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Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppets

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Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppets

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CKF wrote a review Mar 2020
CT1916 contributions369 helpful votes
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We saw Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppets recommended in a guide book and put it on our list while in Ubud. First, adjacent to the parking lot, you'll see a small gift shop, selling authentic Balinese masks, shadow puppets, and jewelry. We liked this, but is was rather underwhelming and we sighed. We thought there would be more. Well, keep walking! You WILL find more! On the other side of a park-like green space you will find a museum housed in four buildings (at least). The masks range from tiny to huge, multi-person varieties, meant to be worn during annual festivals and such. The masks came in every size, shape and facial expression. WOW! We went from being underwhelmed to overwhelmed! You will marvel at the shadow puppet collection and the intricate artistry and craftsmanship on display. How could we be the only visitors there? Spent so much time browsing and reading all the cards (English included) that our guide must have wondered where we went. Well designed, well planned, lots of space to walk and admire. What a find! Do not miss this hidden treasure, just a short distance from the Elephant Cave (which was a let down). ENJOY!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Responded 31 Mar 2020
Dear CKF Greeting from House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma. Thank you for visiting House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma. We do hope that you are having a great experience visiting us. We would like to also thank you for your review. House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma collections are about 1,300 masks and 5,700 puppets (the collection mostly from Indonesia), House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma displaying its collection in 6 javanese traditional houses. At the end of visit, there is a Cafe Topeng where our visitors could get indonesian traditional snacks, fresh cold drinks or just enjoying our tasty balinese coffee. We are looking forward to welcoming you again when visiting our place.
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Linda wrote a review Jan 2020
Nepean, Canada9 contributions1 helpful vote
We visited the museum which is located in Mas Village at the suggestion of our guide and driver who lives in the village. It was an amazing visit. So many beautiful masks and puppets in a very large collection. The young woman who was our guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We only had time for two buildings unfortunately. Incredible that it is also free although donations are accepted. Please visit their website. The grounds are also used as a park for local children. As well there is a cafe there that serves cappuccinos, lates, espresso. My husband is a coffee fanatic and he said its the best coffee he ever had. The food was delicious as well, the cafe is locally owned and the young man who cooked our meal is a son of the owner. A very lovely spot to eat!!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Responded 28 Jan 2020
Dear P3457BZlindam Greeting from House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma. Thank you for visiting House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma. We do hope that you are having a great experience visiting us. We would like to also thank you for your review. House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma collections are about 1,300 masks and 5,700 puppets (the collection mostly from Indonesia), House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma displaying its collection in 6 javanese traditional houses. At the end of visit, there is a Cafe Topeng where our visitors could get indonesian traditional snacks, fresh cold drinks or just enjoying our tasty balinese coffee. We are looking forward to welcoming you again when visiting our place.
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Adrien wrote a review Dec 2019
Shanghai, China3 contributions2 helpful votes
the place is amazing. Beautiful collection and variety of masks. Strongly recommended to go there without any doubts. Just don’t stop at the gallery store to buy souvenirs. Price are over charged with a very bad service. Just go to the Main Street of Mas village with local workshops you can find 1/4 of what you would pay in the gallery with smile and good service!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Responded 1 Jan 2020
Dear anazez Greeting from House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma. Thank you for visiting House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma. We thank you for your review. We would like to also inform you that the gallery is not owned by House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma, the gallery is owned by our partner, the gallery is borrowing a space in our place. We apologize for your inconvenience, we will also submit your complaint to the gallery manager. if you have questions, please send it by email to : setiadarmabali@yahoo.co.id we will be happy to answer it. We are looking forward to welcoming you again when visiting our place.
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Deb S wrote a review Dec 2019
Port Stephens, Australia56 contributions11 helpful votes
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Beautiful, cool surroundings provide a nice backdrop to this exhibition. Fantastic masks, puppets and costumes from all over South East Asia and Africa. Historical and interesting. Lovely guide, don't forget a tip! Nice way to relax for awhile.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Responded 23 Dec 2019
Dear 309debs Greeting from House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma. Thank you for visiting House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma. We do hope that you are having a great experience visiting us. We would like to also thank you for your review. House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma collections are about 1,300 masks and 5,700 puppets (the collection mostly from Indonesia), House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma displaying its collection in 6 javanese traditional houses. At the end of visit, there is a Cafe Topeng where our visitors could get indonesian traditional snacks, fresh cold drinks or just enjoying our tasty balinese coffee. We are looking forward to welcoming you again when visiting our place.
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Sean H wrote a review Nov 2019
12 contributions2 helpful votes
This is a fabulous museum consisting of 6 traditional buildings on beautiful grounds. The collection of masks and puppets is exceptional, and the guide who brought us to each part of the exhibit was very helpful and knowledgeable. This museum is free and close to Ubud, and yet we were the only visitors there at the time. Such a shame because anyone visiting Bali for a taste of the culture and arts should visit this museum. We were here without kids, but kids would also love this museum.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Responded 25 Nov 2019
Dear Sean H Greeting from House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma. Thank you for visiting House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma. We do hope that you are having a great experience visiting us. We would like to also thank you for your review. House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma is located near Ubud area, very convenient to be reached by motorbikes or by cars. House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma also provided facilities for disable visitors, so no reason not to visit House of Mask and Puppets Setia Darma. We are looking forward to welcoming you again when visiting Bali.
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