Ketut Mudiarta and family
Ketut Mudiarta, wife Ibu Kadek Budiarti and family have lived in the village of Labuan Amuk all their lives. Ketut and Kadek have four children. The eldest, a daughter, is Iluh Novi, the second eldest, a son, is Bayu Made. The two younger children are son, Komang Wira and youngest, a daughter, Kadek Intan.
Pak Ketut and his wife, Ibu Kadek have worked hard and entrepreneurially to provide for their family. Originally a fisherman, Ketut has been the head of the Fisherman’s Co-operative in the village. To supplement fishing, Ketut started taking people snorkeling about twenty years ago. As well as snorkeling, Ketut also takes people fishing.
As Ketut’s elder son, Bayu, grew; he became involved in snorkeling and fishing activities with his father. Bayu has completed high school and works at the Hideaway with his family. Ketut’s nephews also work at the Hideaway. As fishermen, Pak Ketut and his son, Bayu, have an extensive knowledge of the waters and reef around Labuan.
Ibu Kadek has engaged in a variety of activities to generate income for her family. She has bred and raised chickens, collected and dried frangipani flowers for oil making, and prepared meals for visitors to the village. Nieces and nephews of both Pak Ketut and Idu Kadek usually help Ibu Kadek. Now that her two younger children are older and attending school, Ibu Kadek is able to work in the Hideaway as often as she likes.
You will see Ibu Kadek and her nieces and nephews working at Ketut’s Hideaway, greeting you, preparing your lunch from traditional recipes used in the village and in Bali as well as day to day maintenance of the Hideaway. From time to time, Ibu Kadek’s niece, Iluh Eka may be helping out. Iluh Eka, like Bayu, has also completed high school.
Pak Ketut and son Bayu speak English. Ibu Kadek did not have the opportunity to study English at school, she is learning English so she can talk with guests. Iluh Eka has learnt some English at school and in the village. Please take the opportunity to help Ibu Kadek and niece Iluh Eka to learn more English by talking with them. We also provide an English Indonesian/Indonesian-English dictionary at the Hideaway.
Pak Ketut and his family are committed to conserving the reef and sustaining people’s livelihoods in the village. He with his wife are keen to ensure that future generations will be able to enjoy the privileges that they have had growing up in Labuan.
Ketut’s Hideaway was started in late 2011 and opened in early 2012 to enable Ketut and his wife Kadek to ensure sustainable livelihoods for themselves, their children and members of their extended families. Living in a Hindu village involves a lifestyle of religious, spiritual, community and family responsibilities. Ketut’s Hideaway helps to contribute to all four areas of responsibility.
Ketut and his family hope that you enjoy sharing a day with them at the Hideaway.