UBUD

Ubud is the cultural heart of Bali. When you’re in Ubud, you really feel you’re in Bali as ceremonial processions often stop traffic, temples seem to be on every corner, and you’re surrounded by Balinese artisans. Balinese painters, sculptors, furniture-makers, musicians, dancers—they all seem to draw inspiration from the mystical jungle town. And let’s talk about the landscape, which is simply stunning. Breathtaking subak (terraced rice paddies) and leafy forests make Ubud so fresh. While it’s become a “must” on the Bali tourist trail, Ubud seems to have retained its Balinese identity in a much stronger way than a lot of other zones popular with sightseers. That’s even despite all the added fame it got from being the place of self-discovery for Elizabeth Gilbert in her memoir “Eat Pray Love”, which was later turned into a film starring Julia Roberts. But be warned, new wave chakra readers, yogis, and extreme diet-loving folks (it goes further than veganism) have also migrated to the town, so increasingly, only non-conformists fit in.
RECENT ARTICLES IN Ubud
Hujan Locale, Revisited: Elevated Indonesian street food classics from ‘street food chef’ Will Meyrick

Hujan Locale, Revisited: Elevated Indonesian street food classics from ‘street food chef’ Will Meyrick

The “Indonesian-oriented” restaurant of regional celeb chef Will Meyrick, Hujan Locale up in Ubud, is known for hand-picking and sourcing local ingredients to make home-cooked...

Ubud residents chase down German tourist for stealing T-shirt

Ubud residents chase down German tourist for stealing T-shirt

A German national who allegedly attempted to steal a T-shirt from an Ubud clothing store on Saturday was made short work of by members of the local community, who chased him down...

Ubud bakso seller arrested for allegedly slinging drugs

Ubud bakso seller arrested for allegedly slinging drugs

An Ubud street vendor selling bakso was arrested in Denpasar for allegedly slinging more than just the Indonesian meatball soup. A team from the South Denpasar Police Criminal...

Major Misunderstanding: 2 Indonesians beat by angry mob after falsely accused of stealing cash by tourist in Ubud (VIDEO)

Major Misunderstanding: 2 Indonesians beat by angry mob after falsely accused of stealing cash by tourist in Ubud (VIDEO)

Two Indonesian men were violently beaten by an angry mob outside of an ATM in Ubud, after a tourist falsely accused them of stealing her money. The tourist has since issued a...

Menstrual Facial: Swedish blogger self medicates with period blood in Ubud

Menstrual Facial: Swedish blogger self medicates with period blood in Ubud

A Swedish blogger gave herself a “menstrual facial” and naturally, posted a provocative picture of the result. Of course, the photo’s location was tagged in...

LocaLAB ‘test kitchen’ in Ubud builds elaborate multi-course dinners around a single ingredient — here’s a look inside

LocaLAB ‘test kitchen’ in Ubud builds elaborate multi-course dinners around a single ingredient — here’s a look inside

A food laboratory in Ubud backed by one of Bali’s most hyped restaurant groups has been playing with various local ingredients and coming up with some pretty crazy, edible...

Immerse Yourself In Words And Ideas: Ubud Writers & Readers Festival is back and you’re invited!

Immerse Yourself In Words And Ideas: Ubud Writers & Readers Festival is back and you’re invited!

| Coconuts Bali x Ubud Writers & Readers Festival | Remarkable stories are waiting.

Ducking great: Eating roast duck in Bali’s rice fields at a kitschy Indonesian chain is the touristic experience we didn’t know we needed

Ducking great: Eating roast duck in Bali’s rice fields at a kitschy Indonesian chain is the touristic experience we didn’t know we needed

Taking a seat in the rice fields and sinking our teeth into some roast duck at Bebek Tepi Sawah is a touristic experience that we regret not having tried sooner. The road to the...

Balloons over Bali: The island’s only hot air balloon ride takes you to the skies for a sweeping view of Ubud

Balloons over Bali: The island’s only hot air balloon ride takes you to the skies for a sweeping view of Ubud

Take in the views from up high.

Breasts for Lombok: Ubud-based NGO raises funds for earthquake victims with gigantic inflatable boob installation

Breasts for Lombok: Ubud-based NGO raises funds for earthquake victims with gigantic inflatable boob installation

A massive set of breasts have been inflated at Ubud’s Nyuh Kuning football field in an effort to raise funds for Lombok earthquake victims. The breasts are set to be up and...