A number of Balinese Hindus prepared offerings to celebrate Galungan in Ubud, Bali, on Wednesday. Celebration of the victory of Good (Dharma) over evil (Adharma) is filled with worship at the Temple of each indigenous villages across Bali. The Bali Times/ANT

Penjor, the Symbol of Devotion

At the end of May, travelers who came to ali will find the biggest ceremony of Balinese Hindus called the Galungan and Kuningan. The series of Galungan and Kuningan are to celebrate the victory of Dharma (Good) against Adharma (evil). There are some unique characteristics of the celebration. One of them is Penjor. Penjor symbolizes […]

Gov Reminds Maintaining Culture is Key to Bali Tourism

DENPASAR ~ Bali Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, reminded the citizens to always keep the local culture as the key to sustain tourism attraction. “Bali has no minerals and other natural resources, but we have a strong human resources, so it is our duty to preserve the culture that has been inherited,” he said during the […]

An 84-year-old man Arrested in Bali for Drugs Smuggling

KUTA ~ Office of Surveillance and Customs Service at Ngurah Rai International Airport again successfully prevented drugs smuggling attempt of meth weighing 2,522 grams from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. “The suspect claimed that he was entrusted the illicit goods by someone with the initials S from Madura before he left for Bali,” said the Head of […]

1,914 Schools in Bali Not Yet Accredited

DENPASAR ~ Bali Provincial Accreditation Agency (BAP) recorded that around 1,914 schools in various levels on the island, both public and private cannot be accredited until 2014. Chairman of BAP Bali Prof. Dr. I Wayan Maba said that he had proposed 2,221 schools to be accredited, but the approved quotas are only 308 schools ranging […]

Abrassion Threaten Rambut Siwi Temple

NEGARA ~ Abrasion threatens Rambut Siwi Temple, which is one of the largest temples in Jembrana Regency, despite the breakwater has been built on the beach area. “The wave’s barrier wall is starting to break at some parts. If it is left unchecked, this temple can be threatened,” said Pemangku (priest) of Rambut Siwi Temple, […]

Dog Bites Case in Bali Increasing

DENPASAR ~ Bali Provincial Health Department recorded the number of dog bite cases in 2013 up to April 2014 increased to 3,782 incidents scattered throughout all regencies/ city in Bali. “In average, the number of dog bite cases as many as 126 reports per day in all hospitals throughout regencies/ city in Bali,” said Head […]

South Korean Dies in Accident Caused by Snatcher

DENPASAR ~ A South Korean was found died because of an accident at Jalan Teuku Umar Barat, Denpasar. The incident began when the victim Kim Eun Sol (19) and her friend Amy Fitria Sidhartha (18), went home from hang out on a motorbike, while the victim’s other friend rode his motorcycle alone. When they were […]