Having spent his entire 20 year career in the kitchen, Chef Wayan Budi at Kayumanis Sanur has always dreamed of putting Balinese food on the world map. He is passionate about quality ingredients and spends his spare time exploring the island and sampling different dishes from each region. Chef Wayan Budi is part of the original team at The gangsa and since 2001 he has risen through the culinary ranks to a position of seniority.
Every bride wants to look radiant for her wedding and this often means undergoing different beauty treatments during the lead up to the big day. In Indonesia, it is tradition for a bride to prepare for her wedding with a skin ritual that dates back to the royal courts of Central Java.
Known as one of the world’s oldest prepared beverages, beer has long been used as a beauty product to regenerate skin and make hair shine. Made from barley, beer contains a number of vitamins and minerals such as iron, zinc and magnesium. Consumed in moderation, it also has a certain health benefits as well as antioxidant properties. Now this favourite brew is the base of an exclusive new treatment at Kayumanis Spa Nusa Dua to nourish skin and induce deep relaxation.
The kecak dance can be enjoyed daily at Uluwatu Temple on Bali’s southern peninsular. It is performed at sunset against a mesmerizing backdrop elevated on a limestone cliff above the Indian Ocean. This dramatic temple complex dates back to the 11th century and is quite an appropriate setting for what has become one of Bali’s most unique dances.
The kecak dance was created in the 1930’s as a collaborated between a local artist and renowned German painter, Walter Spies. It blends movements and themes from the traditional sanghyang exorcism ritual with portions of the Ramayana, an epic Hindu poem considered a great work of Indian literature. The dance was intended to showcase authentic Balinese traditions but also engage audiences of Western tourists.