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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 ornaments, and vajra or ratna pinnacles. The presence of this gate offers an experience of mysterious and luxurious atmosphere.

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 assorted Balinese dips and sambals, Sate Lilit, Bebek Betutu (Duck backed in Aromatics and Banana leaves) to name but a few.

Tonight, under the stars outdoor theater, ENRICH your cultural journey and experience our Java Theater presenting traditional Wayang Shadow Puppet show. EXPLORE our Pasar Malam (night market) culinary journey with Balinese and regional Indonesian flavors.
Come to try the Babi Guling!!!!

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 rattan cords. Each Angklung produces a single note or chord, so several players must collaborate in order to play melodies.

Because of the collaborative nature of Angklung music, playing promotes cooperation and mutual respect among the players, along with discipline, responsibility, concentration, development of imagination and memory, as well as artistic and musical feelings.”

Bani Ngajeng Lawar ?

lawarLawar 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 will ask, grinning. This expression speaks for itself – lawar is far removed from Western cuisine and for many it is an acquired taste

Inspire Senses Spa Bali


Spa culture is one of the traditional experiences of Bali, we could discover it through four senses perspectives.

TOUCH: through traditional massages and typical Bali facial and body treatments performed using natural products imported directly from the island.

TASTE: through special teas and herbal teas tasting; usually offered at the end of treatments, while being pampered in complete relaxation.

SMELL: through Aromatherapy and the use of specially developed natural “essential” oils that enhance psychological and physical well-being through mental relaxation and stimulation.

HEARING: through Music Therapy. A constant, but not invasive, deeply relaxing and carefully selected music airs across all treatment areas and all common areas of our wellness centres.

Piodalan at the Bali Mandira Temple

Experience our Temple Celebration (Piodalan) at the Bali Mandira Temple on 08 Oct 2014.
Piodalan is a Hindu ceremony in Bali to celebrate the anniversary of a temple. This Piodalan is held once a year in the Balinese calendar to expressing sincere gratitude to God and wishing for the world’s peace and welfare.

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To celebrate Piodalan, we will collaborate to make Gebogan, in Balinese language, Gebogan  means ‘amount’ in the old period, the Balinese were using ‘amount’ of their harvested products. This offering is consisted of many kinds of fruits, flowers and other ornaments that is arranged from bigger to smaller to form the required shape. It is not just the artistic or aesthetic value of a person needed to make beautiful Gebogan, we have also to be patient to stick one by one of the fruits or flowers to its ‘core’ (made from the stem of banana sapling).