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Overview

About Bali

One of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, Bali for few years awarded as the world best island by The International Travel Magazine. There, however, are still many people who do not know in depth about the uniqueness of Balinese culture. Life in Bali is always related to Tri Hita Karana or a tripartite concept that include the spiritual relationship between human and God, and their environment. The rapid growth of development in tourism has had a big impact and influences to Bali tradition and lifestyle. Interestingly, Balinese culture is still as what it was, growing along with the of globalization. It is the Balinese civilization what makes the island different from other destination.

Climate

With sunshine shining throughout the year, Bali has a tropical monsoon climate, with pleasant day temperatures between 20 to 33 degrees Celsius or 68 to 93 degrees Fahrenheit. Rainy season starts from October to March, when the West monsoon brings heavy showers and high humidity. June to September is considered the driest season, with low humidity and it can be fairly cold in the evenings, the best time for any outdoor activities.

Something unique can be found about climate in Bali. Even when it rains most times in the most parts of Bali you can often enjoy sunny days on the “Bukit”, the hill south of Jimbaran. On the other hand, you may expect cloudy skies and drips throughout the year in Ubud and the mountainous areas. Most interestingly perhaps, the international weather reports for “Denpasar” or “Bali” mention showers and rain storms all times of the year. In higher regions such as in Bedugul or Kintamani you’ll expect to wear either a sweater or jacket when evening falls.

The People

Bali’s population of over 3,000,000 souls spread over the whole island, including those in the smaller islands of Nusa Penida, Nusa Ceningan, Nusa Lembongan, Serangan and Menjangan Island. The overwhelming majority of Balinese are Hindus, with the increasing number on non-Hindu migrating from the closest neighboring islands of Java and Lombok. The coastal areas in the south are the most populous area with over 370,000 people living in various professions in the capital of Denpasar. Farming has been the primary way of living in Balinese life. Where else fishing, trading and craftsmanship are also in fashion from generation to generation. Yet with the fast growing of tourism since past few decades, young people start to build up a new touch in their living culture. Life in Bali is very communal under the organization of villages. Temple ceremonies, marriage, cremation, farming and even the creative art festivals are decided by the local community institution called “Banjar”.

The responsibilities in the day-to-day life are normally administered by both the Banjar and the government. The local government mostly responsible for schools, health clinics, hospitals and roads, and Banjar is responsible for all other aspects of life. There is another association exists in the banjar named “Subak” that concerns to the production of rice and organizes the complex irrigation system. Every family who owns a rice field must be a member of their local Subak, which then ensures that every member gets his fair distribution of water. A banjar consists of an average of 50 to 150 family members, owning a meeting venue called the Bale Banjar, which is used for regular gatherings and a center for local gamelan orchestras and drama groups.

About

Great Restaurants

Grain Bali in Seminyak -> http://www.grainbali.com/

• Warm friendly efficient service •
• Fresh Bistro style menu •
• Cozy comfortable atmosphere •
• Locally sourced produce delivered daily •
• Unique custom blend coffee •

Mama San Bali in Seminyak ->http://www.mamasanbali.com/

“The dream has always been to open a place that is more than just a restaurant” says Will Meyrick, the executive chef and innovator behind Bali’s success story Sarong restaurant. “An environment where people can feel comfortable", Mama San is for anyone who likes to lounge in style and eat quality South East Asian food without it being too expensive.

At Mamasan you can step into colonial Britain in Shanghai during the 1920s, with marble top mah-jong tables and oversized tan leather chesterfields, in a purpose designed industrial high ceiling warehouse. Gaze up to Mama San in all her glory staring down at patrons while dining and ponder over a travelogue of old style photographs. Colorful displays of retro inspired flowers tower up to vintage clocks and a Chinese patterned mirror. A feature of the ground floor interior are two staircases either side of a service bar that climb a brick wall to the second level.

The Mama San dining rooms are fully air-conditioned, the ground floor seats up to 70 at any one time and is open for lunch at 12pm - 3pm and for dinner from 6pm – 11pm. Reservations are recommended for lunch and essential for the dinner service while upstairs the bar and kitchen serve from 6.30pm until late.

The location of Mama San is where all roads meet, the junction of Eat Street, Oberoi Road, Sunset Road and the main Seminyak thoroughfare. Driving guests are offered valet parking.Please kindly note there is a no smoking policy in the ground floor dining room during dinner service although guests are welcome to light up after 11pm. Mama San operates a “smart casual” dress code policy, therefore we ask that no branded singlet’s, board shorts or thongs are worn.
  • ADDRESS Jl. Raya Kerobokan No. 135 BOOK A TABLE +62 812 36343386

Batik Bali Restaurant in Seminyak

When stepping into this latest addition to Jalan Oberoi’s buzzing hospitality scene all things hectic stay outside. The open and bright Indonesian-inspired architecture at BATIK BALI leaves room to relax and unwind while indulging in the finest Asian cuisine. The menu offers traditional Indonesian, Thai and Vietnamese dishes. Their favourite: Thai green curry.
  • ADDRESS Jalan Kayu Aya (next to Café Bali) BOOK A TABLE  +62 361 735171
For the best Restaurants in Seminyak check out The Asia Collective -> http://theasiacollective.com/seminyaks-best-restaurants/

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Bali

A Selection of our Hotels in Bali

Victoria Villas - Swiss

Bali, Indonesia

A unique 2 bedroom villa overlooking the rice paddies.

Rates : on request
 

Victoria Villas - Roma

Bali, Indonesia

An incredible 3-bedroom villa in Seminyak with rooftop views.

Rates : on request
 

Victoria Villas - Sake

Bali, Indonesia

A Japanese 4 bedroom villa at the end of a quiet laneway.

Rates from : USD 800
room per night (incl. tax)