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    Mobile: +62-81 999 191 104/6
    Address: Jl. Gandapura III, no. 501X
    Kesiman Kertalangu
    Denpasar
    Bali - Indonesia
    Open 9 PM - 5 PM Monday - Friday
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    Surroundings and Facilities

    A family based centre, Mekar Bhuana is attached to our home and focussed around our garden, pavilion and studio areas.

    These are some of the facilities and features at Mekar Bhuana:

    – Family environment that involves our extended Balinese family

    – Natural, garden setting

    – Two air-conditioned dance studios for practice and seminars

    – Outdoor pavilion or shady tree option for gamelan study

    – Smart TV for gamelan and dance workshop seminars

    – Choice of 11 gamelan orchestras and tens of instruments to learn on, many of them antique

    – Swimming pool and Jacuzzi

    – Organic vegetable garden with more than 20 species of vegetables and fruit

    – Three international standard toilets

    – Wheelchair access

    – Non-smoking both indoors and outdoors

    – Plastic free as humanly possible and maximum use of natural resources

    – Hygienic presentation of refreshments, many of which are locally sourced

    – Automatic dishwasher for cleaning dishes

    – Pedestrian only compound (vehicles are parked outside)

    Check out some photos on our Gallery page.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    News

    Mekar Bhuana’s Interactive Semara Pagulingan Performance at Bali Arts Festival Fascinates Balinese Public
    “Who can tell us how many different types of semara pagulingan there are in Bali,” Vaughan quizzed the audience at Mekar Bhuana’s semara pagulingan performance

    Portfolio

    Portfolio
    1999 – 2000 Preservation of three Pacung Village, Gianyar style gender wayang instrumental pieces. This music was taught to musicians outside of Pacung to encourage

    Articles

    How many Different Types of Gamelan Orchestras are there in Bali?
    In short, many! Gamelan experts the world over normally claim that there are anything between 25 and 40 types; however, so far I’ve counted 70

    Publications

    Video Publications
    In 2010, we produced the first DVD of Balinese court music ever filmed in a historic temple. This video documents rare court semara pagulingan music
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