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“Salt mining Kusamba Beach”

Kusamba Traditional Salt Mining
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East Bali Cultural and Tradition Tour
Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

This was a fascinating process to watch. Traditional way of collecting salt using rubber buckets to move the water from the sea to the dark grey sand . Where it is flicked out across the sand, then left to dry, then raked up and taken over to the reticules with water where the salt is rinsed and then finally put on the salt drying racks and once dry, salt is scooped up and packaged to sell.
Very educational. A short visit is enough to learn about this industry.
I recommend to buy a small souvenir here as this is a labour intensive job with small returns and to support this family business.

Thank Genevieve J
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Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

The square meters exploited are just tiny 50m2. Water is splashed with a bucket over the black volcanic sand for evaporation. Then this sand is taken inside a shabby little house in a barrel in which more salted water is poured (7 times in total) and finally this water is put to evaporate on wood tables. On the outside.
This is interesting to hear but not that much to witness.

1  Thank Patrice H
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Reviewed February 21, 2017

The man and his wife where extremely kind in showing us the process of the salt mining. Before we even offered money they showed us the entire process. We got really great photos. We gave them $10 for which they were extremely grateful.

Thank ilex21771
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Reviewed January 30, 2017 via mobile

Really interesting process of how they make salt, starting from begining till end. Not an easy job, it need focus and consentration.

1  Thank tetamianbali
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Reviewed January 19, 2017

Coming from Candidasa en route to Sanur, we stopped at one of the salt making huts on the side of the road (left hand side). The sign "Natural Salt Maker" was not easily found, we searched for a row of traditional beach huts few minutes before Goa Lawah (Bats temple).

No entrance fee. Lucky our private driver acted a our translator. Whoever live and do the salt farm do not speak English.

Two older ladies showed us the traditional way on making sea salt. My DH went to the beach, scooped the water with his buckets, carried it on his shoulder, walked up a bunny hill to the hut. He tried so hard to balance between the two of buckets without losing too much of the water. Boy... the lady went bare feet on the hot black sand beach.

How? Sprinkle the sea water on the black sand and leave it to dry under the sun. Once those white granular appear mixed with the sand, rake and scoop it. Bring it inside the hut where the ladies will separate the liquid and the black sand. The liquid will be placed inside the hollow wooden logs outside. Water will evaporate and you will see natural sea salt. Wow....we never thought of having a mini field trip in Bali.

We stayed for less than half an hour, bought a small bag of sea salt as a souvenir. They have some sea salt packed inside a coconut shell.

1  Thank kmiggiani
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