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WELCOME TO THE FUTURE ‘Om Swastiastu...’ For the past 19 years, Bali & Beyond Magazine has been a great supporter to the hospitality and tourism industry in Bali and across Indonesia. But amidst this increasingly digital era, we believe that 2018 is the perfect time for us to make a transformation. As of this year, we are becoming a quarterly magazine and moving a step closer to our objective of being 100 percent online, while still delivering travel, culture and lifestyle stories from the archipelago with finesse. Marking the beginning of our new transformation, this January-March 2018 issue takes you to some of the most inspiring places in Bali with concepts that bring us to the future. Our ‘DINE & DELIGHTS’ discovers SoulBytes, the new restaurant in Seminyak that is not just presenting delectable dishes but is also rich with philosophies that will

COVER Mural by Jack Bromell at SoulBytes Photo by Risty Nurraisa

make you ponder life. The Bandha Hotel & Suites will make it easy for you to scout for amazing places to see in Bali with “Handy”, a smartphone provided in each room with unlimited internet connection that you can access during your stay. Find out more about it in ‘REST & RELAXATION.’ As a one-stop beauty center, Eden Life Centres will see you through and provide everything you need to be at your best. This is the place to have non-invasive beauty or wellness treatments with the use of current technology and high-quality products. Another spa sanctuary to visit is The Spa at Padma Resort Legian where you can soothe your sore muscles with the Herbal Bundle treatment that consists of Indonesian herbal ingredients. Flip through our ‘INVITE & INDULGE’ for more details on Eden Life Centres and The Spa at Padma Resort Legian. We have more stories to share with you, such as cruising with Bulan Baru surf charter and exploring the new National Library of Indonesia in Jakarta in ‘ACTION & ATTRACTION’ and ‘CAPITAL CORNER’ respectively. As we wish you happy flipping through our pages, we would also like to invite you to check out our digital platform (website and social media accounts) as we aim to be Indonesia’s #1 travel portal that is just one click away for all our loyal readers, wherever you may be. ‘Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om…’ The Team

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

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

table of contents J A N - M A R 2018 Volume 19 No. 212

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THE MONGAH DANCE

PHOTOS & FUN FACTS

CRAFT&CULTURE Celebrating harvest time

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SIGHTS&SOUNDS

Snapshots and quotes picked up throughout November and December

LIFESTYLE&LEISURE

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Hiking the Mount Batur

DIGITAL LEISURE

JOURNEY TO THE TOP

REST&RELAXATION Stay at The Bandha Hotel & Suites

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DINE&DELIGHTS

FOOD FOR THE SOUL

LOMBOK’S SANCTUARY Escape to Hotel Tugu Lombok

Hearty meal at SoulBytes

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UNDER A JOGLO ROOF A dining experience at The Joglo House

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KEEP IT CLEAN!

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Keep the environment clean with EcoBali

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INVITE&INDULGE BEAUTY HAVEN

Eden Life Centres, a one-stop beauty center

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

FLOWER POWER Get pampered at The Spa at Padma Resort Legian

72 BEYONDUPDATES

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FOTOFOLIO

THE RIGHT PLACE, THE RIGHT TIME Phil Green captured the volcano eruption

THE SONG OF DRYNESS

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Lindy Soegito admires the beauty of Flores

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

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

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

82 INFOINDEX Useful directory of companies and island-based businesses

FIRST COLUMN PHOTO COURTESY OF SOULBYTES, SECOND COLUMN PHOTO BY PHIL GREEN, THIRD COLUMN PHOTO COURTESY OF MÖVENPICK RESORT & SPA JIMBARAN BALI

PROFILE&PORTRAIT


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LITTLELOVES

A cooking competition at The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa

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CAPITALCORNER THE TALLEST LIBRARY The new National Library of Indonesia

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ACTION&ATTRACTION EXERCISE IN PARADISE

Join training sessions on a Phinisi boat

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TOP AND BOTTOM LEFT PHOTOS BY EDNA TARIGAN, BOTTOM RIGHT PHOTO COURTESY OF BULAN BARU

LET THE RACE BEGIN!


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NEW&NEWS

NATURAL CLEANSER Looking for a perfect cleanser to dissolve long-wearing makeup? The new Rejuvenating Pomegranate Cleansing Oil from Sensatia Botanicals is what you need. Made out of non-comedogenic natural ingredients consisting of pomegranate oil, argan oil and magnolia berry extract, this cleansing oil is really gentle and when massaged into the skin, it can help pull out dirt without clogging pores to remove even the most stubborn make up. Available at Rp. 180,000 for 100 ml, the cleansing oil can be purchased at all Sensatia Botanicals outlets and website. www.sensatia.com

ROMANTIC LUXURY Situated on Uluwatu’s dramatic cliff-edge with a spectacular view of the Indian Ocean, the new Dedari Penthouse at Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort offers an ultimate romantic getaway for every couple in love. The 179-square-meter one-bedroom penthouse features a plush master bedroom with a spacious walk-in closet and an adjoining lavish bathroom with a rain-shower and a large oval bathtub. Every corner boasts luxurious design with a touch of Balinese details. The penthouse also has an open plan lounge, a dining space, and a private deck with a Jacuzzi for guests to unwind with refreshing drinks from the double mini bar cabinet. Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort Jalan Pemutih, Labuan Sait, Uluwatu (0361) 895-7555 www.bali-uluwatu.anantara.com

Situated within Handara Golf & Resort Bali in Bedugul, Breeze Terrace is ready to serve both staying and nonstaying guests with delectable dishes, be it for an easy afternoon with close friends, a romantic dinner with the loved ones or a BBQ session with a favorite group of people. Choose to sit in the indoor or outdoor area – the latter is better during a beautiful day to indulge in food and drinks whilst breathing in fresh mountain air and enjoying the 180-degree view of the resort’s lush greenery. This is the place to get closer to nature and enjoy a top-notch hospitality service, even for just a quick weekend getaway. Breeze Terrace Handara Golf & Resort Bali Desa Pancasari, Sukasada Singaraja, Bedugul 0897-0900-7912 www.handaragolfresort.com

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BEDUGUL’S ZEN


NEW FINE CUISINE

BEAUTY TRADITIONS Enjoy the richness of Indonesia’s wellness heritage at Arkipela Spa in Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali. The spa will re-energize your body and soul with age-old beauty recipes amidst a relaxing atmosphere from the Balinese-style interior designed by Hadi Prana. Try the “Pijat Urat” to soothe your nerves or the “Buatanku Apothecary Experience”, a 90- to 120-minute wellness journey to keep you in balance using a blend of seasonal herbs. Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali Jalan Wanagiri No. 1, Jimbaran (0361) 472-5777 www.mövenpick.com

NEW IN CANGGU Now you have more options to stay in the growing Canggu area. Following the success of COMO Uma Ubud, COMO Hotels & Resorts introduces the new COMO Uma Canggu at Echo Beach which officially opens in February 2018. The elegant beachside resort provides 119 rooms with several categories, from standard guestrooms to suites and a three-bedroom penthouse duplex with a rooftop pool. The hotel also features COMO Beach Club for a remarkable sunset session accompanied by delectable dishes and COMO Shambhala Retreat to experience a yoga and Pilates class as well as spa treatments. COMO Uma Canggu Jalan Pantai Batu Mejan, Echo Beach, Canggu, (0361) 302-2228 www.comohotels.com/umacanggu

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Selections of new food and drinks await you at FIRE restaurant at W Bali – Seminyak. Starting from February 2018 onwards, you can indulge in the delicious Batik lobster wonton with oxtail soup, or the lightly cured Hamachi with wild fennel panna cotta. Other new creations include low and slow roasted top sirloin and braised short rib, caramelized pork belly with sunflower seed risotto, duck cracker, Wagyu beef marmalade on toast, and many more. Don’t forget to indulge them with one or more of the new drinks, such as “Upside Down” with galiano, martini rosso and raspberry puree, or “Drive Me In” that incorporates light rum apple juice and passion fruit with sparkling wine. W Bali – Seminyak Jalan Petitenget, Kerobokan, Seminyak, (0361) 3000-106 www.wretreatbali.com


CRAFT&CULTURE The Mongah is being constructed.

THE MONGAH DANCE WATCHING A SACRED BALINESE DANCE TO CELEBRATE HARVEST TIME‌

O

nce every two

their farm to be free from pests and

years on the

for all the villagers to be safe from

ďŹ rst day of the

any kind of catastrophe.

Sasih Kapat (the fourth month in

Located about 600 to 960 meters above the sea level in

the Balinese calendar), or a day

Kintamani in the Bangli region, the

after Tilem (dead moon) on the

Bunutin Village can be reached from

third month, the people of Bunutin

the Bayung Gede intersection to the

Village hold the Wali Panguangan

direction of Belancan or through the

ceremony, a sacred tradition to

Payangan Village in Gianyar to the

celebrate harvest time. At the

direction of Manik Liyu. According

same time, they also host Nangluk

to the village chief, I Made Subrata,

Merana, a ritual where they pray for

most of the villagers plant oranges,

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and that’s why this village is known as one of the biggest orange producers in the Kintamani area. Oranges from Bunutin Village are famous for their quality, as well as their juicy and sweet flavor. And just like the rest of the Balinese villages nestled on the foot of the mountain, the Bunutin Village also holds on to the “Ulu Apad” system, a traditional community structure with Jro Kubayan as the leader who will conduct the Wali Penguangan ceremony. Wayan Rungu, another key member of the village, also explained that the villagers hold two ceremonies that are similar to that of the Balinese Silent Day. The first one is the Nyepi Desa where the people must restrain from doing any kind of activities for a day, just like on the big Silent Day that is celebrated throughout Bali to commemorate the New Year of Saka. The second one is Nyepi Tegal where they are restricted from going to the farm or field. In the old days, Nyepi Tegal or also known as Nyepi Uma

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(farm) used to be held in almost every village in Bali when the rice grain began to bloom. But now, only a number of villages still host this tradition.

THE BIG DAY A day prior to the big ceremony, the villagers hand in hand prepare everything, including butchering beef meat for offerings and for food. On that day, the young men start to make Mongah – a kind construction covered with leaves – at the front yard of the village temple. The bamboo constructions are created as big as the body of the young men that will pull the Mongah. Different kind of leaves, mostly ferns, are gathered from the nearby forest for decoration.

The Baris dance is commenced before the Mongah dance.

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PHOTOS BY I NENGAH JANUARTHA

of an effigy made of bamboo


The Mongah dance performance.

The young men divided

starts with a prayer led by a local

and once in a while they try to

themselves into several groups,

priest, and at about 12 p.m. the

approach and tease the audience,

depending on the number of the

dancing performances commence.

but the pecalang (the Balinese

Mongah that needs to be built. All

The Rejang Dance and Pependetan

village officers) get in their way.

of the bamboo constructions have

are performed by the village girls,

After about 10 minutes, the dancers

to be covered with leaves, except

followed by several Baris Dances

start to act tired and dance their

for a small part at the front for the

that symbolize birds as farm pests

way out of the temple area. To end

dancers to peek as they dance. The

and the villagers’ strive to frighten

the ritual, the villagers then hold

next morning, the women and the

them away – the Baris Dance

another prayer at the temple.

teen girls have to bring offerings of

includes the Truna Baris, the Juntal

fruits and traditional light bites to the

Baris and the Jojor Baris. And just

that Mongah is a part of

village temple where the ceremony

before the Jojor Baris dancers finish

“Nyomya”, a belief to neutralize

takes place.

their performance, the Mongah

negative impacts in their daily lives,

It is almost afternoon when the

The Bunutin Villagers believe

dancers suddenly enter the temple

including the ones caused by pests.

village temple is full of the villagers

area, taking over the ‘stage’ from

And this is why it is important to

as well as people from outside of

the Baris dancers.

preserve this dance from generation

Bunutin Village who have come to see the ceremony. The ritual

The Mongah dancers keep on running around while dancing,

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to generation. „ By I Nengah Januartha


LIFESTYLE&LEISURE

JOURNEY TO THE TOP

JOIN OUR EDITOR WIWIN WIRWIDYA AND HER FAMILY EXPLORING MOUNT BATUR…

I

tried to keep my eyes open that night. I was so afraid of being

about sunrise view from Mount Batur.

Our adventure finally began as

We hit the road in the dark for

our guide drove us to the gate of

late for the sunrise that I decided

almost one and a half hours from

Bali’s UNESCO Global Geopark

not to sleep at all. That day, my

Denpasar to the meeting point at

Network. Tall trees pleased our

husband and I together with our

Toya Bungkah terminal in Kintamani.

eyes, while the road was bumpy

two-year-old son prepared to start

We finally met our guide and the

and rocky until we reached an uphill

our adventure with Expedition Bali

team from Expedition Bali, the

road — our guide, Bli Sadhu, said

Volcano Tour & Sunrise Explorer

four-wheel-drive adventure tour

that we should be able to see the

to hike Mount Batur and see the

operator. Under the beautiful starry

magnificent view of Lake Batur from

sunrise. We had to leave our home

night and the breezy mountain wind,

where we were. However, the sky

in Denpasar at 2 a.m. for Kintamani

we parked our car at the terminal

was still too dark and we could not

and we could not be later than that

and joined the Expedition Bali’s

see anything.

because otherwise we wouldn’t have

Land Rover semi-roadster to hike the

enough time to see the most-talked

mountain trails.

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After about 20 minutes of driving, we arrived at the parking lot in


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Remarkable morning on the top of Mount Batur.


front of Pura Batur complex where

several groups of hiker sat, trying

early drive from home and the

we started our hike to the top of the

to catch their breaths while having

sleepless night. From where we

Mount Batur to see the sunrise. The

some drinks before continuing their

stood, we could see the tip of the

area was still in a total darkness –

journey to the mountain top. The sky

then-erupting Mount Agung from afar

all we could see was light beams

slowly got brighter with every minute

and a silhouette of Bali’s third highest

from our flashlights. I was informed

and our group just didn’t want to

mountain, Mount Abang. We sat in

that the hike to the top of the

miss the amazing sunrise moment.

silence while trying to let nature rule

mountain normally takes an hour. It

So, we continued on.

our mind, sight and hearing.

was just enough for us to reach the top before the sun rises.

Bli Sadhu was on point in

The sun was slowly shining

predicting the time. After one

higher and the clouds below us

hour of what we considered to be

gradually disappeared. We could

THE HIKE

the hardest climb of our lives (as

finally clearly see the panorama

We took several breaks along our

we’re not really fond of hiking),

of our surroundings, including

challenging hike but still managed

we finally arrived at the top of the

magnificent Lake Batur that Bli

to keep our spirits up for catching

mountain. We lifted our faces and

Sadhu mentioned earlier. When the

the sunrise. Surprisingly, there was a

the view from the top instantly left

air felt warmer, we took as many

little food joint at our first stop where

us speechless. It was all worth the

pictures as we could.

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PHOTOS BY JAKA DHARMA (@JAKADHARMACAMERA)

The magnificent sunrise from the mountain top.


Kintamani Villagers went up to the top of Mount Batur to pray.

THE PRAYERS

children and toddlers. Every one of

family. And I guess it is true what

I think that day was one of our

them climbed the rocky mountain

people say – the best view comes

luckiest. It was 8 a.m. sharp when

slopes for one hour and did their

after the hardest climb indeed. „

we were still sitting at the top of the

prayers together on the mountain

By Wiwin Wirwidya

mountain and we could see some

top.

people wearing white outfits slowly

We decided to wait for their ritual

Expedition Bali Volcano Tour

moving in our direction. It turns out,

to finish as we seized this amazing

& Sunrise Explorer

that group of people came from

moment in pictures. It was a

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Kintamani Village and they brought

mesmerizing experience for our little

www.expeditionbali.com

offerings to the temple that is perched on the top of the mountain – and we were sitting right next to

WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE HIKING IN MOUNT BATUR:

the temple.

• Wear your best hiking shoes as the trails are sloping.

The area where we sat suddenly

• Mind your steps as you will hike under minimal lighting.

became more crowded. Hundreds

• For beginners like us, the trek can be challenging. But according to some of

of villagers wearing traditional

our friends who love hiking, Mount Batur has the friendliest path compared

Balinese outfit gathered, including

to other mountains in Bali.

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DINE&DELIGHTS

FOOD FOR THE SOUL THE NEW DINING PLACE IN SEMINYAK THAT NOT ONLY FEEDS THE BODY BUT ALSO NOURISHES THE MIND AND SOUL…

B

orn from the creative

while a coffee roaster machine, a

came in,” Ilario stated as he greeted

mind of Australian

bakery room and an open kitchen

my friends and me at our table.

Ilario Colli, SoulBytes

are located at the far end.

offers more than just quality food and coffee.

Ilario is very much inspired by

The restaurant has a positive atmosphere that comes from the

philosopher Alain de Botton who

decoration, such as a sculpture

Stepping into the restaurant, I

stated in one of his books that an

of Socrates’ bust on a wall and a

could feel the friendly vibe as the

ideal modern restaurant is one that

round tile on the floor that said “Hug

interior, designed by Caroline Usher

reminds people to be more tolerant

Spot”. “The ‘Hug Spot’ works like a

of “Ushers by Design” is set with

and become a better person. That

mistletoe,” Ilario continued. “When

classic-style furniture and modern

is why SoulBytes aims to not only

two people stand underneath the

touches. The space is cozy with a

nourish the stomach but also the soul.

mistletoe, they have to kiss. Here,

big mural on one side and a library-

“We hope that our customers, as

when two people stand on the ‘Hug

like nook on the other side. A bar is

they leave the restaurant, are more

Spot’, they have to hug each other.”

standing in the middle of the space,

enriched as a person than when they

And the surprise doesn’t stop there…

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QUALITY FOOD

cream, cheese, dill and red onion

beef patty, tomato relish, pickles,

Open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.,

rings. The ‘Soul Salads’ presents

onion jam, cheddar cheese and soft

SoulBytes presents delectable

choices of refreshing greens – and

homemade buns.

selections of all-day breakfast and

our favorite was the flavorful grilled

lunch menu. Everything seems to be

broccoli and almond flakes that

vegan-friendly dishes. From the ‘Grain

so mouth-watering that my friends

come with tasty grilled chicken, chili

& Cereals’ option, they have Vegan

and I decided to choose a number

salt and lemon yoghurt. Last but not

Nut Porridge (with almond milk,

of dishes so we can try a little bit

least, the ‘Soul Burgers’ are surely

banana, brown sugar and coconut

of this and that. As our dishes were

not to be missed – our choice fell

syrup), Bali Granola, Organic Vego

served one by one, we knew we

on the Rock of Sisyphus which is

Fried Rice and more. The Dark

made the right choice because all

so delicious with a juicy Australian

Comedy from the ‘Soul Burger’ list

SoulBytes also presents choices of

of them were spot on and

is also a top-notch for vegans with a

were presented in generous

black bean vegetable patty, beetroot

portions.

jam, rocket and tomato.

From the all-day breakfast menu, my personal favorite

ALL HOMEMADE

is the Mushroom Truffled

The restaurant is made even more

Eggs. Consisting of sautéed

outstanding since they make almost

mushrooms, poached egg

everything homemade with the use

and porcini salt on top of

of local ingredients, from baked

multi-grain bread and truffle oil, this dish is amazing to start the day. The Cured Salmon is also a refreshing choice as the Tasmanian salmon is marinated with beetroot and is served with hash brown and crème fraiche. And of course, the famous Egg Benedict is also one of the stars of the breakfast menu, where perfectly soft-poached eggs are presented with English muffin, cured salmon and delicious hollandaise sauce. The lunch menu is just as interesting. The ‘Soul Bites’ list gives us the freedom to pair either a bagel, a pretzel, and a sourdough with choices of savory toppings, like beetroot-cured salmon, ham and cheese, smashed avocado, wild mushroom and spinach, lemonrubbed chicken or prosciutto and buffalo mozzarella. We opted for a bagel with salmon, and the dish is even more fulfilling with horseradish

The “Sysiphus” Beef Burger (this photo) and Smashed Avocado and Kale (above).

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Ponder life with SoulCards.

are Vietnam Drip and French Press. Selections of standard coffee like cappuccino, espresso, café latte, macchiato, affogato and more

The interior boasts a mural that is born from a collaboration between Ilario and Australian artist Jack Bromell.

are also offered. A little tip, pair a choice of brew with homemade croissants, jam and butter – I think this is the best way to end a soulful

goods to coffee blends. The bread,

blend. On top of that, we use single

dining experience at SoulBytes. „

bagels, sourdoughs, croissants and

origins for our manual brews.”

By Risty Nurraisa

even butter and selections of jam

Choices of signature coffee include

are all made in-house, resulting

Bullet Proof with natural coconut oil

SoulBytes

in sensational fresh-from-the-oven

and unsalted butter, Gibraltar with

Jalan Petitenget No. 98, Seminyak

delicacies.

double shot of ristretto, and more,

0823-4031-6387

while some of the ‘Manual Brews’

www.soulbytesbali.com

The coffee selections will please every coffee connoisseur as SoulBytes roasts the beans and

THREE BUCKET LIST ITEMS TO CHECK ON A VISIT TO SOULBYTES!

buy non-roasted beans from different

• Coffee Charity: with every order of standard coffee (like cappuccino and

distributors and we do our own

Americano), you’ll be invited to give back to the community. The staff will

coffee profiling,” Ilario explained.

present you a wooden token which you can put in one of the three jars at the

“We combine certain beans together

bar – each token represents Rp. 1,000 and each jar represents a foundation

to make our own signature house

where the funds will be donated to. Currently, you can choose to give a donation either to BAWA for animal welfare, Trash Hero to improve the environment, or a foundation that focuses on children’s health in Bali.

• Inspiring quotes: as you indulge in delectable coffee to boost your mood, be prepared to receive quotes from the world’s thinkers like Winston Churchill, Alain de Botton, Marcus Aurelius and more as your coffee will be served with one of their aspiring statements. SoulBytes also creates thoughtprovoking SoulCards that will make you reflect on yourself with questions like, “What is your purpose in life?” If you come with your loved ones, it is best to put down that smartphone and have a deep conversation over quality food and drinks starting with these cards.

• The “Hug Spot”: don’t forget to hug the person next to you on the “Hug Spot” and spread a positive vibe!

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF SOULBYTES

creates their own house blends. “We


UNDER A JOGLO ROOF EXPERIENCE A FAMILY DAY IN CANGGU ACCOMPANIED BY DELICIOUS FOOD AND DRINKS AT THE JOGLO HOUSE…

I

t was a sunny day and the traffic to Canggu was quite busy, just like any other day in the midweek. But as my family and I arrived at The Joglo

restaurant and walked into its dining

The favorite Nasi Campur.

area, a thought crossed my mind, “This is the place where I want to be on my next lazy weekend!” I mean, how could I not love this place

roof, The Joglo welcomes everyone

where almost everything is available

and makes sure that their guests

under one roof?

have everything they need. It does

The Joglo is nestled amidst

not only serve as a restaurant

Canggu’s lively neighborhood. It is

presenting delicious Indonesian

known for its whole nutritious food,

and western food, but it is also a

but it also offers a variety of dining

tropical café for guests to enjoy local

experiences in every corner. Under

coffee, juices and cocktails with a

this gigantic Javanese teakwood

spacious kid’s playground on one

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The perfect Seared Tenderloin.

of the corners to keep the little ones

part of Bali, from families, couples,

busy and a wholefood market on

fitness enthusiasts to wholefoods

the other corner for guests to find

lovers, come to unwind.

organic food. There is also a Yoga The space is multifunctional and

DINING IN Before we went to The Joglo,

becomes some kind of a melting pot

some of my friends already gave

where different crowds from every

recommendations on the food. The refreshing Barbados.

So, we followed their suggestions and ordered the signature Nasi Campur. We were also tempted to try a little bit of the Western flavor, and we decided to have the most recommended one – the Mahi-mahi Steak served with aglio e olio and pecorino, drizzled with lemon caper sauce. For those who love spicy Asian food, the Nasi Campur (Rp. 45,000) is the perfect choice. It is different from any other Nasi Campur on

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PHOTOS BY JAKA DHARMA (@JAKADHARMACAMERA)

and Pilates studio at the rooftop.


Unwind at The Joglo with a cup of coffee (top), a vegetarian pizza (left) and a healthy smoothie bowl (below).

the e island that I’ve ever tasted – The Joglo’s Nasi Campur is more flavorful, even spicier than I

and we just couldn’t resist

expected. And even before I took my

ordering the same dish. The

first bite, I could smell the delicious

pizza consists of mushrooms,

aroma from the dish that worked up

slices of eggplant, onion, bell

my appetite. The Mahi-mahi Steak

ed pepper and mixed veggies, topped

was also our favorite. The lemon

ce with fresh homemade tomato sauce

caper sauce gave a fresh and sour

– even a carnivore like me loved

twist to the whole dish. The portion

every bite of it.

is just right and it is available at Rp. 95,000.

As I indulged our last meal, I

And while sipping my drink, I was sure that I wanted to bring my

took a look around and fell even

family back here. Maybe on my

more in love with the ambience

next visit, we would also join the

Seared Tenderloin where a juicy

of this dining spot. Even when the

Pilates and Yoga classes to burn

grilled tenderloin cut is served

day was hot, the breeze from the

some calories, while our little ones

with soft baked baby potato and

trees surrounding us was perfect to

play at the kid’s playground. How

three choices of homemade sauce;

accompany our meal time. At the

does that sound? „

mushroom, black pepper and

end of our lunch time, I decided

By Wiwin Wirwidya

broccoli puree sauce. The latter was

to freshen up a little bit with a

the champion for us as the broccoli

refreshing drink – The Barbados

The Joglo

puree sauce complemented the steak

Vodka which is an orange juice

Jalan Subak Sari 13 No. 8, Berawa,

perfectly. Some of the yogis sitting

mixed with grenadine and a little

Canggu

next to our table ordered a pan of

drop of vodka was excellent to

(0361) 934-7778

thin crispy crust Vegetariana Pizza,

complete my dining experience.

www.thejoglo.com

Another must-have here is the

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PROFILE&PORTRAIT

Paola Cannucciari strives to improve the environment.

KEEP IT CLEAN!

PAOLA CANNUCCIARI SHARES ABOUT IMPROVING THE ENVIRONMENT FOR A BETTER FUTURE…

D

management is a big issue not just in Indonesia but also in the world. As someone who has been working on environmental issues, I could see at the time that waste was a problem, with lack of awareness

espite its numerous

For me, home is where you live. I

and proper systems and solutions.

paradise beaches, Bali

have been to Sumatra and Papua,

I think everyone needs to take

has one big problem –

but I decided to reside in Bali and

responsibility and action to reduce

trash. How do we solve

establish a waste management

as much as possible the waste they

this problem? Meet

enterprise here.

are producing daily.

manager of EcoBali, a responsible

BB: What was the biggest

BB: What is your current project with

waste management company that

environmental issue that inspired

EcoBali?

aims to contribute actively to a better

you to develop EcoBali?

PC: Our work has a holistic

solid waste management in Bali. She

PC: I believe that waste

approach, and our main vision is

Paola Cannucciari (PC), the program

PHOTOS BY JAKA DHARMA (@JAKADHARMACAMERA)

talked to Bali & Beyond (BB), about the environment and what she and her team have been doing to keep the island clean. BB: Could you please share about your background? PC: I have been working on environmental issues for more than 26 years. I was relocated to Bali in 2001, and I’ve been working here ever since. My husband is Balinese and I have my Balinese family here.

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“to enable a zero waste lifestyle.”

more aware of their responsibilities

PC: I don’t need to be described or

We offer a waste collection service

as consumers. We are happy to

known. I am just a person working

for all types of non-organic waste

collaborate with Bye Bye Plastic Bag,

on environmental issues with focus

and offer composting systems for

a group that bans the use of plastic

on waste management, and my

the organic fraction so people can

bags and encourages people to use

job is one of my passions. Waste

compost at home. We run our own

reusable bags for grocery shopping.

management is such a broad topic

sorting facilities, and we have waste

We also produce reusable bags,

as it allows us to interact and work

banks programs in collaboration

because we know we cannot push

at so many levels from industrial

with companies, communities,

people to stop using plastic bags

dynamics to regulations, design,

hotels, and schools. We try to find

without giving them a solution or an

behavior, and more, and those

ways and solutions to increase

alternative.

the amount of waste that can be

The most important thing is

recycled to reduce the residue at a

that everybody needs to start

very minimum. Yet, there are many

doing something to improve the

challenges. Many people are not

environment. Ask yourself, “What

mindful yet of what happen to their

is my new resolution this year?

waste and how they can reduce it,

Stop using plastic bags? Stop using

but we always keep striving. We

plastic straws?” There are a few

know there are many people that

steps that can be done. Start by

are enthusiastic about contributing

saying no to the use of straws and

positively to the environment.

plastic bags, and make it happen. It is all about personal commitment.

BB: How do you keep yourself and the whole team motivated when

BB: With all of the things that you

there are people who are still

have done with the environment,

careless about the environment?

how do you want to be described

provide us all the possibility to work

PC: We always re-evaluate

or known?

in exploring and working on so

everything we do. We know

many needed changes for the better

that we are not alone as we are

wellbeing of humanity.

collaborating with so many parties to tackle the problem. We know that

BB: How do you personally want the

this work won’t be done in one or

Bali environment to be like in the

two years. This is a long-term project

future?

and we cannot be discouraged.

PC: I want people to enjoy Bali, to be able to go to the beach or the

BB: What is your expectation upon

mountains without having to see

Bali environment?

plastic everywhere. But in order to

PC: There are many groups working

enjoy it, we all should take action to

on environmental issues in Bali.

keep Bali clean. „

There has been some improvement

By Wiwin Wirwidya

but still a lot needs to be done, especially in waste management.

EcoBali

We hope to see more continuous

Jalan Raya Padonan, Kuta Utara

actions to prevent and better waste

0822-3779-9819

management. I hope people will be

www.eco-bali.com

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INVITE&INDULGE

BEAUTY

HAVEN

THE ONE-STOP CENTER THAT PROVIDES EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO BE AT YOUR BEST…

L

ocated in the heart of Seminyak, Eden Life Centres is the one-stop beauty destination that will help you reach your wellness goal.

Walking into the holistic center, visitors are greeted with warm smiles and escorted to meet one of the beauty experts, Adren, or the General Manager, Simone Rogers

Eden Life Centres boasts a sleek style interior.

for consultation. This is compulsory at Eden Life Centres since during consultation, the experts will

as Adren left the room, my therapist

hydrating collagen sheet mask to

examine the client’s skin and give

asked me to lie down facing up on

help cool my acne.

suggestions on the best treatment

the massage bed. Not long after,

to take.

she cleansed my skin with a simple,

cleansing, it is only then that the

After going through double

chemical-free cleanser that gave

main treatment is applied, be it

recognized my skin problems. I have

gentle cleaning. This is an important

the Galvanic treatment that gives

acnes and spots on my face which is

step to get rid of blockages on my

hydration and nutrition to mature

caused by the island’s ground water,

skin to improve my blood circulation

skin, Carboxy Detox for whitening

a problem that I have been facing

and to prepare my face for the next

and tightening skin, Dermapen

since last year. He quickly suggested

step.

which is a micro-needling for skin

During my visit, Adren quickly

I to rinse my face with mineral water

Then, I could feel something

repair and rejuvenation, or the Light

at home, and decided that I should

refreshing touched my skin – it was

Emitting Diode (LED) for skin health,

take the 60-minute facial treatment.

the mask. Eden Life Centres has two

antibacterial qualities and smoothing

He then took me to the upper level to

selections of mask; the hydrating

effects. I was up for the latter, so my

a treatment room where a therapist

collagen sheet mask or the EDEN

therapist put on a cloth and a pair of

already awaited me…

brand exfoliating and drawing

special glasses to cover my eyes.

clay mask for tightening and deep

The LED is the best option to

FRESH SKIN

cleansing. The professionals at Eden

reduce acne as it provides non-

All of the facial treatments at Eden

Life Centres will choose one of the

ablative methods and uses a

Life Centres begin with two steps:

two that best suit the client’s skin –

photodynamic principle that treats

consultation and cleansing. As soon

and for my skin, they applied the

the skin in a very safe way. The

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Adren before he left my treatment

their client’s skin more supple and

room earlier. Once the LED session

refreshed – and supple and fresh

was done, my therapist applied

my skin was after my treatment was

serum that is homemade by Eden

done.

Life Centres using organic, natural ingredients with essential oil, making

BE AT YOUR BEST

it suitable for any kind of treatment

Founded by Deborah Vanderhoek

for everyone. This holistic center

and Duncan Angus, Eden Life

also produces its own day and night

Centres is different from other

cream as well as face mist to make

beauty centers on the island. It offers

skin cells will absorb the light and turn it into energy that creates a photochemical reaction with the skin. This is amazing for relaxation and increasing glycogen, protein synthesis and cell metabolism. The LED lights come with several colors, each one has its own benefits – red is to increase cell activities, skin elasticity and collagen formation; blue works as an anti-inflammatory; green to reduce the secretion of oil and reduce stress; violet is to overcome acne; yellow gives oxygen and energy to the cells; blue and green to promote cell energy; and white to tighten the skin and remove fine lines. Judging by my skin condition and my age, my therapist used the blue light on my face as suggested by

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This beauty haven offers non-invasive treatments with the use of current technology and high-quality products.

This beauty haven also presents treatment packages, one of them being the ‘Nutritional Metabolic Reset’ package which includes nutrition consultations, 30-day metabolic reset, and IV vitamin infusions. Without a doubt, this is the place to be for a better self, inside and out, through a better lifestyle. „ treatments that are non-invasive

treatments include choices of hair

with the use of current technology

removal from the ‘Laser Clinic’ menu,

and high-quality products, and

fillers and botox, a 60- to 90-minute

Eden Life Centres

provides the best aesthetics, skin

nutrition consultation, IV infusion

Jalan Petitenget No. 12, Seminyak

doctors and nutritionists to help you

vitamin B, C and electrolytes,

(0361) 934-2958

achieve your wellness goal and help

and more.

www.edenlifecentres.com

By Risty Nurraisa

shape you to be your best self. The holistic center nurtures and educates their clients through consultations

DETOXIFY yourself from the negative impacts caused by volcanic ash from the

with counsellors, healers and other

eruption of Mount Agung. Eden Life Centres shares a drink recipe to overcome

experts. They aim to boost their

that impact and help boost your immune system, which is surely worth a try.

clients’ happiness, confidence and health through a healthy lifestyle,

Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie:

and not a quick fix.

1 bunch of coriander 2 small knobs of fresh ginger

beauty and wellness treatments aside

1 lemon

from facials. One of the popular

1 lime

here is the RockStar IV, a deluxe

3 cucumbers

IV infusion that sends vitamins and

1 cup of dark leafy greens (like spinach or kale)

minerals directly to the blood stream,

1 tablespoon of chia seeds

providing 100 percent absorption.

1 tablespoon of seaweed powder or flakes

This treatment is amazing to increase

1 cup coconut water

energy, help achieve quality sleep,

1 cup water

improve the mood and detox body as it contains 9 B vitamins, vitamin

Combine all the ingredients in a blender and drink up!

A, C, D and E and collagen. Other

Try it yourself!

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF EDEN LIFE CENTRES

Eden Life Centres offers a list of


FLOWER POWER GET PAMPERED WITH A RELAXING TREATMENT USING FRANGIPANI FLOWER AT THE SPA AT PADMA RESORT LEGIAN…

S

ituated within the

out a form to give your therapist

hotel’s complex, The

some information on your body

SOOTHING FRANGIPANI

Spa at Padma Resort

condition. The Spa offers selections

Once you are ready, a therapist

Legian offers a calming

of beauty rituals, and if you are not

will escort you to a treatment room.

sanctuary for both

sure which treatment to take, don’t

The Spa has eight treatment rooms,

staying and non-staying guests

worry because you can consult with

five of them are designed for couple

to enjoy a pampering time. The

the friendly staff to decide the best

treatments – so, if you’re looking for

location is quite hidden – it is nestled

for you. But of all the treatments

a relaxing moment with your loved

below Donbiu Restaurant – and is

they have, the most recommended

one, taking them to a spa treatment

the reason The Spa has a relaxing

is the signature Frangipani Warm

here is a perfect choice.

atmosphere that makes you easily

Oil Massage to soothe your sore

forget about the busy world outside.

muscles. And if that’s not enough,

Frangipani Warm Oil Massage

Just like other treatments, the

you can combine it with Herbal

begins with a footbath. Using Epsom

welcomed with an Indonesian

Bundle treatment for a complete

salt incorporated with lemongrass

herbal drink. You also need to fill

relaxation.

and lime essential oil, the footbath

Walking into The Spa, you are

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Sneak a peek of one of the couple’s treatment room (this photo). Begin your beauty journey with a footbath (left).

amazingly well to remove fatigue and help keep your balance. And the aroma of the frangipani petals and oil will take you to an even

HERBAL REMEDIES For a total soothing experience, it will not only cleanse your feet but

oil. This treatment incorporates

is better if you continue with the

will also put you in a sedative mood.

frangipani petals with frangipani

Herbal Bundle treatment once the

The ritual is followed by a full body

oil from Elemis, combined with

frangipani massage is over. The

massage for 60 or 90 minutes,

top-notch massage techniques that

Herbal Bundle is The Spa’s own

starting with the therapist placing

are inspired from Shiatsu, Swedish,

creation using Indonesian traditional

frangipani petals on your body.

Balinese and Lomi Lomi massage,

herbal remedies to help you ease

Then, you may feel something warm

and a little bit of Thai stretching.

your mind and body and recharge

dripping on your skin – don’t be startled, because that is the massage

The combination of all those techniques and spa products work

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your energy. Each bundle consists of chopped lemongrass, dried

PHOTOS COURTESY OF PADMA RESORT LEGIAN

deeper relaxation.


lime leaf, ginger powder, cloves and cardamoms – the bundles are boiled and steamed, mixing all of the ingredients together to create an aroma that will calm your nerves. The therapist will place the Herbal Bundle on key spots on your body, then use the bundle to massage that area with circle movements. This treatment is actually designed to pamper your body from head to toe followed by a palm-pressure massage to soothe your sore muscles. But if you don’t have much time, you can ask the therapist to only apply the Herbal Bundle to massage your head – this is great to overcome migraine and headaches. Once you have experienced the Frangipani Warm Oil Massage and Herbal Bundle, you will walk out of The Spa feeling rejuvenated, refreshed and re-energized! „ By Risty Nurraisa Padma Resort Legian Jalan Padma No. 1, Legian (0361) 752-111 www.padmaresortlegian.com

SPEND a romantic moment with your loved one during your stay at Padma Resort Legian. The Spa can help you draw an in-room romantic bath with rose petals, and gives you a more memorable experience with refreshments like wine and chocolate. This is definitely what you need to have a quality time with your better half.

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Unwind at Baruna Sky Lounge by Jimbaran Bay Beach rooftop bar with some refreshing drinks and enjoy a view of a marvelous sunset.

It was a day full of love as The Stones – Legian , Bali – A Marriott Autograph Col lection Hotel entertaine d the children from Solemen Indonesia Foundation with a cookie decoration eve nt followed by a specia l dinner.

Indulge in a breezy afternoon accompanied by Indonesian light bites for afternoon tea at Kayumanis Resto Jimbaran 36 JAN - MAR 2018/BALI&BEYOND.CO.ID in Kayumanis Jimbaran Private Estate & Spa.

PHOTOS BY RISTY NURRAISA AND JAKA DHARMA (@JAKADHARMACAMERA)

SIGHTS&SOUNDS

AND FUN FACTS S TE O U Q S, TO O PH F OUR CORK BOARD O BER AND DECEMBER... M VE O N IN G N RI O PL HILE EX THAT WE PICKED UP W


We thank you fo r all the photos se nt to our Instagram accoun t. These are the tw o of our favorites of th e month. Keep ta gg ing us (@baliandbeyond magazine) on Insta gr am and your photos might be in our ne xt issue!

is by @mike_hess_ greenery of Ubud This shot over the just breathtaking!

@queenofjour neys revealed the beauty of Waterfalls, gi Kuning ving you anot her bucket list item to chec

kout.

Stunning contemporary artworks by Pascal Hierholz, also known as Paisi, are displayed on an exhibition titled “Pullman Artist Playground - Impressions of Indonesia” at Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana Hotel and Resorts. The artworks boast the talented Life of Pie’s illustrator deep affinity for Indonesia through his distinctive strokes of brush on the canvas. Don’t miss it as the exhibition will last until April 16. BALI&BEYOND.CO.ID/JAN - MAR 2018 37


REST&RELAXATION

DIGITAL LEISURE

ENJOY A RESTFUL GETAWAY AND GET CONNECTED TO THE WORLD AT THE BANDHA HOTEL & SUITES...

W

to enjoy relaxing moments with some fresh beverages. The hotel provides 90 rooms, each one boasts a simple design with a cozy atmosphere. We stayed in the Junior Suite with a spacious

hen my

combination of wooden material and

bathroom equipped with a bathtub,

family and I

white sleek walls, while ornaments

a separate shower, a wide mirror

ďŹ rst arrived

decorate almost every corner.

and his-and-hers sinks. The bedroom

at the hotel,

Comfortable sofas are available in

area is just as comfortable with

we could see

the lobby area for guests to unwind

a super cozy couch and a coffee

that The Bandha Hotel & Suites pays

with a view of the swimming pool

table. The room also has a balcony

detailed attention to the interior. The

area. There is also a bar in the

with four single seats overlooks a

beachfront hotel looks cozy with the

middle of the main lagoon for guests

pathway that leads to the beach.

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But of all the rooms, the most

connected to everyone, everywhere

favorite here is actually the Deluxe

and that’s why they provide a free

Room with direct access to the

use of a smartphone in each room.

swimming pool. Other room

Meet ‘Handy’, the smartphone

categories include three Royal Suites

that comes with unlimited internet

(one-bedroom villas with private

connection which you can access

pools), Deluxe Suite, Grand Suite

during your stay, not only in your

and Royal Suite – each one features

room, but everywhere you go. With

a Jacuzzi, making it suitable for

Handy, you can also make domestic

families and honeymooners.

or international calls free of charge! It’s obvious that The Bandha will

MEET HANDY

make your getaway much easier

Opened in 2016, The Bandha

because you don’t have to buy a

makes sure every guest can still get

new local sim card. Just check in to

BALI&BEYOND.CO.ID/JAN - MAR 2018 39

Handy will always be at the ready to guide you.


The Bandha offers several room types, one of them being the Royal Suite.

your room and you can directly find Handy on the console table right beside your bed. Handy also helps you get to places so you don’t have to worry about getting lost in the neighborhood. And if you need any information or recommendations on and fun destinations on the island, Handy has all the answers!

RELAXING AFTERNOON For a relaxing afternoon, the hotel’s new Al Fresco café on the fifth floor will please your palate with

treatment and get pampered with on-

and the swimming pool on the other

selections of quality Indonesian

point pressure techniques, while your

side. Honestly, The Bandha is the

coffee, cocktails, tea and juices. This

little ones play in the kid’s pool.

place to be to enjoy a holiday while

is the perfect place for a quality time

Situated in a strategic location in

still connected to the world. „ By Wiwin Wirwidya

with family over delicious drinks and

Legian, The Bandha is surrounded

light bites, accompanied by a view

by so many top-notch dining places.

of the lagoon from the balcony area.

But if you don’t feel like getting out

The Bandha Hotel & Suites

And don’t forget to visit Visala Spa,

of the hotel, the popular Mozzarella

Jalan Padma Utara Legian Kaja,

the hotel’s holistic sanctuary. Parents

by the Sea is the perfect option with

Legian, (0361) 757-150

can take the Balinese spa for couple

a view of Legian Beach on one side

www.thebandha.com

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THIRD PAGE PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE BANDHA HOTEL & SUITES, ALL OTHERS BY JAKA DHARMA (@JAKADHARMACAMERA)

shopping centers, good dining spots,


LOMBOK’S SANCTUARY

ESCAPE TO THE NEIGHBORING ISLAND OF BALI AND EASE YOUR MIND AT HOTEL TUGU LOMBOK…

T

he three Gili Islands on the

You can see remarkable carvings

Majapahit era, a glorious kingdom

northern side of Lombok

with intricate details, from the God

that ruled the archipelago some

may be more popular,

of Vishnu statue under a large tree

centuries ago.

but there is actually

near the main swimming pool to the

Hotel Tugu Lombok offers an

much more to explore in

hotel’s Hening Swarga Spa which is

attractive island life as well as an

designed to resemble a temple in the

artsy getaway…

Lombok. For instance, Sire Beach on the northwest of the island is another gem that boasts a white sandy

The artistic design of Puri Dadap Merah Villa.

beach and calm ocean – and you can enjoy this paradise even more comfortably when you stay at Hotel Tugu Lombok. Taking a two-hour drive from Lombok International Airport in Praya, the capital city of Central Lombok, the hotel is unique since it is decorated by numerous antiques.

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A romantic setting at Sire Beach where you can dine under the stars.


THE VILLAS

displayed as art, but is also presented

has its own unique characteristics

Hotel Tugu Lombok is set with an

in the name of the rooms. The hotel

that are in line with the name and the

artistic design that presents the art

has several bungalows, villas and

theme of the room.

and soul as well as the romantic side

suites for guests to choose from; they

of Indonesia – which is quintessential

are Kampong Lombok Bungalows,

of the Tugu brand –, particularly

Kampong Ampenan Bungalows,

DINING SPECTACULARLY

the art of life in Lombok. The hotel

Aloon-aloon Rama Sinta Villas, Aloon-

The hotel pampers guests to indulge

is more than just a place to stay as

aloon Garden Villas, Bhagavat Gita

in delectable dishes wherever their

hundreds of artworks are showcased

Oceanfront Suites, Puri Dadap Merah

heart leads, including at the white

in almost every part of the hotel.

Villas, Sang Hyang Nirvana and

sandy Sire Beach whilst enjoying

Sang Hyang Jagatnata. Each room

breezy wind and the ocean view.

Indonesian heritage is not just

A number of dining venues are also available within the hotel area. The Bale Kokok Pletok restaurant is the main dining place with a tridentshaped pool and a 10-meter tall God of Vishnue statue by the pool the beach. In the morning, the view of Mount Rinjani adds a romantic touch to your breakfast. Even better, you can ask the hotel to arrange a unique breakfast on a traditional wooden Take a refreshing plunge in the pool with a view of the surrounding garden and the ocean.

Indulge in Sunrise Breakfast with Naga Mesem boat overlooking Mount Rinjani.

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dragon-head boat called Naga

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as well as an undisturbed view of


Tiu Kelep Waterfalls.

Hening Swarga Spa boasts ancient Indonesian architecture.

Relax your mind, body and soul at Hening Swarga Spa.

Mesem and enjoy a breathtaking sunrise view over Mount Rinjani. I mean, there is no better way to start your day in Lombok than cruising the sea while relishing delectable dishes as the sun rises from behind the majestic mountain. And if you’re lucky, you may also get a glimpse of Bali’s Mount Agung from the boat on your way back to the hotel.

NORTHERN GEMS Staying at Hotel Tugu Lombok gives you the chance to explore more of the northern side of the island. For instance, as you walk

and Tiu Kelep Waterfalls can be

class or a yoga and meditation

along the beach in front of the hotel,

easily reached with a one hour-drive

session, or get pampered with a

you can see both Mount Agung in

from the hotel followed by one-hour

massage treatment at the open-air

Bali and Mount Rinjani in Lombok

of light trekking. You can also ask

temple spa room at the Hening

when the sky is clear – and this

the hotel to help you discover other

Swarga Spa. „

view may intrigue you to discover

gems, such as strolling around the

By Edna Tarigan

the higher land of Lombok and its

traditional Segentar Village and

natural wonders, instead of going

Senaru Village.

beach-hopping.

But if you just want to stay at the

Hotel Tugu Lombok Jalan Pantai Sire, North Lombok,

hotel, don’t worry because there

West Nusa Tenggara

visit the waterfalls nestled on the

are so many interesting activities

(0370) 612-0111

mountain foot. The Sindang Gile

you can do. You can join a cooking

www.tuguhotels.com

If you want to be adventurous,

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FOTOFOLIO

THE RIGHT PLACE, THE RIGHT TIME

It was around 4 a.m. one day in early December 2017 and I was just north of Ubud, driving to Kintamani to photograph dawn skies and hopefully a sight of Mount Agung spewing forth an ash cloud. My two previous attempts earlier in the week were wasted trips due to low cloud, fog, and rain. I departed from Sanur and have learnt over the years that the weather between Sanur and Kintamani is simply chalk and cheese. No matter what the Sanur sky looks like, it’s no guide whatsoever to what the light and skies will be in Kintamani. It must be the microclimates or something. Driving early in the morning anywhere in Bali is an interesting pleasure. No traffic hassles, but it is surprising how vibrant the village markets are even at this hour. The working hour for many Balinese starts at around 3.30 a.m., and by 4.30 a.m. the markets are buzzing. A few spots of rain on my windscreen was a sign I had wished would never come. I considered briefly turning back home and getting some more sleep. Yet, I kept going anyway. As I went past the fruit stalls just below the Kintamani ridgeline, fog started to thicken up. And when I started the final 10-minute ascent, the visibility was down to a few meters. I tailgated a gravel truck to help keep me on the road. These guys can do this drive in their sleep! I reached the ridgeline and turned towards the Ulun Danu Batur Temple. It was an eerie sight in thick fog and I thought it would be another wasted journey. But, I pushed on to the spot I have in mind, which on a clear morning usually gives a great view of the four volcanoes; Mount Agung, Mount Batur and Mount Abang in Bali, and Mount Rinjani in Lombok. Shortly after 5 a.m. I arrived at my spot in the darkness and fog. I left my gear in the car and patiently waited for first light. Dawn was at 5.50 a.m., but on a clear morning the first colors of dawn light appeared around 30 minutes earlier. The first thing that caught my eye was the sky directly overhead that was clearing a little. A few minutes later, I then spotted what looked like an enormous black cloud high in the sky in the direction of Mount Agung. At first I thought it was simply a dark rain cloud, but it looked different. I then realized it was an ash cloud from Mount Agung blowing south east. I quickly went back to the car to get my photography gear. Much to my surprise, the fog in front and below my vantage point started to disperse quickly. Before my eyes was a stunning view of Mount Agung spewing forth an enormous black ash cloud, silhouetted against light of early morning. At last, I was in the right place and at the right time to take some memorable shots of Kintamani at its most magnificent moment. The dragon within Mount Agung’s chambers had awoken. This is all happened in December of 2017. Several weeks have passed now, and I hope the Gods prevail. Mount Agung has returned to its peaceful state, and Bali resumes to its harmonious existence with nature and the universe. By Phil Green Photos by Phil Green (www.baliphotoblog.smugmug.com) 44 JAN - MAR 2018/BALI&BEYOND.CO.ID


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THE SONG OF DRYNESS When the sun moves slowly to her majestic throne, The dry sea sings, Marring the thanksgiving of the Universe. In color, in curve… Flores… a collection of this island has long been a dream. The word Flores is born from Portuguese which means “flower”. O My Lord, It is not just the magical three-colored shades of the three lakes, or the native villages that live with their ancestors. Even the natural weaving is capable of making us fall in love. When only summer left with wings, stems and noises in the hills, our breathing was stopped by admiration. The land is vertical and horizontal, and morphed into flowers… Flores! By Lindy Soegito Photo by Lindy Soegito

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LITTLELOVES

LET THE RACE BEGIN! GO SHOPPING AT A FISH MARKET AND ELEVATE YOUR COOKING SKILLS BY JOINING THE “GLOBAL EPICUREAN JOURNEY” AT THE LAGUNA, A LUXURY COLLECTION RESORT & SPA…

L

earning to cook Balinese

Laguna is more than just watching

to go to the Kedonganan Fish Market

food is one of the ways

a chef conducting the class or

in Jimbaran to buy some ingredients

to get closer to the local

blending spices. It is actually a fun

for the competition. But before the

traditions. While there are

competition!

race started, the hotel team divided

many hotels and restaurants

Interested? Come and join my

us into three groups – there were

offering cooking classes, the new

experience of the “Global Epicurean

nine of us, so each group consisted

program at The Laguna, a Luxury

Journey” with a bunch of friends.

of three people. The name of each

Collection Resort & Spa will take

Our adventure started in the morning

team was Made, Nyoman and

guests to a whole new level. As

at a traditional market…

Wayan – I was in the Made group.

a part of the “Global Epicurean

One of the hotel members handed

Journey” – the resort’s latest program

FISH MARKET

each participant a bag and a list of

just launched this year –, the

It was 7 a.m. when our group

the ingredients to buy, and then we

Balinese cooking program at The

gathered at the resort’s lobby, ready

were off to the fish market using the

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Beautiful morning in the Kedonganan Fish Market.

Each group immediately set up a

shopping – in the end, it cost us time

strategy. While the other two groups

and we finished last, but where’s the

decided to divide themselves for time

fun if we were too competitive?

efficiency, my group decided to shop

The other groups were already

together and our first target was to

waiting for us at the meeting point

get the fish and then the spices and

when we returned in 20 minutes.

vegetables. Of course, we didn’t

Then, we hopped on to the car and

forget to bargain and have a little bit

returned to the resort.

of fun by taking some pictures and chatting with the sellers as we went

COOKING TIME! It was 11 a.m. when all the participants gathered at one of the two-bedroom Laguna Pool Villas for the second round of the competition; the cooking round. The Nyoman group won the first round as they managed to find all the ingredients in the list correctly, so they had the privilege of starting five minutes earlier than the others. But before participants started to cook, Executive Sous Chef Aris Supriyanto and Chef de Partie Made Tarma

resort’s car. Executive Chef Made Putra as one of the judges joined us. The hotel team really prepared everything perfectly, including providing light bites and mineral water to fill our stomachs in the car. Once we arrived at the market and got out of the car, Chef Made Putra explained the rules. “The dishes you will cook today are Grilled Fish wrapped in Banana Leaves and Balinese Minced Fish Satay. We will give each group an amount of money to spend for the ingredients,” he stated as he handed in an envelope with Rp. 100,000 inside. “You have 40 minutes to shop, and return here when you’re done. You can start… now!”

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A cooking demonstration to show the participants how the dishes should be done.

One of the team’s creations.

showed them how to get the dishes done step by step. Then, it was time to cook! Each group worked together on each of their stations, everything was perfectly prepared from the equipment to ingredients – even if we missed some ingredients when shopping, we didn’t need to worry as the hotel had everything we needed at our station. We immediately divided our responsibilities – one of another had to cut the spices while

we were joining the Masterchef

Marketing Communications Rosalyn

the other one had to blend the spices

competition! This is also an amazing

Sayswang, Chef Made Putra and

using pestle and mortal.

way for team building as each group

Chef Aris. We frantically placed

worked together to wrap the fish

each plate on the judging table,

how the professional chefs did it,

meat in banana leaves for the first

and voila! Time was up and all the

and once in a while we checked out

dish and make satay for the second

contestants were satisfied enough

the recipes that were displayed at

dish, and grilled them all.

to see their creations on the table.

We tried our best to remember

our station. Chef Aris, Chef Made

Time went so fast, suddenly we

The juries judged each dish based

Tarma and Chef Made Putra also

heard that we only had a couple

on cleanliness, teamwork, cooking

checked on us and gave some

of minutes left. It was time to start

technique, taste and presentation.

suggestions. Honestly, joining a

plating. We needed to make

cooking program at a hotel has

each plate beautiful to present

deliberate, the participants waited

never been this fun. It felt as if

them to the judges – Director of

in the living room accompanied

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While waiting for the judges to

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us was in charge of the fish meat,


The competition is followed by an indigenous Balinese - Indonesian luncheon at the dining room of the two-bedroom Laguna Pool Villa.

by light bites and fresh drinks. Not

Journey” is an extraordinary

long after, the judges went back to

experience to learn about Balinese

announce the winners. The Wayan

food in a super fun way. And in the

TRY OTHER INDIGENOUS ACTIVITIES

group won third place as the judges

end, participants were invited to a

AT THE RESORT:

found a piece of plastic in one of

lunch at the villa where the dishes

• The “Destination Discovery Tour”

their dishes – which means the

we made were presented on table,

with Chief Concierge Dwi Suparta

evaluation is really professional –,

along with the chef’s creations. „

who will explain the resort’s unique

while my group won second place.

By Risty Nurraisa

features at the lobby area that are inspired by Balinese traditions.

The winner of the day was the Nyoman group for their creativity in

The Laguna, a Luxury Collection

crafting sambal matah to compliment

Resort & Spa, BTDC Lot N2, Nusa Dua

• A three-course dinner courtesy

their dishes.

(0361) 77-1327

of Executive Chef Made Putra at

www.thelagunabali.com

Arwana Restaurant.

Clearly, the “Global Epicurean

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ACTION&ATTRACTION Find hidden paradise to surf with Bulan Baru.

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EXERCISE IN PARADISE HOP ON THE PHINISI BOAT AND FIND A HIDDEN PARADISE TO SURF OR DO TRAINING SESSIONS WITH NO ONE ELSE AROUND EXCEPT YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS…

F

or decades, Bali beaches

a steep hill to a long ride through

have been the ultimate

off-beaten treks – some destinations

surfers’ paradise, and

are extremely remote and only

over time they have been

accessible by boat. But one thing for

busier than ever while

sure is that a little patience will go

uncrowded waves became quite

a long way, and if it means finding

rare to find. On the other hand,

pure perfect waves, all the effort will

perfect waves along almost deserted

surely be worthwhile.

beaches are what surfers live for – it

If you are one of those surfers

is every surfer’s dream to be the only

searching for new untouched

one ‘riding’ those clear, barreling

paradise, Bulan Baru surf charter

waves. Hardcore surfers will do

will take you to secluded places

anything to get to a perfect surf spot.

that are lesser known to people.

It often takes quite a journey, from

They will lead you to hidden gems

A magnificent view to see from the Phinisi boat.

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with a lot to discover. Purchased in 2014 by owner Todd Gisondi, the traditional Phinisi wooden boat hand-built by craftsmen in Bira in Celebes is equipped with air conditioning and comfortable beds for 10 guests, spacious dining and recreation area, and a cozy top deck with loungers and daybeds to chill after a surf session or watch the magical sunset over an iced cold beer. And most importantly, they take you to places where there will be just you and your friends out in the ocean, surfing pristine waves with no one else around. What more you could ask for? This is the ultimate choice for a remarkable surf trip with a unique ambience for major relaxation. A number of professional surfers have had their share of this surf trip, such as Jack Freestone, Mikala Jones and Italo Ferrera to name a few. And how could they not resist it? Bulan Baru’s excellent crew takes you on a cruise from one world-class surfing destination to another with a breathtaking view of Indonesia’s tropical paradise. The cruise also comes with complete facilities, such as an amazing chef on board who will prepare delicious food every day, a standup paddleboard (SUP), those who want to go fishing or SUP paddling in between surf sessions. Honestly, this is an island-hopping adventure unlike any other. Bulan Baru’s island hopping packages are varied, including SumbawaSumba-Mangkudu routes, West Java-Panaitan-Krakatau routes and more. The cruise is getting popular

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spear guns and fishing gear for


as it was fully booked in 2017 – but

fitness vacation with an unrivalled

ocean for a refreshing swim. And

not to worry, the team is currently

view of the ocean and the beach.

when morning comes, imagine

building another boat to fulfill the

Setting off from Serangan harbor

waking up to a beautiful dawn and

high demand. According to Todd,

in Bali, the boat will sail away

starting the day with a sunrise yoga.

the new Phinisi boat will be bigger,

to a much awaited adventurous

Then, spend your day cruising along

featuring major upgrades in terms

week filled with fun activities such

an inspiring scenery of the ocean

of facility and capacity – a few of

as yoga and meditation, fitness

and exploring the wild and beautiful

exciting plans will be implemented

training, snorkeling, fun waterfall

nature of Lombok and Gili Islands.

as Bulan Baru always strives for new

trekking as well as unforgettable

With Bulan Baru, you can treasure all

innovation. And 2018 will certainly

local experiences, accompanied

of that while doing some fun training

be an even busier year.

by exceptional trainers and an

and yoga sessions, or sipping

incredible scenery. Healthy and tasty

healthy shakes and coconut water

WELLNESS CRUISE

meals are of course a part of the

whilst enjoying magical sunrises

Aside from surfing and fishing,

program as well.

and sunsets. It’s undeniably the best

Bulan Baru can also take you to

A variety of fitness training

way to see the beauty of Indonesia’s

an epic wellness retreat called

activities will keep you energized

hidden gems while keeping up with

Pulau Retreats led by Bradley

on board, from sprints, body weight

your healthy routine. „

Werner and his team of coaches.

exercises to battle rope work and

By Nineth Rachma

This retreat combines everything

other high intensity training. Feeling

you need for a well-balanced

a little bit tired? Just jump into the

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BEYONDBALI

EXPLORE BALIKPAPAN JOIN OUR CONTRIBUTOR TAUFAN WIJAYA DISCOVERING BALIKPAPAN IN EAST BORNEO AS A NEW TRAVEL DESTINATION…

B

alikpapan in East Borneo may not be a popular destination in Indonesia, yet it offers a charming experience to discover,

including delectable traditional cuisine. To get there, visitors can take a flight from several cities in Indonesia and land in the modern Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman The restroom at The Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman International Airport is designed with island vibe.

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International Airport which was so well maintained that the Airport Council International claimed it as the best airport with the best


service in Southeast Asia. Of all the

traffic. As recommended by some

Open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., this

facilities at the new airport, it’s the

local people, I headed to the RM

place also offers other seafood

design of the restrooms that have

Haur-Gading for my first lunch in the

delights, like prawns, squids,

gone viral in social media as it

city. The unpretentious dining place

snapper, and more.

depicts a view of the beach and the

is situated behind the Pasar Inpres

ocean, representing the vibe of East

Kebun Sayur (the Kebun Sayur

a walk around the market. The

Kalimantan.

traditional market). The famous

traditional market is pretty interesting

dish here is pepes patin, a fish dish

with many Dayak souvenirs on offer,

LOCAL EXPERIENCE

where fish meat is marinated with

from tenun fabrics to accessories

Arriving in Balikpapan, I was

spices, then wrapped in a banana

and traditional carvings. Here,

instantly reminded of Batam, a

leaf, grilled and served with sambal.

visitors can also find fish crackers

city island in Sumatra. These two

Imansyah, the owner of the food

called ‘kuku macan’ (tiger’s nails)

cities are thoughtfully designed with

joint, stated that he sells about 100

– but don’t worry, this light bite

excellent infrastructure and smooth

portion of pepes patin each day.

is only shaped like the nails of a

After lunch, I decided to take

Shop some souvenirs at a local market.

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tiger, and not literally a tiger’s nails. Obviously, this market is a one-stop shopping destination for visitors who are looking for some souvenirs to bring home. Afterwards, I hopped onto an angkot (angkutan kota or public transportation) to explore the city. There were only two passengers including myself, and I thought the driver would make several stops to get more passengers but he didn’t. I quietly enjoyed the city view and the breezy wind from the windows.

Balikpapan has the second largest Pertamina site, an oil and gasmining company managed by Indonesian government.

The angkot is pretty reliable and seems to cover the city fairly well. And whenever I felt a bit confused, I

the locals were happy to give me

offering a variety of local snacks

had nothing to worry about because

information on which route to take.

with reasonable prices, from grilled

And although the living cost in this

corn to ‘pisang gapit’, a grilled

mining city is considered high, the

banana dish drizzled with generous

angkot rate is really reasonable.

caramel and grated cheese – all of

As the sun started to come down, I headed down to Malawai Beach

them were perfect companions for an easy afternoon by the beach.

where young people hang out and families spend their afternoon

THE MINING CITY

together. A number of food stalls

Balikpapan is known as a mining

were lining on the side of the street,

city with Pertamina (an oil and gas mining company managed by the Indonesian government) operates two mining facilities that produce 60,000 barrels of oil/day in one place and 200,000 barrels/day in another. The processing facility stretches next to a beach where they produce selections of gas, like premium, Pertalite, Pertamax, Solar, LPG and more – the gas production country’s oil supply. This site is the second largest of Pertamina’s after the one in Cilacap in Central Java. The

Local light bites: grilled bananas with cheese (above left), and steamed and fried mantao (this photo).

view of this mining facility boasts human technology where pipes

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here covers 26 percent of the


are connected to each other with

melting pot of a number of ethnicities

in two options; fried or steamed.

enormous chimneys releasing

as many of the newcomers choose

The texture of the bun is so soft with

exhausts. The history of mining

to stay and settle down. That’s why

the right combination of the savory

in Balikpapan goes way back to

the traditions and food are quite

and sweet, and it blends perfectly

colonial time when the Dutch drilled

diverse – the city is also rich with

with the black pepper beef and the

into oil mines on February 10,

Chinese-influenced cuisine, which I

gravy. What a delightful meal to end

1897. The first well was named

discovered on my second day.

my last night in Balikpapan.

Mathilda as a collaboration of J.H.

I went back to Pasar Inpres Kebun

Perhaps Balikpapan is not a

Menten and Adams from Samuel

Sayur and found myself at a local

popular travel destination yet, but

& Co, and that was the start of

coffee shop named Depot Nam

every person that I encountered

mining industry in Balikpapan. As

Min. The ice coffee paired with

during my short visit has spoken

a memoriam to this history, an ‘oil

assorted baked goods is the perfect

lovingly and proudly of their city,

monument’ is built on Jalan Yos

companion on a hot day. For dinner,

regardless whether they were born

Sudarso, in the Pertamina area.

the Depot Simpang Restaurant which

here or not. This fact alone makes

is just a stone’s throw away from

Balikpapan such a special place,

A MELTING POT

the coffee shop is famous for its

not only for them but also for visitors.

A city full of immigrants from Java

mantou (Chinese buns) and black

And yes, I shall come back. „

and Celebes, Balikpapan is a

pepper beef. The mantou is offered

By Taufan Wijaya

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CAPITALCORNER

THE TALLEST LIBRARY VISITING THE NEW LIBRARY IN JAKARTA, CLAIMED AS THE HIGHEST IN THE WORLD…

T

he new building on Jalan

library breaks the world’s record,

Medan Merdeka Selatan,

beating the 106-meter tall Shanghai

across the National

Library Institute of Scientific and

Monument (Monas) and

Technological Information of

very close to Jakarta’s

Shanghai in China as the former

City Hall, is the current destination for bookworms. Designed dark

tallest library. The National Library of Indonesia

Entertain the little ones with tales at the children’s section.

THE OLD AND THE GIANT Entering the National Library of

blue and white, this building has

will also be more complete as

Indonesia area, you will see an old

a unique architecture shaped like

the book collections from the old

building in front of the main library,

a giant window. This is the new

National Library of Indonesia in

known as the Pendopo. Designed

building of the National Library of

Salemba in Central Jakarta will soon

with classic Javanese touches on the

Indonesia.

be relocated here. The opening

interior, the Pendopo offers a warm

of the new National Library of

welcome to every visitor.

At 127 meters high, the library

There are several rooms in the

consists of 27 levels and is declared

Indonesia somehow awakens a fresh

to be the tallest library in the world

spirit of going to the library among

Pendopo, each one tells the history

– President Joko Widodo proudly

Indonesians, especially Jakartans.

of reading and libraries in Indonesia

announced this achievement during

And these are the special remarks I

in an interactive way. Some rooms

the inauguration in September. This

found during my visit…

at the Pendopo also showcase

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reading methods, including a variety of alphabetical and writing systems from many regions in Indonesia, such as the Batak alphabets from North Sumatra and traditional Balinese scripts. A number of historical manuscripts from across Indonesia are on display, like the Negarakretagama by Mpu Prapanca and Babad Diponegoro by Prince Diponegoro. Walking into the main building, a gigantic 30-meter tall bookshelf in the lobby will amaze you. With

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height reaching up to four levels of the building, the metallic bookshelf is so attractive that you may see many visitors take photos and selfies with it as the background. To explore the second, third and fourth level, simply take one of the six escalators surrounding the giant bookshelf.

THE RULES To help you find the books you’re looking for, it is best to follow the basic rules at the National Library of Indonesia. And if you ever feel lost, just check out the board containing

The new National Library of Indonesia boasts a breathtaking view of Jakarta’s skyline.

direction and information at the lobby, next to the giant bookshelf, which shows the themes of each

from the provided computers. You

you are only allowed to take your

floor.

can browse the title of the books

laptop and stationery with you. The

using one of the computers and

first six levels of the building serve

before entering the library area, you

write down the section – mind you,

as the entrance, information and

can go to the second floor. There,

some books can only be accessed

service, office and exhibition areas,

you can register yourself, get a

with the help of the librarian.

while the library areas are located

If you need more information

membership card, and gain all the information on the book you need

Make sure to put your bag in one of the lockers on the second floor as

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from the 7th to the 24th floor. Reaching the 7th floor is where


the fun begins. This floor consists of a colorful room that is especially designed for children – it provides various books for kids as well as a playground and a nursery room. On this level, there is also a special section for the elderly and disabled people, including books in Braille. Other themes, such as audiovisual, closed and opened monograph collections, Indonesian academic science, and the archipelago’s cultural collections can be found

an inspiring view of the National

Jakarta residents, be it for academic

from the 8 to 24 floor.

Monument. On a sunny day, you

or non-academic purposes.

th

th

can even see Jakarta’s sea with a

THE CITY VIEW

silhouette of vessels around the port

bookshelves are empty, don’t worry

Almost every floor provides

from one of the windows here.

because they will be filled with

comfortable chairs and tables to

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And if you find some of the

There is an executive lounge on

books from the old library as the

make sure the visitors are convenient

the 24th floor that is perfect to host

relocation will soon be done. And

as they work and study at the

special guests or small conferences

you can always ask the library

library. But what makes this place

with an open air balcony where

staff to help you find the books

wonderful for either working or

you can enjoy the city’s skyline. On

you’re looking for to save some

studying is actually the marvelous

the weekdays, the library is filled

time. Don’t forget to keep calm and

view of the capital city. Imagine

with groups of students and general

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Looking for an exclusive watch to complete your outfit? Just head to Kota Kasablanka Mall and get the watch of your dream at Tissot’s newly opened boutique. Situated on the ground floor, the store offers a variety of styles, from the brand’s sports, classics, feminine to technological lines, including the T-Touch Expert Solar which is claimed to be the world’s first tactile watch powered by solar energy. The boutique is not only convenient but also unique as it incorporates Tissot’s tradition with the latest design and a video monitor that displays the history of Tissot over the last 161 years. Tissot Kota Kasablanka Jalan Casablanca Raya Kav. 88, South Jakarta www.tissotwatches.com

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SPORTY STYLE

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Good news is coming from Surabaya in East Java as Billabong just opened its first ever concept store there. Located on the second floor of Tunjungan Plaza – the city’s iconic shopping mall – the new store presents selections of board shorts, swimwear, walk shorts, T-shirts, and accessories. All are handpicked to meet the special taste of local consumers. The store interior boasts a beach vibe with a combination of wood and concrete fittings, creating a comfortable space for customers to shop. Ready to have some more sporty outfits? The Billabong store is open every day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Billabong Tunjungan Plaza Jalan Basuki Rahmat No. 8-12, Kedungdoro, Surabaya, East Java, (031) 5311-088 www.billabong.com

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SEE&SEEN

SAY THANK YOU! It was a night full of fun as Grand Hyatt Bali hosted an appreciation party with the theme “Cosplay” for its respected partners. The Grand Ballroom was transformed into a magical land where guests, dressed in attractive costumes, danced the night away while indulging selections of food created by Executive Chef Greg Odolak. www.bali.grand.hyatt.com

JAVA IN STYLE As a representative of Indonesian women who appreciate heritage and culture, Neusa by PURANA showcased their beautiful masterpieces at the Bali Style Escape event at Fairmont Sanur. With the theme “KALA Part 2”, they presented the capsule collections that are designed with linen and using Pekalongan stamp batik. The event was made merrier with a cooking demo by celebrity chef Sandra Djohan and Mika Hadi as well as good music and delicious canapés. www.fairmont.com/sanur-bali

The Grand Ballroom of Sheraton Bali Kuta was filled with laughter as the Standup Indo Bali crew and Ernest Prakasa, an Indonesian standup comedian, entertained guests at an event titled “For Every Child, Laughter”. The event was hosted to support UNICEF Check Out for Children Program, and successfully raised over US$15,000 for children in need. www.sheratonbalikuta.com 76 JAN - MAR 2018/BALI&BEYOND.CO.ID

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HEALTHY AFTERNOON The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali successfully hosted “Yoga with Heart” to support UNICEF Check Out for Children Program. Taking place at the Nusantara Hall, the 90-minute yoga session was conducted by Resident Wellness Specialist Jitendra Pokhriyal and Indonesia’s actor-turned-yoga-instructor Anjasmara. The event raised over Rp. 75 million to help underprivileged children. www.westinnusaduabali.com

HOUSE OF SOLUTIONS Following its success in Jakarta, the Beverage & Equipment House managed by PT. Sukanda Djaya officially opened in Bali. Located at Ruko Sunset Jaya on Jalan Mertanadi in Kuta, the house serves as a one-stop business solution for their customers who plan to start their own business in the food and beverage industry. A number of workshops are available, such as a barista training and a cooking demo. www.sukandadjaya.com

NINEYEARS AND COUNTING Celebrating their ninth anniversary, The St. Regis Bali hosted a remarkable “Cheers to Nine Years Gala Dinner”. Each of the nine courses – including a dessert by Indonesian celebrity chef Farah Quinn – was paired with fine wines from Frankland Estate. The night was made alive with jazz tunes by Bonita & the hus BAND, as well as a predinner sunset cocktail, door prizes, silent auctions, and fireworks to close the party. www.stregisbali.com BALI&BEYOND.CO.ID/JAN - MAR 2018 77


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INFOINDEX

AIRLINES

■ GERMANY

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

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

■ CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS

■ HUNGARY

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

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

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

■ INDIA

■ ROYAL BRUNEI

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

Tel: (0361) 757-292

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

■ CZECH REPUBLIC

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

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

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

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

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

CLINIC&HOSPITAL

MUSEUMS ■ AGUNG RAI MUSEUM OF ART (ARMA) Ubud, Tel: (0361) 976-659, Fax: 974-229. Jl. Pengosekan, Ubud, open daily 8 am-6pm ■ ABIAN KAPAS Jl. Nusa Indah, East Denpasar Tel: (0361) 227-176

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

■ ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM Pejeng, Tel: (0361) 942-352 Open 8 am - 3 pm weekdays ■ GEDONG KIRTYA HISTORICAL LIBRARY Tel: (0362) 25141, Jl. Veteran, Singaraja. Open 7am - 3pm Monday Thursday, until Fridaynoon, closed on weekends ■ GALLERY SENIWATI Jl. Ubud Raya, Gianyar. Tel: (0361) 975-485 ■ MUSEUM BALI Tel: (0361) 235-059, 222-680, Jl. Let. Kol Wisnu, Denpasar ■ MUSEUM LE MAYEUR Tel: (0361) 286-164, Jl. Hang Tuah, Sanur. Open 8 am - 2 pm, Tuesday - Sunday. ■ MUSEUM MANUSA YADNYA Mengwi, open daily, but often unattended ■ MUSEUM NEKA Tel: (0361) 975-074, 975-034, Jl. Raya Campuan, Ubud open daily 9 am - 5 pm.

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

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

■ POLAND

■ BIMC Hospital Kuta

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

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

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

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

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

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

■ THAILAND Jl. Puputan Raya No. 81,

■ FRANCE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

■ SILOAM HOSPITALS

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

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

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

■ RUMAH SAKIT UMUM PUSAT SANGLAH ■ TIMOR LESTE

■ MUSEUM PURI LUKISAN

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

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


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