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19 February 2012

Bali: Naughty Nuri's Warung, Ubud Temple and Kecak Dance

After dropping our luggage at the Hotel,
we went to Naughty Nuri's Warung for their well-known pork rib!


The hygiene standard was really dissapointing.
I am not suppose to expect too much on this kind of warung though..
Aside from it, the pork rib was really good.
He had 2-3 portion of it =o
Even it is a small warung, the price is five star hotel kind of pricing yeah..
not cheap..


About Nuris;

It might be a stretch to call this hole in the wall fronted by a smoking barbecue grill a true warung. Sure, it’s open to the road and has a corrugated metal roof, but Naughty Nuri’s, as its Westernized name might suggest, is perhaps better known for its mean martinis and sashimi than its Indonesian dishes.

Blame owners for the eclectic, warung-meets-Irish-pub vibe: Isnuri Suryatmi, an ambitious amateur chef from Java, and her husband, Brian Kenney Aldinger, an American expat. The couple opened this roadside cafe in 1995 because Ms. Suryatmi , who goes by the nickname Nuri, loves to cook and Mr. Aldinger loves to eat out and socialize.

Every Thursday is sushi night, and it’s usually standing room only. The two-room restaurant — covered with framed newspaper articles, drawings from local artists and photos of regulars — is a favorite meeting spot for the island’s expats, who gossip over ruby red tuna picked up that day at the harbor in Benoa.

Naughty Nuri's Warung and GrillLocationJ

l. Raya Sanggingan - Ubud

Phone361/977547


Source: click here


After from Nuris, we visited a temple near to Ubud area.


Temples have a special meaning to the Balinese and are places

where people make contacts with their gods, through numerous social and religious ceremonies.


There are some rules you need to take note before you enter the temple.

Here's a list that I found from the internet.


You are not allowed to enter the temple if you are;

1. Pregnant women
2. Ladies whose first child who haven’t got their first teeth
3. Children who haven’t got their first teeth fallen out yet
4. Ladies during their period
5. Devotees getting impure due to death
6. Mad ladies and gentlemen
7. Those not properly dressed
(you need to cover the shoulder and body as well as not wearing short pants)


I was on period. What a lucky day!

My period was supposed to be earlier! and it came late!
It came on the first day of my trip like whadddd!

Okay. This is so out of topic.


After asking the person in charge, I was told that it's okay to enter the temple

as long as I didn't get into the water/pool.


Short is not allowed.

That's why I need to wear that Sarong before entering the temple.



You'll see this kind of typical monument or gate almost everywhere.



Here's some pictures of the temple.



The Holy Spring Water that I didn't have a chance to experience *so sad*


After from the temple, we went to watch Kecak Dance!



Kecak (pronounced [ˈketʃaʔ], alternate spellings: Ketjak and Ketjack)

is a form of Balinese dance and music drama,

originated in the 1930s Bali and is performed primarily by men,

although a few women's kecak groups exist as of 2006.


Also known as the Ramayana Monkey Chant, the piece,

performed by a circle of 150 or more performers

wearing checked cloth around their waists,

percussively chanting "cak" and throwing up their arms,

depicts a battle from the Ramayana where the monkey-like Vanara

helped Prince Rama fight the evil King Ravana.

However, Kecak has roots in sanghyang, a trance-inducing exorcism dance.


Source: wikipedia



To be very honest, I found the show quite boring.

Simply because, I am not familiar with the story-line lol.

This is my problem! =P

The most interesting part of the performance is at the end!



The whole performance took almost an hour.



Hanuman being burned in Lanka,

a Ramayana episode in Kecak dance performance.



A picture with the performer.



Watch this video that I recorded! =)
Ps: watch it till the end! the last part is the most interesting part!

3 comments :

  1. Gorgeus post! like these pictures!

    hugs!
    http://self-dressed.blogspot.com

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  2. gorgeous girl how lucky are you these shots are amazing...the trip look incredible! Loveee xx

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  3. Seems someone enjoying holiday!!! Have a great times babe!!

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