Metatah Ceremony Puri Dajuma, Beach Eco-Resort & Spa, West Bali

Metatah Ceremony

In the Hindu religion there are 5 great elements belonging to Mother Nature: earth, water, air, fire and space. The humankind being part of it, each of these powers must be strongly linked to the humans, our bones to the earth, our blood to the water, our energy to the air, our body temperature to the fire and all of the orifices of the human body to the space.
An important ceremony called Metatah in Bali consists in filing the teeth of boys and girls reaching the adult’s age. This small sacrifice is a purification exercise aimed at reinforcing the link between humans and the earth.
On the picture Gusti Ayu Meggy Andari from our staff’ families, just went through this important event, unique in her adults’ life. Our sincere congratulations!

Presidential elections seen from Pekutatan Puri Dajuma, Beach Eco-Resort & Spa, West Bali

Presidential elections seen from Pekutatan

Following legislative elections earlier this year on April 9th, all Indonesia went to the polls on July 9th to elect its new President. A major event which took place for the seventh time since 1945.
The former President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono being constitutionally barred from seeking a third mandate, two new candidates were competing: Prabowo Subianto and Joko Widodo.
According to the Lowy Institute (www.lowyinstitute.org), the two candidates are a study in contrasts. Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo, known as Jokowi, is a middle class furniture entrepreneur who served as Mayor of the mid-sized city of Surakarta in Central Java, where he built a consensus for a series good government reforms that attracted nationwide attention. Enthusiasm for his approach in Surakarta propelled him to an upset victory in the capital Jakarta, 500km away, in an election there in 2012.
His competitor is the retired Lieutenant General Prabowo Subianto who leads the Greater Indonesia Movement, or Gerindra, a well-funded party backed by his tycoon brother. Prabowo is a Suharto Era figure who has staged a remarkable political comeback after he left the army in 1998.
The Indonesian elections commission on Tuesday night officially proclaimed Joko Widodo the winner of the  presidential election.
On the picture below, the poll office in Pekutatan the candidates and… the proof of the vote with the auricular finger marked with black ink!

Football 2014 World Cup at Dajuma Puri Dajuma, Beach Eco-Resort & Spa, West Bali

Football 2014 World Cup at Dajuma

Even if the National Indonesian football team is not in the top ten of football teams worldwide, all Indonesians are fond of football, playing in all villages around the archipelago. Pekutatan and Dajuma don’t escape this passion : the young villagers love playing on the beach in front of the hotel, often inviting our guests to play with them. A rare moment to savour…
On the occasion of the 2014 worldcup, we transformed our Sinta Lounge in a comfortable home cinema where our guests could watch all the matches and the final victory of the Germans. Only downside : they have been obliged to wake up in the middle of the night to watch the matches in direct, because of the time difference with Brazil…

Vacation time… Puri Dajuma, Beach Eco-Resort & Spa, West Bali

Vacation time…

There is no specific seasons in Bali, except the « rainy season » which is supposed to be between November and March, and dry season the rest of the year.
Fit for children in terms of size, activities and atmosphère, Puri Dajuma is happy to welcome many families from June to September: the vacation time.
Watching the cape from the big tree in front of the Rama restaurant, these young girls are too cute in the great landscape.