved into a competition in recent years, with the best ogoh-ogoh receiving a prize at the end of the day. On Nyepi, all traffic is banned from the streets as the Balinese people remain indoors with their families. Even the airport is closed for business on this special day and visitors to the island are asked to observe the local custom by staying inside their hotel compounds.

source: prolog.org

photo: inbali.org

Ubud, Favorite Tourism In Asia Conde Nast Traveler Version

During the 2009 Conde Nast Traveler (a travel magazine published by the United States) quietly and without publicity has conducted an assessment of tourist locations in Asia and the results announced at the travel magazine in the January 2010 edition has been put ubud as most favorite tourist attractions in Asia surpassed 8 other attractions in asia like Bankok, Hong Kong, Chiangmai, Kyoto, Singapore, Shanghai, Jaipur and Tokyo.

As a village, Ubud has been able to make itself as an international village. Various kinds of art, culture, no traditions, and unique characteristics of communities and geographical areas are able to make this place became a favorite place to be visited by tourists abroad.

This visit is like a drug Ubud tranquility for its visitors. This is as reinforce the inherent philosophy of this ubud name. Palm based historical look Markandya Purana, Ubud own names transcribed from the word “ubad” (drugs). This is which is the basis and guidelines for leaders and the entire community to make Ubud as a drug in search of peace and inspiration to everyone who came to this village. Continue reading “Ubud, Favorite Tourism In Asia Conde Nast Traveler Version”

About Ubud

Ubud is a town in central Bali, Indonesia. Ubud is a favourite traveler’s destination in Bali and is famous as a centre of Balinese culture, arts and crafts.

Ubud can be described as a magical, wonderful, cultural center. Above all, it is famous as an arts and crafts hub. Much of the town and nearby villages seems to consist of artists’ workshops and galleries, mostly retailing cheap reproductions for tourists. There are some remarkable architectural sights, artistic gems to be found and a general feeling of well being to be enjoyed thanks to the spirit, surroundings and climate.

While Ubud seems to outsiders like one small town, it is in fact 14 villages, each run by its own banjar. Ubud has grown rapidly and some central parts are coping less well with the influx of tourists than others. That said, most development is sympathetic to the zeitgeist, if not designed specifically in the local style. Growth is continuing but there are still terraced rice fields along the rivers and regular, quiet village life carries on relatively undisturbed.

Due to its location 600 metres above sea level, Ubud enjoys somewhat cooler temperatures than the coast (sometimes necessary to bring a pullover for the evening), although the midday sun can still be scorching, and the humidity usually relentless. Continue reading “About Ubud”

Balinese Dance Peformance

NO

DAYS

NAME OF TROUPE

PERFORMANCE

PLACE

TIME

PRICE

1

SUNDAY

Jaya Swara Legong of Mahabarata Ubud Palace 19:30

80,000

2 Trena Jenggala Kecak Fire and Trance dance Padang tegal Kaja 19:00

75,000

3 Oka Kartini Wayang Kulit (Shadow Puppet) Oka Kartini 20:00

60,000

4 The Peliatan Masters Legong Dance ARMA 19:30

80,000

5 Cahya Warsa Janger Ubud Water Palace 19:30

80,000

6 Suara Sakti Jegog ( Bamboo Gamelan ) Bentuyung Village 19:00

80,000

7 Krama Ds. Sambahan Kecak Fire and Trance dance Batukaru Temple 19:30

75,000

8 Pondok Pekak Legong Dance Bale banjar Ubud Kelod 19:30

75,000

9 Sekaa Gong Wanita Mekarsari Dancers and Musician of Peliatan` Balerung Mandera 19:30

75,000

1

MONDAY

Sadha Budaya Legong Dance Ubud Palace 19:30

80,000

2 Krama Ds. Adat Junjungan Kecak Fire ( Monkey Chant Dance ) Junjungan Village 19:00

75,000

3 Sandhi Suara Barong  and Keris Dance Pura Padang Kerta 19:00

75,000

4 Krama Ds. Adat Ubud Kaja Kecak  Ramayana & Fire Dance Pura Dalem Ubud 19:30

65,000

5 Luh Luwih Women Performance Bale banjar Ubud Kelod 19:30

75,000

Wayang Kulit Wayang Kulit (Shadow Puppet) Pondok Bamboo Acc. 20:00

75,000

1

TUESDAY

Bina Remaja Ramayana Ballet Ubud Palace 19:30

80,000

2 Semara Ratih Spirit of Bali Jaba Pura desa Kutuh 19:30

75,000

3 Sandhi Suara Kecak Fire & Trance Dance Jaba Pura Taman Sari 19:30

75,000

4 Wayang Kulit Kerta Wayang Kulit (Shadow Puppet) Kerta Accommodation 20:00

75,000

5 Genta Bhuana Sari Legong Dance Balerung Mandera 19:30

75,000

6 Sekaa Gong Karyasa Legong Dance Pura Dalem Ubud 19:30

75,000

7 Chandra Wati Women Gamelan with Child Dance Ubud Water Palace 19:30

80,000

8 Nrita Dewi Trance Culture Bale banjar Ubud Kelod 19:30

75,000

Semara Kanti Barong & Kris Dance Padang tegal Kaja 19:30

75,000

1

WEDNESDAY

Panca Arta Legong and Barong Dance Ubud Palace 19:30

80,000

Topeng Jimat Arma Group ARMA 19:30 80,000
3 Oka Kartini Wayang Kulit (Shadow Puppet) Oka Kartini 20:00

60,000

4 Yamasari Legong Dance Yamasari Stage 19:30

75,000

5 Trena Jenggala Kecak Fire & Trance Dance Padang tegal Kaja 19:00

75,000

6 Yowana Swara Jegog ( Bamboo Gamelan ) Pura Dalem Ubud 19:00

75,000

7 Krama Ds. Adat Taman Kaja Kecak Fire & Trance Dance Pura Dalem Taman Kaja 19:30

75,000

Krama Desa Ubud Tengah Woman Kecak and Fire Dance Batukaru Temple 19:30

75,000

Suara Guna Kanti Abangan Legong and Barong Waksira Dance Bale banjar Ubud Kelod 19:30

75,000

1

THURSDAY

Panca Arta Legong Trance and Paradise Dance Ubud Palace 19:30

80,000

2 Semara Madya Kecak ( Monkey Chant Dance ) Puri Agung Peliatan 19:30

75,000

3 Anangga Sari Legong Dance Jaba Pura desa Kutuh 19:30

75,000

4 Sekeha Raja Peni The Barong and Keris Dance Pura Dalem Ubud 19:30

75,000

5 Cenik Wayah Spirit of Gamelan ( Barong & Child Dance ) Ubud Water Palace 19:30

80,000

6 Sandhi Suara Kecak Fire and Trance dance Pura Taman Sari 19:30

75,000

7 Krama Ds. Sambahan Kecak Fire and Trance dance Batukaru Temple 19:30

75,000

8 Puspa Kirana Troupe Wayang Wong Dance Bale banjar Ubud Kelod 19:30

75,000

Wayang Kulit Wayang Kulit (Shadow Puppet) Pondok Bamboo Acc. 20:00

75,000

1

FRIDAY

Sadha Budaya Barong Dance Ubud Palace 19:30

80,000

2 Tirta Sari Legong Dance Balerung Mandera 19:30

100,000

3 Padang Subadra Kecak and Fire Dance Pura Padang Kerta 19:00

75,000

4 Oka Kartini Wayang Kulit (Shadow Puppet) Oka Kartini 20:00

60,000

5 Suara Sakti Jegog ( Bamboo Gamelan ) Bentuyung Village 19:00

80,000

6 Krama Ds. Adat Ubud Kaja Kecak Ramayana and Fire Dance Pura Dalem Ubud 19:30

65,000

7 Sekaa Br. Abasan Barong and Keris Dance ARMA 17:30

75,000

8 Kiduling Suwari Legong Dance Bale banjar Ubud Kelod 19:30

75,000

Pondok Pekak Frog Dance Padang tegal Kaja 19:30

75,000

1

SATURDAY

Bina Remaja Legong Dance Ubud Palace 19:30

80,000

2 Gunung Sari Legong Dance Puri Agung Peliatan 19:30

75,000

3 Trena Jenggala Kecak Fire and Trance dance Padang tegal Kaja 19:00

75,000

4 Wayang Kulit Kerta Wayang Kulit (Shadow Puppet) Kerta Accommodation 20:00

65,000

5 Chandra Wirabhuana Legong Dance Ubud Water Palace 19:30

80,000

6 Pondok Pekak Frog Dance Bale banjar Ubud Kelod 19:00

75,000

7 Semara Ratih The Beauty of Legong Pura Dalem Ubud 19:30

75,000

8 Krama Ds. Adat Taman Kaja Kecak Fire and Trance dance Pura Dalem Taman Kaja 19:30

75,000

Arma Group Wayang Wong Dance ARMA 19:00

80,000

Every 1st  and 15th Gambuh Dance Pura Desa Batuan 19:00

80,000

Every Full Moon and New Moon Kecak Dance ARMA Open Stage 19:00

100,000

Ticket Available at Danasari