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www.barudibali.com | Issue No.25 | May 01 - May 31, 2010

Finding Love in Bali

‘Nasi Campur’ Marriages Believe it or not

The Baby’s Mystical Twin Perspective of a Young Maestro

Naked Bali Island Information

Reviews

Restaurants

Stories

Shopping

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Team© s Note

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Bali Flash The latest happenings in paradise

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Typical Bali Bade

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Believe it or Not The Baby' s Mystical Twin

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Quick Question

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In Focus ` Nasi Campur' Marriage

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Explore Bali Bali Textile Tour

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Up Close Eri & Indra

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Feature Story Naked Bali

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Getaway Archeological Wonders of Pejeng

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Venue with a capital V Bodyworks Spa

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The Ten Best Dive Sites in Bali

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Heart of Bali Yayasan Asih (Love Foundation)

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Sleepover Poppies Cottages

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A Nasi Campur of Celebration, Nature, Legends, Philosophy and Love! To the ones who are still recovering from a long night with Arak Madu flowing freely and therefore have not opened their eyes for detail yet: The Mag has changed its layout. And to our loyal readers who obviously noticed the difference within a split second: we hope you like it! The Mag is celebrating its two-year anniversary. It’s unbelievable how quickly time has passed by, and we are looking forward to the next two years with an unbelievably high dosage of excitement, which we believe we can contaminate all our readers with!

No matter how often you hear people say that Ubud has become too commercial, we are convinced that it will never loose its magic and beautiful energy, attracting people from all over the world like a magnet. Although Ubud appears in the spotlight often nowadays, we are certain that you will enjoy the philosophical tour that the talented artist Mario Blanco, son of legendary artist Antonio Blanco, took us on while visiting his family’s stunning Blanco Museum (see page 32-36). We are also pleased to have added an Ubud section to The Mag’s monthly, returning portfolio (see page 76-77). Dive junkies who think they have seen it all under water in Bali and its surroundings will not regret taking a closer look at this month’s The Ten featuring Bali’s best dive spots (see page 44-46). We would like to respond to the feedback we have received from our readers concerning The Mag’s The Ten What to Eat and Where to Go for Local Food Cravers (issue 23) by stating that we do not approve nor promote illegal activities and abuse of any kind of species in the universe. Last but not least: The telephone number of charismatic palm reader Akiko Matsubara (issue 24) was incomplete and should be 081 338 459 907. Thanks for pointing this out to us. Our other regular features are still here; therefore, enjoy reading! And enjoy Bali, too!


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BALI FLASH

Dengue Cases Expected to Increase Bali Health Agency warns an increment in the number of Dengue Fever cases over the coming two months due to the current change of weather in Bali. In anticipating a sharp increase in dengue fever cases, most major hotels and villas across the island have established pest control programs to control mosquitoes and vermin, whose bites can spread the disease. The Bali government has also taken actions to fumigate urban areas and villages as part of its program of public education and mosquito control. Although there is no vaccine to prevent this epidemic, certain preventive measures as specified below can be taken to control the epidemic: • Use mosquito repellents. • Discard all unwanted items getting gathered around the living area to avoid the breeding of mosquitoes. • Keep the water stores clean and closed. • Keep yourself well covered when outside. • Take prompt medical advice once fever starts. 14

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Calendar of Events May 12. Galungan Day: a day celebrated as the commemoration of the victory of Dharma (virtue) upon Adharma (evil) derived from the mythology of “Mayapada” the Demon King when involved in a war against God Indra’s troop on this day. A tall bamboo pole known as penjor decorated with coconuts leaved and flowers, fruit cake etc (Penjor, symbolizing prosperity) stuck on every house entrance and makes a marvelous sight along the village roads throughout Bali. May 22. Kuningan Day: the day believed as the ascending day of the ancestral holy spirits back to heaven after spending time with their descendants during Galungan. This day is celebrated throughout Bali. May 26. Temple anniversary celebrations at Pura Tanah Lot (known as temple on the rock), Beraban village, district of Kediri, Tabanan.

Make Bali Plastic-Free Governor Made Mangku Pastika has invited the people of Bali to free the island from the unsightly and environmentally dangerous burden of plastic trash, particularly in beach areas. The program is made in support to have “Bali Go Clean and Green”. It is hoped that, by eliminating plastic trash from the island, Bali can participate in worldwide efforts to save the world from the threat of global warming.

Strategic Airlines to Fly Bali-Perth Another Australian-owned carrier, Strategic Airlines, plans to serve the route between Bali and Perth as of June. The airlines will offer full-service flights at competitive prices. By July, Strategic will fly three times a week from Bali to Perth. Strategic Airlines current fleet consists of Airbus A330-200 and Airbus 320-200 aircraft.


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T Y P IC A L B A L I

Badé

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Of all the amazing, colorful and exciting rituals, it might come to our surprise that Ngaben (cremation), where the Balinese Hindus celebrate one’s death, is probably the most spectacular ceremony ever held. Ngaben is very serious and expensive business in Bali, especially since it requires at least tens of millions of rupiahs (the very cheapest) to organize the whole event. With the large amount of money involved, it is for sure that a lot more than a body gets burnt in this ritual; Bade is also an important element of this celebration. Bade (also known as Wadah) is the cremation tower used to carry the corpse to the cremation ground. It is a high tower made out of multi-tiered bamboo or wood, paper, string, tinsel, silk and other fabrics, mirrors, flowers and anything else that’s bright and colorful. Bade is the most beautiful and inviting part of the cremation ceremony. It attracts a lot of spectators and becomes the main object of photography during a the ceremony. that invites a lot of spectators and becomes the best object of photography in a cremation ceremony. Bade can reach up to more than 20 meters high and weigh more than ten tons. For this kind of Bade, certainly, a few hundreds of men are required to carry it. Of course, the tall and heavy Bade shows the upper social status of the deceased in the community. Yep, the richer the deceased is, the taller and heavier the Bade will be. Yet, though it is one of the essences of the cremation, Bade is not a must — especially since it costs quite a fortune.


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BELIEVE IT OR NOT

THE BABY’S MYSTICAL TWIN If you’ve seen the movie “Apocalypto” (you know, the one about the Mayan Kingdom facing its decline), then you might remember the scene when a trapped lady gave birth in a flooded hole. Anyway, the scene was showing an underwater shot of the baby popping out, floating in the water yet still attached to the mother through the placenta. It was probably sickening for some people to see; it’s totally understandable. This is because some cultures tend to see the placenta like a booger, ear wax, menstrual blood, clipped fingernails, shaved hair and other bodily excrements. However, in Bali,

placenta human placenta or the placenta is considered holy and believed to be the baby’s mystical twin. As the baby’s twin, the placenta will act as a guardian angel while the baby grows through life. Therefore, the placenta also requires special care since it will affect the baby’s life in the future. This is why immediately after birth, the father will collect the baby’s placenta. The job of cleaning and preparing the placenta is strictly the business of the father, while burying it is the job of the mom. The burial takes place at the home yard, on the right side of the main building if

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the baby is boy or on the left side if the baby is girl. The placenta is placed in a coconut shell wrapped in a plain white cloth. A dance fan, a book, a pen, a comb or anything else that the parents and family wish the child will grow up to enjoy are buried along with the placenta. Of course, prayers and some offerings will also be given to the placenta. The purpose of burying the placenta within the home yard is to bind the child to the ancestral land, its culture and people. It is hoped that when the baby is a grown up, he or she will always remember to come home.


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QUICK QUESTION

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE DRINK AND WHERE’S THE BEST PLACE IN BALI TO HAVE IT?

Stephanie, Australia

Jack, United Kingdom

Bintang at Beach Bums Bar on Double Six Beach. They honestly serve the coldest beer in Bali!

Arak Bram Sour at this place opposite the Lotus Cafe in Ubud. It’s so nice and cheap.

Dewi, Indonesia

Ben, United Kingdom

Ronny, Indonesia

I’m a big fan of Kopi Bali (Balinese Coffee) and the best place for me to have it is Zanzibar at Double Six area. Coffee and ocean breeze are just perfect.

Heineken over at Legend Bar in Legian. I really love the place, a very cozy and convenient spot to hang out or having a party.

Illusion at Twice Bar in Poppies Lane II. It’s a simple drink and I really love the slowly-but-sure after effect; you know, it doesn’t get you drunk in an instant.

Darryl, United Kingdom White Russian at this place called Ebor Bar. Both the drink and the place are hyberrific!

Nadzyra, Holland Cantina on Batu Belig Beach. A beautiful spot where they serve delicious mango juice for only IDR 5,000

Awen, Indonesia

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It’s Banana Shake at Warung Indonesia in Poppies Lane II. Both the drink and the place are humble yet very, very nice.


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IN FOCUS

FINDING LOVE IN BALI

NASI CAMPUR MARRIAGES Nice, short holiday romances can be intense and wonderful. But what happens when you lose your heart to someone who lives far away from you? And what if that person has different values, traditions, speaks a different language and has an entirely different religion? Luckily, interracial couples are becoming less of a taboo in Bali. While noticing the increase in Nasi Campur couples on our beloved island of the Gods, curiosity killed the The Mag cats and we decided to ask three married, mixed couples to tell us the real truth and nothing but the truth: Can mixed marriages in Hindu Bali actually work? The first couple that was happy to share their story with us is Wayan (Bali) and Tomi (Finland).

Tomi (Finland) and Wayan (Bali)

How did you meet? Tomi: We met in 2005 at the McDonald’s on Kuta Beach of all places! When I first saw Wayan, it was love at first sight. Unfortunately, I had to return to Europe for work shortly after we met. We kept in touch as often as we could, which lead to sky-high monthly phone bills. Long-distance relationships are very difficult, especially when you’re in different time zones. Even though we communicate in English, the language barrier still exists. When I returned to Bali after six months, it seemed like we hardly knew each other anymore. Luckily, this feeling only lasted for a very brief moment. What are the other main differences between the Finnish and Balinese culture? Tomi: Unlike most Finnish women, Wayan is very caring, pure and not afraid to show her emotions. In general, Finnish people don’t easily talk about their feelings.

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Wayan: In general, Finnish people don’t smile very often or greet each other in the street. Not many Finnish people enjoy speaking English, even when they are able to do so. Tomi: The Balinese, including Wayan’s family, communicate with each other through smiles and laughter. How did the first introduction to Wayan’s family go? Wayan: When I was certain that our relationship was very serious, which was after three years, I invited him to attend a ceremony at my family’s village Tegalalang. After the first introduction, we went to my sister’s wedding where the entire family was present. They all gave us their blessings and were very supportive. I did feel worried in the beginning though, as I did not want to lose face should it not work out between us. How did your family feel about marrying a Finnish man? Wayan: When we got married in Finland in 2008, my family had no objections whatsoever. My parents raised me with the following words of wisdom: “Do what you think is good for yourself, no matter what other people might say”. Being with Tomi is my own decision, and my family has always supported that. They weren’t concerned about the fact that Tomi had not been brought up in a Hindu environment as he showed the greatest respect and understanding for our religion from the start. Where do you prefer to live? Tomi: We would like to settle down in Bali. However, it is difficult to make money in Indonesia. We try to avoid the cold, dark winters in Finland as much as possible, and enjoy the summer months in Bali. Wayan: We don’t really care where we live, as long as we are together. When we are in Finland, I try to make the most of life there.

We encountered a lot of difficulties while obtaining a “one-year stay permit” for me. Without a permit, it’s not possible to do a proper Finnish language course or get a job. It took over six months for the government to finally grant me the permit. They were not helpful at all, which made me feel unwelcome. Tomi: Unfortunately, Finland is behind other EU countries when it comes to inter-racial marriages. What piece of advice would you like to give mixed couples in Bali who have just met? Wayan: We have the same problems as any other “normal” couple. Try to remember that nothing is ever black or white. Always be prepared to work on two people becoming one. Communication between men and women is difficult in any relationship. Tomi: Don’t let potential “obstacles” discourage you; just follow your heart and don’t give up! We met up with Penelope (Australia),Gede (Bali) and their beautiful 10-month old daughter Anila. Where did you meet? Penelope: We met over six years ago while Gede was working for my parents in Bali. We spent a lot of money on telephone bills and airline tickets until we got married in Australia in 2007. Our Hindu wedding took place in Bali a year later. How did your parents feel about the two of you dating? Gede: My parents are very open-minded. Interracial relationships in our family are not uncommon. They had no objections to our relationship whatsoever. Penelope: My parents already knew Gede well and were happy for me. THE MAG APRIL15 – MAY 14 2010

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ceremonies. Sharing meaningful experiences, such as the rituals the Balinese perform for the deceased, have made us a stronger couple. Understanding what ceremonies are all about takes time. I enjoy teaching Penelope meditations and yoga. What does the future hold for you? Gede: Life in Australia offers a lot more financial stability. We plan to return in the near future.

Gede (Bali), Penelope (Australia) and their daughter, Anila

How did you experience living in Australia as a mixed couple? Gede: Immigration helped me obtain an “engagement visa”, which made it easy for me to find work. In order to apply for a “marriage visa” we had to get married within 9 months, which was obviously not a problem at all for us! Two years after that, they granted me a “permanent residency visa”. In general, Australians are open-minded and very easy to get along with. We didn’t feel uncomfortable at all being a mixed couple. Plus there is a large Balinese community in Australia, which was nice. What are the advantages of the Balinese culture? Penelope: The Balinese culture is beautiful and you can learn a lot from it. It’s fairly complex though, and it will probably take 15 years for me to get a good grasp of it! The Balinese are very supportive and understanding. To give an example, the gynecologist sat by my bed at Kasih Ibu for over five hours during labor! Gede: Penelope has come to understand a lot more about the culture. I am proud of her for speaking the language and attending 24

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What piece of advice would you give foreign partners planning to “tie the knot” with a Balinese? Gede: Give and take. Accept each other’s differences and cultures. Marry for the right reasons. Penelope and I started off with nothing. Many outsiders automatically assume that Penelope pays for everything, which hurts my feelings sometimes. Unfortunately there are many guys who marry foreigners with the wrong intentions. They expect to end up living in a Hollywood-kind-of environment and are greatly disappointed when they discover that they have to work hard abroad while taking care of their partner! Despite the fact that Dharma and Regina are both from Indonesia, their relationship has also faced several challenges. Dharma is Balinese and Regina comes from Manado in the predominantly Christian island of Sulawesi. Their son Kanu is three years old. How did you meet? Regina: We were both studying in Yogyakarta when we met through a mutual friend in 2000 and didn’t start dating until 6 years after that! We got married in Bali in 2007, where we decided to settle down.


Give and take. Accept each other’s differences and cultures.Marry for the right reasons.

Regina (Manado) and Dharma (Bali)

How did your parents feel about marrying someone with a different religion? Dharma: They approved straight away. My parents were already familiar with different cultures and nationalities as they spent a lot of time working and living abroad. Regina: My entire family is Christian and mixed marriages are uncommon in Manado. My parents supported my relationship, but requested me not to convert to Hinduism. Even though Dharma was more than willing to have a Christian wedding, marrying according to Hindu rites was a lot more practical. After some persuasion, my family approved. Noticing that I had a good job in Bali and that I was feeling happy, eased their minds a lot. Is it easy to switch from a Christian to a Hindu culture? Dharma: In order to become a Hindu you need to be spiritually openminded, which can be a long process. The concept of Hinduism is about understanding that everything is connected and in harmony with each other: harmony between human and nature, harmony between human to human and harmony with one’s God.

Regina: At first it was very hard to accept my new culture, because it is very different from my own culture. Luckily, Dharma was very patient and let me take my time to get used to the idea. Even though it is not an obligation to attend ceremonies in Dharma’s village Tabanan, I accompany him out of respect for his family and their religion. I enjoy our visits to the temple, and am interested to learn as much as possible about Hinduism. It is not always easy though, as I can sometimes sense that certain family members do not see me as fully Hindu, and are a bit impatient. Luckily, most of them are understanding and willing to teach me how to make offerings. Dharma: Despite the fact that I am Balinese, I share Regina’s view on how certain rituals that include offerings of animals are performed; we don’t always understand the reason behind them. What does it take to make mixed cultures in Bali work? Regina: Always respect each other’s culture and try to understand the differences in values and traditions. There is no right or wrong. This is also the message that we are passing on to our son Kanu. When he grows older, he will be able to choose whatever religion he believes in, even if this means that he will not remain a Hindu. Dharma: As long as there is enough love, things will always work out!

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BALI TEXTILE TOUR

EVERYONE CAN BE AN ARTIST

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hen the adrenaline-pumping actions have finally exhausted you, it’s time to chill out a bit yet still enriching yourself with a remarkable and memorable activity. Of course, ranges of other activities are out there for everyone to choose from. However, it’d be nice to choose one that can give visitors a deeper appreciation of just how seriously and totally the Balinese are dedicated to not only their art, but also their environment. For this kind of excitement, Bali Textile Tour is certainly high on the list. It’s no longer a secret that Bali is the home of countless fine artists with their fine arts; and Bali Textile Tour provides the chance for visitors to take part in the process of conserving the arts and culture of their holiday island. On the tour, visitors will join a class in Pejeng Village to learn how to create traditional batik textile using indigo and natural dyes. Certainly, the tour gives you the opportunity to experience what it feels like to be a Balinese artist. Besides that, the tour will also take you to see the village programs for reforestation, organic culture and other community projects. The natural batik studio, which is also located in Pejeng Village, allows visitors to observe the real artists in persons while at work. In a large room, several women are at work and in the center of each circle is put a burner topped with a tin pot of wax. The women chat and laugh softly as they each dip their canting into the wax, one at a time. The atmosphere in the studio is very friendly. This means that even though you’re not from the neighborhood, you’ll be treated as if you’re an old friend.

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The tour also includes visits to traditional places such as Sidemen and Tenganan. In these traditional Balinese villages you will be able to meet the weavers working on different styles of traditional textiles and have a closer look at how the textiles are made. In addition, the initiator of the tour, Pak Tjok, aims to develop Pejeng Village as an organic and sustainable village not only for the villagers, but also for the visitors to Bali to enjoy. In order for the project to kick off, he has donated a large piece of land to be used as an organic garden. He has a dream that Pejeng can become a tourist destination like Ubud, with organic warung (food stalls) and craft shops yet still maintain its natural make-ups and traditionalism. To learn more about Bali Textile Tour you can visit our Explore Bali booth in Jl. Laksmana/Oberoi (right across Mykonos restaurant - Seminyak).


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UP CLOSE

ERI & INDRA

GREAT BUSINESS MINDS THINK ALIKE Some of you may have been filling your fridge at home with supplies from Casa Gourmet, thrilled by those sips of tasty Black Canyon’s coffee down at Seminyak Square or entertained by the pleasing programs of Oz radio Bali. In case you have, meet Eri and Indra, the couple behind the establishments. Originating from Bandung (capital of West Java), the couple owns a number of businesses in several regions in Indonesia including Jakarta; yet, out of those regions, Bali is the one they opt as the place to live.

When did you guys move to Bali, and why Bali? It was in 2005. We lived for one year in Jakarta before we moved to Bali. As a city, life in Jakarta was very hectic, everything moved very fast, the traffic was crazy and at the end of the day, you’d end up being so stressful. Life in Bali, on the other hand, is very simple and stressfree. Bali with its clean air, astonishing atmosphere and, of course, the dazzling scenery is something we find suitable especially to raise children. Anyway, we just love Bali. We got married in Bandung in 2004; after we moved to Bali, we remarried on this island. CONTINUES TO PAGE 30 28

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How do you spend your spare times here? We are both food people. Well, as you might’ve guessed, we love restaurant-hopping and trying out new culinary dishes. Luckily, most of our friends in Bali also share the same interest. This is also one of the reasons why we brought a franchise for Black Canyon, because the food is great and so is the price. Anyway, if it’s for food, we are more than willing to drive up to Ubud and head to Nuri’s. Of course, we also go to the beach and other places to enjoy the natural beauty. How do you see Bali in the next five years? Hmm…we really think that Bali will be a developed area within five years. We can still remember when we started our business here, we had to go to places like Jakarta to get stuff. Well, we can only get some of the things we need now; but that’s a progress. We’re pretty sure that Bali will be a very convenient place for everyone. However, we’re afraid that Bali will become metropolitan. Clearly, some lands are now gone and we have more buildings as the replacement. Do you have a suggestion to prevent this from happening? Well, our radio, the Oz Bali, had this one-man-one-tree kind of activity held just a while ago. We just thought that it was the least we could do to help preserve the nature of Bali.

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FEATURE STORY

Naked

Bali

PERSPECTIVE OF A YOUNG MAESTRO

Taking a different approach from his father, Mario Blanco’s view on nudity is illustrated through objects that philosophically bear unfathomable meanings in Balinese culture such as flowers, fruits and animals.

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aving been born in Ubud, the home of countless Balinese fine artists, Mario Blanco spent his childhood surrounded by culture, inspiration and nature. During those ‘aboriginal’ days, when Bali was still profusely magical, it was painless for the gifted island to permeate its arty senses into the veins of little Mario. His parents, the legendary painter Antonio Blanco and Bali’s notable dancer Ni Ronji, made it even easier for Mario to develop a distinguished, elegant taste in defining what he sees as ‘naked’ through his paintings. It appears that Mario is seeing eye to eye with the concept that nature is naked, sweet and sane and that being naked means being in harmony with nature. His deep passion for orchids, coconuts, birds and monkeys as children of the naked mother Earth portrays sincerity and strongly emphasizes nudity as purity. “Nature provides human beings with everything they need. Unfortunately, instead of being grateful, most of us tend to forget and take for granted many things that nature has given to us,” Mario said, adding that we all should honor and preserve our nature.

Nature provides human beings with everything they need. Unfortunately, instead of being grateful, most of us tend to forget and take for granted many things that nature has given to us.

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In doing their rituals, the Balinese Hindus will need flowers, fruits and water as the medium in honoring God. Only nature can provide these materials. Once nature is tainted, thus no longer ‘naked’, paying homage to God is unattainable.

His paintings, which discerningly depict among others ‘naked coconut’, are his way of reminding himself and, hopefully, other people to the greatness of nature as God’s creation. Mario further explained that even a small thing that’s supplied by nature has an enormous meaning if we care enough to have a closer, deeper look at it. “Take a coconut as an example. The coconut tree can be used from its root to its leaves,” he said. I’m quite sure that in the wake of the tourism boom like Bali is experiencing today, some of us might only be able to correlate coconuts with tropical islands such as Bali as a holiday destinations. Mario also stresses the extreme importance of nature to Bali as a spiritual place. Balinese Hinduism teaches human beings to pay great honor and respect not only to their fellow humans, but also to nature. “In doing their rituals, the Balinese Hindus will need flowers, fruits and water as the medium in honoring God. Only nature can provide these materials. Once nature is tainted, thus no longer ‘naked’, paying homage to God is unattainable,” said Mario, whose works are now focusing more on the objects with religious and philosophical values.

You reap what you sow. The expression goes faultless in describing ‘naked Bali’ as a purely cultural, spiritual island; something far beyond ‘the island of bare-chested ladies’ as Bali was largely known for in the old days. “The Balinese Hindus travel on foot from one temple to another to respect their gods and ancestors. This religious, cultural motion is one of the many ways the Balinese people use to express their gratitude to the benevolent life they have today. In doing so, the Balinese people attract visitors to come to see for themselves the island that is very rich with colorful, striking practices.

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A baby is born naked and there’s nothing dirty or taboo about it. In fact, it’s the purest form of things; and this is what Bali is all about, purity and sincerity. At the end of the day, the visits boost the island’s income and will also improve the people’s welfare,” Mario explained. Yet, on the other hand, effects of the rapidly growing number of tourist visits to Bali have resulted in the diminishing of lands; thus making Bali no longer ‘naked’, for the island is now rather packed with more and more buildings as its accessories. It is, therefore, Mario strongly urges the provincial government to be strict when processing applications of building construction. It is true that Bali needs to face the challenge to compete with other popular holiday destinations by adding more facilities and infrastructures, but “the government needs to make sure that everything that is going to be built is eco-friendly and will not cause any destruction to nature.” In response to the drastic change Bali is currently experiencing, Mario addresses his sincere appreciation to the Ubud Palace for having succeeded in maintaining the true charms of the area. It’s a fact that Ubud is one of the areas in Bali that has undergone a massive transformation from hilly villages into a major tourist attraction thick of commercialism values. Yet, it also can’t be denied, that despite the transformation, more and more people tune in to Ubud to connect to natural, harmonious lifestyle that is geared by the area’s magic and mystery.

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As Mario was recalling Bali in the old days, he said that men and women used to bathe completely naked in the rivers side by side; that never, even for once, any dirty mind, inappropriate behavior or disrespect whatsoever was expressed to create discomfort toward the opposite sex. Certainly, Balinese nudity has nothing to do with a deviant lifestyle. “A baby is born naked and there’s nothing dirty or taboo about it. In fact, it’s the purest form of things,” he added. “And this is what Bali is all about, purity and sincerity.”


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ARCHEOLOGICAL WONDERS OF PEJENG

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ali also allows everyone to explore archeological wonders; this is because many of the Balinese historical traditions that circle on the old kingdoms, treaties, religion and culture are still preserved in the form of archeological remains. Though these remains are widely spread across the island, the village of Pejeng (on the road from Bedulu to Tampaksiring) probably houses the biggest number of ancient artifacts in Bali. To start with the wonder, Pejeng is home to 48 Balinese Hindu temples — the biggest number of temples occupying a village in Bali. Hundreds-year-old (or even thousands) statues and other artifacts decorating most of these temples are the ones making the village a valuable archeological site. Ancient remains are literally scattered

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around the village; there were many occasions when the villagers dug the soils in their backyards and they stopped because their hoes hit the head of an ancient statue or antique china after reaching a certain depth. Unfortunately, not knowing what they just hit, most of the villagers buried the statue again. The most apparent temple that houses one of the most valuable ‘Pejeng treasure’ is Pura Penataran Sasih. The treasure is called the “Moon of Pejeng” due to its moon shape; it’s an ancient iron gong. Local legend says that there were actually 12 moons in the universe; and the gong is the one that fell to Earth. The gong is about 2 meters in length and it is one of the few great archeological relics from the Balinese

Bronze Age. The temple itself serves the purpose as one the most important places of worship during the time of the great Balinese kingdoms. Today, various temple festivals are held in the 9th Balinese month at this temple. Another temple in Pejeng that houses valuable relics and bears a wonderful story is Pura Puseh Ring Jagat (Temple of Center of Universe). Yet again, this is Pejeng, the heaven of archeological findings in Bali, the reason behind the naming is one of the ancient relics found within the temple compound: an ancient round stone representing the globe with brilliant carvings on it. Since the globe relic was found on the temple ground, it was believed that Pura Puseh Ring Jagat was the center of the universe.


Another note-worthy structure within the temple compound is Kolam Telaga Maya (loosely translated to Cyber Pond). Now, can you imagine a cyber pool in the Temple of Center of Universe? The pond is nothing really special in appearance; yet, the thing that makes it so special, is its ‘cyber water’. It is believed that the water is invisible to common eyes. Nonetheless, the so-called cyber water is believed to fill the pond, because there were occasions when several ducks were released in the pond and these ducks were making gestures as if they were swimming. The duck gestures were very visible to common human eyes. Another interesting story about Pura Puseh Ring Jagat, aside from the archeological findings, is that the temple is believed to have magical powers that can help married couple with no children to have kids; yep, the temple can make women pregnant. The villagers of Pejeng said that after paying homage to the gods at the temple, their wishes to have children came true. Certainly, the two temples are only two sites of the larger archeological world of Pejeng. The green natural setting of the village also makes a perfect, refreshing getaway if you feel like escaping from the frantic energy of Kuta and thereabouts. Yet, of all the excitements and wonders that Pejeng has to offer to its visitors, it’s funny to learn that the village still doesn’t receive the number of visit it deserves. THE MAG APRIL15 – MAY 14 2010

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Bodyworks Spa

A Seminyak Great, Holistic Institution Bodyworks has gone the extra mile to please its clienteles. Today, when Bali is the home of hundreds of spas, Bodyworks Spa still holds the reputation as one of the very few commendable names worth mentioning.

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he magical mix of Bali’s life philosophies, belief system, culture and natural beauty, combined with the gentle warmth of the people, evoke powerful feelings of love and contentment in anyone lucky enough to visit the island. Positive energies resulted from these aspects have made Bali a holistic, deeply healing destination. Certain measures have also been taken to give convenient access for visitors to effortlessly achieve the holistic, healing aspirations they come to Bali for; one of which is through the establishment of spa centers. Today, when Bali is the home of hundreds of spas, Bodyworks Spa still holds the reputation as one of the very few commendable names worth mentioning. Making chic Seminyak as its home for almost 20 years now, Bodyworks has been garnering honors that are steadily firming its position as one of the area’s great

institutions. Words of mouth from wellcontented clienteles are certainly inviting more people to come. Being a pioneer in Bali’s world of spas, Bodyworks knows exactly how to meet each of its customers needs, especially with the attending professional staff members. Certainly, winding down at Bodyworks, a haven that combines the natural gift of the Balinese for body care with the newest western innovations, will alleviate all the exhaustions caused from a day of exploring the island’s outdoor wonders.

Of course, I couldn’t miss the opportunity to check out the entire buzz. Stepping into Bodyworks receptionist area, I quickly noticed that a soothing massage was not the only thing I was going to get, for I was also entertained by the lovely interiors and chilled out vibe. It was one o’clock in the afternoon when I went to Bodyworks, but the place really gave me the mood like I wasn’t in the currently hot, rather dusty Seminyak. Instead, I felt like being transported to Ubud, an area where I used to think places like Bodyworks could only be found. I began to

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Certainly, winding down at Bodyworks, a haven that combines the natural gift of the Balinese for body care with the newest western innovations, will alleviate all the exhaustions caused from a day of exploring the island’s outdoor wonders.

question if receiving a royal pampering treatment was too much to ask, for it would definitely scrub the blemish off my body and soul. My question was soon answered as the friendly Mbok Ni Luh, my therapist, opened the door of the treatment room; it was large and airy with tasteful decor and unobtrusive background music. The stone tub inside the room really caught my eye. Soaking in the tub full of rose petals and frangipanis was an exceptional experience. The room went beyond the warm and cozy décor to include complimentary spa services aimed at helping clienteles relax and truly enjoy their experience; all the rooms are set within a soothing environment, hygiene, free of disturbing sounds, smells and sights. Certainly, Bodyworks has gone the extra mile to please its clienteles. Ranges of Bodyworks massage services that include Balinese, Javanese, Thai and Shiatsu, aromatherapy and the specialized massages for feet and the back will certainly fly you to cloud nine. Yet, while you’re there, it’s highly recommended to try the traditional Balinese Mandi Lulur — an hour-long massage followed by an exfoliating scrub made from turmeric, sandalwood, cinnamon and ground rice. Prices range from IDR 185,000 (1 hour, Full Body Massage) to IDR 315,000 (2 hours, Mandi Lulur) Good news for the

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ladies: Bodyworks also offers facials, hair treatments, styling and cuts, manicures, pedicures and waxing. The spa is stocked with fine products, including Australian wax, essential oils, scrubs, gels and lotions, with scents that include cinnamon-orange, jasmine, lemon-spearmint, lavender and sandalwood. To bring the true sense of well-being onto the next level, Bodyworks also serves healthy, bioactive fresh juices including herbal teas and Himalayan GoChi as refreshments. With the highly-trained staff members, usage of only high-quality products and application of only the best salon techniques, Bodyworks will leave your hair, fingers and toes glowing and ready for a night out. Bodyworks is busy year round. With that being said, if you’re planning to have a treatment at Bodyworks, be sure to book in advance to avoid disappointments. Bodyworks Spa Jl. Kayu Jati No. 2, Petitenget-Bali | Phone: 0361 733 317 www.bodyworksbali.com | www.barudibali.com/bodyworks-spa


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THE TEN BEST DIVE SITES IN BALI

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xplore the magical world below the surface and descend to Bali’s world famous, spectacular dive sites! Bali’s warm tropical waters with their spectacular visibility that allows exploration of the abundant varieties of fish, corals and marine life are certainly what a scuba diver can be dreaming of. The greatest features of scuba diving in Bali are the rich and varied sites - deep drop-offs and steep banks and coral ridges, one of the most famous wrecks in the world, volcanic outcrops and sea grass beds. With the colorful and diverse marine life, there’s enough in the island to keep you coming back for more.

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USAT Liberty The WWII Liberty shipwreck in Tulamben is Bali’s top dive treasure and one of the world’s easiest wreck dives. Enjoyment is guaranteed whether you are a beginner or a veteran diver. Reaching the site from the rocky beach can be a little challenging, however the stunning variety of underwater life will instantly make you forget about that. Every part of the 120-meter long wreck offers something special with beautiful corals and hundreds of different fish species including, if you are lucky, pigmy seahorses!

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Toyapakeh Toyapakeh has a well-deserved reputation of being the most spectacular dive site of Nusa Penida, not only because of its good visibility and pleasant drift-dive current, but also due to its diverse topography. Colorful coral reefs, impressive coral formations and giant gorgonian sea fans can be found here. It is a popular playground for clouds of reef fish, large pelagic fish and, occasionally, mola mola.

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Manta Point Manta Point is the prime location for manta rays. Sightings of these graceful giants are very common all year round as they come here to graze on the abundant plankton. They appear to enjoy the company of divers and often swoop in close to investigate. Definitely an experience not to be missed! It is important to select the right time to go though as the swell can be strong.

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Eel Garden Make sure to put Eel Garden on top of your list when you’re heading for Menjangan Island, where coral growth is healthiest. This amazingly diverse dive spot starts with a steep wall where you will find a great variety of colorful fish, sponges and hard and soft coral. You will be welcomed by a big gorgonian fan with long-nose hawkish while reaching the white sand slope, which is covered by a bed of swaying garden eels that stretches as far a the eye can see.

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Puri Jati Puri Jati (also referred to as PJ) is a classic example of why never to judge a book by its cover. Don’t let the dark volcanic sand and seaweed put you off as this muck dive site offers you the opportunity to see small and rare animals like frogfish, dragonets, seahorses, nudibranchs, devil scorpion fish, mimic octopuses and many other unusual creatures. PJ is a fairly difficult site to find but an absolute must-see for macro lovers.

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Crystal Bay Crystal Bay mesmerizes divers from all over the world with its clear waters and incredible flora and fauna. It is the best place to see mola mola that come here to take advantage of the cleaner fish and treat themselves to a Balinese ‘spa’ treatment. No diver should miss this incredible spectacle! The right time to admire them is between August and October.

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The Drop Off The Drop Off is simply multi-level dive heaven! Starting off with a steep wall, and then a gentler coral-covered slope, you will be amazed by the unbelievable landscape sculpted with many overhanging rocks. Giant gorgonian sea fans and great macro such as porcelain crabs and frogfish can be found hidden away in the crevices. Angelfish fans can eat their hearts out here and divers should also keep an eye out in the blue for large pelagic passing by.

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Seraya Secrets Seraya Secrets is not an award-winning dive site at first glance, however, after a bit of exploring, it soon becomes apparent why this muck dive site is so popular. Photographers in particular could spend all day here capturing the amazing macro marine life. And if you are a fan of rare creatures you will find this site unforgettable. Harlequin shrimp, frogfish, sea mimic octopus and seahorses are only a few among Seraya’s many hidden treasures.

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Tepekong The mystical dive spot Tepekong will definitely satisfy adrenaline junkies. Hosting “The Canyon”, a dramatic undersea gorge, the site offers an exciting ride through its rocky seascapes. Shark lovers are attracted to this site as it has a high potential to see many white tips. Mola mola can also be found during season. As currents are unpredictable and can be very strong, this site is recommended for experienced divers only.

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Padang Bay Padang Bay hosts two Balinese dive jewels: Blue Lagoon and Jepun. These sites are home to some fantastic marine life. You’ll find a great variety of fish here including stingrays, reef sharks, turtles to leafy scorpion fish and frogfish. Jepun in particular, is a popular site with cuttlefish and at certain times of the year divers can be fortunate enough to see them mating and laying eggs. The water can get chilly, so bring a wetsuit.

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Hope Children’s Home

Yayasan Asih (Love Foundation) Hope’s Children Home is an orphanage that currently houses 114 children. Since its establishment on 1 February 1974, the orphanage has been striving to: • Help children who are orphans, poor, disserted and in need of help to finance their education. • Guide children in their physical, social and spiritual development to become a good and responsible citizen in the future. For the time being, the orphanage manages to provide a home for these unfortunate children, and the adults too, where they can feel comfortable. However, what they have received so far is of course still very limited. As an example, Hope’s Children

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Home needs USD 30 to support each of the children. The children dance and sing at some hotels in Kuta area in order to obtain the fund. Fortunately, the events at the hotels have created a way to introduce the orphanage to the guests; some of them really cared about the orphanage and have made a contribution for the well-being of the children. Yet again, as said before, this is still not enough. Therefore, Hope Children’s Home is inviting everyone – both in Indonesia and abroad – to help by becoming a sponsor for one or two children. Remember this: USD 30 probably means only a one-day meal for you; but for one child at the orphanage, it means a full month of food, shelter and education. All the funds raised will be spent for the benefit of the children. Hope Children’s Home is also in need of further funding and assistance to support its goals that cover:

Long-Term: • Buy a piece of a land for children to do sport and other activities. • Buy a piece of a land for farming in order to be self sufficient. For further info on how to make a contribution, please call below number and/ or visit the address as attached in this article.

Hope Children’s Home (Wisma Anak-Anak Harapan) Yayasan Asih (Love Foundation)

Jl. Anom No. 2, Dusun Untal-Untal Dalung, North Kuta 80361 Contact person: Rev. Ni Nyoman Trisnawathy Phone: +62 361 422711

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SLEEPOVER REVIEW

Poppies Cottages

A Quiet and Peaceful Haven amidst One of the Busiest Streets of Kuta First of all, we would like to thank the owners of Poppies Cottages for their everlasting Balinese “karet”: Throughout the years, they have courageously managed to adapt to the increasingly crowded Kuta while ensuring that they would not sacrifice their core business. Poppies Cottages has been around for over three decades and we were very pleased to discover that, despite the fact that the company has grown significantly over the past years, it has not lost its mesmerizing touch nor its impeccable reputation. Poppies Cottages is affectionately named after a small restaurant previously owned by one of the founders in California.

The first four cottages were built in 1974/75, followed by twenty more in 1980/81. Renovations of all cottages were finalized in 2006. The boutique hotel is located in the heart of Kuta on one of the most well-known streets of Bali: Poppies Lane. No matter how hectic Kuta has become, it still remains a fun and interesting place not to be missed when you are visiting Bali. Hosting swarms of stalls, tons of shops, countless clubs, an overload of street hawkers, hundreds of spas, numerous bars with live bands, and one of the world’s most famous surfing beaches, Kuta is a fun place to be. That is, if you know a quick

escape route to a relaxing oasis when you are in desperate need of breathing space! Upon arrival at Poppies Cottages, you will be greeted warmly by the experienced and courteous staff, whom by the way, seem to have a special talent for giving attention to every little detail! The breathtaking and beautifully kept garden, which is home to 20 luxurious thatch-roofed cottages, welcomes you with the scent of bougainvillea, jasmine, hibiscus and frangipani. Meandering paths will take you to your secluded bungalow while passing cozy sitting areas, lily ponds, waterfalls, and towering palms. Each cottage has a nice, private CONTINUES TO PAGE 52

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veranda with a garden area. Once you have entered your spacious room, you’ll feel that the transformation from busy Kuta to tranquility is complete. All bungalows are decorated with colorful Indonesian fabrics, artwork and carvings. Each cottage has a homey sitting corner with a table and a comfortable couch. There is a selection of board games available for the hotels guests’ use. Despite the modern décor that has been added to the traditional cottages such as a flat screen, a mini bar, a safety box, an individual audio system, free Wi-Fi, a ceiling fan and a state-of-the-art air conditioning system, their warm cozy atmosphere remains intact. What also distinguishes Poppies Cottages from other venues are the thoughtful, little details including an electronic mosquito repellent device, a daily replenished fresh fruit basket and fresh Balinese tea, a water pitcher and a daily newspaper. A pleasant surprise was the special room delivery. There is absolutely no need to go shopping for affordable drinks to stock up 52

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your personal fridge; you can order any kind of soft drink and beer that you like for the same prices offered at the minimarkets on Poppies Lane! Room service is 24/7 and delivery at your doorstep along with glasses and (optional) ice cubes is guaranteed with in ten minutes. There is no extra tax or room service charge included, which is rare these days. Every cottage has a charming open-air garden bathroom featuring a sunken marble bathtub and a walk-in shower. There’s no need to worry about unwanted visitors as a mosquito net is covering the entire bathroom area. Set amidst natural rocks and cascades in the garden you will find an atmospheric swimming pool resembling a natural pond, a poolside bar and a nicely sized jacuzzi. The library, where you will find a large collection of books and movies, is situated close to the swimming pool. For the sensible ones among us who have not brought a laptop with us on our well-deserved break form work however cannot resist the urge to check their email: desktop computers with internet access can be used at the library free of charge.Dinner and breakfast are served at the top-quality Poppies Restaurant just across the lane, however you may also have these served at the Pool Bar or in the privacy of your cottage. Last but not least, the hotel makes your stay even more enjoyable by offering convenient facilities such as masseuse reservations, airport transfers, car rentals, babysitter bookings, postal services (including electronic ones!), flight reservations and tour bookings. Who wouldn’t want to be in the middle of the hustle and bustle in Kuta yet safely tucked away in beautiful secluded gardens? See you soon at Poppies Cottages! Poppies Cottage Poppies Lane I, Kuta - Bali | Phone: 0361 751 059 | www.poppiesbali.com


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SELAMAT MAKAN

Where Good Value Meets Excellent Quality!

Yut’z Place

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Yut’z Place is named after its charismatic owner Ibu “Suyuti” Sayuti, who has worked hard to transform the venue into what it is today: a well-known restaurant with many loyal customers from all over the world. Ibu Sayuti has been running restaurant establishments for almost two decades. It all started when she opened a warung in front of the Oberoi hotel 17 years ago. After having successfully run the warung, followed by several other venues, she eventually managed to obtain a bright and spacious area in a convenient, central location on the corner of Jalan Werkadura. This venue is packed every night, and it did not take us long to find out why. The first thing you notice when you arrive at Yut’z Place is the pleasant atmosphere: Mediterranean features nicely blend in with authentic, Balinese ones. The restaurant is decorated with warm and delicate pastel colors combined with colonial, teak wood furniture. The professional and friendly staff, of which the majority has been working for Ibu Sayuti for over ten years, visibly enjoys working here.

Yut’z Place is a Swiss and European restaurant offering a large variety in dishes. Upon arrival we were offered a free welcome drink — a perfect introduction to the many choices of cocktails and other beverages on the menu at great value for money. Tasty slices of complimentary garlic bread were served before our appetizer arrived. We devoured the recommended avocado shrimp salad, which is served with big, fresh shrimps accompanied by rucola salad topped with a nice honey-mustard dressing. Unexpectedly, delicious in this warm climate is the thick, meaty Goulash Soup. Should the thought alone already make you transpire more, the cold smoked fish platter dish is a nice alternative. Yut’z place is famous for its top-quality steaks. The tender Chef ’s delight fillet steak of 200 grams is an old-time favorite amongst Yut’z visitors. And you can rest assured that your request for the way you would like to have your steak prepared is interpreted correctly here; a medium rare steak will definitely be warm through the middle with a hint of red! Besides the steaks, dishes such as

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smoked chicken breast stuffed with mushrooms, “real” Swiss St. Galler sausages and cordon bleu are definitely worth trying. All main dishes are nicely presented and served with appetizing side dishes including Yut’z signature potato wedges, mashed potatoes and rucola salad. And the staff will make sure to pass your table with fresh pepper grinders. Good news for wine lovers wishing to complete their meal with a nice bottle of wine: Yut’z wine list contains both local and Australian wines at extremely reasonable prices. The extensive menu also caters to customers craving Indonesian food; popular and flavorful dishes such as sweet & sour shrimps or curry bakmi goreng are specialties of the house. Should you have room for anything else, try one of Yut’z yummy deserts or freshly brewed coffees.

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Many frequent visitors agree that the breakfast served at Yut’z is simply excellent. Several customers are such big Yut’z fans that they even showed us pictures of the delights served here! Dishes include freshly baked, authentic British bread & butter pudding, continental breakfast, homemade muesli, and -yes, it is possible in Bali- a properly prepared Swiss Rösti! In short, Yut’z manages to combine great food, service, and décor with a more than decent price. See you soon at Yut’z! Yut’z Place Jl. Werkudara No. 521, Legian Kaja - Bali | Phone: 0361 765 074 yuti_58@hotmail.com | www.barudibali.com/yuts-place


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Bali Barrels

Canggu There have been some consistent fun waves over the last few weeks, sunny days and offshore winds. The season has started and it started good! Between the bigger swells on the island there have been some fun 3 to 4 foot waves. A great place to go when the conditions are small and when you’re too tired or lazy to drive far from Kuta is Canggu. This wave lays North of Kuta and is more south facing than Kuta beach so usually a bit bigger. Once Canggu was only accessible by a sand track and surrounded by rice paddies. Now, Canggu is becoming the new Seminyak. The rice paddies are disappearing, making place for villas for expats and local surfers to live in and hotels for tourists to stay at. People are attracted to this spot for good reason; Canggu has a nice community feel, the quiet black beaches are great for walks, there are still many rice paddy views now and the waves are super fun. Canggu is quite a special Balinese/European mix beach spot, with a different atmosphere than the rest of Bali. It’s

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by Alissa

always sad to see uncrowded, quiet local spots change in the name of ‘progress’ but I guess it brings local employment and tourist money. So far there are no high rises being build so let’s hope its stays that way... The main break at Canggu is Echo beach, where people hang out at the strip of beachfront cafes and restaurants and access the waves. Canggu is at its best in the dry season (May till October) and consists of several waves. On the left side, in front of the restaurants, is a sucky left that works well on low tides. You take off in the barrel and hopefully exit- spectators can enjoy the view from the shaded seats of the restaurants right in front of the break. The sandbar is a wedgy wave just to the right of the restaurants. The current can be strong so sometimes it’s hard to stay in one place but it can be a very fun barreling left and right. Further down the beach breaks a peeling river mouth right. Because it faces more south, Canggu is more affected by the trade winds and is best in the early mornings. Before the wind starts blowing side shore, the right can get glassy and hollow. Even when it’s not barreling it’s a very high performance wave with a nice lip good for tricks. Many local and international pros visit Echo Beach often to show their skills. Further north there are a few more waves, usually good on a smaller swell and mostly quite uncrowded so it’s worth venturing up theresoaking up some beautiful rice paddy views, local villages and customs and maybe some beautiful

empty beaches and waves. If you get back to Canggu from your surf late afternoon, the restaurants at Canggu are a great place to enjoy one of the amazing Bali sunsets. Echo Beach House offers a famous sunset BBQ , which is becoming busier every year. You can fill your plate with amazing items from the salad bar and order fresh fish, which they will cook on the BBQ outside. On Sundays it’s packed, there is life music and a great atmosphere. Even for non-surfers Canggu is definitely worth a visit!

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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 so-called progress. The wave is still there, a nice peak

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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.


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RESTAURANTS ITALIAN RESTAURANT Il Cielo Delizioso Momento Con Cucina Italiano Jl. Kartika Plaza No. 172 (Kuta) Phone: +62 361 762 027 www.barudibali.com/il-cielo Osteria Telese Cucina Italia Jln. Laksmana No. 14 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 734 566 www.barudibali.com/osteria-telese

BELGIAN RESTAURANT Mannekepis Belgium Bistro in the Heart of Seminyak Jl. Raya Seminyak (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 847 5784 www.barudibali.com/mannekepis

GERMAN RESTAURANT Mama’s German Restaurant German Restaurant in Bali Jl. Raya Legian (Legian) Phone: +62 361 754 831 www.barudibali.com/mamas

DUTCH RESTAURANT

Rustica Cucina Italiana Jl Batu Belig No. 1 (Batu Belig) Phone: +62 361 360 4562 www.barudibali.com/rustica

Bugils Bali Café & Restaurant Jl. Dewi Sartika No. 1-BB (Tuban) Phone: +62 361 758 322 www.barudibali.com/bugils-bali

Trattoria Cucina Italiana Jl. Laksmana (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 737 082 www.barudibali.com/trattoria-bali

Double Dutch Dutch Bar and Restaurant in Sanur Jl. Cemara Semawang No. 29 (Sanur) Phone: +62 361 270 554 www.barudibali.com/double-dutch

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MIDDLE-EASTERN RESTAURANT

Jl. Laksmana No. 104-X (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 738 720 www.barudibali.com/ultimo Warung Italia Italian Restaurant Jl. Kunti No. 2 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 737 437 www.barudibali.com/warung-italia Zanzibar Follow Your Senses Jl. Pantai Blue Ocean No. 21 (Legian) Phone: +62 361 733 529 www.barudibali.com/zanzibar

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FRENCH RESTAURANT Atelier 13 French Cuisine Jl. Kunti No. 7 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 733 671 www.barudibali.com/atelier-13

INDONESIAN RESTAURANT Cabe Rawit Not Just a Warung! Jl. Kunti No. 8 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 744 0995 www.barudibali.com/cabe-rawit Warung Ocha Indonesian & Western Restaurant Jl. Raya Seminyak No. 52 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 736 222 www.barudibali.com/warung-ocha

SWISS RESTAURANT Yut’s Place Excellent Swiss Steaks and Tasty Sausages Jl. Werkudara No. 521 (Legian) Phone: +62 81 2395 1454 www.barudibali.com/yuts-place

CHINESE RESTAURANT

Khaima Moroccan Restaurant, Lounge & Bar Jl. Laksmana (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 742 3925 www.barudibali.com/khaima

Chinoiserie

Passargad Persian Restaurant & Sisha Café Jl. Dhyana Pura No. 3 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 738 857 www.barudibali.com/passargad

Fortune Cookie Healthy Chinese Food with No MSG Jl. Sudamala No. 5 (Sanur) Phone: +62 361 283 342 www.barudibali.com/fortune-cookie

MEXICAN RESTAURANT TJ’s California-Mexican Bar Restaurant Gg. Poppies I (Kuta) Phone: +62 361 751 093 www.barudibali.com/tj-s

Singapore Modern Chinese Restaurant Jl. Sunset No. 7 (Kuta) Phone: +62 361 8088 777 www.barudibali.com/chinoiserie

JAPANESE RESTAURANT Dahana Restaurant Japanese Dining at Petitenget Jl. Petitenget No. 98-X (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 730 131 www.barudibali.com/dahana

Fresh Sushi Lounge The Best Original Japan Fusion Jl. Laksmana No. 5 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 736 834 www.barudibali.com/fresh-sushi-lounge Kaizan / K2 Fine Japanese Dining Jl. Laksmana No. 33 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 747 2324 www.barudibali.com/kaizan www.barudibali.com/k2 Ryoshi Fresh Sushi & Sashimi Everyday! Jl. Raya Seminyak No. 17 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 731 152 www.barudibali.com/ryoshi

INDIAN RESTAURANT Queens Tandoor Enjoy the Taste of India! Jl. Raya Seminyak No. 73 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 732 770 www.barudibali.com/queens-tandoor

THAI RESTAURANT Lemongrass Experience the Taste of Fine Thai Food Jl. Raya Seminyak No. 37 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 736 149 www.barudibali.com/lemongrass

VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT Neno Restaurant We Care about Your Well-being Jl. Petitenget No. 2-X (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 910 3003 www.barudibali.com/neno-restaurant

INTERNATIONAL RESTAURANT Barcode Bar & Lounge Mediterranean Restaurant and Tapas Bar Jl. Petitenget No. 2001-X (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 730 629 www.barudibali.com/barcode


Black Canyon Coffee A Drink from Paradise Available on Earth Seminyak Square (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 738 029 www.barudibali.com/black-canyon-coffee

Waroeng Bonita Home Cooking from the Island Jl. Petitenget No. 2000-X (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 731 918 www.barudibali.com/waroeng-bonita

Grocer & Grind Bistro - Delicatessen - Catering Jl. Kayu Jati No. 3-X (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 737 321 www.barudibali.com/grocer-and-grind

Zappaz Piano Bar & Grill - Live Music Every Night Jl. Laksmana (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 742 5534 www.barudibali.com/zappaz

Ifiori Ristorante Food - Wine - Chill Out Jl. Kartika Plaza (Tuban) Phone: +62 361 750 158 www.barudibali.com/ifiori-ristorante Ma Joly Enjoy the Finer Things in Life Jl. Wana Segara (Tuban) Phone: +62 361 753 708 www.barudibali.com/ma-joly The Junction Street Side Café with Air-Conditioner Jl. Laksmana (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 735 610 www.barudibali.com/the-junction Café Bali With Love Jl. Laksmana (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 736 484 www.barudibali.com/café-bali Rio Restaurant Bar & Grill Jl. Raya Seminyak (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 732 685 www.barudibali.com/rio-restaurant Rumours Everything You Hear is True Jl. Laksmana No. 1 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 738720 www.barudibali.com/rumours

COFFEE & TEA ROOM Biku Bali Tea House, Restaurant and Book Store Jl. Raya Petitenget No. 888 (Petitenget) Phone: +62 361 857 0888 www.barudibali.com/biku

BEAUTY & BODY ARC Clinics

Look and Feel Years Younger Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai No.1 (Kuta) Phone: +62 361 767543 www.barudibali.com/arc-clinics

CLINICS & HOSPITALS Penta Medica 24-Hour Medical Assitance Jl. Teuku Umar Barat No. 88 (Denpasar) Phone: +62 361 490 709 www.barudibali.com/penta-medica

BAR Bahiana Salsa Bar in Bali Jl. Dyana Pura No. 4 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 738 662 www.barudibali.com/bahiana Bali Joe Gay Nightlife Destination Jl. Dhyana Pura (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 730 931 www.barudibali.com/bali-joe

Mixwell Bar & Lounge Jl. Dyana Pura No. 6 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 736 846 www.barudibali.com/mixwell-bar

DAY SPA Amoaras Spa Relaxing & Refreshing Jl. Laksmana No. 57 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 734 260 www.barudibali.com/amoaras-spa Bodyworks Spa Relaxation - Rejuvenation - Wellness Jl. Kayu Jati No. 2 (Seminyak) Phone:+62 361 733 317 www.barudibali.com/bodyworks-spa Prana Spa Spa at The Villas Jl. Kunti No. 118-X (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 730 840 www.barudibali.com/prana Well Being Spa Therapeutic Massage & Beauty Care Jl. Laksmana No. 66-B (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 735 573 www.barudibali.com/well-being-spa Fabulously Feet Reflexology & Foot Massage Jl. Sunset No. 888 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 847 5764 www.barudibali.com/fabulously-feet

DIVING Absolute Scuba Diving in Bali - 100% Professional Jl. Danau Tamblingan No. 27-C (Sanur) Phone: +62 361 282 664 www.barudibali.com/absolute-scuba

Atlantis International Five Star Dive Center Jl. By Pass Ngurah No. 350 (Sanur) Phone: +62 361 284 312 www.barudibali.com/atlantis-international Blue Oasis Dive (Rip Curl) Come Dive with Us! Jl. Danau Tamblingan (Sanur) Phone: +62 361 287 749 www.barudibali.com/blue-oasis-dive Blue Season Bali 5 Star Instructor Development Resort Jl. Danau Tamblingan 69-X (Sanur) Phone: +62 361 282 574 www.barudibali.com/blue-season-bali Crystal Divers Striving for Perfection in Diving Jl. Danau Tamblingan No. 168 (Sanur) Phone: +62 361 286 737 www.barudibali.com/blue-season-bali

HOTEL Bali Eco Village A Green Hideout Bjr. Dinas Lawak Perbekel Belok/Sidan www.barudibali.com/bali-eco-village DeKuta Hotel Modern Boutique Hotel in Kuta Beach Gg. Poppies II No. 8 (Kuta) Phone: +62 361 753 880 www.barudibali.com/dekuta-hotel Harris Resort Simple - Unique - Friendly Jl. Raya Pantai Kuta (Kuta) Jl. Dewi Sartika (Tuban) Phone: +62 361 753 868 (Kuta) Phone: +62 361 765 255 (Tuban) www.barudibali.com/harris-resort www.barudibali.com/harris-tuban

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VILLA Batu Karang Escape, Relax, Enjoy Lembongan Island, Bali Phone: +62 366 24 880 www.barudibali.com/batu-karang Cicada Luxury Townhouses in Seminyak Jl. Pura Telaga Waja No. 1 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 862 0805 www.barudibali.com/cicada Ellora Villas An Exotic Blend of East and West Jl. Danau Tamblingan No. 60 (Sanur) Phone: +62 361 282 496 www.barudibali.com/ellora-villas Mata Bali Bali Villa Rental & Property Maintenance Jl. Basangkasa No. 151-A (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 730 233 www.barudibali.com/mata-bali Villa Bugis Villa Investment Seminyak Jl. Laksmana Gg. Bugis No. 6 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 744 8592 www.barudibali.com/villa-bugis Villa Coco Affordable Private Villas Jl. Double Six, Gg. Villa Coco (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 730 736 www.barudibali.com/villa-bugis Villa Uma Sapna My Own Private Villa, Just the Way I Like It Jl. Drupadi No. 20-XX (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 736 628 www.barudibali.com/uma-sapna

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ARCHITECT Bali Architecture and Construction Fully Licenced Construction Company Jl. Raya Petitenget No. 6-X (Kerobokan) Phone: +62 361 735 780 www.barudibali.com/bali-architectureand-construction

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SOUVENIR SHOP Bali Soap Bali’s Natural Soap Specialist Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai Ruko Surya Indah C-1 (Jimbaran) Phone: +62 361 705 089 www.barudibali.com/bali-soap

JEWELRY

Artisan Asia You Design It, We’ll Make It. Perfectly Jl. Braban No. 69 (Kerobokan) Phone: +62 361 744 0948 www.barudibali.com/artisan-asia

Scandi Contemporary Jewelry Jl. Raya Seminyak No. 26 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 733 446 www.barudibali.com/scandi

Bali Prefab Pre-fabricated Construction Jl. Pemelisan No. 8-X (Sanur) Phone: +62 361 781 7098 www.barudibali.com/bali-prefab

Sea Gypsy Jewelry Inspired by the Ocean Jl. Raya Seminyak 30-X (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 847 5765 Jl. Laksmana No. 49 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 731 769 www.barudibali.com/sea-gyspy

CAS Cargo Bali International Freight Forwarder Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai No. 109-X (Kuta) Phone: +62 361 720 525 www.barudibali.com/cas-cargo-bali Export Service Centre Trading with Peace of Mind Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai No. 461 (Sanur) Phone: +62 361 720 606 www.barudiballi.com/export-service Hammock Nomad’s Land Jl. Petitenget No. 22 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 742 1475 www.barudibali.com/hammock

CARGO SKR Express Domestic Transportation Service Jl. Teuku Umar No. 80 (Denpasar) Phone: +62 361 221 186 www.barudibali.com/skr-express

SURF & SWIM WEAR Nico Nico Underwear - Sleepwear - Swimwear Jl. Raya Seminyak (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 730 805 www.barudibali.com/nico-nico Rip Curl The Total Surfing Experience Jl. Sunset No. 89 (Kuta) Phone: +62 361 705 089 www.barudibali.com/rip-curl

TOBACCO Tambo Cigars Ultra Premium Cigar from Indonesia Pertokoan La Walon Center Jl. Legian–Jl. Benesari (Legian) Phone: +62 361 765 941 www.barudibali.com/tambo-cigars

BOAT TRANSFER BlueWater Express Fastboat to the Gili Islands and Lombok Jl. Raya Pelabuhan Benoa Phone: +62 361 723479 www.barudibali.com/bluewater-express Mahi Mahi Fastboat in Comfort & Safety Serangan Harbor Phone: +62 361 877 6599 www.barudibali.com/mahi-mahi Indonesia Cruises Holiday Cruises & Leisure Expeditions Kuta Poleng D-7, Jl. Setiabudi (Kuta) Phone: +62 361 766 269 www.barudibali.com/indonesia-cruises Scoot Fast Cruises The Easy Way to Get Away Jl. Hangtuah No. 27 (Sanur) Phone: +62 361 285 522 www.barudibali.com/scoot-cruises

ART GALLERIES Stamati Gallery Art By Maxime Stamati Jl. Laksamana No. 46 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 736 766 www.barudibali.com/stamati

TOURS & ADVENTURES AJ Hackett Bungy Jump Are You Hard Enough to Jump? Jl. Double Six (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 731 144 www.barudibali.com/aj-hackett Bali Adventure Tours 20 Years of Unrivalled Adventure Experience Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai, Pesanggaran Phone: +62 361 721 480 www.barudibali.com/bali-adventure-tours


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CONSULATES & EMBASSY Australia (Canada & New Zealand) Jl. Empu Tantular No. 32 (Denpasar) Phone: +62 361 241 118 E-mail: bali.congen@dfat.gov.au Brazil (Honorary Consulate) By The Sea Shop, Jl. Legian (Kuta) Phone: +62 361 757 775 E-mail: brazilcocnsul@bytheseatropical.com Chile (Honorary Consulate) Jl. Pengemcak Gg. 1/3 (Sanur) Phone: +62 361 756 781 E-mail: chilehonconstulate@bali-villa.com Denmark & Norway (Honorary Consulate) Mimpi Resort (Jimbaran) Phone: +62 361 701 070 (ext. 32) E-mail: mimpi@mimpi.com France (Consular Agency) Jl. Mertasari II No. 8 (Sanur) Phone: +62 361 285 485 E-mail: consul@dps.centrin.net.id Germany (Consulate) Jl. Pantai Karang No. 17 (Sanur) Phone: +62 361 288 535 E-mail: germanconsul@bali-ntb.com Hungary (Honorary Consulate) Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai No. 219 (Sanur) Phone: +62 361 287 701 E-mail: cristofoli@denpasar.wasantara.net.id Italy (Honorary Vice Consulate) Lotus Enterprise Building Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai (Jimbaran) Phone: +62 361 701 005 E-mail: italconsbali@italconsbali.com

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Japan (Consulate General) Jl. Raya Puputan No. 170 (Renon) Phone: +62 361 227 628 E-mail: denpasar@mofa.go.jp Mexico (Honorary Consulate) Jl. Prof. Moh. Yamin No. 1-A (Denpasar) Phone: +62 361 223 266 E-mail: astina@denpasar.wasantara.net.id Netherlands (Honorary Consulate) Jl. Raya Kuta No. 127 (Kuta) Phone: +62 361 761 506 E-mail: purwa@denpasar.wasantara.net.id Spain (Honorary Consulate) Jl. Raya Sanggingan, Br. Lungsiakan (Ubud) Phone: +62 361 975 736 E-mail: rabik@indo.net.id Sweden & Finland (Honorary Consulate) Jl. Segara Ayu (Sanur) Phone: +62 361 288 407 E-mail: segara1@denpasar.wasantara.net.id United States of America (Consular Agency) Jl. Hayam Wuruk No. 188 (Denpasar) Phone: +62 361 246 859 E-mail: amcobali@indo.net.id

TAXIS Blue Bird Taxi Phone: +62 361 701 111

VETERINARIAN Drh. I Made Budiana Jl. Kertadalem Sari III/XX, Denpasar Phone: 0361 7901313 budivetbali@yahoo.co.id

AIRLINES Air Asia I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport Phone: +62 361 760 108 China Airlines I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport Phone: +62 361 757298 Garuda Indonesia I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport Phone: +62 361 751 011 (ext. 5216) Japan Airlines Jl. Raya Kuta No. 100-X (Kuta) Phone: +62 361 757 077/ 764 733

Malaysia Airlines I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport Phone: +62 361 764 995/ 766 925 Singapore Airlines I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport Phone: +62 361 761 574 Thai Airways Ground Floor, Bali Beach Hotel (Sanur) Phone: +62 361 288 141

EMERGENCY Police Phone: +62 361 424 436 Ambulance Phone: +62 361 118 Fire Department Phone: +63 361 113


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BALI

Banyuwedang

Pemuteran

Labuhan Lalang

Pulaki

Sumberklampok Cekik

Lovina Anturan Kalibukbuk

Banyupoh

Pulaki

Bondalem Tedjakula Les

Beratan

Sambirenteng

Kaliasem

Celukanbawang

Dausa Penulisan

Seririt

Gerokgak

Bakungan

Ponjok Batu

Dalem

Singaraja

Mt. Prapat Agung

Gilimanuk

Yeh Sanih

Kubutambahan Sangsit

Menjangan Island

BULELENG

Banjarasem

Mt. Sangiang Mt. Musi

Melaya Tuwed

Mayong

Peludu Lake Buyan

JEMBRANA

Tianyar Ulun Danu Batur Lake Batur

Batur

Mt. Mesehe

Pangkung

Tembok

Kintamani

Mt. Merbuk

Lake Tamblingan

Subuk

Pengotan BANG LI

Ulun Danu Bratan

Rubaya

Lake Bratan

West Bali National Park

Tulamben

Besakih Mt. Agung

Pupuan

Negara

Batukaru

Pengambengan

Batukaru

Tegalcantel Yeh Kuning

Lebih

Perancak Rambut Siwi

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A Amed 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 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).

Batubulan 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.

C 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.

Bedugul Bedugul is a village located in the mountainous area connecting northern and southern Bali.\

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

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

Candi Dasa beach Celuk 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.

D Denpasar 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.

B 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.

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

J Jimbaran 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.

Pura Besakih - Mother Temple

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.

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.

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

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.

Garuda Wisnu Kencana 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.

Banjar 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.

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.

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

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Gitgit Located on busy traffic,11km south of Singaraja, Gitgit is the most visited waterfall in Bali. Goa Gajah 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.

Batubulan

Amlapura - Tirta Gangga

Gilimanuk 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.

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K Kintamani Kintamani is the village with its impressive panorama located in plateau and also encircled by mountain atmosphere with the windblast from Mount Batur. Klungkung Klungkung holds a special place in Bali’s history and culture. As artistic centers, the palaces wherein the Kings of Klungkung and noblemen patronized and developed the styles of music, drama and the fine arts that flourish today.


M 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.

Petulu 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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Kuta - Poppies Lane 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.

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

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.

Lake Bratan - Ulun Danu temple Lovina Lovina Beach is a 12 km 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.

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

Lake Batur

Petulu - Bird Watching

Sangeh Monkey Forest

Nusa Menjangan 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.

Sanur 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’.

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

Seminyak 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).

Nusa Serangan (Turtle Island) 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.

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

Sing Sing Waterfall 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 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.

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

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

Uluwatu - Kecak Dance

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

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Kuta/ Tuban/ Legian

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 mix-bag 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.

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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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 Bali’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 – most of them are blessed with the tranquil view of the ricefields.


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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 Sanur’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. Well-stocked 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.

Jimbaran 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 day’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.


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Ubud

As the home of Bali’s legendary artists, Ubud is all about culture, inspiration, meditation, nature and comfort. The area’s scenic rice fields, villages, art and craft communities, palaces and rivers are probably some of the top reasons that bring people to Bali. For more than a century, Ubud has been the island’s preeminent centre for fine arts, dance and music. Accommodations range from the cheap ones sited in the town’s center to the jet set retreats that sit high up on the edge of green valleys. There are plenty of interesting things on the main streets, but most of the magic of Ubud is hidden away on the backstreets, backwaters and courtyards.


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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.

Nusa Lembongan is one of Bali’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. Lembongan’s white-sand beaches and clear water are just perfect for visiting sun

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.

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The Gilis

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.

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 crystal-clear 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

GILI TERAWANGAN

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.

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