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www.barudibali.com | Issue No.27 | July 01 - July 31, 2010

The Celebration is Back!

Bali Arts Festival Believe it or not

Spirits of the Spiritual Island Guardian of the Balinese Traditions

Island of Super Women Island Information

Reviews

Restaurants

Stories

Shopping

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SHORTCUTS

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TeamŠ s Note

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Typical Bali (Subang)

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Believe It or Not (Spirits of the Spiritual Island)

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In Focus (Bali Arts Festival)

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Explore Bali (True Balinese Experience)

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Up Close (Niko Han)

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Getaway (Pura Kebo Edan)

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The Ten (Ten Traditional Markets)

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Highlights (Bali is My Life)

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Selamat Makan (Queen' s Tandoor)

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Bali Directory

Bali Flash (The Latest Happenings in Paradise)

Quick Question

Feature Story (Island of Super Women)

Venue with a capital V (Baby Belly Indo)

Heart of Bali (BIWA & Mothercare)

Bali Barrels (Uluwatu)

Bali Maps & Information


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A F R IE N BA LIN DLY G IR L I E S E N HE R GLOR IO B A L IN U S E C O S T SE U ME

Welcome to Bali! July shows a good sign for tourism in Bali as more and more tourists start arriving on the island. You may be one of them; if you are, then, “Welcome to Bali!” If this is your first time to Bali and you get all confused about where to go, what to do and see during your stay on the island, then you should visit Explore Bali booth on Oberoi Street (right across Mykonos). Explore Bali helps you pull off your Bali holiday dreams with varieties of captivating activities that assure nothing but maximum

As if Bali has not had enough parties yet, another big happening is currently taking place in Denpasar’s Arts Center, giving residents in the area a loud wake up call with an annual event held: the Bali Arts Festival 2010. Starting from June 12 up to July 10, this 32nd Bali Arts Festival acted as a way of introducing Balinese artistic traditions and culture (see page 22). It’s not a secret that the sensuous Balinese women bewitch a lot of men. Their sexuality remains firmly anchored in Balinese life, expressed in popular folktales, arts, mythologies and mystical rites. Yet, not many know that, behind their glorious outer looks, the Balinese women experience a rather not pretty story in carrying out their duties as a woman bounded by traditions and, most importantly, as the guardian of the traditions themselves. Read further about Balinese women on this issue’s Feature Story (page 30). Our other regular features are still here; therefore, enjoy reading! And enjoy Bali, too!


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BALI FLASH

Sea Sentosa Sunset Cinema The newly established Beyond Events Bali, a Seminyak-based innovative premium events organization, announces its first event for the upcoming high season on the island: Sea Sentosa Sunset Cinema. Ideally situated on the foreshore of Batu Belig, in stylish Seminyak, the Sunset Cinema will operate every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, commencing 2nd July and operating to 30th September 2010. Every day during sunset, the main feature will commence on a giant inflatable screen, projected from a High Definition DVD media system. The cinema will showcase a wide selection of new, classic and Indie release films, also featuring a dedicated family night each week for the kids. Further information can be seen at www.sunsetcinemabali.com. Fabulously Feet® Fabulously Feet® has finally opened its doors in Bali and launched its Franchising concept. Fabulously Feet® aims to be a leader in total foot care and relief and introduces the concept of life experience within its sphere of work. Its philosophy is encompassed in a very simple principle: to take time for foot care, an overused and under cared for part of our body which needs to be attended to. Available packages include ‘on the roll’ quick lunch break while your feet are pampered, tea-time pampering, “cosmo-me” the mocktail and pampering treatment and “island 14

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departure in style”. This last package includes the famed “jet-lag gel”, a foot pressure massage to activate your circulation before a flight. For more information you can visit www.fabulouslyfeet.com.

Tumpek Kandang Balinese Hindu will hold important ceremonies of Tumpek Kandang, a day to honor domesticated animals whose meat is consumed by people for their daily menus. The celebration will fall this coming July 31. Rituals will be held at every farm and family compound and dedicated to Sang Hyang Rare-Angon, master of all cattle and livestock. The rituals express the reciprocal relationship between human being with the animals. When the day comes, cows receive special treatment. In Bali, cows are highly honored because they always assist farmers in plowing their rice field. The cows are washed and dressed-up like human beings, with special cone-shaped spiral of coconut leaf placed on their horns. The pigs are usually decorated, with their bellies wrapped with a white cloth. The live-stocks are then fed with special foods. Prayers are offered and they are sprinkled with rice and holy water.


Temple anniversary celebrations July 6 • Pura Penataran Agung Besakih (the mother temple complex) district of Rendang, Karangasem regency. • Pura Tirta Empul, Tampaksiring village, Gianyar regency. July 21 • Pura Pasek Bendesa Manik Mas, Dukuh Kendran village, district of Tegalalang, Gianyar regency. • Pura Puseh and Pura Desa, Sukawati village, Gianyar regency. • Pura Mrajan Agung, Batuyang village, district of Sukawati, Gianyar regency. July 26 • Pura Gelap, Besakih complex, district of Rendang, Karangasem regency. • Pura Pusering Jagat, Pejeng village, district of Tampaksiring, Gianyar regency. • Pura Candi Gora, Tianyar village, district of Kubu, Karangasem regency.

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T Y P IC A L B A L I

Subang It is said there is never a day in Bali without a ceremony of some kind — both religious and non-religious. In other words, ceremonies for the Balinese are important thus held frequently; and that these ceremonies have become one of the major attractions for tourists visiting the island. Adding a tourism value to these ceremonies is the traditional dress worn by the Balinese women; and out of the many traditional ornaments worn by these women, Subang earrings are one that worth everyone’s attention. These long earrings are among the most delightful, beautifully crafted ornaments of the Balinese women traditional outfit. Made of an alloy with a low-gold content, they are stained red, and decorated with filigree. The filigree decoration is especially delicate and flows in loose, meandering scrolls. Leafy motifs bursting with vitality express ideas about life, energy, human and even agricultural fertility. Anyway, it’s amazing how the Balinese can translate life philosophies into a piece of stunning jewelry. 16

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BELIEVE IT OR NOT

Spirits of the Spiritual Island Bali’s rich cultural heritage and deeply spiritual Hindu population are some of the reasons that make the island an enchanting place to visit; the Balinese colorful events such as temple festivals and even cremation ceremonies are always packed by locals and tourists alike. Some of you reading this story might’ve also attended or witnessed with own eyes one of the many enchanting ceremonies held on the island. Yet, have you ever noticed or at least thought that aside from yourself and the Balinese people attending the ceremony, there are ‘others’ taking part in the event? If you have, that means you are very ‘sensitive’. This is because the other ‘attendees’ are invisible to ordinary human eyes. We’re talking about spirits and other unseen beings. It is something common for the Balinese Hindus to invite other beings to join a ceremony — especially village temple ceremony. However, the presence of spirits during religious rituals is not solely based on ‘invitation’. Ngaben (cremation) is an example when the spirits come to join the ritual without being invited. Yet, different from the village temple ceremonies, the spirits attending ngaben are those still related to the family of the deceased. Yep, family members who have died for years will gather during this particular occasion. In addition, during the ten days period of Galungan-Kuningan the spirits of deified ancestors of the family descend to their former homes. The spirits will dwell in the family temple and therefore must be suitably entertained and welcomed, and prayers and offerings must be made for them. This is why before the day of Galungan comes, the compound of family temple is cleaned. Special offerings are also made for the day of Kuningan, when the spirits leave. Of course there are still many other occasions that the spirits also take part in. But don’t take us the wrong way, because we don’t mean to scare you. In fact, this kind of practice really adds to the point for Bali as one of the leading destinations for spiritual retreats in the world.

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QUICK QUESTION

WHAT IS IT THAT YOU’D LIKE TO SEE AND/OR EXPERIENCE IN BALI?

Josh, UK

Mario, Italy

It’s certainly the colorful Balinese culture.

The dances, the music, the people. Bali is very famous in Italy.

Enrico, Spain I want to see the temple of Tanah Lot as shown on many brochures about Bali in Spain.

Raymond, UK It’s the friendly people of Bali. This is why I prefer to go to the villages instead of spending too much time in Kuta.

Jack, USA I’m here to experience everything that the beautiful nature of Bali has to offer. I’ve tried jungle trekking, mountain cycling, the jeep adventure and many more.

Meredith, Canada I really love Balinese dances and traditions. This is my second visit to the island and I’ve been busy enjoying Bali by visiting the villages. I think I’m in love with Bali.

Helen, France Oh, it’s the fashion. Bali has an amazing selection of very good, tasteful designers. Of course, I also enjoy the culture very much.

Angela, USA This is my first time visiting Bali and it didn’t take long for me to be in love with the island. I’ve never seen such splendid culture like the one Bali has anywhere else.

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IN FOCUS

Bali Arts Festival is Back!

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s if Bali has not had enough parties yet, another big happening is currently taking place in Denpasar’s Arts Center, giving residents in the area a loud wake up call with an annual event held: the Bali Arts Festival 2010. Starting from June 12 up to July 10, this 32nd Bali Arts Festival acted as a way of introducing Balinese artistic traditions and culture. Carrying the theme of “Sudarmala” (signifying a deep contemplative understanding of the conscience), this year’s Bali Arts Festival holds its daily events throughout the entire month, ranging from cultural performances, arts & crafts exhibitions and music. This festival is very big that it attracts not only locals, but also tourists from their holiday comfort zones in Kuta and Seminyak.

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Amongst the performances listed on the schedule were Legong, Gambuh, Kecak, Barong, Baris, Mask dances and the like. However, the Balinese traditions and culture were not alone featured; the festival was also introducing other Indonesia’s rich traditions and cultures from Jakarta, West Java, Central Java, East Java, Jogjakarta and Banten. Arts groups that hail from the US, Japan, Korea, India, Sweden, Belgium and Canada also appear to take part in this year’s Bali Arts Festival. The event always takes place when the school holiday is on the way to attract students to involve and actively take part in the Bali’s biggest festival as performers, competitors or just visitors. This festival is indeed a positive influence for students and people in general. Other events organized like international cartoon exhibitions and commercial activities — night market and funfair — were making the festival even a lot merrier that it literally made the whole of Bali came to the city. At night times, thousands of people were swarming the Arts Center area to have a bite from any of the hundreds of local food stalls joining the festivity. The funfair was another big attraction on the event where parents and their children were having laughter and making noises at the many rides provided, like the Ferris wheel and bumper cars. Caricatures were also on standby at the cartoon exhibitions. Many visitors used this opportunity to have themselves drawn on a t-shirt. The skillful hands of the caricatures would then scratch on the t-shirt not only with a picture of the customer, but also with a personalized message. The festival was also turning the traffic around Arts Center into the one similar in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta. Hours-long jamming on the surrounding roads proved that this event was a great spectacle and that Balinese traditions and culture remained as great appeals for tourism. To see daily schedule of Bali Arts Festival 2010, you can visit www.baliartsfestival.com or go directly to the Art Center in Jl. Nusa Indah, Denpasar.


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A True Balinese Experience

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ewarded as one of the most visited holiday destinations in the world, Bali is home of countless irresistible charms that radiate through its smoking volcanoes, stepped rice fields, remote beaches, towering cliffs and the majestic thousand-year-old temples. Of course, to enjoy the real beauty of Bali you need to go off the beaten path, away from the center of the island’s tourist hustle and bustle. This way, you will be able to have a true Balinese experience; and A True Balinese Experience is just the right name to help you do it. A True Balinese Experience is Bali’s leading adventure company that was established in 1995 to provide soft adventures with the highest international standards of safety, training and conservation. The company began as Ayung River Rafting — the island’s 1st locally owned rafting company — that offers the Ayung River’s longest white water adventure, jungle trekking and mountain biking. Mountain biking is offered in the stunning local village (can be combined with rafting) and the exciting Kintamani Volcano and Jatiluwih Rice Paddy rides. In 2001, Bali Horse Riding joined the stable, and with over 20 horses and beautiful beaches to ride them on, became an instant success. In 2004, working with the Government in aid of elephant conservation, Bali Elephant Camp was established to help care for and

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promote the plight of Sumatran elephants. Bali Elephant Camp has nine Sumatran elephants, who along with their ‘mahouts’ (carers) have become ambassadors for their brothers and sisters in Sumatra. Come and ride one today — our friends in conservation say we have some of the healthiest, happiest elephants they’ve ever seen! All of the adventures are offered in one location; and the best of all from being a Balinese-owned company is that the place is sited in their own Balinese village. The reliable and friendly staff will welcome you to their home; and with a long history of experience in adventure, you can be assured of a quality, value for money experience. Children are welcome and we can also provide extra care for people with special needs. A True Balinese Experience is located just north of Sangeh Monkey Forest, across the river from Ubud in the village of Carang Sari. It’s a scenic drive passing through lots of local life. To learn more about A True Balinese Experience you can visit our Explore Bali booth in Jl. Laksmana/Oberoi (right across Mykonos restaurant - Seminyak).


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UP CLOSE

Niko Han

A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

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t’s not a doubt that Niko Han is one of the best Brazilian JiuJitsu Black Belts in Asia, if not in the world. His impressive list of international achievements states it clear that this GermanIndonesian guy is not someone you want to mess around with, especially since he masters the best, most efficient grappling techniques. Finding his home in Bali after years of gaining knowledge on the martial art and earning medals from competitions abroad, Niko established the Synergy Jiu-Jitsu Academy (based on the island) and founded the Indonesian Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation in Indonesia. His Bali days are currently packed with expanding the teachings of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu through his academy. Niko is now a familiar face around Seminyak area; so if you happen to come across him on the road, saying “hi” will certainly not hurt. Anyway, The Mag caught up with Niko in Dojo Aora (Nakula St., Seminyak) on the sideline of his regular class. Can you tell us how you became involved in martial arts and why you chose Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? I’ve been involved in martial arts since I was on the first grade, when I joined the school martial arts program. After that first start, I’ve done several other disciplines from Judo, Traditional Japanese Jiu-Jitsu to Kung Fu before finally focusing on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Anyway, I began CONTINUES TO PAGE 28

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I believe that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu keeps you younger and helps you live a longer, healthier life

to train Jiu-Jitsu in 1996 at Rickson Gracie’s academy in Los Angeles and received my blue belt from the academy a year later. I then continued training at the Beverly Hills Jiu-Jitsu Club in Los Angeles, California under Marc Laimon, Ethan Milius and Marcus Vinicius, in December 1998. I received my purple belt from Marcus Vinicius in 2000. In 2001 I began teaching the Brazilian jiu-jitsu classes at UCLA, and at the same time took up boxing at the L.A. Boxing Gym and Bill Slayton’s Broadway Boxing Gym in Los Angeles. In August 2002, I made the move to Las Vegas, where I also continued boxing. Now I have permanently returned to Indonesia to teach the art of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) and Mixed Martial Arts. 28

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What was it about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that motivated you so much? It’s the philosophical and mental components of the martial art that include all-encompassing awareness, in which a practitioner is ready for anything, at any time. On the non-self defense aspect, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is good for various reasons such as to build respect, self esteem and self control. I believe that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu keeps you younger and helps you live a longer, healthier life. What are the key characteristics about Brazilian JiuJitsu, how do they differ from other martial arts? Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu teaches you the most effective self-defense techniques in a real life-threatening situation, enables you to learn techniques specifically designed to defeat bigger, stronger and more powerful aggressor. Aside from that, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu also teaches you how to defend yourself on the ground using battletested techniques to gain a strategic advantage during an attack, and the spontaneity that allows immediate actions without a conscious thought. In short, the martial art trains you to build potential for an effective action. No other martial art has approached real streetcombat like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has.


What are some of your key achievements in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in both competition and other areas? Well, I’ve won some medals from several competitions such as: • Gold medal at the South-East Asian Gi Absolute Grappling Games (March 17, 2007) • Gold medal at the South-East Asian Gi Grappling Games (March 17, 2007) • Bronze medal at the South-East Asian No-Gi Grappling Games (March 17, 2007) • Gold medal at the Desert Quest 4, 8-Man Superfight Tournament (February 15, 2003) • Silver medal at the Grapplers Quest West 3 (November 16, 2002) • Gold medal at the Pan American Submission Wrestling Open (July 28, 2001) • Silver medal at the Bad Boy Submission Open (May 9, 1998) • Silver medal at the Machado No-Gi Championship (September 30, 2000) • Silver medal at Rickson Gracie’s International Jiu-Jitsu Championship (August 31, 1997) • Gold medal at Joe Moreira’s De Brasil Championship (June 1, 1997)

Aside from the medals, I have been organizing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission Grappling and Mixed Martial Art events and seminars throughout the nation since 2005. It’s thrilling to learn that people in Indonesia are now becoming more aware of these martial arts. Niko Han Phone: +62 856 180 8804 nikohan@gmail.com | synergyjiujitsu.com

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Guardian of Balinese Traditions

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FEATURE STORY

It’s not a secret that the sensuous Balinese women bewitch a lot of men. Their sexuality remains firmly anchored in Balinese life, expressed in popular folktales, arts, mythologies and mystical rites. Yet, not many know that, behind their glorious outer looks, the Balinese women experience a rather not pretty story in carrying out their duties as a woman bounded by traditions and, most importantly, as the guardian of the traditions themselves.

alinese women have somewhat became a trademark for Bali’s tourism industry. Glorious images of their strength, sensuality and elegance ornament every hotel brochure, coffee table book and postcard. Women participate in gorgeous pageantry of Balinese ritual, gracefully balancing tower of handcrafted offerings on their heads. They dance for the gods at the temple festivals, dressed in glorious costumes that show off their legendary beauty. Far from being secluded by tradition, the Balinese women can be seen working in the fields or at construction sites, buying and selling at the marketplace, and driving motorbikes all around the island. The Balinese women are responsible for maintaining much of the Balinese ritual glory, which is so often immortalized in tourist snapshots. While men prepare certain ceremonial food, build cremation towers and march in ritual processions, the women are in charge of everything else. They direct family ceremonies and spend many hours a day crafting the offerings to the gods needed for daily devotions, holidays and life cycle rituals. The praise these women receive as ‘guardians of Balinese traditions’ often comes at the cost of aching backs and sore fingers. THE MAG ISSUE 27

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The Balinese women are responsible for maintaining much of the Balinese ritual glory, which is so often immortalized in tourist snapshots. The Balinese wives handle money matters, paying food or school fees, or doling out cigarette money or cockfighting fund to their husbands. This, however, is hardly experienced as a privilege. Men reserve the right to approve major expenses — or to put the family’s motorbike at stake at a cockfight event. And Balinese women who work, no matter how prestigious their degrees or how high their wages, are still expected to be responsible for all that goes on in the household. Before Bali became a tourist destination, Balinese women bodies were no big secrets. For the sensual way of the day was to wrap themselves tightly in a sarong, leaving their breasts bare. But today, modernity has requested these women to cover their breasts from the pornographic focus of foreign cameras. Even so, sexuality remained firmly anchored in Balinese life, expressed in popular folktales, arts, mythologies and mystical rites. It’s not a secret that the sensuous Balinese women bewitch a lot of men. For those who get bewitched and finally hooked, consider yourselves for being so fortunate because these women will serve their men with gentle grace. In Balinese society, descent status and inheritance are traced through the male line. While a high-caste man can marry anyone he pleases, a woman may only marry someone

of at least the same standing or risk from becoming a social outcast. Arranged marriage is no longer common, thus a Balinese woman must choose wisely; because once she is married, it’s extremely difficult for her to turn back. Should she divorce, her husband’s family keeps her children and the property acquired during the marriage. Unlike customary law, the national law gives women the right to a share of marital property; hence, the Balinese men make sure their divorce is handled by the village authorities rather than in a civil court. Thus, a lot of Balinese women will go to extraordinary length to avoid a divorce or any related ‘shame’. CONTINUES TO PAGE 34

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Modernity has created a widening gap between the “career women” who can afford to hire a maid, and the traditional women who devote their lives to their family and the gods.

The good news is that things are now changing a bit for the Balinese women, especially those in urban areas. Many Balinese families become more aware of the need to educate and respect their daughters. Yep, today we have Balinese women doctors, lawyers, professors etc. In addition, all Balinese children of both sexes are now required to attend elementary school; and the numbers of girls continuing their studies to the middle and high schools are rising. The higher education level has also affecting the drastically lowering number of men with more than one wife, and polygamy, once glorious, is now often judged backwards. Balinese women with wealth can now open their own bank accounts to save against the possibility of divorce. Several local organizations are now offering supports for the Balinese women seeking divorce in civil courts.

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Unfortunately, a coin is two-sided. Yep, the Balinese women still need to face new trials. For every Balinese woman who works, the responsibilities to make, as an example, ritual offerings is disturbed in a way. Modernity has created a widening gap between the “career women” who can afford to hire a maid, and the traditional women who devote their lives to their family and the gods. Even tourism has sometimes made a Balinese woman’s life even more stressful. The pressure many Balinese women feel to conserve traditions in the face of foreign influence means that the ritual calendar has become a lot busier, requiring additional labor from the women.


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GETAWAY

Something’s Bothering at Temple of Mad Buffalo

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Hearing the name might make you fantasize about being in a temple full of mad buffalos with puffs of air coming out of their noses. We don’t mean to disappoint you, but not a single buffalo will be seen in and around the temple compound. The name itself, Temple of Mad Buffalo, is a loose translation of a temple (Pura) whose name is taken after the name of one of the most legendary ancient local figures Kebo Edan. Anyway, something else in this temple is so alluring that it caused a huge problem in the past. By the way, we mean it when we say HUGE!

Pura Kebo Edan is decorated by quite a number of hundreds-year-old statues; yet, of all these old artifacts, the Ciwa Bhairawa statue (representation of God Shiva) is probably the most appealing one. Certainly, Bali is home to countless statues (old and new); what is it that makes this particular one so special? Well, this is because Ciwa Bhairawa is shaped to have all the important aspects of a male human body – this includes the penis. Of course, a penis is not a big deal; but six penises on one body? Now that’s a problem!


Being a Balinese Hindu temple, Pura Kebon Edan has been a place of worship for centuries now. However, the presence of these six ‘muscles’ created quite a controversy since they made every pair eyes focusing at the you-know-what, you-know-where instead of really praying. The women patrons were certainly the ones got affected the most. But this doesn’t mean that the men were not ‘victimized’ as the size of the thing made them wished that they had it – just one, not the six of them. Again, the envious stare of the men towards the statue was altering the primary function of the temple as a place of worship. For sure, a lot Balinese Hindus went to Pura Kebo Edan; sadly, the big number coming did only little praying, if not at all. This is why the statue is now covered with a checked cloth as a skirt. A lot Balinese Hindus are still paying homage to the temple now and then (only a little number of tourists, though) and, this time, they’re there solely for religious and spiritual purposes. Finally! Pura Kebo Edan is located in Pejeng Village, Tampaksiring. If you’re coming from Goa Gajah direction, the temple is located on your left-hand side (roadside) way before Gunung Kawi. THE MAG ISSUE 27

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Ten Traditional Markets

Badung Market

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fter soaking up the Bali sun and satisfying your thirst for adventure by exploring the island, then it’s time to go back home to take on the world again. But wait, what about souvenirs for your loved ones? Your journey to Bali won’t be complete without traditional homemade souvenirs, right? Of course, the best place to buy everything homemade is the traditional market. Even if you don’t intend to buy anything, a visit to a traditional market always provides a fascinating insight into the culture of the “Real Bali”.

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Badung Market This 24-hour traditional market is located on Jl. Gajah Mada, Denpasar, across the Kumbasari Market, separated by the Badung River. This largest and oldest market in Bali provides such local needs as fruits and meats, groceries, spices, clothes, textiles, and many more. Apart from consumables, one can also find beetle leaves which are used in Balinese Hindu prayers, as well as fabrics and household supplies. Although it is rather unclean, this tent market attracts many local shoppers and wholesalers for its completeness and competitive prices. The peak hour is in the afternoon, when the big transaction occurs.

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Kumbasari Market Kumbasari Market is located on Jl. Gajah Mada, Denpasar, near the Badung River. This traditional, non-air-conditioned market offers an interesting overview of an Indonesian market. In the basement, you will find the traditional market and lots of traditional kitchen crafts made out of woven bamboo on the first floor. The second floor provides spices and dried goods as well as a wide variety of Balinese printed batik, Balinese and Javanese hand-woven textiles and various batik textiles at reasonable prices, while the household wares and clothing can be found on the third floor.

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Kuta Art Market Situated close to the Kuta Beach on Jl. Bakung Sari, Kuta Art Market has a large number of shops selling a wide variety of merchandises including sarongs, clothes, shoes, jewelries, handicrafts, leather goods, and furniture. You can find some good pieces if you look carefully and have a huge bargaining power.

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Sanur Art Market Located on Jl. Danau Tamblingan, Sanur Art Market has a more relaxed atmosphere and is less crowded than Kuta. This art market has an interesting variety of shops selling a wide range of merchandises such as sarongs, woodcarvings, and other handicrafts. It is also surrounded by lots of nice restaurants.

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Sukawati Art Market Sukawati Art Market is located on Jl. Raya Sukawati, Gianyar, across the Sukawati Traditional Market. Set in a new two-story building, the art market sells a wide variety of merchandises, ranging from statues to dance costumes, all at reasonable prices. A large variety of woven baskets can be found here along with Balinese ceremonial items made from colorful prada (gold painted cloth).

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Batubulan Market Batubulan Market, situated at the border of Denpasar and Gianyar, is the home of stone sculptures. You will find various kinds of style here, from traditional to modern, small to large. Traditionally, stone sculptures carved from soft paras (volcanic rock) were used to decorate temples and palaces but recently they are sold for export as well. The craftsmen practically can make anything you request from small to large sculptures.

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Candi Kuning Market Located in Bedugul, Candi Kuning Market provides fresh fruits, vegetables, spices, and such exotic flowers as delicate orchids and roses, creating an array of wonderful colors. Spices include nutmeg, pepper, paprika and turmeric. A wide variety of fresh fruit and vegetables can be found here, as well as jeruk bali (pomelo) and durian.

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Galiran Market Galiran Market, Klungkung is known as the central market of Eastern Bali, because of its agricultural commodities from Karangasem, Bangli and Gianyar are mostly sold here. Before 1974, Klungkung traditional market was situated in the heart of Semarapura city. In accordance with the development of commercial activities, the market was moved to Galiran Village, 2 hours drive to the south. It was renovated to a three-story building, providing handicrafts, artworks, traditional fabrics and many more. The most crowded market day falls every three days on pasah (a three-day week based on Balinese calendar).

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In 1994, the market area was extended to 3 hectares which consists of 14 building blocks each selling different goods. Block A, B and C sell consumer products. Block D and E are specialized in agricultural products, block F for vegetables. Food and beverages and various fruits are available at block G and H. While, block J and I sell various cattle and pottery handicrafts whilst baskets and salt can be found at block K. Block L and M sell meat and sugar, and block N for cakes and plaits.

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Kreneng Market Kreneng market is located on Kamboja Street, East Denpasar, about 3 km from the city center. Daily commodities at reasonable prices can be found in this market. At night, it becomes a night bazaar where various kinds of traditional foods at reasonable prices are also available.

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Kreneng Market is also the terminal of mini buses. These mini buses are called ‘bemo’, public transportations which have routes around Denpasar area.

Ubud Market Ubud is known as the cultural center of Bali and as a land of artists. Located on Jl. Raya Ubud, Ubud Market has kept much of its traditional charms, with squatting Balinese sellers haggling loudly among spices and vegetables. The market also sells handicrafts which mostly were made in the neighboring villages of Mas, Tegalalang, and more.

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Bali International Women’s Association (BIWA) is a non-religious, non-political and non-profit organization devoted primarily to the welfare of women and children in Bali. Members include Indonesians as well as expatriates representing 28 countries. It is a forum for exchanging ideas, fostering friendship and understanding between women of different nationalities, as well as having a good time while fund-raising to support many social welfare projects.

BIWA was founded on an informal basis in 1974 in response to a famine crisis in Bali, when the original BIWA members organized their first successful charity fundraiser. Since then BIWA has become very highly regarded for its work in supporting the Balinese community. Now, 35 years later, BIWA social welfare efforts encompass women’s and children’s health and education, financial and medical assistance to the underprivileged, education and assistance for HIV/AIDS prevention and rehabilitation programs as well as environmental projects and environmental education. Sponsorship enables BIWA to address and to provide basic dental health


Aims of BIWA service and educational programs to many of the underprivileged who suffer economic hardship in Bali. The organization also holds an annual event called the Pink Ribbon Walk to raise fund to support its Breast Cancer Project. In order to do this, BIWA is working together with Mothercare, the world-famous parenting and children’s retail chain that will sell Pink Ribbon merchandise where proceeds will be donated to the 2010 Pink Ribbon Walk, organized by BIWA. To further promote this campaign, Mothercare will be donating IDR 10,000 to the Pink Ribbon Program for every purchase of Mothercare nursing or support bra for the next three months. “I wish to express my sincerest thanks and gratitude to Mothercare for supporting and promoting the Bali Pink Ribbon Walk. Their support represents a milestone in the process of elevating awareness amongst women in Bali not just because of Mothercare’s international reach and outstanding global reputation for the quality of its products, but also because Mothercare’s customer network is closely associated with the network of women to whom the Pink Ribbon Walk is trying to extend a helping hand,” says breast cancer survivor, Ms. Gaye Warrens, extending her appreciation to Mothercare.

* Unite its members for strengthening friendship and mutual understanding. * Raise funds to carry out social welfare projects. * Contribute to awareness and improvement of conditions for less privileged people. * Promote and sponsor the cause of education. * Support other foundations such as orphanages, schools etc.

BIWA fulfils its aims by: * Holding membership meetings. * Organizing educational, cultural and other social events. * Planning member activities based on shared interests. * Initiating activities for the purpose of raising funds for social welfare projects. * Providing education and awareness programs for health and other social issues * Overseeing welfare projects undertaken * E-mailing a monthly e-magazine (E-Communiqué)

BIWA President, Melly St. Ange, when visiting Kerobokan Penitentiary as a part of BIWA programs

BIWA welcomes any form of donation to support its programs. To find out more about BIWA, you can send an email to info@biwa-bali.org or contact +62 361 288 686. Open from Monday to Friday 09.00 – 17.00 hrs.

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HIGHLIGHTS

Bali is My Life The longer one stays on the island, the more one is impressed by the many exquisite sights and the scores of talented and charming people one encounters. Yes, it has been widely known that the Balinese people with their genuinely smiling faces are warm and friendly and that they will go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. When you ask anyone who has visited Bali, “What’s the best thing about Bali?” Their response is usually the same: the people. Whether it’s a 30-second chat with the waiter at breakfast or a 3-hour surf lesson discovering the hip phrases of surfing language, the Balinese’s warmth, charm and friendliness shine through leaving you feeling refreshed and wanting more. And more is their waiting for you, with a wealth of interesting characters eager to show you: colorful temple ceremonies, endless 46

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beaches at sunset, dramatic misty volcanoes, terraced rice fields under the dappled light of coconut trees, candle lit fine dining, charming villages, pulsating nightlife and pounding surf — just for starters. Based on the knowledge that Bali’s brand equity is squarely founded on the island’s culture and the warm welcome traditionally extended to visitors by the Balinese, the Bali Hotel Association (BHA) re-launched the Bali is My Life campaign as one of the many promotions for Bali. After the success of its previous characters, Bali Is My Life brings to life new characters depicting the existence of Bali to complement the theme, consisting of the princess, the stone carver, the Kecak dancer, the architect, the warung owner and the rafter. The documentary movie shows scenes of the Balinese characters in their normal course of life, with their talents, dedication and skills forming the core of the tourism industries in Bali. So when you think about your next holiday to Bali, think about making friends with the people!


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Those of us who enjoy Indian food know that the fares served up in Queen’s Tandoor are some of the best. Of course, words have been spreading about how the Queen’s Tandoor is no ordinary Indian restaurant — especially since it’s been in the island for six years now. The interior is tastefully decorated, with lots of wood and open space, and there’s some soft music going on in the background instead of the usual cheesy pop so common in the typical Indian restaurant. In Seminyak packed with international flavors, Queen’s Tandoor is one of the neighborhood most favored restaurants.


Fish Sizzler with Mira Sauce

I already have a favorite Indian beverage; so during my recent visit there, I asked the friendly staff to firstly deliver to my table. This cool and creamy drink of churned yogurt is rural Punjab’s favorite appetizer served either sweet or salty; I had it sweet, and it tasted wonderful even from the very first sip. The yogurt in Lassi is home-made and only to be used two to three days to keep up with the quality. Dishes in Queen’s Tandoor focus on North Indian cuisines — milder and more popular if compared with the ones from the south. Anyway, I was impressed by the artful presentation of the fares and certainly by their exotic tastes; though I have to confess that I was pretty nervous since I chose the dishes on whim because of their intriguing names. The fish sizzler with mira sauce (black pepper and hot chili) was splendid. Dear lord, my taste buds did cartwheels of ecstasy as soft slices of the fish melts in my mouth. With great effort, I resisted the urge to lick the plate. The Nargis Chicken Kofta (egg coated with minced meat and cooked with special masala) was another splendid creation that entertains anyone’s tongue; even those who aren’t familiar with Indian food will find it easy to love the dish. The next cuisine I picked out of the menu, the Paneer Hot Bowl Rice (with butter and pasanda sauces), was a bit challenging for it was thick of Indian spices. The taste was undoubtedly delicious and, how grateful I was, it didn’t cause me any stomach upset.

Nargis Chicken Kofta

If you’re an Indian food craver, then it’s highly recommended that you go to Queen’s Tandoor to satisfy your craving. The restaurant’s Indian chefs, imported Indian chilies and spices, imported Indian know-how, all go to making food that is traditionally Indian! To take the culinary experience into the next level, Queen’s Tandoor will soon launch the smart phone home delivery – the first in the country. This is certainly good news because the method will make it even more convenient for Blackberry users to make their orders. The software is currently on testing phase and predicted to be ready by end of July.

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Bali Barrels by Alissa Uluwatu Even though it is still raining, the surf season seems to have started with some good swells. Uluwatu has been offering some great waves the last few weeks. This left-hander is a swell magnet, which works on all conditions. It’s considered one of the best waves in the world and the most famous wave in Bali. May-Oct (Dry Season) is the best time of year for this break. The best wind direction is from the southeast, the best swell direction from the southwest. The waves used to only be reached from the south side, after climbing down the steep hill - now there is convenient parking, comfortable staircases and the cliff side is littered with warungs. Many surf movies have been filmed here and everybody talks about the cave you have to conquer when you get in and out of the water. On a big swell and higher tide, the currents are very strong and if you miss the cave but get dragged passed it, you have to paddle back passed the line up and try again. Not fun if you’re tired and have been dragged over the reef. In short, beginners should surf elsewhere (unless the waves are tiny and its high tide), experienced surfers will find world class barreling waves. There is always some swell at Uluwatu, if it’s flat there it’s flat everywhere. Its reliability also attracts the crowds though. The spot consist of several waves, which work on different swells and tides. There is ‘the Peak’ in front of the cave, which is best at mid and high tide and tends to close out at low tide. This wave is the most consistent of all 50

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the waves and is short, powerful and barreling. The peak can hold up to 8 ft. and is the most crowded section. Another part of Uluwatu is ‘Racetracks’ just down from the peak. This is a very fast wave which works better on a low tide and on a bigger swell. Its hollow and shallow, the take off is fast but it has got a great barreling section. On the right tide and the right swell, The Peak can connect with Racetracks, offering you a long hollow ride. When there is at least a 6ft swell running, you can surf the real Uluwatu, ‘Inside corner’ and ‘outside corner’: inside corner is best on a mid and low tide. The take off is quite easy and the final bowl turns into a tube, you need to race the first section to make it in and out. Outside corner is the reason the wave is as famous as it is. It only works on very big swells and the lower the tide the better the wave. You need a gun and a lot of paddling power, as there is a lot of water moving here. The wall is long and the tubes very big! It’s definitely one of the best, most beautiful waves in Bali. ‘Temples’ is the wave furthest to the south and is usually a bit less crowded but can get very nice and hollow also. This wave also has two sections: ‘outside temple’ and ‘bombies’, which work better depending on swell and tide. If you feel like a little bit of culture besides the surf experience, the Uluwatu temple is well worth a visit. Its located at the most southern point of Bali, near the surf break. This temple is very unique because it is located on the edge of a ravine, looking out into the Indian Ocean. There are hundreds of

cheeky monkeys living in this temple so watch out for your belongings. All in all, Uluwatu is a magical spot; not only can you experience world class waves, it is also an opportunity to taste the true surf spirit - you overlook the deep blue powerful ocean from the cliff surrounding by fellow surf lovers. The vibe is mellow and it feels like the true surf spirit in Bali surrounds you. There is nothing better then eating good food, getting a massage and drinking a cold Bintang at sunset after an amazing surf at one of the best reef breaks in the world.

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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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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 Bugils Bali Café & Restaurant Jl. Dewi Sartika No. 1-BB (Tuban) Phone: +62 361 758 322 www.barudibali.com/bugils-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 Middle-Eastern Restaurant Khaima Moroccan Restaurant, Lounge & Bar Jl. Laksmana (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 742 3925 www.barudibali.com/khaima Passargad Persian Restaurant & Sisha Café Jl. Dhyana Pura No. 3 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 738 857 www.barudibali.com/passargad Mexican Restaurant TJ’s California-Mexican Bar Restaurant Gg. Poppies I (Kuta) Phone: +62 361 751 093 www.barudibali.com/tj-s French Restaurant Atelier 13 French Cuisine Jl. Kunti No. 7 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 733 671 www.barudibali.com/atelier-13

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Bali Joe Gay Nightlife Destination Jl. Dhyana Pura (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 730 931 www.barudibali.com/bali-joe

Atlantis International Five Star Dive Center Jl. By Pass Ngurah No. 350 (Sanur) Phone: +62 361 284 312 www.barudibali.com/atlantis-international

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Villa Coco Affordable Private Villas Jl. Double Six, Gg. Villa Coco (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 730 736 www.barudibali.com/villa-coco 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 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

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

CARGO SKR Express Domestic Transportation Service Jl. Teuku Umar No. 80 (Denpasar) Phone: +62 361 221 186 www.barudibali.com/skr-express FASHION & JEWELRY Becik Boutique Boutique and Mini Bar Jl. Dhyana Pura No. 4-X (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 737 816 www.barudibali.com/becik Scandi Contemporary Jewelry Jl. Raya Seminyak No. 26 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 733 446 www.barudibali.com/scandi 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 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

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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

Wongayagede

Asahduren

Pekutatan

Culik

Amed

Menanga

B A D U N G

Mendoyo

TA B A N A N

Buruan Wanasari

Antosari

Tabanan

Bajra

Pujung

Tampaksiring

Tegalalang

G I A NPejeng Ubud Y A Bedulu R

Mengwi

Batuan Sukawati Celuk Batubulan

Sempidi Ubung

KARANGASEM

Bangli

Seminyak

Tenganan

Klungkung Padang Bai

Gianyar

KLUNGKUNG

D E N PA S A R Renon Pedungan

Sanur

Jungut Batu

Toya Pakeh Sampalan

Kuta

Sakenan Benoa

Jimbaran

Pecatu

Mumbul Ungasan

Penida

Peed

Serangan

Benoa

Kedonganan

Uluwatu

Goa Lawah Kusamba

Lebih

Legian

Uluwatu

Seraya

Ujung Tamanbali

Denpasar

Kerobokan Canggu

Nusa Dua

Lempuyang

Amlapura

Sidemen

Blahbatuh Beraban

Selat

Rendang

Payangan

Taman Ayun

Tanah Lot

Bunutan

Tirta Empul

Batu Madan

Candi Dasa


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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.

Denpasar - War Monument

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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.

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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

Bali Information

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 Terawangan, 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; Terawangan is known as the party scene, Meno is very mellow (perfect for honeymooners) and Air’s ambiance falls somewhere

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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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THE MAG - Baru di Bali Magazine - Edition 27 -July 2010