According to the history of the 17th century and the 18th century Singaraja was the center and the Capital of the kingdom of Buleleng. In 1846 the Dutch invaded the northern part of Bali. Then Singaraja was the capital of the Lesser Sunda Islands and the capital city of Bali until 1958. So, before Denpasar became the provincial capital of Bali, Singaraja was once a center of government in the island of Bali.
Singaraja is a small city, its population is not as large or as busy as Denpasar. The air temperature in the summer is to hot because it is located on the coast and closer to the equator, which is a problem as the potential for tourism is high.
From Denpasar, Singaraja can be reached by land vehicles, travel time is approximately three hours. Although there is available public transport it is recommended travelers use private or rental Cars because of the good hire rates between Rp 350,000 to Rp 500,000. Besides being more comfortable, using your own vehicle will also make it easier to move to other tourist spots. Especially because public transport is limited to reach every location. Along the way we can enjoy the views of God's very beautiful masterpieces that is Bali.
Singaraja has a nice black sandy beach, but the most well known beach along this coastline is Lovina Beach, the beaches on this coast are different from most beaches in Bali. Black sandy beaches which is due to the Centuries of volcanic activities, the waves here are calm unlike such as on Kuta Beach, this makes for more suitable conditions for diving or snorkeling.
Also another attractions here in North Bali, for both foreign and local travelers is herd of dolphins that swim out to sea, but if you get lucky sometime you can see dolphins come in to the shore, but this is rare, better is that you can hire one of many Lovina beach natives boats that will offers rental services to see dolphins up close, the tariff is Rp 75,000 per person . Every morning, around 05.00 am, hundreds of tourists gather to go and view the dolphins, you will witness attractive actions of the dolphins diving and jumping and maybe sometimes you can even swim with them, our tour didnt allow this, but still It was a beautiful rare sight to have seen.
BANJAR HOT SPRINGS
Banjar Hot springs have long been in existance and since the old days of the Japanese occupation, who had begun to be address and utilized the Hot waters.
Banjar Hot Springs
They predicted that the Hot water contained sulfur and believed that the water had the abitiy to cure many skin diseases.So its public baths are still popular to the present day and Locals and tourist can come bathe and swim. The location of these Springs are about 24 km north west of the old Capital... Singaraja.
SING SING WATERFALL
Sing Sing waterfall is located in Temukus, Banjar District of Buleleng regency and is very close to Lovina beach only 3 km. And is one of the attractive tourist destinations to visit because of its position in the hills that provide a view of Lovina beach, this alone is quite alluring attraction.a small trek to the falls is required from the car park the pilgrimage will take you through Banjar labuhan village.
To reach this island tourists have to take a motor boat ( boat ) from crossing point at Lalang port, to reach the Island take about 30 minutes.
Banjar Hot Springs
Menjangan is a small island with no occupants, offering lots of potential for good underwater activities, perfect for snorkeling and Scuba Diving. Unspoiled coral reefs, marine flora and fauna that is so much visited by a foreign diving groups. Around the island miraculous are seen Deers that were accidentally brought onto this Island from West Bali National Park of mainland Bali.
Located to the east of Singaraja city is old Buleleng harbour, an age ago when Singaraja was the capital of Nusa Tenggara,Bali, this harbour was an important shipping center to world trade. Along with the decision to move the Provincial Capital of Bali to South Bali Nusa Tenggara came the constructions of new ports and harbours of 3 divides, to the south is Benoa Harbour..
.In the North Port of Buleleng become less functional so Port Celukan Onions 40 km West of Singaraja was constructed, so culminating in the deterioration of Buleleng harbour, it now mainly used as a local harbour.and since 2005 the former Buleleng Port has been re-styled by the Buleleng regency administration, making new garden arrangements, repairing and refurbishing the old worn wooden pier also equipping the harbour with a floating restaurant in an attempt to attract new tourists.
Gitgit Waterfall is located in the Village District of Sukasada. 11 km south from the city of Singaraja towards the village of Pancasari and Bedugul. The Waterfall has an elevations of +35 meters, making it awesome looking with a beautiful panorama.
The air here is cool because all the water, so be advised to take a small jacket. We must trek on foot down the road after parking, but there are local youths organized by the local traditional villagers, that offer an escort services to the tourists who travel to this beautiful waterfall. The addition of the pounding sound of the waterfall and chirping of birds, rice field, clove, coffee plantations and as well the bamboo plants along the road to the waterfall that makes for pleasant and peaceful natural atmosphere.