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WELCOME TO THE FUTURE


‘Om Swastiastu...’

For the past 19 years, Bali & Beyond Magazine has been a great supporter to
the hospitality and tourism industry in Bali and across Indonesia. But amidst this
increasingly digital era, we believe that 2018 is the perfect time for us to make a
transformation. As of this year, we are becoming a quarterly magazine and moving a
step closer to our objective of being 100 percent online, while still delivering travel,
culture and lifestyle stories from the archipelago with finesse.
Marking the beginning of our new transformation, this January-March 2018 issue
takes you to some of the most inspiring places in Bali with concepts that bring us to the
future. Our ‘DINE & DELIGHTS’ discovers SoulBytes, the new restaurant in Seminyak
that is not just presenting delectable dishes but is also rich with philosophies that will
COVER make you ponder life. The Bandha Hotel & Suites will make it easy for you to scout
Mural by Jack Bromell at SoulBytes for amazing places to see in Bali with “Handy”, a smartphone provided in each room
Photo by Risty Nurraisa with unlimited internet connection that you can access during your stay. Find out more
about it in ‘REST & RELAXATION.’
As a one-stop beauty center, Eden Life Centres will see you through and provide
everything you need to be at your best. This is the place to have non-invasive beauty
or wellness treatments with the use of current technology and high-quality products.
Another spa sanctuary to visit is The Spa at Padma Resort Legian where you can
soothe your sore muscles with the Herbal Bundle treatment that consists of Indonesian
herbal ingredients. Flip through our ‘INVITE & INDULGE’ for more details on Eden Life
Centres and The Spa at Padma Resort Legian.
We have more stories to share with you, such as cruising with Bulan Baru
surf charter and exploring the new National Library of Indonesia in Jakarta in
‘ACTION & ATTRACTION’ and ‘CAPITAL CORNER’ respectively. As we wish you
happy flipping through our pages, we would also like to invite you to check out our
digital platform (website and social media accounts) as we aim to be Indonesia’s #1
travel portal that is just one click away for all our loyal readers, wherever you may be.

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EDNA TARIGAN I NENGAH LINDY SOEGITO A. RACHMAWATI PHIL GREEN TAUFAN WIJAYA
is a Jakarta-based travel JANUARTHA has been photographing (NINETH) is an avid traveler and is working on an MA
writer. She began her is a freelance since 2012, with is a certified personal a keen golfer with a in Journalism in the
professional career as a programmer with facial expression and trainer with over nine passion for photography. Philippines and personal
journalist, living in Bali great interest in human interests as her years of experience Browse his growing photojournalism projects
for a year then moving photojournalism and focus. She has joined a in the fitness industry. collection of photographs on water & sanitation and
back to Jakarta to chase street photography. He number of exhibitions, She currently runs her at baliphotoblog. women with cancer.
another dream. takes photos for research one of them being Personal Training and smugmug.com. Follow him on
www.edededan.com and documentary. “The Simphony of Wellness Retreat in Bali Twitter @taufanwijaya_ or
Human Expression”. between her everyday www.taufanwijaya.com
She dedicates her time life as a mother of two
and passion to expose young boys. www.
the natural beauty of balibodsbynin.com
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THE SUN... THE SAND... THE SURF... THE CULTURE OF PARADISE AND OVER 17,000 SURROUNDING ISLANDS

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CRAFT&CULTURE SIGHTS&SOUNDS
THE MONGAH DANCE PHOTOS & FUN FACTS
Celebrating harvest time Snapshots and quotes picked up
throughout November and December

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LIFESTYLE&LEISURE 38
JOURNEY TO THE TOP REST&RELAXATION
Hiking the Mount Batur DIGITAL LEISURE
Stay at The Bandha Hotel & Suites

22 LOMBOK’S SANCTUARY
DINE&DELIGHTS Escape to Hotel Tugu Lombok
FOOD FOR THE SOUL
Hearty meal at SoulBytes

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UNDER A JOGLO ROOF
A dining experience at The Joglo House

28
PROFILE&PORTRAIT
KEEP IT CLEAN!

+
Keep the environment clean with EcoBali

FIRST COLUMN PHOTO COURTESY OF SOULBYTES, SECOND COLUMN PHOTO BY PHIL GREEN,
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INVITE&INDULGE

THIRD COLUMN PHOTO COURTESY OF MÖVENPICK RESORT & SPA JIMBARAN BALI
BEAUTY HAVEN
Eden Life Centres, a one-stop 12 NEW&NEWS
beauty center This month’s select news updates
from the island’s tourism industry
FLOWER POWER and what’s new around the island
Get pampered at The Spa at
Padma Resort Legian 72 BEYONDUPDATES
News updates from the tourism

44
industry and what’s new beyond Bali

76 SEE&SEEN
Snapshots of events and happenings
within the preceding month

44 78 BALIMAPS
FOTOFOLIO Map of Bali showing specific tourism
THE RIGHT PLACE, areas and places of interest, as
THE RIGHT TIME well as a distance scale between
Phil Green captured the volcano eruption the island’s main destinations

THE SONG OF DRYNESS 82 INFOINDEX


Lindy Soegito admires the beauty Useful directory of companies and
of Flores island-based businesses

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LITTLELOVES
LET THE RACE BEGIN!
A cooking competition at
TOP AND BOTTOM LEFT PHOTOS BY EDNA TARIGAN,
BOTTOM RIGHT PHOTO COURTESY OF BULAN BARU

The Laguna, a Luxury Collection


Resort & Spa

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68 ACTION&ATTRACTION
EXERCISE IN PARADISE
Join training sessions on a Phinisi boat
CAPITALCORNER
THE TALLEST LIBRARY 64
The new National Library BEYONDBALI
of Indonesia EXPLORE BALIKPAPAN
Discover local culture in Balikpapan
in East Borneo
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NEW&NEWS

NATURAL CLEANSER
Looking for a perfect cleanser to dissolve
long-wearing makeup? The new Rejuve-
nating Pomegranate Cleansing Oil from
Sensatia Botanicals is what you need.
Made out of non-comedogenic natural
ingredients consisting of pomegranate oil,
argan oil and magnolia berry extract, this
cleansing oil is really gentle and when
massaged into the skin, it can help pull out
dirt without clogging pores to remove even
the most stubborn make up. Available at
Rp. 180,000 for 100 ml, the cleansing oil
can be purchased at all Sensatia Botani-
cals outlets and website.
www.sensatia.com

ROMANTIC
LUXURY
Situated on Uluwatu’s dramatic cliff-edge
with a spectacular view of the Indian
Ocean, the new Dedari Penthouse at
Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort offers an
ultimate romantic getaway for every
couple in love. The 179-square-meter one-bedroom penthouse features a
plush master bedroom with a spacious walk-in closet and an adjoining lavish
bathroom with a rain-shower and a large oval bathtub. Every corner boasts
luxurious design with a touch of Balinese details. The penthouse also has an
open plan lounge, a dining space, and a private deck with a Jacuzzi for
guests to unwind with refreshing drinks from the double mini bar cabinet.
Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort
Jalan Pemutih, Labuan Sait, Uluwatu
(0361) 895-7555
www.bali-uluwatu.anantara.com

BEDUGUL’S ZEN
Situated within Handara Golf & Resort Bali in Bedugul,
Breeze Terrace is ready to serve both staying and non-
staying guests with delectable dishes, be it for an easy
afternoon with close friends, a romantic dinner with the
loved ones or a BBQ session with a favorite group of
people. Choose to sit in the indoor or outdoor area – the
latter is better during a beautiful day to indulge in food and
drinks whilst breathing in fresh mountain air and enjoying
the 180-degree view of the resort’s lush greenery. This
is the place to get closer to nature and enjoy a top-notch
ALL COURTESY PHOTOS

hospitality service, even for just a quick weekend getaway.


Breeze Terrace
Handara Golf & Resort Bali
Desa Pancasari, Sukasada Singaraja, Bedugul
0897-0900-7912
www.handaragolfresort.com

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BEAUTY TRADITIONS NEW
Enjoy the richness of Indonesia’s wellness FINE CUISINE
heritage at Arkipela Spa in Mövenpick Resort Selections of new food and drinks
& Spa Jimbaran Bali. The spa will re-energize await you at FIRE restaurant at W
your body and soul with age-old beauty Bali – Seminyak. Starting from Febru-
recipes amidst a relaxing atmosphere from the ary 2018 onwards, you can indulge
Balinese-style interior designed by Hadi Prana. in the delicious Batik lobster wonton
Try the “Pijat Urat” to soothe your nerves or the with oxtail soup, or the lightly cured
“Buatanku Apothecary Experience”, a 90- to Hamachi with wild fennel panna
120-minute wellness journey to keep you in cotta. Other new creations include
balance using a blend of seasonal herbs. low and slow roasted top sirloin and
Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali braised short rib, caramelized pork
Jalan Wanagiri No. 1, Jimbaran belly with sunflower seed risotto,
(0361) 472-5777 duck cracker, Wagyu beef marma-
www.mövenpick.com lade on toast, and many more. Don’t
forget to indulge them with one or
more of the new drinks, such as
“Upside Down” with galiano, martini
NEW IN CANGGU rosso and raspberry puree, or “Drive
Me In” that incorporates light rum
Now you have more options to stay in
apple juice and passion fruit with
the growing Canggu area. Following
sparkling wine.
the success of COMO Uma Ubud,
W Bali – Seminyak
COMO Hotels & Resorts introduces
Jalan Petitenget, Kerobokan,
the new COMO Uma Canggu at
Seminyak, (0361) 3000-106
Echo Beach which officially opens in
www.wretreatbali.com
February 2018. The elegant beachside
resort provides 119 rooms with several
categories, from standard guestrooms
to suites and a three-bedroom pent-
house duplex with a rooftop pool.
The hotel also features COMO Beach
Club for a remarkable sunset session
accompanied by delectable dishes and
COMO Shambhala Retreat to experi-
ence a yoga and Pilates class as well
as spa treatments.
COMO Uma Canggu
Jalan Pantai Batu Mejan,
Echo Beach, Canggu, (0361) 302-2228
www.comohotels.com/umacanggu

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CRAFT&CULTURE

The Mongah is being constructed.

O
nce every two their farm to be free from pests and

THE years on the


first day of the
for all the villagers to be safe from
any kind of catastrophe.

MONGAH Sasih Kapat (the


fourth month in
Located about 600 to 960
meters above the sea level in

DANCE the Balinese calendar), or a day


after Tilem (dead moon) on the
third month, the people of Bunutin
Kintamani in the Bangli region, the
Bunutin Village can be reached from
the Bayung Gede intersection to the
WATCHING A SACRED Village hold the Wali Panguangan direction of Belancan or through the
BALINESE DANCE TO ceremony, a sacred tradition to Payangan Village in Gianyar to the
CELEBRATE HARVEST celebrate harvest time. At the direction of Manik Liyu. According
TIME… same time, they also host Nangluk to the village chief, I Made Subrata,
Merana, a ritual where they pray for most of the villagers plant oranges,

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and that’s why this village is known
as one of the biggest orange
producers in the Kintamani area.
Oranges from Bunutin Village are
famous for their quality, as well as
their juicy and sweet flavor. And
just like the rest of the Balinese
villages nestled on the foot of the
mountain, the Bunutin Village also
holds on to the “Ulu Apad” system,
a traditional community structure
with Jro Kubayan as the leader who
will conduct the Wali Penguangan
ceremony.
Wayan Rungu, another key
member of the village, also explained
that the villagers hold two ceremonies
that are similar to that of the Balinese
Silent Day. The first one is the Nyepi
Desa where the people must restrain
from doing any kind of activities for
a day, just like on the big Silent Day
that is celebrated throughout Bali to
commemorate the New Year of Saka.
The second one is Nyepi Tegal where
they are restricted from going to the
farm or field. In the old days, Nyepi
Tegal or also known as Nyepi Uma

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(farm) used to be held in almost
every village in Bali when the rice
grain began to bloom. But now, only
a number of villages still host this
tradition.

THE BIG DAY


A day prior to the big ceremony,
the villagers hand in hand prepare
everything, including butchering
beef meat for offerings and for
food. On that day, the young men
start to make Mongah – a kind
of an effigy made of bamboo

PHOTOS BY I NENGAH JANUARTHA


construction covered with leaves
– at the front yard of the village
temple. The bamboo constructions
are created as big as the body of
the young men that will pull the
Mongah. Different kind of leaves,
mostly ferns, are gathered from the
nearby forest for decoration.

The Baris dance is commenced


before the Mongah dance.

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The Mongah dance performance.

The young men divided starts with a prayer led by a local and once in a while they try to
themselves into several groups, priest, and at about 12 p.m. the approach and tease the audience,
depending on the number of the dancing performances commence. but the pecalang (the Balinese
Mongah that needs to be built. All The Rejang Dance and Pependetan village officers) get in their way.
of the bamboo constructions have are performed by the village girls, After about 10 minutes, the dancers
to be covered with leaves, except followed by several Baris Dances start to act tired and dance their
for a small part at the front for the that symbolize birds as farm pests way out of the temple area. To end
dancers to peek as they dance. The and the villagers’ strive to frighten the ritual, the villagers then hold
next morning, the women and the them away – the Baris Dance another prayer at the temple.
teen girls have to bring offerings of includes the Truna Baris, the Juntal The Bunutin Villagers believe
fruits and traditional light bites to the Baris and the Jojor Baris. And just that Mongah is a part of
village temple where the ceremony before the Jojor Baris dancers finish “Nyomya”, a belief to neutralize
takes place. their performance, the Mongah negative impacts in their daily lives,
It is almost afternoon when the dancers suddenly enter the temple including the ones caused by pests.
village temple is full of the villagers area, taking over the ‘stage’ from And this is why it is important to
as well as people from outside of the Baris dancers. preserve this dance from generation
Bunutin Village who have come The Mongah dancers keep on to generation. „
to see the ceremony. The ritual running around while dancing, By I Nengah Januartha

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LIFESTYLE&LEISURE

JOURNEY TO THE TOP


JOIN OUR EDITOR WIWIN WIRWIDYA AND HER FAMILY
EXPLORING MOUNT BATUR…

I
tried to keep my eyes open that about sunrise view from Mount Batur. Our adventure finally began as
night. I was so afraid of being We hit the road in the dark for our guide drove us to the gate of
late for the sunrise that I decided almost one and a half hours from Bali’s UNESCO Global Geopark
not to sleep at all. That day, my Denpasar to the meeting point at Network. Tall trees pleased our
husband and I together with our Toya Bungkah terminal in Kintamani. eyes, while the road was bumpy
two-year-old son prepared to start We finally met our guide and the and rocky until we reached an uphill
our adventure with Expedition Bali team from Expedition Bali, the road — our guide, Bli Sadhu, said
Volcano Tour & Sunrise Explorer four-wheel-drive adventure tour that we should be able to see the
to hike Mount Batur and see the operator. Under the beautiful starry magnificent view of Lake Batur from
sunrise. We had to leave our home night and the breezy mountain wind, where we were. However, the sky
in Denpasar at 2 a.m. for Kintamani we parked our car at the terminal was still too dark and we could not
and we could not be later than that and joined the Expedition Bali’s see anything.
because otherwise we wouldn’t have Land Rover semi-roadster to hike the After about 20 minutes of driving,
enough time to see the most-talked mountain trails. we arrived at the parking lot in

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Remarkable morning on the
top of Mount Batur.
The magnificent sunrise from
the mountain top.

front of Pura Batur complex where several groups of hiker sat, trying early drive from home and the
we started our hike to the top of the to catch their breaths while having sleepless night. From where we
Mount Batur to see the sunrise. The some drinks before continuing their stood, we could see the tip of the
area was still in a total darkness – journey to the mountain top. The sky then-erupting Mount Agung from afar
all we could see was light beams slowly got brighter with every minute and a silhouette of Bali’s third highest
PHOTOS BY JAKA DHARMA (@JAKADHARMACAMERA)

from our flashlights. I was informed and our group just didn’t want to mountain, Mount Abang. We sat in
that the hike to the top of the miss the amazing sunrise moment. silence while trying to let nature rule
mountain normally takes an hour. It So, we continued on. our mind, sight and hearing.
was just enough for us to reach the Bli Sadhu was on point in The sun was slowly shining
top before the sun rises. predicting the time. After one higher and the clouds below us
hour of what we considered to be gradually disappeared. We could
THE HIKE the hardest climb of our lives (as finally clearly see the panorama
We took several breaks along our we’re not really fond of hiking), of our surroundings, including
challenging hike but still managed we finally arrived at the top of the magnificent Lake Batur that Bli
to keep our spirits up for catching mountain. We lifted our faces and Sadhu mentioned earlier. When the
the sunrise. Surprisingly, there was a the view from the top instantly left air felt warmer, we took as many
little food joint at our first stop where us speechless. It was all worth the pictures as we could.

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Kintamani Villagers went up to the
top of Mount Batur to pray.

THE PRAYERS children and toddlers. Every one of family. And I guess it is true what
I think that day was one of our them climbed the rocky mountain people say – the best view comes
luckiest. It was 8 a.m. sharp when slopes for one hour and did their after the hardest climb indeed. „
we were still sitting at the top of the prayers together on the mountain By Wiwin Wirwidya
mountain and we could see some top.
people wearing white outfits slowly We decided to wait for their ritual Expedition Bali Volcano Tour
moving in our direction. It turns out, to finish as we seized this amazing & Sunrise Explorer
that group of people came from moment in pictures. It was a 0819-9933-5673
Kintamani Village and they brought mesmerizing experience for our little www.expeditionbali.com
offerings to the temple that is
perched on the top of the mountain
– and we were sitting right next to WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE HIKING IN MOUNT BATUR:
the temple. • Wear your best hiking shoes as the trails are sloping.
The area where we sat suddenly • Mind your steps as you will hike under minimal lighting.
became more crowded. Hundreds • For beginners like us, the trek can be challenging. But according to some of
of villagers wearing traditional our friends who love hiking, Mount Batur has the friendliest path compared
Balinese outfit gathered, including to other mountains in Bali.

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DINE&DELIGHTS

FOOD
FOR THE
SOUL
THE NEW DINING
PLACE IN SEMINYAK
THAT NOT ONLY FEEDS
THE BODY BUT ALSO
NOURISHES THE MIND
AND SOUL…

B
orn from the creative while a coffee roaster machine, a came in,” Ilario stated as he greeted
mind of Australian bakery room and an open kitchen my friends and me at our table.
Ilario Colli, SoulBytes are located at the far end. The restaurant has a positive
offers more than just Ilario is very much inspired by atmosphere that comes from the
quality food and coffee. philosopher Alain de Botton who decoration, such as a sculpture
Stepping into the restaurant, I stated in one of his books that an of Socrates’ bust on a wall and a
could feel the friendly vibe as the ideal modern restaurant is one that round tile on the floor that said “Hug
interior, designed by Caroline Usher reminds people to be more tolerant Spot”. “The ‘Hug Spot’ works like a
of “Ushers by Design” is set with and become a better person. That mistletoe,” Ilario continued. “When
classic-style furniture and modern is why SoulBytes aims to not only two people stand underneath the
touches. The space is cozy with a nourish the stomach but also the soul. mistletoe, they have to kiss. Here,
big mural on one side and a library- “We hope that our customers, as when two people stand on the ‘Hug
like nook on the other side. A bar is they leave the restaurant, are more Spot’, they have to hug each other.”
standing in the middle of the space, enriched as a person than when they And the surprise doesn’t stop there…

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QUALITY FOOD cream, cheese, dill and red onion beef patty, tomato relish, pickles,
Open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., rings. The ‘Soul Salads’ presents onion jam, cheddar cheese and soft
SoulBytes presents delectable choices of refreshing greens – and homemade buns.
selections of all-day breakfast and our favorite was the flavorful grilled SoulBytes also presents choices of
lunch menu. Everything seems to be broccoli and almond flakes that vegan-friendly dishes. From the ‘Grain
so mouth-watering that my friends come with tasty grilled chicken, chili & Cereals’ option, they have Vegan
and I decided to choose a number salt and lemon yoghurt. Last but not Nut Porridge (with almond milk,
of dishes so we can try a little bit least, the ‘Soul Burgers’ are surely banana, brown sugar and coconut
of this and that. As our dishes were not to be missed – our choice fell syrup), Bali Granola, Organic Vego
served one by one, we knew we on the Rock of Sisyphus which is Fried Rice and more. The Dark
made the right choice because all so delicious with a juicy Australian Comedy from the ‘Soul Burger’ list
of them were spot on and is also a top-notch for vegans with a
were presented in generous black bean vegetable patty, beetroot
portions. jam, rocket and tomato.
From the all-day breakfast
menu, my personal favorite ALL HOMEMADE
is the Mushroom Truffled The restaurant is made even more
Eggs. Consisting of sautéed outstanding since they make almost
mushrooms, poached egg everything homemade with the use
and porcini salt on top of of local ingredients, from baked
multi-grain bread and truffle
oil, this dish is amazing to
start the day. The Cured
Salmon is also a refreshing
choice as the Tasmanian
salmon is marinated with
beetroot and is served with hash
brown and crème fraiche. And of
course, the famous Egg Benedict is
also one of the stars of the breakfast
menu, where perfectly soft-poached
eggs are presented with English
muffin, cured salmon and delicious
hollandaise sauce.
The lunch menu is just as
interesting. The ‘Soul Bites’ list gives
us the freedom to pair either a
bagel, a pretzel, and a sourdough
with choices of savory toppings, like
beetroot-cured salmon, ham and
cheese, smashed avocado, wild
mushroom and spinach, lemon-
rubbed chicken or prosciutto and
buffalo mozzarella. We opted for a
bagel with salmon, and the dish is The “Sysiphus” Beef Burger (this photo) and
Smashed Avocado and Kale (above).
even more fulfilling with horseradish

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Ponder life with
SoulCards.

are Vietnam Drip and French Press.


Selections of standard coffee
like cappuccino, espresso, café
The interior boasts a mural that is born latte, macchiato, affogato and more
from a collaboration between Ilario and are also offered. A little tip, pair
Australian artist Jack Bromell.
a choice of brew with homemade
croissants, jam and butter – I think
this is the best way to end a soulful
goods to coffee blends. The bread, blend. On top of that, we use single dining experience at SoulBytes. „
bagels, sourdoughs, croissants and origins for our manual brews.” By Risty Nurraisa
even butter and selections of jam Choices of signature coffee include
are all made in-house, resulting Bullet Proof with natural coconut oil SoulBytes
in sensational fresh-from-the-oven and unsalted butter, Gibraltar with Jalan Petitenget No. 98, Seminyak
delicacies. double shot of ristretto, and more, 0823-4031-6387
The coffee selections will while some of the ‘Manual Brews’ www.soulbytesbali.com
please every coffee connoisseur
as SoulBytes roasts the beans and
creates their own house blends. “We THREE BUCKET LIST ITEMS TO CHECK ON A VISIT TO SOULBYTES!
buy non-roasted beans from different • Coffee Charity: with every order of standard coffee (like cappuccino and
distributors and we do our own Americano), you’ll be invited to give back to the community. The staff will
coffee profiling,” Ilario explained. present you a wooden token which you can put in one of the three jars at the
“We combine certain beans together bar – each token represents Rp. 1,000 and each jar represents a foundation
to make our own signature house where the funds will be donated to. Currently, you can choose to give a
donation either to BAWA for animal welfare, Trash Hero to improve the
environment, or a foundation that focuses on children’s health in Bali.
• Inspiring quotes: as you indulge in delectable coffee to boost your
mood, be prepared to receive quotes from the world’s thinkers like Winston
PHOTOS COURTESY OF SOULBYTES

Churchill, Alain de Botton, Marcus Aurelius and more as your coffee will be
served with one of their aspiring statements. SoulBytes also creates thought-
provoking SoulCards that will make you reflect on yourself with questions like,
“What is your purpose in life?” If you come with your loved ones, it is best to
put down that smartphone and have a deep conversation over quality food
and drinks starting with these cards.
• The “Hug Spot”: don’t forget to hug the person next to you on the “Hug
Spot” and spread a positive vibe!

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I
t was a sunny day and the

UNDER traffic to Canggu was quite


busy, just like any other day in

A JOGLO the midweek. But as my family


and I arrived at The Joglo

ROOF restaurant and walked into its dining


area, a thought crossed my mind,
“This is the place where I want to be
The favorite Nasi Campur.

EXPERIENCE A FAMILY on my next lazy weekend!” I mean,


DAY IN CANGGU how could I not love this place roof, The Joglo welcomes everyone
where almost everything is available and makes sure that their guests
ACCOMPANIED BY
under one roof? have everything they need. It does
DELICIOUS FOOD AND The Joglo is nestled amidst not only serve as a restaurant
DRINKS AT THE JOGLO Canggu’s lively neighborhood. It is presenting delicious Indonesian
HOUSE… known for its whole nutritious food, and western food, but it is also a
but it also offers a variety of dining tropical café for guests to enjoy local
experiences in every corner. Under coffee, juices and cocktails with a
this gigantic Javanese teakwood spacious kid’s playground on one

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The perfect Seared Tenderloin.

of the corners to keep the little ones part of Bali, from families, couples,
busy and a wholefood market on fitness enthusiasts to wholefoods
the other corner for guests to find lovers, come to unwind.
organic food. There is also a Yoga
and Pilates studio at the rooftop. DINING IN
The space is multifunctional and Before we went to The Joglo,
becomes some kind of a melting pot some of my friends already gave
where different crowds from every recommendations on the food.
The refreshing Barbados.

So, we followed their suggestions


PHOTOS BY JAKA DHARMA (@JAKADHARMACAMERA)

and ordered the signature Nasi


Campur. We were also tempted to
try a little bit of the Western flavor,
and we decided to have the most
recommended one – the Mahi-mahi
Steak served with aglio e olio and
pecorino, drizzled with lemon caper
sauce.
For those who love spicy Asian
food, the Nasi Campur (Rp. 45,000)
is the perfect choice. It is different
from any other Nasi Campur on

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Unwind at The Joglo with
a cup of coffee (top),
a vegetarian pizza (left)
and a healthy smoothie
bowl (below).

the
e island that I’ve ever tasted
– The Joglo’s Nasi Campur is
more flavorful, even spicier than I and we just couldn’t resist
expected. And even before I took my ordering the same dish. The
first bite, I could smell the delicious pizza consists of mushrooms,
aroma from the dish that worked up slices of eggplant, onion, bell
my appetite. The Mahi-mahi Steak ed
pepper and mixed veggies, topped
was also our favorite. The lemon ce
with fresh homemade tomato sauce
caper sauce gave a fresh and sour – even a carnivore like me loved
twist to the whole dish. The portion every bite of it. And while sipping my drink, I was
is just right and it is available at Rp. As I indulged our last meal, I sure that I wanted to bring my
95,000. took a look around and fell even family back here. Maybe on my
Another must-have here is the more in love with the ambience next visit, we would also join the
Seared Tenderloin where a juicy of this dining spot. Even when the Pilates and Yoga classes to burn
grilled tenderloin cut is served day was hot, the breeze from the some calories, while our little ones
with soft baked baby potato and trees surrounding us was perfect to play at the kid’s playground. How
three choices of homemade sauce; accompany our meal time. At the does that sound? „
mushroom, black pepper and end of our lunch time, I decided By Wiwin Wirwidya
broccoli puree sauce. The latter was to freshen up a little bit with a
the champion for us as the broccoli refreshing drink – The Barbados The Joglo
puree sauce complemented the steak Vodka which is an orange juice Jalan Subak Sari 13 No. 8, Berawa,
perfectly. Some of the yogis sitting mixed with grenadine and a little Canggu
next to our table ordered a pan of drop of vodka was excellent to (0361) 934-7778
thin crispy crust Vegetariana Pizza, complete my dining experience. www.thejoglo.com

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PROFILE&PORTRAIT

Paola Cannucciari strives


to improve the environment.

KEEP IT CLEAN! management is a big issue not just


in Indonesia but also in the world.
PAOLA CANNUCCIARI SHARES ABOUT IMPROVING As someone who has been working
on environmental issues, I could
THE ENVIRONMENT FOR A BETTER FUTURE…
see at the time that waste was a
problem, with lack of awareness

D
espite its numerous For me, home is where you live. I and proper systems and solutions.
paradise beaches, Bali have been to Sumatra and Papua, I think everyone needs to take
has one big problem – but I decided to reside in Bali and responsibility and action to reduce
trash. How do we solve establish a waste management as much as possible the waste they
this problem? Meet enterprise here. are producing daily.
Paola Cannucciari (PC), the program
manager of EcoBali, a responsible BB: What was the biggest BB: What is your current project with
waste management company that environmental issue that inspired EcoBali?
aims to contribute actively to a better you to develop EcoBali? PC: Our work has a holistic
solid waste management in Bali. She PC: I believe that waste approach, and our main vision is
talked to Bali & Beyond (BB), about
PHOTOS BY JAKA DHARMA (@JAKADHARMACAMERA)

the environment and what she and


her team have been doing to keep
the island clean.

BB: Could you please share about


your background?
PC: I have been working on
environmental issues for more than
26 years. I was relocated to Bali in
2001, and I’ve been working here
ever since. My husband is Balinese
and I have my Balinese family here.

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“to enable a zero waste lifestyle.” more aware of their responsibilities PC: I don’t need to be described or
We offer a waste collection service as consumers. We are happy to known. I am just a person working
for all types of non-organic waste collaborate with Bye Bye Plastic Bag, on environmental issues with focus
and offer composting systems for a group that bans the use of plastic on waste management, and my
the organic fraction so people can bags and encourages people to use job is one of my passions. Waste
compost at home. We run our own reusable bags for grocery shopping. management is such a broad topic
sorting facilities, and we have waste We also produce reusable bags, as it allows us to interact and work
banks programs in collaboration because we know we cannot push at so many levels from industrial
with companies, communities, people to stop using plastic bags dynamics to regulations, design,
hotels, and schools. We try to find without giving them a solution or an behavior, and more, and those
ways and solutions to increase alternative.
the amount of waste that can be The most important thing is
recycled to reduce the residue at a that everybody needs to start
very minimum. Yet, there are many doing something to improve the
challenges. Many people are not environment. Ask yourself, “What
mindful yet of what happen to their is my new resolution this year?
waste and how they can reduce it, Stop using plastic bags? Stop using
but we always keep striving. We plastic straws?” There are a few
know there are many people that steps that can be done. Start by
are enthusiastic about contributing saying no to the use of straws and
positively to the environment. plastic bags, and make it happen. It
is all about personal commitment.
BB: How do you keep yourself and
the whole team motivated when BB: With all of the things that you
there are people who are still have done with the environment,
careless about the environment? how do you want to be described provide us all the possibility to work
PC: We always re-evaluate or known? in exploring and working on so
everything we do. We know many needed changes for the better
that we are not alone as we are wellbeing of humanity.
collaborating with so many parties
to tackle the problem. We know that BB: How do you personally want the
this work won’t be done in one or Bali environment to be like in the
two years. This is a long-term project future?
and we cannot be discouraged. PC: I want people to enjoy Bali, to
be able to go to the beach or the
BB: What is your expectation upon mountains without having to see
Bali environment? plastic everywhere. But in order to
PC: There are many groups working enjoy it, we all should take action to
on environmental issues in Bali. keep Bali clean. „
There has been some improvement By Wiwin Wirwidya
but still a lot needs to be done,
especially in waste management. EcoBali
We hope to see more continuous Jalan Raya Padonan, Kuta Utara
actions to prevent and better waste 0822-3779-9819
management. I hope people will be www.eco-bali.com

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INVITE&INDULGE

BEAUTY
HAVEN
THE ONE-STOP CENTER THAT
PROVIDES EVERYTHING YOU NEED
TO BE AT YOUR BEST…

L
ocated in the heart of
Seminyak, Eden Life Centres
is the one-stop beauty
destination that will help you
reach your wellness goal.
Walking into the holistic center,
visitors are greeted with warm
smiles and escorted to meet one of
the beauty experts, Adren, or the Eden Life Centres boasts
a sleek style interior.
General Manager, Simone Rogers
for consultation. This is compulsory
at Eden Life Centres since during
consultation, the experts will as Adren left the room, my therapist hydrating collagen sheet mask to
examine the client’s skin and give asked me to lie down facing up on help cool my acne.
suggestions on the best treatment the massage bed. Not long after, After going through double
to take. she cleansed my skin with a simple, cleansing, it is only then that the
During my visit, Adren quickly chemical-free cleanser that gave main treatment is applied, be it
recognized my skin problems. I have gentle cleaning. This is an important the Galvanic treatment that gives
acnes and spots on my face which is step to get rid of blockages on my hydration and nutrition to mature
caused by the island’s ground water, skin to improve my blood circulation skin, Carboxy Detox for whitening
a problem that I have been facing and to prepare my face for the next and tightening skin, Dermapen
since last year. He quickly suggested step. which is a micro-needling for skin
I to rinse my face with mineral water Then, I could feel something repair and rejuvenation, or the Light
at home, and decided that I should refreshing touched my skin – it was Emitting Diode (LED) for skin health,
take the 60-minute facial treatment. the mask. Eden Life Centres has two antibacterial qualities and smoothing
He then took me to the upper level to selections of mask; the hydrating effects. I was up for the latter, so my
a treatment room where a therapist collagen sheet mask or the EDEN therapist put on a cloth and a pair of
already awaited me… brand exfoliating and drawing special glasses to cover my eyes.
clay mask for tightening and deep The LED is the best option to
FRESH SKIN cleansing. The professionals at Eden reduce acne as it provides non-
All of the facial treatments at Eden Life Centres will choose one of the ablative methods and uses a
Life Centres begin with two steps: two that best suit the client’s skin – photodynamic principle that treats
consultation and cleansing. As soon and for my skin, they applied the the skin in a very safe way. The

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Adren before he left my treatment their client’s skin more supple and
room earlier. Once the LED session refreshed – and supple and fresh
was done, my therapist applied my skin was after my treatment was
serum that is homemade by Eden done.
Life Centres using organic, natural
ingredients with essential oil, making BE AT YOUR BEST
it suitable for any kind of treatment Founded by Deborah Vanderhoek
for everyone. This holistic center and Duncan Angus, Eden Life
also produces its own day and night Centres is different from other
cream as well as face mist to make beauty centers on the island. It offers

skin cells will absorb the light and


turn it into energy that creates a
photochemical reaction with the
skin. This is amazing for relaxation
and increasing glycogen, protein
synthesis and cell metabolism. The
LED lights come with several colors,
each one has its own benefits – red
is to increase cell activities, skin
elasticity and collagen formation;
blue works as an anti-inflammatory;
green to reduce the secretion of
oil and reduce stress; violet is to
overcome acne; yellow gives oxygen
and energy to the cells; blue and
green to promote cell energy; and
white to tighten the skin and remove
fine lines.
Judging by my skin condition and
my age, my therapist used the blue
light on my face as suggested by

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This beauty haven offers non-invasive
treatments with the use of current technology
and high-quality products.

This beauty haven also presents


treatment packages, one of them
being the ‘Nutritional Metabolic
Reset’ package which includes
nutrition consultations, 30-day
metabolic reset, and IV vitamin
infusions. Without a doubt, this is the
place to be for a better self, inside
and out, through a better lifestyle. „
treatments that are non-invasive treatments include choices of hair By Risty Nurraisa
with the use of current technology removal from the ‘Laser Clinic’ menu,
and high-quality products, and fillers and botox, a 60- to 90-minute Eden Life Centres
provides the best aesthetics, skin nutrition consultation, IV infusion Jalan Petitenget No. 12, Seminyak
doctors and nutritionists to help you vitamin B, C and electrolytes, (0361) 934-2958
achieve your wellness goal and help and more. www.edenlifecentres.com
shape you to be your best self. The
holistic center nurtures and educates
their clients through consultations DETOXIFY yourself from the negative impacts caused by volcanic ash from the
with counsellors, healers and other eruption of Mount Agung. Eden Life Centres shares a drink recipe to overcome
experts. They aim to boost their that impact and help boost your immune system, which is surely worth a try.
clients’ happiness, confidence and
health through a healthy lifestyle, Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie:
and not a quick fix. 1 bunch of coriander
Eden Life Centres offers a list of 2 small knobs of fresh ginger
beauty and wellness treatments aside 1 lemon
PHOTOS COURTESY OF EDEN LIFE CENTRES

from facials. One of the popular 1 lime


here is the RockStar IV, a deluxe 3 cucumbers
IV infusion that sends vitamins and 1 cup of dark leafy greens (like spinach or kale)
minerals directly to the blood stream, 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
providing 100 percent absorption. 1 tablespoon of seaweed powder or flakes
This treatment is amazing to increase 1 cup coconut water
energy, help achieve quality sleep, 1 cup water
improve the mood and detox body
as it contains 9 B vitamins, vitamin Combine all the ingredients in a blender and drink up!
A, C, D and E and collagen. Other Try it yourself!

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FLOWER POWER
GET PAMPERED WITH A RELAXING TREATMENT
USING FRANGIPANI FLOWER AT THE SPA AT PADMA
RESORT LEGIAN…

S
ituated within the out a form to give your therapist SOOTHING
hotel’s complex, The some information on your body FRANGIPANI
Spa at Padma Resort condition. The Spa offers selections Once you are ready, a therapist
Legian offers a calming of beauty rituals, and if you are not will escort you to a treatment room.
sanctuary for both sure which treatment to take, don’t The Spa has eight treatment rooms,
staying and non-staying guests worry because you can consult with five of them are designed for couple
to enjoy a pampering time. The the friendly staff to decide the best treatments – so, if you’re looking for
location is quite hidden – it is nestled for you. But of all the treatments a relaxing moment with your loved
below Donbiu Restaurant – and is they have, the most recommended one, taking them to a spa treatment
the reason The Spa has a relaxing is the signature Frangipani Warm here is a perfect choice.
atmosphere that makes you easily Oil Massage to soothe your sore Just like other treatments, the
forget about the busy world outside. muscles. And if that’s not enough, Frangipani Warm Oil Massage
Walking into The Spa, you are you can combine it with Herbal begins with a footbath. Using Epsom
welcomed with an Indonesian Bundle treatment for a complete salt incorporated with lemongrass
herbal drink. You also need to fill relaxation. and lime essential oil, the footbath

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Sneak a peek of one of the couple’s
treatment room (this photo). Begin your
beauty journey with a footbath (left).

amazingly well to remove fatigue


and help keep your balance. And
the aroma of the frangipani petals
and oil will take you to an even
deeper relaxation.

HERBAL REMEDIES
PHOTOS COURTESY OF PADMA RESORT LEGIAN

For a total soothing experience, it


will not only cleanse your feet but oil. This treatment incorporates is better if you continue with the
will also put you in a sedative mood. frangipani petals with frangipani Herbal Bundle treatment once the
The ritual is followed by a full body oil from Elemis, combined with frangipani massage is over. The
massage for 60 or 90 minutes, top-notch massage techniques that Herbal Bundle is The Spa’s own
starting with the therapist placing are inspired from Shiatsu, Swedish, creation using Indonesian traditional
frangipani petals on your body. Balinese and Lomi Lomi massage, herbal remedies to help you ease
Then, you may feel something warm and a little bit of Thai stretching. your mind and body and recharge
dripping on your skin – don’t be The combination of all those your energy. Each bundle consists
startled, because that is the massage techniques and spa products work of chopped lemongrass, dried

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lime leaf, ginger powder, cloves
and cardamoms – the bundles are
boiled and steamed, mixing all of
the ingredients together to create an
aroma that will calm your nerves.
The therapist will place the Herbal
Bundle on key spots on your body,
then use the bundle to massage
that area with circle movements.
This treatment is actually designed
to pamper your body from head
to toe followed by a palm-pressure
massage to soothe your sore
muscles. But if you don’t have much
time, you can ask the therapist to
only apply the Herbal Bundle to
massage your head – this is great to
overcome migraine and headaches.
Once you have experienced the
Frangipani Warm Oil Massage
and Herbal Bundle, you will walk
out of The Spa feeling rejuvenated,
refreshed and re-energized! „
By Risty Nurraisa

Padma Resort Legian


Jalan Padma No. 1, Legian
(0361) 752-111
www.padmaresortlegian.com

SPEND a romantic moment with


your loved one during your stay at
Padma Resort Legian. The Spa can
help you draw an in-room romantic
bath with rose petals, and gives
you a more memorable experience
with refreshments like wine and
chocolate. This is definitely what
you need to have a quality time with
your better half.

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SIGHTS&SOUNDS

F PH OTO S, Q UO TES AND FUN FACTS


OUR CORK BOARD O
PLO RING IN N O VEM BER AND DECEMBER...
HILE EX
THAT WE PICKED UP W

It was a day full of love


as The Stones – Legian
Marriott Autograph Col , Bali – A
lection Hotel entertaine
children from Solemen d the
Indonesia Foundation
Unwind at Baruna Sky Lounge by Jimbaran Bay Beach cookie decoration eve with a
nt followed by a specia
rooftop bar with some refreshing drinks and enjoy a view l dinner.
of a marvelous sunset.

JAKA DHARMA (@JAKADHARMACAMERA)


PHOTOS BY RISTY NURRAISA AND

Indulge in a breezy afternoon accompanied by Indonesian


light bites for afternoon tea at Kayumanis Resto Jimbaran
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in Kayumanis Jimbaran Private Estate & Spa.
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greenery of Ubud
This shot over the
just breathtaking!

Stunning contemporary artworks by Pascal Hierholz, also


known as Paisi, are displayed on an exhibition titled
“Pullman Artist Playground - Impressions of Indonesia”
at Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana Hotel and Resorts. The
artworks boast the talented Life of Pie’s illustrator deep
affinity for Indonesia through his distinctive strokes of brush
on the canvas. Don’t miss it as the exhibition will last until
April 16.
BALI&BEYOND.CO.ID/JAN - MAR 2018 37
REST&RELAXATION

to enjoy relaxing moments with some


DIGITAL LEISURE fresh beverages.
The hotel provides 90 rooms,
ENJOY A RESTFUL GETAWAY AND GET CONNECTED
each one boasts a simple design
TO THE WORLD AT THE BANDHA HOTEL & SUITES...
with a cozy atmosphere. We stayed
in the Junior Suite with a spacious

W
hen my combination of wooden material and bathroom equipped with a bathtub,
family and I white sleek walls, while ornaments a separate shower, a wide mirror
first arrived decorate almost every corner. and his-and-hers sinks. The bedroom
at the hotel, Comfortable sofas are available in area is just as comfortable with
we could see the lobby area for guests to unwind a super cozy couch and a coffee
that The Bandha Hotel & Suites pays with a view of the swimming pool table. The room also has a balcony
detailed attention to the interior. The area. There is also a bar in the with four single seats overlooks a
beachfront hotel looks cozy with the middle of the main lagoon for guests pathway that leads to the beach.

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But of all the rooms, the most connected to everyone, everywhere
favorite here is actually the Deluxe and that’s why they provide a free
Room with direct access to the use of a smartphone in each room.
swimming pool. Other room Meet ‘Handy’, the smartphone
categories include three Royal Suites that comes with unlimited internet
(one-bedroom villas with private connection which you can access
pools), Deluxe Suite, Grand Suite during your stay, not only in your
and Royal Suite – each one features room, but everywhere you go. With
a Jacuzzi, making it suitable for Handy, you can also make domestic
families and honeymooners. or international calls free of charge!
It’s obvious that The Bandha will
MEET HANDY make your getaway much easier
Opened in 2016, The Bandha because you don’t have to buy a Handy will always be at the
ready to guide you.
makes sure every guest can still get new local sim card. Just check in to

BALI&BEYOND.CO.ID/JAN - MAR 2018 39


The Bandha offers several room types,
one of them being the Royal Suite.

your room and you can directly find


Handy on the console table right
beside your bed. Handy also helps
you get to places so you don’t have
to worry about getting lost in the
neighborhood. And if you need any
information or recommendations on
shopping centers, good dining spots,
and fun destinations on the island,

THIRD PAGE PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE BANDHA HOTEL & SUITES,


Handy has all the answers!

ALL OTHERS BY JAKA DHARMA (@JAKADHARMACAMERA)


RELAXING AFTERNOON
For a relaxing afternoon, the hotel’s
new Al Fresco café on the fifth
floor will please your palate with treatment and get pampered with on- and the swimming pool on the other
selections of quality Indonesian point pressure techniques, while your side. Honestly, The Bandha is the
coffee, cocktails, tea and juices. This little ones play in the kid’s pool. place to be to enjoy a holiday while
is the perfect place for a quality time Situated in a strategic location in still connected to the world. „
with family over delicious drinks and Legian, The Bandha is surrounded By Wiwin Wirwidya
light bites, accompanied by a view by so many top-notch dining places.
of the lagoon from the balcony area. But if you don’t feel like getting out The Bandha Hotel & Suites
And don’t forget to visit Visala Spa, of the hotel, the popular Mozzarella Jalan Padma Utara Legian Kaja,
the hotel’s holistic sanctuary. Parents by the Sea is the perfect option with Legian, (0361) 757-150
can take the Balinese spa for couple a view of Legian Beach on one side www.thebandha.com

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LOMBOK’S SANCTUARY
ESCAPE TO THE NEIGHBORING ISLAND OF BALI AND EASE YOUR MIND
AT HOTEL TUGU LOMBOK…

T
he three Gili Islands on the You can see remarkable carvings Majapahit era, a glorious kingdom
northern side of Lombok with intricate details, from the God that ruled the archipelago some
may be more popular, of Vishnu statue under a large tree centuries ago.
but there is actually near the main swimming pool to the Hotel Tugu Lombok offers an
much more to explore in hotel’s Hening Swarga Spa which is attractive island life as well as an
Lombok. For instance, Sire Beach on designed to resemble a temple in the artsy getaway…
the northwest of the island is another
gem that boasts a white sandy The artistic design of
beach and calm ocean – and you Puri Dadap Merah Villa.
can enjoy this paradise even more
comfortably when you stay at Hotel
Tugu Lombok.
Taking a two-hour drive from
Lombok International Airport in
Praya, the capital city of Central
Lombok, the hotel is unique since it
is decorated by numerous antiques.

BALI&BEYOND.CO.ID/JAN - MAR 2018 41 A romantic setting at Sire Beach


where you can dine under the stars.
THE VILLAS displayed as art, but is also presented has its own unique characteristics
Hotel Tugu Lombok is set with an in the name of the rooms. The hotel that are in line with the name and the
artistic design that presents the art has several bungalows, villas and theme of the room.
and soul as well as the romantic side suites for guests to choose from; they
of Indonesia – which is quintessential are Kampong Lombok Bungalows, DINING
of the Tugu brand –, particularly Kampong Ampenan Bungalows, SPECTACULARLY
the art of life in Lombok. The hotel Aloon-aloon Rama Sinta Villas, Aloon- The hotel pampers guests to indulge
is more than just a place to stay as aloon Garden Villas, Bhagavat Gita in delectable dishes wherever their
hundreds of artworks are showcased Oceanfront Suites, Puri Dadap Merah heart leads, including at the white
in almost every part of the hotel. Villas, Sang Hyang Nirvana and sandy Sire Beach whilst enjoying
Indonesian heritage is not just Sang Hyang Jagatnata. Each room breezy wind and the ocean view.
A number of dining venues are also
available within the hotel area. The
Bale Kokok Pletok restaurant is the
main dining place with a trident-
shaped pool and a 10-meter tall
God of Vishnue statue by the pool
as well as an undisturbed view of
the beach.

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In the morning, the view of Mount
Rinjani adds a romantic touch to
your breakfast. Even better, you can
ask the hotel to arrange a unique
breakfast on a traditional wooden
Take a refreshing plunge in the pool with a view dragon-head boat called Naga
of the surrounding garden and the ocean.

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Indulge in Sunrise Breakfast with Naga Mesem
boat overlooking Mount Rinjani.
Tiu Kelep Waterfalls.

Hening Swarga Spa boasts


ancient Indonesian architecture.

Relax your mind, body and


soul at Hening Swarga Spa.
Mesem and enjoy a breathtaking
sunrise view over Mount Rinjani. I
mean, there is no better way to start
your day in Lombok than cruising
the sea while relishing delectable
dishes as the sun rises from behind
the majestic mountain. And if you’re
lucky, you may also get a glimpse of
Bali’s Mount Agung from the boat on
your way back to the hotel.

NORTHERN GEMS
Staying at Hotel Tugu Lombok
gives you the chance to explore
more of the northern side of the
island. For instance, as you walk and Tiu Kelep Waterfalls can be class or a yoga and meditation
along the beach in front of the hotel, easily reached with a one hour-drive session, or get pampered with a
you can see both Mount Agung in from the hotel followed by one-hour massage treatment at the open-air
Bali and Mount Rinjani in Lombok of light trekking. You can also ask temple spa room at the Hening
when the sky is clear – and this the hotel to help you discover other Swarga Spa. „
view may intrigue you to discover gems, such as strolling around the By Edna Tarigan
the higher land of Lombok and its traditional Segentar Village and
natural wonders, instead of going Senaru Village. Hotel Tugu Lombok
beach-hopping. But if you just want to stay at the Jalan Pantai Sire, North Lombok,
If you want to be adventurous, hotel, don’t worry because there West Nusa Tenggara
visit the waterfalls nestled on the are so many interesting activities (0370) 612-0111
mountain foot. The Sindang Gile you can do. You can join a cooking www.tuguhotels.com

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FOTOFOLIO

THE RIGHT PLACE,


THE RIGHT TIME
It was around 4 a.m. one day in early December 2017 and I was just
north of Ubud, driving to Kintamani to photograph dawn skies and
hopefully a sight of Mount Agung spewing forth an ash cloud. My two
previous attempts earlier in the week were wasted trips due to low cloud,
fog, and rain. I departed from Sanur and have learnt over the years that
the weather between Sanur and Kintamani is simply chalk and cheese.
No matter what the Sanur sky looks like, it’s no guide whatsoever to what
the light and skies will be in Kintamani. It must be the microclimates or
something.
Driving early in the morning anywhere in Bali is an interesting
pleasure. No traffic hassles, but it is surprising how vibrant the village
markets are even at this hour. The working hour for many Balinese starts
at around 3.30 a.m., and by 4.30 a.m. the markets are buzzing.
A few spots of rain on my windscreen was a sign I had wished would
never come. I considered briefly turning back home and getting some
more sleep. Yet, I kept going anyway. As I went past the fruit stalls just
below the Kintamani ridgeline, fog started to thicken up. And when I
started the final 10-minute ascent, the visibility was down to a few meters.
I tailgated a gravel truck to help keep me on the road. These guys can do
this drive in their sleep!
I reached the ridgeline and turned towards the Ulun Danu Batur
Temple. It was an eerie sight in thick fog and I thought it would be another
wasted journey. But, I pushed on to the spot I have in mind, which on a
clear morning usually gives a great view of the four volcanoes; Mount
Agung, Mount Batur and Mount Abang in Bali, and Mount Rinjani in
Lombok.
Shortly after 5 a.m. I arrived at my spot in the darkness and fog. I
left my gear in the car and patiently waited for first light. Dawn was at
5.50 a.m., but on a clear morning the first colors of dawn light appeared
around 30 minutes earlier. The first thing that caught my eye was the sky
directly overhead that was clearing a little.
A few minutes later, I then spotted what looked like an enormous
black cloud high in the sky in the direction of Mount Agung. At first I
thought it was simply a dark rain cloud, but it looked different. I then
realized it was an ash cloud from Mount Agung blowing south east. I
quickly went back to the car to get my photography gear.
Much to my surprise, the fog in front and below my vantage point
started to disperse quickly. Before my eyes was a stunning view of Mount
Agung spewing forth an enormous black ash cloud, silhouetted against
light of early morning. At last, I was in the right place and at the right
time to take some memorable shots of Kintamani at its most magnificent
moment. The dragon within Mount Agung’s chambers had awoken.
This is all happened in December of 2017. Several weeks have
passed now, and I hope the Gods prevail. Mount Agung has returned
to its peaceful state, and Bali resumes to its harmonious existence with
nature and the universe.
By Phil Green
Photos by Phil Green
(www.baliphotoblog.smugmug.com)

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THE SONG
OF DRYNESS
When the sun moves slowly to her majestic throne,
The dry sea sings, Marring the thanksgiving of the
Universe. In color, in curve…
Flores… a collection of this island has long been
a dream. The word Flores is born from Portuguese
which means “flower”.
O My Lord, It is not just the magical three-colored
shades of the three lakes, or the native villages that
live with their ancestors. Even the natural weaving is
capable of making us fall in love.
When only summer left with wings, stems and
noises in the hills, our breathing was stopped by
admiration. The land is vertical and horizontal, and
morphed into flowers… Flores!
By Lindy Soegito
Photo by Lindy Soegito

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LITTLELOVES

LET THE RACE BEGIN!


GO SHOPPING AT A FISH MARKET AND ELEVATE YOUR COOKING SKILLS
BY JOINING THE “GLOBAL EPICUREAN JOURNEY” AT THE LAGUNA,
A LUXURY COLLECTION RESORT & SPA…

L
earning to cook Balinese Laguna is more than just watching to go to the Kedonganan Fish Market
food is one of the ways a chef conducting the class or in Jimbaran to buy some ingredients
to get closer to the local blending spices. It is actually a fun for the competition. But before the
traditions. While there are competition! race started, the hotel team divided
many hotels and restaurants Interested? Come and join my us into three groups – there were
offering cooking classes, the new experience of the “Global Epicurean nine of us, so each group consisted
program at The Laguna, a Luxury Journey” with a bunch of friends. of three people. The name of each
Collection Resort & Spa will take Our adventure started in the morning team was Made, Nyoman and
guests to a whole new level. As at a traditional market… Wayan – I was in the Made group.
a part of the “Global Epicurean One of the hotel members handed
Journey” – the resort’s latest program FISH MARKET each participant a bag and a list of
just launched this year –, the It was 7 a.m. when our group the ingredients to buy, and then we
Balinese cooking program at The gathered at the resort’s lobby, ready were off to the fish market using the

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Beautiful morning in the
Kedonganan Fish Market.

Each group immediately set up a shopping – in the end, it cost us time


strategy. While the other two groups and we finished last, but where’s the
decided to divide themselves for time fun if we were too competitive?
efficiency, my group decided to shop The other groups were already
together and our first target was to waiting for us at the meeting point
get the fish and then the spices and when we returned in 20 minutes.
vegetables. Of course, we didn’t Then, we hopped on to the car and
forget to bargain and have a little bit returned to the resort.
of fun by taking some pictures and
chatting with the sellers as we went COOKING TIME!
It was 11 a.m. when all the
participants gathered at one of
the two-bedroom Laguna Pool
Villas for the second round of the
competition; the cooking round. The
Nyoman group won the first round
as they managed to find all the
ingredients in the list correctly, so
they had the privilege of starting five
minutes earlier than the others. But
before participants started to cook,
Executive Sous Chef Aris Supriyanto
and Chef de Partie Made Tarma

resort’s car. Executive Chef Made


Putra as one of the judges joined us.
The hotel team really prepared
everything perfectly, including
providing light bites and mineral
water to fill our stomachs in the car.
Once we arrived at the market and
got out of the car, Chef Made Putra
explained the rules. “The dishes
you will cook today are Grilled Fish
wrapped in Banana Leaves and
Balinese Minced Fish Satay. We
will give each group an amount of
money to spend for the ingredients,”
he stated as he handed in an
envelope with Rp. 100,000 inside.
“You have 40 minutes to shop, and
return here when you’re done. You
can start… now!”

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A cooking demonstration to show the
participants how the dishes should be done.

One of the
team’s creations.
showed them how to get the dishes
done step by step.
Then, it was time to cook!
Each group worked together on
each of their stations, everything
was perfectly prepared from the
equipment to ingredients – even if
we missed some ingredients when
shopping, we didn’t need to worry as
the hotel had everything we needed
at our station. We immediately
divided our responsibilities – one of
us was in charge of the fish meat,
another had to cut the spices while we were joining the Masterchef Marketing Communications Rosalyn
the other one had to blend the spices competition! This is also an amazing Sayswang, Chef Made Putra and
using pestle and mortal. way for team building as each group Chef Aris. We frantically placed
We tried our best to remember worked together to wrap the fish each plate on the judging table,
how the professional chefs did it, meat in banana leaves for the first and voila! Time was up and all the
PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE LAGUNA,
A LUXURY COLLECTION RESORT & SPA

and once in a while we checked out dish and make satay for the second contestants were satisfied enough
the recipes that were displayed at dish, and grilled them all. to see their creations on the table.
our station. Chef Aris, Chef Made Time went so fast, suddenly we The juries judged each dish based
Tarma and Chef Made Putra also heard that we only had a couple on cleanliness, teamwork, cooking
checked on us and gave some of minutes left. It was time to start technique, taste and presentation.
suggestions. Honestly, joining a plating. We needed to make While waiting for the judges to
cooking program at a hotel has each plate beautiful to present deliberate, the participants waited
never been this fun. It felt as if them to the judges – Director of in the living room accompanied

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The competition is followed by an indigenous
Balinese - Indonesian luncheon at the dining room of
the two-bedroom Laguna Pool Villa.

by light bites and fresh drinks. Not Journey” is an extraordinary


long after, the judges went back to experience to learn about Balinese
announce the winners. The Wayan food in a super fun way. And in the TRY OTHER INDIGENOUS ACTIVITIES
group won third place as the judges end, participants were invited to a AT THE RESORT:
found a piece of plastic in one of lunch at the villa where the dishes • The “Destination Discovery Tour”
their dishes – which means the we made were presented on table, with Chief Concierge Dwi Suparta
evaluation is really professional –, along with the chef’s creations. „ who will explain the resort’s unique
while my group won second place. By Risty Nurraisa features at the lobby area that are
The winner of the day was the inspired by Balinese traditions.
Nyoman group for their creativity in The Laguna, a Luxury Collection
crafting sambal matah to compliment Resort & Spa, BTDC Lot N2, Nusa Dua • A three-course dinner courtesy
their dishes. (0361) 77-1327 of Executive Chef Made Putra at
Clearly, the “Global Epicurean www.thelagunabali.com Arwana Restaurant.

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ACTION&ATTRACTION

Find hidden paradise to 60 JAN - MAR 2018/BALI&BEYOND.CO.ID


surf with Bulan Baru.
EXERCISE
IN PARADISE
HOP ON THE PHINISI BOAT AND FIND A HIDDEN
PARADISE TO SURF OR DO TRAINING SESSIONS
WITH NO ONE ELSE AROUND EXCEPT YOU
AND YOUR FRIENDS…

F
or decades, Bali beaches a steep hill to a long ride through
have been the ultimate off-beaten treks – some destinations
surfers’ paradise, and are extremely remote and only
over time they have been accessible by boat. But one thing for
busier than ever while sure is that a little patience will go
uncrowded waves became quite a long way, and if it means finding
rare to find. On the other hand, pure perfect waves, all the effort will
perfect waves along almost deserted surely be worthwhile.
beaches are what surfers live for – it If you are one of those surfers
is every surfer’s dream to be the only searching for new untouched
one ‘riding’ those clear, barreling paradise, Bulan Baru surf charter
waves. Hardcore surfers will do will take you to secluded places
anything to get to a perfect surf spot. that are lesser known to people.
It often takes quite a journey, from They will lead you to hidden gems

A magnificent view to see


from the Phinisi boat.

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with a lot to discover. Purchased
in 2014 by owner Todd Gisondi,
the traditional Phinisi wooden boat
hand-built by craftsmen in Bira
in Celebes is equipped with air
conditioning and comfortable beds
for 10 guests, spacious dining and
recreation area, and a cozy top
deck with loungers and daybeds to
chill after a surf session or watch the
magical sunset over an iced cold
beer. And most importantly, they
take you to places where there will
be just you and your friends out in
the ocean, surfing pristine waves
with no one else around. What more
you could ask for?
This is the ultimate choice for a
remarkable surf trip with a unique
ambience for major relaxation. A
number of professional surfers have
had their share of this surf trip, such
as Jack Freestone, Mikala Jones
and Italo Ferrera to name a few.
And how could they not resist it?
Bulan Baru’s excellent crew takes
you on a cruise from one world-class
surfing destination to another with
a breathtaking view of Indonesia’s
tropical paradise. The cruise also
comes with complete facilities, such
as an amazing chef on board who
will prepare delicious food every
day, a standup paddleboard (SUP),
spear guns and fishing gear for
those who want to go fishing or SUP
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paddling in between surf sessions.


Honestly, this is an island-hopping
adventure unlike any other. Bulan
Baru’s island hopping packages
are varied, including Sumbawa-
Sumba-Mangkudu routes, West
Java-Panaitan-Krakatau routes and
more. The cruise is getting popular

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as it was fully booked in 2017 – but fitness vacation with an unrivalled ocean for a refreshing swim. And
not to worry, the team is currently view of the ocean and the beach. when morning comes, imagine
building another boat to fulfill the Setting off from Serangan harbor waking up to a beautiful dawn and
high demand. According to Todd, in Bali, the boat will sail away starting the day with a sunrise yoga.
the new Phinisi boat will be bigger, to a much awaited adventurous Then, spend your day cruising along
featuring major upgrades in terms week filled with fun activities such an inspiring scenery of the ocean
of facility and capacity – a few of as yoga and meditation, fitness and exploring the wild and beautiful
exciting plans will be implemented training, snorkeling, fun waterfall nature of Lombok and Gili Islands.
as Bulan Baru always strives for new trekking as well as unforgettable With Bulan Baru, you can treasure all
innovation. And 2018 will certainly local experiences, accompanied of that while doing some fun training
be an even busier year. by exceptional trainers and an and yoga sessions, or sipping
incredible scenery. Healthy and tasty healthy shakes and coconut water
WELLNESS CRUISE meals are of course a part of the whilst enjoying magical sunrises
Aside from surfing and fishing, program as well. and sunsets. It’s undeniably the best
Bulan Baru can also take you to A variety of fitness training way to see the beauty of Indonesia’s
an epic wellness retreat called activities will keep you energized hidden gems while keeping up with
Pulau Retreats led by Bradley on board, from sprints, body weight your healthy routine. „
Werner and his team of coaches. exercises to battle rope work and By Nineth Rachma
This retreat combines everything other high intensity training. Feeling
you need for a well-balanced a little bit tired? Just jump into the www.bulan-baru.com

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BEYONDBALI

EXPLORE
BALIKPAPAN
JOIN OUR CONTRIBUTOR TAUFAN
WIJAYA DISCOVERING BALIKPAPAN
IN EAST BORNEO AS A NEW
TRAVEL DESTINATION…

B
alikpapan in East Borneo
may not be a popular
destination in Indonesia,
yet it offers a charming
experience to discover,
including delectable traditional
cuisine. To get there, visitors can
take a flight from several cities in
Indonesia and land in the modern
Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman
International Airport which was so
The restroom at The
Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman well maintained that the Airport
International Airport is designed Council International claimed it
with island vibe.
as the best airport with the best

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service in Southeast Asia. Of all the traffic. As recommended by some Open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., this
facilities at the new airport, it’s the local people, I headed to the RM place also offers other seafood
design of the restrooms that have Haur-Gading for my first lunch in the delights, like prawns, squids,
gone viral in social media as it city. The unpretentious dining place snapper, and more.
depicts a view of the beach and the is situated behind the Pasar Inpres After lunch, I decided to take
ocean, representing the vibe of East Kebun Sayur (the Kebun Sayur a walk around the market. The
Kalimantan. traditional market). The famous traditional market is pretty interesting
dish here is pepes patin, a fish dish with many Dayak souvenirs on offer,
LOCAL EXPERIENCE where fish meat is marinated with from tenun fabrics to accessories
Arriving in Balikpapan, I was spices, then wrapped in a banana and traditional carvings. Here,
instantly reminded of Batam, a leaf, grilled and served with sambal. visitors can also find fish crackers
city island in Sumatra. These two Imansyah, the owner of the food called ‘kuku macan’ (tiger’s nails)
cities are thoughtfully designed with joint, stated that he sells about 100 – but don’t worry, this light bite
excellent infrastructure and smooth portion of pepes patin each day. is only shaped like the nails of a

Shop some souvenirs at


a local market.

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tiger, and not literally a tiger’s nails.
Obviously, this market is a one-stop
shopping destination for visitors who
are looking for some souvenirs to
bring home.
Afterwards, I hopped onto an
angkot (angkutan kota or public
transportation) to explore the city.
There were only two passengers
including myself, and I thought the
driver would make several stops to
get more passengers but he didn’t. Balikpapan has the second largest Pertamina site,
I quietly enjoyed the city view and an oil and gasmining company managed by
Indonesian government.
the breezy wind from the windows.
The angkot is pretty reliable and
seems to cover the city fairly well.
And whenever I felt a bit confused, I the locals were happy to give me offering a variety of local snacks
had nothing to worry about because information on which route to take. with reasonable prices, from grilled
And although the living cost in this corn to ‘pisang gapit’, a grilled
mining city is considered high, the banana dish drizzled with generous
angkot rate is really reasonable. caramel and grated cheese – all of
As the sun started to come down, them were perfect companions for
I headed down to Malawai Beach an easy afternoon by the beach.
where young people hang out
and families spend their afternoon THE MINING CITY
together. A number of food stalls Balikpapan is known as a mining
were lining on the side of the street, city with Pertamina (an oil and gas
mining company managed by the
Indonesian government) operates
two mining facilities that produce
60,000 barrels of oil/day in one
place and 200,000 barrels/day
in another. The processing facility
stretches next to a beach where
they produce selections of gas, like
premium, Pertalite, Pertamax, Solar,
LPG and more – the gas production
here covers 26 percent of the
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country’s oil supply.


This site is the second largest
of Pertamina’s after the one in
Local light bites: grilled bananas with Cilacap in Central Java. The
cheese (above left), and steamed and view of this mining facility boasts
fried mantao (this photo).
human technology where pipes

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are connected to each other with melting pot of a number of ethnicities in two options; fried or steamed.
enormous chimneys releasing as many of the newcomers choose The texture of the bun is so soft with
exhausts. The history of mining to stay and settle down. That’s why the right combination of the savory
in Balikpapan goes way back to the traditions and food are quite and sweet, and it blends perfectly
colonial time when the Dutch drilled diverse – the city is also rich with with the black pepper beef and the
into oil mines on February 10, Chinese-influenced cuisine, which I gravy. What a delightful meal to end
1897. The first well was named discovered on my second day. my last night in Balikpapan.
Mathilda as a collaboration of J.H. I went back to Pasar Inpres Kebun Perhaps Balikpapan is not a
Menten and Adams from Samuel Sayur and found myself at a local popular travel destination yet, but
& Co, and that was the start of coffee shop named Depot Nam every person that I encountered
mining industry in Balikpapan. As Min. The ice coffee paired with during my short visit has spoken
a memoriam to this history, an ‘oil assorted baked goods is the perfect lovingly and proudly of their city,
monument’ is built on Jalan Yos companion on a hot day. For dinner, regardless whether they were born
Sudarso, in the Pertamina area. the Depot Simpang Restaurant which here or not. This fact alone makes
is just a stone’s throw away from Balikpapan such a special place,
A MELTING POT the coffee shop is famous for its not only for them but also for visitors.
A city full of immigrants from Java mantou (Chinese buns) and black And yes, I shall come back. „
and Celebes, Balikpapan is a pepper beef. The mantou is offered By Taufan Wijaya

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CAPITALCORNER

THE TALLEST LIBRARY


VISITING THE NEW LIBRARY IN JAKARTA,
CLAIMED AS THE HIGHEST IN THE WORLD…

T
he new building on Jalan library breaks the world’s record, Entertain the little ones with
tales at the children’s section.
Medan Merdeka Selatan, beating the 106-meter tall Shanghai
across the National Library Institute of Scientific and
Monument (Monas) and Technological Information of
very close to Jakarta’s Shanghai in China as the former THE OLD
City Hall, is the current destination tallest library. AND THE GIANT
for bookworms. Designed dark The National Library of Indonesia Entering the National Library of
blue and white, this building has will also be more complete as Indonesia area, you will see an old
a unique architecture shaped like the book collections from the old building in front of the main library,
a giant window. This is the new National Library of Indonesia in known as the Pendopo. Designed
building of the National Library of Salemba in Central Jakarta will soon with classic Javanese touches on the
Indonesia. be relocated here. The opening interior, the Pendopo offers a warm
At 127 meters high, the library of the new National Library of welcome to every visitor.
consists of 27 levels and is declared Indonesia somehow awakens a fresh There are several rooms in the
to be the tallest library in the world spirit of going to the library among Pendopo, each one tells the history
– President Joko Widodo proudly Indonesians, especially Jakartans. of reading and libraries in Indonesia
announced this achievement during And these are the special remarks I in an interactive way. Some rooms
the inauguration in September. This found during my visit… at the Pendopo also showcase

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reading methods, including a variety
of alphabetical and writing systems
from many regions in Indonesia,
such as the Batak alphabets from
North Sumatra and traditional
Balinese scripts. A number of
historical manuscripts from across
Indonesia are on display, like
the Negarakretagama by Mpu
Prapanca and Babad Diponegoro
by Prince Diponegoro.
Walking into the main building,
a gigantic 30-meter tall bookshelf
in the lobby will amaze you. With

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height reaching up to four levels of
the building, the metallic bookshelf is
so attractive that you may see many
visitors take photos and selfies with
it as the background. To explore
the second, third and fourth level,
simply take one of the six escalators
surrounding the giant bookshelf.

THE RULES
To help you find the books you’re
looking for, it is best to follow the
basic rules at the National Library of
Indonesia. And if you ever feel lost, The new National Library of Indonesia boasts
just check out the board containing a breathtaking view of Jakarta’s skyline.
direction and information at the
lobby, next to the giant bookshelf,
which shows the themes of each from the provided computers. You you are only allowed to take your
floor. can browse the title of the books laptop and stationery with you. The
If you need more information using one of the computers and first six levels of the building serve
before entering the library area, you write down the section – mind you, as the entrance, information and
can go to the second floor. There, some books can only be accessed service, office and exhibition areas,
you can register yourself, get a with the help of the librarian. while the library areas are located
membership card, and gain all the Make sure to put your bag in one from the 7th to the 24th floor.
information on the book you need of the lockers on the second floor as Reaching the 7th floor is where

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the fun begins. This floor consists
of a colorful room that is especially
designed for children – it provides
various books for kids as well as a
playground and a nursery room.
On this level, there is also a special
section for the elderly and disabled
people, including books in Braille.
Other themes, such as audiovisual,
closed and opened monograph
collections, Indonesian academic
science, and the archipelago’s
cultural collections can be found an inspiring view of the National Jakarta residents, be it for academic
from the 8 to 24 floor.
th th
Monument. On a sunny day, you or non-academic purposes.
can even see Jakarta’s sea with a And if you find some of the
THE CITY VIEW silhouette of vessels around the port bookshelves are empty, don’t worry
Almost every floor provides from one of the windows here. because they will be filled with
comfortable chairs and tables to There is an executive lounge on books from the old library as the
make sure the visitors are convenient the 24th floor that is perfect to host relocation will soon be done. And
as they work and study at the special guests or small conferences you can always ask the library
PHOTOS BY EDNA TARIGAN

library. But what makes this place with an open air balcony where staff to help you find the books
wonderful for either working or you can enjoy the city’s skyline. On you’re looking for to save some
studying is actually the marvelous the weekdays, the library is filled time. Don’t forget to keep calm and
view of the capital city. Imagine with groups of students and general quiet during your visit for whatever
getting your work done at the visitors. It is obvious that the library purpose you have. „
northern side of the building with has become a new destination for By Edna Tarigan

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WATCH IT!
Looking for an exclusive watch to
complete your outfit? Just head to Kota
Kasablanka Mall and get the watch of
your dream at Tissot’s newly opened
boutique. Situated on the ground floor,
the store offers a variety of styles, from
the brand’s sports, classics, feminine to
technological lines, including the T-Touch
Expert Solar which is claimed to be
the world’s first tactile watch powered
by solar energy. The boutique is not
only convenient but also unique as it
incorporates Tissot’s tradition with the
latest design and a video monitor that
displays the history of Tissot over the
last 161 years.
Tissot
Kota Kasablanka
Jalan Casablanca Raya
Kav. 88, South Jakarta
www.tissotwatches.com

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SPORTY STYLE
Good news is coming from Surabaya in East Java
as Billabong just opened its first ever concept store there.
Located on the second floor of Tunjungan Plaza – the
city’s iconic shopping mall – the new store presents
selections of board shorts, swimwear, walk shorts, T-shirts,
and accessories. All are handpicked to meet the special
taste of local consumers. The store interior boasts a beach
vibe with a combination of wood and concrete fittings,
creating a comfortable space for customers to shop.
Ready to have some more sporty outfits? The Billabong
store is open every day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Billabong
Tunjungan Plaza
Jalan Basuki Rahmat No. 8-12, Kedungdoro, Surabaya,
East Java, (031) 5311-088
www.billabong.com

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SAY THANK YOU!


It was a night full of fun as Grand Hyatt Bali
hosted an appreciation party with the theme
“Cosplay” for its respected partners. The Grand
Ballroom was transformed into a magical land
where guests, dressed in attractive costumes,
danced the night away while indulging
selections of food created by Executive Chef
Greg Odolak.
www.bali.grand.hyatt.com

JAVA IN STYLE
As a representative of Indonesian women who appreciate
heritage and culture, Neusa by PURANA showcased their
beautiful masterpieces at the Bali Style Escape event at
Fairmont Sanur. With the theme “KALA Part 2”, they presented
the capsule collections that are designed with linen and using
Pekalongan stamp batik. The event was made merrier with
a cooking demo by celebrity chef Sandra Djohan and Mika
Hadi as well as good music and delicious canapés.
www.fairmont.com/sanur-bali

NIGHT OF LAUGHTER
The Grand Ballroom of Sheraton Bali Kuta was filled
with laughter as the Standup Indo Bali crew and Ernest
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Prakasa, an Indonesian standup comedian, entertained


guests at an event titled “For Every Child, Laughter”.
The event was hosted to support UNICEF Check Out
for Children Program, and successfully raised over
US$15,000 for children in need.
www.sheratonbalikuta.com
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HEALTHY AFTERNOON
The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali successfully hosted “Yoga with Heart” to sup-
port UNICEF Check Out for Children Program. Taking place at the Nusantara
Hall, the 90-minute yoga session was conducted by Resident Wellness Specialist
Jitendra Pokhriyal and Indonesia’s actor-turned-yoga-instructor Anjasmara. The
event raised over Rp. 75 million to help underprivileged children.
www.westinnusaduabali.com

HOUSE OF SOLUTIONS
Following its success in Jakarta, the Beverage & Equipment
House managed by PT. Sukanda Djaya officially opened
in Bali. Located at Ruko Sunset Jaya on Jalan Mertanadi in
Kuta, the house serves as a one-stop business solution for their
customers who plan to start their own business in the food and
beverage industry. A number of workshops are available,
such as a barista training and a cooking demo.
www.sukandadjaya.com

NINEYEARS AND
COUNTING
Celebrating their ninth
anniversary, The St. Regis
Bali hosted a remarkable
“Cheers to Nine Years Gala
Dinner”. Each of the nine
courses – including a dessert
by Indonesian celebrity
chef Farah Quinn – was
paired with fine wines from
Frankland Estate. The night
was made alive with jazz
tunes by Bonita & the hus
BAND, as well as a pre-
dinner sunset cocktail, door
prizes, silent auctions, and
fireworks to close the party.
www.stregisbali.com
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INFOINDEX

AIRLINES ■ GERMANY Tel: (0361) 235-093, Fax: (0361) 235-092 MUSEUMS


Jl. Pantai Karang 17, Batujimbar, Sanur E-mail: cgtl@dpsbali.com
■ AIRP
AIRPORT OPERATOR Tel: (0361) 288-535, Fax: (0361) 288-826 ■ AGUNG RAI MUSEUM OF ART
Tel: (0361) 751-011 Email: germanconsul@bali-ntb.com ■ UNITED STATES (ARMA)
Jl. Hayam Wuruk 188, Denpasar Ubud, Tel: (0361) 976-659, Fax: 974-229.
■ CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS ■ HUNGARY Tel: (0361) 233-605, Fax: (0361) 222-426 Jl. Pengosekan, Ubud, open daily 8 am-6pm
Wisthi Sabha Building, 2nd Floor Marintur, Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 219, Sanur. E-mail: amcobali@indosat.net.id
Ngurah Rai International Aiprort Tel: (0361) 287-701, Fax: (0361) 287-456 ■ ABIAN KAPAS
Call Centre: 0804-1-888888 Email: huconbali@telkom.net HEALTH&MEDICAL Jl. Nusa Indah, East Denpasar
Tel: (0361) 227-176
■ CONTINENTAL MICRONESIA ■ INDIA Call an ambulance by dialing 118, but it is a lot
Tel: (0361) 768-358, Fax: (0361) 768-369 Jl. Raya Puputan 163, Renon - Denpasar more practical and quicker to hire a taxi. Most ■ ANTONIO BLANCO
Tel. (0361) 259-502/259-503 hotels have on-call doctors on standby. For “Bali Ubud , Tel: (0361) 975-502, 975-551
■ ROYAL BRUNEI Fax.(0361) 259-505 Belly”, Lomotil and Imodium eliminate symptoms, open daily 8 am-5 pm
Tel: (0361) 757-292 but not gastro-related infections. A fever along with
■ ITALY symptoms requires doctor-prescribed antibiotics. ■ ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM
■ SINGAPORE AIRLINES Lotus Enterprises Building Drink as much liquid as possible. Isotonic Pejeng, Tel: (0361) 942-352
Jl. I Gusti Ngurah Rai, Airport Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai, Jimbaran drinks under various brand names are widely Open 8 am - 3 pm weekdays
Tel: (0361) 936-8388, Fax: (0361) 936-8383 Tel: (0361) 701-005, Fax: (0361) 701-005 available and are known to replenish body
E-mail: italconsbali @italconsbali.org hydration and replace fluids. For discomfort, ■ GEDONG KIRTYA HISTORICAL
■ GARUDA Jl. Jalan Sugianyar, 5 Denpasar diarrhea and cramping, drink strong, hot tea; LIBRARY Tel: (0362) 25141, Jl. Veteran,
Tel. (0361) 227-824, Fax: (0361) 226-298 ■ JAPAN avoid fruits and spicy foods. Singaraja. Open 7am - 3pm Monday -
24-hour access: 08071-807-807 Jl. Raya Puputan 170, Denpasar Some day-biting mosquitoes carry dengue Thursday, until Fridaynoon,
Tel: (0361) 227-628, Fax: (0361) 265-066 fever, but this is not a problem in tourist areas. Bali closed on weekends
■ NGURAH RAI AIRPORT E-mail: denpasar@dp.mofa.go.jp is non-malarial and prophylaxis is not required.
Tel/Fax: (0361) 759-761 Mosquito bites, cuts or abrasions easily become ■ GALLERY SENIWATI Jl. Ubud Raya,
■ MALAYSIA infected in the tropics. Treat them immediately. Gianyar. Tel: (0361) 975-485
■ THAI INTERNATIONAL Alam Kulkul Boutique Resort Jl. Pantai Kuta Drink only bottled or boiled water. Peel fruit
Grand Bali Beach Sanur, Tel: (0361) 288-141 Tel: (0361) 752-520, Fax: (0361) 766-373 before eating; avoid raw vegetables except at ■ MUSEUM BALI Tel: (0361) 235-059,
E-mail: info@consulmalaysia-bali.com reputable restaurants. Ice in restaurants is safe. 222-680, Jl. Let. Kol Wisnu, Denpasar
■ QATAR AIRWAYS Protect yourself from the intense equatorial sun.
Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel, South Kuta Beach ■ MEXICO Use high SPF sunblock and a hat. ■ MUSEUM LE MAYEUR
Tel: (0361) 752-222; Fax: 753-788. Departure PT Puri Astina Putra Building AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases are Tel: (0361) 286-164, Jl. Hang Tuah, Sanur.
International Terminal, 2nd fl. – Room OP.II.8 Jl. Prof. Moh. Yamin 1A, Renon, Denpasar increasing in Indonesia. Local sex workers have Open 8 am - 2 pm, Tuesday - Sunday.
East Wing Ngurah Rai International Airport Tel: (0361) 223-266, Fax: (0361) 244-568 multiple partners from around the world. They
Tel: (0361) 9360274; Fax : (0361) 9360275 E-mail: consulmex@astinatravel.com are not checked for sexually transmitted diseases. ■ MUSEUM MANUSA YADNYA
Act responsibly and use condoms, available over Mengwi, open daily, but often unattended
■ DEPARTURE ■ NETHERLANDS the counter at pharmacies.
Arrive at the airport two hours prior to KCB Travel, Jl. Raya Kuta 127, Kuta ■ MUSEUM NEKA Tel: (0361) 975-074,
departure. A Rp. 150,000 international Tel: (0361) 761-502, Fax: (0361) 752-777 CLINIC&HOSPITAL 975-034, Jl. Raya Campuan, Ubud
departure tax is required. Domestic departure E-mail: dutchconsulate@kcb-tours.com open daily 9 am - 5 pm.
fee is Rp 75,000. No Fiscal tax-exempt to pay ■ INTERNATIONAL SOS CLINIC
for Indonesian and expatriates holding KITAS ■ ROYAL DANISH 24-hour emergency medical clinic services, ■ MUSEUM PURI LUKISAN
for International departure. Ngurah Rai Intíl Sunset Road No. 89 Ruko Sunset Indah I Kav. 3 medical evacuation, multilingual staff. Tel: (0361) 975-136, 971-159, Jl. Raya Ubud,
Airport, Tel: (0361) 821-6979, Fax: (0361) 7666-38 Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai 505X, Kuta 80361 Ubud, www.mpl-ubud.com
Tel: (0361) 751-011 E-mail: danishconsbali@gmail.com Tel: (0361) 710-505, Fax: (0361) 710-515
■ MUSEUM RUDANA
CONSULATES ■ POLAND ■ BIMC Hospital Kuta Tel: (0361) 975-779, 976-479, Peliatan, Ubud
Jl. Raya Petitenget No. 11, Block I/C, 24h Accident and Emergency Centre, 24h
■ AUSTRALIA, CANADA, Banjar Umasari, Kerobokan Medical Centre, international standard hospital ■ MUSEUM SUBAK Tel: (0361) 810-315,
NEW ZEALAND Tel: (0361) 732-165, Fax: (0361) 732-165 with fully equipped ambulances, emergency Jl. Raya Kediri, Desa Sanggulan, Tabanan
Jl. Tantular No. 32, Renon - Denpasar 80234 E-mail: consul@balipolandconsulate.com room, intensive care unit, operating theatres,
Tel: (0361) 241-118, Fax: (0361) 221-195 radiology and pathology, ward rooms, TOURIST INFO.
E-mail: bali.congen@dfat.gov.au ■ SLOVAKIA international and multilingual team of medical
www.bali.indonesia.embassy.gov.au Jl.Gunung Agung 93, Denpasar 80118 experts, CosMedic Centre for non-invasive and ■ INTEGRATED TOURISM
Tel: (0361) 426-171, Fax: (0361) 426-477 invasive cosmetic and aesthetic treatments. INFORMATION CENTER (ITIC)
■ BRITAIN E-mail: konsulslowakbali@yahoo.com Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai 100X, Kuta 80361 A one-stop tourist information complex of
Jl. Tirta Nadi 20, Sanur, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 761-263, Fax: (0361) 767-701 ten provinces in Indonesia comprising Bali,
Tel: (0361) 270-601, Fax: (0361) 287-804 ■ SPAIN Lampung, Jakarta, Banten, West Java, Central
E-mail: bcbali@dps.centrin.net.id Istana Kuta Galeria, Blok Vallet 2, No. 11 ■ BIMC Hospital Nusa Dua Java, East Java, Jogjakarta. Jl. Raya Kuta 2,
Jl. Patih Jelantik, Kuta 24h Accident and Emergency Centre, 24h Kuta, 80361; Tel: (0361) 766-188
■ BRAZIL Tel: (0361) 769-296, Fax: (0361) 769-296 Medical Centre, international standard hospital
Jl. Raya Legian No. 186, Kuta E-mail: espana_bali@blueline.net.id with fully equipped ambulances, emergency ■ NGURAH RAI INTERNATIONAL
Tel: (0361) 757-775, Fax: (0361) 751-005 room, intensive care unit, operating theatres, AIRPORT Tel: (0361) 751-011
E–mail: brazilconsul@bali.net ■ SWEDEN & FINLAND radiology and pathology, ward rooms,
Segara Village Hotel, Jl. Segara Ayu international and multilingual team of medical ■ BADUNG GOVERNMENT TOURISM
■ CHILE Tel: (0361) 282-211, Fax: 282-211 experts, CosMedic Centre, Dialysis Centre, OFFICE Jl. Kuta Raya 2, Kuta
Jl. Jl. Pengembak Gg 1 No. 3, Sanur, Denpasar E-mail: sweconsul@yahoo.com Dental Centre. Tel: (0361) 756-175/76
Tel: (0361) 756-781, Fax: (0361) 756-783 Kawasan ITDC, Blok D, Nusa Dua 80363,
E-mail: chilehonconsulate@bali-villa.com ■ SWITZERLAND & AUSTRIA Tel: (0361) 3000-911, Fax: (0361) 3001-150 ■ BALI GOVERNMENT TOURISM OFFICE
Jl. Ganetri 9 D, Gatot Subroto Timur, Denpasar Jl. Supratman, Niti Mandala, Renon, Denpasar
■ CZECH REPUBLIC Tel: (0361) 264-149, Fax: (0361) 243-747 ■ SILOAM HOSPITALS Tel: (0361) 222-387
Jl. Pengembak 17 Sanur. E-mail: bali@honrep.ch 24-hour emergency 779-911
Tel: (0361) 286-465, Fax: (0361) 286-408 Jl. Sunset Road No. 818, Kuta, Badung, Bali ■ SINGARAJA TOURIST INFORMATION
E-mail: bali@honorary.mzv.cz ■ THAILAND Jl. Puputan Raya No. 81, Tel: +62-361-779-900 OFFICE Jl. Veteran 23, Singaraja
Renon, Denpasar Fax: (0361) 263-310 E-mail: info.bali@siloamhospitals.com Tel: (0362) 251-41
■ FRANCE E-mail: rtc_bali@thaimail.com
Jl. Umalas I No.80, Kerobokan, Kuta ■ RUMAH SAKIT UMUM PUSAT SANGLAH ■ UBUD TOURIST INFORMATION
Tel: (0361) 473-0834, Fax: (0361) 847-5602 ■ TIMOR LESTE (General Hospital): Jl. Diponegoro, Sanglah, SERVICE Jl. Raya Ubud, Gianyar
E-mail: consul@dps.centrin.net.id Jl. Prof. Yamin No. 4, Renon, Denpsar Denpasar. Tel: (0361) 227-911/15 Tel: (0361) 96-285, 973-285; 8 am - 9 pm

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