Badung Cultural Festival

Taking place this 12 – 17 November in Taman Ayun, Mengwi, the Badung Cultural Festival will be held as part of the Mangupura anniversary celebrations. During the festival you can feast your eyes on the colourful parade, and observe a number of sacred Balinese Hindu ceremonies conducted by the local communities. The festival is especially

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Bali’s Nightly Cultural Performances

An evening of cultural appreciation should leave a memorable experience on your Bali travel diary. And doing so is like a picnic, for there are countless nightly traditional Balinese dance performances held on many corners of the island for you to come and watch.  So much more than just a form of art, traditional dances

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The Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2018

Southeast Asia’s leading festival of words and ideas, the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF), returns this 24-28 October 2018 for its milestone year. Starting in 2002 as part of the island’s revival after the first Bali bombings, in 15 years the festival has grown beyond the boundaries of a literary festival and has evolved

Balinale Film Festival 2018 : The 12th Edition

Don’t miss the 12th editon of the Bali International Film Festival also known as Balinale, 24th -30th of September, with another outstanding lineup of over 100 intriguing documentaries, shorts and fiction features representing more than 30 countries. World premieres, children’s films, focuses on new voices and special previews of upcoming Indonesian releases are all in

Kepayang : Dance The Romance 

Watching a dance performance makes my heart content. And if we trace it back, it is the sweet ripe fruit of days of hard work. For the artist, their sore legs and arms are nothing to compare with thundering applause by the audience. To perform in one of Bali Art Festival’s stage is a big

Sanur Village Festival 2018

The 13th annual Sanur Village Festival (SVF 2018) aims to facilitate and develop the Sanur community’s creativity and achieve creativity and tourism synergy. Themed “Mandala Giri”, which literally means circle and mountain, this year’s festival refocuses on Mount Agung, where its eruption back in November 2017 created a reflection of humanity and closeness to nature

Dance Maestro Ni Ketut Arini and the Festivity of Balinese Dance

Almost everything celebratory in Bali starts with a dance. Whether it’s a religious ceremony, a festival, opening of a conference, or even a dinner at nice resorts, a traditional Balinese dance will be performed to welcome the attendees and kick start the occasion – a unique gesture that has captured the hearts of many.  


Bali’s Season of Festivals : More Than Just Parties

When is the right time to celebrate? Well since you are on holiday, it’s today. And you are in luck, Bali is a GREAT place to celebrate just about anything – birthdays, coming of age, engagements, weddings, perhaps even a divorce! Partying is easy in July and August in Bali when the clubs are in

Nawanatya Cultural Carnival Begins

On the 3rd of March 2018, situated at the heart of Denpasar, right in front of the governor’s official residence, a cultural art carnival was held as part of a series of activities to mark the opening of Bali MandaraNawanatya 2018, an annual event held in Bali Art Centre in Denpasar on the weekend starting

Jazz Market 2016: Music By The Sea

Jazz Market by the Sea is back for its 6th year! As always, this hugely popular seaside festival will feature the best of the Indonesian jazz scene, hotly-tipped emerging talent and exciting cross genre artists, with a programme that truly brings something for everyone. Attracting not just music fans, the festival includes vibrant market stalls

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