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Bale Banjar

The banjar is a community organization based on the smallest neighborhood unit. This ancient system of local government is found throughout Bali, in both rural villages and towns, and it orders much of daily life. The members of the banjar are all the married couples of that particular neighborhood. The banjar has its own rules, [...]

June 24th, 2017|Komaneka|0 Comments

Crazy Worm Cocktail: Excitement in a Glass

This lively cocktail lets you feel the bliss vibes of a cocktail in a different way. The Crazy Worm subtly packs the fresh tartness of pineapple juice with the sweet pomegranate flavor of grenadine and the gentle warmth of vodka — and adds the surprise of red jelly worms for a bright, whimsical texture. They [...]

June 10th, 2017|Culinary, Komaneka|0 Comments

Iga Babi Bakar: A Sumptuous Harmony

Pork is part of Balinese daily life and culture. It is considered a festive food, and it is also presented in certain offerings. Pork is the heart of important dishes like satay, Babi Guling (spit roasted whole pork) and lawar (a uniquely Balinese mix of vegetables with spices, fresh coconut, and meat). At Komaneka at [...]

May 20th, 2017|Culinary, Komaneka|0 Comments

Ubud Food Festival: a Heaven for Food Lovers

The Ubud Food Festival is a three-day event that gathers Indonesia’s top culinary figures and food lovers from near and far to come experience the beauty of diversity through food. This annual feast will take place on 12–14 May 2017, its third year showcasing culinary innovation from around the world, together with Indonesian chefs, restaurateurs, [...]

May 6th, 2017|Culinary, Travel|0 Comments

Tamiang – Spiritual Weapons

Ten days after Galungan, Balinese Hindus celebrate the feast of Kuningan, which this year falls on 15 April 2017. As glorious as Galungan, the celebration of Kuningan is also marked with prayers and offerings. People decorate their houses and temples with palm-leaf ornaments. Special among these is the tamiang. What is a tamiang? The tamiang [...]

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

Peace of Ubud for Beauty and Peace of Mind

Things are not always what they appear to be. Familiar fruits and spices contain powerful secrets for healing the body and mind. Take for example Orange and Cinnamon. They may evoke the idea of a spicy fruit punch. Yet these are the ingredients of a wonderful aromatherapy oil called "Peace of Ubud", created exclusively for [...]

April 1st, 2017|Komaneka, Spa, Wellness|0 Comments

Ogoh-Ogoh – Belief and Culture in Creativity

Creativity is the result of human imagination poured into a work that develops over time. Balinese culture is rich with popular creativity. An eye-catching example of creativity in Bali is ogoh-ogoh, giant demonic effigies made by community members on the occasion of Nyepi, Bali's Day of Silence celebrated around March every year. Ogoh-ogoh are symbols [...]

March 25th, 2017|Culture|0 Comments

Paon – the living heart of a Balinese house

The Balinese cosmos is orderly and full of meaning. Everything has its place and value, each with its own ideal location. All must be correctly aligned to achieve balance and harmony with the universe. Thus, rules are made for the common good. This applies even to Balinese architecture. Bali architecture has its own principles regarding [...]

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

Ubud Romantic Dinner

Sometimes it’s nice to leave everything up to somebody else. This is especially true when you’re on holiday and in the mood for a romantic dinner. All you have to do is sit back and choose. At Komaneka Tanggayuda, where many guests never want to leave the spacious luxury of the resort, there is a [...]

September 22nd, 2016|Culinary|0 Comments

Shopping Options in Ubud

Anyone who passes through the center of Ubud knows that there’s plenty of opportunity there for shopping. The entire town seems to be composed of shops — from stalls in the traditional market to smart boutiques lining the streets. There are shops specializing in local crafts, clothes, aromatic oils, sandals, imported bags, Indonesian textiles, jewelry, [...]

July 26th, 2016|Travel|0 Comments