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We have compiled a list of FAQs to guide you through KEMBALI 2020: A Rebuild Bali Festival (KEMBALI20).


29 October—8 November, 2020.


KEMBALI20 is digital festival. You can view our program on this website or on our Youtube channel, from the comfort of your home.


How can I buy the tickets to the Main Program?

To access our Main Program, we ask you to make minimum donation of IDR150,000. You can also make nominal donations of IDR200,000, IDR500,000, IDR1,000,000 or more. By donating, you will receive access to all 60+ Main Program sessions, which you can rewatch for a month after the Festival.

Are the Workshops donation-based as well?

To access our Workshops, we ask you to make a donation of IDR150,000 to IDR250,000. If you donate to join a Workshop, you will automatically receive access to the Main Program.

After donating, you will receive an email from our team with information on how to join the Workshop and access the Main Program.

What will my donation go toward?

The future of Yayasan Mudra Swari Saraswati foundation depends on your support and generosity. All donations contribute to the production costs of KEMBALI20 and to supporting the foundation that presents Ubud Writers & Readers Festival and Ubud Food Festival. We also work with other foundations across Bali to support various artistic, cultural and culinary initiatives.

Your contribution will guarantee the future of Indonesia’s leading cross-cultural platform of words and ideas.

How can I access the digital program?

You can access the entire digital program on our website. You can also rewatch the sessions for one month after the Festival.

How can I create a user account?

Once you’ve signed up for a session, you will receive an email containing a registration link and Unique Code. You can find the Unique Code at the bottom of the email below the QR Code. Please complete the information required for registration. Once you have registered, use your username and password each time you log in to your account.

I have previously donated to the Yayasan Patron Program, do I need to donate again to access the Main Program?

No. If you’ve donated through Megatix, you can find your Unique Code on the bottom of the email, right below the QR Code.

If you’ve donated through PayPal or directly to our Partnership team, please email patronprogram@yayasansaraswati.org to request for your Unique Code.

What types of digital programs are available?

The program categories are Main Program, Workshops, Book Launches, Live Music, Film Screenings and Cooking Demos.

Digital programs are divided into two categories, pre-recorded and live-streamed. All digital programs will come to you unedited and directly from the speakers.

The pre-recorded sessions were recorded ahead of the Festival to cater to the speakers’ different time zones, but you can ask your questions beforehand in the individual session pages.

Do I still need to create a user account to view the Book Launches, Live Music and Film Screening?

No, these sessions are free and can be watched on the website without creating a user account, or YouTube channel.

Can I watch the sessions with a friend or family member?

You can watch the sessions with a friend or family member if you are watching from the same screen. If not, then you will need a separate user account.

What time zone are you using when streaming the sessions?

Please note that the time listed on the Festival schedule follows Central Indonesian Time (WITA/UTC+8).


What is a Virtual Volunteer Program?

This is our beloved Volunteer Program in virtual form. All of the tasks can be done remotely or online, allowing you to volunteer from the comfort of your own home.

Where can I find more information about KEMBALI20 Virtual Volunteer Program?

Please visit this page for more information.


Please submit your questions here, or email us at info@ubudwritersfestival.com.