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Guide and Tips when riding an overseas taxi

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Use a taxi can usually be secure. It is safer than traveling around through the subway. However, there are things, terrible things that can occur when riding an overseas cab. There has been information of hijack by taxi drivers in which you have to be alert. Before enter any kind of vehicle, think about your safety first and then be aware of your environment when traveling particularly when you are on your own.

Tip number 1 – Find a taxi stand.

If you just came out of the airport, you can easily locate taxi stands just about and near the spot. It possible a bit similar to what you have in your state. You just have to become aware of the congregating taxis under a sign that you cannot read and that would probably be it. If unsure, ask a police person. In general terms, only cabs that are authorized by the government to board passengers are the ones that can park under these stands. This also means that the taxi driver is licensed. Never let drivers that are aggressive to win you over. They might have another intention than bringing you to your destination.

Tip number 2 – Recognize something about the place where you are heading.

Traveler should have even the slightest idea regarding your destination. if required, try to avoid shortcuts because this can confuse your memory and lead to another street that you are unfamiliar with. Become aware of If you are heading south and the taxi is going opposite direction, be determined to ask or otherwise make the cab stop for if not, juts jump out of your seat and ask for help.

Tip number 3 – Monitor for taxi similarities.

Glance at the color of the cab. Is it he same with others? Do they have certain similarities that can assure you of some firm facts that the cab is really safe? You can never trust a taxi that seems different from the others because in some area, thieves use fake cabs to get your money.

Tip number  4 – Keep your luggage close.

If you are traveling on your own and your are carrying a really big and heavy bags, sit beside them. Keep it very close to you. Otherwise if it is in the trunk, it will be very difficult for you to pull it out if in case anything bad occurs.

Tip number 5 – Make a note of phone numbers.

Minicab companies love promotion. That is why; legitimate taxis are the ones with plastered company numbers either on the trunk, roofs and doors. Never get into a taxi that does not have the company’s phone number on its interior or outer surface.

Tip number 6 – Sharing alert.

Sharing your taxi with somebody can reduce your consumption and impose some kind of safety within you. Even though, you should try to say “no” if your taxi driver wanted someone to share with you no matter how peaceful the stranger looks – especially in foreign countries. You could end up being kidnapped because the peaceful-faced stranger is a camouflage and is actually a bad person.

Tip number 7 – Get a hold of the door grip.

Do not ride a cab when the door handle inside it is malfunctioning or is conked out. It would be very difficult for you to escape a predicament with a busted taxi exit. If in case all of these tips not succeed, always have an emergency line where you can call local security guard. It is always a remark to put safety first when traveling especially in overseas.

Events in May 2009

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

May 09, 2009
Purnama and Odalan and (Temple anniversary celebrations and full moon ceremony) at :
-  Pura Samuan Tiga Bedulu village, Gianyar regency.
-  Pura Puncak Tinggah, Angsri village, district of Baturiti, Tabanan regency.
-  Pura Penataran agung, Sidemen village, Karangasem regency.
-  Pura Maospahit, banjar Gerenceng, downtown of Denpasar.

May 12, 2009
Odalan, holy place anniversary celebrations at :
* Pura Dalem Kediri, Silakarang, Gianyar regency.
* Pura Dalem puri, Batuan village, Gianyar regency
* Pura Dalem Kediri, Silakarang, Gianyar regency.
* Pura Dalem Singakerta village, Gianyar regency.
* Pura Desa, Gajah Mada street, down town of Denpasar.
* Pura Puncak Payogan, Kedewatan village, Gianyar regency.
* Pura Dalem Tampuagan, Peninjoan village, district of Tembuku, Bangli regency.
* Pura Dalem Waturenggong, Taro village, Gianyar regency.
* Pura Dalem Puri, Peliatan village, Goanyar regency.
* Pura Puseh, Ubud village, Gianyar regency.

May 19, 2009
The major cultural event through out the year, a whole month celebrations, with the details of the programs as follows : From 21 of May until 20 of June.

“Mamiut and ritual held at every temple ao the village, asking for safety and success for the biggest ceremony to be held during 3 month time.

May 21, 2009
The biggest cultural event through out the year, a whole month celebrations, with the details of the programs as follows : From 21 of May until 20 of June.

Meeting and rituals held at Pura Puseh Sembangan attended by the temple’s adherents, cheered with Selonding Orchestra.

May 25, 2009
The biggest cultural event through out the year, a whole month celebrations, with the details of the programs as follows : From 21 of May until 20 of June.

“Mati Ombo Sanghyang” special event when deities abide at bale Agung during three days time. The event commenced with slaughtering a buffalo with sacred kris at 12.00 hours, accompanied by slonding orchestra, preceded by procession to Bale Agung at 17.00 hours.

May 27, 2009
Odalan, Temple anniversary celebrations at :

* Pura Puseh/Desa, Sukawati village, Gianyar regency.
* Pura Merajan agung, Batuyang village, Gianyar regency.
* Pura Maspahit, Sesetan village, south of Denpasar.

May 28, 2009
The biggest cultural event through out the year, a whole month celebrations, with the details of the programs as follows : From 21 of May until 20 of June.

Last day of Mati Ombo Sanghyang When The deities return in procession to Pura Raja Purana at 18 hours will the ancient-swing is set up, cheered with Selonding Orchestra.

May 30, 2009
The biggest cultural event through out the year, a whole month celebrations, with the details of the programs as follows : From 21 of May until 20 of June.

A Group of maidens collect holy water to public-bathing place, While the other pray at Pura Batu Keben and Pura Telaga. The ancient swing is purificated, blessed and then tried while selonding Orchestra cheers the atmosphere. this event followed by a special ceremony for boys who officially accepted as “calon teruna” (bachelors of the village).

May 31, 2009
The biggest cultural event through out the year, a whole month celebrations, with the details of the programs as follows : From 21 of May until 20 of June.

Second day of collecting holy water while the men attending a meeting. This event then followed by swinging together on the ancient swing.

Events in April 2009

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

April 03, 2009
The rituals commenced with procession of the bachelors the village playing Slonding Orchestra Subak Daha 17.00 hours, followed by Abwang performed at subak Daha at 18.00 hours and ended up procession of villagers playing with “Bale Ganjur” around the village.

April 05, 2009
“Ngarebong” “special event/ritual”, when a group of the temples adherents being in trance, stab themselves with kris, the scared daggers. just to indicate that the series of ritual have been in process accordingly.
- Pura Petilan Pengerebongan, Kesiman village, East of Denpasar.

April 09, 2009
Odalan and purnama, Temple anniversary celebrations and full moon ceremony at :

* Pura Batur, Kalanganyar village, Bangli regency.
* Pura Dalem, Tangsub village, Sukawati, Gianyar regency.
* Pura Penambangan Badung, Pemedilan village, downtown of Denpasar.
* Pura Desa, Singakertha village, Ubud, Gianyar regency.

April 09, 2009
“Bethara turun kabeh” (the descendent of all Deities) special ceremony, held once in year time at :
* Pura Penataran Agung Besakih (the mother temple) Karangasem regency .

April 09, 2009
“Ngusaba” special regency, special ritual held every certain period of time, after harvesting, etc at :
* Pura Bukit Jati, Bangli regency
* Pura Lempuyang Madya, Purwayu village, Karangsaem regency.

April 22, 2009

Odalan, Temple anniversary celebrations at :

* Pura Luhur Puncak Padangdawa, Bangli village district of Baturiti,   Tabanan regency.
* Pura Silayukti, Padangbai village, Karangasem regency.
* Pura Air Jeruk, Sukawati village, Gianyar regency.
* Pura Dangin Pasar, Batuan village, Gianyar regency.
* Pura Puseh, Bebandem village, Karangasem regency.

Bali International Yoga Festival 2009

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

Bali International Yoga Festival 2009 involves hundreds of yoga teachers from various countries on 3 to 10 March 2009.

The topic is “Yoga for peace and health” and all activities take place in Bali People Struggle Monument in the area of Niti Mandala Renon Denpasar.

During the festival, yoga teachers would be happy to facilitate people who are interested in yoga.

Events in February 2009

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

February 11, 2009
Temple anniversary celebration at :
-Pura Puseh/Desa, Guang village, district of Sukawati, Gianyar regency.
-Pura Penataran Agung Puri Agung Bangli, down town of Bangli.

February 19, 2009
Meeting and Rituals held at Pura Besaka called. “Neduh have a tabuh rah or cook fighting.

February 21, 2009
“Tumpek uduh”/tumpek wariga, the day devoted to God as “Sanghyang Sangkara”, lord of all food-plants and vegetation, when blessing ceremony is held for good crop and product.

February 22, 2009
Second day of “Usaba Karo” With meeting and Rituals h at Pura Batan Cagi. “Neduh” with “atabuh rah” or cock fighting.
February 25, 2009
Temple anniversary celebration at :
-Pura Puncak sari, Peninjoan village, district of Tembuku, Bangli regency.
-Pura pasek, Gelgel, Gerih, village, district of Abian semal, Badung regency.

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