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of Bali propinsi (province), south central Bali, Indonesia, 40
miles (70 km) south of Singaraja. The largest
city on the island of Bali, it is also the capital of the
Badung kabupaten (regency). Denpasar
was the site of a suicidal battle of the rajas of Badung against the Dutch
Militia in 1906. A large open square in the centre of the city, named
Puputan Square, commemorates the event. The
population of app. 400,000 is mostly Balinese who speak a dialect of
Indonesian written in Pallava script and practice a form of Islam
strongly influenced by Hindu customs. In addition, there are Arab and
Indian merchants who deal mainly in textiles; Chinese operate most local
businesses, and there are some Christians. The city's mechanized
industries include food processing, papermaking and printing, and the
manufacture and repair of machinery. Handicrafts include sandstone
carving, weaving, coconut and bone carving, plaiting, basket weaving, and
the production of coir and of gold and silver jewelry.
The Hotel Bali Beach, a
Soekarno-era project, was opened in 1966. While the Hotel Bali Beach
expanded into a new wing and bungalows (called the Bali Seaside Cottage),
more than 30 hotels opened their doors up and down the beach.
This temple located at Kesiman Culture Village, Kesiman Petilan Village, District of East Denpasar, and Denpasar municipality. This temple is one of their temples of Dang Kahyangan at District of East Denpasar, a lot of tourist come to visit this temple as specially be held the Ngrebong Ceremony. It means the Tabuh Rah ceremony is continued by cook-fighter to attend by some people with un-conciseness to tourney the crease in that body (in Balinese language "Ngurek")
The temple located on the way side of
Denpasar Street to Gianyar, it about more-less four kilometers from
Denpasar to East Side. The temple clamped by two streets on the right and
the East Side, the both streets are short way to Taman Lita Ulangun Oongan.
That is why every people will be able to
easy know the location of Jagatnatha Temple in Denpasar, from the huge
The sakenan temple is dang Kahyangan Temple which located in island it called Serangan Island. Serangan Island has large land more less 1.119 Km2 which located at the top of south east of Bali Island which means the District Administrative Area of Serangan, Sub District of South Denpasar, Denpasar Municipal Region Level II.
To active Sakenan Temple from Denpasar to south with 8,5 Km we will arrive boat Pirelli, and we see through crock of mangrove for 30 minutes. In crossing through mangrove we will see the Benoa Harbor on the West Side, On the East Side we can see Nusa Penida Island which means the Administrative Area of Klungkung Regency.
This temple divided into two parts, which surrounded by restricted brick are Masceti Temple on the East Side and Sakenan Temple on the West Side.
The kind of sacral small temple which located in the Masceti Temple are most of Padarman, and Sakenan Temple is only has one persada it called Persada Danghyang Dwijendra.
Serangan culture Village located at Serangan Temple includes Sub District of South Denpasar, Denpasar Municipality. This village has six parts of Banjar consists of four heads of village’s part, it under mainland and also there is not mountain.
On the south side of Serangan Island it called Tanjung Benoa Strait and the north of island spread out the ocean, in the East Side is called Badung Strait and West Side is ocean.
This market established third floor are: on the first floor for any meat, fresh and living chicken, duck and piglets, on the second floor special for handicraft, textiles, fruits, vegetables and also for exotic array of herbs and spices.
The activities of Badung and Kumbasari market are going on whole day. Women arrive from near and far with truckloads of produce and a bustling night market till down. The parking area has opened before down, and the first sticks of incense are placed at the Melanting Temple, for ask the softy, prosperity for hustle and bustle of the day.
Besides of Badung market there is Kumbasari market, which located on the opposite side of the river is more of a market it has extension of the river and the daily market at ground level. And then on up stairs for art shops to sell a full range of crafts from antique wood carvings to woven material and paintings, the huge shopping complex is open till 10.00 P.M. each night.
On the south side of shopping complex in the edge of Badung river. There are many kiosk selling a variety of clothes, batiks, shoes and other bargain priced item it’s called Night Market (Pasar Senggol), a popular place among the local and visitors alike to eat and shop at night.
The Kumbasari Market near the river gives an interesting overview of an Indonesia market with household wares and clothing on the third level, spices and dried goods on the second level and traditional market in the basement. It can be a bit dark in the basement. Nearby is Jalan Hasanuddin, a whole street of gold shops, selling 18-22 carat gold jewelry. Not far away from Jalan Hasanuddin is Jalan Sulawesi where all manner of fabrics are available. The whole street consists of fabric stores on both sides with a few household ware stores in between.
Located at the north side of Gajah Mada street, corner of Nakula street and Veteran street. This Market is the center of dealer’s, but this market is not as big as Badung market. This market sells the art-shop as like as wooden handicraft, paintings and other handicraft on the second level, for daily produce and commodity market at grown level.
And Bird Market located at Veteran Street the entrance to Puri Satrya. This market sells many kinds of birds, hovels, and so on also fishes, and variety animals such as: puppies, rabbits and monkeys, etc.
In the south side of Denpasar City is standing up the market is called Sanglah market. The bustling of market can be seen at 6.00 am and it is quite again by early morning, and used by the purchaser or buyer.
In the evening the market is stuffed by the people. Beside Sanglah market became the Night Market is located in the corner of Sanglah Market, is often visited by the student that their campus nearby the market.
At Sub District of East Denpasar, Kamboja Street there is a market is called Kreneng Market. Kreneng Market is also the station of Bemo (transportation around Denpasar City) as public transportation.
Kreneng Market also selling
the various of daily equipment, and in the evening is stuffed by kiosks
which brightened with the sparking light it is often call: Unexpected
Touch Market (Pasar Senggol Asoka). At night market is sold the variety of
traditional food, which sold on wheel boxes.
Denpasar's fame came from "Puputan" fight to the death against the Dutch in 1906, when thousands of Balinese warriors, dressed in their finest Balinese regalia, and armed only with their tradition weapons like the Keris (short dragger) and spears, hurled themselves against the lines of Dutch carbines.
The injured then being finished off and frenzied women, also looking for death. Much of the nobility was wiped out. The incident is now remembered by the Puputan square the former Kingdom of Badung, where the slaughter took place.
It is dreary open space on the site there is a monument in memory of Puputan overlooking at Surapati Street. The monument shows a parent and two children-carrying knife (Keris) and bamboo post ready to fight, keep prestige and knight blood.
At one corner of the square stands at 5 meters high statue made of stone that is dedicated to the "Great Teacher" -Shiva.
It makes this an interesting feature is the fact that face to the east is that of Indra (Iswara), while that to the south is Brahma, to the north is Vishnu, and to the west is Mahadewa.
Also within to the square is very modern looking Pura Jagatnatha, the temple of the Lord of the world within is to be found a gilded statue of the Supreme God, Sanghyang Widhi Wasa. Nearby stands the magnificent Bali Museum that was established in 1932 on display are archeological finds, dance masks, handicrafts, paintings, as well as the architectural illustrations of the various Balinese Temples. And on the north side stands the luxury building of Jaya Sabha, which means the Governor of Bali Province Residence. And in front of that building is often used as bullring and the commencement processions of Bali Art Festival continuously it arranged every June-July in a year.
Catur Muka Statue
Walking along Gajah Mada Road towards the Puputan Square, you will encounter a huge granite statue encircled by beautiful landscaped garden on the crossroad near will feel as if the statue is staring you. Magic? No, it is simply because the statue indeed has four heads, which faithfully guards the crossing point of Surapati Street, Udayana Street, Veteran Street, and Gajah Mada Street, is actually the depiction of God Brahma, the manifestation of God as the Almighty Creator.
one amusing story regarding the fact why Brahma is sometimes depicted as a
four faced supernatural being. Once upon a time there was a beauty contest
held in heaven. All Gods, including Brahma, shamelessly fought for the
most advantageous spot from which they can view the contest best. The
nymphs who joined the contest were required to parade in a circle around
the Gods to reveal their best heavenly beauty. The participants were
countless that the parade soon became a big and crowded circle. Brahma
wanted to enjoy the visual pleasure overland over again in order to be
able to appreciate the beauty of all of the ingenious solution, With his
supernatural power, he transformed himself and he had three extra heads.
In the North is located the Gedung Kriya Uccaihsrawa building where the fine arts exhibition are held. Balinese and foreign artists exhibit there.
To The West of Gedung Kriya lies the two story Dewi Ratih Building. Which is used during the Bali Art Festival for an architectural exhibition on the first floor and a photography exhibition on the second floor.
But the largest structure (7200 m2) by far is the giant crescent shaped Ardha Candra Amphitheater. A magnificent Candi Kurung's gates, through which the dancers enter the stage, make up the background of the performances. The atmosphere is particularly impressive during the full moon or under the light of the projectors. This theatre, completed in 1977, can hold up to 600 people. Underneath the stage, facing North, West and ticketing offices and handicraft exhibition rooms for the various regencies of the island.
To the west of Ardha Candra Amphitheater is the Ksirarnawa closed theatre, which occupies a 5850 square meter surface on two floors. The theatre can contain up to 800 people, which is located on the second floor. The first one is occupied by the offices of the Art Center, a cafeteria, and several is also used for various handicraft exhibitions, the turn over of which is increasing from year to year, and they play a large role in the increase in non oil exports. Visiting hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday.
Bali Festival Park
It is the one of Tourism fascinations, which
located at Padang Galak tourism area. At this location we are able to see
the crocodiles, turtles and many kind of birds with original situation.
Jaya Sabha Building
Jaya Sabha Building is
located at the North of Catur Muka Statue (Four faces Statue). This place
is the residence of Governor of Bali Province level I.
Indonesian Art High School (STSI)
The Regional Government of Bali in 1967 first established STSI. To train a new generation of artists and scholars to help preserve, study and develop the performing arts of Bali. It became a national institute in 1969, and since then has been administered by the Directorate General Of Higher Education And Culture. The curriculum offers dance, music and shadow puppetry. Undergraduate students can attain a Sarjana Muda Bachelor of Arts degree, and there is graduate program that awards a Master of Arts degree, Seniman Seni Tari.
A new curriculum is being prepared for the future incorporation of the academy into the Art Institution of Indonesian, (ISI) which will result in the elevating of this school to the level of a State University.
A key role in the annual Bali Arts Festival is laid by the students of STSI, who create extra vaganza dance each year that are extremely popular with Balinese audiences. Performing groups from the Academy are often called upon to give presentations for visiting dignitaries. Strong ties with institutions in other countries, The Ford Foundation and The Asian Cultural Council among others, have led to a number of opportunities for study courses in the United States for M.A and Ph.D. levels.
STSI located at Nusa Indah Street and beside of Art center in order to the Arrangement of Bali Art Festival, at STSI is also arranged the place of Art Performance, exhibition place and another activities as long as event is taken place.
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