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Pura Masceti

May 15th, 2017|Keramas, Travel|

Pura Masceti is a temple located in Medahan, Keramas village, Blahbatuh district, Gianyar, Bali, which is approximately 2 kilometers from Komaneka at Keramas and about a 50-minute drive from Ubud. It is directly across from [...]

Balinese Endek: Unique and original woven textiles

May 6th, 2017|Keramas, Komaneka|

Endek is a special kind of woven Balinese cloth. In Bali, endek has an important role in everyday life, especially in traditional and religious ceremonies, such as weddings, tooth-filings, cremations, and other important ceremonies. The [...]

Duck Pomelo: A perfect blend of savory, rich, and tart

April 29th, 2017|Culinary, Komaneka|

Food becomes precious when you share it with someone you love. At Timur Kitchen, a refreshing open air venue overlooking the sea and spectacular 360⁰ views, you will want to bring a friend to experience [...]

Beji Guwang: The Hidden Spring

April 22nd, 2017|Culture, Keramas|

Nestling in a secret place, the Hidden Canyon is a special travel destination for local and foreign visitors. The Hidden Canyon is called Beji Guwang by local villagers. Beji means ‘sacred spring’, while Guwang is [...]

A Procession of Holy Water at the Pura Dalem Desa Guwang Temple

April 14th, 2017|Culture, Keramas|

As the sunlight turns red in the afternoon, a long line of Balinese sons and daughters dressed in traditional attire form a colorful picture along the road from the Pura Dalem of Guwang Village. Many [...]

Udeng – The Timeless Style of Balinese Men

April 1st, 2017|Culture|

What you wear tells who you are. Bali, Men and Style — the words lead us directly to the subject of Balinese attire for men. As belief and culture play an essential role in determining [...]

Ngembak Geni – A New Light for A Better Future

March 25th, 2017|Culture|

Habis Gelap Terbitlah Terang (After the darkness, the light will come) This line from R.A. Kartini (1970–1904), Indonesia’s famous woman activist, is sometimes used to express the meaning of ngembak geni. In Balinese, the word [...]

Pura Tirta Selukat: a Spring That Breathes History

March 18th, 2017|Culture, Keramas|

Tirta is life, tirta is blessing, tirta is healing. For Hindu Balinese, tirta is infinitely precious. Literally, tirta means 'water' in Balinese; but it has a deeper common meaning: holy water—that is, spring water that [...]

Balinese Performing Art: Dance And Drama

July 4th, 2016|Culture|

Visitors might be forgiven for thinking that Balinese dance is all about tourism, since the performances they are likely to see are those produced for tourists. But in fact Balinese dances grow out of village [...]