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Stories and Tips Ubud

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Dance Performance

Written by dcdc75 on 09 Jan, 2007

One of the great joys of Ubud is the nightly array of cultural entertainment available for the traveler. Most dance performances depict scenes from the ancient Hindi script Ramayana and Mahabharata; and involve tales of good triumphing over evil. Dances performed for tourists are often…Read More

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Rice Paddy Walk

Written by holeeling on 04 Jan, 2005

One morning we decided to try the rice paddy walk recommended in the Lonely Planet guide to Bali. The guidebook said that it would take about 1 hour, but as we stopped to take pictures and talk to people, we took slightly more than 2…Read More

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Visit to Papermaking Facility

Written by Ishtar on 07 Oct, 2001

I may not be able to give you sufficient background information into the world of papermaking as this is my profession, and as such, I tend to take a lot of facts for granted. Papermaking operations that my company deals with are primitive by modern…Read More

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Cycling around Ubud

Written by alan_nesbit on 23 May, 2006

We hired bikes on Sunday morning. Before long, we had left the town and were in the countryside. Blue, tropical skies, swaying palm trees, the emerald green of the rice paddies – what can I say?   We passed through several villages, each set amongst the rice…Read More

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New Year in Ubud

Written by alan_nesbit on 23 May, 2006

Nowhere have I seen so much local culture, apparently untouched by the distractions of the modern world. Ubud is a mainstream tourist destination, but the Balinese way of life goes on apparently unaffected.   There were New Year celebrations last weekend, and the sound of gamelan could…Read More

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Half-Day Silversmith

Written by holeeling on 27 Dec, 2004

I’ve always wanted to make my own silver jewellery but never had the chance to attend one of the courses in Singapore. Most courses were long-drawn affairs where you have to commit to going to a lesson a week for 3 months, and not very…Read More

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Kechak & Trance Dance

Written by holeeling on 22 Dec, 2004

There are traditional dances in Ubud every night of the week. We were lucky to attend one near our guesthouse along Jalan Raya. You can check at tourist information for the dance times and venues. The cost was 50,000rp per person (about S$10). We arrived…Read More

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Balinese Massage

Written by Ishtar on 26 Sep, 2001

On the menu of blessings at the Tjampuhan Hotel is in-room massage service. When we were there it was $40/hour per person, including the jasmine tea at the end. I convinced Chuck to go for it. We had already been initiated when our guide took…Read More

The Mansion!!

Written by Anthony2828 on 26 Jan, 2009

Having returned from 4 nights, 4 days at the Mansion in Ubud, I have not stopped sighing over how much I miss this place.From the moment we arrived at night, the hotel staff welcomed us with delightful juice drinks and a nice cold face towel…Read More

Monkeys love Salty Snacks too

Written by mandylboes on 28 Jan, 2012

We had a good laugh at the Ubud Monkey Forest when we looked over and saw a monkey lounging with a bag of potato chips. He seemed to be enjoying himself while the other monkeys were getting the usual bananas handed out to them. This…Read More

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