Delicious Meal in Woven Young Coconut Leaves

There is a holiday called Kajeng Kliwon in which Balinese serves Tipat or Belayag (rice-cake snack cooked in a small container of woven young coconut leaves) to The God. Besides in Kajeng Kliwon, Tipat is also used as an offering to the God in a day called Nyepi. A baby who enters temple for the first time is usually brought Tipat symbolizing that he or she asks permission from the deities who reside in the temple to enter the temple by presenting a Tipat.

I Wayan Limbak

Wayan Limbak, a late Balinese dancer which the popularity of his legacy has surpassed his own name, was a Baris (warrior dance) dancer who, along with Walter Spies, created the island’s famous monkey dance or Kecak. Kecak dance which is usually contracted into Cak is a contemporary Balinese dance, a secular dance that its origin can be traced to the sacred Sanghyang dance.


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The St. Regis Bali Resort to Open Reservation Lines on 10 May 2008
May 09, 2008

The St. Regis Bali Resort, opening with 81 over-sized suites, 42 splendid villas and 2 residences in September, will open its reservation lines from 10 May 2008. The resort will take reservations on this date onwards for stays starting from 15 September 2008.

The St. Regis Bali Resort adds a new dimension of luxury to Bali. The resort soaks in a rich surrounding, infused with an eclectic collection of individually and uniquely crafted furnishing reflecting rich imported fabrics with indigenous materials and cultural artifacts, and uniquely features landscape architecture from the early 1900s, inspired by the blending of art and nature with lifestyle and living.

Swimmable lagoons throughout the resort provide private areas to relax and unwind. A 290 square metre function/meeting room, two modern restaurants, an all-day dining restaurant, and a beach restaurant with stunning views of Nusa Dua create opportunities for any event.

With the reservations department at The St. Regis Bali Resort fully in place with a team of agents ready to take reservations and full inventory with rates uploaded in the system, guests can book via travel agents (GDS code: XS) or directly with the hotel or through Starwood.

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Bali Travel Forum

Siat Sampian
April 28th, 2008

As its name suggests, Siat Sampian (war of sampian) is a ritual in which the participants armed with a sampian (a decoration made of woven coconut leaves) attack each other accompanied by hysterical shouts and the smile of joy. As a matter of fact, Siat Sampian is a ritual dance in which the dancers enact a battle of good and evil. As this dance the Siat Sampian dance is performed by two groups of dancers, each group consists of hundreds of dancers; the female group known as ‘permas’ (female servants of the deities) with white cloth and black sarong and ‘parekan’ (male servant of the deities) with all white attires.

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Como Shambala Estate formerly Begawan Giri Estate
Ds. Melinggih Kelod,, 80571, Ubud, Bali - Indonesia

Rawstafel Lunch

In Line with COMO Shambala's holistic and wellness philosophy and Diana's long standing commitment to fine food and healthful cuisine. Chris and Diana invite you to experience a 'living food' menu with Balinese and Indonesian flavors. Based on traditional recipe and using only the freshest local product.

Rawstafel serves a selection of dishes to sample in the traditional manner. Raw Food; a movement promoting the consumption of uncooked, unprocessed, and organic food, as a large percentage of teh diet. A raw food diet consist of foods that have not been heated above a certain temperature.

As a pre-requisite, participant to be lunch should suspend prejudices, re-set their comfort zones and evaluate their preconceptions.

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