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EVER-EVOLVING BALI ‘Om Swastiastu...’ Are we the only ones who feel like the year 2013 went by in the blink of an eye? It’s hard to believe that the year is coming to a close and 2014’s gleam can already be seen just around the next corner, luring us in with promises of adventure, romance and exciting experiences that will top 2013. To everyone who has traveled to this paradise island from far and wide: a warm welcome to you all! The traffic does get fairly dense here during the month of December, but at least you’re guaranteed a myriad of options when it comes to celebrating Christmas and/or the New Year. So don’t forget to turn to FEAST & FESTIVITIES to see our list of glittering fetes and tantalizing dinners around the island that will hopefully tickle your fancy. As for the ladies who want to step out in style, get your outfit inspiration from our FASHION FOLIO, which features designs from fantastic local talents such as Ali Charisma and Oka Diputra (whose pieces, by the way, made an appearance in a recent episode of America’s Next Top Model, cycle 20). Bali has changed quite a bit this year – there are many new roads and businesses, not to mention a sophisticated new airport! The landscape here is constantly evolving, and even the mainstays have decided to undergo renovations so as to not get left behind. Get caught up with all the latest developments in this issue, and learn how you can give back to the community as a token of thanks for your lovely holiday spent here. We hope you have a fantastic festive season. Thanks for reading, and we’ll see you in the New Year! ‘Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om…’ The Team

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CONTRIBUTORS

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6 1 Bayu Rahanatha is a lecturer at Udayana University and a Marketing Communications specialist. He also has his own business in tourism but still finds time to continue his writing hobby. 2 Anggara Mahendra is a Balinese photographer based in Denpasar. He is currently working on personal documentary projects related to cultural, social and environmental issues. 3 Marischka Prudence is a host and producer for a TV travel series. She also contributes to various websites and magazines on the many places she has visited around the world.

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4 Paul V. Walters is the best selling author of two novels, Final Diagnosis and Blowback. The third in this trilogy, Counterpoint, was released in November 2013. 5 Fadil Aziz is a travel photographer whose main passion is capturing the archipelago’s beauty. www.alcibbum-photography.com 6 Katie Truman waved goodbye to her native England fifteen years ago and has been living in Southeast Asia as a freelance writer ever since. She contributes to numerous international publications on her two big loves, Vietnam and Indonesia.

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BALI & BEYOND General Manager

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Contributors ANGGARA MAHENDRA, TIM HAIN, PAUL V. WALTERS, FADIL AZIZ KATIE TRUMAN, LUKAS VRTILEK, MARISCHKA PRUDENCE, AINI ZARIYAH AGUNG PARAMESWARA, ALISON BONE, BAYU RAHANATHA Jakarta Marketing Services/Subscription RISKA WAHYUNINGSIH riska.wahyuningsih@baliandbeyond.co.id Tel: (021) 398 36061 (Ext. 224) Publisher PT. BUMI DIAN KUSUMA Commissioner SOETIKNO SOEDARJO Director MAULANA INDRAGUNA SUTOWO Division Head MRA Printed Media INDRIATI WIRJANTO Printing PT. SUBURMITRA GRAFISTAMA, JAKARTA OFFICE Bali White House - Jl. Dewi Sri No. 23 Block IV, Kuta 80361- Bali Tel: +62 361 8868601-2, Fax: +62 361 750075 E-mail:mag@baliandbeyond.co.id http://www.baliandbeyond.co.id

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

contents 12.13 DECEMBER 2013 Volume 15 No. 163

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INVITE&INDULGE RETREAT FROM THE WORLD Dress by Espen Salberg Hat by State of Georgia, Ring by Jemme Jewellery Gloves by Prisoners of St. Petersburg Toy gun Stylist's own

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CRAFT&CULTURE MELASPAS CEREMONY The philosophy and story behind the Balinese Hindu melaspas ceremony

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LIFESTYLE&LEISURE SOUVENIR HUNTING MADE EASY A guide to one-stop souvenir shopping in Bali

Go M.I.A from the daily grind at InterContinental Bali Resort’s hiddenaway spa

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SIGHTS&SOUNDS PHOTOS & FUN FACTS Snapshots and quotes picked up throughout the months of October and November

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REST&RELAXATION GRANDIOSE STAY A review of Grand Nikko Bali’s brand new villas that offer comfort like no other

Learn about the rustic-chic Italian fare at Bene and read our chat with the Executive Chef

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PONDERINGPOINT CHANGE A LIFE The less-than-perfect side of this tropical paradise and how you can help make things better

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FASHIONFOLIO MARRY THE NIGHT Edgy and effortless fashion for the holiday season that will make you BALI&BEYOND DECEMBER 2013 14 turn heads

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

MOLTO BENE

An interview with American musician Michael Franti, headliner at the Soulshine Festival

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

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DINE&DELIGHTS

SPREAD THE LOVE

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

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

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

110 INFOINDEX Useful directory of companies and island-based businesses

FIRST COLUMN PHOTO COURTESY OF BENE AT SHERATON BALI KUTA RESORT SECOND COLUMN BY LUKAS VRTILEK, THIRD COLUMN COURTESY OF KU DE TA

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

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Volume 15 No. 163

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BRAWA STREET EATERIES Three of our favorite eateries along Pantai Brawa Street in Canggu

GLITTERING CITYSCAPE

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A look at the ever-growing capital city of Jakarta

FOTOFOLIO VOWS IN PARADISE Creative house Axioo shares how they capture romance in paradise

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BEYONDBALI A MAGICAL LAND CALLED G-LAND You don’t have to be a surfer to enjoy East Java’s surfing paradise nicknamed G-Land

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PRIMEPROMOTION

EXQUISITE FARE

CHOCOLATE SURPRISE

Come to Il Ristorate at the Bulgari Resort on December 13 and

Have a great day out with your family at Pod Chocolate,

indulge in the exquisite Calvisius Caviar Dinner and Batasiolo

where you can learn all about the chocolate-making

Wine Experience. The dinner will feature a caviar degustation

process and even make your own chocolate elephants

from Calvisius (one of the oldest and biggest sturgeon farms in

to take home. The best part is, it’s free for kids! Pod

the world) as well as the fine creations of Executive Sous Chef

is spreading holiday cheer by allowing one kid free

Maurizio Bombini paired with Batasiolo wines. This one-of-a-kind

per paying adult throughout the month of December.

feast is only Rp. 1,000,000++ per person. You won’t want to

Located at Bali Elephant Camp, the Pod Chocolate daily

miss this, so make your reservation sooner rather than later!

tour runs at 10.30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and cost US$ 45 for

Il Ristorante at Bulgari Resort & Hotels

adults (with a minimum of two adults participating).

Jalan Goa Lempeh, Uluwatu, (0361) 895-4644

Pod Chocolate, Jalan Tukad Ayung, Carang Sari

restaurant.reservations@bulgarihotels.com

(0361) 837-0888, www.podchocolate.com

LIMITED EDITION Show some skin and top up your tan during this holiday season with Blue Glue’s limited edition collection of All Black Losange bikinis. This exclusive collection is only available for purchase at Blue Glue’s flagship store in Seminyak from December 15 - 31. What are you waiting for? Get yours (for Rp. 330,000++) before they run out! Blue Glue Bikinis Jalan Raya Kerobokan, Seminyak (0361) 734-820 www.blue-glue.com

HELI RIDE & CHAMPAGNE In celebration of the opening of the Swiss-Belresort Watu Jimbar in Sanur on November 1, the resort is offering an exclusive rate of Rp. 1,088,888 for a two-night stay, with guests eligible to win a helicopter ride with seafood Swiss-Belhotel’s website and enter the promotional code “takeoffsbi” and book anytime between November 1, 2013 and January 31, 2014 for stays between March 1 and June 30, 2014. Book now and with a little bit of luck, you’ll get the holiday of your life! Swiss-Belresort Watu Jimbar, Jalan Tambilngan No. 99, Sanur (0361) 849-7000, www.swiss-belhotel.com

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and champagne to Gili Trawangan Island. To qualify, you need only go to

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PRIMEPROMOTION

MAGICAL SUNDAYS Come to Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort’s White Magic Sunset party, a weekly event held every Sunday at the hotel’s outdoor pool deck overlooking the glistening Indian Ocean. DJs like Adrian Giordano will spin groovy nudisco tunes while you sip on delicious sangria and snack on treats from the Bene Italian Restaurant. Entrance is free, with the party kicking off at 3 p.m. and going until about 10 p.m. And did we mention the free drinks before 6 p.m.? We can’t think of a better way to close out the weekend. Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort Jalan Pantai Kuta, Kuta, (0361) 846-5555

FEEL GOOD

www.sheratonbalikuta.com

Indonesia’s first ever Heavenly Spa by Westin opened its doors on December 1, a spa that draws on holistic approaches with spa rituals for the renewal of body, mind and spirit. The spa features extensive water treatment facilities like thermal hydro pools, Himalayan salt saunas and steam rooms with therapeutic effects. Their Last Day Package will pamper you from head to toe for two hours at the spa, followed by a three-course dinner at Westin’s brand new Italian restaurant Prego. Heavenly Spa @ The Westin Resort Nusa Dua Bali Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua, BTDC Lot N-3, Nusa Dua, (0361) 771-906 www.heavenlyspabali.com

The Jazz Café Bali will celebrate its 17th anniversary with a party featuring a great lineup of international and local jazz musicians. Join the celebration of this iconic venue with performances by Jim Larkin, The Saucy Soul Band, Nancy Ponto and The Bali Angels, taking you on a journey through the history of soul music. Jazz Café Bali, Jalan Sukma No.2, Ubud (0361) 976-594, www.jazzcafebali.com

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NEW&NEWS

WINE & DINE Kayuputi Restaurant at The St. Regis Bali Resort has recently won Best Wine List in Bali and Best Listing of Australian Wines at the recent 2013 Indonesian Wine List of the Year Awards. The accolade is the first of its kind in Indonesia, recognizing hotels, restaurants and various dining establishments for their commitment in offering patrons an extensive selection of quality wines. It comes as no surprise that Kayuputi won these two awards, as their grand two-story wine cellar is home to a curated list of 430 fine wines. Kayuputi Restaurant at The St. Regis Bali Resort, BTDC Lot S-6, Nusa Dua (0361) 847-8111, www.stregisbali.com

HI-TECH FITNESS The revolutionary technology of Miha Bodytec EMS (Electric Muscle Stimulation) has arrived in Bali, offered by the first and only micro-fitness studio on the island, MOXX! Bodytec. A hi-tech system specifically designed for muscle strengthening, it’s perfect for fitness goals such as rehabilitation after injury or performance training. The Miha Bodytech system targets and stimulates all major muscle groups in a single 20 minute session, making it more efficient than spending 1 to 1.5 hours in a gym every other day. Athletes like Roger Federer and the members of Real Madrid are fans of this system – will you

PRISTINE HIDEAWAY

be next? MOXX! Bodytec is open seven days a week from

Karma Royal Group has opened a brand new resort named The

9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Reef on the pristine island of Gili Meno. This luxury beachfront

MOXX! Bodytec, Jalan Kunti No. 1, Seminyak

boutique resort features laidback sophistication with an ethnic

(0361) 738-167, www.moxx.com

touch, and charming bamboo lumbung bungalows designed with maximum comfort and relaxation in mind. At the Karma Beach shimmering azure waters or bask in the sun on daybeds situated right on the white sandy beach. It’s a luxurious hideaway perfect for unwinding and escaping from the daily grind. The Reef, Gili Meno, Lombok (0370) 642-340 www.karmaroyalgroup.com

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Club you’ll be able to enjoy your meals with unobstructed views of

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NEW&NEWS

TASTE OF ASIA Chef Will Meyrick has recently introduced a number of exciting new menu items at Sarong that encompass flavors from all around Asia. Highlights include a beautiful dish of salmon sashimi in yuzu dressing scattered with edible organic flowers, crispy lamb and chickpea kofta with lemon chutney yoghurt, and DIY Peking duck fluffy steamed buns. The ‘die-hard’ Sarong fans need not fret about favorites like the Raw Tuna Betel leaves or Crispy Pork Belly disappearing from the menu – they’re here to stay, so you’ll be able to appreciate both the old and new menu items during your next visit! Sarong Restaurant, Jalan Petitenget No. 19x, Kerobokan

Planning a visit to Nusa Lembongan Island? Operating since the

NEW WINE ON THE BLOCK

beginning of 2013, the Lembongan Beach Club & Resort is the

Matua, the producer of New Zealand’s first Sauvignon Blanc,

epitome of an ideal tropical accommodation. Located on Jungut Batu

has recently expanded its footprint into Indonesia. According

Beach, the resort boasts 26 private villas all designed with natural

to their winemaker Greg Rowdon, Matua’s Marlborough

materials in modern Balinese style. Their beach club restaurant

Sauvignon Blanc is a perfect match for Indonesia’s climate

overlooks the ocean and Shipwrecks surfing break, and the spa also

as it is crisp, refreshing and full of tropical notes like passion

offers a wide variety of treatments to indulge in. On top of that, the

fruit and guava. It’s also a great complement to the rich

vast land and water-based activity packages make the resort great for

and spicy flavors found in Indonesian cuisine. Matua wine

action-packed vacations.

selections are available in discriminating food and wine retail

Lembongan Beach Club & Resort

stores in Jakarta (including Vines and Gourmet World) and

Nusa Lembongan Island

in popular retreats, bars and restaurants in Bali such as the

(0361) 737-282

Cocoon Beach Club.

www.lembonganbeachclub.com

www.matua.co.nz

TROPICAL CHIC

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CRAFT&CULTURE

MELASPAS CERE MONY

MOST HOUSEW ARMINGS ARE H ELD TO SHARE A OTHERS, BUT HER HOMEOWNER’S E IN BALI THERE JOY WITH IS A VERY UNIQU “MELASPAS” THA E TRADITION CA T EXPRESSES GRA LLED TITUDE TO GOD AND NATURE.

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The Peranda, the Hindu prie st, leads the ceremony with blessings

fireplaces. This ho usewarming activity not only introduced the ne w house to the owne r’s friends and into a new relatives, but also dismissed all the house? ne ga tiv e sp iri ts in Having a “house the house by warming” party is creating a protec most likely at the tive energy that top of your list – a came from the wa time to invite your rmth. friends and family Th er e ar e many unique to see the house, serve drinks and housewarming tra food, and sometim ditions around es even continue the world. In Scot the party until da la nd, a person wn. attending a hous ewarming party Looking back in time, the word mi gh t br in g a frog as a gift to “housewarming” comes from the the homeowner, literal act of warm while the Jewish ing a new house. be lie ve bread, salt and su The owners of the gar are house invited the ir im po rta nt gifts. That way the friends, who then new brought firewood homeowners will as a gift and ma ha ve “B re ad so de fires in all the that you shall ne ver know hunger ,

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salt so your life sh all always have flavor, and suga r and so your life shall always have sweetness.” Here in Bali, the melaspas ceremony is done to share a homeowner’s ha ppiness with othe rs as well as expres s gratitude to God and nature.

MAKUH CEREM ONY

The makuh ceremo ny is performed before the melasp as ceremony. Makuh means to become strong. Part of the offerin g will be colored red, black and wh ite (referred to as tri datu) to give str ength to the new house. Some Balin ese will draw three small lines (red, black and white) in every co rner of their hous e to maintain this “s trength.”

MELASPAS CEREM ONY

Melaspas means an act of cleansing. The ma in purpose of a melaspas ceremo ny is to clean the energy of the ne w house in hope s

that the homeow ners will be able to enjoy their sta y for the rest of their life. Melaspas not on ly cleans the energy of a new house but also shows gratitude to nature for what it provides. Woo d, stone, clay, sand and glass ar e all materials taken from nature, and without them it would not be po ssible to build a house.

In Bali, the melasp as ceremony is conducted not only for new houses but also fo r other kinds of buildings such as temples, offices/ workspaces, ware houses and animal cages. A Balinese priest must first be cons ulted in order to find out the best date to conduct the ceremony an d what offerings must be prepared . This specific date is calculated through Balinese astrology, and the ceremony is led by a Balinese pr iest. It usually take s at least one day, but it depends on how big the cere mony is.

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PHOTOS BY ANGGARA MAHENDRA

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LIFESTYLE&LEISURE

SOUVENIR HUNTING MADE EASY

IT CAN BE FUN TO SCOUR ALL CORNERS OF THE ISLAND TO LOOK FOR SOUVENIRS, BUT SOMETIMES YOU JUST WANT IT TO BE EASY. HERE ARE A HANDFUL OF PLACES THAT ARE PERFECT FOR ONE-STOP SHOPPING.

CLASSY COMPLEX

souvenirs from clothing and snacks

such as the Kecak dance in Uluwatu

If you’re holed up in Nusa Dua

to artsy home decorations and bric-

or Ubud.

and don’t feel like venturing too

a-brac. This souvenir market also

far, there’s a shopping complex

offers reflexology foot massage and

outlet at Bali Collection where you

called Bali Collection where you

fish spas where you can unwind

can hunt for special mementos. There

can purchase your souvenirs and

for a bit after hours of shopping

are other shops offering unique

avoid traffic. Bali Collection is an

and walking around the complex.

Balinese gifts such as Wikowi Art &

outdoor arcade lined with shops

Another thing I found quite unique

Craft, Eling Bali, Exotic Gems, Bali

and restaurants, and there’s one

at this place is that they sell CDs of

Bagus and many more.

particular shop that specializes in

Balinese traditional music, which

trinkets called Padi Art Market.

might just remind you of the cultural

Bali Collection

performances you have seen,

BTDC, Nusa Dua

This store offers a wide range of

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QUIRKY THINGS Joger Bali is a Balinese t-shirt brand famous for printing witty and funny phrases on their products (these are for the most part in Indonesian). The brand was founded in the early 80’s and since then has become a popular choice for unique souvenirs from Bali. Both domestic and international visitors can be found rummaging through the extensive range of products at their Kuta shop – from their iconic t-shirts to mugs and home decorations. Some examples of their quirky products are a wall clock that shows time going counter-clockwise and giant flip-flops with their trademark

LAST MINUTE GIFTS

hours a day) that is located just five

Krisna Oleh-Oleh Bali is literally

minutes from the airport, making it

translated as Krisna Bali Souvenirs,

perfect for last-minute gift shopping.

and this shop is your go-to for

As you enter the premises,

mementos of the island. There are

you will be spoiled for choice

four Krisna stores in Bali, however

right away. This shop really has

my recommendation would be the

everything under the sun when it

newest Krisna shop (which also

comes to Balinese souvenirs. From

happens to be the only one open 24

simple ‘I Love Bali’ t-shirts to batik shirts, paintings, home accessories, spa products and snacks. Speaking of snacks, I recommend you buy at least one box of Balinese milk pies (pie susu). These mini milk pies are not necessarily traditional Balinese snacks, but they have become one of the top food gifts to bring from Bali. Also, don’t forget to pick up some Rahayu salted peanuts! Rama Krisna Tuban Jalan Raya Tuban No. 2X, Kuta

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puns. The peculiarity of Joger is also reflected in the store. As you enter, the staff at the door put a sticker on you that says VIP, which in this case stands for Very Iseng (read: fiddly) Person. The eccentricity of the brand can also be seen in the wall decorations, with phrases like “West-East, EastWest, but Bali is the best!” or (this one is translated) “No man is perfect, I myself am tangible proof.” Without even bringing anything to the register, visiting Joger is a treat in itself. Joger Pabrik Kata-Kata

shops in Bali I recommend you go to

Luwak coffee, which is said to be the

Jalan Raya Kuta, Kuta

the one at the beachfront Discovery

most expensive coffee in the world.

Shopping Mall in Kuta.

Of course, a certain level of quality

BATIK & MORE

This shop occupies one wing

has to come at a certain level of

Batik Keris is one of Indonesia’s

of the mall, taking up almost the

price, but in my opinion the value

largest producers of batik, with

entire floor. Batik Keris’ vision is to

makes it money well spent. Plus,

dozens of retail outlets spread

become the center for Indonesian

you get to hunt for your trinkets in

around the country (many of which

crafts, so they offer an extensive

comfort and style. „

are located within malls and

range of batik-based products and

Batik Keris at Discovery

airports). Arriving at Bali’s Ngurah

other locally produced items and

Shopping Mall

Rai International Airport you will

handicrafts. There are also high-

Jalan Kartika Plaza, Kuta

encounter one of their outlets,

quality snacks from Bali and other

however of the many Batik Keris

parts of Indonesia, and Indonesian

By Miko Harada

If you’re able to take more time to really look for holiday gifts, there are other places you can Kumbasari Market in Denpasar, which specializes in souvenirs, and the Sukawati Art Market in Ubud, which is famous for its artistic mementos. If you can manage a bit of haggling, you might even be able to get your souvenirs at bargain prices.

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DINE&DELIGHTS

BENE RESTAURANT FEELS LIKE MAMA’S KITCHEN WITH A SOPHISTICATED SPIN. CHIC AND HOMEY WITH INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS FOOD – YOU’RE BOUND TO LOVE IT.

“T

hank you so

was both. In any case, I saw the tips

with bread so as to not let anything

much, it was

of their fingers touching the way shy

go to waste!

wonderful! We’ll

young couples often do, while the

definitely be

chef and one of his staff graciously

IDEAL SETTING

back again,” I

accepted their compliments with

Bene Italian Restaurant is nestled

hearty smiles.

within the Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort.

overheard a couple saying as I slid past them in the aisle between tables

That’s Bene for you. It seems

Occupying three floors, the adorable

on my way to the ladies’ room. They

almost impossible to have an

restaurant offers three choices in

looked to be in their late fifties or

unsuccessful dinner there, whether

terms of seating – tables on the

early sixties and their cheeks were

it’s a romantic date night or a

lower level where you can watch

ever so slightly flushed – perhaps it

meal with the family. The setting is

the kitchen in action, tables outside

was the sangria, or the fact that date

absolutely perfect and the flavors will

overlooking the Sheraton’s pool,

night went successfully. Or maybe it

have you wiping down the plates

and tables upstairs that overlook the

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Indian Ocean through impressive

panels conjure up feelings of being

vodka and rum-based cocktails and

floor-to-ceiling glass windows.

in the Mediterranean, while the chic

Italian grappa.

This latter option is my personal

mirrors lining one wall are slightly

favorite, as the view makes the

reminiscent of the dim and cozy

perfect backdrop. You are situated

eateries in New York’s Tribeca area.

high enough that all you see is the

Dinner starts off with the friendly

ELEVATED HOME COOKING Then comes the food. Start out

shimmering ocean as your table is

staff bringing a basket of bread with

with a cold antipasti like the salad

bathed in late afternoon light. The

sundried tomato, kalamata black

with pear, prosciutto, baby fennel,

golden light gradually turns into

olive and green olive tapenade, as

arugula, sun-dried tomato and

sunset hues, filling the entire room

well as chilled jars containing cool

honey mustard dressing. Then move

with what I like to call “Bali magic.”

towels with a sprig of fresh rosemary.

on to a hot antipasti; I recommend

Popping off the jar top and getting

anything with anchovies, as they do

PIECE OF ITALY

a whiff of the rosemary, you know

them splendidly here. There used

As the sunset slowly fades away,

instantly that it’s going to be a

to be a delicious anchovy antipasti

you’ll start to notice the décor. The

good night.

with tomato sauce, but it has since

warm orange and yellow painted ceiling along with the dark wood

been replaced with a newer cousin

Next comes the drink menu, where the sangria comes highly

that provides an equally appealing

recommended. Choose from

flavor burst: deep fried zucchini

refreshing white sangria with

flower stuffed with anchovies and

oregano, basil and sage, or red

mozzarella tomato coulis.

sangria with rosemary and cherry tomato halves. Other options include

For your main meal, I highly recommend the tortellini pasta stuffed with free-range rabbit with braised oxtail. This dish is to die for – the braised oxtail sauce poured over

Opposite page: The warm interior of Bene restaurant overlooking the pool deck and sparkling ocean This page: Foie gras stuffed quail atop a bed of polenta, and the highly recommended white and red sangria

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the tortellini is rich and beautiful and

mentioning is the room upstairs

Day. The delicious dinner will be

perfectly complements the rabbit.

with a gorgeous raw wood table

available for Rp. 440,000++/

Equally as exciting is the foie gras

that is large enough to seat 10

person for four-courses and Rp.

stuffed quail atop a bed of polenta.

people, making it perfect for intimate

540,000++/person for six-courses.

But if you’re not too adventurous

gatherings with your nearest and

For an additional Rp. 440,000++/

with your meat, the lobster pasta

dearest.

person, you can get five paired

topped with salmon roe or the Italian

glasses of Italian premium wines.

braised chicken with spinach mash

HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES

potatoes are also delightful options.

Speaking of your nearest and

Bene, a seven-course dinner will

dearest, the festive season is just

be prepared for your enjoyment

vibrant and intricate hand-painted

around the corner and Bene is taking

while you revel in the celebratory

pieces custom ordered to look like

part in the holiday cheer! They’ll

atmosphere and watch the firework

Chef Rossano’s grandmother’s

be serving a selection of four to six

displays along Kuta Beach. The

dishware (I know this may be a

courses of Roman home-style dishes

New Year’s Eve dinner is available

challenge, but please try not to make

on Christmas Eve and Christmas

for Rp. 680,000++/person with

All dishes are presented on

As for New Year’s Eve at

away with the dishware!). The chef

an additional Rp. 480,000++/

uses only the best quality produce,

person for five paired glasses of

both locally grown and imported,

Italian premium wines presented by

and gluten-free products (including

Sommelier Pamor Budi. „

dessert) can be prepared for you

By Mutia Adisoma

with a few hours’ notice. The restaurant is open daily from 5 to 10:30 p.m., and there is also

At Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort

the option of having a “sangria

Jalan Pantai Kuta, Kuta

sunset session” on their rooftop

(0361) 846-5555

deck prior to dinner. Also worth

www.sheratonbalikuta.com

You’re originally from Rome. What was your favorite meal as a young boy? Pork, in particular porchetta. It’s the Italian babi guling! We’re loving the home-style cooking here. Who used to cook for you back home? My grandma was the main cook. And she had six daughters, so I was in paradise. We caught up with Executive Chef Rossano Renzelli during our visit for a brief chit chat about his family and his memories of Italy...

Wow... in that kind of house, how could you not grow up loving food? (laughs) Yes! If there’s something you don’t like, once you’re in Italy you’re gonna like it! At Bene, I want to cook

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like my grandma used to cook and I want to serve it like she did too.

both. She was born in the Caribbean, and my wife is from Jakarta.

What’s your favorite new dish on the menu? The Fettucini with lobster. Also the rabbit-stuffed Tortellini with oxtail sauce.

Tell us about your tattoos. How many do you have? Banyak (many)! I like to draw so my tattoos are my own design. These are souvenirs from my travels – some people get stickers for their car; I get stickers for my skin.

What do you usually cook when you’re not at work? At home, my wife is the one who cooks. She usually tells me to get out of the kitchen before I start commenting! How about your daughter, who’s cooking does she prefer? My 8-year old daughter likes

What countries are your tattoos mementos of? Argentina, the UK, Germany, Italy, France… In Bali I had my arm filled in and the tattoo artist didn’t trace at all, he just drew freely. I started with one, now I look like a newspaper!

FOOD SHOTS AND STAIRCASE SHOT BY AGUNG PARAMESWARA ALL OTHER PHOTOS COURTESY OF SHERATON BALI KUTA

Bene Italian Restaurant

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PROFILE&PORTRAIT

SPREAD THE

L.O.V.E. WE CHAT WITH AMERICAN MUSICIAN MICHAEL FRANTI, HEADLINER AT THE SOULSHINE FESTIVAL THIS DECEMBER.

Bali & Beyond (BB): Could you

leave standing taller than when

BB: Your songs “11:59” and “Say

please share with our readers: who

they came in. When our minds are

Goodbye” were inspired by the

is Michael Franti in a nutshell?

taxed and our bodies tired, our soul

shooting of a young man named

Michael Franti (MF): My goal in

says, “Don’t stop, you can go a little

Trayvon Martin in the US. What do

life is to promote positivity through

further, love a little more.” The soul

you think we can learn from tragic

music, dance and laughter. I’m

knows no limits and music opens the

events such as this?

equal parts father, musician,

window of the soul. That’s why I love

MF: Unfortunately we see the Trayvon

filmmaker, activist, yogi, business

it. Music reminds me everyday to go

Martin tragedy taking place all over

owner and full time clown. My

beyond.

the world every day. People die needlessly, long before they should.

what are you going to do IF you

BB: What are your biggest

Whether it’s from war, disease,

grow up?” I’m still working on that

inspirations for your newest album?

gang violence, police brutality or

part!

MF: My new record is called All

drug overdoses, the pain of those left

People and it’s about the beauty and

behind is the same, no matter what

BB: Tell us your thoughts on the

power of diversity. Every person on

country or religion. The lesson in it is

power of music.

this planet is significant, every life

to value each precious moment we are

MF: Every night of my life I see

matters. The record asks the age-old

given and to not quit when things get

people transformed by the healing

question, if I only have “X” amount

difficult. The world is worth fighting for.

touch of music. I see folks walk into

of days on this planet, who do I

shows with a flat expression and

want to spend them with? What do

BB: You’ve worked with Sam

see them smile, laugh, cry, dance

I want to do and what do I want to

Hollander, who has collaborated with

ecstatically, hug their friends and

leave behind?

the likes of Train, One Direction and

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mother always asks me, “Michael,

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Katy Perry, for the songs “Wherever

and the planet. We want the festival

BB: Sounds great! So tell us, what is

You Are” and “I Don’t Wanna Go”.

to be an annual event where people

your favorite thing about Bali?

Can fans expect more of a pop

can come together, dance, rock out,

MF: The people. I am inspired

sound from this album?

practice yoga, be inspired by the

by the Balinese way of life, the

MF: Sam is an incredible producer

amazing and celebrate the positivity

communal living and decision-

who has worked on all types of

in our community.

making, the honoring of the spirit

music from Afro-beat to mainstream

world, the creativity, art and beauty

pop. The sound of this record is very

BB: Who are some acts that you’re

in form and function. There is so

eclectic. Acoustic guitars, dance

personally excited to see at the

much that the rest of the world can

beats, reggae, Hip-hop – it’s all in

Soulshine Festival?

learn from Bali. I always tell people

there. Our song “I’m Alive” is all over

MF: I’m excited to see Trevor Hall

when they are coming here to take

pop radio in America, but the rest of

and Ethan Tucker, both friends of

some time away from the beaches,

the album takes you on a journey.

mine who are getting really popular

go to the rice fields, talk to the

in America but have never played in

farmers, sit with the carvers, watch

BB: What kind of message do you

Bali. I love Nahko from Medicine for

the offerings being made. There is

want to communicate while you’re

the People and we have a lot of great

so much to learn.

here for the Soulshine Festival?

DJs on the ticket to keep the dance

MF: The Soulshine Festival is a benefit

going late. There will be yoga in the

BB: Any last words for our readers?

for the Yayasan Bumi Sehat birthing

daytime and incredible speakers who

MF: Yes… Grab your dancing shoes

clinic and for The Green School; both

will be dropping knowledge about

and come to the Soulshine Festival

are organizations in Bali that are

the environment and sustainability.

December 27th and 28th. You’re

doing incredible things to save lives

I’m excited about all of it!

going to love it!!! „

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INVITE&INDULGE

RETREAT FROM THE WORLD DOWN IN LOVELY JIMBARAN BAY, THE INTERCONTINENTAL BALI RESORT OFFERS A HIDDEN-AWAY SPA RETREAT THAT PROMISES TO HELP GUESTS DIFFUSE, GET PAMPERED AND GO “MIA” FROM THE DAILY GRIND. 44

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A

s you’d expect from the five-star InterContinental Bali Resort, their main spa complex,

called Spa Uluwatu, comes on the large side with separate His n’ Her sections providing a sauna, Jacuzzi and plunge pool, as well as a communal relaxation area with an ample Jacuzzi pool and sun terrace. The same-sex treatment rooms here however, err on the ‘functional’ side with just one massage bed. Thus, loved-up couples, honeymooners, “baby-mooners” and even pre-nuptial brides and grooms pampering themselves before the big day tend to waft over to the more couple-orientated Villa Retreats.

PERFECT FOR TWO The InterContinental Bali certainly

can enjoy the villa and its facilities

wishes to unwind and spend quality

and treatments in absolute privacy

time together feeling spoilt (and who

and seclusion for the day.

wouldn’t?).

The Spa Uluwatu menu draws

Treatments aren’t all romance

makes the most of their 14 hectares

inspiration mainly from century-old

and roses however, as results-

of beachfront landscaped gardens.

healing traditions, with particular

driven packages include the self-

Secluded and well away from the

emphasis on Indonesian and

explanatory “Water Lily Hydration

main resort and the Spa Uluwatu

Balinese-derived therapies and

Wrap,” “Silhouette Refining”

complex, the Villa Retreats reveal

treatments. With their specially-

for slimming and toning and

three garden villas used exclusively

designed spa menu, Villa Retreats

“Detoxification,” some of which

for spa treatments, promising the

offers tailored, multi-hour spa

feature elite Pevonia Botanica, one

ultimate in privacy and pampering.

packages geared more for two,

of the world’s leading professional

focusing on indulgent treatments

spa skin care brands.

Hidden behind high walls, each self-contained villa provides

and sensuous rituals for head-to-toe

two or three treatment rooms with

pampering and senses rebalancing

THE GREAT ESCAPE

twin massage beds and a couple-

– think “Sea of Love” and “Exotic

I opted to rebalance and recharge

sized bathtub, while its charming

Chocolate,” which invariably come

with the “Ultimate Escape” package

garden courtyard has a private

rounded-off with a flower bath.

(Rp. 1.5m, 150 minutes), and this

swimming pool – that spa guests are

Actually, the Villa Retreats don’t

escape started by switching the

welcome to use – and a thatched

have to be the exclusive domain

mobile phone off and putting the

bale (traditional Balinese gazebo).

of “smug-marrieds” and “love’s

kimono on.

At an additional charge, the entire

young dream.” They are good to go

villa can be exclusively hired out for

for mothers and daughters, BFF’s,

a timbered Upper Bale, elevated

private use, meaning that couples

or singletons; anyone in fact who

and open to the warm sea breezes

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One of the Villa Retreats boasts

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and superb views of Jimbaran Bay,

zingy ginger and lime. A therapeutic

soak and contemplate for fifteen

a pebble’s throw away – an idyllic

foot massage incorporating

minutes, before taking a final all-over

and peaceful spot for al fresco

the ancient Chinese practice of

slathering of rich body moisturizer.

treatments. As since it was yet

reflexology is not so soothing, but

another sunshine-filled day in Bali, I

“good for the sole.”

opted to have some of my treatments

Moving into the Villa Retreat and

Whichever villa or treatment you choose, they all offer post-treatment downtime in the garden bale, while

the indoor private treatment room

enjoying a fresh fruit platter and

purifying footbath ritual with natural

(which may be more suited to fans of

wellness herbal tea. This “Ultimate

sea salt and lime, then a deep-

air-conditioning), the exfoliating and

Escape” certainly turned out to be an

stroke Balinese massage that kept

purifying skin scrub comes next. My

indulgent, almost nurturing all-over

to its promise to “soothe the nervous

personal scrub formula choice is the

treatment that puts you right back

system, calm the mind and relieve

aromatically spicy Lulur, endorsed

on track, but where the ocean-side

tension and stress” (how did they

by Javanese royals as part of lavish

setting and Balinese ambience is

know I was coming?).

pre-wedding bridal preparations.

surely just as therapeutic. „

And speaking of royalty, as I lie

By Katie Truman

Spa Uluwatu’s all natural, pure spa products are exclusively custom-

there caked in a golden-hued

made for InterContinental, and

grainy concoction (reflecting the

Spa Uluwatu

include a series of aromatherapy

main ingredient, turmeric, which

At InterContinental Bali Resort

essential oils. My personal choice

carries unique cleansing properties),

Jalan Uluwatu No. 45, Jimbaran

here is “Balancing,” with cold-

my villa therapist prepares a bath

(0361) 701-888

pressed soya bean oil infused with

filled with red rose petals. I then

www.bali.intercontinental.com

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF INTERCONTINENTAL BALI RESORT

on the Upper Bale, starting with a

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SIGHTS&SOUNDS

Photos and quotes we picked up while exploring the island throughout October and November...

Ubud for the royal On November 1st we went up to Tjokorda Istri cremation ceremony (pelebon) of lingsir Puri Agung Candrawati, the late wife of Pang wati. Suka Putra Gde rda Ubud, Tjoko

sport the body to The bade, a tower to tran ticular one was par This . site the cremation ghed about six tons, 25 meters tall and wei rs of hundreds of local carried on the shoulde rs. voluntee

Here is the 7.5 meter ox-shaped structure (lembu) where the body was placed for the cremation, after being moved from the bade.

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We found this wall on our way back from spending a day at Echo Beach, and we thought the quotes were pretty inspirational. As it turns out, it was the outer wall of a cozy boutique accommodation called The Chill House. BALI&BEYOND DECEMBER 2013

THE GALLOPS’ PHOTO COURTESY OF GRAND NIKKO BALI PELEBON PHOTOS BY MUTIA ADISOMA & ARIKO AHMAD ALL OTHERS BY MIKO HARADA

This is th e burning processio The body n about was ging to comm erly broug bade an ence. ht down d placed from the inside th e lembu to be bur ned.

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“When it comes to Margaret River Wines, the varieties which excel most are Cabernet and Chardonnay. In the recent “Judgment of Montreal” Chardonnay Challenge, where the world’s greatest Chardonnays are tasted, two of the top three wines were from Margaret River. I am confident that any of another eight Margaret River Chardonnays would have finished in the top ten, had they been included.” – Nigel Gallop from Fraser Gallop Estate, on the 2nd day of the Grand Nikko Wine festival in November

a luncheon to staurant held int out ’s Tandoor Re en ue ictured) and po Q (p r, sa be do the In Octo re. Looking at n cuisines like ia ltu cu Ind e es uth lin So introduce culture with Ba of the region’s hungry! the similarities but feel a bit lp he n’t ca we , ots sh o tw se the BALI&BEYOND DECEMBER 2013

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REST&RELAXATION

A LEVEL UP THE GRAND NIKKO BALI WAS NOTHING SHORT OF GRAND PRIOR TO BUILDING THEIR MOST RECENT ADDITIONS, BUT WE MUST SAY, THEY’VE OUTDONE THEMSELVES WITH THEIR BRIGHT AND SPACIOUS NEW VILLAS.

T

he expansive beachfront

floors is a rare thing in Bali, but the

the most out of their accommodations

resort, which was known

Grand Nikko Bali has managed this

by providing a sprawling lagoon

as Nikko Bali Resort until

by building the rooms going down

pool with waterslide, beachfront

July of this year, has been

the face of a Nusa Dua hill towards

restaurants and lounges, manicured

in Bali since 1996 and

the sea.

gardens, and of course, that simply

boasts an impressive 14 floors and

It’s a classic beauty, as most of

389 guests rooms just in the main

the older resorts on the island are,

building. A resort with that many

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19 new luxury villas, a multi-

exquisite new villas. There are 17

through them all, and an enviable

purpose event space and a wedding

one-bedroom villas, a two-bedroom

walk-in closet/dressing area that is

ceremony gazebo. Hearing great

villa and a three-bedroom villa. All

large enough for twirling in front of

things about the villas, we decided

villas are incredibly spacious (the

the full-length mirrors.

to check them out for ourselves.

one-bedroom is 3,229 square feet)

VILLA LIVING

The focus of the bathroom is a

and decorated with vibrant ikat

large bathtub equipped with bath

fabric accents.

salts that is flanked by a toilet and

There is no way to not feel spoiled

The villas come equipped with

while staying at these villas. From

plush beds, private swimming pools,

in the tub and moseying outside to

the very beginning, villa guests are

outdoor and indoor daybeds and

sprawl out on a daybed with a hot

greeted in the lobby by a friendly

living areas, a pantry stocked with

cup of tea, you’ll be hard-pressed to

butler who escorts them via a

so many complimentary drinks you

leave your villa. And with 24-hour

short buggy ride to one of the 19

probably won’t manage to get

butler service, you won’t have to.

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VILLA LOUNGE

Villa guests can enjoy breakfast at

to corporate events, holding 1,000

Surrounded by tall grass and

the Villa Lounge, or they can choose

people theater-style, 612 people

ponds is the 24-hour Villa Lounge,

to go to the Nikko Club Lounge, an

classroom-style and 760 people

located right in the center of the

exclusive lounge for Club-floor guests

banquet-style. The facility also has

villa complex. There are juices, tea

in the hotel’s main building. It’s a

three adjoining rooms that can be

and coffee always at the ready, as

great reason to venture out of the

used as conference breakout rooms.

well as magazines, a mini library,

villa complex to take in the stunning

As for the new wedding gazebo

flat-screen TVs and high speed

views that the main building has

called Kamita (meaning love in

Internet.

to offer.

Sanskrit), it’s perfect for intimate

You might ask why guests would their comfortable villas, and the answer is simple: evening cocktails!

As for the other new additions,

The cocktail session is complimentary

the new multi-purpose event

Grand Nikko Bali

and inclusive of mixed drinks, wine,

facility (MPF) is 11,840 square

Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan,

beer and tapas from 5 to 7 p.m.

feet with large windows offering

Nusa Dua

There is also an afternoon high tea

sparkling ocean views. It’s suited for

(0361) 773-377

session from 3 to 5 p.m.

everything from wedding banquets

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THUMBNAIL PHOTOS BY MUTIA ADISOMA AND GRAND NIKKO ALL OTHERS COURTESY OF GRAND NIKKO RESORT BALI

weddings of up to 30 people in

MEETINGS & WEDDINGS

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PONDERINGPOINT

hardly unique to Indonesia. But sometimes you are confronted by something that just can’t be ignored. Earlier this year I opened Facebook to discover photographs posted by Sole Men Indonesia (a non-profit organization) of two families who were living in absolute squalor in a tiny house in Denpasar. Seven of the ten children suffer from a genetic abnormality that has left them physically and mentally handicapped. Pictures of the 17 and 20-year old men, filthy and crippled in pain, were absolutely heart breaking. Their pain and suffering screamed out from the images; for them life was nothing but a living hell. Even

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disadvantaged, were shocked by what they had discovered. “No one should be left to suffer like this,”

or many Indonesians this

says Robert Epstone, the co-founder

sad reality is dire poverty,

of Sole Men who rallied to collect

with people eking out an

donations and raise money for food,

existence on incomes of

basic health care and wheelchairs.

less than US$2 per day

I like to support Sole Men

and having little access to electricity,

because they are not some huge

running water, health care or

faceless charity. They operate at

education. While many Balinese

a very grassroots level within the

in the south of the island have

community and all donations go

benefitted from land sales and tour

directly to the source. Recently

operations, it’s a different story for

I gathered bags of bed linens,

struggling farmers in the arid regions

cooking equipment and clothes

of the north, the Javanese migrants

from my house, then went to the

who cross the sea in search of work,

supermarket to buy household items,

and those who dwell in the slums and

toiletries and food.

rubbish dumps of Denpasar fending for themselves as best they can. It’s easy as a tourist or an expat to turn a blind eye – poverty is

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versed in dealing with the world’s

Arriving at one of the dropoff points I met co-founder Beat de Gruneck, who was incredibly kind and appreciative and I felt

PHOTO COURTESY OF SOLE MEN

WELCOME TO BALI PARADISE, THE ISLAND OF BIG WAVES, SWANKY BEACH CLUBS, DESIGNER BOUTIQUES AND DELUXE RESORTS THAT FULFILL EVERY HOLIDAYMAKER’S DREAMS. BUT BEYOND THIS TOURIST FAÇADE LIES A SAD REALITY...

the Sole Men volunteers, well

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WHERE ONCE THERE WAS ONLY DESPAIR, NOW THERE IS HOPE. BUT THIS IS JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG. truly humbled. Here was a man

children. Where once there was only

parcels three times a week to 100

who works tirelessly within the

despair, now there is hope. “But this

needy people.

community, a true force of good,

is just the tip of the iceberg,” says

and my offerings seemed so meagre

Chapman.

in comparison to what he has

Many of us could do with taking a good look at our own lives, including the things we take

This last October, Sole Men

done. But I realized that although

again joined forces with Hard

for granted and our more trivial

I wasn’t giving that much, it was

Rock Bali to launch the 6th annual

concerns. Everything is put in

still something, and would make a

global “Imagine there’s no hunger”

perspective when you become

difference to someone.

campaign. While Hard Rock is most

aware of the suffering that is part of

commonly associated with music,

daily life for countless people here in

island have also heeded the call. As

its roots lie deep in philanthropy.

Indonesia.

individuals, there is only so much we

“It’s part of our DNA,” says Hamish

can do, but as a community we can

Dodds, Hard Rock Intl President

are the way forward, and each of

have a real impact.

and CEO.

us can give just a little bit, like old

Thankfully, others around the

The Hard Rock Bali, and

Surely kindness and compassion

Renowned Jakarta rock band

clothing, a small monetary donation,

much loved rock bands including

Kotak supported the launch with

sponsoring a child to go to school or

Superman is Dead and Navicula,

a charity concert at Hard Rock,

buying household or medical items

have also heard of the families’

where ticket sales and merchandise

for needy families. It costs us so

plight and joined forces to stage a

raised US$10,000 for Sole Men.

little, but can contribute to changing

2-day charity concert, raising over

Nutritionally cooked meals were

someone else’s life, and in the

$30,000 to rehouse the families.

also distributed to 600 people living

process we can learn the valuable

Land has now been secured and two

in the poorest areas of Denpasar,

lesson that giving is even more

RPC houses, sourced from recycled

including the dump site. This has

rewarding than receiving. „

plastic, have been donated.

been followed with the issue of food

By Alison Bone

Volunteers have created wheelchair-friendly permaculture gardens that the disabled children

Who are Sole Men Indonesia? This non-profit organization was

will be able to look after, and

formed to raise awareness and provide funds to support accredited

it is hoped that the families will

agencies and projects for the disadvantaged in Bali. Co-founder Robert

become sustainably self-sufficient.

Epstone has a strong background in charity work and has declared

Sarah Chapman, who drives the

his intention to be barefoot until the organization raises one million US

outreach program for Sole Men,

Dollars, in solidarity with those who don’t have a choice to wear or not

describes a very different picture

wear shoes. As well as raising awareness through sponsored walks,

now on her visits to the family. The

Sole Men’s primary focus is helping with individual cases of suffering

three unaffected girls have been

in Bali. Epstone is driven by “seeing the joy on children’s faces when

sponsored to go to school, there is

their lives are changed.” There are many ways to support Sole Men

now basic bedding and food, and

and their valuable work; check their website www.solemen.org

the boys, assisted by therapists, have

and Facebook page: Indonesia Sole Men.

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FASHIONFOLIO

MARRY - THE -

NIGHT Embrace the festive season on this paradise island with edgy and effortless style, mixing classic and elegant dresses with bold statement accessories like ďŹ ngerless studded leather gloves or a cap with cat ears. These unexpected combos will deďŹ nitely have you standing out from the crowd. Photographer Lukas Vrtilek. Stylist MC. Make-up and Hair Nia Kningty. Model Marimarth (Balistarz). Location Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppets.

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Red tulle dress, Ali Charisma at SATU Blue cat ear hat, State of Georgia Skeleton doll, Prisoners of St. Petersburg

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LITTLELOVES

BRAWA STREET EATERIES HERE ARE THREE OF OUR FAVORITE LITTLE EATERIES AND HANGOUTS ON JALAN PANTAI BRAWA IN CANGGU.

BUNGALOW Open for just a year now, Bungalow has quickly become one of the favorite places in Canggu for people to grab a bite to eat or have afternoon tea/coffee. This café has the kind of warm and quirky décor that makes you feel so comfortable you end up lingering there for hours. Open for breakfast and lunch on weekdays and Saturdays, they offer healthy and delicious menu items based on co-owner Giovanna’s personal recipes. We particularly love the delicious range of flourless and gluten-free cakes like the Peanut Butter & Banana Cake made with freshly grinded homemade peanut butter. Bungalow also offers a range of colorful home wares designed and produced themselves, such as cushions, home accessories and tote bags. And on Fridays from 3 to 6 p.m. Giovanna’s husband Donald (a Balinese jazz musician) has impromptu jam sessions with his buddies in the intimate space. Recently, the husband-wife team have also opened up the Bungalow Gallery, which sits opposite the café. The gallery features Giovanna’s photography and2013 their own range of furniture. BALI&BEYOND DECEMBER 66

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PASTA GRAGE Open on weekdays for lunch, this charming little eatery offers wonderful homemade pasta and a homey atmosphere, set within the cool and shady porch area of the owner’s house. Place an order for their signature menu item, the Pasta Grage, and you’ll get a generous portion of perfectly cooked al dente pasta of your choice (fettuccini, spaghetti or penne) with delicious tuna and Danish blue cheese cream sauce that will have you wanting more. Pair the pasta with their freshly-squeezed ice lemon tea that is so fresh you can taste the lemon pulp. The best thing about this place is the fact that their prices are kind to your wallet – a definite bang for your buck! As you savor your meal, you might come across the owner’s unbelievably cute cat, Choki. Don’t be surprised if he hops onto your lap and decides to relax there for a bit.

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BUTTER CAKE & COFFEE SHOP Sitting at one end of Jalan Pantai Brawa near the Canggu Club, Butter offers some of the most scrumptious cakes on the island. Open on weekdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., you can order their Cake of the Day and enjoy it in their bright and cozy interior. We love the Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake – soft and luscious with a sweet chocolate crust, it tastes amazing paired with a cup of hot cappuccino (with a cute bear drawn in the foam!). Other than their ready-to-eat baked goods, Butter also sells made-to-order cakes for occasions like weddings and birthdays. Place your order roughly 1-2 weeks in advance, as they’re often flooded with orders. In the near future Butter is planning an extension to its shop to accommodate the ever-rising

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number of customers who come to relax and enjoy at this charming cake shop.

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VOWS IN PARADISE The folks at Axioo love Bali so much that they couldn’t resist making its magnificent landscapes the backdrop for capturing countless love stories. As their minds overflowed with ideas, they decided to set up a showrom in the Kerobokan area and have since documented numerous weddings, engagements and even family holidays in paradise. Take a look at some of their work and marvel at how well they have incorporated the Balinese landscape into these romantic shots. For more details, visit their showroom at Jalan Kerobokan No. 118, or website at www.axioo.com and email vina@axioo.com.

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‘‘

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind. - William Shakespeare

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I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light. - Helen Keller

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‘‘

A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences. - Dave Meurer

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ACTION&ATTRACTION

Freewheeling GET SOME AIR, GET YOUR MUSCLES MOVING AND YOUR BLOOD FLOWING, AND SEE A SIDE OF BALI THAT IS QUITE SIMPLY, EXHILARATING.

M

ost days I wake

Reading between the lines, what

found the perfect solution for sending

up and think of

this actually means is that throughout

my guests off to see this beautiful

how blessed I

the year, my home often becomes

island through an exciting activity.

am to be living

a sort of hotel that is full of guests

in Bali; it truly

who expect to be fed, and more

is an astonishing place. But what I

importantly, entertained. At times

40 JOYOUS KILOMETERS

have noticed however, is that friends

I have felt a little like a recreation

It was my partner who decided

I haven’t seen for years suddenly call

officer, wracking my brains at

one day that we should get out of

me out of the blue (usually during

breakfast when the inevitable

the house and treat ourselves to a

school holiday times) and think it’s

question arises, “So what’s on the

weekend in Ubud. As an added

high time that we all catch up for old

agenda for today?”

bonus, we would be going on an all

time’s sake.

Recently and quite by chance, I

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day 40 km bicycle ride.

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short drive to an open field where

DOWN WE GO

the human species, the thought of

about 50 mountain bikes were

With a lead guide in front and one

peddling up and down Bali’s steep

parked and we were asked to make

at the back, we set off. Within the

terrain did not exactly fill my heart

our selection. I was rather taken with

first five minutes I realized that it

with joy. In fact, I was more than a

a shiny blue number with fiery racing

was perhaps the most fun I had

little apprehensive.

stripes running down the crossbar.

had in a long time. Descending

Now, not being the fittest of

Finally, the dreaded day arrived

Once my steed had been selected

towards Ubud, we whizzed through

when the company that ran our

it was time to choose a helmet from

charming villages that are off the

tour picked us up. The minivan

a vast array of styles and colors. A

major roads. Most of the small lanes

was occupied by people of all

helpful guide was there to ensure

are tree lined, which sheltered us

nationalities and ranging in age from

that I had it on the right way round!

from the midday sun.

7 to 70, and a splendid bunch they

Still feeling a little apprehensive

There were a few mandatory

turned out to be. The van meandered

about the upcoming ride, our lead

stops along the way. At the

up and down hills and after about

guide us gave a very detailed safety

first stop, our group paused to

an hour we arrived at Penelokan

briefing that ended with the words,

‘experience’ a Balinese family

(Kintamani), where breakfast awaited

“Now for those in the group who

compound. The intricate layout

us in a restaurant that offered jaw-

are not that fit (I swear his eyes fell

of a typical family residence was

dropping views of Mount Batur and

upon me), not to worry. From here

explained in great detail, then it was

its crater lake. This alone was almost

it’s all downhill.” (This guy was now

back on the bikes for some more

worth the price of the tour.

definitely one of my best friends

downhill adventure before the next

ever!)

stop at a small coffee plantation.

Breakfast complete, we took a

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Time and the distance seemed to

choosing a cold Bintang and some

explanation about the growing,

fly by as we passed through pretty

preparation and roasting of various

village after pretty village and more

This day out is one of the best

blends, and then small cups of coffee

rice fields set in impossibly beautiful

tours you can experience in Bali. It

and cocoa were set out for tasting.

valleys. All too soon we reached

is fun, informative and exhilarating

Included in the selection was the

our destination – a restaurant set in

and I promise you that you won’t

world’s most expensive coffee called

the middle of a splendid rice paddy

need to pedal once! As for those

Luwak. This brew is made from

where a sumptuous lunch was

with little ones who want to join

beans that have been ingested and

laid out.

in the fun, some bikes come

excreted by civets! Back on the bikes, we took a

For the fitter and more

wonderful sate instead.

equipped with pillion seats for

adventurous, a 20 minute uphill bike

toddlers and the cutest helmets I

leisurely pace as we cruised past

ride was offered in order to get the

have ever seen. „

emerald green rice fields. The

heart racing. I gratefully declined,

By Paul V. Walters

workers, replete with conical hats, raised their heads from their toil to

Here are a couple of companies that offer a variation of this biking experience. Both include breakfast and lunch!

give the riders a friendly wave. (At this stage I was seriously considering

Bali Eco Cycling +62 081337420420 www.baliecocycling.com

entering the next Tour de France. I mean how hard could it be?)

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Bali Activities +62 08192412686 www.baliactivities.co.id

PHOTO OF LAKE AND ROW OF BIKES BY AINI ZARIYAH ALL OTHERS BY PAUL V. WALTERS

Here we were led through an

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A MAGICAL Land Called G-LAND

FAMOUS FOR ITS BARRELING WAVE, G-LAND ATTRACTS SURFERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD. BUT YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A SURFER TO ENJOY ALL THAT THE AREA HAS TO OFFER.

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escribed as one of

MORE THAN WAVES

the top places to surf,

Even though it’s well known amongst

Plengkung Beach at

surfers, G-Land or Plengkung are

Grajagan Bay in East

names that some people in Java

Java got its nickname

have never even heard of. It’s quite

“G-Land” from foreign surfers. The

a shame, considering the area is

waves at G-Land can reach the

rich with natural charms. Located

height of five meters or more, caused

in the Blambangan Peninsula in the

by Earth fractures down below

Southeastern tip of Java, G-Land

forming deep trenches 600 meters

falls within Alas Purwo National

long. From March to October, the

Park, which is blessed with beautiful

currents from the Indian Ocean hit

tropical rain forest.

the deep trenches, bringing forth barrels that are perfect for surfing.

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Manis Mountain, 322 meters above sea level. But most of the national park, which extends to 434 square kilometers, is gently sloping terrain.

LEGEND HAS IT For some people in Java, Alas Purwo is known as a mystical area where mysterious things occur due to supernatural beings dwelling there. Local legend says that Alas Purwo is where the Earth first emerged from the ocean. Whether true or not, you will find that people still come to Alas Purwo to present “gifts” to the supernatural beings in order to get their wishes granted. In my eyes, Alas Purwo is far

Clockwise from left: A baby turtle heading out to the vast ocean from the conservation are at Ngagelan Beach; the post-card perfect sunset; the famous wave of G-land attracts surfers from around the world.

Purwoharjo district in Banyuwangi, or by crossing from Bali via a twohour boat ride. I choose a path from Bedul, which is a mangrove park in Sumberasri village in Purwoharjo. I enjoyed the scenery of the biggest mangrove forest in Java by riding in a wooden boat on a river in the western part of the national park. After an hour, I stepped off the boat and into a jeep (with about 15 minutes of rainforest trekking in between). The highest point in Alas Purwo is the top of Lingga

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from being a scary place. It’s perfect

FAUNA & THE BEACH

animals, head to Sadengan. Here,

for peaceful retreats and you’ll love

You’ll find a sea turtle conservation

the wild bulls come to the savanna

seeing the big trees and hearing

area at Ngagelan Beach, where

from around 6 to 9 a.m. until 4 or 5

the sounds of nature. This place is

you can learn all about the

p.m. I was able to spot a group of

a home to more than 700 types of

endangered sea turtle and their

wild bulls and a peacock wandering

plants and a plethora of mammals,

fight for life from the day they

around the savanna from the three-

birds and reptiles.

hatch. If you want to see more

level monitoring tower. And every time I went to the stayed a safe distance away but did not seem bothered by my presence. Without a doubt, the beach is one of the best places to enjoy there. Even though there are many beaches in Alas Purwo, Parang Ireng Beach

EAST JAVA

will always be my favorite. Located

INDONESIA

a mere 15 minutes from Plengkung,

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SURFING PHOTO BY TIM HAIN ALL OTHERS BY MARISCHKA PRUDENCE

beach I encountered deer. They

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the sand at this beach is reminiscent

I expected modest

G-Land is a beautiful area where

of pepper grains – take some in your

accommodations, considering how

surfers can challenge themselves

hands and you’ll instantly feel the

far away it is located from the city.

every day with different waves. And

difference.

Surprisingly, I got a room with an

with such rich natural surroundings,

With no crowds, being here

air conditioner, a fairly diverse food

it is definitely a hidden treasure

makes you feel like you’re at your

menu and even Wi-Fi connection in

within Indonesia’s most populated

own private beach. Here you will

the lobby area.

island. „

find black rocks like frozen lava with

Alas Purwo National Park offers

green moss growing on top of some.

much to see for non-surfers. But of

It’s a view reminiscent of other parts

course I can’t forget to mention the

of the world, at once beautiful and

many surf spots that G-Land is known

surreal.

for. From southern Purwo Cape

By Marischka Prudence

there are lots of different waves,

A MODERN CAMP

such as “Kongs,” “Keyhole,” “Fan

During my trip to Alas Purwo

Palm,” “The Ledge,” “Launching

National Park I stayed at Joyo’s Surf

Pad,” “Speedies,” “Chickens,” “20-

Camp, which is one of the three

20s” and “The Bombie.” The name

surf camps located in Plengkung.

“Speedies” is a dead giveaway – it’s

Joyo’s is the nearest camp from

a surf spot with fast waves. As for the

the entrance, while the other two,

name “20-20s,” apparently it comes

G-Land Surf Camp and Bobby’s

from the 20 minute walk to get there

Camp, are a bit further down.

and the 20 minute walk to get back.

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GLITTERING

CITYSCAPE

THE BIG DURIAN IS BOTH SWEET AND STINKY BUT LOVE IT OR HATE IT, LOOK HOW PRETTY IT IS!

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The clover-shaped Semanggi overpass

W

ith a plethora

under the Sundanese kingdom of

name to Jayakarta, which is where

of cafes,

Tarumanegara. The name was

the name Jakarta is derived from.

restaurants, malls

then changed to Batavia during

and amusement

Jakarta basically developed from

the colonial era, but then changed

a compilation of various kampongs

parks, it’s easy to be swallowed up

again when a general from the

or villages. Back then, these

by this city of more than 10 million

Sultanate of Demak, Fatahillah,

kampongs generally represented

people. As you hit the streets, your

conquered the city and changed its

specific ethnic groups from different

mind must focus on how to navigate your way through the chaotic traffic and arrive at your destination in one piece. For that reason it’s easy to miss the great cityscapes that Jakarta has to offer.

The Jakarta that we know today has a history that dates back almost 500 years. The city started off as a humble trading port town called Sunda Kelapa that was ruled

The biggest stadium in Indonesia, Gelora Bung Karno

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A BRIEF HISTORY

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parts of the country, and the

The tallest building in the country, Wisma 46

world, that have settled in the city for generations. The kampong’s inhabitants can be identified by their names like Kampung Melayu, where most Malay settlers used to live, or Kampung Makasar (now called Makasar Subdistrict) where the migrants from Makassar in South Sulawesi came to settle.

THE METROPOLIS Just like any other city, Jakarta grew from the size of a small town to one of the largest cities in the world.

Monas (The National Monument)

The city’s metropolitan area is now known as Jabodetabek (a name formed by combining the initial syllables of Jakarta, Bogor, Depok,

blocks, hotels, office towers and

transportation, sanitation and the

Tangerang and Bekasi) with the

shopping malls have pushed the city

ever-increasing traffic, just to mention

suburbs still continuing beyond that,

down the path of becoming a great

a few.

and a population of over 30 million

metropolis.

people according to the Brookings

still persist. The lack of mass

However, Jakarta still posses charm

transportation is considered the

and an undeniable attractiveness

70s, I remember approaching the

main major flaw. With around 15

despite the mounting problems. As

former international airport, Halim

million people living in the urban

much as one can complain about

Perdana Kusuma, and looking

area and thousands commuting

the city, one still loves it no matter

through the window of the plane

from the suburbs and other outer

what. The city has become that

seeing the expanse of densely

areas in the daytime, the need for

annoying sibling you have who will

packed residential areas with

mass transportation is paramount.

break your car and steal the clothes

orange clay-roofed houses and only

Spending two to four hours a day to

off your back, but you will still love

a handful of skyscrapers. That was

commute has become a wearisome

them despite the grief they caused

Jakarta’s skyline 30 years ago.

task for many of the city’s dwellers.

you. What I’ve come to realize is

As an economic, cultural and

that we should all take a moment

Institute. PHOTOS IN PREVIOUS PAGE AND THE PAGE BEFORE BY ARYA DEFRI PHOTO OF MONAS BY ERRY M. SUBHAN, PHOTO OF WISMA 46 BUILDING BY FADIL AZIZ

STAYING POSITIVE

Nevertheless, some problems

When I was on a flight in the

Since then, the capital’s skyline has changed and developed so

political center, Jakarta without

to enjoy this great big city and take

much, with highway flyovers cutting

question acts like a giant magnet

the good with the bad. By doing

around and across a swarm of tall

for the 220 million people outside

so, we’ll more easily enjoy our time

buildings. Even though the orange-

of it. It is no wonder that as the

here and go forth into the future with

roofed houses are still visible, the

city develops in size, old problems

enthusiasm and optimism. „

number of skyscrapers in Jakarta

grow and new problems arise.

has grown exponentially. Apartment

Housing problems, floods, mass

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BEYONDUPDATES

LEAD THE WAY Indonesia’s leading tourism and hospitality academy, the NHI (National Hotel Institute) in Bandung (West Java), recently held an annual student event named the Enhaii Extravaganza Night in conjunction with one of the Institute’s courses, Function Management. During this affair the students were encouraged to think outside the box when it comes to planning, executing and evaluating a function. The event was also intended to boost its students’ portfolios as Indonesia’s budding talent and the future of the tourism and hospitality industry. www.stp-bandung.ac.id

LAVISH CHRISTMAS Enter the realm of a Victorian Christmas Wonderland as you step into The RitzCarlton Jakarta in Mega Kuningan. Taking inspiration from the days when Queen Victoria and Prince Albert showed off their colorful and festive decorations at Windsor Castle, the luxurious hotel is inviting you to have a lavish Christmas with them. From a lighting ceremony for house guests and delectable Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve dinners at their fabulous restaurants, what better way to

GREEN TEAM

enjoy the holiday season in the city?

The luxurious five-star Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta was awarded

The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan.

the Green Award by the Minister of Tourism and Creative

Jalan Lingkar Mega Kuningan Kav. E.1.1 No.1,

Economy, Mari Elka Pangestu. It was the second time in a row

Jakarta, (021) 2552-8888, www.ritzcarlton.com

that the hotel has received this honor, lauding their efforts in being environmentally and socially sustainable. The hotel staff also participated in a “Pink Ribbon Healthy Walk” and raised awareness and funds for breast cancer as part of their 16th

BRING THE BLING

anniversary celebration.

The famous Brazilian flip-flop brand Havaianas has

Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta

teamed up with Swarovski to bring you sparkling options

Jalan Palangan Tentara Pelajar, Yogyakarta

for your holiday season gifting! Now you can customize

(0274) 869-123, www.yogyakarta.regency.hyatt.com

HAVAIANAS PHOTO BY ARIKO AHMAD ALL OTHERS COURTESY

their colossal Christmas tree to personalized daily gifts for in-

your own pair of Havaianas flip-flops by mixing and matching 10 vibrant colored soles and metallic straps with crystal Swarovski Elements pins. Get your pair made on the spot between November 22 and December 25 at the Galeries Lafayette’s pop-up booth in the Pacific Place Mall Jakarta. The flip-flops are priced at Rp. 349,000 while the crystal pins go for Rp. 49,000 each. Galeries Lafayette y at Pacific Place Mall SCBD Jalan Je Jendral Sudirman, Kav. 52-53 52-53, Jakarta www. www.crystallized.net

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Advertorial

Christmas and New Year Celebrations at Jemme Dining This festive season at Jemme Dining enjoy the feast and the fun of Christmas and New Year with all the trimmings. Giving their infamous weekend roasts a Christmas makeover from the 24th-26th December, turkey has been added to a special set menu along with roast lamb and beef options, entrées such as Roast Chestnuts with Portobello Mushroom; desserts including traditional Christmas Pudding; plus festive treats like mulled wine and eggnog with mini homemade mince pies. The restaurant will also be hosting a small choir of carol singers performing alongside their baby grand piano, and guests with children can happily expect an appearance from Mr Santa Claus himself! And the food and merriment continues through to New Year, when after indulging in a three-course meal including mouthwatering options such as Foie Gras, Lobster Thermidor and Truffle Crème Brûlée, guests can welcome in 2014 dancing the night away to disco and pop classics with Jemme’s resident DJ. Also, not to be forgotten is the restaurant’s adjoining fine jewellery boutique. Filled with sparkling display cabinets showcasing precious gemstones of every colour and kind and with an equally wide choice in price range, it could be the perfect place to pick up a special Christmas gift, or a little something for yourself to welcome in the New Year! Christmas set menu IDR 550,000++ per person / IDR 275.000 ++ for children under 12 years of age New Year set menu IDR 650,000++ person To see full set menus and for further details or reservations contact: E. reservation@jemmebali.com T. +62 361 4732392 www.jemmebali.com BALI&BEYOND DECEMBER 2013

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FEAST&FESTIVITIES

ARABIAN NIGHTS New Year’s Eve at The Legian Bali will be inspired by ‘1001 Nights’, so venture on a journey of Arabian scents at the Arabic ‘Souk’ Market before indulging in an elegant six-course New Year’s Evening Gala Dinner at The Restaurant. There will be an enchanting belly dance and live Arabic music before the grand finale fireworks display. www.GHMhotels.com

THAT VOICE Celebrate the holiday season with style at the luxurious Mulia Bali. Jermaine Paul, the second season winner of NBC’s The Voice, will deliver a captivating performance to celebrate the New Year

STARRY NIGHT

at the resort’s Grand Ballroom. Also, at

Celebrate the end of 2013 under a Balinese starry sky! The New Year’s Eve

ZJ’s Bar Indonesian jazz singer Maera

celebration at this newly refurbished beachfront resort kicks off with a cocktail party,

Panigoro’s sultry voice will lead you into

followed by a splendid gala buffet dinner and entertainment by a live band, cabaret

the New Year.

performers, hula dancers and a lineup of DJs performing up to the countdown.

www.themulia.com

www.grandastonbali.com

WONDERLAND The New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner Buffet at the Pan Pacific Nirwana Resort will be served at Merica or the Pool Grill overlooking the golf course, Indian Ocean and iconic Tanah Lot temple. For US$ 145++/person and US$ 75++/child (4 grilled lobster and roasted Australian lamb leg. Afterwards, make your way to the Grand Ballroom for dancing and games in a “Nirwanaland” filled with thousands of balloons. www.panpacific.com/bali

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to 12 years old), feast on fresh sea bass,

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SHINY & BRIGHT To end your 2013 with a bang, head to the W Retreat & Spa Bali in Seminyak. Since this year’s theme is ‘Bring The Bright’, slip into something glamorous and prepare for the New Year’s Eve countdown at the W Lounge where DJs from Bali, the UK and the USA including Scarlett Etienne and Hugo Marti will rock the floor with intoxicating techno-house tunes. www.wretreatbali.com

TROPICAL XMAS Bring the whole family to KU DE TA for a lavish Christmas luncheon especially prepared by Executive Chef Ben Cross, Executive Pastry Chef Will Goldfarb, and their eager kitchen helpers. As for the entertainment, KU DE TA is presenting the UK’s cutting edge recording artist Colonel Red and his mind-bendingly wonderful sounds.

HEAD EAST For some peace and serenity, make

ROOFTOP PARTY

your way to the Alila Manggis for a

The SOS Supper Club at Anantara

Christmas Eve feast at their beautiful

Seminyak will have a six-course

Seasalt Restaurant, which begins with

Christmas Eve set menu dinner ready

pre-dinner cocktails. The delicious four-

for you at Rp. 495,000++/person

course dinner is Rp. 625,000++/person

(795,000++ with wine pairing). And on

(Rp. 915,000++ with wine pairing)

New Year’s Eve there will be live bands,

and children under 12 years of age will

international DJs, fireworks, door prizes

enjoy a 50 percent discount.

and more, so come join the party!

www.alilahotels.com

www.anantara.com

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FEAST&FESTIVITIES

FAMILY AFFAIR Christmas Day Brunch at Discovery Kartika Plaza will feature roast turkey, freshly baked Christmas breads and cakes, and a variety of international dishes for Rp. 195.000++/person. It goes from 12 to 3 p.m. and includes live music and carol singers! www. discoverykartikaplaza.com

EASTERN TWIST are getting a twist of Pan-Asian on Christmas Day. The buffet lunch goes from 11.30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Rp. 699,000++/person (Rp. 999,000++/person for free flow wine and beer). It’s just Rp. 299,000++/person for children 5 to 12 years old, who are sure to enjoy the Christmas carols and a visit from Santa Claus. www.lemeridien.com/balijimbaran

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East meets West at Bamboo Chic restaurant, where all-time favorite Christmas dishes

SWEET TOOTH The festive season gets a sweet kick at Sundara Restaurant (Four Seasons Jimbaran Bali), where they are presenting 20 mouthwatering cakes, freshly baked tarts, alcohol-filled chocolates and other festive sweets on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day for afternoon tea time. You can enjoy these scrumptious sweets with Sundara’s refreshing mojitos and other drinks for US$

SIMPLE STANDOUT Cuca Restaurant, the “new

35++/person. www.sundarabali.com

kid” in Jimbaran, is offering a

SHADOW PUPPETS

special Christmas menu for Rp.

Tucked away in the middle of the forest, the New

580,000++/person that includes a

Year’s Eve Dinner at Ayung Terrace will be Rp.

lovely honey baked pumpkin soup

2,750,000++/person or Rp. 1,500,000++/

and roasted stuffed chicken with

person for the vegetarian menu. Gold decorations

smoked bacon. Available for lunch

will transform the venue where diners will enjoy

and dinner on December 24, 25,

the “Putra Kencana” dance troop performance.

31 and January 1.

The party moves to Jati Bar afterwards for dessert

www.cucaflavor.com

and a live Blues band until count down. www.fourseasons.com/sayan

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SEE&SEEN

BEAUTY QUEEN Miss Indonesia 2013 Vania Larissa was spotted in Seminyak on October 18 for the launching of the Vasanti Seminyak Resort. Located off of Petitenget Street, the resort offers 121 rooms and suites with modern Indonesian touches. www.vasantiseminyakresort.com

WEDDING BELLS More than 10,000 visitors stopped by Bali’s biggest wedding expo that was held from November 8 – 10 at the Aston Denpasar Hotel & Convention Center. More than 70 vendors from Bali, Jakarta, Surabaya, Semarang and Singapore took part in “My Dream Wedding Expo,” which was organized by Tiger Enterprise (who also handled the Sultan’s Royal Wedding in Yogyakarta). www.tigerindonesia.com

SMOKEY BBQ For four consecutive Saturdays starting on October 19th, the Le Meridien Bali Jimbaran held a beer and meat festival called “Beergasm Bali” at Smoqee Sky Bar. Aside from serving delicious BBQ meat and seafood, guests enjoyed specially infused Bintang beer with flavors such as Coffee Bintang and Mango Chili Bintang, a live band, a DJ and fire dancers. The festival was so well received that it was extended to the end of November. www.lemeridienjimbaran.com

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ORPHANAGE SAFARI Among the many CSR programs held to celebrate the 6th anniversary of the Bali Safari & Marine Park was a visit to the Hindu Dharma Jati Orphanage on November 12. Through educative storytelling, the children had the chance to learn about and interact with animals such as cockatoos and pythons. The Bali Safari & Marine Park also visited two other orphanages in Gianyar. www.balisafarimarinepark.com

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BEACH FIESTA The Nusa Dua Fiesta was held from November 15 - 19, and the five-day event was jam-packed with quite the array of exciting events! These events included kid’s painting competitions, live cooking, a marathon, a handicraft exhibition and various dance performances. www.fiestanusadua.org

CHEDI SAKALA GHM’s latest property in Bali, The Chedi Sakala in Tanjung Benoa, recently observed a traditional Balinese Hindu blessing leading to its soft opening on November 1. To respect the locals’ deep-rooted religious beliefs, prayers were offered in order to maintain harmonious coexistence between the resort staff and guests with the unseen spirits thought to inhabit the area. www.GHMhotels.com

RIMBA Jimbaran Bali had a festive opening celebration on November 1 after its soft opening on September 18. From Hawaiian hula dancers to “mermaids” bathing in swimming pools, RIMBA pulled out all the stops. Guests enjoyed a Chinese buffet from the Ah Yat Abalone Seafood Restaurant and entertainment by guitarist Balawan, then turned their sights skyward for an incredible fireworks display that ended the night. www.rimbajimbaran.com 102

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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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Laker Buyan Lake Tamblingan Lake Bratan

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INFOINDEX AIRLINES

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

Renon, Denpasar Fax: (0361) 263-310 E-mail: rtc_bali@thaimail.com

■ AIRPORT OPERATOR Tel: (0361) 751-011

■ FRANCE

■ TIMOR LESTE

■ CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS

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

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

■ GERMANY

■ UNITED STATES

Tel: (0361) 768-358, Fax: (0361) 768-369

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

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

■ ROYAL BRUNEI

■ HUNGARY

Tel: (0361) 757-292

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

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

■ CONTINENTAL MICRONESIA

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

HEALTH&MEDICAL

■ INDIA

■ GARUDA Jl. Jalan Sugianyar, 5 Denpasar

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

Tel. (0361) 227-824, Fax: (0361) 226-298 24-hour access: 08071-807-807

■ ITALY

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

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

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@dp.mofa.go.jp

■ MALAYSIA

Tel/Fax: (0361) 759-761

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

■ THAI INTERNATIONAL

■ MEXICO

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

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

■ NGURAH RAI AIRPORT

■ 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

■ NETHERLANDS

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

CLINIC&HOSPITAL 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

■ SPAIN

■ BIMC Hospital Nusa Dua

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

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

■ SWEDEN & FINLAND

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

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

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

■ CHILE

■ SWITZERLAND & AUSTRIA

Jl. Jl. Pengembak Gg 1 No. 3, Sanur, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 756-781, Fax: (0361) 756-783 E-mail: chilehonconsulate@bali-villa.com ■ CZECH REPUBLIC Jl. Pengembak 17 Sanur.

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

■ BRITAIN

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

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

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

■ ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM Pejeng, Tel: (0361) 942-352 Open 8 am - 3 pm weekdays

■ GEDONG KIRTYA HISTORICAL LIBRARY Tel: (0362) 25141, Jl. Veteran, Singaraja. Open 7am - 3pm Monday Thursday, until Fridaynoon, closed on weekends

■ GALLERY SENIWATI Jl. Ubud Raya, Gianyar. Tel: (0361) 975-485 ■ MUSEUM BALI Tel: (0361) 235-059, 222-680, Jl. Let. Kol Wisnu, Denpasar ■ MUSEUM LE MAYEUR Tel: (0361) 286-164, Jl. Hang Tuah, Sanur. Open 8 am - 2 pm, Tuesday - Sunday.

■ MUSEUM MANUSA YADNYA Mengwi, open daily, but often unattended

■ MUSEUM NEKA Tel: (0361) 975-074, 975-034, Jl. Raya Campuan, Ubud open daily 9 am - 5 pm.

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

■ THAILAND Jl. Puputan Raya No. 81,

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

■ BIMC Hospital Kuta ■ POLAND

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

■ 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

■ AGUNG RAI MUSEUM OF ART

■ INTERNATIONAL SOS CLINIC

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

CONSULATES

MUSEUMS

■ MUSEUM PURI LUKISAN

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

■ 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

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

■ RUMAH SAKIT UMUM PUSAT SANGLAH (General Hospital): Jl. Diponegoro, Sanglah, Denpasar. Tel: (0361) 227-911/15

■ SILOAM HOSPITALS 24-hour emergency 779-911 Jl. Sunset Road No. 818, Kuta, Badung, Bali Tel: +62-361-779-900 E-mail: info.bali@siloamhospitals.com

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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