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Lovely quiet spot to relax, chill, look at books and learn things...classes available.

Under some renovation when I visited but lovely folks. They offer all kinds of classes in various... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kamloops, Canada
Silver Jewelry Class

My daugther (10 year) and I did a three-hour silver jewelry class at Pondok Pekak yesterday. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Elisabeth L
Asker, Norway
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Originally established as a neighborhood library for expats in dire need of a good read, Pondok Pekak has evolved into a community center for tourists, expats and locals. In addition to a fully-stocked adult and children's library, Pondok Pekak has...more
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Dewi Sita St., Ubud (behind Tutmak Cafe), Ubud, Indonesia
+62 815-5813-7648
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When we visited (early Oct 2018), renovations were in full swing and the library was not like it looks in the pictures. There is a small, makeshift library with shelves of books.. and that was all we could work out was there. We saw a...More

Thank Mariarosa M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Under some renovation when I visited but lovely folks. They offer all kinds of classes in various topics. Music history and other creative projects.

Thank robynjoyce
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daugther (10 year) and I did a three-hour silver jewelry class at Pondok Pekak yesterday. The artist teaching us was a very good teacher. She first told us all about the silver-copper mix they use and the process off making the jewelry before we...More

Thank Elisabeth L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took a one hour class with the leader of the Pondok Pekak gamelan orchestra. It was a wonderful experience and is recommended for beginners or percussion experts. I went to the Sunday performance too, which was mind-blowingly good.

Thank PhilCharter3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my boyfriend joined the wood carving class. I made the turtle and my boyfriend made the dolphins. The teacher is very tolerance. It is not as easy as we thought. However, the teach is very helpful.

Thank twoon
Reviewed August 26, 2018

This is a great library that has tons of stuff to do for the kids. My daughter got a traditional Balinese dance lesson and my son got a music lesson. The kids loved it.

Thank danielrobinsonrn
Reviewed August 19, 2018

A wonderful center for bringing children or taking classes yourself. Our children did the painting class, woodworking class and silver making/jewelry class. Compared with other classes we did in Ubud, we felt Pondok Pekak was (1) higher quality and (2) more reasonably priced. The instructors...More

Thank mssh904
Reviewed August 2, 2018

My son 8yrs and me did the wood carving class. It cost about 30 aud each. The class was great and we now have two wooden turtles that we made together. The teacher is great with kids and friendly. We really enjoyed the time we...More

Thank Mschilli
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Not keen on the monkey forest or the elephant park, we were struggling for things to do with the kids so were excited to find this lovely library and learning center. We spent an afternoon painting in the garden which our 5 and 7 year...More

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Reviewed July 21, 2018

Go to this place if you are looking for a fun cultural activity. Awesome for kids. There's Balinese dancing, wood carving, watermelon carving and painting. The dancing was super fun. Its a chilled out relaxed space with nice staff. Food and drinks are also available

Thank Meg C
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August 14, 2018|
Response from Mschilli | Reviewed this property |
We paid when we booked the class. We walked to pondok and then chose the class and the day we wanted to do it. The price of the class included a meal and drink.