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Bring Your Creative Side ‘Om Swastiastu...’ “Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up” – Pablo Picasso As a child, maybe you remember how you were more imaginative and livelier than you are now. Somehow, when we grow up we stop questioning everything and are no longer spellbound by each novelty that happens to us. We stop imagining, daydreaming and creating things. Creativity is not something that is reserved for artists only. Maybe we’re not painters, musicians or writers, but a little bit of creativity here and there could save us from the monotony of life. In the Dine and Delights and Capital Corner sections, a little bit of creativity is proven to bring your eatery business to a whole new level as seen by the Seniman Coffee Studio, Oazia SpaVodka and Kedai. From the way the food and drink are presented, to the design of the interior and exterior, these places are different and stand out from the others. In this issue we also revive our Rest & Relaxation section where we thoroughly discuss places to stay in Bali, specifically about the Sudamala that has a beautiful design and concept. In Lifestyle &Leisure, Anacaraka takes us on a hunt for paintings in Bali, while in FotoFolio we explore seven Balinese contemporary artists’ journey of creativity. Let them inspire you. Lastly, whatever you do, bring your inner child and let’s be creative! ‘Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om…’ The Team

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Ari Mustikawati has been working for media for more than 4 years now. She adores photography and calls her cameras by the name of ‘Kate’ and ‘John’. She likes sharing her photos on her blog at www.aritika.wix.com/photography

Bayu Rahanatha is a lecturer at The Udayana University and a Marketing Communication Specialist. Recently he started his own business in the tourism industry, and yet still enjoys his hobby as a writer.

Gus Leo Anacaraka is a young Balinese man who admires Balinese painting and culture. He often writes articles about the history of Bali, ranging from historical places to Balinese culture. www.anacaraka.info

Tim Hannigan first came to Indonesia to surf the world class waves of Bali, but it was the potential for adventure on dry land that really got him hooked.

Shinta Eka is a blog-writer disguised as a merry young journalist in a Japanese media. She’s also freelancing as s copywriter for a UK-based agency and writing for indonesian graphic design website. www.thefuturecrayon.wordpress.com.

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REST&RELAXATION

REST, RELAX AND REVIVE Cover

Seniman Coffee's Barista by Ari Mustikawati

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Sudamala Suites and Villas is one of the very few place to stay which has an art gallery in it. You can feel the touch of art in the whole resort, especially in the rooms.

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PONDERINGPOINT KEEP BALI CLEAN

CRAFTCULTURE

ASTA KOSALA KOSALI

Here are some rules to learn about authentic Balinese architecture design principles.

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+ 22 PRIMEPROMOTION Hot deals and promotions of the month that shouldn’t be missed. 28 NEW&NEWS This month’s select news updates from the island’s tourism industry and what’s new around the island.

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LIFESTYLELEISURE ART HUNTING

Hunting around Bali for beautiful paintings to decorate your home.

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

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

DINEDELIGHTS

CREATIVE CUISINE

Exciting menu ideas, unique presentation, and iconic interior design are something that every creative dining place should offer for a delightful and entertaining experience.

82 SEE&SEEN Snapshots of events and happenings within the preceding month. 86 BALIMAPS Map of Bali showing specific tourism areas and places of interest, as well as a distance scale between the island’s main destinations.

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ARTISTIC JOURNEY

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This month’s FotoFolio features 7 contemporary Balinese artists who have showcased their arts in Sudakara ArtSpace.

89 CLASSIFIEDCOLUMNS Listings and product descriptions from various clientele. 90 INFOINDEX Useful directory of companies and island-based businesses.

FIRST ROW PHOTO BY ARI MUSTIKAWATI, SECOND ROW PHOTO COURTESY OF SUDAKARA ARTSPACE, THIRD ROW PHOTO COURTESY OF BANYAN TREE

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SECRETS OF SOUTHERN SUMATRA

There is a lot to see in Southern Sumatra that certainly makes you want to go back.

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72 CAPITALCORNER SHARING AND CARING IN KEDAI A small café with a friendly atmosphere combines quirky home furnishing with the usage of recycled materials.

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PHOTO BY TIM HANNIGAN (TOP) AND COURTESY OF SABABAY (BOTTOM)

62 ACTIONATTRACTION FINE WINE Adjacent to the best kept secret beauty of Saba Beach, Gianyar, there’s a factory that turns local grapes into local wine that is ready to compete with the currentmarketdominated imported wines.


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PRIMEPROMOTION

ITALIAN OR JAPANESE? Whether you’re craving Italian or Japanese, the InterContinental Bali Resort has the best of both. Bella Cucina is celebrating a return to the roots of traditional Italian cuisine with a distinctive new menu. It features dishes inspired by a collection of recipes that have been handed down through many generations in the family of Italian chef Egidio Latorraca. Open daily for lunch between 12 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. and for dinner between 6.30 p.m. and 10.30 pm. If you opt for Japanese, the recent appointment of Chef Setyo Widjonanto marks an exciting new era in culinary services at KO Japanese Restaurant. Open daily for dinner only between 6.30 p.m. and 10.30 p.m. InterContinental Bali Resort Jl. Uluwatu 45, Jimbaran (0361) 701-888, www.bali.intercontinental.com

Mandara Spa is one of Bali’s biggest success stories, as they began their journey in the island of the gods and now have spread their wings throughout the world. Recently they launched a membership program that targets locals and expatriates in Bali as well as frequent travelers. The membership is valid for one year and offers an array of benefits from a complimentary Balinese Massage and Refresher Facial to discounts on treatments and retail products. This as well as other benefits make the membership worth every penny. The member can choose in which of the four Mandara Spa outlets in Bali they wish to have their signature treatments : Nikko Bali Resort and Spa, Ayodya Resort Bali, Padma Resort Bali at Legian and the Club Med Bali (for in house guests only). The added bonus is that this membership is fully transferable and you can give it as a gift to friends or family or clients. www.mandaraspa.com 22

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BUBBLY BRUNCH Nikko Bali Resort and Spa presents a fresh and elegant Japanese Sunday Brunch at the Benkay Restaurant. All of the senses come into play in Japanese cooking, taste, touch, sight, sound, smell and a primary characteristic of Japanese cuisine is the enjoyment of the raw taste of food without using strongly-flavored sauces. Many experts believe most types of Japanese cuisine go perfectly with an extra dry variety of champagne such as Brut. Every Sunday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., take your Japanese brunch experience to a whole new level with free flow Brut Reims champagne from Louis Roederer at only Rp 900,000 nett per person. While for those of you who like to stay with tradition, you can still enjoy a spread of Japanese authentic cuisine with a serving of Sake and free flow green tea at only Rp 395,000++ per person. Nikko Bali Resort and Spa Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan (0361) 773-377, www.nikkobali.com

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SEDUCTIVE SHADES MAKE UP FOR EVER is launching their latest addition to the AQUA range. A liquid lipstick that is applied in two steps, concentrated in color with a vinyl effect: AQUA ROUGE. AQUA ROUGE is waterproof and provides perfect coverage, for extreme sophistication and unstoppable shine. Its brush and its fluid formula allow precise make-up application leaving incredibly beautiful and plump lips that last all day long. Two products come together for one bewitching, sensual result. AQUA ROUGE has a foam applicator to leave a concentrate of color on the lips and a brush tip for applying an ultra-shiny gloss. Available in 12 divine and intense shades for price of Rp. 300,000. www.makeupforever.com

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Alila Ubud’s Executive Chef Eelke Plasmeijer and his culinary team present a new seasonal degustation menu highlighting the local producers who share Chef Eelke’s passion for food, quality ingredients and sustainable operations. In keeping with the lifestyle and experiences that all guests of the Alila Hotels and Resorts cherish, Alila Ubud is presenting opportunities for guests to take their own culinary journey and explore the various aspects of local Balinese cuisine, by becoming acquainted with how produce makes its way from local farms to the Resort’s kitchens. Guests can visit the picturesque farms and markets and meet the growers themselves to find out more about the wonderful seasonal ingredients used in the Chef’s menu. Alila Ubud Desa Melinggih Kelod, Payangan, Gianyar (0361) 975-963, www.alilahotels.com/ubud


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WEEKEND ESCAPADE Banyan Tree Ungasan has launched a “Weekend Escapade” package with bookings open from September 1, 2012 through June 29, 2013. Experience the allure of Southern Bali’s spectacular seascapes and majestic cliffs. The two-night package includes 15% off the best available rates, a daily buffet breakfast and return airport transfers for two people on a sharing basis, Friday through to Sunday. Perched high on the southernmost cliffs of Bali, the luxurious resort is located only 35 minutes from Bali’s international airport and very close to the nearby attractions of the Uluwatu Temple and the private beaches of Nusa Dua. Banyan Tree Ungasan Jalan Melasti, Banjar Kelod, Ungasan (0361) 300-7000, www.banyantree.com

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FANCY A GETAWAY? Le Grande is introducing special packages for all purposes during this October. There are many choices of 3 day and 2 night packages to choose from that are tailor made for both families and couples to enjoy their short getaway break in Bali. For a family, opt for the Family Package at USD510++ with connecting deluxe rooms for 2 adults and 3 children, a family dinner and a choice of half-day tour. Or the Romance Package at USD400++, a one-bedroom suite for 2 persons, flower bath arrangement in your suite, a romantic dinner with a bottle of sparkling wine and a 2-hour spa treatment. The Golf Package at USD410++ gives you a deluxe room with 2 rounds of golf at the New Kuta Golf Course, a 30 min neck and shoulder massage or foot reflexology after your great day of golf. All packages include daily breakfast and round trip airport transfers. Le Grande Suites, Blok 5 - Pecatu Indah Resort, Jalan Raya Uluwatu, (0361) 848-1388; www.legrandebali.com

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Chambord, the world-renowned black raspberry liqueur from France, brings its ‘groundbreaking’ product line extension to Indonesia, the new Chambord Flavored Vodka. It’s a balance of premium quality French Vodka and Chambord’s trademark natural raspberry flavor. It is a product that has been called ‘revolutionary’ in the spirit industry. The Chambord brand has reached out for innovation by stepping outside of the liqueur category and introducing a Chambord infused Vodka of equal quality and versatility. The Chambord Flavored Vodka presentation also stands apart from competitors; while most vodkas bottle stand tall, the Chambord Flavored Vodka is mirroring Chambord’s distinctively orb shaped bottle, a reflection of those who enjoy Chambord – modern, fashionable and charismatic. www.chambordonline.com


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NEW LUXURY Mulia Group introduces a new brand of luxury in Bali by bringing The Mulia and Mulia Resort & Villas to the dramatic coastline of Nusa Dua. This is the perfect place to bliss out, experience the serenity of breathtaking landscapes, or just stroll around together and enjoy those special moments. From expansive and elegant suites to the distinct lounge and oceanfront pools, The Mulia’s 111 luxury accommodations truly exceed expectations for style, comfort and service. Featuring 526 superbly designed rooms and suites, including the Lagoon Suites, recreation at the Mulia Resort abounds and the pace is up to you to discover at this luxury getaway. Steps from the white sand beach and featuring private pathways to the secluded gardens and ultra exclusive hydrotherapy pools surrounded by lush landscape, the 108 exquisite Villas combine intimate settings with ultra-luxury services and amenities to craft an unparalleled island experience for those seeking a sense that transcends conventional tropical getaways. The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Nusa Dua (0361) 301-7777; www.themulia.com

Maestro Resto Bar & Lounge, located at the Patra Jasa Hotel, is the newest and hottest nightspot in Kuta. It consists of a bar and lounge equipped with a Shermann Audio Sound System and massive lighting effects to create an atmosphere that you will not get elsewhere. Maestro provides the best services that will bring an unforgettable experience for everyone that attends the place. With a single bar counter on the right side of the stage, it maximizes the services and various bar creations from the bartenders for all the clubbers and partygoers. What’s unique about this place is that it is located underground, making it the only underground level club in Bali. Special event programs will be presented to provide a different club atmosphere featuring famous national and international guest DJ’s as well as highly popular national and international artists to satisfy the clubbers in Bali. Two VIP rooms are available for you who prefer to party in private. Maestro Resto Bar & Lounge, Patra Jasa Bali Jalan Ir. H. Juanda, Kuta. (0361) 935-1161

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Ambara Roof Top Bar is the newest hotspot in Legian to enjoy the sunset with a breathtaking view of the world famous Legian beach area. Located on top of the highest floor of Ananta Legian Hotel, it is easily accessible by elevator directly from any floor of the Hotel. Ambara Roof Top Bar offers a variety of refreshing drinks from fresh fruit juices to exotic cocktails (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) that can be enjoyed anytime of the day. You can relax while enjoying the breeze and sunlight. It is a perfect place to relax and socialize at the same time. It also features a uniquely designed spa area, where massage treatments are available at your request. Or, if you simply just like sunbathing, then this is just the perfect place for you. Open 7 days a week from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Ambara Roof Top Bar, Ananta Legian Hotel Jl. Werkudara no. 539 Legian, Kuta (0361) 738-989; www.anantalegian.com

THE KINGDOM BY NIGHT Prepare yourself for a completely unique island adventure tour where you are invited to enjoy, observe and interact with an exotic assortment of animals in their nocturnal habitat. Begin the evening’s escapade at the Bali Zoo with an elephant encounter and feeding experience. You’ll meet the gentle pachyderms and see how it feels to actually feed these amazing mammals by hand. Then head over to the restaurant for a petting and photo session with a tame Borneo bear cat, a scaly python, and even a Sumatran Sinyulong freshwater crocodile. Continue your tour with a guided walk through the Bali Zoo in which your senses will come alive to the natural sights and sounds of a tropical menagerie at night followed by a dramatic fire dance performance to entertain you before dinner. Your special evening concludes with a sit down al fresco feast under the stars next to the open-air lion enclosure where you’ll be dining only a few meters from the resident king of the jungle and his pride of adorable lion cubs. Bali Zoo Jalan Raya Singapadu, Sukawati, Gianyar (0361) 294-357 www.bali-zoo.com 30

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STYLISH IN UBUD de daun Group announces that it is set to open a brand new property under its corporate banner in the cultural village of Ubud. Alaya Ubud is a stylish boutique hotel that will reflect Bali as an artistic destination and meet the needs of international travellers. Alaya Ubud will feature 60 rooms, a main swimming pool and a restaurant specializing in cuisine from around the Indonesian archipelago. The landscaping is by Made Wijaya, Bali’s very own authority on tropical gardens, and the Alaya Ubud will also have a branch of the award-winning DaLa Spa that has been acknowledged for its signature treatments. Alaya Ubud, Jalan Hanoman, Ubud, (0361) 756-276; www.alayaubud.com

SEXY SOUNDTRACK Karma Resorts releases a debut compilation “K Music Collection Volume 1” mixed by Jon Sa Trinxa and Gabby & Shamus. The first CD is ‘Karma Days’, an aural rendering of what it is like to lie back on a daybed at the Nammos Beach Club with the Indian Ocean in front of you as the day slowly turns into a tropical night. For CD two, Karma enlisted husband and wife DJ duo and lifelong music lovers Gabby & Shamus. The Australian pair have played for Karma on a number of occasions in Bali and Thailand, and they know exactly how to match their sound with special moments in Karma’s stunning venues and landscapes. www.karmaresorts.com

Nusa Dua Beach Hotel and Spa announces the appointment of Urs Klee as the new General Manager to oversee the operations of this nine hectare resort. Born in Switzerland, Urs has gained extensive knowledge of the luxury hospitality industry during his career spanning over thirty years within Europe, Asia and many exotic destinations in Indonesia such as Jakarta, Lampung, West Papua and Bali. Prior to joining Nusa Dua Beach Hotel and Spa, he has been living in Bali for the last 12 years and he has a huge amount of experience in the island’s hotel business. Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua Lot North 4 (0361) 771-210; www.nusaduahotel.com 32

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Asta Kosala Kosali The authentic Balinese Architecture Design Principles World Architecture From Time To Time If we look at the history of world architecture, there are many surprises in every period of human civilization, even when we look back at all the creations made prior to the B.C. epoch. Some believe that UFO’s brought the knowledge to earth, teaching the B.C. people how they were supposed to make buildings. Others believe that humans from the future brought their advanced knowledge of architecture to the B.C. world, while all the authentic scripts of the Egyptians, Romans and other great ancient

Illustration of basic layout of a house.

from the divine. It is true that most all architectural masterpieces born from era

throughout the continents of Africa and

The Asian Invasion

to era were inspired by the relationship

southern Asia.

Recently, Asian architectural design is

between humans and spiritual entities, the environment and each other.

New since the 1900’s, known as the

on the hot list in many parts of the world.

early modern era, the architectural focal

Some experts say it is because it still

point is merely to “function space” for

holds on to the concept of the balanced

shows the balance between the gods

people to live their lives day to day. This

relationship between men with spiritual

and human life on earth inspired in every

era of modernism is no longer stressing

entities. It makes total sense, as I believe

detail of ancient Egyptian architecture.

spiritualism.

we all know that spiritual junkies are

Egyptian architecture for example,

The elegance of Oriental architecture was

The development of architectural

growing vastly in recent years.

also developed from an understanding

design had born numerous streams within

of the relationship between the gods and

interior and exterior designs. Popular

was previously known as part of Asian

goddesses with humans on earth. The

design palettes such as Renaissance,

architectural design, has recently been

uniqueness of Muslim architecture, which

Baroque, and Art Nouveau have embarked

named as an independent architectural

shows the power of their faith, can be seen

on the design work of the artist.

design. If we look back several years

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Balinese architectural design, which

ILLUSTRATION BY BRUCE GRANDQUIST AND STUDIO SATUMATA DOC. B&B MAGAZINE

civilizations say that the knowledge came


The exterior look of traditional house in Bali.

ago, Bali, Oriental, Japan, and Thailand

thatch with a low roof and no ventilation

were unities under the name of the Asian

at all.

The Asta Kosala Kosali Philosophy

The development of Balinese

Similar to Feng Shui, the Asta Kosala

with the development of each style, now

architectural design arose when the

Kosali system is a set of architectural

almost all of them stand alone.

influence of Buddha came to Bali around

rules that had been designed by Bali’s

the year 670. This influence was brought

experts at the time in achieving balance

by Yi-Tsing from China, who introduced

in life and “taksu” (highest charisma of the

the Oriental architectural style to Bali.

house). This system is the basis of man’s

Architectural Design Style. However, along

The History of Balinese Architectural Design As well as with other architectural design

The next phase of Balinese architectural

relationship with God, man with man, and

styles, Bali also has its own story. At first,

design development took place during the

man with nature. In Asta Kosala Kosali, the

the “Bali Aga” tribe (Malay descendents

Hindu Majapahit exodus to Bali. This was

sense of direction has an important role.

that first set foot in Bali) developed the

the reason why Balinese and Javanese

Every part of the house should be build

architectural design of most authentic

architectural designs are so similar. If you

based on its position in the compass:

Balinese buildings. The origin of the birth

pay attention to the details carved on the

of the Bali Aga architecture was also

buildings in Java and Bali, you will see

- The area of the mountains shows

suspected of coming from the Balinese

a significant similarity between them. In

the north

awareness of spiritual entities. At that time,

the year 1080, a master plan for Balinese

- The sea shows the south

the architectural style of a Balinese house

architectural design known as Asta Kosala

- The sunrise indicates east

was very simple. In every house there was

Kosali was compiled.

- The sunset shows the west

a place made to worship God, made of

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The inner yard area.

is divided into three major areas:

- In the Asta Kosala, a house is similar to

- Build a house on solid black colored land.

- Utama (Main area): The sacred area,

a human being with the roof as the head,

- Build a house in the area of a former

which is the area of the house considered

while the foundation is part of the foot.

shrine.

as the appropriate place for the

To be able to stand up, the robustness of

- Build a house in a former cemetery area.

implementation of worshiping God. This

the foundation must be considered by the

- Have a wall that coincides with the

area is usually located in the northeast part

selection of high quality materials.

neighbor’s house.

of the house.

- Have a house with a large yard consisting

- Madya (Social area): The neutral area,

of front and back yards.

above, the various types of townhouses

which is the part of the house that is

- Founded on ground that if dug as deep

that are becoming the trend in urban areas

intended for the homeowners to live their

as 30 centimeter will have a spicy aroma.

contradict the rules of Asta Kosala Kosali.

household life and socialize with people.

- Have a parapet surrounding the house,

To be able to meet all the requirements of

- Nista (Back area). The part of the

separating it from the neighbors.

Asta Kosala Kosali, a family should have

house that is designated for disposal and

Don’ts:

a home with a minimum land size of 300

recycling.

- Two gates with the same width and

square meters.

Here are some do’s and don’ts on Asta Kosala Kosali:

height. It is believed to give bad luck to the

Seeing all the do’s and don’ts listed

- Homes that have a main gate and a

The 11 Elements of Asta Kosala Kosali

backyard both facing a road.

A house with separated buildings is one

homeowners.

Do’s:

- The use of recycled materials from

of the unique ideas of Asta Kosala Kosali.

- The best house is a house that faces

buildings that have experienced a disaster

Normally there are at least eleven things

towards the east or south.

is believed to bring bad luck.

that must be set up in a house, which are:

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From left to right : traditional stove, jineng lumbung, sanggah or merajan Bali.

1. SANGGAH (Family temple)

all of the family members, except the oldest.

The Sanggah is a shrine dedicated to

The Bale Dauh consists of several bedrooms

of Dewa Wisnu (The God of Living) 10. ANGKUL-ANGKUL (The Main Gate) The Angkul-angkul is basically the

spiritual needs. The Balinese believe that

and a terrace, so it is usually bigger than

this is the place where they are able to

the others. Reliefs of plants can be found

main gate of the house. It is made of a

praise the Lord and their ancestors. The

in many parts of this building to symbolize

pair of two red brick blocks in a row with

Sanggah is located in the northeast area of

prosperity and the unity of the family.

a wooden door in between. Normally

the house 2.BALE DAJA (The North Building)

6. JINENG (The Rice Barn)

the Angkul-angkul is higher than the wall

The Jineng is a rice barn. Even though

surrounding the house. On the right and

the family may no longer be working as

left side of this gate there are guardian

the elderly. The unique part of this building

farmers, they still put rice inside of the

statues with scary facial expressions.

is a carved peacock relief or Balinese ox

lumbung, as this barn represents the

Often they are a male and a female with

placed on the door or the window. These

wealth of the family.

both palms of hands in front of their

The Bale Daja is a building dedicated to

reliefs represent honor, maturity and great wisdom.

7. PAON (The Kitchen)

chests. This pose is the welcoming

The Paon’s literal meaning is the

gesture of Balinese people that is followed

3. BALE DANGIN (The East Building)

kitchen. The Paon consists of two parts,

by saying Om Swastiastu (the welcome

The Bale Dangin is an open-air building

the first one is an open-air section with

greeting).

with a single wall on the backside. With a

a wood fire oven, and the second part

single or a twin bed, this building is used

is a room where food and other cooking

to for Manusa Yadnya, a ritual ceremony

apparatus are kept.

dedicated to humans and aimed at cleansing the soul. 4. BALE DELOD (The South Building) The Bale Delod is a building for guests

8. PENUNGGUN KARANG (The Guardian Angel) This is another holy building in the

11. ALING-ALING (The Divider) Another unique part of Balinese architecture is the Aling-aling. As the Balinese people are very friendly in the sense that they always welcome guests, they prefer to never close the gate. To

house that is believed to be the place

be able to keep their privacy, instead of

who want to hang out or stay over night.

of the guardian angel of the house. It

having a fully closed gate the Balinese

Similar to the Bale Dangin, this is an open-

is believed that the guardian angel will

people build a small wall made of bricks

air structure with a single wall on the south

dismiss every single bit of negative energy

between the Angkul-angkul (gate) and the

side. The Bale Delod has a big wooden

from whoever tries to enter the house.

house yard called the Aling-aling, so that

bed in the center of it. 5. BALE DAUH (The West Building) The Bale Dauh is a building dedicated to

9. SUMUR (The Well)

someone outside will not be able to see

The well is the source of water for the

the people inside. „

house and is also believed to be the place

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LIFESTYLE&LEISURE

As Bali ali is a famous tourist destination, there are many places to buyy beautiful paintings to decorate the walls of your home. Along Kuta, Legian Legian, Seminyak Seminyak, Sanur Sanur, Nusa Dua Dua, g the streets in Kuta at the Sukawati Art Market, the Guwang Art Market, or at tour destinations such as Tanah Lot, there are many Balinese and modern paintings. 38

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PHOTO BY MADE SANDHI YULIARSA

ArtHUNTING


B

ut if you are not someone who wants a cheap

exploring because in the 15th century Bali was in its golden age

painting, and would like to collect paintings

under the Gelgel Kingdom - Klungkung.

that have a higher artistic value with good

At the time of the Gelgel Kingdom, Balinese painting was non-

quality instead, then you should spend some

commercial painting. There was only painting as a sacred art,

time in the various painting galleries in Batuan

because it was simply used as decoration in places of show, such

Village, Lod Tunduh, Pengosekan, Peliatan

as in the palaces of nobles and the temple, either as Umbul-Umbul,

and Ubud. In these galleries you can see the artwork of the most

Kober, Langse and Ider-Ider. The artist did not sell his painting to

talented Balinese painters, in the various painting styles of Bali

the general public, but the king guaranteed his family and the nobles

such as the Kamasan Classic Style, Batuan Classic Style, Ubud

a permanent job to decorate various palaces and temples they built.

Traditional Style, Pengosekan Traditional Style, Young Naive Style

Many villagers worked as Gelgel Kingdom painters, and the most

Art, or Modern style. There are also the works of Western artists and

famous was the Kamasan village located in the southern city of

other Indonesian painters who paint themes of Balinese life.

Klungkung Semarapura, where almost the entire population lived as

The history of Bali painting started a long time ago, before the

a painters, and some do even until now.

Balinese painting style was influenced by the Western style brought

The Kamasan style of painting is also called Kamasan Painting

by Walter Spies in the 1920s. Klungkung is the right place to start

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age of ancient Bali and hasn’t been influenced by Europeans or

is putting smallest detail that makes it seem very complicated. The

others. According to I Made Kanta (1977), the Kamasan style is a

Batuan Classical Style paintings theme of painting is mostly about

continuation of the tradition of painting wong-wongan (humans with

popular Balinese stories or taken from the epics of Ramayana or

the environment) up to the entry of Hinduism in Bali. The Kamasan

Mahabharatha, so to understand the paintings you must have the

painting style contains many elements of art and philosophical

proper knowledge of these poems. However, young artists paint

meanings taken from the Ramayana and Mahabratha. Other

lots of paintings describing more modern or non-traditional themes

characteristics of the Kamasan style come from the painting’s

such as the tourists surfing on Balinese beaches and such.

colors, which are usually taken from natural things; crushed bones

After the Dutch colonized Bali in 1908, Western scientists and

for white, charcoal for black, Taum grass for blue, and the Babakan

artists flocked to Bali invited by the King of Ubud Cokorda Sukawati,

Sunti wood for red. For yellow the color is taken from Pecan oil,

and along came musicians, choreographers, writers and painters.

which is then mixed with the traditional adhesive (called Ancur) that

The King of Ubud invited Western artists he knew to come and

attaches to the canvas. Classical Kamasan painting style uses only

settle in Ubud. Some of them were granted land to build a studio

two dimensions, length and width, while the objects are painted to

and home, such as Walter Spies, a painter and musician artist from

look like puppets.

Germany who arrived in 1920 and built a home (known as Hotel

The Batuan Classical painting is very similar to the Kamasan

Campuhan now). Miguel and Rosa Covarrubias from Mexico came

Classical Style; the difference is the media and colors used in the

to live in Bali in 1930. They wrote the book “The Island of Bali”.

painting. Batuan Style Classical paintings usually use paper as the

Rudolf Bonnet and Adrian Le Mayeur from Belgium came to live in

canvas for drawing, while the black colored Chinese ink is used

Bali later. In 1936 they founded the Pita Maha artist organization

for coloring to give contrasting impressions of light and dark. Now

with I Gusti Nyoman Lempad, I Sobrat and I Tegalan. The purpose

besides the Chinese ink used, the painters also used different colors

of this organization was to improve the quality of the artwork (there

but the dominant color is still black. Another feature of this painting

were 100 members at that time) and to help sell the artwork to

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PHOTO BY PUTU GEDE WIWIEN GUNAWASIKA

Spend some time in the various painting galleries in Batuan Village, Lod Tunduh, Pengosekan, Peliatan and Ubud.


the art-lovers in the West. More Western artists eventually came to

after they returned from working in the fields. They were free to paint

Bali: Theo Meier from Switzerland, anthropologist Jane Belo from

according to their own ideas, using the colors they liked. Their artwork

the United States, musician Colin McPhee in collaboration with

became known as the style of Young Artists or Naive Paintings, with

Anak Agung Gede Mandra from Peliatan doing new experiments in

the typical imagination of children who are innocent.

music. Hans Snell left the Dutch army, married Siti, and settled in

Now there is also the Indonesian Arts Institute in Yogyakarta and in

Ubud. Similarly Antonio Blanco, a painter from Catalunya in Spain

Denpasar, where so many of the painters who have graduated have

but born in the Philippines, married his Balinese model Ni Ronji and

produced new styles of painting, namely Modern or Contemporary,

then settled in Ubud.

be it a stream of Realists, Surrealists, Impressionists, and others.

The arrival of these Western artists influenced the style of painting that emerged in 1930, which was then known as the Ubud

Many still use traditional themes but paint in a modern style, such as I Nyoman Gunarsa, a painter from Klungkung.

Traditional Style and the Traditional Style Pengosekan. The theme

Along with the advancement of the art world, now rather than

has touched ordinary people and/or the events of daily life, such

paint on canvas some Balinese painters paint on various media

as the atmosphere in a village market, a religious ceremony in the

such as ceramics, shell eggs, and lately the most interesting is

temple, the work of farmers in the fields, and others. The colors

painting on textile fabrics, including silk painting on cloth, fabric

used are modern colors manufactured with a variety of colors. The

cotton, chiffon, and velvet fabric. Balinese artists have teamed up

results are paintings that take into account the three-dimensional

with fashion designers to collaborate between art and fashion. A

perspective. The famous painters in Ubud Traditional Style include

new perspective in the arts and fashion. Now many products are

Anak Agung Made Sobrat and I Dewa Nyoman Batuan.

produced in this art-fashion (Hand Painted Clothes), like kebaya

In the 1950s, Dutch painter Arie Smith began to take the children of farmers from the village of Penestanan and teach them to paint

painting, painting a dress, a shirt, and other clothes. „ Text by Anacaraka

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DINE&DELIGHTS

CREATIVE CUISINE

E

very year competition

The goal is to look standout and stay

afterthought. Serving outstanding coffee

among restaurateurs

different from the others. A cup of coffee

takes commitment, as you need good

grows more intense.

brewed with an antique hand-pulled

gear, great ingredients, and a skilled coffee

Restaurant, café and

espresso machine, the Indonesian delicacy

expert. Seniman Coffee Studio is the first

coffee shop owners

Gado-Gado executed with a sushi style

and the only coffee studio in Bali that

are stretching out in

presentation, coffee served in a recycled

knows exactly how to make a coffee that

interesting directions in pursuit of novel

jam bottle instead of a regular cup, sweet

will “wow” you. Seniman Coffee Studio

and innovative touches to distinguish their

treats presented on up-cycled glassware,

is devoted to serve well-sourced and

eatery business. ‘Think outside the box’

and delicious cocktails with ingredients to

well-made coffee drinks to rival any high-

is the basic philosophy when presenting

stimulate sex drive and fertility. These are

end espresso bar and coffee shop chain

a dining place that caters to ‘creativity’

movements toward creative and innovative

in town.

in their menu, design, and everything in

cuisine, and we’ve seen them recently at

between. Creative cuisine is associated

two places on the island that are definitely

David Sullivan and Rodney Glick, have

with a completely new menu or an

worth a closer look.

spent years in research and development,

existing menu that has been modified

The founders and the creative brains,

devising and refining their vision to

with innovative techniques to serve playful

SENIMAN COFFEE STUDIO

tastes that have never been tried before

Many restaurants and coffee shops do a

with their contemporary art and design

and often with a unique presentation.

terrible job with coffee, treating it as an

sensibility. The result is truly outstanding.

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integrate world-class coffee techniques

PHOTOS BOTH PAGES BY ARI MUSTIKAWATI

Exciting menu ideas, a unique presentation, and iconic interior designs are something that every creative dining place should offer for a delightful yet entertaining experience.


Entering Seniman is like stepping into an art gallery, with its rooms adorned with an antique Italian hand-pulled espresso machine, syphon, coffee bar with iconic rocking chairs, and upcycled glassware attractively arranged on the wall.

Unique preparation of coffee.

Entering Seniman is like stepping into an

best roasters including Sumatra, Sulawesi,

art gallery, with its rooms adorned with

Bali, Java, Flores, and Papua with plans to

an antique Italian hand-pulled espresso

rotate to allow other regions to showcase

machine, syphon, coffee bar with iconic

their harvests. A few selections of imported

rocking chairs, and up-cycled glassware

beans such as Rwanda Bourbon are also

attractively arranged on the wall. A big

available on the list.

wooden table where all kinds of magazines

Unlike other coffee shops with their

are found, a simple dining table, nice

typical automated ‘push button’ espresso

music in the background, all contribute

machine, each cup of Seniman coffee is

to the casual-homey character of this airy

expertly crafted by hand. Using syphon,

coffee studio. Every little detail, including

pour-over, hand-pulled espresso or Italian

the Seniman Store downstairs, is a

espresso methods, the barista brews and

pleasant work of art that everyone loves

consistently checks the temperature, the

to enjoy, appreciate, and finally take home

color, the thickness and aroma to deliver

as a souvenir. This place has a curated

perfectly extracted coffee without any

menu of beans from some of the country’s

bitterness. It’s a little bit of showmanship

Sushi style Gado-gado.

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The bar at Oazia SpaVodka.

that leads to one of the finest cups you’ll ever get. We started with a lighter roast coffee Flores Bajawa Ngura served with water and a local sweet on a creative colorful serving device, designed by the Seniman team. Lighter roast coffee has a bright, tangy, fruity and a little bit of acidity note. Followed by a Seniman Blend Latte – a mixture of rich Sumatra and Bali bean flavor, a Single Origin darker roast Bali Kintamani coffee that leaves sweet notes and strong aroma, and at last Coffee Granita – a glass of grated ice coffee with palm sugar served with whip cream, a perfect choice for a hot sunny day. Seniman’s menu deserves your special attention too. It offers selections of delicious dishes inspired by flavors and traditional foods from different regions of Indonesia to match the coffee

and Spicy Peanut Sauce. We also enjoyed

Peanut Sauce, and crispy Sumatra

experience. We were seduced by the

the Sulawesi Satay – delectable grilled

Spring Rolls served with cucumber

Java Gado-Gado served in an innovative

marinated Chicken Satay served with

pickles and pineapple chili dipping sauce.

presentation, imitating Japanese sushi

Rice Cake (popularly known as Ketupat or

As for dessert, we were addicted to

style – rolled blanched vegetables

Tipat), and four different dipping sauces

Chocolate+Nuts Brownie with its rich

accompanied by Fried Soy Cake, Tofu,

originating from Sulawesi; Colo-Colo,

premium chocolate flavor, the Alfajores

Sweet Omelet, Boiled Egg, Potato Curry,

Rica-Rica, Green Chili Paste, and Spicy

Biscuit – a delicious Argentinian treat with

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Oazia Spavodka offers a relaxing evening out in an intimate setting and with a playful sensuous ambience – dimmed light, chandeliers, the words ‘love, beauty, fun’ on chalk boards and the wall.

Dulce de Leche (candy of milk) coated with

restaurant and bar highlighting well-being

brilliantly artistic and sexy – caps hanging

powdered sugar, and sweet Cinnamon

cuisine for a holistic lifestyle. They believe

on the high thatch roof, clouds and blue sky

Spice Island.

in the value of eating nutritious food that

paintings on the wall, the sounds of dripping

provides more than sustenance for a

water on the pond, and lovely music in the

our coffee experience or as the founder

healthy body – it can also feed the soul,

air. It’s just a perfect place to kiss.

likes to say “caffeinated.” This is a highly

the mind, and even the skin. Each menu

recommended place that goes beyond

item at the restaurant has been tailored for

offers a dozen selections of food from

“regular or decaf?”

the tropical climate using only the freshest,

main course, appetizers, salads, soups

finest, ripest, and most expertly sourced

and desserts but enough to tempt you to

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Oazia Spavodka offers a relaxing

The menu isn’t overwhelming – it only

Caramelized Onion, Ginger, and Orange

evening out in an intimate setting and with

Zest for the entrée. The flavors meshed

Before calling Bali their spiritual home, two

a playful sensuous ambience – dimmed

perfectly – crunchy English Spinach,

dreamers Veronika and Julia traveled the

light, chandeliers, the words ‘love, beauty,

fresh Salmon meets the refreshing taste

world. With a global traveller mindset and

fun’ on chalk boards and the wall, black

of orange, ginger and onion. Shortly after

their adoration of the finer things in life –

and white dining sets and sofas with comfy

we were suggested to savor an ample

love, beauty, joy, art and delicious food,

cushions, and outdoor high-top chairs.

portion of Stir-Fried Prawns in Lemongrass

they created Oazia Spavodka – a designer

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including I’ve Got Love – a refreshing mix of fresh rambutan, (or lychee) lemon, mint and lemongrass with Russian Standard vodka served in a martini glass. It contains mint, said to stimulate the sex drive and boast fertility. The Secret Beach – with coconut punch, a mixture of fresh coconut water, lime, sugar cane juice and fresh ginger shaken with Russian Standard the secret of a natural stimulant to the Organic Vegetables and Mini Chicken

ingredients and cook them with plenty of

circulatory system from the raw ginger

Kotlety à la Russia with a side of Spinach

love. All is cooked to perfection.

root while you take a sip. And take notes

Mashed Potatoes. The tender chicken

Finally, what kind of Russian restaurant

on their entertaining weekly events–

patties were perfectly combined with

would it be without vodka? It’s an obvious

music and a special designed dinner at

sautéed mushroom in cream cheese. The

nod to the Russian culture that loves

reasonable price.

impressive dessert came out in a beautiful

vodka; they have always been a notorious

presentation - a dessert symphony, a

combination. We invigorated our palate

meal and great evening out with good

selection of three desserts; most-acclaimed

with the Dream Diet – a refreshing mixture

cocktails can be attained in such a hidden

Dark Chocolate Mousse – the happiness

of Rosemary infused Russian Standard

place, tucked away in a small street in

hormone injection, East meets West

vodka shaken with fresh grapefruit

Canggu. It’s a perfect discovery! „

sweet Chocolate Pancake with Balinese

juice and olive oil, served long over ice.

Text by Ari Mustikawati

Green Filling and Orange Marmalade, and

Rosemary is believed to be a powerful

the signature White Chocolate Cheese

aphrodisiac due to its ability to increase

Oazia Spavodka

Cake served with Strawberry Compote.

circulation and sensitivity to touch. The bar

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The mission of the cooking team remains

serves delicious selections of aphrodisiac

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the same the entire menu; use quality

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PHOTO COURTESY OF OAZIA SPAVODKA (TOP), BY ARI MUSTIKAWATI (BOTTOM)

vodka, served long over ice. It reveals


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The Sudamala Suites & Villas is one of the very few places to stay that has an art gallery in it. You can feel the touch of art throughout the whole resort, especially in the rooms.

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ALL PHOTOS COURTESY OF SUDAMALA SUITES & VILLAS

REST&RELAXATION


I

f Kuta and Seminyak are hip

WELCOME

and European (particularly Dutch). As

and busy while Ubud is tranquil,

Entering the Sudamala Suites & Villas you

I entered the resort I felt nostalgia for

Sanur is mix of both. It still

will instantly feel “welcomed”. There is no

my childhood and my grandmother’s

preserves its art and cultural

large gate, long hallway nor intimidating

house, which is strongly influenced by the

history, yet is modern and

maximum security. From the very front

Dutch era.

strategically located central

of the resort, the restaurant, the gallery

According to architect Putu Edy

to many of Bali’s other major tourist

façade and reception area are all public

Semara, he and the owner wanted the

destinations, for when you need to shop

spaces. The demarcation between the

resort to have something unique from an

or search for entertainment. Set in the

hotel plaza and sidewalk was purposely

architectural point of view, and I believe

calm and relaxed environment of Sanur on

done without boundaries, but just by

they succeeded in combining traditional

the east coast of Bali, where centuries of

elevation to provide a more open and

Balinese and coastal architecture very well.

Balinese art and cultural history have been

welcome feeling.

Highlighted by the use of materials in faded

nurtured, the Sudamala Suites & Villas

This two-storey building is influenced

offers the perfect home for a getaway.

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tacky, yet at the same time feels natural,

surrounding the Natah Saji courtyard offer

cooking. The restaurant features an

humble and non-pretentious.

many different views, shaded by lush

indoor air-conditioned seating area for 20

treetops. Catch an occasional glimpse

and an alfresco seating area for 48. An

of the performances taking place on the

additional 24 diners can be seated on the

The Sudamala has total of 34 rooms,

adjacent terrace together with the inviting,

terrace

consisting of 24 deluxe suites, 8 studio

magical sounds of Balinese music carried

Saji courtyard.

suites and 2 villas. Each suite is named

to your room by a soft breeze.

after a Balinese dance and decorated

The Legong Villa Suites, named after

of the gallery facing the Natah

The Natah Saji courtyard is the central courtyard at the Suites & Villas and

with a combination of contemporary and

the quintessential Balinese Dance, features

features beautiful lush landscaping with

exotic Balinese. The touch of Indonesian

plush king-size beds and a private living/

a paved area at either end that can be

ethnic design is instantly felt as soon as

dining room.

used for art and other performances. The

you stand at the colorful front door, as the whole room is decorated by paintings or

RESTAURANT AND EVENT

Indonesian traditional fabrics and even the

There’s only one restaurant here, the Ares

floor has an ethnic pattern.

Restaurant & Lounge, which is located

Natah Saji is also a beautiful backdrop for wedding ceremonies and other outdoor gatherings. After an afternoon swim you can chill

For the deluxe and studio suites

in front of the resort on the street side

out and have a drink at the Bale Suda

you can choose to have a private patio,

where a lot of people pass by. Ares is

Joglo Lounge, which is adjacent to the

private gazebo or private balcony. In the

named after the inner most core of the

Natah Saji courtyard. This beautiful hand-

deluxe suites, enjoy some much needed

banana stem; a traditional ingredient in

carved structure stands proudly by the

down-time in your very own “Bale Begong”

Balinese cuisine. Ares serves traditional

swimming pool, providing guests with a

pergola soothed by the calming distant sea

Balinese cuisine as well as international

serene location for an afternoon drink or

breeze or the view of the central courtyard

favorites. Authentic recipes and spices

for those seeking refuge from the sun, and

from your balcony. The 24 Deluxe Suites

are the key to serving genuine Balinese

can seat up to 20 people.

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THE ROOMS


THE SPA The Sudajiva’s treatments are designed to restore balance and harmony between the body and mind in an ambiance of beauty, grace and tranquility. With spa products specially blended from natural elements found in the island, Sudajiva will redefine your spa experience. They use Pevonia Botanica products that have been proven effective and deliver outstanding skin health, radiance and rejuvenation for all skin types. It has 4 treatment rooms and each room has an outdoor bathtub and / or shower. It was my first experience bathing under the sun while seeing a butterfly perched on a flower. It was a unique experience. The place is enclosed with high walls of course, so no one can take a peek at you. The Sudajiva also provides scheduled and private yoga classes wherein guests can indulge themselves in scheduled complimentary classes. The Sudamala hopes that with this memento guests will be able to do by themselves the regular practice of simple yogic postures, which can increase stamina and balance, enhance concentration and mental clarity and strengthen their body, while increasing flexibility and serenity of mind.

THE ACTIVITIES While at the Sudamala, you can enjoy art at the Sudakara ArtSpace, a contemporary art space with over 250 square meters of exhibition area for art and cultural

tree on the lawn, or on the terrace of the

presentations. The Sudakara ArtSpace

restaurant.

Thinking of buying souvenirs for your family and friends back home? No need

showcases works from Indonesian artists

If you’re feeling beachy, the nearest

and foreign artists based in Bali, and is an

beach is only 500 meters away, so you

own boutique shop that offers a choice

art destination in Sanur not to be missed.

can walk or rent a bicycle.

of unique and exclusive handicrafts and

While staying at the Sudamala Suites

Peaceful Sanur stretches for nearly

to go far since the Sudamala provides its

artwork. Don’t forget to buy one for

& Villas guests can also enjoy many other

20 kilometers along Bali’s east coast

yourself so you can always remember your

activities including complimentary yoga

and offers plenty of shops and cultural

visit to the artsy Sudamala. „

classes, a stimulating splash in the crystal

destinations for you. Places of interest

clear waters of the swimming pool, or

include the Le Mayeur Museum, the

Sudamala Suites & Villas

enjoying quiet time with a good book

Prasasti Blanjong- an inscribed ancient

Jl. Sudamala no. 20, Sanur

wherever they feel like; in the library, at

stone pillar dating back to 913 AD, Sindhu

(0361) 288-555

the poolside Bale Suda Lounge, under a

Beach and much more.

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PONDERINGPOINT

KEEP BALI CLEAN

Any mention of Bali immediately conjures up an image of an idyllic tropical island with bright, vivacious colours – these are the hallmark of Balinese paintings, sculptures, furnishings and textiles, and lend a touch of exuberance and the demonic primitive to this exotic little isle.

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B

ut there’s a smudge on that picture-perfect

a steep hill unless there’s gold at the end of the rainbow. Maybe

postcard. Some of that color is no longer

they need to look at this from an economic point of view. As the

bright, though it’s just as striking, and it’s

rubbish builds up some of the magic of this paradise will begin to

made up of discarded crisp packets, Coke

fade. They need to protect the island as much as possible - keep it

cans, ice cream wrappers, scrunched-up

clean and keep the tourists coming back.

cigarette packets, and empty bottles, and it

If they don’t get a grip on it now it will eventually be so

seems now like it’s everywhere you look. When you live here, you

obtrusive it will become a talking point, sooner or later. Nothing like

become anaesthetised and hardly even notice it.

a mound of rotting debris to spoil the mood and put you off your

Of course it’s an age-old Asian disease, that strange combination of natural beauty, breath-taking scenery, wildlife, and rubbish; lots

Tuna Carpaccio or fresh Calamari. So what’s the solution? More garbage trucks for one, however

and lots of rubbish. Piled up on the side of the roads, stacked up on

much they may add to the congestion problems. And rubbish bins,

street corners, strewn around every bit of wasteland, dumped in all

which do exist but on a very small scale. And the rarity of them

the roadside ditches, floating in the rivers, and worse of all, drifting

often means that they are overflowing, and thus become mere

out to sea en masse.

target zones for more rubbish, just like mounds of garbage that

Has this become something we expect and thus accept, something we regard as irreversible, or do we just think that the problem will go away if we stare straight ahead and just keep

become a type of natural skip. Street-walking garbage men, who I’ve never seen here, would also be a help. But the greatest change that can be implemented is changing

walking? Many times I’ve sat and marvelled at a tranquil setting,

peoples’ attitudes. We are living in a media-controlled world and

only to then spot discarded plastic bags and other such items that

maybe a big poster campaign, ubiquitous and incessant, may

tend to spoil the ambience somewhat.

yield results in the long term. It worked in England, why not here?

In fairness, most of the Westerners I’ve encountered who live

Policing and forcing the issue is a short term measure and is

here take care with their litter and are conscious of the need to

difficult to sustain – you cannot keep sweeping up after people

maintain and upkeep the environment - this has been inbred in us

indefinitely. However, if there’s a shift in the collective conscience,

in our own countries through persistent repetition in the media and

the results will be felt in a very practical sense, and the people will

considerable government campaigns.

‘police’ themselves, ensuing in long term and definitive change.

Is it the tourists? If it is, there’s a simple solution – zero

Things may not be at a critical level just yet, but things can

tolerance. Instant on-the-spot fines for any littering. Sure, at first

escalate very quickly. We’re all responsible for looking after this

there will be some sticky situations, any venture of this enormity

slice of paradise, and the time to put things in motion is now,

will have its teething problems, but eventually the message will get

not when it’s too late. Natural beauty and an exotic island is a

through.

wondrous thing – it would be sacrilegious to spoil this one simply

What about the locals? The majority of Balinese that I’ve encountered are proud of their island, effusive in showing it off,

because we’re too lazy to walk to a bin. „ Text by Daniel Leemon

and they’re world-famous for the beauty of their craftsmanship – they are driven by aesthetics and they take great pride in general appearances. But I’ve personally witnessed countless occasions where food wrapping and other such items are casually discarded without a second glance. Of course this can be a delicate subject, complicated by the day-to-day worries of the average Indonesian. It’s difficult to get people who are struggling to make ends meet and whose only

Want to share your critical ideas and opinions on current

concern is to feed their family to feel bad about littering. But should

affairs surrounding culture, environment, hospitality, tourism

the two be mutually exclusive?

and travel of Bali the Indonesian Archipelago? Email your

What about the powers-that-be? In my experience they tend

thoughts to editor@baliandbeyond.co.id.

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FOTOFOLIO

ARTISTIC JOURNEY “Mencapai Puncak” by Putu Edy Asmara Putra 2011, 170 x 140 cm, acrylic and ink on canvas

This month’s FotoFolio features 7 contemporary Balinese artists who have showcased their artwork in Sudakara ArtSpace. Each creative process can be referred to as the journey of the artist, and by enjoying their art we are carried away in this journey of curiosity, wonderment and awe. www.sudakaraartspace.com 54

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“Banyan Tree” by Dayu Bulan Oka, 2012, 153 x 109 cm, acrylic on canvas

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“Ngelawang” by Teja Astawa 2011, 150 x 200 cm, acrylic on canvas

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“All the World’s a Stage” by Tatang BSP, 2012, 140 x 180 cm, oil on canvas 58

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“Arrrgghh” by Ida Bagus Purwa 2012, 200 x 230 cm, oil, charcoal, acrylic on canvas

“Massa” by Made Djirna, 2011, 140 x 200 cm, oil on canvas

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“Hermes” by Wayan Sujana Suklu 2011, 150 x 200 cm, charcoal, acrylic, pentel on canvas

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ACTION&ATTRACTION

Fine

Adjacent to the best-kept secret beauty of Saba Beach in Gianyar, there’s a factory that produces local grapes into local wines that are ready to compete with the current market-dominating imported wines.

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THIS PAGE PHOTO COURTESY OF SABABAY FACIING PAGE : FARMERS PHOTOS COURTESY OF SABABAY, FACTORY PHOTOS BY DEVISHANTY

Wine


Clockwise : Farmers harvest the grapes, and then the grapes are processed into wine in the factory.

By producing local wine, the Sababay Winery is not merely chasing benefits but also creating a business that is economically, socially and environmentally sustainable, empowering farmers and creating more employment.

I

was as excited as Charlie in “Willy Wonka and the

been partnering with Buleleng farmers to introduce international

Chocolate Factory” when I got invited by the Sababay

viticulture standards, thereby improving grape quality for

Winery to have a tour. I wondered what would be in

winemaking as well as increasing family incomes for farmers. They

there, would there be Oompa Loompas or a wine river?

created fair trade and pay a higher price to the farmers, much

Of course not. I guess the child in me hasn’t gone

higher than the farmers received from buyers who set the price

away. But it is always exciting though, when given

opportunity to take a look closer at the process of something we enjoy every now and then. Until we see it we’ll never how that in

very low. The poor farmers couldn’t do anything because they didn’t know where else to go and also lacked marketing skills. By producing local wine, the Sababay Winery is not merely

every product we hold, it has gone through some complicated

chasing benefits but also creating a business that is economically,

process beforehand.

socially and environmentally sustainable, empowering farmers

And so that morning I went to the Sababay Winery in Gianyar. They had just received about 5 tons of freshly picked grapes from farmers in Buleleng and were ready to make some wine. In recent years the founders of the Sababay Winery have

and creating more employment. It can utilize as many as 20,000 workers for a 1,000-hectare farm. In terms of the ecosystem, the Buleleng region in North Bali, particularly the Gerokgak, Seririt and Banjar areas are BALI&BEYOND OCTOBER 2012

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quite suitable for vineyards. Due to reduced water resources

believed to have been introduced by the Dutch, and have been

for agricultural fields, vineyards are an appropriate alternative to

grown in this area by subsistence farmers for over a hundred years. The factory is located in Gianyar, not far from the vineyards

with the cultivation of grapes, as this time was the heyday before

and utilizes the most modern winemaking techniques and organic

the invasion of imported wines into the domestic market.

processes to transform Bali’s traditional grapes into naturally

For a long time, this fertile and promising grape farm wasn’t

delicious and well-balanced red, rose and white wines.

managed well. The farmers sold their harvest to the previous buyer

Sababay’s quality wines are produced in a tropical climate

for a really cheap price, only because they don’t know where else

near the equator, which allows the grapes to grow all year round,

to go. Uncertain price fluctuations, uncertainty of the market to

compared to only once a year harvests in the world’s more

absorb the product, the characteristic of fresh grapes that cannot

temperate climates. Grapes come in all year around so it was

last long, changes in climate patterns, expensive production, no

designed to accommodate the farmers’ crops on a regular basis

maximum care and lack of innovation in farming techniques and

and to be able to blend the different “vintages” in order to maintain

pests also become problems for them. Often these farmers were

consistent quality.

also trapped in high-interest loans. By now getting managed by

Not like any other “local” winery, which produces their wine

Sababay, these farmers received assurance that their harvest will

in Indonesia but imports the grape extract, only Sababay uses

always be accommodated throughout the year. This way Sababay

authentic local grapes planted in Buleleng farms. But they do

is also giving back to the community.

import top of the range French equipment to assure soft treatment

Above the emerald rice terraces and far away from the

of the grapes prior to fermentation. This stage is crucial as they are

renowned tourist beaches, Bali’s traditional big, round juicy grapes

dealing with local grapes with thick skins and large pops and any

have been grown for generations in rich, arid soil nestled among

roughness will result in low quality juice with plenty of astringency.

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Fermentation is conducted in temperature controlled stainless tanks and, after clarification and filtration, bottling completes the

PHOTO COURTESY OF SABABAY

replace rice crops. Since the 1980s, farmers have been familiar


processing. Every step of the way the products are analyzed in

when served chilled. The grape is de-stemmed, crushed and

the laboratory, which is also a sensory evaluation room where the

spends a short period of maceration on skins before being gently

wines are tasted and where blends are decided. Once bottled, the

pressed off. The pink juice is cold fermented in stainless steel

wines are kept in cool rooms.

tanks for a week. The resulting wine is then stabilized, clarified and

Currently Sababay produces two kinds of wines. One is Black Velvet, a red wine with brilliant dark ruby red tones and a bouquet

bottled without delay. What’s unique with these wines are they are also good when

of ripe berry fruits, plums, roasted oak and a hint of nutmeg,

paired with Indonesian cuisine such as Sate Lilit, Gado-gado,

light bodied with a savory palate and long spicy fruit flavors. The

Ayam Pepes and even Rendang. When I went there for my wine

grape is de-stemmed, crushed and cold fermented in stainless

tasting they paired it with cassava and spring roll. It was very good.

steel tanks for 3 days before being gently pressed off skins. Upon

The winery with its tiled flooring and walls, its beautiful lined

completion of fermentation, the wine is further kept in contact with

up stainless steel tanks, its magnificent window bay, and the

French oak before being stabilized, clarified and bottled. All of the

lush garden all around, is quite an impressive site for all visitors.

red wines are subsequently bottle aged in a temperature controlled

A complete guided tour of the winery is available upon advanced

cellar and are best enjoyed upon release and slightly chilled.

request. Curious now to see what’s inside and drink all the

The second one is Pink Blossom, a Rose wine with brilliant

wines?

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cerise tones with an abundance of fresh berry fruits, lychee and guava aromas. Generous and persistent exotic fruit characters on

Sababay Winery

the palate with a refreshing crisp finish, this is an aromatic Rose

Prof. Doktor Ida Bagus Mantra Jl. Bypass no. 333x Gianyar

style that will suit any menu and is a great choice as an aperitif.

(0361) 949-099

Pink Blossom is designed to be enjoyed young and is at its best

www.sababaywinery.com

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There is a lot to see in Southern Sumatra : Ranau Lake, Bengkulu, Pasemah Highlands, Pagaralam and more beautiful places that surely make you want to go back.

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T

he lake stretches before me in a sheet of steely grey water. Small boats creep across the glassy surface and skeins of white mist cling to the

green ridges that rise on either side. To the west the smooth cone of Mount Seminung rises, and olive-grey monkeys shift through the branches of the trees. I am standing on the shores of Ranau Lake, a large lake locked in the jungle-clad hills of Southern Sumatra. It is a beautiful, peaceful place, and there is not another traveler in sight. Sumatra is a land of superlatives. A great green oblong, tilting at the Indian Ocean, it is the world’s sixth largest island, a place studded with towering volcanoes and speckled with lakes. Most travelers stick to the string of fine attractions in striking distance of the heaving northern city of Medan – Toba Lake, Lawang Hill, and Berastagi – while others head for Padang to trek the nearby mountains or the jungle trails of the offshore Mentawai Islands. But I am here to explore Sumatra’s forgotten side; the great sweep of the southern provinces where the tracks

The Ranau Lake, deep in the hills of southern Sumatra, with the Mount Seminung in the background.

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On the other side of Tanjung Tinggi is Tanjung Kelayang Beach, which is known for its view of

The enigmatic redbrick temples of Muara Jambi, once the seat of a great Hindu-Buddhist kingdom, deep in the forests of Jambi province.

remain resolutely unbeaten.

the British government, and many of the

is blowing, and the light of a steely dawn

men sent to run the place died of fever and

is leaching into the South Sumatra skies.

Lampung and South Sumatra provinces,

alcoholism. Today it is a sleepy, friendly

I am approaching the summit of Mount

is my first stop. Lack of temples

town, studded with echoes of an earlier

Dempo, the 3,173-meter mountain that

notwithstanding, the setting reminds me

age. I explore the tranquil cemetery where

looms over these green uplands.

of Bali’s Batur Lake – but the locals tell me

the crooked graves of soldiers and civilians

tigers still slip down into the villages from

stand amongst the tall grass and admire

of Pagaralam, I explored waterfalls and

time to time. Villages built on stilts – an

the rusting cannons on the ramparts of

villages of carved teakwood then picked

anti-tiger defense – stand amongst the

Fort Marlborough, an imposing hulk of

my way through the rice fields to find the

trees, and the potholed roads that loop

masonry looking out across the red roofs

enigmatic 2000-year-old megaliths that dot

around the shores are free from traffic.

of the old town to the empty sweep of the

the countryside. This region, the Pasemah

ocean and the dark line of the Barisan Hill.

Highlands of the South Sumatra province,

Ranau Lake, on the borders of the

Ranau Lake is cradled in the hills of the

After arriving in the cool township

Barisan Hill, a great ridge of mountains

The most famous British resident of

that stretches along the entire length of

Bengkulu was Thomas Stamford Raffles,

find myself wondering why so few tourists

Sumatra, walling off the rugged west coast

who founded Singapore while serving as

come here.

from the forested flatlands to the east.

governor there. After taking up the post

After leaving the lake I cut through these

in 1818, he set out on an expedition into

presence of Mount Dempo, and now I am

hills and head north past stormy beaches

the mountains, discovering the famous

approaching the summit in the company

to Bengkulu, a sleepy little city with a very

Rafflesia, the world’s biggest – and

of a local mountaineering enthusiast

strange history. While most of Indonesia

smelliest – flower along the way. After a

called Maman. We set out at midnight

was once a Dutch colony, Bengkulu and

few days of exploring Bengkulu I set out to

from the trailhead deep in the sprawling

the surrounding province that bears its

follow in his footsteps.

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The great sweep of the Pasemah

is a place of tea gardens and fresh air. I

The area is dominated by the looming

clambering through the dense forest

Highlands lies far beneath me under a

in the hours of darkness. Maman tells

blanket of creamy clouds. A bitter wind

me that the mountain was traditionally


European explorers first came across this place in the 19th century. Since then the central temples have been restored but there are hundreds of other structures out in the forest, some only recently discovered.

Fort Marlborough, the main base for the British in Bengkulu, was completed in 1717. It was later used by the Dutch, and by the Japanese in World War II. Today it still dominates the old parts of Bengkulu.

viewed as the receptacle for the souls

see the pale coastline of the Bengkulu

of departed ancestors, ruled over by a

province.

deity called Puyung Raja Nyawe. Finally

Once I descend from the mountain my

we are approaching our goal, passing

journey takes me east to Palembang, the

through stunted bushes cloaked with the

seething capital of South Sumatra and

grey-green lichen known here as jengot

once the seat of an independent Malay

angin, “the beard of the wind”. It has been

kingdom. This is a watery down, straddling

a hard climb, but the view is worth it. The

the banks of the great Musi River. I make

mountain is a dormant volcano and from

my escape by boat, heading downstream

the summit we look down on a deep,

to the beaches of nearby Bangka Island.

lake-filled crater. To the east the coppery

A handful of low-key resorts dot the coast

clouds are melting over the highlands, and

here, but there are no other tourists in sight

the dark ridges of the Bukit Barisan rise like

so I can relax and let my Dempo blisters

shark fins. To the west meanwhile, beyond

heal in splendid isolation.

a descending tangle of green ridges I can

Beyond Bangka I return to the

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SOUTHERN SUMATRA JAMBI

Mukomuko Sekayu

Pangkalanbalai

PALEMBANG

Tes Lubuklinggau

Muarabeliti

Argamakmur

Kayuagung

Prabumulih Curup Muaraenim

Kepahiang

Lahat

BENGKULU

Pagaralam

Tais

Baturaja

Blambanganumpu

Manna

Bintuhan

Menggala

Kotabun

INDONESIA

Gunungsugih Liwa

Enggano Island

Sukadana

Metro

BANDAR LAMPUNG Kotaagung

-

Kalianda

Legundi Island Tabuan Island

Sebuku Island Sebesi Island

mainland and head north towards my final

that passed through the Straits of Melaka.

destination in this unexplored quarter of

Far from the mountainous sources of

Sumatra.

basalt, the rulers built their massive temple

The jungle stretches away on either

R

SUNDA STRAIT

complexes from red brick, and when the

side, full of furious insect noise. The air

kingdom collapsed in the 13th century the

water. I sit down at the edge of a bamboo

is damp and clammy, and very still, and

jungle took over, the buildings crumbled,

bridge to watch him work. Muara Jambi

I wonder nervously for a moment about

and the Melayu was forgotten.

is a far cry from the crowded relics of

those tigers. I am standing in a clearing

European explorers first came across

Indonesia’s other ancient civilizations at

in the forest at Muara Jambi, feeling a

this place in the 19th century. Since then

Borobudur and Prambanan in Java, and

little like Indiana Jones. Before me lies a

the central temples have been restored

indeed the whole of this untraveled region

chaos of tumbled red bricks and knotted

but there are hundreds of other structures

is a world away from tour bus routes and

creepers – I am looking out over the ruins

out in the forest, some only recently

beaten tracks. But my journey has taken in

of a civilization.

discovered.

everything from white beaches to mountain

This spot, 25 kilometers from the

As I wander alone along the forest

peaks, Buddhist temples to colonial relics,

modern regional capital of Jambi, was the

trails, fragments of 1,000-year-old pottery

and all along the way I was met with a

seat of the Melayu Kingdom in the 11th

crunch beneath my feet. Eventually I

warm welcome from local people, eager to

and 12th centuries. This powerful Hindu-

emerge beside a narrow creek where

welcome travelers to their forgotten corner

Buddhist realm ruled over a vast swathe of

a local villager is dipping a cantilevered

of Indonesia. I’m sure I will be back! „

territory, and controlled much of the trade

Chinese-style fishing net into the green

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CAPITALCORNER

Sharing and Caring in Kedai Through Kedai, Tika has a hidden agenda to drive people to create. To draw something. Write something. Sing something.

A

nyone that has

rebel, to bake,” and let the shabby yet

wanted to revive the memory of the lively

watched the movie

friendly space become a hub for people’s

coffee culture she experienced when

“Stranger than

movement and activity. She would trade

she was studying art in Seattle in the

Fiction” would be

her delish cookies and pastries not just for

late 1990s. Yet she recalled that she

familiar with the

money but for anything: a guitar or just a

was disheartened to see that they sold

character Ana Pascal,

smile from her regulars.

Indonesian coffee for US$2 or equal to Rp.

the love-interest of protagonist super-

Songstress and all in-between, Kartika

30,000 per cup. “The price was nothing for

strict taxman Harold Crick. Ms. Pascal,

Jahja opened Kedai back in August of

played by the lovely Maggie Gyllenhaal, is

2008 with a similar spirit. Her concept was

a Yale Law School drop out who finds her

born out of her concern that Indonesia

midst of Starbucks fever. That made her

textbooks puffed up with recipes and then

could not enjoy its own outstandingly

miss her time in Seattle where everyone

discovers that baking is her true passion.

rich, domestic variant of coffee although

had their own favorite coffee house and

She decided that she doesn’t have to go

the country is one of the largest coffee

didn’t feel obliged to dress up. Thus

to court to improve the world’s condition

producers in the world. Why should people

she aspired to make her own warm and

and/or to make everyone happy.

pay almost twenty times the price because

unpretentious coffee house that could be

sellers should purchase Indonesian roasted

like a second home to her customers.

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coffee from abroad. Tika, which is her nickname, also

them there, but here?” she questioned. She returned home to Indonesia in the

Tika’s choice of interior design was quite rare back then when the minimalist-


Unique usage of recycled materials such as rice colanders cover lamps and rustic drums replace table legs.

sleek-modern look dominated the market.

window panels. Inside a chandelier

Having found herself intimidated by such

adorned with spoons and forks hangs

consultant recommended that she choose

a style, she vowed to let people wear their

in the corner, an old sewing machine

another interior style: straight minimalist

own skin when dropping in at her place.

functions as table on which a jar of

or pure ethnic, but not the combination

Tika created a friendly atmosphere in Kedai

cigarettes stands on top, rice colanders

of both. But Tika decided to go on with

by combining every quirky piece of home

cover lamps and rustic drums replace table

her own plan. She was surprised to see

furnishing she already owned and a wide

legs. Tika claimed that she discovered

that the concept of re-purposed objects

selection of warm toned colors.

many of the objects at flea markets or at

became the main attraction of Kedai.

But that alone won’t make Kedai stand out in the current crowd of vintage,

her grandmother’s house.

She hesitated at first because one

Tika’s sense of humor is evident in the

Tika has been fond of the concept of

way she has named foods and beverages

shabby cafés. Kedai holds its unique

re-purposing since years ago. In 2001 she

on the menu, which is mostly Indonesian.

position because of the usage of recycled

had an interior design business promoting

They are tacky names like Rayuan Maut

materials. She calls it “re-purpose”, a

this concept but she was forced to close it

(guava, pineapple, strawberry mixed juice)

practice of using items that were first

after clients duplicated her idea and mass-

and Nasi Goreng Jumat Kliwon (anchovy-

produced for other, different objectives.

produced it. “In 2008 when I was about

birds-eye chili seasoned fried rice), which

Instant examples can be seen even

to open Kedai, I thought to make this as a

will bring thoughts of 1970s horror movies

before entering Kedai. Tika utilized wood

showroom of re-purposed objects as well,”

and some phrases that can be read on

from used crates and turned them into

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Tika claimed that she discovered many of the objects at flea markets or at her grandmother’s house. She has been fond of the concept of re-purposing since years ago. Again, she emphasized the need for every

because everything can be used as a

that runs a fair trade transaction. The

business to reflect its owner’s character in

resource, everything as a stimulus. She

supplier cut the long supply chain by

her decision to serve Indonesian food.

is not against factory made items, but

purchasing coffee directly from the

“If I want to serve European or other

Tika declares that pre-loved things have

farmers. She’s delighted now to witness

countries’ food it should be the best, and I

more soul compared to mass-produced

the mushrooming of other coffee shops

don’t know how to cook it, but I can make

products.

such as Anomali Coffee and Coffeewar

the best bakwan (East Java’s variation

To fulfill her intentions, Tika welcomes

that are selling Indonesia’s single origin

of bakso broth) in town so I’d just better

her customers to hold workshops and

coffee and paying close attention to their

focus on that,” she said.

share their knowledge at Kedai. She has

coffee and the welfare of the farmers.

Through Kedai, Tika has a hidden

held writing, photography, woodcutting and

agenda to drive people to create. To

film workshops there, attended by her loyal

people to appreciate your work as long

draw something. Write something. Sing

customers. Previously the upper floor of

as you’re sincere in doing it,” said Tika

something. Tika wanted to light the

Kedai was intended for that purpose but the

conclusively. „

bulb of creativity inside people’s head

activity has been put on hold for a while.

Text and Photos by Shinta Eka

and make them aware that they can do

“The lesson I learned is that you’ll get

Her other goal is to benefit all people

the same thing. Tika wanted to show

related to Kedai. Tika chose a mind

Kedai

that they don’t have to spend a large

conscious business scheme and picked

Jl. Benda no. 89, South Jakarta

sum of money to incarnate their ideas

Merdeka Coffee, a Sentul-based supplier

(021) 781-9945

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BEYONDUPDATES

FLY ME TO PARIS Accor Hotels in Bali and Lombok, Malaysia and Singapore are giving away a free holiday to the romantic city of Paris in France for two lucky winners (inclusive of a return flight on Garuda Indonesia or KLM Royal Dutch Airlines) and 4 days/3 nights accommodation in an Accor hotel. The two lucky monthly winners will also get the chance to win hot electronic gadgets such as a Samsung Galaxy SIII, IPad3 and a free stay in Accor Hotels in one of the 3 countries. Travellers can choose from any of the 20 participating hotels in Bali, Lombok, Malaysia and Singapore offering both city and leisure destinations. Furthermore, Le Club Accorhotels and Accor Advantage Plus members booking the “Fly Me to Paris” promotion will be eligible for triple points on stays before December 31, 2012, and double chances at the lucky draw. www.accorhotels.com/flymetoparis

NEW FAVORITE Aston International recently opened its first trendy select service favehotel in Yogyakarta. The new “fave” enjoys one of the best locations in Yogyakarta and is no more than 5 minutes from Fort Vredeburg and the Yogya Expo Center, making it equally interesting for tourists and business travelers alike. With 101 fun, fresh and friendly rooms, Yogyakarta’s first fave aims to bring edgy design and unprecedented levels of service to the city’s budget hotel market, and affords facilities and amenities usually associated with more costly hotels such as an attractive and contemporary hotel lobby, a stylish meeting rooms and an eclectic café. www.favehotels.com

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Century Park Hotel recently received an honorable appreciation award from Tripadvisor as one of the top ranked properties in Jakarta (according to a recent report from comScore in 2012). “With more than two decades of experience in the hotelier industry, we are not only one of the top well-known four star hotels in Jakarta for our guests, but also within the online communities we are trusted as one of the top ranked properties as reported by TripAdvisor. com,” said Mr. Bilal Chamsine, General Manager of the Century Park Hotel. TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. Century Park Hotel, Jalan Pintu Satu Senayan, Jakarta, (021) 571-2041; www.atletcentury.com

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DINE & SPA FOR CHARITY Ayana Resort and Spa Bali in partnership with the R.O.L.E Foundation are organizing their second annual ‘ROLE MODELS’ program, training fourteen underprivileged Indonesian women as Food & Beverage servers, Cooks, or Spa Therapists. The trainees will then host a ROLE Models charity dinner at the Dava restaurant on October 6. Meanwhile, the Spa will offer a ‘ROLE Models Upgrade’ throughout the month of October, with guests able to add a short massage from a trainee on to their spa treatment at a nominal cost. All proceeds from the ROLE Models dinner and spa experiences will go to the R.O.L.E Foundation to support vocational training programs at the Foundation’s Nusa Dua campus. fb.reservation@ayanaresort.com www.rolefoundation.org

BALINALE 2012 Balinale International Film Festival from October 22 to 28 will launch with the new digital Cinema XXI at The Beachwalk. The event celebrates the art of film with a special selection of feature length and short films. Balinale 2012 received a record number of submissions from 24 countries and extended official invitations to be included in its diverse international film program. With a long history of supporting established and aspiring local filmmakers, the festival aims to provide a platform for Indonesians to show their films to an international audience, network with industry professionals, and discover new talent. The 6th annual festival program includes film industry forums, gourmet cinema, daily seminars, a free children’s film program, and a series of educational workshops. This year they will also be launching a VSS (Very Small Screen) Film Competition. www.balinale.com

St. Regis Bali Resort presents an exquisite culinary experience with the exclusive Champagne Duval - Leroy and Sturia Caviar on October 13 starting at 7 p.m. The distinctive evening will begin with a cocktail and canapé reception at the King Cole Bar followed by a lavish seven course dinner at 7.30 p.m. at the Astor Ballroom. Each course will be specially prepared by Executive Chef Agung Ardiawan and will truly reflect the elegance and sumptuousness of Caviar and Champagne. St. Regis Bali Kawasa Pariwisata Nusa Dua (0361) 847-8111 www.stregis.com/bali 78

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UBUD WRITERS & READERS FESTIVAL The Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, which started in 2004, will soon have its 9th year in Ubud. Delivering the most exciting and diverse programs to date, the 2012 Ubud Readers & Writers Festival will feature Indonesian writers such as Riri Riza, Happy Salma, Mira Lesmana, Todung Mulya Lubis, Rio Helmi, Ketut Yuliarsa, Butet Manutung and Iswadi Pratama. This year the festival introduces the Art & Food Market, a venue where writers and the audience can wind down overlooking the gorgeous Tjampuhan Ridge. The market features the ‘Rumah Baca/Reading Room’ with a program of special readings and a showcase of Endek cloth, batik, painting, sculpture and jewelry from Ubud artisans. www.ubudwritersfestival.com

AIM FOR HOLE IN ONE GolfLink Resorts Pecatu – New Kuta Golf will celebrate its 5th anniversary from October 5 - 6. On October 5 the opening ceremony will be led by Mr. B. Rajakulasingham, the General Manager of New Kuta Golf, with all of the management and staff attending. During October 6 there will be two shotgun starts, with morning and afternoon tee times, followed by a gala dinner at The Link Restaurant. There will be many attractive door prizes, including 3 Hole In-One cars, a Rp 300.000.000,- hole in-one BNI bank account, and 4 motorbikes as the grand lucky draw prizes. Golflink Resorts – New Kuta Golf Jalan Raya Uluwatu, Banjar Dinas Kauh, Kawasan Pecatu Indah Resort, Pecatu, (0361) 848-1333; www.newkutagolf.com

Four Seasons Resorts Bali presents two exceptional dining occasions on October 5 at the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay and on October 6 at the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, with one of the most prestigious wine estates from California, Silver Oak. Wines featured at both dinners will include the Sauvignon Blanc Twomey Cellar Napa Valley 2011, Cabernet Sauvignon Silver Oak Napa Valley 2007, Cabernet Sauvignon Silver Oak Alexander Valley 2007 and Merlot Twomey Cellar Napa Valley 2007. For reservations, call Cynthia Sitompul on +62 361 701 010 ext 8404 or email at cynthia.sitompul@fourseasons.com, Ratna Puriningsih on +62 361 977 577 ext 8003 or email at ratna.puriningsih@fourseasons.com 80

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The Bella Donna Group supported by Martha Tilaar Group and Forever Jewelry presented a comprehensive and inspirational wedding exhibition at the InterContinental Resort Bali from August 31 - September 2. This second exhibition organized by the Bella Donna Group answers the needs of future bride and grooms. The exhibition was opened by the spouse of the Governor of Bali, Mrs. Ayu Pastika, and the fashion show featured top designers such as Adjie Notonegoro, Billy Tjong, Chenny Han, Monika Weber, Widhi Budimulia, Agnes Budhisurya, Hengki Kawilarang, Tjok Abi, and Ali Charisma as well as the collaboration of Intan Avantie and Anne Avantie.

FESTIVE CELEBRATION Inna Grand Bali Beach, Sanur celebrated the 67th Indonesian Independence Day in conjunction with its 46th anniversary on August 17. The festive day started with a flagraising ceremony in front of the hotel lobby, then was followed by fun games and a variety of traditional games such as a traditional box “nyuun keben” race, a sack race, climbing a Pedanan tree and much more. The hotel employees also performed Balinese traditional instrumental “Baleganjur” during the event. www.innagrandbalibeach.com

TEMPLE CEREMONY Bali Hyatt held a temple ceremony at the “Manik Segara Temple” as a special occasion for its Hindu employees on August 30-31. On August 30 they had a purification ceremony accompanied by a Baleganjur (a Balinese orchestra) then a holy procession from the temple to Kesuma Sari Beach and back to the temple again, where they were welcomed by a Rejang dance. The highlight of the ceremony was on August 31, when the priest conducted a prayer together with all the Hindu followers from the Bali Hyatt. The ceremony ended with a Topeng Sidakarya (Mask) Dance. www.bali.resort.hyatt.com 82 BALI&BEYOND OCTOBER 2012

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IN VINO VERITAS Bella Rosa Restaurant at the Padma Resort Bali once again held Vinoticity on September 4. This monthly event is a night gathering of wine lovers and wine enthusiasts, and the recent event featured 7 varieties from Famille Castel (France) including Sauvignon Blanc, Reserve de France Merlot, Vin De Pays Merlot, Reserve de France Cabernet Sauvignon, Vin De Pays Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux and Syrah Rouge. This is the third time the Padma Resort Bali at Legian and Indowines have collaborated together creating a wine tasting evening. Derry of Indowines believes in the phrase “In Vino Veritas” meaning that there’s truth in wine. www.padmaresortbali.com

HEARTWARMING CONCERT The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali held its annual UNICEF Check Out For Children Challenge charity event on August 24. Internationally acclaimed Indonesian violinist Iskandar Widjaya took to the stage at the Bali International Convention Centre and delighted the audience with his musical expertise. Be The Change, Be The Inspiration – An Evening With Iskandar Widjaya was a moving concert that touched the hearts of many. The proceeds from all ticket sales will be donated directly to UNICEF and channeled to a project that vaccinates and educates impoverished children across the Asia Pacific region.. www.westin.com/bali

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Kayumanis Chefs’ Collaboration 2012 was a standing cocktail reception with interactive food stations held on August 24 at Kayumanis Jimbaran starting at 5.30 p.m. 150 guests attended the event including the in-house guests of Kayumanis and the gangsa, hospitality industry professionals, selected media partners, and other privileged guests from the local and expatriate community in Bali. Kayumanis Chefs’ Collaboration is an annual celebration of the variety of cuisines and creations that the team of chefs at Kayumanis and the gangsa have to offer, and is a unique opportunity for the guests and customers to have an interactive dining experience and an amazing way to showcase the wealth of artisanal purveyors of food and beverages in Bali. www.kayumanis.com, www.thegangsa.com

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DANOYA VILLA PRIVATE LUXURY RESIDENCES

Offering the relaxing tropical villas, mixing openplan architecture with an Indonesian touch, Danoya Villa are stylishly furnished with all the modern benefits that are expected at luxury resort. This 2012, Danoya officially launched their new private villas of two bedroom, three bedroom Royal categories and Imperial five bedroom villa. With its stylish and modern presentation, these new villas feature private swimming pool, fully equipped kitchen, living room family entertainment with home theatre – DVD player and cable channel television, IDD telephone, and wireless internet, LCD TV and full air conditioned in each room. Located in prime area, Danoya Villa is only 40 minutes away from Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport. Close to restaurants, shopping center of Seminyak and entertainment district of Oberoi; also few minutes from the beach, Danoya Villa will be an ideal retreat in a perfect destination for your holiday getaway in Bali.

private luxury residences

jalan batubelig 559, kerobokan, bali 80361 indonesia tel: +62 361 4735305 | fax: +62 361 4733372 email: reservation@danoya.com | www.danoya.com

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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INFOINDEX AIRLINES ■ AIRPORT OPERATOR: Tel: (0361) 751-011 ■ CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS: Wisthi Sabha Building, 2nd Floor Ngurah Rai International Aiprort Call Centre: 0804-1-888888 ■ CONTINENTAL MICRONESIA: Tel: (0361) 768-358, Fax: (0361) 768-369 ■ ROYAL BRUNEI: Tel: (0361) 757-292 ■ SINGAPORE AIRLINES: Jl. I Gusti Ngurah Rai, Airport Tel: (0361) 936-8388, Fax: (0361) 936-8383 ■ 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. 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

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

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

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

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

■ 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: denpasar@mofa.go.jp ■ 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

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

■ 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

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

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

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

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

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■ 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 doctorprescribed 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 ■ 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. ■ 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

■ 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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