From 24–28 October, 2018, more than 150 writers, artists, thinkers and performers from across the world will converge for the 15th Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, to share stories and ideas under the banner of this year’s theme, ‘Jagadhita’. Like many of the Festival’s previous years, the theme is drawn from a Balinese Hindu philosophy. [...]
These must-see temples in Ubud offer you a glimpse into historical Bali with ancient reliefs and classical Balinese temple architecture. They also serve as cool retreats or brief stopovers along your leisure walks through town.
Honai Resort is a unique and traditional retreat centre in the countryside of Ubud. The resort is designed as a wellness resort, focusing on traditional therapies, spa treatments, organic cuisine, retreat, yoga and meditation.
The commonest comment given by Westerners on Balinese food is that it is 'spicy', as indeed it is. Very spicy. For most Balinese people, food without spices is similar to life without love. Whenever they cook, they make a generous use of kunyit (turmeric), cekuh (kaempferia galanga), jahe,(ginger), isen (alpinia galanga), bawang merah (shallot), bawang [...]
Galungan is about the victory of dharma over adharma. The series of Hindu religious ceremonies that are performed during this 10-day Festival Period are generally considered to be the most important ones of Hindu Bali. During this period the followers of the Balinese Hindu Dharma religion focus on the importance of living a life based on dharma
Besakih Temple, known as Bali’s ‘Mother Temple’ for over 1,000 years, sits 1,000 metres high on the southwestern slopes of Mount Agung. Besakih is an artistic and unique complex that comprises at least 86 temples which include the main Pura Penataran Agung (the Great Temple of State) and 18 others. Besakih is the biggest and [...]
Once a year, the entire island of Bali shuts down for a day. The airport is closed, the roads are free of vehicles. What’s the occasion?
The Ubud Royal Cremation ceremony will be held on March 2nd, 2018 in Ubud. Preparation ceremony which takes approximately three months and involves about 20.000 people. This cremation ceremony is dedicated to the mother of the king of Ubud, Tjokorda Putra Sukawati.
Honai is a Papua typical house inhabited by the Dani tribe in the hinterland of the mountain Jaya Wijaya Papua, Indonesiaís easternmost island. Honai houses made of wood with a conical roof made of straw or reeds. Honai has a small door and no windows. The structure was built narrow or small, windowless intended to withstand the cold mountains of Papua. Honai consists of two floors of the first floor is a bed and the second floor for a place to relax, eat, and do crafts. […]
Why do yoga? The short answer is that yoga makes you feel better. Practicing the postures, breathing exercises and meditation makes you healthier in body, mind and spirit. Yoga lets you tune in, chill out, shape up -- all at the same time.