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Exotic Nuptials
Elegant Wedding Dresses Mixed With The Island‘s Lush Scenery

a Balinese Bridal Tradition
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The art of make-up and wedding attire worn in Balinese wedding

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EMBARK ON A NEW LIFE
‘Om Swastiastu...’ A wedding is the gateway to a whole new life and the door to happiness. It’s a starting point for couples to embark on a new life together. Preparing this wedding issue was just about as hectic as preparing for a wedding, since we were having a few changes going on in our office. Oh, and we can’t forget to say thank you to all of you who came to our office for our humble birthday celebration last month. It is indeed a new life for us too, and we hope we will always do better in the future. In our Lifestyle & Leisure section, you can read all about wedding trinkets or ornaments usually used in a modern wedding. And opposite that, check out Craft & Culture to get a glimpse of the traditional Balinese wedding ceremony. Be inspired to maintain a happy marriage with the rejuvenation of body, mind and soul by going to the Royal Marital Happiness Spa. Check it out in our Invite & Indulge section. We also had a nice wedding-themed photo shoot session with talented young photographer Irezz Pratama and celebrated art director Ari Tulang. I hope it can give inspiration to you who are preparing your wedding, particularly a destination wedding in Bali perhaps? On the other side, this month is a special month for Muslims all over the world as they currently have their fasting month and will celebrate Eid Mubarak soon, a new start, as they believe that in Eid Mubarak God forgives all their sins. Whatever you do this month, may God always bless us and I hope that we can all start our days as newer, better people. ‘Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om…’ The Team

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Ari Tulang is not a new face in the fashion industry in Indonesia. Working as choreographer, this Jakartan now spends his free time traveling, snorkeling and taking pictures with his iPhone.

Irezz Pratama is a young photographer capturing shots for fashion, editorial, catalogues and other advertising photos. www.facebook.com /EZTPHOTOGRAPHY

Bayu Rahanatha is a lecturer at The Udayana University and a Marketing Communication Specialist. Recently he started his own Business in the tourism industry, and yet still doing his hobby as a writer.

Dewi Irma has a wide range of interests from fashion, art, design, music, gourmet, to traveling. She dreams of having a cafe & bar of her own in the future.

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Tim Hannigan first came to Indonesia to surf the world class waves of Bali, but it was the potential for adventure on dry land that really got him hooked.

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Cover Infinity Chapel at Conrad Bali

DINEDELIGHTS

DELIGHTFUL FEAST

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We take you for a feast with food from various regions in the archipelago of Indonesia and Europe.

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CRAFTCULTURE
PAYAS BALI, A BALINESE BRIDAL TRADITION
The art of make-up and wedding attire worn in Balinese weddings.

PONDERINGPOINT
A STORY ABOUT TOURISTS & COMMISSIONS

Maybe you have the same experience of giving commissions during your holiday?

26 PRIMEPROMOTION Hot deals and promotions of the month that shouldn’t be missed. 30 NEW&NEWS This month’s select news updates from the island’s tourism industry and what’s new around the island. 86 BEYONDUPDATES News updates from the tourism industry and what’s new beyond Bali. 90 COMMUNITYCALENDAR Schedules, calendar highlights and various happenings of interest, from art exhibitions to special events. 94 SEE&SEEN Snapshots of events and happenings within the preceding month. 100 BALIMAPS Map of Bali showing specific tourism areas and places of interest, as well as a distance scale between the island’s main destinations.

WEDDING TRINKETS

Wedding ornaments have always been one of many interesting aspects of weddings. What concept do you choose?

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HAPPILY MARRIED
Try this spa experience for a prewedding ritual treatment, or take your spouse for a couples treatment.

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EXOTIC NUPTIAL
Elegant wedding dresses mixed with the island's lush scenery for your inspiration.

104 CLASSIFIEDCOLUMNS Listings and product descriptions from various clientele. 106 INFOINDEX Useful directory of companies and island-based businesses.

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SABU, AN ISLAND APART
Located six hundred kilometers east of Bali, it drifts alone in an empty sea.

ACTIONATTRACTION MAHOUT FOR A DAY Have you ever wondered what it would be like to command the largest land animal on earth?

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CAPITALCORNER WHEN FRANCE MEETS ASIA Exquisite variety of French and PanAsian menu you have to try in Jakarta.

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PRIMEPROMOTION

EAT & RELAX
Indulge yourself with relaxing treatments featuring Hawaiian Lomi-lomi massages. For USD $ 90++ per person, you will be pampered with 30 minutes of extended additional benefits, which you may choose from either a facial, scalp treatment or foot massage. After feeling relaxed, enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet dinner at the Telaga Naga Restaurant in the Bali Hyatt. For Rp 160,000++ per person, enjoy your favorite dishes of authentic Chinese cuisine. The Samadhi Spa promo is valid everyday, while the all-you-can-eat promo is valid Tuesdays and Fridays only. Bali Hyatt Jl. Danau Tamblingan no. 89, Sanur (0361) 281-234, www.bali.resort.hyatt.com

BALINESE CUISINE
Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa introduces a new menu at its fine dining Balinese restaurant, Raja’s. The new array of menu items created by Executive Chef Geoffrey Clark together with Executive Sous Chef Alit Subawa offers authentic Balinese cuisine from soup and starter, meat, poultry, seafood and vegetarian specials, to the rice special and desserts. The selection of Raja’s new appetizers includes Gerang Asem Be Siap and Kuah Pindang Be Salem. The new main course selections are Ulam Kambing Mepanggang, Ulam Sari Segara Mesudi Base and the rice special Nasi Ulam Rajas Megibung. The must-try new creation of penyineb- dessert is the traditional black rice ice cream. Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua Lot North 4 (0361) 771-210 www.nusaduahotel.com

I SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM
Cold Stone Creamery presents its Signature Creations Ice Cream Cakes for you ice cream lovers. The first creation in Indonesia is the “Red Velvet Cheesecake Ice Cream”, which is Layered Red Velvet Cake mixed with delicious Cold Stone Cheesecake Ice Cream complete with frozen White Chocolate dressing and decorated with premium strawberries and chocolate almond sticks. Celebrating Ramadhan and Idul Fitri, Cold Stone Seasonal Ice Cream Cakes are available from July 1 to August 31 and priced at Rp 450,000. Get the special price of Rp 320,000 as a BCA credit card holder or a 25% discount for BNI debit/credit cardholders. www.map-indonesia.com
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BE A GODDESS IN THE ISLAND
Karma Resorts has now launched its Goddess Island Retreats, addressing the growing demand for luxurious and revitalizing shared vacation and wellness experiences. The Goddess Island Retreat’s 3 night/4 day program offers resort guests a myriad of experiences including daily yoga, transformative and specialist healer sessions, a menu of sublime massages, martini & manicure nights, celebrity oxygen facials and a personal driver for a half-day shopping spree. The Goddess Island Retreat package prices start from USD$ 961 at Karma Jimbaran, and USD$ 1,191 at Karma Kandara. The package includes a Luxury Pool Villa, airport transfers, daily wellness breakfast and lunch with super food smoothie, daily yoga/ fitness classes and daily healing massages. www.karmaresorts.com

SIZZLING SATURDAY
Eight Degrees South, the beachfront restaurant at the Conrad Bali, has raised the heat on romantic dining experiences. Each Saturday enjoy a sumptuous selection of the freshest seafood served at the beach, along with live Bossanova beats and chilled rare grooves. Chef Allen Stevano and his team at Eight Degrees South will prepare your selections to perfection at their spectacular open grilling stations and barbecue pits. Expect oysters, jumbo shrimp, mussels, calamari, clams, scallops, house cured and smoked fish, plus sushi and sashimi, all sourced from pristine seas and oceans, succulent, delectable and exceptionally fresh. Conrad Bali, Jl. Pratama no. 168, Tanjung Benoa, (0361) 778-788 www.conradbali.com

MEAT LOVERS
The TAO Bali is the first authentic Asian cuisine restaurant in the Tanjung Benoa area. It was designed to take guests through an exotic journey from the moment they enter. The TAO Bali specializes in authentic Thai cuisine, however the influence of various other nations can be detected in their cuisine, for example the fiery flavors of Vietnam, unique rice dishes of Indonesia and some dishes from Malaysia. This August, indulge in the special promotion of the authentic grilled sirloin steak with baked potato and Thai hot black pepper sauce for only Rp 120,000++ Tao Restaurant Jl.Pratama no.96 Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua (0361) 772-902, www.taobali.com
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NEW&NEWS

THE NEXT BIG THING
The Double-Six Seminyak has announced their project launch to be the most exciting and vibrant hotel development in Bali. Located where the famous Double Six Nightclub once was on Blue Ocean Boulevard in Seminyak, the four level hotel will boast 146 one and two bedroom units of varying sizes and layouts and include eight penthouses located on the top two levels, all available to purchase for a lease period. The fully operational hotel will incorporate world class amenities including five food and beverage areas, a state of the art business center, a world class salon and spa, a private children’s club, fully equipped gymnasium and car parking for up to 85 cars. Apartments are now available for 47-year leasehold purchases, with construction slated for completion in November 2013. The Double-Six Sales Office at the Cocoon Beach Club Jalan Double-Six, Blue Ocean Boulevard, Seminyak (0361) 756-666, www.double-six.com

NEW STAR IS BORN
The Rich Prada Bali is a five star Diamond category hotel, located in the Pecatu Indah Resort. Star attractions in the Pecatu area, namely the Green Park, Dreamland Beach and the New Kuta Golf Course are all situated within walking distance of The Rich Prada Bali. With 910 rooms, all luxuriously furnished to offer grand ambience and relaxation for its esteemed guests. The hotel also has very spacious area for banquets/meetings/ weddings, and has the largest spa in Bali, covering a total area of about 2,000 square meters. The Rich Prada Bali Pecatu Indah Resort www.therichpradabali.com
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PRIVATE LUXURY
Cattleya Suite Condotel, managed by Marbella Hotels & Resorts, is a brand new property located in the heart of Seminyak, offering magnificent pool suites for an unforgettable holiday with family and friends. It has a variety of suites to suit all types of travelers. From the elegant Junior Suites, perfectly laid out for the business traveler, to the one and two bedroom Private Pool Suites that are the ideal accommodation for couples, honeymooners and families alike. Cattleya Suite Condotel, Jl. Lebak Sari no. 20 X, Petitenget, Kerobokan. (0361) 847-8233, www.MarbellaSeminyak.com

TAKE THE LEAD
THE HAVEN Seminyak welcomes Mr. Stephen Jennings as the new General Manager. Mr. Jennings, who holds Australian nationality, brings with him over twenty years of experience in the Hospitality and Catering industry with a strong background in Sales and Marketing, Room Division, and Food and Beverage. He has many experiences in key positions of management in resorts and hotels all over the Asia Pacific region. His last position was a General Manager for the Phant Tiet Beach Resort in Vietnam. Mr. Kristian Kuntadi, Managing Director of PHM Hospitality said, “We are pleased to have Mr. Stephen Jennings on board. We are confident that with his rich knowledge and experience in Operations and Sales, he will surely maximize the team dynamic and share his experiences to improve performance of THE HAVEN Seminyak to be most preferred resort hotel in Bali.” THE HAVEN, Jl. Raya Seminyak no. 500 (0361) 738-001, www.thehavenbali.com

KEEP FISHING
Fish & Co. is a Singaporean restaurant that has been bringing the concept of eating fresh seafood on the beach to town. After successfully launching 11 outlets in Jakarta and Surabaya, they opened their 12th outlet on the island of Bali, where now you can really feel the nuances of the seashore, complete with the nautical themed interior design. Fish & Co., Beachwalk Kuta Bali L1 #C-2 Jalan Pantai Kuta, (0361) 846-4901 www.fish-co.co.id
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DELIZIOSO!
The Bulgari Resort has just added new flavor to their Italian Restaurant, Il Ristorante, with the appointment of their new Chef de Cuisine Maurizio Bombini. With over 10 years of culinary experience, Chef Bombini has joined The Bulgari Resort in Bali after working as Executive Sous Chef at Vivaldi, the Italian fine dining restaurant within the Sheraton Hotel Dubai. Dividing his time equally between international and Italian cuisine has given him the opportunity to gain extensive knowledge of international cooking practices, with a variety of flavors and excellence in high-level cuisine while remaining faithful to his Italian roots. Bulgari Hotels and Resorts, Jalan Goa Lempeh, Banjar Dinas Kangin, Uluwatu. (0361) 847-1000 www.bulgarihotels.com

NEW IN THE ISLAND
Ibis Bali Kuta celebrated its Grand Opening on July 14, after successfully opening its doors to guests in May. The hotel has 156 well-designed and affordable guest rooms equipped with comfortable beds and sofas, 24-inch LCD TV, in-room safe and coffee/tea making facilities and complimentary WiFi internet access, with three meeting rooms, a Bar & Restaurant, lobby lounge and fitness centre. “We are proud to officially open our doors to guests, who will enjoy rooms decorated in contemporary Balinese design, spacious public spaces with extensive facilities and excellent services at an affordable price,” said Engkun Kurnia, General manager of Ibis Bali Kuta and All Seasons Bali Denpasar. Ibis Bali Kuta, Jl. Raya Kuta No. 77 Kuta (0361) 756-500, www.ibisbalikuta.com

WELCOME ABOARD
Bali Villa Properties has announced the assignment of its newest members, with Mr. Agus Suardana (right) as General Manager of the Mahagiri Villas Sanur and Mr. Gufron (left) as General Manager of Sense Hotel Seminyak. Both gentlemen are ready to deliver their expertise and experience in the hospitality industry and spread their passion to their respective teams. Bali Villa Properties Jl. Kunti No. 117 Seminyak (0361) 735-288 www.balivillaproperties.com
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CRAFT&CULTURE

A BALINESE BRIDAL TRADITION
A Balinese woman hasn’t become the ideal housewife if she cannot do Payas Bali, a Balinese Bridal Tradition, the art of make-up and wedding attire in Balinese weddings.

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ooking through life in Bali, we can see how important the role of a woman is in most of the scenes. Since the beginning, to become an ideal Balinese housewife is to master several positions in the house. First is as a chef, for a Balinese woman will be an ideal wife if she is able to

to preserve the culture itself. The program focuses on Balinese bridal traditions with Balinese women from poor families as the participants. She teaches them how to put on make up and prepare wedding attire for the bride and groom in Balinese style. Despite all the economics results and culture preservation ideas, Rahayuni as the founder of the Candra Dewi Foundation keeps in mind that the real goal of the program is more to make a Balinese woman into an ideal wife. This program that was established 10 years ago has made hundreds of their members into businesswomen or career women.

cook. Second, she has to earn some money too. But that’s not all. Even though a Balinese woman is able to cook and make money, she hasn’t been an ideal Balinese woman if she cannot do make up. Make up is essential in Balinese life, as many cultural traditions like ceremonies or traditional dancing

Balinese Bridal Tradition “Payas Bali”
In general, the Balinese bridal tradition consists of three different levels: nista (low), madya (middle), and payas agung (the highest level). The different levels are adjusted to the needs of the ritual and the financial capability of the newlyweds. The higher the level the more complete the accessories used and the more expensive is the cost. The other unique thing about the Balinese bridal tradition is that there is a twist in every region in Bali, as the richness of diversity is shown in the fabric and accessories used by the groom and the bride. Despite all the differences, every single part of the Balinese bridal tradition is believed by society to be a prayer, a code that is transmitted to the universe to reach the aim of holy matrimony, that is… a happy family.

Culture-Based Community Programs
The unique yet complex role of a Balinese women has inspired many foundations to create programs to help Balinese women from poor families to achieve their goals as ideal Balinese wives. Literacy programs, women’s entrepreneurship programs, and culture-based skill training programs have been prepared by Bali’s government in collaboration with Bali-based foundations to fight against poverty, with Balinese women as the main focus. The recent growth of the hospitality industry in Bali, which has transformed the island into a wedding destination, had given the opportunity for tradition Balinese bridal training programs as one of the main programs of the government and many of the Bali-based There are lots of foundations and people who care about the poverty issue and one of them is Made Rahayuni, who has seen the opportunity and designed a comprehensive program, joining forces with the government and other foundations in Bali. A culture-based training program dedicated to poor families was established to help them raise their economic level yet also
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Symbol of Life
Many people do not know nor realize what is behind the Balinese bridal tradition. Some might think that to have a Balinese bridal tradition is to show how strong your financial capability is. Some might think that it is too expensive to do it, so that a complete form of Balinese bridal tradition only belongs to rich people. A complete series of Balinese bridal tradition is actually a symbol of

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Made Rahayuni (third from left in the bottom) and the women at Candra Dewi Foundation.

life. Each part of the accessories and make up worn by the newly weds has its own meaning. Only a very small number of people truly understand that what the groom and the bride have on during the wedding represents every single thing that they wish to have during their married life in the future. In general, a Balinese bridal tradition consists of three different parts: top, middle, and bottom. At the top part (head) of the bride there will be: - Bungan sandat emas (artificial gold flowers); represents beauty. - Petitis (a gold head band on the bride’s head); represents gratitude to the universe for its beautiful life. - Srinata (black painting on the bride’s head); a symbol of maturity so that the bride will be ready to face the life ahead. - A fresh red rose; represents the female sex - A fresh white and yellow cempaka flower and ylang-ylang flower; represent the three gods in Hindu belief - Brahma (the God of creation), Wisnu (The God of Protection) and Siva (the God of Balance) - Gecek barak; the tiny red dot on the bride’s forehead represents the holy spirit of the bride. While on the top part of the groom, he will have a gelungan emas (a beautifully carved gold crown) as a symbol that the groom will be the leader of the family. At the middle part (body), the bride and the groom will be dressed in a traditional fabric called the kamen prada (a cotton fabric with a beautifully patterned gold print). And on the bottom part (hands) are the accessories. Placed on the wrists of the groom and the bride are bracelets called gelang kana and gelang naga satru. These bracelets represent the knot
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they have tied for their future, so they will realize that they are always together when facing all the ups and downs of life. A Keris (traditional Balinese sword) will be given to the groom as a symbol of the monogamous relationship they will have for the rest of their life. The sword is placed in an identical cover, representing that the groom only belongs to one person, which is the bride. In the past, during the period of feudalism in Bali, the highest level of Balinese bridal tradition “Payas Agung” could only be worn by the highest levels of the Balinese caste system, which are the Brahmana (priest clan), the Ksatria (the king’s clan), and the Wesya (the business clan), while for the Sudra (ordinary people) they could only wear the payas madya (middle level) and payas nista (low level). As time goes by, now people in Bali can choose any among the three for their wedding day. And at the moment, people from outside Bali can now have a chance to wear Balinese bridal traditions on their wedding day. Willing to try one? Text and photos by Bayu Rahanatha Yayasan Candra Dewi Jl. Gunung Agung 76 Tabanan (0361) 811-436

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Wedding
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Trinkets

A wide range of weddings are conducted, each can be different according to custom, religion and even culture, especially in Indonesia that has a variety of ethnic groups in its 33 provinces. Nowadays, there are many weddings held in simple yet elegant ways, although there are still some who keep the old traditions in their wedding.

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arriage is a sacred thing, desired and expected by every human being and it’s

meant to be once in a lifetime experience. Other than the gown, there are some other common elements that add to the beauty and elegance of the bride. They are accessories such as a tiara or a crown, gloves, a hand bouquet and jewelry. Just because there are not so many details for the groom, we need not forget about him, as the outfit of the groom is not as complicated as the bride’s. It’s normally a nice suit or tuxedo or even just a plain white shirt. In a general wedding, or say in most Western weddings, all-white decorations

are a common concept for the wedding as it symbolizes the sacred nature of the event itself. Other colors are used to add to the beauty of the party or reception. Many women nowadays prefer to wear a simple yet elegant gown, and a little bit of bright make up and a simple hairdo. Often times the brides have their own designs and have them custom made for this special event in their lives. Another aspect that needs to be considered carefully is the make-up. The right choice of make up and color adds to the beauty of the bride on her wedding day.
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special because it is should be once in a lifetime. It is a legal bond and also carries a Wedding ornaments have always been one of many interesting aspects in weddings, and the concept chosen usually represents the hopes, dreams, and desires of the bride and groom, as this is

Many women nowadays prefer to wear a simple yet elegant gown, and a little bit of bright make up and a simple hairdo.
To become the queen of the day is every bride’s dream, so a tiara or a crown is an alternative to make the bride look like a queen. On top of the tiara or crown, a veil is pinned in between the hair before it is unveiled by the groom. The function of a veil is now shifting, to now become an addition to the wedding gown, as it makes the bride look more pretty and elegant. But there are some elements that you need to consider when choosing a veil. Choose a simple veil to avoid a ‘heavy’ look when your gown has many details such as beads. After we have done the head part, we come to the accessories. Gloves make the appearance more attractive and elegant, and it not only provides the right amount of charm, grace and elegance, they also make your hands look more attractive. Gloved hands look so empty without flowers. It not only makes the bride looks pretty but it also tells the bride’s favorite flowers, scent and colors. The groom will normally wear a formal suit or tuxedo for the wedding, but might for the evening reception. Like the bride, the groom can also use flowers and create different looks with a pin flower on his suit. You should choose flowers that have a unique shape and color that matches the wedding theme. A bouquet consists of a bunch of flowers, so they can be lilies, orchids or roses. Roses have a large selection of colors that can be combined into a wonderful series. Blooming roses are usually more desirable than rosebuds. For wedding flower arrangements one needs to consider several things. Other
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change to a more casual yet elegant suit

A bouquet consists of a bunch of flowers, so they can be lilies, orchids or roses. Roses have a large selection of colors that can be combined into a wonderful series...
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There are some common traditions in wedding parties such as bouquet tossing and the wedding toast.
than to choose the right flowers, you can also use leaves that match the decorations. In addition, choose a fragrance that fits the personality of the bride. The color and the uniqueness of a wedding cake gives a balance to the decorations and can be said to be the central focus of the decorations in the wedding. The tiered cake tradition was believed to have started in England where at the wedding, the guests would bring cakes and put them one on top of the other until it became a tall pile of cakes. It is believed that the couple that kisses in front of the pile of cakes will live a prosperous life.
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mark of respect to the invited guests who are present and giving their blessing. The bride and the groom will pour red or white wine into a pyramid-like set of glasses and will give them to the people that they respect and are dear to their hearts, such as parents and close relatives.

The difference between the modern and classic cakes is in their ornaments. Classic cake decorations usually have Victorian romantic textures, whilst the modern tend to be very simple and plain, not using a lot of icing, but can use any additional decorations, for example, fresh flowers, ribbons, and others. There are some common traditions in wedding parties such as bouquet tossing and the wedding toast. It is believed that anyone who catches the bouquet will be the one to get married next, and that’s why the participants are single ladies. At the wedding reception a toast is used as a

One unique and interesting element of a wedding is ‘the twigs of hope’. Just like its name, the two elements are the twigs and the hopes. On the twigs of hope, guests will write down their wishes for the bride and groom on a piece of a leaf-shaped paper and hang them on the twigs that are set for this purpose. It’s a unique way of expressing their love and appreciation to the bride and the groom. The couple can always go back to the twigs to see what their friends and family had to say for their new life. May it last and they will live happily ever after. Text by Steffi Purba

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INVITE&INDULGE

Try this spa experience for a pre-wedding ritual treatment or take your spouse for a couples treatment. Have an indulgent day that will bring happiness and longevity to your marriage.

HAPPILY MARRIED
he Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa was created and presented by Mooryati Soedibyo, who is also the founder of the renowned brand Heritage Spa combines two main aspects in their exclusive holistic treatment: traditional methods and modern spa equipment in a luxurious environment. The ‘Royal Marital Happiness’ spa treatment was initially dedicated as a prewedding ritual treatment back in Jakarta. This authentic holistic treatment takes six days, following the strong Javanese tradition for the bride-to-be to have a complete treatment preparing her for the wedding day, including pingitan, which is that she is unable to go anywhere or see the groom before the wedding day. But in Bali, they decided to make some adjustments as their regular costumers mostly come from other countries and

with a price of USD $168 per person, this package is highly recommended for couples and honeymooners. I started my treatment with a relaxing aromatic footbath. After that, something different that I had never done before, as the therapist taught me to do a pelvic exercise and basic relaxation, which is useful for relaxing and tightening the pelvic muscles. The therapist then gave me an Asmaragama massage. Asmaragama is a

Mustika Ratu. As a granddaughter of His Royal Highness Susuhunan Pakoe Boewono X from Surakarta, she has unveiled the secret of the Royal Java traditional treatment to all who want to maintain their beauty, health and youthfulness. Entering the Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa, you can feel the keraton (Javanese palace) ambience all over, but with a twist of the modern side. The Taman Sari Royal

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word taken from the philosophy of making love taught in the Old Javanese Palace, almost similar to India’s Kama Sutra. The most unique thing is that you can choose your own essential oils, and I chose the ylang-ylang essential oil that is believed to reduce stress. All the products used are Mustika Ratu products. After the rejuvenating massage I had the volcano body wrap. The therapist covered my body with a scrub made from volcano mud that felt quite cold, and then wrapped my body with some kind of hot electric blanket/wrapper. After being left on for several minutes, I then took a shower to cleanse the mud off my body and continued with a milk flower bath. During my indulgence soak in the tub, a light meal with fruit and orange juice was served. That was great, since I was starting to get hungry as I had already been there for 2.5 hours. Okay, still half way to go! As I was finishing my bath the therapist prepared for the next treatment, which is intimacy care. I was then told to sit down on some kind of tabouret with a hole in the middle. Beneath it was a concoction of herbs such as turmeric, and the fumes were useful for cleansing the intimate area.
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(Clockwise from top) Volcano body wrap, Facial treatment and Milk flower bath.

The treatment then continued with a bust treatment, and not forgetting the face I also had a facial treatment. For the men’s treatment it isn’t too different. The main difference was they have a papaya enzyme body polish instead of the volcano body wrap, and a reflexology instead of the intimacy and bust treatment. Don’t forget to relax for a while at the Jamu Bar located in little garden in the backyard, as drinking jamu (a traditional

herbal drink) is useful for nourishing your body from the inside. After the body, soul and mind are rejuvenated, isn’t it easier to create a better harmony with your significant other? Text by Devishanty Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa Jl. Taman Sari No. 15-17 Taman Mumbul, Nusa Dua, (0361) 771-720 www.tamansarispabali.com

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DINE&DELIGHTS

DELIGHTFUL FEAST
WARUNG ENAK
Vintage. That is the first word that crossed my mind when I came to Warung Enak, as the place reminded me of my grandmother’s house. It’s like the typical house you would have if you lived in Indonesia during the Dutch colonial era, with old-fashioned ceiling fans dangling from the high ceiling. The place is adorned by commercial posters from the 60s, with complementing antique chairs and tables.
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No wonder, as the stunning interior design was created by the renowned Made Wijaya and steel artwork by Pintor Sirait. Warung Enak is inspired by the rich blend of people and culture in the Indonesian archipelago – a tribute to the wealth and diversity of food traditions that originate from the nation’s 17,000 islands and 200 ethnic groups. Celebrating the authentic traditional recipes presented in chic contemporary style, discover the

rich yet intricate use of a range of over 80 herbs and spices and lesser known nuts and legumes from the region to achieve a range of subtle, strong, tangy and always interesting flavors. Be adventurous and excite your palate with the exotic tastes of Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Java, Bali, Lombok, Ambon and Papua. I dared myself to try the Rijsttafel menu. Rijsttafel comes from a Dutch word that literally translates to “rice table”. It consists

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From the various regions in the archipelago of Indonesia to the opulence of Europe, we take you connoisseurs of good food and good drink on a gastronomic journey.

of many dishes served in small portions, accompanied by rice prepared in several different ways. This Dutch colonial feast was created to provide a festive and official type of banquet that represents the multi-ethnic nature of the Indonesian archipelago. Rijsttafel strives to feature an array of not only flavors and colors and degrees of spiciness but also textures, an aspect that is not commonly discussed in Western food. Such textures may include crispy, chewy, slippery, soft, hard, velvety, gelatinous, and runny. In its original tradition, a Rijsttafel of 40

dishes was not uncommon, the meal sometimes taking three to four hours to consume. During its centuries of popularity in the Dutch East Indies, lines of servants or sarong-clad waitresses ceremoniously served the marathon meal on platters laden with steaming bowls of fragrant foods. The first dish to be served was a cone-shaped pile of rice on a large platter, which the server placed in the center of the table. The servers then surrounded the rice platter with as many as 40 small bowls holding meat and vegetable dishes as well as condiments. Some of the rijsttafel menu items.

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Even though some restaurants still hold on to that tradition, Warung Enak’s version of Rijsttafel is not that exaggerated. There are no waiters standing in line and you can always adjust the number of the dishes served according to your hunger level. I started with the Asinan Jakarta/ Batavia, which consists of yam bean, carrot, cucumber, bean sprouts and tofu tossed with chili rice vinaigrette served in a fried egg noodle nest. And then my favorite, empek-empek Palembang from South Sumatra. It’s a deep fried fish dumpling filled with egg, served with sour palm sugar sauce blended with dried shrimp. Next was Tum Ayam from Bali, a chicken terrine on fern tip salad. For the main course I had various skewers of lamb, chicken and traditional Balinese Satay Lilit. There is also Soto Betawi, Ayam Madu (pan fried chicken marinated with coriander, cumin honey and palm sugar) from Kalimantan. Don’t forget to have the Indonesian delicacies

Coral trout ceviche at Sakala

Intimate atmosphere at Sakala

Cheese platter at Sakala

for dessert, such as dadar gulung (banana crepes) and bolu tape (baked fermented cassava cake). You can have the whole RIjsttafel menu for Rp 180,000 per person. It is indeed a big feast so make sure you come with an empty stomach. Warung Enak Jalan Pengosekan, Ubud. (0361) 972-911 www.warungenakbali.com

SAKALA
Located in the Tanjung Benoa area of Nusa Dua, this restaurant has a nice beachfront view in its outdoor seating area of the Beach Lounge. But it was drizzling and windy when I got there so I chose to sit in the main room, which has grandeur décor but an intimate lounge style with dim lights and large patio doors. Instantly attracting attention is the 15-meter long walk-in wine cellar containing more than 400 bottles of wine from all over the world. White wine,

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It is indeed a big feast so make sure you come with an empty stomach.

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Ready for something more adventurous? Try the European discovery menu that includes caviar, coral trout, foie gras, bisque and squab (half golden pigeon).
red wine, champagne, and from any kind of country, you name it and it’s there. There are other areas in this 3,000 square meter venue with astonishing two-story Balinese style towers, and you can choose to lounge in the poolside bar on a sunny day or sip your cocktail while enjoying sunset in the Skydeck area. I started my evening with a sip of the Chili Chocolate Martini, a house-infused chili vodka with cacao liqueur and white chocolate mist. Since it was my first time there I decided to try the tasting menu (Rp 498,000). It started with coral trout ceviche and tropical bisque (light creamy
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soup with grilled prawn, mango and mandarin scented with fresh tarragon). My main course was veal cheeks, which had been braised for 12 hours into very tender and lean cuts of meat, served with parsnip puree and young organic carrots, creamy spinach and red wine sauce with caramelized shallot. It ended with choices of seven European farmhouse aco cheeses in a cheese platter, served with housemade bread, fig paste and mixed nuts, and then a choice of selections for dessert. Ready for something more adventurous? Try the European discovery

menu (Rp 898,000) that includes caviar, coral trout, foie gras, bisque and squab (half golden pigeon). Every Saturday from 6.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. get half price for their wine list. With great food, half-priced wine selections and an intimate atmosphere, there’s nowhere else more perfect to spend a Saturday night Text by Devishanty Sakala Bali Jl. Pratama no. 88 Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua, (0361) 774-499 www.sakalabali.com
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with your loved one.

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PONDERINGPOINT

A STORY ABOUT TOURISTS & COMMISSIONS
So we arrive in a foreign city or country. Before we left we conducted some research about the place and its culture, we asked people who have been there, we read reliable guide books, and we surfed the net in order to get ourselves prepared for whatever came our way. Yet, we still don’t really understand (read: can’t accept) when things happen beyond our expectations.

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n many popular holiday destinations we often find it difficult to ask favors without giving a so-called “commission” in return, whether it is obviously stated or already included in the rate. It is one of the many issues that us travelers often complain about, because as a foreigner we often feel ripped off whenever we are

that the hypermarket was actually only 15 minutes away from the airport, and the reason why the driver took us to that fancy convenient store was simply because the store gave a commission to those who brought tourists to shop there. That was not the last time I had this kind of experience. As a human being of course I felt deceived and have become more cautious with strangers. One guy I know believes that commissions make his life easier and that he can have more money than if he had to work at a salary based job. For him, he did not mind lying to his potential customers as long as the money ran into his pocket, and he would not let them decide either. In the end, it taught me to pay more attention to the details before getting any assistance from others, and now I have more confidence in my own choices. Personally, if necessary I don’t mind to pay extra as long as I still have the freedom to choose and I believe that my choice is worth the price.
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in need of assistance. Despite that we pledge that we will only believe in what we have read and heard. In reality, as people in a foreign place, sometime we still need to ask people around us about what is the best restaurant for the best authentic local food, what is the most convenient store, what is the most convenient way to travel from one place to another, and a never-ending list of questions whirling around in our heads. Sometimes, the information can cost a sum of money that is beyond our imagination. The first time I came to Bali with several friends for a holiday, we rented a car and the driver picked us up at the airport. Since we would stay in a remote area we decided to buy some groceries first before we headed to our destination. In front of the airport I saw a giant advertisement about a well-known hypermarket but it did not tell how far it was. I asked the driver to take us there but he refused our request. He said the hypermarket was quite far so he drove us to a small-fancy convenient store, which was unfortunately expensive. The next time I returned to Bali I found
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EXOTIC NUPTIALS
As a place for a destination wedding along with the honeymoon, it’s an exquisite way to say “I do” in Bali.
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A long tailed wedding dress mixed with modern casual grooms attire makes a perfect combination for a tropical wedding in lush scenery.
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Wearing a traditional kebaya dress could be an option to mix with the local custom.
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A simple wedding dress can look as stunning with the backdrop of white sand and emerald water.

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Weddings are typically all-white occassions. But an extraordinary black gown could emphasize your strong character.

Dress SHINTA CHRISNA, Photographer IREZZ PRATAMA (www.facebook.com/EZTPHOTOGRAPHY) Art Director ARI TULANG, Make Up ROB PEETOOM, Jl. Petitenget 16, Kerobokan, Seminyak, (0361) 738-363, www.robpeetoom.nl 68 BALI&BEYOND AUGUST 2012 Talents LVC&C MODEL, Location KARMA KANDARA, Jalan Villa Kandara, Ungasan, (0361) 848-2200, www.karmakandara.com

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to command the largest land animal on earth? Or perhaps learn up close and personal how to take care of a Sumatran Elephant for a day? You can get all these experiences in the “Mahout For A Day” program at Bali Zoo.

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never thought that one day I would have a chance not just to ride an elephant but also to take care of one for a day. Then came the invitation from Bali Zoo. To be honest, the

appointment with the driver from Bali Zoo to pick me up at 6.30 a.m. But I did fall asleep again in the car as the driver drove me to Bali Zoo in Gianyar. I started my day with breakfast at the Elephant View Restaurant, where I saw the elephants passing by, and I also got a brief view of the day’s program. After the meal I finally met with the elephant that would be my friend for the day. Her name was Terry, a female Sumatran elephant. I then climbed the stairs at the buffalo house boarding point, and then hopped up onto the elephant’s back. With my personal professional mahout, we went for a morning ride with Terry to the elephant’s bathing place, where I was taught how to bathe and scrub an elephant. Her skin was so thick that I had to scrub strongly. We also feed her vegetables. After that we headed over to Terry’s sleeping pad and cleaned it with a large rake. More tutorials followed on how to behave around an elephant, such as don’t stand too near or behind them, as they may kick you. Don’t be nervous or scared, let alone run, since they can misunderstand that as a sign of a threat. Handle them with self-confidence and trust that they are kind animals. I also learned basic vocal commands on how to control and guide the elephant, and how to board and disembark the animal safely. After the Mahout 101 course, we rode Terry back to the starting point. We let her have her rest for a while, while we went to visit the other inhabitants of the zoo.
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thought of riding an elephant and getting very close to one was a little bit scary. What if I fell off? Or if all of a sudden the elephant got angry and stepped on me? But I was soon convinced that it was safe, and that the elephants at Bali Zoo are very tame and used to humans. And the real professional mahout would always be there as well. Mahout is taken from the Hindi words mahaut and mahayat. A mahout is traditionally a person who rides, handles and cares for an elephant for most of its life. Usually a mahout starts as a boy in the ‘family business’ and is assigned an elephant early in its life, so they will be attached to each other throughout the entire elephant’s life. At Bali Zoo, most of the professional mahouts are from Sumatra where the elephants also originate, and for one day they will show you what a day in the life of one of these amazing creatures is like. So, armed with curiosity and the spirit of adventure I set aside my fears and got ready to embark on this unique and one of a kind experience. I’m not a morning person, especially on weekends, but on this particular Saturday I had woken up very early in the morning as I had set the

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wood bench that was attached securely on top of the elephant’s body. We journeyed across the Wos River and through the zoo’s surrounding wilderness and grassy valley, taking a short trek up to the oldest village temple in the area that dates back almost 300 years, and finally took a short rest at Bale Bengong for a refreshing and healthy young coconut drink. We finally got back to the buffalo house disembarkation point and I had to say goodbye to Terry and my professional mahout, Kris, who had been assisting me throughout the day. Before I left Bali Zoo I had another treat at the Okavango Restaurant, a sumptuous afternoon tea that is called “Jungle SocieTea”. Lunch with the lions at The Okavango Restaurant The driver then took me to the nearest villa & spa to have an hour of relaxing Balinese massage. What a perfect way I started with feeding the lions (using a pulley, as of course I wouldn’t dare to feed them directly) and then strolled around the zoo to see a variety of animals such as crocodiles, tigers, binturongs, monkeys, orangutans, birds and more. Then it was on to ‘Lunch With The Lions’ at the Okavango Restaurant. This
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African-themed restaurant was placed right next to the lion’s habitat, which was only separated by a creek and thick clear window so I had a plain view of the lion enclosure while having my lunch. After lunch we came back to Terry again and then had a 45-minute Elephant Expedition, but this time I was seated on a

to cure the stiff body and to end the day. The stiff body worth the unforgettable experience, though. Text by Devishanty Bali Zoo Jalan Raya Singapadu, Sukawati, Gianyar (0361) 294-357, www.bali-zoo.com
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Sabu: Apart An Island
Six hundred kilometers east of Bali, it drifts alone in an empty sea – a strip of pale sand, a line of white surf and a long green bank of lontar palms.

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f Indonesia’s myriad landfalls, this is one of the remotest of all, a place still straining at the furthest

is well connected by air to Bali and Java, but beyond that point you’re at the mercy of time and tide. When the weather is good a rickety government ferry makes the crossing – 16 empty hours of rolling over the swells of the Sabu Sea – once or twice a week, and a somewhat faster if equally unreliable air connection is maintained by Merpati with its smallest twin-prop planes. But once you arrive, banking in over the treetops or stepping ashore with wobbly legs on the little jetty, you’ll find that the journey was worthwhile. The point of arrival in Sabu is the little township of Seba. This is the quintessential tropical outpost – a place of potholes and puddles where a handful of motorbikes heading for the market counts as rush hour. The electricity supply often fades and falters, and the arrival of the ferry from Kupang is the highpoint of the week. Tin-roofed mosques and churches stand between the palm trees, and vendors preside over mounds of betel nut or lengths of dark, hand-woven ikat cloth. There are a few friendly homestays here where adventurous travelers can bed down and plot excursions to the wilder parts of the island. For a place that still seems to teeter on the edge of the known world Sabu has had a remarkably long history of European engagement. Sometime early in the 17th century Portuguese travelers from neighboring Flores and Timor made it here, and in 1674 a lost Dutch trading ship ran aground, prompting the first open conflict between the people of Sabu and the outside world; the terrified islanders killed the shipwrecked sailors, and when the Dutch authorities heard the news they launched a punitive raid. At the time

end of tenuous transport links. Flashy motorbikes and mobile phones have yet to dominate here. Small boys ride half-wild horses across the windswept hillsides, old women weave dark ikat cloth on bamboo verandas, and a warm welcome from thatch-roofed villages comes in the form of a mouthful of betel nut and a mug of palm wine. If you’re looking for the Indonesia of travel fantasy, a place where you can feel as though you are following only a few steps behind the earliest European sailors, Sabu is part of the East Nusa Tenggara province, and getting there is half the adventure. It is just 450 square kilometers in size and home to some 60,000 people, one of the archipelago’s most isolated communities. Kupang, the capital of West Timor, lies 250 kilometers to the east; Waingapu on Sumba is a similar distance to the west, and to the south there is nothing until Australia. Kupang

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Niu Wudu in the east of the island, one of the many empty, beautiful beaches that ring the coastline of Sabu.

Sabu was ruled by five warring kings, each master of a miniscule realm. The Dutch formed an alliance with the ruler of Seba but they failed to defeat the neighboring principalities, as they were beaten back by Sabunese warriors lodged behind high defensive walls. You can still see the stone defenses of the local stronghold at the village of Hurati in the east part of the island. An old Dutch cannon lies in the undergrowth. Eventually the Dutch signed treaties with the chiefs but the European presence

amounted to nothing more than a single lonely administrator, camped out among the lontars and left to his own devices for years on end. In 1770 the great English navigator Captain Cook stumbled upon Sabu on his way home from exploring the Pacific. The island, rising unexpectedly from the horizon, was “so little known that I never saw a map or chart in which it is clearly or accurately laid down,” he wrote. Cook and his crew spent several days exploring the island, bartering with

the locals for cloth and supplies. Cook’s writings about Sabu form the earliest significant foreign account of the island, but what is striking is that much that he saw remains recognizable today. And standing on Sabu’s white beaches in the 21st century, it sometimes seems as if the topmasts of the Endeavour have slipped over the western horizon only a few days earlier. Today most of the people of Sabu are Christians, and barnlike churches stand on the steep hillsides of the interior. But
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The interior of Sabu is made up of dry, rolling hills. Horses, sheep and cattle are raised on the island.

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Sirih-pinang, the betel nut and accompanying catkin that is the lifeblood of Sabu, giving the locals their distinctive blood-red smiles.

Travelling further afield from Seba you will find white roads winding through rolling hills. Sabu is a dry island, grazed by the fine horses brought to the island by Arab traders in centuries past.

old traditions are still strong, and in some of the more remote villages families still pursue their own Jingi Tiu faith, with its ancestor worship and sacrifices. The village of Namata, south of Seba, is a stronghold of old ways. Great stone graves dot the village outskirts, and the roofs of the wooden houses rise in long ridges of lontar palm thatch. Locals here will tell you that the first settlers came to

Sabu from India, and when they arrived they upended their open boats for shelter. The ship-like rooftops of the village houses commemorate these first dwellings. On the edge of Namata, on a slab of soft yellow sandstone, there is a carving of a European sailing ship, a record of some early landfall by outsiders. It looks as though it was carved yesterday. At times the windswept landscape

looks more like an African savannah than the Indonesian tropics. The southern shoreline is a place of bony limestone outcrops and angry seas, but on other, more sheltered coasts there are empty beaches of soft white sand where seawater is left in upturned clamshells to evaporate – the old way of collecting salt. Hollow waves wrap along the offshore reefs; most of the trickle of travelers who
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EAST NUSATENGGARA
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LARANTUKA Lomben Island KALABAHI Alor Island Solor Island MAUMERE Pantar Island

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make it here are wayward surfers seeking to escape the crowds of Bali and Lombok. The shores of Sabu are studded with lontar palms. For local people this is “the tree of life”, a source of fiber for thatch and clothing, of sugar, and of course, of alcohol. Captain Cook noted that the

locals brewed “a very sweet agreeable Cooling liquor” from the sap of the lontar, and they still do today, collecting the liquid each day in cups made of leaves. It ferments as it collects and is ready to drink straight from the tree. Visit any village here, and once the excitement has died

down you’ll likely be offered a cup of this mild, refreshing wine. The other mainstay of the Sabunese culture is the island’s distinctive ikat cloth, dyed by hand and woven on back-strap looms by local women. While the cloth of neighboring islands is all bright colors and wild motifs, Sabunese ikat is dark and understated in a series of earthy browns and blacks. The key designs are creamy floral whorls, borrowed from Indian cloth shipped into the east of Indonesia before the arrival of European sailors. When Captain Cook left Sabu he sailed west, past the hulking offshore island of Raijua (then one of Sabu’s five separate kingdoms) and clipping the tiny uninhabited islet of Dana (home of departed souls in the Jingi Tiu faith), he swore his crewmen to secrecy about the place they had just visited.

Upturned clamshells are used for making salt. They are filled with seawater and then placed in the sunlight. When the water evaporates the salt is collected.

More than 200 years later the secret is still well kept… Text and photos by Tim Hannigan

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When France Meets Asia
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quality food and service with a beautifully decorated and luxurious ambience. Enjoy the experience of their French and Pan-Asian menu in a setting that makes you feel like you are in palace in Versailles with several wonderful Chinese art pieces thrown in for good measure.

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RIENT8, located in the Hotel Mulia Senayan Jakarta, is a French and PanAsian restaurant that of course serves French cuisine and Asian food from various regions, such as Thailand, Vietnam, and Singapore. Here you can expect high

tables to chandeliers, was inspired by “haute” stylized classical French designs that dominate the entire room. The French colonial theme is on the wall structures and hand-painted or upholstered with Chinoiserie patterns on some of the decorative elements, making for a classical romantic impression. Combined with light gold and other classic palette colors, it contributes to the elegant and tranquil ambience. Other key decorative elements at ORIENT8 include French fashion sketches, a collection of French antique newspapers fashioned traveling trunks, and a modern Asian open noodle kitchen uniquely-designed in French architectural style. And what further makes it unique is that the French colonial design got twisted with a blend of Indo-Chinese elements. Asian hints appear through hand-painted images of traditional noodles, all of which are set off by classically framed portraits of France’s most influential people eating noodles. Also, take a look at the color splashed Buddha sculptures and the portrait of Mao Tze Tong, which are nothing but unique, and all of these contrasting designs showcase a sophisticated playfulness.
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Lovely Interior
When you enter ORIENT8 you will be welcomed by the unique subtle sounds of old war-time classical French and Asian music and an arrangement of furniture in European style, with a touch of Asia in some of the details. For the VIP rooms, this restaurant provides Private Dining Rooms: Louis, Coco and Marie Suites. These names were chosen because they played an important role in the history of France as a country. Being a meticulously-designed venue, you can see that the restaurant’s quirky Asian-twisted French Colonial interior design is also reflected in the two types of menus which are separately available: French and Pan-Asian.The furniture, from chairs to
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Business Lunch
Since its opening ORIENT8 always tries to bring exciting culinary experiences to satisfy its loyal customers, such as presenting a

highly skilled chef. Now ORIENT8 has its very own resident French chef Florian Lamelot, who boasts an innovative style and multiple-Michelin-star expertise. He has added plenty of his own delightful creations, such as Truffle Quiche, Black Tie Scallops, Foie Gras Terrine with Cherry and Sauterne Gelee, Tuna Tartar with Ocietra Caviar, Snail Fricassee with Chicken Oyster, Button Mushroom and Alsatian Pasta, Nicoise Salad, Ginger-Eitrus Canadian Lobster, Sea Food Bouillabaisse, Dover Sole with Wild Mushroom and Almond Foam, and Beef Tenderloin Rossini, using only the finest imported ingredients. Chef Florian wants to give standard French cuisine to Jakarta, and one of the ways is through the new promotion called Bistrot Business Lunch. This lunch package invites people to eat lunch a la Parisian bistrot style. Long recognized for its long preparation time and time-consuming meals, French cuisine is now served in the simplest way with the Bistrot Business Lunch, but still in a classy and artistic presentation. And do not be surprised if the prices are indeed affordable. According to the Chef, this concept is made to keep up with the city’s dynamic and often hectic lifestyle, as most of their clientele happen to be busy business people, who need a simple, affordable and quick lunch.

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A wide range of French dishes are available for diners to choose from. The Bistrot Business Lunch consists of two and three-course set menus with prices ranging between Rp 120,000 and Rp 220,000, and can be enjoyed from Monday to Saturday. Included in the set menu are Dungeness Crab Salad with Granny Smith Apple Gelee, Celery Root Remoulade and Avocado Foam, Confit Norwegian Salmon with French Leek Fricassee and a selection of desserts, including a hot chocolate cake served with pistachio ice cream. The service is quick but the food presentation does not suffer for it, and the tastes are pleasing to the mouth, so it’s perfect for Jakarta’s ‘on-the-go’ business people. la minute entrees and all-you-can-eat Pho (Vietnamese noodle). For those favoring French cuisine, ORIENT8 has a choice selection of roasted beef, lamb and turkey. Be sure you don’t miss the Restaurant Manager – who is French by nationality – and acts as a French butler and stroll around the restaurant serving the finest cheese platters and dried fruits direct to your table. The dessert selection is quite impressive as well, from cakes to puddings and especially the chocolate fondue, which is only available at Sunday Brunch. The food is divine and the ambience is fabulous, so maybe it would not be over exaggerating if we said that Sunday Brunch at ORIENT8 is a must for anyone in Jakarta. Text by Dewi Irma
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Sunday Brunch
One thing that you cannot miss at ORIENT8 is the Sunday Brunch experience that has been irresistibly famous in Jakarta for many years. As the name implies, Sunday Brunch is available only on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. There are two types of these packages, the Sunday Brunch with Alcohol including Free-Flow Red, White and Sparkling Wines, and the Sunday Brunch without Alcohol including Free-flow Juices, Soft Drinks, Ice Tea and Ice Lemon tea, with prices ranging between Rp 308,000 and Rp 448,000. Since ORIENT8 is both an authentic French restaurant as well as an authentic Pan-Asian restaurant, you will get a wide selection of the Eastern and Western dishes on offer. For Pan-Asian food enthusiasts for example, you will get the choice of the freshest a
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ORIENT8 Hotel Mulia Senayan Jakarta Jalan Asia Afrika Senayan Jakarta (021) 575-3278, 574-7777 (Ext.: 4888, 4788, 4688) Lunch (Mon-Sat): 12 p.m. - 2.30 p.m. Dinner: 6 p.m. - 10.30 p.m. Sunday Brunch: 11 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.

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MOONCAKE FESTIVAL
Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta celebrates the MidAutumn Festival by offering guests exclusive Shangri-La Mooncake gift sets. Carefully presented in luxurious packages, the mooncakes are available during the Mooncake Festival from August 1 to September 30. Under the direction of Chinese Executive Chef Benson Fok, Shang Palace prepares a selection of eight original moon cakes and three mini moon cakes. Presented in two types of mooncake packages – the Traditional Four Pieces Package and the Mini Six Pieces Bar Box Package are available starting from Rp 308,000,-nett per package. The mooncakes are on display and available for purchase at a dedicated booth in front of the SATOO restaurant at Shang Palace restaurant and at the SATOO Deli Shop. Guests can enjoy a 20 percent early bird discount when ordering from August 1 to 15. Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta, Kota BNI Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 1 Jakarta (021) 293-99580, www.platinumclubjakarta.com www.shangri-la.com

LET’S CELEBRATE
Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta organized its annual event in appreciation of all of its staff called ’Celebrating Our People’ from June 24 to 29. The purpose of the event is to increase the sense of kinship amongst the staff. The first event held on June 24 was Bazaar Day, where the staff could bring their children to enjoy some fun. The main event and the closing was the annual Staff Party with the theme ’One Night in Shanghai’ where all the staff wore Chinese costumes and Chinese food was served. Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta Jalan Palagan Tentara Pelajar Yogyakarta, (0274) 869-123 www.yogyakarta.regency.hyatt.com

LOOKING EAST
The Art Fair Jogja, usually shortened to ART|JOG, was just held at the Taman Budaya Yogyakarta from July 14 to 28. This was the 5th year for this annual event, and this year the theme was ‘Looking East – A Gaze upon Indonesian Contemporary Art’. The public could see the uniqueness of the ART|JOG as an art fair that specifically works directly with the artists to present works of art from a variety of mediums, ranging from painting, printmaking, photography, video, site specific installations, and multimedia. This curatorial platform allows young and new artists to participate, and also involved a number of international participants. www.artfairjogja.com
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A TIMELESS BEAUTY
Alila Hotel Jakarta and Rasya Batik Garutan held a fashion show to celebrate the history and refined beauty of the art of Batik. The event was held on June 29 with the theme “Batik : A Timeless Beauty”. Rasya Batik Garutan was established in the village of Garut in West Java in 2000. Mrs. Ellen Erliana is the proprietor and a member of the Indonesia Batik Foundation and West Java Batik Foundation under the Ministry of Cooperatives and SMEs. The event was launched by Eric Faivre, General Manager at Alila Hotel Jakarta and Mrs. Ingrid Kansil, the wife of the Minister of Cooperation and SMEs, who is also a member of the House of Representatives committee 8. Alila Hotel Jakarta Jl. Pecenongan Kav 7-17 Jakarta Pusat (021) 231-6008 www.alilahotels.com

FROM BANGKOK TO SURABAYA
Shangri-La Hotel Surabaya welcomes its new General Manager Martin Brenner. Prior to joining Shangri-La Hotel Surabaya, Mr. Brenner was the hotel manager of Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok. Of Austrian nationality, Mr. Brenner has been with Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts for 10 years in Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Cebu and most recently Bangkok. He brings to Shangri-La Hotel Surabaya his extensive management experience in various aspects of administration and food & beverage operations gained at leading hotels in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Shangri-La Hotel Surabaya Jl. May. Jend. Sungkono 120 Surabaya (031) 566-1550 www.shangri-la.com

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PREPARING A WEDDING?
A one-stop wedding and party service entitled “My Dream Wedding” will be held in Bali from August 3-5 at the Hongkong Garden International Restaurant. It is organized by Tiger Indonesia, a prominent event organizer who also handled the Sultan’s Royal Wedding in Yogyakarta last year. Entry is free and it is expected that 70+ wedding and party suppliers from Bali and Java that specialize in decorations, venue, bridal, photography, organizers, cakes, kebaya designers and more will attend. There will be glamorous fashion shows, Beijing opera changing mask, entertaining drag queen shows and other interesting shows performed every day. This annual expo is your main reference for party and wedding needs. www.tigerindonesia.com

VISUAL SYMPHONIES
While sight is usually considered the single most important sense, hearing has always come a close second. In his latest series of stunning creations, Sumatran artist Erizal AS has chosen not to explore the differences between these two senses but rather their common ground. Erizal, a graduate and lecturer at Yogyakarta’s prestigious Academy of the Arts (ISI), has perfected a technique of layering color on his canvasses with bold quick stokes that create movement and depth. This powerful groundwork is strengthened by the judicious use of black lines. Erizal’s exhibition entitled “Visual Symphonies’ can be seen from August 2 to October 1 at the Ganesha Gallery. Ganesha Gallery Four Seasons Resorts Bali at Jimbaran Bay, Jimbaran (0361) 701-010 www.fourseasons.com

STARS WAR
The Stars War Bali Flair Bartending Championship 2 is the biggest and most regular flair event in Bali. The next competition will be held on September 2-3 at the GT Lounge of the Ramayana Resort & Spa Kuta with a total prize purse of USD $3,200, plus a trophy and certificate. The guest star this year is Mr. Marek Posluszny, a world champion from Poland, and also some famous names in flair from Asia and Europe will come to compete. Contact Person: Agung Yoga - 087862716256 (Bar Manager Ramayana Resort & Spa) Mr. Dino – 0813 3949 1111 (sales & marketing manager RRB) www.ramayanahotel.com, www.worldflairassociation.com
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IT’S RAINING MEN, HALLELUJAH!
These days so many artists only want to paint women. But this exhibition goes all out to bring about a balance, and show paintings and drawings by three artists where the subject is exclusively men. Pranoto and his wife Kerry Pendergrast run model sessions at their art gallery in Ubud, Pranoto’s Art Gallery, and so they have many models from all around the world, women and men, but here they are just showing their male artwork. Masaya Kurobe is from Japan and is featured in Pranoto’s Art Gallery and this exhibition, introducing his work to a wider public. The “It’s Raining Men” (Drawings and Paintings of the Male Form) exhibition runs at the Bali Mystique Hotel from August 27 to September 11. Bali Mystique Hotel and Apartments Jl. Petitenget 2000xxx, Seminyak/Kerobokan. (0361) 473-0465

VINOTICITY CONTINUES
Padma Resort Bali at Legian and Best Wine will be hosting another wine tasting event featuring the Louis Vialard label including the La Chapelle selections: Chateau Cissac and Chateau Du Breuil on Tuesday August 7 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Bella Rosa Italian Restaurant, for Rp 205,000++ per person. The Louis Vialard brand has been widely distributed in Indonesia and Bali as well. The affair will feature the La Chapelle collection such as Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier, Chardonnay and Merlot. Padma Resort Bali at Legian Jl. Padma no. 1 Legian (0361) 752-111 www.padmaresortbali.com
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PARTY ON THE BEACH
Beachwalk and Ismaya Live presented Beachlive!, as part of the celebration of the Beachwalk opening. This beach festival was held on July 7 on Kuta Beach in front of the Beachwalk. After various outdoor activities on the sunny day, the venue got very crowded in the evening as the audience watched performances from the international line-up that included Stephane Pompougnac, Flight Facilites, Ladyhawke and was closed by Gildas of Kitsune and Jerry Bouthier. www.ismayalive.com, www.beachwalkbali.com

BURMA KITCHEN
Chef Will Meyrick of Mama San just came back from his journey to Burma and brought back some recipes he found. On June 27, Mama San invited a few of their media friends for ‘Kitchen Sessions : Burma’, an intimate dinner session featuring Burma-inspired cuisine, where Chef Will Meyrick was cooking in front of the guests and talking about his experiences. Kachooris with mint chutney, snapper mohinga soup, pork wrapped in banana leaf with black rice cake, penny worth leaf salad were just to name a few. It’s all delicious and you can find those on Mama San’s newest menu. www.mamasanbali.com

UNUSUAL GUEST
Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana welcomed the arrival of a special guest on July 6, Ibu Murni from Bali Safari. But who is Ibu Murni? She is a female Asian elephant that came from Palembang. She arrived at 10.15 a.m. and did the check in process, followed by a show to educate the guests on how to give attention and love animals. All the guests were allowed to take photos with the elephant. For 2 hours Ibu Murni stayed at the Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana – and after that she checked out. www.pullmanbalilegiannirwana.com

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CHEERS FOR THE TRIATHLETES
The sixth annual Biznet Bali International Triathlon returned to Bali on June 24.This year there were 273 Olympic Distance Triathletes, 247 Sprint Distance Triathletes, and 380 5K Fun Runners turning up. A total of 900 participants from more than 30 countries participated in the Biznet Bali International Triathlon 2012, which included a 1.5km swim, a 40km bike, and a 10km run both for individual and teams plus a simultaneous 5K fun run. It started at 7 a.m. with a swim in the warm waters of Jimbaran Bay, with transitions at the Intercontinental Bali Resort. www.balitriathlon.com

A DAY IN YOUR LIFE
Dwi Iskandar, a Bali-based fashion designer has just held a solo fashion show called ‘A Day In Your Life’ on June 30. The show presented Iskandar’s collection, spanning from dwico smart uniforms over his dwico ready-to-wear collection to his signature couture label dwiiskandar. It showed how his fashion collections meets A Day In Your Life, a fashion requirement for every occasion throughout your day – be it at work or at play. www.dwi-iskandar.com

GOLDEN NUMBER 50
Santika Indonesia Hotels & Resorts opened their 50th in Bali, the Hotel Santika Siligita Nusa Dua Bali on July 17. 50 is a golden number and they celebrated by doing a ‘Walk of Blessing’, walking from The Samaya Seminyak to the Hotel Santika Premiere Beach Resort Bali, a walk of around 5 km. The opening ceremony was celebrated by cutting the tumpeng rice by Agung Adiprasetyo, CEO KompasGramedia and the director of PT Grahawita Santika. www.santika.com 98 BALI&BEYOND AUGUST 2012

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COFFEE IN THE SKY
The Umalas Hotel & Residence Seminyak launched their KOPI LANGIT BAR & RESTAURANT on June 29. Kopi Langit in English means “Sky Coffee”, a suitable name since this bar and restaurant is located on the rooftop with a cozy, breezy open bar environment featuring all kinds of coffee and other beverages including concoction cocktails and wines. The evening party was enlivened by a live band, DJ, sexy dancers, a fire dance and percussionists. www.umalasresidence.com

MEET RICK PRICE

TURNING ONE
THE 101 LEGIAN celebrated their first anniversary on July 8 with the eclectic theme of “Shine As Star,” focusing on employees as one of the company spearheads by holding variety of competitions from Bagus Jegeg to a cooking competition. As part of their CSR program, THE 1O1 LEGIAN management and team visited an orphanage in the Tabanan area to share their sense of gratitude. The celebration was closed with the workers gathering in “homely” style, accompanied by the in house performance of all the winners of the competition and giving door prizes away. www.the101bali.com
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DANOYA VILLA
PRIVATE LUXURY RESIDENCES

Offering the relaxing tropical villas, mixing openplan architecture with an Indonesian touch, Danoya Villa are stylishly furnished with all the modern benefits that are expected at luxury resort. This 2012, Danoya officially launched their new private villas of two bedroom, three bedroom Royal categories and Imperial five bedroom villa. With its stylish and modern presentation, these new villas feature private swimming pool, fully equipped kitchen, living room family entertainment with home theatre – DVD player and cable channel television, IDD telephone, and wireless internet, LCD TV and full air conditioned in each room. Located in prime area, Danoya Villa is only 40 minutes away from Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport. Close to restaurants, shopping center of Seminyak and entertainment district of Oberoi; also few minutes from the beach, Danoya Villa will be an ideal retreat in a perfect destination for your holiday getaway in Bali.

private luxury residences

jalan batubelig 559, kerobokan, bali 80361 indonesia tel: +62 361 4735305 | fax: +62 361 4733372 email: reservation@danoya.com | www.danoya.com

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: info@maxi-hotel.com Website: www.maxi-hotel.com

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

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

TOURS & TRAVEL
ADVENTURE INDONESIA Tour Operator – Tailored Made Itinerary, Special Interest Tours : Orangutan & Dayak, Komodo & Flores Adventure, Tana Toraja, Explore Irian Jaya Tribes, Fun Jungle Survival, Student Field Trips. BALI: Ruko Wana Segara 12A, Tel: (0361) 750 971, 750 964. JAKARTA: Wisma 31 kemang, 3rd floor tel: (021) 7182250/56, Email: info@adventureindonesia.com www.adventureindonesia.com ADVENTURE INDONESIA ready to be your professional outsource partner for your corporate outing and training event, ready to customize for the best result in indoor as well outdoor event activities. You decide how far the breakthrough you want to get in the event. And we will design the best program and most suitable facilities to make sure your goal achieved! Email : info@adventureindonesia.co.id, Tel +62 21 7196061, 7182250

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AIRLINES
■ AIRPORT OPERATOR: Tel: (0361) 751-011 ■ CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS: Wisthi Sabha Building, 2nd Floor Ngurah Rai International Aiprort Call Centre: 0804-1-888888 ■ CONTINENTAL MICRONESIA: Tel: (0361) 768-358, Fax: (0361) 768-369 ■ ROYAL BRUNEI: Tel: (0361) 757-292 ■ SINGAPORE AIRLINES: Jl. I Gusti Ngurah Rai, Airport Tel: (0361) 936-8388, Fax: (0361) 936-8383 ■ GARUDA: Jl. Jalan Sugianyar 5 Denpasar Tel. (0361) 227-824, Fax: (0361) 226-298 24-hour access: 08071-807-807 ■ MERPATI: Jl. Melati No. 51, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 235-358 Airport Tel: (0361) 751-011, ext. 5240/5242 Hotline: Tel: (0361) 722-740, 722-741 ■ MANDALA AIRLINES: Komp. Plaza Kertawijaya, Jl. Diponogoro No. 98, Denpasar Reservation Call center 08041234567 ■ NGURAH RAI AIRPORT: Tel/Fax: (0361) 759-761 ■ THAI INTERNATIONAL: Grand Bali Beach Sanur, Tel: (0361) 288-141 ■ QATAR AIRWAYS: Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel, South Kuta Beach Tel: (0361) 752-222; Fax: 753-788. Wisti Sabha Building, 2nd Floor, Ngurah Rai International Aiprort, Tel: (0361) 760-274 Fax: (0361) 760-275 ■ DEPARTURE Arrive at the airport two hours prior to departure. A Rp. 150,000 international departure tax is required. Domestic departure fee is Rp 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 ■ CZECH REPUBLIC: Jl. Pengembak 17 Sanur. Tel: (0361) 286-465, Fax: (0361) 286-408 E-mail: bali@honorary.mzv.cz ■ FRANCE: Jl. Mertasari Gg. II No. 8, Sanur Tel: (0361) 285-485, Fax: (0361) 286-406 E-mail: consul@dps.centrin.net.id ■ GERMANY: Jl. Pantai Karang 17, Batujimbar, Sanur Tel: (0361) 288-535, Fax: (0361) 288-826 Email: germanconsul@bali-ntb.com ■ HUNGARY: Marintur, Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 219, Sanur. Tel: (0361) 287-701, Fax: (0361) 287-456 Email: huconbali@telkom.net ■ ITALY: Lotus Enterprises Building Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai, Jimbaran Tel: (0361) 701-005, Fax: (0361) 701-005 E-mail: italconsbali @italconsbali.org ■ JAPAN: Jl. Raya Puputan 170, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 227-628, Fax: (0361) 265-066 E-mail: denpasar@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 ■ MEXICO: PT Puri Astina Putra Building Jl. Prof. Moh. Yamin 1A, Renon, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 223-266, Fax: (0361) 244-568 E-mail: consulmex@astinatravel.com ■ NETHERLANDS: KCB Travel, Jl. Raya Kuta 127, Kuta Tel: (0361) 761-502, Fax: (0361) 752-777 E-mail: dutchconsulate@kcb-tours.com ■ ROYAL DANISH: Jalan By Pass Ngurah Rai, no. 229, Sanur Tel: (0361) 8216-979, Fax: (0361) 287-931 E-mail: danishconsbali@gmail.com ■ POLAND: Jl. Raya Petitenget No. 11, Block I/C, Banjar Umasari, Kerobokan Tel: (0361) 732-165, Fax: (0361) 732-165 E-mail: consul@balipolandconsulate.com ■ SLOVAKIA: Jl.Gunung Agung 93, Denpasar 80118 Tel: (0361) 426-171, Fax: (0361) 426-477 E-mail: konsulslowakbali@yahoo.com ■ SPAIN: Istana Kuta Galeria, Blok Vallet 2, No. 11 Jl. Patih Jelantik, Kuta Tel: (0361) 769-296, Fax: (0361) 769-296 E-mail: espana_bali@blueline.net.id ■ SWEDEN & FINLAND: Segara Village Hotel, Jl. Segara Ayu Tel: (0361) 282-211, Fax: 282-211 E-mail: sweconsul@yahoo.com ■ SWITZERLAND & AUSTRIA: Istana Kuta Galeria Blok Valet 2 No 12, Kuta Tel: (0361) 751-735, Fax: (0361) 754-457 E-mail: bali@honorarvertretung.ch ■ THAILAND: Jl. Puputan Raya No. 81, Renon, Denpasar Fax: (0361) 263-310 E-mail: rtc_bali@thaimail.com ■ TIMOR LESTE: Jl. Prof. Yamin No. 4, Renon, Denpsar Tel: (0361) 235-093, Fax: (0361) 235-092 E-mail: cgtl@dpsbali.com ■ UNITED STATES: Jl. Hayam Wuruk 188, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 233-605, Fax: (0361) 222-426 E-mail: amcobali@indosat.net.id ■ RUMAH SAKIT UMUM PUSAT SANGLAH (General Hospital): Jl. Diponegoro, Sanglah, Denpasar. Tel: (0361) 227-911/15.

MUSEUMS
■ AGUNG RAI MUSEUM OF ART (ARMA): Ubud, Tel: (0361) 976-659, Fax: 974-229. Jl. Pengosekan, Ubud, open daily 8 am-6pm. ■ ABIAN KAPAS: Tel: (0361) 227-176 East Denpasar. ■ ANTONIO BLANCO: Tel: (0361) 975-502, 975-551, Ubud, open daily 8 am-5 pm. ■ ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM: Tel: (0361) 942-352, Pejeng. Open 8 am - 3 pm weekdays. ■ GEDONG KIRTYA HISTORICAL LIBRARY: Tel: (0362) 25141, Jl. Veteran, Singaraja. Open 7am - 3pm Monday - Thursday, until Fridaynoon, closed on weekends. ■ GALLERY SENIWATI: Jl. Ubud Raya, Gianyar. Tel: (0361) 975-485 ■ MUSEUM BALI: Tel: (0361) 235-059, 222-680, Jl. Let. Kol Wisnu, Denpasar. ■ MUSEUM LE MAYEUR: Tel: (0361) 286-164, Jl. Hang Tuah, Sanur. Open 8 am - 2 pm, Tuesday - Sunday. ■ MUSEUM MANUSA YADNYA: Mengwi, open daily, but often unattended. ■ MUSEUM NEKA: Tel: (0361) 975-074, 975-034, Jl. Raya Campuan, Ubud open daily 9 am - 5 pm. ■ MUSEUM PURI LUKISAN: Tel: (0361) 975-136, 971-159, Jl. Raya Ubud, Ubud, www.mpl-ubud.com ■ MUSEUM RUDANA: Tel: (0361) 975-779, 976-479, Peliatan, Ubud. ■ MUSEUM SUBAK: Tel: (0361) 810-315, Jl. Raya Kediri, Desa Sanggulan, Tabanan.

HEALTH&MEDICAL
Call an ambulance by dialing 118, but it is a lot more practical and quicker to hire a taxi. Most hotels have on-call doctors on standby. For “Bali Belly”, Lomotil and Imodium eliminate symptoms, but not gastro-related infections. A fever along with symptoms requires doctorprescribed 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.

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

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

CONSULATES
■ AUSTRALIA, CANADA, NEW ZEALAND: Jl. Tantular No. 32, Renon - Denpasar 80234 Tel: (0361) 241-118, Fax: (0361) 221-195 E-mail: bali.congen@dfat.gov.au www.bali.indonesia.embassy.gov.au ■ BRITAIN: Jl. Tirta Nadi 20, Sanur, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 270-601, Fax: (0361) 287-804 E-mail: bcbali@dps.centrin.net.id ■ BRAZIL: Jl. Raya Legian No. 186, Kuta Tel: (0361) 757-775, Fax: (0361) 751-005 E–mail: brazilconsul@bali.net ■ CHILE: Jl. Jl. Pengembak Gg 1 No. 3, Sanur, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 756-781, Fax: (0361) 756-783 E-mail: chilehonconsulate@bali-villa.com

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