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IN THIS 9TH ISSUE: 9th Edition | 10 th–23rd October 2012

History The Truth Behind 'Oktoberfest' (4)

Editor in Chief Angela Richardson

Travel The Batu Bolong: Liveaboard Diving Off Komodo (5)

Management Edo Frese Editorial Assistant Silvia Forsman

When it comes to entertainment, Bali takes things a step further than the rest and creativity flourishes. Last week I attended Flicker Fest at Potatohead Beach Club, which showed indie shorts from around the globe on a large screen in front of the beach. Candles lit up the lawn and we sprawled out on the grass under the stars enjoying the show and it was a fantastic and relaxing way to spend an evening.

Sales Chris N.T. Dian Mardianingsih Silvia Forsman

I then attended the opening of the Ubud Writers Festival, now in its ninth year, and was impressed with the number of workshops, talks, and readings made available to us. We’ll have more on this festival in our next issue! Cultural events are increasing in number, putting Bali in the spotlight for entertainment around the world. Live acts from all corners of the globe enjoy performing on beach-front venues in front of thousands of fans who get dolled up in fancy dress to show the rest of the world how much fun you can have on this island. Never forget the ancient Balinese art of dance which has been entertaining people for centuries and continues to do so, attracting tourists in their thousands.

Distribution Dian Mardianingsih Graphics Frederick Ng Finance & Admin Pertiwi Gianto Putri Lini Verawaty

Art of the Indies Rudolf Bonnet: Son of a Priest from Tampaksiring (6) Expats in Entertainment Darshan Pridhnani: The Young Promoter who brings us entertainment from all over the world (8) Regina Shultz Boysen: The creative force behind Bali's first spa (9)

The SlamJam Brothers— Trevor Chee, Kyle Chee and Dustin Chee: Videographers from Canada who free dive and stay true to the simple life (10) John Bergman: A professional photographer who enjoys living the dream in Bali (11) Light Entertainment Grandma Strikes Back (12) Happenings Summer Syndrome: Kid Cudi at PHBC (13) Events (14) Classifieds (15)

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In this issue we meet four expats who are involved in the entertainment industry, in one way or another and get to know them a little better. We meet John Bergman, a nightlife photographer, Regina Shultz Boysen who opened the first spa in Bali, the SlamJam brothers who are a trio of Canadian digital film makers, and Darshan Pridhnani, the promoter who brings us international bands and DJs. Their stories are sure to entertain and hopefully inspire you as well.

Contributors Bruce W. Carpenter Karen Davies Jon Elliott Eamonn Sadler Antony Sutton Chris Nimmo-Turner

Whatever it is you like to do for fun, stay safe and stay out of trouble! Angela Richardson

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The Truth Behind ‘Oktoberfest’ BY ANTONY SUTTON

The first Oktoberfest took place in October 1810 to celebrate Crown Prince Ludwig’s wedding to Princess Therese von Sachsen Hildburghausen. The celebrations only lasted five days and ended with a horse race but it seemed that everyone had such a good time they kept the memory alive and each year added a few more days taking advantage of September’s finer weather. Now it is a 16-day beer-supping extravaganza that attracts six million tourists annually and is almost a rite of passage for young backpackers on a par with Full Moon parties in Thailand and the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. Despite the royal origins today the Oktoberfest, or the Wiesn as the locals know it, is all about beer and food. And not just any old beer can be served. It is no use turning up at the field with the cheapest six pack you could find. Germans take their beer seriously and only beer that meets the highest standards is available.

spread out across Germany and around the world. The German Diaspora has introduced the idea in towns and cities across the USA and Canada as well as throughout South America. Even Palestine now has its own Oktoberfest in the West Bank town of Taybeh while an Indian brewery has tried to promote the idea to the increasing middle class in Bangalore. The Reinheitsgebot, or Beer Purity law, was passed in 1516. Long before Siemens, Mercedes Benz and Hugo Boss helped make Germany a business powerhouse, the Bavarians were setting down in stone what made a beer and you can’t help but admire their priorities. So attached were they to their beer and how it should be brewed when it came to German independence they insisted all the other states follow their custom; a demand that led to many small breweries round the nascent nation go to the wall. They even exported their notion of beer. A Bavarian prince somehow became King of Greece and in fine Bavarian style one of the first laws he enacted in his new country was Reinheitsgebot, which was only repealed by the soulless Eurocrats at the European Union in Brussels. In addition to being brewed under Reinheitsgebot the beers consumed at the Oktoberfest must be brewed with the city of München. No doubt some brewery will challenge that one day as being protectionist and anti free trade but for now just half a dozen different beers are sold during their festivities and the revelers don’t seem to be complaining at the lack of alternatives. After all, why go to München to drink an American or Belgian beer? And boy does some beer flow down the necks of the faithful.

An estimated 7,100,000 litres during the 2010 festival! Just to show that organizers are sensitive to the concerns of people who don’t drink beer, though why they should bother attending a beer party in the first place is perplexing, non-alcoholic beer is available (but only sells about 150,000 litres) as are soft drinks, wine as well as tea and coffee.

The effect of all this beer is intoxicating. Which happens a lot. A person may be pleasantly ogschdocha, or tipsy, or just an out and out Rauschada (drunk), flushed red and gamely struggling to hold on to anything before falling to the ground and waiting for one of the dozens of medics who kept busy stretchering drunks out of the beer halls so one more

"A Bavarian prince somehow became King of Greece and in fine Bavarian style one of the first laws he enacted in his new country was Reinheitsgebot, which was only repealed by the soulless Eurocrats at the European Union in Brussels." Despite the large numbers of foreign tourists who flock to the city the vast majority of visitors are locals who take the opportunity to dress up in their finest lederhosen (leather trousers), which come in short and long form, Dirndl (long, flowing dresses) and Tirolerhute (traditional hats) to join in the thigh slapping, yodeling fun while munching on the bizarrely named leberkäse which has neither liver nor cheese and emitting loud Mognschoass (belches) to the drunken merriment of their friends and the annoyance of the few supping the tasteless beer with no alcohol.

An Indonesian Oktoberfest has been growing in recent years with a number of venues in Bali and Jakarta offering their own version. However it still remains little known here and while the idea of an Oktoberfest on a par with the Jakarta Highland Gathering is a mouthwatering prospect, it is unlikely any event that embraces public drunkenness with widespread gluttony of pork will be accepted in the foreseeable future. Hmm. That was thirsty work…. ■

thirsty soul can make use that space more productively. This year sees the 179th hosting of the beer frenzy; war and cholera have seen the festival cancelled while other years have seen the tight restrictions on beer sold loosened in response to economic circumstances. It’s not only München that hosts an Oktoberfest. The idea of spending two weeks selling and drinking beer makes such sense that it has

ANTONY SUTTON Antony Sutton is a writer based in Jakarta. Please send comments and suggestions to


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I have always adhered to the old adage that if something floats, flies or fluctuates, the most prudent investment advice would be to rent it. So when my Colombian friend Pedro suggested we buy a Sulawesi Phinisi and refurbish it as a dive boat I laughed it off as a silly idea. We were sitting aboard our friend Daniel Beak’s live-aboard enjoying another perfect sunset off the north coast of Komodo with an ice cold Bintang while discussing ways of improving the boat. We had used Danny’s boat and operation for a number of years impressed by his knowledge of the area and in particular his understanding of the strong currents that barrel around Komodo and the adjacent islands. Knowledge that guaranteed peace of mind that we would be enjoying a beer in the evening rather than floating around lost in the Indian Ocean or the Flores Sea as has happened to other dive groups in the past. And we loved the boat. It had no airconditioned cabins, instead all of the sleeping was on the top deck where the cool breeze provided natures own air-conditioning system. Without the need for air-conditioning on the Sunset there were no buzzing generators to disturb the peace and we could enjoy the strange noises of Komodo at night. Neither was there any light pollution to spoil the remarkable night sky where the milky way is a thick white cloud and the sea offers its own spectacular show where night swimmers can witness the millions of phosphorescent plankton shining a brilliant blue as they light up in response to any movement in the water. We reasoned that Danny’s boat was on the small size and had

those guests who want to take in the Komodo that we loved. Clean dry cool air, wonderful night skies and the sounds of the monkeys and the fruit bats in the mangroves. A boat for people that come to Komodo for everything that nature has to offer above and below the water line. We located a 25 metre ironwood fishing boat in Makassar last December after which Danny spent 6 months refurbishing it to our specification with a team of wonderful Sulawesi carpenters. And it became our dream boat. We called her the Batu Bolong after the spectacular dive site that lies in the strait between the islands of Rinca and Komodo. She has the large dining room table and even larger beer fridge. It has sleeping for eight guests above deck and four below. All of the power needs at night are supplied by the solar cells and it has two air compressors to provide ample tank-air for up to 12 divers. As a concession to Pedro and his wife Jasay, the Batu Bolong has a sun deck which doubles as a salsa dance floor for the evenings where partying becomes a bigger consideration than the peace and tranquillity and most importantly it has an ironwood railing on the upper deck that is strong enough to support the legendary Batu Bolong Unsynchronised Dive Team. A team preparing for what must surely become an Olympic sport in the not too distant future. Komodo was recently voted as one of the world’s new natural wonders. It is indeed a wonderful place above water with its barren rugged landscape, dragons and strange palms that grow for 20 years, flower then fruit then die.

"Komodo is often rated as one of the world’s finest dive destinations. Hopefully, inclusion into the seven new natural wonders of the world will not destroy one of Indonesia’s greatest natural assets." limitations to upgrading so the conversation drifted onto our dream boat and after another couple of ice cold beers we had decided to look for an ironwood Phinisi in Sulawesi and convert it to a dive boat. A boat with a large dining table and an even larger fridge. A boat with en-suite cabins cooled by solar powered fans and good ventilation and no buzzing generators to destroy the serenity of the nights. A boat with above deck sleeping for

But the real beauty of Komodo lies below the water. Cold nutrient laden ocean currents wash over the south of the island in the dry months and the north in the wet season which means that Komodo has escaped the dreadful coral bleaching that has destroyed many of the world’s coral reefs. Every day the Flores Sea empties cubic kilometres of seawater through the strait only for it to return on the next tide. The falling tide

Captions of pictures: 1. The Batu Bolong 2. Dolphin at Manta Alley 3. Schools of fish at Castle Rock 4. Napoleon Wrasse and Blue Fin Tuna 5. Giant Mantas 6. Batu Bolong dive site 7. Green Turtle 8. Unsynchronised dive team

brings hundreds of Giant Mantas into the shallowest reaches of the strait affording divers and snorkelers the opportunity to swim amongst these gentle giants. It is not unusual to have close encounters with as many as 30 of these magnificent creatures in a single one hour dive. A little further to the north lie the remarkable pristine dive sites of Batu Bolong and Tatawa Kecil the later can only be dived when there is a suitable slack tide while the former provides a sizeable leeward side where divers can dive on a 30 metre wall when the tide is running from the south and on an amazingly colourful 30 degree slope to the south of the island when the tide is rising. Huge green turtles that are completely unconcerned by your presence mingle with white tipped reef sharks and 150 kilogramme Napoleon Wrasse. The bays to the north offer safe mooring and access to the wonderful dive sites of Crystal Bommie, Castle Rock and the North Passage. The diving around Komodo is truly awe inspiring. Komodo is often rated as one of the world’s finest dive destinations. Hopefully, inclusion into the seven new natural wonders of the world will not destroy one of Indonesia’s greatest natural assets. In a country where natural assets are seen as something for the rich and powerful to exploit, I live in hope that this is not just wishful thinking. ■

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Art of the Indies Son of a Hindu priest in Tampaksiring, Bali by Rudolf Bonnet


Son of a Priest from Tampaksiring BY BRUCE W. CARPENTER

Rudolf Bonnet

This beautiful pastel drawing made in 1929 by the Dutch artist Rudolf Bonnet is remarkable for several reasons. Having arrived on Bali only a year before, it is a rare example of Bonnet’s early work on the island. The intensity of the young man, the son of a high priest from the highland village of Tampaksiring, who stares directly into our eyes, is both unnerving and highly unusual. There is no attempt to sweeten or idealize the subject. This boldness is a direct carry over from Bonnet’s highly praised portraits of Italian peasants made before his arrival in Bali. The boy has a noble, self-assured demeanor but he is no classic beauty. Using dark angular outlines and dramatic shadows, Bonnet added an element of stylization often seen in European modern art during the first half of the 20th century. Nonetheless the boy remains a real breathing person, somebody we could meet on any street corner even today. As many artists of his era Bonnet embraced the major principle of the Arts and Crafts Movement that all art was inspired by nature. So, too, he bemoaned the damaging effects of the Industrial Revolution. Bonnet sought refuge in Anticoli Corrado, Italy and artists’ village northwest of Rome. There he searched for inspiration in nature and the roots of western art. His two biggest influences were Renaissance drawings and frescoes. Eventually even the remote artists’ village proved too close to the beast as Bonnet sought an even more pristine environment free of modern influence. Bali was brought to his attention by W.O.J. Nieuwenkamp, another Dutch artist living in Italy, who had first visited the island in 1904 and written several books about it. Taking his advice Bonnet sailed to the Dutch East Indies in search of his muse and destiny. Like his more famous predecessor, the gay German artist Walter Spies, Bonnet decided it was wiser to live in the village of Ubud, a safe distance from the watchful eyes of the Dutch colonial regime, which outside a few enlightened

and minds of the far more docile Javanese who stared politely down when spoken to by a superior. Of course such suppositions are gravely flawed because the strict hierarchy of Javanese society and often excruciating etiquette can be traced back to the puissant Hindu-Buddhist Empires of Medieval Java. Bali is also by no means a universally egalitarian society.

"As many artists of his era Bonnet embraced the major principle of the Arts and Crafts Movement that all art was inspired by nature. So, too, he bemoaned the damaging effects of the Industrial Revolution." beings was hopelessly reactionary as far as politics and social issues were concerned. Both Spies and Bonnet were guests of Cokorda Gede Raka Sukawati, a prominent member of the colonial parliament, who understood that enlisting these two men could help realize his desire to make Ubud an important cultural destination. While the question of what relationship Bonnet had with the anonymous son of the priest is irrelevant as far as the artistic merit of the work is concerned, it is nonetheless a potentially intriguing anecdote that gives greater insight into who Bonnet was and the time he lived in. Bonnet was 34 years old, not a boy but not old, and Bali represented a magical world where dreams could come true. Unlike the flamboyant Spies, who made little secret of his sexual bias, Bonnet was reserved even formal. Although his best friend Willem Hofker realized Bonnet was gay, they never mentioned the subject in a “don’t ask, don’t tell” arrangement. Unlike Spies, there are no tales of Bonnet cavorting with underage men, a habit that would earn Spies a jail sentence in spite of his many friends and connections. Portraits in which the sitter stares directly at the viewer are rare because they are inherently provocative. When a stranger stares you in the eye most people

avert their faces rather than acknowledge the person because the act raises questions about the relationship between the subject and the viewer. The act can be both an invitation for dialogue or confrontation. It is akin to what we experience when we get caught staring at a stranger in public— voyeur! Of course we especially do this when there is something remarkable—great beauty or oddness that attracts or repels or both! In Bonnet has left the work as a true living experience. The artist is long gone but the boy lives on. Bonnet was not a shallow man. He understood this. In colonial times a native staring directly into the eyes of a westerner was strictly taboo! In the first half of the 19th century a British military officer who visited Bali wrote an article for a Singapore colonial rag announcing his outrage at the audacity of Balinese natives who would dare walk up to him with curiosity and stare straight into his eyes! In the British colonies such a surly chap would have surely been whipped. This was not true of everyone. Beginning with Sir Stamford Raffles a growing number of officials and interested parties began to realize that the Balinese sense of independence and pride was a good thing. At one point some even proposed that Islam had effectively placed a debilitating film over the eyes

The artwork also belongs to the tradition of Thomas Hart Benton and Diego Rivera who sought to immortalize the natural nobility and pathos of peasants and the working class. It was an international movement. Bonnet would go on to create large fresco-like oils glorifying Balinese peasants. While his politics are unknown, what we do know is that he loved the Balinese and always strove to promote and protect them as best he could for more than 40 years. Indeed in comparison to Spies, who has been portrayed time and time again as a Great Lion of Bali, Bonnet has been accused of being dry and pedantic. Yet if one weighs their respective work and accomplishments the long term impact of Bonnet—the Puri Lukisan alone has proven far more enduring than the fabled glamour of his friend. Perhaps the greatest insult of all is Bonnet’s depiction as the main protagonist in Nigel Barley’s tawdry historical novel Island of Demons. Aside from being riddled with all manner of errors, Barley has seen fit to portray Bonnet as some sort of gay Dutch hippie who after being seduced by Spies to a night of romance comes to the realization that this was a one time blessing. For the rest of the novel Bonnet pines for Spies’ enduring love with comedic-tragic results. Of course Mr. Barley is channelling his own homoerotic fantasies but his liberty in portraying Bonnet is an utter

travesty that borders on libel. Spies and Bonnet were never lovers and were not even remotely attracted to each other. Dubbed a “Sunday’s Child” by his family, a reference to someone with a special sensitivity for art and beauty, Bonnet’s life was varied between elation and tragedy especially as he grew older. In 1938, like Spies, he was under investigation for homosexual activities. During the Second World War he was sent to a terrible Japanese prisoner of war camp and nearly died of illness and starvation. After release he was unable to return to his beloved Bali, which was gripped with violence and revolutionary fervour. When he did many of his old friends had died or fled the new order. Now hitting middle age his physical condition was vulnerable because of the camp and enduring hardship—hunger, dysentery, malaria, parasites, all manner of infections and moulds! Once again at 62 he was forced to leave Bali for political reasons in 1957 just after he repeated this third refusal to sell a large oil painting to President Sukarno. His return to Holland was equally bleak. The art scene had changed forever. A new generation of young modern artists denounced him as an anachronism. As the nation rebuilt its shattered economy and shed its colonial legacy, few people were interested in Balinese culture. In the end it was the Balinese themselves who honoured him for his many accomplishments. Passing away in 1978 almost the same time as his old friend Prince Cokorda, his end, however, was glorious. His ashes were returned to Bali and cremated with those of Cokorda Sukawati of Ubud in 1979. As for the priest’s son —no further information is yet available. ■

BRUCE W. CARPENTER Bruce W. Carpenter has authored and co-authored numerous articles and major books on the traditional arts and crafts of the Indonesian Archipelago including Batak Sculpture, Javanese Antique Furniture and Folk Art, Ethnic Jewellery from Indonesia and Gold Jewellery of the Indonesian Archipelago.

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DARSHAN PRIDHNANI The young Promoter who brings us entertainment from all over the world. BY ANGELA RICHARDSON

How many people are in your team?


Where are you originally from? India actually, but I was born and raised in Indonesia. I’ve just recently changed my citizenship to Indonesian, which has made it easier for me to work here.

So tell me, what does a Promoter do? Well, I bring international acts to Indonesia, namely Jakarta and Bali. I mostly deal with the artist, approaching their management and giving them a proposal to play in Indonesia and then I arrange the permits and supervise everything.

That must be a really fun job to have?

Captions of pictures: 1. Darshan at EPL Masters 2. Darshan with DJ Tiesto

It is! I meet new people everyday, and even with the stresses of meeting a deadline for an event, at the end it’s good fun, always good fun.

We are just the three of us, but we work together with Berlian Entertainment and we outsource most things because we’re eventbased. We probably throw a big event every three months so we hire a team to help put together each event. We used to be called Front Media, but now it’s Hybrid Events and we’ve been going for four years.

What got you into this job? Since I was young I wished I could see bands that I loved and I always wanted to bring them to Indonesia. I finally met the right people, which took some time, and the hardest thing was building the company name; to get trust from sponsors, artists, and customers.

How long did it take to gain people’s trust? We were lucky really because the first event was DJ Tiesto at Double Six in Bali and X2 in Jakarta back in 2008 which helped us a lot with credibility. He was still the biggest DJ back then so he really put us on the map.

I’ve seen photos of you with Leo Ferdinand for the EPL Masters Indonesian Cup which you organized. What was he like? He’s a really nice guy actually and we had a really good time. They were all really easy and were like, “Don’t worry about us. We just want to see Jakarta.” They were in Jakarta for four days and they went absolutely everywhere.

Where’s your favourite spot to dine in Bali? I am a street food lover and my favourite thing to eat is definitely Nasi Pedas from Ibu Andika. Give me a nasi pedas any day and I’ll be fine.

So what’s the latest event you had in Bali? We just threw a rave party at Balangan Beach called Secret Rave Party, which was like a proper rave before it went commercial. I arrived at 10pm and there were already 800 people there, 50 percent tourists. The main DJ was Jerome Ismai who is probably the number one favourite DJ to Indonesians as his music is very much to their taste here.

What do you need in order for your acts to be able to play here legally? We just need a work permit so that artists can perform here called the 312 Visa. They’ve made it easier for artists now because they can get these on arrival and that’s really helped us a lot. It’s getting better actually. Before, the artists had to go to the Indonesian embassy in their country to get the visa which was hard for them with their busy schedules.

Do you have any worries about security here? So far, no. I think Indonesian people are supportive with the entertainment scene. I find them really nice and have no worries about security.

Your acts must love coming to Bali right? Yes, they do. DJ Tiesto loves it so much he ended up doing his photo shoot for his latest album cover at the Monkey Forest and at a private villa. I helped with the photo shoot and was proud to be asked because the cover will promote Bali.

So what would be your dream event to throw, Darshan? I would love to do something like Tomorrow Land, which is a massive festival in Belgium. It’s been going on for a long time and every year it’s been getting bigger and bigger. It’s a great concept of a festival—dance music but wellthemed with jungles and things and super well organized. It would be really hard, but I’m hoping in the future I can do this.

Who do you think is the hardest act to bring to Indonesia? I would have to say John Mayer. He has issues with security in Indonesia. I hope that he can see things getting better here and change his mind. I would really love to get him here.

What did you think of the whole Lady Gaga fiasco? Indonesia is a religiously diverse country and I think if you want to throw a Lady Gaga gig everyone should just respect each other. I think Lady Gaga has more fans now after all that. She’s a smart woman and in one of her new songs, “Partynaseus”, she sings about what happened in Jakarta. You need acts like her over here and I think in the next couple of years we’ll be seeing a lot of changes and some even bigger acts coming into Indonesia.■


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REGINA SHULTZ BOYSEN The creative force behind Bali's first spa. BY KAREN DAVIES

We have been friends for over 30 years and both of us are the daughters of Diplomats. How did that influence your life? I was born in Germany but grew up in Paris, Italy and had many years in Washington DC, where my father was the German ambassador to the United States. I was able to learn different cultures and languages from an early age. Travelling was a way of life I was fortunate to be born into. By eighteen I was travelling on my own. At nineteen, I studied art history at the University of Bonn for two years. I spent time in north Thailand working with Laotian refugees. After that experience I came to Bali and have lived here since then.

You were one of the first expats to lease land and build in the Seminyak area. I remember we would all come to use your shower after the beach. You had hot water! I would pay anything to have just one day when Bali was our Paradise. When we used the coconut wireless to stay connected instead of phones and every one was on bikes, motorbikes or walking. Our small community was like a big family from the beach to Ubud. Our lives were simple and happy. By the 90’s that era was over. Everyone had electric, telephones and parabolas. We had children. I had my son Siran in 1988, and my daughter Akasha in 1991.

What inspired you to conceive the idea of Bodyworks? I was a working mother. After working all day it was difficult to arrange a massage. There

were no salons that catered to western needs. In 1994 we opened Bodyworks across from Krakatoa, a business centre where we got our mail and had access to communications and office services and a French café. We took over a factory and renovated it. For the first time in Bali we could enjoy massages off the beach. I manifested the needs of the community and myself. People could walk in from 9am until evening for a massage in rooms with large tubs for hot relaxing baths and have all their grooming needs met. Bodyworks started with a staff of five people. I had to train people to do beauty techniques for all races and cultures. The business took off within six months. Eighty percent of our customers were Japanese and to this day I am grateful for their patronage. The Spa went from employing five people to employing over forty people. I have been fortunate to enjoy an ongoing partnership with my friend, an Indonesian national. We outgrew the initial venue and after a few years of design and construction we moved to our current location near Petitenget Temple on the beach in 1999.

What are your thoughts on the massive amount of spas and salons in Bali now? I think it has become part of the appeal of Bali. Competition keeps the quality up and creates a more diverse market. It is frustrating when spas use the name Bodyworks, like the one in Ubud, which has nothing to do with us. There is only one Bodyworks. I was constantly offered business opportunities to expand and even franchise Bodyworks, but I declined because I wanted to maintain the quality of our

services which is only maintained by being personally involved in all aspects of the business, from selecting the music playlist, buying the products we sell and training staff. That is what keeps our services special. We have a diverse, dedicated clientele. They include Tyra Banks and Susan Sarandon among other celebrities, super models and even sports figures, who come for our unique, special healing massages. People book months in advance from all over the world. We have special services for entire wedding parties and hairdressers who specialize in men’s haircuts. Bodyworks services men and women of all nationalities and ethnic backgrounds.

So now that you are established and your children are at University, are you able to take more time to travel? I never stopped travelling, but yes; now I can spend more time doing so. This summer I travelled to places out of Bali such as Lombok, Flores and Sumba with my children and last year I was in Borneo and Sumatra twice. I love Indonesia. Each island has its own culture, art and geography. It’s amazing. During monsoon I visit Akasha in Hawaii and Siran in California, and we usually go skiing in Aspen or Vail, Colorado.

"In 1994 we opened Bodyworks across from Krakatoa, a business centre where we got our mail and had access to communications and office services and a French café." Then I come back and am off to India and sometimes Europe; Germany and Amsterdam.

What do you think about all the changes in Bali? How can we properly sustain such growth? It is sad to see the changes. I am worried about the direction it is taking and the impact the growing infrastructure has on the environment. My hope is that the Balinese and the expats living here can work towards a clean and sustainable future, maintaining the traditions of reverence for nature and beauty, which make up the Balinese culture. I see good changes as well, so many great causes addressed by expats and locals with such compassion. Actions taken to improve the lives of the impoverished and

the handicapped, and a strong movement towards clean and green. Bali is the perfect place to set an example using non-invasive natural energy sources. It would boost eco tourism and create a more balanced economic society.

I totally agree! Community and compassion are the answer, along with a shift in consciousness. So can you get me in for a massage and bubble bath later today? Of course! But I’ll have to call and see if I can book it. Even I have to make appointments for myself these days! ■ *** Thanks Regina! To get in touch, call Bodyworks at +62 (0) 361 733317.

KAREN DAVIES Chilean born American,Karen Davies is a journalist,artist and art therapist. Formerly a NYC fashion designer,she has been coming to Bali since 1979 and now resides here.


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Expats in Entertainment

SLAMJAM BROTHERS Meet the SlamJam brothers—Trevor, Dustin and Kyle Chee-A-Tow: Digital Film Makers from Canada who free dive and stay true to the simple life. BY ANGELA RICHARDSON

So guys, tell me what kind of things you're filming at the moment? TC: We are actually spreading our wings and doing different stuff like working with 3V to do their fitness, sport and motivational videos and recently we’ve just started getting into the fashion, behind the scenes kind of things.

How long have you been in this industry? TC: Not very long at all. We’re all self-taught and it started out as just a hobby of ours. When we were travelling around we always have a camera. Even before we started travelling, as kids, we were always filming everything that we were doing. When we started to travel out here we wanted to capture the experiences that we were having, mainly to show our friends and motivate them to get off your butt and take a risk and come out here. Get out of your comfort zone and experience another place.

What’s your heritage? KC: Caribbean, but we’re born and raised in Canada, just north of Toronto. Our father’s side is Guyanese Chinese and they grew up in Surinam, Our mother’s side is Caribbean Indian.

Very cool. So tell me, why did you choose Bali? TC: We were actually doing teaching jobs in Korea and one of our colleagues was a teacher here in Bali and told us we should come check it out. So we came and travelled around many island of Indonesia including Flores, Lombok, the Bandas, and I ended up taking a teaching job here. My brothers went back home but were always visiting and we decided this is the place to do the brothers thing together.

And how has it been starting your own business here? Was it difficult? TC: It actually wasn’t, that’s the surprising thing. What happened was Stevie Wonder’s band was travelling around Java for the Java Jazz Festival and his entourage came here and with them was a Grammy Award Winner, a trumpeter and hip hop artist called Maurice Brown. We ended up hanging out with these guys and Maurice was producing his first single and I told him that we would like to shoot his first music

It’s actually all in the mind. There is technique. It’s overcoming the fact that you don’t actually have to breathe. When you go in the water there are a lot of physiological things that happen to the body that make you adapt to the water. It’s a very relaxing experience because there’s no sound, you’re by yourself —I almost compare it to meditation.

video and he agreed. So we shot this video for him, which came out really well and it gave us the confidence to believe we can really do this.

Where did you film his video? DC: All around Bali. That’s what’s so nice about Bali, there are just so many locations to shoot and venues to choose from which makes it easier on our job.

What’s the shoot that’s caused you the most grief lately? DC: It was probably the last one that we did for 3V, which was about cycling around Bali. They wanted to do it in one day, which we thought would be fun. They’ll be on their bicycles, we’ll be on our motorbikes, we’ll be able to see the whole of Bali. We even brought our bathing suits and hammocks to chill out and stuff, but it was not like that at all! We never knew how fast these guys cycle! There was no relaxing and we were playing catch up the whole time! KC: It was amazing. They went around the whole island of Bali on bicycles. TC: We really couldn’t complain even though we were tired and had no sleep, because we were on motorbikes, but these guys were on bicycles.

So how did it go from Maurice Brown’s video to where you are now? After we saw that the music video went so well, we wanted to train ourselves up for a year. Do different projects that we want to pick, not really searching for money, just to get better at shooting, directing and editing. There are a lot of cool people in Bali who have interesting stories to tell. Slowly we did little things and organically it just rolled after that. DC: Word of mouth. It’s nice that we can afford to choose the projects. It’s nice not having to hunt out work.

Can you explain what roles the three of you play? TC: For shooting and editing, the goal is that all three of us can do all the shooting and editing ourselves so as we expand we can have three units and if someone

wants to take a holiday they can. Roles-wise, I’m the sales person, Dustin is the numbers and organizer and Kyle is the more tech-savvy guy. But all three of us together are the creative force, not one particular person.

What would be your dream project to work on? TC: It’s funny because when we do interviews with artists and DJs that’s usually one of the questions we ask, but I’ve never thought about that for myself. KC: For me I like the challenges of adventure videos and exploring different sports. There’s a new slue

getting in fighter jets or sky diving and filming the guy going down.

Have you guys found it hard to adjust to life on Bali? DC: Well before Bali I was teaching free diving on a tiny island in Thailand so for me it was adjusting to how big Bali is, even though it’s not big. Everything felt so far!

Wow, so you’re a free diver? TC: We all are actually. We’re all certified to free dive, and that’s one of the reasons why we love being here so much.

"I think our dream would be do work around the world. We did an interview with a Formula One guy who worked with RedBull and he always said if we make it to Chile that we should work with RedBull and do some crazy projects there like getting in fighter jets or sky diving and filming the guy going down." of adrenaline documentary makers where you have to use different rigs and because I’m a tech guy I like that aspect of it. TC: I think our dream would be do work around the world. We did an interview with DJ Erok for the RedBull Formula 1 racing team, and he said if we make it to Chile that we could work with RedBull and do some crazy projects like

How long can you guys hold your breath? DC: Well, when I’m trained I can hold mine for around three minutes. I’m a certified instructor for free diving and my depth record is 50 metres. That’s actually why I came to Bali, to open a free diving school. It might still be in the plans, but we’ll see.

TC: That’s how you can get down to those depths because you’re really in a trance state. We love the water and enjoy spear fishing so we’ve really enjoyed travelling around Indonesia. We love living in Bali but I think Bali is so different to the rest of Indonesia where in some places it feels like you’re going back in time. It’s a good reminder of what joys a simple life can bring.

So when you guys take off are you going to stay true to who you are? TC: It’s an important character trait to be very flexible with the environment and what’s going on around you. Whenever we travel, our style is to travel on a local level, sleeping wherever, hanging out with local people and really experiencing the culture.

It’s good to know you guys are grounded. Sometimes people in the entertainment industry are eaten up by their egos. Do you think it’s because you guys are islanders? DC: I think so and also because there are three of us to keep each other in check. We’ll tell each other if one of us is acting out of line. We’re very open and honest with each other. ■


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JOHN BERGMAN A professional photographer who enjoys living the dream in Bali. BY CHRIS NIMMO-TURNER

John, you are now a photographer in Bali shooting clubs and villas, however you started as a graphic artist. What got you into the graphic arts? When I was just six years old I was designing horror movie posters and moved onto sculptures in high school. I always wanted to be an artist but I took a detour and joined the Navy. I found that the US Navy didn’t work for me with too many strict rules and nothing artistic—I was an electrician, changing batteries, etc. After being in the Navy I could easily study at university so I went to Wayne State University and majored in fine art.

Who were your heroes or main influences growing up? My influences were Van Gogh, Picasso and especially Man Ray who is very experimental.

What work are you most proud of? I’d say Kellogg’s Cereal—Star Wars franchise. We were advertising Star Wars Episodes One, Two and Three, and I was an illustrator and re-toucher.

Would you say that design is a hobby? No, I worked during the day and partied at night. In the early 90s I took an interest in DJ culture —electronica, house, rave and techno, mainly between 1989 to 1993 in Detroit. Whilst working in advertising, I started to DJ as a hobby and was a photographer for, around 2007 to 2009. It was non-paid but I did it to get recognized as a photographer. I also had a day job as a graphic artist and was shooting clubs on the weekends.

So why did you move to Bali? Basically, I took a holiday in London and a saw Laurent Garnier at a nightclub called The End where I met a girl. I kept contact after I moved back to Chicago, and then we spent another two weeks travelling

I CAME BACK TO BALI. I LIKE BALI SO MUCH AND MY GIRLFRIEND WAS STILL LIVING HERE FOR ABOUT SIX MONTHS SO I WENT BACK TO CHICAGO AND SOLD UP, INCLUDING SELLING MY 1969 VESPA. around Italy and then after I got back from Italy I was working on fumes due to the 2008 financial crisis. Later she went to Bali on a culture programme and invited me to come and stay with her for six months which worked out alright. I didn’t really work, and just travelled around Bali and Java. One of my friends mentioned about this new movie being shot called Merah Putih 2 who were looking for extras and I got cast. I was in the jungle being a Dutch soldier with a group of 10 crazy guys. At night we drank beers and went to clubs in Bogor and that’s where I met the two owners of I told them I had shot clubs in

Chicago, they said that was great and they were looking for a good photographer to shoot for them in Jakarta.

How did you find clubbing in Jakarta compared to the States? Depends on where you go. Clubs in Jakarta are bigger and fancier. I’ve never seen anything like Stadium in the States….

So what happened after your spell with I came back to Bali. I like Bali so much and my girlfriend was still living here for about six months so I went back to Chicago and sold up, including selling my 1969 Vespa.

Do you have any favourite haunts in Bali? Normally Hu’u Bar, Mint and Pyramid. Places like Hu’u Bar and De Ja Vu have more Indonesians as customers and I think that’s a

good thing. Maria Magdalena is also a good one and I’ve had many crazy times there.

Are you settled in Bali? Or have you got plans to move on? When my girlfriend comes back, we’ll be looking for a villa. She works six months a year as a bar manager in Saint Raphael, France. I think I'll be going back and forth for a while.

What can we expect from John Bergman in the near future? Well, let’s see… I’ll keep on shooting clubs and villas but I plan to focus on website design and development.

What do you say to all the plus 40s who sit at home on Saturday night?

The concept of life is happiness… and it’s relative. I had a wife and kid in Chicago, and in Bali I live like a teenager!

Finally John, what are your all time favourite parties? In the world, The Winter Music Conference in Miami, 2008. In Bali, probably The Underground at 88 Kerobokan. This party was in the basement and DJ Minuro Funky Gong was headlining. Also W Retreat and Spa’s opening where they had two back to back parties with an amazing show with Dimitri from Paris! And also Kevin Saunderson and Derrick May at Potato Head Beach Club. ■ *** Thanks John. You can catch John shooting Hard Rock's 19th anniversary on October 12th and Metis’ 3rd Anniversary on October 20th. Check out his website at

CHRIS NIMMO-TURNER Chris is a veteran expat who has lived in Indonesia for over 12 years, having grown-up in Jakarta and worked as an English Teacher both Jakarta and Bali. Indonesia is where he calls home.


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Grandma Strikes Back BY EAMONN SADLER

When I was about eight years old and my brother was about ten, my father told us that we needed to go over to our Grandmother’s flat one Saturday night and sleep there because she had told him that one of her male neighbours was bothering her every day by ringing her doorbell continuously, banging on the door and shouting obscenities. My father obviously didn’t believe her because a) as she got older she had developed a penchant for telling tall tales and b) he was sending two small boys to protect his own mother from what was supposedly a fully grown lunatic. At least I hope he didn’t believe her.

had a cuckoo clock) and climbed the stairs up to her third floor flat. On the way up we kept our eyes open for signs of the deranged neighbour and I must admit we were far more concerned about our safety than our father appeared to be, even though we knew for sure that there was no way he would have sent us there if he had thought for a second there was any truth to his mother’s claims. The area where we lived was far from salubrious, so as we climbed the stairs we saw quite a few faces that would have fitted the bill as the local loony, but for the most part each face ignored us and went about its business so as we reached her front door we had begun to relax a little.

My brother and I walked over to Nanny Cuckoo’s place (we called her “Nanny Cuckoo” because she

My brother, being the oldest, took the lead and rang the doorbell. There was no answer. He held the

button down and rang the bell for a bit longer. Still no answer. He quickly ran out of patience and began ringing the doorbell in long and short bursts, while shouting loudly and banging on the door to get her attention. It was at this point that I began to wonder if my wiser, older brother might be making a terrible mistake. I remembered that Nanny Cuckoo was more than a little deaf and I wondered if she might have been telling the truth about the errant neighbour. On top of that, I wasn’t sure if my father had even told her that we were coming. My exasperated brother was by this time leaning on the doorbell continuously with one hand and banging hard on the door with the other. He was shouting at the

top of his voice, “Nan! Open the door! Open the door! Nan...!” and just as I was about to suggest to my brother that given the circumstances he might not be using the wisest of methods to get her attention, the business end of Nanny Cuckoo’s umbrella shot out through her letterbox at high speed and connected squarely with my brother’s groin. He froze in the immediate silence, mouth wide open, with a combined look of shock, horror, realisation and extreme pain on his face. He dropped to his knees in slow motion and fell neatly onto his right side curled up in the foetal position. After a second or two he started sobbing gently and I began laughing hysterically. Then the lower half of Nanny Cuckoo’s face appeared at the letterbox and

delivered a string of old fashioned profanities followed by, “Now b****r off before I call the police!” Apparently she had been telling the truth and my father had indeed forgotten to tell her we were coming. I guess the real loony doorbell-ringer and obscenityshouter must have been watching nearby because Nanny Cuckoo said the trouble stopped after that. In the years that followed she would often tell the story of how she poked him with the umbrella and scared him away all on her own. Only in her story he was a six foot tall thug, not a skinny ten year old boy. We never told her the truth and my brother has two kids now so no harm done. ■

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headdresses, kissing lips head bangles with feathers and glitter galore. Costumes on the night ranged from your standard cliché to the more creative and the downright kinky. Some notable alter-egos were a party of superheroes, Peter Pan, Romans in togas, a few controversial terrorists, a very questionable Japanese school girl and my personal favourite - the 80s metal hair rocker.

Everyone loves a costume party, and when I mean everyone… I mean me. Usually I have to wait until Halloween every year to get dressed-up and I always try to impress. For Summer Syndrome at Potato Head Beach Club I chose to go as a 20s gangster; think Al Capone but much better looking. White hat, pinstripe shirt, dress trousers, tuxedo shoes, finished with a 20s tache—fit for a night of epic proportions. After a lot of giggling and finger pointing from pedestrians on Raya Seminyak, I finally flagged down a taxi. Entering the venue, staff dressed as what I can only describe as Narnian Icemen raised white flags in perfect timing to our gradual approach and the scene was somewhat of a spectacle; the arrangement, the costumes, the makeup and the choreography were surreal. It was a fantastic start to the evening coupled with an earth trembling bass line.

Much to the delight of the crowd, lesserknown Lyrical, Grime and other Urban rhythms were played on the run up to “The Kid”. Then the moment everyone had been waiting for: Kid Cudi stormed the stage with his entourage in true rap superstar fashion. Fans went ab-so-lutely crazy; the pool was mobbed, the front deck heaving and the roar of the coliseum beckoning – absolute madness. Mr. Cudi’s crowd-hyping and praise was impressive with little-to-no breaks in verses or tracks and the crowd remained as excited an hour in as when the rapper first took stage. Chart toppers such as ‘Pursuit of happiness’ ‘Day N Night’ and ‘Memories’, his debut breakthrough with David Guetta, were crowd favourites. Costume — $150 Ticket — $80 Drinks — $30 Kid Cudi destroying Bali’s Summer 2012 Finale — priceless. There are some things money can’t buy… for everything else there’s Potato Head Beach Club. ■

Make-up stations and costume props were provided with many Rude Boys and Gals attired in Apache Indian

CHRIS NIMMO-TURNER Chris is a veteran expat who has lived in Indonesia for over 12 years, having grown-up in Jakarta and worked as an English Teacher both Jakarta and Bali. Indonesia is where he calls home.



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by the theme of “Interconnection; Nature & Space”. Modern culture and traditional culture are shown astethically through artwork. We believe that new kinds of art interaction between Balinese artwork and international artwork will change the history of Ubud as the centre of art exchange and cultural exchange by visual artists. Opening performances can be enjoyed on November 10 th at 7pm.

Skal Bali Ball Saturday, 15 December 2012 Venue: Nikko Ballroom The 2012 Skal Bali Ball will be held on Saturday December 15 in the Nikko Ballroom. The theme is "Feast for the Senses". The dress is Elegant and the décor Black and White. Tickets are Rp. 750,000. Tables of ten are Rp. 7,500,000. Of the 300 places, 210 are booked RSVP to: Mr. Gede Juwena Phone: +62 361 784 0212 E-mail: Web:


Artists Only selected visual artist can join the exhibition—selected by AMIGO Art Management team. All artist must apply before November 1st 2012.

Submission Fee for artists All expatriate visual artists who live in Bali and abroad may apply into this program by sending a portfolio. Fees: US$ 500*—due after approval letter from AMIGO Art Management has been recieved. *fee covers catalogue, publication papers, promotion, etc.

Contact AMIGO Art Management for more details.

The Indonesian Electrical Power Society (MKI) will host the CEPSI 2012 Bali Exhibition for three days from October 15–17, 2012 at Bali Nusa Dua Convention Centre, Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia. The Exhibition is one of the events featured in The 19th Conference of the Electrical Power Supply Industry. It aims at exhibiting and introducing electric utility–related technology and facilities, equipment and information in one location as well as at promoting understanding of the electric utility business and in depth knowledge of electric power not only among expert but also among the general public. Electric utility-related technologies are complex and have wide range of applications. At the same time, such technologies are making tremendous strides in recent years due to deregulation and technical innovation. This exhibition is one of the very few opportunities to come in contact with the full glory of such technologies, since state-of-the-art technologies and equipment from countries throughout the world will be exhibited here. We are confident that the exhibition not only will offer the benefits of typical trade fair but also can be expected to promote interaction among participants and to improve corporate image to the public. Web:

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Yuri Mahatma Quartet with guest drummer Pieregiorgio Marchesini (Italy), Koko Harsoe Group, Baio, Dede & friends Ticketing Early Bird: Rp. 40,000 Walk-in : Rp. 50,000 Phone: 081 338 669 752 Web:

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Ubud Jazz Rendez-Vous Wednesday, 17 October 2012 Betelnut, Jl. Raya Ubud

Bali's Biggest Lawn Party 'Melbourne Cup 2012' Tuesday, 6 November 2012 Venue: Canggu Club Bali Jl. Banjar Tegal Gundul Canggu Melbourne Cup Race Day: Prices Individual Tickets: Rp. 850,000 Table for 8 people: Rp. 6,000,000 Phone: +62 361 844 6385 Web:

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Metis 3rd Anniversary Saturday, 20 October 2012 Venue: Metis Restaurant Jl. Petitenget No.6, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta The Rocktober Saturday, 13 October 2012 Serambi Arts Antida Bali, Jalan Waribang No. 32 Ganjil, Debuntu, Sweater, Lolot, Efek Batik. Scared of Bums, Ripper Clown, Painfull by Kisses, Geeksmile, Wayah Band, Radical, Eternal Madness, German Dmitriev, Gonjak,The Djihard and Born By Mistake.

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Art Exhibition: Mr Bardon & Mr Nyoman Buch Permana. Venue: Merta Sari Sanur Time: 17:00–22:00 Collaborate with Sanur Auto Classic Free for this year ONLY. Don't even miss The Rocktober! See you guys! Phone: +62 361 285 196 Web:

Bali's Annual International Event Kuta Karnival: A Celebration of Life Wed, 10 Oct 2012–Sun, 14 Oct 2012 Kuta Bali Bali Xpat Art Show November, 10–30 th 2012 Gaya Art Space, Sayan-Ubud, Bali Bali Xpat Art Show is a special exhibition by expatriate visual artists living locally or abroad, created and organizing by AMIGO Art Management. Bali Xpat Art Show will showcase work from various visual aritists with emphasis on comunicating culture through fine artwork. Each artist has their “personal space” but unified

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currently looking for Microsoft Certified, experienced IT staff for our Bali office. If you are Indonesian and interested in a full-time position and exciting career, please send your CV to Only applicants with Microsoft Certifications will be considered.

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“Bali — Homestay Villa in the Clouds” — soft opening September 2012. Very quiet country estate of 850 m above sea level, between the village Jatiluwih with its famous rice terrasses, and the mountain BATUKARU, 2200 m. We guarantee cool climate, no pollution, exquisite for relaxation. Go on hiking tours into protected forest, or just sit in fresh air outside and enjoy the overwhelming panorama, unmatched anywhere else in Bali. Your hosts will be Thomas, Hedy, and three golden retrievers. Please contact us on our email for more information : villa.

Urgently Required. International fashion label seeking: Purchasing Raw Material/Trims. Min.2yrs experience in similar industry. Intensive knowledge of purchasing raw material textile and accessories. Comp. literate. Good English. Female, age 25-35 yrs. Work under pressure and Honest. Send CV to Wanted: IT professionals for fastgrowing Australian IT company. We are

Sea Ray SB, 1999, 15,50 x 4,65 mtr, 2 x 660 Hp CAT engines 1100Hrs, hydraulic submersible bath platform, genset 10 Kw, 220 / 110 Volt, 3 cabins + salon sleeps 8, washing machine & dryer, central vacuum cleaning system, fridge & freezer, super BOSE audio, Only 1 year in Indonesia, expatriate owner. Mint condition. Ok for foreign ownership without any fees. Call: 0816909354 Cute , healthy, vaccinated pups for adoption from Bali Adoption Rehab Centre BARC call Linda 081 855 0947 Save a Bali puppy today! Loveable puppies desperately looking for temporary foster homes. Please call BAWA 977 217

Teachers needed for Primary & Secondary English, Mathematics and Science tutoring in Pantai Indah Kapuk. Must be native/fluent English speaker. Send CV, or call Nathalie at 0818899800. WANTED Waitresses and kitchen help Daytime job Beach Snack Resto in Tanjung Benoa.No Experience,No Problem.Need to speak English. Call 082340273513 or email:


For sale: SwissPro undercounter drinking water station. Still boxed. Never used. Phone Erika (0361) 900 2530. Kerobokan Seaweed is a commodity with ever increasing value and strongly promoted by the Indonesian Government. Processed into CARRAGENAN it is the highly prices base for cosmetica, food and beverages, etc. We have already collected extensive experience on a field trial basis and look for a financial partner to develop this business into a professional enterprise with high return of investment. Our email address is : manganisim@

Antique Chinese altar table for sale, min. 80 years old. Size H:1.20m, L:2.00m. Original condition. Price Rp. 4.5 jt. Tel: 0813 3863 4748. Kerobokan

PERSONALS Looking for someone who would like to play squash a couple of times a week. Intermediate level. There are two excellent courts in South Kuta beach. I live in Sanur, have a car and can give a lift. E-mail or SMS 0812 3924 0453


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Bali Expat - Issue 09 – Entertainment  

Bali Expat is one of Indonesia's largest expatriate readership.

Bali Expat - Issue 09 – Entertainment  

Bali Expat is one of Indonesia's largest expatriate readership.