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So Here Comes the 2012..... ‘Om Swastiastu...’ Here we are about to enter the year 2012. Have you prepared plans for this year? You may have set yourself some resolutions for the year ahead that you are hoping to keep, or maybe just going with the flow… Take a little breath, the New Year’s Eve blast has just finished and there is another New Year to come. Yes, in January we will welcome in the Chinese New Year, which is traditionally a huge and flamboyant celebration. This year the Dragon will be taking the place of the Rabbit ruling throughout the year. So what is so special about this Chinese New Year? Find out in our January issue as we have prepared a story about the cultural ties between Bali and China that is represented by a pair of legendary effigies, Barong Landung. These tall figures are the symbol of how the Balinese have openly welcomed other cultures that have been coming into the island for centuries . Completing the Oriental inspiration, we take you to experience the island’s best culinary delights and treatments in our Invite & Indulge section. If strolling through market and choosing your eats from a variety of vendors is more your thing, then our feature about the Semawis Market, Semarang’s largest weekend culinary destination, might be more up your alley. For a quick getaway, join us on a trip to Bali’s famous peninsula where you can wander around Tanjung Benoa. The cape is famous for water sports and gorgeous beaches, and some of the island’s finer accommodation. On the northern tip of the peninsula you can witness the proof of acculturation in Bali where religions live side by side in harmony. A mosque, a Hindu temple and a Buddhist temple are located just next to each other! Try to visit the Buddhist temple Caow Eng Bio (an image of which is captured for our cover this month) during the procession of the Chinese New Year, which will fall on January 23. Don’t miss the Barongsai show and don’t forget to make some wishes at the temple. Light up your lantern, and let’s pray for the most prosperous, peaceful and happiest of years in 2012! Oh, don’t forget to hope that the Mayans were wrong, so we can still continue counting on the following year ;) ‘Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om…’ The Team 8

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Ni Luh Dian Purniawati was part of the B&B editoriral team. Although she is no longer working as a journalist, she still continues her hobby, writing for several publications including our beloved magazine.

Novena Assen had her internship at Bali & Beyond. She loves to travel and take photographs of nature and culture. Right now, she is residing in Yogyakarta.

Putri Minangsari is a Jakarta-based freelance writer. Her main hobbies involve languages, books, baths, backpacks and beer as well as dancing professionally.

Dwi Putri Ratnasari is dreaming about publishing a book and a documentery movie about cultural festivals in Indonesia. Meet her at www.travelboogie.wordpress.com

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contents 01.12 THE SUN... THE SAND... THE SURF... THE CULTURE OF PARADISE AND OVER 18,000 SURROUNDING ISLANDS

January 2012 Volume 13 No. 140

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CRAFTCULTURE

BARONG LANDUNG : A STORY OF ACCULTURATION

What lies ahead for Bali in 2012? Here we caught the public’s attention and what we might keep on the lookout in the year(s) to come.

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

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

INVITEINDULGE

DEEP RELAXATION Erase the feelings of tension with a new therapeutic ila Kundalini Massage from The Spa at The Legian Bali

Treat yourself to a delicious Japanese Sunday Brunch at Nikko Bali Resort and Spa for Oriental inspiration this January.

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+ 16 NEW&NEWS This month’s select news updates from the island’s tourism industry and what’s new around the island.

The legendary story of Barong Landung has been passed through the generations. Learn of the acculturation between Bali and China which occurred around the 12th century.

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SOUL OF BALI December saw an exhibition titled “Soul of Bali” in which 59 of Bali’s most talented photographers from the Perhimpunan Fotographer Bali (PFB) took part. Here we present a small selection of the images…

68 SEE&SEEN Snapshots of events and happenings within the preceding month. 74 BALIMAPS Map of Bali showing specific tourism areas and places of interest, as well as a distance scale between the island’s main destinations. 77 CLASSIFIEDCOLUMNS Listings and product descriptions from various clientele. 78 INFOINDEX Useful directory of companies and island-based businesses.

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SPA AT THE LEGIAN, DRAGON PHOTO BY I MADE ADI DARMAWAN, POOL PHOTO COURTESY OF PAN PAN PASIFIC BALI NIRWANA

Cover The Chinese Warrior of the temple Photo by Fabio Lorenzo Location Caow Eng Bio Buddhist Chinese Temple, Tanjung Benoa

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THE SEMAWIS MARKET

Cruising around what is possibly Semarang's largest culinary destination, join us and discover a vibrant and authentic cultural attraction in the Chinese tradition that is still preserved in the modern era. 14

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56 CAPITALCORNER JAKARTA'S THEATER HOUSES The number of Jakarta theater venues has grown to quench the thirst for art exposure and appreciation. Here are some of the famous theaters in the capital city.

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46 ACTIONATTRACTION THE CHARM OF THE ISLAND'S PENINSULA Tanjung Benoa is not only known as one of Bali’s finer beach resort destinations and a place to enjoy water sports, but also a traditional atmosphere for relaxing.


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UNDER THE VELVET SKY Thinking to have the most memorable sunset time while having a cabana delight? The 101 Legian now offers the enjoyment of an urban sunset breeze and the panoramic view of the Kuta milieu under the sky of Legian in a private cabana at its Rooftop Dine & Music Lounge. Enjoy the signature fine dining and selection of customized cuisine; ending with quenching drinks in a memorable experience in the heart of Bali Island.. The 101 Legian, (0361) 300-1101, www.the101bali.com

SUSTAINABLE COMMITMENT Maya Ubud Resort & Spa has just been certified for conducting sustainable management in its operations by Green Globe. Irene Miller, the Eco Leadership co-founder, said that the resort not only passed the audit in 4 key areas including Sustainable Management, Socio/Economic, Cultural Heritage and Environmental, but also did well in the ultra-competitive hospitality industry working with the local community. Romy Anggara, Executive Assistant Manager & Environmental Officer of the Maya Ubud, added that the resort is seeking more opportunities for improvement in operating more sustainably in an ever-changing global climate. www.greenglobe.com, www.mayaubud.com

DARE TO BE MORE BEAUTIFUL? The first cosmetic center will soon be introduced as a part of the expansion of the BIMC Hospital Kuta. The BIMC Anti Aging and Cosmetic Center will be opened at newly built BIMC Hospital Nusa Dua for clients wanting to have esthetic services. The cosmetic center will be facilitated with a private entrance to ensure client privacy and comfort, two dedicated operating theatres, four consultation rooms, a luxurious lounge and a serene waiting area, as well as advanced technologies. cosmeticcare@bimcbali.com

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NEW SOUTHWEST HAVEN Pan Pasific Nirwana Bali Resort offers guests a new experience staying in the Southwest area of Bali in its newly refurbished and rebranded establishment. The 10 million dollars enhancement covers its guest rooms, restaurants, facilities and amenities as well as a totally refreshing look to its lobby, which features a porte-cochere and water feature overlooking Bali’s most famous attraction, Tanah Lot and its award-winning 18-hole world class Greg Norman golf course. Completing the excitement of a holiday, wide ranging menu and best beverage selections are available at eight restaurants. Pan Pasific Nirwana Bali Resort Jalan Raya Tanah Lot, (0361) 815 900 www.panpacific.com

ACHIVEMENT RECEIVED The Legian Beach Hotel, represented by General Manager Arif Billah and Sales & Marketing Putu Yeni Navitarini, received the honour of a gold achievement from Travel Corporation Australia for being in the top ten most booked hotels in an appreciation evening held on December 17 in Seminyak. The Legian Beach Hotel is one of the most favorite leisure destinations, located in the heart of the island, overlooking the great scenery of Legian Beach. www.legianbeachbali.com

GOLD FOR THE PARK After having received an award from the Directorate General of Forest Protection and Nature Conservation as the best Conservation Institution in 2010, and having won a Sapta Pesona as the cleanest zoo toilet in Indonesia, Bali Safari & Marine Park once again received the prestigious Tri Hita Karana Gold Medal award in the Recreational Parks/Eco-tourism Objects/Resort category. The Tri Hita Karana Gold Medal is given for those who work in the tourism industry, government official, schools and universities practising the life of the Balinese community in accomplishing secular and spiritual bliss through harmonization of the relationship between humans and God (parhyangan), human to human (pawongan), human and environment (palemahan) into and integral unity that voluntarily registered to be evaluated. The General Manager of Bali Safari & Marine Park, Hans Manansang received the medal at the Bali Theatre on November 26. Bali Safari & Marine Park Jl. Bypass I.B. Mantra Km. 19.8, Gianyar (0361) 950-000, www.balisafarimarinepark.com. 18

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After being awarded by Travel & Leisure Magazine as the World’s Best Island in 2009 and second Best of Travel 2010, Bali once again received an honor as the world’s spotlight named it as one of the world’s best islands by BBC Travel on its slideshow feature on November 30. This marks Bali as a favorite holiday destination that offers a memorable visit on the island where culture is still preserved and a wide selection of holiday activities can be found for all ages of visitors including dining, partying, sports, travelling, and more. Others islands featured on the BBC list are Santorini Island in Greece, Cape Breton in Canada, Boracay in the Philippines, and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. www.bbc.co.uk/travel, www.indonesia.travel

FIRST TO FLY GREEN Thai Airways International is pioneering a commercial passenger flight that uses bio jet fuel to reduce global warming and carbon dioxide emissions in Asia. This important project is part of its CSR program and in line with His Majesty the King of Thailand’s vision on renewable energy. The inaugural biofuel flight TG8421 utilizing Boeing 777-200 aircraft was held on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 and on December 22, with Thai Airways operating the first passenger biofuel flight in Asia by flying TG104 from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. The revenue from this flight will be used to help the development of renewable energy in Thailand. www.thaiairways.com

AWARD, TIMES TWO Two awards have just been received by the Bali Dynasty Resort. The first was the Gold Medal of Tri Hita Karana, presented on November 26 at the Bali Theatre of the Bali Safari & Marine Park and the second award was from the Indonesia Travel & Tourism Association, announcing the resort as “Indonesia’s Leading Family Resort 2011/2012” in Jakarta, last November 2011. Commited to delivering the best to their customers, Bali Dynasty Resort plans to invest in giving more complete family facilities in 2012. www.balidynasty.com 20

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TANAH LOT PHOTO BY JOANNA KIM/STCK.XCHG

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GET HEALTHY, BE RECHARGED The Westin Resort Nusa Dua introduces to its associates the concept of a healthy and fit life by giving privileged use of its newly launched Recharge Studio. Their associates can now enjoy having an exercise using the ultra-modern exercise equipment for cardio workouts and strength training in the studio, as well as to have the opportunity to enjoy nutrient-rich dishes in the Associates Dining Room. Associates seeking a regular program can join its weekly exercise session led by the resort’s Wellness Ambassador. The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali, Bali International Convention Centre, Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua, BTDC Lot N-3, Nusa Dua (0361) 771-906

THE WORLD’S NEW HEROES An American and Ubud-based midwife, Robin Lim, was named the 2011 CNN Hero of the Year on Sunday, December 11, 2011, during the program “CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute” that took place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. She accepted the award with a tearful face from the host Anderson Cooper. During her speech, Ibu Robin said that Indonesia’s high maternal and infant mortality rates are caused in part by high baby delivery costs, which many women cannot afford. Ibu Robin became a midwife after her sister died from complications during pregnancy and has helped thousands of poor Indonesian women to have a healthy pregnancy and birth since 2003 through her clinic Yayasan Bumi Sehat. www.cnn.com/heroes, www.bumisehatbali.org

A FAMILY FRIENDLY RESORT Nikko Bali Resort and Spa received a gold award from the Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards in the category “Signature Family and Recreational Resort” on November 17, recognized as a family friendly resort. The resort exceed the qualifying score based on the category it enrolled in and other supporting criteria such as facilities and services. The judging process was done by anonymous judges who came as regular guests to review the resort and did not reveal their identity until the time of departure for a fair judgment process. Nikko Bali Resort and Spa, Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Nusa Dua (0361) 773-377, www.nikkobali.com 22

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BARONG LANDUNG:

A STORY OF ACCULTURATION One bright and sunny day, a procession along a village street comes into view. People in traditional attire stride sideby-side during the Galungan celebration. The festive sounds of gamelan music can be heard. Women carry items above their heads. Also visible are a pair of large effigies accompanying the walking crowd.

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he first one looks like a dark daunting male with long hair and fangs. Meanwhile, the second figure appears like a pale-faced female with squinty eyes. Both walk side-by-side, towering nearly twice the height of an average person, hence their title Barong Landung-

landung, Balinese for ‘tall’. Apparently these dolls are being manipulated by a strong man inside, while peeping through the bamboo webbing at its base. The Balinese refer to these processions as mendak betara or ‘picking up the deities’, transporting the dolls from one temple to another while in the midst of holding ceremonies. This time it was the deities of Jero Gede and Jero Luh who were being ‘picked up’. Both these dolls remind me of the Ondel-ondel, a pair of large effigies owned by the Betawi people in Jakarta. However, due to the majority of the Betawis having embraced Islam, they do not Yet there are similarities between the pair of Barong Landung and Ondel-ondel being paraded throughout the village during times of plague or when an outbreak occurs. Only recently has the Ondel-ondel taken on a more festive role. Both of these pairs of effigies are thought to be closely related. It is quite possible that the Ondel-ondel was Barong Landung that An effigy of 24 Jero Luh BALI&BEYOND JANUARY 2012

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have deities or Bhatara in their terminology any more.


A pair of Barong Landung accompanying the walking crowd

was brought to Jakarta by Balinese servants during the 17-18th centuries. During those times the slave trade by Balinese rulers was very active. The large mass of Balinese people taken to Jakarta resulted in almost half of the total Indonesian population in Batavia (the designation of Jakarta at that time) made up of Balinese. But the history of the Barong Landung did not start there, it went back even centuries prior. The Barong Landung is a result of the acculturation between Bali and China that occurred around the 12th century. This tale has been passed down through generations. It is certainly inseparable from myths and interpretations along the course of time, but the central character was real and ruled Bali at that time. And so it was that King Jaya Pangus, who also went by the

The Balinese transport two of these tall figures from temple to temple while in the midst of holding ceremonies. Both walk side-by-side, towering nearly twice the height of an average person, being manipulated by a strong man inside, while peeping through the bamboo webbing at its base.

noble title of Dalem Balingkang, married Kang Tjin We. This could possibly have been a political marriage; yet other sources also tell

may be blessed with offspring. However, another version of the

that Tjin We was a Chinese girl who lived in a Chinese temple in

tale says that besides not having any children their kingdom was

Kintamani at that time.

suffering from a plague. So the king’s trip to the mountains was

The only big problem in their marriage was apparently due to the couple not being blessed with children. This was a big problem

also to ask for guidance in overcoming the outbreak. In Batur the king met the lake goddess Dewi Danu, with whom

because a dynasty needed a progeny. The king decided to set off

he eventually had an affair with, and from this relationship a son

to meditate at Mount Batur, asking for divine guidance so that he

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Jero Luh Mask, also known as Kang Tjin We

This was King Jaya Pangus, who also went by the noble title of Dalem Balingkang, who married Kang Tjin We, a Chinese girl who lived in a Chinese temple at Kintamani at that time. This could possibly have been a political marriage. search for her husband in Batur and she was shaken by the reality

Since when has the acculturation between Bali and China

that met her there. Dewi Danu was no less distraught, as the king

taken place? No one can provide a precise answer. No one has

had told her that he was single.

a certain answer. There is no literature that can provide an exact

The goddess was infuriated. In her rage she cursed Jaya

date. But it is clear that this blend of cultures has taken place since

Pangus and his empress, who later were transformed into a pair

a long time ago, so there are things that we do not realize that

of effigies or dolls, the Barong Landung. Later these ‘barongs’

have been a result of the marriage between them both. Several

were placed at the temples and were only brought out to ‘attend’

village names in Bali were formed from Chinese words. The name

ceremonies held at other temples and ngelawang or to ‘go on

of the village of Pingan in Kintamani for example, is actually from

village parades’ at the time of certain outbreaks.

the word Ping An, which means ‘safe and sound’.

The cultural ties between Bali and China seem exceedingly

The processions have now arrived at the destination temple.

broad in the Barong Landung story. The Dalem Balingkang title

Both of the Barong Landung stand tall at the temple gates. Several

itself is said to have come from the words ‘Bali Kang’. However it

small children approach with a bit of edginess and curiosity. One

remains unclear as to why the king is depicted as having a hideous

day their parents will tell them the tale of the Barong Landung’s

face, yet from the name Jaya it would mean ‘victor’ and Pangus

origin, as the oral tradition remains strong in Bali. ■

depicts handsomeness.

Text and photo by Ni Luh Dian Purniawati

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JAPANESE TASTE SENSATION Japan is famous for its great creations that are almost like edible works of art, not only taste great but also presented beautifully. To sample this, we take you to Nikko Bali Resort and Spa that is famous for its true edible tempation, Japanese Sunday Brunch.

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t’s the month of Oriental

best of Japanese cuisine is Chef Maeda

inspiration, and we would like to

Kenji whose talents are all too obvious

take you to sample one of the

to anyone who samples his cooking. He

island’s best culinary options.

believes that authenticity has to be kept

Journeying south on the

alive, that a nation’s food should reflect

islands’ east coast, we arrive at

its roots and traditions.

Nikko Bali Resort and Spa that is famous

The Japanese Sunday Brunch available

for its Japanese Sunday Brunch, a true

at Benkay Japanese Restaurant allows

temptation that shouldn’t be missed.

guests to enjoy an all-you-can-eat

Japan is famous for its great creations

Japanese experience while soaking up

that are almost like edible works of art

the spectacular view of the Indian Ocean.

that, that not only taste great but are also

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Meat choices of teppanyaki

Chef Maeda Kenji

of all of the dishes, adding authenticity

a professional. Then a few minute later

there are a selection of soups, tempura,

to the flavours.

you are presented with a dish of sushi and

and Japanese style salads.

You will find Japanese dishes that are

sashimi ready to enjoy. Try also the special

There are more than 20 Japanese

already famous throughout the world, and

Grilled Eel served with a bowl of sushi rice,

classic dishes available. The Sunday

some special creations made exclusively

or discover the flavour of the juicy Grilled

Brunch all-you-can-eat package is

by the chef. Try chef Kenji’s signature dish

Salmon Cheek.

included with a carafe of sake (or a bottle

of okonomiyaki, a traditional Japanese

Taking center stage in the restaurant

pancake, or be tempted by the smooth

are the very tempting teppanyaki selections

flow of Japanese served hot or cold tea

velvety egg custard called chawanmushi.

which will be cooked in front of you to

for each person. This Sunday Brunch is

Make sure you don’t miss the wide

order. You can choose to have one (or

available from 11 a.m. ‘til 3 p.m. ■

selection of sushi and sashimi that is

all!) of the meat selections including lamb,

also available.

beef or pork chops, sausages, or seafood

Benkay Japanese Restaurant

including fish, clams, king prawns, scallops

at Nikko Bali Resort and Spa

sushi roll, slicing fresh fish and placing it on

and many other options that will be freshly

Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan,

layers of nori and rice, also adding other

cooked with a choice of three different

Nusa Dua, (0361) 773-377

ingredients with the consummate skill of

types of sauce. And if you’re still hungry,

www.nikkobali.com

Behind the bar the chef prepares a

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of beer for other preference) and free

PHOTOS COURTESY NIKKO BALI RESORT & SPA, FOOD PHOTOS BY INTAN TANJUNG

Bringing you the best of Japanese cuisine is Chef Maeda Kenji whose talents are all too obvious to anyone who samples his cooking. He believes that authenticity has to be kept alive, that a nation’s food should reflect its roots and traditions.


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A VERY DEEP RELAXATION

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uch a relieved feeling comes when the

tiring long flight. Simply try the sacred ancient massage

of botanical essences and marma point massage that opens the flow of subtle

wheels of your plane

technique that was just introduced at

healing energy at the base of the spine

touch down at the Bali

The Spa at The Legian last month. The

(prana) through the seven chakras for

Airport. You soon get

Ila Kundalini Back Massage is a new

increased vitality and restoring health in a

picked up by the hotel

therapeutic massage for rebalancing

60-minute treatment focusing on breath

transport, finally check into your room, and

health especially for those who suffer from

and slow movement. Marma therapy

then realize that there is only one thing that

insomnia and jet lag. The massage is

integrates vital knowledge of the energy

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massage, detoxification, acupressure, aromatherapy, yoga practices, meditation and more. A low volume song of Gayatri Mantra is played to mark that the chakra healing ritual has begun. At the beginning, while sipping your healthy welcome drink, the therapist sprays Aura Balancing of Confidence, a spa organic product of Ila, to clear the negative energy that might dry foot polish to exfoliate the skin using

you might fall asleep. This will relax your

blissful aura, light feeling and a clear mind

Himalayan crystal salt as an antiseptic,

muscles and rebalance the flow of energy.

as soon as you awaken, and this means

While you‘re drawn into the deepest

that your prana, your hidden energy, has

grounding and giving a refreshing opening.

sleep, the therapist will transfer and

reached your crown chakra. Ending this

Mantra and the sound of the ocean waves

The slow symphony of the Gayatri

neutralize your energy by putting

therapy, the Aura of Confidence is once

create a peaceful feeling in the treatment

Himalayan salt, lavender and camomile

again sprayed to perfect your balance

room. The slow movement of the dancing

wrapped as warm poultices on seven

of energy. â–

fingers synchronized with the rhythm of

points of chakra on your palms, soles,

the music and the light soothing essential

shoulders, neck, the crown of your head,

The Spa at The Legian Bali

Argan based oil mixed with patchouli,

sacrum, and on your heart, transferring

Jalan Kayu Aya, Seminyak

jasmine and cardamom will take you

positive ions that will overtake the negative

(0361) 730-622

into a deeply relaxed state, so deep that

energy. This positive energy creates a

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE LEGIAN BALI

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IN WITH THE NEW! MOVING BALI FORWARD IN 2012 First of all, last year’s headlines – and people’s heads (for those who had to endure it daily) – were filled with the traffic problems and congestion frequenting the main southern Bali thoroughfares.

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ere we are at the dawn of a new year. And

There are two sides to everything. And in some recent headlines,

what lies ahead for Bali in 2012? Following

key figures have spoken out. A notable professor from Bali’s

are some of the issues that have caught the

Udayana University has voiced concern that uncontrolled diversion

public’s attention and what we might keep a

of land from traditional uses to other primarily tourism-related

lookout for in the year(s) ahead.

pursuits threatens Bali’s future as an attractive world destination.

First of all, last year’s headlines – and

Quoted in a national news portal, the professor mentioned that

people’s heads (for those who had to endure it daily) – were filled

the uncontrolled change in land function is made worse by the lack

with the traffic problems and congestion frequenting the main

of firm enforcement and that the over-exploitation of agricultural

southern Bali thoroughfares, namely the Sanur-Denpasar-Nusa

lands has facilitated rapid growth in Bali’s tourism sector, literally

Dua routes. These main roads link up at the infamously frenzied

paving the way for villas and starred hotels. Professor Windia

Dewa Ruci roundabout in Kuta, which is aptly designated as Kuta’s

says Bali is facing growing environmental concerns through the

‘Simpangsiur’ roundabout, a local pun-turned-de facto name.

progress. Therefore he hopes the new ministry led by Mari Elka

Simpang is short for persimpangan which means ‘intersection’

Pangestu will develop tourism equally in all areas of Indonesia and

while simpang-siur is defined as ‘a muddled situation’.

not only concentrate on new projects for Bali.

Solutions were sought, resulting in the planned Dewa Ruci

In another regular local news compilation by

Underpass Project. Thus, commencement of the underpass

www.balidiscovery.com, former tourism minister I Gede Ardika

construction was underway on December 21 after a series of

calls for culture and village-based tourism in Bali. In a recent

land renegotiations and slight delays. As this goes to press, the

seminar, he has warned that Bali’s traditional villages should

cornerstone instalment ceremony did indeed take place on the

not become mere objects in the tourism product development

date, and also incorporated the cornerstones for the construction

process but rather should become the very subject of tourism

of the suspended toll road between Nusa Dua and Benoa.

development. He also warned that Bali must cease becoming a

With the main acquisition processes settled and the numerous

culture in which all interests become secondary to pleasing the

parcels of land having been formally acquired for the project, the

tourist visitor, often at the expense of values fundamental to the

underpass is becoming a reality, and we all are looking forward

safekeeping and sustainability of Bali.

to the materialisation of the Rp. 180 billion (US$20 million) central

Ardika wishes for the unique qualities of Bali’s villages be

government-funded construction. Keep your fingers crossed for a

preserved in developing the island’s tourism, while at the same

more fluid Bali traffic scene in the future.

time paying attention to factors of cleanliness and health, reflecting

Also on the lookout is the expansion project of the airport

the high values placed on clean and green living shared by each

currently underway. In October 2010 the Jakarta Post reported

community. Reaching into the future and in the name of progress,

that Ngurah Rai airport’s Extension and Renovation Project had

it all goes back to balance and harmony as the underlying goal of

announced that the new airport will be able to handle 17 million

all. Well, let’s just hope for the best for Bali in the year(s) ahead!

passengers a year by 2020 and 25 million passengers per year by

Happy New Year! ■

2035. The paper reported that in November 2010 the government

Text by Gitania Arycia

allocated Rp 1.9 trillion to realise the terminal improvement plan. Plans are for the work to be completed prior to the expected demands of the APEC Summit which will begin on the island in 2013. May 2013 was set as the deadline for both projects. While hopes are high, progress is no less paired with anxiety. 36

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FOTOFOLIO

THE SOUL OF BALI At the end of last year, fifty nine of Bali’s most talented photographers in the Perhimpunan Fotografer Bali (Bali Photographers Association) held a photography exhibition at the Hypermart Mall Bali Galeria presenting 128 masterpieces. The theme ‘Soul of Bali’ intends to exhibit and appreciate the harmonious relationship the people of Bali along with their culture share with the natural world around us, that has become the real ‘spirit’ of the island. Presented here is just a small selection from the event.

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The Black Buffalo (where the coffin of the body of the deceased is placed during the cremation procession) was carried by the Ubud society during the Cremation Ceremony (Pelebon) of Anak Agung Niang Rai, the mother of the Head of Gianyar Regent Dr. Ir. Tjok Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati from Puri Peliatan, Ubud.

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Kebersamaan (Togetherness/Ubud, Gianyar) Photo by Amin Basyir seventh_photography@ymail.com BALI&BEYOND JANUARY 2012 41


Mekare-kare (Tenganan, Karangasem), Photo by AA Ngurah Gede yudiantara_ pyakadigital@yahoo.com 42

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Mekare Kare, a unique tradition Pandan War from Tenganan, is a battle symbol of Good versus Evil, where the God of War Indra fought against the evil of Mayadenawa. This ritual is often played in Sasih Kelima of the Balinese Calendar.

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Murka (Angry/Ubud, Gianyar) Photo by I Made Adi Dharmawan onlieone@rocketmail.com 44

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Perhimpunan Fotografer Bali/PFB (Bali Photographers Association) Jl. Kecubung No. 81, Denpasar, (0361) 228-168; www.facebook.com/fotograferbali Contact : IB Andi Sucirta (Chief of PFB) 081-338-307-567

This image shows the Printed Tank Top K&I Frills Cape MISS MILNE at burning process ofSOMEWHERE Banda Sequined Short LILY JEAN Dragon, a symbol Yellow Turban PRISONERSof OFthe ST.PETERSBURG at SOMEWHERE king’s transportation Necklace & Bracelets WHY NOT to heaven, during the cremation ceremony of the King of Puri Agung Peliatan IX in 2010.


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PHOTOS BY INTAN TANJING

THE CHARMS OF THE ISLAND PENINSULA


Pura Desa Lan Paseh, located right accross the Chinese temple Caow Eng Bio

A slender five-kilometre-long peninsula and natural northern continuation of Nusa Dua, Tanjung Benoa is best known as one of Bali’s finer beach resort destinations, with mid-range to luxury resorts strung along its scenic bay.

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anjung Benoa is also arguably Bali’s best water sports arena, aided by the natural shape of the bay and calm water away from the surf breaks further south. Converging at the peninsula’s top end beyond the resorts lays the original fishing village, and then almost

isolated at the very tip is the small port of Benoa, accessible by boat across a short stretch of water. Not many people though, including me, know that Tanjung Benoa was once a bustling trading port, the mercantile hub for the Bukit, Badung and the Eastern islands extending into the archipelago. The Chinese and Bugis descendants of these centuries ago traders still live in the

The Chinese temple Caow Eng Bio

village and surrounds. Today, this traditional and multi-cultural fishing village is far apart from the prevalent water sports facilities, and few visitors venture here. But that’s its beauty; for those

selling basic necessities beside no-frills warungs and simple

weary of the rapidly developing Bali and crave a taste of the more

residences, while ‘traffic’ consists of the odd passing motorbike,

authentic, ‘normal work-a-day’ Bali – Tanjung Benoa is a breath

minibus and bicycle. In the languid afternoon heat, natives going

of fresh air.

about their business are bashfully friendly, while children provide

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Brightly painted jukungs pulled up on the seashore.

Along this northeast tip, water sports companies operate among the rocky coves, offering a multitude of options like jet-skis, banana boats, windsurfing and parasailing, while snorkeling, reef fishing and diving is available out on the about reef 200 meters out to sea, which is home to a variety of multi-colored tropical fish. Transport! Hello, Massage!” and ever-increasingly pushiness

century. For seeing turtles in more secluded surrounds however,

from their counterparts on the Southwest coast.

I was informed that I should take a boat further round the peninsula to a small island on the west side.

Before visitors discovered the peninsula’s water sports Tanjung Benoa was, and is, essentially a traditional fishing and

destination temples (again, refreshing) and the several local

seafaring community. The main open-air market (Pasar Desa

and family temples they do have are only open during religious

Pakraman) is a hive of activity pre-dawn from 4 to 6 a.m., when

ceremonies and rituals. However, crafted from carved limestone

fishermen sell their nightly catch (understandably by the afternoon,

these are fine examples of Balinese architecture – and crowd-

trading dries up). With numerous resorts on their doorstep,

free. In a large open square, the sprawling Pura Desa Lan Peseh

many of the local men folk however have succumbed to the

indicates its grand function as the main village temple.

marine recreation business. Along this northeast tip, water sports

Its neighbour however is a totally unexpected sight: the Klenteng

companies operate among the rocky coves, offering a multitude

Caow Eng Bio, allegedly the oldest Chinese Temple in the

of options like jet-skis, banana boats, windsurfing and parasailing,

province, built about a century ago by sailors and traders.

while snorkeling, reef fishing and diving is available out on the

To me this Klenteng, which is still maintained by a Chinese

about reef 200 meters out to sea, which is home to a variety

community based here and in Denpasar, resembles your typical

of multi-colored tropical fish.

Chinese Buddhist temple with its tell-tale smoky incense haze, riot

Local operators also run boats over to Serangan, or ‘Turtle

of scarlet-red and gold interior and exterior, and ceiling amassed

Island,’ which is a turtle conservation area where residents nurture

with red paper lanterns. However, this temple is regarded as

turtle eggs in traditional conservation houses until they hatch,

more a place of Chinese tradition than Buddhism, and then there’s

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the rather unique spectacle of Balinese Hindu offerings alongside Buddhist deities. Local fishermen of all dominations consult

PHOTOS BY NOVENNA ASSEN

The Tanjung Benoa village doesn’t have any big, tourist-

potential, this village was strictly traditional. But even today,


Jet Ski and Banana Boat, two famous water sports in Tanjung Benoa

with a fortune teller here, hoping to net a lucrative catch, while

– a few having sun beds spilling onto the beach. In fact, the sea

other visitors pray to get greater continuity for their businesses

is often busier than the beach itself, as resort guests prefer to

by hanging their name written on a paper on a lantern, which is

indulge in water sports or swim in the calm, safe water. Most of

lighted on certain occasions. In addition, this fishing village also

the water activities play out at high tide, with plenty of watercraft

reveals another reminder of its past, a Bugis quarter, complete

buzzing around the relatively busy waters. But most of the time it’s

with small Mosque!

a picture-postcard scenario of multi-sized boats bobbing at anchor

After these pleasant encounters, you should veer off to the

and traditional, brightly painted jukung pulled up on the seashore.

lengthy strip of lovely beach that commences just below the main

Like the village, most of the folk you’ll encounter along the beach

village and runs south towards Nusa Dua. You’ll notice how

are friendly locals from the fishing community, eager for a chat.

powdery soft the blond-gray sand is, and even though Tanjung

Further down the immaculate sands a series of small gazebos

Benoa is a well-developed resort area it’s still remarkably tranquil,

capped with red-tiled roof, fixed on stone piers jutting out to sea,

with a distinct lack of hawkers, beach debris and er, people. The

make the perfect spot to survey this picturesque seascape – as

numerous restaurants and large resorts, such as The Conrad,

well as mighty Mount Agung towering in the distance. ■

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The biggest temple in Semarang, Sam Poo Kong and 50 ofBALI&BEYOND JANUARY 2012 the statue The Great Admiral Cheng Ho.


THE SEMAWIS MARKET A culinary and cultural attraction of Semarang

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The situation along the road of Gang Warung on the weekend is very different from the usual weekday. While the sun is about to set, some of the shops along the road start to close while some small warungs are opening to take over the crowd for the rest of the weekend. This is Pasar Semawis, the Semawis market, located in Semarang’s China town.

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n this the capital city of Central Java, the acculturation of

As Chinese immigrants in Semarang gathered in a particular

the Chinese and the Javanese has survived for hundreds

area to live and do business, this area was eventually called

of years. The ship of the great Admiral Cheng Ho once

Pecinan, or Chinatown. They built temples where they could fulfill

anchored on this city’s shores and now the anchor

their spiritual needs. During the regime of Soeharto, the religious

and the replica of his giant statue stand at one of the

activities were banned, not only in Semarang but also all over

biggest temples in Semarang, Sam Poo Kong. Admiral

Indonesia, and they were afraid to participate in religious activities.

Cheng Ho played a significant part in bringing Chinese culture to

But since the reformation regime took over in 1998, their practices

Semarang.

are slowly reemerging. The Semawis market is located along Pecinan’s main road, which is used as a business center during the day. Just like any other Chinatown in this country, Semawis is also located in Semarang’s old town area, where historical buildings still survive. Some are well preserved; the Chinese descendants still live in some of these old buildings and open shops at the front side of their houses, while other buildings are empty and abandoned. The area used to be very quiet at night because the shops are only open during the day, but since the night market started operating in 2005 and is now held regularly, it has become a very lively place. Although it’s not as large as the Chinatown in Surabaya, the Semawis market is always full with people visiting the market to spend time during the weekend.

There are many choices of dishes available in this market including choices such as Lontong Cap Go Meh, steamboat, foods with pork, and many types of noodles including kweetiauw, the Chinese flat noodle. The Chinese believe that this noodle represents a long life, so no wonder you often find it in most of Oriental restaurants as well as in certain ceremonies and celebrations. You can also find traditional snacks such as Mooncakes, and Semarang’s most favorite, Lumpia. Not only offering Chinese traditional dishes, some other Indonesian favorites can be found in this market too. The food stalls sell soto ayam and pisang planet, as well as lalapan, Jade stone accessories

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traditional beverages such as wedang ronde, wedang kacang tanah and choices of traditional teas. One of unique food I tried

JADE STONE AND CHINESE COINAGE PHOTOS BY INTAN TANJUNG

The Semawis Market is also known as the largest culinary destination in Semarang, so is a haven for the foodies in the town.


Top: The weekend at Pasar Semawis Below: China’s ancient coinage sold in the market and the crowd at one of the stalls

was an interesting culinary item called mie jelly. This unique food

family, where many of them sit in the karaoke booths in between

is not noodle made from flour, but instead this is a one kind of

the food stalls. Some of the visitors are the old Chinese people

dessert made of various flavored noodle-like jelly, so you need

who sit in a group singing Chinese songs or spontaneously

to use chopsticks to eat it.

dancing in front of other visitors. The Chinese music makes the

Not only a culinary destination, the Semawis market is also a place where you can find traditional Chinese accessories, including

situation more Oriental. Don’t forget to go around the market and visit some of the

jade. You can find jade in bracelets, pendants and key holders,

Chinese temples within the neighborhood including the Tay Kak

some of them are said to be imported from China. The Chinese

Sie temple located on Jalan Gang Lombok, Liok Hok Bio on Gang

have been using jade in jewelry for thousands of years now, and

Pinggir, and few other interesting temples around. Those temples

believe that this stone can bring calmness and happiness to

look very beautiful at night with the dim red light of their lanterns

whomever is wearing it. It can also be given as a gift or souvenir.

glowing at every corner.

The market also becomes a place to meet and gather with the

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CENTRAL JAVA

TEGAL PEKALONGAN SEMARANG

CENTRAL JAVA WONOSOBO PURWOKERTO

SURAKARTA

Semarang on Chinese New Year, which falls on January 23. There will be many lanterns hanging everywhere as well as barongsai, potehi (wayang), and street opera performances that have become an annual program to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The temples will be full with people visiting to pray for a year full of prosperity. The existence of this Semawis market in Semarang’s Chinatown has a special purpose, to make it a cultural icon and tourist attraction in the town. The market is both an interesting culinary and cultural destination for domestic and international tourists, and not only for certain ethnicities. Like any other cultural heritage site, the Semawis market is a mark of Indonesia’s Chinese identity to be preserved. ■ Text and photos by Dwi Putri Ratnasari

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The gate of the Semawis market


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CAPITALCORNER

JAKARTA’S THEATER HOUSES As a city where most art performances take place before being sent all across the archipelago, the number of Jakarta theater venues has grown as well as the quality over the years. Such growth is simultaneous with the city’s need to regularly house various art events like plays, dances or music recitals, each one much sought-after by Jakartans who are eager to quench their thirst for art exposure and appreciation.

slight shabbiness. Although quite small, the Gedung Kesenian

historical Jakarta Playhouse, or Gedung

Jakarta makes a name for itself for its wonderful acoustics. It is

Kesenian Jakarta. Built in 1821 during the

also famous for constantly featuring traditional dances/music

Dutch colonial era, it was first called Theater

performances from all over Indonesia as well as abroad.

Schouwburg and was a place to stage performances. This elegant, whitewashed

Not far from the Pasar Baru area where Gedung Kesenian Jakarta is located is the leafy complex of Taman Ismail Marzuki

domed structure of neo-renaissance style went through a long

(TIM) on Cikini Raya. Within the premises is also Indonesia’s most

period of abandonment, unused for many years until it was finally

prominent school of art, the Jakarta Art Institute (IKJ), the very

restored and could function again as a theater house in 1988.

reason why local artists gather here daily, bringing about a palpable

Capable of hosting around 450 people at each performance,

vibe of endless creativity. TIM contributes not one but several

the GKJ is daintily decorated with gold carved-panels along its

theaters to Jakarta: the Graha Bhakti Budaya, Teater Jakarta, Teater

side balconies and has velvet curtains, and although the interior

Kecil, and Teater Luwes. Teater Jakarta, also called Teater ‘Besar’

has rather threadbare red carpeting, the charming dark-wood

(big), is a brand spanking new theater that can accommodate 1,240

stage that gleams regally despite its age makes up for the

people and is decorated with an elegant interior consisting of two

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PHOTO BY RIONALD RIO

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he oldest theater venue in the capital is the


Teater Besar TIM

huge balconies and very comfortable plush seats with an excellent

other theaters in TIM, and this particular one is built of cement and

view of the stage from each of the seat.

wood wherein people often sit very near to the stage, resulting in

Located in the same area as Theater Jakarta, a newest and the most sophisticated addition of TIM has just been built, and it’s

a more intimate and interactive atmosphere. On Rasuna Said Kuningan, Pusat Perfilman Haji Usmar Ismail

called Teater Studio or Teater Kecil. This building of glass-and-

or PPHUI is an all-time favorite to hold performances that utilize

steel functions mostly for poetry reading and music and dance

videos or image projection in the background. An obscure looking

performances of smaller capacity, just like its name (kecil=small)

building that looks just like any other old government office, it

suggests, this small theater seats only 200 people.

has a good sound system and lighting facilities that are definitely

The other two theaters within the TIM area are the aged Graha

better than how the building looks at first sight. The PPHUI building

Bhakti Budaya (GBB), TIM’s first big theater that houses up to

was dedicated by Jakarta’s Governor in 1997 to Indonesia’s film

800 people with a spacious yet creaky stage, and Teater Luwes,

industry and built in the hope of bringing Indonesian filmmakers

located at the very back of TIM that is mainly used by Jakarta

together and providing them with a center where they could join

Art Institute students to launch their debut art performances. The

forces and work together. Not many know that in its basement

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Interior of GKJ

The Kuningan and Menteng areas of Central Jakarta have Erasmus Huis and Goethe Haus - Goethe a center to learn all sorts of German knowledge and Erasmus for Dutch culture, both being underneath of their respective embassies.

The Kuningan and Menteng areas of Central Jakarta have

architect as well as a composer, who claims to have striven for perfection and beauty all his life – leading him to found this highly

Erasmus Huis and Goethe Haus - Goethe a center to learn all

sophisticated venue. The hall seats 1,200 and is equipped with

sorts of German knowledge and Erasmus for Dutch culture, both

the proper acoustics to accommodate classical music concerts.

being underneath of their respective embassies. Despite not

Golden statues of muses holding musical instruments adorn the

being actively advertised, both of these places have excellent

place, along with thirty-eight portraits of legendary composers of

auditoriums where plays and theaters are often performed.

the world the likes of Mozart and Bach and Beethoven, all lined

Further away from downtown towards Northern Jakarta

up on the walls. The place stays true to its efforts to achieve an

you can spot the lonesome-looking Reformed Millenium Center

authentic classical touch by using rich colors everywhere in its

Indonesia Building on Jalan Industri in Kemayoran. Come in

decor. A cassavant organ is this striking concert hall’s pride and

and be prepared to be completely bowled over as you enter the

joy. With Aula Simfonia, Jakarta is finally equipped with a proper

extensively big and exquisitely grand Aula Simfonia concert hall.

venue to hold world-class classical music concerts.

This building was inaugurated in January 2010, although it had

In the depths of Pasar Minggu in South Jakarta, on a

already been operating for the last few months of 2009. The

somewhat narrow and nondescript Salihara street, is located

idea to build Aula Simfonia was an initiative of Stephen Tong, an

Teater Salihara – a concrete-colored, clean-cut structure erected

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and manages 250 film titles dating from as far back as 1935.


cleverly on a multileveled space of 3,060 square meters of land. Consisting of a 3-story gallery-office, an art gallery, a library, and Indonesia’s one and only black box theater, Salihara is really an art community initiated by Teater Utan Kayu (TUK). Founded and launched into Jakarta’s art scene by the same names that made the Teater Utan Kayu community well known in Jakarta, Salihara quickly became one of the most used and visited venues in town for art performances. Smallish with a capacity of approximately 250 people, Teater Salihara prides itself in having soundproof

The GKJ makes a name for its wonderful acoustics. It is also famous for constantly featuring traditional dances/music performances from all over Indonesia as well as abroad.

walls and a state-of-the-art lighting system. With a retractable roof, Teater Salihara is also designed to be an open theater. And on the east tip of the capital city is Teater Tanah Airku, built

houses melded into one, and this bold mixture of East meets West

in 1998 within the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII). Teater Tanah

Indonesia continues to contrast in more aspects of the building.

Airku is a venue TMII created especially to hold art performances,

Teater Tanah Airku is equipped with a laser video projector that

acquiring international-scale multimedia technology. The most

can project an image on every type of surface, including liquid

used space of all the zones of the theater is the auditorium,

surfaces, to create a spectacular ambience. This is topped off

one of the larger ones in Jakarta with a capacity of 1,300. The

by a top-notch acoustic arrangements enabling sound to reach

architecture of the building is interestingly a mix of traditional

all corners of the auditorium, making the experience of listenind

and modern, harmoniously and artistically blend as shown in its

and watching a performance here even more memorable. ■

rooftop design – reminds one of Sumatera and Sulawesi traditional

Text and photo by Putri Minangsari.

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BEYONDUPDATES

ASEAN TO MANADO The diver’s paradise city of Manado in North Sulawesi will become the host of a prestigious international tourism event, the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2012, from January 9-15. The ATF is an annual platform for tourism cooperation between the 10 ASEAN countries to facilitate economic development and environmental conservation. This event will be attended by some 2,000 delegates including 1,000 exhibitors representing more than 400 companies from the 10 ASEAN nations, more than 440 international buyers representing 55 countries, 150 media from across 32 countries and 400 more NTOs. The ATF TRAVEX, the exhibition, will take place from 13-15 January at the newly constructed Golden Kawanua Convention Center. www.atfindonesia.com

THE ROYAL SERVICE The legendary Royal Ambarrukmo has revealed its new transformation after undergoing an extensive renovation. Yogyakarta’s most luxurious hotel now offers an exceptionally royal experience to its guests. This historical building was once the Royal Palace built in 1857-1859 by King (Sultan) Hamengkubuwono VI. It was later renovated in 1895-1897 by King (Sultan) Hamengkubuwono VII who used for his residence. The palace was extended and was first operated as a hotel in 1966, and got its second extension in 1974. In 2010 a major restoration and conservation started and it is soon started receiving guests in 2011. This time, the Santika Group has taken over management of the hotel and given a fresh new look to this legendary building, while still preserving its ancient elegance.The hotel incorporates all the latest technology and hospitality services, comprising 247 rooms and suites with facilities such as the Palace Restaurant, a lounge and bar in conjunction with the lobby, and meeting, banquet and recreational resources to provide an authentic Yogyakarta experience for its guests. Royal Ambarrukmo, Jl. Laksda Adisucipto 81, Yogyakarta (0274) 488-488, www.royalambarrukmo.com

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BEYOND THE EAST EXHIBITION 15 Indonesian artists are featured in Beyond the East: A Gaze on Indonesian Contemporary Art, which is being held from November 15, 2011 to January 15 in Rome, Italy. The show is curated by Dominique Lora, who has been working at Biasa Art Space for the last four years, a playful, critical and interactive space where the Italian and European public are able to better comprehend the logic and the codes that are transforming the face of Asia and therefore the rest of the world. This exhibition is the compendium of her four years of life and work experience between Bali and Java. She said that the selected artists share both an intellectual integrity and the desire to preserve and foster the diversity and matrices of local culture through an alternative system of production and consumption, and who see art as both the object and the subject of the confrontation between individuals and communities; an invaluable instrument for reformulating social and cultural values and defeating the standardized principles of globalization. This exhibition takes place at MACRO Testaccio in Rome, Italy, as part of the International Biennale of Culture “Vie della Seta” or Silk Roads, a synergy production of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Italian Ministry of Cultural Affairs and Roma Capitale, and is open from Tuesday-Sunday 4 p.m. – 12 a.m. except on December 24, 25, 31 and January 1, 2012. For more info call BIASA ArtSpace, (0361) 847-5766, www.biasaart.com Or click www.viedellaseta.roma.it, www.glocalproject.com

CELEBRATING THE LUNAR NEW YEAR The award-winning Table8 at the Hotel Mulia Senayan will celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year and welcome the upcoming Year of the Dragon by serving a special dinner on January 22 and lunch on January 23. Craving authentic Chinese food? Try their wide selection of tantalizing Cantonese and Szechuan cuisine, such as traditional Salmon Yee Sang, Wok fried glutinous rice with mix meat wrapped in egg nest, Lucky BBQ and many more delicious foods, all creations of their in-house chef. For the perfect closing, don’t miss the chef’s signature dish, Nian Gao, while watching a special performance of Barongsai to end the celebration. (021) 574-7777 ext. 4108 / 4208

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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: hotel@balitropic-resort.com Website: www.balitropic-resort.com

Experience the authentic Balinese hospitality.

Danoya Villa Private Luxury Residences After a complete makeover and full maintenance in early 2011, Danoya Villa is back offering the new atmosphere of relaxing tropical villas, mixing open-plan architecture with an Indonesian touch. They are stylishly furnished with all the benefits that are expected at a luxury resort which have been tailored for a clientele that demands the very best in construction, management, services and amenities. Danoya Villa is only 40 minutes away from Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport. Close to restaurants, shopping precinct of Seminyak and the entertainment district of Oberoi. Only a few minutes from the beach, the villas are accessible to all the leisure activities associated with a Balinese getaway - the countryside around the resort is surrounded by the rice fields of Batubelig. private luxury residences

New private villas of two bedroom and three bedroom categories are now available at Danoya Villa. Designed with a minimalist and modern approach, and well appointed with modern amenities, these villas will be an ideal retreat in a perfect destination for your holiday in Bali.

Jalan Batubelig 559, Kerobokan, Kuta – Bali Tel: (0361) 4735 305 Fax: (0361) 4733 372 E-mail: reservation@danoya.com Website: www.danoya.com

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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 kutabali@santika.com www.santikakutabali.com

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.

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. Jl. Legian 83A, Legian Tel: (0361) 754-082 Fax: (0361) 750-792 E-mail: info@maxi-hotel.com Website: www.maxi-hotel.com

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 aboutBALI&BEYOND 350 meters fromJANUARY Bali’s famous 2012Kuta 63Beach.


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SAVING ULUWATU Eco Surf Rescue Uluwatu (ESRU), a non-profit environmental restoration project, together with 35 surfers went paddling out behind the surf break in Uluwatu to show their thanks and raise awareness and future support after receiving a cash donation from Rip Curl and an oil collection tank from Caritas, Switzerland. The amount received was Rp. 54 million (equivalent to USD 5,465) raised from the T-shirt sales from the Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang 2011. The funds and the oil tank will be used to support ESRU program’s of waste management solutions for the Uluwatu community, including businesses, warungs and cafes, and the cliff area surrounding the island’s best surf spot. www.ecosurfrescue.moonfruit.com www.ripcurl.com

CLEAN THE BEACH In conjunction to keep the beaches clean, Billabong collaborated with GUS (Gelombang Udara Segar) as well as with some local people to clean Jerman Beach, collecting a large variety of plastic waste, broken glass and other trash left by visitors, locals, or washed ashore by the tides. More rubbish bins were added on the beach and the team made a more permanent composting site on this beach that is famous as one of the best surfing spots in the island. To keep the beach clean, the Billabong team also socialized information to remind people to throw their trash into the bins by adding signs on the beach. Billabong Indonesia, Jl. Patih Jelantik, Kuta, (0361) 769-157 www.billabong.com

MORE TREES IN THE GARDEN Committed to perform one of the Tri Hita Karana principals, that is to maintain a harmonious relationship between humans and nature, Meliá Bali organized a tree planting with its repeat guests. This program is also a reward for the guests’ loyalty. The resort planted a Plumeria tree in the garden last November with one of its repeat guests. www.meliabali.com 64

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BREEZE AND BEAT Sea breeze and jazz beat, there is nothing could be better than having a jazz session on the beach. On the first weekend of January, from 6th ‘til 8th, spare some time to go to the Jazz Market by the Sea that will be held at Taman Bhagawan in Nusa Dua. Many talented musical artists such as the legendary Balawan, Syaharani, Koko Harsoe, Ito Kurdi & Abad 21, Erick Sondhi, Widi Noor, Dialog Dini Hari, BAIO and more will showcase their expressions in the less mainstream music of jazz, fusion, world beats and improvised styles. There will also be a market festival in the area with traditional cuisine, beverages, handicrafts, and children activities. Taman Bhagawan, Jl. Pratama No. 70, Tanjung Benoa, (0361) 776-555 www.tamanbhagawan.com, www.jazz-market.com

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BDAY BLAST

...AND, ACTION! The 5th Balinale Film Festival was just held in Bali from November 15-20, receiving rave reviews from audience members and participating filmmakers for its solid line up of selected films and workshops. This year’s festival program held open discussions with visiting filmmakers and industry professionals, as well as showed some films from countries including Indonesia and Thailand. The festival marked it’s opening by hosting a Gala Opening Night at W Retreat & Spa, Seminyak, and ended with the glorious Closing Night Party at the Warisan Restaurant. www.balinale.com

JAZZ UP THE CARIBBEAN Celebrating its best 15 years of entertainment was the Jazz Cafe, Ubud’s most favorite hangout place, was filled up that night by showcasing a Caribbean atmosphere with a complimentary Caribbean buffet, great music and much more! Performing that night was Kaseko Stars with the unique beat and sounds of Suriname, Jamaica and Trinidad that brought cheer and fun to the audience. ‘Wat a night! www.jazzcafebali.com

Celebrating their second anniversary on December 3, the SOS Supper Club hosted a party beyond imagination by showing some futuristic entertainment and an array of performances. The party was attended by 600 guests and VIPs, as well as some of Indonesia’s most famous celebrities. www.bali.anantara.com

LONG LIVE HU’U! Celebrating its 10th year of operation, Hu’u marked the occasion by hosting a ‘Circus Du Madhatters’ themed dinner and rocking the night with a DJ extravaganza on December 9th. The party has become the talk of the town, as it was full with the Hu’uers from every part of the island, the country, and visitors that came from all around the world. www.huubali.com

The Breezes has just marked its second year of hospitality services by celebrating with a staff party last December. The management honored their best staff including the staff executives, supervisors and management with awards and prizes including two new motorbikes as the grand prizes. Not only showing their gratitude to the staff, it also shared the happiness by donating blood and visiting the street kids of YKPA (Yayasan Kasih Peduli Anak) that was recently visited by world celebrity Paris Hilton. The management entertained the children with some games and gave a donation to the foundation. www.thebreezesbali.com 68

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ROOFTOP GATHERING The 101 Legian hosted an end of year event for the two associations IFBEC and ICA on November 30 on its Rooftop, Dine & Music Lounge. The event started with greetings from the Chairman of IFBEC Bali and the Chairman of ICA BPD Bali followed with appreciation applause for the 101 Legian successfully hosting this prestigious event. www.the101bali.com

TWO DECADES PARTY It’s been two long decades since the Grand Hyatt Bali was built in 1991, and on November 25 the hotel celebrated its 20th year of providing authentic hospitality by inviting 600 guests, partners and associates to its Grand Ballroom for an unforgettable celebration. Best beverage selections, culinary options from all around the globe, and plenty of entertainment delighted the audience, with the cake-cutting ceremony marking the hotel’s anniversary that evening. www.hyatt.com

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A golf gathering was hosted by New Kuta Golf on December 8 as their expression of gratitude for the support given to them by their associates. The invitees came from the hospitality industry, and included travel agents, hotels, media and sponsors joining in for programs such as a golf tournament, golf clinic, golf course inspection and dinner with a prize presentation. www.newkutagolf.com

Celebrating their 2-year anniversary on November 25, the Tequila Bar at the Grand Istana Rama Hotel took its guests and invitees to a Mexico-themed party at the bar. Not only serving ala-Mexican foods, the celebrating team also hosted a game called ‘Sombrero Dance’ where the dancers who got the sombrero hat had to eat the chilli! The guests came from the hospitality industry as well as in-house and walk-in guests, all seeming to enjoy the party located right in front of the famous Kuta Beach. www.grandistanarama.com

THE RUNWAY’S BRIDES The most beautiful collection of wedding gowns from Phangsanny was showcased on an infinity runway in the chapel of the Conrad Bali Hotel. With the theme L’Infinité (Everlasting), the 34 best gowns were marked with Phangsanny’s personal characteristics, which represent the beauty and everlasting style using the best materials and fabrics including tulle from England and lace from Italy. The fashion show featured 17 models with a background of beautiful velvet sky during sunset. www.phangsanny.com BALI&BEYOND JANUARY 2012

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IN A TWIST OF GOLD Matching the glorious nuance and the holy spirit of December, our last ‘Recharge Night, A Hospitality Industry Party’ in 2011 had the theme ‘Glamour White with A Touch of Gold’. This time Bali & Beyond partnered with the Padma Resort Bali at Legian to bring a little fun to warm up the festive season. Thanks to all of the sponsors that successfully entertained the invitees, BALIMOON LIQUEURS, ARTISAN, HEINEKEN, FINLANDIA VODKA, PEPE LOPEZ TEQUILA, and AUSINDO DEWATA for the best beverages, MOMENTS TO GO, fashion show by LV C&C MODEL MANAGEMENT, VINCE & CLARE, BLU/LAB, decoration by RED GARDENIA and PT. DIAMOND, SVEN’S CHOICE, TITILES, ALAMBOGA INTERNUSA, SARI DAGING, INDOFISH, SURYA AGUNG, HENDRA SUPPLIER, JC PLANTATION, YONIASIH, LA PARMIGIANA for delicious food. Can’t wait to come to the next Recharge Party6? Of course, neither can we. Padma Resort Bali at Legian, Jalan Padma Utara (0361) 752-111, www.padmaresortbali.com

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SKAL INTERNATIONAL BALI An International Association of Travel and Tourism Professionals Doing Business Among Friends WE HAD A BALL On December 3 three hundred and forty Skalleagues and guests at the Skal Bali Masquerade Ball gathered for a fabulous festive season evening at Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel. Intriguingly masked men and women enjoyed an awesome welcome cocktail in the spacious lobby of the hotel before adjourning to the Kharisma Ballroom where Skal Bali President Urs Klee, costumed as a masked rider, rode across the room on horseback to start a great diner with super entertainment, a colourful and happy evening in the tradition of Skal Bali Balls.

SKAL BALI’S 175 MEMBERS MEET MONTHLY AT THE BEST VENUES. The calendar for the first six months of 2012 is: January 6 - Benkay Japanese Restaurant – Nikko Bali Resort & Spa February 3 - SOS at Anantara Seminyak Resort and Spa March 2 - Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort April 2 - Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa May 4 - Bali Hai Family and Friends Dinner Cruise June 1 - Taman Bhagawan Skal International, the World’s largest travel and tourism organization, founded in Paris in 1934, groups 20,000 industry managers and professionals in 450 clubs in 90 countries. Skal Bali is Southeast Asia’s largest club and the fifth largest Skal club worldwide Membership and Information - contact our Secretariat Manager Gede Juwena, Telephone: 7840212 email: gede@skalbali.com; www.skalbali.com

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INFOINDEX AIRLINES ■ AIRPORT OPERATOR: Tel: (0361) 751-011

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

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

■ 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: consul@dps.centrin.net.id

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

■ 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 40,000. 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: bali.congen@dfat.gov.au www.bali.indonesia.embassy.gov.au ■ BRITAIN: Jl. Tirta Nadi 20, Sanur, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 270-601, Fax: (0361) 287-804 E-mail: bcbali@dps.centrin.net.id ■ BRAZIL: Jl. Raya Legian No. 186, Kuta Tel: (0361) 757-775, Fax: (0361) 751-005 E–mail: brazilconsul@bali.net

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■ GERMANY: Jl. Pantai Karang 17, Batujimbar, Sanur Tel: (0361) 288-535, Fax: (0361) 288-826 Email: germanconsul@bali-ntb.com ■ HUNGARY: Marintur, Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 219, Sanur. Tel: (0361) 287-701, Fax: (0361) 287-456 Email: huconbali@telkom.net ■ ITALY: Lotus Enterprises Building Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai, Jimbaran Tel: (0361) 701-005, Fax: (0361) 701-005 E-mail: italconsbali @italconsbali.org ■ JAPAN: Jl. Raya Puputan 170, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 227-628, Fax: (0361) 265-066 E-mail: konjpdps@indo.net.id ■ MALAYSIA: Alam Kulkul Boutique Resort Jl. Pantai Kuta Tel: (0361) 752-520, Fax: (0361) 766-373 E-mail: info@consulmalaysia-bali.com ■ MEXICO: 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 ■ ROYAL DANISH: Jalan By Pass Ngurah Rai, no. 229, Sanur Tel: (0361) 8216-979, Fax: (0361) 287-931 E-mail: danishconsbali@gmail.com ■ POLAND: Jl. Raya Petitenget No. 11, Block I/C, Banjar Umasari, Kerobokan Tel: (0361) 732-165, Fax: (0361) 732-165 E-mail: consul@balipolandconsulate.com ■ SLOVAKIA: Jl.Gunung Agung 93, Denpasar 80118 Tel: (0361) 426-171, Fax: (0361) 426-477 E-mail: konsulslowakbali@yahoo.com ■ 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

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

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.

MUSEUMS ■ AGUNG RAI MUSEUM OF ART (ARMA):

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, 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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