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SWEET TREATS ‘Om Swastiastu...’

February is often considered the month of love where people go the extra mile to present a thoughtful gift to their loved ones. You may surprise your special someone with a romantic getaway or prepare a dinner for your parents and create a box of sweet treats for your best friends. But there is one person that you tend to forget to love, and that person is… yourself. Therefore, this month we want to invite you to spoil

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yourself. After all, how can you love others if you don’t first love yourself? You can start by finding your inner peace at Alaya Resort Jembawan. Located in Ubud, the new addition of Alaya Hotels & Resorts is a healing retreat that will help balance your mind, body and soul with healthy foods and meditation sessions. Flip through our ‘Rest & Relaxation’ to find out more about it. Quila at Alila Villas Uluwatu will also make you forget about the world with its dishes that play with your five senses – read on ‘Dine & Delights’ to discover its unique dining experience. Another option to pamper yourself is to take a treatment at Maria Curau, a beauty place in Pererenan that we reveal in ‘Invite & Indulge’. You can also craft your own perfume at L’Atelier Parfums et Créations at The Ritz-Carlton, Bali in Nusa Dua like our contributor Meliana Salim did to celebrate her 10th anniversary of living in Bali. She shares all about it in ‘Little Loves’. All in all, we hope that all the stories we have compiled for you will help you find balance so you can share your positive energy with the people surround you. Happy reading!

‘Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om…’ The Team

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DONNY SYOFYAN

EDNA TARIGAN

MELIANA SALIM

NADIA BINTORO

NINETH RACHMA

is a lecturer at the Faculty of Humanities at Andalas University. Despite majoring in English literature, his interests are wide and varied. His articles have been published at various English newspapers and magazines in Indonesia and abroad.

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.

An accidental writer, a closet photographer and a restless traveler (with an old European soul) who finds solace in scuba diving, spontaneous road trips and a hot bath, loves gourmet picnics, and dreams of living in an Eco-capsule in every continent.

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 a certified personal trainer with over nine years of experience in the fitness industry. She currently runs her personal training and wellness retreat in Bali between her everyday life as a mother of two young boys.

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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 ART OF GAMELAN

NATURAL GLOSS

CRAFT&CULTURE

INVITE&INDULGE

Learn Balinese gamelan at Bali Ceraken

Organic nail products at Maria Curau

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FIT IN CANGGU

PHOTOS & FUN FACTS

LIFESTYLE&LEISURE Three new world-class gyms in Canggu

SIGHTS&SOUNDS

Snapshots and quotes picked up throughout December and January

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HILLSIDE GASTRONOMY

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PROFILE&PORTRAIT

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

Talk about healthy lifestyle with Brenda Ritchmond

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

6 4 BEYONDUPDATES News updates from the tourism industry and what’s new beyond Bali

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6 6 COMMUNITYCALENDAR Schedules, calendar highlights and various happenings of interest, from art exhibitions to special events

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REST&RELAXATION TIME WILL HEAL

Find your inner peace at Alaya Resort Jembawan

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ULTIMATE INDULGENCE Relax at the island’s notable spas 10

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Snapshots of events and happenings within the preceding month

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

74 INFOINDEX Useful directory of companies and island-based businesses

FIRST COLUMN PHOTO COURTESY OF QUILA AT ALILA VILLAS ULUWATU, SECOND COLUMN PHOTO COURTESY OF MAYA UBUD, THIRD COLUMN PHOTO COURTESY OF KARMA KANDARA

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LOVE NOTES FROM BALI

Craft your own perfume at L’Atelier Parfums et Créations

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ACTION&ATTRACTION PRISON BREAK

Escape from a game room at Pandora Experience Bali

HIDDEN GEM OF WEST SUMATRA

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Discover Mandeh Sea Park, an untouched paradise in Sumatra

CAPITALCORNER CAPITAL ESCAPE

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FEBRUARY DELIGHTS To mark Valentine’s Day, ZJ’s Bar & Lounge at Mulia Bali is presenting a special performance by 2016’s X Factor Australia Finalist Timmy Knowles – all you have to do is dine at one of Mulia Bali’s restaurants, and you will get a special price to watch the performance. Meanwhile, Mulia Deli is creating Valentine Confections that is perfect as a gift for your loved one on Valentine’s Day. Other special delicacies this month at Mulia Bali include roasted Pipa pigeon at Table8, Korean cooking also known as Jayun-shik at The Café and Hokkaido scallops and abalone at Edogin. Don’t forget to visit Mulia Spa and take their Dreamtime Package that will pamper you with a relaxing treatment, refreshments and a special gift consisting of Mulia Spa Beeswax Candles. The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas Nusa Dua, Bali Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Kawasan Sawangan, Nusa Dua (0361) 301-7777 www.themulia.com

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Valentine’s Day will be truly romantic at Karma Kandara as the resort offers a special package for lovebirds. With price starting from US$878++, the Karma Romance package at Karma Kandara includes a daily a la carte breakfast, a one-way airport transfer, a honeymoon room set up and yoga by the beach for couples. This package also includes Karma Sutra on the Beach that will indulge couples with four-course menu amidst a romantic set up with candles, flower petals, incense and oil lanterns. Karma Romance package is also available at Karma Jimbaran (starting from US$780++) and Karma Reef in Gili Meno (starting from US$768++). The Karma Romance package at Karma Jimbaran and Karma Reef includes daily a la carte breakfast, a one-time in-villa candle light dinner and a honeymoon room set up, with an additional one-way airport transfer at Karma Jimbaran and a fast boat transfer and a 60-minute Karma Rhythm massage at Karma Reef. Karma Kandara Jalan Villa Kandara, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan (0361) 848-2200 www.karmagroup.com

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ROMANTIC UBUD The Restaurant at The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah, Ubud is presenting a special romantic dinner on February 14. Available at Rp. 1,000,000++/person, this Valentine’s dinner will indulge guests with five-course menu – among the dishes are local grilled Jumbo prawn, Tasmanian salmon tataki, Australian Wagyu beef tenderloin and ‘Luwak’ coffee panna cotta. The dinner will even be more romantic as The Restaurant is surrounded by rice fields and the night sky becomes the roof of this alfresco dining venue. The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah, Ubud Jalan Goa Gajah, Tengkulak Kaja, Ubud (0361) 975-685 www.GHMhotels.com

ITALIAN NIGHT A delectable four-course dinner awaits lovebirds at Bene on February 14. Available at Rp. 650,000++/couple, the Valentine’s dinner indulges guests with Italian dishes, starting with seared pigeon breast, followed by ravioli with porcini mushrooms and main course such as grilled beef tenderloin. The night will have a sweet ending with Cioccolato del l’amore for dessert which consists of profiteroles and chocolate dome served with salted caramel and butterscotch sauce. The dinner will be accompanied by a live acoustic performance, and couples will also get two complimentary movie tickets to be redeemed at Beachwalk Mall. Bene Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort, Jalan Pantai Kuta, Kuta (0361) 846-5555 www.sheratonbalikuta.com

SWEET VALENTINE This Valentine’s Day, take the one you love on a date night at Cuca as the restaurant offers Valentine’s Sweet Memories. Cuca will set up a romantic stage and separated private spaces, while the tables will be set with candles and roses, all are especially prepared for lovebirds to have an intimate dinner. Diners can choose their favorite dish from the menu or have the chef create a special menu for them. The kitchen team will make the night even more memorable with surprise sweet treats. Valentine’s Sweet Memories is available at Rp. 150,000++/couple, with food and beverage charged based on consumption. Reservations are essential. Cuca Jalan Yoga Perkanthi, Jimbaran (0361) 708-066 www.cucaflavor.com

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NEW&NEWS

NEW IN JIMBARAN Nestled within the area of Samasta Lifestyle Village in Jimbaran, Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali has officially opened its doors. The new and first five-star hotel by Summarecon provides 297 rooms and suites, each one has its own balcony and is embracing Balinese arts and designs. The facilities include a 2,500-square-meter swimming pool, Meera (Ocean) Kid’s Club, a Teen Club, a 24-hour gym and a spa – the last two will be open in March. A number of dining venues are also available, such as the signature Anarasa restaurant that presents international cuisine and live cooking stations, Above Eleven and Mövenpick Café. To celebrate the opening, Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali presents a Special Opening Offer where guests who made bookings on its website will get a special price of Rp. 1,880,000++/night for two persons, inclusive of daily breakfast and an F&B credit worth Rp. 200,000/room. Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali Jalan Wanagiri No. 1, Jimbaran (0361) 472-5777 www.movenpick.com

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Looking for some delectable Spanish tapas dishes on the island? Then you should head to La Finca in Batu Belig. This three-year-old restaurant is now teamed up with Chef Bastian Marcel who flew all the way from Ibiza to Bali to take the menu at La Finca up to another level. Be it traditional Spanish tapas or the modern ones with a twist, Chef Bastian and his team have created a tapas and grill menu with bold flavors, using organic farm-sourced produce, fresh seafood and high-quality meat. La Finca has also upgraded its kitchen equipment and utilities to support Chef Bastian’s cooking techniques that involves traditional wood fire and modern techniques. La Finca Jalan Subak Sari No. 77, Banjar Tegal Gundul, Batu Belig 0819-9910-5888 www.lafincabali.com

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SAY I DO HARRIS Hotel & Residences Sunset Road – Bali proudly announces the opening of their new chapel. The new wedding chapel is surrounded by a beautiful tropical setting with a view of the hotel’s garden; It can accommodate up to 40 persons for the holy matrimony. The hotel can also host a reception party with semi round table set up at its garden for up to 500 guests, and has selections of delectable dishes to indulge the guests, including delicious Chinese cuisine. Two wedding packages are on offer – The Sunset Chapel Blessing Package (Rp. 14,999,999++) and The Sunset Package (Rp. 9,999,999++), both inclusive of wedding chapel usage for two hours, complimentary drinks for 40 people and a preparation room, with addition of fresh flower decoration for The Sunset Chapel Blessing Package. HARRIS Hotel & Residences Sunset Road – Bali Jalan Putra Mertasari, Sunset Road, Kuta, (0361) 894-7001 www.harrishotels.com

BARRAMUNDI DELIGHT Until March 31, Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant offers Deep-Fried Flying Barramundi as the special menu of the house. This dish is served with a choice of three sauces; Thai Sauce with a sweet and sour flavor, and Black Bean Sauce or Soya Bean Sauce for a savory taste. This dish is available at Rp. 188,888 nett for two persons, including steamed rice. Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant Bali Dynasty Resort Jalan Kartika, Kuta, (0361) 752-403 www.bdr.pphotels.com

CASUAL CANGGU If you’re looking for a casual dining place in Canggu, MyWarung on Jalan Subak Sari is definitely worth a visit. MyWarung is born from a group of owners that find comfort in Indonesian food served in warung (food joints) as nothing beats home cooking with laidback environment at an affordable price. Based on their love of humble foods, they created MyWarung with a rustic design that gives a homey feeling, and brought Chef Hugo Coudurier, who decided to leave fine-dining scene after working as the executive chef of Guy Savoy at The Caesar’s Palace Hotel Las Vegas, to Bali. MyWarung serves comfort food in generous portions – their all-day breakfast options include Smashed Avocado, Fluffy Pancake, and Green Plate with quinoa, spinach and poached eggs and more. MyWarung also has selections of salad, Indonesian dishes, wraps and burgers. Don’t forget to try their dessert like Apple Crumble for a happy ending. MyWarung Jalan Subak Sari No. 80, Canggu, 0823-3912-0880 www.mywarung.com

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THE ART

OF GAMELAN

OUR CONTRIBUTOR NADIA BINTORO TAKES A BALINESE GAMELAN LESSON AT BALI CERAKEN IN BATU BULAN IN GIANYAR…

A

gamelan melody

The front gate had a sign that said

reverberated from

“Bali Ceraken”. Inside, around 20

sat calmly in front of the ensemble.

a house in a small

kids of all ages sat cross-legged

He closed his eyes while his udeng

alley in Batu Bulan in

behind a gamelan instrument. Their

(a Balinese head cover for men) was

Gianyar. It was already

hands were dancing as they hit the

bobbing up and down as his head

past five o’clock in the evening and

metal bars on their metallophones

was moving in accordance with

the neighborhood has gone quiet as

using mallets.

the melody. Once in a while, he

it was almost dusk. But as I walked

Amidst the gamelan sound, a man

shouted an instruction and corrected

into the house number eight, the

MEET THE MAN

his students’ movements. The man is

sound of the gamelan was getting

A traditional musical ensemble,

Made Subandi, the founder, patron

stronger, making the house feel alive.

gamelan is made up of percussive

and head instructor of Bali Ceraken.

It was as if there was a party.

instruments including metallophones,

Made Subandi may seem down

xylophones and kendhang

to earth from the outside, but this

motorcycles, while the front porch

(traditional drums). Each produces

soft-spoken man is actually one of

was swarmed with piles of sandals

different tunes, yet they all create a

Bali’s most prominent musicians.

that are mostly in small sizes as

hypnotizing symphony when played

Not only a local gamelan player,

they belonged to the children.

together.

Subandi is also a well-known

The lawn was packed with

international composer who is sought after throughout Bali and across the world. His innovative compositions blend traditional tunes of gamelan with modern music. He has performed in international worldmusic festivals and has traveled the world as a guest teacher to instruct gamelan, including at Gamelan Sekar Jaya in the USA. Due to his love for Balinese music, Subandi has created Bali Ceraken, a studio where Balinese children learn this traditional orchestra. Through Bali Ceraken, he nurtures the young

A group of children learning to play the gamelan at Bali Ceraken.

talents. And as the children progress in their musical levels, some are

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being invited to perform with him in a number of international music festivals. “I first started Ceraken at my home village in Batuyang with my brother. Together, we gathered local children and started teaching them gamelan for free,” explained Subandi. The studio has been running for 12 years with students coming not only from the neighboring villages in Batu Bulan but also from other parts of Bali including Klungkung, Sanur, Ubud, and as far as Karangasem. Five to 15-year-old children venture the long journey every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday to learn gamelan straight from the master. The students for the evening session are mostly boys, however Subandi explained that girls are also very much welcome in Ceraken. The young girls are mostly interested in

soon started to pick up the rhythm

was not that easy. The children

learning the gender which is held

and play the instruments flawlessly

were giggling as I was playing the

every Sunday morning. Gender

as if they had been joining the

gamelan and missing the tunes.

is originally a masculine type of

ensemble from the beginning.

Gamelan is definitely hard to master,

gamelan ensemble to accompany

and so I was pretty impressed when

a wayang (shadow puppet)

JUST PLAY!

I found out that one of the students,

performance. However, now gender

Gamelan usually consists of more

Cok Damar who was only six years

is becoming more and more popular

than ten instruments playing at

old, has gone from a beginner to

among the girl students.

once in an ensemble. And unlike

group A which is for the senior

other modern musical instruments,

players, in just six months. “What

couple of kids wearing black

gamelan does not follow numbered

is your secret in mastering the art

T-shirts, sarongs and udeng came

musical notations. It is passed down

of gamelan?” I asked Cok Damar.

rushing into the house, throwing

from generation to generation by

He said, “Just play. I like it because

their sandals off as they went in.

mouth-to-mouth and is traditionally

it’s fun.”

They were late for this session. In

not notated. Therefore, the most

a hurry, they kissed the hand of

important requirement to play

of learning gamelan. I could see the

Made Subandi as a token of respect.

gamelan is to have sensitive ears.

children were giggling and smiling

While we were talking, a

Subandi calmly welcomed them and

Indeed, fun is the core essence

Subandi began explaining to me

as they hit the instruments and play

asked them to take their place in

the system of gamelan. He then let

their part in the ensemble. Their

front of their assigned percussions.

me try playing the metallophones.

bodies were moving in line with the

Within minutes, those little children

His only remaining instruction was to

melody. It was obvious that they

listened to the ongoing melody and

listen and follow the tunes – which

really enjoyed playing the music.

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PRESERVING GAMELAN

a small sum of tuition money of

this studio. If he’s not performing

Gamelan without a doubt is an

Rp. 25,000 or about US$2/month

at music festivals around the world,

integral part of Indonesian culture.

to learn at Bali Ceraken. Most of the

Subandi teaches these children

A variety of gamelan can be found

gamelan instruments are privately

personally. And when he is absent,

in other parts of Indonesia, including

owned by Made Subandi or were

his talented mentees will take over

Java, and each different area

donated by art-patrons.

the class. Many of his students are

Pure passion and determination

studying at the gamelan senior

and instruments. For instance, the

– those are the two reasons that

school named Sekolah Menengah

Javanese gamelan has a slower

drive Made Subandi in running

Karawitan Indonesia (SMKI). These

rhythm, while the Balinese gamelan

senior students from SMKII will

sounds stronger with frequent rapid

patiently teach the younger children

changes of tempo and dynamics.

at Ceraken when Subandi is away.

Unfortunately, just like any other

These seniors often play along

old traditions, this intricate art is

with the younger students and give

starting to vanish in this modern era.

them directions on which metal

That’s why Made Subandi created

bars to hit to follow the symphony.

Bali Ceraken as a way to preserve

Many of the seniors have also

this dying art. “Bali Ceraken was

become professional musicians and

not established to make money or to

joined Subandi performing in music

launch the next Balinese musician.

festivals. “There is more and more

It is rather to preserve the Balinese

interest in gamelan. I surely hope

culture,” Subandi explained amidst the clamoring sounds. Bali Ceraken

that this art will always continue to Made Subandi.

live,” said Subandi. n By Nadia Bintoro

is run by donations. Each child pays

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LIFESTYLE&LEISURE

FIT IN CANGGU

NEW WORLD-CLASS DESTINATIONS FOR ATHLETES AND FITNESS ENTHUSIASTS IN BALI…

By Nineth Rachma

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programming routines. CrossFit Wanderlust has quickly grown into the biggest CrossFit community with its loyal members of both local and visiting expats.

ali has earned its

meters of space, now still under

reputation as a surfer’s

construction. The gym welcomes

classes for beginners, Wanderlust

paradise and a prime

over 130 clients and offers seven

applies on-site fundamental training

destination for wellness

classes a day, and is the first gym

through their dual coach-led group

and holistic retreats,

While other CrossFit boxes have

to open seven days a week. They

classes where everyone completes

for many years now. While Ubud

also give a full-day open gym

the same workout but scaled down to

has been the icon of the global

access for visitors who want to do

suit each participant’s personal skill

yoga community, Canggu has now

solo trainings or follow their own

levels. All levels are practiced side

evolved to a destination for travelers who are into more dynamic physical activities. The rapid development in Canggu has brought a lot of hip cafes and boutique hotels to the area, and many new world-class fitness facilities have now also settled in, adding more reason for health enthusiasts to visit Canggu. There are over ten new gyms open on the island since 2013, and Canggu is home to many of the best ones. Here are the top three best gyms in Canggu and their stories.

FITNESS JOURNEY After 11 months since their grand opening in February 2016, CrossFit Wanderlust has already started the expansion of their 500-square-meter facility with another 600 square

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by side, and the participants push their limits together to get the best result under the supervision of their certified Level 1 CrossFit Coaches. It is obvious that owner and head coach, Dave Driskell, has successfully brought CrossFit to this island with style. During his years of living like a nomad while coaching at various CrossFit branches across Asia in 2012, Dave has inspired over one million followers on social media through his #wanderlustwods journey. His passion for travel and CrossFit finally took him to Bali which he calls home, not only for himself, but also for his #wonderlustwods with his growing community. CrossFit Wanderlust is fully equipped with over 6,000 kilograms

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in weights alone, over 40 barbells and soft med-balls, more than 60

kettlebells and a soon-to-be-installed

BALI FAMILY

bouldering wall as well as extra rigs,

Steve Suryadinata, owner of Jakarta

gymnastic space and more rowers

Muay Thai Camp, has finally

and bikes within their additional

made his dream of establishing

space. CrossFit Wanderlust offers

MMA, Muay Thai and BJJ in

other distinctive features such as

Indonesia come true by teaming

Metcon class (a 45-minute high

up with Andrew Leone, the ONE

intensity interval body weight

Championship contender who

workout) and Movement class (a mix

used to coach at Phuket Top Team

between yoga, balance, ring work,

together with his brother Anthony

gymnastics and flow), and is looking

Leone and Don Carlo-Clauss. Steve’s

into expanding a wide variety of

dream of giving local Indonesian

new classes including CrossFit Kids

fighters the opportunity of receiving

and meal prep.

world-class training was supported by the Leone brothers. Don was also

Get fit at CrossFit Wanderlust.

CrossFit Wanderlust

excited to team up and relocate

Jalan Padonan No.7, Canggu

to Bali. The four became a solid

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team ever since, and are busy

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are various classes for all levels for adults and kids. Bali MMA also occasionally holds “Bali Fight Night” where everyone is welcomed to join this community to watch matches accompanied by some music. Bali MMA has created the #Balifamily community. They have been giving training every day since they were first established in October 2014, and continue to grow and provide excellent classes for their members. Bali MMA was born from people who are easy going and family oriented, and their international competitions. They

local fighters to have a successful

positive attitude creates a friendly

have also created a community they

international career.

and fun atmosphere that makes Bali

proudly call “Bali Family”. Bali MMA’s mission is to provide

Bali MMA consists of two main

MMA feel like home.

training areas, each one is over 100 square meters. The BJJ/ Grappling

Bali MMA

art facility amidst the tropical setting

room is equipped with new wall-to-

Jalan Raya Padonan No.6

of Bali where everyone can reach

wall Zebra mats and wall padding,

Tibubeneng, Canggu

their goals in a fun and friendly

and is perfect for BJJ, Grappling

0877-6188-5879

environment. Be it for general fitness

and MMA. Meanwhile, the semi-

www.balimma.com

or self-defense classes or to give

outdoor Boxing and Muay Thai

training to competitions, Bali MMA

training area has a full size boxing

LOVE AND BUSINESS

strives to preserve combat sports

ring and 15 various heavy bags,

As Bali’s first ever Affiliate CrossFit,

in Indonesia and help develop

and is also matted throughout. There

S2S CrossFit has been maintaining LAST PAGE TOP PHOTO COURTESY OF S2S CROSSFIT, ALL OTHERS BY DENIS MOSKVINOV

world-class training at a state of the

Welcome to S2S CrossFit!

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The complete facilities of S2S CrossFit.

its ‘Quality Coaching & Community’ values. It was married couple Crissilia and Matt who founded S2S CrossFit, a business that was born from their passion in CrossFit which they equally share. They built their first S2S CrossFit box in Canggu back in 2013. It all began when Crissilia, who had been working at a commercial gym in New Zealand, decided to take a six-month break in Bali to focus on training and surfing. During her trip, she found there

the business by opening a new

industry on the island as well as the

were not many gyms in Bali, and

Jimbaran facility on 5,000 square-

development of their own business

so she decided to open a small

meters of land. This new fitness

and their new life as parents,

personal training studio in Canggu

space has a spacious and fully

Crissilia and Matt try to keep

with a small number of equipment

equipped training area including

their community solid. This year,

for her clients. That was where she

an auditorium, a soccer field, two

Crissilia and Matt will focus more

met Matt, who was one of her first

volleyball courts, two basketball

on their clients’ transformation on an

clients. The two decided to team up

courts, a Yoga area, showers

individual basis by having smaller

together and created S2S CrossFit.

and other facilities that can

number ratio of coaches to clients,

Together, they started a family and

accommodate up to 400 people.

adding more variety of Fitmeals™

run a business in harmony.

Crissilia who is also a nutrition

and getting closer to their members

consultant decided to team up with

and employees. n

S2S grows together with their members and employees. They

Bali’s top experienced French chef

also have quality athletes in their

and create Fitmeals™, a tailored

S2S CrossFit

community who share the same

meal plan to help clients stay on

Jalan Raya Semat, Canggu

values. After Crissilia and Matt

track with their daily nutrition intake.

0813-3937-3550

got married, the two expanded

Despite the rapid growth of fitness

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www.s2scrossfit.com


DINE&DELIGHTS

HILLSIDE GASTRONOMY BEMUSED WITH THE QUAINT DELICACIES AT QUILA, THE NEWEST DINING ROOM AT ALILA VILLAS ULUWATU…

A

lila Villas Uluwatu has

of culinary journey. In each dish,

an extraordinary dining experience

been a notable resort

Marc transforms a simple meal

with a lot of surprises.

for those who want

into an extraordinary one, from the

to have a relaxing

presentation, the taste, and even

FIVE SENSES

holiday or simply just

the name of the menu. Everything is

Decorated with around 200 different

to see a picturesque sunset. But

thoughtfully created to give guests

Indonesian batik prints on the

now, it has one more reason to

a different dining sensation without

walls, Quila provides five table

make people go all the way to the

forgetting Indonesian roots. Quila

sets for a maximum of 10 guests.

southern tip of Bali. It is Quila, the

also uses local produce whenever

It is obvious that Quila offers an

newest dining outlet at the hotel,

possible, and stays organic and

intimate dining experience for a

which I personally consider ‘a chic

sustainable as well.

small number of people, and that’s

dining room’.

There are a lot of dining places

why reservations are essential. Quila

on the island that offer a distinct

also givespersonalized service as the

and “La” is derived from the last two

dining style, but Quila is truly one

reservation staff will let guests consult

alphabets in “Alila”. These words

of a kind as the restaurant is a mix

with the kitchen staff – or even with

perfectly reflect what Executive

of exquisite degustation and fine-

the chef himself – about their meal

Chef Marc Lorés Panadés wants to

dining, where dishes are served with

preference and dietary needs when

present at Quila – dishes that will

multisensory surprises. Come and

making a booking.

take guests up to a whole new level

visit the restaurant, and be taken on

“Qui” means “he who transforms”

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Quila presents Mediterranean-


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The warm setting of Quila.


Each dish at Quila plays with your senses.

inspired dishes, all are created to attract the guests’ five senses. For example, during my dinner at Quila, a waiter handed me a sea shell and asked me to put it on one of my ears to hear the sound of rolling waves. At the same time, the waiter also covered my eyes with a cloth. He said, “Just focus on what you hear through that shell.” from my eyes and, like magic, a seafood dish was already served on my table. The presentation of this dish was such a feast to my eyes as well – the seafood was presented on a wooden box filled with a sea stone decoration inside and covered with a glass. The seafood, which was a cray fish and burrata, was placed right on the glass cover. How amazing is that? Sound, texture, presentation and aroma – Quila successfully combines

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF QUILA AT ALILA VILLAS ULUWATU

After a minute, he took off the cloth


all those four elements to take guests beyond the dish. Each of the dishes plays with diner’s hearing, smell and feeling senses before it actually hits the palate. Another example is when a waitress brought me a dish

Executive Chef Marc Lorés Panadés

called St. George and the Dragon – I was so enchanted with the way she served it. St. George and the

Quila’s crafted mocktails, cocktails

courses though, because each of

Dragon is an appetizer that involves

or wine.

the dish is perfectly sized in sensible

beetroot, but before being served at

Quila has definitely become

portions. Because at Quila, it is

my table, the waitress told me a story

a breath of fresh air in Uluwatu.

more than just about indulging in

about a legendary tale of a dragon.

Mostly, tourists and residents of Bali

the dishes – Quila will tempt your

It made my imagination wander,

go to Uluwatu to surf and snooze

appetite and senses at the same

imagining what the dish would look

at the beaches and resorts, but

time, and make you forget about the

like. I assumed, it should be related

Quila tops off the reason for a visit

world for a while. n

to the story. When served, the dish

to Uluwatu: to treat one’s senses,

By Suhartina Sindukusumo

resembled a blooming rose made

and to be awakened again with an

of beetroot with some green-colored

exquisite dining experience. The

Quila

ice as the branch. It was beyond my

menu changes daily, and each dish

Alila Villas Uluwatu

expectation, really! And of course,

is tailored by Marc. The degustation

Jalan Belimbing Sari, Banjar

the taste of the food lived up to the

mostly comes in 10 courses, but

Tambiyak, Uluwatu

presentation. A little tip; the dishes

upon request, it can be changed.

(0361) 848-2166

are even better when paired with

Don’t get intimidated by the 10

www.alilahotels.com/uluwatu

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BRENDA RITCHMOND, THE BRAIN BEHIND BALI BUDA, TALKS ABOUT A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE…

A

ll she wanted to do

of my culture, not being able to

I was frequently ill and I grew to

was to start a healthier

articulate it. My soul craved for

understand the philosophy of “let

lifestyle for herself. But

more. I somehow sensed that life

food be thy medicine”. When I came

life is full of surprises.

was more than just macaroni and

to Bali, my passion was dance.

Brenda Ritchmond

cheese and TV. I remember one

But when I started a family I had to

(BR) never thought that her desire to

day while watching “Casper the

choose organic healthy food for my

have a better lifestyle would result in

Ghost”, I thought, “I have to spend

family and community. Back in 1999

Bali Buda, a healthy food shop and

time reading under a tree outside.”

when we opened our first Bali Buda

restaurant that now has six outlets

And so I did and I became an avid

café in Ubud we used to have “You

in Bali. Bali & Beyond (BB) got the

reader of fiction.

are what you eat – eat well, eat

chance to chat with her.

I knew I had to get out of the country, so in 1986 I applied as an AFS exchange student in high

Brenda Ritchmond

organic” written on the wall. It was a new concept at that time. Eventually I also became a full-

school. They promptly rejected me,

fledged practicing midwife and was

because I couldn’t hang out with

able to directly observe the effects

the other participants. They seemed

of a healthy diet on pregnancy and

deviant to me and so it was hard for

birth. So it has become my mission

me to fit in which made me look anti-

to spread healthy food and healthy

social. I re-applied and eventually

eating habits to my community and

they sent me to Indonesia. I had to

Indonesia at large to make each

go to the library to find out where

generation as healthy as possible

this place was, I’d never heard of

with real food as the main focus.

it! I’ve been dancing since I was five years old, I was practicing and

BB: When creating Bali Buda, what

performing tap, jazz and ballet in

was your main purpose? Was it

BB: What brought you to Bali?

the states. I studied Javanese dance

because of your deep interest in a

BR: I grew up with an extremely

in Java. Then I wanted to study

healthy lifestyle or simply because

unhealthy diet. Ice cream for

Balinese dance in Bali. So I made

you want to share its positive effect?

breakfast and no vegetables besides

my way to Bali in 1989 to study

BR: I would definitely say both. And

celery and no fruit but an apple.

dance and I fell in love. And here

there is a third reason. I believe in

There was no information on health

I am today.

long-term sustainable solutions for

readily available – it was the days

our planet and its people. I was

before the internet. And life in my

BB: And once you were in Bali, did

inspired by Indonesia’s rich heritage

teenage years seemed really empty.

you start practicing a healthy and

of health giving foods. It’s natural,

Sometimes I would look outside

organic lifestyle?

and for me healthy living is a way

across the street to our neighbors

BR: I’ve been drawn to healthy living

of life, not just a fad. My vision is to

and burst out crying at the banality

when I was a teenager. As a child,

make healthy living accessible to all.

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF BALI BUDA

PROFILE&PORTRAIT

ORGANIC LIVING


When we first opened Bali Buda, there was virtually nothing available in the way of organic produce. I had to seek out small family farmers and I started buying produce from them. That was when I found Ibu Kartini and her family. She now leads Bali Organic Association and we are proud to say that via Bali Buda we have assisted her and her farmers to revert over 40,000 hectares of land here in Bali back to organic farming. BB: How did you create the amazing Bali Buda menu? Are the menu items

Whatever your dietary habit is, we

fruity Moroccan Salad. Definitely my

all organic and plant-based?

can offer something delicious and

newest favorite!

BR: First of all it needs to be real

wholesome. BB: Why do people need to go to

and authentic. Nothing can beat your mother’s home-cooking, right?

BB: What’s your favorite menu item

Bali Buda?

Many of the dishes here have been

at Bali Buda?

BR: We take care of our health very

passed down to us from family

BR: I love our Apple Crumble Pie,

seriously, and this means we also

favorite recipes from around the

I never get enough of that. And

take care of our customers’ health

world. It is also really important for

right now I’m enjoying our new

seriously too. I love to travel across

me to adapt the recipes with the use

Hummus Sisters. It is a range of

Indonesia to find the best produce

of local, fresh organic ingredients. I

nine Mediterranean-inspired dishes

that can be brought to your kitchen

also want to serve everyone, so we

including pumpkin hummus, beetroot

table. For example, we use only high-

have quite a wide selection of foods.

hummus, roasted vegetables and

quality coconut oil and real olive oil in our production and kitchens. There is absolutely no palm oil in food and soaps. We use sea salt, non-GMO rice, soy and corn, local and organic produce as much as possible. We also support cottage industries by buying from our staff or outsourcing to families that are trying to make a living or make additional income as long as what they do is in line with our vision. So when you shop at Bali Buda, you are supporting not only yourself but a larger healthier community as well. n By Suhartina Sindukusumo www.balibuda.com

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INVITE&INDULGE

Natural Gloss

GET YOUR NAILS DONE USING ORGANIC NAIL PRODUCTS ONLY AT MARIA CURAU, A HIDDEN GEM IN PERERENAN...

U

sually, when I go to

TOXIC-FREE

a nail bar I can’t stop

The Merriam-Webster dictionary

smiling after my nail

website defines vegan as “a strict

art is done. But at

vegetarian who consumes no animal

Maria Curau, they

food or dairy products”. This means

take it to another level. Even before

Maria Curau only uses plant-based

entering the salon, I have already

products, from nail polish to essential

found joy and feel the positive

oil, foot scrub, aromatherapy

energy. Nestled in the picturesque

and lotion, with no made-made

rice fields in Pererenan in North

chemicals. All of these products are

Kuta, Maria Curau is a distinct nail

made of natural ingredients from

spa that highlights vegan products

various plants – Maria Curau has

which makes it different from other

selections of nail polish that come in

nail spas in Bali. I mean, who would

various colors derived from plants.

have thought that nail polish and foot scrub could be vegan?

When I met Tatiana, the founder of Maria Curau, she told me that

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Guests can choose one of the vegan nail polishes at Maria Curau.

cosmetics, especially nail cosmetics,

claims not to use any chemical

have always been one of her

preservatives, petrochemicals and

interests. But at the same time, she

other ingredients that could harm our

knows that nail products – or other

body.

spa products, for that matter – often contain five of the most toxic

IT’S A LUX!

ingredients that may cause serious

Bright, clean, vibrant and relaxing

health problems like cancer, asthma

– that was my first impression upon

and even more deadly effects. As a

entering this nail spa. Two white

health enthusiast herself, she came

bohemian hammocks caught my

up with the idea to open a spa

eye on my first step into the spa,

that concentrates on healthy nail

and it was the green plants as well

treatments. Maria translated that

as the colorful cushion, plush sofas,

idea. Using all-organic products

attractive artwork and big windows

most of which are homemade and

that let the sunshine in that made me

naturally-processed, this spa proudly

feel even more peaceful and happy.

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As if that’s not enough, Maria Curau

coconut, I assured myself to come

also has cozy loungers overlook

back for another Luxe treatment

the view of the rice fields – I’m sure

someday.

whoever get pampered on those

When I thought the treatment

loungers will feel blessed to know

was about to end, one of the

that a heavenly place like this exists

therapists washed my hands and

on the island!

feet, and began to apply organic

After sipping their homemade

coconut oil and gave me another

kombucha for refreshment, I opted

gentle massage. She then wrapped

for their Luxe treatment as suggested

my feet with towels and continued

by Tatiana. Luxe is the spa’s

to massage them. If other spa’s

manicure and pedicure signature

manicure and pedicure sessions

treatment that started with inhaling

only involve foot wash and nail

some cajuput oil that made me feel relax, followed by soaking my hands and feet in copper bowls that are filled with coconut milk, sea salt and lavender oil. The coconut milk benefited my dry hands and feet because it is actually a natural

felt natural and from the aroma I

moisturizer, while lavender oil is a

could tell it contains no chemical. This non-toxic spa has its own

natural antiseptic. The combination of the two successfully soothed my

slogan: ‘Art, Social, Beauty’.

dry skin. Afterwards, the therapist

‘Beauty’ is applied with their

carefully groomed my cuticles, and

non-toxic treatments, while ‘Art’

once done, she massaged my hands

is displayed on one of the spa’s

and arms, while another therapist

corners where adorable products

joined her to massage my feet and

such as summer headbands and

legs with coconut scrub. As a fan of

bikinis are on offer. And ‘Social’ is applied in another corner that showcases handmade dolls made by of the dolls is to support Bumi Sehat

whole package that consists of much

Foundation. Last but not least, almost

more. My most favorite part is when

every month, Maria Curau holds

they started to apply Kester Black

a charity event where everyone is

nail polish. Kester Black is a cruelty-

invited to join. n

free nail polish that has earned an

By Suhartina Sindukusumo

accreditation from Choose Cruelty Free and Vegan Society. This means

Maria Curau

that the nail polish is purely made

Jalan Munduk Kedungu No. 45,

from plants. It took quite a long time

Pererenan, Mengwi

to dry my nails though, but the wait

0813-3877-5526

was well worth it because the polish

www.mariacurau.com

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local Balinese women – a purchase treatment, Maria Curau offers a


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A BBQ buffet dinner at Nyala resta urant at Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali indulges you with selec tions of meat, from grilled lamb medallion to beef sirloi n, roasted chicken and more. Dinner starts at 6.30 p.m. every Tuesday. The BBQ dinner is made even more roma ntic with live music performances and a view of the resor t’s infinity pool.

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PHOTOS BY RISTY NURRAISA

SIGHTS&SOUNDS

Our cork board of photos, quotes and fun facts that we picked up p while exploring in December and January...


We took a closer llook at the photos sent to our Instagram account, and couldn’t help but fall in love with them all . So we decided to repost two of our favori tes here. Keep tagging @baliandbeyondmagaz ine on Instagram and your photos might be in our next issues!

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Dear cat lovers, if you’re looking for a feline best frie is where you can nd, this find one! Located on Jalan Ambaraw Banjar Tengah in ati Lodtunduh in Ubud , Villa Kitty is a ca shelter where stray t cats and kittens are very well taken ca of and they are wa re iting to be adopted . 37


REST&RELAXATION Alaya Resort Jembawan has two swimming pools overlooking the valley.

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TIME WILL HEAL HIDE IN THE HEART OF UBUD AND FIND YOUR INNER PEACE…

I

t has only been three months

the alfresco lobby. “Welcome to

since Alaya Resort Jembawan

Alaya Resort Jembawan,” one of the

officially opened in the heart

hotel staff greeted me as I stepped

of Ubud, yet this new addition

out of the car. He helped me with

to the Alaya Hotels & Resorts

my baggage, and led me to the

has already touched the hearts of

reception area where I sat on one of

health enthusiasts. Located on Jalan

their comfortable sofas. He returned

Jembawan, Alaya Resort Jembawan

with a fresh towel and a welcome

offers a different kind of stay

drink, and assisted me with my check

compared to its sister’s properties,

in. It was only a couple of minutes

Alaya Resort Ubud and Alaya

later that he escorted me to my room.

Resort Kuta, as this resort gives extra

Alaya Resort Jembawan has

attention to their guests’ health.

three types of room – Deluxe Room,

Alaya Resort Jembawan is more than

Alaya Room and Alaya Suite. I

just a place to stay. It is a healing

stayed at the Alaya Room on the

sanctuary that places wellness as a

third floor which, just like the Deluxe

top priority.

Room, is a full 50 square-meters big. The Deluxe Room and Alaya

SERENE UBUD

Room are similar, except the Alaya

It was 2 p.m. when the hotel’s

Room has a bathtub. As soon as

shuttle service dropped me off at

I stepped into my room, I noticed

The alfresco lobby of Alaya Resort Jembawan.

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an artwork depicting palm trees is

birds chirping while I was lounging

their writing on a blackboard near

displayed on the wall above the

by the pool.

the entrance, “vegan food with omnivore choices”. Meaning, the

bed, which reminds me of the room at Alaya Resort Ubud. But the most

HEALING RETREAT

restaurant is focused on vegetarian

breath-taking part of the room is the

Alaya Resort Jembawan is boutique

menu, yet they still have options for

balcony. As I opened the floor-to-

in size – this resort only has 37

those who are up for some meat like

wall glass doors that connected the

rooms in total – which makes it the

chicken, beef and seafood.

room to the balcony, I could see the

perfect place for everyone who

view of the hotel’s infinity swimming

wants to escape from the crowd for

new meaning to vegan food as their

pool that lies on the ground floor.

a while. Not only does the staff pay

dishes are flavorful – my favorite is

detailed attention to your general

The Cheese Sambal, three grilled

swimming pool looked inviting,

needs, their attention to guest health

tempe (Indonesian traditional food

so I didn’t waste more time. After

adds one more point to Alaya Resort

made of fermented soybeans)

changing into my bikini, I went to

Jembawan. This resort is designed

sandwiches with oozing parmesan

the ground floor and found that this

to be a healing retreat, and that is

and cheddar cheese, shredded

resort has two swimming pools, both

shown on their healthy menu, be

cauliflower, lemon basil, fresh

overlooking the valley across from

it at their in-room dining or their

herbs, spring onions and tomato

the resort. Although the location of

restaurant, the Herb Library.

sambal. It has a bold flavor that

Even from my balcony, the

the resort is not far from the center

Located at the front of the resort

The Herb Library also gives a

made me forget that it is, in fact, a

with the view of the resort’s yoga

vegetarian dish! Another favorite is

quite hidden from the crowd. I could

pavilion, the Herb Library offers an

the Laksa Lemak, a vegetable curry

hear almost nothing but the sound of

all plant-based menu or, to quote

with coconut and oriental herbs

PHOTOS COURTESY OF ALAYA RESORT JEMBAWAN

of Ubud, Alaya Resort Jembawan is

Sneak a peek of the Alaya Room.

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with a rich flavor. It is also served with noodles, poached lemongrass chicken and curry prawn. All the foods at the Herb Library are designed by Diana von Cranach, the island’s food personality, who also ensures that no dish is being fried. As a healing retreat, Alaya Resort Jembawan offers three retreat packages for guests to choose from;

Herb Library serves delicious healthy food.

Wellness, Stress Relief and Slimming Package, each with options from two- to 21-night stay. These packages allow guests to consult about their health with Doc Suresh (the in-house wellness practitioner) and Diana. Together with the resort team, the duo will personally design a wellness itinerary for the guests – Doc Suresh will determine the yoga, pranayama and meditation classes, while Diana will design the healthy food for daily breakfast, lunch and dinner. These retreat packages are inclusive of other privileges, such as daily afternoon tea, return airport transfers, daily resort activities, and a choice of Ayurvedic and spa treatments, and more. All of the foods and activities are personally customized to suit the guests’ needs. And with the serenity that the area offers, I’m sure everyone who takes the retreat package at Alaya Resort Jembawan will feel anew when they leave the resort, like I did on the day I went home. n By Risty Nurraisa Alaya Resort Jembawan Jalan Jembawan, Ubud (0361) 908-3102 www.alayahotels.com Join a yoga session to 41 balance your mind, body and soul.

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FOTOFOLIO Feel anew after a treatment at The Spa at Padma Resort Ubud. (www.padmaresortubud.com)

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Ultimate

Indulgence This month, spend some time to spoil yourself and your loved ones by getting pampered at some of the island’s A-list spas. Not only do they have treatments that will take you on a journey of deep relaxation, these spas also have top-notch facilities like a hydro-pool that you should not take for granted. Many of them also boast magnificent views of the surrounding environment, be it the ocean, the greenery or a river view. Are you ready to get pampered? Don’t forget that a reservation is essential. By Risty Nurraisa All Courtesy Photos

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Take a relaxing treatment amidst the futuristic and modern design of AWAY Spa at W Bali – Seminyak to boost up your energy. (www.wretreatbali.com)

Experience the couple’s treatment at Spa on the Rocks at AYANA Resort and Spa Bali and enjoy their stunning view of the Indian Ocean. (www.ayana.com) 44 BALI&BEYOND FEBRUARY 2017


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Before you get pampered at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Bali at The Ritz-Carlton, Bali in Nusa Dua, make sure that you take a dip in the Hydro-Vital pool. (www.ritzcarlton.com)


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The cliff-top Spa at Bulgari Bali boasts one of the best tranquil ocean views on the island. (www.bulgarihotels.com)


Spa at Maya Ubud will spoil you with the sound of the flowing river and the view of the greenery. Pampering time couldn’t be better than this. (www.mayaresorts.com) 48 BALI&BEYOND FEBRUARY 2017


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Take the Blessings of Bali treatment with your loved one at The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay. (www.fourseasons.com/jimbaranbay)


LITTLELOVES

LOVE NOTES FROM BALI

OUR CONTRIBUTOR MELIANA SALIM CELEBRATES HER 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF LIVING IN BALI BY CRAFTING HER OWN PERFUME…

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Along came Nora Gasparini, a stunning Martinique native and founder of L’Atelier Parfums et Créations at The Ritz-Carlton, Bali in Nusa Dua. During a visit to Bali, the perfume connoisseur fell in love with the island and its wondrous scents, so she decided to stay and explore her obsession with perfumery and Indonesia through the establishment of her perfume studio in 2010.

ll year round, Bali

anniversary of living in Bali. The

smells of incense and

island has witnessed my heartbreaks

SCENTS OF SELF

offerings, flowers and

and healings, empathised with my

At L’Atelier Parfums et Créations,

spices, coffee and

failures and frustrations, and given

customers from all over the world

me love, confidence and a sense of

come to create their own scents

scooter exhaust, trash burning, rice

identity. We have a strong bond,

and learn about the raw materials

straw smoke and wet earth. It’s a

and I would like to pay homage to

of Indonesia. It’s a brilliant idea as

part of my everyday life, and it’s

Bali and celebrate our decade-long

people are constantly looking for

distinctly Bali.

relationship. The question is: how do

creative ways to express themselves.

I capture my love affair with Bali?

I have always been scent conscious

tobacco, as well as

This year marks my 10th

and the thought of encapsulating my memories of Bali in a perfume bottle excites me. Stepping into L’Atelier Parfums et Créations, I was warmly greeted by Nora and her friendly team who then led me to my workstation for the 90-minute perfume creation workshop. Nora is the epitome of a sophisticated modern woman with her timeless beauty, effortless elegance and entrepreneurial spirit. “This is the workplace of a perfumer at a much smaller scale. Inside, you will find all the notes that we like to work with,” she began. “There are three sets of notes in a perfume; top notes, middle notes and base notes. These are the layers that a perfume has to have for a harmonious scent.” The workstations consist of large teakwood tables paired with

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Craft your own perfume at one of these workstations.

Phillippe Starck-inspired Louis Ghost

15 minutes. These opening notes

comes from tree sap. It can last on

armchairs, each personalised with

give freshness to the perfume and

your skin for up to four days, if you

the studio’s logo. The space is

seduce people to buy it. Usually,

don’t take a shower!” she laughed.

contemporary: modern innovation

we use citruses, sea breeze and all

combined with history and traditions

delicate scents,” Nora elaborated.

SCENT OF A WOMAN

“The middle notes are the main

There was a short questionnaire for

glass vials of essential oils were

body of the perfume with average

me to fill in before I began. “This is

neatly arranged on narrow white

intensity and longevity. This is where

to help me get an idea of the type

shelves.

with a touch of whimsy. Little amber

you find pleasant smells like flowers

of perfume that suits you,” Nora

“The top notes are the first scents

and spices. The base notes are the

said. “Name one of your favourite

that hit your nose sharply when you

dry down of the perfume. They are

perfumes,” read the first question.

apply the perfume. They have lighter

low in intensity but high in longevity

“Eternity,” I muttered under my

molecules, which evaporate within

— the longest being benzoin, which

breath.

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A few years later, she gave

or the Proust phenomenon, where the

rushing in and transported me back

me my first perfume, “Eternity”,

act of dipping his madeleine cookie

to the ‘80s. Sitting on my parents’

to mark my teen hood. I wore the

into a cup of tea had unlocked his

bed, I would watch my mother get

elegant scent into my early twenties,

forgotten childhood memories.

ready for a romantic night out. She

carrying her with me with each

Upon completing the mini

would dress to the nines but wear no

precious spritz as I moved from

personality test, Nora tallied my

make-up, except lipstick. For the final

Indonesia to Singapore, Canada

score and categorised me as “Zen”

touch, she would spray her signature

and back.

and “Mysterious”. “Zen is soft,

fragrance, “Eternity” by Calvin Klein,

Is “Eternity” one of my favourite

citrusy and aquatic, like the smell of

a gift from my father. The luxurious

perfumes? It certainly evokes a

the sea. Mysterious is the complete

scent would linger, comforting my

nostalgia from my childhood. French

opposite. It is woody, resinous

siblings and me long after she and

writer Marcel Proust called it “odour-

and intense. You’ll have to find

my father left the house.

evoked autobiographical memory”

the balance between the two,” she smiled. An astrologer once told me that my life goal is “to seek absolute freedom and total security”. I’m sensing a pattern here. “I don’t have passion in perfume,” Nora claimed. “I have passion in scents. My husband has a better sense of smell but I am better at blending and training.” Based on the two categories, Nora guided me through the art of perfumery and some of the 44 fragrance notes — a combination of natural and synthetic aromatics, 80 percent of which are sourced in Indonesia.

SCENTS AND SENSIBILITY I wanted my ode-to-Bali perfume to include strong notes of frangipani, champaka and jasmine — Bali’s ubiquitous flowers. During the following hour and a half, I carefully smelled, squeezed and selected the notes, adding and subtracting numbers and creating various combinations that would lead to three different perfume testers. The possibilities are infinite. I could do Nora Gasparini.

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this all day! “The first tester is a warm-up to

NORA GASPARINI PHOTO BY FABIO LORENZO, ALL OTHERS COURTESY OF L’ATELIER PARFUMS ET CREATIONS AT THE RITZ-CARLTON, BALI

A flood of vivid memories came


Guests can use their bespoke perfume after three weeks.

see how all the aromatic components

base notes such as white musk and

and jasmine, and slowly releases a

blend together. The final smell is

fougère. White musk is a synthetic

deep rhythm of herbaceous fougère

already there but the molecules are

aromatic created to ethically replace

and clean white musk.

fighting with each other, so the smell

the original musk, a pungent odour

has not yet settled,” explained Nora

derived from a rectal gland of the

three weeks before you can use

as she gently dabbed some on the

endangered Himalayan male musk

your perfume. This is to ensure that

scent strips and on our forearms. It

deer. It certainly did not smell like

the maceration process is complete

was too powdery for me; I couldn’t

my Bali.

and the scents and essences are of

detect the flower notes.

“Now, you have to wait around

the highest quality,” Nora stated as

A MOMENT IN TIME

she presented my very first signature

de toilette, Nora recommended

It was decided – the standout

perfume, “A Moment in Time”,

reducing the notes I wasn’t so fond

formula was the eau de toilette.

dedicated to my Bali with love. n

of, like aldehydes, and increasing

The last step was naming my new

By Meliana Salim

the ones I loved, highlighting fresher

30 ml baby. “A Moment in Time”

scents such as aquatic, lemon,

resonated with me — a fragrance

L’Atelier Parfums et Créations

frangipani and lotus. I was pleased

of my endearing romance with Bali.

The Ritz-Carlton, Bali

with the blend: floral, sweet and

It opens with fresh lemon, oceanic

Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan Lot#3,

delicate.

breeze and dreamy lavender as top

Sawangan, Nusa Dua

notes, unleashes sweet floral aroma

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encompassing frangipani, champaka

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For the second tester, eau

The final vial was for the eau de parfum, which emphasised heavier

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into a room and find clues or solve codes to get out of the room. It could be keys, sticks, Morse code or even stairs that will lead our way out. But don’t get too excited yet, when you are able to solve one clue or break a code to open a door, because that door will lead you to another room and you need to find another clue

CRACK THE CODES AND GET OUT OF THE ESCAPE ROOM AT PANDORA EXPERIENCE BALI….

to go in. And so on, and so on…to finally get free. It seems hard at first, but knowing I will do this with up to seven friends

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makes me feel a little bit better. After obody likes to

intelligent service has to investigate

all, it is only a game, a fun game

be trapped in

a supernatural occurrence that strikes

that my friends and I tried to get

a locked room,

many prisoners at the Alcatraz

through all the rooms on a recent

especially when

Prison. Turns out, her investigation

evening. Among the three game

the setting of the

only got her to discover that an

rooms at Pandora Experience Bali,

room is spooky or rather dodgy. But

evil spirit has been waiting for her

we opted to start with the Alcatraz

at Pandora Experience Bali, to be

in Cell Block D. Does that sound

room because it is the favorite. To be

trapped in one of their three locked

scary enough? Well, that was the

fair, the game was neither difficult

rooms would be as exciting as going

story I was told before the game

nor easy – all we need is a certain

to a fun park on a Sunday. Are you

began at Alcatraz room at Pandora

level of skill to help us break all the

curious yet? Bear with me while

Experience Bali.

codes. To help us prepare before the

I’m cracking the codes to get out of

I arrived at Pandora with three

Alcatraz Prison, one of the game

friends of mine, and was greeted

rooms at Pandora Experience Bali.

by all-black walls and gothic

game starts one the staff informed us of all the rules during the game. Our journey started in a prison

settings. Pandora Experience Bali is

cell with terrifying sentences written

FIND YOUR WAY OUT

actually the fourth venue of Pandora

on black walls. All of a sudden, as

A British woman who works at an

Experience in Indonesia. Pandora is

we stood there without given any flashlight and clues, the TV came on and played a video about the British agent. At the end of the video, the agent was trapped in the Alcatraz prison. So, we played as that agent, and needed to find clues to get out. We began by examining the sentence written on the wall, but we discovered no clues there. Then we tried to look for clues all around the room, yet still we found nothing. It turned out, we needed to think

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FIRST PAGE AND SECOND PAGE TOP LEFT PHOTOS BY MELIYANA SANTOSO, ALL OTHERS BY SUHARTINA SINDUKUSUMO

ACTION&ATTRACTION

PRISON

an escape game where we will go


and match it with the instruction. All of the codes have to match, because only then will the door open automatically. It took us about one and a half hour to get out of the Alcatraz Prison, but it didn’t feel that long because we were too busy working on the codes. There were a lot of surprises along the way as well, which made the game even more fun out of the box to find a clue. For

outside the box and not to give up

– and the truth be told, we became

instance, in some rooms, we needed

too easily. Although a walkie-talkie

addicted to this game! We will

to use our math and scouting skills.

was available for us to ask for hints

surely come back to try to escape

Other clues were cracked when

from the game master when we felt

from the other two game rooms,

we tried to count some numbers on

helpless. There is no limit to how

Area 52 and Legends of El Dorado.

the wall – logic is a highly needed

many hints we can ask the game

We believe that both will be just

skill! Another time, we needed to

master, but where is the fun in that?

as exciting as Alcatraz. We can’t

find a rope to open another door or

Trying to crack the code by ourselves

wait to get our mind’s blown with

cupboard, which reminded me of my

was where the challenge is.

the clues and tricks hidden in those

days as a girl scout. In the end, when we tried to

During the game, I also noticed that Pandora Experience Bali has

undiscovered escape rooms. n By Suhartina Sindukusumo

see what lies beyond our eyes,

installed advanced technology and

we found the answers, clues and

sensory devices connected to almost

Pandora Experience

codes that lead to our way out. For

all of the items in the room. For

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some reason, this way of thinking

instance, to open one of the doors,

0878-6225-1822

has shaped my mind into thinking

we needed to read a Morse code

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BEYONDBALI

HIDDEN GEM OF WEST SUMATRA OUR CONTRIBUTOR DONNY SYOFYAN DISCOVERS MANDEH SEA PARK, AN UNTOUCHED PARADISE IN WEST SUMATRA…

W

est Sumatra

reason for tourists to come and

Ampat Islands, an area of Papua

has become

visit with the discovery of a hidden

that is known world-wide for its

one of the

paradise, Mandeh Sea Park.

incredible underwater charm.

top tourist

Located at Koto XI Tarusan subdistrict in the Pesisir Selatan

UNDER THE SEA

in Indonesia, be it for a weekend

regency, Mandeh Sea Park boasts

Mandeh Sea Park sits on an

getaway or a long holiday. This

magnificent marine life that takes

18,000 hectares of land. The word

province which is known for

one’s breath away. Visitors can opt

“mandeh” is derived from the name

its iconic Rumah Gadang (the

for diving or snorkeling to discover

of a village in the region. This area

traditional house) has virtually

the fascinating water world just

consists of exotic islands, among

everything tourists are looking for,

beneath the ocean’s surface. Due

the famous ones are Cubadak,

from remarkable natural sites to

to the beauty of its underwater

Sirandah, Cingkuak, Pagang,

unique cultural attractions. And

life, Mandeh Sea Park is often

Pasumpahan Island and more.

now, West Sumatra gives one more

considered Sumatra’s very own Raja

Many of these small islands are

destinations

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still untouched, and that’s where

live freely and untroubled by human

the beauty of Mandeh Sea Park

contact. That is also why it has

lies. Visiting this area is incomplete

become a haven for divers. Aside

without going island hopping

from its coral reefs, Mandeh Sea

for sure, and a one-night stay is

Park is also known for its shipwreck,

certainly not enough. Stay at least a

located in the Mandeh bay at 20

couple of nights in this area – take it

to 25 meters deep. Recently a team

from me, you won’t regret it for the

of shipwreck explorers assigned

rest of your life!

by the Ministry of Maritime Affairs

Around 70 hectares of Mandeh

and Fisheries made a video about

Sea Park is home to coral reefs and

divers on a guided tour around the

various species of marine biota.

shipwreck. The shipwreck is believed

This area is also so well maintained

to be the MV Boelongan, a Dutch

that a variety of marine species can

cargo ship, which was bombed by

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the Japanese army in 1942. Meanwhile, non-divers can go snorkeling to discover the underwater beauty. There are a lot of hot spots for snorkeling across this sea park. Some of the islands are surrounded by waters so crystal clear that divers and snorkelers The beautiful underwater life of Mandeh Sea Park.

can see many remarkable marine organisms clearly from the surface or several meters down. Once done with the diving or snorkeling, a visitor can relax on the white sandy beach and enjoy the fresh air. The scenic beauty of Mandeh area can also make one instantly forget about the world. Mandeh Sea Park is also a paradise for photography enthusiasts, and therefore, a camera is essential to bring while visiting the area. The beautiful underwater life and the magniďŹ cent landscape make Mandeh Sea Park the perfect place for a photo hunt.

TO A BETTER FUTURE This area has such great potential as a tourist destination, and that’s why the local government continues making improvements. They aim to make Mandeh not just as a tourist spot, but also a national sea park with a conservation area and a marine laboratory.

empowering local residents through tourism and travel industry. In the last couple of years, they have successfully promoted Mandeh on a national scale. A number of people that focus on ecotourism were appointed to help manage

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PHOTOS BY MABRURI TANJUNG

People who work in the tourism sector around the area are


Mandeh Sea Park is surrounded by crystal clear waters.

the travel business in the area, from the culinary industry to arts and

they can communicate with foreign

more were being prepared. Even the young generation also

visitors. Businesses in Mandeh will

craftsmanship, as well as boat and

receives education to help boost

also be certified for quality control.

tour guides and homestays.

the tourism sector in Mandeh. The

All of these efforts aim to establish

children of Nyalo River and Nagari

sustainable tourism in Mandeh. n

Mandeh are learning English so

By Donny Syofyan

To improve the culinary business, for instance, a number of seasoned chefs in Padang, the capital city of West Sumatra, has come to Mandeh to share their cooking ideas. Under their guidance, the cooks in Mandeh recreated rendang, West Sumatra’s traditional food that is usually made with beef, but in Mandeh using octopus, muscles, shrimps and other seafood that are easily found in local waters. The tour guides also receive training and visit other tourist attractions in West Sumatra on a study tour. The locals are also encouraged to build homestays – during my visit, there were already two homestays in the area, and five

HOW TO GET THERE: From Bali, you can get to Padang via Jakarta. Daily flights from Jakarta to Padang are available with Garuda Indonesia, Citilink, Sriwijaya Air and Lion Air. Cars are available for rent at Rp. 500,000, inclusive of a driver and fuel for a day trip. You can book a car and driver before arriving in Padang for airport pickup.

WHERE TO STAY: Giszella Hotel Jalan Raya Padang-Painan, Ps. Baru, Bayang (0756) 441-467

Langkisau Resort Hotel & Restaurant Jalan Baru Pantai Salido KM 0.8, Salido 0853-6343-1455

Rihan Hotel Jalan Jenderal Sudirman No.205, Salido (0756) 213-26

Anak Salido Residence Jalan H. Agus Salim No 42, Painan 0813-8458-1472

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CAPITALCORNER

CAPITAL ESCAPE

SPOIL YOURSELF WITH SOME RELAXING “ME” TIME CONTINUED BY SIPPING SOME REFRESHING DRINKS WITH THAT SPECIAL SOMEONE IN JAKARTA…

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fter a busy week at

FOR HIM

traditional wet-shaving, coloring and

work and dealing

There are a lot of barbershops in

hair-styling.

with the traffic in

the city, but Shortcut is worth a

Jakarta, you deserve

visit because they are the team

understand that each guest may

some “me” time to

The barbers at Shortcut

responsible for cutting and styling

have his own hair-style preferences.

relax your body and mind. A quick

President Joko Widodo’s hair since

However, if you have no idea on

spa treatment on the weekend can

he was the governor of Jakarta. This

what kind of hairstyle is perfect

help you with that. And once you’re

barbershop offers a full grooming

for you, don’t worry because the

recharged, why don’t you continue

experience that every true gentleman

barbers will give you suggestions,

your pampering day by taking that

needs – the hair and beard treatment

from a classic hairstyle to the latest

special someone out for a cocktail at

is the most favorite here. This

trend. If you want something new,

a recommended bar? These places

treatment begins with hair-washing,

you can also ask them to experiment

will spoil you in the capital city…

followed by a consultation, haircut,

with avant-garde style. To complete

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the treatment, Shortcut also gives a head and shoulder massage using high-quality products. Shortcut at Grand Indonesia Shopping Town is the ďŹ rst outlet of Barberia Indonesia, a company providing male grooming since it was ďŹ rst established in 2011. Now, the company is expanding the business by opening outlets at three other popular malls in Jakarta. While each Shortcut outlet is designed with western style, Barba Barberia at Senayan City is set with classic-

FOR HER

European style, Batavorum Barberia

While the men are groomed at

at Plaza Indonesia embraces classic-

Shortcut, the ladies can go to Gaya

colonial style of the old Batavia, and

Spa to have a relaxing time. Situated

Barba Barberia at PIK Avenue has

in the heart of Jakarta, Gaya Spa

classic-Peranakan style. All of them

offers the best Indonesian traditional

share a similar character which is

beauty treatments that have been

classic decoration that makes their

passed down from generation to

space feel homey for their guests.

generation for hundreds of years. Gaya Spa presents traditional

Shortcut

treatments from many parts of the

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surely take you to a place of deep

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relaxation.

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Minang and Minahasa. Amidst

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the modern ambiance of the spa,

steps, including a footbath with

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these luxurious spa treatments will

essential oil and a massage by

Each treatment consists of several

professional therapists. You can also use the sauna room afterwards. Once the treatment is done, you can continue to relax by sipping some healthy drinks at the lounge. Gaya Spa also offers a monthly membership package for loyal customers and special packages for couple treatments. Gaya Spa & Wellness Jalan Wolter Mongonsidi No. 25, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta

The treatment at Gaya Spa will make you glow.

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Have some refreshing drinks with that special someone at The Back Room Bar.

Now that you have recharged your

their in-house mixologist. One of the signature cocktails

infusion and lemon wedges. Now, raise your glass and enjoy

energy after your “me” time, it is

is Aging Negroni, an Italian-

your date night while listening to

time to take your special someone

inspired cocktail that combines Dry

some jazz music at The Back Room

out for a drink at one of the notable

Gin, Campari, Martini Rosso and

Bar. You can return on Monday and

bars in the city. Nestled in a corner

twisted orange zest. This drink is

Wednesday to sip some drinks with

of the ground floor of Pullman

even more unique as it is fermented

your loved one while enjoying some

Jakarta Indonesia, The Back Room

for one month before service,

live music performances that starts

Bar is the perfect place for you to

and the combination of orange

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unwind with your loved one.

and alcoholic ingredients gives a delicious bittersweet taste. While

The Back Room Bar

this place feel like a private club

Aging Negroni has a strong flavor

Pullman Jakarta Indonesia

but at the same time gives a homey

which is perfect for the men, the

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ladies can enjoy the other signature

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you can enjoy the night off by

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sipping one – or more – of their

refreshing drink has a sensational

signature cocktails which consist of

sweet flavor with Gin, cream de

By Edna Tarigan

unique mixtures, all are crafted by

cassis, Fabri syrup, cherry-water

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The fumed-teak paneling makes

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BEYONDUPDATES

SUMBA SURPRISE

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Good news for Indonesian guests at Nihiwatu, the world’s number one hotel by Travel + Leisure magazine. The hotel is offering a luxurious special package for all Indonesian ID holders as well as KIMS and KITAS holders. Available until December 31, this package consists of a three-night stay at a one bedroom villa for one or two persons, inclusive of all meals and non-alcoholic drinks for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other privileges include airport transfer and a 60-minute massage for two. Guests can also go trekking to Nihioka and indulge in breakfast at Nihioka Tree House. During the green and shoulder seasons, this package is available from Rp. 19,500,000++/villa for three-night stay, and is from Rp. 29,500,000++/villa for three-night stay on high season. Nihiwatu Sumba Island, East Nusa Tenggara Bali OfďŹ ce (0361) 757-149 www.nihiwatu.com

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STRESS RELIEVER Collaborating with renowned illustrator Johanna Basford who initiated coloring books for adults, Westin Hotels & Resorts unveiled three speciallydesigned adult coloring sheets which are available at Westin Hotels & Resorts across Asia Pacific until the end of February 2017. On December 14, 2016, The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali invited in-house guests to come together at Kites Lounge Terrace to color those sheets. www.westinnusaduabali.com

MEXICAN GALORE Motel Mexicola hosted “Africola X Motel Mexicola” where Executive Chef Steven Skelly collaborated with Duncan Welgemoed, Head Chef of Adelaide’s renowned restaurant Africola. The duo created dishes that were perfectly paired with Mezcal, Mexico’s alcoholic drink. The President of Mezcaleros Association was also present that night to introduce Mezcal to the guests. This event was the first chef collaboration at Motel Mexicola and was supported by the Mexican Embassy of Indonesia. www.motelmexicolabali.com

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A MONTH OF LOVE December 2016 was a month full of love at Grand Hyatt Bali as the property shared happiness through two different events. On December 9, Grand Hyatt Bali held an appreciation party titled “Electric” for its loyal partners and clients. The 500 guests indulged in a lavish buffet dinner accompanied by live performances. A couple of days after the party, Grand Hyatt Bali welcomed close to 400 underprivileged children from 15 orphanages and schools around Bali to celebrate Christmas together. www.bali.grand.hyatt.com

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UNDER THE MOON The St. Regis Bali Resort together with The Laguna, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa held “The Extraordinary Moonlight Dinner” at Cloud Nine Terrace to support UNICEF Check Out for Children Program. The dinner presented a collaboration of six chefs – Agung Ardiawan of The St. Regis Bali Resort, Made Putra of The Laguna Resort & Spa, Kevin Cherkas of Cuca Jimbaran, Maurizio Bombini of Mandapa, a RitzCarlton Reserve, Mandif Warokka of Teatro Gastroteque and Indonesian celebrity chef Farah Quinn. Over US$20,000 was collected for the UNICEF Check Out for Children Program to help underprivileged children and families across Asia Pacific. www.stregisbali.com

GOODBYE, 2016! Bidding goodbye to 2016, The Stones – Legian, Bali – A Marriott Autograph Collection hotel hosted a “Black and White Masquerade Party”. The party took place at the hotel’s ballroom where guests indulged in a delicious buffet dinner accompanied by live performances by Indonesian singers and musicians, like Lea Simanjuntak, Dira Sugandi, Hendri Lamiri and Maylaffayza. Saxophonist Danny Lerman was also among the performers. www.stoneshotelbali.com

ARTSY UBUD Closing 2016, The Lokha Ubud Resort, Villas & Spa hosted an art exhibition titled “Sincerity of Tropical Rain”. The exhibition aimed to support local artists by displaying a number of artworks by I Gusti Made Wisatawan, I Made Astika Yasa, I Gede Merta Sukarya and I Wayan Suardana. The opening of the exhibition was held on December 16, and among the attendees were General Manager of The Lokha Ubud GB Suddhajinendra HS and CEO of Santhini Bali Coorporate Franco Ray, BBS MMH. www.thelokhaubud.com

THE BEST BARTENDER It has only been a couple of months since Hilton Bali officially opened on the island, yet the property has already made an achievement by winning the Bar Challenge at the Hilton South East Asia & India (ISEA) F&B Masters 2016/2017. It was bartender I Wayan Santiyasa that brought home the winning title. Other winners were Dedi Setiawan from Hilton Bandung (Culinary Challenge), Cindy Khoo Li Shan from Hilton Singapore (Dessert Challenge), I Made Dwi Artika from Conrad Bali (Barista Challenge) and Kris Yao from Hilton Singapore (Sommelier Challenge). Congratulations! www.baliresort.hilton.com BALI&BEYOND FEBRUARY 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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