To close the celebration of Puri Dajuma 10th anniversary and reward the staff for its dedication and attention to the guests, a special outing took place in two groups of 22 people, during 3 days with the discovery of Jogjakarta and its surroundings. A memorable trip during which the staff was invited to visit the Keraton (the palace of the Sultan of Jogjakarta which was during the guests « Revolusi », from 1946 to 1949, the capital city of Indonesia), the beautiful Candi Burubudur, the most important Buddhist temple in the world re-discovered in 1814 by Sir Raffles and finally the Prambanan complex of Hindu temples. This trip was for Dajuma staff an opportunity to remember that both religions Buddhism and Hinduism were living harmoniously across Java during several centuries a long time ago.
About one hundred people gathered last week-end on Pekutatan west beach, just beside Dajuma, to celebrate the ocean in both religions Hindu and Muslim. On the Hindu side, the ceremony on the beach was the continuation of the temple ceremony that took place at Asah Duren Village (one village near by Puri Dajuma). They bring the symbols of god to be purified by a ceremony on the beach. They also brought various agricultural products taken to the sea by traditional fisherman boat as a symbol of gratitude and thanks to God for all the gifts and prosperity. On the Muslim side, a long speech was given by the local imam. A great moment for the Puri Dajuma guests who could appreciate the rare symbiosis of two religions celebrating at the same time and in the same place the ocean and its benefits.
Dajuma is always delighted to see Peter & Astrid. Our Dutch repeater guests enjoys Dajuma spirit at least once a year and even twice. Their motto, “Why looking for another place when at Dajuma we feel like at home”. Astrid & Peter like to relax and enjoy the maximum time beside the pool on the beachfront. It was nice to have you again and we can’t wait to have you back with us this year. Yes again this year! This is the plan. And we confirm, when they say something they mean it. See you soon!
2013 Buffalo race season will end on November 24th, with the Governors Cup Race. This racing attraction of pair of buffalos remains preserved by farmer’s communities. The racing is not just to win but more intended to give pride to the buffalo owner. Buffalo race is one of the 12 arts categorized into race cultural attraction of Jembrana. Such attraction has been organized since 1920’s, almost simultaneously with the development of the Jegog music. Come spend the weekend at Dajuma. Sunday 24th, we will leave from Dajuma at 8h00am to the racetrack. Another memorable moment of our dear and well preserved West Bali. We are waiting for you.