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Bali’s True Soul: Experiencing Tirta Empul’s Purification Ceremony

There’s something mysterious about ancient Balinese beliefs and customs. The legend tells that the Holy Water Temple Tirta Empul was created when a battle between evil forces and deities occurred. The springs were built to heal sick fighters; nowadays serving Balinese people for ritual purification. Visiting Tirta Empul, one of Bali’s nine state temples, and experiencing the purification ceremony gives room to discover that old magic the island still holds. …

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Climbing Kinabalu: On Flow, Fatigue and Empowerment

One of my Singaporean roomies had asked me to climb Mount Kinabalu with him. It was in February 2020, I was working in Singapore for several months, when I had to decide between going to an electronic beach festival in Thailand and hiking Kinabalu. Which was at 4,095 meters South East Asia’s highest mountain. Whereas I had quite a bit festival experience, climbing mountains was new to me. The highest …