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Galungan

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Galungan is a Balinese holiday celebrating the victory of dharma over adharma. It marks the time when the ancestral spirits visit the Earth. The last day of the celebration is Kuningan, when they return. The date is calculated according to the 210-day Balinese calendar.

Galungan marks the beginning of the most important recurring religious ceremonies. The spirits of deceased relatives who have died and been cremated return to visit their former homes, and the current inhabitants have a responsibility to be hospitable through prayers and offerings. The most obvious sign of the celebrations are the penjor – bamboo poles weighed down by offerings suspended at the end. These can be seen by the side of roads. A number of days around the Kuningan day itself have special names, with particular activities being organized.

Name of day Activities
3 days before Penyekeban Cooking of bananas for offerings
2 days before Penyajaan Making of jaja (fried rice cakes)
1 day before Penampahan Slaughtering of pigs and turtles for feasts
1 day after Manis Galungan Visiting family
10 days after Kuningan Prayers, offerings – spirits return to heaven
11 days after Manis Kuningan Fun

Galungan begins on the Wednesday (Buda) of Dunggulan, the 11th week of the 210-day pawukon calendar. This means that there are often two celebrations per solar year. Dates for 2012-2014 are as follows:

Year Galungan Kuningan
2012 February 1 February 11
2012 August 29 September 8
2013 March 27 April 6
2013 October 23 November 2
2014 May 21 May 31

DFS Galleria Bali & Mal Bali Galeria

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

DFS Galleria Bali免税店和相邻的巴厘岛南部最大购物中心Mal Bali Galeria位于库塔海滩以东不远处,步行可至,但中间隔了条大马路,所以通常都需要搭车过去。

DFS Galleria Bali

DFS Galleria Bali

DFS Galleria Bali提供了免费的士和巴士服务。

免费巴士的时刻表如下图,从金巴兰、库塔等南部多个地点的酒店接送乘客,离店乘客则需要凭当日购物单在服务柜台订位。

DFS Galleria Bali Free Shuttle Bus Service

DFS Galleria Bali

乘客也可打的到DFS Galleria Bali免税店,得到的士费用报销,但请提及优惠代码“WEB”,最新更新见官网优惠信息页面

免税店的东西当然贵,有的日用品比巴厘岛其他超市贵好几倍。

而就在DFS Galleria Bali免税店旁边就是巴厘岛这一带最大的购物中心Mal Bali Galleria,里面的Hypermart超市价格就便宜多了,虽然不算巴厘岛最便宜的超市,但商品齐全,而且促销的商品价格很给力。

NIVEA body lotion IDR 5866
100毫升妮维雅润肤露3元人民币

NIVEA Sun Blocker IDR 50925
100毫升妮维雅防晒霜SPF 30的,27元人民币

Watermelon IDR 7375
西瓜,不到4元人民币

Chicken Heads IDR 4118
鸡头一盒2元人民币

当然Mal Bali Galeria里面不光只有一个超市,还有好多好多的餐厅(含星巴克)和一些其他商店,而且绝大多数区域都被免费Wi-fi覆盖,不需要密码就可以用,有的地方还有充电插头。

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DFS Galleria Bali: -8.723173, 115.182552
Mal Bali Galeria: -8.723491, 115.184398
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DFS Galleria Bali, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
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Indonesia Visa On Arrival

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Visa On Arrival, Jakarta T2

以下这些国家的护照持有人抵达印度尼西亚(含巴厘岛)可以办理落地签证,中国护照也不例外。

List of VISA ON ARRIVAL Countries

大家只要走到VOA这个地方,在第一个柜台交钱就能拿到收据,然后在旁边第2个柜台就有人给你贴上签证,甚至盖好章,然后就可以去提行李出机场了。

落地签证允许游客停留30天,现金价格25美元。在雅加达机场T2等处你也可以用VISA或万事达信用卡支付,当天柜台给我的报价是298700印尼盾(具体数额会跟随当日汇率浮动),比25美元高出约3%。

如果以现金支付,但没有零钱,那么找给你的钱将以印尼盾给你,比如你给他40美元,他找给你150000印尼盾(汇率会损失一些,但可以立刻拿到当地货币零用钱)
Visa On Arrival, Jakarta T2