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no. 9 | December 15 2008 - January 14 2009


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Shortcuts THE MAG No.09

IN THIS ISSUE THE CAPITAL CITY Bali Road Trip – to the Center of Governance


BEHIND THE BLACK AND WHITE CLOTH Behind the black and white cloth you see in Bali


BULE GILA: FREE SAMPLES Bartele, the Dutch businessman behind BuGils, writes about Bali


BALI IS A RELIGIOUS HARMONY Only Hindu rules Bali? Not really


SERANGAN ISLAND The home of our sea turtle friends


THE MAN WHO STOPS THE RAIN Believe it or not


ARE YOU SANTA OR GRINCH? Take the quiz to find out your character


HEART OF BALI It’s time to share now


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On the Cover

REVIEWS KUPU KUPU BARONG Gorgeous, hidden sanctuary down at Tuban Beach


“Have Yourself a Mer ry Little Christmas”

PANDORA Where curiosity is well fed


QUEEN’S OF INDIA A plateful of drama


Photo by Putu Eka Dar


Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

BALI FAVES Golden Hero


Rockin’ Skull


Iron Kitty


Green Suede



It is normally so easy for me to put aside the fact that I’ve been away from my family for quite some time, especially due to the daily routines I have. Today, as that time of year to glorify the birth of Jesus of Nazareth is approaching in no time, the past suddenly comes stepping into my present bedroom where everywhere on the walls and ceiling I can clearly see the pictures of ‘white Christmases’ I had with my family. But the sounds of geckos, the singing frogs, the chanting tropical insects and the little raindrops from the sky, I come quick to become aware of...




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Team’s Note

Holiday greetings from Bali!! Now that Christmas and New Year are approaching only within the count of days, Bali’s Hindu makeup is starting to blend with reds, greens and whites of the holiday season atmosphere. We, from The Mag, on the side of the excitement in welcoming these two jolly moments of the year, are also very thrilled realizing that we’ve been around in the island for nine months now. How time flies… Anyway, this fact drives us to better improve ourselves to not only entertain and provide the tourists with information about ‘everything Bali’, but also share some little happiness with those in need. Yep, we are introducing (and still working on) a new Baru di Bali initiative called ’Heart of Bali’ from which you as a reader can be of direct help to the charities in Bali (see page 27). For the Bali Road Trip, we visited one spot that most tourists would normally skip during their stay in Bali: Denpasar. In the capital city, we checked out several venues like museums, parks and traditional market (see page 18). After the exhausting, day-long trip to Denpasar, we spoiled ourselves within the peaceful and delightful surroundings of the Kupu Kupu Barong Beach Resort down in Tuban Beach (see page 50). And, of course, we need to eat, right? To satisfy the tummy business we went to Queen’s of India in Kartika Plaza Street and had some of the best Indian fusion cuisines for lunch (see page 40). For dinner, we hit the road of Petitenget and headed to Pandora where we had wonderful Italian delights (see page 46). Our Mr. Bartele is here again; this time, he is sharing with us his first ‘outdoor’ activity here on our beloved Island of Gods (see page 34). The Mag also made some new International friends in Bali and these new friends are sending out their Merry Christmas wishes to the world (see page 52, 54 and 56). Well, now that you are in Bali and have The Mag with you, go out and explore! Our Baru di Bali cars are also out exploring the island and you can always knock soft on our windows in case you get lost somewhere and need some directions ;) Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, everyone…



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Romancing Nature in Paradise Kuta is closed for New Year Don’t worry, it’s not the whole Kuta that is going to be closed, but only several roads heading to the area – that is on the afternoon (normally before five o’clock) of this coming 31st of December. People from outside Kuta will need to walk if they wish to go there for the New Year’s Eve. The road along Kuta Beach, which is normally jammed by cars and motorbikes, will be full of people getting ready to spend the last day of this year, even before the sunset. Trumpet, mask and balloon sellers will be everywhere along the road – trying to sell you an alternative for fireworks. Several stages will also be put up on the beach area, where a number of entertainments, such as live music, will take place. If you are staying within Kuta area, you might want to get up early in the morning on January 1st 2009 when you can breathe the fresh, unspoiled air due to the absence of motorized vehicles on the previous day. However, if you’re afraid to miss it, then better don’t go to sleep at all and party the whole night ‘till the morning comes (see page 62 for the ten best places to spend your New Year’s Eve).

Following the success of the first event, the government of Gianyar Regency together with Sekar Saji Nusantara Foundation held the second Gempita Gianyar last October 14-16 to promote Gianyar as the art and culture center of Bali. Carrying the theme “Romancing Nature in Paradise”, this event’s second outing exhibited not only art and cultural performances, but also nature and environment conservation activities. A choir that consisted of 175 children singing both Balinese and Indonesian folk songs marked the opening of the nature and environment conservation activities at the beach of Masceti in Gianyar on October 16, when vice regent of Gianyar along with several other high-rank regional government officials were planting coconut trees to prevent further coastal line erosion. The children from a local elementary school were releasing baby sea turtles that were put on banten (Balinese offering made from young coconut leaves that contains flowers, leaves and betel vine). When the baby turtles finally touched the water, the children were cheering to inspire their little sea-friends as they struggled, fighting with the waves to return to their home in the ocean.

Bali goes green To respond the recent climate change and anticipate any environmental disasters, the government of Bali is planning to plant one million trees. This 400-million-rupiahs program (around US$ 34,000) is aimed to plant local trees and reduce deforested areas in Bali by a minimum of 9,000 hectares every year. The planting will focus on the areas categorized as prone to floods and extreme drought that might lead to fires, such as the regencies of Badung and Karangasem. 14


Mt. Trash in Kuta During the wet season, when the “western wind season” is hitting Bali and affecting the sea waves, tourism activities along the Kuta Beach might get a little bit disturbed by the occurrence of trashes brought from the sea to the shore. Fish remains, tree branches and even the non-degradable wastes like plastic can be found floating and deserted on the beach area. To avoid massive piles of garbage in December, several actions like empowering the Kuta hawkers to clean up the beach on a daily basis has been undertaken. The Kuta Beach Task Force had also deployed around 20 dump trucks to clean up the area.

Bahiana rocks the Latin grooves Bahiana’s second Spectacular Salsa Competition turned out to be not only the competition for the salsa lovers in Bali, but also the audience as their cheers and applauds were competing with the loud Latin grooves played in the house. The competition turned the place as a rocking house packed with groovin’ and boogyin’ competing dancers as well as spectators, leaving a very little space for the servers to pass through with glasses of cocktails and bottles of beers.

I’m dreaming of a wet Christmas The last two Christmas in Bali were wet as constant torrential rain poured down the island in December (wet season). It was also noticeable, that instead of having Christmas ornaments, many churches in Bali were decorating themselves with bamboo poles (known as penjor), integrating the festivity of a joyful, Christian day with the local Balinese traditions – again, with puddles of water from last night’s rain giving the reflection of this yellowish (instead of reddish/whitish) Christmas on the asphalted road.

With the occurring rain, all venues ‘celebrating’ Christmas were packed with people: restaurants were super busy, bars and clubs were leaving only a very little space for people to move. If you are planning to spend your Christmas Eve in Bali, you might need to make an early reservation at the restaurant you want to go to for Christmas dinner with your beloved ones. Otherwise, especially if it is going to rain, you would end up wet by the street side; although, of course, having a wet Christmas could be so much fun. You’ll never know…

Canggu turns purple The road of Canggu Club on Friday (Nov. 28) turned purple and crowded with the opening of the supermarket Canggu Deli and The Loop Restaurant. Live music and fire dance were entertaining not only the crowd attending the party, but also the passers by on their cars and motorbikes. Glasses of the free flow cocktails were raised as several children from the area were releasing purple balloons to the air to mark to highlight the official presence of these two venues in the neighborhood.



Golden Hero This mini statue of Hanuman artfully captures one of the greatest heroes from the Hindu culture. This heroic monkey is made even more glorious, applied with gold with some attachments from Borneo’s precious stones. The uniqueness, historical value and splendor of this golden Hanuman make it a valuable piece of a fine art. IDR 11.5 million, only ONE item available at: Bali Bazaar Phone: 0361 733 963 Jl. Kunti 1-6 Seminyak





The Mag . Bali Road Trip


here we were again, on the road of Bali in our cool Baru di Bali car. This time, we headed to where the museums, parks, traditional markets, government offices, monuments and traffics are to be found: Denpasar, the capital city of the Island of Gods. No skyscrapers or anything metropolitan decorating the city, but Denpasar still plays a significant role as the island’s center of growth and wealth. Anyway, what is a city without the traffic; therefore, we squeezed our way in between the other vehicles during the morning rush hours when the office workers were jamming on Gajah Mada Street. With the hectic trading activities in Badung Market, which is also located in the area, as well as a big number of pedestrians walking on both sides of the road, this street looked vibrant and busy.

The two sides of Gajah Mada are full with shops providing residents and visitors with, among others, baby supplies, shoes, electronic goods, clothing, office accessories, building materials and restaurants. We were lucky to finally find a little spot to park, so we could join in the busyness – on foot. With drizzle falling from the sky that morning, quite a lot of people were shading themselves in front of the shops although there were also a couple of others that kept on walking regardless the rain. Sweet-smelling from the fresh flowers sold on the street side pervading the entrance of Badung Market as the sun finally made appearance and stopped the rain. We went back to our car and continued our trip on the one-way road of Gajah Mada that led us to the Zero Kilometer of the city where a landmark named Catur Muka Statue (four-faced statue) sits on an intersection linking Surapati Street, Udayana Street, Veteran Street, and Gajah Mada Street.


Capital City Denpasar



Location: Renon

On a corner of this intersection lies Puputan Badung Park which is designated for sports and cultural events with tree-lined roads surrounding this park that provide the shades for comfortable walks. This grass-carpeted park is also known as a place where chess enthusiasts in the city would gather and have a couple of game sessions on the tables set right next to giant pawns occupying a giant black-white checked ground. A lot of food and drink sellers are also occupying this part of the park. Aside from the trees, this park is also surrounded by Pura Agung Jagatnatha, Bali Museum, residence of Bali Governor and Udayana military headquarter. Set in traditional-looking grounds and adjacent to Pura Agung Jagatnatha, Bali Museum is a relaxing and affordable place where you can learn about Balinese history. This museum is split into four main buildings that house artifacts dating back to the megalithic period to modern time such as potteries, bronze spear, hand chisel, hand axe, sea shell fossil, ancient accessories (bronze necklace, earring and bracelet) and Balinese fine arts (paintings and wooden statues). The structure of the museum itself is like a palace-temple, complete with courtyards, pavilions and decorated temple gateways. Walter Spies played a part in the Bali Museum, helping put together the collection and organize the display. There will be individuals hanging around within the museum’s compound offering their services as a guide. In case you need a guide, it is advised that you negotiate the price first; however, the museum provides English descriptions for each of the items displayed. In other words, as long as you can read English, you will be fine.

Location: City Center

Location: Puputan, Badung

Back on to the road, we continued feeding our thoughts with more knowledge about history of Bali at the Renon Monument. This monument is built in the middle of Renon Square, a place where people usually do their daily exercises like jogging, playing football, basketball or even just relaxing walks in the mornings and late afternoons. The monument itself is dedicated to the struggle of the Balinese people and has now become one of the major attractions in Denpasar, especially with its temple-like structure. It houses tens of dioramas portraying stages that Bali has undergone starting from the ancient period up to the fight for Indonesian independence. Aside from the diorama, the monument also has an exhibition room where vintage, black and white photographs of Balinese heroes are displayed. Unfortunately, descriptions of each of the photographs are only provided in Indonesian language; thus, you might need an interpreter or guide if you wish to know the details of the photographs. Right in the middle of the monument is a big fish pond with fountains, where spiral stairs leading to a higher ground with a round space is located for visitors to enjoy a bird’s eye-view of the surrounding areas. From there, you can see the greeneries from the grass covering Renon Square with little spots of people moving from one point to another. Nonetheless, in general, the most unique thing about this place is that the whole construction is made of lava rock with beautiful structure and carving.



Offices of several foreign consulate generals like Australia and Japan, as well as the office of the Bali Governor are located surrounding this square. We concluded our Denpasar trip in an outskirt area of Depasar called Griya Anyar. We had absolutely no idea about the existence of this place before we accidentally came across it, while it actually ‘entertained’ us in a way that we’ve never experienced in any clubs or other venues offering live entertainment – something that people in general are craving nowadays. In Griya Anyar, we encountered a number of children who were having a great time by playing in a river in the area. We managed to find a spot to park and made our way down to the river, where we joined these kids and shared some ‘wet’ fun. The best part of the fun was when the kids taught us how to do somersaults and flip flop movements instead of jumping and diving into the water. One by one, they each took their turns and demonstrated on how to make a great fall from a river dam into the water to us. We went back home wet and messy, yet seriously happy and satisfied for not only we’ve gained more knowledge about Bali but also made friends with our new little buddies.

Location: Outskirt Area

Serangan Island Serangan Island, also known as the Turtle Island, is an island used as a turtle breeding ground with extensive flat, unoccupied land. While it bears many tourism potentials, Serangan is still not that very much visited; probably because of the unclear entrance on the Sanur-Kuta Bypass, just after the crossroad to Benoa from Sanur direction. The newly asphalted road from the entrance leads to a road-bridge that spans around 1km connecting Serangan and the main island of Bali. The scene would not be that pleasant, though, as mountains of trashes are occupying the dump reclamation site which is also located on the area. But don’t worry, for a gap created by a swamp area prevents the bad smell to reach the road. However, passing the dump site onto the island, Serangan shows a different look with Pura Sakenan, one of the famous Balinese Hindu temples. As a public temple, Sakenan is very busy during the Galungan, and particularly in Kuningan, since all Balinese Hindus from all over the island can come and receive blessings. Just like any other holy and/or sacred places in Bali, tourists could also join in any rituals held in this temple, as long as they are properly dressed – that is, with sarong and sash. Visitors usually also take the advantage of the shady area just before the temple as a place to relax while enjoying the view of deserted boats on the mangrove swamp.



After the temple is a small fishing village. During low tide, the fishermen would be busy fixing or even making their traditional fishing boats. After school hours, children can be seen playing in the water or on the many strewn boats. It was also funny: two little girls were running and hiding in between two boatwrecks as we wished to take their picture. Obviously to us at the time, this place has not seen that many tourists visiting. Finally, we got to the Turtle Conservation and Education Center (TCEC) after the village. There is no fancy setting in this place, but the noble intention to save the drastically decreasing number of sea turtles makes this conservation center worth a visit. Here, visitors are explained and shown about the life cycle of sea turtles in a simple way. Quarantine center is also provided to restore the health of wounded turtles. The locals help to nurture the growth of newly hatched turtles and release them at an age where survival rates are quite favorable. Away from the TCEC, Serangan displays a totally different natural make-up with flat expansion of lime landscape with many crossovers, which people commonly use to race pigeons or even cross-country running. The waters surrounding the eastern coast of Serangan are popular with surfers especially during the wet season when west-south-west winds blow.



Rockin’ Skull This silver is certainly an eye-grabber that only within a heartbeat we fell in love with this cool jewelry. Fine art of this necklace sparks through the striking skull with its details that are carved out of solid silver. Zircon stone filling one of the eyes and the silver headphone make the skull so hip and stylish – as well as the wearer. IDR 1,020K, available at: ONYX Jl. Double Six No. 50 Phone: 0361 746 1595





Proudly introducing The Heart of Bali Brought to you by Baru di Bali, THE MAG and selected partners The Heart of Bali is a Balibased philanthropic platform supporting Balinese charities in need of exposure and financial supports. From this edition onwards, THE MAG will be featuring The Heart of Bali presenting Balinese charities in need of money and exposure with a two-page interview including information on how you, the readers of THE MAG, can be of direct help to them. At this moment The Heart of Bali is still in a setup phase but we will be announcing more charity information in every next edition of THE MAG. For more information about The Heart of Bali please contact us directly by calling 0361 769 223 or send an e-mail to And, don't forget to bookmark, as we will update this website with more information soon.

Are you a charity in need of help? Sign up for The Heart of Bali today! The Heart of Bali is welcoming all Bali-based charities that are able to send us the following information: 1) Tell us who you are and what you do. 2) Tell us about your short-term and long-term goals. 3) Tell us about the progress your charity has made (or is making) to achieve its goal. 4) Are you a registered charity or do you have other ways of showing your commitment? 5) Why should your charity be selected to receive The Heart of Bali? Please submit your application to or call 0361 769 223 for assistance.

“Whaattt?? You guys are from The Mag?!? Oh no, I should’ve put on some make up!” That was the first panicky tone uttered by Christos Liokouras as we visited his furniture shop in Kerobokan. But again, after sitting together with him and listening to him talk in his deep, husky voice, we realized that he would most of the time sound panicked – or angry. Talking about Christos would also mean talking about food and music. No, it’s NOT that because he has this Spanish guitar figure or he looks and smells like Lamb Taskebab; but it is because of his great passion for the two things. Being the man behind the band called Lio-Koustyx, Christos is regularly seen performing at several venues in Bali, including his restaurant Lio Pantarei in Seminyak, as the lead vocalist and guitarist. His distinctive voice delivers perfect Latino tunes that manage to make his audience stand on their feet and dance. Not only that, Christos claimed to be able to sing in 12 different languages; and so, we made him performed several numbers in different languages right on the middle of his shop. “You believe me now?!?!” he said after singing a number of songs in different languages, including Indonesian. “I start working from six in the morning up ‘till 3 o’clock at dawn!!!!! I’m very very busy business man!!!! After finished working in my shop, I go to my restaurant and sing there. After that, I continue performing somewhere else”, this owner of ten Lio Shops in Bali said. Yet, Christos still slots some time to learn Balinese dance. “I will be a great Balinese dancer!!!”


“Antonio Banderas!!! That’s me,” Christos said when asked which international celebrity that best represents his figure. Christos even showed us his latest picture printed on his company profile book to confirm his statement. “See?! I look like Antonio!!!” Bad news for the fans in Bali: Christos will perform on Christmas Eve at a private party in Denmark. “Yea…I feel sorry for my fans here hehe”.



Iron Kitty It won’t miauw, but this flatten iron cat will certainly make your room looks so cute‌in a serious way! The simple design and the basic material used for this decoration demonstrate the elegance in less-is-more kind of way. This cat would for sure make an impressive sight to behold wherever you put it.

IDR 75K (XS), available in four different sizes (XS, S, M and L) at: Why Not Shop Jl. Nakula, Kuta Phone: 0361 499 001 30




Balinese Checked Cloth


veryone visiting Bali will quickly notice the black and white (sometimes with grey) checked clothes wrapped around guardian statues, pavilions, temples, banyan trees, people and even stones. This clothe, which is called poleng, has a lot deeper meaning than only its role as a decoration, for it is considered as something incredible and powerful that has a special meaning for the Balinese Hindus as a representation of the cosmic duality. The Balinese see the world in terms of opposites, good and evil, day and night, mountain and sea, hell and heaven, right and left, young and old, male and female; in other words, one cannot exist without the other. The squares of equal size are perfect black and perfect white; they intersect and are not parallel. Grey squares contain strands of both and show that you cannot have one without the other. White represents good, the gods and health; black represents evil, the underworld and disease.



Poleng can be woven or printed on white cloth. Woven materials have a grey squares as well as black and white, created when the white and black yarns of weft and warp intersect. The black and white squares may be of different sizes depending on the cloth. When worn, the side of the material with bigger squares is worn on the inside, smaller squares on the outside. In Barong-Rangda dances, Rangda’s warriors wear poleng as protection. The gamelan accompanying the dance is also wrapped with poleng, sometimes with red border. If poleng has a red edge around it, it represents the Trinity, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. It is clear, therefore, that this clothe is closely associated with the gods while for humans, this cloth offers protection. It is sometimes used in temple ceremonies to cover the ground, so that people walking on it will be free of all possible evil spirits.


I noticed one big fat guy, loudly cursing in Dutch, before approaching the frikandel on display. ‘A REAL frikandel!?’


have nothing against Germans (stories about Germans often begin with this sentence) but this one couple would certainly not receive our ‘favorite guest reward’..... It was BuGils’ first outside event in Bali, and we had a small stand on the Kuta Beach Festival where we were allowed to sell food and beverage. As the beer prices are sensitive in Bali, we checked our neighboring stands and adjusted our prices to the overall price on offer, which was around Rp.20.000,-. The soon we had our sign up, the neighbors discounted their beers to Rp.15.000. A bit further down the path another lowered it to Rp.10.000. I noticed later that day that one even went below cost price. Instead of coordinating one price level, everybody went into a self destructive mood. Luckily we also sold food. We offered our Dutch frikandel speciaal, an imported sausage topped with mayo, curry sauce and chopped onions. For some Dutch tourists seeing a frikandel on the Bali beach clearly was the most exhilarating experience of their holiday. I noticed one big fat guy, loudly cursing in Dutch, before approaching the frikandel on display. ‘A REAL frikandel!?’ he asked loudly to the staff. ‘Yes, I think so..’, the evenly surprised staff answered. ‘Really!?’ , the big guy asked again with a heavily Dutch accent. He lifted the sample and brought it close to his nose. He stamped one foot, as in unbelief, cursed again and now started looking for his wife, who was still a few stands behind. “HE! TRUUS! They %^*)#*&@ have frikandel here!”. Upon hearing her bewildered husband, Truus quickly pushed her baby stroller through the crowd in the direction of the BuGils stand. I was sitting with a beer (that I bought below cost price from the competition) opposite our BuGils stand, seeing this beautiful scene unfold. He scuffled the frikandel sample under Truus’ her sunburned nose. By accident or as a joke, the husband lifted the frikandel higher and her nose touched the mayonnaise. She was quiet for a second while her fully tattooed husband awaited her response. “....Yes.. It is a real one...’ , she concluded quietly with the mayo still hanging on the tip of her nose. She was speechless. They both were astonished. But they didn’t buy. Truus pointed at the pricelist. Her husband nodded. They calmly put the sample back, both had a last look and quietly walked further. What a fantastic scene... As usual in Bali, there were a lot of Australian passers by as well. The Australians are mostly in a good mood. Outgoing and friendly, were the Dutch are more superstitious, they don’t trust anybody or anything. The Australians don’t mind what food they eat, as long as the beer that goes with it is cold. Germans are hard to judge but easy to recognise. Normally they are loud, but if they want to inform you about something, they normally do this by whispering you in your ears. Its one of these things a bar man has to deal with, whispering Germans.



It was hot that day. The sun was burning and business was slow as I refused to go lower with the beer prices. Then I noticed this German couple. I knew they were German, because they approached our stand while whispering into each other ears. They straight walked up to the display with the food samples. ‘Is thies a frie sample?, the German asked politely. Before the staff could answer, they both lifted the frikandel sample to their mouth and ate it. Simultaneously. There are not many things that surprise me, but this was shocking, even for my standards. They quietly ate the samples, a complete frikandel speciaal and a kroket and a fish and chips, asked for a tissue and walked off! It all happened in just 20 seconds! Even the staff was stunned. ‘You don’t want to buy one!?’ one of the girls asked quickly asked. The German couple just waived goodbye with a kind of mean grin on their faces. Again they were whispering to each other, clearly content with their free bite. Bonny and Clyde. Partners in crime. I wanted to chase them and confront them, , but Widi stopped me. ‘Don’t worry Bart. That sample was the same as the one the Dutch lady had her nose in this morning. Besides, these mayo filled samples had been in the burning sun for at least 5 hours. Pasti sakit perut mereka... (for sure they will get stomach cramps)’... We didn’t make any money on that day. But it didn’t matter. I had enough stuff to fill up another newsletter. I have never seen that couple again, but let me whisper you something: IF you happen to know an unhealthy looking German couple in Bali, tell them you know a place where they can get a really good frikandel...

-Bartele -

Green Suede Hello ladies! Stroll elegantly down the street of Bali on these gorgeous green sandals from Chile. The suede wrapping the sandals makes it comfortable for your feet’s movement. The leather strap and the wood base make the sandals burly and long lasting. IDR 285K Chile Jl. Raya Seminyak No. 32 Phone: 0361 742 2445



Bali is a Religious Harmony Religious atmosphere could be felt in an instant when you step feet in Bali. The feeling would flow strongly from the holy spring of Balinese with its estuary of Hindu Religion, as most of Balinese people adheres Hindu. However, that doesn’t mean that other religions could not make their home in this place called the Island of Gods, for within the temple network found largely in Bali there would still be mosques, churches and Buddhist temple stand in between. Different from other little number of areas in Indonesia, if not in the world, where a certain minority religion could not liberally practice their ritual, the Balinese Hindus as the majority in the island pay a full respect to their fellow Moslems, Christians and Buddhists in the island to have the equal chances to perform their rituals. As the proof, the streets of Bali could be jammed not only when the Balinese Hindus hold their ceremonies.

In places where Moslem communities can be found, traffic jams could always be expected especially on Fridays when they perform their Friday prayer. The same thing also applies in areas where Churches are generally found. Of course, the thing is not about the traffic; it is more to the freedom of expression of these diverse people which is highly appreciated. Bali is actually also a good example wherein people of different religious background could still live in harmony. There will be sights when the Balinese Hindus in their ceremonial outfits and the Moslems in their praying clothes are shaking hands with each other. This kind of sight, which is rarely seen, actually sends a message that Bali is a land of peace, brotherhood and harmony.


ueen’s of India is entertaining its customers with some of the best Indian fusion cuisines conveniently at the heart of the busy Kartika Plaza Street in Kuta. Also adjacent to Bali Dynasty Hotel, the restaurant’s open plan ensures the breeze to sway in at any given time; thus creating the precise bracing ambient that goes perfect with the range of dishes and gourmet masterpiece listed on the a la carte menu. Paintings of women wearing traditional Sari clothes along with statues representing the characters from the Hindu epics, Queen’s of India blends a modern building structure with a traditional India atmosphere. Queen’s of India’s outdoor dark-brown rattan tables set just a step away from the sidewalk are so catchy that we decided to give this restaurant a try for lunch. A friendly and attentive staff greeted and escorted us to a table while another was handing us the menu. None of us were familiar enough with Indian cuisines, and it took quite a while for us to decide on what to order. On the side of our confusion, we had Pappadum, a typical accompaniment to a meal in India, delivered to our table as a compliment. The staff that brought up the Pappadum helped us in choosing the dishes, and finally we could make the order: Chicken Sizzler, Mutton Handi, Chicken Hot Bowl Rice, Nan and Lassi.

Queen’s of India

Queen’s of India Hotel Dynasty, Jl. Kartika Plaza, Tuban Phone: +62 361 765 988

Lassi came first to our table. This cool and creamy drink of churned yogurt is rural Punjab’s favorite appetizer served either sweet or salty; we had it sweet, and it tasted wonderful even from the very first sip. The yogurt in Lassi is home-made and only to be used two to three days to keep up with the quality. Just when we were enjoying the cold Lassi, the noisy, smoky and a plateful of excitement from the Chicken Sizzler finally arrived on our table. The cuts of the skinned chicken with salad and onion were so hot and spicy – exactly the way we love it. Another sip of Lassi cooled down the blast from the sizzler and we were ready for the Mutton Handi (a preparation of mutton with home-made masala cooked in clay pot). We saved up the yummy sauce from Mutton Handi and used it as the dipping for the Nan, leavened bread made with refined flour. We finished the Chicken Hot Bowl quickly after that. The chicken with makhanwala curry, lemon curry sauce and rice really DID make us full with satisfaction. Yet, we still had a room to spare for desserts; and so, we ordered Sizzling Brownie (brownie topped with vanilla ice cream, nuts and chocolate sauce served on a hot plate), Gulab Jammun (dumpling of reduced milk served hot with sugar syrup) and Kulfi (a traditional Indian ice cream). The three dessert items along with the other dishes we had were all fabulous that we fell in love with Indian cuisines just in a heartbeat. We would for sure go back to the Queen’s of India.



Christmas dinner is one of those special events during Christmas. What are your plans?

(A) Staying home. I have some invitations, but who cares anyway? (B) I have to be somewhere, but I’m not looking forward to go; the ‘dress code’ is red, but I hate dress codes so I’ll go in black....just to tease. (C) I’ll visit a friend/relative, but I’ll bring over some home-made cookies, home-made presents and ...oh... I forgot I still need to buy some sugar.... (D) I already invited friends and family over at my place. I’ll be the host in that evening and I’ll have some friends helping me with a five-course dinner. (E) Just the regular family dinner at mom’s. When that’s finished I’ll go to a Christmas Party at the Club, so I’ll have to rush.




What is the most important about Christmas for you?

(A) That I don’t have to work and finally can finish that book... (B) Getting actually more presents back then I bought for the others. (C) To spread my Christmas feeling: with cards, presents, decorations... (D) Being together, as friends, or as a family. (E) I like to shop and buy some presents for everybody. I hope there are some nice presents for me as well.


You have to buy a Christmas present for your mother; what are you going to buy for her?

(A) What’s the budget? That’s up to me?? Oh...I am paying... (B) Nothing... I still have an old vase she bought me ten years ago; it’s ugly as hell, so I’m going to give it to her as a present. What?? She won’t remember it anyway! And even if she will, so what? (C) Buy? I’m making all my presents, so I’m gonna give her a pair of socks that I’m knitting right now and also a painting of her, which I’m still working on... (D) It’s maybe not that special, or expensive, but I’m buying her a new puppy. Old Rocky passed away exactly a year ago, and she really needs some extra love this Christmas. (E) I’ve seen some nice earrings yesterday. If I buy those, maybe I can borrow them from her later; they will go perfect with my new blouse!


What is your life motto?

(A) “Money = Happiness” (B) “If I throw a stick, will you leave?” (C) “Life is short - better start running” (D) “Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.” (E) “Life is a party”


What is your New Year’s resolution for 2009?

(A) Earn more money/safe more money. (B) I don’t have any - I’m already perfect. (C) Learn something new. (D) Spend more time with family & friends. (E) Stop Smoking.


What is your favorite Christmas carol/song?

(A) I don’t know any Christmas songs. (B) “We Wish You A Shitty Christmas”... err… what’s it called again? (C) “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas” (D) “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” (E) “All I Want For Christmas Is You”


What is your favorite holiday/celebration?

(A) My Birthday, because it’s about ME. (B) Halloween - because I can scare those little kiddies. (C) New Year - because I can rest from the hectic Christmas I had before. (D) Christmas - because it’s about love and kindness. (E) Valentine’s Day - because I can wear that red dress/suit.


You’re going to throw a theme party. What is the theme?

(A) A B-Y-O (bring your own) party. (B) Casino Party - I have some great tricks to win hehehe. (C) A Charlie and the Chocolate Factory party everybody can enjoy my delicious creations. (D) A Charity party - no dress codes, it’s all about giving. (E) Hollywood party - you have to look glamorous.



TEST RESULTS Types of Characters: The alphabets (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) you opt from the above questions resemble your Christmas character in line with the alphabets that stand before the character. If you have a varied result (e.g. three Ds, four Es and one A), your Christmas character is represented by the majority of the alphabet you have previously chosen.

See descriptions of your Christmas characters below:

(A) EBENEZER SCROOGE Oh no…you are SCROOGE! In case you don’t know who Scrooge is, here are some keywords that best describe his character: selfish, cold, ignorance. These traits of Scrooge are the result of ‘unhappy’ childhood and the feelings of being abandoned and left behind. Now, you might want to self-examine yourself and see if you can change to be a better person – a person with heart. (B) THE GRINCH You’re the one who stole Christmas. C’mon, STOP ruining things and being mean. Unless you have a large belly, a pair of brooding, deep-set, yellow ovoid eyes with red irises, long fingers and are covered in green hair, then, yes, you are hopeless. But if not, just like Scrooge, you too still have the chance to change and make this coming Christmas really merry. (C) ELF You are a creature that loves Christmas; and we are happy for you. However, your busyness with creating gifts, making decorations, cooking and other things that prove your abilities and skills make you forget about the ‘real Christmas spirit’. You must remember that Christmas is not all about the decorations and gifts; Christmas is about sharing love, happiness and joyful moments with your beloved ones. (D) SANTA CLAUS Yo da man!! And we love you…You are this jolly person known to be the one spreading the real Christmas spirit, love and care. The children are excitedly waiting for the sound of your bells jingling and strains of “Santa Claus is coming to town” to drift sweetly through the festive atmosphere of the season. (E) CHRISTMAS TREE Everyone would admit it: you are beautiful. Each home is adorned with having you, under which lie the colorfully wrapped presents that everyone has waited all year round for. But that’s it. Sometimes you are forgetting that all of the outer beauties are only acting to symbolize the true “spirit of giving”. You might want to look deeper to the inside, and you would then (hopefully) realize without all the outer extravagant, a true beauty can be achieved. 44




Pandora T

he name might sound a little scary as it may well remind you of a box that when opened was releasing all evils and troubles for humankind and leaving hope inside. However, Pandora in Petitenget is in contrast, for it is a romantic venue which serves appetizing classic Italian cuisines that once you have a bite of any dish served you would crave for more. Structured in a classic Italian style, the restaurant is set vague with soft lighting and has the wooden oven sited at a place where customers could see their pizza being prepared. Pandora’s outdoor part has tables set on the grass from which the diners could enjoy their meals under the stars of the Bali night sky.



We were busy checking out the place and enjoying the calm, soothing atmosphere of the restaurant when realizing that actually one of us had already made the orders without the rest knowing. Since he has dined in this restaurant for quite many times, the rest of us felt pretty safe knowing that we were going to have great meals for dinner. Just in time when we were chatting and laughing while enjoying our beers, all the sudden a number of staffs carrying a number of plates were heading to our table. We were a bit confused, except the one making the order. It turned out that he ordered that the appetizer, main dish and dessert to be brought all at once to the table. We went all wild and confused on what to have first; thus, one of us had the dessert as the appetizer and the other way around. Profiterol Croma e Cioccolato, which is a yummy cookie with chocolate topping, went in first to the tummy – while it supposed to be the last eaten. But we didn’t care, because this small cookie was great that finally all of us had it as the starter. After that we kept on going randomly with the rest of the dishes on the table. Mahimahi al Cartoccio al Forno was our next ‘victim’. All of us went crazy grabbing the mahimahi plate to make sure that we could get a piece of this fine delicacy. Similar madness happened on the way we treated the plates of Focaccia, Gnocchi Verdi Ripieni Prosciutto Mozzarella and Risotto Asparagus Bacon with Mushroom as well as Pizza 4 Stagioni (four-flavored pizza). The funny thing is, we had the Italian Appetizer (salami, olive, cheese and ham) at the very last time; while, obviously from the name, it should’ve gone first. All and all, we had an incredible, ‘unusual’ dinner at Pandora at the time. The restaurant’s perfect ambient would soon go even a lot more pleasant with the scheduled “Pandora Band” with Max (owner) as the band’s vocalist to deliver some blues, rock n’ roll and fusion tunes live for the customers on January next year.

contact Pandora for reservations : 0361 7474 637 Jl. Petitenget 85, Petitenget

Believe it or not...

The Rain Tamer Bali is blessed with the sun that shines all year round. Yet, a little shower from the sky might still happen, especially during the current wet season. The rain could be disturbing at a certain level; thus, will affect tourism and other activities in general. But not for Ida Bagus Ketut Oka, for he knows how to tame the rain and prevents it from occurring. Mr. Oka is a rain tamer from Mengwi (near Tabanan) whose ‘service’ is often used for wedding ceremonies, outdoor parties and the like. This gifted Balinese man is believed to be able to turn the dark-clouded sky into a clear-blue one. This magical practice Mr. Oka does turns out to be common in Bali and several other areas in Indonesia especially during the wet season. “Back in 1977, I felt like being moved to do some special prayers. It’s a bit hard for me explain, but my heart told me to do a ritual and ever since I had the gift to tame the rain,” Mr. Oka said, telling the story when he first acquired his skill. He also added that the gift he has now could be inherited from his father, “My father also has the ability to do this. However, I don’t know if any of my children also ‘inherit’ the gift, because this is something that can’t be learnt. You need to have the call.” In doing the rituals to stop the rain, several special offerings are needed and prayers are made. “People might think that I can control the rain, but they are wrong. I’m only the mediator. It is all depending to Sang Hyang Widi Wasa (God), that is why I need to do the prayers.

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Contact Kupu Kupu Barong Beach Resort for reservations : Jl. Wana Segara Tuban, Bali Indonesia | Contact No. +62 361 753 780 |


t was seven in the evening when I got to Kupu Kupu Barong Beach Resort in Tuban after a long, exhausting day cruising around the city of Denpasar. Looking at my tired face and the backpack I was carrying, the security guard responded quickly and showed me the way to the reception while politely asking me questions like, “have you booked your room, sir?” and even, “first time in Bali?” The last question made me giggled actually. Such greeting was not the one I expected to come out from a security guard; but it somehow assured me that a wonderful, careful treatment was something I would get during my stay there. Mr. Lilik, the receptionist greeted me on the front office, where I had a cold towel and hot tea with lemon grass delivered only shortly after to welcome me in a compound that in night time looked almost like a ‘green’ fortress with walls covering the place from the public’s eyes on the street of Wana Segara Tuban. Yet, once I passed the reception, even at night I could clearly see the hidden beautiful lush, tropical garden. The sound of running water from a nearby fountain made me fantasized that I was lost somewhere in a tropical rainforest. But the sound of rolling and crashing waves of the Indian Ocean woke me up from my fantasy; it added even more mesmerizing feelings. My room was ‘hidden’ behind a bamboo fence, which again, made me wonder on how it would look like in the inside. Stepping in, I faced a number of steps leading to the terrace; but the best thing was the private plunge pool with a day-bed where I could lay down and relax next to it. I didn’t really care about the room for a moment because I was so excited about the pool; but when Mr. Lilik showed my way inside and explained about everything in the room, I was put in between two tricky options: should I use the plunge pool first or just relax in the wonderful, comfortable room instead.

I had a separate living room and a spacious bedroom with all the comforts and facilities provided. Indonesian wayang or puppet hung on the wall and the room’s wooden, cubical furniture, create a fine-looking blend of ethnic-contemporary structure. Lilik flew me away to cloud nine when he showed me the bathroom with its big stone bathtub surrounded by natural brick walls. Pebbles were everywhere covering the floor with square pedals to step onto the tub and the shower. A wooden bench is also provided in case I felt lazy to stand up while enjoying my shower with the warm drops falling straight from the top of my head – just like playing in the rain. To conclude his introduction, Lilik opened up a bottle of rosé and poured it in a glass and handed it over to me while saying, “Welcome to Kupu Kupu Barong, I hope you a pleasant stay. Enjoy the rest of the bottle, it’s in the house.” I spent the morning in the natural, green-stoned swimming pool overlooking the ocean. My plan to stay in the pool for 30 minutes lasted an hour longer instead. It was already 9.30 in the morning and so I rushed my way to the restaurant and had breakfast. Kupu Kupu Barong Beach Resort has a romantic, elegant oceanfront restaurant that serves a selection of world-class French and International cuisine. Dining areas occupy an open area on the terrace covered with a traditional Balinese roof, where stylish decor is complemented by Indonesian artwork. Alternatively, guests may choose to dine within a lovely pavilion with stone pillars running half the length of the white sandy beach.




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Best Christmas Deal

Christmas dinner can be one of the most exciting feasts for cooks. However, if you are too busy to prepare the meals yourself on Christmas Eve, these ten restaurants listed below could come to your rescue for they not only provide you with quality food, but also the atmosphere wherein Christmas is really celebrated – and, of course, the best deals on the island.

1 Ma Joly @ Kupu Kupu Barong Resort

Lobster Tail poached in citrus oil with melon cannellonis filled with herb salad and a lobster/lemongrass vinaigrette. Oxtail Consome with foie gras ravioli and truffled leeks. Ballotine of Turkey stuffed with dried fruits and chestnuts, whole grain mustard sabayon, or pan-seared Tasmanian Salmon with beurre blanc and marinated citrus fruit. Braised pineapple with rosemary and balsamic with caramel ice cream and five pieces of cake or Red Fruit salad and beetroot with sorbet of yogurt and red port. (IDR 500K++, without Oxtail Consome IDR 420K++)

CasCades @ The Viceroy Full Day Christmas course IDR 1.500K++ (with wine pairing) and IDR 900K++ (without wine pairing). Amuse Bouche, Foie Gras, French duck liver terrine with mango and sour cherry gelee, caramelized onions and warm brioche (s/w Graves, France). Seared Scallops with caramelized cauliflower, escargot a la plancha, crisp Parma ham and capers emulsion (s/w Chardonnay, Chilli). Pan-seared Barramundi with fennel confit, grilles eggplant and citrus sauce (s/w Semillion Sauvignon Blanc, Australia). Fresh Lime Sorbet (s/w Grappa, Italy). Roast Turkey with chestnut stuffing, roast potatoes and cranberry condiment (s/w Pinot Noir, France). English style Christmas pudding with vanilla custard and ice cream, or Tiramisu made from Illy coffee and Valhrona chocolate (Champagne, France). Selection of cheese (served with traditional condiments and walnut bread and a Tawny Port, Portugal). Live entertainment by 4 piece Jazz band.


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Di Mare @ Karma Kandara Jumbo Crab Ravioli or Puree of Roasted Butternut Pumpkin with Alaskan Scallop Saltimboca or Wilted Spinach Salad, caramelized pears, triple-smoked bacon and Roquefort. Zarzuela de Mariscos: Spanish seafood with stews of prawns, scallops, clams, mussels, almond and prosciutto or Roasted Long Island Duckling with sweet potato puree and Belgian endive or Australian Loin of Venison with pickled cherry and celery root gratin. Coffee and doughnuts, cinnamon coated churros and Belgian hot chocolate or Brioche Pain Perdu or Pumpkin Spice Cake with pork-soaked cranberries. (IDR 790++)


Rumours Christmas Menu will start from December 23rd to 25th. Snow Flakes, 250gr slices of roasted turkey with vegetable, potato wedges and gravy sauce (IDR 40K++). Gammon Ham Steak served with mashed potato, honey sauce and egg (IDR 40K++). Grilled Pork Chop served with bean, sauteed iceberg and buttered potato or fries (IDR 40K+). Peanut Triple Chocolate Cake (IDR 20K++). Complimentary a glass of house wine for every purchase of the menu. A whole turkey can also be ordered with RSVP three days before (400K++).


Street Cafe Boxing Day Brunch Buffet of Salad Bar followed by assorted roasts: chicken, turkey, beef, duck and fish. (IDR 200K, IDR 390K with matching wines)


Sasa’ Italian Christmas Eve dinner in Sasa’ starts with the appetizer Insalata Russa e Involtini Di Zucchine e Gamberi Alla Griglia (vegetables and mayonnaise accompanying zucchini and prawn rolls) and continues with Cappelletti in Brodo (small ravioli in beef broth). Choices of main course are the Medaglioni Alla Rossini (beef medallion with red wine sauce and liver paté) or Salmone Con Chilli Salsa (grilled salmon with tomato, avocado and chili salsa). The special dessert for the special night is Cannoli Alla Siciliana (Sicilian cannoli filled with ricotta cheese).

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A Flute of Tanjung Sparkling Wine. Caesar’s salad, romain lettuce on an anchovy dressing with parmesan cheese. Tomato cream soup. Ravioli ricotta, home-made ravioli stuffed with spinach and ricotta cheese on fresh salvia butter. Lemon Sherbet Vodka. Entrecote Café de Paris, sliced tenderloin on herb butter sauce served with French fries or Tuna Dill Medallions, tuna medallions in a fresh dill sauce served with jasmine rice. Swiss Toblerone Chosolate Mousse with strawberry coulis. (IDR 350K Net)

Ultimo Christmas Menu will start from December 23rd to 25th. Tachhino Arrosto e Pisseli, roasted turkey with green peas (IDR 40K). Coniglio Marinato Alla Griglia, grilled and marinated rabbit served with sautéed cabbage, potato wedges and Sassi style sauce (IDR 75K). Sella Di Capriolo Al Pepe Brandy, roasted venison served with steamed baby bean, pana potato and brandy black pepper sauce (IDR 100K). Stinco Di Maiale Con Piselli e Puree Di Patate, roasted pork leg with green peas, potato puree and gravy (IDR 40K). Panettone, Italian dessert served with vanilla sauce (IDR 20K). Complimentary a glass of house wine for every purchase of the menu.

10 Pantarei

Artini @ Bali Mystique An Australian Christmas with Bon-Bons and Christmas sweets, Melon & Proscuitto Boats, Jimbaran Bay Prawns (with tangy citrus sauce and salad), Lemon Sorbet, Honey Glazed Leg Ham, Herb-infused Turkey with cranberry peaches and seasoned gravy, roasted vegetables, Brandy Plum Pudding or assorted ice creams, coffee/tea with Rum Balls. (IDR 225K++)


Christmas Eve set menu in Pantarei will consist of Pumpkin Soup (fresh pumpkin soup and onion with touch of cream), Pantarei Salad (special creation of lettuce, cucumber, pine nut, wholenut, tomato and cherry in vinegar sauce), Asst. Bourek (spinach and cheese, aubergine, cheese with herbs and cheese with pastrami), Lamb Roast/Roast Turkey/Pork in the Oven served with sautéed potatoes, Brownie Top with Cream and coffee or tea. (IDR 235K)


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Best New Year’s Deal

It is an extremely common thing for people to celebrate the coming of a New Year. Parties and social gatherings spanning the transition of the year at midnight with fireworks and people shouting while counting down the seconds would make a very late at night time so very young – creating a good atmosphere to make a fresh beginning. Listed below are ten venues where you can go and spend the last seconds of 2008 and welcome the new, hopeful year of 2009.

1 Double Six

Spectacular party with the theme “Unity” held within five different arenas (three indoors and two outdoors) with the capacity to host more than 6,000 people. Performing in the party would be Matt Hardwick (UK), Camillo Franco (Space Ibiza), Delicious Devina (1945MF Jkt) and Jon White (UK). Limited pre-sale tickets at available, please contact +62 361 769 223(free ticket delivery).

2 The Wave

Amazing End of the Year Party!! Performing DJ Ferdo the Rythem Jakarta. Drink Till you Drop just at The Club! Super duper Crazy all night long till the new Day. Sexy Dancer on the Bar and early performance by Battalion Band, Calypso, Performing DJ Dede with Hawaiian Dancers 08pm Onwards



3 Deja’Vu

Spend your last seconds at Deja’Vu and get entertained by DJ DANNY FRY. The first day of 2009 will also full with amusement from the DJs Bimo (1945MF), Bone (Spinach Records) and Jeida (Sound of Zeus).

4 Pantarei

Special New Year’s Eve Set Menu: Greek Fish Soup, Prawn Cocktail, Grilled Prawn with Bacon, Roast Beef or Roast Lamb (200gr), Loukomades and coffee or tea. (IDR 260K)

5 Bahiana

Bahiana’s “Ultimate Vaganza” will be on December 31 starting from 10pm ‘till drop and is going to be packed shows from DJ Iwan Flow (Jkt), DJ Jonas and resident DJ. Sexy dancers along with confetti, trumpets and fireworks party will also take place in this temple of salsa.

6 Mannekepis

Mousse de Foie de Volaille (duck and chicken liver mousse served with salad and sliced baguette), Lobster Bisque served with brandy cream, Lime Sorbet with Vodka, Duck a L’Orange (pan-fried duck breast served with gratin dauphinois and orange sauce) and Chocolate Volcano (served with strawberry coulis and vanilla ice cream). (IDR 360K++)



7 Obsesion

Doors at Obsesion will open at 10pm ‘till late for the New Year’s Eve Party. Guests will be entertained with live music performance by Obsesi Band at 11pm. Sexy Dancers will take over the show while counting down the seconds to January 2009. Salsa & Gypsy Night with El Ritmo Latino will carry on the show starting at 1am. No charge at the entrance door.


Ocean Beach Club

The party spot Ocean Beach Club would for sure not be left behind in welcoming the New Year. International DJs like Funk Agenda (UK), Damian Saint (UK), and Flex (USA) are all lined up to shake the house with tons of madness. Passes to join the madness would differ between Silver (IDR 150K), Gold (IDR 250K) & Platinum (IDR 500K) – full access to Ocean Beach Club and Skygarden.


Skygarden Skygarden with its rooftop party spot is arranging DJs James Talk (UK) and Andy d’lux to rock the sky of Legian this coming December 31st. Passes to join the party would differ between Silver (IDR 150K), Gold (IDR 250K) & Platinum (IDR 500K) – full access to Skygarden and Ocean Beach Club.




My ROOM DJ Noa from the Netherlands and LBS of USA would be the ones responsible to move My ROOM while party animals are ready to wave goodbye to 2008. Party all night long of December 2008 ‘till January 2009.



Have yourself

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a merry little Christmas It is normally so easy for me to put aside the fact that I’ve been away from my family for quite some time, especially due to the daily routines I have. Today, as that time of year to glorify the birth of Jesus of Nazareth is approaching in no time, the past suddenly comes stepping into my present bedroom where everywhere on the walls and ceiling I can clearly see the pictures of ‘white Christmases’ I had with my family. But the sounds of geckos, the singing frogs, the chanting tropical insects and the little raindrops from the sky, I come quick to become aware of a different kind of Christmas I’d be having this year in Bali: no family, no snow, no street choir humming the Christmas carols. I could still clearly remember several Christmases I spent in New York, where my family and I together with the other residents and visitors would gather at the Rockefeller Center to attend an annual tradition to light the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree early in December. With snow falling on our heads, all of us were excitedly waiting ‘till the clock stroke seven in the evening, when thousands of lights attached to miles of cable wiring the around 80 feet tall spruce tree would be put up to shine. It was so glamorous and merry. But again, it was in New York, the city of blinding lights, an apparently part on Earth that receives snow during winter and a perfect spot to go with Irvin Berlin’s “White Christmas”. It won’t snow on Christmas in Bali, but it won’t stop me from taking part in the joyful moment the whole Christians in the world celebrate. Yea…Judy Garland’s “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” is just the song to go with in Bali. But as I went to a beach in Seminyak, I was so surprised to see “Merry Xmas” written on the sand that a hot Bali day feels like a cold winter night in New York. I guess it was due to the spirit of the holiday season that made me feel like that. Wow, I’ve never had any idea that Christmas was so beautiful until that day. And I can’t believe that I’m actually saying this. Christmas is not all about the snow, street choir or blinding lights of a big Christmas tree. My family? I have them in my heart. Now I’m certain that I will have a merry and wonderful Christmas this year, although only the little one…I could feel it. Merry Christmas everyone…whoever you are…wherever you are… Have yourself a merry little Christmas Let your heart be light…





What’s happening? /the regulars THE WAVE 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 December 2008


Treat yourself with Special price of small Bintang beer only 15K all nite long performing Resident DJ with Progressive Music, Police Hostesses are here to greet the guests... And live unplugs all around Sailfin Restaurant by Battalion Band. 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 December 2008


Drinks Till you Drop just at The Club!!! Performing by Skyline Band and sexy dancers on The Bar with DJ performance and Sailor Hostesses to welcome the guests. Happy hours for small Bintang Beer start from 5.00pm till 9.00pm. 03, 10, 17, 24 December 2008

WEDNESDAY R&B ON LADIES NITE Girls Nite Out… Come n Enjoy your nite with special 50% discount for ladies on selected drinks all nite long performance By Skyline Band and Dj with R&B music all nite and Nurse Hostesses. Happy hours for small Bintang Beer start from 5.00pm till 9.00pm... And live unplugs all around at Sailfin Restaurant by Battalion Band.

with classic disco. Welcoming guests By Nurse Hostesses. Happy hours start from 5.00pm till 9.00pm. And live unplugs all around at Sailfin Restaurant by Battalion Band. 06, 13 December 2008

SATURDAY NIGHT PARTY Wonderful Show by our Sexy Dancers on the pole and Bar, feat resident Dj on The Mix, Skyline Band and Police hostesses to greet the guests and Happy hours for small Bintang beer start from 5.00pm till 9.00pm. 07, 14, 21, 28 December 2008


Performance by Skyline Band Bikini’s Sexy Dancers on the Bar, and Resident DJ’s on the Mix, police Hostess are here to welcome the guests. Happy hours start from 5.00pm till 9.00pm... 05 December 2008

SOUND OF CLASSIC Performing is Skyline Band with classic music and Classic sexy dancers on the bar with DJ Dede 68


20 CENTURY DARK IN THE NIGHT FREAKY STYLE Feel in cosmic of Club with freaky style of people…Wonderful Show by our Sexy Dancers on The Bar, feat resident Dj on The Mix, Skyline Band performing on the stage and Police hostesses to greet the guests. Happy hours for small Bintang beer start from 5.00pm till 9.00pm. 25 December 2008


DJ performance at the TERRACE Area and Sailor Hostesses to greet the guests. Happy hours for small Bintang Beer start from 5.00pm till 9.00pm.

Everything white on your Christmas, .snow fell at The Wave Performing Skyline Band Sexy fairy Dancers on the Bar, and Resident DJ’s on the Mix, police Hostess is here to welcome the guests. Happy hours start from 5.00pm till 9.00pm...

11 December 2008

27 December 2008

Dj Reni feat Dodi Percussion (support by gudang Garam) Performing is Skyline Band & Sexy Dancers on the Bar, and Resident DJ’s on the Mix, police Hostess are here to welcome the guests. Happy hours start from 5.00pm till 9.00pm...

Performing DJ Bagash Lips Bogor Wonderful Show by our Sexy Dancers on the Bar, feat resident Dj on The Mix, Skyline Band performing and Police hostesses to greet the guests. Happy hours for small Bintang beer start from 5.00pm till 9.00pm


04, 18 December 2008


20 December 2008

12, 19, 26 December 2008


Free welcome drink for ladies. Performing is Skyline Band and sexy dancers on the bar with residence DJ. Welcoming guests By Nurse Hostesses. Happy hours start from 5.00pm till 9.00pm... And live unplugs all around at Sailfin Restaurant by Battalion Band.


31 December 2008


Performing DJ Ferdo the Rythem Jakarta. Drink Till you Drop just at The Club!!! Super duper Crazy all night long till the new Day…… Sexy Dancer on the Bar and early performance by Battalion Band. Calypso….Performing DJ Dede with Hawaiian Dancers 08pm Onwards

What’s happening? /the events THE WAVE 05 December 2008 SOUND OF CLASSIC Skyline Band with classic music and Classic sexy dancers on the bar with DJ Dede with classic disco, Nurse Hostesses, Happy hours from 5.00pm till 9.00pm, live unplugs all around at Sailfin Restaurant by Battalion Band. 11 December 2008 PUMP MY BEAT Dj Reni feat Dodi Percussion (support by gudang Garam), Skyline Band & Sexy Dancers on the Bar, Resident DJs on the Mix, police Hostess, Happy hours start from 5.00pm till 9.00pm... 20 December 2008 20 CENTURY DARK IN THE NIGHT FREAKY STYLE Feel in cosmic of Club with freaky style of people, Sexy Dancers, Resident DJs on The Mix, Skyline Band, Police hostesses, Happy hours for small Bintang beer from 5.00pm till 9.00pm.

25 December 2008 WHITE CHRISTMAS PARTY Everything white on your Christmas, snow falls at The Wave, Skyline Band, Sexy fairy Dancers, Resident DJs on the Mix, police Hostess, Happy hours start from 5.00pm till 9.00pm. 27 December 2008 B4 NEW YEAR EVE PARTY Performing DJ Bagash Lips Bogor, Sexy Dancers on the Bar, Resident DJs on The Mix, Skyline Band, Police hostesses, Happy hours for small Bintang beer from 5.00pm till 9.00pm. 31 December 2008 AMAZING END OF THE YEARS PARTY DJ Ferdo the Rythem Jakarta, Drink Till you Drop just at The Club!!! Super duper Crazy all night long till the new Day, sexy Dancer on the Bar and early performance by Battalion Band, Calypso, DJ Dede with Hawaiian Dancers 08pm onwards.



Crash Course Bahasa Indonesia Bahasa Inondesia is the language spoken through the whole Indonesia. The Balinese speaks Bali language with each other, yet you will be fine with these words and short phrases.

Apa Kabar? Baik, terima kasih Selamat pagi Selamat siang Selamat sore Selamat malam Sampai jumpa lagi Sampai nanti Nama saya... Silahkan Permisi Tidak/ Ya Saya lapar Saya haus Ada bir? Saya mau Nasi Campur Dimana hotel? Kanan Kiri Maaf



How are you? Fine, thank you Good morning Good afternoon (before 3pm) Good afternoon (after 3pm) Good evening See you later (as in some other time) See you later (as in later today) My name is... Here you go Excuse me No/ Yes I’m hungry I’m thirsty Do you have beer? I want Nasi Campur (mixed rice) Where is the hotel? Right Left Sorry

Sudoku Time! Each Sudoku has a unique solution that can be reached logically. Enter digits from 1 to 9 into the blank spaces. Every row and column must contain one of each digit, as must every 3x3 square.

Previous Month’s Solution :


71 RESTAURANTS Italian Restaurants Il Cielo (MAP1-C5) Jl. Kartika Plaza 172, Kuta phone: +62 361 762 027 OSTERIA TELESE - ITALIAN RESTAURANT

German Restaurants Café Sendok (MAP1-C2) Jl. Legian 139, Legian phone: +62 (0)361 752 450 Mama’s (MAP1-C2) Jl. Raya Legian, Legian phone: +62 361 754 831

Belgian Restaurants Mannekepis Bistro (MAP2-F3) Jl. Raya Seminyak 2, Seminyak phone: +62 361 847 5784

- Osteria Telese serves you the true taste of Napels and is voted ‘Best Italian Restaurant’ by the ‘La Gazette’ newspaper Jl. Laksmana, Seminyak phone: 0361 734 566 MAP2-D3 Pandora (MAP2-C2) Jl.Petitenget 85, Petitenget phone: +62 361 7474 637 Papas Café (MAP1-B2) Jalan Pantai Kuta - Legian Bali 1, Kuta phone: +62 361 755 055 Ristorante Italia (MAP2-E5) Legian (Pantai Blue Ocean), Legian phone: 361 755 500 Rustica Jl. Batu Belig 1, Batu Belig Sasa (MAP2-B4) Jl. Laksmana (Oberoi) 78, Seminyak phone: +62 361 736 638 Trattoria (MAP2-B4) Jl. Laksmana Oberoi, Seminyak phone: +62 361 737082 Ultimo (MAP2-B4) Jl. Laksmana 104 X, Seminyak phone: +62 0361-738720-21 Warung Italia (MAP2-F3) Jl. Kunti 6 Seminyak, Bali phone: +62 0361-737 437 Zanzibar (MAP2-F3) Jl. Kunti 6 Seminyak, Bali phone: +62 0361- 733 529

Spanish Restaurants La Sal (MAP2-E3) Jl. Drupadi II 100, Seminyak phone: +62 361 738 321 Triana (MAP3-D4) Jl. Danau Tamblingan 108 phone: +62 361 288 438

Swiss Restaurants The Flying Piano (MAP2-F5) Jln. Werkudara X, Legian phone: 0361 761 389 Yut’z Place (MAP2-F5) Jl. Werkudara 521, Legian phone: +62 81 239 51454



Dutch Restaurants Double Dutch Jl Cemara Semawang 29, Sanur phone: 0361 270 554

Greek Restaurants Mykonos (MAP2-A4) Jalan Laksmana 52, Seminyak phone: +62 361 733 253 Pantarei (MAP2-F4) Jl. Raya Seminyak 17 A, Seminyak phone: +62 361 732 567

Indian Restaurants Queens Tandoor (MAP2-F3) Jl. Raya Seminyak 73, Seminyak phone: +62 361 732 770 Queen’s of India (MAP2-F3) Jl. Raya Seminyak 73, Seminyak phone: +62 361 732 770

Moroccan Restaurants Khaima (MAP2-A4) Jl. Laksmana 334, Seminyak phone: +62 361 7423925

Brazilian Restaurants Rio Restaurant (MAP2-F4) Jl. Raya Seminyak 31B, Seminyak phone: +62 361 732 685

Mexican Restaurants TJ’s (MAP1-C4) Gang Poppies 1 - 24, Kuta phone: +62 361 751 093

Japanese Restaurants

Chinese Restaurants Bale Bali (MAP2-F3) Jl. Kunti 48, Seminyak phone: +62 361 732 731

Indonesian Restaurants Cabe Rawit (MAP2-F3) Jl. Kunti 8, Seminyak phone: +62 361 7440 995

Thai Restaurants Lemongrass (MAP2-F4) Jl. raya Seminyak 37, Seminyak phone: +62 361 736 149

International Restaurants Atmosphere (MAP1-C5) Discovery Mall - Beachside D#36, Kuta phone: +62 361 769 501 Black Canyon Coffee (MAP1-B5) Discovery Mall MG 109- Beach Front, Kuta phone: +62 361 780 7929 Blue Ocean (MAP2-E5) Jl. Legian (double 6 beach) #, Legian phone: +62 361 747 2308 Café Bali (MAP2-A4) Jl. Laksmana (Oberoi), Seminyak phone: +62 361 736 484 CasCaDes Restaurant Jl. Lanyahan Br Nagi, Ubud phone: +62 361 971 777 D La Tinna Jl. Petitenget 110, Petitenget phone: +62 361 746 2873 Di Mare Jl. Bukit Permai 45 Jimbaran phone: +62 361 755 423 ESC Urban Food Station Jl. Legian 61 Kuta phone: +62 361 755 423 Grocer & Grind (MAP2-D2) Jl. Kayu Jati 3x, Seminyak phone: 0361 730418 JP’s Warung Club (MAP2-F3) Jl. Dhyana Pura 6, Seminyak phone: 0361 731 622

Dahana Restaurant (MAP2-D2) Jl. Petitenget 98X, Petitenget phone: +62 361 730 131

La Casa (MAP2-F5) Jl. Werkudara 25, Legian phone: 0361 751 822

Fresh Sushi Lounge (MAP2-D3) Jl. Laskmana (Oberoi) 18 phone: +62 361 736834

Lestari (MAP2-D1) Jl. Umalas Lestari, Umalas Stable 9-X phone: +62 361 792 6375

Kaizan (MAP2-A4) Jl. Laksmana 33 (Oberoi), Seminyak phone: +62 361 747 2324 Ryoshi (MAP2-F4) Jl. Raya Seminyak 17, Seminyak phone: +62 361 731 152 Sushi Densha (MAP1-C2) La Walon Centre (behind mamas), Legian phone: +62 361 763616

Loloan (MAP2-D2) Jalan Kayu Jatu 9x, Seminyak phone: +62 361 736 677 Neno Restaurant (MAP2-D1) Jl. Petitenget 2-X phone: +62 361 910 3003 Nine Restaurant (MAP2-F5) Jl. Werkudara -Legian phone: +62 361 762 297

Nyomans Beergarden Jl. Pantai Mengiat X, Nusa Dua phone: +62 361 775 746

MC2 Tropical Property (MAP2-C4) Jalan Drupadi 1, Seminyak phone: +62 361 736733

Piccadilly Jl. Danau Tamblingan 27, Sanur phone: +62 361 289 138

Paradise Property Bali (MAP2-B4) Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai Junction, Nusa Dua Jl. Laksmana, Seminyak phone: +62 361 77 35 40

Rumours (MAP2-B4) Jl. Laksmana 1, Seminyak phone: +62 361 738 720 Sailfin (MAP1-C4) Jl. Pantai Kuta 1, Kuta phone: 0361 760 068 Sendok Restaurant (MAP1-C4) Jl. Singhosari 55, Kuta phone: +62 361 765 119 Street Café Jl. Danau Tamblingan 21, Sanur phone: +62 361 289 259 The Junction (MAP2-A4) Jl. Laksmana (Oberoi), Seminyak phone: +62 361 735 610 The Red Soup Jl By Pass Ngurah Rai Pertokoan, Kuta phone: +62 361 764 442 Venue @ The Moon (MAP2-C2) Jl. Petitenget kerobokan 2001 X Kerobokan phone: +62 361 730629 Waroeng Bonita (MAP2-C2) Jl. Petitenget 2000x Petitenget phone: +62 361 731918

PROPERTY Property Agents Asian Estates & Investments (MAP2-D3) Jl. Laksmana 156A, Seminyak phone: +62 361 732 578 Bali Beach Garden Projects Jl Raya Singaraja Seririt 15, Lovina phone: 081338075888 Bali Property Point (MAP2-D1) Jl. Petitenget 11/1c Kerobokan phone: +62 361 863 0202 Bali Realtor (MAP1-D5) Pertokoan Puri Alit Blok 9, Tuban phone: + 62 361 744 5252 Bali Top Property (MAP1-C5) Jl. Kartika Plaza 6 - 7, Kuta phone: +62 361 765 201 Bali Villa Worldwide (MAP2-D3) Jl. Laksmana 3B, Seminyak phone: 0361 732 013 Elite Havens (MAP2-D3) Jalan Raya Banjar Semer 883, Seminyak phone: +62 361 731074 Horizon Property Jl. Raya Seminyak 151a phone: +62 361 733016 Karma Developments (MAP1-B5) Jalan Kartika Plaza, No. 90 A & B - Kuta, phone: +62 361 8475475


Property Gallery Bali (MAP1-A1) Jl. Patih Jelantik Blok Valet 1 3, Kuta phone: +62 361 769 098

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Roy Weston (MAP1-D1) Jl. Raya Dewi Sri / Sunset Road 16, Kuta phone: +62 361 747 308 8

Jl. Arjuna Blue Ocean, Seminyak phone: 0361 735858 MAP2-E5

Xclusive Property (MAP2-F2) Jl. Sunset Road 10X, Kerobokan phone: +62 361 8475955

Villa Management BHM Villas (MAP2-D3) Jl. Raya Semer 883, Canggu phone: +62 361 730668

Property for Sale Panorama (MAP2-C4) Jl Drupadi 1, Seminyak phone: +62 361 736733 Paradise Property Jl. Laksmana 156A, Seminyak phone: +62 361 732 578

ACTIVITIES Diving & Snorkling Absolute Scuba Jl Tambligan 27C, Sanur phone: +62 0361 282 664 Atlantis International Jl. By Pass Ngurah 350, Sanur phone: +62 361 284 312 Bali Diving Academy Jl. Danau Tamblingan 51, Sanur phone: +62 361 270252 Pigmy Bali Diving Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 99, Jimbaran phone: +62 361778962 Scuba Indonesia Jl. Danau Tamblingan 89, Sanur phone: +62 81 338 675 803

Family Bali Safari and Marine Park Jl. Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra Km 19 Gianyar phone: +62 361 950 000 Waterbom Jl. Kartika Tuban phone: +62 361 755 676

Exercise Bali Bootcamp Seminyak Beach - Near La lucciola phone: +62 361 862 9372

CHARITY Monte Monfore - Swimming for charity Kuta Centre X, Kuta phone: +62 81 805 357 797

BUSINESSES Architecture Bali Architecture & Construction (MAP2-D1) Jl. Petitenget 6X, Kerobokan phone: +62 361 735 780 BALI ARCHITECTURE & CONSTRUCTION

Bali Architecture & Construction

Scuba Seraya Resort Desa Tukad Dabu, Tulamben, Kubu, Karangasem phone: +62 361 283 922

-With a good reputation, BAC provides services in designing, constructing, renovating and interior designing of residences-

Tauch Terminal Jl. Danau Tamblingan X No 31, Jimbaran phone: +62 361 774504

Jl. Petitenget 6X, Kuta 80361 Bali Phone : +62 361 735780

Extreme AJ Hackett Bungy (MAP2-E4) Double Six Club, Seminyak phone: +62 361 731144 Bali Treetop Kebun Raya Eka Karya, Bedugul phone: +62 361 8520 680

Security Services Bali Security Services (MAP2-F2) Jl. Sunset Blvd 27, Seminyak phone: +62 361 744 7046


73 BUSINESSES Consultants Amparos Law Firm Jl. Danau Buyan / 6 Point bld 3rd Floor 74, Sanur phone: +62 361 289670 Bali Mode (MAP1-C1) Jl. Sriwijaya 7, Legian phone: +62 361 765 162 Channel1 (MAP2-E2) Jl. Sunset Road 100 X, Kuta phone: +62 361 780 4047 Soeminar Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 110 Graha Fortuna 2nd floor Tuban phone: +62 361 801 4521

Export - Import Bali Prefab Jl. Pemelisan (close to Makro) 8X, Sanur phone: +62 361 781 7098 Bali Style Sourcing Jl. Pula Sari 258 phone: +6281 338 220551 CAS Cargo Bali Jl. Ngurah Rai 109X, Denpasar phone: + 62 361 720 525

Sunrise School Jl. Merthasari Br. Pengubengan Kauh, Kerobokan phone: +62 361 735 825

TRAVEL Air Air Bali (MAP1-E4) Dewa Ruci Building 100X, Kuta phone: +62 361 767 466

Sea Bali Spa Cruise Jl .Tukad Badung XXIV/7 Denpasar phone: Phone: +62 361 856 2905 Ombak Biru Jl.Setiabudi - Kuta Poleng D-7 phone: +62 361766 269 Ombak Putih Jl.Setiabudi - Kuta Poleng D-7 phone: +62 361766 269 Sea Trek Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai 245, Sanur phone: +62 361283358


Circe Trading (MAP2-E3) Jl. Drupadi 10, Seminyak phone: +62 361 737705

Auto Bagus (MAP1-A1) Tukad Balian 888, Renon phone: +62 361 722222

Export Service Centre Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 461, Sanur phone: +62 361 720 606

Island Biker Tours Jalan Tujung Mekar 7 X, Kerobokan phone: +62 361 847 5332

Hammock (MAP2-E1) Jl. Petitenget 22, Kerobokan phone: +62 361 742 1475

Surya Bali Car Rental (MAP2-G4) Jl. Nakula - Gang Baik-Baik 10x, Seminyak phone: 0361 733199

Leo Trading Jl. Kunti 1-6 Seminyak phone: +62 81 933 058 369

Property Maintenance Hunian Kita (MAP2-E1) Jl. Raya Kerobokan 16 Z, Kerobokan phone: +62 361 730 543

HOSPITALS & CARE ARC Anti-aging Beauty Clinic (MAP1-E4) Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai No 1, Kuta phone: +62 361 767 543 BIMC Hospital Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 100 X -Kuta +62 361 761 263 International SOS (MAP1-E4) Jalan By Pass Ngurah Rai 505 X, Kuta phone: +62 361 720 100 Kasih Ibu Hospital Bali Jl. Teuku Umar 120, Denpasar phone: +62-361 223036




Waka Land Cruise Jl. Padang Kartika 5X, Denpasar phone: +62 361 426972

Chill Reflexology at The Villas (MAP2-F3) Jl. Kunti 118X, Seminyak phone: +62 361 734701 House of David Salon (MAP1-E2) Jl. Boulevard Sunset Road Blok A8, Kuta phone: +62 361 767 632 Prana Spa at The Villas (MAP2-F3) Jalan Kunti 118X, Seminyak phone: +62 361 730840 Shinkei Spa (MAP1-C3) Jl. Legian, Ground floor My Room, 60, Kuta phone: +62 361 766 046 Well Being Spa (MAP2-B4) Jl. Laksmana 66 B Seminyak phone: +62 361 735 573

INTERIOR Antiques & Furniture Bali Antique Shop (MAP2-F3) Jl. raya seminyak 34, Seminyak phone: +62 8191 66 388 09 Bali Bazaar Jl. Kunti 1-6 Seminyak phone: +62 361 733963 D sign (MAP2-D3) Jl. Oberoi 18, Seminyak phone: +62 361 743 7771 Gecko Furniture (MAP2-E1) jl Raya Kerobokan opposite B, Kerobokan phone: +62 361 751386 Hishem Furniture Jl Sunset Road 86c Kuta phone: +62 361 737441 H+R Expositions (MAP2-C4) Jl. Laksmana (Oberoi) 12 X, Seminyak phone: +62 361 780 4046 LIO COLLECTION - WHOLESALE & RETAIL

Travel Organizers Island Promotions Bali (MAP1-C4) Poppies Lane 1 No.12, Kuta phone: 0361 753241

RELAXATION Spas & Salons Amoaras Spa (MAP2-D2) Jl. Laksamana 57, Seminyak phone: +62 361 734 260 Bodyworks Spa (MAP2-C2) Jl. Kayu Jati - Petitenget 2, Seminyak phone: +62 361 733 317 Briella Spa (MAP2-F5) Jl. Werkudara 526 B, Seminyak phone: +62 361 7987 660

- Lio Collection offers Top Quality in- and outdoor Furniture, Home Accessories, Elegant Lighting, Eglectic Artworks and more. Jl. Raya Kerobokan 2 - Kerobokan phone: 0361 7800 942 MAP2-E1 TheZire (MAP1-D1) Jl. Dewi Sri 21, Kuta phone: +62 361 755 431 WhyNot Shop (MAP1-A1) Jl. Nakula, Kuta phone: +62 361 499001

Interior Design Gill Wilson (GW) Interiors Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 296 phone: +62 361 270 030

Lighting Alabaster Lighting (MAP1-A1) Istana Kuta Gal. Block Valet 1 - no.9 phone: +62 361 769 007

SHOPPING Art & Galleries Joe Kennedy Photography Jl. Danau Tamblingan 51 D, Sanur phone: +62 361 282 339

Wholesale Lio Collection (MAP2-E1) Jl. Raya Kerobokan 2, Kuta phone: +62 361 7800 942 Redline Merchandising (MAP2-F5) Jl. Sahadewa 1, Legian phone: +62 361 765 232 Sari Rambut Desa Abuan, Kecamatan Susut 324, Bangli phone: +62 366 92222

Fresh Flowers Surya Florist Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 106, Denpasar phone: +62 361 745 2381 Martha Florist (MAP2-E2) Jl. Raya Kerobokan No. 135, Kuta phone: +62 361 733 072

Electronics & Entertainment Mac House Bali (MAP1-A2) Jl. Patih Jelantik pm 1/09, Kuta phone: +62 361 769060 Fortunate (4TUNE8) DVD (MAP1-C1) Padma Street 1, Kuta phone: +62 361 757784



- Bali Deli has created a pioneer supermarket concept which maintains standards of quality for all products and services Jl. Kunti 117X, Seminyak phone: 0361 738 686 MAP2-F3 Bintang Supermarket (MAP2-F4) Jl. Raya Seminyak 17, Seminyak phone: +62 361 730552 La Piccola Jl. Tirta Nadi (By Pass Ngurah Rai) 27, Sanur phone: +62 361 747 5844 PT Nestle Indonesia Wisma Nestle lt 5 kav 88, Jakarta phone: +62 21 78836000 PT.Bali Moon Liqueurs Jalan Mertasari 21, Denpasar phone: +62 361 727626 Ruths Desserts Sanur - phone: +62 361 286 647

Nogo Textiles Jl. Danau Tamblingan 104, Sanur phone: +62 361 288 765

Jewelry & Accessories Alfi Rahman Bags (MAP2-F3) Jl. Dhyana Pura 5, Seminyak phone: +62 361 730302 B.E. Mas (MAP2-F4) Jl. Legian Kaja 491, Kuta phone: +62 361 757 711 Long John Silver (MAP2-D3) Jl. Laksmana Oberoi 150, Seminyak phone: +62 361 856 3192

dejong mens fashion (MAP2-F3) Jl. Raya Seminyak 35, Seminyak phone: 0361 732 107

Rabia (MAP2-F3) Jl. Raya Seminyak 10, Seminyak phone: +62 361 731 035

Dragonfly Blue (MAP2-F2) Jl. Raya seminyak 34X, Seminyak phone: + 62 361 739372

Onyx Boutique (MAP2-E4) Jl. Double Six No. 50 Legian Kaja- Kuta Phone: +62 361 746 1595


St. Isidor (MAP2-C4) Jl. Laksamana 44, Oberoi phone: +62 361 738 836 Tas Merah Desa Abuan, Kecamatan Susut Kabupaten phone: +62 366 92222

Kenz (MAP2-D3) Jl Laksmana (Oberoi) 6 phone: +62 361 737 797

-Be in a breezy kind of style and look different with Chile’s cheerful creations and unique touch of femininity and class Jl. Lasmana No. 41 Seminyak Bali Phone : +62 361 793 0258 Jl. Raya Seminyak No. 32 Seminyak Bali Phone : +62 361 742 2445 Eat Shop Jl. Poppies II Gang Ronta, Kuta phone: +62 Funky Princess (MAP2-F4,MAP2-F3, MAP2-F3) 1. Jl. Raya Seminyak 42, Seminyak 2. Jl. Raya Seminyak 34 (Glamstore) 3. Jl. Kunti 119 phone: 0361-766537 Innuendo (MAP2-F3) 1. Jl Raya Seminyak #75H Seminyak, Kuta phone: +62 3617428814 2. Jl Raya Seminyak #47A Seminyak, Kuta phone: +62 361732113 FUNKY PRINCESS

-Funky Princess...the funkiest fashion shop in Bali! Its three shops around Seminyak area in Bali. It’s time to be funky, girls!1. Jl. Raya Seminyak 42, Seminyak 2. Jl. Raya Seminyak 34, (Glamstore) 3. Jl. Kunti 119 phone: +62 361 766 537 MAP2-F4, MAP2-F3, MAP2-F3


- Get your photos precisely engraved on a wide selection of gold and silver jewelriesJl. Pulau Serangan I/III 3 Denpasar, Bali Phone: +62 361 244423

ACCOMODATION Hotels Alam Anda Jl. Danau Tamblingan X No 31, Jimbaran phone: +62 361 774399 Bali Mystique Hotel & Apartments (MAP2-C2) Jalan Petitenget 2000 XX Petitenget phone: +62 361 730 465 Courtyard Hotel & Apartments (MAP2-F5) Jl. Werkudara (exPura Bagus Taruna) 14, Legian phone: +62 361 750 242 Etnik Hotel (MAP1-C2) Jl. Melasti gg. Lebak Bena Kuta, Bali phone: +62361 753 266 Harris Resort Kuta Jl. Raya Pantai Kuta, Kuta phone: +62361 753 868 Harris Resort Tuban Jl. Dewi Sartika Tuban, Kuta phone: +62361 765 255 Santai Bali P.O. Box 116, Denpasar phone: +62 363 23487 Spartacvs Hotel (MAP2-C2) Jln. Pura Telaga Waja Petitenget X, Seminyak phone: +62 361 738 944


75 Villa Rentals Cicada (MAP2-C2) Jl. Pura Telaga Waja 1, Seminyak phone: +62 361 862 0805 Danoya Villa (MAP2-C1) Jl. Batu Belig 559, Kerobokan phone: +62 361 735 305 Disini Villa (MAP2-B3) Jl. Mertasari 28, Seminyak phone: +62 361 737537 Downtown Villas (MAP2-F4) Jalan Pura Dalem 9-D, Seminyak phone: +62 361 736 464 Cicada (MAP2-C2) Jl. Pura Telaga Waja 1, Seminyak phone: +62 361 862 0805 Danoya Villa (MAP2-C1) Jl. Batu Belig 559, Kerobokan phone: +62 361 735 305 Disini Villa (MAP2-B3) Jl. Mertasari 28, Seminyak phone: +62 361 737537 Downtown Villas (MAP2-F4) Jalan Pura Dalem 9-D, Seminyak phone: +62 361 736 464 Karma Jimbaran Karma Developments 23, Jimbaran phone: +62 361 8 475 475

Surya Mas Jl. Raya Legian, Legian Kaja phone: +62 361 753 732 The Samaya Jl. Laksmana 1, Seminyak phone: +62 361 731149 Uma Sapna (MAP2-E3) Jl. Drupadi 20 XX, Seminyak phone: +62 361 736 628 Villa Bugis (MAP2-B4) Jl Laksmana 32, Seminyak phone: +62 361 7448592 Villa des Indes (MAP2-C3) Jl. Astina Pura 3 Seminyak 80361 phone: +62 361 737 799 Villa di Bali Jl. Petitenget - Perum. Uma Sari -10 Kerobokan phone: +62 361 8731923 Villa Indah Pragina Jl. Pantai Pererenan Canggu Mengwi Villa Karisa (MAP2-E3) Jl. Drupadi 100X, Seminyak phone: 0361 7445538 Villa Kubu Seminyak (MAP2-G3) Jl. Raya Seminyak Gang Plawa, Seminyak phone: +62 361 731129 Villa Pisang Mas (MAP2-E4) Jl. Werkadura, Gang Bulan 8, Legian phone: +62 361 732 168


- Exclusive holiday residences located at Bali’s most Southern point, for sale and for rent Jl. Bukit Perma, Jimbaran phone: 0361 708 800

Kembali Villas (MAP2-D3) Jalan Sari Dewi 14A, Seminyak phone: +62 361 737300 Lake Grace Villas (MAP1-D1) Jl. Dewi Sri 26, Kuta phone: +62 361 769 470 Lumba Lumba Umalas II Jl. Bumbak Gg P.Buru 3, Umalas phone: +62 85 936 170094 Ni Rampe Village Jl. Nelayan Banjar Can, Canggu phone: +62 361 736 433 Sesari Jalan Pangkung Sari 23, Seminyak phone: +62 361 730533 Sitara Padi Villas (MAP2-B1) Jl. Bumbak Kauh 1, Canggu phone: +62 361 7800828 Sun Island (MAP2-F4) Jl. Raya Seminyak 188, Seminyak phone: +62 361 733779



- Our exclusive accommodations offer privacy and luxury with all the conveniences of a full service hotel Jl. Kunti 118x, Seminyak phone: 0361 730840 MAP2-F3


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Additional Bali Information (A to Z) A

25 Amed

12 Batubulan

Amed is one of the Bali’s best-kept secrets that hosts some of the island’s enchanting beaches. With not much is going on for the nightlife, Amed is a perfect destination for families and the more mature travelers.

Batubulan is located on the border of Denpasar & Gianyar. It is known as the home of stone sculptures. The craftsmen can make up your order and arrange to ship it to your home address. Candi Dasa beach

24 Amlapura

14 Celuk

Amlapura is the main town in Karangasem Regency. It hosts some of the island’s enchanting attractions such as the Tirta Gangga (the Water Palace).

Celuk, in the sub-district of Sukawati, is renowned for its gold and silver crafting.


36 Bedugul Bedugul is a village located in the mountainous area connecting north and south Bali.


10 Denpasar

Denpasar is the capital of Bali, with an estimated of 500,000 people of different backgrounds live in the area. A number of Bali’s notable museums is located in Denpasar.

28 Besakih Temple Amlapura - Tirta Gangga

45 Asahduren (clove plantation) Asahduren Clove Plantation is located 20 km inland from Negara. It offers the beautiful sight from the greenery of clove plantations.

Besakih is the most important, sacred temple in Bali. Known as the Mother Temple, Besakih provides spectacular views of the natural surroundings.

Denpasar - War Monument



47 Bali Barat National Park Bali Barat National Park lies at the western side of Bali and occupies an estimated 10% of Bali’s total land area. The park is the last refuge of one of the most endangered birds of the world: the Bali Starling.

13 Bali Bird Park Bali Bird Park provides a home to almost 1000 birds of 250 different species. Here you can find the largest and finest collection of Indonesian birds in the world plus fantastic birds from Africa & South America.

29 Bangli Bangli offers beautiful views of Mount and Lake Batur. Situated hundreds of meters above the sea level, the breeze in Bangli is cool and very fresh.

44 Banjar Banjar is a worth visit place to watch cockfights and Brahma Vihara Arama, Bali’s only Buddhist monastery. You can as well bathe at the Banjar’s hot springs during your visit there.



18 Gianyar

Pura Besakih - Mother Temple

39 Blahmantung Waterfall Blahmantung Waterfall is located in the Pupuan area of Tabanan. This part of Bali is very fertile and recieves a lot of rain. You can swim here, or at least go for a soak in the shallow water.

37 Botanical Gardens Eka Karya Botanical Garden in Bedugul was founded in 1959 and is the youngest yet the largest of the four Indonesian botanical gardens.

34 Butterfly Park The Butterfly Park is located 7 km from Tabanan on the way to Panebel. It is the biggest butterfly park in Asia and it’s perfect to relax with the family.


22 Candi Dasa

Candi Dasa is a fishing village which currently is undergoing rapid tourist developments. Candi Dasa is considered as a hassle-free destination.

Gianyar is the regency famous for artistic and high culture. As a tourism area, Gianyar has beautiful natural views like mountains and coasts.

48 Gilimanuk Gilimanuk is the main port for traffic from Bali to Java and vice versa. Gilimanuk can be reached by heading west from Negara, or west through the National Park from Singaraja.

40 Gitgit Located on a busy road 11km south of Singaraja, Gitgit is the most visited waterfall in Bali.

15 Goa Gajah Goa Gajah or Elephant Cave comes outstanding with the shape of its entrance: a skillfully carved depiction entangling leaves, rocks, animals, ocean waves and demonic human shapes running from the gaping mouth.

3 Nusa Dua Nusa Dua is known as the home of large international 5-star resorts. Many beautiful beaches with quieter atmosphere can be found in this area. Goa Gajah

20 Goa Lawah Goa Lawah is inhibited by thousands of bats hanging down on the ceiling and flying around. It is also the home of one of the most scared temples in Bali, Pura Goa Lawah.

Kuta - Poppies Lane

51 Nusa Ceningan Nusa Ceningan offers many tourist attractions such as cockfighting and the unique seaweed farming.


30 Lake Batur

Lake Batur is the biggest lake in Bali. It lies down in the feet of Mount Batur and Mount Abang.

50 Nusa Lembongan Nusa Lembongan is a small island located 20 km off the east coast of Bali. The island is known as a virgin island with crystal-clear waters.

49 Nusa Menjangan

Lake Batur

Goa Lawah

2 Garuda Wisnu Kencana GWK (Garuda Wisnu Kencana) is a cultural park and a landmark with gigantic statue (still under construction) of Vishnu sitting on his ride, which is half man half Garuda bird.

38 Lake Bratan Lake Bratan is located in Bedugul and is the second largest lake in Bali. Bratan offers stunning view of Pura Ulun Danu temple that solemnly guards the lake.



31 Kintamani

Kintamani is the village which is also considered as the best spot to view the beauty of Mount and Lake Batur.

19 Klungkung Klungkung holds a special place in Bali’s history and culture. As artistic centers, the palaces wherein the Kings of Klungkung and noblemen patronized and developed the styles of music, drama and the fine arts that flourish today.

7 Kuta Kuta is the most celebrated area in Bali. The beach area is also known as the center of nightlife activities and a shopping Mecca with its lines of shops, boutiques and galleries.

50 Nusa Penida The main attraction in Nusa Penida lies on the chance to see turtles, sharks, and reefs in crystal-clear visibility.

6 Nusa Serangan (Turtle Island)

4 Jimbaran

Jimbaran is a fishing village which also houses some of the finest luxury hotels in the world. The beaches of Jimbaran are cluttered with seafood restaurants, where you can dine with your feet on the sand.

Nusa Menjangan is a small island in the northwestern off the Bali Barat National Park. Only a limited number of divers are allowed to visit the island daily. All dive sites are only a short boat trip away.

The main attraction in Nusa Penida lies on the chance to see turtles, sharks, and reefs in crystal-clear visibility. Lake Bratan - Ulun Danu temple

2 Lovina Lovina is located on the north shore of Bali. This area is famous with its morning dolphin trip.


27 Mount Agung

Mount Agung is Bali’s highest and holiest mountain as it is believed that the mountain is the home of the Gods. Bali’s most sacred temple, the Mother Temple of Besakih, sits on its slope.


21 Padangbai

Padangbai is a small fishing village in East Bali. It offers the visitors with some of Bali’s most beautiful white sandy beaches.

17 Petulu Petulu is a heaven for photographers who love the nature shots. Petulu provides awesome bird watching activity, where around 6000 egrets live around the area.


46 Negara

Negara is mainly known as the place to see Makepung or the Bull Race. This area is rarely visited by tourists, while it actually also offers a glimpse of the real Bali.

Petulu - Bird watching



Additional Bali Information (A to Z) S

Before entering a temple, please remind yourself:

33 Sangeh Monkey Forest

Sangeh Monkey Forest is located in the southwestern Bali. The main attractions here are the monkeys inhabiting both the trees and the temple. Tanah Lot

5 Tanjung Benoa

Sangeh Monkey Forest

9 Sanur Sanur is one Bali’s largest traditional villages and is also an established tourist area. It is known as the best spot to watch the sun rises in its calm white sandy beach.

8 Seminyak

Tanjung Benoa is a scenic area full of coconut palms. It is one of the perfect spots for water sports with no shortage of shops catering to marine sports enthusiasts.

32 Tegallalang Tegallalang is a major area for handicraft production in Bali. There are several businesses in this area, but they are not visible to the passing tourists. The view here on the rice paddies is amazing.

26 Tulamben

Seminyak is one of Bali’s top tourist resorts with its natural appeal and great collections of fine restaurants. It also houses many of nice places to stay (hotels and villas).

Tulamben is nowadays considered as Bali’s most famous diving spot that contains a stunningly diverse underwater ecosystem.

43 Sing Sing Waterfall


Located 1km out of Lovina town, Sing Sing Waterfall is perfect for people who wish to see a waterfall and do not want to deviate far from the main road.

41 Singaraja Singaraja was the capital of Bali before Denpasar. It was Bali’s main port during the Dutch occupation and still retains colonial feel, especially with its clean, quiet and distinct culture.


35 Tabanan

The regency of Tabanan is the home of the dramatic temple of Tanah Lot, which probably is known as the most photographed temple in Bali.

11 Tanah Lot Tanah Lot, one of the most popular places of interest in Bali, is located in the Tabanan Regency. It is the home of a dramatic oceanfront Hindu temple, which is one of the main temples in the worship of Balinese Gods.


- That a woman who is having her period, is not allowed to enter the temple. - That a priest is very important, so whenever he is praying, don’t sit higher then him and don’t bother him with your flash from your camera. - That you should also not take flashing pictures of other people praying. - To wear a sarong and a ribbon when you attend a ceremony (those are often provided to you when necessary). - To not walk in front of a praying person.

Some Facts about Bali:

16 Ubud

Ubud is largely known as a remarkable center of fine arts, dance and music. The spectacular views of green paddy terraces makes Ubud as one of the most visited areas in Bali.

23 Ujung Water Palace Taman Ujung or also known as the Ujung Water Palace was built in 1919 by the late King of Karangasem, I Gusti Bagus Jelantik, to welcome and serve important guests and Kings from other country.

1 Uluwatu Uluwatu is known for its breathtaking cliff views, with its spectacular temple overlooking the clear blue water of the ocean below. Plenty of monkeys inhibit the area. Kecak dance is also regularly performed in Uluwatu’s amphitheatre.

Uluwatu - Kecak dance


- To respect the place and its people: it is sacred, so do not make noise or damages and act normal.

Bali is one of the tens of thousands islands in the Indonesian archipelago that lies between the country’s most populated island, Java, and Lombok. It is also one of the country’s most developed provinces with the capital in Denpasar, located on the southern part of the island. Bali is divided into 8 regencies (Badung, Bangli, Buleleng, Gianyar, Jembrana, Karangasem, Klungkung and Tabanan) and 1 city (Denpasar). Unlike most of the Muslimmajority Indonesia, around 94% out of Bali’s 3 million population adhere to Balinese Hinduism, which is a combination of the existing local beliefs and Hindu influences. As the main tourist destination in Indonesia, Bali is renowned for its highly developed arts, including music, dance, sculpture, painting, metalworking and leather. The island is also the home of wildlife such as hundreds of bird species (including the endangered Bali Starling), Indian Muntjac, Mouse-deer, Leopard Cat, Black Giant Squirrel, and several species of macaque and leaf monkey.

The island’s countless natural irresistible charms have awarded Bali as one of the world’s most visited holiday destination. With its tropical climate (temperatures averaging 31 degrees Celsius, 88 fahrenheit), Bali is warm all year round – which is perfect to explore its smoking volcanoes, stepped rice fields, remote beaches, towering cliffs, famous surf breaks and the majestic thousandyear-old temples. The hospitable and friendly natives of the Balinese and their way of life are by many considered as a magnet, inspiring those who have been in the island to go back again and those who have not to come.

Bargaining in Bali 1. No matter how much the vendors give as the opening price, you have to bargain for as much as half (or even less) of the price. 2. It is better for you to go to the shop that has everything: t-shirts, shorts, wood handicrafts, etc. By doing a one-stop shopping, which means you will buy quite a lot, it is easier for you to get a bigger discount. 3. Since there are ranges of shops offering pretty much the same things, you can always walk away from one shop to another if a deal cannot be reached. But walk slowly. Normally, if you offer a reasonable price on a bargain, in which the vendor can still make some profits and the price is good for you, the vendor would call you back to his/ her shop as you walk away. 4. Try not to be not so apparent that you really want the thing you are looking at on a shop; the vendors are not stupid and can smell your desire, thus will take the advantage by putting the price high. 5. Tell the vendor that if he/she gives you a good price, than you will tell your other friends to shop from him/her. 6. Know the martket prices, or, pretend you do. By saying “I’ve seen this product before much cheaper” will probably lead to a cheaper price. 7. Have fun and stay friendly. Bargaining is part of the culture and it should be a fun activity.

Surfspots in Bali A Medewi Medewi is a perfect fun wave for all surfers. Come early to avoid onshore winds. The swell is generally smaller than at Kuta spots. B Balian Balian gets some swells and is a quiet place in north Bali. Its location that is close to the main road makes surfers can easily access this place. C Canggu & Pererenan Canggu and Pererenan are places that most surfers will know about, with their larger than Kuta swells, sandy beach and not much else. Canggu however is becoming better known in tourist and expat circles. D Kuta Reef Kuta Reef is an exposed reef break that is often working. May – October (Dry Season) is the best time of year for waves here. E Belangan The reef in Belangan is close to shore and a short paddle out. Belangan is a very well-known break and can get very crowded in the peak season. F Dreamland Dreamland is famous for its waves that can peel perfectly for hundreds of meters over the reef. The waves are also reserved for expert surfers only. Swimming here is advisable only on low tide. G Bingin Bingin gets very crowded through the peak season with only one small take off area. The wave itself is pretty mechanical, but short.

K Uluwatu There are 4 different sections at Uluwatu: 1. Temples which is a long and hollow wave that works on the mid to high tide. 2. The Peak right in front of the warungs in line with the cave also best on the high tide. 3. Racetrack is a super fast with a barrel that works on the low tide, but gets seriously shallow. 4. Outside Corner is considered by many to be one of the best waves anywhere in the world. The corner won’t even start to break unless the swell is at least in the 8’ range. L Nyang-Nyang Nyang Nyang beach is known as one of great spot to surf in Bali. Hiding from the crowd of the people plus big and huge wave makes this beach like a secret paradise for the surfer. M Green Bali Green Ball is situated at the bottom of a cliff. No worries going down but after you have been surfing for a couple of hours the return leg is a bit harder. N Nusa Dua To get to this reef you have to drive in to the town itself and then weave your way south, there are a couple of other good waves in this area also, so it pays to do a bit of exploring. O Sri Lanka North of Nusa Dua is Sri Lanka, a bowly right, which breaks into a deep water channel. P Sanur Reef Sanur Reef is a sheltered reef break that only works once in a while. November - April (Wet Season) provides optimum time of year for the waves.

H Lebih The surf break in Lebih is greatly affected by direction of the swell.

Q Padang Galak Padang Galak is a reliable rivermouth beach break north of Sanur. The surf break is quite popular here, but only works under certain conditions.

I Impossibles Impossibles is the least crowded surfing area in Bali. It is located between Bingin and Padang Padang, so if you are at either of those two places you can see what is happening at Impossibles.

R Ketewel The surfing crowd at Ketewel usually consists of locals and Japanese, including girls on body boards. Ketewel seemed like a place beginners/intermediates might enjoy, not people looking for epic surfing.

J Padang Padang Padang Padang only starts to work when a big swell is running. It is of an easy paddle out through the channel.

S Padang Bai Padang Bai has the flat bottomed mixed reef and sandy bottom with some walls.



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