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Vol. 1/September 10-September 16, 2015

Fairmont Sanur Beach

Hot rice porridge


Meduwe Karang

from THE editor

Quiet moments After the bustling months of July and August, during which festivals and celebrations seemed to take place every week, we are now in September, a much quieter period and traditionally low season for the island’s tourist industry. For locals and expatriates it is a good time to pay a visit to those beloved spots, be it a coffee shop, a fashion boutique or an art gallery, in the usually crowded areas of Legian and Seminyak or the traffic jamhaunted Ubud. It is a month of slower pace and gentle explorations. This edition’s cover story focuses on Fairmont, a beachside resort in Sanur that exudes tranquility and a deep connection with the local nature and culture. — The Editor

Cover Photo: Courtesy of Fairmont

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Contents 08 Fairmont Sanur Beach 10 ‘Belayag’ 11 Meduwe Karang 12 AirAsia Bali Beach Run 04

Eight ways not to embarrass yourself in Bali

06 Hot rice porridge

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Happy birthday

Jacky “A party with a difference”


here was something unusual happening at Bali Zoo in Singapadu, Gianyar regency, on Sept. 4. The smell of fruit was everywhere as one of the zoo’s residents celebrated his birthday. This very special moment belonged to Jacky, an orangutan from Kalimantan who has been living at the zoo for 12 years and is now 38 years old. To celebrate, the zoo’s management threw him a birthday party. “Jacky is quite aggressive, yet still introverted.

Words and photos Agung Parameswara

He likes to have the visitors’ attention,” said Emma Chandra, Bali Zoo’s public relations executive. A large assortment of fruit, such as papaya, mangoes, oranges, watermelon and even strawberries had been prepared for Jacky, who, in between eating, threw some at his visitors. The Bali Zoo management, who had also given him a special birthday cake shaped like an orangutan, sang “Happy Birthday” to Jacky with dozens of visitors.

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Eight ways not to embarrass yourself in Bali Words Ariko Ahmad Photos Anggara Mahendra

So this is it, a simple guide for all the Bali first-timers, so you don’t embarrass yourselves during your vacation on the Island of the Gods. 1. Tread carefully Walking anywhere on the island, be sure to literally tread carefully. Why? Because you might step on the canang (offerings) laid out on the street. A canang is a small square tray made of palm leaves and filled with colorful flower petals, which you can spot around the streets of Bali. They are used by Balinese Hindus as an offering to the gods. Therefore, they are quite sacred and the last thing you should do is step on one. You can step over them, but it’s better to go around. 2. Take a sarong everywhere you go As a Bali first-timer, you will definitely visit the beaches and at least one of the amazing temples. Therefore, a small investment in a decent sarong will go a long way. When you’re at the beach and you have a sarong, you don’t need to spend Rp 100,000 (US$7) to rent a sun bed. And when you’re visiting temples, or other sacred grounds, you won’t need to rent a sarong. So basically, a sarong is a must-have staple on this paradise island. 3. Wear your helmet Should you decide to rent a scooter to explore the wonders of this island, make sure you are provided with a proper helmet and, most importantly, make sure you wear it. Yes, helmet hair can be quite annoying, but what’s more annoying is when the police legitimately


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stop you because you are not wearing one. Besides, it’s for your own safety. Remember to drive carefully, as there have been many motorbike accidents involving tourists in Bali; don’t let your name be added to that list. 4. Flip-flops and singlets It is true that life on Bali is a laidback, tropical island kind of life. However, that doesn’t mean you can wear flip-flops and singlets everywhere on the island. Don’t be surprised if you are kicked out of a club, or especially a high-end establishment, because you are underdressed. Always remember your attire should suit the context. Just to be safe, a nice t-shirt, Bermuda shorts and a pair of slip-on sandals will definitely get you almost anywhere in Bali; except for temples and other sacred places (see point two, above). 5. Be humble and polite Really, this is the kind of manner one should have anywhere in the world. First of all, don’t be too loud, especially when you happen to pass a religious ceremony taking place. Second, throwing a smile and a slight nod to locals and passersby will be much appreciated. Third, remembering these two phrases — “Permisi” (excuse me) and “Terima kasih” (thank you), will definitely help you along the way, especially when you’re visiting the villages. 6. Do not litter This one is so simple that everyone should do it automatically. Yes, you might see piles of trash where they don’t belong, but that doesn’t

mean you should add to them. It’s true that Bali may lack sufficient trash cans, but keep your garbage with you until you see a proper bin to throw it away. Along the way, you might also see some locals or other tourists littering the street, but why would you model your behavior on other people’s bad habits? 7. Directions Do not be surprised when you ask a local for directions and are told something along the lines of: “You head north, then turn west”. This is how most Balinese give directions. To understand your bearings, all you need to do is to look to the mountain; that serves as north. So if you’re in northern Bali and someone tells

you to head north, what they really mean is that you head south (toward the mountain). However, east and west will remain the same. 8. Be aware of the season Officially, Bali has two seasons: wet and dry. If you happen to be here during the wet season, pack yourself a foldable umbrella or, better yet, a rain poncho. If you’re visiting during the dry season, always remember to put on sunscreen and wear a hat; also keep hydrated. However, from the end of June through August, Bali can get quite cold at night as Australian winter breeze blows across the island, so a light jacket could well be useful.

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Hot rice

porridge “A warming meal in Kintamani” Words and photos Luh De Suryani

Kintamani, located on the edge of the Mount Batur caldera in Bangli, is always blanketed with thick fog in the early morning and late afternoon. The resort area is chilly until the sun comes up and the local people wear thick, padded jackets that seem out of place to people more used to the weather in southern Bali. In one corner of Penelokan village, which has the best views of Mt. Batur, there is a food stall selling the village’s specialty — hot rice porridge with steamed vegetables and fried sausage served with grated coconut and peanuts and topped with savory coconut milk. This nutritious food is a popular way for the local people to start the day. Dozens of school students were seen gathered around the food stall waiting for


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their inexpensive breakfast. They looked freezing that cold morning, despite their warm sweaters and long socks, but the delicious rice porridge would warm their stomachs. Numerous motorcyclists also stopped at the stall to get their breakfast before heading down the mountain to Denpasar. “We call it bubur santan [coconut milk rice porridge],” said Me Kuti, who runs the business. She noted that the rice porridge was cooked slowly and evenly, and enriched with the Balinese mixed spices known as basa genep. A plate of bubur santan gives the children a boost of energy to get through their school day, while for visitors it helps them withstand the cold, early morning winds of Kintamani before they continue their trip.



stablished just one year ago, there is a colorful, new local brand of high quality, functional and funky athleisurewear for active lifestyles made in Bali. The brainchild of top European designer and former fitness instructor Trudi Christensen, dare2wear designs are now often seen on the island’s gym rats and yoga enthusiasts, who need clothes that move with them, wear well, look great and stay in place despite the physical challenges. A serious yoga enthusiast, Christensen struggled to find the standard of workout gear that she needed in Bali and decided to establish a company to fill the gap in the market. The company imports high quality, breathable sports fabrics that combine wicking and anti-pilling properties, such as microfiber and combed cotton, and uses locally sourced cotton lycra and rayon lycra for pieces that don’t need to be so hardy. “The designs are as fun as they are functional, using the highest quality sports fabrics imported from Europe and Australia that are light, fast drying, breathable, natural and extremely durable. I know what women are looking for in quality workout gear that is as fashion forward in the studio as it is in the street,” Christensen said. At the factory in Kerobokan, she works alongside her pattern maker so that they

dare2wear “Fashion forward from the studio to the streets” Words Amanda O’Connor Photos Amanda O’Connor and courtesy of dare2wear

can adjust her visions and ensure they are practical and work in real life. A perfectionist, the waistline for the leggings, for example, was initially made and re-designed a multitude of times until it sat perfectly — tight enough to stay up when jogging, but not so tight it gripped uncomfortably. The dare2wear staff all receive relevant training in transferable skills, from how to approach and talk to customers and selling based on product knowledge, to sewing stretchy sports fabrics. The journey to set up and run a company in Indonesia had been challenging and time consuming, Christensen said, but it had brought her great satisfaction. “I am very

involved in the process and interact closely with all my staff. The staff love to show me what they can do and are proud of their abilities and I encourage them to be proactive participants in the company.” Running a business in Bali, said Christensen, had been a big adjustment and necessitated a lot of learning, not least of all about respecting the Hindu beliefs of her employees. “I’ve found that Hinduism goes very well with yoga.” With three shops in Bali, ecommerce, consignments in hotels, wholesale outlets in Singapore, Australia, Dubai and potentially London and Norway in the near future, the future looks very bright for dare2wear.

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Cover Story

Fairmont Sanur Beach “A sanctuary of relaxation in Bali’s quintessential village” Words I Wayan Juniarta Photos Courtesy of Fairmont


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icture this: A soothing drive inside a hallowed Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow takes you to a beachfront resort where the suites are generous, the architecture is breathtaking and a delightful butler seems to possess the telepathic acuity to know your needs before you say a thing. The sound of the dancing waves wakes you in the morning and all your exhaustion evaporates as the sun rises majestically over your beachside breakfast table. An illusory dream? No, that’s Fairmont Sanur Beach beckoning to the wanderlust of the traveler inside you. Set on a 4-hectare beachfront estate in the quieter part of Sanur, Fairmont flaunts a stunning landscape of manicured lawns, lush gardens and an awe-inspiring centerpiece: a water pavilion. Constructed in traditional Javanese-style architecture, the pavilion sits atop a pedestal of tiered pools and is surrounded by rows of palm and frangipani trees. The vast open space created by the candilike structure gives the estate a sense of natural tranquility, as well as a deep connection with the island’s cultural heritage, two important factors for contemporary global wanderers. That sense of natural tranquility and deep cultural connection is meticulously maintained throughout Fairmont’s 120 suites and villas. Each suite boasts one of the largest room spaces on the island, plus an expansive

25-square meter outdoor terrace with oversized daybeds that provide an even closer connection to nature. Moreover, each features custom-made furniture, handcrafted fixtures, carefully curated artwork, as well as individual stone and wood pieces that celebrate the skills and creativity of local artisans. The resort has two restaurants: Layang Layang, offering authentic Indonesian food, and Nyala Beach Club and Grill with Pan-Asiatic cuisine; a 50-meter infinity pool, two children’s pools and The Spa, which features Bali-inspired treatments such as Bali Coffee Polish and Bali Sea Minerals. Facilities and amenities aside, quality service and the utmost respect for guests’ privacy are two things that really set Fairmont apart from its peers. Butler service is available to guests 24-hoursa-day and Fairmont makes sure that the butlers are not only carefully selected and vigorously trained but also possess an innate ability to be unobtrusive and make decisions to provide better service. “When he noticed that the guests’ children were having a good time in the villa’s pool, he prepared packages of ice-cream and delivered them to the guests, stating: ‘I think your children would love to have some ice-cream when they finish swimming’,” Fairmont’s GM Niall Cowan said, recalling one episode. “That’s what I meant about making decisions, taking the initiative to make

the guests’ stay more memorable. Those ice-creams will always be on their minds every time they think about their vacation in Bali,” he said, pointing out that Fairmont’s philosophy was “turning moments into memories”. Fairmont also goes a long way to ensure the privacy of its guests. Each suite is equipped with a special door through which the butler can bring the guests’ needs and orders without actually gaining access to the guests’ room. Suites with a private massage chamber are also equipped with an additional entrance for the therapist. “When you rent a hotel room, it is your

own space, you can only fully relax if you feel wholeheartedly that the room is your space.” A romantic man, who once took his wife and daughter on a helicopter ride to a picnic atop an otherwise inaccessible cliff in Kenya, Cowan looked at Fairmont and Sanur with an amorous gaze. “Fairmont prides itself for offering an authentic experience. That’s why we have a Fairmont resort here in Sanur. Here you can still walk along the beach and talk to the fishermen without somebody bugging you to buy something. It is a relaxing, absorbing village. “Sanur is the quintessential Bali.”

Amazing treats From sumptuous feasts to signature spa treatments, Fairmont has amazing treats in store for in-house guests and visitors alike. Every Tuesday, Layang Layang restaurant offers an evening culinary feast featuring the most delicious dishes from Bali’s gastronomic wealth, from the famed suckling pig — oh, the perfectly crispy skin, to its super tender bebek betutu. Another splendid banquet takes place every Friday, when the restaurant summons meat lovers for an all-you-can-eat barbeque night with an open charcoal-fired grill and live carving station. The Sunday Lobster Brunch is definitely

a must-do family affair — kids below 12 enjoy a special price and free activities at Fairmont’s kids club. For the ladies, the Spa at Fairmont is offering throughout September a complimentary 30-minute foot or back massage for those who book a 30-minute Hyperbaric Anti-Aging Oxygen Facial treatment. Email for further details on dining and BAL. for rejuvenating spa treatments.

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uleleng has a myriad of unique dishes and a visit to the northern regency would be incomplete without tasting the local food. Dadong (grandma) Muntagi probably serves one of the most authentic versions of belayag and has been selling this dish to her loyal customers on Jl. Gajah Mada in downtown Singaraja, one of the town’s busiest business centers, for many years. “I have been here [selling belayag] since I was a child, before the 1960s,” she said. Belayag consists of slices of ketupat (rice steamed in young coconut leaves), shredded fried chicken, grated coconut fried in spices, soy and rice flour sauce cooked with basa genep — Balinese mixed spices. Every day, Muntagi needs more than five hours to cook her ketupat. While waiting, she prepares the side dishes, finally heading off to Singaraja, about 8 kilometers from her village, before 5 a.m. Sitting on a plastic chair on a sidewalk in Banjar Peguyangan, she opens her food stall early in the morning. “We have to come here very early because

‘Belayag’ “A traditional Buleleng dish” Words and photos Anggara Mahendra

all the belayag will be sold out before 7 a.m.,” said Dwi, one of Muntagi’s regular customers. Muntagi, a native of Penglatan village, the original home of belayag, inherited the recipe from her family. “You can find people selling belayag on every corner of Singaraja, but belayag from Penglatan is different. It has a unique taste and uses spices not found in other villages in


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Buleleng,” said one customer. Belayag can be found at Banyuasri and Pasar Anyar traditional markets and, nowadays, even in luxury restaurants and star-rated hotels all over Bali. “But the belayag from Penglatan is the best,” commented Putu, a resident of Banjar Jawa in Singaraja.


Meduwe Karang “A historic temple with unique carvings” Words and photos Agung Parameswara


ali, renowned as the Island of the Gods, is home to hundreds, perhaps thousands, of temples. One impressive place of worship is Pura Meduwe Karang temple, which is located in Kubutambahan village, around 12 kilometers east of Singaraja, the capital of Buleleng regency in north Bali. This grand temple is located on the main road connecting Buleleng and Karangasem regencies and is architecturally a prime example of northern Bali’s unique temple style. Standing tall on a spacious plot of land, it is adorned with layered rows of larger-than-life

statues portraying characters from the Indian Ramayana epic. Meduwe Karang Temple was built between the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In the early 1980s, the island’s provincial administration, along with the Hindhu Dharma Institute, conducted a study on the history of Bali’s major temples, which revealed that this one had been built by the residents of Bulian, one of Bali’s ancient villages, who moved to the arid coastal village of Kubutambahan. Construction of the temple started in 1890 and it was built to worship the gods, honor

the ancestors and to pray for more fertile and productive cropland. The temple has a forecourt with a long pavilion on one side and a huge, lavish inner courtyard with a grand complex of shrines. The walls are richly ornate with stunning reliefs, one of which is the unique portrayal of Dutch artist WOJ Nieuwenkamp riding on a bicycle — a visionary carving for that period that reflects the existence of the Dutch colonial administration in the area.

Another important carving is of Durga in her manifestation as Rangda. On another side, there is a carving of a man on a flying horse. In the courtyard is a statue of Kumbakarna, one of the brothers of the giant king of Rahwana from the Ramayana epic, portrayed as a hero fighting against Hanuman’s warrior monkey troops. Meduwe Karang temple is a precious historical and religious legacy and an interesting place to visit while in the north.

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AirAsia Bali Beach Run “A sporting event marks its successful second run” Words I Wayan Juniarta Photos Courtesy of AirAsia


t was a perfect morning at the famed Kuta Beach on Sunday when as many as 1,800 runners sprinted across the start line of the AirAsia Bali Beach Run. Some were running for pleasure, enjoying the soft sand under their feet and the hypnotizing sounds made by the crashing waves, while others were running for the prizes. Organized by AirAsia, named the world’s best low-cost carrier for seven consecutive


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years, the event was officiated by AirAsia Indonesia and Indonesia AirAsia X’s board of commissioners, accompanied by AirAsia Indonesia president director Sunu Widyatmoko. “AirAsia’s participation in the AirAsia Bali Beach Run 2015 reflects our commitment to supporting the sports industry, which upholds values that are important to AirAsia, such as perseverance, sportsmanship and team work,” Widyatmoko said. When the last runner crossed the finish line at 8:40 a.m. it was clear that the Kenyan runners had seized most of the top positions. Dennis Isika and Jackline Musyawa Nzivo took the first positions in the men’s and women’s 10K, respectively. Both were awarded Rp 5 million (US$350) in prize money, shopping vouchers

and 100,000 BIG points from the AirAsia BIG Loyalty Program that can be redeemed for free flights across AirAsia’s networks. In the men’s 5K category, Samgar Kamlasi from Kenya clinched the first place, while the women’s 5K was won by Ni Kadek Ayu Sukamiti from Indonesia. The winners brought home Rp 1 million, shopping vouchers and 50,000 AirAsia BIG points. In addition to the 5K and 10K categories, this year’s AirAsia Bali Beach Run also offered a 2.5K category to accommodate first-time runners and families. The first AirAsia Bali Beach Run took place in 2013. Bali is an important hub for AirAsia, offering connectivity to many Indonesian cities, as well as cities in Southeast Asia and Australia. The island is also home to two AirAsia affiliates–

AirAsia Indonesia and Indonesia AirAsia X. From Bali, AirAsia currently flies to 10 destinations: Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Bangkok, Perth and Darwin. Indonesia AirAsia X currently serves two routes: Bali–Melbourne (five flights weekly) and the recently launched Bali–Sydney, which will see five flights per week starting Oct. 17.


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‘Melaspas’ ceremony at Plataran Ubud Hotel & Spa On Saturday, Aug. 29, Plataran Ubud Hotel & Spa, located on Jl. Hanoman, held a Balinese Hindu Melaspas ceremony. This traditional ceremony has been passed down through the generations and is a way for Balinese Hindus to clean away negative elements, purify an area and to ask for blessings and prosperity for the inhabitants of a new building or newly owned plot of land. The ceremony was attended by Plataran Hotels & Resorts employees, invited and in‐ house guests, and the hotel’s owner, Yozua Makes and his family. Led by a Hindu high priest, the first ritual of the ceremony started at 10 a.m. and was followed by a series of rituals that included a performance of the sacred Rejang Dewa dance for the gods, a Topeng Sidakarya mask show and a shadow puppet show, along with a Kidung Wargasari chorus, gamelan music, songs, dance, food and arts to receive the gods’ blessings. Plataran Ubud Hotel & Spa has 51 rooms, ranging from superior to executive suites and villas. Business facilities include large meeting rooms and a boardroom offering privacy and convenience coupled with Plataran’s polished service. Food and beverage facilities offer refined Indonesian delicacies to western comfort foods. September 10, 2015


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Gaya Ceramic Arts Center Private tutelage for individuals and small groups — potter’s wheel throwing techniques to hand-crafted sculptures. Jl. Raya Sayan, Ubud : (0361) 7451413 or 976220

Nirmala Supermarket Jl. Uluwatu II no. 10 Jimbaran, Phone (0361) 81470919 Jl. Uluwatu Ungasan, Phone (0361) 705454 Jl. Uluwatu Pecatu, Phone (0361) 7472303 Jl. Uluwatu II no. 10 Jimbaran, Phone (0361) 81470919 Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai 81 Jimbaran, Phone (0361) 4729081

Sherrat Gallery/ BCAC Surrealism painting and art class with Bruce Sherrat Jl. Raya Andong Gg. Sawah, Ubud (between Gangga Sukta and BSA cargo) : (0361) 978617

Bintang Perum Dalung Permai Pertokoan A11 – A15, Kerobokan Kaja Jl. Raya Seminyak No. 17, Kuta Jl. Raya Campuhan No. 45, Ubud

Silversmithing Classes – Studio Perak Recommended by Lonely Planet. A relaxing place to explore your creativity and make that piece of silver jewelry you’ve been dreaming about! Jl. Hanoman, Ubud. : (0361) 974244

Papaya Fresh Gallery Jl. Mertanadi, Kuta

Tour & Travel Agent

Black Canyon Ngurah Rai International Airport : (0361) 8491805


Dance Lessons Dance for life. Jl. TangkubanPerahu No. 100x : (0361) 7452045 September 10, 2015




Bali Women’s Retreat Sept. 14 – 21 Starts 6 p.m. With Robbi Zeck Aroma Tours Ubud


Made’s Warung Live Performances Balinese Dances Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday Live Music Every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday Salsa Dance Every Sunday Made’s Warung Jl. Raya Seminyak, Kuta : (0361) 755297


Simple Guidance When Attending a Temple Ceremony

Perama Tour & Travel Bali, Lombok, Flores, all over Indonesia. Easy and safe at a reasonable price, all for your convenience. Head Office Jl. Legian No. 39, Kuta : (0361) 751551, 751875, 750808

1. Always wear a sarong and sash. 2. Do not walk in front of people when they are praying. 3. Do not use flash or point your camera at the priest’s face. 4. Never sit higher than the priest, the offerings and/or people praying. 5. During cremation ceremonies, do not get in the way of attendees, however perfect that photographic moment might be. 6. Women are not allowed to enter temples while menstruating.

Where to go

MÉTIS Restaurant, Lounge & Gallery Bali

French Mediterranean dining in a heavenly setting, an uber-chic lounge serving scrumptious tapas and cocktails, complemented by top-notch entertainment. Jl. Petitenget no.6, Kerobokan : (0361) 4737 888 E-mail:

Tjakra 7 Spa


Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana Jl. Melasti no. 1, Legian : (0361) 762500



Pulaki Gilimanuk

Mt. Batur

Mt. Sangiang

Mt. Musi

West Bali National Park

Besakih Mt. Agung

NEGARA Pura Rambut Siwi






Tanah Lot Kerobokan

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Canggu Seminyak Legian Kuta


Silent Disco 4 Kids is coming to Bali!

Pura Luhur Uluwatu



Ngurah Rai Int’ Airport





Nusa Dua

Pura Batu Madan

Penida Island

Sept. 26 & 27 From 4 p.m. – 5.30 p.m. Grand Nikko Bali Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan : (0361) 773 377 E-mail: tourdesk@

BIWA Charity Bazaar

5 4

Oct. 4 From 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Lotte Mart Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai, Denpasar

Patio Restaurant

Plataran Ubud Jl. Hanoman Pengosekan, Ubud : (0361) 978 340

September 10, 2015



September 10, 2015

Bali Buzz #54  

Sights, Sounds & Soul of Paradise

Bali Buzz #54  

Sights, Sounds & Soul of Paradise