WISHING to unwind, enjoy fresh air outside and see enchanted garden? For such a need, bale bengong can be an appropriate solution. In Balinese, bale means ‘pavilion’ and bengong means ‘daydream.’ Outside, it may be known as gazebo or teahouse. By referring to the name, when sitting in the pavilion you probably do not need to think hard or seriously.
Balinese community also has another similar building known as jineng or kelumpu or rice granary. It is used to store rice after harvest in the field. This wooden house consists of two floors, where the first floor is functioned as seating place, relaxing or hosting guests. Meanwhile, the second floor is used to store rice.
The bale bengong, supported by four columns and covered with reeds or roof tile, can be made in circular or rectangular shape. As element of garden, this small wooden house is not only beautifying, but can also be functioned as alternative place to relax. Its location is separate from the main building.
Other than for private use, this bale bengong is widely taken advantage as supporting facilities of tourist accommodation. It poses an added value for private luxury villas as an alternative option for day-bed. In restaurant, bale bengong can be a most wanted seat for customers. Aside from giving private nuance, it also allows visitors to relax while enjoying their favorite foods. Sitting in a lesehan-style can build a better intimacy with family and offer different experience of enjoying delicacy.
For beach spa, bale bengong is a unique location for treatment while luxuriating in the treatment amidst the sea breeze. It’s peaceful and quiet and assuredly drives customers to come again.
Today, this wooden gazebo is widely made in Bali through knock-down system so it can be re-assembled anywhere and customers from around the globe can order and equally enjoy the same comfort.