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Squirrels (Balinese Name “Semal”)

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Was a pleasant surprise for our guests when these little Fellows come down the coconut Palms to say hello ! The squirrels are surprisingly tame and they will literally come right down from the high tree tops and allow people

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Balinese Gate

In the traditional #Balinese architecture, there is a typical gate- Angkul-angkul, it is the entrance to the yard, giving an access to Balinese compounds in many places of the island. The gate itself is richly decorated with kala’s head, floral

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Do you know the secrets of Balinese Cuisine?

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Hi Friends, even you came to Bali many times, but some of the cuisines and the secrets of Balinese foods still await you for exploring, such as Jimbaran Seafood style BBQ’s, Babi Guling (Roasted suckling pig in Balinese spices) with

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We have a date with Angklung at Christmas

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Lighting it up!!!!Our Mandira’s team begins to prepare for Christmas Eve Dinner a special Angklung performance. What is angklung? Angklung is an Indonesian musical instrument consisting of two, three or four bamboo tubes suspended in a bamboo frame, bound with

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Bani Ngajeng Lawar ?

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Lawar is one of the most stereotypical Balinese cuisines. Anyone who has lived with a Balinese family will have surely been offered this spicy fare, particularly around ceremony time. “Bani ngajeng lawar?” (“Are you brave enough to eat lawar?”), they

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Inspire Senses Spa Bali

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Spa culture is one of the traditional experiences of Bali, we could discover it through four senses perspectives. TOUCH: through traditional massages and typical Bali facial and body treatments performed using natural products imported directly from the island. TASTE: through

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Piodalan at the Bali Mandira Temple

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Experience our Temple Celebration (Piodalan) at the Bali Mandira Temple on 08 Oct 2014. Piodalan is a Hindu ceremony in Bali to celebrate the anniversary of a temple. This Piodalan is held once a year in the Balinese calendar to

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Banyu pinaruh day

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Good Morning, I wake up really early today to go to the beach for Banyu Pinaruh ceremony. Banyu Pinaruh is one of culture procession which is aimed to purify the body and soul. This celebration is held one day after

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A SARASWATI DAY 2014

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Today is Saraswati day, a traditional Balinese holiday to celebrate the day when knowledge is given by God through the beautiful goddess Saraswati. Like many Balinese holidays, Saraswati day is held every six months (210 days), on Saturday of Watugunung

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BHA Coastal Cleanup was a Great Success

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Bali, Saturday 20 September – Bali Hotels Association (BHA) participation in the International Coastal Cleanup campaign was another great success. The initiative saw more than 70 hotels under the BHA banner gather over 1600 volunteers to clear debris from several

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