Petitenget, Temple with Golden Sandy Beach in Bali
Seminyak is slowly but surely following the (in) famous path previously taken by Kuta and Legian with crowds slowly filling the area and some high quality space offering five star nightlife rising in Petitenget, an area close by Seminyak. Many of Bali’s visitors are familiar with the name of the area even though some of them have difficulty in pronouncing it well! Before, Petitenget was just a jungle, now concrete encroaches.
In Banjar Batu Belig, Kerobokan, North Kuta, there is a golden sandy beach on whose shore line stands a temple called Pura Petitenget. The history of the place is not as glamorous as we might imagine from today’s jet set scene. Peti means coven and Tenget means haunted. The temple was built in the XV century, and history tells that the place was a wild area full of bushes and huge trees just like an untamed field.
The history of the temple starts when a priest called Dang Hyang Dwijendra left Serangan island and arrived in a village now known as Kerobokan. In the village he saw a giant size shadow hiding behind the bushes. He called the shadow to make an appearance; the shadow was Bhuta Ijo, the son of the God of Labuhan Masceti. Bhuta Ijo is a spirit which is believed to have a very scary look.
Before the priest left the village he gave Bhuta Ijo a box looking like a coven and told him to guard it. After a while during his meditation in Uluwatu, the priest had a visitor from Kerobokan village who came to him for help. The men from the village told the priest about an area of a land nearby his village which was very mysterious because every time someone tried to enter the land, the person got sick. As a solution, the priest told the man to built a shrine.
So the shrine was built in the area and magically it successfully made the area become more people friendly. There is no creepy atmosphere anymore especially today when the temple is surrounded by villas, hotels and restaurants. Petitenget during day time is sleepier than during night time when the lights come on in every corner of the area.
In front of the temple is a spacious parking lot guarded by the local security community. The car park is mostly used by visitors who come to the white sandy beach in front of the temple for jogging, sunbathing or just sightseeing. Anyway Petitenget beach is a perfect spot to enjoy the famous Bali sunset, which doesn’t require you to look at the beach!
Seminyak Square opened in 2009. This new shopping center located in Oberoi Street, Seminyak. This place provides free parking for bicycles, motorbikes and cars.
Seminyak Square has been designed in modern architecture; but don’t imagine that we will be in crowded and bored shopping center. We also can feel the ambience of Bali here. Seminyak Square is very suitable to escape from Kuta’s entire clamor.
Balinese handicraft and clothes from traditional until branded ones are sold in Seminyak Square. Don’t worry about the price, because price for goods in Seminyak Square is cheaper than shopping in Kuta. If you like to collect the antiquate goods; some store in Seminyak Square also sold this goods.
And for music lover, don’t forget to update your knowledge about music in OZ radio. OZ Radio is the biggest radio station from Bandung (West Java) which broadcasting in Bali too. OZ Radio located in 2nd floor of Seminyak Square. OZ radio also cooperation with Black Canyon Coffee Seminyak Square to create a party or event every week.
Now don’t get too excited if you haven’t visiting and shopping in Seminyak Square, because they also has Sunday market concept which is so amazing. Just come to Seminyak Square’s Sunday Market from 9am-5pm. And just for info, Seminyak Square’s Sunday Market is also available on Saturday from 10.00am – 10.00pm with live jazz at the same place. There are many booths which opened in Seminyak Square’s Sunday market. In fact, there are several booths in Seminyak Square’s Sunday market which are providing much kind of gifts for their customer. One of them provides “Wheel of Fortune”, so if you are lucky enough you will get a free t-shirt. Otherwise, you will get some cute lollipops and stickers. When you shop in Seminyak Square’s Sunday Market, don’t forget to bring your own shopping bag to support B.Y.O.B (Bring Your Own Bag) Campaign. Most stands here have done this program. This is a must program, if you still want to live in this pretty world.
Potato Head Beach Club
If you love the beach, swimming in a pool and lazing around drinking cocktails whilst the sun goes down over the ocean this place is for you. It definitely has the wow factor as far as presentation and the music is brilliant. Located in the heart of Seminyak it really is worth a visit if you don’t mind paying for comfort, service and awesome drinks.
Ku De Ta
This restaurant is located in Kayu aya street , oberoi Seminyak. Of course, beachfront restaurant overlooking the beach Seminyak calm and cool. Prices are relatively affordable in accordance with the place. The music is also good, according to market segmentation to be achieved.
Hu’u Bar & Restaurant
Bali is home not only to enchanting tropical beaches, but a place where days and nights mesh together. Forget New York, Miami and Paris. Bali is now party central – Time never seems to stand still. And when you experience hu’u you won’t even remember those places anymore.
Tens of thousands of party-goers from across the world have danced the night away with international DJs spinning on deck since hu’u opened in 2001. Most recently hu’u hosted celebrity icons Paris Hilton and Quincy Delightt Jones, Jr.
hu’u Bar was conceived with a lot of love, time and attention to detail. It was designed to take you away to a place where your senses are able to reach their most pleasurable state.