A Trail of History at The Apurva Kempinski Bali

A collaboration between the five-star resort and Samsara Living Museum, Bhinneka Tunggal Ika’s Lontar exhibition features centuries-old manuscripts from the Majapahit era.

The Apurva Kempinski Bali, in partnership with Samsara Living Museum, is pleased to present ten ancient manuscripts that have been handed down through the Majapahit Kingdom Era. Among these are those that were written by the direct ancestors of Mpu Tantular, a well-known scholar who served as King Hayam Wuruk’s advisor in the 14th century.

The exhibition, which can be found in the Pendopo Lobby of the resort, will be up until 31 May 2024, starting on 3 April. Guests can explore the rich history and stories contained in these manuscripts on this occasion, which highlights the meaning behind Indonesia’s motto, Bhinneka Tunggal Ika – many differences yet one – which continues to influence and mould the country’s modern way of life.

To go along with this well-known piece, there will be a variety of manuscript collections that explore the complexities of human existence. Other topics covered in the exhibition include spirituality, interpersonal relationships, social dynamics, and our relationship with nature. Even though they date back to 400 BC, these manuscripts offer timeless wisdom and they have been meticulously re-written and preserved through generations. This magic happens because of the dedicated efforts of individuals such as Ida Pedanda Ketut Buruan and Ida Pedanda Gede Made Buruan, who respectively represent the 13th and 16th generations of Mpu Tantular’s descendants.

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