One river crossing away from Batubulan, the craft village of Tohpati is a great place to experience balinese batik art.
The word batik means "to write with dots" in Javanese, and the use of a little pen-like instrument is in fact at the core of this ancient dyeing technique. In 2009, UNESCO designated Indonesian batik as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
In the batik workshop, local ladies dressed in colourful sarongs will take you through the whole process step by step.
While nowadays many batiks are printed, the dyeing of a single sheet using the traditional method can take up to a year! So slowly admire these true works of art.
The toilets before the immigration are clean. APEC line (ABTC) is on the right side (facing the counters), and the toilets are on the right of that. Although if you go through ABTC, the toilets right past those counters looked relatively clean too (from the outside, didn’t check the inside).
Once you get past customs with your luggage, the money changer with Bank BRI gives you these 20,000 IDR coupons which you can use to exchange for whatever you want. We got a couple of bottles of Evian out of it yay