In Bali’s deaf village, silence is golden
Sep29

In Bali’s deaf village, silence is golden

Balinese women dressed in gold bodices dance to rhythmic drumming while waving fans as men in purple outfits sit cross legged around them, jiggling their arms and chanting. It appears to be just another show on the Indonesian resort island, known for its ancient culture and rituals, but there is a key difference — the dancers are all deaf and cannot hear the beat. They perform the moves, learnt over months of hard training, from...

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Bali protests target major development
Aug25

Bali protests target major development

Not far from tourists sipping cocktails on Bali’s tropical, palm-fringed beaches, thousands of protesters in sarongs and headdresses waved banners and chanted during a noisy protest. It was an unusual sight on the “Island of the Gods”, which is better known for hordes of foreign visitors, its ancient Hindu culture and picture-postcard temples. But a proposed $15-billion project that involves constructing artificial...

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