Pious Hindu Balinese praying
Baby Elephant gracing a restaurant front
Suckling Pig from Ibu Oka – Ubud
Surfing @ Seminyak beach where many surfing schools are located.
Crispy Duck (Bebek Garing)
a Balinese speciality
Think of Bali and probably you imagine all of the above? Well Bali has more to offer.
Royal Cremation Ceremony on 14 May 2013 in Ubud
A tall bade (tower) is used to transport the body from Ubud Palace to the cremation grounds
Lembu will hold the body as it is being cremated.
This royal cremation is for Tjokorda Ngurah Wim Sukawati who died at 90. Prior to the cremation, holy water is obtained from a holy spring at Campuhan. At the Mesiram (bathing ceremony) the body is washed with holy water perfumed with fragrant flowers. Offerings are then made and it is dressed in fine clothes. After blessing by a High Priest, it is transported from the family temple to the Palace inner courtyard with it is guarded by naga banda (dragon).
Since I left on the same day of the ceremony I missed the procession to the cremation grounds.
Shopping and food in Ubud
Shops in Ubud Market, more shops stretch from the market to Monkey Forest
Balinese Satay (chicken on a skewer) with peanut sauce
Crispy Duck – a Balinese speciality at Ibu Uma
Largest Crispy Duck Restaurant in Ubud
Jalan Legian stretches fron Legian to Kuta with shops on both sides.
Surfing at Seminyak where most surfing schools are located.
Memorial for those who died during the Bali bombing – located near the site in Kuta
- Made’s Warong where Balinese food is adapted to foreign taste