Saturday, October 7, 2017


I continued my footsteps, leaving Semarapura town. To the east of the town, to countryside  of Klungkung regency. Do you know what’s in there … ??
The greenery hilly is solved by the beautiful river ‘ Kali Unda ‘. The beautiful bridge stretches from west to east connecting rural village in Klungkung regency, Bali.

The nature sound from river waterfall ‘ Kali Unda ‘, white curtain along the altitude of the river makes it a popular place for tourists as a place to have  ‘ Pre-wedding’ photo.

In the corner of the river stands the temple of Klungkung that add the beauty of the village.

 The stratified river with its cool air is very interesting. Large rockies adorn the river. Bathing in clear and fresh water is the dream of every visitors to get rid of fatigue.

Green trees and flowers ‘Bali Sandat ‘ decorate the river ‘Kali Unda’. Welcome and enjoy the freshness of nature beside Semarapura town, precisely Lebah village, Klungkung, Bali.

One by one the Klungkung countryside is bypassed. Bali ‘ Prada’ traditional cloth craftsmen in ‘Paksebali’ village to the village of  ‘Endek’ craftsmen and ‘Tempe & Tahu’ craftsmen in  Sampalan tengah and kelod village.

A few minutes later we can enjoy the nature of Bali at ‘ Belong Hill ‘ and also ‘Buluh Hill’ at Gunaksa village, Klungkung, Bali Island.

Rural village in Gunaksa village with inhabitant who still love gardening and raising. Coconut garden, banana, fruits decorate the village from south to the north end of the village. Raise cattle, chickens, ducks, etc. become alternative life of the villagers.

Gunaksa village is surrounded by gorgeous greenery hilly then  rice paddies on the valley  stretching to the beach in front. All those are presented by Gunaksa village, Klungkung, Bali.

 Nature fragrant aroma with sweet taste ‘ Harum manis mango ‘, smelled from the natural atmosphere of rural Besan village, Dawan, Klungkung, Bali Island.

Agro-tourism attracts visitors with the nature of sweet fruits and fresh vegetables varieties. Black skin of mango-steen fruits as always missed by the lover, please do not forget the harvest time of mango-steen fruits in Besan village.

This seasonal fruit has natural sweetness from the village plantation.

Arak Bali ….. ‘ ARAK NIRA ‘ Dawan, Klungkung, Bali Island  

What is Arak Bali … ?? Arak is a traditional beverage produced by villagers in Abah hill, Besan village, Dawan, Klungkung. The villagers of Besan village, Dawan have special nature skill on  distilling water vapor from coconut fibers (= Called by ‘ Nira’ ) taken from coconut trees, to produce’ Arak Nira ‘. The content of alcohol in ‘Arak Nira’ is about  20%.
Expertise to make ‘Arak’ from the villagers has been around since time immemorial and still continued until now. But as an international tourist spot, Klungkung regency, Bali still have to improve the rules about the circulation of alcoholic beverages for tourism community. OK, good luck to find the best innovation, and visitors of  Klungkung, Bali Island can enjoy the original ‘Arak Nira‘ made by villagers of Besan village, Dawan, Klungkung, Bali Island.

 Dawan palm sugar …

‘Tuak & Arak’ is always synonymous with indigenous culture of Balinese life. Because ‘Tuak & Arak’ is part of offering  in Bali Hindu ceremony, mainly used when ‘Masegeh’.

‘Tuak’ is not much different from ‘Arak’, which is traditional beverage containing alcohol. The Balinese community produces ‘Sweet Tuak’ from the distillation of coconut fibers extracted from coconut trees. Sweet natural fruit flavor gives sweet taste to ‘Tuak’. Giving ‘Lau’ makes the color of ‘Tuak’ to redness and prevent fermentation of ‘Tuak’ to be sour.

‘Sweet Tuak’ is the raw material for making palm Sugar. The palm sugar craftsmen in Dawan village call the sugar they produce with ‘ Dawan palm sugar’. Dawan palm sugar  has natural sweetness and sugar color is brighter than other brown sugar.

Dawan palm sugar making process using traditional equipment – Tungku or  in Balinese term ‘Jalikan’ and firewood. The liquid of ‘Sweet Tuak’ was boiled with small fire of  ‘Mumpunin’. Waiting for 30 minutes, ‘Sweet Tuak’ began to thicken and continue stirring ‘Ledok’ with a spoon from the coconut shell. The dough is poured in a dosage made of coconut shell with dried banana leaf ‘Keraras’ at the bottom. Chill and remove from the dosage. Sweet Dawan palm sugar is ready to be marketed.

Thank you, 

Luh wahyuni

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