Ubud Shopping



Riding back down the main street in Tegallalang, towards Denpasar, after visiting Putna Sari, I saw a unique shop, selling faces carved out of tree trunks. Most of the carvings in Bali, seem to be complete faces / figures, but these ones were carved out of the bark of a […]

Suena Handicraft: Carved faces in Tegallalang Bali


Tegallalang can be a one-stop-shop place for gifts, to take home. The locals make carved goods, some of which end up in Ubud, some go straight on sale here. Putna Sari is a small shop on the main street, that passes through town. The solo staff member couldn’t speak English […]

Putna Sari – Carved jewelry display in Tegallalang Bali



Peliatan is another Balinese village lined with shops selling similar type goods, this time carved items. Along the main street, Jl. Raya Andong, I stopped into one place at random, to check out their goods. Mustique is a cute little shop, with stuff I’d actually like, if I had a […]

Mustique: Carved bowls in Peliatan Bali


Taking one of the creative routes to Ubud, via a turnoff on Jl. Gatut Subroto, north of Denpasar, you pass through the village of Sukawati. Actually Sukawati seems like an endless line of stonecarving places, lined up along the street, in typical ribbon-development style. One of the many places in […]

Jepun Bali: Stoner carver in Sukawati Bali


Ubud is loaded with lovely shops and galleries selling art, antiques and interior design gear. This afternoon I stopped into a couple of places on Jl. Raya Ubud. The first was Gender Mas, a shop stocking original work by a selection of artists from all over Bali, including Karangasem. I […]

Gender Mas & Suarti: Ubud Bali



Bali is hot right now, as I’ve been saying for a while. The sun is as relentless as ever and yesterday, after going to the gym and then to Kuta, wearing a short sleeve shirt, I realised my forearms were rather rosy. Being one of Britain’s paler citizens, that’s something […]

Too hot to shop for some Ubud visitors