Vegetable Oil Price in Indonesia

Things become more expensive 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 world’s coconut oil. This condition of the increasing price of the vegetable oil […]

Paying for School Yourself

Motivated Students 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 becomes major priority especially for children at schooling age. Better or we can say higher […]

Unique Bali Traditions will they stay?

Sekaa Shanti Dharma Sraya singing Peshantian 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. It is a traditional Bali singing performance and the lyrics are taken from holy Hindu […]

In Bali, even the death must wait.

Ketut Luh Suci 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 mother’s bedroom. His mother had died. […]

Taman Sari Temple and Sandals

Generations of Sandal Keepers 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 Tilem (New Moon), the temple is crowded with praying people from all […]

Problems faced by young married couples in Bali

Too young and not yet ready 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 this kind of relationship. […]

Gender Equivalence in Bali Still Impossible?

Married, two children, a career, and now alone 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 am […]

Dokar, traditional transportation that will never die?

Horse and Carriage still going strong 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 motorbikes; and there are no trains and subways in Singaraja. […]

Bali Kopi or Brown Rice Coffee?

Healthy, Tasty or Both? 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 habits as him, he guesses. In […]