Sunday, October 18, 2015

Wonderfull time in Bali.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015NEW
Based on the very good appreciations on tripadvisor, we decided to get in touch with Gede to ask him to organize our roundtrip for 7 days around Bali. We were very pleased to realize that Gede was answering very quickly through WhatsApp and email, which is – compared to other guides we were in touch with – not a matter of course…for some it took days to answer. Gede responded to our wishes and helped us to work out our personalized round trip.

Our driver was Komang. He has a good command of English. Komang is a very nice, sincere and friendly person and a reliable driver. He was always on agreed time. Always smiling! He was very responsive and also very flexible regarding spontaneous changes in our program. He showed us places not included in our itinerary and revealed to us a different taste of Bali. We still can feel the taste of sweet potatoes we were offered at his parents place. Simple, but so delicious.
Komang made some useful and interesting suggestions that enriched our stay, give useful advices to avoid to be cheated at some popular touristic places and he always had cold fresh water for us in his car. We appreciate that very much! Komang really took a very good care of us!! One more thing that was very important for us – we had no forced shopping tours (we have heard that that is practiced by many guides…). Komang, thank you very much for a wonderful time in Bali!

Visited October 2015

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Rejang Dewa: A Sacred Dance to Welcome Gods’ Arrival

Rejang dance is a dance performed by the group of daughter, the dance is very simple (plain) which is usually danced in the temples at the time duration of a ceremony. This dance is performed with a full sense of hydrate, a full sense of devotion to the Lord Bhatari (goddess). The dancers dressed in ceremonial dress, dancing with the marching around temple pages or Pelinggih sometimes done by holding hands. Rejang dance is a dance movement is simple and graceful, by a dancer daughter (choise or mixture of various ages) who performed as a group or mass in the temple yard at the time duration of a ceremony. Can be accompanied by Gamelan Gong Kebyar or Gong Gede. Rejang dance, by the Balinese people is divided into several types based on social status of the dancers (Rejang Deha: danced by young girls), how to dance (Rejang Renteng: danced with scarves held each other), themes and accessories especially in headdress (Oyopadi Rejang, Rejang Galuh, Rejang Dewa, etc).
One common Rejang dances are danced at the ceremony will start at the Tanah Lot temple is Rejang Dewa. Rejang Dewa can only reply teenagers innocents danced, this dance at the pull more than 5 people with the head of young coconut leaf decorations. This dance is very sacred and no artist wrote modify this dance. So the Rejang dance imaginable Rejang currently match the original teachings of hereditary predecessors. At the ceremony in the Tanah Lot temple, Rejang Dewa dancers are girls who come from Beraban village.

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Thank you so much for Jurgita and family from Republic of Lituania has been using my service for 4 days during their holiday in Bali ...