Minggu, 03 November 2013

Ubud queen rest in peace following cremation

A young prince and a beautiful young princess entered Ubud Palace breezeway on two open wooden palanquins carried by Ubud residents. Following them were the royal family members carrying offerings and the deceased’s belongings. Then, the body was taken out in a white wooden coffin along a tall bamboo platform that stood above the palace’s outer wall and into the nine-tiered cremation tower.

It was around 12 p.m. The pelebon agung — the royal cremation — for Tjokorda Istri Sri Tjandrawati, wife of Ubud Palace heir Tjokorda Gde Putra Sukawati, was about to start.

Thousands of people flocked to Ubud Palace on Friday morning to witness the cremation procession, including locals, tourists and journalists.

At 11 a.m., the palace started the procession by welcoming guests and expressed its gratitude for the successful preparations. Family members also asked guests to forgive the deceased.

The grand cremation procession started at around 12:30 p.m. The body of Cok Sri — as the deceased is referred to — was transported from the palace’s pavilion, where she was placed on the 25-meter-high cremation tower.

Around 5,000 men were assigned to lift the tower and the purple bull wooden sarcophagus to the royal cemetery, located around 1kilometer to the east of the palace.

Three hundred men took turns relaying the tower while 200 people at a time lifted the 7.5-meter-high buffalo-shaped sarcophagus every 50 meters, until they reached the Dalem Puri royal cemetery.

Roads were closed to vehicles during the procession and electricity was shut down as cables were removed to prevent any disturbances during the journey to the cremation tower.

Upon arrival at the cemetery at around 1 p.m., Cok Sri’s body was then placed in the sarcophagus. Ceremonies were conducted after the body’s arrival and preparation for the cremation went on afterwards.

At exactly 3:15 p.m., royal family members symbolically started burning the sarcophagus. The cremation was semi-modern as two fire sprays were used to accelerate the cremation procession to make sure that the body had totally turned into ash; different compared to the traditional way, which fully relies on wood.

The burning stopped at 4:30 p.m. Royal family members then started cleaning the remains with coconut water and rearranged them to shape a human form and placed it on a piece of cloth.

The family then scattered the remains off Matahari Beach in Sanur. Meanwhile, residents disassembled the cremation tower and burned it to ashes as well.

Royal family representative Tjok Gde Raka Sukawati expressed his gratitude to residents of Ubud, whose hard work made the procession possible.

“The procession went smoothly, thanks to everyone,” he told Bali Daily after the ceremony.

Ni Wayan Rai Rupini, one of the deceased’s best friends, expressed her sorrow over the death of her friend since kindergarten.

Minggu, 13 Oktober 2013

World Silent Day For Climate Justice, All Can Participate

Denpasar - BSB . I Gusti Ayu Frances , coordinator of the movement World Silent Day , seemed very eager to socialize this moral movement . Together with a team of other WSD , Siska so this pretty girl trying identifies what used to be called the intent and purpose of this WSD movement , the Fair Trade Lunch event facilitated by the Forum Fair Trade Indonesia disekretariatnya this morning , Tuesday (15/ 3) .
Siska said , the idea was born WSD ahead of the Climate Change Conference ( COP 13 UNFCCC ) in Bali . As part of the public participation to tackle climate change Bali , Bali Organic Association ( BOA ) , Center for Environmental Education ( PPLH ) Bali , Indonesian Environmental Forum ( WALHI ) Regional Executive Bali , and Bali Yayasan Wisnu forming Collaboration on Climate Change . This collaboration then get more support of several communities in Bali , such Bali Orange Communications , Bali Creatif , Paskibraka Children of Bali , and Sloka Institute , not the other aims to facilitate community participation aspirations about climate justice .
" Since October last year , gearakan WSD until now has been a lot of support , ranging from artists are like Daniel Sahuleka , sampi former environment minister Prof. Emil Salim . Also earlier Jogger , fair trade event luch expressed his support for the WSD and support we 've gathered signatures of 10,000 signatures from the public , " adds Siska said .
When asked how to participate in AWSD , siska also explained , that everyone can participate in and perform WSD reduction in energy consumption as well as other materials creatively . Silent for 24 hours may be difficult for people in this age. But the reduction in consumption can still be done . For example , once a week biking to work or turn off some electronic goods .
" The real action can also be done very simply , let us save energy on March 21, 2011 , because that's the day we commemorated as the day of the World Silent Day , lets do energy saving for our climate justice ", said Siska .

Rabu, 09 Oktober 2013


IstanaTampaksiring is a palace that was built after Indonesia's independence , which is located in the village of Tampaksiring , Tampaksiring District , Gianyar regency , Bali .The palace stands on the initiative of President Sukarno, who want the weather was cool retreat away from the hustle of the city , suitable for the President of the Republic of Indonesia and their families and for the state guests .The architect was R.M. Soedarsono and this palace was built in stages . Tampaksiring Palace complex consists of four main buildings covering an area of ​​1,200 m Wisma Merdeka and Wisma Yudhishthira of 2,000 m and the Multipurpose Room .Wisma Merdeka and Wisma Yudhishthira is the first building that was built in 1957 . In 1963 all the construction finished by the establishment of the State House and Wisma Bima .Tampaksiring name comes from two words Balinese language , the " look " and " siring " , which means each of the soles and oblique . That said , according to a legend recorded on palm leaves Usana Bali , the name is derived from the former footprints of a king named Mayadenawa . This clever and powerful king , but unfortunately it is insolence . He considers himself god and ordered his subjects to worship him .A result of the nature Mayadenawa , Batara Indra angry and sent his army . Mayadenawa ran into the woods . So that his pursuers lost track , he walked by tilting the soles of his feet . By doing so he hopes his pursuers do not recognize the traces of her feet .Nevertheless , it can be caught by his pursuers . Previously , with the rest of his power he managed to create a toxic spring caused many deaths his pursuers after they drank water from the spring . Batara Indra then create other springs as an antidote to the poisonous water which was then named " Tirta Empul " ( " holy water " ) . King of the forest area is traversed by walking , angling Mayadenawa paw was known by the name Tampaksiring

Rabu, 02 Oktober 2013


Local tourist and foreign tourists visiting Bali got extra treats Sanur Village Festival event , held 24 to 28 September 2013.
Activities held Sanur Beach area and Inna Grand Bali Beach Hotel .
" The festival is part of a campaign to encourage all potential tourist culture , sport , environment to creative industries is in Sanur , " said Chairman of the Sanur Development Foundation Ida Bagus Gede Putra Sidhartha at a news conference , Friday, September 20, 2013 .
Eighth annual calendar of activities to the theme Segara Giri , Sanur to realize that remain stable , peaceful and secure environment.
For four days , various activities held from kite festival , contest surfing , boats or boat traditional competition , culinary festival , coral plantation until villae cycling tour .
Interestingly , there is a Koi fish festival , Sanur fun run , up yoga .
" Various activities are innovation , creativity and activities people Sanur , " said Sidhartha .
These activities have contributed to the growth of business in Sanur involving SMEs and creative industries .
Of evaluasu last four years alone has recorded a transaction value up to 15 billion and bring in more than 100 thousand visitors .
" It proves very popular Sanur Village Festival and the always anticipated , " said Gus De familiar greeting .
Who make special, this year's festival used to be one road to APEC activities to be held in Bali in October .
" It's thanks to Sanur predicate defined as the National Tourism Strategic Area and became an international destination , " he added . ( gek )

The 2013 Miss World pageant has been won by Miss Philippines, Megan Young, on the Indonesian island of Bali.

US-born Ms Young, 23, beat 126 other contestants and pledged to be "the best Miss World ever".
The competition was moved to Bali from the capital, Jakarta, because of protests from hardline Muslim groups.
Security for Saturday's event was high in Bali, a resort island with a majority Hindu population, but no further demonstrations were reported.
Miss France, Marine Lorphelin, came second in the contest and Miss Ghana, Carranzar Naa Okailey Shooter, took third place.
Wearing a glittering gown, Ms Young, who moved to the Philippines at the age of 10, wept as the Miss World sash was put over her shoulder by 2012 winner Miss China.
She told the cheering crowd in Nusa Dua in southern Bali she would "be myself in everything I do, to share what I know and to educate people".

Selasa, 16 Juli 2013

Testimony from our previous guests

5 of 5 stars
“Excellent Service from Mr Komang”
We were in Bali for 5d4n and since it was our first time there, we were pretty much clueless at what to "visit". We picked up quite a couple of brochures from the airport but settled on the services of Eat, Love and Pray bali tours as what they offered was close to what we wanted. We took a half day tour on one of the days and our driver Mr Komang couldn't be more helpful to tell us about Balinese culture.etc and to shuttle us from place to place. We went to Uluwatu as part of the tour but didn't know tickets for the kecak dance had to be bought on a separate basis but our driver Mr Komang, got us to explore the area once we reached while he went to get the tickets for us (he mentioned it would be sold out sometimes due to the peak season) in which he was right because it was full house when the show started. Happy with his services, we hired him for an additional full day the very next day which was USD 55 for 12hours (car alone) in which we went to many places including the very famous r barong dance, kintamani (mount batur), tellagang rice terraces, tanah lot, krishna (for shopping).etc A very big thank you to Mr Komang for your services ! We would be happy to recommend any friends your services who will visit bali next time !
Thank you for being VERY kind and patient. You made our Bali Vacay fun and easy. Keep smiling Tila Terima Kasih .

 Khaye Acosta Thank you so much, Tila Tour for accommodating us and taking us to the lovely

 Thankyou so very much for giving us such a happy day, we appreciate so much, yesterday will long be in our memory.Good day , Good day Cobber , we are a Bali family , all off us our son , we are back home safily , and thank you so much for what you did for us , you are so kind , please keep in touch with us ,

 I had an awesome driver as tour guide,  Thank you wayan  for the amazing trip. You have all the answers to my questions eventhough they were very annoying. You are the Bali ambassador as you showed us your hospitality. It was great. It doesn't matter what trips you guys choose. There are so many packages. The good thing about them is they don't give you timeline. You stop as long as you want. They still wait. I eat at every stops and they never make noise about it. This is the reason i love Bali. Every person in Bali is nice. They treat you like you knew each other for a very long time.
Kho Chin Hooi.
Thanks again Tila! Tiramakasi!thanks for bringing us around.With the best tour guide in Bali, Tila Tour Hope to see you in the future!! Tiramakasi! 'Til then!   Keep in touch 
Cherry Laraya

Hi tila!! Thanks again for being our tour guide and driver. Thanks for being so patient with us. We had sooo much fun! Bali is an incredible city. More than the sights, art and food, it's really the people, like you that makes Bali amazing.
vall calma
Hi! Mr Kadek,

Nice to hear from you. How's is our cheerful and beautiful guide Miss Wayang? 

Recently our group are busy training & planning for the up coming marathon event in Hat Yai, Thailand on 5th August 2012. We are having a very big group consisting  4 MPV s'. 1 tour bus and a few cars.

When are you and Miss Wayang coming to Malaysia? Do let us know so that we can show you around our hometown.

Attached herewith are some photos from my son's camera. Hope you like it.

By the way, THANKS for the lovely painting.

Group bali marathon from malaysia

Jeffery Leong
Thanks for all and help and showing us around,  Ynna and her family arevery happy with your tour and you flexibility to change ittinerary and scedule. We all had fun, Thanks again
Hello Kadek! I hope you are doing well. Thanks again for taking care of my family during our Bali 

holidaySharing a Day 1&2 travel video of the Millanas & Davids' Bali vacation last October 2013. It was a very memorable holiday because my parents and my brother's family were with us to appreciate the amazing arts & beautiful landscape of Bali. It was my mom's birthday too
With Nestor & Narcy Avellana David, Ninno David, Annabelle Camacho David, Nico Millana. Bali tour & transportation by Tila Tour

Jakob Davison
Hello, just wanted to say thanks for organising everything for us this 2 weeks, back in Bali now flying back to Darwin tomorrow, will post up photos and tag you in them, thanks. Jake & Hayley

Hello Kadek. I'm good thank you. How about yourself? Indeed I do remember you. We had an amazing day on tour. My friend has the pictures, and she will be uploading them on to facebook as soon as we get back to England. Take careBali Holiday Tour

Hi Kadek and Sura back from relaxing Bali to stressful Singapore.
Wana take this opportunity to thank both yourself and Sura again for taking care of our activities. We had great fun. Service was great especially when Sura was able to accommodate to our simple request such as our meals changes. We got to understand Bali better now. We will definitely go back to Bali for our next adventure trip.
Sura, don’t forget us as we will look for you to bring us up to the volcano to cook eggs and watch the sun rise with many more adventure trips to be arranged.
Thanks all for making this trip a memorable one for both me and my girlfriend.
Meanwhile, please enjoy the photos we took with Sura.
Darren and joane

Hi Sura, sorry for taking sometimes to send you the pic. I was quite busy since came back to office.

We truly enjoyed our time there with your service and assistance. Im sure such a knowledgeable person like you can grow further in this industry with your high passion in providing a quality service to your customer. You are very helpful and our honeymoon in Bali will be the most remembered one. I will strongly recommend your service to all our family, friends and clients who decide to discover Bali in future.

Keep up a good work!
 Best Regards,
  Hadzrul & Lydya -

Thank you for a great day.we enjoy so much the tour with friendly tour guide and give us more about bali, unforgettable tour with you, keep in touch we will back again soon to meet you sura. We hope you get this and the attached pictures.

Terry and Sue


Your services very good Kadek. My family is very happy. I will definitely recommend your services to my friends. Thanks a lot and take care. God bless.
Hi Kadek
Thank you so much for all you showed us of your beautiful country. You are a very pleasant and patient guide.
Most of all I want to thank you for the wonderful Acupressure Reiki treatments you gave our party of 3. Your treatments were the high light of our trip. You have a special touch. My husband was able to raise up on his toes after one treatment. This is something he has not been able to do for 8 years. Please do your guests a favor and let them know this wonderful skill you have.
You also cleared my kidney problem with just one treatment. There is no way I can
thank you enough
Your friend always.
Lola Dinoff
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