Peranakan, also called Nonya cuisine is from the Peranakans, descendants of early Chinese migrants who settled in Penang, Malacca, Singapore and Indonesia and who married local Malays. The Malay word Nonya is a term of respect for women of prominent social standing and refers to the cuisine of the Peranakans.
Nonya cooking is the result of blending Chinese ingredients with distinct spices and cooking techniques used by the Malay and Indonesian cooking styles and are at once tangy, aromatic and spicy. The flavor of of Nonya recipes is determined by the Rempah or spice blend. Various spices are pounded with a pestle and mortar in a specific technique that yields a taste that is unique to the preparation method. Recipes are handed down through the generations, with each family holding a secret combination of this intense blend.
This is the third year in a row, Bali Usada will conduct an intensive health meditation training classes (USADA TAPA BRATA) at Rumah Luwih.
USADA TAPA BRATA is an intensive 7 days and 6 nights with Mr. Merta Ada and his team.
This year, USADA TAPA BRATA will be held on 25 february - 03 march 2018. As quoted from their official instagram page information, this training is open to the public regardless of religion, social status, age, and other factors. Participants will be mentored gradually starting from the base, bringing up the Harmonious Mind and using to feel the body and healing. Medical Meditation practice techniques have been developed more than 20 years ago. This exercise has benefited many participants, both of whom have physical disorders (diabetes, high blood, lupus, migraine, tumor, cancer, not having offspring, etc.) as well as disorders of the mind (stress, depression, insomnia, anxious, easy to panic, lack of concentration, etc.). With the practice of meditation, life becomes calmer, healthier, and happier in the face of this life.
For further information and registration please contact :
Bali Usada Center
SMS/WA: +62 816 571253
Rumah Luwih Bali
Direct line: 0361-2005888
A home for the royals, this water palace is renowned for its grand architecture that wonderfully blends the beauty of Dutch colonial style with the intricate details of Chinese and Balinese cultures. Such grandiosity provides the base for Rumah Luwih’s architectural design. The resort, which occupies 2 hectares of lush greenery, is the setting for this lavish private residence where all guests are treated as royals in their very own tropical sanctuary.
Deriving its name from a Sanskrit word, Luwih translates as “more”. More than a house, Rumah Luwih is a home. Its architecture epitomizes a beautiful beachfront mansion where all family gathers to relax and unwind. From its classic Dutch era tiles, to the curated antiques, teakwood fittings and use of beautiful silk, every detail of Rumah Luwih is designed to create an intimate feeling as if coming home to your loving grandma’s mansion.
Nyepi comes from the word quiet (silent, silent). Nyepi Day is a Hindu New Year ritual which date is based on calendar caka, which began in the year 78 AD.
In contrary with A.D new year, Saka New Year is began with solitude. No regular activities and the Hindu are refrain from:
• Lighting fire
• Entertainment/entertaining others/fun activities
The island will be shut down and airport and harbour will be closed. Public services are not available except for hospital (for emergency cases).
The ultimate purpose of Nyepi Day is to plead before God Almighty, to sanctify Bhuana Alit (human nature/microcosmos) and the Great Bhuana/macrocosmos (universe). Before Nyepi day, there are series of ceremonies conducted by Hindus, especially in the area of Bali.
About 2 or 3 days prior to Nyepi, Hindus will perform purgatory by performing a Melasti ceremony. On that day, all the means of worship in the temple (shrine) are paraded to the beach or lake, which is reffered as the source of holy water that can purify all the dirt in human and nature.
The day before Nyepi, in the "tilem sasih kesanga" (the 9th dead month), the Hindus performed the ”Buta Yadnya" at all levels of society, ranging from each family, banjar, village, subdistrict, and so on and taking one of “Caru” (a sort of offerings) according to one’s affordability. The Blessed Yadnya were each named Pañca Sata (small), Pañca Sanak (medium), and Tawur Agung (large).
Caru that is held in each house consist of five (5) colors of noodles/packs with its side dishes, such as brass (colorful) chicken accompanied by the wine/wine.
Pengerupukan day is then performed usually in the evening before the Nyepi morning started. The family spreading the rice, torching the home and whole yard, and hit any objects (usually kentongan) to make sound or noise. This is done to repel the Butha Kala from home environment.
Pengerupukan is usually enlivened with ogoh-ogoh parade which is the embodiment of Butha Kala who are paraded around the environment, and then burned. This ceremony is also to drive away Butha Kala from the surrounding environment.
Serenity Nyepi at Rumah Luwih
Rumah Luwih is pleased to offer a special rate for Nyepi Day.
Enjoy the serenity of Nyepi day at Rumah Luwih where you can reconnect with mother nature and spend quality time with your loved ones in a beachfront resort.
A 3 days 2 nights package starting from IDR 2,560,000 nett per room (Prabanggana Deluxe Room) is available with the following inclusions:
• 3 days 2 nights stay (16-18 march 2018)
• Daily breakfast at Andrawina Restaurant for 2 persons
• One time lunch for 2 persons on Nyepi day
• One time dinner for 2 persons on Nyepi day
• 20% off spa treatments
• 10% off food and beverage (exclude alcohol)
• Free minibar
The Trash Hero Indonesia is part of Trans Hero world, a community based projects whose noble goal is to create a sustainable activities to reduce future waste and remove existing waste through a long term behavior change.
As of July 2017, over 47.000 volunteers have removed 345 metric tons of garbage in 9 countries worldwide! What a fantastic achievement.
On Sunday 14th January 2018, Trash Hero Indonesia chapter Saba goes to Pantai Lebih and Rumah Luwih had the opportunity to participate for the very first time. Together with Trash Hero Indonesia, Chapter Saba team, Rumah luwih cleaned up the trash around the beach and nearby area. Hopefully there will be more and more volunteers involved both from hotels around Pantai Lebih and individuals living around the beach . Everyone should be concerned with the cleanliness, sustainability, and beauty of beaches in Bali
Trash Hero has a wonderful mission to share with others:
Action and Awareness
To act directly, then and there. Pick up trashes and clean up. Start with our neighbourhood to beaches we visit to places we know need to clean. Just act and don’t wait is the key.
imagine if there are 100 people in different places doing the same thing and each invites 10 more people, then there will be at least 1000 volunteers involved. With more people we can reach more places to clean and there will be more beautiful clean places we can enjoy.
Volunteers also get support in the form of training on garbage and its impact globally and long term. What and how will it impact the living being, for us and for our children and grandchildren in the future.
The Trash Hero also creates long-term projects where communities can directly involve. How to remove and better manage our waste, what strategies to implement that will help reducing the amount of waste being produced in the future.
The Hero Trash motivates people to inspire others in everyday lives, to lead by example.
If you are interested to know more about Trash Heroes or join them please visit their website at http://trashhero.org
There is no cost to join. All you need to do is just show up at the scheduled time and place. You can also participate and becomes a sponsor. For example local businesses generously donate gloves and trash bags, food and beverages, and transportation when needed.
Marriage is a special sacred moment and happens once in a lifetime. So do not be surprised if many couples dream of a wedding moment to be very beautiful and memorable. Therefore they plan a marriage perfectly to be a memorable dream wedding of all time.
There are many things to do at the beginning of wedding planning. The first is to determine the location of the wedding. Rumah Luwih Bali is the right choice. Create the essence of a lavish marriage by the beach with a magnificent view with the grand architecture of a colonial building.
Rumah Luwih Bali also has a romantic beachside chapel with a capacity of up to 50 people. You also can enjoy the celebration of your special day in the elegant ballroom or you can choose the beautiful garden area. You even have the option to reserve the entire resort just for you and your family.
Rumah Luwih Bali provides wedding packages that you can choose according to your needs as well as pre wedding package, which makes beautiful moment in your life that will never be forgotten.
So why wait? the time is now to book your wedding dream.