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BABY TURTLE RELEASE 2017

Bali Sea Turtle Society (BSTS) is an organization running a conservation program for endangered sea turtles.
Relocate sea turtle eggs from the beach to a central hatchery to protect the eggs and increase hatching rates.

The Kuta beach Sea Turtle Conservation Program is a non profit and non government program that aims to protect sea turtles and their habitat to raise public awareness regarding on sea turtle protection. Sea turtle nesting season on Kuta Beach is from March to September each year, while hatching season is from April to October each year. They will release the baby sea turtle the day after they hatch from the nest. The early and the late in the season of baby sea turtle release will vary, thus make sure to follow their facebook profile at Bali Sea Turtle Society (BSTS). Its a FREE a program. Collect a Token/ticket for baby turtle release from the Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center at 4pm. The Token will entitle you to release 1 baby turtle. Its FREE, donation are welcome. Number of baby turtle are limited, make sure you come before 4pm and queue for token. Everyone is invited to come and watch the turtle release. Location : Right on Kuta Beach Time : Normally gathering at 4.30pm and release at 5:00pm Open for public but children will be prioritize to release the turtle. For more information of this program, you can support them and find more detail at www.baliseaturtle.org

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The Bali Kites Festival 2017

The Bali Kites Festival is a series of kiting events that take place annually between July and August (sometimes through October), notably at the start of the windy season. The kite festivals are one of Bali’s major provincial calendar highlights presenting unique cultural scenes on par with the preceding the Bali Arts Festival. The festival is slated for various dates, with main events customarily taking place along the eastern coast of Padanggalak, just north of Sanur. Main preliminary events are usually held near the end of June and confirmed following favourable weather, therefore planning ahead to witness the event is usually a last-minute deal. Hundreds of competing kite troupes gather from all over the island to pilot their traditional kites, alongside international teams with modern kites in various shapes and sizes.

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What started off as a seasonal agrarian festival thanking the heavens for abundant crops and harvests, has become a competitive ground for communal ‘banjar’ youth groups who send their ‘sekaa layangan’ kite teams to participate and win prize money from sponsors. A competition is also usually held for ‘new creation’ kites, which may include detailed three-dimensional figures and unusual designs, from Hindu gods, cars and motorbikes, to mascots and brand sponsors. A gamelan orchestra accompanies each troupe, adding to the joyous spirit of the Bali Kites Festival and the drama of take-off and landing sequences.

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The Balinese traditional kites are gigantic and have evolved into increasingly bombastic proportions over the years, measuring up to four metres in width and 10 metres in length. Some other versions, such as the ‘janggan’ type have impressive flowing ribbon tails often reaching 100 metres or more in length. Jointly built at the communal ‘banjar’ village halls all over Bali, skilled youths, supervised by elders, craft bamboo frameworks for weeks up to the major event. Lightweight fabrics are selected according to an agreed-upon colour scheme and some are fitted with intricately carved heads. The final results await transport – usually by truck and requiring special escort along small Balinese roads – towards the Bali Kites Festival flying grounds on Padanggalak Beach.

Don’t worry if you missed out on the main opening festival events in July. There are various competitions to witness throughout the second half of the year, which are also highlighted annually as part of the festivity. Following is the tentative line-up of 2017 Bali kite events, as announced earlier in the year by the Bali Kites Association or Pelangi (Persatuan Layang-Layang Indonesia, Bali chapter). Normally, dates may shift following favourable weather conditions:

  1. Pitik Kite Festival: 1-2 July, Pedungan, Denpasar
  2. Bali Kite Festival: 3-5 July (or 7-9 July), Padanggalak Beach, Sanur
  3. Dangin Peken Dhananjaya Cup Kite Festival: 22-23 July, Mertasari Beach, Sanur
  4. Belega Kite Competition: 18-20 September, Belega, Gianyar
  5. Pelangi Gianyar Kite Competition: 31 July – 2 August (or 8-9 August), Padanggalak Beach, Sanur
  6. Sanur Kite Competition (Sanur Village Festival): 3-6 (or 28-30) August, Mertasari Beach, Sanur
  7. Denpasar Kite Competition: 7-9 August, Padanggalak Beach, Sanur
  8. Biaung Kite Competition: 12-13 (or 14-15) August, Padanggalak Beach, Sanur
  9. Banjar Banjaran Kite Competition: 17 August, Abiansemal, Badung
  10. Klungkung Kite Competition: 17 August, Klungkung
  11. Pelangi Denpasar Kite Competition: 19-20 August, Denpasar
  12. Tanjung Kite Competition: 21-23 (or 26-27) August, Sanur
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BALI ARTS FESTIVAL 2017

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The Bali Arts Festival is a cultural treat for lucky visitors who are in Bali until mid July. The festival traditionally starts on the second Saturday of June and runs through the month of July. It is the perfect moment to witness Bali’s wealth of performing arts together with various cultural highlights from other islands in Indonesia. As one of the main highlights in Bali’s calendar of events, the annual celebration features various artworks and cultural achievements, inviting locals and international visitors to the Taman Werdhi Budaya Arts Centre in Denpasar where most of the daily exhibitions and art performances are focused. Continue reading

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Bali Blues Festival is back in 2017!

Save your date with Blues marker on May 26th & 27th 2017, only at Peninsula Island,  Nusa Dua – Bali.

Guest stars : Gugun Blues Shelter, Sixstrings, BluesMates, Indo Guitars Hero, CrazyHorse, Sekertariat Bali Guitar Club, Indra Lesmana, SOULed OUT, SUNBURST, Jhon & Jail Story.

Get your Early Bird tickets only IDR 100.000 starts from Feb 14 – Mar 14 2017.

Ticket available on: RajaKarcis | Tokopedia | Bukalapak | KASKUS | OLX Indonesia | Eventbrite Continue reading

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EASTER BAZAAR AT CANGGU CLUB

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Bali’s Biggest Sunset Bazaar kicks off on Saturday 15th April, 5 pm through to 9 pm. No need to troll the tourist strip to find a bargain, Canggu Club’s twilight Easter Bazaar will have everything you could hope to find in homewares, leather goods, clothing, kids’ wear and tasty treats. Timed perfectly to take advantage of the cooler evening temps, it’s one stop shopping made simple. You can even enjoy a few complimentary canapés and sample a wine or two as you scan the stalls. Live music from 6 pm and a special visit from the Easter Bunny will make this free event a family affair. It wouldn’t be Easter without some sweet treats and you can choose to satisfy your sugar fix from the desserts table or join the kids and the big-eared Bunny in the Easter Egg Hunt!

More information:
www.cangguclub.com/whats-on

Event contact:
marketing@semaracollection.com, +62 361 848 3939, www.cangguclub.com

Event Details

Event Name : Easter Bazaar at Canggu Club

Date : Sat, 15 Apr 2017

Venue Name : Canggu Club, Jalan Canggu Club, Canggu – Bali

Ticket : Free entry

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UPSIDE DOWN WORLD – BALI

Kids can get fussy when they feel bored because there is not much to do. So, where is there to go when the rain seems endless and going out to the pool or beach seems like an implausible option? Well, Bali has several fun indoor activities to keep the kids occupied. And, there are some that involve the whole family, which would surely bring a smile to everyone’s face.

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Upside Down World is not an ordinary gallery. Having opened its door to the public at the beginning of this year, they have proven itself as an exciting place to visit and experience. It seems every day is a busy day for them. If you’re new to this kind of world, entering the gallery means you should adapt to the uncommon scene and get ready to have fun in this 180° rotated world.

 

Upside Down World Bali introduces the Living Space theme and features ten different rooms. It starts with the living room where we can find a real sofa, television, and to celebrate the festive season, a warm fireplace and Christmas tree circled with boxes of presents. The next space is the master bedroom that boasts a simple modern interior with combination of pastel colors. The other interesting rooms are the kid’s room, dining room, kitchen, laundry area, bathroom, and garden. A newly built pink space, for the princess of the house is displayed too. Last but not least, a Balinese style living room is also available to mark that you’re in Bali.

 

It is not only fun for just the kids; it is also going to be a whole new experience for each family member. Being in an unusual and out of the ordinary world stimulates creativity and gears the kids to look at things and condition from various different perspectives. Different and abnormal is not a disturbance, but unique and intriguing.

 

Upside Down World

Jalan By Pass Ngurah Rai No.762, Pemogan, Denpasar

+ 62 361 8473053

https://www.facebook.com/UpsideDownWorldIndonesia/

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NEW YEAR, NEW HAIRSTYLE

Barberbox is opening its door in Raya Kuta Intersection. A five-seater parlour, this place guarantee a quick queue, and enough drinks and a television to keep you occupied while waiting.

The 8th shop of the nationwide Barberbox franchise has great packages that are hard to refuse. For a complete bundle of consultation, haircut, wash, and massage, you only need to pay Rp. 65,000. Make that Rp. 100,000 if you also need a shave. Both of those packages come with a drink! Continue reading

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IT’S ALL ABOUT COFFEE

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A unique coffee place that will take you on a journey through the archipelago is Tales of Coffee. This place seeks Indonesia’s best coffee beans and has been making experiments in their factory in Canggu, and now they are ready to roast and create good quality for you staring from 29 November 2016. Their coffee factory will also serve as a Creative Coffee & Chocolate Atelier Workshop where coffee and chocolate-related activities such as cupping, tasting and awareness sessions will take place. Tales of coffee is striving to develop a sustainability program in their production as well, and that’s why they source their beans directly from the farmers – you can expect to find coffee beans and powder from around Indonesia, which are divided into The Islandhopper, The Jungletrekker, The Lavasurfer and The Moondancer. Don’t forget to smell the aroma of the coffee first before you take a sip.

Tales of Coffee

Jalan Pantai Berawa, Canggu

www.talesofcoffee.com

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TEMPLES OF TAMPAKSIRING

The major archaeological sites in Tampaksiring seem to stand outside and beyond the reaches of time. Traces of the old Hindu civilization can be found in many corners of the area, and the excitement one feels when strolling along their ancient pathways is indescribable.
The name Tampak siring is derived from the words, “Tampak”, meaning foot, and “Siring” meaning slanted. Legend has it that the slope of the mountain where Tampaksiring nestles today was created by the slanted footstep of a king named Mayadenawa.
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Visitors flock to Tampaksiring’s Gunung Kawi to admire the brilliant ancient artworks carved into a majestic cliff rock, or the Tirta Empul water temple to bask in the beauty of the temple’s pool and pristine environment. Quite a number of other temples and archaeological sites are known to be frequented by visitors.

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NEW SHOPS OPENING

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Getting ready For SUMMER in BALI

The latest Summer-Autumn 2016 Menswear and Womenswear collection from BIASA is finally here! The collection is an ode to the relaxed, refined and free-spirited ladies and gentlemen that are represented in these easy pieces made for sunny days and cool breezes. The woman’s collection boasts “Girl Meets Boy”, which shows bold lines to denim linen. All are designed to show asymmetry, color and shapes in kaftans, dresses, tunics and skirts. The menswear collection “Call Me Navy” highlights natural lightweight materials like linen and bamboo jersey. Most of the jackets, pants, and shirts are hand-stitched, handmade dyes and customized black prints.

BIASA
Jalan Raya Seminyak No. 36

www.biasagroup.com


Shades Ready

GAIA House of Shades now opening a new store in Oberoi. Offering eyewear from notable name like, LE SPECS, MINKPINK Shades, Karen Walker and many more. This store will also present GAIA house art work and GAIA House of Rhythm that will introduce local artist and local musicians respectively in their events. They offer a member card for those who loves to shop.

GAIA HOUSE OF SHADES
Jalan Kayu Aya No. 88x

www.gaia.co.id


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SUMMER OUTFITs

Looking for more summer clothes? The Saint X Sinner is where you should go. Launching their summer collection called “State of Mine” the brand invites all girls to see the creations that inspired by New York street style and island vibe of Bali. From their High Tide Dress and long vest, to the follow the sun choker top, all of the items will definitely suit each of your activities during the day and at night on the island. The collection is easy to buy online.

Saint X Sinner

www.saintxsinner.com

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