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A WAY TO AWAKEN YOUR INNATE HEALING ENERGY

BLACKHOUSE
SEVEN UNIQUE THEMES AT THIS DINING HOT SPOT IN JAKARTA

GLAMOROUS VS. BOHO CHIC
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‘Om Swastiastu...’ Happy February! This issue is not meant to be a romantic issue, but it was hard to not have love on our minds with Valentine’s Day just around the corner. So while we’ve provided a plethora of options for you if you want to celebrate with your beloved, we also tried in a number of ways to present love in a broader sense this month. For example, our February FotoFolio features heartwarming photos captured around the island, some of which are moments caught between parents and their children. South African photographer Jayesh Madhoo finds the people and ceremonies of Bali absolutely inspiring, and his passion certainly shines through in his photos. We also made sure to include articles on the Chinese New Year, which takes place this month. We believe it is important to be educated about this holiday since it is celebrated by so many Indonesians around the archipelago. We hope that the added knowledge will breed tolerance and understanding and we hope people always keep an open mind and open heart towards people of all cultural traditions, religions, skin colors, and socio economic backgrounds. Not only do we need to remember to give our love to the people around us, but also to the environment that sustains us. This has been especially on our minds after the severe flooding that crippled the capital. We hope Bali doesn’t ever experience that degree of natural disaster, and we encourage everyone to make a conscious effort to refrain from careless actions that increase the likelihood of this happening. In this month’s Action & Attraction, learn to appreciate the earth by taking part in a nature walk in Ubud, where you can learn all about the natural remedies that grow in Balinese soil. And circling back to romantic love, don’t forget to check out the Kayumanis Resort, a quiet property where the ‘no small children allowed’ policy will guarantee peace and tranquility during your romantic getaway. Also take a look at the Four Seasons Resort at Sayan for their couples Ayurvedic spa options and read about two jewelry stores that we’ve hand selected to fulfill your gifting needs! Make February the month where you show love not only to your romantic partner but also to your environment, family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, and anyone who looks like they could use a friendly smile. ‘Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om…’ The Team

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1 Dwi Putri Ratnasari is a writer who dreams of publishing a book and filming a documentary about cultural festivals in Indonesia. 2 Steffi Purba is a contributor for a national business newspaper who loves traveling and photography. 3 Ari Mustikawati has been working in media for more than four years. She adores photography and refers to her beloved cameras as ‘Kate’ and ‘John’.

4 Bayu Rahanatha is a lecturer at Udayana University and a Marketing Communication specialist. He recently started his own business in tourism yet still finds time to continue his writing hobby. 5 Janelle Maree is an educator and a health and wellness coach who enjoys traveling the globe and indulging in all things healthy and green. www.janellemaree.com.au 6 Shinta Eka is a merry young journalist in Japanese media. She also freelances for a UK-based agency and Indonesian graphic design website.

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INVITE&INDULGE
TANTRIC BLISS
Awaken your ‘kundalini’ at the Four Seasons Resort in Sayan

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Elusive Beauty
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REST&RELAXATION
TRANQUIL FOR TWO

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Privacy and romantic moments guaranteed at these adult-only villas

CRAFT&CULTURE
GONG XI FA CAI!
Learn about Chinese New Year in Indonesia and all its festive crafts

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PONDERINGPOINT
ISLAND OF ROMANCE
Will Bali one day cease to be the ideal romantic destination?

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Hot deals and promotions of the month that shouldn’t be missed.

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GLAMOROUS VS. BOHO CHIC
Two fantastic jewelry spots to suit your February gifting needs

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This month’s select news updates from the island’s tourism industry and what’s new around the island.
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News updates from the tourism industry and what’s new beyond Bali.

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CHEZ GADO GADO
A charming beachside restaurant perfect for romantic sunset dinners

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Snapshots of events and happenings within the preceding month.

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

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Useful directory of companies and island-based businesses.

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Four levels and seven unique interior themes at this dining hot spot in South Jakarta

BALI HERBAL WALK

Learn all about the natural remedies found in Balinese soil

SOUL OF SURABAYA
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PRIMEPROMOTION

FEAST AT FEAST
Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort presents a delicious feast to welcome the Year of the Black Snake. At Feast, Sheraton’s multi-cuisine concept restaurant, celebrate the occasion with fresh seafood and regional specialties for Rp. 288,000++ per adult. Feast also offers the Prosperity Buffet Dinner featuring Chinese tea cocktails on arrival, traditional Chinese green tea throughout the buffet, Yee Sang Chinese salad, and Lo Hei, or Prosperity Toss, for each family. Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort, Jalan Pantai Kuta, Kuta (0361) 846-5555, www.sheraton.com/balikuta

APHRODISIAC MENU
SAKALA Bali has decided that love deserves more than one day this year, so all throughout February SAKALA invites romantics to share a truly decadent aphrodisiac 9 course menu created by none other than their very own Chef Frédéric Boulay. Included in the 9 courses is the mouthwatering Slow Roasted Rack of Lamb with creamy mushroom gnocchi and shaved black truffle, young vegetables and red wine sauce. The menu is priced at Rp. 2,000,000++ per couple, which includes complimentary SAKALA Bali Truffles to make the romance last all the way home. SAKALA Bali, Jalan Pratama No. 88, Tanjung Benoa (0361) 776-033, www.sakalabali.com

LUCKY COOKIE
Courtyard by Marriott Bali Nusa Dua is giving its guests that arrive between February 10 and February 18 chef-made fortune cookies that include entrance passes to the nearby Museum Pasifika, dinner at the prestigious Bvlgari, and reflexology and couples’ spa treatments. Full holiday prizes start terrace, and conclude with five nights in a one-bedroom suite with a beach club dinner, spa treatment for two, and free happy hour. Courtyard by Marriott Bali, BTDC Lot SW1, Nusa Dua (361) 300-3888, www.courtyardmarriottbali.com
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SHOWER ME WITH ROSES
AYANA Resort and Spa Bali is celebrating Valentine’s Day by offering guests a special spa package that is all about flowers. The Valentine’s Bouquet Spa Package includes a lovely flower petal foot wash, fruit and flower petal body scrub, lavender rose milk flower bath, aromatic petal massage, chocolate cake and wild cherry tea during the milk flower bath, and a spa gift. Take advantage of this treatment between February 14 and 16 in the privacy of a couple’s Spa Villa for Rp. 3,500,000++ per couple. AYANA Resort & Spa Bali Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran (0361) 702-222, www.ayanaresort.com

CHAMPAGNE SUPERNOVA
Nikko Bali Resort & Spa is holding an exclusive dinner with the world-renowned champagne brand Armand de Brignac to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day on February 14. Armand de Brignac is produced by the award-winning Cattier family, owners of champagne vineyards since 1763. The dinner features three variants – Armand de Brignac Blanc de Blancs, Armand de Brignac Brut Gold and Armand de Brignac Rose – paired with an exquisite four course menu prepared by Executive Chef Attila Körmöczi. The dinner takes place at The Shore Restaurant & Bar for Rp. 2,900,000 net per person. To make your reservation, contact tourdesk@nikkobali.com. Nikko Bali Resort & Spa, Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Nusa Dua (0361) 773-377, www.nikkobali.com

PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR
Golden Lotus at Bali Dynasty Resort is offering a special “Yee Sang” menu from January 26 to February 25 in conjunction with the Chinese New Year. The Chinese believe that eating Yee Sang Chinese salad during the Lunar New Year will bring prosperity in life and business. Small, medium, and large Yee Sang will be offered as well as a full Yee Sang Prosperity Set Menu for Rp. 219,000 net per person (minimum two persons). On February 9 watch the barongsai dance during dinner or the Chinese Duo on February 10. Both shows begin at 7 p.m. Golden Lotus at Bali Dynasty Resort, Jalan Kartika, South Kuta (0361) 752-403, www.balidynasty.com

SKY LOVE
The 101 Legian is offering a dinner package called Sky Love for Rp. 200,000++ per couple on February 14. Treat your taste buds to three courses of Western cuisine and a special dessert, accompanied by acoustic performers at the Urban Herbs Grill & Bar. Alternatively, enjoy the Sky Love package at their Rooftop Dine & come back to the 101 for the Mermaid in Love Party by the Sky Pool from 4 to 9 p.m. where there will be special performances by DJs, dancers and jugglers. The 101 Legian, Jalan Raya Legian No. 117, Badung (0361) 300-1101, www.the101bali.com
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BALI’S FINEST
The Courtyard by Marriott in Nusa Dua has just appointed Chef Wayan Wicaya as their new Executive Chef. Born and raised in North Bali and praised internationally, he has more than two decades experience in Bali’s finest kitchens and aboard America’s premier family cruise line as well as one of Indonesia’s finest in-flight catering services. Chef Wayan is also the winner of the Global Chefs Challenge, a competition between chefs from 88 countries sponsored by the World Association of Chefs. Courtyard by Marriott Bali Nusa Dua BTDC Lot SW1, Nusa Dua (361) 300-3888 www.courtyardmarriottbali.com

WHET YOUR APPETITE
Bamboo Chic, at the up and coming Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran, presents a contemporary concept of Pan-Asian meets authentic Balinese flavor with dishes that can be enjoyed family-style. Located next to the resort’s salt water lagoon pool, Bamboo Chic also boasts fresh organic ingredients, an engaging live kitchen, and wine from Starwood’s Wines of The World collection. Bamboo Chic at Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran, Jalan Bukit Permai, Jimbaran (0361) 846-6888, www.starwoodhotels.com/lemeridien

THE ECO FRONTRUNNER
Maya Ubud Resort & Spa has been re-certified by Green Globe Certification for its sustainable operations and management 2012 – 2013. The resort has set a new precedent as the first hotel in Bali to achieve the highest ranking ever in the Green Globe program. The certification cemented the five-star resort’s commitment to continually conduct business in a sustainable and responsible manner. Maya Ubud Resort & Spa Jalan Gunung Sari Peliatan, Ubud (0361) 977-888, www.mayaubud.com

UK MAKES A SPLASH
Premier Inn, United Kingdom’s leading economy hotel brand, has landed its first hotel in Indonesia. The hotel will be built in Jimbaran and is expected to open during the second half of Jimbaran marks the first of several developments planned for Indonesia and Southeast Asia. The UK hotel brand has over 630 budget hotels across the UK, Ireland, Middle East and India. www.premierinn.com
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MAKASSAR, REJOICE
Air Asia has announced a number of new flight routes, including a daily flight between Denpasar and Makassar starting March 1, 2013. Tourists from South Sulawesi will now have better access to the island of the gods, and tourists in Bali are now only a short flight away from culinary delights such as coto Makassar stew and konro ribs or a visit to the Trans Studio indoor theme park, one of the largest in Indonesia. www.airasia.com

ROMANTIC CHIC
The Mozaic Beach Club in Batu Belig has opened an exquisite new private dining room. The “Lotus Arts de Vivre Private Dining Room Created for Chris Salans” is a romantic option offering the finest of the Mozaic name and chic décor. Under a starry sky, surrounded by gold lotus ponds and silver-gilded lion and dragon heads, the private dining room welcomes up to 20 guests and is available for private family dinners, romantic getaways or corporate dining upon reservation. Mozaic Beach Club Jalan Pantai Batu Belig, Kerobokan, (0361) 473-5796 www.mozaic-beachclub.com

ADULTS & KIDS LOVE
Bali Dynasty Resort celebrated receiving three accolades in December. The first was the Gold Plaque awarded by the Travel Corporation, one of the biggest wholesale producers of room nights out of Australia to Bali. The second was Best Family Resort in Indonesia from the Indonesian Tourism and Travel Awards 2102/2013, and the third was the Emerald Award from Tri Hita Karana, which is the highest honor celebrating the incorporation of spiritual, social and environmental principles and practices into a business. Bali Dynasty Resort, Jalan Kartika, South Kuta (0361) 752-403, www.balidynasty.com

SUSTAINABLE COMFORT
The Akmani Legian has opened in Bali’s vibrant shopping avenue Legian. Featuring a unique hotel concept with sustainability in mind, it radiates a modern design with a classic and traditional touch through the use of natural, sustainable materials. features the same natural elements in its décor. The opening represents a milestone for the Akmani brand and their first venture into Bali. The Akmani Legian, Jalan Legian Raya No. 91, Kuta, (0361) 300-9191, www.akmanilegian.com Vertical Point, the hotel’s rooftop Jacuzzi Bar, also

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GONG XI FA CAI!
LEARN ABOUT CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS IN INDONESIA AND THE CRAFTS USED TO LIVEN UP THE FESTIVITIES.

different dates each year – between January 21 and February 20 on the Gregorian calendar. This year, Chinese Indonesians will celebrate lunar New Year on February 10, which marks the beginning of the Year of the Snake. The culmination of this celebration is Cap Go Meh, which has its roots in southern China and is the fifteenth day of celebration. This is a time to give thanks, pray for better days ahead as well as pray for ancestors. For Chinese Indonesians, the New Year celebration is considered

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a mark or reminder for the need to be more settled in the year to come. Right before the New Year they will conduct a ritual of cleaning their homes, including clothes and all utensils as a symbol of driving away bad luck and getting ready to welcome a prosperous year. Chinese Indonesians in Bali are influenced by the Balinese culture. Outside of Bali you won’t find flowers as offerings in Buddhist temples, and burning incense is also part of the prayer rituals here, which produce a sweet aroma for the gods they pray to.

of fireworks and blowing of trumpets are some of the many things people anticipate seeing and experiencing during the Chinese New Year festival. One special attraction is the lion dance, known in Indonesia as barongsai, where performers mimic a lion’s movements while in a lion costume. This dance is often mistakenly referred to as the dragon dance. The difference is that the lion costume is maneuvered by two people, where as the dragon dance requires many people. The lion is considered a symbol of happiness and something that brings good luck, so the dance is often performed during ceremonies for business openings, temple inaugurations and of course the New Year festival. Some other things that cannot be separated from the festival are lanterns and red decorations, incense, red envelopes for giving money to relatives, Cheongsam dresses and Chinese moon cakes.

SIGHTS & SOUNDS
As with the New Year celebration on the Gregorian calendar, the lighting

ALL OF THE LIGHTS
The Lantern Festival is celebrated on the evening of Cap Go Meh. During this time the streets, narrow lanes, and various other places are decorated with an array of festive lanterns. People go out to enjoy

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a lantern, you can get one for anywhere between Rp. 5,000 to Rp. 300,000. Prices vary depending on the size and process of making the lanterns.

LUCKY CHARMS
In Chinese culture, adults must give red envelopes to others. Usually it is married people that give these envelopes, as they are the ones who are considered adults. There is a tree that is used to hang the red envelopes called a ‘mei hwa’ tree. This tree is believed to bring good luck for the year ahead, which makes it a necessary ornament for those celebrating the occasion. Another must-have during the celebration is moon cakes. Moon cakes taste sweet and are made of glutinous flour and sugar. People believe that if you eat a moon cake you will live a sweet life and your happiness will not end. This cake is seasonal, so it’s hard to find in the markets aside from the days leading the exciting nightlife or to play letter puzzles under the glow of the lanterns. The lanterns are traditionally made from paper, animal skin or other soft materials, and whereas previously the source of the light for lanterns was candles, these days most lanterns use electricity. Red is the color most commonly used and many lanterns are decorated with Chinese calligraphy. People also like to design lanterns with historical figures, gods of Taoism and Buddhism or zodiac animals. The current year’s Chinese zodiac is usually the most popular image used. There are many places in Bali that sell lantern crafts, especially in the Kerobokan area. These craftsmen usually receive orders a month before the Chinese Lunar New Year, not only from Bali but also from other places outside the island. Hotels, restaurants and villas often have their lanterns made by them each year. Lanterns come in various sizes and shapes such as spheres, ovals or cylinders. Lanterns with contemporary shapes are designed to still have an oriental touch. If you are interested in purchasing up to the Chinese New Year. You can find these cakes in the Denpasar area, for example Chinese shops in Buluh Indah sell them especially for this occasion. For mei hwa trees, candles, incense for prayers, red envelopes, and Cheongsam dresses, head to the Udayana shopping area As the Year of the Snake begins, let’s hope there will be a balance in all elements on this earth. Let’s also hope that the year will be better than the last in terms of career, finance, education, health, and love! By Steffi Purba
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A fine selection of Amethyst pieces at Jemme Jewellery

GLAMOROUS VS. BOHO CHIC
THIS FEBRUARY, ARE YOU PLANNING TO PRESENT A SPECTACULAR PIECE OF JEWELRY TO THE ONE YOU LOVE? OR PERHAPS YOU WANT TO HAND MAKE SOMETHING TO GIVE TO A FRIEND? WE’VE SELECTED TWO SPECIAL SPOTS THAT WILL SURELY SUIT YOUR JEWELRY NEEDS.

GENTLEMEN, TAKE NOTE
For those who are accustomed to lavishness, you will feel right at home when you walk through the doors of Jemme Jewellery. Sunlight filters through the delicately draped
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a necklace, earrings or bracelet, you will have no trouble picking out something glamorous for your special someone. Looking around the showroom, we noticed that colored diamonds, rubies, and sapphires abound, among other beautiful untreated stones. Designer Luke Stockley is definitely a fan of color and his designs are influenced by colorful Bali, which he has called home for many years now. Aside from colored jewelry, another thing Jemme specializes in

windows to lend a soft light to the spacious room, and everything is immaculate and exquisitely arranged. Sparkling and shining from behind the windows of display cases, the jewelry practically pulls you in to take a closer look. Whether you are searching for

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Clockwise from top: A selection of diamond bands in 18ct yellow, white and rose gold; Silver Heart Pendant; 18ct White Gold Diamond, Black Diamond, and Amethyst Earrings; 18ct White Gold, Diamond, and Sapphire Necklace

is engagement and wedding bands. You’ll find a gorgeous selection of white, yellow, and rose gold diamond bands. We recommend taking a look at their ring collection, especially if the time finally feels ripe to pop the question to the one you love. For those who feel slightly intimidated by the thought of so many precious jewels in one room, don’t turn and run the other way just yet. Jemme offers an eclectic mix –

you can find stunning pieces from Rp. 200,000 up to $200,000 and everything in between. This may be surprising to those who assumed that Jemme was out of reach. Even though many search for the traditional heart shape to give as a gift during Valentine’s, Luke Stockley recommends going for Amethyst, the birthstone for February. The purple gemstone feels so fresh for 2013 and Jemme currently stocks a stunning array of Amethyst jewelry.

We were especially enamored with the Diamond, Black Diamond, and It’s hard to believe that anyone could be disappointed by a declaration of love paired with these glittering beauties. Jemme Jewellery Jalan Raya Petitenget No. 28, Kerobokan (0361) 473-3508 www.jemmebali.com
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Amethyst 18ct White Gold Earrings.

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LADIES, LISTEN UP
February doesn’t have to be depressing for you single ones out there. If the chances of someone surprising you with diamonds or some other precious jewel seem rather unlikely this year, why not turn around and give instead? Friends and family are always there for us when we need them, sticking around even during the worst of times. Maybe it’s time to show them how much they mean to you with a

thoughtful piece of jewelry that you hand-make yourself! The Jewel Rocks D.I.Y store sits on a classy and quiet little street opposite The Seminyak. The cozy space is decorated with small hanging rugs and a large rope of brightly colored tassels, conjuring up feelings of wanderlust and adding a dreamy element to the space. Music from the radio creates a fun and relaxed atmosphere, and the designs of Jewel Rocks founder Imelda

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Clockwise from top: Beads, twine, jewels, and colored threads abound; A colorful corner in the D.I.Y shop; Examples of friendship bracelets available straight off the Jewel Rocks line

Widjaja and her team provide great inspiration for Do-It-Yourself customers. The Jewel Rocks D.I.Y store provides all the beads, twine, brightly colored fine threads, jewels, and rocks you’ll need to create the perfect friendship bracelet. We had so much fun sorting through the glass bottles filled with beads, and then mixing and matching until the color combination felt just right. The staff was very attentive, lending a helping hand when we struggled with tiny beads, and happily offering design recommendations when we had

difficulty deciding between several options. Imelda Widjaja is a lover of surfing, travel, and freedom. Inspired by friendship and bracelet exchange, the opening of the D.I.Y outlet seemed like a natural progression after the success of her boho chic jewelry line in Japan, Sweden, and Australia and the popularity of Lumiere’s Voyage – her shop on Drupadi Street – with local and foreign tourists alike. Prices start from Rp. 130,000 to create your own D.I.Y bracelet. If you decide to buy directly from their

line instead, prices range from Rp. 55,000 to Rp. 840,000 for pieces adorned with semi-precious stones. We particularly liked the Astrology collection and free-spirited Cosmic Wonder collection and think they would make great gifts. It also doesn’t hurt to splurge on something for yourself. By Mutia Adisoma
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Jewel Rocks D.I.Y Jalan Kayu Aya No. 10B, Seminyak (0361) 735-499 www.jewelrocks.com

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A fresh take on Indonesian Gado Gado salad served with peanut sauce

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BEACHSIDE ROMANCE
CHEZ GADO GADO IS A GLIMMERING GEM ON THIS PARADISE ISLAND. GRAB SOMEONE SPECIAL AND HEAD TO THIS CHARMING RESTAURANT TO DINE WHILST WATCHING THE GLORIOUS GOLDEN SUN SINK INTO THE HORIZON.

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he executive chef of Chez Gado Gado and his team are on their A game, presenting guests with an extraordinarily

peanut sauce. It comes in a small and well thought out presentation; a mix of different colors and flavors. The slightly sour note from the first bite and the sweet taste from the peanut sauce clean the palate in preparation for the next course. The Deuxiéme course follows, with Pink Snapper encrusted in seeds and nuts. It is served with sweet and sour carrot jus, coriander, potato purée, cherry tomato and capers, and garnished with organic baby carrots. The course delivers lively flavors and interesting texture. The moist fish stands out with its tasty seeded crust – a playful experience in every bite. The Troisiéme course is served next, featuring Grilled Atlantic Scallop with green pea ravioli,

creative menu while maintaining the quality of fine dining. Nothing goes unnoticed and every detail is carefully upheld in their menu of French and Asian influenced cuisine. This month the team’s carte du

jour reflects their finest cooking techniques and brilliant food knowledge. The Première course starts off with a tantalizing thinly sliced fresh Kingfish Carpaccio served with shallot marmalade, dill and apple vinaigrette. Alternatively, select the refreshing Gado Gado salad consisting of vegetables, flowers, and herbs served with

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Top: Grilled Atlantic Scallop with green pea ravioli, soybean vinaigrette, sunchoke puree and Iberico ham. Bottom: Grilled Beef Tenderloin with parsnip, grilled baby roman lettuce, braised beef cheeks and jus

soybean vinaigrette, sunchoke purée and Iberico ham. It is a simple dish but has managed to become my new personal favorite. All the ingredients combine beautifully to deliver a harmonious subtle flavor… simply perfect! Entering the main course, there are two menu items that I find really difficult to rank one over the other: the succulent Grilled Beef Tenderloin with parsnip, grilled baby roman lettuce, braised beef cheeks and jus, and the Pan Seared Duck served with red cabbage and pomme

‘paolo’ cooked with duck fat for a buttery note. Both menu options deliver delectable flavor and top shelf quality. As a conclusion to the meal, the Chocolate Volcano Cake comes highly recommended. The moment you press your fork in, warm chocolate will ooze out like lava to envelop the small but luscious cake. There is soft and gooey deliciousness in every bite. Chez Gado Gado is an airy and efficient space. The white cloth tables and chandeliers look

beautiful at sunset, especially with the added glow of orange from the setting sun. Though proper attire is appreciated, Chez Gado Gado feels unpretentious and laid-back. A restaurant with many charms, it is an ideal option for your next romantic dinner. Bon Appétit! By Ari Mustikawati Chez Gado Gado Jalan Camplung Tanduk (Dhyana Pura) 99, Seminyak (0361) 736-966 www.gadogadorestaurant.com
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INVITE&INDULGE

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TANTRIC BLISS
ENJOY A STIMULATING RANGE OF SPA OFFERINGS BASED ON UNIQUE HERBAL AND ANCIENT AYURVEDIC TRADITIONS AT THE SPA PAVILIONS OF FOUR SEASONS RESORT BALI.

had made it across the impressive bridge and down a few flights of stairs to their spa area, the skies had officially burst open in a downpour that would leave the umbrella-less soaked to the very core. After a refreshing cup of tea, I was ushered back out with a large umbrella to an awaiting buggy. Even though spa treatments can be done in the area where I registered, that day we were headed to their spa pavilions, located not far away. When we got there I was surprised to find that in spite of the downpour, the thatched roof villa complex looked undeniably beautiful. It seemed to float on the large lotus pond, set to a backdrop of lush green tropical foliage. The Spa at Four Seasons in Sayan offers chakra balancing, Balinese Ayurvedic healing, yoga and meditation. Balinese medicine aims to reestablish balance and wholeness, as it is believed there is no separation between us and what is all around us. Our Five Layers of Being, or Panca Maya Kosa, keep us in constant contact with the surrounding world at both conscious and subconscious levels. So ill health can be caused not only by imbalances within our physical body, but also by a physical and spiritual disconnect from the larger environment we are a part of. Addressing the “feeling” layer of Panca Maya Kosa, four special treatments are offered at the Four

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Seasons in Sayan, aiming to reconnect guests to their complete self. On that rainy day I came in search of Tantric Bliss. The Tantric Bliss massage brings the divine power of Shiva (masculine) and the creative energy of Shakti (feminine) together by awakening the ‘kundalini’ – a very intense healing form of energy that rests dormant at the base of the spine. To awaken the kundalini, two highly-trained therapists massage simultaneously using gentle and flowing movements while chanting sacred mantras. When awakened, the male and female energies within us ascend up the spine, energizing and healing, until they unite in a pure state of bliss that circulates through the entire body. I was very eager to experience this intense energy, but unfortunately I was unable to. Upon reflection,

this could have been due to the rain being more distracting than I realized, or because I had the massage solo. Though it is perfectly fine to get this massage on your own, it is recommended to have this treatment as a pair. I imagine there is a much different energy created with two intertwined souls and four expert massage therapists working their magic in one room. This also may not have been the best treatment for me at the time. After each session the therapists present guests with a “therapist recommendation,” which is a treatment they think they would benefit most from. When I read the recommendation, the Ayurvedic treatment they selected definitely looked like a better fit for my current condition and state of health. Though the outcome of my visit differed from my initial

expectations, I will say this: the atmosphere of the spa pavilions, the steam bath and flower bath at the start of the treatment, and the massage techniques used were outstanding. I wanted to linger in the flower bath forever, gazing out of the large pavilion windows to the soothing sound of music. The therapists’ massage technique was also something I will not forget – a different from any other massage I’ve experienced. I felt calm and relaxed at the end of the treatment and the lush green environment of the resort and its surroundings were definitely worth the trip to Ubud. By Mutia Adisoma Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan Sayan, Ubud, (0361) 977-577 www.fourseasons.com/sayan
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REST&RELAXATION

AT KAYUMANIS NUSA DUA YOU ARE GUARANTEED A QUIET AND INTIMATE STAY WHETHER YOU ARE IN BALI FOR YOUR HONEYMOON OR ARE JUST LOOKING FOR A BRIEF ROMANTIC GETAWAY.

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a surprise to hear only the chirps of birds and buzzes of insects. Based on first impression, Kayumanis certainly looks and feels like the kind of place that turns the craziness of your daily grind into a distant memory. However, having just been awarded the distinguished honor of Indonesia Villa of the Year 2012/2013 at the Indonesia Travel & Tourism Awards, Kayumanis offers much more than just a quiet escape. Here are some of the reasons why we think it was able to overtake the rest.

ADULTS ONLY
At Kayumanis Nusa Dua, you don’t have to worry about small crying children turning your romantic holiday into something that feels more like a visit to the local zoo. The villa complex is exclusively adult orientated, and children below the age of 16 are not permitted to stay. This rule guarantees that your romantic moments won’t suddenly be shattered by a child’s piercing cries or temper tantrum.

MODERN YET COZY
Although the design of the public areas such as the entrance and restaurant area are of modern he first thought one might have when stepping out of their vehicle and into the open-air lobby of Kayumanis Nusa Dua natural light, the spaciousness, and the clean and modern lines. There is also a quiet stillness that is a bit unexpected for a property nestled in the manicured Nusa Dua BTDC area. Neighboring resorts, though usually hidden from sight, are never too far away, so it comes as a bit of simplicity, the one and two bedroom villas have quite a traditional feel. The villas feature thatched roofs and interiors decorated with antique furniture sourced from around Asia. No two villas are architecturally or aesthetically alike. The villas also feature semi-open

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KAYUMANIS PAYS EXTRA SPECIAL ATTENTION TO HONEYMOONERS, WHICH IS WHY THE MAJORITY OF THEIR GUESTS ARE COUPLES THAT HAVE JUST TIED THE KNOT.

bathing facilities, a sundeck, a personal plunge pool that can be accessed directly from the bedroom, ample space for outdoor dining, and a modern kitchenette. There is also an abundance of natural light due to implementation of the Balinese concept of open style living, and all villas are tucked away in their own walled garden for ultimate privacy.

SUN & SMILES
Kayumanis Nusa Dua is not an ocean front property, but guests are able to go to the Beach Club, which is accessed by way of a small and shady path winding behind the property and out to the sea. There you will find sun-loungers perfect for tanning, umbrellas, bamboo mats, and the friendly Kayumanis

Beach Attendants who are on duty throughout the day to cater to your needs. Gourmet picnic lunches can even be arranged for those wishing to spend the entire day at the beach.
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MOMENTS FOR TWO
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are couples that have just tied the knot. Though the villas provide ample comfort and privacy, there is also the option of the Kayumanis Honeymoon Suite. It is specially designed for honeymooners and comes equipped with an outdoor jacuzzi, a lap pool and a romantic circular bed. For the opportunity to dine privately whilst gazing into each other’s eyes, Kayumanis offers the Extravagant Dinner. This is available exclusively for just one couple per evening and takes place at the Beach Club area. The beach is cleared to make room for a gorgeous canopied dining table. The quiet sea and spectacular sunset provide the ultimate romantic backdrop for the seven course seafood dinner and bottle of chilled Shiraz.

DAY TRIP
For a quick jaunt to a different area in Bali, head to the Kayumanis Spa in Ubud. This spa sits on a ridge elevated high above the Ayung River and is surrounded by dense foliage and towering cinnamon trees. Kayumanis Ubud has a different design from the Nusa Dua property. Though it also boasts thatched roofs, it incorporates indigenous hardwood material and the footpaths are natural and winding. Their spa is designed to accommodate only one couple at a time. The signature treatments include a Relaxing Head & Body Massage, which combines Shiatsu and Acupressure techniques. However, it is the series of ‘Ritual’ treatments designed exclusively for Kayumanis Spa that enable couples to experience the sensation of pure

indulgence. If you decide to stay at the Kayumanis Ubud property, all treatments available at the Spa can also be performed in the private confines of each guest villa. There is also a four night combination package that will allow you to experience two nights at each Kayumanis property. Among other things, it includes a romantic in-villa candle light dinner, a half day car charter, and complimentary limousine service within the immediate area. It is a great way to change things up and discover the delights of the Kayumanis properties. By Regina Indraswari Kayumanis Nusa Dua Private Villa & Spa BTDC Area, Nusa Dua (0361) 770-777 www.kayumanis.com

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PONDERINGPOINT

Island of Romance
WITH THE SEEMINGLY NEVER-ENDING EXPANSION OF THE CONCRETE JUNGLE, WILL BALI SOON CEASE TO BE THE IDEAL ISLAND FOR ROMANTIC GETAWAYS?
the market named Layonsari. They were in love, so the king approved their intention to wed. However, one day the king suddenly realized the true their marriage, thinking that Layonsari should be his wife instead. So the king arranged a fake military quest and had Jayaprana lead the army in hopes that he would be killed in battle. Jayaprana realized the king’s intention but decided to sacrifice his soul by letting the king’s commander kill him. The news spread throughout the kingdom and in the end, Layonsari decided to commit
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here is a tale told in Bali about a boy named Jayaprana who was raised by a king as if he were the king’s own son. Jayaprana grew to be a handsome young man and became smitten by a beautiful young flower seller at

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suicide. Her body was buried next to Jayaprana’s body and their graves are said to be located in West Bali, in an area bordering the Jembrana and Buleleng regencies. With a love story like that, how could Bali not become one of the most romantic islands on earth? The legend is like a flag that has been staked into the soil, celebrating tragic yet glorious love. Even people who have never heard this tale agree that Bali is an ideal place for lovers. Bali with its many resorts and villas are routinely included in compilations for the best romantic getaway, best wedding destination and even the best island in the world. International celebrities have tied the knot in Bali or flown from afar to put their love on display during their romantic journeys. Furthermore, the beauty of nature in Bali is top notch. The amazing southern cliffs boast an infinite view of the Indian Ocean, the fabulous rice fields of Ubud sooth the soul, and the calm and serene ambience of Canggu drive hoards of people to the island to seek romance. As time goes by the number of visitors continues to increase. In 2011, Bali finally reached 2.5 million visitors per year and this number has been estimated to increase in the following years. Investors have responded remarkably to this opportunity, and it is quite entertaining to see how the new hotels in Bali try to win the market with their remarkable façades. It feels almost like a beauty pageant contest where they do their best to be the “beauty queen” chosen by visitors. However, just as a coin has two sides, the unpleasant impacts of a fast growing industry have also been felt on the island. Many rice fields have been replaced by a concrete jungle, and the traffic is frequently jammed. These impacts have transformed the island from a serene sanctuary to a very busy Bali. The government is finally realizing that the growth of the Balinese tourism industry needs to be followed by a major infrastructure makeover. The new highway and underpass are estimated to be done by the middle of 2013 and new industry regulations to tone down the fast development will be announced very soon this year. Will this be enough for Bali to maintain its reputation as the ideal romantic getaway in the years ahead? We shall see. By Bayu Rahanatha

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FOTOFOLIO

Three friends dreaming of one day being able to embody the grace of the scared dancers at this ceremony

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HEARTWARMING
Jayesh Madhoo is a South African photographer whose migration to the East has afforded him the opportunity to rekindle his love for people, culture, tradition and life. In this month’s FOTOFOLIO he shows us a collection of photos captured in and around Bali, which truly encompass the meaning of the Indonesian term ‘kasih sayang,’ or love for those around us. Jayesh is also exhibiting sepia-toned photographs for the next six months at the newly opened Warung Kayu Api Restaurant in Sanur. The exhibit features portraits from a Melasti ceremony that took place in Sanur in October of 2012. www.jayeshmadhoo.com

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Three amused children from a small village north of Ubud
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A tender moment captured of a father doting on his little daughter

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A quiet moment shared by a couple late in the afternoon at Sanur Beach

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Shy boys hiding behind their mother in Bangli Regency, on the road from Kintamani to Tegalalang

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ACTION&ATTRACTION

STOP AND SMELL THE… HERBS

IF LOOMING GREY CLOUDS ARE TURNING YOU OFF AT THE BEACH, HEAD TO THE HILLS INSTEAD! LEARN ABOUT THE NATURAL REMEDIES BALINESE SOIL HAS TO OFFER AT THIS NATURE WALK IN UBUD.

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point signs escaped us, but we were able to literally follow our noses to our target. The scent of lemongrass wafting from their narrow laneway confirmed that we had reached our destination. We were met by two knowledgeable guides, Ibu Wayan and Pak Westi, who ushered us into their showroom. Their friendly lab staff worked away happily in the background, decanting bottles of lotions with precision and smiles. After some tea sipping and incense sniffing we took off with Pak Westi on our walk through their two organic farms. Despite the rain clouds looming in the distance, we were assured the show would go on. Immersed in a panorama of traditional rural Balinese life, Pak

of what seemed like herbal tea at a local café in Canggu. The spicy chai-like aroma and mulled wineesque taste of the ‘minuman sehat’ (healthy drink) prompted further investigation of the ingredient list, which revealed that what I purchased did not contain any tea but rather a healthy concoction of caffeine-free local herbs. Intrigued, I found myself signing up for a ‘Bali Nature Herbal Walk’ with the local producer Nadis Herbal. It was a grey Saturday when we set off to find the hidden treasure, located just south of Ubud. At one

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Westi began to share the history of the gardens and revealed his determination to continue on with family traditions. He explained about the abundance of natural resources available in Bali and the need to connect these with human resources so they are not wasted. As we proceeded along the man-made track we saw nestled amidst the gardens many of nature’s remedies for tooth decay, hair coloring, bleeding wounds and Alzheimer’s, amongst many others. Then a plant resembling a 310 degree four leaf clover caught my eye. The Gota Cola, not to be confused with kola nut, was praised for being a brain/memory tonic and providing relief from rheumatism. Our attention was then directed

skyward as we observed the Moringa or ‘miracle tree’ whose leaf contains a multitude of nutrients that are more concentrated when dried. Apparently its Vitamin C content when dried is seven times that of an orange and its Potassium content is three times the level of bananas! As a playful interlude, the lush turmeric bushes provided a perfect backdrop for a game of hide and seek. As ‘King of the Herbs,’ turmeric juice is a recent addition to the range of products sold at Nadis Herbal’s retail store on Suweta Street. Used as both medicine and food, it apparently shows promising effects in the treatment of major diseases. After a leisurely three hour walk it was time to visit their retail store in

downtown Ubud. At the quaint store we were given more tea, tapioca snacks, and a shopping basket as we admired the impressive product range displayed from floor to ceiling. Ibu Wayan seemed to have quite a following; she apologetically giggled about the interruptions from locals, friends and international clients. She conveyed to us her passion and knowledge about the healing power of nature and explained how the traditional diet of the Balinese was very different from today’s white rice dominated cuisine. Her nutritional study and own personal interest has always driven her research and product design. Ibu Wayan aims to create products of integrity offered at a

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AS WE PROCEEDED ALONG THE TRACK WE SAW MANY OF NATURE’S REMEDIES FOR TOOTH DECAY, HAIR COLORING, BLEEDING WOUNDS AND ALZHEIMERS, AMONGST MANY OTHERS

smidgen of the prices found in mainstream cosmetic stores. Her ability to keep up with modern nutritional trends is obvious through her new range of edible medicine such as coconut oil and honey. The eco-conscious packaging also aligns well with their ‘back to nature’ principles. I managed to fill my basket in no time with great gift-sized soaps, purse-sized lip balms, yoga classenduring incense, and some kitchen additions of virgin coconut oil and raw honey. At this stage no reading of labels was required, as I was truly convinced of the integrity of their products. With 18 local distributors in Ubud, their product range is very accessible in spas and related outlets. Their products can also be purchased in bulk sizes. The ‘Gentle lotion’ comes highly recommended as a favorite body moisturizer of local spas, as does the incense for its 100% pure ingredients sans PVC and other nasty materials. Just a word of warning: the ‘spice balm’ is not to be confused with lip balm… unless you want lips like Jagger! The three hour Herbal Walk is offered from Monday to Saturday for Rp. 170,000/person. Group discounts apply and shorter tours are also available. Also recommended is the two hour Jamu Class to learn how to make turmeric juice, a Bali Nature Herbal Walks Gang Kananga I, Banjar Sigaran, Desa Mekar Bhuana +62 8123816020 www.baliherbalwalk.com healing scrub, aroma oil, and a Combine both the tour and class for Rp. 350,000/person. By Janelle Maree
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body mask for Rp. 250,000/person.

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ADVERTORIAL

THE BREEZES WINS GOLD
FOR THREE GREAT REASONS

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ever has a hotel come away with as many gold medals in a single night as The Breezes did on December 7th, 2012, and as a first time contestant at that. Tri Hita Karana (THK)

is a code of conduct awarding Bali’s hotels, offices, and schools for achievements in three categories: harmony with nature (pelemahan), community (pawongan), and

religion (parhyangan). Executive Assistant Manager Ibu Dayu Basmiari accepted the first gold for achievement in all three categories. Following this, Executive Chef Henry Bloem truly triumphed in the Melapa Melapi Food Festival, walking away with four more, weighty golden awards. Environmentally, THK inspections approved of the way garbage at the resort was carefully sorted, sewage properly filtered, and grounds planted with indigenous Balinese flora. Community-wise, above and beyond an annual blood donation, The Breezes is a generous and official sponsor of Yayasan Kasih Peduli Anak: a shelter for Bali’s many begging youth. What’s more, staff benefits, parental leave, training periods, and working conditions at The Breezes are steadily above average. In the spiritual sphere, Bapak Gede is The Breezes Jero Mangku, or lay priest. An especially busy and dedicated man, he is selfless and disciplined when it comes to presiding over ceremonies at the resort’s many temples – while maintaining the position of Chef de Partie at The Beach Restaurant. And the number of these

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temples increases in mysterious relation to The Breezes’ popularity and success. Melapa Melapi are Balinese names for two tiny stone statues traditionally placed in a kitchen to show thanks to the Gods for having made food available. Melapa Melapi is also the name of the Food Festival, comprising 27 booths, in association with Tri Hita Karana. Chef Bloem’s paon traditional Balinese kitchen display features these two chubby stone characters prominently among many other Balinese antiquities. Traditional food like nasi sela – a rare kind of rice in Bali - and sweet jajan Bali is served up on biodegradable materials like banana leaves and emptied coconuts. Drawing people in by the nose, there is an array of 15 herbs and spices growing within the kitchen itself that includes turmeric and ginger. Judges awarded gold medals for Best Taste, Best Service, Best Presentation, and for overall achievement, Chef Bloem fittingly took home gold for being Best of The Best. Chef Bloem’s cuisine is featured in the poolside The Beach Restaurant, and within his own brainchild,

d’Base Restaurant that is also attached to The Breezes. Pronounced buh-sé, the word base means spices in Balinese, and while the menu caters to the likings of the average tourist, both restaurants are taking feedback and boldly sneaking in more delectable local flavors. The popularity of these dishes has spawned a Balinese cooking class of equal popularity among guests. The THK awards have been gaining esteem since Pak Wisnu Wardana initiated the program twelve years ago, and there is talk of it becoming compulsory for Bali’s hotels, schools, and Government offices to follow this lauded, green criteria. This year saw 89 hotels participating, competing within rigid parameters and inviting routine inspections. What makes this appealing to the people of Bali is its foundation in Balinese Hinduism. Jalan Camplung Tanduk 66, Seminyak Tel: (361) 730-573 Fax: (361) 730-518 reservation@thebreezesbali.com www.thebreezesbali.com

Left to Right: Ni Kadek Poni Susanti – Bartender, I Ketut Artayasa – HK Supervisor, I Kadek Ardana – Asst. Room Division Manager, Henry Bloem – Director Food and Beverage / Chef, Dayu Basmiari – Asst. Executive Assistant Manager, I Gusti Putu Sidarta – FB Service Manager, Ni Nyoman Windi Astari – Human Resources Manager, Ni Luh Sunarti – Housekeeper
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BEYONDBALI

THE SOUL OF SURABAYA CHINATOWN
WITH THE APPROACH OF CHINESE NEW YEAR, WE INVITE YOU TO TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT SURABAYA TO DISCOVER THE HISTORIC TEMPLES, PUPPET SHOWS, AND MARKETS OF THIS EAST JAVA HUB.

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used to think North Surabaya was just an old warehousing area. During working hours the streets seem to be constantly jammed with vehicles,

Surabaya, especially Chinatown. I recommend walking around this area on Sunday mornings, starting from Karet Street. A long time ago three wealthy Chinese families built their houses on this street. They were the Tjoa, The, and Han families. They came all the way to Surabaya to run their trade businesses and chose Karet Street because of its proximity to the Kalimas River. Many Chinese immigrants then settled in North Surabaya to trade, and the neighborhood became known as Pecinan (Chinatown). The immigrants also brought their culture with them, along with the religions they practiced.

HONG TIEK HIAN TEMPLE
One of the places of worship built by the immigrants is called Hong Tiek Hian. This temple was built around 700 years ago and is believed to be the oldest temple in Surabaya. It is located on Dukuh Street, so some also refer to it as the Dukuh Temple. As is the case with the Tri Dharma temple, the Hong Tiek Hian temple is used by people of three different faiths: Buddhist, Tao, and Kong Hu Chu. Interestingly, Hong Tiek Hian is the only temple in Surabaya that holds a puppet show every day called Potehi. This traditional Chinese puppet show was brought to Indonesia around the 16th century.

especially trucks, and at this time of day there isn’t really anything interesting to see in the area. It definitely was not on to my list of favorite places. However, four years after moving to Surabaya a friend from Jakarta asked me to take her around the city. Her intention was to visit an old city in Indonesia with a strong history, so I drove her to the north where the old town is located. To my surprise I discovered the pleasures of exploring North

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The puppets are made from cloth and constructed similarly to gloves. When I visited that temple I saw three children watching the Potehi puppet show. I didn’t know whether they understood what the puppeteer was saying, but the children seemed captivated. They loved the character Sun Go Kong, the famous Monkey King of Chinese folklore. His story is one of the most popular stories used in the Potehi. Originally, Potehi puppet shows were only in Chinese but nowadays the puppeteers often use Indonesian. At the Hong Tiek Hian temple there is a puppeteer with decades of experience named Mr. Mujiono. Though he is not Chinese he fell in love with Potehi puppets at a very

early age, as he would play at the temple almost every day and watch the Chinese Potehi puppeteers. In addition of being a puppeteer, Mr. Mujiono also takes care of the puppets. All the characters are stored in a box and Mr. Mujiono’s wife sews new clothes for the puppets whenever necessary. He is also assisted by two people who play musical instruments during the show. The puppet show must go on, even if nobody is watching. There are one or two performances every morning at the Hong Tiek Hian temple, but the frequency increases during the time leading up to Chinese New Year. This is mostly by request from Indonesians

who celebrate Chinese New Year. Watching a Potehi puppet show has become one of the rituals of the Chinese New Year celebration.

BOEN BIO TEMPLE
Another interesting temple in Surabaya is called Boen Bio. It is located on Kapasan Street, not far from Hong Tiek Hian. Boen Bio was built in 1907 and is the only temple in Southeast Asia built for the Kong Hu Chu religion. Its construction includes many religious details – the stairs, wooden poles, and carvings all refer to the Kong Hu Chu teachings. The first time I entered the temple I was surprised to see a large photograph of the fourth Indonesian

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president, President Abdurrahman Wahid, near the main altar. Mr. Lee, who works on the temple, told me that Boen Bio has great respect for the late president because he is known as the Father of Pluralism in Indonesia. While Hong Tiek Hian is famous for Potehi, the Boen Bio temple is legendary for its kampong area located behind the temple. This area used to be known as Kapasan Dalam but is now called Kampong Kung Fu. What makes this kampong special is its history. A long time ago when the Dutch controlled Surabaya, a group of Chinese immigrants started building houses in this area. They brought a martial art from China called Kung Fu and were viewed as rather unusual immigrants because they practiced Kung Fu regularly behind the Boen Bio walls. The Dutch became worried, especially since the immigrants, who were known as Buaya Kapasan (The Kapasan Crocodiles), often refused orders. The Dutch kept a close eye on Kapasan Dalam, sending a commander to be in charge just 50 meters from Boen Bio. I met with Mr. Gunawan, an old man who was born in Kapasan

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Dalam and still lives there to this day. He told me that Kapasan Dalam no longer has Kung Fu masters. Sadly, the martial art was buried with their bodies. The commander’s residence has since been converted into a hotel called the Ganefo Hotel. The interior has not changed much and is still a blend of colonial and Chinese style. I recommend the Ganefo Hotel to visitors who want to enjoy Surabaya’s Chinatown. Though the rooms are a bit too spooky for my liking, I’m sure it is like heaven for history enthusiasts. places leading up to the Chinese New Year. The market is known as a culinary center in Surabaya and has been serving customers for more than 30 years. Though a lot of modern malls have been built in Surabaya, the Atom Market never seems to lose its popularity. Everything you need to celebrate the Chinese New Year can be found

INDONESIA

SURABAYA

there at a fair price, from greeting cards to cookies to Cheongsam-style clothing. The atmosphere of Chinese market come alive with the color red. It is a great place to experience if you find yourself in Surabaya this Chinese New Year. By Dwi Putri Ratnasari
PHOTOS BY DWI PUTRI RATNASARI

New Year always makes the entire

ATOM MARKET
Still in Chinatown is the Atom Market, one of the most bustling

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CAPITALCORNER

BLACKHOUSE BLACKHOUSE
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BLACKHOUSE OFFERS FOUR LEVELS OF DINING DIVIDED INTO SEVEN UNIQUE AREAS. DON’T BE SURPRISED IF YOU CONSIDER PICKING UP YOUR PLATE AND MOVING SEATS MID-MEAL TO EXPERIENCE MORE THAN ONE INTRIGUING CORNER OF THIS JAKARTA HOT SPOT!

being another kind of host, a host of parties. Ever since moving from his old address in Lebak Bulus to his new place in Kebayoran Baru, Raka has enjoyed entertaining guests. Interestingly enough, what he finds exciting about hosting gatherings is not just the opportunity to catch up with friends but also the process of preparing his house with his wife for their guests’ arrival. After hosting these parties for some time, Raka had a light bulb moment. He realized what an amazing opportunity it would be to channel his hobby into something profitable by transforming his house into a comfortable hangout, open to the public. So he did just that. In July of 2012 he launched a café and restaurant called Blackhouse, with a unique scheme catering to all kinds of tastes. Raka transformed the four levels of his house into seven areas with their own names; Coffee, Boutique, and Books on the first floor, Candy and Flower on the second floor, Music on the third floor, and Heaven on the fourth floor. The idea of having multiple concepts came from Raka’s desire to have customers explore the entire place. “It’s useless to have four levels of dining if the guests aren’t curious to visit all decks just because the interior design is uniform and doesn’t offer contrasting dining experiences,” Raka explained. “The variation offered here definitely helps attract visitors.” Upon entering Blackhouse the

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scent of freshly brewed coffee in the Coffee area greets every guest. The area is decorated with a black leather sofa, a simple wooden table, and three glass displays filled with sacks of coffee beans, a vintage coffee maker and a distiller. This is also where the main service counter is located. Stepping further into Blackhouse, guests will find the Boutique area with its lace-covered sofas, provocatively posed mannequin, and measuring doll. The color black still dominates this section but it is also adorned with silvery glints here and there to create a theatrical ambiance. Walking through the Book area, customers will be led up to the second floor, which boasts a completely different air. A light breeze immediately greets hungry visitors at the Candy and Flower areas. White is the basic color for the two spaces, which are decorated with iron park benches and a grass

carpet. In the Candy area, a bright pink candy cabinet that looks like the façade of a confectionary shop covers an entire wall. This instantly conjures up childhood fantasies of becoming a candy maker. The Music area on the third floor looks like a classic bar with band posters and statues of trumpet players. A touch of red is added to the existing black and white color palate, creating a jazzy ambiance that is completed by a feel-good playlist selection. The Heaven area occupies the entire fourth floor, which is actually the building’s rooftop. It offers Jakarta’s enchanting skyline as a compliment to a perfect dinner outing. This is the only section that doesn’t open until 5 p.m. After checking out all the areas, customers may notice that Raka has consistently installed glass-paneled displays on the walls of every section. The displays resemble shops selling goods related to the theme

of the area, such as books, CDs, chocolate bonbons or flowers. He interprets these themes into the menu as well. Every area has its own coffee and tea special, such as Alphabet Coffee in the Book area, Brocade Lace Coffee in the Boutique area, Apple Tree Tea in the Candy area, and Digital Tea in the Music area. These special drinks are original creations of Blackhouse’s barista, and guests seated in one area are not able to order the drink specials of another area. This is another reason for customers to make multiple visits to Blackhouse. The restaurant offers mostly Western fare such as pasta, sandwiches and steaks, with the exceptions of oxtail soup, black pepper beef and fried rice. Two menu items that are guest favorites are the Spinach Stuffed Chicken and Oglio Spaghetti. Blackhouse also has a wide selection of desserts, including their famous Red Velvet. Blackhouse is open from 12 to
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11 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, and on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 to 1 a.m. The prices are relatively affordable, ranging between Rp. 26,000 and Rp. 140,000 for food and Rp. 17,000 and Rp. 38,000 for beverages. Raka has chosen go against the trend of serving single origin coffee and prefers instead to offer up varieties of Espresso with milk such as Macchiato and Cappuccino. The reason is simply because Blackhouse isn’t designed to be a coffee shop.

Nevertheless, he assures us that the coffee he serves is good. “Sometimes when we visit a restaurant we can’t stand the coffee. Or vice versa, sometimes food at a coffee house is just an addition to the coffee. I want to provide my guests with great coffee and delicious meals,” Raka explained. “I’m grateful that so far I haven’t received complaints about either.” Raka’s hard work and attention to detail have proven to be fruitful. Just six months after opening, Blackhouse

has already gained a lot of attention and has seen an ever-increasing number of visitors. In the future, Raka plans to change up the themes and perhaps even open up branches in other cities. By Shinta Eka Blackhouse Jalan Cililin Raya No. 3, Tirtayasa, South Jakarta (021) 7279-2705 www.facebook.com/ blackhouse.jakarta

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BEYONDUPDATES

SNAKE YEAR DINNER
Alila Hotel Jakarta is offering a “Prosperous Black Water Snake Year Dinner” for families on the weekend of February 9. Enjoy dishes such as Braised Sliced Abalone with green vegetables in oyster sauce, dessert, and a selection of teas for three different prices. The Bronze package starts from Rp. 288,000++, the Silver package from Rp. 335,000++ and the Golden package from Rp. 425,000++ per person. In addition, the Alila Hotel Jakarta also provides 30 kinds of homemade dim sum and six kinds of porridge for the price of Rp. 100,000++ per person. www.alilahotels.com/jakarta

EXPLORE CENTRAL JAVA
Accor invites travellers from Indonesia and around the world to explore the rich and vibrant heritage of the Central Java region. The group’s three Novotel hotels – Novotel Yogyakarta, Novotel Solo and Novotel Semarang – and The Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta are ready to welcome guests with the Explore Central Java package. Valid until March 31, it includes a city tour on a becak (three-wheeled traditional vehicle), free breakfast and Internet, 20% off dining and spa treatments, and a chance each week to win free night stays at participating hotels. www.accorhotels.com

HELLO JAMBI
Aston International and PT. Sabang Raya Hotel celebrated the topping off of Jambi’s most ambitious new hotel development to date, the Aston Jambi Hotel & Conference Center. The 4-star business and conference hotel is scheduled to open in June of 2013, bringing previously unseen levels of contemporary chic to this coffee shop, a music lounge with bar, a terrace café, a fitness center with swimming pool, a full service business center, and mid-sized convention facilities with six modern conference rooms. www.aston-international.com
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THINK PINK
Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta has proudly unveiled plans for a “Pink Package,” a special accommodation package where part of the proceeds will go to the Indonesian Cancer Foundation - Yogyakarta branch. The hotel is also working with the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Indonesia, which helps individuals affected with breast cancer, raises awareness, and supports the finding of a cure. This initiative is part of the Hyatt’s mission to make a difference in the lives of their guests and associates every day. www.yogyakarta.regency.hyatt.com

ASEAN FILM
BALINALE International Film Festival proudly announces its appointment as ASEAN International Film Festival and Awards 2013 (AIFFA) Consulting Organization and Nomination Committee Member. AIFFA recognizes BALINALE for its specialized knowledge and importance in promoting films from Indonesia. BALINALE celebrates the art of global film by presenting mainstream, independent, documentary and short films from around the world. The weeklong event held in Bali is the only international film festival of its kind in Indonesia. www.balinale.com

NEW FACE IN BANDUNG
The Papandayan, which was awarded Indonesia’s Leading City Hotel - Bandung by the Indonesian Travel & Tourism Awards 2012/13, welcomes Jean-Paul Riby as the new General Manager. A native from fluent in a handful of languages including Indonesian. With experience living in countries such as Italy, United Kingdom, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Kingdom of Bhutan, his management style has been influenced by the various cultures he has encountered throughout his career. www.thepapandayan.com France with more than 20 years of experience in the hotel industry, he is

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COMMUNITYCALENDAR

HOUSE HITS
Get on your dancing shoes and head to The W Bali on Thursday, February 7 because WOOBAR is proudly hosting the famed New York DJ Dennis Ferrer! A prolific record producer and remixer, he is the founder of the record label Objektivity, which puts a uniquely American spin on the deep house revival that is making waves in Europe. Ferrer’s single “Hey Hey” is notable for receiving one of the most rapid reactions in recent dance music history, shooting immediately to #1 on Beatport. Ferrer has also been nominated for a Grammy award for the Dennis Ferrer Objektivity Mix of Dido’s “Don’t Believe in Love” (Arista). At WOOBAR, Ferrer will be supported by DJ André Hommen, who is part of the creative team behind Objektivity. Hommen’s acclaimed debut titled “Marashi” from 2009 was one of the most played tracks of the year. Don’t miss out, because this dynamic duo is sure to keep the WOOBAR crowd on their feet until the wee hours of the morning. Tickets are Rp. 250,000 and the party will go from 11 p.m. until 4 a.m. WOOBAR at W Retreat & Spa Bali - Seminyak Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak, (0361) 473-8106 www.whotels.com/baliseminyak

FAMILY FUN
Celebrate the Year of the Snake this February with Beachwalk! Festivities include free afternoon and evening performances of the barongsai dance, Chinese folk dances, and Kids Wushu up until February 10. Get free gifts from the Angpao tree with a minimum Beachwalk purchase of Rp. 300,000 and join in on the lucky draw for the chance to win a two night stay at Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort. Beachwalk Jalan Pantai Kuta, Kuta (0361) 846-4888 www.beachwalkbali.com
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SEE&SEEN
INDOOR SKATE RAMP
The DC Store Legian, which features an indoor all-concrete mini skate ramp, had its grand opening on January 16. Locals and tourists came by to watch the skating demonstrations, skate and compete for DC goodies, and get personally signed posters from DC pro skaters Pevi Permana and Deni TX. www.quicksilver.com

A FASHIONABLE FETE
The Mulia Bali celebrated New Year’s Eve with a spectacular gala dinner and an exclusive performance featuring singer Adam Lambert on December 31. Underneath the sparkling chandeliers of the brand new Grand Ballroom, fans had the chance to interact closely with the artist and his superbly entertaining band and dancers. This was Adam’s first ever performance in Indonesia. www.themulia.com

TRUNK SHOW
(X) S.M.L held a trunk show at Beachwalk Bali on December 8 as a sneak preview of their Spring/Summer 2013 collection. The show included 30 outfits presented on a catwalk at the center of the chic and stylish shopping complex. (X) S.M.L strives to offer timeless collections tailored to young and dynamic individuals. www.beachwalkbali.com

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COMMUNITY CARING
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Maya Ubud Resort & Spa recently supported the Kupu-Kupu Foundation in Ubud by donating sofa bed mattresses, towels, and various other items. Maya Ubud maintains a close relationship with this non-profit organization that aims to improve the lives of children, young people, and adults with disabilities in Bali. www.mayaubud.com
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DANCE MAGIC DANCE
M.I.A, the chart-topping artist best known for her song ‘Paper Planes,’ performed for a crowd of 2,700 people at the Potato Head Beach Club on December 29. Enthusiastic partygoers were seen splashing in the pool with a ringside view of the stage and dancing to M.I.A’s beats on the expansive lawn. The high-energy event was presented as a celebration of the beach club’s second anniversary. www.ptthead.com

WEST MEETS EAST
The Bulgari Resort, Bali presented a week of degustation dinners from January 14 to January 19 with visiting Italian chef Riccardo De Pra and Il Ristorante chef Maurizo Bombini. Chef Riccardo comes from one of Italy’s most prestigious culinary families and his travels have inspired contemporary deconstructions of Italian classics infused with the minimalism of Eastern cuisine. An exclusive gala dinner was held to wrap up the special week. www.bulgarihotels.com

THE KEY TO ART
The upcoming five-star resort Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran unveiled its UNLOCK ART™ partnership with Kendra Gallery on December 20. Through this innovative program, guests receive a room key that not only unlocks their room but also gives access to this forward-thinking contemporary art gallery in Bali. www.lemeridien.com/balijimbaran

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INDONESIA’S HEARTTHROBS
NOAH, arguably Indonesia’s biggest band at the moment, had its first ever Silent Concert in Bali on January 12. Earlier that day the five members held an intimate meet and greet lunch with excited fans in an alfresco setting at The Bay in Nusa Dua. www.thebaybali.com
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Maxi Hotel & Spa
The Maxi Hotel & Spa is situated in the heart of Bali’s shopping and nightlife district. Centrally located, the property offers an ideal base for visitors wishing to explore Bali while keeping all the island’s best shops, bars, restaurants and beaches within easy walking distance. Hotel facilities and services include restaurant, bar, meeting room, massage and spa, room service, swimming pool with Jacuzzi, children’s pool, laundry and dry cleaning service, airport pickup and transfer, snack bar, tour desk, doctor on call, free car park, baby sitter upon request, broadband internet connection, major credit cards accepted, individually controlled air-conditioning, local and IDD telephone, satellite TV, daily mineral water, private bathroom with bathtub and shower, mini bar, personal electronic safe deposit, tea & coffee maker. The balcony overlooking the swimming pool and landscaped tropical garden offers a private area for relaxing. The hotel is less than 15 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport; 20 minutes drive to Denpasar, 30 minutes from Sanur, Nusa Dua and within 45 minutes drive to the artistic centre of Ubud and about 350 meters from Bali’s famous Kuta Beach.

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

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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

■ CZECH REPUBLIC
Jl. Pengembak 17 Sanur. Tel: (0361) 286-465, Fax: (0361) 286-408 E-mail: bali@honorary.mzv.cz

Tel: (0361) 751-735, Fax: (0361) 754-457 E-mail: bali@honorarvertretung.ch

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

■ FRANCE
Jl. Mertasari Gg. II No. 8, Sanur Tel: (0361) 285-485, Fax: (0361) 286-406 E-mail: consul@dps.centrin.net.id

■ 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

MUSEUMS
■ AGUNG RAI MUSEUM OF ART
(ARMA) Ubud, Tel: (0361) 976-659, Fax: 974-229. Jl. Pengosekan, Ubud, open daily 8 am-6pm

■ 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

■ GERMANY
Jl. Pantai Karang 17, Batujimbar, Sanur Tel: (0361) 288-535, Fax: (0361) 288-826 Email: germanconsul@bali-ntb.com

■ UNITED STATES
Jl. Hayam Wuruk 188, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 233-605, Fax: (0361) 222-426 E-mail: amcobali@indosat.net.id

■ ABIAN KAPAS Jl. Nusa Indah, East Denpasar, Tel: (0361) 227-176 ■ ANTONIO BLANCO Ubud , Tel: (0361) 975-502, 975-551, open daily 8 am-5 pm ■ ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM
Pejeng, Tel: (0361) 942-352 Open 8 am - 3 pm weekdays

■ HUNGARY
Marintur, Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 219, Sanur. Tel: (0361) 287-701, Fax: (0361) 287-456 Email: huconbali@telkom.net

HEALTH&MEDICAL
Call an ambulance by dialing 118, but it is a lot more practical and quicker to hire a taxi. Most hotels have on-call doctors on standby. For “Bali Belly”, Lomotil and Imodium eliminate symptoms, but not gastro-related infections. A fever along with symptoms requires doctor-prescribed antibiotics. Drink as much liquid as possible. Isotonic drinks under various brand names are widely available and are known to replenish body hydration and replace 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

■ NGURAH RAI AIRPORT Tel/Fax: (0361) 759-761 ■ THAI INTERNATIONAL
Grand Bali Beach Sanur, Tel: (0361) 288-141

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

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

■ MEXICO ■ 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 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

■ 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

■ NETHERLANDS
KCB Travel, Jl. Raya Kuta 127, Kuta Tel: (0361) 761-502, Fax: (0361) 752-777 E-mail: dutchconsulate@kcb-tours.com

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

■ 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

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.

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

■ 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

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

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

■ 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

■ 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

■ SLOVAKIA
Jl.Gunung Agung 93, Denpasar 80118 Tel: (0361) 426-171, Fax: (0361) 426-477 E-mail: konsulslowakbali@yahoo.com

■ NGURAH RAI INTERNATIONAL
AIRPORT Tel: (0361) 751-011

■ BRITAIN
Jl. Tirta Nadi 20, Sanur, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 270-601, Fax: (0361) 287-804 E-mail: bcbali@dps.centrin.net.id

■ 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

■ 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

■ 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

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

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

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

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

■ SWITZERLAND & AUSTRIA
Istana Kuta Galeria Blok Valet 2 No 12, Kuta

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