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THE SUN... THE SAND... THE SURF...

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WITH THE WIND

ADONARA ADORING
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CEREMONIES
AND CHANGES
JAPANESE
TASTES IN
JAKARTA

RADIANCE
& RENEWAL COMPLIMENTARY

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NOVEMBER NIGH
‘Om Swastiastu...’ We would also like to wish the Mekar
Bhuana Conservatory the best, as they
Welcome to the island, to the are also going to China for the Asian
archipelago, and to our November 2010 Games but with a different mission;
edition of Bali & Beyond magazine. through the island’s music arts.

Well, what do you know... The year’s For this month’s Pondering Point we
Gustra uses photography as a medium to express
end is nigh once again. To some of the got in touch with the man behind the his art. Cultural, human interest and experimental
team at Bali & Beyond, it doesn’t even Mekar Bhuana Conservatory to gain photography are among his interests.
feel like a year has already passed! an insight into their performances set
by so swiftly. for the 16th Asian Games Concert
Series in Guangzhou. Representing
The countdown to the turn of the year is Indonesia, the troupe of 20 musicians
near and so comes the holiday season and 5 dancers will showcase a rare and
- once again. But regardless of the previously extinct seven-tone Semar
season, we believe it’s always a nuance Pegulingan repertoire, accompanying
of holiday when you’re on this island. Gambuh dances.
So simply, we hope you enjoy this
November edition of Bali & Beyond. Through Action & Attractions we meet
up with our island’s furry residents...
Like in every edition we’ve prepared for who can be encountered along the
you throughout the year(s), we open this road to north Bali via Bedugul and at
edition with this month’s selected news Ubud Monkey Forest. The timid ones Widnyana Sudibya provides us with some photos
updates from the island’s tourism and can be found at Alas Kedaton, while the of traditional Balinese architecture this month. He has
a broad range of images on Bali in his portfolio.
leisure industry together with what’s notoriously naughty types can be found
new around the island. For updates on the stairs of the Uluwatu temple.
beyond the island, see Beyond Updates From Bali’s temples to immaculate
for more highlights of interest. forests, the Balinese long-tailed
macaques reign in various ‘monkey
Next we present you with a feature kingdoms’ across the island.
on the basic concepts and aspects
of traditional Balinese architecture, And finally beyond the island in Beyond
and how change is so perpetual that Bali, our contributor takes you to the
it is also seen through architecture of eastern corners of the archipelago. In
buildings throughout the island. Flip the his own words, Larantuka is a town
pages to this month’s Craft & Culture. of white churches at the eastern tip of
Flores that is the end of the road; the
Bulgari have shifted their eyes from point where bus travel finally gives way
Tim Hannigan first came to Indonesia to surf the
beautiful gems to beautiful skin – the to boat trips. But though this Catholic
world class waves of Bali, but it was the potential for
esteemed design house has applied its stronghold is the terminus of the Trans- adventure on dry land that really got him hooked.
experience with gemological research to Flores Highway, for anyone with a taste
the production of its exclusive skincare for adventure it is just the start of the
formula – Bulgari Gem Essence. real journey.
Discover the essence through this
month’s Invite & Indulge. And in Capital Corner, it is sushi,
sashimi, teppanyaki, and tempura for
In the September 2000 edition of Bali the Japanese food buff. Our contributor
& Beyond, our cover story featured shares some of the recommended
Balinese windsurfer and Olympic spots in the capital city that you simply
gold-medalist Oka Sulaksana. Now a have to try.
decade later, we decided to meet up
with him and talk about his plans to Enjoy your time on the island and
go for the gold once again in the Asian across the archipelago!
Kathy Petite spends her time writing about travel,
Games 2010 at Guangzhou in China lifestyle, arts and culture. She also writes songs, and
this month. Flip to this month’s Profile & ‘Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om…’ is writing a novel she never gets to finish..
Portraits, as we all wish him the best to
bring home the gold once again. The Team

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Cover
Radiance, Renewal GO WITH THE WIND
Photo courtesy After the Asian Beach

PHOTO BY NYOMAN ARI GUNADI


Bulgari Hotels & Resorts, Bali Games, the Asian Games,
the Olympics and other
international windsurfing
championship events,
Oka Sulaksana is again
competing at the Asian
20
CRAFT&CULTURE
COMPOUNDS,
Games in China.
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This month’s select news updates
CHANGES from the island’s tourism industry
As the old saying goes, “there is
and what’s new around the island.
nothing permanent except change.”
And that definitely applies to
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traditional Balinese architecture.
News updates from the tourism
industry and what’s new beyond Bali.

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INVITE&INDULGE Schedules, calendar highlights and
RADIANCE AND various happenings of interest, from
RENEWAL art exhibitions to special events.
The Spa at the Bulgari Resort
Bali has introduced its new line of 64 SEE&SEEN
treatments, incorporating its own Snapshots of events and

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new gem-based skincare formula. happenings within the preceding
month.

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COURTESY BULGARI HOTELS & RESORTS, BALI

Map of Bali showing specific tour-


36 ism areas and places of interest, as
well as a distance scale between
PONDERINGPOINT the island’s main destinations.
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The Mekar Bhuana Conservatory 73 CLASSIFIEDCOLUMNS
announces their performances for the Listings and product descriptions
16th Asian Games Concert Series from various clientele.

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Representing Indonesia, the troupe will 74 INFOINDEX
showcase rare and previously extinct Useful directory of companies and
numbers accompanying dances. island-based businesses.
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CAPITALCORNER From Bali’s temples to immaculate


JAPANESE TO PLEASE! forests, the Balinese long-tailed
macaques reign in various ‘monkey
Sushi, sashimi, teppanyaki, kingdoms’ across the island.
tempura and all that comes
with it for Japanese food
buffs. Flip over for some of 44
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the recommended spots in ADORING ADONARA
Jakarta that our contributor
PHOTO BY TIM HANNIGAN

Larantuka, a town of white churches at


suggests you simply the eastern tip of Flores, is the end of
the road. This is the point where bus
must try. travel finally gives way to boat trips. For
anyone with a taste for adventure it is
just the start of the real journey.
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NEW&NEWS

SERVICE UP!
The Patra Bali Resort & Villas achieved
HAUNTED COFFEE ‘The Best Hotel & Service Excellence of the Year
Black Canyon Coffee recently introduced its Halloween promo, which interestingly 2010’ selected by the Ministry of Culture & Tourism
continues through November 15. Each Black Canyon Coffee customer that purchases a Republic of Indonesia and International Business &
Halloween promo menu item will receive a limited Halloween theme edition Member Card. Company Award. General Manager Mr. Hakim Affan
Collectible Black Canyon merchandise is also available at Rp. 10,000 ++. The Halloween expressed that the award represents the employees’
Festival menu features 4 choices, Twilight Tasmanian Salmon, Silent Clear Soup, Sub-Zero commitment towards The Patra Bali. The award is
Lime (blended lime frosty black canyon style), marinated chicken breast with teriyaki sauce based on the selection of services and products
served with Thai rice and sautéed vegetables, Casper Lovely Banana (deep fried banana during the visits of phantom guests sent in by the
served with grated cheese and chocolate caulis), Balinese aromatic lemon tea, King International Business & Company Awards to resort.
Vampire Prawn, Freddie Fruity Ice Cream, Blended watermelon ‘Frosty Summer Beach This also represents the management quality that
style’, stir-fried beef and vegetables with pasta sauce served with steamed rice, Shrek runs the hospitality business in a positive way, not
Carrot Salad, Americano Ice Coffee, and Blended American coffee Black Canyon Style. only for the achievement of revenues but also in
Black Canyon Coffee, Discovery Shopping Mall unit A32 keeping up the standards as a five-star hotel.
Jl. Kartika Plaza - Kuta, (0361) 769-720; www.blackcanyoncoffee.co.id The Patra Bali Resort & Villas
Jalan Ir. H Juanda, South Kuta Beach
(0361) 751-161; www.patrabali.com

BEACH CHILL OUT


Novotel Bali Nusa Dua Hotel & Residences introduces
2.28 Beach Club, offering delicious food at reasonable prices. This
newly renovated restaurant is equipped with a complete kitchen
station, a new pizza oven, an ice cream showcase and selected
appetizing food, from Western cuisine and a variety of scrumptious
pizzas. Thursdays from 6.30 p.m. feature a fresh seafood BBQ. It
is also ideal for a romantic dinner-for-twos, birthday celebrations or

SET FOURTH chill out sessions with family or friends.


2.28 Beach Club, Private Beach of Novotel Bali Nusa Dua,
(0361) 8480-555; www.novotelnusaduabali.com
Aston International announced that the group has secured
a management contract for its smart select service Favehotel
brand in Kuta. The Favehotel Kuta will be a 100-room two star
hotel within walking distance of central Kuta with many shopping
and entertainment options, making it an ideal value proposition for
travelers seeking quality budget accommodations in the heart of
Kuta. To enhance the new Favehotels attractiveness, the hotel will
also feature ample parking space and an eclectic and trendy café
shop. Set to open in September of 2012, the Favehotel Kuta will be
the 4th Favehotel Aston has announced in Bali with one in operation
in Denpasar and two more in advanced stages of construction in
Legian and Seminyak. www.aston-international.com

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CREAM COPIOUS
The American super premium Cold Stone Creamery Ice Cream
brand, known for its more than 4 million creations has landed on Bali.
From a large variety of flavors and ‘mix-ins’, to the presentation of
ice cream with chopping and folding techniques above frozen granite
“cold” stone, its first outlet landed at the Bali Discovery Mall, with a
number of requests for more Cold Stone stores to open in the future.
With the success of its first outlet at the Bali Discovery Mall, Cold Stone
recently opened at the Food Terrace of the Mall Bali Galleria. During the
Grand Opening period, Cold Stone is giving promotional ‘Free Upsize’
for all ice cream creations including shakes, smoothies, and sorbet.
Payment can be made in cash, debit, or credit card, and the promo is
valid until November 14.
www.coldstonecreamery.com

HILL RETREATS
The Nusa Dua Retreat invited guests and members
of the island’s travel industry to its recent opening as
the island’s newest luxury boutique villa resort. When
the new property was in its project phase it was referred
to as the Aston Nusa Dua Retreat, but will now open
as the Nusa Dua Retreat without the Aston branding.
The new hotel is one of the Aston groups’ highly
individualized luxury properties following the intention of
creating a platform that allows the group to showcase
and highlight individual hotels. Other high end resorts
managed by Aston such as The Taum Seminyak and a
luxury villa resort in Langkawi are currently in the early
stages of development and will soon complement the
Aston groups growing portfolio of highly individualized
and small to midsized luxury hotels.
www.aston-international.com

RACQUETS READY!
At a recent press conference, the Commonwealth
Bank Tournament of Champions this year promises to
present an unbeatable lineup of top-class tennis players
with Chinese icon Li Na, defending champion Aravane Rezai
and Maria Sharapova among those who have qualified to
compete in the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour season finale.
And with six other International Series champions as well,
the tournament is enhanced by two world-class wild cards,
former number one and French Open champion Ana
Ivanovic and 2007 Bali runner-up Daniela Hantuchova. This
year’s tournament takes place at the Westin Resort Nusa
Dua from November 4-7.
www.commbanktennis.com

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ACQUAINTANCES
The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali announces
two recent appointments that strengthen its Sales &
Marketing Division. Mr. Gunawan accepted the role
of Japanese Business Development Manager while SET WRIGHT!
Ms. Titin Rohayati has taken the position
of Assistant Marketing Communications
Despite a torrential downpour and onshore winds at the start of the
Manager. As a Japanese language
day, Keramas Beach in Bali turned it on for the world’s best junior surfers
graduate from a respected academy in
with an absolute tube fest in the 2010 Oakley World Pro Junior final on
Yogyakarta, Gunawan brings with him a
October 8. Rip Curl’s Tyler Wright signaled her intentions for the ASP
wealth of experience, specializing in sales
Women’s World Junior title by defeating Alizee Arnaud – 13.40 to 12.67,
and account management specifically
in a tight final. “It was a really tough battle out there,” said Wright, who
for the Japanese market. Prior to joining
won US$5,000 and gained 10,000 ranking points. “Alizee (Arnaud) was
The Westin, Gunawan held a senior role
ripping and got two early scores on me. I knew I needed to step it up on
with a leading five-star resort in Nusa
my next waves so I just went for it. I’m so happy.” Trailing with just under
Dua.. He also spent time working for one
5-minutes to go, Wright bounced back with a 7.50 to hold on for a narrow
of the biggest Japanese travel agents in
victory. Based in Lennox Head, the young star dominated every heat from
Indonesia. A graduate from the Interstudi
Round 1 to the final, notching some of the highest scores of each round.
School of Public Relations in Jakarta,
In the Junior Men’s, fellow Aussie Jack Freestone took the title from South
Titin Rohayati commenced her career
Africa’s Dale Staples in a thrilling finale.
with Starwood Hotels & Resorts at The www.isctour.com, www.oakleyindonesia.com, www.ripcurl.com
Laguna in Nusa Dua, where she chose to
cultivate her skills for three years before
joining The Westin.
The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali
(0361) 771-906, www.westin.com

DOWNTOWN KUTA
The Hotel Santika Kuta Bali recently opened in
downtown Kuta. The brand new hotel is ideally situated
within walking distance of the famous Kuta Beach as
well as multiple shopping and entertainment centers.
The Hotel Santika Kuta Bali offers tranquility plus all the
comforts and amenities of a luxury hotel. It features 101 SIP N’ SURRENDER...
rooms, a coffee shop, swimming pool, meeting room,
The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa in Nusa Dua, Bali,
LCD TVs, and Wi-Fi internet.
invites guests to join and experience its new signature cocktails designed by
Hotel Santika Kuta Bali, Jl. Raya Kuta No. 98
The Luxury Collection that is now available at all bars and restaurants at the
(0361) 750-108; www.santika.com
resort. The three signature cocktails are: the Bali Tai, The Anastasia, and the
simply named The Last Cocktail. Bali Tai is a curious take on the traditional
Mai Tai, with an effortless blend of fresh lime, lychee and black pepper syrup.
The Anastasia evokes feelings of Russia’s illustrious history, and is aimed at
the Russian market. Pomegranate puree blends with premier vodka, adding
a touch of rosemary-infused agave and a dash of Peychaud bitter. The Last
Cocktail combines the spiciness of dusted clove, the aroma of Italian juniper
berries, flavors of fresh pear and rosemary, and crisp light bubbles of locally
produced proseco.
The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua, Bali
(0361) 771-327; www.luxurycollection.com/bali

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TIME TO WINE
Hotel Sanur Beach Bali recently opened its Vinos
Wine Lounge located next to its Pepper’s Bar. It is
ASCENT FULFILLED the perfect destination for wine enthusiasts as well as
The Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel & Villas supported the Bali Hotels the casual drinker to meet and enjoy themselves in a
Association Sports & Cultural Carnival 2010 by participating in the ‘Mount simple and comfortable environment. The Vinos Wine
Agung Ascent’ on October 2. The General Manager of Discovery Kartika Lounge offers an attractive wine, beer and champagne
Plaza Hotel Mr. Urs Klee together with the team and other BHA members selection and provides easy listening and chill-out
joined the “Mount Agung Ascent”, climbing at 2 a.m. and successfully fulfilling music. It is open daily from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. and can
their dreams of reaching the summit of over 3,000 meters at 6 a.m. as the be booked for a private evening, corporate and social
sun rose. The Mount Agung Ascent was part of the Bali Hotels Association’s receptions as well as for wine tasting events. Located
Sports & Cultural Carnival 2010. BHA conducted this program to reinforce the on the sandy beach of Sanur and surrounded by 7
relationship between BHA members as well as to witness the beauty of Bali’s hectares of tropical garden, Hotel Sanur Beach Bali
secret mountain seldom seen by tourists. features 428 rooms, suites and villas, with 2 large pools
Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel & Villas, Jl. Kartika Plaza, South Kuta and a choice of restaurants and bars.
(0361) 751-067; www.discoverykartikaplaza.com Hotel Sanur Beach Bali, (0361) 288-011
www.sanurbeach.aerowisata.com

ORIENT-INSPIRED
The Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa has
reopened its Orient-inspired restaurant Maguro
Asian Bistro. Ideal for family, small groups or
individuals who like to mingle and experience
great food, Maguro will fulfill cravings for
SLEEK STEERS, WOW WHEELS
Exotic Rides Bali makes a groundbreaking presence as a unique luxury
mouth-watering Asian cuisine. The atmosphere
transportation service in Bali. As their fleet gradually develops, it aims to provide
is clean and Oriental, with a red and black
an opportunity to experience the excitement, fun, glamour and thrills that are
theme and an open kitchen to watch live food
usually experienced only by celebrities or the rich and famous. Its current
preparation. Adding Chinese delicacies into the
Hummer Limousine service features the 8.7-meter and luxury interior vehicle
menu, Maguro now serves Dim Sum, a Chinese
combined with its unique 5-star onboard chauffer and hostess service. The
tradition, but which Maguro creates with a
Hummer rates start from Rp. 5 million with space for up to 10 people, making it
boldness and savory taste. Enjoy the wide array
an affordable addition to any event. For comfort and style it offers a Chrysler 300,
of exceptional Asian cuisine, surrounded by lush
and for thrills it’s the joint-venture with the Bali Ferrari Owners Group.
gardens and beautiful view of the beach.
Exotic Rides, Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai 108X, Kuta, (0361) 808-9666
www.nusaduahotel.com
www.exoticridesbali.com

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PHOTO COURTESY BALI VACATION PROPERTIES

COMPOUNDS, CEREMONIES
AND CHANGE
Basic concepts and aspects of traditional Balinese architecture,
and how change is so perpetual that it is also seen through
household compounds and buildings throughout the island.

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Balinese architecture typical features,
such as the angkul-angkul or the
entrance and several other
ornamental details.
The former’s function is similar to the
high rising gates that act as gateways

PHOTO COURTESY BALI VACATION PROPERTIES


into temples.

T
he old saying goes, “there The main part is the head. To the people themselves believe that the island’s
is nothing permanent Balinese the head is part of the body own holy peak is Mount Agung, which is
except change.” Because that is placed in highest regard. The also the highest on the island.
whatever exists will head is the person’s identity; the throne The head is followed by the torso as the
definitely go through it, of the brain where thought takes place, middle body. While the head is associated
even though its purity therefore it must be treated specially and with the sacred, the body is then the
has been heavily guarded. One thing that must never be mocked. In buildings, the place where social interactions take place,
definitely experiences constant change personification of the head is the shrine or or how people build relationships and
right before our eyes and around us is place to worship deities and ancestors. connect with other humans.
traditional Balinese architecture. The shrine is bestowed the main The social process generally takes
Traditional Balinese architecture is space. In vertical forms, the central place place in the kitchen, the umah meten,
something that adheres to basic principles, would be at the topmost. But in horizontal the bale sakapat, bale dangin, and bale
where its residents can develop without spaces, the main space would be in dauh. The umah meten is the walled
losing them. There are several categories respect to the east or geospatially towards building located in the north part of the
within it, namely home architecture or the mountains. traditional household compound. In this
private spaces, village architecture or East in Sanskrit is Purwa, which room is the sleeping quarters usually
public spaces, and the architecture of also means the ‘starting place’. Like the inhabited by the head of the family. For
temples or places of worship. All of them day that starts wth the rising sun in the particular families, these closed quarters
hold on to the same basic principles. east, the direction of east is therefore are usually only for female family members,
The concept of division of space considered sacred. while the males sleep in the open-walled
adheres to the Tri Angga or ‘three body Hindus believe that the mountains are building called the bale sakapat, or the
parts’. With the human body as the the abode of the gods. In India, regarded ‘four-poster marquee’.
analogy, there are sections that are as the holy mountain is a Himalayan peak The bale dangin is an open-walled
considered primary, middle and bottom or also referred to as the Mahameru, literally building located to the east of the whole
the most contemptible. the ‘greatest mountain’. The Balinese traditional compound. This space usually

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One place that is famed for its well-
preserved traditional concepts of space
and architectural features is the village of
Penglipuran in the regency of Bangli.

serves for things that relate to various each have different barn names.
rituals, welcoming guests at a household A new equilibrium will be achieved
bound ceremony for example, and which when the interaction does not occur
also shelters the remains of a deceased between man and God and man and man
family member shortly before the burial or only, but also between human beings and
cremation procession. Meanwhile the bale nature. The Balinese carry out farming
dauh, or simply, that which is located in activities and planting usually in the space
the west, is also a place to receive guests called tebe or ‘the backyard’.
and social visits but not limited to those There are two other common types of
associated with the ceremonies. buildings, namely the angkul-angkul and
Another building that typically the aling-aling facade of which are typical
complements the traditional Balinese for Balinese house buildings. Angkul-
compound is the rice barn. This is a angkul is the entrance. Its function is
storage area for rice after harvests among similar to the high rising gates that act as
agrarian households. It is no wonder, entrances into a temple ground.
considering that most of the Balinese Meanwhile the aling-aling, the façade,
people have and still live the agrarian life is a small wall after the angkul-angkul that
as rice farmers. The higher the family’s serves as a diversion, so that the entrance
social level, the greater the barn with more is not a straight line but rather sideways so
pole buffers. Of the pillar counts, four to 12 that the view in is barred from outsiders.

The overview of typical traditional


Balinese house is still maintained in the
rural areas of the island. Mainly because
these traditional houses are old if not
primordial in their attributes and preserved
by the generations. However in urban
PHOTOS BY WIDNYANA SUDIBYA

areas this pattern has become a rare sight.


A university study conducted in
Bali mentions that there now are three
changing trends in traditional Balinese
architecture, namely the propensity to
survive, fade, and thrive. The tendency
to survive occurs in sacred buildings like

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temples or places of worship in respective style in their buildings, using ornaments with minimalist approaches instead. One
homes. The Balinese still hold on to taboos and Balinese carvings to show the building with several bedrooms, a kitchen,
about making changes to those places. uniqueness of the Balinese traditions. Their a living room, and with or without a
The tendency to fade occurs in owners and developers want to provide yard. The other separate building would be
people’s homes. This is caused by many more in-depth impressions to inhabitants the family shrine or place of worship.
factors. While the tendency to develop as they are indeed staying in Bali. Changes also occur in the use of
occurs in public spaces, like government Land limitations, practicality reasons materials, installation of traditional
buildings and hotels or villas, there is a and current housing trends become the ornaments, and downsizing on types
desire to preserve and show the identity reasons for changes. Traditional Balinese of ceremonies involved. At first wood,
but not to avoid adjusting to the current architectural patterns tend to require larger bamboo and other materials could be
situation and condition. land spaces, whereas a single head of a obtained with ease, from nature or the vast
Some modern (borrowing traditional household can only pursue a limited area. household tebe. Now everything needs
attributes) villas choose to adopt Balinese They ultimately choose to build houses to be bought, not to mention alternative

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PHOTO COURTESY THE LOTUS - RICE BARN

Another structure that typically complements the


traditional Balinese compound is the lumbung rice
barn. This is a storage area for rice after harvests
among agrarian households.

replacements of the materials as supplies the construction of the building’s days for construction, calculations of the
have become more and more limited due foundation, as a blessing for the building buildings and all the ancient lontar palm
to the increasing number of developments. to be on a solid and strong foundation. leaf manuscripts which contain the basic
Traditional Balinese ornaments are The pemlaspasan is conducted after guidelines of building development, but
usually found in the homes of higher castes the building is completed and before it he also has the spiritual responsibility for
such as Brahmins or families of priesthood, welcomes its first residents. the building that he worked on. Nowadays
as well as nobility and merchants. But Traditional Balinese architecture the work is completed by architects who
now caste is no measure of the size of follows main guidelines called Asta Kosala have formal educational backgrounds and
the house or if it would incorporate a Kosali. In it contains various counts based degrees under their belt, with only social
certain style and traditional ornamentation, on the dimensions of the building owner’s responsibilities.
but how much the homeowners could body, such as the size of the fist, width Change is inevitable. The government
afford. Everything comes back to the and length of the soles of the feet, fingers, once issued a proposition for public
financial power of the homeowner now. etc. Terms of traditional construction buildings and homes to keep the hints of
The Balinese are inseparable from are considered too complex and are traditional Balinese architecture intact so
ceremonies. Each ceremony has specific mastered by only a few people. Now it all that the Balinese identity through structures
meaning. In the construction of a house, comes easy with the introduction of tape can be recognized and guarded.
there are several stages that must be measures, the international metric system If measurements and counts laid out
passed but of which now has undergone and so forth. in the ancient manuscripts could not be
contractions, narrowing them down to Back in time, construction was implemented to current conditions, at least
only two of the most basic of ceremonies, carried out by the traditional Balinese the most recognizable features can, such
the nasarin and the pemlaspasan. The architect, the undagi. He was not only as the use of ornaments and figures. ■
nasarin ceremony is carried out during familiar with the determination of good Text by Ni Luh Dian Purniawati

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INVITE&INDULGE
PHOTO BY NYOMAN ARI GUNADI

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PROFILE&PORTRAIT

GO WITH
32 BALI&BEYOND
THE WIND
NOVEMBER 2010
In Bali & Beyond’s September edition a
decade ago, our cover story featured this
Balinese windsurfer and Olympic gold-
medalist. Now we meet up with him to talk
about his plans to go for gold once again.

A
fter the Asian Beach simplest reason is because wind blows
Games, the Asian on every coast, while good rolling waves
Games, the Olympics and for surfing are limited to certain beaches
other world windsurfing directly fronting the ocean.
championship events, Windsurfing was introduced by the
Oka Sulaksana is again tourism scene as part of the main hotel
competing at the Asian Games in China activities, according to Balinese windsurfer
this month. Will he return and present and Indonesian sport envoy Oka
medals to his country? All the best to Oka! Sulaksana. Western guests staying at the
Windsurfing saw its advent in Bali in the star hotels were the first to introduce the
70s. This wave riding sport that relies on sport to the Balinese society, including to
Earth’s natural movement of air came later Oka himself.
than surfing, but gained recognition earliest Oka was born and raised in Sanur. His
from the Indonesian government. father was a traditional fisherman and
Several reasons are behind it, but the his mother was a beach peddler. From

BALI&BEYOND NOVEMBER 2010 33


When Oka was childhood he followed his father to the sea
to harvest fish. From there he learnt much
In 1985 when the Bali Open
Championships were held in Sanur, Oka
just 16 years old about wind control. He learned to surf signed up to compete. He came away with

he competed in a at an early age, but unfortunately Sanur


was unlike Kuta and good waves did not
a gold for Indonesia. Since then he gained
more confidence and practiced more
major championship always come, but the easterly winds were often. He was lucky to be given complete

that was held in almost certainly persistent. access to the\practice and racing facilities
Seeing some guests at the Bali Hyatt provided by Ngurah Wijaya.
Singapore. busy playing with their sailing boards, he When he was just 16 years old he

It became his first then tried it himself with his surfboard fitted competed in a major championship that
with the most simple of sails. His talent was held in Singapore. It became his
championship in picking up the new sport caught the first championship abroad. Nonetheless,
abroad. attention of Ngurah Wijaya, the owner of he performed with full self-confidence,
the Segara Village Hotel. As a windsurfing achieving second place. His consecutive
enthusiast himself, he recognized Oka’s victories, along with his persistence and
natural talent and potential. enthusiasm led him to affording his own

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set of sporting equipment. The right time to learn windsurfing in
And windsurfing gear can be quite Bali is between May and September. And
expensive. According to Oka, a standard narrowing it down, the best time to
set of gear would be worth up to Rp. 10 windsurf along the coast would be
million. That was why not everyone could between July and August. At that time
afford it. It is also the reason behind the the winds are at their strongest. These
slow progress of the development of the two months are also usually filled with kite
sport in Bali. Until now, there aren’t as competitions and events.
many windsurfers as compared to surfers. West winds blow from November to
And to learn windsurfing is not that February. This is also a good time for
difficult. And this was what inspired Oka windsurfing. However, due to the strong
to establish a club, the Bali Windsurfing speeds that quickly bring windsurfers out
Center on Mertasari Beach in Sanur. Those to sea, these months are more favored
joining the club are enthusiastic and willing among the pros.
to learn and hone their skills. They are Several beaches in Bali that are also
provided club facilities to train with. good for windsurfing are Serangan,
The club is open to everyone. They Nusa Dua, Canggu, Lovina and
provide membership options on a monthly Tulamben. However, the most famous
or yearly basis. In fact, they are also open and most often used for championships is
to those who wish to come once or twice Sanur. It is no wonder that the windsurfer
just to have a go. community has formed there.
Yet Sanur also has its limitations. The
coast has a stark high and low tide. The
boards’ fins can easily get damaged at low
tide as levels can reach 30 cm with the
Oka’s daughter, Chandra, is in fact the island’s first seaweed covered seabed.
and only female windsurfing athlete. Oka established Oka not only teaches Sanur locals but
the Bali Windsurfing Center on Mertasari Beach in
Sanur. Those joining the club are enthusiastic and also accepts enthusiasts from out of the
willing to learn and hone their skills. Sanur area as well as foreigners. He has
encouraged his kids to love the sport as
well. Two of his three kids, I Gusti Chandra
Pertiwi Sulaksana and I Gusti Bagus
Gopala Sulaksana are already masters of
their craft. Chandra is in fact the island’s
first and only female windsurfing athlete.
To date, Oka has achieved many
highly regarded accomplishments, such
as two Gold Medals at the Asian Games
1998 in Bangkok, Thailand, and in 2002
at Busan, South Korea. He has also
participated in various world windsurfing
championship events and several times
in the Olympics. This November he will
again fight to bring his national pride to
China at the Asian Games. Full speed and
Godspeed Oka! ■
Text by Ni Luh Dian Purniawati
Photos courtesy Oka Sulaksana

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PONDERINGPOINT

BALINESE VIBES
IN CHINA
I
The Mekar Bhuana n this year’s September edition some details we got from Vaughn on his
of Bali & Beyond, we profiled the side of the mission.
Conservatory are classical Balinese music and dance The Mekar Bhuana Conservatory
going to China for conservatory Mekar Bhuana, and announces their performances for the
the man behind the initiative, Vaughn 16th Asian Games Concert Series
the Asian Games Hatch. Just recently we got the news in Guangzhou, China this month.
but with a different from Vaughn that they’ll be going to China Representing Indonesia, the troupe of 20
for the Asian Games, so once again Bali’s musicians and 5 dancers will showcase
mission; through the art envoys are going to share the vivid the rare and previously extinct seven-
island’s music and colors and eloquent moves and sounds of tone Semar Pegulingan repertoire,

performing arts. Bali to the world – outside of the region. In


this edition’s Profile & Portrait you’ve read
accompanying the Gambuh dances.
Their repertoire includes two once-
about our athlete figure, who will also aim extinct Pagan Kelod Semar Pegulingan
for gold at this year’s games. Now here’s pieces that were reconstructed from field

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Condong Subandar, Putri, Patih and
Gabor.
When Mekar Bhuana gets major
performance opportunities, the members
always make an effort to learn rare or
extinct pieces, documenting, preserving
and exposing these classical art forms so
that more people become aware about
their existence. Sound samples of the

ALL PHOTOS COURTESY MEKAR BHUANA


music they are currently reconstructing will
be regularly updated on the conservatory’s
website: www.balimusicanddance.com
Before Mekar Bhuana performs in
Guangzhou, they plan to document the
music and dance for posterity on video
(HD DVD) and in audio format (CD). They
have been doing a sponsorship drive to

To get involved and support the documentation


project, or to simply further find out what the
conservatory is all about, check out:
www.balimusicanddance.com

recordings made by Pande Made Sukerta reconstructed from a 1972 record. The cover these and other preparation costs,
in 1977 and donated to the conservatory: conservatory recorded this on their debut an excellent opportunity for potential
Condong Perong Subandar and album last year before performing it in sponsors, particularly organizations with
Sumambang Jawa. Both of these pieces Singapore. Their closing piece, Ginanti, business interests in China, to get involved
are challenging due to the sheer breadth was reconstructed last year from the oldest and support the documentation. For
of the compositions as well as the refined known recording of Balinese gamelan in further information, contact Putu Evie via
yet focused emotional state that is required 1928, the dubs of which was given to the info@balimusicanddance.com
to present the music in the old manner. conservatory by Edward Herbst for study Mekar Bhuana will perform two
This will be the first time these pieces have and analysis purposes. concerts at the Lingnan Grand Hall at
been heard since the early eighties, and The conservatory’s dancers are 8 p.m. on November 15 and 16. Bali &
many decades since the dances have currently being trained by I Gusti Agung Beyond wishes Mekar Bhuana, along
been performed with Semar Pegulingan Susilawati, ex-KoKar (Konservatorium with all Balinese and national sporting
accompaniment. Karawitan) teacher and dance expert from and cultural envoys the best in China this
Another piece, Sekar Gadung, was Sibang. They will perform four dances: month. ■

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ACTION&ATTRACTION

SIMIAN
SOVEREIGNTY

With the spread of different ‘settlements’, from the coast to the far-
flung highland areas of the island, the colonies of grey long tailed
macaques all show dissimilar ‘cultures’, behaviors and antics.

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PHOTOS BY BAYANI BANIAMIN/STOCK.XCHNG
F
While visiting the rom Bali’s temples to
its immaculate forests,
Most Balinese residents agree in one
way or the other, that nothing rivals the
picturesque setting the Balinese long-tailed ‘notoriety’ of the monkeys of Sangeh.

of the Uluwatu macaques reign in various


‘monkey kingdoms’ across
This seems to be the first known and
most famous monkey kingdom on the
temple, the locals the island. island, and its habitants have earned their

might suggest These furry residents can be


encountered along the road to north Bali
reputation as swift pickpockets. Keep your
accessories to a minimum. Your prescription
you have a stick via Bedugul, at Ubud’s Monkey Forest, lenses cost more than the entrance fee,

handy; while in the timid ones at Alas Kedaton, while the


notoriously naughty types can be found up
so better pocket them and squint rather
than have them snatched. Let those long-
other ‘monkey the stairs to the Uluwatu temple. tailed macaques practice their crafty skills

kingdoms’ such as Modern-day people call them nature’s on someone else. At times, it can be the
indigenous pickpockets, while others highlight of a visit, with cheers and laughter!
Alas Kedaton and consider them the predominant inhabitants Some tourists don’t even mind their loss, a
Lempuyang, of the hills, cliffs and jungles long before trade for fun and rare show of plight.
the coming of Balinese tribes. And with the Sangeh’s grey macaques roam freely
you need not spread of different ‘settlements’, from the on a hill called Bukit Sari, where sits a
worry much. coast to the far-flung highland areas of the temple of the same name. The monkeys
island, they all show dissimilar ‘cultures’, there are said to comprise three regions
behaviors and antics. in the ‘monkey kingdom’. According to a

BALI&BEYOND NOVEMBER 2010 39


The island’s furry residents
can be encountered along the
road to north Bali via Bedugul,
at Ubud’s Monkey Forest, the
timid ones at Alas Kedaton,
while the notoriously naughty
types can be found up the
stairs to the Uluwatu temple.
40 BALI&BEYOND NOVEMBER 2010
During meditation, Anak Agung Anglurah
Made Karangasem Sakti obtained
inspiration to build a temple in the nutmeg
forest at Sangeh. To this day, the Bukit
Sari temple remains testament to the
duty and respect that the Royal Family
of Mengwi pays in tribute to the gods of
Mount Agung.
While in Uluwatu, good advice is to
take along a stick for your walk through
the ‘forest’, just to bluff the monkeys and
keep them from stalking and snatching
anything – from below and from up in the
foliage. Don’t wear interesting items, and
park away from trees and large groups of
the racketing ruffians – to save your car’s
paint job.
A much friendlier crew inhabits

local legend of Bukit Sari this was where


Hanuman, the monkey character from
the Ramayana epic, lifted the mountain
Mahameru. Some parts of this mountain
fell down there and since then the monkeys
have ruled over the region. The Sangeh
Monkey Forest is located in the namesake
village within the Badung regency around
25 km from the city of Denpasar. The area
was once a nature reserve, then with the
issuance of a Ministry of Forestry decree in
1993 its status changed to a Nature Park,
covering 14 hectares of homogeneous Pala
(nutmeg) forests at an altitude of 100 -150
meters above sea level.
It was Anak Agung Anglurah Made
Karangasem Sakti, the adopted son
of the King of Mengwi Cokorda Sakti
Blambangan, who built the Bukit Sari
temple. Mengwi was once one of Bali’s
major kingdoms located near Sangeh.
At the beginning of the 17th century, the
royal family of Mengwi ruled from the
Blambangan area all the way to East Java.

BALI&BEYOND NOVEMBER 2010 41


It’s most natural inhabitants - the
primordial primates, enhance the
antiquated scenes of Bali’s temples and
the island’s deep immaculate forests.
PHOTO BY GUSTRA

PHOTO BY GUSTRA

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PHOTO BY MURDANI USMAN

Alas Kedaton in the Tabanan regency (above and far left) is a lush 12-hectare forest that also is the site of the namesake temple.
That is inhabited by the more ‘friendly’ gray macaques. So is the long stairway climb up Lempuyang temple (left) where colonies greet pilgrims along the way.

the Mandala Wisata Wenara Wana male sub adults, 77 adult females, 122 of the furry beings in their valleys. The
Padangtegal Ubud, better known as the juveniles and 54 infants) Balinese long- temple of Pulaki on the northwest coast
Ubud Monkey Forest. This sanctuary tailed macaques that inhabit the Sacred similarly shares the ‘annoy the prayer-
for the macaca fascicularis is taken care Monkey Forest of Padangtegal. However, goers’ antics of Uluwatu, while in my
of by the Padangtegal community, who these long-tailed macaques do not belong own personal experience, the shiest of all
in a fun way call their monkey friends to the same troop. In fact, within the colonies are the macaques of the eastern
‘krama bojog’. Special officers or rangers Sacred Monkey Forest there are 4 distinct hills – the long stairway climb up the
feed the monkeys on controlled daily troops. Tourists tend to have a difficult time Lempuyang temple pilgrimage.
schedules; however, visitors also get the identifying the various long-tailed macaque It’s most natural inhabitants - the
chance to feed them bananas in regulated troops, mostly because the area(s) that primordial primates, enhance the
amounts, to prevent them from becoming each of the troops primarily occupy within antiquated scenes of Bali’s temples and
overweight. the boundaries of the Sacred Monkey the immaculate forests. Pay homage
Although the Sacred Monkey Forest Forest changes over time. to the natural side, the many ‘monkey
of Padangtegal is only about a tenth of a Alas Kedaton in the Tabanan regency kingdoms’ across the island, but always
kilometer square (approximately 27 acres) is a lush 12-hectare forest that is also keep caution in mind: though they have
in size, it is rich in terms of biodiversity. The inhabited by the more ‘friendly’ gray lived side-by-side with humans for
Sacred Monkey Forest contains upwards macaques. On the way to the Bedugul centuries, they still are wild animals. Have
of 80 species of trees. Currently, there are uplands and passing the border north to fun monkeying around! ■
approximately 340 (32 adult males, 19 the Buleleng regency, there are also sights Text and photos by Nyoman Ari Gunadi

BALI&BEYOND NOVEMBER 2010 43


BEYONDBALI

A doring
donara
Small, sun-bleached passenger boats will
carry you from Larantuka across the clear
turquoise waters to Waiwerang, the capital
of Adonara. It is a tiny township of rusting
tin roofs and sagging palm trees, and once
the ferry departs an air of tropical torpor
descends. Adonara is close enough to
Larantuka to visit on a day trip, but there
are a couple of simple guesthouses here
if you want to spend the night.

L
arantuka, a town of white small island with a big history; beyond it
churches at the eastern is the rugged and mountainous Lembata,
tip of Flores, is the end of famed for its traditional whaling village at
the road. This is the point Lamalera on the south coast. Further afield
where bus travel finally and beyond the horizon lies the volcanic
gives way to boat trips. Pantar and the pristine coral reefs and
But though this Catholic stronghold is the dark, myth-filled hills of Alor. But before
terminus of the Trans-Flores Highway, for all that, rising in steep green hillsides just
anyone with a taste for adventure it is just across the Flores Strait is Adonara, the
the start of the real journey. most easily reached in this tantalizing chain
From the dockside, with its baskets and of islands, but perhaps the least visited.
bundles and white wooden ferries, a view Small, sun-bleached passenger boats
of a mirror-smooth private sea opens, and will carry you from Larantuka across the
offshore lies the first landfalls of the Solor clear turquoise waters to Waiwerang, the
and Alor Archipelagos, the string of small capital of Adonara. It is a tiny township of
islands that form the furthest extremity of rusting tin roofs and sagging palm trees,
the East Nusa Tenggara province. To the and once the ferry departs an air of tropical
south stands the long ridge of Solor, a torpor descends. Adonara is close enough

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Pantai Ena Burak, one of Adonara’s best beaches
lies about ten kilometers east of Waiwerang.

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Ile Boleng peak under a spectacular evening sky, seen from neighboring
Lembata. Locals are adept at shinning up the trunks of palm trees to cut
coconuts for drinking water, or to make tuak – palm wine (above left). One
of the rumah adat, the ceremonial buildings in Lama Nepa hamlet near Koli.
Ancestral heirlooms are keptNOVEMBER
46 BALI&BEYOND inside (above2010
right).
sionaries arrived even earlier – in 2010 the mixture of Catholics and Muslims. The two
Catholic community focused on Larantuka communities live side by side, and there
celebrating its 500th anniversary. In 1561 are often interfaith marriages for they share
the Portuguese arrived in force and built the same adat traditions, the customs and
one fort on Solor and another on the north belief systems that predate the arrival of
coast of Adonara. From this unlikely out- foreign religions on Adonara. Bride prices
post they controlled the traffic in fragrant here are still paid in heirloom elephant
sandalwood from nearby Timor, as well as tusks, imported from mainland Asia cen-
spices from Maluku further north. It was turies ago. The most valuable of the tusks
only when the Portuguese lost ground to can be worth as much as Rp50 million, and
the Dutch in the 17th century that Solor a marriage between aristocratic families
and Adonara became a lost tropical back- can require a payment of ten such pieces!
water once more. Today only the echoes Traditions are at their strongest in the
of their Portuguese past are in the strong hills of Adonara. Though the island is peace-
Catholicism of these islands, and in the ful now, local men still carry long spears
devotion shown to the ancient Portuguese when they go into the forest, an echo of
idol of the Virgin Mary, known here as times when rival clans were often in conflict.
Tuan Ma. In the villages of the Koli area, high amongst
Beyond Waiwerang Adonara is a place green, palm-clad ridges with a view of Ile
of steeply folded hills and thick palm Boleng’s smooth cone rising to the east,
forests. Despite the greenery this is a dry there are traditional ceremonial buildings.

Waiwerang’s name means “Water from the Land” in the local


language, and it is named after a hot spring that bubbles out of the
ground not far from the jetty.
to Larantuka to visit on a day trip, but there island by Indonesian standards. Maize In the Lama Nepa hamlet, the roof of
are a couple of simple guesthouses here if rather than rice is the main crop here. the Koke-Bale, the thatched building tra-
you want to spend the night. Great piles of yellow corncobs are heaped ditionally used for planning battles in times
Waiwerang’s name means “Water from outside red-roofed village houses, and the of clan warfare, is decorated with a carving
the Land” in the local language, and it is local staple food is jagung titi, a sort of of the dragon that was slain by the village’s
named after a hot spring that bubbles out squashed popcorn! founding fathers according to legend. In
of the ground not far from the jetty. This The potholed road east of Waiwerang another building nearby one family has the
geothermally heated water shows that leads through villages and cornfields with duty of minding a sacred sword, said to
fiery forces are at work beneath Adon- the soaring slopes of Ile Boleng looming to have belonged to the dragon-slayer. Sa-
ara’s green hills, and a glance east along the left. To the right lies a string of pristine cred power and ancestral spirits are said
Waiwerang’s sleepy main street reveals the white beaches. Head down a bumpy red to linger around this rusty heirloom, so an
volcanic apex of the region – Ile Boleng, track to Pantai Ena Burak on a weekday offering of food and tuak, a palm wine, are
the 1,659 meter mountain that looms over and you’ll likely have the strip of blinding placed before it each evening.
the island. white sand, backed by palms and black Tuak is made from fermented coconut
Despite its remote location, Adonara basalt outcrops and fronted by a skyline water or lontar juice and quaffed from a
was close to the epicenter of some of the view of the hills of Solor and Lembata, hollowed out coconut shell, and is the
earliest European involvement in Indonesia. all to yourself. Small white boats chug beverage of choice in these villages, but
The Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magel- against the current offshore and the bright before drinking, anyone whose parents
lan sailed this way in 1522, and according blue water surges onto the shore. have already died will deliberately spill a
to local tradition the first Portuguese mis- Today the people of Adonara are a drop of the sweet liquor onto the ground

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ADONARA PERDOLENA
ORINGBELE

WALOONE

EAST ADONARA
LARANTUKA
WEST ADONARA

KAWELA

OYANGBARANG

SOLOR TIMUR
NUSA TENGGARA TIMUR

– an offering to the ancestors. ash high into the tropical sky. and Java. Taboos surround the flanks of
More folklore surrounds the mighty, Today the mountain is dormant and Ile Boleng – no salt or fish may be carried
dominating volcano peak that towers over the climb to the summit is one of the most to the summit, and on the slopes even
Adonara. Each year at the start of the wet rewarding hikes in Nusa Tenggara. From discussions of maritime matters, boats or
season, elders from the villages on the lower the cool, green village of Lamalota a black whales for example, are forbidden.
slopes head up to the summit of Ile Boleng trail leads through dense forest and past Beyond the forest the trail leads over
where they toss chickens into the deep small gardens in quiet clearings with tan- steep, stony slopes before finally reach-
crater as offerings. The volcano, locals say, gles of thorny creepers and wild avocado ing the crater lip. Follow this great gaping
must be fed like this each year to ensure and guava trees. Villagers grow vanilla chasm of fractured red rock to the very
that it remains good tempered. Perhaps its in the undergrowth and the branches are summit and you’ll find a swell view of a wild
hunger was not satisfied in 1982 – the last full of green parakeets and other birdlife island world. Far below is all of Adonara,
year that it erupted, throwing smoke and more reminiscent of Australia than of Bali from Ena Burak’s white shore to the green,
village-speckled interior. To the south
Solor rides like a ship at anchor, and to
the east Lembata broods with Ile Boleng’s
twin, the steep cone of Ile Api, rising over
the shore. And beyond to the west lies
the mountains of Flores. The view makes
the climb more than worthwhile, and that
panorama of isolated islands is a tantalizing
window looking out onto other potential
adventures in this beautiful, little-known

INDONESIA corner of Indonesia. ■


Text and photos by Tim Hannigan

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CAPITALCORNER

JAPANESE
TO PLEASE!
PHOTO COURTESY HOTEL BOROBUDUR, JAKARTA

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PHOTO COURTESY THE DHARMAWANGSA HOTEL
I
Follow on with f that agreeing nod comes with a
spontaneously wandering mind
blue Japanese food buff, read on. Below
are some of the recommended spots in
the seems-to-be- thinking about naughty tartan mini town you have to try.

mushrooming trend skirts or sailor-moon style school


uniforms or those kinky erotic toys, I THE CLASSIC KICK
of eating Japanese have to disappoint you. AT SEKITEI
in town. Apart from their considerable
contribution in wild imaginations and
What’s more entertaining than sitting
at their spacious Teppanyaki tables
For sushi, sashimi, innovations, err… if not bizarre, out-of-the watching (and drooling at) the chef as he

teppanyaki, tempura, box ideas, the Japanese are also known


as some of the world’s greatest creators of
is chopping, slicing, stirring, whipping and
tossing the fresh ingredients as the smell
or any other kind of gastronomic joy. of spices linger in the air? Maintaining

dish... dig in From the tasty tempting appetizer to the classic tradition of the cuisine, Sekitei
the sweet scrumptious dessert, how can offers Sushi & Sashimi, Tempura, and Hot
- with chopsticks. one argue that their kitchen is not a journey Pot (Shabu-Shabu and Sukiyaki). Their
of culinary delights? Perhaps that explains beautifully presented appetizer range
the seems-to-be-mushrooming trend consists of light dishes with colorful tastes.
of eating Japanese in town. For sushi, Miso Soup is a nice warm entrance,
sashimi, teppanyaki, tempura, or any other followed by Salmon Sashimi with Ponzu
kind of dish. sauce or Salmon Teppanyaki in aluminium
Now if you are a trend-follower, simply foil with Yuzu Butter. The garlicky fried
a curious and adventurous eater, or a true rice topped with crunchy salmon skin

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PHOTO COURTESY THE DHARMAWANGSA HOTEL

PHOTO COURTESY HOTEL BOROBUDUR, JAKARTA

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Title page: Miyama Jyu Jyu Steak; page 51: Sekitei Sushi; this page: Miyama assorted rolls PHOTO COURTESY HOTEL BOROBUDUR, JAKARTA
and Sekitei interiors; page 53: Miyama Hamachi Kama.
have the gigantic lush and leafy garden it the impeccably Kimono-dressed staff?
of the Borobudur Hotel, in which to take You decide for yourself when you dine at
your happy belly on a nice healthy stroll Asuka. It’s hard not to be impressed. But
after indulging your Japanese cravings. indeed, ambience isn’t the only thing that
Their big Lunch and Dinner menu selection will take your breath away. Their Omakase
ranges from Sushi-Sashimi, Tempura, dining is an exotic multi-course dining
Teppanyaki, Bento Set, and Teppanyaki to journey that will leave you speechless.
the royal Kaiseki Course. Ask for a combo Seriously, how can you forget the smooth
of tiny fried chicken, mini pizza and tofu and tender meat of their sensational Fugu
for a fun appetizer. To warm up, you can Fish? Or the chewy Whale’s Tongue
start with their mushroom grill in aluminum (Saezuri Karashisumiso) in vinegar sauce
foil with its simple but tasty soup or kama and miso paste? The tiny delicious broiled
hamachi, their salty fried fish. A couple of duck meat is also another joyful dish.
must-try grilled beef includes the soft and You can’t go wrong with their white fish
succulent Gyu Teriyaki and the served-on- or sashimi, as they’re all so fresh and
hot-volcano-stone Jyu Jyu Steak. Rainbow delightful. Remember though, not to miss

Miyama’s Lunch and Dinner selection ranges


from Sushi-Sashimi, Tempura, Teppanyaki,
Bento Set, and Teppanyaki to the royal
Kaiseki Course. Ask for a combo of fried
chicken, mini pizza and tofu for appetizer.

is perfect company for the tender, nice Sushi is a joyous bite with a mix of avocado, their addictive Salmon Mentai Rolls. And
and juicy premium-grade Wagyu Beef. salmon cucumber and tuna. Miyama is a make sure to leave a space for dessert.
As for the sushi, grab the California Rolls paradise for Japanese desserts as they offer Their cold, mouth-watering, soft and juicy
and Ebi Tempura Rolls. Apart from the heaps of sweet picks. Japanese Melon & Strawberry is to die for.
regular menu, you can also enjoy their Don’t be too full for their green tea Asuka, JW Mariott Jakarta
Combination Set Menu (where you can Japanese pancake (Dorayaki) with red Jl. Lingkar Mega Kuningan Kav. E.1.2,
choose from 9 available dishes including beans and vanilla ice cream. Or the Cream Jakarta, (021) 5798-8888
Chawan Mushi, Rice, Set and Dessert. Or Amitsu that blends sweet red beans, fruit
their Lunch Menu that offers you 2 or 3 cocktail, rice cake dumplings and Ogura THE SERENE PLEASURE
dishes from the 25 available. There you go, ice cream. Now, how can you resist such AT SENRYO
so now you know where to indulge your a combo? In contrast to the hustle and bustle of the
mega Japanese cravings. Miyama, Hotel Borobudur Grand Indonesia, Senryo is a calm, noise-
Sekitei at Bimasena, Jalan Lapangan Banteng Selatan, unpolluted Japanese dining destination
The Dharmawangsa Hotel Jakarta, (021) 380-5555 ext. 73100 with a range of sushi rolls that you will
Jl. Dharmawangsa Raya 39, Jakarta find hard to refuse. Start with the simple
(021) 725-4142 THE EXOTIC THRILL and fresh Genki Salad, followed by the
AT ASUKA rather sweet Tamago Yaki (eggs). Salmon
THE “LUSH-CIOUS” Is it the edgy Zen-designed interior with lovers, this is your paradise. Some of the
DELIGHT AT MIYAMA the handmade paper lighted-wall? Or the highlights include Yaki Salmon, Salmon
Does the joy end when you empty that Honoki wood-decorated sushi counter Mentai, Smoked Salmon (with tasty
dessert plate? Not at Miyama. You still with a unique curved wall behind it? Or is mayonnaise and onions) and the unique

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PHOTO COURTESY THE DHARMAWANGSA HOTEL
From tempting appetizers to sweet
scrumptious desserts, the Japanese menu
is a journey of culinary delights.

PHOTO COURTESY HOTEL BOROBUDUR, JAKARTA

Kuro Kosho Salmon with black pepper so good that you may want to possessively
on top of mayo. Half-grilled Aburi Salmon guard your own plate without sharing. That
Top: Sekitei Teppanyaki.
and the Dynamite Roll Salmon with a bit would be understandable.
Above: Miyama Jyu Jyu Steak.
of a spicy kick are very tempting too. Crab Senryo Genki Sushi
fans, try the Akairo Roll, Summer Roll or Grand Indonesia West Mall
Rainbow Roll. For a bigger munch, take Entertainment District 2
the Dragon Roll that has prawns and Level 5 *03-03A, Jakarta
avocados. (021) 2358-0953
As for the sashimi, you’ll never get
enough of their inexplicably delicious fatty
tuna. Coming as a delightful main or just as Text and photos by Kathy Petite,
a side snack is the Tori Karage, small tiny and courtesy Sekitei, Miyama, Senryo,
pieces of crunchy deep-fried chicken. It is and Asuka.

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WINING N’
SCREENING KIWI
The Ambassador of New Zealand H.E. Mr.
David Taylor, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, and
Indowines invited guests to attend a New Zealand
Wine Tasting session on October 12 at The Wine
House on Jl. Raya Kerobokan No.66. The following
day, a screening of the New Zealand Film “Home by
Christmas” was held at the 2010 Balinale International
Film Festival and at a cocktail reception in honor of
visiting New Zealand Actress Chelsie Preston-Crayford.
The film screening took place at the Galleria 21 Cineplex
CLICK N’ FLY of the Bali Galleria in Kuta, and the cocktail reception
Air France and KLM have launched their new mobile websites, was held afterwards at Planet Hollywood.
mobile.airfrance.com and KLM.com for mobile phones. Their respective www.nzembassy.com/jakarta
free applications for iPhones are available via the iPhone App Store, and
soon as well for BlackBerry via BlackBerry App World. With Air France
and KLM’s mobile websites, available in six languages, travelers can for
the first time ever worldwide, change tickets at no extra charge, as well
as other interesting and convenient features. Passengers can thus adjust
their bookings and arrange their new flights in just a few clicks. They
can also check in, and also for all those traveling with them, choose
their seat on the seat map, book their Siège Plus for extra legroom (on
the Air France mobile site), or a seat in the Economy Comfort zone (on
KLM.com for mobile), and receive their boarding pass by SMS or e-mail,
which travelers can either display directly on their mobile phone upon
boarding, or print out at the airport.
www.airfrance.com, www.klm.com.

HEROES’ JOYRIDE
Dewata Harley-Davidson invites Harley riders and
big bike enthusiasts to join in on their Dewata Harley-
Davidson to Surabaya Pahlawan (heroes’) Tour, which
revs up from November 11-14. For the Surabaya bike
tour there will be featured an overnight stay in Malang
and two nights stay in Surabaya. Rental bikes are
available to the public who wish to join in on the tour.
For further information contact Dewata Harley-
Davidson’s Rental Department at (0361) 764-272.
Dewata Harley-Davidson, Jl. ByPass
Ngurah Rai No. 120 A-B, Kuta
www.harley-davidson-bali.com

PONTIANAK’S LATEST
The Aston Pontianak Hotel and Convention Center has
opened and aims to be West Kalimantan’s leading international 4-star
hotel. Located in the heart of Pontianak just off Jalan Gajah Mada, the
hotel features several superlative features such as West Kalimantan’s
largest pillar-less ball room, a 1,000 square-meter exhibition hall,
several modern and functional breakout rooms, a shopping arcade,
a Chinese specialty restaurant, an attractive outdoor pool, and a full
service spa with more than 33 treatment rooms as well as a dedicated
entertainment floor containing 22 Karaoke suites.
www.aston-international.com

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HOTELHIGHLIGHTS
Bali Tropic Resort & Spa
Bali Tropic Resort & Spa is an all-inclusive hotel that epitomizes
the authentic Balinese architecture and style fringed by white-
sand and crystalline sea--s. It combines nature, rejuvenating spa
treatments, and a host of recreational activities to give you the
ultimate tropical retreat...

Perched gracefully between the ocean and the sky, embraced by the
lush tropical landscape, resort serenity designed for indulgence, the
ambience is definitely natural, a place of beauty beyond imagining.

The resort offers 130 deluxe rooms, 14 royal bungalows and 3


2-bedroom suites, each featuring individually controlled air–
conditioning, private bath/showers, satellite TV, IDD, minibars,
and tea/coffee making facilities, safe deposit box. Vast choices for
All Inclusive dining include three restaurants and four bars, serving international
barbecue buffet dinner. Bali Tropical Spa has 10 treatment rooms
Jl. Pratama 34A, Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua with private shower and bathtub offering traditional massages,
Tel: (62) 361 772130, Fax: (62) 361 772131 body scrubs, facial and other therapies to choose from.
E-mail: hotel@balitropic-resort.com
Website: www.balitropic-resort.com Experience the authentic Balinese hospitality.

Pool Villa Club Sanur Beach Bali


The Pool Villa Club at Sanur Beach Bali offers luxurious one-bedroom
ocean view villas with direct beach access.

Each villa with private terrace and its own 11m private pool also
comes with a majestic bed, living and dining areas and expansive
gardens with gazebo. The villas have fully equipped kitchens with
breakfast bar, a spacious bathroom with Jacuzzi and walk-in
wardrobes. Guests may take the option of dining at the gazebo
while enjoying the beach and the ocean. Personal butlers provide
personalized services. A perfect place for couples, families or to
entertain friends.

Sanur Beach Bali also features 426 rooms and suites, 2 large pools,
a choice of restaurants and bars.

Jl. Danau Tamblingan, Sanur 80228


Bali, Indonesia
Ph: +62 361 288011 Fax: +62 361 287566
reservation@sanurbeach.aerowisata.com
www.sanurbeach.aerowisata.com

The Patra Bali Resort & Villas


The Patra Bali Resort & Villas is an 11 hectare five star resort
in Tuban, offering one of the largest guestrooms in Kuta. All
decorated in traditional Balinese style with exquisite wooden
furnishings overlooking exotic tropical landscapes. The hotel has
a warm and peaceful atmosphere and is ideal for total relaxation!

The Resort has 206 rooms and suites, all beautifully appointed,
with marble bathrooms and five-star amenities. There is a huge
swimming pool right by the sea. The 22 Villas are a semi-boutique
concept, giving extra privacy and luxury for families or couples.
Many have private plunge pools, and they’ve all 24-hour butler
service. Villa guests have their own huge seaside swimming pool
and exclusive use of the Floating Heritage Lounge. The hotel offers
more facilities like 4 restaurants, convention centers, a Kids club,
Spa & Health club, a Beach Bar and free shuttle service to Kuta.
Jl. Ir. H. Juanda, South Kuta Beach, Kuta
Tel : (0361) 751-161 The location is ideal, a huge landscaped property on South Kuta
Fax: (0361) 752-030 Beach, directly on the Indian Ocean and next to the international
reservation.bali@patra-jasa.com airport. A 5-minute drive north brings you to the heart of Kuta’s
www.patrabali.com shopping district.

The Dreamland Luxury Villas & Spa


The Dreamland Luxury Villas & Spa is a new destination for those
who want to experience the atmosphere of first class service with
state of the art facilities. 42 Private Pool Villas are available with
different categories; 1 bedroom suite villa, 2 and 3 bedroom family
villas to meet every guest’s dream.

The Dream Spa is a fantastic hide away spa destination for the
mind, body and soul. Featuring 3 Romantic Spa Rooms with
double spa bed, shower, Jacuzzi, Sauna and spa locker. From the
moment you enter into the resort’s lobby you can see the amazing
Ocean Views, nice breeze, breathe in the fresh air, you can feel
the sensation of the tranquil up hill environment. The Dream Spa
is where a heavenly atmosphere invites you to relax, with an
assortment of treatments invite you to indulge. Let the sensation
Jl. Raya Uluwatu, Br. Bakung Sari, of the Dream Spa’s atmosphere pamper and comport you soon.
Ungasan, South Kuta, Bali
Tel. (0361) 708 199; Fax. (3361) 708 168 In the Ungasan village, high on the southernmost peninsula of the
E-mail: reservation@dreamland-villa.com island of Bali. Ten minutes to Dreamland beach, from your villa by
sales@dreamland-villa.com our free shuttle service.
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PAN PANAMA!
Gran Meliá Jakarta is having an
international food festival featuring
Panama. Panamanian food is similar
to other Latin American countries with
Asian and African influences. Chef
Pascual G. González. will be specially
flown in from Panama to prepare his
own unique and rich cuisine. As a land
bridge between two continents, Panama
is loaded with a variety of tropical fruits,
vegetables and herbs that are used in
native cooking. Panama’s cuisine is
influenced by Hispanic, native Indian,
African and Chinese cultures.
Gran Meliá Jakarta, (021) 526-8080
www.granmeliajakarta.com

SAIL MOROTAI
The Indonesian government has declared Sail Banda 2010 a success.
This has led to the declaration of a similar event two years from now. Besides
taking the Banda Islands as an icon for the Sail Banda 2010, a similar event
would also use Morotai Island as the icon for Sail Morotai 2012. The plan
was submitted by the President himself in Ternate, North Maluku in August.
The President was in Ternate during his working visit for the inauguration of
Sail Banda 2010. In North Maluku, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
inaugurated Sofifi City as the capital of the North Maluku province. Morotai
Island is in the northernmost province of North Maluku. This island is the
outermost and adjacent to the Pacific Ocean. “Two years from now we will
have Sail Morotai, so let us plan well in order to succeed and advance,” said the
President to the applause of the people of Ternate. Let’s stay tuned for 2012.

GRAND WELCOMES SEMARANG SUAVE SWEET SURABAYA


Grand Hyatt Jakarta appoints Dale The Surabaya Plaza Hotel The Prime Plaza Road Show
H. Parkington as the hotel’s new Director celebrated its “Sweet SPH 17th 2010 in Semarang was held at the
of Food and Beverage. Dale comes Anniversary” on October 15. The Majesty Convention Hall on Jalan
from a family of hoteliers and started festivities began when the General Gajah Mada, and was attended
his career in the hospitality industry in Manager, Resident Manager, and six by more than 100 invitees from 50
South Africa. In 2006 he moved to the department heads of SPH served guests companies and travel agents. The
Grand Hyatt Cairo, where he remained for during breakfast time at the restaurant. road show opened with a welcoming
almost a year in the same position before Joining in with the other wait staff, dance medley from West Java, Central
being promoted to Director of Food and department heads of Sales & Marketing, Java, East Java and Bali, which
Beverage at the Hyatt Regency Sharm El Housekeeping, Front Office, Marco’s reflect the locations where the Prime
Shiekh in Egypt, a position he held for the Salon & Spa, Engineering, and Human Plaza Hotels & Resorts are located,
past 3 years. Resources joined in. This unusual event interspersed with a performance from
Grand Hyatt Jakarta surprised the guests, who congratulated the Prime Band, then continued with
(021) 390-1234 them cheerfully. dinner and various door prizes.
jakarta.grand.hyatt.com www.pphotels.com www.pphotels.com

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HOTELHIGHLIGHTS
Danoya Villa Holiday in Luxury
Offering a modern spin on traditional, tropical villas, the residences
at Danoya Villa combine open-plan architecture with an Indonesian
touch. They are stylishly furnished and offer all the benefits that
are expected at a luxury resort. In addition to the advantages of
the estate’s prime location, on-site five-star facilities are provided
exclusively for guests.

The villas cater perfectly for relaxation and pure indulgence.


Poolside wooden sun beds are a feature of the stunning pools
that are surrounded by tropical gardens.
There are 24-hour security and reception, laundry services, free
Wi-Fi in villas, business centre with free internet access, spa
and massage in villa, drop off shuttle bus service to Legian and
Seminyak areas, and airport transfers by request.
Jalan Batubelig 559, Kerobokan
Kuta – Bali Danoya Villa is only 10 minutes by walk to Batubelig beach, 5
Tel: (0361) 735 305 minutes drive to famous restaurants such as Métis, Sardine,
Fax: (0361) 733 372 Warung Sobat, and Nuri’s; 15 minutes to the entertainment and
E-mail: reservation@danoya.com shopping district of Seminyak; and 25 minutes to Bali Ngurah Rai
Website: www.danoya.com International Airport.

Mentari Sanur Hotel


The Mentari Sanur Hotel is tucked away down a small side street
just off Jalan Hangtuah at the northern end off Sanur, Bali’s most
enchanted village. Shaded by frangipani trees, this two-storey 28
rooms hotel offers the ideal combination of modern facilities and
a charming Balinese atmosphere with family style hospitality and
service.

A large luxury private swimming pool is the right place for you
to pamper your self and relax in a privacy atmosphere under a
warm tropical sun. Tunjung Restaurant offers a combination of
continental and traditional Balinese dining, cozy lounge is the area
where you can sit down, relax, and bar will serves you varieties of
drinks. Free exclusive broadband internet access.

Located in a tranquil coastal village of Sanur make the Mentari Sanur


Hotel is situated in an ideal location with immediate access to the
Jl. Hangtuah III No.3, Sanur, main highway and just minutes from many great tourist activities and
Tel: (0361) 283-286, Fax: (0361) 283-017 attraction, 25 minutes drive to the Ngurah Rai International Airport, 20
E-mail: sales@mentarisanur.com minutes drive to Kuta Beach, 5 minutes drive to the Sanur shopping
Website: www.mentarisanur.com area, 10 minutes drive to Denpasar and 30 minutes to Ubud.

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.

Jl. Legian 83A, Legian The hotel is less than 15 minutes from Ngurah Rai International
Tel: (0361) 754-082Fax: (0361) 750-792 Airport; 20 minutes drive to Denpasar, 30 minutes from Sanur,
E-mail: info@maxi-hotel.com Nusa Dua and within 45 minutes drive to the artistic centre of
Website: www.maxi-hotel.com Ubud and about 350 meters from Bali’s famous Kuta Beach.

Hard Rock Hotel Bali


Asia’s first Hard Rock Hotel, covering a prime three hectares site
at the heart of Bali’s entertainment and shopping district. This is
the ultimate theme vacation resort with Hard Rock’s signature of
limitless energy, unparalleled creativity and quality service - the
perfect place to Rest, Relax & Rock!

Hard Rock Hotel features 418 tribute rooms and luxury suites,
alongside six cutting edge food and beverage outlets. A paradise
for couples, families and singles.

Situated at Bali’s famous shopping and entertainment district,


Kuta, just 10 minutes drive from Bali airport, you’ll find that the Hard
Rock Hotel offers more than just comfortable accommodation, it
also blends tropical majesty with today’s modern luxury.

Jl. Pantai, Banjar Pandai Mas, Kuta


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SPECIAL SUNSETS
This is what we recently got from the Rock Bar. What do Stevie Wonder, Sting,
Bjork, Alanis Morissette, Sade and Tone Loc all have in common? They’ve all worked
with Jez Colin, the multi-talented producer, songwriter, re-mixer, music programmer
and musician whose latest album The Latin Project spent 5 weeks at number 1 on
the CMJ (College Music Journal) RPM and Latin charts. His smash hit Lei Lo Lai was
Billboard Dance Charts’ #1 song and the remix was nominated for a Grammy award
in 2004. The album also features Terence Trent D’Arby, guitarist Marc Antoine and
Brazilian vocalist Katia Moraes. Now, Jez brings his eclectic dance remixes to the Rock
Bar for three sunset and late night sessions this month, including a special sunset
session with his good friend Martin East, Rock Bar’s own resident DJ. Dates are Friday,
BUDDING DRAMA November 26 from 5.30 p.m. and Saturday, November 27 from 9.30 p.m.
Gaya Fusion Gallery has invited the Ayana Resort and Spa Bali, Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran
public to take part in a fun workshop and (0361) 702-222; www.ayanaresort.com
show for kids called Shakespeare’s The
Tempest. A Shakespearean Romance.
The Tempest is set in an exotic, fantastic
location with themes of the supernatural
and discovery. The workshop will culminate
in a small play to be performed at the
Gaya Fusion Gallery, creating site specific
performance installations in unusual and
exciting environments. In the children’s
adaptation of The Tempest, participants will
learn acting, how to perform Shakespeare,
voice and movement for the stage,
stage presence and ensemble play. The
performance is to take place on November
28. Meanwhile, Gaya Artspace also presents
an exhibition of art by Frederico Tomasi,
through ‘Chapter 13’. The exhibition is to be
held until November 13. ENTER A GLASS AGE
Gaya Fusion, Jalan Raya Sayan, Ubud BaliWood Resort Art & Culture Centre on Jalan Penestanan in Sayan, Ubud,
(0361) 979-252 www.gayafusion.com is the venue for “The Glass Age”, an exhibition of fine art glass by ‘The Five Elements’
(Fire: Ron Seivertson, master hot glass sculptor/glass blower/project director and lead
artist, Water: Julien Espagne, archaeologist, historical consultant, lead designer, glass
flaking artist, Earth: Regis Anchuelo, master glass blower/sculptor, and Air: Francis
Auboiron, lead hot shop assistant, glass blower/sculptor/engraver. The exhibition was
recently opened on October 9, with openings to the public through December 29 (daily
from 10 a.m. to 5.30pm).
For further information, contact info@horizonglassworks.com

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RESTAURANTHIGHLIGHTS

Bali Jegeg Restaurant Fortuin Cafe - Live & Fresh Grilled Seafood

ocated at the best hidden paradise in Munduk village, which is famous for their ts easy access to and from the highway, highlighted by its superb sunset cocktail
L beautiful waterfall in North Bali, Bali Jegeg Restaurant is the only place to make your
fantasy become real for having your meals while enjoying the nice view of mountains
Iand seafood dinner, Jimbaran Bay / Kedonganan Beach become a must visit dining
destination while in Bali.
and ocean.
Fortuin Cafe, in operations since 2001, is located at the Jimbaran Bay / Kedonganan
Surrounded by fresh air, amidst coffee and clove plantations, Bali Jegeg Restaurant is Beach. A four months renovation program has recently come to a completion, and now
just a few minutes away from Munduk waterfall, so it is a perfect choice for you to have it has a new look, throughout its design and interiors. Most important is that the service
your meals after a trekking down to the waterfall. is up to international standards and yet with Bali hospitality and local nuance.

Besides being famous for their traditional Balinese We also serve Special or Romantic Sunset Dinner
coffee, Bali Jegeg Restaurant also serves Western Parties for birthdays, company gatherings, other
and Indonesian cuisines such as Seafood Kebab, occasions and wedding receptions.
Sandwiches, Pasta, Bakmie, Nasi Goreng and many
others at valuable prices. Ride the local outrigger, toast to the sunset and
Bali Jegeg After enjoying your meals, do not forget to conclude
then enjoy your tasteful seafood dinner, grilled,
fried, steamed or at your choice at Fortuin Cafe, The
Restaurant it with a cup of the famous Balinese coffee. For sure
it would make your day perfect. Only at Bali Jegeg Jln. Pantai kedonganan, Jimbaran Bay,
Chosen, at Jimbaran Bay / Kedonganan Beach. It
promises an unforgettable time in Bali.
Kuta – Bali
Desa Munduk, Singaraja, North Bali
Restaurant. Tel. +62 361 7893583
(+62) 362 700 1634 or Fax. +62 361 702553 Get 10% Discount by Direct Booking.
(+62) 877 62766 199 E-mail: info@fortuincafe.com
For reservations, please dial: www.fortuincafe.com
E-mail : balijegeg.restaurant@yahoo.com
(0362) 700-1634 or (62) 877-62766-199

[SPACE AVAILABLE ] Bella Rosa Italian Restaurant

ucked in Legian’s most perfect hideaway of the Padma Resort Bali, Bella Rosa
T Italian Restaurant is open for dinner daily, serving the finest Italian cuisine from
17:00 – 23:00 hrs with an uninterrupted view of the beach and its spectacular sunsets.

An array of sunset drinks, pizzas and tapas are served daily at the Sunset Bar with live
Contact Bali & Beyond entertainment. All-you-can-eat Italian buffets / flavors of Italy are available on Monday
and Wednesday nights from 18:00 – 21:30 hours at only Rp 195,000 ++ per person
and with 50% discount for children under 12 years old available. Only in November,
Advertising Sales department Bella Rosa is offering a free-flow of its housepour wine* (grape variety and vintage may

ricky@baliandbeyond.co.id vary from time to time and are subject to availability),


local beers, soft drinks, juices, coffee and teas with
yudistira@baliandbeyond.co.id an additional of Rp 200,000 ++ per person when you
join our Flavors of Italy Buffet.
for interesting offers that suits your With the stunning location and settings, Bella Rosa
is available to cater small and private dinners at the
promotional needs. BELLA ROSA ITALIAN ESTAURANT
@ Padma Resort Bali
terrace overlooking the beach while you’re enjoying
Jalan Padma no 1 – Legian, Kuta
the sunset or in the air-conditioned dining room.

+62 361 8868601-2


Tel: 62 361 752 111 ext.1806
E-mail: fb@padmaresortbali.com Dinner reservations are recommended.
www.padmaresortbali.com
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THE TEMPER TRAP!


The Temper Trap is bound for the
stage at the Hard Rock Café Bali on
November 10. The alternative rock band
from Australia noted for its atmospheric
sound and featuring grand guitars set to
pulsating rhythms, was formed in 2005 in
Melbourne, Australia with Indonesian-born
vocalist and guitarist Dougy Mandagi,
guitarist and keyboardist Lorenzo Sillitto,
bassist Jonathon Aherne and drummer
Toby Dundas. They are one of the most
in-demand new bands in the world today.
The BBC chose The Temper Trap for its top
15 Sounds of 2009; Sweet Disposition was
the official soundtrack of the hit indie movie
500 Days of Summer and won Song of The
Year 2010 in APRA Music Awards.
Hard Rock Cafe Bali, Jl. Pantai Kuta,
Banjar Pande Mas, Kuta (0361) 755-661

AN XMAS
CHARITY
The BIWA Christmas Charity Bazaar
2010 is to take place on November 7
from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. at the Kuta
Galleria Shopping Arcade on Jalan Patih
Jelantik in Kuta. Around 200 stalls with
BALI MEDITATES AGAIN
wonderful arrays of merchandise, delicious The 2nd International Bali Meditators’ Festival (IBMF) is to be held from
food and beverages, a children’s corner, November 12-14 with the theme: “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam: Living in Peace, Love
entertainment, fun and games, raffles and a and Harmony through Meditation”. The festival will be held in Ubud and is organized
silent auction are to be featured. Entrance is by the Anand Ashram Foundation, which was founded by Anand Krishna in 1991.
free to the public, and all proceeds from the Inspired by Anand Krishna’s own experience after being mysteriously relieved from
bazaar will go to support the BIWA Social leukemia, the center was aimed at introducing meditation as the foundation of holistic
Welfare projects involved with women and health, especially for those who lived in a big and busy city such as Jakarta. Main
children’s health and education in Bali. You programs include plenary and panel sessions, with side events comprising workshops
can book now for Rp. 300,000 per table. on meditation, an evening of devotion, Sufi Night, and a marketplace (bazaar), as well
BIWA Center as free side events such as Yoga for Kids, percussion practices, and various community
Jl. Danau Tandakan No. 5, Sanur events. The festival is open to the public.
(0361) 286-564 International Bali Meditators’ Festival, Jl. Pura Mertasari 27, Sunset Road, Kuta
www.biwa-bali.org (0361) 7801-595; info@balimeditates.org

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SEE&SEEN

BEER N’ CHEER
Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel & Villas held its annual Oktoberfest 2010
from September 24-26 in a large tent alongside Jalan Kartika Plaza, located
between the Discovery Shopping Mall and the Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel. In
the traditional spirit of Oktoberfest, guests enjoyed beers and authentic Bavarian
specialties while indulging in unique games and winning door prizes to tunes from
a live 12-member Humpapa Band. The fair was open to the public from 6 p.m.
on the first day and from 10 a.m. on the last two. Oktoberfest is an annual festival,
one of the most popular events with its origins in Munich, Germany from late
September to early October. It is one of the world’s largest fairs with over six million
people attending at special venues the world over each year.
Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel & Villas, Jl. Kartika Plaza, South Kuta
BALI CLEAN UP DAY (0361) 751-067; www.discoverykartikaplaza.com

Bali Clean Up Day, an environmental cleanup campaign


supported by 31 non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
was held on September 20 simultaneously in 19 separate
locations throughout Bali, from north to south. Locations
included Tejakula, Lovina, Bedugul, Ubud, Mengwi, Kuta,
Kedonganan, Suluban, Padang-padang, Uluwatu, Nusa
Dua, Tanjung Benoa, Benoa Harbour, Serangan Island,
Padang Sambian and Sanur. Chairman of the committee,
Nunie Kneip of the Rotary Club of Nusa Dua, said that the
success of this activity is evidence that the people of Bali
do care about the problems of plastic waste that not only
threaten the tourism industry, but also the specter of the
emergence of various disasters such as floods and disease.

SECOND EUPHORIA
RESPONSIBLE, SUSTAINABLE Joining the euphoria of its second ‘A|Club
As part of a global initiative, the InterContinental Bali Resort celebrated its Anniversary’ celebration, the Sofitel Seminyak Bali
Responsible Business Day that highlights efforts that the InterContinental Hotels held its ‘A|Magnifique 2nd Anniversary’ cocktail party
and Resorts around the world are carrying out to sustain and enhance their local at its Royal Villa. Decorated with traditional Balinese
area. In partnership with National Geographic’s Centre for Sustainable Destinations, ornaments, these ‘A’|Club Ambassadors’ have brought
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts properties regularly take part in activities that ‘A|Balinese Village’ ambience into the venue. The
ensure their locations remain an appealing place to visit for future generations. cocktails started at 6 p.m. and guests were welcomed
InterContinental Bali Resort, the focus has been on re-enforcing the importance by traditional bamboo Rindik music. Special cocktails
of motorcycling safety and helmets. Staff members as well as children from the and traditional canapés were passed around for the
upper grades of a local elementary school attended a morning seminar run by Bali’s members to enjoy. Embracing a Balinese Village theme,
Police Department, with an official launch of the resort’s Helmet Exchange Program. all invitees were requested to come dressed with a
InterContinental Bali Resort & Spa, Jalan Uluwatu 45, Jimbaran, (0361) 701-888 Balinese touch on their costumes and the best costume
www.intercontinental.com winner happily brought back a voucher for a 1 hour
64 BALI&BEYOND NOVEMBER 2010 treatment at Le Spa and a bag of complete Sofitel
souvenirs. www.sofitel.com
SEE&SEEN

RECHARGE AT NIKKO
Bali & Beyond and Nikko Bali Resort & Spa
presented the Recharge Night - a Hospitality Industry Party
on Friday, October 1 at the Nikko Bali Resort & Spa, inviting
members of the island’s diverse hospitality industry - from
travel agents, hoteliers, to public relations and market
players. This episode of the Recharge Night was made
possible with the support of Hatten Wines, Heineken, and
Bali Moon Liqueurs.
Nikko Bali Resort & Spa, Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan
(0361) 773-377; www.nikkobali.com

TEE AT THREE
After achieving the Indonesia Leading Golf Resort
category in the recent annual Indonesia Travel and
Tourism Awards 2010/11 presented by the Ministry of
Culture and Tourism of Republic Indonesia and ITTA
Foundation on September 21, New Kuta Golf and
Ocean View celebrated its 3rd Anniversary along with a
special ‘birthday present’. The anniversary celebration
was held on Sunday, October 3 with guests attending
in casual sporty attire, and with a gala dinner and award
presentation ceremony. A golf tournament was held
on October 2 and 3, with the previously expected 400
participants. It was also used as an opportunity to launch
its new membership program with attractive rates and
benefits. Golflink Resorts Pecatu - New Kuta Golf FINE AT NINE
Jl. Raya Uluwatu, Pecatu, Jimbaran The General Manager of The Samaya Bali,
(0361) 8481-333; www.newkutagolf.com Mr. Ray Clark, together with the entire team of the
resort invited all their in-house guests to join in on
the celebration of their 9th Anniversary on October
2. Guests and staff were entertained by DJ Cozi and
jazz music through the evening as food and drinks
were served. Garuda Indonesia and Singapore
Airlines also participated in this special event
through various door prizes for the staff and guests.
The Samaya Seminyak – Bali, Jalan Laksmana,
Seminyak, (0361) 731-149
www.thesamayabali.com
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HELLO! INDONESIA
Hello! - one of Hollywood’s foremost entertainment and celebrity magazines is
now present in Indonesia, complete with news and update photos of local icons
written in Bahasa Indonesia. September 25 saw a number of national celebrity
invitees attending the Hello! Indonesia launch at the Pacific Place Jakarta in a
dress code of ‘A Touch of Red.’ The launch was to have Paris Hilton among
the attendees, but following her denial of entry to Japan, Paris was forced
to cancel her Indonesian visit. Published under the MRA Printed Media a
division of the MRA Group, Hello! Indonesia is expected to become the
foremost guide for updated entertainment news. The Red Carpet Party
also featured a mini fashion show and live entertainment from top national
musicians and a host of celebrities.
www.mra.co.id

DO RUN, RUN, RUN


Hard Rock Hotel Bali held its annual Rock ‘n Run – The
10th Chapter on October 10. More than 350 participants THEY READ,
turned out to ‘run for someone else’s life’. At 7.30 a.m., the
5K charity run was officially started by the district head of
SOME WROTE,
Kuta and accompanied by Mr. Andrew Khoo, the General ALL REJOICED
Manager of Hard Rock Hotel Bali, with the start and finish
in front of the Hard Rock Hotel Bali. On the same day, 25 The 7th Ubud Writers & Readers festival saw 135 writers from 27
children participated in a Kids Rock Coloring competition, countries converge in the village of Ubud from October 6-10. This year’s
which was also part of the charity event. In addition, an open festival’s finest guests included, among others, Louis De Bernières, Anne
to the public charity auction was held after the winners’ prize Enright, William Dalrymple, Nam Le, Tabish Khair, Dede Oetomo, Noor Huda
presentation ceremony. Proceeds from this year’s charity event Ismail, Suad Amiry, Kris Saknussem, Ali Eteraz, Hande Altayli, Tony Maniaty,
were donated to help children in need of cleft lip and palate Pauline Nguyen and Mark Jensen. Various literary and cultural workshops, art
operations, distributed to Rumah Senyum “Smile House” performances and book launch highlights included some prestigious guests
through the Rotary Club of Bali – Seminyak. Hard Rock Hotel supporting the birth of some grand publications. The current Queen of Ternate,
Bali, Jalan Pantai, Banjar Pande Mas, Kuta, (0361) 761-869; Her Royal Highness Jo Ou Ma Boki Ratu Nita Budhi Susanti Mangaloa,
www.hardrockhotels.net launched Toeti Heratis ‘Rainha Boki Raja: Sixteenth Century Queen of Ternate’.
Thomas Keneally launched Kirsty Murrays ‘India Dark’ and Palestinian writer of
‘Menopausal Palestine’, and Suad Amiry launched ‘Nothing To Lose But Your
Life: My 18 Hour Journey with Murad’. This year’s festival once again featured
a ‘Tribute to Gus Dur’, a tribute to the late statesman, religious leader, pluralist
and figure who was often referred to as the living symbol of the national motto,
Bhinneka Tunggal Ika, unity in diversity, which was also taken as the theme
of the festival. With Citibank as this year’s title sponsor, the festival’s closing
66 BALI&BEYOND NOVEMBER 2010 ceremony was held at the Museum Antonio Blanco.
www.ubudwritersfestival.com
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An International Association of Travel and Tourism Professionals
Doing Business Among Friends

BLOWN AWAY BY BREEZE IN SEMINYAK


One Hundred and Two in Shade is the 2010 record number of skalleagues and guests who enjoyed
a truly extraordinary lunch under the impressive high-top festive tent beachside on the lawn at breeze
at SAMAYA. GM Ray Clark, DSOM Ika Dunn and the rest of the six member Skal team at the SAMAYA
continue to top their own magic year after year. Chef and much more, Dean Keddell, produced a triumph of a
menu with duck, black Alaska cod and wow panna cotta. The staff’s attention and service were impeccable.
Cigar smokers and quite a few others lingered on well into the afternoon to enjoy the breeze at breeze.
We can’t wait for next October to see how the SAMAYA can top this year’s lunch.

COMING EVENTS AT THE BEST VENUES IN BALI


The 145 members of Skal Bali meet monthly for a great meal, fellowship, fun, networking and an
opportunity to bond and get to know industry colleagues. On the calendar are:

November 5, Bali Dynasty Resort - Kuta


A Magical Golden Christmas Ball — Saturday December 11
at Nikko Resort & Spa
January 7, Melia Bali Villas and Spa Resort

ABOUT SKAL AND SKAL BALI


Skal International the World’s largest travel
and tourism organization, founded in 1934 in
Paris, 20,000 members in 500 clubs in 90 countries.
Members are industry management and professionals
providing accommodation, tours, transportation
and travel, maritime and other activities, attractions,
restaurants, golf, spas, consultation and media.

Skal Bali is the largest club in Southeast Asia and


World Leader in Membership Growth

Membership and Information Gede Juwena


Telephone: 7840212, email: gede@skalbali.com

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INFOINDEX

AIRLINES ■ CHILE: ■ SWEDEN & FINLAND: Ubud, Tel: (0361) 976-659, Fax: 974-229.
Jl. Jl. Pengembak Gg 1 No. 3, Sanur, Denpasar Segara Village Hotel, Jl. Segara Ayu Jl. Pengosekan, Ubud, open daily 8 am-6pm.
■ AIRPORT OPERATOR: Tel: (0361) 756-781, Fax: (0361) 756-783 Tel: (0361) 282-211, Fax: 282-211
Tel: (0361) 751-011 E-mail: chilehonconsulate@bali-villa.com E-mail: sweconsul@yahoo.com ■ ABIAN KAPAS: Tel: (0361) 227-176
East Denpasar.
■ CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS: ■ CZECH REPUBLIC: ■ SWITZERLAND & AUSTRIA:
Wisthi Sabha Building, 2nd Floor Jl. Pengembak 17 Sanur. Istana Kuta Galeria Blok Valet 2 No 12, Kuta ■ ANTONIO BLANCO: Tel: (0361) 975-502,
Ngurah Rai International Aiprort Tel: (0361) 286-465, Fax: (0361) 286-408 Tel: (0361) 751-735, Fax: (0361) 754-457 975-551, Ubud, open daily 8 am-5 pm.
Call Centre: 0804-1-888888 E-mail: bali@honorary.mzv.cz E-mail: bali@honorarvertretung.ch
■ ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM:
■ CONTINENTAL MICRONESIA: ■ FRANCE: Jl. Mertasari Gg. II No. 8, Sanur ■ THAILAND: Tel: (0361) 942-352, Pejeng. Open 8 am - 3
Tel: (0361) 768-358, Fax: (0361) 768-369 Tel: (0361) 285-485, Fax: (0361) 286-406 Jl. Puputan Raya No. 81, Renon, Denpasar pm weekdays.
E-mail: consul@dps.centrin.net.id Fax: (0361) 263-310
■ ROYAL BRUNEI: E-mail: rtc_bali@thaimail.com ■ GEDONG KIRTYA HISTORICAL
Tel: (0361) 757-292 ■ GERMANY: LIBRARY: Tel: (0362) 25141, Jl. Veteran,
Jl. Pantai Karang 17, Batujimbar, Sanur ■ TIMOR LESTE: Singaraja. Open 7am - 3pm Monday - Thursday,
■ SINGAPORE AIRLINES: Tel: (0361) 288-535, Fax: (0361) 288-826 Jl. Prof. Yamin No. 4, Renon, Denpsar until Fridaynoon, closed on weekends.
Jl. I Gusti Ngurah Rai, Airport Email: germanconsul@bali-ntb.com Tel: (0361) 235-093, Fax: (0361) 235-092
Tel: (0361) 768-388, Fax: (0361) 768-383 E-mail: cgtl@dpsbali.com ■ GALLERY SENIWATI: Jl. Ubud Raya,
■ HUNGARY: Gianyar. Tel: (0361) 975-485
■ GARUDA: Jl. Jalan Sugianyar 5 Denpasar Marintur, Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 219, Sanur. ■ UNITED STATES:
Tel. (0361) 227-824, Fax: (0361) 226-298 Tel: (0361) 287-701, Fax: (0361) 287-456 Jl. Hayam Wuruk 188, Denpasar ■ MUSEUM BALI: Tel: (0361) 235-059,
24-hour access: 08071-807-807 Email: huconbali@telkom.net Tel: (0361) 233-605, Fax: (0361) 222-426 222-680, Jl. Let. Kol Wisnu, Denpasar.
E-mail: amcobali@indosat.net.id
■ MERPATI: Jl. Melati No. 51, Denpasar ■ ITALY: ■ MUSEUM LE MAYEUR:
Tel: (0361) 235-358 Lotus Enterprises Building HEALTH&MEDICAL Tel: (0361) 286-164, Jl. Hang Tuah, Sanur.
Airport Tel: (0361) 751-011, ext. 5240/5242 Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai, Jimbaran Open 8 am - 2 pm, Tuesday - Sunday.
Hotline: Tel: (0361) 722-740, 722-741 Tel: (0361) 701-005, Fax: (0361) 701-005 Call an ambulance by dialing 118, but it is a
E-mail: italconsbali @italconsbali.org lot more practical and quicker to hire a taxi. ■ MUSEUM MANUSA YADNYA:
■ MANDALA AIRLINES: Komp. Plaza Most hotels have on-call doctors on standby. Mengwi, open daily, but often unattended.
Kertawijaya, Jl. Diponogoro No. 98, Denpasar ■ JAPAN: For “Bali Belly”, Lomotil and Imodium
Reservation Call center 08041234567 Jl. Raya Puputan 170, Denpasar eliminate symptoms, but not gastro-related ■ MUSEUM NEKA: Tel: (0361) 975-074,
Tel: (0361) 227-628, Fax: (0361) 265-066 infections. A fever along with symptoms 975-034, Jl. Raya Campuan, Ubud
■ NGURAH RAI AIRPORT: E-mail: konjpdps@indo.net.id requires doctor-prescribed antibiotics. open daily 9 am - 5 pm.
Tel/Fax: (0361) 759-761 Drink as much liquid as possible. Isotonic
■ MALAYSIA: drinks under various brand names are widely ■ MUSEUM PURI LUKISAN:
■ THAI INTERNATIONAL: Alam Kulkul Boutique Resort, Jl. Pantai Kuta available and are known to replenish body Tel: (0361) 975-136, 971-159, Jl. Raya Ubud,
Grand Bali Beach Sanur, Tel: (0361) 288-141 Tel: (0361) 752-520, Fax: (0361) 766-373 hydration and replace fluids. For discomfort, Ubud, www.mpl-ubud.com
E-mail: info@consulmalaysia-bali.com diarrhea and cramping, drink strong, hot tea;
■ QATAR AIRWAYS: avoid fruits and spicy foods. ■ MUSEUM RUDANA:
Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel, South Kuta Beach ■ MEXICO: Some day-biting mosquitoes carry dengue Tel: (0361) 975-779, 976-479, Peliatan, Ubud.
Tel: (0361) 752-222; Fax: 753-788. PT Puri Astina Putra Building fever, but this is not a problem in tourist areas.
Wisti Sabha Building, 2nd Floor, Ngurah Rai Jl. Prof. Moh. Yamin 1A, Renon, Denpasar Bali is non-malarial and prophylaxis is not ■ MUSEUM SUBAK: Tel: (0361) 810-315,
International Aiprort, Tel: (0361) 760-274 Tel: (0361) 223-266, Fax: (0361) 244-568 required. Mosquito bites, cuts or abrasions Jl. Raya Kediri, Desa Sanggulan, Tabanan.
Fax: (0361) 760-275 E-mail: consulmex@astinatravel.com easily become infected in the tropics. Treat
them immediately. TOURIST INFO.
■ DEPARTURE ■ NETHERLANDS: Drink only bottled or boiled water. Peel fruit
Arrive at the airport two hours prior to departure. KCB Travel, Jl. Raya Kuta 127, Kuta before eating; avoid raw vegetables except at ■ INTEGRATED TOURISM
A Rp. 150,000 international departure tax is Tel: (0361) 761-502, Fax: (0361) 752-777 reputable restaurants. Ice in restaurants is safe. INFORMATION CENTER (ITIC)
required. Domestic departure fee is Rp 30,000. E-mail: dutchconsulate@kcb-tours.com Protect yourself from the intense equatorial sun. A one-stop tourist information complex of
Residents pay an additional Rp. 2.5 million Use high SPF sunblock and a hat. ten provinces in Indonesia comprising Bali,
Fiscal tax for international departures, whereas ■ NORWAY & DENMARK: AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases Lampung, Jakarta, Banten, West Java, Central
holders of official tax registration (NPWP) Mimpi Resort, Kawasan Bukit Permai, Jimbaran are increasing in Indonesia. Local sex workers Java, East Java, Jogjakarta. Jl. Raya Kuta 2,
numbers are Fiscal tax-exempt. Tel: (0361) 701-070, Fax: (0361) 701-073 have multiple partners from around the world. Kuta, 80361; Tel: (0361) 766-188
Ngurah Rai Intíl Airport, Tel: (0361) 751-011 E-mail: danishcon@mimpi.com They are not checked for sexually transmitted
norwaycon@mimpi.com diseases. Act responsibly and use condoms, ■ NGURAH RAI INTERNATIONAL
CONSULATES available over the counter at pharmacies. AIRPORT: Tel: (0361) 751-011
■ POLAND:
■ AUSTRALIA, CANADA, NEW ZEALAND: Jl. Raya Petitenget No. 11, Block I/C, HOSPITAL ■ BADUNG GOVERNMENT TOURISM
Jl. Tantular No. 32, Renon - Denpasar 80234 Banjar Umasari, Kerobokan OFFICE: Jl. Kuta Raya 2, Kuta
Tel: (0361) 241-118, Fax: (0361) 221-195 Tel: (0361) 732-165, Fax: (0361) 732-165 ■ INTERNATIONAL SOS CLINIC: Tel: (0361) 756-175/76
E-mail: bali.congen@dfat.gov.au E-mail: consul@balipolandconsulate.com 24-hour emergency medical clinic services,
www.bali.indonesia.embassy.gov.au medical evacuation, multilingual staff. ■ BALI GOVERNMENT TOURISM OFFICE:
■ SLOVAKIA: Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai 505X, Kuta 80361. Jl. Supratman, Niti Mandala, Renon, Denpasar
■ BRITAIN: Jl.Gunung Agung 93, Denpasar 80118 Tel: (0361) 710-505, Fax: (0361) 710-515. Tel: (0361) 222-387
Jl. Tirta Nadi 20, Sanur, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 426-171, Fax: (0361) 426-477
Tel: (0361) 270-601, Fax: (0361) 287-804 E-mail: konsulslowakbali@yahoo.com ■ RUMAH SAKIT UMUM PUSAT ■ SINGARAJA TOURIST INFORMATION
E-mail: bcbali@dps.centrin.net.id SANGLAH (General Hospital): Jl. Diponegoro, OFFICE: Jl. Veteran 23, Singaraja
■ SPAIN: Sanglah, Denpasar. Tel: (0361) 227-911/15. Tel: (0362) 251-41
■ BRAZIL: Istana Kuta Galeria, Blok Vallet 2, No. 11
Jl. Raya Legian No. 186, Kuta Jl. Patih Jelantik, Kuta MUSEUMS ■ UBUD TOURIST INFORMATION
Tel: (0361) 757-775, Fax: (0361) 751-005 Tel: (0361) 769-296, Fax: (0361) 769-296 SERVICE: Jl. Raya Ubud, Gianyar
E–mail: brazilconsul@bali.net E-mail: espana_bali@blueline.net.id ■ AGUNG RAI MUSEUM OF ART (ARMA): Tel: (0361) 96-285, 973-285; 8 am - 9 pm.

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