Recently, our guest and friend Sam from Plymouth in the UK has been invited to give a speech on the occasion of the anniversary of the Pekutatan Tourism School. He was very pleased to provide some guidance to the students and explain from the viewpoint of the guest what is important in a hotel in terms of service and relationship with the staff. Sam and his wife Tery are both nurses at the public hospital of Plymouth and used to spend their holidays, a few weeks every year, at Puri Dajuma. The best and useful way to convey the “voice of the customer” to these future hotel staff. Terima kasih banyak Sam!
Jembrana’s Buffalo races are one of the major attractions in West Bali. This tradition takes place only during dry season. The racing buffaloes, called Kerbau Pepadu, and their carts have been carefully decorated for weeks by farmers. Wearing silk banners and wooden bells, and having their horns painted, buffaloes will have to face a 2 kilometers race. Competitors are divided in two groups coming from opposite sides of the river. They are easily recognizable: North river group wearing red colors and South river group wearing green ones. Farmers come to race for honor, pride and the trophy, rather than for money. Thus it is both a colorful show and an exciting competition that can gather more than 250 pairs of buffaloes. The opening race will take place on July 17th!
|1||July 17th, 2016||Awen|
|2||July 31th, 2016||Berawah|
|3||August 14th, 2016||Kaliakah|
|4||August 28th, 2016||Mertasari|
|5||September 11th, 2016||Pangkung Dalem|
|6||Septembre 25th, 2016||Delod Berawah|
|7||October 9th, 2016||Tuwed|
|8||Octobre 23th, 2016||Mertasari|
|9||November 6th, 2016||Awen|
|10||November 20th, 2016||Delod Berawah (Jembrana Cup)|
Jembrana is the largest regency in Bali, mainly known for its wild nature and its National Park.
It still hides a lot of gems in terms of Balinese culture, apart from any tourism industry.
One of them is Made Agus Martika, who decided to become a traditional wood carver at 16.
After he finished his SMK 3 years cursus in the famous International Gambeh school close to Tabanan 13 years ago, he began to work in Pekutatan.
You will not miss the so fine and long carvings he realized for the Bendega villa programme in Puri Dajuma, just using a set of blades together with a big square wood hammer.
Which is 146 meters of carved wood, enhancing every window, door and bay window, some of them so long that he had to wait to get the appropriated wood.
Agus is Padmi’s brother, our highly appreciated waitress in the restaurants: happy parents!
Last Friday took place the inauguration of our new Bendega villas in a very warm and friendly atmosphere. Our main partners, suppliers, neighbours, officials and friends who are supporting Dajuma since the beginning of our venture in 2002 were present on this occasion. After a welcoming dance performed by the dancers of the school of Pekutatan, our kitchen team prepared a buffet made of delicious tapas in the « Balinese way » on the pool deck overlooking the ocean while the kids of our guests were jumping and sliding in the 60 m long overflowing swimming pool. Just to give you an idea about the new villas: 70 workers have been working on this project over a period of 18 months, the concrete of the huge pool was cast with 750 m3 in less than one day, almost 100’000 iron wood tiles were installed on the roofs, 150 m of decorative wood was carved above the windows and the doors… A wonderful achievement in the pure respect of our natural environment!
Our Bendega Villas will officially open their doors on May 1st but our guests could not wait until then and decided to test the water slide connecting the 2 new pools immediately. A nice moment of relax reminding our childhood! With its 45 m lane leading to a first 16 x 8 m basin and a whirlpool tub, the water slide connects to another basin located 2,5 m below. A nice waterfall overflows from the whirlpool tub to the second basin. In total 570 m3 of prestine water flowing continously by gravity exactly like a natural river, which saves a lot of energy.