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GREEN ARCHITECTURE, DINING, INSPIRATION AND LIVING

THE GREEN EDITION

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IT’S NOT EASY BEING GREEN
‘Om Swastiastu...’ With Earth Hour having just passed last month and Earth Day coming up on April 22, we’ve had “being green” on our minds. It’s not easy making huge changes to our lifestyles, especially after growing used to the conveniences that modern technologies afford us. But why not start with little things? Try using reusable cloth bags instead of plastic bags the next time you go shopping, make an effort to turn off lights that don’t necessarily need to be on, and walk or bike whenever going short distances. We’ve even heard that unplugging appliances, rather than just putting them in off mode, helps to save energy. So often we forget to pay attention to little things like these, but from now on let’s make a conscious effort to remember! For a bit of inspiration, turn to LIFESTYLE & LEISURE to read about the Green School in Sibang Kaja, a low-impact international school with emphasis on environmental learning. To remind you of the wonders of nature and why it is so important to protect it, turn to FOTOFOLIO to see some amazing macro photography shots of Bali’s tinier inhabitants. You can also turn to BEYOND BALI to read about the wonderful array of underwater species at Raja Ampat, a destination championed by so many enthusiastic travelers these days. It’s up to us to make sure these beautiful places and living things don’t disappear one day, so we hope you make an effort to do your part! Enjoy this edition and have a wonderful April. ‘Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om…’ The Team

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1 Bayu Rahanatha is a lecturer at Udayana University and a Marketing Communication specialist. He recently started his own business in tourism but still finds time to continue his writing hobby. 2 Colin Marshall has a day job in the oil industry and has been diving for about 20 years now. He lives in Indonesia, which he believes to have the best overall diving in the world.

3 Irma Barzdaite is a fully qualified personal fitness instructor dedicated to helping individuals achieve their lifestyle goals. She is a member of the European Health & Fitness Association and EREPS. irma@irmafitness.com 4 Janelle Maree is an educator and a health and wellness coach who enjoys traveling the globe indulging in all things healthy and green. www.healthytravelsbali.com 5 Shinta Eka is a blog writer disguised as a merry young journalist in Japanese media. She also freelances for UK-based and Indonesia-based agencies.

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COVER

INVITE&INDULGE
THINK PINK
A New York style nail parlor for pampering your finger tips and toes

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Little Joys
By A.A. Bagus Bisma Santika Maradi

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REST&RELAXATION
BANYAN TREE UNGASAN

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A luxurious resort committed to environmental sustainability

CRAFT&CULTURE
BEING BALINESE
How this man learned to understand his place in Balinese society

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PONDERINGPOINT
THE BEST DRINK
Learn about the health benefits of refreshing coconut water

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

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THE GREEN SCHOOL
Jaw-dropping architecture and high spirits at this eco-friendly school

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

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

DINE&DELIGHTS
WATERCRESS & SLIPPERY STONE
Two fresh and tasty restaurants for the veggie lovers out there

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

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FOTOFOLIO
NATURE'S SURPRISES
Wondrous details in nature that are often by &BEYOND the naked eye 2013 BALI APRIL 14 missed

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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

94 INFOINDEX
Useful directory of companies and island-based businesses

FIRST COLUMN PHOTO BY KOMANG SWESEN, SECOND COLUMN BY A.A. BAGUS BISMA SANTIKA MARADI, THIRD COLUMN COURTESY OF JU-MA-NA AT BANYAN TREE UNGASAN

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JUNGLE FEVER
Come face to face with wild beasts at the Bali Safari & Marine Park

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BEYONDBALI
RAJA AMPAT
A visit to the stunning location in West Papua that has everyone buzzing

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JAKARTA: CAFFEINATED
Four of the capital’s cherished but slightly more elusive coffee corners
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TOP PHOTO BY COLIN MARSHALL BOTTOM PHOTO COURTESY OF BALI SAFARI & MARINE PARK

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PRIMEPROMOTION

UNDER THE MOONLIGHT
Banyan Tree Ungasan is offering a magical dinner experience at Ju-MaNa in celebration of the full moon on April 27. Indulge in a sumptuous six course menu artfully prepared by the restaurant’s award-winning chefs for Rp. 950,000++. With entertainment by the Vagabond Pop Jazz Band, panoramic views of Bali’s southernmost cliffs and the glittering full moon, this will certainly be a night to remember. Banyan Tree Ungasan Jalan Melasti, Banjar Kelod, Ungasan (0361) 300-7000 www.banyantree.com

HOT WEATHER COMBO
SAKALA Bali invites you to sip a frosty Corona in the cooling waters of their beautiful infinity pool during the sunny month of April. Enjoy an ice-cold Corona accompanied by your choice of two delicious tapas for Rp. 89,000++. Make it an evening by starting out with the Hot Weather Combo and continuing with dinner for the full SAKALA Bali experience. Sakala Bali Jalan Pratama No. 88, Tanjung Benoa (0361) 774-499 www.sakalabali.com

ROOFTOP RETREAT
L Hotel Seminyak invites you to make their cute and cozy LUNA Rooftop Bar your new favorite! Bring a group of friends and take advantage of their 1 for 1 Luna Signature Cocktail special, which runs daily from 5 to 8 p.m. There are also special days designated for ladies and gents – ladies can get a complimentary signature cocktail on “Women on Top Wednesdays” and gents can enjoy “Boys Night Out Sundays.” L Hotel Seminyak Jalan Raya Petitenget No. 8L, Seminyak (0361) 894-7898 www.thelhotels.com
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BALI FAVORITES
Mama San is presenting a perfect feast with Chef Will Meyrick’s favorite Balinese dishes in “Kitchen Sessions: Bali.” Guests can expect to see iconic Balinese favorites such as bebek betutu as well as some less recognized dishes such as urutan – a succulent hand-made sausage that is like a Balinese take on chorizo. Chef Budiana, who has been on board with Chef Meyrick since the opening days of Sarong, has been integral in introducing these Balinese dishes at Mama San, which will be available only until the end of April. Mama San Jalan Raya Kerobokan No. 135, Br. Taman (0361) 730-436 www.mamasanbali.com

COFFEE CULTURE
Bali Hyatt is the place to be for coffee lovers this April. For those who are curious about traditional Luwak coffee, try a cup and taste the distinctive flavor that comes as a result of this peculiar fermentation process. Also exciting is their new range of coffee cocktails including the Espresso Martini and Copa Banana – a delicious mixture of Gilbey’s vodka, banana liqueur, coffee liqueur, fresh bananas and cream. Bali Hyatt Jalan Danau Tamblingan No. 89, Sanur (0361) 281-234, www.bali.resort.hyatt.com

CORE CHALLENGE
Karma Kandara has started offering an exciting new program: Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga. S.U.P Yoga is currently all the rage and can be practiced by beginners and experts alike. The 45 to 60 minute class consists of paddling, yoga stretches, meditation, and a serious core body workout. Each pose requires strong central focus, balance, awareness and acceptance of Mother Nature’s mood! At the end of your workout enjoy a refreshing cool juice and cold towel on dependent. Bookings are absolutely essential. Karma Kandara Jalan Villa Kandara, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan (0361) 848-2200, www.karmaresorts.com
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NEW&NEWS

FLAVOR KICK
W Retreat & Spa Bali has appointed Chef Richard Millar as their new Director of Cuisine. Direct from Conrad and Ritz Carlton Bali, Chef Millar’s new menu at FIRE is driven by his passion for food and another passion he’s been nurturing – the W Bali’s herb garden. His flavor creations are eclectic and exciting, notably the Steamed Foie Gras Chawan Mushi and the Diamatina Tomahawk Wagyu Beef. Head to FIRE for lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch to explore Chef Millar’s menu and surprise your taste buds! W Retreat & Spa Bali Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak (0361) 473-8106, www.wretreatbali.com

PLAY WITH PLAGA
Plaga Wine has created a range of modern, fresh young wines that are ready to drink, for those who want to come out to play now rather than waiting for the wine to age in the cellar. Designed for the tropics, their wines are light and perfect for languid lunches, colorful sunsets, intimate dinners, and grand celebrations. Made from imported Chilean and Western Australian grapes, then bottled in Indonesia, Plaga Wine is both alluring in flavor and affordable in price. Plaga Wine www.plagawine.com

BUDGET BOOM
MaxOne Hotels proudly announces the opening of their new hotel in Bukit Jimbaran, hotel sits strategically between Uluwatu and Jimbaran where sunny beaches, good food and hangouts abound. Boasting 98 rooms, this hotel is poised to set a higher benchmark for budget hotels with facilities like its rooftop swimming pools that overlook Jimbaran and Benoa Bay. MaxOne Hotels Bukit Jimbaran Jalan Raya Uluwatu, Bukit Jimbaran, (0361) 300-8989, www.maxonehotels.com
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NEW&NEWS

WELCOME TO WEST BALI
Alila Villas Soori announces the appointment of Chef Dwayne Cheer as their new Executive Chef. He has worked at luxurious restaurants around the world including New Zealand’s ICON, Sydney’s Orso Bayside, Notting Hill’s 192 Restaurant, and Michelin-starred The Greenhouse in Mayfair London. At Alila Soori he will oversee the two beachfront dining venues Cotta and Ombak, imparting his global experience and skills to the team while embodying the indigenous atmosphere of West Bali in his cuisine. Alila Villas Soori Banjar Dukuh, Desa Kelating, Tabanan (0361) 894-6388 www.alilahotels.com/soori

CHOCO DELIGHT
Pod Chocolate provides the ultimate chocolate experience, working with farmers to produce the highest quality cocoa and transforming it into mouthwatering creations at their boutique factory & café. Nestled between rice paddies and the Ayung River, this chocolate enclave produces limited amounts of world class chocolate with visitors able to see the whole process from roasting, grinding and then tempering into bars, pralines and even lipstick! Enjoy a free tasting and relax at the café as elephants from the Bali Elephant Camp stroll below you. Farm tours and chocolate classes will be available starting in April. Pod Chocolate Factory & Café Jalan Tukad Ayung, Carang Sari, Petang (0361) 837-0888 www.pod-chocolate.com

CASUAL CORNER
Bricks Café is a new hangout in Ubud, perfect for enjoying leisurely meals or meeting company for dessert and coffee in their garden area overlooking green rice paddies. Opposite the Neka Museum, the café is simple and unpretentious, incorporating Balinese traditional carving and contemporary paintings into the décor. Stop by for a bite of Indonesian or Balinese cuisine, a cup of Segafredo coffee, or delicious gelato from Gaya Gelato. Special live acoustic sessions are scheduled every Friday to start your weekends off right. Bricks Café Jalan Raya Sangingan, Ubud (0361) 974-728

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Being Balinese
WHILE HELPING TO RENOVATE HIS FAMILY’S TEMPLE, OUR CONTRIBUTOR BEGAN TO DISCOVER THE ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS HE HAS HAD SINCE HE WAS A CHILD ABOUT HIS PLACE IN BALINESE SOCIETY.

friends are envious of all the holidays we have (they joke that Bali = Banyak libur, or “many days

people the world over, but I wouldn’t say that it is easy to be Balinese. Understanding my place in society has been an ongoing process, and it wasn’t until recently when my father asked me to take part in our family’s temple renovation that it all began to make much more sense.

tough as what kids nowadays face and there were numerous holidays. During those holidays I would look on as everyone in the house rushed around preparing for ceremonies while the only thing that was expected of me, the first born son, was to play with friends or sit and

off”), and they think it isn’t necessary for me to worry about the future or look for opportunities beyond the island because by staying here I’m guaranteed a generous inheritance

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any people think that it is easy to be Balinese. My non-Balinese

from my parents for the future. Well, as a Balinese I do feel blessed to have been born on this lovely island with its vast resources and a culture that is intriguing to

BEING A BALINESE CHILD
When I think back to the time when I was five years old – the earliest time I can remember – it seems almost like a fairy tale. School wasn’t as

afterwards. In other words, I was expected to give up my time and my physical and financial resources to help my family with these often complex ceremonies. And let me tell you, there are countless ceremonies that we have to perform or attend as a Balinese Hindu.

THE IMPORTANCE OF CEREMONIES
Why do the Balinese insist on putting together all these ceremonies, especially as they are physically tiring, require much money, and block the many possibilities of having a fabulous career outside of the island? This question haunted me for years. It felt like a huge sacrifice when I thought about what could possibly be. Why must I take unpaid leave from the office to stay at home, while my friends take holidays abroad and post pictures of themselves in front of the Eiffel Tower on their Facebook pages? It all started to make sense once my parents shared their watch TV. Even when it was time for the massive task of cleaning up the house the day after a ceremony, I wasn’t expected to help out. Afterwards my parents would return to their jobs, trying to catch up on paperwork because of the “holiday” they had to take in order to present the perfect ceremony. adulthood for me you may ask? Was it the first day of college? Or perhaps it was the day I got my first job? It could have been any one of these things, as the definition of adulthood differs from one person to another, but for me it was the day my family finally decided to place some of the home responsibilities on me. From then on I was expected to join the adults in preparing for holidays, helping with the proceedings, and cleaning up responsibilities with me. I finally began to see why all my family members could smile through everything instead of being stressed or frantic. Once you take part in the preparations for a ceremony you are overcome with an indescribable feeling. I fear you need to be Balinese to truly understand this feeling, but I would say it feels a bit like you are a flying white ant that sees a stunning lamp before you. It is truly amazing.

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THE PEMANGKU ANSWERED MY QUESTIONS WITH A CHARMING SMILE AND POINTED HIS FINGER TO MY CHEST. “THE TEMPLE IS THE SYMBOL OF WHAT YOU HAVE HERE IN YOUR HEART.”
MY FAMILY TEMPLE AND I
The poet Robert Frost once said that “Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.” I strongly believe that this is the real definition of a home. A home is not only made of walls and beams, it is also made of hopes and dreams. And in Bali, a house cannot be called a home without a family temple standing inside of it. When I was at elementary school my teacher told me that every single house should have a temple to praise the Lord and to connect with our ancestors. I had a hard time understanding how I would be able to manage this connection when I couldn’t see these entities in person. Where are my ancestors? And where is God? I finally managed to muster up the courage to ask these questions to the pemangku (priest). The pemangku answered my questions with a charming smile and pointed his finger to my chest. “They are here in your heart,” he said. “The temple is the symbol of what you have here in your heart.” As we renovate my family’s temple I’ve gotten closer and closer to understanding what it is that he meant. The family temple is a representation of me as part of the universe and me as part of my family tree. It is a reminder of who I am and helps me to fully embrace my part in this world. It is a reminder that I am part of a system and that I am going to be okay regardless of life’s ups and downs. It is a blessing and a priceless heritage that we as Balinese need to safeguard and pass down to our children. This renovation has helped me understand what it means to be a Balinese adult. And it has helped me realize that I am truly grateful to be Balinese. „ By Bayu Rahanatha

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GREEN EDUCATION
AT THE GREEN SCHOOL, STUDENTS ARE GETTING AN EXPERIENTIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION IN ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SETTINGS YOU HAVE EVER SEEN.

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n the short time since it was built, the Green School in Bali has become a passionate topic of discussion for many, from architects to social

WELCOME TO THE GREEN SCHOOL
A small and unassuming bamboo sign indicates where you should turn off the main road, which not surprisingly, we drove right by. After circling back and going down a narrow path marked with several welcome checkpoints, we parked our vehicle and followed the footpath towards the beautiful gadang-roof bridge that hangs over the Ayung River. After the long drive, one of the first things we did was to make a beeline for the toilets. Despite our urgency we hesitated in front of the stalls, a bit confused and

unconfident about how to proceed. Then we remembered some helpful hints from the school’s International Communications Manager. “There are two toilets within each stall, one for going number one and the other for going number two. These are compost toilets. Welcome to the Green School!”

entrepreneurs to educators to parents. The fact that last year it was awarded the “2012 Greenest School on Earth” by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools has only added to the buzz. We were curious to see the school with our own eyes, so on a Friday in March our team traveled the 1.5 hours from Kuta to Sibang Kaja to get a feel of the Green School and try to better understand what makes this school so special.

THE GREENEST SCHOOL ON EARTH
The Green School is truly one of a kind, and we’re not saying this just because of the compost toilets. Architecturally, it is absolutely breathtaking. Bamboo structures tower overhead, with the bamboo

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pieced together so seamlessly that they seem to bend and curve in an almost surreal manner. You can’t help but crane your neck trying to figure out where one piece starts and another one ends, and how it’s possible that it all works together to create a sort of fluidity and spaciousness all around. The magnificent Heart of School, located in the center of campus, is said to be the world’s largest freestanding bamboo building. The bamboo is sourced entirely from Indonesia and all the building

materials are organic, save for a small amount of cement used. At the Green School they don’t build fences, they grow them. The footpaths are made of volcanic rock that is found naturally in the area. Leftovers from meals are used for the livestock that the children look after. The students measure the carbon footprint of the school and offset it by planting bamboo on the school premises. And did we mention that they get 80% of their power from the sun? Well, they do. It’s all truly astounding. As you can tell, the Green School

is deeply committed to being lowimpact and cares very much about the environment. They also aim to instill these values in their students in hopes that they go on to be ‘green leaders.’ This doesn’t necessarily mean their students should become activists, documentary filmmakers, or lobbyists who dedicate their lives to the cause; the school’s goal is simply to provide an education that will have an impact on the choices their students make in the future. The Green School wants their graduates to go on to become self-actualized

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adults in all kinds of fields, making responsible decisions as they pursue their careers and dreams. They also stress that they are not “just another hippie school,” though we know it’s a bit hard to believe when the teachers wear flowing skirts and sandals, the children tend rice paddies as part of their curriculum, and there is a mud wrestling pit on campus. The Green School assured us they are very serious about their academics and emphasized that they want nothing more than to see their students prepared to compete and

make it in the world. At the time of press, five students out of their first batch of high school graduates had heard back with acceptances from universities of their choice, with the others still anxiously waiting. This is exciting news for the Green School, especially since many wonder how the Green School’s academic program measures up to the rest of the international schools in the world.

not interfere with classes. Although we were unable to see the children in a classroom setting, we arrived in time to witness their weekly ‘Friday Assembly.’ Along with parents, members of international media, and various other visitors (the Green School gets numerous visitors on a daily basis), we saw something truly special. The open-air room was filled with all 270 Green School students, ranging from age three to seniors in high school. First on the program was a special guest visitor

SMELLS LIKE SCHOOL SPIRIT
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performing traditional dances from Tajikistan, and after that came a number of musical performances from the students. The children were smiling, courteous, respectful of their teachers, and they all participated. “None of these kids are hesitating,” my colleague whispered to me, slightly dumbfounded. Most importantly, the youths were engaged. If this is any indication of how their classes run, I would feel pretty reassured as a parent. It is no wonder that some parents have packed up their families and relocated to Bali to provide their children with this green education.

Green School decided to launch a worldwide scholarship competition seeking the ‘Greenest Student on Earth.’ They encourage all young people working on environmental projects in their communities to submit a two to three minute video on the Green School website. Three winners of the competition (one each from primary, middle, and high school) will receive a one-year scholarship to the Green School. Entries will be accepted until Earth Day on April 22, and the winners will be announced in June on World Environment Day.

School founder John Hardy, or contacting the Green School directly for more information. In our experience, we found that the Green School was very happy to provide us with all kinds of information – they are very open not only about their achievements but also about their challenges and various future aspirations. There is still a good amount of room to grow, but I think we can all agree that they have And there is no denying that the Green School is a happy place for students to learn. „ By Mutia Adisoma The Green School Jalan Raya Sibang Kaja, Banjar Saren, Abiansemal, (0361) 469-875 www.greenschool.org
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come far in a short period of time.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
If you are a parent who is considering the Green School for your child, we recommend visiting the Green School website, watching the video of the TED talk by Green

THE GREENEST STUDENT ON EARTH
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DINE&DELIGHTS

ARE YOU VEGETARIAN OR ON THE LOOKOUT FOR SOME DELICIOUS LIGHTER OPTIONS? IF SO, HEAD OVER TO JALAN BATU BELIG TO DELIGHT YOUR TASTE BUDS WITH SOME SERIOUSLY TASTY FARE.

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at Watercress, continuing with a scenic walk or motorbike ride past the lush rice fields in the area, and then moseying back up the road for dinner at Slippery Stone.

Live Well,” fresh food lovers and nutrient-depleted travellers alike will instantly hit the ‘like’ button! Everything here is made from scratch daily, and according to loyal Watercress fans it is advisable to opt for an earlier rather than later lunch on weekdays to ensure the freshest array of home cooked delights. On Sundays it’s a different story, with their “SOS Recovery

looking to add some more veggies to your meals, you’ll love the two restaurants Watercress and Slippery Stone on Jalan Batu Belig. You can even put together a culinary day by starting with a leisurely brunch

WATERCRESS
The name alone conjures up the words “fresh” and “wholesome,” and Watercress surely lives up to its name. With the tagline “Eat Fresh

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The fresh and delicous Sprouted Goodness at Watercress

Brunch” served all day. Believe me, Simply O (for awesome) Selections prevailed on the particular Sunday that I visited. The drink menu alone caused havoc for an indecisive health foodie like myself, as it includes a carefully selected range of lassies, smoothies, and fresh juices. I decided to let the extracted juice prepare my palate for the main event to follow, which were the Sprouted Goodness and Corn Fritters. According to co-owner Pablo Fourcard, the Sprouted Goodness was his favorite sandwich as a child. Growing up with a vegetarian mother, the staples in the family fridge included tomatoes, sprouts, miso, and tahini. He went on to explain that although sides of bacon and chorizo can be added to the

dishes, the menu at Watercress is innately vegetarian and the dishes are completely flavorsome on their own. Since it was still breakfast time, eggs (poached to perfection) were added on the side of both the Sprouted Goodness and Corn Fritters and decorated with their signature garnish of watercress. The Corn Fritters were a treat, laden with corn and balanced perfectly with avocado and tomato salsa, sour cream, chili jam, and a side of crispy bacon. Beyond the delicious fare, Watercress continues to impress. With smiley staff and quirky décor, Watercress offers a relaxed atmosphere and has that perfect weekend vibe. The Sunday papers and acoustic tunes allow the body

to digest all the goodness with ease and help to recreate the gourmet Sunday brunch experience that many expats miss from their home countries. These guys from Byron Bay seem to have it all sorted. Whether you’re searching for a taste bud extravaganza, a dose of Byron Bay, or an immersion into the fresh food movement, Watercress certainly delivers. I’m sure it won’t be long before we start to see queues like the ones for their “naughty” neighbors down the road – the kind of queues that exist for all the right reasons. Watercress Jalan Batu Belig No. 21A, Kerobokan (0361) 780-8030 www.watercressbali.com

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Right: A view of Slippery Stone at night Below: Slippery Stone’s Red Rice Heart of Palm

SLIPPERY STONE
If you’re one of the new wave of conscientious diners with vegetarian or pescatarian tendencies, then head over to the Slippery Stone restaurant with your meat-loving friends and slip through the cracks no longer! Set back from the busy road, this stylish Jakarta outfit oozes style and class with its spacious multi-level open plan design. Often a venue for art exhibitions and fashion parades, the in-house local art collection is a treasure in itself. Their creative edge evidently overflows into the menu, where a number of dishes are represented from the ocean to the garden. Meat lovers will not be disappointed by the Wagyu beef, Peking duck and crispy pork belly offerings, but the less carnivorous amongst us will also be pleasantly surprised with the variety of other selections. When studying the menu, one welcome touch was the inclusion of little icons of a cow, herb, and chili, to save the usual interrogations from the aforementioned. The Tuna Sesame Cones grabbed my attention right away, and once they were served I couldn’t help but be reminded of peppermint Cornettos! In this dish, the “peppermint” is really a mix of pomelo and avocado that work surprisingly well to create a zesty, minty flavor, while the fresh tuna hides within the cone. The result was very positive and I was eager

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Top: Steamed Barramundi, which is served with tasty dumplings and grilled prawns at Slippery Stone Bottom: Slippery Stone’s Tuna Sesame Cones

to try the next dish. On cue the main course was delivered, which was a deliciously moist double fillet of Steamed Barramundi, served with tasty dumplings and grilled prawns resting in coconut oil and herbs. For something a little different I chose Red Rice Heart of Palm to accompany the waiter’s recommendation. The design of the red rice side dish is a conversation starter with its explosion of colors and flavors much like an artist’s palette. Is there such a thing as food

art fusion? With creamy textured red rice, thinly-sliced radishes, carrot cross-sections, wasabi mayonnaise, Mr. Whippy-style cheese and dollops of avocado, this dish delivered well beyond its description of seasonal vegetables with coriander and lemongrass. Boasting a floor to ceiling wine fridge, Slippery Stone has a selection of international wines readily available. Wine pairing with their dishes would indeed be a very creative venture. Taking

another look at their beverage menu I decided to end my meal with the Zespri Kiwi. The combination of basil, green apple, kiwi fruit, and apple juice proved to be the perfect finale. Health foodies unite and rejoice! „ Slippery Stone Jalan Batu Belig No. 9N, Seminyak (0361) 846-5999 www.slipperystonebali.com By Janelle Maree
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INVITE&INDULGE

IN A BRIEF DEPARTURE FROM THIS EDITION’S THEME, WE ASK YOU TO MOMENTARILY NOT THINK ABOUT GREEN AND INSTEAD INVITE YOU TO THINK PINK!
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THE POWER OF PINK

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iamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but we like to think that the perfect manipedi comes in at a

by neighboring businesses, when you peer down the small alley just to the left of the building you can still see bright green rice paddies. The location is quite strategic, especially if you plan on combining your manipedi outing with a meal. Just a stone’s throw away you’ll find Watercress, Slippery Stone, and a branch of the famous Naughty Nuri’s. Think Pink was designed to feel like a New York City nail parlor transferred to Bali, and the décor definitely gives you that impression. The color palate is dominated by black, white, red, and of course pink – a sleek and stylish combination. Think Pink’s current assortment

of nail lacquers is extensive and consists of only the best names. Interestingly enough, they are the first nail parlor on the island to offer all 60 shades of GelColor by O.P.I. Aside from O.P.I you will also find top brands like Butter London, China Glaze, Zoya, Chanel, Dior, Tom Ford, Laura Mercier, Dolce & Gabbana and Illamasqua. A manicure and pedicure at Think Pink goes for Rp. 250,000, which is a fair price considering the quality. The nail technicians are sweet and giggly but also very meticulous. They are excited to help you choose your nail color but also very serious when it comes down to providing a hygienic and beautiful mani-pedi.

close second. On this island there are an abundance of spas that offer manicures and pedicures as an option, but places that focus specifically on spoiling your fingers and toes with luxurious treatments are few and far between. Enter Think Pink, the adorable new nail parlor on Jalan Batu Belig.

PINK REFUGE
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THE COLOR PALATE IS DOMINATED BY BLACK, WHITE, RED, AND OF COURSE PINK – A SLEEK AND STYLISH COMBINATION.

What impressed me the most was the attention to detail. The pedicure chairs have a rolling massage feature, every manicure chair is equipped with an iPad, and the UV light used for drying my gel manicure was by O.P.I and worked like a charm. There was no need to worry about ruining my brandnew manicure because my nails weren’t dried properly! It is clear that Indonesian-American owner Arvy chooses only the best for her customers.

NOT JUST NAILS
Aside from their manicure, I tried a hair mask of macadamia oil that smooth. I really appreciated that the hair mask could be applied at the same time my nails were being done. Although massages are not Think Pink’s main focus, they have nonetheless become increasingly popular, to the point that plans are in the works to build additional massage rooms. A hair mask can be
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combined with a full body massage for Rp. 350,000. Think Pink also offers Keihl’s products, which sell like hot cakes since the brand is still hard to find in Bali. But even more exciting is the fact that Think Pink has a concierge and car service! If you call the concierge about two hours prior to your appointment, they’ll be able to arrange your pick up from anywhere in the Kuta, Seminyak, or Canggu area. The concierge

can also help make reservations for wherever you need to go after your treatment, whether it is Potato Head Beach Club, Ku De Ta, or another happening place to see and be seen. There have been instances lately where Think Pink has had to regretfully turn away customers due to being completely full. Because of their growing popularity, make sure to call in advance to secure your treatment! Think Pink does not come short of spoiling its customers rotten,

so I know where I’ll be headed the next time I have a bad day or feel like I need a pick-me-up. But in all seriousness ladies, who really needs an excuse to be pampered like a princess? „ By Mutia Adisoma Think Pink Nails Jalan Batu Belig No. 108, Kerobokan (0361) 918-8116 www.thinkpinknails.com

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AT THE BANYAN TREE UNGASAN, YOU CAN HAVE AN EXQUISITE HIDEAWAY AT A PROPERTY THAT IS COMMITTED TO HAVING A GREEN CONSCIENCE.
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he first thing you notice when you arrive at the Banyan Tree Ungasan is the space. There is tons of it, all around. You get the

the expansive living room a feeling comes over you much like the feeling you get when you unlock the door to your home after a tiring trip out of town – relief mixed with joy and comfortable familiarity. After walking through the living room you’ll find an enormous marble bathroom, which is quite literally spacious enough to do cartwheels in. The sinks and powder area sit back to back on an “island” in the center of the room, while off to the side lies a luxurious sunken bath. Enjoy staring out the window at the gorgeous stone-carved wall decoration while you soak, or simply switch on the TV at the foot of the

bath – the choice is yours. A toilet, rain shower, and stacks of fluffy white towels can be found towards the far end of the bathroom. The doors of the cozy bedroom slide open to connect you directly to your very own private infinity pool. The Pool Villas are also equipped with a jet pool, outdoor shower and Balinese balé, or outdoor pavilion. What more could you need? The villa is so complete that the experience is more akin to house sitting at a friend’s exquisite home rather than staying at a resort villa. It is no wonder that the Banyan Tree Ungasan’s latest awards and accolades include the award for

sudden urge to spread your arms out wide, to stretch, to inhale, to smile. And the spaciousness that greets you in the lobby translates to the rest of the property as well, including your beautiful villa.

HIDE OUT
There are 73 villas in total at the Banyan Tree Ungasan, all featuring contemporary Balinese architecture. The interior is refined yet homey, and the moment you set foot into

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Indonesia Leading Luxury Resort 2012/2013 by the Indonesia Travel and Tourism Foundation (ITTA).

Balinese cooking class. It is a great opportunity to learn about all the ingredients that go into Balinese favorites such as lawar. There are also Balinese dance classes and gamelan (traditional Indonesian percussion orchestra) classes to try, along with mountain biking and an array of other outdoor activities.

Banyan Tree Ungasan can also tailor a cultural tour for you. One of the highlights is a fully immersive tour around Bali with trips to ancient temples, handicraft villages, painters’ homes, rice paddy terraces, and coffee plantations. For a closer excursion, the famed Uluwatu Temple is just a short drive away. After a day of sightseeing and exploring, come back to Banyan to enjoy fine dining and gorgeous views of the Indian Ocean at the JuMa-Na restaurant, or head to Bambu restaurant to feast on a themed dinner set or sumptuous buffet while watching the beautiful Legong and Kecak dance performed by Balinese dancers.

COME OUT
If you are able to tear yourself away from your comfortable bed and cozy villa, you might want to consider taking advantage of the resort’s

THE EARTH
The Banyan Tree brand prides itself in its ability to blend romance and travel with a green conscience.

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As for Banyan Tree Ungasan, it is proud to have achieved EarthCheck Benchmarked status for the second time in a row since opening in 2010. EarthCheck is widely regarded as the world’s leading benchmarking, certification, and environmental management program in the travel and tourism industry. Hotels are measured on their performance in key areas of environmental and social impact. This includes water consumption, usage of recycled water, energy consumption, waste recycling, usage
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program can be attributed to their efforts to minimize the use of resources. All waste water is treated, filtered, and then used for landscape irrigation. As a result, no water is wasted. Banyan Tree Ungasan also has a monthly neighborhood cleanup program (now in its third year) as well as seaweed planting activities. The seaweed planting takes place at the resort’s beach with participants stringing seaweed on a rope and attaching it to a rock at the water’s edge. After three months, local farmers harvest the seaweed and sell it to a distributor in Bali. This generates income for the local coastal community, and research shows that seaweed cultivation creates a significant positive impact on coral reef preservation efforts. On top of that, Banyan Tree Ungasan is combating the problem of declining indigenous plant

species through careful cultivation of the bellyache bush, beach plum, and the banyan tree, among others. Chosen for their cultural significance, these trees and their flowers and fruits are used by local villagers as offerings in religious ceremonies. In the year 2011 alone the resort planted 4,000 trees in Ungasan and around Bali. Now that’s what we call doing business with a green conscience! Banyan Tree Ungasan continues to delight its guests, with the Trip Advisor Traveler’s Choice Award 2013 as recent proof. We hope it also continues to keep up the good work when it comes to their environmental programs. „ By Regina Indraswari Banyan Tree Ungasan Jalan Melasti, Br. Kelod, Ungasan (0361) 300-7000 www.banyantree.com

of paper and cleaning products, and community commitment. Their outcomes are measured against EarthCheck’s benchmarking requirements to determine whether a hotel or resort meets or exceeds baseline levels or best practices in the industry. Banyan Tree Ungasan’s achievements in the EarthCheck

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PONDERINGPOINT

THE BEST DRINK
WHAT’S GREEN, ROUND, CONTAINS REFRESHING LIQUID TO BEAT THE HEAT AND IS ABUNDANT ON STREETS AND IN CAFES? YOU GUESSED IT: COCONUTS!

Coconut water is refreshing and has an array of health benefits

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are fans of sports drinks.

hen visiting somewhere tropical, doesn’t your

that are great for replenishing hydration levels within the body. Most sports drinks have electrolytes such as Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, Sodium and Phosphorous added to them to help hydrate the body during and after intense training. Coconut water naturally contains these electrolytes, which means it can serve the same function as a sports drink without harmful ingredients such as colorings, preservatives, sugars, caffeine and everything that makes modern day sports drinks more convenient, attractive, and marketable to consumers. The high levels of sugar and caffeine contained in most sports and energy drinks can provide you with an immediate boost of energy, thus helping to deliver a more intense and energized workout. The problem is that after the insulin spike wears off your body can very quickly feel tired and sluggish, and will therefore require some other form of sugar intake to regain energy. With sugar being considered one of the most toxic ingredients consumed by people due to its link to a long list of chronic illnesses and diseases, consuming sports drinks can become part of a very dangerous cycle. The balance of electrolytes and minerals in coconut water is much better. For example, in every 100 ml of coconut water there are approximately 294 mg of potassium

and 5 mg of sugar. Compare that to only 117 mg of potassium and 20 to 25 g of sugar in your average energy and sports drink! Tennis player John Isner, who played the longest tennis match in history at Wimbledon in 2010, credits his endurance on the court to coconut water mixed with sea salt. With global sales of coconut water doubling in 2011 with virtually no advertising from the world’s leading suppliers, it’s clear that this natural alternative is starting to take on a life of its own. People everywhere are seeking out healthier options for energy and hydration while training.

experience feel somewhat incomplete without a photo where you are sipping from a straw poking out of a fresh coconut? Did you know that not only are coconuts delicious and refreshing, they also have a long list of health benefits? Additionally, coconut water is becoming an increasingly popular natural alternative for people who

HEALTH BENEFITS
In tropical regions, coconut water is used to help those suffering from diarrhea, as consuming it helps replace the loss of fluid in the gastrointestinal tract. Additionally, research has suggested that cytokines in coconut water have significant anti-aging effects, and that coconut water increases the body’s metabolism, which can lead to weight loss. Applying coconut water onto affected skin areas every night before going to bed may also help with acne, age spots, wrinkles, stretch marks, cellulite, and eczema.
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YOUNG & GREEN
People living in Bali and travellers passing through will quickly learn the best way to enjoy a coconut. There is usually more water in a young coconut since the water is replaced by white coconut flesh as it matures. Therefore for drinking purposes, coconuts in Bali are harvested off the trees when they are still young and green. For best results, the water from a young coconut should be consumed shortly after being exposed to air due to the possible loss of important nutrients. Harvested in the beautiful countryside of Bali, opened fresh just for you and ready to be consumed with all its wondrous nutrients, enjoy all that coconut water has to offer! „ By Irma Barzdaite

Try doing that every night with your sports drink and see what happens!

NATURAL SPORTS DRINK
Coconut juice is packed with simple sugars, electrolytes, and minerals

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FOTOFOLIO

Playing peek-a-boo
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NATURE’S SURPRISES
A.A. Bagus Bisma Santika Maradi is a Balinese native whose macro photography began as a way to show his nephew what some of nature’s tiniest creatures look like. It is now one of his specialties, and Mr. Maradi is always on the look out for small and beautiful things to capture, whether he is out exploring Bali’s beautiful lakes and beaches or documenting a bride and groom’s special day. www.agungbagusmaradi.com

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Getting up close and personal
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A pair of honeymooning dragonflies

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Flower reflections captured in water droplets

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A praying mantis at Mertasari Beach
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THE STYLE EVOLUTION OF FOUR SEASONS RESORT BALI AT SAYAN
More Romantic, More in Touch with Nature, More Authentically Balinese
Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan is pleased to announce its continuing evolution with the transformation of all 42 villas. The makeover will result in villas that are more romantic, more in touch with nature, and more authentically Balinese. Located in the islandÊs central highlands just minutes away from the artistic and cultural capital of Ubud, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan is hidden in a lush green paradise beside the sacred Ayung River. It is no wonder the resort was recognized as one of the worldÊs very best on the Condé Nast TravelerÊs Gold List 2013. „Our one and two bedroom villas have always been considered unique in the world,‰ said the resortÊs new General Manager, Uday Rao. „The villas have been impeccably maintained over the 15 years since the resort was built, but we wanted the design to evolve to ensure our place among the finest villas in Bali.‰ Designed by Koichi Yasuhiro from TokyoÊs renowned Design Studio SPIN, the new look is chic and modern but with a strong reflection of Balinese architectural style, tradition, and culture. Natural and rustic materials have been used to complement the resortÊs natural atmosphere. All the materials are sourced from Bali, including traditional ikat fabrics, shells, coconuts, as well as Balinese handicrafts. The design gives guests a sense of being in their own private home in Bali. „People always comment on the unusual entryways to our villas,‰ said Uday Rao. „When you arrive, you are greeted by a simple lily pond and a shaded meditation area. You then step downstairs to enter the villa itself, which is nestled amongst the trees and greenery of the river valley.‰ Newly refurbished, the outdoor living area now has more welcoming furnishings with a plush and comfortable day bed for sunning beside the plunge pool and a dining table with umbrella. ItÊs a setting that inspires guests to relax outdoors in total privacyă from lazy breakfasts to starlit dinners ă staying in constant touch with nature. The air-conditioned interior features a spacious bedroom with new furniture and luxe Balinese detailing. The wall behind the bed is a carved wooden screen featuring a delicate pattern of leaves and birds in front of a glowing red background. As for the bed itself, it can be surrounded by a sheer white canopy for a fantasy of tropical romance. Larger than many bedrooms, the green-marble bathroom includes a dramatic free-standing tub beside the windows in addition to indoor and outdoor showers and a wood-panelled walk-in closet and dressing area. Most spectacular of all is the Royal Villa ă a two story, three bedroom residence overlooking secluded rice terraces and the Ayung River. New furnishings highlight the drama of the open air living room, the dining room and dining gazebo, as well as the dreamy master suite on the upper level. With the completion of the villa metamorphosis, the resort will continue to evolve with the renovation of all 18 suites. As Uday Rao explained, „Our upgrade program has been designed so that guests remain completely undisturbed and unaware of any work in progress. We firmly believe that these ongoing enhancements and new features will enrich the experience for all our guests at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan.‰ *** As the worldÊs leading operator of luxury hotels, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts currently manages 90 properties in 36 countries. Open since 1998, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan offers a vacation experience of unlimited variety and the highly personalized, anticipatory service that Four Seasons guests expect and value around the world. Recent awards and honors include the Conde Nast Traveler Gold List 2013. For more information on Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, visit press.fourseasons.com/sayan.

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JUNGLE FEVER
BALI SAFARI & MARINE PARK IS ONE OF THE BEST DESTINATIONS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, BLENDING NATURE WITH A GREAT SENSE OF ENTERTAINMENT AND FLAIR.

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fter an hour or so of driving to the eastern part of the island, of course you want to have a

on the shuttle service that leaves from Kuta Centre (Kartika Plaza Street). Please make reservations in advance if you would like to take advantage of this service.

can stick your arms out to feed the animals!

NIGHT SAFARI
The starting point for the Night Safari is the Tsavo Restaurant, located within the park’s premises. Once visitors arrive, they will be greeted with a welcome drink and delicious canapés served by well-trained wait staff. Afterwards will come a buffet dinner where a selection of tender and juicy grilled items can be enjoyed, all-inclusive of the Night Safari package. After dinner, get ready to board the tram because it will be time to start your journey. A well-trained guide and two animal caretakers will accompany you throughout the safari, and raw meat and carrots will be distributed so you can feed the animals. As the driver starts the engine and the guide begins their spiel, enjoy the breeze while you anxiously wonder about what is to come. As the safari gates open, prepare

worthwhile experience. Set within 40 hectares of land, Bali Safari & Marine Park definitely delivers. It has been recognized as a frontrunner in its category, and the Indonesian Travel and Tourism Awards (ITTA) even presented it with the prestigious title of “Indonesia’s Leading Amusement Park.” There are hundreds of fascinating

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS
The idea behind this Night Safari is for visitors to feel a real bond with nature. You will literally be able to touch some of the animals and feed them, but please make sure to put your hands down if a tiger starts roaring above your head! The Night Safari is a fun journey for your family that is full of adrenalin, and of course it is 100% safe. You won’t find any fancy airconditioned vehicles here because how would you feel the thrill of the ride if you just sat pretty in a small enclosed space? Visitors will undertake the journey in a uniquely designed safari tram. Imagine an extraordinary tram with the capacity for 10 to 12 standing passengers protected by bars from which you

creatures to be seen, including Sumatran elephants, Sumatran tigers, white tigers, leopards, Komodo dragons, and cheetahs. With its beautifully crafted ambience and friendly staff, you can have yourself a world-class safari journey.

GETTING THERE
It takes about an hour from Kuta to get to the Bali Safari & Marine Park in normal traffic. If you book the Night Safari journey, you can hop

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yourself to get really close with friendly elephants and zebras but beware of the lions and the tigers. In the elephant and zebra zone the guide will give you the opportunity to feed the animals, but in the lion zone it’s best to just let the animal caretakers do everything. If you’re lucky, the tiger zone will be full of exciting surprises! After the final zone is reached you will head back to the Tsavo restaurant for the Animal Encounter session, which is a great opportunity for your children to get to know the animals better than what they see on TV or the Internet. While the children are engrossed with the session, the adults can enjoy

a cocktail while listening to fabulous tracks from the DJ. What could be better than having a jungle party after a thrilling safari journey? This party session wraps up at 9 p.m. when the final shuttle departs. Don’t forget to make reservations if you and your family wish to experience this Night Safari. Currently there is a limit of from 40 to 48 seats, but since the demand for this experience has increased dramatically, the Bali Safari & Marine Park has promised to increase the number of seats in the future. The Night Safari package is $60 for adults and $50 for children, a price that is well worth this amazing adventure.

STAY OVERNIGHT
Planning to stay overnight to enjoy the biodiversity? Then the Mara River Safari Lodge is a great option for you. Located in the middle of the Bali Safari & Marine Park, this hotel offers you a truly unique experience. Feed the exotic animals directly from your window or just laze around on the balcony as the magnificent creatures roam by. „ By Bayu Rahanatha
PHOTO THIS PAGE BY BAYU RAHANATHA ALL OTHERS COURTESY OF BALI SAFARI & MARINE PARK

Bali Safari & Marine Park Jalan Bypass Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra, Km 19.8, Gianyar (0361) 751-300 www.balisafarimarinepark.com

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RAJA AMPAT

THE ULTIMATE DESTINATION FOR PICTURE-TAKING ADDICTS
OUR CONTRIBUTOR MUSES ON HIS NUMEROUS TRIPS TO RAJA AMPAT, THE AMAZING SEA LIFE HE SEES WHILE UNDERWATER, AND THE SUBTLETIES HE DOESN’T DISCOVER UNTIL HE REVIEWS HIS SHOTS ON A COMPUTER SCREEN.

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is me.

ave you ever been on liveaboards with photographers whose strobes go off every few seconds

regularly find myself wasting time deleting a series of pictures of a crinoid. Why am I so stupid? In my defense, those fishy things hate the paparazzi more than the British Royal Family does. So the first few pictures are just to get the inevitable blurry shots out the way. And then of course, the subjects of my photos realize they are simply being photographed and not in any danger of being eaten, so they start to tantalizingly put themselves in slightly better poses (proving that fish are as vain as the rest of us). When I dive Raja Ampat (or “Four Kings”) in West Papua, I find that in addition to the unspoiled and colorful coral reef, the fish variety is just so incredible! Everybody says it, but it takes time and the ability to remember fish patterns to really understand just how incredible.

during a dive, like tracer fire? When they surface and you ask how many images they took, they are embarrassed to admit that they have taken several hundred shots, and then they spend the majority of their non-diving time deleting pictures while complaining about how many pictures they took? Well, that guy Every dive trip I tell myself to reduce the number of photos I take. I try to take only a series of pictures of that special fish, that unbelievable vista, that incredible behavior. If it isn’t something special, I tell myself that I’m allowed to take just one “memory shot.” And yet I still

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On my second trip to Raja Ampat I found myself thinking that I had seen this or that fish before, but then I questioned myself and started taking pictures. I soon realized that the fish were of all different species! Just take the Butterflyfish, for example. The variety is unbelievable, with the subtlest differences. In one species the lines go NW-SE, while the next looks almost identical except that the stripes go SW-NE! And then there’s another species with the same stripe pattern but with a dot on its tail. The four different types of Butterflyfish are the Panda Butterflyfish (Chaetodon adiergastos), Black-backed Butterflyfish (Chaetodonmelannotus), Teardrop Butterflyfish (Chaetodon unimaculatus), and Thin-stripey Butterflyfish (Chaetodon stripei). Well, the fourth is indeed not a Butterflyfish at all but the endemic Raja Dottyback (Pseudochromis sp.) – just checking to see if you are still awake. At this stage, some readers might have concluded that that I am “an incredibly boring person” to notice these subtle differences. But if this kind of thing (along with

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stamp collecting and train spotting) fascinates you, Raja Ampat is for you! At Raja Ampat divers have the opportunity to see species that just don’t live anywhere else. It really is a photographer’s heaven, especially if you like to take photos of a huge variety of different species. In addition there are a number of “big fish” sites with manta rays and huge schools of medium-sized fish like trevallies and snappers. The diving is not difficult and most operators understand the tide tables well enough to avoid incidents. On the subject of liveaboards, I have only tried three in Raja Ampat – Shakti, 7 Seas and Damai. I am not going to fall into the trap of seeking favors from any specific operator, so I will not write some honeyed praise about a specific liveaboard in hopes of getting a free trip. Instead, I will say that they were all excellent (in hopes of getting three free trips – hah!).

a photograph, especially a macro, often reveals things you never saw when underwater. Personally, I like small fish and critters. In particular I like taking pictures of gobies, which initially often just look like small red fish. When you see the images on a computer screen, you find patterns and details you never notice underwater. An example of this is the Redspotted Pygmygoby (Eviota albolineata). Furthermore, there are often times when I take a picture of something and completely miss the main feature only to find something great when reviewing on the screen. A good example is my experience with a “big green fish.” When I saw the image on the computer I noticed for the first time the huge Draculalike teeth sticking out (how could I miss that?). This turned out to be a Blackspot Tuskfish (Choerodon schoenleinii), something I had never knowingly seen before.

how anyone can turn down a night dive, ever. If you’re going to go to the trouble and expense of going somewhere like Raja Ampat, and you know you’re only going to do, say, two dives a day, then choose the best dive of the day (whatever the dive master says) and then do the night dive if there is one. The amazing thing about underwater photography is that there is a really good chance that you (yes, you) can take a picture with even modest camera equipment of something that nobody has ever taken before, be this in terms of behavior, a life phase (e.g. a species in juvenile patterns), or even possibly a new species that has not yet been photographed (especially in the case of flatworms and nudibranchs). Neither you nor I will ever take the world’s best shot of a cheetah – that’s been done already – but we have a chance with fish and critters to do just that. I have a number of underwater shots that are better than the pictures in reference books, as judged by a neutral third party (i.e. myself). But I do honestly think my image of Boschma’s

NIGHT DIVING SPECIAL SURPRISES
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Gorgonian Shrimp (Hamodactylus boschmai) is as good as anything I’ve seen in the books. If you are very desperate you can even say things like, “This is probably the best picture taken of blah-blah that has ever been taken at 3 p.m. on a Friday.” I once met a photographer who actually said that, and he wasn’t joking. Which brings me back to the start of this article. Yes, I do take too many pictures, especially when it comes to Raja Ampat, as I am always overwhelmed with the choices and variety. I know my rapid fire shooting might be judged as inconsiderate to certain creatures with sensitive eyes (like pygmy seahorses), so I try hard to censor how many images I take of them. But I still can’t help but take hundreds of shots of light-insensitive underwater panoramic vistas, fish schools, nudibranchs and seastars, for the

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excuses described above. So watch out for me next time you are in Raja Ampat! I’ll be the moron missing the sunset on the boat as I’m either taking or deleting images. Feel free to tell me again to stop taking so many pictures! „ By Colin Marshall
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CAPITALCORNER

Jakarta: Caffeinated
THESE FOUR COFFEE SHOPS MAY NOT LOOK THE SNAZZIEST, BUT THEIR LEGIONS OF FANS PROVE THAT THEY’RE MUST-GOES FOR ALL THE COFFEE AFICIONADOS OUT THERE.

Hayam Wuruk area. At that time coffee was only popular amongst the Dutch, but Liauw’s special blend soon gained popularity with locals, resulting in his decision to close the stall and open the Tek Sun Ho coffee roasting shop. In 2001 Liauw’s great-grandchildren changed the shop’s name to Bakoel Koffie. Their logo is a tribute to the woman from whom Liauw bought his very first coffee beans. Bakoel Koffie now has four branches in Jakarta and Tangerang with their Cikini shop being the favorite due to its strategic location. Bakoel Koffie Cikini sits in a colonial building and makes use of the historic surroundings with a Dutch-Malay

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s one of the largest coffee bean producers in the world, Indonesia has seen a

neighborhood hangout, why not try one of these places to mix things up at bit? Whether historic or relatively new, each one most certainly has its own unique appeal.

mushrooming of coffee houses over the past decade. If you’re feeling slightly bored of the cookie-cutter international coffee chains or just want to take a break from your usual

BAKOEL KOFFIE
This eminent café was first a part of Liauw Tek Siong’s food stall, operated during the 1870s in the

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interior style. Besides being known for their many variations of classic coffee and special blends, Bakoel Koffie is also famous for its blueberry cheesecake, which many customers deem to be the best in town. A favorite hangout for journalists and NGO gatherings, Bakoel Koffie operates from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Price ranges from Rp. 17,000 to Rp. 80,000 and non-smokers need not fret – the second floor is designated specifically for smokers in order to keep the rest of the shop smoke free. Bakoel Koffie Jalan Cikini Raya No. 25 Jalan Senopati Raya No. 92 La Piazza Mall, Kelapa Gading Bintaro Jaya Sektor 7, Tangerang

WARUNG KOPI PHOENAM
Specializing in Toraja coffee (served black or with milk added), Warung Kopi Phoenam has become increasingly popular amongst the coffee enthusiasts of Jakarta. The Wahid Hasyim branch may be a bit dusty but it doesn’t stop visitors from coming in to order their signature thick coffee blend, which has been around since 1946. Warung Kopi Phoenam is a branch of the original Phoenam in Makassar, South Sulawesi. Like the original, Phoenam Jakarta is an “intellectual coffee shop” where people come to have deep conversations about politics or saving the planet or other such weighty topics. Apart from coffee, Phoenam also serves Makassar specialties like mie titi and sop konro. You can also find toast served with homemade kaya jam, delectable banana fritters, and the “jack of all trades” – Indomie instant noodles. Phoenam is open daily from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m and prices range from Rp. 17,000 to Rp. 30,000. Warung Kopi Phoenam Jalan K.H. Wahid Hasyim No. 88

BLUMCHEN COFFEE
Relatively new to the scene, Blümchen was established in 2008 by Korean-born Lee Soo-wang out of his “blooming love for Indonesian coffee,” which explains the German name. Blümchen can also be used to describe the coffee’s aroma. To show their commitment to serving quality coffee, Blümchen offers a very limited food menu, namely only sandwiches and cakes. According to senior barista Anto Sumarjo and spokesperson Hannah Felicia, this decision was made in

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its coffee to select cafes in Surabaya, Bandung, and Bali. Blümchen Coffee Fairground (ex Bengkel Nightpark) SCBD Lot. 14

tip of Sumatera and sell up to seven kilograms of coffee per day. As for how many cups are sold per day, Akwang finds it hard to count! Tak Kie, which means “ordinary gathering place,” was established in 1927 and not much has changed since then. Pictures showing an old peddler and a poster of the movie “Dewi-Dewi” (shot here) hang on the wall alongside several printed publications of the place. Tak Kie’s prices vary from Rp. 10,000 to Rp. 25,000 and you can find various food items such as rice porridge, pork rice and chicken noodles. Contrary to most other establishments, Tak Kie’s customers

WARUNG KOPI ES TAK KIE
Many travelers agree that when in doubt about where to find anything, just go to Chinatown. This goes for those in search of interesting beverages as well. Warung Kopi Es Tak Kie is situated in the crowded Gloria food stall alley of Glodok in Jakarta’s Chinatown. Although order for Blümchen to be known specifically for its coffee. They prefer their baristas to concentrate on making good coffee rather than worry about preparing sophisticated food. Blümchen’s specialty is kopi tubruk, an honest and simple black coffee made from only Indonesian coffee beans. Although Blümchen already has a basic mix for this mug of strong coffee, customers are free to select different beans such as Toraja, Gayo or Mandheling. The shop also has some interesting coffee blends, such as their French Kiss Latte made from Sumatra Lintong coffee. Customers in Jakarta can either come and enjoy their coffee in this cozy, European-style coffee house or take a bag of freshly roasted house brand coffee home. Blümchen is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and prices range from Rp. 20,000 to Rp. 35,000. Blümchen also sends variations, black and coffee milk (served hot or cold), this doesn’t stop customers from flocking there. Open from 6:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. it is crowded year-round, with the exception of Chinese New Year and the end of the Muslim fasting month – the only times it closes. The current owner, Liong Kwang Joe or simply Akwang, is the third generation of his family to run this shop. Akwang and his brother buy coffee from Lampung in the southern this warung sells only two coffee

are also allowed to bring in food from outside vendors. Make sure you don’t miss out on their iced coffee – both the iced black coffee and iced milk coffee are very light and freshening and perfect for cooling down on a hot day. „ Warung Kopi Es Tak Kie Gang Gloria/Pintu Besar Selatan III, Glodok By Shinta Eka
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SAVING SILVERY GIBBONS
The Papandayan has partnered up with the Javan Gibbon Foundation to raise awareness about the rapid decrease of silvery gibbons. Through a variety of activities, hotel guests will have the opportunity to learn how excessive deforestation and illegal poaching endanger the species. They can also show their support by donating US $1 per stay. Proceeds raised from this campaign will be donated in full to the foundation and used for the operation of the Javan Gibbon Centre (JGC) in West Java, which rehabilitates ex-captive gibbons and releases suitable pairs and family groups into protected habitats. The Papandayan Jalan Jenderal Gatot Subroto No. 83, Bandung, (022) 731-0799 www.thepapandayan.com

EARTH HOUR
Alila Jakarta joined millions of people around the world and switched off the lights inside and outside the hotel on March 23 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. in recognition of the ‘Earth Hour’ global campaign. Alila Jakarta employees and their families also participated by turning off the lights in their homes in an effort to save electricity and support the environment. The Earth Hour campaign was initiated by the WWF with the goal of creating greater awareness of global environmental issues. Alila Jakarta was proud to be able to take part for the fourth consecutive year. Alila Jakarta, Jalan Pecenongan Kav 7-17, Jakarta (021) 231-6008, www.alilahotels.com
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KALIMANTAN’S FAVE
Archipelago International has just opened its first trendy select service favehotel in Kalimantan. The favehotel MT Haryono Balikpapan enjoys a privileged location on Jalan MT Haryono, which is in close proximity to both the central business district and Balikpapan’s Sepinggan airport. With 112 fun and fresh rooms, the new favehotel aims to bring edgy design and unprecedented levels of service to Balikpapan’s budget hotel market, providing facilities and amenities usually associated with only the higher end hotels. www.archipelagointernational.com

DAGO DIGS
PHM Hospitality has announced their plans to have THE 1O1 Bandung Dago in operation by the end of 2013. The hotel will feature 160 chic and trendy rooms, meeting rooms, a coffee shop, a swimming pool and gym. THE 1O1 Bandung Dago will be part of the urban renewal process of the legendary Dago area in Bandung, West Java. Pictured here are the Cipta Manunggal Selaras (Gucimas) and the managing director of PHM Hospitality during the groundbreaking ceremony on February 17. www.phm.co.id
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INDONESIAN FILM IN MELBOURNE
The 8th Indonesian Film Festival (IFF) will be taking place at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne from April 26 until May 2. This annual festival strives to present quality Indonesian films that showcase the cultural diversity of Indonesia to an international audience. The IFF is thrilled to collaborate with the Melbourne University Indonesian Student Association (MUISA) this year. The IFF will invite a number of Indonesian public figures to the festival that are involved directly in the making of the films. Audiences will have the chance to participate in Q&A sessions with producers, directors, as well as actors and actresses from the seven films screened this year. Kicking off the festival will be the screening of Modus Anomali, a movie with a fairly unconventional theme in the Indonesian film industry: Thriller. Other films being screened include Hello Goodbye, Sang Pialang, Jakarta Hati, Cinta Tapi Beda, and Di Balik Frekuensi, which will be the only documentary out of the group. Only six out of the seven titles have been announced, with the last film being a surprise screening. Stay tuned by visiting the IFF’s website www.iffmelbourne.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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COMMUNITYCALENDAR

TW(IN)SIDE
The Kendra Gallery is holding an exhibition from March 29 to April 29 showcasing two Balinese painters who apply similar techniques of Balinese traditional painting as the basis of their creative development. Ketut Teja Astawa, a young painter from Sanur, has developed a distinctive style underlain by the Balinese wayang style. As for the late artist Dewa Putu Mokoh, the Pengosekan painting style he learned at a young age has had much influence on his works. Visit the Kendra Gallery in April to see how these two artists from different generations show the progression of contemporary art influenced by traditional Balinese line painting. Kendra Gallery Jalan Drupadi No. 88B, Seminyak (0361) 736-628, www.kendragallery.com

SAVING LIVES
To welcome Earth Day in April this year, THE 1O1 Bali Legian is collaborating with the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI BALI) to hold a blood drive. “1O1 Smart Living – A Way To Save Lives” will take place at THE 1O1 Bali Legian on April 17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is an opportunity for all badge-carrying personnel, including friends and family, to positively impact the community by competing to see who can collectively donate the most blood and ultimately save the most lives. The 1O1 Bali Legian also invites their guests and members of the Bali community to participate in this event. Their goal is to get at least 250 donors, so come out THE 101 Bali Legian Jalan Raya Legian No. 117, Badung (0361) 300-1101 www.the101bali.com
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SEE&SEEN

FUNKY FRESH
Alec Monopoly, the artist who primarily takes his art to the streets of New York, LA, London and Paris, was seen at W BALI from February 26 to March 2. In celebration of the W BALI’s 2nd anniversary, Alec worked on an eyecatching 12m x 4.65m wall mural visible from the front lobby as well as a smaller one in the WOOBAR area in his signature funky style. www.whotels.com/baliseminyak

SULTRY SOUL
On March 8, the legendary Jim Larkin & the Saucy Soul Band with very special guests Magnus Lindgren and Maurice Brown performed at the Jazz Café in Ubud. Jim is an acclaimed ambassador of blues, R&B and soul, and Grammy winners Lindgren and Brown were both stand-out musicians at this year’s Java Jazz Festival. www.jazzcafebali.com

THE GIVING TREE
Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa’s “Tree of Hope” was set up during the Chinese New Year holiday from February 8 to 17, and guests were invited to purchase ornaments to hang on the tree. Donations raised from the tree were given to Yayasan Pembinaan Anak Cacat (Development of Disabled Children Foundation). The tree comes out during major holidays and the money raised gets distributed to children all around Bali. www.nusaduahotel.com

NIGHT SURFING
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Komune Resort and Beach Club threw a party on March 28 to officially launch their new night surfing program under custom built lights. The fearless Bruce Irons took to the waves with his radical aerial maneuvers and guests were treated to DJ sets by the Surecut Kids from Queensland. Night surfing is now held every night at Komune Bali. Pictured here is surfer Putra (Pulu) Hermawan. www.komuneresorts.com/bali
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FOOD & FASHION
The Alana Vasanti Seminyak held a gathering on March 8 to celebrate the opening of their Devali restaurant. In a warm and elegant atmosphere, guests were treated to tapas and a live cooking show from Executive Chef Maxie Millian as well as a runway show with fashions from Putu Aliki and jewelry from Untung Bersama Sejahtera. www.alanahotels.com

GOODNIGHT MOON
Culinary stars are descending on Alila Villas Soori throughout 2013, the most recent being Chef Moon Kyung Soo, the Executive Chef at Mikuni, Fairmont Singapore. On March 22 Chef Moon presented a lavish feast juxtaposing traditional and modern cooking styles. An ardent follower of molecular gastronomy, he paid homage to the richness of authentic Japanese cuisine through delightfully surprising techniques. www.alilavillassoori.comcom/bali

DIGGING IN
On February 13, the Padma Resort Bali held a CSR activity to help SDN 2 Legian plant a garden near the school gates. The elementary school recently moved to a new location and had been particularly lacking shady trees and plants until now. The Padma donated trees and park benches as well as manpower in the form of the Padma staff volunteers, all of which were gratefully received by the school. www.padmaresortbali.com

HUMBLE FESTIVITIES
Ametis Villa Bali celebrated its 2nd anniversary on March 9 with a variety of social activities including a beach cleaning blitz, blood donations, and contributions to social organizations. Ametis also offered a special discount to their guests and gifted those who stayed over the anniversary date with an Amethyst. www.ametisvilla.com

COMMUNITY CARING

NEW RECRUITS
The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali participated in the Starwood Asia Pacific Recruitment Day on March 6 entitled ‘Come, Grow with Starwood!’ Over 500 hospitality graduates and seasoned hoteliers attended to explore the career opportunities offered at Starwood properties across Asia Pacific. This event also took place simultaneously in more than 85 cities throughout the region. www.westin.com/bali
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INFOINDEX
AIRLINES
■ AIRPORT OPERATOR
Tel: (0361) 751-011

■ 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

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

■ 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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