Balinese People Today

Life in Bali, as it is

This section of our News contains snap shots of life in Bali. The daily life of 'ordinary' people, mostly in the area of North Bali. The stories are written by Diah and Desi, two young Balinese women, exclusively for BPI. They also contribute to the Local Bali News section.

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Vegetable Oil Price in Indonesia
Recently, the price of some basic commodities has increased. One of the basic commodities which price is increasing is vegetable oil. The increasing price of vegetable oil in Indonesia is generally due to the increasing price of the ... read more....

Paying for School Yourself
Poverty has forced people no matter their age, religion, status, or caste to work harder and get a better life. Better life means better food, better housing, better source of living, and better education. The last mentioned now ... read more....

Unique Bali Traditions will they stay?
Bali is an island filled with unique traditions, arts, cultures, and beautiful performances. Dances, play, songs and traditional music performances found in Bali have so many variations. One of the singing performances is kekawin. ... read more....

In Bali, even the death must wait.
That Sunday evening, Ngadeg was watching television. His wife was in the kitchen and his 12 year old daughter was preparing snacks and a meal for her excursion on the next day. Then, he was surprised by the cry of his wife in his ... read more....

Taman Sari Temple and Sandals
Taman Sari temple is one of the ancient temples in Buleleng. It is located in Kampung Baru village, right on the sea shore. In every occasion of ceremonies and holy days like Galungan, Kuningan, Pagerwesi, Purnama (Full moon), and ... read more....

Problems faced by young married couples in Bali
Marriage is a holy unity between man and woman. People try to find the best partner with who they will spend the rest of their life together. But sometimes there are also marriages in which the man or woman is not ready yet to have ... read more....

Gender Equivalence in Bali Still Impossible?
My name is Ayu. I am married and have two children, a handsome little boy and a nice little girl. I work as an officer in one of the developing Finance Companies in Buleleng. My career is getting better from time to time, and now I ... read more....

Dokar, traditional transportation that will never die?
Nowadays, people tend to choose the usage of things that are more practical, fast (no time wasting) and cheap. This is also true for the means of transportation that they use. Streets are now crowded with cars, buses, and ... read more....

Bali Kopi or Brown Rice Coffee?
Every morning he drinks coffee made by his wife. It is a habit. He thinks he has been addicted. If one day he does not drink a glass of coffee, he will feel sick. He likes Balinese coffee. Most of Balinese people have the same ... read more....

Earthquake and Tsunami SMS Hoax in Bali
The ring tone of my mobile phone woke me up in the middle of the night. It’s just an SMS, short massage service. I ignored the SMS. I was so tired after completing the project that should be submitted on the next day to the ... read more....

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