The Village

head_thevillageBanjar is a social group in Bali, consisting of a number of households all sharing social, customary and religious life. Banjar Batusepih is situated in Kemenuh Village, Sukawati District, Gianyar Regency, with a population of approximately 130 families.

Besides working as private sector employees and traditional farmers, the residents of Banjar Batusepih are also artists, for example sculptors, dancers, traditional musicians and literary artists. As such, the residents of Batusepih face the challenges of today’s life but still very strongly maintain the legacy of their ancestors.

VILLAGE OVERVIEW

All programs conducted by Bali Budaya begin with an introduction to the daily activities of living in a Balinese village. You will be invited to interact with young children studying at a school or to see their spare time activities such as dancing, playing traditional musical instruments and learning a foreign language.

Whilst walking past the locals’ houses, you will have a chance to interact with the residents. You are most welcome to observe and experience first hand all activities of the residents of Banjar Batusepih. Afterwards, you will have a chance to rest while watching the locals climb coconut trees to pick the coconuts, which then will be presented to you to enjoy.

PROGRAM PRICES

2-4 Persons
Program Duration: 4 Hours
US$ 35
Per Person

Inclusions: Welcome drink Lunch or dinner Local host and sarong

5-7 Persons
Program Duration: 4 Hours
US$ 30
Per Person

Inclusions: Welcome drink Lunch or dinner Local host and sarong

8+ Persons
Program Duration: 4 Hours
US$ 25
Per Person

Inclusions: Welcome drink Lunch or dinner Local host and sarong

THE VILLAGERS

villagers_jero_mangku_buja Name: Jro Mangku Buja
Age: 70
Profession: Wood Carver
Name: I Wayan Sabar
Age: 65
Profession: The Bendesa, Wood Carver
Name: I Wayan Tarku
Age: 65
Profession: The Klian Adat, Wood Carver
Name: I Nyoman Setiawan
Age: 45
Profession: The Klian Dinas, Carpenter
Name: I Made Yasa
Age: 65
Profession: Artist, Wood Carver
Name: I Wayan Dupa
Age: 70
Profession: Story Teller, Wood Carver
Name: I Ketut Pramarta
Age: 37
Profession: The Dreamer
Name: I Wayan Sila
Age: 65
Profession: Tour Guide, Wood Carver
Name: I Wayan Cenik Putra
Age: 45
Profession: Tour Guide, Wood Carver
Name: Ni Ketut Tuki
Age: 50
Profession: Offering Specialist
Name: I Ketut Widnyana
Age: 35
Profession: Musician, Wood Carver
Name: I Made Tara
Age: 9
Profession: Elementary School Student
Name: I Komang Wijaya
Age: 7
Profession: Elementary School Student
Name: Ni Made Rarapatni
Age: 5
Profession: Kindergarten Student