Two strories unfold at Seminyak Village: that of contemporary Bali at Marketplace, where designers and entrepreneurs present a modern context of the Island of the Gods -- yet one that is grounded in the traditional values of community spirit. The other is that of cultural Bali, and for this there is Indonesian Emporium, which has gifts more traditional in nature. If you’re at this part of Seminyak Village in the mornings, you might chance upon the ritualistic Blessing Ceremony that takes place every day, without fail. It is the heart of Bali that is celebrated here at the Village.
Oleh-oleh, pronounced oh-lay oh-lay, or exactly like the Spanish soccer chant olé olé, is an Indonesian culture of gift-giving from returning travellers after a holiday. Typically it consists of souvenirs or item of significance from the place the travellers return from, oleh-oleh has become a widespread phenomenon in Indonesia, and Indonesian Emporium has come to provide a new oleh-oleh experience at Seminyak Village.
Indonesian Emporium, as a tastefully curated mix of retail experiences of all things Indonesian, is set in an air-conditioned dynamic space in Seminyak Village, bringing visitors a vibrant fusion of Indonesian urban communities and traditional cultures. With a diverse mix of small businesses and national retailers, Seminyak Village is dedicated to serve and support local communities, and to provide a one-of-a-kind holiday shopping destination for everyone who stops by Indonesian Emporium, which serves as a true embodiment of what Indonesian culture is known for. The vision for Indonesian Emporium is to continue the efforts of Seminyak Village to weave together a story about Bali and Indonesia, which has been brought to life previously with the presence of the artisanal brands at the more contemporary Marketplace at Seminyak Village.
The best selection of Indonesian oleh-oleh has been carefully sourced for Indonesian Emporium to provide a journey through Indonesian culture, presented unlike any other on the Island of the Gods, Bali. From Indonesian batik, sarong and ikat, hand-crafted wood and bamboo accessories, to a bevy of basketry, Indonesian Emporium is a must-visit for those with a penchant for traditional souvenirs, exotic trinkets and cultural gifts. Discover the following artfully curated brands at Indonesian Emporium:
• Batik Wayang
• Down to Earth (Bhinneka Cases, Suki Wooden Sunglasses, Pandava Jewellery and Eco Ego Bali)
• Saka Jewellry
• Tribal Signature
• Etnik by Ari
• Webe Bags
• Indonesian Gifts and Souvenirs