BALI SAFARI IS FIRST PLACE VISITED FOR UBUD TOURS DAY 2
Bali Safari & Marine Park offers a fun day out, and serves as one of the island’s largest and most visited animal theme parks which opened its gates in 2007. The Bali Safari & Marine Park was established by Taman Safari Indonesia; covering 40 hectares of land in the Gianyar regency. It is home to over 60 species, all of which roam free in large enclosures that mimic their natural habitats. Enjoy riding on a safari bus to visit the animals, watching fascinating elephant talent shows, get cuddly with baby orangutans, and view baby sharks at the aquarium. Families travelling with children will have a blast together at the adjacent water and amusement parks.
In Bali Safari & Marine Park’s collection are 80 species and around 400 specimens from three regions – Indonesia, India and Africa, including spotted deers, Himalayan bears, nilgai, black bucks, African hippos, zebras, camels, ostriches, baboons, blue wildebeests, and lions. The most epic on display are the legendary Indian white tigers. Guests board safari buses to travel through different areas of the park. Bali Safari & Marine Park’s signature Safari Journey takes visitors through the manmade habitats of Indonesia, India and Africa on modified safari trams, providing the opportunity to see the wildlife collection living naturally all together in the open range regions and to take as many photos as they like, all from the comfort and safety of the air-conditioned safari tram with their very own personal guide. Key exhibits in Bali Safari and Marine Park include Ranthambore, a replica of an ancient Indian fort in the city of Rajasthan where majestic white tigers roam; Kampung Gajah (Elephant Village), a sanctuary for retired working elephants; and the showcase of the komodo dragons. There are also fun close-up photo opportunities with some of the animals. Also, check out the various free live animal shows as well as the new Bali Theatre onsite, with the currently-running magnificent Bali Agung Show.
A visit to the Bali Safari and Marine Park will take up a full day to enjoy all that the park has to offer. It is best to get there at opening time as there is so much Bali Safari and Marine Park to see and do. Best have your own transport instead of taxi, or at least a return transfer back to your hotel. The climate here can be rather hot so keep hydrated throughout the day. Make good use of the free attractions and photo opportunities found throughout the park and have a free map of the park handy to explore all corners of site. The location is quite far-flung, so it’s a good idea to plan some stopovers on the way to, or from the park. Bring a change of clothes, towel and swimwear if you want to take a dip and have fun with the kids at the nearby water park.
Mara River Safari Lodge within the Bali Safari & Marine Park is one of the islands most unique accommodations, offering a stay in a setting that mimics the African wilderness.The 4 star lodge fulfils the fantasy for such an experience with its collection of fully air-conditioned suites built in African safari hut styles that are adorned with wooden furnishings, earthy tones and tribal-themed artefacts.Each of these unique suites features an open-air terrace where you can admire the open artificial savannah with roaming animals.The perimeter is bordered by a protective moat that ensures safety
GOLD & SILVER IS SECOND PLACE VISITED FOR UBUD TOURS DAY 2
The village of Celuk, located approximately 4 km southwest of the Sukawati District, is also Bali’s major centre for goldsmiths and silversmiths. The main road of Jalan Raya Celuk is lined up with galleries and workshops. The village is usually an included stopover on tour itineraries to the central and northern regions such as Ubud and Kintamani. The silver and gold shops line the roads approximately 10 km northeast from Denpasar. The village of Celuk is also a link between Bali’s Batubulan-Mas-Sukawati-Ubud ‘golden pentacle’ of artisans and craftsmen.
The gold and silver items crafted here are of high quality and feature unique and elaborate designs as the craftsmen are known for their skills and their industriousness. Almost all of the households in the village are homes to jeweller families and each Celuk villager possesses artistic skills in developing and executing intricate designs and varying patterns. The gold and silver items they produce include souvenirs and mass export items such as rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, studs, broaches and many other Balinese ceremonial accessories and adornments. As a tourism destination, Celuk welcomes visitors by the day who come to see the elaborate designing and production processes up close and witness a work of art in the making. Also, produce can be purchased directly here. Many of the households act as galleries, showcasing items in their front houses through glass displays and others are viewable in their workshops. Heading eastward along the Jalan Raya Celuk thoroughfare, immediately visible are the rows of galleries and art shops dealing with gold and silver. Several spots also feature items other than jewellery such as uniquely designed silverware; elephant motif spoons, floral design-rich forks, plates and trays and more is for sale here.
The many rows of art shops welcome not only prospective buyers, but also visitors who are merely interested in their design and production processes. Finished products are displayed in 360-degree viewing glass cases, enabling visitors to inspect the designs from all angles. Should you wish to inspect an item even closer, you may ask the gallery or shopkeeper to take them out for you, and they will be happy to explain the process of production and other interesting details behind the items. Most of the items have small paper price tags in US$ and, in many cases, IDR. Prices vary according to weight or the intricacy of the design with items such as small pendants starting from IDR 50,000 or approximately US$ 5.5. Complex, magnificent items such as silver sail ships in glass displays, or a temple replica reach a high of about IDR 15 million. Although most of the items bear price tags, bargaining is still possible. A common rule of thumb when buying items at traditional art markets also applies here; start with half of the price on the tag.
BATIK IS THIRD PLACE VISITED FOR UBUD TOURS DAY 2
Balinese batik is one illustration of freedom of expression in works of art. The style is not limited by any rules, such as palace or batik in most areas. Every craftsman is free to pour his creativity on cloth. That’s why the style that is produced often has an abstract impression and is difficult to understand. But on the other hand, this is also the main attraction of the uniqueness of the Balinese style.
Bali batik industry on the Island of the Gods began around the 1970s. The pioneers included Pande Ketut Krisna from Banjar Tegeha, Batubulan Village, Sukawati Gianyar, Bali. At first, he began to introduce batik techniques using the manual stamp method. With the loom used, it still uses human power. Until then over time, the method of making cloth developed into writing techniques.
Inspiration of Balinese batik patterns originated from the culture and the surrounding natural conditions. As we know, Bali island is very famous for its natural beauty and culture even to the end of the world. Some examples of natural depictions are frangipani flowers, hibiscus flowers, birds, or fish. As for culture, its depiction includes daily activities such as dancers, ngaben processions, even mythological creatures such as barongs, times, and winged lions.
The surrounding community mostly uses batik as a traditional ceremonial dress or other religious event. Usually, the fabric is tied to the waist as a cover. Or wrapped around the head as a headband (udeng).
Although relatively new in the world of batik, Bali also has various kinds of batik motifs. If in other cities the pattern is distinguished based on where the location is made, then the Balinese style only needs to be seen from who the craftsmen are. Here are some of these motives:
Buketan Balinese Batik.
Buketan can be said to be the oldest motive among the others. Buketan’s name comes from French which means a bunch of flowers. In accordance with the name, the motive is dominated by flower plants or small plants. The image is arranged along the width of the fabric in addition to such as a butterfly, hong or stork.
Describes the beauty of the Peacock as the main pattern shaft on the fabric and accompanied by petals resembling cherry blossoms. Abyorhokokai peacock is influenced by Japanese culture. Abyorhokokai peacock is also able to interpret the beauty of the island with its peacock as the main symbol.
Batik Singa Barong.
If the Abyorhokokai Peacock is a picture of the beauty of Bali, then Singa Barong is a cultural depiction on the island of Bali. This motif shows how unique the various cultures in the area are. Indirectly, the Singa Barong style has played a role in preserving the existing culture. In order to continue to be remembered by the next generation, it is also known by a wide audience.
Ulamsari Mas Bali Batik.
This one shows a lot of images of shrimp and fish. Shows how the condition of natural wealth in the area. Confirming that Bali is not only beautiful, but also rich in natural resources.
Batik Jagatan Banana.
When asked which motif is the most abstract, Jagatan Banana is the answer. The pattern shown is almost never symmetrical between one image and another. This shows once again how free the creativity spill from the craftsman.
Balinese patterns tend to have an asymmetrical accent. Where the main motive for cloth is not as big as one another. The characteristic of the fabric lies in the combination of traditional and modern motifs at once.
Some of the most obvious signs of this feature are the distinctive symbols of the Island of the Gods. Like the complexion of temples, herons, dragons, turtles and deer. This style is a traditional motif of the Balinese style.
As for the modern touch on the fabric, it is shown through the color protrusion. Most fabric colors use bright colors. In addition, wrapped in a wavy line pattern as a form of expression of freedom of each craftsman.
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Duration: approx. 10 hours
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