It had been more than 6 months i didn’t write any article. There is so many things i want to write and one of that is my experience living in Bali. Well, yes i mean real living in bali not in holiday. I had been living in Bali almost 6 months and during that period I have been experienced many things from their beaches, beautiful sunset, local foods, day routine local activities, culture and of course one thing which i would never forget was my first ever experienced Nyepi (Silent Day) in Bali.
Nyepi or in english known as “silent day” is the celebration day for Hindu people in Bali after the day before they fights against bad evils in the worlds. That’s ceremony known as pengrupukan; cleansing and casting out evil from the island which usually follow by ogoh ogoh parade. Ogoh Ogoh is believed as embodiment of bad evils. So, in contrary to Nyepi or silent day, the day before nyepi they have ogoh ogoh parade where everyone outside, street filled by people. Every banjar (desa or village) in Bali participate on this parade, they even have prepared ogoh ogoh a months or even 2 or 3 months before for this parade. On that day, they will arrack and bring ogoh ogoh (buta kala) around neighborhood before at the end of the day which is 12 o’clock at night they burned down the ogoh ogoh in near local beaches. All people participates, from young to old, local people to tourists all blended together to enjoy this ogoh ogoh parade. It was great experience and i did enjoy this culture even though you need to wait quite long before they start the parade and being in crowded.
Bali is an island and one of the province in Indonesia.The capital city of Bali is Denpasar and since the late 20th century, Bali has had a rise in tourism. It is one of the famous and favorite tourist destination.
As tourist destination, Bali is renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, hand craft, music and etc. Besides that, Bali also offer many attraction and activities for tourist ranging from their beautiful view, nature, beach, adventure, history and culture,underwater activities, education, mountain activities and place to shop all you can found in Bali. Each corner in Bali from east to south, north to west all offer tourist attraction. I guess Bali is one the place that tourist need to visit after all although i believe not all people will agree with that. Same people say that Bali is overrated, too touristy,expensive and not worth to visit.I think it really all depends how you would see and enjoy Bali. Nevertheless, here’s my Top 10 list tourist attraction in Bali you could visit.
Located 1,5 km ( 30 minutes) from Ngurah Rai International Airport Denpasar, Kuta is one of the well known tourist destination in Bali. Most notable is Kuta beach (Indonesian: Pantai Kuta). Kuta beach is one of the beaches which most visited and popular by the tourist as it is located not far from airport and the capital city, Denpasar. It is also famous for their beautiful view, low cost and the waves which suitable for beginner surfer. Although, from my last visit the beach now is too crowded and dirty. Nevertheless, the beach offer beautiful sunset for tourist to see.
Besides the nature, Kuta also famous for shopping place and their night life. Head here if you are looking out to socialize, party and have a good time. There’s a lot restaurant, cafe, pub in here include Hard Rock cafe. And if you like the art show, you can visit Kuta Theater and for those who holiday with children can visit Waterbom Bali.