Thursday, August 18, 2011

Beautiful Bali: Around the park

Bali's Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park has been touted one of the island's premier venues for artistic performances, exhibitions, and conferences. There are facilities for all types of outdoor events: the Amphitheatre, the Street Theatre, the Plaza Kura Kura, the Exhibition Gallery and the Lotus Pond area; the last venue said to be able to accomodate 7500 people. There are a number of cafes and restaurants which dish out Indonesia, Oriental, or International cuisine,too and Warung Nyoman is said to be one of the popular place to sample traditional Indonesian food and to enjoy a panoramic view of south Bali. If you fail to locate that, perhaps you'd still procure joy by looking around at the local ladies in their traditional sarong and kebaya.The kebaya, by the way is a traditional blouse-dress combination worn by women in Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Burma, Singapore and southern Thailand. The dress is Indonesia's national costume and is endemic to Java, Sudan and of course, Bali.

Can you spot the ladies in their traditional dress?

Traveling Tip: Watch what the locals wear!


Thomas C B Chua said...

Only hope that the innocence of the Balinese is not corrupted by their fellowmen from Acheh ! I spoke to my guide on this issue and was told that the locals do not like the Muslim Javanese. However, they are making inroads into Bali.

footiam said...

Our guide said the same thing. How can so many people be wrong?

Have another serving of Travel Pangs!