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BALI (BAH-lee)

An island of southern Indonesia just east of Java
Common clues: Java neighbor; Its capital is Singaraja; Island in Indonesia; One of the Sunda Islands; “Road” picture destination; Island called “the Jewel of the East”
Crossword puzzle frequency: 4 times a year
Frequency in English language: 21763 / 86800
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A week in Bali

If you are happy you can always learn to dance ~ Balinese proverb

Bali is an Indonesian island. It is positioned in a chain with Java to the west and Lombok to the east. The island is a popular tourist destination and known, along with Java, for its highly developed arts, including dance, sculpture, painting, leather and metalworking, and music, especially that played on the gamelan.

The principal cities are the northern port of Singaraja and the capital, Denpasar, near the southern coast. The town of Ubud (north of Denpasar), with its art market, museums and galleries, is regarded as the cultural center of Bali.

Rice terraces at entrance to Gunung Kawi Temple

Its population of over 3 million is mainly (about 93%) Hindu, but a very small part is Muslim (mostly coastal fisherman).

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