Made

Made

  • English (Intermediate)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Fluent)

My name is Made and I was born in Payangan, a famous wood carving village, where I started carving wood at the age of 14.
I come from a family of farmers, and planted everything from bananas, chillis, durians, cocoa, cloves, and vanilla to rice until I moved to Sanur in 2003, nearby to my cousin Putu who often comes over.

I am passionate about wood carving, landscaping, building and love swimming with my young son Kadek around my house or on Sanur beach. I jog every morning to relax and keep in shape because I eat all day (a Balinese tradition!). I have been a tour guide for 10 years and love meeting people from all around the world.

One of my favourite things to do is bring guests to my hometown, where I can show them where I grew up and where my heart resides.

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19 Reviews for Made

  • Laura Laura

    Wood Carving with a Professional

    Wood Carving with a Professional Me and my husband have just done the wood carving today with Made and we throughly enjoyed our experience from start to finish! Made was very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble! we learnt the skills required to make our own wood carvings and soon realised how hard this is and what skill is required in doing this! But we have it ago! Would defiantly recommend!

  • Bronwyn Bronwyn

    Try Your Hand at Balinese Fruit Carving!

    Try Your Hand at Balinese Fruit Carving! Our host picked us up from our hotel and took us to his home close by. It was very lovely and he and his wife hosted us with coffee, tea and lunch while we learnt carving. First we learnt frangipani carving on carrot and then moved onto watermelon roses. It was really engaging and the time passed very quickly. It is a wonderful thing to share with friends or older children. Highly recommended!

  • Philip Philip

    Cook and Eat Delicious Lunch in a Balinese House

    Cook and Eat Delicious Lunch in a Balinese House Made is an amazing guy with a beautiful family. Thoroughly enjoyed the Balinese lunch!!!

    -Phil Burkart

  • Lilly Lilly

    Create your own Bali Experience!

    Create your own Bali Experience! Our drive was Dika, he was an awesome dude. Took us to the holy water temple and other amazing place we would of otherwise not known or had a chance to see. It is a really good idea to have a guide to take you to these places because they can help with language barrier, buying tickets and informing you of important rules and customs before entering.
    He also recommend and took us to a massive hand making jewellery factory (which I can't remember the name of now unfortunately) that was super cool. Dika then took us to a buffet lunch on the lake looking out over the volcano. Was very beautiful, and again someone we probably wouldn't or known about or had the opportunity to see if we didn't have such a fabulous guide.
    Anything you want to see/know about, name it and Dika will take you there! He also does amazing fruit and wood carving. He made me a very special wind chime :D
    Thank you so much Dika!! Lots of love, Lilli and Alex

  • Long Long

    Wood Carving with a Professional

    Wood Carving with a Professional It was a fun experience and Made - our teacher has a very happy family.

    But the wood carving workshop is in a very uncomfortable position, like very uncomfortable. Im asian so sitting down and close legs are quite familiar to me - but it still give me pain afterward, my european friend is completely need a back massage in the end.

    It was fun, but it can be better with more preparation, a table, a chair, something to keep the wood still when you carve, more sample of style (we have only 2 options), light?

    The instruction was not very clear as well...

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