Bali

Into the Mist in Munduk

Photo by Edward Speirs Mountain roads balance between the ridges that ascend into Bali’s central highlands, either hugged by sheer, fern-covered cliffs or opening to vast views of lowland scenes, objects shrinking with the distance: a thousand metres above sea level. These are the roads to Munduk, an alpine pocket where dewy rainforests and hidden […]

Bali

The Art of Writing on Lontar

Long before paper was considered a common writing medium, the ancient Balinese had a rather unique way to preserve their knowledge. They wrote on palm-leaf manuscripts, known locally as lontar. Nowadays, however, this unique form of writing has faced erosion. This is where Museum Pustaka Lontar (‘Lontar Library Museum’) emerges as a guardian, storing and […]