The reopening of the Bali airport to international flights approaching, we can not help but think of all that we will find in the pleasures of life in this island so aptly named the Island of the Gods: a prolific nature, exceptional human relations, breathtaking landscapes, constant serenity, and, icing on the cake (no pun intended!), an exceptional cuisine inherited from multiple local, European and Asian influences. A good example shown in the photo, is the tasty “rijsttafel” recently served in our Rama restaurant, a Dutch word that literally translates to “rice table”. It is an elaborate Indonesian meal adapted by the Dutch consisting of many side dishes (up to fourty sometimes), small portions served in banana leaves, accompanied by rice prepared in different ways. Popular side dishes include egg rolls, sambals, satay, fish, fruits, vegetables, pickles, and nuts. Let’s hope a return to normal as soon as possible!
Bali is often mentioned in guidebooks as a great place to practice yoga. Anyone who has visited Bali can only confirm this opinion. Because of its culture, its exceptional nature and the three pillars of its philosophy (harmony with the gods, nature and between humans) Bali is indeed a privileged place for yoga. And Dajuma is no exception to the rule: with its tropical park and its atmosphere of serenity between heaven and earth, its spa and shala equipment, and its caring full-time yogini Tini, Dajuma offers its clients daily sessions that invigorate the body and soul. Pictured is an amateur female in action, a member of the local Novri Yoga community. Beginners as well as experienced practitioners are welcome!
This week, Dajuma received a very good news: Anggun, the eldest daughter of our general manager Alit, has just received an exceptional award. Soon graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy of Bali, it is within the framework of the Youth International Science Fair organized by the Indonesian Young Scientist Association, that she competed in the Life Sciences category and obtained the gold medal for having developed a yogurt-based product capable of stimulating the immune system of patients with diabetes mellitus, particularly numerous in Indonesia. 443 teams from 23 countries took part in this competition.
Anggun had the idea to create a special drink which can improve immune system and give nutrition of the body for diabetes mellitus. It is a kind of yoghurt made from mixed of Rosella flower (Hibiscus Sabdariffa), skin of mangosteen fruit (Garcinia Mangostana). She decided to call it YOBISTA (Yoghurt Hibiscus Sabdariffa and Garcinia Mangostana).
Our sincere congratulations for your outstanding achievement, dear Anggun!
Totally part of Balinese culture is the tradition of floral decoration. Water and flowers are sacred in Balinese Hinduism and find their expression in the daily life of all Balinese families through floral decorations which are supposed to foster three human qualities: patience in the way to arrange flowers in complex and beautiful settings, knowledge of nature and sharing with Gods and humans.
A perfect activity to practice after this long period of stress that we have been facing with the pandemic! On the picture 3 recent floral decorations prepared by our staff to welcome our guests.
This week, Dajuma welcomed a team of fashion photographers headed by Putu Yadi Santika (@elgiophotography) from Negara accompanied by their lovely model, Ni Putu Merry Tasia Suryawan from Negara too. Many shots took place in our garden and on the beach showcasing beautiful dresses and the work of the stylists of the local brand of women’s clothing named Flow Collection owned by Suci Yasmita Dewi from Medewi Village. A blessed initiative that is particularly welcome in this period troubled by the pandemic!