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Heart of COLORFUL
Coral Triangle PRECIOUS STONES
Wakatobi Islands boast Take a tour of colorful gems
the highest fish diversity in at one of the capital city’s
the world in one location specialized markets

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TEAMTALK

MAY, WE BE BLESSED
‘Om Swastiastu...’ Bali just to see the sites in the film,
without really bothering about the story
Welcome to Bali and welcome to or the script... Then, still in the first Aji Mahareshi shoots not only fashion, weddings,
2011’s May edition of Bali & Beyond. semester Time magazine published an and luxury properties, but also cultural interests and
art, as showcased in this this edition’s Foto Folio.
article about how bad Bali’s condition www.ajimahareshi.me
In this edition, flip to our Foto was as a tourist destination. Well,
Folio pages where a selection of as they say there are two sides to
photographic snapshots depicts the everything. But the spotlighting of the
beauty of Bali. This time we invited Aji island’s dire issues surely woke most of
Mahareshi to share some of his striking us up to reality, and let’s just say there
artistic and cultural shots with you, as is a positive side to it.
he helped provide us with the stunning
fashion cover in last month’s edition. Out of the island and beyond in Beyond
Bali, we take you to the Wakatobi
This time we wanted to take a look Islands in Sulawesi that boasts the
at his portfolio of cultural and human highest fish diversity in the world in
subjects... and we were more than one location. This amount is about 590
impressed. So flip to his portfolio this species, making it one of the best diving
Fadil Aziz is a travel photographer whose main
month to feast your eyes while you enjoy spots in the world.
passion is capturing the archipelago’s beauty. In this
all the island has to offer. edition, he takes us to the Wakatobi Islands.
Back on the island in Action & www.alcibbum-photography.com
In this month’s Craft & Culture we take Attractions we take a look at the
a stroll around the island to pick up highlights of Kintamani. Up in the
some hints along some historical paths. northern highlands of East Bali is
As the most important holiday on the the famous namesake area, a region
Buddhist calendar comes on May 17, renowned for its active volcano, a
marking the holy Vesak Day of 2555, majestic caldera with a scenic lookout,
we thought that it would be interesting Arabica coffee beans, exotic fruits, and
to trace the path of Buddhism on the original Bali Aga villages.
island through various sites and relics.
In Capital Corner, one of Jakarta’s
One among them is a site in Kalibukbuk, many tourist attractions are the city’s
in north Bali. These mound-like specialized markets. There is the Tanah
structures contain Buddhist relics and Abang textile center, the Pramuka Josua Alessandro loves to photograph human
are used by Buddhists as a place of medicine market, the Kramat Jati subjects, cultures and landscapes. His portfolio
worship. It is similar to the one found in wholesale market, and the most recent can be viewed at www.escapadepictures.com

the Pegulingan temple at Tampaksiring, one is the Jakarta Gems Centre (JGC)
dating back to 976 AD. For our that was inaugurated this month,
Buddhist readers this month, we wish last year.
you a happy and blessed Vesak!
Enjoy this edition; enjoy your time and
Through this month’s Invite & Indulge travels on the island and beyond - and
we present a collection of restaurants keep safe!
that present European tastes to the
island. Why? Well, just for the sake of If you have interesting stories from your
variety... Bon Appetit then... adventures, don’t hesitate to share them
with us and drop us a line.
In Pondering Point… fresh in our
Patricia Ivana loves writing, which also finances her
memories was the screening of Eat, ‘Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om…’ travels. She loves the beach and wishes to go to all
Pray, Love. Some liked it. Some liked the beautiful beaches in the world. Good luck, Pat!
the book far better. Some flocked to The Team

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PHOTO COURTESY ROYAL KAMUELA SANUR


Cover WELL, OR IN HELL?
Buddhist's Beam Bali first got a slight promotion by the
Photo by screening of Eat, Pray, Love. Then
Murdani Usman Time magazine published an article
about how bad Bali’s condition was
Location
as a tourist destination. Two sides of

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Tanah Lot, Tabanan the story, and a wake up call for all at
the same time.

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TRACES OF This month’s select news updates
BUDDHISM IN BALI from the island’s tourism industry
A well-known Buddhist site in North Bali and what’s new around the island.
is Kalibukbuk. The mound-like structures
contain Buddhist relics that are used 58 BEYONDUPDATES
by Buddhists as a place of worship. News updates from the tourism
It is similar with the one found in the industry and what’s new beyond Bali.
Pegulingan temple at Tampaksiring,
dating back to 976 AD. 62 COMMUNITYCALENDAR
Schedules, calendar highlights and
various happenings of interest, from
24 art exhibitions to special events.
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TASTES OF EUROPE Snapshots of events and
IN BALI happenings within the preceding
A collection of restaurants that present month.
European tastes to the island.
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Map of Bali showing specific tour-
34 ism areas and places of interest, as
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well as a distance scale between


FOTOFOLIO the island’s main destinations.
CAPTURES OF CULTURE
73 CLASSIFIEDCOLUMNS
This month’s photo gallery Listings and product descriptions
presents striking shots of from various clientele.
the island’s culture through 74 INFOINDEX
the camera lens of Aji Useful directory of companies and

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CHASMS AND CHARMS
Up in the northern highlands of East
BEYONDBALI Bali is the famous area of Kintamani, a
region renowned for its active volcano,
AT THE HEART OF a majestic caldera with a scenic
THE CORAL TRIANGLE lookout, Arabica coffee beans, exotic
fruits and original Bali Aga villages.
Wakatobi Islands in Sulawesi
boasts the highest fish
diversity in the world in one 52
location, about 590 species, CAPITALCORNER
COLORFUL PRECIOUS STONES
PHOTO BY GUSTRA

making it one of the best

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One of Jakarta’s many tourist
diving spots in the world. attractions are the city’s specialized
markets. The Jakarta Gems Centre
(JGC) was inaugurated in May 2010.

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A TREE FOR A CHILD...


Accor with assistance from its guests has helped
raised more than US$294,000 to provide health care
and scholarships for children in an effort to end the
cycle of poverty, to reforest land in Central Java and
to assist local farmers to feed their families here in
Indonesia. Accor Malaysia-Indonesia-Singapore Vice
President Gerard Guillouet was the mastermind behind
the company’s A Tree for a Child (ATFAC) program that
sponsors education and health care for impoverished
children and pays for their education, while rewarding
parents for allowing their children to finish their schooling.
The program in cooperation with department of forestry,
local farmers and CIFOR have planted trees for future

RELAX, MOM! income for the school and this year will start building a
new ATFAC Centre in Pancasari Village, Buleleng.
Ayana Resort and Spa Bali presents its Mother’s Day spa package, an
www.atfac.org
offer that dads and kids can surprise mom with via a special delivery to her
door of a Flower Bouquet and Gift Certificate for the ‘Relax, Mom!’ treatment.
This 90-minute package consists of a flower petal foot wash, hibiscus and
orange body caramel, skin softening milk bath, and Balinese massage.
Flowers and gift vouchers are delivered free to the Jimbaran, Nusa Dua,
Bukit, Ungasan, Kuta, Legian and Seminyak areas, while delivery charges
apply to other areas. The Mother’s Day package vouchers are priced at Rp
1,350,000++ and are valid until December 24, 2011. For bookings and
enquiries, contact info@thermesmarins-bali.com or call (0361) 702-222.
www.ayanaresort.com/spa

A RELAXING RIVER VALLEY RETREAT


Bali Masari Villas & Spa introduces its new Spa Pavilion and treatments in
collaboration with the spa operator of the Grand Bali Beach. The new pavilion
features a lounging area with views over the Petanu River valley, neatly tucked away
as a peaceful retreat far from the more touristy areas of the island. The Yoga Spa
treatment comprises an aromatherapy massage that combines a body massage
with popular techniques of Indonesian, Swedish, Hawaiian, and Thai acupressure
points and stretching using aromatherapy oils. Traditional massages incorporate
deep therapeutic tissue massage using palm pressure. Also available are Lomi lomi
massage, Shirodara and stone massage options.
NEWLY APPOINTED Bali Masari Villas & Spa, Jl. Pantai Purnama, Banjar Gelumpang
Sukawati, (0361) 290-029; www.balimasarivillas.com
Conrad Bali recently announced the
appointment of Kevin Girard as the Resort’s
Director of Business Development. Prior, Kevin
was the Director of Operations at Conrad
Brussels in Belgium, and started his career with
Hilton Worldwide in 2000. Kevin will oversee
the entire Business Development department
that includes Sales, Marketing, Public Relations,
Reservations, and Revenue Management.
Conrad Bali, (0361) 778-788
www.conradbali.com

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SPA RECOGNITION
Maya Ubud Resort & Spa recently announced that its riverside Spa at Maya has
been recognized by the World Luxury Spa Awards by receiving the “Best Luxury WHO IN THE WOW
Resort Spa” in Bali award. The World Luxury Spa Awards recognizes the exceptional
W Retreat & Spa Bali-Seminyak
service that sets the benchmark in the industry. The independent judging process was
recently unveiled details for their new Pan-
based on spa guest votes and the feedback and votes from a selected global panel
Asian inspired restaurant, Starfish Bloo, with
of spa industry professionals. All therapists in the Spa at Maya have certification from
Chef Jack Yoss as Chef de Cuisine (above).
the Lembaga Sertifikasi Profesi COHESPA, an organization dedicated to developing
A casual, elegant seaside restaurant open
professionalism in the spa industry and ensuring that therapists are fully trained
for lunch, brunch and dinner, Starfish Bloo
in international spa standard practices. COHESPA is an accredited professional
presents a seductive view of the Indian
association for cosmetology, health, esthetics and spa. Maya Ubud Resort & Spa,
Ocean. In April it announced the launch
Jl. Gunung Sari, Ubud, (0361) 977-888; www.mayaubud.com
of its WooBar, the ultimate day and night,
indoor/outdoor destination for W guests
and savvy island locals featuring upscale
cocktails, Bali’s most sought-after DJ’s, and
three-floors of space for mixing, mingling
and chilling out. The retreat also introduced
Ary Bestari (below), joining the W family
of talent as Marketing Communications
Executive.
W Retreat & Spa Bali-Seminyak,
Jl. Petitenget, Seminyak, (0361) 738-106
whotels.com/baliseminyak

CAST YOUR VOTE...


Hard Rock Calling 2011 has online fan voting for Hard Rock’s Global Battle of
the Bands Competition that began last month. Bali’s Navicula was listed as among
the Top 40 Finalists of the Hard Rock Global Battle of the Bands. The top 40 acts
are ready to face their toughest critic – YOU! Since April 12, Hard Rock is giving
fans all over the world a chance to play a part in rock history with the launch of
their online consumer voting in Hard Rock’s 2011 Battle of the Bands competition.
At stake for each winner is a chance to make it to the big stage and perform live
at Hard Rock Calling 2011 in London’s Hyde Park – one of the world’s most-
anticipated concert events. With thousands of fans and top headliners including
Bon Jovi, Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks, Hard Rock Calling 2011 is the chance of
a lifetime for emerging artists. Place your vote... www.hardrockcalling.com

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GRAND GASTRONOMY
The Royal Beach Seminyak Bali is taking their buffet
breakfast to the next level of art. Faithful to their pleasure-
based philosophy promoting the discovery of new delights,
the hotel believes that escapes should be enhanced through
gastronomy. The Royal Beach Seminyak Bali opened its Grand
Breakfast on April 13 at the open-air Husk Restaurant, which
will be the anchor of the dining experience at the resort. Offering
the elegant atmosphere of the wooden-floored restaurant and
direct view to the beach, the grand buffet breakfast serves the
freshest of local fruits and produce combined with classically
western dishes that results in an abundant and hearty
breakfast. Open every day from 6:30 am to 10:30 am, this
dining experience provides a distinctive and unique story to tell.
The Royal Beach Seminyak Bali
(0361) 730-730; www.theroyalbeachseminyakbali.com

TASTE OF PEKING
Bali Dynasty Resort’s Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant presents
its Golden Lotus Peking Duck promotion this month through July. The
Golden Lotus Peking Duck is one of the most popular signature dishes at
the Golden Lotus, prepared in three steps. 1. The whole duck is presented
and carved by the chef in front of the guest’s table. The duck’s skin is
rolled in Chinese pancakes mixed with black bean sauce, cucumber
and spring onions. 2. The duck’s meat is cooked with black bean sauce
and mixed with vegetables. 3. The duck’s bone soup is cooked with
vegetables. This delicious Peking Duck is usually Rp. 480,000 nett/whole
duck, but during their new 3-month promotion it can be enjoyed at only
Rp. 399,000 nett/whole duck.
Bali Dynasty Resort, Jl Kartika, Tuban, (0361) 752403
www.balidynasty.com

TRUE DAY RETREAT


Aroma Spa Retreat recently opened with great fanfare in Sanur
as the new spa venue in town presenting unique service offerings.
This high-end spa is offering clients 7 hours of luxurious treatments
that have been carefully crafted to revive, regenerate, and renew
the tired and weary. The Aroma Spa Retreat has been developed
as a Day Retreat, only you cannot have just one treatment! Aroma
only offers 7 hours of sequential treatments. These treatments
are designed to deepen your feelings of well being, as just one
massage or one facial will not help a tired and worn out body
but a carefully integrated sequence of treatments gives the body
the time to release and relax. The Aroma team is comprised of
very experienced therapists who have been trained in the Aroma
technique for three months prior to the opening.
Aroma Spa Retreat, Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai No.195
Sanur, (0361) 283-802; www.aromasparetreat.com

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MAY MOODS
The Westin Resort Nusa Dua presents
its May promotions with an Uplifting
Pineapple Scrub spa treatment, that starts
with a warm milk shower to relax the body
and continues with the pineapple scrub to
remove dead skin cells. The treatment runs
for 45 minutes at Rp 450.000++/person.
Also introduced is its indulging High Tea
available daily at Kites Bar from 3pm to
5pm at Rp 90,000++ per person, featuring
signature cakes, pastries, and traditional
scones served with jam and cream.
www.westin.com/bali
SANUR BOUTIQUE
Aston International has rebranded the Aston Legend Sanur as the Kamuela Villas
& Suites, following the completion of a renovation and extension project that has now
introduced 12 elegant suites to the resort’s inventory. The Kamuela brand aims to offer
private pool villas reminiscent of 21st Century Bali, featuring intriguing designs and
is luxurious without being over the top. Aston also operates Kamuela Villas in Bali’s
fashionable Seminyak area and is set to open two exclusive 5-star plus villa resorts under
the Royal Kamuela label in Ubud and Nusa Dua.
Aston International, Wisma Staco 3rd Floor, Suite 100, Jl. Casablanca Kav. 18,
Jakarta, (021) 831-8800; www.aston-international.com

SUPER GROM
Indonesia’s 2010 Surfing Champion
Putra “Pulu” Hermawan renewed his
sponsorship deal with Rip Curl Asia for
another 2-year period. This Lembongan
Island kid won both the Coca-Cola ISC
(Indonesian Surfing Championship) Open
Division and the Pro Junior Division
championships in 2010, and is on his way
to becoming a successful international pro
surfer. Rip Curl Asia proudly supports him in

CANGGU CHARGED his search for international success.


asia.ripcurl.com
Marlon Gerber came back to the beach as the winner of the Oakley Pro 11 in
Canggu on April 10 after an exciting 30-minute final in a high-scoring shootout to win
the first stop on the 2011 Coca-Cola Indonesian Surfing Championship Tour. In the
exciting finale to six days of competition, Marlon Gerber put on an amazing display
of surfing to take victory over veteran competitor and boyhood friend Pepen Hendrik.
During the final Gerber also posted the contest’s highest wave score of 9.5 (out of
a possible 10 points), winning him the Coca-Cola ISC’s Highest Score Award of 1
million rupiah in addition to his 15 million rupiah first place prize money and 3,000 ISC
Championship points. Gerber won his first ever ISC tour event last October at the Rip
Curl Surf and Music Festival on Kuta Beach, the final event of the 2010 season.
www.isctour.com

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BUDDHISM
IN BALI
Buddhism, sharing similarities to Hinduism,
was believed to be an enhancement of the
latter. It is no wonder that this led to the
syncretism of Hinduism and Buddhism in
Indonesia. In Bali, Shaivism (or Çiwa)
and Buddha, as we’ve found, have been
worshiped on the same altars.

W
isnu, the received enlightenment, and introduced the
protector god new teachings of Buddhism.
in the Hindu Buddhism, sharing similarities
religion, is said to Hinduism, was believed to be an
to descend to enhancement of Hinduism. It is no wonder
earth to save that this led to the syncretism of Hinduism
the world, “whenever adharma becomes and Buddhism in Indonesia. In Bali, The known Buddhist site in north Bali is
overwhelming and dharma is gone to the Shaivism (or Çiwa) and Buddha have been Kalibukbuk, a composite brick stupa. The
wall.” Adharma is the Sanskrit antonym of worshiped on the same altars. mound-like structures containing Buddhist
Dharma, or ‘that which is in accord with Bali archaeologist Anak Agung Gede relics, typically the remains of Buddha, are
the law’ - referring to both the human Oka Astawa said that Buddhism came to used by Buddhists as a place of worship.
written law and the divinely given law of Bali 50 years earlier than Hinduism. This This stupa is similar with the one found in
nature. Hindu scriptures explain the 9 is proven by various statues, stupas, and the Pegulingan temple at Tampaksiring.
avatars or manifestations of Wisnu that stupikas (small stupas) that all precede Those stupas are known to have dated
have descended to earth and the ninth Hindu artifacts. back to 898 Çaka or 976 AD.
is Buddha. Buddhism arrived in the 8th century The stupa is similar to those found
Just before Buddha’s birth there were through the establishment of the Borobudur on the Borobudur temple. But here are 5
many deviations and violent practices in the temple in Central Java, Gumuk Klinting in Buddha figures facing 5 directions that are
name of religion. That was why Sidharta East Java, Bawean Island and finally arriving named Dhyani Buddha or the Five Great
Gautama was deemed to have been in north Bali. There were many ancient ports Buddhas, a representation of five qualities
born into a Hindu family, made a journey, in north Bali in those days. of Buddha. The Dhyani Buddha Aksobya

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Goa Gajah in the Bedulu village on the
southern outskirts of Pejeng is a temple that
served a double function for the worship of
both Çiwa and Buddha.

is in the east, Amithaba in the west,


Amogasidhi in the north, Ratnasambhawa
in the south, and Vairoçana in the middle.
These statues are a common sight in Bali.
The stupa in the Pegulingan temple was
discovered by accident via an excavation
in 1982. In 1985 the site became an
archeological location. Since then many
Buddhists have come to worship.
Oka Astawa said that even though
having entered from north Bali, Buddhism
spread fast to central Bali. During that time,
central Bali was the center of civilization on
the island, with the nerve center in Pejeng.
No wonder many temples in the village

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This stupa in the Pegulingan
temple was discovered by
accident via an excavation in
1982. In 1985 the site became an
archeological location. Since then
many Buddhists have come to
worship at this site.

boast many Buddhist attributes. which sits in the center. Buddha, Bodhisattvas, and various other
On a small search recently, we started Other statues include the Bodhisattvas deities from both religions are placed on the
off at Goa Gajah in the Bedulu village or the ‘enlightened beings’ or ‘the same altar and worshiped in harmony.
on the southern outskirts of Pejeng – a messengers of Dhyani Buddha’ who are It reminds us of the Indonesian motto,
temple that serves a double function for to deliver the teachings of Buddha to the “Bhineka Tunggal Ika.” A phrase from the
the worship of both Çiwa and Buddha. It world. This kind of statue can be seen in the Sutasoma manuscript written by Mpu
was discovered in the early 20th century Galang Sanja temple, the Batan Klecung Tantular in the 14th century that literally
by the Dutch, who found carvings on a big temple, the Generuan temple and other means “dissimilar yet one.”
rock on the river that seemed like a stupa, temples in the Pejeng and Bedulu areas. Originally this sentence meant that even
plus fountains with statues of deities. Now Most of the statues are in a bad though Divinity is uttered in many names,
the statues of Ganesha (son of Çiwa) and condition. Both in the Pegulingan temple there is only one. This phrase was in praise
goddess Hariti (a deity in Buddhism) are and in the Manik Corong they are mostly of the atmosphere during the Majapahit era
placed together. headless, lost, missing along the course of when Hindus and Buddhists lived together
In the Manik Corong temple of Pejeng, time. Most of the relics are hard to identify. in harmony.
two big statues of Buddha are placed on Nevertheless, all of them remain very After Indonesian independence the
the altar of worship. Stutterheim, a Dutch sacred and are worshipped as such. sentence was used in the spirit of uniting
archaeologist, categorized it as an 8th Buddhism and Hinduism in Indonesia the diverse Indonesian nation, leading to its
or 10th century artifact. From its hand have gone through a long road of mutual more common “Unity in Diversity.” ■
gestures, the statue is known as a Dhyani adaptation. They have blended, and this can Text and photos by
Buddha Vairocana or Dhyani Buddha, be seen as the statues of Çiwa, Ganesha, Ni Luh Dian Purniawati

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TASTES OF EUROPE IN BALI


Experiencing the authentic tastes of European cuisine does not
always mean having to spend a fortune and go through the hassle
of applying for a Schengen in order to travel to Europe. Nowadays,
Bali being the international rendezvous point that it is, offers virtually
anything from anywhere in the world, including the food. So it is
worthwhile to search around the corners of the island and indulge
yourself in some European tastes.
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IL RISTORANTE bale style structure, boasting an elegantly
Italian food has become the most popular suggestive atmosphere suffused with soft
PHOTO COURTESY BVLGARI RESORT BALI

European selection. At the least, you will lighting. Il Ristorante is an intimate fine-
have no difficulty whatsoever encountering dining experience featuring premium Italian
spaghetti and any kind of pasta in any food and is only open for dinner.
bistro on the island. But in order to find an Quality ingredients are imported from
“authentic” Italian restaurant, your search Italy and combined perfectly with local
may come to an end at Il Ristorante, located organic produce. Try the newest menu
at the Bulgari Hotels and Resorts, Bali. items created by Chef Andrea Farrero.
Il Ristorante sits on a rock hill facing Crab salad in the antipasti or anything on
the Indian Ocean and features an open-air the appetizer list will be a perfect choice.
Alaskan King crab and juniper marinated
salmon, edamame beans puree, seared
kumquats, tofu, lemon, and avocado
petals to name a few
Two choices go for main course. If the
first is not enough, just go through the
second. One great choice is the Risoto
Caranoli that is comprised of carnaroli
rice (which is often described as being the
“superfino” rice, or “the king of all rice”),
rocket salad chlorophyll, Alaskan king
crab, and orange essence. Enjoy your
meal with a wine pairing. You can choose
your favorite, as it will certainly be among
those their complete wine list.
Close with the Il Ristorante signature
classic tiramisu. Feel the taste of Italian

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Tuna tartare is raw Yellowfin tuna chopped fresh and
served with fries, salad and tartare condiments.

cuisine combined with the hospitality of Seminyak, agrees with that. He explained fried and sliced then served with the wild
Bali and complete it with the Indian Ocean that Belgian cuisine is best with good cabbage that is typical of Belgian cultivars.
dining atmosphere. ingredients and a fine finishing. Some of the sprouts are kept whole and
MacKeren has 35 years of experience some are mashed with potatoes, nutmeg
Il Ristorante at Bulgari Hotels & in the culinary business under his belt. and mustard, giving it a savory, sweet, and
Resorts, Bali, Jalan Goa Lempeh, He started off in the cruise line industry, fresh flavor.
Banjar Dinas Kangin - Uluwatu and owning a restaurant in Belgium. He They also serve raw meat dishes such
(0361) 847-1000 eventually sold it and started the Belgian as steak tartare and tuna tartare. Tuna
www.bulgarihotels.com restaurant in Seminyak, naming it after tartare is raw Yellowfin tuna chopped fresh
the famous landmark statue of a little boy and served with fries, salad and tartare
MANNEKEPIS peeing in front of a shop. The restaurant condiments.
There’s an interesting saying about Belgian is easy to find, located in the busy main The meal can be preceded with fresh
cuisine – “it’s served in French quality, street of Seminyak. oysters and concluded by Chocolate
and in German quantity”. Yannic Van There are many Belgian specialties on Mousse for dessert. Belgium is of course
MacKeren, owner of Mannekepis Jazz the menu, such as Brussels sprouts with very proud of their chocolate. A Belgian
& Blues Bistro, a Belgium restaurant in pork tenderloin. The pork tenderloin is pan- dark chocolate is served with fresh
PHOTO BY ARYA YUDISTIRA

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The signature dish at
Mykonos is the lamb
chops. The lamb is
juicy and tastes great
even without any
dressings applied.
The secret lies in how
they grill it, which is
usually with lemon,
oregano and garlic.
The lamb chops are
served with grilled
potatoes and fresh
mixed vegetables.

strawberries and whipped cream.


The Belgian cuisine is often
accompanied with jazz and blues, a great
experience at Mannekenpis. This bistro
also has DJs on its groovy Thursdays, with
funk, soul, rock, and nostalgic tunes from
the 70s and 80s.

Mannekepis Jazz & Blues Bistro,


Jl. Raya Seminyak No. 2, Seminyak,
(0361) 847-5784;
www.mannekepis-bistro.com

MYKONOS
Some people may say that typically
Mediterranean cuisine is similar from one
region to another, but you have to believe
that even if the menu items are similar, before but he was optimistic about running onions, feta cheese, green paprika, Greek
each region still has its own specific his business. He said that Greek food is olives, and dashes of olive oil, red wine
characteristics. Greek cuisine is special characteristically simple and that makes it and vinegar.
because the most characteristic element of easy for visitors to accept. The signature dish at Mykonos is the
it is the use of certain ingredients, mostly Greece has many kinds of food, and lamb chops. The lamb is juicy and tastes
olive oil, lime, oregano and black pepper, they are usually served in big portions great even without any dressings applied.
throughout most of its dishes. as that matches the Greek peoples The secret lies in how they grill it, which
Arjan William Prenen, a Dutch man who characteristic of loving to share. Just is usually with lemon, oregano and garlic.
grew up in the USA, bought this restaurant glance at the popular Greek salad that The lamb chops are served with grilled
4 years ago. He had never been to Greece contains lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, potatoes and fresh mixed vegetables.

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PHOTO COUTESY BALI DYNASTY RESORT

Gracie Kelly’s juicy imported lamb steak is grilled then served on


a hot lava stone with garden veggies and baked potatoes, or thick
cut fries and mushroom sauce…or onion gravy

Want to try something more typically The decorations and accessories in the traditional Irish menu items such as the
Greek? Moussaka and pikilia (“variety” pub suggest an Irish country setting for assortment of meat pies served from
platters) are among the many choices. pub-goers. The owner and management Gracie’s Kitchen.
Mouzaka can contain beef or vegetables love to visit Irish pubs as well to collect Big portions of main courses don’t
according to your preference. Traditional original Irish curios. The black beer and mean you’d have to skip dessert. There
mouzaka is cooked with eggplant, beverage collection easily reminds us will still be some space available for their
potatoes, bolognaise or mixed vegetables, that the Irish must be among the jolliest Hot Sticky Date Pudding, a Gracie’s date
cheese, and topped with béchamel drinkers in the world. pudding with sticky coffee sauce served
sauce, while pikilia is an appealing mix of Remember also that Ireland is also with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
hummus, melitzapres, tzatziki, dolmathes, known for their sheep farming industry A large selection of beers and spirits
feta cheese, and Greek olives. and producing the best lamb is perhaps a abound here. It is open daily for lunch and
byproduct. Lamb has also become Gracie’s dinner. And besides the scrumptious bites,
Mykonos Taverna Bali, Jl. Laksmana signature dish, namely from Gracie’s hot pub visitors can enjoy live entertainment
No. 52, Seminyak, (0361) 733-253 stone. The 225 grams of juicy imported nightly from 8 pm with the resident local
www.mykonos-bali.com lamb steak (or beef sirloin) is grilled to your Irish band.
liking, then served on a hot lava stone with
GRACIE KELLY’S garden veggies and baked potatoes, or Gracie Kelly’s at Bali Dynasty Resort
Bali Dynasty boasts Gracie Kelly’s as Bali’s thick cut fries and mushroom sauce…or Jl. Kartika, South Kuta, (0361) 752-403
first and only original Irish pub. They offer onion gravy, with a choice of red wine. www.balidynasty.com
a large selection of local and international The Irish are known as meat lovers,
beers and spirits combined with traditional so they usually serve meals with big Text and photos by
Irish pub grub and great entertainment. meat portions. This can be found in other Ni Luh Dian Purniawati

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SWEET SOJOURN
Hidden away from the fray of Bali’s southern crowds and traffic, The villas were designed by one of the region’s most
yet within convenient reach of it all and situated next to one of respected design firms, Grounds Kent architects. Each of the
the most renowned beaches on the island, Karma Jimbaran one to six bedroom luxury pool villas takes inspiration from
provides its guests and their families with the utmost privacy classical Balinese architecture, with two or three pavilions
through its 40 expansive luxury pool villas. making the courtyard garden complete with a minimum of a 6m
The villas at Karma Jimbaran offer the kind of spaciousness x 4m swimming pool, outdoor shower and pool deck set with
and homey composition that makes you feel more than at softly upholstered sun loungers.
home, as options abound and the full range of features make The three-bedroom villa that Bali & Beyond had the chance
for a memorable island sojourn. One enters the villa compounds to sample was a wonder in itself. The design was unmistakably
via lush and traditional Balinese village-inspired pathways, contemporary but was perfectly complemented by the typically
carefully maintained paths that twist throughout the property traditional elements. The living pavilion has an airy, expansive
passing through stands of tropical trees and dense tropical feel from the high-pitched ceilings with exposed rafters and
foliage. Some of the large trees seem to have existed there cool marble floors set with low-slung lounges. Throughout the
long before the villas were built, providing a notion of the villa’s pavilion and room interior, local artwork and antique elements
development of preserving the original, natural features of the subtly capture the spirit of the archipelago. Push open the
Jimbaran hillside landscape. expansive glass sliding door to reveal the teak lazy deck chairs
Under the traditional alang-alang thatched grass roofs in that flank one side of the swimming pool.
each guestroom are spacious lounge areas with glass walls Across the pool towards the villa is a subtle lotus pond, but
augmenting the spacious feel. These lounge areas feature fully we couldn’t find any koi that would have added a more animate
equipped designer kitchens and dining tables, digital video feel to it. Across the pond were stepping-stones that led to the
entertainment systems with satellite television and wireless lower level twin bedroom, fit for two kids staying with a family.
internet connections. The natural and vivid colors are provided Adjacent is another similarly furnished room, and up the flight
by the touch of orchids and clumps of tuba roses that offer a of stairs is the master bedroom with a corridor leading to the
soothing aromatic welcome upon entering the pavilions. spacious bathroom. And this room takes up the whole length

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of the villa upstairs. Glancing down from the balcony provides area, Karma Lounge has also seen changes in its cuisine
a wide view of the pool and gardens, as well as the sense of presentation and the figure at the kitchen’s helm.
villa’s sheer scale. Leading the team of talented chefs at Karma Lounge is Miles
All luxury pool villas boast top of the line amenities including Belfield, a seasoned culinary professional who has steadily
the latest LCD screen audiovisual systems, broadband WiFi developed his successful career with positions in a variety
internet and top of the line SMEG appliances in the open plan of Michelin awarded restaurants. He delights his guests with
kitchen. The generously proportioned master bedrooms are exquisite fine dining in an unpretentious environment with
dominated by four-poster canopy beds and boast en-suite genuinely caring staff.
bathrooms with oversize tubs and double vanities, while second Karma Lounge serves up world-class cuisine with a more
bedrooms feature queen sized beds and both indoor and casual take on Miles’ degustation menu ‘Izakaya style’, a small-
outdoor showers. The four story six bedroom Grand Residence plate concept of creative dishes that are all starter sized, giving
2 is a study in opulence with its 22-meter lap pool, 2 lounges you the opportunity to savor a whole parade of culinary delights
and extensive gardens, ideal for intimate wedding ceremonies in one meal.
and private festivities. Each dish offers a delicious variety of tastes and textures of
Karma Spa offers a boutique menu of curative sessions at the Asian Pacific origins with hint of the Old World. This concept
new spa and wellness facility. Many ingredients used in Karma of eating gives you a greater variety and not only encourages
spa treatments are organically grown and harvested. Karma Spa conversation but also for friends to enjoy a unique social dining
offers therapies and wellness experiences that are luxurious, experience. “Make a table”, by ordering a selection of tasty
organic and authentic. Massage curatives include the holistic dishes to share and enjoy together.
‘Karma Rubdown’ and ‘Blue Light Energy Massage’ concocted Bali & Beyond opted for the Soft Shell Crab, Char Siu Pork
from organic healing oils, and there are also half-day Japanese Belly and Ricotta cheesecake for the first dinner, and first
bathing rituals bestowed with seaweed, clay and cherry blossoms impression expectations were exceeded and contentment
in an outdoor bathing area flanked by deep green bamboo. surely found. And because it is very hard to leave the comfort
Karma Jimbaran’s signature restaurant, Karma Lounge, of the villa, with such a well-equipped dining feature and cozy
is a centerpiece found amongst beautiful tropical palms and setting, dialing “3” for in-villa dining was always hard to resist.
scented frangipani trees in the heart of Karma Jimbaran’s
exotic gardens. After a series of name changes since its sister Karma Jimbaran Resort, Jalan Bukit Permai, Jimbaran Bay
property, Karma Kandara, came into the scene up in the Bukit (0361) 848-2200; www.karmaresorts.com

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PONDERINGPOINT
PHOTO BY HENNY DESTYARINI

Kuta Beach... Enough said.

WELL OR
Well, as they say, there are
two sides to everything. Rwa
Bhineda. But the spotlighting of

IN HELL? the island’s dire issues surely


woke most of us up to reality,
and let’s just say there is a
positive side to it.

E
arly 2011 seemed to be filled with important feature would be watched by people all around the world,
moments for Bali. First Bali got a slight promotion especially as it starred an Academy Award-winning actress.
by the screening of Eat, Pray, Love in cinemas In early April, no “fool’s day” feature it was, an article in Time,
all around the world. Then while still in the first “Holidays in Hell: Bali’s Ongoing Woes,” drew attention as it
semester, Time magazine published an article revealed to the world several negative facts about Bali stirring
about how bad Bali’s condition was as a tourist up those in the island’s government administration, the tourism
destination. The two contrasting things emerged at almost the industry, and the Balinese in general.
same time. It described how dirty Bali’s beaches were, the traffic jams, the
When Julia Roberts came to Bali for the film shooting, many floods, and the continuing hotel developments on this small island
people were jovial and optimistic. They believed it would have a with minimal care for the environment. The author not only presented
good impact on Bali’s tourism in the future, as this Hollywood the facts, but he also had interviews with several key persons.

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It was quite surprising when Bali’s governor did not try to deny

PHOTO BY HARY SUBASTIAN


it. Fresh in our minds was the stir that a documentary on gigolos
on Kuta’s beaches had caused, despite not a single screening
having been held (seen), and which led to a ‘crackdown’ ordered
of suspected figures appearing in the film’s trailers. Soon after the
Time article had been published and read by the masses, many
people in Bali read the article and copied it from the net; journalists
came to the governor’s office and interviewed him for comments.
He did not show the slightest of resentment, and actually wisely
admitted to the facts conveyed in the article. He was one of the
notable figures mentioned in the article.
He seems to have wanted to express, “Let’s think positive.
Criticism also means they care. Let’s look into the main ideas and
respond to it positively, do what we have to do”.
Bali is just a small island with limited capacity. On the other
hand, hotel developments continue day after day. The increase in
demands for rooms during the peak seasons is always the reason. Quieter highlands of the island
But it becomes a big concern when the developments neglect the
environment. Some hotels are even suspected of dumping their
waste into the sea, along with many other unlawful practices.
The governor recently issued a hotel development moratorium in
3 regencies, namely Badung, Denpasar, and Gianyar (Nusa Dua to
Kerobokan is within the Badung regency, Ubud is in Gianyar, and
Denpasar is Bali’s capital city). Unfortunately this policy was not
very popular and the regents unabashedly disregarded it.
Each of the regencies wanted to show their achievements,
gaining profits but often neglecting the environment. Nature never
complains at first, but it will react gradually. Sometimes it shows its
wrath unexpectedly and can bring major impact on short notice.
The island’s government and tourism industry have to put on a
brake on these developments. In this case, we have to thank the
author of the Time article, Andrew Marshall. Reality bites. We need
to develop a better way.
Nevertheless there is one thing, equally important, which
Marshall did not describe in the article. It is a good thing that Bali
still has other pristine places. He only addressed the southern part
of Bali where the tourism industry is mostly centered.
The world tends to generalize... Just like naming the 2002 and
2005 blasts as “the Bali bombings” or even giving it a sequence
such as “Bali Bomb I” and Bali Bomb II”, which was a totally terrible
for image’s sake. As if the whole island was bombed! Slightly
bad geography. Perhaps, the article’s headline should have read,
PHOTO BY HARY SUBASTIAN

“Southern Bali’s ongoing woes”. Nevertheless, a cautionary tale for


the whole island indeed. All does become affected.
Bali still has many other clean beaches, beautiful scenic places
without any man-made structures, and no traffic. Places where
people respect and uphold their culture more than industry. ■
Text by Ni Luh Dian Purniawati

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Tranquil shores of Candidasa


FOTOFOLIO

CAPTURES
OF CULTURE
This month’s photo gallery presents striking shots of the island’s
culture through the camera lens of Aji Mahareshi. View his other
portfolios online at: www.ajimahareshi.me

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A black and white rendition of a Melasti procession augments its splendor

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Melasti procession, again. With a different perspective

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When at a ceremony, look elsewhere and
you’ll find infinite unique angles

The skyline at Serangan Island, South Bali, after sunset

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Dancer in motion

The Barong in artistic rendering

All cheers, all smiles

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DESTINED TO DELIVER
Pacto Ltd recently launched their annual luxury brochure “The Villas & Resorts Collection 2011” on March 25 at the Barong
Restaurant of the Bali Golf & Country Club, Nusa Dua. Pacto’s key persons, Umberto Cadamuro, Director of Business Development
and Freddy Rompas, General Manager Inbound, opened the evening with a presentation and opening speech.

It was a successful event where more than 100 General Managers, Directors
of Sales, Directors of Sales and Marketing of Hotels, Villas and Resorts in Bali,
Lombok and Java and other tourism industry representatives golfed in the morning
and enjoyed a lavish cocktail party in the evening. The guests were pampered with
the warm atmosphere, music, entertainment, cocktails, wines, and light dinner.

“While we are relying more and more on digital media for our marketing in order to
limit the use of printed material, we still find that several markets are responsive
mostly to printed advertising. The pleasure of handling a high quality book as our
latest Villas and Resorts Collection cannot be replaced by digital media, and it plays
a very important role in marketing the destination,” expressed Umberto Cadamuro.

The Villas & Resorts Collection 2011 features the assortment of properties in 6 different groups, named after famous symphonies,
featuring properties beyond Bali, such as Java and Lombok.

To talk about leisure is to talk about Pacto Ltd. Founded in 1967, Pacto is recognized as one of
the pioneers and most established organizations in the Indonesian tourism industry.

Pacto Ltd now has 17 offices and has handled 35,000 customers in 2010, and aims to reach
40,000 in 2011. Pacto built its success through creativity, innovation, professionalism and
reliability, complemented by a customer-centered way of thinking.

“We believe that people’s satisfaction is our greatest reward. We continuously increase our
standard of quality and reliability through strategies centering on customers, and we are
determined to be the most cost-efficient operator in the industry. We also believe that all
businesses should respect the environment. Therefore, we had just planted 3,500 trees in Bali,
a number 3.5 times greater than our original plan, in a parallel mission with Bali’s government to
make Bali ‘Cleaner & Greener’ and we hope that other companies including our competitors will
follow our path,” said Umberto Cadamuro.

He also said that caring for the environment is a very important part of business. Tourism has taken a lot from nature, so now it is
time to give back. This year Pacto plans to replace their entire car fleet with hybrid cars as part of their eco-friendly movement.

Pacto can be reached at :


Jln. By Pass Ngurah Rai No. 141, Sanur, Bali - Indonesia, (0361) 288-790
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ACTION&ATTRACTION

KINTAMANI:
CHASMS AND CHARMS
Up in the northern highlands of East Bali, approximately 1,500
meters above sea level, is the famous area of Kintamani, a name
that sums up several frequently highlighted specialties of the
region such an active volcano, a majestic caldera with a scenic
lookout, locally produced Arabica coffee beans, exotic fruits such
as mangosteen and snakefruit, an original Bali Aga village and an
indigenous dog breed.

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T
he regency of Bangli in the a highlight on their own. The Kintamani Ulun Danu Beratan that is located on
island’s east is home to various region generally encompasses the iconic Beratan Lake in the neighboring Tabanan
scenic and cultural highlights that villages of Penelokan, Toya Bungkah, regency, while the equally scenic yet more
show that Bali’s attractions are Batur and its namesake Kintamani. These noteworthy is Kintamani’s own Pura Ulun
not just in the crowded south. villages serve as highlights on their own Danu Batur, which correspondingly serves
The regency offers a myriad of tourist with Toya Bungkah sitting at the lake’s as backdrop to a legendary tale of love
destinations within its borders. It is the edge, while the others perch around the and deceit called Balingkang, that has the
domain of several well-known options on rim of the Batur caldera; each offering goddess of the lake, Dewi Danu, as among
the travel itinerary such as Bukit Jati, the dramatic views of the active volcano and the central characters.
majestic Kehen Temple, the Penglipuran serene lake. The amalgamation of the iconic
traditional village, the Penelokan scenic On an island dubbed as “the island of lakeside temple, the active volcano and
lookout and the magnificent Mount Batur a thousand temples”, two iconic lakeside lake, an indigenous Balinese community
with its lake, temple and active volcano. temples have throughout time colored dwelling amidst the surrounding highland
This great mountain is dotted with Bali’s postcards and posters as among forests, all tally up to the serene and exotic
idyllic Balinese villages that each serves the island’s finest landmarks; one is Pura destination that is Kintamani.

Adventurous cycling down the majestic Mount Batur .

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PHOTO BY VINCENT HERRY

Lush green forests of Kintamani.

Kintamani caters to a variety of crumbly yet moist consistency. Another


travelers, be it the adventurous type who variety also grown in the region as well as
can opt to climb the majestic mount or in the neighboring regency of Karangasem
those with adventurous taste buds who is Salak Gula Pasir (literally “sugar granule
can opt for the exotic tastes of the region. snakefruit”), a prized fruit which is smaller
The still active Mount Batur’s summit, in size than the regular Salak Bali but
approximately 1,717 meters above sea is considered the sweetest of all. They
level, offers an on-top-of-the-world are usually priced at around Rp. 25,000
experience during sunrise, especially (US $2-3) per kilogram depending on
for pre-dawn climbers and early-birds. season, compared to the regular Salak at
The relatively easy climb – compared to Rp. 12,000 (US$1.38) per kilogram. The
Lineup of skulls in Trunyan. Not for the queasy.
the island’s highest Mount Agung – can mandarin cultivars of Kintamani are known
normally be completed in about 2 hours. as Jeruk Kintamani, and are a must try as
Local guides are easily found and can lend they are known for their sweetness and
a helping hand. Also for adventures, one succulence. wood)”. The village is well-known for its
may opt for cycling and canoeing on Lake The aboriginal Bali Aga community unique funeral rites, where bodies of the
Batur, which is provided by the local tour of Trunyan village can be found on the deceased are not buried or cremated as
operators in the village of Kedisan. eastern shore of the lake, which can the majority of Balinese Hindus do but
Adventurous taste-buds may discover be reached by boat from the village of rather are placed on top of the ground
the famed snakefruit variety of Salak Bali Kedisan. The name of the village is derived under the Taru Menyan tree at the village
that is equally popular with locals and from the words “Taru” and “Menyan” cemetery, covered and picketed for
foreign visitors to the island, favored for its literally “fragrant (or frankincense) tree (or protection by the scented wood and left to

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decay naturally. Interestingly no strong foul
odor is apparent due to the fragrant planks
and pickets. Visually not for the queasy
though, as real skulls and bones are easily
visible all around.
Kintamani also happens to be the
name of the breed of dog native to the
area. A popular pet among the Balinese,
it is indigenous to the region. The breed is
well known for its long fur coat, broad face
with flat forehead and cheeks resembling
Chow Chows, and noted for their loyalty.
Animal lovers can meet local villagers and
get up close with their pet Kintamani pups
to enjoy their fun and antics.
For sightseers and souvenir seekers,
Penelokan is the favorite vantage point
from where to best view the vast Batur
Caldera with Mount Batur and waters of
Lake Batur. Mind the myriads of street
sellers and always keep a trick of bargain

PHOTO BY GUSTRA
PHOTO BY MURDANI USMAN

A girl places offerings at the serene Batur lakeside.

favorite vantage point that is also a much from Ubud and public transport is also
frequented stopping place from where to available by means of small minibuses
view the scenic expanse of the rugged known as bemo, however these are more
in hand. For those who are “shutter- Batur landscape. often used by locals. Virtually all hotel
release happy,” definitely a not-to-miss Kintamani is generally reached from the concierges and tour organizers include the
are the early morning landscape photo southern routes, mainly from the Ubud and area on its itinerary. ■
opportunities here. Payangan main road and from the Bangli Text by Nyoman Ari Gunadi
Located on the western brinks of the main road. From the north in Singaraja, Main photo courtesy Werner Duderstadt
majestic Gunung (Mount) Batur’s larger a turn on the main road towards the east (CocosTravel). For Kintamani cycling
caldera wall, Kintamani is on the same road results in an hour drive to Kintamani. and adventure tours, visit:
north-south road as Penelokan – the Daily shuttle bus services are available www.cocostravel.com

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Wakatobi’s greatness lies not only in its
waters. Above the surface, Wakatobi is equally
breathtaking. The beaches are no less beautiful
than those found in other regions – white, clean
and placid. A combination of crystal clear sea
water and waving coconut palms… and add to
that the cool sea breezes and blue skies, you
have a perfect paradise!

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Wakatobi is an acronym for the four main islands in this archipelago (Wangi-
wangi, Kaledupa, Tomea, Binongko). Wakatobi’s name was popularized when
the islands were barely visible on the country’s map with the advent of the
diving scene.

The World Coral Triangle is an outstanding territory that


stretches from the Solomon Islands in the east, to the Karimata
Strait in the far west, the Sula Islands in the Philippines and the
south of Nusa Tenggara. This triangle is host to 85 percent of
the world’s coral species.

T
he Wakatobi Islands in Sulawesi is estimated to archipelago (Wangi-wangi, Kaledupa, Tomea, Binongko).
boast the highest fish diversity in the world in one Wakatobi’s name was popularized when the islands were barely
location — boasting up to about 590 species. No visible on the country’s map with the advent of the diving scene.
wonder Jacques Cousteau himself called Wakatobi Like an artist whose real name and ‘commercial name’ often are
one of the best diving spots in the world. However, different, so is the case with Wakatobi. It is still referred to as the
its greatness lies not only in its waters. Tukangbesi Islands administratively and legally, a name derived
Wakatobi and Tukangbesi Islands are two names for this from the famed iron craftsmen of Binongko Island.
single place. The first time I heard about these islands at the tip of As known, Wakatobi in Southeast Sulawesi are coral islands.
Sulawesi’s “right leg” was about 2 decades ago and by the name Several species and types of coral dwell here; fringing reefs that
“Tukangbesi Islands.” And it was indeed the official name of these surround the islands, barrier reefs that are separate from the
islands bordering the Banda Sea. Most likely, it is the same name island with deep lagoons, and coral atolls. One of the atolls is the
that you will encounter when looking at a map. Kaledupa Atoll. It is said that this is the longest atoll in the world. In
Wakatobi is an acronym for the four main islands in this total there are about 600 km of coral here.

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Wakatobi’s greatness lies not only in the water. Above the the Philippines, while the Orang Pulau are a tribe that inhabits only
surface Wakatobi is equally breathtaking. The beaches are no several parts of the archipelago. Both the Bajau and the Orang
less beautiful than those found in other regions – white, clean and Pulau all live from the sea.
placid. Combined with the crystal clear sea water and waving The development of tourism in many ways has become a new
coconut palms… and add to that the cool sea breezes and blue hope. Since it has been developed into a district, the regional
skies, you have a perfect paradise! government has launched its maritime vision. The community is
Various ethnic groups inhabit the Wakatobi Islands. In general asked to abandon the fishing practices that are known to damage
the Wakatobi population is divided into two major ethnic groups: the environment. Even some of the ecotourism revenues are
the Ethnic Bajau or Bajo and the Orang Pulau or the ‘Island distributed back to the community, which total an approximate
People’. The Bajau tribe are known as the Sea Gypsies, the 90,000 inhabitants, as well as for education and support for the
nomadic ‘people who live in the ocean seas’. They are spread Wakatobi Marine National Park.
across the archipelago from areas of eastern Malaysia, Brunei to The government has set these islands from Kendari and Bau
Bau as a marine national park with an area of 1.39 million hectares
– the second largest marine national park in the archipelago. All
these efforts surely deserve our support so that this paradise
will be able to sustain life on our planet and remain for our future
generations to admire.
Visitors can enjoy comfortable accommodations on the islands
of Hoga and Tomea. An airstrip has even been established on the
latter by investors, adding to the convenience of visiting among
this archipelago’s ‘last paradises on earth’. ■
Text and photos by Fadil Aziz
INDONESIA www.alcibbumphotography.com

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COLORFUL
PRECIOUS
STONES
Enter this capital city’s market specializing in gems, originally known
as the Rawa Bening market, established in 1974. In the beginning
it was only a traditional market, where around 20 gemstone traders
opened their stalls every day in an open space.

O
ne of Jakarta’s many their stalls every day in an open space. As Stabilized Turq, Dyed Lapis, Malachite,
tourist attractions are the numbers of traders grew they felt the Tigereye, Pendot, Citrine, Rock Crystal,
the city’s specialized need to form an association, so in 2010 Red Tigereye, Black Onix, Snowflake and
markets. There is the government refurbished the traditional Leopard Skin.
the Tanah Abang and rather run down market and now it Almost every island in Indonesia has
textile center, the is an air-conditioned modern market that stones that can be made into gems. Agate
Pramuka medicine market, the Kramat Jati attracts gem enthusiasts from all over stones are easily found in Garut, Pacitan,
wholesale market, and the most recent is Indonesia. Lampung and Sukabumi, amethyst can be
the Jakarta Gems Centre (JGC) that was Today JGC is home to thousands of found in Kalimantan, and opal can be found
inaugurated in May 2010. traders, making it the second largest gems in Banten. The stones are sold per 200mg.
Located in the old town Jatinegara center in South East Asia after Thailand’s Physical characteristics that make a colored
of East Jakarta, JGC is a refurbished Gems Tower Building, and a long way from stone valuable are color, clarity, cut, unusual
market for gemstones. It was originally its modest beginnings. JGC carries various optical phenomena within the stone such as
known as the Rawa Bening market that gemstones not only from Indonesia but color zoning, and asteria or star effects.
was established in 1974. In the beginning from all around the world such as Garut According to Yanto, one of the traders
it was only a traditional market, where stone, Pancawarna stone and Bacan stone who has been trading at JGC since it
around 20 gemstones traders opened as well as Blue Sapphire, Emerald, Arizona was still called the Rawa Bening market,

BALI&BEYOND MAY 2011 53


Almost every island in Indonesia has stones that can be made into
gems. Agate stones are easily found in Garut, Pacitan, Lampung
and Sukabumi, amethyst can be found on the island of Kalimantan,
and opal can be found in Banten, West Java.

the price of the gemstones is determined Gemstones enthusiasts and collectors browsing around a lot more enjoyable.”
by type, color, shine, uniqueness, the come from all over the world to hunt for There are people who consider
location where the gemstones were found precious gemstones at JGC. The center gemstones as something sacred, but
and most important the rarity. The price is especially popular with Japanese and Wahyu does not believe in superstition.
range varies from as low as Rp 20,000 Taiwanese collectors. His love of gemstones is purely out of
to unlimited. Yanto recalled that he once Wahyu, a gemstone enthusiast from admiration for their beauty and his interest
heard that a Blue Sapphire was sold for Rp Jakarta, says that the collection that JGC was inherited from his father, also an avid
1 billion to a collector, but most are sold has is impressive. He comes regularly to collector. Wahyu says that over the years
between Rp 50,000 and Rp 5 million. hunt for gemstones to add to his extensive he has developed an eye for differentiating
Opal stones are special because they collection of twenty years. original gemstones that worth a lot to
are worth only Rp 5,000 when they are still “I’ve been coming here since it was a imitations that are worth nothing, even if
raw, but after the stones are processed small market in the 80s. Now with more sometimes they look really similar.
and made into jewels with special designs and more traders coming in, I have more He says that not all of the stones sold
they can be worth millions of Rupiah. The choices,” he says. ”I like the fact that the at JGC are original. Some are imitation and
price escalates when they are sold by market now has become more modern. buyers must exercise caution when buying.
collectors. It’s clean and air conditioned, making “Collectors are usually able to tell

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“Collectors are the difference, as we recognize the Besides those that are already cut, JGC
characteristic of the stones. Original stones also sells uncut stones. Customers will
usually able to tell have a kind of fiber that makes a sort of then bring the stones to a craftsman who
the difference, as picture; therefore we call them batu gambar, will cut, brush and polish the stone.
picture stone. They are also heavier and The traders at JGC also carry rings for
we recognize the have a different kind of shine. If you put their stones. They are made from silver,
characteristic of an original stone up to the sun it will shine white or stainless steel. The designs of the

the stones. Original through, whereas imitations remain flat.


But if you have doubts, you can have them
rings vary too. The more complicated, the
more expensive they are. The rings sell for
stones have a kind examined at the gemstone lab in the Gajah Rp 75,000 to Rp 300,000.

of fiber that makes Mada area,” Wahyu explained.


Despite its reputation of being the
Customers at JGC are not limited to
gem collectors. Gold jewelers also frequent
a sort of picture; second largest gemstone center in South this market to hunt for valuable stones for

therefore we call East Asia, JGC does not have its own
gem certification service. Customers who
their gold jewelry.
Colorful and sparkling, gemstones have
them batu gambar, want to have a certificate to guarantee that long captured the imagination of men and

picture stone.” their stones are original need to bring their


stones to a private certification agency at
women, who then embark on a lifelong
pursuit of the precious stones. ■
the Kompleks Harmoni Plaza in Central Text by Patricia Ivana
Jakarta. If the stones are proven to be Photos by Josua Alessandro
original, the agency will create a certificate. www.escapadepictures.com

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WOVEN LOVE FOR MOTHERS


JW Marriot Jakarta presents Mesmerizing Mother’s Day at its Sailendra
Restaurant on May 8. Mother’s Day is a great time to spoil every mom with the
most mouth-watering buffet in the city and also to support a good cause to
help mothers in Flores, East Nusa Tenggara in conserving the special Tenun
Ikat woven fabric. The JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta ensures that all mothers and
families will have the best time together by preparing two surprises to pamper
mom’s palate on this special day. Savor the delectable poached egg with
smoked salmon, Alaskan King Crab, herb crusted prime rib, whole roasted
lamb, the delicious strawberry mille-feuille and much more. Those dishes are a
great compliment in a family brunch moment specially dedicated to mothers.
JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta, Jl. Lingkar Mega Kuningan Kav. E.1.2
No. 1& 2, Mega Kuningan, Jakarta (021) 5798-8808

MAORI
TIMEPIECE
Bulgari and New Zealand rugby team the All Blacks
have joined forces for 2011. One product of the new
relationship is a special edition Endurer Chronosprint
watch for the All Blacks team. The limited edition
timepiece is based on the ex-Daniel Roth watch that
has been merged into the Bulgari brand. The case is
coated with a very hard DLC (diamond like carbon) black
coating and the dial has a special Moari tattoo motif.
www.bulgari.com

MASTERS TEE OFF


As this goes to press, a strong line-up of 24 Indonesian golfers takes
on Asia’s creme de la creme and world number two Lee Westwood of
England at the inaugural Indonesian Masters. The event also welcomed
new partners including Coca-Cola, Rolex, San Miguel, Casillero del
Diablo, Toshiba, Brava Radio and Yahoo! Asian Tour stalwart Rory
Hie spearheads the home challenge in the US$750,000 event at the
prestigious Royale Jakarta Golf Club from April 21-24, alongside the
nation’s rising stars Andik Mauludin and Benny Kasiadi. Four local
amateurs also enjoy the opportunity to compete in the Asian Tour’s
newest tournament, which is positioned as Indonesia’s most prestigious
golf tournament. Kyi Hla Han, Executive Chairman if the Asian Tour said,
“The Indonesian Masters will present a great opportunity for Indonesia’s
top players to compete against our finest stars such as Thongchai
Jaidee, Gaganjeet Bhullar and Chapchai Nirat. For further information
contact: pr@obgolfandlifestyle.com; (021) 7094-7806

58 BALI&BEYOND MAY 2011


HOTELHIGHLIGHTS
Astana Kunti Suite Apartment & Villa
Astana Kunti boasts suite apartments and villas offering affordable
and luxurious accomodation. It features a five-star resort style that
can be enjoyed at reasonable prices.

Each suite apartment consists of a bedroom with en suite


bathroom and walk-in wardrobe, living room with comfortable
sofas, a fully-equipped kitchen and complemented with five-star
luxury accommodation services.

The private suite apartments and villas offer individuals an


opportunity to own a lifestyle investment property that benefits
from a professional marketing and management service.

Astana Kunti is located in the Seminyak area, 25 minutes from the


airport and 10 minutes from the beach. Seminyak is strategically
located, right in the middle of the island’s hip fashion stores,
Jalan Dewi Saraswati III no. 39, Seminyak homeware, quality restaurants, bars and nightlife that personify
Bali - Indonesia the famous island’s luxury lifestyle.
Tel: (0361) 882 1455, (0361) 882 1445
Website: www.astanabali.com Managed by Astana Hotel management.

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.

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 Danoya Villa is only 10 minutes by walk to Batubelig beach, 5
Kuta – Bali minutes drive to famous restaurants such as Métis, Sardine,
Tel: (0361) 735 305, 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.

Harris Resort Kuta Beach - Bali


Strategically located only few steps away from Kuta’s surfing paradise
and its exciting nightlife. Experience the simple contemporary
design with comfortable, unique ambience, and friendly spirit of all
Harris “Players”.
The resort features 191 rooms ranging from Harris room, Harris
Pool Access room, Harris Terrace room, and Harris Suite room in
fresh colors design. All rooms are equipped with cable television,
free WiFi and are surrounded by a free-form swimming pool and
Kids pool with waterslide. It is also a perfect meeting place for your
business needs with 5 meeting rooms.
A health conscious Harris Café offers a range of Indonesian, Asian,
and International specialties with also healthy juices at our Juice
Bar and Pizza & Pasta at Harrissimo.
Harris Resort Kuta Bali
Jalan Pantai Kuta 80361 Free daily sport and leisure activities are available by the pool such
Tel: (0361) 753 868 as Yoga and our special dances the “Harris Moves”. Dino Kid’s
Fax: (0361) 753 875 Club features free fun games for children and H’Spa and Happy
sales@harris-kuta-bali.com Feet Reflexology offers energizing and refreshing body treatments.
www.harrishotels.com Harris Resort Kuta is a fun place for everyone!
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MEXICAN ENERGY
A delegation of parliamentarians from the Energy Commission of
the Mexican House of Representatives visited Jakarta from March 21-25
to meet with several Indonesian agencies involved in the energy sector.
Mexico, like Indonesia, has been endowed with many natural resources,
therefore the importance for the country to guaranty an efficient use
of them. The Mexican government is trying to develop and modernize
their energy sector, hence the visit of their parliamentarian delegation
to Indonesia and their interest in understanding the latest reforms in the
archipelago. The delegation held meetings with the Ministry of Energy
and Mineral Resources, BPMigas, Pertamina, BAPENNAS, BPPT, KADIN
and SHELL Indonesia, which allowed the parliamentarians to learn and
NO CHORES, understand about infrastructure development, (particularly the pipeline
network), energy security, energy national supply, gas distribution, private
JUST CHEERS investment in the sector in particular in the development of the electrical
power plant in Central Java (10,000MW) and in oil and gas exploration and
Surabaya Plaza Hotel (SPH) recently held its renewable energies.
annual party in celebration of its staff, and this year Embassy of Mexico, Menara Mulia, Jl. Gatot Subroto Kav. 9-11,
showcased its Employee Talent Show (ETS). ETS had Jakarta, (021) 520-3980; embmexic@rad.net.id
the departmental teams competing to show off their
best talents and win the attractive prizes provided by the
management. Not only did the team members compete
among themselves they also provided the audience with
a cheerful and entertaining event. The celebration was a
refreshing break from the daily routine of the workforce.
Nine departments participated in the competition that
featured various categories such as dance drama
by the Housekeeping department, folk songs by the
Finance and Engineering departments, dance by
Sales and Marketing, parodies by Food & Beverage,
traditional dance by General Affairs, and masquerade &
pantomimes by the Front Office.
Surabaya Plaza Hotel, (031) 531-6833
sby.pphotels.com

PARTNERS IN SPORT
The Secretary General of the Indonesian
Olympic Committee (KOI), Arie Ariotedjo,
presents a token of gratitude to Dr. Ian Ford (center),
Director Northern Territory Institute of Sport (NTIS) and
Gary Dawson, Head of Division Biomechanics and
Analysis Skill NTIS in a sports seminar organized by the
Australian Embassy and KOI on April 6.
Australian Embassy Jakarta, (021) 2550-5288
www.indonesia.embassy.gov.au

FUNDS FOR FACES, FAMILIES


Hotel Kristal Jakarta collaborated with the Harley Owners Group
(HOG) foundation in a social sharing activity and charity fundraiser.
The hotel successfully raised Rp. 125 million for the Yayasan Harley
Owners Group (HOG), which dedicates the funds to cleft-lip palate
operations for children. The aid was in continuation of the “12th Annual
Hotel Kristal Charity Golf Tournament” that took place at the Jagorawi
Golf Club in December of last year. Public Relations Manager Damita
Almira expressed, “Yayasan Harley Owners Group (HOG) Indonesia
has raised the money that has helped change the lives of thousands of
underprivileged families in Indonesia through the reconstructive surgical
operations”. HOG has 45 members, is based in Jakarta and has been
active since 1982.
www.hotelkristal.com

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HOTELHIGHLIGHTS
Hotel Santika Kuta Bali
Hotel Santika Kuta is a strategic base from which to explore
the island of Bali at leisure. Located in the heart of Kuta’s vibrant
shopping and dining district, the property is just minutes from the
island’s celebrated sunset beach. Within easy reach to the airport
and other popular sites of interest, Hotel Santika Kuta welcomes
travellers from all walks of life with genuine hospitality.

The Superior Room anticipates the needs of today’s traveller with


a smart decor in earthy tones and modern conveniences to ensure
a relaxing experience. It is an exceptionally comfortable base for
business or leisure guests during their time on the island of Bali.

Appetites are satisfied at Kafe Serani. This open-plan dining area


serves an extensive buffet breakfast and a more substantial menu of
Indonesian and Western cuisine as well as light refreshments.
Jln Raya Kuta 98, Kuta, Bali - Indonesia
Ph: +62 361 764-033, 764-044 Meet in style with a fully equipped meeting room located just off the
Fax: +62 361 764-041 lobby, designed to accommodate 50 participants in a classroom set-
kutabali@santika.com up, and 35 delegates in a U-shape configuration. Meeting package
www.santikakutabali.com rates with attractive incentives are available on request.

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) 754-082 Fax: (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.

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.

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
Jl. Raya Uluwatu, Br. Bakung Sari, assortment of treatments invite you to indulge. Let the sensation
Ungasan, South Kuta, Bali of the Dream Spa’s atmosphere pamper and comport you soon.
Tel. (0361) 708 199; Fax. (3361) 708 168
E-mail: reservation@dreamland-villa.com In the Ungasan village, high on the southernmost peninsula of the
sales@dreamland-villa.com island of Bali. Ten minutes to Dreamland beach, from your villa by
www.dreamland-villa.com our free shuttle service.
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GIVING BACK
Naka Contemporary Art together with BARC (Bali
Adoption and Rescue Center), BAWA (Bali Animal
Welfare Association), and the Yudhistira Swarga
Veterinary Clinic, has organized a fundraising exhibition
for Bali street dogs titled “Oh, For Dog’s Sake!” It
aims to raise funds to help protect these poor canines
from imminent danger due to sickness and injury.
Through this event Naka offers a way for all gifted
and generous artists to support and help raise money
for animal rescue organizations through their works
of art. The exhibition will be held on May 21 at Naka
Contemporary Art Gallery from 7 pm – 9 pm. .
Naka Contemporary Art, Jalan Kunti I No.16,
Seminyak, (0361) 733-768
www.nakacontemporaryart.com

TALENTED CHILDREN
Sanggar Anak Tangguh is presenting an art exhibition at Alliance
Francaise in Denpasar from May 1 to 14. Anak Tangguh is a local
community group that cares for children’s development. One of their
interests is improving children’s art talents. In March of last year they
introduced a “Lempad Reborn” program, a special painting class for
children that was inspired by Balinese legendary artist I Gusti Nyoman
Lempad. Alliance Francaise, Jalan Raya Puputan I no. 13A Renon,
Denpasar, (0361) 234-143; www.anaktangguh.wordpress.com

TWO RETURN
Ganesha Gallery presents an art exhibition
showcasing the works of Rie Mandala and I Wayan
Andita (Yanik) in “Return” through May 30. In their joint
exhibition, Yanik of Bali and Rie Mandala of Japan not
only share their individual expressions of their respective
cultural origins but also join together in a work. It is a
collaboration that began in 2001 but only realized now
a decade later. Both clearly express their opinions on
the meaning of the theme, preferring to work on paper
that they describe as having an ancient history in many
cultures. They write, “Paper demands precision of work.
Errors and mistakes are impossible to correct. Paper is
honest and working on it requires skill and patience that
is comparable to meditation.”
Ganesha Gallery, Four Seasons Resorts Bali at
Jimbaran Bay, (0361) 701-010
www.fourseasons. com

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DININGDIRECTORY

Basilico Italian Pavilion & Bar Budesa Indonesia Grill & Seafood

B asilico Italian Pavilion & Bar is an elegant, yet cozy, Italian restaurant, with indoor and
outdoor garden seating. It offers an intimate dining room with great views of the sea,
D o you often feel tired and confused with your daily bustles? Do you miss the cool
rural atmospheres? Do you want to enjoy your meal in peace and friendliness?
beach and marvelous gardens.
Head to the newly opened Budesa Restaurant in Kuta, where you can enjoy a meal in a
calm and cozy atmosphere.
The restaurant serves fresh home-made pasta, pizza and other Italian specialties. Enjoy
the relaxing ambience and savor a truly satisfying dining experience.
Come as you are, and be greeted by the rushing sounds of clear water and rural voices.
Select your live gourami, crab, or favorite selection from our live aquariums, and savor
Located right on the sandy beach of Sanur and surrounded by 7 hectares of tropical
the best flavors with our authentic Indonesian recipes in no time.
garden, discover a perfect culinary experience at Sanur Beach Bali.
Enjoy the delicious Indonesian food and fresh seafood dishes.
Open daily for lunch and dinner from 11.00am – 11.00pm
For reservations, please dial:
(0361) 7955-909 or (0361) 768-244

Basilico Italian Pavilion & Bar


Jl. Danau Tamblingan, Sanur 80228, Bali Indonesia Jalan By-Pass Ngurah Rai No. 888
P.62 361 288011 F.62 361 281 755 Simpang Siur, Kuta - Bali
E-mail: hsb.fb@aerowisatahotels.com P. 62 361 7955909 F. 62 361 768 244
www.sanurbeachhotelbali.com info@budesa-restaurant.com
budesa-restaurant.com

[SPACE AVAILABLE ] Rush Bamboo Restaurant

Japanese fusion-style cooking arrives at The Elysian

Commencing this April, Rush Bamboo Restaurant presents our guests with a completely
new concept for Bali. Inspired by the variety of worldwide cuisines that continue to
arrive in Bali along with the increase in tourism from distant shores, Executive Chef
Surya Negara (aka, Chef Banjar) will be creating a series of unique, Japanese-inspired
Contact Bali & Beyond fusion meals.

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THE SOUL THAT ROCKS


Ayana Resort and Spa Bali’s dramatic Rock Bar dramatic Rock Bar will see
Jim Larkin perform on May 14. ‘Saucy Soul Jim’, the “Gem of San Francisco”, the
one-and-only Jim Larkin will knock the blues out of fans with a sunset session at the
Rock Bar. Fresh from performing with Michael Franti at the Bali Blass in December,
Jim brings his signature, saucy soulful sounds to the rocks, where you will sway
between his jazzy jive and the natural rhythm of the ocean. In a career spanning five
decades, Jim started out in R&B and opened acts across the southern states of America for Johnny Otis, Sugar Pie Desonto and Etta James,
and performed at the famed San Francisco Fillmore auditorium with Albert King and Joe Texs. He then moved into the Blues and Jazz arena,
honing his skills at Bob City, Soul Vile, the Cellar, Sugar Hill, the Jazz Workshop and the Famed Black Hawk Nightclub performing with Oscar
Petterson, George Sharinn and Herby Hancock, and opening for Ester Philips and Carmen McCray. He has toured Canada, Brazil, Trinidad,
San Lucas, Japan and Korea, and performed in the Monterey Jazz Festival, the San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Festival, the Sausalito Blues
Festival and this past December at the Bali Blass with Michael Franti.
Ayana Resort and Spa Bali, Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran, (0361) 702-222; www.ayanaresort.com

BEHOLD THE
ENCHANTED FOREST
“Regalia, The Enchanted Forest” - is currently the
only fully realized professional acrobatic show in Indonesia,
featuring twenty-plus top Cirque Du Soleil performers and an
additional supporting cast of over thirty ethnic characters, and
is set to perform at the Bali Theatre this month. The headlining
acrobatic performers have all previously worked at the premier
Cirque Du Soleil shows in Nevada (Las Vegas), California and
Florida, and have performed with Aerosmith, Prince, Sarah
McLachlan, Cindy Lauper, Jason Mraz, The Black Eyed Peas
and DJ Tiesto, and they are considered the finest acrobatic
performers in the world. In addition to their acrobatic talent,
the producers have engaged world renowned Swiss designer
Orlando Bassi (Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Pirates of the
Caribbean, 10.000BC, Legend of the Seeker, etc.) and his
Special FX company to create stunning costumes, masks and
wigs, as well as the French Fire-fusion dance specialist Jerome
“Jay” Maurel of Xtreme Productions for “livefire” choreography
and an extravagant LED-light costume design for some of the
principal and supporting characters. This World Premiere and
Gala Event is to be held at the Bali Theatre on May 14, with
two shows every week from May to December.
www.rainingheart.com; www.balitheatre.com

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SEE&SEEN

PHILANTHROPIST SWINGS
Accor successfully raised US$40,000 in humanitarian funds
through their “Spirit of Smiles” Charity Golf Tournament
held last month at the Bali Golf & Country Club. This charity
program supports underprivileged children in Indonesia, and
the successful tournament was fully supported by Garuda
Indonesia and BCA and attracted more than 100 philanthropist
golfers. www.accor.com

B-BASHED!
Bali’s upscale lifestyle
space, bvilla, turned 10
in April. To celebrate, bvilla
held a birthday bash for
exclusively selected guests
BEAUTIFUL CHEERS
on April 8 at the bvilla+spa. More than 300 invitees from the industry Karma Kandara welcomed some of Western Australia’s
and travel media enjoyed cocktails and acoustic live music during the most alluring young women as they prepared to compete for
evening’s stylish celebration. To recognize this milestone occasion, on the honor of taking part in the Miss Universe contest this year.
April 7th bvilla management presented an award to each staff member That meant being put through their paces to make sure they’re
who has been with the property since its opening. All staff members in optimum shape before they enter the next rounds. This is
are recognized as being key to bvilla’s success in becoming Bali’s most the second year that Karma Kandara has welcomed the Miss
stylish ‘place to b’. And to reward its industry partners, bvilla presented Universe hopefuls. Bali & Beyond had the privilege to share a
awards to its three best-supporting travel agents. dinner table with the ladies at the Nammos Beach Club.
www.bvilla.com www.karmaresorts.com

SENSE OF SMIRNOFF
LIGHTS OFF! The 1O1 Legian won the “Best Cocktail” award at the Blue Eyes
Hard Rock Hotel Bali supported Earth Hour 2011 in Bartender Championship Series presented by Smirnoff Vodka on
voluntary darkness on March 26 at 8.30 pm in keeping with March 28. Smirnoff Vodka conducts the annual event to encourage
its commitment to environmental protection and sustainability, Balinese Junior Bartenders to demonstrate their flair and best cocktail
joining millions around the world in sending a powerful message in a competition. The 1O1 Legian was represented by Putu Oka Angga
about a brighter future for the world and marked this ecofriendly Swara and I Putu Sanis Dewantara, who came out champions in the Best
event by involving its hotel guests. Sand Island offered an Earth Cocktail of The Year with their new creation “Sense of Smirnoff” with the
Hour Party with Fire Dancers, acoustic live music and a “60 Smart Stylish Experience signature of The 1O1 Legian. The 2011 Blue
minutes” candle formation by staff and in-house guests. Eyes Bartender Championship was attended by 35 Hotels and
www.hardrockhotels.net Prestigious Bars. www.the101bali.com
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MY LIFE SCREENED
The evening of March 23 marked the premiere of
the movie “Bali is My Life,” launched by the Bali Hotels
Association (BHA) as part of its ongoing “Bali is My Life”
destination marketing campaign. The premiere was
held at the Bali International Convention Center at The
Westin Resort Nusa Dua. As well as promoting Bali and
its legendary culture, the movie is importantly driven in a
large part by Indonesian talent, said Jean-Charles Le Coz,
chairman of the Bali Hotels Association (BHA) that co-
produced the movie along with Art Vision Bali (AVB).
www.baliismylife.com

‘FOUR HANDS’ DINNER


Mozaic Restaurant Gastronomique welcomed Chef Michel Portos of the
Saint James Hotel in Bouliac, France for a two-night event on March 25 and
26. The special menu at the Mozaic featured dishes from Chef Portos alongside
Chris Salans’ creations for a unique “Diner a quattre mains”
(Four Hands Dinner). Among the dishes presented were Heart of Caviar with
Scallop and Sweet Peas, and Crispy Seared Foie Gras, Verbena Honey and
Lemon Puree to name a few, expressing Chef Portos influences and new
culinary discoveries.
www.mozaic-bali.com

YEAR’S SPIRIT
After five inspirational days and nights, the Fourth Annual Bali
Spirit Festival came to an end on March 27. The soaring level of talent at
this year’s event brought together a vast diversity of styles from every corner
of the globe. Two sound stages set in the magical grounds of the Agung
Rai Museum of Arts (ARMA) was the venue for the Festival’s electrifying 4
nights of world music concerts. A vibrant night market with over 15 vendors
offered a convivial place to visit, shop, eat, drink and chill between gigs. The
great music was punctuated by fire dancing, slack line walking and abstract
theater performers. The annual event provides a platform of inspiration and
the opportunity to affect positive change at the personal and community level.
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An International Association of Travel and Tourism Professionals
Doing Business Among Friends

A GREAT INDIAN EXPERIENCE AT QUEEN’S OF INDIA


On Friday April first, sixty plus members and guests met at Queen’s of India in Kuta to enjoy
pre-lunch cocktails and canapés and a great selection of wonderful Indian cuisine. The menu featured
popular Indian dishes including vegetarian specialities. The diners were treated to an Indian dance
performance during the meal which concluded with the serving of fabulous brownies with ice cream and
hot chocolate. Puneet Malhotra, Neeta, Enoch, Ketut and all team at Queen’s of India created a great
Indian experience - no fooling!

SKAL BALI’S 145 MEMBERS MEET MONTHLY AT THE BEST VENUES.


SET FOR 2011 ARE:

May 6, at 19:00, Family & Friends evening - Hard Rock Hotel - Kuta
June 10, Sanur Beach – Sanur
July 1, Courtyard by Marriot Bali - Nusa Dua plus golf at Bali Golf and Country club
August 5, Sanur Paradise Plaza – Sanur

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numbers 20,000 management and professional members in 450 clubs in 90 countries.

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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 available and are known to replenish body Tel: (0361) 975-136, 971-159, Jl. Raya Ubud,
Grand Bali Beach Sanur, Tel: (0361) 288-141 Jl. Pantai Kuta hydration and replace fluids. For discomfort, Ubud, www.mpl-ubud.com
Tel: (0361) 752-520, Fax: (0361) 766-373 diarrhea and cramping, drink strong, hot tea;
■ QATAR AIRWAYS: E-mail: info@consulmalaysia-bali.com avoid fruits and spicy foods. ■ MUSEUM RUDANA:
Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel, South Kuta Beach Some day-biting mosquitoes carry dengue Tel: (0361) 975-779, 976-479, Peliatan, Ubud.
Tel: (0361) 752-222; Fax: 753-788. ■ MEXICO: fever, but this is not a problem in tourist areas.
Wisti Sabha Building, 2nd Floor, Ngurah Rai PT Puri Astina Putra Building Bali is non-malarial and prophylaxis is not ■ MUSEUM SUBAK: Tel: (0361) 810-315,
International Aiprort, Tel: (0361) 760-274 Jl. Prof. Moh. Yamin 1A, Renon, Denpasar required. Mosquito bites, cuts or abrasions Jl. Raya Kediri, Desa Sanggulan, Tabanan.
Fax: (0361) 760-275 Tel: (0361) 223-266, Fax: (0361) 244-568 easily become infected in the tropics. Treat
E-mail: consulmex@astinatravel.com them immediately. TOURIST INFO.
■ DEPARTURE Drink only bottled or boiled water. Peel fruit
Arrive at the airport two hours prior to departure. ■ NETHERLANDS: before eating; avoid raw vegetables except at ■ INTEGRATED TOURISM
A Rp. 150,000 international departure tax is KCB Travel, Jl. Raya Kuta 127, Kuta reputable restaurants. Ice in restaurants is safe. INFORMATION CENTER (ITIC)
required. Domestic departure fee is Rp 30,000. Tel: (0361) 761-502, Fax: (0361) 752-777 Protect yourself from the intense equatorial sun. A one-stop tourist information complex of
Residents pay an additional Rp. 2.5 million E-mail: dutchconsulate@kcb-tours.com Use high SPF sunblock and a hat. ten provinces in Indonesia comprising Bali,
Fiscal tax for international departures, whereas AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases Lampung, Jakarta, Banten, West Java, Central
holders of official tax registration (NPWP) ■ ROYAL DANISH: are increasing in Indonesia. Local sex workers Java, East Java, Jogjakarta. Jl. Raya Kuta 2,
numbers are Fiscal tax-exempt. Jalan By Pass Ngurah Rai, no. 229, Sanur have multiple partners from around the world. Kuta, 80361; Tel: (0361) 766-188
Ngurah Rai Intíl Airport, Tel: (0361) 751-011 Tel: (0361) 8216-979, Fax: (0361) 287-931 They are not checked for sexually transmitted
E-mail: danishconsbali@gmail.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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