Local Culture

About the Local Community where Taman Petanu is located

A brief introduction to Balinese Banjar & Subak

The Banjar is responsible for all things related to inhabited land, while the Subak is responsible for agricultural land and natural resources. 

All Balinese married couples are Banjar members who share communal responsibilities for temple maintenance, ceremonies, community funds and offerings. Community decisions are unanimous made by the assembly of the Banjar's male members (Sangkep), at Krama Banjar meetings, usually each 35 days. There are two Banjar leaders (Kelian Banjar) the Kelian Dinas, in charge of administrative issues, and the Kelian Adat, who looks after customs and spiritual issues in cooperation with the Bendesa Adat. Kelian Banjar are elected and also traditionally approved by gods via a medium.

About the history of the area

The two kingdoms of Peliatan & Batuan formed the community and the area used to be a deep forest called ‘Alas Segana’.The ‘Tukad Petanu’, the river on which the neighborhood sits is the origin of Galungan. Click here to read more about this fascinating legend.

Taman Petanu is a member of the following local communities

Currently community governance of the area includes

Click below to watch a short fil clip with a message from the previous

owners of the land as they entrust stewardship on to Taman Petanu.

Local community’s aspirations for the Taman Petanu development include:

Key challenges that the community is facing include: