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Solo Exhibition by I Made Sujendra – Now though 20 January

If you are interested in viewing the work of Balinese artists who paint in the Bantuan style, you can wander over to Titian Art Space in Ubud which is showcasing the work of painter I Made Sujendra with the theme of Hell Sign. Sujendra depicts the underworld according to Balinese belief in which human are subjected to their life choices and the karmic consequences.

When                         : Daily from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Where                       : Titian Art Space – Jalan Bisma 88, Ubud

More Info                  : +62 811 3988444



Kuningan/Munggu Mekotekan Ritual – 5 January 2019

Ten days after the Galungan festivities comes Kuningan which marks the end of this ritual cycle of celebrating the victory of good over evil. At the traditional village of Munggu in Mengwi Kuningan is also the day of the Mekotekan Ritual. This ceremony is an enactment of the end of the Blambangan war, fought sometime in the 17th century between the kingdom of Mengwi and East Java’s Blambangan kingdom. Legend has it that the Mekotekan ritual was conducted to welcome the kingdom’s soldiers back from the battlefield after fighting the Blambangan battle. On their way to Mengwi they passed Munggu village, where local residents cheered them as the winners of the war. The tradition involves men carrying long wooden poles which they stack to form a huge pyramid. Some men will climb the pyramid to “face off” with each other whilst cheered on by the onlookers. This ritual is an important cultural event for the village of Munggu. Visitors are welcome to watch the proceedings, though they are not invited to participate as it is considered disrespectful to the Balinese people.

When      : Saturday 5 January from 2pm onward

Where          : Jalan Raya Munggu-Kapal, Munggu Village, Mengwi


Long Table Dinner with Janet Deneefe – 5 January

The legendary Long Table Dinners, hosted by Janet DeNeefe, culinary maven and Founder and Director of the famous Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, are a favourite event among foodies and lovers of fascinating conversations. Janet showcases food from Bali and beyond with nutrition-packed dishes featuring Jackfruit, moringa leaves, cassava, banana flowers and many other seasonal accompaniments followed by a range of exotic desserts featuring local fruits and ingredients. Booking highly recommended.

When      : Saturday 5 January from 07:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Where     : Indus Joglo, Jalan Raya Sanggingan, Ubud

Cost         : IDR 390K++

Contact       : 0361 973 282 or email Yunita


Orthodox Christmas Celebration – 7 January

Laguna Resort & Spa is putting on a distinctive Orthodox Christmas Celebration at their lagoon-side Banyubiru restaurant. Their culinary team will strive to impress with an elegant buffet dinner brimming with classic favourites including Kholodetz pork meat jelly, Borscht soup, Suckling pig, Seafood cocktail, Lamb cutlets and Beef stroganoff. For the flourishing finishing touch you can enjoy authentic Christmas desserts including refreshing Eggnog and Christmas Stollen. Sounds like a perfect evening to spend with family and friends.

When      : Monday 7 January from 07:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Where     : Laguna Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua

Cost         : IDR 950K/PP inclusive of one cocktail, a glass of white, red or sparkling wine; – IDR 475K per child (aged 3-12) inclusive of free-flow juice, iced tea and soft drinks

More info : Call (0361) 3005626


The following events are still ongoing:

Exhibition of Sumba Island Ikat – Daily through 15 February 2019,

Whisper on the Grassland, an exhibition of the traditional textiles of Sumba Island, East Nusa Tenggara at Saravasti Design Store – Padma Resort Legian


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