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GREEN SPIRIT ‘Om Swastiastu...’

From the serene mountains to the tranquil ocean, Bali is a true paradise for naturelovers. However, its beauty could fade if humans keep on forgetting to take care of the environment. Commemorating Earth Day that falls on April 22, we would like to dedicate this issue for our Mother Earth with a list of green activities that can take us closer to nature and preserve its charm.

COVER Photo Courtesy of Belmond Jimbaran Puri

We can start by supporting Saraswati Papers. From handcrafted recycled papers to stationary, wrapping papers and more, Saraswati Papers magically transforms paper wastes into charming products – flip through our ‘LITTLE LOVES’ to find out more about this brand. Our contributor Nadia Bintoro also reveals a batik workshop in Umajati Retreat that is not only cultural but also eco-friendly with the use of natural elements. Read in ‘LIFESTYLE & LEISURE’ to discover her experience. If you’re looking for a unique stay experience, Menjangan Dynasty Resort is the new hidden gem in West Bali. Comprising 24 Beach Camp Tents and four Cliff Tent Villas, this resort gives a new definition of glamorous camping which we reveal in our ‘REST & RELAXATION’. Last but not least, our contributor Edna Tarigan explored a mangrove forest in North Jakarta that she shares in ‘CAPITAL CORNER’. All in all, we hope these stories will remind us all to share some love towards our beloved Mother Earth. Happy flipping through our pages!

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is a Bali-based writer and photographer, coffee junkie, food addict and lover of the outdoors. He’ll write and shoot almost anything, from live concerts to water sports and everything in between.

took a master’s degree in International Multimedia Journalism at the University of Newcastle, and now has turned her passion for writing and traveling into a series of travel pieces published in a number of media.

is an avid traveler and a keen golfer with a passion for photography. Browse his growing collection of photographs at baliphotoblog.smugmug.com.

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

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FROM ASH TO ASH

PHOTOS & FUN FACTS

CRAFT&CULTURE

SIGHTS&SOUNDS

Witness the cremation ceremony of an Ubud royal family member

Snapshots and quotes picked up throughout February and March

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FOR THE LOVE OF NATURE

MENJANGAN GETAWAY

LIFESTYLE&LEISURE

Join a batik workshop at Umajati Retreat

REST&RELAXATION

Reveal a new hidden gem in West Bali

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DINE&DELIGHTS UBUD’S NEW HUB

Habitat, the newest restaurant in Ubud

INVITE&INDULGE PURE BLISS

Take a relaxing massage at Jiwa Spa

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

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

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FROM THE MOUNTAIN TO THE SEA How the mountains and the sea connect with each other

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LITTLELOVES

THE PAPER CHARM Behind the scenes of Saraswati Papers 10

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

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Snapshots of events and happenings within the preceding month

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

70 INFOINDEX Useful directory of companies and island-based businesses

FIRST COLUMN PHOTO BY AGUNG PARAMESWARA, SECOND COLUMN PHOTO BY GINO ANDRIAS, THIRD COLUMN PHOTO COURTESY OF SAMABE BALI SUITES & VILLAS

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ACTION&ATTRACTION ACT CHASING WATERFALLS

Phil Green reveals the waterfalls of Bali

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GREEN ESCAPE

Strolling around a mangrove forest in North Jakarta

BEYONDBALI

THE COFFEE HUNTER

Going coffee-hunting in Bandung

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Delicious dishes, refreshing drinks and the view of the tranquil ocean – Nelayan Restaurant at Belmond Jimbaran Puri is the place to be for a remarkable dining experience. Now you have all the more reason to dine here as the restaurant launches the Chef’s Degustation Experience that is very much inspired by French, Mediterranean and Asian flavors. Available at Rp. 919,600/person (drinks are not included), this degustation experience created by Executive Chef Adi Wijaya indulges guests with a coconut and turmeric-crusted tuna salad and a lobster bisque with lobster mousse tortellini for appetizer. For the main course, the chef presents the “Land and Sea” where an Australian Black Angus beef tenderloin is served with fresh tiger prawns. But the highlight of the dining experience is the young coconut panna cotta that comes with raspberry ginger sorbet and passion fruit pulp for a balanced flavor. Belmond Jimbaran Puri Jalan Uluwatu, Yoga Perkanthi Lane, Jimbaran (0361) 701-605, www.belmond.com/jimbaran-puri-bali

DINE BY THE SEA Pamper your loved one with a romantic dinner by the beach at Samabe Bali Suites & Villas. The resort’s “The Power of Love Dinner” serves five course gastronomic dishes like prawn, lobster, mixed kebab chicken shish and Black Angus tenderloin beef, all are freshly cooked at the beach. A portion of Thai’s sticky rice pudding with mango will end the night in a sweet way. The dinner is even more special as the resort’s staff will set the mood with candle light and accentuated torches on the path leading up to the round table which is decorated with rose petals. “The Power of Love Dinner” is available at Rp.2,750,000++/couple and Rp.812,000++ for additional guest. It is best to indulge this special dinner between 6 p.m. to 10.30. p.m. Samabe Bali Suites & Villas Jalan Pura Barong Barong Sawangan, Nusa Dua (0361) 846-8633, www.samabe.com

MORNING DEW A new natural beauty product is now available to refresh your skin. “Embun” means morning dew, and Embun Natural lives up to its name by producing homemade skincare using natural ingredients like Bali’s Virgin Coconut Oil sourced from across the archipelago. The Bali-based brand offers selections of beauty products, such as hair oil, natural eyelashes and suntan oil. Embun Natural is also palm oil free as well as Paraben and SLS free, meaning the product is not only environment friendly but also safe for babies, toddlers and pregnant women. Embun Natural is available for purchase online in Qlapa.com, Blibli. com, Shopee and a number of selected stores in Bali. Click the following website for more details. www.embunnatural.com

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FLAVORS OF THE ISLAND

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A JUNGLE STORY Hand in hand with Bali Zoo, The Ritz-Carlton, Bali has prepared a fun surprise for your children this Easter. Ritz Kids, the resort’s kids club, is setting up a mini petting zoo where children can meet domesticated animals like rabbits, goats and guinea pigs. A number of wild species will also be brought to the resort, like Bayan birds and deer. A zookeeper is in attendance to accompany your children and explain all about the living things on earth in a fun way. This mini petting zoo is open from April 14 until 16 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Ritz-Carlton, Bali Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan Lot III, Sawangan, Nusa Dua (0361) 849-8988, www.ritzcarlton.com/bali

HAPPY EASTER! A special Easter Sunday Brunch awaits you at Soleil, The Café and Table8 at Mulia Bali. Selections of mouthwatering dishes are offered, like braised lamb shanks and slow roasted Balinese ham at Soleil, honey glazed ham with roasted baby potatoes at The Café and some Cantonese and Szechuan cuisine at Table8. More Easter specials are available at the resort as Mulia Deli presents Caramel and Milk Chocolate Tartlet and Golden Apple Pie – Mulia Deli also creates hand-crafted chocolate eggs and bunnies for your little ones. The Easter celebration at Mulia Bali starts from April 14 with a Good Friday lunch buffet at The Café and Table8. Aside from offering delicious dishes, Mulia Bali also presents an exciting Easter-themed children activities such as egg decorating, egg hunting and Easter limbo dance. The Mulia, Mulia Resorts & Villas – Nusa Dua, Bali Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Kawasan Sawangan, Nusa Dua (0361) 301-7777, www.themulia.com

CULTURAL NIGHT If you’re looking for an extraordinary dinner experience in the Canggu area, then just head to Hotel Tugu Bali. Every Thursday from 7.30 p.m., the resort presents “Cultural Evening with Tugu” that indulges guests with selections of delicious dishes. But it is the Balinese special performance that makes this dinner one of a kind. Located at the resort’s Bale Agung, “Cultural Evening with Tugu” presents a live dancing performance highlighting forgotten stories from the past, the country’s disappearing cultures, and traditional music and costumes. Set with an authentic Balinese decoration, this is a romantic cultural dining experience not to be missed. Hotel Tugu Bali Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu (0361) 4731-702, www.tuguhotels.com

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NEW&NEWS

SPRING IS HERE John Hardy launches a series of its stunning spring collection that will add sparks to your look. The handcrafted new collection includes Bamboo which symbolizes the natural duality of surrender and strength, Modern Chain that combines a traditional technique of chain-weaving with diamonds, silver and gold, and Classic Chain with a timeless design that symbolizes community and connectivity. Meanwhile, Dot presents infinite potential and boundless love with the use of wood, metals and eternal stones, and Legend symbolizes strength and beauty. John Hardy has a new collection for men as well for an elegant yet masculine look. John Hardy Jalan Raya Mambal, Br. Baturning No. 1, Mambal, Abiansemal (0361) 469-888 www.johnhardy.com

Following up its success in Surabaya and Jakarta, Dough Darlings is ready to welcome you in Seminyak. From the sweet doughnuts like the Salted Caramel & Milky Almond to the savory ones like the Beef Burger, Dough Darlings serves them all fresh from the kitchen. The highlight actually lies in the delicate buns made of brioche-type dough. After having some doughnuts, don’t forget to check out its sister outlet named Soré Soré Artisan Ice Cream which is right next door. A number of flavorful ice creams will please your palate, including the Indonesian-inspired ones like Jagung Manis (sweet corn) and Ting Ting (a sweet treat from Medan in North Sumatra made of peanut). Dough Darlings Jalan Petitenget No. 22, Seminyak www.doughdarlings.com

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SWEET DARLINGS


LIVING ART RESORT Puri Management International proudly announces that they are now in charge of the sales and marketing division for The Mansion Resort Hotel & Spa. Formerly known as Puri Semara Mas, The Mansion is a living art resort with manicured tropical gardens adorned with Balinese water features, lotus ponds and an infinity pool with the view of the lush greenery. The architecture of the resort is unique as well with the use of natural materials like bamboos, wood, clay, thatched roofs and mossy stones. The Mansion is also adding more meeting rooms aside from its Mt. Agung and Pandawa Palace Ballroom. The resort now has 150 rooms with a Balinese concept, and is a perfect place to stay for solo travelers, couples, families and friends. The Mansion Resort Hotel & Spa Jalan Penestanan, Sayan, Ubud (0361) 972-616 www.themansionbali.com

STYLISH LOOK Good news comes from Paulina Katarina as the brand now opens its first ever boutique on the island. Located on the opposite of Motel Mexicola in Seminyak, the boutique not only offers the brand’s ready-to-wear collection but also Paulina Katarina Wanderlust, their premium resort wear. Dresses, jumpsuits, tops, shorts and more – Paulina Katarina presents designs that are eclectic and chic yet feminine and sophisticated with unique cutting that suits the island’s tropical weather perfectly. So, are you looking for some new dresses to wander around the island? Just head to Paulina Katarina’s new boutique and find what you need. Paulina Katarina Jalan Kayu Jati, Seminyak www.paulinakatarina.com

SEMINYAK’S NEW GEM Located in the heart of Seminyak, Hu’u Villas offers spacious villas for families and friends. Ten exclusive private villas are available, ranging from one-bedroom loft to dual-level two-bedroom villas and a penthouse. Hu’u Villas combines Balinese elements with modern amenities, and the interior is decorated with chic and simple style by a Singaporebased talent. The villas have complete facilities, such as a kitchenette, an iPod dock, a double sun lounge and more. Guests staying here also have the privilege to access the Canggu Club. And of course, Seminyak’s hip cafes and restaurants like Sea Vu Play is just a stone’s throw away. Hu’u Villas Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak (0361) 8499-130 www.huuvillasbali.com

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FROM ASH TO ASH

WITNESSING THE CREMATION CEREMONY OF ONE OF UBUD’S ROYAL FAMILY MEMBERS…

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t was 9.30 a.m. when I

was the wife of the late Tjokorda

historical as it was the first time ever

arrived at Puri Kantor Ubud

Ngurah Wim Sukawati, one of

the Balinese people in Ubud hosted

in downtown Ubud, near the

the respected Ubud royal family

a cremation ritual for a foreigner.

traditional market. The road

members who had served Indonesia

And I was lucky to be among the

leading there was already closed

as a diplomat in several countries.

locals and tourists in Ubud to witness

and the people in the area were

The late Ibu Nelly was known to be

this grand ceremony…

busy preparing one of the most

devoted to her husband. She was

important ceremonies; a cremation

Dutch-born yet she had become a

BACK TO EARTH

ritual for a royal family member. At

true Balinese ever since she was

At 10 a.m., a number of invitees

the intersection, an effigy depicting

married to Mr. Wim. “She used

filled up the empty chairs in Puri

a black buffalo adorned with golden

to travel with her husband, but

Ubud. Before the cremation began,

necklaces was standing. Behind it

whenever she was here, she never

a ceremony was held. Offerings

was a tall huge bade, a container

missed our temple ceremonies,” said

were displayed, and a priest

decorated with Balinese ornaments

Tjok Oka Sukawati (Oka), a relative

conducted a prayer. But according

to bring the dead body to the

of the late Mr. Wim’s. “She was

to Oka, the whole ritual of Karya

cemetery.

really nice. As a foreigner, she gave

Pelebon for the late Ibu Nelly

inspirations and motivation that are

actually started two days before.

That day, Puri Ubud was hosting Karya Pelebon (a cremation ritual) for the late Ibu Nelly Sukawati. She

positive for our lives in Ubud.” The Karya Pelebon was quite

“We had ceremonies yesterday and the day before, but this is the most important one,” he said. “Today, we started at five in the morning with Nyikut Karang to cleanse the place where the cremation will take place. Later, we will bring her body to the cemetery after 12 o’clock. The people in Ubud believe that the best time to bring the deceased to the cemetery for a cremation is after 12 o’clock.” While waiting for afternoon to come, the Ubud royal family invited guests to have lunch after the prayers were done. There was also a traditional dance performance at the gate which passersby were welcome to watch. Amidst the crowd, Oka continued explaining the meaning of the event. “Today is the peak of the ceremony.

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The Ubud community was ready to march the 12-meter bade and the buffalo effigy to the cemetery.

We call it the Perabuan ceremony,”

the Puri Ubud. Not long after, a

identity in the spiritual world,” Oka

he said. “The philosophy is actually

number of Balinese men and women

explained.

to help the deceased return to panca

marched out of the palace. One of

The sound of the gamelan took

maha bhuta or our original form.”

them was holding the picture of the

me back to the front yard. By that

Panca maha bhuta is the Balinese

late Ibu Nelly while the others were

time, the coffin was already out of

term for the five natural elements in a

bringing offerings on their heads

the gate, so I rushed outside only

human’s body: water, fire, earth, air

and musical instruments in their

to find that the street was already

and space.

hands. They went out of the gate,

packed with people. I made my

passing all the invitees and tourists

way to keep up with the troupe. I

us back to our original form,” Oka

who filled the front yard to witness

was standing right beside the bade

continued. “Fire will bring us back

this procession from up close. A

when they took the coffin up to the

to the fire element in us. Our bones

white coffin decorated with golden

12-meter high bade. From the street

and ash will fall to earth which

ornaments was then marched out of

side, I could see them putting the

symbolizes our return to earth. The

Puri Ubud.

coffin inside the bade high up in

“A cremation ceremony brings

air and space elements in us will

Looking at the beautiful coffin,

the sky.

return to their original form as well.”

I remembered Oka’s statement a

After the cremation is done, the

couple of hours earlier. “We use

were ready to bring the bade

Nganyut ceremony is followed to

a white cloth called kain kajang

and the black buffalo effigy to

scatter some of the ashes into the

to cover the body,” he stated. The

the cemetery. Mind you, these

ocean. “And that symbolizes that

Balinese believe that kain kajang is

constructions were transported by

the water element in us goes back to

one of the attributes that will deliver

the Balinese men in Ubud area by

water,” Oka stated.

the deceased to the adman (the

walking. Together, they lifted the

spiritual world). They also believe

bade and the effigy up and marched

JOURNEY TO NIRVANA

that each person has their own

them down the street. The buffalo

It was past 12 p.m. when the

identity. “We decorate the cloth

effigy went first, followed by the

gamelan resounded from within

with literature symbols to mark our

bade and the musical instruments.

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Around a half hour later, they


The bade arrived at the cemetery. A number of men took the coffin down from the bade (below left) and put it inside the black buffalo effigy. Fire was set under the effigy (below right).

couldn’t help but admire their unity

from the bade and put it in the

all six banjar (villages) in Ubud to

as a community to work together

black buffalo effigy. “The black

participate,” Oka explained earlier.

for this ceremony. “And for those

buffalo symbolizes a medium that

There were at least 1,800 villagers

who don’t have the opportunity to

will take the spirit of the deceased

involved that day, but only about

bring the bade, their attendance

to Nirvana,” Oka’s voice resounded

150 people were needed to lift up

is appreciated enough,” Oka

in my head. A couple of hours

each of the bade and the effigy.

continued.

later, they set fire under the effigy

So, the villagers divided themselves into three groups to take turn. I

Once the troupe arrived at the

which marked the beginning of

cemetery, they took the coffin down

the cremation ceremony. Within minutes, the fire was getting bigger, eating up the whole black buffalo and the coffin inside. Watching from afar, I could see what Oka meant about returning the deceased into her original form. Fire turned the body into ash. Some ashes fell on to earth and some others were blown by the wind. And some will be scattered in the ocean during the Nganyut procession in Matahari Terbit Beach in Sanur. I couldn’t help but believe that the late Ibu Nelly must have been smiling from up above as her beloved ones attended her cremation ritual and the whole Ubud community took part in it. n By Risty Nurraisa

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LIFESTYLE&LEISURE

FOR THE LOVE OF NATURE

in lush greeneries at the end of the road, a villa complex was standing. A sign written, “Umajati Retreat”.

SECLUDED RETREAT Umajati is a true definition of a secluded retreat with two refurbished joglo (traditional Javanese houses)

OUR CONTRIBUTOR NADIA BINTORO VISITS UMAJATI RETREAT AND JOINS ONE OF ITS CULTURAL GREEN ACTIVITIES...

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or conscious travelers, a

serene as the place. From the Ubud

that were transported from

city center, I went further uphill onto

Lamongan in East Java. The joglo

the direction of Kintamani. Following

houses are named after the villages

the trails, I found myself in the village

they come from; Wates Bangbau

of Petulu, which is famous as the

and Bugoharjo. These hundred-

natural habitat of the holy herons.

year-old joglos were re-assembled

However, as I reached the village,

in Bali while retaining their original

there were no signs of any luxury

Javanese house structure. The

villas nearby yet.

layout is open and airy with a vast

One of the resort’s staff picked

lounge that opens up to the outdoor

perfect place to stay is

me up, and we started meandering

seating area. Each house has its

more than just a resort

through the small alley following

own private garden with a bamboo

with lavish amenities and

the directional sign. The road soon

waterspout, a lotus pond and a

luxurious facilities. There

opened up to a stunning authentic

relaxation pavilion that is perfect for

are principal questions in their minds

Balinese village that felt like it was

an afternoon reading.

to tick; is the design sustainable? Do

just being transported from the

they empower the local community?

‘70s. Coconut trees lined the street,

sustainability principles. Almost 99

Are they employing measures to

leading up to a patch of rice fields

percent of the structural joglo are

limit their impact to the environment?

that were fencing the both sides

made of recycled timbers, while the

All these questions brought me

of the road. A couple of Balinese

construction materials are mostly

to Umajati Retreat in the northeast of

farmers was plowing amidst the

locally sourced. To limit excessive

Ubud.

golden rays of afternoon sunlight.

water and energy consumption,

I soaked in this serene view as I

the retreat runs its own wetland

reached up my destination. Enclaved

filtration gardens that purify used

Located in the quaint village of Petulu, the journey to Umajati was as

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Umajati holds on tight to their


One of the two refurbished joglo houses that was transported from East Java.

water. Its signature terra cotta roofs

– that William also founded in

was welcomed by Bli Komang, the

and wrap around verandas also

1997 – has worked directly with

natural dye instructor. Before we

have their own significant functions.

over 1,000 women on 11 islands

got our hands dirty in the batik-

The vernacular architecture was

across Indonesia. Along with its non-

making class, Bli Komang shared

designed to allow passive solar

profit sister organization the Bebali

some insights about the botany, the

cooling for an air conditioning void.

Foundation, Threads of Life aims to

dye process and the traditions of

overcome poverty by empowering

Indonesian textiles.

The sustainable architecture was already amazing, but it was the

traditional weavers to gain financial

inside décor that really hooked me.

security while conserving their

weaving arts are still very much

The main lounge was decorated in

traditional dying skills.

intact and culturally reserved as a

a traditional setting that’s stunning

Umajati Retreat also supports

Across Indonesia, textile and

woman’s work. In some villages,

yet laid back. Welcoming the guests

the Bebali Foundation’s botanical

weavers use natural dyes derived

were two 4.5-meters of traditional

garden and the natural dye studio

from plants to color the garment.

weavings from Savu Island and

in its retreat’s complex. Guests are

The workshop at Umajati Retreat

Sulawesi. On the sofa were

welcomed to join the half-day batik

starts with an explanation of the

handspun heirloom cotton pillows

workshop that features hands-

Bebali Foundation’s work with these

from Tuban Java. I noticed that they

on batik work on a small textile.

local communities, followed by a

were all created with indigo dye in

My curiosity was tickled. It was

walk through the Bebali’s botanical

various hues.

soon settled that I would take this

garden. Throughout its work, the

workshop to learn about the natural

Bebali Foundation has documented

William Ingram, stated that all

dyeing process on the following

over 300 dye plant species across

these textiles are naturally produced

day.

the archipelago. Some of them can

The founder of Umajati Retreat,

and colored using dye by the local

be found in the Bebali Foundation’s

weavers and administered through

POWERING THROUGH

botanical dye garden and natural

the Threads of Life, a fair trade

The next morning, I stepped into

dye studio that takes up to 15

business that works with culture and

the Bebali Foundation’s studio

percent of the Umajati property.

conservation. This organization

within the retreat’s complex and

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For a nature-lover like me,


wandering through the botanical garden in Umajati is an experience to treasure. There are flocks of plants for fibers and another group of plants for the dyes. Bli Komang explained in details the over-ahundred plants that are used by the traditional weavers across Indonesia to make natural dyes for cotton, silk and other fibers.

The hardest part of hand-written batik is embossing our sketch with a boiling wax.

For indigo, for example, Bli Komang explained how the color is made from the combination of vegetable dyes of the shrubs named Indigofera tinctoria, suffruticosa, and

we can apply the indigo dye onto

morinda red, from the trees in the

our pattern.

genus Morinda. With patience and

To dye the fabric, the process

skills, dye masters carefully combine

is not easy. Aside from making the

each ingredient to create bright,

right mixture of coloring, a dye

muted or energetic colors.

master needs to mix and dip the fabric into the dye several time to get

We put this information into action to make our own batik.

the best result. As we went through

There are two ways of making

every process, I could see that the

batik; handwritten or stamped. I

whole process is very labor intensive

was about to go the easy route with

and requires heavy diligence. It’s no wonder naturally-dyed fabrics cost more than factory-made.

batik. But the hard part came after

to understand the complexity. As the

sketching as we needed to emboss

name implies, we needed to draw

our sketch with a boiling wax made

definitely not only relaxing but

our own pattern for the hand-written

naturally from beeswax. Afterwards,

also intellectually and culturally

A visit to Umajati Retreat is

rewarding as well. If you want to learn further about the natural dye process, a two-day visit won’t be enough. I have to say that this is the kind of experience that conscious travelers would approve and give their badge of approval for. n By Nadia Bintoro Umajati Retreat I Komang Sujata, the Field Staff and Natural Dyer, was explaining about the process of natural dying.

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the stamped batik but Bli Komang insisted that we learn both methods


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DINE&DELIGHTS

for your entertainment while sipping some drinks. On my visit to the restaurant, it didn’t take me long to see that this place will soon become the talk of the town…

STARS OF THE HOUSE Just like the interior design that mixes modern style with natural touches, the selections of food at Habitat also represent both worlds. Habitat offers healthy choices for healthy minds, like gluten-free Bhumi Green Papaya Salad, Banh Mi Tofu and Eggplant, vegan smoothies named Ubud Bowl, and more. However, the café also has selections of meaty dishes for the omnivores. Since I am not really a health-conscious eater, I couldn’t help but drooling looking at the selections of the Pan-Asian meaty dishes at Habitat.

UBUD’S NEW HUB

RELISH DELICIOUS PAN-ASIAN STAPLE DISHES IN THE MIDST OF DOWNTOWN UBUD…

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My first choice was the star of the menu, the Banh Mi Black Pepper Chicken. Served with Vietnamese baguette, this dish is rich with Asian flavor. The chicken is grilled and cooked with black pepper, while the baguette is savory with a spread of liver paté. The portion is pretty generous already, yet this Banh Mi dish is even more fulfilling with lettuce, pickles and a choice of

ituated just a stone’s

making the restaurant even more

throw away from

comfortable.

Monkey Forest, Habitat

Habitat provides an indoor and

French fries aioli or salad with aioli. My next favorite is also one of the best-selling in the house; the

is the new place to

outdoor area – on a beautiful sunny

Habitat’s Quarter Pounder Burger.

be in town. The café

day, the outdoor area at the front

The burger is served with a perfectly

presents a combination of modern

of the café is a better choice as

cooked lush premium beef patty that

and natural design with bamboo

you can relish food while watching

made me want more. The burger

structures for the ceiling and floor-to-

people walking by. Some harmless

bun is sourced from Monsieur

top glass windows that give way to

monkeys are also often seen jumping

Spoon, one of the leading pastry

natural light. Wooden furniture by

from one tree to another across the

brands in Bali. And with cheese,

Hatiku Indonesia also fills the space,

road at around 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.,

tangy mayonnaise, caramelized

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Habitat mixes modern and natural design with bamboo structures and wooden furniture.


The Habitat’s Quarter Pounder Burger.

The Nano Nano Chicken with green salad, potato cakes and teriyaki sauce.

onion, romaine lettuce and house

Spoon. But my choice fell on RED

Bali Highland Organic is also one

pickles, the burger is truly flavorful.

+ from the healthy smoothies list.

of the partners who supplies free-

RED + is like a bowl of healthy

range pork. The staff at the café are

Habitat also has choices of breakfast

goodness consisting of strawberries,

all locals as the restaurant aims to

like Pac-Man Waffle and Crumbed

Greek yoghurt, milk and honey. It is

support sustainable business. “We

Egg Benedict and light bites like

refreshing and delicious, perfect for

want to empower the locals,” one of

Quesadilla. The café is also open

a hot day in Ubud.

the owners Herlia Adisasmita stated.

for dinner with a range of dishes –

“Another example is where we

my favorite from the dinner menu

LOCAL HUB

source our wild honey. It is made of

is Nano Nano Chicken, a chicken

Habitat is more than just a café. The

pure honey, produced by a Balinese

fillet dish stuffed with delicate stew

restaurant is also a hub that connects

who sells his products in this area.”

toasted bread. This dish is delicious

and supports local suppliers

with Asian flavor as it is infused

and communities by using local

comfortable space, and a noble aim

with bay leaves and the chicken

ingredients in the kitchen. The fruits

to support the local communities,

is marinated for 24 hours before

and vegetables, for instance, are

without a doubt Habitat will soon

being chargrilled. The Nano Nano

sourced from the farmers in Bedugul,

become the “habitat” in Ubud, a

Chicken is served with potato cakes

while their coffee is from Cening

place where residents and tourists

and green salad, and is topped with

Coffee, a local roaster that produces

call home. n

teriyaki sauce that gives a sweet and

their homemade quality coffee.

By Risty Nurraisa

sour sensation.

Offering delicious flavor and

For healthy beverages, Habitat also collaborates with Happy

Habitat

selections of sweet delights, from

Kombucha and a home business in

Jalan Monkey Forest 88x, Ubud

Crepe Tropical with Balinese wild

Denpasar that creates Indonesian

(0361) 971-633

honey to Chocolatine by Monsieur

traditional drinks named jamu.

www.habitatubud.com

For dessert, Habitat offers

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Aside from the main courses,


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INVITE&INDULGE

PURE BLISS TAKE A RELAXING MASSAGE TREATMENT AT JIWA SPA… 30

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A

midst the quiet Nusa

technique, truly relaxing from head

Dua, Jiwa Spa stands

to toe. It’s great to overcome high-

at the end of an alley

blood pressure and smoothen blood

adorned with beautiful

flow.” Listening to his explanation

ponds at Conrad

about the Ocean Flow, I was

Bali hotel. Walking into the spa, a soothing aroma was filling up

intrigued. For most of the treatments, Jiwa

the space, taking me straight to a

Spa uses local massage oil as

relaxed peace of mind. In one of the

suggested by the Tourism Ministry

corners, a wooden shelf displaying

to support local products. “We

a number of spa products was

have lavender oil to reduce stress,

standing. I took a seat in one of the

while the peppermint oil is perfect

chairs when Spa Manager Ketut

to refresh energy. We also have a

Sandiyadnya (Sandi) welcomed me.

tropical fruits oil,” Sandi explained.

“Jiwa Spa is all about relaxation.

Of all the oil they have, I was in

We aim to help people release

love with the lavender as the aroma

stress and smoothen their blood

was really calming. I didn’t think

flow,” Sandi explained. A list of

twice about choosing this oil to

treatments are available, from their

accompany my treatment that day.

signature treatments like Ocean Flow and Volcanic Awakening to facials,

GO WITH THE FLOW

body wrap and couple treatments

A therapist then approached me

like Rama Shinta and Jegeg Bagus.

and took me to the treatment area

Sandi suggested I take the Ocean

through a door next to the reception

Flow treatment. “The Ocean Flow

desk. Designed with wooden walls

couple rooms, and they are now

focuses on three points; flow,

and warm lighting, the treatment

redecorating their villa spas.

rhythm, and connection supported

area was so peaceful yet feels

by great atmosphere for relaxation.

homey at the same time. Jiwa Spa

as she led me to a treatment room.

This treatment uses a long-stroke

has a number of single rooms and

A single bed was standing in the

“Here we are,” said my therapist

middle of the room. A shower with a glass door was in one of the corners. And with warm lighting and soothing music, I started my pampering journey with a footbath then lying A couple of seconds later, I could hear a sound of a bell, “Ting!” – my therapist marked the beginning of my Ocean Flow treatment. The 90-minute treatment was a true bliss. The aroma of lavender oil put me to a peaceful state of mind, and the combination of the essential oil blend with smooth strokes and

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down on the bed with my face down.


on-point acupressure was soothing my sore muscles in an instant. The best part of this treatment was when my therapist took long flowing movements like the ocean waves on my back. It was so amazing, I felt like not only my sore muscles were eased, but also all of the burden on my shoulders were drifting away. The treatment was followed by a massage on my front and a dry massage on my face and head. I felt so calm when another sound of a bell resounded in the treatment

Bali wasn’t done yet. Jiwa Spa has

granted, right? n

room, marking the end of my

a complete facility for spa guests,

By Risty Nurraisa

journey. As I opened my eyes, I felt

from a private swimming pool to

refreshed and anew. This treatment

a separate “his” and “hers” room,

Conrad Bali

was all I needed after a long week

each one has lockers, a cold plunge

Jalan Pratama 168, Tanjung Benoa

of work.

pool and a Jacuzzi. I mean, you

(0361) 778-788

don’t want to take these facilities for

www.conradbali.com

But my pampering day at Conrad

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Miso Pacific oyster, poached sea bass and dark chocolate parfait – these are the three out of six dishes served at the first wine-pairing dinner of 2017 at Arwana Restaurant at The Laguna Resort & Spa Nusa Dua, Bali. Each dish was beautifully paired with fine wine from Talamonti.

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SIGHTS&SOUNDS

Our cork board of photos, quotes and fun facts that we picked up while exploring in February and March...


The beautiful lotus pond at Grand Hyatt Bali pleased our eyes as we unwind at the Garden Club Lounge.

The magnificent view of Lake Buya n and Lake Tamb Situated side by lingan. side, the two are known as the twin of Bali. You can lakes capture this view fro m the hill near the entrance gate to the Munduk area.

A sunset session followed by a three-course dinner courtesy of Chef Diego Campos. The “Exclusive Michelin-Star Chef Dinner” at Ju-Ma-Na at Banyan Tree Ungasan was truly an to treasure. BALI&BEYOND APRIL 2017experience 35


REST&RELAXATION

MENJANGAN GETAWAY REVEAL THE NEW HIDDEN GEM IN WEST BALI…

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t was 10 a.m. when my group

about to reveal a new hidden gem

Helping us with our baggage, they

left Bali Dynasty Resort in Kuta

on the island. Nestled by the sea in

led us to the alfresco lobby to assist

for Menjangan in West Bali

Menjangan, Menjangan Dynasty

us with our check in. While waiting

using the resort’s shuttle service.

Resort is truly a one-of-a-kind place

for the check-in process, I couldn’t

The journey took three hours

to stay that will bring us closer to

stop admiring the scenery from the

nature.

bamboo-constructed lobby – the

but it was all well worth it as the view of Bali’s beautiful landscape

“Welcome to Menjangan Dynasty

lobby boasts the resort’s infinity

pleased our eyes. And when we got

Resort,” a number of staff greeted

pool, the tranquil bay and the lush

to our destination, we knew we were

us as we stepped out of the car.

greenery on the other side of the

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Menjangan Dynasty Resort boasts a magnificent view of the tranquil bay and the lush greenery on the other side of the bay.

bay. It was like a layer after layer of

other side. Menjangan Dynasty

electric key card – which proves

beauty.

Resort is unlike any other resort on

that the eco-tents are thoughtfully-

the island. The property presents

designed with top-notch security. As

Once the staff confirmed that my

24 glamorous Beach Camp Tents

I entered the tent, the interior made

room was ready, I hopped on one of

and four Cliff Tent Villas. I stayed at

my jaw drop. If you’re one of the

the electric carts, not knowing I was

one of the Beach Camp Tents, and

Harry Potter fans like I am, your

about to reveal another surprise…

believe me, it was an experience to

mind must wander straight to the

cherish for life.

wizard camps in the series.

But that is only the beginning.

GLAMOROUS CAMP

The electric cart dropped me

The Beach Tent is more spacious

Strolling through the pebbled path

off right outside my beach tent.

than it looks on the outside. A

on the electric cart, I could see the

Another staff was already waiting

queen-size bed sits in the middle

roofs of the beach tents lined up

at the terrace, ready to explain all

of the tent, surrounded by furniture

nicely on one side, while the view

the features in the tent to me. She

made of natural materials, like the

of the bay pleased my eyes on the

opened the glass door with an

merbau hardwood floor, a rattan-

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panelled wardrobe and safari-style boxes for the fridge and kitchen utensils. The tent is also equipped with an air-conditioner and a TV, but my most favorite feature is the bathroom that lies behind the bed. A rattan separator is standing to cover the toilet on the left side, while a wash basin with a round mirror on the wall takes the middle space. Next to it was a monsoon shower covered with a curtain. The shower is surrounded by black rubber on the floor to keep the floor on the other side of the curtain dry – another proof that the tent is well-designed to meet our needs. Menjangan Dynasty Resort also highlightes sustainable and eco tourism. In each tent, for instance, two water bottles are provided for guests to refill from the water stations that stand in several spots throughout the resort area. The Beach Tent also has an open-air deck, a perfect spot to unwind during the afternoon. Another highlight is the windows that are made of anti-musquito net which can be covered with curtains when night time falls – and I was glad that sleep in the tent.

FIVE-STAR FACILITIES Aside from the Beach Camp Tent, Menjangan Dynasty Resort also has one- and two- bedroom Cliff Tent Villas, each is available in two units. These Cliff Tent Villas literally take camping to whole new level with a private infinity pool overlooking the tranquil ocean. The two-bedroom Chill Tent Villa – which is remarkable for families – looks even more stylish

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no bugs bugged my good night’s


The exterior of the Beach Camp Tent. Sneak a peek of the Beach Camp Tent (below). Left page from the top: The infinity pool overlooks the ocean; Breakfast in the swimming pool; Relish some drinks at Pasir Putih Beach Club; Inside the two-bedroom Cliff Tent Villa.

with a wooden chandelier and a comfortable sofa, and is equipped with a bathtub. From the Cliff Tent Villas, guests can also see a glimpse of Menjangan Island across the sea. Menjangan Dynasty Resort is quite secluded but it doesn’t mean that there’s nothing you can do here. Collaborating with Bali Hai Diving Adventures, the resort provides Pasir Putih Dive & Watersports Centre that can take guests to scuba diving and snorkeling. Other water sports are also available, like kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddle

you with a list of spa treatments.

Dynasty Resort is more than just an

boarding. But if you’re not into water

Lounging by the infinity pool with

eco-friendly resort. It is a place to

sports, don’t worry because the

the view of the bay will also take

hide from the world for a while while

resort also offers trekking, cycling,

your troubles away. The beachfront

reconnecting yourself with nature. n

birdwatching, yoga exercises,

Pasir Putih Beach Club is also a

By Risty Nurraisa

excursions to nearby tourist

wonderful spot to unwind with their

destinations and more.

delicious meals and drinks. With

Menjangan Dynasty Resort

If you long to just relax at the

the view of the tranquil ocean and

Pejarakan, Gerokgak, Buleleng

resort, the bamboo-constructed Pasir

lush greenery, a quiet surrounding

(0361) 753-300

Putih Spa by Ambiente will pamper

and five-star facilities, Menjangan

www.menjangandynasty.com

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FOTOFOLIO

FROM THE MOUNTAIN TO THE SEA Nyegara Gunung is the Balinese term for the ocean and the mountain, the two parts of the world that are different yet support each other completely. In Bali, everything is believed to coexist with a synergy or balance. The Balinese people believe in “Rwa Bhinneda” which means difference creates a perfect harmony. Like good and evil, night and day, sekala and niskala (the real world and the spiritual world), and buana agung and buana alit (macrocosm and microcosm), the ocean and the mountain balance each other with all their differences. Commemorating Earth Day that falls on April 22, this photo series reveals the mightiness of the mountains and the calmness of the ocean to remind us all that whatever is done badly on the mountain will affect those in the ocean. For instance, trash thrown carelessly on the mountain will eventually end up in the sea.  Think about it... and be enlightened. Regards, Gino www.ginoandrias.com Instagram: @ginoandrias

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Mount Batur stands graciously 1,777 meters above the sea level with Lake Batur on her foot.


The dense mangrove forest.

The colorful reef of one of Bali’s satellite islands.

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Another day goes by for the seaweed farmer.


Jungut Batu Bay in Nusa Lembongan.

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LITTLELOVES

the education and the country’s development, the question remains; what can be done to limit the negative impact of these excessive paper wastes? A company in Bali addressed this question in a fun and creative way while empowering the local Balinese women. Aptly named after the Hindu goddess of the arts, beauty, knowledge, science and poetry, Saraswati Papers is a company that produces handcrafted recycled paper made from the overflowing paper wastes in Bali. What started as a personal endeavor by one lady has now turned into a boutique business that is proud to employ only women, to train and teach them traditional skills, to empower them for a better life.

THE PAPER CHARM

OUR CONTRIBUTOR NADIA BINTORO VISITS SARASWATI PAPERS THAT TURNS PAPER WASTE INTO BEAUTIFUL PRODUCTS…

E

verybody seems to be

has reached 32.6 kg of paper

striving to overcome the

per person yearly. Meanwhile,

overflowing plastic waste

the Rainforest Information Center

that has been engulfing

reported that it takes 10 to 17 of

Bali beaches. Series of

trees to produce one ton of paper.

regular beach-clean ups have been

So we can only imagine how quickly

done to get rid of this environmental

the destruction of forest is happening

threat from the once idyllic beaches

given the growing demand of paper

of Bali. But how about other wastes,

globally. Much of these papers are

like paper?

used for offices, school supplies

In Indonesia alone, it is estimated that per capita consumption of paper

and product packaging. While they are very much needed to support

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An Australian native Kali Sari used to be a professional chef who has traveled around the globe. A new adventure brought her to Bali in 1994, where she was first introduced to the growing problem of waste management in Bali; or the lack thereof. With this concern, Kali resorted to her hobby of papermaking and started to put her


front of the factory. Each frame holds

while the ones with printed black

three wet paper dough that is ready

inks are sorted in another pile that

to be sun-dried in the open air.

will be used to create darker and

As I was entering the factory,

contamination. These piles are then

lack of machinery inside. Instead, I

soaked in water and mushed into

was greeted with friendly smiles of

pulp porridge.

Balinese women; all dressed in blue

kitchen blender to a new use and began making handcrafted paper

more blotted papers due to the ink

I was quite surprised to see the

“We used to knead these

T-shirts with Saraswati Papers logo

dough by hands, but now as our

on the front. Each of them was busy

production demand has increased,

doing something with their hands.

we started to use this custom-made

One was cutting the ready-made

giant blender. Throughout all the

paper, while others were folding the

production process, this is the

paper into ornamental boxes.

only part where we use electricity

Crafted to perfection, Saraswati

powered machinery, and the rest is done by hand,” said Tya, Saraswati

from recycled materials.

Papers’ manager during our tour in

A proper papermaking course

the facility.

followed and with the support of

And indeed, they do. Following

Wisnu Foundation (a non-profit foundation for the conservation of

the blending process, the dough

Balinese environment), Kali enlisted

is then mixed with starch that will

the help of the local women to be

determine the thickness of the paper.

part of this movement. From then,

The ready dough is then set onto

Saraswati Papers was born in May

a molding frame. It is then hand-

1995.

pressed to rid of the excess water.

Fast forward to 21 years later,

This pressing needs to be done

Saraswati Papers has now grown

several times by hand to make

into a robust company, with a factory

sure that all water is out. As the

in Dalung as well as two shops in

lady’s hands skillfully ensures the consistency of the paper sheet, I can

Ubud and Batu Belig that showcase its handcrafted recycled papers

Papers is 100 percent handmade

along with other products including

with environmental sustainability

stationary, wrapping papers,

principles underlying every step

business cards, gifts and more.

in the production. With the help of other waste management

A PIECE OF ART

organizations in Bali including

It was almost noon when I visited

EcoBali recycling, Sarasawati Papers

Saraswati Papers “factory” in

collect paper wastes from hotels,

Dalung. The sun had slowly risen

offices, schools, homes and various

and almost reaching its hottest

establishments across Bali.

position of the day. A perfect time

These papers are then cut and

to hang the laundry or in this case,

sorted based on their conditions. The

to dry the paper. Stacks of big

blank sections with all-white area are

rectangular frames are lining up in

being cut and piled into one stack

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Kali Sari, the founder of Saraswati Papers


see how labor intensive the whole

sheets to all kind of paper products,

and partnering with several

process is.

including frames, stationery, spa

companies for their CSR programs.

products packaging and a growing

“With Bali Safari & Marine Park,

wastewater from this process is

demand of environmentally conscious

for example, we have collaborated

then being re-used to soak the next

resorts’ collaterals.

to create recycled papers from the

batch of paper dough so that no

“Our design and products are

elephant’s poo,” said Tya.

water is wasted unnecessarily. “In

always evolving. We are also

As she handed the poo paper to

every step of the production, we try

maintaining our core principle

me, I instinctively put the paper under

to be as environmentally conscious

of using all organic materials,

my nose to smell it. And trust me, it

as possible. As we all know,

natural dyes from the earth, roots

didn’t smell bad at all. This Safari

clean water scarcity has become

and leaves, and only using plant

Poo series even looks stunning with

a problem in Bali nowadays.

fibers to decorate the paper,” Kali

elephant printings and ornamental

So, we aim to reduce our water

mentioned.

designs. If not because of Sarasawati

consumption as much as possible,” Tya remarked.

From a basic sheet of recycled paper, Saraswati Papers has

Papers, who would have thought that smelly wastes can be turned into

put a creative twist into their

these beautiful pieces of arts? n

have been filled with the paper

final products. Putting her chef

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dough and ready to dry under the

background into action, Kali has

sun with no use of an electric oven to

switched from creating dishes to

Saraswati Papers

reduce the electricity consumption as

using various natural elements from

Jalan Raya Padangluwih No. 93,

well. With this traditional process of

flower petals to onion layers, and

Dalung, Kuta

blending, dipping and hand-pressing

shredded bamboos to decorate

(0361) 471-4807

method, Saraswati Paper is able

recycled papers. The result is simply

www.saraswatipapers.com

to produce 300 sheets of recycled

stunning; a thin sheet of soft paper

work of art.

with a quaint hint of rose flower

By noon, all these molding frames

petals scattered around as if it is a

BEYOND PAPER In its 21 years of operation,

silk fabric. The company has also ventured

Saraswati Papers has expanded their

into the making of product

production from mere recycled paper

packaging using recycled papers

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Saraswati Papers welcomes guests to learn the art of recycled papermaking process in their factory. A private workshop is available for at least two persons with prior appointment.

PHOTOS COURTESY OF SARASWATI PAPERS

Tya also pointed out that the


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ACTION&ATTRACTION

CHASING WATERFALLS

WANT TO ESCAPE FROM YOUR BUSY DAILY LIFE? JOIN OUR CONTRIBUTOR PHIL GREEN AS HE EXPLORES THE HIDDEN PARADISE OF NORTH BALI.

The pathway, stairs and handrails are in good condition so it is safe, even for kids. The base of the falls is easily accessible once you’ve descended, but spots for swimming are a little limited. Overall, allow about two and a half hours to go down, explore the waterfall base proper, gather energy for the return climb, and make it back to the carpark.

mountain areas of Bedugul and Kintamani. While most waterfalls can be explored on a long day trip from Seminyak, it is more rewarding

COLEK PAMOR FALLS, GITGIT, BEDUGULSINGARAJA ROAD

to stay overnight and spend a

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couple of days so you can discover

Continuing north and going down

them at your leisure, and cherish the

the Bedugul Singaraja Road you’ll

sights and sounds of Bali that are so

find the Colek Pamor Falls, which

magical. Excellent accommodations

are located just before you enter the

are available in Bedugul, Singaraja,

small township of Gitgit. There is a

and Munduk.

sign on the left with a Frangipani

These five waterfalls are located

flower emblem directing you to the

in the same area in North Bali,

carpark, around 100 meters from

and they take at least two days

the main road. However, it is still

to explore. I’ve chosen these falls

best to use the GPS coordinates and

based upon their beauty, safety for

Google Maps to find it.

access, swimming and cleanliness.

These falls are not included in any of the well-known guidebooks,

NungNung Falls

S

NUNGNUNG FALLS, SOUTH OF BEDUGUL

so are still very pristine with few tourists. They are exceptional and

Location: ‘-8.331773,115.227174’

my favorite in Bali. The trek from the

These falls are 45-meters high

carpark to the falls takes around 35

and most spectacular during wet

minutes along a well-maintained and

season. The drive to the falls is a

signposted path.

treasure on its own, as you will

The Colek Pamor Falls are

ome of Bali’s best

pass jungle ravines and ridge top

35-meters high and ‘guarded’ by

treasures are its

terraced rice paddies.

a local Balinese family who run the

waterfalls, often tucked

The locals will tell you that it

carpark. They are very hospitable

away in the most

takes around 45 minutes to descend

(ask for Made) and sell coffee from

beautiful parts of the

to the falls proper, and over an hour

their plantation, which surrounds

island. Many of them are in North

to get back up – including the 400

the falls. There are numerous spots

Bali, where steep ravines head

steps. And they are right! This is a

for swimming but the best is the

seaward from the main volcano

very vigorous but rewarding trek.

pool directly below the falls. Spare

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The Colek Pamor Falls

walking pass the Twin Falls you will find some other falls as well, all part of the same Gitgit Gorge heading north. It takes around an hour and a half to do the round trip from the carpark. These falls are quite popular, so try to get there early in the morning and relish the paradise all to yourself.

Twin Falls, Gitgit, Bedugul-Singaraja Road

around two and a half hours for the round trip from the carpark including

from Bedugul to Singaraja. The falls are about 18-meters high

time for a good swim. A wetsuit may

and nestled within a rock cavern,

be desirable since the water is ‘cold’

making it quite a unique sight.

by Balinese standards.

Access from the carpark requires a 20-minute walk along a well-

TWIN FALLS, GITGIT, BEDUGUL-SINGARAJA ROAD

constructed walkway. There are a

Location: ‘-8.202161,115.140516 ‘

stuff, such as locally grown herbs

The Twin Falls at Gitgit are easily

and spices of all varieties.

found by seeing the large clear

number of small warungs along the way for snacks and other interesting

A swimming pond is just

signpost and carpark as you head

downstream from the falls, suitable

down the steeply winding route

for children too. If you continue

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Sekumpul Falls, Singaraja

ALINGALING FALLS, SINGARAJA Location: ‘-8.175569,115.104566’ It takes less than 20 minutes from central Singaraja to get to AlingAling Falls. From the carpark it takes around 30 minutes – the last part being a steep 150 stairs down to the river gorge and to the waterfall proper. Children will require some help. These falls are 50 meters high and are in a spectacular gorge setting. The jungle and rice fields around are wowing, and there’s a trek further down along the gorge to more falls and swimming spots – do ask for a guide to take you there. The area is kept quite clean from rubbish, which is a credit to the staff who run the carpark and act as guides should you need assistance.

AlingAling Falls, Singaraja

Location: ‘-8.172090,115.183142’

the main falls splash pool, so be prepared to get a little wet. The walk from the carpark to the

These falls are often cited as the

breath-taking view of the falls takes

most beautiful in Bali and are a

approximately 30 minutes, and

spectacular 80 meters in height.

another 30 to 40 minutes to get to the

They are located around 30 minutes

gorge below. So for a full-round trip

from Singaraja, and quite difficult to

including exploring the gorge below,

find. So it’s best to use Google Maps

allow around three and a half hours.

and the coordinate system and you will have no problems. There are seven waterfalls in

On a final note, please take care when visiting these falls particularly with young children. A wetsuit

this gorge – the lower sections

is desirable for swimming and

are accessible via a series of

protection from the rocks. Take your

steep stairs, all in good condition.

time and enjoy, and don’t litter these

However, you will need to cross

superb natural resources of Bali! n

a creek at the bottom to get to

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PHOTOS BY PHIL GREEN (BALIPHOTOBLOG.SMUGMUG.COM)

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BEYONDBALI

THE

COFFEE HUNTER

OUR CONTRIBUTOR GINO ANDRIAS WENT COFFEE-HOPPING IN BANDUNG… By Gino Andrias

than just a survivor from the colonial era. Purnama has become a heritage site serving comfort foods with flavors very much inspired by the Dutch colonials and the Chinese Peranakan. Classic delicacies are offered. My favorite was the Kaya toast, a fluffy toasted bread with homemade Srikaya jam. Pair it with a cup of black coffee, and you can taste the bitterness of the coffee balances the sweetness of the Kaya jam. Another

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favorite was Bakcang (gluttonous ed by Mayor Ridwan Kamil,

FROM THE 1930S

rice filled with marinated shredded

Bandung (the capital city

The history of Warung Kopi Purnama

chicken) served with broth, nutmeg

of West Java) is very well

goes back to the 1930’s when it was

chips and sliced cucumber which

manicured with thought-

first established by a family of Chinese

is perfect for breakfast. They also

out landscapes and

migrants from Medan in Sumatera. Its

serve the Dutch-inspired Roti Dadar

infrastructures. The city is studded

original name was Chang Chong Se

Sosis (rolled bread with omelet and

with thematic parks, while start-up

which means “have a try”, but due to

sausage).

businesses developed by youngsters

a government regulation in the ‘60’s

are growing rapidly. Known as a

that stated all names to be changed

here, don’t forget to pair it with a

creative town in Indonesia, the city

into Indonesian, it turned into Warung

cup of coffee. The house uses local

has become the benchmark of youth

Kopi Purnama.

coffee beans and usually serves

creativities, including the blossoming

Up to this day, Purnama still

Whatever dish you’re having

them with some condensed milk to

coffee shops that attracted me on

holds its ground as a strong family

my last visit to Bandung. So, sit

business, run by the third and fourth

back, brew a cup of your favorite

generation of the family. With tinted

Warung Kopi Purnama

drink, and join me on my “coffee”

glass windows, beige-colored walls

Jalan Alkateri No. 22, Bandung

adventure…

and high ceilings, this place is more

(022) 4201-841

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balance the flavor.


THE COFFEE BARN

Bar and ordered an Affogato, a

A chic Dutch-influenced place – that

cup of their finest Arabica topped

companion to your coffee – the cake

is how I describe Noah’s Barn.

with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

is soft and creamy with a perfect

Founded by the dynamic duo of

The sweetness of the ice cream

combination of raisins. Noah’s Barn

Guido Mariotti and Henky Suhendro,

perfectly balanced the bitterness

also offers affordable food, from

Noah’s Barn first opened on Jalan

of the coffee without overpowering

fried rice to mac and cheese.

Garuda – which is also their main

each other. But if you’re up for some

shop – and now they have spread

ice coffee, the Ice Latte Bailey’s is

Noah’s Barn

their wings by opening their second

recommended – a towering glass of

Jalan Garuda 39, Bandung

branch on Jalan Dayang Sumbi.

ice latte coffee with some Bailey’s

(022) 601-3215

cream is a true winner.

www.noahsbarn.com

The one on Jalan Garuda is slightly smaller than the second branch. The space has a chic style and warm ambiance with soft lighting and long communal tables to encourage guests to interact with each other – at least that’s what I believe. Numerous bags of the finest international coffee beans are on display for sale on their white washed brick walls. Two massive marble tables are used for their baristas, while the menu of their coffee is written on the wall with chalk. I decided to hit the Espresso

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A slice of Carrot Cake is a great


still delivers that caffeine kick. This

The new chic Mimiti Coffee & Space

drink is best paired with a cinnamon

ticks all the boxes as one of the

roll with icing sugar or a Quiche

trendiest places in town. A clean-cut

Lorraine filled with thinly-sliced ham

yet spacious front garden decorated

and mushrooms.

with pebbled path and a pair of

The coffee shop opens daily

Anyone wants some Ice Coconut Coffee?

mini fountains welcome guests.

from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., making it the

The seating area is designed with

perfect spot for the early birds to

polished concrete and fossilized

swing by and grab a cup of coffee

that deserves four thumbs up. It has

woods while the staffs are dressed in

on the way to their office. The space

an indoor area with floor-to-ceiling

urban brand tees. The place easily

is also comfortable for the creative

glass windows to connect guests

wins the hearts of the hipsters.

minds to work with their laptops – if

with the nature outside. The space

The coffee is pretty unique as

you are one of these people, take

also has a retail corner showcasing

they highlight Brazilian coffee

a seat at one of the corners with a

some of the trendiest urban brands

house blend that has a slightly sour

glass roof. The view of the swaying

such as Bathing Ape, Supreme and

character. From all the selections

trees will inspire you.

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of coffee beverages on the menu,

Mimiti Coffee & Space is also

I chose the most distinctive one,

eco-friendly as it is built around big

Mimiti Coffee & Space

the Ice Coconut Coffee. The blend

old trees without chopping them

Jalan Karangsari No. 1, Setiabudi,

of fresh coconut mixed with ice

down during the construction. It is

Bandung

coffee gives a refreshing taste yet

a friendly approach to mother earth

0813-2136-0798

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PHOTOS BY GINO ANDRIAS

MY COFFEE SPACE


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CAPITALCORNER

GREEN ESCAPE

STROLLING AROUND A MANGROVE FOREST IN NORTH JAKARTA…

P

antai Indah Kapuk (PIK) in North Jakarta is already famous as a luxurious residential area by the sea and a culinary haven. But

there is more to PIK than meets the eye. PIK presents an ecotourism spot which is also a conservation area that has become one of the most favorite natural destinations in town. The number of green spaces for a short getaway in town have grown in the last three years. However, Mangrove Ecotourism Park at PIK offers a different experience that

with family and friends? The area

makes me long to come back. This

is open for public every day from 8

you want to avoid Jakarta’s hustle

ecotourism park is only one hour

a.m. to 6 p.m.

and bustle. Strolling around the

This park is the perfect place if

park and looking at the mangrove

away from the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport which is perfect

PLANT THE SEEDS

trees, I could feel that the view helps

for those who only have short time to

To help protect the land and the

ease my mind. Another way to

visit Jakarta. You can get there by a

ecosystem in the Jakarta bay, this

enjoy the area is by renting a motor

car, a TransJakarta bus or a public

conservation park invites guests to

boat that can accommodate up to

mini-van.

plant some mangrove seeds as well.

eight people to cruise around the

The mangrove conservation in

This initiative aims to protect the

bay. A staff will drive the boat and

PIK may not be as big as that of in

shorelines from storms, hurricane

explain more about the site and the

Bali. It covers 99.82 hectares of

winds, waves and floods, and many

ecosystem at the conservation. This

land with the view of the Jakarta

corporates have joined this activity

activity is recommended if you come

bay. Like other mangrove forests

as a part of their social responsibility

with family and friends. Smaller

in Indonesia, the one at PIK has

program. Mangroves also help

boats and canoes are also available

successfully attracted the attention

to prevent erosion by stabilizing

for smaller groups.

of the outdoor adventurers. And if it

sediments with their tangled root

wasn’t for this ecotourism park, who

systems. They maintain water quality

a wonderful place for photography

would’ve thought that Jakarta has a

and clarity, filter pollution and trap

enthusiasts. You can take many

lush mangrove forest worth visiting

sediments originating from land.

photographs during your walk as the

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Who would’ve thought that Jakarta has a lush mangrove forest like this?


area has so many picturesque spots

makes you feel more in a forest

to capture. Many couples have also

rather than in a capital city.

done their pre-wedding photoshoot

The park also has an avian

forest and Jakarta’s skyline. If one-day trip is not enough for you, you can spend a night at one

at the wooden bridge, on a small

nursery that can be reached by

of the wooden cottages. Nestled

boat at the river, or around the

bike. And when it is close to

between the mangrove and the river,

cottages. A little note, there is an

sunset, the 20-meter tower near the

these cottages are perfect to enjoy

additional charge if you bring a

cottage area is the best place to be.

the view of lush trees and a calm

professional camera.

From the tower, you can see almost

river overnight. n

the whole area of the mangrove

By Edna Tarigan

SEE THE FAUNA While cruising the mangrove forest, you can expect to see various wild animals. During my recent visit, I enjoyed watching several wild birds standing on wooden poles among PHOTOS BY EDNA TARIGAN

the trees, which is best seen from a wooden bridge connecting one mangrove zone to another. And if you arrive earlier in the morning, you can also see some biawak (lizards) swimming in the river. Strolling around this mangrove park

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BEYONDUPDATES

TWENTY SOMETHING

ALL COURTESY PHOTOS

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Amanjiwo has prepared a list of fun activities for guests throughout the year. For a start, guests are invited to join evening cocktails on the 20th of each month followed by a dinner with Javanese cuisine and a view of Borobudur Temple in the background. Resident anthropologist Patrick Von Hoebrooke will be in attendance to explain all about the world’s largest Buddhist temple. The resort also offers a 20-minute cooking class where adults can learn to cook Javanese dishes like satay and fried rice, while children will have fun making sweet treats like ice cream and brownies. The fun doesn’t stop there as the resort presents a special 20th anniversary cycling excursion that will take guests on a 20-kilometer tour of Amanjiwo’s UNESCO-protected surroundings for two hours. The excursion is available in two route options, and guests will get an Amanjiwo 20th 20 km shirt at the end of the tour. For art enthusiasts, don’t miss a series of art exhibitions, one of them being “The Sikepan Collection” by John van der Sterren that is available until April 30. Other art events include an art show titled “Topeng” which starts in May and a meet-young-local-artists program from September until the end of the year. Amanjiwo Desa Majaksingi, Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java (0293) 788-333, www.aman.com/resorts/amanjiwo

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SEE&SEEN

THE ZEN ZONE Celebrating its first anniversary, The Practice in Canggu hosted a weekend full of healthy and fun activities. On February 25 and 26, the place held a day of free yoga and ecstatic dance classes. The event was made merrier with a food market and a number of workshops, one of them being “Awakening the Courageous Leader Within” led by Dr. Darren Weissman. www.thepracticebali.com

A ROMANTIC NIGHT It was a romantic evening as The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali hosted the “Celebrate Love” dinner with a live performance by one of Indonesian top singers, Rio Febrian. Guests were indulged by a delicious four-course dinner created by Executive Chef Manoj Rawat as well as a number of lucky draws and a special prize for the best dress. www.westinnusaduabali.com

Together with Hotel Vila Lumbung, The ONE Legian gave back to society by extending donations to the unfortunates, one of them being the children at Chloe House Orphanage. The hotel team visited the 18 kids at the orphanage, and entertained them with a poem-reading and a singing competition. www.theonelegian.com 64

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GIVE BACK


READY, SET, GO! Over 300 participants from six different nations gathered in Nusa Dua to join “Run ‘Til You Drop 3” on February 19. This year, it was Andika Andryawan and Ni Ketut Cita who won the 2-Hours in the male and female category respectively. Managed by Indorunners Bali, this running event was a successful one with an after party full of prizes. www.instagram.com/indorunnersbali

MAGICAL HANDS Hand in hand with Spa Bali, My Red Envelope invited caring people to book a massage treatment where 10 percent of the bill was donated to Bali W.I.S.E Foundation. This program successfully gathered five million rupiah for a sixmonth scholarship to support a number of Balinese young women gaining knowledge and securing a job in the hospitality and tourism industry. www.myredenvelope.com

A REUNION CONCERT It was a night full of nostalgia as Hard Rock Café Bali and Flabbergast Productions held “The Moffatts Farewell Tour 2017”. Endless Summer and Scott Moffatt, who are known as The Moffatts in early 2000s, performed their popular songs, like “I’ll be There for You” and “Bang Bang Boom”. The brothers also entertained their loyal fans with a number of new songs and a meet and greet prior to the concert. www.hardrock.com/bali

FOR WOMEN Hand in hand with IWAPI (Ikatan Wanita Pengusaha Indonesia or Indonesian Women Entrepreneur Association), Bali Safari & Marine Park invited a number of cancer patients to spend a fun day at the park. The day started with a Safari Journey, followed by watching the Animal Education Show, Harimau – From Predator to Prey and Elephant Show. This activity aimed to spread love to keep the participants’ spirit up. www.balisafarimarinepark.com BALI&BEYOND APRIL 2017

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INFOINDEX

AIRLINES

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

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

■ AIRPORT OPERATOR Tel: (0361) 751-011

■ FRANCE

■ CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS

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

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

■ GERMANY

■ UNITED STATES

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

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

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

■ ROYAL BRUNEI

■ HUNGARY

Tel: (0361) 757-292

■ SINGAPORE AIRLINES

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

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

■ INDIA

■ GARUDA Jl. Jalan Sugianyar, 5 Denpasar

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

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

■ CONTINENTAL MICRONESIA

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

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

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

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

HEALTH&MEDICAL

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

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

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

■ 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

■ 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

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.

■ NETHERLANDS

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

CLINIC&HOSPITAL 24-hour emergency medical clinic services, medical evacuation, multilingual staff. Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai 505X, Kuta 80361 Tel: (0361) 710-505, Fax: (0361) 710-515

(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.

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

■ BIMC Hospital Kuta ■ POLAND

■ BRITAIN

■ SPAIN

■ BIMC Hospital Nusa Dua

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

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

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

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

■ AGUNG RAI MUSEUM OF ART

■ INTERNATIONAL SOS CLINIC

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

■ AUSTRALIA, CANADA,

MUSEUMS

■ MUSEUM PURI LUKISAN

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

24h Accident and Emergency Centre, 24h Medical Centre, international standard hospital with fully equipped ambulances, emergency room, intensive care unit, operating theatres, radiology and pathology, ward rooms, international and multilingual team of medical experts, CosMedic Centre for non-invasive and invasive cosmetic and aesthetic treatments. Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai 100X, Kuta 80361 Tel: (0361) 761-263, Fax: (0361) 767-701

CONSULATES

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

Jl. Raya Petitenget No. 11, Block I/C, Banjar Umasari, Kerobokan Tel: (0361) 732-165, Fax: (0361) 732-165 E-mail: consul@balipolandconsulate.com

■ SLOVAKIA

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

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

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

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

■ CZECH REPUBLIC Jl. Pengembak 17 Sanur.

■ THAILAND Jl. Puputan Raya No. 81,

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■ BADUNG GOVERNMENT TOURISM OFFICE Jl. Kuta Raya 2, Kuta Tel: (0361) 756-175/76

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

■ SILOAM HOSPITALS

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

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

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

■ SWITZERLAND & AUSTRIA Jl. Ganetri 9 D, Gatot Subroto Timur, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 264-149, Fax: (0361) 243-747 E-mail: bali@honrep.ch

AIRPORT Tel: (0361) 751-011

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