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EMBRACING INDONESIAN HERITAGE
TRADITIONAL DANCE, REMEDIES, CUISINE, CRAFTS AND MORE

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BEAUTIFUL INDONESIA
‘Om Swastiastu...’ Indonesia with its thousands of islands, intriguing rites and rituals, and nuances in language and culture never fails to provide us with things to marvel at and write about. We decided to dedicate this issue to exposing the richness of Indonesian culture, as there are so many things specific to this country and so much to explore! Some people travel to Indonesia to study the culture while others are drawn here by their fascination with the traditional arts and crafts. Turn to LIFESTYLE & LEISURE to read about our trip to Klungkung to learn about ikat fabrics with a visiting designer from New York City. You can also turn to CAPITAL CORNER to read about Indonesian designers who have been successfully transforming batik and ikat fabrics into sensational modern pieces. Also included in this issue are articles about beautiful properties that have been part of Bali’s tourism industry for decades, promoting the best of what this country has to offer from the very beginning. We also cover a new restaurant offering tasty local cuisine and jamu class, where guests can learn how to make some of Indonesia’s favorite herbal remedies. There is obviously so much that can be discussed when it comes to Indonesia’s heritage, which makes us really proud of the diversity and uniqueness! We hope this issue helps to reignite the fire you have in your hearts for this beautiful archipelago, as it has done for us.

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1 Anggara Mahendra is a Balinese photographer based in Denpasar. He is currently working on personal documentary projects related to cultural, social, and environmental issues. 2 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

3 Bayu Rahanatha is a lecturer at Udayana University and a Marketing Communications specialist. He also has his own business in tourism but still finds time to continue his writing hobby. 4 Dwi Putri Ratnasari is a writer who dreams of publishing a book and filming a documentary about cultural festivals in Indonesia. 5 Dewi Irma has a wide range of interests from fashion, art, design, music and food, to traveling. She dreams of having a cafe & bar of her own in the future.

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INVITE&INDULGE
FRESH & NATURAL
Take a peek into the expansive spa complex at Nusa Dua Beach Hotel

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"Tajen"
By Agus Wijaya

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PADMA RESORT LEGIAN

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A great place for a family getaway with exciting developments on the way

CRAFT&CULTURE
SUBAYA VILLAGE
A visit to a village in Kintamani to see their special dance-filled ceremony

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PONDERINGPOINT
REWIND & FAST FORWARD
Three things that will hopefully keep Bali as enchanting as ever

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

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KLUNGKUNG COLORS
Beautiful ikat and songket fabrics woven at the loom in East Bali

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FIRST COLUMN PHOTO COURTESY OF PETANI RESTAURANT, SECOND COLUMN BY AGUS WIJAYA, THIRD COLUMN COURTESY OF SABABAY WINERY

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

DINE&DELIGHTS
PETANI RESTAURANT & SOP BUNTUT BOROBUDUR
A couple options to get your fix of Indonesian favorites in Ubud and Kuta

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

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COEXIST
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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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TANJUNG BIRA
An area in South Sulawesi that boasts soft white sand and towering Phinisi ships ACTION&ATTRACTION
TRADITIONAL REMEDIES
Step into this quiet sanctuary to learn how to make jamu

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SHOPPING SPREE
From batik to indie fashion, these are the brands and places you need to know in Jakarta
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C-SIDE VIEWS
Aston Bali Beach Resort & Spa invites you to visit their newly renovated Grand Benoa Resto, and have your choice of four Indonesian dishes during lunch and dinner for only Rp. 180,000++ per person. Alternatively, you can take advantage of the Wood Fire Pizza promotion at their By The C Restaurant. Starting from Rp. 75,000++ per person, enjoy a wide selection of unique pizzas like spicy chicken tandoor, pollo el crema, tropicale, and caprosiosa. Aston Bali Beach Resort & Spa Jalan Pratama 68X, Tanjung Benoa (0361) 773-577

FRAGRANT & FLAVORFUL
Bali Hyatt has some exciting new selections for you to try at Cupak Bistro. The Executive Chef is presenting an array of dishes from various parts of Indonesia such as Nyat Nyatan Kambing (Balinese braised lamb stew), Belayag (roasted chicken, rice cakes and vegetable curry soup), and Tuna Bakar Rica-Rica (char-grilled yellow fin tuna steak with green chili sambal and water spinach). While you’re at it, try one of the well-loved local desserts like Es Cendol and Jackfruit Pudding, and enjoy the best of Indonesian flavors! Bali Hyatt, Jalan Danau Tamblingan No. 89, Sanur (0361) 281-234, www.bali.resort.hyatt.com

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GIFT TO MOTHERS
Bridges presents a Mother’s Day brunch buffet on May 12, a sharing experience that allows guests to sample an array of delicious dishes at a leisurely pace. The brunch will be served in their beautiful riverside dining room from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and accompanied by live classical music and poetry. Brunch is Rp. 280,000++ for adults and Rp. 180,000++ for children up to 12 years of age. A percentage of the proceeds from the brunch will go towards Yayasan Bumi Sehat to help efforts helping Balinese mothers give natural births. After Mother’s Day, the brunch will be served every Sunday. Bridges Bali, Jalan Campuhan, Ubud (0361) 970-095, www.bridgesbali.com
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GIFT TO SHARE
Alila Villas Soori presents a meaningful “Gift to Share” program to benefit the local community. Gift to Share offers a complimentary night’s stay for every night booked as a gift to guests, and guests are encouraged to donate an amount in place of the complimentary room (minimum of $250). These donations will go towards providing learning aids for the students of neighboring elementary schools. Gift to Share is valid for guests staying in the Mountain Pool Villa ($565 per night) or Beach Pool Villa ($645 per night) between April 1 and July 15. Alila Villas Soori, Banjar Dukuh, Desa Kelating, Tabanan, (0361) 894-6388 www.alilahotels.com/soori

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FREE FLOW
Soleil presents an exquisite dinner set menu created by high profile chefs with truly global backgrounds. Treat yourself to free flow wine and a magnificent view of the Indian Ocean at these opulent free flow dinners, available every Friday and Saturday from 6 to 10:30 p.m. For further inquiries please call The Mulia or email soleil.reception@themulia.com. The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas - Nusa Dua, Bali Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Kawasan Sawangan (0361) 301-7777 ext. 6010, www.themulia.com

FUN MEAL FOR FOUR
Golden Lotus at Bali Dynasty Resort is offering a special promotion on their signature Peking Duck from May 1 to July 31. The duck, carved at the table by the Chef, will be served three different ways – the crispy duck skin will be rolled in Chinese pancakes and cooked with black bean sauce, cucumbers and spring onions; the duck meat will be cooked with black bean sauce and vegetables; and the duck bones will be used as stock for a delicious soup with vegetables. A whole duck is available for only Rp. 236,000 net and is enough to treat four people to this delightful delicacy. Golden Lotus at Bali Dynasty Resort Jalan Kartika, Tuban, South Kuta, (0361) 752-403 www.balidynasty.com

INSIDER’S EXPERIENCE
For the first time ever, the four chefs at the helm of Bali’s culinary scene are coming together to host a very special dining event called ‘Four Chefs And A Feast.’ Will Meyrick of Sarong, Chris Salans of Mozaic, Phil Davenport of Ku De Ta, and Nicolas ‘Doudou’ Tourneville of Metis will get together on May 22 at the Mozaic Beach Club to prepare something completely different from anything you’ve been to before. There will be live behind-the-scenes footage from the kitchen and the chefs will mingle with guests throughout the night to share their stories and offer insight into the dishes they’ve created for the evening. Tickets are Rp. 1,400,000 and inclusive of champagne on arrival, pre-dinner sunset drinks, a four course dining experience with matching wine, and cocktails to celebrate afterwards. Tickets can be purchased directly from Mozaic, Sarong, Metis and Ku De Ta. As seats are limited, it is recommended to secure tickets online first by emailing nurul@kudeta.net. Mozaic Beach Club, Jalan Batu Belig, Seminyak (0361) 473-5796, www.mozaic-beachclub.com

THE BIG 3-0
Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa celebrates its 30th anniversary on May 28 and is offering great deals for guests looking to have a weekend beach getaway in May. A room package for a two-night stay will go for Rp. 3,250,000 net including breakfast for two, return airport transfers, and one time dinner for two persons. Families can also enjoy a discount period. On top of that, every guest will get Rp. 300,000 in Resort Credit for F&B and Spa during their stay. This promo is available for a May 1 to 31 stay period. Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa, BTDC Lot North 4, Nusa Dua (0361) 771-210, www.nusaduahotel.com
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BLOSSOM & VELVET
Sababay Winery has introduced two new premium wines – Pink Blossom and Black Velvet, both made from the Alphonse Lavallée grape variety that is grown in Bali. Pink Blossom is a rosé characterized by fresh berry, lychee and guava aromas. It is youthful and refreshing; a great choice as an aperitif. Black Velvet is a red wine with a brilliant dark ruby tone and notes of ripe berry, plum, roasted oak and a hint of nutmeg. Light bodied with spicy fruit flavor, it goes well with a large range of Asian cuisines. www.sababaywinery.com

TOP LUXURY
The St. Regis Bali Resort was recognized as The Best Luxury Resort at the Hospitality Investment World (HIW) Indonesia Hotel Awards 2013, and awarded the prestigious Gold Medal Award for Top Luxury Resort Design at the Hospitality Design Furniture Luxurious Project Asia Awards 2013. These awards area testament to the level of service and luxury at the St. Regis Bali, and yet another milestone for this exquisite property. The St. Regis Bali Resort BTDC Lot S6, Nusa Dua (0361) 847-8111 www.starwoodhotels.com/stregis/bali

NEW TO THE SCENE
Anantara Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa proudly presents Chef Kai Kauder as their new Executive Chef. A talented chef with more than 18 years of experience, he is new to Bali having recently been transferred from the Anantara Hua Hin Resort & Spa in Thailand. Chef Kai is passionate about a wide range of cooking styles but his guilty pleasure will always be his mother’s recipe for German lentils with Spatzle and Frankfurter. Chef Kai will oversee the Sono Tepannyaki restaurant,360 Rooftop Dining & Lounge, and Splash Poolside Retreat. Anantara Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa Jalan Pemutih, Labuan Sait, Uluwatu (0361) 895-7555 www.bali-uluwatu.anantara.com

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COMMUNAL KITCHEN
Mejekawi is a tasting kitchen and laboratory concept by the team behind KU DE TA Bali. Located on the second floor of KU DE TA, it will offer 3-course and 11-course tasting menus showcasing high-technique cuisine influenced by local specialties. Look forward to a playful and interactive dining experience with hidden courses for an element of surprise! Mejekawi by KU DE TA will be open to the public in May and cooking demonstrations, classes, wine tastings,and guest chef dinners will start in June. Group bookings will be accepted from Sundays to Thursdays and the remaining days reserved for walk-ins. Mejekawi by KU DE TA Jalan Kayu Aya No. 9, Seminyak (0361) 736-969, www.kudeta.net

LOCAL FLAIR
Favehotel Seminyak is pleased to announce Chef Kadek Oten Sujana as their new Head Chef. Chef Kadek has experience working at various luxurious hotels around Bali such as The Mulia Bali, Conrad Bali Resort & Spa, and Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts Bali. At Favehotel Seminyak he will oversee the Lime Restaurant, imparting his skills to the team whilst embodying the fun and friendly Favehotel attitude. Favehotel Seminyak - Bali Jalan Abimanyu (Dhyana Pura) No. 9A, Seminyak (0361) 739-000 www.seminyak.favehotels.com

BOOK ON THE FLY
HotelQuickly is a same-day hotel booking mobile application that allows users to find the best last-minute hotel deals. Participating hotels update their late. HotelQuickly has a network of over 100 hotels in Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia. It is fast, convenient, and perfect for frequent travelers who don’t have a specific hotel in mind but want to get the best deal. www.hotelquickly.com
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HEAD TO THE HILLS
OUR CONTRIBUTOR TAKES US ALONG ON HIS JOURNEY TO KINTAMANI WHERE HE WAS ABLE TO WITNESS A SPECIAL CEREMONY CALLED THE USABA DESA.

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comes from the word semaya or sebaya, which by way of inflection became Subaya. “Su” means good and “Baya” means divine agreement, so some villagers define the name as a place that is safe from all sorts of danger. Historically, the villagers came from the northern coast of Singaraja but chose to reside in these
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In the seventh month of the Balinese pawukon calendar the village community of Subaya holds a ceremony known as the Usaba Desa, which takes place at the village’s Bale Agung Temple. This rite is associated with the series of Pujawali ceremonies in the village, with offerings presented to

the deities Ratu Sakti of the Puseh Temple, Ratu Ngurah of the Mende Temple and Ida Batara of the Bangsing Temple. At the height of the celebration last year, sacred dances were performed from 7 p.m. until midnight. Among the sacred dances were the Baris Truna, Rejang Adat,

hills due to an inter-village war that broke out on the coast and because pirates frequently came to loot their village. Currently there are 1,205 inhabitants within this traditional village, one administrative banjar, and one village head.

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THE SACRED DANCE OF DARPANA, PERFORMED BY VILLAGE YOUTH, MARKED THE START OF THE USABA DESA. THEY PRESENTED OFFERINGS TO THE VILLAGE ELDERS.
Baris Gede, Baris Jojor, Baris Presi, and the Baris Dadap. Their costumes resembled that of common Baris dances, yet the facial decorations were much simpler and done without the special makeup features that are so common in ceremonies held in Denpasar. The following morning, villagers brought towering gebogan arrangements filled with various fruits to the Bale Agung Temple that is located in the village center. Traditional guards known as pecalang were on patrol to secure the processions, while four rain stoppers were busy carrying out their duties to ensure clear skies over the course of the ceremony. The sacred dance of Darpana, performed by village youth, marked the start of the Usaba Desa. They presented offerings to the village elders, followed by igel wayah

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featuring an ear dance. Ketut Suar, the village administrative head of Desa Subaya, explained that only village leaders or elders who have been purified and are sitting at the Bale Pesamuan hall are allowed to perform this dance. Next was the Baris Truna dance performed by young unmarried village men in simple costumes. Rejang Adat was presented by village maidens and then Baris Gede, which features spears and intricate costumes, was performed by village adults. There were also several other types of Baris dances presented at the ceremony including Baris Jojor, which resembles the Baris Gede dance but with the spears only carried on shoulders, attributed to battles of the past. A round horned shield is

characteristic of the Baris Presi, with choreography that differs largely from the Baris Gede and Jojor, as it features moves that are more fluid and the performer occasionally smiles during his performance. The Baris Linjong dance followed, which was similar to the Baris Presi in featuring a shield, but a more elongated version. Finally, youths dressed as a civil guard, a gambler, a barong made

out of cardboard, and a drunkard performed acts in the temple’s central courtyard. Their operetta presented episodes inspired by daily life where a drunkard and a gambler were raided by a civil guard. As a finale, the Subaya villagers conducted prayers at the Bale Agung Temple, asking for blessings and welfare for a better and balanced life. „ By Anggara Mahendra

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KLUNGKUNG COLORS
IKAT PATTERNS HAVE BECOME VERY TRENDY AND MUCH SOUGHT AFTER IN RECENT YEARS, SO MUCH SO THAT SOME DESIGNERS TRAVEL ALL THE WAY TO THIS LITTLE ISLAND TO LEARN ABOUT IT FIRSTHAND.

t was a bright and sunny morning just after the Easter weekend when I stepped into the lobby of the W Retreat & Spa Bali - Seminyak. Although

them. I imagined they were off to some exciting adventure at sea or perhaps getting an early start on a day of Seminyak shopping. I soon saw another fresh face enter the lobby – Whitney Pozgay, designer of the label WHIT, dressed in a cute black and white sundress from her line. It was no coincidence to see her there, for indeed we were gathered specifically just to meet

her. The up-and-coming designer had traveled all the way from New York to garner inspiration from this tropical paradise.

the holiday weekend was over, the resort was still bustling with activity. Looking around I couldn’t help but envy the some of the guests, looking fresh and fabulous with small brighteyed children running ahead of

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WHITNEY WAS QUICKLY USHERED INTO THE PRODUCTION AREA TO LEARN ALL ABOUT THE PROCESSES FROM TWO LOVELY AND FRIENDLY BALINESE WOMEN.

Council of Fashion Designers of America to help the next generation of fashion designers in New York City. Whitney Pozgay was selected to participate in the program, and if you’ve never heard of her I wager you will soon. Take a peek at Whitney’s Instagram account and you’ll see recent photos of her with the legendary designer Diane von Furstenberg. Important figures in the fashion industry have undoubtedly taken notice and this is just the beginning. Her Spring 2013 collection was full of unique silhouettes, bright colors, and eye-catching patterns that would definitely look at home in Bali. W is helping promising designers

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like Whitney by offering an “inspiration trip” to a W urban or resort destination anywhere in the
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referred to as ‘kain rangrang’ and the patterns and designs are passed down through the generations. It takes three months to make one vibrant piece of fabric and the process involves large traditional wooden looms.

woven ikat fabric costs about Rp. 800,000. Songket fabric requires more time and energy due to the special silver or gold colored threads woven into the patterns, so prices for those fabrics can start at about Rp. 1,300,000. Once these beautiful fabrics reach Jakarta or beyond they can go for much more. Jakarta women love when Indonesian fabric or craft conventions are held on their home turf, and they will easily snatch up pieces like these for Rp. 3,000,000 or more. Often times these ikat fabrics are worn in a traditional way for weddings and social events, other times they are brought to seamstresses and transformed into modern skirts. Trendy ikat and

world. As Whitney elected the W Bali, she will draw creativity for her Spring 2014 collection from her experiences in the island of the gods. As part of her itinerary, the W Bali planned a day trip to Klungkung in East Bali, and I was happy to come along for the ride.

FRUIT OF THE LOOM
We visited the Werdhi Budaya fabric factory, which has been in operation since 1982. Whitney was quickly ushered into the production area to learn all about the processes from two lovely and friendly Balinese women. I hovered out front near the shop for a bit to chat with a kind man named Pak Sena, who explained to me that for simple patterns a single piece of

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We were headed to Klungkung specifically in search of traditional ikat fabrics. The Klungkung area is reachable by car, about two hour’s drive from Seminyak, a bit more if you hit traffic along the way. In this specific area of East Bali fabrics are

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IN RECENT YEARS IKAT HAS EXPLODED ONTO THE INTERNATIONAL FASHION SCENE AND YOU CAN SEE IKAT PATTERNS ON EVERYTHING FROM BLOUSES TO BAGS TO ARMCHAIR UPHOLSTERY.

was quite enthusiastic as she chatted with the local women and certainly seemed inspired when seeing “the real deal.” In recent years ikat has exploded onto the international fashion scene and you can see ikat patterns on everything from blouses to bags to armchair upholstery. Of course, these are all printed and not woven the traditional way. I hope that one day ikat origins will be more common knowledge, so that rather than being referred to as some “cool ethnic print” people will know that ikat designs are passed down through many generations, crafted for months by the nimble songket skirts that you see nowadays require about 1.5 pieces of fabric. After my chat with Pak Sena, I entered the area housing the wooden looms where ten or so women sat weaving gorgeous ikat and songket. I marveled at the open air space and the turquoise, cherry red, tangerine, royal purple, and fuchsia pieces in progress. With friendly smiles the women allowed me to watch their weaving process, done with such speed that it looked to be second nature. Some seemed amused to see my in-awe face, which I just couldn’t help. Whitney W Retreat & Spa Bali - Seminyak Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak (0361) 473-8106 www.wretreatbali.com women, and a very important part of Indonesian heritage. „ By Mutia Adisoma
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FARMER’S SECRET
IF YOU’RE THE KIND OF TRAVELLER WHO LIKES TO BE IMMERSED IN THE LOCAL CULTURE BUT WITH ALL THE COMFORTS OF HOME, THEN THIS IS THE PERFECT INCLUSION TO YOUR ITINERARY.

sophistication into their Ubud surrounds. As co-owner Jimmy commented, “If Kuta is Feta cheese, then Ubud is Haloumi!” The husband and wife team of Jimmy Gunawan and Michelle Tanaja complement each other perfectly with their tasteful, stylish design and huge emphasis on the harmonious balance of local culture and tradition. Local traditional dishes dominate 80% of the menu, though there are still options for foreigners seeking some home comforts. As Chef Made Siharta explained, “Most restaurants in the vicinity focus on tourist menus. But instead, Petani wants to introduce the local culture through their food.”

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s part of the Alaya Resort, the Petani Restaurant cleverly interweaves cultural and nature-loving

eat daily. I took in the earth toned décor featuring various incarnations of their signature farmer’s hat, and soon a brown ceramic bowl of snack-sized purple sweet potato chips was delivered. Dipped in garlic aioli, it was a striking starter! In the mood for healthy food and feeling cool from the breezy, open restaurant design, the Organic Green Vegetables Soup sounded like an appealing entrée. It was more like a chilled Gazpacho by the time I was ready to stop admiring the intricate pattern on the soup surface

inscribed using cream of cucumber, mint and yoghurt. It tasted delicious, with the broccoli and spinach blended smoothly enough to allow repeated mouthfuls. It was so easy to drink (maybe this is a good tip for the parents out there – invest in a blender if you want your kids to eat their greens)! What was especially appealing was that there weren’t any overpowering spices added to disguise the taste of the vegetables. The design was a representation of the interconnectedness of the 7 chakras, perhaps a gentle reminder

TASTE OF INDONESIA
Typically Ubud is famous for its suckling pig or crispy duck, so Petani has created their own hybrid called Suckling Duck. The other local dishes comprise simple food that farmers

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that we were in yoga-loving Ubud and next door to the Yoga Barn. The next dish to come out was the nasi bungkus, beautifully wrapped in its trademark banana leaf. Help from the waiter was enlisted to unwrap the gift with minimal disturbance to its surrounds. Such surrounds included chicken satay, chilli egg, fish sambal matah, tofu and tempeh, crackers and more chili. The variety served as a brilliant introduction to traditional Indonesian ingredients and the combination of flavors and spices were ‘foreigner friendly’ too, making the introduction to local cuisine a very smooth and tasty one. Of course there was the option of adding in extra heat if desired, with the extra chilli on the side. The banana leaf performed its role elegantly, maintaining the moistness and freshness of the rice and allowing the flavors in the ‘lauk’ to infuse naturally into the dish. another course was justifiable. As an introduction to Indonesian delights this time, the Local Sweet Temptation was the perfect choice. Containing a selection of six bite-sized portions, the colorful platter of earthy textures was divided evenly. The manis klepon, or rice flour cake, came in the shape of a perfect square with the consistency and appearance of hardened green jelly. Rolled in coconut, the palm sugar sweetness was offset. Perhaps it was the influence of the pandanus and suji leaves hiding in the dish? The pisang goreng, a childhood favorite, was different from the usual battered variety. Their preparation gave the banana fritters a delicate appearance, and the generous sprinkles of cinnamon rather than sugar were also welcomed. The bubur injin (black rice pudding) was akin to Japanese red bean sweets, with a depth of sweetness that really satisfies. Judging by the expressions

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The ‘Local Sweet Tempation’ is a perfect dessert platter for sharing.

of the guests, the other selections of singkong (cassava), lukis (sticky rice cake) and dadar gulung (crepes with
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with the cool theme though, I chose a mixture of cucumber, lemongrass, coconut, and mint juice to bring the feast to a close.

Satay Market from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. is fast gaining popularity amongst the local community too, welcoming families and music lovers with its live entertainment and jamu concoctions. „ By Janelle Maree Petani Restaurant Jalan Hanoman, Ubud (0361) 972-200 www.alayaubud.com

grated coconut) were also winners. As far as dessert indulgences go, this one was relatively guilt-free sans ice cream, cream, chocolate or icing! Coffee aficionados will be impressed with their Lamarzocco machine on the benchtop, and would not be able to resist a hot cup as the perfect finale. Keeping

SUNDAY SATAY
Petani has all the elements, especially for the visitor to Bali who would like a sampler of local cuisine, in style. With an eye for design and the finesse to execute, Trip Advisor is going to be very busy with this one! The Sunday

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DELICIOUS OXTAIL
WHENEVER FIRST-TIME VISITORS TO INDONESIA ASK ME TO ABOUT LOCAL DISHES THAT THEY SHOULDN’T MISS OUT ON, SOP BUNTUT ALWAYS MAKES IT TO THE TOP OF THE LIST.

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xtail soup might sound a tad off-putting to some, but hear me out when

falls right off the bone. My mother’s recipe takes the cake in my opinion, but isn’t that always the case with dishes that are near and dear to our hearts? A close second in my book that never fails to leave me happy and satisfied is the legendary Sop Buntut Borobudur. Mention ‘Sop Buntut Borobudur’ to any Indonesian and it is likely that they will know exactly what you are talking about, especially if they have ever lived and worked in the Jakarta area. The recipe is decades old and

a favorite with young and old alike. The good news is that you can now find it here in Bali!

HUMBLE BEGINNINGS
This particular recipe for oxtail soup comes from the Bogor Café at Hotel Borobudur, hence the name Sop Buntut Borobudur. It is said that the soup was first sold by a street vendor right outside the hotel in the 1970s, and it was so delicious that they asked the vendor to come inside and cook in the kitchen of the Bogor Café.

I say this dish is definitely worth pulling out your ‘brave card’ and having a go. Put your preconceived notions aside because in all honesty it is not as scary as the name might suggest. Hearty and comforting, the dish consists of a savory broth and meat that is tender and juicy. When done correctly, the meat

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Their recipe is now iconic, leading to the opening of another branch of the Bogor Café at the Pacific Place Mall in 2010, much to the delight of office workers in the area.

three menu items came with a side of white rice, emping crackers, acar (Indonesian pickled salad), extra chili sauce, and a lime. I was quite happy with the size of the oxtail pieces in my soup. The broth was steaming hot and the savory nature of it made the white rice a perfect accompaniment. The Fried Oxtail was delightfully crispy but surprisingly not oily, and the rich flavor of it tasted great combined with the acar, which helped to lighten up the palate. As for the Grilled Oxtail – it was tender, sweet, and fell right off the bone. We were some very happy campers at the end of that meal, to say the least. A medium sized portion of oxtail at The Pond Restaurant goes for Rp. 78,000++, and a large goes for Rp. 118,000++. Come with an Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel Jalan Kartika Plaza, South Kuta (0361) 751-067 www.discoverykartikaplaza.com appetite because their portions are generous! The Pond Café is open 24 hours a day and seven days a week, serving not only oxtail but also other favorites from around Indonesia. They also have takeaway as an option! „ By Mutia Adisoma

HERE IN BALI
Hotel Borobudur happens to be a sister hotel to the Discovery Kartika
PHOTOS COURTESTY OF DISCOVERY KARTIKA PLAZA HOTEL

Plaza Hotel in Kuta, and they have worked together to make the famous soup available to customers in Bali. The Pond Restaurant at the Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel not only features the original oxtail soup but also fun variations such as Oxtail Fried Rice, Oxtail Penyet, and Oxtail Balado. During my most recent visit to The Pond we ordered the original Borobudur Oxtail Soup, Fried Oxtail, and Grilled Oxtail. Each of the

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INVITE&INDULGE

FRESH & NATURAL
NEW PROPERTIES AND SPAS SEEM TO BE POPPING UP AROUND THE ISLAND DAILY, BUT FOR THIS EDITION WE DECIDED TO VISIT ONE OF THE ‘SENIORS’ OF HOSPITALITY AND TAKE A PEEK INTO THEIR EXPANSIVE SPA COMPLEX.

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he Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa has been around since the eighties, watching Bali develop and transform into

The Spa at The Nusa Dua Beach Hotel is spread over 5,000 square meters and aims to increase the health and wellbeing of their visitors, who are making an effort to mitigate the negative effects of modern day living. The Spa provides a natural experience, paying tribute to the island of Bali and its ancient beauty traditions while conforming to international standards.

EXTENSIVE FACILITIES
During my visit to The Nusa Dua Spa I noticed couples and groups of three passing through the spa lobby who did not look to be guests of the hotel. Rather, they seemed to be on their way home from work and looking for a bit of exercise. After I inquired I learned that this was indeed the case; within the spa complex there is a sports center

the popular and bustling tourist destination it is now. This month it is having its 30th anniversary, and we do believe that three decades in the industry is worth having the spotlight shone on them for a bit!

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and memberships are welcome. The sports center includes a gym equipped with body sculpting and cardiovascular exercise equipment, basketball courts, tennis courts, squash courts, and a four meter climbing wall. In addition to the sports center, members also have access to the rest of the spa complex, which boasts a 25-meter lap pool, plunge pools, aromatic saunas, steam rooms, Jacuzzi and separate locker rooms for men and women. You’ll also find individual massage rooms, private spa pavilions, a spa villa, the Spa Café, and the Spa Essentials Shop located near the entrance where traditionally blended oils and eco-

friendly products are available for purchase.

FRUIT PUNCH
The menu at The Nusa Dua Spa has quite a bit to choose from, but some of the more popular ‘rituals’ include the Latte Detox, Spicy Detox, Lil Booster and Pure Rejuvenation. These last anywhere from 1.5 hours to 4 hours, depending on the package chosen. During my visit I chose the 90 minute Fruit Punch ritual, which started with a foot wash and continued with a 50 minute massage using fresh avocado (fresh papaya is also an option). It was the first time I had ever been massaged with a fresh fruit mixture instead of

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Hotel & Spa is offering various specials including Rp. 300,000 in resort credit that hotel guests can put towards Food & Beverage or Spa during their stay. When you book a 60 minute massage such as the Traditional Balinese Massage, Bamboo Massage or Herbal Compress, you’ll also enjoy a complimentary 30 minute treatment – your choice of a ‘sweet and salty scrub,’ a foot massage or a refreshing facial. These anniversary offers are available during stay massage oil, a welcome change for my skin. After having a milk and honey conditioner applied all over, I rinsed off and then relaxed for 20 minutes in a warm milk bath while snacking on a muesli bar and hot ginger tea. I enjoyed the ritual thoroughly and found it was just the right amount of time – not too long and not too short. Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa periods from May 1 to 31 only. „ By Regina Indraswari
PHOTOS COURTESY OF NUSA DUA BEACH HOTEL & SPA

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
In celebration of its 30th anniversary on May 28, The Nusa Dua Beach

BTDC Lot North 4, Nusa Dua (0361) 771-210 www.nusaduahotel.com

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FAMILY FRIENDLY
TWENTY- TWO YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, WARM STAFF, AND A WELCOMING ATMOSPHERE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE GREAT THINGS THE PADMA RESORT HAS TO OFFER.
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friend in Jakarta recently asked me about family friendly accommodations in Bali. She wanted to

travelers abound. This may be due to the spacious nature of the property, which helps to mitigate the noise (when you explore it for the first time it is almost like trying to navigate a maze!), or because there is a good mix of honeymooners and older travelers who choose to stay there as well. In any case, I realized how family oriented it was when I was walking back to my room mid-morning after popping into Padma’s Lotus Salon for a quick manicure-pedicure. As I passed a black dragon sculpture that

seemed to emerge from the ground, I couldn’t help but notice a group of children sitting side by side like little ducks in a row, all facing the same direction with their backs to me and many of them fidgeting with excitement. I then noticed a young woman who had just stood up after placing a small item in a nook of the dragon sculpture. “Are you ready?” she called out. The children bounced up and down eagerly in response. “Seven minutes starts from now. And…GO!” At once they scattered, searching under

be close to all the action but have a relaxing, lush, and inviting place to come back to. Fresh off of my visit to Padma Resort in Legian, I knew exactly which place to recommend.

ARE YOU READY?
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rocks, behind trees, and around the sculpture. It was a scavenger hunt put on by the Kids Club, and the ten or so children I observed seemed to absolutely love it, calling out with joy every time someone managed to find a hidden item. Watching the children made me think about my experience earlier that day at breakfast. I’ll admit that I had been a bit pre-occupied with their expansive buffet, but I do remember noticing many families. Some had small children and some had teenagers, but they were all as absorbed with the impressive spread as I was. I recalled seeing one of the chefs help a small boy with a plate that looked too big for his little hands. After relieving

him of the loaded plate, the small boy immediately took the chef’s hand and they walked together back to his table. It was one of the most heartwarming scenes I had witnessed in quite some time.

COMFORTS & CONVENIENCES
Aside from the wonderful breakfast and ample space for kids to play and explore, you’ll find the rest of the facilities also do not disappoint. The pathways are lined with pretty gardens and carved sculptures and some paths are even shaded by thatched roofs. The architecture of the entire property veers toward the traditional and you’ll especially notice this in the lobby, the building

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facades, and the kid’s pool area. The kid’s pool is adorned with a beautiful decoration of a Barong, a Balinese mythical creature that is a protector and a representation of good. The rooms are also very comfortable. The ground floor rooms have a garden area to sit and chat in and the rooms above have spacious balconies. No need to worry about feeling crammed between an outdoor drying rack and clunky furniture – it is quite the opposite here. The rooms boast enough room for a daybed on the side and the bathrooms are also sizable. The Padma even has rooms with connecting doors so you can

feel close to the rest of your family or group. Speaking of interconnected rooms, the Padma Legian is offering a special for families, valid for two adults and two children up to 17 years of age. Through the ‘Family Offer’ you can book two interconnecting rooms and

fret about your children no longer. The room types included in the offer are the Family Garden Club Chalet, Family Deluxe Chalet, Family Deluxe and Family Deluxe Lagoon rooms. The room for the adults features a comfortable double bed and the second room is equipped with two twin beds. A 25% discount also

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exciting things in development. First and foremost is the stage under construction, adjacent to the Donbiu Restaurant. Surrounded by a pond and featuring modern sculptures, it will be a beautiful place to watch dances and performances without having to leave the property. Aside from that the Garden Club Lounge is being renovated, as is the Kids Club, which will re-open with fresh new paint and added activities for your little ones. Great strides forward for applies to the second room through the special package. On top of that your family will get daily breakfast buffet, in-room Internet access, a 50% discount at the Lotus beauty salon (valid for hair spa, waxing, manicure and pedicure), and return airport transfers for a minimum of two nights. This Family Offer will be available throughout the rest of this year. Padma Resort Bali at Legian Jalan Padma No. 1, Legian (0361) 752-111 www.padmaresortbali.com this legendary property in Legian.„ By Mutia Adisoma
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PONDERINGPOINT

REWIND AND FAST FORWARD
THIS ISLAND AND HAS GONE THROUGH A LOT, BUT LOOK CLOSELY – IT STILL OLDS THE ABILITY TO ENCHANT HOLDS ENCHANT, TO CAPTURE HEARTS HEARTS, AND TO WOO PEOPLE INTO NEVER GOING HOME.
A TREASURE UNEARTHED
For centuries, Bali has been a “most wanted” destination. As early as the year 1597, when the Dutch first landed in Bali, Cornelieus Houtman dealt with the problem of his sailors refusing to leave the island to sail back to their country. They believed they had found their dream home in Bali. A similar reaction came from the French nobleman Henri de la Falaise in the early 1930s. He had sailed for 32 days to reach the island and was so stunned by the beauty of its nature, the richness of its culture, and the hospitality of the Balinese people that he was inspired to make a movie of it. However, instead of making a documentary about the island he decided to make the first romance movie set in Bali, which was later distributed by Paramount pictures. In 1935 the film “Legong (dance of the virgins)” was released. It was a sensation, and what made people crazy about it at the time was the beautiful landscape, the gamelan (Balinese percussion) and the dancing. Since then everyone from artists to the rich and famous have selected Bali as their holiday destination of choice. A unique fact about the island is that even after a disaster, the recovery takes only a short amount of time. According to locals, when Mount Agung erupted some visitors decided to stay to witness the eruption and continue their holiday in Bali. Several days after the eruption, small rocks produced by the eruption became the best selling Balinese souvenir. Why did the visitors stay? It was not only due to the novelty of the situation, but according to several publications it was because of the Balinese hospitality, the culture, and natural landscape that helped make visitors feel comfortable about staying on the island.

UPS AND DOWNS
World War II was obviously not good for tourism in Bali. But after Indonesia’s independence the Indonesian government had the Ngurah Rai airport built as well as Bali’s first hotel, The Grand Bali Beach Hotel located in Sanur. It was an amazing moment for the island’s tourism industry. However another downturn happened in 1963 with the eruption of Mount Agung.

21ST CENTURY BALI
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THE ISLAND IS ABOUT TO BECOME A TOURISM DESTINATION THAT WILL BE ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE ALL THE NEEDS AND DESIRES OF ITS VISITORS.
made headlines all around the world. But by the end of 2008 the tourism industry in Bali had recovered and has had an amazing growth until now. In 2010 the number of visitors to Bali reached nearly 2.5 million and is expected to grow even more in the years ahead. The government is trying hard to build the infrastructure necessary to accommodate this influx of visitors. The construction process of course brings side effects that can cause inconvenient situations. But let’s be positive and think of this as us being able to witness a transformation. The island is about to become a tourism destination that will be able to accommodate all the needs and desires of its visitors. As long as the

people in Bali are able to maintain the island’s beautiful landscape, the richness of its fascinating culture, and keep the outstanding hospitality alive, Bali will continue to be the paradise island that has enchanted people for centuries. „ By Bayu Rahanatha

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We love these sepia-toned shots taken by photographer Agus Wijaya in Kedewatan, which capture the story of Kunti Sraya. This is a very important tale to know, especially if you’ve ever wondered what the black and white checkered cloths adorning Balinese temples and sacred trees represent. Kedewatan Sanggar holds magical Barong Dance performances in the evening – watch to see how good and evil learn to coexist.
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TRADITIONAL REMEDIES
TAKE A BREAK FROM THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE AND STEP INTO THIS QUIET SANCTUARY TO LEARN STEP-BY-STEP THE AGE-OLD TRADITION OF MAKING JAMU.

herbal tonics, the healing properties of jamu extend also to body scrubs and facials. The Dala Spa at the Alaya Resort harnesses age-old Indonesian herbal
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s traditional medicine is to China and Ayurveda is to India, jamu is to Indonesia. Not restricted only to

and see their antique kitchen, capsule chairs and exquisitely designed spa rooms, you’ll find the surroundings ring true to is name. The vintage classical style blends perfectly with nature’s backdrop of coconut and bamboo trees. After a welcome drink of chilled lemon grass and pineapple and a refreshing lavender scented towel, the chandelier lit kitchen awaits. Forget stainless steel Fisher & Paykel – in keeping with its vintage theme this home kitchen resembles a 1920s style apothecary. The wooden bench top showcases a collection of antique

kitchen utensils featuring a mortar and pestle, weighing scales, teapots, copper pots, and gold embossed storage jars. I half expected an old sage to emerge from behind the counter. Instead, an Indonesian woman named Nonik appeared to share the ancient wisdom handed down through generations. The four ingredients of kunyit asam were displayed in copper pots. Especially designed for women, the healing properties of kunyit asam are that they improve digestion and skin condition, help with weight control,

medicine rituals and offers jamu classes for guests. Dala in ancient Sanskrit means ‘leaf’, which is heralded as a source of nutrition and provides shelter and nurturing qualities. When you step into Dala

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and support the immune system. Unravelling the scroll, the key ingredients can be matched with the raw versions displayed on the counter. Nonik’s fine chopping of the peeled turmeric and the release of its fragrance gave a little hint of the taste to follow. The true identity of the sticky toffee ball in the next pot was then revealed as tamarind paste, scooped directly from its bean pod. Local palm sugar and sea salt add the final touches to the blend. All four of these ingredients were added directly into a kettle, and after boiling and a settling period the brew was ready for sharing. The transfer from the kettle to the elegant silver teapot required a sieve to catch the mustard-coloured sediment. With a preparation time of only 20 minutes and no pots and pans, the simplicity holds much appeal!

Direct to the neighboring spa lounge, the Espresso-sized burnt yellow brew was delivered to the hessian-covered pod chairs. Usually prescribed first thing in the morning, either warm or iced, the taste is surprisingly nurturing and easyto-drink. With a woody, chestnut finish, the accompanying bite-sized cashew nut cookie was a perfect combination for the drink. Traditionally from Java, there are five main jamu recipes that utilize the staple ingredients of tamarind, turmeric, cloves, cinnamon, ginger and galangal. The latter is a new discovery, resembling the appearance of a mini clump of ginger with a unique fresh fragrance. Depending on the blend, the jamu remedy can be preserved in the freezer for a few days. Though the Javanese are the main consumers,

Nonik explained that a local Balinese jamu recipe includes kayu manis chlorophyll. Green in color, it is often disguised in ceramic cups. As I sat back and caught a glimpse of the heads of the practicing yogis in the distance, my mind drifted into thoughts on the similarities between such ancient traditions as jamu and yoga. Sharing the mutual goal of lifelong health for the body, mind and soul, I wondered if a combination of the two would catch on. The yoga+jamu addition to a ‘Healthy Travels in Bali’ itinerary! „ By Janelle Maree Dala Spa Jalan Hanoman, Ubud (0361) 972-200 www.alayaubud.com
PHOTOS BY LAWRY WONG OPPOSITE PAGE COURTESY OF ALAYA UBUD

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TRADITIONALLY FROM JAVA, THERE ARE FIVE MAIN JAMU RECIPES THAT UTILIZE THE STAPLE INGREDIENTS OF TAMARIND, TURMERIC, CLOVES, CINAMMON, GINGER AND GALANGAL.
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BEYONDBALI

HELLO, TANJUNG BIRA!

OUR CONTRIBUTOR EXPLORES THIS AREA IN SOUTH SULAWESI AND DISCOVERS BUGINESE SHIPS BUILT BY HAND AND DELECTABLE LOCAL DELICACIES.

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t was 3 p.m. when I arrived at the Tanjung Bira harbor after five hours on a bus from Makassar. For only Rp. 70,000 the air-conditioned bus was

transportation among villages, known as pete-pete, doesn’t operate after midday, so I had to walk with my heavy backpack for two kilometers from the harbor to the touristy side of Tanjung Bira. These kinds of things always seem to happen when you go out looking for adventure! Tanjung Bira is not as crowded as Bali, so you can easily find guesthouses and cottages around the beach area. The day before I

traveled to South Sulawesi I had called Nini, the friendly owner of Sunshine Guesthouse, to make a reservation, as many of my friends had recommended this place for its great view of Bira from above. After chitchatting with Nini and having a brief rest, I decided to go to the beach. I was eager to see whether the rumors were true about the sand at Tanjung Bira beach, which people

quite comfortable – nice enough for me to fall asleep for half of the trip. As I disembarked from the bus Tanjung Bira welcomed me with clear blue skies and very bright sunshine, and immediately I began to sweat. Unfortunately for me the local

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say is as fine as flour. In Indonesia we recognize many kinds of beach sand such as black sand, white sand, pink sand or even sand that looks like pepper. But at Tanjung Bira I must say that the sand felt different from any other sand I’ve touched. It was indeed soft and white, just like flour, and when wet it was like holding cookie dough. Not far from Tanjung Bira is a small island called Liukang Loe.

Tourists who want to snorkel can get a boat ride from local fisherman and then swim around the island. As for those who wish to go deeper into the sea, Bira also has a dive center. If you’re not interested in getting wet you can just walk along the beach, especially at dusk when the blue skies slowly turn to orange. The west side of Tanjung Bira is lovely place to enjoy a romantic sunset moment with a special someone.

INCREDIBLE PHINISI
Two years ago, I watched a documentary about a Phinisi boat maker in Tana Beru, a village in Bulukumba that is about 20 kilometers from the beach. Phinisi are traditional Buginese sailing ships that have two main masts and seven sails. Phinisi are very tough ships that have been used for transportation around the archipelago since the 1500s and

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the Buginese have their own unique way of building them, which involve many traditional rituals. There is always one leader who is designated the punggawa, whose main job is to supervise the whole project. To build a Phinisi that can survive the hazards of the ocean, they have to follow very specific rules and guidelines that have been passed down from their ancestors. Every step is very crucial. It starts with choosing an auspicious day through traditional calculations in order to

start looking for wood. The wood is processed with simple equipment and then spliced into a boat. Believe it or not, the Buginese are able to build these enormous Phinisi ships without any blueprints or computerized systems. It all comes from their head and their skilled hands. It takes about one year to finish building a single Phinisi, depending on its size. When I decided to travel to South Sulawesi I made a promise to myself to go to Bulukumba and

watch the making of these fantastic ships. I found that I needed to rent a motorbike to go to Tana Beru because I could not count on the petepete, but then Nini told me of another solution – if my time was limited I should just visit Tanetang village because I could easily find a Phinisi maker there. All I had to do was walk through the harbor and go east. I woke up early and followed Nini’s instructions. The east side of Tanjung Bira was abundant with fisherman’s houses and I found the

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sand wasn’t flour-like as it was in the west. After a little more than a kilometer of walking from the harbor to Tanetang village I finally found what I was looking for. Two big ships were being built right on the beach! It was really amazing to see how the workers, young and old, looked so tiny compared to the giant ships. But their skills had undoubtedly been passed down through the generations. A friendly old man explained to me that the Phinisi ship they were

working on was to be sold to a foreigner from Europe. Nowadays, Phinisi ships are often used for commercial luxury cruise purposes, and although they have additional modern comforts, the Buginese never stray from the traditional rules in constructing them. They do this not only to maintain the unique beauty but also to conserve their heritage as Phinisi ship makers. While I wasn’t able to make it to Tana Beru this time around, I still hope to go there some day, just like in the documentary.

If I’m lucky I’ll be able to watch the ceremony where newly constructed Phinisi are launched into the sea.

LOCAL DELICACIES
Dare to try the local food? Coto Makassar is the dish I was most eager to try when I arrived in South Sulawesi. It is a beef soup that contains innards such as intestine, liver, lungs or sometimes even brains, so beware if you’re watching your cholesterol level! Coto is served with ketupat, which is steamed rice

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wrapped in banana leaves. I have to say that I really loved this beef soup – it was so tasty and spicy. At the end of my journey I couldn’t help but stop for another bowl of coto before I left. Not interested in beef innards? You can try another popular delicacy made from dry noodles called mie titi. These noodles are first boiled and then fried until dry and crunchy. Add the special sauce made from cornstarch and voila! It’s ready for you to devour. There is something very unique about eating in South Sulawesi. Wherever you go, fresh-cut limes will always be provided at your table. This was intriguing to me because I saw this even at a little fried rice stall. According to Makassar locals, limes give freshness to whatever food you eat. It seems as though it has become one of their “condiments” of choice! Before you leave don’t forget to try their delicacies made from bananas. The locals grill bananas over charcoal then rub them with palm sugar. Known as pisang epe, they taste great with pineapple jam

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or even cheese. Another variation you can try is the famous pisang ijo, where the bananas are steamed and color comes from the pandan leaves that have been crushed into the flour. Pisang ijo is delicious and served with coconut milk and syrup as a cold beverage. „ By Dwi Putri Ratnasari
PHOTOS BY DWI PUTRI RATNASARI

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SPENDING SPREE
WHETHER YOU ARE A SERIOUS SPENDER OR JUST A LIGHT SHOPPER, THERE’S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE IN JAKARTA, THE COUNTRY’S SHOPPING CAPITAL. THE WIDE VARIETY OF THINGS YOU CAN BUY IS MIND BOGGLING – FROM HAUTE COUTURE THE BEST OF LOCAL LABELS.

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ou already know that international shopping at its finest can be found at several high-end malls in Jakarta. But

BIN HOUSE
Whenever we think of batik we think of Obin. Josephine Komara, better known as Obin, is a pioneer of modern batik fashion. She established BIN House in 1986 and her creations are contemporary but still very much inspired by Indonesian heritage. They are characterized by a variety of colors and tones along with rich geometric patterns and motifs. Production is an elaborate process including

the drawing of patterns and a series of dye-resist steps. Obin is someone who is very much admired in the Indonesian fashion world due to her 40 years of dedication. Each piece of cloth is meticulously made by the finest artisans. One piece often takes months, or sometimes a whole year, to finish. Walk into any fancy soiree in Jakarta and you are as likely to find an Obin batik shawl as you are a Hermes handbag.

when you’re not in the mood to purchase international brands you can always go for a local designer with a great reputation, especially when it comes to collections that are ‘so Indonesian.’ Here are some brands and places you should definitely check out!

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If you are visiting Indonesia with only a limited amount of time to buy presents for family and friends, this is what you need to do. In Jakarta, head to the main BIN House boutique in Menteng or go to Plaza Indonesia or the Grand Indonesia Mall. In Bali you can find BIN house in Seminyak inside Made’s Warung, at the Discovery Shopping Mall, or at the airport. BIN House can also be purchased abroad, namely at Takashimaya and Raffles Arcade in Singapore and in the Ginza area of Tokyo, Japan.

IKAT INDONESIA
Indonesia is home to a diverse array of textiles including tenun or tenun ikat, a fabric that is woven from yarn tied and dipped in natural dyes. Although initially not as popular as batik, ikat has become a force to be reckoned with in the international fashion scene. Didiet Maulana is a young and talented designer who aims to bring exotic ikat into the public eye. Through his label named IKAT Indonesia, he shows off his ikat in urban and modern styles. If you are a fan of ethnic style done in a chic way, you will love IKAT Indonesia. There is deeper meaning to Didiet’s ikat (which means ‘cord’ or ‘to tie’ in Indonesian). He has committed himself to showcasing Indonesia’s cultural richness by showing a variation of ikat motifs such as ikat from Kalimantan, Bali, and Sumba. Aside from that he also tries to promote other fabrics such as songket and ulos. Looking through the IKAT Indonesia collection, everything from the tops to the dresses show a tribute to traditional methods while infusing creativity. IKAT Indonesia successfully turns classic materials into modern and chic designs that are simple, elegant, and attractive. If you are interested, glimpse the collection at his boutique on Dempo Street in Kebayoran Baru. fashion market.’ Brightspot Market has gotten such a positive response that the creators have been able to build permanent stores in big malls. So far The Goods Dept has two venues. In a 750 square meter space at the Pacific Place Mall, the venue is used not only for selling products but also for hosting events such as art exhibitions and film screenings. It is also home to The Goods Café. A second physical store is in the Pondok Indah Mall, with two levels and 1,000 square meters of space. The store offers hundreds of fashion and lifestyle brands. Their products vary from clothes, shoes, accessories, and bags for men, women and children, as well as CDs, stationery, and home furniture. It’s about time that young designers had their own displays at high-end malls. We love how The Goods Dept was able to start with

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The Goods Dept is a curated department store developed and managed by the creators of Brightspot Market. Brightspot Market started in 2009 as a unique pop-up retail concept that soon became a hub for alternative fashion and lifestyle products created mostly by independent Indonesian designers. The goal was to celebrate ‘alternative design’ and the ‘indie

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just the idea of showcasing local brands and has now grown into a place where entrepreneurs can showcase their work.

MANEKINEKO
How about shopping in a place that looks less like a store and more like a chic and comfortable lounge? That’s the idea behind Manekineko, located at the Epicentrum Walk Mall in Kuningan. Their concept is to be a creative community hub by exposing people to an inspiring environment. Manekineko is a collection of select local brands that are on the rise and offers various lifestyle products from clothing to accessories, to cameras, toys, and more. Manekineko carries brands such as Satcas/Sash, Damn I love Indonesia, Sixteen D’Scale, MYE, TickTock, Tosavica, Label Ink, Lilou, Plastic Culture, Retail Theraphy, Utee et Poubelle, Bierkko, and Toko Polaroid. At Manekineko, they are challenged to continually produce and create new and unique items every three months. This makes Manekineko not only a place for shopping but also a place to ignite and inspire young people to create things. Manekineko is equipped with cozy seating areas spread throughout the place. Meals and drinks are provided by the The Empress Room, the store’s café. It is a nice atmosphere to shop, relax, and enjoy a couple of drinks and food with friends and colleagues. What makes it even nicer is the corner devoted to an organic environment, designed with the

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hope of inspiring people to become inspiring in their own way. In the future, Manekineko also plans to host events such as live music shows, book discussions, and painting exhibitions.
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imports, an accessories bazaar, a temporary flea market, and shops that sell unique handicrafts and limited edition items. FJL Boutique is just one place in Kemang that offers a selection of chic and stylish products. While Fred Perry still cannot be found in any malls in Jakarta, FJL Boutique carries the label along with several other popular brands such as Ben Sherman and Nuddie jeans.

Aside from handbags, clothes and jeans, FJL Boutique also offers a variety of accessories and perfumes. They also often have discounts on selected items, making FJL Boutique well worth the visit. If you’re hungry, you can head down to an area behind the boutique where you’ll find a trendy restaurant and café called FJ Bistro.„ By Dewi Irma

FJL BOUTIQUE
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STAY, PLAY & ENERGIZE
The Media Hotel & Towers recently announced the new arrival of a Wellness Package, which includes a one night stay inclusive of breakfast, a 60-minute relaxing massage per person, Internet access in the guest room and public areas, transportation to the Mangga Dua Shopping Complex on weekends, and complimentary Voila membership. Through this special offer Media Hotels would like to provide their guests with a convenient place to stay, play, and relax in order to feel great while on the go. The Media Hotel & Towers, Jakarta Jalan Gunung Sahari Raya No. 3 (021) 626-3001, www.themediahotel.com

COOKING BEAUTIES
Alila Jakarta and MNC TV Lifestyle held a cooking class with Miss Indonesia finalists on March 13, which included Miss Indonesia 2013 Vania Larissa. Chef Tom Drange happily shared his 20 years of extensive cooking experience with the beautiful Vania Larissa and all the finalists participated eagerly in the cooking class, which is conducted almost every month at the Alila Jakarta. Alila Jakarta Jalan Pecenongan Kav 7-17, Jakarta (021) 231-6008 www.alilahotels.com
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ladies, who learned to make tantalizing appetizers such as Beetroot Tartar and a perfect Tuna Nicoise Tataki as the main course.

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WHAT WOMEN WANT
Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta is now offering globally rolled out enhancements based on insights from female travellers collected as part of the most extensive guest listening exercise in Hyatt’s history. Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta’s new service called ‘Hyatt Has It’ offers essentials such as a phone charger, curling iron, yoga mat, makeup remover wipes, and more. They will also be offering new healthy menu options and providing women’s magazines in the rooms.

MEDIA FAM TRIP 2013
Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta, which was the first runner up for the Hyatt Hotel of the Year 2012 award, recently held a Batik Nyonya Indo Factory to learn about hand-drawn batik, Dowa bag showroom & factory, Cangkringan village at the foothills of Mount Merapi, Kampung Labasan restaurant to feast on Javanese cuisine, and of course time to explore and experience the wonderful facilities and fare at the Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta. Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta, Jalan Palagan Tentara Pelajar, Yogyakarta (0274) 869-123, www.yogyakarta.regency.hyatt.com
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media gathering from April 5 to 7 to share their appreciation to their media colleagues. Included in the itinerary were visits to the

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THE STRAIGHT CONTOUR
The Kupu-Kupu Jimbaran Art Space is collaborating with Amigo Art Management to present seven Indonesian artists in a group exhibition called “The Straight Contour.” The works of artists I Wayan Sujana Suklu, I Nyoman Sujana Kenyem, I Made Supena, I Ketut Sugantika, Stefan Buana, I Wayan Sudiarta and I Putu Sudiana Bonuz reveal diversity in form, technique and mediums. Eye catching and surrealistic, the paintings are depictions of the narratives that are stored within the collective consciousness. The exhibition will run until May 13. Kupu-Kupu Jimbaran Art Space Jalan Uluwatu, Jimbaran, (0361) 703-342 www.kupuresorts.com/jimbaran

BALI MARATHON
BII Maybank Bali Marathon 2013, a 42.195 km marathon race, is scheduled to take place on June 16 and is now open to the public. The race will start in Gianyar and will cover a combination of flat road and rolling hills. The route is certified by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) and each runner will have a timing chip to measure their personal record. Last year’s race saw participants from 42 countries, including elite runners from Africa, Europe, Asia, 21.0975 kilometers, a 10k race and a children’s sprint. For further information please contact: Bali Safari & Marine Park Jalan Bypass I.B. Mantra Km. 19.8, Gianyar (0361) 950-000, www.balisafarimarinepark.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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GRAB YOUR RACKET
The 5th annual Canggu Club Classic Open Tennis Tournament presented by FRV Travel is taking place from May 4 to 11. Players from Australia, Amsterdam, California, and beyond are converging in Bali for the tournament that has become a mainstay in the Southeast Asian tennis amateur and pro-level circuit. The separation of draws into Amateur, Super-Amateur and Open divisions allow everyone to participate, from social hitters to local pros. Off court there will be plenty of action as well, with a fully stocked courtside bar and fabulous festive fare at the club. Canggu Club Jalan Pantai Berawa, Br. Tegal Gundul (0361) 848-3939 www.cangguclub.com

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SEE&SEEN

DEMOCRATS IN SANUR
Grand Inna Bali Beach Hotel in Sanur was chosen to host the Democratic Party extraordinary congress in March. It was attended by approximately 800 participants including President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who attended the closing on March 30. Pictured is the GM of Inna Grand Bali Beach Mr. Sugeng Pramono and Resident Manager Mrs. IGK Ayu Ariani welcoming the President and First Lady in the hotel lobby. www.grandinnabalibeach.com

BREAK OF DAWN
The Elephant Safari Park & Lodge in Taro welcomed a baby elephant to its herd of 27 rescued elephants on March 22. A number of excited Lodge guests were able to witness the spectacular birth of baby Fajar just as dawn was breaking. www.elephantsafariparklodge.com

GIRL POWER
The BIMC Hospital Group and the R.O.L.E. Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding on April 4 establishing their collaboration and commitment to providing health education to women from low-income families. This was witnessed by Western Australian Senator Glenn Sterle, Chair of the Senate Legislation Rural, Regional Affairs and Transport Committee. www.facebook.com/baliwisebyrole

COME PLAY
Plaga Wine was launched in Bali with a series of invite-only events from April 5 to 27 at fine hotels and restaurants all around the island. Guests were invited to “Play with Plaga” at Cafe Sardinia in the Beachwalk Mall, Bridges, Batu Jimbar, Pica Tapas, Winehouse, and El Kabron. www.plagawine.com

Bali Tourism Institute Nusa Dua held their 6th annual Job Fair & Exhibition from April 17 to 18. The event attracted over 1,500 hospitality graduates and hoteliers seeking career opportunities worldwide. The exhibition also featured fun attractions such as a Barista showcase, body painting and more. www.stpbali.ac.id
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FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES

LEARN WITH FUN
Maya Ubud Resort and Spa together with Ms. Wood and Ms. Lucas of the Gita International Yoga Foundation in Australia visited a primary school on April 9 to hold a “Learning with Fun” program. More than 50 children at SD 2 Pejeng Kawanin were introduced to new and fun approaches to learning in hopes of igniting creativity and the desire to learn with passion. www.mayaubud.com

WINE & DINE
The St. Regis Bali hosted a wine dinner on April 26 at their Kayuputi Restaurant featuring two incredibly high-caliber wines of Piedmont: Matteo Correggia and Elio Altare. Chef Rafael Sánchez from the prestigious Sheraton Mallorca Arabella presented a refined Spanish-style 6 course degustation dinner, paired with the wines that were passionately described by award winning Chief Sommelier Harald Wiesmann. www.stregisbali.com

DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY
The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas Nusa Dua, Bali proudly presented DJ Chantal Dewi and the Groove Line band on March 29. At ZJ’s Bar & Lounge DJ Chantal performed a mix of progressive and pumping house music that kept the more than 400 enthusiastic partygoers on their feet all night. www.themulia.com

COMMUNITY CARING

JAZZY TUNES
Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort welcomed more than 1,000 jazz enthusiasts over a 3-day period from March 29 to 31. As part of the Nirwana Bali Jazz Series and in conjunction with Bakrieland Development Tbk and Prime Time Jazz, the festival was graced with performances by Syaharani, Tompi, Asti Asha, Amelia Ong, Idang Rasjidi, Yance Manusama, Cendi Luntungan, Barry Likumahuwa, Taufan Goenarso, Ahmad Ananda, Doni Joesran, Koko Harsoe & Friends and the Ito Kurdhi Quartet. www.panpacific.com/bali

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SULTRY NIGHT
Sfdibshf!Ojhiu on April 5 at Hong Xing Club & Resto - The Bay Bali was a blast! With 700+ people in attendance, we were amazed to see the stylish crowd that had amassed on that sultry Friday night in Nusa Dua. Thank you to Uif!Cbz and Ipoh!Yjoh!Dmvc!'!Sftup for hosting the party, Dbqf!Ejtdpwfsz for the delicious wines, Ifjoflfo-!Npnfout!up!Hp-!MW!D'D!Npefm!Nbobhfnfou!Cbmj! '!Kblbsub-!Vmvxbuv!Mbdf!boe!Bddfttpsjft-!Cfojibob-!Hzv.Lblv-!Qjsbuft!Cbz-! Cfcfl!Cfohjm-!Tpp!Tboubj-!EK!Xjmnjy- and our generous door prize sponsors Cj{ofu-!Ojllp!Cbmj!Sftpsu!boe!Tqb-!Vqqbmb!Tvjuf!Lfspcplbo-!Bjs!Cbmj-! Hppexbz!Ipufm!boe!Sftpsu-!Tpcfl!Sbgujoh- Dpdppo!Nfejdbm!Tqb- and Uif!212!Cbmj!Mfhjbo. Hope to see you at our next Recharge Party!

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INFOINDEX
AIRLINES
■ AIRPORT OPERATOR
Tel: (0361) 751-011 Tel: (0361) 286-465, Fax: (0361) 286-408 E-mail: bali@honorary.mzv.cz Renon, Denpasar Fax: (0361) 263-310 E-mail: rtc_bali@thaimail.com

■ 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

■ 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

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

■ 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

■ CONTINENTAL MICRONESIA
Tel: (0361) 768-358, Fax: (0361) 768-369

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

■ ROYAL BRUNEI
Tel: (0361) 757-292

■ 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.

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

■ SINGAPORE AIRLINES
Jl. I Gusti Ngurah Rai, Airport Tel: (0361) 936-8388, Fax: (0361) 936-8383

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

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

■ GARUDA Jl. Jalan Sugianyar, 5 Denpasar
Tel. (0361) 227-824, Fax: (0361) 226-298 24-hour access: 08071-807-807

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

■ 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

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

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

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

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

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

■ 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

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

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

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

■ 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

■ MUSEUM NEKA Tel: (0361) 975-074, 975-034, Jl. Raya Campuan, Ubud open daily 9 am - 5 pm. ■ MUSEUM PURI LUKISAN

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

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

Tel: (0361) 975-136, 971-159, Jl. Raya Ubud, Ubud, www.mpl-ubud.com

■ 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

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

■ 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

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

■ BIMC Hospital Kuta ■ 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 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

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

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

■ NGURAH RAI INTERNATIONAL ■ 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

■ 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

AIRPORT Tel: (0361) 751-011

■ BADUNG GOVERNMENT TOURISM OFFICE Jl. Kuta Raya 2, Kuta Tel: (0361) 756-175/76 ■ BALI GOVERNMENT TOURISM OFFICE Jl. Supratman, Niti Mandala, Renon, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 222-387 ■ SINGARAJA TOURIST INFORMATION
OFFICE Jl. Veteran 23, Singaraja Tel: (0362) 251-41

■ 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 ■ CZECH REPUBLIC Jl. Pengembak 17 Sanur.

■ SWITZERLAND & AUSTRIA
Istana Kuta Galeria Blok Valet 2 No 12, Kuta Tel: (0361) 751-735, Fax: (0361) 754-457 E-mail: bali@honorarvertretung.ch

■ SILOAM HOSPITALS
24-hour emergency 779-911 Jl. Sunset Road No. 818, Kuta, Badung, Bali Tel: +62-361-779-900 E-mail: info.bali@siloamhospitals.com

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

■ THAILAND Jl. Puputan Raya No. 81,

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