Trump Tower Fated Not to Rise in Indonesian Isle of The Gods

Trump Tower Fated Not to Rise in Indonesian Isle of The Gods

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.

5 Tips to Enjoy Nyepi in Bali

5 Tips to Enjoy Nyepi in Bali

Balinese Hindu will celebrate the Saka calendar’s New Year’s Day, also known as Nyepi (Seclusion Day), by refraining from doing worldly business. They believe the Nyepi day creates and keeps the balance of nature.

During Nyepi, which will fall on March 21, Balinese Hindu will have to follow the four abstinence rules known as Catur Brata Penyepian. They consist of Amati Geni, or abstaining from creating fire or light, Amati Karya, or abstaining from work, Amati Lelungan, or abstaining from traveling outside their homes, and Amati Lelanguan, or abstaining from enjoyable activities.

Bali Locals Refusing To Sell Land For Trump Estate

Bali Locals Refusing To Sell Land For Trump Estate

Hary Tanoesodibjo’s MNC group has been buying up land around the existing Nirwana resort at Tanah Lot, a relatively undeveloped area about an hour’s drive north of the main tourist strip at Kuta, as quoted from ABC News.

Denpasar Named ‘Most Islamic Cities’

Denpasar Named ‘Most Islamic Cities’

Hindu-majority Denpasar has been named one of Indonesia’s “most Islamic cities,” along with Yogyakarta and Bandung, in an Islamic City Index that survey 29 cities in Indonesia released by the Maarif Institute.

Hindu Priests Declare Benoa Bay a Sacred Area

Hindu Priests Declare Benoa Bay a Sacred Area

The Jakarta Post reports the religious leaders and high priests of The Indonesian Hindu Religious Council (PHDI) has formally issued an edict declaring Bali’s Benoa Bay a sacred area.

Apologizes for Bali Sharia Tourism Proposal

Apologizes for Bali Sharia Tourism Proposal

Following protested from Balinese people, Bali Sharia Economic Society (MES) chairman Dadang Hermawan has apologized for proposing Sharia tourism be promoted on the Islands of the Gods.

Balinese People Rejects Sharia Tourism

Balinese People Rejects Sharia Tourism

Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika has opposed the idea of developing sharia tourism in Bali, saying it had the potential to cause discord on the Hindu-majority province.

Rules of Bali Temple Etiquette

Rules of Bali Temple Etiquette

A trip to Bali would not be complete without visiting at least one of the thousands of Hindu temples located all over the island. Ceremonies and temples are an integral part of the local Balinese culture and as an outsider, provide a fascinating insight into the local way of life.