Author Archives: balimandira

For Ritual. For Balinese Beliefs. For Offering

Life is an offering

Dear Guests, when you visit the island of Bali,Although they are generally found in sacred places, like temples and household shrines, you will see many offerings everywhere from the beaches, shops, entrances to residences. The little pallets of offerings in

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Bali tours and activities


If you’re a guest in Bali Mandira you can complete the Balinese experience with a lot of activities and trips from our tour operator. You’re free to choose according to your personality, curiosity, courage or budget. The tour operator desk

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Release and Let go !


Yoga is a form of meditation, peace and harmony, the purification of the physical body, leading into the purification of the mind. It can be used as a form of alternative medicine and as low-impact physical exercise. Yoga morning classes

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Explore the Creative ideas of our Housekeeping Talent


Every morning, when you pass by the one of our Water Features you will see something new. Made with various of kinds of tropical flower petals, spelling out a congratulations to our guests’ ceremonial day, birthday, cultural and festive days

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Do you Familiar with these names


Do you Familiar with these names “Wayan, Made, Nyoman, Ketut” The Balinese usually have one of the following four names: Wayan, Made, Nyoman or Ketut. They simply mean First born, Second born, Third born and Fourth born and it doesn’t

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Squirrels (Balinese Name “Semal”)


Was a pleasant surprise for our guests when these little Fellows come down the coconut Palms to say hello ! The squirrels are surprisingly tame and they will literally come right down from the high tree tops and allow people

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Angkul angkul

Balinese Gate

In the traditional #Balinese architecture, there is a typical gate- Angkul-angkul, it is the entrance to the yard, giving an access to Balinese compounds in many places of the island. The gate itself is richly decorated with kala’s head, floral

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Do you know the secrets of Balinese Cuisine?


Hi Friends, even you came to Bali many times, but some of the cuisines and the secrets of Balinese foods still await you for exploring, such as Jimbaran Seafood style BBQ’s, Babi Guling (Roasted suckling pig in Balinese spices) with

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We have a date with Angklung at Christmas


Lighting it up!!!!Our Mandira’s team begins to prepare for Christmas Eve Dinner a special Angklung performance. What is angklung? Angklung is an Indonesian musical instrument consisting of two, three or four bamboo tubes suspended in a bamboo frame, bound with

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Bani Ngajeng Lawar ?


Lawar is one of the most stereotypical Balinese cuisines. Anyone who has lived with a Balinese family will have surely been offered this spicy fare, particularly around ceremony time. “Bani ngajeng lawar?” (“Are you brave enough to eat lawar?”), they

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