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GREENS

AN ADVENTURE WITH MUNDUK WILDERNESS

THE SPECIAL

REWARD HEALING TRADITIONS AT ARKIPELA SPA & WELLNESS

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NATURE EXPLORING BALI’S PRISTINE PARADISE AND MORE

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TEAMTALK

CLOSER TO NATURE ‘Om Swastiastu...’ The island’s pristine nature is full of surprises. There is always a new area to be explored or a distinctive adventure to experience. Even those who have wandered around the island many times can still find an innocent spot to discover. And this is why Bali is mesmerizing for a lot of us. In this edition, we are going to take you revealing the natural wonders of Munduk, an unexplored area near Bedugul. Perched on a hilly area, Munduk Wilderness is ready to bring everyone on a journey using Indonesian-built Fin Komodo Buggy cars, and unearth a waterfall, a coffee plantation and more. Flip through ‘ACTION & ATTRACTION’ for more details on our adventure. For a perfect

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family day out, take your children to Kemenuh Butterfly Park in Gianyar. We share our experience visiting the site where we meet numerous colorful butterflies in ‘LIFESTYLE & LEISURE’. If you need recommendations on where to stay in Bali, read our ‘REST & RELAXATION’ to find out about our remarkable stay experience at Royal Tulip Saranam. Our contributor Tissa Setianingrum Wira also shares what it feels like to spend a night at Skylodge Pajajaran Anyar in West Java, which is claimed to be the world’s highest lodge. To keep your mind, body and soul in balance, have a relaxing “me” time at Arkipela Spa in Mövenpick Resort Jimbaran Bali or Sava Spa in Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach – reveal what each of them have in store for you in ‘INVITE & INDULGE’. We also present stories from outside of Bali that will bring you closer to nature. Paul V. Walters unfolds a splendid experience sailing around Raja Ampat in Papua, while Edna Tarigan encounters two giant pandas in Taman Safari Bogor in West Java. Find their stories in ‘BEYOND BALI’ and ‘CAPITAL CORNER’ respectively. All in all, we wish you happy flipping through our pages. Don’t forget to post your adventurous photos on the island and tag us on Instagram and Facebook! ‘Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om…’ The Team

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EDNA TARIGAN

JAKA DWI DHARMA

is a Jakarta-based travel writer. She began her professional career as a journalist, living in Bali for a year then moving back to Jakarta to chase another dream. www.edededan.com

is a professional videographer and photographer. His enormous passion in journalism and documentary works have brought him to a career path in several national TV stations. He decided to pursue his other dreams by residing in Bali.

TISSA SETIANINGRUM WIRA

SHARON KARYASA

The press have named our freelance Melbournian, Working for years as Balinese based journalist a Mandarin teacher in a trailblazer. Sharon calls Jakarta has given her the herself a humanitarian opportunity to travel to and scribes thought places. She loves to try provoking stories of truth. new things and challenge Sharon is a published herself. To travel and author, poet and blogger. share the journey have You can find more stories, been her biggest dream. observations and poetry at sharonkaryasa.com. 6 APR - JUN 2018/BALI&BEYOND.CO.ID

PAUL V. WALTERS is the best selling author of several novels. In addition, he writes for numerous travel journals around the world. His latest book, “Looking For Lionel”, was released in June of 2015.


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THE SUN... THE SAND... THE SURF... THE CULTURE OF PARADISE AND OVER 17,000 SURROUNDING ISLANDS

table of contents A P R - J U N 2018 Volume 19 No. 213

+ 14 NEW&NEWS This month’s select news updates from the island’s tourism industry and what’s new around the island

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

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THE MADWIJATI CEREMONY

THE SPECIAL REWARD

CRAFT&CULTURE Sangeh region initiates a Sulinggih couple

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LIFESTYLE&LEISURE SPREAD YOUR WINGS

Visiting the Kemenuh Butterfly Park

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INVITE&INDULGE

Get pampered at Arkipela Spa

A PURE JOURNEY

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

82 INFOINDEX Useful directory of companies and island-based businesses

Some “me” time at Sava Spa

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SIGHTS&SOUNDS

PHOTOS & FUN FACTS Snapshots and quotes picked up throughout January to March

DINE&DELIGHTS

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Indulge in Artotel Beach Club

AMIDST THE MAGICAL MIST

SANUR’S NEW VIBE

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REST&RELAXATION Stay at Royal Tulip Saranam

MADE FROM SCRATCH Dining in Scratch Sports Bar & Grill

SLEEPING WITH GUTS The world’s highest sky lodge

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PROFILE&PORTRAIT GET A MOVE ON! Rob Hourmont conducts Primal Health Coach

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FOTOFOLIO

LEARN FROM NATURE Bali’s natural beauty by Jaka Dwi Dharma 8 APR - JUN 2018/BALI&BEYOND.CO.ID

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FIRST COLUMN PHOTO BY JAKA DWI DHARMA (@JAKADHARMACAMERA), SECOND COLUMN PHOTO COURTESY OF FOUR SEASONS RESORT BALI AT SAYAN

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LITTLELOVES

HEALING SOULS

Meet a healer at Desa Visesa Ubud

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CAPITALCORNER ONE DAY WITH GIANT PANDAS

Meet the newest species at Taman Safari Bogor

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ACTION&ATTRACTION OFF THE BEATEN PATH Exploring pristine nature with Munduk Wilderness

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PARADISE LOST

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Tirtha Bridal New Iconic Venues ~The Glass House & The Dining Pavilion to Celebrate in True Tropical Style~ Set on the cliff tops of Southern Bali, Tirtha Bridal is a one of a kind one-stop wedding facility in the island with truly exceptional wedding venues; The Glass House, which is located 10 minutes away from the original Tirtha’s location offers 3-bedroom suites resort that does not only offer luxurious accommodation for wedding couples and their guests but also options of fascinating venues for wedding ceremonies, receptions and wonderful photo settings. Lush greeneries of themed gardens framing the whole area, whether it is a yellow bamboo court adorned with vibrant orchids, a fascinating geometric forest garden or a pool garden with fountain sculpture. The magic doesn’t stop there, a stunning Alfresco Garden with a spill-out deck surrounded by glaucous plants that flawlessly reflect the scenic moon is another perfect spot for a fairy-tale like wedding. Options of ceremonial wedding venues can be done either in the garden or the green house area, while at the same time; the dining reception can be arranged for both in-door and outdoor reception. Our iconic Tirtha Uluwatu Chapel complements the adjacent newly built Dining Pavilion, which is encompassed by a collection of glistening waterways. It is a convenient layout that enables bridal couples to plan a cohesive celebration that transition seamlessly from ceremony through to reception. There is even enough space for an upbeat after party complete with live entertainment, dancing and a dazzling finale of fireworks lighting up the night sky.   Unique services and facilities by Tirtha Bridal include a world-class cuisine prepared by their remarkable Chef, Ryoichi Kano. Chef Kano is a truly accomplished culinarian whose expertise in Japanese and French cuisines allows him to craft tantalizing new flavors that incorporate the best of both worlds. Tirtha Bridal’s spectacular settings truly meld with his unique dishes to give each and every diners a truly exceptional gourmet experience in these breathtaking settings.

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NEW&NEWS

A STEP IN UBUD The exotic colors of Brazil have now arrived in Ubud with the opening of Ipanema outlet at the front of Ubud Art Market. To blend in with the calm and natural ambience of Ubud, the boutique is designed with a semi-lounge concept with the use of wood as their main interior element. Here, not only can you find the latest sandal collections for women that come in various neutral colors, but also selections of footwear in bright colors for men that are perfect for both casual and formal events. Flora and fauna motifs are also presented for children. www.ipanemausa.com

COOK LIKE THE LOCALS Learn the techniques and enjoy the true flavors of Balinese cuisine based on old family recipes at Sokasi, the newest addition to the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan. Beneath this bamboo structure by the Ayung riverbank, you can join a personalized cooking class conducted by the resort’s sous chef Wayan Sutariawan. Available for a maximum of eight participants, this fun activity will also take you to a nearby Ubud market and Sokasi’s own herb garden. Aside from that, Sokasi also hosts a Chef’s Table dinner three times a week and a cooking class customized for the kids. The best part is that these classes are open to the public. Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan Sayan, Ubud, (0361) 977-577 www.fourseasons.com/sayan

If you want to improve your technical skills, don’t miss this class! Claimed as the world’s best coding bootcamp by SwitchUp and Course Report, Le Wagon has come to the Island of the Gods to host their two-month programs filled with a full-stack coding course. Here, participants will learn the best practices of back-end and front-end coding, including Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, HTML & CSS, and more. Be it to build a startup business, find a job as a developer, or something else, this class will surely upgrade your skills and eventually make you see your life and work with a new mindset. Log on to the following website for more details on upcoming classes. www.lewagon.com/bali

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SCHOOL OF CODES


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For Sunday’s family time, take your children to Prego at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua and indulge in delectable dishes at the “Brunch Adventura”. From 11.30 a.m. to 3 p.m., the restaurant serves selections of Italian delights, ranging from classic specialties to special pizzas, live grill, and pastas cooked to order. Choices of irresistible food are also presented on the salad bar and the charcuterie and cheese station, while a long table displays numerous mini appetizers. Don’t forget to check out the dessert station which includes homemade gelato. The Sunday Brunch is made merrier with fun activities for children on the outdoor playground, a live cooking demo by Chef Alessandro Molini and a Prego Challenge. “Brunch Adventura” is available at Rp. 420,000++/person inclusive of a welcome cocktail, soft drinks and selected ice tea blends, while children under 12 years old can eat for free. Prego The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali BTDC Lot-N3, Nusa Dua (0361) 771-906 www.westinnusaduabali.com

DO IT YOURSELF! If you’re looking for a new pair of sandals that reflect your personal characteristics, all you have to do is head to the Baia Baia store in Seminyak and experience the brand’s signature concept where you can design your own footwear. Channel your inner creativity and choose the type and color of the soles, then have them cut to meet your style. Pair them with one of the many selections of straps, and don’t forget to give a final touch by adding some accessories or charms as ornaments. Hand all the chosen materials to one of the staff who will craft them into a pair of sandals in only ten minutes. When they are done, you are ready to roll with your new signature footwear! Instagram: @baiabaiaID

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YOGA WITH GRAVITY Take your Yoga skills to another level at The Ritz-Carlton Bali by joining the new “Fly High Yoga” session. With the use of supporting hammock, this aerial yoga program is sensational as gravity plays its part to help you do poses in balance. As you are “floating” on the air, your body will experience total relaxation, which is the right time to focus on your spirit and mind. The Fly High Yoga gives a lot of benefits to your body, such as improving blood flow, stimulating the respiratory and digestive systems, and energizing your body and soul. Book your spot one day in advance and be rejuvenated! The Ritz-Carlton Bali Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan Lot III, Sawangan, Nusa Dua (0361) 849-8988 www.ritzcarlton.com

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NEW&NEWS

ADVENTUROUS SUNDAY


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NEW&NEWS

ULUWATU’S NEW STAR Nestled on the hilltop of Uluwatu, Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa is ready to welcome guests who are up for extraordinary experiences. All 207 designer rooms, including 100 suites, pamper guests with mood lighting, a spacious stylish bathroom with a rain shower and a bathtub, and a private balcony overlooking the ocean or the lush green garden. The resort is definitely an ultimate destination for relaxation where guests can swim in a saltwater pool, indulge in delectable dishes at Clay Craft or Double Ikat restaurant or enjoy refreshing drinks at the pool bar or the R bar. Host a private dinner under the stars at Uluwatu Deck or Pool Deck or hold a productive meeting at the Uluwatu Ballroom. Other facilities include a wedding chapel, a fitness center, a spa, and more. Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa Jalan Pantai Balangan 1 No. 1, Ungasan, (0361) 200-3588 www.renaissancebali.com

FOR HIM SALON

The latest Spring 2018 womenswear and menswear collection by BIASA is surely a must-have for every fashionista. Strong in character and made of natural materials, each outfit boasts refined personal style with amazing details. Highlights for the ladies are handmade kaftans with block print motives or voluminous skirts pleated by hand, inspired by Frida Kahlo. Selections of color tones are also available, from “Camel” beige, “Malam” dark blue or “Cloud” light blue and more. For the menswear collection, this resort-wear brand presents extraordinary ethnic pieces formed in the tradition of Balinese sarongs, short kaftans comfortably made in linen and more, with choices of colors including “Almond” green, “Rosewood” pink, and “Raja” blue. www.biasagroup.com

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BEYOND SIMPLICITY

Located right next to Rob Peetoom Hair Spa at Beachwalk Shopping Mall, Mr. Peetoom Bar & Barber gives the gentlemen a close shave and fresh trim by professional barbers, making it the perfect spot to get ready after surfing or before a party in the Kuta area. Designed with elegant industrial style, the barber shop is even more convenient with a bar so that customers can relish their favorite drink while getting trimmed. Mr. Peetoom Bar & Barber also provides an outdoor terrace where guests can relax with cigars, whiskey and a Backgammon game while enjoying a remarkable view of the sunset. Mr. Peetoom Bar & Barber Level 3 of Beachwalk Shopping Mall, Jalan Pantai Kuta, Kuta 0811-3848-588 www.robpeetoom.nl


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CRAFT&CULTURE

Attending a ritual in a Balinese compound that was close to my home, I found myself entwined in an extraordinary circumstance that was happening only meters away. I gulped down a cup of strong black Bali coffee and forced myself to emerge from the trance I felt I was in. I started to laugh out loud at the absurdity of my life. The enormity of the event I was involved in was even stranger than my time in La La Land in Hollywood, just a few weeks before. I thought nothing could beat an invite to the Emmy award-winning premier of the Handmaid’s Tale in Los Angeles, yet I felt as though my life has taken me into another dimension of reality. But what did it all mean? This complicated process

WITNESSING THE MADWIJATI CEREMONY A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY AS SANGEH REGION INITIATES ITS FIRST SULINGGIH COUPLE…

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was sitting at a pretty table decorated with a white table cloth and yellow ruffles. There were a number of tables surrounding me with identical

ornaments and plastic chairs covered with matching ruffle. The scene reminded me of the décor from a typical 1980’s wedding reception, a memory from many years ago in a different world, when I lived in Melbourne. Yet, I needed a break from the noise of the entertainment. I snapped back to reality.

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began over 12 months before when I found out that one of my husband’s cousins and his wife were to be initiated as Sangeh’s first Sulinggih couple, the High Priest and High Priestess, at the ceremony known as Madwijati.


Witnessing this sacred ceremony was a once in a lifetime experience.

THE HAND My husband Made had been called on to be his cousin’s right hand man, just like Tyrion Lannister was to Daenerys in the Game of Thrones. I was also asked to be intimately involved in this complicated process, one where we would be deluged

dress, excitedly explained to me that

synchronising power, as the Holy

into the unseen Niskala world of

we were lucky to be participating. It

men and women called the Gods,

magic, the extraordinary reality of

was a once in a lifetime opportunity

radiating extreme dynamism. Made

death and rebirth, to be taking place

to be invited to such an event – even

had explained the importance of

before our eyes. One thing I knew

most Balinese would never have the

warding off dark energy.

for sure was that secret Balinese

opportunity to attend the Madwijati

Hindu practices are taken seriously.

ceremony. He also explained that in

THE ASHRAM

this ceremony there would be many

We had taken a road trip the week

types of magic transpiring at once.

prior to Madwijati, together with

The love, commitment and care, bestowed upon our cousins by their

There was an overwhelming

our cousins and Gurus, to visit

me feel as though I was living in

intensity as five sulinggih, assisted

Pura Besakih and various other

an ethereal new world. We bore

by their wives (also known with

temples, as a part of the complicated

witness to our cousins surrendering

the same title), rang the Balinese

process leading up to the special

to the unknown, as their souls

bells known as Genta (Vajra Bell

day. I was completely surprised

left their bodies. A smiling young

or Bajra in Sanskrit). The invisible

when our convoy dropped into an

Permangku (a Balinese priest), who

power swirled around us, creating

Ashram. It seemed unfathomable

was chewing tobacco in his black

a vortex of mystical radiation and

to me why we would be visiting an

Gurus and family members, made

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their bodies. I witnessed our cousins surrendering to the unknown. It was intense, especially because there have been stories of some who have not awakened. My husband did not leave their sides. The ritual seemed to go on for hours and it kept the crowd awake, yet I needed a break. I snapped back to reality after finishing another cup of strong coffee. I was alone. The laughter had stopped. I walked back to the deathbeds. Our cousins had arisen and were saturated in Holy Water. The next process was similar to the three-month baby blessing known as Nelu Bulanin. The Gurus were meticulous in dressing, grooming and writing secret Sanskrit text Ashram full of Westerners, seeking

I watched them collapse as their

(Ngrajah) on our newly ordained

enlightenment while participating

souls left their bodies. I watched as

Sulinggih couple. It was 1.30 a.m.

in a shaking meditation ritual. Our

my husband and others carefully

when Sri Mpu climbed the podium

Holy entourage was escorted into a

carried our unconscious loved ones,

assisted by his wife.

dining hall, where we sat around a

gently laid them on their beds and

long wooden table. I marvelled at

covered them with white sheets.

what might happen next. The arrival of Ratu Bagus was

Their souls were guardedly

They were both dressed in exquisite finery. The ringing of the Vajra Bell resumed as our High Priest

wrapped in a pot called daksina

and High Priestess summoned the

indeed spectacular. He surveyed his

(a representation of their body

mystical spirits that had served them

guests with scrutiny. I wholeheartedly

and soul), which was placed on a

explicitly throughout their ordeal.

believe that Ratu Bagus was reading

small table close to their deathbeds.

Indeed, it was an extraordinary

our minds. The reason for our visit

They were emblematically dead.

ceremony to be a part of. „

was to invite Ratu Bagus to attend

Unconscious, their souls had left

By Sharon Karyasa

Madwijati – his presence was required to ward off black magic. I met with Ratu Bagus on the evening of Madwijati, surprisingly we arrived

THE RITUAL There were certain times in the evening I felt myself drifting into another dimension, a trancelike state taking over my senses. Observing our cousins surrender to death was beyond comprehension.

Meet the first Sulinggih couple of Sangeh region.

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PHOTOS BY SHARON KARYASA

at the same time.


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LIFESTYLE&LEISURE

SPREAD YOUR WINGS VISITING A CONSERVATION PARK TO SEE STUNNING BUTTERFLIES UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL… meter conservation will surely make everyone’s jaw drop. The park is home to various kinds see them up close as they are flying

where our family wanted to do

freely. Gus Bhaskara, the Marketing

an impromptu exploration of

Manager of Kemenuh Butterfly Park

a new destination. We were

who accompanied us, first explained

on the road already when we

about the Barong butterfly which

came across Kemenuh Butterfly Park

is also the main icon of this place.

on the internet. And since it is only

“Kupu Barong has only five days

hands without scaring it or making it

25 minutes away from Sanur, we

to live once it is transformed into

fly away.

immediately decided to visit the

a butterfly,” he stated. “They are

place – and once we got there, we

originally night creatures, so they

named “Larva Breeding” where

were sure that we made the right

can’t fully concentrate during the

hundreds of Kupu Barong are being

decision.

days.” That’s why, we could touch

bred. Don’t be startled though, as

one of them and even put it on our

there are a lot of caterpillars in this

The fact that the sky was pretty cloudy didn’t stop us from touring the park. Numerous colorful butterflies were flying beautifully among the bushes and flowers, as if welcoming us to their home. Without a doubt, the Kemenuh Butterfly Park is a fun destination for families.

MEET THE BUTTERFLIES Arriving at the park, visitors will be accompanied by a guide that will explain all about the butterflies that are being bred and their circle of life. But even before the tour begins, the magnificent view of the expansive rice fields that lie at the entrance of the 2,000-square-

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The park also has a special room

PHOTOS BY JAKA DWI DHARMA (@JAKADHARMACAMERA)

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of butterfly, and every guest can t was one of those weekend


room. Kupu Barong’s wing can open up to 20 centimeters in size, and so the caterpillars are also extremely big. After the caterpillars transform into cocoons, the farmers will put them in the pupa room. In this room, thousands of cocoons are hanging, each one is waiting to be a completely beautiful butterfly. In general, butterflies only live a maximum of 21 days. They spend their lives finding food or nectar by themselves, as well as reproducing, laying eggs and repeating that cycle of life all over again. The Kemenuh Butterfly Park was officially opened in September 2016, born from the idea of a Balinese man named Witaranya. He had been dreaming of establishing a butterfly conservation park for around ten years. In 2016, he finally made his dream come true; opening a butterfly garden in Kemenuh, the

hopes visitors will not only to be able

butterflies are flying most actively

village where he was born.

to see the butterflies, but also educate

from sunrise until 11 a.m. „

At this conservation park, he

The beautiful garden of Kemenuh Butterfly Park.

their children about the species’ real cycle of life. Furthermore, he wants

Kemenuh Butterfly Park

to continue to preserve the beauty of

Jalan Raya Kemenuh, Kemenuh,

local butterflies, especially the Kupu

Sukawati, Gianyar

Barong.

0821-4549-1272 www.kemenuhbutterflypark.com

TOUR AROUND Visitors can enter the park by paying Rp. 100,000/adults and

WHAT TO KNOW!

Rp. 50,000/child. The park also

• Ask for a guide to have a clear

provides tour packages that include

explanation about the park.

a tour to Tegenungan Waterfalls and

• Be there by 9 a.m.

lunch with choices of traditional and

• They have a spacious parking lot,

international food from the restaurant.

so don’t worry about getting there

The best time to come to the

with a car.

park is before noon to see all the

• Prepare some mosquito repellent

butterflies. It is highly recommended

• Open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from

to arrive in the morning because the

Monday through Sunday.

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DINE&DELIGHTS

SANUR’S NEW VIBE

LOUNGING AT THE FIRST BEACH CLUB IN SANUR…

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veryone would agree

neighborhood. Not only is this place

remarkable job of that. Nestled

that bringing a beach

the newest addition to the Artotel

on the beachfront, ABC creates a

club to quiet Sanur is

group, it is also a breakthrough in

one-stop leisure space with modern

definitely an innovation.

Sanur, an area that is renowned for

design where guests – be it children,

Officially opened right

its slow and easy ambiance.

youths or adults – can unwind amidst

before the celebration of New Year

I personally think that it takes

2018, Artotel Beach Club (ABC)

courage to establish a beach club

gives a fresh, energetic vibe to the

in Sanur, and ABC has done a

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the natural surroundings. Take a dip in the pool while sipping fresh cocktails from the pool


bar or simply relax on one of the loungers while enjoying a view of the beach and the ocean – chilling at ABC will certainly be time well spent, especially when accompanied by their delicious dishes. For a more fun experience, come on Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. to enjoy a live acoustic performance or on Sundays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. to relax with ‘80s and ‘90s music in the background. Fin Tuna Salad. Consisting of tuna,

Kambing or the lamb shank. The

FOOD DELIGHTS

slices of fresh fruits and greens, this

lamb meat is tender as it is stewed

ABC offers a variety of delicious

salad is not only healthy but also

in coconut milk gravy, and is even

food to please every palate, courtesy

refreshing to indulge in.

more delicious with a portion of

of the Brazilian-Indonesian chef.

I am a fan of lamb meat, so I

steamed white rice. When I took the

During my lunch at the beach club,

chose their newest menu item for

first bite, the flavor reminded me of a

I opted to have the Grilled Yellow

my main course – the Kalio Betis

similar dish my family always cooks

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Relax amidst a tropical setting in Sanur.


so soft and the dressing perfectly

holy day for Muslims at the end of

makes the dish even tastier.

their fasting month.

Of course, I didn’t forget to order

Juniper berries. Indeed, summer days are better at ABC. „ By Wiwin Wirwidya

Once the main course was done,

some cocktails. I chose the Dragonfly

I decided to linger a little while and

that is refreshing with a combination

Artotel Beach Club Sanur

lie on one of the loungers. Enjoying

of bourbon, fresh dragon fruit, and

(ABC Sanur)

the sun and the tranquil view of the

a little bit of vanilla and lime juice.

Jalan Danau Tamblingan

beach, my experience was even

Another recommended cocktail is the

No. 35 Sanur

better as I indulged in the Soft Shell

Jeruk Bali (Bali Orange) that consists

(0361) 4491-888

Crabs for light bites – the crabs are

of fresh pomelo, kaffir lime leaf and

www.artotelbeachclub.com

FACTS: • Everyone can swim in the pool and enjoy the dishes with no minimum spending. • Kids Playground is free of charge. • Spend at least Rp. 300,000 nett/ daybed to sit at the poolside lounge for 4 persons. Price includes towels. • Spend at least Rp. 150,000 nett/ person to lie on the sun lounger. • Open for breakfast lunch and dinner, starting from 8 a.m. and last order made at 9 p.m.

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PHOTOS BY JAKA DWI DHARMA (@JAKADHARMACAMERA)

every year on the Eid al-Fitr day, a


MADE FROM SCRATCH ENJOY SPORTS COMPETITIONS WHILE INDULGING IN A DELICIOUS MEAL AMIDST A LIVELY ATMOSPHERE AT SCRATCH SPORTS BAR & GRILL…

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t has been six years since

is made from zero. The menu is not

Burger which consists of 200 grams

Scratch Sports Bar & Grill

only reasonable in price but also

of premium Australian beef patty,

opened, and the restaurant is

unpretentious in flavor with top-

smoked bacon onion jam, white

still a favorite among residents

notch quality using mostly locally-

cheddar and Dijon dill aioli served

and sports enthusiasts in the

sourced ingredients, making each

with rosemary sea salt fries and

Kerobokan area. The location is

dish a perfect match to nibble while

ketchup that is made in-house.

quite hidden as the place is nestled

watching a sports competition on the

off the heart of Kerobokan, but that’s

LED TV. During my visit to the venue

something lighter that day, so I opted

what makes it even more charming

for lunch, I personally think that

for the Bar Bites as a starter. This

because it has that secluded feeling.

this is the place to be for everyone

dish presents perfectly fried eggplant

Walking into the restaurant, visitors

wanting to enjoy a relaxing meal

that is crispy on the outside, and it

feel the warm hospitality instantly

time only minutes away from bustling

comes with savory chick pea falafel

from the simple interior and friendly

Seminyak.

that is made delicious with fresh

greetings from the staff.

However, I was looking for

lemon dill tzatziki. Not only is this

ALL THE FLAVORS

light bite amazing for an appetizer,

the passion, determination and

This gastro sports pub offers

it could also be the right choice of

confidence of the founders, and

selections of homemade comfort

snack while the game is on TV.

that’s why the name “Scratch” fits

food for every palate. One of the

For my main course, I chose

perfectly because everything here

favorites is the best-selling Scratch

the Autumn in Vancouver from the

The restaurant is born from

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The interior of Scratch Bali is simple and unpretentious.


The Bar Bites.

signature list. This pan-seared red snapper dish is truly satisfying as the fish is cooked to perfection with sriracha lemon garlic butter, making the skin so crispy while the FIRST PAGE AND THIRD PAGE FIRST COLUMN PHOTOS COURTESY OF SCRATCH SPORTS BAR & GRILL, ALL OTHERS BY RISTY NURRAISA

meat is succulent. This dish is made The lime and passionfruit spritzer.

even more remarkable with sautéed asparagus and cauliflower couscous. Every element comes together with tomato mango salsa sauce that is rich with flavor. Closing the dining experience, the Snickers is the best

FUN FACTS!

option. Serving warm peanut butter

• Scratch Bali offers selections of Lunch Specials, available at Rp.

and chocolate blondie, this dessert will please every sweet tooth with

choose from – Canadian, American,

50,000++/portion every day from

French vanilla bean ice cream and

Japanese, Thai or Mexican. The bar

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

salted caramel drizzle.

also serves imported crafted beer

• Challenge your friends at the pool

from New Zealand that makes a

table outside the restaurant. Don’t

with Scratch Bali’s refreshing

wonderful companion to the dining

forget to order some beer and food

cocktails and mocktails – I chose

experience. „

to make your match even more fun!

Don’t forget to pair each meal

• The restaurant is smoke-free, so

the lime and passionfruit spritzer which was so energizing during the

Scratch Sports Bar & Grill

everyone can enjoy watching the

hot sunny day. But for those who

Jalan Pengubengan Kauh,

game and indulging in their meal

are up for some alcoholic drinks,

Kerobokan

conveniently.

the Bloody Mary is definitely a

(0361) 737-914

• Open from 9 a.m. to last order at

winner with five different styles to

www.scratchbali.com

10 p.m.

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PROFILE&PORTRAIT

clients as possible. I want to help people get fit, healthy and happy. BB: How did you start coaching at Anantara Uluwatu? RH: I approached the Anantara Uluwatu and their Spa Director Dewi Febrianti Jackson. Ibu Dewi was very open and interested in my methods, so we agreed to bring the Primal Health Coaching method to the resort.

GET A MOVE ON!

A FORMER PROFESSIONAL SKI ATHLETE BECOMES A PERSONAL COACH. ROB HOURMONT CONDUCTS PRIMAL HEALTH COACH AT ANANTARA ULUWATU BALI RESORT…

BB: Each person has different health conditions. How do you design a health program to meet their every need? RH: The first step with every client is a one-on-one consultation, through a phone call or face to face meeting. This is essential as I need to evaluate

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their health, fitness levels, medical ver since he endured a

of moving to Bali to live a better

issues and goals they may have. I

serious knee injury in the

life. Once I became a Primal Health

then design the approach, especially

‘90s, International World

Coach, it all made sense. Bali was

the nutrition and exercise around the

Cup and Olympic Ski

the logical place for me to develop

client’s situation.

Race with the British Ski

my practice, focusing on healthy

Team athlete Rob Hourmont had

food, fitness, meditation, wellness,

BB: Could you please explain

to retire from professional skiing

and creating a new wonderful

the exercises you teach and their

and decided to become a Certified

lifestyle for myself, which I could pass

benefits?

Primal Health Coach. At Anantara

on to as many families, friends and

RH: The most important thing about

the island’s first ever Primal Health Coach sessions, a tailored workout class to burn fat, tone muscles, and achieve the best physical form in the midst of the resort’s tropical setting. Find out more about the program as Rob Hourmont (RH) shares his passion with Bali & Beyond (BB). BB: What brought you to Bali after you retired from being a professional skier? Burn those calories with Rob Hourmont!

RH: I went to Bali 20 years ago, and from then on I had the dream

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF ANANTARA ULUWATU BALI RESORT

Uluwatu Bali Resort, he conducts


these exercises I teach is that they are safe. If done correctly, you cannot hurt yourself. The exercise routines work your whole body in one session, bring fast results and leave you with a lot more free time to enjoy life, as opposed to having to spend every day in the gym while not getting the desired results. BB: What makes a Primal Lifestyle workout different from other workouts?

beginning for the client to see hands

BB: How do you help your client

RH: There are two things that

on what to make and how to cook

maintain their health once their

separate Primal workout routines

or prepare the food, especially

Primal Health Coach is over?

from most other routines. First, it is

how to source the food. That’s the

RH: That’s exactly it! I will educate the

simple to learn. Everybody can do

key. It’s essential to source or buy

client so that they know it will never

these exercises everywhere without

healthy food, such as using meat

be over. Like I said before, once you

going to the gym, let alone being a

from animals that have been raised

go Primal, you never go back.

member of a gym. Secondly, they

naturally or organically with no

are efficient and effective as they

antibiotics, growth hormones or

BB: After joining the Primal Health

only need to be performed three

pesticides in their diets, and organic

Coach, what do you expect your

times a week and take only 20 to 45

vegetables. It’s also important that

clients to feel?

minutes, with huge benefits.

the animals have been able to eat

RH: First and foremost, the clients

healthily themselves and lived a free

have to have fun doing the exercises

BB: How long does one

life. This provides for healthy and

and are really motivated when they

program last?

nourishing meat produce.

see that they need to spend less time

RH: That’s a good question. This

We basically eat meat, fish, fowl,

exercising and more time resting.

is not actually a program, this is a

a lot of vegetables, a lot of eggs,

This is very liberating, as people

lifestyle. Once you embark on this

avocados, nuts and seeds, as well

often get stressed when personal

journey and see how your body

as natural coconut products, as long

trainers or gyms tell them that

changes physically, how much more

as they are not processed. These

they need to work out as often as

energy you have, and how much

foods provide our bodies with all

possible to see results. “The more the

you feel better in body and mind,

the protein, natural animal fats and

better” mantra is replaced by “less

you will never want to go back. You

omega 3 fatty acids, fibre, nutrients

but right is better”. Then, once they

will adopt this lifestyle and stay with

and vitamins that we need. And they

adjust their metabolism, they will feel

it forever.

help boost the immune system and

amazing constant energy levels. It’s

keep internal inflammation out of

hard to describe. I suggest you go

BB: The workout is followed by

our systems.

Primal and see! „ By Risty Nurraisa

healthy food that you cook. Could you please explain what kind of

BB: Do you also design your client’s

food you create and how that menu

menu for breakfast and dinner?

Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort

benefits our health?

RH: Yes, I offer full meal planning,

Jalan Pemutih, Labuan Sait, Uluwatu

RH: I cook for clients when I train

shopping lists and recipes, both in

(0361) 895-7555

them one on one. I do this in the

person and online.

www.bali-uluwatu.anantara.com

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INVITE&INDULGE

down the hall from the spa lobby to the treatment room, I was in awe with the magnificent ceilings and the interior design of the spa. The space felt so luxurious yet warm, and I couldn’t wait to experience their treatment…

FINDING BALANCE The 90-minute Arkipela Signature Massage is truly amazing as it combines Balinese, Lomi-Lomi, and Swedish massage techniques, incorporated with acupressure and Yoga-inspired movements. It has a lot of benefits, including easing

THE SPECIAL REWARD GETTING PAMPERED AT THE NEWLY OPENED ARKIPELA SPA…

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muscle tensions and stagnation – which I desperately needed, – improving circulation and flexibility, balancing the body and mind and providing a sense of lightness and enhanced wellbeing. No wonder the

estled on the top

and carrots, I checked out the spa

treatment is amazingly balanced my

floor of Mövenpick

menu and finally decided to have the

mind, body and soul.

Resort & Spa

“Arkipela Signature Massage” that

Jimbaran Bali,

is designed for relaxation as well

foot ritual. While my feet is soaked

Arkipela Spa &

as revitalization and rejuvenation.

in a basin filled with warm water,

Wellness is indeed a sanctuary to

It is a complete package for what

I felt so relaxed already. I felt

release stress and tension, especially

my body needed. And as I walked

even more comfortable when my

after working for a whole week. The ambiance of the spa is already relaxing, but it is the treatments that make the spa even more unique compared to other beauty places in Bali. “Arkipela” actually means archipelago, and living up to its name, Arkipela Spa presents choices of authentic ancient healing traditions from throughout Indonesia. On my visit to the spa, I found that all of the beauty rituals here are irresistible. Sipping the welcome drink of Arkipela homemade sweet shot made of tomatoes, oranges

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The beauty journey began with a


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The stunning design of Arkipela Spa & Wellness.


Enjoy some relaxing “me” time with your choice of traditional ritual.

therapist explained the details of the

before finally started to loosen up,

by a series of treatments including

treatment and made sure the room

as well as my neck and shoulders.

a full body massage, as well as a

temperature was cool enough and

When the treatment was over, I

facial and skin treatment. Another

the volume of the background music

opened my eyes slowly, feeling all

interesting option is the Ginger

was not too loud – she showed extra

refreshed and energized.

Kerokan Treatment to help boost

care, and it assured me that I was in

the immune system. This ritual is

GO TRADITIONAL

very much inspired by Indonesian

Aside from the Arkipela Signature

centuries-old healing method where

calming at the same time and I fell

Massage, the spa also offers

slices of ginger are used to scrape

asleep for almost the entire treatment.

selections of traditional rituals that

the back or the chest of the customer.

After about an hour laying down

are just as extraordinary. One of

on the massage bed and enjoying

them being the Buatanku Apothecary

would like to take, please note that

a rejuvenating massage treatment, I

Experience where visitors can

it is essential to arrive at least 30

could feel my tensed muscles began

make their own herbal blends at

minutes prior to the appointed time,

to relax. My upper back that felt sore

their unique blend bar, followed

as every visitor will need to fill in

The massage was firm but also

Whichever treatment a customer

a form that consists of information on their body condition, including any allergies and medication, as well as the parts of body to focus on or avoid and the preference of the pressure. „ By Wiwin Wirwidya Arkipela Spa & Wellness Mövenpick Resorts & Spa Jimbaran Bali Jalan Wanagiri No. 1, Jimbaran (0361) 472-5777 www.movenpick.com

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF MÖVENPICK RESORTS & SPA JIMBARAN BALI

good hands.


A PURE JOURNEY

INDULGE IN SOME “ME” TIME AT THE NEWLY OPENED SAVA SPA IN THE HEART OF SEMINYAK…

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estled opposite

both staying and non-staying

the springs in Seminyak, and that’s

of the hotel

guests, offering selections of beauty

why the spa is decorated with a

entrance within

treatments incorporated with rituals

pond at the back. This is also the

the Hotel Indigo

and techniques not only from Bali,

reason why the spa uses water as an

Bali Seminyak

but also Thailand and China.

important element in their rituals. For

Beach complex, Sava Spa offers a

The design of the spa is very

instance, each treatment starts with

new secluded sanctuary in the heart

much inspired by the surroundings

a blessing ritual where the therapist

of Seminyak. The spa welcomes

– this sanctuary stands near one of

splashes the heads and the hands

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The living room to enjoy a welcome drink prior to a treatment.

of the guests with holy water that is sourced from the spring. Once the blessing ritual is done, the whole beauty journey begins‌

ULTIMATE REJUVENATION

being the Journey of Siamese Purity.

Sava Spa has selections of amazing

ultimate relaxation, combining Thai

signature treatments, one of them

massage techniques with Jasmine-

The 180-minute treatment gives the

essence body scrub and massage oil from Harnn skincare. Just like the rest of the treatments at Sava Spa, the Journey of Siamese 10-minute compulsory footbath after the blessing ritual. Using citrus and a concoction of spices (including pandanus, ginger, lime, anis star, and bath salt), the footbath makes a refreshing antiseptic. Then, the therapist will ask the guest to lie on the massage bed, facing down. When the guest lies comfortably on the bed, the therapist marks the start of the treatment by gently tap Sava Spa uses Harnn beauty products from Thai that are available for purchase at the retail therapy shop.

the Tibetan singing bowl to create a positive energy and help the guest to feel even more relaxed.

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF HOTEL INDIGO BALI SEMINYAK BEACH

Purity pampers guests with a


The treatment room boasts a modern, lavish design.

The first part of the journey is the

smoothen blood circulation.

and final step; the 60-minute facial using Harnn’s Water Lily skincare for

90-minute massage. Using massage

The massage is followed by a

oil with Jasmine essence from Harnn,

30-minute body scrub. With Harnn’s

rejuvenation.„

the massage combines stretching

Jasmine-essence body scrub, this

By Risty Nurraisa

and palm techniques to ease sore

part of the ritual is splendid to help

muscles. This treatment is the perfect

regenerate new cells. Then, guests

Sava Spa

choice for those who like hard

take a shower, but the ritual is not

Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach

pressures as the therapist also uses

done yet. Guests go back to the

Jalan Camplung Tanduk

elbow techniques. The combination

treatment room where the therapist

No. 10, Seminyak

of these pressures and the massage

applies body lotion. The journey

(0361) 209-9999

oil is amazing to stimulate and help

will then be continued with the last

www.seminyak.hotelindigo.com

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT SAVA SPA: • Sava Spa uses Harnn, a rice-based quality beauty brand from Thailand that is made of pure natural ingredients without any man-made chemicals. Guests can find and purchase one of these products at the spa’s retail therapy shop. • Other signature treatments to try are the Balinese and Oriental ritual. The Balinese combines long-stroke massages using a hot stone, followed by a rice-based body scrub and Balinese herbal facial. The Oriental consists of deep-tissue massage and body scrub with Harnn’s Rose oil and scrub, as well as a facial with Harnn’s Water Lily. • Once the ritual is over, guests continue pampering at the relaxation lounge, accompanied by a healthy drink. Sava Spa offers a variety of Signature Healing Elixirs in three categories; “Rejuvenating”, “Refreshing” and “Relaxing”, each one presents three choices of drinks that include rice tea, loloh (Indonesian herbal drink) and infused water.

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SIGHTS&SOUNDS

TES AND FUN FACTS O U Q S, TO O PH F O OUR CORK BOARD UARY AND MARCH... N JA IN G N RI O PL EX ILE H THAT WE PICKED UP W

i on Jalan r wheels to Dumbo Bal While in Ubud, turn you vegetarian ian Ital tic hen aut oy Raya Sanggingan to enj ssy interior. midst of casual yet cla food and drinks in the oncello, Lim nded Uncle Tony’s Try the highly recomme te or pet Pol nel Fen h fres tering and taste the mouth-wa us! icio Gnocchi. Del their signature Spinach

Your mornings at The Stones – Legian, Bali – A Marriott Autograph Collection Hot el will never be dull wit h “Breakfast in the Tub”. Indulge in selections of dishes in the outdoor bathtub on your balcony accompan ied by a view of the resort’s swi mming pool.

It was a fun furry party at Hotel Indigo Seminyak Beach! Together with BARC, the hotel hosted a dog day out at the Tree Bar Lawn. All paw-parents were invited to bring their four-legged babies for free or pay Rp. 400,000 to get a two-course meal, a pool access, and bring their pets to a pop-up clinic and a dog salon by BARC. Guests were also encouraged to make donations for the foundation to help stray dogs.

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We thank you fo r all the photos se nt to our Instagram accoun t. These are the tw o of our favorites of the m onth. Keep taggin g us (@ baliandbeyondm agazine) on Insta gram and your photos might be in our next iss ue!

@giannilucha shared his brea kfast with a vie Ubud. Tempted w at Samsara ?

PHOTOS BY RISTY NURRAISA AND JAKA DWI DHARMA (@JAKADHARMACAMERA)

e spring is here, Tanah Lot Bali lik Beautiful colors in bdw_13 captured by @aa

Found this little gem on Jalan Benesari in Kuta. Modest and homey, Benih CafĂŠ is a perfect spot to unwind in the middle of a bustling area. Check out their Instagram account @benihcafe for more details.

We are in love wi th the new look of Wedang Jahe restaurant at Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa. Murals of Balinese beautifu l dancers decorat e the walls, while the resort’s manic ured garden make s a soothing view during breakfast time.

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REST&RELAXATION

AMIDST THE MAGICAL MIST

STAY AT ROYAL TULIP SARANAM RESORT & SPA AND SPEND QUALITY TIME WITH YOUR FAMILY IN THE MIDST OF LUSH GREENERY…

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here is more to Bali than

During my visit to the region with

hotel on a bright afternoon. The

just enjoying the sun, the

my little family, we opted to stay at

resort, which opened less than two

sand and the sea. Head

the Royal Tulip Saranam Resort &

years ago was built and designed by

a little north of Denpasar

Spa which is only 20 minutes away

an Indonesian architect. Royal Tulip

to find a new perspective

from the renowned Lake Ulun Danu

Saranam Resort & Spa boasts the

Beratan.

country’s traditional design, featuring

of the island and delight in the cool breezy mountain area in Bedugul.

We arrived at the lobby of the

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several stupas at some spots which


are inspired by a Buddhist temple,

have lunch at the Toya Restaurant

and a spacious balcony overlooking

the Borobudur. The construction

below the lobby floor, where we

the lush greenery and the whole

emphasizes the beautiful synergy of

indulged in delicious lunch followed

area that surrounds the resort,

nature and modernity.

by afternoon tea. Available at Rp.

including the swimming pool and the

90,000++, the afternoon tea set

rice fields.

Standing on a hilly mountain, the property boasts a natural

presents selections of light bites and

view surrounded by rice fields. It

sweet delicacies, as well as quality

FUN IN BEDUGUL

was certainly a scenic welcome

coffee and tea, making it a good

The hotel is an amazing family

for us after a one-hour drive from

deal to begin our experience at the

getaway as it offers fun activities

Sanur through an easy uphill route

hotel.

for everyone. Fathers can go to

accompanied by clean cool air.

Then, it was time to relax. We

the Handara Golf Resort Bali to

After we checked in and before we

stayed in the Deluxe Room that is

play golf, while mothers can spend

went to our room, we decided to

equipped with a large double bed

some “me” time at the spa that

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Sneak a peek to one of the comfortable rooms.

offers selections of beauty rituals at affordable prices. And all the while, the little ones can have the time of their lives at the kids club. Not to forget, the resort also has a gym, an outdoor running track through a valley and a yoga class in the middle of greenery for those who want to keep on track with their healthy routines. The resort presents a variety of activities for some quality time with morning and see how the villagers

L’Altitude restaurant and café, which

Top Adventure Park. Indeed, Royal

bring their offerings to a water

is rated as number one restaurant

Tulip Saranam Resort & Spa is the

temple, or join a cooking class at the

with the best view on Tripcanvas.

perfect place for a family getaway. „

Guests can also go barefoot to the

By Wiwin Wirwidya

nearby rice fields and take pictures of the farmers working in the field.

Royal Tulip Saranam Resort & Spa

Another option is to take the family

Jalan Raya Baturiti, Banjar Pacung,

to tourist destinations, such as Eka

Tabanan, (0368) 210-38

Karya Botanical Gardens and Tree

www.royaltulipsaranam.com

WHAT TO KNOW! • Prepare your best sweater and socks as the weather tends to be cold and windy. • Prepare the kids’ sweaters and socks too. • Bring an umbrella. The hotel provides an umbrella in every room and at every corner of the building but it’s best to prepare your own.

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PHOTOS BY JAKA DWI DHARMA (@JAKADHARMACAMERA)

the family as well. Wake up in the


SLEEPING WITH GUTS

OUR CONTRIBUTOR TISSA SHARED HER EXPERIENCE STAYING IN THE WORLD’S HIGHEST SKY LODGE…

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ecember 14, 2017. My friends and I took a train from Jakarta to Purwakarta in West Java.

Sitting in the Argo Parahyangan 22, we prepared ourselves for a trip of a lifetime. We had been planning it for a month, so I was really excited that we were on our way to our destination. After about a one and a half hour of train ride, we finally arrived at Purwakarta Station. Before we left the train, I did a final check on my belongings and made sure that I had the letter that my husband signed the other day – it was a crucial letter requested by the hotel we were going to stay at. I also sent a short message to my parents, just so they

Up to the lodge, they go!

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UP TO THE LODGE

as they took us to the dining area

“We are going to hike a mountain in

It was 11 a.m. when the staff from

where we indulged in a good lunch

Purwakarta,” I told them.

Skylodge Pajajaran Anyar picked us

under the sun. Having something

up at Purwarkarta Station. We spent

to eat before the climb is pretty

mountaineers. We are just three

another two hours to get to Mount

important to reenergize, and so is

ordinary women who like to have

Parang by car, where the lodge is

going to the restroom because the

extraordinary experiences. So, when

located. Two hours of driving may

water in the sky lodge is limited.

we came across some pictures of

sound so long, but the view of West

Skylodge Pajajaran Anyar on the

Java’s beautiful landscapes made

started to climb the cliff. We were

social media, we were determined to

our journey worthwhile.

almost half way through when we

We are not hikers, let alone

The clock struck 3 p.m. when we

Once we arrived at the hotel, we

took a break before continuing our

Hanging on the side of the cliff on

had to climb the cliff for another one

journey using the iron stairs known

Mount Parang, Skylodge Pajajaran

and a half hours to reach our sky

as the ‘via ferrata’ route – and that

Anyar is the world’s highest

lodge that hangs around 500 meters

was when I realized that I didn’t

“hanging hotel” as well as the first

above the ground. I could feel I was

wear proper shoes as I slipped on

in Asia. That’s where we planned to

quite nervous, but the staff eased

the iron ladder a couple of times.

spend our nights in Purwakarta.

my nerves with their warm welcome

Yet, the challenge was not over.

stay there, at least once in our lives.

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wouldn’t worry too much about me.


After climbing through the ‘via ferrata’ route, we still had to slide 100 meters to get to the door of our room. We hung on a single rope and surrendered ourselves as the staff helped us slide. I was so nervous that I got stuck a little while in the middle of the slide – it was my first mount-climbing ever, how could I not be anxious? But then, I reminded myself that I was accompanied by a well trained and experienced hotel crew. I had nothing to be worried about.

Imagine waking up to this view in the morning.

get my husband’s approval and his

ourselves speechless as we treasured

signature for the letter.

the view of West Java skyline. We

The lodge was surprisingly

could also see Jatiluhur reservoir

comfortable as it is equipped with

from afar. After taking a bold

complete facilities. Each one is filled

(and brave) move to stay in a sky

with a bed for a maximum of four

lodge, I believe we deserve to take

people, a table, a water dispenser

a thousand pictures and selfies to

and electricity. It is even more

capture the moment. „

convenient with an air-conditioning,

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a sink and a toilet – but guests need to go down to the ground for a

Skylodge Pajajaran Anyar

bath. The lodge also provides some

Pasanggrahan, Tegal Waru,

food and instant cup noodles which

Purwakarta, West Java

we can reheat using the in-room microwave, so we didn’t have to leave the lodge every time we felt hungry.

THE SKY VIEW

There is also a television for

SAFETY COMES FIRST! • Don’t get out of the lodge without

When I finally reached the sky

entertainment – but who needs

any safety ropes, even just to take

lodge, everything was well worth

to watch a TV when there is a

some photos or selfies.

it – the one-month arrangement, the

magnificent scenery of the natural

• Don’t use any gadgets especially

climb, the struggle to overcome my

surroundings to please our eyes?

cellphones when there is a lightning

fear, and of course, the effort to

Lounging in the lodge, we found

in the sky.

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FOTOFOLIO

LEARN FROM NATURE The beauty of this island has been so captivating that I decided to ride over 700 miles from Jakarta to start a new life in Bali. For the past 10 months, I have been exploring the island from the east to the west, and the journey has been truly remarkable. Discovering beaches, hiking the challenging paths on the mountains – I managed to capture numerous pictures, but the adventure is more than just photos. It is about going beyond my limit and learning from the nature. I realize that courage brings new extraordinary experiences. And I admire how the nature gives us endless beauty without asking anything in return. By Jaka Dwi Dharma Instagram: @jakadharmacamera

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LITTLELOVES

HEALING SOULS MEET A BALINESE HEALER AND FIND BALANCE AMIDST LUSH GREENS AT VISESA BALINESE HEALING & SPA IN DESA VISESA UBUD…

F

rom the moment I arrived

welcome ritual on a red chair near

at the entrance gate of

the Front Desk. I was intrigued.

Desa Visesa Ubud, I

Without a second thought, I sat on

was mesmerized by the

the chair. The staff then splashed

beautiful landscape of the

holy water onto my head and my

resort. Lush rice fields lie as far as

hands, and placed raw rice on

the eye can see, while Balinese-style

my forehead. Finally, she put a

architectures stand surrounding

Tridatu holy bracelet on my right

car, we reached the bamboo-

the greens. Every one of the staff

arm, a representation of a Balinese

structured spa lobby that overlooks

wears a Balinese-inspired outfit – the

blessing.

the rice fields. That day, we were

women wear kebaya, while the men

The ritual only took a minute,

wear udeng or a Balinese hat. Truth

but it was surely the best way to

programs – the Visesa Balinese

be told, the whole atmosphere of

start a real Balinese experience at

Healing & Spa has three distinctive

the resort reminds me of a Balinese

the resort. When my friend finally

healing programs, each one is

village.

arrived, we went to the Visesa

conducted by different healers, and

Balinese Healing & Spa, to reveal

aims for different results. We opted

another authentic journey…

for the one with Mr. Made Marka,

Walking into the alfresco lobby area, one of the staff greeted me with a warm smile. She told me

up for one of the signature healing

a local healer who would diagnose

that, while waiting for my friend

MEET THE HEALER

to arrive, I could experience the

After a minute ride on an electric

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our physical conditions. One of the spa staff then escorted


The lush greens at Desa Visesa make a soothing view.

us to Padukuhan where the healing program was hosted. We walked through the lush greens and down the stone steps – it is obvious that everything here is designed to bring guests closer to the Balinese culture and nature. Not long after, we arrived at a bamboo-structured lounge where Mr. Marka was already waiting. Wearing a Balinese white outďŹ t, Mr. Marka welcomed us and asked one of us to sit on a bamboo stage

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on the left side of the bale where the diagnosis was conducted. I sat on the bamboo stage with my legs crossed. But before the whole journey began, Mr. Marka sent up some prayers in front of a merajan, a holy place for the Balinese to pray. Then, Mr. Marka sat facing me, held my hands and closed his eyes for a couple of minutes. “Your condition is his eyes. “There is a little problem on your legs, maybe because either from sitting for too long or too much walking. You need to apply oil combined with salt every day as a cure. But overall, everything is okay.” Of course, he is open for some questions. During this session, I couldn’t help asking the best diet for me. He laughed a little bit, and said, “As long as you keep the portion

Meet the Balinese healer.

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THIRD PAGE BOTTOM PHOTO BY RISTY NURRAISA, ALL OTHERS COURTESY OF DESA VISESA UBUD

good,” he finally said as he opened


right, you will be fine.” His answer

These “caves” are thoughtfully

reminded me on Mr. Marka’s

made me feel relieved because it

designed to awaken senses with

statement that I should relax my

meant I didn’t have to go through

dim lighting and the sound of water

legs to avoid any ailment from too

a strict diet. Afterwards, it was my

flowing for ultimate relaxation.

much sitting.

friend’s turn to be diagnosed using the same procedures.

The idea of combining a healing

After the treatment was over, we

program with a holistic treatment is

were very much refreshed. And that

so that guests can have the perfect

feeling lingered on as we sipped a

IN A CAVE

treatment based on the diagnosis

herbal drink at the spa lobby while

Once both of us were diagnosed,

by Mr. Marka. That day, my friend

enjoying a view of the rice fields. „

the spa associate who accompanied

and I were up for a treatment using

By Risty Nurraisa

us throughout our session with

bamboo techniques. Not only was

Mr. Marka took us to one of the

the treatment marvelous to ease my

Visesa Balinese Healing & Spa

treatment rooms at the spa. The

sore muscles, it also matched with

Desa Visesa Ubud,

Visesa Balinese Healing & Spa is

Mr. Marka’s suggestions – I could

Jalan Suweta, Banjar Bentuyung

really unique because the signature

feel my shank muscles were relieved

Sakti, Ubud

rooms are setup to resemble natural

when the therapist pressed them with

(0361) 2091-788

caves, surrounded by lush jungle.

a piece of bamboo. This technique

www.visesaubud.com

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ACTION&ATTRACTION

OFF THE BEATEN PATH EXPLORING PRISTINE NATURE IN AN INDONESIAN-BUILT TWO-SEATER BUGGY WITH MUNDUK WILDERNESS…

I

t was 7 a.m. in the morning

wooden structures functioning as

when the Munduk Wilderness

viewing points. However, our group

team picked us up at our office

couldn’t wait to discover what

in Kuta. Our team was going to

Munduk Wilderness had in store for

reveal some natural wonders in

us, so we went on without making

Munduk, an uphill area just outside

any stops. We passed through the

of Bedugul. It took us about two

gate to the Gobleg Village, and

hours to get to Munduk Wilderness

followed the long winding road until

Base Camp via the Denpasar-

we arrived at our destination.

A beautiful morning by the Lake Tamblingan.

Singaraja route.

GEAR UP!

extension that was separated from

After passing the magnificent Lake

Munduk Wilderness Base Camp

the rest of the restaurant with a

Tamblingan, we went up the hills

consists of a restaurant with an open

fence.

where we saw a troop of monkies

area, boasting a natural view and

roaming on the side of the road.

fresh air. They also have a locker

as a stage for local performers,”

Right at the top of the hill, we took

room and several lavish showers

explained Senior Marketing

a left turn onto the junction, going

and restrooms. One of the staff

Supervisor Iwan Joenarso who

in the direction of “Gobleg”. We

who greeted us also mentioned that

accompanied us that day. “And

passed numerous food joints with

ten villas were currently underway.

that empty extension over there will

open-air sitting areas at the edge

There was a bamboo structure

soon become an infinity pool with

of the valley, overlooking the lake

standing on one side of the alfresco

a view of the natural surroundings.”

– there were a lot of bamboo or

dining area, facing an empty

I could only imagine how beautiful

Getting there was pretty easy.

“That bamboo structure functions

Row, row, row your canoe!

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A view of rice fields (this photo) and flower plantations (next page, bottom photo) accompanied our journey.


the swimming pool will be. But even

He sat behind the wheel to lead the

without the pool, the restaurant is

way. Two of my friends were in the

already charming. Sitting at one

second car, while the last one took

of the long tables, my friends and I

the last buggy car accompanied by

breathed in the fresh air, enjoying

another guide.

Munduk and forgetting that we were still in Bali. One of the staff then

THE BUGGY RIDE

brought a cup of lemongrass tea as

Built in Indonesia, the Fin Komodo

a welcome drink which was perfect

Buggy uses an automatic motorbike

to warm us up.

engine, so even amateur drivers can

but I didn’t think that was necessary

steer the wheel. Munduk Wilderness

as it was a part of the experience!

Each one of us had to wear a

has 19 buggy cars, each one of

And the fresh air of Munduk area

helmet, goggles, and a pair of

them can only accommodate two

made the adventure even more

arm and knee pads. We were told

persons. Aside from wearing a

remarkable. At one point, we went

to bring only important items like

helmet and pads, everyone must put

through thick fog in the middle of the

cameras, and keep the rest in the

the seatbelt on. Only when all the

day. I closed my eyes as I held my

locker room. “Please don’t put your

participants sit safely in the buggy

arms up, letting my fingers touch the

phones or other stuff in your pocket.

car will the marshal start the journey.

mist. The breezy wind was chilly, yet

The staff then handed our gear.

It could fall out,” Mr. Iwan reminded

I must say, riding in a Fin

the sunshine made the air a little bit

us as he took us to the street where

Komodo Buggy was really a lot of

warm. It was such perfect weather to

three Fin Komodo Buggy cars were

fun. Munduk Wilderness actually

ride the buggy.

parked – I sat in the front with one

provided a pair of earplugs in case

of the guides, known as the marshal.

the sound of engine was too loud,

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But that was only the beginning of how wonderful this journey was.


Taking the Fin Komodo Buggy car for a spin in a circuit!

In the middle of our adventure, the marshal took a turn, leading our way to a beaten path. Gone were the smooth ride with the buggy, and came the real adventure! The path and dirt – there was even a point when our buggy slid in almost a 90 degree angle to the side to avoid

Munduk Wilderness also offers a 4-WD Land Rover Safari.

a bunch of big rocks. The marshal made it seem easy to drive past these rocks, while next to him, I was

gems of Munduk. Our first stop

holding on to the handle for my dear

was Lake Tamblingan with a view

cars took us to Munduk Wilderness’

life. Once we passed that point,

of the Gubug Temple surrounded

coffee plantation. In this four-hectare

the marshal stopped the buggy

by natural beauty that was really

area, the company not only grows

to help the other two cars behind

mesmerizing. We could feel

their coffee beans, but also selects

us. In the end, we made it through

the positivity of the area. Here,

and roasts them, and distributes

that challenging path, all safe and

participants of Munduk Wilderness

the coffee to the Base Camp. After

sound.

can spend 40 minutes exploring the

showing us around, the marshal then

lake with a canoe, but our group

escorted us to an open-air dining

HIDDEN GEMS

had so much to see that we decided

venue to enjoy a picnic lunch of light

Using the Fin Komodo Buggy car,

to skip that part and went straight to

sandwiches. When our stomachs

the marshal took us to several

our next destination.

were full, we were up for another

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A one-hour ride with the buggy

CANOE AND LAND ROVER PHOTOS COURTESY OF MUNDUK WILDERNESS, ALL OTHERS BY RISTY NURRAISA

ahead of us was filled with rocks


adventure – driving in a circuit! It was time for me to get behind the wheel and drive the buggy car along a dirt path around the plantation for eight minutes. It was so exhilarating! Our adventure continued on to our next stop; the Banyuatis Waterfalls. But before we got there, the marshal took us to see a vast rice field with yellowish color as if autumn has come. After a fiveminute stop, we were back in the buggy cars to reach the waterfalls. Banyuatis Waterfalls is quite hidden – there were no tourists at all during our visit, making us feel as if the

The stunning Banyuatis Waterfalls.

natural wonder was ours alone.

headed back to Base Camp for a

Unfortunately, the current was quite

shower and an early dinner. „

strong that day, so we decided to

By Risty Nurraisa

admire this beauty from the viewing

A visit to a coffee plantation.

point above the pond – even from

Munduk Wilderness

there, Banyuatis Waterfalls looked

Office: Jalan Raya Sempidi

marvelous! Our group just stood

Kompleks Ruko Delta

and stared at the water flowing,

No. 43, Denpasar

cherishing our adventure with

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Munduk Wilderness before we

www.mundukwilderness.com

WHAT TO KNOW! • Bring some clothes to change at the end of the trip. Munduk Wilderness provides towels and shower rooms for visitors to clean themselves after exploring Munduk area with the Fin Komodo Buggy car. • After the trip, a delicious three-course early dinner is served at the Base Camp. • Munduk Wilderness also presents unlimited mineral water, fresh roasted coffee, picnic lunch, as well as pick up and drop off service. • Some of the adventures offered are Haunted Valley Waterfall Buggy and Bike Tour, 4-WD Land Rover Safari and Buggy Ride, Mount Lesung Rainforest Day Trek and Dragon’s Breath 4WD Land Rover Expedition. For bookings and more details, drop an email to info@mundukwilderness.com and follow ‘Munduk Wilderness’ on Facebook and @munduk_wilderness on Instagram.

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BEYONDBALI

PARADISE LOST AS I SAIL AROUND THE ISLANDS OF RAJA AMPAT, I BELIEVE I HAVE FOUND HEAVEN ON EARTH…

I

am standing on an extremely

Porters bustle about hither and

heeled travelers from around the

crowded dock on the foreshore

thither in the mid-morning tropical

globe who are here for the same

of the non-descript and – dare

heat, loading designer luggage

reason as I am; to experience the

I say it – forgettable town of

onto fleets of waiting tenders that

magic of Raja Ampat! Soon it is my

Sorong, located on the northwest

will transport the goods to a fleet

turn to hop aboard the tender that

tip of the Bird Head’s Peninsula

of ‘liveaboards’ anchored some

will transport me to my home away

on the island of New Guinea in

distance offshore. I seem to be

from home as I travel with Seatrek

Indonesia’s West Papua province.

surrounded by a mélange of well-

for the next 11 days; the grand lady

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of the seas, the altogether elegant

refreshing ice mango juice. A quick

Indonesian two-misted sailing ship

Phinisi boat, Katharina.

tour of the boat and the cabins and,

and is largely used by the Bugis tribe

without ceremony, the anchor is

from Makassar in South Sulawesi.

princess on the water. Her high

drawn up, and we turn and head

The hull of the ship looks similar to

prow towering over us as we

north to the equator.

that of a dhow while the fore-and-

Katharina sits like a majestic

aft rigging reminds one of western

draw alongside where the cheery Indonesian crew welcome us aboard

THE VESSEL

schooners, although it might be more

with cold towels and tall glasses of

The Phinisi boat is a traditional

correctly termed to resemble a ketch,

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as the front mast is the larger. These were and still are traditional cargo vessels plying their trade across the Banda Sea powered solely by the wind. Today, many of these crafts have been converted into passenger vessels, or ‘liveaboards’ to serve the ever growing market of adventurous divers or snorkelers wanting to The magnificent Katharina.

explore the more remote islands of the archipelago. It doesn’t take long to settle into life on board and to meet the ten

crew, the vessel easily makes me feel

waters of Raja Ampat calls like the

other guests who will travel with me.

quite at home as I lay on the deck

legendary siren of the sea, enticing

The weather is picture perfect, the

watching the aqua blue water glide

even the most fearful to discover its

sea is like glass and there isn’t a

by with a flock of kites following in

majestic treasures that lie beneath.

breath of wind, a perfect beginning. I

our wake.

An archipelago, comprising over

spend my first afternoon quizzing the

Unlike a number of other

1,600 islands makes up what

skipper, Iwan, about the boat and he

‘liveaboards’, this is a tailored trip,

is known as the coral triangle

turns out to be a hive of information.

designed to explore the islands and

and contains the richest marine

take us to some of the best diving

biodiversity on earth. There are more

and snorkeling sites in the region.

fish in these waters than all of the

Katharina was built in 1998. Her hull was crafted from a single Ulin hardwood tree from the forests of

marine life in all of the rivers, lakes

UNDERWATER WONDERLAND

and waters surrounding Europe!

to Bali where she was outfitted as a cruiser complete with her powerful

I have never been entirely

a baroque world below presents

350 h.p. Mitsubishi engines. Built

comfortable under the water (or

itself in all its pristine glory. The

to carry just 12 passengers and 12

above it for that matter) but the azure

floors of the shallows are ribbed with

Lying flat, atop the calm waters,

PHOTOS BY PAUL V. WALTERS

Kalimantan (Borneo) and then towed

One of the hidden gems of Raja Ampat.

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Finding a paradise in the eastern area of Indonesia.

impossibly white sand from which

As you pass by, millions of

These are how the days

rise surreal multi-colored castles

brightly colored fish swarm like

pass; each day brings impossibly

of coral, replete with elaborate

busy commuters crossing a crowded

beautiful experiences both above

turrets, some at least 20 feet high.

thoroughfare, each wearing its

and below the surface as Katharina

Every color imaginable seems

finery as if showing off to other

glides on the sea that is so calm

to permeate these Daliesque- or

species not so blessed in the color

and crystal blue. It’s wonderful to

Gaudi-like structures which contract

department. Sometimes hundreds of

think that there are corners of this

and expand like flowers opening

small colorful sardines will pass, all

planet of ours that remain relatively

up to the early morning sun. Many

turning and twirling in unison as if

unspoiled and far from the

of these giant corals have become

choreographed by some flamboyant

madding crowd and, as always,

wreathed in plants that wave gently

underwater creative director. As they

I am once again reminded, that

with the underwater currents and

turn and tumble they resemble leaves

the world is simply an amazing

so resemble strange and bizarre

falling gently from the trees of a

place. „

creatures from the deep.

forest in autumn.

By Paul V. Walters

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CAPITALCORNER

ONE DAY WITH

GIANT PANDAS MEET THE NEWEST, MOST ADORABLE SPECIES IN TAMAN SAFARI BOGOR…

F

or those who live in the Greater Jakarta, you may want to ask yourself this question; when did you last visit Taman Safari Bogor?

It could be years ago, perhaps when you were still in high school or even elementary school. But recently, the park has a new species that gives you all the more reason to go there. Located in Cisarua at West Java, Taman Safari Bogor now makes a wonderful home to two pandas who

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Welcome to Istana Panda!


Visitors have to go through a Safari Journey to get to the panda’s sanctuary.

came directly from Shicuan Province in China. Meet the duo Cai Tao and Hu

Together with a friend, I decided

car, we explored the wildlife in the

to see these pandas up close on

park. When we arrived, we bought

a recent weekend. Our trip to

our tickets at the entrance gate and

Chun, the new giant pandas that

Taman Safari Bogor took less than

directly entered the conservation

flew all the way to Indonesia from

two hours drive from Jakarta with

area by following the direction

China as one of the diplomatic

a private car as it was the most

board. For those who don’t ride

instruments between the two

comfortable way to go and explore

their own car to Taman Safari

countries. Since there has never

the park.

Bogor, don’t worry because the

been any pandas living in Indonesia,

park provides shuttle buses tours.

this duo has become the most

SAFARI FIRST

interesting species to see at the park.

The most memorable experience

Bogor, our main purpose was

Now we do not need to go to China

at Taman Safari Bogor is surely

visiting Cai Tao and Hu Chun.

to see giant pandas.

the safari journey. Using a private

But to get to their sanctuary, we

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On this visit to Taman Safari


Research Center for Giant Panda in Bifengxia, Yaan, Sichuan Province, China. Each of them has a name with a beautiful meaning. Cai Tao is the male panda, and his name actually means a charismatic or a noble man, while the name of the female, Hu Chun, means a lake in the spring or the beauty of nature. Both of them came to Indonesia as special guests that will stay for ten years. The preparation to welcome them began four years ago, including building the Istana Panda (the palace of the pandas) as their home. Traveling for 4,400 kilometers from Shuangliu International Airport in Chengdu at China, they finally arrived at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang at Banten on September 28, 2017. It took two months for these pandas to adapt with the new environment before they could finally meet the public in November 2017.

still needed to do the whole safari journey where we encountered numerous animals, not only from Indonesia, but also from other parts of the globe, such as camels and Indian tigers. The safari journey took about one hour. After that, we arrived at the amusement park of Taman Safari Indonesia that is filled with rides and PHOTOS BY EDNA TARIGAN

attractions, including a baby zoo for an encounter with newborn animals.

TEENAGE PANDAS The teenage giant pandas Cai Tao and Hu Chun were born in 2010 at the China Conservation and

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PANDAS’ PALACE Using a shuttle bus, we went to

habitat or conservation in China.

their bodies are much smaller with

We were quite lucky as the

reddish-brown fur and long shaggy

Istana Panda (the palace of the

weather that day was sunny enough

tails. Other animals to meet at Istana

pandas) where a gigantic panda

for both Cai Tao and Hu Chun

Panda are pony horses, mishmi

statue stood at the entrance and a

to play outdoors. From where we

takins (Indian goat-antelope) and

natural view of the surroundings

stood, we could see them chewing

golden pheasants.

made our jaws drop. Nestled 1,800

bamboo and other food. These big

meters above sea level, this palace

black-and-white fur balls looked

a camera to capture the amusing

boasts a magnificent view of Mount

even more adorable as they walked

behavior of Cai Tao and Hu Chun.

Gede and Mount Pangrango,

around their home, almost fell asleep

Istana Panda also has a food court

making it the highest panda

and finally dozed off. When it’s

serving a variety of dishes, so visitors

conservation in the world.

raining, they both will move indoors.

won’t be starving after spending the

This palace is a giant exhibit,

whole day exploring the area. „

complete with food inside.

By Edna Tarigan

Before we finally met Cai Tao and Hu Chun at their home, like other visitors, we had to see a short video

A little tip; don’t forget to bring

Besides Cai Tao and Hu Chun,

about the lives of these pandas before

there are many other species that

Taman Safari Bogor

they were relocated to Indonesia. The

we can see at Istana Panda. One of

Jalan Kapt. Harun Kabir No. 724,

palace also displays so many photos

them is the red pandas, which are

Cisarua, West Java

and posters with more information

also from China. They look similar

(0251) 825-0000

about how pandas live in their natural

to the black-and-white pandas, but

www.bogor.tamansafari.com

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SPANISH DELIGHTS Delectable Spanish cuisine now awaits you in Gili Trawangan! Tapaz Bar Gili is the island’s first tapas bar, adding more colors to Gili Trawangan’s culinary scene by offering mouth-watering choices of dishes including Tuna & Avocado Tartare, Potatoes Bravas, Boquerones Fritos and the famous Tortilla de patatas. A list of refreshing cocktails are also available to accompany a remarkable sunset moment – selections include Dirty Margaritas, Red Sangria, Red Mojitos and more. Decorated with Spanish and Latin style, with a mural of Barcelona in one of the corners, this is the place to enjoy island life in Gili Trawangan, complete with alternative and reggae live music nights. Tapaz Bar Gili Jalan Pantai Gili Trawangan, West Nusa Tenggara www.tapaz-bar-gili.business.site

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Celebrating the 50th anniversary of PUMA Suede, PUMA, hand in hand with Hong Kong’s pioneer of urban vinyl toys Michael Lau, creates a new style that is much inspired by shoe samples that are going through a final test before being mass produced. The “Sample Suede” collection has distinctive details, such as a zig-zag pattern stitched along the form stripe, Japanese writing that means “sample” on the sock liner, as well as a letter “L” for the left shoe and “R” for the right. Interesting choices of colors such as bright grey for the right side and dark grey for the other makes this special design even more unique and worth collecting. Those who live in Jakarta can find them at PUMA stores, including at Dope & Dapper. www.puma.com

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MUSICAL NIGHT It was a night to remember as Padma Resort Legian hosted a music concert titled “And the World, Opening…”. Held at the Plumeria Grand Ballroom, the special event featured a collaboration of pianist Airin Efferin, viola Michael Hall and soprano Regina Handoko. Some of the songs performed were created by world-renowned musicians, like Bach, Sukarlan, Hummel and more. www.padmaresortlegian.com

In conjunction with the National Garbage Day 2018 that fell on February 21, Jimbaran Bay Beach Resort & Spa invited all staff and management to clean the Kedonganan Beach which is located right at the front of the resort. This two-day movement aimed to create a comfortable environment for both local and international tourists who come to Bali. www.jimbaranbaybeach.com 76 APR - JUN 2018/BALI&BEYOND.CO.ID

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YEAR OF ACHIEVEMENT Congratulations to Rhadana Kuta Bali for winning the Best Recommended Hotel at the Best Hotel Awards 2018! Held at Grand Inna Kuta Bali, a number of prestigious awards were handed out to businesses in the hospitality industry that always strive to deliver top-notch service and help improve the national’s economic and business development – and the Rhadana Kuta Bali is certainly one of them. www.rhadana.com

A STAR IS BORN On March 6, The Orchard Bali was alive as new emerging artist Truedy launched her first ever single. Titled “One Thing”, the song encourages the audience to pursue their dreams as well as follow their passion in life. The night was made merrier with a live string section, followed by a performance of Bali-based singers and songwriters, Dee and Reyna. www.facebook.com/TheOrchardBali

HAIL TO WOMEN Commemorating the Hilton Women’s Week 2018 and empowering local women, Hilton Hotels in Bali – which includes Hilton Bali Resort, Conrad Bali and Hilton Garden Inn Bali-Ngurah Rai Airport – visited 105 women of the Bali Mountain Women’s Coffee Cooperative in Mount Batukaru and Munduk Mountain Range. Held on March 8, this event brought fun activities such as aerobic workout, Doctor Pep Talk and Medical Check-Up to support the well-being of all female workers. www.baliresort.hilton.com

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ILLUSTRATION MAPS BY ADE PARTHA & RIO WEDAYANA

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INFOINDEX

AIRLINES

■ GERMANY

■ AIRP AIRPORT OPERATOR Tel: (0361) 751-011

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

■ CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS

■ HUNGARY

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

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

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

■ INDIA

■ ROYAL BRUNEI

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

Tel: (0361) 757-292

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

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

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

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

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

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

■ QATAR AIRWAYS Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel, South Kuta Beach Tel: (0361) 752-222; Fax: 753-788. Departure International Terminal, 2nd fl. – Room OP.II.8 East Wing Ngurah Rai International Airport Tel: (0361) 9360274; Fax : (0361) 9360275 ■ DEPARTURE Arrive at the airport two hours prior to departure. A Rp. 150,000 international departure tax is required. Domestic departure fee is Rp 75,000. No Fiscal tax-exempt to pay for Indonesian and expatriates holding KITAS for International departure. Ngurah Rai Intíl Airport, Tel: (0361) 751-011

CONSULATES ■ AUSTRALIA, CANADA, NEW ZEALAND Jl. Tantular No. 32, Renon - Denpasar 80234 Tel: (0361) 241-118, Fax: (0361) 221-195 E-mail: bali.congen@dfat.gov.au www.bali.indonesia.embassy.gov.au

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

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

■ CHILE 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

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

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

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

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

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

CLINIC&HOSPITAL

MUSEUMS ■ AGUNG RAI MUSEUM OF ART (ARMA) Ubud, Tel: (0361) 976-659, Fax: 974-229. Jl. Pengosekan, Ubud, open daily 8 am-6pm ■ ABIAN KAPAS 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.

■ INTERNATIONAL SOS CLINIC ■ 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

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

■ POLAND

■ BIMC Hospital Kuta

Jl. Raya Petitenget No. 11, Block I/C, Banjar Umasari, Kerobokan Tel: (0361) 732-165, Fax: (0361) 732-165 E-mail: consul@balipolandconsulate.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 for non-invasive and invasive cosmetic and aesthetic treatments. Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai 100X, Kuta 80361 Tel: (0361) 761-263, Fax: (0361) 767-701

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

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

■ SWEDEN & FINLAND Segara Village Hotel, Jl. Segara Ayu Tel: (0361) 282-211, Fax: 282-211 E-mail: sweconsul@yahoo.com ■ SWITZERLAND & AUSTRIA Jl. Ganetri 9 D, Gatot Subroto Timur, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 264-149, Fax: (0361) 243-747 E-mail: bali@honrep.ch

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

■ THAILAND Jl. Puputan Raya No. 81,

■ FRANCE

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

Jl. Umalas I No.80, Kerobokan, Kuta Tel: (0361) 473-0834, Fax: (0361) 847-5602 E-mail: consul@dps.centrin.net.id

Tel: (0361) 235-093, Fax: (0361) 235-092 E-mail: cgtl@dpsbali.com

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

Jl. Prof. Yamin No. 4, Renon, Denpsar

Tel: (0361) 975-136, 971-159, Jl. Raya Ubud, Ubud, www.mpl-ubud.com

■ MUSEUM RUDANA Tel: (0361) 975-779, 976-479, Peliatan, Ubud ■ MUSEUM SUBAK Tel: (0361) 810-315, Jl. Raya Kediri, Desa Sanggulan, Tabanan

TOURIST INFO. ■ INTEGRATED TOURISM INFORMATION CENTER (ITIC) A one-stop tourist information complex of ten provinces in Indonesia comprising Bali, Lampung, Jakarta, Banten, West Java, Central Java, East Java, Jogjakarta. Jl. Raya Kuta 2, Kuta, 80361; Tel: (0361) 766-188 ■ NGURAH RAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Tel: (0361) 751-011 ■ BADUNG GOVERNMENT TOURISM OFFICE Jl. Kuta Raya 2, Kuta Tel: (0361) 756-175/76

■ SILOAM HOSPITALS

■ BALI GOVERNMENT TOURISM OFFICE Jl. Supratman, Niti Mandala, Renon, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 222-387

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

■ SINGARAJA TOURIST INFORMATION OFFICE Jl. Veteran 23, Singaraja Tel: (0362) 251-41

■ RUMAH SAKIT UMUM PUSAT SANGLAH ■ TIMOR LESTE

■ MUSEUM PURI LUKISAN

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

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■ UBUD TOURIST INFORMATION SERVICE Jl. Raya Ubud, Gianyar Tel: (0361) 96-285, 973-285; 8 am - 9 pm


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