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Nusa Ceningan Island | Cultures of Denpasar

Nusa Ceningan Island
Nusa Ceningan is a small island include the historic Bakung Temple and cave bird nest and good waves for surfing that is located in the southeast of the island of Bali. The island has a maximum length of 3.7 km and width of 1.5 km, this Nusa Ceningan Island is located approximately 15 miles to the southeast of Bali with a quick trip by boat through Sanur beach or through the bridge of Nusa Lembongan and 1 km northwest of Nusa Penida. Administratively, this island including Klungkung regency, Bali province, Indonesia.

Told, Nusa Ceningan comes from a magic boat owned by Hamlet Jumpungan. When that Dukuh Jumpungan want to show off his power and magic boat. Both wanted to prove his supernatural powers by splitting the Mount Toh Langkir (Mount Agung). But the Bhatara Mahadewa in that mountain knowing intention Dukuh Jumpungan and to step on the boat upside down, to drift to the south of Nusa Gede. The boat is then formed islands covering an area of ​​306.5 hectares and known as Nusa Ceningan.

This small island has a beautiful sea with abundant solar energy. Some beaches are used as places for seaweed cultivation and the land used for farming, especially when the rainy season. Ceningan society still carry out a barter system for agriculture, particularly with the need of seaweed known named takedan.

Nusa Ceningan Farmer

As many as 75% of the population livelihood as seaweed farmers, the rest is the land of farmers, fishermen, traders, civil servants and private sector. Tourism activities in Nusa Lembongan, located in the north Nusa Ceningan cause most young people choose to work in the tourism sector. Ceningan as part of Nusa Lembongan Village makes social and economic activities of the island culture is closely linked to neighboring islands.

Nusa Ceningan Island

Nusa Ceningan Island


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