Introduction

Welcome to De Bali Palms Residence (Sixth Sense)

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De Bali Palms Residence is located less than 9 Kilometers to Sanur Beach. We offer a special package which is called Pre wedding (Photo Session) and Wedding (Balinese or Western Wedding).

De Bali Palms Residence. A Unique Piece of Heritage

A secluded villa with 100 years traditional-style teak wood buildings filled with tranquility, peace and harmony and a touch of culture, surrounded by immense lush green gardens.

  1. The Name of the Company

De Bali Palms Residence is under Bali Aga Group coming from the Balinese words Bali Aga which means Bali Mula or the native Balinese people with their native art, culture and nature long before the Hindu-Javanese migration wave to this island.

De Bali Palms Residence is rich in heritage with its buildings, carvings and sculptures.

  1. CHAPEL

Our chapel style is Joglo with 100 years traditional-style teak wood buildings. This Joglo is equiped by antique sculptures and woodcarvings with symbol of Ramayana Epic (Rama and Sinta which symbolize love).

  1. The Building Style

Physically, our villa building style is Joglo. It is a traditional Javanese wooden-house which is characterized by its rising central part of the roof. The cone-like roof is supported by soko guru which is the four main wooden columns in a square or rectangular shape.

Joglo consists of three parts pendopo, pringgitan and dalem. Pendopo is the front part with large roofed-space with columns and wall without partition. The guests will be welcome here. It is also used as a reception hall and living room.

Pringgitan is the connection hall at Joglo. The shadow puppet (wayang) and other art performances as well as public activities take place here.

Dalem is the inner part of Joglo in which there is a walled enclosure and rooms such as bedrooms and kitchen. This part is more private and used for dwelling. Senthong kiwa, senthong tengah and senthong tengen are three types of room in dalem. Senthong kiwa is the room on the left used for family bedroom or storing rice and farming tools. Senthong tengah is located in the middle and is used for displaying and storing the family heirlooms. This room has the same function as senthong kiwa and senthong tengen, on the right.

In our island of the thousand temples, the most supreme in our universe is God. It is the philosophy of the Joglo’s rising central part of the roof.

Soko guru brings several meanings. First, it symbolizes four directions of North, South, East and West. Second, its four main wooden columns constructed in relation to and supported by each other conveying the social meaning that a person cannot live alone but he or she needs other people. Third, becoming the basic building that supports the whole, soko guru symbolizes the firmness in carrying out the principle of responsibility in one’s life.

Joglo house shows the social status of people. The cost of the material to build a Joglo is very expensive. Not all people can afford it. It is usually owned exclusively by the nobles and aristocrats.

At De Bali Palms Residence we have two parts of the Joglo: pendopo and dalem. Pendopo is used as our chapel located close to the front gate. The villa with two bedrooms in which the guests stay is dalem. Both of them have been around for more than 100 years and are made of teakwood. All woodcarvings within the Joglo are of the classical style of woodcarving of Jepara (the very famous woodcarving style in Java).

At our villa, dalem has been modified and consists of three rooms. From the front entrance of the building, on the left, there is the senthong tengen and on the right senthong kiwa. The two rooms are suites. Between the suites, there is a living room with one round table surrounded by chairs that can be used for breakfast, lunch, dinner, meeting and relaxing while watching television programs. Sculptures and woodcarvings displayed in the surrounding enhance the atmosphere of arts and culture we strive to create.

The Joglo concept is harmony:  the harmony of people to God, people to people and people to nature. This is the same concept as Tri Hita Karana in Bali. We adopt the concept of Tri Hita Karana because we would like to create harmony at De Bali Palms Residence .

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4. Rooms

We offer only two exclusive bedrooms (Royal Suite) which are designed in two different cultural themes: Java Batik (Javanese Batik), represented by one of Wayang (shadow puppet) characters Yudhistira and Papua Batik (Papuan Batik), represented by the symbol of Burung Cendrawasih (bird of paradise). The themes are reflected by the interior in each room from the bed decoration,etc. Each room is equipped with comfortable Javanese Royal Palace bed design which will make you imagine how the past king and queen were pampered in such bed, luxurious carpet, mosquito nets, bedside tables and lamps, antique dressing table made of sea marble, air conditioner, television, bathrooms with bath tub and shower, deposit box, mini bar, Wi – Fi, etc.

Royal Style Beds

Beds at De Bali Palms Residence are very special with a Royal Style. They have the same symbol as the ones in the Sultanate of Yogyakarta which can be found on the bed headboard. The symbol is called Praja Cinha coming from the Sankskrit. Praja means a civil servant and cinha true nature. So, Praja Cinha is the true nature of a civil servant.

The wide-spreading wings of Garuda symbolize the majesty and authority of the Sultanate (as the executive institution which is firm, stable, strong, total, dynamic, optimistic and never gives up in bringing prosperity to the state and people). It symbolizes the obligation of a leader to be a peacemaker and protector for the people.

The upright-written Javanese scripts are the symbols of our nation’s original culture and personality. The scripts  HaBa are the abbreviations of the name of Hamengku Buwono, the name of the King or Sultan who rules, manages, leads and maintains the state with its resources (natural and human resources) with greatness.

The lotus flower means having intelligence and wisdom in self-positioning in the right time and the right place.

Tendril symbolizes the glory and honor of the nation’s culture which is everlasting, developing and useful for variegated people.

5. Villa Facilities

  • Joglo” (ancient wooden house)

We have 2 joglos (an ancient building of over 100 years) specially brought from Java in its original shape and structure. Comfortable sofa, wooden and a round marble table in the spacious joglo complete with the antique decorations (carvings and sculptures) which will make the joglo not only as a living area filled with beauty but also as a relaxing gathering area filled with aromas of the past.

  • Swimming Pool

Our swimming pool is equipped with massaging jets of water.

6. Sculptures and Woodcarvings

All the antique sculptures and woodcarvings at De Bali Palms Residence, whether at pendopo or dalem, are made of quality material. All were made in Bali. The materials of the sculptures and the woodcarvings are the selected quality wood: ebony (the black, heavy and hard wood which is now very rare) and local wood. The sculptures and woodcarvings displayed by us are based on our folklores.

Some sculptures at our pendopo and dalem are the characters of the   Ramayana Epic: Rama and Sinta which symbolize love. We would like love to surround our villa every time. We would like love to be the basis of our services to the guests.

There are also some sculptures of the Goddess Saraswati, the Hindu Goddess of knowledge, music, arts and nature. With the sculptures, we would like the guests at De Bali Palms Residence to not only stay but they will also get the knowledge about the arts and culture we present and enjoy all the natural beauties we have.

At pendopo there are two woodcarvings with stories on the wall. The one on the left is taken from one of Balinese fable called Tantri. On the right, after the sculpture of Buddha, there is another one depicting a segment of the Ramayana Epic.

At dalem, we also display woodcarvings on the wall. On the left, it tells about the daily life in a village. On the right, the woodcarving tells about the story of Mahabharata, especially Bharatayudha-the war at Kurukshetra.

7. Pieces of History

At the front wooden door leaf of dalem, we can find pieces of history. There is a historical metal padlock, with a word written on it: BATAVIA. It was made in the era of Dutch colonialism in Indonesia. Batavia was the name of Jakarta (Indonesian capital city) in that era.

The antiquity in the contemporary. The past in the present. That is the symbol that we present at De Bali Palms Residence with our two old bicycles, which in Indonesian is called sepeda ontel. The word ontel actually comes from Javanese which means bicycle. The past in the present is the harmony. We cannot live in the present time without the past and the past can be the reflection of the present and future. The two bicycles have been around since 1940 and are symbols of the rich history they have lived through.

8. Batik

The character of Indonesia presented at De Bali Palms Residence is through Batik as the themes in every room.  Most of the Batik we use is handmade. We take the concept of Batik because Batik is Indonesia’s original cultural heritage which has been acknowledged by UNESCO.

There are two royal suites at the villa with the name of Batik: Java and Papua Batik.

Batik is a cloth that is traditionally made using a manual wax-resistant dyeing technique. Indonesia is known to be a country that has various kinds of Batik since it has many regions which produce Batik. Each region has its own Batik characteristics.

Java Batik in the villa royal suite uses the character of Yudhistira (one of shadow puppet characters in Indonesia) as the theme. Yudhistira symbolizes the honesty and straight forwardness in everything.

Papua Batik uses the theme of Burung Cendrawasih (the bird of Cendrawasih) or the bird of paradise. Cendrawasih is a special bird which has become the icon of Papua Province. It is a strong icon because with the bird of Cendrawasih or the bird of paradise, we will remember Papua. This bird symbolizes the representative or messenger of the Gods and Goddesses of the moon.

Once again we thank you very much for your kind attention and looking forward to welcoming you to De Bali Palms Residence.

Warmest regards,

Ida Ayu Wiwiek Rukhmini Astawa

Address: Jalan Pulau Alor Permai No 88 Denpasar-Bali, Indonesia

Mobile  : +62 8174729000 , +62 81999972130, +62 85737026689

Phone   : +62 81703099000, +62 81353304914, +62 81999062306

Email    : info@debalipalmsresidence.com and balicraftcenter@indo.net.id

Website: www.debalipalmsresidence.com