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THE GREEN EDITION

GREEN ARCHITECTURE, DINING, INSPIRATION AND LIVING

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IT’S NOT EASY BEING GREEN ‘Om Swastiastu...’ With Earth Hour having just passed last month and Earth Day coming up on April 22, we’ve had “being green” on our minds. It’s not easy making huge changes to our lifestyles, especially after growing used to the conveniences that modern technologies afford us. But why not start with little things? Try using reusable cloth bags instead of plastic bags the next time you go shopping, make an effort to turn off lights that don’t necessarily need to be on, and walk or bike whenever going short distances. We’ve even heard that unplugging appliances, rather than just putting them in off mode, helps to save energy. So often we forget to pay attention to little things like these, but from now on let’s make a conscious effort to remember! For a bit of inspiration, turn to LIFESTYLE & LEISURE to read about the Green School in Sibang Kaja, a low-impact international school with emphasis on environmental learning. To remind you of the wonders of nature and why it is so important to protect it, turn to FOTOFOLIO to see some amazing macro photography shots of Bali’s tinier inhabitants. You can also turn to BEYOND BALI to read about the wonderful array of underwater species at Raja Ampat, a destination championed by so many enthusiastic travelers these days. It’s up to us to make sure these beautiful places and living things don’t disappear one day, so we hope you make an effort to do your part! Enjoy this edition and have a wonderful April. ‘Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om…’ The Team

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CONTRIBUTORS

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1 Bayu Rahanatha is a lecturer at Udayana University and a Marketing Communication specialist. He recently started his own business in tourism but still finds time to continue his writing hobby. 2 Colin Marshall has a day job in the oil industry and has been diving for about 20 years now. He lives in Indonesia, which he believes to have the best overall diving in the world.

3 Irma Barzdaite is a fully qualified personal fitness instructor dedicated to helping individuals achieve their lifestyle goals. She is a member of the European Health & Fitness Association and EREPS. irma@irmafitness.com 4 Janelle Maree is an educator and a health and wellness coach who enjoys traveling the globe indulging in all things healthy and green. www.healthytravelsbali.com 5 Shinta Eka is a blog writer disguised as a merry young journalist in Japanese media. She also freelances for UK-based and Indonesia-based agencies.

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THE SUN... THE SAND... THE SURF... THE CULTURE OF PARADISE AND OVER 18,000 SURROUNDING ISLANDS

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INVITE&INDULGE THINK PINK COVER

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A New York style nail parlor for pampering your finger tips and toes

Little Joys By A.A. Bagus Bisma Santika Maradi

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REST&RELAXATION BANYAN TREE UNGASAN

CRAFT&CULTURE BEING BALINESE How this man learned to understand his place in Balinese society

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LIFESTYLE&LEISURE THE GREEN SCHOOL Jaw-dropping architecture and high spirits at this eco-friendly school

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PONDERINGPOINT THE BEST DRINK Learn about the health benefits of refreshing coconut water

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+ 18 PRIMEPROMOTION Hot deals and promotions of the month that shouldn’t be missed

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

78 BEYONDUPDATES

DINE&DELIGHTS

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

WATERCRESS & SLIPPERY STONE

84 COMMUNITYCALENDAR

Two fresh and tasty restaurants for the veggie lovers out there

Schedules, calendar highlights and various happenings of interest, from art exhibitions to special events

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86 SEE&SEEN Snapshots of events and happenings within the preceding month

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FOTOFOLIO NATURE'S SURPRISES Wondrous details in nature that are often by the nakedAPRIL eye 2013 BALI&BEYOND 14 missed

Map of Bali showing specific tourism areas and places of interest, as well as a distance scale between the island’s main destinations

94 INFOINDEX Useful directory of companies and island-based businesses

FIRST COLUMN PHOTO BY KOMANG SWESEN, SECOND COLUMN BY A.A. BAGUS BISMA SANTIKA MARADI, THIRD COLUMN COURTESY OF JU-MA-NA AT BANYAN TREE UNGASAN

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A luxurious resort committed to environmental sustainability


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ACTION&ATTRACTION JUNGLE FEVER Come face to face with wild beasts at the Bali Safari & Marine Park

RAJA AMPAT

A visit to the stunning location in West Papua that has everyone buzzing

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JAKARTA: CAFFEINATED Four of the capital’s cherished but slightly more elusive coffee corners 16

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TOP PHOTO BY COLIN MARSHALL BOTTOM PHOTO COURTESY OF BALI SAFARI & MARINE PARK

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PRIMEPROMOTION

UNDER THE MOONLIGHT Banyan Tree Ungasan is offering a magical dinner experience at Ju-MaNa in celebration of the full moon on April 27. Indulge in a sumptuous six course menu artfully prepared by the restaurant’s award-winning chefs for Rp. 950,000++. With entertainment by the Vagabond Pop Jazz Band, panoramic views of Bali’s southernmost cliffs and the glittering full moon, this will certainly be a night to remember. Banyan Tree Ungasan Jalan Melasti, Banjar Kelod, Ungasan (0361) 300-7000 www.banyantree.com

HOT WEATHER COMBO SAKALA Bali invites you to sip a frosty Corona in the cooling waters of their beautiful infinity pool during the sunny month of April. Enjoy an ice-cold Corona accompanied by your choice of two delicious tapas for Rp. 89,000++. Make it an evening by starting out with the Hot Weather Combo and continuing with dinner for the full SAKALA Bali experience. Sakala Bali Jalan Pratama No. 88, Tanjung Benoa (0361) 774-499 www.sakalabali.com

ROOFTOP RETREAT L Hotel Seminyak invites you to make their cute and cozy LUNA Rooftop Bar your new favorite! Bring a group of friends and take advantage of their 1 for 1 Luna Signature Cocktail special, which runs daily from 5 to 8 p.m. There are also special days designated for ladies and gents – ladies can get a complimentary signature special drink prices and let loose to the sound of a live DJ during “Boys Night Out Sundays.” L Hotel Seminyak Jalan Raya Petitenget No. 8L, Seminyak (0361) 894-7898 www.thelhotels.com

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PRIMEPROMOTION

BALI FAVORITES Mama San is presenting a perfect feast with Chef Will Meyrick’s favorite Balinese dishes in “Kitchen Sessions: Bali.” Guests can expect to see iconic Balinese favorites such as bebek betutu as well as some less recognized dishes such as urutan – a succulent hand-made sausage that is like a Balinese take on chorizo. Chef Budiana, who has been on board with Chef Meyrick since the opening days of Sarong, has been integral in introducing these Balinese dishes at Mama San, which will be available only until the end of April. Mama San Jalan Raya Kerobokan No. 135, Br. Taman (0361) 730-436 www.mamasanbali.com

COFFEE CULTURE Bali Hyatt is the place to be for coffee lovers this April. For those who are curious about traditional Luwak coffee, try a cup and taste the distinctive flavor that comes as a result of this peculiar fermentation process. Also exciting is their new range of coffee cocktails including the Espresso Martini and Copa Banana – a delicious mixture of Gilbey’s vodka, banana liqueur, coffee liqueur, fresh bananas and cream. Bali Hyatt Jalan Danau Tamblingan No. 89, Sanur (0361) 281-234, www.bali.resort.hyatt.com

CORE CHALLENGE Karma Kandara has started offering an exciting new program: Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga. S.U.P Yoga is currently all the rage and can be practiced by beginners and experts alike. The 45 to 60 minute class consists of paddling, yoga stretches, meditation, and a serious core body workout. Each pose requires strong central focus, balance, awareness and acceptance of Mother Nature’s mood! At the end of your beautiful Nammos Beach. Classes are $30 per person and tide dependent. Bookings are absolutely essential. Karma Kandara Jalan Villa Kandara, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan (0361) 848-2200, www.karmaresorts.com

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NEW&NEWS

FLAVOR KICK W Retreat & Spa Bali has appointed Chef Richard Millar as their new Director of Cuisine. Direct from Conrad and Ritz Carlton Bali, Chef Millar’s new menu at FIRE is driven by his passion for food and another passion he’s been nurturing – the W Bali’s herb garden. His flavor creations are eclectic and exciting, notably the Steamed Foie Gras Chawan Mushi and the Diamatina Tomahawk Wagyu Beef. Head to FIRE for lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch to explore Chef Millar’s menu and surprise your taste buds! W Retreat & Spa Bali Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak (0361) 473-8106, www.wretreatbali.com

PLAY WITH PLAGA Plaga Wine has created a range of modern, fresh young wines that are ready to drink, for those who want to come out to play now rather than waiting for the wine to age in the cellar. Designed for the tropics, their wines are light and perfect for languid lunches, colorful sunsets, intimate dinners, and grand celebrations. Made from imported Chilean and Western Australian grapes, then bottled in Indonesia, Plaga Wine is both alluring in flavor and affordable in price. Plaga Wine www.plagawine.com

BUDGET BOOM which is scheduled for this April. Located on the famous Jalan Raya Uluwatu, the hotel sits strategically between Uluwatu and Jimbaran where sunny beaches, good food and hangouts abound. Boasting 98 rooms, this hotel is poised to set a higher benchmark for budget hotels with facilities like its rooftop swimming pools that overlook Jimbaran and Benoa Bay. MaxOne Hotels Bukit Jimbaran Jalan Raya Uluwatu, Bukit Jimbaran, (0361) 300-8989, www.maxonehotels.com

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NEW&NEWS

WELCOME TO WEST BALI Alila Villas Soori announces the appointment of Chef Dwayne Cheer as their new Executive Chef. He has worked at luxurious restaurants around the world including New Zealand’s ICON, Sydney’s Orso Bayside, Notting Hill’s 192 Restaurant, and Michelin-starred The Greenhouse in Mayfair London. At Alila Soori he will oversee the two beachfront dining venues Cotta and Ombak, imparting his global experience and skills to the team while embodying the indigenous atmosphere of West Bali in his cuisine. Alila Villas Soori Banjar Dukuh, Desa Kelating, Tabanan (0361) 894-6388

CHOCO DELIGHT

www.alilahotels.com/soori

Pod Chocolate provides the ultimate chocolate experience, working with farmers to produce the highest quality cocoa and transforming it into mouthwatering creations at their boutique factory & café. Nestled between rice paddies and the Ayung River, this chocolate enclave produces limited amounts of world class chocolate with visitors able to see the whole process from roasting, grinding and then tempering into bars, pralines and even lipstick! Enjoy a free tasting and relax at the café as elephants from the Bali Elephant Camp stroll below you. Farm tours and chocolate classes will be available starting in April. Pod Chocolate Factory & Café Jalan Tukad Ayung, Carang Sari, Petang (0361) 837-0888 www.pod-chocolate.com

CASUAL CORNER Bricks Café is a new hangout in Ubud, perfect for enjoying leisurely meals or meeting company for dessert and coffee in their garden area overlooking green rice paddies. Opposite the Neka Museum, the café is simple and unpretentious, incorporating Balinese traditional carving and contemporary paintings into the décor. Stop by for a bite of Indonesian or Balinese cuisine, a cup of Segafredo coffee, or delicious gelato from Gaya Gelato. Special live acoustic sessions are scheduled every Friday to start your weekends off right. Bricks Café Jalan Raya Sangingan, Ubud (0361) 974-728

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CRAFT&CULTURE

Being Balinese WHILE HELPING TO RENOVATE HIS FAMILY’S TEMPLE, OUR CONTRIBUTOR BEGAN TO DISCOVER THE ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS HE HAS HAD SINCE HE WAS A CHILD ABOUT HIS PLACE IN BALINESE SOCIETY.

from my parents for the future.

BEING A BALINESE CHILD

Well, as a Balinese I do feel

When I think back to the time when I

is easy to be

blessed to have been born on this

was five years old – the earliest time

Balinese. My

lovely island with its vast resources

I can remember – it seems almost

non-Balinese

and a culture that is intriguing to

like a fairy tale. School wasn’t as

friends are envious of all the

people the world over, but I wouldn’t

tough as what kids nowadays face

holidays we have (they joke that

say that it is easy to be Balinese.

and there were numerous holidays.

Bali = Banyak libur, or “many days

Understanding my place in society

During those holidays I would look

off”), and they think it isn’t necessary

has been an ongoing process, and it

on as everyone in the house rushed

for me to worry about the future or

wasn’t until recently when my father

around preparing for ceremonies

look for opportunities beyond the

asked me to take part in our family’s

while the only thing that was

island because by staying here I’m

temple renovation that it all began to

expected of me, the first born son,

guaranteed a generous inheritance

make much more sense.

was to play with friends or sit and

think that it

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afterwards. In other words, I was expected to give up my time and my physical and financial resources to help my family with these often complex ceremonies. And let me tell you, there are countless ceremonies that we have to perform or attend as a Balinese Hindu.

THE IMPORTANCE OF CEREMONIES Why do the Balinese insist on putting together all these ceremonies, especially as they are physically tiring, require much money, and block the many possibilities of having a fabulous career outside of the island? This question haunted me for years. It felt like a huge sacrifice when I thought about what could possibly be. Why must I take unpaid leave from the office to stay at home, while my friends take holidays abroad and post pictures of themselves in front of the Eiffel Tower on their Facebook pages? It all started to make sense once my parents shared their watch TV. Even when it was time

adulthood for me you may ask?

responsibilities with me. I finally

for the massive task of cleaning up

Was it the first day of college?

began to see why all my family

the house the day after a ceremony,

Or perhaps it was the day I got

members could smile through

I wasn’t expected to help out.

my first job? It could have been

everything instead of being stressed

Afterwards my parents would return

any one of these things, as the

or frantic. Once you take part in the

to their jobs, trying to catch up on

definition of adulthood differs from

preparations for a ceremony you

paperwork because of the “holiday”

one person to another, but for me

are overcome with an indescribable

they had to take in order to present

it was the day my family finally

feeling. I fear you need to be

the perfect ceremony.

decided to place some of the home

Balinese to truly understand this

responsibilities on me. From then on

feeling, but I would say it feels a bit

BECOMING A BALINESE ADULT

I was expected to join the adults in

like you are a flying white ant that

preparing for holidays, helping with

sees a stunning lamp before you. It

So what marked the beginning of

the proceedings, and cleaning up

is truly amazing.

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THE PEMANGKU ANSWERED MY QUESTIONS WITH A CHARMING SMILE AND POINTED HIS FINGER TO MY CHEST. “THE TEMPLE IS THE SYMBOL OF WHAT YOU HAVE HERE IN YOUR HEART.” MY FAMILY TEMPLE AND I

understanding how I would be able

representation of me as part of the

to manage this connection when I

universe and me as part of my family

The poet Robert Frost once said that

couldn’t see these entities in person.

tree. It is a reminder of who I am

“Home is the place where, when you

Where are my ancestors? And

and helps me to fully embrace my

have to go there, they have to take

where is God? I finally managed to

part in this world. It is a reminder

you in.” I strongly believe that this

muster up the courage to ask these

that I am part of a system and that I

is the real definition of a home. A

questions to the pemangku (priest).

am going to be okay regardless of

home is not only made of walls and

The pemangku answered my

life’s ups and downs. It is a blessing

beams, it is also made of hopes and

questions with a charming smile and

and a priceless heritage that we as

dreams. And in Bali, a house cannot

pointed his finger to my chest. “They

Balinese need to safeguard and pass

be called a home without a family

are here in your heart,” he said.

down to our children.

temple standing inside of it.

“The temple is the symbol of what

When I was at elementary school my teacher told me that every single

you have here in your heart.” As we renovate my family’s

This renovation has helped me understand what it means to be a Balinese adult. And it has helped me

house should have a temple to

temple I’ve gotten closer and closer

realize that I am truly grateful to be

praise the Lord and to connect with

to understanding what it is that

Balinese. „

our ancestors. I had a hard time

he meant. The family temple is a

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LIFESTYLE&LEISURE

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GREEN EDUCATION AT THE GREEN SCHOOL, STUDENTS ARE GETTING AN EXPERIENTIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION IN ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SETTINGS YOU HAVE EVER SEEN.

PHOTO THIS PAGE BY MUTIA ADISOMA

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unconfident about how to proceed.

built, the Green School in

WELCOME TO THE GREEN SCHOOL

Bali has become a passionate

A small and unassuming bamboo

hints from the school’s International

topic of discussion for many,

sign indicates where you should

Communications Manager. “There

from architects to social

turn off the main road, which not

are two toilets within each stall,

entrepreneurs to educators to

surprisingly, we drove right by.

one for going number one and the

parents. The fact that last year it

After circling back and going

other for going number two. These

was awarded the “2012 Greenest

down a narrow path marked with

are compost toilets. Welcome to the

School on Earth” by the U.S. Green

several welcome checkpoints, we

Green School!”

Building Council’s Center for Green

parked our vehicle and followed

Schools has only added to the buzz.

the footpath towards the beautiful

We were curious to see the school

gadang-roof bridge that hangs over

THE GREENEST SCHOOL ON EARTH

with our own eyes, so on a Friday

the Ayung River.

The Green School is truly one of

n the short time since it was

in March our team traveled the 1.5

Then we remembered some helpful

After the long drive, one of the

a kind, and we’re not saying this

hours from Kuta to Sibang Kaja to

first things we did was to make

just because of the compost toilets.

get a feel of the Green School and

a beeline for the toilets. Despite

Architecturally, it is absolutely

try to better understand what makes

our urgency we hesitated in front

breathtaking. Bamboo structures

this school so special.

of the stalls, a bit confused and

tower overhead, with the bamboo

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pieced together so seamlessly that

materials are organic, save for a

is deeply committed to being low-

they seem to bend and curve in an

small amount of cement used. At the

impact and cares very much about

almost surreal manner. You can’t

Green School they don’t build fences,

the environment. They also aim to

help but crane your neck trying

they grow them. The footpaths are

instill these values in their students in

to figure out where one piece

made of volcanic rock that is found

hopes that they go on to be ‘green

starts and another one ends, and

naturally in the area. Leftovers from

leaders.’ This doesn’t necessarily

how it’s possible that it all works

meals are used for the livestock that

mean their students should become

together to create a sort of fluidity

the children look after. The students

activists, documentary filmmakers,

and spaciousness all around. The

measure the carbon footprint of

or lobbyists who dedicate their lives

magnificent Heart of School, located

the school and offset it by planting

to the cause; the school’s goal is

in the center of campus, is said to

bamboo on the school premises. And

simply to provide an education that

be the world’s largest freestanding

did we mention that they get 80% of

will have an impact on the choices

bamboo building.

their power from the sun? Well, they

their students make in the future. The

do. It’s all truly astounding.

Green School wants their graduates

The bamboo is sourced entirely from Indonesia and all the building

As you can tell, the Green School

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to go on to become self-actualized


adults in all kinds of fields, making

make it in the world. At the time of

not interfere with classes. Although

responsible decisions as they pursue

press, five students out of their first

we were unable to see the children

their careers and dreams.

batch of high school graduates had

in a classroom setting, we arrived in

They also stress that they are not

heard back with acceptances from

time to witness their weekly ‘Friday

“just another hippie school,” though

universities of their choice, with the

Assembly.’ Along with parents,

we know it’s a bit hard to believe

others still anxiously waiting. This is

members of international media,

when the teachers wear flowing skirts

exciting news for the Green School,

and various other visitors (the Green

and sandals, the children tend rice

especially since many wonder

School gets numerous visitors on a

paddies as part of their curriculum,

how the Green School’s academic

daily basis), we saw something truly

and there is a mud wrestling pit on

program measures up to the rest of

special.

campus. The Green School assured

the international schools in the world.

The open-air room was filled with all 270 Green School

us they are very serious about their academics and emphasized that they

SMELLS LIKE SCHOOL SPIRIT

students, ranging from age three to

want nothing more than to see their

Tours of the Green School are

seniors in high school. First on the

students prepared to compete and

conducted after school hours so as to

program was a special guest visitor

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Green School decided to launch a

School founder John Hardy, or

Tajikistan, and after that came a

worldwide scholarship competition

contacting the Green School

number of musical performances

seeking the ‘Greenest Student on

directly for more information. In our

from the students. The children were

Earth.’ They encourage all young

experience, we found that the Green

smiling, courteous, respectful of their

people working on environmental

School was very happy to provide

teachers, and they all participated.

projects in their communities to submit

us with all kinds of information –

“None of these kids are hesitating,”

a two to three minute video on the

they are very open not only about

my colleague whispered to me,

Green School website. Three winners

their achievements but also about

slightly dumbfounded. Most

of the competition (one each from

their challenges and various future

importantly, the youths were

primary, middle, and high school)

aspirations. There is still a good

engaged. If this is any indication

will receive a one-year scholarship

amount of room to grow, but I think

of how their classes run, I would

to the Green School. Entries will be

we can all agree that they have

feel pretty reassured as a parent.

accepted until Earth Day on April 22,

come far in a short period of time.

It is no wonder that some parents

and the winners will be announced in

And there is no denying that the

have packed up their families and

June on World Environment Day.

Green School is a happy place for

FOR MORE INFORMATION

By Mutia Adisoma

students to learn. „

relocated to Bali to provide their children with this green education.

If you are a parent who is

THE GREENEST STUDENT ON EARTH

considering the Green School for

The Green School

your child, we recommend visiting

Jalan Raya Sibang Kaja, Banjar

Since they are still the reigning

the Green School website, watching

Saren, Abiansemal, (0361) 469-875

Greenest School on Earth, the

the video of the TED talk by Green

www.greenschool.org

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DINE&DELIGHTS

FRESH FARE

ARE YOU VEGETARIAN OR ON THE LOOKOUT FOR SOME DELICIOUS LIGHTER OPTIONS? IF SO, HEAD OVER TO JALAN BATU BELIG TO DELIGHT YOUR TASTE BUDS WITH SOME SERIOUSLY TASTY FARE.

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hether

at Watercress, continuing with a

Live Well,” fresh food lovers and

you are

scenic walk or motorbike ride past

nutrient-depleted travellers alike will

vegetarian,

the lush rice fields in the area, and

instantly hit the ‘like’ button!

pescatarian,

then moseying back up the road for

or just

dinner at Slippery Stone.

looking to add some more veggies

Everything here is made from scratch daily, and according to loyal Watercress fans it is advisable

to your meals, you’ll love the two

WATERCRESS

to opt for an earlier rather than

restaurants Watercress and Slippery

The name alone conjures up the

later lunch on weekdays to ensure

Stone on Jalan Batu Belig. You can

words “fresh” and “wholesome,”

the freshest array of home cooked

even put together a culinary day

and Watercress surely lives up to its

delights. On Sundays it’s a different

by starting with a leisurely brunch

name. With the tagline “Eat Fresh

story, with their “SOS Recovery

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Red brick walls and wooden accents at Watercress

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The fresh and delicous Sprouted Goodness at Watercress

Brunch” served all day. Believe me,

dishes, the menu at Watercress

to digest all the goodness with ease

Simply O (for awesome) Selections

is innately vegetarian and the

and help to recreate the gourmet

prevailed on the particular Sunday

dishes are completely flavorsome

Sunday brunch experience that

that I visited.

on their own.

many expats miss from their home

The drink menu alone caused

Since it was still breakfast time,

countries.

havoc for an indecisive health foodie

eggs (poached to perfection)

like myself, as it includes a carefully

were added on the side of both

seem to have it all sorted. Whether

selected range of lassies, smoothies,

the Sprouted Goodness and Corn

you’re searching for a taste bud

and fresh juices. I decided to let the

Fritters and decorated with their

extravaganza, a dose of Byron Bay,

extracted juice prepare my palate

signature garnish of watercress. The

or an immersion into the fresh food

for the main event to follow, which

Corn Fritters were a treat, laden

movement, Watercress certainly

were the Sprouted Goodness and

with corn and balanced perfectly

delivers. I’m sure it won’t be long

Corn Fritters.

with avocado and tomato salsa,

before we start to see queues like the

sour cream, chili jam, and a side of

ones for their “naughty” neighbors

crispy bacon.

down the road – the kind of queues

According to co-owner Pablo Fourcard, the Sprouted Goodness was his favorite sandwich as a

Beyond the delicious fare,

These guys from Byron Bay

that exist for all the right reasons.

child. Growing up with a vegetarian

Watercress continues to impress.

mother, the staples in the family

With smiley staff and quirky

Watercress

fridge included tomatoes, sprouts,

décor, Watercress offers a relaxed

Jalan Batu Belig No. 21A,

miso, and tahini. He went on to

atmosphere and has that perfect

Kerobokan

explain that although sides of bacon

weekend vibe. The Sunday papers

(0361) 780-8030

and chorizo can be added to the

and acoustic tunes allow the body

www.watercressbali.com

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Right: A view of Slippery Stone at night Below: Slippery Stone’s Red Rice Heart of Palm

SLIPPERY STONE If you’re one of the new wave of conscientious diners with vegetarian or pescatarian tendencies, then head over to the Slippery Stone restaurant with your meat-loving friends and slip through the cracks no longer! Set back from the busy road, this stylish Jakarta outfit oozes style and class with its spacious multi-level open plan design. Often a venue for art exhibitions and fashion parades, the in-house local art collection is

amongst us will also be pleasantly

attention right away, and once they

a treasure in itself. Their creative

surprised with the variety of other

were served I couldn’t help but be

edge evidently overflows into the

selections.

reminded of peppermint Cornettos!

menu, where a number of dishes

When studying the menu, one

In this dish, the “peppermint” is

are represented from the ocean to

welcome touch was the inclusion

really a mix of pomelo and avocado

the garden. Meat lovers will not be

of little icons of a cow, herb, and

that work surprisingly well to create

disappointed by the Wagyu beef,

chili, to save the usual interrogations

a zesty, minty flavor, while the fresh

Peking duck and crispy pork belly

from the aforementioned. The

tuna hides within the cone. The result

offerings, but the less carnivorous

Tuna Sesame Cones grabbed my

was very positive and I was eager

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Top: Steamed Barramundi, which is served with tasty dumplings and grilled prawns at Slippery Stone

to try the next dish. On cue the main

art fusion? With creamy textured

another look at their beverage menu

course was delivered, which was

red rice, thinly-sliced radishes,

I decided to end my meal with

a deliciously moist double fillet of

carrot cross-sections, wasabi

the Zespri Kiwi. The combination

Steamed Barramundi, served with

mayonnaise, Mr. Whippy-style

of basil, green apple, kiwi fruit,

tasty dumplings and grilled prawns

cheese and dollops of avocado,

and apple juice proved to be the

resting in coconut oil and herbs.

this dish delivered well beyond its

perfect finale. Health foodies unite

For something a little different

description of seasonal vegetables

and rejoice! „

I chose Red Rice Heart of Palm to accompany the waiter’s

with coriander and lemongrass. Boasting a floor to ceiling

Slippery Stone

recommendation. The design of the

wine fridge, Slippery Stone has

Jalan Batu Belig No. 9N, Seminyak

red rice side dish is a conversation

a selection of international wines

(0361) 846-5999

starter with its explosion of colors

readily available. Wine pairing

www.slipperystonebali.com

and flavors much like an artist’s

with their dishes would indeed be

palette. Is there such a thing as food

a very creative venture. Taking

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PHOTOS BY KOMANG SWESEN

Bottom: Slippery Stone’s Tuna Sesame Cones


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INVITE&INDULGE

THE POWER OF PINK

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D

iamonds may be a

by neighboring businesses, when

of nail lacquers is extensive and

girl’s best friend, but

you peer down the small alley just to

consists of only the best names.

we like to think that

the left of the building you can still

Interestingly enough, they are the

the perfect mani-

see bright green rice paddies. The

first nail parlor on the island to

pedi comes in at a

location is quite strategic, especially

offer all 60 shades of GelColor by

close second. On this island there

if you plan on combining your mani-

O.P.I. Aside from O.P.I you will also

are an abundance of spas that

pedi outing with a meal. Just a stone’s

find top brands like Butter London,

offer manicures and pedicures as

throw away you’ll find Watercress,

China Glaze, Zoya, Chanel, Dior,

an option, but places that focus

Slippery Stone, and a branch of the

Tom Ford, Laura Mercier, Dolce &

specifically on spoiling your fingers

famous Naughty Nuri’s.

Gabbana and Illamasqua.

PHOTOS BY MUTIA ADISOMA

and toes with luxurious treatments

Think Pink was designed to feel

A manicure and pedicure at Think

are few and far between. Enter Think

like a New York City nail parlor

Pink goes for Rp. 250,000, which is

Pink, the adorable new nail parlor

transferred to Bali, and the décor

a fair price considering the quality.

on Jalan Batu Belig.

definitely gives you that impression.

The nail technicians are sweet and

The color palate is dominated

giggly but also very meticulous.

PINK REFUGE

by black, white, red, and of

They are excited to help you choose

Think Pink is hard to miss, as it is the

course pink – a sleek and stylish

your nail color but also very serious

only building for miles with a pink

combination.

when it comes down to providing a

façade! Although it is surrounded

Think Pink’s current assortment

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hygienic and beautiful mani-pedi.


THE COLOR PALATE IS DOMINATED BY BLACK, WHITE, RED, AND OF COURSE PINK – A SLEEK AND STYLISH COMBINATION.

What impressed me the most was the attention to detail. The pedicure chairs have a rolling massage feature, every manicure chair is equipped with an iPad, and the UV light used for drying my gel manicure was by O.P.I and worked like a charm. There was no need to worry about ruining my brandnew manicure because my nails weren’t dried properly! It is clear that Indonesian-American owner Arvy chooses only the best for her customers.

NOT JUST NAILS Aside from their manicure, I tried left my hair feeling silky, soft and smooth. I really appreciated that the hair mask could be applied at the same time my nails were being done. Although massages are not Think Pink’s main focus, they have nonetheless become increasingly popular, to the point that plans are in the works to build additional massage rooms. A hair mask can be

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a hair mask of macadamia oil that


combined with a full body massage

can also help make reservations for

so I know where I’ll be headed the

for Rp. 350,000.

wherever you need to go after your

next time I have a bad day or feel

treatment, whether it is Potato Head

like I need a pick-me-up. But in all

products, which sell like hot cakes

Think Pink also offers Keihl’s

Beach Club, Ku De Ta, or another

seriousness ladies, who really needs

since the brand is still hard to find

happening place to see and be seen.

an excuse to be pampered like a

in Bali. But even more exciting

princess? „

There have been instances

By Mutia Adisoma

is the fact that Think Pink has a

lately where Think Pink has had to

concierge and car service! If you

regretfully turn away customers due

call the concierge about two hours

to being completely full. Because of

Think Pink Nails

prior to your appointment, they’ll be

their growing popularity, make sure

Jalan Batu Belig No. 108,

able to arrange your pick up from

to call in advance to secure your

Kerobokan

anywhere in the Kuta, Seminyak,

treatment! Think Pink does not come

(0361) 918-8116

or Canggu area. The concierge

short of spoiling its customers rotten,

www.thinkpinknails.com

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REST&RELAXATION

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AT THE BANYAN TREE UNGASAN, YOU CAN HAVE AN EXQUISITE HIDEAWAY AT A PROPERTY THAT IS COMMITTED TO HAVING A GREEN CONSCIENCE. BALI&BEYOND APRIL 2013

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T

he first thing you notice

the expansive living room a feeling

bath – the choice is yours. A toilet,

when you arrive at the

comes over you much like the feeling

rain shower, and stacks of fluffy

Banyan Tree Ungasan is

you get when you unlock the door

white towels can be found towards

the space. There is tons of

to your home after a tiring trip out

the far end of the bathroom.

it, all around. You get the

of town – relief mixed with joy and

sudden urge to spread your arms out wide, to stretch, to inhale, to smile.

comfortable familiarity. After walking through the living

The doors of the cozy bedroom slide open to connect you directly to your very own private infinity pool.

And the spaciousness that greets you

room you’ll find an enormous marble

The Pool Villas are also equipped

in the lobby translates to the rest of

bathroom, which is quite literally

with a jet pool, outdoor shower

the property as well, including your

spacious enough to do cartwheels

and Balinese balé, or outdoor

beautiful villa.

in. The sinks and powder area sit

pavilion. What more could you

back to back on an “island” in the

need? The villa is so complete that

HIDE OUT

center of the room, while off to the

the experience is more akin to house

There are 73 villas in total at the

side lies a luxurious sunken bath.

sitting at a friend’s exquisite home

Banyan Tree Ungasan, all featuring

Enjoy staring out the window at

rather than staying at a resort villa.

contemporary Balinese architecture.

the gorgeous stone-carved wall

It is no wonder that the Banyan

The interior is refined yet homey,

decoration while you soak, or simply

Tree Ungasan’s latest awards and

and the moment you set foot into

switch on the TV at the foot of the

accolades include the award for

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Indonesia Leading Luxury Resort

Balinese cooking class. It is a great

2012/2013 by the Indonesia Travel

opportunity to learn about all the

also tailor a cultural tour for you.

and Tourism Foundation (ITTA).

ingredients that go into Balinese

One of the highlights is a fully

favorites such as lawar. There are

immersive tour around Bali with

COME OUT

also Balinese dance classes and

trips to ancient temples, handicraft

If you are able to tear yourself away

gamelan (traditional Indonesian

villages, painters’ homes, rice paddy

from your comfortable bed and cozy

percussion orchestra) classes to try,

terraces, and coffee plantations.

villa, you might want to consider

along with mountain biking and an

For a closer excursion, the famed

taking advantage of the resort’s

array of other outdoor activities.

Uluwatu Temple is just a short

Banyan Tree Ungasan can

drive away. After a day of sightseeing and exploring, come back to Banyan to enjoy fine dining and gorgeous views of the Indian Ocean at the JuMa-Na restaurant, or head to Bambu restaurant to feast on a themed dinner set or sumptuous buffet while watching the beautiful Legong and Kecak dance performed by Balinese dancers.

THE EARTH The Banyan Tree brand prides itself in its ability to blend romance and travel with a green conscience.

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As for Banyan Tree Ungasan, it is

program can be attributed to

species through careful cultivation

proud to have achieved EarthCheck

their efforts to minimize the use of

of the bellyache bush, beach

Benchmarked status for the second

resources. All waste water is treated,

plum, and the banyan tree, among

time in a row since opening in

filtered, and then used for landscape

others. Chosen for their cultural

2010. EarthCheck is widely

irrigation. As a result, no water is

significance, these trees and their

regarded as the world’s leading

wasted.

flowers and fruits are used by local

benchmarking, certification, and

villagers as offerings in religious

a monthly neighborhood cleanup

ceremonies. In the year 2011 alone

in the travel and tourism industry.

program (now in its third year) as

the resort planted 4,000 trees in

well as seaweed planting activities.

Ungasan and around Bali.

Hotels are measured on their

PHOTOS COURTESY OF BANYAN TREE UNGASAN

Banyan Tree Ungasan also has

environmental management program

performance in key areas of

The seaweed planting takes place at

environmental and social impact.

the resort’s beach with participants

business with a green conscience!

This includes water consumption,

stringing seaweed on a rope and

Banyan Tree Ungasan continues

usage of recycled water, energy

attaching it to a rock at the water’s

to delight its guests, with the Trip

consumption, waste recycling, usage

edge. After three months, local

Advisor Traveler’s Choice Award

of paper and cleaning products,

farmers harvest the seaweed and

2013 as recent proof. We hope

and community commitment. Their

sell it to a distributor in Bali. This

it also continues to keep up the

outcomes are measured against

generates income for the local

good work when it comes to their

EarthCheck’s benchmarking

coastal community, and research

environmental programs. „

requirements to determine whether

shows that seaweed cultivation

By Regina Indraswari

a hotel or resort meets or exceeds

creates a significant positive impact

baseline levels or best practices in

on coral reef preservation efforts.

the industry. Banyan Tree Ungasan’s achievements in the EarthCheck

Now that’s what we call doing

Banyan Tree Ungasan Jalan Melasti, Br. Kelod, Ungasan

On top of that, Banyan Tree Ungasan is combating the problem

(0361) 300-7000

of declining indigenous plant

www.banyantree.com

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PONDERINGPOINT

THE BEST DRINK WHAT’S GREEN, ROUND, CONTAINS REFRESHING LIQUID TO BEAT THE HEAT AND IS ABUNDANT ON STREETS AND IN CAFES? YOU GUESSED IT: COCONUTS!

Coconut water is refreshing and has an array of health benefits

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W

hen visiting

that are great for replenishing

and 5 mg of sugar. Compare that

somewhere

hydration levels within the body.

to only 117 mg of potassium and

tropical,

Most sports drinks have electrolytes

20 to 25 g of sugar in your average

doesn’t

such as Potassium, Magnesium,

energy and sports drink! Tennis

your

Calcium, Sodium and Phosphorous

player John Isner, who played the

experience feel somewhat

added to them to help hydrate

longest tennis match in history at

incomplete without a photo where

the body during and after intense

Wimbledon in 2010, credits his

you are sipping from a straw poking

training. Coconut water naturally

endurance on the court to coconut

out of a fresh coconut? Did you

contains these electrolytes, which

water mixed with sea salt.

know that not only are coconuts

means it can serve the same function

delicious and refreshing, they also

as a sports drink without harmful

water doubling in 2011 with

have a long list of health benefits?

ingredients such as colorings,

virtually no advertising from the

Additionally, coconut water is

preservatives, sugars, caffeine

world’s leading suppliers, it’s clear

becoming an increasingly popular

and everything that makes modern

that this natural alternative is starting

natural alternative for people who

day sports drinks more convenient,

to take on a life of its own. People

are fans of sports drinks.

attractive, and marketable to

everywhere are seeking out healthier

consumers.

options for energy and hydration

PHOTO BY PUTU LISTYAN ADRIANI

HEALTH BENEFITS

The high levels of sugar and

With global sales of coconut

while training.

In tropical regions, coconut water

caffeine contained in most sports

is used to help those suffering from

and energy drinks can provide

YOUNG & GREEN

diarrhea, as consuming it helps

you with an immediate boost of

People living in Bali and travellers

replace the loss of fluid in the

energy, thus helping to deliver

passing through will quickly learn the

gastrointestinal tract. Additionally,

a more intense and energized

best way to enjoy a coconut. There

research has suggested that

workout. The problem is that after

is usually more water in a young

cytokines in coconut water have

the insulin spike wears off your

coconut since the water is replaced

significant anti-aging effects, and

body can very quickly feel tired

by white coconut flesh as it matures.

that coconut water increases the

and sluggish, and will therefore

Therefore for drinking purposes,

body’s metabolism, which can lead

require some other form of sugar

coconuts in Bali are harvested off

to weight loss. Applying coconut

intake to regain energy. With sugar

the trees when they are still young

water onto affected skin areas every

being considered one of the most

and green. For best results, the

night before going to bed may also

toxic ingredients consumed by

water from a young coconut should

help with acne, age spots, wrinkles,

people due to its link to a long list

be consumed shortly after being

stretch marks, cellulite, and eczema.

of chronic illnesses and diseases,

exposed to air due to the possible

Try doing that every night with your

consuming sports drinks can become

loss of important nutrients. Harvested

sports drink and see what happens!

part of a very dangerous cycle.

in the beautiful countryside of Bali,

The balance of electrolytes and

opened fresh just for you and ready

NATURAL SPORTS DRINK

minerals in coconut water is much

to be consumed with all its wondrous

better. For example, in every 100

nutrients, enjoy all that coconut

Coconut juice is packed with simple

ml of coconut water there are

water has to offer! „

sugars, electrolytes, and minerals

approximately 294 mg of potassium

By Irma Barzdaite

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FOTOFOLIO

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NATURE’S SURPRISES A.A. Bagus Bisma Santika Maradi is a Balinese native whose macro photography began as a way to show his nephew what some of nature’s tiniest creatures look like. It is now one of his specialties, and Mr. Maradi is always on the look out for small and beautiful things to capture, whether he is out exploring Bali’s beautiful lakes and beaches or documenting a bride and groom’s special day. www.agungbagusmaradi.com

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Briefly pausing to strike a pose

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A pair of honeymooning dragonflies

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Flower reflections captured in water droplets

Tiny orbs of fresh morning dew

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Spinning a web in front of a multicolored backdrop

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ACTION&ATTRACTION

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JUNGLE FEVER BALI SAFARI & MARINE PARK IS ONE OF THE BEST DESTINATIONS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, BLENDING NATURE WITH A GREAT SENSE OF ENTERTAINMENT AND FLAIR.

A

fter an hour or so

on the shuttle service that leaves from

can stick your arms out to feed the

of driving to the

Kuta Centre (Kartika Plaza Street).

animals!

eastern part of the

Please make reservations in advance

island, of course

if you would like to take advantage

NIGHT SAFARI

you want to have a

of this service.

The starting point for the Night Safari is the Tsavo Restaurant,

worthwhile experience. Set within

located within the park’s premises.

Marine Park definitely delivers. It has

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS

been recognized as a frontrunner

The idea behind this Night Safari is

greeted with a welcome drink

in its category, and the Indonesian

for visitors to feel a real bond with

and delicious canapés served by

Travel and Tourism Awards (ITTA)

nature. You will literally be able

well-trained wait staff. Afterwards

even presented it with the prestigious

to touch some of the animals and

will come a buffet dinner where a

title of “Indonesia’s Leading

feed them, but please make sure

selection of tender and juicy grilled

Amusement Park.”

to put your hands down if a tiger

items can be enjoyed, all-inclusive

starts roaring above your head! The

of the Night Safari package. After

creatures to be seen, including

Night Safari is a fun journey for your

dinner, get ready to board the tram

Sumatran elephants, Sumatran

family that is full of adrenalin, and of

because it will be time to start your

tigers, white tigers, leopards,

course it is 100% safe.

journey.

40 hectares of land, Bali Safari &

There are hundreds of fascinating

Once visitors arrive, they will be

You won’t find any fancy air-

A well-trained guide and two

With its beautifully crafted ambience

conditioned vehicles here because

animal caretakers will accompany

and friendly staff, you can have

how would you feel the thrill of

you throughout the safari, and raw

yourself a world-class safari journey.

the ride if you just sat pretty in a

meat and carrots will be distributed

small enclosed space? Visitors will

so you can feed the animals. As

GETTING THERE

undertake the journey in a uniquely

the driver starts the engine and the

It takes about an hour from Kuta to

designed safari tram. Imagine an

guide begins their spiel, enjoy the

get to the Bali Safari & Marine Park

extraordinary tram with the capacity

breeze while you anxiously wonder

in normal traffic. If you book the

for 10 to 12 standing passengers

about what is to come.

Night Safari journey, you can hop

protected by bars from which you

Komodo dragons, and cheetahs.

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As the safari gates open, prepare


yourself to get really close with

a cocktail while listening to fabulous

STAY OVERNIGHT

friendly elephants and zebras but

tracks from the DJ. What could be

Planning to stay overnight to enjoy

beware of the lions and the tigers.

better than having a jungle party

the biodiversity? Then the Mara

In the elephant and zebra zone the

after a thrilling safari journey? This

River Safari Lodge is a great option

guide will give you the opportunity

party session wraps up at 9 p.m.

for you. Located in the middle of the

to feed the animals, but in the lion

when the final shuttle departs.

Bali Safari & Marine Park, this hotel

Don’t forget to make reservations

offers you a truly unique experience.

caretakers do everything. If you’re

if you and your family wish to

Feed the exotic animals directly from

lucky, the tiger zone will be full of

experience this Night Safari.

your window or just laze around

exciting surprises!

Currently there is a limit of from 40

on the balcony as the magnificent

to 48 seats, but since the demand

creatures roam by. „

you will head back to the Tsavo

for this experience has increased

By Bayu Rahanatha

restaurant for the Animal Encounter

dramatically, the Bali Safari &

session, which is a great opportunity

Marine Park has promised to

for your children to get to know the

increase the number of seats in the

Bali Safari & Marine Park

animals better than what they see on

future. The Night Safari package is

Jalan Bypass Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus

TV or the Internet.

$60 for adults and $50 for children,

Mantra, Km 19.8, Gianyar

a price that is well worth this

(0361) 751-300

amazing adventure.

www.balisafarimarinepark.com

After the final zone is reached

While the children are engrossed with the session, the adults can enjoy

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THE ULTIMATE DESTINATION FOR PICTURE-TAKING ADDICTS OUR CONTRIBUTOR MUSES ON HIS NUMEROUS TRIPS TO RAJA AMPAT, THE AMAZING SEA LIFE HE SEES WHILE UNDERWATER, AND THE SUBTLETIES HE DOESN’T DISCOVER UNTIL HE REVIEWS HIS SHOTS ON A COMPUTER SCREEN.

H

ave you ever been

regularly find myself wasting time

on liveaboards

deleting a series of pictures of a

with photographers

crinoid. Why am I so stupid?

whose strobes go off every few seconds

In my defense, those fishy things hate the paparazzi more than the

during a dive, like tracer fire? When

British Royal Family does. So the

they surface and you ask how

first few pictures are just to get the

many images they took, they are

inevitable blurry shots out the way.

embarrassed to admit that they have

And then of course, the subjects of

taken several hundred shots, and

my photos realize they are simply

then they spend the majority of their

being photographed and not in any

non-diving time deleting pictures

danger of being eaten, so they start

while complaining about how many

to tantalizingly put themselves in

pictures they took? Well, that guy

slightly better poses (proving that fish

is me.

are as vain as the rest of us).

Every dive trip I tell myself to

When I dive Raja Ampat (or

reduce the number of photos I take.

“Four Kings”) in West Papua, I find

I try to take only a series of pictures

that in addition to the unspoiled and

of that special fish, that unbelievable

colorful coral reef, the fish variety is

vista, that incredible behavior.

just so incredible! Everybody says

If it isn’t something special, I tell

it, but it takes time and the ability

myself that I’m allowed to take just

to remember fish patterns to really

one “memory shot.” And yet I still

understand just how incredible.

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On my second trip to Raja Ampat I found myself thinking that I had seen this or that fish before, but then I questioned myself and started taking pictures. I soon realized that the fish were of all different species! Just take the Butterflyfish, for example. The variety is unbelievable, with the subtlest differences. In one species the lines go NW-SE, while the next looks almost identical except that the stripes go SW-NE! And then there’s another species with the same stripe pattern but with a dot on its tail. The four different types of Butterflyfish are the Panda Butterflyfish (Chaetodon adiergastos), Black-backed Butterflyfish (Chaetodonmelannotus), Teardrop Butterflyfish (Chaetodon unimaculatus), and Thin-stripey Butterflyfish (Chaetodon stripei). Well, the fourth is indeed not a Butterflyfish at all but the endemic Raja Dottyback (Pseudochromis sp.) – just checking to see if you are still awake. At this stage, some readers might have concluded that that I am “an incredibly boring person” to notice these subtle differences. But if this kind of thing (along with

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stamp collecting and train spotting)

a photograph, especially a macro,

how anyone can turn down a night

fascinates you, Raja Ampat is for

often reveals things you never saw

dive, ever. If you’re going to go to

you!

when underwater. Personally, I like

the trouble and expense of going

small fish and critters. In particular I

somewhere like Raja Ampat, and

opportunity to see species that just

like taking pictures of gobies, which

you know you’re only going to do,

don’t live anywhere else. It really is

initially often just look like small

say, two dives a day, then choose

a photographer’s heaven, especially

red fish. When you see the images

the best dive of the day (whatever

if you like to take photos of a huge

on a computer screen, you find

the dive master says) and then do

variety of different species. In

patterns and details you never notice

the night dive if there is one.

addition there are a number of “big

underwater. An example of this is

The amazing thing about

fish” sites with manta rays and huge

the Redspotted Pygmygoby (Eviota

underwater photography is that

schools of medium-sized fish like

albolineata).

there is a really good chance that

At Raja Ampat divers have the

trevallies and snappers. The diving

Furthermore, there are often times

you (yes, you) can take a picture

is not difficult and most operators

when I take a picture of something

with even modest camera equipment

understand the tide tables well

and completely miss the main feature

of something that nobody has

enough to avoid incidents.

only to find something great when

ever taken before, be this in terms

reviewing on the screen. A good

of behavior, a life phase (e.g. a

have only tried three in Raja Ampat

example is my experience with a

species in juvenile patterns), or even

– Shakti, 7 Seas and Damai. I am

“big green fish.” When I saw the

possibly a new species that has not

not going to fall into the trap of

image on the computer I noticed

yet been photographed (especially

seeking favors from any specific

for the first time the huge Dracula-

in the case of flatworms and

operator, so I will not write some

like teeth sticking out (how could

nudibranchs). Neither you nor I will

honeyed praise about a specific

I miss that?). This turned out to be

ever take the world’s best shot of a

liveaboard in hopes of getting a free

a Blackspot Tuskfish (Choerodon

cheetah – that’s been done already

trip. Instead, I will say that they were

schoenleinii), something I had never

– but we have a chance with fish

all excellent (in hopes of getting

knowingly seen before.

and critters to do just that. I have a

On the subject of liveaboards, I

number of underwater shots that are

three free trips – hah!).

NIGHT DIVING

better than the pictures in reference

SPECIAL SURPRISES

My favorite dives anywhere, but

books, as judged by a neutral third

The other “justification” for taking

especially in Raja Ampat, are the

party (i.e. myself). But I do honestly

a huge number of pictures is that

night dives. I fail to understand

think my image of Boschma’s

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Gorgonian Shrimp (Hamodactylus boschmai) is as good as anything I’ve seen in the books. If you are very desperate you can even say things like, “This is

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probably the best picture taken of blah-blah that has ever been taken at 3 p.m. on a Friday.” I once met a and he wasn’t joking. Which brings me back to the

as inconsiderate to certain creatures

excuses described above. So watch

with sensitive eyes (like pygmy

out for me next time you are in Raja

start of this article. Yes, I do take

seahorses), so I try hard to censor

Ampat! I’ll be the moron missing

too many pictures, especially when

how many images I take of them. But

the sunset on the boat as I’m either

it comes to Raja Ampat, as I am

I still can’t help but take hundreds of

taking or deleting images. Feel free

always overwhelmed with the

shots of light-insensitive underwater

to tell me again to stop taking so

choices and variety. I know my

panoramic vistas, fish schools,

many pictures! „

rapid fire shooting might be judged

nudibranchs and seastars, for the

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Jakarta: Caffeinated THESE FOUR COFFEE SHOPS MAY NOT LOOK THE SNAZZIEST, BUT THEIR LEGIONS OF FANS PROVE THAT THEY’RE MUST-GOES FOR ALL THE COFFEE AFICIONADOS OUT THERE.

A

Hayam Wuruk area. At that time coffee was only popular amongst the Dutch, but Liauw’s special blend soon gained popularity with locals, resulting in his decision to close the stall and open the Tek Sun Ho coffee roasting shop. In 2001 Liauw’s great-grandchildren changed the shop’s name to Bakoel Koffie. Their

s one of the largest

neighborhood hangout, why not try

logo is a tribute to the woman from

coffee bean

one of these places to mix things up

whom Liauw bought his very first

producers in the

at bit? Whether historic or relatively

coffee beans.

world, Indonesia

new, each one most certainly has its

has seen a

own unique appeal.

mushrooming of coffee houses over

Bakoel Koffie now has four branches in Jakarta and Tangerang with their Cikini shop being the

the past decade. If you’re feeling

BAKOEL KOFFIE

favorite due to its strategic location.

slightly bored of the cookie-cutter

This eminent café was first a part

Bakoel Koffie Cikini sits in a colonial

international coffee chains or just

of Liauw Tek Siong’s food stall,

building and makes use of the historic

want to take a break from your usual

operated during the 1870s in the

surroundings with a Dutch-Malay

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for their many variations of classic

WARUNG KOPI PHOENAM

coffee and special blends, Bakoel

Specializing in Toraja coffee

Koffie is also famous for its blueberry

(served black or with milk added),

cheesecake, which many customers

Warung Kopi Phoenam has become

deem to be the best in town.

increasingly popular amongst the

interior style. Besides being known

A favorite hangout for journalists

coffee enthusiasts of Jakarta. The

and NGO gatherings, Bakoel

Wahid Hasyim branch may be a bit

Koffie operates from 9 a.m. to 10

dusty but it doesn’t stop visitors from

p.m. Price ranges from Rp. 17,000

coming in to order their signature

to Rp. 80,000 and non-smokers

thick coffee blend, which has been

need not fret – the second floor is

around since 1946.

designated specifically for smokers

Warung Kopi Phoenam is a

in order to keep the rest of the shop

branch of the original Phoenam

smoke free.

in Makassar, South Sulawesi. Like

serves Makassar specialties like mie

Apart from coffee, Phoenam also

the original, Phoenam Jakarta

titi and sop konro. You can also find

Bakoel Koffie

is an “intellectual coffee shop”

toast served with homemade kaya

Jalan Cikini Raya No. 25

where people come to have deep

jam, delectable banana fritters, and

Jalan Senopati Raya No. 92

conversations about politics or

the “jack of all trades” – Indomie

La Piazza Mall, Kelapa Gading

saving the planet or other such

instant noodles. Phoenam is open

Bintaro Jaya Sektor 7, Tangerang

weighty topics.

daily from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m and prices range from Rp. 17,000 to Rp. 30,000. Warung Kopi Phoenam Jalan K.H. Wahid Hasyim No. 88

BLUMCHEN COFFEE Relatively new to the scene, Blümchen was established in 2008 by Korean-born Lee Soo-wang out of his “blooming love for Indonesian coffee,” which explains the German name. Blümchen can also be used to describe the coffee’s aroma. To show their commitment to serving quality coffee, Blümchen offers a very limited food menu, namely only sandwiches and cakes. According to senior barista Anto Sumarjo and spokesperson Hannah Felicia, this decision was made in

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its coffee to select cafes in Surabaya,

tip of Sumatera and sell up to seven

Bandung, and Bali.

kilograms of coffee per day. As for how many cups are sold per day,

Blümchen Coffee Fairground (ex Bengkel Nightpark) SCBD Lot. 14

Akwang finds it hard to count! Tak Kie, which means “ordinary gathering place,” was established in 1927 and not much has changed

WARUNG KOPI ES TAK KIE

since then. Pictures showing an old

Many travelers agree that when in

“Dewi-Dewi” (shot here) hang on

doubt about where to find anything,

the wall alongside several printed

just go to Chinatown. This goes

publications of the place.

for those in search of interesting

peddler and a poster of the movie

Tak Kie’s prices vary from Rp.

beverages as well. Warung Kopi Es

10,000 to Rp. 25,000 and you

Tak Kie is situated in the crowded

can find various food items such as

Gloria food stall alley of Glodok

rice porridge, pork rice and chicken

in Jakarta’s Chinatown. Although

noodles. Contrary to most other

this warung sells only two coffee

establishments, Tak Kie’s customers

as Toraja, Gayo or Mandheling.

variations, black and coffee milk

are also allowed to bring in food

The shop also has some interesting

(served hot or cold), this doesn’t

from outside vendors. Make sure you

coffee blends, such as their French

stop customers from flocking there.

don’t miss out on their iced coffee

Kiss Latte made from Sumatra

Open from 6:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.

– both the iced black coffee and

Lintong coffee.

it is crowded year-round, with the

iced milk coffee are very light and

exception of Chinese New Year and

freshening and perfect for cooling

come and enjoy their coffee in this

the end of the Muslim fasting month

down on a hot day. „

cozy, European-style coffee house or

– the only times it closes.

order for Blümchen to be known specifically for its coffee. They prefer their baristas to concentrate on making good coffee rather than worry about preparing sophisticated food. Blümchen’s specialty is kopi tubruk, an honest and simple black coffee made from only Indonesian coffee beans. Although Blümchen already has a basic mix for this mug of strong coffee, customers are

Customers in Jakarta can either

take a bag of freshly roasted house

The current owner, Liong Kwang

Warung Kopi Es Tak Kie

brand coffee home. Blümchen is

Joe or simply Akwang, is the third

Gang Gloria/Pintu Besar Selatan III,

open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

generation of his family to run this

Glodok

and prices range from Rp. 20,000

shop. Akwang and his brother buy

to Rp. 35,000. Blümchen also sends

coffee from Lampung in the southern

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SAVING SILVERY GIBBONS The Papandayan has partnered up with the Javan Gibbon Foundation to raise awareness about the rapid decrease of silvery gibbons. Through a variety of activities, hotel guests will have the opportunity to learn how excessive deforestation and illegal poaching endanger the species. They can also show their support by donating US $1 per stay. Proceeds raised from this campaign will be donated in full to the foundation and used for the operation of the Javan Gibbon Centre (JGC) in West Java, which rehabilitates ex-captive gibbons and releases suitable pairs and family groups into protected habitats. The Papandayan Jalan Jenderal Gatot Subroto No. 83, Bandung, (022) 731-0799 www.thepapandayan.com

EARTH HOUR Alila Jakarta joined millions of people around the world and switched off the lights inside and outside the hotel on March 23 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. in recognition of the ‘Earth Hour’ global campaign. Alila Jakarta employees and their families also participated by turning off Hour campaign was initiated by the WWF with the goal of creating greater awareness of global environmental issues. Alila Jakarta was proud to be able to take part for the fourth consecutive year. Alila Jakarta, Jalan Pecenongan Kav 7-17, Jakarta (021) 231-6008, www.alilahotels.com

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KALIMANTAN’S FAVE Archipelago International has just opened its first trendy select service favehotel in Kalimantan. The favehotel MT Haryono Balikpapan enjoys a privileged location on Jalan MT Haryono, which is in close proximity to both the central business district and Balikpapan’s Sepinggan airport. With 112 fun and fresh rooms, the new favehotel aims to bring edgy design and unprecedented levels of service to Balikpapan’s budget hotel market, providing facilities and amenities usually associated with only the higher end hotels. www.archipelagointernational.com

DAGO DIGS PHM Hospitality has announced their plans to have THE 1O1 Bandung Dago in operation by the end of 2013. The hotel will feature 160 chic and trendy rooms, meeting rooms, a coffee shop, a swimming pool and gym. THE 1O1 Bandung Dago will be part of the urban renewal process of the legendary Dago area in Bandung, Board of Directors from PT. Guna Cipta Manunggal Selaras (Gucimas) and the managing director of PHM Hospitality during the groundbreaking ceremony on February 17. www.phm.co.id

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INDONESIAN FILM IN MELBOURNE The 8th Indonesian Film Festival (IFF) will be taking place at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne from April 26 until May 2. This annual festival strives to present quality Indonesian films that showcase the cultural diversity of Indonesia to an international audience. The IFF is thrilled to collaborate with the Melbourne University Indonesian Student Association (MUISA) this year. The IFF will invite a number of Indonesian public figures to the festival that are involved directly in the making of the films. Audiences will have the chance to participate in Q&A sessions with producers, directors, as well as actors and actresses from the seven films screened this year. Kicking off the festival will be the screening of Modus Anomali, a movie with a fairly unconventional theme in the Indonesian film industry: Thriller. Other films being screened include Hello Goodbye, Sang Pialang, Jakarta Hati, Cinta Tapi Beda, and Di Balik Frekuensi, which will be the only documentary out of the group. Only six out of the seven titles have been announced, with the last film being a surprise screening. Stay tuned by visiting the IFF’s website

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Maxi Hotel & Spa 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: info@maxi-hotel.com Website: www.maxi-hotel.com

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TW(IN)SIDE The Kendra Gallery is holding an exhibition from March 29 to April 29 showcasing two Balinese painters who apply similar techniques of Balinese traditional painting as the basis of their creative development. Ketut Teja Astawa, a young painter from Sanur, has developed a distinctive style underlain by the Balinese wayang style. As for the late artist Dewa Putu Mokoh, the Pengosekan painting style he learned at a young age has had much influence on his works. Visit the Kendra Gallery in April to see how these two artists from different generations show the progression of contemporary art influenced by traditional Balinese line painting. Kendra Gallery Jalan Drupadi No. 88B, Seminyak (0361) 736-628, www.kendragallery.com

SAVING LIVES To welcome Earth Day in April this year, THE 1O1 Bali Legian is collaborating with the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI BALI) to hold a blood drive. “1O1 Smart Living – A Way To Save Lives” will take place at THE 1O1 Bali Legian on April 17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is an opportunity for all badge-carrying personnel, including friends and family, to positively impact the community by competing to see who can collectively donate the most blood and ultimately save the most lives. The 1O1 Bali Legian also invites their guests and members of the Bali community to participate in this and show your support! THE 101 Bali Legian Jalan Raya Legian No. 117, Badung (0361) 300-1101 www.the101bali.com

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FUNKY FRESH Alec Monopoly, the artist who primarily takes his art to the streets of New York, LA, London and Paris, was seen at W BALI from February 26 to March 2. In celebration of the W BALI’s 2nd anniversary, Alec worked on an eyecatching 12m x 4.65m wall mural visible from the front lobby as well as a smaller one in the WOOBAR area in his signature funky style. www.whotels.com/baliseminyak

SULTRY SOUL On March 8, the legendary Jim Larkin & the Saucy Soul Band with very special guests Magnus Lindgren and Maurice Brown performed at the Jazz Café in Ubud. Jim is an acclaimed ambassador of blues, R&B and soul, and Grammy winners Lindgren and Brown were both stand-out musicians at this year’s Java Jazz Festival. www.jazzcafebali.com

THE GIVING TREE Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa’s “Tree of Hope” was set up during the Chinese New Year holiday from February 8 to 17, and guests were invited to purchase ornaments to hang on the tree. Donations raised from the tree were given to Yayasan Pembinaan Anak Cacat (Development of Disabled Children Foundation). The tree comes out during major holidays and the money raised gets distributed to children all around Bali. www.nusaduahotel.com

Komune Resort and Beach Club threw a party on March 28 to officially launch their new night surfing program under custom built lights. The fearless Bruce Irons took to the waves with his radical aerial maneuvers and guests were treated to DJ sets by the Surecut Kids from Queensland. Night surfing is now held every night at Komune Bali. Pictured here is surfer Putra (Pulu) Hermawan. www.komuneresorts.com/bali 86

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FOOD & FASHION The Alana Vasanti Seminyak held a gathering on March 8 to celebrate the opening of their Devali restaurant. In a warm and elegant atmosphere, guests were treated to tapas and a live cooking show from Executive Chef Maxie Millian as well as a runway show with fashions from Putu Aliki and jewelry from Untung Bersama Sejahtera. www.alanahotels.com

GOODNIGHT MOON Culinary stars are descending on Alila Villas Soori throughout 2013, the most recent being Chef Moon Kyung Soo, the Executive Chef at Mikuni, Fairmont Singapore. On March 22 Chef Moon presented a lavish feast juxtaposing traditional and modern cooking styles. An ardent follower of molecular gastronomy, he paid homage to the richness of authentic Japanese cuisine through delightfully surprising techniques. www.alilavillassoori.comcom/bali

DIGGING IN On February 13, the Padma Resort Bali held a CSR activity to help SDN 2 Legian plant a garden near the school gates. The elementary school recently moved to a new location and had been particularly lacking shady trees and plants until now. The Padma donated trees and park benches as well as manpower in the form of the Padma staff volunteers, all of which were gratefully received by the school. www.padmaresortbali.com

HUMBLE FESTIVITIES Ametis Villa Bali celebrated its 2nd anniversary on March 9 with a variety of social activities including a beach cleaning blitz, blood donations, and contributions to social organizations. Ametis also offered a special discount to their guests and gifted those who stayed over the anniversary date with an Amethyst. www.ametisvilla.com

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The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali participated in the Starwood Asia Pacific Recruitment Day on March 6 entitled ‘Come, Grow with Starwood!’ Over 500 hospitality graduates and seasoned hoteliers attended to explore the career opportunities offered at Starwood properties across Asia Pacific. This event also took place simultaneously in more than 85 cities throughout the region. www.westin.com/bali 88

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INFOINDEX AIRLINES

■ CZECH REPUBLIC

Tel: (0361) 751-011

Jl. Pengembak 17 Sanur. Tel: (0361) 286-465, Fax: (0361) 286-408 E-mail: bali@honorary.mzv.cz

■ CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS

■ FRANCE

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

Jl. Mertasari Gg. II No. 8, Sanur Tel: (0361) 285-485, Fax: (0361) 286-406 E-mail: consul@dps.centrin.net.id

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

■ GERMANY

■ AIRPORT OPERATOR

■ ROYAL BRUNEI Tel: (0361) 757-292

Jl. Pantai Karang 17, Batujimbar, Sanur Tel: (0361) 288-535, Fax: (0361) 288-826 Email: germanconsul@bali-ntb.com

■ HUNGARY ■ SINGAPORE AIRLINES Jl. I Gusti Ngurah Rai, Airport Tel: (0361) 936-8388, Fax: (0361) 936-8383

Marintur, Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 219, Sanur. Tel: (0361) 287-701, Fax: (0361) 287-456 Email: huconbali@telkom.net

■ INDIA ■ GARUDA Jl. Jalan Sugianyar, 5 Denpasar Tel. (0361) 227-824, Fax: (0361) 226-298 24-hour access: 08071-807-807

Jl. Raya Puputan 163, Renon - Denpasar Tel. (0361) 259-502/259-503 Fax.(0361) 259-505

■ MERPATI

■ ITALY

Jl. Gatot Subroto Tengah, 26 Denpasar Tel: (0361) 411-364 Airport Tel: (0361) 9351-011, ext. 5240/5242 Hotline: Tel: (0361) 722-740, 722-741

Lotus Enterprises Building Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai, Jimbaran Tel: (0361) 701-005, Fax: (0361) 701-005 E-mail: italconsbali @italconsbali.org

■ MANDALA AIRLINES

■ JAPAN

Komp. Plaza Kertawijaya Jl. Diponogoro No. 98, Denpasar, Reservation Call center 08041234567

Jl. Raya Puputan 170, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 227-628, Fax: (0361) 265-066 E-mail: denpasar@mofa.go.jp

■ NGURAH RAI AIRPORT Tel/Fax: (0361) 759-761

■ MALAYSIA

■ THAI INTERNATIONAL

Alam Kulkul Boutique Resort Jl. Pantai Kuta Tel: (0361) 752-520, Fax: (0361) 766-373 E-mail: info@consulmalaysia-bali.com

Grand Bali Beach Sanur, Tel: (0361) 288-141

■ MEXICO ■ 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 40,000. No Fiscal tax-exempt to pay for Indonesian and expatriates holding KITAS for International departure. 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: bali.congen@dfat.gov.au www.bali.indonesia.embassy.gov.au

PT Puri Astina Putra Building Jl. Prof. Moh. Yamin 1A, Renon, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 223-266, Fax: (0361) 244-568 E-mail: consulmex@astinatravel.com

■ NETHERLANDS KCB Travel, Jl. Raya Kuta 127, Kuta Tel: (0361) 761-502, Fax: (0361) 752-777 E-mail: dutchconsulate@kcb-tours.com

■ BRAZIL Jl. Raya Legian No. 186, Kuta Tel: (0361) 757-775, Fax: (0361) 751-005 E–mail: brazilconsul@bali.net

■ CHILE Jl. Jl. Pengembak Gg 1 No. 3, Sanur, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 756-781, Fax: (0361) 756-783 E-mail: chilehonconsulate@bali-villa.com

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

Jl. Prof. Yamin No. 4, Renon, Denpsar Tel: (0361) 235-093, Fax: (0361) 235-092 E-mail: cgtl@dpsbali.com

■ ANTONIO BLANCO Ubud , Tel: (0361) 975-502, 975-551, open daily 8 am-5 pm

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.

CLINIC&HOSPITAL

■ POLAND

■ SPAIN Istana Kuta Galeria, Blok Vallet 2, No. 11 Jl. Patih Jelantik, Kuta Tel: (0361) 769-296, Fax: (0361) 769-296 E-mail: espana_bali@blueline.net.id

■ SWEDEN & FINLAND Segara Village Hotel, Jl. Segara Ayu Tel: (0361) 282-211, Fax: 282-211 E-mail: sweconsul@yahoo.com

■ SWITZERLAND & AUSTRIA Istana Kuta Galeria Blok Valet 2 No 12, Kuta

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(ARMA) Ubud, Tel: (0361) 976-659, Fax: 974-229. Jl. Pengosekan, Ubud, open daily 8 am-6pm

Jl. Hayam Wuruk 188, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 233-605, Fax: (0361) 222-426 E-mail: amcobali@indosat.net.id

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.

Jl.Gunung Agung 93, Denpasar 80118 Tel: (0361) 426-171, Fax: (0361) 426-477 E-mail: konsulslowakbali@yahoo.com

MUSEUMS

■ ABIAN KAPAS Jl. Nusa Indah, East Denpasar, Tel: (0361) 227-176

■ INTERNATIONAL SOS CLINIC

■ SLOVAKIA

SANGLAH (General Hospital): Jl. Diponegoro, Sanglah, Denpasar. Tel: (0361) 227-911/15

■ UNITED STATES

Sunset Road No. 89 Ruko Sunset Indah I Kav. 3 Tel: (0361) 821-6979, Fax: (0361) 7666-38 E-mail: danishconsbali@gmail.com

Jl. Raya Petitenget No. 11, Block I/C, Banjar Umasari, Kerobokan Tel: (0361) 732-165, Fax: (0361) 732-165 E-mail: consul@balipolandconsulate.com

■ RUMAH SAKIT UMUM PUSAT

■ AGUNG RAI MUSEUM OF ART ■ TIMOR LESTE

■ ROYAL DANISH

■ BRITAIN Jl. Tirta Nadi 20, Sanur, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 270-601, Fax: (0361) 287-804 E-mail: bcbali@dps.centrin.net.id

Tel: (0361) 751-735, Fax: (0361) 754-457 E-mail: bali@honorarvertretung.ch

■ BIMC Hospital Kuta 24h Accident and Emergency Centre, 24h Medical Centre, international standard hospital with fully equipped ambulances, emergency room, intensive care unit, operating theatres, radiology and pathology, ward rooms, international and multilingual team of medical experts, CosMedic Centre for non-invasive and invasive cosmetic and aesthetic treatments. Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai 100X, Kuta 80361 Tel: (0361) 761-263, Fax: (0361) 767-701

■ BIMC Hospital Nusa Dua 24h Accident and Emergency Centre, 24h Medical Centre, international standard hospital with fully equipped ambulances, emergency room, intensive care unit, operating theatres, radiology and pathology, ward rooms, international and multilingual team of medical experts, CosMedic Centre, Dialysis Centre, Dental Centre. Kawasan BTDC, Blok D, Nusa Dua 80363, Tel: (0361) 3000-911, Fax: (0361) 3001-150

BALI&BEYOND APRIL 2013

■ ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM Pejeng, Tel: (0361) 942-352 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, www.mpl-ubud.com

■ 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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