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Loosen up a bit by joining in activities in open spaces on the weekends

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TRI HITA KARANA
Divine wisdom that regards the life of every being on Earth

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The Happy Faces
‘Om Swastiastu...’ When we went on a trip to see the Komodo Dragons in Komodo Island, we were taken by our guide to visit the fishing village of Kampung Komodo for a short tour and to visit an elementary school on the island. The native children in the village greeted us on the pier and proudly showed us their ability to jump into the sea. It reminded us of the children at Bali’s harbors, who risk their lives jumping from the big ferry into the dangerous sea for Rp. 10,000. But at Kampung Komodo, none of us gave money to the children, as surprisingly none of the children asked for money. We had such good fun playing with the children, taking a lot of pictures of them and showing them the pictures. The quiet school soon became very lively with shouts, screams, cheers, and laughs from them. There was such a happy feeling, but I then realized that I actually didn’t bring anything to make them even happier. Then I asked them, if I come back here again, what would they like me to bring? One of the bigger children answered me with an answer I never thought of before. He said, “Bring me some books, Kakak (Sister), I’d like to read books but it’s hard to find them here.” Tears dropped from my eyes, because it was books he wanted, not a toy or money. Even when we were about to leave our guide gave them her only pen, and those children were fighting to get that pen. Unfortunately that was the only pen we had. Since then I promised that if I come back there again one day, I will bring them books, pens, notebooks, and print them the pictures I took that day. The message we want to deliver is that we as humans live as part of this world. We don’t live alone, and around us there are many people, creatures and even the environment that need to be well taken care of. We will never know anything unless we start to care about what our surroundings actually need, and to stop being selfish and see life from another perspective. Commencing on Earth Day that falls on April 22, we bring Tri Hita Karana as this month’s theme, to remind us to take care of our surroundings and that humans will not be able to survive in this Earth without getting support from each other, other creatures, and even Mother Earth itself. And hopefully by reading our magazine this month, you will be inspired to start small act for a bigger result. Enjoy reading, and don’t forget to bring some inspiring and educational books for the children of Kampung Komodo if you plan to visit them. ‘Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om…’ The Team

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Gede Bayu Rahanatha is a lecturer of Udayana University and a Marketing Communication Specialist. Recently he has set up his own business, and yet still enjoys his hobby as a writer.

Ni Luh Dian Purniawati was part of the B&B editorial team. Although she is no longer working as a journalist, she still continues her hobby, writing for several publications including our beloved magazine.

Ari Tulang is not a new face in the fashion industry in Indonesia. Working as a choreographer, this Jakartan now spends his free time traveling, snorkeling and taking pictures with his iPhone

Irezz Pratama is a young photographer capturing shots for fashion, editorial, catalogues, and other advertising photos. He recently moved to Jakarta, pursuing a career as a comercial photographer. www.ezt-nazone.deviantart.com

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

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Cover Berdikari Photo by Muchamad Noor Eva A.

PONDERINGPOINT
A STORY OF THE OTHER SIDE OF BALI
This month’s story reports on our last month’s CSR program to Muntigunung. Muntigunung is one of the poorest area in Bali, located in the Northeast area.

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CRAFTCULTURE

THE WISDOM OF THE THREE CONCEPT
Most religions have a trinity concept in their beliefs. Among Balinese, this concept is known as Tri Hita Karana.

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LIFESTYLELEISURE
REFRESHING LOOK: NATURAL VS INSTANT
Bali used to be known as a piece of Paradise for those who seek for a perfect sanctuary, but now this island offers more than just an escape, especially for those of you who want to refresh your look.

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ALIGNING THE SYMMETRY
Thinking to have a sweet escape in the heart of Seminyak? Perhaps you should take a peek at this article.

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TROPICAL TWIST Check out our inspirational fashion with a twist from Bali’s local design talents through the lens of photographer Irezz Pratama.

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78 BALIMAPS Map of Bali showing specific tourism areas and places of interest, as well as a distance scale between the island’s main destinations. 81 CLASSIFIEDCOLUMNS Listings and product descriptions from various clientele. 82 INFOINDEX Useful directory of companies and island-based businesses.

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TRAVERSING THE LAND OF THE DRAGONS
With its rising fame through the most controversial tourism campaign, the New7Wonders, more and more visitors are curious about this ancient species called the Komodo Dragon. This time we take you to the Komodo Island to meet them.

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ACTIONATTRACTION GOLFING IN PARADISE With a breathtaking view of the Indian Ocean and the Tanah Lot temple, playing golf at Nirwana Golf Bali Club is like golfing in Paradise.

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CAPITALCORNER FUNDAY IN THE PARK Spend your sunny Sunday in the park where you can have a picnic, learn how to play guitar, or join the Taman Suropati Chamber community.

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PRIMEPROMOTION

ALL ABOARD!
Bali Hai Cruises invites you along on their “Castaway Cruise” to Crystal Bay, Nusa Penida. They will pick you up from your hotel and start the journey on the 64ft luxury sailing catamaran “Aristocat”, with a two hour sail to Crystal Bay. Crystal Bay, so named for its crystal clear water, is located on a remote tropical island. For only US$ 105/person, you will enjoy the complete haven of relaxation and for an additional fare you can also enjoy scuba diving, with the opportunity to dive nearby pristine tropical reefs. This special cruise operates each Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday until the end of October. Bali Hai Cruise, (0361) 720-331 www.balihaicruises.com

GREEN EASTER
Celebrate Easter with your whole family on Sunday April 8 at Ku De Ta. Enjoy the Easter menu of Asian flavors while listening to the soulful rhythms of the renowned Electric Empire from Australia. Let the children get busy with recycling-themed activities to raise their environmental awareness. Steve Collinson, General Manager at Ku De Ta said, “As Ku De Ta is a strong advocate for environmental awareness in Bali, we thought Easter would be the perfect occasion to promote this aspect to the younger ones through fun activities.” The children’s menu has been specially customized for family bonding. KU DE TA, Jl. Kayu Aya 9, Seminyak, (0361) 736-969, www.kudeta.net
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EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE
The Grand Hyatt Bali invites you to bask in the warmth of togetherness for the annual Easter Sunrise Service by The Beach on Sunday April 8 at 7a.m. to celebrate the Holy Day. Following will be the Happy Hoppity Easter at Camp Nusa, dedicated for the little ones to feel the Easter spirit at Camp Nusa, Grand Hyatt Bali’s children activity center. The activity will be held from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and will let children have fun activities such as an Easter Egg Hunt and Egg Painting Competition, as well as Easter Cake Baking, Zodiac Face Painting and an Easter Treasure Hunt, available for children from 3-13 years of age for US$ 20++ per child, which also includes an Easter children’s meal at the Salsa Verde Italian Restaurant. Another special promotion is the Easter Brunch at the Salsa Verde from 11 a.m. ‘til 3 p.m. serving its signature Easter dishes such as roasted leg of lamb and honey glazed lamb and a special buffet corner just for the children, available at US$ 35++ per adult and US$ 20++ per children aged 3–12 years old (by joining Camp Nusa’s Easter program). Grand Hyatt Bali, Kawasan Wisata Nusa Dua, Nusa Dua (0361) 771-234, www.bali.grand.hyatt.com

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NEW AT THE HELM
Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay welcomes its newly appointed Resort Manager Ilkin Ilyaszade, a 37-year-old Canadian/Azerbaijani national. Ilkin Ilyaszade already has 17 years experience in hotel and business management all over the world and speaks fluent English, Russian, Turkish and Azeri. He will be responsible for overseeing the property’s day-to-day operations, working closely with all departments – from spa, food and beverage, rooms and concierge to engineering and human resources bringing the three dimensional approach of “people, product and profit”, which he believes will deliver success to the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay. Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay, Jimbaran, (0361) 701-010 www.fourseasons.com/jimbaranbay

JIMBARAN’S NEW CULINARY TALENT
Karma Lounge at Karma Jimbaran welcomes new talent Charles Duffin to its kitchen. At the beginning of his career, Duffin had turned down his dream job offer to work at The Berkeley in 1973, heading instead to France to work as the sole chef in a seafood restaurant in Biarritz. He has extensive experience working in some of Europe’s more prestigious restaurants and hotels, as well as running three restaurants of his own in the north of England and South London, before finally decided to emigrate to Australia and built his reputation at a series of Brisbane’s most renowned eateries. He served as one of the members of the pre-opening team of The Palazzo Versace, the world’s first Versace branded hotel, and now with his ultimate experience and influential figure he’s ready to bring sensational palate pleasures to all visitors at the Karma Lounge. Karma Lounge at Karma Jimbaran Jalan Bukit Permai, Jimbaran Bay (0361) 708-800

SOUTHWEST’S SLICES OF SANCTUARY
Prestige Bali Villas, a professional villa management and marketing service, recently added the Nyanyi Riverside Villas to its list of private luxury rental villas. Located very close to Bali’s iconic destination of Tanah Lot and the Nirwana Bali Golf Club, Nyanyi Riverside Villas offers luxury for guests staying in their 4-bedroom Villa Iskandar and a spacious 5bedroom Villa Atacaya. Villa Atacaya offers stunning views from the open-air dining and living room surrounded by rice fields with a yoga deck and relaxation area overlooking the river, while Villa Iskandar is harmonized with a Chinese-themed décor and antique furnishings offering a closeto-nature experience in the gorgeous surroundings with riverside trails. Both of the Villas were designed by Habitat 5, founded and run by German architect Walter F. Wagner, complete with luxury facilities such as private swimming pools, living and dining areas, and kitchens for an ultimate escape holiday. www.prestigebalivillas.com
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AWAITING THE NEW LOOK
The Legian Bali announces that the renovations started on the third week of February are scheduled to be finished on May 30. The renovation project cover two blocks of suites and focuses on new bathroom fixtures, complete new lighting, and complete overhaul of the A/C units, leaving only 35 suites operating during the renovation while the rest will be renovated in January of 2013. There will also be a landscaping in the front and the back gardens as well as they will be replacing overgrown, old and too shady trees with mature trees. Another renovation plan is to convert the current fish ponds behind both the Ocean and Pool bars into beautiful water gardens, with the far right and left corners transitioned for wading pools for small children, separated by a low wall to allow them to play in the shallow pools. This will enable the Legian to have three pools for kids and allow the new lap pool to be an adult only pool. The Legian Bali, Jalan Kayu Aya, Seminyak (0361) 730-622, www.thelegianbali.com

NEW DINE DESTINATION
De Opera Beach Club recently opened a new gate for Thai food lovers at The Thai Restaurant and Bar in Bali’s most prestigious location of Nusa Dua. This restaurant brings the total to three restaurants for the De Opera Beach Club; the Benihana Teppanyaki Restaurant, the Gyu-kaku for Japanese BBQ and the latest introduction of The Thai Restaurant and Bar. Surrounded by the A list top end famous international hotels and resorts nearby, De Opera stretches out facing the white sand beach and green belt with the clear waters of the offshore ocean lagoon in the distance. Regular DJ performances and events such as the Celebrity Chef Show and other fun shows will be listed on the agenda to bring De Opera alive. De Opera Beach Club, The Bay, BTDC Area, Nusa Dua Hotel Resorts Lot C-O, Nusa Dua (0361) 894 8168 – 894 8178, www.deoperabali.com.

RESORT’S NEW LEADER
Banyan Tree Ungasan has appointed Jamal Hussain as their new General Manager. Mr. Hussain is not a new face in Bali, as he served as General Manager of the Hard Rock Hotel Bali before joining the Banyan Tree group in June 2007 with first appointment in the Maldives and Sri Lanka. He then accepted the role of Area General Manager of Laguna Bintan, Indonesia. Graduating from Schloss Klesheim Salzburg in Austria, majoring in Tourism & Hotel Management, this Malaysian national has obtained several key regional awards during his career. He finds work-life balance in sports activities such as squash, snorkeling, diving and has recently become a PADI certified open water diver. Welcome back to Bali, Mr. Hussain! Banyan Tree Ungasan, Jl. Melasti, Banjar Kelod, Ungasan (0361) 300-7000, www.banyantree.com
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WHAT’S NEW IN LEGIAN?
The 101 Legian recently celebrated the 1st Balinese Anniversary of the establishment and held the blessing ceremony of its new Legian Meeting Room. The meeting facility consists of one 195 square meter meeting room and other supporting meeting facilities. The meeting room holds up to 100 persons and can be divided into 2 rooms with a partition. Located on the ground level of the hotel, this meeting facility is ideal for meeting purposes and special events for both in-house and domestic corporate offices in Bali. The 101 Legian also announces the newly opened Starbucks coffee shop on the hotel’s ground level, located just beside the new Legian Meeting Room. The 101 Legian. Jalan Legian, Kuta (0361) 300-1101, www.the101bali.com

THE GROWING NETWORK
The Tauzia Bali Sales Office is readying 18 more hotels that are under development after representing 4 Harris hotels and 1 POP! Hotel under operation at the moment. By 2014 a total of 22 hotels will be operated in Bali under Worldhotels, Preference, Harris, Managed by Tauzia and POP! brands. Tauzia Hotel Management itself has opened its branch in Bali, the Tauzia Bali Sales Office in October 2011, and has raised the awareness and boosted the occupancy rates of all properties. ”Our growing network in Bali shows the need of a Bali Sales Office,” said Hengky Tambayong, General Manager of the TAUZIA Bali Sales Office. “We will continue to develop and implement sales and marketing strategies specific to the Bali market in accordance with the Tauzia vision, mission, value and brands personality.” Tauzia Bali Sales Office at Harris Hotel & Residences Riverview Jl. Raya Kuta 62A, Kuta, (0361) 738-008, sales-bali@tauzia.com

ERRATA
March 2012 Photo Cover by Gustra, not Donny Cahyadi Page 24 … Made Ayu Trisnadewi is part of the Receptionist Department at The Legian Bali, not the reservation team. page 36 .... The International Bali Mediators Festival will be held in September, not October as was written in the article. Page 50 ‘According to book.... written by I Wayan Dibia’ Page 68 Calling All the Poets story by A. Budi Adi Santosa Page 76 on ‘See & Seen G’Day Mate!’ the news should be “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.” The Editorial Team apologizes for any inconvenience caused by these mistakes.

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THE WISDOM OF THE

THREE CONCEPT
Tri Hita Karana: A trinity that cannot be separated one from one another. This ‘three concept’ is divine wisdom that regards the life of every being on Earth.

believes in Murshid (spiritual mentor), Rasul (the prophet), and Allah (God). In modern times, we now recognize the most popular ‘trinity’ is Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. This ‘three concept’ is also familiar among scientists with the electron, proton and neutron (the Among the Balinese, this ‘three concept’ is known as Tri Hita Karana. This concept is believed to have been applied since centuries ago. This universal concept ties together the relationship of a person with God (Parahyangan), their Surroundings (Palemahan) and humanity (Pawongan). The term Tri Hita Karana itself appeared in 1966, developed by Bali’s Hindu Society. Tri means three, Hita means prosperity, and Karana means the causes. In Sanskrit terminology, Tri Hita Karana is the three elements that manifest happiness, or three factors that create physical and spiritual prosperity. It is a universal strategy to preserve the balance, compatibility and the harmony of life on Mother Earth. The Tri Hita Karana concept consists of three major wisdoms: Parhyangan or the wisdom of the harmony of life between humans with God, Palemahan or the wisdom of the harmony of life between humans and their natural surroundings, and Pawongan or the wisdom of the harmony of life between humans with each other. It is believed that the harmony among these three aspects
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piritualist Anand Krisna found an interesting fact in the use of the number “Three”; that most religions in this world use the number three as an important factor in their beliefs. Christians symbolize the trinity as God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. The Sufi

scientific trinity) consisting in all physical matter.

Tightening a relationship with God

The warm Service of The Breezes Bali Resort & Spa, creates good relations to the guests staying at the resort.

can generate a maximum benefit to the spiritual, mental and physical well being of humans.

supported unconditionally by the earth, and the last thing is to remember that if we continually take every single part of nature without giving back, it will be drained and will affect to our life in the future.

PARAHYANGAN
Some people interpret Parahyangan as the way to build a good relationship with God. Others believe that God will be angry if we forget about him. But actually the concept of Parahyangan does not label God like human who can get angry if His creatures do something wrong. But it is beyond that, as the Parahyangan concept tries to create the awareness that each individual in this planet has to believe that they are part of God, and God is inside them, in a hope that people will be able to control their minds and emotions towards their spiritual living on Earth. The Balinese Hindu has a unique way to apply the Parahyangan Wisdom, in that they always have to remember the fact that humans are a part of the Mother Universe. They symbolize each power of God in a certain form known as the Pura (temple). The statues and other creations placed in a pura become as the media to focus on certain wisdoms of the universe. The Balinese believe that there is only one God, but that God has limitless wisdom.

PAWONGAN
The last wisdom is to create a harmonious relationship among human beings, as the essence of humans is as social creatures. As an individual, we will not be able to live a real life without others. The Pawongan Wisdom directs people to start believing that they all are one; if we hurt someone, it means that we are hurting our self. Moreover, Pawongan is reflecting the existence of the appreciation of humanity, mutual value, respect and off course human rights.

TRI HITA KARANA ON BALI’S TOURISM INDUSTRY
The wisdom of Tri Hita Karana is not only applied in Balinese daily life but also becomes the philosophy in the tourism industry on this Island. They believe that the spirit of Bali’s tourism depends on the island’s unspoiled environment and the strong unique cultural heritage that tourists find so different compared to any other holiday destination. A better living standard and quality of life for the Balinese people will ensure the future of Bali’s hospitality industry. To fully implement this philosophy, a foundation called the Tri Hita Karana Bali Foundation, which also gets full support from the Government, dedicates itself to emphasize the commitment of hotels and other tourism related organizations in maintaining the
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PALEMAHAN
The Palemahan wisdom represents a harmonic relationship between the human and the natural sphere. And how should we do that? Humans should follow the wisdom of this “Trinity”: to having a thought that we are part of Mother Nature, to remember that we live on this planet; that we breath, we get income, able to drive a fancy car and enjoy the luxury seven-star hotels. You can name all the good things we enjoy, which until now have been

The Pawongan Wisdom directs people to start believing that they all are one; if we hurt someone, it means that we are hurting our self. Moreover, Pawongan is reflecting the existence of the appreciation of humanity, mutual value, respect and off course human rights.
hotels in the world to be awarded the EarthCheck Platinum. For the past couple of years, many hotels in Bali have applied the concept of Tri Hita Karana and focused on sustainability in their daily operations. Jim Boyles, the General Manager of Meliá Bali, explained in the ASEAN Tourism Conference Manado 2012 that Meliá Bali has reduced its energy consumption by 757,146 kWh and achieved over US $63,949 in savings with during a period of less than 1 year. This amount was derived by reducing Hotel entrance at Meliá Bali

Garden at Meliá Bali

culture of Bali as well as every aspect of the wisdom in relation with the Tri Hita Karana concept. Every year various awards are given for the organizations that achieve the standard of THK implementation. The highest awards are the Emerald and Platinum Awards given to three-time Gold Award winner in consecutive years, while The Gold Award is given as the organization’s high achievement. And the lesser awards are Silver and Bronze Awards given to show the rigorous review and evaluation process of the organizations. One of the reputable Tri Hita Karana recognitions is Meliá Bali. Honored three times with an Emerald Award, the hotel received its first Emerald in 2004, the second in 2008 and had its most recent honor awarded in 2011. It is also recognized internationally, and was recently named as the first hotel in Asia and one of only five
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equipment operational hours (6-10 p.m.), switching off televisions, optimizing equipment by reducing the capacity of the fountain and heat reclaim pump and by combining pumping requirements of chiller water, retrofitting equipment to operate more efficiently by installing a variable speed drive to the cold water and chiller water pump, and reducing operational hours of the laundry by 4 hours if occupancy rates are less than 70%. Meanwhile another hotel known for its commitment in maintaining sustainability is the Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel, which has been recognized as the pioneer five-star hotel in Bali that started to operate its Starfish Water Purification in November last year. It also has the first large scale Solar Hot Water System with a 144 solar panel Solar Thermal System, owned and operated by PT Contained Energy Bali.

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The Starfish drinking water purification system provides a quantum leap over current water treatment and purification processes and technologies. Its processes work together to synergistically break down, remove or kill contaminants from water waste and use the water for daily operations while saving about 40% from their total water consumption, while the Solar Thermal System saves energy costs of approximately US $48,000 per year. The green hotel movement as part of Tri Hita Karana concept can also motivate hotels in Bali to start taking part in implementing the philosophy, especially to reduce power consumption costs. With the upcoming increase in price of fuel, which will be implemented by the Government on April 1, the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Mari Elka Pangestu hopes that this can be a trigger for all tourism operators to start implementing the Green Hotel concept by doing energy conservation and maintaining water and waste recycling. She also hoped that hotel management will ask the guests to take part by choosing not to change towels or sheets if it’s not necessary in order to save water and detergent. Another example of the trinity implementation is shown by

The Breezes Bali Resort & Spa. The management shows their strong commitment in taking care of the staff very well. Not only raising wages and using bonus plans as work stimulus, the staff are also given full medical coverage and entertained by staff parties celebrating special events including the hotel’s anniversary to maintain good relationships between all levels of staff. It is believed that a happy and satisfied staff will deliver the best service to the guests, and they meant to do it from their heart, not just do it as a job. Harmony is not only achieved by being concerned about the environment, but also by creating a harmonious environment among people with the same level. The concept of hospitality in Bali reflects the concept of Tri Hita Karana by creating a balanced relationship between all levels of staff, between superior and staff, employers and customers, the government and the people with the ultimate goal to get win-win relationships, and it happens in the culture of Bali. But as the purpose of life is to get happiness, it can be created by understanding and respecting all aspects in our lives in this Universe, no matter what they are. ■ Text by Gede Bayu Rahanatha/IT

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REFRESHING LOOK:

NATURAL VS. INSTANT

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The power of water

Bali used to be known as a piece of Paradise for those who seek a perfect sanctuary, but now this island offers more than just an escape, especially for those of you who want to refresh your look.
Traditional Healing with Natural Elements
Indulging in beauty treatments have become a normal part of the lifestyle among modern people, especially for those who live in the city. Being in good shape and beautiful makes for a successful life in both career and society. But as life gets busier, sometimes people find it hard to sneak out and have a treatment, so going for a holiday means more time to focus on beauty treatments. Holiday time nowadays is no longer just visiting a destination.

More and more beauty centers and spas in Bali offer extensive treatments for visitors seeking beauty and sanctuary. They not only come to escape, but also to have total relaxation, balancing both the physical and the mental while enjoying the tranquil atmosphere. One of the most famous resorts in Bali, which always brings up the authentic traditional philosophy, is the Four Seasons Resorts. These resorts, located in Jimbaran Bay and in the Sayan Village in Ubud, recently introduced a new concept of beauty ritual focusing on balancing the external and internal worlds. Both of the resorts also bring the strong Balinese concept and philosophy implemented in all aspects of the ritual and the spa atmosphere, as well as elements and inspiration from the surrounding area in their organic products made from the finest natural plant and mineral ingredients.

The Four Seasons Resorts Bali at Jimbaran Bay for example, offers an open and outward feeling with treatments focusing on the cleansing power of water, salts and crystals reflecting its beach location. Water brings the uplifting energy of cleansing, restoring and dreaming, and water in motion produces abundant negative ions; while salts and crystals are rich in minerals and ions, which can provide nutrients to the skin as well as to balance energy. Combining these three elements together can create a positive effect on human energy and emotion. Three of its signature treatments are the Cleansing Waters: Marine Algae Treatment, Restoring Waters: Bio-Rhythm Treatment, and Dreaming Waters: Mimpi Manis Treatment. The Marine Algae Treatment is best for hydrating the skin and detoxification as well as to provide nutrients to the skin with the minerals
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Beauty treatments at Four Seasons Sayan the nervous system, while the Mimpi Manis Treatment is for those who have a sleeping problem to reconnect with the individual’s inner tranquility. As a comparison to what the Four Seasons Resorts Bali at Jimbaran Bay offers, the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan creates a serene and nurturing lush environment in which to create a deep inner beauty. The treatments at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan provide beauty rituals that incorporate authentic spiritual traditions such as chakra balancing, Balinese Ayurvedic practices, yoga and meditation. The concept is to clean and balance contained in the algae and Himalayan salt that is used in the ritual. An extensive facial treatment is used to exfoliate the dead skin cells and bring back the glowing skin. The Bio-Rhythm Treatment is perfect to restore the balance of body’s positive and negative ions as well as to deeply relax
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are Anahata – The Heart Chakra for the chakra blessing, The Goddess Within dedicated for women as a pre wedding treatment, Vigor & Vitality designed for men for Ayurvedic Healing, and the Batukali Riverstone Ritual for a local ritual. The rituals are done in the beautiful Spa Villa surrounded by a lotus pond and the soothing background sounds of the Ayung overlooking the lush green tropical jungle of Ubud that creates a total relaxing rejuvenation beauty escape.
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Posh and Beautiful, but Quick
The advanced technology in this modern era can make the impossible become the possible. A vast range of ‘refreshers’ is now available everywhere including in Bali. Compared to Thailand, Bali is not yet popular as a destination for beauty makeover, but the number of beauty

the chakra, the energy centers that run along the spinal column in our bodies, in order to reestablish internal wellbeing and physical beauty by practicing the old age traditions of the Balinese people according to each individual’s need. The signature treatments listed on the menu

The hottest treatments on the market today vary from the non-surgical category to treatments that involve needles. Botox and dermal fillers are the most popular, and are done by people of all ages and genders.
centers including clinics and spas as well as hospitals is increasing and some of them have the highest standard, even compared to neighboring countries. Going for a vacation to Bali while having these quick beauty treatments is considered ideal because the body can heal perfectly and nobody will know that you just got a microdermabrasion or Botox injection. All they think is that you’re completely relaxed after getting back from Bali. The hottest treatments on the market today vary from the non-surgical category to treatments that involve needles. Botox and dermal fillers are the most popular, and are done by people of all ages and genders. The muscle relaxants are injected directly into the muscle (usually on frown lines, eyes and forehead), causing it to relax, which creates a smoother appearance. Dermal fillers are used to plump wrinkles and lines, commonly

around the corners of the mouth and upper lip, in the nasolabial fold (lines run from nose to mouth) and in the tear trough. Other popular beauty treatments are microdermabrasion and laser treatments. Microdermabrasion is perfect for those who don’t want injections. It’s like a hardcore exfoliating session using a handheld device. Then, laser treatments are the best way to zap spots, lines, wrinkles and boost collagen for firmer skin and perfecting the skin tone. It stimulates new collagen to grow, and works by creating thousands of microscopic perforations, but the skin around each of these perforations remains intact so the skin’s top layer will heal from the edge of these tiny holes very rapidly. One of the clinics in Bali that provides all of those treatments and other ‘magic

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A combination of ultra-sound and radio-frequency could reduce cellulite and tighten the skin, which brings consistent results, pain-free and without unwanted side effects.

removal and body contouring to support Dreaming to have hair-free legs forever? the service. The body-contouring machine uses a combination of ultrasound and radio frequency, which safety has been proven and received a patent, to provide a therapeutic treatment option that is virtually painless to bring firmer skin and reduce cellulite. The machine slowly heats the skin and the subcutaneous tissue along the movement on the body and destroys the fat in the cells, which later will be removed from the body naturally. And the hair removal technology gradually heats A microdermabrasion machine is used for hardcore peeling to brighten the skin tone the hair follicles under the skin until they can no longer produce new hair. The best thing is that those machines provide pain free treatment, but of course to get the maximum result you have to do it regularly. According to Robyn Brand, a cosmetic consultant at BIMC, Botox is the number one choice, and liposuction is another popular treatment as well as face and neck lifting. She told us that there are patients of all ages, not specifically from certain group The Ultrasound-Radiofrequency Body Conturing Machine will give you a sensation like a warm massage, of ages, genders or even nationalities. “It’s all about beauty, it’s not Enjoy pain-free, hair-free treatment suitable for all skin types, including tanned skin using this Hair Removal machine necessarily age related. You can tailormake your face these days and don’t have to have your unwanted shape forever. If you’re born with thin lips, it doesn’t mean treatments’ is BIMC. Well known as a hospital with high international standards located in Simpang Siur, Kuta, BIMC Kuta has actually been providing beauty treatments since four years ago. Starting with one clinic, the hospital is now readying a large Cosmetic Center as one of the facilities in the newly built BIMC Hospital Nusa Dua. The new Cosmetic Center at BIMC Nusa Dua will have a separate entrance from the main hospital building, making it more convenient for guests who want to get posh and beautiful looks without having to mix with
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patients from the general practitioners. The new Cosmetic Center will offer surgical procedures including Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), Rhinopasty (nose surgery), face-lifts, neck-lifts, breast augmentation, Abdominoplasty and Liposuction. They also will have non-surgical procedures including Botox, Dermal Fillers, Fruit Acid Peel, Aptos Stitch, and Human Growth Hormone (HGH). At the moment, BIMC has one dermatologist, two cosmetic doctors and one plastic surgeon with four machines including microdermabrasion, laser, hair

that you have to stick with it forever while you can have the lips like that,” she said while pointing to a picture of sexy red lips on the wall in the clinic. Dare to try? Text by Intan Tanjung Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay (0361) 701-010 Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan (0361) 977-577 BIMC Hospital (0361) 761-263
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INVITE&INDULGE

ALIGNING THE SYMMETRY

shopping. After all that,

a holistic approach to balance. Using special massage techniques, the synergistic dance of therapist and guest will allow the body freedom to obtain symmetry and tranquility. Through this balance, the body will release its chronic muscle aches and pains. Both you and your partner will feel the connection and symmetry throughout this experience. The ritual begins with a footbath. Using herbal foot salts, peppermint foot scrubs and foot wash, it is useful for antiseptic reasons as well as also cooling and detoxifying. This will prepare your body for relaxing and receiving the balancing massage. Then you and your partner will lay down close to each other to receive the symmetry massage. Using balanced massage oil concocted from marjoram and lavender, feel as the therapeutical

normalising skin imbalances. With this hour and a half of pleasure, you will certainly drift away into deep relaxation. After cleansing your body of the scrub, the indulgence continues with a flower bath blended with herbal ingredients such as clove, star anise, cinnamon and peppermint. Enjoy immersing yourself in in the large tub with the petals and warm

all you want to do is just to get rid of the stress and weariness. It is unnecessary to go far away to a remote area to flee from nuisance. Located in the heart of the city, going to Luxe Lounge Spa won’t take much of your time, so you can allocate some spare time for this indulgence. Luxe Lounge Spa is a part of the Sentosa Private Villas and Spa. Slightly hidden in Seminyak, once entering it will feel like you are leaving the hectic world behind as you are greeted by the serene pool and flowing waterfall. The minimalist design and rich wood features create a warm natural feeling, and in this setting you can experience centuries old treatments that were once the exclusive domain of the elite. It is one of Bali’s most contemporary style spas, offering the best in a comprehensive menu of classic and
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here are so many things to do in Seminyak. Surfing at the beach, partying the night away and

exclusive signature treatments. One of their signature treatments is the Symmetry Couple, where you can experience the indulgence along with your partner. The Symmetry Massage is

massage from the therapist rubs away the stiffness in your body, then followed by a detoxifying and invigorating body exfoliation body scrub with a sea salt scrub for cleansing the skin and

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water for a romantic moment with your loved one, with a serving of fresh tropical fruit and ginger tea. Togetherness in the herbal bath will bring relaxation and harmony preparing you for a cleansing facial. Always remember to tell the therapist what kind of skin type you have, so they can pick the best treatment for you. With their treatment signature, Jade Roller, first of they will cleanse the face with a blend of wheatgerm oil, french lavender and white grapefruit. For refreshing and toning the skin, they use a blend of rose geranium and lavender essential oil for normal to dry skin and blend of patchouli and orange essensial oil for normal to oily skin. After that they use coconut and vanilla beans to scrub the face, which cleanses and removes the dead skin cell, followed by steam to open the pores. The therapist will massage your face with a blend of Avocado Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil to rejuvinate the skin after dryness caused by sunburn, perfect for you who love surfing or simply enjoy sunbathing. The next treatment is to apply a Sandalwood Face Mask to bring back the skin’s elasticity. The final step is to moisturize it. This profound 3-hour experience will let you find true balance and symmetry, and is priced at only Rp. 2,640,000 per couple. You can also try other signature treatments such as “The Art of Surrender”, “Chocolate Fondue Body Indulgence” and “Tranquility – The Complete Package.” The Luxe Lounge Spa also offers Luxe Lounge Spa Sentosa Private Villas and Spa Jl. Pura Telaga Waja, Petitenget, Seminyak, (0361) 730-333 www.balisentosa.com
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immaculate manicures and pedicures, sports massages and reflexology. Refresh yourself and replace the stress with fresh vital energy and you’re ready to charge around in town again. ■

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BACK TO NATURE

BACK TO THE RAW
Raw Pad Thai ala 3V

What would be your answer to this question? “What is the most important thing in life?” Each person would have varying answers according to each life purpose. But there is one definite answer, and that is, life itself. In order to maintain a good life, we must be physically and spiritually well.

Recently these traditions have seen a revival in popularity. Como Shambhala Estate, a resort in Ubud, has detoxification treatments featuring raw food. This promotion is quite popular and has invited people to try it out for themselves. Some have claimed that their bodies felt lighter after the regimen. Another benefit of the consumption of raw food is that is very nature friendly.

health. This has apparently become the collective conscience. As the world continues to progress into modernization the Earth becomes more polluted, strange new diseases start to emerge, and people race to find a formula for healthy living. The medical world carries out various research to find healthy living guidelines. Pharmaceuticals are busy producing vitamins for people to take to stay fit. And
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This is because there is no burning or ealth is the most important wealth. No matter what amount of money or property that we may have, nothing can replace some others start movements going back to nature, returning to the basics of life. One of the current trends is organic and even raw food. Cooking food is believed to reduce the important nutrients necessary for our bodies. Eating raw food is among the solutions in obtaining those essential nutrients. Our bodies will more easily absorb food consumed raw rather than processed. Actually, this is not something new. We know the Japanese love to eat raw fish and sushi. Indonesians love eating freshly picked garden vegetables and serve the dishes with special sambal chili sauce, a dish preparation called lalapan. excess waste. The nutrition available can help maintain health, metabolism and the body’s immune system. These benefits make raw food easily accepted by the public. If you want to enjoy raw and organic food, Ubud is the place. Nowadays it easy to find these references in Ubud. Those that head there are also those who are conscious of culture and healthy living, including how to live in harmony with nature. Yet raw food can also be found elsewhere such as in Seminyak, Petitenget, and Kerobokan. These emerge among the various lineups of restaurants and dining options available. You can find Bali
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Buddha, Earth Café and the 3V Kerobokan villas and café among the many. 3V café introduced its raw food a year ago. And until now they have received positive feedback and high demand. It all started when several villa guests asked why they didn’t have the feature. They thought it was a good idea. Then the search for suitable recipes at the café began. After a few trials and errors, they began introducing their new menu items. “Raw food is about trust. That is why we choose our own ingredients and process it ourselves to ensure that all is safe,” said Yulia Sukanta, General Manager of 3V. That’s why they take full control over their whole selection and preparation processes from start to finish. For example, the dry cacao they source from farmers in Karangasem, East Bali. They select the seeds to roast and process them into cocoa powder. It is this powder that is then used to create their chocolate pudding, served with mint leaves and coconut shreds. The dark chocolate pudding is rather full-bodied, sweet, and with a unique taste as there is no milk involved. Milk is absent to make way for vegan customers. As a substitute, nuts are added to provide the milky taste. Besides fruits and vegetables, nuts are an important ingredient in processing raw food. Nuts are rich in protein and healthy fats. Varieties of nuts can be used to process various menu items, including tartlets or nut dough. Processing is simple. Nuts are immersed overnight to make them tender, then are blended and formed according to purpose. The toppings can be fruit purees and garnished with fruit coulis or fruit slices. This results in a raw strawberry tart. The fruits used are nearly always local fruits. The local fruits and vegetables are often fresher than imported ones. A favorite choice of fruit soup at 3V is the chilled cucumber and mint soup. Processed from zucchini, this soup is suitable for Bali’s sultry climate. The Balinese themselves believe that cucumbers and zucchinis can ‘cool down’ the belly and can help reduce high blood pressure. Cucumbers can also be used as a main course. In Indonesia they are usually just peeled. But they can also be formed into various appetizing shapes. The chef at 3V slices them as noodle strands. Along with coconut meat shredded in a similar way, both of these main ingredients are arranged on a plate with other vegetable variations, and then a Thai sauce is added. The result is Pad Thai ala 3V. Raw food doesn’t taste as bland as most people think. This food perhaps won’t taste as crispy as fries, as tender as cooked meat, or taste as scrumptious as stock or other cooked foods. Yet these raw foods still have a unique, fresh and healthy appeal. It is no wonder that this has become a trend that moves slowly but surely. More and more are presenting it as an alternative for healthy living. ■ Text by Ni Luh Dian Purniawati 3V Cafe at 3V Kerobokan (0361) 847-6028
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Chocolate Pudding and Watermelon Gaz Pacho

Raw Strawberry Tart at 3V Cafe

PONDERINGPOINT

THE STORY OF THE OTHER
Known worldwide for its beautiful beaches and as a tourist destination, Bali is not only Kuta, Seminyak, Ubud, and Nusa Dua. Most of the other sides of the Island are in poor condition where many of the people still live in poverty. In some of the big towns in Bali, the appearance of beggars on the streets, shops, restaurants, and sometimes in tourist areas indicate that poverty is still a problem that can cause a bad image for the tourism industry in Bali. One of these poor areas known as the origin of the beggars in Bali is Muntigunung. Located on the steep slopes of Mount Batur in the remote Northeast of Bali, Muntigunung is the driest area in Bali with no rivers, no spring water, and with poor dry soil. These people have difficult access to water and health-care, with limited income, education and information. Some areas don’t even have electricity because it’s too hard to reach. The locals said that by begging their income is more than they can make by working in somebody else’s farm. Many people there don’t have land of their own or even a house, and just stay with their landlord. That’s why they finally took to begging as a source of income, and being a beggar has become a tradition from generation to generation.

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The government has made several attempts to migrate these people to other islands, but it has failed because the people are Hindus who don’t want to be migrated to Muslim dominated islands. They are enormously bound to their ground, as they believe that the souls of their ancestors are coming back yearly to visit their villages. Although the local government periodically do beggar sweeping in many tourism areas, and some local authorities have claimed that certain tourist areas are beggarfree by putting banners on every corner of the area, it hasn’t been effective yet because the handling afterwards isn’t giving a deterrent effect. They’re still seen and there isn’t any punishment as they are just sent home. There should be counseling for them, and the local government says they are working on it. There are a lot of things that have been tried in the past few years. NGO’s, foundations, organizations and even individuals have tried to help. Many things are in progress now. Public elementary schools are already free of charge, but some children refuse to go to school due to the far distance and rugged paths. Some parents choose to bring their children begging instead of sending them to school. Bringing their children gives them more money, as people will pity them. Some of non-profit foundations keep raising awareness about the importance of education to the people of Muntigunung, and they have built some pre-schools for early childhood education. Education is an important factor to break the chain of poverty, as they expect to improve their living standards and not beg anymore. Another task is to secure and maintain a clean water supply, which will make them able to have clean water nearby so they don’t have to spend hours to collect water from the coast like they did before. They can also irrigate their land, which later will lead to farming. Muntigunung’s dry soil turns out to be perfect for planting cashew nuts, Rosella-hibiscus, palm sugar and Jathropa.
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The women are also empowered to produce hats and baskets from lontar palm leaves. These products are sold individually and get distribution help from various organizations. Some hotels also participate by buying these products from the Muntigunung farmers instead of buying them somewhere else from a big factory or importer. Such as the rosella-hibiscus can be made into tea or jam that is served at the hotel. By being able to independently earn money, the Muntigunung people can have a better life and have the confidence to make a brighter future and break the dependency of help and compassion from other parties.

Our CSR ‘Pursuit of A Bright Future’
Bali & Beyond Magazine proudly presents our very first CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) program, collaborating with the Economic Faculty of the Udayana University and going to Tianyar Barat, Muntigunung to help for a better and brighter life. Some of the students stay in the area for a month to assist them doing day-to-day activities and observe their needs, while we had a one day visit on March 5 and a kinship conversation with the people, listening to them tell about their daily activities and obstacles they have to go through. From there we can decide what we can do to help and also pass along this information to others. Our keynote speaker, Bayu Rahanatha, gave an overview of micro business skill and encouraged them with inspirational stories about successful people who started their business from zero, so they don’t give up hope when selling their products and don’t go back to begging. There were around 50 people that came all the way from their remote houses that couldn’t be reached by cars, gathering in the very humble village hall. We also collected some donations in the form of basic needs like rice, noodles, sugar, cooking oil and clothes. We would like to thank the donating participants for their kind hearted gifts: Level 7 Consulting, 101 Legian Hotel, Intercontinental Bali Resort, Banyan Tree, Juwita Aesthetic, and Wilmix. We hope that this program will give the community some inspirational ideas and open their eyes to the opportunity to become one of the successful parts of Bali’s tourism industry. We also plan that this CSR program can be continued and held regularly in the future. Text by Devishanty We would like to thank to:

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Surf´ Up Your Bali-day s at Bliss Wayan Hotel
The surfer-chic Bliss Wayan Hotel presents contemporary architecture with a funky wave-rider theme injected into its décor. Crafted from local materials, the property comprises 111 rooms and suites, complemented by Bombura Resto ‘n Bar, Floater Pool ‘n Sands ‘chillaxing’ and party area, the Lagoon Pool and Kids’ Pool, Surf ‘n Meet Meeting Room, and Surf Corner Business Centre. Bliss Wayan Hotel is perfect for families, surfers and fun-loving folk, who want to combine the vibrant side of Legian with the laidback beach and surfing lifestyle of Bali. The Floater Pool ‘n Sands ‘chillaxing’ area is an alfresco lounge with a sand floor and quirky comfy furnishings, which include beanbags and barrel tables, cushioned sofas built into circular concrete bases, and recycled fishing boat chairs and tables that spill out from Bombura Resto ‘n Bar. This is a great spot for parties and barbeques or lazing away the afternoon while enjoying drinks and snacks. At the cheery Bombura Resto ‘n Bar – named after a wave that breaks outside the normal surf line – guests have the choice of dining in the semi-open interior, or upon the open-air terrace. Approximately 27 square meters in size, each Deluxe Room features a private balcony, is furnished with a king-size bed or twin bed and built-in desk, and is equipped with a 32-inch LCD Smart TV. Genuine attention to detail is shown by considerate touches such as yielding pillows and quality bed linen. Each spacious, 35-square-metre, Junior Suite is perfect for a couple, or a couple with a child. Furnished with a king-size bed, a cushioned daybed – which can be made up with bed linens and pillows for night time sleeping, and a built-in desk, each suite has a private balcony and is equipped with 42inch LCD Smart TV. A colourful décor, and surfer artwork helps to create a comfortable ambience. The family suites at Bliss Wayan Hotel take the family holiday experience to a whole new level. Each is designed to accommodate up to two adults in a king-size bed and two children in a pair of bunk beds. Each family suite is equipped with a wall-mounted, 42inch LCD Smart TV. Attention has also been given to the quality furnishings, ensuring that there are enough wardrobes and drawers to provide storage and hanging space for a family of four. Guests enter Bliss Wayan Hotel through the barrel of a wave. Here they will be greeted within a spacious lobby where surfboards hang from the roof, surf videos play on TV screens, and a painted backdrop tells a surfing story that leaves visitors in no doubt of the lifestyle concept that hotel promotes.

Bliss Wayan Hotel Jl. Sriwijaya No, 88 Legian, Bali 80361-Indonesia T : +62361 767222 F : +62361 762100 E : info@blisshotellegian.com W : www.blisshotellegian.com
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FASHIONFOLIO

TROPICAL TWIST
Fresh, Fun and Fashionable; Bali will definitely become the world’s new fashion capital. The friendly weather, the beautiful landscape and the unique culture has inspired many designers to create some excellent fashion works. This month we bring you some inspirations from Bali’s local designing talents through the lens of photographer Irezz Pratama. The photo shots were directed by Ari Tulang, and took place at the scenic Karma Kandara.
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Swimwear NICO NICO
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Beige Tank Top Dress ALI CHARISMA Red Cardigan M.I.N.G Legging, Top and Scarfy Cardigan KNOTHINKNEW Shoes TALENTS’ COLLECTIONS

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Bring the brights for the beiges. The colors are completing each other for perfect leisure looks.

Dress KNOTHINKNEW Accessories ALI CHARISMA Shoes TALENTS’ COLLECTIONS
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Red Dress OKA DIPUTRA Accessories M.I.N.G Shoes ALI CHARISMA
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Dress ALI CHARISMA Accessories M.I.N.G Shoes ALI CHARISMA
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Dresses OKA DIPUTRA, Bangle ALI CHARISMA, Necklace M.I.N.G Photographer IREZZ PRATAMA (www.ezt-nazone.deviantart.com) Art Director ARI TULANG, Make Up ROB PEETOOM, Jl. Petitenget 16, Kerobokan, Seminyak, (0361) 738-363, www.robpeetoom.nl, Talents DENOK AND AYU LESTARI (LVC&C MODEL), Location KARMA KANDARA, Jalan Villa Kandara, Ungasan, www.karmakandara.com (0361) 848-2200.
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The maroon, black and silver of avant-garde fashion is the most inspirational twist that can boost your beachy mood. Wear some ethnic jewelry and natural make up to complete your ‘posh’ holiday look.

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ACTION&ATTRACTION

Golfing in Paradise
The Nirwana Bali Golf Club, as part of the Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort, features an 18-hole course beautifully designed by golf legend Greg Norman. The construction was completed in 1997 with challenging holes for the pro-golfer but still enjoyable for the beginner.

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round an hour’s journey by car from the I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar, you will discover a secluded luxury resort set in the tranquil village of Tabanan in Southwest of Bali. This resort is a must-visit destination for every golfer in the

resort that is surrounded by a golf course. The Nirwana Bali Golf Club, as part of Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort, features an 18-hole course beautifully designed by golf legend Greg Norman. The construction was completed in 1997 with challenging holes for the pro-golfer but still enjoyable for the beginner. Where else in the world can you combine climbing up and down the valleys, crossed the creeks, traversing across the rice fields, with playing golf? These, along with the stunning scenery, are the reasons why the Nirwana Bali Gold Club won an

world. Nestled on top of a sheer cliff with breathtaking views of Bali’s most iconic view, the Tanah Lot Temple with the backdrop of the Indian Ocean, this lush 103-hectare has a unique concept, a

Golfing while viewing the wide blue Indian Ocean
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Challenges at the Hole 13

award from WTA 2011 as “Indonesia’s Leading Golf Resort”, and is also listed in the top 100 Golf Courses in the World in Golf Digest Magazine. Golf is mostly known as a prestigious sport. It’s expensive and exclusive, especially here in Indonesia. That’s no wonder. Golf is arguably the only sport that requires a vast field on which to play, and with the land prices always increasing, building a golf course can’t be cheap, especially with all of the grass maintenance, golf carts, and other equipment. But the price paid is worth the unique experience you can get from this place. The name “Nirwana” itself means “paradise”, and it truly makes you feel like you are playing golf in paradise. The rates for a round of golf varies depending on several options, but mostly it’s around Rp. 1,000,000. If the players want unlimited access to use the course, they have to pay an annual membership fee for Rp. 6 million. The perk of living on a tropical island is that you can play
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rough is rice fields. The overall effect is to maximise the use of the site’s natural features and to minimise the area of intensive maintenance, which requires chemical applications. This approach is friendly to the environment. During your game, some beautiful Balinese caddies will accompany your and ensure you to have a wonderful and memorable experience. The caddies are there to improve the quality of your golf experience, speed up play, provide encouragement, and share in the excitement of a great shot or stroke of good fortune. Each of the caddies is put through a 3month training program before heading out on the course. This outstanding caddie program covers all aspects of the game in great detail. The new caddies will be paired with the experience caddies who will also monitor their progress closely. For refreshment after a tiring game, a full 2,500 square meter Balinese-styled clubhouse with a restaurant is waiting for you. There are also lockers and pro-shop facilities, where you can rent clubs if you didn’t bring your own.

any time of the year since there’s no winter season, although sometimes the weather can be very unpredictable. For beginners, they offer lessons and on-course instruction that includes green fee, caddy, and card. Each of the course’s 18 holes presents a different challenge for the player. Holes 7, 13 and 14 are located on the cliff-top beside the Indian Ocean. These are extremely dramatic holes that require a combination of skill and concentration to play well. Hole 7 is their signature. With the view of the Indian Ocean and the Tanah Lot temple, the combination of natural beauty and the exoticism of Bali is very exquisite. It’s also challenging, as you have to hit the ball across the cliff, from the cliff side tee across a piece of the ocean to a scenic and well-guarded green. There are not many places in the world where such dramatic cliff-tip land is allocated for golfholes. Hole 13 will require all a golfer’s skill and concentration as it plays along the Indian Ocean cliff top. Hole 14 is a dramatic par 3, with the ocean thundering below. Greg Norman’s design style is very different from many of the other modern golf course designers. He places a great deal of emphasis on making the appearance of the course as dramatic and beautiful as possible. He tries to create the maximum contrast of colour and texture between the highly groomed tees, greens and fairways, and the more informal areas of short rough and outer rough. He also believes in using ornamental or native grasses in the outer rough, as these will require little or no irrigation and maintenance. At the Nirwana Bali Golf Club, much of this outer
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This unique experience of playing golf in the rice fields, hitting temple and enjoying the sunset with a fresh breeze and the sound of crashing waves below your feet, will definitely make you want to play another round. ■ Text by Devishanty Nirwana Bali Golf Club Pan Pasific Nirwana Bali Resort Jalan Raya Tanah Lot, Kediri, Tabanan (0361) 815-900 www.nirwanabaligolf.com
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THE JAYAKARTA SUITES KOMODO-FLORES
The Jayakarta Suites Komodo-Flores was honored to be the first 5 star beach & dive resort in Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia that offers warmest hospitality and represent the beauty of Flores Island combined with spectacular hotel’s view. The resort’s harmonious blend of Flores culture and variety of facilities will fulfill the guests’ expectation. Nowadays, tourism in East Nusa Tenggara is rapidly growing and as one of a unique destination in the world, The Jayakarta Suites Komodo-Flores offers various activities by providing accessible transportation (hotel’s speed boat) to discover the legendary Komodo Dragons and explore outstanding underwater experience. This place is truly a paradise for scuba divers, adventurers and honeymooners. There are many tourist destinations in Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara such as Komodo National Park, Pink Beach, Mirror Cave and Waterfall. All the trips can be managed by hotel with personalized service to ensure unforgettable memory. The developments of Tourism and Hospitality have a positive influence particularly to the new dimension of hotel structure, consist of spacious and comfortable 71 Suite rooms with unique decoration: Presidential

Suite, Jayakarta Suites and Deluxe Suites. This resort provides meeting facilities to accommodate the event and gathering. It is a perfect choice for leisure and business, come to a land before time. It is our pleasure to welcome and serve you at anytime.
The Jayakarta Suites Komodo-Flores Jln. Pantai Pede, Km 5 Gorontalo, Labuan Bajo P : +62 385 41688 F : +62 385 41699 M : + 62 812 872 872 66 E : rsvoflores@jayakartahotelsresorts.com W: www.jayakartakomodoflores.com

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TRAVERSING
the land of dragons
We just landed in Labuan Bajo about an hour ago. Tired but excited, our jaunt is about to start. This time our destination is to see the last Jurassic traces on Earth, exploring the land of the dragon on Komodo Island.

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it wasn’t raining the thick grey clouds still hung in the sky. Labuan Bajo was once a small fishing village, but now it’s turned into a gateway for tourists who want see a Komodo Dragon, the biggest species of reptile that lives in the nearby islands. This small town is now getting busier, especially after Komodo Island had been selected as one of the New7Wonders, the world’s most controversial tourism campaign. With its new fame, more and more tourists are coming to this town. It was famous before as a backpacker’s haven, but it now seems ready to welcome more upscale tourists with its new star hotels built within the area offering more convenient places to stay and attractive packages. Our trip to Komodo Island was to start early in the morning at 7 a.m. We would be taken by a speedboat on a 1-hour trip to

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the island, then spend a half day there cruising around the island before going to the Pink Beach, then heading back to Labuan Bajo again. With a fishing boat, the trip could take 4 hours to go from Komodo Island to Labuan Bajo, so most of the tourists usually prefer to stay overnight on a boat and hop around the small isles. The surrounding area is one of the richest fish fauna and biodiversity in marine life in the world and very famous for its scuba diving points. Fortunately the weather was kind to us the next morning. After finishing our breakfast our guide took us to the harbor and we got into the speedboat. We joined with another group and headed directly to Komodo Island. The sea condition was good and the sky was full of thin clouds moving slowly, refracting the morning sunshine, and making the sky silvery and glowing. We passed some small islands that have fishermen’s villages such as Mesa Island, also the famous Kanawa Island that offers an unforgettable island escape bungalow, and soon appeared the famous Batu Tiga, the small three rock islands that indicate you are getting closer to Komodo Island. The Komodo Dragons live in areas such as Komodo, Rinca,

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Batu Tiga, a sign that we are close to Komodo Islandl

Flores, Gili Motang and Gili Dasami. It was first discovered by the scientific world in 1911 by J.K.H. Van Steyn, a Dutch colonial administrator, after he heard about a ‘land crocodile’, and the expedition to gather more information about Komodo Dragons was first started in 1926. The Government established Komodo National Park in 1980 to conserve the unique Komodo Dragon (Varanus Komodoensis) and protect its entire biodiversity, both marine and terrestrial. The site was declared a World Heritage Site and a Man and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1986, located between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores at the border of the Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) and Nusa Tenggara Barat (NTP) provinces. The park includes three major islands, Komodo, Rinca and Padar, and numerous smaller islands together totalling 603 square kilometers of land. The total size of Komodo National Park is presently 1,817 square kilometers.

We continued on towards Komodo Island and passed the famous Pink Beach. Before we reached the island, our guide explained that we were on a tight schedule and couldn’t be going back too late because the sea would be too dangerous to pass. We then gathered our bags and got ready for a little adventure. The boat engine was shut off and soon the sound of the insects as well as the sounds of the Komodo Dragons could be heard breaking the silence of this island. Just as we walked down the pier, a Komodo Dragon passed by in front of the welcoming gate of Komodo Island. It wasn’t that big but it drew our attention, and soon the group was busy taking pictures. A Jagawana or ranger as the guide is called, came along to keep us safe and escorted us to the reception office. It’s
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visitors have to be really careful during the trek. Keep silent; don’t go anywhere out of the path or away from the ranger. If you have to run because they chase you, run zigzag because the Komodo can only move forward straight. Another thing that you must be aware of is that if you’re in your menstruation period you must tell the ranger before you go trekking. The Komodo is very sensitive to blood; they can smell it from far away and track where it comes from. They also are able to detect carrion from 4–9.5 kilometres (2.5–5.9 miles) away. There are four types of trails available for trekking, a Short Trek, Medium Trek, Long Trek and the Adventure Trek. The Short Trek is the easiest trail without much climbing and walking on steep slopes. It only takes one hour and it ends at Fregata Hill, where you can see a beautiful view of the Komodo Island’s bay from the hill. You will also be taken to the restaurant and the market where you really unusual that a Komodo actually greets people, because this animal is rarely seen and mostly keeps to themselves hidden in the jungle. But we were pretty lucky since we saw another smaller one walking by again on our way to the reception office. The older Komodo Dragons are smaller in size. The ranger said that is because they have to fight more to get the food and the older they are the less food they get, as they have to fight against the young Komodos. They reach their biggest size at age 35, can weigh up to 100 kg, and can live until 50-60 years of age. The Komodo’s saliva contains virulent bacteria, but the animal itself is unaffected by it. The saliva is very dangerous for other living creatures, including humans, and it can be very poisonous if it gets into a wound or the Komodo bites you. That’s why all can buy some of the island’s typical souvenirs: Komodo Dragon statues, T-shirts and some traditional masks. The Medium Trek will take you on a 3 km trail for 1.5 hours to the Water Hole, the water source for the Komodo, and it ends at Sulphurea Hill. The Long Trek is 4.5 kms and takes 2.5 hours, and is just an extension of the Medium Trek where visitors will be taken to the area where the Komodo Dragons were once routinely fed (at Banu Nggulung). For all well prepared visitors who want more challenges, they can choose the Adventure Trails that will take you further more. We took a combination of the Short Trek and Medium Trek. The ranger took us to the Water Hole and to the Fregata Hills. During the trip we see many Komodo and some other animals including a group of Timor deer taking a rest at the recreation
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point. We also saw some rare Green Emperor Pigeons and some flying lizards. At the moment there are about 1,200 Komodo Dragons that live on Komodo Island, sharing the area with other inhabitants including Asian mammals (deer, pigs, macaques, civets), Australian origin reptiles and birds, twelve terrestrial snakes including the poisonous cobra (Naja naja sputatrix), Russels pit viper (Vipera russeli), and green tree vipers (Trimeresurus Albolabris). We passed the recreation area where they have an official souvenir shop, restaurant and accommodation. The buildings are in poor condition but fortunately there are more new buildings about ready to operate. It’s a shame that the Government seems like they are just busy promoting without really caring about the facility for tourists of this famous tourism icon of Indonesia. The Short Trek took us to the end and we headed back to the Reception Office. Our boat’s engine had been turned on and it’s time for us to leave this island. But our journey hadn’t ended yet, we had more destinations to reach and I am sure that, sooner or later, I will get back here again. But I hope next time the weather will be better. ■ Text & photos by Intan Tanjung
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FUNDAY IN THE PARK
Every working day, most Jakartans are trapped inside small boxes called offices and have limited movement in their cubicles. Such a routine can lead to infinite boredom, or even depression, so why not loosen up a bit in open spaces on weekends?
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surrounding the parks as well as concerns over security issues. But in some places, things are getting better. The government’s commitment to gradually increase the percentage of green space in Jakarta serves as a good omen for its people who want to spend more time outside. The idea to go to the park has been well introduced, and there’s this group of ladies dedicating their time to test several parks in Jakarta, “Lazy Sunday Picnic & Artsy”. Initiated by Dita Anggraeni and her friends Niken Anggrahini and Triasterina Lastanti,

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this “Lazy Sunday Picnic & Artsy” had gone to Taman Suropati, Taman Menteng, Taman Monas and even parks in Bandung. The group started picnicking when Dita returned to Jakarta after finishing her studies in Holland, where she loved to go on picnics and spend her free time with her friends. Finding green spaces was not difficult in Holland, but the same cannot be said about Jakarta where most of the people choose to go to malls instead of parks and the malls far outnumber city parks. This trio despised this fact because in their minds, parks should be a much more interesting meeting point. “But funny enough, our first picnic in March of 2011 was convened at a convenient store because of heavy rain,” Tanti recalled. “It was supposed to be
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Cello class by Komunitas Taman Suropati Chamber

Located in the same venue, Agustinus Esthisugeng Dwiharso, usually known as Ages, and wife Yasminka Subekti established a non-formal music school for people of all ages named Taman Suropati Chamber. The ball started to roll after Guitar Class by Kelas Gitar Gratis Ages, the violist for Keroncong Toegoe, was participating in a keroncong workshop in The Hague, Holland in 2006. “At that time I was impressed to our pilot project so we held it anyway, anywhere.” Besides recreation, Dita and Niken also exercise and do some crafting as well as host some activities they did several years earlier. When in Bandung, Dita learned the Japanese art of paper-folding called Origami, while Niken learned to knit. Through this activity, they share their skills and learn new skills with the other participants. “It’s fun to meet new people and learn new things,” says Tanti. Their activity attract other friends that come and bring their family, crafting tools, guitars, and of course food. Dita, Niken and Tanti were not always that erudite though. Sometimes they just sit down and gossip or lie down on their picnic mat with books covering their faces. From their park hunting experience, Tanti said that Taman Suropati is currently the best because it’s clean, safe and has sufficient lighting. That is important because every so often their picnic time stretches until night. Lying in the upscale Menteng residential area, this neat and lovely park is shaded by a number of giant trees. It inherited its name from Suropati, a Balinese slave who rebelled and escaped from his Dutch master in 1684. A series of statues representing each of the six original members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) sits against the backdrop of greenery. These statues symbolize friendship, peace, harmony and fraternity. Street artists sell their work along the sides of the park. see appreciation among Europeans for Indonesian traditional folk music,” Ages said. “I also happened to observe a brass section band playing in the park at the Tong Tong Fair.” Returning to Indonesia, Ages felt a huge concern over the mushrooming of malls and it annoyed him. He felt that those malls could not give much benefit and therefore he wanted to provide more educative recreation. He chose music, Indonesian folk music in particular, because it has been his passion since he was very young. This Van Lith School for Teacher’s graduate started with small group of friends practicing violin and cello in 2006 and officially established the Taman Suropati Chamber in May 2007, with around 25 to 30 people participating each week. Now
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Violin and Cello class by Komunitas Taman Suropati Chamber

the Taman Suropati Chamber has 200 members and about 80 people come to practice every week with 11 instructors in violin, alto violin, cello, guitar and flute. In his classes Ages teaches students to practice as a group, not one-on-one like in regular music school. With his team, this 42 year-old arranged a practical syllabus based on a classical music teaching curriculum so students could accomplish it more easily. “Picking outdoor space as a venue also helps students to master the right technique to produce the right sounds,” Ages explained. Currently Ages is in the process of registering his school as a non-formal education institute with the Ministry of National Education and Culture so he could issue certificates to his students. It shouldn’t be difficult considering the Taman Suropati Chamber’s reputation, which has reached the President’s ears. This group has appeared twice before at the Presidential Palace and has held concerts at the Gedung Kesenian Jakarta (literally Jakarta
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Art Center, practically a concert hall). To join this group, Ages and Yasminka charge Rp 150,000 a month per student. For those who want to learn to play guitar, Iga Massardi of the indie folk guitardriven band, The Trees and The Wild, and Petrus Briyanto Adi from Cozy Street Corner-slash-Bonita and The Husband are more than eager to share their knowledge. Since August 2011, Iga and Adi have arranged a free guitar class; hence the name is Kelas Gitar Gratis, to introduce basic guitar playing methods to all who are interested. “We just want to introduce basic guitar skills and if the student wants to be more serious, she/he could apply to music school,” said Iga. This class is held every Sunday from 3.30 to 4.15 p.m. and from 4.30 to 5.15 p.m. subject to the weather. Iga limited the number of participants in each session to 20 students. He also asks his pupils to bring their own guitars because he could only provide five extra guitars. While teaching, Iga and Adi put fun

first because it’s basically what the duo wants to share: the joy of music. Along with their three friends, they taught simple nursery rhymes like “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” to the beginners. Each class concludes with all students playing in ensemble. To register, just send an e-mail to iga_massardi@yahoo.com or mention his administrator @pinknista at Twitter. Iga will then pick 40 students per week and announced the participants on his Text by Shinta Eka For more information, visit their Facebook pages: “Lazy Sunday Picnic & Artsy” “Komunitas Taman Suropati Chamber” “Kelas Gitar Gratis” or Twitter @KGGjkt Taman Suropati is located at Jalan Diponegoro, Menteng, Central Jakarta right in front of the Bappenas Building, Vice President’s resident, and US Ambassador’s residence.
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DIGGING MORE OUT OF PREMIER MANAGEMENT!
As a company under the Premier Hospitality Management brand specializing in boutique villa resorts management, Premier has grown rapidly over various segments of the market since its inception in 2010. In 2012, Premier is planning to extensively expand its portfolio outside Bali into areas such as in Bandung, West Java and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. As a member of PATA, Premier will also undoubtedly add to its large network of contacts and useful resources for the travel and tourism industry within the Asia Pacific region. Premier has established itself as a well-known property management company that has professionally managed and successfully marketed several boutique villa estates around Bali, offering stylish retreats and destinations in areas such as Seminyak, Canggu, Nusa Dua and Jimbaran. Nunia Boutique Villas, D’Djabu Boutique Villas and Hotel and Kei Villas are all located within proximity of the famous “Eat Street,” Jalan Oberoi and Petitenget beach. Villa Anisa, a three-bedroom private villa located in the upcoming Batu Belig neighborhood is also another favorite choice for many international travelers. The Jineng Villas, which recently joined the Premeir portfolio in March 2012, are located in between Jalan Raya Seminyak and Sunset Road. These boast a luxury villa estate consisting of 14 modern villas. Then just outside of Seminyak are the Berawa Beach Residences consisting of 12-units, and the well-designed Villas Allu and Atma located in Echo Beach, Canggu. And finally, located in the Bali’s southern Bukit Peninsula are

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Villa Karang Selatan and the new Kei Villa Jimbaran. Premier has also appointed a number of villa resort projects that are now under construction. These include 10 well appointed and luxurious Majestic Point Villas in Nusa Dua and the boutique resort Bali Nyanyi in Nyanyi Beach are both became a part of Premier’s portfolio in 2011 Operating with the solid foundation of its corporate team created under Premier’s creator, Gunawan Rahardjo, the corporation has established several department divisions where ideas are freely expressed and wisely filtered amongst the team. We believe that our biggest asset lies in its people and their teamwork. Passion meets Perfection Aristotle said, “Nothing great has ever come from someone who didn’t love what they were doing”

Premier has also invested valuable knowledge in its staff with intensive Corporate Training and Development courses facilitated by the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS). This program posted a goal to ‘change’ both individual’s and team’s mindset. Passion and Perfection: those are Premier’s fundamental principles that underlie the success and great service for all its clients and guests. PT. Premier Bali Property Management Bali : Jl. Braban No. 46, Br. Taman, Seminyak, Kuta 80361 Bali - Indonesia P : +62 361 734666 F : +62 361 734666 Jl. Pangkungsari Gg. Maharaja No. 3 Seminyak 80361 - Bali, Indonesia P : +62 361 734329 F : +62 361 734689 Singapore: Premier Hospitality (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. #19-10A, 6001 Beach Road, Singapore 199591
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Passionate employees are the core of business performance. Committed to providing ethical, responsible and highly qualified staff on every project, Premier is constantly aware that teamwork is the basis of a successful business. As part of its dedication to its staff, Premier recently spent a break from work related activities to strengthen the relationship among their workers. In February 2012, Premier and its Executive Committee and the Corporate Team went to Singapore to capture a moment of fun and relaxation. This Singapore outing program was aimed at fostering team unity, boosting overall efficiency as well as providing a positive mindset to entire team.

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READY TO BE ENCHANTED?
If you’re planning to tie the knot with your other half or merely just looking for inspiration, why not come to “Enchanted Love”, a wedding exhibition being held by Harper’s Bazaar in collaboration with Tiara Josodirdjo & Associates Event Planning & Management and The Ritz Carlton Pacific Place Jakarta. This will be the biggest premium wedding exhibition in Indonesia, presenting lots of wedding tenants for everything you need for the Big Day. It will also be in conjunction with Bazaar Bridal Week 2012, the first fashion week especially for the bridal industry, presenting a bridal show from wellknown bridal houses and designers. This event will be held at the Grand Ballroom (1,2 & 3) in The Ritz Carlton Pacific Place Jakarta from April 5-8, starting at 10 a.m to 9 p.m and will be open to the public with free entry. www.harpersbazaar.co.id

SIMPLE, QUICK AND AFFORDABLE
Realizing that Jakartans are as dynamic as their city, Chef Florian Lamelot from the Orient8 restaurant of the Hotel Mulia Senayan Jakarta creates something to cater to their needs: The Bistrot Business Lunch. The newly-created 2-course and 3-course French set menus are exclusively dedicated to business people or anyone on-the-go, consisting of 3 choices, each guarantees premium quality produce for a unique and authentic 3-course Parisian Bistrot dining experience right in the heart of Jakarta. It’s available from Monday to Saturday with the price ranging from Rp. 120,000++ to Rp. 220,000++ / person. Orient8 at Hotel Mulia Senayan Jl. Asia Afrika, Senayan, Jakarta (021) 574-7777 www.hotelmulia.com

NEW EXPANSIONS IN JAVA
Aston International announces two new developments for the Aston hotel brand in the country, the Aston Paramount Serang and the Aston Paramount Malang. The Aston Paramount Malang, located in East Java, will be opened in April of 2013 and will be a contemporary international standard 4-star hotel and conference center with 173 rooms and suites and a complete range of facilities befitting a superior 4 star property. The Aston Serang, which also will open in the same time, will have 160 rooms and suites and multiple function and conference rooms featuring state of the art meeting & conference technology. The hotel will occupy a prime location in the heart of the city in Banten Province, which will serve the increasing demand for quality accommodations and to develop into Serang’s premier conference hotel. www.aston-international.com

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FLY HIGH!
Garuda Indonesia has just been named “The Best International Airline” by the independent international research institute Roy Morgan. Based on research done from February 2011 until January 2012 from 3,943 respondents, 91% of them expressed ‘very satisfied’ with the service of the airline, leaving Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand, Emirates and Cathay Pacific far behind them. Prior to this, in line with program transformation and “quantum leap,” which is currently still being implemented, Garuda has succeeded in winning significant achievements having been selected as “4-Star Airlines” and became as “The World’s Most Improved Airline” by the London-based rating agency Skytrax, and was chosen as the “Turn Around Airline of the Year” by the Centre for Asia Pacific Airlines (CAPA). This could be a new beginning for Garuda Indonesia to finally get the country’s pride and hospitality level higher than it was before. www.garuda-indonesia.com

DELIGHTFUL DINING
The Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta invites guests to celebrate the joy of Easter while enjoying quality family time on Sunday April 8 with activities for the children. The annual Easter buffet will be served in the SATOO restaurant. With 12 interactive open-kitchen buffet stations, SATOO will feature tantalizing Easter dishes for all family members to enjoy. Guests can also celebrate Easter the Italian way with Chef Oriana Tirabassi’s special menu at Rosso, which will also offer Exquisite White Asparagus available from April 16-29. Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta, Kota BNI, Jln. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 1, Jakarta. For reservation call (021) 304-88565 www.platinumclubjakarta.com, www.shangri-la.com

MAY THE BEST GROM WINS
The 9th annual Rip Curl South East Asian GromSearch Series was opened at Srau Beach, Pacitan, East Java, on March 6th. Many grommets came from all over Java and participated in competing for fun and prizes. In the Under 16 Division the stakes were especially high, as the top two finalists received all expense-paid trip to Bali to compete in the Final, which will take place at Kuta Beach during the annual Rip Curl Surf and Music Festival on October 20-21. The winner was 14-year-old Dian Hardiyanto from Pangandaran, followed by the runner-up Suprianto, a local boy from Pacitan. Aside from this category, there were also competitions for the Under 14 Division, the Rip Curl Grom Best Performance Surfboard Award and Coca-Cola ISC Best Potential Talent Custom Surfboard Award, and some other fun games. www.ripcurl.com
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THE RETREAT OF THINKING
Gaya Art Space will host a painting exhibition starting on April 15 and ending on May 5. The exhibition will be titled retreART and will present the art of 5 artists: Em Sumba, Emanuell Popo, FX Nanang, Made Suparta Wijaya and Nyoman Suarnata. Retreat literally means to go backward or visiting a sanctuary which can calm the spirit and give us time to review our past and think about our life’s aim. This retreART exhibition would like to tell about how the artists try and think about the process of creating art in the past and present time, and hope that in the future they can be much better. It is hoped that the exhibition can be a place for many artists to gather and discuss as well as to appreciate each other’s artworks. RetreART will be open starting from 7 a.m. and will close at 11 p.m. every day at Gaya Art Space. Gaya Art Space, Jalan Raya Sayan, Ubud (0361) 979-252, www.gayafusion.com
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STUDYING SACRED ARTS
The Yoga Barn presents the School of Sacred Arts, a yoga teacher training in Ubud from April 8 until May 6. This Yoga Alliance accredited training will provide comprehensive education and a guided transformation of both practical and experiental aspects of ancient art and science. Their curriculum includes Vinyasa/Hatha Flow and Yin Yoga as its foundation, honoring both the classical as well as the tantric approach to turning you |into a fully blossomed Yogi and a professional Yoga Teacher. Other subjects ready to be explored are Philosophy, Ayurveda, Pranayama and Meditation, Physical and Energetic Anatomy, Sequencing (Vinyasa Krama), the Art of Teaching, Nutrition and Purification, Alignment and Adjustment Skills, plus Kirtan, Pujas, and Hindu Cosmology. www.theyogabarn.com, www.schoolofsacredarts.net www.balispiritfestival.com
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Maxi Hotel & Spa
The Maxi Hotel & Spa is situated in the heart of Bali’s shopping and nightlife district. Centrally located, the property offers an ideal base for visitors wishing to explore Bali while keeping all the island’s best shops, bars, restaurants and beaches within easy walking distance. Hotel facilities and services include restaurant, bar, meeting room, massage and spa, room service, swimming pool with Jacuzzi, children’s pool, laundry and dry cleaning service, airport pickup and transfer, snack bar, tour desk, doctor on call, free car park, baby sitter upon request, broadband internet connection, major credit cards accepted, individually controlled air-conditioning, local and IDD telephone, satellite TV, daily mineral water, private bathroom with bathtub and shower, mini bar, personal electronic safe deposit, tea & coffee maker. The balcony overlooking the swimming pool and landscaped tropical garden offers a private area for relaxing. The hotel is less than 15 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport; 20 minutes drive to Denpasar, 30 minutes from Sanur, Nusa Dua and within 45 minutes drive to the artistic centre of Ubud and about 350 meters from Bali’s famous Kuta Beach.

DANOYA VILLA
PRIVATE LUXURY RESIDENCES

Offering the relaxing tropical villas, mixing openplan architecture with an Indonesian touch, Danoya Villa are stylishly furnished with all the modern benefits that are expected at luxury resort. This 2012, Danoya officially launched their new private villas of two bedroom, three bedroom Royal categories and Imperial five bedroom villa. With its stylish and modern presentation, these new villas feature private swimming pool, fully equipped kitchen, living room family entertainment with home theatre – DVD player and cable channel television, IDD telephone, and wireless internet, LCD TV and full air conditioned in each room. Located in prime area, Danoya Villa is only 40 minutes away from Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport. Close to restaurants, shopping center of Seminyak and entertainment district of Oberoi; also few minutes from the beach, Danoya Villa will be an ideal retreat in a perfect destination for your holiday getaway in Bali.

Jl. Legian 83A, Legian Tel: (0361) 754-082 Fax: (0361) 750-792 E-mail: info@maxi-hotel.com Website: www.maxi-hotel.com

private luxury residences

jalan batubelig 559, kerobokan, bali 80361 indonesia tel: +62 361 4735305 | fax: +62 361 4733372 email: reservation@danoya.com | www.danoya.com

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A THREE-WAY DIALOGUE
The Ganesha Gallery welcomes an upcoming exhibition by Bambang Wibawarta, who will present ‘Astral Projection’ from April 5 until June 4. Bambang Wibawarta is not only a talented artist but also a noted scholar and the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Indonesia. His art shows his exploration of a three-way dialogue between his inner self, the greater universe and art lovers. In Astral Projections, Bambang juxtaposes celestial orbs with human bodies and outlines of nude figures that seem to be dreaming. The Astral Projections exhibition is open between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Ganesha Gallery at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay, Jimbaran, (0361) 701-010 Bambang Wibawarta, 081-848-4817 bambangwibawarta@yahoo.com

RUN FOR YOUR LIFE
BII Maybank in collaboration with Bali Discovery Tour will organize the BII Maybank Bali Marathon on April 22. With the theme “Push Your Limit”, this will be an event of international scale and standards with a distance of 42.195 km. Individuals or groups can join this full marathon. There is also a half marathon category (21.0975 km) and a 10 K. With this distance, BII hopes that we always do our best in achieving our target and push our limits. This marathon is managed professionally and supported by runners who have a concern for a healthy lifestyle and are experienced in organizing running competitions, such as Barbara Oravetz, Mark Clay and Finna Huang. Every runner will be given a timing chip to count their personal records. www.balimarathon.com

THREE IN ONE
Three of Malaysia’s most celebrated and highly respected contemporary artists, Bayu Utomo Radjikin, Chong Siew Ying and Jalaini Abu Hassan are readying their exhibition at the Kendra Gallery this April, presenting their personal narratives to a multi cultured audience in Bali. Bayu Utomo Radjikin has Javanese/ Indonesian roots and has been active in the arts since the 80s, while Chong Siew Ying made her mark in many parts of the world where most of her works are known to be highly emotive while depicting her take on common themes like human psychology and nature. Jalaini, also known affectionately as Jai, will presents his great artworks that show his understanding of composition, space, light and shadow in an amalgamation of traditional Malay life and roots and Malaysia’s rapidly changing contemporary realities. The exhibition will start on April 15 and continue until May 14 at the Kendra Gallery of Contemporary Art and will be open daily from Monday thorugh Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Kendra Gallery of Contemporary Art, Jl. Drupadi 88B, Basangkasa, Seminyak (0361) 736-628, www.kendragallery.com

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UBUD GATHERING
Ubud Hotels Association (UHA) held its first Table Top from March 1-3 at the Museum Puri Lukisan in Ubud, gathering travel agents specializing in handling the domestic market based in Jakarta and Surabaya. UHA Table Top Committee Chief Komang Kariyana said that the domestic market contribution for hotels in Ubud averages 10%, showing that it actually has a huge potential to be developed. The UHA Table Top was opened by the Regent of Gianyar, Cok Ace, and was initiated to introduce accommodation choices available in Ubud and to strengthen partnerships with the domestic market producers. www.ubudhotelsassociation.com

LET’S COOPERATE
MoU signing ceremony signing ceremony commenced on February 25 between the Nyuh Bali Villas located in Seminyak and Bali Villa Properties (BVP), a growing villa management company based in Seminyak. BVP was represented by Ketut Sumerta –Director of Operational & Development, Ketut Kanten- Managing Director, Mrs. Tania Lanisa and Mr. Hans Sienatra (Owner of Nyuh Bali Villas). www.balivillaproperties.com

AWARD FOR PHOENIX
On March 3, the Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta received an award as the 1st Hotel Asia Pacific – Mgallery Collection Quality Award, based on positive Guest Satisfactory comments with 86% satisfaction from the hotel’s guests. Receiving the award at the Vie Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, was Pascal Bellon, the General Manager of the Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta, who went home with a certification and cash money of US $1,500. The cash prize will be used for a staff activity, in gratitude to all the staff for their hard work. www.thephoenixyogya.com

CELEBRATION, A BALI STYLE
Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas around the world celebrated the brand’s 11th anniversary on March 4. Each retreat created a special day to reflect Anantara’s hallmarks. Anantara Seminyak Resort & Spa marked the day with a celebration in Balinese style treating guests and staff to heartfelt festivities. The boutique resort’s pool deck was decorated with Balinese flowers, followed with the cutting of an Indonesian yellow rice cone and a Joged dance while everyone sung the Happy Birthday song. www.anantara.com
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MEET RICK PRICE
Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta, in collaboration with Rajawali Indonesia Event Organizer presented Meet & Greet Rick Price and Kahitna in the Lobby Court of the Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta prior to their concert on Friday March 9 in the Grand Pacific Hall, Yogyakarta. Rick Price was singing ‘If you were my baby’ at the Meet & Greet event. The Rick Price and Kahitna concert in Yogyakarta was a great moment to bring back the 1990’s love songs. yogyakarta.regency.hyatt.com

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THEY’RE TURNING ONE
W Retreat & Spa Bali just celebrated their first anniversary in style, 3 nights in a row! On Friday March 2, W just added another level, literally, by launching WooSky, the rooftop of the WooBar converted into a relaxing lounge. On Saturday March 3, they celebrated their 1st anniversary party at WooBar featuring Hed Kandi then marking the sweet ending on Sunday March 4 with a sunset session at WooBar. Happy Anniversary! www.whotels.com/baliseminyak

KARTINI AWARD
The Surabaya Plaza Hotel (SPH) took Women and Entrepreneurship as their theme for the Kartini Award 2012. The Kartini Award is an award given to women who have been successful in their field and still upholding their feminine side. “We want to give awards to women who have courage, who have managed to seize opportunities and strive to succeed,” said General Manager Joshua Anshori. www.surabayaplazahotel.com

RUN, SCOTT, RUN!
Scott Thompson ran from Bali to Jakarta, 1,250 kilometers, to raise funds to help Indonesian children. His charitable act through “Berlari Terus” started on March 8 from Bali International Airport and ended on April 1 in Jakarta. The donations went to non profit organization Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa (YCAB) and Mary’s Cancer Kiddies (MCK). www.ycabfoundation.org

SOUNDS OF LIFE
Waterbom Bali held the Sounds of Life ‘Giving Back to the Community with Robin Lim”, a fund raising event for her non-profit foundation Bumi Sehat on February 26. Robin Lim recently as awarded CNN’s Hero of The Year for 2011 for her dedication in helping financially struggling mothers who can’t afford to pay doctors to deliver their babies. Besides a charity auction, there were performances by musician, dancers and DJ who were doing it for free. www.bumisehatbali.org, www.waterbom.com

COMMUNITY PROGRAM
Meliá Bali together with the YHI Spa Team arranged a long term program for the community. They prepared a spa treatment training program for all students of the Disabled School (SLB-B) Jimbaran. It will be provided continually in order to improve the basic skills of the students. www.meliabali.com
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An International Association of Travel and Tourism Professionals Doing Business Among Friends

THE PAN PACIFIC NIRWANA BALI RESORT AT TANAH LOT WAS THE PERFECT SETTING
for the Skal Bali Annual General Meeting, March lunch, Golf and Relaxation in unique surroundings with magnificent views. Resort General Manager John Berndt and his team did a wonderful job for his fellow Bali Skalleagues and ten Visiting Skalleages from Broome, Kununurra, Brisbane and Hobart in Australia and from Victoria BC in Canada. The menu was great! Lunch started with a Mini Thai fish lollipop, Smoked salmon, confit pepper, grilled eggplant roll served with endive, apple and granola salad, Duck leg confit, garlic bean and Comte cheese potato croquette and a Coconut stack topped with a ‘Jivara Lactée’ ganache tube followed by Coffee or Tea with almond biscotti. SKAL BALI’S 185 MEMBERS MEET MONTHLY AT THE BEST VENUES. 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 Fourth 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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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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