So is Bali over? “Yes, if you compare it to what it used to be,” is — at the very least — what many residents agree on. Indeed, paradises have no future: they are just fragile perfections in an imperfect world. And if you define them as the receptacles of a frozen past, they can only be victims of modernization. Bali, among other “paradises,” seems ill-equipped to resist the 21st century’s mutations.
Thousands of people flock daily to the centuries-old, sacred Hindu temple at Tanah Lot, a rock formation that juts into the Indian Ocean. An island at high tide and flanked by sheer cliffs, it’s among Bali’s most photographed sites, particularly for the mesmerizing sunsets that transform the waters into a shimmering orange vista.
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is scheduled to open the 36th Bali Arts Festival on Friday, marking the start of the month-long event that will feature hundreds of traditional Balinese performances, exhibitions, symposiums and cuisines.
On a historic night, Rip Curl and Uluwatu Surf Villas successfully raised over $12,000 for local environmental organization Eco Surf Rescue Uluwatu (ESRU) during their surfing art and memorabilia auction on Saturday.
An exclusive auction of one-of-a-kind surfing art and memorabilia will take place at the picturesque Uluwatu Surf Villas on Saturday night, July 21st. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to Eco Surf Rescue Uluwatu (ESRU) to help fund clean-up projects and environmental initiatives at world-famous Uluwatu beach, one of the greatest surf spots in the world.
Uluwatu Surf Villas and Rip Curl will host an evening of ocean-inspired art, music and film above the cliffs of Uluwatu on the evening of Saturday, July 21st to benefit local environmental organization Eco Surf Rescue Uluwatu.
Rip Curl has officially released the much-anticipated event artwork for the 2012 Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang Invitational. In just one month the event poster will be seen all over the island of Bali when the countdown to the “Ultimate Tuberiding Contest” begins (July 15 – Aug. 26, 2012).
President Susilo Bambang Yu-dhoyono is slated to officially open the 34th Bali Arts Festival at the Ardha Chandra Art Center in Denpasar on the evening of Monday, June 11.