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2012, Maya, Hollywood, and Bali Om Swastiastu, may the gods bless you all


ix years ago. Location: mountainous Bedugul, central high-land of Bali. Event: 7-day/night meditation class. At the end of the class, the respected guru told us a startling story which, according to him, had been circulating among the revered spiritualists of the world in recent years. “There are only two places left on Planet Earth boasting truly spiritual characteristics and strong divine gravity!” he said, firmly, as if it was a divine voice from heaven. Surprisingly, it wasn’t somewhere in India, Tibet, Mecca, or Jerusalem… neither Buddhist monasteries in highland Japan or China… neither a reviving Rome, nor an unknown land in Africa. “It is here in Bali on one side and a remote hinterland of Maya in Mexico on the other!” he said, still in a firm manner. The two distant places, in fact at the very opposite end of the planet earth, have been cited as the Earth’s two spiritual poles. A couple of years later, a Hollywood blockbuster stunned the world with a convincing theory that ‘something disastrous’ marking the end of the world would occur by end of the year 2012. The movie was based on a theory and interpretation of a fragment of a stone tablet from the Mayan long count calendar, stating 2012 as ‘the end of an era’. Yet Mexico’s archaeology institute, the sole academic body which understands best the true meaning and calculation of the Mayan traditional calendar quickly downplayed such an interpretation. They said rumors of a world-ending catastrophe in late December 2012 are ‘a Westernized misinterpretation of Mayan calendars’. Mayan traditions saw time as a series of cycles that began and ended in certain regularity. The calendar cycle repeated regularly every 52 years, and nothing apocalyptic is associated with the end of a cycle. It is actually the same system that applies on Bali right now and had been ever


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since. The Balinese rather see time as a series of a cycle based on a weekly calculation. Thus the terms wuku or pawukon, the calendar, as it suggests the calculation is based on a series of weeks (language-wise, the term wuku seems so close with the English week, fair enough). One year in the island’s calendar is therefore a calculation of 30 weeks, or 210 days. Temple anniversaries, human birthdays (living or deceased), and various other auspicious days are defined based on this calculation. Uniquely, the Balinese calendar is not numbered. It is purely a cycle of time, one round goes after another, and another, and another, and so on. When one cycle ends, another follows with no consequence to any Earth-related occurrence, be it a disaster or catastrophe. In fact, the Balinese believe that every new cycle always brings better hope and harmony, as they believe that every ‘year’ things are getting better and better, on their way to the final destination to the home of their god, swarga. Well, given the fact that the Hollywood production is a “Western messianic’ conspiracy theory, 2012 is, for the majority of us, certainly not a disastrous year as some cynics believe. The year 2012 may bring the awful memory of the Bali 2002 October tragedy, but our fellow Balinese always see a new era from the bright, positive side. To help celebrate the holiday season and welcome the new hope, we bring you to enjoy a plethora of stories. See Jalan Legian Revival, page 17. A bunch of unusual features include genjek, the island’s nightlife style of clubbing, arak (read ‘are-ruck’), the famously punching liquors, the cow-dung propagated magic mushroom, and many more. Happy New, Prosperous Year 2012! Keep up a good hope as our fellow Balinese have always believe in. Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti, Om… May peace be upon us all! Cheers, Supardi Asmorobangun Managing Editor

Cover Hard Rock Cafe


Editorial Speaking ................. 4 Five star Update.......... 6 Managing Director Mahadewi Managing Editor Supardi Asmorobangun

Cheap Ticket to ‘Fly’............... 8 Sales & Advertising Excecutive Made Erawan

Arak Bali................ 10

Sales Representative Ben Sisko Graphic Designer Decue

Rocking in a Hard Way............... 12

Administration Yanni Sukiarwati Board of Advisers Maxy Mailenzun Reno T. Halsamer

Everyone is a Boss.......... 14

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Reviving Jalan Legian............................. 17 Genjek, drink, and a capella................... 21 Cloud Nine, For Men Only...................... 26

Planetary Bar, preserves environment ............ 27

Holiday With, and For Rare Birds .................... 28 General Info........................................... 37

Five star Update Dimension Party Hu’u Bar Seminyak recently hosted the Dimensions Party featuring Malaysian songstress sensation Zee Avi and DJ David J. The party was part of a celebratory event to mark the launch of the Dunhill duo-flavored Switch-on Imagination. Hu’u Bar, Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak, (62-361) 4736443, www.

Singapore Fluent Members of the Indonesian Society of Professional Convention Organizers (SIPCO) participated in their regular Advance Convention Organizer Course held at the Singapore EXPO recently. Highlights during the three-day course included the reception by Indonesian Ambassador to Singapore and a visit to the country’s top convention facilities across the city. Sipco Bali, Jl Raya Puputan 41, Renon, Denpasar, (62-361) 239 500 Elegantly Legian Ananta Legian is another addition to the island luxury collection of hotels and accommodations. The hotel has been designed so as to calm eyes and bring inner serenity, referring to guests’ minds of grandeur, quality, charm and calm. The hotel offers 176 guest rooms overlooking the tropical garden and pool. An excellent restaurant and a rooftop bar are also ready to serve you. Feel the sea breezes, the sound of the waves and the relaxing cool colors of nature from the Roof Top Bar. Ananta Legian Hotel is also an ideal location to combine work and relaxation, a place where quality service and breathtaking surroundings will give you an experience that you will appreciate and remember. Ananta Legian Hotel, Jalan Werkudara 539, Legian, (62-361) 738-989, 6

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Ever wish that you could ‘fly’ on your Bali ‘trip’ in an affordable and yet very ‘legal’ way? Mushrooms have been the choice for many. And if you ask the seven out of ten people who have tried, one would suggest you should give yourself a shot of this island’s typical kicker. The good news is, despite its strong hallucinogenic content and affordable price tag, mushrooms hardly cause any serious symptoms of physical illness, nor addiction. More so, it is legally marketed and produced. But the most talked about aspect of mushrooms is that its ability to reveal your true inner thoughts, your conscious as well as your subconscious state of mental being, by consuming even a small portion of it.


f your inner state of mind is about peace, you will you will feel as if in the seventh heaven, with the moon and stars at your easy reach, and all the beauty queens, princesses, fairies and every green scenery serving as backdrops wherever you are. Likewise, you may be off to a scene of a battleground where hundreds of corpses are scattered about, army members shot dead and blood here and there. You might find yourself in a Hollywood scene as a hero character in war against thousands of extremists. You may see yourself as a sinful person at the bottom of a hellfire, or you might be a nice, funny person with laughter all the way and everywhere you go. Despite its strong hallucinating effect, no serious long term consequence has ever been reported, nor is it associated with addiction. What is Bali mushroom, or Magic Mushroom as most people call it? It is the typical mushroom Amanita muscaria, more commonly known as ‘fly agarics’. Unlike the common gilled, spore-bearing fungi typically growing above soil or decayed tree trunks, magic mushrooms grow only out of cow dung. Yes, it grows only over dried animal manure. Despite its place of growth, no dangerous virus or bacteria has ever been found so far. The mushroom may be consumed fresh like salad, or otherwise served as a juice, as is most commonly known on the island. A glass or bottle of fresh mushroom juice is sold roughly at


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about Rp 15,000 to 30,000 ($2 - $3). In terms of kicking effect, it is undoubtedly the cheapest way to get hallucinated. While most mushrooms grow mostly in the tropical wet season, Bali’s mushrooms uniquely grow in abundance in dry locations. How the Mushrom Culture Proliferates? By means of coincidence, the Balinese farming tradition means that it employs plenty of animals to naturally support their farming system. Cows and buffaloes play significant roles in helping the Balinese in managing their vast rice fields, from the pre-planting season when soil needs to be made soft, to the harvesting seasons when rice grains are carried home on cow-pulled carts. The abundance of cows means plenty of dung, mostly used as natural compost for rice fields. It is in the dung collection site near the animal pens that mushrooms grow any time of the year, especially in the dry season. Unlike the typical tropical mushroom which grows in the wet seasons, magic mushrooms grow rapidly in a dry atmosphere, or at least with minimum precipitation. Outside Bali, psilocybin mushrooms that have psychoactive properties have long played a role in various native medicine traditions of cultures all around the world. But only in Bali has such a genus growing out of cow dung has such

special effects and have been widely marketed as the cheapest, fully legal, natural drug. Well, at least in Bali the magic mushroom, despite its strong, punching properties, is not considered a drug. A story of the growing popularity of magic mushrooms reads as follows: “The image of the mushroom has changed since the Western world became aware of its hidden and exotic qualities, notably the very special and fantastic `trips’ that can be experienced by ingesting them. This is a fairly recent development. It was only in the sixties that anything was published about them and although there undoubtedly existed traditions and rituals that were passed on, the magic mushroom was virtually unknown in the `rational and modern’ West”. A very experienced ‘mushroomer’ suggests the following two ‘key words’ for you to get the most out of the magic mushroom before ‘sipping’ a glass of one; (1) choose an open space like the beach as it will give you a better, much more fantastic ‘trip’ as you are flying, and (2) Avoid consumption in a crowd with loud music as the sensation will often take you to a crowded, intimidating battlefield setting. Perhaps you might provide us with your own third suggestion as you try one. Who knows.

Despite its strong hallucinogenic content and affordable price tag, mushrooms hardly cause any serious symptoms of physical illness, nor addiction.

By Supardi Asmorobangun

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thanol, also called ethyl alcohol, the pure drinking alcohol, is is found everywhere in the world as a psychoactive and the oldest recreational drugs. Best known as the type of alcohol found in alcoholic beverages, it is also used in thermometers, as a solvent, and as a fuel. In common usage, it is often referred to simply as alcohol or spirits. Bali’s own long lasting liquor, arak (read ‘are-ruck’), is essentially a cheap yet highly alcohol containing liquor that it is often dubbed as ‘arak attack’, for its capability of causing fast onset of drunkenness. Bali’s vast array of rice field has been for centuries inspiring its inhabitants to produce highly alcoholic beverages based from the abundance grain. Arak indeed is the island’s most popular liquor for various celebrations, from religious ceremonies, Oktoberfest-like parties as well as to welcome a newborn baby. Arak is either produced in smallscale by a housemother for regular yet limited religious ceremonies, or in a large scale production aimed at mass consumption and sales. Its cheap and slightly sweet, yet instant-kicking ingredient easily produces instant onset of drunkenness. Made by distilling half-cooked rice, the clear, colorless liquor could contain alcohol as high as 15 to 45 percent. Due to its high alcohol content, certain arak are known widely as arak api, for it is so ‘hot’ in your stomach that you could feel it ‘burning your belly’ from inside. Indeed, you could

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ignite fire on the liquid with your lighter. The colorless, clear arak is the most popular. It is derived from the distillation of ‘white’ rice, hence it is called arak beras (rice-based liquor). Another kind of arak is distilled from glutinous brown rice. This type of arak is otherwise known as arak tape, for the glutinous rice is normally made for tape fermented rice cakes, and the arak is its byproduct of the cake. Since it is so easy to prepare, every family could make one from their kitchen. No government or ‘sin’ tax applies, allowing it to be sold at a very affordable price. A wine bottle of 620 cc is sold for roughly Rp 20,000 – Rp 30,000 ($2 – $4). In the past few years, there have been numerous casualties involving arak consumption, with year 2009 filled with the worst scenarios when more than 20 partygoers lost their lives. Another arak-related casualty included British visitors on the island of Lombok, east of Bali, the same year. But don’t be mistaken. Normal arak, just like wine or vodka, won’t cause anything other than drunkenness if consumed in considerable amounts. The hazardous arak in 2009 was ‘illegally’ mixed with methanol. Methanol is the cheaper version of spirit made for industrial purposes as well as for camping stoves. It is even cheaper when illegal home industries mix them into their arak to boost profit margins with less overhead cost.

True arak is as safe as other liquors, despite its kicking formula. For the Balinese, the traditional drink is closely related to religious ceremonies and they have been consuming the same liquors for hundreds of years. Local Balinese men normally drink arak at cockfights and prior to carrying the heavy casket pillars of the deceased to a cremation site. If you decide to sip one of this Bali’s prides, choose the one sold at reputable stores or restaurants. They are normally are produced by a reputable arak factories, with complete papers issued by the department of food and beverage. Best if you stick on only one brand, Dewi Sri, produced by Sanur-based arak maker, FA Udiyana. A producer of Arak Bali since 1968, Fa. Udiyana is now world known and its brand Dewi Sri that is served in Bali is also found in Japan. Dewi Sri is the goddess of rice and the arak brand is dedicated to her everlasting gratitude. Most restaurant and bars in Bali list their drink list with variously mixed cocktails. For more info on the ‘pure’ arak Bali, please call FA Udinaya, Jl. Danau Tondano 58, Sanur, (62-361) 228202, www.arakbali. com

By Supardi Asmorobangun

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Rocking in a Hard Way Hard Rock Café and Hard Rock Hotel are two adjacent entertainment centers featuring a similar rocking atmosphere but of a different ambience. The first, for it is a combined restaurant, music club and rock memorabilia store, attributes itself as a three-in-one hot spot – food for your appetite, music for your spirit, and rock memorabilia for your delight. Its adjacent location to the Jalan Pantai (Beach Road) means that visitors may enjoy the food while satisfying their sights watching the endless rolling waves of the famous Kuta Beach. It was right from this point in front of this café that bizarre Hawaiian millionaire-surfer, Mike Boyum, took five Thai nude models, pictured them laying on the beach, sending the footage worldwide, and a sudden impact followed just overnight, making Kuta a word of the world. It was in 1967 amid the height of the Vietnam War where the surfer’s father was actually an army commander in the ill-fated war that the son instead ‘commanded’ a group of hippies along the beach. Indeed the final upshot resulted in two totally different outcomes. The dad and his compatriots succumbed, the son rose as among the wealthiest man on the island, reportedly running a successful drug 12

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trade among their peers. Regardless of his ‘dirty business’, Boyum was credited for silently turning the sleepy Kuta fishing village into a paradise for beach and wave lovers. Until the 1960s though, Kuta was still a quite village with thousands and thousands of palm trees and bushes covering the white sandy beach from the village compounds. No single Balinese would ever dream of building a house near the beach. Aside from hippies and the surfing community fond of the waves and the nude custom, hardly anyone knew this amazing spot. Today the same spot rose to Bali’s most sought-after destination, and both Hard Rock Café and Hard Rock Hotel are among the pinnacles of the attraction. The Hard Rock’s gigantic guitar insignia stands out among the crowd. Aside from the logo and the famous Save the Planet Earth crest, the cafés front visage is adorned with the local mottos reading Paras-paros salunglung sabayantaka. It is a Balinese phrase suggesting ‘the need to cultivate brotherhood among all humans, helping each other for all but good reasons’. For the past twenty years or so the café remains committed to its soul. The food great, beverage excellent, music and sound system awesome, the store’s rock memorabilia collection amazing and the atmosphere, really rocks. For yet different parameters, Hard Rock Hotel is equally remarkable. The hotel’s famous Centerstage and Sand Island are the two locations opted by plenty of the world class artists for their rare Bali performances, as well as famed by their faithful lovers. Sean Lennon and Ronan Keating were among the top celebrities to perform onstage here. As its name suggests, it is an elevated stage above a round bar with a surrounding long table where audiences enjoy various drinks and light food. Fashion shows as well as sexy dances often take place along the surrounding table, allowing audiences to really stay up and close with the performers as live music plays from the center. Whereas the Sand Island is an outdoor venue, right between the Centerstage and the Café. It is where live performances are regularly held. In such, audiences may opt to watch while laying on the sand or while enjoying food from the nearby open-air restaurant, or otherwise plunging in the beach-like pool. It is a truly outdoor atmosphere with natural ambience as if everyone is on the beachside. If that does not seem to have driven you longing for it enough, an outdoor spa treatment is available just at the corner of the beach-like pool, assuring you are in a true small paradise inside the paradise island of Bali. By Supardi Asmorobangun December 2011


Everyone is a Boss My first visit to the Boshe Club was for an Indonesian superstar’s performance. A bunch of friends of mine have regularly mentioned Boshe as a ‘VVIP superb club’ that will appease to your delight, whether your wish is simply to be an audience or the performing star. Indeed I could find that they had spoken their minds when I was inside the club for the first few minutes. Before even the home band performed, an announcement with laser light slide shows on the ceiling said of where to get a go in the case of an emergency situation such as fire. The announcement is even more detailed compared to an airline crew demonstration, detailing each entrance and emergency exit and where to get or to avoid what. On an island where traffic is crazy, with high voltage electrical wires crisscrossing every road and junction only a couple of meters above a man’s head, 14

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safety procedures seem to be the umpteenth priority, and law is not regarded as the superior last word; travelers should be aware of dangers impending their fun themselves. As an avid safety-connoisseur, I feel the luxury and comfort inside an enclosure with thousands of crowded people enjoying music, drinks and food, knowing that if anything unexpected should happen, everyone is aware of where to go. Enjoying music and food is one thing, feeling safe and c o m forted is an additional luxury. Thus, at Boshe here, everyone is a boss and thus deserves the best treatment one can get, not only in terms of good music, but also delighting food and beverages as well as a peace of mind. No wonder only after a year of its establishment, Boshe had already won the heart of manyboth performers as well as the audience. The superb club was only established in August last year as the second after its sister in Jogjakarta, the elegant cultural center of Java. Boshe comes with a ‘super club’ in mind with a full entertainment facility. It features a different idea of a club and entertainment area, offering a, “Euphoria Atmosphere”. Located on the Bypass Ngurah Rai main

thoroughfare, the club is thus easily accessed anywhere from Kuta, Seminyak, Nusa Dua, Sanur or Denpasar. Its gigantic flying eagle insignia as well as unique front facade is effortlessly recognizable by anyone traveling between Kuta and Nusa Dua. The club is always alive with its 30,000watt Martin Audio system, four strobe lightings, 12 movie lightings and a laser system in the middle of the Super Club. The club area could accommodate over 2,000 audiences. Surrounding the club area are Boshe karaoke facilities with more than 42,000 song titles updated daily, 42-inch plasma TV, BMB sound system, and well-trained lady escorts in each of the 26 karaoke rooms. Boshe karaoke consists of seven small rooms, six medium rooms, two large rooms, and four VVIP rooms with balcony connecting to the club area plus a large hall featuring excellent facilities. Boshe gives you a different concept of club where you can dance along to the beat of their resident and national and international guest DJs, sing along with the top 40 songs played by their home band, and enjoy regular special performances by national and international artists with the finest sound system you can find. Nevertheless, you are a boss at Boshe, so you are guaranteed of every special treatment. Boshe VVIP Club, Jl Bypass Ngurah Rai 89X Kuta, (62-361) 3603980 By Supardi Asmorobangun

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Jalan Legian, Kuta’s most visited and trafficked main thoroughfare stretching from the very north to the very south of the island’s hottest destination had been for decades the most sought after site by club and nightlife seekers.


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Reviving Jalan Legian


ince the beginning of the 1980, JalanLegian had been home to the best night spots in Bali.The Bounty, Sari Club, Hard Rock Café (formerly) and Paddy’s Pub to mention a few. Price-wise, excellent food quality, endless drink options and especially the energetic(or rather wild) atmosphere make this ‘jalan’ simply second to none for many Westerners, especially Australians. Indeed, JalanLegian had been largely promoted by the great number of Australian visitors. In its local appellation, KUTA is known as the abbreviation of KampungUntukTamu Australia, ‘the kampong for Australian visitors’. It’s strategically located at the very heart of Kuta, with affordable hotels, restaurants, warung and various home stays along the perimeters. Its parallel road of JalanPantaiKuta, the Kuta Beach Streat, also from the very north to the very south, means one will never get lost anywhere they go; they end up on the beach or on JalanLegian, nothing else is possible. At the height of its popularity in 2002, however, a group of extremists set a bomb off on its very crowded spot, Sari Club and Paddy’s Pub. These two popular spots, facing each other, were naturally packed by hundreds of partygoers every evening. Thus when the blast damaged both and several other buildings nearby, 202 lives was claimed and many more injured. For awhile thejalan was abandoned by its faithful visitors. Majority of club-goers began to move northwards, with Jalan Double Six and

JalanDhyanaPura (now JalanCamplungTanduk) in the Seminyak area, about two to three kilometers from JalanLegian benefitting from their neighbor’s waning popularity. Several pubs and clubs do survive, and others start to open new businesses, but nothing is the same as the heyday of the 1990s and beginning of 2000s. Slowly but surely people began to realize that Kuta was still too good to be forgotten. It doesn’t take long for its magnetic field to attract guests to return to its strong gravity.The main reason?The Australian driving force. Aussie adult visitors couldn’t feel at home in the other territories away from their second kampong, Kuta, while their younger visitors are too fascinated with the ‘no rules’ Kuta, to think of 88 of their compatriotswere killed in the nearby spot. Since as early as 2007, JalanLegian was back in business, and now it is even more crowded with even more newer clienteles. Still Aussies are the dominant factor. Paddy’s, The Bounty, Maccaroni, ER (Engine Room), Sky Garden…you just name your own. Only one thing is missing: Sari Club. The site of the 2012 bombing, and definitely the most crowded among its peers, Sari Club’s situate is now an empty, quiet parking lot with small local warung foodstalls selling local food for local workers. There has been a lifelong

campaign by an Australian foundation to transform the area into a peace monument and a museum honoring those 202 lives killed in the blast. But the nature of business seems hampering the project. Sari Club’s location is privately owned by a local businessman not wishing to turn it into a philanthropic project. Yet the main issue is perhaps the Hindu tradition which never wishes to build a structure reminding them to a bad experience. They believe in the brighter sight at the end of the tunnel, and never to return to the dark episode of their own. A more positive project is, however, taking place not on the ground zero, but along the 2-kilometer thoroughfare, from the very north to the very short. Aware of the danger of any possible attack, the local government is planning to turn JalanLegian into purely for pedestrians and cyclists. No car or single motorbikesare allowed in the future. Tryouts had been executed in the past yet since it was not supported by satisfying infrastructures, the project was soon abandoned. By the time the magazine goes to press, however, a massive project is taking place along the road, changing the asphalt into an elevated, concrete pavement. Once the project is completed, turning the busy road into pedestals seems no longer a daydream. Indeed, once it becomes a reality, club-goers will enjoy more time in this superb ‘boulevard’. Not only such a picture of car bomb threats is minimized, but they will also enjoy ‘street styled parties’ with peace of mind as taxies, motorcycles or carsno longer ‘hover’ around them. By Supardi Asmorobangun December 2011



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Genjek, drink, and a capella Long before western visitors started to institute their ‘pub and club’ tradition on the island a few decades ago, the Balinese had established their own rituals in spending the sluggish evenings with genjek, an energetic a capella styled music performance with dance and drinks.


hen Hollywood film star-director Charlie Chaplin decided to create what later today is known among the Balinese as the legendary kecak dance, he was actually not the first person to come up with the idea. Kecak, the famous, energetic, “chuck-chuck-chuck” vocalizations by dozens of bare-breasted, circularly-seated men was actually the larger version of genjek, the more casual ‘a capella’ performance held by a group of young men to spend their evenings. Chaplin was on his visit to Bali with his half-brother Syd in 1932 and spent an extended period of time absenting from his ‘Hollywood celebrity status’ to enjoy the island’s magnificent cultural delights. As a token of his love to Bali, he created a mass-dance where dozens of young men seated on a ground in circular form, chanted the “chuck” mantra as dancers performed inside the circle. Beyond the vocal resonance, no set of gamelan musical instrument is sounded, except for one small gong which serves as a ‘rhythm commander’. The result is a vigorous kind of feat and human sounds as often more than 100 men produce the various tones of “chucks” in place of musical reverberation. Thanks to Chaplin for his generous love of the island that his articulated “kechuck” inheritance is played all across Bali, for cultural as well as tourist performance, right from the five-star circumstances to roadside restaurants or cultural centers. About five years ago , a group 1,000 (yes, one thousand) kecak dancer performed at Garuda Wisnu Kencana Park in Jimbaran in an attempt to break a national record in

the number of dancers. The successful performance though, was few years later outdone by the government of Tabanan Regency in south central Bali who sponsored a massive group of 5,000 young men to perform the same dance by the beach opposite the Tanah Lot Temple. It was indeed the biggest dance event ever. Nevertheless Chaplin was actually not the first person to establish such a celebrated performance. The Balinese have carried out ‘a capella’ traditions for centuries as a way to spend the sluggish, low lighted evenings with an art performance. Instead of gossiping political or socio-economic issues, they would perform ‘jam’ sessions, even in the absence of any real musical instrument. Thus, genjek used to be performed at every corner of the village as young men and women gathered. The genjek tradition seems to have been fading in most of the southern part of the island. Yet the tradition lives on especially in the eastern and northern parts of Bali. There the a capella styled music is performed at any given evening, and more so in an atmosphere where people are expected to gather, such as a wedding, welcoming a newborn, celebrating a birthday, etc. To make genjek even more lively, light food and alcoholic drinks such as arak (derived from fermented rice, see story on page 10 for more on this) is served throughout the night, or for as long as they could sustain the punch of the alcoholic beverage. Genjek may be participated by as little as five people, but may also involve few dozens of young men and women. In the case that there are about a hundred guests in a function, normally only dozens of them participate in the performance, while the rest provide applauses in each session. By Supardi Asmorobangun

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Cloud Nine, For Men Only Rumor has it; male travelers to Bali may experience an A-to-Z massage and spa treatment, and all that ensues, in the wildest possible way a man could imagine. Pelangi Bali in Jimbaran is the one which dares to prove its existence.


elangi Bali, or the Ribbon of Bali, right near the end of the Nugrah Rai Airport runway on the Bypass Ngurah Rai road, is in fact a combined music lounge, spa, bar and restaurant, with girls – in both its virtual and verbal meaning. Only known among specific travelers, Pelangi Bali features the other side of Bali where one may enjoy music, food, and spa—or rather a special massage treatment by a lady companion, and… much more. The wildest possible thing a man could imagine. This seemingly private treatment is done professionally by a girl of your choice, dark or light-skinned, slim and tender or sportily built, tall or cutely small, young or rather ‘experienced’. There are a dozen different types to opt for. Upon arrival, guests are greeted by a receptionist, where he might be shown to the reception room or restaurant, or the music lounge where a sexy dancer may help


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cern. Everything is well taken care of for their customer’s peace of mind. Some of you might be curious why would such a respected publication like Bali Trend Edvertiser help promote a holiday ‘joy house’ like Pelangi Bali? Because we believe that a safe industry must be encouraged and promoted. We believe travelers require a proper guide to enjoy the most out of the island. We know exactly that there are many ‘unsafe’ places and as such pose danger to our clean, cultural-based tourism. We believe that in an era where dangerous viruses could travel as fast as human movement from one country to another, we should opt for the safest way of living, or holidaying. Pelangi Bali is open from late afternoon to very late at night or rather early morning.

you settle down. Here an array of drinks or light food is served. A guest may opt to enjoy some food or music prior to getting in touch with his choice of lady for company. ‘Lady Companion’ is the official term for these beauties. In fact, some of the girls are as young as 18 years of age. An experienced lady is someone who will greet you first, asking your preference, type of girl you are fond of, sort of massage and treatment that make you most relaxed, and more. She is a kind of a customer’s happiness and relations manager. Once you decide upon your choice, some five or seven By Supardi Asmorobangun girls are called in, standing in a row in their most appealing outfits, before your seating comfort. Your choice is there. Grab one of them up and there you go to your seventh heaven. Bear in mind, Pelangi Bali is not a cheap dirty place, nor is it a brothel. It is professionally managed and customers normally return year after year. Hygiene and health issues are of highest conVirtual heaven, yet for men only

Planetary Bar, Preserves Environment What we could learn from our planet and the heavenly bodies, and all the system of the entire universe, is that everything is rounded and moves in a circular way. A bar in Ubud portrays this picture, and it is aptly called Round Bar. Nevertheless, the bar is dedicated at preserving Mother Earth, the tiny but significant part of the universe. Round Bar is committed in serving exotic cocktails in a building that reflects its proprietor’s wish to preserve the environment by the use of extensive recycled materials including wood, steel piping, even plastic bottles. The Round Bar manager, Agus, is an experienced man with several years of accomplishment worldwide, returning to Bali and dedicating his skills at creating various exotic cocktails, many of which are very unusual to our ears, such as ‘red hot chili pepper’. It’s a punch to your tongue, a bit of a kick in your stomach, yet sparks a good sensation to your head. Located on Jalan Penestanan Ubud, The Round Bar is is clearly visible because of its unusual shape and its extensive exterior use of graffiti paintings. Its owner, Warwick Purser enlisted the design expertise of d-Bodhi, a company based in Yogyakarta famous for its furniture based on recycled teak. The range more recently has incorporated the use of metal piping, and even more recently has launched a range of linen using recycled textile waste. The d-Bodhi workshop in Yogyakarta employs over 700 people and exports to 30 countries in the world. vv The Round Bar by d-Bodhi features a bar and furniture made from recycled teak including that from old sailing boats, tables from the same wood and recycled piping and seating from denim jeans. A feature is the unusual central lighting made from a collection of used plastic water gallons. Further evidence of the commitment to the use of recycled products is the serving trays which are also made from recycled plastic water bottles and a boundary wall made from the same material. Already the hot meeting spot in Ubud it has started to attract guests from all over Bali who appreciate the effort the Round Bar is making in its attempt to help preserve the environment, but equally because of its high standard of both cocktails and light finger food. Round Bar, Jalan Penestanan, Ubud. Inquires: Agus, Bar Manager (62-878 630 74441)

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Holiday With, and For Rare Birds

Bali Starling find their new, safer heaven beyond the mainland

Imagine spending two weeks or one month holiday on an exotic, undeveloped island, living harmoniously with the villagers, teaching the local kids hygiene and sanitary basics, linguistic skills… while at the same time preserving the island’s endangered mascot, a rare bird. Such is what is happening now on the Nusa Penida Island off the coast of Bali’s southern area of the Klungkung regency. The island has played its significant role in being the safe haven for Bali’s endangered Bali Starling. It’s Friends of the National Park Foundation (FNPF) which has made this unique holiday opportunity possible. In a unique partnership with all villages, FNPF transformed the whole island of Nusa Penida into a bird sanctuary where endangered birds can be released to 28

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rebuild wild populations. The threat from poaching and bird traders has been eliminated because local people are obligated to protect the birds by a traditional Balinese regulation (known as awig awig/hukum adat). Elsewhere in Indonesia, poachers continue to be the greatest threat to endangered birds. To date, FNPF has successfully rehabilitated and released onto Nusa Penida; Bali Starlings, Lesser Sulphur Crested

Cockatoos, Mitchell Lorikeets, Moustached Parakeets, and Java Sparrows. In return for this community’s protection of the rare and valuable birds, FNPF runs programs that improve the economic and social wellbeing of the island’s residents, including school and university scholarships to poor

Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika, left, helps release the bird on the island

families, conversational English language training, free tree saplings for agro-forestry and reforestation, and student conservation field trips and competitions. Other vocational activities overseen by FNPF also include traditional Balinese dance lessons, marketing for the island’s unique ikat weavers, promoting Nusa Penida as an eco-tourist destination, and assistance in developing villageowned and operated lodgings for tourists. What is Bali Starling? The highly distinctive Bali Starling, also known as Bali Mynah or Jalak Bali, is one of the world’s most endangered birds. It is endemic to Bali, and is Bali’s official bird mascot.

Their rarity and beauty has been the cause of their demise in the wild, with birds fetching over $1,000 on the illegal bird market. Breeding Bali Starlings in captivity is relatively simple and there are hundreds of licensed Bali Starling breeders in Bali, Java and overseas. But the challenge to rebuild their numbers in the wild is the threat carried on by poachers. Over the last 20 years, hundreds of cage-bred Bali Starlings have been released into the West Bali National Park but there were less than 10 remaining in 2005. Conversely FNPF released just 64 Bali Starling onto Nusa Penida from 2006 to 2007 and their population has grown to over 100 birds living and breeding freely in the wild. None have been stolen because FNPF has used a traditional Balinese regulation (awig awig/hukum adat) to secure the protection of the birds by the local communities. This release of another 10 Bali

Starlings on November 27 by the Governor of Bali is to increase the genetic diversity of the population. FNPF will continue to release 10 birds each year on Nusa Penida and create a viable wild population that can then be used to repopulate various locations in Bali.This is a distinctively a Balinese approach to conservation… by the Balinese, for the Balinese. It demonstrates how Balinese conservationists can work in partnership with local Balinese communities to achieve successful outcomes. Bali’s Governor, I Made Mangku Pastika, last month helped release 10 Bali Starlings from the FNPF’s bird sanctuary. Demonstrating his support for FNPF’s unique approach to conservation and community development, the Governor’s participation follows previous releases of the Bali Starlings on Nusa Penida by the Indonesian President and First Lady, the Minister of Forestry, and the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources. December 2011


In this month FNPF also accepted 10 Bali Starlings. They were Bali Starling chicks flown who arrived from a registered breeder in Bandung. We always kept our commitment to conserve the wildlife included birds. As you know the Bali Starling genetic diver population in Bali remained under threat, prompting the FNPF to turn to Nusa Penida to establish a sanctuary for the birds.

ayudha, was invited to share his knowledge and experience about FNPF’s bird conservation in Nusa Penida.

breeding bird in particular Curik Bali (Leucopsar rothschildi). They planned in 2013 they also could release some birds.

Although the first bird release program in Nusa Penida was getting opposition from some parties but we were quite pleased because it could be proven as a success program. It attracted others to conduct the program by using the same approach.

How to get to Nusa Penida?

The success of FNPF’s Bali Starling conservation in Nusa Penida inspired the forestry department to develop a similar project in the West Bali National Park, the location of the last wild Bali Starling on Bali. FNPF’s director, Dr Bayu Wir-

FNPF’s director was invited to share the experience about this bird conservation in Nusa Penida that involved local to protect the bird. It was attended by 25 people from Sumber Kelompok. Through this event was expected that people could improve their skill in


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Charter boats are available from Padangbai and Sanur, and viceversa, every morning at 08:00 and in the afternoon. Better yet call more info or drop an email to Friends of the National Park Foundation. Friends of the National Park Foundation. Jl Bisma 3 Ubud (62-361) 977978, Cell: (62)811398052, By Supardi Asmorobangun

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EMERGENCY AirPort Information P: 751 011-ext. 5123 Police : 110 Ambulance : 118 Fire Department : 113 SAR : 115/151/111 PLN : 123 HOSPITAL Aesthetic Clinic (Sayan Aesthetic Institute) Jl. Penestanan, Sayan, Ubud, Bali P: +62 361 972 648 F: +62 972 632 Bali Chiropractic Centre (BCC) Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai, Gang Langlang Buana No. 4, Kuta P: +62 361 767 177 Bali 911 Dental Clinic Jl. Patimura No. 9 denpasar P: +62 361 249 749 Chiropractor Jl. Kajeng 35, Ubud P: +62 361 974 393 Darma Usada Public hospital Jl. Pb Sudirman, No. 50, Denpasar P: +62 361 227 560 International Tourist Medical Service Jl. Legian-Kabuki Shopping, Kuta P: +62 361 240 730/767 488 Mahkota Medical Centre Kuta Galeria Blok PM 1 No. 11 Jl. Patih Jelantik-Kuta, Bali P: +62 361 769 062 PENTA Medical Clinic Jl. Teuku Umar Barat-Malboro No. 88, Denpasar P: +62 361 744 6144 RSAD Jl. Sudirman, Denpasar P: +62 361 228003 RS Dharma Yadnya Jl. WR. Supratman Tohpati, Denpasar Telp. +62 361 224729 ( Open 24 Hours ) RS Puri Raharja Jl.Gianyar, Denpasar P: +62 361 237437, 222013 RSUP Jl. Kesehatan Selatan 1 Sanglah, Denpasar P: +62 361 227911 IRD RSUP Jl. Kesehatan Selatan 1 Sanglah, Denpasar

P: +62 361 227991,226035 (Open: 24 hours) RS Saidharma Jl.Tukad Unda No. 1, Renon - Denpasar P: +62 361 227220 RS Wangaya Jl. Kartini, Denpasar P: +62 361 222141 RS Bhakti Rahayu Jl. Gatot Subroto, Denpasar P: +62 361 430245 RSUD Kapal Jl. Raya Kapal, Badung P: +62 361 427218 RS Dharma Usada Jl. Sudirman 50, Denpasar P: +62 361 227560 RSU Manuaba Jl.Hos.Cokroaminoto 28, Denpasar P: +62 361 226393 RSJ Bina Atma Jl.Hos.Cokroaminoto, Ubung Denpasar P: +62 361 225744 RS Surya Husada Jl.P.Serangan 1-3 , Denpasar P: +62 361 233786, 233787 RS Prima Medika Jl.P.Serangan , Denpasar P: +62 361 236225 RSB Kasih Ibu Jl. Teuku Umar, Denpasar P: +62 361 223036 BIMC Jl. Simpang Dewa Ruci Kuta Badung P: +62 361 761263 Merdeka Medical Center ( MMC ) Jl. Merdeka Renon, Denpasar P: +62 361 233790 RS Graha Husada Jl. HOS Cokroaminoto, Denpasar P: +62 361 426492 Klinik SOS Gatotkaca Jl. Gatotkaca, Denpasar P: +62 361 223555 ( Open 24 hours ) PMI Badung Jl.ImamBonjol, Denpasar P: +62 361 236305 White Lotus Chiropratic Istana Kuta Galeria, Valet 2 No. 5-6 Jl. Raya Patih Jelantik, Kuta P: +62 361 769 004 AIRLINES Air Asia ( AK ) Jl. Legian P: 0361-760 116, 755 799 Air France

Grand Bali Beach Hotel Room # 1105 Jl Hang Tuah P: +62 361 288 511 Terminal Keberangkatan - Tuban P: +62 361 755 523 Air New Zealand Wisti Sabha Bldg 2nd Fl, Ngurah Rai Airport, Tuban. P: +62 361 756 170 F: +62 361 754 594 Airport Cargo Airport International Ngurah Rai P: +62 361 751 471 F: +62 361 752 218 Gg Murai 18, P: +62 361 432 896 Ansett Australia Grand Bali Beach Hotel Jl Hang Tuah Sanur 80001 P: +62 361 289 635 - 289636 F: +62 361 289 637 Airport International Ngurah Rai P: +62 361 755 740 British Airways Grand Bali Beach Hotel Jl Hang Tuah P: +62 361 288 511

Jl Srikarya 1, P: +62 228 916 Ngurah Rai International Airport P: +62 361 751 011 ext.5204 F: 0361-751 177 Japan Airlines ( JL ) Jl. Raya Kuta No: 100X Tuban P: +62 361 757 077, 764 733 F: +62 361 757 082 Korean Air in Bali The Grand Bali Beach Hotel Garden Wing Rm 1121 & 1123 PO Box 275 P: +62 361 289 402 F: +62 361 289 403 KLM Royal Ducth Airlines Wisti Sabha Bldg, Ngurah Rai Airport P: +62 361 756 126 F: +62 361 753 950 LTU International Airways Jalan By Pass Ngurah Rai 87X. P: +62 361 286 441 Lufthansa German Airlines Hotel Bali Beach, Ph. 287069 Lauda Air Gedung PAJ, P: +62 361 758 686 Airport Ngurah Rai P: +62 361 753 207 Lion Air ( JT ) Phone: +62 361 763 872

Bouraq Indonesia Jalan Sudirman 19A, Denpasar, Bali P: +62 361 223 564

Merpati Nusantara Airlines Jl. Melati No: 51 Denpasar Phone: +62 361 235 358

China Airlines ( CI ) Wisti Sabha Building, 2nd Floor Ngurah Rai International Airport

Malaysia Airlines ( MH ) Ngurah Rai International Airport Phone: +62 361-757 294, 764 995

Cathay Pacific ( CX ) Wisti Sabha Building, 2nd Floor Ngurah Rai International Airport P: +62 361 766 931 F: +62 361 766 935

Mandala Airlines ( RI ) Ngurah Rai International Airport Phone: +62 361 751 011

Continental Airlines ( CO ) Wisti Sabha Building, 2nd Floor P: +62 361 754 856, 757 298 F: +62 361 757 275 EVA Air ( BR ) Wisti Sabha Building, Ground Floor - Ngurah Rai International Airport P: +62 361-759 773, ext.5308 F: +62 361-756 488 Garuda Indonesia ( GA ) Grand Bali Beach Hotel P: 288243 Natour Kuta Beach, P: +62 361 751 179 Nusa Dua, P: +62 771 864, 771444 Jl Melati 61, P: +62 227 825 Hotel Nusa Dua Beach, P : +62 361 772 231 Jl Kapt Mudita 2, P : +62 234 913 Jl Kepundung 21, P: +62 233 853 Jl Pantai Kuta, P: +62 751 179

Ngurah Rai International Airport P: +62 361 768 358, 768 360, F: +62 361 768 369 Royal Brunei Airlines Wisti Sabha Building, Ngurah Rai International Airport P: +62 361 757 292 F: +62 361 755 748 Singapore Airlines ( SQ ) Ngurah Rai International Airport P: +62 361 768 388 F: +62 361 768 383 Jl. Dewi Sartika No.88 Denpasar P: +62 261 666 Thai Airlines in Bali Wisti Sabha Building, 2nd Floor Room # 19, Ngurah Rai Airport P: +62 361 754 856 Grand Bali Beach Hotel Sanur P: +62 361 288 141 F: +62 361 288 063 Qatar Airways ( QR ) Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel - Jl. Kartika Plaza Kuta-Badung December 2011



P: +62 361 752 222 F: +62 361 753 788 Grand Bali Beach Hotel Jl. Hang Tuah Sanur-Denpasar P: ++62 361 288 331

CONSULATES AUSTRALIA Mr. Bruce Cowled Australian Consulate Jalan Tantular Renon No. 32 Denpasar, Bali 80324 P: +62 361 241 118 F: +62 361 241 120 E: BRAZIL Mr. Aureo Renato Vianna Filho Honorary Consul Address: C/- By The Sea Store Jl. Raya Legian No. 186, Kuta 80361 P: +62 361 757 775, F: +62 361 751 005 E: BRITISH Mr. Mark Wilson British Honorary Consul Cat and Fiddle Restaurant Jalan Mertasari No. 2 Sanur P: +62 361 287 804 F: +62 361 270 601 E: CHILEAN CONSULATE Mr. Bernard Haymoz Jl. Pengembak Gg. 1 Nr. 3 Sanur 80827, Bali - Indonesia P: +62 361 281 503 F: +62 361 285 216 E: CZECH REPUBLIC Mr. Graham James Consulate of the Czech Republic Jl.Pengembak 17, Sanur P: +62 361 286 465 F: +62 361 286 408 E: DENMARK & NORWAY Norway Consulate Mrs. Mira Chandra Royal Danish Consulate Mrs. Loena Kanginnadi Mimpi Resort, Kawasan Bukit Permai, Jimbaran P: +62 361 701 070 (ext 32) F: +62 361 701 073, 701074 E: FRANCE Mr. Rathael Devianne Consular Agency of France Jalan Mertasari Gg.II No. 8, Sanur Denpasar P: +62 361 285 485 F: +62 361 286 406 E: GERMANY Mr. Reinhold Jantzen Consulate of Germany


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Jalan Pantai Karang 17, Sanur Denpasar. P: +62 361 288 535, 288826, F: +62 361 288 826 E: HUNGARY Ms. Gabriella Cristofoli Honorary Consul C/- Marintur Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai No. 219, Sanur P: +62 361 287 701 F: +62 361 735 232 ITALY Mr. Giosepe Conpessa Honorary Vice Consulate of Italy Lotus Enterprise Building Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai P: +62 361 701 005 F: +62 361 701 005 E : JAPAN Mr. Kaora Hatta Consulate Office of Japan Jalan Raya Puputan, No.170 Renon P: +62 361 227 628, F: +62 361 231 308 E: MALAYSIA Mr. Feisol Hasyim Honorary Consul Alam Kulkul Boutique Resort Jl Pantai Kuta, Legian, Bali 80030 P: +62 361 752 520 / 766 373, F: +62 361 766 373 E: MEXICO Mr. I Gusti Bagus Yudhara Honorary Consulate of Mexico Puri Astina Building Jalan Prof. Moh. Yamin 1-A, Denpasar P: +62 361 223 266 F: +62 361 244 568 E: NETHERLANDS Mr. Al Purwa, MBA Consulate of The Netherlands Jalan Raya Kuta No: 127, Kuta P: +62 361 761 502, F: +62 361 752 777 E: SPAIN Mr. Amir Rabik Honorary Consulate of Spain Komplek Istana Kuta Galeria Blok. 2 No. 11 P: +62 361 769 286, F: +62 361 769 186 E: SWEDEN & FINLAND Mr. Ida Bagus Ngurah Wijaya Consulate of Sweden and Finland Segara Village Hotel Jalan Segara Ayu, Sanur 80228 Opening hours : Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 - 13 P: +62 361 282 223,

F: +62 361 282 211 Emergency : +62 8179723658 E: SWITZERLAND & AUSTRIA Mr. Jon Zurchen Kompleks Istana Kuta Galleria Blok Valet 2 No. 12 Jl. Patih Jelantik - 80361 Kuta P: +62 361 751 735 F: +62 361 754 457 E: SWISS Mr. Jon Zurcher Consul Kompleks Istana Kuta Galeria (former Central Parking) Blok Valet 2 No. 12, Jl. Patih Jelantik, Kuta P: +62 361 751 735,761 511, F: +62 361 754 457 E: THE ROYAL THAI CONSULATE Mr. Peraphon Prayooravong Honorary Consul Mr. Poramate Khemwongthong Consular Officer Jl. Puputan Raya No. 81, Renon Denpasar 80235 P: +62 361 263 310 F: +62 361 238 044 E: REPUBLIC DEMOCRATIC TIMOR LESTE Mr. Manuel Serrano Consul General Jalan Prof. Yamin No. 4, Renon Denpasar P: +62 361 235 093, F: +62 361 235 092 E: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Mr. Joshua Andrew Toth Consular Agency of the United States of America Jalan Hayam Wuruk 310 Tanjung Bungkak Denpasar 80235 P: +62 361 233 605, F: +62 361 222 426 Email : MUSEUMS Museum of Bali Jl. Letkol Wisnu, Denpasar P: +62 361 222 680 Museum Le Mayeur Jl. Hang Tuah, Sanur P: +62 361 286 164 Open Saturday to Thursday; 8am 4pm, Friday 8am - 1.30pm Neka Art Museum Jl. Raya Campuhan, Ubud P: +62 361 975 074 Open Daily; 8am - 5pm D’topeng KINGDOM Jl. Setiabudi 10, Simpang Siur KUTA (Behind Dewa Ruci

Skate Park) P: +62 361 764 777 (Hunting) +62 361 361 3030 E: Agung Rai Museum of Art Jl. Pengosekan, Ubud P: +62 361 974 228 Open Daily; 9am - 6pm Puri Lukisan Museum Jl. Raya Ubud, Ubud P: +62 361 975 137 Open Daily; 8am - 4pm Rudana Museum Jl. Cok Rai Pudak 44, Ubud P: +62 361 975 779 Open Daily; 8am - 4pm Museum Subak (Museum of Balinese Irrigation System) Jl. Raya Kediri, Tabanan P: +62 361 810 315 Open Daily; 9am - 5pm Museum Pasifika BTDC AREA BLOCK P Nusa Dua P: +62 361 774935 E: Museum Neka Jl. Raya Campuhan, Ubud P: +62 361 975 639 Rudana Museum Jl. Cok Rai Pudak 44 Peliatan, ubud P: +62 361 975 779 F: +62 361 975 091 Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA) Jl. Pangosekan, Ubud P: +62 361 976 659 F: +62 361 974 229 Museum Subak Jl. Gatot Subroto, Ds. Sanggulan, Kediri, Tabanan P: +62 361 810 315 Museum Bali Jl. Mayor Wisnu, Denpasar P: +62 361 235 059, 222680 F: +62 361 222 680 Museum Le Mayeur Jl. Hang Tuah, Sanur P: +62 361 286 201 MUSEUM OF FINGERPRINT PAINTINGS Jl. Hayam Wuruk 175, Denpasar P: +62 361 235 115

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Aston at Grand Kuta Hotel and Residence Jl. Dewi Sri no.8 Legian, Kuta 80361 Bali – Indonesia Ph: +62-361 3000888, Fax : +62-361 3000999 E: Aston Bali Resort & Spa JL. Pratama No. 68X, Tanjung Benoa Nusa Dua 80363 Bali-Indonesia Ph: +62 (0) 361 773 577; Fax : +62 (0) 361 774 954 Email : http : ASTON DENPASAR HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTER Jl. Gatot Subroto Barat No. 283 Denpasar 80231 Bali - Indonesia Ph: +62 361 411 999, Fax: +62 361 422 999 Aston Fave Hotel Jl. Teuku Umar No. 175-179, Denpasar Bali 80113, Indonesia Ph: 0361-8422299/232894, Fax: 0361-247788/232894 Aston Inn Tuban Jl. Kediri No. 5 Tuban Bali 80361, Indonesia Ph: 0361 - 762828; Fax: 0361 - 762829 ASTON KUTA HOTEL and RESIDENCE Jl. Wana Segara No. 2-5, Kuta 80361 Bali - Indonesia Ph : +62 361 754 999; Fax : +62 361 765 506 E : ATHENA GARDEN & SPA VILLA JI. Athena II No.3 Padang Sumbu, Denpasar Barat,Seminyak BaliIndonesia Contact-reservation : +62-361-738756 Ph/ Fax : +62-361-738756 / +62-361-738760 email: AYANA Resort and Spa Jl. Karang Mas Sejahtera Jimbaran, Bali 80364, Indonesia Ph: +62-361-702222; Fax: +62-361-701555 Ayodya Resort Bali Jl. Pantai Mengiat, Nusa Dua 80363 - Indonesia Ph: +62 361 771102 ; Fax : 62 361 771616 All Seasons Hotel Legian Bali Jl. Padma Utara Legian 80361 Legian - INDONESIA Hotel code : 5703 Ph: +62-361 /767688 Fax :+62-361 768180 E: Bali baliku Luxury Villa Jalan Bukit Permai Nos. 5A, Jimbaran - Bali 80362 Denpasar - Bali - Indonesia Ph: +62 361 701 848 ; Fax: +62 361 701 847 E-mail: Bali Desa Suites Blok T, Kawasan Wisata Nusa Dua - Bali 80363 P.O. BOX 182 . Bali Indonesia E: BALI COCONUT HOTEL Jl. Padma Utara, Legian, Kuta - Bali – Indonesia Ph : +62 361 754122 Fax : +62 361 754121 E: Bali Dynasty Resort Jl. Kartika, P.O. Box 2047, Tuban 80361 South Kuta, Bali-Indonesia Ph: +62-361-752403; Fax: +62-361 752402 E:

BALI DUTA WISATA BEACH INN Jalan Benesari Kuta 80361, Bali Indonesia Ph: +62-361 753534 Bali Hai Resort & Spa Ph: +61 8 91913100 Fax: +61 8 91913133 E: Bali Hyatt P.O. Box 392, Sanur, Bali, Indonesia Ph: +62 361 28 1234 ; Fax: +62 361 28 7693 E: Bali Kuta Resort by Swiss-Belhotel Jl. Majapahit Mo. 18 Kuta Bali 80361, Indonesia Ph: +62-361 762 818; Fax : +62 361 756 678 BALI MANDIRA BEACH RESORT & SPA Jl. Padma No.2 - Legian, Kuta - Bali - Indonesia Ph: +62 361 751381 Fax: +62 361 752377 E: Bali Mulia Villas Jl. Khresna No. 88 Legian, Bali, 80361 Ph:+62 361 745 4129; Fax:+62 361 735659 Bali Niksoma Boutique Beach Resort Jalan Padma Utara Legian Kaja, Legian-Bali Ph: +62 361 751 946; Fax: +62 361 753 587 E: Bali Palms Resort Jl. Candi Dasa, Nyuh Tebel Manggis - Amlapura Bali 80581 Ph: +62 363 42191 (Hunting) 42192, 42193 Fax: +62 363 42194 BALI RANI Jl. Kartika Plaza , Kuta, Bali 80361 - Indonesia, P.O.BOX 1034 Tuban Ph : +62 361 751369 Fax : +62 361 752673 E: Bali Rich Luxury Villa & Spa SEMINYAK Jl. Mertanadi no. 29, Br. Mertanadi Seminyak, Kuta – Indonesia, 80361 Ph : +62 361 731468 - 9 ; Fax: +62 361 731470 E: SANUR Jl. Pantai Matahari Terbit - By Pass Sanur – Indonesia, 80227 Ph: +62 361 731468 - 9; Fax: +62 361 731470 E: UBUD Jalan Raya Kedewatan, Br. Tangga Yuda, Ubud 80361, Gianyar, Bali - Indonesia Ph: +62 361 971 999 ; Fax: +62 361 970 999 E: Bali Spirit Hotel and Spa PO BOX 189, Nyuh Kuning Village Ubud 80571 Bali, Indonesia Ph: +62-361 974013, Fax : +62-361 974012 E: Bali Tropic Resort & Spa P.O. Box. 41 Jl. Pratama 34A, Nusa Dua, Bali (80363) Indonesia Ph: +62 361 772130 Fax: +62 361 772131 Email: Website: Banyan Tree Ungasan Jl. Melasti, Banjar Kelod Ungasan, Bali 80364 INDONESIA Ph : +62 361 300 7000; Fax : +62 361 300 7777 E :

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BANYAN TREE HOTELS & RESORT Jl. Melasti Kelod, Uluwatu Bali, Indonesia 80364 Ph: +62 361 300 7000 Fax: +62 361 300 7777 E: Barong Bali Hotel Jl. Legian Poppies II - Kuta 80361 Bali - Indonesia. Ph: +62-361-751804, +62-361-7428888 Fax: +62-361-761520 E: BENEYASA I BEACH INN Poppies Lane II, Kuta 80361 Bali Indonesia Ph: +62-361 754 180, +62-361 755 469 BERRY HOTEL Jl. Raya Dewi Sri I No 16 Kuta, Bali 80361 Indonesia Ph: +62 361 300 7070; Fax : +62 361 300 7171 E: Best Western Resort Kuta Jalan Kubu Anyar 118 Banjar Anyar Kuta - 80361 Indonesia Ph: +62 361 767000 ; Fax: +62 361 767575 E: Bhanuswari Resort & Spa Jl. Tengkulak Ubud Ph: +62-361-947831,947835 ; Fax: +62-361954111 E: BHAVA PRIVATE VILLA Jl. Pangkung Sari, Banjar Taman Seminyak Kuta-Bali 80365, aindonesia Ph: +62 361 730 533; Fax: +62 361 730 143 E: Blue Point BayVillas & Spa Jl.Labuansait - Uluwatu, Pecatu, Bali 80364, Indonesia. Ph: +62-361 769 888, 3009729 ~ 31 (Hunting), Fax: (62-361) 769 889 , 3009728 E: Bulgari Hotels & Resorts Jalan Goa Lempeh, Banjar Dinas Kangin Uluwatu, Bali 80364 – Indonesia Ph: + 62 361 8471000; Fax: + 62 361 8471111 BVilla+Spa Jl. Braban Seminyak 3 Bali , Indonesia Ph: +62 361 - 736 826; Fax: +62 361 - 734 740 C151 Seminyak Jalan Laksmana no. 151 Seminyak, Bali 80361 Indonesia Ph: +62-361-739151 | Fax +62-361-737258 E: Dreamland Jalan Pemutih Labuhan Sait, Uluwatu Pecatu, Bali 80364 Indonesia Ph: +62-361-8957551 Fax +62-361-8957550 E: CANDI BEACH COTTAGE Mendira beach, Sengkidu, Candi Dasa, Karangasem P.O. Box 3308 Denpasar Bali 80033, Indonesia Ph: +62-363 41234; Fax: +62-363 41111 E:


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CASA BIDADARI Jl. Bidadari 1 no. 15 Seminyak, Bali Ph: +62 361 925 9003 E: CASA PADMA SUITES Jl. Padma - Legian - Kuta - Bali - Indonesia Ph:+ 62-361 753073; Fax:+62-361 755925 E: Champlung Mas Legian Jln. Melasti Legian Kuta Bali - Indonesia Ph: +62 361 751580; Fax: +62 361 751869 E:

GRIYA SANTRIAN Jl. Danau Tamblingan 47 Sanur - Bali - Indonesia P.O. BOX 3055 Denpasar Bali - Indonesia Ph : +62 - 361 288181 Fax : 62 - 361 - 288185 E : Hard Rock Hotel Bali Jalan Pantai, Banjar Pande Mas, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia Ph: +62 361 761 869; Fax: +62 361 761 868 HARRIS Hotel Tuban Jl. Dewi Sartika, Tuban, Bali 80361, Indonesia Ph: +62 361 765 255, Fax: +62 361 766 258 E:

Champlung Sari Hotel Jalan Monkey Forest, P.O.Box 87 ,Ubud 80571 Bali - Indonesia Ph: +62-361 975418; Fax:+62 361 975473 E:

HARRIS Resort Kuta Beach Jl. Pantai Kuta, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia Ph: +62 361 753 868 Fax: +62 361 753 875 E-mail:

Club Bali @ Jayakarta Bali Residence Jl. Werkudara 526 Legian - Bali Bali , Indonesia Ph: +62-361 752840, Fax: +62-361 751637

HARRIS Hotel & Residences Riverview Kuta Jl. Raya Kuta, No. 62A, Badung Bali - Indonesia 80361 Ph: +62 361 761 007, Fax: +62 361 761 006 E:

CONRAD Bali Resort & Spa Jalan Pratama 168 Tanjung Benoa Bali, 80363, Indonesia Ph: 62-361-778788 E: Courtyard Bali Nusa Dua Kawasan Pariwisata Lot SW1 · Nusa Dua Bali, 80363 Indonesia Ph: 0361.3003888, Fax: 0361.3003999 D’djabu Villas Jalan Braban No. 46, Br. Taman - Seminyak Bali - Indonesia Ph: +62-361 3184246 ; Fax. +62-361 734666 Mobile. (+62)81 236 501 501 E: The Dampati Villas Jl.Segara ayu no.8 Sanur-Denpasar 8022 Bali - Indonesia. Ph: +62 361 288 454 (hunting) Fax: +62 361 287 265 De Munut Cottages Jl, Penestanan, Ubud 80571, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia Ph: +62-361 975039; Fax: +62-361 977152 E: dekuta Poppies lane 2, no: 8 Kuta Beach Ph: +62-361 753880; Fax: 62-361 752787 Desa Seni, A Village Resort Jl. Subak Sari #13 Pantai Berawa, Canggu - Bali Ph: +62-361 844 6392 E: Desamuda Village Jl. Raya Basangkasa Seminyak Kuta , Bali- Indonesia Ph: +62-361 812933, Fax: +62-361 813956 Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel Jl. Kartika Plaza, PO BOX 1012, South Kuta 80361 Bali, Indonesia Ph: +62-361 751067 Fax: +62-361 753988 Dhyana Pura Beach Resort Jalan Abimanyu - Seminyak, 80361 Ph: +62-361 73 0443 DIVINE VILLAS Kuta Poleng Arcade D-5, Kuta Bali - Indonesia 80361 Ph : +62 361 759609/759668 Fax :+62 361 759610 E:

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