“Bali for tourism? NO! Tourism for Bali? YES!”
Well, this is a motto from HPI, an organization which protects tourism in Bali. It is nice and well said, isn’t it? I got it when I was visiting their office almost a month ago. This motto is short but it clearly states about how tourism industries in Bali develop which protects Bali quite well. In this motto, they want people in Bali to work together to develop tourism in Bali without disregarding its culture. They keep on dancing traditional dances such as Kecak dance, keep on wearing traditional clothes in many occasions, keep on designing their home according to the custom rule, and etc. These side of them are very unique. They have their own identity which is different from the other tribes. But Bali is not only about the culture. The beauty of nature occurs in Bali. Starting from the beaches, waterfalls, mountains, hills, lakes, rivers, sea etc., we can find all of them in Bali. Huge trees and vast paddies field are the most common view in Bali, especially when we are in Tabanan region. No wonder if you look at the google map using satelite option, you will see Bali mostly in green color.
Because of the richness of its culture and its nature, people has realized that Bali has a good prospect. It can attract many tourists to come which is good for their economic matters. Then they have started to learn how to manage business and tourism professionally and how to produce and how to market local products. Most of Balinese make a living from tourism.
ornaments at Balinese house
a kind of traditonal ceremonies
Sabtu siang, 8 Agustus 2014
Akhirnya, sekitar jam satu siang kita dijemput oleh mas mas yang baik hatinya. Mereka mau nganter kita jalan-jalan sekitar Bali plus kita dapet tumpangan huehehe. Ada mas Mirsa, mas Farhan dan mas satunya mas Erlan. Habis mengisi perut di KFC kita cus langsung ke Pura Luhur Uluwatu. Ini sudah kedua kalinya saya ke Uluwatu tapi saya gak bosen dan gak bakal bosen kalo diajak ke sini lagi. Beneran deh, worth visit! Oh iya, sebelumnya saya juga nulis postingan tentang Uluwatu, boleh dibaca 😉 klik disini. Meskipun tempatnya sama di Uluwatu, tapi yang saya kunjungi kali ini berbeda sama yang tahun lalu. Kalau dulu di Puranya, sekarang saya diajak lihat-lihat ke sisi yang berlawanan dari Pura. Gimana pemandangannya? Bagus banget! Gak ngecewain deh!
At an altitude of 97 meters above sea level, I was standing in the top of Uluwatu cliff enjoying the vast Samudera Hindia ocean in front of me. It was an amazing place for me, but the hustle of people come along made me difficult to enjoy it by myself. By looking down the cliff, I saw the waves crush on the edge and I heard loud waves sounds. I was scared of heights actually but I do love to see the waves, especially those waves from south ocean Indonesia. They looks dangerous, but pretty. This is one of my favorite place among places I’ve ever visited.
January 1, 2013
New day, new month, and new year. Yeah!
Tanah Lot beach is my next destination on my second day in Bali. We went there around 3.30 p.m arrived at 5.00 p.m. It took enough time to reach the beach because there was heavy rain and still had traffic in some ways. So my advice if you are in Bali on the first day of a new year is you must be patient! That’s it. But traffic not so bad actually if you can enjoy it by looking at the scenery. When I was stuck in road, I took some photos that taking of my attention.