As a top destination in Asia, Bali’s cultural village of Ubud has a fascinating past and present.
Bali’s Hindu community believe that existence is a continuous cycle of birth, life and death. Therefore, elaborate rituals are performed at various stages of life to help one navigate this process. These rites of passage commence when a newborn baby is just 42 days old as each child is thought to embody the soul of a reincarnated ancestor.
Indonesia is a vast archipelago comprising more than 17,000 individual islands. As a result, the nation’s cuisine is diverse and characterized by layers of flavour.
Melukat is a purifying ritual that followers of Bali’s Hindi religion regularly undergo to cleanse the body and spirit from negativity in times of sickness or personal difficulty.