Pelebon Puri Agung Peliatan in Ubud The cremation ceremony was for the late Anak Agung Oka Susmini, wife of Ida Dwagung Peliatan IX, who passed away after illness on 12 December. Her remains were transported from the Puri Agung Peliatan to the Setra Dalem Puri in a nine-tier bade that stood 24 meters high. Groups […]
Preparing for a Balinese baby to walk the Earth: Babies on the Indonesian island of Bali don’t start off life on the right foot — or on the left. That is because a prevalent and ancient custom there says an infant’s feet should not touch the ground for the first 105 days after birth. The […]
The Balinese do an amazing job of shutting down the island for one of their most important days of the year, Nyepi: Observed from 6 a.m. until 6 a.m. the next morning, Nyepi is a day reserved for self-reflection, and as such, anything that might interfere with that purpose is restricted. The main restrictions are no […]
2018 to 2020 in Southern Bali, Indonesia The following is a photo essay of this unique and wonderful part of Bali. Click the button above for a full screen experience in a new window (best viewed on a computer or tablet). Or scroll below.
Known locally as layang-layang (kite) festival, Bali villages compete to see who can fly their kites the best. Unfortunately I don’t know the kite-winning criteria. I’m just an enthusiastic admirer of the festivities. I was always a fan of kite flying, although I’ve only done it a handful of times. Why? Maybe because as an […]