Travels in Malaysia and Indonesia

Matt Welsh

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Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

After leaving Sipadan we spent one night back in Kota Kinabalu, and left the next morning for Indonesia. We flew to Bali, but had no intention of spending any time there -- our plan to was leave as soon as possible. We spent 2 nights at Sanur, a beach resort near Denpasar. I do not recommend going to Sanur: the beach is a real letdown and there are too many tourists.

Most people on Bali are Hindu, and local culture is very colorful. We were lucky to see a traditional ceremony of some kind taking place one afternoon in Sanur -- a large number of men and women proceeding through the streets to give offerings at a temple. Unfortunately none of the locals managed to explain this ceremony to us adequately.

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