Friday, April 25, 2008
Upon arrival at Lobby Barong, visitors can view Javan leopards, Sinyulong crocodiles and many varieties of fish. From there they venture past the Hindu Temple to the traditional market, steeped in Balinese atmosphere. Here Balinese dance classes are held in the Bale Banjar (see schedule for times) there are Barong dances performed in the market (see schedule) and dance performances in the Uma Restaurant (see schedule). Children's pony rides are also available here.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
The Ubud market (Psar Thmeia) is open each day and occupies the central area of the village. It has mix of traditional produce and modern goods including fashion items and artworks of all sorts. The market also sells an amazing assortment of foods. Be prepared to bargain.
(photo and description: pjwar)
Monday, April 21, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
A local garden statuary dreamer found in a local friends yard...I believe it is from Indonesia...I'd like to think that it's dreams are of peaceful things that heal even the most wounded of souls. Peace Be With You who look upon it. (;~)>(photo and description:
This is the 200th post of this blog! Wow:)
Friday, April 18, 2008
The original name of this food is called He Fan Mi Fen (chinese-modern pronunciation). In Indonesia, people call it Wok Fen Bihun. It's one of the popular Chinese-Indonesian foods. Many Indonesians such as Batak people also like this food. It's usually made of rice vermicelli with egg creamy soup, shrimps, chicken, meatballs and vegetables. And, it tastes great!
Thursday, April 17, 2008
This old lady used to be a servant to Queen of Rende (a kingdom village in East Sumba ruled by a queen). After she's retired, her descendants replaced her. In the past, if the Queen dies the servants have to follow the queen, accompaniying her journey to heaven. Means their were slayed together with a big number of cattles so that their souls could still serve the queen. It is said that the government has banned the ritual. (Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia)