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A TOKEN OF

LOVE

CRAFT YOUR
OWN PERFUME
IN NUSA DUA

PLAY WITH

SENSES

A UNIQUE DINING
EXPERIENCE AT QUILA

SWEET

TREATS
SPOIL YOURSELF
ON THIS
VALENTINES DAY

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TEAMTALK

SWEET TREATS
Om Swastiastu...

February is often considered the month of love where people go the extra mile to
present a thoughtful gift to their loved ones. You may surprise your special someone
with a romantic getaway or prepare a dinner for your parents and create a box of
sweet treats for your best friends. But there is one person that you tend to forget to
love, and that person is yourself. Therefore, this month we want to invite you to spoil

COVER
Photo Courtesy of
The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas Nusa Dua, Bali

yourself. After all, how can you love others if you dont rst love yourself?
You can start by nding your inner peace at Alaya Resort Jembawan. Located in
Ubud, the new addition of Alaya Hotels & Resorts is a healing retreat that will help
balance your mind, body and soul with healthy foods and meditation sessions. Flip
through our Rest & Relaxation to nd out more about it. Quila at Alila Villas Uluwatu
will also make you forget about the world with its dishes that play with your ve senses
read on Dine & Delights to discover its unique dining experience.
Another option to pamper yourself is to take a treatment at Maria Curau, a beauty
place in Pererenan that we reveal in Invite & Indulge. You can also craft your own
perfume at LAtelier Parfums et Crations at The Ritz-Carlton, Bali in Nusa Dua like our
contributor Meliana Salim did to celebrate her 10th anniversary of living in Bali. She
shares all about it in Little Loves.
All in all, we hope that all the stories we have compiled for you will help you
nd balance so you can share your positive energy with the people surround you.
Happy reading!

Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om


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DONNY SYOFYAN

EDNA TARIGAN

MELIANA SALIM

NADIA BINTORO

NINETH RACHMA

is a lecturer at the Faculty


of Humanities at Andalas
University. Despite majoring
in English literature, his
interests are wide and
varied. His articles have
been published at various
English newspapers and
magazines in Indonesia
and abroad.

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

An accidental writer, a
closet photographer and a
restless traveler (with an old
European soul) who nds
solace in scuba diving,
spontaneous road trips and
a hot bath, loves gourmet
picnics, and dreams of
living in an Eco-capsule in
every continent.

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.

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

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

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THE ART OF GAMELAN

NATURAL GLOSS

CRAFT&CULTURE

INVITE&INDULGE

Learn Balinese gamelan at Bali


Ceraken

Organic nail products at


Maria Curau

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FIT IN CANGGU

PHOTOS & FUN FACTS

LIFESTYLE&LEISURE
Three new world-class gyms
in Canggu

SIGHTS&SOUNDS

Snapshots and quotes picked up


throughout December and January

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DINE&DELIGHTS

HILLSIDE GASTRONOMY

Quila at Alila Villas Uluwatu plays


with your senses

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PROFILE&PORTRAIT

Hot deals and promotions of


the month that shouldnt be missed

Talk about healthy lifestyle with


Brenda Ritchmond

16 NEW&NEWS
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

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6 6 COMMUNITYCALENDAR
Schedules, calendar highlights and
various happenings of interest, from
art exhibitions to special events

68 SEE&SEEN

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REST&RELAXATION
TIME WILL HEAL

Find your inner peace at


Alaya Resort Jembawan

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FOTOFOLIO

ULTIMATE INDULGENCE
Relax at the islands notable spas
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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

74 INFOINDEX
Useful directory of companies and
island-based businesses

FIRST COLUMN PHOTO COURTESY OF QUILA AT ALILA VILLAS ULUWATU, SECOND COLUMN PHOTO
COURTESY OF MAYA UBUD, THIRD COLUMN PHOTO COURTESY OF KARMA KANDARA

14 PRIMEPROMOTION

ORGANIC LIVING

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LOVE NOTES FROM BALI

Craft your own perfume at


LAtelier Parfums et Crations

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ACTION&ATTRACTION
PRISON BREAK

Escape from a game room at


Pandora Experience Bali

HIDDEN GEM
OF WEST SUMATRA

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Discover Mandeh Sea Park,


an untouched paradise
in Sumatra

CAPITALCORNER
CAPITAL ESCAPE

For him and her


spa treatments in Jakarta
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TOP AND BOTTOM LEFT PHOTOS BY MABRURI TANJUNG,


BOTTOM RIGHT PHOTO BY EDNA TARIGAN

LITTLELOVES

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FEBRUARY DELIGHTS
To mark Valentines Day, ZJs Bar & Lounge
at Mulia Bali is presenting a special
performance by 2016s X Factor Australia
Finalist Timmy Knowles all you have to do
is dine at one of Mulia Balis restaurants,
and you will get a special price to watch
the performance. Meanwhile, Mulia Deli
is creating Valentine Confections that is
perfect as a gift for your loved one on
Valentines Day. Other special delicacies
this month at Mulia Bali include roasted
Pipa pigeon at Table8, Korean cooking
also known as Jayun-shik at The Caf and
Hokkaido scallops and abalone at Edogin.
Dont forget to visit Mulia Spa and take
their Dreamtime Package that will pamper
you with a relaxing treatment, refreshments
and a special gift consisting of Mulia Spa
Beeswax Candles.
The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas Nusa Dua, Bali
Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Kawasan
Sawangan, Nusa Dua
(0361) 301-7777
www.themulia.com

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Valentines Day will be truly romantic at Karma


Kandara as the resort offers a special package for
lovebirds. With price starting from US$878++,
the Karma Romance package at Karma Kandara
includes a daily a la carte breakfast, a one-way
airport transfer, a honeymoon room set up and
yoga by the beach for couples. This package
also includes Karma Sutra on the Beach that will
indulge couples with four-course menu amidst a
romantic set up with candles, ower petals, incense
and oil lanterns. Karma Romance package is
also available at Karma Jimbaran (starting from
US$780++) and Karma Reef in Gili Meno (starting
from US$768++). The Karma Romance package
at Karma Jimbaran and Karma Reef includes daily
a la carte breakfast, a one-time in-villa candle
light dinner and a honeymoon room set up, with
an additional one-way airport transfer at Karma
Jimbaran and a fast boat transfer and a 60-minute
Karma Rhythm massage at Karma Reef.
Karma Kandara
Jalan Villa Kandara,
Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan
(0361) 848-2200
www.karmagroup.com

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ROMANTIC UBUD
The Restaurant at The Chedi Club Tanah
Gajah, Ubud is presenting a special
romantic dinner on February 14.
Available at Rp. 1,000,000++/person,
this Valentines dinner will indulge guests
with ve-course menu among the
dishes are local grilled Jumbo prawn,
Tasmanian salmon tataki, Australian
Wagyu beef tenderloin and Luwak
coffee panna cotta. The dinner will even
be more romantic as The Restaurant is
surrounded by rice elds and the night
sky becomes the roof of this alfresco
dining venue.
The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah, Ubud
Jalan Goa Gajah, Tengkulak Kaja, Ubud
(0361) 975-685
www.GHMhotels.com

ITALIAN NIGHT
A delectable four-course dinner awaits lovebirds at Bene on February
14. Available at Rp. 650,000++/couple, the Valentines dinner indulges
guests with Italian dishes, starting with seared pigeon breast, followed
by ravioli with porcini mushrooms and main course such as grilled
beef tenderloin. The night will have a sweet ending with Cioccolato del
lamore for dessert which consists of proteroles and chocolate dome
served with salted caramel and butterscotch sauce. The dinner will be
accompanied by a live acoustic performance, and couples will also get
two complimentary movie tickets to be redeemed at Beachwalk Mall.
Bene
Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort, Jalan Pantai Kuta, Kuta
(0361) 846-5555
www.sheratonbalikuta.com

SWEET VALENTINE
This Valentines Day, take the one you love on a date night at Cuca as the restaurant
offers Valentines Sweet Memories. Cuca will set up a romantic stage and separated
private spaces, while the tables will be set with candles and roses, all are especially
prepared for lovebirds to have an intimate dinner. Diners can choose their
favorite dish from the menu or have the chef create a special menu for them. The
kitchen team will make the night even more memorable with surprise sweet treats.
Valentines Sweet Memories is available at Rp. 150,000++/couple, with food and
beverage charged based on consumption. Reservations are essential.
Cuca
Jalan Yoga Perkanthi, Jimbaran
(0361) 708-066
www.cucaavor.com

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NEW&NEWS

NEW IN JIMBARAN
Nestled within the area of Samasta Lifestyle
Village in Jimbaran, Mvenpick Resort &
Spa Jimbaran Bali has ofcially opened
its doors. The new and rst ve-star hotel
by Summarecon provides 297 rooms and
suites, each one has its own balcony and
is embracing Balinese arts and designs.
The facilities include a 2,500-square-meter
swimming pool, Meera (Ocean) Kids Club,
a Teen Club, a 24-hour gym and a spa the
last two will be open in March. A number of
dining venues are also available, such as the
signature Anarasa restaurant that presents
international cuisine and live cooking
stations, Above Eleven and Mvenpick Caf.
To celebrate the opening, Mvenpick Resort
& Spa Jimbaran Bali presents a Special
Opening Offer where guests who made
bookings on its website will get a special
price of Rp. 1,880,000++/night for two
persons, inclusive of daily breakfast and an
F&B credit worth Rp. 200,000/room.
Mvenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali
Jalan Wanagiri No. 1, Jimbaran
(0361) 472-5777
www.movenpick.com

FROM SPAIN
WITH LOVE

ALL COURTESY PHOTOS

Looking for some delectable Spanish


tapas dishes on the island? Then you
should head to La Finca in Batu Belig.
This three-year-old restaurant is now
teamed up with Chef Bastian Marcel
who ew all the way from Ibiza to
Bali to take the menu at La Finca
up to another level. Be it traditional
Spanish tapas or the modern ones
with a twist, Chef Bastian and his
team have created a tapas and grill
menu with bold avors, using organic
farm-sourced produce, fresh seafood
and high-quality meat. La Finca has
also upgraded its kitchen equipment
and utilities to support Chef Bastians
cooking techniques that involves
traditional wood re and modern
techniques.
La Finca
Jalan Subak Sari No. 77,
Banjar Tegal Gundul, Batu Belig
0819-9910-5888
www.lancabali.com

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SAY I DO
HARRIS Hotel & Residences Sunset Road Bali proudly announces the opening of
their new chapel. The new wedding chapel is surrounded by a beautiful tropical
setting with a view of the hotels garden; It can accommodate up to 40 persons for
the holy matrimony. The hotel can also host a reception party with semi round table
set up at its garden for up to 500 guests, and has selections of delectable dishes to
indulge the guests, including delicious Chinese cuisine. Two wedding packages are
on offer The Sunset Chapel Blessing Package (Rp. 14,999,999++) and The Sunset
Package (Rp. 9,999,999++), both inclusive of wedding chapel usage for two hours,
complimentary drinks for 40 people and a preparation room, with addition of fresh
ower decoration for The Sunset Chapel Blessing Package.
HARRIS Hotel & Residences Sunset Road Bali
Jalan Putra Mertasari, Sunset Road, Kuta, (0361) 894-7001
www.harrishotels.com

BARRAMUNDI
DELIGHT
Until March 31, Golden Lotus Chinese
Restaurant offers Deep-Fried Flying
Barramundi as the special menu of the
house. This dish is served with a choice
of three sauces; Thai Sauce with a sweet
and sour avor, and Black Bean Sauce or
Soya Bean Sauce for a savory taste. This
dish is available at Rp. 188,888 nett for
two persons, including steamed rice.
Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant
Bali Dynasty Resort
Jalan Kartika, Kuta, (0361) 752-403
www.bdr.pphotels.com

CASUAL CANGGU
If youre looking for a casual dining place in Canggu,
MyWarung on Jalan Subak Sari is denitely worth a visit.
MyWarung is born from a group of owners that nd comfort
in Indonesian food served in warung (food joints) as nothing
beats home cooking with laidback environment at an
affordable price. Based on their love of humble foods, they
created MyWarung with a rustic design that gives a homey
feeling, and brought Chef Hugo Coudurier, who decided to
leave ne-dining scene after working as the executive chef
of Guy Savoy at The Caesars Palace Hotel Las Vegas, to
Bali. MyWarung serves comfort food in generous portions
their all-day breakfast options include Smashed Avocado,
Fluffy Pancake, and Green Plate with quinoa, spinach and
poached eggs and more. MyWarung also has selections of
salad, Indonesian dishes, wraps and burgers. Dont forget to
try their dessert like Apple Crumble for a happy ending.
MyWarung
Jalan Subak Sari No. 80, Canggu, 0823-3912-0880
www.mywarung.com

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CRAFT&CULTURE

THE ART

OF GAMELAN

OUR CONTRIBUTOR NADIA BINTORO TAKES A


BALINESE GAMELAN LESSON AT BALI CERAKEN
IN BATU BULAN IN GIANYAR

gamelan melody

The front gate had a sign that said

reverberated from

Bali Ceraken. Inside, around 20

sat calmly in front of the ensemble.

a house in a small

kids of all ages sat cross-legged

He closed his eyes while his udeng

alley in Batu Bulan in

behind a gamelan instrument. Their

(a Balinese head cover for men) was

Gianyar. It was already

hands were dancing as they hit the

bobbing up and down as his head

past ve oclock in the evening and

metal bars on their metallophones

was moving in accordance with

the neighborhood has gone quiet as

using mallets.

the melody. Once in a while, he

it was almost dusk. But as I walked

Amidst the gamelan sound, a man

shouted an instruction and corrected

into the house number eight, the

MEET THE MAN

his students movements. The man is

sound of the gamelan was getting

A traditional musical ensemble,

Made Subandi, the founder, patron

stronger, making the house feel alive.

gamelan is made up of percussive

and head instructor of Bali Ceraken.

It was as if there was a party.

instruments including metallophones,

Made Subandi may seem down

xylophones and kendhang

to earth from the outside, but this

motorcycles, while the front porch

(traditional drums). Each produces

soft-spoken man is actually one of

was swarmed with piles of sandals

different tunes, yet they all create a

Balis most prominent musicians.

that are mostly in small sizes as

hypnotizing symphony when played

Not only a local gamelan player,

they belonged to the children.

together.

Subandi is also a well-known

The lawn was packed with

international composer who is


sought after throughout Bali and
across the world. His innovative
compositions blend traditional tunes
of gamelan with modern music. He
has performed in international worldmusic festivals and has traveled the
world as a guest teacher to instruct
gamelan, including at Gamelan
Sekar Jaya in the USA.
Due to his love for Balinese music,
Subandi has created Bali Ceraken, a
studio where Balinese children learn
this traditional orchestra. Through
Bali Ceraken, he nurtures the young

A group of children learning to


play the gamelan at Bali Ceraken.

talents. And as the children progress


in their musical levels, some are

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being invited to perform with him


in a number of international music
festivals. I rst started Ceraken at
my home village in Batuyang with
my brother. Together, we gathered
local children and started teaching
them gamelan for free, explained
Subandi.
The studio has been running for
12 years with students coming not
only from the neighboring villages in
Batu Bulan but also from other parts
of Bali including Klungkung, Sanur,
Ubud, and as far as Karangasem.
Five to 15-year-old children venture
the long journey every Thursday,
Saturday and Sunday to learn
gamelan straight from the master.
The students for the evening
session are mostly boys, however
Subandi explained that girls are also
very much welcome in Ceraken. The
young girls are mostly interested in

soon started to pick up the rhythm

was not that easy. The children

learning the gender which is held

and play the instruments awlessly

were giggling as I was playing the

every Sunday morning. Gender

as if they had been joining the

gamelan and missing the tunes.

is originally a masculine type of

ensemble from the beginning.

Gamelan is denitely hard to master,

gamelan ensemble to accompany

and so I was pretty impressed when

a wayang (shadow puppet)

JUST PLAY!

I found out that one of the students,

performance. However, now gender

Gamelan usually consists of more

Cok Damar who was only six years

is becoming more and more popular

than ten instruments playing at

old, has gone from a beginner to

among the girl students.

once in an ensemble. And unlike

group A which is for the senior

other modern musical instruments,

players, in just six months. What

couple of kids wearing black

gamelan does not follow numbered

is your secret in mastering the art

T-shirts, sarongs and udeng came

musical notations. It is passed down

of gamelan? I asked Cok Damar.

rushing into the house, throwing

from generation to generation by

He said, Just play. I like it because

their sandals off as they went in.

mouth-to-mouth and is traditionally

its fun.

They were late for this session. In

not notated. Therefore, the most

a hurry, they kissed the hand of

important requirement to play

of learning gamelan. I could see the

Made Subandi as a token of respect.

gamelan is to have sensitive ears.

children were giggling and smiling

While we were talking, a

Subandi calmly welcomed them and

Indeed, fun is the core essence

Subandi began explaining to me

as they hit the instruments and play

asked them to take their place in

the system of gamelan. He then let

their part in the ensemble. Their

front of their assigned percussions.

me try playing the metallophones.

bodies were moving in line with the

Within minutes, those little children

His only remaining instruction was to

melody. It was obvious that they

listened to the ongoing melody and

listen and follow the tunes which

really enjoyed playing the music.

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PRESERVING GAMELAN

a small sum of tuition money of

this studio. If hes not performing

Gamelan without a doubt is an

Rp. 25,000 or about US$2/month

at music festivals around the world,

integral part of Indonesian culture.

to learn at Bali Ceraken. Most of the

Subandi teaches these children

A variety of gamelan can be found

gamelan instruments are privately

personally. And when he is absent,

in other parts of Indonesia, including

owned by Made Subandi or were

his talented mentees will take over

Java, and each different area

donated by art-patrons.

the class. Many of his students are

Pure passion and determination

studying at the gamelan senior

and instruments. For instance, the

those are the two reasons that

school named Sekolah Menengah

Javanese gamelan has a slower

drive Made Subandi in running

Karawitan Indonesia (SMKI). These

rhythm, while the Balinese gamelan

senior students from SMKII will

sounds stronger with frequent rapid

patiently teach the younger children

changes of tempo and dynamics.

at Ceraken when Subandi is away.

Unfortunately, just like any other

These seniors often play along

old traditions, this intricate art is

with the younger students and give

starting to vanish in this modern era.

them directions on which metal

Thats why Made Subandi created

bars to hit to follow the symphony.

Bali Ceraken as a way to preserve

Many of the seniors have also

this dying art. Bali Ceraken was

become professional musicians and

not established to make money or to

joined Subandi performing in music

launch the next Balinese musician.

festivals. There is more and more

It is rather to preserve the Balinese

interest in gamelan. I surely hope

culture, Subandi explained amidst


the clamoring sounds. Bali Ceraken

that this art will always continue to


Made Subandi.

live, said Subandi. n


By Nadia Bintoro

is run by donations. Each child pays

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PHOTOS BY NADIA BINTORO

has a different sound, repertoire

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LIFESTYLE&LEISURE

FIT IN CANGGU

NEW WORLD-CLASS DESTINATIONS FOR ATHLETES


AND FITNESS ENTHUSIASTS IN BALI

By Nineth Rachma

programming routines. CrossFit


Wanderlust has quickly grown into
the biggest CrossFit community with
its loyal members of both local and
visiting expats.

ali has earned its

meters of space, now still under

reputation as a surfers

construction. The gym welcomes

classes for beginners, Wanderlust

paradise and a prime

over 130 clients and offers seven

applies on-site fundamental training

destination for wellness

classes a day, and is the rst gym

through their dual coach-led group

and holistic retreats,

While other CrossFit boxes have

to open seven days a week. They

classes where everyone completes

for many years now. While Ubud

also give a full-day open gym

the same workout but scaled down to

has been the icon of the global

access for visitors who want to do

suit each participants personal skill

yoga community, Canggu has now

solo trainings or follow their own

levels. All levels are practiced side

evolved to a destination for travelers


who are into more dynamic physical
activities. The rapid development
in Canggu has brought a lot of hip
cafes and boutique hotels to the
area, and many new world-class
tness facilities have now also settled
in, adding more reason for health
enthusiasts to visit Canggu. There
are over ten new gyms open on the
island since 2013, and Canggu
is home to many of the best ones.
Here are the top three best gyms in
Canggu and their stories.

FITNESS JOURNEY
After 11 months since their grand
opening in February 2016, CrossFit
Wanderlust has already started the
expansion of their 500-square-meter
facility with another 600 square

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by side, and the participants push


their limits together to get the best
result under the supervision of their
certied Level 1 CrossFit Coaches.
It is obvious that owner and
head coach, Dave Driskell, has
successfully brought CrossFit to this
island with style. During his years of
living like a nomad while coaching
at various CrossFit branches across
Asia in 2012, Dave has inspired
over one million followers on social
media through his #wanderlustwods
journey. His passion for travel
and CrossFit nally took him to
Bali which he calls home, not
only for himself, but also for his
#wonderlustwods with his growing
community.
CrossFit Wanderlust is fully
equipped with over 6,000 kilograms

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at Bali MMA.

in weights alone, over 40 barbells


and soft med-balls, more than 60

kettlebells and a soon-to-be-installed

BALI FAMILY

bouldering wall as well as extra rigs,

Steve Suryadinata, owner of Jakarta

gymnastic space and more rowers

Muay Thai Camp, has nally

and bikes within their additional

made his dream of establishing

space. CrossFit Wanderlust offers

MMA, Muay Thai and BJJ in

other distinctive features such as

Indonesia come true by teaming

Metcon class (a 45-minute high

up with Andrew Leone, the ONE

intensity interval body weight

Championship contender who

workout) and Movement class (a mix

used to coach at Phuket Top Team

between yoga, balance, ring work,

together with his brother Anthony

gymnastics and ow), and is looking

Leone and Don Carlo-Clauss. Steves

into expanding a wide variety of

dream of giving local Indonesian

new classes including CrossFit Kids

ghters the opportunity of receiving

and meal prep.

world-class training was supported


by the Leone brothers. Don was also

Get t at CrossFit Wanderlust.

CrossFit Wanderlust

excited to team up and relocate

Jalan Padonan No.7, Canggu

to Bali. The four became a solid

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are various classes for all levels for


adults and kids. Bali MMA also
occasionally holds Bali Fight Night
where everyone is welcomed to join
this community to watch matches
accompanied by some music.
Bali MMA has created the
#Balifamily community. They have
been giving training every day
since they were rst established in
October 2014, and continue to
grow and provide excellent classes
for their members. Bali MMA was
born from people who are easy
going and family oriented, and their
international competitions. They

local ghters to have a successful

positive attitude creates a friendly

have also created a community they

international career.

and fun atmosphere that makes Bali

proudly call Bali Family.


Bali MMAs mission is to provide

Bali MMA consists of two main

MMA feel like home.

training areas, each one is over 100


square meters. The BJJ/ Grappling

Bali MMA

art facility amidst the tropical setting

room is equipped with new wall-to-

Jalan Raya Padonan No.6

of Bali where everyone can reach

wall Zebra mats and wall padding,

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their goals in a fun and friendly

and is perfect for BJJ, Grappling

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environment. Be it for general tness

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or self-defense classes or to give

outdoor Boxing and Muay Thai

training to competitions, Bali MMA

training area has a full size boxing

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strives to preserve combat sports

ring and 15 various heavy bags,

As Balis rst ever Afliate CrossFit,

in Indonesia and help develop

and is also matted throughout. There

S2S CrossFit has been maintaining


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world-class training at a state of the

Welcome to S2S CrossFit!

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The complete facilities of S2S CrossFit.

its Quality Coaching & Community


values. It was married couple
Crissilia and Matt who founded S2S
CrossFit, a business that was born
from their passion in CrossFit which
they equally share. They built their
rst S2S CrossFit box in Canggu
back in 2013.
It all began when Crissilia, who
had been working at a commercial
gym in New Zealand, decided
to take a six-month break in Bali
to focus on training and surng.
During her trip, she found there

the business by opening a new

industry on the island as well as the

were not many gyms in Bali, and

Jimbaran facility on 5,000 square-

development of their own business

so she decided to open a small

meters of land. This new tness

and their new life as parents,

personal training studio in Canggu

space has a spacious and fully

Crissilia and Matt try to keep

with a small number of equipment

equipped training area including

their community solid. This year,

for her clients. That was where she

an auditorium, a soccer eld, two

Crissilia and Matt will focus more

met Matt, who was one of her rst

volleyball courts, two basketball

on their clients transformation on an

clients. The two decided to team up

courts, a Yoga area, showers

individual basis by having smaller

together and created S2S CrossFit.

and other facilities that can

number ratio of coaches to clients,

Together, they started a family and

accommodate up to 400 people.

adding more variety of Fitmeals

run a business in harmony.

Crissilia who is also a nutrition

and getting closer to their members

consultant decided to team up with

and employees. n

S2S grows together with their


members and employees. They

Balis top experienced French chef

also have quality athletes in their

and create Fitmeals, a tailored

S2S CrossFit

community who share the same

meal plan to help clients stay on

Jalan Raya Semat, Canggu

values. After Crissilia and Matt

track with their daily nutrition intake.

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got married, the two expanded

Despite the rapid growth of tness

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DINE&DELIGHTS

HILLSIDE GASTRONOMY
BEMUSED WITH THE QUAINT DELICACIES AT QUILA, THE NEWEST DINING
ROOM AT ALILA VILLAS ULUWATU

lila Villas Uluwatu has

of culinary journey. In each dish,

an extraordinary dining experience

been a notable resort

Marc transforms a simple meal

with a lot of surprises.

for those who want

into an extraordinary one, from the

to have a relaxing

presentation, the taste, and even

FIVE SENSES

holiday or simply just

the name of the menu. Everything is

Decorated with around 200 different

to see a picturesque sunset. But

thoughtfully created to give guests

Indonesian batik prints on the

now, it has one more reason to

a different dining sensation without

walls, Quila provides ve table

make people go all the way to the

forgetting Indonesian roots. Quila

sets for a maximum of 10 guests.

southern tip of Bali. It is Quila, the

also uses local produce whenever

It is obvious that Quila offers an

newest dining outlet at the hotel,

possible, and stays organic and

intimate dining experience for a

which I personally consider a chic

sustainable as well.

small number of people, and thats

dining room.

There are a lot of dining places

why reservations are essential. Quila

on the island that offer a distinct

also givespersonalized service as the

and La is derived from the last two

dining style, but Quila is truly one

reservation staff will let guests consult

alphabets in Alila. These words

of a kind as the restaurant is a mix

with the kitchen staff or even with

perfectly reect what Executive

of exquisite degustation and ne-

the chef himself about their meal

Chef Marc Lors Panads wants to

dining, where dishes are served with

preference and dietary needs when

present at Quila dishes that will

multisensory surprises. Come and

making a booking.

take guests up to a whole new level

visit the restaurant, and be taken on

Qui means he who transforms

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Quila presents Mediterranean-

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The warm setting of Quila.

Each dish at Quila plays with your senses.

inspired dishes, all are created


to attract the guests ve senses.
For example, during my dinner at
Quila, a waiter handed me a sea
shell and asked me to put it on
one of my ears to hear the sound
of rolling waves. At the same time,
the waiter also covered my eyes
with a cloth. He said, Just focus on
what you hear through that shell.
from my eyes and, like magic, a
seafood dish was already served on
my table. The presentation of this
dish was such a feast to my eyes as
well the seafood was presented
on a wooden box lled with a sea
stone decoration inside and covered
with a glass. The seafood, which
was a cray sh and burrata, was
placed right on the glass cover. How
amazing is that?
Sound, texture, presentation and
aroma Quila successfully combines

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF QUILA AT ALILA VILLAS ULUWATU

After a minute, he took off the cloth

all those four elements to take guests


beyond the dish. Each of the dishes
plays with diners hearing, smell
and feeling senses before it actually
hits the palate. Another example is
when a waitress brought me a dish

Executive Chef Marc Lors Panads

called St. George and the Dragon


I was so enchanted with the way
she served it. St. George and the

Quilas crafted mocktails, cocktails

courses though, because each of

Dragon is an appetizer that involves

or wine.

the dish is perfectly sized in sensible

beetroot, but before being served at

Quila has denitely become

portions. Because at Quila, it is

my table, the waitress told me a story

a breath of fresh air in Uluwatu.

more than just about indulging in

about a legendary tale of a dragon.

Mostly, tourists and residents of Bali

the dishes Quila will tempt your

It made my imagination wander,

go to Uluwatu to surf and snooze

appetite and senses at the same

imagining what the dish would look

at the beaches and resorts, but

time, and make you forget about the

like. I assumed, it should be related

Quila tops off the reason for a visit

world for a while. n

to the story. When served, the dish

to Uluwatu: to treat ones senses,

By Suhartina Sindukusumo

resembled a blooming rose made

and to be awakened again with an

of beetroot with some green-colored

exquisite dining experience. The

Quila

ice as the branch. It was beyond my

menu changes daily, and each dish

Alila Villas Uluwatu

expectation, really! And of course,

is tailored by Marc. The degustation

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the taste of the food lived up to the

mostly comes in 10 courses, but

Tambiyak, Uluwatu

presentation. A little tip; the dishes

upon request, it can be changed.

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are even better when paired with

Dont get intimidated by the 10

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BRENDA RITCHMOND, THE BRAIN BEHIND BALI BUDA,


TALKS ABOUT A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

ll she wanted to do

of my culture, not being able to

I was frequently ill and I grew to

was to start a healthier

articulate it. My soul craved for

understand the philosophy of let

lifestyle for herself. But

more. I somehow sensed that life

food be thy medicine. When I came

life is full of surprises.

was more than just macaroni and

to Bali, my passion was dance.

Brenda Ritchmond

cheese and TV. I remember one

But when I started a family I had to

(BR) never thought that her desire to

day while watching Casper the

choose organic healthy food for my

have a better lifestyle would result in

Ghost, I thought, I have to spend

family and community. Back in 1999

Bali Buda, a healthy food shop and

time reading under a tree outside.

when we opened our rst Bali Buda

restaurant that now has six outlets

And so I did and I became an avid

caf in Ubud we used to have You

in Bali. Bali & Beyond (BB) got the

reader of ction.

are what you eat eat well, eat

chance to chat with her.

I knew I had to get out of the


country, so in 1986 I applied as
an AFS exchange student in high

Brenda Ritchmond

organic written on the wall. It was a


new concept at that time.
Eventually I also became a full-

school. They promptly rejected me,

edged practicing midwife and was

because I couldnt hang out with

able to directly observe the effects

the other participants. They seemed

of a healthy diet on pregnancy and

deviant to me and so it was hard for

birth. So it has become my mission

me to t in which made me look anti-

to spread healthy food and healthy

social. I re-applied and eventually

eating habits to my community and

they sent me to Indonesia. I had to

Indonesia at large to make each

go to the library to nd out where

generation as healthy as possible

this place was, Id never heard of

with real food as the main focus.

it! Ive been dancing since I was


ve years old, I was practicing and

BB: When creating Bali Buda, what

performing tap, jazz and ballet in

was your main purpose? Was it

BB: What brought you to Bali?

the states. I studied Javanese dance

because of your deep interest in a

BR: I grew up with an extremely

in Java. Then I wanted to study

healthy lifestyle or simply because

unhealthy diet. Ice cream for

Balinese dance in Bali. So I made

you want to share its positive effect?

breakfast and no vegetables besides

my way to Bali in 1989 to study

BR: I would denitely say both. And

celery and no fruit but an apple.

dance and I fell in love. And here

there is a third reason. I believe in

There was no information on health

I am today.

long-term sustainable solutions for

readily available it was the days

our planet and its people. I was

before the internet. And life in my

BB: And once you were in Bali, did

inspired by Indonesias rich heritage

teenage years seemed really empty.

you start practicing a healthy and

of health giving foods. Its natural,

Sometimes I would look outside

organic lifestyle?

and for me healthy living is a way

across the street to our neighbors

BR: Ive been drawn to healthy living

of life, not just a fad. My vision is to

and burst out crying at the banality

when I was a teenager. As a child,

make healthy living accessible to all.

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PROFILE&PORTRAIT

ORGANIC LIVING

When we rst opened Bali Buda,


there was virtually nothing available
in the way of organic produce. I had
to seek out small family farmers and
I started buying produce from them.
That was when I found Ibu Kartini
and her family. She now leads Bali
Organic Association and we are
proud to say that via Bali Buda we
have assisted her and her farmers to
revert over 40,000 hectares of land
here in Bali back to organic farming.
BB: How did you create the amazing
Bali Buda menu? Are the menu items

Whatever your dietary habit is, we

fruity Moroccan Salad. Denitely my

all organic and plant-based?

can offer something delicious and

newest favorite!

BR: First of all it needs to be real

wholesome.
BB: Why do people need to go to

and authentic. Nothing can beat


your mothers home-cooking, right?

BB: Whats your favorite menu item

Bali Buda?

Many of the dishes here have been

at Bali Buda?

BR: We take care of our health very

passed down to us from family

BR: I love our Apple Crumble Pie,

seriously, and this means we also

favorite recipes from around the

I never get enough of that. And

take care of our customers health

world. It is also really important for

right now Im enjoying our new

seriously too. I love to travel across

me to adapt the recipes with the use

Hummus Sisters. It is a range of

Indonesia to nd the best produce

of local, fresh organic ingredients. I

nine Mediterranean-inspired dishes

that can be brought to your kitchen

also want to serve everyone, so we

including pumpkin hummus, beetroot

table. For example, we use only high-

have quite a wide selection of foods.

hummus, roasted vegetables and

quality coconut oil and real olive oil


in our production and kitchens. There
is absolutely no palm oil in food and
soaps. We use sea salt, non-GMO
rice, soy and corn, local and organic
produce as much as possible. We
also support cottage industries by
buying from our staff or outsourcing
to families that are trying to make
a living or make additional income
as long as what they do is in line
with our vision. So when you shop
at Bali Buda, you are supporting not
only yourself but a larger healthier
community as well. n
By Suhartina Sindukusumo
www.balibuda.com

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INVITE&INDULGE

Natural Gloss

GET YOUR NAILS DONE USING ORGANIC NAIL


PRODUCTS ONLY AT MARIA CURAU, A HIDDEN
GEM IN PERERENAN...

sually, when I go to

TOXIC-FREE

a nail bar I cant stop

The Merriam-Webster dictionary

smiling after my nail

website denes vegan as a strict

art is done. But at

vegetarian who consumes no animal

Maria Curau, they

food or dairy products. This means

take it to another level. Even before

Maria Curau only uses plant-based

entering the salon, I have already

products, from nail polish to essential

found joy and feel the positive

oil, foot scrub, aromatherapy

energy. Nestled in the picturesque

and lotion, with no made-made

rice elds in Pererenan in North

chemicals. All of these products are

Kuta, Maria Curau is a distinct nail

made of natural ingredients from

spa that highlights vegan products

various plants Maria Curau has

which makes it different from other

selections of nail polish that come in

nail spas in Bali. I mean, who would

various colors derived from plants.

have thought that nail polish and


foot scrub could be vegan?

When I met Tatiana, the founder


of Maria Curau, she told me that

Maria Curau is surrounded


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2017
by beautiful
greenery.

Guests can choose one of the


vegan nail polishes at Maria Curau.

cosmetics, especially nail cosmetics,

claims not to use any chemical

have always been one of her

preservatives, petrochemicals and

interests. But at the same time, she

other ingredients that could harm our

knows that nail products or other

body.

spa products, for that matter


often contain ve of the most toxic

ITS A LUX!

ingredients that may cause serious

Bright, clean, vibrant and relaxing

health problems like cancer, asthma

that was my rst impression upon

and even more deadly effects. As a

entering this nail spa. Two white

health enthusiast herself, she came

bohemian hammocks caught my

up with the idea to open a spa

eye on my rst step into the spa,

that concentrates on healthy nail

and it was the green plants as well

treatments. Maria translated that

as the colorful cushion, plush sofas,

idea. Using all-organic products

attractive artwork and big windows

most of which are homemade and

that let the sunshine in that made me

naturally-processed, this spa proudly

feel even more peaceful and happy.

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As if thats not enough, Maria Curau

coconut, I assured myself to come

also has cozy loungers overlook

back for another Luxe treatment

the view of the rice elds Im sure

someday.

whoever get pampered on those

When I thought the treatment

loungers will feel blessed to know

was about to end, one of the

that a heavenly place like this exists

therapists washed my hands and

on the island!

feet, and began to apply organic

After sipping their homemade

coconut oil and gave me another

kombucha for refreshment, I opted

gentle massage. She then wrapped

for their Luxe treatment as suggested

my feet with towels and continued

by Tatiana. Luxe is the spas

to massage them. If other spas

manicure and pedicure signature

manicure and pedicure sessions

treatment that started with inhaling

only involve foot wash and nail

some cajuput oil that made me


feel relax, followed by soaking my
hands and feet in copper bowls
that are lled with coconut milk, sea
salt and lavender oil. The coconut
milk beneted my dry hands and
feet because it is actually a natural

felt natural and from the aroma I

moisturizer, while lavender oil is a

could tell it contains no chemical.


This non-toxic spa has its own

natural antiseptic. The combination


of the two successfully soothed my

slogan: Art, Social, Beauty.

dry skin. Afterwards, the therapist

Beauty is applied with their

carefully groomed my cuticles, and

non-toxic treatments, while Art

once done, she massaged my hands

is displayed on one of the spas

and arms, while another therapist

corners where adorable products

joined her to massage my feet and

such as summer headbands and

legs with coconut scrub. As a fan of

bikinis are on offer. And Social


is applied in another corner that
showcases handmade dolls made by
of the dolls is to support Bumi Sehat

whole package that consists of much

Foundation. Last but not least, almost

more. My most favorite part is when

every month, Maria Curau holds

they started to apply Kester Black

a charity event where everyone is

nail polish. Kester Black is a cruelty-

invited to join. n

free nail polish that has earned an

By Suhartina Sindukusumo

accreditation from Choose Cruelty


Free and Vegan Society. This means

Maria Curau

that the nail polish is purely made

Jalan Munduk Kedungu No. 45,

from plants. It took quite a long time

Pererenan, Mengwi

to dry my nails though, but the wait

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was well worth it because the polish

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LAST PAGE PHOTOS COURTESY OF MARIA CURAU,


ALL OTHERS BY SUHARTINA SINDUKUSUMO

local Balinese women a purchase


treatment, Maria Curau offers a

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A BBQ buffet dinner at Nyala resta


urant at Fairmont Sanur
Beach Bali indulges you with selec
tions of meat, from
grilled lamb medallion to beef sirloi
n, roasted chicken
and more. Dinner starts at 6.30 p.m.
every Tuesday. The
BBQ dinner is made even more roma
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PHOTOS BY RISTY NURRAISA

SIGHTS&SOUNDS

Our cork board of photos,


quotes and fun facts that we picked up
p
while exploring in December
and January...

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REST&RELAXATION
Alaya Resort Jembawan has
two swimming pools overlooking the valley.

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TIME WILL HEAL


HIDE IN THE HEART OF UBUD AND FIND
YOUR INNER PEACE

t has only been three months

the alfresco lobby. Welcome to

since Alaya Resort Jembawan

Alaya Resort Jembawan, one of the

ofcially opened in the heart

hotel staff greeted me as I stepped

of Ubud, yet this new addition

out of the car. He helped me with

to the Alaya Hotels & Resorts

my baggage, and led me to the

has already touched the hearts of

reception area where I sat on one of

health enthusiasts. Located on Jalan

their comfortable sofas. He returned

Jembawan, Alaya Resort Jembawan

with a fresh towel and a welcome

offers a different kind of stay

drink, and assisted me with my check

compared to its sisters properties,

in. It was only a couple of minutes

Alaya Resort Ubud and Alaya

later that he escorted me to my room.

Resort Kuta, as this resort gives extra

Alaya Resort Jembawan has

attention to their guests health.

three types of room Deluxe Room,

Alaya Resort Jembawan is more than

Alaya Room and Alaya Suite. I

just a place to stay. It is a healing

stayed at the Alaya Room on the

sanctuary that places wellness as a

third oor which, just like the Deluxe

top priority.

Room, is a full 50 square-meters


big. The Deluxe Room and Alaya

SERENE UBUD

Room are similar, except the Alaya

It was 2 p.m. when the hotels

Room has a bathtub. As soon as

shuttle service dropped me off at

I stepped into my room, I noticed

The alfresco lobby of


Alaya Resort Jembawan.

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an artwork depicting palm trees is

birds chirping while I was lounging

their writing on a blackboard near

displayed on the wall above the

by the pool.

the entrance, vegan food with


omnivore choices. Meaning, the

bed, which reminds me of the room


at Alaya Resort Ubud. But the most

HEALING RETREAT

restaurant is focused on vegetarian

breath-taking part of the room is the

Alaya Resort Jembawan is boutique

menu, yet they still have options for

balcony. As I opened the oor-to-

in size this resort only has 37

those who are up for some meat like

wall glass doors that connected the

rooms in total which makes it the

chicken, beef and seafood.

room to the balcony, I could see the

perfect place for everyone who

view of the hotels innity swimming

wants to escape from the crowd for

new meaning to vegan food as their

pool that lies on the ground oor.

a while. Not only does the staff pay

dishes are avorful my favorite is

detailed attention to your general

The Cheese Sambal, three grilled

swimming pool looked inviting,

needs, their attention to guest health

tempe (Indonesian traditional food

so I didnt waste more time. After

adds one more point to Alaya Resort

made of fermented soybeans)

changing into my bikini, I went to

Jembawan. This resort is designed

sandwiches with oozing parmesan

the ground oor and found that this

to be a healing retreat, and that is

and cheddar cheese, shredded

resort has two swimming pools, both

shown on their healthy menu, be

cauliower, lemon basil, fresh

overlooking the valley across from

it at their in-room dining or their

herbs, spring onions and tomato

the resort. Although the location of

restaurant, the Herb Library.

sambal. It has a bold avor that

Even from my balcony, the

the resort is not far from the center

Located at the front of the resort

The Herb Library also gives a

made me forget that it is, in fact, a

with the view of the resorts yoga

vegetarian dish! Another favorite is

quite hidden from the crowd. I could

pavilion, the Herb Library offers an

the Laksa Lemak, a vegetable curry

hear almost nothing but the sound of

all plant-based menu or, to quote

with coconut and oriental herbs

PHOTOS COURTESY OF ALAYA RESORT JEMBAWAN

of Ubud, Alaya Resort Jembawan is

Sneak a peek of the Alaya Room.

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with a rich avor. It is also served


with noodles, poached lemongrass
chicken and curry prawn. All
the foods at the Herb Library are
designed by Diana von Cranach, the
islands food personality, who also
ensures that no dish is being fried.
As a healing retreat, Alaya
Resort Jembawan offers three retreat
packages for guests to choose from;

Herb Library
serves delicious healthy food.

Wellness, Stress Relief and Slimming


Package, each with options
from two- to 21-night stay. These
packages allow guests to consult
about their health with Doc Suresh
(the in-house wellness practitioner)
and Diana. Together with the resort
team, the duo will personally design
a wellness itinerary for the guests
Doc Suresh will determine the yoga,
pranayama and meditation classes,
while Diana will design the healthy
food for daily breakfast, lunch
and dinner.
These retreat packages are
inclusive of other privileges, such as
daily afternoon tea, return airport
transfers, daily resort activities,
and a choice of Ayurvedic and spa
treatments, and more. All of the
foods and activities are personally
customized to suit the guests needs.
And with the serenity that the area
offers, Im sure everyone who takes
the retreat package at Alaya Resort
Jembawan will feel anew when they
leave the resort, like I did on the day
I went home. n
By Risty Nurraisa
Alaya Resort Jembawan
Jalan Jembawan, Ubud
(0361) 908-3102
www.alayahotels.com
Join a yoga session to
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FOTOFOLIO
Feel anew after a treatment at
The Spa at Padma Resort Ubud.
(www.padmaresortubud.com)

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Ultimate

Indulgence
This month, spend some time to spoil
yourself and your loved ones by getting
pampered at some of the islands A-list
spas. Not only do they have treatments
that will take you on a journey of deep
relaxation, these spas also have top-notch
facilities like a hydro-pool that you should
not take for granted. Many of them also
boast magnicent views of the surrounding
environment, be it the ocean, the greenery
or a river view. Are you ready to get
pampered? Dont forget that a reservation
is essential.
By Risty Nurraisa
All Courtesy Photos

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Take a relaxing treatment amidst the futuristic and


modern design of AWAY Spa at W Bali Seminyak
to boost up your energy. (www.wretreatbali.com)

Experience the couples treatment at Spa on the Rocks at


AYANA Resort and Spa Bali and enjoy their stunning view
of the Indian Ocean. (www.ayana.com)
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Before you get pampered at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Bali


at The Ritz-Carlton, Bali in Nusa Dua, make sure that you
take a dip in the Hydro-Vital pool. (www.ritzcarlton.com)

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The cliff-top Spa at Bulgari Bali boasts one of


the best tranquil ocean views on the island.
(www.bulgarihotels.com)

Spa at Maya Ubud will spoil you with the sound of the owing
river and the view of the greenery. Pampering time couldnt be
better than this. (www.mayaresorts.com)
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Take the Blessings of Bali treatment


with your loved one at The Spa at Four
Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay.
(www.fourseasons.com/jimbaranbay)

LITTLELOVES

LOVE NOTES
FROM BALI

OUR CONTRIBUTOR MELIANA SALIM CELEBRATES


HER 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF LIVING IN BALI BY
CRAFTING HER OWN PERFUME

Along came Nora Gasparini,


a stunning Martinique native and
founder of LAtelier Parfums et
Crations at The Ritz-Carlton, Bali in
Nusa Dua. During a visit to Bali, the
perfume connoisseur fell in love with
the island and its wondrous scents,
so she decided to stay and explore
her obsession with perfumery and
Indonesia through the establishment
of her perfume studio in 2010.

ll year round, Bali

anniversary of living in Bali. The

smells of incense and

island has witnessed my heartbreaks

SCENTS OF SELF

offerings, owers and

and healings, empathised with my

At LAtelier Parfums et Crations,

spices, coffee and

failures and frustrations, and given

customers from all over the world

me love, condence and a sense of

come to create their own scents

scooter exhaust, trash burning, rice

identity. We have a strong bond,

and learn about the raw materials

straw smoke and wet earth. Its a

and I would like to pay homage to

of Indonesia. Its a brilliant idea as

part of my everyday life, and its

Bali and celebrate our decade-long

people are constantly looking for

distinctly Bali.

relationship. The question is: how do

creative ways to express themselves.

I capture my love affair with Bali?

I have always been scent conscious

tobacco, as well as

This year marks my 10th

and the thought of encapsulating


my memories of Bali in a perfume
bottle excites me.
Stepping into LAtelier Parfums
et Crations, I was warmly greeted
by Nora and her friendly team who
then led me to my workstation for
the 90-minute perfume creation
workshop. Nora is the epitome of
a sophisticated modern woman
with her timeless beauty, effortless
elegance and entrepreneurial spirit.
This is the workplace of a
perfumer at a much smaller scale.
Inside, you will nd all the notes that
we like to work with, she began.
There are three sets of notes in a
perfume; top notes, middle notes
and base notes. These are the layers
that a perfume has to have for a
harmonious scent.
The workstations consist of
large teakwood tables paired with

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Craft your own perfume


at one of these workstations.

Phillippe Starck-inspired Louis Ghost

15 minutes. These opening notes

comes from tree sap. It can last on

armchairs, each personalised with

give freshness to the perfume and

your skin for up to four days, if you

the studios logo. The space is

seduce people to buy it. Usually,

dont take a shower! she laughed.

contemporary: modern innovation

we use citruses, sea breeze and all

combined with history and traditions

delicate scents, Nora elaborated.

SCENT OF A WOMAN

The middle notes are the main

There was a short questionnaire for

glass vials of essential oils were

body of the perfume with average

me to ll in before I began. This is

neatly arranged on narrow white

intensity and longevity. This is where

to help me get an idea of the type

shelves.

with a touch of whimsy. Little amber

you nd pleasant smells like owers

of perfume that suits you, Nora

The top notes are the rst scents

and spices. The base notes are the

said. Name one of your favourite

that hit your nose sharply when you

dry down of the perfume. They are

perfumes, read the rst question.

apply the perfume. They have lighter

low in intensity but high in longevity

Eternity, I muttered under my

molecules, which evaporate within

the longest being benzoin, which

breath.

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A few years later, she gave

or the Proust phenomenon, where the

rushing in and transported me back

me my rst perfume, Eternity,

act of dipping his madeleine cookie

to the 80s. Sitting on my parents

to mark my teen hood. I wore the

into a cup of tea had unlocked his

bed, I would watch my mother get

elegant scent into my early twenties,

forgotten childhood memories.

ready for a romantic night out. She

carrying her with me with each

Upon completing the mini

would dress to the nines but wear no

precious spritz as I moved from

personality test, Nora tallied my

make-up, except lipstick. For the nal

Indonesia to Singapore, Canada

score and categorised me as Zen

touch, she would spray her signature

and back.

and Mysterious. Zen is soft,

fragrance, Eternity by Calvin Klein,

Is Eternity one of my favourite

citrusy and aquatic, like the smell of

a gift from my father. The luxurious

perfumes? It certainly evokes a

the sea. Mysterious is the complete

scent would linger, comforting my

nostalgia from my childhood. French

opposite. It is woody, resinous

siblings and me long after she and

writer Marcel Proust called it odour-

and intense. Youll have to nd

my father left the house.

evoked autobiographical memory

the balance between the two, she


smiled. An astrologer once told me
that my life goal is to seek absolute
freedom and total security. Im
sensing a pattern here.
I dont have passion in
perfume, Nora claimed. I have
passion in scents. My husband has a
better sense of smell but I am better
at blending and training. Based
on the two categories, Nora guided
me through the art of perfumery and
some of the 44 fragrance notes a
combination of natural and synthetic
aromatics, 80 percent of which are
sourced in Indonesia.

SCENTS AND
SENSIBILITY
I wanted my ode-to-Bali perfume to
include strong notes of frangipani,
champaka and jasmine Balis
ubiquitous owers. During the
following hour and a half, I carefully
smelled, squeezed and selected
the notes, adding and subtracting
numbers and creating various
combinations that would lead to
three different perfume testers. The
possibilities are innite. I could do
Nora Gasparini.

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this all day!


The rst tester is a warm-up to

NORA GASPARINI PHOTO BY FABIO LORENZO, ALL OTHERS COURTESY OF


LATELIER PARFUMS ET CREATIONS AT THE RITZ-CARLTON, BALI

A ood of vivid memories came

Guests can use their bespoke


perfume after three weeks.

see how all the aromatic components

base notes such as white musk and

and jasmine, and slowly releases a

blend together. The nal smell is

fougre. White musk is a synthetic

deep rhythm of herbaceous fougre

already there but the molecules are

aromatic created to ethically replace

and clean white musk.

ghting with each other, so the smell

the original musk, a pungent odour

has not yet settled, explained Nora

derived from a rectal gland of the

three weeks before you can use

as she gently dabbed some on the

endangered Himalayan male musk

your perfume. This is to ensure that

scent strips and on our forearms. It

deer. It certainly did not smell like

the maceration process is complete

was too powdery for me; I couldnt

my Bali.

and the scents and essences are of

detect the ower notes.

Now, you have to wait around

the highest quality, Nora stated as

A MOMENT IN TIME

she presented my very rst signature

de toilette, Nora recommended

It was decided the standout

perfume, A Moment in Time,

reducing the notes I wasnt so fond

formula was the eau de toilette.

dedicated to my Bali with love. n

of, like aldehydes, and increasing

The last step was naming my new

By Meliana Salim

the ones I loved, highlighting fresher

30 ml baby. A Moment in Time

scents such as aquatic, lemon,

resonated with me a fragrance

LAtelier Parfums et Crations

frangipani and lotus. I was pleased

of my endearing romance with Bali.

The Ritz-Carlton, Bali

with the blend: oral, sweet and

It opens with fresh lemon, oceanic

Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan Lot#3,

delicate.

breeze and dreamy lavender as top

Sawangan, Nusa Dua

notes, unleashes sweet oral aroma

(0361) 849-8988 ext. 3941

encompassing frangipani, champaka

www.perfumeworkshops.com

For the second tester, eau

The nal vial was for the eau de


parfum, which emphasised heavier

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into a room and nd clues or solve


codes to get out of the room. It could
be keys, sticks, Morse code or even
stairs that will lead our way out. But
dont get too excited yet, when you
are able to solve one clue or break
a code to open a door, because that
door will lead you to another room
and you need to nd another clue

CRACK THE CODES AND GET OUT OF THE ESCAPE


ROOM AT PANDORA EXPERIENCE BALI.

to go in. And so on, and so onto


nally get free.
It seems hard at rst, but knowing
I will do this with up to seven friends

makes me feel a little bit better. After


obody likes to

intelligent service has to investigate

all, it is only a game, a fun game

be trapped in

a supernatural occurrence that strikes

that my friends and I tried to get

a locked room,

many prisoners at the Alcatraz

through all the rooms on a recent

especially when

Prison. Turns out, her investigation

evening. Among the three game

the setting of the

only got her to discover that an

rooms at Pandora Experience Bali,

room is spooky or rather dodgy. But

evil spirit has been waiting for her

we opted to start with the Alcatraz

at Pandora Experience Bali, to be

in Cell Block D. Does that sound

room because it is the favorite. To be

trapped in one of their three locked

scary enough? Well, that was the

fair, the game was neither difcult

rooms would be as exciting as going

story I was told before the game

nor easy all we need is a certain

to a fun park on a Sunday. Are you

began at Alcatraz room at Pandora

level of skill to help us break all the

curious yet? Bear with me while

Experience Bali.

codes. To help us prepare before the

Im cracking the codes to get out of

I arrived at Pandora with three

Alcatraz Prison, one of the game

friends of mine, and was greeted

rooms at Pandora Experience Bali.

by all-black walls and gothic

game starts one the staff informed us


of all the rules during the game.
Our journey started in a prison

settings. Pandora Experience Bali is

cell with terrifying sentences written

FIND YOUR WAY OUT

actually the fourth venue of Pandora

on black walls. All of a sudden, as

A British woman who works at an

Experience in Indonesia. Pandora is

we stood there without given any


ashlight and clues, the TV came on
and played a video about the British
agent. At the end of the video, the
agent was trapped in the Alcatraz
prison. So, we played as that agent,
and needed to nd clues to get
out. We began by examining the
sentence written on the wall, but
we discovered no clues there. Then
we tried to look for clues all around
the room, yet still we found nothing.
It turned out, we needed to think

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FIRST PAGE AND SECOND PAGE TOP LEFT PHOTOS BY MELIYANA SANTOSO, ALL OTHERS BY SUHARTINA SINDUKUSUMO

ACTION&ATTRACTION

PRISON

an escape game where we will go

and match it with the instruction.


All of the codes have to match,
because only then will the door open
automatically.
It took us about one and a half
hour to get out of the Alcatraz
Prison, but it didnt feel that long
because we were too busy working
on the codes. There were a lot of
surprises along the way as well,
which made the game even more fun
out of the box to nd a clue. For

outside the box and not to give up

and the truth be told, we became

instance, in some rooms, we needed

too easily. Although a walkie-talkie

addicted to this game! We will

to use our math and scouting skills.

was available for us to ask for hints

surely come back to try to escape

Other clues were cracked when

from the game master when we felt

from the other two game rooms,

we tried to count some numbers on

helpless. There is no limit to how

Area 52 and Legends of El Dorado.

the wall logic is a highly needed

many hints we can ask the game

We believe that both will be just

skill! Another time, we needed to

master, but where is the fun in that?

as exciting as Alcatraz. We cant

nd a rope to open another door or

Trying to crack the code by ourselves

wait to get our minds blown with

cupboard, which reminded me of my

was where the challenge is.

the clues and tricks hidden in those

days as a girl scout.


In the end, when we tried to

During the game, I also noticed


that Pandora Experience Bali has

undiscovered escape rooms. n


By Suhartina Sindukusumo

see what lies beyond our eyes,

installed advanced technology and

we found the answers, clues and

sensory devices connected to almost

Pandora Experience

codes that lead to our way out. For

all of the items in the room. For

Jalan Dewi Sri No. 45D, Kuta

some reason, this way of thinking

instance, to open one of the doors,

0878-6225-1822

has shaped my mind into thinking

we needed to read a Morse code

www.pandoraexperience.com

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BEYONDBALI

HIDDEN GEM OF WEST SUMATRA


OUR CONTRIBUTOR DONNY SYOFYAN DISCOVERS MANDEH SEA PARK,
AN UNTOUCHED PARADISE IN WEST SUMATRA

est Sumatra

reason for tourists to come and

Ampat Islands, an area of Papua

has become

visit with the discovery of a hidden

that is known world-wide for its

one of the

paradise, Mandeh Sea Park.

incredible underwater charm.

top tourist

Located at Koto XI Tarusan


subdistrict in the Pesisir Selatan

UNDER THE SEA

in Indonesia, be it for a weekend

regency, Mandeh Sea Park boasts

Mandeh Sea Park sits on an

getaway or a long holiday. This

magnicent marine life that takes

18,000 hectares of land. The word

province which is known for

ones breath away. Visitors can opt

mandeh is derived from the name

its iconic Rumah Gadang (the

for diving or snorkeling to discover

of a village in the region. This area

traditional house) has virtually

the fascinating water world just

consists of exotic islands, among

everything tourists are looking for,

beneath the oceans surface. Due

the famous ones are Cubadak,

from remarkable natural sites to

to the beauty of its underwater

Sirandah, Cingkuak, Pagang,

unique cultural attractions. And

life, Mandeh Sea Park is often

Pasumpahan Island and more.

now, West Sumatra gives one more

considered Sumatras very own Raja

Many of these small islands are

destinations

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still untouched, and thats where

live freely and untroubled by human

the beauty of Mandeh Sea Park

contact. That is also why it has

lies. Visiting this area is incomplete

become a haven for divers. Aside

without going island hopping

from its coral reefs, Mandeh Sea

for sure, and a one-night stay is

Park is also known for its shipwreck,

certainly not enough. Stay at least a

located in the Mandeh bay at 20

couple of nights in this area take it

to 25 meters deep. Recently a team

from me, you wont regret it for the

of shipwreck explorers assigned

rest of your life!

by the Ministry of Maritime Affairs

Around 70 hectares of Mandeh

and Fisheries made a video about

Sea Park is home to coral reefs and

divers on a guided tour around the

various species of marine biota.

shipwreck. The shipwreck is believed

This area is also so well maintained

to be the MV Boelongan, a Dutch

that a variety of marine species can

cargo ship, which was bombed by

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the Japanese army in 1942.


Meanwhile, non-divers can
go snorkeling to discover the
underwater beauty. There are a lot
of hot spots for snorkeling across
this sea park. Some of the islands
are surrounded by waters so crystal
clear that divers and snorkelers
The beautiful underwater life
of Mandeh Sea Park.

can see many remarkable marine


organisms clearly from the surface
or several meters down. Once done
with the diving or snorkeling, a
visitor can relax on the white sandy
beach and enjoy the fresh air. The
scenic beauty of Mandeh area can
also make one instantly forget about
the world.
Mandeh Sea Park is also
a paradise for photography
enthusiasts, and therefore, a camera
is essential to bring while visiting
the area. The beautiful underwater
life and the magnicent landscape
make Mandeh Sea Park the perfect
place for a photo hunt.

TO A BETTER FUTURE
This area has such great potential
as a tourist destination, and thats
why the local government continues
making improvements. They aim to
make Mandeh not just as a tourist
spot, but also a national sea park
with a conservation area and a
marine laboratory.

empowering local residents through


tourism and travel industry. In the
last couple of years, they have
successfully promoted Mandeh
on a national scale. A number of
people that focus on ecotourism
were appointed to help manage

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PHOTOS BY MABRURI TANJUNG

People who work in the


tourism sector around the area are

Mandeh Sea Park is surrounded


by crystal clear waters.

the travel business in the area, from


the culinary industry to arts and

they can communicate with foreign

more were being prepared.


Even the young generation also

visitors. Businesses in Mandeh will

craftsmanship, as well as boat and

receives education to help boost

also be certied for quality control.

tour guides and homestays.

the tourism sector in Mandeh. The

All of these efforts aim to establish

children of Nyalo River and Nagari

sustainable tourism in Mandeh. n

Mandeh are learning English so

By Donny Syofyan

To improve the culinary


business, for instance, a number
of seasoned chefs in Padang,
the capital city of West Sumatra,
has come to Mandeh to share
their cooking ideas. Under their
guidance, the cooks in Mandeh
recreated rendang, West Sumatras
traditional food that is usually made
with beef, but in Mandeh using
octopus, muscles, shrimps and other
seafood that are easily found in
local waters. The tour guides also
receive training and visit other
tourist attractions in West Sumatra
on a study tour. The locals are also
encouraged to build homestays
during my visit, there were already
two homestays in the area, and ve

HOW TO GET THERE:


From Bali, you can get to Padang via Jakarta. Daily ights from Jakarta to
Padang are available with Garuda Indonesia, Citilink, Sriwijaya Air and Lion
Air. Cars are available for rent at Rp. 500,000, inclusive of a driver and fuel
for a day trip. You can book a car and driver before arriving in Padang for
airport pickup.

WHERE TO STAY:
Giszella Hotel
Jalan Raya Padang-Painan, Ps. Baru,
Bayang
(0756) 441-467

Langkisau Resort Hotel & Restaurant


Jalan Baru Pantai Salido KM 0.8,
Salido
0853-6343-1455

Rihan Hotel
Jalan Jenderal Sudirman No.205,
Salido
(0756) 213-26

Anak Salido Residence


Jalan H. Agus Salim No 42, Painan
0813-8458-1472

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CAPITALCORNER

CAPITAL ESCAPE

SPOIL YOURSELF WITH SOME RELAXING ME TIME CONTINUED BY SIPPING


SOME REFRESHING DRINKS WITH THAT SPECIAL SOMEONE IN JAKARTA

fter a busy week at

FOR HIM

traditional wet-shaving, coloring and

work and dealing

There are a lot of barbershops in

hair-styling.

with the trafc in

the city, but Shortcut is worth a

Jakarta, you deserve

visit because they are the team

understand that each guest may

some me time to

The barbers at Shortcut

responsible for cutting and styling

have his own hair-style preferences.

relax your body and mind. A quick

President Joko Widodos hair since

However, if you have no idea on

spa treatment on the weekend can

he was the governor of Jakarta. This

what kind of hairstyle is perfect

help you with that. And once youre

barbershop offers a full grooming

for you, dont worry because the

recharged, why dont you continue

experience that every true gentleman

barbers will give you suggestions,

your pampering day by taking that

needs the hair and beard treatment

from a classic hairstyle to the latest

special someone out for a cocktail at

is the most favorite here. This

trend. If you want something new,

a recommended bar? These places

treatment begins with hair-washing,

you can also ask them to experiment

will spoil you in the capital city

followed by a consultation, haircut,

with avant-garde style. To complete

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the treatment, Shortcut also gives a


head and shoulder massage using
high-quality products.
Shortcut at Grand Indonesia
Shopping Town is the rst outlet
of Barberia Indonesia, a company
providing male grooming since it
was rst established in 2011. Now,
the company is expanding the
business by opening outlets at three
other popular malls in Jakarta. While
each Shortcut outlet is designed
with western style, Barba Barberia
at Senayan City is set with classic-

FOR HER

European style, Batavorum Barberia

While the men are groomed at

at Plaza Indonesia embraces classic-

Shortcut, the ladies can go to Gaya

colonial style of the old Batavia, and

Spa to have a relaxing time. Situated

Barba Barberia at PIK Avenue has

in the heart of Jakarta, Gaya Spa

classic-Peranakan style. All of them

offers the best Indonesian traditional

share a similar character which is

beauty treatments that have been

classic decoration that makes their

passed down from generation to

space feel homey for their guests.

generation for hundreds of years.


Gaya Spa presents traditional

Shortcut

treatments from many parts of the

Grand Indonesia Indonesia Shopping

archipelago, from Betawi, Java,

surely take you to a place of deep

Town level 3,

Madura, Batak, Bali, Banjar, Bugis,

relaxation.

Jalan M.H. Thamrin No. 1, Jakarta

Minang and Minahasa. Amidst

(021) 2358-0339

the modern ambiance of the spa,

steps, including a footbath with

Instagram: @barberia_id

these luxurious spa treatments will

essential oil and a massage by

Each treatment consists of several

professional therapists. You can


also use the sauna room afterwards.
Once the treatment is done, you
can continue to relax by sipping
some healthy drinks at the lounge.
Gaya Spa also offers a monthly
membership package for loyal
customers and special packages for
couple treatments.
Gaya Spa & Wellness
Jalan Wolter Mongonsidi No. 25,
Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta

The treatment at
Gaya Spa will make you glow.

(021) 726-7648
www.gayaspa.com

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Have some refreshing drinks with


that special someone at The Back Room Bar.

Now that you have recharged your

their in-house mixologist.


One of the signature cocktails

infusion and lemon wedges.


Now, raise your glass and enjoy

energy after your me time, it is

is Aging Negroni, an Italian-

your date night while listening to

time to take your special someone

inspired cocktail that combines Dry

some jazz music at The Back Room

out for a drink at one of the notable

Gin, Campari, Martini Rosso and

Bar. You can return on Monday and

bars in the city. Nestled in a corner

twisted orange zest. This drink is

Wednesday to sip some drinks with

of the ground oor of Pullman

even more unique as it is fermented

your loved one while enjoying some

Jakarta Indonesia, The Back Room

for one month before service,

live music performances that starts

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and the combination of orange

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unwind with your loved one.

and alcoholic ingredients gives a


delicious bittersweet taste. While

The Back Room Bar

this place feel like a private club

Aging Negroni has a strong avor

Pullman Jakarta Indonesia

but at the same time gives a homey

which is perfect for the men, the

Jalan M.H. Thamrin No. 59, Jakarta

feeling as you enter the bar. Here,

ladies can enjoy the other signature

(021) 3192-1111

you can enjoy the night off by

drink named Old Saddle. This

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sipping one or more of their

refreshing drink has a sensational

signature cocktails which consist of

sweet avor with Gin, cream de

By Edna Tarigan

unique mixtures, all are crafted by

cassis, Fabri syrup, cherry-water

(www.edededan.com)

The fumed-teak paneling makes

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BEYONDUPDATES

SUMBA SURPRISE

ALL COURTESY PHOTOS

Good news for Indonesian guests at Nihiwatu, the worlds number one hotel by Travel + Leisure magazine. The hotel is offering
a luxurious special package for all Indonesian ID holders as well as KIMS and KITAS holders. Available until December 31, this
package consists of a three-night stay at a one bedroom villa for one or two persons, inclusive of all meals and non-alcoholic drinks for
breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other privileges include airport transfer and a 60-minute massage for two. Guests can also go trekking to
Nihioka and indulge in breakfast at Nihioka Tree House. During the green and shoulder seasons, this package is available from
Rp. 19,500,000++/villa for three-night stay, and is from Rp. 29,500,000++/villa for three-night stay on high season.
Nihiwatu
Sumba Island, East Nusa Tenggara
Bali Ofce (0361) 757-149
www.nihiwatu.com

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STRESS RELIEVER
Collaborating with renowned illustrator Johanna
Basford who initiated coloring books for adults,
Westin Hotels & Resorts unveiled three speciallydesigned adult coloring sheets which are available at Westin Hotels & Resorts across Asia Pacic
until the end of February 2017. On December
14, 2016, The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali
invited in-house guests to come together at Kites
Lounge Terrace to color those sheets.
www.westinnusaduabali.com

MEXICAN GALORE
Motel Mexicola hosted Africola
X Motel Mexicola where
Executive Chef Steven Skelly
collaborated with Duncan
Welgemoed, Head Chef of
Adelaides renowned restaurant
Africola. The duo created
dishes that were perfectly
paired with Mezcal, Mexicos
alcoholic drink. The President
of Mezcaleros Association
was also present that night to
introduce Mezcal to the guests.
This event was the rst chef
collaboration at Motel Mexicola
and was supported by the
Mexican Embassy of Indonesia.
www.motelmexicolabali.com

ALL COURTESY PHOTOS

SEE&SEEN

A MONTH OF LOVE
December 2016 was a month full of love at Grand Hyatt Bali as the property shared
happiness through two different events. On December 9, Grand Hyatt Bali held an appreciation party titled Electric for its loyal partners and clients. The 500 guests indulged
in a lavish buffet dinner accompanied by live performances. A couple of days after
the party, Grand Hyatt Bali welcomed close to 400 underprivileged children from 15
orphanages and schools around Bali to celebrate Christmas together.
www.bali.grand.hyatt.com

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UNDER THE MOON


The St. Regis Bali Resort together with The
Laguna, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa
held The Extraordinary Moonlight Dinner
at Cloud Nine Terrace to support UNICEF
Check Out for Children Program. The dinner presented a collaboration of six chefs
Agung Ardiawan of The St. Regis Bali
Resort, Made Putra of The Laguna Resort
& Spa, Kevin Cherkas of Cuca Jimbaran,
Maurizio Bombini of Mandapa, a RitzCarlton Reserve, Mandif Warokka of Teatro
Gastroteque and Indonesian celebrity
chef Farah Quinn. Over US$20,000 was
collected for the UNICEF Check Out for
Children Program to help underprivileged
children and families across Asia Pacic.
www.stregisbali.com

GOODBYE, 2016!
Bidding goodbye to 2016, The Stones Legian, Bali A Marriott
Autograph Collection hotel hosted a Black and White Masquerade
Party. The party took place at the hotels ballroom where guests indulged in a delicious buffet dinner accompanied by live performances
by Indonesian singers and musicians, like Lea Simanjuntak, Dira
Sugandi, Hendri Lamiri and Maylaffayza. Saxophonist Danny Lerman
was also among the performers.
www.stoneshotelbali.com

ARTSY UBUD
Closing 2016, The Lokha Ubud Resort, Villas & Spa hosted
an art exhibition titled Sincerity of Tropical Rain. The exhibition aimed to support local artists by displaying a number
of artworks by I Gusti Made Wisatawan, I Made Astika
Yasa, I Gede Merta Sukarya and I Wayan Suardana. The
opening of the exhibition was held on December 16, and
among the attendees were General Manager of The Lokha
Ubud GB Suddhajinendra HS and CEO of Santhini Bali
Coorporate Franco Ray, BBS MMH.
www.thelokhaubud.com

THE BEST BARTENDER


It has only been a couple of months since Hilton Bali ofcially
opened on the island, yet the property has already made
an achievement by winning the Bar Challenge at the Hilton
South East Asia & India (ISEA) F&B Masters 2016/2017.
It was bartender I Wayan Santiyasa that brought home the
winning title. Other winners were Dedi Setiawan from Hilton
Bandung (Culinary Challenge), Cindy Khoo Li Shan from
Hilton Singapore (Dessert Challenge), I Made Dwi Artika
from Conrad Bali (Barista Challenge) and Kris Yao from
Hilton Singapore (Sommelier Challenge). Congratulations!
www.baliresort.hilton.com
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INFOINDEX

AIRLINES

Tel: (0361) 286-465, Fax: (0361) 286-408


E-mail: bali@honorary.mzv.cz

Renon, Denpasar Fax: (0361) 263-310


E-mail: rtc_bali@thaimail.com

AIRPORT OPERATOR
Tel: (0361) 751-011

FRANCE

CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS

Jl. Mertasari Gg. II No. 8, Sanur


Tel: (0361) 285-485, Fax: (0361) 286-406
E-mail: consul@dps.centrin.net.id

TIMOR LESTE
Jl. Prof. Yamin No. 4, Renon, Denpsar
Tel: (0361) 235-093, Fax: (0361) 235-092
E-mail: cgtl@dpsbali.com

GERMANY

UNITED STATES

Tel: (0361) 768-358, Fax: (0361) 768-369

Jl. Pantai Karang 17, Batujimbar, Sanur


Tel: (0361) 288-535, Fax: (0361) 288-826
Email: germanconsul@bali-ntb.com

Jl. Hayam Wuruk 188, Denpasar


Tel: (0361) 233-605, Fax: (0361) 222-426
E-mail: amcobali@indosat.net.id

ROYAL BRUNEI

HUNGARY

Tel: (0361) 757-292

SINGAPORE AIRLINES

Marintur, Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 219, Sanur.


Tel: (0361) 287-701, Fax: (0361) 287-456
Email: huconbali@telkom.net

Jl. I Gusti Ngurah Rai, Airport


Tel: (0361) 936-8388, Fax: (0361) 936-8383

INDIA

GARUDA Jl. Jalan Sugianyar, 5 Denpasar

Jl. Raya Puputan 163, Renon - Denpasar


Tel. (0361) 259-502/259-503
Fax.(0361) 259-505

Wisthi Sabha Building, 2nd Floor


Ngurah Rai International Aiprort
Call Centre: 0804-1-888888

CONTINENTAL MICRONESIA

Tel. (0361) 227-824, Fax: (0361) 226-298


24-hour access: 08071-807-807

MERPATI
Jl. Gatot Subroto Tengah, 26 Denpasar
Tel: (0361) 411-364
Airport Tel: (0361) 9351-011, ext. 5240/5242
Hotline: Tel: (0361) 722-740, 722-741

MANDALA AIRLINES
Komp. Plaza Kertawijaya
Jl. Diponogoro No. 98, Denpasar, Reservation
Call center 08041234567

NGURAH RAI AIRPORT


Tel/Fax: (0361) 759-761

HEALTH&MEDICAL

ITALY
Lotus Enterprises Building
Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai, Jimbaran
Tel: (0361) 701-005, Fax: (0361) 701-005
E-mail: italconsbali @italconsbali.org

JAPAN
Jl. Raya Puputan 170, Denpasar
Tel: (0361) 227-628, Fax: (0361) 265-066
E-mail: denpasar@dp.mofa.go.jp

MALAYSIA
Alam Kulkul Boutique Resort Jl. Pantai Kuta
Tel: (0361) 752-520, Fax: (0361) 766-373
E-mail: info@consulmalaysia-bali.com

THAI INTERNATIONAL
Grand Bali Beach Sanur, Tel: (0361) 288-141

QATAR AIRWAYS
Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel, South Kuta Beach
Tel: (0361) 752-222; Fax: 753-788. Departure
International Terminal, 2nd . 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

CZECH REPUBLIC
Jl. Pengembak 17 Sanur.

THAILAND Jl. Puputan Raya No. 81,

74

BADUNG GOVERNMENT TOURISM


OFFICE Jl. Kuta Raya 2, Kuta
Tel: (0361) 756-175/76

BALI GOVERNMENT TOURISM OFFICE


Jl. Supratman, Niti Mandala, Renon, Denpasar
Tel: (0361) 222-387

SILOAM HOSPITALS

SINGARAJA TOURIST INFORMATION


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

24-hour emergency 779-911


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

UBUD TOURIST INFORMATION


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

SWITZERLAND & AUSTRIA


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

AIRPORT Tel: (0361) 751-011

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