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THE ROYAL CELEBRATION WHEN TWO OF GIANYAR’S ROYAL FAMILIES BECOME ONE

‘I TAKE THEE’ TIE THE KNOT AT ROMANTIC VENUES IN BALI

MY DREAM

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TEAMTALK

MY DREAM WEDDING ‘Om Swastiastu...’ It is no secret that a lot of couples from around the world come to Bali to tie the knot, making Bali one of the top destinations for weddings and romantic getaways. From the beaches to clifftops overlooking the ocean to hilly areas with a view of rice fields, Bali is never short of wedding venues. The wedding industry on this island also keeps on expanding with the birth of so many new talents such as makeup artists, wedding organizers, wedding planners and more. If you’re planning to get married in Bali you are holding the right magazine in your hands, as we have compiled stories to inspire you for your wedding day. Looking for the

COVER Photo Courtesy of Bulgari Resort Bali

right venue with a remarkable view? Flip through our ‘Foto Folio’ story that boasts eight wedding photos from eight different hotels in Bali. Our ‘Lifestyle & Leisure’ can also be a part of your bridal book as it consists of a list of wedding vendors including bridal gowns, florists and caterers. When the celebration is over, it is only right that you and your better half stay on the island for your honeymoon. Cruising Jimbaran Bay with the Belmond Jimbaran Puri is surely a remarkable experience for two – find out all about it in our ‘Little Loves’. Another option is to get pampered at the Tree Spa by L’Occitane at Kupu Kupu Barong Villas with an anti-aging treatment that we reveal in ‘Invite & Indulge.’ We know how overwhelming planning a wedding can be, so we hope we can help prevent you from becoming a bridezilla. After all, we believe every couple deserves to have their dream wedding come true, especially when they have this paradise island to witness their vows. ‘Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om…’ The Team ERRATA: The photos of The Shanti Foundation on ‘See & Seen’ in our August 2016 issue belonged to Kelas Inspirasi. The Shanti Foundation’s photos are published on our Facebook page.

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


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

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THE ROYAL WEDDING

PHOTOS & FUN FACTS

SIGHTS&SOUNDS

When two of Gianyar’s royal families become one

Snapshots and quotes picked up throughout July and August

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BRIDAL BOOK

ENCHANTED IN UBUD

LIFESTYLE&LEISURE

REST&RELAXATION

A list of vendors for a memorable wedding day

Come to Puri Sebali Resort for a romantic getaway

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DINE TRANSCENDENTALLY

‘I TAKE THEE’

DINE&DELIGHTS

Indulge in Japanese fusion dishes at Ji

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PROFILE&PORTRAIT THE BRIDE’S ASSISTANT

FOTOFOLIO Tying the knot in Bali

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

Andhira Rachmawati’s passion for the wedding industry

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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 FOREVER YOUNG

Pampering at the Tree Spa by L’Occitane

6 4 BEYONDUPDATES News updates from the tourism industry and what’s new beyond Bali

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

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

70 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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Useful directory of companies and island-based businesses

FIRST COLUMN PHOTO COURTESY OF JI AT BALE SUTRA, SECOND COLUMN PHOTO COURTESY OF CONRAD BALI, THIRD COLUMN PHOTO COURTESY OF BALI ZOO

CRAFT&CULTURE


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BEYONDBALI

LITTLELOVES

ANGEL OF THE SEA

Cruising to the Uluwatu Temple with Belmond Jimbaran Puri

THE LAND OF FLOWERS A road trip around Flores

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CAPITALCORNER GET MARRIED!

Unique venues in Jakarta to celebrate your wedding day 12

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TOP AND BOTTOM LEFT PHOTOS BY EDNA TARIGAN, BOTTOM RIGHT PHOTO BY BELMOND JIMBARAN PURI

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Your flight is only a couple of hours away, and yet you haven’t tasted Balinese crispy duck? Don’t worry because now you can find Bebek Bengil (Dirty Duck), one of Bali’s legendary restaurants, in Tuban, only five minutes away from the Ngurah Rai International Airport. Since first opening in Ubud, Bebek Bengil has been consistent in serving duck dishes with traditional herbs and spices that are literally finger-licking good, and the one in Tuban has just the same quality in terms of taste and service. Selections of main courses start from Rp. 75,000 – try their crispy duck that is served with sambal matah and Balinese vegetables, Nasi Campur Bali or Bebek Pelalah. International dishes and original recipes from Bebek Bengil founder Agung Raka Sueni are also on offer. The restaurant in Tuban is available for meetings and birthdays as they also have a private room. Bebek Bengil Jalan Raya Kuta No. 100x, Tuban (0361) 765-549 www.bebekbengil.co.id

SUMMER TO AUTUMN The latest Summer-Autumn 2016 Menswear and Womenswear collection from BIASA is finally here! The collection is an ode to the relaxed, refined and free-spirited ladies and gentlemen that are represented in these easy pieces made for sunny days and cool breezes. The women’s collection boasts ‘Girl Meets Boy,’ which shows bold lines, while ‘Seemingly Denim’ plays with layers and denim linen. All are designed to show asymmetry, colors and shape in the kaftans, dresses, tunics and skirts. The menswear collection consisting of ‘Let There Be White’ and ‘Call Me Navy’ highlights natural lightweight materials like linen and bamboo jersey. Most of the jackets, pants and shirts are hand-stitched and show liberating cuts, handapplique, handmade dyes, and customized block prints. BIASA Jalan Raya Seminyak No. 36, Seminyak (0361) 730-766 www.biasagroup.com

SHADES READY Following their success in Canggu, GAIA House of Shades, the official distributor of renowned eyewear and sunglass brands, is now opening a store in Oberoi. Offering eyewear from notable names like House of Holland Eyewear, LE SPECS, MINKPINK Shades, Karen Walker and KSUBI eyewear, this Seminyak store also presents GAIA House of Art and GAIA House of Rhythm that will introduce local artists and local musicians respectively in GAIA’s events. GAIA also launched their House of Shades member card for those who love to shop. GAIA House of Shades Jalan Kayu Aya No. 88x, Oberoi, Seminyak 0812-3676-2266 www.gaia.co.id

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GAIA PHOTOS BY SUHARTINA SINDUKUSUMO, ALL OTHERS COURTESY PHOTOS

PRIMEPROMOTION

DUCK DINER


EYEBROW TREATMENT Rob Peetoom Hair Spa Bali has just launched INGEbrows, a custommade eyebrow treatment to make you look more beautiful. Created by Inge Van Der Plas, the Creative Director and co-owner of all Rob Peetoom Hair + Beauty Salons, this service will give your eyebrows an optimal shape that is carefully measured by examining your facial expression and balance, using a simple yet brilliant paintbrush to produce eyebrows that match your face and personality. Two different treatments are available, the first is the INGEbrows Treatment and the other is INGEbrows to Stay – the latter is using a pigmentation method in the eyebrows that is far from permanent makeup, but more of a measurement method that reconstructs your eyebrows. While the regular INGEbrows Treatment will measure your face, body length, and your appearance in order to refine your eyebrow shape. Rob Peetoom Hair Spa Bali Jalan Petitenget No. 16, Seminyak (0361) 738-363, www.robpeetoom.nl

BREAKFAST CLUB

ITALIAN LUNCH Fancy Italian food on a Sunday? Then head off to Seminyak Italian Food at the Double Six Luxury Hotel Seminyak to relish in their Sunday Italian Family Feast Lunch that happens the first Sunday of every month from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Designed by Robert Marchetti, the restaurateur behind the hotel’s food and beverage venues, the lunch is all about a mouthwatering Italian feast served at the guest’s table. From fresh salads to delicious lasagna and other pastas, pizzas, creamy mash and more, you can have them all. Choices of dessert like gelato and chocolate doughnuts are also served to make your feast more incredible. Don’t forget to try the Kick Ass Trifle menu for a delightful closing. Tempted? Secure your table at Seminyak Italian Food at only Rp. 460,000++/person. Seminyak Italian Food Double Six Luxury Hotel Seminyak Double Six Beach No. 66, Seminyak (0361) 730-466 www.double-six.com

For the first time ever in Indonesia, Bali Zoo introduces their Breakfast with Orangutans package. Located at Bali Zoo’s Traditional Sumatran Buffalo House area, guests can meet three to four orangutans while enjoying a delicious breakfast set that consists of assorted seasonal fruits and vegetables or fruit juice, fresh-baked bread with butter and jam, and one of the main courses like Egg Benedict, Housemade Granola or Nasi Kuning. A cup of Balinese kopi tubruk or English Breakfast tea is also part of the set. Available at Rp. 555,000 nett/adult and Rp. 425,000 nett/child, it also includes hotel transfers, Bali Zoo admission fee, animal show and insurance. As for those who wish to only have the breakfast, the price is only Rp.255,000 nett /adult and Rp. 195,000 nett/child. After breakfast, guests can also feed the elephants and take pictures with gibbons and birds. Bali Zoo Jalan Raya Singapadu, Sukawati, Gianyar (0361) 294-357 www.bali-zoo.com

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Looking for summer clothes? Then Saint X Sinner is where you should go. Launching their summer collection called ‘State of Mine’, the brand invites all girls to see the creations that are inspired by Saint X Sinner’s character that blends New York street style and the island vibe of Bali. From their High Tide Dress and Long Vest, and Before Sunset Top to the Follow the Sun Choker Top, all of the items will definitely suit each of your activities during the day and at night on the island. The collection is easy to buy online, yet real shopping is far from dull, and luckily most all Saint X Sinner items are available at Sisca Shop Bali in Seminyak. Saint X Sinner 0817-667-5772 www.saintxsinner.com

UBUD SERENADE Bringing a five-star boutique resort concept, SereS Hotels & Resorts is soon to launch SereS Springs Resort & Spa + Conference. Perched in the village of Singakerta in South Ubud, this resort boasts a panoramic rice field view to the east and stands in front of the Wos River. Not only is the resort surrounded by tranquil nature, it also has a natural spring water pond and a beautiful sunset view. With 52 rooms, eight suites, and 20 villas each with a private dipping pool, this resort aims to be a getaway for meditation and re-invigoration. Also available for private parties, meetings, or simply dinner or lunch, other facilities include two large swimming pools, two restaurants, two bars, a grand ballroom and a junior ballroom, and a kids club. For yoga enthusiasts, a Bale Yoga and fitness center are also among the options. SereS Springs Resort & Spa + Conference Desa Singakerta, Ubud (0361) 849-3328 www.senshotelsresorts.com

TEPPANYAKI ADDITION Nestled in the HonZEN Japanese dining area at AYANA Resort and Spa Bali, a teppanyaki table is now set up to delight eight diners with a live cooking performance, which of course is followed by sumptuous Japanese food. Apart from the newest Teppanyaki experience, this restaurant still serves the best a la carte Japanese cuisine dishes including shabu-shabu that involves Bali pork and wagyu beef, as well as deep-fried soft-shell crab. Don’t forget to enter the sliding door that will take you to a sushi den where fresh sushi such as fatty tuna, sweet prawns, salmon and eel, and Caterpillar roll are all available. HonZEN Japanese Dining AYANA Resort and Spa Bali Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran (0361) 702-222 www.ayanaresort.com

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NEW&NEWS

SUMMER OUTFITS


NEW FACULTY As the newest addition under BURO’s roof, Faculty Kitchen & Bar is officially open to bring quality food and beverages that will keep guests coming back for more. One of their highlights is their brunch package that serves a mix of contemporary rustic-style food made of fresh ingredients. A variety of cocktails are also on offer and worth trying, especially during fun events such as their Sunday market and Sangria Brunch. The restaurant is currently working on experimentation and new formulas for their menu, which involve a personal twist and cooking techniques such as infusing, smoking, marinating, and dehydrating – which gives you all the more reason to try their dishes. Faculty Kitchen & Bar Jalan Petitenget No. 88x, Petitenget 0819-9994-6515 www.facebook.com/facultykitchenandbar

BRAZILIAN FEAST The newly opened Brazilian Aussie BBQ is adding to Seminyak’s growing culinary scene. With a unique dining experience called Brazilian Churrascaria, this restaurant is serving meat cooked in churasco style, or more familiarly called barbecue style. With a grill area, a soup and salad station, and Passadors (Brazilian Chefs) who come to your table to serve the meat from giant skewers, they guarantee that every guest will get first-hand quality barbecued meat. From the giant skewers, the barbecued meat is carved gently on to the guest’s plate, and guests are free to get themselves bowls full of soup and salad. The good news is that the price is set to one price for an ultimate allyou-can-eat experience! Brazilian Aussie BBQ Beraban Square, Jalan Beraban No. 12, Kerobokan Kelod 0819-9909-4104 www.brazilianaussiebbq.com

LET THE DRUM ROLL! If you’re looking some fine local liquor to sip while you’re in Bali, then you should try Drum Green Label Whisky. Known as Balinese Premium Whisky, this drink is crafted by the Astidama distillery in Tabanan using selective malts, quality local grains and high technology with an exceptional blending process that combines Scotch and Bourbon whisky. This drink is also matured in mixed barrels and aged for four years, giving it a unique aroma and sensational taste.

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THE ROYAL

Wedding

WITNESSING A GRAND CELEBRATION AS BALINESE LOVEBIRDS FROM TWO ROYAL FAMILIES BECOME HUSBAND AND WIFE…

Ngungkab Lawang is a ceremony where the groom comes to pick up his bride. It was surely a happy day for the couple, however, AA Istri Vera Krina Dewi (Vera), the 25-yearold bride-to-be, couldn’t hold back her tears as she listened to the sound of Ngungkab Lawang verses in one of the rooms at Jero Kelodan Puri

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Abianbase Palace, knowing it was t was a cloudy morning on

in Gianyar, were about to become

her last day living in her childhood

January 27, 2016. Heavy rain

one in a traditional wedding

home. Vera held her mother’s hand

had just stopped but this didn’t

procession. A series of rituals were

tightly as she wiped away her tears.

mean the grand celebration in

to be held in accordance with the

Her mother whispered her some

Gianyar was put on hold. That

custom in a Balinese wedding.

encouragement and prayers for her

day, two of Gianyar’s royal families,

Ngungkab Lawang was the first

happiness as they left the palace.

both members of the Dewa Manggis

ritual, marking the beginning of the

They were all dressed in traditional

that consists of 14 royal households

whole procession.

white Balinese attire.

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wrapped in a long white cloth. I felt

Gde Ngurah Bun Kaniten and an

with the most sacred ritual of all

like a dead body. Everyone was

elderly member of the palace, led the

prior to the wedding; the Mapes

crying and the atmosphere was so

procession to the groom’s residence

or Melilit. During this ceremony the

mystical because the kidung (verses

of Puri Gianyar (Gianyar Palace).

bride is wrapped in a long white

and songs) that are performed for the

cloth, like a dead body that is

dead were sung.” While my mother

THE WEDDING DAY

about to be cremated. According

was reminiscing about her special

Two days after the first ritual was

to prominent family member Anak

day, hundreds of relatives from the

held, the much-awaited main

Agung Waisnawa Putra, Mapes

Dewa Manggis family gathered to

ceremony finally took place at

is only held on weddings between

accompany Vera as she was lying on

Puri Agung Gianyar. The bride

the members of the Dewa Manggis,

a bamboo-structured divan. Then the

was dressed in an elaborate and

and that’s why this ceremony is

groom, AA Ngurah Agung, together

glamorous gown decorated with

also known as Saling Sumbah,

with Hindu high priest Ida Pedanda

gold prints, and looked even more

The Ngungkab Lawang continued

the union of two member families. The Mapes ritual has a deep philosophical meaning as well. It

The Mapes or Melilit procession, the most sacred ritual.

represents the transformation of a young lady entering adulthood as a married woman and symbolizes that the bride is ready physically and spiritually to enter her new life. This wedding ritual has been held twice before in Puri Gianyar. The first one was in 1948 when Gianyar King AA Gde Oka married AA Istri Putri from Puri Peliatan. The second one took place in 1973 for the wedding of Princess AA Istri Agung and AA Gde Oka from Puri Sukawati. Puri Abianbase had also performed this ritual in 1989 when my father AA Gde Ngurah Bagus from Puri Rangki Abianbase married my mother AA Rai Sita Laksmi from Puri Rangki Siangan. Standing beside me while witnessing Vera doing her Mapes ritual, my mom recalled, “I can still remember when my body was tightly

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stunning with flower ornaments on

to an Abianbase soldier who

there because both the bride and

her hair. Meanwhile the groom was

obtained it as a gift from the Pura

the groom came from the same royal

wearing the classic Puri Gianyar

Dalem Tanjung Temple and gave

family clan. Around 1,000 people

wedding outfit and carried a

it to the King of Gianyar. This keris

witnessed this royal wedding, and I

sacred keris (dagger) known as

is also believed to have spiritual

was lucky to be among them since

Ki Raksasa Bedak – which has

powers.

this was the first ceremony to be held

13 curves and is embedded with

It was 5 p.m. when the peak of

in 43 years, proving that the legacy

precious jewels. According to AA

the wedding ceremony took place at

of the royal families in Gianyar will

Gde Raka Payadnya, one of the

Mrajan Agung, the family’s shrine

always be passed on through the

elderly members of Abianbase royal

in Puri Gianyar. Raka Payadnya

generations. n

household, the keris once belonged

stated that the ceremony was held

By Agung Parameswara

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PHOTOS BY AGUNG PARAMESWARA (WWW.AGUNGPARAMESWARA.COM)

Traditional ritual when two royal families become one. Below: Getting ready for the wedding ceremony.


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LIFESTYLE&LEISURE

BRIDAL BOOK PLANNING TO TIE THE KNOT ON THE ISLAND? THIS LIST OF VENDORS CAN KEEP YOU FROM BECOMING A BRIDEZILLA! BRIDESTO-BE, PAY ATTENTION AND YOU CAN THANK US LATER.

ATTIRE CHECKED

designer has been in the fashion

A dream dress must be the first thing

business for years, and has a great

that comes into a bride’s mind,

hand when making wedding attire.

and a beautiful summer dress is the

He also creates a wedding dress

perfect choice for a wedding on this

collection that you can order if you

island. One that can never be wrong

don’t have time to make a custom

is a dress from Uluwatu Handmade

dress. Check out his latest collection

Balinese Lace with its simple yet

named ‘Ardhanareswari’, which

elegant look. This brand has a

is inspired by the story of a wise

wedding collection that combines

Balinese Princess, and consists of

modern and traditional touches with

three styles: the ‘Heritage of Puri,’

a detailed classy design and its

with elements often found in a

signature handmade lace.

princesses dress, ‘The Pureity of

Tjok Abi can also make your dream dress a reality. This Balinese

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Poleng’ uses traditional Balinese poleng fabric that is dominated by


white, black and grey colors, and the ‘Bali Glam’ that mostly uses tenun ikat and songket. Ikat Indonesia by Didiet Maulana is another beautiful choice. Didiet Maulana has created numerous highend and modern collections using Indonesian tenun ikat fabrics through his Ikat brand. He has also launched Svarna by Ikat Indonesia Didiet Maulana that creates custom-made kebaya or wedding gowns that highlight Indonesian culture with a mix of modern touches. He is based in Jakarta, but his custom-made service is ready to travel to Bali to meet your needs.

MAGICAL TOUCH It’s time to let some décor witches do their magic. Sugardream Decor is the one-stop solution, as the founders are the brains behind The Wedding Shop Bali. Their shop sells everything that couples need for their wedding. From knick-knacks like notebooks, washi tapes, baker’s twine, wooden pegs, and wedding supplies to such as flower vases, ‘bride & groom’ chair signs, wax seals, ring pillows, guest books, signing pens, candle holders, and much more – they have it all and each product has a stylish and cute design too. And now they have even expanded their services by establishing Sugardream Decor to help couples decorate their venue. Flowers are essential for a wedding, and Flower Corner has everything you need for flower decorations. From bouquets,

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Flower bouquet by Flower Corner; Opposite page: Wedding attire by Tjok Abi.


have proven to be one of the best

problem that a bride can has, from

wedding organizers on the island.

a face makeover due to sun damage

And for your record, their service is

to natural and glowing makeup

affordable too!

as well as covering pimples and detailed stunning eye makeup. If you

DOLL-UP!

have a special request and want to

On D-day, the bride needs to look

hire Lona’s service only for one of

her most beautiful. To make sure

those particular requests, they are

of that, Yenny Gunawan House

open for negotiation too.

of Beauty, who has been in the

And if you are a unique couple

bridal makeup industry for ten years

who plan to do an underwater pre-

already, is the one you should go

wedding photoshoot or wedding

to. With expertise, knowledge and

ceremony, Bali Makeup and Hair

strong enthusiasm in makeup tools

provides a waterproof makeup

and brands, Yenny Gunawan has

service.

boutonnieres, flower crowns, to custom-designed ceremony and

makeup artists on this island. Yenny

FLAVORSOME FOODS

Gunawan House of Beauty offers

Now it is time to select delicious

some packages that include a trial,

food for the guests. Being in the

makeup on the big day, hair styling

catering business now for over

and also a bonus touchup.

three years, Oma Thia’s Kitchen

Another talented makeup artist

specializes in comfort food and

wedding reception décor, this

is Lona Makeup. Offering top-notch

will heighten the quality of your

wedding florist will make the venue

service, Lona can fix every face

wedding party with her dishes. Her

look even more beautiful with their detailed flower arrangements. They will carefully note your wedding theme and arrange the flowers based on it. Vintage, modern, tropical – you name it! It’s True Wedding can also help you make your dream wedding come true, just like its name! Being a wedding planner and a wedding organizer at the same time, It’s True Wedding will not only decorate the venue but can also manage your wedding and find the right vendors for you, from the caterers to entertainment and more. With attention to minute details, they

Lona Makeup does it with a ‘magic’ brush.

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ALL COURTESY PHOTOS

become one of the most popular Wedding cake by Flower Corner.


Beautiful buffet dinner by Oma Thia’s Kitchen.

wide knowledge and cooking skills

team that consists of former luxury

that she got from around Asia and

hotel staff who will understand

Indonesia have made her food taste

your needs. They also use the

fantastic. She will also integrate your

freshest ingredients to generate

wedding ideas with her cooking and

some mouthwatering food with

food presentation to make the dishes

unparalleled presentation to make

the island. Open since 1994, this

in line with the whole theme.

sure each of your guests will have a

bakery is notable for afternoon

full tummy.

gatherings already, and they sure

Bali Catering Company is another option. Be it for a big party of more

But if you plan for a small

can serve you a delicious high tea

than 500 guests or an intimate

celebration with afternoon tea or

experience for your private wedding

celebration for only 50 people,

cocktails only, Bali Bakery provides

celebration. n

this catering business has a great

the best cakes and pastries on

By Suhartina Sindukusumo

Uluwatu Handmade Balinese Lace www.uluwatu.co.id

Flower Corner www.flowercornerbali.com

Bali Makeup and Hair www.balimakeupandhair.com

Tjok Abi Instagram: @Tjokabi

It’s True Wedding www.itstruewedding.com

Oma Thia’s Kitchen www.omathiaskitchen.com

Ikat Indonesia by Didiet Maulana www.theikatindonesia.com

Yenny Gunawan House of Beauty www.yennygunawan.com

Bali Catering Company www.balicateringcompany.com

Sugardream Décor Instagram: @sugardreamdecor

Lona Makeup www.lonamakeup.com

Bali Bakery www.balibakery.com

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DINE&DELIGHTS

Dine

TRANSCENDENTALLY A USED-TO-BE KANG XI PERIOD TEMPLE IN EAST JAVA WAS BROUGHT ALL THE WAY TO CANGGU TO HOUSE A JAPANESE FUSION RESTAURANT…

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furniture, statues, and an obscure atmosphere that blends with warm yellow lights.

ARTIFACTS GALORE t is not common to find a

sipping some creative cocktails while

Everything at Ji is eccentric,

place like Ji in the surfer

enjoying the golden sunsets and

especially the construction. The

neighborhood of Canggu, so

having scrumptious Japanese dishes

building used to be a Chinese

when it opened a few months

followed by crafty desserts. There

temple in East Java during the

ago, Ji was a fresh alternative

are a lot of Japanese restaurants on

Kang Xi period of the 1700s. The

for the ‘Gu people and everyone

the island already but Ji is different

owner of the Tugu Hotel fell in love

in Bali. Located right next to Hotel

from the others due to its strong

with it and decided to bring it all

Tugu Bali and accessible from the

character, which consists of hundred-

the way to Bali in the ‘90s. It was

hotel’s compound, Ji is perfect for

year-old artifacts and antique

then reconstructed and transformed

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into a dining room where guests could have a classic-style long

stole my attention on the first floor. I ordered a Coco Sexo, which

table Chinese dinner. And now the

looked very appealing when I saw

dining room is no longer exclusive

it on another guest’s table. It is a

to the hotel’s guests, but is open

mix of the Brazilian spirit Sagatiba

to the public as Ji. However, the

Cachaca, coconut, vanilla and

restaurant still has that vintage

passion fruit. All the ingredients are

charm, especially with the addition

cooked and boiled together before

of antique furniture such as classic

being poured into a glass that is put

Chinese chairs, Peranakan-style

in a coconut shell. It has a refreshing

decorations, a giant Goddess of

flavor – the coconut and vanilla

Mercy statue, and black and white

made it taste like a cocktail smoothie

photos of a Balinese family.

– and a gorgeous presentation, but

A waitress cheerfully greeted

the drink becomes more interesting

me at the ‘temple door’, asking if

when the waitress started to burn the

I wanted to enjoy a cocktail first

coconut shell and smoke emerged

ordered me another cocktail….a Gin

before dinner. It was still 5 p.m.

from below it. When I saw the

& Tea, which is dragon tea-infused

when I got there, and of course I

smoke I thought it would give a

Tanqueray mixed with Aperol,

didn’t want to miss the sunset. So I

warm sensation to the drink, but

grapefruit, and lemon juice. The

followed her to the alfresco area on

the cocktail was still as cold as the

smell of the tea leaves on the glass

the second floor, after passing a bar

breeze in Canggu.

handle will surely boost everyone’s

full of premium sake and numerous

When I finished my drink, Marija

mood. When I had the last sip the

wine brands near the cozy lounge

Cankovic, who is the Event and

sun was setting, and then Marija told

area and Bale Sutra, the main dining

Online Communication Manager

me that it was time to have dinner at

room with red walls that successfully

of Hotel Tugu Bali, joined me and

Bale Sutra. She escorted me back to the ground floor just like a Nyonya (a madam) inviting her guests to join her for dinner in the dining room of her Peranakan house.

TEMPLE TASTING Not long after I sat down at Bale Sutra, three kinds of salad were served: the Tsukiji Salad, Nikkel Ceviche and Ginger, Sesame Soba & Tofu Salad – the latter can actually be an appetizer for Coco Sexo cocktail at Ji. Opposite page: Green Tea Ice cream served on top of an orange.

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two or a main course for one as it consists of soba, tamarind, toasted sesame, edamame, carrot and


Mystical yet beautiful dining room at Ji.

coriander. Surprisingly, the mix

gave a delicious aftertaste. Both

Yet I still wanted to make the most of

of those ingredients produced a

dishes are perfect for dinner as the

my experience at Ji.

soothing fragrance. Meanwhile the

amount of the rice is not as much

Tsukiji Salad is basically a wakame

as the amount of the filling. Full and

to make perfect closure. The first

(Japanese seaweed) salad with

happy were two words to describe

was green tea ice cream served

carrot dressing, yet it is made tastier

my night – even my soul was fully

on top of an orange and the other

with sprinkles of crabmeat and a

fed by the restaurant’s ambiance.

was a must-try for everyone with a

So I ordered two kinds of dessert

bed of fennel. The Nikkel Ceviche is

sweet tooth: a bento box filled with

very attractive with the use of a giant

six assorted sweets. Where other

shell as the place for the scallop,

Japanese restaurants serve a mix of

snapper and prawns. The taste is

katsu in a bento box, Ji fills it with

sensational with a sour flavor that

two strawberry mochi ice creams

comes from the dashi and lemon that

that melt in one’s mouth, two lemon

are poured over the seafood.

meringues and two white chocolate

My dining journey continued with two kinds of rolls for the main

one question: Can I bring home the

course. It was Dragon of Ji and

vintage gold-colored bento box? n

Spicy Yellowfin Tuna, each divided

By Suhartina Sindukusumo

into eight pieces. The creamy taste of spicy mayo in the Dragon of Ji

Ji at Bale Sutra

melted in my mouth together with

Hotel Tugu Bali

the prawn tempura, avocado and

Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu

tobiko, while the Spicy Yellowfin

(0361) 473-1701

Tuna contained shicimi peppers that

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his 27-year-old woman has come a long way to make her (and others) dream weddings come true. In between jobs and errands she has successfully created an Instagram account named ‘TheBrideBestfriend,’ which most

Indonesian brides-to-be fall in love with and are thankful for. And now she takes her passion to another level by joining Bridestory, a wedding directory website that showcases wedding vendors and professionals that help couples planning their wedding. Bridestory’s Country Director for Indonesia Andhira Rachmawati (AR) shares a bit of her love for weddings with Bali & Beyond (BB). BB: What made you fall in love with the wedding

lucky to be able to turn all those imaginative moments I

industry?

had when I was a little girl into reality. It was indeed a

AR: I’ve always been one of those little girls who is

precious memory that I will cherish for the rest of my life.

excited with all things related to weddings, from dresses, decorations, invitations, you name it. But it wasn’t until

BB: How did you start TheBrideBestfriend account on

I helped one of my best friends planning her wedding

Instagram and make it as big as it is now?

that I realized I had fallen in love with this industry.

AR: When I was helping my friend planning her wedding

When it was my turn to plan my own wedding I was

we gathered a lot of inspiration from both Indonesia

happy to experience every aspect, from the planning,

and international wedding vendors, and it took quite

designing the concept, selecting vendors and flowers

some time for me to realize that there was no Instagram

and every other element that you can think of. I realized

account that featured the beautiful work of Indonesian

that every wedding in this world is created based on

wedding vendors. So I decided to create an account and

the imagination of those little girls’ dream, and I’m very

name it @TheBrideBestFriend, hoping that it could help

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PHOTO COURTESY OF BRIDESTORY

PROFILE&PORTRAIT

The Bride’s Assistant


all the brides out there to find inspiration and to create their dream wedding. Beyond my expectations, it has become the first curated Instagram account for all things wedding in Indonesia with more than 250,000 followers. BB: Why did you leave your former job in corporate banking and become Bridestory’s Country Director for Indonesia? AR: Banking was my first job and I was in love with that industry for quite some time. But there was always a little part of me that wanted to look for opportunities in the wedding industry. Three years ago I met Kevin Mintaraga (Founder and CEO of Bridestory) and Natassya Saputra (Wedding Connector - Flying Bride), who wanted to build a wedding platform that would help brides-to-be make their dream wedding possible. Fast forward, and here I am now. BB: What’s in the future for Bridestory? AR: We are focusing on expansion in several countries around Asia. Currently we have a ground office and local teams in Singapore, the Philippines, and Malaysia. Our goal is to expand and strengthen our business in key cities in the Asian-Pacific region and become the leading global wedding platform that vendors can utilize to reach broader audiences or that couples can use for their wedding.  BB: Describe a dream wedding that you would like to arrange for someone, please… AR: A dream wedding for me would involve a lot of white, including the flowers in the decorations and a white dress code for all the guests. It should also be an intimate wedding where the couple is surrounded by all of their beloved family and friends. Lastly, a dream wedding should incorporate elements or details that represent the character of the couple. n By Suhartina Sindukusumo www.bridestory.com

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INVITE&INDULGE Chillin’ at River Front Pool Villa before heading to the spa.

FOREVER YOUNG

it is done in a tree house that will bring back the memories of playing

WHEN A VISIT TO A TWO-DECADE-OLD RESORT IN UBUD TURNS INTO PAMPERING TIME THAT MAKES ONE LOOK IMMORTALLY YOUNG…

outside amongst the trees during

A

your childhood to another level, with a million-dollar view for total relaxation.

line of products

Spa by L’Occitane at Kupu Kupu

FLOWER POWER

from L’Occitane

Barong Villas, all body treatments

“They are planted in the

is displayed in

are performed using L’Occitane

L’Occitane plantation in Corsica, a

a bamboo tree

products, but the facial treatment

Mediterranean island that belongs

house, each of

steals the spotlight by incorporating

to France,” Alex Castaldi, the Area

them continuously used for an

flowers that only grow in France.

General Manager of Kupu Kupu

hour of facial treatment. At Tree

It is even more interesting because

Barong Villas and Tree Spa by

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puffs around the face. After listening

Lotion, Immortelle Divine Crème and

to Alex’s explanation, I decided

Immortelle Divine Eyes.

to experience the Immortelle Spa

THE TREE HOUSE

during my visit that day.

After the introduction to Immortelle

Not only using the petals or branches of Immortelle flowers, this

Spa, it was time to experience the

treatment also uses oil extracted

treatment that would be done in a

from the flower named Immortelle

tree house located only a five-minute

essential oil that is useful to stimulate

walk from the spa lobby. The tree

cell renewal. The oil will also give

house hangs 100 meters in the air,

the same effect as the flower, making

and to get there one needs to walk

one’s face look young and fresh. It is

on a bamboo bridge. This tranquil

cultivated in Corsica and perfected

sanctuary is perched between the

in Provence, and now tourists

trees and with the Ayung River

coming to Bali can enjoy it in Ubud.

below as the scenery.

The essential oil is incorporated in

Walking into the tree house I felt

six products in L’Occitane’s Divine

like I was camping in a jungle. No,

range, yet the Immortelle Spa only

not really camping but more like

uses three of them; Immortelle Divine

‘glamping’, glamorous camping,

Spa with the Ayung River view.

L’Occitane explained when asked about the bouquet of yellowish Immortelle flowers that are used as key ingredients in the Immortelle Spa. “The Immortelle flower never ages nor fades after being picked,” he added. This flower is usually used as a wedding decoration, but it actually contains a lot of benefits for one’s body, one of them is anti-aging that will make one look flawlessly younger. That’s why the Immortelle Spa is amazing in fighting fine lines, dark circles and

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because although all the furniture

help her to spot any acne or black

Immortelle Spa is magic that comes

is made out of bamboo and stone

dots. Then she took out a series of

from nature.

and there is no air conditioner, the

Divine products out of a little bamboo

tree house is filled with L’Occitane

compartment, put them on her palm,

SHOP THE SPA

amenities as well as a comfortable

then applied them one by one to my

These flowers are not available

massage bed, a shower room and a

face. Soon her magical hands started

for sale, but guests can maintain

fashionable bathrobe. No music is in

to stimulate my acupressure points

their anti-aging treatments at

the air because the sound of the river

and I could not help but closing my

home by buying the L’occitane

and bird chirping are more beautiful

eyes, as I was in a total relaxed

Divine products. The Tree Spa

and become a luxury for everyone

state. The aroma of the flowers and

by L’Occitane has a spacious

who lives in the city.

nature also helped me drift off.

L’Occitane outlet that offers hundreds

I laid down on the massage bed,

An hour passed, and voila! I

of types of spa and beauty products,

and then the therapist started to

could see that my face was brighter

making one’s beauty journey to the

put on a bit of L’Occitane make up

– the black spots were all gone and

resort even more worthwhile. n

remover, made out of milk, on my

the fine lines were all covered. The

By Suhartina Sindukusumo

face. The aroma of the remover was

Divine product series is believed

soothing, and then she washed it off

to help boost collagen production,

Tree Spa by L’Occitane

with L’Occitane Essential Water. She

which makes one’s skin glow and

Kupu Kupu Barong Villas

continued by pouring on L’Occitane

firm, and gives a lot of energy to the

Jalan Raya Kedewatan

Brightening Instant Exfoliator that

protective layer and provides potent

(0361) 975-478

would make my skin brighter and

anti-oxidants. I personally think that

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La View Bar at Kupu Kupu Barong Villas.


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To all food lovers , the Porcini Festiv al at Bene Italian Kitchen at Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort is not to be misse Selections of dishe d. s using Porcini mu shrooms are on offer, from pasta s, pizzas, risottos , to main courses filet mignon with like porcini compound butter and chocola tart with porcini te ice cream for de sse rt! The degustatio menu is priced at n Rp. 560,000++ (food only) and Rp 990,000++ (wine . pairing) while the a la carte starts fro Rp. 33,000++. Hu m rry because the Po rcini Festival will last until Septemb only er 30. 36

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PHOTOS OF MADE BAYAK AND THE PAINTING PAINTIN G COURTE COURTESY O URTESY SY OF O F SU SUDAMALA DAMA MALA A LA SUITE S SUITES UITE TES S AN AND D VILLAS SANUR, ALL OTHERS BY RISTY NURRAISA AND SUHARTINA SINDUKUSUMO

SIGHTS&SOUNDS

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He celebrates life by making g art installations inst and paintings. In the “Merayakan Murni” exhibition at Sudakara Art Space in Sudamala Suites and Villas Sanur that lasts until September 18, he together with his little family showcases a fruitful painting that tells loads of stories about gender. During the exhibition, Made Bayak (MB) took five minutes to chat with Bali & Beyond (BB). BB: Could you share a bit about your project “Merayakan Murni”? MB: I’ve tried to respond to the gender issue that Murni had been focusing on, especially about women. I decided to collaborate with my wife and son to make a wide, detailed, and colorful painting of ‘Rangda and his students’ that is inspired by Cok Sawitri’s novel titled ‘Janda dari Jirah’. In the novel Rangda is depicted as a wise mentor with male followers that act female and vice versa. But Rangda emphasizes that it does not matter as long as they respect people and give back to their surroundings. This philosophy is also related to my son’s behavior. Because of his long straight black hair, he is often miscalled as gek, a Balinese word for Ms. That’s why in this painting project I wanted to blend Murni’s ideology, Janda dari Jirah’s philosophy, and my opinion about gender.

Green Camp pro udly presents Supe rcamp, a one-wee camp at the Gree k n School complex for 11 to 13 year(Junior) and 14 to olds 17 year-olds (Se nior). As a franchis from the USA, Su e percamp focuses on key academic development and strengthening pe rsonal character enrichment classe through s, outdoor challen ges and team bu Participants were ilding. from Indonesia an d also other parts of world including the the USA, France and Japan.

BB: Where is your favorite place in Bali to see art? MB: At a ngaben ceremony. Ngaben is a Balinese funeral ceremony, and during the ritual many paintings and art installations are made part of the ritual. I always look forward to seeing the art because they often tell stories about life after death and I am always mesmerized by the artists’ imagination. BB: Define art in three words. MB: Aesthetic, political, and educative. BB: What was the latest great art you’ve seen? MB: I think the collaboration with my son is the latest great art I’ve seen. This collaboration made me see how vivid a kid’s heart is. They create art not for sale but because it makes them happy, and that makes the art become wonderful. BB: Your inspiration is…. MB: My surroundings, especially my family.

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REST&RELAXATION The Royal Sebali Style infinity swimming pool boasts a view the 38 ofBALI&BEYOND SEPTEMBER 2016 rice fields and coconut trees across the resort.


ENCHANTED IN UBUD THE PURI SEBALI RESORT OFFERS AN IDYLLIC SETTING WITH AN UNRIVALLED VIEW OF LUSH GREENERY, PERFECT FOR A ROMANTIC GETAWAY OR A PRIVATE WEDDING…

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nsconced on a highland in Ubud and surrounded by beautiful nature, the Puri Sebali Resort is truly an ultimate getaway for

all lovebirds to ‘hide’ from the world. Whether you and your loved one are honeymooners, lifetime partners or couples in love who are longing to have a private wedding, the Puri Sebali Resort is your love paradise.

SOMETHING GREEN It takes more or less one hour from the Ngurah Rai International Airport to get to the Puri Sebali Resort, but

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View from the main room of the four-bedroom Family Pool Villa.

once you set foot on the lobby you

your room: a flower arrangement on

view. When decorated with flowers,

will forget the tiredness of any long

the bed that will mark the beginning

Necara can be a dreamy venue

journey. Fresh air and friendly staff

of your romantic getaway.

that you’ve always wanted for your

The Puri Sebali Resorts has

wedding day. After all, there’s

towels will greet you upon arrival,

five Suites, five Grand Suites, five

nothing more romantic than tying

but it is the view of the greenery that

Pool Villas and one four-bedroom

the knot witnessed by family, friends

will instantly cure your jet lag.

Family Pool Villa. All the rooms are

and nature, is there? Necara can

Sitting adjacent to the alfresco

spacious with a high-quality king or

accommodate up to 30 guests

lobby, the Royal Sebali Style infinity

queen bed, a mosquito net, five-star

(sitting) and 50 guests (standing).

swimming pool boasts an unspoiled

amenities and a private balcony – as

view of the rice terraces and coconut

well as a private pool for the villas

and groom’s preparation as well

trees across the resort. This lush

– where you can unwind with your

as for the family, the four-bedroom

greenery together with the sound of

loved one surrounded by nature and

Family Pool Villa can be your

nature will take you to a sedate state

simply forget about the world.

temporary home. Each bedroom in

If you need space for the bride

this villa is spacious with a king-

of mind. While the staff is assisting you with check in, you can walk to

TIE THE KNOT

size bed and its own semi-open

the edge of the pool area and enjoy

The Puri Sebali Resort is more than

bathroom with bathtub and luxurious

the scenery, absorbing the positive

just a place to stay. With a natural

amenities. This villa also has its own

vibes of this secluded resort with

setting, this resort is also remarkable

plunge pool and wooden deck as

your better half. But don’t linger too

as a wedding venue. The ceremony

well as an alfresco kitchen, dining

long at the swimming pool because

can take place at a circular podium

and living room, all overlooking rice

you can still enjoy this remarkable

named Necara next to the Royal

terraces, where you can host an

view from your room. Besides, a

Sebali Style swimming pool with

intimate family lunch or dinner after

surprise is already waiting for you in

rice terraces as the background

the ceremony is done.

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serving you welcome drinks and cold


and a number of activities that

Balinese light bites at the Restaurant.

Villa can also serve as a wedding

can tighten the bond between you

The resort also has a spa that will

venue because it is spacious enough

and your better half. Going on a

pamper you and your spouse with

for 15 guests (standing), and is

village tour or cycling around the

choices of relaxing treatments,

just as dreamy as the Necara. The

Sebali neighborhood are among

surrounded by natural scenery.

alleyway leading to this villa is

the adventurous options. Other

decorated with manicured vines

outdoor activities include a visit to a

any of those activities, lounging by

and plants where butterflies fly

museum and temple, a tour around a

the main swimming pool – or the

freely. The living room is filled with

volcano, and a morning walk in the

private plunge pool for the villa

wooden furniture that sends a homey

rice fields in Tegalalang.

guests – and just staring at the rice

The four-bedroom Family Pool

But of course if you’re not up for

vibe. With the help of the resort’s

However, if you’re not an

terraces can put your mind to rest,

team, you can decorate the villa

outdoorsy couple, a number of

especially if you share this moment

with flowers to make it look more

classes also await you at the resort

with the love of your life. n

beautiful, and welcome your guests

such as Balinese cooking, dancing,

By Risty Nurraisa

as if you are hosting a celebration at

and a painting class. You can also join a Balinese canangsari lesson

Puri Sebali Resort

and a free morning Yoga session

Jalan Raya Sebali, Banjar Sebali,

FOR TWO

(based on schedule) or opt for a

Desa Keliki, Ubud

The Puri Sebali Resort also offers

candlelight dinner and experience

(0361) 479-2644

a free shuttle to downtown Ubud

daily afternoon tea with homemade

www.purisebaliresort.com

your own home.

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FOTOFOLIO

‘I Take Thee’ From white sandy beaches to cliff tops with million-dollar views, to hills with lush greenery, Bali is certainly a paradise for the bride and groom-to-be, giving lovebirds a lot of options of where to tie the knot. Be it for a big celebration or an intimate ceremony, these eight venues will make every couple’s dream wedding a reality. By Risty Nurraisa All Courtesy Photos

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Courtyard Marriott Bali Seminyak Resort’s Beach Space can turn Double Six Beach into a romantic place to say ‘I do’ (www.courtyardseminyak.com).

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A bride is living her own fairy tale wedding at The Glass House, the latest brainchild of Tirtha Bridal (www.tirthabridal.com).

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“Here comes the bride!” Be the center of attention at The Bulgari Chapel at Bulgari Resort Bali (www.bulgarihotels.com).

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Falling in love surrounded by nature at Alila Villas Soori (www.alilavillassoori.com).

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A romantic wedding at SKY at AYANA Resort and Spa, Bali, located on a cliff top that overlooks the ocean (www.ayanaresort.com).

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Take the ďŹ rst walk as Mr. and Mrs. at the secluded Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan (www.fourseasons.com/sayan).


Looking forward to the future together at Shunyata Villas Bali in Karangasem (www.bali-luxury-resort.com).

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Cheers to the new life at Conrad Bali’s Infinity Chapel (www.conradbali.com).

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LITTLELOVES

ANGEL OF THE SEA

CRUISING AROUND JIMBARAN BAY AND THE BUKIT PENINSULA, WATCHING THE SUN GO DOWN…

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t was 4 p.m. when a friend of mine and I arrived at the Belmond Jimbaran Puri. Boasting a great view of the ocean, this beachfront resort

instantly stole our hearts as we sat for a drink at its Nelayan Restaurant, but that was not the only reason we were there. That afternoon we were scheduled to experience their “Uluwatu Sunset Cruise” in a

The beautiful Dedari floats like an angel.

speedboat named Dedari, the only cruise boat provided by a hotel in Bali, making it a most unique

could see that the Dedari was just

activity as well as an ideal romantic

there waiting for us, so we took off

option for couples. Starting from the

our sandals, walked down the beach,

shoreline in front of the Belmond

and then hopped on the boat.

Jimbaran Puri, the cruise took us to

“Welcome to Uluwatu Sunset

the oldest temple in Bali, the Uluwatu

Cruise,” the captain said as he

Temple. Come and join us on our

welcomed us aboard. Then our

journey…

boat took off and the breezy wind started to caress our hair. The

ALONG THE BAY

captain continued by explaining the

to worry about. The shoreline was

While we were sipping our drinks

safety instructions. “We have life

getting further and further away as

at the restaurant, the Dedari was

jackets, but only to be used in an

the Dedari turned southwards toward

floating on the water not far from

emergency.” He also explained that

the Uluwatu Temple.

the shoreline. When we finished our

the boat is equipped with technology

drinks the captain approached us

that sends out a signal to nearby

comfortable on the boat. “Dedari”

and said, “The boat is ready.” We

planes and ships, so we had nothing

is actually the name of a sea angel,

It didn’t take me long to feel

and this Dedari was truly an angel on the ocean. Designed with a simple yet modern look, Dedari has small tables with bottle holders made of wood that can also hold champagne glasses in the middle of the boat, while the left and the right side of the boat is filled with benches. There are two mattresses with pillows on the deck, perfect for The sunset cruise passes magnificent caves and rocks.

sunbathing while cruising the ocean. The Dedari can accommodate up

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to six guests, so this cruise can also

cliff and a cluster of rocks where a

be enjoyed with a small number

temple stood on one of them. But

of close friends. But of course, for

that mystery was put to rest as the

couples in love, it’s best to have the

Dedari journeyed on, revealing a

cruise just for two.

line of undiscovered oceanfront

The further we sailed the more we admired the shoreline of South Bali,

buildings on the cliffs, which we thought to be places to stay.

as we discovered many unrevealed gems along the bay. After passing

MAGICAL TEMPLE

the Sundara and the Four Seasons

After cruising for more or less one

Resort at Jimbaran Bay for instance,

hour, the Dedari finally stopped

we spotted the deserted Mimpi

not far from the majestic Uluwatu

Beach and an unexposed cliff jump

Temple, one of the oldest and one

at Tegal Wangi Beach. Marvelous

of the six key temples in Bali as well

cliffs that stand strong with the waves

as the first to stand on the island.

crashing below are such a feast to

From the boat floating on the ocean

the eyes – we passed the AYANA

we gazed at the temple, treasuring

Resort and Spa’s Rock Bar and Spa

this remarkable view. This was the

on the Rock before the Dedari took

first time for my friend and I to see

a turn and cruised along South Bali’s

the Uluwatu Temple from the ocean.

popular beaches such as Balangan,

The temple looked so majestic and

ocean and continued, “If the water

Dreamland and Bingin, where

mystical at the same time.

is calm, guests often jump in and

“Too bad the tide is quite high

swim for a while. Otherwise, we

today,” the captain said, stealing

will find a safer spot to swim on

when we passed a mystical cliff.

my attention. “Usually when the

our way back.” I smiled, thinking

“Many people come here for dark

weather is friendly, the water here

how refreshing it would be to swim

magic,” the captain explained when

is pretty clear. We can see the coral

in the ocean since it is the best

the Dedari cruised in front of a high

down there,” he pointed down to the

medicine to cure seasickness

surfers were found chasing waves. Our journey got more interesting

(not that I had any). “When the weather is nice, we also invite guests to join a Balinese blessing ceremony here by floating a canangsari onto the ocean as the sun goes down,” the captain’s explanation intrigued me to experience this cruise once more when the tide is low someday. I mean, joining a Balinese blessing ceremony and floating a canangsari (a Balinese Sunset view from the boat.

offering consisting of flowers, rice

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FIRST AND SECOND PAGE TOP AND THIRD COLUMN PHOTOS COURTESY OF BELMOND JIMBARAN PURI, ALL OTHERS BY RISTY NURRAISA

A remarkable view to witness on this cruise trip.


and incense) into the ocean is surely

approached Jimbaran we could see

the beach and the resort. It was only

a once in a lifetime experience,

that the Jimbaran seafood barbeque

right to spend more time by having

especially when done in front of the

area was already heating up.

another drink and then dinner at

holy Uluwatu Temple during sunset.

Just before we reached the

Nelayan Restaurant before going

Belmond Jimbaran Puri we made

back home to end this splendid

SUNSET ON THE HORIZON

another stop in the ocean, not far

experience. n

from the resort, to enjoy sunset

By Risty Nurraisa

After a while we decided to go

from the boat. The color of the sky

back to the resort, once again

was changing from blue to orange

Belmond Jimbaran Puri

passing all the beaches, luxurious

and pink. Dusk had come, and on

Jalan Uluwatu,

resorts and other hidden gems that

the Dedari we sat in silence and

Yoga Perkanthi Lane, Jimbaran

we spotted on the way, only this time

watched the golden hued sun setting

(0361) 701-605

we enjoyed the view while munching

on the horizon and its rays sparkling

www.belmond.com

on some light bites and sipping

on the ocean.

some drinks served on the boat.

When the sun was gone, the

During the journey back we saw

captain took us back to the shore.

that many of the areas had come

“Thank you for joining us,” he said

more to life as people were coming

while helping us step out of the boat

to the shore for a sunset session.

and onto the resort’s shore. The

We waved to the local people

Uluwatu Sunset Cruise was over, but

who spotted our boat, and as we

our hearts still lingered on the ocean,

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The Uluwatu Sunset Cruise is available from Rp. 2,450,000++/ couple, inclusive of choice of soft drink (one per person), bottled water, pool towels and cold towels. Food and beverage packages can be arranged for an additional charge. The cruise starts at 4 p.m.


BEYONDBALI

THE LAND OF FLOWERS A ROAD TRIP AROUND THE WESTERN SIDE OF EAST NUSA TENGGARA…

L

ocated at the far western

a couple of minutes before landing,

to see Komodo Dragons, Indonesia’s

edge of East Nusa

I was in awe as I saw the main

endangered giant lizard. Beautiful

Tenggara, Flores Island is

island surrounded by dozens of little

beaches and a crystal clear ocean

Indonesia’s next paradise

islands, like crumbs around bread.

are the gems of the island, but

after Bali; at least it is for

Flores means ‘flowers’ in

Flores has many other marvelous

me personally. Even before I landed

Portuguese, and this part of

natural spots and a unique

on this island, I could already

Indonesia is known the world over

traditional culture that I think are

see how beautiful it was from the

for its Komodo and Rinca Islands –

best explored by land.

plane’s window. From up in the sky

Komodo being a popular destination

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That’s why I decided to take a


road trip around the island together with a friend, accompanied by a local resident who became our cheerful driver as well our helpful guide. Our overland trip started from Labuan Bajo and got more interesting each day as we headed eastward towards Maumere City.

LABUAN BAJO Our flight from Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport landed at Labuan Bajo’s international airport. Despite the fact that Labuan Bajo

Mount Inerie.

and then continued to admire the natural beauty of Labuan Bajo and to absorb its positive vibe. I could feel my energy recharging as we strolled around the town and visited a number of small-scale touristy areas. We could spend more time in Labuan Bajo and use a live-on-board to hop from one island to another, but Flores is not just about Labuan Bajo and Komodo Island. Other cities and villages were waiting for us.

WAEREBO VILLAGE is the main gateway to Flores, we

After exploring Labuan Bajo we

thought that our trip should begin

headed to Waerebo, another

with a visit to Komodo National

destination that is becoming

Park. Afterwards, we continued by

more popular among local and

having a sunset session at the port

international tourists, especially after

– the sunset view is truly remarkable

it received the UNESCO Asia-Pacific

with the sun’s reflection on the ocean

Award for Cultural Heritage back

and its light sparkling over the

in 2012. Getting to Waerebo is

anchoring sea vessels.

quite tricky because the village is

When the day turned to night we had a simple dinner at a local café,

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nestled in a ‘hidden’ valley in the Manggarai Regency. One needs to


reach Denge Village first and then

awhile, which gave us time to rest in

Vajo, Gurusina, Tololela, Be’a

continue on foot to Waerebo, which

the car while on the way to Bajawa,

and Luba. Tourists can also buy

takes at least three hours.

the capital of the Ngada Regency.

traditional woven fabrics or have a

Some people claim that this is the

It takes at least two days to

conversation with the locals to find

most beautiful village in Indonesia.

explore Bajawa from corner to

out more about their customs. But

Its beauty also lies in the heart of

corner. This area is certainly

for those who prefer going to the

the people because, although the

interesting for coffee lovers because

beach, Riung 17 Islands has pristine

location is isolated, the villagers will

Bajawa is the producer of the

beaches surrounded by crystal clear

welcome visitors warmly and offer

popular Flores coffee – and Bajawa

water, making it the next tropical

decent accommodations. The best

coffee is found in almost every

attraction in Flores after the islands

way to experience Waerebo is to

culinary place in Flores. Aside from

around Labuan Bajo.

live like a local in the village; so

the coffee, Bajawa is known for its

lucky visitors may be able to stay

marvelous natural scenery, from the

ENDE

overnight at one of the seven cone-

mountains to the sea. The town is

From Bajawa we went directly

shaped traditional houses with a

also blessed with fresh air as it is on

to Mony Village to see the three-

local family.

higher ground.

colored Lake Kelimutu in Ende,

BAJAWA

can visit traditional villages and

Located at Mount Kelimutu, Lake

The trip to Waerebo Village was a

witness the local way of living.

Kelimutu is more like a compound

bit exhausting, but Flores is vast so

Mount Inerie for instance, is home

with three different lakes in one

going from one town to another takes

to eight villages: Bena, Nio, Nage,

area, each one believed to be the

which is another gem of Flores.

PHOTOS BY EDNA TARIGAN

In the mountain area, visitors

Bena Village in Bajawa.

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One foggy day with the kids of Waerebo Village.

Drinking local coffee on the top of Waerebo village.

symbol of the human soul. The three lakes are known as Tiwu Ata Mbupu (lake of the ancestor’s souls, representing old people), Tiwu Nuwa Muri Koo Fai (lake of the youngsters, representing young men and maidens) and Tiwu Ata Polo (lake of evil spirits, or the haunted lake). These lakes are must-visits as they are known for their natural phenomenon where their colors keep on changing, depending on the for divers although finding diving

of six days and five nights and

operators here may not be an easy

traveled about 550 kilometers on

MAUMERE

task. But true divers should not

this overland Flores trip, from Labuan

Maumere was our last stop before

give up finding a dive operator,

Bajo to Maumere using a van on

we left Flores. Just like the other

especially knowing that there is a

the well-developed asphalt roads.

part of Flores, this city is home to

chance to see beautiful table coral

One more tip; don’t forget to get

beautiful pristine beaches but it has

deep in the ocean.

a beautiful tan while exploring the

sediment in the lakes.

beaches. n

so much more. Maumere offers a

At the end of our journey my

wonderful underwater experience

group noted that we spent a total

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By Edna Tarigan


CAPITALCORNER

GET MARRIED!

UNIQUE PLACES TO SAY ‘I DO’ IN THE CAPITAL… By Ariko Ahmad

J

akarta has numerous choices

Arsip Nasional—or the National

of halls for wedding venues,

Archive Building—has become

as weddings in the capital are

the place to go for a heritage-

more of a festival than a private

themed wedding among Jakartans.

party for the family. Huge

Featuring beautiful colonial structures

ballrooms at five-star hotels or even

with a rare expansive green space,

convention centers have become

it is no wonder that this venue is so

the bare minimum for city couples.

popular and has at times a two-year

However, that doesn’t mean the

waiting list.

capital does not have unique and

This venue can host over 1,000

Modern-style wedding at Chakra Venue.

four additional smaller rooms in the

quirky spaces to hold a couple’s

guests when using both its large

outdoors that can be used as extra

once-in-a-lifetime event. Here are

indoor and outdoor spaces. Many

storage or waiting spaces.

a few of Jakarta’s trending non-

couples who have chosen this venue

Gedung Arsip Nasional also

ballroom wedding venues.

opt for the alfresco area, which is its

often collaborates with vendors

main draw especially with the flat

like the popular Alfabet Catering

COLONIAL STYLE

greenery. The indoor area, housed

Service, and has a large parking

What was once the residence of

within the main building, boasts

space with additional rentable

Governor General Reinier de Klerk

nine big interconnecting rooms with

parking spots located at the next

of the Dutch East India Company,

high ceilings and beautiful original

building. Wedding packages start at

built in the 18th century, Gedung

colonial style decorations. There are

Rp. 98 million for 500 guests, which includes the venue, a buffet spread for 500 guests, basic wedding decorations with 50 chairs, an MC and a band for entertainment. Gedung Arsip Nasional is one of the few partners of Indonesia’s main electricity company PLN, therefore power outages are very much close to impossible – and that’s pretty crucial. Gedung Arsip Nasional Taman Sari, Jalan Gajah Mada No. 111, West Jakarta (021) 6347-744

The colonial architecture of Gedung Arsip Nasional.

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use of the outdoor space to make the

A JOGLO HOUSE

wedding even more memorable.

Being Indonesia’s prominent chain

This popular wedding spot also

of venues and resorts, Plataran is

offers three wedding packages. The

never short of an amazing place

lowest is priced at Rp. 120 million,

for a wedding celebration. There

which includes the use of the function

are actually a number of wedding

hall for four hours, a buffet menu

venues by Plataran in the city, but

of five main dishes for 200 people,

the one that stands out the most is

wedding decorations, an MC and

Plataran Cilandak. Tucked away in

entertainment, and an electric supply

a rather quiet area of busy South

of up to 5,000 watts. Though it may

Jakarta, this venue offers an intimate

seem rather pricey, this package

atmosphere without leaving out the

actually comes with the additional

grandeur and glamour touches.

benefits of a complimentary 100

Nestled on two hectares of

portions of entrees and a whole

land adorned with large tropical

MODERN TOUCHES

barbecued lamb, family buffet for 30

trees, Plataran Cilandak provides

Situated in Jakarta’s prominent

people, and pre-event routines like

a sense of retreat from the intrusion

suburb of BSD, The Chakra Venue

food tasting on selected buffet menu

of Jakarta’s hustle and bustle. The

has become a popular choice

items for 10 people, and coffee and

land is dotted with rustic traditional

amongst the city’s young couples.

tea with snacks during the technical

Javanese wooden structures, oozing

Boasting large grounds dotted with

meetings for 20 people.

with the sense of heritage, privacy,

wonderful modern structures, this

and grounded elegance. Really,

venue offers a lot of versatility for a

The Chakra Venue

when it comes to a wedding at

matrimonial union. From a function

0882-1365-9999

Plataran Cilandak, think intimate

hall to a lounge, to a tea room,

www.chakravenue.com

garden party with 600 of your

and on to a beautiful white chapel surrounded by the calm waters of the lake and lush greenery, The Chakra Venue can easily be transformed into anything that the bride and groom want for their wedding day. The Chakra Venue also has a great balance of outdoors and indoors, making it an awesome spot for either day or evening weddings. Its function hall has panoramic glass walls that seamlessly blends the natural surroundings with the interior and provides enough space and day light for a standing party of 1,500. A personal recommendation is to make

Intimate atmosphere of Plataran Cilandak.

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The magnificent Bank Indonesia Heritage Building.

CITY CENTER

next door and is surrounded by the

For those who are planning to host a

beautiful colonial building façade

Cilandak also excels compared

wedding in the city center, the venue

featuring romantic white columns. It

to other venues. Their team of

at the Bank Indonesia Heritage

will definitely be a wedding worth

professional wedding planners and

Building—or Gedung Heritage

spending all the money in the world.

event organizers are ready to tailor

Bank Indonesia—is definitely the

a wedding celebration that meets

option to go with. Situated just a

venue is actually not that expensive.

the couple’s needs. The venue’s

stone’s throw away from Jakarta

However, since it is also a popular

extensive list of facilities like sarnafil

Old Town Square, the historic

spot, the bride and groom-to-be might

tents, tiffany chairs, romantic

Fatahillah Museum, and the iconic

need to get onto the waiting list.

bamboo torches, a Joglo house, a

Kota Railway Station, this venue

The building management also has

Balinese pendopo, a Kudus family

is overflowing with the romantic

a long list of vendors and catering

house, a parking area for 300 cars,

atmosphere of the bygone era.

partners, but better hire a good

As for the packages, Plataran

and much more are all available.

The Bank Indonesia Heritage

And speaking of money, this

wedding organizer to help find and

And did I mention that couples who

Building actually sits side by side

arrange all the vendors. And the

celebrate their wedding party here

with the Bank Indonesia Museum,

most important tip of all is, do not

will also get a complimentary one-

which makes this venue even more

go overboard with the decorations

night stay at the venue’s beautiful

perfect. Imagine a wedding that

because with all those pillars, this

Villa Nismara?

starts with an intimate ceremony

building already looks magnificent. n

in the grand entrance hall of Plataran Cilandak

the museum lined with marble,

Bank Indonesia Heritage Building

Jalan Durian No. 16, Cilandak KKO

witnessed by the loved ones.

Jalan Pintu Besar No. 3,

Marinir, South Jakarta

Then a grand wedding reception

West Jakarta

(021) 7221-740

follows in the inner courtyard of the

(021) 9240-3905

www.plataran.com

Heritage Building, which sits right

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BEYONDUPDATES

MAKASSAR’S NEW STAR Whether you are on a holiday or a business trip, Melia Makassar is ready to be your home away from home when you’re in the capital city of South Sulawesi. This newly opened hotel is strategically situated only a 25-minute drive from Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport and a five-minute walk from shopping and business areas. Melia Makassar offers 135 rooms, all equipped with the latest technology and some offering “The Level”, a Melia Hotels International signature service that raises the quality of a stay to the next level. Designed to international standards, this hotel also has complete facilities such as meeting rooms, a swimming pool, a spa, and restaurants, including The Society rooftop bar that will soon become the talk of the town. Melia Makassar Jalan Andi Mappanyukki No. 17, Makassar (0411) 6017-888 www.melia.com

It was exciting news for Indonesia’s hospitality industry when Nihiwatu in Sumba Island (East Nusa Tenggara) was announced as the number one hotel in the world and achieved The World’s Best Award based on votes by Travel + Leisure magazine readers. Boasting a magnificent view of the Indian Ocean, Nihiwatu provides a cliff-edge three-villa tree house, 33 villas each with a private plunge pool, a spa sanctuary with private bales and choices of activities that include an adventure to hidden waterfalls, a visit to local villages, a walk through the rice paddies and more. Water activities are also available, from surfing the waves to snorkeling and spear fishing, all accompanied by professionals. Sunset beach rides, mountain excursions and horsemanship are offered at a professional equestrian center. This proves that Nihiwatu excels in meeting the demands of today’s travelers who are not just looking for fine hotels with luxurious designs, but also local-oriented activities to treasure for life. Nihiwatu Sumba Island, East Nusa Tenggara Bali Office: (0361) 757-149 www.nihiwatu.com

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COMMUNITYCALENDAR

DANCE ON CANVAS Noella Roos invites art enthusiasts to see beyond a dancer. At VIN+ Seminyak Bali, her paintings are displayed in an exhibition titled “Lines of Pleasure” that showcases the sensual moves of dancers and reveals their emotions. “I work with dancers and their body’s feelings and emotions in a two dimensional space,” said Noella. “It’s a combination of a person’s feelings and emptiness.” Noella worked closely with a number of female and male dancers to get the essence of their feelings, be it in love, depression or happiness before translating them into artwork. On display until September 30, this exhibition is a bridge that blends two forms of art; painting and dancing. VIN+ Seminyak Bali Jalan Kayu Jati No. 1, Seminyak (0361) 473-2377 www.vingroup.biz

A VESSEL SHOW

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CushCush Gallery has opened its doors and is now inviting art lovers to visit its inaugural exhibition. Located in Denpasar, CushCush Gallery displays a series of vessel artworks made in a collaboration between CushCush and Ross McLeod, a Melbourne-based educator and designer, in an exhibition titled “crucible”. Starting from a series of watercolor and oil pastel sketches, these artworks were translated into off-size hand drawings. Ross then gave the final designs to CushCush’s skilled wood craftsmen to bring his ideas to life using sustainably sourced Suar wood that is already stacked in the gallery. On display until October 15, this exhibition will allow visitors to see a remarkable marriage of function, sculpture, material and artsy designs. CushCush Gallery Jalan Teuku Umar, Gang Rajawali No. 1A, Denpasar (0361) 484-558 www.cushcushgallery.com

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SEE&SEEN

BEER DAY Four Points by Sheraton Bali, Kuta celebrated International Beer Day on August 5 by serving selections of unique flavored beer paired with delectable food made of quality ingredients. During the celebration, the hotel also introduced in-house ‘Beeristas’ who have dedicated their time to bringing in the best local crafted beer for the guests. www.fourpointsbalikuta.com

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

DINE ON CLIFFTOP Alila Villas Uluwatu proudly announces the re-opening of The Warung, their restaurant that offers authentic Indonesian cuisine. Perched at the hotel’s clifftop, The Warung serves an enhanced menu that involves local ingredients from organic gardens, a variety of Indonesia’s exotic flavors, and great value. The most highlighted dishes include their signature Balinese Ayam Betutu, Central Java’s traditional Nasi Liwet, and Babi Pangang (slow-cooked pork infused with spices). www.alilahotels.com/uluwatu 68

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Celebrating Niluh the Orangutan’s 8th birthday in conjunction with National Children’s Day, Bali Safari & Marine Park invited 55 children from the Al Ittihad Rasyid Wa Habib Orphanage on July 23. Niluh was a wonderful host, showing her remarkable skills as she welcomed the children to the park. The children’s adventure continued with the Safari Journey before they watched the elephant and tiger show as well as the Bali Agung Show and played at the park’s Fun Zone. www.balisafarimarinepark.com


INSPIRING JOURNEY On August 8, a number of young Indonesian professionals traveled to Nusa Penida to share their knowledge and experience with underprivileged children on the island. They were volunteers for a program named Kelas Inspirasi, which aims to inspire children and help them to reach their dreams. Kelas Inspirasi is a program created by Indonesia Mengajar that is focused on giving education in rural areas of the archipelago. www.kelasinspirasi.org

ORIGINAL TASTE Yanies Restaurant presents ‘Taste of Bali’, a dining experience that incorporates Balinese dishes with a Balinese dance performance by the Gita Mahardika Dance Troop. First debuting on July 28, this special dinner will be held every Thursday. The pilot event served a Balinese dinner crafted by the restaurant’s chef Ida Ayu Pratiwisari Pidada and was opened with a speech by Bali Adventure Tours’ founder Nigel Mason. Located at Ubud Adventure Centre in Kedewatan, this restaurant aims to excite every culture and all culinary enthusiasts with Balinese dishes that are often found in traditional ceremonies. www.facebook.com/yaniesrestobar

SUNDAY DETOX On July 24, Nikki Beach Bali hosted ‘Celebrate Retox Detox’ together with Vietura Artisan of Anti Aging. This event was livened up by Nikki Beach’s Sunday Brunch menu that showcased healthy salads, selections of cheese, juicy meats, and other Asian and international brunch dishes. During the event guests were also free to check their skin age with Vietura’s doctor. Live entertainment by DJs and dancers made the day even more fun. www.nikkibeach.com/bali

PARTY AND REPEAT! The SPF (Sip, Play, Flirt) party by W Retreat & Spa Bali - Seminyak was back for the sixth time on July 31. Located at Woobar, the W Bali’s beachfront bar, the event had Culoe De Song, Hyenah, and Moodwax playing their African house music all night long. This annual summer party also showcased fireworks and a lightshow that definitely brightened up the night! www.wretreatbali.com BALI&BEYOND SEPTEMBER 2016

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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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