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Great experience!

Came here for a 3h wood carving class. Had no experience in wood carving at all. We were taught how... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2019
Singapore, Singapore
Really enjoyed it!!

We took 2 classes - silver jewelry and wood carving. Both of them excellent. Nyoman who was my... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2019
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Originally established as a neighborhood library for expats in dire need of a good read, Pondok Pekak has evolved into a community center for tourists, expats and locals. In addition to a fully-stocked adult and children's library, Pondok Pekak has...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Dewi Sita St., Ubud (behind Tutmak Cafe), Ubud, Indonesia
+62 361 976194
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Reviewed 21 January 2019

Came here for a 3h wood carving class. Had no experience in wood carving at all. We were taught how to do it step by step and eventually after just 3h we were able to carve out a pretty elaborate flower! Really great experience!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ytwken
Reviewed 2 January 2019

We took 2 classes - silver jewelry and wood carving. Both of them excellent. Nyoman who was my teacher in wood carving was very patient and helped me make the face of “Ganesha” (in one session, which ordinarily takes three sessions). Overall, completely worth the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 December 2018

We visited to find some books for our kids to read (they are starving for new material). We did notice that the renovations taking place likely give the whole experience a different feel than before - but that didn't faze us. My wife and son...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank explore2live
Reviewed 9 November 2018

My kids did the 3hr wood carving class. The teacher was very gentle and patient and my kids enjoyed making wooden turtles. Lunch provided was delicious. It was located in a central part if Ubud opposite the soccer field. We could either watch them or...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

We often call by to drop off unwanted books before we head home or purchase ones to read whilst we are in Ubud. The kids learning to dance and the Gamilan practice times are wonderful and entertaining.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank John C
Reviewed 9 October 2018

When we visited (early Oct 2018), renovations were in full swing and the library was not like it looks in the pictures. There is a small, makeshift library with shelves of books.. and that was all we could work out was there. We saw a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mariarosa M
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Under some renovation when I visited but lovely folks. They offer all kinds of classes in various topics. Music history and other creative projects.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank robynjoyce
Reviewed 24 September 2018

My daugther (10 year) and I did a three-hour silver jewelry class at Pondok Pekak yesterday. The artist teaching us was a very good teacher. She first told us all about the silver-copper mix they use and the process off making the jewelry before we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 413elisabethl
Reviewed 16 September 2018

I took a one hour class with the leader of the Pondok Pekak gamelan orchestra. It was a wonderful experience and is recommended for beginners or percussion experts. I went to the Sunday performance too, which was mind-blowingly good.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank PhilCharter3
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend joined the wood carving class. I made the turtle and my boyfriend made the dolphins. The teacher is very tolerance. It is not as easy as we thought. However, the teach is very helpful.

Date of experience: September 2018
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17 January 2019|
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Response from Mschilli | Reviewed this property |
They have a desk at pondok and a lady will help you find a day and time that suits you. You could join a class that is already booked or schedule a time that works for you. At least this was the options that we were given... More
7 January 2019|
Response from John C | Reviewed this property |
Hi Joe, I used their Library and purchased books from them but did not take Indonesian lessons. There are many folks who give short or long language courses. Why not email Pondok, tell them how long you will be in Bali and... More
14 August 2018|
Response from Mschilli | Reviewed this property |
We paid when we booked the class. We walked to pondok and then chose the class and the day we wanted to do it. The price of the class included a meal and drink.