Post Tagged : Tradition

Makepung Buffalo Races : The Jembrana Cup 2018

| Nov 18, 2018

Makepung is one of the unique traditions stemmed from the agrarian life scene of the island, and is a widely enjoyed event in the regency of Jembrana, West Bali. The widely known race of the water buffalos is a colourful spectacle and the race course is about 2 kilometres. Here, the farmers and their buffalos come […]

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Those Wild Men of Karangasem

Culture | Nov 06, 2018

There I was, far from home, surrounded by hundreds of wild eyed men, each brandishing a wicked looking Kris – the killer dagger used in many countries of the Asian world. While the scene sounds slightly surreal, strangely enough, it was far from dangerous! These beautiful folk were all in deep trance, as part of […]

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Makepung Buffalo Races : The Jembrana Cup 2018

What's On | Nov 03, 2018

Makepung is one of the unique traditions stemmed from the agrarian life scene of the island, and is a widely enjoyed event in the regency of Jembrana, West Bali. The widely known race of the water buffalos is a colourful spectacle and the race course is about 2 kilometres. Here, the farmers and their buffalos come […]

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Salacious Oddities of Balinese Lore

Culture | Jul 25, 2018

“For the Balinese, the village ones I mean, those little touched by modernity and Brahmins’ influence, sex is an obsession. It can at times take a physical form: after all it was pretty common until recently to forcefully kidnap a woman to marry her. The subsequent wedding cleansed the injury. What we now call a […]

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Mekare-Kare War Dance Ceremony 2016

Culture | Jul 22, 2016

Boys becoming men! A mass coming-of-age ritual which is still preserved in the balinese village of Tenganan Pegringsingan in east Bali. Dedicated to Indra, the Hindu god of war and the sky, one can see friendly duels between all male villagers, who bout each other armed with a small rattan shield in one hand and a tied packet […]

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Bali Kites Festival Opening-Event 2016

Culture | Jul 22, 2016

An ancient tradition n Balis windy season which lasts from june until october. Traditional giant kites (4 metres in width and almost 10 metres in length) are made and flown competitively by teams from the villages (banjar) of Denpasar. The event is a seasonal religious festival intended to send a message to the Hindu Gods to create abundant crops and harvests. Each […]

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