Bersembahyang Sambil Jalan-jalan ke Menjangan

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Pulau Menjangan

Seekor menjangan berdiri di pasir menyambut kami ketika baru berlabuh di dermaga selatan Pulau Menjangan Rabu (14/10) kemarin. Hewan seukuran anjing besar itu sepertinya masih muda. Sebab selain wajahnya yang masih imut-imut juga karena dia belum bertanduk sama sekali.

Menjangan itu berdiri di atas pasir putih. Dia sesekali melihat ke arah kami. Dia terlihat mencari air untuk minum karena berkali-kali memasukkan mulutnya ke air laut. Hewan pemakan rumput itu terlihat agak aneh di antara pasir, karang, dan air membiru di pulau yang sedang kering kerontang karena enam bulan tanpa hujan tersebut.

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Holidaying while learning something at Bali Botanical Garden

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Anton Muhajir,  Contributor,  Bedugul | Tue, 11/11/2008 10:54 AM | Supplement

During their one and a half years in Bali, Rogier Eijkens and his family have gone to Bedugul six times for a holiday. For Eijkens, a Dutch citizen residing in Padanggalak Sanur, holidaying in Bedugul is much better than going to Kuta, Sanur, Nusa Dua and the like.

“If we come here for a holiday, my kids can learn about nature,” said Eijkens, who has two children with his Indonesian wife. In Bedugul, he went on, visitors can learn about plants, for example, the species, where the plants come from and what they are useful for.

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Muslim village, Balinese culture

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Anton Muhajir, Contributor, Buleleng | Thu, 09/25/2008 1:07 PM | Surfing Bali

Night descended slowly on Pegayaman, a village nestled in a hilly region in the southern part of Buleleng. The quiet ambience was gradually filled with the noise of people getting ready to break their fast.

Groups of children walked along the village’s dusty main road. In their hands were plastic bags filled with cakes and fruits. They chatted animatedly as they delivered the plastic bags to the homes of their relatives and neighbors.

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'Nyenggol' tradition enlivens Ramadhan at Pegayaman

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Anton Muhajir, Contributor, Buleleng | Sat, 09/20/2008 11:36 AM | Bali

After breaking fast and conducting evening prayer, Nyoman Alvin Gautama, 7, and his sister Made Eva Nadya, 12, hurriedly left their house, carrying with them their precious merchandise.

It was a large sheet of white paper upon which the two kids had fastened various candies, crackers, sachets of instant powdered drinks — things that children would love to get their hands on.

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Antek Soeharto Bernama Hartono

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Kita telah mendapat restu dan bimbingan dari Bapak Pembangunan, Bapak Jenderal Haji Muhammad Soeharto,” seru Raden Hartono, Ketua Umum Partai Karya Peduli Bangsa (PKPB). Sekitar tiga ribu massa partainya menjawab dengan teriakan, “Hidup Pak Harto! Hidup Pak Harto!”

Tiga orang terlihat mengomando massa untuk berteriak sambil mengacungkan kepalan ke arah atas depan, diagonal, bukan ke atas. Hartono diam sejenak ketika massanya terus berteriak. Teriakan itu terdengar bergemuruh riuh.

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Tali Kasih Menuai Protes

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Meski diwarnai protes dari kalangan lembaga swadaya masyarakat (LSM), DPRD Buleleng tetap bagi-bagi uang tali kasih. Mereka juga jalan-jalan ke Indiia hingga 15 Maret mendatang.

Kepastian adanya uang tali kasih (demikian namanya) tersebut berdasarkan rapat paripurna DPRD Buleleng dan Bupati Buleleng pada Kamis dua pekan lalu. Bupati Buleleng Putu Bagiada menyampaikan bahwa Pemkab Buleleng memberikan uang tali kasih sebesar Rp 85 juta per orang.

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