As Bali changes from a sleepy agriculturally- based island living its culture on a daily basis, to a dynamic tourism-based resort replacing the traditional with modern and Balinese culture with Western lifestyle, I decided that we needed to record as much as possible for the future. Who better to turn to than the exceptionally talented Jill Gocher whose ability to capture life beautifully with her camera is outstanding. The result, in the pages of this book, is Bali away from the tourist track where life continues as it has for centuries. But even this has another side, another aspect: the myths and legends that underlie so much of Balinese culture. For this we turned to immensely talented historian, art critic and art custodian Jean Couteau, who has been regularly writing on aspects of Balinese culture and belief in NOW! Bali. So this marvellous combination of talents came together to create “Secret Bali”, to bring the “seen” and the “unseen” elements of Balinese life together in these pages.
Beyond the Bali known from idyllic images of Hollywood movies and five-star resort holidays are the secret lives of men and women who flock to the island from around the world in search of new beginnings. Not all find the bliss and peace they hope for. Island Secrets is a collection of stories about lives fraught with scandal, conflict, heartache and despair. A western wife of a Balinese man enjoys a happy marriage and all the trappings of island wealth but the arrival of a man from home throws her life into turmoil as she surrenders to his seduction. A successful middle-aged ad exec leaves his family to become an artist; he lives an enviable life with a beautiful woman half his age but he soon finds himself weary of paradise. A recently divorced woman goes on a solo holiday and is irresistibly drawn to an attractive young man of dubious intentions. Bali-resident Alwin Blum offers up vignettes of Bali with characters who navigate their new lives in the sunshine and tropical splendour of the island while harbouring darkness within. Some stay for a season, others for the rest of their days. Some come to forget through sensual escapades, while others re-invent themselves to fit with the brand-new lives they have created.
This memoir of a family torn apart by an unthinkable betrayal lays bare an astonishing truth at the heart of an island the world cherishes as "The Last Paradise." When a young American traveler falls in love with and marries a beautiful Balinese girl, all the promise of "The Morning of the World" seems to await. But twenty years later and far too late, he discovers the awful purpose behind the elaborate Hindu ceremonies arranged by his wife at the birth of their children. While he struggles to make sense of the destruction of his family, Balinese friends warn of long-term plans, of black magic, of fraudulent documents, false Hindu ceremonies, collusion by members of the Bali community, the courts, the police, public prosecutors-even his own attorneys-in a combination known in Indonesia as a "Law Mafia." A few close Balinese friends stand with him, helping guide him through the sekala and niskala-the Balinese visible and invisible worlds-but stakes and tensions continue to rise until he faces a possibly fatal decision: dare he fight for his and his children's identities, or must he accept his friends' increasingly urgent advice to flee with his children ahead of plans for murder? The cases behind this book remain unresolved and at the center of ongoing struggles between forces of reform in Indonesia's capital of Jakarta, and the tightly-closed legal and social systems, both native and expatriate, of Bali. A website, uluwatu.com, forms an integral companion to the book. Whether read as a thriller or as a window into the fascinating and complex cultures of Indonesia, the tragedy and hope at the heart of this story propel a gripping read.
JIT can’t be bothered with school. His mum’s new boyfriend is doing his head in, and the last thing on his mind is dealing with lessons and homework. He needs the gang’s help, and fast . . . SUKY and Imi have been going out for ages. But there’s trouble in paradise – namely, Suky’s strict parents. A whole load of drama is about to kick off . . . Two great stories from the Devana High gang.
Book cheap 4 star Kuta hotel deals in Bali for $25 and other great tips
Author: Roger J Wadham
Publisher: Roger Wadham
Bali really is paradise. I boarded a plane to spend 30 days in Kuta, the heart of Bali, but even before leaving the airport I’d been ripped off for $40, the first time of many. Avoiding the scams isn’t easy. Bali Travel Secrets 2014 is a fact packed ebook, saving $1,000 a week on budget Bali hotels. In 30 days I visited 45 Kuta hotels, so if you need to book cheap Kuta hotel deals then how about a choice of 4 little known, beautiful, near oceanside 4 star hotels with pools for $25 – $30 per night, or backpackers for $5, instead of the $187 per night I was sucked into by booking before I travelled? Many of us are modest budget travellers, this is the best value ebook you’ll ever buy, guaranteed. Bali Travel Secrets 2014: Instant download: just $22.50
Highly acclaimed for its cultural art forms - the enchanting beauty of Bali is reflected in its unique cuisine. The book uncovers the mysteries of the Balinese cuisine that has been little explored before Chef Heinz von Holzen stepped foot on the island. Together with American author and Balinese cultural authority Fred Eisman Jr who has written several books on Bali's culture, Chef von Holzen delves further into the food culture of Bali, uncovering spices, ingredients and cooking techniques and unveils them all in this cookbook.
For a tiny island in the world's largest archipelago, Bali is blessed with astonishing diversity, with ancient temples, hedonistic beach parties, world-class surfing and isolated villages that continue to maintain artistic traditions and ancient customs. Explore Bali is a brand new guide and the ideal pocket companion when discovering the island: a full-colour guide containing 12 easy-to-follow routes, taking in Bali's cultural hub of Ubud and the Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave) to the white-sand, crystal-clear waters of Nusa Lembongan and colourful temple festivals. Insight's trademark cultural coverage perfectly sets the routes in context, with introductions to Balinese cuisine, traditional crafts, entertainment ranging from the Negara bull races to elegant temple dances, outdoor activities, and key historical dates. Each route guides you through an interesting area with clear directions, a detailed map and authentic places to eat and drink along the way. The directory section contains a wealth of practical information including a language guide and a range of carefully selected hotels to suit all budgets. All routes are also plotted on the pull-out map. Whether you are new to the region or a repeat visitor, and however long your stay, Explore Bali will help you discover the very best of this seductive, compact island.
Paint your own picture of these paradise isles -- covered markets in Denpasar, beachfront villas in Sanur, homestays in the Ubud rice paddies, rave clubs in Kuta, dive sites in the Gili Islands -- or let us do it for you, with all-new color photos and completely revised coverage. Our expert authors bring you honest opinions and lively reviews, as well as special information for outdoors enthusiasts, vegetarian travelers, art lovers, and indigenous crafts collectors.
The Declassified British Secret Files on the Southern Cameroons
Author: Carlson Anyangwe
Publisher: African Books Collective
Among the material are treaties concluded by Britain with Southern Cameroons coastal Kings and Chiefs; and the boundary treaties of the Southern Cameroons, treaties defining the frontiers with Nigeria to the west and the frontier with Cameroun Republic to the east. The book contains documents that attest to the Southern Cameroons as a fully self-governing country, ready for sovereign statehood. These include debates in the Southern Cameroons House of Assembly; and the various Constitutions of the Southern Cameroons. The book also reproduces British declassified documents on the Southern Cameroons covering the three critical years from 1959 to 1961, documents which speak to the inglorious stewardship of Great Britain in the Southern Cameroons. This book removes lingering doubts in some quarters that the people of the Southern Cameroons were cheated of independence. Its contents are further evidence of their inalienable right and sacred duty to assert their independence.
For centuries, Asian women have relaxed and beautified themselves with exotic therapies derived from the materials of nature; plants, herbs, minerals, clays, and flowers. Until now, Western women could only experience these pleasures by taking expensive trips to professional spas. In Asian Secrets of Health, Beauty, and Relaxation, Sophie Benge, an Asian beauty expert, supplies all the tools for experiencing luxurious Asian beauty treatments at home, including inexpensive, easy-to-follow recipes for soothing facials, relaxing aromatherapy baths, invigorating body scrubs, healthy food and drink recipes, remedies for specific ailments, and more. Now readers can spend a lavish day at the spa without leaving their house. All the treatments in Asian Secrets of Health, Beauty, and Relaxation are natural and gentle to the body. readers can lie back and enjoy the benefits of a spa in their own homes.
An Influencers Guide to the Secrets of Travel Photography in Bali
Author: Rikki Carman
From millennials to baby boomers, people are opting out of a conventional lifestyle and choosing to travel. Bali is a place of freedom, tranquility, adventure, and community. Like-minded individuals come from all over the world looking to explore the natural beauty Indonesia has to offer. This guide was written for couples, solo travelers, and families who are looking to live the Instagram dream. Hundreds of stunning high-resolution photos capture the feel of each area.The beautiful locations featured in this book include pristine beaches, thundering waterfalls, dramatic mountains, thrilling rope swings and picturesque jungle landscapes. Learn how to tell compelling visual stories from Rikki (@RikkiCarman) and Julia (@ChasingJuliaWild).
In the 1960s and 1970s, Third World governments prescribed and imposed a certain kind of journalism variously called 'objective' journalism or 'development journalism'. They understood this as journalism restricted to reporting 'facts' as dished out by their propagandists and did not tolerate the questioning of government policy. By 'development journalism', they meant the mere reporting of government efforts to provide services, amenities and infrastructures and the singing of praises anytime a bridge was inaugurated, irrespective of whether it was well-built or whether the contract to build was awarded according to the norms of transparency and probity. This one-sided journalism was prevalent especially in state-owned media and media practitioners in the few private news publications that existed who did not toe the line were subjected to constant harassment and incarceration. However, with the coming of well-trained journalism graduates into the scene in the 1970s and the advent of global liberalization in the late 1980s and 1990s, daring journalists like Sam-Nuvala Fonkem thought it was time to take the bull by the horn and start taking a more critical look at government pronouncements, matching policy statements with real action in the field; in short, moving from 'objective' journalism to interpretative and investigative journalism. This collection of Sam-Nuvala Fonkem's writings is a sampling of the fruit of that new spirit to dare where angels hitherto feared to tread, to hold public officials to account and to expose the falsehood cached behind the political masquerade of the ruling class.
THIS EDITION OF THE SECRETS OF SUCCESS AT WORK IS NOT OUT OF PRINT. AN UPDATED NEW EDITION IS NOW AVAILABLE. Doing well in your career is as much dependent on what techniques you use as it is about how much talent you have. Your career depends on making smart choices. The Secrets of Success at Work gives you tips on things to do, think about and avoid that put pounds in your wallet and a swagger in your stride, including: * How to manage your time, how to set priorities and how to spend enough time with your colleagues. * How to market yourself. * How to make sure everyone knows what you can do and what you stand for. * How to get on with your peers and your bosses. * How to be a force for optimism and a source of energy. * And finally how to get stuff done and earn the reputation of being a 'get-it-done' as well as a 'can-do' person.
Or Seven Books of Wisdom of the Great Path, According to the Late L=ama Kazi Dawa-Samdup's English Rendering
Author: W. Y. Evans-Wentz
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Social Science
Books, audiotapes, and classes about yoga are today as familiar as they are widespread, but we in the West have only recently become engaged in the meditative doctrines of the East--only in the last 70 or 80 years, in fact. In the early part of the 20th century, it was the pioneering efforts of keen scholars like W. Y. Evans-Wentz, the late editor of this volume, that triggered our ongoing occidental fascination with such phenomena as yoga, Zen, and meditation. Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines--a companion to the popular Tibetan Book of the Dead, which is also published by Oxford in an authoritative Evans-Wentz edition--is a collection of seven authentic Tibetan yoga texts that first appeared in English in 1935. In these pages, amid useful photographs and reproductions of yoga paintings and manuscripts, readers will encounter some of the principal meditations used by Hindu and Tibetan gurus and philosophers throughout the ages in the attainment of Right Knowledge and Enlightenment. Special commentaries precede each translated text, and a comprehensive introduction contrasts the tenets of Buddhism with European notions of religion, philosophy, and science. Evans-Wentz has also included a body of orally transmitted traditions and teachings that he received firsthand during his fifteen-plus years of study in the Orient, findings that will interest any student of anthropology, psychology, comparative religion, or applied Mah=ay=ana Yoga. These seven distinct but intimately related texts will grant any reader a full and complete view of the spiritual teachings that still inform the life and culture of the East. As with Evans-Wentz's other three Oxford titles on Tibetan religion, which are also appearing in new editions, this third edition of Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines features a new foreword by Donald S. Lopez, author of the recent Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West.
In this follow-up to his chart-topping "Bali Raw", Malcolm Scott strips off the island’s sunny veneer to reveal its dark and dirty underbelly, taking the reader where no tourist guide ever will. Take a walk through the night streets of Kuta Beach to meet its wild and willing hookers, its dolled-up trannies and desperate college girls, and discover first hand all the sexy and sleazy secrets that the island hides by day. Creep through grimy alleyways awash with drugs and thugs and corrupt cops, and hang out in seedy bars full of cheap booze, rowdy pimps and bloody fist fights. Sneak a peek into the private lives of shifty locals and wide-eyed Australian tourists, and enjoy a voyeur’s view of the deceit, drama and everything else the island is afraid to show us. In yet another steamy exposé of Bali and its sins and secrets, Bali Undercover suggests why the island may no longer be paradise, but a paradise lost.
Focusing on the principal mediations used by Hindu and Tibetan gurus and philosophers, this companion volume to "Tibetan Book of the Dead" contains seven authentic Tibetan yoga texts, each accompanied by introductory notes and commentary. Includes photos and reproductions of yoga paintings and manuscripts. 9 halftones.