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NEW YEAR’S
IN JAKARTA
Ways to get your celebratory fix in the nation’s capital

BALI FESTIVALS
A selection of festivals promoting peace, tourism, eco-friendly initiatives and more

WONDERLAND
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Eye-popping fashion to get you into the spirit of the New Year

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HERE COMES THE NEW YEAR
‘Om Swastiastu...’ Believe it or not, New Year’s is just around the corner. Have you decided how you’re going to spend the last month of 2012? Here at Bali & Beyond we want to remind you that even though Bali does not offer the snow and sleigh bells you might associate with this time of year, the sunshine and vibrant colors keep it festive year round! This issue’s FashionFolio, shot under blue skies by Fabio Lorenzo, features some great fashion to get you inspired so you can step out in style at your end-of-year events. Perhaps you have special plans lined up already for Christmas? If not, we recommend Rosso Vivo for its red décor (how appropriate!) and mouth-watering Christmas dinner menu. If you’re looking to be out and about on New Year’s Eve, make sure you take a look at Feast & Festivities for special events happening around the island. We’re sure you’ll find something that suites your style. After the parties are over and done, why not kick off 2013 with an adventure on the open road? Our contributor Daniel Leemon shares his experience exploring the outskirts of Yogyakarta by motorbike and the surprising landscape he came across. Or keeping things closer to home, why not do a little redecorating? In Lifestyle & Leisure we’ll show you how to incorporate the popular ‘shabby chic’ look into your living space. In this issue we also share some more of our favorite places to dine, rest, and relax, as well as give you a glimpse of the many festivals happening annually on the island to promote things such as tourism and peace. Will you make it out to one next year? We’re excited for the opportunities of the upcoming year and hope you are too! Thanks for all your support this year and we hope you enjoy ringing in the New Year with the ones you love. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Bali & Beyond! ‘Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om…’ The Team

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Daniel Leemon originally came to Bali as a stop-gap in his travels through Asia, but is now happy to be stuck here. He still enjoys forrays into other countries but always comes back.

Steffi Purba is a contributor for a national business newspaper. She loves photography and going places to see new things.

Bayu Rahanatha is a lecturer at Udayana University and a Marketing Communications Specialist. He also runs his own business in the tourism industry but still finds time for his writing hobby.

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

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Fabio Lorenzo, Emmanuel Kristyono, and Diaz are the creative team behind FashionFolio this month. They’re a package of talents under Lumiere Production where Fabio shoots, Diaz does the styling and art direction, and Emma expertly handles hair and make-up. They specialize in commercial and editorial image-making production. www.lumiereproduction.com

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Cover Festive Wonderland by Fabio Lorenzo

INVITEINDULGE
AMARTERRA SPA
Rediscover yourself with this invigorating spa experience in Nusa Dua.

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CRAFTCULTURE
FESTIVALS IN BALI
A selection of festivals promoting peace, tourism, eco-friendly initiatives, and more.

RESTRELAXATION

UBUD GREEN RESORT VILLAS

A fine example of an eco-conscious resort with personalized hospitality.

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FIRST COLUMN PHOTO BY ARI MUSTIKAWATI, SECOND COLUMN PHOTO BY FABIO LORENZO, THIRD COLUMN PHOTO COURTESY OF SAMABE

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Embrace and enjoy ‘island pace’ while out dining.

LIFESTYLELEISURE
SHABBY CHIC
We’ll show you how to apply this popular interior design style to your home.

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DINEDELIGHTS

SABEEN & ROSSO VIVO
Check out Sabeen for its simple surprises and Rosso Vivo for its mouthwatering Christmas dinner menu.

84 COMMUNITYCALENDAR Schedules, calendar highlights and various happenings of interest, from art exhibitions to special events. 90 SEE&SEEN Snapshots of events and happenings within the preceding month. 94 BALIMAPS Map of Bali showing specific tourism areas and places of interest, as well as a distance scale between the island’s main destinations. 97 CLASSIFIEDCOLUMNS Listings and product descriptions from various clientele. 98 INFOINDEX Useful directory of companies and island-based businesses.

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FESTIVE WONDERLAND

Eye-popping fashion to get you into the spirit of the New Year.

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FESTIVE FUN
Not sure how to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s on the island? Here we highlight some choice events that have our attention. From elegant to casual to traditional to adrenaline pumping, we hope you find something that strikes your fancy.
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ACTIONATTRACTION DEVDAN A magical show to give you a taste of the wonders of this diverse archipelago.

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CAPITALCORNER NEW YEAR'S IN JAKARTA From fireworks to fine dining, we give you ways to get your New Year’s fix.

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PRIMEPROMOTION

Maya Ubud Resort & Spa is offering a special package designed to allow visitors to spend a

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day in the relaxing atmosphere of the resort and experience the village culture of Ubud. This unique package includes a yoga session, an escorted leisurely walk through rice fields, a Balinese massage followed by refreshing floral or herbal bath, and a cooking class featuring Balinese and Indonesian dishes. Cost is US$ 201 per person, plus service charge and tax. Enjoy a foot reflexology session, use of resort swimming pools, and afternoon tea at Bar Bedulu as a bonus running until March 31, 2013. Maya Ubud Resort & Spa, Jalan Gunung Sari Peliatan, Ubud (0361) 977-888, www.mayaubud.com

SUN & SANDALS
Havaianas, which has been making flip-flops for over 50 years and is known for its bright colors and fun patterns, offers an array of men’s styles perfect for any occasion. Among them are Havaianas Big Tred Mix, which turns heads with a large color sole tread and a bright inner strap highlight, and Havaianas Casual, featuring a unique wider strap and additional Brazilian rubber cushioning for a look that can be worn anywhere from the city to the beach. Prices vary from Rp. 159,000 for your basic men’s classic flip-flop to Rp. 239,000 for Havaianas Casual and Big Tred Mix. Universo, Jalan Laksmana no. 5, Oberoi, Seminyak (0361) 733-036, www.havaianas.com

WINGS & RINGS
Buffalo Wings & Rings offers fresh and casual dining at its Beachwalk Bali location. Their Traditional Chicken Wings, Boneless Wings and Tenders come in an array of sauce flavors such as buffalo, roasted garlic, garlic Parmesan, sweet Thai, and black pepper. Guests can also choose their spice level, ranging from “mild” to “1 million”. Aside from wings, the restaurant offers American favorites such as onion rings, burgers, fajitas, and quesadillas. Catch up and connect at this fun and friendly restaurant and sports bar, with bar happy hours going from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to closing. Buffalo Wings & Rings Beachwalk Bali, Jalan Pantai Kuta, Kuta (0361) 846-5632, www.buffalowingsandrings.com

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PRIMEPROMOTION

AFTERNOON TEA
Masé Kitchen and Bar at Maca Villas and Spa is offering Asian-inspired afternoon tea with a selection of sweet and savory treats. A unique opportunity to beat the heat in a stylish environment, guests can satisfy their appetite with Vietnamese spring rolls, samosas, spicy chicken bites, cucumber sandwiches, vegetable crudités, mini tartlets, éclairs and more. Guests can enjoy a pot of Dharma Tea with their treats or a cup of Ippolito Specialty Coffee that is exclusive to Maca Villas and Spa Bali. Afternoon tea is available daily from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. for Rp. 85,000++ per person. Maca Villas & Spa, Jalan Lebak Sari no. 7, Petitenget, Seminyak (0361) 739-090, www.macavillas.com

COFFEE PASSION
Casa Gourmet introduces their label Casa Gourmet Coffee, a selection of the finest coffee beans from around the Indonesian archipelago. Among the many variants offered are Enrekang Sulawesi, extracted from coffee beans from the highlands of South Sulawesi; Papua Wawena, grown in the highest village in Indonesia; and Signature Royal, a mixture of three distinct regions namely Mandheiling (northern Sumatra), Gayo (Sumatra Aceh), and Bajawa (Flores Island). Enjoy a variety of discounts at the Casa Gourmet store until December 9 and take advantage of their delivery services by becoming a member of the Casa Gourmet store. Casa Gourmet, Seminyak Square Block E-1, Oberoi, Seminyak, (0361) 738-026

UNDER THE SEA
Starfish Bloo at W Retreat & Spa Bali - Seminyak offers an ever-evolving menu of delectable pan-Asian cuisine in an extraordinary underwater-inspired atmosphere. Chef de Cuisine Kevin Chung is constantly updating the menu in order to incorporate the best products available. His creations often showcase flavors from several countries at once, co-mingled in a surprising and delightful way. A notable example is the Fried Whole Guramie, where Indonesia’s much-loved fish is served with a Chinese-style soy mirin dipping sauce, holly basil, crispy garlic, and Thai-inspired green papaya salad. Also intriguing are the Tumeric Marinated Chicken Skewers served with Vietnamese dipping sauce; Salmon Roll with cucumber, spicy mayonnaise, avocado, and flying fish roe; and Hand Harvested Diver Scallops with daikon puree, tobico, and miso foam. Savor these dishes before the menu changes again, featuring other exciting options. Starfish Bloo at W Retreat & Spa Bali, Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak, (0361) 473-8106, www.whotels.com/baliseminyak
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UNLIMITED PRIVILEGES
Samabe Bali Resort & Villas announced a whole new class of luxury with its Unlimited Privileges program, whereby guests will be spoiled without end. With a surcharge, guests with Unlimited Privileges will enjoy all the standard benefits such as 24-hour butler service and unlimited use of nonmotorized water sport equipment, plus premium benefits such as daily cocktail hours, daily 24-hour selection of gourmet, organic, Balinese, Asian and Mediterranean cuisine, daily unlimited laundry, and daily one Samabe Signature activity. The sophisticated 8-hectare beachfront luxury resort is scheduled to soft-launch in February of 2013. Samabe Bali Resort & Villas Jalan Pura Barong-Barong, Sawangan, Nusa Dua, (0361) 886-6936 www.samabe.com

DOUBLE ACHIEVEMENT
FuramaXclusive Villas & Spa has won the Luxury Spa Hotel country category at the World Luxury Hotel Awards held in Kuala Lumpur on October 13. The World Luxury Hotel Awards recognize the best service-oriented hotels and their dedication to excellence in the luxury hotel industry. Spa Furama was also acknowledged in the Best Luxury Resort Spa category at the World Luxury Spa Awards. The FuramaXclusive Villas & Spa in Bali is an idyllic resort that blends contemporary chic with a minimalist touch. It is located just 20 minutes from Ubud and showcases 18 stylish villas on a magnificent 70-meter lagoon. FuramaXclusive Villas & Spa Jalan Melati, Banjar Bindu, Mambal, Ubud (0361) 898-8688, www.furamaxclusive.com

TRAVEL HELPER
Opera Software, the creator of mobile browser Opera Mini, recommended the following applications to help travelers bring their plans to life: Packing (+To Do!) to keep packing under control; Trapster to warn of approaching speed traps and roadway hazards; Postagram to transform photos into postcards; Skype Wi-Fi for access to Wi-Fi hotspots; and the ever-popular WhatsApp, a cross-platform messaging app to stay in touch while away. These can all be found at the Apple Store or Google Play. Opera Mini is championed by TV travel guru Ian Wright and has over 166 million users around the globe. m.opera.com www.opera.com/travel

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TAKING THE REIGNS
Aston Bali Beach Resort and Spa recently announced the appointment of Ian Cameron as their new General Manager who started in October. Ian has more than 27 years of experience in the hospitality industry across Asia and Europe as well as in Egypt. In Bali he had the privilege of leading the Centara Hotels and Resorts property in Seminyak and managing the Food and Beverage operation at The Oberoi in Legian. His familiarity with Bali will surely enable him to adapt quickly and promote excellence with the upcoming generation of hotel managers in the area. Aston Bali Beach Resort and Spa Jalan Pratama No. 68X, Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua (0361) 773-577, www.astonbali.com

WESTIN WORKOUT
The Westin Resort Nusa Dua unveiled its newly upgraded Westin WORKOUT facility for the pleasure of in-house guests. It has been thoughtfully transformed to complement the brand philosophy of preserving wellness in travel and having a balanced existence in today’s fast-paced world. Westin WORKOUT now features an expanded warm up area and state-of-the-art cardio and strength equipment with interactive touch screen consoles from pioneering wellness company LifeFitness. The changes made to Westin WORKOUT have been timed to precede the launch of an innovative ‘Gear Lending’ program, where Westin joins forces with New Balance to provide workout gear to guests during their stay. Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua, BTDC Lot N-3, Nusa Dua (0361) 771-906, www.westin.com/bali
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Bali Festivals
Bali’s fascinating charm and beauty have attracted people from far and wide to come and enjoy what the island has to offer. However, it is not merely the beaches, mountains, and waterfalls that have millions of people eager to visit, but also other exciting aspects of Bali such as its art and cultural festivals.

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Festival, Nusa Dua Fiesta, Bali Art & Exhibition, Lovina Festival, and the Legian Beach Festival.

June – July each year. This event always draws attention from people around the globe and entices them to come and witness for themselves the magnificent art and culture of Bali. The purpose of the Bali Art & Exhibition Festival is to strengthen

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performances are one of the ways to preserve Balinese culture as well as introduce it to the world. As for cultural festivals, there have been many in Bali throughout the years, and the local government together with Balinese artists and organizations have made it possible to bring these festivals to life annually. Everyone is welcome to witness the beauty and uniqueness of Balinese art and culture, which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Some events are held on specific occasions, for example during full moon or other days that are considered important. But most of the bigger festivals are held between June and November, such as the Kuta Karnival, Sanur Village
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and preserve unique natural art. The event takes place at the Denpasar Art Center for an entire month. Nine regencies in Bali participate in this festival and it is used as a means for local artists to express and introduce natural art and culture in various forms such as dances and other performances. With rapid technological development and other global advancements, it is important for the roots of Balinese culture to be preserved. The main things that you won’t want to miss at this festival are the art parade, performances, exhibitions, and the festival itself that is held from afternoon until night.

2002, and was awarded the best leading international event in Indonesia in 2010. It aims to promote tourism in Kuta after the economy was deeply affected by the first Bali bombing tragedy. Now the economy of South Bali region is really booming. There are various programs to entertain visitors at the Kuta Karnival, such as a music festival featuring local bands, a culinary bazaar from hotels and restaurants in Kuta, a kite festival, surfing contest and ‘paddle for peace’ with local surfers and tourists, a baby turtle release and unique competitions for waiters and waitresses.

Kuta Karnival
Aside from Denpasar, South Bali also hosts great international festivals. The Kuta Karnival is held for 5 days, normally in late October to early November at Kuta Beach. The festival has been held annually since the Bali Bombing tragedy in

Legian Beach Festival
The Legian Beach Festival was first initiated in 2007 and is held along Legian Beach over four days. The participants of the festival are not merely from Bali, but come from many regions in Indonesia. They come to participate in
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the advancement of tourism in Bali and Indonesia. This year marked the 6th year of this special event. A Miss Legian Beach Festival Show and the Ladies Surfing Competition were held in addition to a painting competition with professional painters, cultural parades, a food festival, fashion show, live music, and the popular ‘fun bike’ race.

The four-day festival includes interesting plays, both traditional and colossal. The planting of coral was among the interesting pro-environmental activities at the festival. Also included in the yearly festivities are a food festival, an ogoh-ogoh parade, and a music festival where both local and international musicians perform.

under water festival, jukung competition, yoga, a fishing tournament, actions against global warming, a photography contest, marine water sports, a food bazaar, as well as music and art performances.

Lovina Festival
Besides the festivals mentioned above, there are also festivals in North Bali drawing the attention of local and international tourists. The Lovina Festival is one of the government’s efforts to boost the tourism industry in Buleleng, specifically Lovina, which is located in North Bali and is famous for its dolphins. This three-day festival aims to invite tourists and locals alike to discover and explore the diversity of cultures in North Bali. With so many festivals happening throughout the year, it would be a shame to just stay in your hotel. See for yourself the beauty of Bali, its art, culture and its people. Text and Photos by Steffi Purba
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Sanur Village Festival
Besides Kuta, Sanur is another area where international festivals are held. The Sanur Village Festival is a big festival that has been held annually since 2006, located at Sunrise Beach in Sanur. The festival usually takes place in August and lasts for five days. This festival was initiated by the Sanur Development Foundation and has contributed to the advancement of the potential and creativity of the people of Sanur. Some examples of the programs at the Sanur Village Festival are a kite festival, bonsai exhibition, the Sanur Village Cycling Tour, the Sanur Open Golf Tournament, an

Nusa Dua Fiesta
The Nusa Dua Fiesta is an art, cultural, music, sport, and tourism festival that aims to promote an image of Nusa Dua area supporting environmental sustainability and preserving coastal and marine ecosystems. The Nusa Dua Fiesta is held every year in Nusa Dua, in the Bali Tourism Development Center to be exact. This is one of the biggest festivals in Bali that also promotes the cultural richness of Indonesia through performances and craft exhibitions showcasing the many ethnic groups of Indonesia.
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Shabby
The beauty of the imperfect, complemented by an aspect of comfort. Here we discuss this unique style of interior decorating.

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implicity, modesty and honesty of interior design without any exaggerated decorative elements are the unique characteristics that shabby chic can only be applied to a barn house or a beach house, I would say that’s not true at all. Even a modern apartment located on the busiest street in the world can benefit from splashes of shabby chic inspiration through the use of proper wall finishing, plus some quality antique furniture and accessories.

of ‘shabby chic’. Rachel Ashwell, known as the Mother of Shabby Chic, made a career out of her love of vintage goods and her excellent ability to add elements of comfort to a room. A bed in a barn house with a vintage floral fabric bed sheet is a simple example of shabby chic. A beach house decorated with distressed finish frames is another example. But if you think

HOW TO GET THE LOOK
There are several ways for you to achieve the shabby chic look in your home: 1. Buy antique stuff. Go to the flea market every once and awhile and take a

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good look around. If you find a piece that attracts your attention and you get the feeling that “this thing really represents me”, purchase the item immediately. 2. Buy new furniture with an antiquestyle finish. It is sometimes hard for us to find what we are looking for at a flea market, so for you who have experienced this situation, simply buy new furniture with a custom made antique finish. There are two types of finishes that you can choose from. The first is Distressed

Finishing, or a finishing method by rough application of paint with some sanding, and Faux Painting, a finishing method by stacking multiple colors on the furniture and then sanding it so that there will be an impression of a different old color layer. 3. The use of natural colors like white, sky blue, rose pink, and beige on the walls of the house. The warmth in the room is one of the main characteristics of shabby chic, therefore the use of a soft tone color is a must.

4. The use of accessories such as a mosaic of antique frames on the wall or a big chandelier over your table will be able to give you the feel of shabby chic.

A TOUCH OF SHABBY CHIC
The historical value of antique furniture or accessories will be able to give soul to a room with a modern minimalist interior design. Here are some do-it-yourself ideas to bring shabby chic to your modern minimalist home: 1. Purchase a vintage tea set from China; the beauty of the original china cups will be the center of attention for your modern dining table. It’s okay to combine different cup patterns because literal cohesiveness is not the way to achieve shabby chic. 2. Pair a vintage coffee table with a sheep leather beanbag in your living room. 3. Use a bird’s nest ornament as a fruit basket – it will look very pretty in your dining room.
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4. Use vintage cans as spice containers for a dash of cuteness in your modern kitchen. 5. Add a bed runner with vintage floral motifs to a white bed sheet to provide warmth to your modern designed bed. 6. Replace your sofa cover with a selection of soft colored floral fabrics and pair with a vintage trunk as a coffee table.

especially along Tangkuban Perahu Street and Mertanadi Street, there are many stores that sell second-hand and antique furniture. In the Tegalalang area near Ubud, many stores sell shabby chic inspired accessories. Both of these areas are centers for Bali exports to foreign countries. If you decide to shop in both areas (Kerobokan and Tegalalang), choose two different days, since it’s likely you will spend a whole day in just one area alone.

with custom-made distressed finishing are far better than buying old iron chairs that have a high level of fragility due to rust. 3. Be careful not to get scammed. Carefully look at every detail of the furniture in order for you to find one that is a real antique. 4. If you are shopping at flea markets, don’t forget to compare prices from one store to another in order to get the best deal. 5. Use your imagination, because you are actually able to expand the use of the goods that you are about to buy. For example, a vintage frame with some work from a handyman can be transformed into a beautiful tray. Text by Bayu Rahanatha Photos from Mixed Furniture Jalan Tangkuban Perahu no. 43, Kerobokan

WHERE TO SHOP
Here in Bali there are many stores that sell shabby chic inspired pieces. In the Seminyak area, there are many galleries selling shabby chic furniture and accessories. Usually the furniture sold in the galleries has been polished with a premium additional process, so they have a distinguished quality and are all ready to use. If you have more time for shopping, Kerobokan and Tegalalang are the right choices for you. In the Kerobokan area,
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SHOPPING TIPS
1. In selecting antique goods, you should be a bit more careful in choosing your items. Sustainability is a must. Choose antique items made from high quality materials, such as an antique table made of old teak. 2. When it comes to iron furniture, it is much better to buy something new and make it look antique. Chairs made of iron

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DINE&DELIGHTS
Left: Fillet Mignon topped with crushed pistachio and mushroom sauce Below: Confied Duck Magret and Foie Gras

a tangible beachside feel, with waves

Christmas Dinner at Rosso Vivo
A gentle breeze ruffles the red sun umbrellas lining the wooden deck terrace. Across the street the sea sparkles and shimmers. There’s no denying that Rosso Vivo is a perfect place to be at sunset and an even better place to enjoy Christmas dinner.

crashing on the shore only meters away. The whole ambiance is charming – red colored décor across the board with a deck terrace filled with cozy sun loungers and tables to place your fabulous cocktails on, seats near the pool, comfy sofas, and dining tables with red lanterns hanging overhead to set a romantic mood. The main dining room is an attractive space with tables covered in white topped with red napkins, small vases with beautiful flowers, and candles. The lighting is dim and the red lamps on the walls lend a nice hue to the room as the DJ spins groovy music in the background. It’s as lovely a setting as anyone could ask for. The restaurant’s wine selection can be seen through a glass-sided wine display near the cashier counter. The great selection comes from all over the world –

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Left: Both alfresco and indoor dining are offered at Rosso Vivo, which occupies the front yard of Kuta Seaview Hotel Below: Mr. Ginger Beam

France, Chile, Italy, and Australia, amongst other sources. The menu is “Italian-French inspired cuisine” created by the Executive Chef Roberto Bogni, a talented chef hailing from Italy whose vision is to integrate French culinary techniques, which he considers to be the finest in the world. His dishes are professionally prepared and reflect a simple concept produced with carefully selected ingredients. This month he has a specially crafted menu that you won’t find any day but Christmas; it is an invigorating interpretation of Italian simplicity and French cuisine. It starts with Fried Pan Slices of Foie Gras, Pate a’Raviole in mushroom and black truffle emulsion, served by the usual fleet of diligent and cheerful waiters as an appetizer. The Confied Salmon with pine nut emulsion, haricots verts and chanterelle mushroom is another option. After the first round of food, it’s easy to get into the rhythm. The impeccably fresh entrée, tender thinly sliced Confied Duck Magret and Foie Gras sprinkled with tasty sauce, is served with sweet peach purée

and peach slices to add a contrasting texture to the plate. It is definitely a well thought out dish; the color combination is beautiful and elegant – appealing to the eye and delicious to the palate. The medium rare Fillet Mignon is topped with a crust of pistachio and served with mushroom sauce, and the caponata and sauté of julienne slices of eggplants, zucchini, and red bell pepper is also outstanding. It gives a mixture of flavors and textures, a straight-up spectacular succulent meat and crusty pistachio, worth every calorie. For dessert, the comfort-oriented chocolate dessert Cioccolato Guanaja Caldo arrived with pineapple sorbet on the side – smooth, soft, and fresh. Following that was Mr. Ginger Beam, a blend of Jim Beam, Cointreau, pineapple juice, grilled ginger-infused honey, and ginger syrup served in a shiny metallic mug. It was a refreshing closure for the night. If you miss the opportunity to enjoy this impressive Christmas menu, don’t fret. Rosso Vivo rustles up good-quality Italian every day and the bar stays open Rosso Vivo Jalan Pantai Kuta, Kuta (0361) 751-961
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until late at night serving pretty much everything from a basic bottle of red to exotic champagne and a good range of refreshing cocktails. This is where some tasty food and an engagingly jolly atmosphere meet, for sure. Text and Photos by Ari Mustikawati

DINE&DELIGHTS

Some places never get off the ground, some take off after one good review, and some are popular the minute they open their door. Sabeen, which opened three years ago in Seminyak, appears to be one of the lucky ones.
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abeen is a stylishly modest, friendly, cozy, and casual eatery. It is coated with an urban sheen, courtesy of a number of clever

in the far corner, green leaves hanging from the ceiling, and a few flower pots. There’s a worldly ambience in the airy room – spacious enough that it never feels crowded. The room is luminously lit with the open view of the hustle bustle of the outside world. Chef Clive Allan Pelser rules the kitchen at The Haven with his 18 years of international experience, creating an

items that boast flashes of panache. The alfresco setting is delightful, set with dark brown dining tables covered in white table cloths, a warm wooden floor, a small pond
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Rainbow Party Tubes, which are tubes of vodka, lychee liqueur, triple sec, mango purée, coffee liqueur, espresso, tequila, and blue Curacao.

inventive menu highlighting the best quality natural ingredients and authentic flavor. The internationally accented menu is crafted in a deceptively simple style. It begins with a selection of sandwiches and soups, the best being the Greek Lemon Chicken Soup – a bowl of chicken broth with lemon juice, carrots, onions, celery, rice, and lemon oil. There are only nine starters and salads, and if you’re hoping to get a “wow” moment on your palate, order the Niçoise Tuna Salad Wrap built from fresh seared tuna served with boiled egg, tomato, and lettuce in a soft flour tortilla. Among the diverse entrées offered, they recommended that I savour three of their most-acclaimed dishes. The first was the Grilled Salmon topped with compound herb and lemon butter, coupled with seasonal vegetables delivered in an unpretentious presentation. It’s a simply seasoned and well-cooked salmon; the crispy skin gives way to succulent salmon with just the right texture – a perfect

example of ‘less is more’. Next was the succulent Moroccan Lamb Chops flavored with Shiraz Honey Sauce, served with garlic and parsley baby potatoes and eggplant. The third dish was the delightful Hand-Rolled Lasagna with Ricotta/ Béchamel, Asparagus and Roasted Red Peppers, a twist on the old classic topped with Podomoro Sauce. Soft, creamy and fresh, it is another obvious example of Sabeen’s vision of food. Among the notable desserts are the White Chocolate Cheesecake drizzled with strawberry sauce and white chocolate, the Old fashion Apple Brown Butter Tart, and the baked Greek Baklava – Phyllo pastry with walnuts, cinnamon, lemon and honey. Other menu highlights include the refreshingly sweet Ice Mint Mocha – a mixture of coffee with chocolate chip ice cream, chocolate sauce, milk, and whipped cream, and the creative Rainbow Party Tubes, which are served in a big bowl to display colourful tubes of vodka,

lychee liqueur, triple sec, mango purée, coffee liqueur, espresso, tequila, and blue Curacao. It gets interesting when the sun goes down – try their ‘Happy Hour’ and ‘After Sunset Cocktail’ offered from 5 to 11 p.m. to sample their list of creative blends accompanied by a nightly band performance to liven up the ambience. An additional promo fare is their popular allyou-can-eat ‘Traditional Sunday Carvery’ from 12 to 3 p.m. for only Rp. 275,000 nett/person, offering a variety of traditional roasted chicken, beef, pork, and lamb, as well as salads, starters, side dishes, and a traditional English dessert to sample. For a neighborhood spot, Sabeen is the one that certainly deserves a visit. Text and Photos by Ari Mustikawati Sabeen Jalan Raya Seminyak 500, Seminyak (0361) 738-001 www.thehavenbali.com
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INVITE&INDULGE

Rediscover You
The Amarterra Villa & Spa offers five star luxury service, elegantly combining Balinese tradition and 21st century technology to make it artistic with modern comforts.

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first to try its spa facilities, because since the luxury villas opened their guests had always opted to get spa treatments privately in their villas. When I got there the large pond and gorgeous stairs blew me away – the whole ambience was relaxing and unique. It is the

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perfect place for honeymooners, leisure travelers, business travelers, or to have a special event. Checking into the Amarterra Spa, I was very tired and in dire need of relaxation – exhausted physically and mentally is a more accurate description. The Amarterra Spa promised I would achieve wellbeing from the spiritual charm and holistic energy of its Bali heritage and traditions. It’s a spa experience providing Dharma-Bali therapy to transport you to a haven of selfreflection and rediscovery.

Dharma is a way of living based on true Hindu and Buddhist philosophy. The eight ways of Dharma are the secrets behind how the Balinese achieve balance and a better life. These eight ways of Dharma include: Right Understanding (Samma – Ditthi), Right Thought (Samma – Sankappa), Right Speech (Samma – Vaca), Right Action (Samma – Sati) and Right Concentration (Samma – Samadhi). The Amarterra Spa offers a combination of customized rituals and treatments of Dharma-Bali derived from traditional Balinese healing philosophies. Their signature treatments are Dharma Unani or Wellness for guests seeking renewal and recharge, Dharma Panchakarma or Revitalization for guests seeking to achieve invigoration of body and mind, Dharma Soba rig-pa or Balance for guests seeking to enjoy the moment and happiness, Dharma Rama-Sinta or Love for couples seeking to achieve passion and compassion, and Dharma Saraswati or beauty inside and out. The Dharma-Bali therapy key points are: reclaiming oneself in awareness of body, mind and the universe; presence in the moment, right here and right now; focusing on the body, senses, breathing thoughts and the overall experience. Balinese medicine is based on the wellness teachings of ancient palm leaf manuscripts, treatment through the power
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of living plants, using the power of water, precious stones and inner strength. Some treatments use traditional therapy such as Kizhi Therapy – Hot Herbal Chi, Body and Face Accupoint, Dharma Panchakarma Therapy and Face Energy, and Dharma Rasashastra (Cakra Balancing). I tried The Dharma Rejuvenation to refresh and relax, which consists of a Dharma Bali Ritual, Dharma Body Exfoliation, Dharma Massage, Dharma Body Moisture and Dharma Happy Tea. The treatment room itself is unique with a semi-outdoor concept. You can choose to take a shower inside or relax in a bathtub outdoors surrounded by shady trees while enjoying natural sounds from forest insects.

The products they use are natural products mostly made from the Tree of Life, or the coconut tree. Virgin coconut oil brings many advantages to the health of the human body. Balinese people maintain and use coconut trees as part of their everyday lives for eating, drinking, health and beauty; from the roots, to the trunks, to the leaves. Virgin Coconut Oil body scrub helps remove dead cells on the outer surface of the skin, making the skin healthier, smoother, and full of radiance. For fans of strong pressure massage, this one is for you. This massage is by far the strongest pressure I’ve ever had, and I am someone who always ticks the “soft” option for massage pressure level. I can’t

help but wonder what the “hard” option is like. Combining deep tissue massage that works at the deep tissue level, Myofacial Release settles problems with connective tissue and Trigger Point takes away local and referred pains to accelerate healing. I found my experience in this environment to be unexpected and much appreciated. It surpassed my expectations in every sense. I most definitely came out feeling rejuvenated. Text by Devishanty Amarterra Villa & Spa BTDC Resort Lot Block B, Nusa Dua (0361) 776-400 www.amarterravilla.com
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THE 1O1 LEGIAN EXTENSION YOUR URBAN INDULGENCE STARTS FROM HERE
THE 1O1 LEGIAN is ready to spread their wings to serves Kuta’s lovers with the brand new of DELUXE EXPERIENCE through their new product THE 1O1 Extension. THE 1O1 Extension as part of THE 1O1 LEGIAN, will be adding 103 Deluxe Room category, 1 Main Swimming Pool, 1 Lounge Restaurant and Pool Bar with Semi Pool and Wading experience which will be opened for Public, ROOFTOP II with extension Music Lounge, Restaurant and Bar facility at its Fourth Floor. This Extension even though not located at the current building of the Hotel but will still be merged as part of THE 1O1 LEGIAN with unique pathway access from the Main building with existing 197 rooms. Situated on the happening area of Kuta Legian, all Deluxe extension rooms for THE 1O1 LEGIAN is scheduled to open by first Semester of 2013. Beside introducing the NEW DELUXE EXPERIENCE, this additional rooms and facilities will certainly enrich THE 1O1 LEGIAN opportunity to satisfied every market level but with common “Active Travelers” spirit, as Bali Leading Premium Three Stars Plus Hotel. The Deluxe Extension will continue to carry the “Smart Stylish Experience” concept of THE 1O1 LEGIAN and continue to capture the breathtaking views of Kuta’s legendary Milieu with its central district where’s the happening entertainment begins, which truly serves THE 1O1 LEGIAN as The New Urban Legian. THE 1O1 Guests will continue accessing the current Hotel entrance as well Check In area but in the same time they will be taken to the Deluxe Extension Building through the Path way access within convenience walking distance, where the additional 103 Deluxe rooms located and all new facilities will be opened. The Young and Active Travelers would not need to hassles to exit the hotel area to access the Deluxe Extension, as the pathway very conveniently connecting the lobby area into the new experience. The Deluxe Extensions will feature an Urban, Chic and Trendy facility without losing the essence of
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Balinese Tri Hita Karana (THK) itself. This expansion will bring THE 1O1 Brand as one of the leading brand in Indonesia and THE 1O1 LEGIAN Hotel as 3 stars premium hotel with the largest rooms and facilities in the area. This is a commitment from THE 1O1 brand to continue to make THE 1O1 as contemporary Smart Stylish Experience in main concept of destination, design, hospitality, easy booking and smart living. Where the urban indulgence starts from here to fulfill your smart stylish lifestyle. Smart Stylish Booking – Be ready for the Early Bird Special Sales of the Deluxe Experience at The 1O1 Extension which will be soon launched at the official website : www.the101bali.com By November 2012, for travelling during The opening of Deluxe Experience. Special discount up to 50% will be offered for The 1O1 Guests during this Early Bird Urban Promotion.

THE 1O1 LEGIAN Jl. Raya Legian no 117, Badung-Bali E: sales@the101bali.com W: www.the101bali.com

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TROPICAL LUSH
If you’re tired of big city hustle and bustle, you can always have a short (or longer, if you like) escape to Bali. If you would rather be enveloped by a lush tropical environment than surrounded by noisy beach bums, Ubud Green might be a suitable place for you.
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of Bali so there is no beach, but you can still see lush green rice
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fields here. It’s a perfect spot for people who are not big fans of crowded areas, for those wanting to honeymoon or simply to get away. Not many resorts offer an authentic Balinese holiday experience, but Ubud Green is one of the few. Ubud Green Resort Villas, strategically located in the heart of Ubud near the famous tourist sites such as Monkey Forest, is a modern interpretation of Balinese culture. First opened in June of 2011, their employees are

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mostly local residents who benefit from Ubud Green’s presence in their village. In return, Ubud Green gets their loyalty and jointly creates a sense of ownership for sustainable future success. That’s why they have amazing staff with warm and friendly smiles and gentle Balinese hospitality.

Eco-conscious Resort
It is a design that compensates for the impact it makes on the environment. The property is a fine example of ‘green architecture’, with indigenous vegetations planted on rooftops and vertical walls. Ubud Green makes the best possible effort to restore nature in the area where the property is built. Ubud Green is an eco-conscious resort, conserving water and energy, taking positive steps towards using chemical free and toxic free materials when building.
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The Villas
Ubud Green is a collection of 16 contemporary styled villas harmonized with the surrounding natural environment and the traditional culture of Bali. Each villa is a private sanctuary named with a Balinese nature element, and complimented with butler service. Ten spacious Ubud Green Villas offer rice paddy views, a plunge pool and sundeck, a spacious living and dining room, kitchenette, in-room wine cellar and modern appliances. Ubud Green offers all the comforts of home and more in a lush tropical environment. Even though this villa is perfect for honeymooners, surprisingly there’s only two villa units with one bedroom (Garden Villa – Surya Ubud Green is entirely built with green architecture, environmentally friendly innovations, a significant effort for energy efficiency, and personalized hospitality services. It is created with a minimal carbon footprint through the use of sustainable building materials and environmentally friendly innovations. The concept of living rooftops and vertical walls has a significant cooling effect on the villa interior and minimizes the use of air conditioning. Together with a solar hot water system, Ubud Green is an energy efficient retreat. Guests can choose to use the air conditioner or ceiling fan, and they have a unique system that automatically shuts down the air conditioner if the doors are opened for a bit longer.
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Villa), while the others have a spacious 2-floor duplex suite (Akasa), or two bedrooms (Apah, Bayu, Bumi Villa) that are probably more suitable for families. The one bedroom Garden Villa – Surya Villa has a spacious bedroom, lounge and private garden, with a large outdoor Jacuzzi and outside gazebo. I had the chance to experience the Bayu Villa. With its two bedrooms, it was surely too big for me. But I got the best scenery, a rice paddy view with the fresh hill breezes blowing. I took my time lazing on the sun deck and admiring the view in front of me, where a farmer was doing his job in the rice paddy, and ducks all lined up. The villa has a plunge pool but I wasn’t able to try it. At
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night I soaked in the private Jacuzzi and planned to take a swim in the morning but unfortunately it was raining.

Personalized Hospitality
Ubud Green offers a unique brand of personalized hospitality that begins as soon as an online reservation is made. Their E-Concierge will communicate directly with guests to fully prepare them for their arrival. This may involve stocking the villa with a preferred wine or ordering fresh flowers to surprise a loved one. Along with exceptional in-house service, Ubud Green also provides guests with a mobile phone for outside excursions and shopping trips. A quick call will ensure a time effective pick-up at a designated location by an Ubud Green driver.

Dine In
You can have your dinner delivered to your villa, but make sure not to miss the view from the Firefly Café. Firefly Café, with its cone shaped rooftop and open-air terrace, is a stylish dining venue positioned at the highest point of the Ubud Green Resort Villas. This restaurant offers sweeping views over the entire property and takes in the natural splendor of the adjacent rice fields. If the weather permits, Mount Agung can be seen in the distance in all its beauty.

Spa
Nehan Spa has drawn on Bali’s time honored wellness rituals to create a detailed menu of holistic body treatments. Their spa treatments replenish depleted energy levels, counteract the effects of modern living, and address certain health concerns. There’s only one treatment room in Nehan Spa, but you can call the therapist to your villa too. What’s exciting is that when you stay at Ubud Green, you’ll automatically get a 15-minute free welcome massage. Text by Devishanty Ubud Green Resort Villas Jalan Sriwedari No. 8 Ubud, Gianyar (0361) 900-0555 www.ubudgreen.com

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PONDERINGPOINT

There’s something hypnotic about watching the locals at work in Bali – that slow languid movement, the mellow stare into nowhere, the lack of urgency, the ability to stay unruffled. This has always been part of the charm, life in the slower lane.

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Then tourists come and hotels get built. This is only ever seen as a good thing for the local economy and the local governments are usually a strong driving force – more tourists, more jobs, more of everything.

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t’s at the very core of what we all fell in love with in the first place, and why we keep coming back for more – that slow-paced way of doing things seeps in by way of osmosis and, before you know it, you also move with less haste and do little. You just can’t rush about when everyone else is in slow-mo.

isle goes through – first the hippies and the surfers discover it and make it their own, with not too many comforts but everything they could ever want. Then the backpackers pick up on the scent and hit the trail, retracing steps and following the trodden paths. By now guest houses and small restaurants have been set up, and whilst a few luxuries will spring up here and there, there will still be a peaceful co-existence with the local people and their customs – indeed this collusion is what creates the synergy.

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After a while, if that place has that ‘magic’, and Bali certainly has, the tide of tourism becomes irreversible as more hotels are erected, some of the tourists morph into rich residents, and the standard of, well, everything goes up. Five-star accommodation, fine dining, boutiques, cocktail bars, all the luxuries you could wish for and all the fineries that money can buy. And it all sits alongside the same old locals who still have the same old ways. Will there be a clash? Inevitably, more money raises expectations. When someone spends big dollars on a meal, they don’t want to be kept waiting for the food. When people order expensive cocktails they want them served perfectly. When they’re in luxurious surroundings they expect immaculate service and exceptional customer care. How will all this affect the happy-go-lucky Balinese and their sunny disposition? Their laid back approach to life, which is something to be treasured, could be under threat with the prevalent critique of the wealthy holiday-maker. I’ve seen a lot of tourists ‘tutting’ at bars and restaurants recently, people indignantly huffing and raising their eyebrows, ‘politely’ indicating that they’ve been waiting for far too long. We’ve all been there – staff gliding past you seemingly oblivious to your need for another beer, or leaning on the far end of the bar while you frantically wave your arms about trying to get their attention. It can be annoying, but it’s not life threatening, and it’s only actually mildly irritating until we decide to make an issue of it. Waiting a few extra moments won’t kill you, won’t lead to starvation, and it won’t sober you up. And let’s face it, once they’re dealing with you, they’re effusively polite and super friendly. And why should we accept it? The answer is simple – everything is everything. It’s all related and it’s all part of the same entity. It’s just the other side of the same coin. The same characteristic that shaped this island, welcomed us in and charmed us. And here’s the point. If they weren’t like this, Bali wouldn’t be Bali. The more we tut and complain, the more likely we are to ruin what is quintessentially the Balinese spirit, and a huge part of their culture. Then this island would end up as just another resort. And none of us want that. Text by Daniel Leemon

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FASHIONFOLIO

Left Lace Bodysuit ESPEN SALBERG Sequined Corset ANAIS & JOYCE Sarong Bustled Skirt DWI ISKANDAR Earrings & Bangles WHY NOT Shoes ROGUE Right Dress & Shoes ALI CHARISMA Sheer Legging ANAIS & JOYCE Necklace WHY NOT Gloves ESPEN SALBERG
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WONDERLAND
To turn heads this festive season, get creative with bright colors, surprising textures, and bold statement pieces with glittery accents for a look that is at once tropical and glamorous. Throwing a gorgeous bikini top into the mix will result in a get-up that is sexy and unexpected, taking you from Bali’s sunny beaches all the way to those sizzling last hours before midnight. It’s time to celebrate, sparkle, and shine!

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Photographer FABIO LORENZO Fashion Director DIAZ Hair & Make-up EMMANUEL KRISTYONO Model NAIDA (Balistarz) Location THE BULGARI RESORT, BALI
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Yellow Jersey Top ALI CHARISMA Sequined Bodysuit LILY JEAN Earring (as head accessory) & Bangles ESPEN SALBERG Scarf WHY NOT Shoes ROGUE

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Pink Feathered Jacket ESPEN SALBERG Sequined Bodysuit LILY JEAN Necklace (as head accessory) WHY NOT
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Dress & Bangles ESPEN SALBERG Earrings & Scarf WHY NOT
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Gold Sequined Top ALI CHARISMA Floral Bikini NICONICO INTIMO Necklace & Scarf WHY NOT Skirt & Shoes ESPEN SALBERG
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Pink Bikini Top NICONICO INTIMO Bangles & Scarf (as belt) WHY NOT Skirt ESPEN SALBERG

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Bra MODEL’S OWN Vest ANAIS & JOYCE Skirt, Earrings & Gloves ESPEN SALBERG Bangle WHY NOT

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Around the Archipelago

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Bali is a perfect place to start your adventure in this archipelago that is famous for being rich in tradition and culture. The show “Devdan – Treasure of the Archipelago” can be a sneak peek for you before starting your travels in Indonesia and inspiration for you to decide your next destination.

words “deva” (God) and “dana” (gift), the show’s title “Devdan” means “a gift from the Gods”, which reflects how the cultural
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Devdan – Treasure of the Archipelago” is a spectacular stage show at the Bali Nusa Dua Theatre. It’s a must-see show when you’re visiting Bali. Taken from the ancient Sanskrit

udeng, a traditional Balinese headband, and so the magical journey across the vast archipelago of Indonesia begins. With hi-tech special effects, a huge backdrop of Candi Bentaran adorns the stage. The serene sights and sounds of a traditional Balinese village set the scene, as the children find themselves amongst Balinese villagers. The performers celebrate with a rice harvest dance and the kite-flying season. A dramatic ending occurs as a rumbling volcano engulfs the village. The children arrive back at the treasure chest and this time a silken piece of fabric swallows them as they disappear beneath its power and reappear in a small traditional village in Sumatra. One of the things Sumatra is known for is the beautiful material its produces in endless colors and

patterns, known as songket. The village weavers create the beautiful songket fabric with their magical looms. The stage is set like a bustling street market where vendors sell vegetables, fruit, pottery and local wares. Within the market, performers play with fiery whips, juggle, and dance for rain. I was certainly amazed by the torrential rain that poured down inside of the theatre. Also thrilling was the Saman Dance performance and aerial acrobatic performance high above the stage using only silk material. Next, a magical keris (Javanese traditional ceremonial knife used by warriors long ago) takes the children to a township on the island of Java, where warriors reign supreme. A fight breaks out and a warrior falls, but the good spirits
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richness in Indonesia is a gift from God. The story begins in Bali where two young children get separated from a group of tourists and find themselves lost in the jungle. Later they find a hidden treasure chest full of ancient artifacts. Each artifact represents a large island in Indonesia, and when the children hold each artifact it magically transports the children to the island it represents. First they find an

grant him a second chance. A princess with her band of chambermaids befriends the cowering children. At the princess’ request the chambermaids perform their dance of the flowers. The children are entertained with a traditional puppet show, where the puppets come alive. The specially designed multipurpose stage features many surprises for the audience. Aside from the hydraulics, rotating stage and water pool, the stage also supports the performers who do remarkable aerial acrobatics. In the Borneo scene, I was mesmerized by a pair of dancers skillfully gliding through the air. It was a beautiful and spectacular aerial act. The last island the children visit is Papua. The tribes of Papua are people bound by the “good earth” and the bounty of nature. They are extremely talented
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hunters and wood carvers. From under the majestic limbs of the banyan tree, across the still waters of the grand lake floating on a simple raft, the villagers land upon the shore. There is a celebration at hand, the preparation for an upcoming annual festival. They paint their faces in the ancient way, adorn themselves in tribal dress, and prepare for the festival of manhood. All the while the children witness the full spectacle of dance and traditional lore. As the children journey to the islands of Bali, Java, Sumatra, Borneo and Papua, the audience comes along to explore the genuine heritage and beauty of Indonesia with the show’s songs and dances, accented by dramatic and thrilling action and music, dance and aerial acrobatics. Surprisingly, only 63 actors and actresses perform in this colossal show. I can’t

imagine how they went back and forth from the stage to backstage to change their dazzling costumes for each scene. “Devdan – Treasure of the Archipelago” is held 4 days a week at the Bali Nusa Dua Theatre: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. The Bali Nusa Dua Theatre is located in the heart of Nusa Dua’s most prestigious entertainment area, a 20-minute drive from the Ngurah Rai Now I can brag to my friends that I have already been around the archipelago. And in only 90 minutes! Text by Devishanty Bali Nusa Dua Theatre Bali Tourism Development Complex (BTDC), Nusa Dua, (0361) 770-197 www.balinusaduatheatre.com
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I ‘Star’ Bali
LOVE THE ISLAND, LOVE THE STAR. In Indonesia, the warmest welcome is a cold, cold Bintang. Or so people say. Whether it’s true or not (we’d like to think it is), Bir Bintang is the household name for the best brew in Indonesia. For more than 80 years, it is Indonesia’s

favorite beer and the undisputed chosen ingredient for good times. Now, being the perfect companion under the sun whilst lounging on the beach watching the sunset, it’s only natural for Bir Bintang and Bali to have a relationship. One very special relationship. When you are in Bali, enjoying the sea, the beaches, the sunrises and the sunsets, the culture or the night life, it is yet to feel complete without a bottle of Bintang in your hand. Bali and Bintang complement each other and this is one fact that we have plenty of proof to back it with. It is also the reason for the worldwide fame of Bintang, with Bali being one of Indonesia’s chief tourist destinations. Travelers from around the world bring back their new found love of Bintang home. This relationship ultimately sparked the idea for the “I * Bali” campaign. This campaign is Bintang’s acknowledgment of the importance of Bali, for Bintang and for Indonesia. A campaign that aims to promote Bali as one of the most wonderful places to enjoy in Indonesia and one of the amazing things that Indonesia has, including our most favorite beer: Bintang. FRIENDSHIP, TOGETHERNESS AND BALI There are no strangers in Bali. When you step out of the airport gate, you are among friends. Everywhere you go, you can find friendly smiles along with a bottle of Bintang. Because you see, Bintang

is all about friendship and togetherness. Therefore, “I * Bali” is also about friendship and togetherness. “I * Bali” speaks about friendship beyond borders and boundaries. It speaks of happiness, love, brotherhood, and enjoyment of Bintang that breaks the shackles of race, nationality, language and culture. So whoever you are, wherever you are from, here in Bali you are always welcome to come and sit with everyone and share a toast or two of Bir Bintang. BRING HOME THE STAR The message is clear, but how will we send it across? Well, since Bir Bintang is all over Bali, so is the campaign. Point to any place on the map of Bali, chances are you will see the mark of the campaign. Billboards, posters, banners, the usual medias. Postcards, singlets, stickers and many more if you care to own parts of the campaign. But our best media ever sits right there in front of you, cold and comforting, in a pint, in a can, in a bottle, in your hand. The amazing taste of Bintang is the taste of “I * Bali”, and that my friend, is something that stays with you for the rest of your life. Cheers!

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Natural Beauty
of Yogyakarta
Upon landing in Yogyakarta you’re instantly inundated with the many trips and tours you can take part in, all organized and formalized, safe and secure. But rest assured, you do have a choice. If you want to see this wonderful country in all its splendor, you must go it alone. Fortune favors the brave, and all you need is a motorbike.

by undulating rice fields, lush green and effervescent, set in rectangle blocks like a patchwork quilt and backed by thick rows of palm trees, a symbol of nature that is the hallmark of Asia. Another few turns and you’ll go through unkempt jungle enveloping charming roadside villages, with smiley children waving hellos or looking at you openmouthed in fascination, and cute and colorful little bungalows of green, yellow or blue. Get back on the main road and you’ll pass over a steel bridge where you should softly apply the brakes and gaze on either side of you at another arresting sight – the beautiful rolling river, fragmented by rocks, and the contours of the bedrock, with lush fertile flat wetlands running alongside of it. If you turn towards the famous Cerme caves, the road winds its way past more wondrous green and ever-changing landscape, with thick vegetation and

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ravel south out of the city and head towards the various beaches lying in wait. Turn off the main road and you’ll be surrounded

overhanging trees that offer cooling shade, whilst sudden breaks in the foliage reveal an ocean of multi-layered green countryside cascading down towards the horizon. The road gets steeper as you wind your way up the mountain, through humble roadside settlements where people lounge around and throw you a wave as you ride by, before turning off toward the famous Cerme caves. The road becomes a track, then a broken up mess of dirt and rocks as you climb on up, with more turns and steeper trails, through more forlorn settlements and simple wooden shacks and then finally, you arrive at the top of the world. A rock mountain face rises up on one side, daunting and commanding, with a view to make you gasp on the other. Magnificent and entrancing, peaceful and still, and also a little humbling. You can then enter the caves and proceed into the darkness, aided and abetted by a genial guide and his trusted torch. Take a little breather then get back on the main road, which will carry you on down towards the famous Parangtritis

Beach, the playground of Yogyakartans. Once you get past the initial gathering of stalls and parking space traders you’ll be greeted by another striking sight – the dark blue Indian Ocean and its furious swell, with angry white foam and waves crashing down uninterrupted as far the eye can see. The sand on the beach is grey, but brought to life by colorful horse-and-carts, kites that flutter in the skies above, and dune buggies zooming playfully around. Along the humble promenade you have a whole community of warungs, restaurants, bamboo benches, and roadside stalls selling all the local foodstuffs, barbequed meats, fruits, and best of all, fresh fish, which is grilled right in front of you and tastes delicious in the salty air. The beach is not classically beautiful – no white sand paradise – but is given character by the sand dunes that rise up defiantly here and there. Head west and leave the madding crowd behind as the crowds thin out and the dunes get bigger, swollen by the raging wind swirling all around you and whistling past your ears with a deafening sound. Cruise along the seaside road that
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Eventually you get to Samas Beach, and the contrast couldn’t be greater – stark and bleak, almost sinister, with dark volcanic sand and even bigger waves than before, and the wind is even more powerful. Stop and look around – it’s desolate, melancholic, and in its own unique way, stunning.
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winds through what are now colossal sand hills, imposing and vast in numbers, with ramshackle huts and patches of farmed land here and there, sparse vegetation cropping up in little clusters, and solitary outposts which seem empty and deserted but show signs of life if you look close enough. Ride back a couple of kilometers, then head west again as you go through spectacular fields with different shades of glistening green, diverse vegetation with trees and plants and paddy fields, and ant-like workers bent over and tending to the rice. Eventually you get to Samas Beach, and the contrast couldn’t be greater – stark and bleak, almost sinister, with dark volcanic sand and even bigger waves than before, and the wind is even more powerful. Stop and look around – it’s desolate, melancholic, and in its own unique way, stunning. Alternatively, you can head east out of Yogya towards Wonosari through the mountains. The road snakes its way through some untouched jungle and duller green vegetation as you get further away from the sea, then thick patches of trees and unexpected openings reveal spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding area. The road winds through small and quiet mountainside villages, dense forest, deep crevices and canyons with red rock, fields of tall grass, and meandering rivers. You arrive at the sprawled-out town that is Wonosari, busy but gentle, so stop for a coffee and a recharge then turn right, heading south to the Indian Ocean. The road meanders through more rock
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and forest, slowly inching its way down the mountain, as you see palm trees re-appear once more and the green gets brighter. Then almost without warning you land on Baron Beach. You’ll see a cove surrounded by steep hills completely covered by thick green shrubbery, a beach of light-brown sand that stretches for a hundred meters to the waterfront, a fleet of traditional fishing boats moored up on the shore beyond the tide-line, full of color and lined up like an armada waiting to go into battle, and then beyond, you have the sea. A different color than Parangtritis, not as dark but blue with a green hue, calmer, yet still the waves roll incessantly in. Walk around the corner and you find a river that comes gushing out of every pore of the mountainside through the gaps in the rock-face, forming a pool of
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fresh water, an exquisite turquoise gently swirling as it meets the sea creeping in along one edge of the beach. If you walk up the path roughly cut into one side of the cove to the edge of the cliff, you’ll have a breathtaking bird’seye panoramic view of the whole scene. It’s only then that you notice the beach is actually split into two, one side being mostly inaccessible due to a small stretch of water, but an actual mirror image of the populated side, just devoid of people, like a ‘before and after’ snapshot. Look east and you’ll see the whole coastline stretching for miles. Continue on your journey and the next beach you’ll come to is Kukup, and this one’s different still. Small, another cove but with lighter brown sand, the main mass of water kept at bay by a wide bedrock of

shallow water where the rocks are covered in moss, teeming with tiny crabs scuttling about and small fish darting to and fro. The sides of the cove are covered by squat palm trees, their pointed leaves jutting out at all angles giving the hillside a spiky hairstyle look. These places are not manicured or tailor-made for tourists – you don’t get hordes of snap-happy westerners and because of that you feel like you’re in on a little secret. There are more than twenty beaches spread out along this coastline, not glamorous or postcard picture-perfect but unique nonetheless, each one with its own feel and distinct flavor. It is all just waiting to be explored. This is Indonesia, go out there and discover it. Text by Daniel Leemon Photos by Stanislaus Yoga

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New Year’s Eve

A time for celebration and joy is ahead, and Jakarta is gearing up for a variety of celebrations including fireworks and entertainment throughout the city.

during this buzzing time of year, many of you are probably looking for a fabulous way to mark the year-end. Check out what Jakarta has to offer – from exquisite dinners to fun attractions – to kick off your New Year’s Eve.

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t seems like just yesterday we were celebrating the approach of 2012, but in the next couple weeks we will soon be welcoming 2013. Though some might choose to stay in

Indah (TMII), or Ancol Dreamland, then find a cozy spot to watch the light or fireworks show. Jakarta’s fireworks might not be as big as some other cities in the world, but it is certainly enough to keep crowds entertained. Ancol Dreamland is another center of activity. The fireworks at Ancol will be set off at Carnival Beach, Festival Beach, and Putri Duyung. You should be able to find all kinds of entertainment, from concerts to all night long puppet shows to betawi lenong (drama performance). Meanwhile, TMII also usually offers a merry celebration from evening to early morning, featuring fireworks, a band, traditional performances and games. The roads in Jakarta will be even more chaotic than usual on New Year’s Eve, but it will not stop Jakartans from going out and celebrating. Make sure to go early so you can reach the center of the celebrations. For safety reasons, be careful of pickpockets when bringing your phone, wallet or bag in crowded areas.

Venues with a View
A restaurant or bar can also be a nice place to spend New Year’s Eve. Skye Bar & Restaurant is probably one of the most recommended restaurants in Jakarta for New Year’s Eve dinner. Located at Menara BCA building on the 56th floor, guests can enjoy Jakarta’s spectacular night view and the fireworks display with the comforts of indoor fine dining. If you want an outdoor setting where you can enjoy a view of the city lights, head to Shy Rooftop, Shelter Sky, or The Edge in the Kemang area. These are great rooftop restaurants and bars. You can also try Fable and Lucy in the Sky at Fairgrounds Sudirman. These venues often have extra programs to entertain guests on New Year’s Eve, from live bands to DJs.

Lights and Crowds
For those who are looking for a countdown craze, Jakarta has some spots where many people gather as the clock counts down. These spots are suitable only if you are interested in being surrounded by big crowds. There is usually no entry fee and the countdown is often broadcast on radio and television. Just come to the city’s landmarks like Thamrin Street around the Hotel Indonesia Traffic Circle, Monas Statue, Taman Mini Indonesia

Clubbing Experience
Hanging out and partying with a fun crowd in a club is another option. Be sure to wear your most fabulous outfit and bring out the bling! Starting at 10 p.m., dance until
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He will perform his hit songs right after he does the countdown with hotel guests. Meanwhile, Aston Marina at Ancol presents a New Year’s event titled “Aquaphoria”. Three top singers will be reunited onstage: Vina Panduwinata, Kris Kristofferson, and Dira Sugandi. This party will be quite special because there will be a record breaking MURI with Russel Miracle, who will perform a magic show in a giant aquarium containing sea water for 20 hours and 31 minutes. Then there is the New Year’s Eve dinner at Hotel Borobudur featuring live entertainment in the lounge and grand fireworks in the garden. Here you can choose where you want to have your special dinner, from an unforgettable set Italian menu (ala carte) at Bruschetta with Chef Marco, or a festive dinner with the legendary oxtail soup at the Bogor

Sometimes the best plan is just to stay in a hotel rather than being stuck in traffic for hours.Take the hassle out of planning your New Year’s Eve by checking into a hotel, where a variety of parties welcoming the New Year will be held.
you drop at famous clubs like Blowfish, Dragonfly, Immigrant, X2, Bibliotheque or Domain. These venues usually bring in international DJs and popular visual artists to entertain on this special night, so party people won’t want to miss this. for families, however New Year’s is a peak season where hotel occupancy rate is between 91 and 95 percent, so try to book early to secure the best package. Most major hotels offer their own New Year’s Eve programs – this usually includes dinner and entertainment until the countdown. The Mulia Senayan Hotel will mark New Year’s Eve with a variety of entertainment from 6:30 p.m. including stilt walkers, dance performances, and musical events with local musicians, all while guests enjoy a special dinner buffet. The Mulia Senayan Hotel will close 2012 with an exclusive party featuring singer and songwriter Rick Price from Australia.

Café for Rp. 450,000++ per adult and Rp. 250,000++ per child, or select your appetizer and dessert from the extensive buffet at Pendopo Lounge for Rp. 308,000++ per adult and Rp. 200,000++ per child, or have the New Year’s Set Menu at Teratai Restaurant for the price of Rp. 398,000 ++ per person. Meanwhile, the festive season room promotion starts from Rp. 1,388,000++ per night. At The Sultan Hotel Jakarta, feast your eyes on the attractions of stilt walkers and jugglers, a street magician, dancers, a live band, and the release of 1001 balloons at a party called “Carnival of Colors”. If you want to stay, there’s a special package at the Grand Deluxe Room for Rp. 2,299,000++ where you can also enjoy New Year’s Eve dinner at the Lagoon Cafe as well as breakfast for two the next day. At Hotel Indonesia Kempinski, don’t disco music mixed by the “Disco Fever” band and a well-known DJ. Brauhaus will be serving a special menu buffet at Rp. 888,000 nett per adult and Rp. 688,000 nett per child. Also, Chef Gianfranco
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Hotel New Year’s Specials
So many places in Jakarta offer exciting events, but sometimes the best plan is just to stay in a hotel rather than being stuck in traffic for hours. Take the hassle out of planning your New Year’s Eve by checking into a hotel, where a variety of parties welcoming the New Year will be held. Many hotels offer special discounts
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Beltrame and his team of culinary experts will joyfully prepare the finest Italian dinner ever at Casa D’Oro called Capodanno Cena (New Year’s Eve Dinner) at the price of Rp. 999,000++ for set menu. The Gran Mahakam Hotel is also offering a sumptuous gala dinner menu at La Gran Café for their guests. Be amazed by their delicious menu, and for more New Year’s Eve excitement there will be live cooking by the chef. Enjoy Foie Grass Noodle, Sirloin Wagyu, Angus Beef, and also Short Rib, all at the price Rp. 758,000++ per adult and Rp. 558,000++ per child. New Year’s festivities will continue the following morning with New Year’s Brunch at La Gran Café or Aoki Japanese Restaurant with a wide buffet selection at a special price. Heading down to The Park Lane in

South Jakarta, take your loved ones to enjoy the hotel’s gourmet set menu dinner at Café One. As Hana the fortuneteller predicts what’s in the stars for you next year, a magician will keep you entertained while you enjoy a sumptuous buffet for the price of Rp. 299,000++. At Riva, a complimentary glass of Sparkling Royal and their French Chef de Cuisine’s star studded 5-course Signature tasting menu are ready for you to savor at the price of Rp. 825,000++. There’s also a special offer to stay two nights for only Rp. 1,525,000++, including breakfast for two persons. If you want to spend an enchanted moment at a centrally located hotel, the Pullman Jakarta (previously known as Nikko Hotel) that offers a view of Thamrin Street just might be the right choice for you. Stay two nights and enjoy a free

buffet breakfast for two and admission to the hotel’s New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner for two plus a free glass of wine, all for the price of Rp. 2,405,480 per night.

Have A Happy New Year!
Some people celebrate the New Year with a stay at a hotel, villa, or a particular inn with family. Some people get dressed up and dance the night away at a party. Some people just stay at home, maybe doing contemplative prayer and planning to make a New Year’s resolution. Wherever you may be in the world, let’s enter the New Year with the hope that it will be better than the previous year, and look forward to even more exciting times ahead. Have a dazzling New Year’s celebration, and let’s welcome 2013 with excitement! Text by Dewi Irma

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ASTON BOJONEGORO
Aston International continues its rapid expansion throughout Java with the groundbreaking of the Aston Bojonegoro City Hotel. Bojonegoro is located in the inland part of the North Java plain about 110 km west of Surabaya. The mid-sized hotel will be an international standard 3-star plus hotel and will feature 134 rooms and suites, a grand ballroom for up to 600 persons and auxiliary meeting rooms, recreational facilities such as an outdoor swimming pool and day spa, and several food and beverage outlets including an all-day dining café and Bojonegoro’s first and only upscale hotel bar & lounge. www.aston-international.com

COOKING COUPLES
Century Park Hotel held its first-ever “Couples Cooking Competition” at the hotel’s Terrace Café on November 3, 2012. Nine young couples from Jakarta took part in the culinary competition where their creativity, cooking skills, and teamwork were tested. The head judge of the event was Chef Patrick Farjas, the one and only French Master Chef in Indonesia, who has been with Century Park Hotel since September of this year. The winning couple will enjoy a honeymoon trip to Bali presented by The Atanaya Hotel, a free subscription to Belladonna magazine, as well as products from Tupperware. Century Park Hotel, Jalan Pintu Satu Senayan, Jakarta (021) 571-2041, www.atletcentury.com

ANCOL WEEKEND BREAK
Media Hotel & Towers recently announced its partnership with PT. Taman Impian Jaya Ancol by promoting a special weekend package named “Ancol Weekend Break”. The package includes two-night stay on weekends with free entrance to the Ancol Theme Park and Dunia Fantasi (Dufan) plus a breakfast buffet or dim sum buffet for two adults and one child. Guests can also enjoy the one-way shuttle to Ancol Theme Park, drop-off service to Mangga Dua square, a 25% discount at the hotel’s restaurants and lounges, and free access to The Acropolis Spa & Fitness. This promotion is offered at Rp. 1,749,000 net per room and is valid through December 16, 2012. Media Hotel & Towers Jalan Gunung Sahari Raya no. 3, Jakarta (021) 626-3001 www.themediahotel.com
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SUNDAYS IN PURWOKERTO
Hotel Horison Purwokerto in Central Java is offering a special package named “Happy Sunday” where guests can enjoy a 45% discount on Superior, Deluxe, and Horison Club rooms. Other perks include breakfast for up to two people, free access to the swimming pool, free massage for the first hour, and from 7 to 10 a.m. children can take part in the fun games and activities held at Tiger’s Kids Club. Hotel Horison Purwokerto is conveniently located 10 minutes away from the city’s government and commercial area. Hotel Horison Purwokerto, Jalan Dr. Angka no. 17, Purwokerto (0281) 634-321, www.horisonpurwokerto.com

HENNESSY ARTISTRY
Hennessey Artistry hit Jakarta with a spectacular mix of music and culture on October 19, 2012. “The Global Art of Mixing” was held at the chic restaurant Ocha & Bella and hosted by the beautiful Marissa Nasution. DJ Yasmin kicked off the event alongside the multi-talented rising star of Indonesia, Vicky Shu. Partygoers experienced five revered musical talents while the versatility of Hennessy V.S.O.P mixed in the form of its signature long drinks provided the spirit to complete the ultimate clubbing experience. Hennessy Artistry “The Global Art of Mixing” takes place in some of the largest cities around the world. www.hennessey.com
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The Festival Sinema Prancis 2012, or the French Film Festival 2012, will be held from 11 - 12 December at Cineplex 21 in Beachwalk Bali, following its premiere in Jakarta from 8 - 10 December. In January of 2013 the festival will continue on to the cities of Balikpapan, Bandung, Lampung, Makassar, Malang, Medan, Semarang, Solo, Surabaya, and Yogyakarta. When the festival started in 1996 it was the first foreign film festival of its kind in Indonesia. The festival continues to undergo dynamic transformation, adapting to developments in both the French and Indonesian film industries. This year the festival’s vision is to establish an ongoing program. It kicked off the year with various programs in Indonesia and now culminates with the film festival to bring a colorful cinematic experience to the country. The Festival Sinema Prancis is joining forces with the “Rendez-Vous with French Cinema” in Singapore and Cineplex 21 to offer a selection of films that have never been shown in Indonesia before, covering all different genres such as action, thriller, romantic comedy, and drama. The festival will be graced by appearances from several French actors and directors including Oliver Assayas, a very important figure in the French Film world who will come specifically to Jakarta to give a master class at Cineplex 21 Plaza Indonesia on December 8, 2012. Also taking place for the first time at the Festival Sinema Prancis is a short film competition to find emerging Indonesian directors and give them a chance to present their work to a larger audience. The best director will receive a trip to France to participate in a short film festival; a wonderful chance to broaden their experiences and provide networking opportunities. www.institutfrancais-indonesia.com

RAINBOW GALA
The Bali Rainbow Community has just held a Gala Charity Event at The Royal Beach Resort Seminyak on December 1st. The event, which coincided with World AIDS Day 2012, was themed Listen (to the information) Learn (about your status) Live (healthy). As the virus continues to rampage through the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community and the general community in Bali, immediate and urgent assistance is needed to educate people on the importance of safe sex, getting tested, knowing your HIV status, and if positive, learning how to live a long and healthy life. This event helps raise funds to support HIV/ AIDS patients with much needed support and education. Tickets were Rp. 175.000 per person and included a standup cocktail reception, beer, wine, and soft drinks. Aside from door prizes, raffles, and auctions, guests enjoyed the “DIVA LA VIDA” show featuring Bali’s leading drag performers from Bali’s best gay bars. All profits from the evening were donated to the cause. At the same charity event in 2010, the association was able to raise over 126 million Rupiah for Yayasan Gaya Dewata.
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FEAST&FESTIVITIES
BANYAN TREE UNGASAN DOUBLE THE OPTIONS
Two fabulous restaurants equal two fabulous options to celebrate at Banyan Tree Ungasan. Christmas – Bambu Restaurant presents a grand buffet spread with all the traditional trimmings and seasonal delicacies for Rp. 650,000++ per person. Dinner includes a Christmas choir and visit from Santa. At JuMa-Na Restaurant, indulge in lavish gastronomic creations, the finest of festive fare. Choose the three course set menu for Rp. 750,000++ per person or five course menu for Rp. 950,000++. New Year’s Eve – Bambu Restaurant will hold an Indonesian themed night featuring traditional dancers and music and an extensive “Around the World” buffet for Rp. 1,950,000++ per person. Ju-Ma-Na’s theme will be “Shine in Silver, Black and White” to match its stylish interior. Enjoy a tasteful seven-course menu with a breathtaking cliff top view, live music, and guest DJ for Rp. 2,250,000++ per person. Banyan Tree is also offering a Kid’s New Year Disco so that children can have as much fun celebrating 2013 as their parents will. www.banyantree.com

THE BALI HYATT CAROLS & CLASSICS
If your ears are craving carols on Christmas and oldies on New Year’s Eve, the Bali Hyatt is the place for you to be. Christmas – Start off your Christmas festivities with an afternoon of carols, eggnog, and cookies in the lobby of the Bali Hyatt. Continue with a traditional Christmas Eve dinner buffet at Wantilan Café for US$ 55++ per adult and US$ 27++ per child (6 - 12 years old). New Year’s Eve – The night begins with cocktails and canapés at Wantilan Café before moving into the lobby for the main event. Recycle Band will bring classic hits from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s throughout the evening while guests dine on sumptuous international buffet. Door prizes consist of vouchers for complimentary stays to Hyatt hotels around the world. Cost is US$ 175++ per adult and US$ 87++ per child. www.bali.resort.hyatt.com

SAKALA BALI 9 COURSE MEAL
For New Year’s Eve, SAKALA Bali Restaurant with its fine-dining persona is presenting a 9-course Epicurean creation, served under the stars on the SAKALA Sky Deck. Caviar, foie gras, Mayura wagyu beef, lobster and truffle all have a place of choice on this impressive menu created by Chef Boulay. The New Year’s menu is available for Rp. 1,750,000++ per person or Rp. 3,000,000++ with wine pairing. There will also be a lantern ceremony and fireworks to kick off 2013 with a bang. www.sakalabali.com

THE 101 LEGIAN HAWAIIAN NIGHT PARTY
The 101 Legian will count down to the New Year with a funfilled Hawaiian Night Party. Come to ROOFTOP Dine & Music Lounge dressed in your favorite Hawaiian prints, short shorts and flip-flops. Enjoy the live band, DJs, an exotic variety of cocktails and shooters, and fun prizes. There will also be complimentary free flow cocktails by Midori from 11 p.m. until midnight. Tickets are Rp. 250,000 nett/person, or include a buffet dinner for Rp. 1,000,000 nett/person. Purchase your tickets at www.the101bali.com.

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THE MULIA BALI ADAM LAMBERT
The Mulia Bali is hosting an exclusive New Year’s Eve party featuring global superstar Adam Lambert. Adam will perform in the Mulia’s brand new Grand Ballroom; the first ever performance in Indonesia for the incredibly popular American Idol alum and Grammy award nominee. Guests can also dance the last hours of the year away at ZJ’s Bar and indulge in dishes from all corners of the globe prepared by The Mulia’s high profile chefs. This dazzling party will no doubt be the place to see and be seen for the fashionable crowd of Bali. Make your reservation at reservation@themulia.com or call (0361) 301-7777.

THE BVLGARI RESORT, BALI CLASSY & JAZZY
For a luxuriously festive celebration, head to The Bulgari Resort. Christmas – Award-winning Executive Chef Andrew Skinner will present guests at Sangkar Restaurant with a five-course menu for Rp. 850,000++ per adult and Rp. 425,000++ per child (6 - 12 years old). Alternatively is Christmas Eve Dinner at Il Ristorante, where a six-course degustation menu will be presented by Italian Chef de Cuisine Maurizio Bombini for Rp. 1,300,000++ per adult and Rp. 650,000++ per child. New Year’s Eve – The celebration will start at sunset with an aperitivo at The Bar over the cliff and will continue with a 6-course gala dinner at Sangkar Restaurant. Dinner will be accompanied by live jazz entertainment and followed by a champagne toast and countdown overlooking the Indian Ocean. Cost is Rp. 3,100,000++ per adult and Rp. 1,550,000++ per child. Reservations are highly recommended, so please call (0316) 895-4644 or contact restaurant.reservations@bulgarihotels.com

POTATO HEAD BEACH CLUB M.I.A & INTERNATIONAL DJS
Potato Head Beach Club presents two amazing events to celebrate its 2nd anniversary and ring in the New Year. On December 29 the boundary busting, chart-topping artist M.I.A will bring her powerful mélange of punk, hip-hop, techno and bhangra bass to Bali. As for New Year’s Eve, Potato Head has prepared a lineup of international DJs bringing the heaviest party tunes from 2012 and beyond: Lady Flic (NZ), Dipha (ID), Yuki (JP), Stuart Mac (UK), Eric Entrena (SP), LBS (USA), and Malik (USA). Pre-sale price for both events is Rp. 800,000 or Rp. 1,000,000 at the door. Enjoy both events for a special price of Rp. 1,400,000. Tickets are available at the venue or online via tickets@ptthead.com.
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THE W RETREAT & SPA BALI HOLIDAY LOUDER
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The W Retreat & Spa Bali – Seminyak is ringing in the New Year with the theme “Holiday Louder”. Guests will be permitted free entry so that everyone can party away the last hours of 2012 with the DJs rocking WOOBAR and W Lounge. WOOBAR will bring tunes from local and international DJs and W Lounge will bring London Beats with DJ Klaus & Ameet from W Hotels & Burn Studios DJ Lab. Table reservations are required. www.whotels.com/baliseminyak

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.

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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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BALINALE FILM FESTIVAL
The sixth annual BALINALE International Film Festival saw filmmakers from around the globe descend on the island from 22 - 28 October. The festival opened with the world premiere of Salman Aristo’s ‘Jakarta Hati’ and closed with ‘Lovely Man’ by director Teddy Soeriaatmadja. Audience Choice Awards were presented during its Closing Night Party at W Retreat & Spa Bali. The festival’s foundation also presented its free annual children’s film program through the weekend. www.balinale.com

THE FOREST
HARRIS Hotel & Residences Sunset Road has proudly announced the launching of a new hotel facility called “The Forest”. Located in the northeast part of the hotel, The Forest is an 800 square meter area of lush outdoor gardens surrounded by shady trees. It holds up to 800 people and can be used for various outdoor activities such as dinner receptions, team building activities, or concerts. www.harrishotels.com

SUNSET ORANGE
The L Hotel Seminyak successfully held an event called Sunset Orange Halloween, where locals, expats, and tourists alike gathered at Luna Bar & Restaurant for rooftop Halloween fun. Guests were treated to delicious treats, Teppanyaki, and spooky sounds from DJ Poornima. www.thelhotels.com

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SCIENCE DAY WITH SANTIKA
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Santika Indonesia Hotels & Resorts in partnership with Goethe Institute Jakarta held a Science Day at Hotel Santika Siligita, Nusa Dua – Bali on November 3, 2012. The hotel invited a local elementary school, SD Negeri 5 from Benoa, to help clean Mengiat Beach and watch an educational film together. www.santika.com

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BVLGARI BOUTIQUE
The BVLGARI Bali boutique at the BVLGARI Resort, Bali in Uluwatu held the Head of Concierge Event in effort to raise awareness of the BVLGARI Bali store. The heads of concierges from prestigious hotels around Bali were invited to view and try the latest collections of jewelry and watches, followed by dinner at Sangkar Restaurant. It is hoped that more visitors to Bali will round off their luxurious stay with a visit to the BVLGARI Bali boutique. www.bulgarihotels.com

A PROMINENT GUEST
Ms. Rieke Diah Pitaloka, a widely known TV star and member of the Indonesian Parliament, was spotted recently at the Bali Masari Villas & Spa where she stayed for a couple nights. Pictured in the lobby from left to right: Mr. Ferry Sutedja, Director of the Resort Owning Company, Ms. Rieke Diah Pitaloka, Mr. Kadek Mustika, local businessman, and Mr. A.A. Gede Rai, General Manager of the Villa Resort. www.balimasarivillas.com

UNIFORMS FOR LAMPUNG
Aston Bali Beach Resort and Spa collected a total of 272 used uniforms for the victims of local rioting in central Lampung. This program was in support of Tri Hita Karana and part of Aston Bali’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program. The donation was handed over last November to BPD PHRI Bali (Indonesia Hotel & Restaurant Association, Bali Region) at Renon, Bali. www.astonbali.com

HAUNTED HALLOWEEN
The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali held an evening of spooky fun for youngsters on Halloween. The Westin Kids Club was transformed with carved pumpkins and ghoulish decorations, and stocked with costumes and face paints. The kids took part in trick-o-treating, a hunt for a hidden witch hat, piñata fun, and topped off the night watching a scary movie. www.westin.com/bali

TASTE OF KOREA
Banyan Tree Ungasan, Bali presented a special “Taste of Korea” promotion between 19 26 October at Bambu Restaurant, with visiting VIP Korean chef from Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul, Chef Myung Chul Ham. Chef Ham is recognized for his globalized approach to Korean cuisine and has served as personal chef for two previous Korean presidents. Under Chef Ham’s credit, Bambu has adopted a selection of signature dishes that will now feature permanently on the menu. www.banyantree.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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INFOINDEX
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: Sunset Road No. 89 Ruko Sunset Indah I Kav. 3 Tel: (0361) 821-6979, Fax: (0361) 7666-38 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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