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Last additions - Vic & Nigel's Honeymoon - 13-30th Oct 2003
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The Kris dancers175 viewsThe Rangda put a spell on the soldiers which made them want to kill themselves using their Kris (sharp, wave-bladed knives). The Barong makes their bodies impervious to the blades.Nov 01, 2003
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The Rangda transforms into a bird247 viewsNov 01, 2003
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And Sadewa transforms into the Barong, a force for good.175 viewsNov 01, 2003
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.. but is bewitched by the Rangda234 viewsNov 01, 2003
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The Prime Minister arrives to save Sadewa236 viewsNov 01, 2003
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Temple in Little India, SIngapore185 viewsNov 01, 2003
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The view from our hotel room balcony173 viewsThis is looking to the eastNov 01, 2003
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The Rangda again, with a monkey on the left.280 viewsNov 01, 2003
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The Rangda prepares to kill Sadewa234 viewsNov 01, 2003
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The Rangda enters250 viewsCarried on the shoulders of her servantsNov 01, 2003
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Sadewa is tied up241 viewsThe Prime Minister's two servants take Sadewa to the forest and time him to a treeNov 01, 2003
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The Queen insists that Sadewa be taken to the forest and killed250 viewsNov 01, 2003
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The Queen with Sadewa, her son.247 viewsThe Rangda is visible in the backgroundNov 01, 2003
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Sadewa pleads with his mother for his life240 viewsThe part of Sadewa is played by girl (one of the two who earlier performed the Legong dance, I think)Nov 01, 2003
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The Prime Minister255 viewsNov 01, 2003
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The Queen241 viewsNov 01, 2003
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Two male dancers255 viewsI think these were supposed to be servants of the Prime MinisterNov 01, 2003
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Rangda attacks the Prime Minister293 viewsThe white-haired creature with long finger nails is the Rangda, a witch. Witches always wear stripey trousers (which should make them easy to spot).Nov 01, 2003
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The dance theatre at Batubulan257 viewsThe dance took place in a dedicated theatre. As far as I can tell this was a traditional Balinese theatre, with the split gate at the back of the stage, in front of a temple-like structure. The audience sits in tiered rows.Nov 01, 2003
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The other Legong dancer332 viewsNov 01, 2003
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One of the Legong dancers381 viewsNov 01, 2003
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Two dancers perform the Legong dance286 viewsNov 01, 2003
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Two dancers perform the Legong dance363 viewsNov 01, 2003
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Gamelan Orchestra471 viewsThe instruments are mostly bamboo percussion instruments but there are also flute-like wind instrumentsNov 01, 2003
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Traditional Balinese Dance288 viewsWe went to a Barong and Kris Dance. It started with a short piece about a tiger, a monkey and some woodcutters. After that two dancers came on.Nov 01, 2003
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Gamelan Orchestra349 viewsThe dances were accompanied by a gamelan orchestraNov 01, 2003
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Waves break on the shore at Tanah Lot257 viewsNov 01, 2003
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Looking towards our clifftop hotel from Tanah Lot beach246 viewsThe beach was mostly black volcanic sand, so wasn't much good for sunbathing or swimming. Le Meridien Nirwana hotel can only just be seen from the beach.Nov 01, 2003
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Tanah lot from further along the beach255 viewsNov 01, 2003
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Some people we met at Tanah Lot368 viewsThey wanted to take our photos, no idea why!Nov 01, 2003
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Sunset from Tanah Lot beach266 viewsNov 01, 2003
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Sunset from Tanah Lot beach278 viewsNov 01, 2003
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Tanah Lot271 viewsNov 01, 2003
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Other temples near Tanah Lot286 viewsThere are many other buildings and temples built on the shore near Tanah Lot, with quite a few shops and postcard sellers catering for tourists.Nov 01, 2003
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Sunset near Tanah Lot297 viewsNov 01, 2003
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Visitors to Tanah Lot277 viewsEach sunset sees many tourists and locals visiting Tanah Lot, as its location on the south-west coast of Bali makes it an idea location for viewing the sunsets. Under the cliffs on the right of the picture, holy coral snakes live, which you can see for a suitable donation.Nov 01, 2003
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Victoria on the beach at Tanah Lot526 viewsNov 01, 2003
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Tanah Lot as the sun sets362 viewsA picture taken from the beach near Tanah LotNov 01, 2003
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Tanah Lot again378 viewsAnother picture of Tanah Lot from the same locationNov 01, 2003
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Tanah Lot from the hotel416 viewsThe hotel was very close to Tanah Lot, one of the holiest Hindu temples in Bali. The temple is built on top of a rock, standing in the sea. This picture was taken from part of the golf course associated with the hotel.Nov 01, 2003
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