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Bali Spirit Festival 2017

Bali Spirit Festival 2017

Bali Spirit Festival will be celebrating its 10th anniversary event from March 19 – 26, 2017. Bali Spirit Festival is…

Ubud Food Festival 2017

Ubud Food Festival 2017

Returning for its third year this 12–14 May, the Ubud Food Festival (UFF) announced today a sneak peek of Indonesian…

International Mask Festival 2016

International Mask Festival 2016

ARMA Foundation fully supports and is committed to establish the International Mask Festival (IMF) Ubud 2016 together with Yogyakarta, Solo, and…

Art Bridge Indonesia Korea

Art Bridge Indonesia Korea

Taking place at ARMA Museum, “Art Bridge: Indonesia-Korea Art Exchange Project” showcases a collection of works by six Indonesian and…

Religious Ceremony

Mekotekan Ritual

Mekotekan Ritual

Munggu village in the afternoon, hundreds of men--young and old, walking to the pura Desa (temple of the village). They…

Galungan

Galungan

Galungan is one of the biggest holy day in Bali. Galungan occurs every 210 days. It’s victory celebration of dharma…

Tilem (Dark Moon) Ceremony

Tilem (Dark Moon) Ceremony

Tilem (dark moon) is a ceremony dedicated for Dewa Surya (the god of sun). Hindu Balinese people praying at the…

Odalan

Odalan

Temple Ceremony / Odalan Bali is known as an island with a thousand temples. It is easy to find a temple…

Otonan

Otonan

A birthday is a special day for most people around the world.  People celebrate a birthday with either a small…

Metatah, Tooth Filing Ceremony

Metatah, Tooth Filing Ceremony

Metatah, mepandes or mesangih are the local words for tooth filing ceremony, one of the important ceremonies in Balinese life.…

Kajeng Kliwon

Kajeng Kliwon

The days in Balinese religion have their own influences, either good or bad. Kajeng Kliwon is the day that has…

Cremation Ceremony in Bali

Cremation Ceremony in Bali

Cremation ceremony is the most important in Balinese life. Along with the following some rituals after, cremation is the last…

Expat Stories

Ubud Community Forum

Visit Temple While on Period

Henrietta Smith : Going to visit Tanah Lot while on period, does it apply for a tourist? as you cant…

Paypal Account

Hi everyone! I am trying to find out which bank in Indonesia works with PayPal??? Anyone knows? Thank you!!!  [Rita Teixeira…

Rabbies Vaccine

Hi all! How much are rabies vaccines for HUMANS (not after exposure, before!) in Bali? They are very expensive in…

Rat Problem

I have a serious mouse (rat) problem. They can come into my house easily due to the indoor/outdoor living and…

Advice For Tiles

People in the know... Opinions please on floor tiles. Granite, other stone, ? What do you like best and the…

Labour Income

This is an economic discussion, based on observational years here, a couple of good Balinese friends, and thoughts on what…

Hair Lice Treatment

Lalita Alaya : Does anyone know where to get a lice treatment other than Oba Kutu Rambut (which I got…

Beggar in Ubud

Bruce Briscoe : Hi dear UC family. This has been bothering me for a while and I need your help. Beggers…

Limited Visa

Melanie Belanger : Hello! I have a question for long term expats. My family and I are getting ready to…

Snake in the Garden

Anu Karolina : Snakes in the garden.. Yikes. Couple of nights ago we saw a little thin brown snake with…

How to Clean Terracotta Floor

Chloe Carter Looking for someone to clean and seal our terracotta floors. Or perhaps a DIY? As you can see from…

Hiring Local Staff

Les Vick : Hiring local staff is enough to try the patience of a saint.  I have tried hiring some Balinese staff…

Wound - Infection

Jonny Freesh : Hey Guys I've Got a Double Post for you today. Part 1 (the short part ) : Where…

Giving Money to Beggar

Daniel Elber : Hi Ubud Community I just read some more comments and discussions about the continuously appearing topic of giving or…

Workshop Visa

Miroslav Petrovic : hey guys - does anyone know the procedure if i want to run a workshop and charge…

Credit Card Copied ??

Katharina Hansen : So, here we go again ;) I've had both my debit and credit card "copied". They have…

GMO or No GMO ?

Douglas Snyder : GMO?? Or no GMO??? That is the question 😉 Genetically modified mosquitoes could be ‘cure’ to dengue, chikungunya…

Bahasa or Bahasa Indonesia ?

Andy J Bamford Question : Many people talk about a language called ‘Bahasa’ when referring to Indonesian. “I’m learning bahasa”. He…

I Broke the Traffic Law, What Should I Do?

Anita Tee : Hello! I am wondering if somebody can help with a tricky situation. We were driving the other day…

Business Visa

John Logan : Hello Ubud Community. My partner and I visited Bali last year and are planning to come to…

Asthma Problem

Dina When : Hello good people of Ubud, I got Asthma shortly after I arrived in Bali 9 years ago.…

Mold Problem

Joseph Reavis : Have found some signs of mold growing on the inside of the house I’m renting. Dr. Google…

Aggressive Bali Dog

Karen Chwe : Hey Ubud dog owners! Need advice re aggressive Bali dogs. I’m just minding my own business walking…

Fly Invassion

Andréa B.C. Drottholm‎ : Help!! Fly invasion, I know its mango season but I need to keep the away from…

Kundalini Awakening Pain

Kirsten Albers : Hi Ubud community, I need ur help for a friend. She is experiencing kundalini awakening in her spine…

Organic Food (2)

ORGANICALLY INSPIRED - BY MEG To all the people on the most recent thread about Organics in Bali. I am abhorred…

Organic Food (1)

Elisha Maree : The "ORGANIC" healthy scene here appears to be largely a facade. Looking into the kitchens I am horrified…

Withdrawing Money at the ATM

Garry Rogers : A friend recently visited me and went back to Australia on 31 Jan. Last night the account…

Please Help, a Dog Bites Me !

Liz Chandler : Advice please! A dog bit my leg this morning as I was walking on Jln Gautama. He…

Cheap International Call

Feb 6th, 2015 David Wood SolutionBox : What’s the prefix to make cheap international calls? (When internet/skype fails) 01017 doesn’t work.…

Importing Your Dogs

Jack Blaylock : Imagine how a Balinese feels, driving by some foreigner's fabulous villa. Right there, smack dab in the…

Paid Plastic Bag Policy

Bahasa Inggris / English : Indonesia had implemented "Paid Plastic Bag" policy. It's assigned Rp. 200,- for each plastic bag that must…

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