Personally one of my favorite kind of cats. It is rated our of 1 to 10 (10 being highest) a 9 , up there with the smartest cats including the siamese.
You can actually see that it's coloured like a siamese cat. Actually in competitions and showings you are allowed to have a cross breed of Balinese and Siamese since they almost have the same features.
You can find much more about different kinds of cats and their characterestics at the CFA's site
Go to: The CFA's site