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TEAMTALK

THE FINEST OF THEM ALL


Om Swastiastu...

Valentines Day is coming, and so you may have already prepared a romantic escape
to Bali as a surprise gift for your love. The good news for you is that Bali has numerous
dreamy spots that will surely enhance your bond with your better half, probably too many
in fact, so the options just might overwhelm you. But dont worry as we will reveal some
of the best of the best on the island, just for you.
Our contributor Katie Truman has especially tailored four different romantic
experiences in four areas in Bali from getting down and dirty while exploring rice

COVER
Photo Courtesy of The Oberoi, Bali

elds in Ubud to getting a pampered spa treatment with the view of the vast Indian ocean
in Jimbaran, Katie shares them all in Lifestyle & Leisure. And if youre looking for the
perfect ne dining venue, BLANCO par Mandif is where you should go ip through
Dine & Delights for the complete review.
Of course, Valentines Day is not just to be shared with your better half its also
the perfect time to express your love for your family and reconnect with your friends.
The Alila Seminyak, the latest gem in the Seminyak area, is more than perfect for your stay
with loved ones. Read Rest & Relaxation and discover what this new hotel has in store for
you. We also reveal the secrets of how to look like a real gentleman in Jakarta, and the
beauty of the marine life in Manado in Capital Corner and Beyond Bali.
We hope you enjoy ipping through our pages and we wish you a
Happy Valentines Day!

Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om


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DINDA NANCY
NUGRAHA

PHIL GREEN
is an avid traveler
and a keen golfer
with a passion for
photography. Browse
his growing collection
of photographs
at baliphotoblog.
smugmug.com.

is a former content
creator at a digital
marketing agency.
She loves to dive the
oceans and often sets
ashore to make her
postponed dreams
come true.

KATIE TRUMAN
waved goodbye to
her native England
fteen 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.

www. skal.org
skalbali@dps.centrin.net.id

MELIANA SALIM

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An accidental writer, a
closet photographer and a
restless traveler (with an old
European soul) who nds
solace in scuba diving,
spontaneous road trips and
a hot bath, loves gourmet
picnics, and dreams of living
in an Eco-capsule in every
continent.
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EVE TEDJA
is a Balinese born
interior designer and
freelance writer who
loves to eat, read
and travel. Lately, she
nds her passion in
permaculture and is
constantly showing
off her garden her
Instagram account
@kspejeng

NIKKA AMANDRA
GUNADHARMA
was part of an
international NGO
focusing on the
environment. He is
very into reading,
skateboarding, scuba
diving and writing, and
is happily married to a
Balinese writer.

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THE TALE OF ANCIENT


PEJENG

PHOTOS & FUN FACTS

SIGHTS&SOUNDS

A visit to historical Pejeng village

Snapshots and quotes picked up


throughout December and January

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IT TAKES TWO

A SUITE LIFE

LIFESTYLE&LEISURE
Romantic activities at Balis top
destinations

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DINE&DELIGHTS

A FINE NEW WORLD


A dining experience at BLANCO
par Mandif

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PROFILE&PORTRAIT

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REST&RELAXATION
Stay at the new Alila Seminyak

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FOTOFOLIO

BLACK & WHITE BALI


Bali and its surroundings in
monochrome photography

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+
16 PRIMEPROMOTION

THE BEAUTIFUL MIND

Hot deals and promotions of


the month that shouldnt be missed

An interview with Miles Humphreys

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18 NEW&NEWS
This months select news updates
from the islands tourism industry
and whats new around the island

INVITE&INDULGE
BLISSFUL MORNING

Join a yoga class at The Westin Resort


Nusa Dua, Bali

6 4 BEYONDUPDATES
News updates from the tourism
industry and whats new beyond Bali

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

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

70 BALIMAPS
Map of Bali showing specic tourism
areas and places of interest, as
well as a distance scale between
the islands main destinations

74 INFOINDEX
Useful directory of companies and
island-based businesses
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FIRST COLUMN PHOTO BY MELIANA SALIM, SECOND COLUMN PHOTO COURTESY OF ALILA SEMINYAK,
THIRD COLUMN PHOTO COURTESY OF TIRTHA DINING ULUWATU

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ACTION&ATTRACTION
ROW, ROW, ROW
YOUR BOARD

BEYONDBALI

The fun of Stand Up Paddling

DEEP IN THE BLUE


Diving in Bunaken, Manado

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CAPITALCORNER
SUIT UP!

How to look like a real gentleman


in Jakarta
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TOP AND BOTTOM LEFT PHOTOS BY NIKKA AMANDRA GUNADHARMA


BOTTOM RIGHT PHOTO COURTESY OF STARBOARD

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PRIMEPROMOTION

JUST US TWO
This Valentines Day, why dont you treat your loved one to a
romantic getaway that no one else will experience but you two?
The St. Regis Bali Resort offers an exclusive weekend escape for
only one couple, The Extravagant Love Package a special twonight stay at a luxurious beachfront Strand Villa. It also includes
daily breakfast for two at Boneka, luxurious transportation with
a private driver for your entire stay, a bottle of Dom Perignon
Champagne upon arrival, as well as a one-time Couples
Honeymoon spa treatment at the Remde Spa. Not to mention
that you and your loved one can also enjoy the Astor Diamond
Champagne Brunch at the Kayuputi Restaurant and a private
romantic wine-pairing dinner at the Cloud Nine Chapel. The
Extravagant Love Package is priced at Rp. 99 million and once
again, it is for one couple only, checking in on February 13 and
out on February 16. Are you that lucky couple?
The St. Regis Bali
BTDC Lot S6, Nusa Dua
(0361) 8478-111, www.stregis.com/bali

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STYLISH HOME
If you plan to redecorate your home but dont really have
the time and energy to think about the concept, let alone
hunt the furniture, dont worry because Indonesian interior
stylist Wendah Mumpuni will help you. With a degree in
Fine Arts Photography from the Royal Melbourne Institute
of Technology, Wendah is really passionate about home
styling and is ready to be your personal interior consultant,
and to assist you in scouting for the furniture you need.
The best thing is that you can consult with her via email
(wendah.mumpuni@gmail.com) and social media, and
she will answer your requests and provide mood boards
for home styling and table setting with a contemporary yet
eclectic style. Ready to make those new changes in your
home? You can contact her at the following address.
www.facebook.com/wendah.mumpuni

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ALL COURTESY PHOTOS

To usher in the year of The Fire Monkey, The Stones Legian,


Bali A Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel presents a special
Chinese New Year Family Set menu dinner at the Stones
Kitchen from February 7 until 13. This special dinner is priced
at Rp. 280,000 ++/person, and on Chinese New Years Day
on February 8, not only will you enjoy the superbly delicious
treats you will also be entertained by a special Lion dance that
will spread good luck to all as it moves around the restaurant
and lobby, as well as the pool area. You and your little ones
can also participate in the fun by feeding the barongsai with
the quintessential red envelope, ang pao.
The Stones Legian, Bali
A Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel
Jalan Raya Pantai Kuta, Banjar Legian Kelod, Legian
(0361) 300-5888, www.stoneshotelbali.com

SERENE VILLA
Nagisa Bali proudly opens the doors of their latest villa, Villa
Balidamai. Located in Kerobokan, the three-bedroom Villa
Balidamai overlooks a lush garden and is complete with a large
private swimming pool and a gazebo for guests to unwind in. The
villa is designed with ethnic decorations and a sophisticated interior
with a rich touch of traditional Balinese style. Starting from Rp.
3,575,000 (including breakfast), Villa Balidamai is ready to be
your holiday home.
Villa Balidamai
Jalan Intan Permai Gang Cendrawasih 1x, Kerobokan
(0361) 499-081, www.villabalidamai.com

L FOR LOVE
To celebrate this years season of love on
February 14, the L Hotel Seminyak offers an
amazing romantic three-course set menu dinner
for both outside and in-house guests. Couples can
experience the ultimate Valentines Day Dinner at
the hotels well-decorated Lola restaurant, which
starts with a glass of wine. The dinner starts with
fresh Salmon Rose with Capers and Sour Cream
followed by the main Romantic Cha-Cha Aged
Tenderloin with Tiger Prawns, Chefs Tamarillo Jus,
Mashed Potatoes and Trufe Oil with fresh Grilled
Vegetables. Rounding off the romance, the dessert
comes in a form of a Triple Valrhona Chocolate
Cake with Strawberry Coulis complimented by
a choice of freshly brewed coffee or tea and
their famous pralines. What are you waiting for?
Book your place now!
L Hotel Seminyak
Jalan Raya Petitenget No. 8L, Seminyak
(0361) 894-7898, www.thelhotels.com

AUTUMN ATTIRE
The renowned fashion-art brand BIASA has just launched its
Fall 2016 Collection. This season the brand drew inspiration
from Africa using warm and natural shades and a potteryinspired palette with cinnamon, khaki, amber, ginger and
cranberry combined with touches of cool greys and blues.
The new collection also presents playful applique prints,
Mondrian-look striped patterns and knotted and hand
worked details on their signature lightweight pure linens,
cotton, as well as silk materials. BIASAs new Fall 2016
collection is really the one to go with to freshen up your
wardrobe!
www.biasagroup.com

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NEW&NEWS

CHILL IN ULUWATU
Located within the grounds of de Sapphire Cliff
Villa in Uluwatu, a brand new venue De BarOngs has just opened its doors to welcome in the
laidback crowd of the Bukit area. This new caf
and restaurant offers a great menu that features a
variety of hearty home cooking as well as a range
of healthy options for both meals and beverages.
Some of their specialties include the DE Bar-Ongs
Crispy Duck and Stewed Pork Spare Ribs dont
forget to pair them with the restaurants signature
smoothies like the fruity Uluwatu Sunrise and the
exotic thirst quencher Awesometacular Mix. You
can enjoy these tasty treats while overlooking the
cafs spectacular views of the ocean right from
the tip of Uluwatus dramatic limestone cliff.
De Bar-Ongs Bar and Restaurant
De Sapphire Cliff Villa
Jalan Pantai Suluban No. 313, Uluwatu
(0361) 849-8717
www.desapphire.com

CASE OF THE HAIR

GELATO BY
THE SEA
Gelato Secrets, one of Balis most prominent gelato companies, has
teamed up with another top-notch restaurant, the Mozaic Beach Club,
to bring you their refreshing and amazingly tasty artisanal Italian gelato
and sorbetto right on the famed Batu Belig Beach in Seminyak. Gelato
Secrets icy treats are available for you to purchase on the lush grounds
of the beach club from the cute customized Volkswagen Kombi van. The
pop-up van offers eight delicious avors including the best-selling Salted
Butter Caramel, and each one is expertly handcrafted using only 100
percent natural and fresh ingredients. This is an amazing antidote to Balis
scorching heat!
www.gelatosecrets.com

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ALL COURTESY PHOTOS

Back in January, Seminyak saw an opening of a


great new mens lifestyle spot named Shearlock.
This new spot is a collaborative lifestyle space
comprised of a modern day barbershop, a caf,
and an amazing mens retail store. The barbershop
offers quality mens hairstyling and shaving while
the caf highlights delicious coffee from renowned
Jakarta-based roaster The Caffeine Dispensary, and
the boutique offers Shearlocks exclusive collection
in collaboration with Tehnik Clothing, for items
including stylish tees, caps, shirts, pants and leather
accessories. Shearlock is a true one-stop shop
for the discerning men of the island, and is open
Tuesday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Shearlock
Jalan Petitenget No. 17C, Kerobokan
www.facebook.com/experienceshearlock

ONE-STOP BEAUTY
Following its success in Jakarta, Sephora as of the worlds
renowned beauty brands is opening up a branch store in the
Discovery Shopping Mall of Kuta, Bali. Offering international
make up brands like Marc Jacobs, Stila, Too Faced, Benet
Cosmetics, and many more, this Sephora outlet is the place
to go for high-quality beauty products. The opening night
for Sephora in Bali took place in January, and was made
merrier by the performances of Pendet and Manuk Rawa to
entertain the invitees.
www.sephora.com

ROMANTIC TRIFECTA
Tirtha Dining, one of the most romantic restaurants on the island,
unveiled three exquisite new dining venues each with their own
unique location and setting. Dedicated exclusively for only one
table per evening, the Glass Stage is built right at the edge of
a garden cliff with an undisturbed view of the sparkling Indian
Ocean. This spots unique feature is the see-through glass oor
where you can see the playful waves beneath. For couples that
long for privacy, The Cliff Top Bale is surrounded by a lush
tropical garden and the spectacular view of the ocean that is
more than perfect. The third spot is the newly extended and stylish
wooden Pool Deck that is adjacent to Tirtha Uluwatus main
lounge, surrounded by stunning water features and pools and
facing the iconic and glowing Tirtha Uluwatu chapel.
Tirtha Dining Uluwatu
Jalan Uluwatu Br. Dinas Karang Boma Desa Pecatu, Uluwatu
082-8361-1111, www.tirthadining.net

SPANISH FLAVOR
The PTT Family, the group behind the iconic Potato Head Beach Club, proudly
opened two brand new places to hang out recently, adding more sparkle
to the hip lifestyle scene of Seminyak. Teaming up with Frank Camorra of
MoVida, the acclaimed Spanish restaurant group from Australia, the PTT
Family now brings MoVida to this paradise island. The group has also
launched their signature bar named Akademi, where patrons can enjoy wellcurated and unique potions featuring the widest range of spirits available
from internationally renowned brands to the artisanal Balinese liquor, arak.
MoVida and Akademi are ready to welcome you at the PTT Familys new
hotel, Katamama.
MoVida Bali
Katamama, Jalan Petitenget No. 51B, Seminyak
(0361) 302-9999, www.the-katamama.com

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THE TALE OF ANCIENT PEJENG


OUR CONTRIBUTOR EVE TEDJA REVEALS A HISTORICAL VILLAGE
THAT IS A MUST-VISIT DESTINATION

espite its cultural

biodiversity map is going to turn

kingdom with the Warmadewa

signicance and

Pejeng into the destination that it

Dynasty as the reigning monarch.

plethora of heritage

deserves to be.

sites, Pejeng Village

The kingdom ourished for about


two centuries, from the latter part

THE BRONZE IRON AGE

of the 10th until the end of the 12th

relatively unknown. Unlike its

The ancient village of Pejeng is

century. Dutch archaeologist W.F.

popular neighbor Ubud, Pejeng

known to have done trade with other

Stutterheim believes that the village

is often passed by tourist buses

countries during the Bronze Iron Age

of Pejeng and its neighbor Bedulu

heading to Kintamani or after

the existence of a great bronze

were the center of the kingdom,

stopping at the popular Goa Gajah

drum housed in one of its temples is

based on the extraordinary ndings

Temple. This is about to change

valid evidence. Prior to the Javanese

of artifacts in the area. This region is

however. The recent discovery of

kingdom of Majapahit in 1343, Bali

surrounded by two mighty rivers, the

the villages rich socio-cultural and

was ruled under one autonomous

Petanu and the Pakerisan. In their

has remained

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banks lie hermits caves and temples

TOUR THE TEMPLES

inside the Kebo Edan Temple. This

that have withstood the test of time.

Mind you, it is easy to get lost in

giant menacing statue dancing on

the tranquility of the Archaeology

human bones is believed to be the

epigraphs also reveal that during

Museum, also known as the Museum

manifestation of the God Destroyer,

the reign of King Dharma Udayana

Gedong Arca. This museum is home

Shiva. Dating back to the 13th

in the Warmadewa Dynasty there

to around 3,000 relics from the pre-

century, this statue also proves that

were nine religious sects that grew

historic and historical eras of Bali

during that time Hindu Tantrism was

and lived side by side. There were

sarcophagus, ceramics and bronze

practiced, especially among the

Siva Siddhanta, Pasupata, Bhairava,

relics are among just a few of the

kings and princes for politics and

Vaisnava, Bodha, Brahmana, Rsi,

artifacts displayed here. Across from

charisma.

Surya and Ganapatya. These nine

the museum and in the middle of the

sects later crystallized into the form

rice eld stands a statue known as

which means the navel of the

of Hinduism that we know today.

Arjuna Metapa, or The Meditating

world stands proudly nearby.

Arjuna. A gure from the Hindu epic

The name of this temple suggests

village features an interesting walk

story titled Mahabharata, he is the

its important role in ancient times.

for history enthusiasts, and on that

one remaining piece of what used

Inside this temple, visitors can nd

one long stretch of road visitors can

to be a vast complex of the ancient

a stone vessel named Ratu Sangku

experience the Pejeng Heritage

kingdom.

Sudalama, which is believed to

Important ndings on stone

A recently published map of the

Walk that takes about three hours by


foot. Let me take you around

Slightly different from the serene


Arjuna is the mighty Shiva Bhairava

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The Pusering Jagat Temple

carry the holy water of life, tirtha


amerta. For that reason, this temple

is often visited by those who long to

structure that is going to be used in a

preparation and volunteers their time

be puried, especially during a full

ceremony.

and energy. The holy transcendental

We have 67 temples in this

dance Sang Hyang Jaran will be

village alone. There is hardly a

performed the dancers for this

THE HEART
OF THE VILLAGE

week goes by without a ceremony

performance are believed to be

to attend, states Dewa, who is

chosen by the Gods from a crowd

Walking along the road, visitors can

currently preparing the upcoming

of Kecak dancers, and they will be

easily experience the day-to-day life

Panca Wali Krama Ceremony at

dancing in a trance upon a trail of

of the village. Located in the heart of

Penataran Sasih Temple that will

hot burning coals.

the village is the Night Food Market

be held in February. This ceremony

however, this area has been

is prepared once every 50 years,

is across from the market, is our

cleared for the time being as it is

with the last one taking place in

next stop. It is the house of the

designated for a temporary bamboo

1966. The whole village joins in the

mysterious and sacred Moon of

Pura Penataran Sasih, which

Pejeng, the worlds largest single


cast bronze kettle drum that is
186.6 centimeters high and is
believed to be made by the Dong
Son civilization more than 2,000
years ago. Nobody can validate
how this drum arrived in Pejeng
though, but it was rst mentioned
in literature by G.E. Rumphius
in 1705, and later gained more
recognition when Dutch artist W.O.J.
Nieuwenkamp reproduced the
famous face motif.
By Eve Tedja

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PHOTOS BY BUDI CHANDRA

moon ceremony.

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LIFESTYLE&LEISURE

IT TAKES TWO
BALI PROVIDES AN IMPOSSIBLY ROMANTIC
PLAYGROUND FOR COUPLES. OUR
CONTRIBUTOR KATIE TRUMAN SUMS UP
FOUR MEMORABLE ACTIVITIES IN THE
ISLANDS INSPIRING DESTINATIONS THAT
PROMISE TO MAKE COUPLES BOND EVEN
TIGHTER. SINGLES, LOOK AWAY
RECONNECT IN
JIMBARAN

Four treatment packages with

one-upmanship framed photograph.

ultra-opulent products have been

All of these two-hour plus spa rituals

For a couples ultimate pampering

exclusively created for SOTR surely

and wellness journey packages are

day, love on the rocks is what you

the islands most lavish spa rituals

ultra-indulgent and sense-sational,

need. Part of AYANA Resort and

not replicated anywhere else. Even

a jetsetter experience with prices to

Spas acclaimed Thermes Marins

before the treatments commence,

match (from Rp. 8,884,0000++ twin

Spa is ensconced in cliff-top gardens

you will already be in awe as you

use), but an unforgettable treat for

above Jimbaran Bay, so the Spa

are escorted down the hundred-

couples and honeymooners mind

on the Rocks (SOTR) presents one

plus stone steps below AYANAs

you, time slots are limited and it is

of the worlds most spectacular spa

towering cliff-tops to reach these

best to book for late afternoon to

venues two luxuriously-appointed

wave-lashed sanctuaries. Staff

coincide with the sunset.

treatment villas, anchored on natural

take photos of the lucky duo with

The treatments are just as

rocks stretching out into the Indian

the spa villas and tranquil ocean

extraordinary Lava Me Tender

Ocean.

as backdrop, presented later as a

draws on the healing and anti-aging

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properties of natural volcanic lava,

DINE IN NUSA DUA

the Global Anti-Aging Treatment

Along a quieter section of Nusa

promises top-to-toe radiance

Duas coastline at Tanjung

to dine either at one of the 15

and youthfulness, while Precious

Benoa Beach is an integrated

semi-open thatched bales (US$

Gems utilizes magical jade to

resort complex sprawled across

125++/person including a glass of

heal and restore. The Diamond

tropical gardens with the ve-star

sparkling wine) that is strung along

Miracle however, ranks as the most

service youd expect from Hilton

coconut-palm dotted grass ledges

luxurious, using some of the worlds

Worldwide, as Conrad Bali provides

overlooking powdery white sands,

most elite spa products incorporating

a truly tranquil and private spot

or at the even more secluded Water

diamond, silk, and pearl elements,

for an intimate dining. In fact, this

Gardens (US$ 195++, inclusive of a

not to mention the most romantic,

expansive beachfront property offers

bottle of champagne), hidden within

with a sunken bathtub for two

couples the ultimate romantic dinner,

the resorts lush lawn gardens where

overowing with hundreds of rose

kicking off sunset with an extensive

a solitary bale stands center-stage in

and delectable dinner menu.


The hardest decision is where

petals and the optional nale of


chilled champagne and strawberries.
If youre not more reconnected in
your post-treatment glow, theres
simply no hope.
AYANA Resort and Spa
Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera,
Jimbaran
(0361) 702-222
www.ayanaresort.com

The romantic atmosphere


of Conrad Bali

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edging irrigation canals leading

Those adventurous couples wishing

to the Ayung River. After a picnic-

dining options are totally woo-worthy

to get down and dirty should roll

style breakfast in a traditional bale

with an exclusive table a deux set-up

up their trousers for A Day in the

overlooking terraced paddies,

on request, complete with ickering

Life of a Balinese Rice Farmer

couples will learn about Balis

candles, rose petals and the attentive

one of several culture and nature-

traditional Subak irrigation system

though discreet staff serving the

oriented activities organized by

as well as help local farmers plant

four-course menu and topping

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan,

rice seedlings and transplant young

up your glasses. There are many

deep in Ubuds rain forested river

shoots. All that hard-earned dirt and

amazing choices; the more sensuous-

gorges. Also available to outside

sweat is then washed away with a

inclined dishes run to appetizers

guests and bookable exclusively as

traditional riverside bathing ritual,

of Lobster Salad, Watermelon

a couples private half-day activity

Batukali. With freshly pounded

Gazpacho Soup and mains of Beef

(Rp. 3,000,000 ++/couple), A

herbal blends applied to the scalp,

Tenderloin with saffron risotto and

Day in the Life allows participants

this invigorating river-stone scrub

asparagus, rounded off with Baked

to experience rst-hand the daily

and massage with fragrant coconut

Apricot Cheesecake and Pralines.

toils of a Balinese farmer and the

oil and freshly grated ginger

A post-dinner stroll on the beach to

time-honored farming rituals of

paste is amazing at soothing sore

stargaze is highly recommended.

Balis ubiquitous rice paddies rice

muscles. This treatment, being from

is not only the islands iconic food

the luxurious Four Seasons, comes

Conrad Bali

staple but also a star component in

administered by therapists at a spa

Jalan Pratama No. 168, Tanjung

Balinese culture and religion.

villa close to the riverbank.

Whichever you choose, both

Benoa, Nusa Dua

The day commences early with

Then you can enjoy a hearty

(0361) 778-788

a guided hike through verdant rice

lunch of nasi campur, a traditional

www.ConradBali.com

elds and along elevated paths

mixed rice meal that a farmers wife

Learn about Balis traditional


irrigation system at
Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan

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ALL COURTESY PHOTOS

HIDE IN UBUD

a picture-perfect water feature.

typically prepares then shares with


her husband, together in a rustic
riverside hut. This lunch concludes
the memorable day, immortalized
with a souvenir photograph.
Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan
Sayan, Ubud
(0361) 977-577

hospitality and tropical beauty not

full moon ceremony couples will

www.fourseasons.com/sayan

to mention spiritual tranquility.

receive a Sanskrit blessing for

The Oberois mature beachfront

health, happiness, prosperity and

BLESSED IN SEMINYAK

gardens are home to several ancient

a harmonious life from a Pemangku

For couples that are longing for

Hindu temples and shrines where

(a Hindu priest), accompanied

some divine intervention, The

ritual offerings are presented daily,

by fruit and ower offerings and

Oberoi, Bali, may be the answer to

while its beachfront is considered

ancient Sanskrit recitals to the strains

your prayers. As one of Seminyaks

one of the islands holiest and the

of traditional rindik music. Post-

original resorts established

source of great spiritual powers

ceremony, an intimate Megibung

in 1978 under the sumptuous

as ceremonies are regularly held

dinner is served on the beach under

Oberoi Hotels & Resorts group

here. The good news is that in-house

the full moon glow the alfresco

The Oberoi, Bali has amazingly

guests can participate in their own

setting is exquisitely decorated with

maintained its Balinese traditional

private Full Moon Celebration

bamboo and palm fronds. Pray, eat,

village aesthetics, presenting

(US$ 250++/couple) a part of

love. Simple!

rustic-inclined dwellings nestled

the Oberoi Experiences at The

By Katie Truman

amongst a landscaped coconut

Oberois on-site temple on a special

grove alongside Seminyak Beach.

full moon day, which is sacred in

The Oberoi Bali

And at the heart of what is now

Balinese culture and celebrated

Seminyak Beach

Balis hippest neighborhood, this

across the island.

Jalan Kayu Aya, Seminyak

idyllic haven still offers the complete


Balinese package of serenity, warm

Attired in the prerequisite sarong

www.oberoihotels.com

and sash, during the traditional

BALI&BEYOND FEBRUARY 2016

(0361) 730-361

27

DINE&DELIGHTS

A FINE NEW WORLD


UP IN THE HILLS OF UBUD, AMONGST THE LUSH GROUNDS OF THE
BLANCO RENAISSANCE MUSEUM, A CULINARY REVOLUTION IS UNDERWAY
AT BLANCO PAR MANDIF, A NEW RESTAURANT BY INDONESIAS AWARDWINNING CHEF AND RESTAURATEUR OF THE HUGELY SUCCESSFUL TEATRO
GASTROTEQUE, MANDIF M. WAROKKA.

This page: Salad bengkuang. Opposite page,


clockwise from top left: Mie Cakalang, Rempeyek,
Rajungan, Cendol.

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rst met Chef Mandif over a

haute cuisine reigns the chefs tasting

degustation menu, ranging from ve

year ago when I interviewed

runway at BLANCO. Lets have a

to 13 courses, caters to sophisticated

him about the opening of his

taste

palates and reads like a delicious

second restaurant, BLANCO

trip down Chef Mandifs memory


lane across the archipelago.

awe of his passion and respect for

CROSSING
BOUNDARIES

Indonesian food as well as his grand

Beyond the opulent wooden space,

Indonesian food for customs and

ambition to elevate the cuisine of

the bustling open kitchen, the sleek

traditions, heart-warming recipes

his homeland to a higher level of

eight-seater chefs tasting table and

from his childhood are dissected,

gastronomic delight. Days after

the theatrical culinary inventions,

reconstructed and resurrected

the hushed opening of BLANCO

a nostalgic sentiment lingers in

through innovative ideas, where

par Mandif in June of 2015, he

the air. The highly conceptualized

classical culinary techniques meet

par Mandif in Ubud. I left in

Digging deep into the roots of

invited me over for a dinner. Little


did I know that I was witnessing an
extraordinary culinary renaissance
with a signed copy of the menu to
take home!
BLANCO par Mandif the name
is inspired by the amboyant late
Spanish artist Antonio Blanco has
boldly served dishes that have never
been done by any Indonesian chef
or restaurateur. Chef Mandif is an
innitely fascinating man who sees
no distinction between life, food and
art. While artful Asian-French fusion
fare takes center stage at Teatro
Gastroteque, Indonesian heritage

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modern cooking technology and

farmers and quality suppliers with

other ingredients is the opening act

give birth to elegant plating and

the exception of a few inevitable

at BLANCO, re-imagined as crispy

rened avors. Boundaries are

imports. Everything is meticulously

spinach, kale and river eel bred

crossed and palates challenged,

made from scratch and brought

locally by one of the staff. This

and Indonesian cuisine, as we know

straight from bountiful nature to the

dish is gracefully balanced on a

it, is reborn.

kitchen table.

curious wire sculpture and served

Innovations aside, this is also

with a side of spicy tomato sambal.

where Mother Nature meets haute

CULINARY HERITAGE

Accompanied by a citrusy Kintamani

cuisine. Mandif is so in touch with

Eko Putro BLANCOs talented

cocktail, it makes for a refreshing

the earth that he insists on only using

and sassy sommelier-cum-General

start to a decadent evening.

the nest seasonal produce ethically

Manager with a healthy rebellious


streak takes beverage pairing up

complex modernist gastronomy, but

a notch with his erce homemade

there is no shyness or compromise

concoctions and aged cocktails

on the avors, textures and tastes.

matched perfectly to each dish.


Rempeyek, a savory,
ubiquitous Javanese
snack of deep

Rajungan a dish of humble


origin is a hearty soup of roasted
corn, shredded crabmeat, sweet
onions and lime that is beautifully

fried crackers

presented in a unique ceramic bowl.

made from

I have to say, it is best paired with a

our

cool margarita shaken right in front

and

of you.
The next dish that blows my mind
is the Cakalang, a famous dish
from North Sulawesi that consists
of warm dashi poured over silky
house-made noodles. A sumptuous
broth is painstakingly prepared
with Japanese style katsuobushi
or skipjack tuna that has gone
through a lengthy process of
drying, fermenting and smoking.
In the hands of Chef Mandif, it
is transformed into a delectable
delicacy that evokes nostalgia and
provokes interest.
Of course, dont forget to try the
Sambal balado, a tangy staple spicy
condiment of West Sumatra. It is the
sweet starring sauce of the butter
poached tiger prawn, complemented

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FIRST PAGE AND OPPOSITE PAGE TOP PHOTOS COURTESY OF


BLANCO PAR MANDIF, ALL OTHERS BY MELIANA SALIM

sourced from local

Comfort foods are revamped to

Sambal Balado (left), the table setting at BLANCO par


Mandif (above), and sommelier Eko in action (right bottom)

with crispy and notoriously stinky

made with a ginger and lemongrass

petai beans off-putting to some

infused palm sugar reduction.

but popular among Indonesians.

Truth to be told, this is the best

Eko swears by his signature barrel-

cendol and wedang jahe Ive ever

aged Negroni to bring out the best

had in my life.

in this dish.
Dessert is most certainly not an

There is soulfulness and an


element of playfulness in Chef

afterthought at BLANCO. Cendol,

Mandifs creations. Alongside his

has been globally disregarded for

traditionally a sweet treat of rice

young, equally passionate and

too long. His statement is bold, loud

our, palm sugar, coconut milk and

patriotic super team, he strives

and clear. Close your eyes and just

green worm-like jelly, is transformed

to simply make people happy

go with it. Its about time.

into an exquisite symphony of

through his culinary articulation and

By Meliana Salim

delicate colorful jackfruit and

inspire Indonesians to be proud

pandan spheres, gourmet pandan

of their cuisine. The BLANCO

BLANCO par Mandif

ice cream, slippery basil seeds

par Mandif experience is a ne

Jalan Raya Tjampuhan

soaked in coconut milk foam and

epicurean ride into the future of

Museum Blanco Complex,

fragrant coconut bubbles oating

Indonesian cuisine. This is one mans

Ubud, Gianyar

harmoniously in wedang jahe a

quest to reclaim national pride

(0361) 479-2284

clever twist on the old ginger tea,

through a rich culinary heritage that

www.blancoparmandif.com

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MEET THE BRAIN BEHIND


THE CONSTRUCTION
OF A NUMBER OF FIVESTAR RESORTS IN BALI
Padma Resort Legian is also
one of Miles creations
Miles
Humphreys

most wanted architects to design

for the next term. By the time I was

ve-star resorts in Bali Mandapa,

in university, I already know how

a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Padma Ubud

things went together. For instance,

and The Oberoi to name a few

drawings can really look good on

and around the world in Seychelles,

paper but then the contractors will

Costa Rica, and more. To Bali &

say, Tell me how thats going to

Beyond (BB), New Zealander Miles

work. Drawing is one thing but

Humphreys (MH) talks about his

getting the workers to actually make

passion for architecture.

it into a reality is another skill that


you only get through experience.

BB: Youve built homes with your

My dad is also a perfectionist, so I

e was only a kid

dad since you were a kid. Could you

learned a lot about quality too.

when he started to

tell us a little bit more about it?

visit construction

MH: It was a pretty beautiful

BB: Has it always been your dream

sites, a hobby that

memory. Truth be told I wanted to

to work in Bali and build ve-star

continued until he

be a farmer in New Zealand, but my

resorts?

was in university. Then life took him

father who had farming experience

MH: No, actually I never targeted

around the world until nally he was

said, Dont do it. Being a farmer

Bali let alone dreamt of living here.

sent to Bali to help reactivate an

is hard and unpredictable. He had

I think its a progression in life. Ive

Australia-based company he was

been a contractor in Auckland

worked as far north as the Arctic

working for at that time, Grounds

and my grandfather was a master

Circle and as far south as South

Kent Architect. Three years later,

builder. So when I was eleven

Africa, as well as across Europe

Miles Humphreys decided to start

years old I started working building

and Australia. But its the tropical

his own business. And thats when

houses, and as I went through

environment of Bali that I like we

everything started to roll like a

school and university I went to work

dont have to deal with extreme

snowball as he became one of the

on construction sites to get money

weather. Here, all you have to do is

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PROFILE&PORTRAIT

The
Beautiful
Mind

keep away from the sun and rain all

feel the chemistry with the site and

all the sites at one time. We have

year. And of course Indonesia has

the clients too as we are constructing

to address the issues, and if you

so many artistic layers and heritage,

a building that will last for years

delegate, you have to give them

and the architecture in Bali is really

hopefully, so all aspects should work.

responsibility and support them as

rich and tangible.

To me, design is like an evolution.

well. There are so many talents in

For instance, when we were

Indonesia and the dedication they

BB: Do you have a signature touch in

appointed to design Mandapa, a

give to you and themselves and how

each of your designs?

Ritz-Carlton Reserve, we asked for

they work together is remarkable.

MH: No, I dont. As an architect,

some guidelines about the brand.

you process what the client wants.

The only guideline they gave is that

BB: What does it take to be a

When a client comes to me, I want

the nished product should be on the

dedicated architect?

to understand, interpret, lter and

cover of every magazine. So I guess

MH: Just try. Theres no formula

start to manifest whats in their mind,

I really wanted to pay tribute to what

or recipe. Ive been set to design

and hopefully more than what is

I have experienced in Bali up until

huge projects that didnt get built,

in their mind. For instance, we are

then and to develop something really

but I always think, Yes, Ill try. Ill

currently working on a bamboo

eclectic, look handmade and tailor-

give it a go. So dont be scared.

resort on a private island its made

made but actually designed by many

And get to know the basics and

out of thousands of cubic meters of

people. Inspiration is an evolutionary

what happens from under the

bamboo and I have to engage with

process.

ground. Go to sites and pester your


employer, even on the weekends

a bamboo architecture specialist in


Bali for this project. We have to be

BB: All your staff is local. Is this

when youre not working, just to see

exible enough so we can take on

your way of giving back to the

how everything comes together. And

new projects.

community?

dont think just because you have a

MH: I used to say to them that my

computer, youll be a wizard. Its just

BB: How do you nd new

idea is to bring them up to a level so

a tool to help you get it right. Its the

innovations and inspiration?

one day they will come to me and

experience that counts, a real life

MH: Thats also a challenge. I

say, Im leaving, Im opening up my

situation. You have to see it from the

have to feel it. Its not an automatic

own business. But they never did.

day they hit the ground to the day

process. I have to get the masterplan

For me, the giving back is giving

they put the key on the door.

thats the key to building resorts.

them the skillset and experience,

The site is often the driver. I have to

and pushing them. I cant be at

BB: What are your next projects?


MH: Weve been asked to reinvent
two hotels, one is already operating
and another one is still unnished.
We did a masterplan for a lovely
piece of land in an area called
Pujung. And also beachwalk II that
will be home to more retail outlets.
As for outside Indonesia, we have a
project in Japan.
By Risty Nurraisa
www.ptbad.com

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INVITE&INDULGE

BLISSFUL
MORNING
JOIN A YOGA CLASS WITH
THE MASTER, AND THEN
ENJOY A TREATMENT AT ONE
OF THE BEST SPAS ON THE
ISLAND, ONLY AT THE WESTIN
RESORT NUSA DUA, BALI

y alarm went

miss his classes during your stay at

Heavenly Spa. There were only two

off at 6.30 a.m.

the resort. Prior to joining the Westin

participants that day, so the class felt

on a Sunday

Balis team he was a yoga instructor

really private not to mention the

morning. To be

at ANANDA in the Himalayas for

atmosphere of the quiet morning in

honest, Im not

two years, and a yoga teacher

Nusa Dua that made the class even

really a morning person, but I didnt

at Jeev Moksha Institute Rishikesh

more conducive to relaxation.

want to miss the yoga class at The

Uttarakhand. The ever-humble

Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali. That

Jitendra is also experienced in

Yoga, which is perfect for

weekend I had spent the night in one

human anatomy and physiology,

beginners or anyone who doesnt

of the resorts Premium rooms, so

food and nutrition, and reiki healing.

do yoga routinely. Jitendra also

was scheduled for the morning yoga

That morning we did Hatha

conducts Pranayama, Meditation,

class conducted by their Wellness

FRIENDLY YOGA

Intermediate Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga

Ambassador, Jitendra Prasad

At 7 a.m. Jitendra picked me up

Yoga, and more you can consult

Pokhriyal.

at the Premium wing lobby and

with the resort team to check the

escorted me to the yoga class,

schedule. Not only that, their

has dedicated his life to yoga

which took place at the Wellness

Wellness Ambassador can help

which explains why you should not

Platform just next to the resorts

you with Reiki Healing, Food and

Born and raised in India, Jitendra

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A morning yoga class is truly


remarkable to start your day

beginners. Jitendra mentioned that

mentally healthy because Hatha

the routine we did that morning is

Yoga increases body awareness,

really good to relax the body and

relieves chronic stress and sharpens

muscles, especially for those who

our concentration.

spend many hours sitting in front of


the computer.

After the class was done, I could


feel that I was refreshed. But my

And of course, we should practice

healthy weekend getaway did not

Hatha Yoga daily as these yoga

stop there, as I continued my Sunday

movements have a lot of benets,

morning with a spa treatment at the

such as improving our exibility

Heavenly Spa right after the yoga

and muscle joint mobility. It also

class. How great was that?

Nutrition Consultation, and a Stress

builds our muscles, strengthens our

Management Program as well. And

spine, stimulates the glands of the

SACRED STONES

did I mention that private sessions

endocrine system, and much more.

As I entered the Heavenly Spa,

are available on request? All

Not only that, we will surely be

one of the best spas on the island,

Jitendras classes are also open for


outside guests.
The Hatha Yoga class lasted
for one hour, and believe me, time
ew by fast. I was afraid that there
might be some movements I couldnt
accomplish, but Jitendras voice
was so calm that he made me feel
unintimidated. The class started with
meditation before we got into the
yoga routine. To my surprise I felt
relaxed throughout the class and the
movements were really friendly for

The Wellness Platform

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the staff greeted me warmly with


a refreshing welcome drink and
escorted me to the female thermal
facilities, which are equipped with
a hydro pool and Himalayan steam
and sauna rooms. I had chosen the
Sacred Stone massage so the ritual
began with a footbath and when
the therapist began to massage me
with the hot stone, I could feel my
body totally relaxing.
The Sacred Stone massage uses
warm lava river rocks from the
Ayung River combined with a 100
percent essential oil blend. The ritual
takes around 60 minutes and is
rich with benets, such as reducing
stress and tension, easing muscles

Not only that, the hot stones are also

result our skin will be a lot softer and

and increasing metabolism. And

great to expand blood vessels and

smoother like never before. To top

when the hot stones are placed on

relieve chronic pain.

it off, after the body scrub is done I

A candlenut body scrub then

was escorted to the salon for a crme

are amazing in helping to relax our

followed. Using rice powder, coconut

bath. Using Vitamin E and essential

muscles then, combined with a full

and coconut oil, this body scrub is

oil, and a blend of aloe vera and

body massage, this treatment works

perfect to remove dead skin cells and

ylang-ylang, this crme bath is good

its magic as a healing treatment.

stimulate skin microcirculation. As a

to help clear our mind as well as


revitalize the scalp and return luster
to the hair.
Afer the yoga class and spa
treatment, I would recommend you to
unwind by visiting the resorts pool.
And when night comes, you can
continue your getaway by enjoying
delicious food at the Velada Tapas
Bar & Kitchen and have a relaxing
quality talk with your loved ones over
a cocktail or two.
By Risty Nurraisa
The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali
BTDC Lot N-3, Nusa Dua
(0361) 771-906
www.westinnusaduabali.com

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE WESTIN RESORT NUSA DUA, BALI

the key points of our body, they

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PHOTOS BY RISTY NURRAISA

SIGHTS&SOUNDS

Our cork board of photos,


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

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REST&RELAXATION

A SUITE LIFE
ALILA SEMINYAK, THE LATEST GEM ON THE AREA, IS THE PERFECT
OPTION FOR THOSE THAT WANT TO EXPERIENCE THE TWO DIFFERENT
WORLDS OF SEMINYAK

hen I rst

it is open, is obviously meant to be a

the famous Seminyak beach is still a

heard that

bit different from its sisters.

feast to the eyes, especially because

the Alila

Located just a short stroll away

Alila Seminyak is smartly designed

was to

from Seminyaks in places like KU

around an old temple facing the

open in

DE TA and the Potato Head Beach

ocean. The white sand beach and

Seminyak, I had a feeling that it

Club the Alila Seminyak offers two

the sound of the waves also greeted

would be a unique place to stay.

different sides of the area. Meaning,

me as I enjoyed the fresh air from

The Alila brand is well known for its

you can feel the energetic vibe of

the lobby balcony.

tranquility, a place for people to hide

Seminyak, but also nd serenity as

away and be by themselves as

you rest and relax at the resort.

most of their properties are found in

A hotel staff member greeted me


and offered to help me check in as
I waited in The Lobby Lounge with

the quietest areas of Bali like Ubud,

PURE RELAXATION

a fresh ginger tea as a welcome

Uluwatu, Tabanan and Karangasem.

I had just arrived at the lobby when

drink honestly, gone are the days

So the Alila Seminyak, even before

the view took my breath away yes,

where you have to handle the check

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The innity pools at the Alila Seminyak


are perfect for unwinding in the afternoon

in process on your own. It felt like

If you just want to rest for a while

fantasy, and more I found

I only sat for a couple of minutes

in your room, Im sure you wont get

American Heist, Kingsman, and

until the staff returned and then

bored as the room is equipped with

Guardians of the Galaxy on the list

escorted me to my room, the Alila

a 40-inch LCD TV and a selection

to watch. Seriously, music and movie

Ocean Suite. When I reached the

of entertainment options including

entertainment are just one click away

second oor and walked along the

international TV and radio channels

in your room.

aisle to my room, I could see people

French, German, Austrian radio

lounging and dancing to the music

channels are among the list. The

SUNSET COCKTAILS

being played at the neighboring

movie library also offers various

Taking a swim in the resorts innity

Potato Head Beach Club.

genres including action, romance,

pool is denitely a must. The Alila

But as I walked into my room


and closed the door behind me, I
felt as though I had entered into a
whole different world as I could hear
nothing but my own footsteps. There
was no sound from the outside, which
is perfect for a light sleeper like me.
The room is very comfortable as it is
really spacious (72 m2) with a kingsize bed and a living room, and is
beautifully set overlooking the resorts
three swimming pools, The Beach Bar
and Seminyak Beach a view that
you can enjoy from the balcony.

The Deluxe Ocean Suite

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stores. And you wont be alone as


their Leisure Concierge team will
accompany you and become your
own personal shopping assistant! So
gather your girlfriends and jump into
the resorts 1980 VW Limo Kombi
which is equipped with Wi-Fi and a
Seminyak has three swimming pools

their delectable food I love their

mini-bar and get ready to go on a

one of them is designated for The

baked oysters, jellysh salad, and

hunt for the fashion items you need.

Beach Bar, while the other two are

tenderloin steak and enjoy the

available for hotel guests with two

breeze and the view of the ocean.

different functions. One of the pools

Not only that, their 1980 VW


Limo Kombi can also take partygoers
barhopping in Seminyak or for a

is designated for family use, while

SEMINYAK EXPERIENCE

cruise through rice elds and visiting

the other one is strictly for adults.

Just like its sisters, the Alila Seminyak

centuries-old temples. With top-notch

But if youre not up for swimming,

also offers a list of fun activities.

facilities and hospitality, and tailored

unwinding by the poolside

Other than swimming in the pool or

experience to meet everyones

overlooking the ocean will take you

getting pampered at the Spa Alila

needs, Alila Seminyak is more than

miles away.

their Balinese massage is topnotch,

perfect for your holiday, be it with

for the record. You can always

your big family, your close friends,

Beach Bar for a sunset cocktail

consult with the resort team to see

or your better half, or even for those

The Beach Bar boasts the best

what outdoor activities they have in

who are longing for me time.

view of the sunset as it is facing

store for you.

By Risty Nurraisa

Dont forget to lounge at The

directly to where the sun is setting.

For the fashionistas and

A list of mocktails and cocktails will

shopaholics, get ready to explore

Alila Seminyak

accompany your sunset session,

the retail stores in Seminyak and

Jalan Taman Ganesha No. 5,

along with some delicious food

shop til you drop. Alila Seminyaks

Petitenget, Seminyak

to munch on my favorite is their

Sensational Retail Therapy will

(0361) 3021-888

mushroom pizzette. And I really love

take you to a number of shopping

www.alssuites.com

their Two2Tango, a pass around


with a different variety each day
that day, it consisted of a spoonful
of mahi-mahi paired with strawberryWhen the nighttime comes, you
dont have to go out of the hotel for
dinner, as the Alila Seminyak offers
a dining experience to remember.
Located at the beachfront, The
Restaurant an all-day dining
restaurant is perfect for an
unforgettable dinner. Indulge in

The Restaurant boasts


a view of the ocean

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF ALILA SEMINYAK

infused shots.

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FOTOFOLIO

BLACK
& WHITE
BALI
We are inundated nowadays with
highly color saturated digitally
enhanced imagery across all forms
of media. The Internet, TV, movies
and commercial photography boast
true color, high denition, and digital
realism. Ironically however, some of
the most iconic and powerful images
in photography are black and white,
taken with lm technology and with
no digital enhancement or Photoshop
adjustments whatsoever.
Brazilian Sabastiao Salgado is
recognized as one of the most
admired photographers in the
last 30 years for his documentary
photography, shot exclusively in
black and white. He has only recently
switched from lm to digital, with his
images very evocative and made
even more so by the simplicity of
black and white. Ansel Adams, who
is considered the original master of
landscape photography, shot with
black and white lm only.
Please enjoy the following images of
Bali through the beauty of black and
white. Most of these photos were
taken in the past year at the Bali Arts
Festival, Melasti ceremonies and
village festivals.
By Phil Green
Photos by Phil Green
(baliphotoblog.smugmug.com)

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A Melasti ceremony at Saba Beach

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Bali Arts Festival

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Tree of Life

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A starry night in Bali

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Hi, Mister!

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ACTION&ATTRACTION

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ROW, ROW,ROW
YOUR BOARD
THE BOARD IS 12 FEET LONG,
AS THICK AS A DINING TABLE AND
YOU NEED A PADDLE TO MANEUVER IT.
THIS IS STAND UP PADDLING,
OR SUP FOR SHORT.
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and the right direction of wind,


nor is it like windsurng where you
denitely need winds at a certain
knot power, he said. You only
need water!
Luca explained that if even when
the waters at, riders can still SUP,
cruising long distances to give all the
various muscle groups a workout.
Then he added, The thrill is just to
be able to ride, no matter if theres a
wave or if its at.
Flat water cruising? Its more fun
than you might think! Sanur, where
the waves break far out on the reef,
is the perfect place for beginners
to learn. First, basic knowledge
of SUP tools and equipment
eally, there is no need

waves like Laird Hamilton and Robby

with safety rules and the dos and

to be overwhelmed

Naish do at Jaws-Peahi Hawaii, free

donts. After a full tutorial youll have

by its larger-than-usual

styling like SUP World Champion

perfect at water at your disposal, so

size. Once you have the

Kai Lenny loves to do, or even

then its time to get your feet on the

board in the water, it

marathon racing, which is done in

board and adjust yourself until you

cruises as smooth as a catamaran.

the Hawaiian islands between Kiholo

get your body positioning just right.

Splitting the water like a warm knife

Bay and Mauna Lani.

through butter, that intimidating thing

SUP also takes its riders beyond

Once youve got this all sorted


out, cruise into the small breaking

wave riding, from Stand Up

waves. Its a thrilling experience and

Paddling Yoga to core-muscle group

I wager youll end up sticking with it

THE STORY

training to at-water racing. SUP has

for good.

Stand Up Paddlings history can be

now become so popular that it has

By Gino Andrias

traced back to the 1950s, when

spread from the US to all corners

one of Waikikis legendary beach

of the globe, such as Canada,

boys, Bobby Ah Choy, paddled his

countries in Europe and of course

way into the breaks on the famous

here in Bali.

transforms into a fun wave-riding tool.

redwood Hot Curl board to take


photos of surfers ripping the waves.
Now SUP has become an enabler

GET CRUISING!
I had the chance to chat with Luca

for more fun to be had on the water.

Soulos, an instructor and avid surfer

Like many wave-riding sports, Stand

and paddle boarder from New

Up Paddling is done in a variety of

Zealand. Its not like surng where

styles. Theres the charging of big

you require waves at certain heights

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Sign yourself up for Stand Up


Paddling surf lessons at:
Rip Curl School of Surf Sanur,
Prama Sanur Beach Hotel
Jalan Danau Tamblingan 33, Sanur
(0361) 287-749
www.ripcurlschoolofsurf.com
Wave Hunter Bali
Jalan Ksatria III No. 3, Tuban
(0361) 763-0600www.wavehunterbali.com

OPENING PAGE PHOTO COURTESY OF STARBOARD,


THIS PAGE PHOTO COURTESY OF RIP CURL SCHOOL OF SURF

are acquired on dry land, along

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BEYONDBALI

DEEP IN THE BLUE


CHECK OUT AN ARTIFICIAL REEF INSTALLATION
AND SWIM WITH VARIOUS OCEAN CREATURES
AT THE BUNAKEN NATIONAL PARK IN MANADO,
NORTH SULAWESI

Manado covers approximately


seven hectares of land. As soon as
I arrived at the resort, the view of
lush mangroves surrounding the area
as well as a cluster of islets and the
magnicent Manado Tua Mountain
took my breath away.
The resort is even more unique

he gloomy Manado sky

Luley Resort Manado, and fully

with a strikingly tall tree shading a

welcomed me as my

supported by the Bunaken National

two-story bar called The Big Tree,

plane landed at the Sam

Park.

which serves great sunset cocktails.

Ratulangi International

It took us about 20 minutes to get

The Grand Luley Resort Manado also

Airport. I was one of

to the village of Tongkaina, where

has a spacious manicured lawn with

the lucky few who was going to

the Grand Luley Resort Manado is

several gazebos for guests to relax

participate in Conservation through

nestled. Previously known as the

in, a swimming pool, a wellness

Art, an environmental event hosted

Santika Premiere Seaside Resort

center and their main restaurant

by the Body Shop and the Grand

Manado, the Grand Luley Resort

called The Mougie. But it was the

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It was a prayer as well as a symbol


to repel all the negative energy, he
explained.
With a harmonious melody from
the traditional musical instruments
playing in the background, all the
invitees were then directed to the
jetty where the installation of the
statue would commence. Standing
at the end of the jetty I could see
the mermaid statue that would soon
be an articial reef already oating
out on the water it was to be
lowered approximately 300 meters
northeastward of the resorts jetty.
We departed from the jetty in
jetty that attracted me the most.

Prior to the installation, a Sangihe

three speedboats, and as I arrived

Completed in 1997, the 450-meter

blessing ceremony was conducted

at the site with the rest of the invitees

long and 2.2-meter wide jetty is

at the resorts dive center, followed

the professional divers had already

fully constructed with Iron Wood

by a traditional Bunde Dance. Once

started lowering the statue. The

more than strong enough for a small

the performance was over, Mr. Zeth

installation took only around half an

truck.

Kagiade, the leader of the Sangihe

hour and was witnessed by nearly

After check in I was escorted to

community then conducted a prayer

a dozen diving enthusiasts, while

my Deluxe Pool View room, where I

in the local language while circling

the other invitees stayed above

stayed for four days. I have to note

the Tamo Cake (a cone-shaped cake

on the surface. I was one of those

that the 28.8 square meter room

made of rice, palm sugar, coconut

who waited above the ocean, but

was very spacious and made more

oil and coconut milk), and nally

I have to say, the team really did a

comfortable with a touch of modern

cutting the cake into two big slices.

wonderful job!

minimalist style. For a dive resort, I


couldnt ask for more.

ARTSY CONSERVATION
Conservation through Art aims
at preserving and developing the
marine ecosystem surrounding the
Grand Luley Resort Manado. A
mermaid statue weighing 1.2 tons
and standing 1.9 meters tall created
by a prolic Balinese sculptor Mr.
Wayan Winten was to be installed
offshore of the resort as part of the
program.

Encountering a Whitetip Shark


in a small cave

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BENEATH THE SURFACE

located. As I went into the water and

illuminating the graceful mermaid

On my third day I went diving with

pressed my BCDs inator button, I

statue that is 18 meters deep. The

three others it was about time! The

could feel my adrenaline pumping

contour of the seabed is a gentle

plan was to check out the mermaid

nothing beats the excitement of

slope covered mostly by sand and

statue and then continue to explore

diving into the deep blue ocean.

patches of coral reef.

the waters surrounding Bunaken

Before reaching the seabed

After a photo session at the

Island, one out of 25 charted dive

I saw the articial reef facing

newly installed articial reef, I set

sites within the National Park.

eastward. We were fortunate as the

my sights westward of the mermaid

visibility that day was quite good

towards the patches of coral reef.

sunlight streaming from the surface,

I was in awe at the schools of

I put my scuba gear while on the


way to the reef where the statue is

juvenile Yellowtail Snapper hovering


above the patches of coral. A bit
further south from the mermaid
statue I found what I believed to be
a treasure chest right in front of a
speedboat wreck. Too bad that it
was time to ascend already.

WALL DIVES
After our rst dive of about 38
minutes, we were off to Bunaken
dive in Likuan II, our last destination.
In less than 25 minutes, we had
reached our diving spot.
We were once again fortunate
as the visibility in Likuan II was even
better than our rst dive thick
clusters of vertical wall covered by
both hard and soft coral was our
view. However, we could not go

The articial reef

beyond 18 meters, not only because

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PHOTOS BY NIKKA AMANDRA GUNADHARMA

National Park to explore the wall

(Chelonia mydas) suddenly drifted

inhabited by several endangered

right below my feet. Looking straight

marine biotas, from Dugong and

down I could also see several

Sea Turtles to the Napoleon Wrasse.

pelagic sh such as Trevallies and

Hows that for marine potential?

the recently protected Napoleon


Bunaken Island

However, we cannot turn our

Wrasse (Cheilinus undulates). It was

back on the fact that all this marine

out of this world!

life is under threat. On our way


back to the resort I spent time
chatting with Captain Sirjon Lahope.
The Tongkaina-born captain has
witnessed how Manados and
Bunakens natural marine resources
are in danger and there seems to be
no signicant effort underway to x
it. From bad waste management,
illegal shing, especially for
aquarium sh, to the lack of

The traditional
Bunde Dance

coordination and collaboration


between the stakeholders. These
are our challenges. We desperately

our group consisted of divers with

OCEAN CHALLENGES

need a management plan to

various levels of experience, but

Among the countries within the

preserve our ocean, the captain

also because the current can be

worlds Coral Triangle, Indonesia is

spoken assertively.

unpredictable.

blessed to have the biggest chunk

But my diving experience

Wall diving is indeed a feast for

of the triangle, including Manado.

made me believe that Manado,

wide-angle photo enthusiasts like me.

The Bunaken National Park is home

especially Bunaken, still has what

On our second dive we were lucky

to about 70 percent of sh in the

it takes to recover its abundance

to get up close and personal with

Indo-Pacic region and more than

of sea potential and reclaim its

two juvenile Whitetip Reef Sharks

70 variations of hard coral as

spot as one of the worlds top

(Triaenodon obesus) in small caves.

stated by the World Wide Fund for

diving destinations. Marine life can

And as we dove, a Green Sea Turtle

Nature Indonesia in 2009. It is also

ourish once more, just like when


Indonesia was known as Nusantara

INDONESIA

and was ruled by Majapahit, the


biggest maritime kingdom in history,
centuries ago.
By Nikka Amandra Gunadharma
MANADO

Grand Luley Resort Manado


Tongkaina, Bunaken, Manado
(0431) 8858-222
www.luleyhotels.com

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CAPITALCORNER

it to the tailor after for adjustment.


If a suit is too tight or too loose,
you will end up looking and
feeling awkward. But if a suit
is tted according to your body
measurements, youll feel much
more condant.
Brillington & Brothers is an
excellent place for a bespoke suit.
Their business began with a dream,
and I kid you not when I say that
one of the founders actually had the
epiphany in a dream talk about a
dream come true! First established
in 2010, this brand provides highquality menswear across Indonesia

SUIT UP!

and even overseas.


Their master tailor is quite the
veteran, as he has been making

HOW TO LOOK LIKE A


REAL GENTLEMAN IN
THE CAPITAL

suits since 1974. With this master


tailor and a passionate team
creating beautifully-crafted suits,
its no wonder that this brand gives

ressing like a man that

So why not play the game and

a lot of attention to every aspect

looks like he just walked

impress your boss, clients, and the

of the process from trimming,

out of a Mad Men set

ladies? Investing in a nely tailored

detailing, and cutting, to the

could very well be the

suit is always a good idea. Think

relationship between the team and

denition of a gentleman for many.

George Clooney now that is a

the customersits remarkable. So if

But looking dapper in a bespoke

man wholl make the ladies swoon

youre looking for sartorial elegance

suit does not always equate to

on any given occasion. And now

that is simple yet stylish, make

being a gentleman, as we need to

that youve decided to invest in the

an appointment at Brillington &

also see chivalry, good behavior,

dapper gentlemen look, Im going

Brothers. They wont disappoint you.

and principles. However, people

to take you to a number of places

cant instantly know who you are

where you can get everything

SOMETHING BLING

in matter of seconds so its what

you need.

Now that you have the perfect suit,


youll need to compliment it with

youre wearing that provides their


rst impression. And believe me,

THE PERFECT SUIT

equally high-quality accessories

you do want to create a perfect rst

Your rst step is to invest in a

in order to complete your look.

impression because, as you may

well-tted suit. In fact, you should

Searching for accessories usually

already know, society in this capital

splurge on it. Dont buy a suit in

takes a lot of energy and time,

city can be highly judgmental.

a department store without taking

as you need to check out several

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different stores. But living in the city,


its far more convenient to go to a
one-stop shopping outlet especially
when you have limited time.
The Cufinks Store, the rst
gentlemens shop in Indonesia, is
just the place for you the right
store for men who need a makeover.
With the rising interest in dressing

characters from Star Wars, a shiny

modern, and functional designs

smart and dapper, The Cufinks

Chewbacca it should start an

are denitely a great investment

Store provides a wide selection of

interesting nerdy conversation

not to mention a timeless piece

accessories for men of all ages so

for sure!

for a fashion statement. Mind you,

if you think that this place is only

And dont forget about shoes.

splurging would be inevitable as

for your dad or uncle, think again.

The Cufinks Store also stocks

their collection ranges from wingtips

Despite what their name suggests,

shoes by Mario Minardi, a family-

and oxfords to monk straps, and

this store offers more than just

owned business known for their

dress boots to the derby.

cufinks they provide selections

excellent quality hand-crafted

One more accessory you will

of French cuff shirts with different

gentlemens footwear Mario

need is a watch, because, lets face

patterns and colors, neckties and

Minardi also has a agship store

it, a timepiece commands prestige

bow ties with colors ranging from

at Kota Kasablanka. Their classy,

and power to the man who is

natural and bold, pocket squares

wearing one. A watch is no longer

with a choice of classic or whimsical

about telling the time, since most of

design, socks in various patterns,

us have our smartphones for that.

and wallets and briefcase bags

But a timepiece is probably one of

made of leather, and more. And

the most stylish jewelry pieces for

if you want to display your geeky

men without being pretentious. If

side, they even have cufinks with

diamonds are a girls best friend,


a watch is a mans. The Watch Co.
has a ne collection of timepieces
from renowned brands such as
Daniel Wellington and Void these
Swedish watches are the bestsellers
in the house. They also stock
Hypergrand from Singapore, Aark
from Australia, and Indonesias own
Lima which is quite a hit among
the Japanese tourists.

ONE LAST TOUCH


Now its time for the nal touches.
Lets start with a haircut. You surely

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Motion Blue, the place to unwind


with some Jazz performances in the capital

maintain the color and material.


The interior of the shop gives a
retro vibe thatll make you feel like
a gentleman in the 1920s getting
his shoes shined while reading the
morning paper.
Now that you look like the ne
and dapper gentleman that you
dont want to wear ne clothes with

and local celebrities who long for

want to be, you are ready to go! But

hair that looks as though youve just

a sharp and dapper haircut, you

dont forget that one last ingredient

gone through a bad storm, do you?

wouldnt get bored waiting since the

needed to charm anyone you meet

Besides, its quite refreshing to see

music playlist will either have you

Condence!

that men are opting for a clean and

nodding your head to the beat or

By Dinda Nancy Nugraha

stylish haircut these days.

bursting into a karaoke pose.


For the nishing touch, nothing

at Common House, is the place to

looks better than perfectly polished

go for a hair makeover. Although

shoes. After all, shoes are among

the queue during lunch hour can

the rst thing you check out as you

be overwhelming as it has become

meet someone for the rst time so

a popular place among students

make sure that those wingtip oxfords


of yours are immaculate. Topside
Shoe Polish is a hidden gem for a
thorough shoeshine, as nding the
location is quite like treasure hunting
in Plaza Senayan. But trust me, it
is worth the effort as they use the
best quality products to not only
make your shoes free of dirt but to

Brillington & Brothers


08577-800-7749
(for appointment)
www.brillingtonbrothers.com
The Cufinks Store
Pondok Indah Mall 1 level 1,
unit 115A
(021) 750-6840
www.thecufinksstore.com
Mario Minardi
Kota Kasablanka level 1 #110
(021) 294-649-82
www.mariominardi.com
The Watch Co.
Pacic Place level 3, Jl. Jend.
Sudirman Kav. 52-53, SCBD
(021) 5797-3656
Instagram @thewatchco
Manhattan Barbershop
At Common House,
Panglima Polim IX No. 16
(021) 7278-0778
www.manhattanjkt.com
Topside Shoe Polish
Plaza Senayan Basement Unit B-01
(021) 572-3123
topsideshoepolish@gmail.com

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PHOTOS BY HARRIS SYN FOR BRILLINGTON & BROTHERS


ALL OTHERS BY IQBAL PRATAMA

Manhattan Barber Shop, located

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BEYONDUPDATES

NEW KID ON THE BLOCK


One more reason to visit the capital city of East Java, as POP! Hotel has just opened
its second location in the heart of Surabaya. Bringing an eco-friendly character and
colorful design, the new kid on the block boasts 160 rooms and ve meeting rooms.
But the main charm is its location, which is only a stones throw away from Pasar Atom,
a market-cum-mall known for its jewelry shops, Surabaya delicacies and knickknacks.
And for those who like to explore the city and its surroundings by train, the hotel is only
ve minutes from the Stasiun Kota Surabaya. From the hotel, guests can also visit the
iconic Heroes Monument that is just a 10-minute walk away.
POP! Hotel Stasiun Kota Surabaya
Jalan Waspada No. 58-60, Surabaya
(031) 355-0111
www.pophotels.com

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide,


one of the biggest hotel companies in the
world, proudly introduces another Tribute
Portfolio Hotel with the signing of The
Hermitage Jakarta. Located in Menteng,
The Hermitage Jakarta is what the company
calls an exceptional independent hotel,
complete with 90 spacious rooms, a grand
ballroom, a rooftop innity pool and four
top-notch restaurants and bars. The history
of the building adds to the unique value
of the hotel it was built in 1923 and
once housed the Dutch telecommunications
ofce.
The Hermitage Hotel
Menteng, Jakarta Pusat
(021) 319-26888
www.jakarta.hermitage.co.id

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MENTENGS STAR

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COMMUNITYCALENDAR

GET CONNECTED!

ALL COURTESY PHOTOS

Following the success of their rst conference last year, the annual
Coworking Unconference for Asia (CUAsia) will once again be held in
Bali from February 24 to 28 this year. This ve-day conference has set a
goal of gaining awareness from freelancers, businesspeople, and workers
from all types of industries to make the best use of co-working for their
livelihood. Several programs have been planned for the participants,
and one of them is the Coworking Indonesia day held at Rumah Sanur
on February 25. The CUAsia 2016 is organized by Kumpul Coworking
Space in collaboration with Hubud. Click the following website link for
more details.
www.cuasia.co

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SEE&SEEN

LOVE, GIVE
AND SHARE
Commemorating the third
year of its annual Loving,
Giving, Sharing event, The
Shanti Foundation invited 70
children from three orphanages to a have a fun day
out at the Shanti Residence
in Nusa Dua. Accompanied
by a team from The Shanti
Collection and L Hotels &
Resorts, the children were
entertained with educational
games, dance performances
and other activities.
www.shantiresidence.com

FAMILY TIME!
Westin Hotels and Resorts have launched a special
program that focuses on redening the future of family
travel. This amazing initiative will see family travelers
enjoying interactive programs, signature amenities
offered at all the hotels, and physical play spaces.
The resort and hotels also work with third parties like
Lego to create wonderful activities for the littles ones.
www.westinnusaduabali.com

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KUTAS WARMTH
An award-winning holiday resort, Alaya
Kuta worked together with the Bali-based
non-prot organization Bhakti Senang
Hati to hold a wonderful charity event
back in December 2015. This charity
event ran for a month and included
an exhibition organized by Mely St.
Ange of Flash Charity Bali, where all
the proceeds went to the non-prot
organization that admirably develops
self-condence as well as physical and
economic independence for disabled
people in Bali. The exhibition displayed
amazing artwork from the talent that
was cultivated by the organization.
www.alayahotels.com

FINE PHOTOS
Back in November of 2015 the iconic
Arma Museum & Resort saw an amazing
ne art photography exhibition by Karin
Sukarya named Metamorphosia. This
special exhibition presented mindblowing photos featuring a myriad of
fanciful shapes and shocking colors that
tickled the patrons fantasy. The opening
event was attended by representative
of the Jembrana Government and other
invitees that include fellow artists, the
media and art lovers. There was also a
special Jegog performance and dances
that entertained the guests throughout
the glittering event.
www.armabali.com

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!
Last December saw the sparkling celebration of
Fontana Hotel Balis third anniversary. Ofcially
opened in December of 2012, this hotel located
on Jalan Dewi Sri has since become one of the
leading accommodations in Kuta for tourists
coming to the Island of the Gods. The celebration
saw a special reception to recognize its partners,
and as part of the celebration the hotel also
launched community service activities like a blood
donation drive and visiting orphanages.
www.fontanahotelbali.com

WERE 22!
Celebrating its 22nd anniversary, the iconic
WATERBOM Bali launched a charity program titled
Give Back. This charity program included activities
such as a blood donor activity in collaboration with
the Indonesian Red Cross Organization and a special
donation to the Anak Kanker Bali Foundation and the
Bhakti Senang Hati Foundation. WATERBOM Bali
also hosted a green campaign where the company
donated 1,000 Mangrove trees to the Mangrove
Forest Conservation. www.waterbom-bali.com

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INFOINDEX

AIRLINES

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


E-mail: bali@honorary.mzv.cz

Renon, Denpasar Fax: (0361) 263-310


E-mail: rtc_bali@thaimail.com

AIRPORT OPERATOR
Tel: (0361) 751-011

FRANCE

TIMOR LESTE

CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS

Jl. Mertasari Gg. II No. 8, Sanur


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

Jl. Prof. Yamin No. 4, Renon, Denpsar


Tel: (0361) 235-093, Fax: (0361) 235-092
E-mail: cgtl@dpsbali.com

GERMANY

UNITED STATES

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

Jl. Pantai Karang 17, Batujimbar, Sanur


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

Jl. Hayam Wuruk 188, Denpasar


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

ROYAL BRUNEI

HUNGARY

Tel: (0361) 757-292

SINGAPORE AIRLINES

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


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

Jl. I Gusti Ngurah Rai, Airport


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

INDIA

GARUDA Jl. Jalan Sugianyar, 5 Denpasar

Jl. Raya Puputan 163, Renon - Denpasar


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

Wisthi Sabha Building, 2nd Floor


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

CONTINENTAL MICRONESIA

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


24-hour access: 08071-807-807

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

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

NGURAH RAI AIRPORT


Tel/Fax: (0361) 759-761

HEALTH&MEDICAL

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

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

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

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

QATAR AIRWAYS
Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel, South Kuta Beach
Tel: (0361) 752-222; Fax: 753-788. Departure
International Terminal, 2nd . Room OP.II.8
East Wing Ngurah Rai International Airport
Tel: (0361) 9360274; Fax : (0361) 9360275
DEPARTURE
Arrive at the airport two hours prior to
departure. A Rp. 150,000 international
departure tax is required. Domestic departure
fee is Rp 75,000. No Fiscal tax-exempt to pay
for Indonesian and expatriates holding KITAS for
International departure. Ngurah Rai Intl Airport,
Tel: (0361) 751-011

MEXICO
PT Puri Astina Putra Building
Jl. Prof. Moh. Yamin 1A, Renon, Denpasar
Tel: (0361) 223-266, Fax: (0361) 244-568
E-mail: consulmex@astinatravel.com

Call an ambulance by dialing 118, but it is a lot


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

NETHERLANDS

ROYAL DANISH
Sunset Road No. 89 Ruko Sunset Indah I Kav. 3
Tel: (0361) 821-6979, Fax: (0361) 7666-38
E-mail: danishconsbali@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

GEDONG KIRTYA HISTORICAL


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

GALLERY SENIWATI Jl. Ubud Raya,


Gianyar. Tel: (0361) 975-485

MUSEUM BALI Tel: (0361) 235-059,


222-680, Jl. Let. Kol Wisnu, Denpasar

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

MUSEUM MANUSA YADNYA


Mengwi, open daily, but often unattended

MUSEUM NEKA Tel: (0361) 975-074,


975-034, Jl. Raya Campuan, Ubud
open daily 9 am - 5 pm.

Tel: (0361) 975-136, 971-159, Jl. Raya Ubud,


Ubud, www.mpl-ubud.com

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

MUSEUM SUBAK Tel: (0361) 810-315,


Jl. Raya Kediri, Desa Sanggulan, Tabanan

BIMC Hospital Kuta


POLAND

BRITAIN

SPAIN

BIMC Hospital Nusa Dua

Jl. Tirta Nadi 20, Sanur, Denpasar


Tel: (0361) 270-601, Fax: (0361) 287-804
E-mail: bcbali@dps.centrin.net.id

Istana Kuta Galeria, Blok Vallet 2, No. 11


Jl. Patih Jelantik, Kuta
Tel: (0361) 769-296, Fax: (0361) 769-296
E-mail: espana_bali@blueline.net.id

24h Accident and Emergency Centre, 24h


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

NEW ZEALAND
Jl. Tantular No. 32, Renon - Denpasar 80234
Tel: (0361) 241-118, Fax: (0361) 221-195
E-mail: bali.congen@dfat.gov.au
www.bali.indonesia.embassy.gov.au

AGUNG RAI MUSEUM OF ART

INTERNATIONAL SOS CLINIC

Jl.Gunung Agung 93, Denpasar 80118


Tel: (0361) 426-171, Fax: (0361) 426-477
E-mail: konsulslowakbali@yahoo.com

AUSTRALIA, CANADA,

MUSEUMS

MUSEUM PURI LUKISAN

KCB Travel, Jl. Raya Kuta 127, Kuta


Tel: (0361) 761-502, Fax: (0361) 752-777
E-mail: dutchconsulate@kcb-tours.com

24h Accident and Emergency Centre, 24h


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

CONSULATES

RUMAH SAKIT UMUM PUSAT


SANGLAH (General Hospital): Jl. Diponegoro,
Sanglah, Denpasar. Tel: (0361) 227-911/15

Jl. Raya Petitenget No. 11, Block I/C,


Banjar Umasari, Kerobokan
Tel: (0361) 732-165, Fax: (0361) 732-165
E-mail: consul@balipolandconsulate.com

SLOVAKIA

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

NGURAH RAI INTERNATIONAL

BRAZIL
Jl. Raya Legian No. 186, Kuta
Tel: (0361) 757-775, Fax: (0361) 751-005
Email: brazilconsul@bali.net

SWEDEN & FINLAND


Segara Village Hotel, Jl. Segara Ayu
Tel: (0361) 282-211, Fax: 282-211
E-mail: sweconsul@yahoo.com

CHILE
Jl. Jl. Pengembak Gg 1 No. 3, Sanur, Denpasar
Tel: (0361) 756-781, Fax: (0361) 756-783
E-mail: chilehonconsulate@bali-villa.com

SWITZERLAND & AUSTRIA


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

CZECH REPUBLIC
Jl. Pengembak 17 Sanur.

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: info.bali@siloamhospitals.com

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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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