Issue No.22 | January 15 - February 14 2010
Sprinkles of Tirtha Cleans Your Soul Typical Bali In Focus
Love is in the Air… …and possibly in your wallet too!
THE MAG No.22
Bali Flash The latest happenings in paradise
Feature Story Love is in the Air…
Typical Bali Tirtha
Heart of Bali Bali Animal Welfare Association
Believe it or Not Go North
Getaway Campuhan Ridge
Selamat Makan Café Bali
In Focus Alang-alang Roof
Spa Review Amoaras Spa
Explore Bali Bali Jeep Adventure
The Ten Top Ten Places to See Sunrise & Sunset
Up Close Nigel Mason
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THE MAG No.22 | January 15–February 14 2010
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Here Comes the Rain… Some of you might not like it, or even hate it; but the frequent rain showering Bali should do well for the island after the long lasting dry season last year. Fun factors should also not be affected, as several actions and attractions such as white water rafting and waterfalls are at their best conditions during the rainy season. To learn more about activities-to-do during this rainy season, you can visit Explore Bali booths in Jl. Laksmana/Oberoi (right across Mykonos restaurant - Seminyak), Jl. Raya Seminyak (right in front of Ryoshi restaurant - Seminyak) and Jl. Melasti (right in front of Ketumbar restaurant - Kuta). While February is around the corner, love begins floating in the air. Celebrating love on Valentine’s Day over a glass of exotic cocktail during sunset should be a way of expressing love that you and your beloved one will never forget. We have listed several spots where you can enjoy the breathtaking sunsets (and sunrises too) in this issue’s The Ten (see page 44). We are also showing you about how love exactly works in Bali – for the unfortunate ones – through the traditional, and of course mystical, charms. If you are single and wanting a lover to spend Valentine’s Day with, then you need to carefully read this issue’s Feature Story (see page…). Rainy season should also make your Bali holiday even more adventurous. If you are exploring the island without a driver, then don’t worry to get lost as the friendly Balinese people will gently show you directions. However, there are things that you need to know when taking instructions on where to head from a Balinese person. Read our Believe It or Not to learn more (see page…) Our other regular columns are still here; therefore, enjoy reading! And enjoy Bali too!
THE MAG Editor's Note
The lush green of Campuhan during rainy season
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Rain is Finally Here, Nusa Penida is Happy The long-lasting dry season late last year has left five villages in Nusa Penida with failed crops, thus resulting food shortages. The crops have been negatively impacted by a prolonged drought and pestilence, creating additional suffering for the island dwellers where 47.83% of the total populations already live below the official poverty line. The current rainy season is therefore expected to overcome the crops problems.
Chinese New Year in a Day Full of Love Get your claws out because February 14th, 2010 heralds the beginning of the year of the tiger in Chinese astrology. The tiger sign symbolizes courage, independence, passion and power. Predictions for this year show that 2010 will bring economic recovery and financial success, but will also produce international conflicts and general disharmony. However, make sure to put no harm with the claws as this day also marks the most romantic of all celebrations: Valentine’s Day.
THE MAG Bali Flash
Balinese Can Stay Healthy… Free of Charge! New Year brings good news for the Balinese, as starting 1 January 2010 Bali Mandara Free Health Care Scheme is put on practice. This means, every Balinese who is need of medical care or hospitalization will be treated without having to pay for anything. All that it takes to get the free-of-charge services is a Balinese ID card (KTP). This scheme is applied for Balinese people that don’t have any health insurance throughout all regencies in Bali.
T Y P IC A L B A L I
The Balinese Hinduâ€™s appreciation towards water is not only based on its importance in their daily life but also its important function in religious ceremonies. The water used for ceremony purposes is called tirtha (purified, holy water). The purification is done through the specific mantra chanting by a Pedanda or Pemangku (priest, authorized person) or even obtains from a certain place with special rituals. There are two types of tirtha used for ceremonies. The first one is Tirtha Pelukatan. This holy water is applied as soul cleanser before one enters a temple or starts a ceremony. Tirtha Pelukatan is sprinkled by the temple priest to all people before starting a ceremony. In some places in Bali when the temple ceremony is held, Tirtha Pelukatan is put inside a big earthenware in front of entrance door and stained by the people themselves. The second tirtha is called Tirtha Wangsuh Pada. This holy water is sprinkled after a ceremony is over as a symbol of God blessing to human. In daily practice, every time after the prayer the worshippers will be purified with tirtha as a symbol of life and deliverance of amerta (immortality).
THE MAG MAG THE Typical Bali: Tirtha
BELIEVE IT OR NOT
Go North Driving around to the deep corners of the island on your own could
at times lead you to pleasant surprises; especially if you get lost!
Yes, we are totally aware that getting lost could be one of the most frustrating ideas. But on a holiday in this island, this could mean a
closer encounter with everything that is ‘real Bali’ — not to mention that there are plenty of interesting things going on off the main
streets, hidden away on the backstreets and backwaters. Anyway, Bali is known for its friendly people. In other words, you can always pull
over and ask for directions. These friendly, lovely people will for sure point you the way.
We need to remind you, however, that the Balinese people
(especially those still living in villages) are not really familiar with
using the words “left” or “right” when pointing directions. Instead,
they will tell you to go north, south or other win directions. Bringing a compass wouldn’t help much either; this is because the Balinese
people share a different view on the magnetic alignment of the Earth.
For a Balinese, north (also called mountain-wards or kaja) is where the highest mountain in Bali, sacred Mt. Agung sits. Since Mt. Agung is
located in Karangasem regency, which is not at the most northwards point of the island, the ‘Balinese north’ could actually be south, especially for those in Singaraja areas.
Yet, this whole confusing direction concept doesn’t stop right
there, for it also affects the way the Balinese sleep. The Balinese
Hindus believe that people should sleep with their heads facing north and feet south. East is also a safe one because it is in the direction
of the rising sun, a major source of energy for life. In fact, Balinese
believe that if you choose to sleep in any other direction, such as kelod (seawards) or in the direction of kauh (sunset), you will be a bearer of
ill fortune. If you face your head west you will have no love in your life and everyone will hate you; if you face it east, you’ll live a short life.
So, it will be wise to just pay a really good attention at the finger as
a Balinese is pointing you directions — so that you’ll finally find your way. Or if you want to live years longer after the next sunrise, you might need to rearrange your bed.
THE MAG MAG THE Believe it or not: Go North
ADAM AU S T R A L I A
NANCY C A N A DA
L O C AT I O N : K U TA
L O C AT I O N : K U TA
My girlfriend cooked for me. I mean, she really DID cook for me!
My boyfriend took me out to supper and a show after that. After we arrived home, he gave me a relaxing massage.
JAMES C A N A DA
L O C AT I O N : L E G I A N
L O C AT I O N : L E G I A N
L O C AT I O N : K U TA
Someone took me for a walk with a guitar down at a beach in Canada. That someone is me hehe…
Someone special offered me a really nice candlelit dinner.
My boyfriend took me out for a night walk. We kept walking that whole night.
L O C AT I O N : K U TA
L O C AT I O N : K U TA
L O C AT I O N : K U TA
It was a romantic dinner on the beach. hmm…
Someone named his band after me.
My boyfriend willingly heard to my stupid story for about an hour. I think that was romantic.
WHAT IS THE MOST ROMANTIC THING ANYONE'S EVER DONE FOR YOU?
THE MAG Quick Question
ALANG-ALANG ROOF Although the use of alang-alang as a traditional roofing system has been applied for hundreds of years in several areas of Indonesia, the neatest and strongest form is found in Bali. The blades of alang-alang thatching are constructed from Imperata cylindrica (known as elephant grass) that grows best in harsh conditions and poor ground with some of the strongest examples found at the edge of beaches and cliff tops. Balinese roofs are commonly, though not always, made with bamboo rafters â€” the alternative is timber which is more expensive. The rafters for alang-alang roofs have additional short rafters, set at a lower pitch, overlapping the bottom end of the main rafter. Both the main rafter and this additional rafter are finished with a bamboo.
THE MAG In Focus : Alang-alang Roof
The alang alang roof is good insulation against heat and is very attractive to look at, both inside and out. The alang-alang roof is good insulation against heat and is very attractive to look at, both inside and out. It is durable, with reports of it lasting to twenty years, although by this time it would be very thin and unattractive. More commonly it has a life span of seven or eight years. The only negative comment made about alang-alang roofs in Bali is the amount of dust from the small insects that have their life cycle in the bamboo rafters and the battens that form the spines of each individual piece of alangalang. There is very little dust, however, from the inner surface of the alang-alang as it is not attacked by insects and is hardly decomposing.
Explore Bali Off Road
Bali Jeep Adventure
Rewarded as one of the most visited holiday destinations in the world, Bali is home of countless irresistible charms that radiate through its smoking volcanoes, stepped rice fields, remote beaches, towering cliffs, famous surf breaks and the majestic thousand-yearold temples. The diverse and sophisticated art forms, combined with the thickness of Hinduism values are coercing the whole island into an endless picturesque dramatic show, where spectacular and colorful happenings habitually take place. Of course, to enjoy the real beauty of Bali you need to go off the beaten path, away from the center of the islandâ€™s tourist hustle and bustle. To get you to the most beautiful nature of Bali and to show the real Bali villagers way of life using 4WD classic land rover and 4x4 TAFT Hiline is the Bali Jeep Adventure. By taking unusual tracks, the adventure will take you
THE THEMAG MAG Explore Bali: Bali Jeep Adventure
to a close encounter with the hospitable and friendly natives of the Balinese and their way of life. Most of the tours are combined with jungle trekking or terraced rice field trekking and fun off road; if you are the nature lover and you want to see the real Bali and to witness closely the Balinese way of life and enjoy the Bali's spectacular nature beauty and country side, Bali Jeep Adventure safari Tours is the right and the best choice for you. The remote villages, hot springs, waterfalls, temples and the lakes are waiting for you. To learn more about Bali Jeep Adventure you can visit Explore Bali booths in Jl. Laksmana/Oberoi (right across Mykonos restaurant - Seminyak), Jl. Raya Seminyak (right in front of Ryoshi restaurant Seminyak) and Jl. Melasti (right in front of Ketumbar restaurant - Kuta).
This month we spoke with Nigel Mason, a man whose roles are significant in the development of Bali’s tourism industry through his company "Bali Adventure Tours". Born and educated in England, Nigel spent his early years in Egypt. However, bitten early by the adventure bug, the 15-year-old left England in 1959. Outside business operations, Nigel is well known for his outspokenness, a ‘fight for right’ attitude, and his Harley Davidson.
Nigel Mason Can you tell us a bit about your background before you came to Bali? I migrated to Australia from England; and while in Australia, I was in recording music industry. What brought you to Bali? I flew off with a couple of mates to Bali for holiday back in 1980. But then I met this beautiful girl named Yanie and we got married. Everything started from there. We heard you saved several Sumatran elephants in 1996. How did you do that? Well, I’m not sure if it was really that heroic. Anyway, it was in my office in Bali when suddenly came this man from Sumatra, asking if I wanted to buy elephants because he didn’t know what to do with them. There were nine of them; I knew that these elephants were endangered species. So I thought, “why not relocating these 24
THE MAG Up Close: Nigel Mason
elephants to the tranquil Balinese countryside?” To cut the story short, I bought the elephants. One year later in 1997, we rescued eight more Sumatran elephants; it wasn’t an easy task to bring those big animals all the way from Sumatra to Bali. But now, we have even more elephants; including the babies. So the Elephant Safari Park should be doing very well now, especially because you have more elephants? Yes, it is doing very well now. Even so, making money through the Bali Adventure Tours and the Elephant Safari Park is not really my motivation for living in Bali. It’s my passion for preserving nature that drove me to start the whole business. Of course I see it as a good thing; because in doing so, I am able to not just preserve the nature, but also improve the lifestyle, pride and future of every Balinese on the Island. Since you’ve been living in Bali for more than 30 years now, what do you have to say about the current business development on the island? I know that a lot of people are complaining about the current Bali. But honestly speaking, the buildings actually do good things for the Balinese as they create new opportunities. I mean, people can still go out for jungle adventures in order to seek Bali's natural beauty charms.
…and Possibly in Your Wallet, too!
Love is in the Air When love seems impossible to be achieved, then it is time for magic to join the game. Yes, love will always find its way in this island.
you feel like spending Valentine’s Day with a he most romantic of all celebrations special someone, then you still have time to is known as just a little bit run of the work on it. mill. Yes, the time of year when many Being the Island of Gods, or island of magic shops will sell tons of chocolates and flowers, if we may say, Bali has its own peculiar way restaurants jack their prices up on the rise of about gaining love. We are very sorry to say candlelit dinners and card shops rub their this (trust us, we mean it!), but unfortunately hands together in glee, is almost here. By the some people are not born with the ‘talent’ to time you are reading this story, you might be easily attract someone else in a romantic way. receiving a bouquet of roses or cards with love Evidently, realizing their condition, some of messages. Of course, any of these romantic these people have done occasions can only happen if some efforts to flip the you have a beloved partner or The magic on love in Bali has coin onto the other at least a secret admirer. various forms, ranging from side such as changing The (sad) thing is love spell to amulet, from charm their looks, attending doesn’t always come easy to potion – all producing public speaking for everyone. Certainly, as various effects to the ‘victim’. courses or hanging out the kind of emotion that with more people more can somewhat grow colorful often to gain self confidence. Sadly, yet again, flowers in your heart, love even after going through some pains, these can be expressed to just anyone such as friends, efforts still don’t seem to work for some. And family members and others. However, it just when this happens, it is time for magic to join doesn’t seem right to send a love message or the game. have a romantic candlelit dinner on a carpet of The magic on love in Bali has various forms, rose petals on Valentine’s Day with your sister! ranging from spell to amulet, from charm to But don’t worry; if you are currently single, and 26
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potion – all producing various effects to the ‘victim’. Kadek Suyasa, a Balinese man who lives in the outskirt of Denpasar, told The Mag that he ‘gained’ love after seeing a Balian (Balinese shaman) in Tabanan last year. “He (the Balian) gave me some kind of herbs wrapped in coconut leaf. He then told me to keep it in my wallet,” Kadek said, adding it took only one week for him to finally get the girl he desired. “I was approaching this girl for more than a year, but I never succeeded. Thanks to the Balian, this girl has been with me for seven months now.” Aside from being wrapped in coconut leaves, another common practice for the love potion to work is by blending it with eye drop. “The person who wishes to gain love should put the eye drop in the glass of the victim before the victim drinks it. The person who drops the potion will appear stunningly irresistible to the eyes of the victim,” a Balian from Klungkung said.
“I was approaching this girl for more than a year, but I never succeeded. Thanks to the Balian, this girl has been with me for seven months now.”
THE MAG Feature Story: Love is in the Air
Aside from the love potion, amulet in the form of coins (kepeng in Balinese) is also largely used to gain love. Of all these coins, the most powerful ones are Arjuna coin (to be used by men) and Moon coin (to be used by women). Arjuna coin has an image of romantic hero Arjuna (the archer, the most handsome of Pandhawa brothers from Mahabharata epic), while the moon coin has an image of a new moon on it. These coins are believed to have been made by the gods and not by humans; they are found lying around the temple at night if it is the wish of the gods to present one with a blessing in the form of a partner. Another powerful amulet is called Rerajahan, drawing of a sacred image and characters on a piece of white cloth. To imbue the cloth with magical force, a set of offerings is needed accompanied by several mantras. The amulet then is kept in a little black and white checkpatterned rag.
Even more powerful than the potion and amulets is charm. This method is considered to be more powerful due to its difficulty in finding the specific medium used for the charm. The well known mediums for love charm in Balinese magic are twin coconuts or twin bananas. Even more effective are the saliva of a snake, the tears of a child, the oil from a coconut that has been dragged around by a child, or that from a coconut tree under which a pregnant woman has sat. Now, itâ€™s really up to you to apply any of the magic listed here according to your need. You can consult with any of the Balians you can find across the island â€“ Klungkung, Tabanan, Ubud and others. If you already have a partner and are deciding to apply this magic to someone else, please leave us out should it arise unnecessary domestic problems in your relationship in the future. And if you are still single, please remember one thing: love will always find its way in Bali. Happy Valentineâ€™s Day! magazine.barudibali.com Feature Story: Love is in the Air
After amputation surgery at BAWA Clinic THE MAG
BAWA staff in front of clinic with pups for adoption
1. What is your organization and what does it do? Bali Animal Welfare Association is dedicated to the health and welfare of all animals in Bali. We run 5 programs: 1. A free 24/7 ambulance for un-owned animals, responding to roadside accidents, sick animals, abandoned dogs and cats, etc. 2. A free clinic (24/7) for un-owned animals and for poor Balinese that can't afford treatment for their pets. We also respond to any emergencies if regular vets are not available. 3. An adoption program, where we adopt out free puppies, dogs, kittens and cats to good homes. Free vaccines and medical care as needed. 4. A sterilization program. We go village to village to humanely control the population of dogs and cats. We also treat the animals at the same time in each village, for all kinds of conditions such as parasites, skin diseases, etc. 5. Education programs. We visit public primary schools and teach 10-12 year-old children about animal welfare, how to care for their pets, environmental issues and about diseases such as rabies, H1N1, etc. We also run school contests where children compete for 6-month periods in caring for their pets, and schools Heart of Bali compete as well. www.heartofbali.org
Bali Animal Welfare Association
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And in the last year we have added a rabies vaccination program, where we vaccinated over 10,000 dogs for rabies. We also lobby the Government to pass animal welfare laws and against new bylaws that will enforce all pets to be chained or caged. We believe this will be an magazine.barudibali.com Heart of Bali : Bali Animal Welfare Association
Doctor Putu doing sterilization surgery animal welfare nightmare and will do nothing to help control the spread of rabies. We believe only by vaccinating 70% of ALL dogs will rabies be eliminated. An outside dog is not a problem; an unvaccinated dog is the problem. So, let's all focus on vaccinating all the dogs! We also lobby against poisoning the dogs by the cruel use of strychnine. Only rabid dogs should be euthanized and then done with proper WHO approved medicines. 2. What are your short-term and long-term goals? Our short term goal is to vaccinate 70% of all the dogs in the Gianyar region. We have received enough vaccines to make this possible and are now teaming up so we can reach this goal within the next 6 months maximum. Our long term goal is to help all regions vaccinate their dogs against rabies. And, to see Animal Welfare laws passed in Indonesia. Also, to increase our education programs in schools. We would like to see animal welfare added to the public school curriculum. We must teach our children well. We are also organizing a workshop on rabies in Bali this month, where WHO (World Health Org) and other experts will come to Bali and teach doctors, vets and scientists the latest developments in epidemiology and control of rabies. 32
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3. Has your organization made (or is making) any progress in achieving its goals? Yes, actually lots! It's easy to focus on all there is "to do" but we have to remember how successful we already have been, and continue to be on a daily basis. We had one Bali Dog Idol contest yesterday with Q & A to the children. It was amazing to hear them answer questions about rabies, bite prevention and vaccines correctly. They are only 11 years old and they seem to know more now then most adults! They know about bird flu, H1N1 and other virus's and they know exactly what to do if they get bit by a dog or if their animal gets sick! Itâ€™s so exciting that our education program is working. We also have already vaccinated 70% of many banjars in Gianyar already, and will just keep going until rabies is eliminated! We adopt out many dogs weekly that years later continue to be healthy and happy! We think BAWA is a great success and would like to thank our local volunteers and supporters for their help. We can only do this with local support and funding. 4. Have your actions made any significant change in line with the goals and missions of your organization? Well, since rabies hit the island we have had to refocus on everything I mentioned above, so we added 20 more staff members recently. We also started thinking more deeply about how important Government laws and support will be to achieve long lasting changes, such as Animal Welfare laws which we believe are a necessity. BAWA Headquarters Jalan Monkey Forest 100-X, Ubud Phone: 0361 977 217/ 081 138 9004 BAWA Clinic Jalan Raya Lodtunduh, Bjr. Klingkung Lodtunduh, Ubud Phone: 0361 981 490 www.bawabali.com
Campuhan Ridge This getaway is certainly good news for those lazy enough to trek, yet eager to breathe the fresh air and catch the scenery off the busy main road. It is a natural pathway surrounded by shadows of the trees overlooking a temple with the sound of a running river on the background. This place is called Campuhan Ridge and it is located in Ubud. Campuhan Ridge is an easy hike and a great spot if you feel like having a closer encounter with the Balinese people and their traditional way of life. The trail all along the way is very pleasant with no really steep sections, making this an ideal walk for older people and children, even in the wet season. To make it even more pleasant, there is a particular stretch with a convenience store that makes a perfect spot to catch your breath for a while. This area is also populated by a few stray animals, the likes of cats, dogs and chicken.
After an hour or so, depending on how fast you walk, you will arrive at the pleasant village of Bangkiang Sidem, where the few people you meet greet you in the friendliest manner. Though chances are they will greet you in a local Balinese dialect, you will at least understand their wide smile as you come closer to the end of your trek. Don’t forget to smile back and say “selamat pagi” (good morning). Turning left (or westward, if you ask a Balinese) from this village, brings you back to the main road — this is your finish line. Campuhan Ridge is located near (across) Antonio Blanco Museum in Ubud. The best time to do this relaxing adventure is in the morning before the sun gets at its highest in the sky.
International Flavors on the Island
THE MAG Food Review: Café Bali
he name might breathe traditionalism, but Café Bali is all about the finest touch of an international food establishment. Of course, finding its home in the chic Oberoi, Café Bali knows exactly how to play a stylish role in serving Seminyak’s food enthusiasts. The atmosphere is fresh and peaceful in the morning, very busy during lunch time and glowingly vibrant at night. Building inspirational approach takes Middle Eastern, although décor is frequently transformed into white, red, gold and other color themes to avoid dullness or to match with any holiday theme and festivities. And as colorful as the décor themes, the menu is also of the supreme mixture of Asian and European dishes. Varieties
Salmon and Mango Salad
Pepes Ikan of salads, rolls, steaks, pastas and others will pleasantly entertain your tummy, while still being very reasonably priced. Most of the main courses are available in two sizes; small and large portion, making it easy to sample food or to have a good solid meal. Sampling a few of the delicacies offered on the menu, we started the meal off with Salmon and Mango Salad. The colorful mixture of the mango and salmon is made even fresher with the additional soothing green of rocket salad and goat cheese. We continued our meal with Beef Tartar. The excellent taste of this raw minced beef with French fries is certainly dedicated for those adventurous enough. Pepes Ikan arrived next on our table. The beautiful taste of the steamed fish in banana leaf served with three colors of rice is as merry as its presentation; it’s like Christmas on a plate.
Beef Tartar Just having a drink at the bar is also quite a good idea. The bar area is not really big, but still makes a cozy sitting area – especially because the music is always right. Café Bali is generally busy all the time, so you might need to reserve a table particularly during rush hours of lunch and dinner. Selamat Makan!
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Go Green In Bali Bali is a beautiful island to visit and like many other tourist destinations, being such a popular spot brings many problems. One concerning problem that we at The Mag have come to notice is the ever growing environmental problems that effect this paradise island. We at The Mag hope that all travelers will take (little) time to read these points and take them to action, in order to lessen the damage. So please, keep Bali Beautiful.
1. Please don’t litter
It’s a habit we should all try to keep, and that is just “don’t litter”. If no trashcan is in sight, just keep it in your bag or pocket until you come across one, and then dispose of it correctly.
2. See some rubbish, pick it up
Add that little extra part in keeping Bali clean by picking scraps of trash ignorant people have discarded carelessly and then find the appropriate place to dispose of it.
3. Reuse or refuse plastic bags
Sometimes shops will still put your goods into plastic bags. It’s ok to refuse the plastic bags, if you’re carrying your own. You may get a strange look from the cashier, if so; just explain your trying to "Keep Bali Beautiful!”
4. Walk more!
To keep the air of Bali cleaner, it’s always better to walk. Other than being a healthy alternative, you may accidentally stumble onto a small store or unseen bar which you may have missed.
What better way to enjoy the beautiful scenery of nature in Bali than to take an eco-tourism tour. Many companies provide trips into the untouched wilderness of Bali, or the unspoiled coral reefs.
6. Lights out
Leaving your AC on is a huge waste of valuable electrical energy. It’s better to turn off your AC and lights before heading out.
7. It’s better to go out for dinner
It is sometimes tempting to take-away food to enjoy in the comfort of the place you are staying, but the packaging of the food adds up to the pile of trash that is thrown away.
8. Support local industries
Sending imported goods uses up much of the worlds fossil fuel resources, compared to using products already available in Bali. By supporting local industries we can also improve the economy for the community in Bali.
9. Water preservation
The amount of clean water in Bali is slowly becoming scarcer due to over use. Small things we can do to help over come the water crisis are by taking shorter showers and turning of the taps when we brush our teeth.
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ACRYLICS DANCING ON CANVAS An Action Painting Event for a Good Cause
annekepis Restaurant in Seminyak is famed for its Jazz nights, where expatriates, tourists and locals alike come together to take in the mellow and raw sounds of Jazz and Blues. Being blessed with the success of the restaurant, the owners realized that it was time to give back. Now there are many ways of helping out the community, but Mannekepis decided to blend a good cause with jazz and art, resulting in a unique event that should not be missed by any. On the 19th of January, the world famous “King of Action Painting” Theos Sijrier, will take out his pencils to create a stunning piece of art on a huge canvas of 3 meters wide and 1.80 tall. His mood will be set by the Moko Blues Band and his strokes will be guided by the chords of sax and bass guitar. Afterwards, when Theos is satisfied with his creation, the canvas will be cut in smaller pieces (size is depending on the demand) and you will be able to get yourself a real ‘Theos’ while helping out needy children as well. The money earned with this charity event will go to the Disabled Children School project in Kerobokan, an initiative of the YAMACK foundation. For more information about this charity please visit their website www.disabledchildrenschool.com. The Action Painting Event is starting at 9 pm and to avoid disappointment, please make a reservation first at 0361 84 75 784 or 081 933 096 750.
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Born in The Netherlands, back in 1947, Theos was introduced to art from famous artists like Jackson Pollock at a very young age, as his mother was a devoted art collector. Theos’ interest was awoken and his artistic career was set in stone. Freshly graaduated from Rotterdam and Antwerp, Theos moved to the Big Apple and became friends with the famous Expressionist Willem de Kooning. After manifesting his artistic position in New York, Theos bonded with Joseph Beuys and closely analyzed his conceptual beliefs and works and he took in the inspiration. Theos has worked with musicians, actors and dancers across the globe and turned Action Painting into a true interactive performance. Theos’ creations are in possession of the Dutch royal dynasty, the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, the Clemens Sels Museum, the Winckelmann Museum and many private art collectors.
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he newly opened Seminyak Square attracts more and more people that are seeking to fulfill their shopping need. Luckily, this shopping center also functions as a gateway to a gem that is located right in the back corner of Seminyak Square. It is an oasis of peace and serenity, a place where you can truly hush away the urge to buy more pretty things. The gem I am talking about is Amoaras Spa, a great value spa where you can still surround yourself in a true Balinese setting, right in the middle of commercial Seminyak. Once you step inside the spa, you will be welcomed by friendly faces and feel at ease immediately. Amoaras has a wide range of treatments available, ranging from a short ‘tension-relief’ massage (great for jet lags and stress) costing Rp. 80,000 to a heal-your-total-bodyin-three-and-a-half-hours “Ritual” massage costing a fair Rp. 490,000 (prices are ex. 21% service and tax). Next to the massage treatments, Amoaras also offers the oh-so-needed manis / pedis and facials.
As for therapists, you can choose from only the best. As Amoaras is gay-friendly, male therapists are also available for those who prefer their strong hands. The openair pavilions that are located in a lush tropical garden are suitable for couples. Both indoor and outdoor bath tubs are available â€“ absolutely secluded of course, for you to extend that great feeling of true indulgence. So go on and get hooked on Amoaras and if you mention this article, you even get a discount of 20%.
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PLACES TO SEE SUNRISE & SUNSET Without a doubt, the most popular free activity for all tourists to the island is enjoying the sun. Going back home without a tanned skin would be an unforgivable sin for the visiting sun worshipers; that’s why a lot of tourists are still flocking the beach areas, even when the sun reaches its hottest point on midday. However, while you’re still in Bali, missing out the moment when the sun finally sets or rises would also be a great loss. Below are ten places where you can enjoy sunsets and sunrises.
Although Kuta’s reputation currently seems to appear more on its negative sides, the sunset in the area still draws a lot of people’s attentions. The legendary “Kuta Sunset” apparently turns some things timeless: people posing with the orange-colored sky, couples holding hands, some guys walking the dogs and kids playing on the sand; all with their heads facing the sky as the sun gracefully sinking into the horizon.
Just like in Kuta, sunset in Seminyak is breathtaking. As one of the most happening places in Bali, with its chic beach-side venues, it’s a habit for most tourists to lounge off into the sunset. Yep, sexy cocktails and wines add more to the magical view of sunset in Seminyak.
Tanah Lot is probably the most photographed attraction in Bali. Its ship-like temple has been attracting a big number of tourists visiting the island. Aside from the temple, Tanah Lot’s “Sunset Terrace” is one of busiest spots within the compound especially during, of course, sunset. Tables and chairs are arranged to give visitors a maximum view of the sunset while having a sip of a fresh coconut juice.
Uluwatu could be very packed at times during sunset. This is because Uluwatu offers its visitors a fascinating blend of sunset, kecak dance and a view of temples. Watching the classic tale of Rama and Shinta with the silhouette of the temples and sunset on the background is just splendid. 44
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5 Sanur Early risers should head to Sanur to enjoy the magnificent view as the sun charmingly rises up from the horizon. The tranquility and panoramic sunrise along Sanurâ€™s coastal line is considered as a different kind of beauty for anyone longing for peace. A relaxing jog should also be perfect during this time in Sanur.
If you can bear cold weather then Bedugul will serve as a nice spot to enjoy sunrise. Waking up early in Bedugul wouldnâ€™t be that difficult either, as the many Muslim communities in the area will have a loud Morning Prayer call done some time at around 5am.
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While actually providing a glimpse of the real Bali, Payangan (near Ubud) is often missed out from the tourists’ travel plan in Bali. Most of the time, Payangan village is unnoticeable even though many pass this area on the way to Kintamani. Anyway, watching the sun rises from a ricefield in Payangan is spectacular.
8 Ubud Ubud is a wonderful place to walk around on foot while enjoying the view of the busyness of local warungs, restaurants, art shops and galleries. However, the real magic of Ubud can be seen off the beaten track, a little bit further away from the crowd during sunrise. Yep, a sunrise walk along the sides of Ubud’s ricefields and hills is breathtaking.
Sunset over the beach in Canggu is another thing you shouldn’t miss during your stay in Bali. Echo Beach is probably the most favorable spot to observe the view of sunset in Canggu, where variety of eating areas and tables spill out onto a beach side buff.
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The Bali northern village of Kintamani is one of the spots to go if you feel like escaping from the island’s southern crowd. Evening in Kintamani is cool; but when you are already there during evening time, it is a good idea to spend a night in Kintamani. Make sure that you’ll get up very early the next morning to climb the Batur volcano. It is a perfect spot just to sit and watch the sunrise; a perfect morning you will never forget.
As this location is not quite in Bali, it's added as a Bonus Spot to the list, as we think it is one of the greatest sunsets. Plus, it will only take you two hours to get there, so we think it is worth the effort. From the south and west part of Gili Trawangan - Lombok, you can witness a spectacular range of colors, while the sun sets right behind Mount Agung on Bali; giving you a view of the magical island from right across the ocean. Truly spectacular.
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Crash Course Bahasa Indonesia Apa Kabar? Baik, terima kasih Selamat pagi Selamat siang Selamat sore Selamat malam Sampai jumpa lagi Sampai nanti Nama saya... Silahkan
Bahasa Indonesia 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.
How are you? Fine, thank you Good morning Good afternoon (< 3pm) Good afternoon (> 3 pm) Good evening See you later See you later My name is... Here you go
Permisi Tidak/ Ya Saya lapar Saya haus Ada bir? Saya mau Nasi Campur Dimana hotel? Kanan / Kiri Maaf
Excuse me No/ Yes I'm hungry I'm thirsty Do you have beer? I want mixed rice Where is the hotel? Right / Left Sorry
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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. 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, owns the individuality and excellence in production of gold and silver crafting. Most of them are Balinese professional, artistic and skillful of design development related to the silver and gold crafting. Batubulan
Bedugul is a village located in the mountainous area connecting northern and southern Bali.
Denpasar is the capital city of Bali, with an estimated population of 500,000 people from different background living in the area. A number of Bali's notable museums is located in Denpasar.
Besakih is the most important, sacred temple in Bali. Known as the Mother Temple, Besakih provides spectacular views of the natural surroundings.
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Denpasar - War Monument
Asahduren (Clove Plantation)
Asahduren Clove Plantation is located 20km inland from Negara. It Offers the beautiful sight from the greenery of clove plantations.
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 in the world: the Bali Starling. 13
Bali Bird Park
Bali Bird Park provides a home to almost 1,000 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 and South America. 29
Bangli offers beautiful views of Mount and Lake Batur. Situated hundreds of meters above sea level, the breeze in Bangli is cool and refreshing. 44
Banjar is a worth visit place to watch cockfight and Brahma Vihara Arama, Bali's only Buddhist mastery. You can as well bathe at the Banjar's hot springs during your visit there. 12
Batubulan is is an artistic countryside located in west part of Gianyar regency. It has been famous in Indonesia and all over the world which has been built based on an artistic blessing dance of Barong. The villagers sustain by both wood carving and stone sculpting, whereby the craftsmen can make up your order and arange the shipment to your home address.
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Blahmantung Waterfall is located in the Pupuan area of Tabanan. This part of Bali is very fertile and receives a lot of rain. You can swim here, or at least go for a soak in the shallow water. 37
Eka Karya Botanical Garden in Bedugul was founded in 1959 and is the youngest yet the largest of the four Indonesian botanical Gardens. 34
The Butterfly Park is located 7km from Tabanan on the way to Panebel. It is the biggest butterfly park in Asia and it is perfect venue to relax with family.
Candi Dasa is located in Karangasem regency with less than 10km distance to Tenganan village. It was once a fishing village which later undergoing rapid tourism development, as now it becomes the best destination for embracing tranquility.
Candi Dasa beach
Garuda Wisnu Kencana
GWK (Garuda Wisnu Kencana) is a cultural park and a landmark with gigantic statue of Vishnu sitting on his ride, which is half man half Garuda bird.
Gianyar is the regency famous for artistic and high culture. As a tourism area, Gianyar has beautiful natural sceneries such as mountains and coasts.
Gilimanuk is the main port for traffic between Bali and Java island. Gilimanuk can be reached by heading west from Negara, or west through the National Park from Singaraja.
Located on busy traffic,11km south of Singaraja, Gitgit is the most visited waterfall in Bali.
Goa Gajah (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.
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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.
Jimbaran is a fishing village which also houses some of the finest luxury hotels in the world. The beaches of Jimbaan are cluttered with seafood restaurants, where you can dine with your feet on the sand.
Lake Bratan - Ulun Danu temple
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 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.
Kuta - Poppies Lane
Lake Batur is the widest lake in Bali which is surrounded by scenic view and cool atmosphere. It lies down in the feet of Mount Batur and Mount Abang, with hot spring activity right by the lake. It is considered as sacred place by the Balinese.
Nusa Serangan (Turtle Island)
The main attraction in Nusa Penida lies on the chance to see turtles, sharks, and reefs in crystal-clear visibility.
Serangan Island is used as a turtle breeding ground with beautiful coral reefs. Another thing Serangan is known for Pura Sakenan, the famous Balinese temple facing the mainland.
K Kintamani is the village with its impressive panorama located in plateau and also encircled by mountain atmosphere with the windblast from Mount Batur.
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.
Lovina Beach is a 12km stretch of coast to the Northwest of Singaraja in North Bali. It is considered one of the best places for family trip with its famous morning dolphin trip as well as other activities such as snorkeling and sightseeing.
Padangbai is a small fishing village in East Bali. It offers the visitors with some of Bali's most beautiful white sandy beaches.
Petulu is a heaven for photographers who love the nature shots. Petulu provides awesome bird watching activity, where around 6,000 egrets living around the area.
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.
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. 3
Petulu - Bird Watching
Sangeh Monkey Forest
Sangeh Monkey Forest is located in the southwestern of Bali. The main attraction here is the monkeys inhabiting both the trees and the temple.
Nusa Dua is known as the home of large international five-star resorts. Many beautiful beaches with peaceful atmosphere can be found in this area.
Nusa Ceningan offers many tourist attractions such as cockfighting and the unique seaweed farming. 50
Nusa Lembongan is a small island located 20km off the eastern coast of Bali. The island is known as a 'virgin island' with crystal-clear water and the local seaweed farming.
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Sanur is one of the Bali's largest traditional villages and is also an established tourist area. It is known as the best spot for diving and snorkeling, especially surfing. It is also known as the 'Sunrise Beach'.
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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 sacred temples in Bali, Pura Goa Lawah.
Seminyak is one of the Bali's top tourist spots with its natural appeal and great collection of fine restaurants. It also houses many of nice places to stay (hotels and villas). 43
Sing Sing Waterfall
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, 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 worship of Balinese Gods.
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.
Tegallalang is a major area for handicraft production in Bali. There are several business in this area, but they are not visible to the passing-by tourits. The view here on the rice is amazing.
Tulamben is a small town on the north-east coast of Bali. It is now popular for its most famous dive site that contains a stunningly diverse underwater ecosystem, especially around the wreck of the Liberty Glo, a US Army Transport ship torpedoed by Japanese submarines in 1942.
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 onestop shopping, which means you will buy quite a lot, it is easier for you to get a bigger discount. 3. 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.
BEFORE ENTERING A TEMPLE, PLEASE REMIND YOURSELF: 1.To respect the place and its people: it is sacred, so do not make noise or damages and act normal. 2.That a woman who is having her period, is not allowed to enter the temple. 3. To not walk in front of a praying person.
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Ujung Water Palace
Ubud is largely known as a remarkable center of fine arts, dance and music. The spectacular view of green paddy terraces makes Ubud as one of the most visited areas in Bali.
Located 1km out of Lovina town, Sing Sing Waterfall is the perfect place for people who wish to see a waterfall and do not want to deviate far from the main food.
Singaraja was once the capital city 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 distinctve culture.
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 countries.
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 Uluwaatu's amphitheatre.
Uluwatu - Kecak Dance
4. 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. 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.
4. 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. 5. That you should also not take flashing pictures of other people praying. 6. To wear a sarong and a ribbon when you attend a ceremony (those are often provided to you when necessary).
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here are many reasons to visit Bali; amazing culture, friendly people, great cuisine and beautiful locations. But this is not all the island of the gods has to offer; there are also fantastic waves breaking around the whole island. From beach breaks to barreling reef breaks, Bali has attracted surfers from all over the world since the sixties for good reason; the island is a surf mecca. The south side, ‘the Bukit’ has barreling left handers rolling past the cliffs and consistent trade winds blowing every day from April till October. All along Kuta beach there are fun beach breaks for beginners and advanced surfers alike. North of Kuta offers playful lefts and rights all year round and there are some amazing, barreling rights to be found on the east coast. It is always hard to explain to non-surfers why surfing is such an amazing experience and why surfers travel all around the globe to devote their life to chasing waves. When you paddle for a wave, when it picks you
up and you feel that the wave is taking over, it’s such an extraordinary feeling. When you surf you’re being pushed by an energy developed kilometers away, an energy about to reach the end of its journey. The happiness you feel when you or even your friends get a good ride, that’s unique. So for anyone who has never surfed and would like to experience this feeling, you’re in the right place. All you have to do is to go to one of the many surf schools in Kuta, get out there and catch your first wave. Kuta beach is one of the best beaches to learn to surf in the world! Just be sure to respect the rules so you won’t endanger yourself and/or others. For the surfers who are reading this; rainy season has started which means that the trade winds have stopped blowing consistently. We’re are going to have to settle for fewer swells and early morning surfs. The upside of the rainy season is that there are usually fewer people in the water, however surfers still seem to flock to popular spots like Uluwatu and Canggu. So for those of you who want to get away from the crowds and have the time to travel a little further, go east and have fun. -Alissa-
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time day date 6 JANUARY 2010 Fri 15 0.5 Sat 16 0.2 Sun 17 1.1* Mon 18 0.1* Tue 19 0.1 Wed 20 0.3 Thu 21 0.6 Fri 22 0.8 Sat 23 1.1 Sun 24 1.2 Mon 25 1.3* Tue 26 1.3 Wed 27 1.1 Thu 28 0.9 Fri 29 0.7 Sat 30 0.4 Sun 31 0.2
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Bali Surfspots Medewi Medewi is a fun wave for all surfers. It can be a bit fat, but has its day. Come early to avoid onshore winds. This spot handles bigger swells also. Balian Balian is a swell magnet and a quiet spot in North Bali. This break is getting more crowded as more accommodation is build daily. Its playful lefts and rights are great for beginners and advanced surfers alike. This spot doesn't like bigger swells. Canggu & Perenan Canggu always gets more swell than Kuta beach. It actually consists of a few different breaks; The right breaks better on a mid to high tide and is a great performance wave. The sandbank is better on a lower tide and is in front of the restaurants, it's fun to watch the surfers hit the lip whilst enjoying the delicious food. Canggu is becoming a very popular tourist spot, the sunday barbeque gets more packed every week. Kuta Reef Kuta Reef is an exposed reef break that is quite consistent. There are a few breaks here: Airports rights and left, Middles and Kuta reef. MayĂ?October (dry season) is the best time of the year for waves here. It gets crowded due to its close proximity to Kuta. Belangan Belangan is known for its longs peeling walls. It does get sectiony, so you have to race a bit. Belangan handles big swells and can offer good barrels on the right direction. On the wrong swell direction, it tends to close out. It's a beautiful beach, great to spend the day! Dreamland Dreamland was famous because it was a 'dreamy' spot, with the building of 'New Kuta beach' the dream became a nightmare. A beautiful green cliff made place for concrete jungle, the worst example of socalled progress. The wave is still there, a nice
peak and a fun beach break. There's a great shore break on a bigger swell, where many a tourist has lost their top or bottom (or almost drowned...) Bingin Bingin is a consistent, mechanical barrel machine. It's a short wave with a very small take off spot so if hassling is not your thing, it will be quite hard to get waves here. Impossibles Impossibles gets fun on a big swell. Its located between Bingin and Padang Padang, if you are sick of dealing with the crowds at either of those two places you can paddle to Impossibles and get some long walls. Padang Padang Padang Padang only starts to work when a big swell is running. It offers an amazing barrel but breaks in front of trocks, so experts only! It is an easy paddle out through the channel and one of the world-class waves in Bali. Uluwatu There are 4 different sections at famous Uluwatu: Temples is a hollow wave which works on the mid to high tide. The peak can offer a nice barrel and is right in line with the cave. Racetracks is the low tide section, it's superfast and gets seriously shallow. Outside Corner is an world class wave which won't even start breaking unless the swell is at least in the 8 foot range. Nyang Nyang Nyang Nyang beach is a 'secret' spot, it's not very easily accessible which it's why it's usually uncrowded. This beach is like a secret paradise for every surfer. Green Ball Green Ball is a left and a right, situated at the bottom of a steep cliff. No worries going down but after you have been surfing for a couple of hours the return trip is quiet challenging.
Nusa Dua To get to this reef you have to drive into the hotel area itself and then weave your way south. There's no channel which makes getting caught inside on a big swell quite annoying. There are a couple of other good waves in this area so it pays to do a bit of exploring. Sri Lanka In the northern part of Nusa Dua lays Sri Lanka, a bowly right which breaks into a deep water channel. This break is better on a bigger swell but is shifty. Sanur Reef Sanur Reef is a right and considered another world class wave. It's the local break of many expats and locals so gets very busy. The wave breaks better on a mid to high tide and is usually better in the early morning or in the rainy season (November-April). Padang Galak Padang Galak is a reliable rivermouth beach break north of Sanur. The break is quite popular, but only works under certain conditions. Keramas Another well known wave, which received a lot of media attention the last few years. It has a nice barrel after take-off which turns into a wally lip. This break is very popular with visiting and local pro's and if you don't want to deal with them in the water it is nice to watch them surf from the warung right in front of the break. Padangbai Padangbai has the flat bottomed mixed reef and sandy bottom with some wally waves. This break needs a bit of swell. Kuta Beach The warm water and sandy bottom make Kuta beach one of the best places in the world to learn to surf. Also for advanced surfers this beach is very popular, you can often see the locals busting airs on the punchy lefts and rights.
Kuta/Tuban/Legian Kuta Kuta is dedicated to those seeking fun and sun in affordable ways. The area consists of busy laneways lined with bars and restaurants, basic accommodations and various stalls selling multitudes of items. Although often considered the ‘absolute ugliest’ area of the island due to its mixbag tourism projects in combination with rampant commercialism, Kuta still manages to retain a slice of Balinese charm. The smell of incense wafts down the crowded gangs and offerings of brightly colored flower petals are laid out each morning to appease the gods.
Legian The current Legian is packed with venues that turn this used-to-be sleepy hollow area into a spot that knows no rest with almost non-stop activities and crowds. More and more amusement centers like nightclubs, restaurants and shops are now making Legian a vibrant area that never sleeps. Tuban Being a part of Kuta, Tuban doesn’t really share the loud noises and crowds of Kuta’s main party scenes. Villas and fine restaurants in this area are not really seen from the main road as they mostly take place beachside.
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RESTAURANTS Italian Restaurants Il Cielo (MAP1-C5) Jl. Kartika Plaza 172, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 762 027 www.barudibali.com/il-cielo Papas Café (MAP1-B2) Jl. Pantai Kuta - Legian Bali 1, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 755 055 www.barudibali.com/papas-cafe Ristorante Italia (MAP2-E5) Jl. Legian (Pantai Blue Ocean), Legian Phone: +62 (0) 361 755 500 www.barudibali.com/ristorante-italia Roma Amor (MAP1-C3) Jl. Benesari , Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 81 933 019 854 www.barudibali.com/roma-amor Zanzibar (MAP2-E5) Jl. Double Six, Legian, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 733 529 www.barudibali.com/zanzibar Swiss Restaurants Bali Swiss (MAP1-1A) Jl. Raya Patih Jelantik Riverside, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 769 433 www.barudibali.com/bali-swiss The Flying Piano (MAP2-F5) Jln. Werkudara X, Legian Phone: +62 (0) 361 761 389 www.barudibali.com/the-flying-piano Yut’s Place (MAP2-F5) Jl. Werkudara 521, Legian Phone: +62 (0) 81 239 51454 www.barudibali.com/yuts-place German Restaurants Café Sendok (MAP1-C2) Jl. Legian 139, Legian Phone: +62 (0) 361 752 450 www.barudibali.com/cafe-sendok Mama’s (MAP1-C2) Jl. Raya Legian, Legian Phone: +62 (0) 361 754 831 www.barudibali.com/mamas Indian Restaurants Queen’s of India Dynasty Resort, Jl. Kartika Plaza, Tuban Phone: +62 (0) 361 765 988 Mexican Restaurants TJ’s (MAP1-C4) Poppies Lane 1 - 24, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 751 093 www.barudibali.com/tjs
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Japanese Restaurants Sushi Densha (MAP1-C2) La Walon Centre (behind Mamas), Legian Phone: +62 (0) 361 763 616 www.barudibali.com/sushi-densha Turkish Restaurants Kebab Palace Jl. Kartika Plaza 3A Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 758 075 www.barudibali.com/kebab-palace Chinese Restaurants Chinoiserie (MAP2-H5) Jl. Sunset Road 7, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 808 8777 www.barudibali.com/chinoiserie International Restaurants Black Canyon Coffee (MAP1-C5) Discovery Mall, Beach Front, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 780 7929 www.barudibali.com/black-canyon Blue Ocean (MAP2-E5) Jl. Legian (Double 6 beach) #, Legian Phone: +62 (0) 361 747 2308 www.barudibali.com/blue-ocean Di Mare Jl. Bukit Permai 45 Jimbaran Phone: +62 (0) 361 755 423 www.barudibali.com/di-mare ESC Food Station (MAP1-C3) Jl. Legian 61, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 755 423 www.barudibali.com/esc La Casa (MAP2-F5) Jl. Werkudara No. 25, Legian Phone: +62 (0) 361 751 822 www.barudibali.com/la-casa Ma Joly Jl. Wana Segara, Tuban Phone: +62 (0) 361 753 780 www.barudibali.com/ma-joly Nero Bali (MAP1-C2) Jl. Legian Kelod 384, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 750 756 www.barudibali.com/nero-bali Nine Restaurant (MAP2-F5) Jl. Werkudara -Legian Phone: +62 (0) 361 762 297 www.barudibali.com/nine-restaurant Sailfin (MAP1-C4) Jl. Pantai Kuta 1, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 760 068 www.barudibali.com/sailfin
Sendok Restaurant (MAP1-C4) Jl. Singhosari 55, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 765 119 www.barudibali.com/sendok-restaurant The Red Soup Jl By Pass Ngurah Rai Pertokoan, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 764 442 www.barudibali.com/the-red-soup
PROPERTY Bali Realtor (MAP1-D5) Pertokoan Puri Alit Blok 9, Tuban Phone: + 62 (0) 361 744 5252 www.barudibali.com/bali-realtor Bali Top Property (MAP1-C5) Jl. Kartika Plaza 6 - 7, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 765 201 www.barudibali.com/bali-top-property
ACTIVITIES Bali Island Horse Jl Legian (Next to Mama's Rest), Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 761 907 www.barudibali.com/bali-island-horse Waterbom (MAP1-C5) Jl. Kartika Plaza, Tuban Phone: +62 (0) 361 755 676 www.barudibali.com/waterbom
BUSINESS Security Services Patriot Mandala (MAP1-D1) Jl. Patih Jelantik 1-A, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 761 718 www.barudibali.com/patriot-mandala Consultants Bali Mode (MAP1-C1) Jl. Sriwijaya 7, Legian Phone: +62 (0) 361 765 162 www.barudibali.com/bali-mode Soeminar Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 110, Tuban Phone: +62 (0) 361 801 4521 www.barudibali.com/soeminar
Global Chiropractic (MAP1-A1) Istana Kuta Galeria Valet 2 No. 16, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 769 279 www.barudibali.com/chiropractic
TRAVEL Air Bali (MAP1-E4) Dewa Ruci Building 100-X, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 767 466 www.barudibali.com/air-bali Eka Jaya (MAP1-E4) Jl. Setiabudi 11, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 752 277 www.barudibali.com/bali-eka-jaya Ombak Biru (MAP1-E4) Jl.Setiabudi - Kuta Poleng D-7 Phone: +62 (0) 361 766 269 www.barudibali.com/ombak-biru
RELAXATION ARC Beauty Clinic (MAP1-E4) Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai No 1, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 767 543 www.barudibali.com/arc-clinic House of David Salon (MAP1-E2) Jl. Boulevard Sunset Road Blok A-8, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 767 632 www.barudibali.com/house-of-david Shinkei Spa (MAP1-C3) Jl. Legian, Ground floor My Room 60, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 766 046 www.barudibali.com/shinkei-spa
INTERIOR Antiques and Furniture Hishem Furniture (MAP2-F2) Jl Sunset Road 86-C, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 737441 www.barudibali.com/hishem
SHOPPING Art and Galleries Shoot Bali Images (MAP1-C2) Jl. Legian (next to mamas), Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 761 907 www.barudibali.com/shoot-bali-images Electronics and Entertainment Mac House Bali (MAP1-A2) Jl. Patih Jelantik pm 1/09, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 769 060 www.barudibali.com/mac-house-bali Clothing Eat Shop Jl. Poppies II Gg. Ronta, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 81 741 970 40 www.barudibali.com/eat-shop-bali
ACCOMODATION Hotels Courtyard Apartments (MAP2-F5) Jl. Werkudara 14, Legian Phone: +62 (0) 361 750 242 www.barudibali.com/courtyard-bali Etnik Hotel (MAP1-C2) Jl. Melasti gg. Lebak Bena Kuta, Bali Phone: +62 (0) 361 753 266 www.barudibali.com/etnik-hotel Harris Resort Kuta (MAP1-C3) Jl. Raya Pantai Kuta, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 753 868 www.barudibali.com/harris-kuta Harris Resort Tuban (MAP1-B7) Jl. Dewi Sartika Tuban, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 765 255 www.barudibali.com/harris-tuban Villa Rentals
WhyNot Shop (MAP1-A1) Jl. Nakula, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 499 001 www.barudibali.com/whynot-shop
Lake Grace Villas (MAP1-D1) Jl. Dewi Sri 26, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 769 470 www.barudibali.com/lake-grace
Disini Interior (MAP2-F1) Jl. Raya Seminyak 6-8, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 731 037 www.barudibali.com/disini-interior
Surya Mas Jl. Raya Legian, Legian Kaja Phone: +62 (0) 361 753 732 www.barudibali.com/surya-mas-villa
Gill Wilson (GW) Interiors Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 296 Phone: +62 (0) 361 270 030 www.barudibali.com/gw-interiors
Villa Pisang Mas (MAP2-E4) Jl. Werkadura, Gang Bulan 8, Legian Phone: +62 (0) 361 732 168 www.barudibali.com/villa-pisang-mas
HOSPITALS & CARE BIMC Hospital (MAP1-E4) Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 100-X, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 761 263 www.barudibali.com/bimc-hospital International SOS (MAP1-E4) Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 505-X, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 720 100 www.barudibali.com/international-sos
ENTERTAINMENT Event Organisers CAM Entertainment (MAP1-A2) Istana Kuta Galeria Block Techno 8, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 769 154 www.barudibali.com/cam-entertain Nightlife/ Bars BuGils Bali (MAP2-F3) Jl. Dewi Sartika 1-BB, Tuban Phone: +62 (0) 361 758 322 www.barudibali.com/bugils-bali Crusoe's Island (MAP1-C3) Jl. Legian No. 184, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 763 885 www.barudibali.com/crusoes Posers Pub (MAP1-B1) Jl. Padma Corner Pad, Legian www.barudibali.com/posers-pub Sky Garden (MAP1-C3) Jl. Legian 61, Kuta Phone: + 62 361 755 423 www.barudibali.com/skygarden Storm Beer / The Office (MAP1-A2) Jl. Patih Jelantik 3-A, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 769 233 www.barudibali.com/storm-beer
Alabaster Lighting (MAP1-A1) Istana Kuta Gal. Block Valet 1 - no.9 Phone: +62 (0) 361 769 007 www.barudibali.com/alabaster-lighting magazine.barudibali.com www.barudibali.com/bali-directory
Seminyak/ Petitenget/ Canggu Seminyak Owing to its high density of upscale shopping, combined with the clustering of many fine-dining establishments, Seminyak has rapidly become one of the most wellknown tourist areas in Bali. In addition to a few commercial strips with popular and lively restaurants, bars and good crafts, furniture, and antique shops, there are a few notable establishments that have earned numerous titles as the best venue or party spot in Bali in various magazines. Land and accommodation prices are amongst the highest in Bali and plenty of luxury spas and hotels abound.
Petitenget & Canggu Petitenget is where the chic ambiance of Seminyak continues. Although recently there have not been as many happening scenes as in Seminyak, emergence of a number of new stylish venues in Petitenget should indicate that this area would serve as the extension of Baliâ€™s southern fashionable playground. Canggu, on the other hand, is where the ricefields are still widely spread and clearly seen, even due to its close proximity with Seminyak and Petitenget. A number of luxurious villas can be found within Canggu area â€“ most of them are blessed with the tranquil view of the ricefields.
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RESTAURANTS Italian Restaurants Osteria Telese (MAP2-D3) Jl. Laksmana 14, Seminyak Phone: 0361 734 566 www.barudibali.com/osteria-telese Pandora (MAP2-C2) Jl. Petitenget 85, Seminyak Phone: 0361 7474 637 www.barudibali.com/pandora Trattoria (MAP2-B4) Jl. Laksmana, Seminyak Phone: 0361 737 082 www.barudibali.com/trattoria Ultimo (MAP2-B4) Jl. Laksmana 104-X, Seminyak Phone: 0361 738 720 www.barudibali.com/ultimo Warung Italia (MAP2-G2) Jl. Kunti 6, Seminyak Phone: 0361 737 437 www.barudibali.com/warung-italia Spanish Restaurants La Sal (MAP2-E3) Jl. Drupadi II 100, Seminyak Phone: 0361 738 321 www.barudibali.com/la-sal Belgian Restaurants Mannekepis Bistro (MAP2-F3) Jl. Raya Seminyak 2, Seminyak Phone: 0361 847 5784 www.barudibali.com/mannekepis Greek Restaurants Pantarei (MAP2-F4) Jl. Raya Seminyak 17-A, Seminyak Phone: 0361 732 567 www.barudibali.com/pantarei Indian Restaurants Queens Tandoor (MAP2-F3) Jl. Raya Seminyak 73, Seminyak Phone: 0361 732 770 www.barudibali.com/queens-tandoor Moroccan Restaurants Khaima (MAP2-A4) Jl. Laksmana 334, Seminyak Phone: 0361 742 3925 www.barudibali.com/khaima Japanese Restaurants Dahana (MAP2-D2) Jl. Petitenget 98-X, Seminyak Phone: 0361 730 131 www.barudibali.com/dahana
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Fresh Sushi Lounge (MAP2-D3) Jl. Laksmana 18, Seminyak Phone: 0361 736 834 www.barudibali.com/fresh-sushi-lounge
Rumours (MAP2-B4) Jl. Laksmana 1, Seminyak Phone: 0361 738 720 www.barudibali.com/rumours
Kaizan (MAP2-A4) Jl. Laksmana 33, Seminyak Phone: 0361 747 2324 www.barudibali.com/kaizan
The Junction (MAP2-A4) Jl. Laksmana, Seminyak Phone: 0361 735 610 www.barudibali.com/the-junction
Ryoshi (MAP2-A4) Jl. Raya Seminyak 17, Seminyak Phone: 0361 731 152 www.barudibali.com/ryoshi
Waroeng Bali Bonita (MAP2-C2) Jl. Petitenget 2000-X, Seminyak Phone: 0361 731 918 www.barudibali.com/waroeng-bonita
French Restaurants Atelier 13 (MAP2-G2) Jl. Kunti 7, Seminyak Phone: 0361 733 671 www.barudibali.com/aterlier13 Indonesian Restaurants Cabe Rawit (MAP2-G2) Jl. Kunti 8, Seminyak Phone: 0361 744 0995 www.barudibali.com/cabe-rawit Braga CafĂŠ (MAP2-A4) Seminyak Square, Lot C-1 Jl. Laksmana 1, Seminyak Phone: 0361 732 512 www.barudibali.com/braga Thai Restaurants Lemongrass (MAP2-F4) Jl. Raya Seminyak 37, Seminyak Phone: 0361 736 149 www.barudibali.com/lemongrass International Restaurants CafĂŠ Bali (MAP2-A4) Jl. Laksmana , Seminyak Phone: 0361 736 484 www.barudibali.com/cafe-bali Grocer & Grind (MAP2-D2) Jl. Kayu Jati 3-X, Seminyak Phone: 0361 730 418 www.barudibali.com/grocer-and-grind JP's Warung Club (MAP2-F3) Jl. Dhyana Pura 6, Seminyak Phone: 0361 731 622 www.barudibali.com/jps Nirvana Restaurant (MAP2-B4) Jl. Laksmana 50-B, Seminyak Phone: 0361 736 270 www.barudibali.com/nirvana Rubicon Kitchen (MAP2-D2) Jl. Petitenget 15-XX, Seminyak Phone: 0361 732 760 www.barudibali.com/rubicon-kitchen
PROPERTY Bali Villa Worldwide (MAP2-D3) Jl. Laksmana 3-B, Seminyak Phone: 0361 732 013 www.barudibali.com/villa-worldwide Elite Havens (MAP2-D3) Jl. Raya Banjar Semer 883, Seminyak Phone: 0361 731 074 www.barudibali.com/elite-havens Paradise Property Bali (MAP2-B4) Jl. Laksmana 54, Seminyak Phone: 0361 773 540 www.barudibali.com/paradise-property
RELAXATION Amoaras Spa (MAP2-D2) Jl. Laksmana 57, Seminyak Phone: 0361 734 260 www.barudibali.com/amoaras-spa Bodyworks Spa (MAP2-C2) Jl. Kayu Jati 2, Seminyak Phone: 0361 733 317 www.barudibali.com/bodyworks-spa Prana Spa (MAP2-F3) Jl. Kunti 118-X, Seminyak Phone: 0361 730 840 www.barudibali.com/prana Raga Massage (MAP2-E1) Jl. Raya Petitenget 114, Seminyak Phone: 0361 732 475 www.barudibali.com/raga-massage Well Being Spa (MAP2-B4) Jl. Laksmana 66-B, Seminyak Phone: 0361 735 573 www.barudibali.com/well-being-spa
INTERIOR Antiques and Furniture Bali Antique Shop (MAP2-F3) Jl. Raya Seminyak 34, Seminyak Phone: 081 916 638 809 www.barudibali.com/bali-antique-shop
Hishem Furniture (MAP2-F2) Jl. Sunset 86-C, Seminyak Phone: 0361 737 441 www.barudibali.com/hishem Valore Jl. Raya Kerobokan 86-A, Kerobokan Phone: 0361 742 3505 www.barudibali.com/valore Lio Collection (MAP2-E1) Jl. Raya Kerobokan 2, kerobokan Phone: 0361 780 0942 www.barudibali.com/lio-collection Interior Design Disini Interior (MAP2-F1) Jl. Raya Seminyak 6-8, Seminyak Phone: 0361 731 037 www. barudibali.com/disini-interior Mimpi Manis Jl. Abimanyu 4-C, Seminyak Phone: 0361 733 411 www.barudibali.com/mimpi-manis Insenso (MAP2-F2) (MAP2-F3) Jl. Raya Seminyak 53, Seminyak Phone: 0361 730 844 www.barudibali.com/insesnso
Jewelry and Accessories Long John Silver (MAP2-D3) Jl. Laksmana 150, Seminyak Phone: 0361 856 3192 www.barudibali.com/long-john-silver Rabia (MAP2-F3) Jl. Raya Seminyak 10, Seminyak Phone: 0361 731 035 www.barudibali.com/rabia Rock 'n Royalty Jl. Laksmana 20, Seminyak Phone: 0361 737 659 www.barudibali.com/rock-n-royalty
ENTERTAINMENT Obsession (MAP2-E4) Jl. Dhyana Pura X, Seminyak Phone: 0361 730 269 www.barudibali.com/obsession
Bali Deli (MAP2-F3) Jl. Kunti 117-X, Seminyak Phone: 0361 738 686 www.barudibali.com/bali-deli
Zappaz (MAP2-A4) Jl. Laksmana 54-B, Seminyak Phone: 0361 742 5334 www.barudibali.com/zappaz
Casa Gourmet Seminyak Square Lot E-1 Jl. Laksmana 1, Seminyak Phone: 0361 738 026 www.barudibali.com/casa-gourmet
Funky Princess (MAP2-F3) Jl. Kunti 119, Seminyak Phone: 0361 766 537 www.barudibali.com/funky-princess Innuendo (MAP2-F3) Jl. Raya Seminyak 75-H/ 47-A, Seminyak Phone: 0361 742 8814/ 732 113 www.barudibali.com/innuendo
The Villas (MAP2-F3) Jl. Kunti 118-X, Seminyak Phone: 0361 730 840 www.barudibali.com/the-villas
Sea Gypsy (MAP2-A4) Jl. Raya Seminyak 30-X, Seminyak Phone: 0361 847 5765 Jl. Laksmana 49, Seminyak Phone: 0361 731 769 www.barudibali.com/sea-gypsy
Food, Drinks and Supplies
Chile Boutique (MAP2-C4) Jl. Laksmana 41, Seminyak Phone: 0361 793 0258 www.barudibali.com/chile-boutique
Villa Kubu (MAP2-G3) Jl. Raya Seminyak Gg. Plawa, Seminyak Phone: 0361 731 129 www.barudibali.com/villa-kubu
Scandi (MAP2-F4) Jl. Raya Seminyak 26, Seminyak Phone: 0361 733 446 www.barudibali.com/scandi
Bintang Supermarket (MAP2-F4) Jl. Raya Seminyak 17, Seminyak Phone: 0361 730 552 www.barudibali.com/bintang
Meriki Studios (MAP2-E3)` Jl. Drupadi 29, Seminyak Phone: 0361 871 9334 www.barudibali.com/meriki
ACCOMODATION Villa Rentals Cicada Townhouse (MAP2-C2) Jl. Pura Telaga Waja 1, Seminyak Phone: 0361 862 0805 www.barudibali.com/cicada Villa Bugis (MAP2-B4) Jl. Laksmana 32, Seminyak Phone: 0361 744 8592 www.barudibali.com/villa-bugis
Bahiana Jl. Dhyana Pura 4, Seminyak Phone: 0361 738 662 www.barudibali.com/bahiana Bali Joe (MAP2-E4) Jl. Dhyana Pura 8, Seminyak Phone: 081 999 100 445 www.barudibali.com/bali-joe Mixwell Bar (MAP2-E4) Jl. Dhyana Pura 6, Seminyak Phone: 0361 736 846 www.barudibali.com/mixwell-bar
Villa Des Indes (MAP2-C3) Jl. Astina Pura 3, Seminyak Phone: 0361 737 799 www.barudibali.com/villa-des-indes
Sanur/ Jimbaran/ Nusa Dua Sanur
One of the most pleasant aspects of Sanur is its large expanse of beachfront. A footpath that covers about five kilometers allows visitors to casually stroll and explore, stopping when they feel like it for a drink or snack at one of the many beach side restaurants. A large reef shelters Sanurâ€™s white-sand beach, resulting in low-key surf that is ideal for beginner surfers and families with small children. However, swimming is only possible at high tide as low tide exposes the reef. Wellstocked bars and decently priced food and drinks have turned this area into a popular nighttime destination as well.
Some of the most luxurious hotels in the world find their home in Nusa Dua. Yet, unknown to even some of its loyal visitors, Nusa Dua actually offers more than just ranks of five-star hotels and up-market restaurants and shops. For instance, the thousands who stay in the luxurious hotels within the Nusa Dua complex and Tanjung Benoa are largely unaware of a beautiful white-sand beach located just five minutes away on the southern edge of the peninsula, named Geger beach. Immediately north of Nusa Dua enclave is the peninsula of Tanjung Benoa that includes less exclusive hotels and Benoa village. As a mixed culture area, visitors can see a mosque and Chinese and Hindu temples in close proximity.
Although Jimbaran now houses some of the finest luxury hotels in the world, its original color as a fishing village still remains. Unlike many other coastal areas in Bali that have wholly converted from fishing villages into tourist spots crowded with umbrellas, hawkers and surfboards, Jimbaran exploits its natural potential as a fishing village with the establishment of row upon row of seafood restaurants serving that dayâ€™s catch of fresh fish and crustaceans. Jimbaran is now known to be a haven of the finest seafood (both raw and processed) in Bali. THE MAG
MAP 4 - Nus Dua
MAP 3 - Sanur
piccadily nogo textile bali diving triana
scuba seraya joe kennedy photo atlantis
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kopi bali house
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RESTAURANTS Dutch Restaurants Double Dutch (MAP3-C6) Jl Cemara Semawang 29, Sanur Phone: +62 (0) 361 270 554 www.barudibali.com/double-dutch
Chinese Restaurants Fortune Cookie (MAP3-C6) Jl. Sudamala 5, Sanur Phone: +62 (0) 361 283 342 www.barudibali.com/fortune-cookie
PROPERTY Paradise Property Bali (MAP2-B4) Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai Junction, Nusa Dua Jl. Laksmana, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 773 540 www.barudibali.com/paradise-property-bali
ACTIVITIES Diving and Snorkling Absolute Scuba (MAP3-D3) Jl Tambligan 27-C, Sanur Phone: +62 (0) 361 282 664 www.barudibali.com/absolute-scuba
Di Mare Jl. Bukit Permai 45, Jimbaran Phone: +62 (0) 361 755 423 www.barudibali.com/di-mare
Bali Diving Academy (MAP3-D4) Jl. Danau Tamblingan 51, Sanur Phone: +62 (0) 361 270252 www.barudibali.com/bali-dive-academy
Kopi Bali House (MAP3-B5) Pertokoan Graha Niaga Sanur No.4 Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 405-E, Sanur Phone: +62 (0) 361 270 990 www.barudibali.com/kopi-bali-house
Scuba Indonesia Jl. Danau Tamblingan 89, Sanur Phone: +62 (0) 81 338 675 803 www.barudibali.com/scuba-indonesia
Nyomans Beergarden (MAP4-B4) Jl. Pantai Mengiat X, Nusa Dua Phone: +62 (0) 361 775 746 www.barudibali.com/nyomans-beergarden Piccadilly (MAP3-D3) Jl. Danau Tamblingan 27, Sanur Phone: +62 (0) 361 289 138 www.barudibali.com/piccadilly Street CafĂŠ (MAP2-F3) Jl. Danau Tamblingan 21, Sanur Phone: +62 (0) 361 289 259 www.barudibali.com/street-cafe
BUSINESS Export-Import Bali Prefab Jl. Pemelisan (Close to Makro) 8-X, Sanur Phone: +62 (0) 361 781 7098 www.barudibali.com/bali-prefab Export Service Centre Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 461, Sanur Phone: +62 (0) 361 720 606 www.barudibali.com/export-service-centre
Consultants Amparos Law Firm Jl. Danau Buyan / 6 Point bld, 3rd Floor 74, Sanur Phone: +62 (0) 361 289 670 www.barudibali.com/amparos-law-firm
TRAVEL Sea Trek Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai 245, Sanur Phone: +62 (0) 361 283 358 www.barudibali.com/sea-trek
SHOPPING Art and Galleries Joe Kennedy Photography (MAP3-D4) Jl. Danau Tamblingan 51 D, Sanur Phone: +62 (0) 361 282 339 www.barudibali.com/joe-kennedy-photography
Food, Drinks and Supplies La Piccola Jl. Tirta Nadi (By Pass Ngurah Rai) 27, Sanur Phone: +62 (0) 361 747 5844 www.barudibali.com/la-piccola Ruths Desserts Phone: +62 (0) 361 286 647 www.barudibali.com/ruths-deserts
Clothing Nogo Textiles (MAP3-D3) Jl. Danau Tamblingan 104, Sanur Phone: +62 (0) 361 288 765 www.barudibali.com/nogo-textiles
OTHER LOCATIONS RESTAURANTS International Restaurants CasCaDes Jl. Lanyahan Br Nagi, Ubud Phone: +62 (0) 361 971 777 www.barudibali.com/cascades-restaurant
ACTIVITIES Diving and Snorkling Scuba Seraya Resort (MAP3-D4) Desa Tukad Dabu, Tulamben, Kubu, Karangasem Phone: +62 (0) 361 283 922 www.barudibali.com/scuba-seraya-resort
Family Bali Safari and Marine Park Jl. Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra Km. 19, Gianyar Phone: +62 (0) 361 950 000 www.barudibali.com/bali-safari-and-marine-park
Extreme Sport Bali Canyon Tubing Jl. Wirasatya VI 9-X, Denpasar Phone: +62 (0) 361 808 0305 www.barudibali.com/bali-canyon-tubing
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Bali Quad JL. Wirasatya VI 9-X, Denpasar Phone: +62 (0) 361 720 766 www.barudibali.com/bali-quad Bali Treetop Kebun Raya Eka Karya, Bedugul Phone: +62 (0) 361 852 0680 www.barudibali.com/bali-treetop
BUSINESS Cargo SKR Express Jl. Teuku Umar 80, Denpasar Phone: +62 (0) 361 221 186 www.barudibali.com/skr-express
Export-Import Bali Style Sourcing Jl. Pula Sari 258 Phone: +62 (0) 81 338 220 551 www.barudibali.com/bali-style-sourcing CAS Cargo Bali Jl. Ngurah Rai 109-X, Denpasar Phone: + 62 361 720 525 www.barudibali.com/cas-cargo-bali
HOSPITALS & CARE Kasih Ibu Hospital Bali Jl. Teuku Umar 120, Denpasar Phone: +62 (0) 361 223 036 www.barudibali.com/kasih-ibu-hospital-bali
TRAVEL Sinar Sarana Surya Jl. Jayagiri V 4, Denpasar Phone: +62 (0) 361 226 022 www.barudibali.com/sinar-sarana-surya Waka Land Cruise Jl. Padang Kartika 5-X, Denpasar Phone: +62 (0) 361 426 972 www.barudibali.com/waka-land-cruise
RELAXATION De Kahyangan Spa & Villas Jl. Raya Singaraja, Bedugul, Bali Phone: +62 (0) 368 213 22 www.barudibali.com/de-kahyangan
SHOPPING Jewelry and Accessories Face2Face Photo Engraving Jl. Pulau Serangan I/III 3, Denpasar Phone: +62 (0) 361 244 423 www.barudibali.com/f2f-photo-engraving
Fresh Flowers Surya Florist Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 106, Denpasar Phone: +62 (0) 361 745 2381 www.barudibali.com/surya-florist
Nusa Lembongan Nusa Lembongan is one of Baliâ€™s three small offshore islands (the other two are Nusa Penida and Nusa Ceningan) with tourist infrastructure; thus making it a popular destination for visitors to Bali. Lembongan is a destination to experience the abundance of marine life, coral beds, drop off walls and exhilarating drift dive. Lembonganâ€™s white-sand beaches and clear water are just perfect for visiting sun worshippers. Unlike most beaches in Bali, there are no hawkers in Nusa Lembongan, with the sole exception of the boat guys who wander along the beach in the morning and ask you if you would like to join the snorkeling or fishing trips. Getting to or from Nusa Lembongan is easy due to the numerous options. From Sanur, visitors are provided with several fast boat services as well as the traditional jukung boats (wooden boats). Alternatively, travelers can depart from Benoa Harbour, any of the Gili islands, or even charter their own helicopter.
The Gilis Lombok’s three sister islands of Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air are currently amongst the top alternative destinations for tourists visiting Bali. The three are tiny coral-fringed islands blessed with white sandy beaches and crystalclear water swarming with an array of coral fish. Known as budget stopovers in the old days, the Gilis with their rapidly increasing popularity now have diversified accommodations ranging from luxury villas to rustic yet chic bungalows for rent. Oceanfront restaurants and bars are also scattered around. Water activities, of course, are some of the highlights on the must-do list during a stay in these islands. Each Gili has its own character and charm; Trawangan is known as the party scene, Meno is very mellow (perfect for honeymooners) and Air’s ambiance falls somewhere between the two. The three islands, very fortunately, are pleasantly
free from air pollution due to the absence of motorized land vehicles. Transportation means vary from the traditional cidomo (horse-drawn carts), horses and bicycles. However, it’s important for you to note that the Gilis are homes to Muslim locals. Although bikinis are tolerable, it is advised for you to avoid any excessive skin displays – including public affection displays. You also need to tolerate the loud call for early Morning Prayer at around four or five in the morning. Restaurants and bars will run as normal during the fasting month of Ramadan. The Gili islands are easily accessible direct from Bali with the current fast boat services available. Ferry services from Padangbai to Lombok run 24 hours a day. Morning flights from Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport to Lombok’s Selaparang Airport are also available daily.
GETTING THERE Alikai Book by calling 0361 911 4700 www.barudibali.com/alikai Black Pearl Book by calling 0361 911 4700 www.barudibali.com/black-pearl Blue Water Express Book by calling 0361 911 4700 www.barudibali.com/blue-water-express Gili Cat Book by calling 0361 911 4700 www.barudibali.com/gili-cat Mahi Mahi Book by calling 0361 911 4700 www.barudibali.com/mahi-mahi Ocean Star Book by calling 0361 911 4700 www.barudibali.com/ocean-star
Blue Marlin restaurant www.barudibali.com/blue-marlin
Dream Divers restaurant www.barudibali.com/dream-divers
Horizontal Lounge www.barudibali.com/horizontal-lounge
Sama Sama www.barudibali.com/sama-sama
Living Room restaurant www.barudibali.com/living-room
Ko Ko Mo restaurant www.barudibali.com/kokomo Ryoshi restaurant www.barudibali.com/ryoshi Scallywags Beach Restaurant www.barudibali.com/scallywags The Beach House Restaurant & Deli www.barudibali.com/beach-house Tirnanog Restaurant www.barudibali.com/tirnanog
SLEEP Hotel Villa Ombak Book by calling 0361 9114700 www.barudibali.com/hotel-villa-ombak Kelapa Luxury Villas Book by calling 0361 9114700 www.barudibali.com/kelapa-luxury-villas Villa Grasia Book by calling 0361 9114700 www.barudibali.com/villa-grasia
Villa Joglo Private Villa Rental Book by calling 0361 9114700 www.barudibali.com/villa-joglo
DIVE Azuria Dive Retreats Book by calling 0361 911 4700 www.barudibali.com/azuria-dive Blue Marlin Dive Book by calling 0361 911 4700 www.barudibali.com/blue-marlin-dive Buddha Dive Resort Book by calling 0361 911 4700 www.barudibali.com/buddha-dive Dream Divers Book by calling 0361 911 4700 www.barudibali.com/dream-divers Trawangan Dive Book by calling 0361 911 4700 www.barudibali.com/trawangan-dive Manta Dive Book by calling 0361 911 4700 www.barudibali.com/manta-dive
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Published on Jan 15, 2010
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