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Bali is a province of Indonesia. The province covers a few small neighbouring islands as well as the isle of Bali.

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Kit B (276)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 7:19 am
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Bali is a province of Indonesia. The province covers a few small neighboring islands as well as the isle of Bali. The main island is located in the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands, lying between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. It is one of the country's 34 provinces with the provincial capital at Denpasar towards the south of the island.

With a population recorded as 3,890,757 in the 2010 census, and currently 4.22 million, the island is home to most of Indonesia's Hindu minority. According to the 2010 Census, 83.5% of Bali's population adhered to Balinese Hinduism while most of the remainder followed Islam. Bali is also the largest tourist destination in the country and is renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking, and music. A tourist haven for decades, the city has seen a further surge in tourist numbers in recent years.

About Bali

Bali is in Indonesia and is 8 degrees south of the equator. The Island measures 153km by 112km.

Bali is known as the “last paradise on earth” and is the most popular tourist destination in the world. 2.57 million people visited last year. The country is known for its dancing, sculptures, paintings, leather, metal working and music.

The bali people speak balinese and indonesian. The population in 2010 was 3,891,000. 92% of the population are balinese hinduism.

The climate is tropical and they have two seaons. Dry season is from april to october and rainy season is from october to april.

Their currency is the rupiah. Popular foods they like to eat are white rice, pork, spicy vegetables and exotic fruit.

The capital of Bali is Denpasur which is near the southern coast. Holiday destinations include Kuta, Ubud and Sanur. Places of interest to visit are Bangli temple, mountain resort of Bedugal, cave temple of Goa Gagah, Mas the woodcarvers village and Celuk which is known for its gold and silver jewellry


The staple food of Bali is white, polished rice. Nowadays cooked rice (nasi) is of the fast growing "green-revolution" variety found everywhere in Asia. The traditional Balinese rice (beras Bali) tastes better, but is restricted to a few areas and is now mainly used as a ritual food. Other, less frequently grown varieties, are red rice (beras barak), black rice (ketan injin), sticky rice (ketan) and a type of dry rice (padi gaga) grown in the mountains. Rice consumption averages 0.5 kilo per day.

Many local vegetables grow in a semi-wild state. These include the leaves of several trees and shrubs, varieties of beans (including soybeans), water spinach (kangkung), the bulbs and leaves of the cassava plant, sweet potatoes, maize, etc. ne flower and trunk of the banana tree, young jackfruits (nangka), breadfruits (sukun, timbul) and papayas may also be cooked as vegetables. Foreign vegetables such as cabbage and tomatoes are now commonly found also.

Though they form a major part of the diet, vegetables are considered low-status; high status foods are rice and meat. Because it expensive, however, meat is reserved for ritual occasions. Surprisingly, fish plays a relatively minor role as a source of protein. Though the seas surrounding Bali are rich, the Balinese are not avid fishermen, as the sea is considered dangerous and impure.


Kit B (276)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 7:20 am

This is a little detour from our usual travels, I hope you like BALI, considered paradise on earth.

Cher C (1430)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 7:22 am

thnx for doing these travel video/articles hun!!

Probably the only way I will get to see most of these places!! lol


Nicole W (646)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 7:49 am
thank you Kit

Michela M (3964)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 10:44 am

I like Bali, I've been there twice.
But with a period span of 15 years. My opinion is that the 1st time was more "real" not so much "contaminated" by the feeling "we are modern also" like the Western Countries, with traffic, pollution, etc etc... People from Italy (Milan) everywhere......The 1st time you happened to see a countryman leading his geese along the street, or countrypeople bathing close to the street, in the woods......
It was more characteristic.

JL A (281)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 11:32 am
Explains and shows why it was the model for the Broadway musical South Pacific. Thanks Kit!

Monica T (278)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 2:31 pm
I've been to Bali twice... I have a great time on bot occasions...
Thanks for posting, Kit!

Pat B (356)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 5:05 pm
Beautiful video.!!! Now I see why it's called, 'Paradise on Earth'. Thank you, Kit for our tour of Bali. ;-)

Kit B (276)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 5:11 pm

I guess there is a negative to this beautiful place. In the rush to build more hotels to accommodate more tourists, they have polluted the island water supply and must bring in fresh water by ship.

Vicky P (476)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 10:07 pm
love these about different countries you put up, makes me want to travel to them all the more :)

Jaime A (52)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 2:52 am

Colin Hope (243)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 3:55 am
Noted, thanks Kit!!

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 5:04 pm
Thanks Kit 4 this beautiful tour of Bali---sadly it's very corrupt and the beaches are somewhat polluted and this was a few years ago...looking forward to the next trip!
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