Island of Culture

The Guardians of Bali’s Culture

Culture | Aug 08, 2019

Bali has been named one of the world’s top destinations several times now, but along with the tourist influx comes modernisation. Yet, amidst today’s modern Bali, where asphalted roads have taken over a good portion of rice fields, the sound of the traditional Gamelan music still echoes across the island, and the traditional sarong and […]

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Discovering Contemporary Art in Purpa Art Gallery

Art In Bali | Aug 05, 2019

Purpa Art Gallery Bali opened its first gallery in Ubud in 1970; it’s one of the oldest galleries in Bali. The owner, I Nyoman Purpa, was one of the most eminent curators and collectors in Indonesia. In 2014, her daughter Ari Purpa opened her own gallery in Seminyak, specialising in modern and contemporary Art by […]

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Bali’s Upcoming Cultural Calendar

Island of Culture | Aug 04, 2019

Bali’s 2019 cultural calendar is marked by quite a number of artistic festivals that allow you to experience festivities unique to the Island of the Gods. AUGUST 18-20 Tanah Lot Festival An exceptional event taking place in one of Bali’s most popular attractions, Tanah Lot Festival will be packed with art performances, highlighting different types of Balinese […]

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Pura Kahyangan Jagat: Nine Temples of Auspicious Locations

Island of Culture | Aug 01, 2019

Here on the island, there are nine temples known as the Pura Kahyangan Jagat. Meaning the ‘palaces of the gods’, the temples of Kahyangan Jagat are spread across nine cardinal directions (eight wind directions with another being in the centre), aimed to foresee any evil attack from any direction, and repel it.  There’s something special […]

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Unique Art and Culture Classes in Bali

Island of Culture | Jul 31, 2019

If you’re looking to explore your creativity, these Bali art classes and cultural classes of many types are sure to quench your creative curiosity: Not everyone you meet in Bali is in pursuit of golden hours and sandy beaches. With a compelling cultural core that Ubud and greater Gianyar have to offer, Bali has become […]

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Bali’s Craftsmen Villages

Island of Culture | Jul 31, 2019

Bali is rich in cultural diversity and to visit one of the traditional villages on the island is to get an up-close look into the wonders and deeply-rooted cultures of the Balinese people, their lifestyle and history. From music and carving to sculpting and painting, culture flourishes in the many traditional villages across Bali. Art […]

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