Balinese Bridal Tradition ( Payas Bali )

A Balinese woman hasn’t become the ideal housewife if she cannot do Payas Bali, a Balinese Bridal Tradition, the art of make-up and wedding attire in Balinese weddings. Looking through life in Bali, we can see how important the role of a woman is in most of the scenes. Since the beginning, to become an […]

Men Brayut, a symbol of the motherland

The story of Men Brayut tells of the extraordinary strength of character of a Balinese woman by this name. This story has become part of Balinese folklore and is often told as a bedtime story. It is a symbolic tale of how strong Balinese women are in carrying out the tasks of their daily lives. […]

The War of Rattan (Gebug Ende)

Various unique and interesting traditions can be found in Karangasem – Bali. One of them is a tradition characterized by vivacious heroism remaining to exist in the community until these days. The home of ‘War of Rattan’ or  “Gebug Ende” is situated at Seraya Village, the eastern tip of Bali (Karangasem regency). This eastern tip is […]

Arak – Traditional Balinese Beverages

Arak is the local spirit of Bali. Arak  are traditional Balinese beverages originally used for religious ceremonies. During the ceremonies, the drinks will be spilled on to the offerings in a rituals believed to ward off evil spirits and to maintain the sacred aura of the vicinity. After the ceremonies, the beverages then socially consumed during […]

The White Heron of Petulu

Petulu White heron sanctuary is located in Petulu village in Ubud, Bali. If you stay in Ubud, you will definitely see a lot of white birds flying around green rice fields during the day. Their home is apparently in the trees of Petulu village. It’s a very small village about 5 kilometres from the main […]

The Art Of Mepantigan Bali

Mepantigan is a form of Balinese martial arts that involves similar physical techniques to those found in self-defense traditions around the world. But Mepantigan extends the form by also drawing upon Balinese drama, contemporary dance, and gamelan music, fusing fighting with the performing arts to create an entirely new cultural phenomenon. Participants wear uniforms consisting […]

Gedong Kirtya Musium, Lontar Library in Bali

The word ‘lontar‘ is derived from two Old Javanese words, being ‘ron‘ (leaf) and ‘tal‘ (rontal tree). The word ‘rontal’ therefore means ‘leaf of the rontal tree’. The rontal tree belongs to the family of palm trees (Borassus fabellifer). Due to the shape of its leaves, which are spread like a fan, these trees are […]

Exploring as a solo female traveler in Bali

Bali is an alluring, safe, and profound place in which to find yourself and discover depths you never knew existed. Traveling as a woman alone is empowering and incredibly liberating. Where no one knows you, you have a chance to recreate yourself, and perhaps because the concept of traveling as a female solo is culturally […]

Balinese spots for New Year’s Eve in Bali

Whether you are looking to share new year moment with the rest of the world or rather spend it privately with your loved ones, Bali will allow you to end of year the way you like while enjoying its wonders. Only in Bali can you decide to spend New Year’s Eve on top of a volcano […]

10 Best Coffee Shops to Visit in Bali

Balinese food has long made a name for itself as one of the best food in the Asian region. But after that delectable meal, we all crave a good cuppa to prevent us from slipping into a food coma. Well, let’s be honest, we all need a cup of coffee most of the time – first […]

Things To Do in East Bali

Many tourists come to Bali and their activities are mainly concentrated on southern strips of Kuta, Legian, and Seminyak. If you take the time to travel 2-3 hours away from these touristy spots, East Bali boasts splendid mountains and seas in an unspoilt old Bali scenery that is really charming and mesmerizing Take part to […]

Living in Ubud – The Most Epic Lifestyle

The town of Ubud, with its verdantly green rice paddies, active yoga scene, and plethora of mouth watering cuisine is particularly magnetic. To live in Ubud may sound like the makings of a distant fairytale, but people do it all the time! With this guide to living like an expat, we are taking things to […]