Rice pudding, banana fritters and Ralph Lauren - Bali Trip 6

My x-colleague and best friend Sri is celebrating her birthday today. This year is double exciting because she is on family way; please join me in wishing her all the very best and fun filled Birthday. I dedicate this post to her. I sent her this video today and couldn’t stop humming it since then: P

As we got higher on the mountain of Bali, the air became cooler and felt much like our kodaikanal or ooty. We arraived at Ulun Danu Beratan Temple which is located at the banks of a Beratan lake in Candi Kuning countryside.The temple with lake and mountain back drop is wonderful sight to watch.

Path to the temple, click to see the lake and mountain back drop.


The split gate, every temple, resort or traditional home has this entrance
Danu Beratan mount is the goddess of the prosperity and fertility, the lake goes by the same name. Ulun comes from Hulu word which means power. Many Balinese come here with family to pray just like India. We even saw a bride getting ready for photo shoot.

This guy agreed with a smile, when I asked him for a picture with his family.

The courtyard , check out the thatch roof
Balinese residents call this as “Kahyangan Jagat” - The biggest group of Hindu temple. It has 4 sanctums, for Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma and Lakshmi. 

This is the scene printed in 50,000 rupiah of Indonesia.

This is the first time I went below the equator; Bali is located 8 degree to the south of it. It has no time difference from Singapore, although the life here is more relaxed. The traffic is closer to that of India. It’s fairly clean and has sunny tropical climate.

We sat there in the bank for sometime soaking into this view
Later we travelled to one of the rice terrace of Bali for lunch. Bali has its volcanic origin like most of Indonesia, the high rainfall and rich volcanic soil is perfect for Agriculture.

The rice terrace
The terracing and complex irrigation system is the success of growing abundant rice, which is used as main diet and also for export. I felt like prince, owing to the view , the food and the hospitality I recieved in the afternoon. These are the moments I feel so blessed.

The restaurant


With this view

Indonesian  fried rice, Mixed veggie, spring roll, cracker, salad and even pickle

Black rice pudding, banana fritters with cinnamon coconut Sauce
Tourism has over taken this main occupation of Bali only recently. Now people prefer to work for tourists (in shops,hotels and cabs) than doing agriculture. The tourism can make or break a place; in most cases it does the latter. The challenge is to maintain a constant internal food supply, revenue and minimize the exploitation by tourism.

Globalisation? if I have to see the same cloth or coffee shop everywhere I would rather stay at home.
Be it place or person, preserving the Identity is the life’s most precious goal.

Comments

ohh im loving Bali more and more.. and that was such a cute video.. chotu is hooked
and happu birthday to Sri!
gils said…
nachu fotosda..for a moment thot they were paintings!! and how the heck u remember all these place names?? ezhthi vachipia??
First B'Day wishes to ur friend with a bouquet!
Next as usual I envy you!
Karthik said…
oh i would love to sing a duet there in bali or atleast shoot one!! :) :)

superb post!

and b'day wishes to ur friend too!
Kayni said…
Birthday wishes to Sri.

My gosh, your photos are absolutely breathtaking. I would like to see these places one day.
savitha said…
Happy bday to Sri!!

awesome video,reminds me of Eeeeva!!

And beautiful pictures, beautiful than ever!!
G3 said…
Sri, enga saarba unga frnd srikku vaazhthukkal sollidunga.. Happy bday to her :)))

//The biggest group of Hindu temple. It has 4 sanctums, for Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma and Lakshmi. //

Wow. that sounds great.. Inga mummoorthigal temple onnu irukkulla for siva vishnu and brahma.. The combination with lakshmi 1st time iam hearing.. Sari saraswathiya mattum en vittainga ;)

Naarayana Naarayana :P
G3 said…
Chinna pulla vela mudichittu vandhu thooka kalakathodha posta padichu commenta potta ippadiya chinnapulla thanama selladhu selladhu badhil podaradhu :(( Too bad of u :P
G3 said…
// gils said...

and how the heck u remember all these place names?? ezhthi vachipia??//

ROTFL :))) Eppadiyellam kelvi kekkaraaingappa !!! :P
RamMmm said…
Second/Third Gils. Photos - Beautifully Beautiful.

@G3 - Second Gils on that. andha paer ellaam seriyaana tongue twisteraa irukku. Unless you have a brochure or note it down, thalaila nikkaadhu, :-)
RamMmm said…
Srivats, Is your timezone set to US Pacific? Comment time ellaam not in Singapore time?
I didn't expect Bali could look this good. by the way I super love the first photo. Is that a lake or something? somehow, it reminds me of a scene in the movie "The Notebook". It looks very romantic.

Nice photos, food look scrumptious..
I think you could add photography in your long list of talents! you should share a tip or two. tc
Srivats said…
@ AJCL
Thanks :) Tomorrow I would sing with chotu LOL

@Gils
Thanks da, //and how the heck u remember all these place names?? ezhthi vachipia??
//
Thozil ragasiyam :P

@ Aruna
Thanks a lot for the wishes :) would pass on

@Karthik
:) adaada duet pada readya .. Who is that lucky girl..Thanks for the wishes

@Kayni
Nice to see you :) Thanks, yes you should see this place :)

@Savi
Evaaa LOL Yes I too just remembered that it resembles it
Thanks a lot for the words
Srivats said…
@G3
Thanks for the wishes :)

//Wow. that sounds great.. Inga mummoorthigal temple onnu irukkulla for siva vishnu and brahma.. The combination with lakshmi 1st time iam hearing.. Sari saraswathiya mattum en vittainga ;)//
Parvati kuda vitutaanga correcta ? hehe

//Chinna pulla vela mudichittu vandhu thooka kalakathodha posta padichu commenta potta ippadiya chinnapulla thanama selladhu selladhu badhil podaradhu :(( Too bad of u :P

//

Indha comment nalla sellum :)

G3 comment pota adhula oru style erukkum ellaya, adhu miss ana epdi ?


//ROTFL :))) Eppadiyellam kelvi kekkaraaingappa !!! :P
//

Type panni dhaan
Srivats said…
@ Rmmmm

Changed the timezone thanks :)

//Unless you have a brochure or note it down, thalaila nikkaadhu, :-)
//

Chair pottu ukara vachira vendiyadhudhaan

@Mybittersweetkoreanlife

yes it is! :) I guess i didnot write it clearly then LOL :P I havent seen notebook would check it out :) My photography talent LOL my love should hear this. Thanks for the comments :)
Annam said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR SRI....MAY GOD SHOWER ALL HIS BLESSING ON U ON THIS FINE DAY
Annam said…

boss asusual pinneetinga...keep this spirit
Ramesh said…
Happy birthday lady Sri.

Amzing how you find a natural way to include great food shots into a story - very nice.
Swaram said…
Lotz of gud wishes Sri's way :) God bless her!

Always knew Bali was beautiful but ur travel tales have made me fall in love with the place.

I loved the split entrance pic and the pic with the family much more :) esp. the younger one .. natural expressions :)
Srivats said…
@ Ramesh / Swaram

Thanks much for your words :)

@Annam

Ennga achu ungalukku..
Aaarti said…
Hmm, dont know how i missed this post..

lovely pics...!! now i know i AM GONNA GO TO BALI.. for sure!! :D
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