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Learn Bahasa Indonesia!

Wonderful, personalized lessons in Bahasa Indonesia by a knowledgeable and skilled instructor who... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Juna Berry M
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a hidden gem

You do not know what you will find when you walk in here, they have a lending library, a restaurant... read more

Reviewed June 3, 2019
Alexis B
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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
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Dewi Sita St., Ubud (behind Tutmak Cafe), Ubud, Indonesia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Wonderful, personalized lessons in Bahasa Indonesia by a knowledgeable and skilled instructor who speaks perfect English.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Juna Berry M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived and nobody greeted us with a smile. We waited in the library area (which is a big room with a stage and desks and jist a few shelves of books) and still nonody came to talk about the classes. Eventually my son went...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Kimba G
Reviewed June 3, 2019

You do not know what you will find when you walk in here, they have a lending library, a restaurant and all sorts of programming and classes. Book a group or just a small party and you can learn all sorts of Balinese culture and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Alexis B
Reviewed May 29, 2019 via mobile

Took my ten and seven year old boys to a jewellery making class yesterday, and it was an amazing experience for us all! The tutor was so patient and attentive with us all. My boys loved it so much they want to go back. Highly...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Meldee123
Reviewed May 3, 2019

Admit not yet visited, used 2 super frequent when Laurie (has passed) was around, then jst go every yr 2 read & relax. Bahasa, dance, art, music classes.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank anna b
Reviewed May 3, 2019 via mobile

We heard about the learning center from a tour book but could not find any information about pricing or timing online so we went in to the center on our first day in Ubud to find out the class schedule. Turns out there is no...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank gossipchelle
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

My friend and I decided to infuse in some bali culture this trip and chanced upon this place. We contacted them via whatsapp (listed on their facebook page) and made a booking. Yhe place was quite off the roads and we had to ask for...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank angelatow
Reviewed April 11, 2019

My 10 year old was keen to do woodcarving but they offer painting, jewelry making, dancing, cooking, kite making and Bahasa classes as well. Prices range from 200-300k for 2-3 hours and include a drink and basic lunch /fruit salad or pancake. You need to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank AquaPacifica
Reviewed January 20, 2019

Came here for a 3h wood carving class. Had no experience in wood carving at all. We were taught how to do it step by step and eventually after just 3h we were able to carve out a pretty elaborate flower! Really great experience!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ytwken
Reviewed January 2, 2019

We took 2 classes - silver jewelry and wood carving. Both of them excellent. Nyoman who was my teacher in wood carving was very patient and helped me make the face of “Ganesha” (in one session, which ordinarily takes three sessions). Overall, completely worth the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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volf20
January 16, 2019|
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Response from Mschilli | Reviewed this property |
They have a desk at pondok and a lady will help you find a day and time that suits you. You could join a class that is already booked or schedule a time that works for you. At least this was the options that we were given... More
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joey262
January 6, 2019|
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Response from John C | Reviewed this property |
Hi Joe, I used their Library and purchased books from them but did not take Indonesian lessons. There are many folks who give short or long language courses. Why not email Pondok, tell them how long you will be in Bali and... More
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ShugrGrl55
August 14, 2018|
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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.
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