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Total Solar Eclipse - 9 March 2016

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Gerhana Matahari akan melintasi 12 provinsi di Indonesia, tetapi totalitas gerhana hanya terjadi di delapan provinsi.
1. Pagai Utara, Sumatera Barat
Pukul 06.20.22 | Bulan dan matahari mulai bersinggungan
Pukul 07.19.13 | Gerhana Matahari total
Pukul 08.25.45 | Gerhana selesai
2. Palembang, Sumatera Selatan
Pukul 06.20.30 | Bulan dan matahari mulai bersinggungan
Pukul 07.21.45 | Gerhana Matahari total
Pukul 08.31.28 | Gerhana selesai
3. Tanjung Pandang, Bangka Belitung
Pukul 06.21.06 | Bulan dan matahari mulai bersinggungan
Pukul 07.23.58 | Gerhana Matahari total
Pukul 08.35.48 | Gerhana selesai
4. Palangkaraya, Kalimantan Tengah
Pukul 06.23.29 | Bulan dan matahari mulai bersinggungan
Pukul 07.30.12 | Gerhana Matahari total
Pukul 08.46.54 | Gerhana selesai
5. Balikpapan, Kalimantan Timur
Pukul 07.25.38 | Bulan dan matahari mulai bersinggungan
Pukul 08.34.26 | Gerhana Matahari total
Pukul 09.53.41 | Gerhana selesai
6. Palu, Sulawesi Tengah
Pukul 07.27.51 | Bulan dan matahari mulai bersinggungan
Pukul 08.38.50 | Gerhana Matahari total
Pukul 10.00.35 | Gerhana selesai
7. Ternate, Maluku Utara
Pukul 08.36.04 | Bulan dan matahari mulai bersinggungan
Pukul 09.53.01 | Gerhana Matahari total
Pukul 11.20.52 | Gerhana selesai
8. Maba, Maluku Utara
Pukul 08.37.01 | Bulan dan matahari mulai bersinggungan
Pukul 09.54.39 | Gerhana Matahari total
Pukul 11.23.06 | Gerhana selesai
Empat provinsi lain yang akan dilintasi gerhana sebagian adalah Kalimantan Barat, Kalimantan Selatan, Sulawesi Barat, dan Sulawesi Tengah.
Gerhana Matahari total (GMT) di Indonesia berlangsung selama 1,5 menit-3 menit. Di pusat jalur gerhana, gerhana total terpendek terjadi di Seai, Pulau Pagai Selatan, Sumatera Barat, selama 1 menit 54 detik dan terpanjang di Maba, Halmahera Timur, Maluku Utara, selama 3 menit 17 detik.
Apakah di Jakarta masih bisa menikmati gerhana? Bisa. Ketertutupan matahari di Jakarta mencapai 88,74 persen. Waktu gerhana di Jakarta:
Pukul 06.19 | Bulan dan matahari mulai bersinggungan
Pukul 07.21 | Gerhana Matahari total
Pukul 08.31 | Gerhana selesai

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Tanjung Benoa, Bali

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Tanjung Benoa: Heaven of Water Tourism


If you are looking for a complete water tourism in Bali, Tanjung Benoa is the place. Tanjung Benoa beach is located at the eastern end of the island of Bali, in the administrative territory of  the subdistrict of Tanjung Benoa, Badung Regency. Race your adrenaline by playing some challenging water sports, which you won’t forget. Feel the excitement when you ride the banana boat, flying fish, parasailing, jetski and sailing. Or if you want to see the sights under the sea, you can rent a glass button boat. But if you're craving the sports of surfing, this beach is not the place, because the waves tend to be quiet, so lacking in support of sports on this one. As part of Nusa Dua in Tanjung Benoa, there are some hotels with magnificent facilities and also lodging.  To enjoy the water sports facilities, you just need to spend between Rp 150,000 to Rp 200,000 for usage for 10-15 minutes. But when the holidays and visitors are crowded, the duration of the game will be reduced due to the large queues of tourists who want to try. Not far from Tanjung Benoa there is Turtle Island, why is it called Turtle Island because the island is the breeding place of various species of sea turtle are virtually extinct. Captivity itself named Pudut Sari. On this island there are hundreds of tails turtles of various sizes and ages. The turtles are here given the seaweed and turtles in place of captivity is not supplied.

Transportation
To reach Tanjung Benoa Beach you should use tourism buses, private or rental vehicles because  there are no public transportations yet.
Activities
Race your adrenaline by playing some challenging water sports into entertainment which is hard to forget. Feel the excitement when you ride the banana boat, flying fish, parasailing and jetski.

Banana boat is a type of inflatable boat without an engine shaped like bananas and used for recreational purposes. Banana boat is pulled by a motorized boat. The boat was discovered by Glenn Matthews in the late 1980s. Different models are usually able to take three to ten people. This boat is generally yellow.

Flying fish was inspired by water sports kites flown with the help of the wind, then the game started with opposing the wind direction and pulled by a speed boat with outboard engine using high speed 200HP. The boat was made of rubber that is designed specifically to be flown at a height of between 4-5 meters above the water surface, this activity can be played by two people with accompanied by an instructor to keep balance while flying.

Parasailing is one of the sports games that use the water umbrella large parachute pulled by speed boat around Tanjung Benoa beach. The old game is one round less than 4 minutes in the air, with a height of about 80 metres.

Jetski is water sports which use vehicles that are designed specifically for the special speed too. Can carried up to two people. Tourists can’t ride this on its own, must be accompanied by a guide/instructor to avoid a collision. The duration od this game is 15 minutes. Another charm of this Island Beach sea turtle that is approximately 20-30 minutes from Tanjung Benoa, using a boat which can be rented at a cost of Rp 50.000 per person. The island was called Turtle Island, because it is a place of captivity of various species of sea turtle are virtually extinct. Captivity itself named Pudut Sari.



Accommodation
As part of Nusa Dua in Tanjung Benoa, there is also some star hotel with magnificent facilities and also lodging.

Shopping Spots
Very easy to find a souvenir seller in the area of antai Sanur, generally the traders at the Sanur Beach offers a variety of souvenirs and typical Balinese clothing at affordable prices, such as t-shirts, dress, hat, kites, accessories and knick knacks etc.


Culinary
Try to visit restaurants and food stalls below as Your culinary reference in Tanjung Benoa.

Eight degrees
Location: Conrad Bali, Tanjung Benoa
serves lunch, dinner: International Food (seafood)

Spice
Location: Concrad Bali, Tanjung Benoa
Serving dinner
Food: Asian (grill)

Tribe
Location: Concrad Bali, Tanjung Benoa
Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner meals

Tips
Better you bargain the price offered, because usually the owner of the game will offer a high price. So we suggest that before you leave for Your recommended browsing on the internet and find out the price of these games.

Map: Tanjung Benoa

Seminyak, Bali

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Seminyak : Bali's Best Spa and Fine Dining
An essential part of the swathes of stunning beaches along the south coast of Bali next to the vibrant ambience of Kuta, is Seminyak beach and the town of Seminyak, which has its own eclectic mix of world-class restaurants, high end spas, designer boutiques, international surf shops and lifestyle brand outlets, that truly offer some of the best experiences on the enchanting island of Bali.

Seminyak today is Bali's up-and-coming fashion, dining and accommodation precinct, an upmarket coastal enclave just north of Legian and Kuta. Situated some 10km from Denpasar, capital city of Bali, Seminyak stretches from Double Six Street in the south and morphs into the villages of Kerobokan and Umalas, north of Pura Petitenget temple. Although it may be somewhat difficult to stipulate where precisely Kuta, Legian or Seminyak begin or end, but one thing is clear: Seminyak is certainly in a class all its own. The atmosphere here is much more sophisticated and laid-back compared to Kuta, while the beach in particular is relatively quieter during the day.

Over the past 10 years, Seminyak has developed a world-class dining scene. Seminyak is packed with some of Bali’s finest and most well-established restaurants, while several of its roads are recognized as must-visit dining destinations. Dubbed as a food-lover’s haven, rich flavors from all around the globe, prepared by highly skilled chefs – some of whom are notable figures in the international culinary scene – can be found here. From Italian, Spanish, Mexican, Japanese and Thai, as well as innovative Indonesian fusion, all the choices of world's cuisines are offered here, sure to promise quite a feast.

Seminyak restaurants are mostly found along the Jalan Laksmana main route, while others are scattered around the southern area of Petitenget and way up to Batubelig. Some offer impressive sunset views and beachfront settings, while Seminyak’s premier entertainment venues, the likes of Ku De Ta and Potato Head Beach Club, have a highlighted dining venues that are worth specific mention. Other significant names in Seminyak's Dining scene include: Chandi, La Lucciola, Sarong, Métis, Sardine, Mama San, Merah Putih, and more.

Amidst the many restaurants and cafes, is the Seminyak's shopping scene comprising exclusive fashion boutiques and lifestyle brand outlets. Most of the smaller shops line the main road of Seminyak's Main Street (also referred to as Basangkasa Street), while a collection of other fashionable boutiques can be found along Laksmana Street and several corners of Petitenget Street. Whether modern or ethnic chic, with natural and silk fabrics adorned with beading and sequins in strong deep colours – their summer collections are perfect for Bali’s tropical climate and any summer day around the world. This glamorous tropical wear can be found in Biasa Bali or Bamboo Blonde, while Deus Ex Machina and Drifter Surf Shop cater to the wave riding crowd with their cool boards and apparel.

For some great world-class, island-based jewellery pieces, drop in on the House of Jemme that flanks a green patch of rice paddies on Petitenget Street, or Tulola Jewelry further down the road where it showcases its sterling silver and gold exquisite jewellery line created by a New York-born Balinese designer.

Seminyak is also the high-end spa capital of Bali featuring great luxury in sophisticated setting, with so many options to choose from, where one can truly experience a perfect Balinese getaway.

Among some of the prominent spas in Seminyak are: Jari Menari (literraly meaning dancing fingers), Bodyworks, Amo Beauty & Spa, Oberoi Spa, and more.

How To Get There
Seminyak is part of the main west coast conurbation in South Bali and traffic can get very congested at times. From Kuta and Legian, the Legian Street runs parallel with the beach, and at its western limit continues as Seminyak Street. You can also get to Seminyak via the eastern by pass of Sunset Street. This is almost invariably the quicker route from Kuta and Legian into Seminyak, although it is actually further distance-wise.

What To Do
Continuing the long sweep of Kuta, white sandy beaches stretch in both directions as far as the eye can see. The two notable beaches are the Seminyak Beach andPetitenget Beach which offer fantastic views of the Balinese sunset. Seminyak Beach is favored because of the great waves that are most ideal for surfers. This beach also features a beautiful panorama on the Indian Ocean.

At the Petitenget Beach stands a picturesque Hindu Temple known as Pura Petitenget which has actually given its name to the beach. The temple is most known for particularly spectacular beach-side ceremonies and is said to have been built in the 16th century. Although this is not one of the key nine directional temples of Bali, it is an important link in the series of west coast temples located betweenPura Uluwatu and Pura Tanah Lot.

Seminyak also features the best known bungy jumping fun in Bali, the Aj Hacket Bungy at Double Six nightclub which is part of the famous New Zealand-based AJ Hackett group. The jump is 45 m over a pool, and there is an elevator to the top of the tower.

If you wish to try some of the famous Spas in Seminyak, here are among some of them:

Jari Menari
Jl.Raya Basangkasa No.47 Seminyak
Phone: +62 361 736 740
Website: www.jarimenari.com

Bodyworks
Jalan Kayu Jati No 2, Petitenget
Phone: +62 361 733317, 735058
Website: www.bodyworksbali.com

Amo Spa
Jalan Petitenget No.100, Seminyak
Phone: +62 361 737267
Website:www.amospa.com

Oberoi Spa
Jl.Kayu Aya, Seminyak
Phone: +62 361 73 0361
Website: www.oberoihotels.com/oberoi_bali

Lluvia Spa
Jl. Sunset Road No. 28 Seminyak
Phone: +62 0361 215 6688 / 847 5903
Website:www.lluviaspabali.com

What and Where To Buy
Browsing and shopping along Seminyak fashion boutiques can occupy days of your holiday. Designer boutiques, funky stores, attractive galleries, wholesale emporiums and various workshops are among some of your choices. A good starting point for any shopper would be the legion of small boutiques and designer stores on Jalan Laksmana.

For a one stop shopping experience, there is the Seminyak Square on Jalan Kayu Aya, where you'll find a large arcade with two levels lined with shops, restaurants and cafés. Seminyak Square also features sports and fashion outlets, a batik store and a leading bookshop, as well as a children's, souvenir and jewellery outlets. These come together to provide a full shopping experience under one roof, while food outlets such as Bali Bakery, Casa Gourmet and others offer a large variety of Eastern and Western cuisine.

Here are among some other top shopping spots in Seminyak:

Biasa Bali
Jalan Raya Seminyak 36
Phone: +62 361 730308
Website:biasagroup.com

Bamboo Blonde
Jl. Laksmana, Seminyak
Phone: +62 361 731864
Website: www.bambooblonde.com

Deus Ex Machina
Jalan Batu Mejan No.8, Canggu
Website: shop.id.deuscustoms.com

House of Jemme Jewelry
Jalan Raya Petitenget
Phone: +62 361 4732392
Website: www.jemmebali.com

Tulola Jewelry
Jl. Petitenget Gg Cendrawasih No. 2 Kerobokan
Phone: +61 8123859524, +62 361 4730261, +62 361 4020522
Website: www.shoptulola.com

Where To Stay
Among some of the top accommodation facilities in Seminyak are:

The Oberoi Bali
Jl.Kayu Aya, Seminyak
Phone: +62 361 73 0361
Website: www.oberoihotels.com/oberoi_bali

Amana Villas
Jalan Wirasaba No.5, Seminyak
Phone: +62 361 3700361 / +62 361 3700362
Website: www.amanavillas.com

Sun Islands Boutique Villas
Jl. Raya Seminyak No.188
Phone: +62 361 733 779
Website: www.sunislandboutique

Where To Eat
Famous for its world-class fine dining scene, Seminyak features some of the best restaurants on Bali island. Here are among some of them:

Mejekawi at Ku De Ta
jl. kayu aya no. 9 seminyak
Phone: +62 361 736969
Website: www.kudeta.net

Chandi
Jalan Laksmana 72,Seminyak
Phone: +62 361 731 060
Website: www.chandibali.com

Métis
Jl. Petitenget No.6 Kerobokan Kelod
Phone: +62 361 4737 888
Website: metisbali.com

Sardine
Jl Petitenget 21
Phone: +62 361 843 611 1
Website: www.sardinebali.com

Sarong
Jl. Petitenget No, 19
Phone: +62 361 4737 809
Website: sarongbali.com

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Sanur Beach, Bali

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Sanur Beach: See The Sun Rise
Greet the sun as she gradually rises from below the horizon radiating the most brilliant colors over Sanur Beach, while the soft white sands embrace the oncoming waves: a perfect picture of a beautiful sunny morning, where nature displays her fascinating features at the tranquil, laid back retreat of Sanur, east of Denpasar, capital of the fabled island of Bali.

Located just 25 minutes from the international airport, 30 minutes from the Kuta area, and 15 minutes from downtown Denpasar, Sanur is renowned as Bali's first beach resort and is actually where the early tourism industry grew on Bali.

Sanur is also recognized as the largest village in Bali where its people - as with the rest of east Bali- are particularly friendly, welcoming and accommodating. Despite the locals’ activities and the abundance of restaurants and accommodation, it is surprising how un-crowded and peaceful Sanur is. There are many activities to try as well as beach resorts and restaurants but these are all spread along a long coastline, creating a secluded feeling where the action goes unnoticed to sunbathers and loungers on the unspoiled beaches that continue to maintain the traditional Balinese feel.

Sanur beach is a long stretch of beautiful white sand lined with palm trees that shade dreamy footpaths, market stalls and relaxed beach cafes. Along the beach are traditional Balinese Bale (raised shaded open verandas for lying down or relaxing). Most are no longer in use although a few are sometimes occupied by fishermen who fish in these waters.

The waters of Sanur are protected by a long string of offshore reefs, creating large, warm shallow, safe lagoons that are perfectly clear and excellent for swimming, snorkeling and a whole array of water sports. Surfers will be pleased to know that the reefs around Sanur produce some of the best waves in the world in the right conditions although they can be very shallow at low tide. But there are more consistent waves beyond the reefs good for surfing.

Sanur is also the launching pad for visitors who want to dive and explore the splendors of the nearby island of Nusa Lembongan. Nusa Lembongan is approximately 8 square km in size, and is one of three neighbouring islands, the others being much the larger Nusa Penida and tiny Nusa Ceningan. Many areas around the island are good for diving and snorkeling, with abundant marine life and healthly corals. Surfing can get a bit crowded, but the waves are good. There are several white sand beaches away from the main centers which are virtually never crowded.

Sanur Beach was first introduced by A.J. Le Mayeur, a renowned Belgian impressionist painter who arrived in Bali in 1932 and soon immersed himself in the culture of the island. He married a noted Balinese Legong dancer named Ni Polok and made her his model. Here he created some of his famous masterpieces. Today, the house of Le Mayeur has become a famous museum where visitors can view some of his artworks and gain an insight into the romantic aura of the time when Le Mayeur was one of a handful of expatriates.

As a place where tourism first flourished in Bali, Sanur has some of Balis’ historic hotels. Built in 1965, the Inna Grand Bali , formerly called Bali Beach Hotel, was the first five star and the only high rise hotel in Bali. After its construction a new law came into force where in Bali no hotel may be built higher than a coconut tree.

Here are also the Sanur Beach Hotel (Initialy called Hotel Garuda) and the Bali Hyatt. All of these hotels still operate until today with that certain touch of modernity that offers that nostalgic ambience for those who knew Bali decades ago before the onrush of tourism. But even today Sanur still maintains that pleasant ambience with places shaded by high and age old trees that continue to radiate the serene magic of Sanur.

How To Get There
Located within the vicinity of Denpasar, the capital of Bali, Sanur is a 20 minute taxi ride from the Ngurah Rai International Airport. There are plenty of metered taxis all over the island that will be keen to take you to Sanur. This is one of the more straightforward areas of Bali to find as the main Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai is the western boundary of Sanur. There are many well signposted exit points from this main road into the heart of Sanur. Allow about 30 minutes driving time from Kuta or Legian, about 45 minutes from Seminyak or Ubud and 15 minutes from Downtown Denpasar.

Sanur is also well serviced by shuttle buses and bemos from the north and south and also from Denpasar's Tegal terminal. The bus company Perama has its Sanur office in Jalan Hangtuah, and offers direct transfer here from Candidasa, Kuta, Lovina, Padang Bai and Ubud. Private shuttle buses run from most major tourist centers of Bali to Sanur; check local advertising and always book 24 hours in advance.

What To Do
Sanur's splendid paved beachfront cycle-path stretches some 5 kilometres from the Jalan Mertasari area in south Sanur, north to the main beach at Jalan Hangtuah. This makes for a lovely scenic bike ride, especially in the early morning. The more active could try one or more of the many watersports on offer at Sanur Beach. Try kitesurfing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, surfing or paragliding. For those less active, hire a banana boat and hit the calm waters. The surf here is not great by Bali standard but there are reasonable breaks about 1km offshore during the northwest wind season (about October to March). In that period you will have no problem locating the breaks — just follow the locals. Boards can be rented on the beach for Rp 100,000.


For one of a kind experience, you should try the Sea Walker. A safe and exciting underwater adventure Sea Walker is a unique diving system, that provides an opportunity to observe the underwater world to a depth of 15 feet without certification, and without getting your hair wet. Participants actually walk along the bottom of the sea, rather than swim while numerous exotic fish and sea life are found all around.


Get Around
Jalan Danau Tamblingan, the main street in Sanur, has a number of outlets for car, motorbike and bicycle rental. A large number of metered taxis patrol the streets looking for passengers. Local bemos run with some regularity up and down both Jalan Danau Tamblingan and Jalan Danau Poso. Sanur is also a great place to walk. Distances are not far, the streets are relatively quiet, and there is a splendid, paved beach front path which runs the whole length of the district.

Where To Stay
Sanur is a quiet version of Kuta that offers a decent selection of accommodation options. You won’t find the mega resorts of Nusa Dua, but you will discover a price selection, with many small personal places situated close to the beach. As a site where tourism flourished for the first time in Bali, Sanur has a complete selection of Budget, mid-Range and Luxury options. For hotels with website you can refer to our Find a Hotel, some other accommodation options are listed below:

Kesumasari Guest House
Jl Pantai Kesumasari, Semawang
Phone: +62.361.3610840
Email: info@kesumasarihotel.com

Prima Cottage
Jl Bumi Ayu 23
Phone: +62 878 61323761
Email: sales@primacottage.com

Ratna Beach Hotel
Jl Segara Ayu, Sanur Bali
Phone: +62.361.8070181
Email: info@ratnabeachhotel.com

Ananda Beach Hotel
Jl Hangtuah
Phone: +62 813 37536464
Email: info@anandabeachhotel.com

Baruna Hotel
Segara Ayu Sreet No. 3
Phone: +62 361 288 414
Email: info@hotelbaruna.com

Arimbi villa sanur
Jl Pengembak 14
Phone: +62 361 289091
Email: arimbi14@gmail.com

The gangsa Private Villa by Kayumanis
Jalan Tirta Akasa no. 28
Phone: +62 361 270 260
Phone: info@thegangsa.com

Mahagiri Villas Sanur
Jalan Pungutan 31
Phone: +62 361 283939
Email: info@mahagirivillassanur.com

Where To Eat
There are a lot of restaurants and cafes along the coastline, for budget meals you may want to try the pasar malam(Night Market) at the northern end of Jalan Danau Tamblingan where it meets Jalan Pungutan. Here are some of the restaurants and dining options you can find around Sanur:

Abian Boga Restaurant
Jl Kesuma Sari No 5
Phone: +62 361 284174

Cafe Batu Jimbar
Jl Danau Tamblingan
Phone: +62 361 287374

Kayu Manis
Jl Danau Tamblingan
Phone: +62 361 289410

Massimo
Jl Danau Tamblingan 228
Phone: +62 361 288942
Email: massimosaccobali@gmail.com

Smorgås Café
Jl Danua Tamblingan/Pantai Karang II
Phone: +62 361 289361

Stiff Chilli
Jl Kesumasari 11, Semawang
Phone: +62 361 288371
Email: stiffchilli@rjhgroup.com

Treo Beach Café
Mertasari Beach
Phone: +62 361 9218588

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Legian Beach, Bali

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Legian Beach is probably the second most popular area with visitors after Kuta because of its close association with beach life and its parties. Indeed, one of Legian’s main attractions is its extravagant nightlife. Another attraction is the white sandy beach filled with tanned wannabe celebrities.

For first timers, Legian is just like another Kuta but give yourself a day, and an evening walk along the famous Double Six Beach, and a night in a cosy club, then you decide what you’ll do with the rest of your vacation. As its name suggests, literally 'sweet' in Balinese, Legian promises sweet memories of a Bali holiday.

Stretching north from Kuta, Legian offers the same easy access to shops and bars but a slightly more relaxed and less chaotic feeling. It is a low-key area where you can still get the low prices of Kuta without some of the hassle. The northern area of Legian bordering Seminyak offers a bit of an escape from the crowds and is also a popular surf beach.





To Do in Legian:
(The Beach)
Head into the ocean with boogie boards (Rp 20,000/hour) and surfboards hired from at beach or take surfing lessons from the Surf School based at Blue Ocean beach. Quiksilver surf school offers lessons lasting 2.5 hours for Rp 390,000 (+62 361 791 2220). They also rent boards for Rp 50,000 per hour, but if you have taken lessons with them, you can get a reduced rate of Rp 20,000 per hour. If renting from locals on the beach, be sure to use this fact to get a good price.

On Saturday and Sunday evenings, the beach front is packed with tourists, expats, locals and motorbikes, with fire pois and musicians jamming on the beach - you'll be more than welcome to join in.

Almost every evening at about 5PM a game of beach football begins right in front of de ja vu on Blue Ocean Beach. Visitors are normally welcomed if they want to join in.

A more leisurely beach pursuit is to situate yourself, cocktail in hand, at one of the many beach front cafes on this stretch, and watch one of the world's great sunsets. Be in position by about 5.30PM. Alternatively, sit on the beach itself, and buy a beer for Rp20,000 and soft drinks for Rp10,000 and buy nasi goreng or mie goreng from the outdoor waryungs for Rp15,000 each. The waryungs close around sunset. The hawkers might drive you crazy, but the sunset can be spectacular and the locals are very friendly. In front of the Legian Beach hotel, "Rico's" is recommended. After sunset, the mosquitos start biting.

If you just want to relax on the beach, you can hire sunbeds for about Rp50,000 per day, but take care to avoid sun exposure as many tourists get badly burnt. The locals wisely visit the beach late afternoon.

(Spas and Treatments)
Informal massages, manicures, pedicures and hair braiding, are all widely available while you relax on the beach in this area.

Fish spa, where small fish nibble the dead skin off your feet and hands, are available on Jalan Melasti and Jalan Legian, for RP 35,000 for 15 minutes (December 2012 pricing). Whilst the foot pool is large enough for four people, there are only enough fish for two people at a time.

1. Glow Spa At Mandira, Jalan Padma 2 (opposite Padma Hotel), ☎ +62 361 751381,  10AM-8PM daily. A spa Treatments based upon the principles of restoring balance, beauty and harmony to mind and body From US$16.

2. Legian Beach Spa, Jl Melasti (at the Legian Beach Hotel), ☎ +62 361 751711, 9AM-7PM. A full range of treatments on offer including from basic therapeutic massage, to Javanese 'Lulur' body scrub and "Rempah and Honey" treatment, a traditional massage followed by a body mask of honey, clay, flowers and roots. From.

3. Talaga Spa, Jl Dewi Sri 16, ☎ +62 361 8733831, 09:00-21:00. A high-end day spa offering a variety of treatments and packages lasting from 90 minutes to three hours. Specialise in the use of VCO (virgin coconut oil). From US$45.

To Buy in Legian:
Legian is crammed full of shops selling everything from the latest designer surfware to Balinese souvenirs to take home. This is a shopping destination. Covering the main shopping area in Legian will not take too long. It encompasses Jalan Melasti, Jalan Padma, Jalan Werkudara and Jalan Arjuna, all of which run perpendicular to Jalan Legian on the beach side. Jalan Padma is especially good for beads, shell work and other similar trinkets. Jalan Arjuna is lined with small stores selling sarongs and fabrics. On Jalan Legian look for slightly more upmarket boutiques, and the ubiquitous surfwear/sportswear stores (although the larger of these are in neighbouring Kuta).

There are two markets on Jalan Melasti. Close to the beach at the western end there is a large art market selling Balinese handicrafts and other items for tourists. You could easily buy all of your presents to take home in one visit here. At the eastern end where Jalan Melasti becomes Jalan Sri Wijaya, there is a morning fresh produce market which opens from about 5AM. In 2012, the fresh food market was demolished for a Mercure hotel to be built. The nearest fresh food market is now in Seminyak, on Jalan Sri Rama, off Jalan Padma Sari.

To Eat in Legian:
Legian's beachfront restaurants are popular spots for sunset and people watching.

Get Around:
Most of Legian can be covered on foot if you are not in a hurry, but taxis are plentiful as are motorbike rental outlets. Expect to pay Rp 50,000 to 80,000 per day for renting a motorbike.

Rental cars, with English-speaking driver, are available for Rp 500,000 per ten hour day. This includes petrol and parking fees.

Jimbaran Beach, Bali

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Jimbaran is a fishing village and tourist resort in Bali, Indonesia. Located south of Ngurah Rai International Airport, the beach has seafood restaurants and luxury hotels, including the five-star Kayumanis Private Estate & Spa, Intercontinental Hotel Bali, AYANA Resort and Spa Bali, Four Seasons and Jimbaran Puri Bali and the casual dining restaurant Cuca.

Jimbaran beach and the famous Jimbaran Bay are located on Bali's southwestern coast of the narrow isthmus connecting the Bali mainland and the Bukit Peninsula. It is administered under Kuta South District along with Nusa Dua peninsula. Jimbaran lies on the 'neck' of the southern peninsula in Bali. The beach and the bay of Jimbaran offers small secluded areas, where tranquility and peace are the perfect antidote to a stressful world.

The land gently slopes away from the beach revealing exclusive celebrity haunts hidden under a canopy of leafy tropical forests. Jimbaran is the realm of luxury hotels, the likes of the Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay and the InterContinental Bali Resort & Spa.

Earth hour 2015 : Change Climate Change

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earth hour 2015
Earth Hour is a global movement uniting people to protect the planet. Towards the end of March every year, Earth Hour brings together communities from across the world celebrating a commitment to the planet by switching off lights for one designated hour.

Aim to achieve: Earth Hour aims to encourage an interconnected global community to share the opportunities and challenges of creating a sustainable world.

Ask people to do: Earth Hour encourages individuals, businesses and governments to show leadership on environmental solutions through their actions, to use Earth Hour as a platform to showcase to the world what measures they are taking to reduce their environmental impact. Earth Hour asks everyone to take personal accountability for their impact on the planet and make behavioural changes to facilitate a sustainable lifestyle. Taking the first step is as easy as turning off your lights. By switching off your lights for Earth Hour you are acknowledging and celebrating your commitment to do something more for the planet that goes beyond the hour.

Earth Hour 2015 will be held on
Saturday 28 March between 8.30PM and 9.30PM in your local time zone.
Earth Hour 2015 will mark the ninth year of the campaign. On March 31 2007, WWF-Australia inspired Sydney-siders to show their support for climate change action. More than 2.2 million individuals and 2,000 businesses turned their lights out for one hour in the first Earth Hour event.

Earth Hour only asks people to turn off the non-essential lights for one hour - not lights that affect public safety. Earth Hour is also a celebration of the planet so it’s important to enjoy the moment in a safe environment.

That is a decision that has to be made individually but usually the overhead lights in rooms (whether it is your house or a business), outdoor lighting that does not impact safety, computers, decorative lights, neon signs for advertising, televisions, desk lamps, the list goes on and on. There are a few lights we can say with certainty that should NOT be turned off, including safety lights in public spaces, lights for aviation guidance, traffic lights, security lights, just to name a few. We ask people to use common sense. Before you turn off any lights for public spaces Earth Hour recommends you check with local officials or community centres. In your own home, use common sense with respect to safety. Keep small night lights on for basic safety especially in halls and on stairs. Make sure you have alternative light sources handy before Earth Hour starts, like torches or flashlights. That way if you need to see, you have a light source close at hand, and you can still respect the spirit of Earth Hour and keep yourself and your family safe.



Earth Hour is more than annual event, however it culminates in an hour of inspiration held across the world towards the end of March each year. So come join with Earth Hour!

More info visit Earth Hour

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Bali Bird Park

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Overview:

Find yourself at the Bali Bird Park to witness the largest and finest collection of Indonesian birds in the world plus fantastic birds from Africa & South America.
Encompassing two hectares of botanical landscape, the park provides sanctuary to almost 1000 birds of 250 different species.
Our innovative approach towards the display of rare and tropical birds has progressed from traditional exhibits to that of showcasing mixed species in their natural habitats & in large walk in Aviaries and free range throughout the park.
The park accommodates an amazing display of flora with more then 2000 tropical plants including 50 varieties of palms alone and attracting numerous butterflies.
Incorporating a breeding, research and veterinary facility within the complex, the park has a high success rate in the captive reproduction of exotic birds such as the Bird. of Paradise and Hornbill.



To Do:

Join us for an adventure that has no boundaries as we take you on a journey across the Indonesian archipelago, Latin America and South Africa.
The park is divided into regions that recreate the natural habitats of our birds, complete with indigenous plant life and traditional artefacts for authenticity.
Experience the original Jungle birds of Bali and encounter the world's rarest bird, the Bali Starling.
Discover the exotic birds of Papua and one of the most comprehensive collections of Bird of Paradise in the whole world.
Travel to Far East Indonesia, home to an amazing array of birds as well as the extraordinary Komodo Dragon, a giant carnivorous lizard which is a direct descendant of the dinosaur and rarely seen in captivity.
See the fantastic Javan Hawk and Serpent Eagles - & listen to the sweet sounds of Java's song birds echoing through the foliage.
Visit the deep jungle and misty mountain ranges of Sumatra for rare and strange endemic birds.

Venture to other tropical continents to view our collection of South American exotics such as the Scarlet Macaw and Toucan, witness the Congo Grey Parrot and other birds of the African Savannah.
See Cassowaries, Cranes, Storks & Pelicans and many more birds as they wander freely living and breeding uninhibited throughout the park.
Stroll within the boundaries of our giant walk-through aviaries that replicate the natural eco-systems of the Bali Jungle and Papuan Rainforest.
Pathways and bridges are carved through the dense foliage where only filtered sunlight manages to penetrate the canopy of greenery overhead.

Several vantage points have been strategically positioned to catch glimpses of free flying birds as they follow their survival instincts of foraging for food, nesting and mating.
These protected enclosures safeguard rare species from outside predators, whilst still exposing them to the various aspects of living in the wild.
Within two hectares of Balinese landscape and a free range birds, Bali Bird Park is a popular place for:
* arranging a special program for family gatherings
* corporate programme
* group arrangements
* student group special education
* other creative competition such as photo shooting
* painting
* drawing, or
* annual gathering