Are you going to visit Bali for the first time? Here are the things you should know beforehand.
The beach, the tropical weather, or the culture. Whatever the reason is, Bali is indeed worth visiting. It has been one of the most visited islands not just by domestic tourists but also international.
Bali is a pretty common tourist destination. Perhaps your friends and family have been there before you. They may have shared some information about the island, but I bet they don’t know all about it.
There are things you should know prior to taking your first steps on this holy island. Because without knowing these, you will not have the best experience.
So, prepare your itinerary. You might want to change a thing or two in it after reading this article.
15. Many People Have the Same Name
When you talk to the locals and ask their names, you will be surprised by how many of those have the same name. There are thousands of Ketut, Made, Kadek, Nyoman, and some others.
This is because Balinese people use a certain rule in naming their children. The first child is either named Gede, Putu, or Wayan. The second child is Kadek, Nengah, or Made. The third is Nyoman or Komang. And the forth is Ketut.
If the parents have more than four children, the name circles back to the first. So the fifth child is either Gede, Putu, or Wayan. And so on.
Besides that, Balinese people also have a caste system. This also reflects on their names. Thus, there are other similar names like Agung and Dewa.
So, next time you forget your Balinese friend’s name, just take a wild guess.