Stephanie Brookes

Stephanie is a professional travel writer and co-author of 'Indonesia Hidden Heritage'. To catch Stephanie's journey please visit

Grandma Ni Made Sibuh of Petemon Village

I sat talking with Grandma Ni Made Sibuh in her village in Petemon where she has lived all her life. She was born around 1935 however, "This is a rough guess only,"...

Kadek the Penjor Maker

I met Kadek on the street putting the finishing touches to his penjor. He started making penjors when he was nine years old. All Balinese Hindu houses must have a penjor...

Wayan the Ubud Painter

Wayan lives in Ubud, but as an artist who paints for a living, he does not turn to Ubud to sell his work, but supplies to a wholesale market in Sukawati, Gianyar, which...

Ketut: the Hair and Beauty Stylist

Ketut is 27 years old and owns a local wedding and hair stylist salon in the back streets of Ubud, Bali. Her little purple shop has been her only source of income for...

Nyoman the Organic Advocate

Abe-do Organic Warung, located 2 kilometres from Ubud, in Banjar Kutuh Kaja, was created a year ago with only three spoons, three knives, three forks and five glasses. ...






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