HAPPY GALUNGAN & KUNINGAN! Puri Dajuma, Beach Eco-Resort & Spa, West Bali culture decoration

HAPPY GALUNGAN & KUNINGAN!

On November 1st, Bali will celebrate the day of Galungan, which commemorates the triumph of Dharma over Adharma, or good against evil. Second in significance after the Nyepi or Saka New Year, this observance comes twice a Gregorian year, as the Balinese use a 210-day calendar system known as the Pawukon that is the basis for their daily rituals, temple anniversaries and holidays. The festivities will end with Kuningan celebration on November 11th. Bamboo poles decorated with young coconut leaf decorations will line the streets all over Bali. Series of sacred dance performances and rituals, with pilgrims attending from all over the island, will take place on these occasions. A very unique cultural experience not to be missed!
On the picture, our guest Janett from Germany discovers the beauty of these decorations in the traditional market of Negara. Happy Galungan and Kuningan!

I am in Bali Puri Dajuma, Beach Eco-Resort & Spa, West Bali

I AM IN BALI NOW

A campaign with the slogan “I am in Bali now” was launched recently to encourage tourists to come to Bali despite the situation of Agung volcano which fortunately seems to return to slumber. Our guests were happy to participate in it by taking pictures showing their pleasure to be in Bali. By its location 80 km from the volcano, Dajuma is in a safe area where the risk of being disturbed by the volcano is anyway very weak. We wish you a very nice stay in the Island of the Gods!

BALINESE WEDDING: A UNIQUE CULTURAL EXPERIENCE Puri Dajuma, Beach Eco-Resort & Spa, West Bali Dajuma People Wedding

BALINESE WEDDING: A UNIQUE CULTURAL EXPERIENCE

Among cultural experiences offered to our guests there is one which is particularly appreciated: the participation to a local wedding. This is what happened last week to Robert and Janett from Germany who were invited to the wedding ceremony of Agus and Tina, a few kilometers from Dajuma. Agus completed his training as waiter at Dajuma last year. Our front desk staff helped Robert and Janett wear the traditional dressing. They enjoyed a lot this important moment of sharing. Congratulations to the newlyweds !

RIJSTTAFEL: A MUST OF INDONESIAN CUISINE Puri Dajuma, Beach Eco-Resort & Spa, West Bali restaurant rijsttafel food

RIJSTTAFEL: A MUST OF INDONESIAN CUISINE

There is a simple way to experience the incredible wealth of Indonesian cuisine. It’s by ordering a Rijsttafel! This strange word comes from the Dutch and litterally means “the rice table”. It consists of many dishes giving a good idea of the wealth of the Indonesian cuisine. Although the dishes served are undoubtedly Indonesian, the rijsttafel’s origins were colonial. During their presence in Indonesia, the Dutch introduced the rice table not only so they could enjoy a wide array of dishes at a single setting but also to impress visitors with the exotic abundance of their colony.
Our cooks prepare a special Rijsttafel composed of the best Balinese specialties served on an offering plate usually used in the temples.
The picture was taken by our guest Roger and his spouse from Germany who particularly appreciated the dish and were asking for the recipes because “they would love to get some of their memories alive in Germany”! Selamat makan!

AGUNG VOLCANO SITUATION Puri Dajuma, Beach Eco-Resort & Spa, West Bali Bali Dajuma

AGUNG VOLCANO SITUATION

Out of 147 volcanoes in total, Indonesia has the largest number of historically active volcanoes (76), its total of 1,171 dated eruptions is only narrowly exceeded by Japan’s 1,274. (https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/indonesia.html)

Considered by the Balinese as the center of the world, the very sacred Mount Agung culminates at 3142 m. Its last eruption goes back to 1963, after more than 100 years of slumber.

Puri Dajuma being situated 80 km as the crow flies from Mount Agung the risk of being disturbed by the volcano is very weak.

As long as the Indonesian authorities decide to keep opened Bali’s Ngurah Rai international airport, which is also about 80 km from the volcano and with flights running as normal so far, we are pleased to welcome our guests in the safest and most comfortable way.

In the event of an eruption and ash clouds that could temporarily disrupt air travel, authorities have made preparations for flights to be diverted to seven regional airports, including on Java and Lombok islands. Dajuma being located at only 1h30 from the ferry to Java, it would be easy to get back home by flying from any airport in Java.

We wish you a lovely stay in the island of the Gods!