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VOLUME 19 NO. 209

TREASURED
A ROYAL TALE TRADITION
STAY AT ROYAL AMBARRUKMO BATIMUNG TREATMENT
YOGYAKARTA FROM SOUTH BORNEO

ONLY IN
INDONESIA
AGE-OLD RITUALS FROM
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TEAMTALK

ONLY IN INDONESIA
Om Swastiastu...

Spanning over 17,000 islands, Indonesia is so rich with different cultures, traditions,
food and so much more. Each area has its own unique age-old rituals and recipes that
make this nation great. As a media provider devoted to travel, tourism and lifestyle
in Indonesia, we present you a special theme for this edition where we feature more
stories from several parts of the country.
Although the majority of Hindu people in Indonesia live in Bali, there are still some
Hindu communities throughout the country. One of them is the Tengger Tribe who live
on the foot of Mount Bromo since the day their ancestors moved there after escaping
from chaos during the fall of Majapahit Kingdom some centuries ago. The people are
COVER still loyal with their rituals, the Yadnya Kasada, where they pay tribute to their God and
Photo Courtesy of ancestors. Find out more about them in CRAFT & CULTURE.
Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta
In this edition, we also take you to the grandest hotel in Yogyakarta where heritage
sites meet modern life, the Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta. We reveal our story to
you in REST & RELAXATION. We also invite you to experience an ancient beauty
ritual from South Borneo at Martha Tilaar Day and Spa, Jimbaran, which we share in
INVITE & INDULGE.
To taste authentic recipes, you can go to Kayumanis Resto Jimbaran that elevates
traditional food from across the archipelago to ve-star dishes. Flip through our DINE
& DELIGHTS to discover their story. And from outside Bali, our contributor Fadil Azis
shares his amazing photos of Jakarta that he took when the city was asleep in
CAPITAL CORNER, while Edna Tarigan reveals a meromictic lake in East Borneo in
BEYOND BALI.
All these stories are especially crafted for you, hoping that the next time you visit
Indonesia, you can go explore other wonderful travel destinations in the archipelago
after your trip to Bali. Happy traveling!

Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om


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CONTRIBUTORS

CARI HILL EDNA TARIGAN FADIL AZIZ GINO ANDRIAS JOSEPH WANG REZA FITRIYANTO
is an award-winning is a Jakarta-based travel is a travel photographer is a Bali-based writer, loves to write (ne) is a Yogyakarta-based
photographer from New writer. She began her whose main passion photographer, coffee restaurant reviews. A travel and photography
Zealand who specializes professional career as a is capturing the junkie, food addict and keen traveler, he also enthusiast. Log on to
in travel street portraits journalist, living in Bali archipelagos beauty. lover of the outdoors. loves to try anything new. www.rezatriyanto.com
and has traveled to 55 for a year then moving Check out his works in Hell write and shoot One of his to-do items to see more of his work.
countries.Check out back to Jakarta to chase www.alcibbum- almost anything, from for this year is going on
her work on Instagram another dream. photography.com live concerts to water a solo road trip from
@nowbecomingthen0 www.edededan.com sports and everything in Singapore to Hanoi.
or click www. between.
nowbecomingthen.co.nz.

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

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CRAFT&CULTURE INVITE&INDULGE
A SACRED PLEDGE TREASURED TRADITION
The Yadnya Kasada ritual at Batimung treatment at Martha Tilaar
Mount Bromo Salon Day and Spa

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LIFESTYLE&LEISURE SIGHTS&SOUNDS
BALIS ONE AND ONLY PHOTOS & FUN FACTS
Balis original produce and Snapshots and quotes picked up
where to find it throughout August and September

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DINE&DELIGHTS

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TASTES OF THE
ARCHIPELAGO
Authentic Indonesian dishes at
Kayumanis Resto Jimbaran

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Hot deals and promotions of
PROFILE&PORTRAIT the month that shouldnt be missed
SOPHIES CHOICE

SECOND COLUMN PHOTO BY CARI HILL, THIRD COLUMN PHOTO COURTESY OF ALILA MANGGIS
TV persona turns healer, 14 NEW&NEWS
Sophie Navita This months select news updates
from the islands tourism industry
and whats new around the island

6 0 BEYONDUPDATES
News updates from the tourism
industry and whats new beyond Bali FIRST COLUMN PHOTO COURTESY OF KAYUMANIS RESTO JIMBARAN,

6 2 COMMUNITYCALENDAR
Schedules, calendar highlights and

40 various happenings of interest, from


art exhibitions to special events

64 SEE&SEEN
Snapshots of events and happenings

36 within the preceding month

REST&RELAXATION 66 BALIMAPS
A ROYAL TALE Map of Bali showing specic tourism
Royal Ambarrukmo in Yogyakarta areas and places of interest, as
well as a distance scale between

40 the islands main destinations

FOTOFOLIO
24 BEYOND THE TOURIST
Cari Hill explores the real Bali
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70 INFOINDEX
Useful directory of companies and
island-based businesses
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TOP PHOTO BY FAKEYE, BOTTOM LEFT PHOTO BY EDNA TARIGAN,

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ACTION&ATTRACTION
A
BOTTOM RIGHT PHOTO BY GINO ANDRIAS

THE SPICE TRAILS

52
Discover Bali with
WakaLandCruise

BEYONDBALI 56
MAGICAL LAKE CAPITALCORNER
A visit to Lake Labuan Cermin WHEN THE CITYS ASLEEP

48
The only time of the year when
in East Borneo Jakarta is deserted

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PRIMEPROMOTION

A DAY IN KUTA
For those who have no idea how to spend their last day on the island
while waiting for your late-night ight, Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort has
an exclusive offer for you. The resort presents a Day Use Package
at Rp. 475,000 nett/adult and Rp. 237,500 nett/child where you
can enjoy an easy afternoon with shopping at Beachwalk Shopping
Center, using the resorts pool and spa facilities, and relishing a three-
course Italian set menu for lunch or dinner at Bene, while the kids
can get complimentary use of Play@Sheraton. You can also take the
Premium Day Use Package at Rp. 999,000/adult and Rp. 499,000/
child where you will be treated with a 60-minute massage at Shine
Spa, a light lunch at the poolside area, dinner at Feast Restaurant and
more. All packages include an airport transfer.
Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort
Jalan Pantai Kuta, Kuta, (0361) 846-5555
www.sheratonbalikuta.com

HOLISTIC CENTER
The new holistic center in Seminyak, Eden Life Centres, reminds
us all of the importance of wellness, aesthetic treatments and self-
improvement through good nutrition, happiness and self-care. The
clinic brings holistic wellness treatment in Bali to a new level with
professional counsellors, healers and therapists so that guests have
detailed, personalized information on their conditions. Try their
popular signature treatment, the Skin Rejuvenation Program that
UNDERWATER VOWS combines a Live Cell Treatment, Carboxy and LED Therapy Facial to
draw out toxins and rejuvenate skin with no pain.
If you and your spouse want to go anti-mainstream to
Eden Life Centres
tie the knot, then Alila Manggis is the answer. The resort
Jalan Petitenget No. 12, Seminyak, (0361) 934-2958
offers an Underwater Wedding package where couples
www.edenlifecentres.com
can exchange wedding vows under the exotic East Bali
sea. If you are not familiar with diving, dont worry
because the package is inclusive of a wedding rehearsal
in a pool, and introduction and familiarization to diving.
All romantic moments in the water will be perfectly
captured by professional underwater photographers
from DrewPerspective. You and your loved one can
also enjoy a two-night stay at the hotel, and experience
ALL COURTESY PHOTOS

a complimentary romantic dinner along with a spa


treatment.
Alila Manggis
Desa Buitan, Manggis, Kabupaten Karangasem
(0363) 410-11
www.alilahotels.com/manggis

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PRECIOUS
ACHIEVEMENTS
Good news is coming from The Damai, a perfect
sanctuary in the Kayuputih Village in North Bali.
The resort has just received prestigious awards as
the Best Spa Destination in Indonesia and the
Best Honeymoon Destination in South East Asia
at the 7th Asian Lifestyle Tourism Award 2017 in
Singapore. The Damais General Manager Christy
Guna Desa was also awarded as one of the Top
10 Outstanding General Managers in Indonesia.
These achievements prove that The Damai, that just
celebrated its 20th anniversary, is one of the best
gems for every couple to enjoy North Balis pristine
black sandy beaches, sunrise views and other
natural wonders.
The Damai
Jalan Damai, Kayu Putih, Lovina, Singaraja
(0362) 410-09
MEXICAN SUNDAY www.thedamai.com

Selections of delicious delights await you at UNIQUE Rooftop Bar &


Restaurants Mexican Sunday Brunch! Available at Rp. 380,000++ for
food only or at Rp. 460,000++ with free-ow wines and margaritas,
this Sunday brunch will please your palate with real Mexican avors,
from Barbacoa (short ribs with Mexican rice), Lengua En Salsa Chipotle
(beef tongue with chickpeas) and Vuelve A La Vida (scallops, octopus
and shrimps with cocktail sauce). This brunch is a lot more fun with a live
music performance and a view of the greenery. Dont forget to bring your
swimwear so you can plunge in the rooftop pool afterwards.
UNIQUE Rooftop Bar & Restaurant
RIMBA Jimbaran Bali by AYANA, Karang Mas Estate,
Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran
(0361) 846-8468
www.rimbajimbaran.com

SWEET BABYMOON
Create your unforgettable pregnancy moments in an exotic spot
on the island. Nestled on a cliff-side in Jimbaran, Anantara
Uluwatu Bali Resort is inviting all expecting parents to enjoy
a short getaway while awaiting the arrival of their baby in a
perfect babymoon package. Have a little celebration with a
welcome cake and step into one of the Ocean Pool View Suites
that boasts the Indian Ocean and is beautifully decorated.
Mom-to-be will also be indulged with a 75-minute Elemis
Pregnancy Massage while dad-to-be can enjoy a 60-minute
Balinese massage. Available at US$594/room/night, this
package also includes a 30-minute photoshoot within the resort
area, one-time Dining by Design experience, a Sunset Snack
and complimentary coconut water.
Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort
Jalan Pemutih, Labuan Sait, Uluwatu
(0361) 8957-555
www.bali-uluwatu.anantara.com

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NEW&NEWS

JOIN THE CLUB


Discover an elevated stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Bali with
the resorts exclusive program, The Ritz-Carlton Club
experience. From arrival until departure, The Ritz-Carl-
ton Club experience offers you a lavish getaway with
a lot of benets, like access to the stylish Club Lounge
for breakfast or to simply unwind in the afternoon,
complimentary coffee in your suite in the morning and
more. A Club Concierge is also on standby throughout
your stay to help meet your needs, from reserving a
table at your favorite dining place to conrming your
travel arrangements. You can also learn about Balinese
culture by joining the resorts canang-making session.
But most importantly, you will get the privilege to do
DREAM WEDDING check-in directly in your suite or villa, while check-outs
AYANA Resort and Spa Bali gives all the more reason for couples to can be processed at the Club Lounge.
tie the knot at their idyllic wedding chapel as the resort reveals the The Ritz-Carlton, Bali
new face of their Tresna Wedding Chapel. Designed with sparkling Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan Lot III,
glass aisle and lower arched windows with a view of Indian Ocean, Sawangan, Nusa Dua
the air-conditioned chapel is ready to witness couples unforgettable (0361) 849-8988
moment of a lifetime with up to 70 guests. After exchanging sacred www.ritzcarlton.com/bali
vows, couples can continue their celebration at the function space
beneath the chapel that can welcome up to 110 guests. A number of
other dreamy venues are also available at the resort, like the Ocean
Wedding Deck at AYANA, Rock Bar Bali, Weddings on the Pier and
Kubu Beach Weddings, all boast a breathtaking view of the ocean.
Consult with the resorts team to nd out about their attractive wed-
ding packages.
AYANA Resort and Spa Bali
Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran, (0361) 702-222
www.ayanaresort.com

GROWING COFFEE
Dear coffee connoisseurs, high-quality coffee awaits
you at Conrad Bali during your stay at the resorts suites
and villas. Striving to offer locally-inspired experiences,
Conrad Bali now presents original blends of Java Ara-
bica and Mocha Java, using beans that are grown and
harvested from the farmland in Mount Batukaru in Bali
and West Java. This drink is even more special as they
are served in a biodegradable coffee capsule, so you
can enjoy it in your own private space.
Conrad Bali
Jalan Pratama No. 168, Tanjung Benoa
(0361) 778-788
WORLD-CLASS CHOCOLATE www.conradbali.com
Krakakoa, a chocolate brand from Lampung in Sumatra, has brought
Indonesian chocolate products to the map by winning two silver
and four bronze medals at the 2017 Academy of Chocolate (AOC)
Awards in the UK, a prestigious award that aims to raise the aware-
ALL COURTESY PHOTOS

ness of ne cocoa beans and sustainable production. This achieve-


ment proves that Indonesian chocolate has a world-class quality, as
Krakakoa is using 100 percent local beans. Would you like to taste
this award-winning chocolate? Get a bar or more at Grand Lucky,
Hardys, Papaya or Bintang supermarket.
www.krakakoa.com

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SAVE THE PLANET
Good news is coming from The Stones Legian, Bali A
Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel as the hotel strives to
make our planet a better place. Aiming to limit greenhouse
gas emissions, The Stones Hotel has just installed 99 units of
Solar Collector panels to provide 15,000 liters of hot water
at 60 degree Celsius in their guestrooms, saving electricity up
to 161,500 KWH or 122 tons of carbon footprint in a year.
The movement is done to support the Paris Climate Change
Agreement that was signed by Indonesia in April 2016, as well
as to give the best service to their guests without forgetting to
preserve the environment.
The Stones Legian, Bali A Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel
Jalan Raya Pantai Kuta, Banjar Legian Kelod, Legian
(0361) 300-5888
www.stoneshotelbali.com

SUMMER KIDS
Marking a fashionable summer, Mothercare hosted Summer
in Style fashion show at Beachwalk Shopping Center towards
the end of August. The event showcased selections of casual yet
smart kids wear for boys and girls, from newborn to 10 years old.
Designed by the Mothercare team, the collections were displayed
on stage by 25 kid models, ranging from candy kimono, under
the sea, glam tropic, vacation and fresh preppy. The event was a
part of the brands #Iwearmothercare campaign and marked the
beginning of an attractive promotion where T-shirts and shorts are
available from Rp. 89,000 to Rp. 199,000 respectively.
Mothercare
Beachwalk Shopping Center Level 3, (0361) 8464-950
www.mothercare.com

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CRAFT&CULTURE

A SACRED PLEDGE
WITNESSING YADNYA KASADA, A CENTURIES-OLD
TRADITION OF THE TENGGER TRIBE IN MOUNT
BROMO, EAST JAVA

an ancient ritual that has been the supreme symbol of the Sang
passed down from generation to Hyang Widhis throne. Located in
generation. The ritual is compulsory Probolinggo region, Mount Bromo
for the Tengger Tribe as a symbol of has become a sacred place to
worship and being grateful to Sang worship their God and ancestors.
Hyang Widhi (God).

O
n the 14th day According to the Javanese people HOW IT ALL BEGAN
of the month who still hold on to their kejawen According to local folklore, the
of Kasada (a principles kejawen is an ancient Yadnya Kasada is a tradition to seek
Tengger Tribes Javanese belief , the mountains are safety and prosperity from Sang
calendar) during sacred areas where their God and Hyang Widhi. The ritual has been
Full Moon, all the Hindu people the soul of their ancestors reside. held for centuries, since the rst day
who live at the foot of Mount Bromo The Tengger Tribe shares the same humans occupied the foot of Mount
in East Java gather to celebrate ancestors with the Javanese, and Bromo to be exact.
the Yadnya Kasada ceremony, they believe that Mount Bromo is Another folklore also mentions

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that towards to the fall of the started a new life there together with When midnight came, Dewi Rara
Majapahit Kingdom with Prabu all of the people who followed them. Anteng and Raden Jaka Seger heard
Brawijaya V sitting on the throne The couple ruled the Tengger region, whispers, saying that their wish
in the 16 century, lived a princess
th
and achieved the title Purbowasesa would come true with one condition;
named Dewi Rara Anteng. She Mangkurat Ing Tengger which they would have to give up their last
was the daughter of one of the means the kind ruler of Tengger. born to the crater of Mount Bromo.
kings concubines. Wars happened The Tengger regions name is The couple agreed, and they nally
in Trowulan, the capital city of derived from the names of the got children 25 children to be
Majapahit Kingdom, which led to a conquerors, Dewi Rara Anteng exact. The last born was named
huge exodus. Most of the Majapahit (Teng) and Raden Jaka Seger (Ger). Raden Hadi Kusuma. He was the
people moved to the eastern areas, Dewi Rara Anteng and Raden one to be sacriced, yet he grew up
like Blambangan (Banyuwangi) Jaka Seger lived happily with their to be a strong man.
area, Bali and Lombok. people. The foot of Mount Bromo Dewi Rara Anteng and Raden
However, Dewi Rara Anteng was a fertile land where harvests Jaka Seger didnt have the heart to
together with her husband (Raden grew abundantly. However, after give Raden Hadi Kusuma up. They
Jaka Seger) and their guards and years of living in peace, the couple broke their promise, and it made the
followers took a different route. They hadnt had any children yet. Thus, God angry. One day, the sky above
ran to the foot of Mount Bromo. they meditated on the top of Mount the Tengger region turned dark and
Once they came to safety, Dewi Bromo (Brahma), right at the edge of Mount Bromo exploded. Raden Hadi
Rara Anteng and Raden Jaka Seger the crater. Kusuma disappeared into the re

BALI&BEYOND OCTOBER 2017 17 The Tengger people climb the Mount


Bromo to performe the Yadnya Kasada.
and was sucked into the crater of That was the beginning of up to the top of Mount Bromo the
Mount Bromo. When the tragedy Yadnya Kasada ritual of Tengger offering consisted of harvests, some
happened, a voice similar to that of people in Mount Bromo. A ritual that money and farm animals, all are
Raden Hadi Kusumas resonated, is still performed until today. given up to the crater of Mount
saying that he had been sacriced Bromo. This procession is the peak
for the safety of all Tengger people. EDGE OF THE CRATER of the Yadnya Kasada ceremony
The voice also reminded the The Yadnya Kasada ritual started that takes place on the edge of the
people to always worship Sang with local priests who were hand- crater. A day prior to this ceremony,
Hyang Widhi and that they have to selected by senior priests through a the people send up some prayers in
sacrice farm animals and harvests traditional meeting chanting some temples and collect holy water from
on the 14 day of the month of
th
prayers. Afterwards, the Tengger a cage in Mount Widodaren, not far
Kasada. people brought ongkek (offerings) from Mount Bromo.
The Tengger people believe that
the Yadnya Kasada ritual will keep
them safe from catastrophe and give
them prosperity with abundant farm
animals and harvests. This ritual is
not only a symbol of protection and
gratefulness to Sang Hyang Widhi,
PHOTOS BY REZA FITRIYANTO

but also a tribute to Raden Hadi


Kusuma and his other 24 siblings
from Dewi Rara Anteng and Raden
Jaka Seger, as the family is the
ancestors of the Tengger Tribe.
By Reza Fitriyanto

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LIFESTYLE&LEISURE

BALIS ONE AND ONLY


BALIS ORIGINAL PRODUCE AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
By Joseph Wang

B
ali has so much more coffee stones and will soon excrete coffee in the world at its best,
than meets the eye. The them out this is when its anal sourced from wild civets, you can
island is not only about glands impart an elusive musky go to Dulang at The St. Regis Bali
traditions, sunsets, and smoothness to the roasted coffee. Resort. After indulging in some
parties but is also home Today, many varieties of civet Indonesian dishes through the
to some of the rarest produce in coffee are cultivated on civet coffee restaurants signature rijsttafel dinner
Indonesia, if not the world. For all farms. This practice, however, is or rice table, a cup of civet coffee
the true foodies out there, get ready highly criticized as the civets are is surely a wonderful closure to your
as we present a special bucket list caged and only fed with coffee dining experience.
for you to check out when you are beans, which is not their proper diet.
on the island. But there are some coffee roasters Dulang
who only use 100 percent wild civet The St. Regis Bali Resort
CRME DE LA CRME coffee, sourced directly from some ITDC Lot S6, Nusa Dua
Considered the champagne of coffee farmers in Bali. And it is not (0361) 847-8111
coffee, kopi luwak or the civet coffee difcult to differentiate the kopi www.stregisbali.com
is one of the most coveted drinks in luwak from wild and caged civets
the world with a price of more than their feces show what the animals
US$ 250/100 grams. The coffee have been eating in addition to
is sourced from a civet, a small coffee cherries. The limited amount
mammal that wanders around a of farmers who can submit wild
coffee plantation and selects only coffee civets each month also helps
the nest coffee cherries to eat for maintain authenticity.
snacks. However, it cant digest the To enjoy the most expensive

Experience kopi luwak with beans


sourced from wild civets at Dulang at 20 BALI&BEYOND OCTOBER 2017
The St. Regis Resort Bali.
LOCAL SPIRITS cause methanol poisoning. It can 20 types of ingredients. From the
The islands signature liquor, arak be tricky to nd a decent place that most common ingredients such as
Bali, is distilled from rice or palm serves arak without putting your life cinnamon and citrus to the more
sap with alcohol content ranging on the line, so we did the research exotic spices like asam kranji or
from 20 to 50 percent. It is often for you and found Akademi Bar. Borneo tamarind, a fruit that only
used in offerings to ward off As a dedicated center of libations, grows once every 10 years. Ask for
evil spirits and is one of the less Akademi Bar is not only one of the the arak tasting or cocktail sampling
regulated alcoholic beverages that few places that serves proper arak made with one of the arak infusions
is why you need to be careful when Bali but at the same time educates at Akademi Bar, and you will have a
you want to sample this drink. their guests about this particularly better understanding of this spirit.
The cheapest arak drink costs notorious spirit, spreading awareness
around US$2, however it is that it can be a safe drink and even Akademi Bar
generally not recommended to made into a world-class cocktail. Katamama Hotel
consume that or any other cocktails Made in Bali with the highest Jalan Petitenget No. 51B, Seminyak
at a bar serving drinks advertised standard, the arak Bali at Akademi (0361) 302-9940
below US$5, as often they can Bar is also infused with more than www.akademi-bar.com

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BLACK IS THE NEW PIG more avorful in addition to the fact who brought this meat to the table
With the advancement in todays that they are almost always on the after his wife found it at Samadi
food and beverage industry, heritage move. Thats why, their meat costs Market in Canggu. While the menu
food breeds are often outpaced and double compared to the Landrace at The Restaurant is constantly
easily forgotten, mostly due to cost pigs which only need six to eight changing, bangkal hitam remains
and cultivating time among other months to grow. one of the favorite among its guests.
reasons. The same happens here in Black pig is in very limited supply Dont forget to make a reservation if
Bali with the islands Heritage Pig. at the moment. The Restaurant at The you want to dine here and taste its
Decades ago, before the ood of Legian Bali which focuses heavily delicious bangkal hitam creation.
commercially-bred, turbo-charged on local organic produce is the
Landrace pigs, there were bangkal one and only restaurant on the The Restaurant at The Legian Bali
hitam (black pigs) in almost all island that serves bangkal hitam in Jalan Kayu Aya, Seminyak
households in Bali. They were fed some of their amazing dishes. It was (0361) 730-622
with windfall mangoes and kitchen The Restaurants Chef Luke MacLeod www.lhm-hotels.com/legian-bali
waste, and made ready for the next
ceremonial feast. Bangkal hitam is
basically a free-range pig which
is different from its cousin the
regular pig species that we usually
consume, in both in taste and texture.
With thick black skin, bangkal
hitam which is smaller in size than
its cousin takes a year and a half
to grow, and this makes their meat

FOOD PHOTO AT THE LEGIAN BY JOSEPH WANG, ALL OTHERS COURTESY

The Restaurant at The Legian Bali is the only place


on the island that serves the lush bangkal hitam.

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Indulge in rice from
Jatiluwih at Hujan Locale.

PRIZED RICE that is almost lost in this modern a restaurant helmed by Chef Will
Rice has been the staple food of world. Balinese rice takes 210 days Meyrick of Sarong Group that
Indonesia for generations. However, to grow, which is the same length presents Indonesian dishes and
not many people know that most of as a year in a Balinese calendars. focuses on the countrys best local
the rice used today is the new hybrid This means it can only be harvested produce, uses Balinese rice as one
that is genetically engineered, which two times in a year at maximum, of its staple starches. You can pair
makes it unqualied as organic while the new rice species can be the Balinese rice with one or more
produce. But the rice from Jatiluwih, harvested three times per year. The of their authentic local dishes for a
a region in western Bali that is new rice hybrid can also produce real taste of Indonesia.
famous as one of the UNESCO more tons of rice per hectare than
World Heritages, is an exception. the Balinese rice. Hujan Locale
The old traditional organic Yet, Balinese rice contains more Jalan Sri Wedari No. 5, Ubud
Balinese rice has been cultivated for nutrients than the new rice. So, it 0813-3972-0306
years, and has become a heritage is only natural that Hujan Locale, www.hujanlocale.com

BALI&BEYOND OCTOBER 2017 23


DINE&DELIGHTS

veranda for lunch, I was already


drooling when a waitress showed
me the list of their dishes. And with
my orders in, my culinary journey
across the archipelago began

LOCAL CHOICE
My dining experience began with
Ayam Dabu-Dabu, which is served
with dabu-dabu chili that originates
from Manado in North Sulawesi.

Ayam Dabu-Dabu.

TASTES OF THE
ARCHIPELAGO
RELISH AUTHENTIC INDONESIAN FOOD,
RANGING FROM SUMATRA IN THE WEST TO
EAST NUSA TENGGARA IN THE EAST, ONLY AT
KAYUMANIS RESTO JIMBARAN...

A
midst the serenity in and a veranda overlooking the The dish consists of shredded
Kayumanis Jimbaran tropical garden. chicken served with spices that blend
Private Estate & Spa, a The restaurant just opened a year perfectly, creating avors that burst
unique Javanese joglo ago, yet it has become a favorite like reworks in my mouth. It was
house stands within for Indonesian cuisine. Spanning such a avorsome opening dish that
the resorts manicured garden. over 17,000 islands, Indonesia boosted my appetite and got my
Constructed of sustainable Javanese has thousands of ethnic tribes, palate ready for more Indonesian
teak wood, the joglo house serves each with its own culture, traditions food.
as the resorts all-day dining place and, of course, food. Kayumanis For the main course, I opted for
named Kayumanis Resto Jimbaran. Resto strives to present some of the the star of the menu the Bebek
Boasting an elegant design with authentic dishes from many parts of Panggang Mekudus (traditional
hand-painted oor tiles and classic- the country, from the western part Balinese smoked duck) which is
style chairs and tables, the restaurant like Sumatra to the eastern area like similar to that of Balinese popular
consists of an indoor area that is East Nusa Tenggara. duck betutu. The difference is the
facilitated with an open-plan bar Sitting in their peaceful alfresco cooking technique. The Bebek

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Panggang Mekudus uses selected
qualied duck meat which is rst
cleaned and massaged with spices
for about 15 minutes, before being
left to rest for a whole night. The next
morning, the duck meat is marinated
with traditional spices, and then
steamed for about two hours. Then,
it is cooked in the oven and is nally
presented to the table on burning
charcoals. The slow-cook process
results in lush duck meat that is rich
in authentic Balinese avor. This meal
is even more fullling with white rice,
chicken wrap skewers, a chicken
soup and Balinese matah chili.
Another highlight of the menu is
the Nasi Bakar (the grilled fragrant
rice). The origin of Nasi Bakar
comes from Java, yet Kayumanis
Resto Jimbaran has its own take with
the use of corn, purple yam and
traditional spices to add savory to
the rice. The rice is also wrapped in
banana leaves and is grilled over
a charcoal re, adding a rich and
smoky taste to the dish. This meal
is also perfect for lunch as it comes The signature Bebek Panggang Mekudus.

with either beef rendang, chicken


curry or sh stew.
My lunch experience ended
sweetly with a portion of Klepon
Nilasari and Cendol Ngangenin for
dessert. Klepon Nilasari is very much
inspired by Indonesian klepon, a
sweet delight made of rice our lled
with brown sugar, and served with
shredded coconut. Kayumanis Resto
gives a twist to the dish by using
purple yam mixed with rice our for
vibrant colors on the outside, topped
with shredded coconut, jackfruits and
Nasi Bakar.
strawberries for a sweet sensation.

BALI&BEYOND OCTOBER 2017 25


avor of the meat, which comes from
the juice, wont dissolve. As a result,
Kayumanis Resto presents dishes that
are true to their Indonesian roots, in
The refreshing terms of recipe and avor.
Klepon Nilasari.
Goyang Kawista. As an Indonesian chef, it is
my duty to promote Indonesian
cuisine, not only to our guests, but
The Cendol Ngangenin is also also to the countrys young chefs,
just as interesting where a bowl of he continued, adding his concern
sweet creamy coconut milk infused that he rarely nds Indonesian
with brown sugar, slices of jackfruit cuisine in the curriculum during his
and cendol (made of rice our) is time as a visiting chef in several
served fresh in a coconut shell. The culinary colleges in Bali. Indonesian
dish is even more unique with a dishes may have thousands-year-
piece of kue lumpur (a traditional old recipes, but unless we want to
mud cake) and a slice of kolak present real authentic Indonesian
pisang (banana cooked with coconut
milk and brown sugar). Indeed, option is Bir Pletok from Jakarta, a Chef Oka
indulging in the Cendol Ngangenin non-alcoholic drink that still gives a
felt like scooping layer after layer of warm sensation with ginger infusion.
Indonesian traditional dessert.
Aside from its delightful local ELEVATING TRADITION
dishes, Kayumanis Resto also serves The wonderful Indonesian dishes at
selections of traditional drinks. Kayumanis Resto are born from the
The Goyang Kawista drink is truly hands of Chef Oka and his team.
refreshing with kawista fruit mixed Chef Oka even went to Surabaya in
with lemonade, mint and soda, while East Java, Yogyakarta and Jakarta to
Sinom from East Java is an amazing search for some age-old recipes from
herbal drink for detoxication as it local food joints. His determination
consists of tamarind leaves, turmeric is to turn simple street food into ve-
and palm sugar. Another perfect star dishes.
Our challenge here is to recreate cuisine, we can modify our local
PHOTOS COURTESY OF KAYUMANIS RESTO JIMBARAN

Indonesian street food without food with our own creativity.


Cendol Ngangenin.
any use of articial avor and And indeed, selections of elevated
preservatives, and present them Indonesian cuisine is what he
in a high-quality presentation, presents at Kayumanis Resto.
stated Chef Oka when he came to By Risty Nurraisa
my table. With that in mind, Chef
Oka is leading the kitchen team to Kayumanis Resto Jimbaran
have a deep understanding of each Kayumanis Jimbaran Private Estate
ingredient in order to cook a dish & Spa
to perfection. For instance, to cook Jalan Yoga Perkanthi, Jimbaran
beef rendang, we wont use too much (0361) 705-777
water to process the meat, so that the www.kayumanis.com

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BALI&BEYOND OCTOBER 2017 27
PROFILE&PORTRAIT

And you are into nutrition as well.


How do you actually want to be
recognized?
SN: Id like to think of myself as a
speaker and a listener. Every time
I say something, my words can
actually either help people or bring
them down. Recently, I learned that I
should give more encouraging words
and be really careful with my words.
I have been through an episode in
my life you could call depressed. I
am not proud of it but I dont want
to be ashamed of it because I went
through it. And now I feel like I need
to pull people out who are still stuck
in that hole and help them.
Somehow, many people come
directly to me to share what they
have been through. I learn that
sometimes people need me to only
listen, while other times all they need
is a smile or an opinion, though I
am careful about giving my two--

SOPHIES CHOICE cents because I think they have


to be listening to their own voice.
INDONESIAN TV PERSONA TURNS PLANT-BASED When I speak or write, I really lean
CHEF AND HEALER, SOPHIE NAVITA SHARES HER on God, The Source of All Words,
SECRETS TO HAPPINESS and I believe that I can help bring a
difference to a persons life.

PHOTOS BY JAKA DWI DHARMA (WWW.JAKADHARMA.WEBS.COM)

S
ophie Navita has been as a wife to Pongki (an Indonesian BB: What made you start the
a TV presenter since musician) and a mother of two Indonesia Makan Sayur
she was a little. But ever children, a teacher at many cooking movement?
since she moved from classes as well as a presenter and SN: I want all mothers to be able
Jakarta to Bali with her singer when she travels out of Bali. to serve healthy food at home.
family, she has turned her career She has published books her The denition of healthy food is
path from entertainment industry second one is coming out at the food with high nutrition, and it can
to the holistic and culinary world end of this year, titled Hati yang be found mostly in vegetables,
that makes her a healer and one of Gembira adalah Obat (A Happy organic vegetables especially. I
Indonesias rst plant-based chefs, Heart is a Medicine). To Bali & am happy enough to encourage
as well as a nutrition enthusiast she Beyond (BB), Sophie Navita (SN) mothers to cook and serve healthy
is the founder of Indonesia Makan shares her secrets vegetable dishes for their whole
Sayur, a national movement that family members. But seeing some
encourages people to eat more BB: So, you are a singer and a plant- pictures of tumis kangkung (sauted
vegetables. She also juggles her time based chef, among other things. kangkung), sayur bening (spinach

28 BALI&BEYOND OCTOBER 2017


Sophies gluten-free doughnuts are
available on the weekends at Pison
Coffee in Seminyak.

other people and their energy


ot BB: What do you do to make
towards us.
to yourself happy then?
The journey of my own self-love SN: I have been working since I
is a really long one, especially was 9 years old, and now I am in
because I have issues with my father.
be my early 40s. I used to think that I
He is a father gure, he is always
H deserved everything in this life, that I
there for me but we just didnt get
th could do anything I wanted with the
along until two years ago when my
al money I got from work. That was my
soup) or green smoothies that they world was falling apart. Everything happiness. But you cannot pay for
made and posted to our Instagram went wrong and I started to grow happiness, can you? Now for me,
account @idmakansayur, it makes thinner because of depression. That when my kids are in bed early, and
me feel even more delighted. That moment, I decided to stop blaming I have my me time in my room to
kind of response always surprise me! others. It was a very big step for pray until I cry my eyes out or check
me because I have been a person out Pinterest, I feel better. That is my
BB: What do you want to share in who had always been putting true happiness. Simple!
your classes? blame on other people. It was like By Wiwin Wirwidya
SN: I want people to have a shortcoming for me. For instance,
better knowledge about organic when I could not tolerate things www.sophienavita.com
vegetables. Choosing organic that happened at work, I thought
vegetables also means we support about getting out of the place to nd
our local farmers. That is why, something else that works for me.
Indonesia Makan Sayur is also a After that recognition, my life started
moral and important movement that to fall into place, slowly but surely.
strives to bring a lot of benets to And I realized that acceptance is the
everyone involved in it, from when answer, or as the Javanese call it,
the vegetables are planted, then Nrimo.
grow and are harvested from farm
elds, and then cooked, served and BB: Why did you and your family
consumed. move to Bali from Jakarta?
SN: It was a holistic reason,
BB: Your book is about self- actually. My husband and I wanted
discovery. How do you encourage to rebuild our family values. I do not
people to love themselves? blame Jakarta for it. But in Jakarta,
SN: I think that is the battle for every we could not function as a family as
single human being on this earth. well as we are here in Bali. But there
We were born into the fallen world, are challenges, of course. When
we were born from a fallen legacy Pongki is out for a tour, I have to
I learn a theory of creation where stay at home with the kids and that
Adam and Eve fell and we are their is not easy. I used to have my own
offspring. And there is no way, no income, and staying at home is like
matter how gentle and loving your training for me on how to be a real
parents are, even for a newborn housewife. Managing the family
baby to love himself or herself. We nances is not easy, yet somehow
still have a 10 percent chance of it humbles me because I know my
developing some sort of self-loathing ot
husband works so hard and I cannot
because we simply cant control spend the money irresponsibly.

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INVITE&INDULGE

BORNEO BLISS
TREASURED Batimung is originally inspired by
a treatment ritual of Banjarmasin

TRADITION
IMMERSE YOUR BODY AND SOUL INTO A
people in South Borneo. At Martha
Tilaar, this treatment is applied
using all natural compositions such
as citrus leaves, jasmine, pandanus
SENSATIONAL TRADITIONAL SPA TREATMENT AT THE leaves, and coconut oil as well as
some traditional spices like temu
MARTHA TILAAR SALON DAY AND SPA, JIMBARAN,
giring (nger root), kenanga, and
THE PERFECT SANCTUARY TO EXPERIENCE TRUE akarwangi this concoction will
INDONESIAN BEAUTY RITUAL FROM HEAD TO TOE detoxify the body through a body
steam and massage.

U
pon entering the Ayu, who has been working for Before the therapy started, Ayu
Martha Tilaar Salon Martha Tilaar for years. She let me choose one of the three
Day and Spa, I could explained about the most popular Babanyon oils, a traditional oil from
feel that my tension treatment at the spa, the Batimung Borneo made of traditional spices
was relieved already. treatment, an ancient detoxifying that Martha Tilaar uses for the
It was a hot sunny day in Bali, yet ritual from Borneo. Listening to her Batimung treatment. The three oils
the spa easily soothed me with a story, it was easy to see why this were Babanyon for pengantin oil
glass of cold sweet ginger tea that treatment is the most favorite, and I (for a wedding couple), Babanyon
instantly calmed my nerves down. I couldnt wait to have a try. for energizing oil, and Babanyon for
was then introduced to the therapist, relaxing oil I opted for the last one
as the scent of the spices were truly
calming.
My spa journey began with
a 10-minute foot ritual or in a
Banjarmasins term, Barandam

Traditional herbs used for the


Batimung treatment.

30 BALI&BEYOND OCTOBER 2017


Batis. My feet were soaked in a
bowl of warm water, infused with
Nagasari spices that consisted
of lemongrass, citrus leaves, and
some drops of Babanyon oil. Ayu
also gave me a soft foot massage
to cleanse my foot skin and get me
prepared for a total relaxation.

The cengkaruk or body scrub session.

The 110-minute beauty treatment


then continued with a body scrub
or cengkaruk using black rice that
benets by cleaning dead skin cells
away and making the skin brighter.
After the body scrub, I took a bath
with warm water and foam that is
exclusively produced by Martha
Tilaar. Then I was ready for the
massage session.
The 50-minute body massage or
Baurut uses Babanyon oil mixed
with lalaan or coconut oil for
relaxing. During the massage, not

BALI&BEYOND OCTOBER 2017 31


Getting ready for the Batimung treatment.
The bakasai or body mask treatment.

only did Ayu give top-notch pressure Huripan spice. The detoxifying in a traditional way and I felt so
on my nerve spots that needed treatment ended with a relaxing bath rejuvenated once the beauty journey
relaxing, but she also found the best for about 20 minutes with a soothing was done.
spots on my body to absorb the oil sound of holistic music lling the By Wiwin Wirwidya
and the natural ingredients. At this room.
phase, I easily fell into a deep sleep As I soaked my body in the warm Martha Tilaar Salon Day and Spa
which indicated that the Babanyon water, I breathed in the wonderful Jalan Uluwatu I No. 99Z,
oil and the massage really worked aroma of Babanyon oil deeply and Kuta Selatan, Bali
well together. tried not to think about anything. This (0361) 472-5966
The beauty journey went on with a is truly a comforting spa experience www.marthatilaarspa.com
body mask using Bakasai, a natural
composition that consists of temu
giring and kafr lime juice. After
being completely masked, my body PHOTOS COURTESY OF MARTHA TILAAR SALON DAY AND SPA

was steamed for 10 minutes so that


my skin can absorb all the natural
goodness and become moisturized.
The water for the steam is also infused
with some drops of Babanyon oil
and Putri Huripan, another traditional
concoction made of spices like
banana leaves, young coconut,
pandanus, brown rice and more.
While I was sitting in the body
steam machine, Ayu prepared me
another hot tub with some drops of The Jamu Bar at
Martha Tilaar Salon and Day Spa.
Babanyon oil and the rest of Putri

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BALI&BEYOND OCTOBER 2017 33
CTS
QUOTES AND FUN FA
SIGHTS&SOUNDS

ARD O F PHOTO S,
OUR CORK BO
G IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER...
HILE EXPLORIN
THAT WE PICKED UP W

on the Artisans of Bali at


Beautiful local arts are displayed
ition showcased woven fabrics
Seminyak Village. The exhib
ds of Life (an Ubud -base d brand that works with
by Threa
ers acro ss the natio n), bamboo-structured Unique and fun-looking statues and paintings by Heart Lab
over 12,000 weav
ratio ns made of palm
furniture by IBUKU, Balinese deco Bali are on display at Artotel Sanur. Dont miss it, as the
e a Scen e, and uniqu e desig ns like stamps exhibition will run until November 15!
leaves by Mak
lasts until Octo ber 12.
by Elami. The exhibition

iera
re fun with the Riv
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vil eg e to ac ce ss the swimming
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September 13 ,
wa s a wi ne ap preciation day on fun wa y.
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Hatten Wines Ba g an d Pa irin g like a
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fes sio na l, the brand invited gu best way, like
Pro vin g wi ne in the
iring and ha ular type
techniques of pa ne, smell a partic A new dining destination is revealed at Indigo Bali
te the color of wi dishes
how to differentia e pairin g it to the Seminyak Beach Hotel! The Makase restaurant and caf
se the taste befor
of wine, and sen turns Balinese street food and drinks into ve-star creations.
s.
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REST&RELAXATION

Ambarrukmo is derived from


two words; Ambar means fragrance
and Rukmo means regal luxury.

Yet, the hotel still sends a homey

A ROYAL TALE
EXPERIENCE YOGYAKARTA AT ITS BEST BY STAYING
vibe as the staff welcomed me with
a big smile and presented a cup of
hot secang, a Javanese traditional
AT THE CITYS URBAN ICON, ROYAL AMBARRUKMO beverage, while helping me with my
YOGYAKARTA, AN INTEGRATED COMPLEX WHERE check in.
AGE-OLD RITUALS AND HERITAGE SITES MEET Royal Ambarrukmo provides 247
rooms and suites in ve different
MODERN LIFE
types Deluxe Room, Premiere
Room, Junior Suite, Executive Suite

W
hen I hotel where I was going to stay for and Ambarrukmo Suite. Each room
arrived at four days, already presented its has a stylish design with touches
Adisucipto top-notch hospitality. of local inspirations, and a private
International It took only 10 minutes from the balcony overlooking the citys
Airport airport to the hotel by car. Standing skyline, the resorts Royal garden
after a one-and-a-half hour ight in the heart of the city, the award- or the marvelous Mount Merapi.
from Bali, a man holding a tablet winning Royal Ambarrukmo - the In a second, I fell in love with my
with my name written on the display hotel has received world-class Premiere Room which is set with
was already waiting at the exit. awards like the International Asia lavish bedding and a balcony facing
Greeting me warmly and assisting Pacic Hotel Awards 2017/2018, the hotels swimming pool and
me with my baggage, he then among others - looks so magnicent Mount Merapi. However, I couldnt
took me to a car that said, Royal from the outside with its all-white wait to explore the rest of the hotel
Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta. Within exterior and manicured front yard. through the Heritage Tour & Koi Fish
minutes after I set foot in the city, The interior is just as lavish with Feeding program, conducted by
Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta, the marbled oor and warm hues. Khairul Anwar, the hotels Marketing

36 BALI&BEYOND OCTOBER 2017


of the hotel remains the same since
1964. We can only redesign the
interior which was just done in
2011, Khairul continued. This
hotel is like a museum with several
artworks displayed from the 60s,
like this one, Khairul pointed to a
relief made of andesite rocks next
to the main entrance. Titled Untung
Rugi di Lereng Merapi (the Good
The Royal garden with a bale, a koi and Bad Times at Merapi Volcano),
sh pond and a jogging track. the relief exposes the lives of the

& Communications Manager. Thus,


a tale from the 60s revealed

EVERLASTING
ARTWORK
The history of Royal Ambarrukmo
Yogyakarta goes back to 1964
when the hotel was rst established
under the name Ambarrukmo Palace
Hotel, stated Khairul as we began The Premiere Room with
our tour at the lobby. The building a view of Mount Merapi.

itself is also historical as it used to


serve as a Japanese governmental
ofce during their colonization. the hotel now becomes an urban people at Mount Merapi.
When Japan was defeated, President icon of Yogyakarta where traditions The hotel also showcases two
Soekarno turned the building into blend perfectly with modernity. mosaics made of ceramic tiles
one of the rst exclusive hotels in Royal Ambarrukmo is a heritage from the 60s created by artist J.
Indonesia. After more than 50 years, building. Thats why, the exterior Soedhiono and team. The rst one
is titled Kehidupan Masyarakat
Kehidupan Masyarakat Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta (the Lives of Yogyakarta
one of the artworks from the 60s. Society). Located on the eighth
oor next to the Karaton ballroom,
this artwork is displayed on 10
meter-high walls and looks sharp
with vibrant colors. The other one,
titled Kehidupan Masyarakat Jawa
Tengah (the Lives of Central Java
Society), is displayed on the rst
oor, right next to Royal Restaurant,
with warmer hues.
The hotels lush Royal garden also
has its own story. The swimming

BALI&BEYOND OCTOBER 2017 37


now transformed into Nurkadhatyan
The Ritual Spa. Managed by the
Sultans ve daughters and a spa
master, the spa offers selections of
age-old Keratons beauty rituals with
the use of homemade products. One
of the rooms even has a bathtub
made of Merapis andesite rock to
absorb negative energies and help
balance ones mind, body and soul,
Surrounded by a pond, the Bale Kambang now serves as a yoga venue making this spa one of the best in
and a private dinner with mandatory Javanese customs and rules. Yogyakarta.

Get pampered at
Nurkadhatyan The Ritual Spa
pool for adults used to function as
a mini Olympic pool for athletes,
but now it has been redesigned
into a beautiful resort-style pool
with daybeds, surrounded by
bronze sculptures also from the
60s. Next to the main pool is the
kids pool and the tness center.
Walking further into the garden is
a playground where a Kids Club is
underway and a jogging track.
The Royal garden is home to
many trees and plants, from longan
trees to orchids, all are grown with The complex consists of Pendopo The Bale Kambang (the Floating
the hotels own recycled water. Agung (the Royal living room) to Hut) stands behind the Gadri.
Three gazebos stand in the garden, host many events and celebrations, This octagon-shaped alfresco hall
one of them is surrounded by a including Patehan (the hotels daily is surrounded by a pond where

ALL OTHERS COURTESY OF ROYAL AMBARRUKMO YOGYAKARTA


Koi sh pond, making it a perfect royal high tea ceremony); Ndalem the princesses used to swim. And
sanctuary to relax while listening to Agung where the Sultan Hamengku in this hall, the Sultan used to do
PHOTO OF BORBOBUDUR TEMPLE BY RISTY NURRAISA.

the sounds of nature. Buwono VII lived until his last breath meditation. Now, it functions as a
(now it serves as a museum); and yoga place for hotel guests every
ROYAL LEGACY Gadri which is and has always been Saturday morning.
Standing on a site owned by the used as the Royal Dining Room I
Keraton Yogyakarta (the citys can only imagine how special an GET CULTURED
Sultanate), the Royal Ambarrukmo intimate dinner in Gadri must be as Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta also
has a close relationship with the guests get to indulge in delicious embraces Javanese culture in its
citys royal family. Within the hotel meals in the Sultans dining area! guest activities, one of them being
area stands Kedaton Ambarrukmo Still in the Kedaton complex the Jemparingan session, an ancient
(a mini palace complex) from the is Gandhok Tengen (where the Javanese archery. Every Friday
18th century that is still preserved princesses and female Royal servants afternoon, a Jemparingan community
until today. and guests used to live) which is comes to compete at the Pendopo

38 BALI&BEYOND OCTOBER 2017


Agung, and guests can join them
before the course ends.
Wearing a Javanese kebaya and
batik sarong, I signed up for this
class which was quite challenging
as we had to do it by sitting down
with our legs crossed! In between
the Jemparingan session, when the
archers took a break, the Patehan Selections of breakfast buffet at
a royal high tea ritual was served the Royal Restaurant.
in the Pendopo Agung, presenting
Javanese traditional light bites,
coffee and tea. Royal Ambarrukmo Situated in a strategic location, the hotel offers include a visit to
Yogyakarta has other classes Royal Ambarrukmo is also close to Mendut Temple, Keraton Yogyakarta
throughout the week, such as utes Yogyakartas tourist destinations, from and Borobudur Temple, as well as
on Mondays, Javanese dance on historical sites like Prambanan Temple sunrise in Borobudur! Simply book
Tuesdays and batik classes on the to shopping and culinary scene like a hotel car (with additional charge)
third Wednesday of the month. Malioboro. Other cultural tours that or take public transportation like the
TransJogja bus to tour the town.
Experiencing street food in
Yogyakarta is a must, but the hotel
also serves authentic dishes in its
all-day Royal Restaurant that are
worth trying. During breakfast,
Royal Restaurant presents Gudeg
and jamu (traditional food and drink
respectively) made by surrounding
local sellers, while other avorsome
local food like Soto Tangkar is
perfect for lunch or dinner, paired
Dawn at the Borobudur Temple. with a glass of cold secang. Other
dining places are Punika Deli that
offers sandwiches, gelato and other
light bites until midnight, and Lobby
Lounge & Bar that presents live
music performances. And for a quick
taste of the citys vibe, the Plaza
Ambarrukmo, one of the grandest
malls in town, is right next door.
By Risty Nurraisa

Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta


Jalan Laksda Adisucipto No. 81,
Learn about Jemparingan, an ancient Yogyakarta, (0274) 488-488
Javanese archery, from the professionals.
www.royalambarrukmo.com

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FOTOFOLIO

BEYOND
THE TOURISTS
Bali attracts an average of ve
million tourists per year, which is
huge, considering it is just one of a
whopping 18,000 islandsthatmake
up Indonesia.

People ock here for the sun, surf,


sand, yoga, and trendy cafs but I
was interested in seeing the real Bali,
in particular,the realpeopleof Bali,
away from the crowds of tourists. So,
I hired a local driver for the day and
asked him to take me anywhere he
liked away from the crowds, to show
me his views of Bali.

We wandered into tiny villages,


sampled produce at local markets,
navigated through rice paddies, and
engaged with dozens of beautiful
local people with the warmest smiles
and biggest hearts. We were invited
into someones house for a wedding
ceremony, met some kids who
squealed with delight upon seeing us,
saw men and women working hard at
their crafts, and immersed ourselves in
the colors and feels of this charismatic
island. The local people are at the
heart, so do yourself a favor and get to
know the heart of Bali.
By Cari Hill
www.nowbecomingthen.co.nz
Instagram: @nowbecomingthen0

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ACTION&ATTRACTION

THE SPICE TRAILS


WE TOOK AN UPHILL DRIVE TO SEE THE
HISTORICAL SPICE TRAILS THAT MADE BALI AND
THE REST OF THE ARCHIPELAGO SO ATTRACTIVE
TO THE EUROPEANS IN THE 16TH CENTURY WITH
WAKALANDCRUISE

I
ndonesias archipelago has THE CHOSEN ONE
been popular worldwide due to It was 8 a.m. when I found myself
its spices since the 16th century. sitting in a rigid but comfortable
Ironically, this popularity also four-by-four Land Rover Defender,
brought colonization to the a British brand of all-terrain vehicle
country until Indonesia nally took that is still used by a wide range of
its freedom in 1945. Now, the the four-by-four market to this day,
spice trails in the archipelago have from British armed forces, civilians
become historical, including the one to a Serengeti safari operator for
in Bali. And for those who are up for observation needs. This square-
some history and adventure at the shaped vehicle is made of strong
same time, WakaLandCruise offers aluminum construction with a diesel
a full-day trip to treasure a lifetime. engine, which means it resembles a
A walk through the Tjampuhan ridge.
Come and join me on my recent lightweight class of ghter; agile and
ride to the balmy village of Ubud, light but still can deliver the sting
an area that is famous for its art and whenever needed. This is the chosen
cuisine, to reveal a sweet surprise... ride for many outdoor enthusiasts, and it is surely more than able to
survive the zombie apocalypse.
The four of us, including the
The four-by-four Land Rover Defender.
super informative yet skillful driver
Teddy, were ready in our seats.
Teddy has been working with the
WakaLandCruise for seven years, so
he knew the procedure really well
he continuously fed us information
about each destination and the
importance of sitting up straight with
three points seatbelts. Mind you,
this vehicle is built for an adventure,
and that means safety is the rule of
thumb.

CRUISE THE LAND


Trust me, nothing beats the drive

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The hidden Kanto LampoWaterfalls.

uphill on a Saturday morning in a cocoa, ginseng to earthy cloves all The short walk in Teba Sari
four-by-four Land Rover Defender. grow healthily in dark brown soil, brought us to the nish line; a
Taking the side roads, Teddy which proves that the land is rich small shack next to a narrow deer
knew the route like the back of his with ground nutrients, a blessings by trail and a rice eld. There was a
hand. The rst stop was Teba Sari the dearly Dewi Sri, goddess of soil communal table made of rustic wood
agrotourism at Lodtunduh Gianyar, and fertility in Bali. The highlight of where the crew served us traditional
a few kilometers away before Ubud this destination is surely the highly morning bites consisting of deep
this was only the beginning of our regarded Kopi Luwak or Palm Civet fried bananas, sweet shredded
journey, but already I could feel the coffee. The luwak coffee has to be coconut rolled in thick rice paper,
excitement. Teba Sari, a Balinese Arabica beans and it takes months and 15 cups of different infused teas
name that literally means the sweet of long process from picking up the from the yard.
harvests from the garden, truly lives beans to cleaning them until they are Then, our journey continued
up to the name. A pebble stone yard ready to consume. The coffee has to the deeper heart of Ubud.
welcomed us as our guide Komang a unique end result with low level WakaLandCruise took us to the
walked us through this 50 acres of acid and caffeine, which is safe Tjampuhan ridge we explored
of lush, well-manicured traditional for people who have gastric acid this area from the northern end.
garden. history, Komang explained with her This free and easy natural track
A range of spice trees from ginger, bright smile. made of paved stones is popular

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where we had our scrumptious lunch.
As soon as our hungry tummies
were lled, we all hopped back
into the Land Rover and headed
on our way to the mystical Kanto
Lampo waterfall. Mystical I think
is the right word to describe Kanto
Lampo which is pretty much laying
low under the radar, outshined by
the popular Aling-aling or Gitgit
waterfall in Singaraja I mean,
even a local writer like me has not
heard much about this spot before.
Of course, there is a positive side
to it. Kanto Lampo is considerably
underground and not so touristy,
so visitors can expect to have the
waterfall all to themselves. This
scenic natural wonder is a seasonal
waterfall that cascades down a
stepped rock wall into a waist-deep
among Ubud visitors. This ridge is air, gentle breeze and screaming clear pond. This was the perfect
also accessible by foot or bike, but cicadas accompanied our walk for a spot to cool ourselves down after the
motorbikes are strictly prohibited. good 30 to 45 minutes, until we got ridge walk and mouth-watering lunch
The trek is considerably easy with to the southern end. We crossed the before hopping back into the Land
a distance spanning around two main road to enter Murnis warung, Rover and heading back to jam-
kilometers. Strolling here surely gave an iconic eating pad which has packed Denpasar.
us a unique experience of a typical been running since 1974, making By Gino Andrias
back road near Ubud, away from it the rst real restaurant in Ubud.
the hustle of the main road. The cool As WakaLandCruises guests, this is WakaLandCruise
Jalan Imam Bonjol 467, Denpasar
(0361) 484-085
www.wakahotelsandresorts.com

TRAVELLING TIPS:
Wear a pair of comfortable shoes
or mountain sandals with strap with
PHOTOS BY GINO ANDRIAS

quality sole and grip, as there will


be a lot of walking.
A pair of sunglasses is a must.
A loose long sleeve T-shirt might
be a good idea, especially for the
Tjampuhan ridge walk.

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BEYONDBALI

MAGICAL LAKE
JOIN OUR CONTRIBUTOR EDNA TARIGAN
EXPLORING LABUAN CERMIN, A CRYSTAL CLEAR
LAKE IN EAST BORNEO

L
ets go to Lake on the surface and salty water at
Labuan Cermin the deeper level, and they do not
someday in the intermix with each other. The lake is
near future, a dear even more popular than the district by a six-hour road trip to Biduk-
friend of mine said itself, and I was curious enough to biduk, we took a motor boat that
one day. It was only two months see its beauty with my own eyes. can accommodate up to 10 people
later that we made the trip come Many visitors go to Labuan to reach the lake. The 15-minute
true. Pictures of a blue lake with a Cermin as a part of their trip to boat ride from our homestay in
small boat oating with almost no Derawan and Maratua Islands, Biduk-biduk Village was the start of
reections on the waters were lling which are also located in Berau our adventure
my head. I saw those photos on regency. However, during my visit
social media, and they were enough to Labuan Cermin, I opted to stay in CRYSTAL CLEAR
to make me agree to go on this trip. Biduk-biduk district rather than make The view as we cruised on the motor
Situated at the entrance of Biduk- a trip to Derawan and Maratua boat was already breathtaking,
biduk district of Berau regency in Islands, as I wanted to cherish my even before we arrived at the lake.
East Borneo, Labuan Cermin is a time at the lake. So, after a ight Tosca waters with greenery along its
meromictic lake which is famous for from Jakarta to Kalimarau Airport in sides made a picture-perfect scenery
its two layers of water fresh water Tanjung Redeb in Berau, followed during our journey from the pier to

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Tosca waters and greenery on
our way to Labuan Cermin.

the lake. Sometimes, we encountered the lake. And every second we the lake really is. The nearest part
other boats that just got back from spent on the water, I found myself of the lake to the land is almost ve-
the lake. And when we nally mesmerized by the scenery. I thought meters deep already. That is why,
entered Labuan Cermin area I was the lake was full of underwater he warned us to be careful when
lost for words. ecosystem that made the water so swimming in the lake.
The lake takes about one hectare blue. But after a couple of minutes With waters so pristine, Lake
and is surrounded by jungle. There is staring at the waters from the boat, Labuan Cermin is perfect for
a small pier made of plastic barrels my jaw dropped as I realized just swimming and snorkeling. So,
and wood that connects the lake how crystal clear the water really make sure to bring snorkeling and
with the land. The area was almost is I could see rocks and some sh swimming gear when visiting this
deserted there was only our group swimming under the surface. lake.
and another boat tied to the pier. I According to our skipper, the lake
felt like the lake was ours alone. may seem shallow as we can see PICTURE PERFECT
Before we stopped at the pier, underwater life from the boat, but no As photography enthusiasts, we
our boat skipper took us around one ever actually knows how deep didnt want to miss the chance to

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take some compulsory pictures
in Labuan Cermin; that is to take
photos on the boat with almost no
reections at all on the water. This
is to create an illusion that our boat
is ying rather than oating on the With almost no reection on the waters,
it seems like our boat is ying rather than oating.
water. This photo style has become
iconic to Labuan Cermin on social
media, and also one of the reasons I
was so intrigued by this lake. snorkeled in the waters, my curiosity and go deeper into the lake. This is
However, it is quite challenging about Labuan Cermin as a meromictic denitely one of the best swimming
to snap this illusive picture as the lake was met. I could see the layers experiences in a natural wonder Ive
best time is only between 11 a.m. to under the surface where waters with ever had in my life.
2 p.m. when the sun is right above different characters and temperatures Before dusk came, we had to
our heads. During this time, not only separate from each other. It was such leave the lake. On our way back on
can we get the ying-boat illusion, a unique experience. The water was the boat, I said to myself that I would
but we can also capture the lake also so refreshing that we spent hours go back to Biduk-biduk district and
at its brightest color. With patience exploring almost the whole part of the visit Lake Labuan Cermin again next
PHOTOS BY EDNA TARIGAN

and determination, we managed to lake. time. But before that time comes, I
take some shots and were proud of The roots and tree branches under would like to perfect my swimming
the result! the water were another interesting and free diving so I can explore
After taking our compulsory discovery as I swam deeper. And the deeper level of the lake when I
pictures, it was time to take a I can only imagine how fun it return.
swim in the crystal clear water. As I would be to do free diving here By Edna Tarigan

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CAPITALCORNER

WHEN THE
CITYS ASLEEP
OUR CONTRIBUTOR FADIL AZIZ CHERISHED
THE ONLY TIME OF THE YEAR WHEN JAKARTA
WAS QUITE DESERTED

I
magine a city with about 10 then renamed to Jayakarta, but in
million people and more coming early 17th AD, the Dutch seized the
to either work, travel or simply port of Jayakarta and changed its
live. Can we call it a gargantuan name to Batavia.
city? Maybe we can, since the Batavia played a very important
sprawling city becomes even larger role during the Dutch colonization
over time, packed with more people, as it became the administrative and
vehicles, apartments, ofces, and capital city of the Dutch East Indies
so on. The city now even eats up for more than three centuries. The
its neighboring areas, transforming Dutch built a magnicent Stadhuis
into an even bigger urban town (a big spice warehouse) and
with about 30 million people. This is canals which can still be seen now
Jakarta, a metropolitan that is often in the Old Batavia area please
considered to be never asleep. refer to our Capital Corner of the
However, not many people know June 2016 issue, titled Historical
that there is a short time in the year Buildings in the Old Area of
when Jakarta morphs into a sleeping Jakarta.
beauty and reveals its charm and According to Britannica in
charisma... 1910, during the colonization, the work in Jakarta live in the satellite
population of the city ranged from cities, which are often called the
THE OLD DAYS 100,000-200,000 people. The sphere. The term Greater Jakarta
Jakarta was once a tiny trading number increased dramatically to is also commonly used to refer to
outpost of an inland Hindu kingdom 533,000 people (based on Forbes, these areas which include Bogor,
around the estuary of Ciliwung 2004) in the rst half of the 20 th
Depok, Tangerang, and Bekasi
River, about 600 years ago. In early century. In 1949, the city was (Jabodetabek). If we combine
16 AD, the Portuguese had an
th
renamed to Djakarta and has ever the population of Jakarta with its
eye on this sleepy hamlet (named since become the capital city of spheres, the population reaches
Sunda Kalapa at that time) to nd Indonesia, attracting economy-driven a staggering gure of about 32
a spice trade route in the Malay people from all over the country, million people! Can you imagine?
Archipelago. They established a and the world. Hence, it has an No wonder the Greater Jakarta
stronghold there, but Fatahillah, on estimated population of 10 million area is among the largest urban
behalf of the Sultanate of Demak, people, making it the 10 largest
th
agglomerations on the planet.
conquered the Portuguese in Sunda city in the world. The daily trafc congestion is
Kalapa in 1527. Sunda Kalapa was However, many people who also proof of how big Jakarta is.

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Jakarta looks more beautiful
when the city lights are on.

Many of the city dwellers have to Indonesian population reside here. calendar that is celebrated
start their journey to the ofce early throughout the world. To celebrate
in the morning just after the sun THE SLEEPING BEAUTY the beginning of a new chapter after
rises and return home long after it Still, there is beauty and positivity to spending a full month of fasting,
sets. Spending hours on the road is this city. As I have mentioned earlier, Muslims in Jakarta who have moved
a typical scenario and becomes a many Jakarta people and commuters out of their kampongs to work or
daily routine for the Jakarta people. originated from other places in the study will go back to their kampongs
Therefore, a thorough schedule is country. At one point, they will make to gather with their family members.
mandatory every day. A half hour a return journey to their kampongs, Thus, annual migration has become
difference can be a make or a mostly back to Java and Sumatra to a part of the celebration in the
break; you can either be on time or visit their families and relatives. This country as millions of people travel
even too early to your meeting or usually happens during the Eid al-Fitr out of Jakarta using all kind of
end up wasting too much time in the holiday that falls after the fasting vehicles, leaving the city empty and
trafc and return rather late at night. month of Ramadhan. a bit deserted.
Sounds scary? It is. This is what Eid al-Fitr, or Lebaran, is one Off they go, and all the streets
happens when almost 12 percent of of the holiest days in the Islamic are empty, especially in the rst few

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there werent any helicopters
whatsoever. Less people on the
ground also means less risk. The air
was also far from polluted. I could
even see mountains surrounding
Greater Jakarta quite clearly in the
distance, among them Mount Salak,
Mount Gede Pangrango, and the
Halimun on the west; Puncak and
Sentul area on the South; and
Hambalang and Kelapa Nunggal
days of Lebaran however, many of hustle and trafc congestion. hill on the East. This was pretty
them stay behind in Jakarta and go As the city is more asleep than amazing. I can tell you that this is
to amusement parks, museums and usual, it is probably best to tour quite a rare occasion during my 40
malls on the following day, so its Jakarta using a bicycle (or simply years of living in the city.
better to avoid these places to get walk) and visit the Old Batavia No matter what activities you
away from the crowd. Restaurants, area. You can also go to the Pasar choose, enjoying Jakarta when
food joints and cafs are still open Ikan area, Senayan, and many most of the population are off to
to serve customers, especially on the other places. This year, I opted to their kampongs would be a great
second or third day after Lebaran. hunt for some cityscape pictures, experience. The city will reward
Still, Jakarta morphs into a sleeping focusing on aerial views. I was you with gorgeous scenery which is
beauty. For me personally, this is able to y my drone safely enough precious to treasure for a lifetime.
the time to enjoy the city without any compared to normal days because By Fadil Aziz

PHOTOS BY FADIL AZIZ (WWW.ALCIBBUMPHOTOGRAPHY.COM)

When the city is quite empty,


the sky is clearer.

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BEYONDUPDATES

WELLNESS RETREAT
Imagine joining a yoga class on a private island, under a 100-foot waterfall,
surrounded by rice paddy elds with a view of an untouched beach its truly
blissful, isnt it? Now you dont have to fantasize about it anymore because Nihi
Sumba Islands offers all of that in their rst ever Wild & Free yoga retreat.
From October 7 to 12, this program is conducted by two yoga experts; Sjana
Earp, a young yogi and a photojournalist who is passionate about young women
empowerment, and Rod Cooper, the owner of The Movement Collective in Australia
which focuses on animal ow, gymnastics, acrobatics and calisthenics. The classes
will combine hatha, vinyasa, and restorative yoga as well as breathing techniques
and meditation. Aside from wellness activities, this retreat also takes guests to
explore the islands tropical jungle, discover an ancient tribal culture, visit serene
beaches and trek the Nihioka Valley to enjoy a walk through rice paddy elds with
a view of Indian Ocean.
Nihi Sumba Islands,
Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara
Bali ofce: (0361) 757-149
www.nihihotels.com
ALL COURTESY PHOTOS

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COMMUNITYCALENDAR

FISHERMENS
FESTIVAL
On October 5, dont miss the islands rst
ever boat festival! Hosted by Plataran
LHarmonie in West National Bali Park
in West Bali, the Menjangan Fisherman
Boat Carnival 2017 will display
colorful traditional sherman boats on
Menjangans tranquil waters. The festival
is also merrier with a Full Moon Tirta Yatra
Celebration at Pulaki and Segara Giri
Menjangan Temple, a dance and music
performance from Benih Kasih Orphans
and a beach cleanup activity. This special
event starts at 9 a.m., and presents a
shermen-village-themed buffet dinner with
Indonesian dishes at The Octagon Ocean
Club, available at Rp. 350,000 nett/
person.
www.plataranlharmonie.com

ITS A BATIK DAY!


Following its success last year,
Ayodya Batik Festival returns at
Ayodya Resort Bali on October
6, 7 and 8. Held at the resorts
Grand Ballroom, the festival is
the place to be for everyone
who wants to learn about the
rich heritage of batik. On
October 7, dont miss a fashion
show by talented Indonesian
designers like Dwi Iskandar
and Af Shukar, as well as a
14-course gala rijstaffel dinner
(available from Rp. 950,000
nett/person) with music by Maya
Hassan and Balawan. And on
October 8, the festival will be
merrier with a fashion show by
Joko SPP and Lumiga, followed
by a buffet dinner with a live
performance by Crazy Horse
Band, available at Rp. 250,000
nett/person. To book a ticket,
simply drop an email to pr@
ALL COURTESY PHOTOS

ayodyaresortbali.com. The three-


day event starts at 10 a.m.
Ayodya Resort Bali
Jalan Pantai Mengiat, Nusa Dua
(0361) 77-1102
www.ayodyaresortbali.com

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SEE&SEEN

SPIN AND DANCE


Together with 15FIT, a Bali tness training studio, W Resort - Seminyak presented the
resorts rst ever Silent Spin at WooSky. Participants were invited to join a cycle t
class with the sound of W music playing through headphones. The fun continued with
the Silent Disco at Woobar with DJ Crip, DJ Kulki and the Ws resident DJ Damian
Saint. All proceeds from the Silent Spin are donated to Bali Mother & Baby House.
www.wbaliseminyak.com

IN HARMONY
Introducing its new Ashtanga Yoga weekly class, The Westin
Resort Nusa Dua, Bali hosted a private yoga session con-
ducted by the resorts Wellness Specialist, Jitendra Pokhriyal.
Ashtanga Yoga combines breathing technique with move-
ments, which can help participants achieve a harmonious
mental and physical health.
www.westinnusaduabali.com

UBUD VILLAGE JAZZ FESTIVAL PHOTOS BY JAKA


DHARMA, ALL OTHERS COURTESY PHOTOS

ITS A RACE!
Hand in hand with Bali Safari & Marine
Park, the Maybank Bali Marathon
2017 was back for the sixth time! This
year, the race welcomed more than
9000 participants from around the
world, competing in Full Marathon, Half
Marathon and 10K run. Even children can
also joined this event in the 400-meter and
100-meter sprint competition.
www.balimarathon.com
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SOUNDS OF INDONESIA
Celebrating the rich diversity of Indonesias archi-
pelago, Padma Resort Legian presented Rhapsody
Nusantara where Indonesian musician Ananda
Sukarlan beautifully played a number of national
and classic songs with a piano. His performance
was accompanied by Indonesian young talented
soprano singer, Mariskan Setiawan.
www.padmaresortlegian.com

NUSA DUA FIESTA


For the fourth year in a row, Bali Collection success-
fully hosted Bali Collection Festival. Located at Bali
Collection Block A within the ITDC area in Nusa Dua,
the event began with Carnival Runway A Carnival
Outt Design Competition, continued with a makeo-
ver session by The Shampoo Lounge and a sunset
cocktail party. The night was also alive with music and
artsy performance by Yuni Shara and Jasmine Okubo
respectively, and a fashion show by a number of
designers like Dwico, El Lila, and Linda Rose.
www.bali-collection.com

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ILLUSTRATION MAPS BY
ADE PARTHA & RIO WEDAYANA

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INFOINDEX

AIRLINES Tel: (0361) 286-465, Fax: (0361) 286-408 Renon, Denpasar Fax: (0361) 263-310 RUMAH SAKIT UMUM PUSAT
E-mail: bali@honorary.mzv.cz E-mail: rtc_bali@thaimail.com SANGLAH (General Hospital): Jl. Diponegoro,
AIRPORT OPERATOR Sanglah, Denpasar. Tel: (0361) 227-911/15
Tel: (0361) 751-011 FRANCE TIMOR LESTE
Jl. Mertasari Gg. II No. 8, Sanur Jl. Prof. Yamin No. 4, Renon, Denpsar MUSEUMS
CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS Tel: (0361) 285-485, Fax: (0361) 286-406 Tel: (0361) 235-093, Fax: (0361) 235-092
Wisthi Sabha Building, 2nd Floor E-mail: consul@dps.centrin.net.id E-mail: cgtl@dpsbali.com AGUNG RAI MUSEUM OF ART
Ngurah Rai International Aiprort (ARMA)
Call Centre: 0804-1-888888 GERMANY UNITED STATES Ubud, Tel: (0361) 976-659, Fax: 974-229.
Jl. Pantai Karang 17, Batujimbar, Sanur Jl. Hayam Wuruk 188, Denpasar Jl. Pengosekan, Ubud, open daily 8 am-6pm
CONTINENTAL MICRONESIA Tel: (0361) 288-535, Fax: (0361) 288-826 Tel: (0361) 233-605, Fax: (0361) 222-426
Tel: (0361) 768-358, Fax: (0361) 768-369 Email: germanconsul@bali-ntb.com E-mail: amcobali@indosat.net.id ABIAN KAPAS
Jl. Nusa Indah, East Denpasar
ROYAL BRUNEI HUNGARY HEALTH&MEDICAL Tel: (0361) 227-176
Tel: (0361) 757-292 Marintur, Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 219, Sanur.
Tel: (0361) 287-701, Fax: (0361) 287-456 Call an ambulance by dialing 118, but it is a lot ANTONIO BLANCO
SINGAPORE AIRLINES Email: huconbali@telkom.net more practical and quicker to hire a taxi. Most Ubud , Tel: (0361) 975-502, 975-551
Jl. I Gusti Ngurah Rai, Airport hotels have on-call doctors on standby. For Bali open daily 8 am-5 pm
Tel: (0361) 936-8388, Fax: (0361) 936-8383 INDIA Belly, Lomotil and Imodium eliminate symptoms,
Jl. Raya Puputan 163, Renon - Denpasar but not gastro-related infections. A fever along ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM
GARUDA Jl. Jalan Sugianyar, 5 Denpasar Tel. (0361) 259-502/259-503 with symptoms requires doctor-prescribed Pejeng, Tel: (0361) 942-352
Tel. (0361) 227-824, Fax: (0361) 226-298 Fax.(0361) 259-505 antibiotics. Open 8 am - 3 pm weekdays
24-hour access: 08071-807-807 Drink as much liquid as possible. Isotonic
ITALY drinks under various brand names are widely GEDONG KIRTYA HISTORICAL
MERPATI Lotus Enterprises Building available and are known to replenish body LIBRARY Tel: (0362) 25141, Jl. Veteran,
Jl. Gatot Subroto Tengah, 26 Denpasar Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai, Jimbaran hydration and replace uids. For discomfort, Singaraja. Open 7am - 3pm Monday -
Tel: (0361) 411-364 Tel: (0361) 701-005, Fax: (0361) 701-005 diarrhea and cramping, drink strong, hot tea; Thursday, until Fridaynoon, closed on weekends
Airport Tel: (0361) 9351-011, ext. 5240/5242 E-mail: italconsbali @italconsbali.org avoid fruits and spicy foods.
Hotline: Tel: (0361) 722-740, 722-741 Some day-biting mosquitoes carry dengue GALLERY SENIWATI Jl. Ubud Raya,
JAPAN fever, but this is not a problem in tourist areas. Gianyar. Tel: (0361) 975-485
MANDALA AIRLINES Jl. Raya Puputan 170, Denpasar Bali is non-malarial and prophylaxis is not
Komp. Plaza Kertawijaya Tel: (0361) 227-628, Fax: (0361) 265-066 required. Mosquito bites, cuts or abrasions MUSEUM BALI Tel: (0361) 235-059,
Jl. Diponogoro No. 98, Denpasar, Reservation E-mail: denpasar@dp.mofa.go.jp easily become infected in the tropics. Treat them 222-680, Jl. Let. Kol Wisnu, Denpasar
Call center 08041234567 immediately.
MALAYSIA Drink only bottled or boiled water. Peel fruit MUSEUM LE MAYEUR
NGURAH RAI AIRPORT Alam Kulkul Boutique Resort Jl. Pantai Kuta before eating; avoid raw vegetables except at Tel: (0361) 286-164, Jl. Hang Tuah, Sanur.
Tel/Fax: (0361) 759-761 Tel: (0361) 752-520, Fax: (0361) 766-373 reputable restaurants. Ice in restaurants is safe. Open 8 am - 2 pm, Tuesday - Sunday.
E-mail: info@consulmalaysia-bali.com Protect yourself from the intense equatorial sun.
THAI INTERNATIONAL Use high SPF sunblock and a hat. MUSEUM MANUSA YADNYA
Grand Bali Beach Sanur, Tel: (0361) 288-141 MEXICO AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases Mengwi, open daily, but often unattended
PT Puri Astina Putra Building are increasing in Indonesia. Local sex workers
QATAR AIRWAYS Jl. Prof. Moh. Yamin 1A, Renon, Denpasar have multiple partners from around the world. MUSEUM NEKA Tel: (0361) 975-074,
Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel, South Kuta Beach Tel: (0361) 223-266, Fax: (0361) 244-568 They are not checked for sexually transmitted 975-034, Jl. Raya Campuan, Ubud
Tel: (0361) 752-222; Fax: 753-788. Departure E-mail: consulmex@astinatravel.com diseases. Act responsibly and use condoms, open daily 9 am - 5 pm.
International Terminal, 2nd . Room OP.II.8 available over the counter at pharmacies.
East Wing Ngurah Rai International Airport NETHERLANDS MUSEUM PURI LUKISAN
Tel: (0361) 9360274; Fax : (0361) 9360275 KCB Travel, Jl. Raya Kuta 127, Kuta CLINIC&HOSPITAL Tel: (0361) 975-136, 971-159, Jl. Raya Ubud,
Tel: (0361) 761-502, Fax: (0361) 752-777 Ubud, www.mpl-ubud.com
DEPARTURE E-mail: dutchconsulate@kcb-tours.com INTERNATIONAL SOS CLINIC
Arrive at the airport two hours prior to 24-hour emergency medical clinic services, MUSEUM RUDANA
departure. A Rp. 150,000 international ROYAL DANISH medical evacuation, multilingual staff. Tel: (0361) 975-779, 976-479, Peliatan, Ubud
departure tax is required. Domestic departure Sunset Road No. 89 Ruko Sunset Indah I Kav. 3 Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai 505X, Kuta 80361
fee is Rp 75,000. No Fiscal tax-exempt to pay Tel: (0361) 821-6979, Fax: (0361) 7666-38 Tel: (0361) 710-505, Fax: (0361) 710-515 MUSEUM SUBAK Tel: (0361) 810-315,
for Indonesian and expatriates holding KITAS for E-mail: danishconsbali@gmail.com Jl. Raya Kediri, Desa Sanggulan, Tabanan
International departure. Ngurah Rai Intl Airport, BIMC Hospital Kuta
Tel: (0361) 751-011 POLAND 24h Accident and Emergency Centre, 24h TOURIST INFO.
Jl. Raya Petitenget No. 11, Block I/C, Medical Centre, international standard hospital
CONSULATES Banjar Umasari, Kerobokan with fully equipped ambulances, emergency INTEGRATED TOURISM
Tel: (0361) 732-165, Fax: (0361) 732-165 room, intensive care unit, operating theatres, INFORMATION CENTER (ITIC)
AUSTRALIA, CANADA, E-mail: consul@balipolandconsulate.com radiology and pathology, ward rooms, A one-stop tourist information complex of
NEW ZEALAND international and multilingual team of medical ten provinces in Indonesia comprising Bali,
Jl. Tantular No. 32, Renon - Denpasar 80234 SLOVAKIA experts, CosMedic Centre for non-invasive and Lampung, Jakarta, Banten, West Java, Central
Tel: (0361) 241-118, Fax: (0361) 221-195 Jl.Gunung Agung 93, Denpasar 80118 invasive cosmetic and aesthetic treatments. Java, East Java, Jogjakarta. Jl. Raya Kuta 2,
E-mail: bali.congen@dfat.gov.au Tel: (0361) 426-171, Fax: (0361) 426-477 Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai 100X, Kuta 80361 Kuta, 80361; Tel: (0361) 766-188
www.bali.indonesia.embassy.gov.au E-mail: konsulslowakbali@yahoo.com Tel: (0361) 761-263, Fax: (0361) 767-701
NGURAH RAI INTERNATIONAL
BRITAIN SPAIN BIMC Hospital Nusa Dua AIRPORT Tel: (0361) 751-011
Jl. Tirta Nadi 20, Sanur, Denpasar Istana Kuta Galeria, Blok Vallet 2, No. 11 24h Accident and Emergency Centre, 24h
Tel: (0361) 270-601, Fax: (0361) 287-804 Jl. Patih Jelantik, Kuta Medical Centre, international standard hospital BADUNG GOVERNMENT TOURISM
E-mail: bcbali@dps.centrin.net.id Tel: (0361) 769-296, Fax: (0361) 769-296 with fully equipped ambulances, emergency OFFICE Jl. Kuta Raya 2, Kuta
E-mail: espana_bali@blueline.net.id room, intensive care unit, operating theatres, Tel: (0361) 756-175/76
BRAZIL radiology and pathology, ward rooms,
Jl. Raya Legian No. 186, Kuta SWEDEN & FINLAND international and multilingual team of medical BALI GOVERNMENT TOURISM OFFICE
Tel: (0361) 757-775, Fax: (0361) 751-005 Segara Village Hotel, Jl. Segara Ayu experts, CosMedic Centre, Dialysis Centre, Jl. Supratman, Niti Mandala, Renon, Denpasar
Email: brazilconsul@bali.net Tel: (0361) 282-211, Fax: 282-211 Dental Centre. Tel: (0361) 222-387
E-mail: sweconsul@yahoo.com Kawasan BTDC, Blok D, Nusa Dua 80363,
CHILE Tel: (0361) 3000-911, Fax: (0361) 3001-150 SINGARAJA TOURIST INFORMATION
Jl. Jl. Pengembak Gg 1 No. 3, Sanur, Denpasar SWITZERLAND & AUSTRIA OFFICE Jl. Veteran 23, Singaraja
Tel: (0361) 756-781, Fax: (0361) 756-783 Jl. Ganetri 9 D, Gatot Subroto Timur, Denpasar SILOAM HOSPITALS Tel: (0362) 251-41
E-mail: chilehonconsulate@bali-villa.com Tel: (0361) 264-149, Fax: (0361) 243-747 24-hour emergency 779-911
E-mail: bali@honrep.ch Jl. Sunset Road No. 818, Kuta, Badung, Bali UBUD TOURIST INFORMATION
CZECH REPUBLIC Tel: +62-361-779-900 SERVICE Jl. Raya Ubud, Gianyar
Jl. Pengembak 17 Sanur. THAILAND Jl. Puputan Raya No. 81, E-mail: info.bali@siloamhospitals.com Tel: (0361) 96-285, 973-285; 8 am - 9 pm

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