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Sea Grape – Coccoloba Uvifera

Sea grape or also known as bay grape belongs to the buckwheat family. This flowering plant is native to the coastal beaches throughout tropical America and the Caribbean. It has a moderate-size tree with evergreen leaves and edible fruits that look like grapes. Actually if the plants grow inland without much exposure of salty wind, [...]

October 7th, 2017|Keramas|0 Comments

Puri Saren Agung – A Living History

Puri Saren Agung, also known as Puri Ubud (meaning 'Ubud palace'), is a historic complex of traditional buildings nestled in the heart of Ubud in central Bali. In Balinese, puri is the term for the residence of Balinese nobles, and also for the resident family. Puri Saren Agung is the home of the ruling family [...]

June 3rd, 2017|Keramas, Komaneka|0 Comments

Pura Masceti

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 the Masceti beach. This temple is not only a place of Hindu worship, but also engraved in the history of [...]

May 15th, 2017|Keramas, Travel|0 Comments

Balinese Endek: Unique and original woven textiles

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 uniqueness of the endek fabric lies in its diverse motifs. Some motifs are considered sacred and may be used only [...]

May 6th, 2017|Keramas, Komaneka|0 Comments

Beji Guwang: The Hidden Spring

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 the name of the village where this beautiful secret place is found. It is close to Sukawati Art Market, located [...]

April 22nd, 2017|Culture, Keramas|0 Comments

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

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 people gather to witness the joy of Guwang villagers presenting their gratitude to God through the ancient rite called Mepeed [...]

April 14th, 2017|Culture, Keramas|0 Comments

Pura Tirta Selukat: a Spring That Breathes History

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 has been transformed by a priest with mantra, flowers, incense, and the ringing of a bell into a vehicle for [...]

March 18th, 2017|Culture, Keramas|0 Comments

Introducing The Village of Keramas

The village of Keramas, some 15 kilometers southeast of Ubud on the coast, needs no introduction among Balinese. It is famous for its Arja, a form of dance-opera in which the players must be skilled not only in dance and the classical forms of sung poetry but also — and this is important — great [...]

June 9th, 2016|Culture, Keramas, Travel|0 Comments