Indonesia’s Cultural Dining Series
At Hotel Tugu Bali, the mission of bringing to life the art, culture, and romance of Bali and Java does not stop at decoration and interior design. How you dine is not only about food, but it also involves many other aspects such as theme, setting, ritual of service, atmosphere, presentation, traditions, and history. Possibilities offered are unlimited, as rich as Indonesian culture.
When you dine at Tugu, travel back through time up to hundreds of years, and find yourself in different eras, places, as well as forgotten, no longer-existent experiences of Indonesia, such as:
•Waroeng Tugu, a Journey Through Time
•Balinese Rajadom, Royal Balinese Dining
•Royal Tugudom, The Grand Ceremonial Dining of Majapahit Kingdom
•Grand Rijsttafel, Dutch Colonialism-era Smorgasbord
•Babah Peranakan Dinner, Homecooking of the Island Chinese Peranakan Families
•Selamatan Panjang Umur Mak Co, Celebration of Long Life & Happiness with Mak Co
•Sate Iboe Sarongan Tanah Djawa & Bali, The Satay Parade of the Village Vendors
•Megibung, Exotic Ancient Balinese Feast
•Full Moon Beach BBQ, A Communion with Elements
•Sunset High Tea Jajan Pasar, An Enchantment of Local Delicacies
and many more
Dancing & Gamelan Class
Traditional Balinese dance and gamelan music are known to be one of the most beautiful in Indonesia, and unfortunately the most authentic versions are getting harder and harder to find. Experience and join us celebrating the magical culture of the Island of the Gods.
The cooking class in Waroeng Tugu is a unique lifestyle experience that speaks of hundreds years old of traditions, of the beautiful humbleness and the exotic richness of Indonesian dining and cooking culture, all at the same time. The class begins with a visit to Balinese traditional market where you will submerge into the daily Balinese way of living. Pick the recipes you favor most and finish with a Waroeng dinner experience, eating with bare hands surrounded by oil lamps, stone grinders, and traditional steamers on wood-fire terracotta stoves in the open kitchen.
Offerings, Flower & Palm Leaf Arrangement
The preparation of the frequent Balinese celebrations and ceremonies plays a major role in the island’s traditional way of life, although time consuming. Balinese offering, flower & “janur” (palm leaf) arrangement are so colorful, exotic and unique that they were recurrently reviewed in international books and learnt by many around the world.
Bike Tour, Horseback Riding and Sunset Horse-drawn Bendi Ride
It is said that Canggu Beach has one of the most beautiful sunsets in the island. Also tour the Canggu village and the surrounding breezy Balinese paddy fields on an antique horse-drawn bendi (antique carriage) cart, on horseback or on bikes.
A Stroll to the Morning Fish Market
Very early in the morning, at Canggu Beach, visit the fishermen while selling their fresh catches to the villagers.