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Royal Cremation at Ubud Today

Ballina, Australia
Destination Expert
for Pemuteran, Bali
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8,551 posts
49 reviews
Royal Cremation at Ubud Today

I have just been informed by a source in Bali there is a very large Royal Cremation taking place at Ubud today. It starts at 12.30pm at Puri Ubud.

If you are anywhere near the area, this spectacular event should not be missed.

The cremation is for Cokorda Istri Sri Tjandrawati wife of Tjokorda Gde Putra Sukawati heir to the Palace.

The 9 story tower that will hold the body is 25 meters high and will be carried by 5,000 pallbearers from 26 banjars.

Brisbane, Australia
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4,160 posts
44 reviews
1. Re: Royal Cremation at Ubud Today

Wow, wish I was in Ubud for this. What a wonderful event to experience.

Hope there are TA people in Ubud to report back on this :)

Brisbane
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178 posts
22 reviews
2. Re: Royal Cremation at Ubud Today

I saw the tower last week. Wish I could be there to witness the ceremony. Enjoy!

Perth , Australia
Destination Expert
for Denpasar
Level Contributor
3,648 posts
68 reviews
3. Re: Royal Cremation at Ubud Today

I saw a royal cremation in Ubud many years ago.

The whole town was shut down.

The electric cables over the roads had to be turned off and taken down to allow the tower to go along the street.

Fantastic to see but utter chaos for traffic anywhere near Ubud.

Negros Island...
Destination Expert
for Bacolod, Negros Island
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3,111 posts
115 reviews
4. Re: Royal Cremation at Ubud Today

So happy that it is near my house. Will literally walk to it in a few. I was told that it starts fr the Palace and will probably arrive in the cremation area at 1.30-2pm.

Negros Island...
Destination Expert
for Bacolod, Negros Island
Level Contributor
3,111 posts
115 reviews
5. Re: Royal Cremation at Ubud Today

So happy that it is near my house. Will literally walk to it in a few. I was told that it starts fr the Palace and will probably arrive in the cremation area at 1.30-2pm.

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493 posts
1 review
6. Re: Royal Cremation at Ubud Today

The deceased is only 35. She died of cancer.

South Australia...
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231 posts
49 reviews
7. Re: Royal Cremation at Ubud Today

would be amazing to see! How sad that she was only 35 years old :(

South Australia...
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231 posts
49 reviews
8. Re: Royal Cremation at Ubud Today

just found this link

thejakartapost.com/bali-daily/2013-11-01/ima…

Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
7,050 posts
106 reviews
9. Re: Royal Cremation at Ubud Today

Shannons here is another article on the same subject, from the same source.

Looks like flashpack got his facts wrong.

thejakartapost.com/bali-daily/2013-11-01/ubu…

Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
3,353 posts
80 reviews
10. Re: Royal Cremation at Ubud Today

Saw a tower in May. Just outstanding. How many 'Royal' weddings would they have a year?