Nyepi: Bali’s New Year’s Day of Complete Silence

Nyepi: Bali’s New Year’s Day of Complete Silence

This year, the Balinese celebration of Nyepi (Day of Silence) commemorating Isakawarsa (Saka new year) fell on Wednesday, March 25th. The main purpose of Nyepi Day is to pray for the purification of humanity, earth, and the universe, something very much needed during this time. Leading up towards Nyepi Day important ceremonies are held in […]

The Art & Soul of Indonesia

The Art & Soul of Indonesia

Dive deeper into the country to discover a land of love, art and culture with Tugu Meaning ‘monument’ in Bahasa Indonesia, Tugu properties pride themselves on being living monuments to the country’s art, history, legends and culture. Founded by one of the country’s most esteemed art collectors, the hotels are dedicated not only to Indonesia’s […]

Penataran Temple – A Relic of Majapahit Kingdom

Penataran Temple – A Relic of Majapahit Kingdom

The largest and most important Hindu temple complex in East Java Just 10 Kilometers north of Blitar (East Java) on the lower slopes of Mt. Kelud, the temple is said to be dedicated to the Siva and has been used for at least three hundred years, from the 12th to 15th centuries. Most of the […]

Five Architectural Awes of Asia

Five Architectural Awes of Asia

Asia is home to a rich tapestry of history and culture culminating in some of the world’s most inspirational architecture and construction. When spirituality and creativity combine, it can be the perfect recipe for the building of structures of wonder, surviving across many centuries and ultimately providing us with a glorious peek into the way […]

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