WOOD CARVING ART IN BALI Puri Dajuma, Beach Eco-Resort & Spa, West Bali balinese art

WOOD CARVING ART IN BALI

Wood carving is one of the ancestral art praticed in Bali by skilled carvers trained in numerous schools in the island.
In Pekutatan, we are lucky enough to have some of them happy to share their know-how with our guests once a week, for an unforgettable “wood carving experience”. This is what happened this week to Anne and Maja from Sweden who were able to carve their names by themselves under the attentive guidance of the master carver Gede Budiarsa. A good memory of Bali to be brought back home!

WORLD CLEANUP DAY AT DAJUMA Puri Dajuma, Beach Eco-Resort & Spa, West Bali

WORLD CLEANUP DAY AT DAJUMA

For the second consecutive year, the World Cleanup Day took place in Bali like everywhere in the world, on September 21st. Born from an Estonian initiative in 2018 and from previous successes of global cleaning efforts, the World Cleanup Day is aimed at combating the global solid waste problem, including the marine debris. In Bali this year, 9 cities held a cleaning activity simultaneously from 7 to 9 o’clock on this date. As shown on the pictures, some of our team did participate to the cleaning of Delod Berawah Beach (near by the buffalo race circuit). It was initiated by the Indonesian national army, government, tourism actors, environmentalists and the civil society, in order to keep Bali green, clean and free from plastic waste. Needless to say that it should not happen once a year, but everyday, as we do in Dajuma!

HAPPY RETIREMENT TO MISRIN AND KADEK! Puri Dajuma, Beach Eco-Resort & Spa, West Bali

HAPPY RETIREMENT TO MISRIN AND KADEK!

First time in Dajuma life, 2 of our employees will be retiring soon. Misrin and Kadek have respectively 17 years and 9 years of service with Dajuma. Our guests will certainly remember their grand smiles and … their moustaches! Since the beginning of Dajuma in 2002, Misrin was part of our security team, taking care of the safety of our guests 24h, always ready to help during the night including late arrivals. Kadek was one of our driver, particularly appreciated by our guests for his soft and safe driving and his deep knowledge of West Bali. According to the Indonesian labor law, both are leaving at 57 in full shape and a lot of ideas in mind: open a warung for Kadek and take care of a farm for Misrin. On the picture the farewell party organised by their colleagues. Thank you so much for your commitment with Dajuma. We wish you a healthy and joyful retirement!

WELCOME AGAIN DEAR VALRHONA! Puri Dajuma, Beach Eco-Resort & Spa, West Bali west bali tours chocolate

WELCOME AGAIN DEAR VALRHONA!

This year again, we had the pleasure of welcoming at the beginning of September, 3 groups of the famous french chocolatier Valrhona bringing together chocolate masters from the Asia-Pacific region. Aimed at exchanging experiences and recipes and visiting their cacao producers of West Bali, the gathering was also the opportunity to spend some good time at Dajuma and practice some activities such as massages, stand-up paddle and surfing. They also invited the representatives of the cacao farmers to come and taste the delicious chocolate creations made from the West Bali cacao, particularly some chocolate mousses. Everybody was so happy.

KUKUL ANOTHER INTERESTING TRADITION OF BALINESE CULTURE Puri Dajuma, Beach Eco-Resort & Spa, West Bali dancing music

KUKUL ANOTHER INTERESTING TRADITION OF BALINESE CULTURE

Kulkul is a traditional communication tool of the Balinese people. It is a big wooden bell installed at the top of decorated towers erected in the middle of each village in Bali. Inherited from the ancestors one can find it in every traditional organization in Bali. It is used like an alarm for Balinese people and, depending on the number of strikes on the bell, has different meanings such as invitations to regular meetings of the villagers, ceremony preparations or natural disasters. Besides having a role in the lives of Balinese people, Kulkul is also used in smaller size, as a musical instrument in several art performances. This is what is shown on the picture this week. Dajuma is used to organise entertainments combining traditional Balinese music (Jegog) and dances. At the end of the show, our guests are invited to come on stage and play the Kukul instrument with our musicians. They love it!