Kuta Art Market in Bali

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Kuta art market is a small beach side bazaar-like complex where Bali souvenirs, arts and handicraft items are sold. The compact marketplace is easily located at the end of the Jalan Bakungsari one-way thoroughfare, adjacent to the Kuta Sidewalk and just before Jalan Kartika Plaza Street. Here, visitors who stroll along the street as well as from the sands of Kuta Beach will come across the market. Referred to locally as ‘Pasar Seni Desa Adat Kuta’ or the ‘Art Market of Kuta’, the place comprises six main shop-houses and a long building with many different stalls. Continue reading

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Kuta Art Market is a small beachside bazaar-like compound where Bali souvenirs and handcraft items can be bought. The compact marketplace is easily located at the end of the Jalan Bakungsari one-way thoroughfare, adjacent to the Kuta Sidewalk and just before Jalan Kartika Plaza Street. Here, visitors who stroll along the street as well as from the sands of Kuta Beach will come across the market.

Referred to by its local, official designation as ‘Pasar Seni Desa Adat Kuta’ or the ‘Art Market of the Kuta Traditional Village’, the shopping place comprises six main shop-houses and a long building with many different stalls. The shops sell a wide range of items and Bali curios, such as Bali surfboard and guitar-shaped fridge magnets, key chains, beer holders, placemats, faux leather shoes and sandals, Bali print T-shirts and colourful sarongs and fabrics

Those staying at the adjacent hotels will find the location extremely convenient. Kuta Art Market’s shops also offer leather goods and furniture. And as with any open-air art market, where no fixed price tags are apparent, bargaining skills here are useful.

Kuta Art Market also serves as a shopping oasis as it is located out of sight from the passing traffic and sidelined by the many modern shops in the adjacent boulevards. It’s perfect for visitors who do not have much time to find items similar to those found in the island’s other established art markets.

Just like its Ubud counterpart, the Kuta Art Market is a place for groceries and fresh goods during the early mornings, as would a traditional Balinese village market. It then transforms into the art market by day selling various art items and curios, usually from 08:00 onwards. Nearly all of the items sold here are similar to the goods that dominate the art markets of Ubud and Sukawati. The items are mostly sourced from the same cottage industries and suppliers in Gianyar, as well as local craftsmen in Kuta and the surrounding areas. In terms of pricing, expect higher prices here compared to Sukawati. But then again, bargaining skills play an important role.

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Tips

Kuta Art Market is a traditional market with souvenirs and local crafted goods. When bargaining, the rule of thumb would be to act polite and friendly with the shopkeeper as it is sort of a game and new friends are even created from the ‘soft battles’. Most of the time, an interesting side of this ‘journey’ is getting to know a bit of the culture and language but make sure you check the quantity and quality of each of your selected items before paying the negotiated sum.

Dining places and refreshments are not hard to find, as the art market, an oasis in itself, is surrounded by various beachside food stalls selling drinks in ice boxes and restaurants selling various cuisines at various price ranges. Most of the restaurants are located across the Jalan Kartika Plaza, along the Kuta sidewalk and down to the Kuta Centre southward from the art market.

Always try to have small Rupiah change on hand. There are several money changers around the Kuta Art Market, however using them can be a tricky, if not daunting affair. It’s better to use only authorized money changers or a bank. Some bank branches are available at some hotels. Money can also be changed at hotel cashiers, albeit at a higher rate than authorized money changers. The small, unauthorized street booths, despite being labelled as ‘authorized’ should be your last resort. If you must, don’t let yourself be distracted, concentrate and re-count your money twice in front of the dealer and ask for any missing banknotes.

Balinese Weaving Songket – Can Be your Awesome Souvenir !

Balinese Weaving Songket 

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Weaving Songket is one Indonesian traditional woven fabric. In Bali, Balinese Weaving Songkets are used for a variety of important ceremonies in the life cycle of Balinese people, such as tooth-filling ceremonies, weddings, cremations, and religious ceremonies as well as in the event there. Other than, Bali Weaving Songket can also be wonderful souvenir tourist who come to Bali.The community of famous Balinese Weaving Songket In Bali is in Sidemen Village,Karangasem Regency.In general Bali weaving songket is distinguished from the type of thread composing motive. These are the types of Bali Weaving Songket that can make you amazed !! Let’s see! Continue reading

Celuk-Village Of High Quality Silver And Gold Craftsmen

celuk-silver-goldThe prominent image of Celuk village is a silver and gold handicraft tourism village .Celuk is located in district of Sukawati about 10 kilometers to the Northeast of Denpasar City.Silver and gold handicrafts produced by Celuk village have high quality and able to produce in large quantity.All products have entered the local,national,and international markets.Various types of creations and variations of jewelry, both as souvenirs and commodities exports in production in this village such as rings, bracelets ,brooches, earrings, necklaces, pendants ,glasses, plates, various miniature and many more. All the crafts are placed on special glass shelves as high as nearly 1 meter.Craft price depends on the type.Cheapest handicrafts is a pendant,The price starts from Rp .35000,while the most expensive is sailing ship miniature with price around Rp 12.000.000 .Middle-up tourist coming to Bali will usually visit Celuk Village.So, what are you waiting for ?

Celuk Village-High Quality Silver and Gold Craftsmen

The prominent image of Celuk village is a silver and gold handicraft tourism village. Celuk is located in district of Sukawati about 10 kilometers to the Northeast of Denpasar City.Silver and gold handicrafts produced by Celuk village have high quality and able to produce in large quantity.All products have entered the local,national,and international markets.Various types of creations and variations of jewelry, both as souvenirs and commodities exports in production in this village such as rings, bracelets ,brooches, earrings, necklaces, pendants ,glasses, plates, various miniature and many more. All the crafts are placed on special glass shelves as high as nearly 1 meter.Craft price depends on the type.Cheapest handicrafts is a pendant,The price starts from Rp 35000,while the most expensive is sailing ship miniature with price around Rp 12.000.000 .Middle-up tourist coming to Bali will usually visit Celuk Village.So, what are you waiting for?

Kuta Art Market in Bali

k2Kuta art market is a small beach side bazaar-like complex where Bali souvenirs, arts and handicraft items are sold. The compact marketplace is easily located at the end of the Jalan Bakungsari one-way thoroughfare, adjacent to the Kuta Sidewalk and just before Jalan Kartika Plaza Street. Here, visitors who stroll along the street as well as from the sands of Kuta Beach will come across the market. Referred to locally as ‘Pasar Seni Desa Adat Kuta’ or the ‘Art Market of Kuta’, the place comprises six main shop-houses and a long building with many different stalls. Continue reading

One Stop Holiday Shopping in Kuta

b2Bali Brasco features a fashion department filled with global products for men, women and kids, as well as a full-fledged spa and a dining outlet on Sunset Road in Kuta. Bali has no shortage of shops housing famous fashion brands, but only few offer one-stop experiences for visitors under a single roof, offering more than just shopping like Bali Brasco.  Bali Brasco comprises a large block on Kuta’s western end of Sunset Road that is easy to spot, and offers an escape from the busy streets and the souvenir shops and art markets. Since its launch in late 2011, Bali Brasco has steadily gained popularity due to the cut-price items and convenience it offers. Continue reading

Shopping in Celuk Village – Bali

celuk3Bali Celuk Village is a traditional village located near to Ubud in the Gianyar Regency where you can appreciate the mountain culture which in many ways is similar to that of the traditional areas of Ubud and the other surrounding villages except for one major factor, Celuk Village is famous for the incredible gold and silver handicrafts which are available around this area for very low prices. Continue reading

Ubud Art Market

Untitled-2-ubudd.jpgBali art markets offer the most unique shopping experiences, where you can discover a treasure trove of artworks and handicrafts by talented local craftsmen, all at bargain prices. Most of the art markets in Bali comprise a sprawling scene of small kiosks arranged within a semi-open air complex; others like the Kumbasari Art Market in Denpasar feature a neatly arranged layout within a dedicated building, while some others offer a combination such as the famous Ubud Art Market that is always crowded with domestic and international shoppers looking for a great deal, from unique motif batiks, intricate Balinese carvings to the most iconic knick-knacks you won’t find outside the island. Continue reading