Salt-Making with the Salt Farmers of Kusamba

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Located in Klungkung regency in East Bail, Kusamba village is famous for its local industry - salt farming. The salts are produced traditionally by the local people using primitive tools and is a painstaking process. The salts produced are high-quality, with grains of coarse salt and high iodine content. While other tours take you to see how this is done, we give you the chance to EXPERIENCE the process for yourself and make your very own salt. There are only 15 traditional farmers left in the village, and during this experience, you will get to work with some of them. Our itinerary: 07.00: Pick up from your hotel. We go directly to the workshop location in the Kusamba village 09.00: Arrive in Kusamba 09.00 - 16.00: We go through the steps of making your own salt, with a lunch break in between to taste local specialities - WATERING BEACH SAND. Sea sand that used for the salt processing should be watered with seawater - POURING SEAWATER FOR CRYSTALLISATION PROCESS. Raw material for making salt is seawater that has been filtered as much as 3 times. - INTRODUCTION TO THE TRADITIONAL TOOLS FOR SALT MAKING PROCESS. The farmers still use natural materials such as coconut trunk, coconut bark, wood and bamboo - LUNCH WITH SALT FARMER WITH A SPECIAL MENU OF KUSAMBA. We will serve the Kusamba Special lunch menu, made ​​from fresh fish caught by local fishermen. They season the fish with their own salt, so you get a taste of what it's like. There is even a vegetable called Serombotan which is native to the area, which you get to taste. Pepes is a popular local dish of the regency as well. - COLLECTING SAND. Sand that has been watered and dried will be taking to use as a seawater filter - TAKING SEAWATER. Taking back the sea water to be filtered using a beach sand that has been dried in the sun - HARVESTING. Harvesting only can be done after seawater is exposed to scorching sunlight and the seawater has crystallized into a salt Besides the salt-making, there is a traditional fish market where many local fishermen sell and trade their fresh fish catches. We will bring you to see the traditional fish processing methods in this area.

Located in Klungkung regency in East Bail, Kusamba village is famous for its local industry - salt farming. The salts are produced traditionally by the local people using primitive tools and is a painstaking process. The salts produced are high-quality, with grains of coarse salt and high iodine content. While other tours take you to see how this is done, we give you the chance to EXPERIENCE the process for yourself and make your very own salt. There are only 15 traditional farmers left in the village, and during this experience, you will get to work with some of them. Our itinerary: 07.00: Pick up from your hotel. We go directly to the workshop location in the Kusamba village 09.00: Arrive in Kusamba 09.00 - 16.00: We go through the steps of making your own salt, with a lunch break in between to taste local specialities - WATERING BEACH SAND. Sea sand that used for the salt processing should be watered with seawater - POURING SEAWATER FOR CRYSTALLISATION PROCESS. Raw material for making salt is seawater that has been filtered as much as 3 times. - INTRODUCTION TO THE TRADITIONAL TOOLS FOR SALT MAKING PROCESS. The farmers still use natural materials such as coconut trunk, coconut bark, wood and bamboo - LUNCH WITH SALT FARMER WITH A SPECIAL MENU OF KUSAMBA. We will serve the Kusamba Special lunch menu, made ​​from fresh fish caught by local fishermen. They season the fish with their own salt, so you get a taste of what it's like. There is even a vegetable called Serombotan which is native to the area, which you get to taste. Pepes is a popular local dish of the regency as well. - COLLECTING SAND. Sand that has been watered and dried will be taking to use as a seawater filter - TAKING SEAWATER. Taking back the sea water to be filtered using a beach sand that has been dried in the sun - HARVESTING. Harvesting only can be done after seawater is exposed to scorching sunlight and the seawater has crystallized into a salt Besides the salt-making, there is a traditional fish market where many local fishermen sell and trade their fresh fish catches. We will bring you to see the traditional fish processing methods in this area.

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