Showing posts with label Museum. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Museum. Show all posts

Saturday, March 11, 2017

10 Tourism Objects in Jembrana Bali

1. Perancak Beach


First of the list in Perancak Beach. Local people in Jembrana usually use this beach to held Sampan Dayung Competition. This traditional competition is usually done as a series of Indonesian Anniversary. In Perancak Beach, there is also a place for the preservation sea turtles called “Kurma Asih”, because the climate of the beach is suitable for the turtle. From various sources, there were local and foreign tourist who visit Perancak Beach reached almost 2.684 people per year. 
Perancak Beach
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2. Rambut Siwi Beach


Rambut Siwi Beach located in Yehembang Village, Mendoyo District is one of the famous places in Jembrana. In this beach, there is a holy temple called Rambut Siwi Temple. People who usually come for praying in there will automatically see the beautifulness of Rambut Siwi Beach. According to the local sources, there are 3.108 visitors came per year.


3. Palasari Dam


The next beautiful destination in Jembrana is Palasari Dam. Palasari Dam located in Palasari, Ekasari Village, Melaya District. This nature destination has become a beautiful place with large forest as the background. The atmosphere is really cool and shady. Noted there are about 3.467 visitors who come to this place annually.


4. Medewi Beach


Medewi Beach located in Medewi Village, Pekutatan District. It is about 72 kilometers from Denpasar. Medewi Beach is the right place for you who like surfing because of the long wave. You can also enjoy the beautiful sunset scene, so, after surfing you can relax your body while watching the sunset with your family or your beloved one.

5. Prehistoric Museum


Prehistoric Museum in Gilimanuk, Jembrana, Bali is a tourism object that you have to visit because of the uniqueness. Local people in there are also very kind to the visitor. In there you will see many ancient relics from prehistoric times and human skeleton. Visiting this museum could be refreshing and educating in the same time. This prehistoric museum also very suitable for educating children. Not just that, this is also a favorite place for researchers to dig up the information about life in the past. There are many collections from prehistoric era (perundagian) in 600 era until 800 era, such as jewelry made from stone, jar, bronze, jug, bowl, trowel, sarcophagus, and many more.
See Also : The Interesting Tourism Object in East Side of Bali

6. Gumbrih Water Park


Gumbrih Water Park located in Gumbrih Village, Pekutatan, Jembrana Regency, Bali. This is an interesting tourism object due to the combination of the beautiful Pangyangan River with green coconut along the river. The visitor can enjoy the river by “jukung” (it is a small bamboo boat) powered by machine that is driven by a professional local people. The distance is about two kilometers away with a stop point at the bridge which is the border of Pangyang and Gumbrih. While enjoying the beautiful scene, you can also see a variety of wildlife such as Kokoan Bird and Lizard. That unique things make this place become a spot of photography. Not just the river, you will find rice fields aside the road and bamboo forest. For you who like fishing, you can catch red snapper, shrimp and crab with your bare hand. You can also see the glimpse of the fish that swim near the surface of the water. 


7. Recreational Park Tirta Samudra Dlod Brawah


The development of Jembrana is mostly the beach. Therefore, the beach in Bumi Mekepung started to be managed and styled. One of the recreational park that already running and finished to the first stage is Tirta Samudra Dlod Brawah. It features a sea-water pool and claimed as the first sea-water pool in public places. The sea-water pool located aside the Dlod Brawah Beach, consist of an adult pool and a children pool which is a new alternative to visit. The pool facilities include place to rinse and take shower after playing in the sea-water pool.

8. West Bali National Park


West Bali National Park as a natural preservation area, can be utilized for education, research, recreation and support cultivation. The typical of the West Bali National Park is you can see Jalak Bali (Leucopsar rothschildi) that can live wildly on in West Bali National Park. Administratively, West Bali National Park located in Jembrana and Buleleng of Bali. 

Flora
Some types of vegetation is dominated by plants of the mangrove forest, it is Mangrove (Rhizophora SP). Savanna vegetation dominated by Borassus flaberier, rainforest, jungle season which is dominated by Acasia Leucophloea.

Fauna
Some of the wild animals that can be observed in West Bali National Park are Jalak Bali (Leucospar rothschildi), Bull (Bos javanicus), Deer (Muntiacus muntjak), Mouse Deer (Tragulus javanicus), Jungle Cat (Felis bengalensis), Grey Ape (Macaca fascicularis), Black Ape (Presbytis criscata), White Starling (Stunus melanopterus), Terucuk (Pycnonotus goiavier), Kepodang (Oriolus chinensis), Shrimp (Halcyon chloris).

9. Bunut Bolong


Bunut Bolong located in Manggisari Village, Pekutatan, Jembrana. It is about 49 kilometers to the east from Negara Regency and about 86 kilometers from Denpasar City. Bunut Bolong is a big Bunut tree that grow above the highway. Bolong means a hole, so if you pass the highway you will see a big tree above you and you pass it through the hole. The interesting thing is along the highway, you will see many clove trees. There is also a temple called Bujangga Sakti for local Hindu people to pray.

10. Baluk Rening Beach


Baluk Rening Beach located in Baluk Village, Negara, Jembrana Regency. Visitors mostly come to this beach when weekend. Not only a tourism object, local people also believe that if you soak your body and burying your body in the sand, it can heal some diseases such as rheumatism. The wave in this beach is calm, so it is the best place for you to relax your body, let your children play without any worries, and enjoy the beautiful scene of Jembrana.

Well, if you come to Bali, at least you have to travel around Bali. Jembrana is a quite and not too crowded regency. For you who want to escape from the hustle of the city, you can definitely visit Jembrana.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Water Palace in Bali, Taman Ujung Karangasem

Taman Ujung Karangasem or well known as Taman Ujung Sukasada is a tourism object in the East side of Bali which is quite popular to foreigner and also domestic visitors. When holiday season, there are many visitors come there to spend their time with family. This place is quite similar with Taman Ayun Bali in Mengwi. 
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Taman Ujung located in the edge of Karangasem Regency, near by the beach. Instead of recreation place, Taman Ujung is also a place to do photography for wedding. Many photographers and also couples choose this place to do their prewedding shoot because the place is really beautiful. We also recommend you that thing.Taman Ujung is also a historical place, because this place was built by the King of Karangasem when Bali still headed by King in each area. 

What you can find in Taman Ujung Karangasem?


Taman Ujung Karangasem located di Tumbu Village, Karangasem Regency. The purpose of this place when the first time is a place for Kings to take a rest. At Dutch East Indies era, this place named Water Paleis which is mean “The Water Palace”. Why? Because most of this place is a beautiful park with wonderful water pond.
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There are 3 big ponds. 1 pond is in the west side and the other 2 ponds are in the north side. In the west side, there is a building in the middle of the pond called “Bale Bengong”. This building does not have wall, only concrete pillars to hold the roof of the building. In the past, the function of the building is to greet the honor guest at the Karangasem kingdom. Pond in the north side are bigger. In the middle of the pond, there is a bridge to cross the pond. In the edge of the bridge, there is a building for king to take a rest. The local people called this building as “Istana Gantung” because it looks like hang.

The Beautiful Architecture of Taman Ujung Karangasem


Taman Ujung built as the order of the king of Karangasem, I Gusti Bagus Jelantik, in 1909. The architects at that time were a Dutchman named van Den Hentz and a Chinese named Loto Ang. This project also involved Undagi (Balinese architect) so the architecture of Taman Ujung is a combination of European and Bali. The construction was completed in 1921. The most visible European architecture can be seen from the colorful glass ornaments and these are found in the room of the King, in the building wall. That colorful glass looks similar with the decoration in the church. 

Architecture in Taman Ujung is not as new as when it first made. It is because some damage from natural disaster. The worst damage happened in 1963 when Mount Agung, the highest mount in Bali, erupted. And then, in 2000 the government and Puri Karangasem fixed Taman Ujung without compromising the beauty of the place.


The Route to the Taman Ujung


If you want to visit Taman Ujung from Denpasar, it will take about one and half hour, 65 kilometers. You will go through Prof. Ida Bagus Mantra and passed the Goa Gajah Temple. If you come from North Bali, especially Lovina Beach, it will take about three hours to get to the Taman Ujung.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

10 Objects and Cultural Destinations in Singaraja Bali

In North Bali, there are many object tourisms that you have to visit. As well as natural tourism, historical tourism, marine tourism, and educational tourism. Here is the 10 favorite objects in Buleleng Regency.

The Grave of Jaya Prana and Layon Sari

The Grave of Jaya Prana and Layon Sari
The Grave of Jaya Prana and Layon Sari
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The Grave located in the forest area Teluk Terima, Sumber Klampok Village, Grokgak, Singaraja. It is about 67 kilometers from the city. This grave is a building of romantic but also tragic story of Jaya Prana and Layon Sari in the Wanakeling Kalianget Kingdom. The beauty of Layon Sari caused the king fell in love and with his power, he killed Jaya Prana. Layon Sari decided to kill herself and follow her husband because she didn’t want to marry the king. Every full moon, and the other holy days many people come to the grave and pray. 

Menjangan Island

Menjangan Island
Menjangan island
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Menjangan Island located in Sumber Klampok Village, Grokgak, Singaraja. It is about 76 kilometers from the city. The island is a small island without any population with 175 hectares. If you come to the Menjangan Island you will see many corals, volcanic rocks, and black volcanic soils. Around the island, you can do water sports such as snorkeling and scuba diving. To get to the Menjangan Island, you have to go by boat, it is about 30 minutes from Labuhan Lalang.
See also : 10 Object Tourism in Ubud Which You Have to Visit


Gebug Ende

Gebug Ende
Gebug Ende
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Located in the Patas Village, Grokgak, Singaraja. It is about 40 kilometers from the city. It is a dance with self-defense movement (like Pencak Silat) and using equipment named Tamiang (as a shield) made of cow-hide and a bat made of rattan. It is like a war, one by one, and you hitting each other. Commonly held in the long dry season around October. This dance is used to beg for a rain and means to prevent diseases. 

Sampi Gerumbungan

Sampi Gerumbungan
Sampi Gerumbungan
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It is a traditional art ceremony and combined with sports activities which commonly held in August on the field of Kaliasem Lovina Village. It is about 11 kilometers from Singaraja City. This tradition has been held since past highly favored by farmers. Gerumbungan is a big bell (in Bali we call it Genta) that hung on the neck of a bull. A couple of cow that already trained will be connected in their neck by a traditional tool from wood named “uga”. This tradition is about gratitude after the harvest season. 

Gedong Kirtya

Gedung Kirtya
Gedung Kirtya
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Gedung Kirtya located in Seni Sasana Budaya Singaraja Temple. It is in Veteran Street no 23 Singaraja. It is a museum save ‘lontar’, and the only lontar museum in Indonesia even in the world that still save 400 lotar stored in a wooden box. In the museum, there is a collection and handwritten copies of the text about Balinese literature, myth, medicine, mantra, religious literature, and many more. There is also a lontar contain images like comic called ‘prasi’. If you like something unique from Bali, then you have to come here!
See Also: 10 Beautiful Waterfalls that You Can Find in Bali

Air Sanih

Air Sanih
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Air Sanih located in Sanih Village, Kubutambahan. It is about 17 kilometers from Singaraja City. It is a nature swimming pool with springs that appear endlessly on the southeast corner of the pool. Many people said the water come from hundreds of kilometers flowing under the ground from Batur, that’s why the water feels very fresh. Every holiday, many local people will come here to spend their time with family or friends, you will find it crowded. There are two swimming pools, for adults and children.


Pelabuhan Buleleng (Buleleng Harbor)

Pelabuhan Buleleng
Pelabuhan Buleleng
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Pelabuhan Buleleng is the main entrance of the business area in the Bali Island. So Pelabuhan Buleleng is specially for deliver animals such as cows, pigs, and various plantation that are exported to Singapore and many regions in Indonesia. If you come here, you will see the beautiful view of the ocean, and don’t worry if you feel hungry, because there are many restaurants with the unique concept and also small restaurants from local people that sells traditional Balinese foods. Not just that, this destination is the place for you who want to spend time with family, best friend, and the one you love. You can take pictures, fishing, and the other activities. 


Air Panas Banjar

Air Panas Banjar
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Air Panas Banjar is an object in Singaraja for you who love to submerged your body in a hot water that very relaxing. In this place, you will feel the freshness of the mountain around the object. This object tourism is a relic of the colonial era of Japan which is continue by the government as a destination. Air Panas Banjar is a hot water pool located around the Singaraja City which is must be traveled about 24 kilometers from the west of Singaraja. 


Taman Nasional Bali Barat

Taman Nasional Bali Barat
Taman Nasional Bali Barat
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Taman Nasional Bali Barat known as TNBB has many different types of wild flora and fauna that grow in Bali. There are several flora and fauna listed endangered status and also highly protected by the government. This object tourism is a large area, about 19002.89 hectare which houses a variety of animals and flowers which is become an important asset of the National Park. Taman Nasional Bali Barat is not far from Singaraja City or it is located in the west area of Singaraja. 

Dalem Jagaraga Temple

Dalem Jagaraga Temple
Dalem Jagaraga Temple
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Dalem JagaragaTemple located in Jagaraga Village, Sawan Singaraja. It is about 11 kilometers from Singaraja City. The village know as ‘Puputan Jagaraga’ which is means war till the end of your life in 1848 commanded by I Gusti Ketut Jelantik. This temple has uniqueness that you can’t find in the other temple. In the area of the temple there is an old relief of a car driven by armed people, relief of crashed plane, relief of the Dutch drinking beer, and also the statue of Men Brayut (folklore Bali).

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Bali Destination : Bajra Sandhi Monument

Lukisan di dalam Bajra Sandhi
Bajra Sandhi Monument
Taken by : Andina Septayani, Balidev Crew



Bajra Sandhi Monument located at Raya Puputan Niti Mandala Street, Renon, Denpasar, Bali. It is about 35 minutes drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport. 

Tracing the historical periods of Bali from the Prehistorical Period, the Ancient Balinese Period, the Physical Struggle Period and the Period of Fulfilling independence Day can be done by visiting the Monument of Balinese Struggle. This Monument was build to preserve and develop people’s awareness toward culture heritage in term of heroic values, patriotism, unity, nationalism, and also love for peace which can be handed down to the youths. The moment which has officially opened by President Megawati Soekarno Putri on June 14th 2003 and located in the south of Puputan Margarana square is famous as one of tourism destination of Denpasar City, Bali.
Outdoor Bajra Sandhi
Bajra Sandhi Monument
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The build of The Monument of Balinese Struggle Monument was the idea of the late Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra. At that moment he was the Governor of Bali. In order to achieve his idea, so in the year of 1981 until 1987 an architectural competition was made. Ida Bagus Gede Yadnya won the competition and his blue print became this monument’s plan. The building of this monument was held from 1988 until 2001 with Ida Bagus Tugur as its consultant.

The monument filled with sculpture as its outer decoration which was symbolicaly capturing the life cycle which is called Catur Yuga. The octagon shape and eight leaves lotus was called Asta Data or the God’s Almighty. The pond around this building was called Ksirarnawa (The Ocean of Milk) where the Amerta (holy water) placed.
Indoor floor bajra sandhi
Bajra Sandhi Monument


This 4.900 meters square building has 17 steps on its frontdoor stairs. It has also 8 pillars in the middle pool which is called “Agung” pillars. The height of this building from the ground until the top is 45 meters. All this numbers symbolize the independence date of Indonesia that is August 17th, 1945.

On the first floor called Nistaning Utama Mandala of this monument there are :

· Exhibition Room. In Exhibition Room you can see many unique paintings placed. Mostly the painting about the life about Balinese people, about their activities, their culture, and many more.
· Library. The library is quite small in my opinion. But you can find many kind of books such as language, geography, history, social, religion, art, and sport.,
· Souvenir Room. You can buy some souvenirs such as clothes, hat, statue, and many kind of Balinese souvenirs.
· Meeting Room to facilitate public services.

On the second floor called Madianing Utama Mandala there are 33 dioramas about struggle of Balinese People from Prehistoric Era until Independence Day. On the top floor called Utamaning Utama Mandala there are sightseeing room which is to reach it the visitors should climb 69 stairs.


This process symbolized Holy Climbing to the top of Mount Mandhara Giri. Peace and balance can be obtained in this room.


Bajra Sandhi Monument opened for public everyday except in celebration days and holidays. You can come from Monday until Friday at 08.30 a.m. – 05.00 p.m. On Saturday opened at 09.00 a.m. – 05.00 p.m. On Sunday opened at 10.00 a.m. – 05.00 p.m.


So what are you waiting for ? Come to Bajra Sandhi Monument !
Jogging Area
Bajra Sandhi Monument
Taken by : Andina Septayani, Balidev Crew

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Bali Destination : Bali Museum

          Museum Bali located in Mayor Wisnu Street No 1 Dangin Puri, Denpasar City, Bali. It is about 40 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport. This museum is a museum of arts and historical things, especially about Bali. There are four main building. Mostly in the building there are historical things, like Keris, many kind of Coins, and Barongswari.
Barongswari
Barong
Taken By Andina Septayani, Balidev Crew

            Here is a story about Barongswari. Once upon a time, it was about the marriage of Bhatara Guru and Bhatari Uma. They had a son named Bhatara Kumara. Bhatara Guru was really happy, but Bhatari Uma was so sad because her son never got close to her. Only for breastfeeding. Bhatara Kumara went to his mother, and after that he always stayed beside his father. It made Bhatari Uma mad and one day during breastfeeding, Bhatara Kumara was treated coarsely by his mother. Then Bhatara Guru came and saw his wife like Kala not like the God. Bhatara Guru was angry and said “If it’s the way you behave, like a giant, deserved to be Durga not the Goddes. Go away !” Bhatari Uma left the heaven and went to a silent village in the forest. She was crying and her milk dropped to the ground then it was told that a banana saba was growing and it was believed that it is good for baby. Bhatara Guru was cursed Bhatari Uma became Durga, then he went down to earth to look for his wife then changed Rudra Murti. He met Dewi Rohini in her castle, they were both in the figure of kala because they were influenced by Durga. A disaster happened in the earth. Bhatara Tiga saw the situation in the earth. Then they created Barongswari for Bhatara Guru and Bhatari Uma for realizing themselves. They danced at every crossroad, T-junction, and they made prosperity in the earth. Finally Bhatara Durga Murti and Dewi Rohini realized themselves and danced together. But they didn’t want to stop. So Bhatara Brahma created a puppet shadow performance. Bhatara-Bhatari watched it and left the characters of Durga. 

Keris is a cultural heritage of Hindu and it is a symbol of Linggayoni, as a Siva shrine, Sang Hyang Tiga Sakti. Keris can be used as a tool of worship, preceded by a scared ceremony called Pasupati Ceremony. The Balinese people consider Keris Tayuhan as a scared heritage because most of the religious rituals are conducted involving Keris as the media. Keris is believed to have 3 pieces of blades. The right blade of Keris is a symbol of Brahma’s power who has the power of Sidha (talent), the left side of the blade is Wisnu’s power who has the power of Sidhi (blessing), and on the top of the blade is a symbol of Iswara’s strength that has a Sadu Power (the eternal truth). 
Keris
Keris at Bali Museum
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Not just Keris, you will see many kind of swords, artistic things made of coins, many kind of statue, a miniature of Balinese tradition for example Ngaben, and the other old things.  This museum not only in one area, but you have to walk around and it is connected with traditional door in Bali Culture. The concept of the building is also different in each building.   
In this area, you will also find a temple named Jagatnata Temple, and a statue to commemorate a very historical moment called Puputan Badung. Puputan means a war until you die. Around the statue you will see a large field, people usually come with their family, sitting there, enjoy the fresh air and their foods. Outside the field, there is a jogging track. You can jogging around with the beautiful view. The ticket for entering the museum is cheap, not more than ten thousands rupiah.

            So if you are a person who like to know more about Balinese culture, it is the right place. Hope you enjoy it ! 

Old Telephone
Old Telephone
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