Introducing the Balinese Bale'


Bale' is the Balinese term for a pavilion. The "Bale' Bengong" comprising four posts, a platform and hip roof, is used traditionally as a retreat from the heat of the day. The "Bale' Gede" using the same concept, is constructed with up to 12 posts and is used for ceremonies and banquets. They can be found in all parts of the Lessa Sundra Straits, including Bali, Lombok and neighbouring islands.

When finished with Alang-Alang roofing the Bale' is the centrepiece of any tropical garden or pool area. In western society uses for the bale' are only limited by imagination. For example, why not install a spa pool, or cover with cushions to create a simple shady resting place.