Incorporating Balinese Culture in Your Team Building Activities

Bali is a beautiful and exotic paradise that offers plenty of activities to bring your team closer together. Whether you’re looking for fun or educational experiences, there are plenty of team-building activities to incorporate the local Balinese culture into your event. From learning traditional dance moves, to cooking classes featuring regional dishes, here are some ideas for team-building activities that will get your group inspired and working together.

Balinese Cooking Competition

It’s an ideal way to introduce your team to Bali traditional dishes, as well as uncover some of the spices used in Balinese cooking. They’ll learn how to prepare traditional dishes from local experts. It’s a bonding activity that allows everyone to learn something new, while creating an unforgettable experience. Balinese culture is known for its variety of delicious cuisine made of locally sourced ingredients. Whether you make curry, sate lilit or nasi goreng, the hands-on experience of learning how to cook together is a great way to build team spirit.  


Your teams will be devided into groups and they're challenged to prepare traditional Balinese dishes using local ingredients. The cooking competition will encourage your team to work together, use creativity, and communication to create their masterpiece in the given time frame. Plus, at the end of the competition, everyone gets to enjoy a delectable Balinese feast together.


Traditional Dance Lessons.

Not only is traditional Balinese dance visually stunning, but it’s also extremely expressive and helps to create a deep connection between performers. Balinese dance combines elements from Hindu traditions and local legends.Kecak dance is a traditional Balinese dance that involves a large group of individuals chanting "cak" repeatedly while performing various movements. It is a unique and interactive dance form that not only serves as a cultural experience but also can be used as a team-building exercise. The dance requires coordination, synchronization, and cooperation among the participants, making it an excellent way to promote teamwork and communication. By working together to create a harmonious and synchronized performance, participants can develop a sense of trust and unity. Immerse your team in the culture by taking part in traditional dance lessons! Learning the moves together can be an invigorating experience that’s bound to create solidarity and team spirit.


Gebogan Making. 

Gebogan is a traditional Balinese offering made of fruits, flowers, and other symbolic items arranged in a beautiful and intricate display. It is an essential part of Balinese Hindu culture and is used for various occasions, including religious ceremonies, weddings, and other important events. Gebogan making is an ideal way to bring together a team for an enjoyable and rewarding experience. It encourages collaboration, problem solving, and communication among participants. The process requires careful coordination of effort among individuals in order to assemble the gebogan as efficiently as possible. At the end of the session, everyone will have contributed to creating a unique and beautiful piece of artwork, while also learning valuable lessons about teamwork and creativity.


Kite Making.

Immersing yourself in kite-making culminates in kite-flying competitions, where the team can showcase the fruits of their labor while enjoying the impressive sight of kite fights in the sky. Bali kite making is an art form and traditional activity that has been passed down for generations in Indonesian culture. The kite-making process involves creating beautiful, intricate, and colorful designs with natural materials such as bamboo, cotton, and paper.


Gamelan Music Class.

Gamelan is a traditional Balinese percussion ensemble that features a variety of instruments, including gongs, xylophones, and drums. By participating in a gamelan orchestra, team members can learn to work together to create a cohesive and harmonious sound. 


Batik Painting Workshop.

Batik painting has been a treasured Balinese tradition since the sixth century. Batik painting involves using hot wax to create designs on fabric, which are later filled with vibrant colors. Working on batik painting can sharpen your team's concentration, attention-to-detail, and creativity while enjoying the beauty of the island's traditional art. Host a batik painting workshop as a team-building activity and encourage your team members to design their batik paintings using Balinese symbols, landscapes, and motifs.