Monday, 3 September 2018

Bali in the past - Reminiscent of changes and developments in Balinese history
Bali tempo Dulu

Bali- Bali is one of the provinces in the Republic of Indonesia with the other names being the Island of the Gods, Pulau Seribu Pura and Bali Dwipa. Bali has several small islands belonging to the province of Bali, including the island of Nusa Penida, the island of Nusa Lembongan, Ceningan Island, Serangan island, and Menjangan island.

Bali has 9 Regencies in the City including Denpasar City which is the Capital of Bali Province, Badung Regency, Gianyar Regency, Klungkung Regency, Bangli Regency, Karangasem Regency, Buleleng Regency, Tabanan Regency, and Jembrana Regency.

The history of the island of Bali is so much if told, from prehistoric times to historical times. Starting from a time when humans did not know the writing, entered the kingdom until the Dutch colonial era and Japan and the era of independence of the Republic of Indonesia where Bali consciously and voluntarily participated in recognizing Bali as part of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia.

Remembering Bali in the past is a very pleasant fantasy, it's amazing that we can see the changes and developments of Bali from the past until now.

Below is a book that describes Bali in the past, can be downloaded or read directly.

Bali's development will continue, moving linearly with time. Nothing is permanent other than change. The period of changing times, tradition also continues to grow in line with the development of globalization, but it does not mean that Balinese culture will just fade away. Remembering history is the way we learn to continue how we bring Bali in the future.

Sunday, 2 September 2018

GWK- Garuda Wisnu Kencana
GWK- Garuda Wisnu Kencana

GWK- Maybe it's no stranger to you about the biggest statue in Bali. The statue that was built on a hill and takes a very long processing time. The statue is a statue of Lord Vishnu sitting on a Garuda bird. Vishnu is the manifestation of God with the function of preserving the universe and maintaining its balance.

This 121 meters high Garuda Wisnu Kencana Statue (GWK) was built on an area of about 60 hectares in Ungasan Village, South Kuta District, Badung Regency, Bali. The discredited statue has a height exceeding the Statue of Liberty in America and takes up to 28 years in the process to complete it in August 2018 as a gift for the 73rd anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Indonesia. This statue was designed by a Balinese artist named I Nyoman Nuarta.

The Garuda Wisnu Kencana tourist attraction or often referred to as the  GWK Bali is one of the famous tourist attractions in Bali. Almost every day the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Bali Tourism Object is visited by tourists, both domestic tourists, and foreign tourists because of its beauty, gran, and fame. It is incomplete if visiting Bali does not visit the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Tourism Object or called GWK Bali.

To order tickets, you can visit the official website of GWK Bali below:

The completion of the statue of Lord Vishnu who was riding a Garuda Bird and called the Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) was officially opened by the President of the Republic of Indonesia Mr. Ir. Joko Widodo.

Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) is often used as an art venue in Bali and entertainment events are held to attract tourists to visit it. Become a pride and identity or icon for the island of Bali so that its preservation should be maintained.

Location of Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK)

The Garuda Wisnu Kencana Statue (GWK) is located in Ungasan Village, South Kuta District, Badung Regency, Bali. From Jimbaran Village, head towards another direction about 1 kilometer.

For those of you who want to visit GWK can follow the map below as directions.