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VOLUME 12 NO. 131


Finding ‘another definition’ of glass... Glass that is in its own way “elegant, attractive, and beautiful”


INITIAL IMPRESSIONS Baluran National Park brings one’s admiration into the world of birdwatching.



Espen Salberg:












HOP ALONG APRIL! ‘Om Swastiastu...’ Welcome to Bali and welcome to 2011’s April edition of Bali & Beyond. In this edition, flip to our new Folio pages (that debuted in our January 2011 edition, with a selection of photographic snapshots depicting the beauty of Bali). As a general rule, we feature photographic galleries in odd months, and fashion galleries in the even months. So this month our Fashion Folio features a collection of fashion designs from the portfolio of Espen Salberg, set in the elegant spaces of the new Pure Villa Bali in Canggu. Espen Salberg, a former world professional Latin American dance champion, is a Norwegian who spent 17 years in Italy before moving to Bali. He branches out into fashion geared for the dance crowd. His claim to fame is that he designed dresses for Jennifer Lopez in the movie Shall We Dance.

a question; how would a Balinese Hindu feel seeing half-naked tourists basking in the sun not far from a ceremonial site feel? Such scenes often raise questions like these, as does it not appear too awkward due to such a contrasting atmosphere? For Action & Attraction we share the Easter cheer as the day has become so identified with the egg and the bunny. On this day the children usually search for the colorful eggs that have previously been hidden by the adults. And always present are the rabbit ears and rabbit costumes. Here we have compiled some of the highlights at various hotels and venues that help add color to the family Easter celebrations this month. Through Beyond Bali we feature the Baluran National Park in East Java. This park with all its natural beauty and bird habitats easily brings one’s admiration into the world of birdwatching. The world of ornithology is steadily growing at this national park.

Bali & Beyond gathered its impromptu team and headed to the all-new Pure Villa Bali for some angles and glamour shots to share with you Salberg’s latest creations through this month’s Fashion Folio. We humbly thank Salberg for the collection, Cyrielle Mohara for modeling for us, Jana for the excellent makeup, and Aji Mahareshi for the superb fashion photography.

Baluran successfully hosted the first national level bird watching competition in June 2010. This competition with prize money of more than Rp. 21 million was joined by hundreds of birdwatchers of various age groups, thus becoming a lively means of exchanging experiences and records of bird encounters.

In this month’s Craft & Culture we take a walk around Mas, Ubud, Seminyak and Petitenget. Here we find ‘another definition’ of glass. Glass that is in its own way “elegant, attractive, and beautiful”.

In Capital Corner our Jakarta contributor realizes that those in the capital city simply can’t escape the mall. Probably for lack of other alternatives, the mall is still the favorite place to hang out, watch a movie, and have a meal. Here she shares with us a familiar name that she stumbled upon at the Central Park Mall.

Through Invite & Indulge discover a retreat that offers a sense of coziness and peace of mind with luxurious amenities and services, neatly hidden away amidst the hubbub of the LegianSeminyak neighborhood. Our April Pondering Point starts off with 6


Aji Mahareshi has a photographic portfolio covering weddings and events, luxury properties and fashion. He joins our impromptu team for this edition’s Fashion Folio.

Jana is no stranger among the professional circle of hairdressing and makeup artists. A humble soul but with a distinguished and reputable portfolio.

Josua Alessandro loves to photograph human subjects, cultures and landscapes. His portfolio can be viewed at www.escapadepictures.

Enjoy this edition; enjoy your time and travels on the island and beyond - and keep safe! ‘Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om…’ The Team

Patricia Ivana loves writing, which also finances her travels. She loves the beach and wishes to go to all the beautiful beaches in the world.

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April 2011 Volume 12 No. 131



“One day I had a chat with a friend from Thailand. We talked about Bali, Hinduism, and temples. A sudden question arose…how in my opinion as a Hindu was seeing half-naked tourists basking in the sun not far from a ceremonial site?”



Take a walk around Mas, Ubud, Seminyak and Petitenget to find ‘another definition’ of glass. Glass that is in its own way “elegant, attractive, and beautiful”.







56 BEYONDUPDATES News updates from the tourism industry and what’s new beyond Bali.

24 Neatly hidden away amidst the hubbub of the Legian-Seminyak neighborhood is a retreat that offers a sense of coziness and peace of mind with luxurious amenities and services.


12 NEW&NEWS This month’s select news updates from the island’s tourism industry and what’s new around the island.




Cover Beautifully Elegant Photo by Aji Mahareshi Wardrobe by Espen Salberg Fashion Stylist Arya Yudistira

This month’s Fashion Folio presents the latest designs from the collection of Espen Salberg, set to the elegant spaces of the new Pure Villa Bali in Canggu.

60 COMMUNITYCALENDAR Schedules, calendar highlights and various happenings of interest, from art exhibitions to special events. 64 SEE&SEEN Snapshots of events and happenings within the preceding month. 70 BALIMAPS Map of Bali showing specific tourism areas and places of interest, as well as a distance scale between the island’s main destinations. 73 CLASSIFIEDCOLUMNS Listings and product descriptions from various clientele. 74 INFOINDEX Useful directory of companies and island-based businesses.



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April 2011 Volume 12 No. 131



Baluran National Park in East Java brings one’s admiration into the world of birdwatching. The world of ornithology is steadily growing at this national park.



50 CAPITALCORNER A MEAL WITH A VIEW Living in Jakarta, one simply can’t escape the malls. Probably for lack of other alternatives, the mall is still the favorite place to hang out, watch a movie, and have a meal.




ACTION&ATTRACTION SHARE THE EASTER CHEERS Easter has become synonymous with the egg and the bunny. On this day the children try to find the colorful eggs that have been previously hidden by adults. And always present are the rabbit ears and rabbit costumes.




MOONLIGHT REMEDIES Spa Alila at Alila Ubud offers its ‘Moonlight Remedies’, drawing on the energy of the moon and rhythms of nature. Spa-lovers can choose to be pampered within the sanctuary of Spa Alila’s indoor spa suites or outside amidst the lush green surroundings of the resort’s Sculpture Garden on the banks of the Ayung River. The remedy evokes complete mind and body relaxation as you are surrounded by nature’s lushness, breathing in the fresh air and lured by the sound of birdcalls. During a new moon or full moon when the moon’s energy is believed to be at its strongest, the message treatments are conducted outdoors in a custom spa tent, open to nature yet completely private, harnessing the ‘lunar energy’ to promote healing and spiritual growth. The ‘moonlight remedies’ treat you to a complete spa ritual that begins at the garden and into the caring hands of your personal Spa Alila therapist. Currently, four of Spa Alila’s destination-inspired massage therapies are offered by moonlight: Balinese Massage, Alila Recovery Signature Massage, and the India Head Massage.

TEENS ONLY... Hard Rock Hotel Bali promises fun for the family with a new venue called TABU, specifically designed for 13 to 17 year olds. TABU offers a nightclub equipped with a multi-purpose DJ booth, internet and gaming lounge with Wii, Xbox Kinetic and PS3 facilities, a private cinema area, bar and lounge with chill out area and a pool table. TABU is open from 12 noon to 12 midnight daily and offers a “no adults” private club where ‘TABUMembers’ can socialize and enjoy evening entertainment created by them for them. Hard Rock Hotel Bali , Jalan Pantai, Banjar Pande Mas, Kuta (0361) 761-869;

SAWASDEE KRAP! Thai Airways International Bali introduces Phi-roon Sakulthong as their new General Manager. He has commercial and customer relations experiences in 5-star hotels, in retail and the airline business. He had joined the Thai management team for Sales and Marketing in Sweden and Australia. Brand Management and the Commercial Communication department in Bangkok was his latest duty before him being appointed as the airline’s General Manager in Bali. Thai Airways International, Inna Grand Bali Beach Hotel (0361) 288-141; 12





FIFTH TO THE FORE... Aston International has signed a management agreement for the Fave Hotel Legian, the fifth Fave hotel in Bali. The new Fave will be located on Jalan Troppozone just 50 meters from the Legian Bomb Memorial and will feature 150 guest rooms, an eclectic café shop, several meeting rooms and an oversized 30 meter-long outdoor swimming pool. Since its launch in early 2009, the Fave Hotel has become among the fastest growing selected service hotel brands in Indonesia. Currently there are 2 Fave hotels in operation in Bali and Surabaya and another 15 under development. The new hotel in Legian will serve the growing demand for international standard budget hotels.

THIS AIN’T THAT SINFUL... Chocolate Cafe Patisserie and Bakery is introduces the delicious tastes of Belgium to the fishing village of Jimbaran. Located at the south wing of the Jimbaran Corner shopping center in Jimbaran, Chocolate Cafe Patisserie and Bakery features authentic Belgium recipes, ranging from Belgium waffles, crepes, chocolates to various specialty pastries. With a very talented Belgian chef on board, Yehudi Van Meckeren, who is also its restaurateur, Jimbaran Cornerís newly welcomed addition also provides a comfortable setting to meet with colleagues or to enjoy quality time with family and friends over the delicious picks. Two distinctive seating environments will be available with an array of cushioned sofas inside the cafe or patio chairs set up outdoors beneath a shaded canopy. Chocolate Cafe, Jalan Raya Uluwatu, Jimbaran, (0361) 704-663

COVETED CERTIFICATION Meliã Bali has announced its recent achievement as the first hotel in Asia and one of only five hotels in the world to be given the distinction of EarthCheck Platinum by EarthCheck; the world’s leading sustainable travel and tourism certification organization. The EarthCheck Program is widely regarded as the world’s most scientifically rigorous, and is focused on maximizing operational efficiencies to minimize CO2e (Equivalent carbon dioxide) emissions, while supporting host communities. It looks at key environmental indicators such as energy and water consumption, total waste production as well as community commitment, to determine the level of performance. Only those organizations that can consistently demonstrate operational practices that adhere to the highest environmental standards over a period of 10 years receive the much-coveted Platinum Certification. Prior to achieving certification, Meliã Bali successfully benchmarked and certified its operations each year, using the EarthCheck tool. This involved the organization submitting a year’s worth of operational data and having it compared to that of other organizations that are similar in kind. 14





PREFERRED KIDS? Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) introduces SPG Kids Pass at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua. They believe that when kids are happy, parents are happy. SPG wishes to ensure that both kids and parents have a family-friendly travel experience. For a flat daily rate of US$10++, children (aged 12 and younger) of Starwood Preferred GuestÂŽ members can enjoy a variety of all-inclusive dining options at participating restaurants in The Westin Resort. An all-inclusive dining program for kids and one less thing to worry about for parents.

CHIC IN CANGGU Ametis Villa Bali introduces its contemporary villa resort promising a degree of escapism for travelers seeking to break free from a cycle of routine. Located in Canggu, which is now a preferred destination for savvy travelers seeking an alternative to the urban sprawl of neighboring Seminyak, the Ametis Villa is a refreshing interpretation of an intimate Balinese community featuring private villa compounds and public areas for social interaction. Ametis villa offers three unique accommodation categories: 8 units of One Bedroom Premier Villas, 5 units of One Bedrooom Imperial Villas, and a Three Bedroom Grand Villa. Ametis Villa Bali, Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu, (0361) 736-902

PIZZA ON THE ROOF depalm Rooftop & Lounge at dekuta Hotel on Poppies Lane II in Kuta recently introduced its pizza menu, offering a range of delicious pizzas alongside its views of the Kuta skyline and the beach. Both may be enjoyed with tasty treats from the bar’s extensive cocktail and tapas menus. depalm Rooftop & Lounge is also available for private parties, but if you are just looking to relax and spot some bikini-clad spring breakers this is the place to be. And now you can indulge in the bites of pizza favorites such as the Vegetarian Pizza pictured left. dekuta Hotel, Jl. Pantai Kuta, Poppies Lane II, no. 8, Kuta; (0361) 753-880; 16


NOW AT THE HELM Aerowisata Hotel Sanur Beach Bali recently announced the appointment of Francis Dehnhardt as new General Manager. Born in Geneva and half German half Indonesian, he was educated in Europe and the USA, which makes Francis a truly international hotelier. He speaks English, Indonesian, and German and has a strong understanding of Dutch, French and some Mandarin. Francis joins the resort with more then 20 years experience in the hospitality industry, 17 years in senior management. Aerowisata Hotel Sanur Beach Bali, Jl. Danau Tamblingan, Sanur, (0361) 288011;




GLASS GLOSS N’ GLEAMS Take a walk around the vicinities of Mas, Ubud, Seminyak and Petitenget and you will be able to find “another definition” of glass. Glass that is, in it’s own way, “elegant, attractive, and beautiful”.




hat is glass?

requires that the raw materials be heated

and sizes are never equal one amongst

Just check the

to a temperature sufficient to produce a

another. The designs also vary, from

dictionary and

completely fused melt, which when cooled

glasses, bowls, candlesticks, vases, and

you’ll find details

rapidly becomes rigid without crystallizing.

other objects created in more unique and

such as, “… any

Try walking around the vicinities of

of a large class

Mas, Ubud, Seminyak and Petitenget and

antique designs solely meant for decorative purposes.

of materials with highly variable mechanical

you will be able to find ‘another definition’

and optical properties that solidify from a

of glass. Glass that is, in it’s own way,

glass has one more value-added feature

molten state without crystallization, … are

“elegant, attractive, and beautiful”.

to it, in that it is environmentally friendly.

typically made by silicates fusing with boric

Besides the different appearances, the

Unlike wood or metal that has been

A key ingredient in glass is quartz or silica

oxide, aluminum oxide, or phosphorus

manufactured for many years in Bali, glass

sand mixed with other ingredients. Glass

pentoxide, … generally hard, brittle, and

handicrafts are somewhat of a newcomer.

can also be made from broken glass or

transparent or translucent, …”

They appeared on the scene around less

recycled materials.

The Corning Museum of Glass’s dictionary explains that glass is a homogeneous material with a random,

than 10 years ago and have gradually gained its own slice of popularity. Unlike industrial mass-produced glass,

One business that utilizes these forms of reused glass is Focus Design, located in the village of Mas. They have a showroom

liquid-like (non-crystalline) molecular

glassmaking in Bali seems really focused

there, but two of their largest are on Jalan

structure. The manufacturing process

on arts and crafts. The shapes, colors,

Raya Mas and in Kerobokan. BALI&BEYOND APRIL 2011


In hotels and homes, glass items enrich the feel of space. On special occasions even more decorative glass items are incorporated into the spaces to enhance the whole ambience. As we can see in Grand Hyatt hotel, Nusa Dua.

becomes ever stronger as you step closer to the furnace. First the raw material are cleaned and then put into a furnace with a temperature of 1,500 degrees Celsius for 24 hours to melt. That’s when the glass is ready to be formed. Another process that can also be

This manufacturing business was

completed is cutting the desired item into

developed by Komang Agus, a native of

designs, for example, in the form of toys

Mas. It seems he had already his fathers

and crafts.

are in his blood. His father, like most citizens of Mas, is a sculptor. Originally Agus was also involved

who are able to produce 20 to 30

But when he was in Japan he had the

decorative flower vases and large bowls in

opportunity to observe glassmaking, and

a day. The prices are quite varied, ranging

decided to pursue the new craft.

from Rp. 20,000 to 15 million depending

and the production runs every day, only

on size and level of complexity of the manufacturing process.

turning off the hot stoves on the day of

Komang Agus’ products have also

Nyepi (which fell on March 5 this year).

successfully penetrated the American and

While visiting the factory, we’ll you can see piles of broken glass and raw materials


developed very well. He has 20 employees

in processing of wood for handicrafts.

He manages his small factory in Mas


The business that Komang Agus endeavored to establish has now

European markets. Glass objects are not only sold to

purchased from various trash collectors.

overseas markets but are also quite

The stinging smell of gas and hot air

popular for decorating locally. Komang

Glass art has a long history. It was first invented by the people of Mesopotamia before the Islamic control of the region, until the Islamic period and its heyday. The industry also grew rapidly in the Middle Eastern regions of Syria, Iraq, and Egypt.

Agus admitted that he has received orders

spread to the surrounding areas such

from several hotels in Bali, one of which is

as Persia and Africa. Later the Crusades

the Grand Hyatt in Nusa Dua.

also contributed to the spread of glass

In the hotel, glass decorations have

art brought to Europe, namely Spain

been placed in rooms, the lobby, and other

and Venice. The transfer of technology

public spaces. These glass items enrich

occurred at the time of the Crusades and

the feel of space. On special occasions

continued on from there.

even more decorative glasses are

In the 13th century, Venetia mastered

incorporated into the spaces to add to the

the glass manufacturing industry but the

whole ambience.

craftsmen and raw materials continued

Glass art has a long history. It was first

to be brought in from Syria. Venetian

invented by the people of Mesopotamia

glassmaking is also somewhat a monopoly

before the Islamic control of the region,

in Europe.

until the Islamic period and its heyday. The

Artistic glass making techniques have

industry also grew rapidly in the Middle

developed through time. In the 9th century,

Eastern regions of Syria, Iraq, and Egypt.

decorations on glass were produced very

In these regions, central glass producing

closely with the values of Islamic art. The

cities emerged.

main technical characteristics of glass and

The manufacture of glass then

glassmaking during this period were the



Artistic glass making techniques have developed through time. In the 9th century, decorations on glass were produced very closely with the values of Islamic art. The main technical characteristics of glass and glassmaking during this period were the decoration of relief-cut glass with cold-cut techniques.

decoration of relief-cut glass with cold-cut

colorful ornaments. Ornaments are not

the era of the Mamluk dynasty of the ruling


only printed but also carved with motifs of

power in Egypt and Syria. The artistic taste

flowers and animals.

in glass and glass further highlighted the

At that time, also introduced was the effect of colored glass cameos, in

Developmental leaps pretty much

floral and geometric patterns that appeared

which the pale glass was given layers of

occurred in the 13th century. At that time

on chandeliers, flower vases, and bottles

other colors like green, giving rise to the

the artistic glassmakers in Egypt and Syria

manufactured at the time.

impression of contrast while maintaining

had the ability to make coated glass with

its beauty.

polychromatic colors for the first time.

So at this point glass was no longer

Meanwhile, a century later there was a

Glass may seem vulnerable. It may easily be shattered or broken to pieces and cannot cope with sudden temperature

only one color. One of the most famous

change in the taste of artistic glass or the

changes. But this may just add to its allure;

works is the Corning Ewer, Islamic relief-

Islamic cuts. The pattern and the style of

its beauty still makes it an excellent choice

cut cameo glass.

flowers and geometric outlines became

for those with a high taste for art. â–

more prominent. It was very distinguishable

Text and photos by

from the variety of crockery produced in

Ni Luh Dian Purniawati

Entering the 11th century AD, the trend turned to glass that was coated with 22







Right along Jalan Arjuna (or Jalan Double Six), a small signage that you can’t miss leads you into the alleyway of Gang Raja. A short distance further and the slightly veiled lobby sits up a few steps of stairs.

The Haven Seminyak is a collection of suites, rooms and villas tucked away behind the rows of upscale boutiques, dining and chill-out spots of the Legian-Seminyak strip.


eatly hidden away

this lifestyle resort well. Some like the

amidst the hubbub of

‘adventurous’ features of the vicinity, but

two choices – One-bedroom and Two-

the Legian-Seminyak

always need that break for respite. And

bedroom, the suites are complemented

neighborhood is a

this resort serves it right.

by facilities that suit either a romance-filled

retreat that offers a sense of coziness and

The Haven is where its fun-loving guests return to after the day’s stroll on Legian, the

With 60 spacious suites that come in

honeymoon vacation or a small family’s holiday on the island.

peace of mind with luxurious amenities and

big day out on the waves and the beach, or

services... One that lives up to its name.

back after the evenings rave out. The Haven

with modern kitchenettes and pantries

The Haven Seminyak is a collection of

All of the Haven Suites are complete

welcomes its guests ‘home’ to a sanctuary

featuring spacious living rooms with

elegant suites, rooms and villas tucked

of its own. Right along Jalan Arjuna (what

widescreen wall-mounted LCD television

away behind the rows of upscale fashion

we used to refer to as Jalan Double Six),

sets, free WiFi connections throughout,

boutiques, fine dining and chill-out spots of

a small signage that you can’t miss leads

and wide wooden balconies that form an

the Legian-Seminyak strip.

you into the alleyway of Gang Raja. A short

atrium over a pool centerpiece with a lush

distance further and the slightly veiled lobby

view over the gardens. The Haven Suites

sits up a few steps of stairs.

are complemented by two swimming pools

The sometimes hectic, frenetic... chaotic (you name it) streets hide



The Beach Club is located on the long stretch of the Seminyak coastline, where guests can hop on the complimentary resort shuttle to the strip and then lay back and enjoy a relaxing moment, or simply watch the sun go down on the horizon.



and a kid’s pool, adjacent to the Lemon

on the existence of the resort’s presence

Cello restaurant.

in the vicinity, but also is a cool dining spot

The centerpiece courtyard pool is not

that serves the resort’s guests both healthy

just about swimming or lazing in the sun,

and delicious cuisine. The restaurant

but it also serves for many other activities

sources the finest seasonal and organic

for the resort guests, ranging from djembe

ingredients, bringing diners a scrumptious

lessons to many other dry and water

choice of salads and pan-Asian classics

related fun activities.

as well as international favorites. Its drink

The collection of choices gets even

list also features healthy juices and power

broader with the set of luxurious villas,

boosters alongside a selection of teas,

located nearby but tucked further away

coffee and wines. The evenings are lit

and bordered by the resort’s Atma Spa.

up at the street side restaurant with live

96 contemporary design hotel rooms also

entertainment and a chill-out factor best

surround the courtyard swimming pool.

served with a circle of friends.

The seven pool villas are located

Meanwhile, the cozy dining option

between the hotel and suites and boast

adjacent to the pools is Lemon Cello,

convenient access to The Haven Hotel and

where suite and hotel guests can greet the

Seminyak shopping street arcades.

morning with wholesome morning treats.

Dining options at the resort include the

Lemon Cello also offers a romantic

street side SABEEN Restaurant that not

and elegant dining experience in a pergola

only has become a beacon for passersby

style setting. The well-shaded spot is

With 60 spacious suites that come in two choices – One-bedroom and Two-bedroom, the suites are complemented by facilities that suit either a romance-filled honeymoon vacation or a small family’s holiday on the island. The collection of choices gets even broader with the set of luxurious villas, located nearby but tucked further away and bordered by the resort’s Atma Spa.

augmented by the poolside nuance and

resort shuttle to the strip and then lay back

within the heart of the resort. Atma Spa at

lush gardens. While elegant Italian food

and enjoy a relaxing moment under the

The Haven offers a similar concept with the

is ready to be served at Lemon Cello and

hands of skilled therapists with a beach

Atma Spa at The 1O1 Legian - the newest

pan-Asian cuisine and street side chill-out

club massage (available upon request),

addition to the PHM Hospitality brand.

spot at SABEEN, a romantic dinner for two

or spend the afternoon away with simple

While at The Haven you may find many

at the beachside as well as special events

finger snacks and fresh beverages as the

signature package treatments, and at The

can be enjoyed at the new Beach Club.

sun goes down on the horizon. The Beach

1O1 there is a wide range of a ’la carte

Club is located at Seminyak Beach, easily

treatments to choose from. Among them

to the features of the resort, fulfilling

found at the front of Double Six, where it

is the signature treatment at The Haven of

the options for a sunset and romantic

is complemented by day beds and wide

the Atma Rejuvenator, which offers 120



minutes of pampering priced at US$65++.

The Beach Club is the newest addition

The Beach Club is located on the long

And back at the resort you can also

This signature features a traditional

stretch of the Seminyak coastline, where

enjoy a wide range of relaxation options at

combination of The Haven massage,

guests can hop on the complimentary

the Atma Spa. The spa facility is located

followed by a choice of scrubs, BALI&BEYOND APRIL 2011


and concludes with a replenishing

And to further excite us all, the resort has

Package, which includes three nights stay

aromatherapy bath.

introduced its Beyond Compare packages,

at your choice of accommodation, daily

This holistic package helps achieve

which are interesting options for leisure

breakfast for two over the three days, a

balance and harmony by attending to the

and business travelers. The packages

one-hour head and shoulder massage for

elements of the emotional, spiritual and

are effective through June and includes

two, a one-hour Balinese massage for two,

physical. This treatment forms a collection

an Amazing Love Experience package

and 30-minute Reflexology session for two

of signature treatments together with

specially designed for honeymooners,

- priced at Rp. 4,050,000++.

the Atma Stimulator that features a deep

which is comprised of a three nights stay

tissue massage with herbal compress, the

with your choice of accommodation, daily

also featured with a Haven Room hotel

Atma Beautifier that uses gentle, relaxing

breakfast for two over the three days,

experience starting from Rp. 1,050,000++

movements of Balinese massage, and

one-time candlelit dinner with a three-

and one-bedroom Haven Suites from Rp.

the Atma Ultimate Indulgence that uses

course menu at Lemon Cello restaurant,

1,650,000++. One-bedroom Haven Pool

four combinations of duo massages,

a one-time Atma Beautifier spa package

Villas start from Rp. 3,570,000++. â–

selected scrubbing, a refining facial and an

for couples, one-time honeymoon flower

invigoration bath.

arrangement upon arrival and return airport

The Naturally Elegant concept of The Haven Seminyak is offered to guests who want a lush retreat smack dab in the middle of the happening neighborhood. 28


transfers. The Haven Romance Package starts from Rp. 4,385,000++ The special package at the Atma Spa features the Haven Rejuvenated Spa

A Bed & Breakfast special package is

â– The Haven Seminyak Suites & Villas Jl. Arjuna (Jl. Double Six), Gg. Raja, Seminyak, (0361) 738-001





Tourism and the religious life of the Balinese are two different things, which grow in one place and adapt to each other so that they may go hand in hand. The development of tourism in Bali would not wish to make a shift in the religious life of Balinese Hindus.


ne day I had a chat with a friend from

by other similar property development projects. Then the Balinese

Thailand. We talked about Bali, Hinduism, and

local government felt the need to issue a regulation on spatial

temples. A sudden question was regarding

planning to address the problem.

my opinion as a Hindu seeing half-naked

In Indonesia, temples as well as a churches or mosques are

tourists basking in the sun not far from a

categorized as places of worship and sacred places. A sanctified

ceremonial site?

site where all thoughts, words, and actions should be focused on

The question reminded me of a scene from the recent Melasti

ritual. The Melasti is an observance for the purification of the soul

things that are holy. A temple is basically already divided into 3 areas, like an egg.

and the cosmos with a common pilgrimage, parading sacred

The deepest area or the “yolk” is the most sacred; the second

heirlooms to the beach. The ceremony is always lively due to the

being less. The outer region or “skin” is the less sacred perimeter.

accompaniment of the whole village and sounds of gamelan.

Each temple area is separated by a wall.

In some tourist locations such as Sanur or Kuta, the Melasti

Nevertheless, the outer perimeter of a temple is not necessarily

parade oftentimes moves past a few half-naked sunbathing

to be used at will. Hindu religious leaders agreed that there are

tourists as mentioned. The scene often raises questions as

regulations governing the use of these outer regions. They believe,

such, is this Bali with all its religious aspects amidst the growth

as far as the eye could see from the perimeter, the region is still to

of tourism? Does it not appear too awkward due to such a

be considered sacred.

contrasting atmosphere? Religious ceremonies require a sanctified and solemn

Wow… it can be imagined that say, a temple atop a mountain visible from a distance will be considered to have the most

atmosphere. Mannerly, clean and tidy clothes as well as a positive

extensive sacred area, while a temple hidden behind a sacred hill

mindset are required.

will have a much narrower field of view.

Tourism and the religious life of the Balinese are two different

When you think about it, this is quite reasonable. A temple has

things, which grow in one place and adapt to each other so that they

its own wonderful aura that radiates far into the surroundings.

may go hand in hand. The development of tourism in Bali would not

Oftentimes people feel an extraordinary calmness that can only

wish to make a shift in the religious life of Balinese Hindus.

be felt around temples. There is an indescribable positive vibe. As

The Melasti parade among sunbathers is just one small example. Another example is the construction of large properties with close proximity to temples. In 1994 Bali saw the construction

long as we can still sense this aura to an extent, then that is the true sacred radius of the area. Back to the chat. Our conversation stopped with each of our

of the Bali Nirwana Resort and its golf course (which through a

own perceptions in our heads. It was difficult to identify sanctity

series of management changes is now the Pan Pacific Nirwana

especially when associated with religious matters. Religion and

Bali) in Tabanan is located not far from the Tanah Lot temple.

things holy are in the most private of domains, between our

The development met opposition from the Hindu community in Bali because of its being too close to the temple, as it violates the sanctity of the temple area; holy areas should not be adjacent to things of a commercial nature. But the objections were unable to overcome the strong capitalism that allowed the construction. That project was followed 30


individual being and nature. It’s just that when looking into our social lives, our personal boundaries inevitably intersect with others. At least let us honor those limits in the name of respect. Mutual respect spurs harmony in life. Across individuals, across nations, across religions. ■ Text by Ni Luh Dian Purniawati




Diagonal Neck-Line Sleeveless Dress, Beaded. Gold Platform Shoes.



Beautifully Elegant Espen Salberg, a former world professional Latin American dance champion, is a Norwegian who spent 17 years in Italy before moving to Bali. He branches out into fashion geared for the dance crowd. His claim to fame is that he designed dresses for Jennifer Lopez in the movie Shall We Dance. Bali & Beyond gathered its team and headed to the all-new Pure Villa Bali for some angles and glamor shots and shares with you Salberg’s latest creations through this month’s Fashion Folio. The materials he uses comprise of jersey with silky feel and soft meshes. BALI&BEYOND APRIL 2011


One Shoulder Draped Balloon Dress, Beaded. Black velvet platform shoes.



Grecian Draped. Top 6-cut Front Pleat Skirt. Pearl-studded golden bracelet.



Simple Long Dress with Beaded Collar



Off Shoulder Draped Dress. Golden leather belt.

Model : Cyrielle Mohara; Location : Pure Villa Bali (; hotographer : Aji Mahareshi ( Hair and Make Up : Jana (; Dresses : Espen Salberg ( Accessories : Cyrielle Mohara (; Fashion Stylist: Arya Yudistira

Soft Balloon Draped Dress.







easter thus becomes one

This feast is considered best for Christians

of those important and

because it is among the most sacred of

highly anticipated days on

events in the life of Jesus.

the calendar for children. But unlike Christmas that falls on a certain date,

Going to church for mass is the common way of its commemoration. But one of the most unique and interesting

the Easter celebration falls on different

features of the Easter celebration is the

dates each year. This occurs because

Easter egg.

the dates must be adjusted to the day of Easter Sunday. Easter generally arrives during in the

Easter has become almost identical to the egg and the bunny. On this day the children usually find the colorful eggs that

month of March or April, which happens

had been previously hidden by the adults.

to coincide with the spring in Europe. This

And always present are the rabbit ears and

year, Easter falls on April 24.

rabbit costumes.

For Christians, Easter is of course an

The eggs have pre-Christian hints

important day, as this is the day that Jesus

of heritage dating back to Persia, well

is to have had died on the cross, risen and

before the Christian era. The egg-related

then shown himself before his disciples.

events commemorated the start of spring




What most easily comes to mind when you hear the word “Easter”? Eggs, that funny bunny, small children carrying baskets, chocolate, any other cheerful things with bright colors, that’s what.




Easter eggs are colored and decorated. Some are decorated with straw, some colored red as a symbol of Christ’s blood, and green for the start of new life. – signifying the start of new life. Spring was the time when flowers started to

tradition of egg hunts. Easter eggs are colored and decorated.

bloom, a new beginning after the bitter

Some are decorated with straw, some

cold of winter.

colored red as a symbol of Christ’s blood,

Eggs were also used during Lent, when Christians fasted for 40 days. One of the

and green for the start of new life. Although in general it involves Easter

that the Easter Bunny, who is also very popular in this country, has laid the eggs and candy. The Russian, Ukrainian and Polish people start their Easter meals with great joy after the fasting period of Lent with

prohibitions was eating eggs. So when

eggs, the Easter celebrations vary in

an egg that was previously blessed on

Easter comes around they pray, ask for

each country. In France children listen

Easter Sunday. Before they sit down

blessings, feast and distribute decorated

to fairytales that tell of Easter eggs once

to eat, the head of the family or father

eggs as Easter gifts.

being dropped from the church bells on

would carefully distribute a small part of

the way back from Rome.

the Easter egg to every member of the

This tradition flourished in Northern Europe. Dutch colonialism in the past

In Germany and Austria small baskets

family and to each of the guests, while

also brought in the Christian religion and

of eggs, pastries and sweets are placed

happily congratulating each on this holy

its traditions to Indonesia. One was the

in hidden places, and the children believe

day. Before they eat their portion of egg




in silence, they would not sit down to eat

Lamb Sunday Lunch Buffet priced at Rp

their Passover meal.

140,000, which is featured at the SEN5ES

Christians in Bali usually celebrate Easter together in their church. At parties

restaurant from 11 am until 2 pm. Lamb is oftentimes a representation of

and events, the parents will hide the eggs

Jesus Christ. There is a belief that states

in the garden. The children then start out

the devil can take the form of anything

with their baskets, hunting their gifts along

other than a lamb. So it became a tradition

the way. Sometimes these events will take

that the main Easter dinner menu item of

place in large locations like the Puputan

the Pope is roast lamb.

Badung field in Denpasar.

For children, there are programs like

The event is also commonly an annual

Easter greeting card making at the Kid’s

program in some hotels, especially those

Club, the Easter egg hunts, egg painting

targeting the family market. They package

in the garden, Easter bunny balloon animal

a few happenings involving children,

making, and the Easter buffet lunch also at

while the parents watch from outside the


arena, cheering them on with camera or

The Easter Bunny on the other hand,

handycam ready. Easter highlights usually

similarly pre-Christian, signifies fertility.

feature an Easter dinner and lunch specials

Rabbits are considered the most fertile of

with various special menu items.

animals and are used as a symbol of new

For instance, at the Bali Dynasty parents are offered an Easter Roast

Easter is also commonly an annual program in some hotels, especially those targeting the family market. They package a few happenings involving children, while the parents watch from outside the arena, cheering them on with camera or handycam ready. Easter highlights usually feature an Easter dinner and lunch specials with various special menu items.

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In various regions in Germany alone, it is believed that the Easter Bunny laid red eggs on Maundy Thursday and eggs of various colors on the night before Easter Sunday. Easter rabbits in the form of cakes and confections are popular in southern Germany, and now cakes and confections are favored by children in all countries.

Rabbits get a nice role in the celebration of Easter as the legendary producer of Easter eggs for children in various countries.

Rabbits get a nice role in the

10 am. The nail painting program closes

producer of Easter eggs for children

the event at 12 am.

in various countries. In various regions


Generally, all activities for Easter are

in Germany alone, it is believed that

free of charge for in-house guests. Guests

the Easter Bunny laid red eggs on

only need to contact their concierge to

Maundy Thursday and eggs of various


colors on the night before Easter

The Kids Club at the Nusa Dua Beach

Sunday. Easter rabbits in the form of

Hotel also organizes several similar events

cakes and confections are popular in

such as egg painting, bunny puppet

southern Germany, and now cakes and

making, and origami bunny classes. This

confections are favored by children in all

activity is intended for in-house guests


aged 3 to 11 years and takes place at the

The Hotel Sanur Beach will feature a


Bunny chocolate gifts, all commencing at

celebration of Easter as the legendary

Kids Club and Kids Playground. â–

special Easter Buffet Dinner, Easter egg

Text by Ni Luh Dian Purniawati

hunt, egg painting, nail painting and Easter

Courtesy photos




A neat and fresh ambience lingers in this area which is oftentimes a major part of the itinerary on village tours, owing to its rich features.

: n a r u l Ba


n a coastal morning on Bama Beach I

at the Baluran National Park in Situbondo, East Java was initially to

was startled by the din of dozens of large

partake in a Gajah Mada University’s Reef Check Dive, an activity

black and white birds perched atop a

aimed at evaluating the health conditions of coral reef ecosystems.

banyan canopy. Each of their triangular and

The sight of the wild birds flocking as the sun rose up in the

yellow beaks fashioned an apparent horn.

eastern horizon was a bonus that was very memorable.

Oftentimes the red fruit of the melinjo would

By coincidence a senior bird watcher from Jogjakarta also

be swallowed through their wonderful devices. I knew later of

joined in with us. Mr. Poyo as he was usually called, invited me to

the bird’s names – White-Bellied Kangkareng (Anthracoceros

observe the birds in the forest around the shores of Bama along

albirostris). And it was this type of bird that first brought me into

the path to the post at Bekol when we had a “day off” to go down

the world of bird watching.

to the sea. Of course at first I did not understand the rules of the

It was around mid-September 2001 when one of my activities 44


game of observing birds, but he unwearyingly told me that every

The Merti Dusun is similar to the Grebeg Sekaten ceremony which is held every year to celebrate the Maulud Nabi or the birthday commemoration of the proph The Merti Dusun is similar to the Grebeg Sekaten ceremony which is held every year to celebrate the Maulud Nabi or the birthday commemoration of the prophet Muhammad, which Yogyakarta happened to celebrate last month on February 15. et Muhammad, which Yogyakarta happened to celebrate last month on February 15.

bird must have attributes that are not owned by any other kind. One by one, every bird that we saw through our binocular lenses was always explained in detail, then matched with a field manual authored by McKinnon et al, 1997. Little by little I felt enlightened and became enthusiastic each time I managed to see a new type of bird and match it with those in the book. And it was from Mr. Poyo that I first knew that birds can be called from their hiding places in nature by imitating their sounds – either by mouth or with tools designed for that purpose. Now, 9 years later, the world of bird watching at Baluran National Park has been highly developed. For instance, the BALI&BEYOND APRIL 2011


The National Park Authority has published a book called The Birds of Baluran National Park. This is a special field guidebook to the birds at the national park, complete with photos and distribution maps of each species. The book has made life a lot easier for birdwatchers. National Park Authority has published a book called The Birds of

and explore the coastal mangrove forests of Bama. Because it is

Baluran National Park. This is a special field guidebook to the birds

in this area according to the book authors, Swiss Winnasis et al.

at the national park, complete with photos and distribution maps

that the birds are commonly found. Unlike when you wish to see

of each species.

the Merak Hijau or ‘Green Peacock’ (Pavo muticus), you need not

This book has made life so much easier for birdwatchers.

go to special designated areas. Because according to the map of

It helps to shorten the search time as well as speed up the

the bird species, they can be found in almost all areas of the vast

identification of many species. Now birdwatchers can easily go

national park.

directly to the location specified in the map when looking for

Through the book you can also know some important bird sites

certain types of birds, including 23 species from 56 species of

that should be visited besides the Bama coastal block, namely the

Indonesian endemic species on the island of Java.

Gatel block, the crater of Mount Baluran block and the Evergreen

Like if you want to look for the Sikatan Cacing or ‘Worm

Forest. In these locations are found endemic birds of Java and

Flycatcher’ (Cyornis Banyumas), Pelanduk Semak (Malacocinda

Indonesia. Some among them are even newly known to exist in

sepiarium), Perenjak Coklat (Prinia polychroa), and the Ciungair

Baluran National Park through a survey conducted in 2009.

Jawa (Macronous flavicollis) to name a few, you only need to come 46


Examples are the Bubut Jawa (Centropus nigrorufus) found in

Several species are found in special designated areas, while others like the Green Peacock can be found in almost all areas of the vast national park.








the Gatel block on April 26, 2009. In an ornithologist’s recap until and the Brantas–Ujung Pangkah, Gresik river estuary. That’s


what made the new find important, because besides being a species endemic to the island of Java, the global existence of the bird also decreases with changes in habitat. So this is a



contribution to new knowledge that is very valuable in the world of ornithology. A bird that was also first discovered in the park is the ‘Burung


1992, the bird’s easternmost Java locale was listed as Sidoarjo




Luntur Harimau’ (Harpaktes oriskios), in the Baluran mountain crater block. This bird was previously known to exist only in the mountain rainforests west of Java. Then there is also the Java Eagle (Spizaetus bartelsi), that since 2005 had no longer any sightings been recorded.


To reach the crater of the Mount Baluran block is not an easy task and it is recommended that you stick to the roads. The

The crater of the Mount Baluran block is where you should build your tent for birdwatching; penetrating crevices of the crater that resembles a “Jurassic Park” - without the dinosaurs. site can only be reached on foot as far as 12 km from the Bekol

your tent for bird watching, penetrating crevices of the crater that

section post. You will cross groves of thorny acacia trees, go up

resembles a “Jurassic Park” - without the dinosaurs.

and down hills and through the thick evergreen forest along the

Another indicator of the growing world of ornithology at the

banks of the river leading up to the springs; locations where there

national park has been the success of Baluran hosting the first

are sources of drinking water that meet the needs of the forest

national level bird watching competition in June 2010. This

and its wildlife explorers in the dry area east of the park. It is this

competition with prizes totaling more than Rp. 21 million was

spring that goes through a metamorphosis into rivers that flow

joined by hundreds of birdwatchers from various age groups, thus

throughout the year. Well, this is the area where you should build

becoming a lively means of exchanging experiences and records of bird encounters. Something that I never thought could take place at Baluran. Note: Baluran National Park can be reached from Surabaya by road in 5 hours; from Denpasar, Bali it is 3.5 hours by road and an hour’s sea crossing. Conservation Area Entry Permits (SIMAKSI) are required when carrying out observations in the core zones. Lodging is available at the post in Bekol and at Bama beach with electricity only on from 6 pm until 9 pm. ■



Text by Drh. Oka Dwi Prihatmoko Photos by Swiss Winnasis




A MEAL WITH A VIEW Probably for lack of other alternatives, the mall is still the favorite place to hang out, watch a movie, and have a meal. 50


Here is a familiar name that one can stumble upon, walking around the Central Park Mall and looking for someplace to eat...

of shops and restaurants and cafes to suit every taste and budget. Walking around the Central Park Mall looking for someplace to eat one evening I stumbled upon a familiar name, Penang Bistro. Not in the mood to try new things that particular day, my companion and I


decided to have a meal there. The Penang iving in Jakarta, one simply

weather prove to be a challenge if you

Bistro has been around for several years

can’t escape the malls.

want to enjoy the outdoors. Add to that

and has branches in several parts of

Probably for lack of other

the unbelievably high level of pollution

Jakarta. The restaurant serves Peranakan

alternatives, a mall is still

from the heavily congested traffic, it’s

food, a combination of Chinese and Malay

the favorite place to hang

no surprise that almost every activity in

cuisine, with signature dishes like nasi

out, watch a movie, and

the city is conducted indoors and most

lemak (rice cooked in coconut milk), chili

entertainment happens in a mall.

crab and traditional Peranakan dessert like

have a meal. It’s ironic that in the city where one can find virtually everything,

Love it or hate it, malls do sprout like

open spaces are very hard to find. In

mushrooms in Jakarta. Among the latest is

Ice Kachang (red bean with sweetened condensed milk). It has been a long-time

recent years the local government did

the Central Park Mall in West Jakarta. The

favorite of mine, and it’s always a safe bet.

build one or two parks in a couple of areas

mall itself is like any other mall in Jakarta,

but Jakarta’s extremely hot and humid

enormous and filled with vast selections

So I walked in and the minute I stepped inside, it caught me by surprise. I have BALI&BEYOND APRIL 2011


Not in the mood to try new things that particular day, my companion and I decided to have a meal at Penang Bistro. It has been around for several years and has branches in several parts of Jakarta.

been to the other branches of Penang

bench. It might be artificial but everything

Bistro many times and they look more or

looks real and nice, and beautiful gardens

less the same, a bistro with cozy setting.

are something that Jakarta is definitely

The truth is I never paid too much attention


at the décor for it is not something out

garden inside the glass walls and he

however, offers something entirely

told me that it’s called “park gallery”. He

different, which caught my eyes as soon as

explained that this particular Penang Bistro

I stepped inside.

branch is garden-themed. Even the dining

Unlike the other restaurants in the mall,


room is decorated in such a way that you

the Penang Bistro has a long corridor at

will feel like you’re eating in a garden,

the entrance leading to the main dining

under a big tree, listening to the sounds of

area, which is safely secluded inside

birds as opposed to eating in an ordinary

and not visible from the outside. And the

restaurant inside a mall in the middle of

corridor is not just an ordinary corridor. On

hot, humid and overly populated West

the left side is a garden, albeit a garden


surrounded by glass walls but a garden


I asked one of the waiters about the

of the ordinary. This particular branch

I must say that the park gallery, which

nevertheless. It’s a nice little garden, with

is said to be inspired by the Old English

artificial trees and flowers and a park

parks, is an interesting idea. It makes

Penang Bistro has a long corridor at the entrance leading to the main dining area, which is safely secluded inside and not visible from the outside. And the corridor is not just an ordinary corridor. On the left side is a garden, albeit a garden surrounded by glass walls but a garden nevertheless. It’s a nice little garden, with artificial trees and flowers and a park bench. It might be artificial but everything looks real and nice, and beautiful gardens are something that Jakarta is definitely lacking.

I avoided the glass panel that allows you to see the view of Jakarta. I’m not a big fan of Jakarta traffic and wanted to trick myself into believing I was eating in an actual garden. people stop. I love the little personal

There is a glass panel on one of the

For starters we settled on Roti Canai

touches like putting a pair of gardening

walls that allows you to see the view of

(Indian style crispy pancake with chicken

boots inside the gallery, which adds to the

Jakarta, but I avoided sitting in that area.

curry dip), which has always been my

uniqueness of the concept.

I’m not a big fan of Jakarta traffic and I

favorite appetizer. For our main course we

wanted to trick myself into believing I was

asked the waiter for a recommendation

eating in an actual garden.

because we wanted to try something

At the end of the corridor is the large dining room. At the center of the dining room stands a big tree with branches so

It was time for us to order and ordering

new. He suggested that we order from

low that the leaves nearly touch your hair.

at the Penang Bistro has always presented

the live seafood selection. Both my dinner

Sitting underneath it feels like a picnic in

me with a dilemma because I want to

companion and I loved fish so we ordered

the park, if you ignore the fact that you are

order everything. Too bad it was only two

the Steamed Fish Malacca Kampoeng

actually sitting on chair.

of us so we couldn’t order too much.

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My favorite Penang Bistro dessert is the Ice Kachang - red beans and other bits of fruits sitting beneath ice shavings topped with colorful red syrup and sweetened condensed milk. A must-try.

grouper or the Soon Hock fish. We opted

this scrumptious meal but I always have

for the tiger grouper. No visit to Penang

room for dessert.

Bistro is complete without my all-time

is the Ice Kachang, which is red beans

so we ordered that as well.

and other bits of fruits sitting beneath ice

We devoured the dishes in no time.


shavings topped with colorful red syrup

The Roti Canai as always was crispy and

and sweetened condensed milk. When you

moist at the same time. The curry dip was

put a spoonful in your mouth the ice will

rich and full of flavor. The fish was also a

melt together with the syrup and the sweet

delight. It was steamed so the taste was

milk. It’s a definite must-try that will satisfy

light and the meat was very succulent.

everybody’s sweet tooth, especially on

There was a hint of lemongrass that was

sizzling hot days.

quite refreshing and somewhat neutralizes

Savoring the perfect dessert

the richness of our other selection: the

underneath the artificial tree, with a

Jumbo Prawn Baked Cheese.

stomach full of delicious food, for a

The name said it all. It’s prawn. It’s

moment I truly believed I was cooling off in

fresh. It’s juicy. It’s jumbo in size. It’s

a lush garden somewhere far away from

baked with melted cheese on top. Need

noisy Jakarta and it felt really good. ■

I say more? It was the ultimate, ultimate

Text by Patricia Ivana

seafood delicacy.

Photos by Josua Alessandro

I was definitely sated after polishing off 54

My favorite Penang Bistro dessert

favorite, the Jumbo Prawn Baked Cheese,



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Focusing on the face is the exclusive Caviar Deluxe Facial, using only organic products from the world-famous Pevonia Botanica brand, including its Timeless Caviar and Pearl Care Cream for anti-aging results. Discerning palates will be delighted with the continental fusion fare from The Shore, awarded Best Restaurant by Indonesian Tatler a prestigious Indonesian lifestyle magazine two years in a row. Lunch offerings are soulsatisfying amid a laidback vibe, which transforms elegantly in the evening for dinner of a 7-course degustation menu specially prepared by Chef Dewa Eka Putra. Also available are dishes combining the best local and air-flown imported ingredients, which can be paired with an exclusive selection of fine and new world wines. Be treated with authentic Japanese cuisine at Benkay Japanese Restaurant, including fresh sushi and sashimi. Get hands on with cook-your-own yakiniku, sukiyaki or shabu-shabu. Or watch the skilful dexterity of the teppan chefs of the teppan-yaki counter. For a glimpse into some of the wonderful Italian servings mentioned in Elizabeth Gilbert’s book, La Terrazza serves up good Italian food in a tropical garden as the setting sun casts a romantic glow on the resort. Live cultural performances accompany authentic Balinese cuisine at the open-air Kupu Kupu Amphitheater, which features a magnificent cliff face relief depicting Dewi Sri, the Balinese goddess of fertility, successful harvest, and family prosperity and harmony. End the night with a night cap at Oolooloos, which also streams live sports feeds on a big screen television. The entertainment venue also has a pool table, Nintendo Wii consoles and high speed WiFi Internet. Why choose the ordinary when choosing the Nikko Bali Hotel Resort and Spa provides an encompassing Beautiful Harmony experience that is inclusive, indulgent and head-to-toe pampering. BALI&BEYOND APRIL 2011


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RETURN TO INNOCENCE Alila Hotel Jakarta hosts an exhibition of the photography works by Ve Dhanito in the Space Lounge on the third floor of the hotel from April 21 through May 5. It presents 45 photos of 7 talented young women. All shoots took place at the Alila Jakarta. The exhibition’s theme is “Return to Innocence- 7 Woman in Works,” a way to celebrate Kartini Day on April 21. Kartini was an Indonesian woman who struggled for Indonesian women’s equal rights. In addition, in recognition of the fact that there are many women in Indonesia who are desperately fighting cancer, all proceeds from the sales of the artwork will be donated to the Yayasan Kanker Indonesia or the Indonesian foundation for cancer. Alila Hotel Jakarta Jl. Pecenongan Kav 7-17, Jakarta, (021) 231-6008;

NETWORK NOW... Lumire Hotel & Convention Center recently held a Lapel Pin Ceremony for Mr. Andrizal Amran, in acknowledgement of his becoming a full member of Les Clefs d’Or, at the hotel’s Maleo Room. Pictured from left: Mr. Agung Prabowo (Les Clefs d’Or Indonesia zone, Country Representative), Mr. Andrizal Amran and Mr. Andrew Tan (General Manager of the Lumire Hotel & Convention Center). Les Clefs d’Or is an international network of men and women with common interests and goals. They combine their expert sources of inside information, intelligence and communication. The organization is non-political, non-religious and definitely not a trade union of any sort but is based on friendship between members to assist international travelers and tourists. Lumire Hotel & Convention Center, Jl.Senen Raya 135 Jakarta (021) 44-2828;



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Astana Kunti Suite Apartment & Villa

HOTELHIGHLIGHTS Astana Kunti boasts suite apartments and villas offering affordable and luxurious accomodation. It features a five-star resort style that can be enjoyed at reasonable prices. Each suite apartment consists of a bedroom with en suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe, living room with comfortable sofas, a fully-equipped kitchen and complemented with five-star luxury accommodation services. The private suite apartments and villas offer individuals an opportunity to own a lifestyle investment property that benefits from a professional marketing and management service. Astana Kunti is located in the Seminyak area, 25 minutes from the airport and 10 minutes from the beach. Seminyak is strategically located, right in the middle of the island’s hip fashion stores, homeware, quality restaurants, bars and nightlife that personify the famous island’s luxury lifestyle.

Jalan Dewi Saraswati III no. 39, Seminyak Bali - Indonesia Tel: (0361) 882 1455, (0361) 882 1445 Website:

Managed by Astana Hotel management.

Bali Tropic Resort & Spa Bali Tropic Resort & Spa is an all-inclusive hotel that epitomizes the authentic Balinese architecture and style fringed by whitesand and crystalline sea--s. It combines nature, rejuvenating spa treatments, and a host of recreational activities to give you the ultimate tropical retreat... Perched gracefully between the ocean and the sky, embraced by the lush tropical landscape, resort serenity designed for indulgence, the ambience is definitely natural, a place of beauty beyond imagining. The resort offers 130 deluxe rooms, 14 royal bungalows and 3 2-bedroom suites, each featuring individually controlled air– conditioning, private bath/showers, satellite TV, IDD, minibars, and tea/coffee making facilities, safe deposit box. Vast choices for dining include three restaurants and four bars, serving international barbecue buffet dinner. Bali Tropical Spa has 10 treatment rooms with private shower and bathtub offering traditional massages, body scrubs, facial and other therapies to choose from.

All Inclusive Jl. Pratama 34A, Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua Tel: (62) 361 772130, Fax: (62) 361 772131 E-mail: Website:

Experience the authentic Balinese hospitality.


Resort Kuta Beach - Bali Strategically located only few steps away from Kuta’s surfing paradise and its exciting nightlife. Experience the simple contemporary design with comfortable, unique ambience, and friendly spirit of all Harris “Players”. The resort features 191 rooms ranging from Harris room, Harris Pool Access room, Harris Terrace room, and Harris Suite room in fresh colors design. All rooms are equipped with cable television, free WiFi and are surrounded by a free-form swimming pool and Kids pool with waterslide. It is also a perfect meeting place for your business needs with 5 meeting rooms. A health conscious Harris Café offers a range of Indonesian, Asian, and International specialties with also healthy juices at our Juice Bar and Pizza & Pasta at Harrissimo.

Harris Resort Kuta Bali Jalan Pantai Kuta 80361 Tel: (0361) 753 868 Fax: (0361) 753 875

Free daily sport and leisure activities are available by the pool such as Yoga and our special dances the “Harris Moves”. Dino Kid’s Club features free fun games for children and H’Spa and Happy Feet Reflexology offers energizing and refreshing body treatments. Harris Resort Kuta is a fun place for everyone!

Hotel Santika Kuta Bali Hotel Santika Kuta is a strategic base from which to explore the island of Bali at leisure. Located in the heart of Kuta’s vibrant shopping and dining district, the property is just minutes from the island’s celebrated sunset beach. Within easy reach to the airport and other popular sites of interest, Hotel Santika Kuta welcomes travellers from all walks of life with genuine hospitality. The Superior Room anticipates the needs of today’s traveller with a smart decor in earthy tones and modern conveniences to ensure a relaxing experience. It is an exceptionally comfortable base for business or leisure guests during their time on the island of Bali. Appetites are satisfied at Kafe Serani. This open-plan dining area serves an extensive buffet breakfast and a more substantial menu of Indonesian and Western cuisine as well as light refreshments. Jln Raya Kuta 98, Kuta, Bali - Indonesia Ph: +62 361 764-033, 764-044 Fax: +62 361 764-041

Meet in style with a fully equipped meeting room located just off the lobby, designed to accommodate 50 participants in a classroom setup, and 35 delegates in a U-shape configuration. Meeting package rates with attractive incentives are available on request.




ON BOARD Gran Meliá Jakarta introduces and welcomes Mr. Christian Gerart as its new Resident Manager. Mr. Gerart brings with him 20 years’ experience in the hospitality scene in several Leading Hotels of the World, and 5 Stars and 5 Diamonds awarded establishments. His background in Food and Beverage includes experience in managing Michelin-Star rated restaurants, The Peninsula Hotel New York, The Cotton House Mustique, The Hyatt Regency La Manga, Spain, The Oberoi, Mauritius and The Nusa Dua Beach Hotel, Spa Bali Indonesia. Originally from Germany, he speaks English, French and Spanish fluently. With outstanding skills in guest relations and interpersonal dynamics to ensure guest satisfaction as well as an excellent background, will have him presenting great service and exceed guests’ expectations.

SUPERSEMAR ELEVENTH RETURN Food and Hotel Indonesia will return from 6-9 April to the Jakarta Exhibition Center at Kemayoran. The 2011 event, the 11th in the series, is the largest to date occupying five halls at the exhibition venue. The exhibition will cover an area of 14,000sqm and has attracted over 600 companies from 39 countries, an eighty percent increase of floor space compared to the exhibition in 2009. Companies from all sectors of the food, hotel and hospitality sector will be showcasing their products and services as the Indonesian Tourism and Hospitality sector continues to expand, with an ever increasing number of new bars and restaurants opening and hotels with strong occupancy rates. Major market leaders will participate alongside National Pavilions from Australia, Germany, Korea, Netherlands, Singapore, Taiwan, Turkey and the USA.

Supersemar was part of Indonesian history when Soekarno, the Indonesian president, gave a so-called command letter to Soeharto on March 11, 1966. This historical moment 45 years ago become a reflection for Yaksa Agus. It gave him an idea for his solo exhibition. Now, many people are wondering if the letter really existed. Did Soekarno actually give the command or was it just a manipulation by Soeharto to reach his goal to be Indonesian president? Yaksa is one person who also raises the big question. He uses stamps as icons in his paintings. For him stamps are a communication tool among regions and even countries. It captures any important moment in one country. From stamps we can read a nation’s history. This event takes place at a new venue at the gallery. Supersemar by Yaksa Agus runs through April 18. Sangkring Art Project, Nitiprayan Rt.1 Rw.20 No. 88 Ngestiharjo, Kasihan Bantul Yogyakarta, (0274) 381-032

MASTERS DESCEND FOR 2011 In addition to presenting world-class golfer Lee Westwood, the Indonesian Masters tournament will be joined by several top players in Asia. Former Asian number one golfer Thongchai Jaidee will heat up the competition at the championships to be held at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club in Jakarta from April 21 to 24. Jaidee became a worthy contender for the tournament that offers a total prize purse of USD 750,000. Thongchai was the leader of the Asia Tour three times, in 2001, 2004, and 2009, winning 13 tournaments. Besides Jaidee, young golfers Gaganjeet Bhullar and Chapcai Nirat have expressed interest in appearing at the Indonesian Masters. Bhullar has been the champion of both Indonesian President Invitational, 2007 and the tournament crown in 2009. For further information on the Indonesian Masters 2011 tournament, contact the Indonesian Masters Tournament Committee at (021) 7094-7806



Maxi Hotel & Spa

HOTELHIGHLIGHTS The Maxi Hotel & Spa is situated in the heart of Bali’s shopping and nightlife district. Centrally located, the property offers an ideal base for visitors wishing to explore Bali while keeping all the island’s best shops, bars, restaurants and beaches within easy walking distance. Hotel facilities and services include restaurant, bar, meeting room, massage and spa, room service, swimming pool with Jacuzzi, children’s pool, laundry and dry cleaning service, airport pickup and transfer, snack bar, tour desk, doctor on call, free car park, baby sitter upon request, broadband internet connection, major credit cards accepted, individually controlled air-conditioning, local and IDD telephone, satellite TV, daily mineral water, private bathroom with bathtub and shower, mini bar, personal electronic safe deposit, tea & coffee maker. The balcony overlooking the swimming pool and landscaped tropical garden offers a private area for relaxing. The hotel is less than 15 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport; 20 minutes drive to Denpasar, 30 minutes from Sanur, Nusa Dua and within 45 minutes drive to the artistic centre of Ubud and about 350 meters from Bali’s famous Kuta Beach.

Jl. Legian 83A, Legian Tel: (0361) 754-082 Fax: (0361) 750-792 E-mail: Website:

Mentari Sanur Hotel The Mentari Sanur Hotel is tucked away down a small side street just off Jalan Hangtuah at the northern end off Sanur, Bali’s most enchanted village. Shaded by frangipani trees, this two-storey 28 rooms hotel offers the ideal combination of modern facilities and a charming Balinese atmosphere with family style hospitality and service. A large luxury private swimming pool is the right place for you to pamper your self and relax in a privacy atmosphere under a warm tropical sun. Tunjung Restaurant offers a combination of continental and traditional Balinese dining, cozy lounge is the area where you can sit down, relax, and bar will serves you varieties of drinks. Free exclusive broadband internet access. Located in a tranquil coastal village of Sanur make the Mentari Sanur Hotel is situated in an ideal location with immediate access to the main highway and just minutes from many great tourist activities and attraction, 25 minutes drive to the Ngurah Rai International Airport, 20 minutes drive to Kuta Beach, 5 minutes drive to the Sanur shopping area, 10 minutes drive to Denpasar and 30 minutes to Ubud.

Jl. Hangtuah III No.3, Sanur Tel: (0361) 283-286, Fax: (0361) 283-017 E-mail: Website:

The Dreamland Luxury Villas & Spa The Dreamland Luxury Villas & Spa is a new destination for those who want to experience the atmosphere of first class service with state of the art facilities. 42 Private Pool Villas are available with different categories; 1 bedroom suite villa, 2 and 3 bedroom family villas to meet every guest’s dream. The Dream Spa is a fantastic hide away spa destination for the mind, body and soul. Featuring 3 Romantic Spa Rooms with double spa bed, shower, Jacuzzi, Sauna and spa locker. From the moment you enter into the resort’s lobby you can see the amazing Ocean Views, nice breeze, breathe in the fresh air, you can feel the sensation of the tranquil up hill environment. The Dream Spa is where a heavenly atmosphere invites you to relax, with an assortment of treatments invite you to indulge. Let the sensation of the Dream Spa’s atmosphere pamper and comport you soon.

Jl. Raya Uluwatu, Br. Bakung Sari, Ungasan, South Kuta, Bali Tel. (0361) 708 199; Fax. (3361) 708 168 E-mail:

In the Ungasan village, high on the southernmost peninsula of the island of Bali. Ten minutes to Dreamland beach, from your villa by our free shuttle service.

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HYPOMANICAM Tonyraka Art Gallery will host “HypomaniCam,” an art exhibition by the Lingkar Community Bali from April 17 through May 18. “HypomaniCam” presents a series of artwork based on photography. Under the banner of the Lingkar Community, seven young professional photographers (Indra Widi, Komang ‘Totok’ Parwata, Yan Palapa, DP Arsa, Aries Santhana, Patrick Lumbanraja, and Al Ma) work to redefine the conventions of photography and transcend the boundaries of the art of photography as well as the domain of the profession of photographer. They explore various ideas, techniques, and materials to expand and enrich the aesthetic vocabulary of photography as a medium of expression in the field of contemporary art. Tonyraka Art Gallery, Jl. Raya Mas no. 86 Mas, Ubud (0361) 781-6785;

HEAD IN THE CLOUDS Ganesha Gallery presents an exhibition showcasing the works of Carola Vooges. “Head in the Clouds” runs through May 2 with the opening on April 7. According to the artist, the human race is unique in that our heads literally scrape the clouds. We are not only survivors but also dreamers who stare at the stars and contemplate the meaning of it all. The Dutch sculptor and long time Bali resident has always been contemplative and dreamy. In contrast to her mammoth 2009 retrospective at the Griya Santrian Gallery, “Head in the Clouds” is a minimal presentation of only 5 new works with surprises. In them Vooges turns her eyes upwards to acknowledge the Sky, Planets, Moons, Stars, Celestial Phenomenon and Comets while noting parallels with her first love, the Sea. This is seen in “Galaxy” and “Milky Way”, which could belong to either world. One of the most powerful works is “Obelisk,” an architectural stele that rises up into the stratosphere. This cluster of Babel-like towers speaks of inter-galactic travel and exotic structures built by alien cultures on unknown planets. Ganesha Gallery, Four Seasons Resorts Bali at Jimbaran Bay, (0361) 701-010




Bali Jegeg Restaurant

Basilico Italian Pavilion & Bar

ocated at the best hidden paradise in Munduk village, which is famous for their beautiful waterfall in North Bali, Bali Jegeg Restaurant is the only place to make your fantasy become real for having your meals while enjoying the nice view of mountains and ocean.



Surrounded by fresh air, amidst coffee and clove plantations, Bali Jegeg Restaurant is just a few minutes away from Munduk waterfall, so it is a perfect choice for you to have your meals after a trekking down to the waterfall.

Bali Jegeg Restaurant Desa Munduk, Singaraja, North Bali (+62) 362 700 1634 or (+62) 877 62766 199 E-mail :

Besides being famous for their traditional Balinese coffee, Bali Jegeg Restaurant also serves Western and Indonesian cuisines such as Seafood Kebab, Sandwiches, Pasta, Bakmie, Nasi Goreng and many others at valuable prices.

asilico Italian Pavilion & Bar is an elegant, yet cozy, Italian restaurant, with indoor and outdoor garden seating. It offers an intimate dining room with great views of the sea, beach and marvelous gardens. The restaurant serves fresh home-made pasta, pizza and other Italian specialties. Enjoy the relaxing ambience and savor a truly satisfying dining experience. Located right on the sandy beach of Sanur and surrounded by 7 hectares of tropical garden, discover a perfect culinary experience at Sanur Beach Bali. Open daily for lunch and dinner from 11.00am – 11.00pm

After enjoying your meals, do not forget to conclude it with a cup of the famous Balinese coffee. For sure it would make your day perfect. Only at Bali Jegeg Restaurant.

Basilico Italian Pavilion & Bar Jl. Danau Tamblingan, Sanur 80228, Bali Indonesia P.62 361 288011 F.62 361 281 755 E-mail:

For reservations, please dial: (0362) 700-1634 or (62) 877-62766-199


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Come as you are, and be greeted by the rushing sounds of clear water and rural voices. Select your live gourami, crab, or favorite selection from our live aquariums, and savor the best flavors with our authentic Indonesian recipes in no time. Enjoy the delicious Indonesian food and fresh seafood dishes. For reservations, please dial: (0361) 7955-909 or (0361) 768-244

Jalan By-Pass Ngurah Rai No. 888 Simpang Siur, Kuta - Bali P. 62 361 7955909 F. 62 361 768 244





LINES OF REMEMBRANCE Kendra Gallery hosts “The Lines That Remind Me Of You”, an exhibition of art by Agung Kurniawan featuring paintings, video and installation art. During the 1990’s, Agung Kurniawan was an artist who reflected social and political issues in his works. Most of his works criticized the social condition in the New Order Era (Orde Baru), which governed the country with an authoritarian system. After the reformation in 1998, along with the birth of democracy in Indonesia, many artists started to work on themes and concepts related to political issues. Agung found that this situation made political issues boring and not interesting anymore. In 2000, Agung’s “Cinderamata dari Dunia Ketiga” work (Souvenirs from the Third World) depicted a self-criticism to artists who have used the political theme as a commodification in their work. In his boredom with art, Agung started functioning in alternative art organizations such as IVAA (Indonesian Visual Art Archive), FKY (Jogjakarta Art Festival), and Kedai Kebun Forum (a gallery in a restaurant to accommodate young artists). For Agung, by developing alternative spaces and foundations art is more grounded and can be enjoyed by a wider audience. “The Lines That Remind Me Of You” is an idea of how Agung visits his past through art. Kendra Gallery, JI. Drupadi No. 88B Basangkasa, Seminyak (0361) 736-628,

Gaya Art Space presents Alex Valenzuela in his solo exhibition, Putri Naga Komodo Paintings and Drawings, through April 11. Alex Valenzuela was born in 1979 in Manhattan, New York. He studied illustration and graphic design at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco. This collection is inspired by the people of the Komodo National Park in Eastern Indonesia and their oral traditions, which are represented in the book The Dragon Princess of Komodo & Other Folktales. Alex visited Komodo and immersed himself in the culture to ensure that he really caught the spirit of these people in an authentic way. Proceeds from sales of the book, a lavishly illustrated collection of six traditional tales, go to support grassroots community projects in the park. Gaya Art Space Jl. Raya Sayan, Ubud (0361) 979-252;

DIALOG OF MULTILAYERS Leticia Balacek is an artist with a background in architecture and design, and will be presenting her unique works of mixed media photographic collages, video and art installations at the Sika Gallery in Ubud this month. First she proposes, “How can you define yourself? How can you define a place, a culture? Where is the essence of each thing? How can you feel it? How can you describe it? Is it a picture or two? Is it a color? A smell? A particular situation? A ritual? Textures. A texture that is created by a personal perception; by a combination, a repetition, an overlapping of multiple images. Or maybe only one.” Two works from her “Textures” collection will be presented: “Life is Paradise (Bangkok)” and “Transformations (El Tigre, Buenos Aires)” Mix media (collages and big photographs), short film and installation by Leticia Balacek on April 23 to May 6 at the Sika Contemporary Gallery in Ubud. Through her work, viewers will be able to dive deeper and engage in a unique dialog that reveals the further meanings behind the works. The Sika Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, Jl. Raya Campuhan, Ubud






STAR’S COOKING The Laguna Resort & Spa invited members of the island’s tourism media to experience “An Epicurean Journay of Lifetime with Michelin Star Chef, Marcello Fabbri,” in a unique cooking class. The class took place at Cafe Lagoon, February 21. They met Marcello and received insights into techniques, learning all about the intrinsics of ingredients and flavors, and savored the 7 varieties of pasta dishes prepared. The Laguna Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua (0361) 771-327;

DJ N’ DAZZLES! Potato Head Beach Club Bali debuted its “Wednesday Disorder” featuring UK certified double platinum artist Mark Ronson on March 16. The beats started at 10 pm with an extensive fireworks display right before his unique signature style intro of Bang Bang Bang. The multiple Grammy Winner, Nu-Disco Cat Daddy, Musical Maestro to the likes of Duran Duran, Amy Winehouse and others, launched the beach club’s Monthly ‘Disorder’. Potato Head Beach Club Jl Petitenget Seminyak

MASQUERADED MANIA! Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel & Villas hosted an appreciation night, welcoming members from the island’s travel industry, airlines and its media partners at Musro on February 25. Mr. Urs Klee, General Manager of Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel, sincerely thanked its partners for their past and ongoing support. The party was themed “Masquerade – Mysterious and Seductive Night”, and featured light meals and a buffet dinner as well as presented its “Excellence in Partnership” to top 10 partner agents of 2010. Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel & Villas, Jl. Kartika Plaza, South Kuta (0361) 751-067, www.

IRISH CHEER SOLEMN CELEBRATIONS Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas around the world marked the luxury discovery brand’s 10th anniversary on March 4, with each unique property celebrating in ways that reflect Anantara’s hallmarks of indigenous discovery, grounded expertise and heartfelt hospitality. Anantara Seminyak Resort & Spa, Bali commemorated the event, which coincided with the Balinese New Year Silence Day, by inviting guests to experience the island’s vibrant and meaningful customs as a token of well-wishing for the future. Seminyak Resort & Spa, Bali, (0361) 737-773 64 BALI&BEYOND APRIL Anantara 2011

Gracie Kelly’s at the Bali Dynasty hotel hosted the Saint Patrick’s Day celebration on March 17. Saint Patrick’s commemorates the life of the great apostle of Ireland, which had become a day of celebration for both Catholics and non-Catholics. Gracie Kelly’s aims to be bali’s first (and only) original Irish Pub. The interior recreates a 100-year old pub typical of rural Ireland. It invited all in-house guests to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. Bali Dynasty Resort Jl. Dewi Sartika, South Kuta (0361) 752-4037;


VILLAS IN THE QUARTER Prime Plaza Hotels & Resorts and PT Astra Jingga Gemilang, the owning company of Amadea Resort & Villas signed a management contract on February 25 at the Bali Dynasty Resort in Kuta. Amadea is a new property in the heart of Seminyak, which is due to open in the second quarter of 2011. Amadea Resort & Villas, Jl. Laksamana 55, Seminyak (0361) 847-8155;

SOCIAL N’ ACTIVE Harris Resort Kuta Beach conducts its regular social program every three months. Its team recently welcomed a non-governmental organization (NGO) from India to observe the various action plans of disabled people in Bali. “It is great to work with VSO and Yakkum Bali Foundation and also other social organizations. They do amazing jobs to help the less fortunate and it is a pleasure to help a little”, said General Manager, Mrs. Virginie Tutin Sandstrom. Harris Resort Kuta, Jl. Pantai Kuta, Kuta (0361) 753-868

PLAN N’ PLANTS Pacto’s Director of Business Development, Umberto Cadamuro announced its “1,000 trees for Bali” project, part of Pacto’s Corporate Social Responsibility program. On March 18, tree seedlings were symbolically handed over to Mr. I Nengah Sepel, the local administrative head of Selumbung Village, for a total of 3,500 trees, exceeding the planned number. There were 8 kinds of fruit trees donated, namely mangosteen, durian, starfruit, rambutan, duku, grapefruit, sapodilla and soursop. The trees for forest replenishment included teak, mahogany, gamelina and sandalwood. Mr Cadamuro stated, “We hope that other DMC’s will follow this path, so that the common effort will lead to a better environment. Pacto’s target is to expand this program to other areas of Bali and Java with yearly projects. Bali Prima Division, Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai No. 141, Sanur, (0361) 288790;

ISLAND BASE Swiss-Belhotel International recently opened its Bali Sales Office. The Hong Kong-based international hotel management company currently manages three hotels in Bali: Swiss-Belhotel Bay View in Nusa Dua, Pat-Mase Villas in Jimbaran and Bali Kuta Resort by Swiss-Belhotel in Kuta. This year, it will open the Swiss-Belhotel Segara in Nusa Dua which will bring a room inventory close to 700. Jeffrey Wibisono (left) has recently been appointed Regional Director of Sales – Bali Region who will lead the office in strengthening the company’s marketing and sales position in Bali.

APPRECIATIVE The Patra Bali Resort & Spa held its appreciation night in early March, expressing gratitude to bussiness partners and delivering appreciation certificates to 10 selected companies, namely: Creative Holidays, Panorama Tours & Travel, JTB Indonesia, Matahari Korin, Navigator, TMS Tours & Travel,, Jetstar, Garuda Indonesia, and Bali Exotic Wedding. The Patra Bali Resort & Villas Jl. Ir. H. Djuanda, South Kuta, (0361) 752-030




WHITENED SHORES Bali & Beyond Magazine and Oceans27 Beach Blub & Grill at the beachside of the Discovery Shopping Mall presented another Recharge Night, A Hospitality Industry Party, on Friday, March 18. This episode was themed an Elegant White party where everybody attended in white which suitably matched the white nuance of the Club. Our Recharge Night invited the usual suspects; members of the island’s tourism and hospitality industry from travel agents and hoteliers to public relations and marketing networks. This Recharge on the shore was made possible through the support from Hatten Wines, Heineken, Mama’s Meat Delikatessen, and Bali Moon Liqueurs. See you at the next Recharge! Oceans27 Beach Club & Grill at Discovery Shopping Mall Beachside Jl. Kartika Plaza, Tuban, Kuta (0361) 765-027;





SKAL INTERNATIONAL BALI An International Association of Travel and Tourism Professionals Doing Business Among Friends THE LAGUNA EXCELS AGAIN Chapeau to Skalleague Frank Beck and his team for a wonderful reception and buffet lunch set in a perfect venue. Eighty-four members and guests, including five visiting skalleagues from Calgary in Canada, Brome and Whitsundays in Australia, feasted on blue shell mussels with pepper relish and lemon dressing, tomato soup, fresh cooked pasta with selection of sauces, boneless whole farm chicken in brandy and green peppercorn sauce, lamb chops with vegetable ratatouille and oregano sauce, honey glace Virginia ham with apple sauce, a dessert of white chocolate mousse cake and so much more. Perfection!

SKAL BALI’S 145 MEMBERS MEET MONTHLY AT THE BEST VENUES. SET FOR 2011 ARE: April 1, Queens Of India – Dynasty - Kuta May 6, Family & Friends evening - Hard Rock Hotel - Kuta June 10, Sanur Beach – Sanur July 1, Courtyard by Marriott Bali – Nusa Dua August 5, Sanur Paradise Plaza – Sanur Skal International, the World’s largest travel and tourism organization, founded 1934 in Paris, numbers 20,000 management and professional members in 450 clubs in 90 countries. Skal Bali, Southeast Asia’s largest Skal Club, a leader in growth worldwide Membership and Information - contact our Secretariat Manager Gede Juwena Telephone: 7840212, email:











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■ CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS: Wisthi Sabha Building, 2nd Floor Ngurah Rai International Aiprort Call Centre: 0804-1-888888

■ CZECH REPUBLIC: Jl. Pengembak 17 Sanur. Tel: (0361) 286-465, Fax: (0361) 286-408 E-mail:

■ SWITZERLAND & AUSTRIA: Istana Kuta Galeria Blok Valet 2 No 12, Kuta Tel: (0361) 751-735, Fax: (0361) 754-457 E-mail:

■ CONTINENTAL MICRONESIA: Tel: (0361) 768-358, Fax: (0361) 768-369

■ FRANCE: Jl. Mertasari Gg. II No. 8, Sanur Tel: (0361) 285-485, Fax: (0361) 286-406 E-mail:

■ THAILAND: Jl. Puputan Raya No. 81, Renon, Denpasar Fax: (0361) 263-310 E-mail:

■ ROYAL BRUNEI: Tel: (0361) 757-292 ■ SINGAPORE AIRLINES: Jl. I Gusti Ngurah Rai, Airport Tel: (0361) 768-388, Fax: (0361) 768-383 ■ GARUDA: Jl. Jalan Sugianyar 5 Denpasar Tel. (0361) 227-824, Fax: (0361) 226-298 24-hour access: 08071-807-807 ■ MERPATI: Jl. Melati No. 51, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 235-358 Airport Tel: (0361) 751-011, ext. 5240/5242 Hotline: Tel: (0361) 722-740, 722-741 ■ MANDALA AIRLINES: Komp. Plaza Kertawijaya, Jl. Diponogoro No. 98, Denpasar Reservation Call center 08041234567 ■ NGURAH RAI AIRPORT: Tel/Fax: (0361) 759-761 ■ THAI INTERNATIONAL: Grand Bali Beach Sanur, Tel: (0361) 288-141 ■ QATAR AIRWAYS: Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel, South Kuta Beach Tel: (0361) 752-222; Fax: 753-788. Wisti Sabha Building, 2nd Floor, Ngurah Rai International Aiprort, Tel: (0361) 760-274 Fax: (0361) 760-275 ■ DEPARTURE Arrive at the airport two hours prior to departure. A Rp. 150,000 international departure tax is required. Domestic departure fee is Rp 30,000. Residents pay an additional Rp. 2.5 million Fiscal tax for international departures, whereas holders of official tax registration (NPWP) numbers are Fiscal tax-exempt. Ngurah Rai Intíl Airport, Tel: (0361) 751-011

CONSULATES ■ AUSTRALIA, CANADA, NEW ZEALAND: Jl. Tantular No. 32, Renon - Denpasar 80234 Tel: (0361) 241-118, Fax: (0361) 221-195 E-mail: ■ BRITAIN: Jl. Tirta Nadi 20, Sanur, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 270-601, Fax: (0361) 287-804 E-mail: ■ BRAZIL: Jl. Raya Legian No. 186, Kuta Tel: (0361) 757-775, Fax: (0361) 751-005 E–mail:



■ GERMANY: Jl. Pantai Karang 17, Batujimbar, Sanur Tel: (0361) 288-535, Fax: (0361) 288-826 Email: ■ HUNGARY: Marintur, Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 219, Sanur. Tel: (0361) 287-701, Fax: (0361) 287-456 Email: ■ ITALY: Lotus Enterprises Building Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai, Jimbaran Tel: (0361) 701-005, Fax: (0361) 701-005 E-mail: italconsbali ■ JAPAN: Jl. Raya Puputan 170, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 227-628, Fax: (0361) 265-066 E-mail: ■ MALAYSIA: Alam Kulkul Boutique Resort Jl. Pantai Kuta Tel: (0361) 752-520, Fax: (0361) 766-373 E-mail: ■ MEXICO: PT Puri Astina Putra Building Jl. Prof. Moh. Yamin 1A, Renon, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 223-266, Fax: (0361) 244-568 E-mail: ■ NETHERLANDS: KCB Travel, Jl. Raya Kuta 127, Kuta Tel: (0361) 761-502, Fax: (0361) 752-777 E-mail: ■ ROYAL DANISH: Jalan By Pass Ngurah Rai, no. 229, Sanur Tel: (0361) 8216-979, Fax: (0361) 287-931 E-mail: ■ POLAND: Jl. Raya Petitenget No. 11, Block I/C, Banjar Umasari, Kerobokan Tel: (0361) 732-165, Fax: (0361) 732-165 E-mail: ■ SLOVAKIA: Jl.Gunung Agung 93, Denpasar 80118 Tel: (0361) 426-171, Fax: (0361) 426-477 E-mail: ■ SPAIN: Istana Kuta Galeria, Blok Vallet 2, No. 11 Jl. Patih Jelantik, Kuta Tel: (0361) 769-296, Fax: (0361) 769-296 E-mail:

■ TIMOR LESTE: Jl. Prof. Yamin No. 4, Renon, Denpsar Tel: (0361) 235-093, Fax: (0361) 235-092 E-mail: ■ UNITED STATES: Jl. Hayam Wuruk 188, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 233-605, Fax: (0361) 222-426 E-mail:

HEALTH&MEDICAL Call an ambulance by dialing 118, but it is a lot more practical and quicker to hire a taxi. Most hotels have on-call doctors on standby. For “Bali Belly”, Lomotil and Imodium eliminate symptoms, but not gastro-related infections. A fever along with symptoms requires doctor-prescribed antibiotics. Drink as much liquid as possible. Isotonic drinks under various brand names are widely available and are known to replenish body hydration and replace fluids. For discomfort, diarrhea and cramping, drink strong, hot tea; avoid fruits and spicy foods. Some day-biting mosquitoes carry dengue fever, but this is not a problem in tourist areas. Bali is non-malarial and prophylaxis is not required. Mosquito bites, cuts or abrasions easily become infected in the tropics. Treat them immediately. Drink only bottled or boiled water. Peel fruit before eating; avoid raw vegetables except at reputable restaurants. Ice in restaurants is safe. Protect yourself from the intense equatorial sun. Use high SPF sunblock and a hat. AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases are increasing in Indonesia. Local sex workers have multiple partners from around the world. They are not checked for sexually transmitted diseases. Act responsibly and use condoms, available over the counter at pharmacies.

HOSPITAL ■ INTERNATIONAL SOS CLINIC: 24-hour emergency medical clinic services, medical evacuation, multilingual staff. Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai 505X, Kuta 80361. Tel: (0361) 710-505, Fax: (0361) 710-515. ■ RUMAH SAKIT UMUM PUSAT SANGLAH (General Hospital): Jl. Diponegoro, Sanglah, Denpasar. Tel: (0361) 227-911/15.


Ubud, Tel: (0361) 976-659, Fax: 974-229. Jl. Pengosekan, Ubud, open daily 8 am-6pm. ■ ABIAN KAPAS: Tel: (0361) 227-176 East Denpasar. ■ ANTONIO BLANCO: Tel: (0361) 975-502, 975-551, Ubud, open daily 8 am-5 pm. ■ ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM: Tel: (0361) 942-352, Pejeng. Open 8 am - 3 pm weekdays. ■ GEDONG KIRTYA HISTORICAL LIBRARY: Tel: (0362) 25141, Jl. Veteran, Singaraja. Open 7am - 3pm Monday - Thursday, until Fridaynoon, closed on weekends. ■ GALLERY SENIWATI: Jl. Ubud Raya, Gianyar. Tel: (0361) 975-485 ■ MUSEUM BALI: Tel: (0361) 235-059, 222-680, Jl. Let. Kol Wisnu, Denpasar. ■ MUSEUM LE MAYEUR: Tel: (0361) 286-164, Jl. Hang Tuah, Sanur. Open 8 am - 2 pm, Tuesday - Sunday. ■ MUSEUM MANUSA YADNYA: Mengwi, open daily, but often unattended. ■ MUSEUM NEKA: Tel: (0361) 975-074, 975-034, Jl. Raya Campuan, Ubud open daily 9 am - 5 pm. ■ MUSEUM PURI LUKISAN: Tel: (0361) 975-136, 971-159, Jl. Raya Ubud, Ubud, ■ MUSEUM RUDANA: Tel: (0361) 975-779, 976-479, Peliatan, Ubud. ■ MUSEUM SUBAK: Tel: (0361) 810-315, Jl. Raya Kediri, Desa Sanggulan, Tabanan.

TOURIST INFO. ■ INTEGRATED TOURISM INFORMATION CENTER (ITIC) A one-stop tourist information complex of ten provinces in Indonesia comprising Bali, Lampung, Jakarta, Banten, West Java, Central Java, East Java, Jogjakarta. Jl. Raya Kuta 2, Kuta, 80361; Tel: (0361) 766-188 ■ NGURAH RAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: Tel: (0361) 751-011 ■ BADUNG GOVERNMENT TOURISM OFFICE: Jl. Kuta Raya 2, Kuta Tel: (0361) 756-175/76 ■ BALI GOVERNMENT TOURISM OFFICE: Jl. Supratman, Niti Mandala, Renon, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 222-387 ■ SINGARAJA TOURIST INFORMATION OFFICE: Jl. Veteran 23, Singaraja Tel: (0362) 251-41 ■ UBUD TOURIST INFORMATION SERVICE: Jl. Raya Ubud, Gianyar Tel: (0361) 96-285, 973-285; 8 am - 9 pm.





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