Michael White Made Wijaya

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Michael White
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Made Wijaya
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    Made Wijaya Was born Michael White In Sydney Australia. He arrived In Bali In 1973 having jumped ship and swum ashore In rainstorm. student of architecture he first of all intended the visit as short break from his studies But his fascination with Bali rich culture and tradition Led him to move In with Brahman family In South Bali. After various jobs teaching tennis and English working as tourist guide and photo-journalist he began contributing to guide books before being asked to design the gardens of the legendary Bali Oberoi. More than 600 gardens later Wijaya is world renowned tropical garden designer whose company P.T. Wijaya Tribwana International has 500 strong team of artisans and garden commandos as he calls them. He travels between his Bali Base and Singapore India Spain Morocco Hawaii Australia and Mexico to weave his magic. recognized authority On tropical gardens and South East Asian architecture he has published five books The Complete Stranger In Paradise Balinese Architecture Towards an Encyclopaedia Tropical Garden Design Archipelago Press and Wijaya Words 1999 At Home In Bali Abbeville Press 2000 and Architecture of Bali Source Book of Traditional and Modern Forms Archipelago Press and Wijaya Words 2002 He also contributed to Tropical Asian Style and Was the main author of pocket guidebook to Bali. His signature column Stranger In Paradise Diary of an expatriate In Bali at www.strangerinparadise.com and Hello Bali monthly magazine and Jakarta Post for trightly and Poleng magazine and as well are much loved across the land Made Wijaya passed away On 28 August 2016. Websites http www.strangerinparadise.com http www.ptwijaya.com http www.novustamanbebek.com http www.wijayajournal.blogspot.com http www.baliluwih.blogspot.com https www.youtube.com channel UCwWwiI_UtuLDgPfSMhKXL8w

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