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ISLAND CALLING ‘Om Swastiastu...’

The clock was ticking and soon it was 12 a.m. sharp. Sounds of trumpet horns filled the air and colorful fireworks painted the night sky. Everyone cheered, “Happy New Year!” And so another year has passed, and a new year has begun. At this point one usually has new resolutions like a healthier life, a better job or simply a fresh start – the latter is probably easy to find in Bali if you spend the beginning of 2017 here.

COVER Photo Courtesy of NusaBay Menjangan by WHM

To welcome in 2017, why don’t you hit up some new places on the island? New hang out places have opened in Bali throughout 2016, and we will take you to three of our favorites in ‘LIFESTYLE & LEISURE’. Either you want to chill in a plunge pool, party like a sailor, or just unwind with high-quality coffee, you choose! And if you’re looking for a casual yet fine place to dine with family and friends, Kaum is where you should go. Located on the upper floor of the Potato Head Beach Club, this new addition from PTT Family offers delicious deep-rooted Indonesian dishes – find out more about it in ‘DINE & DELIGHTS’. A New Year means new energy. To make you feel fully rejuvenated, just head to Therapy Seminyak where a list of wonderful treatments is waiting. Read ‘INVITE & INDULGE’ for more details. And for a remarkable stay experience, flip through ‘REST & RELAXATION’ for options on beachfront hotels in Kuta, Jimbaran and Sanur. From outside of Bali we share our Solo trip with Alila Solo in ‘BEYOND BALI’, while our contributor Edna Tarigan describes her experience at Ekologika Lodges on Portibi Farms in ‘CAPITAL CORNER’. All are especially presented to give you insights for the start of a wonderful new year.

‘Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om…’ The Team

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

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GOODBYE, CHILDHOOD!

PHOTOS & FUN FACTS

CRAFT&CULTURE

Witnessing a mepandes ceremony

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SIGHTS&SOUNDS

Snapshots and quotes picked up throughout November and December

LIFESTYLE&LEISURE

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Three of the most trending hang out places in Bali

BY THE BEACH

A PLAYFUL BEGINNING

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REST&RELAXATION Beachfront hotels in Kuta, Jimbaran and Sanur

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DINE&DELIGHTS

BACK TO THE ROOTS

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PROFILE&PORTRAIT

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

Jerinx shares his ideas on music, social activities and tourism in Bali

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

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INVITE&INDULGE A THERAPY IN NEED

Feeling rejuvenated at Therapy Seminyak

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6 0 BEYONDUPDATES News updates from the tourism industry and what’s new beyond Bali

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

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

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

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70 INFOINDEX Useful directory of companies and island-based businesses

FIRST COLUMN PHOTO COURTESY OF KAUM, SECOND COLUMN PHOTO COURTESY OF MAYA SANUR, THIRD COLUMN PHOTO COURTESY OF SAMABE BALI SUITES & VILLAS

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BEAUTIFUL DESIRE

A collection of artwork by Naomi Samara

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GREENER EARTH Join Avani and take care of Mother Earth

BEYONDBALI

THE SOUL OF SOLO Alila Solo raises Central Java to a whole new level

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TOP PHOTO BY RISTY NURRAISA, BOTTOM LEFT PHOTO COURTESY OF ALILA SOLO, BOTTOM RIGHT PHOTO COURTESY OF GHOSTBIRD + SWOON BOTTOM RIGHT PHOTO BY GINO ANDRIAS

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Located in the heart of Nusa Dua, Samabe Bali Suites & Villas is an idyllic spot to spend a day or two by the beach, especially since they offer a Pool and Beach Day pass for the non-staying guests. This pass allows outside guests to come in and enjoy the benefits and additional perks such as full access to the main pool and their exclusive beach area. Guests can also get resort credits that can be redeemed at the property’s Crystal Blue and Rempah Rempah restaurants. In addition, guests can access the Galangal Spa, use the fitness facilities, or be adventurous and join the resort’s water sport activities like ocean kayaking, windsurfing, stand up paddling and Catamaran sailing. To enjoy all of these facilities, guests need to pay only Rp. 350,000 nett/person, which includes a Rp. 200,000 credit that can be redeemed for food, beverages and at the spa. Want to bring your kids? Don’t worry, you only need to pay Rp. 220,000 nett/kid, which includes a Rp. 120,000 food and beverage credit. Samabe Bali Suites & Villas Jalan Pura Barong-Barong, Sawangan, (0361) 846-8633 www.samabe.com

PSYCHEDELIC SPA One more place for us to relax is now open at Pantai Batu Bolong road in Canggu. Metanoia is the newest addition that really suits Canggu’s vibe, an area that has become home to sun-kissed surfers, funky skateboarders and healthy vegans. The two-story spa sanctuary boasts a colorful interior that brings Canggu more to life. Their range of treatments is not to be taken for granted, as they will surely make you come back for more! Originally from a Greek word, “metanoia” means a journey of changing one’s mind, heart, self or way of life. So you can expect to have a very personal treatment at Metanoia. Come through its glass door and you will be greeted with a funky alley full of murals with plush sofas for a manicure and pedicure session. Meanwhile, the second floor is for their massage and scrub treatments. Metanoia uses 100% natural oils for all treatments. One of the must-try treatments is the scrub that uses a Himalayan pink salt base – the scent of the scrub will take you to the most relaxing point. While indulging in the treatment you can also enjoy their curated playlist that includes legendary songs from David Bowie and Portishead in between. Come by now, as they have special deals where you can have a body massage plus manicure and pedicure for only Rp. 420,000 nett/person. Or take your loved one and opt for the lava stone massage. Available at Rp. 2,500,000 nett/couple, this treatment will also pamper you and your love with a manicure and pedicure session and a bottle of red wine! Metanoia Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong No. 78, Canggu, (0361) 335-1044 www.facebook.com/metanoiabali

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BEACH DAY OUT


BLOW THE CANDLES Being one of the most notable spa pioneers in Indonesia, Martha Tilaar Spa never stops creating new surprises for their customers. Last December the spa launched its newest treatment named Candlelosophy, a massage treatment that uses candles made of unique herbs, spices, fruits and flowers from Indonesia such as ginger, sandalwood, palm oil, mango, kemuning and more. How does it work? When the candle is lit, a part of the candle will melt and turn into oil. The therapist will then spread the oil onto your body and you can feel the warm sensation as the oil is dropped onto your skin, while the aroma of the flowers and herbs will make you even more relaxed. This candle massage is believed to make your skin healthy and flawless, and the warm sensation of the candle will help your blood circulation, exfoliate the dead skin and most importantly, regenerate inactive skin cells. Aside from launching their Candlelosophy, Martha Tilaar Spa also introduced the Eastern Garden, a signature spa sanctuary under the Martha Tilaar Group. The Candlelosophy treatment is ideally conducted at the Eastern Garden because the place offers the best quality of herbs and spices, and that is what Candlelosophy is all about. Eastern Garden Martha Tilaar Spa Jalan Camplung Tanduk No. 5A, Seminyak, (0361) 731-648 www.easterngardenspa.com

MENJANGAN GETAWAY Menjangan, in the western part of Bali, is calling for you to spend some days in its area. Nestled on the eastern shore of Bali’s Prapat Agung Peninsula, within the West Bali National Park to be exact, NusaBay Menjangan by WHM has a special offer for Indonesians and KITAS holders. For those who would like to have a getaway, you can book NusaBay’s Jungle Lanai Cottage for Rp. 1,275,000++/night or bring your family and friends and book the Two Bedroom Villa Menjangan for Rp. 2,800,000++/night. Both packages include daily American Breakfast for two. If you don’t have time for a short break now, don’t worry because both packages are available until March 31! NusaBay Menjangan by WHM Kotal Beach, Menjangan Island, (0361) 484-085 www.nusabaymenjangan.com

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TO GROW TOGETHER Singapore-based award winning Chef Ryan Clift brings his talent and vision down to the island to level up Bali’s culinary scene. Last December, Chef Ryan (who is also the owner of Tippling Club, Open Door Policy, Open Farm Community and Ding Dong) proudly introduced his new project named Grow. Located at L Hotel Seminyak, Grow offers a healthy menu with lots of greens, homemade pastas, salads and fresh soups. Using local produce, Grow is set to be the new gastronomic icon on the island. Through Grow, Chef Ryan is also building a sustainable business with local entrepreneurs and farmers. Grow L Hotel Seminyak Jalan Petitenget No. 8L, Seminyak (0361) 894-7908 www.growbali.com

NEW IN NUSA DUA Hilton Hotels & Resorts proudly announces its newest hotel on the island, the Hilton Bali Resort. Nestled along a stretch of Nusa Dua’s white sand beach in Bali’s southern peninsula, the Hilton Bali Resort provides 389 guest rooms and suites with private balconies and terraces overlooking the tranquil Indian Ocean. There are 19 exclusive villas with private plunge pools, gazebos and butler service as well – guests who stay at these villas will also have privileged access to the Nusa Dua Villa Lounge, while those who stay at the Executive Rooms can access the Executive Lounge. Among the many facilities available at the hotel are an adult-only pool, a sand lagoon, Jungle Kid’s Club and the Mandara Spa. Hilton Bali also has a number of dining venues including the Shiki Japanese Restaurant, Shore Restaurant & Bar and La Terrazza. Hilton Bali Resort Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Nusa Dua, (0361) 773-377 www.baliresort.hilton.com

Following the success of its first store in Seminyak Village, INTime has now opened its second outlet in Bali in the Mal Bali Galeria. Located on the first floor of the mall, INTime is ready to welcome watch aficionados on the island by offering selections of the world’s best and most luxurious watch brands – customers can expect to find Rolex, TAG Heuer, Tudor, Chopard, Gucci and more. The store is also set with a minimalistic and edgy design that embraces an “Urban Sophistication” vibe, making the space even more comfortable for customers to come in and shop. INTime Level 1 Mal Bali Galeria, Unit #1B-47 Jalan ByPass I Gusti Ngurah Rai, Simpang Dewa Ruci, Kuta (0361) 767-039 www.timeinternational.co.id

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THE BEST IN TOWN

TRIBUTE TO UBUD Tribute Portfolio, which is part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., proudly announces the opening of Sthala Ubud, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Bali in the heart of Ubud. Located by the Wos River and about 60 minutes from the Ngurah Rai International Airport, this newest addition in Ubud is set with a design that blends modern style and Balinese touches. This hotel has 143 rooms and suites, most of them overlooking the Wos River, and two restaurants – The Naga Rooftop Bar & Lounge with a view of the lush valley and river and the all-day dining Sungai Restaurant that presents Asian and Western dishes. Sthala Ubud, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Bali will also introduce the brand’s “Stay Independent” vision to Indonesia, giving SPG members great access to popular destinations like Bali. Sthala, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Ubud Bali Jalan A.A Gede Rai, Mawang Kelod, Lodtunduh, Ubud, (0361) 301-8700 www.sthalaubudbali.com

After winning the Gold Medal for the past three years, HARRIS Hotel & Residences Sunset Road – Bali has finally received the highest achievement in the 16th Tri Hita Karana Awards. Last December the hotel was honored to achieve the Emerald Medal in the ‘Four-Star Hospitality’ category. Of course such an accomplishment means a lot to the team, as this award has been acknowledged by the UN World Tourism Organization since 2015. The Emerald Medal also gives the team more motivation to always give the best for their customers, as General Manager I Nyoman Wirayasa states, “We are continuously committed to implementing the values of Tri Hita Karana in our hotel because we find these values not only benefit our staff but also becoming our guiding principles in serving our customers.” HARRIS Hotel & Residences Sunset Road – Bali Jalan Pura Mertasari Sunset Road, Kuta, (0361) 894-7001 www.sunsetroad-bali.harrishotels.com

CANGGU GETAWAY If you’re looking for a unique place to stay in Canggu, The Slow is the answer. Nestled in Batu Bolong, this new kid on the block is ready to be your home away from home. This boutique accommodation offers modern and tropical suites in a minimalist design, and each one offers a view of the surrounding village. Meanwhile, the Pool Suites have a private plunge pool surrounded by lush jungle. The Slow also has Eat & Drink, an all-day dining venue that offers dishes inspired by Chef Shannon Moran’s travels to Europe, South America and Asia, resulting in food with bold and exotic flavors. The drinks are just as interesting and are perfect to accompany you in a sunset session on the rooftop. Other facilities available at The Slow are Room 13, a gallery with a barista bar serving quality coffee, tea and light bites by day and candle lit dinners by night, and a concept store named Room 14. The Slow Jalan Batu Bolong No.97, Canggu, www.theslow.id

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GOODBYE,

CHILDHOOD! OUR CONTRIBUTOR AGUNG PARAMESWARA WITNESSED A BALINESE CEREMONY WHERE CHILDREN SAY GOODBYE TO THEIR CHILDHOOD AS THEY BECOME YOUNG ADULTS...

Village of Gianyar, the brothers and

power of negative influences within

Murti and his siblings got ready

sisters were preparing themselves for

a human being.

for one of the most important

this holy ritual. Clad in modest white

ceremonies of their lives. On

ceremonial clothes, the five siblings

ceremony before, come and join me

this day they were going to go

would symbolically leave their

as I witnessed this family holding the

through a Balinese Hindu ceremony

carefree childhood behind and enter

metatah ritual...

where a child is “initiated” into

early adulthood by undertaking the

adulthood.

ritual called metatah or mepandes.

THE TOOTH FAIRY

This is a tooth-filing ceremony, the

Mepandes is considered a very

purpose being to eliminate the

important process in the life of a

In their family home at Puri Rangki Siangan in the Siangan

If you have never seen this

Balinese and it must be performed before a person is married. The ceremony may cost a lot though, so to save money this ritual is often held prior to a wedding ceremony or sometimes before a cremation (also known as the ngasti or maligia ritual) to honor their ancestors. The mepandes ceremony also involves a sangging, a man who is especially trained and religiously sanctioned as a tooth-filer. For the ceremony of Brahmantya Murti and his siblings, it was Ida Bagus Kakiang Rai that was appointed to be the sangging. The sangging

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PHOTOS BY AGUNG PARAMESWARA

I

t was 3 a.m. when Brahmantya


A ritual before the tooth-filling ceremony begins.

will carefully file down a small part

Metatah, a tooth-filing ceremony to say goodbye to childhood.

of each participants’ incisors – for the Balinese this part of the tooth is believed to represent the animallike characteristics in a human. The process begins when the sangging places a small piece of sugarcane in the corner of the participant’s mouth – this is to keep the participant’s jaw open while the sangging is filing their teeth. The upper canine teeth are filed down first, followed by the lower ones. The actual process takes around 10 to 15 minutes for each person. “Filing down the teeth represents our striving to tame what the Balinese Hindu consider as the six enemies of a human,” said the

mepandes ritual for their children.” Once the ritual was done, I

this ritual with his siblings. That day I also met with Oka Wisnumurti, an

76-year-old sangging. “The enemies

got a chance to talk a bit with

influential person at Puri Siangan,

are nafsu (lust), lobha (greed),

Brahmantya. “We are very grateful

who mentioned that this ritual had

kroda (anger), maha (confusion or

that our parents managed to hold

been arranged to coincide with the

anxiety), matsarya (envy) and mada

the mepandes ritual for us,” he

ngasti or maligia ceremony as well.

(conceit). The ritual is a must among

stated. Brahmantya is currently

“Because this ritual is also to express

the Balinese, and it is the parents’

a student at the Gajah Mada

our gratitude and respect to our

obligation to hold this ceremony.

University in Yogyakarta, and he

ancestors,” he said. n

All Balinese parents must host the

had especially come home to join

By Agung Parameswara

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red and white sun loungers, Cajun shrimp, striped straws, headband accessories and a Motown playlist were the trend. Order one of their signature cocktails such as the Sun of Panama, which contains a lot of orange to freshen you up. Or opt for the Hey, Nona! (which literally means, “Hey, girl!” as the term “Nona” used to be popular in Indonesia during the ‘50s to ‘70s), the vodka-based pink-colored cocktail that is perfect by the pool. Are you feeling hungry? Try their Panama’s Net Catch, a basket full

A PLAYFUL BEGINNING LET’S BEGIN 2017 BY LOUNGING AT THREE OF THE MOST TRENDING PLACES ON THE ISLAND!

of sauteed garlic butter shrimp, roasted baby potatoes, chunks of fish, Bedugul-grown corn and fried onion rings. You can also choose a big meal like their Tropical Pulled Pork, which will please your tummy

By Suhartina Sindukusumo

and also your eyes with the pink

T

color that comes from the beetrooto help you start the New

to take a dip in, Panama Kitchen

pineapple coleslaw that is served

Year in the most fun way,

and Pool will also have you traveled

between the burger bun together

our team has chosen three

back through time to the 1960s era

with the slow-cooked pork.

playful hangout places that

where American-style beach houses,

To make you blend in with the

we think you should visit.

Not only are these places Instagramworthy spots, but they also offer delicious food and tropical cocktails – and one even has a plunge pool to make your day even better.

THE BEACH HOUSE If today is not a Sunday, no worries because Panama Kitchen and Pool will make each day feels like one. This newest spot in Berawa will make you feel as if you were not

Panama Kitchen and Pool adopts the 1960s American beach house style for their main lounging area.

in Bali but somewhere in the West Coast of North America. And not only do they have a pool for you

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Take a dip in the cozy Panama Kitchen and Pool.

Panama scene, why don’t you wear

AY AY, CAPTAIN!

with the view of Petitenget Beach.

a classic-style swimsuit, which is in

Bali is full of tropical vibes, and Sea

Your time here will be more perfect

line with the restaurant’s interior and

Vu Play takes that opportunity to

with one of their signature cocktails

exterior? As for the ladies, put on

bring a nautical theme as an addition

like the Castaway (a mix of vanilla

a headband and your round shape

to the all-year summer feelings on

rum, Kahlua, Frangelico, espresso

sunglasses to get the most of the old-

the island. A nautical escape in the

coffee, and vanilla sugar) and some

school vibe.

heart of Seminyak? Not a bad idea!

mouthwatering dishes like pizzas,

Especially when the place also offers

burgers, sliders, fish and chips, and

Panama Kitchen and Pool

delicious cocktails, seafood dishes,

churros! Expect some maritime crew

Jalan Pantai Berawa No. 13,

games by the sea and a chance to

to hang out around you – they may

Canggu

get free drinks! Open from 4 p.m.

also invite you to kick off your sandals

0899-0156-666

to 2 a.m., Sea Vu Play will let you

and play some games by the beach.

www.sunofpanama.com

chill on their outdoor summer lounge

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This place also hosts a lot of


parties and fun events, so be sure not to miss any of them. And don’t forget to wear your sailor attire or simply your beach outfit. So, are you ready to drop your anchor? A little tip; sip one of their Perfect Storm cocktails when the night is still young as the refreshing mix of gin, grapefruit soda, and lemon juice will make your night go smoothly fun! Sea Vu Play Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak (0361) 473-6576 www.seavuplaybali.com coffee enthusiasts. But coffee is not

MELTING POT

coffee drinks. “Titik temu” actually

the only highlight here, as Titik Temu

The coffee culture is growing in Bali,

means a meeting point, and this

is also committed to bringing you

and Titik Temu is a new addition

place is meant to be a melting pot for

the best range of international food

PHOTOS OF PANAMA KITCHEN AND POOL BY SUHARTINA SINDUKSUMO, ALL OTHERS COURTESY PHOTOS

on the island that offers high-quality

Feast like you are on a boat party at Sea Vu Play.

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Have a cup of coffee or two at Titik Temu’s signature stairs and garden.

with a touch of Indonesian spice that

their refreshing coffee. A talk over a

knows if you will meet new business

makes this place truly worth a visit.

coffee – or more – at Titik Temu will

partners or simply new friends to

also be more fun if you sit on their

hang out with.

In the old days, people used to sit at a communal table and have

signature stairs that function as a

coffee together while talking about

seat and a table. These stairs, which

bengong on their second floor. The

their daily lives or current trends

are really eyecatching as they look

bale bengong allows guests to sit on

and politics. Titik Temu found that

like a seating plan in a stadium, are

the ground or lesehan as we call it

habit had been gone for a little

to break the barrier between tables

in Indonesia. In the middle of this hip

while, therefore their crew is trying

and chairs, so everybody can sit or

cafe lies a garden that completes the

to bring that habit to life again –

mingle around with coffee in their

casual experience at Titik Temu. And

and of course in the company of

hands or place it on the stairs. Who

did we mention that they not only

Titik Temu also has a bale

serve Filter Coffee, Black Coffee, Tea and Hot Chocolate but also a refreshing Pineapple Coconut Breeze that consists of coconut water, frozen pineapple, and lime juice in one glass? n Titik Temu Coffee Jalan Kayu Cendana No. 1, Seminyak, 0821-4411-2489 Instagram: @titiktemubali

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BACK TO THE ROOTS GET TO KNOW INDONESIA THROUGH THE VARIOUS DEEP-ROOTED INDONESIAN DISHES AT KAUM…

K

aum may not be the first

archipelago through their authentic

Indonesian restaurant

and delicious Indonesian dishes.

on the island, but this newly open addition

PURE INDONESIA

to the PTT Family is

Without a doubt, Kaum is an

more proof that the PTT Family team

unpretentious and authentic

never stops making innovations

Indonesian restaurant. Authentic is a

through their delectable menus and

big word, I must say, as many other

comfortable spaces. Located on the

restaurants claim to be authentically

second floor of the Potato Head

Indonesian but without using a large

Beach Club, Kaum takes guests

number of ingredients sourced within

on a culinary journey across the

the archipelago. However, Kaum

has been very brave. Their team has traveled across the nation to find the best ingredients for each of the dishes, and even more amazingly, they also try to engage with the people behind those ingredients. “We spent months traveling the archipelago not only to find good quality ingredients but also

Kaum’s sambal selection.

to meet local indigenous tribes,

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A little hanging garden at Kaum.

ethnic groups and independent

Coffee Project. And for Kaum,

from the western to the eastern

producers, and that’s how Kaum

she has traveled together with the

parts of Indonesia that may not

builds its strong character,” said

restaurant’s team including Executive

be available in other Indonesian

Lisa Virgiano, the Brand Director of

Chef Antoine Audran to find the key

restaurants in Bali such as Ikan Lele

Kaum. Even before taking on this

ingredients that make each dish so

Sambal Tangkil, Lawar Klungah

role she has been passionate about

authentic and delightful. From their

and Pia Waluh. And while enjoying

Indonesian culinary heritage and

travels they are proud to put those

these mouthwatering dishes, guests

has initiated several projects that

quality ingredients in the restaurant’s

may be lucky to get the chance to

showcased the country’s culinary

outstanding menu.

chat about Indonesia’s culinary

world, including the Indonesian

Kaum offers selections of dishes

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heritage with Lisa, Antoine, or even


the kitchen staff, most of whom are

Get that fresh feeling after munching on this Gohu Ikan Tuna.

Indonesians.

SHARING IS CARING Kaum boasts a hip interior design with a warm vibe. The restaurant is filled with wooden furniture, hanging plants, and a long communal table, perfect for those who want to dine casually with family and friends. The interior will steal one’s attention easily, and the menu is just as interesting. The list is extensive but don’t feel overwhelmed, because the restaurant’s staff will be more than happy to help give you food recommendations. Sitting at the communal table with some friends of mine, I was drooling already when the Batagor was served as our starter. Batagor

the Batagor at Kaum is special – it

is a portion of grilled lamb skewers

is a fried prawn and fish dumpling

tastes just like at my favorite place

served on top of burning charcoal

smeared with a thick peanut sauce.

at Bandung in West Java, and is

that made the meat really tender,

This dish is actually an Indonesian

served with sauce that is a mix of

while the Pepes Ikan Pesisir is a fish

street food that has always been on

cashew nut and sweet soy.

dish that is smeared with fresh and

It was a smooth start already, but

spicy turmeric paste and lemon basil

the appetizers didn’t stop there. A

leaves, then wrapped in banana

a delicious one in Bali. However,

plate of refreshing Gohu Ikan Tuna

leaves.

that is no problem anymore because

(a traditional dish from the Moluccas

has been pretty hard for me to find

Lisa Virgiano, the Brand Director of Kaum.

The aroma of the Pepes Ikan

Islands that is similar to tuna tartar),

Pesisir was really inviting, and I

Gado Gado (a mix of garden

didn’t waste another second to take

vegetables, a free-range egg, tofu

a bite. This fish dish is really unique,

and garlic crackers with peanut

as the blend of turmeric and lemon

sauce) and a bowl of slow cooked

basil gives a sweet and soury punch.

Acehnese spicy curry prawn called

Of course, for an Indonesian like

Gulai Udang Aceh followed.

me, a dish like this will be much

The appetizers had filled up our

more flavorsome with some rice and

stomachs a bit, but the main course

sambal – and it’s not Kaum if they

list still had us anxious for more.

take these two side dishes lightly.

Our empty appetizer plates were

The rice at Kaum has its own story

soon replaced with scrumptious

as it is sourced straight from the rice

Indonesian signature dishes such

fields in Jatiluwih, while the sambal

as Sate Buntel, Pepes Ikan Pesisir

offered in the Sambal Selection

and Mie Gomak. The Sate Buntel

includes five different types; sambal

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the top of my comfort food list, but it


Indulge in authentic Indonesian food at Kaum.

matah, sambal mbe, sambal

Seriously, I couldn’t stop slurping

caramel and Bedugul vanilla ice

rica, sambal kluwak, and sambal

this noodle, as the spice and the

cream in one big plate? Let me know

ikan teri.

curry left a unique aftertaste on

if you do not end up ordering one

my palate.

more portion of this dessert. n

The Mie Gomak is also very special. This wok fried noodle is

As I told myself that this has been

By Suhartina Sindukusumo

cooked together with shredded

the best Indonesian restaurant I

grilled chicken, andaliman spices,

have ever tried in my life, a plate of

Kaum

fresh curry leaves and coconut

Kacang Mete Caramel was served

Potato Head Beach Club

milk sauce. The ingredients blend

on the table, making my opinion

Jalan Petitenget No. 51B, Seminyak

beautifully together, resulting in a

even more valid. Flores cashew nuts,

(0361) 300-7990

dish that is avorsome in each bite.

coconut shortbread, Amed sea salt,

www.kaum.com

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PROFILE&PORTRAIT

reality, the against-establishment mindset, and never following the current trend. BB: Talking about entrepreneurship, you have a clothing brand named RUMBLE (RMBL) and a barbershop. What are your values in running your businesses? J: At RMBL we set a different approach, from the design aspect and the style. We simply roll in the same counter-culture style cycles – whether it’s Cholo (Mexican-American style that is usually associated with

A REBELLIOUS ENTREPRENEUR MUSIC, SOCIAL ACTIVITIES AND TOURISM IN BALI. JERINX SHARES HIS IDEAS WITH US ALL...

street gang members), Greasers (working class people with deep interest in classic motorcycles or cars) or Punk. All of them share a similar value – against the current trend. That’s our sole identity. As for the barbershop, it’s simply to complete our need to look neat and slick. Just because you are a

ry Astina, who is more

sake of gaining popularity, I think

clean and well-cut, right? For my

popularly known as

there are plenty of other strategies

barbershop I tend to pick people

Jerinx or JRX (J) from

that are easier to apply. You just

with no barbershop background

the Indonesian punk

need to find out what’s new and

as the staff, and send them to a

rock trio Superman Is

what the crowd digs at the moment,

barber course before they work as

Dead, is a man who has his fingers

put it into your music and you’ll be in

an apprentice in my barbershop. I

in a lot of pies: retail business,

line with today’s trend.

would rather help someone grow

social activities and music. Bali &

But that’s not what makes us,

from the ground up instead of hiring

Beyond (BB) sits and talks with him

us. We play music for our self-

the already skilled one. I would love

about running a business, the law of

satisfaction. Once we set our sound,

to invest in knowledge.

attraction, the importance of giving

we give it to the public to enjoy

back to the community, and the

and see what they think about it –

BB: You are quite active in social

tourism sector in Bali.

whether they like it or not, it all goes

activities and giving back to

back to their taste and appreciation

the community. What is your

BB: Your bands – Superman Is Dead

level. This is what we have been

motivation?

(SID) and Devil Dice – both are

doing since day one. SID always

J: I believe in the law of attractions;

famous for their rebellious attitude.

roots back to Punk Rock with a slight

if you want something, it will attract

Can you tell us more about them?

Rockabilly fashion, while my own

people with the same objectives and

J: First of all, it’s not a marketing

band, Devil Dice, practically has

suddenly you find yourself working

gimmick. If being “rebellious” is

the same mindset but with a touch

together with them to make things

merely a marketing gimmick for the

of Latino. But both are shouting the

happen. In this case, I’m often asked

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A

rebel, it doesn’t mean you can’t look


to do some social responsibility

did you mean Bali as a whole

locations that also involve the local

things that are notoriously out of the

or the overpopulated South Bali?

people in these areas. I heard an

box, such as a music jam session at

Because what really happens at the

idea about having another airport in

a psychiatric hospital back in 2010,

moment is the uncontrollable growth

other part of Bali. I personally fully

or at a local detention center, or a

in South Bali, while ironically some

agree on that but of course the plan

community gig to raise funds and

other parts of Bali are barely being

surpasses all the ecological impact

awareness for disabled children.

looked after. I think we are at the

surveys and requirements. This new

This is the way I leverage music and

stage where we need a moratorium,

airport should bring the area more to

art as more than just entertainment.

where all the important elements

life and at the same time reduce the

Art can cure and touch someone’s

of tourism and local communities

crowding in South Bali.

heart, I believe. Art can be turned

need to stop for a while, sit down

into the start of a movement.

and talk about where this island is

development needs to stop, because

heading.

it’s not just clogged but it is already

BB: Now, let’s talk about Bali. Do

I’m not saying that I’m against

For South Bali, I think the

overpopulated with accommodations

you think Bali, at the moment, is at

development, because no one can

although ironically, based on the

a rising point and will go up and

stop development. But we need an

latest statistical results, the room

up or already at the tipping point,

equal development. We might have

occupancies are below 70 percent.

waiting to go down the hill? And do

realized that plenty of locations

We have more rooms than the

you have any personal insights for

in Bali remain untouched and

demand. So that’s my insight for this

this island?

unmanaged. The government needs

island. n

J: First, let’s make one thing clear;

to see and make a plan for these

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INVITE&INDULGE

A Therapy in Need START THE NEW YEAR FEELING REJUVENATED WITH A TREATMENT AT THERAPY SEMINYAK...

B

e it to ease sore muscles

by looking at their bohemian-mix-

spas. You can name the treatment

or high-level stress,

Balinese interior design it can simply

you wish to have and you can

Therapy Seminyak will

put a light in your eyes already. The

definitely find it in the neighborhood.

boost your positive

blend of orange and grey colors

But as soon as I entered Therapy

energy with their various

that dominate the wall and interior

Seminyak, I believed that this was

treatments. Not only do they have

somehow gives a warm touch to the

certainly a new and wonderful

treatments that are worth two thumbs

space as well.

addition to the beauty scene in

up, the contemporary design of their interior and the spa kits are also

As far as I know, Seminyak is

Seminyak. When I saw the menu, I

home to many amazing salons and

was bemused by how creative the

worth a second glance. Therapy Seminyak pretty much sums up how a spa should make guests feel; rejuvenated and renewed.

STILL IN EUPHORIA Relax without a cause – that is how I can describe Therapy Seminyak in one sentence. Whether you are tired or feeling chilled out already – or maybe just numb – Therapy Seminyak will give you the same amount of relaxation and you don’t need to have a single reason to take one of their treatments. Just

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In love with those white umbrellas adorning the ceiling of Therapy Seminyak.


names of the treatments were. The one that attracted me the most was The Ultimate Euphoria – I was sold. The word “euphoria” somehow hinted that this massage treatment would get me into deep relaxation. After I chose the treatment, the receptionist asked me to sit while waiting for the therapist to prepare the room. She then handed me Step into the relaxing space of Therapy Seminyak.

a glass of lemongrass water for refreshment as well as a pair of Havaianas sandals to wear. This shows that Therapy pays detailed attention to make sure their guests feel comfortable even before they head to the treatment room. Once the room was ready, the therapist escorted me across a lane that functioned as a bridge to get to the spa room. In that lane where the ceiling is adorned with white umbrellas, I sat on one of those stools to get my foot rubbed and scrubbed with peppermint sea salt. After the 10-minute foot wash, I entered the treatment room and found an adorable straw bag with a bohemian

Mint sea salt for the foot scrub.

ornament. It was there for me to store my clothes and belongings in. Without hesitation I lay down on the massage bed and the therapist began to shake my whole body. my back, and all of a sudden, my nerves were calm. From what I read on the menu, this Therapy signature massage aims to ease muscle tensions and detoxify the body – I wondered how a massage treatment could detox my body? But then the therapist put the heated pad on my back and neck, and I could feel the pad sent a therapeutic warmth to my

Manicure, pedicutre or foot massage? All are available at Therapy Seminyak.

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Then a heated pad was put on


A foot wash treatment before a massage? Not a bad idea.

body that caused me to sweat. The

movements while the therapist

I felt warm. I could also feel that my

therapist also gave on-point pressure

stretched my body. Trust me, I have

blood circulation was flowing more

that calmed my tension. She then put

never felt more flexible.

smoothly in my face.

me in a yoga tree pose while I was

She massaged and pressed my

still lying down, before giving me a

THE FACE GAME

facial points for about 30 minutes

gentle massage on my thighs and

Not ready to check out of this

until I dozed off. I woke up just when

legs. It was firm yet relaxing at the

sanctuary just yet I opted to have

she finished the face massage and

same time.

another treatment, the name also

began the final yet most exciting part

tempting. It was the Sparkling

of this facial: the sparkling iceballs.

had almost came to an end, the

Iceballs, a 60-minute facial treatment

The therapist put two iceballs on

therapist told me to stay put and, as

that incorporated blue sparkling ice

my face and ran them around my

I lied facing up, she started to wrap

balls, serum, cleanser and gentle

face, neck and decollete. It was

me with a cloth. When I was tightly

pressure points on the face. The

cold and refreshing. At that point I

wrapped, I discovered that this

therapist asked me to lay down face

could tell that Therapy’s treatments

treatment was more or less similar to

up before she began to put cleanser

had recharged my energy and

a Thai Massage where at the end of

on my face and neck. Then she put

rejuvenated my skin. And because

the treatment the therapist pulls and

serum on some sensitive spots on my

of that, I would definitely give this

stretches the neck and head, and

face and left it for a while to let my

sanctuary another visit. n

lifts the legs into a half handstand

skin absorb the cleanser and serum.

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position then swung them to the right

She did not leave me for long time

and left. This part of the treatment

before coming back to give a gentle

Therapy Seminyak

was to stretch my whole body, and

massage and press my facial stress

Jalan Kayu Aya No. 1A, Oberoi,

that’s why I needed to be wrapped,

points. It felt like there was magic

Seminyak

to make me feel warm and prevent

in her hands because when she put

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me from making any sudden

her palm on my cheek and forehead

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The newest barbecue bar, Betty Lou, is now open in Petitenget! Apart from their Texas Style Wagyu Beef Brisket and their St. Louis Pork Ribs, don’t forget to nibble on their Nachos a la Betty and Crispy Pig Ears, as they will have you hungry for more!

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Going to Revolver Espresso should be in your top ten mustdo list in Bali. This snap by @vincent.hutama says it all.

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BY THE BEACH THREE BEACHFRONT HOTELS IN THREE DIFFERENT AREAS FOR A LAZY WEEKEND IN BALI… By Risty Nurraisa

Are you planning a quick getaway to Kuta, Jimbaran or Sanur, where the beach is just a stone’s throw away? Whether you are a resident or a tourist in Bali, these three beachfront hotels are truly worth a visit…

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HEART OF SANUR Since they first opened their doors a couple of years ago, Maya Sanur has been giving a lively vibe to the quiet Sanur area with its chic and modern design. The hotel is strategically situated in the heart of Sanur where restaurants and cafes are within walking distance, yet Maya Sanur still offers the seclusion that has become the characteristic of The Deluxe Lagoon Access room.

Sanur, and boasts a view of the white sand beach and tranquil ocean. Maya Sanur has 103 rooms in four different types – Deluxe Garden

balcony. The Beach Front Pool Suites

serves a buffet breakfast as well as a

View, Deluxe Lagoon View, Deluxe

also have their own living room and

la carte menu for lunch and dinner,

Lagoon Access and Beach Front Pool

plunge pool on the balcony that

while the Tree Bar is the perfect spot

Suites, all boasting a modern design

faces the tranquil ocean.

to unwind with alcoholic drinks and

with touches of wooden materials

Although there are a lot of

light bites. Both the Reef Restaurant

that give a warm ambiance to each

restaurants outside of the hotel, you

and the Tree Bar are beachfront, so

room. I stayed at the Beach Front

don’t actually need to go out to find

guests can indulge in their food and

Pool Suites (104 square meters),

delectable food as Maya Sanur has

drinks while enjoying a view of the

which was so comfortable that it

a number of dining outlets. Located

ocean.

was easy for me to feel at home.

on the street side, Kuu presents

There is a glass window behind the

Japanese dishes while Graze

Maya Sanur

bed that faces a wall decorated by

offers breakfast selections including

Jalan Danau Tamblingan, Sanur

vines, while another glass window

sandwiches, soup, salads and more.

(0361) 849-7800

is set in front of the bed, facing the

The all-day dining Reef Restaurant

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THE OTHER SIDE OF KUTA

divided into several types – Deluxe,

are also available on the upper

Premiere, Deluxe Suites, Premiere

floors with balconies overlooking the

The opening of The ANVAYA Beach

Suites, Anvaya Suites and Beachfront

hotel’s manicured garden.

Resort – Bali reveals the other side

Private Suites. There is also one

of Kuta that feels more secluded,

standing villa named The Anvaya

ANVAYA Beach Resort – Bali has

although it is actually located in

Villa with two bedrooms. During my

them all, from the main swimming

the heart of Kuta where restaurants

stay I spent the night in a Premiere

pool in the middle of the hotel

and cafes are within walking

room on the ground floor with direct

complex to a spa named the Sakanti

distance including the Discovery

access to the lagoon pool. For those

Spa, a gym, a kids club, as well

Shopping Mall Bali. “Anvaya” means

who are looking for “me time” like

as ballrooms and meeting rooms.

connection in Sanskrit, and this new

me, a Premiere room on the ground

Every part of the hotel is also unique,

gem truly allows you to get connected

floor is the perfect option – the room

as the property embraces designs

with the surrounding environment as

has a king-size bed and is set with

from three different eras – Bali Aga,

well as yourself or your loved ones

floor-to-top glass doors that connect

Hindu Bali and Modern Bali. The

because this hotel is wonderful either

the room to the balcony, where I

hotel also has two restaurants that

for “me time” or a family getaway.

enjoyed my reading time and the

not only offer delectable dishes but

The ANVAYA Beach Resort –

lagoon pool that felt like a private

also let guests indulge in the lively

pool for me. The Premiere rooms

vibe of Kuta – the Kunyit restaurant

Bali has 495 rooms and suites

When it comes to facilities, The

is perched at the front of the hotel along the main street, while the Sands restaurant stands at the other side of the hotel that boasts the view of the ocean. The hotel provides daybeds on the beach as well and trust me, this side of Kuta sunbathing on the beach. The ANVAYA Beach Resort – Bali Jalan Kartika Plaza, Tuban, Kuta The modern meet classic touch at Anvaya’s room.

(0361) 759-991 www.theanvayabali.com

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is much calmer and so relaxing for


SNOOZING IN JIMBARAN Another beachfront hotel that just opened in 2016 is the Jimbaran Bay Beach Resort & Spa. Standing in Kedonganan Village, this hotel boasts a remarkable view of the tranquil ocean and is surrounded by the fishermen going about their daily lives, which makes this area unique on its own, especially with the Kedonganan traditional fish market nearby. The Jimbaran Bay Beach Resort

Have your Jimbaran getaway at this spacious room at Jimbaran Bay Beach Resort & Spa.

& Spa provides 121 rooms in 11 different types, all embracing the beautiful blend of traditional Balinese and modern design. I stayed in the Janger Room, which

ground floor, after the lobby area,

Jimbaran, all you have to do is go

was very spacious (84 square

the all-day dining HIU Restaurant

to the fifth floor (rooftop level) where

meters) with a queen-size bed and

Wine & Lounge is ready to serve

the Baruna Sky Lounge Restaurant &

its own pantry and dining room.

guests delectable international

Bar is nestled. Here you can enjoy

The bathroom is also spacious with

cuisine. Next to the restaurant lies

the view of Jimbaran’s skyline while

beautiful white marble. Of course

the hotel’s swimming pool with its

sipping some delicious cocktails. n

my favorite part of the room was

own bar and a number of daybeds,

the balcony, where I enjoyed my

making it the perfect spot to unwind

Jimbaran Bay Beach Resort & Spa

afternoon coffee with the view of

under the sun. The Lotus Spa and

Jalan Pantai Kedonganan No. 888,

the ocean.

a gym is also available on the

Jimbaran

ground floor.

(0361) 705-999

Though compact in size, this hotel has a complete facilities. On the

For an ultimate sunset session in

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www.jimbaranbaybeach.com


ARTFOLIO

Beautiful Desire

Titled “Sex in the Garden”, this art collection by Naomi Samara, a Bali-based self-taught visual artist, was born through the artist’s recognition that nature is actually rich with what she was trying to find within herself. As she observed nature, Naomi found the most honorable form of beauty in the intricate structures of flowers and their raw sexual vulnerability. “I see the flowers as me turned inside-out. The core is revealed on the surface while the inevitable layers of truths that accumulate over time remain underneath,” Naomi stated. Aside from being an artist, Naomi also divides her time between being a curator and a stylist. Her artwork can be found at Ghostbird + Swoon in Sanur. Ghostbird + Swoon Jalan Danau Tamblingan No. 75, Sanur 0821-4425-4110 www.ghostbirdswoon.com

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Corpus 7 (28 x 38)


Corpus 8 (57 x 76)

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Modicum 1 (23 x 30)


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Corpus 2 (23 x 30)

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Corpus 4 (28 x 35)

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Corpus 1 (23 x 30)

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Modicum 5 (23 x 30)

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LITTLELOVES

GREENER EARTH

GIVING BACK TO MOTHER NATURE? LET’S SET THAT AS ONE OF OUR 2017 GOALS! WE CAN START BY SWITCHING OUR DAILY USE OF PLASTIC TO ECOFRIENDLY PRODUCTS BY AVANI...

W

ith the rise

much as the ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’

made them decide to stand up and

of global

campaign is spreading all over the

create Avani.

warming

world, it looks like only less than half

and political

of the world’s population actually

THE ECO WARRIORS

issues,

applies those three actions in their

To be fair, one of the easiest ways

daily lives.

we can protect the environment is

as well as people’s lack of acknowledgement of how polluted

Now what if I told you that there

to use less plastic and use more eco

our world is, it is the best time to find

is another solution to reducing

friendly products, like what Kevin

a solution to make the world become

plastic? We can replace it, as

and Daniel have done. The idea

a better place to live in again. If this

suggested by Kevin Kumala and

came to them unexpectedly – they

sounds too much for you, then let’s

Daniel Rosenqvist, the founders

once hung out together in Bali during

think of one of the simplest solutions:

of Avani, a social enterprise in

the rainy season, and they both

reducing our daily use of plastic. But

Indonesia that focuses on replacing

noticed that every single motorbike

how can we possibly do that? As

plastics with eco-friendly and

rider was wearing a poncho. But

every time we go to a supermarket

biodegradable non-plastic products.

what they noticed most was the fact

or a shopping mall, or even when

Their concern about how much

that the ponchos were all made out

we try to cover our trash bin, at

plastic is used in a day and how it

of plastic. A deeper thought then

least one plastic bag is involved. As

affects the island’s trash situation

came to their minds: where will those

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Numerous cafes and restaurants in Bali have started using Avani products.

ponchos go when the riders are not using them anymore? Their deeper curiosity then led them to question of where does all the trash and plastic go after people throw it in a bin? Of course, the answer is that it’s taken to the dump. Doing more research, they found out that Bali has a dump in Serangan, which is now home to 14-story high mountain of trash. If you are as shocked as we are to know that fact, that means you are still as sane as us, and by this time we should have been more aware about this pathetic issue, just like Kevin and Daniel. From their

Compostable coffee cups by Avani.

concern, the two created Avani

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Cassava bags, biodegradable rain ponchos, straws and bowls are among the ecofriendly products by Avani.

in 2014, a social enterprise that

restaurants, cafes and even local

managed forests. All is thoughtfully

focuses on making a greener world.

media. And guess what? To name

created to reduce plastic waste.

Their first project was creating eco-

a few, renowned restaurants and

They have successfully become an

friendly ponchos made out of corn,

hotels like Potato Head Beach Club,

influencer for those notables places

soy and sunflower.

Alila Seminyak and the vegan cafe

to use Avani’s products in their

Peloton all use their products such

business. And that has led them

intense research and high technology

as the take-away food packaging,

to believe that many people will

support of course. And by using

wooden cutlery, and coffee cups.

support their mission to make the

plant-based ingredients, these

The take-away food packaging for

world greener.

ponchos have become their first

example is made out of sugarcane

biodegradable product, which means

fiber that when discarded will

did not expect such enthusiasm in

if the poncho is discarded, it will

become water, carbon dioxide and

the first place, and so the full support

become compost in 90 days. So

biomass after 180 days. The coffee

they have received has made their

even if we throw it on the ground, it

cups and lids are made of corn

green spirit feistier. So now they

will not go to the trash mountain in

starch, while the cutlery is made

have created a biodegradable

Serangan, it will naturally decompose

of wood that is grown in properly

cassava bag (made of cassava

How is it even possible? With

Truth to be told, Kevin and Daniel

instead. With this, Avani has

starch) for companies, based on

succesfully contributed to our greener

request. Their effort has become

earth. And they didn’t stop there.

viral and contagious, so from small family-owned businesses to

THE GREEN INSPIRATION

big companies, many have joined

Now Avani has created more and

with eco-friendly alternatives. So

more biodegradable products

why don’t we show some love to

such as paper straws, soup bowls,

Mother Nature and make Avani our

cutlery, take away coffee cups,

inspiration? n

and of course shopping bags! They

By Suhartina Sindukusumo

have introduced their products www.avanieco.com

to notable hotels, beach clubs,

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THE SOUL OF SOLO THE TALLEST HOTEL WITH THE HIGHEST ROOFTOP BAR AND LARGEST BALLROOM IN TOWN – ALILA SOLO IS BRINGING CENTRAL JAVA UP TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL….

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t was 11:20 a.m. on a Friday morning when my flight from Bali landed at the Adi Sumarmo International Airport at Solo in

The lobby of Alila Solo is adorned with batik and wayang ornament.

Central Java. With my suitcase

and a handbag in hand, I reached the exit gate and spotted a man holding a sign on which was written “Alila Solo”. The hotel’s

was almost no traffic. From the car

got closer to the Alila Solo, I could

transportation service was there to

window I could see how simple and

also see how this new city hotel will

pick me up.

slow life in Solo is, the small town

bring Solo to another level by being

where President Jokowi was born

the tallest skyscraper in town.

It took about 20 minutes to get from the airport to the hotel, as there

and raised. However, when the car

TO THE SKY Walking into the lobby I was instantly captivated by the thick Javanese touches in the interior design. There is a monumental floating batik decoration on one of the walls depicting Javanese wayang characters. This artwork is really unique as it is 50 meters long, starting from the back of the reception desk and stretching all the way to other end of the lobby. “Miss, this way please,” one of the staff said, to take me back to reality. He escorted me to the

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Alila Solo is the highest building in town.

elevator and took me to the 30th

Suite and Presidential Suite, all

that night. But for me personally,

floor, the highest in the hotel where

embracing a beautiful combination

the highlight of the room lies in the

the Sky Lounge is located – this

of traditional Javanese and modern

scenery through the glass windows

is where guests who stay in the

design. In my Deluxe Room for

– when I opened the curtains I could

executive rooms or above check

instance, there is artwork with two

see an undisturbed view of Solo.

in. I was lucky to get the chance

Wayang characters displayed on

to check in at the Sky Lounge, and

the wall behind my bed. The room

when I reached the lounge I was

is also set with wooden furniture that

SOLO’S MANY FIRSTS

greeted not just by the receptionist

gives a warm ambiance and is filled

I spent my first day exploring the

but also by the view of the city’s

with top-notch facilities including a

hotel, and my first destination was

skyline. Being the highest building

king-size bed, a 48-inch LCD TV and

the swimming pool. Located on the

in town, the hotel’s top floor boasts

complimentary Wi-fi.

sixth level, the swimming pool is the

an unobstructed view of the city. The

There is a separate workspace

perfect spot to chill while enjoying

Sky Lounge is a very comfortable

in one of the corners, and the

the breezy winds of Solo. I could

place to check in, as guests can also

bathroom is stunning on its own.

have swum my day away, but I was

unwind with some refreshments.

Designed with marble cladding, the

also curious to see the hotel’s spa,

bathroom has a rain shower with a

Spa Alila.

Covering 30 levels, Alila Solo has 225 rooms and suites divided into

sitting bench and a bathtub where

five different categories – Deluxe,

I took a relaxing bath using Alila

offers treatments that blend ancient

Executive, Executive Suite, Alila

living amenities before going to bed

Asian techniques with age-old

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Also on the sixth floor, Spa Alila


beauty recipes. From facial masks to

has an exclusive design and has a

reflexology they have them all, but it

private dining room. But to enjoy

STROLL AROUND SOLO

was the one-hour Javanese massage

a sunset in Solo, especially with a

To bring guests closer to the local

that took me to total relaxation. After

cocktail in hand, the outdoor area

culture, Alila Solo has tailored a

my treatment was done I enjoyed

is the perfect spot as it boasts a

tour named ‘Alila Experience Day’

the other spa facilities that should

270-degree city view. Agra surely

which I joined with a number of

not be taken for granted; the Jacuzzi

brings Solo more to life with live

other guests on my second day.

and the cold pool that refreshed

DJ performances on Thursdays and

Using the hotel car, my group left

my energy before I went to Agra,

Fridays and has many upcoming

the hotel at 6 a.m. for the Cetho

the hotel’s bar for a sunset session

events.

Temple, our first site. Luckily the

In addition, Alila Solo has

hotel had prepared some delicious

two ballrooms that can be turned

breakfast-to-go packed in boxes for

is the highest rooftop bar in town

into one Grand Ballroom that

us to munch on along the journey,

and is open daily from 5 p.m. until

encompasses 2,100 square meters

since we didn’t have time for

late for both staying and non-staying

and accommodates up to 3,500

breakfast at Épice, the hotel’s all-

guests. Agra consists of indoor and

people, making it the largest

day dining restaurant.

outdoor areas – the indoor area

ballroom in Solo.

and dinner. Located on the 29th floor, Agra

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Located on the western hillside of

LAST PAGE PHOTOS BY RISTY NURRAISA, ALL OTHERS COURTESY OF ALILA SOLO

Pool with a view, anyone?


A visit to Cetho Temple on ‘Alila Experience Day’.

A carriage at Keraton Surakarta Hadiningrat.

Lawu Mountain, the Cetho Temple

for hundreds of years. The sound

old, yet the hotel has brought new

is a Hindi temple that is believed

of Javanese gamelan greeted our

soul to Solo by creating a lot of

to have been built around the end

group and a local guide escorted

breakthroughs and setting a new

of the Majapahit Kingdom era in

us as we explored the palace, while

standard in Solo’s hospitality. I

the 15 century. It went through

she explained in detail about the

couldn’t wait to hear about more

a restoration in 1976, and now

royal family’s historical artifacts and

surprises from the Alila Solo, but I

the Hindu community in the area

the treasures displayed. Then it was

had to go back to Bali the following

still visit Cetho Temple to pray. It

time for shopping, so our group

morning – but I couldn’t leave the

took us about one-hour drive to

moved on to Pasar Triwindu, a flea

hotel without indulging in a big

the Cetho Temple, but the journey

market that is only a five-minute

breakfast at Épice for sure! n

was well worth it with the view of

walk from Keraton Solo, to hunt for

By Risty Nurraisa

the green landscape that pleased

some antiques and quirky knick-

our eyes.

th

knacks at affordable prices. A visit to

Alila Solo

We went back to town to see

Kampung Batik is also a must to find

Jalan Slamet Riyadi No. 562, Solo,

the Keraton Surakarta Hadiningrat,

some high-quality batik products as

Central Java

also known as Keraton Solo, the

souvenirs to bring home.

(0271) 677-0888

city’s palace that has been standing

Alila Solo may be only one year

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CAPITALCORNER

ONE WITH NATURE OUR CONTRIBUTOR EDNA TARIGAN VISITS A FARM IN A SATELLITE CITY OF JAKARTA FOR A WEEKEND GETAWAY…

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CHASING WATERFALLS Together with a friend of mine I took a train from Jakarta to Bogor Station, then on the Bogor-Sukabumi track and finally stopping at the Cicurug Station. Then we continued our journey by taking a local ojek (motorcycle taxi) to go straight to the farm.

iving in Jakarta doesn’t mean

this place? It was actually a photo

that you can’t go back to

of the Citaman Waterfall captured

first reason to go there. But when

nature on a short getaway,

by a good friend of mine that first

an American volunteer with bare

although you might have to

stole my heart. I was drawn to visit

feet welcomed us at the entrance, I

go a little bit outside of the

the waterfall and so I searched

knew that this place would take me

city to find the perfect destination.

the internet for a place to stay

closer to the earth through their other

Located in Cicurug in the Sukabumi

around the area, and found that the

fun activities. After all, “Portibi” in

area of West Java, Portibi Farms is

Ekologika Lodges on Portibi Farms

the language of my Batak ancestors

the place to be for nature-lovers like

was one of the nearest lodges to the

from Sumatra actually means earth.

me who want to escape from the

waterfall. Just one look at the farm

The first activity we did was

city’s hustle and bustle and get closer

site on its website I knew that that

trekking to the Citaman Waterfall

to Mother Nature. How did I find

was the destination I was looking for.

with a local guide from the farm

Floating on Citaman Waterfall.

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Trekking to the waterfall was my


leading the way. After a one-hour hike we didn’t waste a second and plunged into the clear fresh pond at the base of the waterfall. The waterfall was so quiet – there was only our group and one other visiting the waterfall on that Saturday afternoon, and it made us feel like the waterfall was ours alone.

WOODEN HOUSE The Portibi Farms sits on 14-hectares of land close to the foot of Mount Salak. They have a number of lodges for guests to stay in at the Ekologika Lodges, making the area look like a private compound. I stayed at the Imah Guru Lodge where the magnificent view of two other mountains, Mount Gede and Mount Pangrango, greeted me in the morning. Imah Guru is one of the most romantic spots at the Ekologika Lodges. This one-bedroom bungalow is actually a wooden house that was originally built about 60 years ago in the Wonosari area of Central Don’t go chasing the waterfalls, jump into it instead!

Java, and the Ekologika Lodges’ team relocated the materials and rebuilt the house here. The Imah Guru Lodge is nestled around 100 meters downhill from the main

The main building and the Leuit

building the Ekologika Lodges on

building, and that was perfect for

Houses were crafted by master

Portibi Farms back in 2004. The

me as I was looking for a secluded

craftsmen from Kasepuhan

building’s designs are influenced by

place, yet my mobile never lost

Ciptagelar, a kingdom in the

old Sundanese Wiwitan architecture

reception so I could call the main

southern part of Mount Halimun

and a little bit of Californian

lounge just in case I needed some

(which stands not far from Mount

mountain lodge thrown in. Most of

assistance.

Salak), with a design that combines

the wood is recycled timber from old

the owners’ visions. Jocean Bowler

deconstructed buildings.

The other lodges are just as interesting. There are a number of

brought his vision and designs to

rice barns that they turned into the

the farm and the lodges, while his

NO STRANGERS

Leuit Houses, with bunk beds for

wife Ayu worked on the details

Another highlight is the fact that the

single travelers and backpackers.

and the interiors when they began

lodges use solar power as the source

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One of the lodges at Ekologika Lodges at Portibi Farms.

of electricity. There is limited access

afternoon, another fun activity at

the vegetables are sourced from the

for charging gadgets though, but

Ekologika Lodges on Portibi Farms is

farm and other ingredients are from

who needs a gadget when there are

actually mealtime. Breakfast, lunch

the local market nearby.

a lot of fun activities to join in with

and dinner are served buffet style,

the people around you? Ekologika

so guests can enjoy their meals on a

Portibi Farms as well as staying at

Lodges on Portibi Farms invites us

long communal table together with

the Ekologika Lodges, trekking to

to see that there is something that is

other visitors. This instantly became

Citaman Waterfall and experiencing

just as important as loving the earth.

one of my favorite parts of the day,

the simple farming life are splendid

It is the relation and interaction

as I got to make new friends. And

for a weekend getaway. Please

among humans.

when it comes to the food, Portibi

note that reservations for both

Farms serves fresh dishes that are

the accommodation and dining

free from artificial flavoring. Most of

experience at Ekologika Lodges on

vegetable-picking every morning or

Portibi Farms is essential so that the team can prepare fresh handpicked vegetables just for you – log on to their website, and don’t forget to choose the fun activities to join in also. On my way back to Jakarta on a two-hour journey by train to Manggarai Station, I could feel that my senses were more balanced and my energy was fully recharged. I was ready to go back to the busy city life. Of course, I didn’t forget to bring home a big bag full of vegetables from the farm. n By Edna Tarigan www.portibi.com

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BEYONDUPDATES

CHRISTMAS IN TOWN It was indeed a special Christmas celebration at the Hotel Borobudur Jakarta, as the hotel was blending Christmas touches with local culture throughout their decorations, dominated by turquoise and purple. But that wasn’t the only highlight. Celebrating last year’s festive season, Hotel Borobudur Jakarta appointed Indy Barends, one of Indonesia’s top TV presenters and radio DJs to be their icon for their Signature Christmas Log. The hotel’s pastry team created a vintage radio-shaped cake with a headset and a microphone that well represented Indy Barend’s career – this cake consisted of chocolate sponge, chocolate mousse, berry compote and sable cracker, and was for sale for Rp. 648,000 nett. Aside from the Indy Barend’s Signature Christmas Log, the hotel’s pastry team also created a giant Dutch Windmill Gingerbread House that made Christmas at Hotel Borobudur Jakarta even merrier. Hotel Borobudur Jakarta Jalan Lapangan Banteng Selatan No. 1, Pasar Baru, Sawah Besar, Jakarta (021) 380-5555 www.hotelborobudur.com

GET FIT!

ALL COURTESY PHOTOS

Hand in hand with GuavaPass, PUMA Indonesia has successfully gathered 100 all-female participants in a fitness session at Kare in Senayan City, Jakarta. The participants were taken to join the best fitness classes in the city that were especially curated by PUMA Indonesia and GuavaPass – the three classes available that day were Barre, U-Jam and Jivamukti Yoga. This sporty event was a part of “Do You”, one of PUMA’s campaigns that aims to inspire women around the world to be confident, to be motivated and to never give up, not just in sports but also in their daily lives. To find more information on this campaign, follow @PUMAWomen and @PUMA on Instagram. www.puma.com

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COMMUNITYCALENDAR

THE ART OF CHARCOAL

ALL COURTESY PHOTOS

On January 21, bring your children to CushCush Gallery and let them practice their creativity by joining in the third session of the “Charcoal for Children” workshop. Organized by CushCush Gallery, this workshop is a part of the gallery’s LagiLagi program and is a continuation of the previous “Make Your Own Charcoal” class. However, as the last workshop invited children to recycle off-cuts into daily utensils like spoons and forks, this time the CushCush Gallery will share how to turn twigs or off-cut timbers into drawing charcoal. Children will be able to draw and paint using charcoal as well as learn new techniques and make collaborative artwork with some invited artists. This workshop also aims to increase children’s awareness of the environment and raise some funds for LagiLagi’s future projects. The CushCush Gallery will also display all the artwork made during this workshop including the ones created during the first and second sessions of “Charcoal for Children” that were held in September and October of 2016. Contact the gallery for more information on the exhibition. CushCush Gallery Jalan Teuku Umar, Gang Rajawali No. 1A, Denpasar, (0361) 484-558 www.cushcushgallery.com

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SEE&SEEN

CHRISTMAS LIGHT Last Christmas, Conrad Bali organized a Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in their East Lobby Lounge. The ceremony started off with singing by a choir from the Oikumene Protestant Christian Church, and the guests who attended the ceremony were able to check out the 20-meter long stollen cake made by Conrad Bali’s pastry chef. A charity sale was also held to make the ceremony even more meaningful. www.conradbali.com

ECO RESORT Congratulations to Alaya Resort Ubud for winning the ‘Eco-Hotel/Resort of The Year’ in the 12th Annual AsiaSpa Awards 2016 by vote! This award means that Alaya Resort Ubud has been acknowledged for its excellence and commitment in wellness. The resort’s Dala Spa was also shortlisted in two categories of the award, one of them in ‘Spa of the Year for the Southeast Asia and Pacific Region’ and the other one for ‘Eco Spa of the Year’. www.alayahotels.com/alayaubud

STREET MAGIC For the first time ever, Baker Street Social in Petitenget held “Mixology Meets Magic”, where Creative Director Jimmy Burchett introduced the new refreshments to be included in the bar’s menu next season. While the guests enjoyed the special concoctions, international magician Sean Borland walked around the venue performing his mind-blowing magic tricks. www.facebook.com/bakerstreetsocial

CHRISTMAS VILLAGE Seminyak Village celebrated Christmas with a range of events from fashion parades and Christmas carols to storytelling sessions as well as a Kids Drawing and Coloring Station inside the mall. To get more into the Christmas spirit the mall was decorated with Christmas ornaments like fairy lights and a big white Christmas tree. The mall also had a special promotion for curated items and a charity box to help unfortunate children to gain an education. www.seminyakvillage.com 64

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CHARITY AND CELEBRATION The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali held its Beach Family Yoga for their UNICEF Check out for Children charity event this year. The yoga event was conducted by Jitendra Pokhriyal, the Wellness Specialist of The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali at Westin’s beach area. Over 260 yogis and health enthusiasts joined the event to show their support for the children. A few days after the event the resort also held their annual Appreciation Gathering for their key supporters. www.westinnusaduabali.com

HOPE THROUGH ART To celebrate Christmas, ARTOTEL Indonesia initiated a program called ARTOTELforHOPE, where each of the ARTOTEL properties in Indonesia donated money gathered from sticky notes that were glued on ARTOTEL hotels’ walls. Guests could write a message of hope in a sticky note – and pay Rp. 5,000 for each sticky note – and glue it to the wall. ARTOTEL Sanur – Bali donated all the funds to Yayasan Pembinaan Anak Cacat Khusus Tuna Grahita in Jimbaran. www.artotelindonesia.com

TWO DECADES Happy 20th anniversary to AYANA Resort and Spa Bali! Held at AYANA’s Grand Ballroom, this anniversary celebration was buzzing with live performances by Hayley Gene Penner and Tim Hwang. Not only did AYANA Resort and Spa Bali indulge guests with a four-course dinner, the team also announced the opening of a number of new additions like the 120 rooms at Rimba Jimbaran Bali by AYANA, and AYANA MidPlaza Jakarta in April. www.ayana.com

CLEAN UP DAY To celebrate their second anniversary, H Sovereign Bali conducted a “Beach Cleaning” at Petitenget Beach and a mereresik at Sakenan Temple as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility program. With the motto “Work, Play, Celebrate Together”, the hotel invited all their staff to celebrate this happy occasion by giving back to the environment. www.hsovereignhotels.com BALI&BEYOND JANUARY 2017

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INFOINDEX

AIRLINES

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

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

■ AIRPORT OPERATOR Tel: (0361) 751-011

■ FRANCE

■ CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS

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

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

■ GERMANY

■ UNITED STATES

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

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

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

■ ROYAL BRUNEI

■ HUNGARY

Tel: (0361) 757-292

■ SINGAPORE AIRLINES

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

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

■ INDIA

■ GARUDA Jl. Jalan Sugianyar, 5 Denpasar

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

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

■ CONTINENTAL MICRONESIA

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

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

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

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

HEALTH&MEDICAL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

■ NETHERLANDS

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

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

(ARMA) Ubud, Tel: (0361) 976-659, Fax: 974-229. Jl. Pengosekan, Ubud, open daily 8 am-6pm

■ ABIAN KAPAS Jl. Nusa Indah, East Denpasar Tel: (0361) 227-176

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

■ ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM Pejeng, Tel: (0361) 942-352 Open 8 am - 3 pm weekdays

■ GEDONG KIRTYA HISTORICAL LIBRARY Tel: (0362) 25141, Jl. Veteran, Singaraja. Open 7am - 3pm Monday Thursday, until Fridaynoon, closed on weekends

■ GALLERY SENIWATI Jl. Ubud Raya, Gianyar. Tel: (0361) 975-485 ■ MUSEUM BALI Tel: (0361) 235-059, 222-680, Jl. Let. Kol Wisnu, Denpasar ■ MUSEUM LE MAYEUR Tel: (0361) 286-164, Jl. Hang Tuah, Sanur. Open 8 am - 2 pm, Tuesday - Sunday.

■ MUSEUM MANUSA YADNYA Mengwi, open daily, but often unattended

■ MUSEUM NEKA Tel: (0361) 975-074, 975-034, Jl. Raya Campuan, Ubud open daily 9 am - 5 pm.

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

■ MUSEUM RUDANA Tel: (0361) 975-779, 976-479, Peliatan, Ubud

■ MUSEUM SUBAK Tel: (0361) 810-315, Jl. Raya Kediri, Desa Sanggulan, Tabanan

■ BIMC Hospital Kuta ■ POLAND

■ BRITAIN

■ SPAIN

■ BIMC Hospital Nusa Dua

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

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

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

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

■ AGUNG RAI MUSEUM OF ART

■ INTERNATIONAL SOS CLINIC

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

■ AUSTRALIA, CANADA,

MUSEUMS

■ MUSEUM PURI LUKISAN

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

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

CONSULATES

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

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

■ SLOVAKIA

TOURIST INFO. ■ INTEGRATED TOURISM INFORMATION CENTER (ITIC) A one-stop tourist information complex of ten provinces in Indonesia comprising Bali, Lampung, Jakarta, Banten, West Java, Central Java, East Java, Jogjakarta. Jl. Raya Kuta 2, Kuta, 80361; Tel: (0361) 766-188

■ NGURAH RAI INTERNATIONAL

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

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

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

■ CZECH REPUBLIC Jl. Pengembak 17 Sanur.

■ THAILAND Jl. Puputan Raya No. 81,

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

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

■ SILOAM HOSPITALS

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

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

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

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

AIRPORT Tel: (0361) 751-011

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