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Bali Photography

Since our last trip in Bangkok on February 2012, we had the greatest opportunity to travel to South Korea with Garuda Indonesia Airlines, actually this trip was my girlfriend’s dream. 🙂 We were traveling for 8 days, 6 days in Seoul and 2 days in Jeju Island. Transport Seoul is one of the toughest city in Asia, because you couldn’t imagine how big the city is and you need to understand the subway-lines, figure the transport cost, the route map, and the biggest challenge is language however once you understand the

Dji Sam Soe Bali with Sinar Photo Bali present The 9 Wonders of Bali Photo Competition, one of the new experience of photo competition that bring the photographers directly to 9 best spot in bali and express their imagination to take the best shoot. This competition was splited into 3 groups of locations; Group A was shooting in Denpasar, Badung & Gianyar Regencies; Group B was shooting in Klungkung, Bangli & Karangasem Regencies; and Group C was shooting in Tabanan, Negara & Singaraja Regencies. Lucky me, i got into group

Nyepi is a Balinese “Day of Silence” that is commemorated every Isakawarsa (Saka new year) according to Bali’s calendar (in 2012, it will be on March 23rd). It is a day of silence, fasting, and meditation. The day following Nyepi is also celebrated as New year. Observed from 6 a.m. until 6 a.m. the next morning, Nyepi is a day reserved for self-reflection and as such, anything that might interfere with that purpose is restricted. The main restrictions are: no lighting fires (and lights must be kept low); no working;

There many kind of traditional ceremonial in Bali which each of the village has their own way to implement. The philosophies which contained the each of the ceremonial is to implementation the thanks to the almighty god Ida Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa, where the form by doing the upakara yadnya. There are so many kind of upakara yadnya in Bali which each of the upakara has they own purpose with many kind of offering to the god in form of Banten. There some symbols are contained in the Banten which

  The first time you see them, those small leaf-encased floral bits and pieces lying in the doorways of shops, or outside market stalls and dwellings, it would be possible to dismiss them as casually strewn good-luck tokens or charms or even rubbish. But that is far from the truth. They are, in fact canang – daily offerings created in their thousands throughout the enchanting island of Bali. Behind them lies an inspiring story of devotion, love and sacrifice.   Balinese people treat the island’s unseen inhabitants – Gods, Ancestors