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BALI EXPAT­­ ­◆ 24th April– 7th May 2013

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22nd Edition


24th April – 7th May 2013




24th April– 7th May 2013 ◆ BALI EXPAT­­­

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at all. Treatment consisted of three days in a decompression chamber and two weeks of feeling extremely unwell and not being able to do much.

22nd Edition | 24th April – 7th May 2013

Editor in Chief Angela Richardson Management Edo Frese Editorial Assistant Silvia Forsman Sales Dian Mardianingsih

Silvia Forsman Distribution

Dian Mardianingsih Graphics

Frederick Ng Finance & Admin

Pertiwi Gianto Putri Lini Verawaty Contributors

Bruce W. Carpenter Steve Charles Karen Davis Leif Hope Rodrigo Loureiro Lorca Seamus McElroy David Metcalf Eamonn Sadler


hen you think of sports, you most probably conjure up images of running, cycling, football, basketball or something along those lines. It may surprise you to hear that diving is classified as a sport as well. Personally I would prefer to refer to this popular pastime as a hobby, as it isn’t meant to exert much energy, however I had an experience about a month ago while diving in East Kalimantan that took all the life out of me and taught me the dangers of diving in Indonesia: I got bent. The Bends, or decompression sickness, is caused when nitrogen which accumulates in the body with each dive, comes out of solution as bubbles in the body upon depressurisation. These bubbles can cause a vast array of problems, including joint pain, visual disturbances, rashes, paralysis, and in severe cases, death. In my situation, symptoms included tunnel vision, pains moving around the body, paresthesia, confusion, incoordination, dizziness, motor weakness and neurological problems. In fewer words, it was not fun

How did this happen? A maverick dive guide, of which there are many in Indonesia, took us too fast along a ridge in a strong current dive. I became overexerted trying to keep up with the guide, which led to hyperventilation and nearly a hypoxic blackout as my body was not able to expel C02. Luckily I was able to calm my mind and defy every natural instinct in my body to shoot up to the surface from our depth of 27 metres – this would have been extremely dangerous, and with the current being as strong as it was, I would have disappeared into the deep blue. The guide did not do his job. He should have noticed the bubbles, seen my distress and ended the dive, taking me back and up through a safe route. Instead he continued as though everything were fine and even laughed at me upon resurfacing. To read the full story, please visit and head to ‘Bent in Paradise’ and hopefully you can take something positive away from my bad experience. I would encourage all divers to stick to five star dive centres only, ensure that proper briefs are given, and do not continue a dive if you feel there is something wrong. Although it is considered a sport, it shouldn’t feel like hard work. Respect the oceans and dive safely everyone! Angela Richardson

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in this 22nd issue: Where are Indonesia's Top Football Players to Come from? ..................................................... 3 Art—Intellectual Property Rights—Who Owns What? ..................................................................... 4 Something for the Kids ............................................................................................................................................. 6 Miracle on a Bali Beach ............................................................................................................................................ 7 Cat Wheeler: Writer, Poet, Gardener ............................................................................................................. 8 Wayan Simprig—The Salt Farmer of Kusumba ..................................................................................... 9 Meet Maksim ABVGD .............................................................................................................................................. 10

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BALI EXPAT­­ ­◆ 24th April– 7th May 2013


Where are Indonesia's Top Football Players to Come from? by Seamus McElroy


n the game of football, FIFA counts over 300 million players in 2012, mostly men and boys, but an increasing number of women. Despite this, there are few internationally known Indonesian players. At the end of 2012, the UK’s Guardian Newspaper conducted a poll of eleven of the top sports journalists to find the top 100 players currently playing around the world. Although they came from every continent, all played in Europe and South America. Lionel Messi was unanimously voted No 1 in the world for the fourth year, with Christiano Ronaldo coming second. There is no Indonesian player in the current list of the best 100. The best Indonesian players on the world stage have all been Dutch nationals of mixed Dutch Moluccan descent. The best was Giovanni Christiaan van Bronchhorst who won many trophies and who earned 100 caps with the Dutch national team, captaining it for two years before his retirement in 2010. Others include Piere van Hooijndonk (46 caps) and Simon Tahamata (22 caps).

Of Messi, his former Barcelona manager, Pep Guardiola, said “It is hard to find sufficient superlatives for him. He can do everything: control the game, slow it down, speed it up and, above all, win it.” He told everyone to just enjoy him: "Don't write about him. Watch him!" "I don't want to even compare anyone else to him," Xavi Hernández once said. "Because it's not fair – on them." Today, the best in the world when in their twenties and thirties will be found playing in one of the major leagues of Europe and South America, where as a rule of thumb the vast majority of the planet's most talented individuals end up. This is because of the global reach of modern scouting networks which means undiscovered gems in remote corners of the football world are rarer than ever. Bali’s Canggu Club has hosted football tournaments for each of the past four years coached by Real Madrid scouts. No one has yet gone on to play for a top European or Asian side. It will come.

Franco Caboni, a Dutch national of Italian descent, has just completed a stint in Lovina, Buleleng district, assisting the Indonesian coach Agus of a mixed school side to pick up the pace of training in this football backwater. He speaks highly of some of the talent he found there. “Who knows where they may end up with the encouragement of a good coach and the pride of playing in a winning team”, he says. Franco was on a short holiday with his wife, Poppy, when he took an interest in the local team sponsored by John and Suzie of Hotel Melamun (meaning Dream) where he was staying. The all-boy team was a ragtail and bobtail of players aged between 6-12. In the space of less than one month, some of this motley crew, who took part in four practice sessions a week of two hours each, went on to be fourth placed in the Buleleng junior school (SD 3 level) league competition held in mid-February this year.





CAPTIONS: 1. Practice match. 2. Some of the team during a practice session at their training and playing ground at Banyualit village, elevation 600 metres, up in the hills behind Louvina. 3. Agus, 22 years old, who plays for the local Louvina team that went to Singapore for an international football competition and won, works at Hotel Melamun, and is the Hotel Melamum/Franco Caboni team’s regular coach. 4 & 5. The team, with John, (team sponsor) at centre backrow and Franco Caboni to the right, Italian/Dutch football and fitness training coach.


'Maybe within the next decade there will be a Made, Wayan or Nyoman playing for the Indonesian national side who was coached in his youth by an Italian/ Dutch soccer fanatic.'

Most of their village of Banyualit, located in the hills above Lovina, turned out to see them play in their chosen team colours, also the Dutch national team colours of orange and black, to play in for the competition. The best of the

44 boys now associated with the club were on the field during this three day knock-out competition. Their main coach Agus, only 22 himself, plays for a local side that has been as far as Singapore to play in soccer competitions. His Lovina side won that international football competition. Maybe within the next decade there will be a Made, Wayan or Nyoman playing for the Indonesian national side who was coached in his youth by an Italian/ Dutch soccer fanatic. Now that would be worth talking and writing about. ■

Seamus McElroy Seamus McElroy is an environmental consultant and university lecturer based in Bali.


24th April– 7th May 2013 ◆ BALI EXPAT­­­

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Art—Intellectual Property Rights—Who Owns What? by Bruce W. Carpenter


lthough art is essentially useless (you can’t eat or drink it, it provides little shelter and makes bad clothing, and thus serves no utilitarian purpose), questions about intellectual property rights and new laws governing them have shaken the Art World to its core for more than a decade in a series of claims and counter claims involving individuals, institutions and governments. In more simple times, the old adage “Possession is 90% of the Law” was the rule. If you owned the work of art, you also owned the copyright. While this meant little for the vast majority of art, collectors and institutions that owned Iconic Images like the “Mona Lisa” or van Gogh’s “Starry Night” often reaped enormous sums of money by selling the reproduction rights.

As brilliantly illustrated in the Robert Hughes’ television series “The Mona Lisa Curse”, huge profits made by a new breed of speculator-collectors on works of art they bought for a pittance from struggling artists provoked cries of foul play led by major artists such as Robert Rauschenberg. He demanded that the artistcreator also receive a share of the windfall profits gained from their intellectual property. While some countries, like Holland, enacted new laws that stipulated that living artists receive a percentage of subsequent sales of their works, for the most part the old ways continued unchanged. There is one exception in regard to intellectual property right as many countries passed laws saying that unless a work of art was sold by the artist with a contract stating that he had sold both the art piece and the

copyright, then the copyright remained with the artist. These laws were largely based on those governing the copyrights of authors and their heirs which, unless specifically contractually stated, extended until 50 years after the death of the writer. A similar law exists in Indonesia. While noble in intention, like many laws, few artists ever benefit from their rightful copyright simply because outside of a handful of better known works by better known artists, there is almost no demand. Ironically artists are often overjoyed to have their work reproduced in the media for absolutely nothing because it is a form of promotion. Further even if they decided to pursue their rights, the legal costs, and time involved, are so prohibitive that it would become a futile exercise.

The pre-World War Two modernist painters and sculptors are a good illustration of this phenomenon. Produced for the foreign market, the vast majority of these remarkably original works of art were exported long ago. While the Pita Maha artists association regulated both the quality of the work and transparently sought to guarantee that they were not only sold for a fair price, but also that the majority of the sum paid ended up in the pockets of the artist, in many cases the artists received little for their art, much less their original ideas. So, too, the prices of these remarkably works of art rose incredibly in the last years and have been the subject of numerous books. Copyright was certainly not paid and it is even doubtful if the heirs even received a copy of the publications.


'Ironically artists are often overjoyed to have their work reproduced in the media for absolutely nothing because it is a form of promotion.'

To correct this situation the Museum Puri Lukisan in Ubud has now instituted a new program of registering the copyright claims of Bali’s pre-World War II artists, and actively managing them to assure that the rights of the artists and heirs are enforced. The first concerns the artwork of Gusti Nyoman Lempad, one of the island’s most acclaimed artists. The decision to take such steps was made after the museum learned that a foreigner who offered to sponsor a planned catalogue for an upcoming grand retrospective exhibition decided to produce his own book after receiving a great deal of information under false pretence. Now in possession of the exclusive copyright agreement any attempt to use a reproduction of any image of a Lempad work of art without


CAPTIONS: 1. Gusti Mawar by Willem G. Hofker, oil on canvas, which recently sold in auction for €781,000. 2. An etching of Gusti Mawar by Willem G. Hofker (courtesy of Bartele Gallery).

first gaining written permission will result in legal challenges. The museum further hopes to extend this program to other artists from Bali’s “Golden Age”. National Governments, including Indonesia, have also claimed the rights of reproduction of iconic artworks such as Borobudur’s Buddhas and Prajnaparamita, the Buddhist Goddess of Supreme Wisdom, which has appeared on the covers of numerous books. Again, while these ideas are noble and well intentioned the results are often messy and counterproductive because serious publications honouring great art and artists are an important element in keeping their legacy alive. For example, although I authored a major book on the art and life of the Dutch artist, Willem Hofker, who can be described as one of the most poignant of the expatriate artists who lived and worked on the island before the Second World War, copyright has been used to prevent my publishing a new edition incorporating extensive new information I have gathered in the last decade. The problem is that the family was not pleased with the information I included, concerning his relationships with his models in an essay published on Hofker in the 2009 catalogue of Bali’s Pasifika Museum. I had learned years ago when I interviewed Gusti Mawar, one of his most beautiful models, of his love of Balinese women, and in this case their torrid affair, which certainly helps explains the heavy current of eroticism in his paintings of her. As a result, the family decided to exclude me from a forthcoming book on Hofker that will not only be sanitized and censored, but also authored by a self-important newcomer Gianni Orsini, who has never spent much time in Bali or Indonesia and nevertheless presents himself as a major expert on the field. Notably he never met Maria Hofker or any other of the major players of the time. His long-winded digressions recently published in two Christies’ catalogues are predictably full of speculative fluff, effusively romantic odes to Bali and very little content since his knowledge is limited at best. My attempt to produce a book based on more than 20 years of research in Bali and Holland has been prevented by their using control of the copyright to prevent any other publication. I guess it does not matter since few, if any, ever read the texts anyway! ■

Bruce W. Carpenter Author and noted Indonesian art expert, Bruce W. Carpenter has authored and coauthored more than 16 books and scores of articles on the art, culture and history of Indoneisa. His most recent was Antique Javanese Furniture and Folk Art.

BALI EXPAT­­ ­◆ 24th April– 7th May 2013



24th April– 7th May 2013 ◆ BALI EXPAT­­­

surf & wrestle

Something for the Kids by Lorca


surfing and wrestling camp for kids is not the most likely combination. Sort of like the similarities between speaking German and Japanese. Still, yet over 20 kids aged from five to 12 years from around Bali and abroad came together for the Thumbs UP! Bali Surfing and Wrestling intensive day camp in early April and had a memorable week off from school. Standing apart from the masses these days is no easy task especially when talking about learning how to surf, but Thumbs UP! is onto something different that gives it an upper hand over the competition. There are literally dozens of surf schools and camps on Bali already and even more springing up like mushrooms by the week. Some are for girls only, some are taught in Russian. Most are traditional surf schools teaching private and group lessons to all levels of surfers. What makes the Thumbs UP! Bali surf school stand out from the pack is that it focuses its classes and instruction on kids, and parents are really beginning to take notice. Taking it to another level that others don’t, Thumbs UP! holds a day camp that offers intensive surfing and wrestling training in the same day. Safety is the first priority at all Thumbs UP! activities. By hiring trained wrestling coaches and practicing at a proper MMA training gym with a padded floor, the wrestling was held without a problem. The coach brought 10 years of competitive wrestling to the class and showed techniques like takedowns, defensive wrestling and pinning combinations. Not one child got hurt during the fiveday course and more often than not, losing a match was followed by laughter and learning how to defend and win the next one.

At Legian Beach, just outside of Kuta, the surfing lessons were taught by trained local lifeguards with a small ratio of three students to one teacher. Not only did the kids learn how to ride waves, they also were taught about ocean safety such as how to avoid rip currents and the dangers of too much sun. Keeping the beach clean is another important topic emphasized in class.

“My girl loves going to Thumbs UP! So whatever you’re doing, KEEP IT UP!"

Beginner foam surfboards and boogieboards were provided to all the kids, although the more advanced students already had their own boards. Of course if they weren’t in the mood to surf they could also bodysurf without a board or even build sandcastles on the beach. With safety taken care of, the main focus of the day camp is fun. When the kids are already excited to get to the camp the night before, it is definitely a good sign. One mum who lives in Bali said, “It was hard all week to motivate our son to wake up during the holiday, but now that he is in the camp he is waking us up to get him well fed and on time to the surfing and wrestling camp." Another mother on holiday in Bali, now residing in Australia, who still gets Thumbs UP! newsletters said, “Brody was crying all night because he will miss the camp this week in Bali." Another happy parent reported, “My girl loves going to Thumbs UP! So whatever you’re doing, KEEP IT UP!"

And every day there are more and more positive comments made by the Thumbs UP! Bali kids, which reflects the mission of Thumbs UP!, which is to motivate positive attitudes through the activities. And why wouldn’t you love it and feel positive? After working up a sweat in the morning, wrestling then eating a snack and then hitting the beach for a surf and being all done by 12 noon, that’s more in one morning than some people do all week. Many parents commented that it was much more active and productive than playing video games all day and that they were so happy that their children enrolled in the camp. Besides fun and games Thumbs UP! also has a giving back to the community program. Every kid who signed up for the camp can invite another local Indonesian friend that cannot afford the class. And if you sign up a friend, then you can also get a discount on the class. Today with all the new technology and video games it seems that a lot of kids are having more fun. But still nothing beats physical activities, being outdoors playing sports and meeting new friends. What Thumbs UP! wants to bring back to the kids is all the above, old-fashioned fun being outdoors and playing sports. ■ For more info email: Check out the website at: Or visit their Facebook page at: Thumbs.UP.Bali

Lorca Lorca is editor and co-publisher of Lines magazine, an Indonesian publication that covers environment, lifestyle and the best of local surfing. Find Lines on Facebook: Lines Magazine-Bali


BALI EXPAT­­ ­◆ 24th April– 7th May 2013



Miracle on a Bali Beach by Seamus McElroy


he one hundred and eight passengers and crew onboard the Lion Air flight from Bandung to Bali on Saturday afternoon 13 April 2013, which landed at 3:10 pm, 50 metres short of the apron, are the luckiest in airline history. While details are still emerging, it appears that wind shear may have been a factor which caused the pilot to say we were “dragged” from the sky as the plane hit the sea atop the narrow coral reef in front of the runway and came to a violent stop.

its CEO, aims to have some 700 aircraft flying by 2025, 12 years’ time, making it one of the biggest, if not the biggest, low cost airline in Southeast Asia at that time. Both manufacturers’ new aircrafts are the most fuel efficient ever. On the basis that the best way to respond to this incident is with humour, here we look at the job its fictitious advertising company has been given to come up with some new slogans to get more people, many of them new customers, to fly Lion Air.

Lion Air, a company registered in Indonesia in 1999, and which started operating with one aircraft in 2001, has grown to be Indonesia’s largest airline accounting for reportedly 45% of all flights by 2013 and seventy plus destinations. Unfortunately, it also has had the most aircraft incidents of any Indonesian airline over this period—six in total, though only one fatal when 25 people died after one of its planes crashed on landing in Surakarta, Solo, in 2004.

Some suggestions from the advertising execs for Lion Air’s new advertising campaign include:

The airline, owned by two brothers with one, Rusdi Kirana, being

Fly Lion Air. And give new meaning to being a member of

Fly Lion Air. The best way to fly. We guarantee every flight gets you to your destination. Another first for Lion Air – the only airline that has ever dropped off its passengers in the sea and all survived. Wet, yes. But alive. So let us take you up high for the experience of a lifetime. Fly Lion Air soon.

the “high flier” club. Lion Air drops you in the drink. Whether you’re six or sixty, Lion Air guarantees you your most memorable flight ever. Forget city to city, Bandung to Bali. Just bring a towel, we’ll drop you right on the beach. Now that’s customer service for you. Who says our staff are over worked and underpaid. Our two lucky pilots will have to answer a few questions from crash investigators so we have obliged by grounding them for two weeks on full pay. That means they get to go home EVERY night. Fly Lion and get your medical bills paid. Lion survivors get a Rp. 25 million bonus insurance payout and free travel to their next destination—guaranteeing they’ll fly with us again and again.

in the sea short of the runway, the aircraft broke up in two parts. All occupants were evacuated from the aircraft and have been taken to hospitals with minor injuries (scratches). The airline confirmed flight JT-904 went into the sea while landing at Denpasar Airport. The

recreational habit you see. They just want to be up high all the time! Fifteen months ago Boeing agreed to supply Lion Air with 230 new aircraft over the next 12 years— that was Boeings largest order ever. Airbus came back with an even better offer signed just a month ago for 234 new planes over the next 12 years, its largest order ever. Lion Air, together with some other Indonesian

airlines are currently banned from flying to Europe and the USA. In the meantime, Lion Air have undertaken to test both makers’ aircraft to destruction. Lion Air is following in the footsteps of Tony Fernandes’ AirAsia in trying to be Asia’s largest low cost airline. With so many planes to park, AirAsia has its global hub at Kuala Lumpur. Indonesia’s newest airport hub is to be at Singaraja which means Lion King—will this be Lion Air’s new kingdom, too? ■

Seamus McElroy Seamus McElroy is an environmental consultant and university lecturer based in Bali.

True, five Lion Air pilots were arrested for being hgh on drugs in the past two years. It’s a

Background Aviation Site Report: A Lion Air Boeing 737-800 NG for New Generation aircraft, registration PKLKS performing flight JT-904 from Bandung to Denpasar (Indonesia) with 101 passengers and seven crew, was on approach to Denpasar's runway 09 at about 15:10L (07:10Z), but came to a stop

(Bertrand Langlois, AFP/Getty Images 18 March 2013) French CEO Airbus Fabrice Bregier and Lion Air founder and president director Rusdi Kirana are applauded by France's President Francois Hollande. Lion Air, Indonesia's largest private carrier and one of the world's fastest growing airlines, is a new client for Airbus as it has previously been equipped almost exclusively by its archrival Boeing.

aircraft PK-LKS originated in Banjarmasin and was scheduled to fly to Bandung (JT-945), Denpasar (JT-904) and back to Bandung (JT-905). The aircraft was directly received from Boeing on Mar 28th 2013 and was in operation for just about two weeks, it is a different one to the former PK-LKS/9MLNB. The captain on the accident





flight was highly experienced with more than 10,000 hours of flying experience; he was and is in good health condition. Radar data confirm the aircraft was approaching runway 09 and suggest the aircraft was about 100



feet below a three degrees glide path descending at 700 feet per minute at a speed between 126 and 135 knots over ground, descending through 200 feet MSL about 1nm short of the touch down zone and 0.6nm short of the sea wall. ■


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Have you done much international travel? When I was 17 my family moved to rural Malaysia where my father was teaching in a Canadian development project. That started a passion for Southeast Asia, which has never waned, and I’ve covered the area pretty thoroughly. I’ve also lived in England, Australia, Kenya and Singapore and travelled to India several times. I’m grateful I was able to see the world before it became so tame and homogenized. These days I seldom leave Ubud. What is the first piece of writing you ever published? It was a piece about breaking the fast during Ramadan in Singapore, published in the Christian Science Monitor in 1990.

Cat Wheeler: Writer, Poet, Gardener by Leif Hope


aised in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Cat Wheeler grew up surrounded by forests and mountains. She first visited Bali in 1969 during a school holiday while living with her family in Kuala Lumpur. Cat has since travelled extensively around S.E. Asia writing for the Singapore-based Canada-ASEAN Centre and the Financial Post in Toronto. After 10 years in Singapore Cat wanted to be close to the land and part of a community, so in 2000 she moved to Bali. The Canadian has since planted deep roots in Ubud where she lives in a little house by the jungle with her dogs and parrots. In 2009, Cat Wheeler wrote Dragons in the Bath (now republished as Bali Daze), a book of her adventures during a decade of adapting to life in Bali.

What kind of little kid were you? I loved nature. I could often be found sitting in a ditch (remember those?) after school watching the frogs and the bugs and getting mud in my socks. Now I have a pond, so frog watching is more comfortable.

Did you show an early aptitude for writing? My mother says I picked up my first book and tried to read it when I was two, and by the time I was ten all my pocket money was going to library fines. I started writing poetry and stories in elementary school and was the only poet in my high school, which was massively uncool in those days. I got serious about writing 25 years ago and since then have written romance novels, screenplays, a radio play, Haiku, advertising copy, speeches, funding proposals, magazine articles and just about everything in between.

What are your hobbies? Gardening, bio-energetic healing, community service, sustainable agriculture, animal communication. I keep trying to learn Indonesian but there seems to be a hole in the language section of my brain. What kinds of jobs have you held in your life? I’ve been a gemologist, geochemical technician at a tin mine in Australia, secretary to a psychiatrist, admitting clerk in a busy hospital emergency ward, Reiki teacher, barmaid, public relations consultant, event manager in Bangkok.

'Bali is not a place for control freaks. If you can’t surrender to the way life unfolds here, you won’t be happy (or maybe even sane).'

What is your Bali Daze about? Bali Daze—Freefall off the Tourist Trail is a collection of stories about what it’s really like to settle in Ubud knowing nothing of the language or culture, and to gradually be embraced by life here with all its weird and wonderful foibles. The book is now in its third edition. With each edition, I update some of the stories and add a few new ones. What inspired you to write the stories? All the stories in the book started out as articles for my Greenspeak column in the Bali Advertiser newspaper, which I’ve been writing since 2000. The stories are inspired by daily life in Ubud and by community issues in Bali. Which story has the most poignancy for you? There’s one called ‘Hard Times’ about Wayan Manis, my pembantu, and the poverty and

hardships of her life growing up. She was telling me about her childhood one day as we sat at the table sorting coffee beans, and the tears rolled down our cheeks into the basket. There was a lot of poverty around Ubud 25 years ago. Can just anybody live in Bali? Bali is not a place for control freaks. If you can’t surrender to the way life unfolds here, you won’t be happy (or maybe even sane). I think it’s important to keep remembering that we are still guests—tamu—here, even if we’ve lived in Bali for decades. And ultimately Bali decides who can live here and who can’t, and that has nothing to do with the Immigration Department. Any advice would for someone thinking of moving to Bali? Be mindful of your impacts and try to tread lightly on this little island. It is so precious and so fragile. Many people who come here now build bigger houses than they need (please don’t even think of building on a rice field and if you do, don’t tell me) and make no attempt to learn the language or engage the culture. The environmental, economic and cultural impacts of foreigners settling here—and I am one—are huge. Bali has an electricity shortage, water issues, traffic issues, waste management issues… if every foreigner who moved here did something about these problems in their personal contexts instead of complaining about them, Bali would be much more liveable for everyone. What concerns you most about Bali’s future? The lack of care and planning is very worrying for a small economy based on tourism and agriculture. Tourism and development are uncontrolled and agriculture is unprotected. Bali loses about 1,000 hectares of agricultural land a year to development. Not only are large areas of rice land disappearing under concrete, but the vast amounts of money changing hands for land deals skews local economies. This is not a culture that embraces strategic planning; saving money is a new concept. Farmers selling their land are usually given a huge wad of cash. Their families shake them down, they buy some vehicles, have some ceremonies, fix up the family temple, and the money is all gone in a year or so. Then there’s no land, no money and nothing left for their children. How may readers get a hold of your book? Bali Daze is sold at all Ganesha Book stores, KAFE, Threads of Life and several other shops in Ubud. It’s also now available for Kindle. I’m happy to mail books within Indonesia. I can be reached at ■


BALI EXPAT­­ ­◆ 24th April– 7th May 2013

faces of bali

Wayan Simprig The Salt Farmer of Kusumba by David Metcalf


met Wayan for the fourth time in front of her simple dwelling just metres from the pounding surf in Kusumba, about 30 minutes drive from Sanur. Wayan and her husband, Ketut Rauh, are a husband and wife team who spend their days collecting and processing salt, which they gather directly from the Lembongan Straits. This is real back breaking work for Ketut, as he wanders down to the sea to fill his buckets with salt water, struggling back across the sand with close to 100 kilos resting on his tired shoulders, in very hot conditions. Rain is a curse for the salt farmers of Kusumba as it washes away the salt, so they work desperately hard during the dry season to produce enough bags of salt to make ends meet. As Wayan does not have a license and no way to produce the money required to purchase one, she is restricted to selling her produce at the local market. A reasonable size bag fetches $1, plus she has to pay

a small fee to the owner of the market stall, leaving very little profit at the end of a hard day’s work. However, despite these hardships, Wayan impressed me deeply with her positive outlook on life, lovely warm smile and pride in her work. Wayan and Ketut were very keen to tell me of their latest family news. Wayan beamed with pride, as she told me her son had just secured a job in Denpasar. She went on to tell me how they saw this as a great opportunity for him to create a life away from the beaches of Kusumba and hopefully enable him to provide an education for his children. So, if you are anywhere near Kusumba, drop in and visit Wayan. You will be welcomed with a friendly smile and a short tour of her and Ketut’s salt production. Oh, and don’t forget to buy a few bags of salt, it’s straight from the source and as fresh as you’ll ever get. If you want to help Wayan and her fellow salt farmers please get in touch with the writer at davidmetcalf3@ ■

David Metcalf David Metcalf (Dayak Dave) is a professional photographer who specialises in photography workshop tours and cultural, adventure tours throughout Indonesia. Please visit his website and


24th April– 7th May 2013 ◆ BALI EXPAT­­­

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Maksim ABVGD The Soul Surfer from Russia by Karen Davis

Maksim, where are you from? Originally I’m from Kazakhstan. I lived in the capital, which is Alma Atta. From where I lived you could see the high mountains. It’s beautiful when it’s warm out with green meadows, flowers and streams. Also we have very good food; natural and local. Russia has so much land and a lot of it is still very untouched. When did you come to Bali and how did you discover Bali? I came five years ago for surfing. When I was a kid I thought I wanted to travel to America or Europe, but the ocean called me. I never heard about Bali - I just looked up where the best place to surf is and I read about Indonesia and Bali, so I came here. Now everybody in Russia knows about Bali. You even see signs in Bahasa, English, and now Russian! What is your favourite surf beach and what beaches do you go to everyday living in Kerobokan? My every day beach is Canggu and Echo beach. My favourite surf spot on Bali is Keramas because I can

get barrels there! I go to Sumbawa when I can to surf and enjoy the simple life that is still there. My friend has a boat and we go out to find great spots! Why did you want to leave Russia? It’s cold and there’s no surf. We come here to live in a better way and enjoy the important things in life while we can. Russia is a hard country. There are many problems there, as there are in other places. Capitalism is good for some people, but can be brutal for others. There are a few very rich people and many people who suffer. Well, I guess this is happening everywhere now. It is just more difficult for all the people in cold countries that were industrialized and now labour is cheap to compete in the world’s economy. It is all too serious. Did you surf before? No, but I was a skateboarder since I was ten years old, so I have that feeling. If you are a skateboarder the next step is to ride waves. When you snake a street, after a while you want to snake a wave! You want to feel the music of nature move under you. I knew that was what I wanted to do.

'I see other people busy making money and getting more and more and I think that would be boring. I am here spending a small income from past works. I don’t need much. I don’t want much.'

What surprised you the most about Bali? Traffic and so many people mixed in one place. It was my first time in Asia. People were everywhere, doing everything. I thought it would be mostly Balinese people, but it’s not anymore. It seems like more than half the people on the beach are from other parts of Indonesia. I guess it’s for work, but plenty of Balinese need more work, too. I was surprised by the amount of pollution and garbage and people all mixed up in traffic. I thought it would be more wild, with more jungle, but people don’t seem to care about nature. They just throw trash everywhere, burn plastic and cut trees. Everybody wants to be western and modern. It is stupid because just look at what is happening in western countries now. Do you like the ceremonies? Yeah, I like them. I think it puts a lot of good energy everywhere. Maybe that’s why Bali attracts

people to it. So much of Bali’s culture has to do with the power of nature and worshipping that power, like the gods are in everything, everywhere. But they leave so much garbage! I noticed that after Melasti, the beach was covered in plastic cups and other garbage; it is sad. I don’t understand this lack of respect after giving offerings to nature and its forces. Do you think a lot of expats take more than they give to Bali? No, my friends are all very good people. We live simply and share what we have with who needs it. None of us are here to make money. We just enjoy the surf and the nature. But those are my friends. I know there are people who come here to make money and they probably do not give back like they should. That is the same everywhere though. The rich take and the poor give. It’s a global situation. What do you think about food in Bali in general? I like the local fast food when its good—a good bungkus. But I was surprised at the low quality of the milk. In Russia we get real milk and local natural foods where you know what it is you’re getting.

Where did you grow up and go to school? When I was very young and before school I went to live in Mallorca, Spain, with my family. Then from the age of seven to 12 I went to school in Russia. Then until I was 16 I went to school in Prague, Czeck Republic. Then back to University in Moscow where I studied law for two years, but I stopped because I didn’t like it. Then I went to College for a year for management and then I came to the sun to surf. Have you gotten into any business ventures here in Bali? Besides some consulting for management, no. I see other people busy making money and getting more and more and I think that would be boring. I am here spending a small income from past works. I don’t need much. I don’t want much. What do you want to do with the rest of your life? I want to travel and surf all the best surf spots in the world. Right now I’m happy to be here and travel to different islands. What I think about most is what island I want to visit next! ■

Karen Davis 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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Hashing in Bali Info Provided by Steve Charles

Not sure which Hash group is for you? Here’s a rundown to help you get on your feet. Bali Hash House Harriers

Bali Hash House Harriers 2

The Bali Hash House Harriers is open to everyone. Bali Hash House Harriers was founded by Victor ‘Nightjar’ Mason in May 1977. BHHH run every Monday & Thursday at 4.30pm. Hash Members—Rp.30,000 Visitors—Rp.100,000 Website:

Bali Hash House Harriers 2 was formed 19 years ago on the 26th January 1992 by Terry "Two Dogs" Firmstone. The group meets on Saturday each week, at various locations, often in remote areas, of this beautiful island. They run at 4.30 in the afternoon with a group of around 400 active and occasional members, and usually attract between 80 to 100 runners each week. Hash Members—Rp.30,000 Visitors—Rp.100,000 Website:

Bali Hash One Bali Hash One run every Saturday at 4.30pm. Hash Members—Rp.15,000 Local Visitors—Rp.30,000 Foreign Visitors—Rp.50,000 Check out their website


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Saved by the Smell by Eamonn Sadler


n the summer of 1984 a friend and I decided to take my beloved but ageing Datsun 260Z over into mainland Europe from England for a seriously low budget two week motoring holiday. At the Dover ferry terminal nobody took much notice of two clean cut young men in a shiny sports car and we cleared customs and immigration in Calais with no problems. Two weeks later, after 600 miles around Belgium and the north of France, we had showered twice, washed our clothes once and not shaved at all, so we looked—and smelled—rather different. The Datsun was filthy and caked with mud after we had taken a wrong turn while looking for a camp site the night before and ended up in a freshly ploughed field, plus early in the trip we had misplaced a lump of Danish

Blue and it was chucking up a hell of a stench from somewhere under one of the seats but we couldn’t find it. We had also ripped a very large hole in the exhaust pipe on a rock in the field so we turned a lot of heads as we roared noisily through the Belgian countryside on the way back to France. At the Belgian / French border we drew more than a little unwelcome attention from the border guards. We were waved into a separate lane and invited to get out of the car, then two squirrelly men with torches and a comprehensive tool kit began to take the car apart looking for contraband, illegal drugs high on the list I was sure. While I watched all the removable parts of my car being ripped out—dashboard, door trims, seats and all (Aha! The missing cheese!)—they led my friend Sean

off into a private room. When he emerged ten minutes later he did not look amused, and he gave me an unmistakable summary of his experience using the thumb and forefinger of his left hand formed into a circle, and his right forefinger thrust unceremoniously into it. Cavity search. I swallowed hard as they came to take me for my turn. In the room two uniformed men ordered me to strip off and began meticulously searching each piece of clothing as I removed it. I was in no hurry for the finger and neither of them had even bought me a drink yet, so I undressed as slowly as I could from the top down, while seriously contemplating making a grab for one of their guns, ready to die in the ensuing struggle rather than face the humility of a probing digit. When I finally took off my shoes,

the smell of my socks brought tears to my eyes. This was not surprising since we had been sleeping in the car for a week and to the best of my recollection this was the first time my feet had been exposed to air in all that time. Embarrassed, I pushed my socks firmly up into the ends of my shoes to hide the stench. One of the hawk-eyed border guards saw me do this and assumed I was trying to hide something, so he grabbed my shoes in theatrical fashion and slowly pulled out one of the socks. Before I could stop him he thrust his hand purposefully up into the end of the sock right in front of his face. The smell hit him hard and his face turned purple as he began cursing animatedly in a language I could not understand, then he threw the sock in my face in disgust. The tirade continued for a good 30 seconds and I assumed he was commenting descriptively on my

personal hygiene and questioning my parentage, but I couldn’t be sure. I clenched hard as I imagined how he would wreak his revenge, but then to my surprise and a great measure of relief both the guards starting throwing my clothes at me and motioning me towards the door. I guessed they had thought better of delving into my more delicate regions after the encounter with my feet. Outside, Sean was sitting cross-legged on the floor surrounded by car parts and smoking a cigarette. He looked up at me and laughed. Apparently he had been joking about the cavity search and had just been trying to freak me out. He had been very successful and he was very happy. I was just happy I had decided against grabbing a gun. ■

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The Sport Quiz Scan the barcode and answer the 10 questions correctly for a chance to win voucher of St Lukas Jewelry (worth Rp.300,000)! Closing date: 14th May 2013 Congratulations to Sukarniasih ( who won The Nature Quiz and a Rp. 300.000 voucher of Mykonos Restaurant, Greek Taverna Seminyak!



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There is deep respect and camaraderie between them, they all reflect Ibu Kartini ‘s need to honour the feminine, women and the world at large. Their painting styles are diverse and it is exciting to see their distinctive creativity burst forth and unite as the Women with Creative Power. Dayu Wid (Balinese), Putu Suriati (Balinese), Kartika Sudibia (Javanese), Nina Packer (Australian), Cheryl Lee(Australian).

Bali Pink Ribbon Walk 2013 Sunday, 28 April 2013 Venue: BTDC in Nusa Dua On April 28 think and act Pink. With an even stronger sense of purpose and the presence of the new and first ever Breast Cancer Support Centre in Bali, the Pink Ribbon (BPR) Team are at it again. On Sunday April 28, the pulse will radiate from the grounds of BTDC in Nusa Dua. The BPR team is looking to attract at least 500 attendees for the 5 km walk both from within Bali as well as internationally. The afternoon is set to be a fun family event with a purpose and is in its fourth year. The event opens at 2:30 p.m. and the walk will begin at 4:00 p.m. The BPR team of volunteers is on a mission to increase awareness about and provide support for Breast Cancer Awareness in Bali. The Pink Ribbon Walk is the major fundraising event to continue and expand the ongoing education program and also to implement sound patient support program in the newly established Pink Ribbon House on Jl. Dewi Sri, Kuta. It is an excellent way to spend a Bali afternoon with friends and family, sample food from international hotels, listen to music and win enviable prizes from the raffle or online auction. The BPR team has also organized for breast examinations to be done on the day by professionals. By purchasing a ticket and walking you assist in the FIGHT to raise AWARENESS, provide LOVE and SUPPORT to persons faced with breast cancer so they know and continue to BELIEVE with COURAGE that there is more than HOPE for a CURE. Tickets are Rp 150,000 for adults, Rp 75,000 for students, and children under 12 are free. Eat, shop, walk to support breast cancer awareness. Visit the website at and look out for walk tickets on sale in your area. For further information and how you can organize a team to walk, email BPR at or call +62816295815 or +62816966251. Thank you! Website:

Arts & Exhibitions

The Power of Creative Women Tue, 23 Apr 2013–Tue, 18 Jun 2013 Ganesha Gallery—Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay In celebration of Ibu Raden Adjeng KARTINI: A CHARITY EVENT AUCTION & COCKTAIL EVENING Tuesday April 23rd 2013 at 6pm–8pm Dress Code: A little splash of Batik or Traditional Balinese Endek

Music & Entertainment

Air Supply World Tour Asia 2013 Wednesday, 01 May 2013 The Stones Hotel Ballroom, Bali Journey of The Legend Air Supply In Conjunction with 22nd Original Production Anniversary Website:

For more information including a day-to-day description of what will be covered and costs please contact Dayak Dave at or go to


This is a unique opportunity to go back in time as we drift down the ancient waterways of the Rungan River in Central Kalimantan, surrounded by pristine jungles famous for its rare birdlife, monkeys and of course the fascinating Orangutans. We have been afforded exclusive use of this beautiful river in partnership with Kalimantan Tour Destinations, making for a very intimate experience. In addition to the distinctive wildlife, you will witness beautiful sunsets, as well as the traditional village life of the Ngaju Dayak people of the area. This amazing trip has been planned to coincide with the Isen Mulang Festival that is held annually in May over seven days. This expedition covers many facets of photography including portraits, wildlife, landscapes, dance, and sport.

Ubud Village Jazz Festival Fri, 09 Aug 2013–Sat, 10 Aug 2013 Arma Museum Ubud UBUD VILLAGE JAZZ FESTIVAL OF THE ROAD 9–10 AUGUST 2013 Ubud is a remarkable town in the middle of the island of Bali, Indonesia. For more than a century, it has been the island's preeminent centre for fine arts, dance and music. While it once was a haven for scruffy backpackers, cosmic seekers, artists and bohemians, Ubud is now a hot spot for literati, glitterati, art collectors and connoisseurs. Famous names walk its busy sidewalks every day. Elegant five star hotels and sprawling mansions now stand on its outskirts, overlooking the most prized views in Bali. Nonetheless, Ubud is still popular with backpackers, mystics and all the finest fringe elements of global society. Ubud is not "ruined". Its character is too strong to be destroyed. It still draws people who add something; people who are actively involved in art, nature, anthropology, music, dance, architecture, environmentalism, "alternative modalities," and more. Ticket Price : 2 days Pass :IDR 350.000 Daily Pass : IDR 200.000 Tour Package : All Packages price based on per person (2 persons minimum, twin or double share) Packages include : 1. 2 nights accommodation 2. 2 days pass ticket festival 3. Daily breakfast at hotel 4. Check in/out from airport– hotel–airport 5. Shuttle transport from hotel–venue. More info about ticket and tour packages : Website:


Borneo Photography Expedition— Dayaks and Orangutans by Dave Photo Tours Fri, 17 May 2013–Sat, 25 May 2013 Kalimantan

A western-trained chef will prepare an array of gourmet delights-a fusion of Thai, Indonesian and Western food with exotic, local, jungle tropical fruits and vegetables including a unique rainforest tree fern salad delicacy. The tour includes one night in Bali, as this is where the group meets.

A prize purse of over 70,000,000 IDR is on the line. And surfers from all over Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Korea, China and Japan and Indonesia) will be competing in this inaugural event. Competition Divisions Mens: 6 Star Womens: 2 Star Masters : 2 Star Longboard: 2 Star For more information, please contact:

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Biznet Bali International Triathlon Sun, 23 Jun 2013—Bali Register now at : Contact Information: Phone: +62361 286 283 E-mail:

We will be staying in 4-star hotels for five nights and three nights on the award winning Rahaia Pangun houseboat.

EXHIBITION WILL BE HELD UNTIL 18TH JUNE 2013 Open daily 9am–6pm The Artists Five: Five artists have united for this unique exhibition and charity event. All are from different walks of life and cultures; two of the artists are physically challenged and are members of Yayasan Senang Hati.

Eight Nights–Nine days Come and join professional photographers Mark Rayner and David Metcalf on the trip of a lifetime to exotic Borneo (Indonesian Kalimantan) to experience something simply unforgettable—an opportunity to photograph and learn about the fascinating endangered Orangutans in their natural environment

Master Chocolatier Sébastien Bouillet visits Mozaic Restaurant Saturday, 27 April 2013 Mozaic Restaurant, Jl. Raya Sanggingan, Ubud 80571 Billabong: 6 Star Asc Event in Bali Thu, 04 July 2013–Sun, 07 July 2013 Balangan, Bali In conjunction with the Asian Surfing Championships (ASC), Billabong is proud to announce that it will be hosting a 6 Star ASC event at Balangan Beach, Pecatu, Bali, from 4–7 July 2013. Set against a beautiful beach backdrop,

One of France’s most celebrated chocolatier and pastry chef, Sébastien Bouillet, visits Bali for a special collaboration dinner with Chef Chris Salans at Mozaic Restaurant Gastronomique in Ubud. Degustation menu Rp. 1.000.000 ++ Optional wine pairing available.


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Property OVERCONTRACT: PETITENGET—AAA LOCATION, 4 BEDROOM HIDDEN AWAY TROPICAL VILLA Only 150 METERS to the BEACH, close to boutiques, bars and restaurants. Exquisitely tastefully furnished and decorated with use of tropical colors. Idyllic lush garden with royal measured pool and bale. Consisting of 3 buildings. Spacious open plan living with kitchen and ensuite closed TV room, 3 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and Joglo with bedroom and ensuite bathroom. Separate maid quarter and garage. 11 years remaining. More info/ pics Now or never lease 10 are land in Umalas against a price of two years ago from direct ower. IDR 5,3 mill/are. Most growing area of Bali at the moment. 2 years dry, so ready to build. Road acces already made. 23 years left and the option to extend another 20 year. Contact: Villa and Land Plots for sale in Balangan/ Bukit: stylish 3 bedroom villa on 3,8 ARA. Further a 9 ARA land plot & a 3 ARA land plot. All properties 20 years leasehold with extension possible, featuring fantastic sea views in quiet but well developed area. Owner want to sell quickly! Please call 08123 7655997

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for sale: owner wants to sell now-3br/3ba big villa, keramas surf break, north sanur, beach front complex-50 meters to sand, ocean view, private pool, fully furnished, freehold, car parking. i'll take $275,000aud right now! Very unique beautifully designed eco-lodge villa in CANGGU(built 2009).Located in a quiet green tropical area next to a small floating river.Excisiting of 4 seperate lodges, 1 with large living space, tastefull decorated with vintage European quality furniture and luxurious architect-designed kitchen,3 each containing a huge bedroom and bathroom. Surrounded by a royal measured 20-Are tropical garden and a 17-meter lap pool.15 Minutes from Seminyak and 10 minutes to Canggu and Echo Beach. USD 265.000 still nego,leasehold-16 years (extendable, already in the contract). Photos and info: Experience staying at a beautiful original antique Javanese Joglo villa in the foothills of Mount Merapi. Joglo Ago is a three double bedroom villa with gardens perfect for a weekend retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. In close proximity to Mount Merapi and Borobudur Temple. Visit for more information, or call Indah 08123563626 (owner).

Fast growing handicraft company denpasar looking for marketing, female, fluent in english, english bachelor’s degree. Send cv to Nakula Hospitality Management info@ Waitress needed, good english is a must! For Italian Restaurant "Made in Italy" located Balangan/Bukit. Please call 082144054411 or mail CV to Pantry magic is looking for store assistant for our Jakarta Store. Good english is a must . Great package. please send your cv to


Kitchen Executive Sous Chef (Expat) Nusa Dua—Bali Chef De Cuisine (Expat) Nusa Dua—Bali Sales & Marketing Director of Sales & Marketing (Expat/local) Jakarta—Java Director of Sales & Marketing (Expat/local) Nusa Dua—Bali National Director of Sales (Chinese Account) (Expat/Local)—Bali Engineering Director of Engineering Consultant (Expat/Local) Sanur—Bali Spa Spa Advisor/Manager (Expat) Seminyak—Bali For more detailed job description and to apply online, please visit our website:

Looking for night Baby sitter for our twin girls, 1 year old. Umalas, great pay, opportunity to travel with us and nice environment. e-mail cv to nadjabali@gmail. com or call 0878 6197 5495

Medical evacuation health and life insurance. Let us diagnose your needs. Contact Paul Beale: Mobile: +62 816 137 0663 Office: +62 21 522 0990 E-mail:

Jobs (Looking for Work) Expat seeking employment as project manager / supervisor or can build for you. 081 2362 9939. contact: balicontractor@dps. I am looking for part time job, working at home, have internet connection, experienced in admin and accounting. Speak english and bahasa. email: Italian living in bali for a long time, experienced in fashion, looking for a job as product manager or similar. multiple languages included bahasa. Energetic, detail oriented please contact 0818 0548 6378

very experience GM with Emphasis on boutique properties, very strong in marketing both locally and internationally, very good in finance, F&B and overall operations. A real team leader and good in people skills, have a lot of pre opening experience, seeking a new similar position in bali also available for hotel technical adviser or consultant. For my CV, please contact 081 2384 2473 With over 23 years experience as a Project / Development Director on various high profile Construction / Development Projects, including 5 Star Hotels & Resorts, Residential & Commercial High-Rise (up to 70 Floors), Retail Malls, Mixed-Use Developments and Infra Structure projects in Asia, Middle East, Europe and Africa, working directly for reputed Contractors, Consultants as well as Developers and Owners, I’m currently looking for an opportunity in Asia, preferably Indonesia, in a similar role / capacity, either by direct employment or on consultancy basis. For further Information, Track-Record and or Curriculum Vitae, please email: Expat seeking a challenging full time management position. 9+ years experience in luxurious properties (hospitality industry). 0812 3738 9374 (Javier). javiergomez1977@

Others Lovely Tasting Sun Dried Tomato in pure vegetable oil in 3kg glass jar Rp. 550,000. Pick up in Sanur. Call 081 999 404 749 I would like to meet up with French people living in Bali just in order to discuss. Contact: Hélène. ( I look forward to hearing from you. Two Heavy bronze King Cobras in a striking position. Over 100 years old and rare in top condition to first collector for A$3000. Call 081999404749. Sanur, Bali

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