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Issue No.17 | August 15 - September 14 2009

The Gecko is in Trouble Believe it or not

Our own Seminyak and Kuta We will always love 'em

The Story of Rice You've Got to Please the Gods Behind the scenes:

The Making of Bali's Fine Arts & Artists Island Information





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Water Activities

Bali Bird Park

Hotels/ Villas Reservation

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HEART OF BALI Teenage Simio for YPAC


POPPIES LANES You've gotta Love Fake Sunglasses


BALINESE AND RICE Men, Food and Gods


GECKO IS ‘GOD’ Believe it or not


THE MAKING OF BALI’S FINE ARTS AND ARTISTS Priceless backstage access to the training ground for Bali’s future famous artists


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THE MAG Shortcuts


REVIEWS The Junction More than Just Sandwiches Braga Café The Fried Rice is Crazy

on the cover


Lotus Bliss Massage Relaxation in Your Room or Hotel

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The Making of Bali's Fine Arts and Artists

BALI FAVES Batik Print Silk Dress, African Print Top and Silk Short


Long Dress in Silk and Bolero in Metal Sequins Antique Gold


Typical Bali: Sarong


Bali’s increasing popularity as one of the world’s top holiday destinations has in a way caused worries within the Balinese communities. The fear that the Balinese culture might be threatened by foreign influences brought along by the international tourists, has encouraged a number of Balinese people to… THIS STORY CONTINUES ON PAGE 48 >>


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The Bali Bag

Heart of Bali

As the name indicates, the Bali Bag, packs ‘everything Bali’ into a simple, yet small package that you can carry everywhere as you travel around the island.

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It's Time to Learn! First of all, we’d like to express our sincere sympathy for the victims of the recent Jakarta bombings. Security efforts have now been put on the highest levels in Jakarta and Bali to prevent such a thing from recurring. Despite the continuing threat, Bali has so far been successful in maintaining security over the past few years. However, this doesn’t mean that the Bali police and security authorities in general don’t make any attempt to not boosting hard works in keeping the Island of Gods a safe holiday destination. Please tolerate the vehicle and purse checks when entering a shopping mall and other establishments should this action disturb your convenience. This is all done to assure well being here in our beloved Bali. August sees a busy month for Bali, with festivals and events are lining up on the island’s event calendar. Following up the recently ended the Legian Beach Festival’s success is the fourth Sanur Village Festival (SVF) that will be on again this weekend, August 12-16. Cultural activities will continue to dominate this year's SVF through a series of traditional arts performances, parades, live music, water sports and a nonstop food festival. August 17 will be another colorful day as Indonesia is celebrating its 64th Independence Day. Parades and games will be widely held in areas of Denpasar on this day and traffic jams, of course, are always expected. Now, it’s a pleasure for us to announce that The Mag will grow fatter starting the month of September. New exciting features to provide you with more information about everything Bali will be added to the contents. Some features, however, will be left out (e.g. Bali Road Trip). For our last Bali Road Trip, we paid a tribute to our very own neighborhood of Seminyak and Kuta. Even with all the changes these two areas have undergone, we still find that Seminyak and Kuta as fitting to be our comfort zones (see page 20). In this issue’s The Mag we also give you an exclusive pass to go behind the scene to check out the making of Bali’s future famous artists and arts (see page 48). Our other regular features are still here; therefore, enjoy reading! And enjoy Bali too!


THE MAG Team's Note

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Bali Ranks No.1, Again! Travel + Leisure Magazine has concluded its annual survey of holiday destinations. For many years, Bali consistently ranked as the world's best island in the prestigious Travel + Leisure Magazine poll, slipping momentarily in the 2008 polling to the number two slot. However, the 2009 survey has returned Bali to the coveted number 1 spot, followed by Galapagos, which displaced Bali in the 2008 rankings.

EU Lifts Ban on Four Indonesian Airlines

On 15th July 2009, EU officially lifted its ban on 4 of 51 Indonesian airlines from flying to and from Europe which the Union imposed in July 2007 due to a slew of air accidents. The four airlines immediately released from the ban are: Garuda Indonesia, Mandala Airlines, Airfast and Premi Air. Following the lifting of the ban, Garuda Indonesia plans to fly to Amsterdam via Dubai before the end of the year.

Red Carpet Champagne Bar

A new stylish hangout has recently been opened on Bali’s eat street adding to the many upscale hotspots eat street is known for. This place is hard to miss as its signature red carpet extends to the street, giving you the sense of a VIP arriving in style. Red Carpet offers a vast variety of drinks, with its signature selection of champagnes which guests can enjoy and drink the night away in style. 16

THE MAG Bali Flash

International Bali 10K

In commemoration of Bali’s 50th anniversary and Indonesia’s 63 years of Independence, the province of Bali held a 10km marathon on the 9th of August in the heart of Denpasar. Starting and ending from the Museum of Perjuangan Rakyat Bali (Struggling Balinese People Monument) the marathon circulated the area of Renon, Denpasar. With the theme of “A Run for Unity”, the 10K run was attended by many elite foreign athletes from around the world.

64 Years of Independence

On the 17th of August, Indonesia celebrates it 64th Independence Day. Buildings and streets will be decorated with red and white flags and many festivities and parades are held around the island. Lots of these festivities can be found in Denpasar. One of the unique ways of celebration is “Panjat Pinang”, where prizes are hung atop a greased pole and groups of people (mainly men) will try climbing it to win.

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e’ve driven far to Bali’s deepest corners – even crossing the straits of Bali and Lombok – that for many times we forgot our own comfort zones in Seminyak and Kuta. The current busy time in Bali gave us a hard knock on the head, made us realize that these two areas play a very important role in shaping the island as one of the most visited holiday destinations in the world. Of course, we need to party every once in a while; without waiting any longer, we strolled the trafficked roads of Seminyak and Kuta to join the hype.




THE MAG It's Our Very Own Seminyak & Kuta

“Kuta is probably like nasi campur for the Balinese: it tastes darn good even though it looks bad.” We went out at noon time from our Oberoi base, heading to the once sleepy fishing village of Kuta. Looking at the present hectic Kuta, I thought to myself, “Kuta is probably like nasi campur for the Balinese: it tastes darn good even though it looks bad.” I mean, many consider Kuta as the ‘absolute ugliness’ of the island due to its mix-bag tourism projects in combination with the ridiculous commercialism. Aside from that, Bali has many other much prettier beaches; yet, tourists and locals alike still flock around the long-stretched beach for it's better than nothing. It's most crowded in the late afternoon when the sun is close to going down. Old things still remain: people posing with the orange-colored sky, couples holding hands, some guys walking the dogs, kids playing on the sand, local ladies offering massage, braids, nail coloring along with countless guys trying to offer temporary tattoos. Yes, the area of Kuta Beach is still about the boldest board shorts and people really let their hair down.

However, stepping off the sand of Kuta Beach, you will now also notice that the current Kuta is packed with rising (apparently higher and higher) buildings made merrier with colorful glittering lights. These buildings are now the ones that turn the used-to-be sleepy hollow area into a spot that knows no days and/or nights with the almost non-stop activities and crowds. Up to the Legian area, more and more amusement centers like nightclubs, restaurants and shops are now making Kuta a place that doesn’t sleep. Not only that, the different loud music and theme building decorations of each of the venues are somewhat sending out messages to draw the passers by to get in. Yet, the ‘war’ doesn’t stop at that point for LCD screens have also taken place to give a more obvious picture on what’s really going on inside each of the venues. Anyway, having our fill of Kuta’s frenetic energy, we shifted just up the coast to the less manic surrounds of Seminyak. The stylish Seminyak looked very apparent, especially because the sidewalks served as somewhat a catwalk with ‘street fashion show’ could always be expected during days and nights. It is not a surprise that Seminyak also serves as the home and playground for many of the most tasteful people and designers on the island. Owing to its high density of high end shopping, combined with the clustering of many fine eating establishments, it has rapidly become one of the most well known tourist areas in Bali. In addition to a few commercial strips

Road near Ground Zero in Legian with popular and lively restaurants, bars and good crafts/furniture/antique shops, there are a few notable establishments that have earned numerous titles as the best venue or party spot in various magazines. This area is also very popular with expatriates. Land and accommodation prices are amongst the highest in Bali with plenty of luxury spas and hotels abound. But don’t worry, even in the heart of Seminyak there are still a few budget hotels. The current frantic state of Kuta and the chic ambiance of Seminyak may come as a disappointment for those who knew these two areas in the good old day: Kuta as a fishing village and the rice fields of Seminyak. However, even now and then, when the sun slowly and gracefully sinks into the horizon of Kuta and Seminyak, every pair of eyes would look at one specific spot in the sky. It's very comforting to see that finally we, despite of our differences, agree on one thing: sunset in Seminyak and Kuta never fails you.

Sunset in Double Six Beach THE MAG It's Our Very Own Seminyak & Kuta






…I think I’d like to go to Amed. Been to Bali so many times in the past and pretty much been everywhere, but haven’t seen Amed. I’ve heard that the beaches are nice.

…I’d like to go to the Mother temple in Besakih. This is my first time to Bali and would really like to take in the culture with my family. I’m planning to go there soon







…I’ve heard that Bali has some nice secluded beaches, but not that many people want to tell me where they are. I really want to soak in the paradise and enjoy a nice swim on the beach.

…I want to see the monkeys in Uluwatu. I’ve already seen the monkeys in Sangeh and almost got ransacked by monkeys. I almost lost my camera. They say the monkeys in Uluwatu aren’t as bad. (TM: The Mag doesn't agree, the monkeys are also pretty sneaky!)

…I guess I want to go up to the north of Bali like to Lovina. Not that many people talk about the north of Bali, which I figure means that not many people have been there or it’s not a very good place. Either way I still want to see what it’s like.


THE MAG Quick Question

Bali Faves Things we love

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a charity story by

Teenage Simio

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THE MAG Heart of Bali : Teenage Simio

How did you come up with the idea to make an album to help the YPAC? My daughter went for a school excursion to YPAC (Yayasan Pembina Anak Cacat) near Nusa Dua and after hearing her stories of the disabled children I was intrigued to help. After that I often visited YPAC and asked around to see how I could help. They informed me that they needed funds to build a new building to accommodate more children and so with my background in music I came up with the idea to make a CD compilation where all profit of the CD’s sold will be given to the YPAC and hopefully help them complete the new facility. Tell us about the whole process of completing the album. Having produced a few songs before since the 90’s, this would be my first attempt in producing a full album compilation. I’m into many genres of music but being a DJ I chose to go for dance music. Beginning the project, I started with 30 songs that I had arranged, but needed the approval of the original artists and their record labels. From the 30 songs I had selected finally

only 12 songs got the cut, which I put into the album. The whole process took about 4-5 months to complete. The longest process was getting approval from the record labels to use the artist songs in this album. I know the artist that contributed their songs, and all were willing to help me for the cause.

What are your short term & longterm goals? Right now I am trying to find a better way to distribute the album. I need all the help I can get to promote this album so I can gain more funds for YPAC. Right now to order the album you can go to my web site at Each CD only cost Rp 50.000, I take no profit what so ever and all of the sales are donated to YPAC. For the long term, I wish to produce a volume 2 album maybe with a different genre of music than the first album.

Have you seen any positive progress in achieving your goals? The album was only just released on the 9th of July so not much progress can be seen right now. I have gained much praise for my efforts during the albums release party that was held in Syndicate night club and many people were moved to buy the album and help my cause. A positive effect that I see in my efforts in raising funds for the YPAC is that more people will know about this organization and I hope will be moved to help out in anyway they can. It was also amazing to see the many young people that came to the release party, wanting to buy the album in intention to help. Show your support by going to www. and order a copy of the CD compilation. Only Rp. 50,000 Heart of Bali : Teenage Simio


My First Trip to Bali

Maria, Italy


THE MAG My First Trip to Bali

Maria on Legian Street, 1999

Blushes sparked on her face as Maria was trying hard to come up with her limited Indonesian words and combine them into grammatically correct Indonesian sentences. Laughter broke open at some point when she got all trapped and confused from playing a fluent Indonesian speaker. A couple of sips from her black coffee finally led the broken accent into an understandable meaning that we all would agree on: “Bali Damai” (peace in Bali). More black coffees were served and our conversation continued…

When was your first trip to Bali and why? I was living in Rome in 1999. It’s actually a nice city but somehow I don’t think Rome is the ‘right’ place to raise kids; and I had a baby then. Well, this is just my personal opinion. Anyway, I have a couple of friends who were already living in Bali at that time. I got so inspired listening to their stories about how enchanting and beautiful Bali is. So, it was just like that, within that same year I traveled to Bali for the first time. But not just for a holiday, but to permanently live in the island. Gosh, how I looovve Bali a lot! The people were amazing; well, they still are. I could always talk to just random people. The best part is: they’d talk back! Don’t get me wrong; I mean, I’ve never experienced this kind of hospitality in places like Rome or London, where the people are ignorant. That’s why; it feels so wonderfully different here. What was your best memory of the trip? Oh, I always remember how the Balinese who live around the Bintang Supermarket with their particular habit. After working they would go home and took a shower. With their hair still all wet and wearing pajamas, they would go to the nearby bakso (meatballs) street-cart and ate by the roadside. For me, it was so astonishing. I also will remember Bali as the place that made me ride a motorbike. It’s so much fun.

What was the best hang-out place back then? For an establishment, I’d say GOA in Legian. I liked the place because it had everything: restaurant, dance floor and others. Too bad it had already been closed down now. I know that Bali has a lot of bars and other such hangout places. But for me, it’s always about the beach. I have this one beach that I really love from the first time I came to Bali up until today. But I’m not going to tell you guys about this beach, because I don’t want this beach to be spoiled by popularity. What is the biggest change since your trip back then? Dreamland. They killed Dreamland. Mamma mia, I can’t believe it! I can still clearly remember when I had to walk down through the bushes carrying my baby just to get to the beach. It wasn’t easy, you know, especially when you’re carrying a baby with you. But that’s part of the fun. Now all I can see in Dreamland is cement everywhere. It’s sad, but Dreamland now is not as stunning as it was. What happened to the lovely wooden and bamboo buildings? Cement is not cool. What made you decide to move here? I came here to live here. I know it sounds crazy, especially because I’ve never been to Bali before. Well, it’s hard for me to explain. Okay, I will try to say it in Bahasa Indonesia, but please don’t laugh: “Saya suka sekali Bali” (I really like Bali). Don’t you agree? My First Trip to Bali


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POPPIES LANE A mass tourism enclave. An income generator. A center of ridiculous commercialism. The Bali’s ‘absolute ugliness’. But the Poppies Lanes are still glorious. It’s funny how these two lanes, and all the smaller gangs connecting them, can make a sip of the ice-cold Bintang tastes ten times better.


oppies Lane I and II in Kuta are dedicated for those seeking fun and sun in all affordable ways. These two lanes are busy networks lined with bars and restaurants, basic accommodations and stalls selling fake sunglasses, surfwear and pirated DVDs. Yep, Poppies Lanes are all about rampant commerce and gang-side drunken nights. When walking on the lanes, you might need to prepare yourself for plenty of attentions from the shopkeepers. Yet, aside from the somewhat chaotic state, Poppies Lanes still retain a slice of Balinese charms; the smell of incense wafts down the gangs and offerings of flower petals are laid out each morning to appease the gods. Poppies Lanes also stand out due to the strategic location, from which people could effortlessly access the legendary Kuta Beach from one end and the party street of Legian/ Kuta on the other. The thick ambiance of beach life adds more to the area’s popularity, especially with a number of surfers-dedicated bars. The 34

THE MAG Poppies Lane

laid-back Rastafarian lifestyle also gives another flavor to the night as some bars play the tunes of Mr. Marley in small gangs connecting Poppies Lane I and II. Some tourists testify that sipping the ice-cold Bintang beer would taste ten times better in Poppies Lanes. Despite its highly celebrated name as a must-visit spot during a holiday in Bali, Poppies Lanes (and Kuta in general) actually represent the ‘absolute ugliness’ of the island. The fact that Poppies are developed as specific mass tourism enclaves (thus, generating income for the island) is still seen as something disappointing by many. The mix-bag tourism projects in the area in combination with the ridiculous commercialism are a big turn-off, especially for those who knew Bali in the good old days. Ugly or not, the faces in Poppies Lanes are still friendly, the smiles are still warm and the atmosphere is still inviting. One thing worth noting down is probably the development in the rest of the area (which is not that very much left) needs to be more restrained.

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More than Just Sandwiches



THE MAG Food Review: The Junction

idely known for their delicious gourmet sandwiches and large tasty salads, The Junction has been attracting patrons seeking a quick fix for lunch, from day one. Located on Bali's Eat Street in Seminyak, The Junction is packed at lunch time and lately, it seems that more people are getting aware of The Junction’s very diverse and distinctive dinner selection. With a menu that is composed by one of Bali's most renowned chefs, dining at The Junction can almost be experienced as fine dining but without the high bills at the end, which makes it very accessible. The vast variety offered on the night-time menu amazed me. The large portion salads from lunchtime are also available at night (which makes them perfect starters) and several great soups and delicious appetizers compliment the starter section of the menu. For main course, there are also plenty of options. One rather vast is the tasty gourmet crepes selection with a variety of fillings and even the pasta selection is quite diverse.

Tasmanian Salmon Tartar

Grilled Australian Beefsteak I started my meal off with an appetizer of Tasmanian Salmon Tartar; a small tower of smoked and ceviche style salmon, atop a base of cucumber and dill relish with sesame crisps on the side. It was a refreshing starter that was presented very well and it certainly contributed to the fine dining experience. As main course I had a juicy grilled Australian beefsteak; tender in texture and melting in my mouth. This well prepared steak was accompanied by sauteed mushrooms and stewed ginger carrots, heightening the levels of flavor. Not quite a boring dish! I closed of my surprising meal with a spiced pear mille-feuille, poached in herbs and red wine and served in between vanilla cream and a sheet of pastry. The excess wine used in poaching was turned into crushed ice and was served along side the mille-feuille. The Junction at night time definitely lives up to their promise of first class food, service and quality without burning a big hole in your wallet. By the way, the meals offered on The Junction's dinner menu can also be requested for lunch, expanding the menu to "more than just sandwiches" (and those great salads of course).

Pear mille-feuille


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Selamat Makan! Food Review: The Junction



BALINESE AND RICE Rice is the basis of life, therefore certain rituals must be done from planting to harvesting.



The rice turns golden in the field in Tabanan. The little shrine standing in the middle of the field seems to have pleased the Gods as that year’s crops were quite abundance.


THE MAG Balinese and Rice

Balinese friend of mine once said that he hasn’t had a complete meal unless he has had rice. As you probably know, rice is the basic food for most of Asians. However, it is more than just staple food for Balinese - it is the basis of life itself. Endowed with such fertile and arable lands, the Balinese also practice their creativity with the rice and offerings to show their gratitude. Therefore, in treating rice as the basis of life, the Balinese hold certain rituals from planting to harvesting. The rituals of planting, maintaining, irrigating and harvesting rice certainly enrich the cultural life of Bali. At the beginning of planting time, after the water buffalos walk the rice fields several times, ceremonies are held to carry the young stems of rice that have been nurtured in a special nursery. On each section of the rice fields, the corner nearest to Mount Agung will receive the honor to be the first place to receive the young stems. The planning and responsibility of the irrigation and planting schedule are arranged through subak, a Balinese system that ties together rice cultivation with its water temple system. Throughout growing time and at harvesting, ceremonies are also held and offerings are presented to Dewi Sri, the goddess of rice. This is why in the middle of rice fields you often find little shrines with neatly decorated flowers, fruits and offerings. The belief that the gods and goddesses appreciate the mundane pleasures as much as the mortals is an important aspect of religious life in Bali. Treating the cycling process of planting and harvesting rice with so much respect is also believed to please the gods; which in effect, would also please the humans with abundance of crops.




THE MAG Typical Bali: Sarong


arong is a length of fabric wrapped around the waist and worn as a kilt by men and as a skirt by women. In Bali, when attending Hindu ceremonies, it is a must for everyone to wear sarong. There are two types of ceremonial/praying sarong, and they are called kamen (inner layer) and saput (outer layer). Women only wear kamen during the ceremony while men wear both kamen and saput. Colors of the ceremonial sarong normally include grey, black and white which represent the three major Hindu Gods (Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva). Sarong is not a must when laying offering or conducting prayers in home temples. As tourism brought a substantial influence to the island, Bali currently is also known for its colorful beach sarong with floral, striped, crocheted and animal patterns.



The Fried Rice is Crazy



THE MAG Food Review: Braga Cafe

raga Café in Seminyak Square is one of those hidden places that have finally flown under the radar of food enthusiasts. Bringing in classic, adventurous flavors from the entire Indonesian archipelago, it is not a surprise that Braga attracts a long list of not only Indonesian, but also international customers with curious, hungry minds. Sited just within a 5-minute walk from our office, the words of mouth came by quickly. It’s been six months now since Braga opened its doors; we were regretful we didn’t stop by earlier. Going to Braga during lunch hour, we could hardly wait to try a number of items out of the restaurant’s decent menu. It took only a while to have a friendly staff written down our orders: Sup Buntut Goreng (fried oxtail braised with Indonesian herbs, served with vegetables in clear soup, chili sauce and emping melinjo (fried chips made of Gnetum gnemon fruit), Gado-gado (assorted boiled

Nasi Goreng Gila

Orango Juice

Healthy Juice

Sup Buntut Goreng

vegetables Indonesian salad, served with peanut sauce and crackers), Club Sandwich (three pieces of toast bread comprising of chicken, smoked beef, cheese, tomato, eggs, lettuce served with french fries) and Nasi Goreng Gila (fried rice with sausages, meatball, diced chicken and egg). Although all the dishes we ordered were fabulous, Nasi Goreng Gila (literally means Crazy Fried Rice) was probably the most outstanding one. It looked like we shared the same taste with many other customers as this crazy fried rice turned out to be the most sought-after dish in Braga. Braga’s free wireless internet is an added value, which allowed us to eat our yummy lunch, sit down to work while nursing our cold Healthy Juice (caisim, cucumber, pineapple and lime) and Orango Juice . Prices, however, will experience 20% increment in August. Don’t worry, because this is certainly not that bad news. Prices of the

dishes we ordered ranged from IDR 15,000– 32,000 (old prices) so it is still going to be very affordable. Sitting outside would probably be the best location to sit while in Braga, because it will provide you with the best view during the Saturday Market event, when live jazz performances are held in the night. Aside from that, simply watching the people as they walk down the Seminyak Square’s pavement could also be an entertainment; if nothing else, it’s a fashion show of sorts. Braga Café opens daily from 9am to 10.30pm. Selamat Makan!

Braga Cafe Jl.Laksmana No.1 Seminyak Square, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 912 5130 Food Review: Braga Cafe



Gecko is 'God' Gecko may be small, but he had a giant-sized

problem; at least according to an interesting Balinese folktale about this animal. Every night he was

awakened by the fireflies outside his window. And

when Gecko didn't get his rest, he got a little grumpy.

families lay offerings not only for their ancestors and gods, but also for the geckos occupying their homes. The offerings are meant for the geckos to not create disturbances and bring prosperity to the homes;

probably, just like it is told in the folktale, also to make it easy for the geckos to go to sleep at night (thus, not making noises).

A Balinese woman who sells the traditional Babi

So he went to Elephant as the head of the village to

Guling in Pengubengan area (Kerobokan) said that her

night set off a comical chain of problems for everyone

in their house. The woman stated that exactly one day

complain. His request that the fireflies stop working at in the village. Through this cumulative tale from the Balinese tradition, Gecko learns that his well-being

depends on that of the entire village; and now he can finally go to sleep, a little wiser.

Aside from being told as a personified animal in the

family was ‘troubled’ after her husband killed a gecko after the “killing” took place, her family began having problems (financial and even relationship problems). Their problems ended after the woman and her

husband laid offerings for the gecko in their house.

Geckos certainly hold a special position within the

folktale, a number of Balinese people believe that

Balinese tradition – despite its famed reputation as the

the geckos in their homes are the ones protecting them

to find in Bali, it’s a good chance for the non-believers

geckos are the ‘Home Gods’. These Balinese deem that

from all the bad influences from the outside. The other Balinese people who don’t see the geckos as gods still consider this particular animal as creatures that can

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mosquito extinguisher. Since there are many geckos

to test whether or not this animal could really do the

‘curse’. However, we urge you to just keep your curiosity for yourself because, ‘god’ or not, geckos are living creatures too.



Lotus Bliss Massage Enjoying a soothing massage after a tiring day of activities is a great way to relax and unwind. Yet it gets to be a burden when you have to go to a spa when you just got back. Lotus Bliss Massage offers a traditional Balinese massage delivered right to your door, whether it is your house, hotel or villa. Their professional masseuses are ready to caress your tired muscles and relieve all tension in your body. Other than home healing treatments, Lotus Bliss Massage also has a store spa on Jalan Kerobokan on the second floor of Lotus traders. Here you can enjoy the massage in comfort accompanied by soothing music. Traditional Balinese batik clothes are placed on the massage beds to accentuate the typical Balinese massage you’ll be receiving. The traditional Balinese massage that we experienced in the spa store was truly a head-to-toe indulging sensation. The masseuse’s hands felt as if they were

dancing on our body as they ailed our aching muscles, squeezing on certain pressure points and relieving our tension. The traditional Balinese Massage offered in Lotus Bliss relies purely on the hands of the masseuse, no use of herbal remedies or heated stones here. Only non scented oil is applied to ease the masseuses kneading hands. When the massage is over, a mint scented water is used to scrub your body to get rid of the oil on your body. The mint scented water has an invigorating aroma which revives your energy. The massage we had at the store spa is exactly the same as you’ll experience at home or at your hotel. If you want to enjoy a wonderful massage while in Bali, but can’t be bothered to leave the comfort of your hotel, give Lotus Bliss Massage a call. They will send their best masseuse to heal your tired body and make you feel rejuvenated.

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Behind The Scene

The Making of Bali’s Fine Arts and Artists The best front-row seat in a theatre can never beat backstage access of the training ground for Bali’s famous artists of tomorrow.


ali’s increasing popularity as one of the world’s top holiday destinations has in a way caused worries within the Balinese communities. The fear that the Balinese culture might be threatened by foreign influences brought along by the international tourists, has encouraged a number of Balinese people to take actions. In their own capacity, each of these individuals was embracing movements that today have resulted in the establishment of a number of art institutions. The good news is: these institutions also give the chance for visitors to take part in the process of conserving the culture of their holiday island. It’s a lovely experience that can serve to give foreign visitors a deeper appreciation of just how seriously and totally the Balinese are dedicated to their art. One of the great individuals with a strong commitment to protect Balinese art from extinction is Nyoman Mandra from Klungkung. In his home in Kamasan Village (which is an unknown tourist site in Klungkung), he set up a sanggar (studio and workshop) for anyone (even tourists) to learn the classic Kamasan style painting. Mandra’s strong commitment to the style of his ancestors is found not only in his own pure examples of the Kamasan style, but in his fostering of younger 48

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artists. His students have gone on to win prizes in Bali-wide festivals, and to have students of their own. The sanggar is also the centre of other arts, including a thriving gamelan. Mandra’s works and those of his students’ have been recognized by important cultural critics and modern artists have gone to him to study the roots of Balinese art. The village of Kamasan in Klungkung (the oldest kingdom in Bali), has an ancient tradition of painting. With its roots leading back to the great Javanese empire of Majapahit, it is far from the usual tourist tracks; and so many visitors to Bali get the false impression that Ubud is the centre of art. The art of Kamasan is the classic style based on the shadow theatre or wayang. Kamasan Village once included many wayang puppeteers, although few remain. For many centuries that tradition was practiced by the Sangging descent group, who gave their name to the section of the village of Kamasan, where present-day artists are still found. Early in the nineteenth century the Sangging descent group died out in Kamasan through lack of male heirs, but they passed on their tradition to others in the village through the most famous artists of that era, Modara.

Nyoman Mandra stroking his bamboo pen on rough canvas. Feature Story: The Making of Bali's Fine Arts and Artists


Despite the many developments in Balinese painting during the twentieth century, the classic art of Kamasan is continued. It is one of Modara’s descendants (Nyoman Mandra himself) who has done the most to keep Kamasan’s art true to their style of the ancestors. Mandra was a student of one of leading artists of the previous generation, his uncle I Nyoman Dogol. From him he also learnt to observe the many great examples of Kamasan painting found in temples in the village.

solely to the teaching of Balinese sculpture. It was soon accredited into the public school system and it has grown steadily ever since. One faculty (SMKI 1) offers intense courses in wood sculpture, metal crafts, ceramic works The students paint, dance and and batik making; a second faculty carve as if they love it; and it (SMKI 2) offers professional training in Bali-style oil painting; and a third is very obvious that they do. faculty (SMKI 3) trains youngsters in playing the various gamelan instruments and Another area in Bali that is also encouraging the subtlety and nuances of the classic dances its younger generation to learn the Balinese art since early age, is the village of Ngis in Tabanan. of Bali. Here, there are chances that you will be Here, the old generation would gather their seeing happy teenagers sitting on the lawn, younger ones and teach them how to paint. The shaping their skills on oil painting and charcoal place could take in any of the residents’ house. sketching. These kids would use their peers Visitors to this village are more than welcomed to pose for them or use one of the statues in to join the painting class, or just simply watch the campus’ yard as their models. Normally the children following their lesson. the teachers will encourage visitors to have a A higher-leveled institution offering its closer look so that they can more appreciate students arts classes is SMKI (high school level) these future artists as they are doing their early in Batubulan near Sukawati. Founded by I works. In the main room of the music school, Wayan Balik Riti, this institution is dedicated visitors could watch a rehearsal of an orchestra comprised entirely of traditional Balinese instruments. The teacher/ director will be sitting in front while enthusiastically waving his baton with all the energy. The dancing school here is like any other in any other country - a large empty room with a wooden floor and walls of mirrors bordered at midheight by a balance bar. And Students of SMKI shaping their graceful movements as when the class is in session it they listen to the dance mistress. 50

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Wall paintings at the Denpasar chapter of Indonesian Arts Institution.

is filled with scores of Bali’s loveliest teenagers all moving gracefully to the direction of the instructor. The students paint, dance and carve as if they love it; and it is very obvious that they do. The campus of this school is a fascinating place and, as a tourist, you are welcomed to visit, observe and take a reasonable number of photos, as long as it’s done discreetly and there’s no disturbance

to the students caused by your presence. If you feel like joining any of the classes offered in this school during your holiday, you can visit the Head Master’s office for details and applications. We need to warn you, however, that nothing is going to be glamorously polished; you can leave the idea of being in a sophisticatedly designed performing stage with spotlights everywhere. Instead, you will find sweat dropping in many places, unsynchronized tunes can always be expected and unharmonious movements are a common sight. In other words, no colorful make-up or fancy dresses; you’ll see the real beauties. The rich devotions of these Balinese people towards their art, traditions that have been passed for countless generations, would do the magic and could give you an indescribable feeling of joy. The best front-row seat in a theatre can never beat backstage access of the training ground for Bali’s famous artists of tomorrow. Feature Story: The Making of Bali's Fine Arts and Artists


TEN DRAMATIC BALINESE DANCES Along with the Hindu religion, the Indian influences in Balinese dances are also significant. Balinese strong identity adapts these various influences with native religion of animism and folklore traditions, creating an expression distinctively flavored by Balinese ethnicity. Some of the dances are intended to appease the gods and goddesses, with the hope that they will bless the village. Other dances also manifest the great complexity of Balinese daily lives which are never detached from their religious beliefs. Much like the training of gamelan orchestra players, dance training begins when one is still very young.

1 Rejang

Rejang is a slow dance in which the dancers (who are all females) move in a slow and noble fashion towards the altar, twirling fans or lifting their sashes. Their costumes range from a very simple attire to an elaborate dress complete with headdress.



This dance is usually performed by married women, moving in very dignified and elegant way to carry and present offerings to the gods and the goddesses.

3 Janger

Janger is performed by young girls. The girls are open shouldered, dressed in a piece of cloth wrapped around the chest, and a batik wrap on the waist down. Most of the dances are performed sitting down, with highly coordinated hand, shoulder, and eye movements.





Literally means warrior formation, Baris is a warrior dance usually danced by men. The movements are dramatic. It is hard to distinguish whether it is the dancer that follows the orchestra, or the other way around. You could say that they both go off into their own dimensions, yet at certain well-defined times meet to create an astounding tapestry. The dancers wear elaborate head decoration, from a gold-colored head band to leaves and strings of frangipani blossoms.

5 Gambuk

Gambuh is a danced drama. It tells the courtly story of a Javanese prince in his quest for a beautiful Balinese princess.

6 Barong

Barong is probably the most well known dance that narrates the fight between good and evil. This dance is the classic example of Balinese way of acting out mythology, resulting in myth and history being blended into one reality.

Hyang Dedari 7 Sang (Trance Dance)

This dance is performed to entertain the gods and the goddesses to appease them or to ask for their blessings. A bad harvest or an outburst of an illness may call for such a dance. The preparation for this dance may take months, as prepubescent girls who have never danced are trained to relax their mind to be able to get into a trance state. The gods and the goddesses will enter their bodies as they enter trance, and they will dance with movements that they have not mastered in their normal state. They may act and sound like a horse or a monkey. When they collapse, the village women will chant to ask the gods and the goddesses to peacefully leave the bodies of the young girls.

8 Kebyar

Kebyar is usually danced by two women with beautiful, long, shiny black hair accentuated at the top by a band of frangipani blossoms. Fans on one hand, they move dramatically. Feet are strongly grounded, and hands and feet move abruptly.

9 Legong

The dance of legong is the most feminine dance. It is usually danced by two females before they reach puberty (in fact, they must retire by the time they reach puberty).



Kecak is a spectacular dance usually performed at night, surrounding a bonfire. This dance is also known as The Monkey Dance, for the movements may remind us of monkey's movements. There can literally be one hundred or more bare-chested men, sitting down on the ground surrounding the bonfire, led by a priest in the middle. The only tunes to accompany them are the beats of their palms hitting their chests, their thighs, or other parts of their bodies, or their claps, rhythmically accompanied by shouting and chanting. The Ten


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. Refill your water bottle

6. Eco-travelling

2. Please don’t litter

7. Lights out

Instead grabbing a new bottle of mineral water, why not keep that bottle and refill it. You can refill for free, in some places such as JP's Warung Club in Dhyana Pura.

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.

3. 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.

4. 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!”

5. 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.


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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.

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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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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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






Besakih Temple

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.

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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

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

Botanical Garden

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 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.

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Candi Dasa

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








Goa Gajah

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.

Goa Gajah

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Goa Lawah

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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.


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

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Lake Batur

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.

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Nusa Penida


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.

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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.

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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

Nusa Dua


Nusa Ceningan

Petulu - Bird Watching

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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.

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Nusa Lembongan

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'. Bali Information




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

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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 worship of Balinese Gods.

Tanah Lot


Tanjung Benoa





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).




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.

Canggu & Pererenan


Canggu and Pererenan are places that most surfers will know about, with their largerthan-Kuta swells, sandy beach and not much else. Canggu is however 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. The reef in Belangan is close to shore and a short paddle out. Belangan is a very wellknown break and can get very crowded in the peak season. 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 gets very crowded through the peak season with only one small take-off area. The wave itself is pretty mechanical, but short.





The surf break in Lebih is greatly affected by direction of the swell. 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. 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. K Uluwatu There are 4 different sections at Uluwatu:

Temples which is a long and hollow wave that works on the mid to high tide, The peak right in front of the warungs in line with the cave also best on high tide, Racetrack which is a super-fast with a barrel that works on the low tide, but gets seriously shallow, and Outside Corner which 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 the great spot to surf in Bali. Hiding from the crowd of people plus huge wave makes this beach like a secret paradise for every surfers. M


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Sanur Reef


Padang Galak





To get to this reef you have to drive into the town itself and then weave your way south, there are also a couple of other good waves in this area. So it pays to do a bit of exploring. Northern part of Nusa Dua is Sri Lanka, a bowly right which breaks into a deep water channel. 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. Padang Galak is a reliable rivermouth beach break north of Sanur. The surf break is quite popular here, but only works under certain conditions. 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. Padangbai has the flat bottomed mixed reef and sandy bottom with some walls.

Green Bali

Green Bali 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.

FACTS ABOUT BALI 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 Muslim-majority 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 thousand- yearold 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. Bali Information




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RESTAURANTS Italian Restaurants Il Cielo (MAP1-C5) Jl. Kartika Plaza 172, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 762 027 Osteria Telese (MAP2-D3) Jl. Laksmana, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 734 566 Pandora (MAP2-C2) Jl.Petitenget 85, Petitenget Phone: +62 (0) 361 7474 637 Papas Café (MAP1-B2) Jl. Pantai Kuta - Legian Bali 1, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 755 055 Ristorante Italia (MAP2-E5) Jl. Legian (Pantai Blue Ocean), Legian Phone: +62 (0) 361 755 500 Roma Amor (MAP1-C3) Jl. Benesari , Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 81 933 019 854 Rustica (MAP2-D1) Jl. Batu Belig No. 1, Kerobokan Phone: +62 (0) 361 806 4742 Sasa (MAP2-B4) Jl. Laksmana (Oberoi) 78, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 736 638 Trattoria (MAP2-B4) Jl. Laksmana Oberoi, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 737 082 Ultimo (MAP2-B4) Jl. Laksmana 104 X, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 738 720 Warung Italia (MAP2-G2) Jl. Kunti 6 Seminyak, Bali Phone: +62 (0) 361 737 437 Zanzibar (MAP2-E5) Jl. Double Six, Legian, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 733 529

Spanish Restaurants La Sal (MAP2-E3) Jl. Drupadi II 100, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 738 321 Gusto (MAP2-B4) Jl. Laksmana 99, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 733 227

Swiss Restaurants Bali Swiss (MAP1-1A) Jl. Raya Patih Jelantik Riverside, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 769 433 The Flying Piano (MAP2-F5) Jln. Werkudara X, Legian Phone: +62 (0) 361 761 389 Yut’s Place (MAP2-F5) Jl. Werkudara 521, Legian Phone: +62 (0) 81 239 51454



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 (0) 361 754 831

Belgian Restaurants Mannekepis Bistro (MAP2-F3) Jl. Raya Seminyak 2, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 847 5784

Dutch Restaurants Double Dutch (MAP3-D5) Jl Cemara Semawang 29, Sanur Phone: +62 (0) 361 270 554

Greek Restaurants Mykonos (MAP2-A4) Jl. Laksmana 52, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 733 253 Pantarei (MAP2-F4) Jl. Raya Seminyak 17 A, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 732 567

Indian Restaurants Queen’s of India Bali Dynasty Resort, Jl. Kartika Plaza, Tuban Phone: +62 (0) 361 765 988 Queens Tandoor (MAP2-F3) Jl. Raya Seminyak 73, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 732 770

Moroccan Restaurants Khaima (MAP2-A4) Jl. Laksmana 334, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 742 3925

Brazilian Restaurants Rio Restaurant (MAP2-F4) Jl. Raya Seminyak 31B, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 732 685

Mexican Restaurants TJ’s (MAP1-C4) Poppies Lane 1 - 24, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 751 093

Japanese Restaurants

Sushi Densha (MAP1-C2) La Walon Centre (behind Mamas), Legian Phone: +62 (0) 361 763 616

Turkish Restaurants Kebab Palace Jl. Kartika Plaza 3A Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 758 075

Chinese Restaurants Bale Bali (MAP2-G2) Jl. Kunti 48, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 732 731 Chinoiserie (MAP2-H5) Jl. Sunset Road 7, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 808 8777

French Restaurants Atelier 13 (MAP2-G2) Jl. Kunti 7, Bali Phone: +62 (0) 361 733 671

Indonesian Restaurants Cabe Rawit (MAP2-G2) Jl. Kunti 8, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 744 0995 Braga Restaurant (MAP2-A4) Jl. Laksmana, Oberoi (Seminyak Square) Phone: +62 (0) 361 912 5130

Thai Restaurants Lemongrass (MAP2-F4) Jl. Raya Seminyak 37, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 736 149

International Restaurants Black Canyon Coffee (MAP1-C5) Discovery Mall MG 109- Beach Front, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 780 7929 Blue Ocean (MAP2-E5) Jl. Legian (Double 6 beach) #, Legian Phone: +62 (0) 361 747 2308 Café Bali (MAP2-A4) Jl. Laksmana (Oberoi), Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 736 484 CasCaDes Jl. Lanyahan Br Nagi, Ubud Phone: +62 (0) 361 971 777

Dahana Restaurant (MAP2-D2) Jl. Petitenget 98-X Phone: +62 (0) 361 730 131

D La Tinna (MAP2-D1) Jl. Petitenget 110, Petitenget Phone: +62 (0) 361 746 2873

Fresh Sushi Lounge (MAP2-D3) Jl. Laskmana (Oberoi) 18 Phone: +62 (0) 361 736 834

Di Mare Jl. Bukit Permai 45 Jimbaran Phone: +62 (0) 361 755 423

Kaizan (MAP2-A4) Jl. Laksmana 33 (Oberoi), Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 747 2324

ESC Urban Food Station (MAP1-C3) Jl. Legian 61, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 755 423

Ryoshi (MAP2-F4) Jl. Raya Seminyak 17, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 731 152

Grocer & Grind (MAP2-D2) Jl. Kayu Jati 3-X, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 730 418


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JP’s Warung Club (MAP2-F3) Jl. Dhyana Pura 6, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 731 622 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 La Casa (MAP2-F5) Jl. Werkudara No. 25, Legian Phone: +62 (0) 361 751 822 Lestari (MAP2-D1) Jl. Umalas Lestari, Umalas Stable 9-X Phone: +62 (0) 361 792 6375 Ma Joly Jl. Wana Segara, Tuban Phone: +62 (0) 361 753 780 Nero Bali (MAP1-C2) Jl. Legian Kelod 384, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 750 756 Nine Restaurant (MAP2-F5) Jl. Werkudara -Legian Phone: +62 (0) 361 762 297 Nirvana Restaurant (MAP2-B4) Jl. Laksmana 50B, Oberoi-Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 736 270 Nyomans Beergarden (MAP4-B4) Jl. Pantai Mengiat X, Nusa Dua Phone: +62 (0) 361 775 746 Piccadilly (MAP3-D3) Jl. Danau Tamblingan 27, Sanur Phone: +62 (0) 361 289 138 Rubicon Kitchen (MAP2-D2) Jl. Petitenget 15XX, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 732 760 Rumours (MAP2-B4) Jl. Laksmana 1, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 738 720 Sailfin (MAP1-C4) Jl. Pantai Kuta 1, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 760 068 Sendok Restaurant (MAP1-C4) Jl. Singhosari 55, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 765 119

Waroeng Bali Bonita (MAP2-C2) Jl. Petitenget 2000-X Petitenget Phone: +62 (0) 361 731 918

PROPERTY Property Agents Bali Land Office Jalan Umalas 1A, Umalas, Bali Phone: +62 (0) 361 738 803 Bali Property Point (MAP2-D1) Jl. Petitenget 11/1c Kerobokan Phone: +62 (0) 361 863 0202 Bali Realtor (MAP1-D5) Pertokoan Puri Alit Blok 9, Tuban Phone: + 62 (0) 361 744 5252 Bali Top Property (MAP1-C5) Jl. Kartika Plaza 6 - 7, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 765 201 Bali Villa Worldwide (MAP2-D3) Jl. Laksmana 3B, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 732 013 Bonita Bali Land Investigator Jl. Petitenget, Kerobokan, Bali Phone: +62 (0) 361 731 918 Elite Havens (MAP2-D3) Jl. Raya Banjar Semer 883, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 731 074 Horizon Property (MAP2-E2) Jl. Raya Seminyak 151A Phone: +62 (0) 361 733 016 Island Properties (MAP2-F1) Jl. Mertanadi 36, Kerobokan Phone: +62 (0) 81 211 622 369 Karma Developments (MAP1-B5) Jl. Kartika Plaza, No. 90-A & B, Kutat Phone: +62 (0) 361 847 5475 2

MC Tropical Property (MAP2-C4) Jl. Drupadi 1, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 736 733 Mercury Development Solutions Jl. Laksmana 156-B, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 733 401

Street Café (MAP2-F3) Jl. Danau Tamblingan 21, Sanur Phone: +62 (0) 361 289 259

Paradise Property Bali (MAP2-B4) Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai Junction, Nusa Dua Jl. Laksmana, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 773 540

The Junction (MAP2-A4) Jl. Laksmana (Oberoi), Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 735 610

Property Gallery Bali (MAP1-A1) Jl. Patih Jelantik Blok Valet 1 3, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 769 098

The Red Soup Jl By Pass Ngurah Rai Pertokoan, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 764 442

Xclusive Property (MAP2-F2) Jl. Sunset Road 10-X, Kerobokan Phone: +62 (0) 361 847 5955

Venue@The Moon (MAP2-C2) Jl. Petitenget 2001-X, Kerobokan Phone: +62 (0) 361 730 629



Villa Management BHM Villas (MAP2-D3) Jl. Raya Semer 883, Canggu Phone: +62 (0) 361 730 668

Property for Sale Almara Villas Jl. Subak Banjar Sari Almara Villa, Canggu Phone: +62 (0) 856 382 5692 Panorama (MAP2-C4) Jl Drupadi 1, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 736 733 Paradise Property Jl. Laksmana 156-A, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 732 578

ACTIVITIES Diving & Snorkling Absolute Scuba (MAP3-D3) Jl Tambligan 27-C, Sanur Phone: +62 (0) 361 282 664 Bali Diving Academy (MAP3-D4) Jl. Danau Tamblingan 51, Sanur Phone: +62 (0) 361 270252 Pigmy Bali Diving Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 99, Jimbaran Phone: +62 (0) 361 778 962 Scuba Indonesia Jl. Danau Tamblingan 89, Sanur Phone: +62 (0) 81 338 675 803 Scuba Seraya Resort (MAP3-D4) Desa Tukad Dabu, Tulamben, Kubu, Karangasem Phone: +62 (0) 361 283 922 Tauch Terminal Jl. Danau Tamblingan X No. 31, Jimbaran Phone: +62 (0) 361 774 504

Extreme Sport AJ Hackett Bungy (MAP2-E4) Double Six Club, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 731 144 Bali Canyon Tubing Jl. Wirasatya VI 9-X, Denpasar Phone: +62 (0) 361 808 0305 Bali Quad JL. Wirasatya VI 9-X, Denpasar Phone: +62 (0) 361 720 766 Bali Treetop Kebun Raya Eka Karya, Bedugul Phone: +62 (0) 361 852 0680


Experience the thrill of surfing in Bali and learn what it’s like to ride a wave. Join Bali’s leading surf school. Jl. Arjuna Blue Ocean, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 735 858




The Dance Company (MAP2-F3) Jl. Sunset Road, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 732 769

Family Bali Island Horse Jl Legian (Next to Mama's Rest), Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 761 907 Bali Safari and Marine Park Jl. Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra Km. 19, Gianyar Phone: +62 (0) 361 950 000 Waterbom (MAP1-C5) Jl. Kartika Plaza, Tuban Phone: +62 (0) 361 755 676


Bali Architecture & Construction With a good reputation, BAC provides services in designing, constructing, renovating and interior designing of residences. Jl. Petitenget 6-X, Kuta Phone : +62 (0) 361 735 780

Security Services Bali Security Services (MAP2-F2) Jl. Sunset Boulevard 27, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 744 7046 PATRIOT MANDALA SECURITY (MAP1-D1)

Is your business suffering? Are your guests complaining? Are you not making any profit? Is your staff motivated?


Jl. Raya Semer 49, Kerobokan Phone : +62 (0) 361 731 509 / +62 (0) 811 385 1217

Jl. Patih Jelantik. no 1-A&1-B, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 761 718

Consultants Amparos Law Firm Jl. Danau Buyan / 6 Point bld, 3rd Floor 74, Sanur Phone: +62 (0) 361 289 670 Bali Mode (MAP1-C1) Jl. Sriwijaya 7, Legian Phone: +62 (0) 361 765 162 Soeminar Graha Fortuna 2nd floor Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 110, Tuban Phone: +62 (0) 361 801 4521



TRAVEL Air Air Bali (MAP1-E4) Dewa Ruci Building 100-X, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 767 466

Sea Export-Import Bali Prefab Jl. Pemelisan (close to Makro) 8-X, Sanur Phone: +62 (0) 361 781 7098 Bali Style Sourcing Jl. Pula Sari 258 Phone: +62 (0) 81 338 220 551 CAS Cargo Bali Jl. Ngurah Rai 109-X, Denpasar Phone: + 62 361 720 525 Circe Trading (MAP2-E3) Jl. Drupadi 10, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 737 705 Export Service Centre Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 461, Sanur Phone: +62 (0) 361 720 606 Hammock (MAP2-E1) Jl. Petitenget 22, Kerobokan Phone: +62 (0) 361 742 1475 Leo Trading Jl. Kunti 1-6 Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 81 933 058 369

Internet Provider Global Extreme (MAP2-E1) Jl. Raya Kerobokan 388-X, Br. Semer Phone: +62 (0) 361 736 811

We offer the widest range of services and products with the latest technology available for all your security needs.

EDUCATION Sunrise School Jl. Merthasari Br. Pengubengan Kauh, Kerobokan Phone: +62 (0) 361 735 825

Property Maintenance Hunian Kita (MAP2-E1) Jl. Raya Kerobokan 16-Z, Kerobokan Phone: +62 (0) 361 730 543

HOSPITALS & CARE BIMC Hospital (MAP1-E4) Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 100-X, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 761 263 International SOS (MAP1-E4) Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 505-X, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 720 100 Kasih Ibu Hospital Bali Jl. Teuku Umar 120, Denpasar Phone: +62 (0) 361 223 036 Global Chiropractic (MAP1-A1) Istana Kuta Galeria Valet 2 No. 16, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 769 279

Bali Eka Jaya (MAP1-E4) Jl. Setiabudi 11, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 752 277 Bali Spa Cruise Jl .Tukad Badung XXIV/7 Denpasar Phone: +62 (0) 361 856 2905 Ombak Biru (MAP1-E4) Jl.Setiabudi - Kuta Poleng D-7 Phone: +62 (0) 361 766 269 Ombak Putih (MAP1-E4) Jl.Setiabudi - Kuta Poleng D-7 Phone: +62 (0) 361 766 269 Sea Trek Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai 245, Sanur Phone: +62 (0) 361 283 358

Land Auto Bagus (MAP1-A1) Jl. Tukad Balian 888, Renon Phone: +62 (0) 361 722 222 Island Biker Tours Jl. Tujung Mekar 7-X, Kerobokan Phone: +62 (0) 361 847 5332 Sinar Sarana Surya Jl. Jayagiri V 4, Denpasar Phone: +62 (0) 361 226 022 Surya Bali Car Rental (MAP2-G4) Jl. Nakula - Gang Baik-Baik 10-X, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 733 199 Waka Land Cruise Jl. Padang Kartika 5-X, Denpasar Phone: +62 (0) 361 426 972


The Amoaras Spa is a collection of 6 exquisitely decorated villas with own private garden and professional therapists. Bring this add and get 20% off. Jl. Laksmana 57, Oberoi, Seminyak Square Phone: +62 (0) 361 734 260

Bodyworks Spa (MAP2-C2) Jl. Kayu Jati - Petitenget 2, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 733 317 Briella Spa (MAP2-F5) Jl. Werkudara 526 B, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 7987 660 Chill Reflexology at The Villas (MAP2-F3) Jl. Kunti 118X, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 734 701 De Kahyangan Spa & Villas Jl. Raya Singaraja, Bedugul, Bali Phone: +62 (0) 368 213 22

WhyNot Shop (MAP1-A1) Jl. Nakula, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 499 001 LIO COLLECTION (MAP2-E1)

Lio Collection offers Top Quality in-and outdoor Furniture, Home Accessories, Elegant Lighting, Eglectic Artworks and more. Jl. Raya Kerobokan 2, Kerobokan Phone: +62 (0) 361 780 0942

Interior Decoration

House of David Salon (MAP1-E2) Jl. Boulevard Sunset Road Blok A-8, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 767 632

Disini Interior (MAP2-F1) Jl. Raya Seminyak 6-8, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 731 037

Prana Spa at The Villas (MAP2-F3) Jl. Kunti 118-X, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 730 840

Mimpi Manis Jl. Abimanyu (Gado Gado) 4-C, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 733 411

Raga Massage (MAP2-E1) Jl. Raya Petitenget 114, Bali Phone: +62 (0) 361 732 475 Shinkei Spa (MAP1-C3) Jl. Legian, Ground floor My Room 60, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 766 046 Well Being Spa (MAP2-B4) Jl. Laksmana 66-B, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 735 573

INTERIOR Antiques & Furniture Bali Antique Shop (MAP2-F3) Jl. Raya Seminyak 34, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 81 916 638 809 Dewata International Jati Jl. Anggungan Kec. Mengwi, Denpasar Phone: +62 (0) 361 426 482 Fleur de Lys (MAP2-E2) Jl. Raya Kerobokan 66, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 81 337 276 666 Gecko Furniture (MAP2-E1) Jl. Raya Kerobokan opposite B, Kerobokan Phone: +62 (0) 361 751 386 Hishem Furniture (MAP2-F2) Jl Sunset Road 86-C, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 737441 H+R Expositions (MAP2-C4) Jl. Laksmana (Oberoi) 12-X, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 780 4046 Holili Jl. Raya Kerobokan 72, Kerobokan Phone: +62 878 5777 0202 J&M Design Jalan Raya Kerobokan 86-A, Kerobokan Phone: +62 (0) 361 742 3505

Interior Design Gill Wilson (GW) Interiors Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 296 Phone: +62 (0) 361 270 030

Lighting Alabaster Lighting (MAP1-A1) Istana Kuta Gal. Block Valet 1 - no.9 Phone: +62 (0) 361 769 007 Insenso (MAP2-F2) (MAP2-F3) Jl. Raya Seminyak 52, Bali Phone: +62 (0) 361 730 844

SHOPPING Art & Galleries

La Piccola Jl. Tirta Nadi (By Pass Ngurah Rai) 27, Sanur Phone: +62 (0) 361 747 5844


ARC Anti-aging Beauty Clinic (MAP1-E4) Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai No 1, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 767 543

PT Nestle Indonesia Wisma Nestle Lt. 5 Kav. 88, Jakarta Phone: +62 (0) 21 7883 6000 PT.Bali Moon Liqueurs Jl. Mertasari 21, Denpasar Phone: +62 (0) 361 727 626 Ruths Desserts Phone: +62 (0) 361 286 647 Tambolaka Natural Tobaccos (MAP1-C2) Pertokoan La Walon Center Jl. Legian, Jl. Benesari, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 765 941

Fresh Flowers Surya Florist Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 106, Denpasar Phone: +62 (0) 361 745 2381 Martha Florist (MAP2-E2) Jl. Raya Kerobokan No. 135, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 733 072

Electronics & Entertainment Mac House Bali (MAP1-A2) Jl. Patih Jelantik pm 1/09, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 769 060 4TUNE8 DVD (MAP1-C1) Jl. Padma 1, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 757 784

Clothing Dejong Mens Fashion (MAP2-F3) Jl. Raya Seminyak 35, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 732 107 CHILE BOUTIQUE (MAP2-C4)

Joe Kennedy Photography (MAP3-D4) Jl. Danau Tamblingan 51 D, Sanur Phone: +62 (0) 361 282 339 Shoot Bali Images (MAP1-C2) Jl. Legian (next to mamas), Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 761 907

Wholesale Maki Billiards (MAP2-E1) Jl. Raya Kerobokan 16-X, Kerobokan Phone: +62 (0) 361 736 085 St. Isidor (MAP2-C4) Jl. Laksmana 44, Oberoi Phone: +62 (0) 361 738 836

Food, Drinks and Supplies Bali Deli (MAP2-F3) Jl. Kunti 117-X, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 738 686 Bintang Supermarket (MAP2-F4) Jl. Raya Seminyak 17, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 730552

An intimate collection of unique designs in clothing, bags, and accessories. Jl. Laksmana No. 41,Seminyak Phone : +62 (0) 361 793 0258 Dragonfly Blue (MAP2-F2) Jl. Raya seminyak 34-X, Seminyak Phone: + 62 (0) 361 739 372 Eat Shop Jl. Poppies II Gg. Ronta, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 81 741 970 40 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: +62 (0) 361 766 537



Innuendo (MAP2-F3) 1. Jl Raya Seminyak #75-H/ #47-A Seminyak, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 742 8814/ 732 113

Courtyard Hotel & Apartments (MAP2-F5) Jl. Werkudara (ex-Pura Bagus Taruna) 14, Legian Phone: +62 (0) 361 750 242

Sun Island (MAP2-F4) Jl. Raya Seminyak 188, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 733 779

Kenz (MAP2-D3) Jl Laksmana (Oberoi) 6 Phone: +62 (0) 361 737 797

Etnik Hotel (MAP1-C2) Jl. Melasti gg. Lebak Bena Kuta, Bali Phone: +62 (0) 361 753 266

Surya Mas Jl. Raya Legian, Legian Kaja Phone: +62 (0) 361 753 732

Nogo Textiles (MAP3-D3) Jl. Danau Tamblingan 104, Sanur Phone: +62 (0) 361 288 765

Harris Resort Kuta (MAP1-C3) Jl. Raya Pantai Kuta, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 753 868

Villa Bugis (MAP2-B4) Jl Laksmana 32, Seminyak Phone: +62 362 410 08

PoisonBabe (MAP2-C4) Jl. Laksmana 36-A, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 737 658

Harris Resort Tuban (MAP1-B7) Jl. Dewi Sartika Tuban, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 765 255

Villa des Indes (MAP2-C3) Jl. Astina Pura 3 Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 737 799

Jewelry & Accessories Alfi Rahman Bags (MAP2-F3) Jl. Dhyana Pura 5, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 730 302 Long John Silver (MAP2-D3) Jl. Laksmana 150, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 856 3192 FACE 2 FACE PHOTO ENGRAVING

Get your photos precisely engraved on a wide selection of gold and silver jewelries. Jl. Pulau Serangan I/III 3, Denpasar Phone: +62 (0) 361 244 423 Onyx Boutique (MAP2-E4) Jl. Double Six No. 50 Legian Kaja- Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 746 1595 Rabia (MAP2-F3) Jl. Raya Seminyak 10, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 731 035 Rock 'n Royalty Jl. Laksmana 20, Seminyak Phone: + 62 361 737 659 Scandi (MAP2-F4) Jalan Raya Seminyak 26, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 733 446 Sea Gypsy (MAP2-A4) Jl. Raya Seminyak 30-X Phone: +62 (0) 361 847 5765 Jl. Laksmana No. 49 Phone: +62 (0) 361 731 769 The Bali Pearl (MAP1-E4) Kompleks Ruko Spg. Dewa Ruci Block 6 Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 765 656

ACCOMODATION Hotels Bali Mystique Hotel & Apartments (MAP2-C2) Jl. Petitenget 2000 XX Petitenget Phone: +62 (0) 361 730 465



Spartacvs Hotel (MAP2-C2) Jln. Pura Telaga Waja Petitenget X, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 738 944


Villa Rentals Cicada Townhouse (MAP2-C2) Jl. Pura Telaga Waja 1, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 862 0805 Damai Villa Jl. Damai Kaya Putih, Lovina Phone: +62 (0) 361 736 628 Danoya Villa (MAP2-C1) Jl. Batu Belig 559, Kerobokan Phone: +62 (0) 361 735 305 Downtown Villas (MAP2-F4) Jl. Pura Dalem 9-D, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 736 464 Karma Jimbaran Karma Developments 23, Jimbaran Phone: +62 (0) 361 8 475 475 KARMA KANDARA VILLAS

Exclusive holiday residences located at Baliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most Southern point, for sale and for rent. Jl. Bukit Perma, Jimbaran Phone: +62 (0) 361 708 800 Lake Grace Villas (MAP1-D1) Jl. Dewi Sri 26, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 769 470 Lumba Lumba Jl. Bumbak Gg P.Buru 3, Umalas Phone: +62 (0) 85 9361 70094 Ni Rampe Village Jl. Nelayan Banjar Can, Canggu Phone: +62 (0) 361 736 433 Sesari Jl. Pangkung Sari 23, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 730 533 Sitara Padi Villas (MAP2-B1) Jl. Bumbak Kauh 1, Canggu Phone: +62 (0) 361 780 0838

An oasis amongst the daily hustle of Seminyak, Meriki offers you deluxe quality rooms with a large swimming pool and Balinese Gazebo to relax or to have a massage. Jl. Drupadi 29, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 871 9334 Villa di Bali Jl. Petitenget, Perum. Uma Sari -10, Kerobokan Phone: +62 (0) 361 8731 923 Villa Indah Pragina Jl. Pantai Pererenan Canggu, Mengwi Phone: +62 (0) 361 848 2616 Villa Karisa (MAP2-E3) Jl. Drupadi 100-X, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 744 5538 Villa Kubu Seminyak (MAP2-G3) Jl. Raya Seminyak Gang Plawa, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 731 129 Villa Pisang Mas (MAP2-E4) Jl. Werkadura, Gang Bulan 8, Legian Phone: +62 (0) 361 732 168 Vivalavi Jl. Merta Sari - Puri Prisklia 31-X, Kerobokan Phone: +62 (0) 361 847 6028 THE VILLAS BALI (MAP2-F3)

Our exclusive accommodations offer privacy and luxury with all the conveniences of a full service hotel. Jl. Kunti 118-X, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 730 840

ENTERTAINMENT Event Organisers CAM Entertainment (MAP1-A2) Istana Kuta Galeria Block Techno 8, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 769 154 bali

Live Music Obsesion (MAP2-E4) Jl. Dhyana Pura X, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 730 269 Zappaz (MAP2-A4) Jl. Oberoi 54-B, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 742 5534

Family Life Canggu Club (MAP2-B1) Jl. Pantai Berawa 1, Canggu Phone: +62 (0) 361 844 6385


Bahiana is a French salsa bar with plenty of coktails and rum based soaked preparations in a festive salsa ambiance. Jl. Dhyana Pura 4, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 738 662 Bali Joe (MAP2-E4) Jl. Dhyana Pura 8, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 81 999 100 445

BuGils Bali (MAP2-F3) Jl. Dewi Sartika 1-BB, Tuban Phone: +62 (0) 361 758 322 Crusoe's Island (MAP1-C3) Jl. Legian No. 184, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 763 885 DeJaVu (MAP2-E5) Blue Ocean Beach 7-X, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 732 777 Double Six Club (MAP2-E4) Jl. Double Six, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 731 266 Home (MAP2-A4) Jl. Oberoi 3, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 862 0455 Mixwell Bar (MAP2-E4) Jl. Dhyna Pura 6, Seminyak Phone: +62 (0) 361 736 846 My Room (MAP1-C3) Jl. Legian 60, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 750 412 Ocean Beach Club (MAP1-C3) Jl. Pantai Kuta, Bali Phone: +62 (0) 361 751 000 Posers Pub (MAP1-B1) Jl. Padma Corner Pad, Legian Phone: +62 (0) 361 XXX XXX Sky Garden (MAP1-C3) Jl. Legian 61, Kuta Phone: + 62 361 755 423

Storm Beer / The Office (MAP1-A2) Jl. Patih Jelantik 3-A, Kuta Phone: +62 (0) 361 769 233

WEDDING Wedding Organisers Elite Events (MAP2-D3) Jl. Laksmana, Oberoi Phone: + 62 (0) 361 731 074

CHARITY Yayasan Pembinaan Anak Cacat Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai, Nusa Dua Km. 30 Jimbaran Phone: +62 (0) 361 771 718 East Bali Poverty Project Jl. Tunjung Sari 2-Y&Z, Denpasar Phone: +62 (0) 361 410 071 Pro Fauna Bali PO Box 3435, Denpasar 80034 Phone: +62 (0) 361 808 5800 Clean Bali Series PO Box 126 Ubud 80571 Phone: +62 (0) 361 976 612 Yayasan Gelombang Udara Segar Jl. Legian No. 138, Kuta-Bali Phone: +62 (0) 361 759 323 SOS Bali PO Box 92, Ubud-Bali 80571 Phone: + 62 (0)361 972 906


Chic Events Bali Jl. Raya Kerobokan Left, 50-M, Kerobokan Phone: +62 (0) 361 XXX XXX

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THE MAG - Baru di Bali Magazine - Edition 17 - August 2009  

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