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BALI EXPAT ◆ 19th June – 2nd July 2013

Indonesia's Largest Expatriate Readership




26th Edition


19th June – 2nd July 2013


19th June – 2nd July 2013 ◆ BALI EXPAT


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I 26th Edition | 19th June – 2nd July 2013

Editor in Chief Angela Richardson Management Edo Frese Sales Dian Mardianingsih Distribution Dian Mardianingsih Graphics Frederick Ng Finance & Admin Pertiwi Gianto Putri Lini Verawaty Contributors Karen Davis Leif Hope

n Bali, arts and culture are rooted so deeply in society that it can be seen every day, and everywhere. I always enjoy watching traditional Balinese dancers, admiring their skills, facial expressions, posture and ability to master seemingly simple, yet deeply intricate moves, while listening to and enjoying the wonderful art form that is the gamelan orchestra. If you’ve ever practiced Indonesian traditional dancing, especially Balinese, you will know how difficult it really is. As a child I was taught Balinese and Javanese dancing, and the two are very different from each other. Javanese dances are generally softer and slower, more gentle and calm. Balinese dances are striking and strong, with more percussion in the gamelan, and the dancers’ eyes more stern and transfixed. From my childhood memories of as young as six years old, one particular dance that sticks out in my mind is the Legong dance, as it is typically one of the first dances you learn. To watch this dance now, I am transported back to our after-school sessions with my friends from around the world at our International School. With flowers in our hair, and the traditional dress adorned, we would practice proudly and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. My advice, if you have young children, especially girls, is to enrol your kids to a tari Bali class. Even if 20-odd years down the line they have forgotten the moves, as I sadly have, the tradition will be engrained in their happy memories and they will feel a connection to the culture each and every time they watch a traditional dance.

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This issue is all about Arts and Culture. Our striking cover photo was taken by David Metcalf and is of a beautiful Javanese girl at a traditional ceremony. We’ve got some fantastic reads for you this issue, including Leif Hope’s guide to the book culture of Bali, enlightening you in where you can find new and used books around the island. Seamus McElroy returns with a piece about famous jazz musician, Rio Siddick, and one of his haunts, the Pavilion in Batubelig. Intan Tanjung samples the culinary delights of Bali’s latest fine-dining Indonesian restaurants, Merah Putih, and tells you all about it. We also have a new contributor and published author, Paul V. Walters, who joins us with a piece on local artists in his area of Sanur known as the Fine Art 10 group. Our Meet the Expat, by the lovely Karen Davis, is a world-renowned musician, Fantuzzi, who believes in raising awareness through music. We hope you enjoy this issue and if you would like to contribute in the future, get in touch as we’d love to hear from you.

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in this 26th issue: Hari Saraswati: In Praise of Books ........................................................... 4 Uncovering Sanur's Hidden Treasures ...................................................... 6 Learning to Dive in Bali: What to Do and What Not to Do ....................... 7 Meet the Expat: Fantuzzi .......................................................................... 8 Faces of Bali: Ketut Lasia The Rice Farmer .............................................. 9 Music and Art Combine Aboard Pavilion, Batubelig .............................. 10 Sexy Rio Siddik Jazz Quartet ................................................................... 10 Merah Putih: A Celebration of Indonesian Cuisine ................................ 11


Light Entertainment: Well Done Whoever You Are ............................... 12 Events and Classifieds ...................................................................... 13 – 14

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Hari Saraswati: In Praise of Books by Leif Hope



ith the island-wide celebration of Dewi Saraswati on August 10th, it’s only appropriate to offer a paean to Bali’s bountiful World of Books. The wife of the god Brahma, Saraswati is the Indian goddess of wisdom, the guardian spirit of the creative arts, learning and knowledge. The graceful Balinese goose-swan, the nearest thing on the island to a true swan — the symbol of the muse — is her sacred mount. Hari Raya Saraswati is a day of thanks to this beloved goddess for bringing education to the world. Out of respect, it is not permissible to read or write from Friday evening until special rites are carried out on sacred manuscripts. On this day all books are taken out and dusted, then presented as an offering. Special attention is paid to Bali’s oldest “books,” sacred lontar palm leaf manuscripts, which have been taken out from valuable collections, cleansed and blessed by priests and put on exhibit in the Puja Saraswati ritual. At Gedong Kirtya (Jl. Veteran 20, Singaraja, tel. 0362-22645) visitors may view these holy books and even take photos. A staff of 24 take care of the 4,000-odd lontar books

in this library which record the literature, mythology, horoscopes, black and white magic, folklore, rituals, medical science, calendars, genealogies and histories of Bali and Lombok. The most precious, dating from the 18th century, are kept in a special air-conditioned room. Every September 14th there’s a big anniversary celebration. Hours: 7.30 am-3.45 pm, closes at 1 pm on Friday, closed Saturday and Sunday

Bookstores of Bali

Bali’s best stocked bookstore is the massive Gramedia on the second floor of Mal Bali Galleria (Jl. Raya Bypass Ngurah Rai, tel. 0361- 758-072) which sells thousands of titles in Indonesian, imported books and magazines, novels and bestsellers. Periplus, with 15 bookstores all over Bali, sells a very wide range of books, a large number of which they publish themselves. Periplus is often the sole distributor of new book titles in Indonesia. This shop carries a range of English titles of local interest, literature, art, interior decoration, spirituality, cooking, plus novels, interactive children's books, general non-fiction, maps and the latest international magazine. Browsing isn't

encouraged as there are no chairs and most books are wrapped in plastic.

Palace), tel. 0361-972187, stocks books on textiles, weaving and art. Hours: 10 am – 7 pm.

Ganesha Bookshop, on the corner of Jl. Raya Ubud and Jl. Jembawan (opposite the post office) in Ubud, has been selling new books since 1990. They have a huge stock of books in English on Indonesian literature, language, cooking, culture, arts and history and books for children. Website http://www.ganeshabooksbali. com for ordering from a comprehensive online catalog. Hours: 9 am – 8 pm daily. Tel. 0361-970-320. Another Ganesha Bookshop inside Biku Restaurant at Jl. Petitenget 888 is open 8 am – 11pm every day. The Ganesha Bookshop in Sanur (Jl. Danau Tamblingan 42) has a special area set aside as a reading room for young readers to help foster reading for pleasure in the local community.

Enchanted Books, Jl. Raya Kerobokan 69 (tel. 0361-734822) stocks a great selection of fiction, non-fiction, and bilingual Indonesian/English books for children from infant to 12 years old. Hours: 10 am – 6 pm daily. The reception area of The Yoga Barn (tel. 0361-971-236), a 10 minute walk south from KAFE down in Pengosekan, shelves the most extensive collection of yoga books on Bali, a whopping 75 titles, most imported from India. Hours: 7 am – 8pm.

Specialty Bookshops & Secondhand Books

Respectable collections of art books (of Balinese, Indonesian and expat artists), art catalogues and scholarly publications are sold at Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA), Jl. Raya Pengosekan, and at Neka Art Museum Bookshop, Jl. Raya Sanggingan. Threads of Life, Jl. Kajeng 24 (near the Ubud

Because of the literally millions of travellers and tourists passing through Bali, leaving vast quantities of used books in their wake, there is no shortage of used books available for trade or purchase. These books end up in hotels and eventually in permanent and semi-permanent secondhand bookstores all over the island. You can usually return the books you buy to the same vendor and get back half of what you paid. But in spite of the deluge of books, don’t expect to buy them for next to nothing. Used books cost Rp.30,000 to Rp.50,000, and for new bestsellers as much as Rp.100,000. Nevertheless, you

can often find books for free. In the lobbies or restaurant areas of small hotels guesthouses and homestays, travellers leave behind their books for others or for the hotel to make available for trading. You are also sure to stumble across small makeshift stalls selling reasonably priced books of decent quality. In some cases, a seller’s stock is carried on the back of his motorbike. Look for bookstalls and portable vendors selling novels and travel books along Jl. 66 in Seminyak in front of the Lanai and Zanzibar restaurants, down Poppies Lane and on Jl. Raya on the way to the beach in Petitengat. Another popular little secondhand bookshop is just outside the back entrance to Bintang supermarket. In each Ganesha Bookshop in Ubud, Petitinget and Sanur are glassed cabinets containing unusual, rare and out-of-print titles on Indonesian history, politics, art, literature, and travel narratives. Used books sold in all 3 stores are returnable for a 50% buy back. Anita and Ketut may be contacted by e-mail: info@, by tel. 0361-970-320 or on Facebook ( Bookshop).

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Anyone who loves secondhand books — from romance and bodicerippers to serious academic titles and quality trade paperbacks — will gravitate to Susan’s Book Swap at Dijon, Jl. Kuta Poleng Mall, tel. 0361759-636, e-mail: dijonfs@indosat., near the big Simpang Siur roundabout. This popular event takes place on the last Saturday of each month (subject to change) between 1 pm and 4 pm. You can take away as many books as you came with, except for children’s books that can only be traded on a one-for-one basis.

Book Clubs & Libraries

It’s no coincidence that the Ubud Writer’s & Readers Festival, which draws book lovers from all over the world, sprang to life in Ubud — a village bibliophiles. Attracting a more culture-oriented long-term resident and traveller, Ubud is awash with bookstores selling new and used books. It is the location of the island’s best independent bookshop, Ganesha, as well as excellent secondhand bookstores. Surprising finds can also be made in nontraditional bookselling venues such as Ubud Music, Jl. Raya Ubud and the Balispirit Shop. Even the Ubud Post Office sells books!

The Ubud Writers Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 10 am to midday at Bayu's Kitchen in Penestanan. Attendance at meetings varies from five to 10 people. The group’s members have published three collections of stories and poems about life in Bali. For more information about UWG, e-mail Steve Castley at stevecastley124@ The Ubud Children's Library: This private non-profit library in the Pondok Pekak compound shelves an extensive collection of children's picture and activity books, approximately 4000 in English and 2000 in Indonesian. A full time bilingual children's librarian provides English language lessons free of charge to local Balinese children, art activities on the weekends and storytelling during the week. The fee to borrow three books every two weeks is Rp.50,000 per annum plus a Rp.150,000 refundable deposit. Book group and school memberships are also available upon request. Hours: 10 am – 5pm Tuesday to Friday; 10 am – 6 pm Saturday and Sunday. For further information: tel. 0361-976194, e-mail: ubudchildrenlibrary@ ■

19th June – 2nd July 2013 ◆ BALI EXPAT


local art

Uncovering Sanur's Hidden Treasures by Paul V. Walters


here to start? Sanur’s restaurants’, hotels’, and galleries’ walls are adorned with work from artists right across Bali, but where to source the locals? A Sunday morning stroll up Jl. Sekar Waru, the street where I live, provides the answer. At a busy junction, I see Warung YaYaa that has a few interesting paintings displayed haphazardly around the open terrace. I take a few tentative steps through the gate and am warmly welcomed by the irrepressible Igo Blado. Igo, a musician, entrepreneur, traveller and lover of art, manages the Fine Art 10 group of artists who reside and work in Sanur. Seek and ye shall find! Within a day I have the privilege of taking tea with Apel Hendrawan at his home studio beyond the bypass in Sanur. A

few minutes after my arrival, we are joined by Made “Romi” Sukadana who roars up on a vintage BSA. Originally from Denpasar, he is now a Sanur resident and a new recruit to the Fine Art 10 group. Surrounded by Apel’s work in progress for his upcoming solo exhibition, both artists are forthcoming in their enthusiastic approach to their work. My limited Bahasa Indonesia is overcome as Igo, their effervescent manager, becomes my interpreter. Apel’s vast canvasses depict women in various stages of trance; striking images that in some radiate a deep sense of peace while others capture the essence of a troubled dream. Studying the paintings closely, one can see that all the women in his work display intricate tattoos that run up their arms and intricately entwine their

torsos. Looking at Apel and his heavily tattooed body, one can see where his inspiration lies. His mediums are canvass and skin. I took some time to visit his tattoo studio, Sanur Ink, where I watched him at work ‘inking’ an elaborate dragon design onto the arm of a Dutch tourist. Although much in demand as a tattooist, he tells me his passion is for the oils he applies to his canvasses. After studying at the Bali Art and Design School, Apel was one of the original founders of the Himpunan Pelukas Sanur (HPS), affectionately known as the Sanur Painters Community. His work is exhibited regularly in and around Sanur, as well as being shown in galleries in Ubud and Jakarta. In contrast, “Romi” Sukadana’s work has the appearance of Balinese cultural tradition, yet in each piece there is also a

glimpse of Andy Warhol. The work revolves around classic Balinese representations such as the Rangda Dancers applied to recycled cardboard packaging. His traditional depictions sit comfortably side by side with modern iconic brands such as Bintang, CocaCola and Campbell Soup. The juxtaposition is stunning. In some, the dancers’ eyes focus on the products that hover at the edges of the painting; however there is no malice or judgement in the gaze, merely an observation. This series entitled “hidden connections” has attracted attention from major galleries from as far afield as Frankfurt, Germany.

Apel Hendrawan’s solo exhibition and launch of his autobiography, Resurrection, will be at the Santrian Gallery, Sanur, 24th July, 2013. Both Made Romi Sukadana and Apel Hendrawan’s work will be on show as part of the Fine Art 10 tour, 2013 at Satu Natah Tiga Langit “Langit Gemilang” 5th July 2013 at Sangkring Art Project Jogjakarta. ■

Paul V. Walters Paul V. Walters is a bestselling author of two novels, Final Diagnosis and Blowblack . He is temporarily living in Sanur while he completes the trilogy.






In Sanur, to find great artists and their work, all one has to do is take a stroll around one’s neighbourhood. Visit the restaurants, the galleries, and the Warungs – it’s all there waiting for you.


BALI EXPAT ◆ 19th June – 2nd July 2013



Learning to Dive in Bali What to Do and What Not to Do

you spot him the night before the course drinking too many Bintangs, consider changing places.

3. How much will I have to pay?

Words & photos by Francesco Ricciardi

You can find a variety of prices in Bali. If it is very low (below USD 200), try to find what the trick is. Try to avoid very low prices and even very high prices. A common excuse to charge you more money is because of “the attention to safety”. It may be true, but after some years of experience here, I have to admit that almost every major dive centre is quite attentive to this aspect. A normal price should be between USD 300 and 350. You should receive all the material (manual and dive slates, or other material depending on the agency) and include rental of diving equipment. At the end of the course you must receive proof of your certification (at least a temporary license).

Bali is universally recognized as a top destination for divers, due to wonderful marine life and spectacular dive sites. If you are planning to start exploring the underwater world, there are some things you should know to avoid bad experiences.


t can be difficult to choose the right dive school that can guarantee safety as well as a fair price. What are some of the most common doubts a potential scuba diver will encounter before deciding where to take the course?

1. How long will a beginner course take? The minimum length for a diving course for beginners (normally called Open Water Diver Course), including theory, pool sessions and open ocean sessions is four days. Every international diving training agency has set this standard to guarantee the student safety and satisfactory learning. There are many important reasons to take the first course properly. Firstly, a surcharge of information in few hours is totally ineffective for correct learning. Many dive centres

on the island guarantee that you can get certified in three full days or even less, even if this is against the formal standards. Beware of shortcuts if you care for your safety. My advice is to plan to have enough time to learn and assimilate all the new concepts. If you don’t have enough time, you can split the course, or simply postpone it.

2. Which agency do I choose? There are many diving agencies in the world and PADI, SSI and NAUI are probably the most recognized dive associations. They have very slight differences in the training programs of a beginner course. In general, your instructor will teach you how to assemble the diving equipment, how to move and be neutrally buoyant underwater, the safety checks and correct procedures, and how to deal with some emergencies (like running short of air underwater).

IMPORTANT: If your instructor cares about your safety and not just interested in getting his teaching commission, he will check if you are able to swim. If you are not able to swim, he or she will not allow you to take a diver’s license. It’s not necessary to be a swimming champion, but you need to be comfortable in the water. It may seem more than reasonable, but I have met a number of “advanced” divers that cannot swim, becoming a danger to themselves as well as others.

There is not one agency better than the other. What makes the difference is the instructor of the course. He or she is the key to your learning process and has to guarantee your safety, since you are a beginner. Talk with your instructor before enrolling on a course. Ask him about his experience, where he was working before, and how many students he has certified. Is he/ she a professional teacher or just a college student taking a break in a tropical paradise before coming back to the real world? And check the instructor’s license! I know for sure that some dive centres have uncertified instructors working for them, allowing the dive instructors to teach without being certified to do so. And remember that your instructor is in charge of your safety during the course — if

Have a look around, talk with the instructor or the dive centre manager and try to understand how they are organized. Some dive centres even offer accommodation included in the course fee, which may be a good way to save some money.

'THERE IS NOT ONE AGENCY BETTER THAN THE OTHER. WHAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE IS THE INSTRUCTOR OF THE COURSE.' 4. Where should I go to learn to dive? Diving activities in Bali are concentrated in three areas: the Northeast (Tulamben-Amed), the Northwest (Pemuteran and Menjangan), and the South (Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida). The Tulamben–Amed area is probably the easiest one and offers many very interesting dives, suitable for every level. The USS Liberty Shipwreck, together with many other interesting dive sites, is easily accessible from the shore. Water is warm (around 28–29 degrees centigrade all year round), currents can be present but are not dangerous, and there are plenty of diving centres.

Pemuteran is an interesting village in the North, quite far from everything, but offers interesting dives, especially around Menjangan Island. Due to the “high-level” of tourism in the area, be prepared to be pay more for your diving license. You will need to take a boat to go to Menjangan. Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida have the most interesting and colourful coral reefs of the area, but generally the dives there can be more challenging. Water is normally colder (during July and August it can drop below 20°C) and current may be very strong and dangerous if you are not properly trained. You will have to take a boat for every single lesson.

5. Other things I need to know? Being a diving instructor is a job, and depending on the place where a dive instructor works, he can receive different treatment by the management. An unhappy dive instructor or divemaster is an ineffective worker and he/she will try to finish the course as soon as possible, giving you the minimum standard required. So try to feel the general atmosphere of the diving centre — is it relaxed or do you feel the tension? Are people helping each other or is everyone only doing their job? Do people hang around after normal working hours or does everyone run home immediately? Maybe you can investigate if the turnover in the centre is high and if the employees are really engaged. Another thing you may think about is the environmental impact of the dive centre. Are they using plastic bottles or water gallons? Is food wrapped in plastic bags or some other more eco-friendly way? Some dive sites organize their own beach clean-ups, which shows excellent care for the environment and community. You have the choice. Diving can really change your life, and change it for the better. So have fun, but most importantly, be safe! ■

Francesco Ricciardi Francesco Ricciardi is a freelance photographer and journalist based in Bali. PhD in Marine Biology and diving instructor, he uses his camera to uncover the wonders of Indonesian marine and terrestial wildlife. His website:

19th June – 2nd July 2013 ◆ BALI EXPAT


meet the expat

Do you have a permanent residence? Where is it? I do. It is on the Big Island, or the island of Hawaii. I have some land near Hilo where I have started a house using Ohia wood which is very much like Teak wood. The big Island is big nature. Some parts look like the moon and other parts are lush and tropical. It is the newest land on Earth. It is beautiful, such strong nature. Unfortunately, right now I am not there very much. I am continuously travelling. The Hawaii-Bali connection is very strong. I just left Ubud where I saw so many friends from Hawaii. But Bali “esta en mi Corazon” (Bali is in my heart).

Fantuzzi The man who believes in changing the world through music. by Karen Davis

How long have you been bringing your talent to Bali? Since 1974 I have been coming here. After over forty years of travelling and visiting over two hundred countries, Bali remains to be one of the greatest places on Earth! It is a cosmic vortex which brings people together from all walks of life, especially people of intense creativity. The Bali Spirit Festival has been my impetuous for coming the last few years. I love performing for that event! I just saw you at Made’s Warung. You had everyone up dancing. Where else have you played here? Earth Day I played at Zula, Ryioshi, among many other places. I played the Earth Day event in Ubud as my bon voyage concert. There are so many people I see who have been coming to my events for decades. Also there are a lot of young people who are travelling or live here now. The audience is part of a global community. My music attracts people who believe in positive change and positive expression. Tell me a little about your background and your influences. I was born in NYC in a low income area where life was hard. I was one of four kids. My mother had me when she was very young, just a teenager, so we were always very close. My early influences were crime, drugs, and violence which were the prevailing elements

on the streets where I grew up. I survived all that because I also grew up with love around me. My early life led me to be more compassionate. I know and understand suffering and what it does to us. Being Puerto Rican I was obviously influenced by great music. Music was the positive side of the streets. It helped me survive all that and make a life of travelling to do service. I seek out opportunities to play at prisons, schools and benefits; pro bono. You have been a troubadour since the early seventies. What were some of your earliest tours? I was one of the founders of the Rainbow Gatherings. Now these gatherings are happening throughout the world on an ongoing basis. In the early seventies I led the Band of Rainbow Gypsies through Central Asia, dancing and performing for the people of each area. In 1972 the first official Rainbow Gathering took place in Boulder, Colorado. People came from all over the world and went back to their respective countries and put them on. I started being an MC as well as a musician, mostly in California and Oregon, but it’s not unusual for me to end up MCing at gigs I play when it is requested. I MCed the Mystic Garden Earth Dance at the Woodstock 25th and 30th anniversaries. Having been at the first one I had a good formal education! I can share my wisdom of the ‘earliers’ (as opposed to the term ‘elders’). A huge influence for me at Woodstock

was Jimi Hendrix, of course. He made music that took the audience to another dimension. His music had a life of its own. Beethoven said, “Music is the electricity of life”. Jimi proved that. I remember seeing your picture on the cover of Time magazine when it covered the original Woodstock. Great photo! Great times! Hard times, too. People forget that at eighteen, boys were drafted into a terrible war. We fought back with love. It is still all about that love and peace consciousness, environmental awareness and unifying the global community. It is about our collective consciousness. When we are unified we think of great things to do and we empower each other to stay focused on positive change such as helping the poor and saving the environment. Music is one of our greatest mediums. It is the universal language that brings people together and creates change. It is a vehicle for communicating our ideals. Where did you tour this year? I just came back from my seventh Kumbamela in India. It was amazing! In one month there were 85 million people at this gathering of devout souls. About thirty million people a day. My heart is pulled to be at these spiritual gatherings. It is now scientifically proven that groups meditating have incredible positive impact. In Washington DC, each year a small group of spiritual leaders gather to lower

the crime rate and have lowered it 25% to 30% each year they do this practice. That is a higher improvement rate on lowering crime than any other program has been able to do. I have held ‘meditation mobs’ at Occupy movements to good effect. I am on a constant World Peace Pilgrimage. It would take a year or two to go around the world back in the day. Now I go to Europe three to four times in the summer. Everything is so much faster! I go to the Philippines next after Bali.

What draws you to Bali? The beauty, the smiles of the people with their arts and talents, the wonderful ocean, amazing foods, traditional and contemporary cultures, the nature… all combine to making Bali a paradise. My next album was mostly recorded here in Bali with predominantly Balinese musicians, which was interesting to do as my roots are a mix of reggae, latin and funk with a mystical twist. Bali for me is like coming home. The culture here has touched my soul for decades. I used to teach African dancing on the beach at Double Six when it first opened in the 80’s. After bonding with locals and travellers for decades; this is the only place I can reconnect with all these people. It is always a total joy… Bali I love you! Bali nomor satu di dunia! ■

Fantuzzi, the wandering global troubadour, is now dancing. Visit for info on upcoming events.

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.

BALI EXPAT ◆ 19th June – 2nd July 2013


faces of bali

Ketut Lasia The Rice Farmer by David Metcalf


etut does not remember exactly how old he is, but he remembers when he was very young hiding in the village during the fight against the Dutch for Indonesia’s independence. On that basis, he estimates he is around 75 years of age.

This works out to around Rp.10 million (approximately USD$1,000) per year, clearly not enough to live on, so his wife produces coconut oil that she sells at the local market and they also breed pigs and grow various types of fruit in their backyard.

The father of four children and thirteen grandchildren, Ketut looked the picture of health for his age. His strong rippling muscles and top physical shape are a result of many years of toiling away in the rice fields. Every day he starts work at 8am and returns to his humble dwelling around 3pm and hardly takes a day off, except when there are ceremonies to attend in the local village.

It can be very challenging growing rice as Ketut regularly has trouble with pests destroying his crops. When money is hard to come by, the village community gets together and helps out in that wonderful Balinese way.

His rice field is 28 are (2,800 sq metres) in size and he hires a tractor for Rp.10,000 per day to help him cultivate the rice. At different times his neighbours and grandchildren help him to produce around 500 kilos of rice in a good harvest, which he sells for Rp.6,500 per kg at today’s prices.

Visiting Ketut and his wife in their simple home I could see they were very happy and content with their life, always smiling and laughing and happy to share their rice and hard earned food with me. They did not want for anything more as they affirmed to me they had it all — family, faith, security and the good feeling of every day connecting with and receiving the blessings from the Gods. ■

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

19th June – 2nd July 2013 ◆ BALI EXPAT


art sanctuaries

Music and Art Combine Aboard Pavilion, Batubelig by Seamus McElroy

What really makes us unique in Jalan Batubelig is we are the only venue that puts on world class live music acts for free. There is no cover charge, our food and drink prices are unchanged on these nights, and so people get a brilliant live music performance that becomes one of the highlights of their stay in Bali. And we have lots of parking at the back, which is a real plus.



alan Batubelig is a 3 km stretch of winding road starting from Leo Square junction (going west) off Jalan Kerobokan Raya, which becomes Jalan Berawa at the bridge leading then onto Canggu Club. It is one of the fastest growing parts of the west coast of North Kuta, with land prices doubling along this road in 2011, moving it into the Seminyak price bracket. Pavilion is the most outstanding restaurant grill bar on Jalan Batubelig, both in terms of its modern architectural structure, a classic European-style big pavilion, with two high-ceiling tent posts and broad blue and white striped main building, and the music, art and culture found

within. Though just one year old this month, it has established itself as one of Bali’s chicest places to eat, meet and greet. It features Bali’s most famous Jazz group, Rio Sidik Quartet weekly and holds month-long art exhibitions from reputable galleries and individual artists, ensuring there is a continuous change of scenery inside and out. So let’s hear what this young designer, owner and operator, Vanessa de Vries, and lead vocalist and trumpet player, Rio Sidik, have to say. Vanessa, what was the inspiration for Pavilion? Pavilion is my first grill bar. I moved back to Seminyak/Canggu two and a half years ago, so I guess I settled on this being the place for me. I’d been walking around with different ideas in

my head about Pavilion for quite a while. Only after signing the contract to lease the land, though, did I start to collect all my ideas together and create the concept you see today. The feel I wanted to create is nautical and fresh — like you are on a big roomy yacht —and I think I have achieved that. We started out with our walls covered in huge photographs of big ocean racing yachts which added to the nautical theme. In the last few months, we have been exhibiting different artists and galleries paintings, sculptures and other artwork. We often see our guests walking round slowly, viewing the paintings and getting immersed in different pieces, which later they come back and buy.

Why a bar grill? Who is your target market? You, me and the rest of Bali! We specialise in grilled seafood and steaks. Our steaks are very popular. Simple but pure. Organic and fresh is the food that suits our identity. This philosophy we also use for our drinks and cocktails. “Elegant enough to bring your date, casual enough to bring the family, affordable enough to come back often…” is the way I would describe it. We have developed quite a large clientele who come regularly; expatriates living nearby, and lots of tourists too. Both are loyal customers and loyalty is very important for any new business. You opened just a year ago, and got the place off to a good start very quickly. How did you do this? Pavilion has its ups and downs. Sometimes it’s quiet and sometimes it’s full. We are always looking at ways we can become more stable. Perhaps we opened a little early for this location. But this area of Bali is growing very fast, and is getting

better known. It’s a classier part of Bali. We get up to 150 people one night, 20 the next. It helps to have an “event”, like our club meets, Hot Soul and Jazz nights. Now we are moving back to the high season again. People walking or driving by see us as sophisticated and associate that with being expensive. Not so. Our customers consistently rate us as having excellent food, drinks and service — at great Bali prices. I hand-picked our team. They are all excellent, well-trained, experienced professionals, very open and friendly with our customers. This is a big part of our appeal. You can sit at the bar and talk to any of our staff in English or Indonesian. A couple of them know some other European languages too. Their friendly Indonesian professionalism shines through. And I am here most of the time in the evenings to keep our great team motivated — shifting up a gear when we need to, which we all enjoy. You are known for having the most famous of Bali’s Jazz musicians with his all-star band, Rio Sidik Quartet as a regular feature on Thursday nights. That’s exactly right. Rio likes playing love songs and sexy jazz. They are great nights. People love the music, the style of the place. Rio attracts a lot of beautiful ladies and that makes the place look good, creates a real buzz. We all love Rio and his band. They are brilliant, real top professional musicians, the


Sexy Rio Sidik Jazz Quartet Rio Sidik is Indonesia’s most famous jazz and fusion musician and singer, well known too on the International music scene. He has played in some big venues and has been the star attraction, too. From full-on Jazz clubs like Ronnie Scott’s of London to International Jazz Festivals all around Europe, Russia and Southeast Asia — he will be there again for the third time this year. Rio goes to these international venues on his own, but he and

his distinguished Quartet have played at the biggest venues within the region, Singapore, Malaysia and of course Indonesia. Whether Jakarta or Bali, Java or Ubud Jazz Festivals, he is at home on a stage with a trumpet in his hand with his outstanding eclectic fusion band backing him all the way. To hear his distinctive sound, a mix of soulful singing interspersed with his trumpet solo virtuoso performances,

come and see him live at different spots around Bali. He has several albums of his own material released, some as part of Saharadja, some too with his Quartet. His signature song is a special rendition of Santana’s “Make Somebody Happy” which has the distinctive chorus line “People need people need people. Make somebody happy . . . it’s gonna make you strong!” He started playing the trumpet at age six and had his first live

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food and drink

A Celebration of Indonesian Cuisine by Intan Tanjung WHERE IS A GOOD PLACE TO EAT INDONESIAN FOOD? Bali is a strange place — you can find French fine dining easier than a good Indonesian restaurant. Somehow I find it difficult to answer the question, especially if the person who asks is a tourist who has never been to Indonesia before. Of course my typical Indonesian food won’t suit the palate of my tourist friends.


'IT’S GOOD MUSIC ALL DAY LONG. EVERY NIGHT OF THE WEEK IS A BIT DIFFERENT AT PAVILION.' best jazz and fusion band in Bali. Parents bring their kids to experience these special nights. It’s very relaxed. We try to do something special on such big occasions. People love the food and range of drinks, too. Thursday nights with Rio really helps bring a crowd in. People then come to see what else we have on. Wednesdays and Fridays we have fantastic DJ’s playing. Wednesday night is HOT at Pavilion with exotic swing music mixed by one of my favourite DJ’s. Fridays nights are popular too. We have Aperitivo

that starts at 5:00 pm before dinner with special drink prices, free canapés — tasters taken from the menu — and later on a great DJ. Weekends are getting busier again as more people come in for an enjoyable evening with their friends — and to make new friends. It’s good music all day long. Every night of the week is a bit different at Pavilion. ■ VANESSA DE VRIES, OWNER OF THE NOW FAMOUS GRILL BAR, PAVILION

Jl. Batu Belig 106, off Jalan Kerobokan Raya, North Kuta, Bali Tel: 0361 4737634 E-mail: FB: PaviliongrillbarBatubeligBali

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Rio Sidik’s Sexy Jazz Quartet play at Pavilion every Thursday night, 8.30pm – 12pm. They also play at many other venues in Bali including Club Nuna, Ubud, 29 June 2013. The Quartet comprises: Rio Sidik — Trumpet/vocals, Erik Sondhy — Piano, Ito Kurdhi — Electric Bass and Edy Siswanto — Drums. Check out where they are playing through his Facebook page. performance alongside his granddad, Dariono, a great big band trumpeter and teacher, along with his sibling players at age 11. He moved to Bali age 19. Last year this grandmaster came to Bali to see him play and gave him his biggest compliment. “He said he was real proud to hear me play. He taught a thousand

youngsters; he was always strict, had never said anything like that. That meant the world to me.” This helps to explain why Rio belts out, “Make somebody happy… it’s gonna make you strong!” ■

“A lot of tourists who come to Bali, they want to try Indonesian food, but they don’t want to go to a warung. They are not confident to go to somewhere very local,” said Melissa McCabe, marketing of Merah Putih restaurant. Apparently, that was the reason behind Merah Putih Restaurant, a new dining destination in Petitenget, Seminyak that features sumptuous Indonesian foods in an elegant and sophisticated atmosphere. McCabe said the founders realized that there was a gap in between hotel restaurants providing good Indonesian food and independent restaurants that focus on the setting. That’s how the idea came about. Named after this country’s national flag, this restaurant is a celebration of Indonesia that honours the cuisines, the design and the people. They claim to be the most complete Indonesian dining destination in Bali, perfect for locals and of course all tourists who want to try authentic Indonesian foods. When I came to the restaurant, I was quite surprised by the appearance. It was far from traditional — I was thinking of a lot of bamboo with tropical nuance, but I was wrong. Unlike other sophisticated dining destinations in Bali that showcases the view and outdoor concept, Merah Putih restaurant is proud of their indoor dining area, bringing the outdoor atmosphere inside.

“This is what makes us different. This translucent roof collects the rainwater that flows in through the pillars then stores it in our underground water tank. We don’t pump groundwater and don’t use government water,” said McCabe. Filtered with a UV water filter, the water is used daily, and according to McCabe, it’s even used for staff drinking water. The water is also recycled and only produces one percent waste in total. When lit, this translucent roof and pillars will beautifully glow making a mellow atmosphere within the restaurant. With coconut and plants inside, there is no difference whether you eat here, or under the moonlight. There are four different sections in the restaurant. Upon arrival, customers will be guided to the bar area where they can order drinks or just simply wait to be seated. The dim lighting and stylish seating make it comfortable to sit and enjoy drinks and a light snack before the main one. A large variety of cocktails, wines and spirits are available. The restaurant has a wine cellar with 150 different wines from all around the globe. But their cocktails are more interesting. Ngurah Arsana, the bar manager told me, “We use local fruits because the flavours are stronger and it’s very refreshing.”

The menu is divided into three: à la carte menu, set menu, and vegetarian menu. In the à la carte menu, customers can choose authentic and fusion tastes in sharing plates or in larger portions instead, along with side dishes of many different choices of rice and vegetables. The price is quite friendly for a sophisticated dining experience. Dishes in small plates are priced from Rp.70,000 to Rp.90,000, while the large portion are Rp.135,000 to Rp.160,000. On the set menu, the price per person is Rp.290,000 and Rp.320,000 with a minimum of 10 people per table sharing foods in small and large plates along with sides and sweets. I tried their padang beef bak pao, which is slices of rendang meat placed in a bak pao bun. The beef was very succulent, soft and tasted very authentic, just like any rendang I used to eat from my favourite Padang restaurants. Eating the bebek goreng sambal mangga, I could taste a mixed of very thin slices of young mango, a sweet yellow mango sauce, the rich flavour of shallots and the strong kemangi. It was a perfect combination that excited my taste buds. My dessert was kelapa tart - a tiny glass of coconut crème, local berries called buni (which tasted exactly like other imported berries), crunchy bites and coconut flesh, really gave a perfect ending. The food at Merah Putih is the translation of Indonesian foods brought to suit the palate of both local and tourists. As an Indonesian, I was quite impressed. They also prepare eight different sambals that go well with different dishes, pleasing all Indonesians who crave for hot and spicy food.

The result makes the cocktails very quirky. Ngurah replaces major imported ingredients with local fruits, so you’ll get a rambutan and local grape martini instead of a lychee martini. Unfortunately, some of the drinks might not be available and depend on the fruit season.

The first thing they test is the sambal. If the sambal is okay, everything else will be okay. ■

Onto the foods, Merah Putih provides a complete selection from all across the country. They have Sumatran balado, curry, ayam taliwang, gulai kambing, babi guling, and many others.

Merah Putih Jl. Petitenget No.100x, Kerobokan Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia Phone: (0361) 8465950

Intan Tanjung Intan Tanjung is a contributing writer for national and international publication on Bali's lifestyle, culture and as a popular travel destination. She loves the beach culture and the fantastic tropical way of living as well as the amazing proliferation of art.

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Well Done Whoever You Are by Eamonn Sadler office and thanking me for making the trip. I said it was my pleasure to be there and followed him into his office. I looked around for the cameraman but I couldn’t see one anywhere. We sat and made small talk for a while as coffee appeared. Then he spoke words that struck terror into my heart. “Your speech will be after mine at about 2pm and then straight after that we’ll do the presentation, OK?”

problem’ I thought, in and out in half an hour tops. I jumped in a taxi at the airport and gave the address.


bout ten years ago I received a call from an old friend of mine in Manila. He asked me if I had much spare time at the moment and as it happened I did. He asked me if I could help him out with a “quick presentation” the following day in Kuala Lumpur because his wife was about to give birth. He told me a bit about what needed to be done and after grasping the basic concept and negotiating a fee I agreed to go. The following morning I was on a flight to Malaysia and reading and re-reading the email my friend had sent me overnight outlining the “mission”. I was simply to meet the client, shake hands, and then hand over a certificate while posing for a few photographs that would subsequently be used by the company for press releases. ‘No

As I approached the offices of the client I was to meet, I saw flags announcing the 100th anniversary of the company. As we got closer, I could see that the car parks in front were completely full and people had resorted to parking on the sidewalks and in every available space anywhere near the offices. I was escorted from the car to the executive offices, where I was invited to sit for a moment while they informed the boss that I had arrived. Seconds later the large double doors to the boss’s office burst open and he emerged striding towards me with a broad smile and hand outstretched. I stood to greet him and he shook my hand warmly with both hands while welcoming me to his “humble” head

I sat there with a fixed smile on my face wondering what on earth I had got myself into. After a few seconds I managed to speak. “So we’re not doing the presentation here in your office then?” He laughed and explained why we were not. This was the company’s 100th anniversary and there were 2,000 VIP guests in a huge car park at the back of the offices. I was to speak for about ten minutes then make the presentation in front of the assembled crowd and members

of the press. I swallowed hard. About half an hour later I was seated at the head table next to the boss and all the top executives of his company. They greeted me warmly and it became clear that I was in fact the guest of honour. After some formalities he boss went up to give his speech. I listened very carefully to everything he said and took notes on my napkin - his speech was the only basis I could use for mine. My heart was in my throat as I heard him finish his speech and give me a lavish introduction. I made my way carefully to the stage, stopping on my way to the podium so that I could thank him for his kind words, tell him what a wonderful speech he had given and kill a few seconds. I stood at the podium and slowly composed myself. Firstly, I thanked the boss for his kind introduction of me and my (friend’s!) company, and

congratulated him on his wonderful speech. Then I told the hushed crowd that it was bosses like him and great speeches like the one he had just given that make companies like this one great. Big round of applause. I asked him to stand up again at the head table and take a bow. He got a standing ovation – for about two minutes. I spent the rest of the ten minutes elaborating on the points he had made in his speech and expressing my amazement at the company’s achievements. To close, I told everyone present how proud they should be to be working for such a great company and how much they could learn from the great bosses who were sitting with me at the head table. I made the certificate presentation to non-stop applause and rejoined the head table where I was greeted with warm handshakes from all. I still don’t know what the company does. ■

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Arts & Exhibitions

Being Happy is Simple Sat, 29 Jun 2013 - Mon, 29 Jul 2013 Place: Kendra Gallery Farid Stevy Asta solo exhibitrion is entitled “Bahagia Itu Sederhana”/ Being Happy is simple. The complicated situation, full of repression sometimes entails simple conclusion but giving freedom. That was at least in Farid Stevy Asta when he appears hashag #bahagiaitusederhana (being happy is simple) in the social media. Farid writes about hastag at twitter after passing certain moment in his social association and found a mantra that can give him freedom: “being happy is simple”. The mantra that is given life through modern communication technology moves fast and beyond various gaps, social layers, problems of life and at the same time gives birth to various creative works. Contact: Kusuma ( +62 819 360 526 78 / +62 361 736 628 Website:



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Mike Langford and Jackie Ranken will be hosting this fantastic photo workshop that will concentrate on the stunning landscapes, history and ancient temples of Central Java. Central Java is a melting pot of ancient kingdoms, amazing architecture and vibrant landscapes. Buddhist and Hindu dynasties built temples and palaces that reflected the splendour and sophistication of their cultures many centuries ago. The environment is etched with remnants of volcanic activity, surrounded by lush jungles and marvellous natural beauty. The local Javanese are very friendly and love to meet visitors and have their photos taken. Indonesian based Kiwi guide and professional photographer Dayak Dave Metcalf has recently stayed at the beautiful Mesastila resort exploring the local area and meeting with key people to put together an extraordinary package of photographic highlights that you will never forget, and enable an authentic discovery of the spirit of Java.

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Bali Expat – Issue 26 – Art/ Culture  

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