Subak Bali by mbakkalapulo published on 2012-12-23T20:52:47Z Subak, the traditional Balinese irrigation system built over 500 years ago, is critical to Bali’s traditional rice-growing culture. Subak allows each farmer to get a share of water for his fields. The Hindu faith of the Balinese helps to enforce the irrigation system. Today, the Balinese are now trying to find a balance between a boom in development and their traditional way of life. Maria Bakkalapulo reports from a rehearsal of “Subak,” a play written by Balinese dramatist Putu Satria Kusuma (Poo-too Sat-ree-ah Koo-soo-ma) that looks how the Balinese are struggling in this time of rapid growth. Check out www.mariabakkalapulo.com for more sights, sounds and visuals.