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COLORFUL SUMMER ‘Om Swastiastu...’

It is that time of the year again when the warmth of the sun meets the breezy wind from Australia, making summer in Bali the best season of all. Various summer activities and parties also fill the island to make your summer holiday even more worthwhile. First and foremost, flip through our ‘PARTY PLANNER’ to find out this month’s must-go-to parties. “White Party” at KU DE TA, “Ubud Village Jazz Festival” at ARMA Museum, “Sunny Side Up Festival” at Potato Head Beach Club – the list goes on. So, prepare your best outfit and get ready to dance all night long with music by local and international DJs and musicians. However, don’t forget to keep your body fit. You can

COVER Photo Courtesy of W Bali - Seminyak

join “FLOW Yoga” at W Bali – Seminyak, a yoga class with upbeat music. Find out more about it in ‘INVITE & INDULGE’. If you’re looking for a serene place to relax which is just a stone’s throw away from Seminyak nightlife, the newly open Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach is the answer – discover our amazing stay experience in ‘REST & RELAXATION.’ Furthermore, Above Eleven Bali at Movenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali serves Peruvian cuisine that is rich with flavor to freshen you up. We reveal their age-old recipes in ‘DINE & DELIGHTS.’ From outside of Bali, our contributor Edna Tarigan will take you to Danau Biru in Tangerang that is famously known for its tosca-colored water. She shares her story in ‘CAPITAL CORNER’. And before this summer ends, why don’t you hop on a plane to Labuan Bajo and visit Atlas Pearls’ farm in Pungu Island? Aside from a pearl farm, they have a number of exciting activities like “Treasure Hunt” which you can discover in our ‘BEYOND BALI’. Have a happy summer holiday!

‘Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om…’ The Team

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EDNA TARIGAN

FREANDY DAVID

GINO ANDRIAS

JOSEPH WANG

KATIE TRUMAN

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

started his photography career by working at an NGO in Yogyakarta. He has written several articles about the sociocultural lives in Indonesia. He now lives in Bali and works as a commercial photographer for several companies in Indonesia.

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.

loves to write (fine) restaurant reviews. A keen traveler, he also loves to try anything new. One of his to-do items for this year is going on a solo road trip from Singapore to Hanoi.

waved goodbye to her native England fifteen years ago and has been living in Southeast Asia as a freelance writer ever since. She contributes to numerous international publications on her two big loves, Vietnam and Indonesia.

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

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THE WARRIOR’S BLOOD

LET IT FLOW

CRAFT&CULTURE

Pandan War in Tenganan Village

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LIFESTYLE&LEISURE

COOKING UP A STORM IN TABANAN Joining Will Meyrick’s Hujan Cooking Class

INVITE&INDULGE

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Yoga with a twist at W Bali – Seminyak

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PARTYPLANNER TIME TO PARTY!

Summer parties not to be missed

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DINE&DELIGHTS A TASTE OF PERU

Peruvian cuisine at Above Eleven Bali

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PROFILE&PORTRAIT James Kalleske, the winemaker of Hatten Wines

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

20 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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NEW GEM ON THE BLOCK Stay at Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach

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LITTLELOVES

MODS IN PARADISE When Vespa bikes took over the town 14

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 COURTESY OF ABOVE ELEVEN BALI, SECOND COLUMN PHOTO BY GINO ANDRIAS, THIRD COLUMN PHOTO COURTESY OF GRAND HYATT BALI

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BIG CATS AFTER HOURS The Bali Night Safari at Bali Safari & Marine Park

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CAPITALCORNER

THREE LAKE’S A CHARM Visiting Danau Biru in Tangerang

OCEAN’S BEAUTY A trip to Atlas Pearls’ farm in Labuan Bajo

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PRIMEPROMOTION

FOR THE LITTLE ONES Once in a while, reward your children with a pampering time during their holiday. All you need to do is take them to Kriya Spa at Grand Hyatt Bali and let your kids choose a spa treatment. Kriya Spa has “Chill Out with Dad” that will pamper them with a vanilla and chocolate scrub continued by a caramel bubble bath and “Precious Prince or Princess”— an aromatherapy massage using vanilla chocolate and caramel and a facial with berries and honey. Each of these 60-minute treatments are available at Rp 990,000 nett/children aged five years and older. Grand Hyatt Bali ITDC, Nusa Dua (0361) 77-1234 www.bali.grand.hyatt.com

FROM ITALY TO BALI Il Ristorante – Luca Fantin at the Bulgari Resort Bali presents an exceptional collection of wines from Gaja Winery only on August 10. Founded in 1859 by Giovanni Gaja, a grape farmer in Barbaresco in Italy, Gaja Winery is now managed by the fifth generation of the family, Gaia Gaja, who will also be present at Il Ristorante – Luca Fantin. Available at Rp. 2,300,000++/person, this extravagant wine dinner – that starts at 6.30 p.m. onwards – will pair Gaja’s fine wines with delectable dishes created by Resident Head Chef Fabrizio Crocetta. Bulgari Resort Bali Jalan Goa Lempeh, Banjar Dinas Kangin, Uluwatu (0361) 847-1000 www.bulgarihotels.com

Serving a different themed-dinner each day, Bali Dynasty Resort’s H2O Restaurant is the perfect place to dine with your family. On Mondays, you can indulge in char grilled chicken, beef and pork skewers on the “Satay Night”, while “Aussie BBQ” on Tuesdays presents juicy steaks, BBQ chicken and beef sausages. “Wild West Wednesday” on Wednesdays serves ribs, burgers and a sausage sizzle, and “Brazillian Churrasco” on Thursdays presents an all-you-can-eat Brazilian BBQ. The weekends are just as interesting with “Malam Bali” on Fridays, “Dolce Italia” on Saturdays” and “Roast Night” on Sundays. Dinner at H2O restaurant is available at Rp. 225,000 nett/person. Bali Dynasty Resort Jalan Kartika Po Box 2047, Tuban, South Kuta (0361) 752-403 www.bdr.pphotels.com

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FUN DINNER EVERYDAY


HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY! Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort has a wonderful way to celebrate Indonesian Independence Day that falls on August 17. For this month only, the resort offers a special romantic Rama & Shinta honeymoon package that is priced at Rp. 4,099,500++/room/ night for at least a two-night stay. This package includes a breakfast in bed, sparkling wine for a welcome drink, a romantic dinner and a spa treatment for two. The resort also presents the refreshing Patriotic Cocktail and Independence on Ice Mocktail, special concoctions made of fresh fruits including Balinese grape. Guests can also get a 30 percent discount for any massage treatment at the Anantara Spa and join a number of traditional competitions such as sack races and a cracker eating contest. Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort Jalan Pemutih, Labuan Sait, Uluwatu (0361) 895-7555 www.anantara.com

ALL ABOUT WINE Dear all wine lovers on the island, this is an event not to be missed! VIN+ proudly presents the annual “Wine Carnival 2017” on August 19, showcasing endless choices of wines, spirits and champagnes from all over the world. This free-entry event also presents a parade of western and eastern cuisine crafted by talented chefs from Jakarta. While enjoying the wines and the food, you will also be entertained by live music, DJ performances, games, a fire dance and a capoeira dance art. Be there at 4 p.m.! VIN+ Jalan Kayu Jati No.1 Seminyak, North Kuta (0361) 473-2377 www.vinplus.biz

A SPECIAL EVENING On August 12, Arwana Restaurant at The Laguna, a Luxury Collections Resort and Spa will please your palate with special dishes created by Chef Andrian Ishak of Namaaz Dining, Jakarta’s first molecular gastronomy restaurant. The “Namaaz Pop-Up Gastronomic Evening” dinner presents 17 gastronomy dishes that will surprise your senses – the dinner starts with a cocktail party and fivecourse dinner at the resort’s white sandy beach, continued by another 12 Indonesian courses paired with fine wines in the Arwana Restaurant. Available at Rp. 1,350,000++/person, this special dining experience starts at 7 p.m. onwards. The Laguna, a Luxury Collections Resort & Spa ITDC Lot N2, Nusa Dua (0361) 77-1327 www.thelagunabali.com

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NEW&NEWS

THREE NEW ELEMENTS Your quality time with friends and family will even be more perfect at Potato Head Beach Club as the restaurant now has several exciting additions. The sunset deck has been turned into a new pizza place serving selections of delectable wood-fired Neapolitan pizza for you to share with your loved ones – don’t forget to indulge in their Italian-inspired dessert and refreshing cocktails for a complete sunset session. Aside from that, Potato Head Beach Club now provides more poolside daybeds for you to relax and hosts “Night Moves” where you can dance from 8.30 p.m. onwards with music by international artists, like DJ Jackmaster, DJ Mor Elian, Peggy Gou, Young Marco and more. Potato Head Beach Club Jalan Petitenget No. 51, Seminyak (0361) 473-7979 www.ptthead.com

Now you have all the more reason to visit Motel Mexicola as they have new selections of food and drinks. Their fresh seafood will certainly please your palate, such as Chiles Toreados (a sashimi tuna dish served with soy and crispy tortilla) or Camaron De Coco (East Bali’s king prawns served in shredded fresh coconut). Pair these dishes with their delectable drinks – try the Tropicosa Cooler with a bold taste of Bourbon and dark beer, or the exotic Coco Colado with white rum, condensed coconut milk and a touch of lemongrass and lime. Motel Mexicola Jalan Kayujati 9X, Petitenget (0361) 736-688 www.motelmexicolabali.com

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MEXICAN FLAVOR


BUSINESS MEETS LEISURE Host a productive yet fun meeting by taking the new Executive Meeting Package at InterContinental Bali Resort. Available at US$14,000++, this package lets you and your colleagues to have a business meeting at the resort’s Imperial Villa that boasts an inspiring view of the ocean, and provides a private swimming pool and dining areas. The package also includes a three-night stay for at least 15 people, a 60-minute welcome cocktail party on the first night, daily lunch and dinner and two coffee breaks, 24-hour hotel service that will meet your group’s needs, and a one-time dinner at one of the resort’s indoor or outdoor dining venues. InterContinental Bali Resort Jalan Uluwatu 45, Jimbaran (0361) 701-888 www.bali.intercontinental.com

JAPANESE ON-THE-GO Looking for a quick yet authentic Japanese dish in town? Just head to the Kuta area because TAKE Express is now open near the iconic Dewa Ruci statue. Serving delicious ramen, udon, gyoza and tempura, TAKE Express – which just opened last month – is also a perfect spot for a quick lunch between your working hours or meeting appointments as it is designed with a traditional Japanese style that boasts a homey ambiance. TAKE Express is open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Take Express Jalan ByPass Ngurah Rai No. 9 (BSO Corner), Kuta (0361) 754-553 www.take.ramarestaurantsbali.com

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THE WARRIOR’S BLOOD

OUR CONTRIBUTOR FREANDY DAVID WITNESSED THE UNIQUE RITUAL OF PANDAN WAR…

Two men ‘fight’ in the Pandan War performance.

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The girls are watching the Pandan War from a bale to see the dancers’ expertise and courage.

T

he moment I arrived in

THE WAR BEGINS

Tenganan Village on

Pandan War that is locally known

my first visit, I could feel

as mekare-kare is not merely a

the cool and natural

traditional performance, but also a

ambiance of the area

part of the culture and ritual of Bali.

already. Located in Karangasem

The local people believe a disaster

region, this village is one of a few

will come or something bad will

ancient Balinese villages that still

happen to the villagers if they don’t

maintains its cultural roots which

perform this ritual. Pandan War is

can be easily seen in their ancient

actually a dance using the thorns of

buildings, clothes with gringsing

pandan leaves as “weapons”. The

motifs and community systems. But

dancers have to rub the pandan

there is one unique and interesting

leaves on their opponent’s back,

tradition that tourists should not miss

causing injuries. That’s why this

here – the Pandan War. If you’re

war dance is only performed by

curious about this tradition, come

men who have passed Metruna

and join me as I watch Pandan War

Nyoman, a local wisdom that marks

from up close…

adulthood.

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This dance is only a symbol of their

providing prosperity to the villagers.

identity, the people of Tenganan

Beside its historical value, the Pandan

dancers is a symbol of sacred

Village who have never forgotten

War is also a symbol of men’s power

offerings to the God Indra (the God

the traditions of their ancestors as

to defend the village from any danger

of Wars), one of the manifestations

warriors.

and other negative influences.

of Ida Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa

The Pandan War performance

(the Almighty). Tourists might see

still exists until today because it is

HEAL THE WOUNDS

this ritual as an extreme tradition

considered an important value in the

Without a doubt, the Pandan War

that is different from other Balinese

villagers’ lives. This tradition also has

is such an entertaining performance

traditions. Meanwhile, the Daha (the

a valuable history, as it is a form of

for the audience – I could hear some

young girls) will witness the Pandan

gratitude for the people of Tenganan

women screaming hysterically as

War from the top of a bale so they

Village to the majestic God Surya

we watched some of the dancers

can see the expertise and courage

who has provided prosperity and

fall to the ground or when we

of the Truna (the young men) who

peace. In the old days, Tenganan

saw pandan leaves embedded in

participate in the ritual. However,

Village used to be a dry village with

the body of the dancers, leaving

the ritual doesn’t mean Tenganan

a lot of deaths. To fix the condition,

wounds. For outsiders, the tradition

villagers support war in any way.

God Surya gave his blessings by

might be similar to a boxing match

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PHOTOS BY FREANDY DAVID

The Tenganan villagers believe that the blood flows from the Pandan


The wounds can be healed with turmeric.

where two men fight each other. But it is completely different as there is no hostility between the dancers although it looks like they are fighting. At the end of the dance, every dancer has wounds and blood on his body. But don’t worry because there is one effective recipe to heal the wounds immediately – one only has to apply mashed turmeric on the wounds. And I could see there is no hard feeling between the dancers once the performance ends. They

seem to get along as usual. If you want to witness the Pandan War, come in mid-June. This tradition is usually held for two days in a row. But please note that this is a sacred traditional event, so tourists are advised to wear traditional Balinese outfits and sarongs as homage. Everyone is welcome to watch the Pandan War for free and every year the village is flocked with people who want to capture this event in photos and videos. So please come early to get the perfect spot because there is no special seats for visitors. „ By Freandy David

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the local culture and cuisine. This is the brainchild of Hujan Locale, an Ubud restaurant renowned for refined Indonesian generation-old recipes and the Sarong Group (whose other acclaimed restaurants include Sarong and Mama San), all of whom are committed to a strong farm-to-table concept, using the freshest, quality locallysourced produce and preserving the archipelagos’ culinary traditions. Our cooking class starts early at 6 a.m., congregating at the designated pick-up spot (Ubud or Seminyak), then we were whisked off to a village deep in Tabanan Regency – the journey was even more remarkable as we watched sunrise over rice fields and arrived

COOKING UP A STORM IN TABANAN LOOKING TO ESCAPE THE MADDING CROWDS AND EXPERIENCE TRADITIONAL BALI BY RIDING A BICYCLE AND LEARNING HOW TO COOK THE ISLAND’S HERITAGE RECIPES? THEN SIGN-UP FOR THE HUJAN COOKING CLASS WHICH COVERS ALL THIS AND MORE IN ONE DAY...

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ali dishes-up heaps

of Tabanan, a lesser frequented but

of cookery classes in

beautiful region along Bali’s west

mainstream tourist areas,

coast, the Hujan Cooking Class

but the relatively new

lets you experience not only the

Hujan Cooking Class

regency’s traditional daily life – all

takes you further afield, literally. A

while cycling around on a mountain

day out immersed in the rural charms

bike – but also learn heaps about

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around 7 a.m. at our meeting point. Here, over some freshlybrewed coffee, we met our fellow cyclists and guides, which included Sarong Group founder and celebrity


Cycling around the lush greenery in Tabanan before the cooking class began.

chef-restaurateur British-born Will

After a short briefing, our small

Meyrick, who apparently lives in

group sets off en masse on mountain

irrigation systems. We also discover

this very village and likes to lead the

bikes, cycling in the fresh morning

the multiple culinary uses of pandan

occasional cooking class. We’re in

air through quiet back roads and

leaves, whose bushy trees line the

expert hands.

laneways that cut through luscious

roads. Who knew? Apparently, I

landscape filled with quaint villages,

didn’t.

rice production and ancient Subak

farming plots and quintessential jade-green rice terraces backed by

LOCAL MARKET

mystical volcanoes.

We take a lengthy saddle break at the morning market in Mengwi

After a few wobbly moments – and for this reason, don’t stay

Township. Unlike other food markets

out late drinking the night before

assimilated into cooking schools,

–, I discover mountain biking is a

Mengwi offers a genuine local

cracking way to explore Tabanan’s

market experience where you’ll

off the beaten track countryside,

find scant other tourists around. Led

experiencing a refreshingly still

through narrow gangways lined with

evident traditional side of Bali,

stalls piled high with every manner

encountering the locals and getting

of produce and goods, our guides

up-close to nature. We stop off

stop to explain some key Balinese

intermittently at several points of

ingredients – we even sample some

interest to learn more: at Pura

of the more unusual local delicacies

Taman Beji (a temple famed for

and some weird looking fruits.

its holy water) and never-ending rice fields to get some insights on

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Amazingly, all this is done before 8.30 a.m. and all that


cycling (especially the uphill bits)

secluded amongst coconut trees,

and kitchen. Armed with an icy

has worked-up an appetite. We

where, appropriately attired, we

cold drink at the mock-up traditional

head across the road to a street side

are guided through a brief Hindu

kitchen, we’re first given a crash

warung for a tasty, albeit simple,

temple ceremony and discover just

course in preparing one of Bali’s most

market-style breakfast – a selection

what goes into those canang sari

beloved dishes, Ayam Betutu – and it

of nasi campur dishes and freshly

offerings. The refreshing young

was such a joy to observe Chef Will

squeezed orange juice, which all

coconut, procured minutes earlier by

lavishly marinate and stuff a whole

certainly gives us a taste of rural

a local shinning-up up a nearby palm

chicken with aromatic herbs and

west Bali’s daily life.

tree, is most appreciated in the heat.

spices, before slow cooking it Dutch-

Fueled with sustenance, we cycle

We’re back at our starting

oven style under mounds of rice husks

along a narrow dirt track running

point at around 11 a.m. and enter

alongside a river skewering the

neighboring Puri Taman Sari Resort,

fields, trying not to crash down into

a boutique hideaway encircled by

MY KITCHEN RULES

the water below as I keep glancing

terraced rice fields, which reveals

Now the “hard work” and our

upwards at distant volcanoes.

a swimming pool, bungalow

class begins. We wear aprons and

We eventually stop at Pura

accommodations, lounging area and

take our position at impressively

Dalem Tungkub, a village temple

dedicated open-air cooking school

organized, individual cooking

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and burning coconut shells.

PHOTOS COURTESY OF SARONG GROUP

Learn to cook Balinese cuisine at Hujan Cooking Class.


stations equipped with gas stove, table, diverse kitchen implements and large basket brimming with ready-prepared fresh veggies, herbs, spices – even duck meat and prawns. Under the guidance of the amiable chef, we work off idiot-proof recipe cards (kept as souvenirs afterwards) for today’s Balinese dishes: Duck Sate Lillit (minced duck leg paste grilled on bamboo skewers), Karangasem Sambal Udang (prawns simmered in coconut milk, lemongrass and spices) and Lawar Kalasan (a traditional fern tip, beans and jackfruit salad, besides several bumbu and sambals – spice-based cooking pastes and condiments.) I say “hard work” but actually, it’s

an ever-present team of (handsome)

the recipes. Now this is what I call a

not. At some cooking classes, I’ve

young chefs on hand to assist with

cooking class!

ended up feeling under pressure,

cutting, stirring, steaming, chopping

almost competing against other

and endless pestle and mortar

rewarded for all our hard work

participants. Here, the concept is a

pounding of chilies, shallots, garlic,

(well, not so much in my case) with

relaxed cooking experience, working

galangal and other spices. In fact,

our individually prepared dishes

at your own pace and learning

these young men are so helpful that

assembled together – along with

about the recipes, ingredients and

I even have time to enjoy a glass of

a succulent Ayam Betutu cooked

culinary heritage. Better still, there’s

wine as they take over navigating

for hours – in an open-air pavilion

After a whir of activity, we’re

surveying the rice fields. Here, bathed in sunshine, we enjoy an idyllic lunch with, though I say so myself, quite delicious food, as this cooking class – and brilliant Tabanan day out– concludes. „ By Katie Truman

Hujan Cooking Class costs Rp. 1,500,000 nett/person. For bookings and enquiries, email info@hujancookingclass.com or call +62-857-3949-0333. A visit to a traditional market to pick the freshest ingredients.

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Log on to www.hujancookingclass.com for more details.


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ATASTE OF PERU APPRECIATE SEAFOOD AT ITS BEST IN THE INCAN WAY…

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ruth be told, all I know about Peruvian food is there are various types of potatoes incorporated in almost all of their

dishes. That’s all. However, a visit to this new restaurant in Jimbaran gives me a true perspective on

the 1800s in their unique delectable

hub boasts a rooftop concept, taking

Peruvian food. Nestled on level eight

cuisine. The team believes the

diners to a park-in-the-sky ambiance

Movenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran

Japanese twist will boost one’s

that is meticulously arranged for

Bali, the Above Eleven Bali pleased

senses, giving diners a new exciting

a casual yet fine dining. A green

my palate with authentic taste of

culinary adventure that is rich with

labyrinth maze will welcome guests

Peruvian food, fused with a strong

flavors and texture of the Nikkei

before entering the main dining area

Japanese flavors.

cuisine.

that is decorated with rustic design.

The restaurant – hailing from

Here, visitors will dine under the

For the best dining experience, I

Bangkok – embraces the history of

sky surrounded by a breathtaking

chose to sit in the semi-indoor area

the Japanese migration to Peru in

view of Jimbaran area. This new

in front of the bar during my visit to the restaurant.

OCEAN IN A PLATE The first time I looked at the menu board, I was in awe with its selections of fresh seafood – they have everything from salmon, tuna and snapper to prawn, squid, octopus and crab. With a little bit of direction from Chef Renzo Vachelli – whose passion is cooking his childhood Peruvian and various fusion food –, I finally selected the Mango Ceviche and the must-have Cebiche. Above Eleven offers their

Dine with a view of Jimbaran’s skyline.

catch-of-the-day prawns and deep

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The delicious Octopus Anticuchero.


fried calamari, sided with sweet potatoes in red chili leche de tigre. But for a start, I opted for the salmon sashimi – without a doubt, this dish has a whole freshness and tenderness from the first bite to the last. The Mango Ceviche – which was my first ceviche ever – worked as a fresh appetizer that prepared my palate for my next round. For the Peruvians, ceviche is a must-have dish on the dinner table. Ceviche, also known Cebiche or Seviche, is a seafood dish prepared in a centuries-old cooking method without using any heat but acidic juice of citrus such as limes and lemons. Chef Renzo Vacchelli.

The chemical process between the citric liquids and the fish meat makes the meat automatically as opaque and firm as a well-cooked fish. The Peruvians have been using this method for over a century, since the 1890’s to be exact.

JAPANESE TOUCHES My Peruvian culinary experience about how the restaurant infuses Japanese flavors in their Peruvian seafood dishes. With that in mind, I opted to have the Tiradito Nikkei, Salmon Arroz Negro and Octopus Anticuchero. The Tiradito Nikkei is a Peruvianstyle Tuna Sashimi served with fresh Nikkei passion fruit leche de tigre. I have to admit, I have never tasted

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continued as I was still curious


fish meat at its outmost freshness

I decided to have something that is

from all sides of the world. And

like this. The leche de tigre, or the

cooked with heat to close my main

thanks to Chef Renzo Vacchelli’s

tiger’s milk, is also interesting – and

courses perfectly. My choice was

broad experience in Peru, including

no, it is not literally tiger’s milk. It

the Octopus Anticuchero, a grilled

some of his years in Germany

is actually the Peruvian term for the

octopus dish served with crushed

and England, Above Eleven Bali

citrus-based marinade that cures

potatoes, onions, olive mayonnaise,

manages to deliver that vision.

the seafood in Ceviche. It contains

chimicurri and anticucho sauce.

lime juice, sliced onion, chili, salt

To enjoy this dish, please never

One last tip; don’t forget to pair your dishes with their

and pepper, and of course a bit of

let it cool down. Enjoy it right away

delicious drinks. Designed by Soho

fish juice. The exciting part was that

to indulge in the freshly warm ooey-

Hospitality, Above Eleven Bali

leche de tigre is believed to be a

gooey texture of the octopus along

accommodates 258 seats and also

hangover cure!

with the rich taste of Peruvian sauce.

serves signature cocktails that are

And for a sweet ending, I chose the

perfect to accompany your meal. „

the Above Eleven Bali’s Peruvian

Mexican signature dessert; Churros

By Wiwin Wirwidya

dishes continued to surprise me. The

dipped with chocolate and vanilla

no-heat cooking process successfully

sauce. My first Peruvian-Japanese

Above Eleven Bali

made every dish so fresh and

culinary experience went beyond

Mövenpick Resort &

undeniably delicious that I felt I could

amazing, indeed!

Spa Jimbaran Bali

But my awe didn’t end there as

taste the freshness of the ocean in

This Peruvian restaurant aims to

Jalan Wanagiri No.1, Jimbaran

every bite. After tasting the leche de

introduce the vast range of authentic

(0811) 3860-402

tigre in more than half of my dinner,

Peruvian cuisine to all food lovers

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PROFILE&PORTRAIT

Behind the Barrels JAMES KALLESKE, THE WINEMAKER AT HATTEN WINES, SHARES ABOUT HIS PASSION IN WINEMAKING AND HOW HE DEALS WITH EXTREME CHALLENGES ON THIS TROPICAL ISLAND… experimental and more progressive.

and a science. To be more specific,

Those challenges brought me here.

it is a craft. You learn science at the university, while the craft or

H

BB: What are the top two challenges,

the art side is purely passed down

especially in growing grapes, in

from generation to generation. I got

Bali?

all the basics and the passion of

e is the passionate

JK: We have no dormancy because

winemaking from my mother and I

young man

of the tropical climate. Here, grapes

am lucky to have the chance to work

behind Bali’s well-

don’t seem to go to “sleep”, so

with five of Australia’s and France’s

known winery,

we have three harvest times in

number one winemakers. I learned

Hatten Wines.

a year. One harvest in the wet

a lot from Virginia Wilcock from

His dedication has brought the

season, one in the dry season and

Vasse Felix Winery, Cliff Royle from

pioneering winery in Bali and Asia

one somewhere in between. That’s

Voyager Estate, Bob Cartwright

to various regional awards for

why the flavor and the quality may

from Leeuwin Estate winery — he is

several years, including the Winery

change significantly. That is our

an amazing Australian winemaker

of The Year 2017 by Asian Wine

number one challenge.

who likes to redefine wines from

Review. How does he do it? Bali &

The second is the variety of

the late ‘70s and ‘80s! I also learn

Beyond (BB) talks to James Kalleske

the grape. Currently we have

from Alphonse Mellot from Domaine

(JK) to find out his secrets in making

three varieties; Probolinggo Biru,

Alphonse Mellot.

Bali’s very own fine wine…

Alphonse-Lavallee and Belgia. The challenge is how many styles we can

BB: How do you enrich your

BB: What has brought you to this

make only from those three grapes.

winemaking knowledge?

island and make wines?

In France and Australia, there are

JK: I travel a lot, tasting as much

JK: Gus Rai Budiarsa, the owner

30 varieties of grapes. This year we

wine as possible from all around

of Hatten Wines, invited me to

are planning to have another three

the world so that I can keep a good

work in Bali in 2012. When I was

varieties, which is only 10 percent

perspective of my own wine styles

presented with the opportunity to

of what they have in France and

by comparing them to other wines

make wine here, there were so many

Australia. Why only 10 percent? It

that I tasted. Because it is easy to

challenges in my mind. I thought it

is because of the tropical climate

lose perspectives of good and bad if

was time for me to make some kind

in Bali. But still, it is quite exciting.

you only taste your own wine. I also

of a groundbreaking. Here in Bali,

Other than that, I find challenges

do wine judging. Last year, I did it

it is a challenge already to grow

almost every day because I am

in Hong Kong and it was amazing

grapes, let alone to produce tropical

active in research and development.

because I tasted more than 200

interesting wines using grape

Asian wines, which is relevant to

varieties that no one else grows in

BB: Where did you learn your

the world. It is just interesting for

winemaking skills?

a winemaker. I guess it is more

JK: Winemaking is sort of an art

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what I am doing now. BB: Hatten Wines has just won

PHOTO OF JAMES KALLESKE BY JAKA DWI DARMA (WWW.JAKADHARMA.WEBS.COM), ALL OTHERS COURTESY OF HATTEN WINES

James Kalleske


going to build a new winery in Gianyar. Aside from that, my main goal is to produce another high quality red wine using our grapes in Bali. Currently, we only have Aga Red which style is more light and burgundy. It is fine, but I would like to produce a heavy, strong, bold and complex red wine. As we speak, we are planting grapes like Shiraz, some Tempranillo that is new in Indonesia. BB: Would you please explain a little bit about Hatten Wine’s vineyard tour in North Bali and how it supports the tourism industry there? JK: It is a big step that we opened our vineyard to the public so everyone can visit anytime. People can see how we grow grapes and

several awards this year. Is receiving awards also one of your goals? JK: Winning awards is great, but my number one goal is to understand my market so I can produce at least good (if not great) wines that consumers enjoy drinking. If I can do that, then I am doing my job well and I am happy. And if our wines win awards, then that is a great endorsement or acknowledgement of our quality and hard work. But what we really want to do is to make wines that people like and

how the vineyard is developed.

talk about.

They can also see the modern and

Gus Rai’s and my goal for the

traditional method of winemaking.

company are the same; to make

world. Therefore, I think awards are

We work together with www.

Hatten Wines the real icon of

important as they can help us fulfill

visitnorthbali.com to promote the

Indonesia that is internationally

that dream.

north coast of Bali as a tourist destination. „

known. We want to make our winery not only as the pioneer

BB: What are Hatten Wines’ next

but also a benchmark for quality

projects?

wine, especially Asian wine, in the

JK: In three to five years we are

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Until then, Bukit Pandawa Golf & Country Club will surely continue to win the hearts of its guests, as nearly every hole offers breathtaking views of the sea. Hole 13 is one of them, and is made all the more compelling by the fact it is accentuated by curved stone walls and an iconic kul-kul tower. “We are different from any other par-3 golf course in the world in that, because of the wind, golfers may need to use every club in their bag,” said General Manager Don D. Ellsworth. Bukit Pandawa Golf & Country Club also stands out for its other amenities including the lavish, modern clubhouse, which boasts a sauna in the male and female locker rooms, a pro shop stocked with the finest brandname apparel and equipment and a sleek bar on the

ot even a year has passed since

ground floor. On the second floor, The Kul-Kul Restaurant

Bukit Pandawa Golf & Country Club

beckons diners with local and international cuisine for

opened its doors on Bali’s southern

breakfast, lunch and dinner and jaw-dropping views of

tip, yet it is already in elite company.

the golf course and ocean.

Conceived by accomplished American

The ‘19th hole’ welcomes everyone, be it a golfer

golf course designer Bob Moore of JMP Golf, the only

looking to refuel after round or a person seeking the

18-hole par-3 course in Southeast Asia is routed along

perfect place to unwind over an impeccable meal.

a spectacular clifftop overlooking the Indian Ocean.

The distinct club is part of Bukit Pandawa Resort &

The golf course is so spectacular that it has been

Golf, an exquisite and unprecedented development

nominated in the “World’s Best Par-3 Course” category

taking shape that includes hotels by Mandarin Oriental,

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striking interiors designed by Indonesia’s own Jasin Tedjasukmana of Kiat Architects in Jakarta; and, of course, incomparable views. Two types of villas are available (Ocean View and Courtyard). Each villa is spacious and airy and feels utterly secluded and private. In a display of Mandarin Oriental’s legendary service, The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bali resident Waldorf Astoria, Swissôtel, and one other highly

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everything they need — before they even know they

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Lumpur not only designed the 88-room Mandarin

The Residences is also just a stone’s throw from

Oriental, Bali, he masterplanned the entire 150-hectare

Pura Walk, a 2.2-kilometer walking/jogging path that

development, which he fell in love with the moment he

is expected to be a popular feature of Bukit Pandawa

laid eyes on it. “Every square foot was usable, which is

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INVITE&INDULGE

LET IT FLOW START YOUR SUNDAY MORNING WITH A FUN YOGA CLASS ACCOMPANIED BY UPBEAT MUSIC AT W BALI – SEMINYAK…

I

The Studio Villa

t was almost 9 a.m. when I

Manager Dina Anggraeni welcomed

usually accompanied by slow and

arrived at the lobby of W Bali –

me and other participants. “Good

soothing music, Flow has a lively

Seminyak on one fine Sunday.

morning. Please come in,” she said

ambiance with some modern and

After a long week working at

while pointing to the main door.

upbeat songs hand-picked by the

the office, I decided to spend

Designed with floor-to-top glass

instructor. The class started with quite

my Sunday morning by joining Flow,

windows that give way to natural

a slow melody as the instructor led

a fun yoga class at W Bali that is

light, the Studio Villa is really chic

participants doing Tai Chi where we

different from other classes on the

with wooden floor and grey carpet.

had to swing our hands from side to

island as it combines yoga with Tai

When I walked in, nine yoga mats

side with a mindful movement.

Chi and Pilates. Just from the sound

were set on the floor, one of them

of it, I was sure it was going to be

was for the instructor. Next to each

a warming up exercise, continued

a remarkable workout for my mind,

of the participant’s yoga mat, there

with yoga as a total mind-body

body and soul.

were a towel and a bottle of water.

workout,” Dina’s voice explaining

“The Flow begins with Tai Chi as

Using an electric car, the staff at

The instructor was already at

the hotel lobby escorted me to Studio

the front of the class. Soon, all the

class began resounded in my

Villa where the exercise took place.

participants took their place on the

head. “This class also combines

Located within the villa complex

yoga mats, and the class began at 9

strengthening and stretching poses

of W Bali, the Studio Villa offers

a.m. sharp.

with deep breathing and meditation

serenity that put me in a peaceful

a little bit about Flow before the

or relaxation, followed by Pilates

mode. And just as I hopped out of

FOLLOW THE BEAT

to develop a strong core and

the electric car, the hotel’s Spa Sales

Unlike other yoga classes that are

improve coordination and balance.”

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And I began to understand her explanation as the instructor led us to the yoga session. The yoga movements are quite friendly for beginners, and that’s why this class is perfect for everyone, beginners and advanced, young and old. After yoga, the instructor helped us work out our major muscles and improve our balance until she moved on to the end of the class; Pilates and twisting – the latter is a good counter-pose to relax our muscles. Finally, the 60-minute workout ended with a meditation where all participants lied down on the mat with eyes closed, and our minds focused on our breathing. When we opened our eyes and said “Namaste”, I felt that 60 minutes

Sweet treats after the yoga class.

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Enter AWAY Spa to access the oxygen treatment, steam room, and hot and cold plunge pool after the yoga class is done.

went so fast. I believe it was because the class was filled with upbeat music in the background, so sometimes the workout felt more like a fun yet mindful dance.

ENTER THE SPA After the yoga class, the participants are privileged to enjoy some sweet a long table on one of the corners at Studio Villa. As I indulged in some treats, I couldn’t help but wonder why, of all the exercises there are in this world, does this class combine Tai Chi, yoga and Pilates? According to the instructor, it is because those three are the most mindful exercises. The class combines the movements with

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treats and fresh drinks served on


After using the spa’s facilities, you can unwind at the Chill Bar and order your favorite drink (with additional charge).

upbeat music to help reduce stress,

after class – or even both, it’s our

relax. And as I plunged myself in the

anxiety and panic, which is amazing

choice! “Participants can use our

cold pool at the end of my journey,

for people who are emotional. The

oxygen treatment, steam room and

I must admit that this is probably

songs are fun and the exercise can

hot and cold plunge pool,” added

the best yoga class in Bali. I mean,

also improve balance.

Dina. “These spa facilities will

there is nowhere else on this island

help smooth our blood circulation

where you can join a 60-minute

is to benefit the body and mind,

after class. The oxygen treatment

yoga class incorporated with Tai Chi

and Tai Chi, yoga and Pilates have

and steam room are also perfect

and Pilates, and enjoy sweet treats,

movements to ease the mind and to

for detox, while the hot plunge

fresh drinks, and the spa facilities

strengthen our bodies, like our core

pool is great for relaxation. After

with only Rp. 150,000 ++/person/

and immune system. It also improves

experiencing all those facilities, you

session! And you can experience this

our flexibility, builds muscle strength

can end your journey by taking a

every Sunday morning! It is a good

and maintains our nerve systems.”

dip in the cold plunge pool to close

deal for a better lifestyle, isn’t it? „

That’s why, this exercise is the

your pores and refresh your nerve

By Risty Nurraisa

perfect choice for those who spend

system.”

Dina stated, “The point of Flow

most of their time sitting in front of the computer, to relax their muscles.

After checking out of the Studio

W Bali – Seminyak

Villa, I decided to spend another

Jalan Petitenget, Kerobokan,

hour at W Bali by enjoying the

Seminyak

Flow class is the privilege to access

oxygen treatment room, the steam

(0361) 3000-106

AWAY Spa’s facilities before or

room and the hot plunge pool to

www.wbaliseminyak.com

Another benefit from joining the

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THIS MONTH’S SUMMER PARTIES NOT TO BE MISSED…

“Sanur Village Ja zz Festival” is ba ck from August 9 with theme “Bhin to 13 neka Tunggal Ika ” or “Unity in Div Bring your family ersity”. and friends to Ma isonette Inna Gran Bali Beach in Sanu d r, and enjoy live music and cultural performances, foo d and drinks baza ar and more. The festival is open fro m 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. www.sanurvillage festival.com

Every Friday, ZJ’s bar at The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas – Nusa Dua, Bali hosts ”ConneXion”. Dance your night away to music by the island’s best DJ from 9 p.m. onwards. And ladies, don’t forget to bring your gents so you can get free drinks! www.themulia.com

you don’t your calendar because Dear jazz lovers, mark tival” will Fes z Jaz age Vill ud “Ub want to miss this event. ust 11 Museum in Ubud on Aug once again fill ARMA international and al loc by es anc and 12 with live perform , Maaike the Gerald Clayton Trio musicians. Expect to see Jazz ann chm Bus n therlands, Gle den Dunnen from the Ne y from wa the all e com will o Academy Big Band (wh nted stars like ber of Indonesian tale Germany), and a num and more. Gates are hua ma Liku ry Bar Balawan, Benny and 30 p.m. open from 3 p.m. to 11. ival.com fest azz gej www.ubudvilla 42

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REST&RELAXATION

New Gem on

THE BLOCK BOASTING AN ECLECTIC MODERN DESIGN AND VIBRANT VIBE, HOTEL INDIGO BALI SEMINYAK BEACH IS THE LATEST RESORT ON SEMINYAK’S STRETCH THAT WILL SOON BECOME THE TALK OF THE TOWN…

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estled along

Though the surrounding area is

the stretch of

filled with a number of beach bars

Mesari Beach,

and restaurants, Hotel Indigo Bali

Hotel Indigo

Seminyak Beach still offers seclusion

Bali Seminyak

that is perfect for a hideaway. The

Beach – which is also the world’s

hotel is also easily reached with a

Bali Seminyak Beach is the last, and

first ever Hotel Indigo in a resort

car or a bike – from Jalan Camplung

probably the most lavish, property

location – is truly a surprising

Tanduk, make a left turn on the

that stands at the end of that alley.

addition that brings an upscale

second last alley then go straight to

Pass the security gate, make a turn

modern twist to the Double Six area.

the end of the alley. Hotel Indigo

to reach the lobby, and get ready

Lush greenery surrounding the swimming pool.

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to reveal a whole new world in

at the hotel, but surely wasn’t the

homey with a king-size bed facing

Seminyak.

last.

floor-to-top glass sliding doors that

The staff then offered to process

connect the room to the spacious

ECLECTIC SUITE

my check in. Seriously, gone are the

balcony. Boasting a view of the

As soon as I left my bike at the valet

times where guests need to stand in

resort’s manicured garden and main

service during my visit to the hotel,

front of the reception desk to check

swimming pool, the balcony offers

I was escorted to sit in the lobby

in. A couple of minutes later, she

serenity on its own with a daybed

area, which I personally think is

returned and escorted me to my

on one side – which makes a perfect

more like a living area. Designed

room. Sitting in a 4.7-hectare of

reading nook – and an outside

with wooden floor, lavish lamps with

land, Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak

bathtub on the other side. There

warm lighting inspired by Balinese

Beach offers 270 rooms and

is another glass door right next to

umbrellas and Bubung (traditional

suites in 10 different types –

the bathtub that connects it to the

fishermen’s bag) and unique colorful

choices of rooms include Classic,

marbled bathroom with his and hers

rattan chairs, the lobby boasts a

Neighbourhood, Oasis, Patio, and

rain-showers and bathroom sets, and

view of the hotel’s manicured garden

Sea Breeze Room, while options

the spacious walk-in closet.

with a glimpse of the swimming pool

for the suites are Perada, Tirta, and

and the Indian Ocean afar. I sat on

Sagar Suite. The hotel also has 17

facilities that simply made me want

one of the sofas as their staff brought

units of Wangsa One-Bedroom

to stay in for the rest of the day.

me a refreshing welcome drink – a

Pool Villa and two units of Maha

There is a Punch & Munch Bar that

Butterfly pea flower and ginger

Two-Bedroom Pool Villa. I stayed at

takes in-room mini bar to a whole

concoction that turned from blue to

the Perada Suite, and I couldn’t be

new level with a Nespresso coffee

purple when she poured in some

more in love with my room from the

machine with a milk warmer, a

lime juice. “That looks like magic,” I

moment I walked into it.

tea maker, an electric juicer, and

said. It was the first surprise I found

The room looks lavish yet still feels

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Perada Suite also has complete

selections of snacks and treats


Sneak a peek to the Perada Suite.

in stylish containers. The 42-inch

the Seminyak beach. A beach bag

the bed and explore more of the

HD Internet Protocol Television is

with sunscreen is also available

resort. Of course, the swimming pool

displayed on one of the walls with

in my suite. However, after a long

was my first option. Hotel Indigo

selections of cable channels – guests

week at work, I preferred to snooze

Bali Seminyak Beach has several

can also order room service from the

my weekend away on the king-size

swimming pools, one of them is the

“Home Delivery” menu on the TV!

bed.

kid’s pool that sits next to the main

As a guest of Perada Suite, I was

pool. The main swimming pool is

TOTAL RELAXATION

pretty vast with a whirlpool at one

activities, like “Neighbourhood Run”

The sun was almost setting when

end. But my favorite is the Secret

which takes visitors running along

I decided it was time to get out of

Garden which is dedicated for PHOTOS COURTESY OF HOTEL INDIGO BALI SEMINYAK BEACH

privileged to join one of the resort’s

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The lobby boasts an eclectic design.

adults only. Living up to its name, the Secret Garden is a serene hideaway surrounded by lush greenery with a swimming pool that is designed with not one, but five whirlpools to relax in. Aside from the swimming pools, Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach also has several cafes and bars which are perfect to unwind. My favorite is the Pottery Café where selections of quality Indonesian coffee and tea as well as delicious light bites are on offer. Their all-day Makase restaurant serves local and international cuisine, set in a

The hotel also has Sava Spa

Indeed, Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak

contemporary design with an open

for a pampering time, Cave Pool

Beach will soon become the talk of

kitchen. Sitting next to Makase

Lounge for indulging in sweet

the town and I can’t wait to see their

restaurant is the Tree Bar that offers

treats and Salon Bali which will

upcoming surprises! „

healthy menu during the day and

soon be the hotel’s signature fine

By Risty Nurraisa

delicious innovative cocktails at night

dining restaurant offering refined

crafted by the resident Balixologist –

Balinese cuisine. And still, they have

Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach

some of the alcoholic drinks include

more surprises to reveal, one of

Jalan Camplung Tanduk No. 10,

selections of arak infused and local

them being the SugarSand beach

Seminyak, (0361) 2099-999

herbs!

club with a view of Mesari Beach.

www.seminyak.hotelindigo.com

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LITTLELOVES

MODS IN PARADISE WHEN VESPA BIKES TOOK OVER THE TOWN…

the market by heart, including in

Mayday” and turned the big yard of

modernists, or simply

Bali. The number of Vespa owners

TVRI’s front garden as the epicenter

known “The Mods” is the

on the island may still be smaller

of their cool Vespa bikes.

best way to describe this

than those of Japan-made bikes,

unique subculture that

but their hardcore owners are

BALI CHAPTER

first emerged in the United Kingdom

more than a tight-knit community.

On the “6th Mods Mayday”, the

back in the late ‘50’s. In that era,

No one really knows when exactly

number of Vespa communities in Bali

a new group of people dressed up

Vespa – that originally comes from

that joined the event grew within

neatly in tailor-made measured suits

Pontedera in Tuscany region –

minutes. “We have 1,300 units

and clean shiny shoes like boots or

entered Bali, an island under the

ready to take the road. We will start

brogue. They took to the road with

equator line halfway across the

at Sector Bar in Sanur and cruise

dandy style, but it was their ride that

world, but based on some personal

around Denpasar before finishing at

took everyone’s attention: Italian

family archives, I believe some cool

TVRI,” informed Ipung, the organizer

Piagio Vespa scooters. The vehicle

Balinese youngsters were already

of Bali Mods Mayday.

was more than just a bike. It was an

riding around town on their Vespa

element that defined their identities

motorbikes since the early ‘70’s.

and gave them the freedom to roam.

It’s a universal formula that proves

It was 3 p.m. when thousands of Vespa bikes entered the lawn in Renon in downtown Denpasar.

Soon, this ride became a bold

that the smaller the community is, the

There was so many of them that the

statement of a movement.

more united the members are. Bali’s

noise of the engines resembled an

Fast forward to 2017, the chic-

Vespa community is not that small,

army of angry bees, while the riders

looking Italian-made scooter – which

but the bond between the members

were all dressed up in classy British

oddly places its engine on the rear

is proven over the years. And last

outfits such as Dr. Marten boots,

right side – somehow still captivates

month, they held the “6 Bali Mods

pencil straight pants, bomber jackets

th

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T

he Modern kids, the


and Fred Perry shirt – some of them even wore porkpie hats. It looked as if half of them came straight from Brighton Beach in the UK where the Mods had a rampant riot back in 1964. In that year, they held a fist fight against their arch nemesis, the slick-haired and denim-wearing bikers named The Rockers or The Leather Boys during a bank holiday. The event made the headlines and was known as the Brighton Brawl. But of course, no such thing happened on the “6th Mods Mayday”. In fact, that special day was even merrier with a stage for entertainment, such as Mods sounds and British-infused Jamaican SKA.

modern restoration, PX series, super

added. “We communicate with each

Taking the center stage was the long

or sprint restoration, and more.

of the organizers in those cities to

line of Vespa bikes parked on top

“This is an important annual event

make sure no dates clash, so that

of a red carpet. The showcase was

for us, all Vespa owners and lovers.

Vespa owners can join all Vespa

not just for the crowd to adore their

We have chapters in other cities

fiestas in those cities.” Without a

pimped modifications but also for the

in Indonesia, like the Jakarta Mods

doubt, this subculture shows no signs

jury panel to judge the bikes based

Mayday, Indonesia Mods Mayday

of slowing down, or let alone fading

on the category they joined in, from

in Bandung in West Java, and

away in the years to come. „

the mods style to classic restoration,

Surabaya Mods Mayday,” Ipung

By Gino Andrias

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ACTION&ATTRACTION

BIG CATS AFTER HOURS DISCOVER WHAT THE ANIMALS ARE DOING AFTER SUNDOWN, ONLY AT BALI SAFARI & MARINE PARK…

L

ocated on the outskirts of

are looking for a break from

program? Being one of the signature

Denpasar, Bali Safari &

visiting cultural sites in Ubud. For

activities at Bali Safari & Marine

Marine Park – which is

an ultimate unique experience,

Park, the night safari has been

relatively close to Gianyar

why don’t you come to the park

running for more than two years,

and Sanur – is one of the

after sunset and discover what the

and has become one of the park’s

must-see destinations when you

animals are up to when nighttime

leading programs along with the

are on the area, especially if you

falls by taking the Bali Night Safari

Safari Journey, Bali Agung Show,

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iguanas next to the waiting room

you and explain all about the

like I did during my visit since the

animals that live in that area. The

waiting room was packed with

walk starts at the komodo dragon

adults and children already, all were

exhibit, a lizard species that is

buzzing with excitement.

indigenous to only a few islands in

When the shuttle bus arrives,

Eastern Indonesia, and is known for

it is time for you to embark on the

its ferocious reputation. However,

first half of your Night Safari. Hop

komodos are ectothermic, meaning

onto one of the buses that will take

you will need a little bit of luck to

you straight to the first point of the

see them during night time as most

walking safari. The walk around the

likely they will be hiding to retain

small part of the park only takes 30

their body warmth.

minutes. A guide will accompany

The highlight of the Night Safari: the tigers will jump on the truck!

and Elephant Safari, as well as their dining venue and hotel; Tsavo Lion Restaurant and Mara River Safari Lodge.

SHOW TIME! The best time to come for the night safari is at 5.30 p.m. as you have to register first. The staff will then ask you to wait in the VIP lounge where you can enjoy a welcome drink while waiting for a shuttle bus. Or better yet, take photos with the

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Another highlight of the walking


The safest way to meet the animals in the night: being in a ‘moving cage’.

safari is to see the white Bengal

you feel as if you’re the one who is

Tigers, one of the rarest animal

exhibited instead of a visitor who

Lion exhibit, the staff will remind you

species on earth, as you near to the

is about to tour the park, but this is

to keep your hands inside the cage

end of the tour. Once the walking

probably the safest way to meet the

(for obvious reasons). Once you

safari is done, the guide will take

lions and tigers.

are in the Lion’s nest and see the

Each truck can accommodate

kings and queens of the jungle lying

Safari where you can see the big

up to ten guests. You will also be

around, the staff will take out some

cats in action in the “wild”.

accompanied by two or three staff

slices of meat to feed them from

member to explain all about the

inside the moving cage. It is snack

RUB THE BELLY

animals you encounter during the

time for the lions! Unfortunately, by

So, how do you do a night safari in

short trip in the “wild”. Bringing

the time I was in the lion’s exhibit

the middle of a park that is designed

you right into the heart of African

area, the lioness seemed to be

resembling an African savannah

savannah exhibit, the moving cage

bored and was not really interested

with hungry tigers around? You will

will make you feel safe as you

in the raw chicken meat. But it was

be put in a cage, of course! Yes, the

explore the nightlife of the animals.

still a great experience to see these

Bali Night Safari is unique because

The staff also brings some small

lions up close and personal like that!

visitors will have to get into an open

carrots for you to feed the herbivores

Moving on, the tiger exhibit

truck that is especially designed with

like elephants and zebras while they

offers the best experience during

sturdy steel bars, making it more like

are explaining the behavior of the

the night safari. Being active at

a moving cage. This might make

animals.

night, the tigers happily ate their

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF BALI SAFARI & MARINE PARK

you to the second point of the Night

As the truck moves closer to the


“snacks” – one of them even showed off a little bit by jumping onto the roof of the moving cage and walking around casually up there. The staff told us that we can rub the belly – and how could I resist it as tigers are basically adorable cats? My only concern was that if it took a leak while we were standing below it, but thankfully it didn’t – and I hope the tiger is trained enough to never do that so no one is unfortunate enough for that to happen. After feeling the thrill of being up close and personal with the tigers and the lions and feeding all the animals, it is time for you to feed your own hungry belly. Just head to Nkuchiro Bar and enjoy an all-youcan-eat feast, which is included in the night safari package. Then continue the night by watching

A fire dance performance will entertain guests during dinner after the Night Safari.

a fire dance and a puppet show

inevitable. So, apply some mosquito

titled “Afrika! Rhythm of Fire Show”

repellent and enjoy discovering the

for a superb ending to your night

animals’ nightlife at Bali Safari &

adventure in Bali Safari & Marine

Marine Park. „

Park.

By Joseph Wang

A little tip to keep you comfortable during your night safari;

Bali Safari & Marine Park

don’t forget to bring mosquito

Jalan Bypass Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus

repellent. If you have not realized it

Mantra Km. 19,8, Serongga,

yet, the night safari takes you to an

Gianyar

open air space with a lot of trees

(0361) 950-000

and bushes – and mosquitos are

www.balisafarimarinepark.com

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OCEAN’S BEAUTY

A VISIT TO ATLAS PEARLS’ FARM ON PUNGU ISLAND IN LABUAN BAJO, FLORES…

A

one and a half hour

surrounding the area, one of the

their newly redesigned jewelry

flight took me straight

most popular being Komodo Island.

boutique.

from Bali to Labuan

However, my visit to Labuan

Bajo in Flores. Located

Bajo was for a different reason.

THE PEARL FARM

in the eastern part of

Among all the beautiful small islands

The view of small islands scattered

Indonesia, Labuan Bajo is one of the

surrounding Labuan Bajo, there is

around Labuan Bajo pleased

country’s trending destinations after

one that is unique as it is home to a

our eyes as we journeyed on to

Bali that is famously known for its

pearl farm that produces world-class

Pungu Island. As our speedboat

pristine beaches and crystal clear

jewelry. The name of the island

approached the destination, I could

water. Most tourists come to Labuan

is Pungu Island. And a 30-minute

see a line of buoys floating on the

Bajo for diving and snorkeling or

speedboat from Labuan Bajo took

crystal clear water. The buoys were

simply for island hopping as there

me there with a group of VIP guests

attached to lines and their function

are numerous breathtaking islands

to discover Atlas Pearls’ farm and

is to mark where the oysters are

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kept in the ocean. This is the Atlas Pearls’ farm in Pungu Island. The view reminded me of their pearl farm in Penyabangan Village in North Bali which I visited a couple of years ago. The speedboat finally landed at the dock and Atlas Pearls’ team greeted us as we hopped out of the boat. As I set my foot on the white sandy beach, I realized that Atlas Pearls the only inhabitant of Pungu Island. Not far from the dock, there was a showroom where the latest designs of Atlas Pearls’ jewelry were on display for sale. Designed with floor-to-top glass windows, the showroom looks chic with a wooden deck where our group indulged

The view from Pungu Island.

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in some refreshing cocktails and

water in Pungu Island is considered

oyster can produce a different type

canapés – the menu included some

to be warm for the oysters to grow

of pearl, from a Grade A (the highest

pearl oyster ceviche satay – for the

and the location of the island is

quality) to an oval-shaped pearl,

afternoon cocktail party.

perfect for the oysters to live as the

baroque or keshi, or even none.

“We receive oysters from our

current from Pacific Ocean brings

farm in Bali,” stated Nathan Jambu,

nutrients to the water and food like

comes to discovering what type

the Project Manager. In Bali, the

plankton for the oysters. “There are

of pearl the oyster has, which you

Pinctada maxima oysters – which

some predators like sea turtles and

can experience at the harvesting

produce high-quality South Sea

parrotfish, but overall, our oysters

demonstration that takes place at the

Pearls – go through a seeding

are safe here,” added Nathan.

back deck of the showroom. During

process where a delicate surgery is

It takes four years for an oyster to

It is always a surprise when it

the demonstration, tourists can see

done to initiate the natural process

produce a pearl, and within that four

firsthand how the professionals

of developing a pearl pouch with

years, an oyster is touched 600 times

harvest a pearl and seed an oyster.

the help of a nuclei. “Then, we have

to keep them healthy. But the unique

“If the oyster produces a high-quality

them sent here where there’s enough

thing about harvesting a pearl is that

pearl, we will seed it for the second

food in these waters and hang them

we will never know what kind of

time and put it back in the water.

on the line for them to grow.” The

pearl the oyster will produce. Each

We’ll wait for another two or three

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years to harvest its pearl,” stated Nathan.

TREASURE HUNT The back deck of the showroom also displays posters that explain the process of producing pearls, from the hatchery to harvest time, and how it takes 3,000 committed hands at Atlas Pearls to produce worldclass stunning jewelry which you can see in their showroom. And now you have all the more reason to visit as Atlas Pearls has just launched a number of new activities in their farm in Pungu Island. One of them being “Treasure Hunt” where you can swim in the shallow waters of the lagoon for a quest to find your shells and pearls. Atlas Pearls also offers “Treasure Pouch”

Jewelry collection displayed at the boutique.

where you can be one of the firsts to discover their loose pearls at the farm manager’s office and “Treasure Bag” that showcases a selection of jewelry on-land, in case you can’t make it to visit the farm. So, who’s up for a pearl hunt in Pungu Island this summer? „ By Risty Nurraisa www.atlaspearls.com.au

Aside from their pearl farm in Penyabangan Village in North Bali and Pungu Island in Labuan Bajo, Atlas Pearls also has a farm in Lembata and Alor in East Nusa Tenggara and Raja Ampat in Papua. The “Treasure Hunt” activity is only available in North Bali and Labuan Bajo. Atlas Pearls in Raja Ampat offers “Treasure Chest” that provides a private viewing on visiting yachts.

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CAPITALCORNER

THREE LAKE’S A CHARM HEAD A LITTLE BIT OUTSIDE OF JAKARTA TO THE TANGERANG REGION AND VISIT THE BEAUTIFUL DANAU BIRU…

N

estled on the

one area, all offer a picturesque

Tanah Abang Station and stop at

western outskirts

natural view that will please

the Tigaraksa Station in Tangerang

of Jakarta, Danau

your eyes.

in Banten. The train journey takes

Biru or Lake Blue offers a short

How to get there? It’s pretty

about an hour. Then, continue

easy because Danau Biru can be

your trip by taking a local public

getaway if you want to escape

easily reached by a train or a car.

transportation or a motorcycle taxi.

from the crowded capital for a

The easiest way is for you to take

Almost every public transportation

while. Danau Biru lies in Tangerang

the Tanah Abang-Maja or Tanah-

driver around the station knows the

and has not one but three lakes in

Abang Rangkas Bitung train from

lake really well.

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TOSCA WATER

turns out they share quite the same

water from rain, but also from the

I opted to take a local motorcycle

background as well.

ground.

taxi or ojek, and I was glad I made

Lake Kaolin became popular due

The lake water used to look

that decision as the bike went past

to its blue color caused by kaolin

normal. But two years ago, its

the breathtaking view of the rice

mining in Belitung Island, while

surface started to change color,

fields and local houses. During the

Cisoka’s Danau Biru is caused by the

from turbid water that sometimes

journey, my ojek driver also shared

exploitation of sand mining around

looked almost green to become

a lot of stories about Danau Biru

the area. My ojek driver, who was

really green and then changed

until we finally arrived at the parking

a local resident, said that the sand

again into tosca green.

lot. As I set my eyes on the blue

mining has been abandoned since

The first two lakes are located

lake, my mind traveled back to Lake

2014. Every since then, the site has

around 100 meters from the parking

Kaolin in Belitung Island in Sumatra

three basins. Other local residents I

lot. The one on the left has a moss

that I visited a couple of years ago,

met said the mining activity probably

green color and is surrounded by

and I think that Danau Biru of Cisoka

reached several water springs that

trees that looked more like a small

Village is similar to Lake Kaolin. It

caused the basins to not only collect

forest. The lake on the right side

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is pretty much different with tosca green water, and is surrounded by white rocks and sandy ground. Moving further, I could see the third lake is situated behind the ďŹ rst two lakes. It is also the largest one among them. And like the second lake, the surface is tosca green and the lake is surrounded by white rocks and sandy ground. The local residents I met had no idea why these lakes have different pretty close to each other. They are even afraid to taste the water or use it for their daily lives. The simplest explanation is probably because there is a chemical process under the If you’re lucky, you can have the lake all to yourself.

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surface or somewhere deep under the bottom of the lakes.

PHOTOS BY EDNA TARIGAN

colors despite their location that is


The beautiful Danau Biru with tosca-colored water.

SNAP SOME PHOTOS It has only been a year since Danau Biru becomes a popular destination among the local people, all because of social media posts that show how photogenic the site is. Many people are also curious and can’t quite believe such a beautiful lake with breathtaking natural scenery is available only a couple of hours away from the capital city. With more tourists coming to the site, the local people from nearby villages get the advantage. Some of them

scorching hot. But the higher the sun

enthusiasts, be it nature or wedding

build a proper parking space while

is, the more beautiful the color of

photography. In fact, if you’re lucky

others sell food and drinks or even

the lake is. That’s why it is vital to

enough, you may find the lake is

open a dinghy rental for tourists to

bring a hat or sunglasses and apply

yours alone and you can easily take

cruise around the lake.

sunscreen while visiting Danau Biru.

photos without a crowd of people

Danau Biru is also a non-mainstream

disturbing your background. „

beautiful place for photography

By Edna Tarigan

Like in other mining sites, the temperature at Danau Biru is

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BEYONDUPDATES

EMBRACING THE REAL JAVA

ALL COURTESY PHOTOS

Explore ancient Javanase traditions in Solo at its best only with Alila Solo. Located in the heart of the city, Alila Solo invites visitors to experience the venerable culture of Java with its interesting three-day and two-night stay package which is available from Rp. 3,988,000++. The excursion includes a visit to Borobudur Temple, the magnificent Prambanan Temple or the archeological site Ratu Boko Temple. Guests will also get to meet the villagers of Mount Lawu and visit the Sukuh Temple, Cetho Temple and The Pura Mangkunegaran. The package includes daily breakfast and one-time dinner for two at EPICE restaurant, access to Sky Lounge, one-time after dinner drinks at AGRA, the use of vitality pool – including steam and sauna room at Spa Alila – and airport transfers to and from Yogyakarta and Solo. Alila Solo Jl. Slamet Riyadi No. 562, Jajar, Laweyan, Surakarta, Central Java (0271) 677-0888 http://www.alilahotels.com/solo/

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Celebrating the Global Wellness Day on June 10, Hilton Bali Resort invited all hotel guests to join the “Wellness Journey”. The journey began with an introduction to several traditional herbal drinks and medicinal plants at the Taman Sari Cliff Top Garden, followed by a “Power Walk” around the resort and a healing yoga. “Wellness Journey” is aimed at raising the awareness of well living and healthy lifestyle. www.baliresort.hilton.com

THE PORTFOLIO On June 16, Marriot International – Indonesia introduced their newly expanded portfolio of 19 hotels and resorts around Bali and Lombok. The “Get to Know Us” event, which was also celebrated as the M-Day for Marriot Day, welcomed 200 people consisting of loyal customers and partners at The Beach Club at Courtyard by Marriot Bali Nusa Dua Resort. www.marriot.com

LET’S GET FIT! It was a fun day at Fit Club Bali as the fitness center celebrated its third anniversary by hosting a special event titled “Beach Party”. Located at Fit Club’s garden, the celebration was filled with fun and healthy activities, that included a sunrise yoga, a Zumba party, a blood donation and a food bazaar. It was even merrier with DJ performances in the evening. www.fitclubbali.com 64

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SEE&SEEN

JOURNEY TO WELLNESS


SIX YEARS AND COUNTING Happy 6th anniversary to The ONE Legian and Hotel Villa Lumbung! On June 14, embracing the theme “We are ONE”, the duo celebrated their birthday by hosting several events such as a social visit to the Guna Wiweka Orphanage Bali, a sport competition between employees and a fun staff outing to Kramas Park in Gianyar, Bali. www.theonelegian.com

EARLY RISERS In conjunction with the Global Running Day on June 7, and to appreciate early-rise travelers, Westin Hotels & Resorts announced a new addition to the hotel’s “Gear Lending” program that offers to lend guests New Balance shoes and other workout apparel for only US$ 5 during their stay. The Westin Hotels & Resorts around the world also hosted a fun run event, including The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali. www.westin.com

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ILLUSTRATION MAPS BY ADE PARTHA & RIO WEDAYANA

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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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