Potong Gigi is an Indonesian term referring to the Balinese Hindu religious tooth filling ceremony . The ceremony is symbolic for Balinese Hindu teenagers who are ready to pass into the world of maturity and adulthood. This ceremony is one of 11 coming-of-age ceremonies the Balinese recognize including the Birth Ceremony, the 3 months old ceremony, the marriage ceremony etc. In the Balinese language, this ceremony is also known as Mepandes, Mesangih or Metatah. Metatah is intentioned to ease the ‘Sad Ripu’ factors. Sad Ripu means the six enemies or evil sides of the human psyche including: anger, jealously, foolishness, lust, greed, and intoxication.
The Balinese believe that this ritual helps protect themselves from the invisible forces of evil and avoid punishment from hell by the lord of Yamadipati . The filing of the 6 canine teeth is symbolic of the change from animal to human. Teeth … Read More
If you are shopping for an environmentally friendly home, consider a sustainable prefab home from Teak Bali. Our sustainable prefab homes are built to be environmentally friendly and exceptionally energy efficient. All building materials come with environmental costs. However, Teak Bali only uses legally harvested timber as teak Bali is SVLK certified. Please reference our blog topic on SVLK Certification . Timber is clearly the most carbon-friendly building material on the planet, please reference our Blog topic on the CO2 Related Benefits of our hardwoods.
Teak Bali has a handful of clients on both the Big Island and in the Caribbean living off-grid. Here are a few sustainable systems that are being implemented:
Double skin wall structures from Teak Bali can be insulated when required. Insulation keeps the climate inside your house under control and is essential for keeping your home warm in winter and cool in … Read More
As soon as the Hardwood Garage was knocked down, finished and placed into the loading area of the warehouse, we then had the space to begin production on the Main structure. Due to the large size of this Hardwood Knockdown House, careful planning had to be done in terms of the placement of the structure within our warehouse. Teak Bali had actually never fabricated such a large Wooden Knockdown Home and the curved front Bearer of the front deck needed to stick out from the warehouse into the garden. We needed to intelligently review the dimensions of our production facility (65 feet x 131 feet / 20m x 40m) against the 5,758 ft/535 m2 footprint of this very large Wooden Knockdown House. Because of the amount of raw materials and man hours required, our project manager, quantity surveyor and head carpenter needed to carefully analyze and plot … Read More
Termites are a constant threat to your home. Termites are often called the “silent destroyer” because they may be secretly hiding and thriving in your home without any immediate signs of damage. Termites have the ability to chew through wood, plywood and even wallpaper undetected.
Termites are among the most successful groups of insects on Earth, colonizing most of the populated world except for the North Pole and Antarctica. Their colonies range in size from a couple of hundred individuals to enormous societies with several million individuals. Termite queens have the longest lifecycle of any insect in the world, with some queens living up to almost 50 years. Each individual termite goes through a complete metamorphosis that proceeds through egg, nymph and adult stages. Over more than 3,000 species are currently discovered, with a few hundred more left to be described. Termites date back more than 120 million … Read More
At Teak Bali , we are always challenging ourselves to design unique hardwood home plans with ideal living conditions which are harmonious with the local environment. Our talented design team wanted to create an exclusive Octagonal Home Plan . As the Teak Bali team was studying older more traditional methods of building, we reviewed the indigenous shelters and saw many were often built in round shapes such as the Mongolian Yurt, the North American Teepee and the Greek Tenemos. Researching the Octagonal shape, we found the roots of the Chinese Pagoda came from the belief that the octagon symbolizes good luck and completeness, in Buddhism 8 sides denote completion as well as the 8-fold path, in Taoism there are 8 immortals, in Hebrew 8 is represented by the letter Chet symbolizing life and for Christianity it denotes the eight beatitudes.
Every year Teak Bali organizes a Team Building day for the staff and their families. On this year’s program was a full day of water fun at the one of the top ranked water parks in all of Asia. Located in the heart of Kuta , Waterbom Bali caters to all age groups. Various water attractions ranging from kiddy pools and lazy rivers up to extreme adrenaline pumping water slides. This must be the perfect place to entertain even the smallest toddlers up to the older generation of the Teak Bali family. On July 31st, the entire team with their families gathered together at water park and this amazing day was organized by the lovely office manager Mrs. Ayu. We were all welcomed by Mrs. Ayu and her family who guided us to a private family cabana to start a day of exciting water features.
The entire team enjoyed the 17 attractions … Read More
Our client owns a 1-acre lot in the Exclusive Christophe Harbour resort community on the ocean in Saint Kitts. His desire is to build a complex of High End Caribbean Hardwood Homes from Teak Bali. Christophe Harbour resort community offers plenty of activities for travelers and residents. From a luxurious dining experience and exclusive yacht club to a cool dip in the natural-edged pool in the beach club. The upcoming 18-hole golf course will be set more than 500 feet above sea level, with a 360-degree panoramic view of blue waters and lush, green hillsides. This golf course designed by Tom Fazio will soon be considered as the best in the Caribbean. There are still plots available in this High End resort community which is perfect for Teak Bali’s High End Caribbean Hardwood Homes.
Saint Kitts is the larger of the 2 Caribbean islands that … Read More
After months of hard work and dedication, we are delighted to officially announce the launch of our updated Website. Our main objectives with the new website were to make it mobile device compatible, faster, easier to navigate and more user friendly. We hope this new website will provide our visitors an easier more intuitive way to learn about Teak Bali’s products and services including the various Hardwood Home Components we offer. We will be constantly updating our content with helpful information, articles, blogs, newsletters, company announcements and client success articles. We are open to receive feedback from our clients how to better improve the usability and functionality of the website.
The Teak Bali websitehas not only undergone a totally new makeover, we now provide more detailed information about our Luxury Hardwood Homes. With new menus on … Read More
At around 80 million hectares, Indonesia contains the largest natural forest expanse in South-East Asia and is the 3rd largest wood supplier in the tropics. Teak Bali along with many individuals and organizations around the green planet are concerned about global warming and preservation of the planets natural resources. In alignment with Teak Bali’s Sustainability Drive, we possess a SVLK license issued by Sucofindo, one of the 2 licensing agencies approved for issuance of this license by the government of Indonesia.
SVLK stands for Sistem Verifikasi Legalitas Kayu which translates to Indonesian Timber Legality Assurance System. SVLK is an Indonesian scheme to assure the international timber market of the legality of its timber products SVLK has been developed in response to increasingly rigorous timber legislation in key markets and it is … Read More
The next stage in the re-assembly process of this Caribbean Luxury Homeis the construction of the roof. As part of the design Teak Bali made aCupolaas requested by the client. This dome shaped feature is positioned at the top of the roof structure, following the octagonal pattern of the rest of the structure. It was the client’s intention to add this feature to provide cross ventilation, allowing for hot air to escape through the roof to make the structure more breathable.