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TEAMTALK

FOR THE LOVE OF ART


Om Swastiastu...

The Balinese surely have an eye for intricate details from their simple canang (offerings)
placed on the side of the street to the detailed craftsmanship on their traditional houses and
temples, you can see that the Balinese are fond of the aesthetic art that they express in their
daily lives.
The Ogoh-Ogoh Parade is one of the best examples of how the Balinese love of art plays
an important role in their many rituals. The parade, also known as Pengerupukan Day, is
held one day prior to Silent Day, where monstrous dolls (ogoh-ogoh) representing the dark
forces are marched on the streets before being destroyed and burned to keep Mother Earth in

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Photo by Phil Green

balance. But the equally interesting part is the making of the ogoh-ogoh using eco-friendly
material, an ogoh-ogoh is made by a large group of people as our contributor Agung
Parameswara explains in Craft & Culture.
Bali is also home to contemporary art, where numerous talented artists, local and
international, reside or visit on a regular basis. View from a Cloud, an art movement
established in 2015, aims to make contemporary art more easily accessible to everyone by
creating a virtual gallery that connects art enthusiasts to the artists. They also host exhibitions
regularly ip through Foto Folio to see their creations. Meanwhile, the Dream Museum
Zone in Seminyak boasts a number of 3D paintings. With a bit of imagination and creativity,
you can make fun photos with these paintings check out Little Loves to see our version of
fun at the museum.
Of course we have lots more stories just for you, like searching for unique bed and
breakfasts in Bali in Rest & Relaxation and an interview with renowned Balinese shoe
businesswoman Niluh Djelantik in Prole & Portrait. So make yourself comfortable and
happy ipping through our pages!

Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om


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journalist, living in Bali
for a year then moving
back to Jakarta to chase
another dream.

took a masters degree in


International Multimedia
Journalism at the University
of Newcastle, and now
has turned her passion for
writing and traveling into
a series of travel pieces
published in a number
of media, and is also
working for an international
environmental organization.

PHIL GREEN

TAUFAN WIJAYA

is an avid traveler
and a keen golfer
with a passion for
photography. Browse
his growing collection
of photographs at
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com.

is working on an MA
in Journalism in the
Philippines and personal
photojournalism projects
on water & sanitation
and women with cancer.
Follow him on Twitter @
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THE ART OF OGOH-OGOH

PHOTOS & FUN FACTS

The fun of an Ogoh-Ogoh Parade prior


to the Silent Day

Snapshots and quotes picked up


throughout February and March

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NATIONAL TREASURE

EAT, PLAY, SNOOZE

Exploring The Sukarno Center in


Tampaksiring

The search for unique bed & breakfasts


in Bali

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SPANISH FLAVORS

HOUSE OF ARTISTS

Authentic Spanish cuisine at


MoVida Bali

Artworks by View from a Cloud

LIFESTYLE&LEISURE

DINE&DELIGHTS

SIGHTS&SOUNDS

REST&RELAXATION

FOTOFOLIO

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PROFILE&PORTRAIT

Hot deals and promotions of


the month that shouldnt be missed

Interview with Niluh Djelantik

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INVITE&INDULGE
Getting pampered on
a rooftop spa

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12 PRIMEPROMOTION

THE SHOE MUST GO ON

SPRING ALL YEAR LONG

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This months select news updates


from the islands tourism industry
and whats new around the island

6 4 BEYONDUPDATES
News updates from the tourism
industry and whats new beyond Bali

6 6 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 specic tourism
areas and places of interest, as
well as a distance scale between
the islands main destinations

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74 INFOINDEX
Useful directory of companies and
island-based businesses
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FIRST COLUMN PHOTO COURTESY OF MOVIDA BALI, SECOND COLUMN PHOTO COURTESY OF VIEW FROM A CLOUD,
THIRD COLUMN PHOTO COURTESY OF OCEANA RESTAURANT

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LITTLELOVES

THE ILLUSION EFFECT


3D paintings at the Dream
Museum Zone

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ACTION&ATTRACTION
A
LIFE AQUATIC

Experiencing Seawalker
with Club Aqua

CAPITALCORNER
THE HEART OF
THE CAPITAL

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BEYONDBALI

Exploring Jakartas
rst circle

SILVER SHINE

Witnessing silver making


in Central Java
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TOP PHOTO BY EDNA TARIGAN, BOTTOM LEFT PHOTO BY DODDY WIRASETO,


BOTTOM RIGHT PHOTO COURTESY OF CLUB AQUA

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PRIMEPROMOTION

FASHION STUDIO
Dimas Dwitanto, a self-taught Indonesian
designer who successfully showcased
his collection at The Fashion Festival
Bali 2015, is now opening a fashion
studio named Dimas Fashion Studio in
Kerobokan. In response to the publics
enthusiasm, he decided to open this
studio for people who would like to try
on his designs, which range from couture
to day-to-day clothing. This store has
every womans needs, including outts
to go to the beach, clubs and parties.
Custom designs are also available for
fashionistas who wish to have exclusively
made attire.
Dimas Fashion Studio
Jalan Taman Sari 1A, Kerobokan
0821-4794-2963
www.dimasfashion.com

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HOMEY ADDITION
The Kayon Putih Furniture and Art Gallery welcomes
Palmerhaus and Safyooz as new additions to the gallery.
The rst oor of the gallery now displays home dcor from
Palmerhaus and shirts from Morning Whistle, both produced
by the Terry Palmer Group. Visitors will also see a bathroom
display by Safyooz that is decorated with distinguished Terry
Palmer towels, adding a homey vibe to the gallery. Safyooz is
also worth a check as it offers a range of products made 100
percent in Indonesia like bathtubs, basins, and vanities with
an environment-friendly concept and affordable price.
Kayon Putih
Jalan Sunset Road no 89K, Kuta
(0361) 472-7004
www.kayongallery.com

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If you are craving authentic Thai food, this culinary event


at the Sundara Beach Club at Four Seasons Resort Bali at
Jimbaran Bay is not to be missed. From April 12 to 16, the
Sundara Beach Club is collaborating with the talented ThaiAustralian cook and TV host Marion Grasby, hosting the
Thai Me Up at Sundara that will indulge you with a threecourse lunch (Rp. 295,000++/person) and four-course
dinner (Rp. 550,000++/person)
courtesy of Marion together with
Executive Chef Pasquo King and
Chef de Cuisine Liam Nealon.
This event is even more fun as
you can learn from the pro at
the Thai Cooking Class (Rp.
900,000++/person) conducted
by Marion on April 15 at the
Jimbaran Bay Cooking Academy
with a scrumptious lunch at the
end of the class. And on April
16, join the Chefs Table with
Marion, Pasquo and Liam where
a four-course dinner will be
served that is available at Rp. 900,000++/person inclusive
of a glass of champagne.
Sundara Beach Club
Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay, Jimbaran
(0361) 70-1010
www.fourseasons.com/jimbaranbay

OCEAN BOUND

ITS TEA TIME!

Brought to you by the Tjendana Group, the Oceana Restaurant comes


as a new and exciting addition to the culinary scene in Bali. Located
in South Kutas Kelan Beach, Oceana will please your palate with
their range of seafood dishes with a twist of Asian and Mediterranean
sensations. This restaurant has an indoor area that is decorated with
ne wood furniture, while the outdoor area is designed like a beach
club where you can enjoy your meal while looking at the pristine
beach. Oceana also serves cocktails during happy hour from 5 p.m.
to 7 p.m. every day. Until April 30, Oceana is offering a pay one get
two cocktail promotion, and until June 30 you can try their lunch set
menu for Rp. 60,000 net/person.
Oceana Restaurant
Jalan Segara Madu, Kelan Beach
(0361) 849-9166
www.tjendanavillas.com

If you are looking for a remarkable afternoon


tea experience with your friends, all you have
to do is head down to Four Points Kuta. For only
Rp. 95,000 net/person you can enjoy About
Me & Tea, the all-you-can-eat afternoon tea at
Wrapped, the hotels very own deli caf. Every
Monday and Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Wrapped is offering their homemade light bites
served on their unique tribal carving table. Oreo
baked cheese cake, carrot cake, frittata, mini
burgers, and wood red pizzas are among the
delicious delicacies, and fresh brewed coffee is
also available for coffee lovers.
Wrapped
Four Points Kuta
Jalan Benesari Banjar Pengabetan, Kuta
(0361) 849-6606
www.fourpointsbalikuta.com

RIDE A LIMO
Looking for a unique ride while
exploring this island? Come and
try Bali Limousine Vintage Rentals.
Providing a range of old-school
limousine and safari cars to rent for
a day or more, this service is ready
to take you around Bali on a fancy
ride. The safari cars are rooess so
you can feel the breeze throughout
your journey, while the limousines
are also available to rent as props
for pre-wedding or other photoshoots
to add a vintage touch to your
captured moments.
Bali Limousine
0817-567-970
balilimousine@gmail.com

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A new addition to Canggus quirky spot list is La Dunia, which just opened
in Batu Bolong. The name La Dunia represents the philosophy of the
restaurant, which is to let people travel and explore new avors and meet
new people. Dunia means world in Indonesian, and La represents the
French touch in the interior and the menu of the restaurant. Designed in
vintage and rustic style by Zohra Boukhari, La Dunia serves lunch and
dinner from a menu that is inspired by the ve continents of the world, and
is also a late night hangout with selected DJs. Seriously, choosing their
tapas or other dishes on the menu at La Dunia is like traveling to different
parts of the world.
La Dunia
Jalan Batu Bolong no. 69, Canggu
www.laduniarestaurant.com

UBUDS NEWBIE
Looking for a place to stay in Ubud? Dont worry
because the Tejaprana Resort & Spa is ready to be
your home away from home. Nestled in the lush jungle
of Petanu River in Tegallalang, only four kilometers
from downtown Ubud, this resort will take your breath
away with its bamboo architecture that was designed
by a Balinese architect. The Tejaprana Resort & Spa
has three choices of villas you can choose to stay
at their Terrace View Villa, Valley View Villa or TwoBedroom Villa. There are other facilities to make your
stay experience even more unforgettable as well, such
as a yoga deck, the Chattaraka Spa, and their Joglo
Private dining corner.
Tejaprana Resort & Spa
Banjar Sapat, Tegallalang, Ubud, (0361) 908-0939
www.tejaprana.com

THE CAT SHOW


After months of preparation, the Bali
Safari & Marine Park nally announced
the launching of their latest animal show,
Harimau From Predator to Prey. The
show presents how the tigers instinct for hunting,
swimming and climbing played a big role in
Balinese history and mythology. But the main
message of the show is to spread the awareness
of how endangered the tiger population is. By
paying the regular entrance fee to the park,
visitors can now watch this show every day at
11.30 a.m. in front of the Ranthambore Fort.

ALL COURTESY PHOTOS

NEW&NEWS

A WHOLE NEW WORLD

Bali Safari & Marine Park


Jalan Prof Ida Bagus Mantra,
Km 19,8 Gianyar
(0361) 950-000
www.balisafarimarinepark.com

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SPORTY SPOT
For those who like to watch football, tennis, and any other
sport, Smoqee Sports Bar & Lounge is where you should
be. Located at the Le Meridien Bali Jimbaran, Smoqee
is the only sports bar in the Jimbaran area where you
can watch your favorite team on the big screen while
sipping a glass of your favorite cold beverage from
their extensive choices of beer and cocktails. Light bites
are also available for you who either come to watch
the games or just want to relax in the bars patio that
overlooks Jimbaran Bay. The best part is that Smoqee also
has a pool table, beer pong, and online darts! Flat screen
TVs are displayed in every corner with numerous sport
channels to watch, from Soccer Channel, Fox Sports, Fight
Sports, and more, so youll never miss a thing.
Smoqee Sports Bar & Lounge
Jalan Bukit Permai, Jimbaran
(0361) 8466-888
www.lemeridienbalijimbaran.com/smoqeesportsbar

KICK BACK!
Puma, one of the most
remarkable shoe brands in
the world, has just launched
Blaze, their latest collection
that combines sport and streetready style. Back in the 90s Puma
launched Blaze of Glory, which was made with the
Trinomic technology that explains why the shoes
were so comfortable to wear. But today Puma Blaze
has evolved and come up with a more contemporary
design as well as subtle stitching and a solid
yet comfortable sole, and all made out of light
material. Not only available at their ofcial stores in
Indonesia, Puma Blaze can also be purchased online
on www.blibli.com or www.zalora.co.id.
Puma
Discovery Shopping Mall, 1st Floor
(0361) 769-719
www.puma.com

HAPPY SHOPPING!
The arrival of the most anticipated Swedish brand has become the talk
of the island over the last couple of months. And nally near the end of
February, Hennes & Mauritz (H&M for short) has opened its doors at the
Mal Bali Galeria with numerous collections to stock up your wardrobe.
The opening was attended by more than 500 people who lined up to be
one of the lucky guests to shop with special discounts that applied only on
that day. The performances of Panyembrama and Kecak dances made the
event even merrier as guests explored the numerous collections of H&M
Women, H&M Men, H&M Kids, and also H&M Sports with a special
collection by David Beckham.
H&M
Mal Bali Galeria, 1st oor
Jalan By Pass I Gusti Ngurah Rai, Simpang Dewa Ruci, Kuta
(0361) 846-5386, www.hm.com/id/

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THE ART
OF OGOH-OGOH
OGOH-OGOH, THE SYMBOLS OF
THE DARK FORCE, ARE PARADED ON
THE STREETS BEFORE FINALLY BEING
DESTROYED THE EVENING PRIOR TO
THE SILENT DAY

very year the

creativity and imagination by the

hitting gongs or kitchen pots while

manifestation of Bhuta

local people, then marched on the

holding a torch and circling their

Kala, the dark force, is

streets before nally being destroyed

houses. Then the Bhuta Kala is

much anticipated by the

by burning. This ritual is believed to

sent back to its home through

Balinese people. During

send the Bhuta Kala back to its home

the Tawur Kasanga ceremony,

the Pengerupukan, a ritual held one

with some offerings to keep Mother

while its manifestation in the

day prior to the Silent Day also

Earth in balance.

form of ogoh-ogoh is marched

known as Nyepi, the most important

On the day of Pengerupukan,

to catus pata (the intersection)

day in the Balinese calendar as the

Bhuta Kala awakes during the dusk,

accompanied by the sounds of

people celebrate the New Year of

just when the day turns to night. At

lomloman (a bazooka made of

Saka Bhuta Kala is represented in

this time, noise comes from every

bamboo) and gamelan drums.

the monstrous dolls called ogoh-

corner of the Balinese peoples

Today this ritual is known as the

ogoh, made with an abundance of

houses as they make sounds by

Ogoh-Ogoh Parade

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ogoh-ogoh has been a constant

NATURAL ELEMENT

ritual in the Balinese tradition.

One month prior to Pengerupukan,

Ogoh-ogoh are mostly related


to Balinese urban legends, like

their ogoh-ogoh at the local banjar

the story of Barong Landung, the

(village). Each of the ogoh-ogoh

son of King Sri Jaya Pangus from

are thoughtfully designed based

Balingkang. The manifestation of

on their imagination and are very

Barong Landung is believed to be

much inspired by legendary stories

the beginning of the Ogoh-Ogoh

like folklore, black magic, and

Parade. Meanwhile, the ogoh-ogoh

traditional puppet shows. The design

in Selat in Karangasem is closely

are varied some make giants

linked to Ngusaba Ndong, a

with long nails and fangs, some

tradition using a kind of a scarecrow

make the manifestation of gods

to repel pests.

and goddesses or the characters

WHERE IT ALL BEGINS


The Ogoh-Ogoh Parade became
popular in 1983 when President
Suharto announced that the Silent
Day was ofcially a national
holiday. The Balinese Hindus
welcomed this news with much joy
and they celebrated by making
ogoh-ogoh, which were then known
as onggokan. In 1990, ogoh-ogoh
were paraded in the 12th Bali Art
Festival that was joined by all eight

Balinese youngsters start to design

One of the ogoh-ogoh on


Pengerupukan Day.

regencies of Bali. Ever since then,

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It could take weeks or months


to create an ogoh-ogoh.

In our conversation he mentioned


that there were also other important
aspects in making an ogoh-ogoh.
In making an ogoh-ogoh, not
only is it important to use ecofriendly material, but also to make
it with ngulat, an old technique to
build something together, hand in
hand, he explained. His statement
reminded me of the time I witnessed
my 13-year-old brother Gungde
Rangga Wijaya making an ogohogoh with his peers after school for
two weeks. Although the body part
of traditional puppets, while others

was not really perfect, it was the

create ogoh-ogoh based on current

togetherness that counted, not to

issues or popular gures in the pop

mention that their ogoh-ogoh was

culture. One thing is for sure, each

made using collective funds some

ogoh-ogoh is made with passion,

of the parents donated some money

imagination and intricate details,

to support their childrens creativity.

and that explains why the ogoh-

Ogoh-ogoh may actually be

ogoh are visually wowing.

considered a relatively new ritual

One of this years ogoh-ogoh that

in Bali, but it has become one of

became a trending topic in social


media was made by Banjar Tainsiat.

were no less interesting as the local

to the Silent Day. In fact, it is now

Their ogoh-ogoh was named Bade

youngsters crafted them by hand.

a tradition that completes the

Mas, representing a man who turns

And the golden paint for the outt

Silent Day ritual. And the process

into a giant Bade Mas (a bade is a

made it even more impressive to see.

of making ogoh-ogoh is surely

container used to carry the dead in

enjoyable as it takes the whole

the Ngaben, a Balinese cremation

HAND IN HAND

village to create one, preferably

ritual) using black magic. I was so

Putu Marmar Herayukti, a young

using materials that are friendly

interested in the making of Bade

man from Banjar Gemeh, rst

to the environment. In a way,

Mas that I followed the makers

initiated the use of eco-friendly

the making of ogoh-ogoh reects

Instagram account (@keduxgarage)

material. Since 2014 he has been

the meaning of Tri Hita Karana,

where he posted photos of every

campaigning for eco-friendly ogoh-

the Balinese philosophy of living

step of the process. The Bade Mas

ogoh, and his efforts so successfully

harmoniously with God, other

ogoh-ogoh was made from bamboo

inuenced the ofcials in Denpasar

humans and nature the core

strips and recycled paper no

that they hosted an eco-friendly

principles that the Balinese hold

Styrofoam at all, which makes this

ogoh-ogoh competition.

dearly despite globalization, so that

ogoh-ogoh eco-friendly from head to

I was lucky to get the chance to

toe. The ornaments and accessories

meet Marmar a couple of years ago.

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they wont forget their true values.


By Agung Parameswara

PHOTOS BY AGUNG PARAMESWARA (WWW.AGUNGPARAMESWARA.COM,


WWW,AGUNGPARAMESWARA.PHOTOSHELTER.COM)

the most important aspects prior

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LIFESTYLE&LEISURE

to the main gate of the museum. And


at the front, an enormous statue of
Bung Karno rises majestically, as if

NATIONAL TREASURE
THIS IDYLLIC ISLAND IS NOT JUST HOME TO
SOME OF THE COUNTRYS BEST LANDSCAPES,
BUT IS ALSO CLOSELY LINKED TO THE GLORIOUS
TIMES IN THE HISTORY OF INDONESIA

welcoming the visitors.


The entrance fee to the museum
is only Rp. 20,000, and upon arrival
guests will be greeted by a number
of guides wearing Batik shirts. Wellspoken and courteous, these tour
guides are local youngsters from
Tampaksiring who volunteer to work

in the museum. After getting their


ocated in Tampaksiring

Karno is closely linked to Bali. He

tickets, guests will be escorted by

alongside Jalan Dr. Ir.

even built a presidential palace in

one of the guides to the exhibition

Sukarno lies The Sukarno

Tampaksiring, only a few kilometers

rooms where they will get a

Center, a museum that

away from this museum, which was

thorough historical explanation.

is often forgotten by

one of his most favorite palaces and

tourists. This dainty museum hosts


memorabilia from the Indonesias

he visited it frequently.
Nestled on a one-hectare plot of

In case you are curious about


what the museum has to offer,
come and join me as I explore The

rst president, Sukarno (also known

land, The Sukarno Center resembles

Sukarno Center. But rst of all, take

as Bung Karno), a charming leader

a huge Balinese house, which makes

off your shoes before entering the

whose popularity is still unrivaled

it really easy to spot from the main

museum as a sign of respect it is

by his predecessors. As a son of a

street. A line of Indonesian ags

common courtesy in the Javanese

Balinese noble from Buleleng, Bung

utter along the road, leading guests

tradition.

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Sukarno and his family.

THE FAMILY ROOM


A huge Garuda Pancasila sculpture
welcomes the visitors at the front

creates a lavish ambience. There

president, Megawati Soekarnoputri.

door. The Garuda Pancasila is one

are about 150 old photographs

There are also some photographs of

of Indonesias icons, with ve core

depicting Sukarnos life as a man

Sukarno with international icons and

principles that are the foundation in

and as the President of Indonesia,

leaders like Marilyn Monroe, Pandit

the daily lives of Indonesians. The

all of them from his familys private

Jawaharlal Nehru, Mao Zedong and

Garuda bird holds the nationals

collection. It was actually Sukmawati

John F. Kennedy.

principle Bhinneka Tunggal Ika

Soekarnoputri, one of Sukarnos

which means Unity in Diversity a

daughters, who handpicked and

THE MYSTICAL ROOM

slogan reminding people to live

arranged each of the items in

When I passed the proclamation

harmoniously side-by-side despite

the museum.

room my body shivered as the voice

the fact that Indonesia consists of

The rst oor of The Sukarno

of President Sukarno resounded from

millions of people with various

Center is divided into several

the speakers, citing the proclamation

traditions, tribes and beliefs. To be

different sections including a

text he announced on Indonesian

honest, this philosophy seems to

proclamation room, a family room

Independence Day on August 17th

be quite forgotten in this modern

and an international room. The

1945. The proclamation room is

era, and probably thats why I got

family room displays the history

set to relive the memory of that

goosebumps as I stood in front of

of the Sukarno clan. Sukarno is

historical day. A framed hand-written

the Garuda.

famous for his charm towards the

proclamation text with the signature

As I went further in the museum

ladies as he wedded nine women,

of Sukarno and Mohammad Hatta

I was deeply in awe. The Sukarno

among them Naoko Nemoto, also

(Indonesias rst vice president) is

Center is elegantly arranged and

known as Ratna Sari Dewi Sukarno,

also displayed alongside the photo

all the collections are beautifully

a Japanese Geisha whom he met

of these two great men. As an

preserved. The dcor is modest

during an ofcial visit to Japan, and

Indonesian, I felt nothing but proud

yet gallant. The interior resembles

Fatmawati, Indonesias First Lady

when I witnessed this historical

an antique presidential palace,

with whom Sukarno had ve children

memorabilia that marked the birth

dominated by red and gold that

including Indonesias rst female

of this great nation.

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After exploring the proclamation


room I went up to the second oor
where a special room dedicated to
Nyai Roro Kidul is located Nyai
Roro Kidul is a legendary female
deity who is believed to be the
Queen of Javas Southern Sea. And
Sukarno, who was fond of anything
mystical, is said to have had a close
link with Nyai Roro Kidul. Many
also believe that the Queen of the

Looking at the old photos of


Sukarno is really inspiring.

Southern Sea served as a special


protector to the late president.
This special room is home to all
collections related to the Queen

that the atmosphere of the room was

inspiring to see him standing there

including a painting of her in her

quite mystical, as the scent of the

with pride, sending a message to

green attire some of her paintings

incense placed next to a Balinese

the world that Indonesia is a strong

were created by Sukarno himself.

offering for the Queen was wafting

nation. The photo exhibition then

through the air.

leads to a main room that is well

guide said that this room is sacred

protected and only open for special

so women who are in their period

INDONESIAN PRIDE

occasions. The room is displaying

are prohibited. Many visitors offer

After Nyai Roro Kiduls room I

more artifacts and memorabilia,

up prayers in this room, including

decided to explore more of the

including a series of command

Ibu Sukmawati when she came visit.

museum. Lining the walls leading

wands that have become a part of

During my visit I could really feel

to the main room are photos of

Sukarnos style.

Sukarno during his presidential


duties. At that time Sukarno may

will get two posters of Sukarno

have been just a president from

as souvenirs. And as I walked out

a newborn country, but his charm

of The Sukarno Center I realized

put Indonesia on the global map

that this museum reminds me a

very quickly. I believe it was his

lot of the Palace of Versailles in

noble reputation and forward vision

France. Perhaps its the elegance,

that resulted in Indonesia being

the comfort, or the nostalgia from

acknowledged and respected by

looking at those old historical

other countries in the world.

photos? What I know for sure is that

Among all the photos in this

The Sukarno Center is designed


with an elegant interior.

At the end of the tour, visitors

I could feel a huge sense of pride

room, my personal favorite is of

when exploring this historical site.

him standing in front of the rst

Indonesia is indeed a great nation

prototype of Indonesias ofcial

with a glorious past and hopefully a

Garuda Indonesia airplane during

bright future as well.

his presidential visit to India. It is so

By Nadia Bintoro

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PHOTOS BY NADIA BINTORO

When I entered the room my

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23

DINE&DELIGHTS

Spanish
Flavors
INDULGING
IN AUTHENTIC
MEDITERRANEAN
CUISINE IN THE HEART
OF SEMINYAK

t has only been a couple of

Camorra and MoVida Balis head

months since MoVida Bali rst

chef Jimmy Parker.

ofcially opened its doors, but


this restaurant has conrmed its

THE TAPAS CHOICES

position as one of the islands

Located on the ground oor of the

most authentic Spanish restaurants.

Katamama Hotel an upcoming

MoVida Bali is the rst Australia

hotel that is part of the PTT Family,

acclaimed MoVida restaurant to

the group behind the Potato Head

open overseas with the quality that

Beach Club MoVida Bali has an

the team in the land down under has

interesting design. Just like the rest

maintained for years. This restaurant

of the hotel building, the walls of the

is offering up Mediterranean avors,

restaurant are made of traditional

set up by MoVida co-founder Frank

Balinese bricks, adding a homey

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feeling to the place. MoVida Bali


looks very unique with classic
furniture made of rattan and teak,
created by the islands talented
craftsmen.
Upon entering the restaurant,
guests will be greeted by friendly
staff and escorted to their table, just
like what I experienced during my
visit to MoVida Bali one beautiful
night. As soon as I was seated,
one of the waitresses assisted me
with the menu which I needed as
Im not really familiar with Spanish
cuisine. Turns out the staff at MoVida
Bali are really helpful as they have a

Cangrejo, soft shell crab served


in a black bun.

deep understanding of each item on


the menu.
After some deliberation, I

and crispy croutons. Next was the

decided to start my dinner with

Atun Rojo, delicate tuna belly served

Anchoa from the Tapas list, which

with a slice of watermelon marinated

is actually MoVidas signature dish.

with gazpacho to make it so delicate

The Anchoa consists of Cantabrian

and avorsome, and the hint of

Anchovies that are combined

beetroot on top added a savory

perfectly with smoked tomato sorbet

avor to the dish.


The Cangrejo is another item
from the Tapas list that is a musttry. Imagine crunchy soft shell crab
served in a soft and savory black
bun made with squid ink both
are combined nicely with the
punchy taste of bisque alioli. The
combination of the three was like
reworks in my mouth.

MADE TO SHARE
It is best to spend dinner at MoVida
Bali with a number of close friends
and family, as some of the dishes
are meant to be shared. For instance

Cordero, a Javanese lamb shoulder


served with saffron potatoes.

their menu items from the Raciones

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From the Raciones list,


Salpicon (left) and Cecina (above).

list is made for two or more guests,

these dishes are literally nger-

closure their Flan is totally hard to

like the Salpicon which is my

licking good!

resist. I couldnt get over this soft and

Though many ingredients are

sweet Spanish cream caramel that is

reminds me of Peruvian ceviche

sourced from throughout Bali some

made even more complete with the

although it is less tangy. This dish

of the local producers are now

crunchy texture of Pestinos Pastries.

is really fresh, serving delicate

growing produce native to Spain

MoVida Bali also has a list of

tuna belly with Ajo Blanco sauce

exclusively for MoVida Bali the

both non-alcoholic and alcoholic

and a splash of white wine, and is

restaurant also imports some of their

drinks to be paired with their

complete with orange caviar and

ingredients straight from Spain for

dishes. The mocktail list consists of

seaweed.

their authenticity. The Spanish are

fresh beverages like Lemon Juleb

widely known for preserving their

and Vanilla Iced Kopi, while for

of wood red grilled dishes on their

freshest seafood in tins, and MoVida

the cocktails they offer Rosella

Josper Oven list, which are also

Bali is bringing them to this island on

Margarita, MoVida Martini and

meant for sharing. Pollo, the organic

their Conservas list. Get ready to dig

more. But my favorite is surely their

Javanese chicken with Mojo Verde

in to this preserved ne seafood by

Classic Sangria, which completed

sauce (made of coriander, parsley

The Espinaler from the Tapias family

my Spanish culinary experience at

and vinegar), is made complete with

that has been popular since 1896

the restaurant.

Escalivada Salad, which consists of

my personal favorite is Ventresca, a

By Risty Nurraisa

three types of pepper. Meanwhile,

tuna belly served with katalan bread.

MoVida Bali also offers selections

Movida Bali

Cordero will please your palate


with delish Javanese lamb shoulder

SWEET CLOSURE

Katamama

served with saffron potatoes. Both

All the savory dishes are denitely

Jalan Petitenget No. 51B, Seminyak

Pollo and Cordero have a thick

fullling, but dont forget to save

(0361) 302-9999

Mediterranean avor, and trust me,

some room for dessert for a sweet

www.katamama.com

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF MOVIDA BALI

favorite dish from this list. Salpicon

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27

PROFILE&PORTRAIT

as she shared her experiences as


one of the most inuential footware
businesswomen in the world, despite
the fact that she actually comes from
a very small town in Bali. So, what is
her secret to success? Check out the
interview
BB: What made you fall in love
with shoes?
ND: The answer is simple: the love
itself. It is simply my love and history
with shoes that brought me to
where I am today. When
I was a child, my shoes
were always too big. My
mother had very little
money at that time, so she
bought me shoes that were
too big for me so that they
would last for a couple of
years until I outgrew them. I
began to love shoes and told myself
that someday I would own shoes

NILUH DJELANTIK, THE


FREE-SPIRITED AND
CREATIVE LADY BEHIND
THE SHOE BRAND
NAMED AFTER HER,
SPILLS HER SECRETS TO
SUCCESS IN THE RETAIL
JUNGLE.

create them myself. As time went by

stroll

I began to build a career path in the

around the

retail industry, but still I had my eyes

Petitenget

on shoes for pleasure. I now have

area, you

hundreds of shoes in my closet, and

just might have seen a massive

never take my eyes off these pairs of

sign with the drawing of a red high

happiness.

heel shoe and in case you are


wondering, that is the quintessential

BB: When did you decide to turn

sign of Niluh Djelantiks store, a

your love of shoes into a business?

shoe haven for fashionistas. Bali

ND: I started to know a little too

& Beyond (BB) has always been

much about shoes it was like a

fond of her collections, and in

love and hate relationship for me.

our talk with Niluh Djelantik (ND)

The more I knew about the character

one beautiful afternoon she let us

of shoes that t me, the more I was

understand more about her products

sure that I should make my own

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF NILUH DJELANTIK

The
Shoe Must
Go On

that actually t, or maybe even


hen you

shoes. And at that time I dont think

most peaceful time. When I enter

there were any local shoe brands

the warehouse and meet the boys to

that were tremendously loved by

discuss and make the shoes, I feel

Indonesian women, not like how the

disconnected with the world outside.

Italians love Salvatore Ferragamo

Im really focused on the production

for example. So I started up Nilou, a

and its chaotic vibe. Somehow, it

French spelling of my name Niluh, in

is my happy place. And the more

2004. I created a Nilou workshop in

I get to know the boys, who mostly

Kerobokan and maintaining quality

are the shoemakers, the more I love

was my main devotion. It was quite

them and want to give back to them.

for when you have a dream and the

a success as it managed to sell in

There are about 30 workers now,

motivation you will eventually make

20 countries.

and most of them joined the team

it. But dont forget to do everything

when I started the business.

with principal and character and stay

But then the company was


hijacked by a big Chinese company

Another thing that keeps me

true to yourself, but also be exible.

in 2008, so I had to rebrand and

going is the enthusiasm from

For instance, some of our customers

renew my products. In 2009 I started

Indonesian women towards our

come to our shop and bring their

up the business again under my own

collections. I hope that our creations

Niluh Djelantik shoes they bought

name, Niluh Djelantik, to show the

will have a special place in the

ages ago, and all they want is to x

world that our country is capable of

heart of Indonesian women. They

the heels or resize them. I fulll their

creating an original, beautiful, and

probably have European shoes or

requests most of the time because I

high quality product. The Chinese

shoes from other brands, but to

want to be exible for them. Business

company offered me to work with

know they also have a pair of Niluh

is about love, dedication, and

them in their wholesale system, but

Djelantik in their closet, it pays off all

loyalty. When you apply those three

I completely rejected the offer and

the hard work.

ingredients to your business, people

preferred to rebuild my brand with my

can feel it and they will come to you

loyal team. After all its just not about

BB: What does it take for the

business and making money, it is

younger generation to follow

more about the journey of a woman

your path?

BB: What are your plans for

who makes her dream come true.

ND: I conduct a few classes in retail

the future?

business at some universities in

ND: We are currently building a

BB: How do you maintain the success

Indonesia, and I always remind the

store in Kemang, Jakarta. It is quite

of your brand?

students to nd their

unique because I built a small temple

ND: Its not always easy, as the

balance. You dont

there to place offerings which

global economy makes us struggle

have to have big

is not really common in Jakarta, I

at times. And as my team consists

capital,

must say. The building has been in

as regular customers.

mostly of boys, keeping them

progress for almost three years now,

consistent is not easy. I need to be

and hopefully it will be ofcially

a friend, a boss, and a mother at

launched this year.

the same time. But even though its

By Suhartina Sindukusumo

difcult and chaotic, I always nd


www.niluhdjelantik.com

my time at the warehouse as the

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INVITE&INDULGE

SPRING
ALL YEAR LONG
BALIS ENDLESS SUMMER HAS INSPIRED SPRING SPA
TO OPEN A UNIQUE SANCTUARY ON SEMINYAK
VILLAGES ROOFTOP

ven before it was open,

to take either the escalator or

by oor-to-ceiling glass windows

the second outlet of the

the elevator for those who love

that give way to the suns rays,

eccentric Spring Spa was

window-shopping taking the

while the manicure-pedicure area is

the talk of the town due

escalator would be the best option,

lled with natural colors and a neat

to its location, which is

but I personally took the elevator

tropical setting. Bhavna Thapar,

nestled on the rooftop of Seminyak

from the lobby straight to the top

Spring Spas Global Marketing

Village, the newest mall on the

oor. When I arrived on the rooftop

and Publicity representative, told

island. And now the waiting is over

I found a stone path that led me to

me prior to my treatment that,

as the spa has ofcially opened, not

the spa entrance. I was even more in

The Spring Spa is an innovative,

only can guests nd inner balance

awe when I walked into the spa as I

contemporary spa that is different

with the spas signature treatments,

could feel that this sanctuary instantly

from the conventional ones. By

but they are treated with a perfect

reset my busy state of mind.

contemporary she meant that guests

view of sunset and some healthy

The spa is designed in a chic

can enjoy cutting edge treatments

and modern style that will take

with the worlds most famous beauty

mall-goers into a new world where

brands and get a spa experience

A REAL TREAT

city vibes and island life merge into

like nowhere else in Bali. She also

To get to the spa, you can choose

one. The indoor area is surrounded

mentioned that the Spring Spa is

beverages.

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treatments for those who need more

will be indulged with a choice of

privacy. But the unique part of the

fresh juices or coconut water for a

spa is actually the bar, where a

welcome drink I chose the coconut

DJ is playing soothing sounds and

water and was quite surprised to see

fresh beverages are served, making

that it was served inside a coconut

this bar more like a cozy summer

shell. To sip the fresh coconut water

lounge and a place to hang out even

and munch on the fruit are already

for those who are not up for any

a treat on its own, and I was even

treatments.

more excited when I found out that

But now lets go back to the

coconut was the star ingredient of

main area where the spa treatments

the treatment I was up for that day,

are waiting. From body massages,

Coco Crme V, a scrub treatment

facials, hydro-therapy body scrubs,

that involves creamy coconut oil

manicures and pedicures to waxing

whipped together with coconut

and wraps, the Spring Spa has them

akes and sugar.

all, and each treatment is reviewed

As soon as I nished my coconut

on a regular basis so guests will nd

water a therapist led me to the

something new when they return to

treatment room, a small one with

this sanctuary.

grey walls and a massage table in


the center. The therapist then placed

A COCONUT DREAM

a cloth on the table and told me to

The coconut is like the iconic fruit of

lay down. As I lay on the massage

Bali, and the Spring Spa elevates it

table, my eyes stared up at four

to the next level. Upon arrival guests

showers on the ceiling. A coconut

far from formal, and especially


designed to combine pampering
with a fun environment.
Looking around the spa, I believe
fun is the right word to describe
the place. The main area of the
Spring Spa with its oor-to-ceiling
glass windows is perfect for groups
celebrating a special occasion like
a bachelorette pampering party,
and is even complete with a blowdry area. So while having a foot
massage and a nail treatment, guests
can enjoy the view of the shpond
outside and a small temple. The
Spring Spa also provides individual
rooms for massages and other body

A special space for guests to have a manicure


and pedicure treatment.

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scrub and four showers to wash it

is incredible for hair rejuvenation,

couple of minutes before the end of

off this would be one of the most

making it look really fresh. Then

the treatment, the therapist told me

exhilarating treatments Ive ever had,

the therapist smeared the scrub all

to close my eyes and then she turned

and I could not wait to see how silky

over my body. While applying the

on the four showers the water

my skin would be.

scrub, she explained that all the

poured all over my body to wash

coconut ingredients mixed in the

off the scrub and made my hair and

massage using a vanilla coconut hair

bowl are amazing for exfoliating

skin totally puried.

mask that promised to hydrate and

and moisturizing my skin. Halfway

smoothen my hair. Although it only

through the 45-minute treatment, I

off the showers and handed me a

takes 15 minutes, this head massage

could feel my skin absorbing all the

warm towel, I asked what I should

is not to be underestimated, as it

goodness of the coconut mixture. A

do after the treatment is done. She

The treatment began with a head

When the therapist nally turned

answered, Not much. Just have


some more coconut drink while
enjoying the sunset and chilling
to the music by the DJ. Honestly,
its like spring all year long at the
Spring Spa.

Spring Spa
Rooftop level, Seminyak Village
Jalan Kayu Jati Basangkasa,
Seminyak
The bar at Spring Spa which is also
wonderful for a rooftop sunset session.

0813-3862-7222
www.springspa.com

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF SPRING SPA

By Suhartina Sindukusumo

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33

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PB UNDERGROUND COURTESY PHOTOS,


SIND
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ALL OTHERS BY RISTY NURRAISA AND SUHARTINA SINDUKUSUMO

SIGHTS&SOUNDS

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quotes and fun facts that we
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REST&RELAXATION

take their place on the ground oor.


Brown Feather also has two Magena
units 34-square-meter suites that
are perfect for travelers with children.
And if you make an early booking,
you might be able to stay at the
Halona View, which has a balcony
and an almost 180 degree view of
Brown Feathers lobby area.

the rice elds yes, there are rice


elds just behind Brown Feather that

Eat, Play, Snooze


ENJOY THESE PETITE YET UNIQUE AND HOMEY
ACCOMMODATIONS IN BALI, WITH INTERESTING
NEIGHBORHOODS TO EXPLORE
By Risty Nurraisa

are a view to treasure.


Brown Feather is complete with
a swimming pool, a high speed
Wi-Fi connection and of course
a dining place where you can
enjoy either fried rice or American
breakfast to give you energy in the
morning. What makes it so perfect
is the location, just a stroll away

he number of lavish hotels


with ve-star services
in Bali seems endless,
but if youre looking for
a different and unique

experience, staying at a bed and


breakfast is the answer. A small inn
with high-quality hospitality and a
number of interesting activities to do
around the area, just might be what
you need for a perfect getaway.

Recycled wood is used throughout

from Seminyaks food scene and

These four accommodation options

the inn, while materials from a

restaurants like Metis, BOW, and

offer modest yet unique rooms for

shipwreck are used for the doors

Slippery Stone. You can also rent a

your holiday.

and the windows of the rooms. Each

motorbike to cruise around the area,

room is made even more beautiful

but taking a walk or riding a bicycle

RECYCLED WOODS

with premium linens and furniture,

(the inn has two bicycles to lend) is

Located in Batu Belig, Brown Feather

making the place look ne yet

surely more fun.

is surely one of a kind. This bed and

feeling homey at the same time.

breakfast is not just designed with a

This two-story bed and breakfast

Brown Feather

unique interior vintage decorations

has 16 rooms of several types.

Jalan Batu Belig No. 100,

including an old-style Vespa add an

Ahusaka, the 16-square-meter rooms,

Kerobokan

eclectic touch to the place but is

are located on the upper level, while

(0361) 473-2165

also built with eco-friendly material.

Halona, which are slightly bigger,

www.brownfeather.com

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Omah Apik is
a hidden gem in Gianyar.

SIMPLY SERENE

a rustic cottage with a semi-open

Omah Kumpul, where you can

Sitting within the natural setting of

garden bathroom and a terrace that

get together with your friends and

Pejeng Village, just fteen minutes

overlooks the garden and a shpond.

lounge on the large day beds.

east of Ubud township, Omah Apik

With a view of the rice paddies

Though the location is quite

is a very serene place to stay. Eleven

and an enchanting sunset, this

secluded, there are a lot of activities

bedrooms divided into several

mini resort is designed in Balinese,

you can do around the area. Visiting

categories (Superior, Deluxe, and

Javanese and Colonial styles of

Pejeng Village, you can learn the

Deluxe & King Suites) are available,

architecture and is complete with

Balinese way of living as well as

each equipped with top-notch

a dining place called the Omah

learning the local language. The

facilities like a hot water shower,

Kitchen, where you can relish their

Pejeng Traditional Market is a

air-conditioners, and a refrigerator

delicious meals for breakfast, lunch

must-visit, where you can nd fresh

the Deluxe & King Suites even

and dinner their homemade jams

local produce every morning. There

come with a coffee or tea maker. For

are a must-try. Omah Apik also

are also cultural and historical sites

more privacy, Omah Apik also has

provides a special place called

nearby such as the Goa Gajah


Cave, Tirta Empul Water Temple,
Monkey Forest Reserve and the
ARMA Museum.
Omah Apik
Jalan Kenyem Bulan Banjar Pande,
Desa Pejeng, Gianyar
(0361) 944-324
www.omah-apik.com

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Absorbing the positivity of


the natural environment at Barn N Bunk.

ONE WITH NATURE

enjoy an unobstructed view of the

Living in harmony thats the feeling

rice elds as well as of Mount Agung

farming dont worry, as there are

you get when you stay at Barn N

and the Nusa Penida peninsula

other fun activities to do. Barn N

Bunk. Situated in a secluded area

in the background. This bed and

Bunk is surrounded by rice elds,

near Masceti Beach in Gianyar,

breakfast also has an organic

making it pleasant to take a walk

this bed and breakfast will let you

farming education center where you

or to go jogging on the track.

commune with nature as it embraces

can learn about Balinese rice culture.

Otherwise, you can go to Masceti

the Balinese Tri Hita Karana

In fact, Barn N Bunk is collaborating

Beach to sh or to Keramas Beach for

philosophy living harmoniously with

with the local government in creating

surng and a morning Yoga class.

God, with humans, and with nature.

an agricultural tourist destination by

This bed and breakfast has two

But if youre not really up for

supporting local farmers in nurturing

Barn N Bunk

types of villas; the Eco-Bungalow (the

their rice elds using the System of

Desa Medahan Pantai Masceti,

wooden villas) and the Eco-Hostel

Rice Intensication (SRI) that will also

Gianyar, (0361) 479-1128

the second provides single beds in

increase the rice production.

www.facebook.com/BarnNBunk

two separate rooms, very suitable


for solo travelers as each bed has its
own curtains for privacy, charging
points and a fan. Barn N Bunk is an
eco-friendly accommodation the
furniture is all made of recycled
wood sourced around Masceti
Beach, and the beds in the EcoBungalow are made of recycled
ALL COURTESY PHOTOS

teak wood and adorned with dried


banana leaves
Each of the bungalows sit in
1,000 square meters of organic rice
paddy to make sure that you can still

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LETS STROLL AROUND


Unlike the other three mini resorts
listed above, Room & Vespa
provides rooms only and a main
swimming pool for guests. Room
& Vespa is nestled in four different
locations in Seminyak; our team got
the chance to visit the Room & Vespa
1 that is located near Seminyak
Village.
Room & Vespa 1 has four rooms,
and that is why this is perfect for

Room & Vespa provides swimming pool for guests


to dip in after strolling around the island.

those who are looking for a quiet


place in the heart of Seminyak. Each

private bathroom.

two Vespas that you can rent, but

Although this inn doesnt have a

you can also ask the staff to help you

room is really comfortable and is

dining area, you dont need to worry

nd other types of scooter to rent

designed in an eclectic style three

as restaurants offering delicious

as well.

suites are furnished with king-size

meals are just around the corner

beds while the other one is complete

Grocer & Grind, Sisterelds, BO$$

Room & Vespa 1

with twin beds that can be set up

MAN, and Motel Mexicola are only

Jalan Kayu Jati,

into a king. Each of the rooms is

a short stroll away. To make your

Gang Sri Dharma, Seminyak

equipped with air-conditioners, a

holiday even more fun, why dont

(0361) 733-875

ceiling fan, a TV and a spacious

you rent a bike? Room & Vespa has

www.roomandvespa.com

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FOTOFOLIO
Irene Hoff - The Heart of Bali

HOUSE OF ARTISTS
Since it was rst established in 2015, Bali-based View from a Cloud has captured the eyes of
art lovers by creating a unique concept where with just one click to their website, art enthusiasts
will be connected to numerous talented artists from Indonesia and across the globe. This virtual
gallery is meant to help boost the exposure of contemporary art and make it easily accessible
to everyone. View from a Cloud also aims to help encourage talented artists to break out of their
ordinary lives and create fresh artwork with new perspectives. Some of the artists whose artworks
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Irene Hoff - Truce 150x150cm

are on display in this virtual gallery are Anas Etan, Purwadi, Oesoef Olla, and the brains behind
this art movement, Spanish artist Mersuka Dopazo and renowned Dutch artist Irene Hoff (www.
irenehoff.com). View from a Cloud is hosting exhibitions in Bali and other part of Asia on a
regular basis their creations are currently being displayed at U Paasha Seminyak Bali on Jalan
Laksmana No. 77.
www.viewfromacloud.com
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Irene Hoff - Commission Piece Melbourne 200x110 cm

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Mersuka Dopazo - I Need You

Purwadi - Red Jambu - 250x170 cm

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Mersuka Dopazo - The Couple

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Anas Etan - Jinny in the Bottle 120x160 cm

Irene Hoff - Groupie 150x120 cm

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Oesoef Olla - No Pop - 140 x 100 cm

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Oesoef Olla - No On 90x75 cm

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LITTLELOVES

The 3D shark painting at the


Sea World room.

BETWEEN
W
A
ART
GALLERIES, TEMPLES,
AND HISTORICAL SITES,
THIS 3D MUSEUM IS
AN UNEXPECTEDLY
AMUSING ATTRACTION
ON THE ISLAND
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n the land full of beaches and

are actually inside a giant pyramid

nature galore, it is not really

in Egypt. Dont be a stranger,

difcult to decide where to go

said Bobby Doko, the Marketing

on the weekends or to unwind

Director of DMZ during my visit to

after work. But what happens

the museum. Explore more of the

when one has had quite enough of

museum and discover more magical

the outdoor activities and fancies

paintings.

something different? Dont worry


because the options for attractions

He didnt lie. The path then led


to Sea World, which wiped away

in Bali are quite limitless and


one of them is the Dream Museum
Zone (DMZ) that sits right on Jalan
Nakula. Displaying numerous three-dimensional paintings, this museum
has successfully put an ear-to-ear
grin on a visitors face.

AN ARTSY TOUR
Some say that Bali has everything
you could wish for and this
statement inspired a Korean
D
businessman to bring the popular 3D
museum concept to Bali, following

Going up the Stairway to


Heaven, anyone?

th
the success of such museums in South
es.
Korea, Thailand, and the Philippines.
Located in the heart of Kuta, the
DMZ boasts up to 120 paintings

the humidity in Egypt and is full

the walls this tricky illusion really

with 14 different themes. Get ready

of paintings with tropical setting

got me captivated. More paintings

to be mesmerized upon entering

such as mermaids, the ocean, and

with different themes were just as

the museum, as almost all parts on

sea salt. Next is the Safari room

astonishing towards the end of the

the inside are painted with 3D art,

where giraffes, elephants, and other

tour. One of the rooms that amused

including the walls, oors, and even

African animals seem to come alive.

me was the Korean, where Psy,

the air conditioners.

Check out the painting where a

the Korean singer that gained

Open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

zebra is leaping out of the frame

popularity with his Gangnam Style

every day, this museum is comprised

it really looks as though the zebra

song, and a notable Korean girl

of several rooms, each with different

is alive!

band are painted as if they are

theme. The rst one is Egypt, a

From Safari, the trail next

actually singing and dancing in front

room with humid-weather mood

leads to the Classic room, where

of me. The Eye Illusion room was

where pyramids and Cleopatra-

a painting of a Dutch lady in the

also one of my favorites this room

like paintings and labyrinth-style

1930s is pouring water outside

is really unique as there is a trick

room make visitors feel as if they

of the frame that is hung on one of

that will make one seem to be a lot

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smaller
ll th
than ones
ffriends
i d iin a photo.
h t .
And for the Indonesian
experience, DMZ has an
Indonesian Heritage room where
monkeys in the Ubud Monkey

the best spots for guests to pose

created by eight Korean and three

Forest or strike a pose in front of the

with each of the paintings the

Balinese painters. And to celebrate

Prambanan Temple in Central Java.

guide will show the guest the spot

its second birthday this June, this

Although they are all trick art, the

and capture the moment, as it takes

biggest trick art museum in Indonesia

main point is that guests can take

a specic angle to make the 3D

plans to invite these painters back to

fun photos with their friends all that

paintings come to life perfectly in a

re-do and remake 50 paintings for a

is needed is some imagination to

photo. The DMZ has also become a

new fresh look. More interesting trick

capture creative pictures!

kind of a photo studio, where guests

art to see, for sure!

who are not really into art can still

By Suhartina Sindukusumo

SNAP A PHOTO

enjoy the museum thoroughly they

Not that seles are banned within

can capture photos that look like as

Dream Museum Zone

the zone, but the museum provides

if they were surng in the ocean or

Jalan Nakula No. 33x, Kuta

guides that will help with taking

walking in Cambodias Angkor Wat.

(0361) 849-6220

All of the paintings in DMZ are

www.dmzbali.com

pictures. The museum has prepared

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FIRST PAGE PHOTO BY YULI MARISNA,


ALL OTHERS COURTESY OF DREAM MUSEUM ZONE

guests can pretend to play with

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ACTION&ATTRACTION

Life Aquatic
GET A GLIMPSE OF LIFE UNDERWATER WITH
SEAWALKER, WHERE YOU CAN WALK THROUGH
A SCHOOL OF FISH AND SEE BEAUTIFUL CORAL UP
CLOSE, WITHOUT LEARNING HOW TO DIVE FIRST.

So why not head down to Puri


Santrian Beach Resort & Spa to
experience Seawalker? Get a little
taste of what it might feel like to
be Ariel. You know, Ariel the
redheaded mermaid who wished
for a pair of legs to tread on land
(though I cant for the life of me
understand why after experiencing
the joys of being under the sea!).

GOING UNDER

aking a stroll down

Mind you, there are plenty of

Kutas busy streets

operators offering a similar activity

Unlike scuba diving where you

or ambling down

as Seawalker and even sharing the

need to obtain a license through

Petitenget Beach can

same name, but you can be sure

a lengthy and expensive course,

either be a hassle or a

that the Seawalker in Sanur by

Seawalker allows you to experience

treat depending on what situation

Club Aqua Bali is the proper one.

life underwater with far less hassle.

you nd yourself in. But walking

Complete with professional staff and

Really, all you need to do is show

underwater amongst colorful sh

top-of-the-range equipment, your

up, watch a safety orientation video

and beautiful coral is denitely one

safety and enjoyment is their top

(much like the ones prior to airplane

heck of a great experience!

priority.

takeoff), change into your swimsuit

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and apply sunscreen, and youll be


all set!
Youll put on specialized diving

Put on the helmet, go down


on the ladder into the ocean
and meet some sh!

shoes provided by Seawalker to


protect your feet from sharp coral or
sea urchins (not that there are many
of them). Afterwards, you will be led
to a boat waiting just off the white
sand beach that will ferry you to the
pontoon sitting about 500 meters
from the shore.
An instructor will give you one
last brieng on simple hand signals
for communicating once youre in
the water. Make sure you listen to
the instructions, because its really
important for you to be able to
understand how to communicate in
case of an emergency.
The staff will then put a harness
on you, and once youve climbed
down the stainless steel ladder at
the end of pontoon and are about
shoulder deep in the water, the
staff will put a special pressurized
diving helmet on you that will let you

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At this spot there will be a long


steel bar that you can use as an
anchor while you take pictures with
the sh and feed them sh food
pellets. These cute and colorful sh

breathe just as if you were on land.

wont be entirely in control of your

you might feel the urge to pet them

movement because the sea current

in fact, its possible to do so because

will gently sway your body about.

they wont bite.

Theres nothing to fear however,

After interacting with the school

as your instructor will be with you

of sh, you will be taken to a nearby

the entire time and will lead you

coral formation where other, more

will feel like youve been transported

to an underwater spot where you

colorful sh live. On my dive the

to another world. All youll be

can enjoy the beautiful colors of

instructor told me to put my hand on

able to hear are the air bubbles

the schools of sh and coral that

one coral head where there was a

coming out of your helmet, and you

surround you.

cute little blue sh swimming about,

When you reach the sea oor, it

Posing while walking in the sea.

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF CLUB AQUA

will be so close to your helmet that

Its time to say hi to the sea creatures!

and as I put my hand on it the sh

a full day lled with fun in Balis

teatime exploring the seaoor with

quickly pecked at my hand. It didnt

waters. Depending on the day

Seawalker.

hurt a bit and it was thrilling to feel

and the weather, you might start

By Ariko Ahmad

the sh kiss!

your day rafting down the Telaga


Waja River, then lunching at a

Club Aqua, Sekar Menuh Building,

BACK ON LAND

nearby village surrounded by East

Bypass Ngurah Rai No. 5, Sanur

After your 30 minutes are up, a

Balis lush greenery, and then

(0361) 281-408

boat will be waiting for you by the

towards the afternoon youll spend

www.clubaquabali.com

pontoon to take you back ashore.


If you book the whole Seawalker
experience, you will have a
lunch ready for you at the special
Seawalker lounge overlooking
the white sand beach. However, I
personally suggest taking advantage
of the Bali Big Day Out package

SEAWALKER ESSENTIALS:

Sunblock
Swimsuit
Change of clothes
Cash (for buying lunch or buying your photos)
Underwater camera (if you have one, it should at least
be able to handle 8m of depth)

by Club Aqua. The package offers

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BEYONDBALI

Silver Shine

OUR CONTRIBUTOR TAUFAN WIJAYA TAKES US TO


KOTAGEDE, THE MECCA OF SILVERSMITHING IN
YOGYAKARTA, CENTRAL JAVA

s the center of
silver handicrafts
in Yogyakarta,
Kotagede has its own
charm, but somehow

it is often taken for granted by the


locals. I have to admit that I used to
be one of those people I just visited
Kotagede about six months ago
despite the fact that my grandfather
was actually born and raised in that
area. Truth be told, I used to pass
through Kotagede all the time and
saw many silversmiths in the area,
but never had the time to stop by
to investigate closer. Then one day
my curiosity got the best of me and
I decided it was time to explore the
city of my ancestors.

FROM THE KINGDOM


OF MATARAM

have been really well preserved with

the 18th century that the Mataram

the help of the government. In fact,

Palace appointed Kotagede a silver

they have now become a tourist

handicraft center in order to meet the

destination.

palaces needs.

Many of the silversmiths buildings

This is where the Mataram

in Kotagede date back centuries,

Kingdom blossomed after it was

popular in Indonesia just after the

and most are built with thick walls

divided from the Surakarta Palace,

reformation in 1998. The silver trend

and massive wooden blocks. Some

said Budi, one of the owners of an

was not closely related to politics

of the workshops are even housed

old house in Kotagede that I met. His

though I believe the price of gold

in preserved buildings that are

statement explains why this area is

at that time went up so drastically

authentic to Yogyakarta, and have

so rich with historical heritage, like

that silver became the next big

become a part of the beginning of

the Mataram Kings Cemetery and

thing in the jewelry industry. After a

this cultural town. Some limasan

artifacts from the Mataram Kingdom

period of time the silver handicraft

houses are still in a good shape and

during the 16th century. It was in

industry slowly went out of spotlight

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Silver accessories became quite

and Kotagede became known


merely as a place where silver crafts
used to be made. But during my visit
I found out that there are still many
silversmiths living and working there
some still remain as small family
businesses while others have joined
big silver companies.

MEET THE
SILVERSMITHS
I took some time to visit a big
workshop and watched one of the
silversmiths, Heri by name, who
had just nished a brooch that
morning. The workshop Heri works
in is adjacent to a showroom that
opens at 8.30 a.m. the showroom
is divided into several rooms, each
designated to display a type of

Some carvings need extra time and patience.

jewelry; for instance, one room is


full of rings, while the other is for
necklaces.
What captivated me the most
were the beautiful and colorful
old tiles from the colonial era that
were laid under an old credenza
that was maybe of the same age
as the tiles. When noon arrived,
Heris colleagues started to come to
work. Some of them are temporary
workers who are hired to nish a
massive order. The silversmiths work
as a team, each with his or her own
specic task: to weld, to shape the
silver wire, to design and more.
I was then off to a different
workshop, and found Jumiyem (43)
who was transforming tangled wires
into a buttery. Working at one of
the wooden tables in the workshop,

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she patiently bent the wire with

carriage) or animal gures that are

tweezers to form a circle. Jumiyem

also adorned with gemstones like

has worked there for six years,

sapphire take weeks to create. As

despite the fact that she did not take

for wall decorations, sometimes a

any formal courses to develop her

silversmith needs to forge the silver

skills she learned all about being a

with heat.

silversmith from her peers.

After the welding process, the


silver item need to be cleaned

MAKING THE SILVER

lerak, which is usually used to

Jewelry and handicrafts have to go

wash batik is also used to wash and

through a long process before they

polish silver. The silver needs to be

are displayed in the showroom. The

polished until foam appears and

silver stock has to be mixed with 7.5

then washed with water to make the

percent cooper through a melting

silver shine brightly.

TIMELESS PIECES

process this chemical reaction is


too soft. The color will then change

Heat is needed to make the


silver shine brightly.

It seems that the silver industry in


Kotagede is capable of fullling

to dull brown then it is ready to

the market demand pretty well. Not

cut; a bar shape for bracelets or

only are the silversmiths able to craft

other accessories and

items with stunning designs, but

a wire for small and detailed

the big shops also have sales staff

jewelry pieces.

that are uent in foreign languages

The silversmith then crafts the

such as English, Japanese, French

material according to the design

and others and these language

for instance, a detailed accessory is

skills are of course important to help

made by connecting several silver

bring Indonesias jewelry onto the

wires together. The connections

international stage.
In the modern times, some

are glued then welded. A simple

traditional skills may be prone

ring takes hours to make, while

to disappearing because of

an item with detailed design such


as a miniature of andong (a horse

The most interesting part is that

regeneration issues, but that is not

this entire process is open for visitors

the case with the silversmithing

to see it was quite fascinating to

industry in Kotagede. Many young

witness the making of decorative

people are still interested in learning

turtles, birds, butteries, and other

the silver craft in Kotagede, and

jewelry such as bracelets, rings and

every day cars and rickshaws bring

pendants. But among all the crafts

travelers and tourists to visit the craft

I saw that day, I was mesmerized

shops. So as long as the jewelry

most by the silver miniature of the

industry stays alive, these talented

Borobudur Temple, the biggest

silversmiths will continue to produce

Buddhist temple that is under the

great art works.

protection of UNESCO.

By Taufan Wijaya

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PHOTOS BY TAUFAN WIJAYA

needed to produce silver that is not

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CAPITALCORNER

Young and talented Isyana Sarasvati performed


in the mid-night show.

GET A GROOVE ON!

AN UNFORGETTABLE MUSICAL NIGHT AT ONE OF THE WORLDS


MOST ANTICIPATED JAZZ FESTIVALS

n its 12th year of running, the Java

become one of the most anticipated festivals in Indonesia

Jazz Festival now called the Jakarta

every year.

International BNI Java Jazz Festival


2016 is still captivating visitors

THE BIG NAMES

with its great line up of musical

Since it was rst held in 2005, this festival has never

performances. From March 4 to 6, a quality group of

failed to entertain Indonesias music enthusiasts by

local and international musicians rocked this festival that

presenting a number of big names in the music industry.

was held at the Jakarta International Expo in Kemayoran.

In its 12th edition this year, the Java Jazz Festival

Not only full of jazz musicians, the Java Jazz Festival

boasted 110 local and international musicians, ranging

also included performances from other musical genres

from individual soloists to groups, on 11 stages.

such as pop, soul, and r n b which is why this event


is always jam-packed with music enthusiasts and has

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The rst day of the festival came to life as American


saxophonist Boney James performed at Tebs Hall,

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Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw was one of


the performers of this years Java Jazz Festival.

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followed by female saxophonist Candy Dulfer.

Foster performed in a show titled David Foster & Java

Indonesian guitarist Tohpati also shared the stage that

Jazz Friends a stunning performance, as David was

day, performing music that was a feast to the ears with a

pretty talkative to the audience.

touch of traditional Indonesian sounds, such as seruling

On another stage, Grammy-award winning trumpeter

and kendang. Another breathtaking performer was

Chris Botti and Gordon Matthew Thomas Summer, more

the new up-and-coming band from Indonesia named

widely known as Sting, were performing romantic songs,

Barasuara, who successfully captivated the younger

while Level 42 and Tokyo SKA Paradise Orchestra

audience during their performance on the outdoor stage.

once again entertained their fans with their energetic


performances. As the night grew darker, visitors got their

The special guest star of the rst day was Robin


Thicke with his energetic dance. Meanwhile the Tokyo
SKA Paradise Orchestra, a ska band from Japan, also
hypnotized the visitors with their attractive performance
especially when they transformed a slow jazz song like
Duke Ellington and John Coltranes In a Sentimental
Mood into an upbeat ska song. Level 42 also performed
on the rst day of the festival and made the visitors
danced to their songs, such as Lessons in Love and
Love Games.

MORE STARS
The second day was just as mesmerizing with more
popular musicians taking to the stage. The Indonesian
vocal group Rida Sita Dewi performed at MLD SPOT
HALL, while world-class musician and producer David

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PHOTOS OF ISYANA SARASVATI BY DODDY


WIRASETO, ALL OTHERS BY EDNA TARIGAN

Level 42 rocked one of the stages.

eyes and ears treated to Indonesias young and talented


singer Isyana Sarasvati, who was performing in an aftermidnight show, singing Frank Sinatras New York New
York followed by her song The Way I Love you.
The last day of the festival was no less interesting,
as Indonesian jazz musician Idang Rasyidi performed
as one of the opening artists while Indonesian pianist
Dwiki Dharmawan performed at a show titled Topeng
Jazz: Dwiki Dharmawan & His Polish Friends at Tebs
Hall. Candy Dulfer once again gave a remarkable
performance as well as David Foster, Chris Botti and
Sting, marking the closing of this years Java Jazz
Festival.
For more than ten years this festival has been the
benchmark of the progress of music in Indonesia,
especially jazz, with visitors coming in not just from
across Indonesia but also other countries including
Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei Darussalam. These
visitors come with the same desire to see their idols
performing live on stage and enjoy the music all through
the night. With that in mind, there is no doubt that the
Java Jazz Festival is one of the most anticipated music
festivals in the country and I cant wait to see who will
be performing next year!
By Edna Tarigan
www.javajazzfestival.com

Robin Thicke gave


a remarkable performance.

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If youre looking for a different holiday experience,
Tana Toraja (Toraja Land) in the province of South
Sulawesi, one of Indonesias biggest islands, is where
you should go. The home of the indigenous Toraja
tribe boasts a breath-taking view of the mountains
and rice elds, and is rich with cultural heritage.
Interested? Amy Tours Makassar is now offering
a special program called the Toraja Culture and
Nature Tour that will take you exploring in Tana
Toraja for four days which includes visiting a
shermens village in Baru, the hanging graves in
Lemo, Tongkonan houses (Torajas traditional houses)
in Kete Kesu and ancient megalithic stones in Bori,
which are just a few of the destinations on the
itinerary. This tour is available from Rp. 3,850,000
net/pax, depending on the hotel you choose as
there are three options of hotels ranging from two
to four stars and price includes an air-con car,
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2016 for a minimum of two persons.
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Jalan Perjanjian Bungaya No. 3 Barombong,
Makassar, South Sulawesi
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GO GREEN!

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Celebrating their second anniversary, POP!


Hotel Kemang gave back to the community
by hosting a city clean up on February 26.
Starting at 8 a.m., the hotel staff, supported by
local ofcials, joined the green movement titled
#KEMANGBEBASSAMPAH2016 (Kemang Free
of Trash 2016) and cleaned the Kemang area
of trash. POP! Hotel Kemang also donated 12
colorful trash bins to be placed on the main
street; each of the bins created by the hotel staff
using recycled material. The hotel is committed to
keeping this green program going until at least
the end of 2016 as a way to support the Jakarta
governments initiatives to make the city spotless
by 2020.
POP! Hotel Kemang
Jalan Kemang Raya No. 3, South Jakarta
(021) 718-1595
www.pophotels.com

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The Artist in Residence program at the Alila Manggis


is not to be missed by art and photography enthusiasts.
With the title Bridging the Artistic Realm, this program
displays the works of four talented artists from March 25 to April
25 James Wilkins and Silvana Sutanto will be showcasing their
passion for photography, while Michael Daube and Laila Azra reveal
their artworks. For the entire month the resort will also become an
inspirational playground for these artists as they craft their next pieces.
The opening cocktail party of this event was hosted on March 26 where guests
were invited stay overnight to join a photography class conducted by James, go
for a photo hunt at Pasar Agung and Villa Idanna, capture the sunset and sunrise
moments and learn about watercolor techniques with Michael.
Alila Manggis
Desa Buitan, Manggis, Karangasem
(0363) 410-11
www.alilahotels.com/manggis

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SEE&SEEN

MINANG FESTIVAL
The Banyu Biru Restaurant at The Laguna Bali held a threeday festival from February 25 to 27 that highlighted West
Sumatran cuisine. The event titled Ranah Minang Food
Festival was meant to introduce the richness and bold
avor of beef rendang, nasi Padang, and other delicacies
from the area. Media, food bloggers, and Reno Andam
Suri as the speaker and guest chef attended the opening
of the festival, for the early dinner on day one. The festival
also marked Banyu Birus commitment in exposing local
cuisine to guests from time to time.
www.thelagunabali.com

ALL IN ONE
The Food, Hotel & Tourism Bali event is back. Initiated by PT.
Pamerindo Indonesia, this annual event took place at Bali Nusa Dua
Convention Centre from March 3 to 5 with a total of 777 participants from 36 countries from the food, hotel, and other areas of the
hospitality industry US Potato Board, Agro Boga Utama, Anomali
Coffee, and Pavilion from Victoria to name a few. Bali Salon Culinaire, the biggest cooking competition in Bali, was also part of this
event, made merrier by more than 500 chefs and 50 judges from
14 countries.
www.pamerindo.com

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FIVE ON FIVE
Celebrating its fth anniversary, the W
Retreat & Spa Bali Seminyak threw
a dazzling party on March 5. Hosted
at Woobar, the party started at four
in the afternoon and lasted until ve in
the morning, entertaining hundreds of
guests with music by DJ Alex Metric from
the UK. Guests also danced the night
away with ne tunes from Damian Saint,
Anastasia, Andreas Seider, and Nanda.
A reworks and lightshow parade
completed the fun.
www.wretreatbali.com

SHINE ON PADMA
At the end of February, Padma Ubud held their ofcial grand
launching event, which was attended by the Board of Directors
of the Padma Hotels and some media. The two-day event was
also an opportunity for Padma Ubud to introduce all the facilities
on the property, including the restaurant, the new spa, the
Mediterranean pool bar as well as daily and weekly activities
such as yoga, biking and power walking. Not to mention the
longest swimming pool in Ubud with a magnicent view of the
lush jungle.
www.padmaresortubud.com

FANTASTIC WINE
Pantja Artha Niaga (PAN) and DSP Fine Wine, two of
Indonesias pioneers in wine, beer, and spirits invited media
friends, customers, and other organizations to attend a wine
tasting event in the Grand Gamelan Ballroom at the Sotel Bali
Nusa Dua Beach Resort. The event was held in appreciation
of their loyal customers who have supported their journey in
bringing the nest selections of wine and spirits to Indonesia.
The night was made complete with 34 brands indulging guests
with different creations of alcoholic beverages.
www.paniaga.com

A HEALTHY DAY
On February 27, a number of general
practitioners and specialists from the Gracillis
Group as well as pharmacists from Ikatan Apotek
Indonesia Pengurus Daerah Bali diagnosed and
treated more than 500 unfortunate people in Bali.
This social activity was commenced by Yayasan
Rumah Sehat at Banjar Bias Lantang in Amed.
The doctors set up temporary health facilities in
the area to help cure the locals that suffer from
cancer, dengue, strokes, malnutrition, and skin
disease. The health program was funded by
a donation from Tony and Sue DeLeede, two
Australians who regularly come to Bali, and was
also supported by the governor of Karangasem,
Rotary Club Bali Taman, and Rotary Clubs of
Hope Island and Alfredton in Australia.
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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

TIMOR LESTE

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

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 . 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 Intl 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 uids. 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
Email: 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

SWITZERLAND & AUSTRIA


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

CZECH REPUBLIC
Jl. Pengembak 17 Sanur.

THAILAND Jl. Puputan Raya No. 81,

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

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AIRPORT Tel: (0361) 751-011

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

UBUD TOURIST INFORMATION


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

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