Culture

I have been documenting Bali for 40 years now — writing this column for almost 25 years — and I am sick of try...
Locked between the stands of verdant jungle, the pure waters of the Pejeng and Pakerisan streams gurgle their way o...
Most religions of the world use water and fire as purificatory elements. Water cleans, soothes and fertilises, whil...
Bamboo is one commodity that plays an important role in balinese life, from being used to build a house, weaved int...
It started off sunnily enough. A few of us were invited for the last day of a month long house Piodalan Mempedem Pe...
One of the best ways to learn about different cultures is by looking at how they deal with death; i.e. how they dis...