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Usaba Sambah Ceremony

Usaba Sambah is one of the temple festival ceremony in Tenganan Dauh Tukad village. The ceremony starts from June 23rd 2017 and will be finish at July 24th. If you are in Bali, you may won’t miss this events. However visiting Tenganan village is worthwhile even though there is no ceremony as the village is…

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Mekare Kare

Wearing traditional attire (sarongs, sash and udeng / headbands) without shirt, two young men stand face to face. With a bunch of prickly pandan leaves (pandanus amaryllifolius) in his right hand and a rattan shield in his left hand, they lurk each other look for chance to give deadly strike out. An older man— acted…

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Ida Bagus Wiryawan

“Cara lama rasa baru, digital ikuti budaya dijaga” (old way new feel, follow digital, keep culture) is a spirit of UHSA (Ubud Home Stay Asosiation) said Ida Bagus Wiryawan. UHSA is a place for homestay owner in Ubud to share anything about homestay e.g. how to improve quality, enter digital marketing etc.   “Through the trainings…

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Biking

It wasn’t until I physically arrived in Bali that I realized my plan to use a bicycle as my primary mode of transportation was a bad idea. Somehow, despite plenty of data showing it’s actual size, I held this idea in my mind that Bali – and Ubud in particular – was quite small. Perhaps…

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The Sacred Banyan Tree

From a tiny seed in a fig grows the giant banyan tree. For the Balinese, this majestic tree, with its enormous trunk, far reaching branches and its voluminous thick roots running deep into the earth, the banyan is a symbol of humanity’s potential for perfection. Humans are like trees: We walk up right with our…

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Rudolf Dethu, Musical Activist

Rudolf Dethu is renowned as the former manager of the Bali punk rock band Superman is Dead. He is an activist who has been the inspiration for many other bands. “I was born and bred in Denpasar’ says Dethu proudly where both his parents worked in the Tourism – Hotel and Airline – Industry.  From…

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