Rabu, 02 November 2011



Kedonganan Customary Village known as a famous as culinary tourism village. There are about 24 cafe's offering luscious seafood delecacies that can be encounter along the shoreline of Kedonganan.
I Ketut Madra, the head of the village Credit Agency (LPD) of Kedonganan Customary Village said that the existence of Kedonganan Beach as a fishery center in Badung is considered by citizens as an oppprtunity develope the culinary business. from this envolved a cafe or grilled seafood stalls that specially provided various kinds of menu along the Kedonganan Beach.

Starting in 2007, the Kedonganan Customary Village supported by Badung Regency arranged the area of Kedoangan Beach. The presence of cafe was then set up properly so the could maximize the potential of local residents. Having passed through a long process, it could be esthablished 24 units of cafe where the physical construction was financed by LPD of Kedonganan Customary Village anounting to IDR 500 million for working capital and inventory. overall the capital invested for the cafe business approximately reached IDR 12 billion.

He said the management of the 24 cafe's was handed over to six customary hamlets existing at Kedonganan Village. Each hamlet was given the right to manage four units of cafe. its was strategy to improve the welfare of Kedonganan society through join effort by utilizing the village territory located on the coast.

furheremore, he said that since then known the Kedonganan Beach was well known as a culinary tourism village. The menus on offer comprosed the grilled fish, lobster, shrimp, mussels, crab,squid, and supporting menus such as chilli-style menus of Kedonganan, water spinach with plecing sauce and some others. Flavor and aroma on offer had its own characteristics that could not be found elsewhere. Sourch : Bali Travel News Oct-Nov 2011

Selasa, 01 November 2011



Traditional Market located at the main road, Gajah Mada Street, is the center of the town's economics. This area become shoping centre of Bali. This market can not be changed from the existing market across badung river's. called Kumbasari market because the local society will feel that their shoping experience would be incomplete without going there to the Kubasari Market, especialy for the balinese who want to buy their ceremonial item.

Kumbasari market sells costume and clothing items at prices relatively cheaper than clothing item sold at the shops in Gajah Mada street which are mosltly owned by citizens of chinese clan. Kumbasari Market was previously caled Peken Payuk (pot market); it sold such as gerabah (jar like pot), cobek (clay plates), paso (clay bucket), camtan (clay water jug), jeding (clay barrel), penyuntukan (mixer from clay), kekeb (rice cover) and others. All of these items are used as kitchenware and for ceremony. Since the market most popular as a place to sell payuk/pot, hence Kumbasari Market in the past was referred to Peken Payuk or Pot Market. The location of Denpasar Market is encircled by shops along the street of Gajah Mada, on the righ side there is Sulawesi street which is famous for textiles.

Denpasar Traditional Market is progressively strenghening the identity of Denpasar's economic center which is open 24 hours abd is never silent or empty of visitor. At traditional Market, you will find transaction taking place between buyers and merchants with multi fariouse merchandise to satisfy life's daily needs such as kitchen supplies, appliances requiried for Hindu ritual, fruite and traditional clothes. In this market, you will see the local people, especially the women who carry extremely heavy item in a big basket balanced on their heads. sourch : Bali Travel News Oct-Nov 2011

Senin, 09 November 2009



BERLIN – With prayers, music and pomp, Germany on Monday remembered the 20th anniversary of the day the Berlin Wall fell, sending East Germans flooding west and setting in motion events that soon led to the country's reunification.
Chancellor Angela Merkel — reunited Germany's first leader to grow up in the communist east — started the day with President Horst Koehler and other leaders at a prayer service at a former East Berlin church that was a rallying point for opposition activists in 1989.
"We remember the tears of joy, the faces of delight, the liberation," Lutheran Bishop Wolfgang Huber told the congregation at the Gethsemane Church.
East Germany's fortified border crumbled on the evening of Nov. 9, 1989, after 28 years holding in the country's citizens — a pivotal moment in the collapse of communism in Europe that followed a confused announcement by a senior official.
At the end of a plodding news conference, Politburo spokesman Guenter Schabowski offhandedly said East Germany was lifting restrictions on travel across its border with West Germany.
Pressed on when the regulation would take effect, he looked down at his notes and stammered: "As far as I know, this enters into force ... this is immediately, without delay."
Schakowsky has said he didn't know that the change wasn't supposed to be announced until the following morning.
East Berliners streamed toward border crossings. Facing huge crowds and lacking instructions, border guards opened the gates — and the wall was on its way into history.
Merkel said she was among the East Germans who, hearing Schakowsky’s words, thought "something might happen on the evening of Nov. 9." Like many others, she made her way across.
"We were speechless and happy," the 55-year-old recalled in an interview with ARD television.
Music from Bon Jovi and Beethoven was to recall the joy of the border's opening, which led to German reunification less than a year later and the swift demolition of most of the wall — which snaked around West Berlin, a capitalist enclave deep inside East Germany, for 96 miles (155 kilometers).
Memorials also were planned to the 136 people killed trying to cross the border. Candles were lit and 1,000 towering plastic foam dominoes placed along the wall's route to be tipped over.
Also expected in Berlin for the ceremonies were the leaders of all 27 European Union countries and Russian President Dmitri Medvedev.
By the Brandenburg Gate, the symbol of Germany's division and then of its reunification, which for nearly three decades stood just behind the wall in no man's land, Dieter Mohnka, 74, and his wife Helga, 71, originally from East Berlin, shared a bowl of French fries, and recalled the night the wall was opened.
"We were shocked when we heard that announced, simply astounded," said Helga. "The next morning we went straight to visit my aunt in the West."
Dieter, who taught high school at the time, said he had long been fascinated with West Germany.
"I was born in East Germany, I went to school in East Germany. I was supposed to teach the kids about the wonderfulness of the East, when I was secretly watching TV from the West," he said.
Later Monday, music and fireworks will hark back to the night of Nov. 9, 1989, when people danced atop the Berlin Wall in front of the gate. On that cold night, years of separation and anxiety melted into the unbelievable reality of freedom.
East Germans came in droves, many driving their sputtering Trabant cars. Hundreds of thousands crossed over the following days, as West Berlin stores stayed open late and banks gave out 100 western marks in "welcome money," then worth about $50, to each East German visitor.
By Nov. 12, more than 3 million of East Germany's 16.6 million people had visited the west, while tourists chiseled off chunks of the war to keep as souvenirs.
"That was the day of all days," said Walter Momper, the mayor of West Berlin at the time, who attended a candle lightening ceremony at the wall memorial at Bernauer Strasse.
"I'm happy again every time I remember that we all got to this unification in such a peaceful way," he said.
Hundreds of visitors from around the world lit candles and put them in sand boxes in front of the Bernauer Strasse wall memorial, next to one of the few remaining stretches of the Berlin Wall.
Earlier, a brass orchestra played and many school children placed red and yellow roses at the memorial.
Annika Fischer, a school teacher, showed her class of 10-year-old students a mark on the pavement, where the wall once stood.
"This is where the wall was, and we are now walking from the west into the east," she said, crossing the brick line. "I could not do that 20 years ago." sourch: http://www.yahoonews.com/ by : KIRSTEN GRIESHABER

Jumat, 09 Oktober 2009



This year, from the 17th to the 21st October, Nusa Dua celebrates the 13th edition of its famous Art Festival, organized by BTDC (Bali Tourism Development Corporation), supported by all the hotels in Nusa Dua area. During 5 days, the visitors will enjoy some performances of Art, Culture, Sport and Exhibition and participate to Fun Games. The specific theme, “Green Tourism”, recalls us the importance of the protection and the preservation of the overall environment to keep the best impact ever to continue to make of Bali a pleasant and clean Tourism Destination. Every year, this event welcomes thousand visitors from all around the world on the beautiful peninsula in Nusa Dua. This event is one of the most important in Bali, gathering together numerous artists from each provinces of Indonesia.
Place: Nusa Dua, 15min. driving from Ngurah Rai International Airport
Date: 17 – 21 October 2009

Minggu, 02 Agustus 2009


(12-16 AUGUST 2009)

Initiated by community of Sanur through the Sanur Development Foundation, at first Sanur Village Festival is held to revive tourism sector and to attract more tourists to visit this area and the island of Bali . Famous for its tranquility Sanur is the first tourist destination in Bali and the only resort type tourist object owned by the Denpasar municipality.

Since the first celebration of the Sanur Village Festival, this event has been listed at Bali 's event calendar as one of the annual tourist attractions. The fourth Sanur Village Festival is set for the 12 to 16 of August 2009 at the same venue with full of fun activities in five days festivity. This year theme is “Marine Life” in line with the extension of our national program Visit Indonesia Year 2009. Cultural activities will still dominate this festival such as traditional performances, parade, music, collaboration show, water sports and food festival as our main attraction, also not to forget our green program under water festival with its coral reef plantation. We invite everyone to participate and enjoy an unforgettable experience in the serene beauty of Sanur.

Sabtu, 11 Juli 2009



INTERNATIONAL BALI 10K is a program of Bali Provincial Government, organized by Bali Government Tourism Office in cooperation with Ministry Cultural and tourism of Indonesia , City/Regency Government, PB PASI, PASI Provincial Office with Matahari Convex as its Official Event Organizer.

INTERNATIONAL BALI 10K will be held on:
Day : Sunday
Date : 09 th August 2009
Time : 06.00 a.m. Central Indonesia Time
(Waktu Indonesia Tengah/WITA)
Start and finish point are located at Monumen Perjuangan Rakyat Bali, Renon, Denpasar.


INTERNATIONAL BALI 10K participants are divided into 4 (four) categories:

International Male and Female Elite Top Athletes' category
National Male and Female Top Athletes' category
General Public category (college students, employees, Indonesian Armed Forces, and the Indonesian Police)
High school students' category

The minimum age of a participant at the time of race is 15 years (proven with copy of Birth Certificate or Student's Identification card) Drinking posts are available at KM 5, with Water Shower posts available at KM 7. The Organizing Committee provides medical facilities during the race, all the way from Start to Finish. The traveling time is visible for every participant based on the mobile time recording device mounted on cars/vehicles facing the runners.
Winners of respective categories will receive a cash prize according to the prizes list.
All participants (top international and national athletes are exemptions) are recommended to wear a T-shirt provided by the Organizing Committee at the time of registration. Registrations require all registrars to complete in full all required details on the Registration form. Participants are also required to wear their individual chest number upon entering the race grounds.

INTERNATIONAL BALI 10K participants with no exemptions are required to re-register at the Secretariat post upon arrival to the race track area. Final registration at this point are significant, so as to mark the participant's presence at the Start point. Failure to re-register may result in disqualification of the race upon reaching Finish point.
The Organizing Committee will also provide door prizes. Distributions of door prizes are attendance-based where participants' chest number is recorded on portion of card prize draw - this only for participants who finished and completed the race, and have reached the Finish point.
Information and registration are available on website http://www.bali10k.com/

Kamis, 02 Juli 2009



LOS ANGELES (AFP) – A video released Thursday showed Michael Jackson vigorously practicing a song-and-dance routine days before his death, supporting accounts he had been in good health.In footage obtained by AFP, the pop legend performed at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on June 23, two days before he died, as he prepared for a 50-date set in London starting in July.Jackson, while thin, is seen dancing with energy in a tightly choreographed sequence with a group of performers. Jackson sings on a headset and at one point pushes back his jacket to reveal his red shirt underneath.In the footage, Jackson switches sharply in styles in a medley of some of his hits. The video starts with Jackson dancing wildly in front of a rock 'n' roll guitarist before a pause for dramatic effect.

Jackson then shifts to a snippet of "Billie Jean," one of his greatest hits, before singing, "They Don't Care About Us," one of his most controversial tracks in which he brought in a hip-hop influence.The set ends with a sample of a car horn. The stage then fades to black as an outside voice instructs, "Hold for applause."Associates of Jackson have described the 50-year-old pop star as being in good form, including at another rehearsal just hours before his death.

Jackson collapsed and died on June 25 at his rented Los Angeles mansion. Speculation has focused on whether Jackson was taking painkillers or other medication.
Jackson's voice coach Dorian Holley said Jackson was in an upbeat mood in the days before his death, joking around with his wardrobe and makeup staff.

"My friends call and ask, 'Was Michael sick? Was he weak? Was he ill?' It's the absolute opposite of that," Holley told CNN."He was very energetic, he was happy. He was even more playful than he normally was at rehearsal," he said.
Holley said Jackson, 50, did not show his age.

"I'm sure that he was in pain after some rehearsals. But I got to tell you something -- the guys and girls dancing with him were all in their 20s," he said.
"When Michael was on stage with them, there was only one person that you could watch and that was Michael Jackson," he said.A similar account came from Kevin Mazur, who was attending the rehearsal sessions as a photographer.

"He was like an expectant father pacing up and down the stage," Mazur told Britain's Sun tabloid."He was just so focused. Between songs, he burst into laughter and joked around with his dancers and the director. I have never seen him so happy," Mazur said.
Jackson had planned a series of concerts at London's O2 Arena starting on July 13, part of a comeback for the King of Pop whose personal and financial life had sharply deteriorated in the past decade.

Concert promoters AEG Live, who released the video, are offering full ticket refunds for the concerts. British media reports said about 50 million pounds (59 million euros, 83 million dollars) has been spent on 750,000 tickets. sourch : www.yahoo.com/news (thu, jul 2, 2009).