Kuta Local Customs

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    Altars & offerings

    by victorwkf Written Jan 13, 2006

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    Traditional altar at Kuta, Bali
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    When you are at Kuta, you will see the traditional altars shown in the photograph. Also, you will see offerings by the locals which are placed on the ground as part of their Hindu religion (see photo). Please show respect and do not touch or step on them.

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    Traditional Hindu Architecture

    by victorwkf Written Jan 13, 2006

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    Traditional architecture at Kuta, Bali

    Bali (including Kuta) has an unique and interesting culture of Hinduism in a Muslim nation of Indonesia. Because of this culture, this gives rise to many very exotic and exciting Hindu architecture which can be seen in Kuta as well as the rest of Bali. This is one of the strong attraction which draws tourists to visit this place. More photos are at the travelogue section of this VT page.

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    Balinese Art and Monuments

    by victorwkf Written Jan 13, 2006

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    Balinese art at Kuta, Bali

    Balinese art and monuments can be seen readily when you walk around Kuta. These arises from the unique Hindu culture in Bali and is one of the main attractions. You can even purchase some of these art pieces and monuments from local shops which can arrange for them to ship back to your house! More photos are at the travelogue section of this VT page.

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    Balinese dance and music

    by victorwkf Written Jan 13, 2006

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    Balinese dance and music, Kuta
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    One of the things you must do in Kuta is to experience the traditional Balinese dance and music. The costumes, dance movement and music usually depict legendary and religious stories and they will leave a lasting memory to the audience.

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    Traditional fishing boats

    by victorwkf Written Jan 13, 2006

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    Traditional fishing boat at Kuta, Bali
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    When you are at Kuta and Legian Beach, you will be able to see some traditional fishing boats on the beach. If you are lucky, you can witness the local fishermen loading these boats out to sea for their fishing trip.

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    Fishing

    by victorwkf Written Jan 23, 2006

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    Fishing at Kuta Beach, Bali

    Because Bali is an island, fishing used to be an important way of life here. This has been taken over by tourism in the modern day, but you still can see locals fishing at Kuta such as the ones shown in the photograph.

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    ogoh-ogoh: huge monster doll

    by aalayaa Written Jan 25, 2006

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    ogoh-ogoh on legian street, nyepi 2005
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    during nyepi day (the day of silence) when usually there's nothing you can do except staying inside without light, people avoid to be in bali.
    but the night before nyepi, ogoh-ogoh festival is held. ogoh-ogoh is a huge monster doll represent the bad spirit that after nyepi day will be burned. each village create their own ogoh-ogoh. during the festival, all the ogoh-ogoh are displayed and everyone who visit it can vote for the best and the scariest ogoh-ogoh.
    the place for ogoh-ogoh display is usually on a view point on the island but the best one usually in kuta area, especially on jalan legian.

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    Even at the roundabout .......

    by myspices Updated Mar 2, 2006

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    praying at roundabout

    Balinese are pious, religious people. In the busy roundabout in Kuta, we found a lady doing her prayers with "canangs" (offerings to gods), laid on the road. Surprisingly, vehicles are cautious and somehow avoid going too near ....

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    Free Flip Flops at some Hotels

    by machomikemd Written Jan 6, 2014

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    many of the hotels in Kuta offer free flip flops for your personal use which you can find at your hotel room of which you could use immediately while walking around the busy Kuta area and the best way to walk around the small streets and alleys and the beach at kuta is via the good ole flip flops and if happen to forget yours, again, some hotels give free flip flops to guests like our hotel in kuta, The Grand Inaa Kuta Hotel.

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    The Batik of Bali

    by venteeocho Written Jun 4, 2007

    The Batik of Bali provides another venue of showing the artistic excellence of the Balinese people. Their beautiful designs, inspired by religious mythologies to everyday encounters, spread throughout the world. Originally stimulated by Javanese motifs, dominated by wayang and other mythological characters, contemporary batik artists have also experienced artistic development that parallels that of paintings. Modern batik artists express themselves through various subjects, from objects of nature such as birds or fish to daily activities such as cremation (ngaben) procession or tourist attractions as well as religious and mythological stories, accompanied by modern interpretation.

    The Ikat and Double Ikat are two amazing techniques that the Balinese have perfected. A piece of Ikat cloth is woven in such a way that the ink is 'tied' (which is what 'ikat' literally translates to) in one of the two threads. A Double Ikat recursively repeats this technique; both threads contain ink. The ink will bleed to its neihboring area, and the result is a piece of cloth with distinctive, subtle patterns.

    The village of Tenganan is well known for its superb double ikat work. A good piece of double ikat may take months to complete, and it usually belongs to the family heirloom. Certain patterns, such as the black and white, checkered, double ikat are considered to have protective powers against the evil spirits. Thus, they are used a lot to cover or to dress statues that guard the entrance to a temple or sacred masks like Barong.

    A piece of ikat shirt or a batik wrap-around, each can be had for as little as a few dollars, are must have. Local garment shops will gladly supply you with these or any other kinds of Balinese garments that might interest you.

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    Local Ash Trays

    by machomikemd Written Jan 9, 2014
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    Indonesia is the fourth largest smoking country and hence it has a large number of local and indigenous cigarette and cigar companies and also the local cloved cigarettes variety and due to this, they have many kinds of ash trays that you can also buy as souvenirs which are quite kitschy in design. you can buy these assorted kind of ash trays at the oleh oleh souvenir shops and stalls around kuta and prices are from 60,000 to 120,000 rupiah, depending on the material used or the size and design.

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    Smile

    by hassan_abu Updated Nov 26, 2005

    Balinese are very friendly and polite people. Handshaking is customary, for both men and women, on introduction and greeting, smiling is a national characteristic.

    Everyone here seems to be an artist of some kind and daily offerings and rituals are a way of life.

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    ENJOYING THE BEACH

    by Onedragon Updated Jul 2, 2008

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    SO IF IT IS NOT FISHING IN THE WATERS AT THE BEACH IT IS ENJOYING THE BEAUTY AND COMFORT OF ONE OF BALI'S FAMOUS BEACHES ....

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    Roadside food vendors

    by victorwkf Written Jan 23, 2006

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    Roadside food vendor at Kuta, Bali
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    When you are at Kuta, you will see lots of roadside food vendors selling various types of local food. These food vendors are very common in Bali as well as other parts of Indonesia.

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