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THE SOURCE OF LIFE ‘Om Swastiastu...’ Usually rain is pouring down hard in Bali at this time of the year. But due to global warming, the weather has been pretty unpredictable. So whether November sees rainy days that you have to carry an umbrella wherever you go or beautiful sunny days that make you want to plunge in a pool, we want to invite you to embrace the water. Water heals – and the Mulia Spa understands this very well. Aside from its massage

COVER Photo Courtesy of RIMBA Jimbaran Bali by AYANA

treatments, this spa has complete facilities from a Hydrotherapy pool to their Emotional Steam Room. And only at the Mulia Spa will you find Asia Pacific’s first ever Ice Room. Flip through ‘Invite & Indulge’ to discover more about this spa. And if you’re looking for a place to swim in Bali, our ‘Foto Folio’ boasts seven swimming pools, each with its own distinctive style. From the long and heated pool in Padma Ubud to the eco-friendly pool in Bambu Indah, and the infinity pool that overlooks the ocean in Anantara Uluwatu – you pick! At the same time we would also like to invite you to appreciate water as the source of life, which we can learn from the springs in Bali. The Balinese construct pipelines so that everyone can enjoy the fresh water straight from the spring. They also build a Pura Beji and a statue of Dewa Wishnu to honor the water – you can find out more about this in ‘Craft & Culture.’ Last but not least, we can’t hide from the fact that fresh water is scarce in many parts of Bali. This is a bitter truth that we all have to get a grip on. What is causing this and what can we do to help? Read our talk with the Bali Water Protection program in ‘Profile & Portrait’ for inspiration. If you still need more reasons as to why we need to preserve water, let’s take the literal meaning of a verse from a love song by ‘90s boyband Boyz II Men, “Let’s don’t wait ‘til the water runs dry. We’ll make the biggest mistake of our lives…” ‘Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om…’ The Team

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IRENE BARLIAN

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is an Indonesian photographer who focuses on documentary and travel photography. She has received several awards including top 24 creators in Miami Art Basel by See. Me. She lives in Jakarta but continues to travel. www.irenebarlian.net

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

PAUL V. WALTERS

RICKY VIRGANA

is the best selling author of several novels. In addition, he writes for numerous travel journals around the world. His latest book, “Looking For Lionel”, was released in June of 2015.

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While not on tour with his band White Shoes and the Couples Company or playing cello with the Weltevreden Trio, Ricky spends his time exploring the archipelago to find remarkable dive spots and writing about his experiences in several media including CNN Indonesia online. BALI&BEYOND NOVEMBER 2016

OKA DWI PRIHATMOKO is a member of the Indonesian Veterinary Medical Association (IVMA) and has worked with NGOs to monitor wild birds. He has also written articles related to wildlife, travel, and adventure.


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

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SPRINGS OF BALI

PHOTOS & FUN FACTS

How the Balinese honor water as the source of life

SIGHTS&SOUNDS

Snapshots and quotes picked up throughout September and October

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CHILLIN’ TIME

NUSA DUA’S SANCTUARY

LIFESTYLE&LEISURE Four Bali beach bars to relax in

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REST&RELAXATION

Stay at the Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa’s Palace Club Wing

DINE&DELIGHTS

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Authentic cuisine from four different countries

THE GLOBAL HOLES

FLAVORS OF THE WORLD

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PROFILE&PORTRAIT THE WATER HEROES

Preserving fresh water with the Bali Water Protection program

PONDERINGPOINT Paul V. Walters’ take on global warming

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+ 14 PRIMEPROMOTION Hot deals and promotions of the month that shouldn’t be missed

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

INVITE&INDULGE WATER INDULGENCE

Healing your senses with water at the Mulia Spa

6 8 BEYONDUPDATES News updates from the tourism industry and what’s new beyond Bali

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

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

74 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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78 INFOINDEX Useful directory of companies and island-based businesses

FIRST COLUMN PHOTO COURTESY OF BALI DYNASTY RESORT, SECOND COLUMN PHOTO COURTESY OF NUSA DUA BEACH HOTEL & SPA, THIRD COLUMN PHOTO COURTESY OF AYODYA RESORT BALI

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FOTOFOLIO

TIME FOR A SWIM Seven swimming pools in Bali with distinctive styles

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BEYONDBALI EAST BOUND

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ACTION&ATTRACTION

THAT’S THE SPIRIT!

Go canyoning deep in the wilderness

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Diving and hiking in Banda Neira

CAPITALCORNER A CITY TOUR

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TOP AND BOTTOM LEFT PHOTOS BY RICKY VIRGANA, BOTTOM RIGHT PHOTO BY TAI POWER SEEF PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BAMBU INDAH

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PRIMEPROMOTION

PAINT YOUR NAIL

CHRISTMAS IS COMING! It’s only November but you want to plan your Christmas holiday already? Then you need to check out the Ayodya Resort Bali’s “Christmas Holiday” experience. This special package is available from December 20 to 26 and is priced at just Rp. 2,400,000++/night for guests staying at the Deluxe Room and Rp. 2,750,000++/night for the Grande Room. Among the privileges offered in this package are the Christmas Special Gift (pay two nights for a three-night stay), a complimentary extra bed, daily buffet and one time bicycle rental for two adults and two children. You can also get a 25 percent discount on food and beverages – five to 11-year-old children get 50 percent off – as well as a WiFi connection, the complimentary use of the Camp Ananda and Fitness Centre, and a privileged late check-in and check-out. Contact the hotel now, as this package is available only for bookings made by the latest on November 15! Ayodya Resort Bali Jalan Pantai Mengiat, Nusa Dua, (0361) 771-102 www.ayodyaresortbali.com

As the first nail supply store in Bali, Nails Department always tries to bring the latest nail and beauty products to their customers. They already have a range of high-quality nail polish from a number of brands, and on November 4 they are adding to their nail polish list by launching the New Color Collection from Creative Nail Design (CND) products. Just like the rest of the CND products, this new collection comes from extensive research and is tested by professional engineers in the brand’s own laboratory before going out to nail bars and salons. So, what are you waiting for? Just head to Nails Department and get your nails done using the latest products from CND! Nails Department Jimbaran Corner Unit 12 Jalan Raya Uluwatu, Jimbaran, (0361) 704-675, www.nailsdepartment.com

Bring your children to The Ritz-Carlton, Bali and let them channel their inner Sea Goddess with the “Ritz Kids Aqua Goddess” program. Inspired by mermaids, which are believed to be the symbol of kindness, love and generosity, this package will “turn” little girls into mermaids as they will wear a mermaid swimsuit and get their face painted. After that they can splash around the poolside while enjoying a fresh coconut drink. In addition to the program, the hotel also presents the “Aqua Goddess by the Indian Ocean” room package that offers a mermaid life experience. Guests will be greeted with a mini pastry crafted in a shape of one of “The Little Mermaid” movie characters, and will also get pampered in a drawn bath resembling sea life in their room. This two-night stay package also includes a mother-and-daughter mermaid time by the pool with coconut drinks. Come nighttime, “The Little Mermaid” movie will be playing in the suite with refreshments like lemonade and popcorn with Balinese palm sugar dipping to accompany the movie time. Lastly, guests will get an aquatic-themed surprise to make the memory last forever. The Ritz-Carlton, Bali Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan Lot III, Sawangan, Nusa Dua (0361) 849-8988 www.ritzcarlton.com/bali

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PRIMEPROMOTION

ISLAND RUM Nusa Caña is now available on the island! Highlighting the authenticity of Indonesian rum, Nusa Caña is creating fermented and distilled sugarcane drinks in artistic bottles that showcase the “King of the Forest” barong mask inspired by Arie Smit, the legendary Bali artist. With its smooth aroma and toasted fruit flavors this drink has attracted many rum and spirits enthusiasts, and can now be enjoyed in notable venues such as Potato Head Beach Club, Ku De Ta, Akademi Bar, Night Rooster and Baker Street Social. The basic ingredients of the drink – which are Javanese sugarcane molasses, forest-filtered water and red rice cake – will have you reminiscing about the local drinks that you usually find in many parts of Java. In Bali, Nusa Cana is best sipped on the rocks with star anise and a lemon twist or mixed with lime and ginger beer to refresh you on a hot day. www.nusacana.com

SPORTY CHIC Welcoming winter in some parts of the world, PUMA has launched their Winter 2016 collection for women that consists of three different style of shoes with sporty designs and a touch of femininity. The first one is the “Suede Platform” that marries PUMA classic suede with a basketball style, resulting in a sophisticated street style. With a touch of gold at the front and soles made of gum, the “Suede Platform” is available in black, blue, and red. The second is the “Duplex Evo,” which is best for walking on contoured roads because of its EVA outsole. Last but not least, the “Eskiva Evo” is inspired from 1960s and made of soft leather to show the athletic side of PUMA. All of these are available at the Discovery Shopping Mall Kuta. PUMA Discovery Shopping Mall Jalan Kartika Plaza, Kuta (0361) 755-522 www.puma.com

HAPPY SHOPPING! Following the success of its first store on the island located in the Mall Bali Galleria, H&M is now opening its second door at the Beachwalk Kuta. On opening day, this Norwegian clothing store received a lot of enthusiasm from the island’s residents as well as tourists who queued for hours to be one of the first shoppers. Just like the other H&M stores, the Kuta store offers affordable and quality designs that include a wide range of women’s and men’s apparel as well as children’s apparel and accessories. H&M at the Beachwalk Kuta is open from 10.30 a.m. to 10.30 p.m. H&M Beachwalk Shopping Centre Unit L1#D-7-12, 12A, 14 & L2#B3-10X Jalan Pantai Kuta, Kuta, (021) 2257-0808 www.hm.com

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NEW&NEWS

COFFEE TALE

SWEETEST ADDITION Amidst the rice fields adjacent to Alaya Resort Ubud now stands a joglo house that serves as the resort’s newest restaurant, named Manisan. Not only does this restaurant offer delectable Indonesian food from across the archipelago – you can expect dishes from the western part of Indonesia like Minangkabau, Bandung and Pontianak and the eastern parts like Ambon – but Manisan also showcases koki masak that will entertain guests with the performance of spontaneous traditional cooking and authentic food preparation. Manisan is born from the collaboration between the Alaya Resort Ubud and Indonesian celebrity gourmand and food ambassador William Wongso, who also took part in hosting two dinners before the restaurant was launched. This restaurant is perched in Alaya’s newest wing together with 40 new guest rooms, five suites, a gym, a boardroom, a swimming pool and a 350-year-old wooden joglo for wedding ceremonies or other receptions. Manisan Alaya Resort Ubud Jalan Hanoman, Ubud, (0361) 972-200 www.alayahotels.com/alayaubud

A unique coffee place that will take you on a journey through the archipelago is Tales of Coffee. This place seeks Indonesia’s best coffee beans and has been making experiments in their factory in Canggu, and now they are ready to roast and create good quality coffee for you starting from November 29. Their coffee factory will also serve as a Creative Coffee & Chocolate Atelier Workshop where coffee and chocolate-related activities such as cupping, tasting and awareness sessions will take place. Tales of Coffee is striving to develop a sustainability program in their production as well, and that’s why they source their beans directly from the farmers – you can expect to find coffee beans and powder from around Indonesia, which are divided into The Islandhopper, The Jungletrekker, The Lavasurfer and The Moondancer. Don’t forget to smell the aroma of the coffee first before you take a sip. Tales of Coffee Jalan Pantai Berawa, Canggu, 0813-3795-5729 www.talesofcoffee.com

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FALL FOR JOHN Welcoming fall, John Hardy debuts The Modern Chain Collection that is an evolution of the 1990s flat woven chain bracelet for men. With this new design, these chain bracelets are versatile and ideal for casual or formal wear. However, John Hardy still pays a tribute to the original chain-weaving method and that’s why this collection is woven by men due to the need for more physical strength to make the large links bracelet. By the looks of the bracelet, this men’s collection conveys a powerful and masculine symbol. John Hardy also produces the women’s collection that features gleaming gold and silver bracelets with fresh patterns and chic beauty. These bracelets are perfect to wear alone or in stack. The luxurious bracelets are lightweight and slim, thus they are comfortable for everyday use. John Hardy Banjar Baturning No. 1, Desa Mambal, Abiansemal (0361) 469-888 www.johnhardy.com


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NEW&NEWS

CHURROS WITH A VIEW Having been out and about in Jakarta and Bali with its catchy bajaj, Churros La Fonda is now opening their newest baby on the island. Located amongst the lush greenery of Umalas, this catchy container café is easy to spot and will make you want to come back for more of its Spanish-style churros! The iconic bajaj will also be there at the front part of the café to let guests see the churros making process. Aside from the churros, their tasty menu selection ranges from crepes and paninis to meatballs and coffee. A little tip; come for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or a sunset cocktail that the Spanish usually refers as “el aperitivo”, so you can enjoy the view of the paddy fields as well. Churros La Fonda Jalan Umalas 1 No. 54, Umalas www.churroslafonda.com

GREENER GRASS After gaining a lot of attention and success in Bandung, Wild Grass Bar & Grill has spread their wings and landed in Bali. Located within the brand new Samasta Lifestyle Village in Jimbaran, Wild Grass will treat guests with its “Leisure Dining Experience” concept and offer Asian-Western fusion food from its industrial and rustic design. Wild Grass also suits those who like to chill and just hang out with a cocktail in hand – one of the drinks to try is the WildgrassRitha, the restaurant’s signature cocktail. Wild Grass Bar & Grill Samasta Lifestyle Village Jalan Wanagiri, Jimbaran, (0361) 472-5698 www.facebook.com/wildgrassbali

PRACTICAL SOFA Z Air from Azurbali, Bali’s first waterproof brand, is just what you need to relax anytime and anywhere! Z Air is a Do-It-Yourself air sofa bag which is portable and lightweight. It is packed in a little purse so you can carry it around or just put it in your bag. How to use it? Simply open the bag and fill it up with the air around you. When it is filled with enough air, fold it three times, click the buckle, and voila! You got yourself a lounge sofa to sit or lay on. Designed to hold up to 150 kg, this sofa bag is perfect for sunbathing on the beach, watching an open-air movie, or just chilling in the park. It can even float on water too! www.azurbali.com

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THE SPRINGS OF BALI HOW WATER AND SPRINGS PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN BALINESE TRADITION…

more than three days without it. The

Bali, one might stumble

Balinese believe that Dewa Wishnu

upon a temple that is

can help smooth the water’s flow,

named Pura Beji. Just

and because of this a statue of

like other temples in

Dewa Wishnu stands at almost every

Bali, it is made of black stones. However, since Pura Beji is nestled

spring in Bali. Water also plays an important

by a spring, the original color of

role in most Balinese traditions and

the stones has faded through time

ceremonies. Take a look at melukat,

as they are now covered with moss.

for instance. This ceremony uses holy

Since the Balinese have a high sense

Thus the stones seem to be turning

water to cleanse the mind, body

of art, they also create statues with

green and look more striking under

and soul from all negative energy.

intricate details at the end of the

the sunlight.

The use of water in ceremonies

pipelines. Some pipes are adorned

Almost every village in Bali has

like melukat is one of the reasons

with a dragon statue, while others

its own Pura Beji. This temple is built

why the Balinese always strive to

are with a lion or tiger statue. The

to honor Dewa Wishnu, the God

preserve the springs in their villages.

pipes end at the mouth of these

who preserves the whole universe,

statues so it looks as if these animals

and the fact that water is one of

SPRING STATUES

– which symbolize strength – have

the most important elements of life

To help them collect the fresh water,

water flowing out of their mouths.

as no living creature can survive

they construct pipes at the spring.

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To preserve water, the Balinese

PHOTOS BY OKA DWI PRIHATMOKO

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trolling along a river in


also plant big trees like banyan trees for example, which can hold water in their roots. Not only do these trees give a positive impact to the environment by helping to cleanse the water, they also prevent mudslides during the rainy season. These trees also become home to the wild animals in the area.

ONE FOR ALL Everyone is welcome to take water from the springs for everything they need, from taking a bath to washing

The Balinese construct pipelines at the spring to help them collect the water.

the clothes, or for ceremonies. Many villagers even drink the water straight away. The water is so clean

year to celebrate the anniversary of

people only took some water then

and fresh that up until today no one

the temple. Each of the temples in

left right away, while others spent

has been infected with diarrhea from

Bali has its own anniversary, and the

more time taking a dip in the spring

drinking the water from the spring.

local priests calculate the exact date.

to refresh their energy in the sunlight. But the most interesting fact is that

It is also amazing to see how the Balinese take the water just as much

LOCAL GATHERING

the spring has become some kind

as they need – many take only five

During my visit to a spring in

of a place where the villagers meet.

liters of water although some can

Batubulan I witnessed hundreds

While washing their clothes or filling

take as much as 19 liters. But no one

of people coming and going from

up their containers, the villagers

is taking more than they need and

morning until afternoon. Some

greet each other and share stories.

no one needs to pay a cent for the

They talk about almost everything,

water, although some places provide

from the village gossip to national

a charity box for people to give

issues – some even discuss events

donations to maintain the Pura Beji

that take place at the neighboring

or for ceremonies at the temple.

village. Witnessing the activity of the

Every day there is always at least one person giving offerings to the

Balinese people at the spring, I

spring to honor Dewa Wishnu and

could see how they honor their God

to show how grateful they are for the

and the environment, and how they

God that has given them abundant

respect each other, all at the same

fresh water. The offerings consist of

time. This definitely reflects the Tri

various flowers as well as incense,

Hita Karana, the living concept

all of which are placed neatly in a

of the Balinese that embraces the

plate made of young coconut leaves.

balance of life. n

A big ceremony is also held once a

By Oka Dwi Prihatmoko

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CHILLIN’ TIME ENJOY THE SUNSET WITH COCKTAILS, THE SEA BREEZE AND THE SOUND OF ROLLING WAVES WHILE HANGING OUT AT THE BEACH BARS OF BALI… By Suhartina Sindukusumo

craft drinks. Therefore, Mano also has various kinds of cocktails and healthy juices. Mano is located on the beachfront, and to go there

W

from Petitenget road you just pass hen

Beach, Mano Seaside is one of

a temple, a big parking area and

planning a

the most favorite beach bars in

traditional food stalls. This makes

weekend

Seminyak. What makes Mano more

it more interesting because it gives

getaway in

special than the others is their choice

a sense that the location is quite

Bali, you

of music, which is played regularly

hidden. In addition, they have a new

might long to chill out at a tropical

by island-based DJs who are

swimming pool that was just opened

bar facing the beach and tranquil

known for their sunset tunes. Apart

in September. The swimming pool

ocean. But if you can’t decide which

from that, the café’s cozy rattan

definitely gives you more reasons to

bar to go to, don’t worry as we have

lounge chairs and beanbags in the

escape to this seaside gem.

compiled a list of four casual beach

garden, as well as their delectable

bars just for you.

dishes that include seafood and

Mano Seaside

local delicacies, are the talk of the

Pantai Petitenget

SEASIDE ESCAPE

island. Of course, a sunset session

(0361) 473-0874

Nestled in the heart of Petitenget

will be more fun with cocktails or

www.manoseaside.com

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SUNSET CHILL

no restrictions, no wonder the 707

experience you can go to The

If you have spent time in the

has become the must-go place for

Naked Coconut, the newest baby

Seminyak area, then you should

both residents and tourists in Bali.

on Berawa Beach. Located just

make your way to Batu Belig, where

200 meters from Finn’s Beach Club

707 Beach Berm is located. With

707 Beach Berm

and a few meters across One Eyed

colorful beanbags and a tropical

Pantai Batu Belig, 0812-398-1356

Jack restaurant, this beach bar is

design, 707 is very easy to spot. If

www.facebook.com/707batubelig

the place to go to lay back, as it is

you head to Batu Belig Beach from

filled with various patterns of rugs

Batu Belig road you will not miss this

STOP DROP COCONUT

and batik-cushioned pillows, all set

beach bar, as it is perfectly situated

Enjoying sunset with a fresh young

in front of some decorated trees.

at the first step of Batu Belig Beach,

coconut to drink – sounds like

The menu is also extraordinary

which is also one of the best sunset

the perfect combination! For this

compared to other beach bars

spots in Bali. The 707 has three parts – the first is the beach part with beanbags, a long table and stools that stand on the sand. The second part is the upper area with beanbags on the grass, and the last is a spot between the beach bar and the DJ deck. The 707 also offers beer, cocktails and light bites at affordable prices. With no minimum charge and

Beanbags galore at 707 Beach Berm; Opposite page: Mano Seaside from above.

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Chill and lay down at the colorful The Naked Coconut.

in Bali – fresh smoothie bowls,

family, but you might also meet some

for everyone who would like to have

barbecue corn and satays, and

new people and make new friends.

the real Batu Bolong experience.

beautiful-crafted drinks are on the

The Lawn is truly unique, as it does

list. Not to forget, there is also an

The Naked Coconut

not restrict guests from bringing in

occasional acoustic session with a

Berawa Beach, Canggu

their own food or picnic mat – you

bonfire in the middle of the beach

0853-3805-0244

are also free to roll out your yoga

bar. The Naked Coconut is not only

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mat and do yoga or other activities.

for hanging out with your friends or

thecoconutberawa

This suits the Batu Bolong vibe perfectly, where people can easily

OPEN LAWN

join in many activities, and cafes

In the hub dominated by Kombucha,

and restaurants are open with a

healthy food, surfers and yogis, The

friendly ambiance. The Lawn has a

Lawn opens its own (literally) lawn

van under a thatched hut that serves fresh coconut, mojitos, summer cocktails and popcorn. Since their menu is quite limited, you’d better to The Lawn. Care to bring your kids? Please do because not only can they run around freely, but they can also swing on the wooden swings. n The Lawn Batu Bolong Beach, Canggu

An open lawn at Batu Bolong Beach.

www.instagram.com/ thelawncanggu

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MANO SEASIDE COURTESY PHOTOS, ALL OTHERS BY SUHARTINA SINDUKUSUMO

bring your own food and light bites


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DINE&DELIGHTS

quite thick, more like an Indian food Bible that explains what Indian food consists of – spices, herbs, coconut milk, and other ingredients that make each dish tasty and colorful. Our culinary journey started with a Masala Tea. The mix of cinnamon, milk, tea, oil and other

Flavors of the World

FOUR RESTAURANTS THAT BOAST AUTHENTIC CUISINE FROM FOUR DIFFERENT COUNTRIES… By Risty Nurraisa and Suhartina Sindukusumo

spices that are blended in the ceramic cup warmed us up, and the smell was totally relaxing. Another recommended drink is the Cucumber and Mint Tumblr, as the freshness of the rosemary and cucumber neutralize the spices so you can enjoy the dishes without feeling too full. For our starter we decided to have the Maharaja’s Salad and Dahi Tiki – which both contain

H

yoghurt that becomes the dressing ave a craving for

INDIAN MANTRA

in the first dish and a filling in the

some flavorful dishes

Adding a warm energy to Kuta’s

second.

from across the

bustling vibe, Spice Mantraa stands

world? The following

in front of the Discovery Mall

as the yoghurt must be put in plastic

restaurants will

Kuta, which makes it easy to spot

first, and then hung for quite some

not only please your palate with

especially with their eccentric colors,

time to make it thick enough to be

their delectable dishes, but also

bohemian interior design and the

filled in the deep-fried semolina.

let you indulge in a unique dining

written slogan “Inspirational Indian

A little tip is to take a bite while

experience that will transport you

Cuisine.” As soon as we walked

they are piping hot and taste the

from the tropical island of Bali on

in the aroma of spices greeted us,

sensational yoghurt that is almost

a culinary journey to India, Japan,

but it was the menu that we found

like cream cheese that melts in your

Mexico and Ireland.

most interesting. The menu was

mouth. Meanwhile, The Maharaja’s

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The Dahi Tiki is quite interesting


Salad has a nice combination of potato, pomegranate, sprouts, chutney and yoghurt. Goodness Golgapa is another appetizer that is worth trying, as it consists of crisp bite-size puri (deep-fried Indian bread) filled with potato, sprouts and tamarind chutney. Each of the puri has a hole that you can fill with Jaljeera flavored water – Jaljeera is Indian cumin water that is usually served cold in the summer or warm in winter to help soothe a sore

Delicious Wagyu and Gyoza at Rayjin.

throat. The Jaljeera has a spicy sensation that had us wide-awake as we munched on the puri. Then it was time for the main

sauce or the Andhra Fish sauce, and

Teppanyaki – Dining Bar houses

we definitely can have it every day!

a teppanyaki, a casual dining

course; the Chicken Tikka and

area and a small bar with a wide

Andhra Fish Pulusu. The Punjabi-

Spice Mantraa

selection of sake and liquor.

style boneless Chicken Tikka is

Jalan Kartika Plaza, Kuta

Everyone who walks into the

authentically cooked in a clay oven,

0812-4692-5674

restaurant will be greeted by all of

and the fragrance of the tomato is

www.spicemantraa.com

the staff in unison in Japanese. This

as strong as the density level of the

proves how Rayjin tries to introduce

creamy sauce. Meanwhile, the fish

NIPPON SPIRIT

Japanese hospitality to the people on

dish came in Southern Indian style

Founded by two Japanese-Balinese

the island.

with coconut milk and red sauce.

men who have mastered the

But our favorite is the Garlic Naan

authenticity of Japanese culture

Pork Gyoza for a starter, which

Bread – dip it into the Chicken Tikka

and dishes since childhood, Rayjin

came with ponzu (Japanese citrus)

During our visit we ordered the

dipping sauce. This dumpling dish consists of fresh vegetables and tender pork wrapped in thin dumpling skin – each piece is even more flavorsome when dipped into the sauce. As for the main course we had the Chicken Nanban and Gyutan Pirikara Negi Shio. The first dish was served with asparagus stacked with grilled chicken and Chicken Nanban , the signature dish

Japanese tartar sauce. The chicken was cooked in a teppanyaki style

of Rayjin.

and the tartar sauce gave a sweet

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as their flavors suit the tropical vibe of Bali. The Sandia Salad is made of watermelon, tomato, jalapeno and jicama while the Ceviche Mixto consists of lime cured prawn and sea perch, aquachile rojo, cucumber and chili – both fresh with bold flavors that will burst in your mouth. For the main course, De Camaron from the Quesadilla list is very Colorful interior at Motel Mexicola.

and sour sensation to every bite.

interior. However, Motel Mexicola

Meanwhile, the Gyutan dish was a

is more than just a place to party,

portion of ox tongue cooked with

especially since Chef Steven Skelly

chili and garlic as well as some

joined the team. This restaurant now

drops of lemon – and don’t forget to

offers dishes that are closer to the

order a bowl of rice to accompany

roots of Mexico – not only with a

the Gyutan.

more authentic Mexican flavor, but also adopting some old Mexican

we ordered a crafty cocktail named

cooking techniques. “I spent three

Matcha Colada, a green tea cocktail

weeks in Mexico to research the

flavorsome with chipotle marinated

that was more like a smoothie it

food as we wanted to bring more

prawn and melted cheese served

was so refreshing. Who would have

old Mexican recipes to the table and

with black bean puree and a

thought that authentic Japanese

elevate them,” said Chef Skelly as

blend of onion, tomato and garlic.

dishes could be perfectly paired with

he shared where he got his insights

Empanadas from the Fritangas

creative cocktails such as these?

on real Mexican food. “We want to

list is also a top-notch choice as

create a place where guests feel as

it combines Mexican corn with

Rayjin Teppanyaki Dining Bar

if they are dining by the beach in

mushroom, garlic and sour cream

Jalan Petitenget No. 98X, Seminyak

Mexico.”

sauce. For a real taste of Mexican

0813-3918-1295 www.rayjinteppanyaki.com

His statement was well proven on

home cooking try the Carnitas de

the dishes that were brought to our

Pato, a duck dish that is made with

table. Our culinary journey started

a Mexican braising technique,

MEXICAN FIESTA

with the Calamares that consisted of

resulting in meat that is juicy and

Ever since it first opened, Motel

crispy deep-fried baby squid served

skin that is crispy. Don’t forget to

Mexicola has been full of guests

with coriander, chili and lime sauce.

save some room for the Pinguino, a

having rounds of drinks and dancing

The Sandia Salad and Ceviche

warm chocolate mousse dessert dish

to the Latino music in its colorful

Mixto are also perfect for starters

with chocolate cake and ice cream.

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SPICE MANTRA AND RAYJIN PHOTOS BY SUHARTINA SINDUKUSUMO, CARNITAS DE PATO PHOTO BY RISTY NURRAISA, ALL OTHERS COURTESY PHOTOS

To complete the culinary journey

Carnitas de Pato


For a full Mexican experience,

warm vibe to the place. This pub is

come for dinner where Sangrita

also adorned with decorations that

shots are served at the end of the

will take you instantly to Ireland,

meal. And continue the night by

from a poster of Hurling, an Irish

joining “Ola Ola!” where guests are

sport, to a display of selections of

invited to dance around or stand

cigars, liquors and tea.

on the chairs as the staff serves a

This restaurant feels even homier

round of Tequila, a lively party that

as it serves simple Irish home

has become the signature of Motel

cooking. The Dublin Bay Prawn

Mexicola.

Cocktail and Mammy Kelly’s Baked Potato Skin are perfect for starters.

Motel Mexicola

The first dish consists of freshly

Chips and traditional Irish stew

Jalan Kayu Jati No. 9X, Petitenget

blanched prawns with meat so

are also available, but it is the grill

(0361) 736-688

succulent, served with homemade

selection that is the main star of the

www.motelmexicolabali.com

Irish soda bread that is soft and

menu. Choices of local and imported

airy. Meanwhile, the Mammy Kelly’s

tenderloin, sirloin and rib eye are

IRISH STYLE

Baked Potato Skin will please your

on offer. During our visit to the pub

Located in the Bali Dynasty Resort,

palate with crispy potato skins

we decided to have the rib eye, and

Gracie Kelly’s is Bali’s first ever

topped with smoked bacon and

were excited to see the steak served

Irish pub. It has its own door with

cheese.

on a sizzling hot stone along with

a canopy before guests reach the

For the main course, Gracie

vegetables and French fries as side

lobby of the hotel from the parking

Kelly’s has a selection of pies to

dishes. Don’t forget Gracie’s Hot

lot. Green dominates the exterior

choose from such as Chicken and

Sticky Pudding, which is made of

while brown wooden furniture and

Mushroom Pie, Beef in Guinness

date and served with sticky coffee

bar fills up the interior, giving a

Stout and Shepherd’s Pie. Fish and

sauce and vanilla ice cream for dessert. Of course an Irish pub is not complete without some beer and other alcoholic drinks. Gracie Kelly’s has Guinness and Kilkenny draught beer as well as a number of fresh cocktails including coffee drinks like Irish Coffee, which is made with Irish whisky, and Bush Baby Coffee with Baileys. n Gracie Kelly’s Bali Dynasty Resort Jalan Kartika, Kuta

A little bit of Ireland in Kuta.

(0361) 752-403 www.bdr.pphotels.com

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JOIN BALI WATER PROTECTION PROGRAM TO HELP PRESERVE FRESH WATER IN BALI…

activities. In the meantime, the water is not enough. So we need to sustain the water again because every part of Bali deserves a clean and fresh supply of water.

chat with Julien Goalabre (JG), the Communication and Fundraising

BB: What is the core point that

Officer of the project.

makes the BWP’s initiators maintain the program?

BB: We heard that the BWP is trying

JG: The situation is urgent and we

to save Bali’s ground water, but

have a simple solution to solve this

before that, could you explain about

issue that cannot be ignored. People

the water shortage in Bali?

who come here for business, leisure

JG: Our compilation of research

or even for yoga retreats notice that

about freshwater in Bali has been

clean water here is limited. When

going on since five years ago, and

they see the color of the tap water

the results said that more than 60

they use and notice that it is not

percent of Bali’s clean water is gone

clear enough, they become more

because it is being overly used by

aware of this issue. We noticed that

people since 20 years ago. The

it was an example that made them

ater is one

saltwater intrusion resulting from over

want to contribute in making Bali a

of the main

extraction is also polluting the water

more sustainable tourist destination.

sources that

tables. Fresh ground water used to

So they try to support our project

sustain our

be found mostly in the central and

by giving donations or at least use

livelihood.

eastern part of Bali or other areas

water more efficiently. And this

However, the supply of ground

with many rice fields, but turns out

makes us feel secure and confident

water in this island is way more

they also supply the water mostly

to start and maintain the program.

W

limited these days. Recent research stated that 60 percent of Bali’s

Trashstock Donation Night.

freshwater has gone because of extreme use over the past 20 years. Concerned by this issue, a group of people from the IDEP Foundation, Politeknik Negeri Bali (PNB) University, and some committed business leaders have initiated the Bali Water Protection (BWP) program, whose vision and mission aims to save the water in Bali. Bali & Beyond (BB) got the chance to

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PROFILE&PORTRAIT

THE WATER HEROES

to the south for its intense tourism


Raising kids’ awareness about Bali’s freshwater situation.

And ultimately, we want to fix this

watersheds. We will motivate them

the production and distribution of

issue because we are trying to avoid

to “adopt” their river by keeping it

educational comic books as a part

an ecological disaster.

clean from trash and chemicals. For

of BWP’s ‘Adopt a River’ sub-

each school we will also provide 10

program. We hope we can get more

BB: What are BWP’s plans to solve

bilingual books about ecology and

support and sponsors from people

the issue?

water as well as teacher aid banners

and business leaders who are also

JG: We are currently campaigning

that showcase water cycles. Lastly,

aware and willing to contribute to

to fundraise for three sub-programs.

we create ‘Adopt Water’ where we

bring back Bali’s fresh water for their

The first and most important is ‘Adopt

will approach the media in order to

own and their community’s benefit.

a Well,’ where we will build 136

raise a Water Awareness Campaign

rainwater-fed recharge wells in 13

through articles, billboards on the big

BB: What is BWP’s message to the

critical intervention areas in Bali

roads and talk shows on television.

people in Bali, both tourists and

including Nusa Lembongan, Nusa

residents?

Ceningan and Nusa Penida. We will

BB: What has BWP accomplished

JG: We all need water so please

also train 10 building contractors

so far?

note that this program is made for

who will build the wells using a

JG: So far, a lot of work has been

all of us who consume water in Bali.

manual and designs developed

done with PNB to raise awareness

We need to preserve its quality and

by PNB. Aside from that, we also

and inform public agencies as well

use it efficiently because in the end,

have created ‘Adopt a River’, an

as to put this issue on the forefront

like IDEP’s slogan, “We help people

educational program where we

of upcoming policies. Also, we held

to help themselves.” n

will go to 132 schools to educate

a plastic-conscious fundraising event

By Suhartina Sindukusumo

their 9 to 12-year-old students who

named “Trashstock” where half of

live by the rivers with the largest

the event’s profits are used to fund

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www.idepfoundation.org/bwp


INVITE&INDULGE

one designed like a five-star hotel room, Mulia Spa welcomes their guests with a personal touch. It shows in how interactive their staff is when a guest enters the spa. At least that was what I experienced when my electric car from the hotel lobby stopped at the spa’s door. A woman welcomed me to the spa lounge and handed me a glass of iced red ginger and lemongrass that was surprisingly refreshing. As I sipped my drink, I decided to have a Balinese massage. However, before the massage began, I opted to access the Wellness Suite first – and trust me, an experience at this suite is one to treasure. After my welcome drink was done a therapist escorted me to a locker

Water Indulgence

room where I changed into a bikini

HEALING SENSES WITH WATER AT MULIA SPA …

Room are located. These three rooms

and put on a yukata, both provided by the spa. When I was ready, the therapist took me straight to the Wellness Suite where the Emotional Steam Room, Finnish Sauna and Ice use state-of-the-art technologies with buttons for guests to choose the

O

color and song that suit their mood. f course it’s not

kind of treatment. In addition, this

The steam room has an emotional

difficult to find a

spa also has a Wellness Suite with

shower with two buttons: ‘Breeze’ for

good Balinese

Asia Pacific’s first ever Ice Room,

a shower time with medium level of

massage on

where guests can chill prior to a spa

water power and ‘Rain’ for a heavy

this island, but

treatment. Ever wonder what the Ice

rain shower. All these features are

to have an especially crafted one

Room looks like and how amazing

believed to increase one’s mood,

where the therapist uses a distinctive

the treatment is? Let’s start this

and the song, colors and fragrance

technique that not only renews

beauty journey…

form a relaxing ambiance that is

one’s body and mind but also

good to cleanse one’s chakra.

aura is definitely a one of a kind

STATE-OF-THE-ART SUITE

experience. Mulia Spa promises this

With 20 treatment rooms, each

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I began with five minutes in the steam room to open up all my pores.


The enchanting entrance to Mulia Spa.

Five minutes is highly suggested,

fair level of humidity. In the sauna

and when the time was up I spent

especially, I could feel my body

by an award-winning Italian spa o specialist, this room is set at -1 C.

another five minutes in the sauna

experiencing stress and anxiety

My body was shocked a little bit

for detoxification. Those 10 minutes

detoxification, and when I went out

because of the major change of

may seem long due to the heat, but

of the room I felt my body and spirit

temperature from the sauna to the

it was also rejuvenating because the

become whole again.

Ice Room, but it didn’t last long as

rooms are equipped with a relaxing eucalyptus scent, gentle heat and

After the sauna I walked into the final room: the Ice Room. Created

the ice crystal that is set on some kind of an ice fountain could help increase immune level. It can also stimulate blood circulation, as the ice is actually frozen oxygen water. And it works very simply; all I had to do was to sit in the Ice Room, grab some ice and rub it all over my body like a body scrub. By the time I walked out of the Wellness Suite my muscles were relaxed and my skin was totally purified. I could also see why the Wellness Suite is best used prior

Asia Pacific’s first Ice Room at Mulia Spa.

to a massage treatment as these suites have successfully made my

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Water massage at Mulia Spa’s Hydrotherapy pool.

As much as I enjoyed being in

my tension and improved my blood

easily absorb the massage oil

the pool I had to get out of it as the

flow. The Balinese massage also

from my next treatment. But before

Balinese massage was waiting for

uses an ancient deep tissue massage

I continued to the massage room

me. A therapist then took me to a

technique where the combination

there was one more feature at Mulia

treatment room where a footbath

of effleurage, palming, stretching

Spa that I wanted to try. It was the

was already prepared. Most of

and pressure points help harmonize

Hydrotherapy pool.

Mulia Spa’s treatments begin with a

one’s body, mind and spirit.

foot wash ritual with foot gel made

Another interesting point that I

HEALING SENSES

of cucumber and aloe vera, followed

would like to highlight during my

The oxygenated Hydrotherapy pool

by a palm scrub with sea salt. Next

experience at Mulia Spa is the

is surrounded by frangipani trees

I lay down on the massage bed

fact that the therapists understand

and divided into warm and cold

facing the ceiling, and let the session

each of the products, techniques

water pools. I first took a dip in the

began with aroma breathing where

and facilities at the spa in detail. It

warm pool to warm myself from the

the therapist told me to breath in and

is totally relaxing when you know

Ice Room. The pool is also designed

breath out three times while she was

you’re in good hands, isn’t it? n

with water pressure on every side to

swinging a flower right in front of

By Suhartina Sindukusumo

take away the tension on one’s body.

my face. She asked me to close my

I decided to let my back, neck, and

eyes and started the aura cleansing

Mulia Spa

shoulder enjoy the water pressure that

with the singing bowl. These two

The Mulia, Mulia Resort and

actually felt like a firm massage. Then

rituals successfully calmed my mind

Villas – Nusa Dua

I tried the cold pool where the water

and took me to a deeper sedative

Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan,

pressure gave me the same pleasure.

state of mind. Then she stretched my

Kawasan Sawangan, Nusa Dua

I could feel all the aching in my joints

body with her palms and gave me

(0361) 301-7777

being carried away by the water.

an on-point massage that relieved

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE MULIA, MULIA RESORT AND VILLAS - NUSA DUA

skin so soft and clean that it could


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Snapper Car paccio with tamarind cr and Beef C outons and arpaccio w rujak, ith mushroo newly open m and parm Spice by Ch esan at the ris Salans in pair them w Sanur. A lit ith the Kem tle tip… angi Gin & local and w Tonic that ha estern flavor s a twist of s.

It was such a beautiful sight to see as some of the staff at Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa held Melasti, a Balinese ritual, to celebrate the anniver sary of Pura Giri Natha , the hotel’s temple. Starting the cer emony at the temple, the staff then walked down to the hot el’s white sandy beach to do some prayers. Once the ritu al at the beach was don e, they went back to the temple wh ere a traditional dance was performed.

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MAURICE RICE TERZINI PHOTOS COURTESY OF DA MARIA ALL OTHERS THERS BY RISTY NURRAISA AND SUHARTINA SINDUKUSUMO

SIGHTS&SOUNDS

Our cork board of photos, quotes and fun facts that we picked up while exploring in September and October...


Mandapa, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve presents their Dining Beyond package that offers a custom dining experience. You are free to dine in any location within the resort area that you wish, and once the location is confirmed, the hotel staff will serve their signature dishes just for you and your group – you can also ask for barbecue! One of the best venues is their three-bedroom villa, where they will prepare a beautiful table setting for you and your loved ones, and set up an appetizer and dessert buffet as well as a seafood and meat barbecue.

The magical vibe and livelyy culinar culinary scene of Bali intrigued Sydney-based restaurateur Maurice Terzini (MT) enough to spread his wings to the Island of Gods. He has successfully established a number of Australia’s iconic dining venues and events and now he welcomes us in his latest baby, Da Maria, an Italian osteria in the middle of Petitenget. He talked to Bali & Beyond (BB) about it before the opening night on November 5! BB: Hi Maurice, we are excited to see Da Maria restaurant! Would you explain a little bit about it? MT: I’m beyond excited too! Da Maria is an Italian-based restaurant. It is an Italian osteria, which means a restaurant with comfort food at affordable prices. It’s a bit casual and fun. It is an idea that we have been experimenting with in Sydney and it has been very successful. And now we are going to take elements from that idea and introduce them to Bali. It’s going to be unique. BB: What should guests expect at Da Maria? MT: The inspiration is from Southern Italy, so the food could basically be found in places like the Amalfi coast in Italy. Guests should expect tropical food like Southern Italian pizza, which is fermented and cooked in a particular way, and a lot of seafood as well because Southern Italian – or Italians in general – cook and eat a lot of fish. We are creating some incredible seafood and fish dishes, and we are working with local fishermen and sourcing the ingredients locally in order to maintain our sustainability. It’s all simple and true Italian food, and everyone will have a good time! BB: What is behind the name Da Maria? MT: Da Maria is a mysterious person. No, I’m just kidding. She’s actually no one, it’s just a name. It actually means at Maria’s. So I want the restaurant to have a casual ambiance, just like when you dine at your friend’s or aunt’s place.

While in Yogyak arta for a weeken d getaway, make you drop by Bakm sure i Jowo Mbah Gito. Their tree house restaurant and sig nature Mie Godo k are totally winn ers!

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BB: Why are you opening Da Maria in Bali? MT: I have come to Bali many times. This island has a special place in my heart and I’ve always wanted to do something here. Now I see that Bali has become a food and beverage destination with a much better quality than before. And the feeling to open an Italian restaurant just feels right and hopefully people in Bali will love what Da Maria offers. www.damariabali.com 39


REST&RELAXATION

NUSA DUA’S SANCTUARY NUSA DUA BEACH HOTEL & SPA OFFERS AN ULTIMATE GETAWAY THAT WILL BRING GUESTS CLOSER TO BALINESE TRADITIONS…

I

t has been 33 years since

Each element in this hotel has its

found their welcome service to be

the beachfront Nusa Dua

own meaning, from the decorations

more personalized, as the staff who

Beach Hotel & Spa was

on the tables to the hotel’s temple.

assisted me with the check in was

first established on the

However, that’s not the only surprise

the one to escort me to my room.

island, yet this hotel is still

I found. Nusa Dua Beach Hotel &

The Palace Club Wing has four

just as captivating as any of the

Spa now has the Palace Club Wing,

different types of room; Palace Club

newcomers. Nusa Dua Beach Hotel

an exclusive addition that offers

Room, Palace Club Lagoon Access

& Spa’s history is interesting on its

the ultimate luxurious getaway that

Room, Palace Club Suite and Palace

own as it was the very first hotel to

will treat guests just like a royal,

Lagoon Access Suite. I stayed at

be built on the Nusa Dua stretch,

which I discovered over a beautiful

the Palace Club Suite, which is

even before the BTDC complex was

weekend…

designed with high-quality wooden

established, and it was President

furniture and intricate Balinese

Soeharto himself that officiated its

A ROYAL STAY

design. The room is also so spacious

opening in 1983.

Unlike other guests who check in

that it made me feel spoiled in an

at the main lobby, Palace Club’s

instant – it has its own guest powder

the hotel one can see how Nusa

guests can check in privately at the

room, a pantry, a dining room and

Dua Beach Hotel & Spa pays tribute

Palace Club Lounge. Comfortable

a living room.

to the Balinese tradition. When I

sofas are provided, and a welcome

visited the hotel I was truly in awe

drink and a cold towel are given

separated only by a Balinese

seeing how the hotel maintains its

to refresh one’s energy as the staff

designed door, is the bedroom

vision to be true to its Balinese roots.

assists with the check in. I personally

with a king-sized bed that was so

Just by looking at the design of

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Adjoining the living room,


comfortable I slept like a baby all through the night. The bedroom also has a walk-in closet and a bathroom with marbled floor. The bathroom is even more unique as there is a window right next to the bathtub – a little tip from me is to open that window and set the flat TV in the bedroom to face the bathtub, and just relax with warm water in the tub while enjoying your favorite TV show. Relaxing in a hot tub has never been better than that! The

Palace Club Lounge for guests who stay at the Palace Club Wing.

Palace Club Suite also has its own terrace with daybeds with the view of the hotel’s manicured garden.

FOOD HAVEN The Palace Club’s guests have a lot of privileges that shouldn’t be taken for granted. One of them is daily afternoon tea at the Palace Club Lounge that is available from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and exclusive evening cocktails from 5.30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Trust me, relaxing at the Palace Club Lounge is not to be missed as guests will be pampered with selections of delectable light bites and fresh drinks while enjoying the view of the hotel’s temple and pond where a flock of ducks are often found swimming. I couldn’t get enough unwinding at this part of the hotel as it is really so peaceful that I could hear almost no sound but the ducks quacking. And so I was really glad that the Palace Club’s guests get to

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Have your breakfast, afternoon tea and cocktail with the view of the garden, fish pond, and temple.

enjoy breakfast at the Palace Club

Balinese dance class that attracted

Balinese dance, which I have to say

Lounge as well.

me the most.

wasn’t as simple as it looks. The

Almost all Balinese women can

dance involves some movements

Dua Beach Hotel & Spa has a

do Balinese dance – at least they

that are similar to squats, but after a

number of restaurants, each one

know the basics. So it wasn’t hard

while the steps are not that difficult

having its own distinctive style,

for the hotel to find a Balinese

to follow.

so there is always something for

instructor to teach the guests all

everyone to eat at the hotel. Raja

about Balinese dance. In fact, they

stay the hotel staff held a Full Moon

is a fine dining restaurant offering

appointed one of their workers who

ceremony in accordance with the

Balinese dishes, while Maguro is

has been working at the property

Balinese ritual to honor the Full

an Asian bistro highlighting fresh

for more than a decade to conduct

Moon. The ceremony took place at

sushi and sashimi. Next to the pool

this class professionally. The class

the hotel’s temple, and guests were

is Sandro’s Pizzeria with alfresco

took place at an open bale next

more than welcome to join – of

Italian dining, while the Tamarind

to the swimming pool. A Balinese

course each one of us needed to

Kitchen & Lounge is nestled by the

song was played through the sound

wear a sarong for a true Balinese

beach overlooking the ocean and

system as the instructor started

experience. And after spending

offers international cuisine.

to teach me the basic steps of a

a day learning some Balinese

I was also lucky that during my

traditions, it was only right to spend

BE BALINESE

the next day lounging at the beach

Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa

on one of the daybeds provided

has not just successfully created a

by the hotel and taking a dip in the

serene place for guests to stay, but

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also offers a number of activities

By Risty Nurraisa

that will bring guests closer to Balinese traditions. From a beauty

Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa

class to a fruit carving class, and

BTDC Lot North 4, Nusa Dua

an introduction to scuba diving,

(0361) 771-210

this hotel has it all, but it was the

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PONDERINGPOINT

The Global Holes PERHAPS IT’S TIME TO POUR A LITTLE COLD WATER ON GLOBAL WARMING…

B

efore I begin, I would

drawn to articles that tell us that,

propaganda of the concept of global

like to state that I am not

“2015 was the Hottest Year on

warming? I recently gave Al Gore’s

a scientist nor an expert

Record!” and “The Polar Ice Caps

PowerPoint presentation titled ‘”An

on climate or climate

are Melting” and “Sea Levels are

Inconvenient Truth” another viewing

change for that matter. I

Rising” and so on. Over the past

and found his theories to be full of

am a writer and, more importantly,

few months while editing a novel I

some pretty mighty holes.

a reader. I am fortunate to have the

veered away from the boredom of

luxury of time, which means I am able

correcting my own grammar and

After reading a plethora of

to devour the written word across a

punctuation to delve into the mystery

information I have come to the

Let’s start with the CO2 emissions.

myriad of mediums from scientific

of climate change and how it’s

conclusion that cutting CO2 emissions

journals to banal and hysterical posts

affecting our day to day lives… And

won’t change the climate one iota.

on the likes of Facebook and other

what I discovered was startling!

Here’s why; CO2 levels rise as a

like-minded sites. I, just like millions of others, am

I have to ask the question as to why are we buying into the

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result of heat. Thus, when the planet warms, CO2 is released into the


atmosphere but it takes 800 to 1000

From 1280 to 1350, places

fierce. We are told that the Arctic

years to show up as raised CO2

like Greenland suddenly became

ice cap is melting and the polar bear

levels! Let’s also not forget that plants

covered in ice, forcing the Vikings

population is dying as a result, even

adore CO2 and in return give us

to abandon their settlements. In

though their numbers have increased

back our life-giving oxygen. Don’t

Scotland, the population had to move

by 5,000 in the last 15 years!

get me wrong, I would love to see a

south to survive, while famine raged

Hurricanes are getting a lot bigger

reduction of cars on the roads and

across Europe and northern Asia.

although not as big as in the 1940’s.

less factories spewing out noxious

From 1850 to 2016, sunspot

Coral atolls are sinking, but could it

gasses into the atmosphere. But that’s

activity has been at its highest

be that this is due to the weight of the

not what is changing the climate.

recorded levels, meaning the earth’s

population living on them?

Let’s look at a bit of history.

climate has been warming, but now,

A vast amount of money is being

Between the years 800 and 1280,

once again the sun is entering a

pumped into climate change by way

the planet began to warm after a

solar minimum. This might explain

of green taxes, carbon credits and

protracted period of glacial cold,

why in the U.S.A. winters are getting

something called “clean nuclear

which produced some astonishing

colder with temperatures dropping

energy”. One of the big players

results. Greenland became a utopia

two degrees in average each year.

is G.E., whose vast holdings now

of fertile valleys and lush meadows,

The last two years have seen some

include an array of alternative

and evidence has been found that

of the biggest snowstorms since

energy companies. Is it any surprise

the Vikings farmed livestock as far

records began. Ice cover on the

then when a few years ago they

as north Upernavik, which today is

Great Lakes reached 80 percent with

purchased the Weather Channel?

permanently covered in ice.

many cargo vessels becoming ice

What better way to tell the world

bound. Britain recorded its coldest

about climate related disasters as

weather Europe flourished,

winter in 15 years, while Sweden

they now spew out a plethora of

producing record crop outputs.

topped that with its coldest winter in

skewed data?

Even the UK was producing wine

over one hundred years.

During this period of balmy

at a greater rate that of France.

As I mentioned at the beginning

Glaciers around the world are

of this piece, I am neither a scientist

In short, this period of climate

beginning to grow again, while

nor even remotely qualified to voice

change created a glorious period

the Antarctic ice levels have in

an opinion on such a complex

of prosperity until it came crashing

the last few years expanded to

issue as what is or isn’t causing the

down when the climate changed yet

unprecedented levels. Snowfalls in

climate to change, but I felt today

again and glacial cold reemerged.

South Korea, South Africa, Jordan,

the need to have a bit of a rant.

Turkey and Libya were pegged at

So, I shall retire now to read the

record levels.

diaries of that wonderful 17th century

So, what caused this rapid cooling? In short, the sun. During that particular period, the earth suffered one of the five solar minimums of the last thousand

But aren’t we being told that the

astronomer named Hershelle who predicted that by the end of the 21st

earth is getting warmer? Since 1990, due to budget cuts,

century we will have entered yet another full-blown ice age.

years. A solar minimum is when the

only 20 percent of the world’s

sun enters a low ebb when sunspot

surface is monitored by weather

activity declines and consequently it

stations and most of the ones that

a warm coat before they sell out…

puts out less energy, which is when

remain are centered on large cities

I’m just saying! n

the planets get colder.

where urban heat is at its most

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FOTOFOLIO

TIME FOR A SWIM Bali has numerous world-class swimming pools in which guests can unwind, from inďŹ nity pools with a view of the ocean to quirky ones with colorful walls to boost one’s mood, and even eco-conscious pools that help sustain their surrounding environment. There are so many swimming pools with breath-taking views and mind-blowing concepts on the island, but here are seven swimming pools with their own distinctive styles that our team has selected just for you.

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Swim in Bali’s longest heated infinity pool with the view of the forest, only at Padma Ubud (www.padmaresortubud.com).


Bask in the sun and take a dip in RIMBA Jimbaran Bali by AYANA’s swimming pool, which is surrounded by the hotel’s manicured flowers and trees and overlooks lush greenery (www.rimbajimbaran.com). 48

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Using high-density polyethylene, lava stones, and a vegetation regeneration zone, Bambu Indah’s natural swimming pond contains oxygenated water that can recharge your energy (www.bambuindah.com).


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The Trans Resort Bali has one of the most family-friendly swimming pools in Bali, with white sand on its tip where children BALI&BEYOND NOVEMBER 2016can51 play and adults can sunbath as if they are spending a day at the beach (www.transresortbali.com).


A unique mural on one of its walls, colorful daybeds and the pool’s floor – the swimming pool at Luna2 has a vibrant vibe that is perfect for a pool party (www.luna2.com).

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With a Big Red Bunny, the hotel’s icon, sitting on one end, Dash Seminyak Bali’s swimming pool steals the hearts of those who love contemporary art and quirky designs (www.dash-hotels.com).

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Daydream in Anantara Uluwatu’s infinity swimming pool, which boasts a remarkable view of the ocean (www.bali-uluwatu.anantara.com).

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ACTION&ATTRACTION

I

’m no stranger to risk-taking – I have skydived from 4,000 meters high and gone bungee jumping as well. I frequently dive with sharks, and I even

fell in love and got married. When adventure beckons, I brace myself, gear up and just go. Nevertheless, the concept of canyoning or canyoneering was foreign and a little bit scary for me. Canyoning is an adventure sport that is rapidly gaining popularity worldwide. It involves the uncharted territory of specialized equipment, brain-boggling technicalities and challenging courses. But at the same time it is also a combination of fun and thrilling outdoor activities such as trekking, scrambling, sliding, rappelling, jumping and swimming, and it often takes place in remote and rugged natural settings. I was sold.

READY TO GO! It was no ordinary Sunday morning. My husband and I were deep in the heart of wilderness, beneath the rainforest canopy of Git Git in northern Bali. We were already suited up in our canyoning necessities: five-millimeter wetsuits, helmets, rubber boots, a climbing harness with carabiners and a Pirana descender for rappelling as well as an unflattering butt cushion for water sliding.

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Joined by two other couples, our guide named Angga, his assistant Oka, and Adventure and Spirit’s (Bali’s pioneering canyoning


operator) photographer Imin, we explored Kalimudah, the novice’s easy half of the action-packed Kerenkali Canyoning Adventure program. It was a spot in Bali like we’ve never seen before.

THE WILD, WILD, WET Undeterred by the impending rain we went trekking down a scenic trail of forested hilltops amidst coffee and clove plantations, clambering over rocks and ridges and sliding down water-polished chutes into surprisingly chilly pools. So far, so good – until

It was my turn to go. “Lean back

“Rule number one of cliff jumping:

and keep your feet flat against the

don’t change your mind,” said

wall,” Angga instructed. I took a

Angga, a confident, athletic young

deep breath, positioned my hands

man with a sparkling personality

on the ropes with my legs shoulder

and infectious enthusiasm. “Jumping

width apart at right angles to the

is optional; there is no pressure. But

rock and descended gradually, a

once you’ve decided to jump, stop

little steadier and faster with each

over-thinking and just do it! The risk

step while maintaining my focus

is in the hesitation,” he added. He

and control. To my surprise, I did

obviously loves his job and is well

it! I made it down in one piece,

versed in the art of empathy and the

albeit with minor scratches. It

psychology of motivation.

was a strange sensation: a mix of

Placing his left foot forward

Angga started to set up the lines for

pride and awe, much like when I

on the edge of the four-meter cliff

our first rappel and showed us the

took my first underwater breath while

and his right foot firmly back, he

ropes (excuse the pun).

scuba diving.

continued, “When you’re ready, push off with your front leg and

Rappelling or abseiling is the act of descending from a vertical

TAKING THE PLUNGE

jump out as far as you can. Before

drop in a safe and controlled way

Pumped up with adrenaline and

landing in the water, keep your arms

by mastering the craft of the knot.

newfound confidence we moved

in and your knees slightly bent.” As

The techniques were simple, yet I

swiftly, completing a cool sequence

if on cue, Oka stepped into the jump

was nervous. Oka was already at

of jumping, rappelling and zip

position and leapt, striking a cheeky

the bottom, holding the (emergency

lining down the volcanic gorges in

mid-air pose for the camera before

brake) lines, just in case.

relative ease.

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feel like they have won something,” shared Robin. “They have conquered their fear,” he smiled. And so have I. I went home from canyoning feeling enriched, humbled and exhilarated. This experience has extended my physical and mental limits, inspired my spirited sense of adventure and deepened my respect for nature, especially the personal nature of my heart, mind and body. Within seconds he surfaced and

REACHING NEW LIMITS

signaled ‘OK’ to us. Easy breezy!

In 2008, seasoned French canyoneer Michael Denissot (Mika)

15-meter waterfall, our last abseiling

and his nature-loving Indonesian

challenge before the break, the

business partner Robin Endro

tropical rain shower had turned into

introduced canyoning to Bali and

a torrential downpour. Channeling

Indonesia. It took them three years to

my inner Lara Croft I braved the

get the business up and running, and

waterfall and planted my feet on the

now they are the undisputed experts

slippery rock. For a minute I was

in leading canyoning tours of all

caught off guard by the sheer force of

levels into the sublime landscapes of

the raging white water pounding me

Bali. Mika went a step further and

relentlessly. But there was no turning

initiated the International Canyoning

back and absolutely no looking

Organization for Professionals

up. My helmet came in handy in

(ICOpro) in 2011, which becomes

protecting my head and providing a

the world’s first organization that

environment such as canyoning, we

breathing pocket under the waterfall

offers professional canyoning

cannot help but bare our souls for

as I rappelled down safely.

training, standardization and

others to see. Angga said it best, “In

certification.

nature, we are a team. There is no

Sadly, due to the prolonged downpour with a possibility of

When asked what one should

In a team extreme sports

boss or customer. We support and

dangerous flash floods, Angga made

prepare for canyoning, Mika

help each other along the way. We

the unpopular call to end our journey

replied, “Bring your courage, smile

are equals.” And that’s the spirit in

and give Kerenkali a miss, as safety

and trust. The only question you

canyoning… and in life! n

always comes first at Adventure

should be asking yourself is: ‘Do

By Meliana Salim

and Spirit. We nursed our wet,

you want to do it?’” Please bear

disappointed selves with energy bars

in mind that one will never know

PT. Adventure and Spirit

and sweet tea in a natural hot spring

one’s powers until one unlocks the

Mas, Ubud, Bali

by the waterfall before reluctantly

fear. “When our guests arrive at the

(0361) 971-288

returning to civilization.

end of the waterfall, many of them

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BEYONDBALI

EAST BOUND FROM THE DEEP BLUE SEA TO THE TOP OF A MOUNTAIN IN BANDA NEIRA…

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I

t was two years ago when I

quite a long time, but trust me the

LO AND BEHOLD

first wished to travel to Banda

journey is well worth it. My group

Banda Neira has much to offer

Neira, so after a long wait, I

spent a total of 14 hours to reach

visitors, but the main highlight is

was beyond excited to finally

Banda Neira – the journey took a

the underwater life. My group

visit this heaven on earth

flight from Jakarta to Ambon (the

didn’t want to waste any time, so

together with a couple of friends.

capital city of the Moluccas), and

the next day we went straight to

Banda Neira is an island in the

then continued by fast boat to Banda

the ocean.

Moluccas Islands chain, which lies

Harbor. At the harbor, some staff

in the eastern part of Indonesia.

from The Nutmeg Tree & Hotel Dive

explore, but I think Tanjung Kenari

Although small in size, Banda

were awaiting our arrival and using

is the most unique one. The entry

Neira plays an important role in

a cart, they took all of our luggage

point of this dive site is so surreal;

the history of Indonesia, as it was

to the hotel. The Nutmeg Tree Hotel

it was like we were entering an

one of the key areas in the trading

& Dive was our place to stay for the

underwater cave with visibility up

world. During the golden era of the

following six days, as we planned to

to 40 meters. At this dive site my

archipelago, Banda Neira was one

explore the high and low points of

group was greeted by numerous

of the busiest islands where people

the island. It is strategically located

Giant Seafan – there were so

went for business. And that’s why

by the beach with a view of the

many of them that they formed a

Banda Neira, which is famous for its

ocean in the foreground and the

kind of a wall where little fish were

beautiful marine life, also has many

mountains in the background, and

swimming around. We also saw

interesting historical sites.

such magnificent scenery makes this

a Honeycomb Moray Eel, Bump

hotel one of a kind.

Head and turtles. Rumor

Getting to Banda Neira takes

There are a lot of dive sites to

The underwater life of Banda Neira.

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has it that a school of Hammer

strong current. However, due to the

TO THE TOP

Head Sharks can be found

strong current, this dive site is not

Although it may not be as

swimming in this area during a

recommended for beginners.

internationally known as it used to

After diving, my group decided

be, Banda Neira still hasn’t lost its

to go island hopping just to relax

charm as it is filled with historical

“Batu” means stone and “kapal”

and chill out. We visited a number

sites as well. During its golden

means ship, and the name of this

of islands, Hatta Island and Rhun

era the island was famous among

dive site is inspired by the contour

Island to name two, all of which

Europeans for its spices. There are

of the area, where the coral reef

were breathtaking with white sandy

also a number of buildings that used

is so big that it looks almost like a

beaches. But my personal favorite

to house Indonesian political figures

ship. The most interesting finding

was Nailaka Island, an atoll with

such as Muhammad Hatta, Dr. Cipto

here is the schools of little fish that

white sand that only surfaces during

and Sutan Sjahrir during their exile.

are swimming around despite the

low tide.

Our next stop was Batu Kapal.

An old fort that existed since the Dutch Colonial Era.

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Early one morning, before

PHOTOS BY RICKY VIRGANA

certain season.


Admiring the beauty of the island and its surroundings.

sunrise, I cruised around a small town in Banda Neira on my skateboard to explore the empty streets and see the age-old buildings that dated back to the Dutch colonial era. I passed a fortress, a colonialstyle church, a temple and a small palace that once witnessed Banda Neira during its golden times. I couldn’t help but imagining how busy that empty street must have been during those glory days.

the path was pretty challenging

visit to Banda Neira, our main focus

and narrow. But all the sweat was

was scuba diving. We didn’t really

Banda Neira also boasts natural

forgotten once we reached the top of

plan to explore the land, and that’s

beauty like no other in its highlands.

the mountain and treasured the view.

why I think six days on this small

A couple of days after our diving

No words can describe our feelings

island is just not enough as there

adventure, guided by some staff

as we sat there admiring the beauty

are a lot of sites to see, like the

from The Nutmeg Tree Hotel & Dive,

of Banda Neira from this high point.

nutmeg plantations and the homes

our group went hiking on Mount

We waited for sunset in silence

of Indonesian political figures. But

Api Banda, an active volcano that

while listening to “In Love with You”

I don’t have to worry because this

stands 640 meters above sea level.

by The Heptones.

small island now has a special place

Aside from those historical sites,

Experienced hikers might be able

Six days passed and we couldn’t

in my heart and I can’t wait to visit

to accomplish this hike in little time,

believe how time had gone so fast.

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but my group spent two hours, as

When our group first planned our

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CAPITALCORNER

A CITY TOUR STROLLING AROUND JAKARTA USING THE CITY’S TOUR BUS…

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in Southeast Asia. Some may see

with pointy skin, yet has juicy, soft

it as another overblown city in this

and sweet flesh on the inside. It

modern world with its ambitious

also has a powerful smell that you

skyscrapers and vast shopping malls.

might either love or despise. This

But if you take a closer look, Jakarta

fruit seems to well represent Jakarta.

has more than meets the eye.

You have to peel the sharp and thick

This city is also named ‘The Big

exterior to get to the sweetness at

Durian,’ which perfectly suits its

its core.

characteristics. Durian is a tropical

Back to the question of what to

Asian fruit that is hard on the outside

see in Jakarta, you will surely want

hat should a first timer see in Jakarta? This is a

question that you might ask when visiting the capital city of Indonesia. The city that was once a part of the Dutch colony and an important port town named Batavia has now turned

Admiring Jakarta’s iconic Monumen Nasional from the bus’ window.

into one of the fastest growing cities

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to explore the city’s touristy places. However, this could be a tricky

MH Thamrin Monument, one of Indonesia’s historical figures.

business since this city is home to more than 10.1 million people, so traffic can be overwhelming most of the time. The city’s ongoing battle with the urban growth is also reflected everywhere. The government is developing a new MRT, a mega project that everyone hopes will solve the city’s traffic problem and is expected to be done by 2018. But you don’t need to worry about the traffic because Jakarta’s local government has launched its Jakarta City Tour Bus, a doubled-decker bus that will take you to Jakarta’s famous districts. The Jakarta City Tour Bus is comfortable, clean and more importantly, free. I was quite impressed with the bus when I was onboard one fine day, as I sat on

Museum Nasional’s open rectangular garden.

the second level at the very back of the bus. All 80 seats were full and everyone was sitting neatly in

extensive collection of Indonesia’s

era. “Merdeka” means the nation’s

this fully air-conditioned bus. The

historical archeology, ethnography

victory after years of colonialism.

conductor strictly limited the number

and relics. For me, visiting this

For Indonesians, this building is a

of passengers so that no one would

museum felt like I was attending

symbol of pride.

be standing in the aisle. My only

a history class but in a more

As the bus rolled around the

wish was for a line at the bus stop

compelling way. The purple-

city, the passengers were turning

because everyone was trying to

colored bus also took me to see

their heads left to right repeatedly,

jam their way in as soon as the bus

other historical places such as

enjoying the view of the city’s

arrived.

the Monumen Nasional (Monas),

landscape. From the bus window

Gedung Arsip, Museum Bank

I also spotted the massive Istiqlal

DISCOVER JAKARTA

Indonesia, Gedung Kesenian Jakarta

Mosque on my left and the

My first stop was the National

and Balai Kota. The bus then passed

Cathedral Church on my right. The

Museum, where a collection from

Istana Merdeka, the official home

Istiqlal Mosque is the largest mosque

Indonesia’s cultural heritage is

and office of Indonesia’s President,

in Southeast Asia with international

stored. The museum boasts an

which is a remnant from the Dutch

style architecture, while the

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Cathedral is Jakarta’s archdiocese

NEW POINT OF VIEW

Places, Modern Jakarta, and Art and

with a neo-gothic style. Indeed, these

To get on the Jakarta City Tour Bus

Culinary.

two holy places that stand opposite

is pretty easy – just look for the ‘City

each other reflect “Bhinneka Tunggal

Tour’ signage on a bus stop. There

will give you a new insight on the

Ika”, the country’s official motto that

are 14 bus stops with this signage

busy city – at least that’s what I

means “Unity in Diversity”.

across Jakarta’s iconic spots. On

experienced. When my tour ended,

the weekend the bus stop at the

I could see this city from a different

maneuvered through mini double

Istiqlal Mosque also functions as

point a view. I can’t help but feeling

red lights and circled the Bundaran

the central stop where you can find

a deeper love-hate relationship with

Hotel Indonesia, another landmark

an empty bus – this was where my

Jakarta, an affair that has already

of the city. On my left I saw Plaza

journey started. Since March of

been manifested throughout my

Indonesia, one of the busiest malls in

2014 the Jakarta City Tour Bus has

experience of living in this city.

the heart of Jakarta. Jakarta wouldn’t

been operating on a regular basis

“Hate” because Jakarta is quite

be the way it is today without all the

from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. except on

chaotic, yet this mega city is hard to

spacious malls, and Plaza Indonesia

Sundays, when the tour starts at 12

forget and always makes me want to

is one of the shopping havens

p.m. On Saturdays, a night tour

come back. After all, this is the city

that offers everything from local

that takes passengers around Kota

where dreamers come to make their

products to international brands as

Tua (Jakarta’s old town) is available

dreams come true and realists come

well as restaurants and bars serving

until 11 p.m. The tour bus covers

to dream. n

Western and Asian food.

three major routes; Jakarta Historical

By Irene Barlian

PHOTOS BY IRENE BARLIAN

The woman driver then

Taking the Jakarta City Tour Bus

A display of Indonesia’s traditional music instruments at Museum Nasional.

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BALI’S MOST FAVOURITE FAMILY RESORT Bali Dynasty Resort is a premier beachside resort in South Kuta Bali, renowned for its warm Balinese hospitality. The resort is fully integrated and offers six restaurants, five bars, three swimming pools including a kids pool with its own Kids Water Fun Zone and a dedicated adults only pool, spa, exercise room, beach club, kids’ club, teens club, Trapeze school, meeting and wedding facilities and a complimentary Hospitality Lounge for those early arrivals and late departures. The unique layout allows for a subtle but effective division between the couple and family market. Couples can enjoy the famous Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub and relax at the adults-only Lazy Pool, while kids enjoy a 56-metre waterslide flowing into their own pool and complimentary entrance to the Enchanted Garden Kids’ Club. A wide variety of rooms catering to the family market are available, sleeping up to five people. Kupu-kupu Kids’ Club for kids from the age of 4 to 10 and The Den Teens’ Club for children from 10 to 16 years of age are located adjacent to the kids’ pool. A professional trained team is always on hand to ensure the utmost safety and security of all children, with a full, action-packed list of games and activities, ensuring fun for the kids and a relaxing break for the parents. The kids’ playground area provides kids’ slides, climbing frame, see saw, swings, table tennis and much more. Strategically located on the famous South Kuta Beach strip; Bali Dynasty Resort is only ten minutes drive from the airport and located within walking distance of many small restaurants and bars, Kuta Art Market, nightspots, entertainment venues as well as the Waterbom Park and two large shopping malls.

Bali Dynasty Resort Jl Kartika, PO BOX 2047 Tuban 80361, South Kuta Bali BALI&BEYOND NOVEMBER Ph. (62-361) 752402, 2016 (62-361)67752403 ext. 8426

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BEYONDUPDATES

ARTIST IN COLLABORATION Yayasan Design+Art Indonesia is back with its 7th Indonesian Contemporary Art & Design (ICAD) Festival. The theme of this year’s event is “Seven Scenes,” where seven local artists from different focus points will collaborate with the country’s young talents to interpret the rapid changes in an area, specifically the Kemang area. Artist Agung Kurniawan, architect Budi Pradono and designer Oscar Lawalata are a few of the artists involved in this festival. ICAD 7 also presents a contemporary fashion installation created by Anton Ismael, Felicia Budi, Marishka Soekarna and Tommy Ambiyo, and has a special zone named ‘Artists Merchandises’ where visitors can find creative products from a number of local talents. Other activities cover conventions on design, art, craftsmanship and film at the hotel, as well as a movie discussion at Kinosaurus Jakarta and a book discussion at CoffeeWar – all these activities are designed to inspire visitors and bring them closer to the art world. ICAD 7 will be held until December 7. www.arturaicad.com

The Westin Jakarta is making history in the capital city. Not only it is the first ever Westin hotel to open in Jakarta, but it is also set to be the tallest hotel in Indonesia. Strategically situated in the Golden Triangle, the city’s leading shopping and business district, The Westin Jakarta occupies the 50th to 69th floor of the 69-story Gama Tower. With such a high location in the heart of the capital city, The Westin Jakarta boasts the view of the city’s skyline from its lobby and 272 guestrooms and suites. The hotel also has a luxurious design that combines natural organic forms and textures with contemporary touches; all designed by Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA). The Westin Jakarta provides a number of restaurants as well, such as the Seasonal Taste for allday dining, Daily Treats that serve gourmet coffee, and Henshin that offers Japanese-Peruvian flavors. The WestinWORKOUT fitness studio and function rooms for weddings and gatherings are also available, but the most unique of all is the banquet area for up to 200 guests with 360-degree view of Jakarta’s skyline. The Westin Jakarta Jalan H.R. Rasuna Said Kav. C-22, Jakarta (021) 2788-7788 www.westin.com/jakarta

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For the last couple of years, The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali has hosted a charity concert to support the UNICEF Check Out for Children program. This year however, the hotel is breaking their tradition by holding a “Beach Family Yoga” event that is themed “Shining Bright for 20 Years & Beyond”. On November 27 on the white sand beach with the view of the tranquil ocean, The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali invites us all to join in a one-hour yoga class conducted by Jitendra Pokhriyal, the resort’s Wellness Specialist. Tickets are available at Rp. 150,000 nett/person, inclusive of a water bottle. All the participants can also enjoy healthy SuperFoodsRX refreshments and live entertainment, and have a chance to win the lucky draw and silent auction. Can’t leave your children alone? Don’t worry because a kid’s corner is provided to keep the young ones busy. All the funds raised in this event will be donated to UNICEF and its Check Out for Children Program to help them provide clean water and hygienic facilities for children in developing countries. The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali BTDC Lot N-3, Nusa Dua, (0361) 771-906 www.westinnusaduabali.com

DREAMY WONDERLAND Held at the Hotel Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana, an exhibition displaying a series of artworks by Dutch artist Irene Hoff and a number of other talented artists from the View from a Cloud will take you to a new world and make you forget reality. Titled “Dreamworld”, this exhibition is a part of the hotel’s “Artist Playground” program, and is going to make you wander between what’s real and what’s not and challenge you to channel your inner being. Together, these artists collaborate to create a collage of pop art where modern and traditional Asian aspects collide. Don’t miss this one as it only lasts until December 11. Hotel Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana Jalan Melasti 1, Legian, (0361) 762-500 www.pullmanhotels.com

BEYOND MYTH Hand in hand with Rumah Sanur, a creative hub where artists gather and collaborate, ARTOTEL Sanur – Bali presents a “Modern Myths” exhibition. Located at the hotel’s ARTSPACE, this exhibition displays the creations of three young talents – Kunci Sathya Viku, Rio Simatupang and Arnis Muhammad – and is curated by Summa Durie. “Modern Myths” is inspired by the fact that Indonesia has over 17,000 islands and each one has its own mythical spirits, like Leak Bali, Sulawesi’s ghost and Rimung Aulia, a spirit of a guardian tiger that protects the forests in Aceh. In this exhibition, the three young artists invite the audience to get to know these legendary spirits through their contemporary artworks that are colorful and eye-popping. ARTOTEL Sanur – Bali Jalan Kusuma Sari No. 1, Sanur (0361) 472-1000 www.artotelindonesia.com

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SEE&SEEN

LIVE PAINTING In collaboration with Nyaman Gallery, Alila Seminyak presented “Warna Senja: Live! Painting” where a number of Bali-based local artists including YOKII, Lukman Fauzi, Bunny Bone, Shaolen and Quint worked together to create a series of artworks at The Restaurant. From September 30 to October 28, guests were invited to watch these artists in action on Thursday and Friday evenings. After the paintings were done they were displayed at the hotel’s lobby for a live auction on the last day of the event. www.alilamoments.com/seminyak

WOMEN UNITED Mandara Spa at Grand Nikko Bali, together with Elemis and Bali Pink Ribbon, held a sharing session to raise breast cancer awareness with Bali’s renowned oncologist dr. Putu Anda Tusta Adiputra, Sp.B (K)Onk as the speaker. This event also marked the launch of Elemis’ new limited edition named ‘The Hero Collection’ that consists of face and body nourishment products. This skincare has also pledged to donate £ 10,000 to Breast Cancer Care from the sales of the collection. www.grandnikkobali.com/spa

CHEERS TO ALL RHINOS!

PREGO, SENORA! The award-winning Prego at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua celebrated its third anniversary on October 9. A series of fun entertainment filled the restaurant from pizza piñata to the performance of Prego’s resident magician. Over 50 different dishes were served that day, from the buffet menu to the semi ala carte menu. The brunch celebration was even more fun with a chance to get Funday Family Brunch vouchers, products from the Heavenly Spa by Westin, and an opportunity to visit the Bali Zoo and experience their Breakfast with Orangutan package. www.westinnusaduabali.com 72

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To celebrate “World Rhino Day” on September 22, Bali Safari & Marine Park invited the boys and girls from Sekolah Luar Biasa Nusa Dua (a school for special need students) to the park. The celebration starred Pembe the African white rhino, who was born at the park last year. The festivities began with a Safari Journey, then the attendees continued on to the educational attractions and played at the Funzone. The celebration was aimed at reminding everyone to support and protect endangered rhinos. www.balisafarimarinepark.com


ALL THE CHEFS The Stones – Legian, Bali – A Marriott Autograph Collection held a “Marriott Chefs Workshop” where 15 Marriott Chefs from all over Asia participated. On the final day of the workshop, all of the chefs presented their signature creations to the invited guests at The Stones Kitchen. From Southeast Asian food to dishes from other parts of the world, all the food was prettily presented, and the guests voted for the three best dishes. www.stoneshotelbali.com

THREE YEARS BRUNCHING It has been three years since the Feast Market Brunch at Feast at Sheraton Bali Kuta was first launched. To mark their third anniversary, the hotel invited Malaysian celebrity Chef Wan to perform a cooking demo during the celebration that was themed “Sip, Savor and Shop”. The brunch has been a unique addition to Kuta as not only it serves delectable dishes but it also has a market where guests can pick up some groceries. www.sheratonbalikuta.com

BRAND NEW SHANTI Voted as one of the Top 10 Private Villas in Southeast Asia by CNN.GO TRAVELLER has motivated The Shanti Residence to transform into a more authentic residence. Providing seven bedrooms with alluring Balinese style and each named in Sanskrit, this residence makes guests feel the transformation of the property. An individual spa, a bespoke wine cellar, an expanded pool, an authentic bale, fun activities and intriguing paintings are among the new highlights in the residence. www.shantiresidence.com

BOAT PARTY The signature “Fiesta Funtasy” by Fiesta was back! All the partygoers went cruising on the Dragoon 130 boat with entertainment by DJ Wisdi, Moscada, Claudia Jaramillo, Chantal Dewi, Remy Irawan and MC Vibes. A performance by Fiesta Babes 2016 as well as various games, water sports and the remarkable sunset made the party even more special. An after party was held at Track 9 Bali for a sizzling ending of “Fiesta Funtasy 2016”. This party also marked the launch of Fiesta Extreme, the latest Fiesta product. www.fiestacondoms.com

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ILLUSTRATION MAPS BY ADE PARTHA & RIO WEDAYANA

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INFOINDEX

AIRLINES

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

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

■ AIRPORT OPERATOR Tel: (0361) 751-011

■ FRANCE

■ CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS

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

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

■ GERMANY

■ UNITED STATES

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

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

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

■ ROYAL BRUNEI

■ HUNGARY

Tel: (0361) 757-292

■ SINGAPORE AIRLINES

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

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

■ INDIA

■ GARUDA Jl. Jalan Sugianyar, 5 Denpasar

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

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

■ CONTINENTAL MICRONESIA

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

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

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

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

HEALTH&MEDICAL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

■ NETHERLANDS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

■ BIMC Hospital Kuta ■ POLAND

■ BRITAIN

■ SPAIN

■ BIMC Hospital Nusa Dua

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

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

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

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

■ AGUNG RAI MUSEUM OF ART

■ INTERNATIONAL SOS CLINIC

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

■ AUSTRALIA, CANADA,

MUSEUMS

■ MUSEUM PURI LUKISAN

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

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

CONSULATES

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

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

■ SLOVAKIA

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

■ NGURAH RAI INTERNATIONAL

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

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

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

■ CZECH REPUBLIC Jl. Pengembak 17 Sanur.

■ THAILAND Jl. Puputan Raya No. 81,

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

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

■ SILOAM HOSPITALS

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

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

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

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

AIRPORT Tel: (0361) 751-011

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