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11 Bali Flash The Latest Happenings in Paradise 14 Typical Bali Bali’s Urban Kitchen 16 Believe it or Not The Princess’ Tomb 18 A View from the Curbside Think Differently, Everyone Else Does Here 20 Explore Bali Underwater 22 In Focus Kuta Karnival Revisited 24 Up Close It’s Been a Hard Day’s Work (Ibu Oka) 26 Selamat Makan The Bearer of (Contemporary) Tradition (Chinoiserie) 6
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28 Feature Story Culinary Bali—A Never Ending Feast 34 The Ten 10 Meaningful Souvenirs to Take Home with You 38 Bali Faves Reina & Roses Dress 40 Heart of Bali Social Entrepreneurs (Mitra Bali) 44 Venues Warisan Restaurant & Bar 46 Bali Business A Model’s Journey to the Other End of the Fashion Industry (Reina & Roses) 48 Selamat Makan 27 Years Young (TJ’s) 50 Bali Barrels 52 Bali Information, Directory and Maps 76 The Gilis Review Ask the Experts: What Visitors Say about The Gili Islands
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One of the best example of Bali’s long culinary journey. TJ’s: 27 Years Young ◆ Kuta Karnival Revisited ◆ Ibu Oka: It’s Been a Hard Day’s Work ◆ The Island of Never Ending Feast
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The Bus has Arrived! The protracted Trans Sarbagita public transportation line is finally ready for business with launch in late August! 15 buses with 33-seat capacity have been acquired by the central government in July to serve routes within the Badung, Bangli, Gianyar and Tabanan regencies. The idea to develop public transportation in the most congested areas has been hailed as the most viable solution to the deteriorating traffic situation in the south Bali region. Unfortunately the public transportation plan has been slow to materialize while private vehicle ownership in Bali has been rising consistently. The operation of Trans Sarbagita is focused on changing the public’s mode of travel by providing timely, comfortable and affordable public transportation for residents of the four regencies. A trip on the Trans Sarbagita bus costs Rp 3,500 (Rp 2,500 for students). ■
Remaining Bali Bomb Suspect To Face Trial in Indonesia Pakistan has extradited an important suspect of the 2002 Bali bombings to Indonesia in August. Umar Patek, believed to have been involved in masterminding the terror almost a decade ago, was according to Pakistani officials arrested in the town where Osama bin Laden was recently killed. “He’s a very important suspect. It’s hard to rank him but you can say he’s a big fish,” admits Indonesia’s counter-terrorism agency chief Ansyaad Mbai to AFP, adding that Patek has confessed to involvement in both the Bali bombing and other attacks. Officials said that although Patek’s alleged crimes were committed before the Southeast Asian tough anti-terrorism law was passed, he could still be charged with murder and possibly face the death penalty. Indonesian police killed another terrorist, Dulmatin, last year and three of his Bali accomplices were executed by firing squad in 2008. The Bali attack was the work of al Qaeda-linked regional extremist group Jemaah Islamiyah, and Indonesian officials are hoping Patek will provide valuable information on JI and other Southeast Asian terror networks. “From the very beginning his links were with Jemaah Islamiyah, which we know is linked to al Qaeda,” Mbai said, adding that Patek was being cooperative. ■
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2011 Summer Arrival Benefits Economy Bali’s economy rises as the second quarter Regional Gross Domestic Product came out 2.17% higher than that of the first quarter. The increase contributes to a 6.22% economic growth in the first semester of 2011. All economic sectors are said to contribute to the growth particularly tourist arrivals, mining and international exchange rates. ■
Balinese send out ‘Pray and Love for Japan’ 700 participants of “Pray and Love for Japan” held in the Bhagawan Park, Tanjung Benoa on August 20, 2011 send their message of love and solidarity to the people of Japan. The event includes video screening of the aftermath of 2011 Tsunami and earthquake followed by mass prayer for the victims. The program is held to extend sympathy and encouragement from the people of Indonesia to the people of Japan. The program coordinator, on behalf of all participants and many more through out the country, hopes that their gesture could reach young people of Japan in their effort to re-build the country. ■
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Baby Spa Attracts Growing Interest From Parents Baby pampering reaches new heights with more spas opened for infants, offering traditional massage treatment for the wee clients. The method will only gain more popularity, according to a spa owner, as a number of medical researches confirm it can improve baby’s health. After regular treatment, babies can enjoy healthy growth as indicated by weight increase, enhanced immune system and reduced stress, which will help them sleep better. Treatment is intended for healthy infants but premature babies are encouraged to come in for 30-minute massage that can increase their weight. ■
Bali’s Urban Kitchen
The best original local dishes are likely to be found on a roadside pavement, and possibly prepared by somebody who doesn’t have much training in cooking.
Selling food on the street is originally viewed as one of the only few options for poor villagers to make their living outside of their hometowns. Equipped with no more than willingness to work hard and a sense of authentic regional flavor they flock to big cities like Denpasar to feed off the urban penchant for dining on street curbs.
Some of the best fried rice in Bali is served at a roadside stand by Manto, a 17 year-old migrant from Central Java. “An expatriate from Jakarta told me that I make really good fried rice.” he claims and goes on to reminisce of the night he made one foreign patron very happy - and very full.
At some point, some street food vendors manage to serve better tasting food for the same amount of money than the next guy. And the opportunity to take their business to the next level presents itself. A number of successful local restaurants in Bali today started out as lowly roadside enterprises during the 70’s and 80’s.
Testimonies such as that told by Manto are actually quite common. Roadside food stalls have been known to serve some of the most delectable local cuisine at very low prices. How roadside chefs like Manto come up with their masterpieces can be quite a revelation.
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to pay family debts—anything but to become a successful restaurateur. Nevertheless, the modest ambition level doesn’t keep them from serving the best food that they can make. On the other hand, limited resources prompt the roadside chefs to stick to the basics, making the dishes taste close to those in their respective hometowns. Adjustments, let alone a complete overhaul, is unnecessary, as they don’t originally look to cater to foreigners or food critics. This attitude, perhaps unintentionally, contributes to the street food of Bali being quite unpretentious. The roadside chefs are merely preparing the kind of food that they themselves would eat (which they do when business is slow). It’s the flavor of home, to where they will return someday, cash in hand, to fix their dilapidated houses, or as in Manto’s case, to marry his childhood sweetheart.
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Believe It or not
The Princess’ Tomb Many trees are considered sacred in Bali but there’s only one that bears a tragic story about an untimely demise of a princess of a great kingdom in Denpasar. TEXT ERIC IMAGE AGUS
Jro I Made Puger spends a bigger part of his life taking care of the graveyard of Raden Ayu Siti Khotijah in the center of Denpasar. He knows every nook and crevice in the cemetery complex. Yet the 12-meter-tall tree that grows on the late princess’ tomb. The tree’s name is unknown since the time of his grandfather, from whom Puger inherited his job. Puger’s grandfather had made three attempts to get rid of the tree, but after every single time, it kept re-emerge from inside the tomb. Eventually, after a mystical revelation, the tree is being 16
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preserved right where it emerged until today as a memorial of princess Siti Khotijah’s devotion to her religion and people. Raden Ayu Siti Khotijah was born around the later part of the 19th century as Gusti Ayu Made Rai, a princess in the house of Pemecutan. She converted to Islam after being healed from a prolonged illness by Prince Cakraningrat from Bangkalan. The two were then married and moved to the prince’s palace in the island of Madura. Years later Raden Ayu Siti Khotijahreturned home to Pemecutan to visit her family. By then she was already a devout Moslem who never missed the obligatory 5-time prayer everyday—a practice that was still foreign to most Balinese in that time. One evening, around dusk, she went to pray in the palace’s worship quarter. The sight of Siti Khotijah in her white Moslem attire arouse suspicion of an officer in the vicinity. He was convinced that the
princess was practicing Balinese black magic. The palace officer quickly reported his findings to the king, who angrily ordered his subordinate to kill the perpetrator. The princess was immediately arrested for the court’s lack of comprehension of her newly adopted culture. Siti Khotijah didn’t give any resistance as such act would jeopardize her father’s authority over the subjects. Instead she opted to sacrifice herself. Only after her death her family came to realize their mistake. Siti Khotijah was buried in the royal burial ground. After the appearance of the mysterious tree on top of her graveyard, Siti Khotijah’s tomb gains more influence among Hindu and Moslem adherents alike. To this day, Made Puger, the caretaker still treat her as a princess that she was who live in spirit to observe her religion and protect her people.
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Think Differently, Everyone Else Does Here BY VYT (BORBORIGMUS.WORDPRESS.COM)
If ever I needed any reminders that Bali is a quirky place, these last few days have served to disabuse me of any notion that people here are reading from any conventional script, except maybe one of high farce. Every single day on the island provides vignettes of absurdity of course, but when these come in unexpectedly concentrated clumps, I feel even more like an actor in a Mr. Bean movie. I finish breakfast, and am nicely full. But not quite having woken up properly, I am still a tad taciturn. It is, after all, not yet mid-day. I proffer a 50,000 rupiah note for a 35,000 rupiah bill. The cashier is aghast. “You have no small money?” “This is small money”, I reply. “No, this is big money”, she says, her eyes big as if to emphasise the point. I am tired of always being expected to have exact change for everyone from taxi drivers on down, so I tersely ask ”Don’t you have a cash float?” “No, I can’t swim”, she responds without batting an eyelid. Having zeroed in on the word ‘float’, she has instantly segued to a response to my perceived non-sequitur as if this was perfectly normal. I am impressed with her thought processes. 18
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Temporarily baffled, I struggle to explain that a ‘cash float’ is what you start the day with in the till, so you can give change. I can see from her expression that is visualising a ‘cash float’ as some weird bule practice, presumably one involving a litre or two of water in the cash drawer with some banknotes floating on top. She explains, as if to a child, that they don’t do this, because they can get enough small change from their first few customers. Ah, why didn’t I think of that? Mesmerised by this exchange, I wander off to the local cushion-making specialist to order a mattress pad for my somewhat hard sun-lounge. We spend twenty minutes going through the specifications and measurements, and agree on a reasonable price. He wants to copy my specifications down on his order form, but I tell him to use the diagram I have prepared previously. I prefer him to use my sheet, because it clearly states that I want a complete mattress pad of specific dimensions. He is clearly distressed. “Staple it to the page in your order form”, I suggest. I’m trying to avoid the frequent Bali transcription errors that have messed up more than one custom order. I also ask him whether, when ready, the completed mattress will fit on my motorbike. “Oh yes, of course, easy!” he says, seemingly relieved to be handling a simple question. However, having seen what the locals happily cart around on their bikes, I have my reservations. Two days later, I go back to pick up my order. A beautifully crafted mattress cover awaits me, made exactly to specifications, except that it’s empty. There is no foam pad inside. “Oh no!” is the horrified response to my obvious question. “You only ordered cover! Foam is extra!”
So I ask to see my order in his book to prove that I ordered a complete item, not just the cover. Guess what? My spec sheet is not there any more. He shrugs and insists that he quoted only on the cover—and proves it by showing me his copy, which contains the word ‘cover’. I check my carbon copy and it also says cover. Damn. Now I have to find somewhere in Bali that cuts foam to size; so much for one-stop shopping. At least he was right about it being easy to carry on my bike…. A fruitless two hours spent both on-line and browsing local directories reveals that apparently most businesses don’t bother advertising. Especially purveyors of fine foam. I mean, why spend the money? Everyone knows where they are, right? I ponder the logical circularity of this situation, as well as the absurdities of the last few days, as I ride home. As I get to my gate, I get an SMS. It says: “Your mattress cover is ready.” Strangely enough, I don’t even blink. I mean, this is Bali, and it’s been a perfectly normal day.
Popular dive sites around Bali include Tulamben, a beautiful bay on the east side of Bali where you can dive the famous USAT Liberty wreck, which was torpedoed in 1942 and now lies just off the beach. You can also go to Nusa Penida to the south of Bali and dive “Manta Point”, a cleaning station for manta rays where you can sit still at 6-9 metres depth and enjoy these incredible creatures swoop gently over your head.
Underwater T Bali is well known for its beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters and abundant nature. But the beauty of Bali does not end there—the scenery is just as astounding below the surface of the ocean!
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he scuba diving around Bali and nearby islands is legendary. Not only do you have the opportunity to see some of the most varied and colourful coral in the world, you also get to meet some amazing creatures up close and personal; from the smallest nudibranch (sea slug) to the majestic manta ray—and if you are lucky, the incredible oceanic sunfish (mola mola) which habitually visits the island of the Gods from August to October.
Unlike most other sports, scuba diving requires you to have a certification before you are allowed to go diving without an instructor. The PADI Open Water course takes 4 days and consists of a great mix of theory, pool practice and ocean diving. Once you have successfully completed the course, you can go diving almost anywhere in the world! Explore Bali recommends you do the course with Blue Season Bali, a 5-star PADI Instructor Development Centre. Blue Season Bali offers daily trips to a multitude of wonderful dive sites as well as the full range of PADI dive courses, from beginner to dive pro. Come to the new Explore Bali shop in Jalan Legian, close to Jalan Padma, and we will book you in!
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Kuta Karnival Revisited The 9th Kuta Karnival is set to return next month even though being in danger of becoming just another event in the season full of parties. TEXT ERIC IMAGE KUTA KARNIVAL
t’s difficult to run out of excuses to hold a celebration in Bali. This is especially true during the summer when festivals and parties are omni present through out the island of Gods. One of the major festival in Bali around this time of the year is the Kuta Karnival. At some point after its initiation by a group of small business owners in Kuta, it has managed to attract attention and support for the importance it carries. The festival began as communal revival after the horrendous bombing in 2002 left Kuta in physical and emotional ruin. But nine years had passed since the tragedy and the world-famous tourist district has regained its vivacity. Consequently, a different point of view, a different attitude on the Kuta Bombing of 2002 prevail. For locals, and even more so for new generation of tourists arriving in Kuta, the devastation, the lost of lives, the anger and the desperate need to survive are now tucked away in a distant past.
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In such atmosphere Kuta Karnival that was originally designed to get businesses in the area back in motion, is losing its novelty. Last year, attendance was reported to decline along with the occurrence of some on-field technical problems inciting critics from major supporting parties. The future of the biggest community-based festival in Bali looked bleak. Yet, if anything can be learned from Kuta’s journey to recovery, it’s the determination of its people to survive. And the same determination once again comes through. After a long period of uncertainty dates for the 2011 Kuta Karnival were finally announced just recently causing a big relieve in many of its supporters.
This year, Kuta Karnival will be held from October 14 through 19—a much smaller in scale than the full-month-long festivity back in its sophomore year. Nevertheless it’s still enough time for us to come together along the beach of Kuta to celebrate life retained and honor the memory of those who departed nine years ago. It’s this significance that sets Kuta Karnival apart from many other celebrations.
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Itâ€™s been a Hard Dayâ€™s Work Present time Ubud is a different world from the one in which Anak Agung Oka Sinar (Ibu Oka), now 66, used to hawk her world-famous roast suckling pig, dragging the cart around by foot. Ibu Oka welcomes the change even though she has decided a long time ago that she and her restaurant will remain the same. TEXT ERIC IMAGE AGUS
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What do you make of Ubud today? It’s much nicer now. Electricity everywhere, running water in every house. Back in the day, I had to go to the river to fetch water to prepare for next day’s work. I walked to the river at night after returning from selling roast pork. Did you know that all of your hard work would pay off one day? I was selling roast pork just enough to get us through the day. Most of my customers were the participants at cockfights (Tajen). I walked from one fight to the next for them. Sometimes I would arrive late and the cockfight would already be over. Without the buyers at the cockfights it took me longer to sell all my pork, and that means I had to come home later at night.
After establishing three outlets of Warung Babi Guling Bu Oka in Ubud as well as receiving many rewards and coverage from around the world, Ibu Oka is still indifferent to her accomplishment. She’s reluctant to promote her restaurant and does not endorse any new business offers to build on her success.
Shortly after I got home the work started again; preparing the food for the next day. So, I had no time to think about anything else than what I had in front of me. How did you attend to your family with that much workload? When I took over the business from my motherin-law, I already had all of my six children. The oldest was in elementary school. They helped me with work at home. I used to grill the pigs with one hand and attend to my children with the other. My children are accustomed to hard work from very early age. Sometimes, my oldest daughter accompanied me hawking our roast pork around Ubud.
opened more outlets in Ubud. I want every one of our customers to get what they come here for. At one point, some of those tourists wanted to see how the pigs are prepared. I let them come early in the morning to see the pigs being grilled in the back. Now, it’s part of the attraction here. You couldn’t have been the only food hawker in Ubud when you started this. To what do you attribute your success? I was the only one selling roast suckling pig in Ubud. I can’t say much about my present situation. It doesn’t do much for my own situation but it does give me the opportunity to relax a bit. Besides, I have had help from many people along the way. My mother-in-law passed down the business to me, along with a small square table that I carried around to put the food when selling it. She taught me everything I know about roast suckling pig. The Tjokorda from Puri Ubud granted me the place that became my first restaurant because he wanted me to cater to more customers. Before that, I wasn’t always available when customers came looking for me because I moved around so much. But, the Tjokorda took care of that problem.
What did you say to yourself when you saw people from around the world starting to come to your restaurant? I had nothing much to say to that. It was quite a change. There weren’t as many tourists in Ubud when I started this. I always feel sorry for those who have come from far away places and have to wait in line to eat our roast pork. That’s why we
And God is definitely looking after me all the time. I still pray twice a day. I just don’t feel right inside if I don’t pray. Lastly, what is Ibu Oka’s favorite food? Balinese. Good old fashion Balinese dishes. I can’t eat anything other than that. But I certainly don’t have much appetite for pigs, after all these years.
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of the versatile nature of Chinese cuisine. Our Singaporean Chili Crab certainly possesses the zest produced by the accomplished skills of many Chinese cooking styles.
Why put a twist on one of the world’s most established dining experiences? TEXT ERIC IMAGES CHINOISERIE
ur mind are still puzzled with that question when we arrive at Chinoiserie Restaurant and Bar in Sunset Road, Kuta, which boasts to serve a modernized approach to Chinese dining. For centuries the Chinese culinary tradition has aimed to make everyone at the dining table happy —because if they aren’t, nations will crumble. Exaggeration aside, knowing what to expect— and the certainty that one may well get just that —is part of the long-standing attribute of a Chinese restaurant. From the outside Chinoiserie certainly doesn’t look the part. Instead the establishment appears positively modern, which is nothing to be frowned upon. But the departure from the norm doesn’t end there. On the inside, the almost mandatory spacious dining hall filled with feasting patrons is visibly missing. Alternately, there are two separate indoor sections; a lounge, with a long well-equipped bar, and a VIP room.
And then comes the back quarters, which open up to a courtyard. This is where the main dining area is located, in which a hint of traditional Chinese restaurant aura comes into effect by the use of round dining tables. The whole arrangement is clearly based on functions; something that isn’t specifically addressed in a classic Chinese eatery. In the old days, the food became the centerpiece in the enjoyment of dining. Evidently, the modern concept at Chinoiserie expands the scope. Yet tradition is well alive at Chinoiserie when we finally come to taste the best Singaporean Chili Crab in town. The dish was developed south of the mainland, through hundreds of years of migration to South East Asia, a perfect testament
Later, after the mind-blowing feast, we have a friendly talk with the staff and discover that Chinoiserie firmly believes that food is an extension of culture. The restaurant is out to prove it by serving the best Chinese culinary inheritance from South East Asian regions where variations are due to actual environmental and cultural conditions. This and the way Chinoiserie embraces a wider audience of Chinese connoisseurs through its contemporary makeup become a much praised twist to an age-old Chinese dining tradition. Singapore Chili Crab
Chinoiserie No. 7, Jl. Sunset Road, Kuta-Bali Phone: +62 361 808 8777 www.newinbali.com/chinoiserie
Culinary Bali —The Never Ending Feast— TEXT ERIC IMAGES AGUS
Bali’s food explosion may be a fairly recent phenomenon. But the island’s culinary industry has what it takes to go head-to-head with the best in the world. “In the 80’s it was difficult to find good restaurants outside of big expensive hotels.” says Hendri Purnomo, who like many of his peers started his culinary career by doing business with those ‘big expensive’ hotels in Nusa Dua. The centralized luxury hotels compound on the southern tip of Bali was the brainchild of the then Indonesian government. As part of its elaborate plan to develop Bali through its tourism potential, the government established many tourism academies in South Bali to provide manpower to the burgeoning hospitality industry. 28
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Only a few efforts were made to seriously tap into the culinary market even though the appetite was already there. Sanur was the first tourist district in Bali before Kuta followed suit with a completely different foreign market. But none of them boasted the variety and quality seen in today’s culinary scene. During the latter part of the last century a standardized international meal still cost an arm and a leg. “We had no proper infrastructure. Most materials and ingredients were imported. And we couldn’t work around the system to produce better produce ourselves.” explains Hendri.
Feature Story Appetite for roadside dish paves the way to bigger local culinary enterprises
the rest of the country. Yet the events brought major changes in the way things were run. A couple of years passed before things started to settle. Businesses were opening up and different attitudes emerged.
That’s how it was through the end of the 90’s and everyone didn’t seem to have a problem with that. Progress came slowly. But when it rains, it pours. The seemingly unshakeable domestic politics came crushing down in 1998 with the toppling of the late president Soeharto. It resulted in the worst riots in recent Indonesian history that took place in the capitol Jakarta. The whole country was put on alert as foreign tourist arrivals plunged along with the depreciation of the domestic currency against the US Dollar. Bali’s tourism survived the crisis by trying tirelessly to convince international guests that Bali is a different proposition altogether from 30
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“Bali and the rest of the country witnessed the emersion of new culinary entrepreneurship everywhere.”
Bali and the rest of the country witnessed the emersion of new culinary entrepreneurship everywhere. The island, which was relatively stable during the political transformation, promised a better atmosphere for domestic investment. Meanwhile, different kinds of visitors arrived in abundance when a number of budget airlines started to land in Ngurah Rai Airport. Along with them new opportunities came to the coast of Kuta and all the way up through the Ubud hinterland. But once again, before the new development really took off, Bali was hit by the ultimate lifechanging event ever. The Bali bombing in 2002, in a sense, killed more than just the victims at two of the most popular hangouts in Kuta. Everything came to an abrupt stop. It’s as if Bali was turned into a desert island overnight.
The name ‘Warung’, which was previously associated with cheap and quick homemade local dishes, was adopted by new mid-size eateries that employ similar approaches.
It took a while—and a lot of effort—to rebuild what was a promising culinary landscape in Bali. The driving force was once again a new approach to doing business, more suited to the new kind of demand that was gradually returning to Bali. Everything was conceived in the spirit of efficiency. Costs were kept at a low while quality was improved. The name ‘Warung’, which was previously associated with cheap and quick homemade local dishes, was adopted by new midsize eateries that employ similar approaches. The format thrived in certain parts of Bali prompting others to follow the same strategy —resulting in the opening of more eateries. The concept was proven to suit the latest international and local culinary trends. More and more visitors looked for something beyond the meal itself. They were craving for the whole dining experience that was missing during the early days of Bali’s tourism development. 32
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Pieces of the culinary puzzle fell immediately into place as Bali turned out to have all the resources needed to exploit the new market. Students who were studying at tourism academies set up by the previous government were ready for the new job opportunities. They were well trained and culturally abreast with what was required to serve international guests. Skilled hotel and sea liner employees who were previously confined by limited options saw promising new ventures to which they could apply their internationally recognized know-how.
‘Warung’ proves to be the most resilient form of eateries through out the crisis in Bali
Then naturally, everyone became more creative with ideas to entice more visitors. And in order to do that they didn’t have to look beyond the island itself. Restaurants and cafes with natureinspired concepts proved to add more value for guests. This applied to both global and local cuisines. When tourists come looking for natural authentic local dishes, Bali boasts a vast variety of those. One of the many strengths of Bali’s culinary scene is the fact that after the Kuta bombing it has become more globalized than ever. International chefs and business owners have been part of the movement all along. But with more variety in demand and increased opportunities to be met more of them have come to the forefront. Their reputation and capabilities have contributed to a higher level of product that, in turn, gives a positive buzz for the industry at an international level.
Now, just a few years after the bombing, Bali’s culinary scene is hotter than ever. Businesses come and go every day. Yet there seems to be no end to the growing demand from international and local markets. Hendri Purnomo was one of the many first pioneers of the culinary business before the bombing. Sadly his Japanese restaurant business took a hit in the 2002 slump and never recovered from it. Yet he’s reluctant to leave the industry because, “there is still significant demand waiting for me there,” He reasons. “We have seen the worst and survived. The only way to go from here is for Bali’s culinary industry to grab our international competitors’ market.” And after witnessing the industry’s long bumpy journey from within, he believes Bali has what it takes to achieve that.
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MEANINGFUL Souvenirs TO TAKE HOME WITH YOU Most of us have problems finding the right things to bring home at the end of a trip. Here’s a list of things with very good reasons to buy them. TEXT ERIC IMAGES IMAGESTOCK
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You just can’t get away from this particular item, especially after they made one that your baby can wear. We think the best way to confront it is to embrace it. Buy one for your beer-guzzling neighbor and he will leave your lawn alone.
Talented craftsmen from many regions on the island have proven their skill in creating wooden piece of art. Flawless shapes of humans, animals, even abstract structures of all sizes are created meticulously to the smallest detail.
Different objects, same skillful touch. Iron handicrafts such as candle holders, wall decorations, room decorations, artistic lamps and more are another best thing to always remind you of the mastery of the Balinese artisans.
The distinct characteristics of Bali Coffee come from beans that are cultivated in the highlands of Bali. You can even buy the most expensive coffee in the world here—Luwak Coffee (the beans have passed through the intestines of civets before roasting). It’s a tasty and classy present for your co-workers from the island of the Gods.
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Silver jewelry is another hot deal for you to bring back home. The island’s silversmiths will guarantee that every piece of silver bead jewelry meets the finest quality standards.
Paintings of Bali Starling
Bali Starling is a very beautiful endangered native bird species. The easiest way to own one is to buy a painting of one. Since Bali Starlings can only be found in Bali, it’s solid proof that you’ve been to the island of the Gods.
Surfing is a big deal in Bali and there will be chances you might end up buying a board yourself. It’s a proven image-building item that will take you far with the ladies, even if you are still at the airport. Just don’t forget to suck that beer belly in.
This one has “Grandma” written all over it. It’s unique, inexpensive and easy to carry home. When it comes to buying presents for older relatives, you won’t go wrong with wind chimes, especially those made out of tropical wood that Gramps only gets to see in pictures.
Local accessories are hot. Leather, beads, necklaces, bracelets, earrings and even sandals will bring that Kuta feel back with you. 36
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This one is certainly not for that drunk neighbor of yours. Perhaps Dad will appreciate the best of Balinese wine more. And maybe he will ask you to join him.
Reina & Roses Dress The Ibiza based womenâ€™s clothing brand has recently opened its only store outside of Spain in Bali. The entire collection is designed for women who want to look different in a feminine way. Print Long Dress with Tubular Fringe V Neck Detail pictured here will elegantly complement a special night out on the island.
Available at: Reina & Roses Jl. Kunti No. 8-A, Seminyak, Bali Phone: +62 82 145 41 896 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.newinbali.com/reina-and-roses
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Heart of Bali
I Gusti Ketut Agung Alit, Founder and CEO of Mitra Bali Fair Trade Company
Social Entrepreneurs The expanding tourism industry in Bali leaves a bitter aftertaste with some of its constituents, the artisans. Today, those who have helped Bali gain its world-class status are in need of help themselves. TEXT ERIC IMAGES AGUS
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he soulful skills and dedication to tradition of Balinese artisans have been the fabric of many romantic stories about the mystical connection between man and his environment. In reality, only a precious few of them live up to the tales. The majority of artisans in Bali are common people with big dreams of making it in this tourismheavy market. Their dreams, however, turn into nightmares as they wake up to the business side of the industry that relies on the movement of goods from producer to consumer through the practice of free trade.
With the prevalent trading pattern, the craftsmen hold the shortest straws. They don’t have direct access to the market. And the only way to earn a profit from their hard work is to succumb to terms set by retail businesses that keep a large piece of the pie. The trading conditions frequently see artisans waiting for a long time for their payment—and in many cases not getting paid at all. It doesn’t help the artisans’ situation that the majority of them are poor villagers with a constant need for materials and tools to make their products. Consequently, to meet their needs,
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Products made by village artisans under the fair trade system are highly sought after in the international market.
craftsmen will resort to selling their properties or go into debt; methods that catapult them even deeper into poverty. This picture has prompted concerned parties to search for long-term solutions to support local artistry. In Bali, a number of socially conscious business organizations such as Mitra Bali have found inspiration from an international social initiative that aims to decrease poverty and empower target communities through fair business processes. Mitra Bali was founded in 1993 by I Gusti Ketut Agung Alit to tackle poverty issues among marginalized artists and producers of indigenous commodities through fair trade. It establishes international markets for products from local craftsmen and maintains fair and balanced 42
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â€œMitra Bali was founded to tackle poverty issues among marginalized artists and producers of indigenous commodities through fair trade.â€?
relations with partner artisans through dialogue and transparency. Programs such as artisansâ€™ gatherings, for instance, are held between Mitra Bali and the craftsmen to meet and discuss problems and trends to further improve their products to meet market demands. Proceeds from the practice of fair trade are then used to educate artisans in ethical business practices and provide financial assistance to develop stronger rural communities; social and environmental programs such as the water project in the impoverished Abuan village in Karangasem regency. Agung Alit, the founder and CEO of Mitra Bali believes that artisans, planters and farmers alike can enjoy the benefits of the Bali tourism industry if they are allowed bigger involvement in the business end of their livelihood. And naturally more of them will be able to realize their dreams of better, healthier life if more businesses adopt more humane business practices. Mitra Bali Fair Trade Jalan Gunung Abang, Lod Sema, Lod Tundeh Ubud, Bali Ph: +62 361 295 010 Fax: +62 361 295 616 email@example.com http://www.mitrabali.com
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provides the perfect atmosphere to enjoy one of the top culinary experiences you will find on this island.
Warisan Restaurant & Bar
Bali fine dining institution is back to raise the bar
uring the 90’s Bali fine dining scene was changed forever with the opening of Kafe Warisan in Jalan Raya Kerobokan, Seminyak. Serving French and Mediterranean cuisines, Kafe Warisan raised the buzz around town for being the first fine dining restaurant outside of five-star hotel. The subsequent decades saw the establishment gaining prominence amidst the emergence of a whole new haute cuisine scene in Bali.
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After comfortably maintaining its reputation of excellence for almost two decades, Kafe Warisan recently rejuvenated its facilities. The result is a perfect blend of the restaurant’s well-known distinctive qualities and an enhanced dining ambience. Throughout the years the establishment has always been synonymous with the rustic romanticism of old Javanese decor and the serene rural Balinese scenery. A breathtaking view of rice fields from the open dining area at the center of the building
After the re-modeling, guests will find that the romantic ambiance and natural views are both preserved and boosted by extending the open dining area further to the back. Warisan Restaurant & Bar presently spans 350 m2 roomy dining space that accommodating more diners. Another welcome change to Warisan is the extended bar and larger wine cellar to create the optimal conditions for presenting its extensive cocktail and wine menus. Warisan Restaurant & Bar is home to an array of culinary creations by Belgian chef Vincent Denayer. Denayer expertly combines the
restaurant’s old French and Mediterranean favorites with his own inventions, such as the exquisite Foie Grass Ravioli with the rare Black Truffle Essence; Crispy Fried Coral Trout served with Balinese Curry, and Pannacotta perfumed with Kiwi Salsa and Ginger Caramel. In Denayer’s creations, guests will be treated with the skillful application of supreme French cooking style using the best of local basic ingredients and recipes. In fact, Denayer’s work sums up the current state of the fine dining establishment. Guests can expect to find exquisite food, service and ambience here that have firmly put the establishment on the Balinese culinary map. From the very first moment you enter the premises and are welcomed as their guest to your last succulent mouthful, it is no surprise Warisan Restaurant & Bar remains one of the most praised and sought after fine dining experiences in Bali. Jl. Raya Kerobokan No. 38, Seminyak Ph: +62 (0) 361 731 175, 749 2796 E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.warisanrestaurant.com www.newinbali.com/warisan
Reina & Roses
A Model’s Journey to the Other End of the Fashion Industry One of the best things to do in Bali is, without a doubt, shopping. And with the abundance of shops lining the streets in Seminyak shoppers will never run out of options.
he Island of the Gods possesses a special charm for many entrepreneurs to start their own businesses here. That’s exactly what happened to Brigitte Fussy, a former German model turned designer and now the owner of the Reina & Roses fashion brand. Brigitte Fussy’s journey began a decade ago when she first came to Bali for her vacation and fell in love with the island and its ambience. At the time, she was moving from Munich in Germany to build a business in the coastal resort of Ibiza in Spain. At the end of her first summer in Ibiza, Fussy decided to create her own fashion line for women, which is inspired by the harmonious nature of her surroundings. Yet she needed to make several trips to Bali to complete her ideas. “I came to Bali to work and to look for possibilities to develop my fashion collection and found what I wanted. Previously, I have come to Bali for vacation and I love it here.” says Fussy. After spending the whole winter in Bali she returned to Ibiza and entered her first fashion show, the Premium Berlin. The show was 46
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a success and the time for establishing her own fashion brand had come. The opportunity came the following year with the opening of the first Reina & Roses store in her adopted home, Ibiza. Her Ibiza store quickly became a gallery for light, colorful women’s dresses that are cool and feminine at the same time. Fussy draws inspiration from all kinds of women, art and music, which is apparent in her creations. The Reina & Roses collection exudes freedom in a bohemian kind of way. “These are the type of dresses I was always looking for and wanted to buy, but I always found
that dresses like this were very expensive designer dresses.” says Fussy of her fashion collection. Fussy pours her personality into the designs. She works together with graphic designers to create the unique hand and digital prints that constitute the signature designs of Reina & Roses apparel. From her base in Ibiza, Fussy managed the wholesale trading of the Reina & Roses fashion line to the European markets before opening up her second store at the beautiful Playa Den Bossa beach in 2010. And in May 2011, Brigitte Fussy came full circle when she was met with the opportunity to open her first Bali store in Jalan Kunti, Seminyak.
For Brigitte Fussy, Bali with its people and its spirit is a place that always offers many opportunities for the creative process of Reina & Roses. Her designs are dedicated to every woman with a unique sense of style who loves to look different in a feminine way. “I hope that women here will love our dresses the same way women all over Europe do…” says Brigitte Fussy. Reina & Roses Jl. Kunti No. 8-A, Seminyak, Bali Phone: +62 82 145 41 896 E-mail: email@example.com
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n the ever-changing food scene in Bali with the constant flow of new openings [and closings] and varying food styles—it’s nice to know that some things you get to love and enjoy will still be there on your next visit. From its first days back in 1984, TJ’s has been a favorite eatery for families, friends, quiet couples and partying groups. With Mexican food as its core flavor, TJ’s has a well deserved reputation as an inexpensive and cool haven in the heart of bustling Kuta. TJ’s recently went through a style overhaul and is now a vibrant fiesta of color whilst keeping the tropical garden and beautiful koi ponds. The addition of the garden balai and weather proofed garden area means you can dine out in all
Everything at TJ’s is homemade from fresh local produce; they even grind their own corn for the tortillas! conditions. But don’t worry, they still have those comfortable, cushioned couches for a cool, lazy, lounge during the day. Open from 8am for breakfast [served till 1pm], service continues right through the day till last orders at 11pm with the full menu available from 11am. Breakfast includes some classic Mexican style dishes such as Huevos Racheros or Tostadas de Huevos as well as the traditional favorites to start the day with. Breakfast Tostada
Lunch and Dinner start with the all-time favorites—and who can resist a plate of TJ’s Nachos, but the Chili con Queso [lightly spiced hot cheese dip] is also a must. The crispy Taquitos, Flautas or the Winged Chimmichangas have to be worth a try. A Mexican restaurant wouldn’t be complete without Tacos and Enchilladas but TJ’s has so much more. The new kid on the block would be the Fajitas—a roll-ityourself kit of tender marinated
beef or chicken—but also highly recommended would be the Chicken Mole. Out at the left field for a Mexican restaurant they have a delicious range of Californian Wraps, and a range it is as the tastes move from Morocco to India to Thailand! Let’s not forget the salads either—a particular favorite being the Braised Ahi Tuna salad. The prize of the menu though, has to go to the new Louisiana BBQ Baby Back Ribs—succulent, sweet, sticky and spicy —possibly some of the best on the island! Now what would you do without something sweet after all that? TJ’s has a wicked chocolate cake, a killer Carrot Cake and dynamite Cheese Cake —among others. That and a blast freshly ground coffee, yummy! Everything at TJ’s is homemade from fresh local produce; they even grind their own corn for the tortillas! A classic bar serving not only but also the best Margaritas, cool background music, lush tropical gardens, delicious food, happy service and a price that let’s you do more on your holiday—that is probably why TJ’s is still as popular 27 years on as the day they opened! TJ’s California-Mexican Bar Restaurant Gg. Poppies I (Kuta) Phone: +62 361 751 093 www.newinbali.com/tj-s
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BALI TIDECHART (PART 1) September 2011
source : www.indosurflife.com
5 am–11 am
Kelly Slater stoked with the 2011 Quiksilver Pro New York Kelly Slater is looking forward to ride and drive his board through the stylish peaks of New York. The Floridian prodigy believes the 2011 Quiksilver Pro New York will be an astonishing surf contest. Actually, Slater finds stoke in every street corner. “I’m happy to come just for the lifestyle side of things. You got guys from Europe, Brazil, Australia, Hawaii. It’s a travelling melting pot”, he tells Surf Collective NYC. “It is a different approach. It’s fun and unpredictable. You can do something you can’t do at Jeffreys Bay”. The 10-time world surfing champion has recently won the iconic US Open of Surfing in the opposite coastal waters. Kelly Slater believes the 2011 Quiksilver Pro New York will be great for a very large number of surf fans who have never had the opportunity to watch their icons surfing in their neighborhood.
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The competition is the first-ever ASP World Championship Tour stop on the East Coast of the United States. The world’s best surfers, in the world’s greatest city, competing for the biggest prize purse in surfing history: one million dollars. The 2011 Quiksilver Pro New York will be surfed from September 1st–15th in Long Beach.
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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 built daily. Its playful lefts and rights are great for beginners and advanced surfers alike. Canggu & Perenan Canggu always gets more swell than Kuta beach. It 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. 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. May–October (dry season) is the best time of the year for waves here. Nusa Dua To get to this reef you have to drive into the hotel area itself and weave your way south. There is no channel which 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.
Dreamland Dreamland was famous because it was a 'dreamy' spot. The wave is still there, a nice peak and a fun beach break. 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. It is located between Bingin and Padang Padang.You can paddle at 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! Uluwatu There are 4 different sections: Temple is a hollow wave, works from mid to high tide. The Peak can offer a nice barrel and is right in line with the cave. Racetrack is the low tide section. It is fast and gets seriously shallow. Outside Corner is the world-class wave which won't even start breaking unless the swell is at least in the 8 foot range. Padangbai Padangbai has the flat bottomed mixed reef and sandy bottom with some wally waves. This break needs a bit of swell. Green Ball Green Ball is a left and a right, situated at the bottom of a steep cliff. After you have surfed for a couple of hours the return trip is quiet challenging.
Belangan Belangan is known for its longs peeling walls. Belangan handles big swells and can offer good barrels on the right direction. 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. 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 Keramas has a nice barrel after take-off which turns into a wally lip. This break is very popular with locals and if you don't want to deal with them in the water it is nice to watch them surfing from the warung right in front of the break. Nyang Nyang Nyang Nyang beach is a ‘secret’ spot, which is less crowded due to its uneasy access. This beach is like a secret paradise for every surfer. 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.
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Go Green in Bali Bali is a beautiful island to visit and like many other tourist destinations, being such a popular spot also has its disadvantages. One of the problems we face has to do with the effects on the environment caused by the sheer popularity of this island. We at The Mag hope that you will take a few minutes to read these helpful tips and use them to better preserve the environment. Please, help us keep Bali beautiful. 1. Please do not litter If no rubbish bin is nearby, just keep your litter in your bag or pocket until you come across one, and then throw it in the next bin you see. 2. If you see rubbish, please pick it up You may even exercise that bit of extra care by picking up litter dropped by less careful people and
disposing of it correctly. A small gesture with great positive effect on others and on the environment. 3. Re-use or refuse plastic bags Most shops will want to put your purchased goods in plastic bags. Please refuse the plastic bag if you can. Should the shopkeeper look baffled, just explain your intention to “keep Bali beautiful”. 4. Walk more There are many good things to be said about walking. You get some exercise, you help keep the air clean and you see so much more than from a scooter or taxi. Who knows, you may accidentally stumble onto a small store or unseen bars which you may have missed! 5. Travel the eco way What better way to enjoy the beautiful scenery of nature in Bali than to take an eco-tourism tour. Many companies provide trips into the untouched wilderness of Bali, or to unspoiled coral reefs.
Bargaining in Bali Although many stores in Bali now have “fixed” prices, there is still merit in trying to get a good deal, particularly if you are buying several items. If you are shopping at local markets or in tourist shops, you should definitely try out your bargaining skills! If you do, here are some helpful hints: 1. It is better to shop at a place that has a bit of everything: t-shirts, shorts, handicrafts, etc. Onestop-shopping means you may buy several items, making it easier for you to get a bigger discount. 2. Try not to be visibly “in love” with a particular item; the vendors can ‘smell’ your desire. This will push up your price.
6. Lights out! Leaving your air conditioning on is a huge waste of valuable electrical energy. It’s a good idea to turn off the AC and lights before going out. 7. Have dinner at a restaurant It can be tempting to buy take-away food to enjoy in the comfort of “home”, but the many empty food wrappers add up to the masses of trash that have to be dealt with every day. 8. Support local industries The transportation of imported goods uses up much of the worlds fossil fuel resources, compared to using products already locally available. By supporting local industries we can also improve the economy of the Bali community. 9. Save water The availability of clean water in Bali is gradually diminishing due to overuse. We can all do small things such as taking shorter showers and turning off the taps while brushing our teeth.
Sudoku 3. Since there are often rows of shops offering more or less the same merchandise, walk from one shop to the next if a deal cannot be reached. But walk slowly. If you have offered a reasonable price, at which the vendor can still make some profit, the vendor will call you back to his/ her shop as you walk away. 4. Tell the vendor that if he/ she gives you a good price, then you will tell your other friends to shop from them as well. 5. Know the market prices, or, pretend that you do. By saying “I’ve seen this product a lot cheaper” will probably lead to a lower price. 6. Have fun and stay friendly. Bargaining is part of the culture here and it should be a fun activity.
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Before entering a temple, please remind yourself: 1. to respect the sacred place and its people. Do not make noise or cause damage. 2. to wear a sarong when you attend a ceremony (those are often provided to you when necessary). 3. to not step in front of a person who is praying 4. that the priest is very important, so whenever he is praying, don’t sit higher than him and don’t disturb him with your camera flash. 5. to not take flash pictures of people praying 6. that women are not allowed to enter temples during their period.
Crash Course Bahasa Indonesia Bahasa Indonesia is the language spoken through the whole Indonesia. The Balinese speaks Bali language with each other, yet you will be fine with these words and short phrases. How are you? Fine, thank you Good morning Good afternoon (< 3 pm) Good afternoon (> 3 pm) Good evening Good bye My name is… Here you go Excuse me No/ Yes I’m hungry/ thirsty I want mixed rice Where is the hotel? Right/ Left/ Up/ Down Sorry
Apa kabar? Baik, terima kasih Selamat pagi Selamat siang Selamat sore Selamat malam Sampai jumpa Nama saya… Silahkan Permisi Tidak/ Ya Saya lapar/ haus Saya mau nasi campur Dimana hotel? Kanan/ Kiri/ Atas/ Bawah Maaf WWW.NEWINBALI.COM/YUTS-PLACE
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.
Besakih Temple Besakih is the most important, sacred temple in Bali. Known as the Mother Temple, Besakih provides spectacular views of the natural surroundings.
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.
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).
Asahduren (Clove Plantation) Asahduren Clove Plantation is located 20km inland from Negara. It offers the beautiful sight from the greenery of clove plantations. Bali Barat National Park Bali Barat National Park lies at the western side of Bali and occupies an estimated 10% of Bali’s total land area. The park is the last refuge of one of the most endangered birds in the world: the Bali Starling.
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. 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. 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.
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.
Bedugul Bedugul is a village located in the mountainous area connecting northern and southern Bali.
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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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Kintamani Kintamani is the village with its impressive panorama located in plateau and also encircled by mountain atmosphere with the windblast from Mount Batur.
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.
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.
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.
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. Lake Batur Lake Batur is the widest lake in Bali which is surrounded by scenic view and cool atmosphere.
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.
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. Nusa Penida The main attraction in Nusa Penida lies on the chance to see turtles, sharks, and reefs in crystalclear visibility. 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.
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 ocean-front 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.
Padangbai Padangbai is a small fishing village in East Bali. It offers the visitors with some of Bali’s most beautiful white sandy beaches. 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. 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.
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’. 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).
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 Uluwatu’s amphitheatre.
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. 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.
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Bali Directory RESTAURANTS ASIAN FUSION d’Basé Restaurant & Bar at Seminyak Jl. Camplung Tanduk No. 66 Phone: +62 361 730 573 www.newinbali.com/dbase Sarong The Next Experience Jl. Petitenget No. 19-X (Kerobokan) Phone: +62 361 737 809 www.newinbali.com/sarong
FRENCH Atelier 13 French Cuisine Jl. Kunti No. 7 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 733 671 www.newinbali.com/atelier-13 GERMAN MAMA’s German Restaurant in Bali Jl. Raya Legian (Legian) Phone: +62 361 761 151 www.newinbali.com/mamas
BELGIAN Mannekepis Jazz & Blues Bistro Jl. Raya Seminyak (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 847 5784 www.newinbali.com/mannekepis
INDIAN Queens Tandoor Enjoy the Taste of India! Jl. Raya Seminyak No. 73 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 732 770 www.newinbali.com/queenstandoor
CHINESE Chinoiserie Modern Singaporean Cuisine Jl. Sunset No. 7 (Kuta) Phone: +62 361 8088 777 www.newinbali.com/chinoiserie
INDONESIAN Cabe Rawit Not Just a Warung! Jl. Kunti No. 8 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 744 0995 www.newinbali.com/cabe-rawit
Fortune Cookie Fresh & Healthy Food with no MSG Jl. Sudamala No. 5 (Sanur) Phone: +62 361 283 342 www.newinbali.com/fortune-cookie
Warung Ocha Indonesian & Western Restaurant Jl. Raya Seminyak No. 52 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 736 222 www.newinbali.com/warung-ocha
DUTCH Double Dutch Dutch Bar and Restaurant in Sanur Jl. Cemara Semawang No. 29 (Sanur) Phone: +62 361 270 554 www.newinbali.com/double-dutch
INTERNATIONAL Biku Eat. Drink. Read. Lounge Jl. Raya Petitenget No. 888 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 857 0888 www.newinbali.com/biku
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Black Canyon Coffee A Drink from Paradise… Available on Earth Seminyak Square (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 738 029 www.newinbali.com/black-canyon Café Bali With Love Jl. Laksmana (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 736 484 www.newinbali.com/café-bali Ifiori Ristorante Food - Wine - Chill Out Jl. Kartika Plaza (Tuban) Phone: +62 361 750 158 www.newinbali.com/ifiori-ristorante Kopi Pot Fine Coffee, Great Food, Outrageous Cakes Jl. Legian (Kuta) Phone: +62 361 752 614 www.newinbali.com/kopi-pot Ma Joly Enjoy the Finer Things in Life Jl. Wana Segara (Tuban) Phone: +62 361 753 708 www.newinbali.com/ma-joly
Antique Bar & Restaurant Innovative south east asian fusion cuisine and offer a wide range of specialty coffee drinks and after dinner cocktails in stylish cool surroundings with artistic flair. Jl. Dhyana Pura - Abimanju Arcade 7 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 730 907 www.newinbali.com/antique-bali
GROCER & GRIND BISTRO DELICATESSEN
Grocer & Grind Contemporary bistro & deli serving a tasty cafe, grill and antipasto menu with Mediterranean and Italian flavours. Jl.Kayu Jati No. 3-X (Seminyak) Jalan Uluwatu (Jimbaran) Phone: +62 361 737 321/ 704 335 www.newinbali.com/grocerand-grind Métis Haute Spirited Cuisine Jl. Petitenget No. 6 (Kerobokan) Phone: +62 361 737 888 www.newinbali.com/metis Poppies Fine Dining and Cottages Jl. Poppies 1 (Kuta) Phone: +62 361 751 059 www.newinbali.com/poppies
Tékor Bali Beachside Restaurant Jl. Double Six (Legian) Phone: +62 361 735 268 www.newinbali.com/tekor-bali The Junction Street Side Café with Air-Conditioner Jl. Laksmana (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 735 610 www.newinbali.com/the-junction
Sasa’ Restaurant Ristorante Italiano Pizzeria-Caffetteria Delivery Service Available Jl. Kayu Aya No. 78 (Oberoi) Phone: +62 361 736 638 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.sasabali.com
Rio Restaurant Bar & Grill Jl. Raya Seminyak (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 732 685 www.newinbali.com/rio-restaurant
Tulip New Taste in Bali Jl. Petitenget No. 69 (Kerobokan) Phone: +62 361 785 585 www.newinbali.com/tulip
Rumours Everything You Hear is True Jl. Laksmana No. 1 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 738720 www.newinbali.com/rumours
Waroeng Bonita Home Cooking from the Island Jl. Petitenget No. 2000-X (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 731 918 www.newinbali.com/waroengbonita
Surya Candra Seafood Restaurant Jl. Legian No. 83 (Kuta) Phone: +62 361 752 576 www.newinbali.com/surya-candra
Warung JP’s Restaurant & bar in Seminyak Jl. Dhyana Pura No. 6 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 731 622 www.newinbali.com/warung-jps
Jl. Pantai arjuna legian kaja Double six–blue ocean beach Phone: +62 361 747 2308 Email: email@example.com Web: www.blueoceanbali.com Time to Relax?
Café Marzano Authentic Italian Cuisine Jl. Double Six (Legian) Phone: +62 361 874 4438 www.newinbali.com/cafe-marzano Osteria Telese Cucina Italiana Jln. Laksmana No. 14 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 734 566 www.newinbali.com/osteria-telese Rustica Cucina Italiana Jl Batu Belig No. 1 (Batu Belig) Phone: +62 361 360 4562 www.newinbali.com/rustica
Zappaz Piano Bar & Grill with Live Music Jl. Laksmana (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 742 5534 www.newinbali.com/zappaz Warisan The Legend Re-born Jl. Raya Kerobokan No. 38, Kuta Phone: +62 361 731 175 / 749 2796 www.newinbali.com/warisan ITALIAN Il Cielo Delizioso Momento Con Cucina Italiano Jl. Kartika Plaza No. 172 (Kuta) Phone: +62 361 762 027 www.newinbali.com/il-cielo Il Warung Peace. Love. Spaghetti Jl. Raya Seminyak No. 63 Phone: +62 361 730 454 www.newinbali.com/il-warung
Trattoria Cucina Italiana Jl. Laksmana (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 737 082 www.newinbali.com/trattoria-bali Ultimo Where Everything is Excellent Jl. Laksmana No. 104-X (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 738 720 www.newinbali.com/ultimo
Art Café New to Villa Kresna , Art Café serves delicious cooking, pizza, organic salads, sandwich, pasta, scrumptious breakfast and great coffee. Art Café also caters for private functions and various events such as space for exhibition,theatre performance, birthday parties, and more. Jl. Saridewi 17 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 736 751 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.iloveartcafe.com
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Bali Pub Our specialist are grilled steaks, smoked ducks and fish, and range of Indonesian and Mediterranean foods. Also, live music every night. Jl. Danau Tamblingan No. 132-E (Sanur) Mobile: +62 815 4712 0208 E-mail: email@example.com www.newinbali.com/bali-pub Warung Italia Italian Restaurant Jl. Kunti No. 2 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 737 437 www.newinbali.com/warung-italia Zanzibar Follow Your Senses Jl. Pantai Blue Ocean No. 21 (Legian) Phone: +62 361 733 529 www.newinbali.com/zanzibar JAPANESE Kaizan Fine Japanese Dining Jl. Laksmana No. 33 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 747 2324 www.newinbali.com/kaizan Kuni’s Jl. Laksmana No. 80 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 730 501 Ryoshi Fresh Sushi & Sashimi Everyday! Jl. Raya Seminyak No. 17 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 731 152 www.newinbali.com/ryoshi MEDITERRANEAN Khaima Moroccan Restaurant, Lounge & Bar Jl. Laksmana (Seminyak)
Phone: +62 361 742 3925 www.newinbali.com/khaima Pantarei Jl. Raya Seminyak No. 17-A Phone: +62 361 732 567 MEXICAN TJ’s California-Mexican Bar Restaurant Gg. Poppies I (Kuta) Phone: +62 361 751 093 www.newinbali.com/tj-s SWISS Yut’s Place Excellent Swiss Steaks and Tasty Sausages Jl. Werkudara No. 521 (Legian) Phone: +62 81 2395 1454 www.newinbali.com/yuts-place THAI Anantara SOS Jl. Abimanyu (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 737 773
Bahiana Bahiana is a French salsa bar with plenty of cocktails and rum based soaked preparations ina festive salsa ambiance! Jl.Dhyana Pura No. 4 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 738 662 www.newinbali.com/bahiana Mixwell Bar & Lounge Jl. Dyana Pura No. 6 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 736 846 www.newinbali.com/mixwell-bar SALON & SPA Bodyworks Relaxation-Rejuvenation-Wellness Jl. Kayu Jati No. 2 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 733 317 www.newinbali.com/bodyworks
BARS & NIGHTLIFE Bali Joe Gay Nightlife Destination Jl. Dhyana Pura (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 730 931 www.newinbali.com/bali-joe Club Cabaret Jl. Dhyana Pura (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 738 696 Web: www.clubcabaretbali.com Chaps Bali Gay Bar in Seminyak Jl. Dhyana Pura (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 730 269 www.newinbali.com/chaps-bali
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JazB Full Service Beauty & Hair Salon #2 Unit A, Seminyak Square Jl. Laksmana (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 738 882/ 8888 655 www.newinbali.com/jazb
SURF & SWIMWEAR Nico Nico Underwear - Sleepwear - Swimwear Jl. Raya Seminyak (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 730 805 www.newinbali.com/nico-nico
Prana Spa at The Villas Jl. Kunti No. 118-X (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 730 840 www.newinbali.com/prana
Rip Curl School of Surf Bali’s leading surf school Jl Arjuna Blue Ocean, Kuta Phone +62 361 735 858 www.newinbali.com/rip-curlschool-of-surf
FASHION Becik Boutique Boutique and Mini Bar Jl. Dhyana Pura No. 4-X (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 737 816 www.newinbali.com/becik Innuendo Fashion Store Seminyak Centre Blk. 75-H (Kuta) Phone: +62 361 730 790 www.newinbali.com/innuendo Reina & Roses Different and Flamboyant Fashions Jl. Kunti No. 8-A (Seminyak) Phone: +62 821 4554 1896 www.newinbali.com/reina-androses JEWELRY Scandi Contemporary Jewelry Jl. Raya Seminyak No. 26 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 733 446 www.newinbali.com/scandi Sea Gypsy Jewelry Inspired by the Ocean Jl. Laksmana No. 49 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 731 769 www.newinbali.com/sea-gyspy
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OTHER SHOPPING Bali Deli Jl. Kunti No. 117-X (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 173 8686 www.newinbali.com/bali-deli
BALI BEST BUY Bali Best Buy Offer a comprehensive selection of furniture. Each collection is designed with its distinctive style, tastefully finished to enhance the elegance of natural wood. Jl. Malboro No. 868 Br. Pengubengan kangin, Kerobokan Kuta – Bali Phone 1: +62 361 737 971 Phone 2: +62 81 2395 2718 (Daniel) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.bali-bestbuy.com
Indonesia Cruises Holiday Cruises & Leisure Expeditions Kuta Poleng A-3, Jl. Setiabudi (Kuta) Phone: +62 361 766 269 www.newinbali.com/indonesiacruises ACCOMMODATION Annora Bali Villas Villas in Seminyak Jl. Abimanyu No. 999-X (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 734 793 www.newinbali.com/annora
The Dusun Hotel The Dusun Hotel, Located in Petitenget Seminyak is a blissfully quiet property, with 14 exclusively private villas. Luxurious, Spacious, warm and personal characterizes The Dusun’s villas and services, tailored to meet individual guest requirements.
Astana Hotel Management Jl. Balideli No. 28 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 31 733 950 www.newinbali.com/astanahotel-management
Jl. Kayu Jati No. 8 (Kerobokan) Phone : +62 361 734 000 Email: email@example.com Web: www.the-dusun.com
Bali Soap Bali’s Natural Soap Specialist Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai Ruko Surya Indah C-1 (Jimbaran) Phone: +62 361 705 089 www.newinbali.com/bali-soap
DIVING Absolute Scuba Diving in Bali—100% Professional Jl. Danau Tamblingan No. 27-C (Sanur) Phone: +62 361 282 664 www.newinbali.com/absolute-scuba
Cicada Luxury Townhouses in Seminyak Jl. Pura Telaga Waja No. 1 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 862 0805 www.newinbali.com/cicada
Casa Gourmet Bistro. Delicatessen. Bakery Jl. Laksmana (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 738 026 www.newinbali.com/casa-gourmet
Atlantis International Five Star Dive Center Jl. By Pass Ngurah No. 350 (Sanur) Phone: +62 361 284 312 www.newinbali.com/atlantisinternational
DeKuta Hotel Modern Boutique Hotel in Kuta Beach Gg. Poppies II No. 8 (Kuta) Phone: +62 361 753 880 www.newinbali.com/dekuta-hotel
Blue Season Bali 5 Star Instructor Development Resort Jl. Danau Tamblingan 69-X (Sanur) Phone: +62 361 282 574 www.newinbali.com/blue-seasonbali
Celepuk Bali Retail & Wholesale Online Store Jl. Raya Seminyak No. 36 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 274 2323 www.newinbali.com/celepuk Mac House Bali Apple Products and Accessories Apple Products and Accessories Jl. Patih Jelantik PM1/09 (Kuta) Phone: +62 361 769 060 www.newinbali.com/mac-housebali
Crystal Divers Striving for Perfection in Diving Jl. Danau Tamblingan No. 168 (Sanur) Phone: +62 361 286 737 www.newinbali.com/crystal-divers
Jl. Bidadari Gg. 2A House 2X Phone: +62 819 166 108 85 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kunja Villa & Spa The Kunja Hotel located in Seminyak, offers 18 private villas, 14 onebedroom, 4 three-bedroom villas, Day-Spa and Santi Wedding Chapel. Designed with luxury, privacy and comfort in mind, every villa boasts a generous amount of space in all areas and includes all the refinements and amenities you would expect from a villa hotel of this caliber. Jl. Lebak Sari No. 8 (Kerobokan) Phone: +62 361 733 130 Email: email@example.com Web: www.thekunja.com
Ellora Villas An Exotic Blend of East and West Jl. Danau Tamblingan No. 60 (Sanur) Phone: +62 361 282 496 www.newinbali.com/ellora-villas
Mata Bali Bali Villa Rental & Property Maintenance Jl. Basangkasa No. 151-A (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 730 233 www.newinbali.com/mata-bali
Villa Kresna Boutique Suites Jl. Sarinande No. 19 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 730 317 Boutique Villas Jl. Saridewi No. 17 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 732 750 www.newinbali.com/villa-kresna
Segara Villas Segara villas provide the highest standards of comfort and luxury surrounded by spectacular views. Jl. Hibiscus No. 8, Siyut (Gianyar) Phone : +62 361 745 1074 www.newinbali.com/segaravillas-bali
Pandawa Beach Villa & Spa Beachfront deluxe villa complex offering exceptional comfort and the charm of Balinese hospitality with personable service. Br. Gumicik, Ketewel (Sanur) Phone: +62 361 809 1469 www.newinbali.com/pandawabeach-villas-spa Villa Bugis Villa Investment Seminyak Jl. Laksmana Gg. Bugis No. 6 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 744 8592 www.newinbali.com/villa-bugis Villa Coco Affordable Private Villas Jl. Arjuna, Gg. Villa Coco (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 730 736 www.newinbali.com/villa-coco
High above Nusa Dua on the peak of a Mumbul hill with breathtaking panoramic views The Hill Villas are a living example of true Balinese luxury. Jl. Taman Giri, Bjr. Mumbul Nusa Dua, Bali 80363 Phone: +62 361 847 8888 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.thehillvillas.com Villa Sunset Terrace Apartment in Seminyak Jl. Oberoi Gg. Mertasari (Seminyak) Phone: +62 81 2366 8110 www.newinbali.com/sunset-terrace Villa Surya Mas Great Sense of Privacy Jl. Raya Legian No. 478 (Kuta) Phone: +62 361 755 922 www.newinbali.com/villa-surya-mas Villa Uma Sapna Experience Privacy and Luxury, Just the Way You Like It Jl. Drupadi No. 20-XX (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 736 628 www.newinbali.com/uma-sapna
Villa Ziva A Boutique Villa Jl. Braban No. 80 (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 847 8202 www.newinbali.com/villa-ziva PROPERTY Kibarer Development Make your investment safe with us Jl. Petitenget, Uma Sari No. 69 Phone: +62 361 805 0000 www.newinbali.com/kibarerdevelopment Bali Arum Property Point of Harmony Jl. Setiabudi No. 9 (Kuta) Phone: +62 361 766 632 www.newinbali.com/bali-arum BOAT TRANSFER Blue Water Express Fastboat to the Gili Islands & Lombok Jl. Tukad Punggawa, Br. Ponjok, Kelurahan Serangan Phone : +62 361 84134 21/22/23/24 LEISURE & SPORTS Canggu Club Sport, Recreation, Relaxation Jl. Pantai Brawa (Canggu) Phone: +62 361 844 6385 www.newinbali.com/canggu-club Pro Surf Learn 2 Surf Jl.Pantai Kuta (Kuta) Phone: +62 361 744 1466 www.newinbali.com/pro-surf ARCHITECT & ORGANIZER Bali Architecture & Construction Fully Licenced Construction Company Jl. Raya Petitenget No. 6-X (Kerobokan) Phone: +62 361 735 780 www.newinbali.com/baliarchitecture-and-construction
Fabulous Bali Wedding Defining Your Amazing Moment Jl. Raya Petitenget No. 112-B (Seminyak) Phone: +62 361 734 766 www.newinbali.com/fabulousbali-wedding EXPORT & CARGO Artisan Asia You Design It, Weâ€™ll Make It. Jl. Braban No. 69 (Kerobokan) Phone: +62 361 744 0948 www.newinbali.com/artisan-asia Bali Prefab Pre-fabricated Construction Jl. Pemelisan No. 8-X (Sanur) Phone: +62 361 781 7098 www.newinbali.com/bali-prefab CAS Cargo Bali International Freight Forwarder Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai No. 109-X (Kuta) Phone: +62 361 720 525 www.newinbali.com/cas-cargo-bali You Shop We Ship Trading with Peace of Mind Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai No. 461 (Sanur) Phone: +62 361 720 606 www.newinbali.com/you-shopwe-ship EDUCATION Bali Bisa World class spa therapy training school Jl. Sekuta No. 57-A (Sanur) Phone: +62 361 281 289 www.newinbali.com/bali-bisa Little Stars Bali Early Learning & Kindergarten Jl. Tirta Akasa No. 50 (Sanur) Phone: +62 361 285 993 www.newinbali.com/little-stars
Joe Kennedy Photography Full range of photo and video services including weddings, hotels and villas, commercial, photography tours. Jl. Danau Tamblingan No. 51 D (Sanur) Phone: +62 361 282 339 Mobile: +62 81 337 387 190 www.newinbali.com/joekennedy-photography HOSPITALS & CLINICS ARC Clinics Look and Feel Years Younger Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai No.1 (Kuta) Phone: +62 361 767 543 www.newinbali.com/arc-clinics Penta Medica 24-Hour Medical Assitance Jl. Teuku Umar Barat No. 88 Phone: +62 361 490 709 www.newinbali.com/penta-medica
Prasanti Beauty Clinic Convy & Safe Facial Treatment under Medical Expert Supervision Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai Sanur/ Hang Tuah, Komp. Pertokoan Sanur Raya No. 23 (Adjacent to KFC Sanur) Phone: +62 361 283 188 Web: www.balibeautyclinic.com
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Italy (Honorary Consulate)
Spain (Honorary Consulate)
(Canada & New Zealand)
Lotus Enterprise Building
Kompleks Istana Kuta Galeria,
I Gusti Ngurah Rai
Jl. Empu Tantular No. 32 (Denpasar)
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai (Jimbaran)
Blk. Vallet 2, No. 11, Jl. Patih Jelantik
Phone: +62 361 241 118
Phone: +62 361 701 005
Phone: +62 361 764 995/ 766 925
Phone: +62 361 769 286/ 287
Brazil (Honorary Consulate)
Japan (Consulate General)
Sweden & Finland
Grand Bali Beach Hotel (Sanur)
By The Sea Shop,
Jl. Raya Puputan No. 170 (Renon)
Segara Village Hotel
Phone: +62 361 288 331
Jl. Legian (Kuta)
Phone: +62 361 227 628
Jl. Segara Ayu (Sanur)
Phone: +62 361 757 775
Phone: +62 361 282 223
I Gusti Ngurah Rai
E-mail: email@example.com Mexico (Honorary Consulate)
Astina Tours & Travel Building
United States of America
Jl. Tirta Nadi II No. 20 (Sanur)
Jl. Prof. Moh. Yamin No. 1-A (Renon)
Phone: +62 361 270 601
Phone: +62 361 223 266
Jl. Hayam Wuruk No. 188 (Denpasar)
Phone: +62 361 233 605
Bali Beach Hotel (Sanur)
Jl. Pengembak Gg. 1/3 (Sanur)
Netherlands (Honorary Consulate)
Phone: +62 361 756 781
Jl. Raya Kuta No. 127 (Kuta)
Phone: +62 361 761 502
I Gusti Ngurah Rai
Blue Bird Taxi
Phone: +62 361 701 111
Phone: +62 361 760 108
Jl. Mertasari II No. 8 (Sanur)
Royal Danish Consulate
Phone: +62 361 285 485
Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai No. 229 (Sanur)
I Gusti Ngurah Rai
Phone: +62 361 424 436
Phone: +62 361 821 6979
Phone: +62 361 757298
Jl. Pantai Karang No. 17 (Sanur)
Royal Norwegian Consulate
Phone: +62 361 288 535
Mimpi Resort Jimbaran
I Gusti Ngurah Rai
Phone: +62 361 701 070
Phone: +63 361 113
Phone: +62 361 751 011 (ext. 5216)
Chile (Honorary Consulate)
Phone: +62 361 288 141
France (Consular Agency)
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Phone: +62 361 761 574
Ambulance Phone: +62 361 118
Airport Information Phone: +62 361 751 011 (ext. 5123)
Kubutambahan Menjangan Island
Pemuter an Pulaki Banyuw Banyup edang oh Labuha Gilimanuk n Lalang Sumbe rklampo Celukanbawang k Bakungan Cekik Gerokgak Mt. Sangiang
Lake Buyan Subuk
Yeh Kuning Perancak
B A D U N G
Tulamben Mt. Agung
Ulun Danu Bratan Lake Bratan
Lake Tamblingan Pupuan
West Bali National Park
Ulun Danu Batur
Lovina Beratan Anturan Kalibukbuk Kaliasem
Yeh Sanih Ponjok Batu
Mt. Prapat Agung
TA B A N A N
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Tamanbali Tenganan Klungkung Padang Bai Gianyar
Toya Pakeh Sampalan Peed
Amed Bunutan Lempuyang
Denpasar Renon Sanur Pedungan
Batuan Blahbatuh Lebih Sukawati Celuk Batubulan
Kuta/ Tuban/ Legian
Legian Kuta Kuta is dedicated to those seeking fun and sun in affordable ways. The area consists of busy streets lined with lively bars and restaurants, basic accommodation and stalls selling multitudes of items. Although often considered the ‘ugliest’ area of the island due to its mixed-bag tourism combined with rampant commercialism, Kuta still manages to retain a slice of Balinese charm. The smell of incense wafts down the crowded alleys and offerings of brightly colored flower petals are laid out each morning to appease the gods.
Legian is packed with venues that turn this previously sleepy-hollow area into a spot that knows no rest with almost non-stop activity and crowds. tAn increasing number of amusement centers such as nightclubs, restaurants and shops are now making Legian a vibrant area that never sleeps.
Tuban Although part of Kuta, Tuban doesn’t really share the loud noises and crowds of Kuta’s main party scenes. The many villas and fine restaurants in this area are not really seen from the main road as they mostly reside beachside.
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Bali Shell Museum
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BKR Bounty Paddy’s Club Santika
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Seminyak/ Petitenget/ Canggu
Petitenget & Canggu
Owing to its high density of upscale shopping, combined with the clusters of fine-dining establishments, Seminyak has rapidly become one of the most well-known 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 is where the chic ambiance of Seminyak continues. The emergence of a number of new stylish venues in Petitenget, including some of Baliâ€™s best restaurants, indicate that this area now serves as the extended fashionable playground of south Bali. Canggu, another attractive are, still features widely spread ricefields, in spite of its close proximity to Seminyak and Petitenget. A number of luxurious villas (and of course the luxurious Canggu Club) can be found here.
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Bali Merchant Jamboree Ku De Ta Villa Kresna The Oberoi
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Sanur/ Jimbaran/ Nusa Dua
One of the most pleasant aspects of Sanur is its large expanse of beachfront. A footpath that covers about five kilometers allows visitors to casually stroll and explore, stopping when they feel like it for a drink or snack at one of the many beach side restaurants. A large reef shelters Sanurâ€™s white-sand beach, resulting in a low-key surf that is ideal for beginner surfers and families with small children. 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 Bali 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 many visitors staying at these fine hotels are largely unaware of a beautiful white-sand beach located just five minutes away on the southern edge of the peninsula, Geger beach. Immediately north of the Nusa Dua enclave is the peninsula of Tanjung Benoa that sports less exclusive hotels and Benoa village. As it is 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 colour as a fishing village still remains. Unlike many other coastal areas in Bali that have fully converted from fishing villages into tourist spots crowded with umbrellas, hawkers and surfboards, Jimbaran exploits its natural potential as a fishing village with the establishment of row upon row of seafood restaurants serving that dayâ€™s catch of fresh fish and crustaceans. Jimbaran is now known to be a haven of the finest seafood (both raw and processed) in Bali.
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Kopi Bali House
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Crystal Divers Blue Oasis Dive Blue Season Bali
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Bali Diving Triana Scuba Seraya Joe Kennedy Photo
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Prasanti HANG TUAH
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, arts and crafts 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. Accommodation options range from cheap homestays and hotels in the town’s center to the jet set retreats that sit high up on the edge of green valleys. Plenty of interesting things can be found in the main streets, but most of the magic of Ubud is hidden away on the backstreets, backwaters and courtyards.
To Chedi, Bagawan-giri
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GUNUNG SARI TEMPLE
SIWA RATIH TEMPLE
TEBING KALEMBUTAN TEMPLE PENATARAN SASIH TEMPLE PUSERING JAGAD TEMPLE KABOEDAN TEMPLE
ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM ARJUNA METAPA TEMPLE ART MUSEUM GOA GAJAH
YEH PULUH RELIEF To Denpasar
Nusa Lembongan Nusa Lembongan is one of Baliâ€™s three small offshore islands (the other two are Nusa Penida and Nusa Ceningan) with tourist infrastructure; thus making it a popular destination for visitors to Bali. Lembongan is the perfect destination to experience the abundance of marine life, whether you are diving or snorkeling. Lembonganâ€™s white-sand beaches and clear water are just perfect for visiting sun worshippers. Unlike most beaches in Bali, there are no hawkers in Nusa
Lembongan, with the sole exception of the boat guys who wander along the beach in the morning and ask you if you would like to join their snorkeling or fishing trips. Getting to or from Nusa Lembongan is easy due to the numerous options. From Sanur, visitors are provided with fast boat service as well as the traditional jukung boats (wooden boats). Alternatively, travelers can depart from the Gili islands, or even charter their own helicopter.
Light House Shipwreck Surfbreak
Lacerations Surfbreak Playgrounds Surfbreak
Seaweed Farms Police Station
Song Lambung Beach
Underground House Dream Beach
Bias Tugel Beach
Crystal Bay Swallow Cave
The Gilis Directory GILI EATS CAFÉS Coco’s Coffee, Great Sandwiches and Café Food INTERNATIONAL RESTAURANTS Beach House Fresh Seafood BBQ and International Cuisine Phone: +62 370 642 352 Sama-Sama Reggae Bar Cool Rhythms, Cold Beer Trattoria Italian Cuisine since 2002 Phone: +62 81 907 982 995
Lombok’s three sister islands, 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 accommodation options ranging from luxury villas to rustic yet chic bungalows. 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 the biggest and most developed, with a diverse day and night life and the legendary “island parties” three times per week, Meno is very small and mellow (perfect for honeymooners) and Air’s ambiance falls somewhere between the two. The three islands, very fortunately, are pleasantly free from air pollution due to the absence of motorized land vehicles. The only means of transportation available are traditional cidomos (horse-drawn carts), horses and bicycles.
IRISH RESTAURANTS Tir Na Nog Irish Bar World’s Smallest Irish Bar— Food, Drinks, Fun Phone: +62 370 639 463
Beach House Resort An innovative and contemporary resort set amidst tropical gardens, facing the sparkling turquoise waters of Lombok Straits. Gili Trawangan Phone: +62 370 642 352 GILI SLEEPS RESORTS Gili Eco Villas Eco-friendly Accommodation Phone: +62 361 847 6419
(Luxury Villas) Luxury Villas in Tranquil Surroundings Exclusive resort of 4 luxury villas, just minutes away from the vibrant beach front of Gili Trawangan. Experience the perfect combination of privacy and hotel service. Gili Trawangan Phone: +62 81 2375 5721
(Gili Trawangan) 5-star PADI and SSI centre The largest and most popular dive centre on Gili Trawangan, offering a full range of courses from beginner to instructor and three daily fun dive excursions. Gili Trawangan Phone: +62 370 643 649
Manta Dive (Gili Air)
Located in the heart of Gili Trawangan, ko-ko-mo resort is the perfect location to get away from it all. Relax and feel the stress of fast paced living slowly ebb away. Gili Trawangan Phone: +62 370 642 352 Manta Dive Bungalows A/C Bungalows in Central Location Phone: +62 370 643 649 Luce d’Alma Exclusive, Modern Cottages in Tranquil Resort Phone: +62 370 621 777 Villa Ombak Biggest Resort on the Island Phone: +62 370 642 336 GILI ADVENTURE DIVING Big Bubble PADI and SSI Dive Centre Phone: +62 370 625 020
5-star PADI and SSI centre Manta Dive Gili Air offers a full range of courses and daily fun dive trips as well as accommodation. Located on the southeast side of the island of Gili Air. Gili Air Phone: +62 81 353 050 462 Dream Divers 5-Star PADI IDC Centre Phone: +62 370 693 738 Lutwala Dive Boutique Dive Resort Phone: +62 370 689 3609 Villa Ombak Diving Arcade Resort Dive Centre Phone: +62 370 642 336 GILI SHOPS SHOPPING Innuendo Exclusive Fashion Shopping Phone: +62 361 742 8814
Karma Kayak Gili Eco Villas
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Coral Beach 2
Desa Dunia Beda Villa Almarik Luce d’Alma Light House
Kelapa Villas Good Heart Bungalows Bale Sampan Trawangan Dive Gili Divers Horizontal Aquaddiction Wrap-a-Snapper
Bugi Light House Balenta Resto/ Bar
Amber House Zoriah
Sama-Sama Coco’s Gili Villas
Terminal Blue Marlin Dream Divers Big Bubble
Rudy’s Bar Buddha Dive Tir Na Nog
Beach House Trattoria Villa Ombak Ko Ko Mo
Royal Reef Resort
Blue Marlin Tropical Hideaways Villa Nautilus Malias Child Bounty Resort Gazebo Kontiki Biru Meno
Gili Air Harbour
Harmony Café Mirage Bar Gili Air Hotel Matahari Blue Marlin Space Bar Star Bar Villa Batu Dua Island View ges ot t a hop ut C z z y ’s S n o O Co c Warung Sasak
Biba Beach Munchies Café Green Café Clinic
Bulan Madu Villas Clinic Manta Dive Safari Dream Divers Scallywags Sunset 5 Blue Bar ns e as a e S 7 Oc Harbour
10 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR BEING A RESPONSIBLE TOURIST 1. Be a good role model Set a good example and show people that your interactions with the environments can make a difference. 2. Do not throw anything in the toilet Non-organic wastes thrown into the toilet can cause grey water to flow into the land and sea. This will increase pollution and kill the fragile underwater eco-system.
8. Do not touch or walk on the reef Corals are very fragile organisms and it takes tens of years for them to grow. Please respect their space and observe from a distance.
3. Refill your water bottle Contribute to the waste management and help recycle plastic by reusing your water bottle. It will also save your money and is an easy way to be green.
9. Report environmental disturbance and destruction Touching aquatic life, walking on reefs, boat anchoring and discarding plastic are not eco-appreciative behaviors. Please respect and look after the environment.
4. Save water Turn the water off when you are not using it. The Gilis are small islands with very limited supply of fresh water; so please be conservative.
10. Get involved in local environmental activities and issues No matter how small, your contribution can have a great impact on the corner of the planet in which you live or spend holidays. There are plenty of opportunities to show your support for a clean environment, including practicing a good eco role model behavior, participating in beach cleanups, educating the local people about rubbish and plastic and supporting ecological activities.
5. Switch off the AC, fan and lights when you leave your room Electricity comes from petrol generators on the Gili islands. Do not waste the energy as the island can barely cope already. 6. Throw rubbish in the bins provided Encourage a responsible behavior by walking a few extra steps to collect the rubbish and put it in a bin.
7. Do not collect seashells from the sea or beach Seashells are living animals and taking them out of their natural habitat will kill them. Hermit crabs will also look for new and bigger seashells as they grow up; thus collecting seashells will leave hermit crabs homeless.
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The Gilis Review
Ask the Experts
What Visitors Say about The Gili Islands TEXT DARBY SHAW IMAGES IMAGESTOCK
“The Gili Islands are totally beautiful and we can’t wait to tell all our friends and family to visit; (although would like to be a little selfish and keep this paradise as a secret all for ourselves).” “The island itself offered the perfect balance of relaxation, party and activities to create one hell of an island holiday.” “The night life was incredible, not to mention the amazing days my girlfriends and myself spent, snorkeling, soaking up the sun, and indulging on beautiful cocktails by the beach.” “The island is so relaxing with no beeping or motorbike/ car noises, it has excellent diving and great nightlife every 2nd night (cheesy parties but heaps of fun).”
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“I consider there to be two sides of the island, the ‘quiet side’ and the ‘busy side’. The busy side is where all the action is including restaurants, nightlife, shops and accommodation. Everything on the ‘busy side’ of the island is within walking distance, but on the ‘quiet side’ you require a horse and cart, otherwise known as ‘cidomo’ to get around. This can become very expensive as they are the only form of transport on the island, and can cost around Rp. 100,000 to go from one side of the island to the other at night. Street lighting is not really adequate on the quiet side of the island making it difficult to walk home when it is dark. Also, there are a limited number of these horse and carts running at one time, and they are not always available when you want one.” “Gili T is beautiful, and you can walk around the whole island in an hour. Must do!!!”
“Snorkeling with the kids was easy, lots of fish and a few big turtles. Visiting Meno and Air for snorkeling around is a must.” “If you want a truly great island spot with some great diving and fabulous beaches get here before the rest of the world finds out….” “Just a hop away from Bali the lifestyle changes completely! Where to start? The island itself seems almost out of a fairy tale, no cars, no traffic, everything is as close as your arms can spread, beautiful beach, charming atmosphere and welcoming people!” “Gili Trawangan is one of my favorite islands in Indonesia. The diving was fun with 20-30m visibility, it was very nice.”
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