||When the rival other kingdoms in south Bali were defeated by the Dutch in 1900, Badung Kingdom gained an expansive links trade. But it was last only for six years as Badung was finally invaded in 1906 through a massive battle known as Puputan Badung. The battle is commemorated by a large statue in Denpasar's central Puputan Square. Baliís capital of city Denpasar was part of Badung regency but since the area split into two Badung and Denpasar remain two different regency. Badung regency then still covers Nusa Dua, Jimbaran,Kuta and Mengwi
- Benoa, Port
An essential port on the southern part of Denpasar for ships delivering
container from or out of Bali. It is also the departing harbor for
tourist ships that cruise to nearby islands, Lembongan, Nusa Penida, The
Gilis and also Lombok.
An extension of Kuta beach development as a beach resort, Canggu offer a
perfect escape from the tourist crowd. Many private villas or Balinese
style cottage built with a blend view of rice terrace and ocean. Most of
the villas are built and own by expatriate but many of them available
for short or long term lease.
- Kuta Beach
The surfer's paradise where any tourist need except quite place are
comfortably available. Kuta will still a live by all the pubs and
nightclubs until 4. Amazingly, amongst those tourist hustle and bustle,
a religious ritual rites and procession are not rare things to witness.
- Nusa Dua
The most exclusive and well-planned tourist resort in Bali. Rows of
international change hotels reside within a well-maintain resort. Before
it turned into tourist resort in 1970s, the spot was a quite and dry
fishermen village. Unlike at present time, it was not expensive and
attractive place to live back then. Beside the luxurious tourist amenities
provided, the main attraction is the white sandy beach. Further north
outside of the organized Nusa Dua area, Tanjung Benoa provides extensive
choice of water sports.
Consider as the biggest monkey sanctuary in Bali, the sacred monkeys
live within the forest of towering 30-meter-tall tress. The monkeys that
divided into several groups are aggressive therefore beware of your
- Serangan, Island
A 73 hectare island located just 250 meters off the southeast coast of
Bali. Also known as turtle island, Serangan island is the resident of
Pura Sakenan, one of the most visited temple for religious purpose on
the southern part. According to the legend Pura Sakenan was founded in
the 10th century by wanderer-priest Mpu Kuturan. The island can be reach
by boat either from Sanur, Suwung, or Tanjung Benoa in Nusa Dua. Since a
road has been built as part of exclusive resort project on the island,
now it can be access by car, make a right turn in east of Benoa harbor
- Jimbaran Beach
A fishermen village just 5 minutes drive from the international airport
of Denpasar. Hundreds of fresh sea food restaurants are stroll on the
beach where Bali's best seafood can be tasted. Everybody has their
favorite restaurant here but what they offer is relatively similar, it
usually come with fried peanuts, five type of 'sambals', a basket of
steam rice, Balinese vegetable of 'plecing'and sliced fruit for desert.
Diners are given opportunity to choose their fish, shrimp or crab from
the aquarium in front of each restaurant. Once you find a good fresh
fish with a good deal then go for it. If not then continue your quest.
- Taman Ayun, Temple
The original structure of the temple is built in 1634 by King of Mengwi
then restored and enlarged again in 1937. The pool surrounding the
complex give impression the temple is floating. A smaller pool with
lotus flower is built within the inner sanctum. The middle part of the
temple is occupied with impressive high building for 'kulkul' the
hollowed wooden bell, meanwhile the outer part is beautified by trim
- Uluwatu, Temple
In line with the name, Uluwatu, the Head of the Stone, the temple is located in the edge stone cliff in southern part of Bali. It will give an impressive picturesque view especially on the sunset time. The three courtyards are surrounded by hard weathered white coral. The guardian gate in the middle courtyard has similar appearance of East Javanese temple architecture. The sacred resident monkeys are smart enough to steel you belonging even from your pocket, so beware. Perhaps inspired by the monkey, since few years ago a weekly Kecak Dance is perform here for tourist.