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SPREAD THE HAPPINESS ‘Om Swastiastu...’ “What is it that we are searching for in life?” asks Paul, one of my contributors at the beginning of his article Pursuit of Happiness in this issue’s Action & Attraction section. That made me wonder, as I’ve always believed that happiness is not a destination, but a journey. It’s not something we seek for, but what we feel inside right now. We each have our own way to feel happy. Some religious people use prayers to God to fill their empty heart, and always have faith no matter how many bad things are going on. Some go to parties to have fun. In this issue we talk about some things that make us happy. In the Lifestyle & Leisure section, Lash writes about her favorite drinks: cocktails. The colorful mix of drinks makes people happy just by seeing them. In Action & Attraction, maybe you want to know more about an alternative therapy for curing a disease, or just simply to be happy by laugh therapy. Curious about it? Some people go to the cinema for a refreshing break after a hectic day at work or on the weekend. Read in the Capital Corner section about the Blitz Megaplex and how they bring cinematic pleasure to many people. Other people enjoy a more serene place for a getaway. How about the Alila Villas Soori in Desa Kelating (check out the Invite & Indulge section), or diving at our neighbor island of Gili Trawangan (check out the Beyond Bali section)? Whatever you opt to do to make you happy, stay responsible. And one thing is for sure; nothing is better than if you share it with others. Spread the happiness and stay happy :) ‘Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om…’ The Team

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Paul Enrich is a freelance writer interested in alternative methadologies, traditional cultures and anything that inspires a passion for life.

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

Marischka Prudence is currently working as a TV host and a producer for a traveling program. She also contributes for several websites and magazines, writing stories and taking pictures of places she visited all around the world.

Shinta Eka is a blog-writer disguised as a merry young journalist in Japanese media. She’s also freelancing as copywriter for a UK-based agency and writing for Indonesian graphic design website. Her personal rambles can be found at www.thefuturecrayon.wordpress.com Lash is an expat American nomadic world traveler who’s been exploring Asia solo since 1998. An avid outdoor enthusiast, she’s generally bicycling, hiking, mountain climbing, scuba diving and snorkeling. She runs her popular travel blog: www.LashWorldTour.com

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DINEDELIGHTS HAUTE CUISINE Cover "Mother's Happiness" by Max Raymond

Foie Gras, Quail, Lobster, Caviar, Oysters and Truffles are often considered luxurious foods with a high price tag. Do you dare to try?

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PONDERINGPOINT STREET CIRCUS

CRAFTCULTURE

HOUSE OF PUPPETS AND MASKS

Considering how easy it is to get a license and vehicles here in Bali, you might see several amusing drivers.

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Take a look inside Rumah Topeng dan Wayang Setia Darma, filled by a collection of shadow puppets and masks.

26 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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78 BEYONDUPDATES News updates from the tourism industry and what’s new beyond Bali.

LIFESTYLELEISURE

HAPPY JOLLY COCKTAILS

A tale from a world traveler searching for places in Bali that serve up delicious cocktails.

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

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

INVITEINDULGE

THE SWEET ESCAPE

Alila Villas Soori is a perfect getaway for you who crave for privacy and tranquility.

91 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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FOTOFOLIO

SHADES AND SILHOUETTES This month’s FotoFolio features Indonesia’s renowned photographer Darwis Triadi, playing around with a ballerina and the motion of light. 18

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22 PRIMEPROMOTION Hot deals and promotions of the month that shouldn’t be missed.

93 CLASSIFIEDCOLUMNS Listings and product descriptions from various clientele. 94 INFOINDEX Useful directory of companies and island-based businesses.

FIRST ROW PHOTO COURTESY OF ALILA VILLAS SOORI, SECOND ROW PHOTO BY DARWIS TRIADI, THIRD ROW PHOTO COURTESY OF DISCOVERY KARTIKA PLAZA HOTEL

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ACTIONATTRACTION THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS What it is that we are searching for in this life? We all long for that state of perpetual bliss.

CAPITALCORNER TO INFINITY AND BEYOND!

A new sophisticated way of enjoying cinema.

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66 BEYONDBALI LITTLE PARADISE Our neighbor island, a non-stop party island and a paradise for divers.

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PRIMEPROMOTION

CRAB TEMPTATION Crab lovers will be thrilled with the assortment of crab dishes available at the La Cucina Restaurant throughout September and October. Start your dining experience with the Insalatapolpa di Granchio, a mouthwatering salad mix with crab meat followed by Ravioli di Granchio or Crab and Prawn gratin with angel hair pasta as a main course, starting from Rp. 65,000. Also try the intriguing Okonomiyaki, often described as Japanese pizza, served for Rp. 79,000. Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel Jalan Kartika Plaza, Kuta (0361) 751-067, www.discoverykartikaplaza.com

FRESH FROM THE SEA Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant at the Bali Dynasty Resort has revealed its exciting new menu for seafood lovers, with mussels and baby lobster. The Oriental style sea mussels and baby lobster with “King Poon” sauce are a light and flavorful seafood dish making a great example of an authentic Chinese seafood dish that just melts in your mouth. Caught fresh daily, the ‘Chinese Mussels and Baby Lobster’ is only Rp. 85,000 nett/dish and available from August 1 to October 31. Bali Dynasty Resort, Jalan Kartika Plaza, Kuta (0361) 752-403, www.balidynasty.com

Aston International recently opened its third favehotel in Bali, favehotel Umalas. The new “fave” occupies a privileged spot on Jalan Petitenget – Kerobokan, bordering the village of Umalas and is in the direct vicinity of some of Bali’s most famous eateries and night clubs. Favehotel introduces a fabulous rate of Rp. 288,000 ++/ night / room (room only) for a favestandard room. This exciting new rate is available from July 2012 at favehotel Seminyak, favehotel Kuta Square, favehotel Umalas, and favehotel By Pass. www.favehotels.com 22

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PRIMEPROMOTION

ACROSS ASIA The Segara Asian Grill, strategically located at the beachfront in Kuta, serves Asian cuisines such as Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Singaporean and many more with all the freshest ingredients. Try its set menu package for a minimum of 2 pax starting from Rp 500,000 nett. Set Menu A starts with an appetizer of Samosa mint Chutney and Crispy Spring Roll, followed by Tom Yam Soup and Green Papaya Salad. Main courses are Grilled Prawn, Grilled Gurami Fish (live) and Grilled Squid, served with stir fried Asian green vegetable and steam rice, and ends with refreshing Pandan Pannacotta. Segara Asian Grill Beach Front Behind Discovery Mall Entrance Through Discovery Shopping Mall, Jalan Kartika Plaza, Kuta (0361) 769-755, www.segaraasian.com

HEALTHY AND RELAXING Restore your inner being and get a healthy body this month at the Bali Hyatt Hotel. Join their 60 minute Sunrise Yoga Class at the Beach Banjar at 7.30 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, or their Evening Yoga Class at 5 p.m. every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday for USD $8 per person. Or immerse yourself in a deep relaxing ritual with a headto-toe treatment that includes a body scrub and flower bath, followed by an invigorating anti-stress massage. Just lie back and relax! For USD 90++ per person, receive the additional benefit of a free 30 minute treatment and choose from a scalp massage, a foot massage or facial. Bali Hyatt Hotel Jl. Danau Tamblingan 89, Sanur (0361) 281-234, www.bali.resort.hyatt.com

Bali Luna, an international fine dining restaurant on the white sandy beach at the Aston Bali Beach Resort & Spa in Tanjung Benoa, announced its re-opening on August 9. A special promotion set menu of exquisite Amuse Bosche, with a delicious starter, fresh pan seared salmon on mash potato with baby spinach salad and purple Mornay sauce as the main course, and the delightful Symphony of Aston sweet can be enjoyed for only Rp. 180,000. The ala-carte menu has extensive choices of intercontinental menu items starting from Rp. 50,000, and the Bali Luna facilities also showcase a complete wine cellar with a collection of the finest local and international wines, and a spacious bar to enjoy cocktail and mocktails starting from Rp. 55,000. Aston Bali Beach Resort & Spa Jl. Pratama 68X, Tanjung Benoa (0361) 773-577 24

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BY THE SEA The Mozaic Beach Club, part of the Mozaic Group renowned for its famous Mozaic Restaurant in Ubud, is now open in Batubelig, Seminyak. The Mozaic Beach Club offers poolside chill-out tapas, lunch on the deck and a fine dining restaurant all overlooking the ocean within the same premises on Batubelig Beach. The large deck and poolside bar and lounge are perfectly located for a stunning sunset on Bali’s uber-hip South Coast. Combining Chef Chris Salans’ culinary genius and hospitality savoir-faire, his flair for great service and the expertise of a team he assembled over the years, Salans creates the perfect synergy with the Mozaic Beach Club. Mozaic Beach Club, Jalan Pantai Batubelig, Seminyak, (0361) 473-5796

Drum Green Label Whisky just won the Gold Medal in the Spirit International Prestige (SIP) Awards that took place in California (USA) on July 19. Drum Green Label Whisky competed with hundreds of international brands in this spirit competition. This award makes it a first for an Indonesian whisky to receive international recognition. The SIP Awards itself takes a fresh approach to beverage competitions by linking producers to the people who matter most – the consumers. The spirits are judged in a blind tasting that is based on aroma, taste, and finish. Drum Green Label Whisky is a Balinese Premium Whisky produced by the Astidama Distillery located in Tabanan. 26

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NEW AT THE HELM

SIP IT W Retreat & Spa Bali’s W Lounge just launched their signature concoctions created exclusively for the Retreat by barsolutions. Each beverage is like nothing seen before on the Island of Gods, as their presentations are a throwback to the old Prohibition days. Not to mention their unexpected flavors that easily quench your thirst. Grant Collins, the Managing Director of barsolutions from Australia, is renowned for his innovative recipes and has exclusively produced these new creations, each made with various techniques and using homemade inventions such as herb mixes, cherry juice, tea syrup and more. The new W signatures named ‘Smokin’ Tiki Punch’, ‘Speakeasy Nitro Iced Tea’ and ‘Champagne & Strawberry’s Martini’ will surely make you curious for a sip. W Retreat & Spa Bali, Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak (0361) 473-8106 www.whotels.com

Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort & Spa has announced the appointment of Christiane Doris Wasfy as General Manager. Ms. Wasfy took on this new role in June of 2012, and brings with her a lifelong passion for hospitality as well as a wealth of international General Manager experience and esteemed industry accolades. Prior to joining the Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort & Spa, Ms. Wasfy was the General Manager of the Anantara Sanya Resort & Spa on Hainan Island in Southern China. Graduating from Austria’s Commercial Academy, she has spent the past 30 years creating an impressive hotelier career. Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort & Spa Jalan Abimanyu (Dhyana Pura), Seminyak, (0361) 737-773 www.bali.anantara.com

Prime Plaza Hotels and Resorts has announced the promotion of Stuart Bolwell to General Manager for the Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel and Suites. Bolwell took this role following the retirement of Keith Bell, who led both properties for 9 years. Originally from New Zealand, Bolwell has over 25 years experience in New Zealand, Australia, Holland, Malaysia, China, Guam, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. He first joined the Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel and Suites in 2003 as Director of Food & Beverage, and has been promoted up through the ranks. He has been instrumental in managing the large renovation projects undertaken at both properties over the recent years. Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel & Suites, Jl. Hang Tuah 46, Sanur. (0361) 281-781, www.sanurparadise.com 28

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COLOUR UP YOUR TASTE All Seasons Legian Bali has announced a new gourmet concept for its restaurant. The Colours Café has been renovated as an open kitchen café where the guests can see how the chef cooks, and they can create their own pizzas, salads and sandwiches at reasonable prices. The funky interior is testament to the founders inspired knack for good taste and attracting diverse crowds to enjoy their dining time out in Bali. All Seasons Legian Bali Jalan Padma Utara, Legian (0361) 767-688 www.allseasonslegian.com

PARTY IN THE HEIGHTS The 1O1 Legian launched the new season of their Urban Sunset Breeze Parties with the themed Rooftop Sky Pool on June 15, a place where guests can cool off in the pool or stretch out on a cushioned bed and enjoy the Legian scene, starting at 4 p.m. “This is a big monthly event for our Urban Sunset Breeze Party. The Rooftop Sky Pool captures everything that’s remarkable about summer including great food, outdoor entertainment, socializing and relaxation,” said Feriani Chung, Marketing Communications Manager of The 1O1 Legian. “People generally head to the beach during the day and downtown at night, but now we are offering the best of both worlds at the Rooftop Dine & Music Lounge. The celebration is sure to continue long after the sun sets.” The 101 Legian, Jl. Raya Legian no. 117, (0361) 300-1101 www.the101bali.com

Ayodya Resort Bali, with Deni Setiadi as its new Director of Engineering is currently working on Desalination Project, where the resort will become the first in the island with the facility of processing seawater for the daily usage. Another project he currently supervises is the upgrade of the iconic Lagoona Restaurant, which will be the best seaside culinary destination in Nusa Dua. With his great talent and experience, Deni Setiadi is a superb addition to lead the Ayodya Resort Bali in Nusa Dua by being an environmentally sustainable resort that offers a genuine experience of Balinese hospitality and culture. Ayodya Resort Bali Jalan Pantai Mengiat, Nusa Dua. (0361) 771-102 www.ayodyaresortbali.com 30

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House of Puppets and Masks Masks and shadow puppets are two items known to man for millions of years now. Their existence remains but has gone through modifications from time to time. Both provide interesting observations. From these we can learn about our past as a nation and study its characteristics.

A

new and quite attractive product

founder of the Rumah Topeng dan Wayang Setia Darma (Setia

advertisement has been shown recently on

Darma Shadow Puppet and Mask House) in the village of Mas

Indonesian national television. The theme

near Ubud. This house was established by a businessman who

was honesty and to be yourself. The ad

had high idealism, with a passion to introduce masks and shadow

showed several people sitting and wearing

puppets as part of Indonesian cultural heritage.

masks. The masks were used to convey

Housed on over a hectare of land, this “museum” has five

expressions of happiness, while in reality behind those masks the

traditional Javanese houses known as Joglo – each housing a

honest faces showed that they actually did not enjoy themselves.

different collection.

There were faces expressing boredom, anger, and pain, yet all of

Entering the first house you will be greeted by shadow puppets

these expressions were well hidden behind joyful masks. Everyone

depicting two figures smiling together. One is Prayitno, the mask

wanted to hide their true feelings via the masks.

collector, and the other is Barack Obama. These wayangs were

Masks are also referred to as false faces, as they are made

made to celebrate Obama’s presidential election victory back then.

to convey a specific expression. Now masks are regarded as a

It symbolizes the triumph of a minority in a large country. One thing

thing to conceal our openness. It has undergone a change and its

that made Indonesians proud was that Obama’s stepfather was an

definition has strayed far from when it first came to being.

Indonesian, as though the President of the USA had close ties to

Taking into consideration of the importance of this artifact, the Indonesian government has tried to preserve the existence

this nation. This house comprises shadow puppets from various regions.

of masks and shadow puppets through the establishment of the

Lining the walls, these wayangs are categorized according to

Museum Wayang (museum of shadow puppets) in Jakarta. The

region. Apparently the wayangs from each region bear different

collections are also displayed at local museums elsewhere in

characteristics, although separated by less than ten kilometers in

Indonesia.

some cases.

Concern for cultural preservation not only comes from the

In West Java for example, the puppets are called wayang

government but also from non-profit institutions such as those

golek. This puppet is shaped like a doll with a narrow wooden rod

behind the Festival Topeng Nusantara (Archipelago Mask Festival)

hanging at the points of the hands. These types of puppets are

each year. Even private persons have gotten involved, such as the

usually played without an oil lamp and screen.

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Wayang Golek, made from wood and textile, comes from West Java.

Although they differ in form, almost all of them draw characters from the same literature. They draw from the epics of Mahabharata

which tend to be more formal and in a higher level of language. Differentiating between the protagonist and antagonist in the

or Ramayana, two of the greatest epics from India that have found

pewayangan puppetry scene is relatively easy. White faced ones

deep grounds in Indonesia. The storylines are also the same. The

are usually identified as good, while the evil ones are usually red-

only thing that differs between them is the inclusion of punakawan

faced. Squinty eyes usually depict wise and patient figures while

or accomplices from the protagonist or antagonist. Their

ogled eyes bad-tempered ones.

introductions usually provide comic relief. They provide comments

This facial feature helps us in identifying the characters of the

in a casual manner that can be digested by all in the audience. It

pewayangan. This also applies to puppets from other countries.

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The museum is shaped like a Joglo, a traditional Javanese house.

vary largely. From the stick puppets of Sicily in Italy dating back to the 16th century, the Bunraku of Japan from the 18th century, to Chinese puppets, and many, many more. The owner gives much care and attention to the collection following each of his visits to certain regions. The collection could easily be very rare as these items are not easy obtainable. He has great passion and awareness about history and preservation. The second house boasts the wayang collection, mostly wayang kulit. The wayang golek are made from wood and textiles, and the wayang kulit are made from cattle leather. Generally wayang kulit is played during the night with the aid of a screen and oil lamp. When technology was still at its simplest form long before the advent of electricity, wayang was the populer source of entertainment. Wayang was performed the whole night through, with the accompaniment of a choir and one puppeteer telling stories throughout the night. The third house contains another mask collection. One very

collection. This collection was compiled from local craftsmen. The fifth focuses on the Balinese wayang and masks. Bali masks are mostly used for rituals. For example the barong and rangda are symbols of good and evil. The characters are not from the great epics of India but are more based on local legend.

large mask that catches the eye is the Reog. This performing

Such are the barong and rangda masks that depict the sage Mpu

art form from Ponorogo in East Java is a dance that is unique to

Bharadah and Rangda ning Dirah, two local characters. These

Indonesia. Reog was once claimed as having Malaysian heritage,

masks are used to perform certain temple ceremonies.

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There are over a thousand masks, easily five thousand or so within the collection. These have been exhibited since 2006.


Each guest visiting the place can enjoy the timeless works of art and appreciate them in awe and admiration. Each visitor is welcomed with open arms and there is no charge or entrance fee. A guide is ready on site to show visitors around the museum and help to explain the existing collections. The collections are all displayed neatly, with descriptions that explain each item in the collection. The history of the Reog Ponorogo in East Java for example, is described in detail. The Rumah Topeng is located in the village of Mas, near Ubud. The location is very easy to reach with clear directions, and is located within the village area amongst the village locals’ residences. This was somehow deliberate as Mas itself is a craftsmen’s neighborhood in Bali. If you pass this area, you will be greeted with views of masks and puppet showrooms on both sides of the street. The craftsmen can be found at work through the alleys and village roads. Becoming a craftsman has become their call of livelihood. Since they were born, without formal education or craft training, their hands were naturally aware of the techniques of wood

crafting and handling the hammer and chisel. Some among them consider carving as a side job after a day at work tending rice paddies. But not a few of them also consider it a main source of living. The presence of a mask house such as this is an intriguing one. Amidst the diminishing interests of the younger generation for things historical and local, these houses call them to remind them of the cultural wealth they possess and to not drown too deeply in modernism. „ Text and Photos by Ni Luh Dian Purniawati BALI&BEYOND SEPTEMBER 2012

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HAPPY JOLLY COCKTAILS I have always been a cocktail girl. Somehow, I’ve just never acquired a taste for beer, or wine for that matter. All those fermented and yeasty beverages just don’t gel with my palate. 36

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ver the years, at the

traveling often presents a few snags. First,

strong insistence

not all places serve cocktails, in fact many

of friends,

places serve nothing beyond beer. That

the world’s standard cocktails prepared

acquaintances,

leaves us cocktail fans without a drink in

with top shelf vodka, gin, rum, tequila and

colleagues and

many travel destinations.

other spirits. From international classics

family members,

Throughout South Bali you’ll find all

like mojitos, caipirinhas, and Singapore

I must have tasted just about every kind

the potential social life out on the road.

Slings to frozen margaritas and daiquiris,

of beer and wine available to man: micro

The vast majority of the world’s population,

specialty martinis and outrageously named

brews, dark malts, lagers, light beers, and

inexplicably to me, love to drink beer. In

tropical blends, Bali has them all.

many countries’ most famous brands.

fact, I recently read that statistically beer

After traveling through 25 countries over

is the third most popular beverage in the

liqueurs, spirits, and cocktails that you will

14 years and being ‘required’ to sample

world. That leaves me out of most evening

only find here on the ‘Island of Gods’. I’m

everyone’s best brews, I think I can safely

socializing sessions since fellow travelers

referring to arak and Bali Moon cocktails.

say that beer does not float my boat.

invariably want nothing more than friendly

But cocktails? Yes, please! All those PHOTOS THIS PAGE AND FACING PAGE COURTESY OF W HOTEL

Second, the dislike of beer can hinder

golden beaches and the vast blue ocean.

delicious sweet, bitter-sweet, and soursweet concoctions delight my taste buds

In addition, Bali also offers some unique

Arak is Indonesia’s strong, locally

pub meet-ups, beer fests or bar crawls. No

distilled alcohol made from the fruit juice of

thanks, I always pass.

toddy palm trees. It has a distinct, slightly

Finally, when I do discover places

fermented flavor, burns on the way down

then deliver a wonderful, unexpectedly

serving cocktails, they’re invariably

like straight whiskey, and delivers a very

strong kick. Wee! I’ll happily sip cocktails

expensive. Beer is not only infinitely easier

hard punch. If you like to ‘feel’ your drinks,

just about anytime. All those beautiful

to find, it’s also considerably cheaper.

arak is the way to go in Bali.

colors, from vibrant pink, red, orange, blue,

Without a bottomless wallet, travelers can

and purple, to creamy white and even

have difficulty squeezing cocktails into their

mixing it with coke, sprite, or beer. But

crystal clear, already make me feel happy

budgets.

Bali’s bars, restaurants, and resorts have

even before I start drinking. Served up in

But happily, road life is far from grim

Locals often drink arak socially by

developed dozens of arak cocktails over

delightfully shaped glasses with charming

for us traveling cocktail fans. Fortunately,

the years. The two most popular and long-

fruit or leaf garnishments, cocktails are just

many places around the world, including

standing are arak madu (arak with honey)

as much visual delights as taste sensations.

the countries of South East Asia, do serve

and arak attack. You’ll find these two arak

up delicious cocktails. They can be found!

cocktails just about everywhere. Arak

From Vietnam all the way down through

attack consists of arak, sprite or soda, and

Thailand and Singapore to Indonesia,

citrus- either lemon, orange, or lime. Each

travelers will discover expertly mixed

establishment has its own version.

Sadly for cocktail-lovers like me,

cocktails at beach-bars, dance clubs,

In addition to these two arak stand-bys,

restaurants, hotels, resorts, and bars.

many new arak cocktails are sprouting up

And Asia’s cocktail trail leads us

in the bars, cafes, restaurants and resorts

directly to Bali: one of South East Asia’s

around South Bali. Many places even

best cocktail paradises. Particularly in

have their own signature arak cocktail. For

South Bali, you’ll find cocktails just about

instance, Bali Hyatt offers their signature

everywhere. Bars, sports bars, restaurants,

arak caipirinha, stunningly served with a

cafes, hotels, night clubs, and resorts all

real sugar cane stir-stick. It’s one of their

serve up delicious cocktails. Most places

most popular drinks.

have extensive cocktail menus and can

During my extensive cocktail

blend up just about every cocktail on

explorations I’ve come across arak sling,

the planet. Probably most famous are

arak honeymoon, arak lychee, arak blue,

Bali’s trendy, upscale beachside cocktail

arak dance, arak banana, arak colada, arak

lounges, where jet setters can laze around

coconut, and even the hilariously named

infinity pools within arm’s reach of powdery

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From left to right : Mango Hazelnut by Balimoon, Martini, Sunset on The Beach by Balimoon

Particularly in South Bali, you’ll find cocktails just about everywhere. Bars, sports bars, restaurants, cafes, hotels, night clubs, and resorts all serve up delicious cocktails. Whichever cocktails you decide to

Not surprisingly, such places come and go

drink, be it arak, Bali Moon, or international

each year. The current 2012 favorites are

cocktails. So if you like to get tipsy quickly,

labels, cocktails are so prevalent around

WooBar and Potato Head in Seminyak and

try a delicious arak concoction. Besides,

South Bali that you’ll have a never-ending

Rock Bar in Jimbaran.

you can’t get Indonesian arak anywhere

choice of where to drink. Whether you’re

else in the world, so if you’re adventurous,

staying in Kuta, Legian, Seminyak,

relaxed, down-to-earth setting, then a

Bali is the spot to try it.

Jimbaran, Nusa Dua, Sanur, Ubud, or

local cafe or restaurant will appeal to you

Candidasa, you’ll find plenty of places

better. If you like sports bars, they’re also

serving up tantalizing cocktails.

speckled around South Bali, particularly in

Other spirits unique to Bali come from the brand Bali Moon, a Balinese company that’s been distilling flavorful liqueurs since

So how to choose where to go? Do you

If you enjoy a less pretentious and more

Sanur and Kuta. Love live music? You can

1997. You’ll notice their colorful stand-

prefer luxurious – trendy – sports oriented

find bands playing soft rock, reggae, jazz,

up cocktail menus on the tables of bars,

– live bands – loungy - down to Earth – or

blues or hard rock at many restaurants

restaurants, and cafes throughout South

the club scene?

and bars. Up for some heavy dancing?

Bali. Photos of each cocktail, along with a

So many places serve tasty cocktails

Bali’s famed dance clubs serve a vast

description of ingredients, make them easy

that you’re better off selecting your watering

assortment of cocktails along with their

and tempting to order. Their 12 flavorful

hole based on your preferred atmosphere

thumping music. For that scene, you’ll

liqueurs boast 23% alcohol content, while

or scene. Do you crave a luxurious,

have to head to Kuta or Seminyak.

their vodka is 40%. Of international quality,

exclusive ambiance? In that case, your own

Cocktail lovers, wherever you choose

Bali Moon cocktails are less expensive

hotel, resort, or a nearby 5-star resort/hotel

to drink, rejoice in Bali’s wonderful cocktail

than those made with imported top-shelf

will best quench your thirst.

scene. It really is a cocktail lover’s paradise

spirits, simply because they’re made right

Perhaps you’re itching for the most hip,

here. If you’re not yet a fan, Bali is a great

here in Bali and thus skip the high prices

trendy ‘now’ spot, where all the beautiful

place to get started. Cheers! „

and import duties levied on all other spirits.

jet-setters hang? Bali has plenty of those.

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PHOTOS FROM LEFT TO RIGHT : COURTESY OF BALI MOON, BY JOHAN LASSESSON, COURTESY OF BALI MOON

As mentioned, arak delivers a very strong punch, even when mixed in


open daily until midnight This exclusive, contemporary retail and lifestyle hub has opened to shoppers since 26th April 2012. A part of Sahid Kuta Lifestyle Resort, beachwalk is located at the very heart and soul of Kuta, Bali’s pioneer and most popular tourist destination. The mall covers 3.7 hectares of land and stretches for 250 metres along Jalan Pantai Kuta, overlooking the Indian Ocean in front of Bali’s famous Kuta Beach. Embracing Balinese art and culture, families, laughter, pleasure and fun, within a sunny open-air environment that embodies the very essence of the relaxed and carefree lifestyle for which Bali has become so well known, beachwalk is the perfect place to start your Bali experience. This prestigious retail and lifestyle hub has been architecturally inspired by the gentle contours of the rice terraces that have been etched into the Bali’s rural landscape by generations of farmers. The eco-friendly, low-rise design is characterised by a traditional alang-alang thatched roof, recycled hardwoods, and an open-air walkway, which is cooled by natural sea breezes thereby reducing the need for air-conditioning. The mall integrates open spaces filled with tropical plants, a musical fountain and refreshing waterways, with units of glass retail pods that blend seamlessly with the environment, inviting the outdoors inside. Manicured gardens border alfresco dining decks, while a central stage provides an exciting venue for live performances and special events. Visitors to beachwalk will be presented with a choice of almost 200 sophisticated retail stores and eateries. The shops range from world-renowned designer brands to the hippest local labels, offering everything from luxury clothing and accessories to bohemian beach wear, as well as a number of stores presenting some superb collections of Balinese arts, crafts and souvenirs. Anchor tenants at the mall include XXI Cineplex, while fashion boutiques of particular note include SATU, a multi-brand boutique that houses the creations of Balibased designers. In contrast and equally enticing, Moeda also offers a series of collections by Bali’s designers, showcasing a friendly, younger style. The Eat & Eat Food Market serves Indonesian classic dishes such as bebek betutu, nasi goreng babat and mie kepiting. Other branded food and beverage outlets include the much-loved Bali Deli; Kitchenette offering galettes, crêpes, salads, and much more; Luna Negra with a menu of delicious Italian cuisine; and Café Sardinia, a relaxed dining of the highest quality located on the famous Kuta beachfront of beachwalk. Here, families, couples and groups of friends can relish the light tastes of summer, or savour fine wines and gourmet cuisines in a romantic ambience overlooking the Indian Ocean.

beachwalk is particularly proud to host an impressive selection of international designer branded shops and F&B outlets that are new to Bali and currently exclusive to beachwalk. These include Armani Jeans, Boss Sports, Furla, Tommy Hilfiger, Versace Jeans, Diva, GAP, Gaudi, Mango, New Look, Pull & Bear, Stradivarius, (X) S.M.L, Y3, The Face Shop, Yves Rocher, Travelogue, Rimowa, Buffalo Wings & Rings, Café Sardinia, Coconut Joe’s, Dairy Queen, Fish & Co, Johnny Rockets, Kihana, Luna Negra, Pazia Café, Rollaas Café, Tapeo Tapas Bar, Wowcow, ELC, Gingersnaps, Playskool, Staccato, Urban Icon, and Watch World. Additionally, beachwalk provides a dedicated Kids’ Area – Miniapolis Bali, with its own Play Zone, Amazing Walk, Water Play, and Cheeky Monkey Day Care facility. Here, children can have fun participating in safe play and supervised activities, giving their parents the freedom to shop and dine. Further family attractions include the Cloth Museum by Bin House, while exciting musical fountain show and dance performances can be watched live on the open stage. Two levels of basement parking space safely accommodate up to 1,000 cars and 2,000 motorbikes at Sahid Kuta Lifestyle Resort; the mall has its own dropoff entrance for vehicles, and features three pedestrian access points facing the beach, and another located at the back, just off Poppies Lane. Other services and facilities at beachwalk include a valet service, a concierge, banks and a money changer, a supermarket and a hair salon. beachwalk has been built to complement the existing four-star HARRIS Resort Kuta Beach and the forthcoming five-star Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort (scheduled to open later this year). Never before has Bali seen such an innovative and nature-inspired pleasure space that unites so many local and international brands, as well as entertainment lifestyle facilities at the pulsating heart of the island’s beachfront – beachwalk. Bali starts here. OPENING HOURS Sunday - Thursday 10 am - 12 midnight Friday - Saturday 10 am - 12 midnight for Retail Outlets 10 am - 2 am for Cafes & Restaurants www.facebook.com/beachwalkbali @beachwalk_bali www.beachwalkbali.com

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INVITE&INDULGE

THE SWEET ESCAPE

T

he island of Bali has

divided up into several districts to each

from the Ngurah Rai International Airport.

everything for just about

meet individual needs. There is Legian

It lies within the Tabanan Regency, one of

everyone. Whether

for partygoers, Seminyak for hip tourists,

Bali’s most fertile and picturesque regions

you’re a partygoer,

Ubud for artists and yoga practitioners, and

along the southwest coast. There the

artist, beach bum,

Tulamben and Amed for divers. But maybe

landscape ranges from volcanic mountains

surfer, honeymooner

you’ve never heard of Desa Kelating before.

and verdant rice terraces to beautiful black-

or just simply came for holiday and want

It is located 20 minutes from the Tanah

sand beaches bordering the Indian Ocean,

to try a little bit of everything, Bali has it

Lot Temple, one of Bali’s most sacred and

surrounding you with beautiful panoramic

all. It is as if this small island has been

most visited temples, and over an hour

vistas.

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The Alila Villas Soori is the perfect getaway for you who crave privacy and tranquility. It offers beachfront living at its most stylish and luxurious.


Infinity Pool Overlooking The Ocean

The Resort Here, far from glitzy Kuta and

Bali offers two panoramic views,

exquisite example of space and privacy in

depending upon whether you’re more

perfect harmony. Conventional boundaries

Seminyak, you can stay at Alila Villas

of an ocean person or mountain person.

cease to exist as you move with ease

Soori. Located in Desa Kelating, a village

At the Alila Villas Soori you can have

between generous-sized living areas

which still preserving its authenticity,

both. It has 15 one-bedroom beach pool

that seamlessly flow from one to the

you can feel the rural charm but still live

villa units and 15 one-bedroom ocean

next, creating spaces for intimacy and

in the convenience of modern life. Its

pool villa units, each uniquely configured

entertaining. Landscaped gardens and

contemporary Asian design is seamlessly

to maximize ocean views without

architectural ponds blossom within living

crafted into the landscape, gently flowing

compromising individual privacy. Each

spaces that open onto outdoor pavilions

from verdant rice terraces down to

has its own private pool and direct access

and terraces, bordered by an infinity pool

the beautiful black-sand beach, with

to the beach. But if you prefer a rice field

framed by panoramic ocean views.

panoramic views across the azure Indian

view, you can choose from one of 8 one-

Ocean. Embracing Bali’s unique balance

bedroom terrace pool villas, which have a

of five bedrooms, all with uninterrupted

of tranquility and vitality, this stunning

sweeping view across an emerald expanse

views of the azure Indian Ocean and

resort and residential villa community

of rice fields stretching towards the

the sparkling black-sand beach of Bali’s

combines exclusive living and relaxation

mystical Mount Batukaru on the horizon.

South West Coast. The private pavilion

The exclusive community of three-

on the upper floor is home to the ultra

with spa wellness, fully integrating the

The Soori Residence (1 unit) consists

beach experience to create a vibrant mix

bedroom residences (4 units) offers

luxurious master bedroom, with the

of spaces and experiences. A paradise

contemporary living at its finest, subtly

adjoining bathroom featuring a grand

setting designed for rejuvenation and

infused with the essence of the tropics.

terrazzo bathtub and a walk-in dressing

stimulation of all the senses.

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This is a perfect place to bring your whole big family over for a holiday, or to prepare a wedding. You can even hold a private party without fear that you might disturb the neighbors.

space for intimacy and entertaining.

you can’t find anywhere else, is a ten-

The contemporary designed living and

bedroom residence (1 unit). Perched

dining pavilion is nestled perfectly,

on 5,250 square meters of beachfront

complementing the landscaped gardens

landscape amongst verdant rice terraces

with outdoor living spaces that open

and a beautiful black sand beach, this

onto the pool area with lounges, and the

ten-bedroom residence offers the most

pavilion and terrace is equipped with its

exquisite views of Bali’s South West Coast.

own bar and grill area. The beachfront

This is the Alila Villas Soori’s most lavish

location of the four suites at ground level

venue for an exclusive escape, a holiday

feature the soothing sights and sounds

for a family or a wedding celebration.

of the natural surroundings. The unveiled

The contemporary Asian architecture

wooden deck, which provides sweeping

and décor is focused on tranquility and

views overlooking the ocean, is the perfect

calmness, harmoniously blending into the

place to relax and enjoy the view by day or

rice fields and the coastline. The space

night. Sun loungers and umbrellas are set

was designed around lush gardens, water

up for guests to enjoy the views and the

courts and air wells, thus sensuously

sunset.

engaging the elements of volume, light and

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surface.

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Cotta Restaurant


The ten bedrooms, all with

appointed for guests and are available

uninterrupted views of the peninsula

around the clock to ensure a comfortable

projecting into the Indian Ocean, are

stay and prompt assistance to any

on an elevated position. Two master

requests. There’s a private entrance for

bedrooms and adjoining suites are on the

cars and a chauffeur-driven luxury car

upper level, providing space for intimacy

available 24 hours a day.

and entertaining. The master bedroom’s

This is a perfect place to bring your

sumptuous bathrooms have their own

whole big family over for a holiday, or to

oversized Jacuzzis, in and outdoor showers

prepare a wedding (which you can do

as well as walk-in closets, that offer guests

there also). You can even held a private

the space they are longing for. Landscaped

party without fear that you might disturb

gardens within living spaces open onto the

the neighbors.

pool area, with lounges and terraces and their own grill area. The beachfront location of the six bedrooms at the ground level

The Spa Indulge in natural spa treatments at

features the soothing sights and sounds of

Spa Alila in the secluded sanctuary located

the natural surroundings. Outdoor pavilions

below the reflective pond at the reception

with Jacuzzi’s and private pools are the

level, creating an aqua roof that fills the spa

perfect place to relax and enjoy the view by

with a soothing spectrum of watery light.

day or night. Adjoining bathrooms feature

The concept is a combination of hi-tech

oversized bathtubs, grand shower rooms,

with the traditional. As soon as you enter

double vanities and all Alila villas have

the room you can feel the tranquility in the

signature bath amenities for HIM and HER.

very dim light, with the room painted in

Exclusive furniture by Poliform, Flexform

black and wall decorated with terracotta

and B&B Italia as well as the resort’s own

produced in the nearby village.

bespoke design, the Soori collection, is

When I was there I tried the “Hair

used throughout the entire residence.

Stimulation Massage”. It is an invigorating

The generous size of the living and dining

and highly nourishing hair and scalp

space with private library and chef’s kitchen

treatment that powerfully stimulates hair

are set in ideal homey décor. A wooden

growth through a combination of massage

patio flawlessly bordered by infinity pool

techniques and beneficial plant extracts.

overlooks the azure Indian Ocean.

Essential oils of sea buckthorn and German

Eight dedicated staff members are

blue chamomile stimulate the follicles while

Play Cingklak, a traditional game, or join a cooking class.

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dishes as well as Western comfort food prepared traditionally and presented in a contemporary setting. At the Ombak, Chef Aston ingeniously combines the freshest produce available through varied techniques in his signature “ingredient-driven” cuisine. In addition there is the Reading Room, a bar station where all the coffee and tea is served. Past noon, enjoy afternoon tea with savory and sweet snack items. There are many activities you can opt to do while you’re here. Just ask the Leisure Concierge. Known as “Journeys by Alila”, there are several activities for one-of-akind encounters with Bali’s culture and customs. Choose from full-day or half-day

an oxygenating massage technique is gently

The Activities

applied to enhance cell stimulation. This

Unlike if you stay in the heart of Bali

culture, and arts and crafts. You can go

protein-rich treatment is especially nourishing

where you can easily hop to other places,

horse-riding, mountain trekking, go to the

for dry or damaged hair.

at Alila Villas Soori it seems that in the

temple, go to the rice fields, take a cooking

middle of nowhere you will find yourself

class, or learn how to make terracotta with

is a wonderfully invigorating and highly

too lazy to go somewhere else. But

the villagers. You will never be bored. „

nourishing sweet blend with a spicy green

no worries because it seems to have

Text by Devishanty

undertone. Simply a powerhouse of deeply

everything. Facilities are available such as

nourishing carrier oils, virgin coconut, extra

a gymnasium and fitness center, a 24-hour

Alila Villas Soori

virgin olive, kukui nut, jojoba, wheat gem

clinic, as well as a boardroom and library.

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There are two restaurants as well. The Cotta delivers authentic Indonesian

Tabanan. (0361) 894-6388, www.alilahotels.com

PHOTOS COURTESY OF ALILA VILLAS SOORI

Alila’s stimulating scalp massage oil

experiences focusing on spa, wellness,


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DINE&DELIGHTS

HAUTE CUISINE Foie Gras, Quail, Lobster, Caviar, Oysters and Truffles are often considered luxurious foods with a high price tag. Do you dare to try?

A

ccording to Wikipedia, Haute Cuisine (French: literally “high food”) or Grande Cuisine refers

KAYUPUTI The Kayuputi Restaurant at St. Regis Bali Resort is a fine

to the cuisine of “high level” establishments

beachfront dining restaurant that offers a brilliant dining experience

such as the gourmet restaurants and

of premium Asian-influenced haute cuisine. Set in an intimate

luxury hotels in France. Haute cuisine is

ambience with magnificent views of the ocean, each day of the

characterized by meticulous preparation and

week features an exclusively rich and luxurious eight-course

the careful presentation of food, at a high price level, accompanied by rare wines. Haute cuisine was characterized by French cuisine

degustation menu. Contemporary cuisine from quality ingredients with an

in elaborate preparations and presentations served in small and

emphasis on authentic preparation that retains the dish’s intrinsic

numerous courses that were produced by large and hierarchical

complexity, with a modern presentation, is the mantra of the day

staffs at the grand restaurants and hotels of Europe.

when Executive Sous Chef Agung Gede approaches the menu at

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Sturia Caviar with Salmon

Kayuputi. Integrating Asian flavors and classic Western influence,

Traditionally the term caviar refers only to roe from wild

it offers Wagyu beef from Australia and seafood from local waters

sturgeon in the Caspian and Black Seas (Beluga, Ossetra and

as well as imported specialties like fish from Japan. A selection of

Sevruga caviars). Depending on the country, caviar may also be

Sturia and Prunier caviar and as well as oysters varies according

used to describe the roe of other fish such as salmon, steelhead,

to season. From oysters and champagne for lunch to a luxurious

trout, lumpfish, whitefish and other species of sturgeon.

eight-course degustation menu, Chef Gede’s menu also includes

Based on flavor, size, consistency and color, prices for caviar

delectable vegetarian selections and a variety of organic produce.

range as high as $8,000-$16,000 per kg. Caviar is considered a

The name Kayuputi means white wood in Indonesian. With a vision of white, its decor is perfectly modern with an elegant

PHOTOS THIS PAGE AND FACING PAGE COURTESY OF ST.REGIS

backdrop of the Indian Ocean. Al fresco seating comes with a soft

luxury delicacy and is eaten as a garnish or a spread. At Kayuputi they offer the Sturia brand. Sturia is the flagship brand of the first French producer of sturgeon caviar. A pioneer

ocean breeze and an unobstructed panoramic ocean view. Guests may reserve private cabanas for dining or settle into a soft white cushion inside the high-ceilinged restaurant, where a two-storey wine cellar and a grand open kitchen add to the ambiance. An intimate bar within the restaurant, the Kayuputi Champagne Bar beckons with soft white sofas, offering evening cocktails before dinner. Here they serve Tasmanian salmon, Yellow Fin Tuna, Foie Gras, Spiny Lobster and Chanterelles, while their signature is caviar. Caviar is a luxury food product consisting of processed, salted, non-fertilized roe (ripe egg masses obtained from fish). According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, caviar is a product made from salt-cured fish-eggs of the Acipenseridae family. The roe can be “fresh” (non-pasteurized) or pasteurized, with the pasteurization

Chef Agung Gede

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Haute cuisine is all about luxurious dining and all about prestige. And in this culinary world there’s a prestigious rating system called the Michelin star system.

Right : Exterior of Ju-Ma-Na, overlooking the ocean. Bottom : Terrine of Foie Gras.

Each plate of caviar is accompanied by boiled egg yolk and white, onions, cornichon, capers, and warm blinis. There are also oysters according to the guests’ preference, natural (with cucumber lemon salsa and lime sherbet) or Panko (fried with mild granny smith apple sambal). According to Chef Agung, he prefers to produce the “haute preserve the taste. Kayuputi at St. Regis Bali Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua Lot S6 (0361) 8478-111 www.stregisbali.com in the breeding of sturgeons in France, the company is near Bordeaux. Its delicate salting allows the full expression of its nutty

Haute cuisine is all about the most luxurious way to dine and is

flavors persistent on the palate. The range of Sturia caviar offers a

all about prestige. And in this culinary world there’s a prestigious

wide selection of sensations and taste, fresh and natural.

rating system called the Michelin star system. In 1933 André

You can choose from Sturia Vintage, a caviar associating

Michelin and his brother Édouard Michelin introduced the first

rounded firmness and explosion on the palate with harmoniously

countrywide French restaurant listings and introduced the Michelin

fruity and iodized flavors, or Sturia Primeur, a young caviar with its

star system for ranking the food, later extended to the rest of the

shiny and detached roe revealing a creamy texture on the palate

world. The guide awards one to three stars to a small number of

and the delicate taste of fresh hazelnut.

restaurants of outstanding quality. One star indicates a “very good

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cuisine” ingredients as original and authentic as possible to


cuisine in its category”, a two-star ranking represents “excellent cuisine, worth a detour,” and a rare three stars are awarded to restaurants offering “exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey”. Michelin reviewers are known to be anonymous and independent; they do not identify themselves and their meals and expenses are paid for by the company founded by the Michelin brothers, never by a restaurant being reviewed. The French chef Paul Bocuse, one of the pioneers of nouvelle cuisine in the 1960s, said, “Michelin is the only guide that counts.” In France, each year at the time the guide is published, it has been said to spark a media frenzy similar to annual Academy Awards for movies. Media and the public alike debate likely winners and speculation is rife, with TV and newspapers discussing which restaurant might lose, and who might gain, a Michelin star.

Ju-Ma-Na Last month, the Banyan Tree Ungasan’s signature restaurant JuMa-Na hosted two-time Michelin starred chef Frank Seyfried from the restaurant Luce d’Oro at Schloss Elmau in Germany. Seyfried is regarded as one of Germany’s most prominent rising stars, revered for pushing gastronomic boundaries with his creations. Together with Ju-Ma-Na’s own highly acclaimed team, the combined powerhouse of culinary talent will now offer a multicourse set menu, special degustation menu and a la carte dishes

Wagyu Striploin 9+ at Ju-Ma-Na

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Perched high on Bali’s southernmost cliff and features panoramic views, Ju-Ma-Na serves a gourmet feast of delectable fresh seafood with an Asian twist. influences. Seyfried’s signature dishes include Terrine of Foie Gras de Canard with Caramelized Eggplant and Lemon Gel, Live Rock

Long before Seyfried presented his signature dish “Terrine of Foie Gras de Canard”, chef Mandif and chef Agus have been making their foie gras famous as well. Foie gras is a food product made from the liver of a duck or

Lobster accompanied by Smoked Almond Crème, Granny Smith Apple

goose that has been specially fattened. By French law, foie gras

Agar-Agar, Spiced Yellow-Fin Tuna served with Melted White Onion and

is defined as the liver of a duck fattened by gavage (force-feeding

Coriander Emulsion, Wagyu Striploin and Ravioli with celery truffle sticks,

corn), although outside of France it is occasionally produced using

and Gateau of white chocolate with raspberries and ginger.

natural feeding. Foie gras is a popular and well-known delicacy in

Ju-Ma-Na comes from the Arabic language and means ‘Silver Pearl’. However, the food served is not necessarily dishes from the Middle East. Thanks to the foresight of Executive Chef Agus Wiryawan and Executive Sous Chef Mandif Warokka, it presents avant-garde menus of French and Japanese fusion. Perched high on Bali’s southernmost cliff and featuring panoramic views, Ju-Ma-Na serves a gourmet feast of delectable

French cuisine. Its flavor is described as rich, buttery, and delicate, unlike that of an ordinary duck or goose liver. Another signature dish is their Wagyu Striploin Grade No .9, which means it has the highest quality of meat. With a stunning view while enjoying fine dining at Ju-Ma-Na, it is a one of a kind experience. „ Text by Devishanty

fresh seafood with an Asian twist. The chefs pride themselves on using only the freshest ingredients to create a contemporary fine

Ju-Ma-Na at Banyan Tree Ungasan

dining menu. Guests may observe them at work through a display

Jalan Melasti, Banjar Kelod, Ungasan.

kitchen that sits in the middle of the restaurant, or opt for a table

(0361) 300-7000

on the terrace featuring dramatic cliff-edge scenery.

www.banyantree.com

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that feature chef Seyfried’s French cuisine with regional German


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PONDERINGPOINT

Street Circus

B

ased on my personal experience as an

wish to buy a motorcycle. While for tourists, they can find motor

‘immigrant’ from Jakarta, I found that it

rental agents almost anywhere in the tourist areas and give their ID

was very easy for me to buy a motorcycle. I

or a copy (if they intend to stay for long) as a guarantee.

simply registered my Jakarta ID in order to

Getting a driving license is quite easy too. Three years ago I got

get a special ID for immigrants (KIPEM), got

my driving license without any difficulties; I just popped over to a

my driving license and went to a motorcycle

mobile police van for a photo and fingerprints. A few minutes later

dealer, chose one that I like, paid a deposit of only Rp. 1,000,000

I went back home with a driving license in my hand. Some tourists

(around US$ 110) and waited for another 2 weeks to have my

admit that they do not have license,so they just drive and pray that

motorcycle delivered to my place. I also could choose how many

the police won’t catch them. But if the police find out that they

payment installments that I wanted to make. The same procedure

are driving illegally, they knew already that a sum of money after a

(except the ID procedure) also applies to the local citizens who

witty negotiation will help them get out of the trouble.

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There are not many options for traveling around on this island. So most people who live in Bali need to have a personal vehicle. Motorcycles are the most affordable and most convenient personal vehicles for people here, so as a result it seems that everyone in Bali has a motorcycle or even more than one.


Maybe these are the reasons why I see so many hilarious attractions out on the street. I am not talking about the ordinary ‘show’ such as people driving without helmets. The street circus is not only performed by local citizens but many international tourists also do the same thing. I am going to share the trends that I think look more like a circus on the street. The latest trend is texting while driving. Yes, I am not joking and it happens everywhere, where a motorcycle driver is obviously looking at the mobile phone on his/her left hand and texting while they are driving along the road. Yesterday, I even saw a motorcycle driver fold his legs while driving and a few meters later, two guys driving along next to each other while chatting away as if there were nobody else on the road. I still do not understand how a family can fit a driver and four passengers (two adults and three kids) onto one small motorcycle, or a driver will place a huge box behind him on that seat that will hinder his view of what happens behind him, or how brave a driver could be when he/she drives without rearview mirrors. As a driver, I have to stay alert for unexpected surprises at all times. Some drivers love to save time by passing through the green road separator and surprising another driver like they were playing hide and seek, cutting off the drivers in front of them at high speed, or I might expect the driver in front of me to change lanes without any given sign. Last year I got caught by a policeman because I had two passengers on the back of my bike. The policeman asked for my documents and while he checked them he asked us why we were three people on one bike, so we explained the reason and he replied, “Next time, if you want to do the same thing, do not use the main road. Choose a smaller road where you will not be visible to us”. Then he continued, “Ok, I do not want to make your night become more complicated, so let’s make it easy if you know what I mean”. Long story short, we gave him the last money we had in our wallets and he returned the documents to us. Considering how easy it is to get a license, to buy a motorcycle, how reckless many drivers are and how corrupt (if not lazy) the police officers are, I would suggest to our Police Department that perhaps it would have been better if I could find a statement in my driving license saying “drive at your own risk and always have some rupiah in your wallet”. „ Text by Aini Zariyah

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Shades and Silhouettes This month’s FotoFolio features Indonesia’s renowned photographer Darwis Triadi. He is one of the pioneers in Indonesian photography, as he’s been exploring for three decades now. He always admires every movement in ballet dance or Javanese dance. He is awed by the gentle yet dynamic and firm movements in it. This admiration made the photo shoot full of improvisation and it just flowed along with his realm of unconscious thought. This is where his imagination interacts and creates more concrete visuals and plays along with the motion of light into the human object.

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ACTION&ATTRACTION

The Pursuit of

Happiness

What is it that we are searching for in this life? Is it money, a partner, a long life or that dream job? While those achievements can bring us a level of satisfaction, before long we can again feel that churning, dissatisfied feeling gnawing away at us. What transcends all of our worldly longings is that state of perpetual bliss – happiness.

F

or many Western

I decided to venture up into the Balinese

travellers visiting Bali,

highlands to seek out this tropical Shangri-

it is the perfect place

La, where lasting health and happiness

to unwind, indulge and

await those who dare to take the plunge

experience: a place

into a truly unorthodox world of alternative

that shifts the mood

healing.

and deepens an appreciation of life. For

The Brahmin and internationallyrenowned spiritual master himself, Ratu Bagus.

one group of Westerners, it’s not the raw

sweetness and gentleness of the Balinese,

pizzazz of Seminyak or the tranquillity of

and here, unsurprisingly,their graciousness

Ubud that has them visiting these shores

is touching. A hospitable welcome and

– it is something else. It is the pursuit of

serene environment is just the tonic to

lasting happiness, and on this Balinese

unwind and relax – even before any type of

quest, fortune really does favour the brave.

training has commenced! The real highlight

Well away from all things touristy, at the

is meeting Ratu: his big, warm smile and

foot of Mt. Agung just a stone’s throw from

arms outstretched is like the embrace of

the village of Muncan, lies the ashram of

truth itself as he hugs me and welcomes

Ratu Bagus. A Brahmin and internationally-

me into his ashram. Just as one would

renowned spiritual master, Ratu has

envisage a person whose life is devoted

been changing peoples’ lives for over 30

to helping humankind with their problems,

years. Throughout the year, hundreds of

Bali’s self-realised spiritual master exudes

Westerners – and also Balinese – flock to

a powerful presence, yet sweet and

his ashram knowing that a rigorous training

tender. It is like he is the consummate

programme awaits them, but the reward is

balance of masculine and feminine.

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The Ratu Bagus Ashram typifies the

Meeting some of the Westerners staying at the ashram is quite refreshing. My stereotypical profile of ashram-types


in colored gowns is dispelled: these

separation that the ashram calls “process.”

results really do speak for themselves:

are everyday people – office workers,

Be it fever, pain, agitation, etc., this is the

cancers, tumours, and chronic fatigue –

business owners, housewives, even yoga

reaction sought and it is the doorway to

ailments as varied as the people visiting

instructors, Tai Chi masters and medical

pass through where, once the body has

have been healed.

practitioners.

purged itself of all blocks, a new mindset

One Balinese man in particular proudly

instils itself through heightened sensitivity

shows off his medical report for hepatitis

happiness is an about-face to literally face

and awareness – a closer connection to

prior to coming to the ashram and another

our demons. His ’technique’ is a rigorous

the realms of pure potentiality. And this

report after seven months of intense

shaking of the body – a type of self-applied

is, as Ratu describes, what yoga is: “a

shaking – the results are incredible:

vibrational medicine – that awakens us on

connection to the divine.”

hepatitis has all but left his body. A

His students tell me that Ratu’s path to

a cellular level and raises our vibrations,

Entering Ratu’s training hall– called

woman from Italy, Tamara, shares her

which in-turn transforms our lives. ‘Shaking

the “taman” (garden in English)–it slowly

story of facing the prospect of surgery

yoga’, he calls it. Interestingly, my research

appears to be anything but a tranquil

for an ovarian tumour several years ago.

discovered that one scientific study

refuge for peace and happiness,as each

Her doctor told her she would become

found that when sick cells are vibrated

shaking session builds in intensity, with

infertile if not operated on quickly and

at a certain frequency, the sickness

people screaming, laughing and falling

further life-threatening consequences were

removes itself freely from the cell, leaving

ecstatically to the floor, yet I am reassured

probable – but she took a leap of faith,

no harm whatsoever to it. Three times a

that this is the exact reaction that stokes

headed to Bali and in the end her tumour

day, attendees apply themselves to this

the inner fire and gets ‘things’ moving

healed and she recently gave birth to a

vibrational healing practice, all committed

on a deep level – physically, emotionally,

healthy boy. These real-life experiences are

to breaking through the shackles of the

mentally and spiritually. It is what draws

commonplace within Ratu’s ashram and

past and on towards a better life.

hundreds of people to Bali every year, all

they are the inspiration that carry people

seeking the elusive states of health and

with similar conditions forward towards a

and ignite their “sacred fire” as Ratu

happiness through shaking. No matter

better, healthier and happier life.

calls it, this phenomenon of vibrational

what perceptions my mind entertains as

ascendance is initially a reaction of

the taman erupts, I soon discover that the

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Each shaking session builds in intensity, with people screaming, laughing and falling ecstatically to the floor.

laws of our existence, shaking appears

of the taman, humility and gratitude exude

to be the Millennium’s new kid on the

to make any newcomer feel they have

block – an active yoga where one can

come to the right place.

stay a step ahead of the rat race, far from

And in the end, the path these people

the clutches of disease and despair. It

have chosen in changing the course of

certainly challenges established mindsets

their lives is to reach the destination we all

potential that is here to tap into, by way of

that dictate that healing and spiritual

are striving to find: true happiness. Shaking

raising one’s vibrations through shaking.

transcendence is a passive path, but more

– Ratu style – is certainly putting balance

With science progressing further into the

and more people from all corners of the

back into peoples’ lives. As I conclude my

quantum world, we are beginning to have

globe are finding a new lease on life from

experience with Ratu’s shaking practice,

the data available that confirms what wise

shaking, not to mention a second chance

there is an old Latin saying that comes to

men like Ratu already know – we are all

at life. Shaking groups have now appeared

mind: ‘aeterna non caduca’, which means

energy, and energy is intelligence beyond

in cities all across the world, and Ratu

‘strive for the everlasting, not the passing

our wildest dreams and the resonance with

facilitates international shaking retreats

things of life’. „

which we vibrate determines our state of

where hundreds of people attend.

Text and Photos by Paul Enrich

health and the state of our lives. It is cutting-

Those dedicated to shaking appear

edge science and age-old wisdom merging.

to have a determination and focus during

Ratu Bagus

Although steeped in the fundamental

training that is truly inspiring. And outside

www.ratubagus.com

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THIS PAGE PHOTO COURTESY OF QUEEN VILLA. FACING PAGE PHOTO BY MARISCHKA PRUDENCE

Non-stop party island, mushroom and bikini fest. That was what I heard about this small island on the northwestern tip of Lombok. So some parts of the stories are true and some are beyond it.

F

or decades now, Gili Trawangan has been

small horse drawn carriage. The local government has forbidden all

more earning opportunity. The local population in Gili Trawangan is about a

known primarily as a

motor vehicles, so that’s the main reason

thousand, and during high season there

‘Party Island.’ Being

you will never find any noisy vehicles here.

can be about four times the number of

the biggest of the three

What’s more interesting is that even for

tourists than locals every month.

Gili Islands (the others

the cidomo there are some rules, even

But the crowd in Gili is different from

are Gili Air and Gili Meno), Gili Trawangan

though these rules are made to be broken

Bali. Since Gili is so small, you will find

offers a place to party hard and to get

– as some might say. No more than 4

yourself going around and meeting the

away from all the chaotic feelings of a

passengers for one cidomo, and no more

same people and going back to the same

tourist destination.

than 33 cidomo in Gili Trawangan. I didn’t

places before you even realize it. With no

have the time or the will to count them

motorized vehicles, I found myself having

anyway.

fun pedaling a bicycle around the beach

It is quite easy to get to Gili Trawangan these days, so no wonder it is so crowded during the high season. You can get a fast

The other unique thing about Gili

even though it was quite hard work on the

boat from Bali or take the slow boat from

Trawangan is that there are no police at all.

thick sand on some paths. There are bike

Padangbai and Senggigi. From other parts

If some problem occurs, the local village

rentals everywhere so no worries that you

of Lombok you can cross from Bangsal or

head will take care of it. But actually the

will not find a bike, and it is safe to park

Nare Harbour.

only problems that normally occur are due

your bike on the side of the street since

to alcohol in this never ending party.

nobody will take it off the island.

The first thing you will notice on this island is that there are no cars and no

Gili Trawangan has been developing

Besides feeling like you’re in the middle

motorcycles at all. Take a bicycle and you

fast in these last 10 years. New hotels,

ages with a horse drawn carriage, with

can get around this island in less than an

resorts and bars are popping up like

bars and pubs easily found and the party

hour. But if you don’t like pedaling, there is

mushrooms during rainy days. The

calling you every day, Gili Trawangan does

another very relaxing way to get from one

fast growing rate of these tourist

have two options, budget and stylish for

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But don’t spend all your time only on

I saw their sharp nasty teeth, which can

the beach. Gili Trawangan is also famous

certainly harm you if they felt threatened by

there are some villas on the other side of

for its friendly sea turtles, so grab your

your sudden movement or if you get too

the island. Of course you will have to take

swimsuit suit and your fins. My diving guide

close. But seeing these creatures is always

a cidomo because it will take around 20

promised that there was a 99,9 percent

fascinating, especially how a moray eel

minutes to get to the more serene zone of

chance that I would meet some sea turtles,

moves, gliding on the tip of the coral. It’s

Gili Trawangan, away from the collection of

and it became 100 percent as I met more

like seeing National Geographic live in the

groovy beach bars and tourist crowds.

than five friendly turtles while in the bright

sea itself.

I found myself at Queen Villa, which was filled with honeymoon lovebirds. With

blue sea. I was so excited seeing that first turtle.

One more fascinating under sea creature I encountered was the most

a private white sandy beach and a serene

I saw it swimming right towards me

graceful cephalopoda, the octopus. With

atmosphere, here a tourist can have more

before actually switching directions, and

their two eyes and four pairs of arms,

space, even feel like there is nobody else

it seemed like since they met humans

moving under water for an octopus is like

around, and then realize there are people

every day they don’t really get annoyed or

flying with no gravity involved. Octopuses

but you only see them during breakfast

scared. You can even follow them, moving

actually have a jet propulsion mechanism,

and dinner.

and swimming right next to them, and I was

where they can make water pass through

amazed at how close I could get to them.

their body so the movement is always

My favorite relaxing moment and I’m sure most honeymoon couples would love

But sea turtles are not the only things

head first with their arms trailing behind.

it too was the Balinese Spa. They don’t

you can find below the surface of the sea.

usually provide a spa right on the beach

My diving trip started from a coral fan

textures also makes your eyes widen and

but I managed to convince them to provide

garden that is on the northern part of Gili

you don’t want to blink or you will miss

it and it was worth the persistence of my

Trawangan, then went west part to Shark

something, since they are moving fast and

request. The key for a massage and spa is

Point. The spot from Jackfish Point to

easily away from your sight as they hide

the relaxing, serene and tranquil moments

Shark Point is home to some moray eels. I

in the hard coral. There are many more

and I always feel like it is best when you

saw three of them, from the size of a bottle

options for diving around Gili Meno and

can see the blue sea, hear the waves and

up to more than two meters long. My

Gili Air, and the best thing is that you don’t

feel the breeze.

advice? Better don’t get too close to them.

have to spend a lot of time on the boat.

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Seeing an octopus changing colors and

THIS PAGE PHOTO AND FACING PAGE PHOTOS BY MARISCHKA PRUDENCE

If you’re not the budget traveler and want to have stylish accommodations,


Cidomo, transportation in Gili Trawangan.

With a private white sandy beach and a serene atmosphere, here a tourist can have more space, even feel like there is nobody else around.

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These three Gili islands are so close to

sharks during your dive, and don’t worry

each other and so small that it takes less

since they are quite friendly.

than 15 minutes if you want to dive in the southern part of Gili Air.

For a newbie sea explorer, diving courses are everywhere on this small

If you just want to cruise around Gili

island. You can find them both at the

Trawangan you can see coral fan gardens,

resorts or just around the crowded zone

jackfish, and if you have the divers lucky

near the entrance dock. During my five

gene you might even see some black tip

minutes of walking in those areas, I found at least two dive centers that offered a lot of diving courses, from discover dives

NORTH LOMBOK

GILI AIR

WEST NUSA TENGGARA

MT. RINJANI

vacation, so now I’m planning to invite GILI PENTANGAN

my friends to do the party option next time. One thing is for sure, whatever your vacation plans are for Gili Trawangan, don’t

EAST LOMBOK

miss the diving. „ Text by Marischka Prudence

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option from Bali, or maybe after your Bali visit. I’ve done the more serene and private

SEGARA ANAKAN LAKE

WEST LOMBOK

specialized dives for skilled divers. So Gili Trawangan is certainly another

GILI SULAT

GILI TRAWANGAN

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The futuristic interior of Blitz Megaplex.

PHOTOS THIS PAGE AND FACING PAGE COURTESY OF BLITZ MEGAPLEX

To watch a movie not only means to set eyes on beautiful people acting out a well-crafted script. To watch a movie is also about getting into a new experience, submerging yourself into a different realm, and that takes the perfect seat position and level of comfort, plus a great sound system and screen technology. Everyone wants to be part of a story even though it’s fiction.

T

he technology of

implementation of the latest if not also the

outdoor stage showcasing live bands and

movie screening has

hippest technology in their cinemas.

other performances.

developed rapidly

The trend began when theatre chain

Five months later Jakarta urbanites

from the first Lumiere

Blitz Megaplex redefined the movie-going

got their first Blitz Megaplex cinema.

Brothers film until the

experience by establishing their first

Targeting younger audiences, they

all-3D Avatar by James

screens at Paris van Java in Bandung in

changed the traditional game arcades with

Cameron was put on the silver screen.

October of 2006. Covering a 7,000 square

a gamesphere rounded off with xBox 360,

The progress of course, continues. Movie

meter area at the most happening mall in

Nintendo Wii consoles, and complete with

theaters don’t stop seeking innovation to

Bandung, Blitz combined cinema screens

LCD flat screens as small as 17” and as

satisfy movie goers’ thirst, all the way from

with a seating capacity of 2,200, a cafe,

big as 52”.

establishing luxurious A+ services to the

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inauguration, more than one million people

one will have less distractions from people

were recorded as going to that cinema. In

sitting in the rows in front of them. The

that same year, Blitz Megaplex received an

stadium seating also enables spectators to

award from the Indonesia records museum

get a better view of the movie screen even

(MURI) for being the biggest cinema in the

though they sit at the corner seats.

country. Blitz has now opened five new theaters

Another revolution was made when Blitz introduced their Velvet Class

in the greater Jakarta area. Each theater

auditoriums at Pacific Place in Jakarta in

has unique, distinguishing features such

2008. The management opened two Velvet

as the Karaoke Room and Brasas, a fine

auditoriums that offered its customers 17

Argentinean steakhouse that will deliver

sofa beds complete with blankets and

an exquisite experience for your senses,

pillows inside instead of the usual sturdy,

all available at the Blitz Megaplex Pacific

backbone-gnawing red seats.

Place. Among those features, the standard

This Velvet Class concept was made to allow the customers to feel at home

facilities such as the Blitz Cafe with its staff

while watching their movies, not only

are always ready to serve. The atmosphere

sitting neatly and munching popcorn. This

is cozy and welcomes visitors to come

is stated clearly in their slogan “Beyond

anytime, even if they’re not going to see any

Movies, Beyond Luxuries”. Each sofa

films. The Cafe at the Grand Indonesia Mall

bed can seat two people and costs Rp.

has a 400 pax capacity and is suitable for

250,000. Better go with your friend or

hosting events, together or separately, with

loved one because it’s a fixed per bed

the use of a 600 capacity function room.

price.

Audiences sometimes complain about

Blitz Megaplex also won’t let their regulars miss some part of the film’s

seats in stadium seating style to enhance

story due to hunger pains in the midst

the visual pleasure of films projected on

of watching the movie. Each sofa bed

the wide screens. With stadium seating,

has service button to order food and

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seating positions, so Blitz arranged the

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beverages. Don’t forget to clean up before

although the company regulates that

going to bed with the warm towel provided

children below 12 are not allowed to enter

Tickets for the Velvet Class can be

for every guest.

this class.

purchased in the ticket counter or even

Four years after the first two Velvet

Another exclusive service from Blitz

All is set for a customer’s satisfaction.

without the hassle of queuing by ordering

Class auditoriums, Blitz Megaplex has

Megaplex is their popular Satin Class

online, while tickets for the Satin Class can

provided similar services at their Mall of

auditoriums at Grand Indonesia that are

be bought at a separate counter to avoid

Indonesia and Central Park branches. The

packed with 52 reclining seats complete

the hassle of a long queue at the regular

latter has additional facility called the Velvet

with adjustable foot rest. Guests can relax

ticket box.

Suite Class that is furnished with a comfy

and sipped their choice of Blitz Megaplex’s

sofa for two people besides the sofa-bed,

special wine collection at the private Satin

the movie-chain mixes the dining and

so a family of four can enjoy the show,

Lounge before entering the auditorium.

movie-going experience through their

Speaking of fulfilling one’s appetite,

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Dining Cinema, which is available at the Blitz Megaplex Mall of Indonesia. The key features are 32 reclining seats that make customers really enjoy their show and two choices of set menus: Western and Korean. The tickets are sold at a package priced of Rp.60,000 for the Western menu and Rp. 80,000 for the Korean set. To set things at ease, Blitz offers a convenient purchasing method through their Blitzcard. Customers can buy a starter pack at any Blitz Megaplex location for Rp. 100,000 that contains Rp. 90,000 of card credit. For an online balance, shoppers just need to register at the Blitz CardMachine. Soon after it’s activated, online tickets and snack orders can be done by several clicks. This card also

Enjoy your movie from a comfortable sofa-bed in Velvet Class.

Velvet Class available at: blitzmegaplex Pacific Place Pacific Place Mall 6th floor Jl. Jend Sudirman kav 52-53 blitzmegaplex Mall of Indonesia Dining Cinema

Kelapa Gading Square 2nd floor

blitzmegaplexCentral Park makes digital music purchases at the

that attracts audiences, and not only box

Central Park Mall level 8 Podomoro City

db store way easier. Customers can bid

offices motion pictures. Blitz also has more

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farewell to the long queues.

choices of movies, ranging from Hollywood blockbusters, world cinema, festival and

Satin Class available at:

that luxury isn’t the main thing that people

art-house productions, Indonesian movies,

blitzmegaplex Grand Indonesia

seek when coming to a movie theater.

Indie movies, Hindi movies, Anime, and

Grand Indonesia, 8th floor

It’s always the selection of great films

Asian cinema. „

Jl. MH. Thamrin No. 1

equipped with cutting edge technology

Text by Shinta Eka

www.blitzmegaplex.com

However, Blitz seems to understand

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BEYONDUPDATES

NICE TRANSFORMATION Previously known as the Malya Hotel, the Padma Hotel Bandung will surprise you with a stunning and breathtaking natural panorama at the lobby. The room numbers have increased from 50 to 124, with 9 fabulous meeting rooms. All the new rooms are done in a subtle minimalist modern approach with clean lines, granite flooring and a touch of wooden accents featuring a magnificent big glass wall that provides a great opportunity to enjoy the view. Perched on the crest of the Ciumbuleuit Valley with its luscious green scenery, the Padma Hotel Bandung also has great outbound facilities such as a flying fox, high rope, team building and wall climbing. Padma Hotel Bandung Jl. Ranca Bentang 56-58 Ciumbuleuit, Bandung (022) 203-0333 www.padmahotelbandung.com

BLISSFUL NIGHT The Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta shared happiness by holding a break-fasting event with its colleagues including travel agents in Yogyakarta, the Yogyakarta Hotel and Restaurants Association and media, also inviting 100 children from the Aisyah Putri and Wiloso Projo Yogyakarta orphanages on August 9 at the Pendopo Agung Royal Ambarrukmo. This event was filled by tauziyah from Mucshin Khalida, nasyid entertainment, a fashion show of Batik Adiningrat Muslim dress with the theme “Muslim Batik Aurora Van Java�, door prizes and the delivery of donations and gifts to the orphanage children by General Manager L. Sudarsana. Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta, Jl. Laksda. Adisucipto No. 81 Yogyakarta, (0274) 488-488 www.royalambarrukmo.com

PHM Hospitality has introduced a new brand of urban budget hotel, The BnB. The BnB is the newest evolution of urban budget hotels to offer a positive traveling experience in an easy, practical, and economical style while providing maximum value for the modern urban explorer. The hotels are pleasantly simple, dynamically stylish, and rationally warm, positioned at great locations for an enjoyable short-trip budget stay. The BnB will open its first property in the Kelapa Gading area of North Jakarta in the middle of December 2012. The hotel features 171 cozy rooms equipped with high quality mattresses, inside shower rooms, TV, and a WiFi internet connection. www.phm.co.id 78

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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.

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

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

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KUNINGAN DAY The Balinese Hindu community will commemorate Kuningan Day this year on September 8, and the date is set to be a public holiday. This event happens every six months and falls ten days after Galungan. Hindu people will have a prayer ceremony to worship their God, and take offerings to the temple.

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The annual Balinale 2012 International Film Festival will be held for the 6th time from October 8-14. This film festival was established in 2007 by the Bali Taksu Indonesia Foundation and founded by Christine Hakim, Indonesia’s internationally recognized film actress and producer, and Deborah Gabinetti, director of the Bali Film Center. The festival holds the honor of being endorsed by the Ministry of Culture & Tourism, Bali Governor’s Office and the Regency of Badung. Balinale’s Young Indonesian Film Circle Educational Programs provide creative workshops to thousands of secondary school students, which promotes inspired learning within the Indonesian film industry. The seminars, many offered free of charge, encompass scriptwriting, producing, editing, acting and filmmaking. Bali Taksu Indonesia Foundation, Jl. Merta Sari 10-B, Sanur (0361) 270-908, www.balinale.com


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BRING THE PEACE For the second year in a row, Ubud’s Taksu will host a full day Global Yoga Mala celebration on September 22. This celebration will feature yoga classes led by Bali’s best instructors from Taksu Yoga, Yoga Barn, Radiantly Alive Yoga Studio, Intuitive Flow and Power of Now Oasis – Sanur, plus well known independents. The purpose of the Global Yoga Mala Peace Project is to honor the United Nation’s International Day of Peace on September 21. Throughout the rest of the day, participants can select from an array of yoga and meditation classes or enjoy movies such as Yogawoman or Guerrilla Midwives, a documentary about the extraordinary work carried out at Ubud’s Bumi Sehat clinic managed by CNN Hero of the Year Robin Lim. (0361) 971-490, www.taksuyoga.com

IT’S TIME FOR WOMEN ARTISTS The exhibition “Seniwati, New Beginnings” is being held at Griya Santrian in Sanur from August 15 to October 15. This is the first exhibition for women at the Seniwati Showspace and will exhibit paintings in a dynamic 2-meter by 80-centimeter format. The driving force behind the exhibition is Ni Nyoman Sani, the new head of Seniwati, which is an artists’ collective based in Batubulan. Ni Nyoman Sani, a mother of two, is a successful Balinese artist. Her paintings are inspired by fashion and she is also a talented clothes designer and photographer. www.seniwatigallery.com

Project X Bali has announced its premier Secret Rave Party event that will take place at a hidden venue on September 22. Kicking off the event will be the sensational DJ Jerome Isma-Ae followed by other outstanding national DJ’s and various other entertainment. In addition, this event will also feature 3D Visual Mapping, which has never been done before at a rave party in Bali. The venue is secret, but can find the answer by grabbing a ticket. www.projectxbali.com 82

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FUN DAYS The Centro Discovery Shopping Mall in collaboration with BNI held a special event for its members on August 4. This event was especially for the members of Centro called “Centro Friends”. Held in the Celcius Café & Grills, all Centro Friends and invited guests breakfasted together, watched a fashion show and got a lot of prizes. The “Centro and BNI Summer Party” series of events was held from August 3 to 5 with a lot of activities such as a beer competition, shopping rally and kids catwalk competition. www.centro.co.id

ANCHORS AWEIGH

1000 UNIFORMS Bridges Bali, in support of the “Komunitas Anak Alam” (Community of the Children of Nature) hosted a special Independence Day fundraising exhibition with photographs as well as the results of a knitting project done by the children on August 17. Everyone was invited to drop clothing, blankets, toys, etc. for the children, and all the proceeds from the sales of the photographs and knitting, as well as a percentage of the sales of food and drink were donated to the Komunitas Anak Alam for purchasing 1,000 uniforms. Bridges Bali Jalan Raya Campuhan, Ubud (0361) 970-095 www.bridgesbali.com

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PHOTOS BY DEVISHANTY (TOP) AND COURTESY OF BRIDGES BALI (BOTTOM)

The B.E Esmeralda Chilean Naval Training Ship, which has visited more than 300 ports worldwide acting as a floating embassy for Chile, visited Benoa Harbor Bali on July 25. The Esmeralda (BE-43) is a steel-hulled fourmasted barquentine ship in the Chilean Navy, currently the second tallest and longest sailing ship in the world and has been a training ship for the Chilean Navy. The event was attended by many consulates, and who knew that these Navy guys are so good at dancing?


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LITTLE AMBASSADOR Surfer Girl has just introduced Patricia Goeyardi as their official Green Ambassador for 2012. This eleven year-old girl is a student of the Taman Rama School in Denpasar and has an impressive list of environmental achievements in her bag, so is the perfect role model for inspiring young girls in Indonesia who want to be part of Surfer Girl’s mission, which is ‘To make a positive difference through everything that we do’. As Surfer Girl’s first ever Green Ambassador, Patricia will spread environmental awareness related to the ocean and surf. www.surfer-girl.com

HOLY RAMADHAN Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana participated in the month of fasting by having a break-fasting event on July 26. They invited their travel agent, media partner, and corporate colleagues and some children from an orphanage to share the happiness. They also invited a special guest, Ustadz Subki Al Bughury, to give a speech and praying ceremony. www.pullmanbalilegiannirwana.com

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French Dynamic Duo DJ Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay, also known as Justice, played at the Potato Head Beach Club on July 26. This is the first time in Bali and Indonesia for these Grammy Award and MTV Award winners to play their magnificent electric DJ set. It was madness as the audience jumping around and some even jumped into the pool, as they enjoy Justice playing hits such as “We Are Your Friends” and “D.A.N.C.E”. www.ptthead.com, www.ismayalive.com


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ELEPHANT BRIDE Nikko Bali Resort and Spa just welcomed the arrival of an unusual bride to its wedding venue ‘Wiwaha’ on July 25. This 2.8 ton bride is not an ordinary bride because it’s an elephant! Her name is Murni, a Sumatran elephant from the Bali Safari and Marine Park. Murni was wearing a white ‘gown’ and a ribbon, and was escorted by two umbrella boys. The 26-year old elephant visited the resort for the “Safari Goes to Hotel” program by Bali Safari and Marine Park that promotes their conservation and educational program as well as various activities that guests can do there. www.nikkobali.com

MECARU CEREMONY Novotel Bali Benoa hosted a traditional Balinese Mecaru ceremony on July 25. Mecaru is intended to balance human and nature by satisfying Bhuta (evil spirits). During the event, a gamelan orchestra from the hotel staff accompanied the procession led by a Hindu priest from the Klungkung Regency. After Bhuta is pleased, there will only be peace remaining. This important ceremony was held after a series of renovation projects done to some major areas of the resort’s property. www.novotelbalibenoa.com

LEND A HAND InterContinental Bali Resort paid a follow-up visit to Bali Life on July 27 as part of its ongoing CSR program. Bali Life is a non-profit foundation that cares for a group of orphaned children. Over the past year the Resort has supported Bali Life by securing a small parcel of land with the aim of getting them working towards self-sufficiency. The visit involved the donation of 3 cows and 5 ducks to help get this sustainability project underway and discuss future action plans. The establishment of this small productive farm is providing the children of Bali Life with valuable new skills and a sense of purpose. www.bali.intercontinental.com 88

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THE AWARD GOES TO… Qatar Airways just held an appreciation dinner party on July 27 at the Ayana Hotel, where they handed out awards to their top performing agents for their contributions in 2011 - 2012. Three trophies were given by the Country Manager of Indonesia to three Bali agents, Abbey Travel, Bayu Buana Travel and KCB Travel, and two certificates to two other agents, Anta Express and Sunari Travel. www.qatarairways.com

THE DREAM WEDDING The biggest Wedding & Party Expo in Bali entitled “My Dream Wedding” was successfully held from August 3-5 at the Hong Kong Garden International Restaurant. This expo was opened officially by the wife of the vice governor of Bali Mrs. Bintang Puspayoga and Mrs. Lucy Gani as the chairman of Tiger Indonesia, the organizer who also handled the Sultan’s Royal Wedding in Yogyakarta last year. More than 70 wedding and party suppliers participated in this expo making it the main event for parties and weddings in Bali. Glamorous fashion shows by prominent Balinese designers and exciting entertainment were performed each day at this annual exhibition. www.tigerindonesia.com

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Rumah di Seribu Ombak (House at a Thousand Waves) is a new Indonesian movie produced and directed by Erwin Arnada. The premiere played last Sunday, August 5 at the Mal Bali Galeria, and was attended by Erwin Arnada himself with all the cast and representatives from Quiksilver Indonesia as the sponsor of the movie. Starring all new faces in the Indonesian movie industry, this movie was shot in three places in Bali, Desa Kali Asem SIngaraja, Legian, and Tegenungan Gianyar, and is a story about the life of children in Singaraja.

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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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Bali & Beyond Magazine September 2012  
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