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A U G U S T 2 013 VOLUME 15 NO. 159

BABES IN

WAVES Celebrating vivacious female surfers

SATU The new high-end boutique & interviews with the designers

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VIVA VIVACITY ‘Om Swastiastu...’ In this edition we wanted to showcase things that would grab the attention of the vivacious ladies out there – those travelers with lots of enthusiasm and energy. We made a list of what we thought were “a woman’s favorite things” and then scoured the island for places and activities that would fit the bill. What we’ve come up with are some really fun options for you to explore while in Bali! In ACTION & ATTRACTION we show you an activity that will push some of you out of your comfort zone. At High Flyers in Kuta, muster up the courage to jump off of the platform and you’ll be rewarded with the sheer rush of swinging on a flying trapeze. It’s a great activity to do with a group of girlfriends or with your family. It’s no secret that ladies love chocolate, so in our INVITE & INDULGE section we’re giving you a peek into the wonderful Chocolate Indulgence treatment at Theta Spa. Now is your chance to be absolutely covered in rich, luscious chocolate and feel the benefits of it on your skin! We’re also aware that more and more women are becoming conscious of what they eat and want to consume only fresh and healthy ingredients. In DINE & DELIGHTS we introduce you to Taco Casa and Monsieur Spoon, a Mexican restaurant and a French patisserie that both incorporate local ingredients into their delicious handmade delights. Lastly, our FOTOFOLIO features inspiring images of young girls and women who tackle Indonesia’s worldclass waves. Have faith in yourself, as they do, and instead of fearing the elements, surprise yourself with what you can physically accomplish. We’re excited by this edition and we hope you are too! We hope it motivates you to do amazing things during your limited time in Bali. There really isn’t an excuse not to live it up, so be safe and have fun! ‘Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om…’ The Team

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CONTRIBUTORS

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1 Anggara Mahendra is a Balinese photographer based in Denpasar. He is currently working on personal documentary projects related to cultural, social and environmental issues. 2 Devishanty is a writer based in Jakarta who loves traveling and trying out new places to eat in Indonesia’s capital.

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3 Katie Truman waved goodbye to her native England fifteen years ago and has been living in Southeast Asia as a freelance writer ever since. She contributes to numerous international publications on her two big loves, Vietnam and Indonesia. 4 Fadil Aziz is a travel photographer whose main passion is capturing the archipelago’s beauty. www.alcibbum-photography.com

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BALI & BEYOND General Manager

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INVITE&INDULGE CHOCOLATE INDULGENCE

COVER Illustration by Diaz www.whoisdiaz.com

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This treatment at Theta Spa is a dream come true for chocolate lovers

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REST&RELAXATION CONVENIENCE FOR U

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CRAFT&CULTURE CULTURAL CELEBRATION

Lively performances at the 35th annual Bali Arts Festival

U Paasha, in the heart of Seminyak, makes traveling with friends super easy

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PONDERINGPOINT GETTING AROUND

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LIFESTYLE&LEISURE

Thoughts on South Bali’s lack of options for public transportation

+ 20 PRIMEPROMOTION Hot deals and promotions of the month that shouldn’t be missed

BEACHWALK’S SATU A peek into the boutique and our interviews with some of the designers

24 NEW&NEWS This month’s select news updates from the island’s tourism industry and what’s new around the island

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DINE&DELIGHTS

News updates from the tourism industry and what’s new beyond Bali

Satisfy your craving for Mexican cuisine at Taco Casa in Seminyak

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

SWEET AS TABOO Devilishly scrumptious French delights at Monsieur Spoon patisserie

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

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88 BALIMAPS Map of Bali showing specific tourism areas and places of interest, as well as a distance scale between the island’s main destinations

94 INFOINDEX Useful directory of companies and island-based businesses

FIRST COLUMN PHOTO BY ARIKO AHMAD, SECOND COLUMN COURTESY OF ROXY THIRD COLUMN COURTESY OF KARMA KANDARA RESORT

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CASA FRESCA

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ACTION&ATTRACTION LEAP OF FAITH Facing your fears with a flying trapeze activity in Kuta

GO TO GORONTALO Visit the beautiful and intriguing province of Gorontalo in Sumatra

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FINE GARAGE Potato Head Garage is the hippest new place to dine in Jakarta

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TOP PHOTO BY FADIL AZIZ, BOTTOM PHOTO BY EDWIN PANGESTU

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PRIMEPROMOTION

TURN UP THE VOLUME Get down and boogie with KU DE TA Bali’s latest addition to their CD series, named KU DE TA Volume 4. Filled with elegant, edgy and modern disco sounds that are both current yet timeless, the compilation is the perfect aural reflection of the beachfront venue. It highlights an array of artists like Gigamesh, Blue Azure and Tiger Cube, and is the perfect way to bring your glamorous Bali experience home with you. Purchase the CD at the KU DE TA Boutique or download it directly from iTunes. KU DE TA Jalan Kayu Aya No. 9, Seminyak (0361) 736-969, www.kudeta.net

INDULGENT COMBO During the month of August, guests of the spa at the Bali Hyatt will be able to enjoy a delicious free meal at the hotel’s Telaga Naga or Pizza Ria restaurants when they book a spa package (minimum US $115 per person) between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. or 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Take advantage of this promotion to get a complimentary bite to eat after your super relaxing spa experience! Bali Hyatt, Jalan Danau Tamblingan No. 89, Sanur, (0361) 281-234 www.bali.resort.hyatt.com

FRESH NEW ADDITIONS Visit Bridges Bali for Chef Nicholas Lazzaroni’s new selection of desserts like the Lemon-scented Pavlova, Cointreau Chocolate Mousse and Apple-Tamarillo Crumble, adding to the already decadent dessert menu. Also exciting are the new temptations on the main menu such as the Baked Apple and Blue Cheese Tortellini and new entrées goes on and on, so make sure to drop by and try them for yourself. Bridges Bali Restaurant Jalan Raya Campuhan, Ubud (0361) 970-095 www.bridgesbali.com

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ALL COURTESY PHOTOS

such as the Cured-Lemon Octopus Salad. The list

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PRIMEPROMOTION

VIVE LA UNGASAN Experience the creations of Michelin star Chef Christophe Schmitt from Paris, right here in Bali from August 16 to 24 at the Banyan Tree Ungasan. Chef Schmitt is the Sous Chef of Le Diane restaurant in Hôtel Fouquet’s Barrière, Paris, and the winner of “Le Taittinger Prix Culinaire” 2012. Together with the Ju-Ma-Na restaurant’s highly acclaimed team, degustation menu (Rp. 990,000++ per person) and a-la-carte dishes featuring contemporary interpretations of French gastronomy classics. It’s an opportunity not to be missed! Banyan Tree Ungasan Jalan Melasti, Ungasan (0361) 300-7000 www.banyantree.com

CLIFF-TOP INSPIRATION Try the Inspired Living Retreat by Karma Spa at the stunning ing cliff cliff-top top resort that is the Karma Kandara Resort. Working together with multi-talented Australian songstress and composer Ani Neradilkova, the spa presents a unique wellness and personal development program merging music with first-grade kinesiology. The program will run from September 8 to 13, and guests can enjoy extra benefits from the package including Karma massages, yoga sessions and a one-on-one kinesiology consultation, just to name a few. Space is limited so book your place for this program now! Karma Kandara Resort, Jalan Villa Kandara, Ungasan (0361) 848-2200, www.karmakandara.com

DIM & DELIGHTFUL The new dinner menu at The Restaurant in The Legian Bali is nothing short of amazing. With a simple yet wonderful degustation menu, Executive Chef Dorin Schuster lets the flavors speak for themselves. Our favorites include the refreshing Crayfish with cauliflower cous cous, citrus dressing and Avruga caviar, as well as the Black Angus Tenderloin of Beef (200 days grain fed) with foie gras, potato gratin, truffle jus and mushroom foam. Choose the luscious Valrhona Grand Cru Chocolate Soufflé with vanilla ice cream to end your relaxed and jazzy dining experience on a sweet note. This classy establishment is certainly a must-try this month. The Legian Bali, Jalan Kayu Aya, Seminyak, (0361) 730-622, www.ghmhotels.com

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Chef Schmitt will prepare a special

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NEW&NEWS

FLY & SHOP Singapore Airlines and Beachwalk have launched their E-ticket and PPS Club Membership Privileges Program. The exciting new program offers exclusive discounts up to 75% at a wide range of Beachwalk retail and food & beverage shops for customers who present a valid Singapore Airlines e-ticket (issued from May 1, 2013 onwards) or their PPS Club membership card. Beachwalk also held a lucky draw for Bali residents and one lucky shopper won two tickets on Singapore Airlines’ inaugural 4th flight from Bali to Singapore on July 25. Beachwalk, Jalan Pantai Kuta, Kuta (0361) 846-4888, www.beachwalkbali.com

MEET IN COMFORT AYANA Resort & Spa Bali now offers new venues of varying sizes for meetings, conferences and exhibitions. We were particularly impressed with the Hibiscus Classroom, a campus-style tiered auditorium with audio-visual facilities and plush, highbacked chairs for up to 150 people. Another new development is AYANA’s recent grand ballroom renovation. The ballroom can be divided into three separate areas and now holds up to 900 people. AYANA Resort & Spa Bali Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran (0361) 702-222, www.ayanaresort.com

SECOND WIN Maya Ubud Resort & Spa was voted the number one hotel in Indonesia based on customer reviews on Zoover, a very popular European traveler review site. This was the second time that Maya Ubud received the prestigious Zoover Award, proving their commitment to providing the best hospitality service in Indonesia. Maya Ubud Resort & Spa, Jalan Gunung Sari, Peliatan

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RUBY RED Plaga Wines has recently launched its latest product, the Cabernet Sauvignon. The playful brand’s new variance is made from Western Australian grapes and has an aroma that hints of berries, plums, black pepper and spices. The wine has a lively, fresh and wellbalanced flavor perfect for breezy sunset sessions in Bali. www.plagawine.com

SPICE UP YOUR LIFE Utama Spice has just opened a new shop in Sanur that features a Lip Balm and Body Mist Bar where customers can create their own custom skincare products! The new shop is made entirely from reclaimed wood and the packaging for their products is reusable. Come and explore their handmade, all-natural products to help you maintain a healthy body. Utama Spice Shop, Jalan Danau Poso No. 57, Sanur (0361) 282-836, www.utamaspicebali.com

GROWING ASIAN SURFING The International Surfing Association (ISA) and the Asian Surfing Championships (ASC) held the Asian Surfing Development Symposium 2013, an inaugural surfing development program. From July 1 to 5 attendees from Thailand, Australia, the Maldives, the Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia and Uruguay took part in both the ISA Judging & Officiating Course taught by Mr. Glen Elliott from Australia and surfing development seminars in Kuta. The Symposium concluded with two days of practical judging training and observation at the Billabong Pro Bali, an ASC sanctioned 6-star surfing competition at Balangan Beach. www.isasurf.org

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CULTURAL CELEBRATION OUR CONTRIBUTOR SHARES HIS EXPERIENCE OF ATTENDING THE LIVELY 35th ANNUAL BALI ARTS FESTIVAL.

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t all began in 1979 when Prof.

the exciting opening parade. Out

Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra, the

of the many artist groups who

Governor of Bali, had the idea

participated that day, one of the

to create a vehicle for Balinese

most anticipated was the Papuan

artists in order to help them

performers, who showcased their

become more widely known. Now in its 35th year, the month-long festival

was held recently from June 15 to

traditional dances from eastern Indonesia. However, in the middle of the

July 13 and showcased a wide and

show the sunny skies slowly turned

entertaining array of dance and art

cloudy and suddenly burst into a

from all reaches of the archipelago.

downpour. The spectators who had thronged the streets rushed for

OPENING PARADE

shelter, but the performers remained

Thousands of spectators, from local

in their positions. Their faces looked

residents to international tourists,

disappointed but the show had to

gathered in Renon Square to witness

go on, so they continued dancing in spite of the heavy rain that soaked their costumes. This moment meant so much to them and they were unwilling to give up after all the practice and preparation for this event, which was attended by Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

MYSTICAL & SACRED Some sacred arts and dances usually performed only on major religious holidays were performed and displayed on the stages of the Art Centre, the main location of this annual event. One example was the sacred Joged Bisama, performed by the people of Tabanan in Bali. This joged

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is not like the joged with seductive moves that attract men to ngibing, or dance alongside the dancer while making flirtatious gestures. This sacred dance is a blend of Joged and Legong dance movements and is only performed at the quarterly ceremonies held for children. During those ceremonies, the child is carried by his or her parents who ngibing whilst cradling the child. As for mystical arts, the Wayang

Pekandelan in the Batuan village of

Wong (human shadow puppet)

Gianyar. Also a mask drama, it tells

players from Java used masks that

the story of King Jayapangus and

require special rituals for wearing or

why the Barong Landung, the Jero

storing. It is not known exactly who

Gede (black) and Jero Luh (white),

first made these masks that have been

are paraded around the village

passed down for seven generations.

before Galungan celebrations to counteract bad luck. Jayapangus was

HISTORICAL VS. DAY-TO-DAY

a king who ruled a kingdom in Bali called Balingkang in the 12th century.

Some dances told historical tales,

Another notable performance

such as the one by the Tri Pusaka

came from outside Bali, from

Sakti Foundation from Banjar

the Bima Regency in West Nusa

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Tenggara. The Ndawi Nara dance

dance companies from abroad.

depicted the behavior of adolescent

A spectacular performance was

girls who spruce themselves up to

presented by students of the College

hundreds of shows and thousands

look beautiful before meeting their

of the Holy Cross in Worcester,

of people involved in this annual

partners. The dancers primp in front

MA, USA, in collaboration with

festival. The performances presented

of mirrors, smiling. Their dynamic

Prof. DR. I Made Bandem, DR.

were not only for the sake of tourism,

movements were accompanied by

Suasthi Bandem and the Singapadu

but also to reassure the older

the traditional music of Bima.

Makaradhwaja Group. A

generations who fear for the loss of

combination of dance, drama and

the sacred art of performance.

for the roles they played. This is a mere fraction of the

MODERN TAKES

multimedia, the performance was

Aside from traditional dances

about “madness.” In preparation for

which is like an aura, or an inner

performed by people from both

the performance the group members

energy that comes when people do

remote and urban areas in Indonesia,

even visited a psychiatric hospital in

certain activities. One dancer might

there were also “new creations” by

Bangli to deepen their knowledge

look ordinary, though they can dance

Some performers have “taksu,”

as well as the other dancers; however there are those who are able to stun us with their movements as if there were something different, but we cannot pinpoint what makes it special. They have the energy of “taksu”. Through this festival, it is hoped attractive to the younger generations, and that those with “taksu” will continue to amaze people with their movements and showmanship and carry the torch of Indonesian arts well into the future. „ By Anggara Mahendra

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PHOTOS BY ANGGARA MAHENDRA

that dance and art will continue to be

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FASHIONABLY BALI SATU BOASTS COLLECTIONS FROM THE BEST FASHION TALENTS IN BALI.

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eautiful beaches, unique

that could only be inspired by the

a boutique, but rather a gallery

traditional culture,

island of the gods.

displaying wearable art pieces.

a surfer’s paradise,

Offering everything from couture

great weather, cool

INTRODUCING SATU

to resort wear to fashionable

parties and delicious

Alongside international designer

accessories, you will be spoiled for

food – these are phrases often

brands at Beachwalk such as

choice.

used by people to describe Bali.

Furla, Versace Jeans, Y3 and many

But what about ‘fashion center’?

others, you will find SATU, a multi-

Bali had so much to offer in terms

Well, this is where SATU comes into

designer boutique featuring an array

of fashion. SATU is truly a one-

play. At SATU, on the ground floor

of the finest Bali-based designers

stop shop for Bali’s best fashion

of Beachwalk Bali, you can find

and brands. The chic warehouse

and a great way to introduce it

beautiful pieces from local brands

design makes SATU more than just

to international visitors. It also

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Personally, I never thought

encourages budding talent in Bali

contemporary choices, collections

GEMS TO LEATHER

who dream of seeing their pieces

from local designers such as Oka

What’s an outfit without beautiful

displayed there in the future.

Diputra and Ming will cater to

accessories to match? With jewelry

your fashion needs. Both brands

brands such as Krista Krishna,

FROM COUTURE TO RESORT

offer European design adorned by

Andirana, Tulola, and Erika Peña,

traditional Balinese touches. Another

you will be busy picking pieces

From the couture front, SATU boasts

option for modern design is the

to complement everything in your

amazing collections from Espen

collection from Aliki, with its daring

closet. While each brand represents

Salberg, Ali Charisma, and Ina

glam-rock pieces.

different design identities, the

Thomas. Espen Salberg is a native

On the ethnic side, the boutique

jewelry by Erika Peña deserves

of Norway who has called Bali his

offers one of the oldest fashion

a special note, as his signature

home since 2007 and happens to be

players in Bali, Uluwatu Handmade

“Obama” earrings are in high

a former World Professional Dance

Balinese Lace, as well as pieces from

demand now after Beyoncé was

Champion. He keeps movement in

Anja Sun Suko. If you are looking to

spotted donning a pair!

mind when he designs his elegant

be dressed to the nines for a cocktail

As for shoes and bags, the

collections, which are luxurious,

session, the ready-to-wear collections

boutique offers pieces from Niluh

comfortable, and beautifully

from internationally known brands like

Djelantik, a Balinese shoe brand

accentuate the female figure.

Lily Jean, Lulu Yasmine, and Natasha

that has gone international, and the

will be the perfect choice for you.

quirky yet beautiful bags of Angel

Moving on to more modern and

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she finally had the chance to own

to deconstruct clothes and transform

her own footwear business (prior

them into something new. This

exclusive boutique, I was motivated

to the namesake brand), it was

eventually created tons of demand.

to get in touch with these talented

not a smooth journey. But after

The autodidact fashion designer

designers, as they are practically

making it through so many trials and

started his label with exclusively

a stone’s throw away on this little

tribulations, she was officially able

menswear and opened his first shop

island. I was fortunate enough to

to open her own namesake luxury

in Ubud in 1994. Four years later

interview the following designers

footwear label in 2008.

he expanded into womenswear,

After perusing the racks at this

to learn more about their approach to fashion.

Focusing more on quality rather than quantity, Niluh Djelantik is renowned as the brand that produces

however it was not until 2000 that he created his signature ‘Pita Dress’. “With my designs, I’d like to

NILUH DJELANTIK

some of the most comfortable and

change the perspective that Bali’s

“It all started from love. I have

beautiful handcrafted footwear in

fashion is just about resort wear or

always loved shoes, especially

the market. Armed with her classic

sarongs. I’d like to inject glamor

high heels. But never in my life did

designs and the use of stunning,

through fashion into this island’s

I expect to have my own label,”

high-quality materials, the brand

lifestyle,” the Surabaya-born

Niluh Djelantik explained when I

has been able to attract celebrity

designer said when asked about his

caught up with her at her flagship

customers like Julia Roberts, Cameron

vision for Bali’s fashion movement.

store on Jalan Petitenget. Her love

Diaz, Uma Thurman and Gisele

Oka Diputra definitely does just that,

of footwear started long before

Bundchen, lending a certain star

through contemporary silhouettes

the brand began – the story is a

status to this local label.

and use of fine fabrics.

she was a little girl, she never had

OKA DIPUTRA

ANGEL JACKSON

the pleasure of owning a pair of

Tired of wearing hand-me-downs as

The Bristol-born sisters Katie and

shoes that fit her perfectly. When

a kid, Oka Diputra taught himself

Millie Smith behind the brand

bit sad but inspiring as well. Since

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Jackson, among others.

Angel Jackson are quite intriguing. Widely recognized for their stylish designs that have a “don’t mess with me” attitude, it is no wonder their bags have become such a hit amongst international celebrities and fashion elites such as Lady Gaga and Kate Moss. What I found interesting was the fact that since the brand was established in 2006, they have always manufactured their designs right here in the island of

managed to become the exciting

the gods.

brand that it is today.

“We decided to do production here because we found most of our

ULUWATU LACE

materials here, we believe in fair

Starting as a hawker on Kuta

trade, and its all the more reason

Beach and then slowly building her

to keep visiting this paradise,”

enterprise into what it is now, Ni

Millie cheerfully explained to me. “I

Made Jati’s story is utterly inspiring.

actually live here full time now, and

The lady behind Uluwatu Lace truly

so will Katie starting next week.”

epitomizes the “self-made woman”.

Even though I was only able to meet

After 35 years in business, her 13

half of the team behind this brand,

boutiques across the island and 300

from Millie’s lighthearted attitude I

loyal employees working at their

could see how Angel Jackson has

factory in the Tabanan area are testaments to the flourishing success of Uluwatu Handmade Balinese Lace. When asked what initially inspired her to create such beautiful

handmade laces, Uluwatu’s clothes

laces, she answered, “When I was

are timeless and perfect for every

younger I used to spend time around

occasion. Uluwatu also offers linen

Uluwatu area. The wave breaks,

and home wares with their signature

the natural beauty and the amazing

lace. What is most exciting is that

carvings on the temple have always

they now also produce a line of

inspired me. Hence I used the name

gorgeous bridal wear available to

for the brand.” She also added, “In

order at their flagship stores. „

some ways my designs are an ode

By Miko Harada

of appreciation to the beauty of SATU at Beachwalk

Uluwatu.”

Jalan Pantai Kuta, Bali

The brand produces some of the most beautiful resort wear. In

(0361) 8464-888

natural colors adorned by delicate

www.beachwalkbali.com

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DINE&DELIGHTS

CASA FRESCA TACO CASA OFFERS UP FRESH AND HEALTHY FARE THAT JUST MIGHT CHANGE YOUR OPINION OF MEXICAN FOOD.

f you are cruising on Petitenget

I

BALI TALENT

Road from the Kerobokan area

After seven years of working and

and find yourself fancying some

living in the US, Balinese native

Mexican food, I personally

Ketut Nata learned a lot -about

recommend you stop by the cozy

Mexican food and brought back his

little Mexican food haven that is Taco

experience and skills to open this

Casa. Tucked in a calm area within

warm and welcoming eatery. With

Seminyak’s party central, Taco Casa

concerns about health in mind, he

offers an array of stripped-to-basic

is trying to change the image of

Mexican food from classic fajitas and

Mexican food as greasy cuisine into

quesadillas to their signature 8-layered

something that is simple, healthy,

burrito and taco salad bowl.

and fresh.

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This homey and airy Balinese-

button of your pants to make room

avocado to the alluring red of the

owned eatery serves Mexican

for your full belly. The prices are

tomato and juicy dark color of the

delights using only fresh ingredients,

also friendly to the wallet, and the

black olives. Topped with dollops

some of which come straight from

service is quick and welcoming.

of sour cream and ginger salad

the owner’s farm in the Bedugul

dressing, I savored every bit of it,

area. On top of that, the tacos and

A FRESH FEAST

tortillas are both homemade, as

Within 10 minutes after I placed my

are all the sauces! What makes this

order, the staff swiftly delivered a

there. I then continued on to the

place even better is the fact that

homemade flour tortilla bowl filled

burrito, and I must say that these

everything on the menu is served

to the brim with salad. It was an

burritos have the same effect on

in such generous portions that you

appetizing mixture of colors, from

me as kryptonite has on Superman.

might be forced to open up the top

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My experience did not stop

TACO CASA ALSO CATERS TO THOSE LOOKING FOR PRE-PARTY DRINKS. SIP ON THEIR DEVILISHLY SWEET STRAWBERRY MARGARITA OR TRY THEIR INTRIGUING TAMARIND MARGARITA. I recommend you try Taco Casa’s

heaps of veggies, cheddar cheese

Carafe, the perfect start to a night

scrumptious 8-layered burrito. Relish

and pico de gallo salsa, served

out with your friends.

on generous portions of cilantro-lime

with black beans and sour cream.

rice, pinto beans, cheddar cheese,

Every bite is an explosion of crunchy

IN THE VILLAGE

shredded romaine lettuce, pico de

goodness. Pair your Crispy Tacos with

For those of you who are more

gallo salsa, guacamole and sour

one of Taco Casa’s freshly squeezed

accustomed to Ubud village life,

cream, all tightly wrapped in a fresh

lime drinks such as the LOMG (lemon,

there is no need to worry about

and soft flour tortilla. As you bite into

orange, mint and ginger), a refreshing

having to travel to Seminyak for

it, both the flavors and the texture

concoction that is perfect to cool you

your Mexican food fix. Taco Casa

from the crunchy vegetables and the

down after hours of being in the sun

also has an outlet in Ubud, which

soft beans and guacamole brilliantly

or shopping in the Oberoi area.

happens to be the first Taco Casa

your taste buds. If you are up for tacos, then place

Taco Casa also caters to those looking for pre-party drinks. Sip on

that Ketut Nata ever opened. „ By Ariko Ahmad

their devilishly sweet Strawberry

an order for their Crispy Tacos. Three

Margarita or try their intriguing

Taco Casa

corn taco shells come filled with

Tamarind Margarita. If you come

Jalan Petitenget, Kerobokan

grilled marinated meat of your choice

with a group, place an order for

(0361) 916-1919

– chicken, beef or shrimp – and

the Margarita Pitchers or Sangria

www.tacocasabali.com

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fuse together in your mouth to wow

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DINE&DELIGHTS

SWEET AS TABOO (AND SAVORY TOO!) WE CAME IN SEARCH OF BREAD AND PASTRIES, BUT WHAT WE DISCOVERED WAS A SURPRISING RANGE OF EXCITING NEW DEVELOPMENTS AT MONSIEUR SPOON.

T

he word on the street

excuse to drop by to taste some of

millefeuilles… How could anyone

was that the cute little

the goodies and chat with the chef

possibly resist these luscious French

patisserie Monsieur Spoon

himself, Rafi Papazian. He had much

delights? Prior to visiting the

had just launched the real

to share with us, so fans of Monsieur

patisserie, we had three different

deal – authentic French

Spoon, hold on to your seats. Many

people rave to us about the lemon

exciting things are on the horizon!

meringue. Just looking at the tartlet,

baguettes. Our friends in the French community (which continues to grow

it already had our hearts (those fluffy

in Bali) were abuzz with this news

FAN FAVORITES

drops of meringue topping are too

and we thought it was the perfect

The tarts, the macaroons, the

cute!). Biting in, we found that it

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was refreshing and had just the right amount of lemon tartness. As for the chocolate ganache and strawberry tartlets, you also can’t go wrong with these, as all three flavors boast deliciously crispy crusts. Monsieur Spoon’s delicate macaroons come in an assortment of flavors, from café latte to lemon to salted caramel. We sampled the pistachio, passion fruit-chocolate and rose, which were all excellent. We loved the fact that their macaroons are made with only natural colors and flavors. And if you’ve never tasted a millefeuille, we recommend you do so straight away. Perfectly flaky layers of caramelized puff pastry are combined with generous amounts of cream – it’s a multilayered dream come true! Choose from vanilla, pistachio or hazelnut. The list of sweet treats goes on and on. For example, there’s the ginger lava cake for a decadent chocolate experience and the mango lime mousse for a light and fresh option. Just stopping in for a snack on the go? We recommend the buttery raisin swirl viennoiserie. Another hot selling item is Monsieur Spoon’s croissants. When we visited, they had just sold their 50,000th croissant. It seems that the hotels and villas in Bali just can’t get enough. This is truly remarkable, considering they only started offering their croissants to businesses in December 2012. Monsieur Spoon’s light and flaky croissants are made with authentic French butter from Normandy, France.

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NEW OFFERINGS Speaking of butter, Rafi shared the news with us that Monsieur Spoon will be coming out with its very own brand of butter, available for purchase! Aside from their plain butter you can also choose Red (made with Balinese red pepper), Dark (with long pepper from the Bali forests) and Green (lime & Fleur de Sel). As for fresh bread to go with your homemade butter, traditional baguettes aren’t the only option available. There are also tourtes (round loaves of bread, available in two sizes), paillasse (special sourdough bread with a hard crust), ciabatta, focaccia and bagels, among others. advantage of all this great bread than

even more visits to Monsieur Spoon. To make sure everyone gets their

are in the Seminyak, Canggu and Kerobokan areas.

by offering yet another new menu

sandwich fix, Rafi told us that plans

If that isn’t enough to get you

item: sandwiches! Yes you heard

are in the works to open “Monsieur

excited, there’s still one more new

us correctly – Monsieur Spoon is

Spoon Express” locations, which will

offering, and that’s coffee! Monsieur

launching gourmet sandwiches. With

be tiny 5 to 10 meter square kiosks

Spoon will be working with the good

delicious options such as the Sicilian

where you can stop by to grab your

folks at Kopi Kultur to bring you

Focaccia, New York Bagel with

sandwich and be on your way.

delicious local coffee brews to go

Salmon, Chicken Ciabatta and French

Deliveries will also be possible from

along with your macaroons or your

Jambon Baguette, get ready to make

these “hot spots” as long as you

slice of dark chocolate ganache tart. Chef Rafi is passionate about “bringing life back to food” and we are grateful to have him here in Bali. His scrumptious and charming treats are a welcome addition to Bali’s culinary landscape, and we can’t wait to see how things progress with Monsieur Spoon Express. „ By Mutia Adisoma Monsieur Spoon Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu 0878 6238 9148 www.monsieurspoon.com

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What better way to take

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INVITE&INDULGE

CHOCOLATE INDULGENCE SPA TREATMENTS AND CHOCOLATE: TWO OF THE FINEST FEMALE PICK-ME-UPS. DOES IT GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS?

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t’s a well-worn cliché but true: ladies utterly adore chocolate, our “naughty but nice” indulgence. It is especially good when we need cheering-up, comfort food, or a treat to reward ourselves with. But now I discover that gorgeously delicious chocolate is actually good for you too, and one way of

maximizing its benefits is in a spa treatment – that is, you’re literally covered in the stuff.

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GUILT-FREE PLEASURES

a potent natural aphrodisiac since

lime. Next, a soothing Theta Body

At the Theta Spa, a divine,

ancient Aztec times, is regarded as

Massage: strong massage movements

independently owned boutique

an anti-depressant, and releases feel-

are a specialty here and whether

oasis operating within the Ramada

good endorphins. The cocoa butter

you opt for the traditional Balinese or

Bintang Bali Resort, the aptly named

in chocolate nourishes and makes

the deep tissue, both make stresses,

Chocolate Indulgence (US$138++)

skin velvety-satiny smooth, and

strains and tensions simply melt

is their signature treatment. A funky

this chocolate treatment even has

away. We then come down to the

Asian contemporary spa resting

slimming properties!

nitty-gritty, a gentle exfoliating scrub

alongside the quieter sands and

of chocolate, almond and oatmeal

lagoon-like seas of Tuban Beach,

SHEER DECADENCE

with nutrient-rich almonds buffing and

the refreshingly informal Theta takes

Set aside one hour and twenty

treating sensitive skin.

an all-natural holistic approach

minutes for this decadent pampering,

and focuses on tradition-inspired

administered by one of Theta’s

Cocoon commences, a thick gooey

Indonesian rituals, therapies and

“Soother” therapists. Proceedings

concoction spread over the skin

ancient massage techniques. The

kick off with a Tropical Flower Foot

that smells like a sinfully rich “Death

ingredients are fresh and natural –

Bath with rose petals and zesty

by Chocolate” pudding. It literally

organic herbs, seasonal produce and the purest certified essential oils are the order of the day, as well as chocolate derived from Indonesian cacao beans, Sumatran coffee, live Borneo honey and Balinese coconut. If you are having any guilt-trips regarding this Chocolate Indulgence, forget it. Nutrient-rich chocolate apparently has five times more antioxidants than tea and hunts down oxygen free-radicals that cause wrinkles. It’s been used as

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Then the Chocolate Honey

chilled fruit juice enjoyed in a mega

unadulterated chocolate is blended

relaxing Ultimate Flower Bath of

THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING

with honey and has no chemicals or

around twenty minutes. Be sure,

As I sip my post-treatment herbal

additives, so it is entirely edible. If

like me, to reserve Theta’s triple-

drink in the sunny reception lounge,

it wasn’t for the banana leaf wrap,

bed VIP Suite on the first floor, all

I notice that my usually impossibly

bound tropical-style around my

glass-encased with direct Indian

dry skin is left velvety smooth,

upper torso (making me resemble

Ocean views. As you sink back in

supple, well-hydrated and glowing

a tasty Balinese treat), I could well

the silky waters filled with ylang-

with youthfulness. So not only is

have turned cannibal on myself. In

ylang, jasmine, orange, lemon,

chocolate naughty but nice, it’s also

fact, lying there for several minutes

bergamot oil and milk (hey, if it’s

highly beneficial for health and

while the chocolate soothed and

good enough for Queen Cleopatra,

beauty. Ladies, you can have your

the honey sealed in the goodness,

it’s good enough for me) topped with

cake and eat it too. „

the aroma of the chocolate almost

a smattering of blood-red rose petals,

By Katie Truman

tormented me. Luckily for me my

you can watch the sunset over lovely

Soother therapeutically massaged

Tuban Beach, as at this time of day

Theta Spa by the Sea at

my scalp to keep me sane.

the suite is drenched with the day’s

Ramada Bintang Bali Resort

final rays of golden sunshine. This is

Jalan Kartika Plaza, Kuta

shower, this seriously indulgent

a treatment so luscious, it borders on

(361) 755-726

treatment is rounded off with a

the wicked.

www.thetaspa.com

After washing it all away in the

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REST&RELAXATION

IT’S ALL ABOUT U

U PAASHA SEMINYAK IS LOCATED RIGHT IN THE CENTER OF THE ACTION, AND THE NEW HOTEL ALLOWS YOU TO HAVE BREAKFAST IN BED, ANY TIME YOU WANT. NEED WE SAY MORE?

L

aksmana Street (also known

With 94 suites, four penthouse

as Oberoi or Kayu Aya

suites, wide hallways and spacious

Street) is known for its

common areas, it’s a bit of a surprise

popular restaurants such as

that it all fits. Most businesses on

Rumours and the endless

Laksmana Street are modest in

row of boutiques selling women’s

size and packed in pretty densely,

clothing and accessories. Pedestrians

so turning off this busy street and

might notice some villa entrances

entering U Paasha’s expansive lobby

here and there, but the street isn’t

feels like a big breath of fresh air.

generally a place for hotels. That is, until the opening of U Paasha

THE MORE THE MERRIER

Seminyak just a few months ago.

Due to its location, I imagined

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GUESTS ARE ABLE TO ENJOY THEIR ROOM FOR A FULL 24 HOURS FROM THE TIME THEY CHECK IN, REGARDLESS OF HOW LATE THEIR CHECK IN TIME WAS.

U Paasha would be the perfect

fondly recall the events of the day

place to stay for a couple traveling

(and night) before retreating back

with another couple or friends

to our individual rooms to tuck in for

traveling as a group. To test out

the night.

my theory, I requested to stay in

The room décor at U Paasha is

connecting rooms and brought some

simple, bordering on minimalistic.

friends along.

Although the floors are concrete

One room came with a king bed

and the walls are devoid of any

while the other had twin beds. The

art, the room still manages to have

rooms were adjoined through a

personality. Small hexagons are

door in the front hallway, allowing

stamped into the walls giving the

for privacy. With tons of space

room a honeycomb texture and the

and ample seating in both rooms,

bathroom mirrors are an enlarged

it was incredibly easy for us to get

version of the same shape. It actually

together to chit-chat, hang out and

feels more like a loft apartment than

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a hotel suite, with its sliding door mirror closet, comfy wicker lounger decorated with throw pillows, and cozy day bed perched in the corner.

BREAKFAST IN BED The bright and breezy dining area located just off the main lobby called the Alcove is a great option for breakfast, but if you can’t be bothered to drag yourself out of bed, at U Paasha all you have to do is reach for the phone and order in-room breakfast. Imagine how amazing this option would feel after a late night out on the town. You also don’t have to have your breakfast at a predetermined time. As U Paasha puts it, you can have your breakfast “wherever and whenever you choose.” We took advantage of this, waking up early but purposely dawdling. After watching some TV

and taking our time getting dressed, it was already after 10 a.m. by the time we decided to call for breakfast. As promised, the operator cheerfully took our orders. I was asked to choose between American Breakfast and Chinese Breakfast and to my surprise my American breakfast was plentiful and delicious, the highlights being the buttery croissants and the piping hot omelet and sausages.

YOUR CHOICE Through the “U Choose Programme” the hotel lets its guests have their choice of pillows, soaps, mini bar

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SWIM, BIKE, PLAY

head towards Drupadi Street where

You can choose your amenities

Don’t miss out on U Paasha’s large

you can find places like Laca Laca

through the website when making

rooftop pool, which has day beds

Cantina Mexicana, the Kendra Art

your online reservation or simply

and boasts great views of Seminyak.

Gallery and Kreol Café flanking

inform the host upon arrival.

The pool bar offers an eclectic mix

the winding shady road. If you’re

On top of that, the hotel applies

of boosters, energizers, fresh fruit

biking in the late afternoon, you

a “24 hour room concept,” meaning

quenchers, signature daiquiris and

can continue towards Petitenget

guests are able to enjoy their room

margaritas, premium international

Beach to catch one of Bali’s

for a full 24 hours from the time they

beers and canapés for those with the

beautiful sunsets. „

check in, regardless of how late

munchies.

By Regina Indraswari

their check in time was. No more

U Paasha also provides bikes

having to scramble in the morning

and helmets for guests who want

U Paasha Seminyak Bali

to get a few laps in the pool before

to try riding instead of walking

Jalan Laksmana No. 77, Seminyak

packing up your belongings to

around Seminyak. I recommend

(0361) 846-5977

check out by 11 a.m.!

you turn right from the hotel and

www.upaashaseminyak.com

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items, teas, iPod music and DVDs.

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PONDERINGPOINT

GETTING AROUND

I

’ve always considered myself

those rare times I needed wheels

has such a limited route that to me,

independent, despite not being

(as the Beatles say, we get by

it is as if it doesn’t exist at all. I tried

able to drive. If I needed to

with a little help from our friends),

riding my bicycle to work for a few

get somewhere, I would simply

but owning a car never crossed

months, but after several close calls

hop on some form of public

my mind. It seemed expensive,

and the realization that wearing a

transportation, whether it be the bus,

and more of a hassle than a

helmet seemed to put me in more

the subway, the train or using my

convenience. This of course was

danger rather than keep my skull

own two legs to pump the pedals

before I arrived in Bali.

safe (for some reason motorists

of a bicycle. I was thankful for my

Bali doesn’t have a subway and

categorize my fixie as a motorbike

friends who would help me out on

the public bus (called the Sarbagita),

when I have my helmet on), I soon

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PHOTO THIS PAGE BY ARIKO AHMAD ALL OTHERS BY ANGGARA MAHENDRA

BALI IS CERTAINLY LACKING WHEN IT COMES TO CONVENIENT METHODS OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. ASIDE FROM THE TAXIS, WHAT OTHER OPTIONS ARE THERE?

grew weary of tackling the traffic

is not wearing a helmet and was

in Kuta.

talking on his cell phone whilst

The easiest way to get around Bali is by motorbike. It’s cheap, fast, and you can weave through

distracted by some roadside sign. It will still be your fault. Some might say the answer to

traffic and leave gridlock in the

my woes is simply to “man up”

dust. The downside is that they’re

and plunge into Bali traffic without

dangerous. Some days I’ve seen

hesitation. This is what I plan to do,

several accidents in the span of

but what would you say to tourists

just two hours, and a handful of

who can’t do the same? What if they

my colleagues wear the battle

are too old to be aggressive in Bali’s

wounds of their experiences eating

traffic circus, or have several young

pavement. On top of that, having the

children in tow?

rain in your eyes and getting soaked

Renting a car with a driver isn’t

on your way home from work isn’t a

cost efficient if you’re planning to

fun way to end your day now is it?

stay just in the Kuta and Seminyak

As for having a car, the

areas. It would make a bit more

every time I get into a cab, as my

challenges include navigating the

sense if you were with a group, but

friend from New Zealand had to do

narrow roads and the very limited

not if you’re exploring on your own.

when she was visiting. It sure would

options for parking. For example, if

Must tourists rely on the taxis, whose

be nice if there were some cheap

you wanted to go shopping on Kayu

drivers sometimes negotiate prices

and easy way to get around Kuta,

Aya Street, there aren’t many places

instead of turning on the meter?

Legian, Seminyak and Canggu.

you could park your car aside from

Just the other day I hopped into a

I recently heard on the radio

Seminyak Square. And let’s not forget

cab and the driver demanded Rp.

that 12 full days after the launch of

that if you collide with a motorbike,

50,000 even though the distance

the new Sarbagita bus route to the

you will be the one to blame. It

is only Rp. 13,000 with the meter

airport, only five people had taken

doesn’t matter that the rogue motorist

on. I can’t imagine having to argue

advantage of the service. This is a shame, but considering how difficult it is for some people to get to the bus stop to begin with, it doesn’t make sense to board the bus. You might as well ride your initial method of transportation all the way to the airport. Though I appreciate the government’s initiative to provide more options, I look forward to the day that getting around south Bali is easy and convenient, when we don’t have to think twice about going somewhere because we’re not sure how to go about getting there. „ By Mutia Adisoma

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FOTOFOLIO

Babes in Waves To go along with our August theme of “Vivacity”, we really wanted to showcase photos that would be inspiring to all the ladies out there, images that would have the power to push people out the door to do something they’ve always wanted to do. Living on an island blessed with world-famous breaks, who better to showcase than the wave riders themselves? With the help of photographer Tim Hain and our friends at Surfer Girl and Roxy, we’ve compiled images of women and young girls who have the courage to tackle Indonesia’s waves and love every second of it! So have faith in yourself, just like these ladies do, and go out there and do something amazing. 56

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Claire Bevilacqua Keramas Beach, Bali Photo by Tim Hain

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Cinta Hansel Padma Beach, Bali Courtesy of Surfer Girl

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Salini Rengganis Macaronis-Mentawai, West Sumatra Photo by Tim Hain/Surfer Girl

Gemala Hanafiah Cimaja Beach, West Java Courtesy of Roxy

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Philippa Anderson Canggu Beach, Bali Photo by Tim Hain

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Annissa Flynn Canggu Beach, Bali Photo by Tim Hain

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ACTION&ATTRACTION

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LEAP OF FAITH IT DOESN’T MATTER WHETHER YOU ARE 5 OR 65 YEARS OLD – IF YOU WANT TO EXPERIENCE THE SENSATION OF FLYING, THE CHEERFUL STAFF AT HIGH FLYERS IN KUTA ARE READY TO HELP YOU.

F

lying on a trapeze was

Then you’ll chalk your hands, grab

advantage of the full 75 minutes but

never on my bucket list, so

the bar and wait for the cue from the

by the time I was done I was already

when our team decided

staff to jump.

able to do a backflip dismount. The

to cover the High Flyers

In my experience, stepping off

staff assured me that the next time I

the platform is the hardest part. This

came I would be able to do a catch,

that I wasn’t the first person to put

really surprised me because I thought

which is a trick where you grab both

my hand up (in fact, I tried to hide

getting my legs up onto the bar while

hands of a swinging staff member

both hands). I just wasn’t sure if I

I swung would be harder. If you’re

as you yourself are swinging, then

was strong enough and/or limber

a good listener and follow the staff’s

unhook your legs from the bar and

enough to keep myself from looking

instructions as you swing, you’ll be

fly freely using the momentum of your

like a fool. When nobody else

able to get the timing right and at

partner.

volunteered I decided to swallow

the zero gravity point you shouldn’t

my pride and take one for the team,

have any trouble hooking your legs

MORE POWER TO YOU

and boy am I glad I did. Believe me

onto the bar. All that’s left to do is to

You’ll probably notice that a lot of

when I tell you: if I could do it, so

let go and you’ll be swinging upside

families take part in this activity,

can you!

down. What a rush!

since High Flyers is located in the

in this issue, I’ll admit

Bali Dynasty Resort. Their children

High Flyer sessions go for 75

STRAP IN

minutes and it’s advisable to book

hesitantly step off the platform for the

High Flyers is the only place in

in advance because classes are kept

first time but as soon as they land

Bali that offers the opportunity to

small and fill up quickly. I didn’t take

they are practically scrambling over

experience swinging and flipping on a circus-style flying trapeze. Located in an open garden area at the Bali Dynasty Resort (just before you reach the pool), you’ll notice the contraption right away. It is quite tall, with a seven-meter high platform and the rest of the structure even taller than that. Underneath it lies a thick, red and white striped gymnastics mat to cushion your dismount. After stretching you’ll have a thick belt strapped around your waist, which acts as a harness once you’re up on the platform and hooked in.

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jump off the seven meter platform.

great way to spend an afternoon

can take them, eager for another

I appreciated the smiling and

with a group of friends, giggling

go. Don’t feel self-conscious as you

encouraging staff, and it warmed

and cheering each other on until the

queue with the children – nobody’s

my heart to see them wave goodbye

entire group is able to conquer their

judging you here and everyone just

at me enthusiastically from atop the

fear of the unknown. „

wants to have a good time. Parents

trapeze as I departed, as if they

By Mutia Adisoma

often join in on the action as well,

were as proud of me as I was of

sometimes going first to give a bit of

myself.

motivation to their little ones. It felt really great to be able to overcome my self-doubt and

High Flyers at Bali Dynasty Resort

I can’t help but think what a

Jalan Kartika, South Kuta

great office team-building activity

(0361) 784-2927

this would be. It could also be a

www.highflyersbali.com

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BEYONDBALI

FOR MANY YEARS THE BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPE OF GORONTALO HAS BEEN OVERLOOKED, BUT NOW THIS CHANGING.

which used to be part of the province of North Sulawesi but was made into a new province in the year 2000. The city of Gorontalo is often overshadowed by Manado

S

(the capital of North Sulawesi) as a liced bananas covered

said “I feel nothing” as if she knew

tourism spot even though the place

in batter submerged

exactly what I was thinking. “This

itself has many unique characteristics

in boiling cooking oil

is no magic!” she added, “Just utter

that should not be overlooked.

– no one can imagine

a prayer and have self conviction.

how it feels to be that

Do you want to try?” Of course not!

GO AROUND

Definitely not.

It is easier to visit Gorontalo now as

piece of banana, but Ta No’u can. As she dipped her bare hand in,

This was but one of the many

compared to in the past, as there are

turning and rolling those bananas

amazing occurrences I encountered

currently domestic flights connecting

so that they were evenly fried, she

in the new province of Gorontalo,

it to major cities across the country.

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My first impression of the city was that it is clean and neat, with bentor scattered everywhere. Bentor is a nickname given to a unique mode of public transport, a combination of a becak (rickshaw) and a motorcycle; in fact, some people call Gorontalo “Bentor City.” The city is also known for being a frequent winner of the Adipura Award, which is presented to cities and towns for cleanliness and tidiness. The traffic-free and pedestrian-friendly streets make it enticing to walk around even in the scorching hot midday sun,

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but if you need a break there’s always

hot springs, as well as beaches such

the only foods unique to Gorontalo.

the bentor to take you places for just

as Lahilote Beach, Indah Beach and

Milu siram is a special local dish

Rp. 5,000.

Karang Citra Beach. Bordered by

that you should not miss. Originally

the Celebes Sea and the Philippines

called binthe biluhuta, literally

Masjid Baiturrahim marks the center

to the north and Tomini Bay and

translated as “corn pour,” it is a

of the city. Built during the Botutihe

Molucca Sea to the South, Gorontalo

unique and delicious corn soup

era in 1728, it is one of the oldest

offers one of the best diving and

with fish or shrimp served hot in a

in northern Sulawesi and definitely

snorkeling spots in Sulawesi, if not in

bowl. This delicacy is very famous

worth a visit. At first look this mosque

the country.

in the area, as Gorontalo is a major

The historical grand mosque

might not seem as old as you think

producer of corn in Indonesia.

it should be, and this is because a

GO EAT

devastating earthquake destroyed

Not far from the grand mosque

GO SIGHTSEEING

the original structure in 1938.

you can find Ta No’u’s famous

With limited time, I decided to head

Gorontalo also has many old historic

hand-cooked fried bananas. Her

straight to Fort Otanaha and Limboto

colonial buildings that are still well

extraordinary talent in frying

Lake via Menara Keagungan.

preserved and well maintained.

bananas has taken her to many

Simply put, Menara Keagungan

places around the world. Ta No’u

is Gorontalo’s version of the Eiffel

find some of Gorontalo’s major

has showed off her method of

tower. Standing 65 meters high,

landmarks, such as the traditional

cooking in Paris and various other

atop this green and grey five-story

house called Dulohupa, the Tanjung

countries at international events.

tower you can have a beautiful view

Keramat cove and the Lombongo

However, her fried bananas aren’t

of the city.

Near the city you can also

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If you’re looking for another great view I suggest you go up to Fort Otanaha. The fort, with its simple circular structure that sits on top of one of the hills that surrounds Limboto Lake, holds so much history and mystery. The official story behind this sand and limestone fortress is that it was originally built by a local king named Ilato and a Portuguese sailor in 1522 for reasons that still remain in question, as no cannons or other weaponries were ever found in the structure. One can safely assume that this building is more of a watch tower than a fortress, which actually makes sense as its location is very strategic and offers a good vantage point of the lake below and the surrounding mountains. Walking around this historical ruin you will enjoy a spectacular view accompanied by

became evident that this part of the

boatman had to raise the propeller

a cool afternoon breeze and quiet

trip was to be the best part. We

out of the water so as to let the

atmosphere.

navigated through many floating

boat float above the bamboo. It

houses that serve as fishermen’s

made quite a nerve-racking noise,

GO BOATING

posts called began, where each man

breaking the blissful silence of the

A short jaunt to Limboto wrapped

oversees a plot of several hundred

lake. Nevertheless, it is worth the

up my journey. I hopped on a small

square meters of fish cultivation

trouble as I was amazed by the

motorized wooden boat and glided

held together by bamboo poles

scenery and the tranquility of it all.

across the 3,000 hectare lake where

and placed horizontally several

a local friend of mine, Qibor, led

centimeters below the surface.

me to a tucked away spot. As our boat cruised through the water, it

Ending this remarkable trip, Qibor took me to one of the begans

Often times our boat had to pass in and out of these plots and our

to savor fresh fish grilled by the local fisherman in the warm glow of the afternoon sun. There are still many other things to experience in Gorontalo such as the coastline

GORONTALO

National Park, but as my time had to come to an end, I resorted to hoping for another opportunity to return and explore some more. „

INDONESIA

By Fadil Aziz

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CAPITALCORNER

THE CLASSIEST GARAGE IN TOWN THIS IS NOT YOUR ORDINARY GARAGE STACKED WITH UNUSED ITEMS. YOU’LL BE THRILLED TO SEE WHAT’S INSIDE THE POTATO HEAD GARAGE.

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I

f you ever visited Jakarta in the

except for a few music events here

the PTT Family, the group behind the

90’s or early 2000’s, you might

and there. Now the large space

renowned Potato Head Beach Club

be familiar with the Bengkel

is open to the public after being

Bali and Potato Head Restaurant

Café, also called Bengkel

magically transformed into a hip

at Pacific Place Jakarta. The Potato

Nightpark in its glory days.

new place to dine.

Head Garage is just a few miles

The place eventually closed down and was abandoned for some time,

Named the Potato Head Garage, this restaurant is the latest addition to

from the Potato Head Restaurant (both are in the SCBD area), so to distinguish between the two the Garage presents itself as a classic steakhouse while the Pacific Place restaurant highlights their Brasserie.

THAT ‘PTT LOOK’ We have no doubt that the Potato Head Garage will be able to repeat the success of its predecessors. As with all of its projects, the PTT Family has introduced breakthrough concepts with the Garage’s décor. The owners decided to keep the core of the building’s architecture and

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preserve its original condition, so

love of travel – many of the antique

restaurant’s menu is more than just

instead of creating a formal dining

furnishings, rare collectibles and

promising.

atmosphere the Potato Head Garage

artwork are from their personal

features classic Victorian fittings set

collections. Their eclectic taste even

Potato Head Garage serves a

against an industrial space.

makes its way into the details of

delicious Puttanesca Rigatoni with

the wait staff’s uniforms, which are

tomato, basil, capers, and extra

inspired by priest’s attire.

virgin olive oil. This is the perfect

with color and the structure’s ceiling reaches as high as 25 meters. We

option for vegetarians. As for meat

were mesmerized by the gorgeous

GARAGE MENU

eaters, the Wagyu Ragu Pappardelle

chandeliers that hung overhead

No matter how good the interior, it’s

with its fresh made pasta and

from the pyramid-shaped ceiling (try

the food that makes people come

Parmesan cheese will surely become

coming here for dinner when the dim

back to restaurants for more. With

a favorite.

light from the chandeliers provides

talented Chef Hikaru Take in the

an oh-so-romantic atmosphere).

kitchen (previously from the Tapping

of the Potato Head Garage is a

The Garage really showcases the

Shoes Restaurant at the Potato

steakhouse, so the steaks here

owners’ penchant for design and

Head Beach Club Bali), this new

are not to be missed. The Garage

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Don’t forget that the concept

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The concrete floors are washed

Pasta lovers will rejoice as the

offers high quality meat like Wagyu from Japan and Blackmore from Australia. We sampled the Strip Loin Black Angus and the Beef from the Wood Fried Grill, which were both delicious. According to the staff, the OP Rib Eye and Roasted Salmon are also great options. They recommend that guests order their steaks medium because it’s the best way to enjoy the Garage’s steaks. For dessert we tried the Valrhona Flourless Chocolate Cake, which is made from 90% Valrhona black chocolate, the best chocolate brand in the world. This cake is perfect for those who enjoy a bit more of a bitter taste from their chocolate.

GARAGE DRINKS Surrounded by white sofas, the

refreshing and delicious). You can

weekends. The 2,000 square meter

long marbled bar is definitely the

also order wine from the extensive

area can accommodate between

focal point of the room. There are

selection that is beautifully flaunted

250 to 350 diners and has a

a lot of drinks to choose from, but

on one section of a wall.

standing capacity of up to 1,000

the signature drinks at the Garage

The Potato Head Garage is

pay homage to one of the world’s

open from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

that curated music, fashion and art

most popular cocktails, the Mojito.

on weekdays and until 2 a.m. on

programs are planned for the future.

people. The PTT team hinted to us

Their mixologists have created a fine

Judging from the Potato Head Pacific

selection of uniquely crafted Mojitos,

Place’s concert featuring The Radio

combining fresh and local fruits

Dept and PTT’s legendary summer

together with fragrant herbs, spices

parties at Potato Head Beach Club

and homemade syrups.

Bali (past performers include Ed

Their extensive mojito selection

Banger, Justice and the band Foster

gives you an idea of what the

The People), we can’t wait to see

mixology team at Potato Head is

what’s in store. „

best known for – artisanal, creative

By Devishanty

and innovative cocktails with exquisite flavor profiles. We tried

Potato Head Garage

a few of the Mojitos including the

SCBD Lot 14

PTT Mojito, the Apple & Cinnamon

Jalan Jend. Sudirman Kav 52-53,

Mojito, the Mango & Rosemary

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Mojito, the Lychee & Ginger Mojito

(021) 5797-3330

and the Mini Mojito Shot (all

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BEYONDUPDATES

SHARE THE JOY During Ramadhan, the month of giving and sharing, Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta invites guests to send well wishes for the Hari Raya with the hotel’s exclusive Ramadhan hampers. There are four types of hampers offered, all including a range of delicious Ramadhanthemed delicacies in sophisticated packaging, available to order until August 16 at the hotel’s SATOO Deli Shop. What better way to share the spirit of the holiday? Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta Jalan Jenderal Sudirman No.Kav 1, Jakarta (021) 570-7440 www.shangri-la.com/jakarta

CAPITAL SANCTUARY The newly refurbished spa at Alila Jakarta now offers brand new Spa Suites, providing a unique and peaceful sanctuary for both business and leisure travelers. Indulge in a new menu of signature treatments such as Two Souls in Harmony, where two masseuses work together using a Balinese long stroke technique. Alternatively, recharge with 15 to 60 minute therapies focused on reflexology, acupressure and light oil head massages - a relaxing escape for those in the capital city with hectic lifestyles. Alila Jakarta Jalan Pecenongan Kav 7-17, Jakarta (021) 2310-6008

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COMMUNITYCALLEDAR

BALI PARADE Bali & Beyond Magazine in collaboration with Beachwalk Bali is presenting the first-ever Bali Fashion Parade, poised to be one of the most fashionable nights Bali has ever seen. This festive event will be held on August 23 at the hottest lifestyle hub, Beachwalk Bali, and will showcase Bali-based fashion designers and brands that are featured at SATU and 2.O (Two Point O). Beachwalk Jalan Pantai Kuta (0361) 846-4924 www.beachwalkbali.com Illustration: Diaz www.whoisdiaz.com

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SEE&SEEN

SPOTLIGHT ON MANGROVES Cristiano Ronaldo arrived in Bali on June 25 to plant a symbolic mangrove alongside Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in Telaga Waja. The soccer star’s role as ambassador of the Mangrove Care Forum Bali is with no remuneration, a testament to the importance of mangrove forest preservation in Indonesia. www.mangrovecareforum.com

LET’S DANCE An excited crowd amassed at the W Retreat & Spa Bali on June 22 for the W Silent Disco Party. Wearing headsets equipped with three channels controlled by live DJs, the crowd lip-synced and danced the night away beneath palm trees illuminated by colored lights at WOOBAR. www.wretreatbali.com

A GRAND REBRANDING On July 15 a glittering dinner with crystal table settings and dance performances marked the official renaming of Nikko Bali Resort & Spa to Grand Nikko Bali. The rebranding was made to reflect the new additions of 19 luxury villas, a wedding gazebo and an ocean view multi-purpose event space that holds up to 1,000 people. www.grandnikkobali.com

Odysseys Surf School had their 10th anniversary celebration at the TAPEO Gastrobar on June 19. The laid-back beach crowd hung out on the balcony of the restaurant enjoying canapés by TAPEO, complimentary drinks, door prizes and live performances by local bands. www. odysseysurfschool.com 82

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SEE&SEEN

B2B TRAVEL SHOW Buyers and sellers gathered at the inaugural Bali Travel Exchange, which was held at the Ramayana Resort and Spa Bali from June 12 to 14. BTX 2013 was the first ever Balifocused B2B travel show where 30 participating hospitality and tourism stakeholders got the opportunity to showcase their products and services to top international and domestic buyers. www.btx.rajamice.com

ALFRESCO FILM The beach was littered with people either lounging on La Plancha’s colorful beanbags or sitting on the sand, and all eyes were focused on the enormous projection screen each evening from July 11 to 13. After being rained out in June, the 6th annual Ombak Film Festival was rescheduled, then held under starry skies, showcasing breathtaking films about local and international wave chasers. www.ombakbali.com

SAVE THE SURF On June 23 Uluwatu was awash with local and international surfing legends for the Quiksilver Uluwatu Challenge, part of the Bali Big Eco Weekend held by Quiksilver Indonesia, CocaCola Amatil Indonesia and Garuda Indonesia. The annual event educates about Bali’s environmental issues and raises crucial funds – almost $10,000 was collected from entry fee proceeds and a surfboard auction after the surfing event. www.quiksilver.co.id

FOSTERING TALENT Chefs, bartenders and baristas from Archipelago International’s 14 hotel properties gathered on June 15 to compete in a Culinary Festival. This annual event is held to foster motivation and to encourage local Balinese talent, and this year Dewa Putu Budi Astika and Ni Putu Juliari from favehotel Seminyak took home the prize for best culinary creations. www.ArchipelagoInternational.com

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Kamasean Matthews, the young and lively Indonesian Idol runner-up, performed at the Westin Resort on July 12 for the UNICEF Check Out For Children charity concert. Young girls in the audience looked giddy with excitement when Kamasean stepped off the stage and into the crowd. She serenaded the room with her singles as well as her favorite tunes from abroad. www.westin.com/bali

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It was great to see the crowd that gathered on July 5 at the Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort & Spa for our Recharge Night! The weather was perfect, and the drinks and prizes abundant, thanks to Balimoon Liqueurs, Artisan Estate, Heineken, 9 Vodka, Cointreau, The 101 Legian Bali, U Paasha Seminyak, Pan Pacific Nirwana Resort, Azurbali Bags and Cebu Pacific Air. Thanks also to Moments To Go for the fun photos, Soo Santai for the beanbags and lights, LV C&C Model Management and Body & Soul for the fashion show, and of course the entire Anantara Seminyak team for their wonderful support and hospitality. Hope to see you all at our next Recharge Night!

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Maxi Hotel & Spa The Maxi Hotel & Spa is situated in the heart of Bali’s shopping and nightlife district. Centrally located, the property offers an ideal base for visitors wishing to explore Bali while keeping all the island’s 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, children’s 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. 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 Bali’s famous Kuta Beach.

Jl. Legian 83A, Legian Tel: (0361) 754-082 Fax: (0361) 750-792 E-mail: [email protected] Website: www.maxi-hotel.com

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INFOINDEX AIRLINES

Tel: (0361) 286-465, Fax: (0361) 286-408 E-mail: [email protected]

Renon, Denpasar Fax: (0361) 263-310 E-mail: [email protected]

■ AIRPORT OPERATOR Tel: (0361) 751-011

■ FRANCE

■ TIMOR LESTE

■ CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS

Jl. Mertasari Gg. II No. 8, Sanur Tel: (0361) 285-485, Fax: (0361) 286-406 E-mail: [email protected]

Jl. Prof. Yamin No. 4, Renon, Denpsar Tel: (0361) 235-093, Fax: (0361) 235-092 E-mail: [email protected]

■ GERMANY

■ UNITED STATES

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

Jl. Pantai Karang 17, Batujimbar, Sanur Tel: (0361) 288-535, Fax: (0361) 288-826 Email: [email protected]

Jl. Hayam Wuruk 188, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 233-605, Fax: (0361) 222-426 E-mail: [email protected]

■ ROYAL BRUNEI

■ HUNGARY

Tel: (0361) 757-292

Marintur, Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 219, Sanur. Tel: (0361) 287-701, Fax: (0361) 287-456 Email: [email protected]

Wisthi Sabha Building, 2nd Floor Ngurah Rai International Aiprort Call Centre: 0804-1-888888

■ CONTINENTAL MICRONESIA

■ SINGAPORE AIRLINES Jl. I Gusti Ngurah Rai, Airport Tel: (0361) 936-8388, Fax: (0361) 936-8383

HEALTH&MEDICAL

■ INDIA

■ GARUDA Jl. Jalan Sugianyar, 5 Denpasar

Jl. Raya Puputan 163, Renon - Denpasar Tel. (0361) 259-502/259-503 Fax.(0361) 259-505

Tel. (0361) 227-824, Fax: (0361) 226-298 24-hour access: 08071-807-807

■ ITALY

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

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

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: [email protected]

■ MALAYSIA

Tel/Fax: (0361) 759-761

Alam Kulkul Boutique Resort Jl. Pantai Kuta Tel: (0361) 752-520, Fax: (0361) 766-373 E-mail: [email protected]

■ THAI INTERNATIONAL

■ MEXICO

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

PT Puri Astina Putra Building Jl. Prof. Moh. Yamin 1A, Renon, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 223-266, Fax: (0361) 244-568 E-mail: [email protected]

■ NGURAH RAI AIRPORT

■ 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

■ NETHERLANDS

■ ROYAL DANISH Sunset Road No. 89 Ruko Sunset Indah I Kav. 3 Tel: (0361) 821-6979, Fax: (0361) 7666-38 E-mail: [email protected]

CLINIC&HOSPITAL 24-hour emergency medical clinic services, medical evacuation, multilingual staff. Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai 505X, Kuta 80361 Tel: (0361) 710-505, Fax: (0361) 710-515

■ SPAIN

■ BIMC Hospital Nusa Dua

Jl. Tirta Nadi 20, Sanur, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 270-601, Fax: (0361) 287-804 E-mail: [email protected]

Istana Kuta Galeria, Blok Vallet 2, No. 11 Jl. Patih Jelantik, Kuta Tel: (0361) 769-296, Fax: (0361) 769-296 E-mail: [email protected]

■ BRAZIL

■ SWEDEN & FINLAND

Jl. Raya Legian No. 186, Kuta Tel: (0361) 757-775, Fax: (0361) 751-005 E–mail: [email protected]

Segara Village Hotel, Jl. Segara Ayu Tel: (0361) 282-211, Fax: 282-211 E-mail: [email protected]

24h Accident and Emergency Centre, 24h Medical Centre, international standard hospital with fully equipped ambulances, emergency room, intensive care unit, operating theatres, radiology and pathology, ward rooms, international and multilingual team of medical experts, CosMedic Centre, Dialysis Centre, Dental Centre. Kawasan BTDC, Blok D, Nusa Dua 80363, Tel: (0361) 3000-911, Fax: (0361) 3001-150

■ CHILE

■ SWITZERLAND & AUSTRIA

Jl. Jl. Pengembak Gg 1 No. 3, Sanur, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 756-781, Fax: (0361) 756-783 E-mail: [email protected] ■ CZECH REPUBLIC Jl. Pengembak 17 Sanur.

Istana Kuta Galeria Blok Valet 2 No 12, Kuta Tel: (0361) 751-735, Fax: (0361) 754-457 E-mail: [email protected]

■ BRITAIN

(ARMA) Ubud, Tel: (0361) 976-659, Fax: 974-229. Jl. Pengosekan, Ubud, open daily 8 am-6pm

■ ABIAN KAPAS Jl. Nusa Indah, East Denpasar Tel: (0361) 227-176

■ ANTONIO BLANCO Ubud , Tel: (0361) 975-502, 975-551 open daily 8 am-5 pm

■ ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM Pejeng, Tel: (0361) 942-352 Open 8 am - 3 pm weekdays

■ GEDONG KIRTYA HISTORICAL LIBRARY Tel: (0362) 25141, Jl. Veteran, Singaraja. Open 7am - 3pm Monday Thursday, until Fridaynoon, closed on weekends

■ GALLERY SENIWATI Jl. Ubud Raya, Gianyar. Tel: (0361) 975-485

■ MUSEUM BALI Tel: (0361) 235-059, 222-680, Jl. Let. Kol Wisnu, Denpasar

■ MUSEUM LE MAYEUR Tel: (0361) 286-164, Jl. Hang Tuah, Sanur. Open 8 am - 2 pm, Tuesday - Sunday.

■ MUSEUM MANUSA YADNYA Mengwi, open daily, but often unattended

■ MUSEUM NEKA Tel: (0361) 975-074, 975-034, Jl. Raya Campuan, Ubud open daily 9 am - 5 pm.

Tel: (0361) 975-136, 971-159, Jl. Raya Ubud, Ubud, www.mpl-ubud.com

■ MUSEUM RUDANA Tel: (0361) 975-779, 976-479, Peliatan, Ubud

■ MUSEUM SUBAK Tel: (0361) 810-315, Jl. Raya Kediri, Desa Sanggulan, Tabanan

■ BIMC Hospital Kuta ■ POLAND

Jl.Gunung Agung 93, Denpasar 80118 Tel: (0361) 426-171, Fax: (0361) 426-477 E-mail: [email protected]

■ AUSTRALIA, CANADA, NEW ZEALAND Jl. Tantular No. 32, Renon - Denpasar 80234 Tel: (0361) 241-118, Fax: (0361) 221-195 E-mail: [email protected] www.bali.indonesia.embassy.gov.au

■ AGUNG RAI MUSEUM OF ART

■ INTERNATIONAL SOS CLINIC

24h Accident and Emergency Centre, 24h Medical Centre, international standard hospital with fully equipped ambulances, emergency room, intensive care unit, operating theatres, radiology and pathology, ward rooms, international and multilingual team of medical experts, CosMedic Centre for non-invasive and invasive cosmetic and aesthetic treatments. Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai 100X, Kuta 80361 Tel: (0361) 761-263, Fax: (0361) 767-701

CONSULATES

MUSEUMS

■ MUSEUM PURI LUKISAN

KCB Travel, Jl. Raya Kuta 127, Kuta Tel: (0361) 761-502, Fax: (0361) 752-777 E-mail: [email protected]

■ DEPARTURE Arrive at the airport two hours prior to departure. A Rp. 150,000 international departure tax is required. Domestic departure fee is Rp 40,000. No Fiscal tax-exempt to pay for Indonesian and expatriates holding KITAS for International departure. Ngurah Rai Intíl Airport, Tel: (0361) 751-011

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 fluids. 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.

■ RUMAH SAKIT UMUM PUSAT SANGLAH (General Hospital): Jl. Diponegoro, Sanglah, Denpasar. Tel: (0361) 227-911/15

Jl. Raya Petitenget No. 11, Block I/C, Banjar Umasari, Kerobokan Tel: (0361) 732-165, Fax: (0361) 732-165 E-mail: [email protected]

■ SLOVAKIA

TOURIST INFO. ■ INTEGRATED TOURISM INFORMATION CENTER (ITIC) A one-stop tourist information complex of ten provinces in Indonesia comprising Bali, Lampung, Jakarta, Banten, West Java, Central Java, East Java, Jogjakarta. Jl. Raya Kuta 2, Kuta, 80361; Tel: (0361) 766-188

■ NGURAH RAI INTERNATIONAL

■ THAILAND Jl. Puputan Raya No. 81,

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■ SILOAM HOSPITALS 24-hour emergency 779-911 Jl. Sunset Road No. 818, Kuta, Badung, Bali Tel: +62-361-779-900 E-mail: [email protected]

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AIRPORT Tel: (0361) 751-011

■ BADUNG GOVERNMENT TOURISM OFFICE Jl. Kuta Raya 2, Kuta Tel: (0361) 756-175/76 ■ BALI GOVERNMENT TOURISM OFFICE Jl. Supratman, Niti Mandala, Renon, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 222-387 ■ SINGARAJA TOURIST INFORMATION OFFICE Jl. Veteran 23, Singaraja Tel: (0362) 251-41

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

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