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Registration Opens 1 March 2012


Ubud Morning Tour
Monday - 11 June 2012 (9am-2pm)


USD 45 / SGD 65 per person (Includes Lunch)
40 People Maximum
Price Includes: Entrance fee, English speaking tour guide, and coach transfers
Coach Departs Hotel at 9am and Returns by 2pm
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This tour opens with an exploration of the various traditional art forms of Bali. First, we visit the art villages of Celuk, where the Celuk artisans, renowned for their individuality and excellence in forging silverware and jewellery, show off the tricks of the trade.

Next, we bring you to the Tohpati Village. Watch as the Balinese people demonstrate the complex and tedious process of waxing and dyeing to form the unique and intricate designs of traditional handcrafted Batik. At the same time, learn more about this ancient craft and see how it plays an important role in Balinese culture.

We move on to visit the Batuan temple, an ancient Balinese Hindu temple dating back from 1022 A.D. Delve into the deep and fascinating history of this beautiful temple, one of oldest and finest temple in Bali’s history.

Proceed on the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, a nature reserve and temple complex, located in Ubud. A popular tourist attraction, The Monkey Forest is not only home to over 300 monkeys; it also houses the famous Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal Temple (Death Temple), the "Holy Spring" bathing temple and the Pura Prajapati Temple (Cremation Temple).

Last but not least, the Ubud Art Market is where you can experience the hustle and bustle of a traditional Balinese market. At this popular art market, one can find a wide range of Balinese handicrafts, from wood-carved ornaments and textiles to Balinese paintings.

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Traditional Dance Performance cum Dinner
Tuesday - 12 June 2012 (6pm-10.30pm)

USD 40 / SGD 60 per person
40 People Maximum
Price Includes: Entrance fee, English speaking tour guide, and coach transfers
Coach Departs Hotel at 6pm and Returns by 10.30pm

Traditional dance is part of the fascinating Balinese culture. This tour takes you to the village of Batabulan to see the famous Kecak dance performance. The Kechak dance is performed by a group of at least 50 men who dance in a circle around blazing bamboo torches and it tells the enthralling story of how the monkey-like Vanara helped Prince Rama rescue his wife Princess Sita who had been kidnapped by the evil King of Lanka. This dance is unique because it has no musical accompaniment unlike many other Indonesian dances. The rhythm of the dance is produced by the men’s chanting.

Dinner will take place after the dance at the Warung Bebek Restaurant in Lodtunduh Ubud. Tantalize your taste buds with sumptuous Indonesian Cuisine served with Sambal matah, a signature Balinese spicy condiment.

*Vegetarian food is available upon request. Please indicate this when you make your booking for this tour.

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