Uluwatu Local Customs

  • Make our day Baby!!!
    Make our day Baby!!!
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    H2O

    by balisunshine Written Dec 9, 2007
    The H2O truck

    Water, the source of life,
    is becoming scarce all over the world.

    And here in Bali, the same goes.

    Even though the Balinese in most cases
    have no consciousness or clue that
    in most areas of the world there is a concern,
    they believe that there is an endless supply.

    You may see these big water trucks
    driving around the Bukit,
    and precisely, these trucks go to
    various homes supplying them with water.

    Most probably if you stay at
    a villa or hotel in the Bukit area,
    it is very possible that they
    get there water trucked in.

    If not, they might have hooked up
    to the recent and very thin
    water pipe that is furnished by the government.

    You can see this white pipe bordering
    the boundaries of the land, and this is
    where the water travels through.

    So, when you take your shower,
    be conscious and take care
    of the quantity that you use.

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    Make my day!!!

    by balisunshine Written Nov 15, 2007
    Make our day Baby!!!

    f you are a western girl,
    walking Dreamland Beach in a bikini,
    and happen to fall amongst
    a group of fully dressed Indonesians,
    they are most probably,
    traveling on one of he tour busses
    parked up above on the cliff.

    They’re not used to seeing a girl in a bikini,
    and may be honored to have themselves
    taken in a photo posing with you.

    Nothing kinki…
    just a straight out ‘say cheese photo’.

    You will definitely make their day!

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    Photos Pastime

    by balisunshine Written Nov 15, 2007
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    Lots has change from
    the early days of Dreamland,
    when hardly anyone,
    but the passionate surfer
    would go there.

    It seems that now a days,
    it The Place to come dressed up,
    and have your picture taken.

    As you stroll the beach,
    you will see over and over again,
    happy posers in front of the camera
    offering their best smile and pose.

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    Ceremony Trash

    by balisunshine Written Nov 15, 2007
    Ceremony Trash

    As you walk along
    the beaches of Bali,
    you may come across
    some trash which,
    will be composed of
    the elements used for ceremonies.

    Most of these items are
    a combination of organic material,
    but then you will have the sweets which,
    are wrapped in plastic
    and maybe some other items.

    It’s sad the lack of education and consciousness
    that you will encounter in most of Bali,
    towards keeping the environment clean.

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    %Visit the temple by Sarong and Sash

    by meiyergani Written Aug 17, 2007
    Sarong and Sash at the entrance UluwatuTemple

    At the entrance gate of Uluwatu Temple, as you paid a Rp. 3,000,- entrance fee, all visitors should use SARONG and Sash with no additional payment, it was Bali Custom if one enter a temple as well as the temple at Pura Luhur Uluwatu

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    Dreamland's Karma

    by balisunshine Written Jul 16, 2007
    Bad Karma!!!!

    Tommy was recently released from jail,
    after serving only 4 of his
    15 years jail term for
    his role in paying a hitman
    to kill Supreme Court Judge
    Syafiuddin Kartasasmita,
    who had sentenced him
    to 18 months in prison in 2000
    for a multimillion-dollar
    real estate scam.

    Prosecutors alleged that Tommy
    initially tried to overturn
    the corruption ruling
    by bribing the judge.

    Rather than face 18 months in jail,
    Tommy went into hiding,
    sparking a manhunt lasting more than a year.

    During his time in hiding, they say,
    Tommy ordered the judge's assassination.

    Kartasasmita was gunned down
    by two men riding motorbikes.
    When the men were arrested,
    they claimed Tommy had
    paid them for the killing.

    The farmers and owners of the land
    adjacent to Dreamland Beach
    are trying to battle him
    for $19 million in court
    for the 74 hectares of land that
    they had been swindled out of,
    by Tommy’s company.

    In June 1998,
    shortly after his father's fall from power,
    Time Magazine estimated
    Tommy's personal fortune in
    the region of $800 million.

    Development has re-commenced
    for the Pecatu Project,
    after a long pause caused
    by the 1997 economic crises.
    The project is to
    include residential developments,
    hotels, shopping outlets
    and a very large golf course.

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    Dreamland’s Karma

    by balisunshine Written Jul 16, 2007
    Pecatu Project

    As you enter
    the main entrance of
    Dreamland Beach,
    you will not only notice
    the large signs promoting the
    new golf & surf project being built,
    but you will also encounter
    hectares and hectares of land
    which, has had a dark, tainted history.

    There once was a time when the
    ex-president Suharto ruled for
    32 years, up until angry mobs
    and riots pushed him into
    the decision to resign after
    massive accusations of corruption.

    During his time in power
    he and his family were alleged
    to have amassed hundreds of millions of dollars
    in personal wealth creamed off
    from state assets and kickbacks
    given in return for lucrative business contracts.

    His equally corrupt and youngest son,
    Tommy, had swindled
    the local farmers of this area
    of their land, so to develop a
    massive 74 hectare tourism project.

    Tommy was never shy
    of flaunting his wealth,
    driving in his shiny blue Rolls Royce
    and his time spending millions of dollars
    on a string of luxury homes around the world,
    including a $4-million hunting ranch
    in New Zealand, more than
    20 apartments in England
    and buying a Lamborghini.

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    The Local Fisherman

    by balisunshine Written Apr 18, 2007
    Catch of day!!!

    Because the land in Uluwatu is
    arid and not really productive for growing crops,
    the local families here have learned to rely on fishing.

    At low tide,
    you will see not only the men,
    but their wives and children
    scouting under the rocks for squids, octopuses, etc.

    You might even find freshly cooked seafood at one of the local warungs

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    It’s all in Black & White

    by balisunshine Written Oct 9, 2006

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    It's all Black & White
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    As you drive around Bali,
    you will see very old trees dressed
    with a black & white checkered skirt.

    Usually, these trees are very sacred
    and a place of worship
    will be set up at the base of the trunk.

    The black and white checkered poleng cloth
    symbolizes good and evil forces in balance.

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    Prayers in Uluwatu - Quiet please ..

    by myspices Written Mar 13, 2006

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    water blessings....

    When we were in Uluwatu, we happened to see a Balinese ceremony being held in the "pura" (temple). All the followers were in white and there were blessings with water done. There was absolute quietness in the compounds of the "pura" except for the murmurs of prayers and soft chantings.

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    "Sarongs" & Sash - you need to put them on

    by myspices Written Mar 13, 2006

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    Dresscode : the purple

    Upon entering Pura Uluwatu (even if it's the surroundings of it), you will need to put on a "sarong" (a piece of material wrapped around your waist) and tie a sash if you are either not in long pants or in skirts. For those who are in long pants, you will only need to put on a sash. These are provided at the entrance and the fee is already included in the tickets you purchased. This is not only a custom in Uluwatu - it is a custom in Bali whenever you enter into the vicinity of the "pura" , temple.

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    Mat made from surrounding leaves

    by victorwkf Written Jul 23, 2005

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    Sitting mat made from leaves, Uluwatu

    If you are near to the souvenir cum drink shop next to the white cliff viewing point, you will see the interesting green mat which the local used to sit down, which is actually made from the long leaves of the surrounding plants. Very interesting and unique indeed :)

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    Do not enter the temple

    by victorwkf Written Jul 23, 2005

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    Inner grounds of Hindu temple at Uluwatu, Bali

    The temple at Uluwatu is out of bounds to visitors and we can only see it from the outside. There are signs which say that the temple inner grounds are meant for devotees only, so do not enter as a mark of respect.

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    Appropriate attire when visiting temple

    by victorwkf Written Jul 23, 2005

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    If you are wearing shorts, you will be asked to wear a cloth around your waist before visiting the temple as shown in the photograph. This is a mark of respect for Hinduism.

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