Balinese people are famous for their artistical skills and talents. This is very true for major arts such as painting, sculpture, music, dancing. At Dajuma it is also true for gardening. Our chief gardener Anom and his team have created probably one the most beautiful garden where the Dajuma cottages are nestled. Everyday, they clean it meticulously, make the necessary cuts, invent new floral arrangements. Anom is now very busy with the preparation of the New Year festivities. However he found some time to create a beautiful fountain, located nearby the lobby, entirely designed and built by himself and our fisherman neighbor. Many plants, 3 flows of water, fishes and their cave : a small landscape to watch at.
From the cape where Puri Dajuma stretches, one major point of interest is the everyday fishermen activity just besides. The nearby Pulukan river, and the Medewi one at 200 meters west, both going to the bay make it very attracting for the ocean fauna. It is not rare we can even see impressive Manta rays drawn from the sea, but not interesting for the fishermen. By the contrary of the number of excellent kinds of fish, catch from the above colourful traditional “prahos”we can see behind the memorial boat. Fish is then sold directly on the beach, put in insulated boxes and loaded to provide the great Denpasar market and others.
In its eco-policy (http://www.dajuma.com/#eco-resort) Puri Dajuma pays a lot of attention, among other things, to the cleanliness of its natural environment. Every Friday morning, each department delegates 2 of its staff members to participate in the cleaning of the area by collecting all the rubbish mainly brought by the sea, from the East and West beaches up to the main road. This action is not only in favor of the environment but has also a strong connotation with the Balinese belief system called Tri Hita Karana which is centered on maintaining a harmonious relationship with God, People, and Nature. The philosophy of Tri Hita Karana affirms that happiness, prosperity, and peacefulness are attainable when the three elements of God, Human, and Nature coexist in harmony with each other in everyday life. On the picture, our First Chef Surianta (in orange), our Chief gardener Anom (with the cap) and in the background, behind Surianta, Rondy our Sales & Marketing manager for Asia. An intense moment of solidarity and harmony between our staff and the nature, often shared with our guests!
Just in front of Dajuma is the beautiful Medewi cape, which not only enchants our guests but also attracts every day a lot of tasty fishes at high tide. The question is then “how to catch them”? 2 techniques are used by local fishermen: the first one consists in launching a small net on the fishes when the high tide is pushing them to the shore. The second one, more traditional is by using fishing rods. As we can see on the picture, the winner yesterday was the fishing net! The fishing rod owner seems to be a little bit disapointed…
Further to his wedding with the delicious Rita and after 3,5 years of loyal service to Dajuma, Michel decided to explore new challenges within Indonesia. All the staff and the management of PT Puri Dajuma would like to congratulate Michel and Rita and wish them happyness, health and success in their common future. During almost 4 years Michel has been very active and successful in his Marketing and Business Development responsibility. We would like to thank him for his outstanding contribution to the development of our resort and wish him every success in his future endeavours.