The three things in Bali that have made the island known to the world are its beaches, its people and its culture. A unique combination of tradition, philosophy and religion, the Balinese culture can be witnessed through the arts, the way of life, and the celebration of life itself in various ceremonies.
Celebrating this traditional heritage, the #1 Resort Hotels in Indonesia by Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards, The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas - Nusa Dua, Bali, introduces a series of cultural activities for its guests.
THE GRACEFUL DANCE
One of Bali's exotic charms is its art - namely the various traditional dances. From the graceful movement, the chants and the expression to the costumes, Balinese dances speak of stories, legends, folklore even epic love stories.
There are various types of Balinese dances based on the history and culture of Indonesia. They are performed during special events, ceremonies and anniversaries.
In the tropical setting of Eden Garden, guests can now learn the basics of Balinese dance during their stay at Mulia Bali. The Balinese Dance Class is held every Friday morning and complimentary for our guests.
THE DAILY OFFERING
Taking place every Monday afternoon at Mulia Bali's 1-kilometre secluded beach, guests can learn how to make one of the Balinese offerings, Canang Sari. Made of flowers in varying colours, this type of offering is usually seen at Balinese temples, on small shrines in houses, in the streets or as a part of a larger offering.
A TOKEN OF GRATITUDE
Featuring another form of Balinese offerings, every Saturday morning, guests can learn more about Gebogan – the Balinese fruit offering. This special offering can be a few meters high and is usually carried on top of the head during ceremonial processions.
Gebogan normally consists of a series of fruits and snacks arranged neatly above a single-footed wooden plate called a Dulang.
This offering aims to show the greatness of God who has provided so many different foods for life for the people.
THE BLESSING BRACELET
Symbolising protection, the Tridatu, or Balinese string bracelets are more than just mere accessories. Balinese blessing bracelet has meaning which symbolizes the three Gods, the three phases of life and more. Every Thursday, guests are invited to learn more about its meaning, use, and how to make them.
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THE BALINESE SCRIPT
Natively known as Aksara Bali, this script is considered to be the most elaborate and ornate Brahmic scripts in South East Asia. Strongly associated with the Hindu religion, the script is mainly used today for copying manuscript containing religious texts. Join the Aksara Bali writing class and learn how to write your name in this unique and beautiful script every Wednesday. What’s is more beautiful than to bring a piece of Balinese tradition back with you!
THE ART OF BALINESE CLOTHING
Be a part of the Balinese tradition, and experience a moment as Balinese royalty with our cultural activities program. Dress up like a Balinese King and Queen with vibrant and visually pleasing traditional attire, while learning the meaning behind each garment and its accessories.
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