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Tuesday 03 July 2018
A Wonderful Moment from our Lovely Guest Sarah Amirudin
Nothing sounds better than choosing Bali as a honeymoon retreat. Actually to be honest, when me and Asyraf sat down and tryna figure out all of the places that we wanted to go, Bali wasn’t really high on our list. In fact, it’s not even on the list. Reason because we thought that it was so overcrowded and that it was so common for every couple to spend their honeymoon there. Haha. But due to some circumstances, it eventually became our honeymoon spot and Ini Vie Villa was the first place that we stayed during our honeymoon <3
Now, before I went deeper into all the details of the villa, I just feel like sharing my experience before getting there. If you guys are eager to see all the photos, by all means, do scroll down but if you wanna hear an interesting story, just stop everything that you’re doing and continue reading the story that I’m about to tell you. Ok, I may have been over exaggerated but just so you know, I am not exactly the type of person who would just go with the flow and let the wind take me places. I love to have my itinerary ready so that I won’t miss any of the places that I’m planning to see. To connect the dots, we booked a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Denpasar at 10.20AM. When the day has finally arrived, we woke up early in the morning as in 5AM since my dad was heading to the airport as well for a business trip, we decided to jump in. Besides, the earlier the better right? WRONG! We checked in at 8AM, got our boarding passes ready and waited inside the waiting room while I fell asleep on Asyraf’s arms, who at that moment were listening to his earphone. Lets just say that all we ever thought about was getting inside the plane. As the time comes, we get up and began to que up. As we draw near to the lady on the counter, to our horror, the TV screen stated that it was a flight to Taiwan! We carried all of our stuffs and asked one of the workers around about our flight. He told us that there was a change in gates and that it already departed. So ladies and gentlemen, we have officially missed the ride to our honeymoon trip. We did a bit of running to the immigration which he told us get to the ticketing counter to purchase a new flight ticket. If you ever been to KLIA 2, you must know that the airport was 2x longer than a football field. So imagine how tired we were at the time. After a while, we managed to get the next flight (Alhamdullilah!) which was at 12PM something but with additional costs of course. Sigh. Although we didn’t arrive to Bali that early, at least we were safe and sound. Oh well, the moral of the story is when you thought you’re safe just because you arrived early to the airport, think again. Pleaseeee always be alert of the announcement going around and keep checking the status of your flight to avoid getting into the same mistake like we did.
Anyways, enough about that. Lets talk about my first hotel in Bali which is none other than Ini Vie Villa! Why I chose to stay here in the first place?
Friday 22 June 2018
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Tuesday 10 April 2018
Ini Vie Villa has awarded the 2018 Recognition of Excellence by HotelsCombined
Ini Vie Villa has awarded the 2018 Recognition of Excellence by HotelsCombined in Indonesia for achieving the highest standards of Customer Satisfaction worldwide. HotelsCombined is a world leading hotel comparison website based in Sydney, Australia, used by over 30 million travellers each month and partnered with all the best booking sites (including Booking.com, Expedia, Agoda, etc.) to create a one-stop hotel search engine for travellers. Base on that, HotelCombined has process data opinion from our lovely guest who has posted on a variety of different websites, forums and social media, resulting in a score of 9.2 out of a possible 10. We are Ini Vie Villa team very glad and honor to receive the awarded.
We would like to thank you for all valuable guest who has given good feed back for us. We are continuesly maintain our service and dangerously excited to welcoming you back in the near future.
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Thursday 05 April 2018
The Bali Guide for Muslim Travellers
10 Great Things to Do for Muslim Travellers
Best Muslim-Friendly Tours in Bali
We’ve gathered these great Bali tours for Muslim travellers, all currently available from Hotels.com. These fun things to do in Bali range from day trips that take you to see the most popular cultural highlights, to inland excursions that will take you closer to the island’s natural beauty. Mostly affordable and highly popular, these Muslim-friendly things to do in Bali might take only 2 hours, right up to full-day outings of sightseeing and adventure.
1. Enchanting Ubud Excursion
This half-day tour package takes you to discover Bali’s cultural heartland, where you can marvel at various masterpieces by local and international artists in some of Ubud’s famous museums and art galleries. One of them is the Puri Lukisan Museum, which is only a stroll away to the royal palace of Ubud, the Puri Saren Agung, as well as the Ubud Art Market just across the road. You can spend some time browsing through the various arts and crafts, and strike a bargain on souvenirs to bring back home. Before you return to your hotel, head to the village of Petulu to see the stunning view of thousands of white herons flocking back to their treetop nests around sunset.
2. Sunset Kecak Dance at Uluwatu & Barbecue Seafood Dinner
An iconic sight in Bali is witnessing a Kecak dance set against a spectacular Bali sunset. This tour takes you to Uluwatu Temple, where you’ll not only admire the historic cliff-top temple and its architectural features, but also head to the nearby amphitheatre where you can watch Bali’s famous Kecak dance in the most stunning settings. After the sunset show and spectacle, head down to Jimbaran Bay to enjoy a halal barbecue seafood dinner by the beach.
3. Bedugul & Singaraja Full-Day Tour
This full day adventure takes you to Bali’s central highland and northern region where you can escape the crowds of Bali’s south. Here you'll be able to take in the tranquillity of Bali's scenic farming countryside of Bedugul, as well as the calm northern coasts of Lovina Beach and Singaraja. Highlights include the breath-taking Beratan Lake and its lakeside temple of Ulun Danu and the local fresh market of Candi Kuning. A stopover at the Gitgit Waterfall is included before reaching the northern coast.
4. Bali White Water Rafting at Telaga Waja
Have yourselves some thrills as you rush down Bali’s most exciting rapids, the Telaga Waja in Karangasem, East Bali. This white-water rafting adventure is complemented by professional guides, safety gear, and most importantly, the incredible nature views of rural Bali with terraced rice fields, jungle and wildlife. An exhilarating plunge down a dam serves as a finale to your adventure, and a delicious halal Indonesian buffet lunch awaits to help you unwind and recollect the fun moments.
5. Night Safari Experience at Bali Safari & Marine Park
One for animal lovers; go on a night-time journey into the African savannah at the Bali Safari & Marine Park with this tour option. Ride on a special, caged tram on the safari to encounter over 60 different species, ranging from tigers to binturongs, before a spectacular fire dance spectacle awaits you as you enjoy a halal barbecue dinner with views over the African-inspired landscape.
6. Pura Taman Ayun Temple, Monkey Forest & Tanah Lot Excursion
This full-day tour package serves as another option for discovering some of Bali's exotic temple landscapes, cultural heritage and natural beauty. The ancient temple complex and gardens of Pura Taman Ayun in Mengwi serves as first stop, before heading to the Kedaton Monkey Forest to see the antics of primates in their natural nutmeg forest habitat. The finale is a spectacular sunset at Tanah Lot, Bali’s most iconic temple, set on a rocky outcrop amongst crashing waves. Keep your camera handy.
7. Bali Treetop Full-Day Adventure Tour
Hook yourself into a specially designed harness and soar through the trees in this open-air course within the Bedugul botanic gardens. The Bali Treetop Adventure Park has all the gear you'll need, from harnesses, pulleys and carabiners, and activities are supervised by professional instructors. Once you're set, make like a squirrel and climb up into the nearest tree to take off on any of the 9 thrilling adventure circuits. Continue to nearby Lake Beratan for a halal buffet lunch with the scenic lake and the Ulun Danu Temple in view. The return trip includes a stop at the beautiful Munduk Waterfall.
8. Highlights of Bali Full-Day Tour
Discover Bali's unique cultural heritage and scenic natural surroundings on this full-day tour. Explore the traditional village of Blahbatuh, marvel at the majestic volcano of Mount Batur, and sip on your coffee or tea while enjoying scenic views of rice fields and the ocean atop Bukit Jati. It includes a visit to the Archaeological Museum to see ethnographic and archaeological exhibits highlighting Balinese arts, culture, and heritage throughout the ages besides housing ancient royal coffins of the royal families.
9. Bali Hai Dolphin Cruise
Not to be confused with the dolphin watching tours off Lovina Beach in North Bali, this package takes you on a thrilling high-speed cruise out to Nusa Dua and Uluwatu's coastline for a magical encounter with native dolphins. Marvel at these fascinating creatures in their habitat and absorb the scenic wonders of Bali's natural surroundings. Before the cruise, enjoy fruit juices, pastries, tea and coffee, then set out to sea as the sun rises.
10. Private Denpasar City Tour, Sunset Kecak Dance & Barbecue Dinner
Discover the historic heart of Denpasar with an experienced guide through this tour option, which can help you better learn about Bali's past with visits to monuments and museums. You can also get up close and personal with sellers at the city’s fresh markets and get a sense of the commercial vibe that moves the city. In the afternoon, check out the monkey-inhabited Uluwatu Temple, watch a Kecak dance at sunset, and indulge in a tasty seafood dinner in Jimbaran.
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Wednesday 21 March 2018
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Monday 12 February 2018
Denpasar After Dark
No skyscrapers or anything metropolitan decorating the city, but Denpasar still plays a significant role as the island’s centre of growth and wealth. And when the sun has set, the capital bursts with colours, as reflected on its night markets and parks.
When it comes to club hopping and partying Denpasar may not be the first destination that springs to mind. With that being said, the island’s capital still has places for the night crawlers to head out to as the moon rises.
The parks especially are always busy at night time in Denpasar. The Puputan Square, for example, is crowded by families, couples, singles, young and old. The many vendors in the park selling chicken and pork satays, varieties of snacks and drinks make it easy for those seeking to have downtime while munching on the local delicacies. And while the parents kick back and relax after a day’s work, the little ones can have fun in the designated playground area where they can find a gamut of playing equipments such as swings, seesaws, and a number multi-play stations.
Those looking to break a sweat also find their haven here. The Puputan Square’s jogging track is popular amongst the Denpasar health-conscious crowd who frequent it everyday starting at around 6pm up until around 9pm. Simple gym equipment have also recently been installed in one area of the park, attracting the local gym bros to do nightly workout sessions. Anyway, when it comes to sports, in addition to the joggers and gymnasts, chess enthusiasts also normally occupy one corner of the park (near Pura Agung Jagatnatha) to have a couple of game sessions. The benches set with tables available here make it comfortable for these chess players to stay and play even up till midnight.
On the roundabout by the park, an intersection linking the streets of Surapati, Udayana, Veteran, and Gajah Mada, sits one the Denpasar’s most famous landmark, the Catur Muka Statue (four-faced statue). No selfie opportunity is lost here, especially at night times when the statue is made more dramatic with the colourful lights and fountains – a perfect background for your Instagram feed.
A five-minute walk from the roundabout, on Gajah Mada Street, Pasar Kumbasari wet market comes to life at night, taking over business from the street’s shops that are generally closed early. But different from the shops, the market offers fresh meats, chicken, vegetables, a number of seafood products, fruits, traditional snacks, and even flowers used for offerings. It’s very vibrant and colourful here; and observing the nightly trade taking place at the market provides the visitor’s to Bali a glimpse of traditional life here on the island.
Another Denpasar night market offering a thriving night scene is Pasar Kreneng. Here you can find countless food hawkers that offer all sorts of inviting local dishes. From chicken noodles to bakso and satays, and the Balinese favourite suckling pig and “halal” Javanese delicacies to traditional snacks, cakes, and desserts, you’re seriously spoilt for choice at Kreneng. For visitors, these meals-on-wheels can serve as an introduction and opportunity to unravel various local foods, served in a totally different atmosphere.
Talking about food, Denpasar’s Teuku Umar Street is also where the locals flock to get a taste of their favourite meal. Along the street you can find both street food and restaurants with menus that range from Indonesian, Chinese, Japanese, and even Italian. Multiple dining spots on Teuku Umar can also be found at Level 21. This new and happening hotspot answered the Denpasar crowd’s need for entertainment. It’s crowded mostly at night times, with patrons flocking to the dining spots and coffee houses, shopping centre, fitness centre, movie theatre, and other hangout spots.
In Renon, the Renon Square with its iconic Bajra Sandhi Monument is where evening joggers spend their post-work workout session in. Though less busy than the Puputan Square on weeknights, Renon offers a longer jogging track and bigger space for other outdoor activities such as volleyball and soccer. Restaurants and trendy cafes can be found in Renon and the neighbouring Merdeka Street. These are the venues when the young crowds spend their evening before midnight.
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Monday 22 January 2018
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Friday 12 January 2018
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10 Best Tropical Fruits to Try in Bali
Fruits in Bali come in a wide variety and are a feast for your eyes and taste buds, with striking and sometimes unusual textures, colours, shapes and sizes. Although several types share much resemblance with those that you find in other places across Southeast Asia, there are some varieties that can only be found here in Bali. This small island eight degrees south of the equator features different terrains that serve as favourable growing places for such fruits. Take the Balinese salak for example, an odd-looking but delicious fruit that is widely grown in the eastern Bali village of Sibetan, Karangasem regency. The island’s volcanic highlands allow fertile plains and village plantations to produce a bounty of these exotic and tasty delights. Make most out of your holiday in Bali by pleasing your senses – discover and try as many Balinese fruits as you can. Here is our list of top 10 tropical and exotic fruits to try in Bali. And if you dare, check out how the locals go further with their beloved fruits by adding them as main ingredients in exotic preparations of salads and dishes – you won’t find such an experience elsewhere!
The fruit most locals love and most foreigners hate. But like the majority of unusual things, it’s an acquired taste. There are three types of people when it comes to the Durian: die-hard lovers, haters, and those in between who love the taste but can’t bear the smell for too long. The powerful aroma has led to the fruit being banned from hotels and airplanes, and locals know that driving some home from a market or roadside stall will have their car reeking of durian for a week! Opening up one of these heavily spiked melon-sized fruits requires much care and experience – a roadside vendor will scan for a faint line to position his blade then easily crack it open to reveal the fleshy white, to deep yellowish pods. The texture and taste: creamy and sweet, means that there is a good reason for durian-flavoured ice cream. The notorious smell: to some, invigorating, sweet, or even okay… and for many others, putrid, rotten, or simply ‘the toilet is broken’! Lovers of blue cheese can try an exchange with the local villagers and get pretty much a very similar response.
2. Mangosteen - Manggis
Those who have travelled to other Southeast Asian countries may have already encountered and tried the mangosteen. Pleasant to all, the round, apple-sized and deep purple fruit is easily cracked opened by pressing between both palms, and caution is to be taken as the rind exudes a reddish sap that can stain clothes. The reddish stains on your palms resemble blood at a glance, hence its nickname the ‘blood fruit’. While the white inner flesh is the prize, a recent trend has surfaced in drying up the rinds and making them into health teas, due to its claimed high antioxidant content. Mangosteen is also known in local traditional medicine as a remedy for skin and digestive problems. The juicy flesh sections contain slightly fibrous and inedible seeds, and most will agree that one is never enough. The evergreen trees are largely grown in the highland regions of Tabanan in Bali’s west, and the Bangli regency on the island’s east.
3.Snake/Snakeskin Fruit - Salak
This odd-looking fruit deserves its moniker, with skin resembling tiny snake scales from up close. The fruit’s colour ranges from reddish to dark brown, and it grows in clusters on very spiny palm-like trees – not a pleasant or inviting sight. But once harvested and in your hotel room fruit basket, they are smooth and tempting. Oval to round, the fruit has a pointed top that eases squeezing and is peeled by hand. After revealing the three pale yellow lobes, you still need to rub off a thin layer of silky membrane before enjoying the moist and crunchy treat. The largest lobe contains a hard black seed – hazardous to first-timers’ teeth. Texture and taste: sweet and slightly starchy consistency, a cross flavour between pineapple and Royal Gala apples. One type of Bali’s salak has recently been made into wine by farming cooperatives in Karangasem, East Bali. You’ll come across the fruit in almost all traditional markets and supermarkets.
Like the durian, this fruit is straightforwardly named, meaning ‘hairy’ in the local tongue. They grow in clumps on trees that are commonly grown in village backyards in Bali’s rural areas. Green and yellow when young and a bright red when ripe, they reveal a soft and cloudy white flesh with oval seeds. Over a dozen types of salak are available, from long-haired types with very juicy flesh, to dry-looking short-haired ones that are smaller, rounder and with a lesser moist content. You’ll know you are enjoying top-quality rambutan whenever the skin is easily opened; the flesh is sweet and succulent and easily separates from the seed. When buying a bunch from a traditional roadside fruit vendor up in the mountains or at the market, be cautious of black ants that naturally favour the fruit and tree’s sap – they cling on within the leaves and fruit’s hairs even after it is washed.
These are considered wild berries, but can be found in fruit markets and warungs island-wide. Grown on shrub-like trees, the buah buni bear clustering bunches of small and round berries, white, reddish and black in colour. While easily enjoyed as it is, with a taste ranging from biting sour to sweet, the locals are fond of preparing the buni as a rujak or salad mix, with a blend of sugar, chilli, shrimp paste and salt. High in vitamin C, it is also locally known as a remedy for hypertension.
6. Soursop - Srikaya
The ‘sour’ in its name is there for clear reason. Soursop is widely grown alongside papayas and bananas in villagers’ backyards, and is a delightful treat during the hot days of summer – often blended with sugar syrup as refreshing drinks. When eaten as it is, its sourness is obvious. Locals look for the fruit whenever they suffer from mouth ulcers. Very soft when ripe, the green skin is easily pinched and peeled away by hand, or sliced with a knife to reveal its aromatic, pulpy and juicy flesh. Enjoying soursop with your hands can be a messy undertaking, best slice open and dig in with a knife and fork, while discarding the small and oval black seeds. A distant cousin to the soursop that you may also find widely sold in Bali’s fruit markets, such as Badung and Kumbasari in Denpasar, is the custard apple, locally known as ‘silik’. Smaller and rounder, the size of an apple, the flesh is similarly tender, but tastes much sweeter.
7. Java Plum - Juwet
Similar to the buah buni, the Java Plum is a seasonal fruit, widely grown in the southern Bukit region, and sold in warungs and roadside stalls, and alternatively prepared with a chilli mix. The fruit grows on large trees with dense foliage, and are smooth and shiny, oval-shaped the size of a date. Young green fruit turn pink and then purplish to black when ripe. The taste ranges from sweet to sour. Part of the fun in enjoying Java Plum is, after some bites and chews, you can check your tongue in a mirror – it will be slightly purple. The taste will also linger in your mouth for a while after enjoying even just a little amount. This is perhaps one of the reasons the locals tend to enjoy anything originally sweet and sour with the typical ‘rujak’ mix of shrimp paste, salt, sugar and chilli. You can always ask for a reduction or total omission of the slightly intimidating last ingredient.
8 Yellow and Orange Coconut
A widespread but often overlooked fruit: This is not the common green coconut. In Bali, the orange and yellow types are grown for their use in temple and ceremonial purposes. On the culinary side, while much smaller than the common green coconut, the young coconuts of the orange variety offer a much tastier and refreshing treat – the flesh is thinner and tender, and its water is more flavoursome. While not widely sold in tourist areas, you can find them in villages and rural areas where roadside stalls selling flowers usually sell them for ceremonial purposes. If you find a tree bearing these orange coconuts grown in your hotel’s grounds, kindly ask the staff if you can try one. Some hotels in Lovina, North Bali, such as the Puri Saron Baruna Beach Cottage, promote local fruits growing on their property’s premises, which can be a fun experience.
9.Ambarella - Kedondong
This tropical fruit grows on low trees, and is green to a lighter colour when ripe. Its flesh is crunchy and a little sour, and is high in vitamin C. Again, it is one of the favourite naturally sour fruits that go with shrimp paste; a sugar, salt and chilli mix, forming a basic ‘rujak kedondong’. The fruit can also be pickled. Preferably peeled and sliced before eaten raw, ambarella contains a spiny seed that you should avoid getting in between your teeth. Warungs (traditional roadside snack stalls) selling rujak will almost always have ambarella among their stock of fruits. Widely available in traditional markets and supermarkets, the locals believe that eating ambarella improves the digestive system and can help cure anaemia.
10. Pomelo - Jeruk Bali
A backyard-grown fruit that is also widely sold in traditional markets and supermarkets, this large citrus fruit comes in two general types based on the colour of the flesh, namely white and pink. The rind is thick and spongy, and getting out the lobes in one piece can be a challenge as the small pulps are brittle and break off easily. It is quite juicy after you crunch a mouthful of the pulp, and tastes sweet and sometimes bitter (usually the trait of the pink fleshed varieties). A local belief is that consuming pomelo can cure a hangover. The thick and spongy rinds shouldn’t be wasted – they are burnt to act as a natural mosquito repellent.
Friday 27 October 2017
11 Weird and Unusual Sites to Visit in Bali
Strange, Curious and Creepy Places in Bali
Bali offers unique sights that you’ll unlikely see elsewhere, and even if you think you’ve seen them all, you’ll be surprised at what you may still find ‘hidden’, off the beaten tracks, and simply waiting for you to discover. For the adventurous at heart, here we’ve compiled the most unusual places to visit on the island. Some places are outright bizarre, others eerie and mysterious – spread out across Bali, from the remote central highlands to the offshore island of Lembongan. You might want to break away from the confines and usual offerings of your five-star luxury resort, and seek out the unknown, the odd, and the peculiar in Bali. If you think you’ve seen ‘Bali temples’, here are some outright exceptional ones. Discover Bali’s strangely beautiful, and beautifully strange, and satisfy your curiosity with our list of the 10 most unusual and odd places to visit in Bali.
1. The 'Ghost Town' of Taman Festival Bali Sanur
Sanur has a spooky ‘ghost town’ on Padanggalak Beach, a remote coast far away from the main Sanur hub. It is the vast ruins of derelict theme park Taman Festival Bali, which closed down shortly after its establishment in 1997 due to marketing and financial difficulties, before being handed over to the local government. No plans are underway for its resurrection, so we believe it will still be around for a while. The deserted main entrance gates, ticket booths, empty cafeterias and deteriorated main buildings with partly collapsed roofs all give it a creepy sensation even in broad daylight. Dense foliage and creeper vines have grown over broken windows, and ornamental stone figures loom over in the open spaces, making it a great post-apocalyptic setting to try your nerves. The locals believe long-abandoned sites like this are ‘borrowed’ by lost spirits. One thing for sure is extra care must be taken due to the failing structures.
2. Trunyan Necropolis Kintamani
For something truly macabre, head up to the highlands where the ancient Bali Aga (native Balinese) village of Trunyan lies. The village is on the eastern side of the Batur Lake and usually requires a boat trip from the other side. While the general Balinese Hindus are known for their lavish cremation ceremonies, the people of Trunyan are best known for neither cremating nor burying their dead. Instead, the bodies of the deceased are wrapped and brought by boat to the designated village graveyard and laid out on the ground around a large ancient fragrant tree and covered by a wooden cage to protect the remains from scavenging animals. This tree, known as the ‘taru menyan’ (which the village also gets its name from), is known to only grow here. Quite puzzling to many is no odour from the decomposing bodies is present, which the locals believe is neutralized by the tree’s myrrh-like fragrance. Skulls and bones on moss-covered stairs are quite the scene here, definitely not for the nervous type.
3. The 'Bat Cave' Temple of Goa Lawah Klungkung
As one of Bali's most important temples, Goa Lawah is not a kept secret. But the odd sight of a majestic Balinese Hindu temple complex built around an eerie cave opening that is inhabited by hordes of bats can still give you the creeps... even in broad daylight. The 11th century temple is an easy stopover on your tours to Candidasa and the island’s east. Best time to visit is during dusk, when the hordes of nectar bats swarm the skies over the temple as they feast on airborne insects. Also great during the piodalan temple anniversaries when the temple scene becomes truly exotic with pilgrims thronging in temple prayers and colourful parasols and banners go in contrast to the dark cave opening. One mystery yet to be solved is whether the legend that tells of the secret cave passage through to Besakih Temple, some 25 kilometres northeast at the foot of Mount Agung, is true.
4. Bengkala, Village of The Deaf North Bali
Bengkala, a village in the district of Kubutambahan, Buleleng regency, north Bali, is known as the ‘village of the deaf’ due to over two percent of its population are congenitally deaf. The village has seen high incidences of deafness that spans over seven generations, and the people, known locally as ‘kolok’, have developed a sign language known as ‘kata kolok’. The kolok people also have developed their own form of performing arts, from deaf dances to martial arts, and have a unique social system for carrying rituals and social roles. There is a belief in a deaf god, which both the deaf and hearing villagers share.
5. Lost Plane #1 Jimbaran
Going along Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai from the airport towards Nusa Dua, keep your attention to the left as around 500m from the Benoa Square and right beside Dunkin Donuts is this bizarre old white Boeing 737. The plane is parked in a yard, and rumour has it that the owner had plans to make it into a quirky restaurant but all fell through and the plane now just sits as a nice eye candy for passersby.
6. Lost Plane #2 Bukit Peninsula
This abandoned plane is in a slightly hidden location up in the hilly limestone area of the southern Bukit Peninsula. The site is within only a kilometre north from Pandawa Beach, and sits on a privately-owned hectare of a carved limestone hill. Again, rumour has it that it will be transformed into a cool hangout, complete with a restaurant and bar, and we believe this will soon see fruition. We’ll stay tuned.
7. The Underground House (Goa Gala-Gala) Nusa Lembongan Island
One of your most likely stopovers on your visit to Nusa Lembongan Island is this underground house, known as the ‘Goa Gala-Gala’. The limestone underground house is labyrinthine featuring connected chambers. What started out as a passionate cave project by house owner Made Byasa, who was inspired by an episode from the Mahabharata epic in which the Pandawa heroes fled persecution from the Koravas by hiding in a cave, turned into a decade-long building obsession, which he finally completed in 1976. After the 7 metre descent down a hole in the ground, you will be astonished by his feat. He successfully built a kitchen, sleeping quarters, and a living room deep under the ground.
8. The 'Haunted Hotel' of Bedugul
This abandoned mountain resort is something that you will easily notice on your trip to the central highland, particularly on your visit to the Beratan Lake or the Ulun Danu Temple. The crumbling, abandoned building is the P.I. Taman Rekreasi Hotel & Resort, a project in the early 90s that never saw fruition and was halted midway. As with our ‘ghost town’ theme park above, most locals dare not enter such a long abandoned place, as it is easily ‘haunted’. Now over two decades, extra caution must be taken around the deteriorating structures.
9. The Stalactite Cave Temple of Goa Gong Jimbaran
Goa Gong temple is a unique cave temple hidden away behind the modern development of the Jimbaran resort area. Up the hill from the Udayana University campus facility in Jimbaran, the namesake Jalan Goa Gong leads you through the small Batu Ngongkong community and a sharp left turn puts you face to face with a pair of big cat statues ornate in red and chequered cloths. Eerie gargoyles under a banyan and tamarind tree guard a flight of stairs to the cave opening. No admittance is provided unless the temple’s supervisor and keeper, priest Mangku Gurun Simpen, is onsite. Inside, a large dim-lit cavity reveals dedicated stone shrines with soothing sounds of dripping water from the rocky cave’s stalactites. A huge stalactite hangs behind the shrines, which is in fact a functioning stone gong. It is struck during rituals, particularly during the temple anniversary.
10.The 'Dark Cave' of Goa Peteng
Here’s for spelunkers (which means cave exploring, as if you didn’t know). Descend into the heart of darkness at Goa Peteng, an impressive natural limestone sinkhole that is located right beside the resort grounds of the Ayana Resort and Spa in Jimbaran. Goa Peteng, literally ‘dark cave’ in the local tongue, is located on a farming field owned by local resident Pak Ketjuh and his son Nyoman Suparka. A large banyan tree with an accompanying shrine guards the cave opening, and daylight becomes scarce after only several meters down. Vines grow further down into gaps and openings, reaching beyond tight spaces inside the cave. Dense air and bat chirps fill the hollow surroundings. Stalactites and stalagmites shimmer throughout. If you can stand the smell of guano and can endure the approximate 150 metre or 15-minute descent, you’ll reach the freshwater pool at its base. It is said that on a full moon, a narrow passage opens as the water level lowers revealing a causeway that leads into a ‘hidden chamber’.
11.Pura Paluang Car Temple
Nusa Penida is the largest island among the group of three off Bali’s southwest coast, but one of the least visited. One site to behold is this unique temple complex featuring shrines in the form of a house and automobiles! As one of the many mysterious temples that dot this remote island, the Paluang Temple is located within the local community of Sebun Ibus in the Karangdawa village on the island’s southern peninsula.
Source : http://www.bali-indonesia.com/magazine/
Tuesday 10 October 2017
Ini Vie Villa by Julia Rose
We headed to Legian after returning to Bali for a three-night stay at Ini Vie Villa. This has been one of my favorites so far while staying in Bali.
We had an adorable villa decorated with bright flowers with our own private pool that we could literally jump to from our bed.
This place was insane.
Not to mention they also had an option of a “floating breakfast” where you could have pancakes while chillin in the pool. That’s exactly how every Monday should start.
by Julia Rose
September, 11 - 2017
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Friday 29 September 2017
CANDI DASA AND THE TEMPLE OF TEN CHILDREN
The name Candi Dasa derives from the words cili dasa, meaning “ten children”. This temple, Pura Candi Dasa is dedicated to Bali’s goddess of fertility and is where Balinese Hindus come to pray to be blessed with an abundance of children. But there’s more to the story than that, which is usually the case with almost everything in Bali.
As the story is related to Bali’s ancients, there was a goddess named Hariti who was infertile but wanted offspring to continue her godly bloodline. She fell in love with a handsome god but failed to provide him an heir. One day, she heard some Balinese people praying for rain and when she looked down from her perch in heaven, she saw a Balinese couple who offered their prayers, standing atop a high hill and addressing their prayers to the clouds.
Sure, they wanted rain, but Hariti knew that they lacked much more. She knew that they were barren – unable to produce a child that they wanted so badly. The goddess took pity on them; their plight made her so sad that she began to cry and her tears fell as rain upon the couple. In the heat of the sudden passion of the moment, presumably caused by the magic raindrops, the couple made love right then and there.
No doubt by now you’ve guessed that their spontaneous union resulted in a pregnancy and the birth of their first offspring. And from that moment on, the goddess Hariti was fertile. So fertile that she immediately gave birth to ten children thereby making her god-husband very happy. From that time until now, this hilltop temple is the place where the Balinese come to pray for fertility and rain – not necessarily in that order. It is said that if a couple spends the night here making love, they will be blessed with many children – especially if it rains on them! But of course we don’t recommend you following that tradition because Bali now has laws against doing that sort of thing in public.
Much of the actual history of this temple is long-gone but the myths remain.
Right on the main road, it’s a very long flight of steps up the steep hillside all the way to the statue of the goddess Hariti – the statue of a very happy woman surrounded by lots of small children.
Wednesday 27 September 2017
Balinale – Bali International Film Festival
This year Bali’s International Film Festival returns for it’s 11th year of bringing acclaimed national and international films to the forefront. Balinale 2017 will bring more lovers of the big screen, to this special festival, where famous directors, actors, screenwriters and more come together and enjoy the art of film!
Recognised internationally for the diversity of its programming consisting of Indonesian and international thought-provoking, entertaining, independent and award winning fiction, documentary, feature and short films, the annual Bali International Film Festival, known as Balinale, is also credited for the quality of the associated events where international filmmakers enjoy the festival’s relaxed and familiar manner while discussing films, trends, co-production opportunities and the demands of a growing fast paced industry.
The festival’s audience is a wonderful mix of discerning locals and expatriates from across the globe that eagerly anticipate the festival program each year and 2017 theme of CONNECTING COMMUNITIES THROUGH THE WORLD OF FILM presents a program of films that project our visions and dreams in a positive way enabling greater exposure, tolerance and acceptance of countries and cultures.
Balinale is known for its specialized knowledge and importance in promoting Indonesian cinema, art and culture acting as a platform and history of supporting established and aspiring local filmmakers with workshops and seminars as an important part of the program, and strongly supports the community with its children’s charity program, school visits and free open air cinema, locally known as ‘layar tancap’.
The festival was founded in 2007 by Bali Film Center (BFC), a private company that has been providing professional services for film and television production throughout Indonesia since 2002. BFC is a Business Member of the Location Managers Guild International of experienced career professionals in the motion picture, television, commercial and print production industries, ATA Carnet Film Organization and Founding Member of Asian Film Commissions Network of 18 countries.
Balinale is celebrating its 11th anniversary at its ‘Official Venue Partner’ Cinemaxx, state-of-the-art five studio multiplex theater located at the popular and conveniently located Lippo Mall Kuta Jl. Kartika Plaza, South Kuta Beach.”
Venue: Cinemaxx, Lippo Mall Kuta – Jalan Kartika Plaza,
Source - http://nowbali.co.id/event/bali-international-film-festival/
Tuesday 19 September 2017
The reason why Bali is the Best Vacation Destination
Bali is not only the best holiday destination for local tourists in Indonesia, but all the tourists from all over the world make Bali as their next vacation destination. Even Bali is awarded by TripAdvisor as one of the 10 Best Islands in the World in 2015. Want to know the reason why Bali can be voted as the best island for your vacation?
1. Before landing, you will be treated to the most beautiful Toll scenery in Indonesia and Mount Agung
2. Bali also there are many magnificent Waterfall. Twin waterfall in Sekumpul village is one of the most beautiful in Bali. With a height of more than 100 meters and surrounded by dense forest, you will feel being in the middle ages. Or challenging like the Aling-aling Waterfall Because of its not-so-high shape and deep enough pool beneath it, you can try to skate or jump from above Aling Aling Waterfall.
3. Bali is famous for its beautiful beaches and the waves that are challenging for you Surfing lovers. So try to come to the famous Kuta beach or if you want to enjoy a quiet beach like on the green bowl beach
4. The further you explore Bali, the more exciting the place you find. What about this huge hollow tree? Amazing ?. Bunut Bolong tree that is more than 1 century is located in Jembrana area, with a large hole diameter of 5 meters. It is said that in the Dutch era, was about to cut down but all who tried to cut it down died. So now it is only in the hole for passing vehicles.
5. Bali is also a paradise for those of you who like challenges. Timbis beach in Kutuh area provides nature suitable for you paragliding while enjoying the beauty of Indian Ocean surrounded by white sand beach and steep hill.
6. Do not miss the exciting adventure of camping under the millions of stars. Nature lovers will be tempted to sleep under the stars like Lake Buyan Lake located in Bedugul area. An exciting experience with friends and family.
7. Lodging in Bali is also diverse. You can enjoy the romantic and comfortable atmosphere like at Ini Vie Villa. And you can enjoy your breakfast straight at the pool. A luxurious treatment for your holiday.
8. You have to culinary tour in Bali! You can start your culinary tour expedition with cheap food like pork satay. And do not forget you also have to visit beautiful cafe in Seminyak area like Poulet Bali with Roasted Chicken which is very delicious and unique decoration to exist in Instagram.
9. But finally, what differentiates Bali from other destinations is the uniqueness of art and culture. Only in Bali will you feel the thrill of Ogoh Ogoh and Nyepi Day where all activities on the island of Bali are stopped.
10. If lucky, you can witness the uniqueness of the famous Ngaben ceremony in Bali. Ngaben ceremony is a procession of burning corpses for those who have died and also as a form of providing supplies to the Patriarch who was heading the way to Sunia Loka
Bali still has so many hidden treasures that you are ready to explore in your next holiday to Bali.So you think, what makes Bali the best vacation spot?
Friday 15 September 2017
13 Affordable Luxury Honeymoon Villas in Bali for a Romantic Gateway
2. Feast on a floating breakfast and snuggle in a poolside swing – Ini Vie Villa
If you’re looking for the sweetest little hideaway in South Bali for you and your sweetheart, congrats – Ini Vie Villa is all ready to charm you.
Each of Ini Vie’s generous one-bedroom villas have a private pool and a jacuzzi tub, both of which are elevated to new romantic heights with a generous sprinkling of flower petals.
After enjoying a little stint in the poolside swing, why not combine your morning dip in the pool to a royal floating breakfast? Yep, that’s right. At Ini Vie Villa, you can skip breakfast in bed and enjoy the first meal of the day without ever leaving the pool!
Or would you want to try floating on some snacks instead?
Although you’d never believe it, inside the blissful peace and quiet of the lush green property, Ini Vie Villa is just minutes away from the exciting buzz of Seminyak and the hidden gems in Kuta. The villa is also close to some of the most popular beaches in Bali, such as Double Six and Legian, which are 15 minutes away.
With an unbeatable location and a gorgeous design combining seductive romance and playful whimsy, it’s no wonder that couples on honeymoon or on a little romantic break can’t get enough of this hidden gem.
If you’re able to tear yourself away from the pool (and perhaps abandon your own magical unicorn for a moment), Ini Vie Villa also offers in-house guests a 20 percent discount on any of the luxurious treatments available at the Vie Spa.
Tuesday 29 August 2017
Special Promotion - Campaign Ini Vie Villa
Plan your romantic trip in Bali
Book your stay in One Bedroom Villa with Private Pool and Jacuzzi at Ini Vie Villa, get special benefits:
- Pick up at Airport
- Flower in the pool and Jacuzzi
- 1 x floating breakfast
- 1 x afternoon tea
- Free wording on the bed upon arrival (Happy honeymoon or anniversary or birthday)
Term and conditions:
- Booking period: immediately - 30 September 2017
- Stay period: 1 Oct-10 December 2017
- Valid for direct booking and new booking only
- Minimum 3 nights stay required
- Nonrefundable with full payment in advance
- Not combine with other existing benefits and package
For further information, please contact:
Visit website www.inivievilla.com
Tuesday 22 August 2017
Top 10 Best Tours in Bali
These are the best tours in Bali, with something for pretty much any type of visitor. Exciting excursions and unique sightseeing opportunities are plentiful on Bali, from the cultural to the action-packed. Adrenaline junkies can cruise down challenging rapids and immerse themselves in the scenic rural countryside of Bali’s interiors, while those into history and cultural discovery can admire the collection of majestic temples through full day tours. The most popular tours in Bali cover various highlights across the island’s eight different regencies, from the cool uplands down to the coastal waters. Here, we’ve narrowed them down to help you decide on the best options available so you can plan your stay in Bali ahead with a half or full day out to experience the very best of Bali’s sights and sensations.
1. Tanah Lot, a pilgrimage site and temple set dramatically on a rock in the sea. Watch the surf crash around the base of the temple as the sun sets on this picture-perfect scene.
2. Kedaton Monkey Forest and Sanctuary, where hundreds of gray macaques swing from the treetops and approach visitors.
3. UNESCO-listed cultural site of Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave) and wonder at the detailed sculptures of mythological creatures carved into the cave entrance.
4. Batubulan Village, famed for its stone statues and sculptures. While there, watch the lively Barong dance, a piece of Balinese mythology with ornate costumes, traditional dancing, and unique musical instruments.
5. Combine a wonderful cruise on the magnificent Bali coastline with a delicious dinner aboard the Bali Hai Cruise. Absorb the scenery around Bali and see your surroundings set against the backdrop of a spectacular sunset.
6. Splash down the rapids of the Ayung River, paddling along with your expert guide as they lead you between lazy pools perfect for swimming and Class III falls sure to get your heart pumping. Afterward, warm up with a hot shower and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch with stunning valley views.
7. In a dramatic location on the slopes of an active volcano, Mount Agung, sits the one of the most sacred Hindu temples of Bali—Mother Temple of Besakih.
8. Kintamani, where you can admire the lush panoramic sight of Mount Batur and the glistening volcanic crater lake of Danau Batur. At lunchtime, find a local restaurant with magnificent views of the volcano.
9. Lembongan Island, the boat anchors by a private pontoon where you can enjoy a buffet lunch and try any number of unforgettable experiences. Take to the sea in a kayak or banana boat, dive in for some snorkeling, or don a diving helmet to take a walk with the colorful fish.
10. Enjoy a high-speed cruise out to Nusa Dua and Uluwatu's coastline for a magical encounter with native dolphins. See dolphins swim and jump in synchronizing harmony and listen to their unique way of communicating with each other via the boat's high-quality underwater sound transmitter.
Source : http://www.bali-indonesia.com/tours/top-ten.htm
Saturday 19 August 2017
Celebrating 2nd anniversary of Ini Vie Villa
Villa and Management team having fun at Alam Rafting for celebrating 2nd anniversary of Ini Vie Villa
Tuesday 15 August 2017
Mr/s Khalid Honeymoon
Our staff is 24 hours and very happy to assist our lovely guest on their arrival event in the late night. Our team member staff prepared a special romantic flower decoration arrangement on the bed for welcoming Mr/s Khalid in One Bedroom Villa with Private Pool and Jacuzzi at Ini Vie Villa in their late arrival. This special decoration is very unique by using Arabic language which is very unforgettable one for him and his wife during honeymoon in Bali.
We also prepare another romantic surprised on your special requested and please do not hesitate to contact our team especially our reservation team to arrange your special surprise to your beloved one to make your stay to be memorable one.
Available for special occasions:
- + Honeymoon
- + Romantic stay
- + Anniversaries
- + Birthday
- + Family Getaway
Thursday 03 August 2017
Certificate of Excellent by Trip Advisor on 2017
TripAdvisor just released certificate of Excellent on 2017 for their partners and we are glad to share the very first certificate of excellent on 2017 given by TripAdvisor to Ini Vie Villa for specialty lodging in Legian Bali as continuously and consistently earn great reviews from valuable guest during opening until now 2017. We would like to say big thanks to our valuable guest who spare their time to review Ini Vie Villa on TripAdvisor.
Wednesday 21 June 2017