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dear readers

Welcome to our 30th issue of Bali Expat!

30th Edition | 28th August – 10th September 2013

Editor in Chief Angela Richardson Editorial Assistant Gabriella Panjaitan Management Edo Frese Sales Dian Distribution Dian Mardianingsih Graphics Frederick Ng Finance & Admin Pertiwi Gianto Putri Lini Verawaty Contributors

Just over 15 months ago, Bali Expat was born, and since then we have strived to bring you fantastic reads from around Bali to quench your literary thirst, tied up in a neat, free, fortnightly package. As was expected, we encountered some teething problems in our first year, but we continue to grow stronger, and hopefully better. We are proud to announce that Bali Expat is now available in Bali Alternative Media racks, along with many locations that have our own racks, such as at Bali Deli, Made’sWarung, Café Moka, Gourmet Garage, and Canggu Club, to name a few. Coincidentally, I am on the verge of celebrating my own 30th birthday, and, as ringing in a new decade seems to be a catalyst for introspection, I find myself pausing to contemplate my own life. Although “age ain’t nothin’ but a number”, I have heard people say that you only truly become an adult when you turn 30. I thought I had been an adult all this time, however I can somewhat agree to this statement. Turning 30 forces you to reflect on the things that you have and have not yet achieved in your life—sometimes a cumbersome and depressing thought – but these can kick-start you into making sure the next years mean something. A decade ago, I didn’t really think much about turning 20, feeling as though I were immortal, and with not much of a care in the world. Ten years on and I pause for

reflection, feeling as though this point is being driven home, and driven home hard; we are only mortal, so make it count. So, if there’s anything you take from my thoughts on entering a new decade and age group, let it be that you truly seize each day and live it as if it were your last. Get out of your comfort zone, plan to do something that makes a difference and stick to your guns, do something you’re scared of every day and experience all spectrums that emotions have to offer. Here’s to the next 30 issues and, hopefully, another 30 years for me!

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in this 30th issue: 40 is The New 30 .........................................................................................4 Underwater World: 30 Places to Dive in Indonesia .................................. 5 Fashion: Casa Vintage ................................................................................ 6 Meet the Expat: Nathan Flax ......................................................................8 Faces of Bali: Nyoman Jiwa—The Woodcarver ..........................................9 A Bali Expat Aid Worker on Syria's Frontline ............................................10 Food and Drink: 30 Delectable Dishes .................................................... ..11


Light Entertainment: Indecent Exposure ..................................................12

Events & Classifieds .............................................................................. 13–14


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the new age

What's Your

Number? by Seamus McElroy


ith seven-plus billion people on planet earth at the end of August 2013, and a further two billion expected to arrive by 2050, we as individuals are increasingly defined by our number. For most people of working age in advanced countries, this number is normally your social security number issued by the government of your native country. This single unique number defines who we are in terms of so many aspects of our lives and will remain attached to us for millennia to come. There will be multiple people with your unique name, but only you will ever have your unique name and social security number. With modern big databases, we can be indexed, defined, described, located and even have our futures predicted by linking this single number to other data known about us; our family, race, ethnicity and our generation. Interesting, cool, scary, deadly… indeed all of these!

What’s your age?

Forty is the new thirty. Eighty is the new sixty. So, on the basis of this proportionality, 100 is the new 75. The average life expectancy of people born in 1938, 75 years ago, is nearly 75 today.

What’s your life expectancy?

Look around a graveyard at the age of our forebears’ headstones and you will be surprised by some trends. Women have tended to live longer than men, on average in the West, by between eight to ten years depending upon which country in the past two centuries. Yet women are biologically predisposed to die earlier than men. Why is this? One reason is childbirth. A second is selfsacrifice for their children. Taken from the viewpoint of a Western European nation, Japan,

Russia and China, this anomaly is because of the impact of the two World Wars and internal repression, particularly in Lenin’s Russia and Mao’s China. In the case of the two World Wars, two generations of young men went off to war and never returned. The impact of the First World War is no longer visible in a country’s population age profile, but the impact of the Second World War, 1939-45, certainly is; with the average 17-year-old at the end of that war now 85. So the society, its politics and religion, plus the environment we live in all play a part in the equation which determines our individual life expectancy today.

Precision in numbers: Measurement of time, length and weight

We have traditionally measured our lives in terms of years, which are made up of seasons, months, days, hours and seconds. All analogue measures. Today, by contrast, we measure time and distance, not in analogue nor in physical units we can see, but in terms of quantum physics, more specifically the wavelength of light. This change from analogue to digital allowed us to put a man on the moon and bring him back again in 1969. That would not have been possible a decade before. This change from analogue to a digital world only arrived for the rest of us as recently as 1984, when the relevant measuring body adopted the wavelength of light to redefine the length of a standard metre and so, our whole metric system of length. This has allowed us to determine the distance between two objects in space with the required accuracy to be able to send someone there and back again safely. Remarkably, the computers used to guide the Saturn Five rocket propelling the first lunar space capsule with astronauts and moon-walkers Shepherd and Buzz Aldrin onboard were nowhere near as powerful as your mobile phone is today.

The adoption of light also improved the accuracy of time, which, up to the arrival of passenger trains in England in the 1840s, was based upon the sun— so time varied from east to west by as much as 15 minutes across a small country as wide as England. The need for a standard measure of time fixed for all points on the surface of the globe was first required by ships which used tide tables to enter ports around the world. This standard for earth time is measured relative to one fixed point on the earth’s surface and is known as Greenwich Mean Time, adopted in 1884, 130 years ago, and still used to determine world time today.

When your number’s up

The human genome project has enabled the sequencing of all 23 of our double-helix human genes. Relationships between them in terms of what determines certain genetic features such as eye colour or blood type are now well known. Ten years ago, you could pay $100,000 to have your own personal genome “typed,” which would allow the genetic basis of your life expectancy to be predicted fairly accurately (to ± two standard errors giving a 95% probability). Today, the cost is less than $1,000, such has been the progress in gene typing, the linking of big databases and use of probability assessment. Putting everything that is known about you, your parents, your generation, your location on planet earth, your weight at age five, and a few other key metrics, allows these databases to spew out a whole range of metrics including estimating your life expectancy given your age at the time. Of central importance to me today, as a 1950s child with a young daughter, is my

'WOMEN HAVE TENDED TO LIVE LONGER THAN MEN, ON AVERAGE IN THE WEST, BY BETWEEN EIGHT TO TEN YEARS DEPENDING UPON WHICH COUNTRY IN THE PAST TWO CENTURIES. YET WOMEN ARE BIOLOGICALLY PREDISPOSED TO DIE EARLIER THAN MEN.' life expectancy and my risk of certain diseases—particularly the three major silent killers of heart disease, type two diabetes and fatty liver disease. The largest ever one-day detailed study of the health of the adult UK population took place in Manchester, England, earlier this summer and showed that 73% of this group of 380 people with an average age of 42 had one or another of these three silent killers which, if they are controlled, such as by obese people losing sufficient weight to get back to be within their normal weight range, could expect to add over 4,000 years to their combined life expectancy, adding an average of more than ten years for each person in this group. Making the required lifestyle change, though, is the real challenge. For a morbidly obese person (BMI of over 40), there is a mere 1% chance of them successfully dieting to reach and maintain normal weight for their height and age for a period of five years or more. The challenge now is for the food companies to get on

board to help keep us all alive longer. While public policy in each country will dictate the scale of the effort expended on this initiative within any one country’s borders, there is a need for this effort to become a new global initiative – to be adopted not just by multiple single governments, but also by the major food giants all of which are multinationals spanning most of the world’s countries and delivering food to most of the world’s better-off people. Nestle, Proctor and Gamble and other global food manufacturers and retailers are found today in almost all countries of the world. But it will likely be some time before the world cottons on to the need for this initiative and gets the 20 or so top food and beverage companies worldwide to tow the “a long life is the best strategy for the human population” line. It is clearly in these global companies’ best interests too to keep alive more of their customers for longer. In the meantime, you are best to find out when your own number is likely to be up by doing a thorough health and lifestyle check-up and live your life according to “long life strategy” rules. For I know very few people, even when sick with cancer with a limited life expectancy, to vote to die before their allotted time. However, most Westerners born today will not achieve their biological potential of reaching 100 through ignorance or desire to gorge on food and drink that they like. Sad, but oh so true!

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


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underwater world

30 The Indonesian archipelago, with thousands of kilometres of coral reefs, pristine remote islands and an enormous biodiversity, is one of the world’s best destinations for scuba diving. Listing the 30 best dive sites of Indonesia is challenging because some areas are still very poorly explored, however here is a list of dive sites that I recommend you visit. SUMATRA Sumatra is normally not a diver's dream destination, since often its coastal waters are quiet from the flow of mud and sand coming from the rivers. But the little paradise of Pulau Weh, north of Banda Aceh, is an extraordinary exception. 1.Batee Tokong (Pulau Weh— Sumatra) A huge coral pinnacle about 20 min from Pulah Weh. Currents, sometimes strong, bring nutrients to the reef and the coral life is astonishing where sea fans, hard and soft coral, can flourish. One area of Batee Tokong is called Shark Plateau - you can imagine why. 2. The Canyon (Pulau Weh— Sumatra) Another coral pinnacle with an interesting geological feature; the top of the rock is split in two parts, creating a deep canyon where divers can enjoy a thrilling experience especially during drift dives. JAVA Java doesn’t offer much in terms of diving. Densely populated, it’s also almost impossible to find a dive centre with the exception of ones based in Jakarta and Pulau Seribu. Even if these islands are not the best for diving, they are worth a mention since they are easily reachable from the Capital. 3. Papa Theo Wreck (Pulau Seribu —Java) Papa Theo was a ship that sunk in 1982. The vessel, about 20 metres long, became an easy wreck dive and the coral reefs offer interesting encounters. An easy and relaxing dive and the island itself is beautiful. BALI The most touristic destination in Indonesia offers some astonishing dive sites, mainly located in the North and around the Island of Nusa Penida, one hour by speed boat from Sanur. 4. Manta Point (Nusa Penida—Bali) The Island of Nusa Penida, especially on the southern side, is the place to go to see the majestic Manta Rays. Swimming with these peaceful and elegant fish is an amazing experience. It’s an easy and shallow dive. 5. Crystal Bay (Nusa Penida—Bali) Crystal Bay is a wonderful little bay

Places to Dive in Indonesia by Francesco Ricciardi

famous for great visibility and the presence, from May to September, of the majestic Mola mola or Oceanic Sunfish. This possibility brings thousands of divers every day. A difficult dive - consider your level of experience before planning a dive there, and be safe.

17. Manta Run (Sangalaki— Kalimantan) Another wonderful Manta Ray dive. Hundreds of these majestic animals populate the waters around the little island of Sangalaki. Good snorkelling too, since Manta Rays are very curious and can get very close if not harassed.

6. Blue Corner (Nusa Lembongan— Bali) Probably the fastest drift dive in the world. Ready for the thrill? Good chances to spot sharks, Mola mola and other big stuff. For experienced divers only! 7. Liberty Wreck (Tulamben—Bali) Probably the most famous wreck in Indonesia. Easy shore dive, a little too crowded during the peak season, but it’s worth a visit.

18. Jellyfish Lake (Kakaban— Kalimantan) Shallow lake with thousands of non-stinging jellyfish. A wonderful example of natural evolution, since these jellyfish lost their defence system without the presence of predators in the closed lagoon.

8. The Biorock (Pemuteran—Bali) A very interesting coral restoration project, directly off the shore of the Pemuteran village. Easy dive full of sea life. LOMBOK Except for the Gili Islands, Lombok is still underdeveloped. Maybe for this reason, there are some interesting new destinations, especially in the southeast of the Island. 9. The Magnet (Belongas Bay— Lombok) Pinnacle located in the open ocean. Very challenging dive due to the surge and strong currents, but in some months of the year you can spot the famous Hammerhead shark. KOMODO AND RINCA Very small islands, famous worldwide for their dragons, Komodo and Rinca offer some of the most amazing dive sites of the country. The area around Komodo is a World Heritage Site. 10. Crystal Rock (Gili Lawa Laut— Komodo) Probably the most famous dive spot of Komodo. Amazing reef, teeming with life, schools of fusiliers, tunas and mackerels. Absolutely a mustdive spot. 11. Castle Rock (Gili Lawa Laut— Komodo) Thrilling drift dive, not far from Crystal Rock. Another submerged mountain covered with hard and soft corals. 12. Cannibal Rock (Horseshoe Bay —Rinca) One of the top ten dive sites in the world. Water is cold and full of nutrients, nourishing an amazing amount of hard and soft corals, and an impressive amount of fish and other invertebrates. ALOR Alor is still a remote island, where scuba diving is becoming popular. With muck diving and wonderful

coral reefs, Alor is one of the next big dive destinations in Indonesia. 13. Anemone City (Pura Island— Alor) As the name says, this site is really covered with sea anemones and anemone fish of different species (think Nemo). AMBON ISLAND Ambon is probably the world’s capital of muck diving. Don’t expect wonderful walls and colourful reefs, but instead an amazing variety of critters - very strange animals inhabiting sandy or muddy bottoms. 14. Rhino City (Laha—Ambon) The world’s highest concentration of the strange colourful fish, Rhinopias. A Holy Grail for many underwater photographers. 15. The Twilight Zone (Laha— Ambon) This is where the so-called “rarest fish of the world”, the Psychedelic Frogfish, have been spotted (only nine times in total). BANDA ISLANDS A group of ten small volcanic islands in the Banda Sea, quite remote and difficult to reach, but for this reason it is still unexploited. 16. Gunung Api (Kepulauan Banda) If you have a fear of snakes, this is not the place for you. Around this island, thousands of black-banded sea snakes populate the reefs. They have been observed hunting in collaboration with big jackfish; a unique phenomenon never observed in any other place of the world. KALIMANTAN The eastern part of Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo, offers several reefs ideal for scuba diving.

19. Big Fish Country (Maratua— Kalimantan) Located at the entrance of the channel that connects the lagoon of Maratua with the outer sea. Currents can be very strong, but the possibility of observing large sharks and big predators is quite high. SULAWESI From magnificent coral walls to exciting muck dives, there are plenty of opportunities for everyone. 20. Likuan 1-2-3 (Bunaken— North Sulawesi) An amazing vertical wall, starting from just a few metres and going down straight into the deep blue. An incredible variety of fish and lots of sea turtles complete the scene. This wall is so long that it has been divided into three different dive spots. 21. Hairball (Lembeh Strait— North Sulawesi) A desert of black sand, it offers exciting glimpses of hairy frogfish, many different strange scorpionfish, mimic octopus and many more incredible animals. 22. Apollo (Togian Island, Central Sulawesi) Located in the volcanic island of UnaUna, Apollo is a coral slope with lots of currents and amazing visibility. Big groups of barracuda and jackfish are almost always present. 23. The Drowned Village (Sangihe Islands, North Sulawesi) A volcanic eruption in 1963 drowned a little fishermen village. Many

buildings are still intact and covered by hard and soft corals. A wonderful experience, but very difficult to reach since no diving operators are present in the area. WEST PAPUA The dreamland of every diver. Still largely unexplored, the Indonesian Papua offers the best diving sites of the entire world, in particular the area called Raja Ampat (Four Kings). Until now, very few resorts and liveaboards are available in the area, but the offer of accommodations is likely to increase in the next few years. 24. Sardine Reef (Sorido Bay— Raja Ampat) In not many other dive sites can the incredible number of fish obscure the sunlight - an explosion of marine life. 25. Misool (Misool Island— Raja Ampat) Misool is famous for soft coral gardens and wonderful mangrove areas where you can even see the saltwater crocodile. Can be quite dangerous, so take care. 26. Manta Sandy (Misool—Raja Ampat) Another extraordinary dive site, known as the aggregation point of thousands of Manta Rays. 27. The Passage (Waigeo Island— Raja Ampat) Soft coral and magnificent sea fans meet a mangrove forest at the surface. A unique passage between two worlds. 28. Happy Ending (Batanta—Raja Ampat) Probably one of the best muck dives of Raja Ampat. Lots of incredible sightings, including the Bobbit Worm. 29. Eddy Cave (Wagmab Area— Raja Ampat) An extraordinary dive in a cave, surfacing in a large hall, where stalactites can be seen. 30. Whale Sharks Bay (Cendrawasih Bay—Raja Ampat) In this remote bay, magnificent whale sharks are fed by local fishermen, believing they will bring good luck. You can dive or snorkel in the middle of dozens of these spectacular gentle giants. ■

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:


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Casa Vintage by Lara van Osenbruggen


nyone can walk into a department store and pick a mass-produced item of clothing and probably walk into a party later that night wearing the same outfit as, perhaps, three other people there. Not so great. What a special feeling it is to know that what you are wearing is completely unique, has travelled through time unscathed yet still held its own against even the most expensive designer clothing. Where might I find an item such as this?

of Gili Trawangan, they knew this would be their new home. With the serene energy of the island, and the laidback lifestyle it had to offer, they could see it would be a great place to raise their young son and also set up shop. Natalie and Johnny have made their vintage passion, shared by many around the world, into a successful niche business.

As I approached the vintage Mecca on Gili Trawangan island off the northwest coast of Lombok, known as Casa Vintage, the answer to my question was found; my eyes feasted on the display before me. At first I thought it is a café, as there was a colourful array of antique furniture sets placed around the circumference of the white-washed walls. Wood from trees long gone painted the colours of candy shop lollypops, along with old-school metal framing, fashioned into the coolest furniture pieces you might find in a 1960’s Cuban film. My eyes were drawn to a floral swimsuit floating carefree on a hanger in the window. This took my imagination to the day a young girl first unwrapped it from its brown paper packaging, and, with delight, taking a swim in a river marvelling at the smoothness of which the water glides over her new swimming costume. She was the envy of all the young girls who ventured to the river that summer of ’69, and it was all because of this swimsuit that she attracted the eyes of her first love. And that, my friends, is the journey you will take upon entering Casa Vintage, as you cast your eyes over each distinct object from clothing and furnishings to humble homewares. There is a story behind each piece and it is waiting for you to give it yet another story. So let the story begin. Three years ago, after the success of their vintage store in Sweden, Nathalie and Johnny Josefsson decided it was time for a new adventure, so they packed everything up and bought a one way ticket to Asia. Upon their feet touching the golden sands


Gili Trawangan, Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia Ph. 0819-1724 3808 casavintagestore

With the success of their first store on the island, Vintage Delivery, they have recently opened their new concept design store Casa Vintage, which is situated 50 metres inland from the main harbour, opposite the well-known Kafe Kecil Thai restaurant. In the upcoming months the upstairs terrace will open as a café, serving real coffee which is, as everyone knows, hard to find in Gili. Homemade goodies, ranging from fresh bread to cakes, will be served along with succulent salads and tapas, tapenade platters, organic veggies and night time barbeques. In this

gorgeous setting you will be able to drink your prohibitionstyle cocktails while listening to live acoustic music at night. This place was designed by a couple who are turning 30 this year, and so for other people in their 30s (but not restricted to this age group), it’s going to be a great place to dine and just hang out. Shopping followed by eating and drinking is a successful day, whatever age you are. Casa Vintage offers the punter or hunter, as you might call them, many treats sourced from unknown (and secret) places from all over the globe. There are both men and women’s section of clothing; items like gorgeous lace kaftans, original Levis workwear, leather satchels, object d’art and retro sunglasses. So for those of you who have not explored the vintage scene, this is the place to go. What you will find is a oneoff piece that you’ll be hard-

pressed to find anywhere else. Everyone has a vintage streak in them—this is the originality of the individual that is timeless. For me, it is antique suitcases from wartimes, battered and worn. I

know that each of these suitcases has untold stories of transition, leaving one place for another. For you, it might be an original Dior dress from the fifties. And so the story continues…. ■

Lara van Osenbruggen Lara van Osenbruggen aka Elka Miste is originally from New Zealand but is now based in Sanur Bali. In her spare time she surfs and is a DJ/Producer of Techhouse/ Dubstep. Her interests include interdimensional travel, conspiracy theories and cats.

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meet the expat

Nathan Flax A second generation expat, 30-year-old Nathan Flax is an avid surfer and sportsman, as well as a leading marketing and management consultant in vacation resorts and villas. by Karen Davis

Nathan, where are you from? I was made here and raised here; but I was born in Australia. How was it growing up right near the blue otcean? Growing up here, 150 metres from the beach, was so great. You hit the water and you feel so rejuvenated. We were all so lucky to grow up in Bali. To be in a place where, even when you’ve had the worst day, you hit the water and within a few minutes your feeling great. The whole crew are on 66 Beach, always surfing, with a couple of the guys surfing the circuits. I still go for a surf every day. I like the beach breaks. It’s so easy and you catch a lot more waves. It’s a cool vibe. You know everyone in the water and it’s good for the spirit. Where did you receive your education? At fourteen I went to Western Australia, to boarding school. I was really into sports and I still am. That was a bit of an eye opener. Coming from an island where you are so well taken care of, where your room is kept clean for you, it’s easy to be unaware of all the work that is being done for you. At this school, a military academy, one had to do everything by themselves. It was a good experience and I got a good education. I learned to be responsible for my life and maintain a balance between work and a healthy lifestyle. I think everyone should take a year off before embarking on a

higher education. I didn’t—I went straight back into International Business School in Sydney. In Sydney I could go days without seeing anyone I knew. So I went back to Perth and into University. I was Nathan while on Bali and Flaxie in Oz. It was similar to living between two realities. Why did you choose Bali as your main base? My parents were part of that first wave, so I’m part of a great community. I have so many really good friends here. Whenever you come back nothing’s ever really changed. It’s still like when we were hanging out when we were twelve or thirteen years old. We are in this special place! As busy as I am, I still find time to break away and be on the beach and catch some waves. If it gets to be too much here, I just go away and come back. You realize it is all here for you. We are so lucky to be in such a vibrant economy and environment. It is really cool having a life here and one in Oz. It gives you perspective and makes you appreciate each place. I get inspired and energized when friends visit me and I see through their eyes. What are you doing professionally right now? I am a consultant; primarily for a unique villa company my friends put together. We work with an Australian company and I provide consulting to enhance the experience of visitors to Bali. There are so many villas here

now, but a lot of them do not know how to market themselves right. That is where I come in. As long as the villa is all legal, there is nothing to stop them making money if they are managed and marketed properly. I have spent two years of ten and twelve hour days, learning the fluctuations and projections of the high end holiday residence market, and how to improve on sustainability and yield, as well as maintaining a high quality product, which embraces the local culture. It is very competitive, but with my local knowledge and so many friends, here and abroad, I know what people expect when they arrive here. I help people get their villas and hotels marketed properly. When visitors come for the Bali experience, they want it to be a total experience. They do not want imported plastic wrapped food from China. We have so much high quality local products; such as foods, body products, and home accessories, which visitors greatly prefer over imports. All these details create a more sustainable and marketable product. I stay one step ahead by keeping informed. I love working with the diversity of people I come into contact with through my work. What is your long term goal? I want to buy a fat boat and sail around the world, have fun with my friends and surf! Then I want to give back and help people.

'I WANT TO BUY A FAT BOAT AND SAIL AROUND THE WORLD, HAVE FUN WITH MY FRIENDS AND SURF! THEN I WANT TO GIVE BACK AND HELP PEOPLE.' What do you see as the greatest challenge facing Bali right now? Even I am not good on the roads. The constant gridlock is stressful. Getting from one place to another has become so difficult. Every year at high season Bali decides to fix the roads.

And leave it half done because it is Idul Fitri. Yes, it is like clockwork. Take a break and leave the holes there. There is a slight lack of foresight in planning the infrastructure. The way Bali is right now, we need to get away from it to breathe. It is so toxic. No trees, no oxygen. My friends have a great surf spot in Roti (www.surfroti. com). You fish off the rocks. You got these waves going off. I see myself spending time there - back to basics, surf and nature. It is what brought us all here. ■

Thanks, Nathan. To find out more about his current project, visit Total Bali Villas (www.totalbali. com).

Karen Davis Chilean-born American, Karen Davis 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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faces of bali

Nyoman Jiwa the Woodcarver words & photo by David Metcalf


yoman Jiwa started learning the art of woodcarving from his grandfather when he was just 10 years old. A quiet, gentle man, this very talented artisan takes his role in life very seriously; dividing his wood carving into two distinct forms; business and art. The business aspect involves making cabinets, tables and chairs for private houses and villas and carving stone pieces for landscaping projects. Nyoman earns enough to feed his family and have a reasonable living, but his real woodcarving creativity is saved for special occasions such as cremation ceremonies or Odalan (temple ceremonies). Nyoman helps construct bades (cremation towers that carry the deceased person’s bones to the place where the cremation takes place), which assists the families of those who have died. He helps facilitate people whose time it is to move to the next world or Niskala.

When making a bade, Nyoman meditates to find inspiration from the Gods, which helps his creative inspiration and directs him to make something very special for the deceased family. Nyoman lives in Gianyer regency, the home of woodcarvers and the centre of the arts in Bali, with a long history of religious tradition where woodcarvers like Nyoman are highly revered. In the words of Louis Nizer, a famous British-born American lawyer, “A man who works with his hand is a labourer, a man who works with his hand and his brain is a craftsman, but a man who works with his hand, his brain and his heart, is an artist.” On this basis, I have no doubt that this humble gentleman is indeed an artist, with the combination of heart, hand and head, and I can only hope that his legacy will be passed down to the younger generation, as it has been in the past. ■

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


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A Bali Expat Aid Worker on Syria’s Frontline by John Bunnell

In a war context, there were unavoidable incidents that could jeopardize the security of our staff and patients. Physical changes were made to the hospital at the end of my mission to help solve these important problems. I was mostly involved in the practical aspect of security —training the watchmen, doing physical installations of the entrance to screen the people coming into the hospital and make it a gun-free zone. We set up an entrance where the staff and patients alike are screened before they entered the vicinity of the hospital. There are ‘layers of barriers’ or different stops before you could get inside— there’s one for mass casualty, for patient registration, and for the staff.

John Bunnell, a resident of Bali for nine years, went to war-ravaged Syria as a logistician for two and a half months, working in an undercover field hospital of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Border). Here he shares his experiences from the frontline.


ur field hospitals in Syria were ‘undercover’. Initially, we were running a hospital inside a cave, then it was moved into a non-functioning farm—a better location and we could adapt it to reduce the risk of shrapnel or mortar fire. When I got there, the field hospital was already operational, although in a rough way. There were always things that needed improvement and a constant threat that the entire hospital could be moved to another location on short notice. The look of the hospital inside is quite normal, although it was obvious it had to be made operational quickly. The same, old, inflatable operating theatre from the cave was used for sanitary and privacy issues. It also has emergency rooms, inpatient and outpatient departments, a very busy maternity ward, which we expanded, and even a mental health component. Helicopter drumming and shelling were fairly continuous in the “free” area in which we were working. That being

said, the hospital was never targeted, but you could hear the explosions at any time of the day or night; some being far worse than others. MSF was very adamant that every field worker coming to the project completely understood the situation they were getting into. It was an assignment in a war context in its purest form. We had war-wounded coming in fairly regularly, and some big mass casualties just before I arrived. That was our main focus to be prepared for. I went in as a LAF (Log/Admin/ Fin). I found the administrative part of the job to be cumbersome to the rest of my job. There were major changes in human resources (HR) that needed to be done that required a lot of attention. The decision was made to bring in an HR expert to give me some relief; making it possible for me to concentrate on pure logistics. Before the war, Syria was a developed nation, and a lot of our national staff were educated to a fair degree.

I was fortunate enough to have the help of some excellent national staff in my department towards the end of my mission. The actual compound of the hospital is not very big, so it was easy to get around. We also had two rental houses in the valley below, an outpatient department, three mobile clinics and a first-aid post that all needed attention. My duties entailed all aspects of regular MSF logistics, but I was told to focus on communication as a priority when I arrived. Communication was very tricky and too much time was spent in the pursuit of it. I believe this was well-addressed while I was there. Supply, surprisingly enough, worked out pretty well, relatively speaking. We could get some very simple things from the community—nails, cement, gravel, drums, and basic food items. The majority of medicines and other medical supplies were brought in legitimately through legal border crossings; other more normal items were

regularly moved across the border at a variety of crossings using a variety of means. All these required lots of good contacts and networks to ensure that we received the medicines and supplies quickly for the medical team to do their jobs. All of these movements, including the crossing of staff, were some of the most amazing I have seen in my life. Movements and crossings changed by the day and sometimes by the minute. I was amazed at how our staff pulled off these situations on a regular basis! In Syria, security was also on the top of the list of priorities. We had some unfortunate incidents where people came in with weapons. No one was harmed, but it was disturbing to say the least. This made us quickly look at how this needed to be corrected immediately. It is a basic ground rule of MSF projects worldwide that we will treat anyone who needs medical assistance, including soldiers or rebels, but all weapons must be left outside the MSF facility.

Daily security meetings were a key part of our days. The field coordinator and I, together with the medical focal point and security advisor, held daily meetings in the morning followed by another one which involved the whole team. On regular days, we met twice a day. On bad days we had many more! I have never experienced such comprehensive security meetings in any other mission. The security meetings are not only for staff safety, but also to prepare for what’s going to happen next—when are we expecting an influx of patients, what type of injuries we are expecting, who could work and handle patients’ cases, what’s needed, do we have enough supplies, are there going to be mass casualties or just a handful of wounded people. It was a very tough assignment because we were in a war. Even though it was one of my best missions ever, it was a very sad and horrible situation for Syria. I would go back if they asked me to, though. ■

John Bunnell John Bunnell has lived in Indonesia for 13 years; around nine years in Bali. He now lives in Pecatu in the Bukit in Bali. He has no plans to leave Indonesia.


BALI EXPAT­­ ­◆ 28th August – 10th September 2013

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30 Delectable Dishes by Intan Tanjung

In celebrating this 30th edition, I have put together a list of my 30 favourite foods found in Bali, from gold foie gras to sate kambing. Some of them are legendary foods, while others are only popular among locals. Bon appétit! 1. Ibu Oka’s Suckling Pig —Jalan Suweta, Ubud Ibu Oka’s suckling pig is the best babi guling of all. Unlike others that are quite tangy, this suckling pig is so rich, yet so fresh. 2. Foie Gras Gold —Ju Ma Na at Banyan Tree This shimmering carat created by the kitchen team of Ju-Ma-Na restaurant at Banyan Tree is actually a bar of foie gras covered with edible gold dust. 3. Teatro’s Snapper in Curry Sauce – Jalan Kayu Aya, Seminyak Serving a beautiful blend of coconut sauce and smoky fern, balanced with corn fritters, this quirky curry is a perfect example of East meets France. 4. Mejekawi’s Suckling Pig —Jalan Kayu Aya, Seminyak Cooked using the French technique, sous-vide, this elegant babi guling is served in rendang jus and traditional urap with smoked potato puree; crisp at first, then tender. 5. Glow’s Raw Lasagna —Como Shambhala Estate, Ubud Made with layers of raw tomato and zucchini with pesto sauce, this lasagna is not only beautiful, but is also very healthy. So far, this is the most delicious raw food I have ever had. 6. Soto Udang Pesmol—Sangkar Restaurant at Bulgari Resort Bali This Javanese soup is a mixture

of sweet and sour, with aromatic lemongrass, and has a rich character of coconut and the elegancy of the Bulgari brand. Very authentic. 7. Pork Ribs—Naughty Nuri’s, Ubud Despite its humble look, this Ubud legend is so tasty and succulent. No wonder it’s always full of people, day and night! 8. Iga Penyet - Warung Omahan, Jalan Uluwatu II, Jimbaran Not only is it delicious, this iga penyet is also cheap! At only Rp.25,000, this Jimbaran’s favourite iga penyet comes with rice, iceberg lettuce and cucumber, and not-too-hot sambal. 9. Sirloin steak—Eatwell, Jalan Raya Seminyak Served with blue cheese, spinach crème sauce and gratin potatoes, this 200gr sirloin steak really made my tongue dance! The best thing is the price, at only Rp.75,000. 10. Bebek Betutu—Murni's Warung, Ubud This authentic Balinese cuisine is beautifully served with yellow cone rice, Balinese urap, and pretty garnishes. I can taste the complexity of the Balinese seasoning bumbu genep in this, one of Murni’s most popular dishes. 11. Salad Combination—Alchemy, Jalan Penestanan, Ubud This salad is far from boring. They let you pick a combination of vegetables, toppings and different delicious dressings for only Rp.35,000! 12. Bakudapa Sop Buntut, Jalan Champlung Tanduk, Seminyak Best to eat after clubbing, the beef is tender and the soup refreshing enough to cure a hangover. 13. Burrito—Sari Organik, Ubud This burrito is made of organic ingredients, so fresh and delicious. And what makes it different to


other burritos in Bali is the tranquil atmosphere of the surrounding rice fields.

pedas version is still hot—don’t try if you can’t handle chilli!

14. Bibimbab—Hungry Go Go, Jalan Danau Poso, Sanur Hungry Gogo serves an authentic version of this Korean nasi campur, mixing six vegetables, chicken and egg with a unique Korean sambal. Difficult to describe—you must try it yourself!

20. Swedish Meatball—Alleycats, Poppies Lane II, Legian, Kuta Known as a favourite spot for newlygrads, Alley Cat’s popular Swedish mix of onion and minced beef balls comes in a very humble facade, served only with gravy and mashed potato, but in a generous portion, and very tasty.

15. Babi Asap—Kamandhani, Renon, Denpasar Smoked on coffee wood then grilled with BBQ sauce, this succulent babi asap is served with rice or potato wedges, and a small portion of salad.

21. Roasted Duck—Laota, Jalan Raya Kuta, Kuta Sliced to a mouthful, this super yummy and super soft duck meat is best to eat with their special rainbow porridge.

16. Rendang Bakpao—Merah Putih Restaurant, Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak Serving rendang in a soft bakpao bun is a very creative idea. I was so surprised with the authenticity of the rendang in this restaurant after learning that the chef is Australian.

22. Hungary Goulash—BOW, Jalan Batu Belig, Kerobokan At first I think it will taste like English beef stew, but it wasn’t. The flavour is similar like rendang, deep and full of spices, but it’s also crisp and fresh. Good for both lunch and dinner.

17. Curry Mie—Warung Chili— Taman Griya I am in love with this curry noodle and stop at this warung regularly for lunch. This noodle is served in a Japanese-style, thick curry sauce with carrot and minced chicken, and sprinkled with spring onion. 18. Gurami Pesmol—Pondok Tempoe Doeloe/IBC I recently discovered this dish on my search of the best Indonesian foods in Bali. A perfect sweet and sour sauce of lemongrass, turmeric and tomato meet the crispy and tender gurami fish. 19. Nasi Ayam—Ibu Oki, Jalan Uluwatu II, Jimbaran This super hot Balinese chicken rice comes with centrepiece rice, steam vegetables in coconut shreds (lawar), peanuts, ayam betutu and chicken cooked in many styles. Even the non-

hungry gogo

23. Okonomiyaki—Warung Omahan, Jalan Uluwatu II, Jimbaran This is a Japanese-style pancake, filled with cabbage and minced beef, topped with fish meat and seaweed flakes, mayonnaise, and a special sauce. This is made in a perfect size for me. 24. Balinese Baby Pork—Sakala, Jalan Pratama, Tanjung Benoa This chef’s special is braised for 48 hours vacuum-style and then grilled and served with crispy skin, lentil, and bourguignon sauce. 25. Nasi Ayam Betutu—Warung Liku, Jalan Nakula, Kuta Warung Liku allows diners to enjoy the outdoor breeze, and serves authentic nasi ayam betutu that is

far less spicy compared to others, with a perfect combination of Balinese herbs and spices. 26. Thai Red Curry Seafood— Kat's Kitchen, Jalan Uluwatu II, Jimbaran Kat’s Kitchen offers fusion Thai foods, but this Red Curry tastes so authentic, refreshing and very creamy, with generous amounts of seafood. Their fish cake is the best I’ve ever tasted! 27. Sate and Gulai Kambing —bypass (near Taman Griya, Jimbaran) Although it’s a bit watery, this gulai kambing offers complex flavours of spices, and tastes much better when accompanied with their satay. 28. Sop Buntut—Dulang Café, Kuta Square This heritage cuisine is cooked for a day, resulting in a thick and savoury soup. Pour the soup over the big oxtail and rice, and you’ve got a delicious homemade traditional food loved by most Indonesians. 29. Arugula Salad—Sundara at Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay This salad reveals a beautiful mix of the peppery flavour of arugula mixed with pear, and a sweet and sour taste from preserved lemon, pecorino and crunchy almond. 30. Eggs Benedict—Anomali Coffee Their salmon eggs Benedict is quite large, creamy and delicious. Match it with a cup of Mandailing coffee for a perfect brunch. ■

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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Indecent Exposure by Eamonn Sadler


ireman David Bird was a miserable bloke at the best of times, but he looked even more miserable than usual as he climbed out of his car in the fire station car park on this particular Monday morning. “Morning Earl!” I greeted him with a big smile and a simultaneous gladto-be-alive slap on the back. “You look like you lost a tenner and found fifty pence.” He gave me a withering look. “Yeah something like that”, he said as he strode away. (We called him “Earl”, short for “Early”, not so much because his family name was “Bird” but more because, ironically, he was almost always late for everything.) I wondered what his problem was as I

made my way to the locker room to prepare for the morning parade. When I got to the locker room, Earl was banging about in his locker like a petulant teenager; throwing stuff onto shelves and huffing and puffing while the rest of the Blue Watch crew ignored him and exchanged lighthearted banter. When he was done, he slammed his locker shut, locked it purposefully and made a dramatic exit. “What’s her problem?” Scotty Gallagher asked nobody in particular. “I don’t know”, I said. “He was like that when he arrived this morning. His wife’s just dropped so maybe he’s not getting any sleep.” Earl’s wife had just delivered their first baby the week before and most of the guys had been through the same experience so a chorus of empathetic grunts filled the room.

On parade each man answered, “Here!” loud and clear as his name was called out until it came to Earl, who just grunted almost inaudibly. The Sub Officer looked straight at him and repeated his name. “Fireman Bird, are you here?” Earl had his cap on the back of his head and he was staring blankly into space and standing loosely at attention. “Here”, he said with an almost suicidal tone. “Well I can see your body’s here, but it looks like your brain’s gone AWOL”, the Sub Officer fired back. “I’ll put half a tick shall I?” He sighed heavily and shook his head as he inserted a dramatic and elaborate tick next to Earl’s (real) name. The parade was dismissed and everyone made their way back to the locker room to change into work uniform. Soon after he got there, Earl found himself surrounded. “What’s wrong with you, Earl?” Scotty Gallagher asked. “Is your wife giving you grief at home or what?”

Earl was reluctant, but eventually he spat out what the problem was. “Yeah she is”, he said, “and it’s all because of you bas***ds.” He could see we had no idea what he was talking about so he added sarcastically, “My camera? Remember?” Then we remembered. About three weeks before that, Earl, a keen amateur photographer, had gone home and left his very expensive top-of-the-range Nikon camera on top of his locker. Not wishing to miss a chance to cause mischief, a few of us had borrowed the camera and taken some choice photographs of our own as a joke hoping to embarrass Earl when he got the film developed. In those pre-digital days, cameras used “film” which needed to be professionally developed, and Earl’s camera had about half of the 36 exposures left (if you’re confused, Google it or ask your Granddad). We only took three or four photos so Earl wouldn’t notice, then we put the

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camera back on top of his locker and he collected it the next day without suspecting anything. Nobody said a word and we all forgot about it. Unfortunately, a couple of weeks later, Earl’s wife borrowed the camera to take some shots of their new baby. She finished the roll of film and took it to be developed. When she collected the photographs, she eagerly opened the envelope while still in the shop, impatient to see the pictures of her new daughter. To her horror she also found our pictures – all taken in a shower cubicle with lots of soapy male buttocks, hairy nipples and strategically placed hands but no faces visible. She looked up to see the shop staff giving her very disapproving looks. This happened on the Saturday before Earl showed up at work looking so miserable and he had spent the weekend sleeping on the couch and trying to convince his wife he hadn’t turned gay while she was pregnant. Happy 30th issue! ■


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Sanur Village Festival (SVF) VIII is set to be held from 24-28 September 2013 at Maisonette Inna Grand Bali Beach Hotel. This annual event promises usual fun and cultural programs as well as introducing new activities, among them Koi fish competition, fun run, and tree planting as part of environmental acts done within Sanur area.

You will have the opportunity to photograph a variety of wildlife in the Borneo jungle including a visit to a private island to see the orangutans by special arrangement, take a four day houseboat trip and cruise up the river visiting Dayak villages, enjoy a special performance of Dayak music and dance and photograph the stunning sunsets in the wetlands as the native hornbills sweep across the sky. In Bali, we will capture the first light on the volcanoes, experience the colour and vibrancy of over 100 Balinese dancers and gamelan players who perform exclusively for our group in an ancient village near Ubud, capture the colourful birdlife of Indonesia and the cheeky, playful long-tailed macaque monkeys, travel back in time to West Bali to see the colourful Bugis boats sail into the harbour with their morning catch, photograph the unique and exhilarating Negara buffalo races in the rice fields, catch beautiful sunsets over the Indian Ocean, visit ancient timeless temples and photograph dramatic verdant green terraced rice fields. Accommodation is in 4-star hotels and safety is paramount. This amazing tour will fill up quickly, so please contact Dave to secure your place and register your interest. E-mail: Phone: 081 113 312 55

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Sunday Market Sanur Sunday Market Sanur will be starting a regular sunday market at Sand Restaurant in Sanur. Commencing Sunday 11th August and running every sunday thereafter, from 9am - 3pm We are hoping this to be a fantastic community event. We have many exciting brands joining us such as the Natural Light Candle Company for handmade candles, fashion by Saintropez, Gosto, Mr and Mrs Wardrobe and many more, as well as fresh produce, such as organic vegetables, Cashews & Granola by East Bali Cashews, Homemade jams by Confiture Michéle, Freshly made Tortillas and Nachos by El Sombrero, home made pastas by Alfred Pasta and the list goes on. It also promises to be a great event for families, situated on a large grassy area, perfect for children to run around, and providing activities such as face

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Bali Expat – Issue 30 – The 30th Issue  

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

Bali Expat – Issue 30 – The 30th Issue  

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