June 29, 2009

Traditional paddle fishing boats at Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia

Location: Off the beach of Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia (8° 46′ 10″ S, 115° 10′ 26″ E)
Date: 17 May 2001; 8.20pm
Camera: (analogue) Canon 500N with slides and scanned

Jimbaran has got back on its feet more than 3 years after the 2nd Bali bombing there. Tourists are returning to Bali, generally and to the luxury hotels at Jimbaran specifically. As written in a previous post before, Jimbaran beach is a popular night dining spot with fresh seafood barbeque being the specialty. The seafood is normally caught on the same morning by these fishermen. It is actually quite fun to see these boats back to shore in the morning. One can also buy fresh seafood very cheaply from them here, before they left for the markets. By the way if you planned to enjoy some seafood at Jimbaran in the evening, make sure you head for those ramshackle stalls set up along the beach rather than the nice neat ones along and facing a paved road (with their back open towards the sea). The beach ones are those frequented by locals and they served very delicious seafood at very affordable prices. The others along the paved road target tourists and generally are pure rip-offs. If you catch a cab from town, they will bring you to these ones; you can see the beach stalls coming closer- just ask your taxi to drive you there instead.


goaindiaholidays said...

fishing boats are returning to bali

mina said...

love your site - gorgeous photos!