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ART ON THE ISLAND ‘Om Swastiastu...’

Rich with age-old traditions, Indonesia is like a wonderland for art enthusiasts. From traditional textiles to modern paintings, we have them all, making the archipelago, particularly Bali, one of the best destinations in the world for those who like to explore art. Celebrating the country’s unique arts and crafts, we are determined to bring you closer with the nation’s both classic and contemporary creations.

COVER “MANTRI” (Paramedic) - 2017 by Imam Sucahyo Photo by Jaka Dwi Dharma

Pay a visit to the workshop of Threads of Life in Ubud to learn more about Indonesian heirloom-quality textiles. Flip through our ‘CRAFT & CULTURE’ where we join a fun batik class and discover how Threads of Life works with over 1,000 fabric makers across the country to preserve this heritage. A talk with founder of Cata Odata art house, Ratna Odata, also gives insights about the challenges that local artists often have to face – we feature this interview in ‘PROFILE & PORTRAIT’. Bali is home to numerous talented unexposed local photographers. Aiming to encourage them in creating marvelous photos, the Perhimpunan Fotografer Bali (Bali’s Photographer Community) held the 3rd Bali Photo Awards 2017 photo competition with the theme “Air dalam Budaya” (“Water in Traditions”) – see the amazing work of the winners in our ‘FOTO FOLIO’. Last but not least, our contributor Edna Tarigan discovers contemporary artworks at Art:1 Museum in Jakarta, which she shares in ‘CAPITAL CORNER’. Happy flipping through our pages and enjoy some fun art hunting in Indonesia!

‘Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om…’ The Team

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EDNA TARIGAN

IRENE BARLIAN

KATIE TRUMAN

NINETH RACHMA

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

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

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

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

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

contents 11.17 N O V E M B E R 2017 Volume 19 No. 210

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EMBRACING TEXTILE HERITAGE

BIG HEART FOR ART

PROFILE&PORTRAIT

A visit to Threads of Life

Meet Ratna Odata, founder of Cata Odata

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TRAVEL WITH STYLE

THE EDGE OF REASON

“Vintage Tour - Hidden Jewel” at Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Rerserve

Get pampered at lavish The Edge Spa

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INVITE&INDULGE

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THE ART OF THAI CUISINE The newly open Som Chai Bar & Restaurant

+ 16 PRIMEPROMOTION Hot deals and promotions of the month that shouldn’t be missed

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42 REST&RELAXATION SANUR SANCTUARY

Stay at Tandjung Sari on Sanur beachfront

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FOTOFOLIO

WATER FOR LIFE Winners of the 3rd Bali Photo Awards 2017 10

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

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

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Snapshots of events and happenings within the preceding month

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

70 INFOINDEX Useful directory of companies and island-based businesses

FIRST COLUMN PHOTO COURTESY OF SOM CHAI BAR & RESTAURANT, SECOND COLUMN PHOTO BY I KETUT RAKA BUJANGGA, THIRD COLUMN PHOTO COURTESY OF ALILA UBUD

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ACTION&ATTRACTION A JOURNEY OF ECSTATIC DANCE

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A new dance movement in Canggu

BEYONDBALI

MAGICAL MOYO

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Discover Moyo Island in the east of Indonesia

ART FOR EVERYONE

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TOP PHOTO BY FAKEYE, BOTTOM LEFT PHOTO BY IRENE BARLIAN, BOTTOM RIGHT PHOTO BY SAMADI BALI

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PRIMEPROMOTION

FRENCH IN BALI Movenpick Hotels & Resorts around the world is currently bringing French “Bistronomie” haute cuisine to its dining venues, and tourists and residents in Bali can enjoy it at Anarasa at Movenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran. This special food program serves an array of seafood dishes, such as a seafood platter, mussels with garlic and sweet cream butter and cod fillet. Beef top side hot pot and Veal rump steak are available from the meat selections, while choices of vegetables include Salad Niçoise and vegetable hot pot. “Bistronomie” also serves Café Gourmand which will indulge diners with sweet delights, such as “Reine de Saba” that features a chocolate cake made of Movenpick’s 72 percent Swiss chocolate paired with a cup of espresso. Don’t miss it because “Bistronomie” is only available until November 20. Movenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Jalan Wanagiri No. 1, Jimbaran (0361) 472-5777 www.movenpick.com

NOWHERE ELSE BUT HERE Located on the beachfront in Kuta, The Stones – Legian, Bali – A Marriott Autograph Collection offers the best deal for your holiday in the area. The “Exactly like Nothing Else” package indulges you with a stay at the Deluxe Pool View Room and a lot of benefits, such as a one-time Breakfast in the Tub, a onetime buffet breakfast, a one-time cocktail session, and a one-time dinner, all are available for two persons. Fashionistas will love this package even more as it includes a Rp. 500,000 COACH Shopping Voucher that you can redeem at the COACH outlet at Beachwalk Bali which is just a stone’s throw away. “Exactly like Nothing Else” is available until December 31, 2017 for at least a two-night stay booking. The Stones – Legian, Bali – A Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel Jalan Raya Pantai Kuta, Banjar Legian Kelod, Kuta (0361) 300-5888 www.thestoneshotelbali.com

Your family holiday at Alila Ubud will surely be more fun as the resort offers a number of activities that will get you and your little ones closer to Balinese culture. Children will have the time of their lives as they join the “Coconut Leaf Crafting” to make traditional offering baskets from an experienced craftsman or the “Gamelan Class” to play the gamelan, a traditional Balinese music ensemble – each class is priced at US$ 18/child. Meanwhile, parents can learn all about batik textiles at the “Batik Class” or explore authentic Balinese food at the “Balinese Organic Culinary Masterclass”, available from US$ 45/person and US$ 105/person respectively. Alila Ubud Desa Melinggih Kelod, Payangan, Gianyar (0361) 975-963 www.alilahotels.com/ubud

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HELP A CHILD On November 19, The St. Regis Bali Resort invites you to give back and help a child by joining the “Every Child Matters” Sunday Brunch. Located at Boneka, this charity event is to support UNICEF Check Out for Children Program that focuses on creating a better world for underprivileged children across the globe, such as providing clean water and sanitation. The “Every Child Matters” Sunday Brunch commences at 11 a.m. with complimentary drinks like the Bloody Mary at King Cole Bar, then continues on with a variety of dishes such as lobster omelet, Wagyu beef steak, caviar and foie gras, and limitless passarounds of homemade specialties. Accompanied by a live jazz performance, this Sunday Brunch is available at Rp. 690,000 nett/person and Rp. 345,000 nett/child. The St. Regis Bali Resort ITDC Lot S6, Nusa Dua, (0361) 8478-111 www.stregisbali.com

UNWIND IN KUTA Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in Kuta by indulging in a delicious “Afternoon Tea” at Wrapped, only at Four Points by Sheraton Bali Kuta. Available every day from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Rp. 99,000++/set, the afternoon tea pampers you with selections of local delicacies like Bubur Sum Sum and Soto Ayam and international tastes, such as fruit tartlet, salmon tortilla and vegetarian wraps. Some sweet delights are also served to please your palate, and will even be more perfect when paired with a cup of tea or coffee. Four Points by Sheraton Bali Kuta Jalan Benesari, Banjar Pengabetan, Kuta, (0361) 849-6606 www.fourpointsbalikuta.com

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A FINE NEW WINE Sababay Winery sets a new record with the launch of Mascetti, the first ever Port-style wine to be produced in Indonesia. Port-style wine is originally produced in Duoro Valley in Portugal and it gained popularity in North American and Asia in the 20th century. Now, Sababay Winery gives a twist to this sweet wine with a perfect blend of Shiraz and Alphonse Lavalle grapes which are handpicked from their vineyard in North Bali. Sababay’s Mascetti is perfect to accompany your casual gatherings with friends and families while indulging in some cheese or dessert. www.sababaywinery.com

SEAFOOD GALORE Friday night will be a lot more fun with the newest “Seafood Market” at Starfish Bloo at W Bali – Seminyak. Available from Rp. 595,000++/person, the “Seafood Market” indulges you with an array of seafood barbecues, from slipper lobster, prawns, oysters, clams and crabs, set in a market-style live cooking station where you can choose your own catch and how you want them cooked – grilled or steamed. Other live cooking stations feature choices of steamed buns and Asian seafood favorites like laksa. Selections from an a la carte menu are also offered to share on the table, like tempura, sushi and carpaccio. “Seafood Market” is only available on Fridays from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. W Bali – Seminyak Jalan Petitenget, Kerobokan, Seminyak (0361) 3000-106 www.wretreatbali.com

Dear coffee connoisseurs and travelers in Bali, you can now enjoy a cup of your favorite Starbucks coffee while waiting for your flight as Starbucks Indonesia opens its 300th store in I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport. Committed to serve the best local and international coffee beverages, this newlyopen Starbucks store welcomes you at the entrance gate of the domestic departure area – it also marks Starbucks’ 24th airport store in the country. Starbucks Indonesia also introduced Starbucks Cold Brew and Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew to commemorate the International Coffee Day that fell on October 1. Starbuck’s cold brews are special as the coffee is steeped in cool water for 14 hours in a Toddy® brewer, resulting in a naturally sweet and smooth flavor. The Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew is even more delicious for the sweet tooth as it is topped with vanilla sweet cream. www.starbucks.co.id

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TERRIFIC TWO Following the success of its hotels in Sanur and Jakarta, ARTOTEL will soon reveal two new properties on the island. The first one being ARTOTEL Beach Club which will just be a stone’s throw away from ARTOTEL Sanur. The beachfront restaurant will boast a resort atmosphere with a modern design, and will serve choices of international food and drinks. It will also be a lively place to unwind in Sanur with regular events. ARTOTEL Haniman-Ubud is the other new addition which is set to be an integrated hotel with a contemporary restaurant, giving tourists and residents a stylish space to stay and play in Ubud. Both of these new establishments are set to open at the end of this year. www.artotelindonesia.com

DENPASAR DELIGHTS From the people that founded WahWah Wagyu Burger and Wahrung at Seminyak Village, Wah Republic is now ready to serve tourists and residents of Bali with high-quality comfort food at a local price. Located on the ground floor of Level 21 Shopping Mall, Wah Republic will make your Sundays even more fun with a Sunday Brunch where you can enjoy an all-you-can-eat experience from a la carte menu for 100 minutes at Rp. 190,000 nett/person. The must-trys are the cheesy Macaroni and Souper Chicken Rice Bowl, and their meat selections are also not to be missed – choices include Sirloin Steak Burger, Aussie Sirloin Steak Frites, Pulled Lamb Banhi Mi and Chicken Tikka Masala. Don’t forget to have some sweet delights like cupcakes, Black Rice Pudding, and their newest addition, Wahlato that offers 10 flavors of authentic Italian Gelato. Bring your children along as kids from 4 to 12 years old can eat at half price while children under 4 years old can eat for free. Wah Republic Level 21 Shopping Mall, Ground Floor Jalan Teuku Umar 1, Denpasar, (0361) 335-1090 www.wahrepublic.com

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EMBRACING TEXTILE HERITAGE

LEARN MORE ABOUT INDONESIAN TRADITIONAL FABRICS AT THREADS OF LIFE…

I

t was a gloomy morning in

The workshop is nestled within the

each piece from every area across

Bali, yet it didn’t stop me from

peaceful area of Umajati Retreat. As

the archipelago contains strong

visiting Threads of Life, a fair

I walked into the retreat, Jean herself

cultural and valuable spiritual

trade business that focuses

greeted me. She then took me to

philosophies.

on preserving the country’s

the end of the complex where some

heirloom-quality textiles and baskets,

foreigners were sitting on the batik

BATIK CHALLENGE

while at the same time helping

working table in an open-air Joglo

As I entered the Joglo house, Jean

underprivileged fabric makers in

construction next to a rice field. It

offered to have me join the batik

rural areas. It is a movement under

seemed they were joining a batik

course. She let me sit at the same

the Bebali Foundation, founded

course, as one of them was seriously

table with other participants. There

by Jean Howe and her husband,

drawing a pattern while the other

was a white plain cotton cloth, a

William Ingram. After a walk

was carefully applying batik wax.

pencil and a catalogue of batik

through the rice fields to visit their

Threads of Life has been

pattern on the table – I chose the

workshop in Ubud, I discovered that

sustaining the art of Indonesian

Kawung pattern because I thought it

the place is even more interesting as

textiles since the 1980s, yet it was

was the easiest.

it is filled with people with incredible

officially founded in 1998. It was

dedication towards Indonesian

born from a strong desire to preserve

Kawung pattern on the corner of

heritage.

the country’s rich textiles, because

the cloth, yet I still had to continue

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I succeeded in drawing my first


until the whole cloth was fully

to many remote places in Indonesia,

watching the dyeing process of their

covered. Half way through, I thought

the main challenges remain about

batik. Pak Pung’s staff then helped

I couldn’t finish it. Indeed, making

how Indonesians can maintain their

to hang the fabric and carefully put

batik requires so much patience and

culture and identity, and make a

them in a tank filled with natural

effort on every detail, and I don’t

living at the same time.

indigo color.

think I have that requirement. This is

To overcome the challenges,

Threads of Life uses Morinda

exactly why batik tulis is expensive,

Threads of Life is currently working

Lucida leaves for the indigo color.

and we should appreciate the

directly with over 1,000 women in

The leaves are fermented for 24

traditional batik makers who have

more than 35 cooperative groups in

hours, then pressed using big stones

been doing this marvelous work their

many areas, from Borneo to Timor.

that are heavy enough to prevent the

whole lives.

Their business model uses markets

fabrics from floating in the water. It

to reward cultural integrity, promote

was magical to see how the cloth

to I Made Maduarta or also

environment conservation and

slowly turned from bright green to

popularly known as “Pak Pung”,

empower families in some of the

light blue then to a perfect indigo.

the co-founder and ethnobotanist of

world’s poorest places to help them

And indeed, it was beautiful to

Threads of Life. He explained that

get out of poverty.

observe what remarkable art our

During the class, I was introduced

for almost 20 years now, Indonesian

While explaining what Threads of

nature creates.

traditional textile has been facing so

Life has been doing, Jean and Pak

many challenges. And based on his

Pung took me to the other side of the

ENDLESS SUPPORT

discoveries during his work and visit

Joglo house where everyone was

The Threads of Life team does

The batik-making class at Threads of Life.

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Threads of Life is striving to preserve the nation’s heirloomquality textiles and baskets.

woman can make a piece of ikat with a complex, extraordinary technique. Listening to her explanation, I couldn’t stop wondering how someone could have so much patience, skill, talent and accuracy in making such detailed fabrics. And I believe we as consumers have a share to play in preserving this priceless cultural heritage too. The least we can do is give our full support to Threads of Life and the regular trips to many villages in

So Threads of Life is not only using

thousands of batik artists in rural

Indonesia. Their mission and focus

natural sources, but is also striving to

areas. „

is not only on the finished products

grow the trees and find the best way

By Wiwin Wirwidya

but also on the roots of the textile

to make them sustainable. My discovery about textile and

to revitalize traditions and do

the amazing natural dye process did

Gallery:

much needed field work, such as

not stop there. Jean took me to the

Jalan Kajeng No. 24 Ubud,

conservation efforts, applying fair

gallery of Threads of Life, their one

Gianyar, Bali

trade and supporting women.

and only store and gallery on the

(0361) 972187

Jean explained that she and her

island, which is located in the heart

team also did research on how to

of Ubud. Here, visitors can stop by

Workshop:

conserve the Morinda trees which

and witness a number of incredible

Jalan Subak Uma Petulu, Ubud,

is the source of indigo natural dye

fabrics on display, including batik

Gianyar (Umajati Retreat)

for batik, or the Mangrove barks

and ikat.

0823-4060-0293

that create the brown natural dye.

Jean also explained how a

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www.threadsoflife.com

PHOTOS BY JAKA DWI DHARMA (WWW.JAKADHARMA.WEBS.COM)

Threads of Life Bali

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of fun at Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve. Together with some friends, I stayed overnight at the resort, and could barely wait for an adventure that was scheduled for the next day. To keep our energy up the next morning, we had an easy Saturday, indulging in afternoon tea at the Pool Bar, followed by a delectable dinner at the Sawah Terrace. We were just about to return to our room once dinner was done when one of the waiters approached us to arrange our choices of “Mandapa Picnic Snacks” – a take-away picnic nibbles packaged in rattan boxes to accompany our journey the next day. Options include homemade potato chips or rempeyek (Balinese chips), and choices of salad for appetizer, sandwiches for the main course and sweet delights for dessert. The adventure with “Vintage Tour

TRAVEL WITH STYLE A TRAVELING PROGRAM TAILORED BY MANDAPA, A RITZ-CARLTON RESERVE TAKES YOU ON A JOURNEY TO EXPLORE BALI LIKE NO OTHER…

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estled in Ubud,

I can assure you that there is more

Mandapa, a Ritz-

to the resort. The property gives all

Carlton Reserve

the more reason to be a sanctuary

resort is truly a

for cultural enthusiasts and nature

serene place to

explorers with its “Vintage Tour -

hide from the world. While I can

Hidden Jewel” program that takes

understand if all you want to do

staying guests on an adventure with

at the resort is sit back, relax and

style, like I experienced with a group

enjoy a view of the rice fields that

of friends a while ago.

lie right at the heart of the property,

It was indeed a weekend full

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- Hidden Jewel” hadn’t begun yet,


Travel with style using open convertible 1960’s Volkswagen 181 (below), and visit Tukad Cepung Waterfall (left) and Kehen Temple (this photo).

but I was sure we were off to a good

MARVELOUS MORNING

convertible car, and let the breezy

start. And the next morning, I woke

After a good night’s sleep at the

wind caress our hair and our skin

up to realize that the journey was

one-bedroom River Front Pool

soaked up the sun, while the rice

beyond my expectations…

Villa, I woke up early to indulge in

fields of Ubud pleased our eyes. After

some breakfast at Sawah Terrace

about an hour of driving, we arrived

before our adventure began. Once

at our first destination; the Tukad

our stomachs were full, we were

Cepung Waterfall. Nestled in Bangli

escorted to the lobby where two

region, this waterfall is truly a hidden

1960’s Volkswagen 181s were

gem as it nestles between high cliffs.

already waiting for us – it was cool

We had to descend some stairs from

to see the vintage-style cars on the

the parking lot to the waterfall, and

parking lot already, let alone to ride

a clumsy person like me should be

it to explore Ubud. To accompany

careful once inside the cliffs as natural

our journey, the resort provided

stones make quite a steep path – but

a rattan bag filled with a towel,

they also make a wonderful spot for

a rattan hat, mosquito repellent,

pictures.

a sarong and a sash as well as

The walk was all worth it once we

“Mandapa Picnic Snacks” and

stood in the ankle-deep water with

bottles of mineral water. We were

the waterfall before us. Above the

off on our adventure guided by the

waterfall, there was an opening that

resort’s recreation manager, Made

let sunrays in and gave light to the

Winarta.

living nature under the cliffs. It was

We traveled with the open

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such a marvelous sight to see. “Tukad

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Temple has stunning details in

and tea from Segara Windhu, and

unspoiled,” said Made on why, of

architecture. A huge centuries-old

a view of the coffee plantation.

all the waterfalls there is in Bali,

tree stands in the area, adding a

Clearly, it was a sweet ending to our

Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

mystical yet majestic vibe to the

stylish adventure. „

chose this one. “The waterfall doesn’t

temple. “We take our guests here to

By Risty Nurraisa

flow into a river, a stream nor a

let them discover an ancient temple

jungle but gently down to a canyon

of Bali that is not full of tourists,”

Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

around 15-meter high. We hand-

Made continued.

Jalan Kedewatan, Banjar

selected this destination to take our guests away from the crowd.”

On the way to our last stop,

Kedewatan, Ubud

we grew an appetite, and it was

(0361) 479-2777

only right that the resort took us to

www.mandapareserve.com

CULTURE AND COFFEE

Segara Windhu Coffee Plantations

Our “Vintage Tour - Hidden Jewel”

in Tampaksiring area. As soon as

continued with a visit to an ancient

we arrived, we were escorted to a

cultural site, the Kehen Temple,

corner that is especially designated

“Vintage Tour - Hidden Jewel”

also in Bangli. “This temple was

for the “Vintage Tour - Hidden

is available for guests who stay

built in the 11 century, also

Jewel” guests. Here, we indulged in

at the resort with rates from

known as the miniature of Besakih

our “Mandapa Picnic Snacks” – my

US$595/room/night. The program

Temple, the Mother Temple of Bali,”

choice for that day were homemade

also includes a Subak Farming

Made explained. “In Balinese,

potato chips, tomato with bocconcini

Exploration, a Pod Chocolate Tour,

‘kehen’ means household or fire

mozzarella and pesto, Smoked

a Kintamani Trekking, sunrise at

place which symbolizes Brahma,

Tasmanian Salmon sandwich and

the Mount Batur, and more. The

the creator of this universe in the

a rich chocolate brownie. The

resort’s recreation team can tailor

ancient Hindu philosophy.” Just like

breakfast was made perfectly with

a customized tour based on guests’

other temples in Bali, the Kehen

selections of Bali’s fresh coffee

preferences.

th

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TUKAD CEPUNG WATERFALL AND KEHEN TEMPLE PHOTOS BY RISTY NURRAISA, ALL OTHERS COURTESY OF MANDAPA, A RITZ-CARLTON RESERVE

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DINE&DELIGHTS

THE ART

OF THAI CUISINE

SOM CHAI BAR & RESTAURANT, THE LATEST ADDITION BY RENOWNED CHEF WILL MEYRICK, SERVES THAI FOOD IN A SETTING THAT TAKES YOU BACK TO THE 1920S…

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om Chai is where art

It was 6.30 p.m., and I was

Chef Will Meyrick.

up the front part of the restaurant.

deco is highly regarded

so excited to experience the food

When I walked in, I was welcomed

in both fashion and

that Chef Will Meyrick – the brain

with top-notch hospitality by some

building, with beautiful

behind Mama San, Tiger Palm,

of the waitresses who were wearing

women wrapped in

Sarong and Hujan Locale – will be

long black cocktail dresses. Dimmed

cheongsam walking around. The

presenting in his fifth restaurant in

shades of light softly filled every

setting of the new dining venue by

Bali. Dear food enthusiasts, come

corner of the classic and detailed

Sarong Group made me feel as if I

and join my dining experience at

interior, yet my eyes were caught by

was in an old Siam City, forgetting

Som Chai…

a line of swings that were hanging

that I was actually in the busy

in front of me, especially designed

area of Jalan Raya Kerobokan in

SIP OF FRESHNESS

for professional dancers. I personally

Seminyak.

A bar and a lounge area takes

think that Som Chai bar is quite

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masculine yet sexy at the same time. Two dancers wearing cheongsam danced on the swings with soft and slow gestures, giving the perfect ambiance of exclusive nightlife in old Chinatown in Bangkok, Thailand. As I took a sit at the lounge which is right next to the bar, I began to think of enjoying a glass of fresh energizing drink to soothe my mind. I walked towards the bar to see their choices of beverages before having my dinner. My choice fell on Siam Julep amongst the bar’s super tempting lists of cocktails. I felt quite challenged to try this mix as the bartender explained that the drink has a strong yet fresh sour taste that comes from nutmeg, mint and a mix of Italian aromatic spirit; Fernet Branca, Jim Beam, and a little bit of honey. But one sip of the drink assured me. Siam Julep successfully rejuvenated me in an instant!

The bar and lounge area has an exclusive ambiance with a professional dancer on the swing.

STARTER HIGHLIGHTS After half an hour relaxing in the lounge, I decided to start my dinner. The staff led me to a big tall door at the end of the lounge aisle that connected the lounge and bar area to the restaurant. Once the door was opened, I was instantly in awe with the dramatic view of an oriental ďŹ ne dining room. It was a totally different ambiance from the bar and lounge area. The restaurant is set with high ceilings, beautifully designed

The elegant interior of Som Chai Bar & Restaurant.

lightings and artsy ornaments that give a dramatic effect and

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careful with the super-hot red chili that will spark fireworks in your mouth with its bold flavor. A little tip; have a fresh cool beverage next to you so can sip some to lose the hot burning taste, as your dining experience here may not be complete if you miss this dish. My culinary journey continued on with mango dish with lime dressing, turmeric lemongrass which I could not stop enjoying until the last drop. As someone who grew up with Sumatran flavors, I was so

Sako Sai Moo.

tempted by the hot curry selections. I decided to have the Masaman curry that consists of 48-hour slow cooked short ribs beef with young durian, coconut and fried shallots. I am a durian fan but I have never tasted a young durian before. To my surprise, it is amazingly

Crispy Taco.

Stir-fry salted pork.

successfully make Som Chai an

scallops were extremely tender and

exceptional dining venue. And the

the dressing perfectly pleased my

menu is just as interesting. I decided

palate.

to begin my culinary journey with

Moving on to the salad list, I

the Sako Sai Moo from the appetizer

opted for the super-hot “Nam Doc”,

list. The grilled half-shell scallops

a grilled beef dish with red onion,

dish was served with flying fish

mint flat leaf, and chili lime dressing.

roe, Thai basil, young coconut and

The beef was so juicy and tasty,

green nahm jihm dressing. The

but if you’re not into spicy food be

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF SOM CHAI BAR & RESTAURANT

Pla Thot Tha, a delicious unripe


Ho Mok Fish Bamboo.

delicious, and the durian does not

the waitress recommended to pair it

overpower other elements of the

with some steamed rice to balance

dish, which means this dish can be

the savory homemade sauce. But I

enjoyed by anyone who is not really

preferred to indulge it just the way

a fan of durian too.

it is without any rice, and I think the dish is sublime! And once the main

THE MAIN STARS

course was done, it was only right

Then, it was time for the main

to end my culinary journey here

courses. I was up for a fresh fish

with a dessert like the mango parfait

dish, so I ordered the Bamboo

with three flour scented sticky rice

“hor mok” snapper marinated in

and kalamansi, Som Chai’s take on

red curry paste with coconut milk

mango sticky rice. „

kaffir lime and Thai basil. This

By Wiwin Wirwidya

dish is highly recommended as the delicate snapper meat is cooked to

Som Chai Bar & Restaurant

perfection, and the fragrant from the

Jalan Raya Kerobokan 86 A,

kaffir lime made the dish even more

Kuta Utara

appetizing.

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To enjoy this seafood selection,

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PROFILE&PORTRAIT

down. But that did not stop her

feel more comfortable being in the

from moving forward. Together with

country where I belong.

her artist partner Djunaidi Kenyut,

When the day arrived, I took any

they are committed to elevating the

risks necessary. I promised myself

appreciation of Indonesian art. To

to be persistent although many

Bali & Beyond (BB), Ratna Odata

people didn’t believe in what I was

(RO) shared her story…

planning to do, including my mother who expected her daughter to be

WHEN TRUE PASSION MEETS TREMENDOUS STRENGTH, IT CAN LEAD US TO AN UNEXPECTED DYNAMIC LIFE…

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successful by her own definition.

RO: My ‘love-at-first-sight’ with

But still, I went to Ubud and bought

art actually began when I joined

this beautiful old building at quite

a high school of performing art.

a reasonable price. Here, I built a

Then, during my college years in

new dynamic artsy ambiance with

Singapore, I drowned myself into

my fellow talented artist, Djuanidi

theatre study, and that was when

Kenyut.

I began to admire and see art as something that is not fragmented

BB: Why Ubud?

between fine arts such as painting,

RO: Because Ubud is the center

sculpture, carving and motion

of art in Bali. Cata Odata is also

art. I see art as a whole complete

committed to promoting Balinese and

element that can be in harmony

East-Javanese artists, so we consider

with everything. That is what

Ubud the perfect place for us to

‘interdisciplinary’ theory is, which

explore and express our love for art.

we now implement as our approach

We conduct exhibitions to promote

in Cata Odata.

artworks and hold many regular

Art for me is a medicine that can

discussions, and we provide a space

cure so many pains. That is also the

for everyone who wants to study and

reason why I named it Cata Odata,

learn more about art without any

which means “white heart” in Pali

limitations or boundaries.

language.

We prefer to define Cata Odata as an art house. There are four

BB: What brought you to the art

permanent residents here including

world?

myself. Our rooms and office are

he above sentence

RO: When I was almost graduated,

on the third floor, the gallery on the

best concludes our first

I spent my final years in college

second floor and the art studio on

encounter with artist and

figuring out how to continue

the first floor, right beside a small

owner of Cata Odata,

expressing my love and passion for

stream.

an Ubud-based house

art. While most people who study

of art, Ratna Odata. Graduated

abroad choose not to go back to

BB: What is the biggest obstacle for

from LaSalle College of the Arts

their home country because they

Cata Odata?

in Singapore in 2013 where she

have a permanent promising career

RO: The main challenge is the lack

majored in Technical Theatre, Ratna

in their study destination, I struggled

of public appreciation towards art.

broke all standards and started

hard enough in my mind and heart

The second, from what I mostly hear

pursuing her biggest dream by

to go back to Indonesia and do

from fellow artists, is the difficulty

establishing Cata Odata, right when

something. Not because I wanted to

to trust art galleries, which happens

the art industry in Bali was tumbling

contribute something, but because I

after an unpleasant experience

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BIG HEART FOR ART

BB: What do you love about art?


BB: Do you select artists to collaborate? RO: For now, we are focusing only on artists who reside in East Java and Bali. They come from many art disciplines such as visual art, street art, theatre, installations, dancers, graphic and printmaking. Since we love to grow and learn together, we prefer to collaborate with emerging artists as well as mid-career artists because they are still in search of identity and character, so they explore so much. Cata Odata has always been honored for exploring many

between some artists and certain galleries. For example, there is often inconsistency between the agreement and the implementation. Other cases also include when a gallery takes artwork by force. To be honest, when I ďŹ rst started Cata Odata, I was still pretty naive and idealistic. I did not have any prejudice to anyone but as the art house progresses I understand more about the politics behind the art industry. BB: How do you and your team in Cata Odata build their trust?

need to be really transparent and

things together, sharing knowledge

RO: Trust from the artists is the

honest from the beginning.

between one another so that we can

biggest absence that we experience

The absence of fairness between

grow side by side with the artists.

as a gallery. Sometimes the

institutions and artists is still a main

reactions we got from artists are

concern as well. Perhaps, what is

been working together with 92

also quite painful. We were once

promised is not given, and artists

artists, all from East Java and Bali.

ignored, after we approached them

have always been the one to blame.

We have also collaborated with

and explained that we had an art

That is why Cata Odata always

other galleries, art communities

space. Finally, to eliminate any

prioritizes transparency in the

and organizations, and have been

prejudices, we decided to make

agreements. We have to make sure

involved in Festival Tepi Sawah

every agreement written in details,

that there is a mutual understanding

last June. „

including the exhibition cash ows.

between us and the artists, and that

By Wiwin Wirwidya

Making a detailed agreement is

both sides agree on every point in

actually time-consuming, but we

the letter of agreement.

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Since 2014, Cata Odata has

www.cataodata.com

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INVITE&INDULGE

THE EDGE OF REASON

AT THE LAVISH AWARD-WINNING THE EDGE, THE SPA AT THE EDGE TAKES SPA-GOERS TO NEW HEIGHTS IN BEAUTY AND WELLNESS EXPERIENCES IN BALI…

the Indian Ocean, clinging to the edge of sea cliffs, The Spa has been designed to fuse with its oceanic surroundings. Similar to The Edge’s villas, The Spa presents a stunning all-white ultra-contemporary and minimalist-styled space, but here, one vast open-plan chamber with curved, sensuous outer walls naturally follow the cliff’s contours. The Spa provides a couple of wet and dry mini-therapy areas with Vichy Showers and an elevated main treatment deck, bathed in natural sunlight, with a duo of stone massage beds facing wraparound floor-to-ceiling windows that reveal spectacular Indian Ocean views. The ocean may be far away, but this quirky deck space, designed with a unique “liquid floor” and permanent ankle-deep water, brings the ocean to you. And since there is just one spa chamber, albeit with

Y

adjoining male and female changing ou may already be

beautiful sanctuaries around – it

rooms, The Spa offers total exclusivity

familiar with aptly-

was justifiably awarded the “Most

for one guest booking at a time –

named The Edge, a

Innovative Spa 2010” by prestigious

which is why you should always book

luxurious villa estate

Asia Spa magazine.

ahead –, so you can get the luxury of

with its eight ultra-

Suspended 80-meter-high above

private villas and limited facilities dramatically perched atop Uluwatu’s clifftops in Bali’s southern Bukit peninsula. However, you may not yet be familiar with The Edge’s equally jaw-dropping The Spa that is nestled amongst this exclusive secluded estate and is open to both staying and to outside day guests. The Spa takes Bali’s spa design to a whole new level, literally, far removed from typically traditional varieties on the island it is surely one of the coolest and most

The lavish setting of The Spa.

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having the spa all to yourself.


RICE AND EASY The luxury accommodations and spa are cutting-edge and high design, nevertheless, The Spa’s select treatment menu pays homage to Balinese traditions. Treatments are pampering and such indulgence and, apart from some top-notch Pevonia Botanica facial and body treatments, offering a quintessential Bali spa experience inspired by four basic elements of Balinese Hindu traditional rituals and temple offerings: fire, sacred flowers, blessed holy water and rice. These, along with custom-made spa products containing all-natural certified organic ingredients, are especially highlighted in four exclusively designed Signature Rituals: Oceanic, Sacred Flower, Divine Fire and Dewi Sri. Each are significantly themed and suit particular needs, and all last two-hours (available at Rp. 2,100,000++) and loosely follow a similar blissful format; they all commence with a foot ritual, continued by core body scrub wrap and wash, and rounded off with a massage therapy administered by experienced internationally-trained Chief Therapist Nyoman. I chose the “Dewi Sri”, named after Bali’s sacred Rice Goddess and a therapeutic ritual centered

as improve blood circulation and

overhead Vichy Shower, a wonderful

lymphatic drainage.

tropical rain shower.

The Dewi Sri Signature

on rice – which, for the Balinese,

experience starts with a scented

STEAMY STUFF

is a source of life-sustaining energy

paddy water ritual combined with

Nyoman then slathered my entire

and nourishment –, promising to

meditative breathing, followed by

body with a lusciously thick Lotus

“revitalize a stressed body and

a Balinese Black Rice Scrub. The

Seed and Herb Steam Body Wrap

fatigued mind with renewed health.”

grainy exfoliating body scrub uses

to sit for about 20 minutes in a

This treatment is made complete

ground black rice that is rinsed off

private steam pod; an individual

with wet and dry heat therapies to

for several minutes under jets of

seat carved into the stone wall with

soothe muscles and joints as well

warm water pelting out from the

steam holes strategically placed

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Get pampered while enjoying a view of the ocean.

around the miniscule seated area. The towel draped around my body captures the herbal steam rising up from these holes, maximizing the benefits of this thermotherapy process and the wrap’s therapeutic ingredients, including exotic tropical spices like cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg to warm and nourish the skin. The Vichy Shower treatment area is curtained off to keep all the steam in. This cubicle is transformed into a Turkish-like steam room. Sitting here alone is almost meditative and I could have stayed all day. However, I continued on with a cinnamon and orange-infused

yoghurt) and recline on the indoor lounger, also semi-submerged in water, as if I’m at some infinityedge pool, gazing out to sea – alternatively, there is a private cliff-edge terrace just outside, for post-spa downtime. Be sure to book The Spa for late afternoon to coincide with to-die-for sunset views. cleansing body wash lying face

the only spa where my therapist

down on the bed, before being led

wears rubber boots sloshing

bad for your health? „

zombie-like by Nyoman up to the

about in ankle-deep water while

By Katie Truman

main treatment deck. The rice ritual

administering treatments – creating

concludes with an outrageously

the surreal illusion of having my

The Edge – Uluwatu Bali

relaxing hot stone massage therapy,

treatment at the ocean’s shoreline.

Jalan Pura Goa Lempeh, Banjar

using heat-retaining volcanic stones

After all this, zoned out, de-

Dinas Kangin, Uluwatu

that soothingly diffuses heat deep

stressed yet reinvigorated, I’m

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into my knotted neck, shoulder and

handed a Sunset Orange drink (a

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upper back muscles. This is probably

healthy blend of orange juice and

theedge

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Whoever said living on the edge is


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REST&RELAXATION

SANUR

SANCTUARY

A FAMILY HERITAGE WITH TOP-NOTCH HOSPITALITY AND BALINESE VIRTUES SINCE THE ‘60S, TANDJUNG SARI IS THE PERFECT PLACE TO HIDE IN PEACEFUL SANUR…

The interior of the two-story bungalow.

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t has been 55 years since

the beachfront Tandjung Sari is

it wasn’t until in the ‘70s that more

Tandjung Sari first welcomed

marvelous for tourits and residents

bungalows were established, and

guests to stay at its bungalows,

alike to hide from the crowd for a

are still maintained up until now.

yet the family-owned hotel

while…

And in 2012, four new units were

is still one of the best places

added with designs that are still in

to unwind and stay in Sanur. The

PRIVATE RETREAT

design embraces Balinese values

It was in 1962 when Tandjung Sari

with the use of patterned tiles and

was first established as a family

bungalows with a total of 31 guest

crafted wooden doors, making

home of owner Wija Wawo-Runtu.

rooms, divided into six categories

Tandjung Sari unique in its own

Back then, Sanur was covered with

– Village Bungalow, Two-Story

way compared to modern new

lush greenery so the family needed

Bungalow, Garden Sea View

hotels on the island. It allows guests

to cruise the sea shore to select a

Bungalow, Beachfront Bungalow,

to treasure the real experience of

location on the beachfront. Four

Family Bungalow and, the newest of

staying in Bali just like in the old

bungalows were built for a private

them all, South Garden Bungalow.

days, and everything is paired

retreat, and with word of mouth

During my overnight stay at the

beautifully with top-notch warm

these bungalows soon turned into a

resort, I occupied one of the Village

hospitality. And though it is situated

holiday home for the family’s friends

Bungalows. Built in the ’70s,

in a prime location in Sanur,

and colleagues as well. However,

the Village Bungalow boasts an

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Lay on the daybeds at the quiet Sanur Beach.

everlasting natural design with thatched roof, a quality king-bed with sophisticated mosquito nets, and warm touches of wooden door and window sills as well as rattan window covers. The Village Bungalow is even more comfortable with an airy living room that is equipped with a comfortable sofa bed, and a spacious bathroom with a bathtub and an outdoor shower at its secluded garden courtyard. The bungalow also has its own front yard where a small concrete bale stands with two daybeds in it, which I soon turned into a reading nook on a breezy afternoon.

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The Restaurant highlights authentic Indonesian dishes.

Other bungalows are just as comfortable as the Village Bungalow as they all offer spacious garden, living room, bedroom and bathroom as well. Clearly, ‘space’ is one of the key elements that gives a cozy atmosphere to Tandjung Sari, because ‘space’ provides seclusion. Paired with warm hospitality service by the hotel’s staff that treat guests like a family, Tandjung Sari has definitely transformed from a private

family retreat into a secluded holiday

dishes and drinks at The Restaurant,

every Friday and Sunday from 3

home for every one of its guests.

highlighting authentic flavors of

p.m. until 5 p.m. Tandjung Sari also

Indonesia. Set in an open-air space

hosts dinner with a Balinese dance

FUN IN SANUR

with an alfresco bar, The Restaurant

performance every first and third

Sanur may be quiet, but it doesn’t

expanded to the pool deck since

Saturday of the month.

mean there is not much to do in

early 2000’s which soon became a

the area. Tandjung Sari stands in

perfect choice to indulge in drinks

during a stay in Tandjung Sari is

the heart of Sanur, making it easy

and food any time of the day with a

lying on one of the daybeds at

for guests to explore the cafes and

view of the swimming pool on one

their private beach, enjoying the

restaurants in the area by walking.

side and the beach and the ocean

quiet Sanur Beach while reading a

The hotel also rents bicycles as

on the other side.

favorite book or listening to some

Standing next to the swimming

favorite music. „ By Risty Nurraisa

dos in Sanur, especially on the

pool, Bale Beton is another

beachfront path in the morning with

wonderful place to relax and enjoy

a sunrise view to please the eyes.

refreshing “sore” (“afternoon”)

Tandjung Sari

drinks and light bites by the beach.

Jalan Danau Tamblingan No. 41,

rest and relax at the hotel, Tandjung

A Balinese dance lesson is also

Sanur, (0361) 288-441

Sari offers a variety of delectable

conducted here for the children

www.tandjungsarihotel.com

But for those who just want to

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF TANDJUNG SARI

riding a bike is one of the must-

But of course, the best activity


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FOTOFOLIO

WATER FOR LIFE Perhimpunan Fotografer Bali (Bali’s Photographer Community) hosted the 3rd Bali Photo Awards (BIP) 2017, a photo competition that aims to encourage photographers to keep on creating marvelous works of art. This year, participants were challenged to take photos with the theme “Air Dalam Budaya” or “Water in Traditions” to reflect how important water is in our daily lives and to raise awareness of water preservation. A number of talented photographers submitted their work, and after a tight deliberation, the judges – which include Anom Anik Agung, Agatha Anne Bunanta, Ida Bagus Andi Sucirta, Made Widnyana Sudibya and Agung Parameswara – announced the winners; Petrus Arif Tri Hanowo, Mohammad Reza Gemi Omandi and I Wayan Mardana as the first, second and third winners respectively, while Mukhamad Faies won the “Favorite Category”. All of their work – along with 10 contenders and other participants’ photos – were displayed at Griya Santrian Gallery in Sanur. www.baliphotoawards.com

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“The Ngangkid Tradition of the Coastal Villagers in Sanur” by Wayan Pica, the 1st contender. BALI&BEYOND NOVEMBER 2017 43


“Journey to Setra” by I Ketut Raka Bujangga, the 3rd contender.

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“Melukat” by I Wayan Mardana, the 3rd place winner.

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“Cuci Beras Sesait” by Gede Sudika Pratama, the 2nd contender.


“Melarung Jolen” by Mohammad Reza Gemi Omandi, the 2nd place winner.

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“The Nabur Rambut Gimbal Ritual” by Gholib, the 4th contender.

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“The Mintoni Tradition” by Petrus Arif Harnowo, the 1st place winner.

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ACTION&ATTRACTION

BE CONNECTED First timers might experience a few minutes of self-conscious, thinking, “What if I do it wrong? What if everyone stares at me?” There’s no need to worry though because soon enough they will realize that everyone focuses on their own moves. Ecstatic Dance Journey is more of a movement meditation where participants have to be in a constant motion to connect with themselves and, if they want to, with others in the room while respecting other’s space.

JOURNEY OF ECSTATIC DANCE A NON-JUDGMENTAL SPACE OF FREE EXPRESSION…

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Jacqueline began conducting classes in May this year, and they quickly gained popularity amongst Canggu residents and dance community. What used to be a oncea-month class has now become once a week due to high demand. Ecstatic Dance Journey has now become one

amadi Bali, a hub for

and the whole function of the

of the most happening weekly events

alternative healthy and

room. Unlike other dance classes,

in Canggu. According to Jacqueline,

healing activities with

here there is no such thing as

this dance is about letting go of

a beautiful and natural

choreography or sequences, not

control to really feel and experience

tropical setting in

even right or wrong movements, and

the energy and our physical bodies.

Canggu, offers various yoga classes,

most importantly no one judges how

The dance helps us break out of

yoga teacher training and retreats.

participants flow with the beat.

habitual movement patterns to move

It also serves guests with daily fresh delicious vegetarian cuisine at its Samadi Kitchen and holds Canggu’s most popular Sunday Market that features artisan products and organic fruits and vegetables. And now, Samadi Bali just added a new signature program to their existing schedule, the Ecstatic Dance Journey. The Ecstatic Dance Journey is a 90-minute dance class in a facilitated space, conducted by Jacqueline who sets the theme

The studio.

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No experience, no judgement. Everyone is free to dance in this class.

more freely, creating new neuron

spread out and are guided through

natural. In today’s modern world,

pathways to open up the whole

the first main part of the class called

emotions are often suppressed which

energy body, as well as raising

“awakening the dancer”. Jacqueline

creates tensions and traumas in

sexual energy and understanding

guides us to connect with our body

your body. This shake is a medicine

our bodies fully by only moving the

from toes all the way up to the top

created by indigenous cultures to

way our body wants to move.

of our head, inviting us to connect

release those tensions and traumas.

with a specific body part, let it move

The main thing is to keep your feet

with gentle music playing to invite

and get intimate with that part of the

on the ground, because through

us to get into our body. Then, she

body. This process helps us build

those shaking movements you are

guides and encourages participants

intimacy with each of our own joints

giving and receiving information to

to start moving – this warming

and removes stagnant energy from

and from the earth, and the energy

up session usually takes up to 15

our body.

bounces up through your body.

Jacqueline’s class typically starts

minutes before she calls participants

During this part, conscious breathing

to assemble in a circle, where she

LET IT GO

is important; you need to breathe in

welcomes everyone and explains the

The second part of the class is called

through the nose and out through the

process and sets the intention and

the Kundalini shake. Standing as

mouth. Last but not lease, making

the theme of the evening. Jacqueline

wide as your own hips, you need to

noise with your voice are also

also explains the rules – no talking

shake your pelvis while keeping your

encouraged.

during the class, we just need to talk

feet on the ground. This step takes

with our own body.

five to ten minutes and as time goes

and the music tracks have built up

by, the shake will become more

from chilled to upbeat rhythms, you

When the circle breaks, people

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As the energy flows at this stage,


a rather abusive life. This out-of-thebox yoga teacher has also been teaching yoga in Cape Town in South Africa for 10 years, and is currently enjoying her life in Bali, teaching those who are seeking a transformational experience. Jacqueline invites everyone to come to her Ecstatic Dance Journey class at Samadi Bali every Thursday at 7.30 p.m. With benefits beyond cardiovascular fitness, this class also helps release stress and toxin from the body, and gives a sense of freedom for everyone with no dancing experience required. This is the place where we can connect with people without talking to any of them and be free to express Samadi Bali also has yoga classes.

what is within our heart. Ecstatic Dance Journey can also be very emotionally moving for those who

are at the last part; letting go. In this

encountered Ecstatic Dance Journey

during the session. In fact, many

session, aside from encouraging

through a meditation where she was

participants leave the class weeping

people to keep dancing, Jacqueline

dancing naturally. At that point,

at the end. „

doesn’t give much guidance. You

she realized that her consciousness

By Nineth Rachma

can express yourself by moving

expanding into moving freely. She

gently and slowly, or jumping up

then found a shamanic dance group

Samadi Bali

and down, or even crawling like

in London which she became a part

Jalan Padang Linjong No. 39,

an animal. You just need to dance

of in 1999. Yoga has become her

Canggu

away and express your mood

daily practice since she was 19

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through movements.

years old and has saved her from

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As the music becomes more relaxed, you dance more slowly. Then you lie down, and are guided

Get to know Jacqueline and her signature Ecstatic Dance Journey class

back into a circle where everyone

through a 90-minute conscious movement with South African contemporary

can release any sound or enjoy a

rhythms and Latin America’s electronic tango music playing in the

moment of silent meditation with

background amongst the mix of other tribal rhythms. Enjoy a journey of

beautiful music playing in the

transporting yourself into another level of consciousness with complete

background.

freedom and joy. This class celebrates the body, self-expression and emotional release. Jacqueline’s upcoming yoga and Ecstatic Dance Journey

DANCING QUEEN

class, yoga teacher training and retreats are available on her website

Born in Scotland, Jacqueline first

www.ecstaticjourneys.com.

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BEYONDBALI

Diwu Mbai. More than 80 species of birds are among the island’s indigenous fauna, as well as long tail macaques, wild bovines, wild pigs, deer, and 21 bat species. Two endangered species endemic to Indonesia, the yellow headed parrot and Tanimbar Megapode, can also be found here. That’s just the tip of the island’s biological iceberg. In 1986, a national park was established to protect Moyo Island’s nature and habitat. However, conservation was always managed naturally by the locals who have been living on the island for centuries. They are not allowed to hunt or fish in an unordered fashion, yet for some people it’s just a matter of surviving and providing food for their table.

ISLAND’S WELCOME While the local boat that I took was

MAGICAL MOYO

A SERENE PLACE WHERE PEOPLE DISCOVER THE SECRET OF LIVING IN PERFECT HARMONY, CHILDREN CAN RUN FREE AND THE EARTH PROVIDES EVERYTHING YOU NEED…

docking at Labuan Aji Village, I could already feel the island offered a soothing and warm atmosphere. Villagers came running towards the boat as soon as it arrived. They were fetching their cargo from the nearest big island, Sumbawa. The captain handed my backpack with a gentle smile and wished me to have

W

a great time on Moyo. elcome to

A perfect picture of a splendid

Moyo Island,

waterfall with natural stone steps and

Kali Port in Sumbawa Island was the

a sanctuary

turquoise water stroked my attention.

most interesting boat ride I’ve ever

located just

I was captivated and later found out

had as I shared it with the friendliest

outside the

The two-hour journey from Muara

that it was a photo of the Mata Jitu

locals I’ve ever met. There were no

north coast of Sumbawa Island that

Waterfall, a heaven on earth on the

other tourists; I was the only one

is home to magnificent waterfalls,

magical Moyo Island.

who came from outside the island.

lush greenery and endless savannah.

There is more to Moyo Island than

They were curious about me as much

I first learned about Moyo Island a

a luxurious resort and its pristine

as I was about them. “Where are

couple years back when I stumbled

white sandy beach. The island

you from?” a woman asked me with

upon an article on the internet.

has two waterfalls; Mata Jitu and

a local dialect. “Jakarta”, I replied.

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The conversation continued with a

sun sets and the only vehicles are

essential for the people. “Are you

lot of giggles.

motorcycles. Guided by Mahin’s

ready to jump?” challenged Mahin.

directions, I walked through the

At first, I was not ready. It was

local delicacies – a plate of rice with

center of Labuan Aji Village. After

quite a distance and I couldn’t see

sepat, a traditional acidic fish soup

15 minutes of walking, I rambled

what was underneath the water.

dish from Sumbawa – while having

through glimmering rice paddy

Suddenly, I heard a splash and saw

a conversation with Mahin, the

fields, a creek where children took

that Mahin had already made his

owner of Davi Homestay that boasts

a bath, and a wild jungle. I was

jump. “Come on! It’s your turn now,”

a beach view with uninterrupted

trekking in the bamboo forest when

said Mahin as he climbed back

sunset scenery and one of the first

Mahin tracked me down with a

up. I took the obsolete rope with

inns to open in Moyo. “Do you want

motorcycle and guided me back.

hesitation and made a leap that felt

to visit Diwu Mbai Waterfall?” he

We tip-toed on stepping stones

so liberating.

asked. “It’s the one where you can

trying to cross a river for the final

jump from the top.” It tickled my

part of our trek. The terrain before I

boat ride on Mahin’s own fishing

curiosity. With much excitement, I

reached the grandiose Diwu Mbai

boat brought me to an island for

started walking.

Waterfall was quite challenging.

snorkeling. Since Moyo is located on

WATERFALL HOPPING

with giant roots sticking out of the

Indonesia, its ocean is populated

There is only one main road in

soil, Diwu Mbai is truly enchanting.

with a dynamic marine life as well

Moyo and most other roads on the

The stream is vigorous. Mahin

as beautiful coral reefs. As soon as

island are not fully developed yet.

says the water is the source of life

I dipped into the sea, I could spot

Electricity is only available when the

in Moyo, hence the waterfall is

large schools of fish swimming from

At 3 p.m., I enjoyed lunch with

Surrounded by green huge trees

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The next morning, a 15-minute

the border between east and west

The Mata Jitu Waterfall, the primadonna of Moyo Island.


The Crocodile’s Head Beach.

headed home. That night, under the mosquito net at Davi Homestay, I felt at home. I was supposed to travel back to Sumbawa Island the next morning but a heavy rain was pouring all night long. There were no boats to cross the sea. Mahin suggested I wait it out – it was a blessing in disguise as I got to help the villagers moving their boats from the seashore to a safer place. Around noon, the sky was clear and the sun was shining again. I

every direction. There was so many, I couldn’t possibly count them. However, nothing on my adventure compared to the island’s “primadonna”, the Mata Jitu Waterfall. It is also considered the “Queen” Waterfall because the late Lady Diana once visited and bathed here. And ever since her visit, Moyo has attracted many international celebrities like Mick Jagger, David

The villagers work together to keep their boats safe from the storm.

Beckham, and Maria Sharapova. “No wonder they would travel all mumbled in awe.

nature and other people is cherished

bargained my way out on a transit

highly in Moyo Island. As an

boat and sat on the back, right next to

magical. Located deep in the dense

outsider, I’ve never felt so welcomed

the engine. My journey of going back

jungle of Moyo Island, the waterfall

in a foreign place before. Almost

to the city began, but I wasn’t worried

is an isolated spot where I could

everyone I met on the island would

much because now I know a place

hide from the world and be one

share their life stories – sometimes,

where I can be at peace whenever

with nature. The seven-meter tall

they would even open their door

the city life drives me crazy. And if

waterfall has three main terraces

and invite me to their house. On

someone I know needs some peace

from a thousand-year-old lime stone

my way back from the Mata Jitu,

and quiet, I would just say, “There

sediment. Without further ado, I took

I encountered a group of women

is this place you can go on the north

a dip in the refreshing turquoise

playing volleyball at a field and could

coast of Sumbawa, where the people

water. It was a moment I will

not resist their invitation to play. “We

will welcome you with open arms. It

treasure for life.

play almost every day,” said one of

is a serene place where nature and

the women before our match began.

people live in a perfect harmony. It is

The waterfall is absolutely

LIVING IN HARMONY The concept of living in harmony with

By the time we were finished, the sun had already set and everyone

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Moyo Island.” „ By Irene Barlian

PHOTOS BY IRENE BARLIAN

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CAPITALCORNER

ART FOR EVERYONE

OUR CONTRIBUTOR EDNA TARIGAN EXPLORES A COLLECTION OF HIGH-QUALITY CONTEMPORARY ART IN ART:1 MUSEUM…

presenting quality artworks to the community really well. Here, visitors may not find artistic architecture in Victorian or colonial style, but

inding modern artworks in

concept of Mon Décor Gallery that

a modern minimalist building that

Jakarta is pretty easy, yet

has been running for almost 30

makes the place feel more like a

to find the high-quality ones

years. Mon Décor is the first fine art

house rather than a museum or a

you need to really search.

gallery and one of the pioneers of

gallery.

One of the places to see

the gallery business in Jakarta. In

Even before the entrance, a

high-quality art is Art:1 Museum, an

October 2011, the gallery founded

unique artwork is on display,

artsy destination in Gunung Sahari

Art:1 Museum, not only as the

depicting workers on a construction

in Central Jakarta that actively

symbol of their success story, but

site outside the building. Titled

exhibits quality contemporary art

also to educate the community about

“Titik Jeda” (The Crossing Point),

pieces that everyone can enjoy

Indonesian art history.

this artwork created by Indonesian

– the name of “Art:1” refers to

artist Sunaryo symbolizes that art

their commitment to present art for

ALL THE ARTWORKS

never stops growing; it always

everyone.

During my recent visit to the museum

follows human life. Once inside

one fine day, I could see this artsy

the gallery, right after passing the

The museum is actually the new

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F

venue embraces the concept of


Art:1 Museum boasts amazing contemporary artworks.

ticket box, I could see that this museum is different from others as the artworks displayed are not only about beautiful women in paintings or sculptures. It also exhibits a compressed VW Beetle, courtesy of Jakarta-born artist Ichwan Noor that makes an attractive and eye-catching welcome. Aside from displaying a number of artworks made in Indonesia from various eras, Art:1 also often hosts art-related events. For instance, during my visit, the “Animamix Biennale 2017” exhibition took place on the first and second floor of the museum. The exhibition presented unique contemporary creations by international artists –

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Museum on the weekdays, so I could cherish my visit and take my time to really enjoy each art piece without being crowded by other people – and better yet, I didn’t have to wait for anyone to take a selfie in front of the installation. The museum admission fee is more expensive than other museums in Jakarta, ranging from Rp. 75,000 to Rp. 150,000. However, I personally think that the price is worth the experience of exploring high quality modern and contemporary artworks in Indonesia. And at the end of my visit, I believe I have a new understanding about art.

“Titik Jeda” (The Crossing Point) is displayed near the entrance.

some of the artworks displayed were

this miniature of Borobudur Temple

Indeed, Art:1 Museum does not only

painted sport shoes, kimonos, and

sits right at the center of “New

give me a new point of view to see

even some arranged light bulbs that

Museum” room, making it the

art but also provides me with more

form an expressive word.

center of attention for every visitor.

insights and ideas to appreciate

The museum’s permanent

Another room on the third floor is

and learn more about artistic works

collections are on the third floor

home to the works of Jakarta-born

by Indonesian artists who are also

where a room named “New

artist Heri Dono, such as The Flying

popular globally. „

Museum” is nestled, showcasing

of Sultan Hamengkubuwono IX and

By Edna Tarigan

classic collections. As soon as I

Female Flying Angels, both are the

walked into this room, my eyes were

museum’s private collections.

Art:1 New Museum Jalan Rajawali Selatan Raya No. 3,

attracted by a bronze sculpture of Borobudur Temple. Made by

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Following the success of AYANA Resort and Spa, Bali and AYANA Midplaza Jakarta, the brand will open in another scenic destination in Indonesia in summer 2018. AYANA Komodo Resort, Waecicu Beach will be the first and only five-star resort in the pristine Komodo Island in Labuan Bajo, Flores, and will surely bring AYANA’s top-notch standards to the island. Boasting an undisturbed view of the ocean, the resort features 12 suites and 189 guestrooms, as well as Rooftop Bar for sunset light bites, Pier Bar, Lobby Bar, Kisik seafood barbecue restaurant, HonZEN Japanese restaurant, and an all-day dining restaurant. Other facilities include a rooftop wedding and function suite for up to 200 guests, two main swimming pools, one children’s pool and The Resort Spa. Would you like to be one of the first to experience AYANA Komodo Resort, Waecicu Beach next year? Log on to their website for updates. AYANA Komodo Resort, Waecicu Beach Waecicu Beach, Labuan Bajo, Flores www.ayanakomodo.com

SHOPPING IN YOGYAKARTA Located right next to the five-star Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta and the four-star Grand Ambarrukmo hotel, Plaza Ambarrukmo offers a fun one-stop shopping experience in Yogyakarta with 230 outlets, presenting international and local brands – Pull & Bear, Cotton On, Stradivarius and OWL Eyewear to name a few. The mall also makes a perfect culinary destination with a number of restaurants, like Shaburi & Kintan Buffet. On November 16 to 19, Plaza Ambarrukmo gives all the more reason for you to visit as it hosts “Kids Mania” at Hall A on the second floor that will entertain your little ones with fun activities like a Kid’s Got Talent and children’s performances. And to end this year remarkably, Plaza Ambarrukmo will hold a Christmas Journey from December 14 to 17. Plaza Ambarrukmo Jalan Laksda Adisucipto, Yogyakarta, (0274) 433-1000 www.plaza-ambarrukmo.co.id

CLEAN CITY Striving to help improve the environment, Tetra Pak Indonesia together with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Indonesia hosted the third FSC Friday 2017 at AEON Mal in BSD City. With the theme “Peduli Hutan Berawal Dari Rumah” (Caring for the Forests begins at Home), the event aimed to educate visitors about the importance of sustainability in forest management for social and economic developments. The FSC Friday 2017 also raised awareness of the use of Dropbox, a Tetra Pak Indonesia’s program that aims to encourage people to recycle and reduce trash – this program has been activated in Bali since February 2017 and was just launched in Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, Bekasi and Bandung a couple of days prior to FSC Friday 2017. www.tetrapak.com

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The 11th annual Bali International Film Festival (BALINALE) went on with a lot of praise. Screening 108 films from 42 countries, this year’s BALINALE was even merrier with the first ever film competition with Michael Rowe, Jeane Huang and Erwin Arnada as the judges, aside from the festival’s annual Audience Choice Awards. Winners selected by the judges were “Cold of Kalandar” by Mustafa Kara for the Best Feature category, while “Nokas” by Manuel Alberto Maia and “Trespass” by Mirrah Foulkes won the Best Documentary and Best Short Subject respectively. www.balinale.com

A DOLLAR FOR LOVE Hand in hand with Yayasan Solemen Indonesia, The Sintesa Jimbaran invited guests to give back to Bali by donating as little as US$ 1 and adopt the fluffy SoleTeddy at Rp. 150,000 for charity. The “Your $1 Helps” movement aimed to help give medical treatment, therapy and education to the disadvantage people on the island. www.thesintesajimbaran.com

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Celebrating its 55th anniversary, Tandjung Sari hosted “Sanur untuk Indonesia” (Sanur for Indonesia), a lively musical concert that showcased the rich culture of Indonesian music. Traditional folk songs from across the country and Indonesia’s best love songs filled the event space that took place by the Sanur beach. The night was alive with Adra Karim as the music director and Indra Perkasa as the conductor, and a performance by singers; Dira Sugandi, Margie Segers, Matthew Sayerz and Rea Woworuntu. www.tandjungsarihotel.com

RUN IN UBUD Hosted by Wanconvex and Running Explorer, “Ubud Run” that took place at ARMA Museum & Resorts was a big success with around 500 participants. This running event aimed to promote a healthy lifestyle by running through nature, to support Ubud as a tourist destination, and to highlight the importance of sharing with others by giving donations to the Bumi Sehat Foundation. 64

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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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