Bali The Place of Heaven

Bali is an island and province of Indonesia. The province includes the island of Bali and a few smaller neighbouring islands, notably Nusa Penida. It is located at the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands, between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. Its capital of Denpasar is located at the southern part of the island.

With a population of 3,890,757 in the 2010 census, and currently 4,225,000 as at January 2014, the island is home to most of Indonesia’s Hindu minority. According to the 2010 Census, 84.5% of Bali’s population adhered to Balinese Hinduism, 12% to Islam, and most of the remainder followed Christianity.

Bali is the largest tourist destination in the country [citation needed] and is renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking, and music. Since the late 20th century, the province has had a rise in tourism.

Bali is part of the Coral Triangle, the area with the highest biodiversity of marine species. In this area alone over 500 reef building coral species can be found. For comparison, this is about 7 times as many as in the entire Caribbean. There is a wide range of dive sites with high quality reefs, all with their own specific attractions. Many sites can have strong currents and swell, so diving without a knowledgeable guide is inadvisable.

Many other activities are available from adventure tours (think rafting, quad bikes, hiking, cycling) to culinary (cooking classes, gourmet restaurants) to shopping and gallery hopping or just lazing on the beach.

LINKS
www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attractions-g294226-Activities-Bali.html
www.whatsnewbali.com
www.bali-indonesia.com/magazine
www.nowbali.co.id
www.thebalibible.com
www.bali-indonesia.com/events-calendar.htm

EVENTS

  • Bali Unite – Fusion Beach Festival– 31 July- 2 August
  • Bali triathlon – 23-24 May 2015

SPONSORSHIP
We are pleased to be able to support local charities and causes:

  • The Orang-utan Project – the world’s foremost orang-utan conservation organization. www.orangutan.org.au
  • The Rawinala Foundation is a Jakarta based educational and care facility for multi-disabled visually-impaired children. www.rotaryclubjakartacilandak.com/our-work
  • East Bali Poverty Project – EBPP is a non-profit organisation helping the thousands of people living in abject poverty without water, sanitation, roads, schools, health facilities and electricity in East Bali. www.eastbalipovertyproject.org
  • Wonthaggi Football and Netball Clubs, Victoria Australia