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When Bali’s Witches & Goblins – The Dreaded Ogoh-Ogoh – Come Out to Play

on Mar 10 in Local Customs tagged , , , , by

The night before Nyepi Day is the time when effigies called “Ogoh-ogoh” are carried through the streets in parades held around the island. This year, the ogoh-ogoh parades will be this coming Monday night but beforehand, wherever you go around Bali, you can’t help but see the amazing creations standing-by.

Our Last New Year Celebrations for 2013 – Bali’s Nyepi Holiday

on Mar 09 in Local Customs tagged , , , , by

On March the 12th, all of us in Bali will be celebrating (yet again) another New Year. The celebrations actually begin on the 11th and finish on the 13th and, in the usual Balinese way, it’s complicated. Continue reading to find out why……

Simple, Elegant & Inexpensive – Exterior Lighting, Bali Style

on Jan 13 in Architecture tagged , , by

To our minds, there has not been a hotel built in Bali that comes close to the perfection of Amandari in Ubud.

Designed by Australian architect, Peter Muller, and supported by the then-owner, Adrian Zecha, it was a conscious decision to choose to create a pared-down hotel experience. The overall concept was that the property needed to be in harmony with the landscape of the location in which it was built, as well as to follow Balinese philosophy in its features and planning.