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THE SUN... THE SAND... THE SURF...

THE CULTURE OF PARADISE AND OVER 18,000 SURROUNDING ISLANDS

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TRAVERSING TIME, IN THE LAND OF THE MALAY


A PETITE ISLAND, WITH A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN HISTORY

SOME SENSATIONAL SCENTS


BALI FRAGRANCES CREATED FROM INSPIRED EXOTIC SCENTS OF THE ISLAND

CREATIONS
THE STORY OF MODERN ART IN BALI, FROM RELIGION PURPOSES TO BECOMING AN INDUSTRY

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TEAMTALK

A New Beginning
Om Swastiastu... Just like stories, everything in this universe has an end, but our new beginning starts this September. With the recent departure of our Managing Editor and Marketing and Advertising Manager, we have new team members aboard. The August 2011 edition was the last for Ari Gunadi and Ricky Utomo, after dedicating their best years to bringing a cheerful ambience to our lovely magazine. It was so great having them on the team and we wish them the best and brightest future. But dont be sad, there will be no differences, just a few names changed! With our new team in Editorial and Sales & Marketing, Bali & Beyond is ready to shine even brighter. Please feel free to drop any of us a line, just to say hello or you might want to share an idea about how to make us even better. We also welcome those who want to share interesting information with all our readers. Please, feel free to contact us! September is usually the beginning of the low season in Bali, but it will be the peak time at the beginning of this month. Its the Lebaran holiday, when many Indonesians spend their long holiday by visiting this island with their family. Its more or less like a Muslim Christmas holiday, so if you wonder why domestic flight tickets are very expensive at the beginning of this month, you know why now. To begin with, we provide you with some light information on Balinese art. Bali is home to many talented artists who have dedicated their lives to producing amazing artwork. From fine art to repro paintings, those beautiful and colorful creations are easily found around the island. If you are a fan of
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Balinese paintings, read our Craft & Culture section featuring the largest painting showroom in Bali located in Batu Bulan. Not to be missed, our contributing photographers present their best images capturing colorful landscapes in Bali and Indonesia at our Foto-Folio. We also have a page dedicated to perfume lovers who might like our Lifestyle & Leisure section that shows you unique Bali-inspired perfumes, and where you can even make your own perfume! Its Balis unique and magical scents that appeal to everybody who has ever visited the island, as well as the perfumers who have created the idea of Balis best scents. Still featuring highlights of our beloved island, there are venues that have recently offered a great deal for the family who wants to have a high quality time in Bali. Not just offering fun activities for children, there are also facilities within the establishment that can let parents indulge themselves but still not be too far from their children. Find out about it in our Action & Attraction section. Getting out Beyond Bali, we land on a small island that plays an important role for both Indonesia and Singapore. Penyengat Island is very small, not even appearing on the map, but it tells a great story that can make Indonesians proud of its existence. While in Capital Corner, the fame of Muara Angke has made this culinary destination a must visit place when you happen to be in Jakarta. Well, we hope you like our new beginning. And as we told you before, you will see that Bali & Beyond is as beautiful as it always was! So please enjoy your reading! Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om The Team
Josua Alessandro loves to photograph human subjects, cultures and landscapes. His portfolio can be viewed at www.josuaalessandro.com

Patricia Ivana loves writing, which also finance her travels. She loves the beach and wishes to go to all the beautiful beaches in the world. Good luck, Pat!

Fadil Aziz is a travel photographer whose main passion is capturing the archipelagos beauty. In this edition he takes us to Ujung Kulon, West Java. www.alcibbumphotography.com

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PONDERINGPOINT
Cover PATCHWORK PAINTING Amas Gallery, Batubulan Photo by Intan Tanjung
PHOTO BY VINCENT HERRY

NEW SERVICE ON THE ROAD

Surprising news was announced recently, that Bali will launch for a new transportation service called Trans Sarbagita. But is Bali ready for this?
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COLORFUL CREATIONS
In Bali, modern art has its own story, full of surprises and also possibilities. With the high market demand and an increasing number of art graduates, painting in Bali has slowly changed from religious purposes to becoming an industry.

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12 NEW&NEWS This months select news updates from the islands tourism industry and whats new around the island. 56 BEYONDUPDATES News updates from the tourism industry and whats new beyond Bali. 60 COMMUNITYCALENDAR Schedules, calendar highlights and various happenings of interest, from art exhibitions to special events. 64 SEE&SEEN Snapshots of events and happenings within the preceding month. 70 BALIMAPS Map of Bali showing specific tourism areas and places of interest, as well as a distance scale between the islands main destinations. 73 CLASSIFIEDCOLUMNS Listings and product descriptions from various clientele. 74 INFOINDEX Useful directory of companies and island-based businesses.

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SOME SENSATIONAL SCENTS
Compared to Paris or New York, Bali may not be a famous place to buy perfumes, but the exotic scents of the island have inspired many people who have visited here to create signature fragrances that reflect its beauty.
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VIBRANT TONES AND LANDSCAPES

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Beautiful landscapes, ancient buildings, and some vibrant colors of Indonesias nature are captured through the lenses of our contributing photographers.

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ACTIONATTRACTION
A GREAT GATEAWAY
Balis perfect weather and choices of attractions are best enjoyed sharing delightful moments with the family. Bring the little ones along for some fun.

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BEYONDBALI TRAVERSING TIME, IN THE LAND OF THE MALAY Penyengat Island is almost uncharted on the map due to its petite size. But however small it is, its role in the history of the nation is quite significant.

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CAPITALCORNER MUARA ANGKE, VIBRANCE FROM DAWN TO DUSK The Muara Angke fish market is one of the historical markets in Jakarta and has become a culinary destination for seafood lovers. Far from the glitz and glamour that the city is famous for, this place adds a different layer to the city.

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SUN, SEA, SAIL


The Royal Bali Yacht Club welcomes all vessel owners to participate in Regatta boat racing. The race will be held on September 10-11, starting and finishing at Serangan Beach (Turtle Island) right in front of its clubhouse. Sail your boat on a sunny weekend while enjoying a perfect day out for social and promotional activities, and then enjoy the BBQ party on Sunday afternoon after the last race is finished. The Royal Bali Yacht Club, Beachfront Jalan Tukad Punggawa, Serangan 081-238-478-50 www.royalbaliyachtclub.com

BENVENUTO!
Bulgari Hotel & Resort Bali has appointed a new Executive Chef de Cuisine for its Italian restaurant Il Ristorante. Maurizio Bombani, a native of Italy, started his culinary adventures from his parents restaurant. With more than ten years of experience working in the kitchens of famous restaurants all around the world, from Monaco to China, Chef Bombani has been following his desire to work in luxury kitchens and travel around the world. Before arriving in Bali, he took an important role in the opening and development of the new restaurant Le Muse and was in charge as the Chef de Cuisine at The Ritz-Carlton Sanya in China. Now he is ready to perform his magic in presenting modern Italian cuisine at the Il Ristorante. BVLGARI Hotels & Resorts, Bali, Jalan Goa Lempeh, Banjar Dinas Kangin, Uluwatu (0361) 847-1000, www.bulgarihotels.com/bali

FLY THE SILVERY SERVICE


Cathay Pacific Airways celebrates 25 years of connecting Bali with its other famous destinations around the world through its Hong Kong hub. Cathay Pacifics Country Manager for Indonesia Rob Bradshaw says that this anniversary reinforces its commitment to Bali and Indonesia as a whole, and is delighted to see that the traffic to Bali for business and leisure purposes is increasing. To meet these growing needs, Cathay Pacific Airways is ready to take delivery of over 90 new aircraft by the end of the decade, servicing the whole world. The new aircraft will have greater fuel efficiency and a modern look. Not only that, Cathay Pacific has recently launched its new Business Class seats, which further meet its passengers needs, and new uniforms for its flight team that will further enhance its services. www.cathaypacific.com
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FEATURING FAMILY FUN


Bali Dynasty Resort is named the 2nd most favourite resort for Balis family friendly hotels & resorts this year by Australias most popular Family Travel & Lifestyle Magazines. In its fourth consecutive year being in the top 10 of Asias best resorts, the Bali Dynasty Resort always assures the best for families looking for fun holiday. The resort offers facilities where adults can enjoy their quality time in the pool and at the spa without having to worry about their children, who will be enjoying their own wonderland playing on the 56 meter giant Caterpillar Splash waterslide and learning more in the Kids Club. Bali Dynasty Resort, Jalan Kartika, Tuban, (0361) 752-403 www.balidynasty.com www.primeplazahotels.com

NEW COZY CONCEPT


The Courtyard by Marriott Bali in Nusa Dua opens a new door for cozy treatment in Bali. Introducing the C Spa, The Courtyard offers a spa destination that welcomes everyone in the family from children to adults. The C Spa comprises 12 uniquely designed treatments with highquality service and premium standards including traditional Balinese Massage, Bamboo Massage and Reflexology, as well as beauty treatments for adults and a fun childrens treatment package of massages, facials, manicures and pedicures using edible ingredients. The spa comes fully equipped with three couple treatment rooms, three single treatment rooms, and a dedicated lounge for manicures, pedicures and massages. The Courtyard by Marriott Bali Kawasan Pariwisata Lot SW1, Nusa Dua, (0361) 300-3888

NEW FUN-TASTIC PLAYS


Lolipops Waterplay, Playland & Caf recently presents its fourth outlet as a new option for families seeking holiday fun in Bali. Children can play while improving their motor functions and engage in fun games to gain courage, confidence and independence. There are a variety of games such as Trampoline, Flying Fox, Giant Inflatable Slide, Cargo Net, Climbing Wall, Kiddy Rides, Adventure Hockey, Spinning Cat, Giant Frame (which includes a Bath Ball, Slide, Hanging Ball, Shower Ball), Hydroponic Area, Fish Pond and Rabbit Farm, as well as the exciting Waterplay. The adult companions of the kids can indulge and order foods and drinks at the Caf area while watching their kids play. Lolipops Waterplay, Playland & Caf opens daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Lolipops Waterplay, Playland & Caf JL. Sunset Road No. 902, Seminyak, (0361) 847-5992, (0361) 847-5987
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A TEMPTING TOUCH
Ju-Ma-Na Restaurant at the Banyan Tree Ungasan with its home Chef Mandif, who was recently voted Best Chef in Bali, delights guests with a set of tasty wild mushrooms courses through September. True food connoisseurs will enjoy the Morell Mushroom Cappuccino Truffle Froth and Garlic Cruton and Quail with Foie Gras Farce, Soft Polenta, Porcini, Green Vegetables and Port Sauce, ending with Lemon Parfait for Rp. 550,000++, and the additional King Fish Medley of Hohmeiji, Shimeiji and Eringy Mushroom Risotto Red Cow Parmesan Parmigianno for Rp. 660,000++. Ju-Ma-Na offers a unique addition to Balis culinary scene with dramatic views of the Indian Ocean, and can be visited daily from 6.30 p.m. For reservations please contact Ju-Ma-Na Restaurant at Banyan Tree Ungasan Jalan Melasti, Banjar Kelod, Ungasan (0361) 300-7000, ungasan@banyantree.com www.banyantree.com

CULTURAL LANDSCAPE OF WORLDS HERITAGE


UNESCO has selected the Balinese Subak System as a Manifestation of the Tri Hita Karana Philosophy a nominee to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The sites chosen for this nomination were selected to both represent and help to preserve the Balinese subak system, which manages the rice terraces of Bali. The first site is in Bangli Regency for supreme subak temple Pura Ulun Danu Batur associated with Lake Batur, the second is the Pakerisan watershed in Gianyar Regency with ancient temples of Tirta Empul, Mengening, Pegulingan and Gunung Kawi, the Subaks Pulagan and Kulub (lower and upper) that dramatically illustrates its relationship to the formation and growth of early Balinese kingdoms. The third proposed site is in Tabanan Regency, which comprises forests, lakes, springs, temple and subaks clustered around Mount Batukaru. This site is locally known as CaturAnggaBatukaru, a sacred landscape whose boundaries are defined by a cluster of temples supported by local subaks and villages. This site is also related to Tamblingan Buyan Lake in Buleleng Regency, which is considered to be the source water for the upland springs that feed Tabanans irrigated terraces. The last proposed site is Taman Ayun Temple at Badung Regency, where subaks from western Bali receive holy water gathered from the mountain, lakes, and join the royal family of Mengwi in the performance of rituals that aim to reduce the threat of rice pests and sustain the balanced harmony of Tri Hita Karana. These sites put forward are not a cluster but rather a series related to each other, so it becomes a coherent whole as a cultural landscape of Bali. Further criteria for the choice of sites include the archaeological and historical significance of these water temples and subaks. The results of the nomination for the World Heritage will be published on June or July 2012 on annual plenary of UNESCO. Subak is a Balinese word, which first appears in royal inscriptions in the eleventh century. It refers to a unique social and religious institution; self governing, democratic associations of farmers who share responsibility for the just and efficient use of irrigation water to grow paddy rice. www.baliprov.go.id, www.baliculturegov.com

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WELCOME HOME!
Begawan Foundation has brought three Bali Starlings back home to Bali from the Jurong Bird Park in a program assisted by Wildlife Reserves in Singapore. The birds were born and bred in Singapore with the aim of increasing the genetic diversity in their breeding stock, and now have been sent home to the Foundations breeding center at Sibang, near Ubud, after their quarantine period at the Bali Bird Park. Since the birds were registered as an endangered species by CITES, several organizations have helped with its survival, but the wild bird population has still not increased to a sustainable level. The Foundation has continued to monitor and observe the birds in the wild, preserving its nests and breeding environment. www.begawanfoundation.org

FROM BANDUNG WITH LOVE


Grand Serela Kuta Bali, previously known as the Himalaya Kuta Suite Bali, is a recently opened property of the Kagum Hotel, a hotel management company with its head office in Bandung. This three star hotel is located in very strategic location on Jalan Raya Kuta featuring a contemporary concept that blends with a minimalist design offering 3 types of guest rooms: 10 Superior rooms, 8 Deluxe rooms, and Family Suite rooms. The facilities include a large flat screen television, DVD player, kitchenette with toaster, refrigerator, and dining area all available in the Family Suite room, also 24 hour room service, swimming pool, parking lot, and free wireless Internet access in public area as well as its stylish Liana Restaurant suitable for meetings, events, and private parties. Grand Serela Kuta Bali, Jl. Raya Kuta 42XX, Kuta, (0361) 764-807 www.grand-serela.com, www.kagum-hotel.com

LONG NICE LEGS


The Bamboo Spa by LOCCITANE excites us with Almond Elegant Legs Spa, its new special leg treatment for swollen, tired, heavy-feeling legs. Women can rejuvenate their legs by having a full leg and feet exfoliation with the original Citrus Bamboo Polish for certain parts of the legs, and then continue with the Almond Milk Concentrate as a lymphatic drainage technique to increase blood circulation and reduce excess fluid storage. At the end of the treatment, Almond Elegant Legs Mist is applied for soft, smooth, lighter and of course, more beautiful legs. Bamboo Spa by LOCCITANE Kupu Kupu Jimbaran Jalan Uluwatu, Jimbaran, (0361) 703-342

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In Bali, modern art has its own story. Wth the high market demands, painting in Bali has slowly changed from religious purposes to becoming an industry.
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stories about the glory of ancient kingdoms that existed in Indonesia, but there wasnt much printed art produced until the beginning of Indonesias modern era marked by Raden Saleh Sjarief Boestaman in the mid 19th Century. Indonesia is the birthplace of many

rt in Indonesia has gone through a long journey. First appearing were sculptures and temples that told

The painting industry is a promising business in the island. With continuous support from artist communities, galleries and art shops have unique and artistic collections that are often shipped to overseas. Above left is one of the unique paintings made by collaborating Batik and abstract techniques that has become a new favorite in Bali.

of skill in composing shape, form and representation. Kamasan, in the Klungkung regency of East Bali, was the center of classical Balinese art as well as was Ubud from the sixteenth to twentieth centuries. It was at the beginning of the talented artists, some of whom are self-taught and others have received art education within the country and abroad. The large number of art museums has inspired young artists to participate in producing aesthetic ideas with various characteristics and styles. A work of art must be understood in relation to what happened at the time when it was created, related to the artists interpretation and relationship with society in political, economic and cultural matters. The creative process involves complex encounters and struggles between internal and external factors that are present and cohesive in every individual artist. In Bali, painting has its own story. Balinese art grew from the work of the Majapahit Kingdoms artists who moved from Java to Bali in the late 13th century. It was first created for religion purposes in the form of the wayang, which became a visual narrative of the Hindu-Javanese epics Ramayana and Mahabharata drawn on cloth or bark paper (Ulantaga paper) with natural dyes indicating a high level 20th century that Balinese art began to be influenced by artists from the West who resided in Bali. Not only using new materials and painting on canvas, the cultural and symbolic themes showed a tendency towards more realism leading to a great deal of innovation and modernization. Painting in Bali became very lively, and promotion started becoming a necessary thing to do to increase sales. Establishment of community groups, started by Pita Maha, has given artists spaces and
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encouragement in order to improve the quality of art. With no boundaries, modern art in Bali is full of surprises and possibilities where the artists explore their talents using a collaboration of all elements so that the result can be said to be very artistic. With the numbers of fans growing, the price for Balinese art is getting higher too. When the Indonesian government started Bali as Indonesias main tourist destination in the 1970s, the number of
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Mogi is an artist who is proud of his own imagination. He works full time for the industry, but still produces some exclusive masterpieces at home

Some artworks in different styles displayed at the gallery. There are many styles of paintings available including classic style, abstract and pop art.

Painting in Bali became very lively and with no boundaries modern art in Bali is full of surprises and possibilities where the artists explore their talents using a collaboration of all elements so that the result can be said to be very artistic.
paintings as mass products in order to offer affordable prices to people who want to enjoy a piece of art, as well as to find easy ways to quickly sell it. The workers are usually formed by the company itself, or they gather as an artist community. In a factory, just same like every laboring job, the workers work 7 hours a day and receive daily wages, although some who work in a smaller group earn money only if their paintings are sold. But unlike fine art that is done by one single artist, mass production painting products are made by workers who occupy specific positions in the chain of production to optimize profitability. There are divisions that produce patterns, paintings, finishing, and framing, even for painting the sides of the paintings. Each part is done by different person. If the factory gets a big order, a pattern for sketching is made so the workers can duplicate it as many times as possible in a very short time.
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visitors increased year after year. Slowly Bali became not only a place for a holiday but also a place where buyers met with sellers. People started to export Balis best crafts, and that includes paintings. With high market demand and an increasing number of art graduates, painting in Bali has slowly become an industry. Everyday there are a large number of paintings packed into containers to be sent to almost every part of the world. People began to produce

Mass production paintings are made by workers who occupy specific positions in the chain of production to optimize profitability, although not all workers do reproduction works.
The artists practice primarily paintings and reproduce models that have been provided to them depending on the size and difficulty of the paintings, although not all workers do reproduction work. Some artists who have idealism and talent produce their own painting based on their imagination, usually those who have basic art education. These artists also create concepts for production if a company gets an order, as well as to do the finishing part to make sure that the paintings have a balanced composition. Some small art shops receive paintings from individual artists who do their work at home, while some communities supply galleries nearby. Most of the production is made to order with the style depending on the clients request. Amas Art Gallery in Batubulan supports the community of artists and helps them sell the paintings to clients abroad. Through its clients, the community can produce up to 4,000
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paintings a month and usually receives orders of around 2,500 paintings, which can be finished in about 2 weeks of production time. The paintings are sold to resellers and galleries overseas, and also to some properties in Indonesia. There are a total of 40 workers including 27 artists at the community, and most of them have graduated from SMSR, a high school of art located within the neighborhood. The prices of paintings vary from as low as Rp. 50,000 to around Rp. 2 million, depending on size, technique, difficulty, painting materials and also the quality of paint. How long the painting will last is determined by the quality of the paint. If wall paint is used, the painting may only last a year. The art quality varies too. Sometimes you can find good artwork with deep philosophy and good techniques, while some are very simple and very repro. There are also choices of style including abstract, pop art, impressionist,

decorative, Bali traditional painting, Buddha paintings and many others. Some paintings are made exclusively with less than five pieces of different colors or a slightly different style, but almost all you can find exactly the same copy everywhere. Every piece of art has its own admirer, whether it is made exclusively or in mass quantities, whether its just a scratch of a pen or artwork with multitalented techniques. The industry has given lives and hopes to newborn artists so they can slowly take a step further for a brighter future, and hopefully there will be more talented artists who can produce high quality artworks that can make this island even more colorful. Text and photos by Intan Tanjung Amas Art Gallery Jl. Batuyang No. 9X Batubulan, Gianyar (0361) 299-693

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Parfums et Creations collection of scented oils

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SOME SENSATIONAL SCENTS


Indonesia is known as the number one scented oil exporter for the worlds market. In the country itself, this oil have been used for both religious ceremonies and daily consumption for hundreds of years.

ompared to Paris or New York, Bali may not be a famous place to buy perfume, but the exotic scents

trading through Venice. At that time Venice was famous as the center of perfumery until the invention of Eaux de Senteur (or famous as scent), made by mixing alcohol and aromatic oil. The revolutionary Eau de Cologne made this scented oil very famous and a luxury symbol, used mostly by royalty in the 17th century in France and throughout Europe. Nowadays people use perfume in their every day life as a status symbol or simply just to have a pleasant smell. The main ingredients of perfume are the scented oils, which are made from the essence of plants, animals or even synthetic compositions, and then mixed with ethyl alcohol and water. These oils are also added to daily products including beauty creations or drinks such as wine and champagne. A fragrance contains three notes, which create beautiful layers of scent over time. The top note is easily evaporated and it is the scent that makes you decide to buy the perfume. The middle note is the heart of the scent that appears a few moments after the perfume is sprayed, and the base note is the scent that brings depth and solidity to a perfume and is usually not perceived until 30 minutes after application. Indonesia is known as the number one scented oil exporter for the worlds

market, which have been used by famous perfume-makers including Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel and others. In the country itself, this oil is made from mix of flower, spice, wood, and plant essences have been used for both religious ceremonies and daily consumption for hundreds of years. In Bali, flowery fragrances are used in almost all ceremonies; yet create mysterious and exotic expressions all over the island. It is the beauty of Balis magical scents that inspired author and holistic therapy expert Mary Muryn to create Bali Temple Flowers. The perfume has a very unique scent that reflects the aroma of sacred temples and palaces and brings romance, prosperity and balance of body, mind and spirit to those who wear it. Mary has been interested in spiritual and healing practices since her mid twenties, and has over 25 years of experience practicing all over the world. She is also a teacher who gives healing training in many Asian countries and has a consulting firm for leading spas in South East Asia. Her other works are the books Spa Magic and Water Magic, which have been translated into eight languages and tell about how amazing water and spas are for the healing process. She first came to Bali in 1988 and then returned in 2001. Through the years
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of the island have inspired many people who have visited here to create signature fragrances that reflect its beauty. From all the kind of arts that have been created so far, Ive fallen in love with the absolutely abstract creation called perfume. Perfume is truly a masterpiece, a complex combination of essential oils and aromatic compounds that give a pleasant smell to the human body, living spaces and objects. Perfume is the artwork of the perfumer, usually called Nose or Noz in French, who

uses their memory, instinct and talent to mix the creation, where just a little missdrop will ruin the perfection. A bottle of perfume keeps plenty of scent secrets but is revealed differently to each person. The word perfume is derived from the Latin per fume meaning through fumes, which started its history in ancient Egypt. For ceremony and funeral purposes, the ancient Egyptians mixed balsam with burning oil and scented wood. It was the Greeks who introduced it for beauty and pleasure purposes, but the Arabs brought it to Europe together with their

of leaving and coming again to Bali, she eventually met Ketut, who introduced her to the production of essential oils and then fell in love with the unique scent of the island. It took extensive research to find the exact and perfect formula that captured the exotic flowery scent that became the main power of the fragrance. Mary now works with the local organic farmers to support their economy, as well as temple priests and shamans to produce the aromatic oils that are later extracted and sent to New York to be formulated into the intoxicating perfume. This perfume is believed to release endorphins and to

provide an overall sense of well being, perfect to wear during meditation and healing therapies. The perfume is available in 50 ml and 15 ml Eau de Perfume, and 10 ml roll on Eau de Perfume, and is sold worldwide at www.balitempleflowers.com. It is also available in candles that will burn for 55 hours. And Mary is not the only one, as the exotic scent of Bali has also inspired Nora Gasparini to exercise her perfumery talent on the Island of the gods. She now offers perfumery courses at the Ayana Resort & Spa Bali, where you can create your very own perfume that reflects your individual

personality. She shares her knowledge and guides her students through the basic perfume-making process at her studio. During the class Nora explains Indonesians wealth of natural essences, which are very important in the perfumery industry. She herself uses 80% locally produced scented oils that are supplied from all over Indonesia, while 20% of them are imported such as Petit-grain, Sweet Orange, Cardamom, and Lavender. To begin with, she hands me a questionnaire. The answers will show my personality and which oils will match to be used in a perfume. From all of the oils on the list I have to choose which smells excites me most, at least two bottles for each note from all oils on the sheet. I have to use my sense of smell and have chosen 14 scented oils that I thought best for my first signature perfume. I sit at a round table with a full set of essential oil bottles tiered beautifully on shelves, and start to mix my first formula of perfume. Each formula has its own calculation of how many drops it needs to make a beautiful fragrance in lighter or heavier composition. Each student is allowed to create three formulas in a small bottle and then choose which formula they really like to be made into 30 ml of fragrance. I carefully put a few drops of each essential oil into a small bottle based on the composition and start wondering how my perfume will smell, and the result is extraordinary. The perfume truly reflects my own personality! I am mysterious, discrete, different and romantic and my creation is quite strong at the beginning but slowly it becomes very pleasant and soft, a combination of orange and French lavender on its top note, lotus and many other light-scented flowers with tobacco as middle note, and a woody essential with white musk as its base note.

Mary Muryn has created a perfume inspired from Balis exotic scents. She works with the local organic farmers as well as temple priests and shamans to produce the aromatic oils that are sent to New York.

It is the perfume I always want to have. Theres a story in each perfume, also emotion and adjective. It can wake up

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Nora Gasparini

PHOTO COURTESY OF AYANA RESORT & SPA BALI

PHOTO COURTESY OF AYANA RESORT & SPA BALI

Parfums et creation also offers a childrens class which can be a new exciting activity. There is also a class for couples where they can gure out scents that describe their relationship.

3-hour course. You will get a diploma certificate and, of course, an unforgettable experience that can lead your way to being a talented perfumer. The perfumery class is also available for children who are curious and want to create a fun and joyful perfume made from playful scents such as chocolate, candy or even bubble gum. You can introduce your children to the first stage of perfumery and, who knows, it might be them whose perfume is as legendary as Jadore or Chanel No. 5. Text and Photos by Intan Tanjung

memories, can make somebody fall in love, and also can be somebodys trademark, as perfume molecules can create different smells on each person. Not only an expert in recognizing scents, Nora also explained that each creation does truly describe ones personality. She can easily guess her guests occupations based on the way they choose the oils. There are three classes offered. First is

the basic perfume making of 90 minutes duration that allows you to create your own perfume and have it put into a 30 ml perfume bottle wrapped with a beautiful leather case to protect it from sunlight. If you want to get a deeper knowledge about the art of perfume making and find out about other exotic aromatic oils that are native to Indonesia and other parts of the world, you can join in the

BALI RADIANCE, INC. www.balitempleflowers.com baliradiance33@gmail.com LATELIER Parfums et Creation C/O AYANA Resort & Spa Bali Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran 085-857-093-747 info@parfumsetcreations.com www.parfumsetcreations.com
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A TOUCH OF AUTHENTICITY
Kenji Maeda is one chef who believes that authenticity has to be kept alive. Working as the Japanese Chef of Nikko Bali Resort and Spa, he is currently in charge of Benkay Japanese Restaurant, the signature restaurant of the resort.
In the midst of the competitive culinary world, Nikko Bali Resort and Spa rises with a mission to keep tradition alive through a spread of Japanese culinary heritage When faced with dining options, we often select those we are comfortable with thus we often steer clear of the traditional type of cooking and settle for a soul satisfying (and often less nutritious) options such as fast food. Despite these changes, some nations remain true to their roots and uphold their traditions with pride, generations after generations, one of which is Japan. Kenji Maeda is one chef who believes that authenticity has to be kept alive. Working as the Japanese Chef of Nikko Bali Resort and Spa, he is currently in charge of Benkay Japanese Restaurant, the signature restaurant of the resort. Since June 2011, he has introduced a new twist to the classic Sunday Brunch by featuring classic items which are uniquely decorated to that particular Japanese standard. Each week from 11.00 am to 03.00 pm, he and his team will produce more than 20 authentic dishes along with several classic brunch items around the large teppan-yaki counter. Some of the signature items for his brunch are steamed
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pancake) and the succulent egg custard or

For more information and reservation, please contact: Benkay Japanese Restaurant Nikko Bali Resort and Spa Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Nusa Dua, Bali 80363 Indonesia T +62 361 773377 F +62 361 773388 E fb@nikkobali.com

salmon wrapped with green tea soba and nori

chawanmushi. Around the corner you can nd him creating more authentic dishes at the sushi/ sashimi counter as he prepares everything by hand and its always fascinating to see how the sushis are prepared. You can nd mostly cold dishes here, including the sweet and sour inari sushi, sushi rolls try the Benkay roll with the smoked salmon and cream cheese, or the unique temaki sushi (hand-rolled sushi, shaped like a cone) along with unique dishes like the roasted egg plant and Japanese style poached egg. If youre lucky, Chef Kenji might just cook his roasted salmon cheek as strange as it sounds, this is very juicy and amazingly delicious. So next Sunday, go south to Nusa Dua and try out their Sunday brunch that also come with a free ow of green tea (hot or iced) and a carafe of Sake (or one bottle of beer for those who are not into sake). You can also go with your kids and get a day in paradise pass to have a fun day out at their swimming pool and semi-secluded beach. Our tips? Choose to sit in the back of the restaurant, facing the ocean the view is amazing!

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PONDERINGPOINT

A NEW SERVICE ON THE ROAD


Bali is a famous tourist destination visited by more than one million tourists each year, but the roads in the island hardly support the traffic that is getting worse and worse. But, a new hope might come and solve the problems

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urprising news was announced a few weeks ago, that Bali is readying 15 buses to support its public transportation. The program is called Trans Sarbagita, and will serve Denpasar, Badung, Gianyar and Tabanan. At the beginning of August the bus units

Not only servicing Balis major areas, it is also planned to have other supporting transportation to connect inner areas to the bus stop, which will cost Rp. 3,000 for the general public and Rp. 2,500 for students. The buses will operate from 5 a.m. until 9 p.m. every day. Bali is a famous tourist destination visited by more than one million tourists each year, and Trans Sarbagita believes it can improve the image of Bali with its high standard of quality service. The steward/stewardess on board will dress just like an airline steward/stewardess, as will the driver. The stewardesses need to pass a high standard of employment selection process and should be 160 cm in proportional height. The Chief of the Transportation, Information and Communication Division of Bali, I Made Santha, said that Trans Sarbagita will not be an instant solution, but he believes the traffic jams that now happen in many major areas in the island will be reduced, as the tickets are affordable and the people who travel through those routes can easily use Trans Sarbagitas services. Not only offering convenience service and attractive stewardesses, the travel time from one stop to another will only take 15 minutes, and requires

arrived in Denpasar, given by the Ministry of Transportation. It is hoped the program will follow the success of Trans Jakarta, but servicing the people of Bali and tourists. The Trans Sarbagita bus system will connect three main corridors. First to connect is the Patung Catur Muka in Denpasar to GWK round trip route, while the second will be from Batubulan in Gianyar to Nusa Dua, and the third will be from Gatot Subroto in Canggu to the Ngurah Rai Airport. There will be 24 bus stops to maximize the service. Each bus will have 40 seats and will be air-conditioned. The ticket will be very affordable, with a one-way ticket priced at Rp. 3,500 for the general public and Rp. 3,000 for students. Its hoped that all people can afford to use this public service, especially those from the mid to low social strata and that it will reduce the number of private vehicles on the road.
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only one minute to take on the passengers from the bus stop. But will it really save Bali from traffic jams, as we know that Bali has narrower roads compared to other cities in Indonesia? Jakarta faced this dilemma when Trans Jakarta first operated a few years ago. Massive traffic jams were everywhere as each side of the road was taken to build the bus way, and now it will be applied in Bali, whose roads are already very crowded. Public transportation is a very important issue in Bali, as the island lacks a convenient way for its people to travel. The bemos fares are expensive and cannot reach wider destinations, also there is no exact information about schedules or transportation routes. Thats why most people who live in Bali choose to drive their own vehicles, but it is difficult for tourists who dont have an international license. Their only option for convenience transportation is a taxi, which is expensive and usually leaves them stuck in a long traffic jam to reach their destinations. We can see that there is no more space left on Balis road to build a bus way, and it will surely take existing road space to operate the buses, which means that the traffic will be more crowded than before. There are not many bus stops available on each corridor which means that Trans Sarbagita is really not yet ready to be started. From a poll conducted by the Bali Post, 72.6% of the respondents are not sure that this project will succeed and only 14.3% think that Trans Sarbagita can save Bali from these hectic traffic conditions on the roads, especially at high traffic points such as Kuta, Nusa Dua, near the airport and Denpasar. 13.1% didnt have any idea at all about it. Another major point of Balis transportation problems is because of the lack of discipline by drivers on the road. With most of people using their personal vehicles, the roads are full with private vehicles. You can see that many drivers want to drive fast and ignore their own safety and dont respect other drivers. I often see people texting or using cell phones while driving, or people quickly make a turn without carefully looking at the traffic coming from behind. It is very dangerous and there are hundred of accidents happening each day because of drivers ignorance of road discipline. But actually, Trans Sarbagita could be the answer to Balis traffic problems, especially with the high standard of service that has been announced by the government. If it could be applied and managed well, and if the public drivers could be more aware about safety and discipline on the road as well as respecting other drivers and rules on the road, Bali could be a real haven where people enjoy traveling and discovering more about its beauty without having to be tired from the road. Text and photos by Intan Tanjung
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FOTOFOLIO

The beautiful terraced rice fields in Tabanan show off Balis traditional irrigation system that is still being used today. Photo by Yanda Dwi Septian, www.yandads.wordpress.com
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VIBRANT TONES

AND LANDSCAPES
BLESSED WITH THE EXOTICISM OF ITS TROPICAL NATURE, INDONESIA OFFERS THOUSANDS OF BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS TO VISIT, EACH WITH ITS OWN UNIQUE ATTRACTION AND HIGHLIGHTS. THERE ARE LANDSCAPES AND HISTORICAL ARTIFACTS, AND THE VIBRANT COLORS OF THE SURROUNDING ENVIRONMENT AT EVERY DESTINATION. THROUGH OUR CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS LENSES, THE IMAGES OF SOME DESTINATIONS IN BALI AND OTHER AREAS OF INDONESIA ARE PRESENTED IN OUR FOTO-FOLIO PAGES
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The dramatic colors of Kutas famous sunset create a perfect golden hour captured behind the silhouette of a Kuta Beach lifeguard. 36 BALI&BEYOND SEPTEMBER 2011 Photo by Fajar Ari Putra, www.journeywithlight.blogspot.com

Lake Tamblingan is a world-famous scene of Bali with its famous Ulun Danu temple standing right in the center of the lake. Photo by Dwipa Sumartika, www.raibaliphotoart.blogspot.com

Serangan Beach is an unseen treasure of Bali, showing off the vibrant colors of the artistic fishing boats on a beautiful beach with Mount Agung in the background. Photo by Kadek Nata Wirajaya, www.nata.baliphotografer.net

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A complex of temples in the highlands of Dieng in Central Java, located 2,000 meters above the sea level, one of of Indonesias most unique heritages. Photo by Agung Praptono, www.siboth.blogspot.com

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This tiny island in North Maumere was damaged by an earthquake in 1992. After being restored, Babi Island is now back and tops the list of diving destinations. Photo by Jossua Alessandro, www.josuaalessandro.com

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A Great Getaway
From June until September, Bali is packed with family holidaymakers. Balis perfect weather and plenty of choices of attractions are best enjoyed sharing delightful moments with the family. Bring the little ones along for some fun. After being busy with work, it is necessary to have a high quality moment with the family. But which resorts are suitable for an unforgettable family holiday? Here are our choices

Take your children to play at the childrens pool, which has two waterslides and a lower pool with a waterfall as well as an aquarium lled with tropical sh and plant life.

he AYANA Resort and Spa Bali is famous for its world class Spa on the Rock, as well as for The Rock Bar that is packed almost all year round. With its 77-hectare property the AYANA Resort and Spa Bali has a lot to offer, especially for a family seeking a luxury holiday

in the tropical island of Bali. Parents can now relax and enjoy a lazy day trying some spa selections at the resort, as the little ones can explore Balis cultural wonders and unique attractions because the AYANA Resort and Spa Bali has just renovated its AYANA Kids
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AYANA Resort and Spa Bali offers activities that can stimulate and entertain children. The programs offered are different everyday, so children can explore many new things that excite them during a holiday in Bali.
Club. Adding a new selection of programs that suit children of certain ages, it offers full day and half-day programs with interesting activities that can stimulate and entertain children. The programs offered are different every day, so the children can explore many new things. The facilities include plenty of toys and not to miss is the Childrens Pool that has two waterslides and a lower pool with a waterfall as well as a large aquarium filled with tropical fish and sea plant life. If you are interested in having your 2-4 year old toddler at play while you have your pampering time, take them to the AYANAs Rai (Youngest in Balinese) Programs that offer playful activities such as Origami making, sing-a-long and coloring, learning how to dance Balinese style, cooking classes, and much more. They can
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also socialize with other children at the Kiddies Pool Party and play around with their new friends. For children older than age 5, take them to enjoy more challenging activities in the Raka (Eldest in Balinese) Program. They can learn how to play golf, go walking on the beach, learn how to make ceramics at a ceramics factory in Jimbaran, make crafts, or simply just listen to Balinese stories. Included in the programs above are a Golf Buggy Garden Tour where they are invited to plant a sapling that will be named after them and pictures showing the growth of their tree will be updated regularly. Other programs are Paint-a-Pot and play dress-up with Balinese sarongs as well as kebaya with the AYANA fashionistas that are available every Saturday. All children who join the AYANA Kids Club will receive

a welcome gift upon check-in and will be taken care of by the resorts babysitters who have completed intensive training including First Aid to assure safety and enjoyment. The AYANA Kids Club is open every day from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Another option for a wonderful family time is to relax, chill, and play together in the right ambience. Children sometimes are hard to please, as all they want to do is to play. If a playground might make parents bored and its hard to get away from the children, taking them to a place where adults can also enjoy might solve the problem. Bali is a home of thousands spa offering many selection of wellbeing treatments that suit everybodys needs. Going to a spa is a good idea and an even better idea is to bring your children to a family-friendly spa. What is more perfect to do in Bali than to have a family time at a spa on the beach? Perhaps you should try Karma Kandaras Sea Spa Tent located at the private beach of Nammos Beach Club. Not like any other spa that is situated in a hotels comfort zone and can often be very

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serious and library-like, the Sea Spa Tent offers a very back-tonature bygone era feeling but with an opulent touch at the laidback Bali meets Mykonos beach concept surrounded by the green hills. Under the tent, a family can have quality mother-daughter and father-son time enjoying treatments that are fun for children and very soothing for parents. Its a very fun pedicure that gives children a chance to and select their own flavor of scrub for a foot massage that is presented like scoops of ice cream. At this time the mother can have intimate time with her daughter and give them fun points of view about the pedicure. Choices of other treatments for children are mini-manicures & pedicures with shimmery crystals, Snow White Facials with pearl and silk essence, and the Kids Hair Cream Bath. Unlike women, men are often not into spa treatments. Especially when they are fathers and life is full of work and responsibility, so where else would they choose to spend their free time rather than to have an indulgent time to spoil themselves. This holiday time is perfect to give fathers a chance for relaxation. He can try the SKINN Mens Facial and release the stress while A spa treatment for the family could be an interesting option to have a perfect family moment. Choose a spa that offers a family-friendly package, and the most important thing is organic products that are safe for your children. enjoying a Balinese massage listening to the sound of the waves. The pressure of the massage can be adjusted to suit his needs, whether he needs a strong massage or just needs a light one. When you take your family for a treatment, make sure that the products used are safe for children, especially when they have manicure and pedicure treatments. Chemicals can destroy their soft skin leaving permanent damage that children will carry until theyre adults. Beauty products made from 100% organic ingredients are best to use for family treatments, and you can find them at the Karma Spa. During this pampering time, its a great opportunity to introduce your children to the importance of living a healthy life. You can slowly explain how the body needs to relax sometimes and get important nutrition from food while having a healthy picnic lunch at the tent. A selection of cheese, breads, olives, salad and fish accompanied by a bottle of fine wine for parents is available to end the joyful moment of your holiday. Text by Intan Tanjung AYANA RESORT AND SPA BALI Jl. Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran (0361) 702-222 www.ayanaresort.com KARMA SPA AT KARMA KANDARA Jalan Villa Kandara, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan (0361) 848-2200 www.karmakandara.com
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TRAVERSING TIME, IN THE LAND OF THE MALAY


Persimpangan yang indah-indah Yaitulah ilmu yang memberi faedah Aku hendak bertutur Akan gurindam yang beratur
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Beautiful crossroads Are the knowledge that bring benefits I wish to utter Of couplets that are in order

Mausoleum of Her Majesty Riau VI, Raja Jafar (1805 - 1832) and King Ali Marhum Kantor (1844 - 1857)

o you know that one of the opening stanzas from the above Gurindam Dua Belas or Twelve Couplets is a milestone in Malay literature, as well as Bahasa Indonesia, the national language of this nation? The writer, Raja Ali Haji, is known as the father of

Bahasa Indonesia, and the residence of this poet is an island that is almost uncharted on the map due to its petite size. But however small it is, its role in the history of the nation is quite significant.

ONE SMALL ISLAND AMONG THE THOUSANDS


A short ferry ride from the island of Batam takes me to Bintan. Although it has become the provincial capital of the Riau Islands, Tanjung Pinang still retains its old town feel. As I exit the harbour Im instantly greeted by vintage road stalls; shop under, residence above. The roofs are decorated in Chinese style and the materials are still planks, quite a unique Chinatown. I imagined this might have been what Singapore was like decades ago. From here my main target of Penyengat Island is only 15 minutes away by perahu klotok (a local motorized fishing boat). That morning I was the sole passenger. The boat started to zip through the calm strait, and soon the center of the Malayan kingdom was right in front of my eyes. Over a thousand years ago the Nusantara and Southeast Asian archipelagos were referred to as the Malay Archipelago.
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Graveyard of Raja Ali Haji and Engku Puteri Hamidah

Boats in Bintan Island ready to bring passangers to small islands nearby

With the promise of protection from the British Empire and a number of payments, Raffles succeeded in persuading the rulers of the Malay Sultanate to hand over Tumasik Island (Singapore) for good. The golden age of Penyengat then started.
The Malay world stretched from as far as southern Thailand to the west, reaching the southern Philippines (and some historians even mentioned its influence spreading as far as Madagascar). In 1804 the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Mahmud, gifted Penyengat Island to his wife Engku Puteri Hamidah, who was of Bugis blood, as part of the wedding dowry. At that time many Bugis were statespersons and held important positions in the Johor Sultanate, as the Bugis people had migrated to the Riau area after the defeat of Sultan Hasanuddin in 1667 (before that they migrated to Sulawesi after Malacca was defeated by the Portuguese in 1511). After the death of Sultan Mahmud, Engku Puteri became an important figure because she held the sultanate regalia. With the promise of protection from the British Empire and a number of payments, Raffles succeeded in persuading the rulers of the Malay Sultanate (including Engku Puteri) to hand over
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Tumasik Island (Singapore) for good. The golden age of Penyengat then started. With substantial support, both politically and financially, Penyengat attracted a number of Malayan intellectual figures of the time, including Muslim ulemas or clerics from Malay and the Middle East. Studies of language, literature and religion flourished. The small island became a center of culture.

PHENOMENAL ARCHITECTURE
Sitting at the bow, the houses built above the water became more and more visible as I approached, and even clearer was the bright yellow Sultan Riau Mosque. This was apparently one of the remnants of the affluence of the past. A mosque with a tower jutting up at each of its four corners, and unlike the common mosque towers that feature onion dome tops, the Sultan Riau Mosque has sharp pointed tops. And reminiscent of Disneyland with a pretty yellow color.

HERO WITHOUT SWORD


My journey continues, and after just several moments riding on the back of the motorcycle taxi I find myself at the front of the burial complex. There is a large announcement board that my eye cannot miss that states, Raja Ali Haji, National Hero of Bahasa Indonesia. No doubt, this was an important yet forgotten historical site. As you may or may not know, the couplet with its 12 verses is a monumental Malay literal work of art. Written by Raja Ali Haji in the year 1847, it was first published in the year 1854 in the Tijdschrft van het Bataviaasch Genootschap No II in Batavia (current day Jakarta). The couplet tells of religion and the good livelihood of man that is filled with wonderful meanings. He also wrote the Bustan Al-Katibin (Malay Grammar) and the Kitab Pengetahuan Bahasa (Language Book of Knowledge) in 1851. Not less than 60 literary works were produced in the golden age of the Riau Sultanate, and he was one among the few who became a hero with the pen as his weapon.

OWNER OF SINGAPORE
Besides the burial site of Raja Ali Haji, here is also the burial of Engku Putri Hamidah, the owner of Penyengat as well as the regalia holder of the Riau Sultanate Lingga, Johor and Pahang. This queen who passed away in 1884 was a woman of great influence. Tumasik (Singapore), which was 64 km northwest, was under her rule before it was handed over to Raffles in 1819. Around the inner walls of the mausoleum of Engku Puteri are engraved verses from the Gurindam Dua Belas, verse 1 to 12 in its completeness. From what I have learned, Engku Puteri and Raja Ali Haji indeed are blood related.

RAFFLES, THE MALACCAN SULTANATE AND SINGAPORE


Throughout the journey I barely encountered any people. The houses were mostly along the coastline, surrounded with tranquillity. From site to site this setting lets the mind run free, about how this island had seen such historical moments happening on it. Perhaps Raffles was inspired by the success of Malacca as the center of trade three centuries earlier. Malacca in the 16th century was a kingdom and a town of commerce as recorded by Tom Pires, a Portuguese explorer who once made a trip to the center of Islamic teachings in the Malay Archipelago (from Tom Pires notes, the Portuguese mobilized to takeover Malacca and its spice Tanjung Pinang culinary choices

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FROM AND TO SINGAPORE

BERAKIT

LOME TANJUNG UBAN BINTAN BUYU BINTAN BAY TEMBELING KANGKO CIKOLEK TELUK BAKAU

BINTAN ISLAND

PENGUJIAN ISLAND LOBAM ISLAND

GESEK LOS ISLAND PENYENGAT ISLAND FROM AND TO SINGAPORE SENGGARANG

TANJUNG PINANG

KIJANG AIRPORT

It only took 15 minutes to circle the island nonstop. I am still in awe of this small 2,500 by 700-meter island that is so filled with history, and how this island now has seemingly sunk amidst the progress of time like a turning wheel.
trade, and then continued to Banda, Ternate-Tidore and all over Indonesia in general). Raffles really seemed to want to get a hold of this small colony, and this was apparent in his relentless efforts in making Bengkulu a center of trade during his time as Governor General in Batavia. The effort proved futile, and on his second try he put in more effort, this time his gaze fell upon Tumasik (Singapore). This was merely a wild guess. Clearly, a study revealed 2,000 ships and boats coming out of the Malacca port by the day, roughly equal to the number of ships in Singapore now! 84 languages were used by the traders from all around the world in this port.

DOMPAK ISLAND

again. Before returning to the Sultan Riau mosque, at the left there is the tomb of Raja Abdurrahman, Yamtuan Muda the 5th, who was of Bugis blood. It was during his rule that the Sultan Riau mosque was built. It only took 15 minutes to circle the island nonstop. I am still in awe of this small 2,500 by 700-meter island that is so filled with history, and how this island now has seemingly sunk amidst the progress of time like a turning wheel. Perhaps Penyengat withstands it all with its simplicities, but it would be really great if the Indonesian people would have more understanding about their own nations history and pay a visit to this mostly forgotten fragment. It is time that the local government and the people try to prevent such duped tendencies. Meanwhile visitors who are attracted to knowledge and history seemingly mostly come from the neighbouring country of Malaysia and the ancient manuscripts brought out. Or, perhaps it is better that way. They are rescued instead of destroyed or lost for good. That way the knowledge is preserved and can be used even more widely. We must not blame others for our own wrongs, but why dont we appreciate the knowledge that has been passed down from generations from Penyengat that we should carry on? Just a small thought. And of course I hope to be able to get back to this Cultural Capital of the Malay World. Some other time! Text and photos by Alcibbum Photography

HERITAGE OF KNOWLEDGE
The journey continued, this time circling the island westward. After going through the Balai Adat Hall, the route turns northwards

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FROM DAWN TO DUSK


The Muara Angke fish market is one of the historical markets in Jakarta that is truly worth a visit. Its a unique place not like any other places in Jakarta. Just like the city, day and night, the market almost never sleeps...

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he sun has just appeared, but the crowd of the market has been very buzzing. In the morning, fishermen come to

200 tons of fresh fish daily to the capital city. It becomes very alive after midnight, its busiest time, when fish traders come to purchase fish to resell at traditional markets and supermarkets all over the city. The fishermen come from all over Indonesia and reside in villages nearby. They start their day when most of us are still deep in slumber. They go out fishing and sometimes dont get back until a week later. 31-year old Haryono, a fisherman from Tegal, has been living and working at

Muara Angke since 1995. On good days he can get as much as 10 tons of fish. However, the past two months havent been really good as he was only able to catch 1 or 2 tons of fish. The waves have been really strong these past two months and the weather has been rough. Its not a good time at all, says Haryono. Despite the hard time, the warehouselike market is still brimming with various sea life, so vibrant and phenomenal. Prawns, squid, lobsters, eels, baby

bring their catch of the day, and the market keeps busy until night time when grilled seafood is sold in the nearby huts, inviting visitors with the delicious aroma, so different from the raw, permeating stench that waits at the entrance of the market. The 24-hour market supplies up to
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octopus and a vast array of fish of all sizes, shapes and colors are on display. Some are so enormous that it is hard to believe that these sea creatures can be found in the Sea of Java. Haryono and his fellow fishermen sometimes sail as far as the island of Karimun Java in Central Java or Lampung to catch the fish. They usually arrive with their catch at dawn and the port workers who have been sleeping on their carts spring to their feet to unload the catch and then carry it to the market. The fishermen

make from Rp 100,000 to Rp 300,000 every time they come back from fishing. By mid-morning the market is operating in full swing. Customers start to come, making their way from stall to stall looking for the freshest catch with the best prices. Many of them are restaurant owners restocking their supply. Most customers are wearing rubber boots because the market floor is always wet and the area is often flooded when the tide is high. Customers usually bring their own cooler or bucket because the
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Most shermen catch the sh in areas all over Indonesia. They arrive very early in the morning bringing the fresh catch of sea life that will supply the city. Pictured above is a sherman that has just arrived at the port a few hours before the dawn appears over the horizon of the capital city.

As dusk is approaching, a totally different type of customer comes to the market. This type of customer comes in cars, usually in groups. Each restaurant is a four by ten meter hut, with hawkers standing in front luring visitors with their delicious menu. Besides being grilled, fish are also served in various ways such as deepfried and buttered fried and served with various sauces and condiments.

vendors will only put the fish in plastic bags that are often torn and emanate stench. It is advisable for first time customers to take time to browse the market to find the freshest fish. The easiest way to tell whether a fish is fresh is by its smell and by the color of its eyes. If they are red, it means that the fish is not fresh. However, the stench of the market is so overpowering it is almost impossible to smell anything else, therefore caution needs to be exercised. Like in most traditional markets, customers have to bargain for the best price. It varies, but generally the prices are 50% cheaper than at the supermarket. The price largely depends on the weather. If the weather is good and the fishermen
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come with a big catch, the price will be lower and vice versa. Pay attention if the price is too low, for sometimes that fish is no longer fresh. Muara Angke is notorious for scams as well. There are vendors who purposely put red dye on the gills to give the impression that the fish is still fresh. But dont worry too much; just wander around the market and you will see which fish are fresh and which ones are not. It is very exciting to see how many sea creatures are available in the market with very affordable prices. As dusk is approaching, a totally different type of customer comes to the market. This type of customer comes in cars, usually in groups. They are friends and families who come for a nice grilled seafood dinner in the

open-air restaurants along the market. Each restaurant is a four by ten meter hut, with hawkers standing in front luring visitors with their delicious menu. Besides being grilled, fish are also served in various ways such as deep-fried and buttered fried and served with various sauces and condiments. Customers can shop for their own fish in the market and bring it to the hut to be grilled for only Rp 10,000 Rp 15,000 per kg including unlimited rice and various sauces. If they prefer not to buy their own fish, it will cost about Rp 40,000 per kg. Every restaurant has two sitting areas. One is the long table and chairs typical in many hawker food warungs in Indonesia and the other is a raised platform where

A woman with a happy face after welcoming her husband back from two weeks at sea. Within a short time, the fresh sh are moved from the shermens boat to customers cars, while the rest of the catch is sold to seafood lovers who wait for to enjoy. Below picture is a port worker who falls asleep while waiting to unload another boat that come to port.

customers can sit on cushions. While waiting for their fish to be grilled, customers can nibble on the traditional food made of fish and flour called otakotak, which is commonly found in seafood places and sells for as low as Rp. 600 each. On the drink list, there are many choices of fruit juices and a whole young coconut for Rp. 3,000 each. With its plethora of sights, smells and sounds Muara Angke offers a different kind of Jakarta experience, far from the glitz and glamour that the city is famous for, with these two worlds coexisting and certainly adding a different layer to the city. Text by Patricia Ivana Photos by Josua Alessandro www.josuaalessandro.com
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HOT IN THE KITCHEN


Melia Purosani Jogjakarta has a new talent joining the hotels kitchen. It is Robertus Wisnu Untoro, the newly appointed Executive Chef who has already lent his talents to several star hotels in Jakarta, Bandung, Bali, Surabaya and Pontianak. He has also worked in cruise ship kitchens that toured around five different continents. His new dishes will be served on the tables of the El Patio Coffee Shop, Ching San Chinese Restaurant, Pub Med Bar and Parangsari Restaurant. During September, Chef Wisnu will prepare exotic foods such as Ayam Rorojonggrang, Sate Blora, Pan Fried Seared Scallop and Thai Prawn Manggo Salad, which could set a culinary trend in the town of Jogjakarta. Melia Purosani, Jl. Suryotomo 31, Yogyakarta, (0274) 589-521 www.meliajogja.com

FRENCH FINESSE
Hotel Mulia Senayan proudly presents its excellent menu of French culinary offerings paired with selection of complimentary world-class wines from the renowned Chteau Barreyre Winery in Langoiran, Bordeaux, France throughout September. The menu is a creation of Chef Florian Lamelot, who has 3 Michelin-Star restaurant experience, and will be available for lunch and dinner. Chteau Barreyre produces the red wines Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc at its flourishing estate. The winery has been producing fine wines since 1731 and has been receiving countless medals from a variety of prestigious wine festivals and competitions throughout the world. Hotel Mulia Senayan, Jalan Asia Afrika, Senayan, Jakarta (021) 574-7777, for Reservations call (021) 575-3299

GREEN IN FASHION
Alila Hotel Jakarta and dKayla celebrated Indonesias Independence Day by having a Go Green Fashion Show held on August 10. The fashion show was set at the nearby swimming pool and opened by the wife of the Algerian Ambassador, Mrs. Belarbi Zakia. As appreciation about the countrys heritage textile Batik, there were 32 exclusive batik designs from DKayla displayed during the show. Attending the show were representatives from other embassies in Jakarta, and it is hoped that this will increase the awareness of Batik internationally. Alila Jakarta, Jl. Pecenongan Kav 7-17, Jakarta Pusat (021) 231-6008, www.alilahotels.com/jakarta

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Bali Tropic Resort & Spa

HOTELHIGHLIGHTS
Bali Tropic Resort & Spa is an all-inclusive hotel that epitomizes the authentic Balinese architecture and style fringed by whitesand and crystalline sea--s. It combines nature, rejuvenating spa treatments, and a host of recreational activities to give you the ultimate tropical retreat... Perched gracefully between the ocean and the sky, embraced by the lush tropical landscape, resort serenity designed for indulgence, the ambience is definitely natural, a place of beauty beyond imagining. The resort offers 130 deluxe rooms, 14 royal bungalows and 3 2-bedroom suites, each featuring individually controlled air conditioning, private bath/showers, satellite TV, IDD, minibars, and tea/coffee making facilities, safe deposit box. Vast choices for dining include three restaurants and four bars, serving international barbecue buffet dinner. Bali Tropical Spa has 10 treatment rooms with private shower and bathtub offering traditional massages, body scrubs, facial and other therapies to choose from. Experience the authentic Balinese hospitality.

All Inclusive
Jl. Pratama 34A, Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua Tel: (62) 361 772130, Fax: (62) 361 772131 E-mail: hotel@balitropic-resort.com Website: www.balitropic-resort.com

Hotel Santika Kuta Bali


Hotel Santika Kuta is a strategic base from which to explore the island of Bali at leisure. Located in the heart of Kutas vibrant shopping and dining district, the property is just minutes from the islands celebrated sunset beach. Within easy reach to the airport and other popular sites of interest, Hotel Santika Kuta welcomes travellers from all walks of life with genuine hospitality. The Superior Room anticipates the needs of todays traveller with a smart decor in earthy tones and modern conveniences to ensure a relaxing experience. It is an exceptionally comfortable base for business or leisure guests during their time on the island of Bali. Appetites are satisfied at Kafe Serani. This open-plan dining area serves an extensive buffet breakfast and a more substantial menu of Indonesian and Western cuisine as well as light refreshments.
Jln Raya Kuta 98, Kuta, Bali - Indonesia Ph: +62 361 764-033, 764-044 Fax: +62 361 764-041 kutabali@santika.com www.santikakutabali.com

Meet in style with a fully equipped meeting room located just off the lobby, designed to accommodate 50 participants in a classroom setup, and 35 delegates in a U-shape configuration. Meeting package rates with attractive incentives are available on request.

Maxi Hotel & Spa


The Maxi Hotel & Spa is situated in the heart of Balis shopping and nightlife district. Centrally located, the property offers an ideal base for visitors wishing to explore Bali while keeping all the islands best shops, bars, restaurants and beaches within easy walking distance. Hotel facilities and services include restaurant, bar, meeting room, massage and spa, room service, swimming pool with Jacuzzi, childrens pool, laundry and dry cleaning service, airport pickup and transfer, snack bar, tour desk, doctor on call, free car park, baby sitter upon request, broadband internet connection, major credit cards accepted, individually controlled air-conditioning, local and IDD telephone, satellite TV, daily mineral water, private bathroom with bathtub and shower, mini bar, personal electronic safe deposit, tea & coffee maker. The balcony overlooking the swimming pool and landscaped tropical garden offers a private area for relaxing.
Jl. Legian 83A, Legian Tel: (0361) 754-082 Fax: (0361) 750-792 E-mail: info@maxi-hotel.com Website: www.maxi-hotel.com

The hotel is less than 15 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport; 20 minutes drive to Denpasar, 30 minutes from Sanur, Nusa Dua and within 45 minutes drive to the artistic centre of Ubud and about 350 meters from Balis famous Kuta Beach.

The Dreamland Luxury Villas & Spa


The Dreamland Luxury Villas & Spa is a new destination for those who want to experience the atmosphere of first class service with state of the art facilities. 42 Private Pool Villas are available with different categories; 1 bedroom suite villa, 2 and 3 bedroom family villas to meet every guests dream. The Dream Spa is a fantastic hide away spa destination for the mind, body and soul. Featuring 3 Romantic Spa Rooms with double spa bed, shower, Jacuzzi, Sauna and spa locker. From the moment you enter into the resorts lobby you can see the amazing Ocean Views, nice breeze, breathe in the fresh air, you can feel the sensation of the tranquil up hill environment. The Dream Spa is where a heavenly atmosphere invites you to relax, with an assortment of treatments invite you to indulge. Let the sensation of the Dream Spas atmosphere pamper and comport you soon. In the Ungasan village, high on the southernmost peninsula of the island of Bali. Ten minutes to Dreamland beach, from your villa by our free shuttle service.

Jl. Raya Uluwatu, Br. Bakung Sari, Ungasan, South Kuta, Bali Tel. (0361) 708 199; Fax. (3361) 708 168 E-mail: reservation@dreamland-villa.com sales@dreamland-villa.com www.dreamland-villa.com

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FIRST & FAVOURITE


Aston International has recently expanded its trendy Fave Hotel brand with its first hotel in Jakarta. The Fave Hotel Wahid Hasyim is located right in the center of Jakarta on Jalan M.H. Thamrin, offering 70 functional, comfortable and stylish yet affordable guest rooms with free high speed Wifi throughout hotel, in room massages, and laundry service. The location is very near to numerous places to hang out including Jaya Pub, Plaza Indonesia Shopping Center, Grand Indonesia Shopping Town and Monumen Nasional (National Monument/Monas). The Fave Hotel Wahid Hasyim is part of new select service brand to deliver inexpensive, fresh, attractive and contemporary affordable accommodations by Aston International. The established services are in Denpasar and Surabaya and soon will be opening in Balis fashionable Seminyak district. Fave Hotel Wahid Hasyim, Jl. K. H. Wahid Hasyim No. 135, Jakarta (021) 392-1002, WahidHasyimInfo@FaveHotels.com

HERITAGE OF PRINTS
Indonesia: the Global Home of Batik, will be the theme for the upcoming World Batik Summit 2011 that will be held from September 28 - October 2 at JJCC Assembly Halls 1,2,3. Cendrawasih Room 1/1 at main lobby of Plenary Hall (Ground Floor) in Jakarta. The programs included are plenary sessions and workshop visits to several representative locations around the city, such as the Jakarta Textile Museum and the Parang Kencana Workshop. There will also be gallery performances of international leaders, celebrities, fashion leaders who are featured in Batik. Next on the agenda is an exhibition of all batik products, a Gala Dinner and Fashion Show (Cultural Performance) that will be held simultaneously with the Opening Night Gala Dinner that will invite top Indonesian and international fashion houses whose works have featured batik such as Deanoor (Malaysia), Kouru (Japan), Saksit (Thailand), Tarum (India), Ika Butoni (Hongkong), Lu Kun (Shanghai/ China), Indonesian Designer Ramli, Sebastian Gunawan, Anne Avantie, Carmanita and many more. The World Batik Summit 2011 is presented by Yayasan Batik Indonesia, Gedung Departemen Perindustrian 15th flr., Jl. Gatot Subroto Kav. 52 -53, Jakarta (021) 525-3790, www.indonesia.worldbatiksummit.com.

NEW STYLISH SERVICE


The Plaza Hotel Glodok has recently opened in the heart of Indonesias capital city of Jakarta. Its strategic location will allow guests to easily go from one place to another and then relax in a comfortable room. Offering a new and fresh stylish hotel, The Plaza Hotel Glodok is ready to give the best service to its guests visiting Jakarta for travel or business with its spacious Standard/ Deluxe rooms with king size beds and duvets, a 32 inch LCD TV screen, international TV channels, free WiFi, in-room safe deposit box, walk in shower, and 24 hour front office service. It also accepts major credit cards for payments. The Plaza Hotel Glodok, Glodok Plaza 3rd Floor Jl. Pinangsia Raya No. 1, Jakarta, (021) 625-5999 www.plazahotelglodok.com

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DANOYA VILLA
PRIVATE LUXURY RESIDENCES
After a complete makeover and full maintenance in early 2011, Danoya Villa is back offering the new atmosphere of relaxing tropical villas, mixing openplan architecture with an Indonesian touch. They are stylishly furnished with all the benefits that are expected at a luxury resort which have been tailored for a clientele that demands the very best in construction, management, services and amenities. Danoya Villa is only 40 minutes away from Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport. Close to restaurants, shopping precinct of Seminyak and the entertainment district of Oberoi. Only a few minutes from the beach, the villas are accessible to all the leisure activities associated with a Balinese getaway - the countryside around the resort is surrounded by the rice fields of Batubelig.

private luxury residences

Jalan Batubelig 559, Kerobokan, Kuta Bali Tel: (0361) 735 305 | Fax: (0361) 733 372 E-mail: reservation@danoya.com | Website: www.danoya.com

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MUSCULAR PERFORMANCE
Ganesha Gallery will have a painting exhibition by Balinese artist-writer-intellect-visionary, Wayan Kun Adnyana, presenting the theme Theatre of the Body from September 1-October 3. His paintings not only show visual feasts demonstrating a firm grasp of the human anatomy in composition and color but also psychological, mythic-poetic triumphs. In his Theatre of the Body exhibition Kun has returned to the Renaissance belief that the human body was the center and measure of all art. Muscular Balinese men dressed only in loincloths embrace and wrestle each other. In a comment on the Balinese inability to express their emotions in public, all of them are masked hiding their true feelings. Kuns realistic allegorical work based on anthropomorphic images is also reminiscent of that of his friends Putu Sutawijaya and Nyoman Masriadi, all Balinese belonging to the same generation. They represent the visual discussion initiated by Balinese writer-anthropologist Degung Santikarma who wryly wrote about the difficulties faced by the Balinese in trying to strike a balance between being contemporary world citizens and old tourist stereotypes that wish to cast them as happy natives. Here Kun explores this identity in true Balinese fashion as a theatrical event in which he plays the role of the dalang, the priest-like puppet master of the shadow puppets. Ganesha Gallery is open from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Ganesha Gallery at Four Seasons Resorts Bali, Jimbaran (0361) 701-010, www.fourseasons.com

A HEART WARMING
Warisan Restaurant in collaboration with Christina Iskandar supports the children of the YPAC Center for handicapped and mentally challenged children (ages 10 17) by exhibiting their artwork as part of a cocktail, dining and entertainment silent auction in order to raise funds for their general livelihood as well as wheelchair equipment and parts. There will be 15 children showcasing their artwork on the night. The exhibition will be held at the Warisan Restaurant on September 23 from 6 p.m. - 11.30 p.m. The selection of programs are Cocktail & Canape, Dinner, and late entertainment. Donations of art supplies are welcome, and please drop them off at Warisan on the night. Contact Christina at 082-146-337-469 for more information, or if you want to reserve tables please contact Warisan Restaurant, Jl. Raya Kerobokan No. 38, Br Taman, Kuta (0361) 731-175, 749-2796, info@warisanrestaurant.com www.warisanrestaurant.com
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DININGDIRECTORY

Basilico Italian Pavilion & Bar

Budesa Indonesia Grill & Seafood

asilico Italian Pavilion & Bar is an elegant, yet cozy, Italian restaurant, with indoor and outdoor garden seating. It offers an intimate dining room with great views of the sea, beach and marvelous gardens. The restaurant serves fresh home-made pasta, pizza and other Italian specialties. Enjoy the relaxing ambience and savor a truly satisfying dining experience. Located right on the sandy beach of Sanur and surrounded by 7 hectares of tropical garden, discover a perfect culinary experience at Sanur Beach Bali. Open daily for lunch and dinner from 11.00am 11.00pm

o you often feel tired and confused with your daily bustles? Do you miss the cool rural atmospheres? Do you want to enjoy your meal in peace and friendliness?

Head to the newly opened Budesa Restaurant in Kuta, where you can enjoy a meal in a calm and cozy atmosphere. Come as you are, and be greeted by the rushing sounds of clear water and rural voices. Select your live gourami, crab, or favorite selection from our live aquariums, and savor the best flavors with our authentic Indonesian recipes in no time. Enjoy the delicious Indonesian food and fresh seafood dishes. For reservations, please dial: (0361) 7955-909 or (0361) 768-244

Basilico Italian Pavilion & Bar


Jl. Danau Tamblingan, Sanur 80228, Bali Indonesia P.62 361 288011 F.62 361 281 755 E-mail: hsb.fb@aerowisatahotels.com www.sanurbeachhotelbali.com

Budesa Indonesia Grill & Seafood Jalan By-Pass Ngurah Rai No. 888 Simpang Siur, Kuta - Bali P. 62 361 7955909 F. 62 361 768 244 info@budesa-restaurant.com budesa-restaurant.com

BRASSERIE fresh, grill, roasted

Rush Bamboo Restaurant

see, feel, and taste the difference


Dining Inspiration ...
Discover the scrumptious fine fresh food in a warm and stunning ambience with air conditioned dining room or terrace setting. Begin the journey of your culinary delights, from the delectable appetizer to the mouth watering dessert, all with affordable prices of the best food quality selections: tasty seafood, choose from the daily fresh caught seafood display, live action from teppanyaki griddle, make your own sandwich at the sandwich counter, fresh salad, roasted display: peking duck & ribs, a selection of Asian & Western cuisine, and a wide range of exotic tropical cocktails and drinks at the Bar. HAPPY HOURS 25% disc on beverages from 9 pm to 11 pm, except premium brands. We look forward to welcoming and serving you at the new BRASSERIE, daily open for all day dining from 11 am to 12 midnight.

Japanese fusion-style cooking arrives at The Elysian Commencing this April, Rush Bamboo Restaurant presents our guests with a completely new concept for Bali. Inspired by the variety of worldwide cuisines that continue to arrive in Bali along with the increase in tourism from distant shores, Executive Chef Surya Negara (aka, Chef Banjar) will be creating a series of unique, Japanese-inspired fusion meals. Chef Banjar will design an original 4-course set menu every day but only after a visit to the local markets. This means he can take advantage of the freshest produce, ensuring taste sensations that are both innovative and exhilarating. Each meal presentation will reflect the exotic flavours and delicate touch of Japanese cuisine yet will always take a note of inspiration from his Balinese background.

Jl. Kartika Plaza ( next to BALI RANI HOTEL ), Kuta, Bali. T +62 361 751369 ext.709

THE ELYSIAN Jl. Sari Dewi 18, Seminyak, Kuta, Bali Indonesia 80361 T +62 361 730999 F +62 361 737509 E info@theelysian.com www.theelysian.com

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CHEERS AND DRINKS!


Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel is happy to celebrate Bavarian culture at Oktoberfest 2011 with Beer, Music and Fun. Come and enjoy this annual folk festival with your friends, family and colleagues from September 30 - October 2 in the Party Tent located between the Discovery Shopping Mall and the Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel. The concept of Oktoberfest is to enjoy beer and authentic German specialties accompanied by a live Humpapa Band performance and various exciting games & door prizes that represent one of the worlds largest and the most popular event in Germany, attended by over six million people every year. This event held at the Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel will be a very traditional and authentic Bavarian Party, similar to the one back home in Germany. No admission will be charged and the fair is open to the public starting from 5 p.m. on September 30 and 10 a.m. on October 1-2. Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel & Villas Jalan Kartika Plaza, Kuta, (0361) 751-067 www.discoverykartikaplaza.com

TOGETHER IN HARMONY
Bandung International Folklore Festival (BIFF) 2011 will be held again after its first show in 2007. This international art and culture event will be run from September 23 - October 1 by the community of Businesses & Management ITB (Bandung Institute of Technology). The theme for this year is Riung Mungpulung, which means To be Together. The event will be held at several places in Bandung including Gedung Indonesia Menggugat, Gedung Sate, Dago Tea House and will end at Lapangan Gasibu. Delegates from other countries have been invited to this event including from the Philippines, Mexico, Holland, Poland, and others. Artists from Bandung and all around Indonesia will collaborate to play traditional music and harmony. For more information call 081-792-083-88 www.bandungfolklorefest.com.
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WONDERFUL WISHES
W Retreat & Spa Bali in partnership with Jemme Jewellery raised over USD 110,000 from its first annual Bali Ball. The donation came from the gala dinner and live auction and went to Bali Kids, a non-profit organization that supports orphans in need of medical assistance. 13 orphans presented a traditional Balinese dance set to contemporary music and hip-hop numbers. Wish balloons were released by guests in a firework program on the beach soon after the bidding was over. 10% of all beverage sales from the WooBar were also donated that evening. W Retreat & Spa Bali, Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak (0361) 473-8106, www.whotels.com/baliseminyak

A GREEN CELEBRATION
Aerowisata Hotel Sanur Beach Bali celebrated its 37th anniversary by presenting its new commitment of Going Green. To prove their dedication to Mother Nature, the management and staff gathered at Pengembak Beach to hand-in-hand clean the beach by collecting garbage, plastic cans and bottles, and planting trees; bringing back the fame of beautiful Sanur Beach. After the event, all the employees had an extravagant luncheon and watched a 10minute movie to get further knowledge about the eco movement and how to apply it to their daily lives. Aerowisata Sanur Beach Hotel Bali, Jalan Danau Tamblingan, Sanur, (0361) 288-011 www.sanurbeachhotelbali.com, www.aerowisatahotels.com

ITS HARVEST TIME!


Accor Bali Hotels celebrated Earth Guest Day in collaboration with public health service organization Manu Waluya by having a four-month Verticulture program for YPAC (Organization of Disabled Children) Jimbaran students and teachers. The team together with the students harvested their own vegetables that were planted last May at the YPAC School. To entertain the children, Chef Adi from the Mercure Resort Sanur held a cooking demonstration using the recently harvested vegetables to prepare a healthy meal for all YPAC Jimbarans teachers and students. www.accorhotels.com

APPEAR N SURVIVE
Nikko Bali Resort recently discovered five sea turtle nests on the beach in front of the resort that had more than 500 eggs inside. The resort hatched more than 300 eggs and released 144 sea turtle babies from two nests. Not all the eggs successfully hatched due to their sensitivity to climate and weather conditions. Guests and their children enthusiastically lined up to take part in releasing the babies on to the sand to explore the ocean while hoping that the turtles will come back to lay their eggs on the beach in the future. Nikko Bali Resort and Spa, Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Nusa Dua, (0361) 773-377 www.nikkobali.com.
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PERFORMANCES IN THE SKY


Bali Hyatt flew eight wonderful Balinese kite creations at their 14th Annual Kite Festival this year with Water is Life as the theme. The festival started at 10 a.m. with a parade from the Telaga Naga Restaurant that proceeded to the beachfront accompanied by the sounds of Baleganjur (Balinese Orchestra). A few days later, the International Kite Festival 2011 was held on Mertasari Beach in Sanur. Thai Airways flew its I Fly Thai kite made from the finest kite material with the latest technology in a unique shape that attracted hundred thousand of participants and viewers, Balinese, Indonesians, tourists and expatriates alike. It was flown by a famous THAI Heritage kite couple team from Thailand. As the sponsor of the event, Thai Airways presented Mr.Putu Agus Adiputra from the Monster Club with a return ticket to Bangkok as the winner of new threedimensional creation category, so he can participate in next years competition, the Thailand International Kite Festival 2012. Bali Hyatt, Jalan Danau Tamblingan, Sanur, (0361) 281-234 www.bali.resort.hyatt.com Thai Airways International, Inna Grand Bali Beach Hotel, (0361) 288-141 www.thaiairways.co.id www.thaiairways.com

SUPERB COLABORATION
Alila Villas Soori hosted a special event of culinary excellence at its beachfront dining venue, Cotta Restaurant. Special guest chef Tony Howel from Cape Lodge in Western Australia met with Alila Villas Sooris home chef Ashton Hall to create superb creations, each bringing their specialties to Alilas culinary fans. The collaborative chefs dinner featured a six-course menu accompanied by Howard Park Wines Western Australias largest familyowned winery with established wineries in both Margaret River and The Great Southern. Alila Villas Soori, Banjar Dukuh, Desa Kelating, Kecamatan Kerambitan, Tabanan, (0361) 894-6388, www.alilavillassoori.com

SPREAD THE MUSIC


Marketeers and MarkPlus, Inc. presented a campaign program to help promote Komodo Island as The Real Wonder of the World. This program was their initiative to take part in spreading the word about the beauty of Komodo National Park as a tourism destination with amazing wildlife, nature, underwater life, culture and sustainability. This program is part of the Wonderful Indonesia campaign that will also promote other The Real Wonder of the World tourism destinations in Indonesia. The programs were Concert for Komodo, which was held on Kuta Beach on July 30 with performances of ethnic music from East Nusa Tenggara by Dwiki Dharmawan and friends, the launching of the Komodo Apps Challenge, and Komodo Nights that will be held in Sydney and Chicago. www.the-marketeers.com www.realwonderoftheworld.com

CHARITY GATHERING
Astana Hotel Management conducted a Buka Puasa Bersama (Fast Breaking Gathering) on August 5 to celebrate the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Travel partners and hoteliers attended and shared a joyful moment with some less fortunate orphans and the BAZDA Authority (Governments Regional Charity Agency). The Managing Director of Astana Hotel Management Mr. Ricky Wirapatria handed over the donation to the orphans and BAZDA as part of their CSR program. Astana Bali Hotel Management Jl. Bali Deli 28, Seminyak, (0361) 733-950, 731-267 www.astanabali.com.
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SURF TO TOP
The Oakley Pro Junior 2011 was held from August 1-14 at Canggu Beach, where Ida Bagus Simarai trumped 2010 Coca-Cola ISC Pro Junior and Open Champion Putra Hermawan to take his first-ever contest and won over USD 1,000 as well as wildcard spot in the Oakley World Pro Junior competition this October. Simarai and top ranked pro junior Darmaputra Tonjo will be Indonesias two wildcards, competing against worlds best pro junior surfers for a one-in-a-lifetime chance at a share of the USD 75,000 prize pool. The ASP Oakley World Pro Junior will be held at Keramas Beach in Bali from October 3-14 2011. www.oakleyprojunior.com; www.isctour.com

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SKAL INTERNATIONAL BALI


An International Association of Travel and Tourism Professionals Doing Business Among Friends
A SPECIAL LUNCH AT SANUR PARADISE PLAZA FOR FIVE PRESIDENTS
The President of the Skal Asian Area, Gerry Perez from Guam, the Vice President Southeast Asia and President of Skal Penang joined the Presidents of the three Skal Clubs in Indonesia, Urs Klee of Bali, Jim Weston of Jakarta and Nurcahyadhi of Yogyakarta at a delicious lunch hosted by the Immediate Past President of Skal Bali Keith Bell and Sanur Paradise EAM and Bali member Stuart Bowell. The eighty members and guests enjoyed an eye and palate pleasing lunch of Duck Consomm and Pan Fried Dory followed by a fabulous Chocolate Mousse Gateau - a great lunch to celebrate Skals great growth in Indonesia.

SKAL BALIS 165 MEMBERS MEET MONTHLY AT THE BEST VENUES. SET FOR 2011 ARE:
September 9, Ayodya Resort - Nusa Dua October 7, Golden Lotus at Dynasty - Kuta November 4, Huu Bar - Petitenget December 3, Skal Ball Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel
Skal International, the Worlds largest travel and tourism organization, founded in Paris in 1934 groups 20,000 industry management and professionals in 450 clubs in 90 countries. Skal Bali, Southeast Asias largest Skal Club, a leader in growth worldwide Membership and Information - contact our Secretariat Manager Gede Juwena; Telephone: 7840212, email: gede@skalbali.com; www.skalbali.com

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Jl. Sunset Road

Jl. Sunset Road


Jl. Han g Tuah

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Italy Consulate
Jl. Han g Tuah

NUSA DUA
Le Mayeur

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ACTION & ATTRACTION


BALI ORCHID GARDEN Enjoy the beauty of walking among hundreds of beautiful and rare orchids, Heliconia, Ginger and other interesting plants. A peaceful, natural and safe haven close to the city. Enjoy a drink and find unique souvenirs. Tel: 466-010, Fax: 466-011 www.baliorchidgardens.com E-mail: info@baliorchidgarden.biz BALI QUAD DISCOVERY TOURS - The Bali Quad and Bali Buggy tours both bring you to a part of Bali where you still can find old traditions alive. Drive yourself with a specially designed off-road vehicle that copes with all kinds of terrain, through an authentic part of the island, passing rice fields, crossing jungles and driving through a traditional Balinese village. The views during these tours are sometimes beyond description. BaliQuad (using ATVs / quad bikes) and BaliBuggy (using off-road cars) are located in different locations which offer different tracks. A special 2-in-1 adventure can be arranged, combining both off-road tours in one great adventurous day. BaliQuad, Jl. Wirasatya VI No.9X, Suwung Kangin, Denpasar Tel: 720-766; Fax: 727-956 www.baliquad.com; www.balibuggy.com

INTERNATIONAL NEWSPAPERS
NEWSPAPER DIRECT Bali widest range of daily newspapers from anywhere of the world. Chose from 1012 titles of 79 countries, daily, weekly or as you like it. This service delivers you the complete edition of your preferred hometown newspaper on the same day of publication to your hotel or residence on Bali. Contact your hotel or villa reception or call or email them for the selection and pricelist 0361 769414 / info@newspaperdirect-bali.com

TOURS & TRAVEL


ADVENTURE INDONESIA Tour Operator Tailored Made Itinerary, Special Interest Tours : Orangutan & Dayak, Komodo & Flores Adventure, Tana Toraja, Explore Irian Jaya Tribes, Fun Jungle Survival, Student Field Trips. BALI: Ruko Wana Segara 12A, Tel: (0361) 750 971, 750 964. JAKARTA: Wisma 31 kemang, 3rd floor tel: (021) 7182250/56, Email: info@adventureindonesia.com www.adventureindonesia.com ADVENTURE INDONESIA ready to be your professional outsource partner for your corporate outing and training event, ready to customize for the best result in indoor as well outdoor event activities. You decide how far the breakthrough you want to get in the event. And we will design the best program and most suitable facilities to make sure your goal achieved! Email : info@adventureindonesia.co.id, Tel (021) 7194427/7182256

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AIRLINES
AIRPORT OPERATOR: Tel: (0361) 751-011 CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS: Wisthi Sabha Building, 2nd Floor Ngurah Rai International Aiprort Call Centre: 0804-1-888888 CONTINENTAL MICRONESIA: Tel: (0361) 768-358, Fax: (0361) 768-369 ROYAL BRUNEI: Tel: (0361) 757-292 SINGAPORE AIRLINES: Jl. I Gusti Ngurah Rai, Airport Tel: (0361) 768-388, Fax: (0361) 768-383 GARUDA: Jl. Jalan Sugianyar 5 Denpasar Tel. (0361) 227-824, Fax: (0361) 226-298 24-hour access: 08071-807-807 MERPATI: Jl. Melati No. 51, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 235-358 Airport Tel: (0361) 751-011, ext. 5240/5242 Hotline: Tel: (0361) 722-740, 722-741 MANDALA AIRLINES: Komp. Plaza Kertawijaya, Jl. Diponogoro No. 98, Denpasar Reservation Call center 08041234567 NGURAH RAI AIRPORT: Tel/Fax: (0361) 759-761 THAI INTERNATIONAL: Grand Bali Beach Sanur, Tel: (0361) 288-141 QATAR AIRWAYS: Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel, South Kuta Beach Tel: (0361) 752-222; Fax: 753-788. Wisti Sabha Building, 2nd Floor, Ngurah Rai International Aiprort, Tel: (0361) 760-274 Fax: (0361) 760-275 DEPARTURE Arrive at the airport two hours prior to departure. A Rp. 150,000 international departure tax is required. Domestic departure fee is Rp 30,000. Residents pay an additional Rp. 2.5 million Fiscal tax for international departures, whereas holders of official tax registration (NPWP) numbers are Fiscal tax-exempt. Ngurah Rai Intl Airport, Tel: (0361) 751-011 CHILE: Jl. Jl. Pengembak Gg 1 No. 3, Sanur, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 756-781, Fax: (0361) 756-783 E-mail: chilehonconsulate@bali-villa.com CZECH REPUBLIC: Jl. Pengembak 17 Sanur. Tel: (0361) 286-465, Fax: (0361) 286-408 E-mail: bali@honorary.mzv.cz FRANCE: Jl. Mertasari Gg. II No. 8, Sanur Tel: (0361) 285-485, Fax: (0361) 286-406 E-mail: consul@dps.centrin.net.id GERMANY: Jl. Pantai Karang 17, Batujimbar, Sanur Tel: (0361) 288-535, Fax: (0361) 288-826 Email: germanconsul@bali-ntb.com HUNGARY: Marintur, Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 219, Sanur. Tel: (0361) 287-701, Fax: (0361) 287-456 Email: huconbali@telkom.net ITALY: Lotus Enterprises Building Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai, Jimbaran Tel: (0361) 701-005, Fax: (0361) 701-005 E-mail: italconsbali @italconsbali.org JAPAN: Jl. Raya Puputan 170, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 227-628, Fax: (0361) 265-066 E-mail: konjpdps@indo.net.id MALAYSIA: Alam Kulkul Boutique Resort Jl. Pantai Kuta Tel: (0361) 752-520, Fax: (0361) 766-373 E-mail: info@consulmalaysia-bali.com MEXICO: PT Puri Astina Putra Building Jl. Prof. Moh. Yamin 1A, Renon, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 223-266, Fax: (0361) 244-568 E-mail: consulmex@astinatravel.com NETHERLANDS: KCB Travel, Jl. Raya Kuta 127, Kuta Tel: (0361) 761-502, Fax: (0361) 752-777 E-mail: dutchconsulate@kcb-tours.com ROYAL DANISH: Jalan By Pass Ngurah Rai, no. 229, Sanur Tel: (0361) 8216-979, Fax: (0361) 287-931 E-mail: danishconsbali@gmail.com POLAND: Jl. Raya Petitenget No. 11, Block I/C, Banjar Umasari, Kerobokan Tel: (0361) 732-165, Fax: (0361) 732-165 E-mail: consul@balipolandconsulate.com SLOVAKIA: Jl.Gunung Agung 93, Denpasar 80118 Tel: (0361) 426-171, Fax: (0361) 426-477 E-mail: konsulslowakbali@yahoo.com SPAIN: Istana Kuta Galeria, Blok Vallet 2, No. 11 Jl. Patih Jelantik, Kuta Tel: (0361) 769-296, Fax: (0361) 769-296 E-mail: espana_bali@blueline.net.id SWEDEN & FINLAND: Segara Village Hotel, Jl. Segara Ayu Tel: (0361) 282-211, Fax: 282-211 E-mail: sweconsul@yahoo.com SWITZERLAND & AUSTRIA: Istana Kuta Galeria Blok Valet 2 No 12, Kuta Tel: (0361) 751-735, Fax: (0361) 754-457 E-mail: bali@honorarvertretung.ch THAILAND: Jl. Puputan Raya No. 81, Renon, Denpasar Fax: (0361) 263-310 E-mail: rtc_bali@thaimail.com TIMOR LESTE: Jl. Prof. Yamin No. 4, Renon, Denpsar Tel: (0361) 235-093, Fax: (0361) 235-092 E-mail: cgtl@dpsbali.com UNITED STATES: Jl. Hayam Wuruk 188, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 233-605, Fax: (0361) 222-426 E-mail: amcobali@indosat.net.id Ubud, Tel: (0361) 976-659, Fax: 974-229. Jl. Pengosekan, Ubud, open daily 8 am-6pm. ABIAN KAPAS: Tel: (0361) 227-176 East Denpasar. ANTONIO BLANCO: Tel: (0361) 975-502, 975-551, Ubud, open daily 8 am-5 pm. ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM: Tel: (0361) 942-352, Pejeng. Open 8 am - 3 pm weekdays. GEDONG KIRTYA HISTORICAL LIBRARY: Tel: (0362) 25141, Jl. Veteran, Singaraja. Open 7am - 3pm Monday - Thursday, until Fridaynoon, closed on weekends. GALLERY SENIWATI: Jl. Ubud Raya, Gianyar. Tel: (0361) 975-485 MUSEUM BALI: Tel: (0361) 235-059, 222-680, Jl. Let. Kol Wisnu, Denpasar. MUSEUM LE MAYEUR: Tel: (0361) 286-164, Jl. Hang Tuah, Sanur. Open 8 am - 2 pm, Tuesday - Sunday. MUSEUM MANUSA YADNYA: Mengwi, open daily, but often unattended. MUSEUM NEKA: Tel: (0361) 975-074, 975-034, Jl. Raya Campuan, Ubud open daily 9 am - 5 pm. MUSEUM PURI LUKISAN: Tel: (0361) 975-136, 971-159, Jl. Raya Ubud, Ubud, www.mpl-ubud.com MUSEUM RUDANA: Tel: (0361) 975-779, 976-479, Peliatan, Ubud. MUSEUM SUBAK: Tel: (0361) 810-315, Jl. Raya Kediri, Desa Sanggulan, Tabanan.

HEALTH&MEDICAL
Call an ambulance by dialing 118, but it is a lot more practical and quicker to hire a taxi. Most hotels have on-call doctors on standby. For Bali Belly, Lomotil and Imodium eliminate symptoms, but not gastro-related infections. A fever along with symptoms requires doctor-prescribed antibiotics. Drink as much liquid as possible. Isotonic drinks under various brand names are widely available and are known to replenish body hydration and replace uids. For discomfort, diarrhea and cramping, drink strong, hot tea; avoid fruits and spicy foods. Some day-biting mosquitoes carry dengue fever, but this is not a problem in tourist areas. Bali is non-malarial and prophylaxis is not required. Mosquito bites, cuts or abrasions easily become infected in the tropics. Treat them immediately. Drink only bottled or boiled water. Peel fruit before eating; avoid raw vegetables except at reputable restaurants. Ice in restaurants is safe. Protect yourself from the intense equatorial sun. Use high SPF sunblock and a hat. AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases are increasing in Indonesia. Local sex workers have multiple partners from around the world. They are not checked for sexually transmitted diseases. Act responsibly and use condoms, available over the counter at pharmacies.

TOURIST INFO.
INTEGRATED TOURISM INFORMATION CENTER (ITIC) A one-stop tourist information complex of ten provinces in Indonesia comprising Bali, Lampung, Jakarta, Banten, West Java, Central Java, East Java, Jogjakarta. Jl. Raya Kuta 2, Kuta, 80361; Tel: (0361) 766-188 NGURAH RAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: Tel: (0361) 751-011 BADUNG GOVERNMENT TOURISM OFFICE: Jl. Kuta Raya 2, Kuta Tel: (0361) 756-175/76 BALI GOVERNMENT TOURISM OFFICE: Jl. Supratman, Niti Mandala, Renon, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 222-387 SINGARAJA TOURIST INFORMATION OFFICE: Jl. Veteran 23, Singaraja Tel: (0362) 251-41 UBUD TOURIST INFORMATION SERVICE: Jl. Raya Ubud, Gianyar Tel: (0361) 96-285, 973-285; 8 am - 9 pm.

CONSULATES
AUSTRALIA, CANADA, NEW ZEALAND: Jl. Tantular No. 32, Renon - Denpasar 80234 Tel: (0361) 241-118, Fax: (0361) 221-195 E-mail: bali.congen@dfat.gov.au www.bali.indonesia.embassy.gov.au BRITAIN: Jl. Tirta Nadi 20, Sanur, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 270-601, Fax: (0361) 287-804 E-mail: bcbali@dps.centrin.net.id BRAZIL: Jl. Raya Legian No. 186, Kuta Tel: (0361) 757-775, Fax: (0361) 751-005 Email: brazilconsul@bali.net

HOSPITAL
INTERNATIONAL SOS CLINIC: 24-hour emergency medical clinic services, medical evacuation, multilingual staff. Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai 505X, Kuta 80361. Tel: (0361) 710-505, Fax: (0361) 710-515. RUMAH SAKIT UMUM PUSAT SANGLAH (General Hospital): Jl. Diponegoro, Sanglah, Denpasar. Tel: (0361) 227-911/15.

MUSEUMS
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