One of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, Bali for few years awarded as the world best island by The International Travel Magazine. There, however, are still many people
who do not know in depth about the uniqueness of Balinese culture. Life
in Bali is always related to Tri Hita Karana or a tripartite concept
that include the spiritual relationship between human and God, and their
The rapid growth of development in tourism has had a big impact and
influences to Bali tradition and lifestyle. Interestingly, Balinese
culture is still as what it was, growing along with the of
globalization. It is the Balinese civilization what makes the island
different from other destination.
With sunshine shining throughout the year, Bali has a tropical monsoon
climate, with pleasant day temperatures between 20 to 33 degrees Celsius
or 68 to 93 degrees Fahrenheit. Rainy season starts from October to
March, when the West monsoon brings heavy showers and high humidity.
June to September is considered the driest season, with low humidity and
it can be fairly cold in the evenings, the best time for any outdoor
Something unique can be found about climate in Bali. Even when it rains
most times in the most parts of Bali you can often enjoy sunny days on
the “Bukit”, the hill south of Jimbaran. On the other hand, you may
expect cloudy skies and drips throughout the year in Ubud and the
mountainous areas. Most interestingly perhaps, the international weather
reports for “Denpasar” or “Bali” mention showers and rain storms all
times of the year. In higher regions such as in Bedugul or Kintamani
you’ll expect to wear either a sweater or jacket when evening falls.
Bali’s population of over 3,000,000 souls
spread over the whole island, including those in the smaller islands of
Nusa Penida, Nusa Ceningan, Nusa Lembongan, Serangan and Menjangan
Island. The overwhelming majority of Balinese are Hindus, with the
increasing number on non-Hindu migrating from the closest neighboring
islands of Java and Lombok.
The coastal areas in the south are the most
populous area with over 370,000 people living in various professions in
the capital of Denpasar. Farming has been the primary way of living in
Balinese life. Where else fishing, trading and craftsmanship are also in
fashion from generation to generation. Yet with the fast growing of
tourism since past few decades, young people start to build up a new
touch in their living culture.
Life in Bali is very communal under the
organization of villages. Temple ceremonies, marriage, cremation,
farming and even the creative art festivals are decided by the local
community institution called “Banjar”.
The responsibilities in the
day-to-day life are normally administered by both the Banjar and the
government. The local government mostly responsible for schools, health
clinics, hospitals and roads, and Banjar is responsible for all other
aspects of life. There is another association exists in the banjar named
“Subak” that concerns to the production of rice and organizes the
complex irrigation system. Every family who owns a rice field must be a
member of their local Subak, which then ensures that every
member gets his fair distribution of water. A banjar consists of an
average of 50 to 150 family members, owning a meeting venue called the
Bale Banjar, which is used for regular gatherings and a center for local gamelan orchestras and drama groups.
• Warm friendly efficient service •
• Fresh Bistro style menu •
• Cozy comfortable atmosphere •
• Locally sourced produce delivered daily •
• Unique custom blend coffee •
“The dream has always been to open a place that is more than just a
restaurant” says Will Meyrick, the executive chef and innovator behind
Bali’s success story Sarong restaurant. “An environment where people can
feel comfortable", Mama San is for anyone who likes to lounge in style
and eat quality South East Asian food without it being too expensive.
Mamasan you can step into colonial Britain in Shanghai during the
1920s, with marble top mah-jong tables and oversized tan leather
chesterﬁelds, in a purpose designed industrial high ceiling warehouse.
Gaze up to Mama San in all her glory staring down at patrons while
dining and ponder over a travelogue of old style photographs. Colorful
displays of retro inspired ﬂowers tower up to vintage clocks and a
Chinese patterned mirror. A feature of the ground ﬂoor interior are two
staircases either side of a service bar that climb a brick wall to the
The Mama San dining rooms are fully air-conditioned,
the ground floor seats up to 70 at any one time and is open for lunch
at 12pm - 3pm and for dinner from 6pm – 11pm. Reservations are
recommended for lunch and essential for the dinner service while
upstairs the bar and kitchen serve from 6.30pm until late.
location of Mama San is where all roads meet, the junction of Eat
Street, Oberoi Road, Sunset Road and the main Seminyak thoroughfare.
Driving guests are offered valet parking.Please kindly note there
is a no smoking policy in the ground ﬂoor dining room during dinner
service although guests are welcome to light up after 11pm. Mama San
operates a “smart casual” dress code policy, therefore we ask that no
branded singlet’s, board shorts or thongs are worn.
- ADDRESS Jl. Raya Kerobokan No. 135 BOOK A TABLE +62 812 36343386
Batik Bali Restaurant in Seminyak
When stepping into this latest addition to Jalan Oberoi’s buzzing
hospitality scene all things hectic stay outside. The open and bright
Indonesian-inspired architecture at BATIK BALI
room to relax and unwind while indulging in the finest Asian
cuisine. The menu offers traditional Indonesian, Thai and Vietnamese
dishes. Their favourite: Thai green curry.
- ADDRESS Jalan Kayu Aya (next to Café Bali) BOOK A TABLE +62 361 735171
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