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Gedong Kertya Museum

Jl. Veteran no 23, Singaraja, Indonesia
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It is a place where all manuscripts are written on palm leafs from the lontar palm tree. The leafs... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2016
Zwillingsseele
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Munich, Germany
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all old collection of lontar can be found here.

nice pls to remeber past time balinese tradition. u can find so many thing in there, especially if... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2016
GedeS
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Singaraja, Indonesia
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10 Oct 2016
“Interesting”
6 Jul 2016
“all old collection of lontar can be found here.”
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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

It is a place where all manuscripts are written on palm leafs from the lontar palm tree. The leafs contain ancient informations about mantras, astrology, black and white magic, medicine etc. Whenever you go to a palmleaf reading in Bali or India, it is highly...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2016

nice pls to remeber past time balinese tradition. u can find so many thing in there, especially if you love to read. there also need some help or education to take care all those collection. next time I Will bring camphor for them.

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Reviewed 31 March 2016

Like any museum, it is that. Just a nice museum. Nothing glamorous, but just perfect for a small town on a small island. It is free. The staff was nice however no one offered a tour or explanation. One of the young employee gave me...More

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Reviewed 25 January 2016

I had a great guide who was able to explain to me how the manuscripts are made. What's even better is that the guides are actually the students who are learning to make the manuscripts, so they know exactly what they're talking about. There's also...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2015

The staff gives very good explication about the technics to make the lontar. And even at this time, people make the copies of the books by hand.

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Reviewed 27 September 2015

This is an interesting collection of old lontar palm leaf books which vary from medical to magical information. A helpful woman who speaks good English explains their uses and how they were made.

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Reviewed 12 September 2015

The friendly staff took time enough to give us an understandable explanation about the library and the method used to make a lontar. They show copies, not the originals. During the holidays later on we visited the village Tenganan. You can find there craftsmen who...More

Thank Steven P
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Reviewed 23 May 2015

Gedong Kertya Library was Founded in 1928 the by the Dutch in what was colonial capital of the lesser sunda island. It is in the complex o sasana budaya the old palace of the buleleng kingdom. In its collection are lontar manuscripts ( written on...More

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