A Short Background On The Island Of Bali

Bali is an Indonesian island that is well endowed with a rich culture. The whole island covers a footprint of 5,632 square kilometers. With this, the island stretches ninety miles from east to the west and a drive from the north to the south will get you covering about fifty-five miles

There are nice hotels in Bali that will make your tour as comfortable and memorable as possible. Imagine coming back to perch there after touring the entire island.

Bali has greatly evolved, if you consider the previous state it was in, before the settlers immigrated from china. To date, the population has ballooned to over 3 million people, a nice mix of both Hindus and Muslim locals.

The coastal areas in the South are popular with people. However, Despansar is the capital of the whole island and holds a population of over 370,000.

There are thousands of jobs out of which the people of Bali can earn their bread. About one-half of Bali’s economy stems form textiles, handicraft trade and clothing, which is then sold to markets abroad.

A general look at the hotel and tourist industry and you will agree that it is booming. Bali is a tourist destination and the popular spots include Kuta, Sanur, Seminyak, Jimbaran, and Nusa Dua. These places are buzzing with activities like mountain climbing paragliding, cruising, rafting which are all ideal for one who wants to spend time away from busy schedules and unwind.

If you keep abreast with world affairs, you may remember the terrorist attacks in October 2002 also dubbed the ‘Bali bombings’. These caused great devastation locally. People lost assets and lives were lost. This naturally had a great effect on those people who had been planning to go there to visit. There is a constant fear that history may do the comeback.

The Balinese people are a hardworking and forward-looking lot. Their level of determination allows them to rise up once again and despite it all, get things running and look for better days ahead.
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Gamelan Bali (Balinese Gamelan) – Traditional Music

Bali Island is one of the thousands islands constructing the Indonesian Archipelago that has long been famous as a leading tourist destination in South Pacific or even in the world for its exotic and vibrant art and culture, natural beauties and the hospitality of the people.

Balinese Gamelan music is similar to Javanese Gamelan music. The music is in cycle too, however, it is usually faster. One of the characteristic of Balinese gamelan music is that, it has a lot of sudden changes in tempo and dynamics. Like the Javanese gamelan, the instruments in Balinese gamelan includes metallophones and gongs. However, there are more metallophones than gongs in Balinese gamelan. The metal keys in Balinese metallophones are ticker than those of Javanese. These Balinese metallophones produce very bright sound. Another characteristic of Balinese Gamelan music is the used of cymbals. These cymbals create fast rattling sound that usually cannot be found in Javanese Gamelan music.

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