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For thousands of years our ancestors crafted the art of Takesumi for purification, healing and longevity. In our modern world, the relevance of Takesumi, also known as activated bamboo charcoal, has never been greater. Where pollution, electromagnetic radiation and impurities threaten our health on a daily basis, the time tested regenerative application of Takesumi has never been more important.

In medieval China, Korea and Japan, every village would have a Takesumi producer. Farmers and Kings alike would use this ‘black diamond’ to purify water, heal infections and reduce the acidity in food and drink. It is no coincidence that the life expectancies in these areas were some of the longest in the world at the time.

Modern science has confirmed the remarkable absorption qualities of Takesumi. Not only does its intricate porous structure enable a vast surface area for microbial storage, its charged nature actually attracts particles into it—like a natural vacuum. Whether in the air, water or the human body, microbial and toxic particles are adsorbed, stored and neutralized within it.

In our age fascinated by quick fixes and the latest technology, the ancient tradition of kiln fired bamboo stands out.

Where you can find Takesumi products in Bali: Campur Asia - Dijon - Divine Goddess - Down to Earth - Sardine Restaurant Mr Spoon bakeries - Soma Ubud - Baobab - Choupette Canggu - Bambooku Ubud Bambooku Kerobokan.

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Website: BaliMarketplaceMagazine Contributors: AnneMarie Comoretto Rick Pursell Jonathan Matthews Virginia Entizne Rodney Holt


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AMBULANCE : 118 FIRE DEPARTMENT : 113 POLICE : 110 SEARCH & RESCUE : 111 / 115 / 151


AUSTRALIA Jl. Tantular 32, Renon – Denpasar (0361) 241 118

JAPAN Jl. Raya Puputan No. 170, Renon (0361) 227 628

CANADA & NEW ZEALAND Jl. Subak Sari No. 10, Canggu, Kuta Utara (0361) 844 6456

MALAYSIA AlamKulKul Resort, Jl. Pantai Kuta, Legian, (0361) 752 520

BRAZIL Taman Brawa, Jl. Subak Sari 10, Tibubeneng, Canggu, Kuta Utara Badung, Bali. 80361 (0361) 844 6456 Emergency - 081 999 477 552

MEXICO Puri Astina Bld, Jl. Prof. Moh. Yamin No. 1A, Renon – Denpasar (0361) 223 366

BALI GOVERNMENT TOURISM OFFICE Jl. Supratman, Niti Mandala, Renon, Denpasar (0361) 222 387

CZECH REPUBLIC Jl. Pengembak 17 , Sanur (0361). 286 465

UBUD TOURIST INFORMATION SERVICE Jl. Raya Ubud, Gianyar (0361) 96 285, 973 285 8 am-9 pm

DENMARK Jl By Pass Ngurah Rai No. 852 Dps 80221 –Bali (0361) 821 69 79

MEDICAL CARE BIMC HOSPITAL (International) Kawasan BTDC Blok D, Nusa Dua 80363 (0361) 3000 911 SILOAM HOSPITAL (International) Jl. Sunset Road No. 818, Kuta, Badung, Bali (0361) 779 900

FRANCE Jl. Umalas 1, Kerobokan (0361) 473 0834 GERMANY Jl. Pantai Karang No. 17, Sanur (0361) 288 535 HUNGARY - Marintur Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 219, Sanur (0361) 287 701

RUMAH SAKIT UMUM PUSAT SANGLAH (General Hospital) Jl. Diponegoro, Sanglah, Denpasar (0361) 227 911/15

ITALY Lotus Enterprise Building, Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai, Jimbaran (0361) 701 005

NETHERLANDS Jl. Raya Kuta No. 127, Kuta (0361) 761 502 SPAIN Jl. Raya Sanggingan, Ubud (0361) 975 736 SWEDEN & FINLAND c/o Hotel Segara Village Jl. Segara Ayu, Sanur (0361) 288407 SWITZERLAND & AUSTRIA Jl. Ganetri No. 9 D 80235 Denpasar, Bali (0361) 878 4343 USA Jl. Hayam Wuruk 310, Tanjung Bungkak, Denpasar (0361) 233 605

Information correct as at 1 st June 2015


UNITED KINGDOM Jl. Mertasari No. 2, Sanur (0361) 270 601






Changing cash for Indonesian Rupiah will give you the best exchange rate. Withdrawing cash with your debit or credit card often will yield a less favourable rate plus a withdrawal charge on top. Beware of unscrupulous money exchangers offering, what appears a wonderful exchange rate. At best, there will be an undisclosed charge (always ask before handing over your money) or you may find yourself the victim of magical slight of hand. Ask at your hotel or a trusted expat where to go.

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There are ceremonies happening every month all over Bali. Roads in tourist areas such as Kuta can often be closed to allow ceremonial processions. Enjoy the visually exciting and colouful events and treat them with the upmost respect. Observers are cheerfully welcomed by the Balinese but they will not tolerate undue interference or disrespect. Try to learn some phrases in Bahasa while you are here, the words for thank you and simple phrases that will help you buy in shops and order in restaurants.


Motorcycle riders and their passengers must wear a correctly fastened and approved helmets. Fines may be imposed for non-compliance. In the event of an accident, foreigners may be assumed to be at fault and expected to make financial restitution to all other parties. You must also be in the possession of an international driving license. Failure to produce one if you are stopped by the police will result in an on the spot penalty fine or an appearance at court. The roads can be dangerous, be vigilant.


A word of caution to all. The law in Bali is unequivocal when it comes to the use of or possession of illegal drugs - YOU are in big trouble so DO NOT do it. Your embassy or consulate will not offer you much in the way of assistance if you are caught smuggling drugs into Bali, caught with drugs in your possession whilst here in or appear to be under the influence (they can and will blood test you). You will find yourself in prison and you can be prosecuted for the death sentence if the intent is considered to supply.




Buddhism Buddhism started with the Buddha. The word ‘Buddha’ is a title, which means ‘one who is awake’ — in the sense of having ‘woken up to reality’. The Buddha was born as Siddhartha Gautama in Nepal around 2,500 years ago. He did not claim to be a god or a prophet. He was a human being who became “Enlightened”, understanding life in the deepest way possible. Buddhism in Indonesia Buddhism is recognized as one of six official religions in Indonesia, along with Islam, Christianity (Protestantism and Catholicism), Hinduism and Confucianism. According to the 2000 national census, roughly 0.8% of the total citizens of Indonesia were Buddhists and numbered around 1.7 million. Buddhism is the second oldest religion in Indonesia after Hinduism, arriving around the second century. The history of Buddhism in Indonesia is closely related to the history of Hinduism, as a number of empires influenced by Indian culture were established around the same period. The arrival of Buddhism in the Indonesian archipelago started with the trading activity that began in the early part of the first century on the maritime “Silk Road” between Indonesia and India. Hari Waisak Hari Waisak (or ‘Vesak’) is an Indonesian Public Holiday and commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha. Buddhists celebrate Waisak by praying and giving thanks, and by making a special effort to bring happiness to those less fortunate: such as the poor, the handicapped and the sick. To this day, Buddhists will distribute gifts in cash and kind to various charities In Bali, “Brahma Vihara Arama Buddhist Monastery” is the perfect place to experience the magic of a serene Buddhist Monastery. Located near Lovina, it is perched on the slope of a hill with breathtaking views overlooking the sea and the countryside.

RAMADHAN - WEDNESDAY JUNE 17th - JULY 17th RAMADHAN Ramadhan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. That doesn’t mean September. This year, 2015, it will begin on June 17th and end on July 17th. The Islamic year has twelve lunar months, totalling 355 days. Each month starts on a new moon. This means that Ramadhan begins about 10 days earlier each year (compared with the Gregorian Calendar used in the West). The Islamic New Year also advances by 10 days per year. The current Islamic year 1436 began on October 24th, 2014 and will end on October 14th, 2015. WHAT HAPPENS DURING RAMADHAN? Muslims mark Ramadhan by fasting each day from sunrise to sunset. This is a strict fast - no food and no drink of any sort, not even water. It is hard for smokers, because that too is disallowed, as is any sexual activity while fasting. The faithful rise early in the morning and take a meal, “Suhoor”, before dawn and first prayers. Their next meal is called “Iftar” and is taken after the sunset prayer. Within the faith, exceptions are made for the old and sick, young children and pregnant and nursing mothers. Throughout Ramadhan, families get together to share food and company in the evenings and night-time, and the emphasis is always on reflection, prayer and charity. Ramadhan is not a commercialised event. LEBARAN (EID UL FITR) At the end of the month of Ramadhan is the Eid ul Fitr festival. Lebaran (also “Idul Fitri”) is a prominent name for “Eid ul Fitr” in Indonesia. The Arabic language is perhaps the most difficult and complicated in the world, therefore, many Muslims prefer to use the term ‘Lebaran’ instead. It lasts for two days in Indonesia, although the government can also declare bank holidays before and after. It is a joyful and harmonious festival for Muslims. In Indonesia people greet each other by saying ‘Selamat Idul Fitri’.


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EDITORIAL Bali Marketplace is proud to announce the launch of our new website. All past articles will be available online; from day 1 until now and you will be able to sell or buy second hand goods FOR FREE in our ultra easy to use classifieds section. Advertising your services will also be possible and unlike common social media, your classifieds (and pictures) will remain active for a much longer period of time. Turn to page 10 for more details.

There are some exciting events being held in June. The inargual “Ubud Food Festival” begins on June 5th and promises to be a food lovers’ delight, see page 16. A huge and very much under reported festival takes place in Denpasar each June. From June 13th to July 11th you can witness a Balinese cultural extravaganza at the “2015 Bali Arts Festival”. You can read on page 18 what kind of an experience awaits you. On page 15, Jonathan Matthews writes about his experience at CasCades

SYM is honoured to release the new generation of GTS models. Apart from the standard "eye-brow" shaped headlights lights, the new fog lights increase security and the indicators have been moved to the rear-view mirrors for a more modern and fashionable design. There are also many new devices including features to keep you warm on those odd occasions that it becomes a little bit cold here in Bali but become very useful if you are driving to colder climates. No matter where you ride the GTS 250, your journey will be comfortable!

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restaurant – one of Bali’s premier establishments. June also see’s the start of the “Copa América” which will be held in Chile. A must watch footballing festival for those that love the game. On page 19 is a schedule of televised matches. Ramadhan also begins in June (see page 6) and many Muslims from all over Indonesia that live in Bali will be observing the strict fasting protocols.

Elsewhere in the magazine, on page 8, Rodney Holt, founder of the Bali Sports Foundation (BSF) writes about “Wheelchair Rugby” and on page 9, read the latest news from one of Bali’s fastest growing clubs – Par 5 Golf Club which offers fantastic deals for its members.

Rick Pursell writes another thought provoking story – “Challenging Times” on page 22 and you can check out what fate has in store for you with our monthly horoscope.

The only authorised SYM dealer in Bali is now open





Bali, Indonesian and South East Asia Wheelchair Rugby (WR) took a big step forward with the SE Asian Wheelchair Rugby Workshop and tournament in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in April. Bali Sports Foundation sent its WR rep team, which handled itself well. Wheelchair rugby is a sport for those with cervical spinal injury and was designed by combining the elements of handball, wheelchair basketball, and rugby with a lot contact between wheelchairs. Started in Canada in 1977, this sport was played between the disabled with quadriplegia (Cervical spinal injury). Today, it continues its explosive growth centering on America, Canada, Australia and European countries and in Asia including now Indonesia. Following,its participation in the 2014 Asian Para games,Indonesia is now part of the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation family with other developing nations in the Asia-Oceania Zone. Following the Malaysian tour, Bali Sports Foundation inaugurated the Bali Wheelchair Rugby Club Championshipo with 4 clubs on May 9th: • • • •

South East Asian Wheelchair

Denpasar Demons Singaraja Lions Ubud Highlanders Jimabaran Jets

The club championship will be held over the next 3 months, culminating in the finals on July 18th. Following the final,the national team will be selected to face Malaysia, Thailand, Australia Development in the Bali 4’s on July 23rd-26th. The Bali 4’s will held at the Bali International School, all welcome.

Rugby Tournament in Kuala Lumpur

Jimbaran Jets

Ubud Highlanders

Rodney Holt Founder Bali Sports Foundation

Singaraja Lions

“sports changes lives”

Providing sports for youth with the following disabilities: Wheelchair Basketball - Amputee,Para & Polio Wheelchair Rugby - CP,Amputee and Quad Powerlifing - Amputee,Polio and Blind Wheelchair Shooting - Amputee & Polio Special Needs Swimming - all disabilities Para Sailing - Amputee,Polio and Para


Disabled Lawn Balls - Amputee,Polio,Para Deaf Mute Eskrima - Deaf Mute Pararchery - Amputee & Polio Boccia - Severe CP Blind Judo - Blind Goalball - Blind

2015 BSF EVENTS (more to come) • June 7th-8th 2nd Friendly Games • July 5th

6th Bali Ocean Swim

• July 22nd-26th

Bali 4's International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament

• July 24th-26th

3rd Bali Para Games

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09 “FUN SOCIAL GOLF” PAR 5 CLUB Once again, May continued to be very busy for Par 5 Club with many new members signing up. We now have people on our books from all around the world including: Sweden, Peru, India, Japan, Zimbabwe and even one who claims to be from Disneyland, to name just a few. During the past month, the fourth round of our club championship was held at Nirwana over a 2 day period. The fifth round was held on one of our special “Away Events” at the Mountainview Golf Course in Bandung, Java. This was completed over a 3 day period with the first round simply being a practice round. All members thoroughly enjoyed each of the events and as you can see from the “Leader Board”, there have been some “movers and shakers”. We are now preparing for our next round at Nirwana Golf Course in Tanahlot, for 23 – 24 June. The Club Championship Series is based on 9, two-day Stroke play competitions, with members required to play in at least 3 events to qualify for the champions’ title. This year’s remaining events will be played in Jakarta, Yogyakarta with 3 more scheduled for Nirwana. There are still spaces available so if anyone is interested in joining us, contact the Par 5 Club at: for details.

The Par 5 Club Bandung Group

The ladies take the prizes from Single Malt Bar & Meja Kitchen

A THOUGHT FROM A MEMBER Isn’t golf amazing? There is you against the ball. There is you against the course. There is you against the sun, the rain and the wind. There is also you against your spouse, desperately trying to convince her/him that spending your life savings on the golf course really makes a lot more sense than putting money away for a rainy day or into the kid’s college fund. And yes, you can dress funny and get away with it. And then you go out there and you encounter all those like-minded people who would otherwise just be strangers in a bar that you would never dream

about talking to. Especially if they turn up at a bar dressed like they do when going out on the golf course! The next thing you know, you’re involved in a golf club and these similarly clownesque clad people step forward and say “Hey, I may have something I’d like to share with my golfing buddies!” And then it begins... BALI BEACH GOLF COURSE, SANUR Fridays are always fun days at Bali Beach (tee time 12 noon), a Texas Scramble Tournament is again on the cards to be organised at a date yet to be confirmed. Come along any Friday and join in with our weekly competitions – this course is very challenging, even for low handicap players. NEW KUTA GOLF The Par 5 Club recently entered a team in the New Kuta Golf World Charity Tournamant. We were not particularly successful but enjoyed supporting NKG and their nominated charities with a reasonable amount of funds raised. Our Club days are held every 2nd Thursday with a 1.30pm tee-time – (refer to the calendar of events for the relevant details). Par 5 Club members get very competitive green fee rates at all our club events HOW TO JOIN PAR 5 CLUB IN A FEW SIMPLE STEPS:

1. Register by email at 2. Membership Fee only IDR. 990,000 3. Attend a Par 5 Club event 4. Have Fun Check out Par 5 Club on Facebook

PAR 5 CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 2015 LEADER BOARD TOP 20 PLAYERS 1. Tony F. 2. Sven K. 3. Patrick G. 4. Charles H.P. 5. Paul C. 6. John P. 7. Mick B. 8. David J. 9. Trevor Q. 10. Kim Y.H. 11. Paul H. 12. Bundo K. 13. Jim H. 14. Steven V.L. 15. Gérard M. 16. Mark W. 17. Ron B. 18. Tosh D. 19. Norm K. 20. Tim W.

TOTAL POINTS AFTER ROUND 5 24.00 14.00 13.50 13.25 12.50 12.00 11.50 11.00 10.50 9.00 8.50 8.00 7.25 6.00 5.75 5.50 5.50 5.50 4.50 4.50

Tuesday 2 June - TUESDAY CLUBDAY at NIRWANA BALI GC – Tee-off 1pm Thursday 4 June - THURSDAY CLUBDAY at NEW KUTA GC – Tee-off 1pm Friday 5 June - FRIDAY CLUBDAY at BALI BEACH GC – Tee-off 12pm Tuesday 9 June - ​TUESDAY CLUBDAY at NIRWANA BALI GC – Tee-off 1pm


NIRWANA BALI GOLF COURSE Every Tuesday, Par 5 Club have a reserved tee time of 1pm with a semi-shotgun start for our regular Stableford competition. The course is in spectacular condition, with the greens having been recently dressed and are once again, true and slick. Par 5 Club members are very lucky at Nirwana to also receive special discounts for food and beverages at the Golfers Terrace bar, as well as our usual discounted green fees.


Friday 12 June - FRIDAY CLUBDAY at BALI BEACH GC – Tee-off 12pm Tuesday 16 June - TUESDAY CLUBDAY at NIRWANA BALI GC – Tee-off 1pm Thursday 18 June - THURSDAY CLUBDAY at NEW KUTA GC – Tee-off 1pm Friday 19 June - FRIDAY CLUBDAY at BALI BEACH GC – Tee-off 12pm Tuesday 23 June - ​P5C Championship Series ROUND 6 at NIRWANA BALI GC – DAY 1 Wednesday 24 June - P ​ 5C Championship Series ROUND 6 at NIRWANA BALI GC – DAY 2 Friday 26 June - FRIDAY CLUBDAY at BALI BEACH GC – Tee-off 12pm Tuesday 30 June - TUESDAY CLUBDAY at NIRWANA BALI GC – Tee-off 1pm SPECIAL MEMBER GOLF RATES & PRIVILIGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

P5C thanks the following sponsors:

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The next issue will celebrate Bali Marketplace’s 2nd anniversary. For this occasion and any day soon now, we will be launching our new website. All past articles will be available online; from day 1 until now. You will find our recommended places to eat as well as the now famous Jonathan Matthews’ restaurant reviews… This is much more than a simple digital version of the hard copy, you will also find blogs for all the different sections of the magazine and useful information will be available for both tourists and expats alike (places to go, emergency numbers, consulates…). All this will be at your fingertips but the main reason why you should make one of your favorite websites to regularly visit is that you will be able to sell or buy second hand goods FOR FREE. Advertising your services will also be possible and unlike common social media, your classifieds (and pictures) will remain active for a much longer period of time. Others will be able to reach you very easily and you can manage all your classifieds in seconds with a very user-friendly system. The system uses Responsive Design for an enhanced experience; so whether you are using a laptop, a tablet or a phone, the layout automatically adjusts to fit to the size of your screen. Registering couldn’t be simpler: either you register directly through your facebook account or fill in few bits of information on the website to get started. From there you can easily manage all your information, classifieds and pictures. Create you account now and start enjoying the new


The rapid increase of website owners in the 21st century has seen many significant changes in website design. Many business owners are competing to create better websites to enhance their brand image. Those that already have one will also want to update/redesign their websites to the latest design, particularly using the currently in trend “responsive design”. Perhaps some people who don’t follow the development of web technology do not understand what Responsive Web Design (RWD) actually is. RWD is a website design that automatically customizes the appearance of a website based on the screen size and orientation of the gadget in use. This design includes the use of flexible grids and layouts, images and CSS media queries, because laptop users are increasingly switching to tablets and smart-phones as their preferred browsing tool. In other words, the website should have the technology that automatically responds to the user’s preference based on the screen resolution of the gadgets in use. Some research estimates that in the year 2016, tablets and smartphone users in developed countries will reach the figure of 359.3 million, and users in some developing countries will only add to that number. With the growth of tablet and smart-phone users, there will be more and more people accessing the Internet with their gadgets. So, as said above, with the rapid increase of mobile internet users and smart-phone sales, RWD is a design that fits perfectly with this development. Using RWD design can allow visitors to read articles BALI MARKETPLACE

or to access any page of your website. These are some of the benefits of using RWD: 1. 2. 3. 4.

Increased website visitors who use tablets or mobile phones. Only one Content Management System for both website and mobile site. Improve Search Engine Optimization. Save time and money in mobile web development.


(+62)361 5570918 (+62)361 7900018 Jl.Suli No.170, Gatot Subroto, Denpasar, Bali - Indonesia

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RECOMMENDED PLACES TO EAT Bali has a truly global choice of tastes and there are so many wonderful places to eat and drink; from Indonesian, Oriental and Japanese cuisine to French, Italian and German – and everything and much more in-between. We hope this guide will help steer you in the right direction on your gastronomic tour of Bali. Each restaurant advertised has been visited by our staff at Bali Marketplace and has passed our ‘’Recommended” test, that the food and service is of both high standard and hygiene, whether it be a fine dining establishment or somewhere more informal and relaxed. Let us know about your experience at any of these restaurants.

Jl. Nakula No. 88, Sunset Road, Kuta. q +62 361 8822 000 E

Enjoy tantalising dishes and prawns cooked in every way imaginable while sitting in a private Balinese Bale uniquely positioned on a vast fish pond.

IZE Hotel Jl. Kayu Aya, No. 68, Seminyak. q +62 361 8466997 E

The Meja restaurant at Bali’s hippest new hotel is full of Balinese favourites and innovative European dishes, all created and served with passion by our IZE kitchen team.

SASA’ Italian Restaurant Pizzeria Caffetteria Banjar Anyar No.25 Kerobokan q +62 361 847 5321 E

A hidden gem of a sushi cafe, offering a large selection of Japanese cuisine and conveniently, well thought-out set menus. Great value, very satisfying.

BAR - RESTAURANT - PIZZA Indonesian Mediterranean Cuisine Jalan Raya Seminyak No.63, Seminyak - Bali q +62 361 730 454 E

Extensive menu - Pasta, Pizza, Seafood, Salads, Burgers, kids and Specialities together with a cocktail bar make this perfect for families or couples.

Jl. Raya Basangkasa No. 26, Seminyak. q +62 859 3549 3484 E

Jl. Raya Legian No. 463, Kuta. q +62 361 755 921 E

Asian Eatery heavily based on Vietnamese cooking with romantic French bistrot dining décor, we believe in providing only the best dining experiences.

A good spot to call in for a quick bite with benches overlooking the main street and friendly waiters that make you feel welcome. The Pad Thai is simply delicious.

With 9 years dealing cooking. Already in Oberoi. Jl. Arjuna No. 10X (66 Road), Seminyak. q (+62 361) 744 7615 / 474 1460 E

In this traditional Italian restaurant guests can find a large variety of Pasta, Pizza, Salads, Cocktails, Cake and much more.

Jalan Legian, Kuta, Bali. q +62 361 761151

Roast Pork (Schweinebraten), Vienna Schnitzel, Rolled Beef (Roulade) with Red Cabbage and Bread Dumplings, all homemade under the supervision of German Chefs.

Jl. Kayu Aya. 117 Seminyak Kuta / Bali. q +62 361 716 23 25

Jl. Petitenget No.6 Kerobokan. q +62 361 4737 888 q +62 361 4730 777 q +62 811 393 0040 E E

Treat yourself to an entirely sensory fine dining experience. Sample a symphony of flavourful wit. Enjoy a welcome reprieve overlooking beautiful Bali rice fields.

A vintage restaurant, lounge & bar - is original, quirky, delicious and very ‘fairytale’. Offering a mix of Asian & French bistrot food.

Warung VIKA Home made Indo/Western Food

Jl. Raya Seminyak No. 17 A, Bali. q (+62 361) 732571 / 732567 E

Pantarei means ‘everything flows’. A unique selection of Greek & Mediterranean dishes with. Specialty wines and liquor to excite your five senses.


Jalan.Taman Sari No.100, Kerobokan. (Behind BPC City Hotel) q +62 838 7235 5900

A friendly, clean and popular Indonesian Warung with a western influence. The Indonesian buffet is impressive and inexpensive and there is western menu too making this an ideal place to relax and have a few drinks.

Jl. Mertanadi 68, Kerobokan, Bali. q +62 361 735 191 n 0859 3614 1027 E

Ticks all the right boxes for perfect spare ribs: falls off the bone; delicious marinades and large portions. The local smoked duck is a must taste!

"Come for lunch, stay for dinner" Jl Raya Semer, Kerobokan. q +62 813 3892 0430

The Flying Cook is Bali's first "Kid Friendly" Sports Bar with the unique concept of a kids Cubbyhouse located on the premises. They use the term "Casual Dining" to describe their expansive menu.

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Jl.Jalan Kartika - Kuta, KartikaPlaza Plaza, Kuta, 80361Bali. Bali Opposite Discovery Shopping MallMall) (opposite Discovery Shopping Phone: +62 361 758128 / 758129 q +62 361 758128 / 758129 E: E W:

The menu, together with amazing cocktails and great live music makes for a memorable holiday dining experience that will have you coming back for more!

Jl. Raya Semer No.29, Kerobokan. q +62 361 84 99 335 n +62 816 57 02 64 E

Presenting genuine French cuisine using the best products available in Bali, personally selected for their natural quality and authenticity at prices everyone can afford.

Advertise Your Restaurant Or Bar With Bali Marketplace And Reach Out To Tourists And Ex-pats Alike We Offer Great Deals And Packages We Can Help You With Graphic Design We Can Help you With Advertising And Promotional Language We Want To Be Your Partner In Advertising Success

Jl.Gunung Salak Utara no.33, Kerobokan q +62 361 8361797 E

Chicken on Fire is a roast Chicken joint in Kerobokan. It's a great spot to chill out and relax. They specialise in Roast Chickens, wings, salads, pies. There is an outdoor terrace and free pool table at the back and cold beer at hand.

Jalan Yoga Perkanthi, Jimbaran. q +62 361 708 066 E

Diners are treated to a very special gourmet discovery free from pretension or hefty price tags. Tapas, cocktails and desserts with a unique twist.


Pignou Di Penyu

Jalan Hanoman 44, Ubud. q +62 361 780 3801 E

Centrally located and competitively priced. French-trained Chef Adi prides himself on Mediterranean and vegetarian fare and his fabulous desserts.

Jl. Uluwatu No. 39, Jimbaran - Bali. q +62 361 704 945 E

Balique is an original eatery found in Jimbaran that pays homage to all the best of Indonesia in both the style and cuisine stakes.

authentique cu isine francaise et asiatique Jalan Gautama No.5 Padangtegal Kaja, Ubud - Bali. q +62 361 972 577 E

A Parisian style cafĂŠ serving a variety of traditional French favourites. This popular eatery is great value for money and boasts an experienced French chef.

Monkey Forest Road, Ubud - Bali. q +62 361 5541 676 E

An unforgettable experience of true authentic Indian cuisine in Bali. Boasting two Tandoor ovens, all popular Indian dishes are freshly prepared.


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As a fine dining restaurant with European and Asian influences, CasCades offers striking tropical valley views alongside meticulously crafted food and wine menus.

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Lunch or tapas, offering a tempting menu of Indonesian & Western dishes. Night time - the most happening place in Ubud with live bands every night.

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CasCades Restaurant at Viceroy Bali Jln. Lanyahan, Br Nagi, Ubud, Bali. q +62 361 972 111 p +62 361 970 777


An oasis of peace and serenity, much more than a resort and spa with fabulous restaurants, you can learn how to cook traditional Balinese food to boot!

Monkey Forest Road, Ubud - Bali q +62 361 978 954 E

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INDONESIAN INGREDIENTS: TURMERIC By Virgina Entizne of Cuca Restaurant

Turmeric is a plant of the ginger family, native from southwest India that needs temperatures between 20 and 30 °C and a considerable amount of annual rainfall to thrive. It grows wild in the forests of Southeast Asia and it was referred to as “Indian saffron” in medieval England because its deep yellow colour is similar to that of the prized saffron. Turmeric has long been used as a powerful anti-inflammatory in both the Chinese and Indian systems of medicine. In India, turmeric has been used traditionally for thousands of years as a remedy for stomach and liver ailments, as well as topically to heal sores, basically for its supposed antimicrobial properties. Its active compound “curcumin” is believed to have a wide range of biological effects including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant,

antitumour, antibacterial, and antiviral properties, still under testing in clinical medicine. Turmeric has a peppery, warm and bitter flavour and a mild fragrance slightly reminiscent of orange and ginger. Although typically used in its dried, powdered form, turmeric is also used fresh, like ginger, in Far Eastern pickle recipes. When not used fresh, the roots are boiled for about 30 minutes and then dried in hot ovens, after which they are ground into a deep-orange-yellow powder commonly used as a spice in Indian cuisine and curries, for dyeing and to impart colour to mustard condiments. Turmeric is widely used as a spice in South Asian and Middle Eastern cooking. In Indonesia, turmeric leaves are used for the curry base of dishes such as laksa, rendang and sate padang.

TRY THIS RECIPE! Gluten Free Sweet Potato Vegan Falafels 1. Scrub and chop sweet potatoes and boil with skin on for 10 minutes until soft. 2. Drain sweet potatoes and place them in a mixing bowl. 3. Crush garlic and chop along with coriander leaves. 4. Add all ingredients into a hand blender (except the flour) and blend to incorporate. 5. Once blended add the flour and continue to mix with a spoon. 6. Roll into small golf ball size balls. 7. Place on a lightly oiled baking tray and bake at 200c for approximately 30 minutes. 8. Eat and save some for people you love!

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FOOD & DINING CasCades is an awards winning restaurant located just a 5 minute drive from the centre of Ubud, perfectly perched on a ridge overlooking the breathtaking and lush “Valley of the Kings”. It provides a dining experience with striking tropical valley views alongside meticulously crafted food and wine menus. As a fine dining restaurant with European and Asian influences, CasCades produces bold and unique dishes that are perfect for a celebratory or romantic dinner. Owned and managed by an Australian family, CasCades sources the finest produce from around the globe including Australian Wagyu Beef, Canadian lobster and French foie gras.


I was fortunate enough to enjoy this wonderful menu and lucky enough to chat with the chefs afterwards – both humble and polite (in the face of the slightly inebriated and grinning (gurning?) know-it-alls – like myself), and are rightly recognised for being among the most talented of their generation. The food and service were faultless, as you would expect from one of Bali’s top restaurants.


Chef Junichi Shibata began his career in Europe. In London he worked in the two Michelin star Hibiscus restaurant, before continuing in France where he worked in the two star Guy Savoy and Jean Paul Jeunet restaurants. Having mastered his cooking techniques through world class training, Chef Junichi moved back to Tokyo where he is now owner and chef of Rue de Shuri. Despite his restaurant being located in Japan, the menu is influenced by French cuisine and the techniques mastered during his time in France. Chef Junichi and resident chef Nic Vanderbeeken, combined their knowledge, taste and passion to put together this superb, classically Japanese menu that included traditional favourites such as Chirasi sushi and Wagyu suki-yaki. An enjoyable evening was had by all guests, including the Japanese Consul General to Bali, Drs Noboru Nomura. Chefs Junichi and Nic were congratulated at the end of the dinner with guests wanting to take photos with the modest celebrities.


On Wednesday, 6th May, CasCades Restaurant held a special 6 course degustation dinner event with exclusive guest chef Junichi Shibata from Rue de Shuri Restaurant in Tokyo.



Junichi Shibata Dinner

CasCades Restaurant – 7pm Wednesday, 6th May 2015

Canapes •••

Laurent Perrier Brut Champagne Sakekasu Fresh Seasonal Vegetables with Cured Mullet Roe and Sake Lees Crème

From the menu, what stood out for me was the take on the traditional noodle dish “Kaomo-Nanban” which captured the essence of some of Chef Junichi’s thinking and imagination, a simple peasant dish dressed up in a tuxedo – marvellous!


Chirashi Sushi Marinated Raw Seafood with Jackfruit, Salmon Cavier, Nori Seaweed and Wasabi Powder on Seasoned Rice お米のサラダと魚介のマリネ、ミモザ仕立て、ちらし寿司風 •••

Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Saikyo-Yaki Pan Fried Sakiyo Miso Marinated Pompano Fish with Yuzu Butter Sauce マナガツオの西京焼き、ゆず風味のバターソース


Albert Bichot Bourgogne Chardonnay 2011 “Vielles Vignes” Kaomo-Nanban Buckwheat Crepe Topped with Duck Breast, Foie Gras, Grilled Leak & Shiitake Balsamic Sauce 鴨胸肉とフォワグラ、そば粉のクレープ、長ネギグリル、椎茸とバルサミコの佃煮ソース、山椒風味


Kim Crawford Pinot Noir 2013 Wagyu Suki-Yaki Spice Glazed Wagyu Beef Tenderloin with Sautéed Enoki Mushrooms, Chrysanthemum Leaf Puree and Soy Egg Yolk 和牛フィレ肉のラケ、卵黄のしょうゆ漬け、えのきのバターソテー、春菊のクーリ •••

Albert Bichot Gevrey Chambertin Les Murots Domaine du Clos Frantin 2010 Shiratama Soya Bean Dumplings with Salted Caramel Sauce and Green Tea Ice Cream

CONTACT CASCADES RESTAURANT AT VICEROY BALI Jln. Lanyahan, Br Nagi, Ubud, Bali 80571 Indonesia. q +62 361 972 111 - p +62 361 970 777

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by Jonathan Matthews



Thomas Barton Reserve (Sauternes) Bordeaux 2010

If you are part of the fine dining community here in Bali then you already know about this place. If you occasionally treat yourself to Bali’s premier restaurants, CasCades is well worth the trip to Ubud. If you are a regular fine diner visiting Bali and have only limited time to experience a few of the top restaurants, then you really should research CasCades before narrowing your choice. If you are on a budget holiday... this is not for you. One thing to remember – here in Bali you pay an awful lot less for a fine dining experience than you would in Australia, Europe or America. The 6 course degustation dinner including drinks sold out quickly for Rp 2m per head, an absolute bargain when comparing like for like. The food alone would have cost at least double that in London,

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5th - 7th JUNE

ANNOUNCING THE INAUGURAL UBUD FOOD FESTIVAL: A THREE-DAY CULINARY ADVENTURE WITH INDONESIAN FOOD AS THE STAR. The extraordinary culinary diversity of the world’s largest archipelagic nation will be showcased in a brand new concept descending on Bali’s cultural capital: the much-anticipated Ubud Food Festival (UFF). A sibling Festival of the world renowned Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF), the UFF will kick off a three-day culinary adventure from 5 -7 June, serving up a program rich in food mythology, authenticity and of course, taste. Bringing together some of Indonesia’s culinary greats, international chefs bringing their unique style of food-fusion to the archipelago and industry heavyweights in Southeast Asia and beyond, the UFF is set to delight and inspire both participants and audiences alike.


MORE INFORMATION What: Ubud Food Festival: a three-day culinary adventure with Indonesian food as the star. When: 5th - 7th June, 2015. Where: The program will take place at two main venues in Ubud, Bali: Indus Restaurant and Taman Baca, both located on Jl. Raya Sanggingan. Who: The full program is now available via the website. How: Tickets are now available via the website. Website:

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Mince and Cheese pie Pie-fillings: Mince & Cheese - Rendang - Chicken & Cheese Pork & Apple Sauce - Bolognese - Cottage Pie - Bacon, Egg & Cheese - Vegi Curry. Also Sausage Rolls and Pasties.

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Every year, from mid-June to mid-July the PKB (Pesta Kesenian Bali or Bali Arts Festival) comes to the “Werdi Budaya Art Center”, Jalan Nusa Indah in East Denpasar. Nightly there are performances of both traditional and contemporary dance and music at various nearby theatre venues. During the day, beginning at 10:00 a.m. the handicraft and food stalls open, showcasing the best of each Balinese Regency, with delights for everyone of every age. In the late morning, rare forms of music and dance from all over the island are performed – an ideal time to see some great performances. And all of this is for free! In 1979, Bali’s governor, the esteemed and loved Prof. Ida Bagus Mantera, opened the very first Bali Arts Festival on June 20th. He stated that “the Bali Arts Festival should take its place as the basic forum for the growth of our love of the arts.” As the arts are such an integral part of the culture, Prof. Mantera wanted to see it celebrated in a place that would be accessible to all. To promote this, most performances are free of charge to the public and those where tickets are necessary are sold at an affordable price to most people. This year, the festival carries the theme “Jagaditha: Strengthening the Welfare of Society”. The philosophy is taken from historical factors, the inspiration of folk arts aesthetics and everything else that has helped form Balinese art as it is today. The theme will be illustrated in parades and processions, exhibitions, competitions and seminars. Each part of Bali has its own unique art forms; the weaving of Sidemen, the ”Jegog Bamboo Gamelan Orchestra” from Negara in West Bali and the “Genyek Singing of Karangasem” in BALI MARKETPLACE

the East. Most Balinese have never seen these forms and this venue was born to bring to Balinese and visitors to Bali, the rich cultural heritage this tiny island has to offer. The festival begins with the “Grand Parade” on opening day, starting from the “Bajra Sandhi Puputan” field in Renon and ending at the “Denpasar Art Centre”. Each regency is represented with a gamelan orchestra and people dressed in their regional dress. Often tall, towering offerings are carried on the heads of colourfully dressed women, once again showing what diversity Bali has to offer. Balinese from all over the island come to watch this parade and it is televised on local TV. It’s good idea to get to Renon early in order to get a front row seat. Bring a hat and an umbrella as well as the camera.

The Balinese love to go see the big dance drama spectacles put on by the Balinese High School and College of performing Arts. These ballets and musicals (sendratari) usually depict stories from the Ramayana or Mahabharata and are performed on the immense outdoor “Ardha Candra” amphitheatre on opening and closing nights. Another popular event is the show from the winners of the “Kebyar Gamelan” competition. The top four winners from the nine different areas get to perform – two orchestras pitted against each other on the same stage. If there is intense rivalry amongst the regencies, this can be quite a noisy affair (from the audience, not the orchestra). One year the musicians had to wear helmets as they kept getting pelted with tomatoes and eggs from the “opposing teams’“ fan club. Not to worry, the committee now tries to make sure that the two gamelan groups are not from rival areas (which is shame...) One of the favourite events is the “Old Masters” night when performers who have devoted their life to an art form are honoured. More often than not, theses artists are over 70 and some have to be helped onto the stage to manipulate a puppet or play an instrument, but once in their element, the fluidity of their limbs returns.

Exhibitions are set up in the two main halls at the Art Centre itself. The competitions for food, costumes, offering making and pop singing – are held at the indoor “Ksiranawa Theater”. Live performances are staged at the huge outdoor “Ardha Candra” amphitheatre, at the “Wantilan” (a small, round traditional space), at the “Tetaring Stage” and at the “Ayodya Stage”.

Please accept that often the times of designated performances, especially those in the mornings, can change or be cancelled but the experience is pure Bali! The website is being updated but details and schedules can be found at www.event-carnival. com/indonesia/bali-arts-festival JUNE 2015 Issue #23



What a footballing treat for those that love the sport. Most of the players will be household names to those that follow the football leagues of Europe. Arsenal’s Alexis Sánchez who took the EPL (English Premier League) by storm this season will be hoping to continue a run of form with the host country, Chile which stretches back to the last World Cup. Barcelona’s Lionel Messi who recently saw the FIFA Ballon D’OR awarded to Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo will be wanting to prove a point to those that say he hasn’t yet delivered the goods on the international stage – and to those that voted for Ronaldo! The matches will screened live but due to the time difference here in Bali, finding somewhere with a fervent atmosphere may prove problematic. Nevertheless, it’s worth asking around which bars will be open as a football competition of this magnitude will always create demand. The 2015 Copa América will be the 44th edition of the Copa América, the main international football tournament for national teams in South America. The competition will be organized by CONMEBOL, South America’s football governing body. The tournament will be held in Chile from 11th June to 4th July 2015. Uruguay are the defending champions. Twelve teams will compete, the ten members of CONMEBOL and two guests from CONCACAF – Mexico and Jamaica.

THE 2015 COPA AMÉRICA MATCH SCHEDULE Dates and Times are in Bali’s Times Zone FRIDAY - 12 June 2015

SUNDAY - 14 June 2015

MONDAY - 15 June 2015

TUESDAY - 16 June 2015

Group A1 - 06:30

Group B3 - 02:00

Group C5 - 02:00

Group A7 - 04:00









SATURDAY - 13 June 2015 Group A2 - 06:30

Group B4 - 04:30

Group C6 - 04:30

Group A8 - 06:30













WEDNESDAY - 17 June 2015

THURSDAY - 18 June 2015

SATURDAY - 20 June 2015

SUNDAY - 21 June 2015

Group B9 - 04:00

Group C11 - 07:00

Group A13 - 04:00

Group B15 - 02:00













FRIDAY - 19 June 2015 Group A8 - 06:30

Group C12 - 06:30


Group A14 - 06:30

Group B16 - 04:30










MONDAY - 22 June 2015

THURSDAY - 25 June 2015

FRIDAY - 26 June 2015

Group C17 - 02:00

Quarter-Finals - 19 at 07:30

Quarter-Finals - 20 at 07:30






SATURDAY - 27 June 2015

SUNDAY - 28 June 2015

Quarter-Finals - 21 at 07:30

Quarter-Finals - 22 at 05:30










TUESDAY - 30 June 2015 Semi-Finals - 23 at 07:30 WIN QF 1



Group C18 - 04:30



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WEDNESDAY - 1 July 2015

SATURDAY - 4 July 2015

Semi-Finals - 24 at 07:30

3 Place Final at 07:30








SUNDAY - 5 July 2015 Final at 04:00 WIN SF 1






FOUR SEASONS RESORT BALI AT SAYAN LAUNCHES DHARMA SHANTI YOGA BALE A gathering point for AntiGravity® Yoga, meditation, introspection, and more... Unfurling from the tropical jungle foliage adjacent to the sacred Ayung River, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan’s new Dharma Shanti Yoga Bale extends the Resort’s wellness offerings with an uplifting programme of meditation, Life Talks and yoga – including Bali’s first AntiGravity® Yoga classes. The lotus petal inspired structure – envisioned and created by Balinese bamboo aesthetes, Ibuku, experts in experiential architecture – is constructed entirely from sustainable local bamboo. Environmentally conscientious in design and soul soothing in ethos, it offers shelter from the elements while remaining sensitive – and open – to the undulating curves, gently sloping terraces and rich natural energy of the Ayung River basin. “The name ‘Dharma Shanti’ is directly connected to that understanding of the experiences at the heart of our lives,” explains Luisa Anderson, Spa Director of Four Seasons Resorts Bali. “Drawing from the spirit of Buddhist philosophy, the concept of ‘dharma’ refers to the intrinsic nature of things, the path – sometimes referred to as your true purpose – while the word ‘shanti’ comes back to peace. Watching the bale take shape felt like the architectural embodiment of those concepts.” Each hand-carved pole used in the construction of the bale is unique. Curving and tapering in different ways,


pieces were chosen for their structural integrity, smooth texture or individual beauty. The radial clusters of soaring bamboo columns are bound by rope, and hand-whittled pegs are used in place of nails to connect sections. The result is an incredibly durable structure that utilises bamboo’s natural strengths, whilst delivering an ecologically sensitive space designed to create, support and deepen the experience of all who enter and spend time within it.

of a paddy field, but the intensely therapeutic aspect of AntiGravity® Yoga – and the depth of our entire wellness offering – really showcases the soul and spirit of the whole Four Seasons Sayan experience.”

At the heart of the Dharma Shanti Yoga Bale experience each week are daily 60-minute AntiGravity® Yoga classes, created and founded by former gymnast and dancer Christopher Harrison. A dynamic and groundbreaking ‘flying’ technique, it uses bespoke hammocks to support bodies of all ages and abilities into enhanced and inverted postures to relieve stress, encourage healthy blood circulation, and, in short, have fun.

Text Box: AntiGravity® Yoga sessions are held at Dharma Shanti Yoga Bale at 11am daily, and also available at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay.Classes are open to in-house guests and visitors and are priced at Rp600,000++ per person.

In addition to AntiGravity® Yoga, the Dharma Shanti Yoga Bale offers guests 16 complimentary yoga and meditation classes each week. A daily 7am class of Sunrise, Power or Laughter Yoga is complemented by the popular Life Talk series: a programme of talks hosted by resident Wellness Mentor, Ibu Fera, that guide guests towards inner peace, happiness, stress management and compassion. The Bale is also a sanctuary for private classes, cultural experiences and quiet introspection, with views across the Resort’s lush rice terraces to the Ayung River, which winds through the valley floor just 100 metres away. Speaking at the launch of the Dharma Shanti Yoga Bale, the Resort’s General Manager Uday Rao said, “Our guests come from all over the world to retreat and rejuvenate at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan. The Dharma Shanti Bale supports them on that journey – connecting on both an emotional and physical level with themselves and the surrounding nature. Not many expect to be hanging upside-down in the middle

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan Ubud, Bali 80571 q (0361) 977577 p (0361) 977588

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Love whispered "I know a place called Bali, would you like to experience her depth, her magic?"


As we journey the magical sacred regions in Bali - the bonds that tether us are released. We open our most sacred regions of self, expanding our souls.

A tangible experience of the divine is waiting for you.

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CHALLENGING TIMES by Rick Pursell Challenging times can be seen in two ways: 1. As a huge burden or 2. As an opportunity to grow inwardly and gain more insights. It is never the person, place or situation that is the problem, but the way we view it. So having challenges arrive at our doorstep, gives us the opportunity to choose, which is the great gift we have all been given. We can embroil ourselves in the problem, which falsely appears as a barrier or obstacle to our freedom or intention and in focusing our attention on the problem, just make it worse for ourselves. Where attention goes, energy flows. Or we can put our attention on where we want to be in our lives, what we want to become or any other positive outcome, and our energy and the energy of the Universe will flow there. It is a simple solution and merely requires our choice. Most of us are now facing challenging times, as the energy (read unconditional love) flowing from Source is rising in vibration and we are being challenged to match that vibration. The tendency to resist change is apparent and the old egoic-mind paradigm of wallowing in fear wants to dominate our thoughts, which cause our lower emotions to rise. This is the Is-ness. This is the current Reality and when we argue with Reality, we inevitably loose!! So our biggest challenge is to go with the flow, accept everything and resist nothing (great mantra to recite every morning and whenever necessary). Does that mean we condone all the injustices of the world? Does it mean we get to sit on our hands and do

nothing? Does it mean we stifle our inherent compassion to want to alleviate the suffering of others? Absolutely not!! But when we are stuck in the ego’s fear, how effective can we be in resolving these issues? When we offer no resistance to what is, we find ourselves in a place and space of power. A level of clarity and purpose arises and becomes a driving force to bring about change. Now we can become a highly effective change agent. We are not out of the woods yet! As the old, non-workable paradigms of living, working and playing become dismantled, we will be forced to change and for those that resist this change, much discomfort and suffering will arise. So it makes sense, go with the flow of life, allow ourselves to be carried downstream, letting go the tendency to swim, exhaustingly upstream and just let the River of Life carry us to wherever it will and eventually, we will all spill out into the Great Ocean of Love.

Since 1969, Rick’s path led him to many fine teachers, culminating in a major awakening to the nature of life. Since then, he has shared his gift with many others through his Heart Mastery Series and Experiencing Your Authentic Self Retreats His cultural change initiative – Cause No Harm, came as a conclusion of 23 years in the corporate world and became the subject of his book and TEDX Ubud talk in 2011 Now living his dream in Bali, Rick owns “Namaste – The Spiritual Shop” and Namaste Retreat Centre in the mountains.

Bon Voyage !!

UPCOMING EVENTS Heart Mastery Series 17th to 21st June - Bali Experiencing Your Authentic Self 6th to 12th September - Bali Heart Mastery Series 13th to 17th October - Bali Experiencing Your Authentic Self 8th to 14th November - Bali Heart Mastery Series 1st to 5th December - Bali


We will be running The Heart Mastery Series and Experiencing Your Authentic Self retreats on these dates during 2015 “The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled.” “For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.” - M. Scott Peck

“Love is a mirror – It reflects only your essence, if you have the courage to look in its face” - Rumi

For all things of a Spiritual nature, including Books, Music CDs, DVDs, Crystals, Incense, Sacred Jewellery, Sacred Geometry, Engraved Stones, Tibetan Singing Bowls, Clothing and more. Jalan Hanoman #64 - Ubud, Bali. q 03617969178

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23 Aries There is too much fire in your sign, with Uranus, take care of yourself! Try and get some rest, you will then be able to launch new projects and be in the right mood to meet new people. Keep some time for your loved ones, they sometimes have the feeling that they share their lives with a ghost!

Cancer After several months of positive action, you are feeling tired and destabilized. Time to start thinking about your next vacation. A little trip with your partner would be a good idea – no children, just the two of you – and could bring you back to optimism. Do not crawl into your shell again.

Libra The balance of planets is giving you the push you were expecting. Your social life is given a boost by Mercury, bringing you new contact with people who will, in the very near future, be very positive and helpful. Jupiter helps you to develop and give shape to your projects. A nice month lies ahead.

Capricorn Do not stay locked in your own certitudes, try and change your points of view, your opinions and your directions. Rigidity will lead you nowhere; learn the art of compromise, even if this is conflicting with your sense of power and authority. You will gain peace of mind and improve your relationships.

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1 - 30 JUNE 2015 Taurus The Spring offensive should have now reached its targets and driven you to a new way of considering life. You are more confident in your own strength and ready to fight for your ideas, even taking the risk to question the notion of power, yours and others’. You will be successful with your choices.

Leo New ideas, new professional skylines, changes are in sight in your favour. It is time to change your work habits, to have new projects and for action. Think of what you have always wanted for yourself and of the ways and means to get it. The time has come for action and to not miss any opportunity.

Scorpio Do not talk too much, you could make cutting remarks and then regret it. Be delicate, cautious and peaceful, you will be understood, and will gain others’ confidence. Born in October, you could be tempted by strength, power or intransigence. Stay away from these temptations; it will be for the best.

Aquarius Action and emotions are spinning around you and you are at the centre of this whirlwind. In fact, you love that, as you fear nothing like tranquillity. You would like to see a better world, more conscious of the present challenges, join an NGO and invest yourself into its actions, you will feel better.


Gemini Friendly signs are smiling on you and sending you positive energy. Your professional life, so important to you, will be made easier, you could have opportunities to travel, and new relationships will help you develop your business. You will soon have to find a new challenge, to avoid boredom.

Virgo Good news, the planets are well place and send you positive energies. You will feel more confident, with a new will to change things in depth, even if this is not an easy matter for you. The forever reasonable Virgo is reaching a point where fancy shows the tip of its nose, and you will like it!

Sagittarius Like the other signs of Fire, you are extremely well protected by the planets and good things are coming to you very easily. In all the fields of your life, your action will be positive, appreciated and you can consolidate everything you have built recently, or are going to build for the future.

Pisces Benevolent planets are considering you from the skies. You will gain in vitality, capacity for action and will be able to cut the laurels you have been longing for. Take advantage of this positive period, as your choices could engage you for a long time. Think twice before making any decision.


GEMINI AND LOVE – With one of these charming butterflies, you will never know boredom! Governed by the planet Mercury, they hate routine, which may be a difficulty when their partner expects a quiet life at home. But their charm, their fancy and their youth are irresistible. Their intellect has more importance than their feelings, their activity more than their home. If you want to make them feel well in their marriage, you will have to invest energy organizing diners, with clever and funny people, or week-end escapades, accept going out a lot to various places, change from time to time the house decoration… Anything to avoid habits. In exchange, you will live a fancy and exciting life, forever young… by Anne-Marie Comoretto

Following extensive studies in traditional astrology under numerous teachers and masters, Anne-Marie Comoretto has turned to psychoanalytic astrology and is fascinated by the concept of collective conscience. With background in international business, she now consults and teaches in English, Italian, German and French. Based in Paris, Anne-Marie has taught at Adac and is affiliated with FDAF and CEDRA.




BaliSpirit Festival 2016 dates announced! BALI, Indonesia - May 12th, 2015: The BaliSpirit Festival is excited to announce the 9th annual BaliSpirit Festival dates: March 29th and 3rd April, 2016. The BaliSpirit Festival, a Global Celebration of Yoga, Dance and World Music, offers rejuvenation and inspiration to all participants, providing over 230 daily classes in yoga, meditation, healing, dance, and music along with seminars focusing on healing, health, spirituality and personal development. The festival also brings together dozens of top international performers and world-class musicians, attracting a truly global audience to the annual event. The 2015 BaliSpirit Festival was a huge success with over 7,000 festivalgoers, from

over 40 countries, uniting together in a global celebration of dance, music, yoga and healing. Along with the myriad of workshops offered, the daytime event features a Dharma Fair for those who want to indulge in a little conscious shopping! Also featured in the Dharma Fair is the Healing Huts area, Kids Zone, healthy, local organic food stalls and the Coco-Love Stage which showcases World music throughout the daytime festival, creating a truly dynamic and engaging festival vibe. Additionally, BaliSpirit Festival’s devotional Bhakti Nights and its vibrant ‘One World One Stage’ night concerts, provide a vast diversity of performers across 2 stages over 5 nights, featuring over 100 extraordinary international performers committed to delivering inspiring messages through their music.

Participants have described BaliSpirit Festival as a ‘life changing experience’, ‘inspirational’ and having ‘being positively impacted by the festival’s blend of energy, passion, personal awakening, social consciousness and high quality entertainment’. We invite you to join us in 2016 at the BaliSpirit Festival for this global collaboration of love, harmony and oneness. The 2016 Super Early Bird tickets are now on sale - $550 for VIP and $450 for a fullfestival pass. Additional Information: General Information: E Media inquires: E

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Tuesday, 9 June at 8.00 pm - 123 mins Directed by Gui Ritchie.

Tuesday, 16 June at 8.00 pm - 123 mins Directed by Gui Ritchie.

Tuesday, 2 June at 8.00 pm - 128 mins

Wednesday, 3 June at 8.00 pm - 107 mins

Wednesday, 10 June at 8.00 pm - 84 mins

Wednesday, 17 June at 8.00 pm - 104 mins

Wednesday, 24 June at 8.00 pm - 114 mins


LE CHEF “Comme un chef”



Directed by Campbell Scott & Stanley Tucci.

Directed by Daniel Cohen.

Directed by Ritesh Batra.

Directed by Jûzô Itami.






Thursday, 4 June at 8.00 pm - 94 mins

Thursday, 11 June at 8.00 pm - 87 mins

Thursday, 18 June at 8.00 pm - 104 mins

Thursday, 25 June at 8.00 pm - 105 mins





Directed by Gerard Krawczyk.

Directed by Francis Veber.

Directed by Rose Bosch.

Directed by Rose Bosch.



EAT DRINK MAN WOMAN “Yin Shi Nan Nu” (Original title) Directed by Ang Lee.

Saturday, 6 June at 8.00 pm - 122 mins


Directed by Lasse Hallström.

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JEAN RENO is an actor who found success at the age of 40 with the films of Luc Besson: ‘The Big Blue’ and then ‘Nikita’. Crafting a noteable career, he has become one of the mainstays of French cinema, working with the greatest French actors and directors. He is one of the few French actors to experience a real career in Hollywood.



FAMILY A tribute to

“The Blues Come Over Me”

B.B King

“Up on a mountain I’m drownin’ in the sea All the clocks say midnight When the blues come over me...

“The King of the Blues” 1925 - 2015

Riley B. King (September 16th, 1925 – May 14th, 2015), known by his stage name B.B. King, was an American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist. Rolling Stone ranked King number 6 on its 2011 list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. King introduced a sophisticated style of soloing based on fluid string bending and shimmering vibrato that influenced many later electric blues guitarists. King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and is considered one of the most influential blues musicians of all time, earning the nickname “The King of the Blues”, and one of the “Three Kings of the Blues Guitar” along with Albert and Freddie. King was known for performing tirelessly throughout his musical career, appearing at more than 200 concerts per year on average into his 70s. In 1956, he reportedly appeared at 342 shows. King died at the age of 89 in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 14th, 2015. King was married twice, to Martha Lee Denton, 1946 to 1952 and to Sue Carol Hall, 1958 to 1966. The failure of both marriages has been attributed to the heavy demands made on the marriage by King’s 250 performances a year. It is reported that he fathered 15

children with several different women and as of 2004, had 50 grandchildren. He lived with diabetes for over 20 years and was a high-profile spokesman in the fight against the disease, appearing in advertisements for diabetes-management products.

I may think I’m happy I may think I’m free Nothing don’t mean nothing When the blues come over me...

Talkin’ about the blues, I have to go away The blues, the blues When the blues come over me I have to pack up and go” Excerpts from the song “The Blues Come Over Me”, from the Album “There is Always One More Time”, 1992.

What a legacy the man left behind! My own personal tribute was to relax and find some classic retro footage on YouTube. When an artist dies there is a natural out pouring of grief but when they live to the age of 89 and have spent their whole lives performing and doing what they love best, well, I think they should be celebrated rather than mourned.

I spent a day with friends downloading various live performances and listened to (in no particular order) a selection of songs that he wrote or covered: “Let the Good Times Roll”, “The Thrill is Gone”,”3 O’clock Blues”, “Everyday I have The Blues”, “Just Like A Woman”, “One More Night”, “The Blues Come Over Me”, “Stand By Me” and many other favourites.

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RIDE THE REMOTE FORGOTTEN TRACKS • High Adventure • Strong Memories

• Authentic Areas • Cultural Experience

Away from the heat of the coast and up in the fresh air high above 1400 metres, a mountain bike is, without doubt, the best way of discovering the most hidden and authentic areas of Bali

TANAH LOT - A real family trip (3h) Level 1


BEDUGUL - Jatiluwih CIRCUIT (4h)

Away from the touristic places, this trip starts through gorgeous rice fields and typical Balinese villages. On the way, you will pass through Pejaten and discover a traditional tile making process by the inhabitants. Also, you will get to know more about the rice production by visiting a rice cooperative in a village. This is a perfect way to speak with the locals and experience the real Balinese way of life. The trip continues with a stop on the beach and ends at the entrance of Tanah Lot’s temple.

Starting with a splendid view of the volcano Mount Batur, this trip includes some hard but small climbs and descents through the jungle forest, the orange grove and the rice fields. Along the way, the trail passes picturesque temples and wonderful landscapes that give you the chance to take a rest and capture beautiful photos and memories.

Amongst lakes, mountains and rice fields, this trek offers you a huge diversity of sceneries. You will ride through beautiful country side areas surrounded by marketgarden cultures and admire the authentic life of those Balinese who live in selfsuffienciency. Starting at over 1200m above sea level, the tracks go through, first of all, a charming, typically Balinese little mountain village before plunging through a thick forest of birches. Jatiluwih terraces are one of the most beautiful rice fields in Bali, cultured on the mountain side over several centuries with the same ancestral techniques.

A relaxing and peaceful bike trip available for families and people of all skill levels. This trip is possible either in the morning at 9.00am to 12pm, or in the afternoon at 3.00pm to 6pm.

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE • Mountain bike and equipment • Drink and snacks • Lunch • English or French speaking guide • Transportation from/to hotel

Level 2

The trip comes to a close with a welldeserved traditional Indonesian meal at one of Ubud’s best local warungs. This is an easy mountain bike trip for active people. Starts at 9am to 1pm.

CONTACT Archipelago Adventure, specialist in Indonesia for mountain bike and motorbike discovery trips.

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This is an easy mountain bike trip for active people. Starts at 9am to 1pm.

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