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ALL FOR ONE ‘Om Swastiastu...’

A long holiday is just around the corner! It is time for a getaway with the whole family. And of course, Bali is the perfect destination for a family vacation. Whether you want to spend the day at the hotel or go out for an adventure with your children, the island is never short on fun activities for everyone. The Lagoon Spa at The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa offers a family spa treatment that will pamper every member in the family. Flip through our ‘INVITE & INDULGE’ to see how their “Spa for Kids” menu will spoil your little ones, while their

COVER Photo Courtesy of Seasalt at Alila Seminyak

“From Top to Toe for Him or Her” treatment will take you and your spouse’s stress away. The newly open Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali is also remarkable for a family getaway with its 2,900-square-meter swimming pool – read in ‘REST & RELAXATION’ for more details. Make sure your little ones have the time of their lives by joining a fun and educational activity. You can take them to Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation that will teach them all about sea turtles and their eggs. Our contributor Gino Andrias shares his visit to the conservation in our ‘LIFESTYLE & LEISURE’. Then, continue your family day out by dining at The Butchers Club Bali and indulging in their one kilogram rib chop which we discover in our ‘DINE & DELIGHTS’. All in all, we hope you get to spend some quality time with your loved ones in Bali and create an unforgettable family holiday.

‘Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om…’ The Team

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AGUNG PARAMESWARA is a Bali-based photographer who freelances for Getty Images News. His work has been published by Reuters,The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal among others. (www. agungparameswara.com)

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

MARGAUX PANEL

NADIA BINTORO

took a master’s degree in Born and raised in Paris, International Multimedia France, she moved to New Journalism at the University York in 2010 to pursue of Newcastle, and now her studies in Art. After has turned her passion for graduating from School writing and traveling into of Visual Arts in 2015, a series of travel pieces she worked in different published in a number photo agencies with of media. photographers, agents and producers. In August 2016, she flew to Asia to discover new culture and 6 BALI&BEYOND JUNE 2017 landscapes.

NINETH RACHMA

WIRA WIJOGA

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

Having lived most of his life in Jakarta and a short stint in England for his MA in Marketing degree, Wira has made Bali his home for the last five years. He has worked in the media and marketing industry for the past 12 years, but recently quit to explore his passion in underwater and landscape photography.   


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contents 06.17 THE SUN... THE SAND... THE SURF... THE CULTURE OF PARADISE AND OVER 18,000 SURROUNDING ISLANDS

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SYMBOLS OF BALI

JUST KIDDING!

The meaning of canang sari and Balinese checkered fabric

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LIFESTYLE&LEISURE HELLO, LITTLE FELLOWS! A visit to Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation

INVITE&INDULGE A family spa treatment at Lagoon Spa

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SIGHTS&SOUNDS

PHOTOS & FUN FACTS

Snapshots and quotes picked up throughout April and May

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DINE&DELIGHTS ALL ABOUT BEEF

Indulge in quality meat at The Butchers Club Bali

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PROFILE&PORTRAIT THE RISING STAR

Ricad Hutapea shares his passion in music 12 PRIMEPROMOTION Hot deals and promotions of the month that shouldn’t be missed

14 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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6 2 BEYONDUPDATES News updates from the tourism industry and what’s new beyond Bali

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REST&RELAXATION IT’S FAMILY TIME!

Stay at Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali

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FOTOFOLIO

THE BEAUTY OF BALI

Bali in the eyes of Margaux Panel 8

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Snapshots of events and happenings within the preceding month

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

70 INFOINDEX Useful directory of companies and island-based businesses

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BEAUTIFUL SOUL

Agung Dewi rescues Bali’s stray dogs

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ACTION&ATTRACTION GET A MOVE ON!

Exercise with SuperHuman Fitness

UNDER THE SEA Diving in Lembeh at North Sulawesi

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PRIMEPROMOTION

VIETNAM STYLE The new treatment at Mulia Spa is what you need for a healthy body, mind and soul with the use of Asia’s remedies. The Vietnamese Cupping Massage is not only highlighting Asia’s traditions, but also incorporating a holistic approach that combines the balance of Yin and Yang with Qi (energy). Cold pressed pure coconut oil is available for the massage, but taking the special Vietnamese blend made of cinnamon, clove and jasmine sambac is a better choice if you want to go back to the original root. The Mulia, Mulia Resorts & Villas – Nusa Dua, Bali Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Kawasan Sawangan, Nusa Dua (0361) 301-7777 www.themulia.com

THE HOLY MONTH

Imagine a bowl of oxtail soup with soft meat and rich broth. If you’re drooling already, then you need to head to Dhanya restaurant at Golden Tulip Jineng Resort Bali as the resort presents delicious oxtail dishes in nine different styles. Opt for the popular yet classic Indonesian Style Oxtail Soup for an original taste or choose the Crispy Oxtail, Fried Oxtail or Grilled Oxtail for surprising twists. Dhanya also offers an innovative menu, like the Oxtail in hot and spicy dabu-dabu, Steamed Oxtail in Banana Leaf and Oxtail in Sambal Spicy Sambal Plecing. The Oxtail Noodle Soup or Oxtail Green Fried Rice are perfect for either lunch or dinner. Each of the dishes are available at Rp. 88,000 nett. Don’t forget to pair your dish with a cup of tea for only Rp. 93,000 nett/meal. Golden Tulip Jineng Resort Bali Jalan Sunset Road No. 98, Kuta (0361) 472-7488 www.goldentulipjinengresortbali.com

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OXTAIL FIESTA

Celebrating the fasting month of Ramadhan for all Moslems around the world, The ANVAYA Beach Resort – Bali offers special packages for everyone. Starting from Rp. 1,900,000 nett/night, the Ramadhan Package pampers guests with a comfortable stay in one of the Deluxe Rooms and gives the privilege to indulge in suhoor (the pre-dawn meal), one-time Megibung package for breakfasting and a complimentary airport transfer. The hotel also presents the Eid Mubarak Package where guests can stay in the Deluxe room for two nights with price starting from Rp. 3,750,000 nett – this package is inclusive of a complimentary breakfast for parents and children under six years old, and a choice of a 60-minute treatment at Sakanti Spa or Megibung dinner for two at Kunyit Restaurant. As if that’s not enough, staying guests can also get a 10 percent discount at Kunyit, Sands and The Anvaya Pool Bar and 20 percent off all treatments at Sakanti Spa. The ANVAYA Beach Resort - Bali Jalan Kartika Plaza, Tuban, Kuta (0361) 759-991 www.theanvayabali.com

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AROUND THE WORLD Celebrating different flavors from all around the world, Grand Hyatt Bali presents a number of delicious delicacies, from the Mediterranean to Japan. This month, the resort’s Salsa Verde offers iconic dishes from Sardinia, an island in the Mediterranean Sea. Expect to taste seared tuna salad with Sardinian flat bread, linguine with clams and white wine sauce and pork and lamb chop with Sardinian pasta, all are available from Rp. 150,000++ for lunch and dinner. Meanwhile, Nampu brings Japanese cuisine to a whole new level by presenting Kyushu specials for dinner, such as sashimi mackerel, simmered chicken gameni and ramen noodles – price starts from Rp. 110,000++. As for those who are longing for some Asian flavors, the Garden Café offers selections of curry, from Balinese curry to Thai duck red curry. The curry dishes are available from Rp. 160,000++ for lunch and dinner. Grand Hyatt Bali BTDC, Nusa Dua (0361) 77-1234 www.bali.grand.hyatt.com

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NEW&NEWS

YOURS TRULY Hand in hand with Sanur Jewellery Studio, Atlas Pearls and Sanur offers “Pearl Masterclass and Jewellery Making Class”, a unique workshop where participants can learn all about pearls. Taking place at Sanur Jewellery Studio on Jalan Kanda No. 15B in Sanur, the class will also introduce participants to South Sea pearls, and let them choose a pearl that calls to their hearts. Then, under the supervision of designer Nini Ribeiro, participants will make their own design and turn their pearl into their signature jewelry. Interested? Contact info@sanurjewellerystudio.com for more details. Atlas Pearls and Perfumes Jalan Nelayan – Singaraja – Gilimanuk Penyabangan, Buleleng (0361) 284-455 www.atlassouthseapearl.com.au

FUN PLAYGROUND Get your children ready for a day full of fun at the Cubby House Kids Club. Located at Finns Recreation Club, this kids club welcomes 2 to 12-year-old children with dedicated staff accompanying 2 to 4 year olds playing Lego’s and blocks, reading stories and watching movies. The kids club also has a movie theater, a library, an arts and crafts center, and two outdoor playgrounds, one of which is an area for older kids to play basketball and air hockey. Don’t miss all the fun as Cubby House Kids Club hosts a number of special programs, such as Angry Birds Party and Hello Kitty Party on June 11 and 25 respectively from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Kids Kitchen every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cubby House Kids Club Finns Recreation Club West Jalan Raya Pantai Berawa, Canggu (0361) 848-3939 www.cubbyhousekidsclub.com

It has only been a couple of months since Mrs. Sippy in Seminyak opened its door, yet the place has become the talk of the town. Decorated with Mediterranean-style architecture, local stones, custom tiles, daybeds and cabanas, Mrs. Sippy is the new “it” place to soak under the sun while indulging in the restaurant’s delicious food like wood-fired seafood and pizza and the bar’s refreshing cocktails. Don’t forget to bring a swimsuit or bikini and take a dip in the restaurant’s 800-square-meter saltwater pool and jump fabulously into the waters from the diving platform. Mrs. Sippy Bali Jalan Taman Ganesha Gang Gagak 8, Seminyak (0361) 335-1079 www.mrssippybali.com

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SIP AND SWIM


ROMANTIC ITALIAN Following the success of Il Ristorante – Luca Fantin in Tokyo, Japan, the newly opened Il Ristorante – Luca Fantin at Bulgari Resort Bali is ready to take the island’s Italian fine dining scene to a whole new level. Born by Michelin-starred chef Luca Fantin, the restaurant presents traditional Italian dishes that incorporate fresh locally-sourced ingredients with refined techniques and creativity. Among the stars of the menu are Luca Fantin’s famous creations such as squid ink gnocchi with raw cuttlefish, cold spaghetti with caviar and wagyu beef eggplant, as well as new dishes like Fassone Beef Tagliata red garlic and grilled vegetables. The restaurant also presents over 200 selections of wine to pair with the dishes for a more remarkable dining experience. Il Ristorante – Luca Fantin Bulgari Resort Bali Jalan Goa Lempeh, Banjar Dinas Kangin, Uluwatu (0361) 847-1000, www.bulgarihotels.com

STARS OF THE SEA Seasalt, the newest addition to Alila Seminyak, is ready to serve you with selections of delicious seafood cuisine, using fresh ingredients with a twist of Japanese flavors. The restaurant turns the stars of the ocean into exquisite dishes – expect to indulge in White Snapper, the signature sea salt baked fish. Other musttry dishes are Niçoise (a French salad created with Katsuobushi and black miso) and Blue Swimmer Crab, a crab dish with mayonnaise and chawanmushi. The restaurant’s design is just as interesting as the dishes with the use of ocean colors dominating the interior and unique decoration that will make you feel as if you’re dining on a boat. Seasalt Alila Seminyak Jalan Taman Ganesha 9, Petitenget (0361) 302-1888, www.seasaltseminyak.com

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CRAFT&CULTURE

Rai Wibawa, also known as Sangtu, the retreat’s co-founder and cultural liaison, this activity takes guests closer to Balinese culture over a cup of herbal tea at the retreat’s main living room. The Tea Circle is hosted every Thursday after dusk. The sun was slowly setting on the horizon when I joined the class and other guests slowly gathered in a circle, each of their hands held a warm jug of herbal tea made of homegrown herbs from the retreat’s permaculture compound. As a silent retreat, this is the only time where guests can talk, share and ask questions on Balinese culture.

SYMBOLS

OF BALI

LEARN ALL ABOUT CANANG SARI AND BALINESE BLACK AND WHITE CHECKERED FABRIC AT THE BALI SILENT RETREAT…

W

hen I first

lucky to stumble upon Bali Silent

Soon the discussion started

moved to

Retreat, a center for prayer and

rolling; here are two of so many

Bali, there

meditation in the quaint village of

symbols in Balinese culture that were

were plenty

Mongan on the lush slope of Mount

explained in detail by Sangtu that

of Balinese

Batukaru in Tabanan.

afternoon.

rituals and traditions that enchanted

“Doing nothing” is probably the

me in an instant, such as intricate

best to do here, however this retreat

DAILY GRATITUDE

offerings and checkered fabrics

also offers daily yoga, meditation

Commonly formed in a square-

wrapping an ancient tree. What do

and in-house activities, one of them

shaped tray made of woven-coconut

they mean? What is their purpose?

being the “Balinese Culture: Tea

leaves filled with flowers, canang

With these questions in mind, I was

Circle”. Conducted by Sang Ketut

sari or canang would be the first

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item that visitors would easily associate with Bali. This daily offering can be seen everywhere; in a temple, on the street, on the beach or on the top of a cashier counter in a shop. The woven-tray is usually filled with multi-colored flowers and topped with an incense stick. Some even add specific elements; a bakery would put some crumbles of bread while owners of warung nasi campur (food joints) put a lump of rice and chicken as a part of their offering. Holding a canang in one of his hands, Sangtu explained the meaning of canang sari. Originated from Sanskrit, the word “canang” actually consists of two words; “ca” means beautiful and “nang” means

Every element in a canang sari has its own meaning.

“purpose.” So, canang can be translated as a basket for a beautiful purpose. Canang sari is made of two

sari has its own meaning. On the base of the canang is the peporosan

components – canang is the small

or the core materials consists of

palm-leaf basket, while sari is the

betel leaf, lime, gambier, tobacco

essence. Each element in a canang

and betel nuts which represent the three Hindu deities: Brahma (gambier), Vishnu (betel nuts), and Shiva (lime). Together they form Tri Murti, the combination of their power as a creator, a preserver, and a fuser respectively. The base tray called ceper is made of palm leaf, and is a symbol of Ardha Candra (the earth and the moon). Raka-raka (any kind of fruits) are

east, west, north and south, but also

then placed and topped with

to symbolize a relationship with

sampian urasari (decorations made

God. At the top of the compass,

of coconut leaves) to symbolize

Vishnu is represented by blue or

the stars. And finally, multi-colored

green flowers, while the white

flowers are placed on top following

flowers on the east direction are for

certain cardinal directions.

Iswara. On the south is a red flower

Four different colors of petals fill the basket, not only to represent

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for Brahma, and yellow is the color for the west for the Mahadeva.


Originated from two words – “Rwa” means two and “Bhineda” means different – Kain Poleng signifies the duality contained in an object. The Balinese believe that everything that exists in this world, both the microcosmic or macrocosmic world, has two contrasting forces that need to be equally respected, like day and night, and sadness and happiness. This concept also means that the world revolves around Skala (the The Balinese black and white checkered fabrics are also used for a traditional dance performance.

visible world) and Niskala (the invisible world). And in order for humans to live in harmony, all these contrasting dualities need to be in balance.

The offering is made complete with

THE BALANCE OF LIFE

an amount of kepeng (old Chinese

Another symbol of Balinese tradition

concept perfectly. The black color of

coins) or paper money on top. And

explained by Sangtu was Kain

the fabric symbolizes the dark, while

then, incense is lit and holy water is

Poleng or Saput Poleng, the black

the white symbolizes the light. The

sprinkled for prayers.

and white checkered fabric that is

pattern represents duality, and the

usually wrapped around ancient

whole fabric serves as a reminder

symbolizes a form of gratitude to

trees, statues, temples or even kulkul

for us all to keep the balance in

Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa (God) for

(a traditional Balinese bamboo

harmony.

peace and abundance blessings.

musical instrument that is used to

The philosophy of a canang sari is

summon villagers to gather).

actually self-sacrifice as it takes time

Kain Poleng often receives a

So the next time you see a tree or a statue being wrapped in Kain Poleng, fear not for the demon within

and effort to prepare them every

negative connoatation among

the object, but take it as a reminder

day.

visitors of Bali as it is believed that a

to acknowledge the good and bad

spirit resides in the objects wrapped

within yourself. And always maintain

by the fabric. Although it is true,

the balance to create harmony

canang sari and other offerings

there is more to Kain Poleng than a

within yourself, between you and

(called “mejejaitan”) because making

“container” of bad spirits or demons.

other people as well as the nature

offerings are just as important as

According to Sangtu, in the Balinese

and the unseen spirits. n

cooking, taking care of the children

culture Kain Poleng is a symbol of

By Nadia Bintoro

and cleaning the house. However,

“Rwa Bhineda” which refers to the

this tradition has slowly changed in

duality and the balance of nature.

For a Balinese woman, it is an obligation to know how to make

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this modern era as people now can easily buy a ready-made canang sari from traditional markets. Even so,

Sangtu usually shares an interesting aspect of Balinese culture in the weekly

the core essence and the symbolical

event titled “Balinese Culture: Tea Circle” at Bali Silent Retreat. For more

meaning remain intact.

details on the program and the schedule, check out their website.

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SECOND PAGE THIRD COLUMNT PHOTO COURTESY OF BALI SILENT RETREAT, ALL OTHERS BY NADIA BINTORO

As a whole, canang sari

Kain Poleng symbolizes this


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LIFESTYLE&LEISURE

HELLO, Little FELLOWS! OUR CONTRIBUTOR GINO ANDRIAS PAYS A VISIT TO KUTA BEACH SEA TURTLE CONSERVATION…

B

ali, the tropical island

jellyfish, crabs and snails but

at the conservation. The slender

that sits slightly under

occasionally also eat seaweed

64-year-old figure has a glistening

the equator, is a land

and algae. To make sure that these

smile and dark skin as a result of

blessed with year-long

fellows are safe on the island, a

long exposure under the sun, one of

summers that many

sea turtle conservation center stands

the consequences of his job.

people easily call home. However,

right in the heart of Kuta Beach

the island does not only belong

with a massive turtle statue made

turtles came up to lay eggs in Kuta

to humans. Bali is also home to

of concrete, which also functions as

Beach,” Gung Aji stated. “Before

beautiful nature and unique species,

a hatchling area for the eggs. The

that, sea turtles already came to

one of them being Lepidochelys

institution is named Kuta Beach Sea

lay eggs but there were no strict

Olivacea or also known as Olive

Turtle Conservation (KBSTC).

laws to protect them. Plenty of the

Ridley sea turtle, a medium-sized sea

“It was back in 2001 when sea

eggs were sold on the street for

turtle species with a distinctive olive

NIGHT CALLS

color and heart-shaped carapace

A native man from Kuta named

the government issued a protective

that can grow to almost two feet in

I Gusti Ngurah Tresna, who is

law, everything changed.”

length.

famously known as “Gung Aji” or

These sea turtles are gentle carnivores that consume mostly

consumption. But after 2001, when

Since then, the number of baby

simply “Mr. Turtle” among the locals

sea turtles rocketed, from only 20

and visiting tourists, leads the team

percent, going up to 90 percent.

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Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Consevation invited guests to release baby sea turtles to the ocean. Someday, the females will return to the beach to lay eggs.

Supporting the government, the

Seems like the education works

the nest, but also to evacuate the

KBSTC team also did an extensive

well too. As a result, along the

eggs and bring them to KBSTC for a

education program for the public,

15-kilometer beach stretch (starting

safer incubation.

like teaching and sharing knowledge

from the airport in Kuta all the way

about the life of sea turtles, from

to Canggu), if someone, locals

BACK TO OCEAN

their survival rate in the wild to the

or tourists alike, spots a sea turtle

In 2008, two giant companies,

impact on tourism.

coming up in the middle of the night

Coca Cola Amatil Indonesia and

to dig a hole on the sand with both

Quiksilver Indonesia, came on board

is the one that works really well

of its front flippers as a sign that

to support KBSTC and brought the

on delivering the message,” Gung

she’s about to lay eggs, that person

conservation up to another level. A

Aji continued. “With the world’s

will automatically contact the KBSTC

proper office was built to store all

attention on Bali as a paradise

team and make a report.

the sea turtles data, while an open

“The impact on tourism sector

and tourist-friendly island, can you

“We often receive a call around

space for visitors is still available. The numbers of the eggs laid

imagine what would happen if there

11 p.m. or even midnight, informing

is news that sea turtles’ lives here are

us that there is a sea turtle laying

in the sanctuary are written on the

under threat? Most of our lives here

eggs. We will send our team right

white board and updated almost

depend on tourism, so we definitely

away to the location,” said Gung

every night for people to see. They

need to take care of all its aspects.”

Aji. This action is not only to protect

also built a massive turtle statue of

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concrete with an open carapace filled with sand – it also functions as an incubation area for the eggs until they hatch, with a retractable canvas roof to protect them from the blaring sun and pouring rain. “KBSTC needs this kind of support. Back in the day after we

Have a good life in the ocean, little fellows!

relocated the eggs, we still had to face some threats, like rats and ants, some of the predators of these poor eggs. Rain can also damage the

During the egg-laying season, from

you keen to join the baby sea turtle

eggs,” said Gung Aji as he sat cross

May to October, the KBSTC team

release? n

legged on a wooden bench next to

often holds a baby sea turtle release

By Gino Andrias

the statue.

almost every afternoon at 5 p.m. at Kuta Beach. The event is open

Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation

Ridley sea turtles, more people are

for everyone and usually starts with

Kuta Beach (behind Grand Inna

attracted to come and learn about

an educational briefing about sea

Kuta), Kuta, 0816-580-145

the lives of these adorable fellows.

turtles prior to their release. So, are

www.kutaseaturtle.com

With the significant rise of Olive

FUN FACTS! a plastic bag or confuse the plastic with jellyfish, their natural prey. • If you spot a female sea turtle laying eggs, call Mr. Turtle immediately on the phone number above. If you can, give the sea turtle a safe seven-meter perimeter space. • Only two out of ten baby sea turtles will reach adult age in the wilderness. • Female sea turtles always return and lay eggs at the same location where they were born. • Sea turtle is coined “Honu” in Hawaiian, which symbolizes endurance and long life. • Sea turtles are famous for their long-distance swim during migration. Remember Squirt in “Finding Nemo”?

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PHOTOS BY GINO ANDRIAS

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DINE&DELIGHTS

ALL ABOUT BEEF

LOOKING FOR SOME QUALITY MEAT? THE BUTCHERS CLUB BALI IN THE HEART OF SEMINYAK IS THE ANSWER…

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t is no secret that Bali is home

from a group of passionate chefs

have lunch at The Butchers Club

to thousands of restaurants,

and butchers who together created

Bali. When we arrived, the staff

cafes and bars serving

a unique concept exposing high

greeted us warmly which made the

scrumptious dishes, but this

quality dry-aged beef. They are such

restaurant felt like home already.

one place caught my attention

a success in Hong Kong and have

The Butchers Club Bali has an indoor

particularly because of the way

received numerous awards that they

and outdoor seating area – we

they treat meat. To serve the finest

have been named the “Best Steak”

chose to sit outside to enjoy the view

quality of meat is their goal, and to

and “Best Burger” by both local

of the busy Seminyak street. When I

perform the best cooking technique

and international publications and

looked inside the restaurant, I could

is their culture. Nestled in the heart

bloggers, and received a mention

see how huge and warm the place

of Seminyak, The Butchers Club Bali

in the Michelin Guide. The huge

is. The restaurant can accommodate

is still one of the places to be for

success brought them to a quick

up to 160 people, making it one

carnivores to indulge in some quality

expansion, not only in Hong Kong,

of the best places in the area for a

beef cuts.

but also in Bali.

casual dining experience with family

The Butchers Club Bali is a part

and friends.

of The Butchers Club in Hong Kong

THE ONE-KILO RIB

and has been on the island since

It was one beautiful Saturday

so I quickly opted for The Butchers

April 2013. The brand is born

when my friend and I decided to

Long Island on the drink menu as a

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The sun was shining hot that day,


remedy for the summer heat in Bali.

part of our lunch soon followed –

It was so refreshing that I couldn’t

the “monster” that consists of one

stop having sip after sip with a big

kilogram of 35-day dry-aged rib

smile on my face. Meanwhile, my

chop. In a split second, my friend

friend was having the Pink Diamond

and I looked at each other and

from the cocktail selection – this

shared the same thought; we may

drink tasted so good, proof that The

not be able to finish this meat meal.

Butchers Club Bali is also serious

But to our own surprise, the rib chop

about serving cocktails.

was all gone in a very short time.

Not long after, our appetizer

Let me tell you our “secret” in

was served – a portion of calamari

finishing the rib chop. Imagine you

with a Japanese twist, cooked with

are having a big plate of meat that

yusu salt, furikake, sweet Kewpie

is so fresh and grilled to perfection

mayonnaise and tuna flakes. This

that you can smell the tasty aroma

dish had a great combination of

of the rib. How could you not finish

crunchy texture on outside and soft squid inside. I couldn’t stop taking them two by two. It didn’t take long for us to finish the appetizer. However, the best

Who wants to try the one-kilogram dry-aged rib chop?

it down to the bone? The Butchers

Other top-notch main courses are

Club Bali uses charcoal made of

also available, like The Wu-Tang

fruit trees for grilling that highlights

style burger, grilled corn and the dry-

the original taste of the rib, unlike

aged corndog. However, we were

ordinary charcoal, the smell of which

quite full already and had some

usually damages the aroma of the

room for dessert only. I opted for

meat. When I took a slice of the rib,

the peach and strawberry yoghurt

I didn’t even have the heart to dip it

jar – the sweet and sour flavor of

into a sauce. I mean, the sauce was

the yoghurt combined with some

fantastic, but I preferred to indulge

crunchy crumbs was truly the perfect

in the rib just with some salt and

ending for my culinary journey at

pepper. It was that delicious.

The Butchers Club Bali. But if you

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are looking for an absolute sweet

the cows for the restaurant – this

therapy, the vanilla and caramel ice

is why their meat has distinctive

cream jar that my friend had will be

flavor profiles compared to other

hand-dried, wrapped in a thin dry

your perfect pick.

restaurants. The Butchers Club Bali

cloth to remove the excess blood

then dry-ages each cut of beef to

and moisture, and placed on a

highlight the unique flavors of the

wire-rack shelf. Each cut is rotated

The Butchers Club Bali sources

meat. Large pieces of beef, known

daily and moved to a different part

their beef from a farm they are

as primal cuts, are stored in a

of the fridge on a weekly basis,

partnering with in New South Wales

climate-controlled room where the

depending on how long it is due

in Australia that specifically rears

temperature and humidity are kept

to age. During the ageing process,

HIGH STANDARD

low and the air circulation is high. Each piece of beef is then

hard and moldy crust start to form on the surface of the meat – both function to protect the meat from harmful bacteria as well as develop the flavor of the beef at its best. Don’t believe me? Just head to The Butchers Club Bali and taste some By Bayu Rahanatha The Butchers Club Bali Jalan Petitenget & Jalan Cenderawasih, Kuta (0361) 897-4004

Some dessert for a sweet ending.

www.thebutchers.club

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PROFILE&PORTRAIT

I

t’s only a couple of months

musical instrument more deeply than

away from the Ubud Village

the piano.

Jazz Festival 2017 which returns on August 11 and 12.

BB: Have you always dreamt of

The festival will not only be full

becoming a musician or did you just

of international musicians, but also

let it flow?

Indonesian jazz talents, including

RH: I’m not one of those people

the country’s young saxophonist,

who just ‘let it flow’. I always have

Ricad Hutapea. He took a singing

a plan. It was when I was in junior

lesson when he was only eight years

high school that I wanted to be a

old, and went on learning to play

musician as I was learning music

the piano before he finally fell in

since I was eight years old. Music

love with playing the saxophone.

was my major in my vocational high

After performing in numerous

school. I took every opportunity to

music festivals since 2010, Ricad

learn and expand my network in the

successfully launched his first album

music industry, to introduce myself

in 2014 and introduced his second

to the country’s great musicians

one earlier this year. Ricad (RH)

and learn from their experiences.

shares his journey in the music

And I’m totally grateful that I got

industry with Bali & Beyond (BB)…

the chance to work with Indonesia’s A-list musicians like Indra Lesmana,

INDONESIAN YOUNG AND TALENTED JAZZ MUSICIAN, RICAD HUTAPEA, TALKS ABOUT HIS PASSION IN MUSIC AND HIS UPCOMING PERFORMANCE AT UBUD VILLAGE JAZZ FESTIVAL 2017…

Tohpati and more because it means

music?

all my hard work was worth it.

RH: The church inspired me a lot. For me, church and music are like a

BB: Who is your idol and how does

house and its walls – they are one.

he inspire you?

The church made me fall in love

RH: Michael Brecker, the jazz

with music and attracted me to learn

saxophonist in the USA. His music

more about music.

can be enjoyed by all music lovers, and as far as I know, he’s the

BB: Why did you choose to learn the

saxophonist with the most Grammy

saxophone after you took singing

Awards. He’s really dedicated to

and piano lessons?

music, not just jazz. He also inspires

RH: I love learning something new.

me to understand that every musician

When I took the singing lessons, I

needs to appreciate all music genres.

started to learn the piano. I thought I needed to play the piano whilst

BB: Your second album was just

singing because no one at home can

launched in March 2017. What are

play the piano to accompany me.

your visions in this album?

Eventually, I became more focused

RH: I want the audience to hear

on playing the piano. And then, a

the real me. This album consists

friend of mine introduced me to a

of popular jazz songs with a

saxophone. I learnt how to play the

unique format played only with

saxophone and I fell in love with that

a saxophone, acoustic bass and

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FIRST PAGE PHOTO COURTESY OF RICAD HUTAPEA, SECOND PAGE PHOTO BY MATTHEW OLDFIELD FOR UBUD VILLAGE JAZZ FESTIVAL

THE RISING STAR

BB: What made you fall in love with


drums – and this is a real challenge

is one of the most unique festivals

jazz musicians, who would it be?

for me to produce harmonious songs

I’ve ever participated in. I mean,

RH: I would love to jam with Gerald

without any piano and guitar.

the venue, the committee, the

Clayton, one of the popular pianists

audience and the overall concept

now. He’s young and talented, and

BB: For the upcoming Ubud Village

is remarkable – 90 percent of its

his musical composition is out of

Jazz Festival 2017, how many songs

performers are jazz musicians,

this world. It would be a historical

will you perform and how is the

and for me that shows how bold

moment in my life.

preparation so far?

this festival is. The audience is also

RH: I’m going to play seven songs

really enthusiastic and can truly

BB: What are your next projects?

– three of them will be instrumental.

appreciate the performers. And I

RH: I’m still gathering materials for

I’m still making the arrangements

think the development of jazz in Bali

my next album where I’m going to

now and will soon rehearse them

is pretty rapid as there are more

collaborate with a senior guitarist.

with my fellow musicians.

new places that let jazz performers

And I’m producing for a singer who

play as freely as they want, and the

is also my wife, Renata Tobing,

audiences enjoy their performance.

whose album is out in May 2017. n

BB: What do you think about the

By Risty Nurraisa

Ubud Village Jazz Festival and the development of jazz in Bali?

BB: If you have the chance for a

RH: The Ubud Village Jazz Festival

spontaneous jam on stage with any

www.ubudvillagejazzfestival.com

onesia’s ge with one of Ind Ricad was on sta oard), yb ke the ra Lesmana (on Ind s, ian 15. sic 20 mu l t va lis sti Azz Fe at Ubud Village Ja

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INVITE&INDULGE

JUST KIDDING!

TAKE FAMILY BONDING TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL BY INDULGING IN A SPECIAL FAMILY SPA TREATMENT AT AWARD-WINNING THE LAGUNA, A LUXURY COLLECTION RESORT & SPA IN LOVELY NUSA DUA...

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ive-star The Laguna, a

– which is one of the world’s first –

Luxury Collection Resort

stretching down to Nusa Dua Beach

the resort is short on fun activities

& Spa is renowned as

and provides a dedicated kid’s pool

for family. The Laguna’s boutique-

family-friendly. The hotel is

and sandy beach in the shallow end

sized Lagoon Spa offers quality

secured among Nusa Dua’s

of the main swimming pool. True,

family bonding – and also welcomes

gated resort complex and nestled

there’s no kid’s club per se, but

outside resort guests. Inspired by

alongside the pristine and gently

in-house guests get complimentary

the seven pillars of well-being (life

sloping white sands lapped by clear,

access to those in neighboring

balance, harmony, beauty, vitality,

shallow waters – an idyllic spot for

Starwood resorts like The Westin

aqua, nature and nutrition), Lagoon

safe snorkeling and swimming. And

Resort Nusa Dua, Bali and The

Spa is a bit of an aquatic adventure,

within pretty tropical gardens, The

St. Regis Bali Resort, while child-

entered via a cascading waterfall

Laguna comes landscaped around

oriented activities are organized for

and surrounded by a section of

a 5,000-square-metre expanse of

special occasions like Christmas and

the stunning lagoon pool. The spa

turquoise swimmable lagoon pools

Nyepi (Silent Day).

provides eight air-conditioned

The luxurious design of Lagoon Spa’s entrance.

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However, it doesn’t mean that


The spa offers some milkshakes for your little ones.

treatment suites (complete with shower and grooming area), five of which look out over the shimmering waters. Although the design appears opulent and ultra-contemporary, the approach is warm and nurturing, with their long-experienced, skilled therapists and some pretty smart family-friendly spa treats!

LITTLE TOES For junior guests (four to 12 years old, accompanied by a parent) the “Spa for Kids” menu offers wellthought out and fun spa treatments

Other options include “Coco

Wrapping” that incorporates a

lasting 45 minutes (available at

Massage” that features a gentle

strawberry, honey milk or chocolate

Rp.450,000 nett or under). For the

massage using light and pure virgin

exfoliating body scrub and nutritious

young, sensitive skins the treatment

coconut oil, “Yummy Facial” with

wrap. The spa also has “Fancy

uses all-natural fresh and pure

creamy yoghurt, a rose petal facial

Nails” for customized nail design

ingredients, which are good enough

bather and lime and honey massage

art, from exotic flowers to flags.

to eat, literally – quite the challenge

as well as chocolate or strawberry

not to lick them off.

fresh milk mask, and “Creamy

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together under the “Mom and Me” package, rounded-off with a complimentary milkshake, smoothie or chocolate drink. The spa’s dedicated mini-salon rooms are set up exclusively for two for manicurepedicure, hair and beauty which are perfect for mom and child treatments in private.

PAMPERING PARENTS Lagoon Spa’s extensive menu also offers several pampering “me-time’’ treatments and rituals for frazzled moms and dads, including “From Top to Toe for Him or Her” half-day vacation package (Rp.3,750,000 nett). This is the perfect choice as it combines look-good-feel-good customized treatments for during and post-vacation. However, 90-minute

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Nail polish for the little girls.

Your children will be pampered with some chocolate too.

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treatments are key as these can be nicely synchronized with a couple of 45-minute kid’s sessions, either taken together as simultaneous treatments in one of the couple’s suites with twin massage beds (open the wooden shutters for lagoon views and soothing waterfall sounds) or with one or two kids spoilt rotten in a salon room. Amongst the 90-minute Body Massages, the signature Lagoon Customized Massage (Rp.1,000,000 nett) is both ultra-calming and reenergizing, combining global massage techniques customized to individual requirements: deep vigorous Chinese acupressure activating points on the meridian line, improving the body’s metabolism and drainage system, boosting the immune system, soothing Swedish and Balinese massages, and invigorating Indian head massage. Like all massages, these work in unison with a personally selected, coconut oil-based massage oil infused with flowers.

Enjoy a treatment at the bale bengong while your children swimming in the pool.

Dads don’t miss out either, thanks to the “All about Men” menu which features “Energizer for Men” (Rp.

eyesight (the largest bale directly

days – or simply, a memorable

1,400,000 nett), an all-rounder

faces the kid’s pool) or at least one

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signature treatment with a lavish

parent can have a spa treatment

By Katie Truman

all-natural scrub and spice-infused

accompanied by a child and the

oil massage and Express Mani’s or

rest of the family can entertain

Lagoon Spa

Pedi’s, best coordinated with the

themselves at the pool.

The Laguna, a Luxury Collection

mini-gals in his life. Families can also

All in all, Lagoon Spa has the

Resort & Spa

take treatments al fresco at one of

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the resort’s three spa bales (rustic

bored youngsters, mini-spa divas in

(0361) 771-327

open-air gazebos) strategically set

the making, or during Bali’s rainy

www.lagoonspabali.com

around the kid’s pool on beachfront lawns shaded by trees. Here, parents can indulge in massages

Lagoon Spa is open daily from 8 a.m. until midnight. As couple’s rooms are

while the kids splash around within

limited, reservations are recommended.

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REST&RELAXATION

IT’S FAMILY TIME!

THE NEWLY OPENED MÖVENPICK RESORT & SPA JIMBARAN BALI IS THE LATEST GEM IN JIMBARAN FOR A PERFECT FAMILY WEEKEND GETAWAY...

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his island is never short on family-friendly resorts, yet this new gem in Jimbaran tops it off with numerous facilities for

the whole family. Standing next to The Samasta Lifestyle Village, also the newest shopping and dining complex in town, Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali brings Swiss hospitality standards to the island and combines it with Bali’s quintessential design and warm

resort is only 15 minutes away from

along with the view of the tranquil

service, resulting in a comfortable

Ngurah Rai International Airport,

ocean.

hotel for all ages beyond

making it one of the perfect choices

The resort has a total of 297

expectation...

for a weekend getaway in Bali. The

rooms in seven different types –

hotel is so close to the airport that

Classic Rooms, Classic Pool View

FAMILY COMES FIRST

the airport building and airplanes

Rooms, Junior Suites, Family Rooms,

Nestled 100 meters away from the

taking off and landing become the

Family Pool View Rooms, Premium

pristine beach of Jimbaran Bay, the

background of the alfresco lobby,

Suites and Jimbaran Pool Suites.

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Welcome to Movenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali!

For a family of three, the Classic

least one of the parents – can unwind

Pool View is one of the best options

at the balcony while the children

swimming pools that cover a total

with either a king-size bed or a twin

play at the pool within eyesight.

of 2,900 square meters. Not only

bed. The room is 34 square meters

The Junior Suite and Premium

The first and foremost is their

does the resort have a lap pool,

large, and is even more comfortable

Suite are also the perfect choice for

they also have a vast free-form main

with modern and sleek design. The

a family of three who needs more

swimming pool with an artificial

bathroom is separated with a glass

space. Meanwhile, a family of four

beach area. This free-form pool

window that I personally think is a

can opt for the Family Room or the

is made complete with daybeds,

smart design as it makes the room

Family Pool View. But whichever

beanbags and cabana for guests to

feel more spacious, although the

room you choose, your children

unwind by the pool and a number of

glass windows can be covered by

are privileged for free access to the

colorful pool floats for those who just

curtains for some privacy.

Meera Kid’s Club.

want to snooze under the sun.

The Classic Pool View – just like

Meanwhile, the little ones can

the rest of the suites and rooms – is

LITTLE PLAYGROUND

have all the fun in the children’s

also equipped with an LED TV and

Aside from its comfortable suites

water park that is designed

complimentary Wi-Fi connection. But

and rooms, Mövenpick Resort &

with water jets on the floor and

the best feature is the balcony that

Spa Jimbaran Bali has entertainment

showerheads, splashing water all

overlooks the resort’s vast manicured

for all ages, which makes the resort

over the area. The children will also

garden, main swimming pool and

more like a playground for all

have fun at the Meera Kid’s Club,

the kid’s pool. So, parents – or at

family members.

while the teens will be kept busy

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Indulge in delicious delicacies at Anarasa restaurant.

at the Teen Club on the second

Library. The all-day dining Anarasa

with numerous restaurants, cafes

floor that provides a number of

restaurant presents live cooking

and shops for you to experience the

entertaining experiences.

stations and international dishes –

modern life of Bali. n

The fun doesn’t stop there as

don’t forget to nibble some of their

By Risty Nurraisa

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran

melted raclette cheese with a piece

Bali offers a list of delicious dishes

of fresh bread for breakfast, another

Mövenpick Resort & Spa

at its restaurants – try some Swiss-

inspiration from the Swiss that the

Jimbaran Bali

style ice cream and sweet treats at

resort brings to the island.

Jalan Wanagiri No. 1, Jimbaran

drinks at Katha Lobby Lounge &

And of course, The Samasta Lifestyle Village is right next door

(0361) 472-5777 www.movenpick.com PHOTOS COURTESY OF MÖVENPICK RESORT & SPA JIMBARAN BALI

Mövenpick Cafe or some refreshing

The Junior Suite (this photo) and the Classic room (right).

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FOTOFOLIO

THE BEAUTY OF BALI I landed for the first time on the Island of Gods in November 2016. The prospect of discovering intertwined landscapes was my main aspiration, and the island was so captivating with a variety of landscape and each one has its own unique texture, from white sandy beaches to volcanic mountains. All of this beauty allows me to capture how local humans preserve their culture to connect with natural elements. Margaux Panel www.margauxpanel.com

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LITTLELOVES

times,” Oka continued. “Then, she sat down, smiled and hugged the dog. She asked for some food. The next day, she wanted to go home to take care of the dog. And the doctor allowed her to go home.” Ever since then, Agung Dewi

Beautiful

SOUL

MEET THE BALINESE GIRL WHO IS DEVOTED TO RESCUE BALI’S STRAY DOGS…

believes the dog is her savior. Selem, the black stray dog, soon became a part of her life. And every time Agung Dewi sees a stray dog in the village, she takes it home and adopts it together with Selem. There was a time when the number of the dogs she adopted reached almost 60. Still, Selem remains her favorite and always follows wherever Dewi goes, even to school. The relationship between Dewi and Selem reminds me of the story of

I

Hachiko in Japan, a dog which

t was one cloudy day when I

one day, I saw a little black stray

is remembered for his remarkable

saw Agung Dewi playing with

dog on the street in Bitra Village

loyalty to his owner, Professor

some of her dogs after she

on my way to the hospital,” Oka

Hidesaburō Ueno, even more than

came home from school. To

reminisced. “I picked up the dog

nine years after Ueno’s death.

Agung Dewi Laina Pertiwi, the

and gave it to her in the hospital.

dogs are part of her life. Three years

I said, ‘Dewi, I bring you a dog,

FIGHTING RABIES

ago, Agung Dewi’s life, who was

you’re in love with the dog, right?’

In mid-2015, rabies was a major

only 13 years old when I met her

Then, I put the dog next to her.”

problem in Bali. The problem led

last year, was saved by a dog that her father brought. Now, she and

A miracle happened. “Agung Dewi suddenly threw up three

to a culling of wild dogs across the island, a policy that invited protests

her family live together with more than 35 stray dogs which she keeps in their small house in the village of Mas in Ubud, Gianyar. PHOTOS BY AGUNG PARAMESWARA

The story began when she was poisoned by an expired piece of bread that she picked up at a food stall in 2014. She had to be hospitalized for two weeks. Her father, Oka Yasna, said that Agung Dewi’s condition was weakened each day due to the poison. Dewi could not consume any food. “Until

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Ever since Selem the black dog saved her life, Agung Dewi has been rescuing numerous Bali’s stray dogs.

from many NGOs and animal lovers,

though the family is financially weak,

“I just want my girl to be happy and

including Agung Dewi and her family.

Oka ventured to rent land away from

healthy,” said Oka. Agung Dewi

“In 2015, some officers from The

other residents for ten years, to make

added, “I want to be a police woman

Department of Animal Husbandry of

sure that no one is disturbed by the

when I grow up so I can punish those

Gianyar came to our house. They

dogs. The modest shelter is built with

who kill the dogs.” n

wanted to take our dogs due to the

some help from friends and relatives.

By Agung Parameswara

rabies issue. I was totally against that. I told them that our dogs have been vaccinated. I even showed them all of

A SYMBOL OF LOYALTY

our dog’s control books. Our family

In the Balinese culture, dogs are historically important as they are believed

tried hard to protect these dogs. We

to symbolize “Tyaga” which means “bhakti” or sincere devotion. In

do not want Dewi to be sad and sick

Mahaprashtanikaparwa or the “Book of the Great Journey” – a part of the

again if she knew that the dogs were

Mahabharata, an epic ancient story from India – a black dog is told to follow

treated poorly. I strongly disagree

Panca Pandavas (the five brothers) and Drupadi (the wife of the five brothers)

that we need to kill dogs just to

as they journey to heaven.

prevent rabies,” Oka said. To which

However, one by one the travelers died – only one of the five brothers

Agung Dewi added, “I don’t like the

named Yudhisthira and the black dog survived and made it to the top

idea of people killing dogs.”

of Mount Mahameru. Then, God Indra came to pick Yudhisthira up to

Having a lot of stray dogs at his

heaven, but he told Yudhisthira that he should not bring a dog into heaven.

home, Oka often got a negative

Yudhisthira refused the request as the black dog has been a loyal companion

stigma from his neighbors. Even so,

from the beginning of his journey. Suddenly, the dog transformed into God

that didn’t stop his daughter from

of Yama, Yudhisthira’s father. It turns out the Gods were testing him and

adopting more stray dogs. And

Yudhistira passed the test. He then managed to go to heaven.

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affects our health and fitness. And when it comes to fitness, there’s no substitute. The only way to get fit is to actually do some exercises. But how many people look forward to a workout? The good news is the fitness industry has now evolved too with the birth of so many new training disciplines all around the world, including in Bali. Some of them are more popular than others due to communities that become a big aspect in the fitness industry today. Over the years, more playful and fun-oriented training such as Bootcamp, Crossfit and Parkour have quickly taken over the dynamic of the fitness world. People are now becoming less dependent on exercise machines or equipment, while functional training classes are dominating and more people are now embracing outdoor training.

GET A MOVE ON! LET’S ENCOURAGE OURSELVES AND THE YOUNGER GENERATION TO PLAY MORE AND GROW WITH RESILIENCE AND CONFIDENCE TO OVERCOME UNPREDICTABLE CHALLENGES IN OUR DAILY LIVES. SUPERHUMAN FITNESS HELPS US BUILD STRONG PHYSICAL SKILLSETS AS WELL AS MENTAL AND SPIRITUAL WELLBEING.

I

If you are one of those people who find it hard to commit to a training program and often feel bored of the same workout routines, you might want to try something new. SuperHuman Fitness may be the right answer for you.

SUPER FUN! Tah Riq, the founder of SuperHuman Fitness (SHF), jumped off a low building one day. He vowed that if he successfully took that

n today’s digital world where

friends and family is just a Skype call

leap of faith, he would leave his

everything is just at the tip of

away – all of this gives us less reason

uninteresting job in Great Britain

our fingers, physical movement

to get off our comfortable couch.

– and he did. He then created an

has become more and more optional. Food and groceries

As technology evolves, each day

exercise where people can learn

we are presented with alternative

astonishing skillsets while at the

can now be delivered right to our

choices that require little or no

same time have the freedom to

door, while social interactions with

travel at all which eventually

express themselves, yet still have

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intense focus and awareness of their surroundings. He formed a training that stimulates both our body and brain to help us develop creativity in overcoming obstacles, have awareness of the environment, and improve our fitness elements of strength, endurance, mobility, agility and balance – the combination of all of these aspects will eventually help us gain confidence. According to Tah Riq, the SHF is intended to be a center of transformation. Tah Riq found so many analogies to life challenges in physical form. For instance, hanging on a wall represents perseverance in life. Knowing when to hold on and when to let go while swinging between bars is like maintaining relationships. Learning to go upside down and land on your feet in a flip is the same as being disoriented by life. “The purpose of training at SHF is to help you overcome your mental blocks by interacting with the specially designed physical obstacles,” said Tah Riq. This kind of exercise is all about blending in with our surroundings and being one with it. A holistic method of training that involves not only crazy maneuvers but also a sense of knowing ourselves and our environment better. Fitness is of course a happy side effect! Finding no urban terrain on the island, Tah Riq thought it would be great to build an urban style obstacle gym in the middle of the rice fields and jungle. Standing on 300 square meters of land, SHF features a fivemeter rock climbing wall known as the “Leap of Faith” to reminisce Tah

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workshops to help people overcome mental blocks, but they are also open daily for walk-in guests. SHF also does a lot of offsite workshops for villas and retreat experiences, both include obstacles from the venue. They teach animal movements as well to help people get out of their heads and move

SuperHuman Fitness has everything you need to practice your skillsets.

Riq’s experience. They also have

need to master the basics. The

a full scaffolding bar jungle gym,

senior instructors at SHF are ready

inflatable sprung flooring for flips

to teach you all the fundamental

and tricks, a foam pit as well as a

moves you need to know. However,

range of obstacles, blocks and, just

don’t be surprised if some of the

recently, a punching bag.

basics seem familiar as you might

it comes to physical activities, we

have done some of the movements

their bodies on all fours on the

when you were a child.

ground. The group workshops are

SHF specializes in group

unlike anything in Bali and perfect for a team building or even couples on a holiday. SHF offers glow-inthe-dark sessions in the evening too upon request, and is now in the process of making a more portable venue in Ubud. At SHF, it is obvious that fitness has never been this much fun before! n By Nineth Rachma SuperHuman Fitness Jalan Sri Rama No. 8B, Legian, Kuta 0817-432-254 www.shfbali.com

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SHF is all about having a good time, but we all know that when


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BEYONDBALI

Sponge Coral Crab with eggs

Tiger Shrimp

Harlequin Shrimp

UNDER THE SEA

OUR CONTRIBUTOR WIRA WIJOGA SHARES HIS DIVING EXPERIENCE IN LEMBEH AT NORTH SULAWESI, A WORLD-CLASS UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY DESTINATION ON OUR DOORSTEP...

A

short two and a half-

Indonesians and tourists alike.

be found in Bunaken along with its

hour flight from the

Compared to its neighbor Bunaken,

breath taking white sand beaches.

sun-drenched beaches

renowned for its crystal clear water,

Lembeh, on the other hand, is a little

of Bali will take you

beautiful corals and its proximity

bit different with black sand on the

straight to the world-

to Manado, Lembeh still remains

bottom of the ocean and lush forest

unknown to some, even to this day.

on the land. However, the water

famous Lembeh Island, one of the best diving destinations in North

Most popular dive sites in general

clarity is still acceptable, making it

Sulawesi. Though Lembeh is quite

share three common qualities; crystal

one of the most discussed dive sites

popular among macro underwater

blue water with clear visibility,

among underwater photographers.

photographers already, this area

gorgeous coral reefs and a variety

Famously known as the “Macro

however is still less known among

of marine life. These qualities can

– Heaven of the World” and having

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Yellow Pygmy Goby with eggs

been covered in many underwater forums, this tiny island on the northern tip of Indonesia attracts photographers from all over the world every year. Lembeh is also relatively close to Manado, the capital city of North Sulawesi, and can be easily reached with a flight from Jakarta, Singapore and other major cities in Asia – which adds another reason why Lembeh is worth a visit.

MEET THE CREATURES The topography of Lembeh dive site is mostly gentle slopes or flat with black sand on the bottom that makes a contrasting background for underwater photography. In most of

Pygmy Seahorse

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Tarsier Monkey

my dives in Lembeh, there was little current or almost none. The dive site has healthy surroundings that allow critters to exist in more than a fair number. So, as you dive deeper into the ocean, prepare yourself for a real chance to encounter some of the rarest critters in the world which may not normally be seen elsewhere. Rare crustaceas, unique molluscs and colourful shrimps such as Boxer Crabs, Tiger Shrimps, and Blue Ring Octopus will greet divers in the deep. Lembeh waters are also home to rare bottom dwellers such as hairy frogfishes – if you’re lucky, you can capture a photo of the elusive Black Hairy Frogfish. Families of nudibranchs also swim freely around the Lembeh site, with the uniquelyshaped Melibe Colemani being one Diving in Lembeh is not only a normal dive trip where you can just

book, come, dive and go home,

await to greet you in their natural

but it is also a getaway where

habitat.

underwater photographers, amateurs or professionals, meet – which

HOW TO GET THERE:

means, your non-diving time can be

Fly to Sam Ratulangi Airport in

just as exciting as your diving, if not

Manado either from Bali, Jakarta,

more, with all the discussion about

Surabaya or Singapore. Lembeh is

underwater photography.

about one and a half to two hours

Most of Lembeh dive establishments are located along the

to fifteen-minute boatride if you are

coastal area on North Sulawesi in

staying in one of the island-based

close proximity to Bitung Port that

resorts.

overlooks the small island. There

Blue Ring Octopus

away by car with additional five

are also dive resorts available on

THE DIVE SPOT:

Lembeh Island. And after having a

Accesible by boat directly from

spectacular diving experience, don’t

each resort, Lembeh dive sites have

forget to visit the nearby Tangkoko

acceptable water clarity with gentle

National Park to see other unique

or no current, making diving in

creatures. Here, the world’s smallest

Lembeh relatively easy and quite

primate Tersier as well as other rare

relaxing. The main dive areas are

mammals and birds such as Black

between 10-25 meters deep. n

Macaque, Cuscus and Maleo birds

By Wira Wjoga

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CAPITALCORNER

THE NEW FACE

OF KALIJODO

WHAT WAS ONCE A RED-LIGHT DISTRICT, NOW BECOMES A FUN PARK FOR ALL. OUR CONTRIBUTOR EDNA TARIGAN REVEALS THE REVAMPED KALIJODO...

K

alijodo in the northern

one of the family-friendly integrated

side of Jakarta was

public spaces in Jakarta. The area

not only a red-light

has been rejuvenated so well that

district area, but also

there was no trace of slum area

a dense slum. People

next to the Ciliwung River, which

used to say that wives would always

used to be easily spotted from the

worry if they knew their husbands

Jakarta inner ring toll road. The area

were around Kalijodo because of

now has become a big open space

the negative stereotype of the area.

with some tracks and obstacles for

However, on my recent visit to

skateboard, rollerblade or BMX

Kalijodo, I found so many changes

bicycle enthusiasts.

after a big transformation that was done by the end of 2016. Covering 5,489 square meters of land, Kalijodo has turned into

ALL THE FUN! A mini soccer field and a playground for younger children

welcomed me at the front of the park. As I went further inside, I was really impressed by the graffiti painted on the playground walls. More than a dozen children were playing around the Kalijodo X Park – that is what the youngsters call this skateboard park now. During my visit, I met Agung, a ten-year-old boy who was showing off his skateboarding skills to some older boys. Agung revealed that he has just learned to ride the skateboard over the last two months, not long after he heard about this new trendy place in town. According to Agung, many boys his age ride skateboards at

The new skateboard park soon becomes the talk of the town.

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Kalijodo now, and they are tempted to try new tricks and push their skills


What was a red district now has become a family fun park.

to the limit at the park. Another boy

the quarter-pipe obstacles, while the

the park even more popular for

there told me he has been learning

experienced riders can try the more

families, be it on the weekdays or

to ride his skateboard for two years.

difficult obstacles, such as the half-

the weekends.

Earlier this year, he was curious

pipe or even the bowl obstacles.

about this new skateboard park and

Aside from skateboarders, the

LET’S GO!

decided to visit. Now, he rides his

park is also full of BMX bikers and

Situated about 15 kilometers from

skateboard at Kalijodo X Park at least

the roller-blade enthusiasts trying to

downtown Jakarta, Kalijodo X Park

twice a week.

enhance their skills. Kalijodo X Park

is very easy to reach. For instance,

is made complete with a skateboard

the city’s bus operator TransJakarta

skateboarders share some tips and

and bike rental facility so everyone

has now opened a new city tour

tricks as well as show off their skills

can have fun and try skateboarding

route with double-decker buses –

at the area. As a new skateboard

and cycling even if they don’t have

the route takes passengers from

park in town, Kalijodo X Park

their own equipment. But for those

Jakarta’s City Hall to the Kalijodo

– which is built to international

who are not up for any of these

area in Penjaringan in North

standards – offers various

sports, don’t worry because Kalijodo

Jakarta via Sarinah and Tosari bus

obstacles for beginners and expert

X Park provides a jogging track,

stop before the bus is finally off

skateboarders. Beginners can try

an amphitheater as well as a night

to Kalijodo via the inner ring toll

moving their boards on the flat area

market and food market selling local

road.

or glide at the diagonal ramps or

delicacies. These facilities make

These children and teenage

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One of the main purposes


Not only a skateboard park, Kalijodo X Park also has an area for bikers and a playground for the little ones.

by TransJakarta is available for

accommodate local residents who

free, and that’s why many families

children-friendly integrated spaces

want to visit Kalijodo. Thus, the

are using the city tour bus not only

built between 2015 and 2016

buses are scheduled to operate from

on the weekends but also on the

in Jakarta. The transformation of

11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the weekdays,

weekdays. However, for those who

Kalijodo – and the establishment

9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturdays, and

prefer to get to the park using your

of fun parks alike – raises hope for

12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.

own vehicle, don’t worry as the

more family-friendly playgrounds in

park has a parking lot for cars and

Jakarta. n

motorcycles.

By Edna Tarigan

The good news doesn’t stop there. This new route to Kalijodo

Kalijodo X Park is one of the 71

PHOTOS BY EDNA TARIGAN (WWW.EDEDEDAN.COM)

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Resinda Hotel Karawang sure knew how to celebrate its first anniversary. With theme “F1rstavaganza!”, the hotel launched a few special programs available only on April 21, such as free tickets to watch “Kartini”, an Indonesian movie based on the country’s heroine during the Dutch colonization, for all the ladies who checked in that day. The hotel also offered guests a room upgrade and “Padlelicious” dinner package, while their restaurants presented interesting food promotions. Guests who spent Rp. 210,001 nett at Tenkai Restaurant, for instance, got the chance to nibble 21 different type of sushi as well as ice cream for dessert, while guests spent the same amount at Hai Wang Chinese Restaurant got to taste some Chinese long life noodles. Happy anniversary to Resinda Hotel Karawang! Resinda Hotel Karawang Jalan Resinda Raya No. 1, Karawang, West Java (0267) 862-2000 www.resindahotel.com

THE NEW DUO Looking for a new comfortable hotel to stay in Yogyakarta? Look no more because AccorHotels has just opened not one but two new hotels on Jalan Laksda Adi Sucipto. Highlighting Javanese traditions, Grand Mercure Yogyakarta Adi Sucipto, with a design much inspired by the Borobudur Temple, offers 305 luxurious rooms equipped with modern facilities (price starts from Rp. 844,000 nett) – some rooms are also disabled-friendly. Grand Mercure has a number of restaurants, such as Purple Restaurant, 80’8 Bar and Piazza Open Theatre. Other facilities include Wi-Fi connection, a business center, and an infinity swimming pool with a view of the city’s skyline, a spa, and more. Standing right next to Grand Mercure is Ibis Yogyakarta Adi Sucipto, a budget hotel with modern design and international-standard hospitality. Ibis Yogyakarta offers 144 rooms – all are equipped with Sweet Bed by Ibis for a quality sleep – and restaurants like Kitchen Wok and Rendevous Bar which are ready to serve guests delicious food. Rooms at Ibis are available from Rp. 482,000 nett, but by paying an additional Rp. 300,000/person, guests staying at Ibis can also use Grand Mercure’s facilities, such as the swimming pool and spa. www.accorhotels.com

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BEYONDUPDATES

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!


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SEE&SEEN

IT’S FRIDAY NIGHT! Start your weekend early at “ConneXion” at ZJ’s Bar in The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas. Starting from 9 p.m., you can dance all night long to R ‘n B and HipHop music with a glass – or more – of cocktail in your hand. Enjoy your first drink on the house – the bar also offers free drinks for the ladies who bring their men along. So, are you ready to party? www.themulia.com

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On April 30, Secret Garden Village hosted a remarkable drama musical performance titled “Simfoni Sore – Sounds of Archipelago.” Some of the stars on stage were Olivia Lin featuring Rumah Kecapi Indonesia, Gus Teja, Rio Sidik and Voice of Bali Choir as well as a number of traditional dancers. The performance was even more dramatic as the stage took place in the middle of the rice field during sunset. The aim of this event is to preserve Indonesian arts and culture. www.secretgarden.co.id

ALL COURTESY PHOTOS

SYMPHONY OF LOVE


CHAMPAGNE DINNER

It was a night not to forget as The RitzCarlton, Bali hosted a champagne dinner. Located at the resort’s Majestic Chapel, the dinner indulged guests with five course dishes, each one was paired beautifully with Taittinger champagne, one of them being Contes de Champagne. www.ritzcalton.com

MOTHER EARTH

Commemorating Earth Day, Bali Safari and Marine Park invited children from several orphanages in Bali for a day full of fun at the park. The children were entertained with a lot of educational activities, such as creating handicrafts using recycled materials, watching The Safari Ranger Team making paper from recycled elephant dung, and learning other green initiatives at Bali Safari and Marine Park to honor Mother Earth. www.balisafarimarinepark.com

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In conjunction with World’s Earth Day, Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort hosted “La Petite Terre”, a special activity that highlights sustainable planting and harvesting at the resort’s organic garden. Conducted by Ms. ‘Ayu’ Ni Made Sunari, the resort’s ambassador with the title of ‘La Petite Terre Mama’, and the resort’s chefs, “La Petite Terre” taught children and their parents all about sustainable practices, from planting seeds to cooking healthy dishes using fresh ingredients. www.sofitel-bali-nusadua.com


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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

■ FRANCE 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

■ AIRPORT OPERATOR Tel: (0361) 751-011 ■ CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS Wisthi Sabha Building, 2nd Floor Ngurah Rai International Aiprort Call Centre: 0804-1-888888

■ CONTINENTAL MICRONESIA

■ 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

Tel: (0361) 757-292

■ GARUDA Jl. Jalan Sugianyar, 5 Denpasar 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

■ 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 Jl. Pengembak 17 Sanur.

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

■ 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

■ 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

■ 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

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 ■ INTERNATIONAL SOS CLINIC 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

■ BIMC Hospital Kuta

■ POLAND

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

■ SPAIN

■ BIMC Hospital Nusa Dua

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

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

■ THAILAND Jl. Puputan Raya No. 81,

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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

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

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. ■ MUSEUM PURI LUKISAN 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

■ 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

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