Bali Safari and Marine Park

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Bali Safari and Marine Park is established by Taman Safari Indonesia who operate a successful safari park in Bogor, West Java, the Bali facility is lauded as the Company’s flagship park and will eventually employ a workforce of 400 charged with caring for the animals and serving the thousands of visitors expected to visit Bali Safari each day.

Designed by a leading U.S. zoo architect, guests will board special safari busses for drives passing through different areas of the park serving as home to a number of animals, including: rare white Bengali tigers, Sumatran tigers, hippopotami, lions, zebras, elephants, wildebeest, camels, alligators, bears and sundry primates – all roaming in large, near-natural settings.

Reached by the near Professor I.B, Mantra highway, the park is located on Lebih Beach, just minutes from Sanur.

Bali Safari and Marine Park has many
facilities, including:
•Animals in natural surroundings.
•The exciting recreation area.
•Fun Zone.
•The amazing Bali Theatre.
•Cottages and Bungalows.
•Varied and delicious foods at the beautiful scenic restaurants.
Come and have a one-of-a-kind experience with a Balinese cultural influence, supported by the warm hospitality of the island’s people.

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Hiking Mount Batukaru

Thursday, June 25, 2009

This 2,278 meter peak towers over the local landscape, and strongly influences local spiritual beliefs. All local temples have a shrine dedicated to the spirit of the “coconut shell” mountain, and high on its slopes is the public (Kayangan Jagat) temple of Pura luhur Watukaru.

Hiking to the summit of Batukaru is a 6 - 7 hour trip to the summit, and 5 hours to return. A medium to high level of fitness is required - it can be very steep in parts of the climb. A day return trip should be started around 6 am to allow time to return in daylight. Alternatively, an over night stay at the summit in tents or under the stars can make the trip a more enjoyable experience.

The trek to the summit for the most part is shaded by tropical rainforest and the trail is narrow and unsealed. You will climb from 700 m ascending to 2200 m, you will pass small mountain temples on the way, that can only be entered if you are wearing a sash.

On the trek you will see Giant Fig trees, Native Orchids, epiphytes and incredible Pandanas trees. Although this is the home of the small deer (Kijang), wild cats (civet) and Rhesus/Leaf eating monkeys the only likely evidence that you will see is their droppings on the trail. From the summit on a clear day you will see the crater of Batukaru, the lakes of Bedugul, Lombok, Java and Bali.
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Visiting Kedonganan Bay

Kedonganan bay or jimbaran bay will be interesting for people who would like to enjoy fresh seafood with beautifull panorama of sunset, Beeing a part of legendaris indian ocean jimbaran bay offer you a complete activites of seafood product.

It is about 3 kilometers south of Bali International Airport ngurah Rai. The fishing village of Kedonganan. At the northern part of the beach could be seen a traditional fish market and great number of anchoring “Jukung” or traditional fishing boat which present an interesting view. To experience sailing around the gulf here by traditional sailing boat give us the picturesque image of west Bali’s cresent beach.

The new arising tourist resorts at Jimbaran now have more option to dine out. Along the Jimbaran to Kedonganan Beach there are many cafes operated by local people. It is something like night markets where visitors can choose a wide range of seafoods. Nearly all cafes provide special seafood menus with local recipes or combination with the western one. Fish is supplied by a nearby fishermen village at Kedonganan. Some vendors there still sell their fish until to the afternoon.

When the west horizon turns yellowish red, the cafes spread their colorful chairs on the sand overlooking the beach. Slowly the activity on the beach reduces, while other activities begin at cafes. And when the night arrives, it starts getting to be romantic. Candle lights and live musicians enhancing the atmosphere. There are many small and big jukungs that are ready to sail and will become an artistic background for your dinner.

The shining stars in the sky, candle-like lights from the resorts on the hill and the spotlight from the airport has changed Jimbaran Beach to something like a celebration night. Taste the grilled fish on the sand of a open-air beachfront café and enrich your dining experience with one not usually available at 5 star hotels . You can choose the kind and size of fish and other seafood yourself. The local characteristic of the recipe is that grilled fish is topped with Balinese raw spices (basa matah). It is then traditionally accompanied with stir-fried water spinach and white steamed rice.
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Handicraft Industry in Bali

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The proliferation of handicraft industry in Bali, for many people is considered the side effect of tourism. It is true that when the tourism of Bali experienced its darkest moment after the first and second Bali bomb, handicrafts industry has its hardest time when many workshops and factories stop their activities, the some art shops and galleries closed, and some continue to operate with a hope of recovery of tourism.

Bali Handicraft

It is also true that in the earliest stage of tourism in Bali, the handicraft market of Bali was overloaded with local traditional products for the consumption of visitors who come to Bali. However, handicraft industries in Bali develops and became less ethno-centric, more modern and cope with the demand of the costumer with the magical words “made to order” and at the end the handicraft industry in Bali find that they begins to make products for export and they have another source of income besides the local market.

Bali Handicraft

Now, in the remote corner of Tampaksiring, in Gianyar regency, local carvers carve the seal horns with Eskimo art style. The horn are imported from Alaska, carved in Bali and sent back to Alaska to satisfy the demand of Alaskan market for Eskimo handicraft; and the buyers of this handicraft maybe an Indonesian tourist who happen to visit Alaska. Another example is the carvers in Ubud or Kerobokan who carve digeridoos, decorated with Aboriginal dots and lines sell their products in the market of down under and the tourist in Australia would have no clue that these aboriginal handicraft are made in paradise island of Bali.

Bali Handicraft

Similarly many non-Balinese Indonesian crafts, including traditional Papuan or Borneo souvenirs are also made in Bali since the Balinese carvers can made anything as long as it is made to order.

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