Nyepi,24 hours of silence

NYEPI, 24 hours of silence Nyepiis aBalinese"Day of Silence" that is commemorated everyIsakawarsa(Sakanew year) according to the Balinese calendar. It is aHinducelebration mainly celebrated inBali,Indonesia and it will make the island look like it is deserted. Ogoh-Ogoh, Tuesday 24th of March 2020 The evening before silence day, Ogoh-Ogoh is celebrated. Ogoh-Ogoh starts with making a lot of noises and torches to drive out the demons. After this there is a big parade around the village with, self-made, demonic statues carried by Balinese men and boys, at the end of t...

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Galungan, an ancestral and oversized party.

Celebrated this year on Wednesday, February 19 according to the Balinese calendar (every 210 days), Galungan is the most important religious event for the Balinese, symbolizing the victory of dharma over adharma (good over evil). They invite the gods and their ancestors to come down to earth during the following 10 days through various offerings and prayers. A week before the festivities, everyone is busy with the many preparations in their village; the women take care of making the offerings and decorating the temples according to a precise schedule with dedicated days such as Penyeke...

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Bali's biggest clean-up

One Island One Voice organizes Bali’s biggest clean-up all around the country the 15th of February. Dune Atlantis Bali will participate to this event with a team of volunteers like every year. When? February, 15th at 9 AM Where? Pantai Semawang - In front of Stiff Chili / Beach House Sanur You also want to help the well-being of the Island of Gods? Feel free to join us with your friends and take part of this environmentally friendly event !

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Nusa Penida, an incredible island off the coast of Bali

This island located in the south-east of Bali is accessible in 40-45 minutes by boat and is particularly famous for its seabed and especially the famous Manta point where you can admire the sumptuous Manta rays, but not only! Indeed, this island abounds in many other treasures which requires 3 days on the spot to discover them all. Among them, there are the must-see attractions such as Kelingking Beach, the island's most popular cliff where you can admire the turquoise-blue waters along the island from the top, all surrounded by lush vegetation. It is even possible to go down to...

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Ocean resolutions for 2020!

Let’s work together and let’s try to keep the ocean as clean as possible in 2020! With a few small adjustments to your daily life, you can already help the ocean to stay clean and the fish healthy! Reef friendly sunscreen We all know that it’s important to wear sunscreen, we want to protect our skin and use sunscreen on a daily basis. One important thing that not a lot people know, is that using sunscreen does a lot of damage to the world around us. A recent study showed that about 14,000 tons of sunscreen ends up in reefs worldwide. This can lead to bleaching, damage...

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Beach and ocean clean up in Sanur

When we think of Bali, we imagine wonderful white sand beaches and crystal clear water. What we expect is not always the reality : sometimes beach are covered by rubbish littering. This will be even more true after New Year's Eve. Indeed, the end-of-year celebrations attract many tourists and locals to the beaches, who do not necessarily respect the environment. In addition, the rainy season will start and will bring a lot of trash into the oceans. We nickname it "trash season": litters are carried away by currents and winds, covering beaches of Kuta, Legian, Seminyak … ...

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New Year's Eve in Bali!

The festive season is coming soon and you are already starting to wonder how you are going to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Indonesia has 4 different calendars for different cultures: the Gregorian calendar with international standards, the Chinese calendar, the Islamic calendar and the Balinese calendar. Each new year has its own festivals, rites and customs. Nevertheless, both tourists and locals celebrate the transition to the new year of the Gregorian calendar.Whether you want to celebrate it peacefully with a good meal, or party all night, here are the different ways to welcome 2020 ...

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NYE in Bali!

NYE in Bali! 2020 is around the corner and that means that is time to plan your New Year’s Eve event. The island of Gods, Bali, is a great place to celebrate NYE because during this time there are tons of different parties and places you can go. Why Bali for NYE? Bali is an island full of options; you can choose to go the one of the biggest NYE party’s in a fancy beach club in Canggu, or you can just go for some fireworks and casual drinks on the beach of Kuta. Bali has a lot of free options to spend the last night of 2019, so you don’t have to spend a lot of m...

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Bali, the island of flowers and birds

Bali is an island full of flowers. You will meet many Balines with a flower behind the ear or in the hair. Indeed in Hindu culture flowers are used for offerings. Each flower variety has a different meaning and corresponds to a God. The most representative flower of the island of the Gods is the frangipani flower, called "Jepun". This flower with a nice smell represents the goddess Shiva, goddess of the earth. As a sign of fidelity, brides put frangipani flowers in their hair. Fragrances and oils are created from this delicate smell. Do not hesitate to get some in memory of yo...

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The beauty of Tulamben, beyond diving

In the North-east coast of Bali, you can find the small fisherman’s villageTulamben.The name Tulamben is derived from the wordbatu lambih,witch roughly means “many stones”. This is reference to the destructive eruptions by Mount Agung, that have affected this part of Bali back in 1963 and before. Tulamben is one of the most well-known dive locations in Bali, because you can find the USAT liberty Shipwreck here and many other underwater creatures (see our blog ‘USAT liberty Shipwreck for more information). Tulamben is also a great place to visit when you want to explo...

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