Taman Sari Bhuwana, The Balinese Traditional Farming
On August 2017, I and some staff of IndoBiz have done site inspection to Taman Sari Bhuwana which is located at Banjar Beng Utara, Tunjuk Village – Marga, Tabanan. We depart from our office in Denpasar at 8:00 AM. After driving for 1 hour finally we arrived in Banjar Beng Utara located of Taman Sari Bhuwana. The scenery of this village is very beautiful with background of mount Batukaru in North as well as it fresh air. We greeted by some staffs of Mr. Ketut Buana inisiator and owner of Taman Sari Bhuwana. Then we immediately invited to visit the primary school, there we can interact with the students. We can directly enter the class and teach like a teacher.
This is a valuable experience. After that we visited the family compound to see daily life of the local community, how they made offerings, traditional cake, and a coconut husk. We also saw the traditional place to keep rice called Jineng. After that, proceed to visit the rice field area. We walk about 5 minutes from the house. When arrived at the field we saw the farmer who is using the fallow paddy fields with cows. We actually can participate in activities but we did not do it. There were two guests from the Netherlands in the fallow rice fields, they were truly satisfied.
After fallow rice fields then continue to plant rice. We relax a while at the field while witnessing the green carpet of rice field and the farmers who just returned from their rice fields. Then we walk along the field to the garden. In that garden there are a variety of plants such as: coconut, vanili, papaya coffee, cacao, lemon grass and more. We presented the young coconut which taken directly from the tree, it was very refreshing. We sat down briefly in the trees, the wind blow to create a calm atmosphere that makes us not want to go from that place. Finally we continue to work to the restaurant for having lunch.
On the way to restaurant we stop a while to harvest yam tree which can be boiled at restaurant. When up in the restaurant, we presented a boiled yam directly from the traditional kitchen. In fact we can boil it by ourself, but for the faster they have prepared well before.
While enjoyed yam, we were sat up in restaurant with traditional and simple roof, tables, and floor but it is very unique. All glasses are made from coconut skin while plates of plaited coconut leaf. After waiting a minute the waitress and waiter came to bring our lunch. First we ate soup then main course ended by dessert. We enjoyed lunch accompanied by rindik traditional music made from bamboo. It was truly a natural of rural atmosphere. After finishing our lunch, then we back to our office to continue our work. End site inspection. Thank you…
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