Guide Your Vacation in Bali

Cowboys in paradise -Movie Gigolo Bali trailer video

It was not easy for a short film directed by the Cowboys in Paradise, Amit Virmani, to produce a short film documentary that recently horrendous Bali. Virmani took three years doing research in Bali until finally he could have called, "Easy to work with 'Cowboys'."
"Of course there are days without a single interview with 'Cowboys', but this is part of the process, especially since I decided to research the subject in Bali," said Virmani quoted from twitchfilm.net, .
Virmani explained, gradually, from 2007 until 2009, he was cooking the film. During that time, he recorded the interview and working on story structure. If you are experiencing an impasse in the work, he was, "Get out and have fun," she said again.
However, it found the "cowboy" in Bali for the film, a man of Indian descent began interviewing them. "Working with 'Cowboys' surprisingly easy. They have no problem to share their stories with me. This is certainly return to what made them also very attractive," he explained.
Advanced Virmani, Cowboys story line is interesting in Paradise has made the "cowboy" and bluntly want filmed. "They have no reason to shame and they know it. They are proud of what they 'conquered'. It was there that want it (for interview)," the story again.
However, according to Virmani, other as the women hunters "Cowboys". The man who is now residing in Singapore are claiming a little trouble finding them. "For European women, they are more open to discuss about sex than their counterparts in North America. Of course, this became my experience,"

The Best Villa in Bali

Villa Tanju Bali

The gardens enjoy a 60m palm-fringed river frontage and overlook the rice fields. Umalas is quiet but contains a number of villas as well as the famous riding stables. We are 15 minutes walk across the rice paddies to Batu Belig beach where some of Bali's most well-known beachside restaurants can be found. We are also only a few minutes drive to the fashionable Seminyak area that consists of small boutiques, antique shops and some of the highest-quality delicatessan shops and bakeries in Bali.

Villa Tanju Bali Villa Tanju Bali
Villa Sungai Tinggi
Villa Sungai Tinggi is one of Bali's very few absolute beachfront Villas. Nestled in rice fields and with over 100m of private beach frontage, it has the ultimate sunset panorama with views over to the Jimbaran Bukit headland in the south, across to the Java coastline in the west and the cloudy peaks of Gunung Agung to the north.
Located just beyond the picturesque Balinese village of Pererenan, the villa is only a 20 minute drive to the many popular restaurants and shops of Seminyak and about 45 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport. The Nirwana Bali golf course and the famous Tanah Lot Temple are less than 10 minutes away, and the Nusa Dua golf club and Bali Handara golf course are each a 60 minute drive.
Villa Sungai Tinggi Bali Villa Sungai Tinggi Bali

Kintamani Volcano

Kintamani is the most favorite tourist destinations in Bali with the active volcano of mount Batur and beautiful lake. Kintamani is surrounded by the captivating nature and there are six ancient villages around cauldron of Batur Lake which is often conceived by Bali Age Village. The local people from these Bali Age villages own the unique cultures, houses and life style. Kintamani Area is consisted of some Villages those are Kedisan Village , Buahan, Abang, Trunyan, Songan, South Batur, Middle Batur, North Batur, Sukawana and Kintamani Village . The total of resident in these area are about 15 thousand who are mostly working as farmer, merchant, or work at industrial tourism.

Kintamani Volcano Bali

Kintamani is located in Kintamani sub district, Bangli Regency and about 50 km from Denpasar Town or about 2 hours by car. All roads are generally in good condition to access to this place. The fog will descend and blanket entire area of Kintamani with cold temperature in particular at late afternoon until the whole of night. The most amazing panorama at Kintamani can be seen in the morning time, when the sunrise emerges on the surface of earth precisely on the mount Batur .


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Bali Sky Ocean Dive

Bali Sky Ocean Dive brings your to Bali's most favourit diving spots !
The world offers us many choice to get the experience, one of them is diving where you will meet your under water world with excellent and beautiful nature. Many dives site in Bali will give you more than another dive sites.
Bali Sky Ocean Dive
SANUR / NUSA DUA
It is the best choice for your short travel in Bali, as it is still in Denpasar area but still get the diving experience with a beautiful under water world. Ideal dives is between 3 - 18 metres.

PADANG BAY
It is about 80 km from Denpasar. Get there and experience the variety of under water life; soft coral, sponges and colorful fishes, napoleon wrasse, moral eel and white tip reef. It is surrounded by majestic cliff. Ideal dives is between 6 - 20 metres.

TULAMBEN
About 2 hours and 30 minutes drive from Denpasar. Get more knowledge of diving in Tulamben. It is the most famous dives resort in Bali.

AMED
This rich and varied dive site host a wide range of fish and coral species. It is about 2 hours drive from Denpasar.

MENJANGAN
North West of Bali stands a small island, called Menjangan, about 3 hours drive from Denpasar plus 30 minutes boat trip to the island.

NUSA PENIDA / NUSA LEMBONGAN
Located about 20 km from Denpasar and it takes 90 minutes by boat from Benoa Harbour.

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Peanuts Bar , Restaurant & Night Club in Bali

Address : JL Legian , Kuta
Phone : 0361 - 754 149

Bali the Indonesian island, lying between Java to the west and Lombok to the east, is the tourist destination in the country, is renowned for its highly developed arts, including dance, sculpture, paintings, leather and music. But visit is Bali is incomplete without exploring the culinary exploration of the place. Visitors instantly have their taste buds and olfactory senses titillated by the wafting of different Balinese cuisines prepared in different Bali Restaurants. The crowd, the setting and the ambiance of Bali add to the uniqueness of Bali and make the visitors to come back to the place once more. Bali also has restaurants serving cuisines from around the world and all these cost a fraction of what you pay for the same quality of food in the other cities of the world. The ambiance is superb to make it a perfect setting and this has made Bali known as the 'Land of the Gods'.

Among the Contemporary Restaurants in Bali, the American Restaurants in Bali is popular to the many American and western tourists visiting the Bali. Peanuts in Bali in Indonesia is one of the popular among them. The Bar cum Restaurant, Peanuts in Bali opened in 1984 is already on the popularity chart among the many Bali Restaurants. The Peanuts in Bali has a nightclub, which features "live bands" and also disco music. Peanuts in Bali has a huge air-conditioned dance floor on the dance floor and has a good seating arrangement. The second floor of Peanuts has many pool tables for you to have an engrossing time along with seating arrangements. The third floor features a Karaoke room for you to have a swinging time. It also houses the administrative area. Visitors to the restaurant can dance to live music from local bands such as Crazy Horse, Gecko Boys and reggae. The menu on offer at Peanuts are the different Snacks like Steak sandwich, Club sandwich, BLT Sandwich, hot dog, Hot Dog and Cheese, Jaffle, Garlic bread and Basket of Chips. The Pizza's on offer include the Hawaiian style, Tropical, Aussie style, Balinese style, Vegetarian, Neopolitan and Supreme. Main meals include T-bone steak, Rump steak, Fillet steak, Pork chops, Beef / chicken sate, Mixed grill, Chicken Nuggets, Chicken and Corn nuggets. There are many different types of Burgers on offer. Peanuts have a fleet of eight vehicles to bus tourists around different Kuta venues on Tuesday and Saturday nights.

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Bali Hai Cruises - Explore Lembongan Island

Bali Hai Cruise provides the spectacular sea cruise to Lembongan Island. The cruise adventure will be started from picking you up at your hotel to drop to Benoa Harbor for departing to Lembongan Island. The journey will take about 2 hours to reach the beautiful island in the paradise Bali. Lembongan Island has beautiful white sandy beach. The cruise will give you a great opportunity to explore the deep of the sea and see the beautiful coral and colorful fishes around by using the semi submersible coral viewer or doing the snorkeling which all include in this cruise. The exciting and spectacular program and facilities will make your experience unforgettable during your holiday in Bali like: Banana Boat, full use of the pontoon facilities including an exciting 35 meter water slide and underwater viewing chamber. The experience is never stopped.
Bali Cruises Explore Lembongan Island
Continue your journey to explore the rural by crossing the beautiful beach to join the village tour afterward join the delicious buffet lunch on the boat. The cruise adventure will take a full day of your holiday in Bali which is departing in the morning time and return at late afternoon. The full cruise adventure is served by Bali Hai Cruise with the perfect choice which you can select based on your convenience
Bali Cruises Lembongan Island


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Embassy & Consulates in Bali

Consulate of AustraliaAustralia
Jl. Hayam Wuruk Denpasar - Bali
Tel: (62 361) - 235092, 235093, Fax : (62 361) 231990
email: ausconbali@denpasar.wasantara.net.id

Consulate of Austria Austria
Kompleks Istana Kuta Galeria Blok Valet 2 No 12
Jl. Patih Jelantik 80361 Kuta - Bali
Tel: (62 361) 751735, 754719, Fax : (62 361) 754457
email: swisscon@denpasar.wasantara.net.id

Consulate of BritishBritish
Jl. Tirta Nadi Sanur - Bali
Tel: (62 361) 270601, Fax : (62 361) 270601
email: bcbali@dps.centrin.net.id

Consulate of Canada Canada
Jl. Prof. M. Yamin No. 51 Denpasar - Bali
Tel: (62 361) 235092, 235093, 231990

Consulate of Czech RepublicCzech Republic
Jl. Pengembak 17 Sanur - Bali
Tel: (62 361) 286465, 286408, Fax : (62 361) 286408
email: czechbali@my-deja.com

Consulate of DenmarkDenmark
JI. Jaya Giri VIII/IO Renon Denpasar - Bali
Tel: (62 361) 235098, 233053,
Fax : (62 361) 234834, 938013

Consulate of FinlandiaFinlandia
Kompleks Istana Kuta Galeria Blok Valet 2 No 12
Jl. Patih Jelantik Kuta - Bali
Tel: (62 361) 751735, Fax : (62 361) 754457
email: swisscon@denpasar.wasantara.net.id

Consulate of FranceFrance
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai No. 35 Sanur - Bali
Tel: (62 361) 285485, 288224, Fax : (62 361) 285485
email: emilie@denpasar.wasantara.net.id

Consulate of GermanyGermany
Jl. Pantai Karang No. 17 Batu Jimbar Sanur - Bali
Tel: (62 361) 288535, 288826, Fax : (62 361) 288826
email: dtkoncbali@denpasar.wasantara.net.id

Consulate of HungariaHungaria
Jl. Raya Kuta 88, Denpasar - Bali
Tel: (62 361) 757557, 757558, Fax : (62 361) 757562
email: cristofoli@denpasar.wasantara.net.id

Consulate of ItalyItaly
Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai no.126 G Sanur - Bali
Tel: (62 361) 289728, Fax : (62 361) 289743
email: italconsbali@italconsbali.com

Consulate of MexicoMexico
Jl. Prof. M. Yamin No. 1 A Renon - Denpasar - Bali
Tel: (62 361) 223266
email: astina@denpasar.wasantara.net.id

Consulate of NetherlandsNetherlands
Jl. Raya Kuta 127 Kuta - Bali
Tel: (62 361) 751517
email: purwa@denpasar.wasantara.net.id

Consulate of New ZealandNew Zealand
Jl. Prof. M. Yamin No. 51 Denpasar - Bali
Tel: (62 361) 235092, 235093, 231990

Consulate of NorwayNorway
Jl. Jaya Giri VIII /No.10 Denpasar - Bali
Tel: (62 361) 235098, Fax : (62 361) 234834
email: purwa@denpasar.wasantara.net.id

Consulate of Papua New GuineaPapua New Guinea
Jl. Prof. M. Yamin No. 51 Denpasar - Bali
Tel: (62 361) 235092, 235093, Fax : (62 361) 234834
email: purwa@denpasar.wasantara.net.id

Consulate of SpainSpain
Jl. Raya Sanggingan - Banjar Lungsiakan - Ubud - Bali
Tel: (62 361) 975736, Fax : (62 361) 975 726
email: rabik@indo.net.id

Consulate of SwedenSweden
Segara Village Hotel Sanur Jl. Segara Ayu, Sanur - Bali
Tel: (62 361) 288407, 288408, Fax : (62 361) 518699
email: segara1@denpasar.wasantara.net.id

Consulate of SwitzerlandSwitzerland
Kompleks Istana Kuta Galeria Blok Valet 2 No 12
Jl. Patih Jelantik Kuta - Bali - Indonesia
Tel: (62 361) 751735, Fax : (62 361) 754457
email: swisscon@denpasar.wasantara.net.id

Consulate of United States of AmericaUnited States of America
Jl. Hayam Wuruk No. 188 Denpasar - Bali
Tel: (62 361) 233605, 222426, Fax : (62 361) 222426
email: amcobali@indosat.net.id



Source : bali-directory.com

Bali Traditional Market

A visit to a local market always provides a fascinating insight into the culture of the "Real Bali." Below are a number of traditional markets in Bali area:


Kuta Art Market
Situated close to the Kuta Beach on Jl. Bakung Sari, Kuta Art Market has a large number of shops selling a wide variety of merchandises including sarongs, clothes, shoes, jewelries, handicrafts, leather goods, and furniture. You can find some good pieces if you look carefully and have a huge bargaining power.

Sanur Art Market
Located on Jl. Danau Tamblingan, Sanur Art Market has a more relaxed atmosphere and is less crowded than Kuta. This art market has an interesting variety of shops selling a wide range of merchandises such as sarongs, woodcarvings, and other handicrafts. It is also surrounded by lots of nice restaurants.

Kumbasari Market
Kumbasari Market is located on Jl. Gajah Mada, Denpasar, near the Badung River. This traditional, non-air-conditioned market offers an interesting overview of an Indonesia market. In the basement, you will find the traditional market and lots of traditional kitchen crafts made out of woven bamboo on the first floor. The second floor provides spices and dried goods as well as a wide variety of Balinese printed batik, Balinese and Javanese hand-woven textiles and various batik textiles at reasonable prices, while the household wares and clothing can be found on the third floor.
Bali Traditional Markets
Badung Market
This 24 hours traditional market is located on Jl. Gajah Mada, Denpasar, across the Kumbasari Market, separated by the Badung River. This largest and oldest market in Bali provides such local needs as fruit and meat to and, meat, fish, vegetables, tropical and subtropical fruits, groceries, spices, clothes, textiles, and many more. Apart from consumables, one can also find beetle leaves which are used in Balinese Hindu prayers, as well as fabrics and household supplies. Although it is rather unclean, this tent market attracts many local shoppers and wholesalers for its completeness and competitive prices. The peak hour is in the afternoon, when the big transaction occurs.

Pasar Burung (Bird Market)
Pasar Burung (Bird Market) is located on Jl. Pramuka, Denpasar. This colorful and noisy market provides a wide range of birds and other such small animals as monkeys, squirrels, small wild cats and other unidentifiable animals from the heart of the dark jungles of Indonesia.

Batubulan Market
Batubulan Market, situated at the border of Denpasar and Gianyar, is the home of stone sculptures. You will find various kinds of style here, from traditional to modern, small to large. Traditionally, stone sculptures carved from soft volcanic rock (paras) were used to decorate temples and palaces but recently they are sold for export as well. The craftsmen practically can make anything you request from small to large sculptures.

Ubud Market
Ubud is known as the cultural center of Bali and as a land of artists. It is a place where you have the opportunity to see the real Bali. Located on Jl. Raya Ubud, Ubud Market has kept much of its traditional charm, with squatting Balinese sellers haggling loudly among spices and vegetables. The market also sells handicrafts which mostly were made in the neighboring villages of Mas, Tegalalang, and more.

Sukawati Art Market
Sukawati Art Market is located on Jl. Raya Sukawati, Gianyar, across the Sukawati Traditional Market. Set in a new two-story building, the art market sells a wide variety of merchandises, ranging from statues to dance costumes, all at reasonable prices. A large variety of woven baskets can be found here along with Balinese ceremonial items made from colorful prada (gold painted cloth).

Candi Kuning Market
Located in Bedugul, Candi Kuning Market provides fresh fruits, vegetables, spices, and such exotic flowers as delicate orchids and roses, creating an array of wonderful colors. Spices include nutmeg, pepper, paprika and turmeric. A wide variety of fresh fruit and vegetables can be found here, as well as jeruk bali (pomelo) and durian.

Galiran Market

Galiran Market, Klungkung is known as the central market of Eastern Bali, because of its agricultural commodities from Karangasem, Bangli and Gianyar are mostly sold here. Before 1974, Klungkung traditional market was situated in the heart of Semarapura city. In accordance with the development of commercial activities, the market was moved to Galiran Village, 2 hours drive to the south. It was renovated to a three-story building, providing handicrafts, artworks, traditional fabrics and many more. The most crowded market day falls every three days on pasah (a three-day week based on Balinese calendar).

In 1994, the market area was extended to 3 hectares which consists of 14 building blocks each selling different goods. Block A, B and C sell consumer products. Block D and E are specialized in agricultural products, block F for vegetables. Food and beverages and various fruits are available at block G and H. While, block J and I sell various cattle and pottery handicrafts whilst baskets and salt can be found at block K. Block L and M sell meat and sugar, and block N for cakes and plaits.

Kreneng Market
Kreneng market is located on Kamboja Street, East Denpasar, about 3 km from the city center. Daily commodities at reasonable prices can be found in this market. At night, it becomes a night bazaar where various kinds of traditional foods at reasonable prices are also available.

Kreneng Market is also the terminal of mini buses. These mini buses are called ‘bemo’, public transportations which have routes around Denpasar area.

Sanglah Market
Sanglah market is located in south Denpasar area, about 2.5 km from the city center. Like other traditional markets in Denpasar, this market offers commodities for the daily needs. Although it is open the whole day, the busy activities are only in the morning around 6 am.

Satria Market
Satria market is located at the north side of Gajah Mada Street, in the corner of Nakula Street and Veteran Street. This market sells the art crafts such as wooden handicrafts, paintings, and other handicrafts on the second level; and daily commodities on ground level.



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Tips for Travelling

Before Leaving

* Allow plenty of time to get the relevant visa.

* Read up about your destinations before leaving so you can enjoy yourself straight away on arrival. Check out travel deals that are available on the Internet.

* Don't buy loads of new clothes - be ruthless when packing - most people can manage with half what they take.

* Take an extra duffel bag - it can be used as a day bag and to bring back a few souvenirs.

* Don't pack your passport in your rucksack - keep it in your hand luggage with your tickets.

* Try and memorise your passport number incase you lose it!

* Write down addresses of friends and family, you may want to send postcards to, in a small address book.

* Arrange for diabetic/vegetarian/vegan meals for your flight with your travel agent.

* Remove old destination tags to avoid confusion

* On the day of your flight call the airport to check that your flight is on time.

* Find out how many 'carry on bags' your airlina allows - luggage 20"x15"x10" is average

* Purchase some water purification tablets if you are planning a stop over in a country with suspect water sources

* Pack essentials such as a toothbrush, clean underwear and money in hand luggage, incase your check in bags get lost.

During Journey

* Reduce the pain of popping ears; suck a sweet, swallow hard or gently blow your nose.

* Try to drink plenty of water to avoid becoming dehydrated- the cabins highly pressurised air is very dry.

* Ask cabin crew if you can move to a row of unoccupied seats so you can travel in style.

* Minimise jet lag by adjusting your watch to 'local' time along your journey.

* Walk around a little on the plane to help circulation and make the most of any refuel stops for a good stretch.

* Try to sleep during the Australian night (the airlines normally turn the lights off to help).

On Arrival

* Try to be as alert as you can; weary travellers make easy prey for pickpockets etc.

* Avoid making long distance calls from your hotel room; it's likely to attract a huge premium.

* Make sure any taxi you get into is legitimate to avoid any shady goings on

* If hiring a car, collision damage insurance/waiver is a good investment

* If hiring a car carefully check it for dents, scratches etc and insist the rental company makes a written note to confirm.

* Carry a 2nd 'dummy' wallet with a small amount of cash in case you are mugged - not likely in Australia.

* Be aware of the fierce Australian sun - use sunscreen, wear shades and lip protection.

* Check for hazardous currents/ tides or dangerous marine life before swimming/surfing etc.

It is a Good Idea to...

* Book internal airline tickets at least three weeks in advance for discount.

* Open a bank account in Australia if it is your intention to stay for more than a month.

* Get vaccinations for other foreign destinations before leaving.

* Never let a stranger look after your bag - they may steal or put something in there.

* Use reduced rate phone cards to phone home.

* Travel in a group, it is safer, cheaper and more fun.

* Plan a rough itenirary of where you would like to go.

* Book internal flights or transport before you go, as sometimes discounts are available.

* Travel in the southern states during the Summer and the northern states during the Winter.

* Buy a map if you are planning on driving, or a relevant map if you are planning on doing some serious bushwalking.

* Find the suitable Insurance policy that covers money, medical and activities.

Equipment

* Camping/sports towels are extremely small and lightweight, they don't smell and can be packed damp.

* Shaving oil rather than shaving cream saves valuable storage space and weight.

* A small first aid kit could be very useful for minor injuries.

* Swiss army style knives are a good idea for peeling fruit, cutting toe nails etc.

* A wide brimmed hat or cap can be very useful for preventing sun stroke on very hot days.

* High factor sun cream will help to minimise the risks of sun burn and skin cancer.

* Good quality sun glasses will make you look cool and stop you from cooking your eyes

* Ear plugs can be a real 'God send' when there is a loud snorer in your dorm!

* Headache tablets for hangovers etc.

* A lightweight showerproof jacket can be useful as it does rain in Oz, sometimes very hard.

* Clothes that don't run (so you only have to do one washing load for everything).

* Comfortable shoes that don't take up much room, and are suitable for various occassions.

The Ruck Sack

* A 65 litre rucksack should definitely be large enough.

* A rucksack which opens up like a suitcase is excellent for keeping clothes crease free and easily accessible.

* A rucksack with a detachable smaller bag is desirable. They are ideal for day trips etc.

* Wire Ruck Sack security bags are available to safeguard your valuables.

* A rucksack with an additional removable water proof cover can be a good investment.



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