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The Barong or Lion Dance for instance

the Barong or Lion Dance for instance
the Barong or Lion Dance for instance

Bali Island remains one of the most artistically rich and easily identifiable cultures of the world, mostly due to its predominantly Balinese Hindu religion. Take the Barong or Lion Dance for instance. This mask is easily recognizable to just about anyone familiar with the island. Amazing people, amazing culture,and guess what? We got it at Bali Mandira weekly!

A picture of Mount Agung

A picture of Mount Agung we took yesterday early morning during one of our tours. The volcano is still active and the tallest mountain in Bali at over three thousand meters or aproximatelly ten thousand feet. Also the holiest of places in the island according to the local Balinese Hindu religion, especially the Mother Temple built at the foot of this massive mountain.

Jason Mraz live in Bali

”]Jason Mraz will perform in Bali on November 09, 2011 [Wednesday] at Taman Bhagawan, Tanjung Benoa.

The 52 Grammy Award nominee in 2010, Jason Mraz will visit Bali in his “Jason Mraz: A Special Acoustic Evening with Toca Rivera” Asian Tour.

Jason’s last performance in Indonesia was in March 2009 at “Java Jazz 2009”; the annual international Jazz festival in Jakarta.

Road repairs in Bali

The Bali administration is proposing Rp 135.9 billion (US$15.9 million) in its draft 2012 provincial budget to repair roads across its nine municipality and regencies.

A total of 860.53 km of roads will be repaired with budget funds, which is an increase from the Rp 85.3 billion allocated for this year, Bali administration spokesman Ketut Teneng said Thursday in Denpasar.

From Jakarta Post.

Bali to Switch to Gas for Power Self-Sufficiency

Bali’s oil-burning power plants will all convert to the cleaner natural gas by the end of 2013, officials in Denpasar said at the weekend.

The chairman of power plant operator PT Bali Global Energi, announced the launch of a “Bali Interim Gas Distribution” programme, which would concentrate on replacing outdated diesel fuelled commercial generators with more modern generators fueled by liquid natural gas (LNG).

“Why should we use gas? Because gas has much lower CO2 emissions when compared to coal or oil. It will create an electricity supply business in Bali which is much more environmentally friendly,” he said.

Read more on The Bali Times.