Buying Balinese Furniture the Easy Way

Balinese Furniture

When you go to Bali for a holiday you will see many lovely things to buy for gifts or for yourself. However, there is a limit to what you can carry home in a suitcase, so you may be disappointed that something like some lovely wicker furniture had to be left behind. Of course, you can arrange to have it freighted, but there will be an additional cost and the time spent in getting it through customs may be longer than you want.

After all, you’ve gone there for a holiday, not to waste a whole day getting something shipped to your home. Bali has some beautiful boat wood furniture that will look lovely in your garden, but you can avoid all the hassles of arranging for freighting – and picking it up off the dock at home – by simply buying your goods from a furniture store that imports Bali or Indonesian furniture.

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Are all Bali DJs Created Equal?

Bali DJ

You may think that one DJ is just as good as any other when it comes to hiring your wedding DJ, but this is not so. A DJ who plays at weddings must have different skills from one that simply spins decks at the local pub on Saturday night for fun. Not all DJs are really good at putting people at their ease and helping them to have a good time.

The Saturday evening DJ does not need those kinds of skills because people are there to drink as much as dance and that in itself tends to relax them. They know what to expect as far as closing time, so the DJ doesn’t have to remind them of that. And the pub crowd are nearly always within a certain age group who know how to have fun, while a wedding guest list can comprise people from all age groups and many different walks of life.

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What You Need for Drug Rehab

Many people think that drug and alcohol rehabilitation is something that is rather horrible, but in fact it is a way for the user to get their life back. While some parts of it may be unpleasant, the whole drug rehabilitation thing is not that difficult to go through, especially when you have people to provide the right kind of support all the time.

If you are sick and tired of drugs controlling your life, it is time to get help. Here are some pointers to getting the right kind of treatment for your drug addiction.

  • Affordability – most addicts have spent all their money on drugs, so can’t afford costly treatment. Overseas clinics offer the most affordable treatment for drugs, with Bali being by far the easiest to get to.

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Pros and Cons of Starting a Business in Bali

Just like any other country there are pros and cons to starting a business in Bali. Sometimes Australians get carried away by a dream that is likely not quite as marvellous as they first thought. Starting a business in any country is a challenge. If you decide to go ahead, make sure you consult a professional digital agency to get advice on web design and professional SEO so your website designer can set up the right kind of website for you.

Most of the pros and cons of setting up a business in Bali relate to the different laws and the different lifestyle, both of which most Australians don’t understand completely unless they have lived in Bali for several years and gone out of their way to understand the culture. If you’ve only gone there on holiday a few times, you won’t necessarily understand what it’s all about and how different it can be from back home.

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What to Expect at a Bali Holiday Retreat

bali retreat

If you are feeling tired and frazzled it might be time to go on a Bali holiday retreat. Retreats are not like your normal holiday, where you try to cram as much sightseeing and fun into the time you have as possible. The result is that you often get home more tired than when you went and feel the need of another holiday to recover.

When you book into a holiday retreat, you don’t go sightseeing or have extreme – and dangerous – fun. Although you can if you want to.  But you don’t spend most of the nights partying on the beach or at a nightclub. And you don’t walk your feet off trying to see as much as possible.  Retreats are meant to be a time of rest and relaxation, although they are not all the same, and some may offer different forms of relaxation or even entertainment.

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How to Have Peace of Mind with Your Botox Injections

Botox-Injections

Many people use botox/wrinkle treatment to give their face a makeover and get rid of wrinkles that make them look old before their time.  It is an important first step to do your research carefully so you know the cosmetic surgeon chosen has the best qualifications and many testimonials from happy patients.  If you choose an overseas clinic for your treatment you can’t be sure of getting a highly trained and experienced doctor.

Choosing an Australian trained cosmetic surgeon for your Botox injections will give you peace of mind you are getting top quality treatment.  Some people who have gone overseas for treatment to places such as Bali or Thailand find their treatment has either made no difference or has left a result they are not pleased with. They then have to have more treatment when they come home. This is not cost effective, nor is it something you want to go through.

Besides this, a holiday is something you want to enjoy, not spoil by having some kind of medical procedure. Both Bali and Thailand offer fantastic opportunities for a fun holiday, helped along by people who are so friendly and willing to help in any way possible. There are many wonderful opportunities to see things that you would never find in Australia, as wonderful as our lovely country is. You risk missing out on seeing these things if you have to spend time getting cosmetic surgery treatment in a clinic.

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Brazilian MMA Fighter Dies in Bali

MMA Fighter

A Brazilian MMA fighter and instructor has died in Bali following a late night motorbike accident.

The incident happened on Pantai Berawa in the greater Canggu area on Bali’s West Coast on Monday, December 5, 2016.

Silvio Romero da Silva was the owner of a martial arts studio in Bali where he was an instructor.

He was riding a Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle and was not wearing a helmet when he ran into the back of a truck in the early hours of the morning. Police have indicated that da Silva may have been drunk at the time of the accident. Da Silva died at the scene.

Have Fun in Nusa Lembongan

Fun in Nusa Lembongan

Want to see some spectacular views from the water? After you’ve found your Bali Villas accommodation and unpacked, going on a cruise will be the ideal activity to introduce you to the wonderful world of Bali, especially if you have never been before. When working out where to go and what to see before you even leave Australia, consider booking a cruise or two in between more vigorous activity. This gives you time to rest up without wasting a single minute of your holiday. Here are just two of the cruises available in Bali – there are many more.

Lembongan Beach Club Day Cruise

A family ticket includes 2 adults and up to 3 children, but they must be between the ages of 4-14. A luxury catamaran will take you to Nusa Lembongan where you will transfer to Mushroom Bay and the peaceful tropical island where the private Beach Club is. You can relax on hammocks in the gardens, or if that sounds a bit boring, why not go snorkelling, kayaking, parasailing or scuba diving to mention just a few of the activities available. A fully supervised kids club will allow parents to rest, or enjoy themselves while knowing that their children are in good hands and having lots of fun.

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Deus 9ft & Single 2016

deus 9ft single 2016

Harrison Roach won the Deus 9ft and Single 2016 event with a spectacular longboarding display on perfect Canggu right handers – with a cleared lineup.

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Kiane Sabet – Amokrane Dead

Kiane 'Amokrane ' Sabet

Canggu Bali resident and French national Kiane Sabet aka ‘Amokrane was shot by police after attacking and fatally stabbing one of the police officers from the North Kuta Police force, identified as Anak Agung Putu Sudi.

On Facebook a post from someone who says ‘I lived in the same region as this guy – Canggu Bali for a couple of years. Complete nut case. Many people I know had scary confrontations with him in the last couple of years. Banned from most of the gyms in Bali”.

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The Spa Haven of Bali

This article expresses some of the most pleasantly and even heavenly Spas of the Island of Bali in Indonesia:

  • The Karma Spa, Karma Kandara: is renowned for its scenic beauty close to the Indian Ocean. This spa consists of luxe huts that are sublime and rustic and a seductively laid infrared detox sauna. This spa is lifted to an even more higher vibration with its therapeutic massages, celebrity oxygen facials and healing reiki included into their GMO Free Treatments- dedicatedly provided by their anatomy trained Body Workers.

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Rob Machado surfing the Bukit Peninsula

Rob Machado

“I spent a little over a week out on the Bukit Peninsula shooting with my good friend Ivan Tanjung. It’s a collection of waves from three different sessions.”

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The Best Places to Visit in Nusa Lembongan

This Balinese island is no longer just a place you mark on your agenda for a day trip. It has become increasingly popular as a vacation destination and rightfully so! Just 20 kilometres off the southwest Bali coast, you’ll discover the island paradise of Nusa Lembongan. Excellent snorkelling, fantastic diving, uncrowded white sandy beaches, and world class surf make this the perfect destination. Here you can have the Bali experience without the hustle and bustle of the other tourists.

Don’t let the slow pace here fool you. There’s tons of things to see and do, depending on your interests. Relax on the beach from your Bali villas, go diving for manta rays, take a cliff top walk, explore the mangrove forests, visit the Hindu temples, or check out the seaweed farms. Be sure to enjoy the stunning sunsets that are ready to astound you.

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Clay Marzo Surfing

Not even shot in Bali, but it’s worth publishing anywhere!
Song Credit- Metallica, Fade to Black, Edited By Kieran Clark, Filmed By John Barton

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Bali 9ft & Single Surf Comp 2014

From Deus ex Machina

The Deus ex Machina 9ft and Single event for 2014 was held at the Canggu / Pererenan river mouth right hand break featuring some World class longboarders and a bunch of local ex-pats.

The competitors all rode 60’s inspired single fins and showed how much style they all had with beautiful take-off’s, tubes, long arching bottom turns and styling cut-backs.

This year Devon Howard took the winner’s trophy and won for himself a custom Thomas X Deus 9’6 board.

3 Best Beach Clubs in Bali

Just like there are endless experiences to be had in Bali, there are also endless beach clubs to choose from. We have made the job easier for you by showcasing our top three.

 Karma Beach Bali

If you are seeking an exclusive beach, hidden from the hustle and bustle of Bali then Karma Beach Club with its ‘secret’ location is a must on your destination list. Karma Beach is nestled at the foot of a cliff with great accommodation options and surrounded by pristine white sand and a sparkling blue lagoon. Getting to the beach club is half the fun, you can either jump aboard the memorable funicular ride which gravitates down 85 metres of sheer cliff face or there is a set of beach stairs for those wanting to experience the local flora and fauna. The well-stocked oyster bar of this Aegean Sea inspired club serves us gourmet pizza, tapas along with a fine selection of quality liquors, champagne and beer. The white stretch of beach with calm waters make it great for kids, for mum and dad can lounge in one of the plush armchairs while keeping an eye on the kids as they play.

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4 Best Surfing Spots in Bali for Experts

Here are 4 of our all-time favourite surfing spots in Bali.

Impossibles (Intermediate – Advanced)

Overlooked by cliff-top hotels and Bali villas, this place is known for its speed, Impossibles gets its name because it is almost impossible to get around the sections during smaller swells. The beauty about Impossibles is that it is such a huge stretch of reef that there are a few different launching spots, meaning that it virtually never gets crowded. On a good day this wave is known to be long and fast, reaching heights of 5ft and over. If its peace, solitude and a long ride that you seek then the Impossibles should be on your hit list.

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4 Best Seminyak Restaurants

Here are our top 4 favourite restaurants in Seminyak at this time. If you have chosen to stay in a luxury villa in Seminyak, then these are a few of you go-to restaurants to check out.

Sarong

This Asian influenced  dining establishment has become one of the most sought out restaurants in Seminyak.The combined restaurant and cocktail lounge takes traditional Asian street food to a new level, inviting guests on  a journey of taste sensations across Asia, Indonesia, China, Japan, and Korea all with a hint of  Balinese flair. The food is consistently great, and Sarong prides themselves in serving up only quality food that is authentic, fresh and locally sourced.

Location:19x Jalan Petitenget, Kerobokan, Bali

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Rob Machado Uluwatu Bali

Rob Machado rips in the epic waves of Uluwatu, on Bali’s South Western coast.

2014 Bali Masters AFL Championship

The swanky Canggu Club in on the west coast of Bali has just played host to the 2014 Bali Masters Australian Rules Championships.

Twenty three teams from across Asia and Australia lined up against each other on the specially modified grounds of the pristine Canggu Club in Bali.

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Drifter Surf – Coolest Surf Shop in Bali?

drifter surf

The Drifter Surf Shop is one of my favourite shops in Bali. Whether you are looking for a Dick Van Stralen quad or a Channel Islands board, maybe an ultra-cool Patagonia backpack, Speargun or GoPro, Drifter has a wide and interesting array of surf and water related products set in an ultra cool, retro space in the heart of Seminyak.

Surrounded by hotels , restaurants and uber-cool villas it features eclectic fashion brands that you won’t find at most surf stores in Bali, shelves of hand-selected books and collected memorabilia including a large selection of artwork, photography and memorabilia all available for purchase.

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Bali Attractions Include Recreational Drugs

recreational drugs bali

When it comes to visiting Bali we hear a lot about the sun and surf, but there are other less conventional attractions that bring people to Bali and they include recreational drugs such as ‘magic mushrooms,’ cocaine and marijuana.

Early on the local authorities were either not aware of the drug tourist market or they chose to ignore it. Today, the government ranks among the toughest around for illegal drugs. It doesn’t even have to be “hard drugs”. All illegal drugs seemed to be viewed with the same contempt.

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Do You Want to Get Your Vagina Smoked? Then Come to Bali

vagina smoking

How would you like to have your vagina smoked like a high class Javanese woman? If you do not know what we are talking about, it is time you did! Indonesia has an entire beauty industry that has grown around intimate care.

Javanese women of the upper class participate in pre-wedding event that takes 6 days and it involves Asmaragama or love massage, Kendedes or vagina smoking or fogging. Vagina spas also called VG spas and V spas boomed throughout Indonesia and can be found in some of the upscale spas in Bali.

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Schapelle Corby Released

shapelle corby

Shapelle Corby has been released from Kerobokan jail in Bali today. She has spent more than nine years in Hotel K on drug charges. She departed the jail in a van with a massive media contingent and chaotic scenes.

Indonesia’s justice minister, Amir Syamsuddin approved Corby’s parole application late last week, and she is expected to be freed this afternoon after a lengthy meeting at Bali prosecutor’s office discussing her parole conditions.

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Japanese Woman Spend Big on Bali Gigolos

bali gigolo

You might be surprised to discover that Japanese magazine is reporting that Japanese women are heading to Bali because they like what they see – Gigolos – yes that’s right. Bali beach boys are serving Japanese women and making a very comfortable living making love to them.

For one-time encounter, Japanese women are spending 584k Rupiah or about 5.000 Yen. It does go as cheap as 233k Rupiah or 2.000 yen and as high as 1.1 million Rupiah or 10.000 yen for a full day, which is one of the most popular services offered.

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The Best Places to Visit in Nusa Lembongan

Nusa Lembongan is no longer just a day trip attraction. Just 20 kilometers off Bali’s southwest coast it has become a popular destination, and rightfully so! Currently this location remains a well kept secret, which means things aren’t as crowded here like some other areas of Bali.

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Community Based Tourism is Growing in Uma Abian Bali

Community Based Tourism is Growing in Uma Abian Bali

Bali is home to the delightful small hamlet of Uma Abian (in the Belayu Village) Tabanan. While this may not be an area of Bali you are familiar with, if you are planning a trip to Bali it is most definitely an area you should explore.

Uma Abian has been spending a great deal of time developing the area for community based tourism and the results are definitely impressive. Agung Prana, who has worked a great deal within Bali’s tourist industry was quick to give this little community some assistance.

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Bali Mandara Toll Road is Now Open to the Public

The opening of the Mandara Toll road to the public was met with great excitement. This toll road is going to make a difference of about 20 minutes from the Ngurah Rai airport to Benoa turning a 30-minute ride into a 10-minute drive. That’s exciting. The Bali Mandara toll road connect Nusa Dua with Ngurah Rai Benoa, Bali

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Gay Massages in Bali for Same Sex Couples

Gay marriage is now legal in many countries around the world and Bali is quick to recognize the importance of being a gay friendly country. Even though the traditional family is very important in Bali, they are very relaxed when it comes to homosexual relationships. So it shouldn’t be a surprise to see Bail spas offering massages for same sex couples.

There is nothing to stop you from walking into any one of the massage parlours and ask for a massage for two with your partner, but it would be a lot more comfortable if you knew that the spa or massage parlour you are visiting actually did massages for gay couples. Umalas has one very friendly spa that openly invites gay couples for massages catering to a male clientele. There are actually some amazing spas throughout Bali that cater to gay couples and their needs.

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Bali Government Wants to Preserve Traditional Bali Games

When Balinese children attend school they learn the Balinese language, but they also learn traditional Balinese games such as Gala Gala, Tajog, and Bakiak/Terompah. However, the concern is that these traditional games are going by the wayside and thus an important part of Balinese culture could be lost. It seems these days Playstation and other video games are becoming more popular than traditional games. In fact, in some schools the children are no longer taught these traditional games.

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Marketing Bali: Image Ideas

When you’re building a website about Bali vacations aimed at the tourist industry, what kind of image should you use to represent Bali? We’re talking about the overview here – designing your website, logo, banner, or business card.

The good news is that Bali is such a rich landscape of culture and natural wonder that you have a wide choice of iconic representations to choose from. What we mean by “iconic representations” is, for example, think of the Disney theme parks. The first image that came to mind was probably a set of mouse ears. Or think of the tourism industry for France – notice how the image of the Eiffel Tower immediately flashed through your mind? Things like that are iconic – they represent their place using a picture.

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Kuta Bali Equals Babes and Booze

kuta sex bali

Kuta in Bali is well known for its backpacking centre for those who are on a pleasure seeking mission, its cheap lays and its cheap beer. If your Bali vacation goal is to take your abroad fun to a whole new level, then your trip to Bali needs to include Kuta. Let’s have a closer look at Kuta’s babes and booze.

Surfing, babes, partying and fun sum up most Bali vacations in Kuta. It’s an amazing place to have amazing experiences and there’s no judgement about what you are up to. You control how crazy your experience is. It can range from the downright interesting to the whacky and weird – it’s really in your hand.

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Snowing in Bali Drug Trafficking In Bali

snowing in bali

It’s snowing in Bali. What? Snowing? Never! Actually, when we are taking about snowing in Bali this is the code that is used by drug dealers when a very large cocaine shipment has landed in Bali. For the men who are in charge of Bali’s drug empires, it means it’s time for them to get rich.

This practice dates back to the 1980s, when smuggling cocaine to Bali entailed the use of South American surfers. This was certainly big business! The drug trafficker’s methods were alternated depending on what was being scrutinized by the authorities. A surfboard shaper would be paid $5,000 to embed the cocaine into the surfboard and then the surfer would travel to Bali with his/her board.

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Pura Tirta Empul Sacred Bali Destination

Balinese worshipers have been coming to Pura Tirta Empul for thousands of years. It is said that Indra created this sacred spring along with its curative properties. The tradition carries on today. The only exception is that today tourists and locals alike visit Pura Tirta Empul.

On the temple you will find the inscription date of 926 AD as the founding date. Since then the Balinese people have come here to bathe in these sacred water and to enjoy the spiritual and healing benefits. While on vacation you should make sure that you come experience Pura Tirta Empul for yourself.

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Bali Hosts Talks to Outlaw People Smuggling

Bali recently hosted an international forum on illegal trafficking of humans. Bob Carr, Bali’s Foreign Minister, says that there are 37 countries that have jumped on board and agreed to outlaw people smuggling and these countries will be cracking down on illegal trafficking.

The conference got started with the Foreign Minister of Indonesia, Marty Natelegawa, asking for early detection and higher prevention of human trafficking and more effort in stopping people smuggling.

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Bali Highway Benoa-Nusa Dua Nearing Completion

According to The Ministry of Public Works the highway construction above sea level that will connect Benoa, Denpasar and Nusa Dua has reached 83% and for Bali that’s very exciting.

“Now the construction is on schedule and will finish on time,” said the Head of Highway Management Agency Ministry of Public Work Ahmad Ghani Gazaly in the middle of regional consultation meeting in Denpasar.

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Four Pillars to Stabilize Tourism in 2013

Bali has been enjoying significant growth in tourism but Bali’s provincial administration recognizes the need to address concerns and challenges if they expect to continue to enjoy this lucrative industry. In fact, provincial administration is working on the development of a new master plan that will address the complaints and challenges that they currently face in tourism development.

The master plan will focus on developing a blueprint of what is referred to as the four key pillars – the goal is to create tourism development programs for the short, medium, and long term, that adhere to the all bylaws and government decrees.

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Bali Has a Nightlife Worth Talking About

If you are planning a vacation to Bali and you are excited to experience the nightlife you have heard so much about, you certainly won’t be disappointed. Don’t let the size of the nightlife fool you – most of the nightlife is located around the harbor area and includes waterfront entertainment that is lively.

Bali attracts visitors of all ages and its tourism industry is very well developed. Not only can you enjoy an outstanding nightlife you can enjoy a stay at a private Bali villa that’s also outstanding and you can do this on a budget.

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Cheap Bali Holidays a Reality

Most of us have seen some of the amazing pictures of Bali and until now have only been able to dream about a vacation to this exotic destination. Well, there is some great news because now cheap Bali holidays are actually a reality. This means that anyone can afford to getaway and enjoy everything that the magical island of Bali has to offer, including staying in your own private Bali villa.

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Private Jet Charter Services in Bali Grow

As tourism grows in Bali and more and more business venues appear the demand for private jet charter services grows, and Bali companies have stepped up to that demand. In recent years there has been significant expansion in these services.

Embraer Legacy 600

This new business jet is able to accommodate up to 13 passengers, and it can fly 3,250 miles on a 7-hour non-stop flight. This jet has the latest avionics and it also has an excellent entertainment system to make each flight more enjoyable. The Embraer Legacy 600 is excellent for busy executives and vacationers.

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Bali Predicts Foreign Tourists to Reach More Than 3 Million in 2013

The Jakarta Post report that predictions are for Bali to see more than 3 million foreign tourists in 2013, thanks to improvements to the islands infrastructure, which has lead to increased interest in travelling to Bali.

A toll road is being constructed that connects Benoa – Ngurah Rai Airport – Nusa Dua. A traffic underpass is being constructed at Simpang Siur, and the Bali airport is getting an extensive renovation.

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Tirtha Bridal Unveils Innovative Water Wedding

Tirtha Bridal is excited to unveil its most creative wedding yet. The new water wedding is innovative and incredible. What an experience for the bride, groom, and guests. This is the ultimate in perfect fantasy weddings. Couples will exchange vows on a the natural green stone altar that has been built specifically for weddings, which has then been set on an infinity pool, that is perched atop a Bali cliff.

The alter floats perfectly in line with the horizon so your backdrop is the spectacular Indian Ocean merging with the brilliant skies. This water wedding truly does offer the most surreal wedding experience ever. There are certainly a number of ways to tie the knot in Bali but this tops most.

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Bali Promotes Water Sports for Tourists

Bali has plenty to see and do – so much that in just one visit you are not likely to be able to enjoy all of it. But one of the things Bali has been promoting is the water sports it has to offer tourists, and they are numerous. Let’s look at some of the recommendations.

Fishing
Fishing activity is huge on the island of Bali. There are numerous charters such as Xplore Charters Sportfishing Adventures, and Yos Marine Adventures. Your charter may fish for wahoo, Spanish mackeral, Mahi Mahi, and tuna.

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Jakarta’s Life Music Scene Evolving

Jakarta’s live music scene is constantly evolving but recently there has been a new wave of venues opening and that is exciting for vacationers and locals alike.

Black Cat Jazz & Blues Club
Jakarta has few places that are truly a jazz and blues club, but the Black Cat certainly is. You will find the Black Cat at the Plaza Senayan Arcadia building and every day there is life performances to entertain their guests. The sultry music wafts through the air and you’ll find yourself drawn towards the Black Cat.

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Bali Promotes Itself as a Green Destination

Bali is a popular destination for vacationers from around the world, but they are also promoting themselves in a new light – as a “green destination.” There’s a lot of environmentally friendly opportunities in Bali.

Marine tourism has certainly taken advantage of this new way of promoting Bali. There are tons of dive operators in the area and marine tourism is running in harmony with coral reef conservation.

In the southeast part of Bali, there are some of the most amazing landscapes and some fabulous headlands that overlook the bays where you can see fishing boats dotting the waters. In Amed there are around 20 dive operators taking tourists out snorkeling and diving. Of course there are many others in other areas of Bali.

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Bali Hotel Market Will Evolve Dramatically in Next Few Years

Luxury Villas in Bali

Now that tourists know that Bali has been one of the best-kept vacation secrets, they are flocking to Bali at record numbers. That has put a great deal of pressure on Bali infrastructure, and Bali has responded with improvements to the airport and roadways.

Horwath HTL and Phuket-based C9 Hotelworks stated in a report that Bali, like other Asian resort destinations is facing similar dilemmas where public sector infrastructure is having a hard time keeping up with private sector investment.

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Bali is one of the World’s top Islands

bali beach

The world’s best resorts are located in Bali. Additionally, it is also one of the best islands, which families, newlyweds and even groups love to visit. The island is quite magical in captivating first time tourists. If you have never been to Bali, the first time you visit will probably not be your last; you will most certainly feel the urge to make return visits. It is such a captivating place to visit throughout the year considering the all season friendly tropical climate, and especially during holidays.

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Balinese Sanctuary for Women Travelling Alone Opens

If you combine women who are looking for a vacation where they can heal their mind, body, and soul with women who are looking for a safe vacation destination, you would come up with the brainchild of entrepreneur Zoe Watson, who opened Bliss Sanctuary for Women in 2010 in Bali.

Watson, who was scared to fly, left the corporate office for Bali in order to let her body recover after a bad car accident. In a world, including Bali, that offers all kinds of retreat vacations for women. According to Watson, what most don’t focus on is the actual travel experience. And this is something Watson knows personally.

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Bali Tourism Leads to Increase in Real Estate Sales

real-estate-in-bali

The rapid growth in tourism in Bali has also lead to a much higher demand in the real estate sector. Wealthy individuals along with a number of Indonesian firms are creating a buying frenzy in the real estate market, especially when it comes to buying land in the southern island.

According to a report done by property management company, C9 Hotelworks and Horwath HTL, in addition to the very active tourism market, Bali has also seen recent improvements in highways, the underpass construction, and the airport, all of which support the growth of the real estate market.

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Bali Thriving Thanks to Tourism Growth

Bali continues to thrive as its tourism industry continues to grow and prosper. According to Horwath HTL and C9 Hotelworks, market wide occupancy is almost at 70%. In 2012, the average room rate was $137 US per night.

Australia, China, and Japan are all key to driving the demand, and Malaysia is thought to soon surpass Japan in the number of citizens heading to Bali for their vacation. US vacationers also heads to Bali regularly. It seems the secret is out – Bali is a great place to vacation.

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Aussies Love Vacationing in Bali

Aussies love to vacation and Bali has become one of their favourite destinations in the world – in fact; it’s 9th on their list according to travel reporter Angela Saurine. It seems the only places that are rating higher than a trip to Bali is a trip somewhere in their own country. They love Bali beaches, and they head to Bali in record numbers every year. Those numbers are continuing to grow and Bali tourist operators are spending more time focusing on this market. They love having the Aussies vacationing in their country and the Aussies love being there – it’s a win-win all the way around.

Childless Australians love Bali beaches, and they are very fond of Seminyak villas. Many of these people travel as couples or as a group of friends and a Bali villa offers the perfect in accommodations. Luxurious, spacious accommodations, with lush gardens, and private swimming pools, as well as on site staff such as cooks, beautiful ocean views, and so much more. It’s no surprise that this type of accommodation is becoming far more popular that hotel stays, because even in the most luxurious hotel there are still other guests to share the common spaces with.

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Tanah Lot Temple Sees Record Number of Visitors in 2012

The iconic Tanah Lot Temple is a must see for anyone spending their vacation in Bali, and according to the tourist stats for 2012 more and more people are discovering this. A whopping 2.5 million people made it to the Tanah Lot Temple last year.

Tanah Lot Temple can be found on the coast of Beraban in the Kediri sub-district. It is 30 km west side of Denpasar town and about 11 km in south side Tabanan town. The temple is built on a three-acre rock and can be reached by walking for just a few minutes. Enjoy the strategically placed Balinese shops along the walk to the temple.

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Bali Establishes Five Tourism Projects

With the growth of tourism comes the growth of Bali, and that includes the announcement of five new tourism projects with a value of Rp 21.5 trillion, which translates to around $2.2 billion US dollars. According to the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, four of these tourism projects are set to be constructed in Bali, while one is set to be constructed in West Nusa Tengara.

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Golfers Create List of Favorite Bali Golf Courses

Golfers lover to explore golf course and that applies to those who are in vacation in Bali. Those same golfers decided to share what golf courses were their favorites. Let’s have a look:

#1 Bali Handara Kosaido Country Club – 18 holes
Golfers like the challenge of this course and there is no difference in rates for members and non-members making it a popular choice for many vacationing golfers.

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Bali Wine Auction Returns January 20, 2013

In November 2011, the Bali Wine Auction enjoyed a successful first event. So much, that they’ve decided to host the Bali Wine Auction once again on January 20, 2013, at the Astor Ballroom of the St. Regis Bali Resort, located in Nusa Dua. If you happen to be vacationing in Bali at this time, this is an excellent event to attend.

This is the brainchild of Henny Santoso and Bill Busch of Lotus Food distribution, and colleagues in the Bali wine distribution sector were very quick to support the event.

The event begins on Sunday, January 20th at 3:00 pm with a one-hour ‘brown-bag’ blind wine tasting of six wines, which is followed by the auction from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm that includes 25 lots of wine and wine merchandise. The event is limited to 150 tickets so if this is something you would like to participate in while you are on vacation in Bali, be sure to get your tickets early. This is going to be one of those events you are glad you didn’t miss.

Luxury Villas are available throughout Bali, that are a great start to any vacation, and a wonderful place to return at the end of a busy day. Or spend your days relaxing by your private pool or enjoying personal spa treatments in the comfort of your villa. Bali is a wonderful place to vacation with so much to offer – enjoy the culture and local people, participate in the very active nightlife, go surfing or enjoy other marine activities, watch the breathtaking sunsets, go for a walk on the beach, visit the many temples, or explore the interesting and unique shops.

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Bali Selected for APEC Summit 2013

Bali has been selected as the venue for the 2013 APEC Summit. This should come as no surprise since Bali has successfully hosted numerous international events. The APEC Summit will focus on promoting investment in infrastructure, and providing the appropriate tools to small and medium business for economic development.

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Enjoy a Happy Ending Bali Massage

Happy Ending Massage in Bali

Full service massages aren’t new – their history in Asia dates way back. At one time, they were used on both sexes by psychiatrists and physicians as a type of treatment. For males, it was used to release tension and for females, it was used to induce labour and more. In fact, it was the full service massage that led to the creation of the vibrator.

Western culture might see the full service massage as unsavory, but not Asian society where it is understood to have societal and health benefits. It can be debated as to whether this is a sexual encounter or a relaxation technique. You could try it and decide for yourself!

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Kuta Beach Offers Excellent Value for Vacation Getaway

Kuta Beach is one of Bali’s best surfing places. This white sandy beach stretches for three kilometers from Seminyak beach to the tuban area. Restaurants and bars are scattered along the way offering you plenty of places to stop to grab a bite to eat or enjoy a cocktail while having some fun in the sun. In the area, you’ll find great value in hotels and villas, with the latter offering you a luxurious and spacious accommodation option.

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The Batur Volcano

The Gunung Batur is the active volcano which is located in the north-west of Gunung Agung area. This volcano is consisted of two craters. The first one is up to 10 km long and 13,5 km wide. In this crater the lake Danau Batur can be found. When it comes to the second crater its dimensions are 6,4 km by 9,4 km. It is estimated that this volcano is over 25,000 years old. The highest point of this volcano is approximately at 2,200 meters.

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Padang Padang Bali

Local rippers at Padang Padang, Bali in October 2011. A truly epic swell. Filmed by Oq Abrar. Produced by Mick Curley.

Kuta Cowboys a Hit With Female Sex Tourists in Bali

It’s a well-known fact that Bali is a popular vacation destination, but what many don’t know is that it is one of the most desired vacation destinations for female sex tourists, thanks to the Kuta cowboys. Each year thousands of women make their way to Bali looking for paradise. And what many find are the open arms of the Kuta cowboys. In fact, these muscular, bronzed beach bodies have made Bali the world’s leading vacation destination for female sex tourists.

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Bali Popular Destination for Students on Break

Bali has become a popular destination for students on break looking to get away and party. In fact, during these breaks, Bali has never had so much testosterone floating around the beaches, which are filled with men in their twenties on the hunt for girls.

In the past few years, Bali as a party destination for school breaks has grown immensely. During the last couple weeks of November and the early part of December more than 6000 students visit Bali, bringing youthful energy and spirits to Bali clubs.

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Retiree Tourists are Welcomed to Bali Villages

Bali has become the home away from home for many over the age of 65. Some of this retirement crowd has been coming for years and have just continued to do so after they retired, while others are just discovering the beauty and culture that Bali has to offer. One thing is for certain – Bali is welcoming this retiree tourist with open arms.

One of the largest demographics to take visit Bali is the elderly Japanese who come to Bali for their annual vacation. In fact, more than 2000 Japanese senior tourists come and stay for extended periods of time during the year. Of the 3 million tourists that arrived in Bali in 2012 a larger percentage were retirees from Japan, Germany, France, the UK, the Netherlands, Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea, and Australia.

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The Waterfalls of Bali

Bali is very often called the island of the thousand waterfalls. They are one of the most popular tourist attractions. Here are some of the most well-known waterfalls in Bali.

Git-Git Waterfall is definitely the most popular and beautiful waterfall on Bali. It is situated in the southern part only a few miles away from the city of Singraj. For the tourists this temple looks like it has been trapped in the middle of the great rainforest wall. With its remarkable height of over 40 meters it produces the sound which can be best described as the fascinating thunder. At the bottom of this waterfall one small lake is created. According to the popular belief among locals all the couples who swim in this water bring love and happiness to their relationship.

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Bali Museum Preserves Bali History

Bali Museum located in Denpasar Bali, on Major Wisnu Street, which is located in the heart of town. Bali Museum has done a great job of preserving Bali history and sharing that history with those that decide to visit the museum. It’s certainly a visit that every tourist should make, as it will add additional value and appreciation to your stay in Bali.

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5 Bali Temples Selected As Top Temples to Visit

“The island of a thousand temples” – that’s what Bali is known as. So where do you start and which temples should you make sure you visit when you are in Bali? Recently, the following were released as the top 5 Bali Temples, so these would be a great place to start your exploring, and of course if you have more time, keep exploring.

#1 Tanah Lot Temple
This is the most famous Bali temple. It means “Land in the Middle of the Sea,” and is the work of the15th century priest Nirartha Tanah. Lot sits on a rock just off the coast. It’s spectacular. Come near sunset and get some magnificent photos. There are villa accommodations nearby should you wish to stay in this area and explore.

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