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

THE CULTURE OF PARADISE AND OVER 18,000 SURROUNDING ISLANDS

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PURSUIT OF A BRIGHT FUTURE
Introducing Our New CSR Program

A MARCH OF DEVOTION

Melasti:

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A Purification Ceremony Marking A Stage of the Silent Day Celebration

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Dance, Drama and Music: the Balinese way
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Marching March
‘Om Swastiastu...’ March is maybe just another month for you who don’t live in Bali, but for us, and for all Balinese living in this island, March is known as the quietest month in the year. On the 23rd of this month, once again Bali will experience the Silent Day, leaving the island dark and quiet for 24 hours. During the day, nobody is allowed to go out, to light fire, to work, or to enjoy entertainment (amati geni, amati karya, amati lelungan, and amati lelangunan). It’s a total break, not only for the people but also for the environment. At night, you can see the beautiful sky with millions of stars and breathe the freshest morning of the year. So for you who happen to be in this island during Nyepi, don’t rush to runaway to another destination. Stay still, don’t be scared about being trapped in your hotel compound. This will give you a ‘real escape’ in paradise. Marking Nyepi, our contributor writes about the Melasti purification ceremony that marks the beginning of the Nyepi celebration. And being inspired by the quiet atmosphere, we present some ‘relaxing’ ideas of the month. You might be interested to breathe the cleanest air in the island doing Yoga the morning after Nyepi, or perhaps try the new exciting experience of honey tasting for your cup of tea? Another inspiration is to unwind in the afternoon at some new sunset venues in Bali? Our Action & Attraction this month is talking about the cultural performances in Bali which started as religious and now have commercial uses. Going further, we take you traversing the trails to Segara Anakan Lombok, and hopping around some of art galleries in Jakarta. Meanwhile, this month we cheerfully welcome two new team members. Say hello to newly appointed Editor Devishanty, and Advertising Executive, Meiny N. Wauran who joined Bali & Beyond team last month. This month we also introduce our first CSR program, a way of giving back to the community, and marking the first move is the Munti Gunung Program. We join with the Economy Faculty of Udayana University, hand in hand supporting the community by collecting donations and giving educational seminars to them. Check out our Community Calendar for more information. So enjoy your marching March in silence! Don’t forget to bring our magazine to accompany you during your silent day experience! ‘Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om…’ The Team
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IB. Ngurah Primarta took up photography while still studying at the Denpasar Institute of Arts’ Graphic Design faculty. He now shoots freelance for events, media and actively participates in various competitions.

Bayu A. Winata a freelance outdoor photographer who lives in Yogyakarta. His dream is to introduce the beauty of Indonesia to the world.

Gede Bayu Rahanatha is a lecturer of Udayana University and Marketing Communication Specialist. Recently he is also running his own Business in tourism industry, and yet still doing his hobby as a writer.

Shinta Eka is lugubrious blog-writer disguised herself as a merry young journalist in a Japanese media. She’s also freelancing for a uk-based agency and an indonesian graphic design website. thefuturecrayon. wordpress.com

IB Fajar Ari Putra, a young photographer whose main passion is capturing documentary and landscape photo, with photo he want to share about story or aesthetics. journeywithlight.blogspot.com

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General Manager Editor GOESTAMAR ARDIBRATA goestamar@baliandbeyond.co.id INTAN TANJUNG intantanjung@baliandbeyond.co.id DEVISHANTY devi@baliandbeyond.co.id Editorial Advisors Graphic Advisor Graphic Designer Web Master Advertising & MarComm. Manager Advertising Sales Executive A.A. GEDE RAI, JOHN M. DANIELS WENIAR PRAMESTI PUTU PARTAJAYA putu@baliandbeyond.co.id ANGGA RESPATHY HSU anggarespathy@baliandbeyond.co.id D. ARIEF SENOAJI arief@baliandbeyond.co.id NOVENTY ARIANI venty@baliandbeyond.co.id MEINY NOVITA WAURAN mee@baliandbeyond.co.id F&A Supervisor GA & Personnel Adm Distribution A.A. KETUT SUKERTI agung@baliandbeyond.co.id I GEDE ADARA adara@baliandbeyond.co.id NYOMAN TRI HARIAN SAPUTRA

Contributors GUSTRA, BAYU RAHANATHA, IB NGURAH PRIMARTA, FAJAR ARI PUTRA, AGUNG MULYAJAYA, MURDANI USMAN, BAYU A. WINATA, SHINTA EKA, A. BUDI ADI SANTOSA Jakarta Marketing Services/Subscription Louis Tobing louis@baliandbeyond.co.id Tel: (021) 315 2672 (Ext. 180) Publisher PT. BUMI DIAN KUSUMA Commissioner SOETIKNO SOEDARJO Director MAULANA INDRAGUNA SUTOWO Division Head MRA Printed Media INDRIATI WIRJANTO Printing PT. SUBURMITRA GRAFISTAMA, JAKARTA OFFICE Bali White House - Jl. Dewi Sri No. 23 Block IV, Kuta 80361- Bali Tel: +62 361 8868601-2, Fax: +62 361 750075 E-mail:mag@baliandbeyond.co.id http://www.baliandbeyond.co.id Bali & Beyond Magazine is published monthly by PT. Bumi Dian Kusuma under the direction of MRA Media, Jakarta. Although every care is taken, neither the publishers nor any of their designees assume responsibility for the opinions and information expressed by editorial contributors. All material in this publication is copyrighted and cannot be reproduced without written permission of the publisher or author. All trademark and rights to Bali & Beyond are reserved by PT Bumi Dian Kusuma. Editorial materials may be submitted for consideration to the editorial office. Bali & Beyond is not responsible for the return of unsolicited material. © 2006 Bali & Beyond ISSN 0216-4590

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Cover Tari Tedung Agung Photo by Gustra

PONDERINGPOINT
Kata Kolok is a visually transmitted sign pattern, a language used in the small village of Bengkala in North Bali, where some of the population was born deaf.

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MELASTI: A MARCH OF DEVOTION
Marking one of the stages at the beginning of the Silent Day is Melasti, a unique ceremony where many Balinese walk to the nearest water source for purification.

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INVITEINDULGE

MIND BALANCING
While in Bali, try to reach the balance of mind and body by practicing yoga in tranquil Ubud.

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ELOQUENT MOTIONS This month’s Foto Folio features the artwork of our Contributing Photographer Fajar Ari Putra. With his skillful photography technique, he has created some fantastic photos taken at the Art Festival in Denpasar last year.

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FIRST ROW PHOTO BY AGUNG MULYAJAYA, SECOND ROW PHOTO BY FAJAR ARI PUTRA, THIRD ROW PHOTO COURTESY OF NIKKO BALI RESORT AND SPA

March is perfect for twinkling the night; stay for sunset, have a perfect dinner, and finish with some perfect thirstquenchers before bed time.

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TALE OF TRAVERSING TRAILS
March marks the time when many Bali based non-Hindu residents travel from the island to avoid the day of Silence. Challenge yourself to trek Mount Rinjani, and stop at its most scenic point of Lake Segara Anakan.
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PHOTOS BY BAYU A. WINATA (ABOVE) AND GUSTRA (BELOW)

ACTIONATTRACTION STORY IN MOVEMENTS The rituals of dance, music and drama have slowly expanded from community performances to commercial purposes.

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CAPITALCORNER GETTING ARTSY IN JAKARTA Kemang in South Jakarta is often mentioned when it comes time to pore over artwork. Here, visitors can find various ranges of art stretching from one to the other end of Kemang Raya Street and extending to Benda Street.

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PRIMEPROMOTION

MORNING’S BEST DEAL
Try a different atmosphere and start your routine in the morning by enjoying something different for your breakfast. Feel the cool breeze in the open air restaurant near the pool as you’re having your breakfast with the range of food varieties; all kinds of hot/ cold dishes, bread & croissants, cereals, a selection of fresh fruits, juices, tea and coffee with for only Rp 80,000 and half price for kids. So bring along your family and have a quality time together! All Seasons Legian Hotel, Jalan Padma Utara, Legian, (0361) 767-688 www.allseasonslegian.com

NYEPI GETAWAY
Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana just launched a special package for Nyepi Day, the opening of the Caka New Year. The package is priced at Rp 2,700,000++ and includes a 2-night stay in a Deluxe room, a sumptuous daily buffet breakfast for up to 2 persons, 1 time brunch for 2 persons, and 1 time dinner for 2 persons. Price for additional adults or children and extension stay is available by contacting the reservation office at h6556-re@accor.com. The package is valid only on March 22-24. Don’t forget to experience the Ogoh-ogoh night on Nyepi Day Eve that falls on March 22. Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana Jl. Melasti no. 1, Legian, (0361) 762-500

A BRUNCH OF LUXURY
The St. Regis Bali Resort unveils a new haven for gourmets every Sunday, with the finest Asian inspired haute cuisine. Aperitif, featuring Champagne, cocktails and canapés, will be served between 11 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. at the Kayuputi Champagne Bar, while Brunch runs from 12-3 pm. The Brunch Package is priced Rp. 995,000, and is inclusive of Aperitif at the Kayuputi Champagne Bar and Juices. The Beverage Package is inclusive of Champage, a selection of premium red and white wines and cocktails as paired to your delectable dining choice. This package also includes a variety of digestives and cigars that will be served from 2 to 3 pm at the Kayuputi Champagne Bar. The St. Regis Bali Resort Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua (0361) 300-6786 www.starwoodhotels.com/ stregis/bali

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ITALIAN DISHES, SINGAPORE STYLE
Having already gained fame in Singapore, Aglio Olio continues to expand in Bali. Their newest restaurant offers Italian cuisine, pasta and thin crust pizza, but with an infusion of Singapore style that makes it a unique combination. Come and try it with your friend or partner for a special deal at only Rp 220,000, where you get 2 soft drinks, 2 soups of the day, 1 chicken wings, 1 choice of pasta and 1 choice of pasta or pizza. Aglio Olio Restaurant & Bar Jl. Legian 476, Legian Kaja, (0361) 755-927

SUNDAY SENSATION LUSCIOUS LADY
Karma Resorts Jimbaran will mark the end of March by presenting the soulful and sensuous Sydney songstress AniKiko at its Karma Resorts Jimbaran. This unique and beautiful musician will bring her sensual live music performance to the Karma Lounge and sing during evening cocktails and early dinner. AniKiko comes straight from recent gigs at the prestigious Japan Music Week in Tokyo and a club tour of Prague. With a unique sound which is one part Portishead, two parts Billie Holiday, haunting shivers of Jeff Buckley, the edge of Presets and Bjork, and mixed with some Aretha Franklin power, AniKiko effortlessly pushes boundaries with her genre bending style and sensual performance. The performance will be held from 8-11 p.m. on March 30. For reservations please contact: Karma Lounge, Jalan Bukit Permai, Jimbaran Bay (0361) 708-800 Sabeen Restaurant at The Haven Seminyak presents the opening of their Sunday Brunch offering All You Can Eat Mediterranean brunch, served exquisitely by Chef Clive Allan Pelser each Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. for only Rp. 329,000 net/person and Rp. 164,000 net for children 6-9 years old. Accompanying the meals, the Sabeen restaurant will also provide an endless flow of alcoholic beverages for an additional Rp. 329,000 net. Guests can enjoy more comfort and relaxing ambience by listening to the jazz music performance by Marina and Friends while enjoying Sunday Brunch. Jl. Raya Seminyak 500, Seminyak (0361) 738-001 www.thehavenbali.com

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SCOOPING THE TOP
Marking the beginning of the year, Anantara Seminyak announced it was listed on the 25 top placements in the Trendiest, Luxury and Relaxation/Spa Hotel categories for the Indonesian region in the Trip Advisor World’s Best Hotels 2012 Travellers’ Choice Awards. The selection was based on website visitors’ opinions and candid reviews by holidaymakers. Year by year, Trip Advisor has highlighted many international properties, which information was found very useful for all those going on a holiday. This year, the 10th Annual Trip Advisor World’s Best Hotels 2012 Travellers’ Choice Awards honors the most outstanding properties in 30 countries and eight regions worldwide. Other Bali hotels listed in the category are the W Retreat & Spa Bali Seminyak, The Samaya, Hard Rock Hotel Bali, The Haven Seminyak Hotel & Suites, The Laguna: A Luxury Collection & Spa, The St. Regis Bali Resort and many more. www.tripadvisor.com, bali.anantara.com

UNDER CONSTRUCTION
For those of you who frequently visit the southeast part of the island, you might have noticed the massive construction being done at Geger Beach in Nusa Dua. Soon to come to the area are The Mulia, and Mulia Resort & Villas, owned by the Mulia Group which plans to open the luxury destination this year. The property will assure a maximum level of luxury with high expectations when it comes to style, comfort and service. It also features superbly designed rooms, suites, a Café that offers an all-day brasserie for dining with exquisite lake and ocean views, a signature seaside Mediterranean restaurant, and ZJ’s Bar. The resort also will serve weddings by providing the lakeside chapel, Eternity, which can seat up to 250 guests, and the Grand Ballroom that can accommodate up to 5,000 guests. Can’t wait for the luxury! www.themulia.com

WELCOMING KIWIS
Air New Zealand announces its readiness to soon fly Kiwis directly to Bali. The first flight will be inaugurated on June 20 of this year subject to government and regulatory approvals, taking about 8.5 hours to connect New Zealand and Bali. Air New Zealand’s Chief Executive Officer Rob Fyfe says Bali is already a popular destination for Kiwis and that the non-stop service will now make it even more accessible. Passengers will enjoy direct flights on Boeing 767-300’s, providing 24 Business Class and 204 Economy Class seats, operated seasonally over the peak demand period of June to October. Other airlines announces to fly to Bali are KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Philippine Airlines (PAL) which are planned to start this month. KLM will serve five flights a week until daily, while the PAL are requesting an approval to land three times a week. www.airnewzealand.com, Bali Discovery News
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HAVEN EXPANDING
Nikko Bali Resort and Spa announces some new developments marking the beginning of the year. A new expansion consists of twenty 1, 2 and 3-bedroom villas of more than 200 square meters in size, which are being developed this year for those who want more space and privacy. The new expansion adjoins the old area and will be completed with a multi function ballroom. This multi purpose facility can be used for weddings and meetings for up to 700 guests. There will also be up-market retail spaces to fulfill international guests’ needs. The resort team said that the development would take about a year, so the plan is to be finished by 2013. Nikko Bali Resort and Spa, Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Nusa Dua, (0361) 773-377, www.nikkobali.com

WELCOME ABOARD
The Royal Norwegian Consulate Bali welcomes its newly appointed Honorary Consul, Ida Bagus Kharisma Wijaya, replacing Mira Chandra as the former Consul. Not only announcing its new Honorary Consul, the Royal Norwegian Consulate Bali has also relocated its operational office to the Segara Village Hotel in Sanur where Wijaya also serves as General Manager. The Royal Norwegian Consulate Bali will serve the public on Tuesday 10 a.m. ‘til 1 p.m. with the presentation of Consular Officer Marie-Louise Olsson. The Royal Norwegian Consulate Bali, Segara Village Hotel Jalan Segara Ayu, Sanur, (0361) 282-223 norwegianconsulatebali@yahoo. com. (Bali Discovery News)

THINKING TO BUY A SOUVENIR?
Centro Lifestyle Department Store Discovery Shopping Mall recently opened a Tourist Village area, an exclusive shopping experience with an exotic Balinese ambiance in modern mall building. The shopping area accommodates all souvenir needs, with various options including clothes, shoes, bags, accessories, home and living and traditional crafts. The shopping mall is easily accessible, located strategically on Jalan Kartika Plaza with the amazing scenery of famous Kuta Beach. Enjoy discounts of up to 20% for every purchase by simply showing your passport. Terms and conditions apply. Tourist Village at Discovery Shopping Mall Jl. Kartika Plaza, Kuta, (0361) 769 629 www.centro.co.id

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BRINGING HOME THE TROPHY
Made Ayu Trisnadewi, part of the reservation team at The Legian Bali and previously chosen as Indonesia’s Receptionist Of The Year 2011, went on to the international level of the same event in Prague, Czech Republic on January 17 – 23. Her determination saw her crowned as the 2nd Runner Up of The International Receptionist Of The Year 2012. This event is held annually and conducted by the Amicale Internationale des Sous Directeurs et Chefs de Reception des Grand Hotels (AICR) or The International Association of Deputy Managers and Front Office Managers of Luxury Hotels. The aim of the competition is to train the younger generation to be competitive in delivering excellent service to guests. In Indonesia, it’s conducted by the Hotel Front Liners Association. www.hflabali.com, www.thelegianbali.com

NEW IN SEMINYAK
Quiksilver with CV. Widya Pranawa recently opened Quiksilver and DC Shoes stores in Bali, strategically positioned side-by-side on Seminyak’s busiest street directly across from the iconic Bintang Shopping Center. The store was officially opened on January 22, and attending the ceremony were Quiksilver South East Asia CEO Paul Hutson, Quiksilver Sports Marketing Manager Tipi Jabrik and Mrs. Komang Antiniwati from CV. Widya Pranawa. The shop is open from 9 a.m. in the morning and will serve all the visitors until 11 p.m. every day of the week. Available in the stores are all the latest and greatest surf, beach, and fashion products from Quiksilver, Roxy, DC, and Moskova. Quiksilver and DC Shoes Seminyak Jl. Raya Seminyak No. 18, Seminyak.

NICE ‘N RELAX
R&R Bali Bed and Breakfast opens its doors for retreat lovers only 500 meters from one of the top surfing locations in Western Bali, Echo Beach in the Canggu area, which is also famous for its beautiful sunsets. There are two 1-bedroom units and two 2-bedroom units overlooking the swimming pool with ocean breezes, suitable for couples as well as families. The pool complex includes a Jacuzzi that is large enough for 8 guests. There is also a twostory bale where guests can have their breakfast served in the morning. R&R Bed and Breakfast Jl. Pantai Batu Mejan No. 282 Echo Beach, Canggu.
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The Melasti ceremony is a stage of the Silent Day celebration where the Balinese take the Pratima to the sea for purification. Although there is the option to use modern transportation, the Balinese people maintain their culture by taking the Pratima on foot.

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to the water source with a percussion accompaniment called a Beleganjur. At the edge of the water source, the procession takes the holy water for a cleaning ritual dedicated to all participants and the Pratima to follow as the next step. This spiritual concept of a cleansing procession is to eliminate the suffering of the people from the attachment of the material world. After the cleansing procession, all participants pray facing the water source with hope to have a better life. The praying session is led by a Pemangku. After the prayers, the participants will carry the Pratima back to the temple. People who happen to be in the area will join the session sitting cross-legged while praying to God for the salvation of all sentient beings, including the parade participants. After the Pratima is placed back at the temple, the ceremony continues with a prayer procession held at the temple. It is called the Upakara Mecaru, in which they present caru, which is an offering, addressed to the evil spirits who live in this world. For several days after the Melasti ceremony, all the residents nearby the temple do puja, presenting offerings called prani. At this time, people are asking tirtha amrta (holy water) at the temple for the welfare of their lives, all beings, and the universe.
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their wishes to God in hopes that God will manifest. Held once a year, the march of Melasti is usually done three or three days before the Silent Day of Nyepi, welcoming the New Year of Çaka in the Balinese calendar system. The purpose is to purify both Bhuana Alit (the soul) and Bhuana Agung (the universe). Furthermore, the Melasti ceremony brings four values to the Balinese-Hindu society: to remind people of their devotion to God, to build awareness for the alleviation of suffering in living together as a society, to strengthen the soul with spiritual self-cleansing, and to preserve nature. Performed with a parade procession by thousands of Hindu people as participants, the ritual begins with the preparation of a walking crowd with the Pratima placed in a jempana, a carriage for the Pratima, and paraded towards a water source (a lake or a beach) that is located not far from the temple in a nearby village. People walk together and help each other to bring the Pratima

Joining the whole process of the Melasti Ceremony is similar to taking steps through the tunnel of a spiritual journey itself. Thousands of people of all ages come together in the parade, linking themselves with all parts of the Universe.
parade. Similarly, waste problems arise after the ceremony is held. It is undeniable that the progress of Bali’s development and the diversity of the community interests in the increasingly pluralistic Bali will lead to a polarity of an implementation of activities. In spite of it all, the Balinese-Hindu community continues to perform this ceremony as part of their worship and attempt to find spiritual awareness. It is a spiritual journey. It is magical. The hundred miles long march is only taken by a journey within only half day on the streets; walking and sometimes running across the busy traffic of Bali’s streets. With all the purpose and in the name of tradition, not only the Balinese society should support this unique ritual, but also other communities that live side by side and the higher power of the society, the government itself, to guide all the people while doing this sacred ritual. ■ Text by Gede Bayu Rahanatha The Pratima carried by the walking crowd.
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The Balinese believe that all parts of the Universe have their own purpose, including the evil spirits, which they believe should not be dismissed but are to be controlled so they will still be able to fulfill their purpose in this world. As Balinese-Hindus, they believe that to sense heaven in this world is to live without polarity. There is no good, neither bad. All are the same; they present with certain purposes. Joining the whole process of the Melasti Ceremony is similar to taking steps through the tunnel of a spiritual journey itself. Thousands of people of all ages come together in the parade, linking themselves with all parts of the universe. The adrenaline and positive vibrations delivered by people who “crossed their hands” along the streets saying Mantras, giving energy to all participants. However, in recent years the pros and cons of the Melasti Ceremony arise. Some communities, who are juggling their wheels on the already busy streets in Bali, feel quite disturbed by the
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March is maybe not the best month to party all night long, but it’s perfect for twinkling the night; stay for sunset, have a perfect dinner, and finish with some perfect thirst-quenchers before bed time.
SAKALA
Admit it, we all need a little break after those long days traversing the island. Let’s say with a couple glasses of your favorite cocktail before dinner while viewing the evening’s most scenic display: the calm sea shore with colorful traditional jukung boats floating and a clear view of an enormous mountain and Nusa Penida Island in the far distance. Then you need just a couple additional things for a perfect evening: slow music, the right ambience, and of course, great food. The best place to experience this it is definitely Sakala. Nestled on the tranquil beach of Tanjung Benoa, Sakala has everything when it comes to luxury: the elegant architecture of the building with its famous Balinese Kul Kul towers, a calm situation, and great table servings. An evening at Sakala is an unforgettable experience. When the night falls and the lights are lit, the large long pool overlooking the sea turns on its gleaming and glow. Opt for breezy seats outdoors or choose to mingle on the cozy couches of the dining room that is lit with
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green wall tones and bright LED lights from its large 15-meter wine cellar, which has 700 luxurious selections from all over the world. Hang the DJ because it’s time for soothing jazz. A sip of light Rose maybe? Try the luxury of its relaxing fine dining with warm and friendly service. First you have to meet Sakala’s Executive Chef Frederic Boulay, who knows exactly how to please your palate. Through his extensive journeys exploring the world, this Canadian-born chef brings an excellent French touch; exotic Caribbean opulence, Italian fine dining and Asian soul to the foods, presenting beautiful creations that will surprise your tongue. No wonder he was awarded Chef of the Year honors in Quebec City in 2006 by the Chef’s Society, and became the youngest chef ever to receive that honor. Working with a little magic, Chef Boulay makes sure that the food served to you is beyond your imagination. Many choices are available for your enchanting
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evening, whether you love a certain dish or enjoy the palate jaunting 3-course Discovery Menu or 9-course Epicurean Tasting Menu. Don’t miss the three-color Homemade Ravioli stuffed with light Goat Cheese and ‘Tartufada’, Duck leg confit, Buffalo Mozzarella, fresh basil and tomato sauce to start up, or maybe you’d like the smooth sensation of Foie Gras served in five different ways? Another must-not-tomiss menu item is the chef’s most epic presentation: the succulent Wild Kangaroo Tenderloin from Alice Springs in Australia. Served with Caramelized Pear, Roots vegetable Gratin and Roasted Baby Green Beans with Balinese Pepper Sauce, it also has the sourly clinging taste of red berries and savoury Rosemary.

Continuing the night, perhaps you need a few more drops of spirit to warm up your night. Try the refreshing Planters Punch or the sweet light quenchy purple Sakala Special, a special drink for a special person for a calming mood before midnight. Enjoy jazzy live music performance of the house band Apple Green every Friday from 7 p.m. and DJ performance will turn on the heat by raising the music beats at 10 p.m. At this point and after your food-journey ends, you won’t feel like leaving; Sakala definitely marks an outstanding evening. Sakala Bali, Jl. Pratama 88, Tanjung Benoa - Nusa Dua, (0361) 774-499 www.sakalabali.com
PHOTOS (BOTH PAGES) BY AGUNG MULYAJAYA FOOD AND POOL PHOTOS (THIS PAGE) COURTESY OF SAKALA

FINNS BEACH CLUB
Finn’s Beach Club shows you a piece of paradise that has been kept hidden for a long time down south of the island. It now becomes the perfect place to have a moment at sundown or simply just to enjoy the real beach life, of course with a little twist of spoiling lifestyle. The uniquely shaped thatched roof –assembled like Indonesia’s traditional houses of Batak Toba– and a building made from stones and bamboo gives the clear ambience of a tropical hideaway at a tranquil beach far down the cliff. It might take an hour to drive from Kuta to this beach club, so head up to the Bukit and go straight away to find Semara Uluwatu. The beach is part of this unique resort complex and beautifully nestled on the cliff with a perfect view of the wide blue Indian Ocean from each villa. Going to the beach club, you might need to head down the cliff using the sophisticated elevator, leaving the real world up there then saying hello to this amazing paradise underneath you. There is nothing more exciting than seeing the stunning golden sand and turquoise water that refracts the sea life under the water as your welcome greeting. Start early for the sunset and enjoy a piece of the last paradise in the Island, leaving you with sun-kissed skin while sipping the popular drink Painful by The Sea on the shore. It gives you the refreshing flavor of pineapple disguised by a sour sensation for your hottest moment. Finn’s Beach Club lets you experience the rare opportunity of seeing the Earth’s finest mood changing. Witness the crimson color slowly taking over the light blue sky, with the shy bright orange circle glaring behind the shadow of big rocky cliff. Take your best company; you will love the stunning mood boasting by a drink Finn’s Antipasto Painful by Kisses that shows you a little example of tropical inspiration. It mixes the excitement from a squeeze of lemon drops and the love from strawberries, finished with the sensation of guava juice and the big spirit of vodka citron, triple sec and simple syrup. To start up the night, Chef Sven will proudly create the perfect combination of East meets West: Finn’s Antipasto, where the freshest vegetables from Bedugul are combined beautifully with some touches of parsley oil, vinegar, garlic and tomato sugo topped with a couple of bread sticks. Ending your journey by choosing the perfect closing to the day with the arrival of Pork Tenderloin. This is a new creation from Chef Sven that is undoubtedly delicious. You get all you like, with crispy bacon and the beef steak tenderloin that melts as you chew it, with rich herb taste. Surprisingly, the kitchen team has been successful in sourcing all the ingredients locally and producing outstanding results when it comes to flavor. The chef said, “It all depends on the way you cook it and the way you season it; it also has to be authentic and support the local’s economy.” The meat sensation is also available on Saturday and Sunday. You can enjoy their freshly grilled seafood and selections of meat from 11 a.m until 4 p.m. Would you mind us joining you for another escape at Finn’s? Finn’s Beach Club at Semara Luxury Villa Resort, Jalan Pantai Selatan Gau, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan Finn’s Beach Club (0361) 848-2111 www.semarauluwatu.com
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easily, at any time. Grab breakfast while having your early jog as it opens early at 8 a.m., take a spa session at noon and have the sipping sensation during sunset. Try the orange color of Karma Beach Martini to suit the mellow color of the sky, definitely this is something you don’t want to miss to accompany a refreshing afternoon. The real charm of Karma Beach is also served on a plate. Our suggestion is the Grilled Haloumi Cheese with Dried Cranberry, Peanuts and Walnuts for a lighter choice. Perfect thing to close your night at

KARMA BEACH
Feeling like the beach but don’t want to be too beachie? If Seminyak is your preferred area to hang out at, then Karma Beach Batu Belig will probably be your favorite. Easy to reach, it offers a short cut to a beach club haven, just straight driving to this famous playground for surfers and you get all you love. Karma Beach Batu Belig is the place for your beach mood, but with hipper trace. It’s something chic, a mingling point for all frequent fashionable beach lovers for music, tasty food, and wine exploration. You will feel like you’re in Cancun with the soul of Ibiza, but of course you’re getting pampered with the warmth of Bali.
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This beach clubs explains that bamboo with natural elements can be very beautiful. Adding mellow light of unique bamboo lamp shaped like fish trap boasts the relaxing mood, especially when the sky is getting darker. It also offers you a comfortable evening where you can choose to lie on beanbags and view the sun slowly hiding underneath the horizon, laying down under its romantic tent or probably just sitting comfortably at its VIP lounge where you can view the fine sunset without taking off your chic sandals. Karma Beach Batu Belig can also become something for frequent beach visitors who want to have beach mood all day long. You can always come back

Karma Beach is waiting ‘til the hip starts. Light is dimmer at 9 p.m. but as the DJ spins, more and more crowds coming. Since the brand Karma is associated with popular parties, Karma Beach also offers something extraordinary when it comes to music. Famous DJs or Video DJs are invited to present the most modern music performances to the visitors. A large screen playing visualized music and the big DJ stage with recent technology are something you should experience by self. So don’t leave your seat yet! ■ Karma Beach Batu Belig, Jalan Batu Belig, on the beach; (0361) 361-8888 www.karmabeachbatubelig.com
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INVITE&INDULGE

MIND BALANCING
One of the most frequently visited destinations for yoga in Bali is Ubud. Its calm area offers tranquility for meditation far away from the hustle and bustle of a tourism town, surrounded with beautiful tropical greenery and less polluted air.

as a destination for yoga and meditation. Every year there are festivals held just to gather people from

do yoga is definitely at the Maya Ubud Resort & Spa. Sitting on the beautiful hill between the Petanu River valley and the verdant rice fields of Peliatan, this resort offers total bliss to reach the balance of body and mind. With its perfect situation and natural surroundings, the Maya Ubud Resort & Spa facilitates its guests with a newly built Fitness Center and Yoga Pavilion that is located on the western side of the resort, adjoining the tennis court and overlooking the pitch & putt golf green. On the floor above, the yoga pavilion offers a wide 187 square meter open wall space with nuances of nature, detailed with wood elements and with a perfect, calming natural lighting ambience. The pavilion is also complete with the yoga wall, something the resort is very proud of; claiming that it can help beginners perform perfect yoga techniques and movements.

give a one-hour complimentary Yoga for Beginners class to in house guests, conducted every morning at the pavilion. Here the beginners can learn how to execute postures and control breathing and positions as well as controlling the mind and focusing in peace. Yoga usually starts off with a brief meditation, breath control followed by the main movements. It then closes by another breath control and meditation, just like the start. The breath control, often known as pranayama, gives relaxation by providing more oxygen to the bloodstream, aiding the mind and senses with a cooling down effect. At Maya Ubud Resort & Spa, beginners can follow the simple yoga style Asana and practice doing the right technique of pranayama led by a yoga master. Asana is a firm yet relaxed seating position in yoga for extended or timeless periods.

all around the world to celebrate the joy of a holistic celebration, including the famous BaliSpirit Festival that will take place on the 28th of this month, and the International Bali Meditators’ Festival that is planned for September this year. One of the most frequently visited destinations for yoga in Bali is Ubud. Its calm area offers tranquility for meditation far away from the hustle and bustle of a tourism town, surrounded with beautiful tropical greenery and less polluted air. Ubud has also become the capital of these holistic things; you’ll find that the place is surrounded by ‘yoga sanctuaries’ every place you walk, as there will be flyers and signs on the street offering yoga classes and retreats.

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Both Asana and pranayama are the basic techniques to be used before other advanced ones. The Yoga master, Arif Usman, has been practicing for the last 15 years. Here he leads sessions for some of the advanced techniques including Hatha Yoga, Iyengar Yoga and Astanga Vinyasa Yoga. Hatha Yoga focuses to balance the mind and body via physical postures or asanas, purification practices, controlled breathing, and the calming of the mind through relaxation and meditation. Iyengar Yoga focuses on the structural alignment of the physical body through the development of asanas, uniting the body, mind and spirit for health and well-being. And Astanga VInyasa Yoga is a style of yoga which includes a specific series of movements frequently done between each pose in a series with the alignment of breath control. With the help of the yoga wall, some of the difficult movements in the advanced styles can be done easily without causing pain in the muscles. It helps to fix the form of each movement while the practitioner controls the breath and balances the mind without worrying about falling down. Guests who want to be totally united with nature can also do the yoga sessions or meditations on the private bale Maya Ubud Resort & Spa Jl. Gunung Sari Peliatan, Ubud (0361) 977-888 www.mayaubud.com
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overlooking the Petanu River, and nourish their body with fresh healthy meals at its signature restaurant River Cafe. ■

ALL ABOUT HONEY AND TEA

a very different tea ritual. Although Indonesia is famous as one of the largest exporters of tea, the culture of drinking tea doesn’t seem to be very popular in this country. There is no certain tea ritual; tea is just one of many drinks to be enjoyed after a meal, or first thing in the
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morning. Most people don’t know much about the choices of tea; just plain tea is all they think about. The only variety they may probably know is green tea. But thanks to the foreign influence of tourists and expats, there are many types of tea imported to this country. In Bali, tea lovers can find many of them easily in most deli stores. Now more and more dining venues are presenting unique tea rituals for unwinding the afternoon. Biku perhaps has been the most well known in town with its unique tea sessions, but just a

few weeks ago we had the honor of being among the few first guests to experience a newly opened restaurant that is offering tea lovers a unique experience. Going to Nusa Dua, you’ll notice a new Pepito Express supermarket on the right ide of the Ngurah Rai Bypass. Pepito is a supermarket that is well known as a convenient place to shop for daily needs, carrying most everything including some imported stuff. When you enter the supermarket you’ll notice a big kitcheninspired restaurant named Honey & Bread

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favorites like Kung Paow Chicken topped with cashew nuts listed on its uniquely designed menu that is hung on every chair. Many kinds of dishes are available here. If you’re an Italian lover, or you want something more fusion, the taste will never go wrong. The desserts are also outstanding. Meet their sweet-melting Tiramisu or homemade Ice Cream with different flavors. Durian perhaps? But the real sensation at Honey & Bread is its tea ritual. We suggest that you stay a little bit longer and neutralize your palate before experiencing the ritual. Honey & Bread keeps a lot of tea selections from all around the world; from the infused scents such as Earl Grey or Vanilla with two choices of original or that provides a real home ambience with bright lighting, an open kitchen, high ceiling and tables set with soft-color seating. Despite its uniquely open interior, you will be amazed by its wide selection of honey in different colors displayed on a rack, greeting you as you enter the supermarket. Honey & Bread offers a relaxing situation, perfect for a day starter if you’re heading towards the peninsula, or even for a relaxing lunch. The restaurant has extensive and scrumptious breakfasts such as Eggs Benedict, and lunch Green tea, Oolong, Lemon Grass, White tea, and more. You name it and they will serve it, as they have 37 types of tea for your perusal. Forget sugar; instead of this little white grain that might cause you health problems when you consume it too much, choose the natural sweetener from the bees instead. While you’re waiting for your cup of tea, select your favorite choice of honey. Honey & Bread has a wide selection and we guarantee that you’ll be amazed knowing that there are such extensive honey types

available in this country. If you’re not sure what you will have, don’t be worried because the real sensation has just begun. Ask them for a honey tasting; challenge your palate to choose the best honey for your tea! The honey tasting experience is very interesting. You’ll find out that each honey type has a different kind of sensation. Not only the color difference, but it also has a different taste depending on which flower nectar it comes from. The apple honey comes from the apple flower, and its nectar tastes a little bit like apple, light and sweet at the end. The coffee honey color is dark with a deep and heavy sensation but very lightly sweet. Their honey collection is from 20 different regions in Indonesia, including the rare Madu Putih Sumbawa. Choosing the right honey for your cup of tea is quite challenging. It’s actually all right to mix any kind of honey with your tea; depending on which sensation you want to create. The darker the honey, the more mineral it has, and the deeper flavour it creates in your delightful tea. ■ Honey & Bread Jl. ByPass Ngurah Rai, Nusa Dua (inside Pepito Express) (0361) 776-490
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PONDERINGPOINT

Everyone in Bengkala speaks Kata Kolok, except for a few newcomers. They use it in daily conversation, in agricultural production, market transactions, family life, religious ceremonies, and village affairs.

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n the small village of Bengkala, far away up in North Bali, almost everyone can speak the sign language known as Kata Kolok, or Deaf Talk. For more than a century, around 2% of the babies there have been born profoundly deaf. In 2008, out of a total population of 2,450, there were 46 profoundly deaf people, known in the village as kolok.

by both kolok and inget (hearing members of the community) to discuss any topic that anyone in the village discusses, from the simple and concrete to the highly abstract. Everyone in Bengkala speaks Kata Kolok, except for a few newcomers. They use it in daily conversation, in agricultural production, market transactions, family life, religious ceremonies, and village affairs. Practically everyone in Bengkala speaks at least some Kata Kolok, their immediate family, their parents and brothers and sisters usually speak it very well too. People who come from outside the village sometimes learn the kolok language. Everyone

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can speak it at least a little bit, but of course, the kolok themselves speak it better than anyone. At the primary school in Bengkala, in certain classes, Kata Kolok is used as a medium for instruction for all the students, deaf and even for those who can hear. It teaches them to become familiar with the language, and it also preserves this unique local language. This program only begun in 2007. Before that, the kolok had to go to the special school for the deaf in Singaraja (known as SLBC) to study. But many couldn’t go because they couldn’t afford it. In this Special School for the Deaf in Singaraja, they used to learn the Signed Indonesian or Sistem Isyarat Bahasa Indonesia (SIBI) for communication. Kata Kolok is a very different language from Signed Indonesian or Sistem Isyarat Bahasa Indonesia (SIBI). Many members of the community felt that if deaf children went to primary school in Singaraja to study Signed Indonesian, they would lose their knowledge of Kata Kolok and the means for keeping the community united would be lost, as the inget would be unlikely to learn Signed Indonesian. In the early operation of the school, the kolok said they wanted to go on using Kata Kolok instead of Signed Indonesian, so that the young people would speak the same language as their parents. The headmaster agreed. But even so, he also wanted to bring in a qualified teacher from the Special School in Singaraja. In the end it never happened: there were no funds to pay the transportation costs for the teacher to come to the village. The transportation expense was very high, they had to pay Rp 18,000 per day to travel back and forth from Singaraja, so the kolok never learnt the Signed Indonesian language. Kata Kolok is what keeps the inget and the kolok together as a single community. Everyone in Bengkala carries the gene for deafness. Our own children could be born deaf. In Bengkala, being deaf is not something that is carried by the kolok alone. It’s something that belongs to the entire community. ■

This story is extracted from Invisible People: Poverty and Empowerment in Indonesia which contains the stories of people from poor, marginalized groups across Indonesia. The book is available at Periplus, Aksara and other major bookstores. The stories were collected and transcribed by Irfan Kortschak, with the book published with the support of the PNPM Support Facility, a donor funded facility to support Indonesia’s National Program for Community Empowerment. For more information, please see www.wayang.net/Invisible_People www.wayang.net
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FOTOFOLIO

ELOQUENT MOTIONS
This month’s Foto Folio features the artwork of our Contributing Photographer Fajar Ari Putra. As a student of the ISI Denpasar (Art Institute Denpasar) studying Graphic Design, Fajar is familiar with the true meaning of art. Combined with his skillful photography technique, Fajar has created some of fantastic photos of dancers, taken from the dance performances at the Art Festival in Denpasar last year.
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IN MOVEMENTS
Over the centuries, performances were created as part of the religious activities, but then it slowly expanded to commercial purposes

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ance, drama and music are all part of the Balinese peoples lives, included in the rituals that are done as part of their religious activities. These rituals have been performed since ancient times in the villages, and have slowly expanded from community

performances to commercial purposes. From an early age, the Balinese people are very familiar with art performances. The sound of gamelan music is often heard by babies and has been every since they were in the womb. Children are encouraged to dance by their family, and the community association of the village, called the Banjar, often hosts rehearsals in the bale banjar, teaching them to dance, play music or do other Almost every ritual has a different art performance that involves dance, drama and music performed in perfect balance and harmony. A temple festival has gamelan music and stage performances, while a wedding might have flirtatious dances to entertain the attendees. The performers used to play for devotion reasons and not receiving any payment. Although it was part of their religious rituals, the Balinese were known to take these performances seriously. They blend with the characters by doing the rituals before their performances, wearing the particular costumes of their characters and even putting on make up and additional details including hair extensions, false moustaches and even wearing different kind of crowns, which also becomes the holiest part of the costumes. In some plays, the performers can go into a trance and be transformed into the character being played. Although there wasn’t any record when the first theatrical performances in Bali were started, Gambuh is known as the oldest classical dance-drama. According to the book ‘Balinese Dance, Drama and Music’ written by I Made Dibia and Rucina Ballinger, the musical structure, melodies and dance movements of Gambuh provide the basis for most forms of Balinese gamelan and theatre. This classical dance-drama was brought over from Java in the fifteenth century as the Majapahit Kingdom fell. It is played by accompanying instrumental sounds of the gamelan gambuh and tell ancient tales. Over the centuries, more and more performances were created, and today there are a lot of dance-drama performances known such as Wayang Wong, Arja and Kebyar dances, Drama
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artists also collaborate with foreign talents to create world-class theatrical plays, performing the traditional tales, fables and legends that are popular in society. From the 1920s until the beginning of the 2000s, these theatrical dramas attracted most of the visitors who came to Bali for holidaying. But apparently now the tourism market in Bali seems to have less interest in these traditional kinds of things. Hopefully by bringing these traditional plays into a modern stage it can attract more people to preserve the culture that seems almost gone.

In Bali, children are encouraged to learn about dance and perform in front of the community

BALI AGUNG
One of the modern stages that perform the traditional heritage Beautiful make up and costumes play is Bali Theatre. As a part of the Bali Safari and Marine Park, that has a 1,200 seating capacity and 60 x 40 meter stage, fully equipped with advanced multi-media technology and ‘state of the Gong, Calonarang and many more. A new face in drama was marked by the creation of Sendratari, standing for Seni, Drama and Tari (Art of Drama and Dance) in the 1960s, introducing a theatrical drama without using any dialog between the actors or dancers. They just pantomimed their roles while a storyteller recited the plot. This new type of stage performance marked the modern cultural performances that then later were introduced to entertain tourists visiting Bali. There are a lot of story sources in drama performances. The most famous stories are the legendary Ramayana and Mahabharata, but stories are also sourced from tales including the babad or Balinese chronicles of kings, the Malat or Panji romances, and fables. Nowadays, these plays are performed not only in temples or courts but also on big stages using the latest technologies and amazing effects even involving animals on the stage. The local
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Bali Theatre prepares an indoor mega-stage theater complex

art’ sound and lighting. A recent performance is ‘Bali Agung - The Legend of Balinese Goddesses’, a blend of Balinese traditional and contemporary dance performances, collaborative music and cutting- edge puppetry on Bali’s largest modern stage. It tells the legend of King Sri Jaya Pangus, who ruled the Warmadewa Dynasty. This legend is possibly the most exhilarating historic period of the Balinese kingdom, which took place around 1179 – 1181. King Jaya Pangus defied traditional law by taking a foreigner, Kang Ching Wie of the Chinese Kang dynasty, to be his first lady. The concern from the high priest did not stop the king and the power of true love. He moved his palace to a new location known as Balingkang, from the words ‘Bali’ and the ‘Kang’ dynasty. There, in a relatively short time, he soon gained strong followers, becoming one of Bali’s most respected kings. Sadly, with no blessing from the high priest, the couple was childless.

An original musical composition of Balinese Gamelan and western orchestral music enriches the Bali Theatre’s magical production, creating an amazing world class performance.

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Epic story of King Jaya Pangus

The 170 member cast is comprised of Bali’s most accomplished artists including dancers, shadow-puppet masters, musicians, gamelan players, and an animal show and parade with more than 500 costumes. The play also involves 30 exotic animals including trained elephants, camels, eagles, birds, ducks, snakes and tigers. The story was led by a dalang, starting by telling about the situation of old Bali where the land was very peaceful and rich with lush of tropical sanctuary. It then continues by the arrival of the Chinese coming from a ship and the company of animals such as tigers, snakes, birds, and even ducks swimming on the ‘river’. An original musical composition of Balinese Gamelan and western orchestral music enriches this magical production creating an Frustrated, the king set out on a pilgrimage to the nearby temple of Mount Batur. There he met the goddess of the lake, Dewi Danu, and romance soon followed. The couple was soon blessed with a baby boy, but the goddess later found out that the King was actually a married man. Having a broken heart, she cursed the couple to disappear. The couple were later known to be manifested into a pair of large effigies, Jero Gede and Jero Luh, famously known as Barong Landung. This legendary story was the inspiration of Australian and Balinese artists, led by Peter Wilson (the creator of Sydney and Doha Olympics), Made Sidia (well known as a puppeteer and dancer) and Chong Lim (worldwide music composer), to collaborate in creating a spectacular show of Balinese theatrical arts and culture that they named ‘Bali Agung – The Legend of Balinese Goddesses’, to be held at the Bali Theatre.
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amazing performance. “I have seen many theatre performances in the world and many of them are colossal, but what sticks out from Bali Agung is its concept and philosophy,” said I Made Sidia, famous Balinese puppeteer. Sidia explained the story has roots from almost one millennium ago, how the beautiful island of Bali had been attracting many people overseas and how Bali and the Chinese became in a modern mega theatre, the first in Bali and mesmerizing international audiences. ■ Text by Devishanty Bali Theatre at Bali Safari & Marine Park Jl. Bypass Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra Km. 19,8, Gianyar (0361) 950-000, www. balitheatre.com
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TALE OF TRAVERSING TRAILS
March marks the time when many Bali based non-Hindu residents travel to neighboring islands avoiding the Day of Silence. For an escape idea, perhaps this tale will inspire you to challenge the second tallest mountain in Indonesia, Mount Rinjani, and stop at its most scenic point of Lake Segara Anakan.

totally different place. In front of me was the most stunningly indescribable expanse – a vast lake with a majestic mountain landscape and faint fluffs of smoke showing that it was still active as its backdrop.

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Gradually, crimson rays of light preceding the sun breaking dawn, adding to the splendor of my morning. This time I was at Segara Anakan Lake on Mount Rinjani, a place that is a favorite sport for climbers to ease the weariness of their journey towards the peak of Rinjani. A few facts on Mount Rinjani; it is the second highest peak in Indonesia at 3,726 meters above sea level, and the mountain has a complete ecosystem. Savannas, highland forests, edelweiss blooms, and low-lying grasslands can be found around it. Besides having a comprehensive ecosystem, the mountain has a lake
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Danau Segara Anakan

Danau Segara Anakan (Child Lake of the Sea in the local tongue) is an ideal location to set up camp. This camping site is usually frequented as a resting place before continuing further.
at approximately 1,900 meters above sea level. And in 1994 it surprised the world with the surfacing of a new volcanic island referred to by the locals as Gunung Baru Jari. This new mass peaks at 2,236 meters above sea level. Danau Segara Anakan (Child Lake of the Sea in the local tongue) is an ideal location to set up camp. This camping site is usually frequented as a resting place before continuing further. At this lake you can go fishing, as there are a lot of carp in the lake. With only a strand of nylon and a hook, you can easily enjoy grilled fish a few moments later. Or if you wish to catch fish traditionally, in Sasak style to be precise, you would utilize a stick or sharpened bamboo pole as your fishing tool. To get to this lake, there are two routes usually taken by climbers. First is the Sembalun trail, and the second is the Senaru
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trail. Each route has its own unique characteristics; if you choose the Sembalun trail then you will be greeted by the beauty of a vast savanna, and if you start off from Senaru you would traverse through woodlands. My trek this time started from the village of Sembalun. Besides the scenic vistas, this journey from Sembalun featured more sloped terrain as compared to that of Senaru.

Sembalun Monitoring Post
From the beginning of this passage from Sembalun, you are welcomed by the allure of the savanna that continues to accompany your journey. After around 3 hours of traversing the savanna, you arrive at ‘Pos 1’ (first post). Enjoying the gentle breezes and just take a break, as ahead are more challenges. The

The view of Segara Anakan in the morning from uphill

route that was rather sloped becomes steeper, but now and again there are several descents that motivate you to continue forward.

Monitoring Post - Pos Tengean Atas
The journey continues. From this monitoring post you head to Pos Tengean Atas. This post is located between two valleys and at this post there is a freshwater supply to quench your thirst. Reaching this post requires around an hour’s hike from the monitoring post. By this time I had already started to feel worn-out. These pair of feet supporting my body yearned for a bit of a stretch.

Pos Tengean Atas – Pos Padang Balok
Two hours further along the journey, I arrived at the post that is known as Pos Padang Balok. At this post there are tributaries that are remnants of Mount Rinjani’s last eruption. This third post is an ideal place to take another rest because from here you have to pass the most challenging route on the climb up Rinjani. This route is referred to by local climbers as the bukit penderitaan or the ‘hill of torment’, and from here you have to cross nine hills that will constantly accompany your journey. The Hot Spring

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Puncak Sembalun – Segara Anakan
You will go down a steep descent to reach your destination. The rocky hills required gripping onto jagged rocks. But this apparently was only a small portion of the adventure that was in store and waiting for me. After an hour and a half I arrived at our prized lake, the Segara Anakan, a beautiful lake that is a silent witness to the volcanic activities of Rinjani.

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Besides the allure and the scenic natural vistas, the locals believe that the Segara Anakan has many magical attributes. The region is believed to be the congregation site of genies that inhabit Mount Rinjani. To the Sasaks, this lake is sacrosanct and is frequently a ritual site for the Wetu Telu, a belief of syncretism between Islam and Hindu elements. Besides the Segara Anakan Lake, you can also admire Mount Baru Jari, a mass that erupted in 1994. The Segara Anakan emanates a mesmerizing cobalt blue. Track its hot spring hidden to the left on the bottom of a beautiful waterfall by following the opening the lake where waters overflow. You need to cross the stream twice and then continue following a path 200 meters further down a very steep hill. Bathing is possible by building

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Pos Padang Balok – Puncak Sembalun
The following day, after a restful break I continued on towards the ‘Nine Hills of Torment’. The next four hours were filled with challenging terrain. Then I arrived at the Sembalun peak. From here, I continued further, eventually coming to a juncture. If you
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ponds and letting the water of the hot springs fill it. The hot water source can also function as a soothing pain reliever, despite it being full of algae. The lake area is not necessarily the cleanest campsite, as often large groups of local pilgrims use this area as a resting point and leave behind large amounts of plastic and other waste. Mount Rinjani has also suffered due to ignorance. Also, scores of biological waste from both climbers and the locals become unpleasant finds. But even so, there are still several reasons why you don’t want to miss this challenge. Definitely this Segara Anakan and its majestic Mountain Rinjani are worth it to visit, at least once in a lifetime. ■ Text and photos by Bayu Winata

Train business class tariffs from Jakarta to Surabaya: Rp. 162,000 - 182,000 Train business class tariffs from Surabaya to Banyuwangi: Rp. 90,000 – 115,000 Ferry ride tariffs from Banyuwangi (Ketapang)-Gilimanuk: Rp. 6,000 Elf station wagon tariffs from Gilimanuk-Padangbai per person: Rp. 3,000 Tariffs from Padangbai-Lembar: Rp. 30,500 Car rentals from Lembar-Sembalun Lawang per person: Rp. 35,000 Porter services per day: Rp. 100,000 Porter services accompanying to the peak: Rp 100,000 Porter logistics are on us. Always bring light meals and drinks. Don’t depend too much on porters and don’t forget your climbing gear. Bring a complete set of climbing gear especially during unpredictable weather. Rain and fog can never be predicted, but are always eventually encounters on climbs. Always play safe and listen to porters’ advice, because these locals know more of the dynamics of Mount Rinjani. Take care when descending, as fatigue easily takes over. Numerous accidents have happened during descents. Use caution with every step. Always bring backup logistics. This also provides a peace of mind on your journey. Bus tariffs from Lombok to Surabaya: Rp. 170,000 Bus tariffs from Surabaya to Yogyakarta: Rp. 63,000

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Gallery owners see this hindrance and offer art aficionados in busy Jakarta a more practical option: now they can wander around in malls and see artwork, after they shop or have their coffee or while waiting for the horrific traffic jams to loosen up a bit.
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emang in South Jakarta is often, if not always, mentioned when it comes time to pore over artwork. Galleries that showcase various ranges of art stretch from one to the other end of Kemang Raya Street and extend to Benda Street.

Here are palatial, luxurious galleries that exhibit from high fine arts to rustic minimalistic spaces that provide its visitor with more contemporary artwork. However, to get there is quite painful, especially because most of the exhibitions are held at 7 p.m. on weekdays, just when most Jakartans flood the street to return home after work. Some feel it isn’t worth the effort, crisscrossing the city just to see a few paintings or sculptures.

Situation at Jakarta Art District

Gallery owners see this hindrance and offer art aficionados in busy Jakarta a more practical option: now they can wander around in malls and see artwork, after they shop or have their coffee or while waiting for the horrific traffic jams to loosen up a bit. In February 2010, nine major galleries got together and launched the Jakarta Art District in strategically located Grand Indonesia’s East Mall Lower Ground. The Jakarta Art District is organized by members of the Association of Indonesian Galleries (AGSI), including Edwin’s Gallery, Galeri Canna, Mon Décor, Andi’s Gallery and Nadi Gallery. They went further than just establishing an array of galleries with a good reputation inside a mall. Their future vision is to provide the art space as the starting point for people to get acquainted with art. The space has additional ‘common ground’

where the participating members can alternately present an exhibition every two weeks. And since the intention is to bring art closer, it’s not just the tacky or kitschy artwork that they are housing. Big, prominent names such as Agus Suwage have even taken advantage of these mall-galleries, to release his book in celebrating the 25th year of his creative expedition. Just a small leap from Grand Indonesia, initiators of the hip travelling bazaar Brightspot Market opened a curated department and cafe called The Goods Dept. in the fourth floor of Plaza Indonesia Extension in December 2010. The Brightspot Market itself has gained recognition for being the place to find all the cool stuff under one roof since 2009. This multidimensional retail environment has quickly become the hub for fashion and lifestyle products from young Indonesian
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Enjoying the good art vibration while having a nice cup of coffee

Almost one year after opening, The Goods Dept. set up The Art Dept., a division especially dedicated to manage art exhibitions in the venue.
designers and the coolest international brands. The 1,066 square meter space features rotating events such as art exhibitions, fashion shows, and is also the location for the quarterly short film festival from London, Future Shorts One. Almost one year after opening, The Goods Dept. set up The Art Dept., a division especially dedicated to manage art exhibitions in the venue. Collaborating with Singapore-based Valentine Willie Fine Art, The Art Dept. is focusing on both established and emerging artists from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines. By blurring the boundaries between art and design, The Art Dept. aims to create a fresh platform from which to explore the convergence points between visual art and popular culture. The official establishment of The Art Dept. was marked by the solo smartphone photography exhibition IShot on November 2011. Here photographer Wimo Ambala Bayang documented ArtStage Singapore and Art HK 2011 using his iPhone camera and thus he broke the gadget limitation in making good artwork.
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Take a shuttle from Plaza Indonesia and go south to fX Lifestyles X’nter in Senayan. Here is where you can find the petite yet thriving Indie Artspace managed by designer cum lecturer Adri Tirtoarrazaq. He formed Indie Artspace in August of 2011 with a mission to promote young creative minds by giving them a space to exhibit, either solo or in a group, and also to sell their crafts in the adjoined art store. Each month Indie Artspace houses an exhibition and is sometimes a venue for artists to launch their new products. Adri started the year by hosting ‘Resolusi 2012: Post-It Group Art Exhibition’, a collaboration of six new artists who explored the yellow Post-It notes as the media to present their thoughts and concepts regarding the theme, New Year’s Resolution. The Post-It note was chosen due to its effectiveness as a reminder. Nothing is better than having a reminder of hope and, according to Adri, hope could lead to great things if pursued. A nice new year’s opener. Getting back to the first part, Kemang still provides a good reason to come when it comes to admiring art. When traffic is friendlier, take a stroll to Kemang Selatan Raya and enjoy the good art vibration, nice cup of coffee and great conversation in the cozy atmosphere of dia.lo.gue artspace. Founded by the brains behind the remarkably design studio LeBoYe on December 2010, this space was intended to be the place where a genuine creative dialogue can start to happen between artists, designers and the general public. Those who know the local Betawi language can easily recognize the three subjects within the art space’s name:

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dia, lo and gue which could roughly translated as he/she, you and me. The conversing profiles in the logogram could be interpreted as individuals of many different characters, ages and personalities. Dia.lo.gue was established on the spirit that art and design are inextricably linked with the way humans express themselves. It is a part of everyday life, living and breathing a profoundly human truth. By showcasing interesting ideas and creations in the field, dia. lo.gue hopes they could raise the profile and art consciousness within society at large, as well as stimulating new works. By speaking the truth and being honest, good art and design could enrich life immeasurably. Don’t be surprised if one of the owners, Hermawan Tanzil, suddenly approaches you and starts a conversation about everything with you. As serious as it may sound, dia.lo.gue presents a series of fun and exciting programs like the exhibition of White Shoes and the Couple Company’s tour documentation on February 2012. The vintage-ish band showcased the photographs taken by band members or crew during their latest album, Album Vakansi, promotion tour from all over Indonesia. Twice a year, they host Smart Dialogue, a one-day art market, art exhibition and crafting demo varnished with live acoustic music or poetry reading in their backyard. This place is definitely a perfect venue where you can enjoy art without getting a headache trying to understand the message within the works. A subtle approach for relaxing that is after all as Picasso has said, art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life. ■ Text and photos by Shinta Eka dia.lo.gue artspace Jl. Kemang Selatan Raya No.99a, Jakarta www.dialogue-artspace.com
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Jakarta Art District Grand Indonesia Shopping Town, East Mall, Lower Ground Jl. M.H. Thamrin no.1, Jakarta The Art Dept. in The Goods Dept. Plaza Indonesia Extension L4 #14, Jl. M.H Thamrin kavling 28-30 Jakarta Indie Artspace Mazee, fX Lifestyles X’nter 3rd floor, Jl. Jenderal Sudirman – Pintu Satu Senayan, Jakarta, indieartspace.blogspot.com

“A new and spectacular stage show in Bali”
“Devdan – Treasure of the Archipelago” is a refreshingly new and exciting night time entertainment activity in Bali, and it truly is a “must see show” for those visiting Bali. Taken from the ancient Sanskrit words “deva” (God) and “dana” (gift), the show’s title “Devdan” means “a gift from the Gods”. The story of Devdan begins in Bali where two young children are lost in the jungle where they make an astonishing discovery, a hidden treasure chest full of ancient artifacts. And then, as they open the treasure chest their magical journey traveling across the vast Archipelago of Indonesia begins. Along their journey to the islands of Bali, Java, Sumatra, Borneo and Papua, two young children experience vibrant villages alive with song & dance, mischievous gangs of monkeys, the mysterious Kecak Dance, torrential rains and more. Feel your heart beat with excitement as you encounter gigantic traditional puppets, an enchanted weaving hut that comes alive with magnificent and brilliantly crafted hi-tech special effects, superb illusions and life defying aerial acrobatics. Explore the genuine heritage and beauty of Indonesia with the

show’s contemporary songs and dances, accented by dramatic and thrilling action along with contemporary music, dance and aerial acrobatics. This mega production is truly a “once in a lifetime experience”; don’t miss it while you are in Bali. Bali Nusa Dua Theatre is located in the heart of Nusa Dua, Bali’s most prestigious entertainment area, just a short 20minute drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport. Within walking distance from the theatre there are no less than ten fivestar international hotels. Performance schedule DEVDAN – Treasure of the Archipelago performs 4 days a week at Bali Nusa Dua Theatre. Reservations can be made up to three (3) months in advance. Reserve your seat now! Show schedule Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday at 7 pm Address Devdan – treasure of the Archipelago Bali Nusa Dua Theatre KawasanPariwisata Nusa Dua Komplek BTDC Nusa Dua 80363

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designed for comfort without compromising personal privacy. Here the contemporary design is highlighted by elegant interiors and natural elements. Air-conditioned bedrooms and living rooms open directly to private swimming pools and gardens, where guest can enjoy quality leisure time, in-villa spa services, romantic dinners or special celebrations with family or friend. At the resort rear, surprisingly vast garden contain a pair of accommodation wings framing two lap pools, highlights of which are three lavish stand-alone roof top suite incorporating

Amadea Resort and Villas is an oasis in the heart of Seminyak
A tropical oasis in the heart of hip and happening Seminyak, Amadea Resort and Villas is located on the fashionable ‘Eat Street’, just minutes from the beach. This stylish resort is perfect for those who want to be in the heart of the action as it is within walking distance of a staggering array of designer boutiques, fine dining restaurants, day spas, beach bars and pulsating night spots.

traditional-style wood exteriors. Inspired by the traditional Dayak longhouses of Kalimantan, the Amadea one-bedroom Rooftop Suite is constructed almost entirely from Indonesian bengkirai wood, capped with a soaring shingle roof. Here, clean lines and tactile contemporary furnishings make for an effortless and relaxed style, while folding glass doors provide the daily option of converting the longhouse into an open pavilion. Offering complete privacy and open sky views across the resort and Seminyak, the total building area is 32 sq meters. The suite occupies a total area of 150 sq meters and is situated on the cool, breezy rooftop of the resort, accessed via a pebble walkway and surrounded by a tropical garden with a sunbathing deck furnished with a sun lounger. Amadea Resort and Villas is restful sanctuary, which makes it

Amadea Resort and Villas presents contemporary architecture with a flavour of Bali injected into its décor. Crafted from local materials, the property is comprised of ninety rooms and seven private pool villas. Each spacious, tastefully furnished room is equipped with a flat screen TV, DVD player, in-room safe and a fridge, each has an indulging ensuite bathroom. There are six 2-bedroom villas and one 4-bedroom villa at Amadea; each one is fully equipped with facility that has been

the ideal choice for honeymooners and couples who want to enjoy romantic escape or a small group of friends or family who want to combine the vibrant side of Seminyak with the laidback lifestyle of Bali. Amadea Resort and Villas 55 Jalan Laksmana (Oberoi Road) Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia T 62 361 847 8155 | F 62 361 847 8157 E reservations@amadeabali.com; www.amadeabali.com
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FIRST IN THE GULF
Etihad Airways is proud to announce that they are the first airline in the Gulf to use sustainable biofuel. The newest Boeing 777-300ER carrying passengers on the 14-hour journey use Biofuel on the flight from Seattle to Abu Dhabi. The plane is operated by using a combination of traditional jet fuel and plant-based jet fuel, which is fully certified for use as commercial jet fuel. The airline also announces inflight passenger connectivity services in their three Airbus A330300 and one Airbus A320 aircraft. Guests flying with Etihad in certain destinations now are able to use their own mobile phones and Smartphones to make and receive phone-calls, send and receive text messages and emails, and access mobile data services. www.etihad.com

CENTURY FOR CANCER
Commemorating World Cancer Day on February 4th, the Century Park Hotel held a Century Fight for Cancer event attended by Century’s corporate clients, Gelora Bung Karno management, the ambassadors’ secretaries, as well as the media. Supporting the Century Fight for Cancer program, the guests symbolized their commitment by dropping cigarettes into the big ashtray at the hotel’s main lobby, which is claimed as the biggest ashtray in Indonesia. After this ceremony, the guests donated funds to Yayasan Kasih Anak Kanker Indonesia (Indonesian Children with Cancer Foundation), and the amount collected were symbolically given by Mr. Bilal Chamsine, the General Manager of the Century Park Hotel, to H. Mardi Santosa from the YKAKI at the end of the ceremony. One of the doctors from MRCCC Siloam Hospital Semanggi, Dr. Cleopas Martin, SpPD, KP, FCPP, gave information to the guests on how to detect and prevent lung cancer, which is often caused by smoking. Hotel Century Park, Jalan Pintu Satu Senayan, Jakarta (021) 571-2041, www.atletcentury.com

CALLING ALL THE POETS
Indonesia will be hosting an event called the Indonesia International Poets Forum 2012 from April 1 – 12, which will take place in 4 cities in Indonesia, Magelang, Yogyakarta, Malang and Surabaya. The participants will be coming from Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Macedonia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Australia with no less than 30 poets from all over in Indonesia. There are also internationally known poets such as Nikola Madzirov from Macedonia, Chirikure Chirikure from Zimbabwe, Vonani Bila, Mbali Bloom, Rustum Kozain and Chasl Pierre Nande from South Africa just to name a few. In Yogyakarta, the event will be held in the form of poetry reading in the Sasana Hinggil Building and the Langgeng Gallery, with a literature discussion at the Sanata Dharma University and a collaborative stage performance in Kinaherjo. Rumah Teman, Ngadinegaran MJ 3/110, Yogyakarta 081-219-581-405, fpii.forumpenyair@gmail.com puisi2012.beta.artundweise.de

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LET’S KEEP IT GREEN
The ASEAN Green Hotel Recognition Awards were once again held during the ATF 2012 event in Manado, North Sulawesi last January. This time the biannual ceremony, which was held for the first time in Thailand in 2008, selected 81 hotels within ASEAN countries and honored 10 hotels in Indonesia with this prestigious award, including the Matahari Beach Resort & Spa - Bali, Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel - Bali, Holiday Inn Resort - Batam, Angsana Bintan, Melia Benoa Bali, Losari Spa Retreat & Coffee Plantation, The St. Regis Bali Resort, Melia Bali Villa & Spa Resort, The Dharmawangsa Jakarta, and Hotel Gran Melia Jakarta. This appreciation of businesses operating in the hospitality industry that implements environmentally friendly principles is based on the criteria covering environmental policy and activities, use of green products, collaboration with the community and local organizations, human resource management, solid waste management, energy efficiency, water efficiency, air quality management, noise pollution control, waste water treatment and management, and toxic and chemical substance disposal management. www.budpar.go.id

NEW IN THE NORTH SUMATRA
The Santika Indonesia Hotels & Resorts Group just opened their 43rd hotel in Indonesia. The Santika Premiere Dyandra Hotel & Convention, located in Medan, is a concept of merging a hotel and convention center, completed with the biggest ballroom and convention center in Medan with capacity of up to 1,200 people and 8 meeting rooms, suitable for weddings, exhibitions and other large events. There are also 324 luxurious rooms with opening promotion prices start from Rp. 490,000, valid until March 31. Other facilities to enjoy are a restaurant, cafe, lobby lounge, wine & cigar lounge, club premiere sky lounge, business center, swimming pool, fitness center and spa, and also a bookstore. Santika Premiere Dyandra Hotel & Convention Medan Jl. Kapten Maulana Lubis No. 7, Medan. (061) 451- 1999, www.santika.com

AWARDS FOR PHOENIX
In gratitude to all his employees after getting so many achievements in 2011, General Manager Mr. Pascal Bellon held an “Achievement Award – Colorful Party” in February 2012. During 2011, the Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta was awarded the Best Hotel 2011 Award for Distribution & ecommerce, for Reservations, for Restaurants and for Quality throughout Malaysia-Indonesia-Singapore. They were also given a Golden Circle Award by Agoda, the Best 5 Star Rated Hotel in Yogyakarta Award by Booking.com, and were the Winner of the Traveler’s Choice 2011 Award by Tripadvisor. The Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta Jalan Jenderal Sudirman, Yogyakarta, (027) 456-6617 www.mgallery.com

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HUSH IN A WHOLE
The Year of Çaka 1933 will end on March 23 this year, and the Balinese, as well as all Hindu people in this country, will celebrate the New Year. Unlike other New Year celebrations, this Çaka New Year called Nyepi is celebrated in total silence. One day before Nyepi, the Balinese do the purification ceremonies, present offerings on the crossroads and village centers, and exorcise demons by taking Ogoh-ogoh, which represent the bad spirits, out on the streets and burn them. A day after that, the Balinese will keep silent, so that the spirits which are aroused the night before will think that Bali is empty and will leave the island. To support this silence, no transportation is allowed, no fires may be lit, no work is done and no one should be seen on the road. People should not leave their compounds, and all of people in this island are requested to stay in doors. Even the airport, bus stations and ports are closed during this Silent Day. So if you happen to be in Bali, perhaps it’s better to consult with your guest relation officers to ask for their assistance during this time of silence. But don’t be afraid, as you will experience something quite different that you might never have before.

SAVE THE DATE!
The annual BaliSpirit Festival comes to Bali again from March 28 until April 1, taking place in the beautiful grounds of the Purnati Center for Arts located in Batuan near Ubud. This marks the fifth year for the festival, which will bring vibrant and uplifting holistic activities including yoga, dance and music. More than 100 workshops and programs including Indonesian and Balinese culture and art, world music concerts and collaborations, socially and environmentally conscious causes of bamboo reforestation community education and actions and personal awakenings are planned for the festival. There also will be dozens of world-class yoga and dance instructors attending, such as Danny Paradise (Ashtanga Yoga and Shamanism), Vinn Marti (Soul Motion Dance), Mark Whitwell (Heart of Yoga) and Carlos Pomeda (Meditation/Tantra Yoga). Mark your calendar and don’t miss this year’s festival and discover the new you! info@balispiritfestival.com (0361) 970-992 www.balispiritfestival.com

The Bar Pro Bali will host the Bali selection for Bar Pro Flair Challenge 2012, looking for new bartending talents. About 40-50 bartenders from tourism schools and colleges, restaurants, pubs, clubs, and hotels will compete to win a ticket to represent Bali at the Bar Pro Flair Challenge Indonesia Final 2012 in Jakarta. The competition will take place at Bosche VVIP Club Bali on March 27 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and then continued again until 10.30 p.m. for the final selection. Good luck to all the bartenders! Arey (085-738-466-699), Yudik (087-863-054-242), Wawah (081-246-582-848), Deduk (081-999-451-919)

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MASTERING THE DRINKS

Bali Tropic Resort & Spa

HOTELHIGHLIGHTS
Bali Tropic Resort & Spa is an all-inclusive hotel that epitomizes the authentic Balinese architecture and style fringed by whitesand 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 dining include three restaurants and four bars, serving international barbecue buffet dinner. Bali Tropical Spa has 10 treatment rooms with private shower and bathtub offering traditional massages, body scrubs, facial and other therapies to choose from. Experience the authentic Balinese hospitality.

All Inclusive
Jl. Pratama 34A, Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua Tel: (62) 361 772130, Fax: (62) 361 772131 E-mail: hotel@balitropic-resort.com Website: www.balitropic-resort.com

Danoya Villa Private Luxury Residences
After a complete makeover and full maintenance in early 2011, Danoya Villa is back offering the new atmosphere of relaxing tropical villas, mixing open-plan architecture with an Indonesian touch. They are stylishly furnished with all the benefits that are expected at a luxury resort which have been tailored for a clientele that demands the very best in construction, management, services and amenities. Danoya Villa is only 40 minutes away from Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport. Close to restaurants, shopping precinct of Seminyak and the entertainment district of Oberoi. Only a few minutes from the beach, the villas are accessible to all the leisure activities associated with a Balinese getaway - the countryside around the resort is surrounded by the rice fields of Batubelig.
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Jalan Batubelig 559, Kerobokan, Kuta – Bali Tel: (0361) 4735 305 Fax: (0361) 4733 372 E-mail: reservation@danoya.com Website: www.danoya.com

New private villas of two bedroom and three bedroom categories are now available at Danoya Villa. Designed with a minimalist and modern approach, and well appointed with modern amenities, these villas will be an ideal retreat in a perfect destination for your holiday in Bali.

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Maxi Hotel & Spa
The Maxi Hotel & Spa is situated in the heart of Bali’s shopping and nightlife district. Centrally located, the property offers an ideal base for visitors wishing to explore Bali while keeping all the island’s best shops, bars, restaurants and beaches within easy walking distance. Hotel facilities and services include restaurant, bar, meeting room, massage and spa, room service, swimming pool with Jacuzzi, children’s pool, laundry and dry cleaning service, airport pickup and transfer, snack bar, tour desk, doctor on call, free car park, baby sitter upon request, broadband internet connection, major credit cards accepted, individually controlled air-conditioning, local and IDD telephone, satellite TV, daily mineral water, private bathroom with bathtub and shower, mini bar, personal electronic safe deposit, tea & coffee maker. The balcony overlooking the swimming pool and landscaped tropical garden offers a private area for relaxing.
Jl. Legian 83A, Legian Tel: (0361) 754-082 Fax: (0361) 750-792 E-mail: info@maxi-hotel.com Website: www.maxi-hotel.com

The hotel is less than 15 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport; 20 minutes drive to Denpasar, 30 minutes from Sanur, Nusa Dua and within 45 minutes drive to the artistic centre of Ubud and about 350 meters from Bali’s famous Kuta Beach.

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PURSUIT OF A BRIGHT FUTURE
Located on the hillside of Mount Batur in Northeast Bali, the Munti Gunung area consists of 34 villages covering a 28 square kilometer with a population of about 5,500 people. This village is known as one of the poorest areas in Bali, with exceptionally dry weather, little rainfall, and without springs or rivers passing through the area. They collect fresh water from the coast or from the nearest water source of Lake Batur without using any transportation, which can take about five hours per day. The average income earned by the people of Munti Gunung is around Rp. 100,000 per head/per month. With no education, malnutrition and a high mortality rate, many of them have no choice but living a life of poverty. To support their families, some of them come to the cities in Bali such as Denpasar, Badung, Gianyar, to beg on the streets asking for money. Sometimes they bring children and ask them to beg, while the parents, or the adults, just wait and watch them from far away. It may become a life saver for them to earn a little bit of money to fill their empty stomachs, but this causes Bali a dilemma because their present begging on the street can cause a bad image for the tourism industry.

day seminar giving an overview of micro business skills for the community to present some general views of a micro business, managing finance, how to get the market, and marketing the products, as well as a one month educational program that will be done by the Economy Faculty of Udayana University. The seminar will be held on March 5, while some of the students will stay in the area for the entire month of March to assist them doing day-to-day activities and observe their needs. To help them raise their economic level, many NGO’s and local organizations have joined hands in creating development project programs for the entire community. We also think it’s necessary for us to help them creating a decent life, but to get out of poverty a community shouldn’t be dependant on sources of funds. Instead, they have to be able to fund themselves and fight for the better and brighter life. Collaborating with the Economy Faculty Udayana University, Bali & Beyond Magazine is proud to present a CSR program to help the Munti Gunung people create a better life. There will be a one To ensure the success of the program, we invite you to join our us by giving donations to them. Any amount of money will be used to fund and create some micro businesses that later is hoped can create work for them and become a problem solver. You are also welcome to donate clothes, books, or anything that you think can help them to get out of the poverty circle, throughout the month of March. Any donation will be transferred directly to them. Drop your donations to our office at Jl. Dewi Sri No. 23, Kuta. Updated information can be viewed at www.baliandbeyond.co.id/csr. For further information, please contact Arief Senoaji at arief@baliandbeyond.co.id or call us at (0361) 886-8601

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GET REEL
As part of their 2012 Festival Program, BALINALE hosted a Short Filmmaking Workshop on Thursday, February 9 at Kopi Bali House in Sanur. The workshop started at 9 a.m. and ended at 1 p.m. Guest speaker Heinz Hermanns, a Festival Director of Interfilm Berlin (International Short Film Festival), showed the participants tips and trick to create outstanding short films that that would be of interest to the judges of festivals. www.balinale.com

RECEIVING THE AWARD
Bli Bli Villas and Spa Seminyak was awarded The Best Villas & Service Excellence of the Year Award at the prestigious Tourism Awards 20112012 at the Hotel Sultan in Jakarta. Receiving the award was Mrs. Johanna Thomas and Mrs. Caroline Sandriany from The Bli Bli Villas and Spa, and Bali and Premier Hospitality Management. www.balipremiermanagement.com

RAISING THE HEIGHT OF ROMANCE
THE 101 LEGIAN celebrated the day of love by a new height to romance, literally on the 4th floor rooftop of their building. Beautiful decorations, sunset, roses, lights in the sky deck, candles, love songs and saxophone music accompanied the dinner. After that, couples watched the drama comedy movie Date Night. The night was a very memorable Valentine’s for everybody. www.the101bali.com

HAPPY FACES G’DAY MATE!
Celebrating Australian Day on January 26, many Australians gathered at Gracie Kelly’s, Bali’s first and only original Irish Pub at the Bali Dynasty Resort. Together they celebrated the day by enjoying the night with family and friends as well as listening to the live entertainment from the band. www.balidynasty.com
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All Seasons Legian received three awards: “The Best Team Development in 2011”, “The Best Housekeeping Team in 2011,; and “The Best Guest Book in 2011”, amongst all Accor hotels in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. www.allseasonslegian.com

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GIVE LOVE GIVE BLOOD SWEET VALENTINE
Baker’s Corner witnessed the power of Valentine’s Day by hosting special dinner session for all couples in love. Couples enjoyed the scrumptous menu and love was everywhere with the peformance of live band singing mellow romantic songs during the night. Another Valentine’s celebration was held at the Ayodya Resort in Nusa Dua. During the night the guests were not only served with the authentic table works of the house chef Geert Vermulen, but also the romantic accoustic live music at Lagoona Restaurant by the beach. www.rama-restaurants-bali.com, www.ayodyaresortbali.com Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel in collaboration with Korem163 Wirasatya and the Indonesian Red Cross organized ‘Give Love Give Blood’ on February 18. They successfully collected 195 bags of blood from the participants. In line with Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel’s Corporate Social Responsibility Program, this program had a similar vision of ‘affection to others’. www.discoverykartikaplaza.com

2 ARTS, 3 MODELS
The Blanco Renaissance Museum hosted a painting and photography art and cultural event in Ubud at their museum on February 18. The event was themed 2 SENI di 1 LOKASI (Two Arts in 1 Location). Attending the event were 8 Hungary artists and 1 Germany Artist as well as Balinese photographers who painted and took photos of three Balinese Models. One of the models was the daughter of Mario Blanco, Felicia Blanco. www.blancomuseum.com

ALL WITH CARES
Amadea Resort & Villas launched ‘Amadea Cares’, a Corporate Social Responsibility program that focuses on giving back to the local community. Guests are invited to participate by donating just Rp 5,000 during their stay. All funds raised through Amadea Cares will be distributed to a number of carefully selected organizations requiring support. www.amadeabali.com

ENDING THE EPICUREAN JOURNEY
The Godfather of Australian Cuisine, Tony Bilson, attended an exclusive three-day event that included a wine dinner and master cooking class at the InterContinental Bali Resort from February 1719. During the session, Tony shared his passion for cooking with the guests by presenting his cuisine masterpieces. Shown attending the event is Mr. Didi Triatmojo, the General Manager of the Garuda Indonesia Bali office, taking pictures with the Bali & Beyond Magazine Team and Tony Bilson. www.bali.intercontinental.com
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SKAL INTERNATIONAL BALI
An International Association of Travel and Tourism Professionals Doing Business Among Friends

A MAGNIFICENT SITE AND INCREDIBLE VIEWS AT ANANTARA SEMINYAK,
are the hallmarks of the host location of the second Skal lunch in 2012 on 3 February. Skalleagues from Bali and Montreal together with guests and friends enjoyed a welcome drink and convivial get together prior to a lunch of Organic Tomato and Cucumber Soup, Hand Picked Crab, Pan Seared Barramundi, Saffron & Fennel Quinoa, Black Olive Vinaigrette and a dessert of Sparkling Wine Marinated Local Berries, Lemon Mint Sorbet

SKAL BALI’S 179 MEMBERS MEET MONTHLY AT THE BEST VENUES.
The calendar for the next six months is: March 2 - Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort - Tanah Lot April 13 - Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa May 4 - Bali Hai Family and Friends Dinner Cruise June 1 - Taman Bhagawan in Tanjung Benoa July 6 - Villa Air Bali - Seminyak August 3 - The Royal Santrian - Tanjung Benoa September 7 - Melia Bali Villas & spa Resort - Nusa Dua
Skal International, the World’s largest travel and tourism organization, founded in Paris in 1934, groups 20,000 industry managers and professionals in 450 clubs in 90 countries. Skal Bali is Southeast Asia’s largest club and the fifth largest Skal club worldwide

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Membership and Information - contact our Secretariat Manager Gede Juwena, Telephone: 7840212 email: gede@skalbali.com; www.skalbali.com

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ACTION & ATTRACTION
BALI ORCHID GARDEN – Enjoy the beauty of walking among hundreds of beautiful and rare orchids, Heliconia, Ginger and other interesting plants. A peaceful, natural and safe haven close to the city. Enjoy a drink and find unique souvenirs. Tel: 466-010, Fax: 466-011 www.baliorchidgardens.com E-mail: info@baliorchidgarden.biz BALI QUAD DISCOVERY TOURS - The Bali Quad and Bali Buggy tours both bring you to a part of Bali where you still can find old traditions alive. Drive yourself with a specially designed off-road vehicle that copes with all kinds of terrain, through an authentic part of the island, passing rice fields, crossing jungles and driving through a traditional Balinese village. The views during these tours are sometimes beyond description. BaliQuad (using ATV’s / quad bikes) and BaliBuggy (using off-road cars) are located in different locations which offer different tracks. A special “2-in-1 adventure” can be arranged, combining both off-road tours in one great adventurous day. BaliQuad, Jl. Wirasatya VI No.9X, Suwung Kangin, Denpasar Tel: 720-766; Fax: 727-956 www.baliquad.com; www.balibuggy.com

INTERNATIONAL NEWSPAPERS
NEWSPAPER DIRECT – Bali widest range of daily newspapers from anywhere of the world. Chose from 1012 titles of 79 countries, daily, weekly or as you like it. This service delivers you the complete edition of your preferred hometown newspaper on the same day of publication to your hotel or residence on Bali. Contact your hotel or villa reception or call or email them for the selection and pricelist 0361 769414 / info@newspaperdirect-bali.com

TOURS & TRAVEL
ADVENTURE INDONESIA Tour Operator – Tailored Made Itinerary, Special Interest Tours : Orangutan & Dayak, Komodo & Flores Adventure, Tana Toraja, Explore Irian Jaya Tribes, Fun Jungle Survival, Student Field Trips. BALI: Ruko Wana Segara 12A, Tel: (0361) 750 971, 750 964. JAKARTA: Wisma 31 kemang, 3rd floor tel: (021) 7182250/56, Email: info@adventureindonesia.com www.adventureindonesia.com ADVENTURE INDONESIA ready to be your professional outsource partner for your corporate outing and training event, ready to customize for the best result in indoor as well outdoor event activities. You decide how far the breakthrough you want to get in the event. And we will design the best program and most suitable facilities to make sure your goal achieved! Email : info@adventureindonesia.co.id, Tel +62 21 7196061, 7182250

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INFOINDEX
AIRLINES
■ AIRPORT OPERATOR: Tel: (0361) 751-011 ■ CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS: Wisthi Sabha Building, 2nd Floor Ngurah Rai International Aiprort Call Centre: 0804-1-888888 ■ CONTINENTAL MICRONESIA: Tel: (0361) 768-358, Fax: (0361) 768-369 ■ ROYAL BRUNEI: Tel: (0361) 757-292 ■ SINGAPORE AIRLINES: Jl. I Gusti Ngurah Rai, Airport Tel: (0361) 768-388, Fax: (0361) 768-383 ■ GARUDA: Jl. Jalan Sugianyar 5 Denpasar Tel. (0361) 227-824, Fax: (0361) 226-298 24-hour access: 08071-807-807 ■ MERPATI: Jl. Melati No. 51, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 235-358 Airport Tel: (0361) 751-011, ext. 5240/5242 Hotline: Tel: (0361) 722-740, 722-741 ■ MANDALA AIRLINES: Komp. Plaza Kertawijaya, Jl. Diponogoro No. 98, Denpasar Reservation Call center 08041234567 ■ NGURAH RAI AIRPORT: Tel/Fax: (0361) 759-761 ■ THAI INTERNATIONAL: Grand Bali Beach Sanur, Tel: (0361) 288-141 ■ QATAR AIRWAYS: Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel, South Kuta Beach Tel: (0361) 752-222; Fax: 753-788. Wisti Sabha Building, 2nd Floor, Ngurah Rai International Aiprort, Tel: (0361) 760-274 Fax: (0361) 760-275 ■ DEPARTURE Arrive at the airport two hours prior to departure. A Rp. 150,000 international departure tax is required. Domestic departure fee is Rp 40,000. Residents pay an additional Rp. 2.5 million Fiscal tax for international departures, whereas holders of official tax registration (NPWP) numbers are Fiscal tax-exempt. Ngurah Rai Intíl Airport, Tel: (0361) 751-011 ■ CHILE: Jl. Jl. Pengembak Gg 1 No. 3, Sanur, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 756-781, Fax: (0361) 756-783 E-mail: chilehonconsulate@bali-villa.com ■ CZECH REPUBLIC: Jl. Pengembak 17 Sanur. Tel: (0361) 286-465, Fax: (0361) 286-408 E-mail: bali@honorary.mzv.cz ■ FRANCE: Jl. Mertasari Gg. II No. 8, Sanur Tel: (0361) 285-485, Fax: (0361) 286-406 E-mail: consul@dps.centrin.net.id ■ GERMANY: Jl. Pantai Karang 17, Batujimbar, Sanur Tel: (0361) 288-535, Fax: (0361) 288-826 Email: germanconsul@bali-ntb.com ■ HUNGARY: Marintur, Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 219, Sanur. Tel: (0361) 287-701, Fax: (0361) 287-456 Email: huconbali@telkom.net ■ ITALY: Lotus Enterprises Building Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai, Jimbaran Tel: (0361) 701-005, Fax: (0361) 701-005 E-mail: italconsbali @italconsbali.org ■ JAPAN: Jl. Raya Puputan 170, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 227-628, Fax: (0361) 265-066 E-mail: konjpdps@indo.net.id ■ MALAYSIA: Alam Kulkul Boutique Resort Jl. Pantai Kuta Tel: (0361) 752-520, Fax: (0361) 766-373 E-mail: info@consulmalaysia-bali.com ■ MEXICO: PT Puri Astina Putra Building Jl. Prof. Moh. Yamin 1A, Renon, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 223-266, Fax: (0361) 244-568 E-mail: consulmex@astinatravel.com ■ NETHERLANDS: KCB Travel, Jl. Raya Kuta 127, Kuta Tel: (0361) 761-502, Fax: (0361) 752-777 E-mail: dutchconsulate@kcb-tours.com ■ ROYAL DANISH: Jalan By Pass Ngurah Rai, no. 229, Sanur Tel: (0361) 8216-979, Fax: (0361) 287-931 E-mail: danishconsbali@gmail.com ■ POLAND: Jl. Raya Petitenget No. 11, Block I/C, Banjar Umasari, Kerobokan Tel: (0361) 732-165, Fax: (0361) 732-165 E-mail: consul@balipolandconsulate.com ■ SLOVAKIA: Jl.Gunung Agung 93, Denpasar 80118 Tel: (0361) 426-171, Fax: (0361) 426-477 E-mail: konsulslowakbali@yahoo.com ■ SPAIN: Istana Kuta Galeria, Blok Vallet 2, No. 11 Jl. Patih Jelantik, Kuta Tel: (0361) 769-296, Fax: (0361) 769-296 E-mail: espana_bali@blueline.net.id ■ SWEDEN & FINLAND: Segara Village Hotel, Jl. Segara Ayu Tel: (0361) 282-211, Fax: 282-211 E-mail: sweconsul@yahoo.com ■ SWITZERLAND & AUSTRIA: Istana Kuta Galeria Blok Valet 2 No 12, Kuta Tel: (0361) 751-735, Fax: (0361) 754-457 E-mail: bali@honorarvertretung.ch ■ THAILAND: Jl. Puputan Raya No. 81, Renon, Denpasar Fax: (0361) 263-310 E-mail: rtc_bali@thaimail.com ■ TIMOR LESTE: Jl. Prof. Yamin No. 4, Renon, Denpsar Tel: (0361) 235-093, Fax: (0361) 235-092 E-mail: cgtl@dpsbali.com ■ UNITED STATES: Jl. Hayam Wuruk 188, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 233-605, Fax: (0361) 222-426 E-mail: amcobali@indosat.net.id Ubud, Tel: (0361) 976-659, Fax: 974-229. Jl. Pengosekan, Ubud, open daily 8 am-6pm. ■ ABIAN KAPAS: Tel: (0361) 227-176 East Denpasar. ■ ANTONIO BLANCO: Tel: (0361) 975-502, 975-551, Ubud, open daily 8 am-5 pm. ■ ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM: Tel: (0361) 942-352, Pejeng. Open 8 am - 3 pm weekdays. ■ GEDONG KIRTYA HISTORICAL LIBRARY: Tel: (0362) 25141, Jl. Veteran, Singaraja. Open 7am - 3pm Monday - Thursday, until Fridaynoon, closed on weekends. ■ GALLERY SENIWATI: Jl. Ubud Raya, Gianyar. Tel: (0361) 975-485 ■ MUSEUM BALI: Tel: (0361) 235-059, 222-680, Jl. Let. Kol Wisnu, Denpasar. ■ MUSEUM LE MAYEUR: Tel: (0361) 286-164, Jl. Hang Tuah, Sanur. Open 8 am - 2 pm, Tuesday - Sunday. ■ MUSEUM MANUSA YADNYA: Mengwi, open daily, but often unattended. ■ MUSEUM NEKA: Tel: (0361) 975-074, 975-034, Jl. Raya Campuan, Ubud open daily 9 am - 5 pm. ■ MUSEUM PURI LUKISAN: Tel: (0361) 975-136, 971-159, Jl. Raya Ubud, Ubud, www.mpl-ubud.com ■ MUSEUM RUDANA: Tel: (0361) 975-779, 976-479, Peliatan, Ubud. ■ MUSEUM SUBAK: Tel: (0361) 810-315, Jl. Raya Kediri, Desa Sanggulan, Tabanan.

HEALTH&MEDICAL
Call an ambulance by dialing 118, but it is a lot more practical and quicker to hire a taxi. Most hotels have on-call doctors on standby. For “Bali Belly”, Lomotil and Imodium eliminate symptoms, but not gastro-related infections. A fever along with symptoms requires doctor-prescribed antibiotics. Drink as much liquid as possible. Isotonic drinks under various brand names are widely available and are known to replenish body hydration and replace fluids. For discomfort, diarrhea and cramping, drink strong, hot tea; avoid fruits and spicy foods. Some day-biting mosquitoes carry dengue fever, but this is not a problem in tourist areas. Bali is non-malarial and prophylaxis is not required. Mosquito bites, cuts or abrasions easily become infected in the tropics. Treat them immediately. Drink only bottled or boiled water. Peel fruit before eating; avoid raw vegetables except at reputable restaurants. Ice in restaurants is safe. Protect yourself from the intense equatorial sun. Use high SPF sunblock and a hat. AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases are increasing in Indonesia. Local sex workers have multiple partners from around the world. They are not checked for sexually transmitted diseases. Act responsibly and use condoms, available over the counter at pharmacies.

TOURIST INFO.
■ INTEGRATED TOURISM INFORMATION CENTER (ITIC) A one-stop tourist information complex of ten provinces in Indonesia comprising Bali, Lampung, Jakarta, Banten, West Java, Central Java, East Java, Jogjakarta. Jl. Raya Kuta 2, Kuta, 80361; Tel: (0361) 766-188 ■ NGURAH RAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: Tel: (0361) 751-011 ■ BADUNG GOVERNMENT TOURISM OFFICE: Jl. Kuta Raya 2, Kuta Tel: (0361) 756-175/76 ■ BALI GOVERNMENT TOURISM OFFICE: Jl. Supratman, Niti Mandala, Renon, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 222-387 ■ SINGARAJA TOURIST INFORMATION OFFICE: Jl. Veteran 23, Singaraja Tel: (0362) 251-41 ■ UBUD TOURIST INFORMATION SERVICE: Jl. Raya Ubud, Gianyar Tel: (0361) 96-285, 973-285; 8 am - 9 pm.

CONSULATES
■ AUSTRALIA, CANADA, NEW ZEALAND: Jl. Tantular No. 32, Renon - Denpasar 80234 Tel: (0361) 241-118, Fax: (0361) 221-195 E-mail: bali.congen@dfat.gov.au www.bali.indonesia.embassy.gov.au ■ BRITAIN: Jl. Tirta Nadi 20, Sanur, Denpasar Tel: (0361) 270-601, Fax: (0361) 287-804 E-mail: bcbali@dps.centrin.net.id ■ BRAZIL: Jl. Raya Legian No. 186, Kuta Tel: (0361) 757-775, Fax: (0361) 751-005 E–mail: brazilconsul@bali.net

HOSPITAL
■ INTERNATIONAL SOS CLINIC: 24-hour emergency medical clinic services, medical evacuation, multilingual staff. Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai 505X, Kuta 80361. Tel: (0361) 710-505, Fax: (0361) 710-515. ■ RUMAH SAKIT UMUM PUSAT SANGLAH (General Hospital): Jl. Diponegoro, Sanglah, Denpasar. Tel: (0361) 227-911/15.

MUSEUMS
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