Diana Lai matchmakes Awani tropical flavours with Peranakan Heritage (and Other) Food If you grew up in Singapore or Malaysia, luxury food condiments simply meant those with the best flavour that your family would always eat with favourite food or snacks. As such, any self respecting person would know exactly which condiment should traditionally accompany […]
Tourism is big business in Bali and it’s easy to look at the influx of tourists and see it as ruining and eroding the authentic traditions of the Balinese. But did you know that many of the traditions are only so widely known and possibly only survived because of tourism? In this article, we explore the history of tourism in Bali, and how the Balinese being such natural artisans have helped create the Bali we love today.
Our guide to Bali’s best souvenirs and gifts includes unique and handcrafted items that you simply will never find in mainstream Bali gift stores. Our list of shops and locations will make your trip to buy a gift an experience you will never forget, whether you are looking for gift ideas and suggestions, a guide to unique Bali souvenirs or you just want to experience visiting the hidden away artisans of the archipelago, then this guide is for you.
Here’s a little introduction to our kitchen which is in the volcanic highlands of Bali, a world away from the hustle and bustle of Kuta and Seminyak on the coast. These highlands, in central Bali, are about 1000m above sea level; the climate is cooler, especially at night in the summer months. We are in […]
If you have visited Bali, you must have wondered what the small baskets of flowers and incense must mean. It is a common site across Bali. This is a classic Balinese offering, and we in this article we explore what these mean to the people of Bali. Bali’s spirituality lies at the core of Balinese […]