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The centre of Singapadu is dominated by a huge banyan tree. In the past, these were community meeting places. Even today the local meeting hall is just across the road. The surrounding village has a traditional appearance, with walled family compounds and shady trees. You can visit the Nyoman Suaka Home, which is 50m off the main road, just south of the big tree. Pass through the old carved entrance to the walled family compound and you’ll discover a classic Balinese home. While you snoop about, the family goes about its business. Many pestles are in use in the kitchen producing spices and some of the roofs are still made from thatch on bamboo frames.

Singapadu’s dancers now perform mostly at large venues in tourist areas – there are no regular public performances.

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