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Bali & Beyond Magazine May 2012

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The Sun... The Sand... The Surf... The Culture of Paradise... and Over 18,000 Surrounding Islands
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THE SUN... THE SAND... THE SURF...

THE CULTURE OF PARADISE AND OVER 18,000 SURROUNDING ISLANDS

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Blessing May...
‘Om Swastiastu...’ Nothing feels better than when you give your best. Every time we begin to create another edition of Bali & Beyond we always think about what we can give to all of you, what are the most interesting things that we give to all of our beloved readers? Every month, every day, and every minute our brains never stop thinking about creating things, and our eyes and ears are wide open, listening and seeing what’s happening. And it’s not just because it’s our job and part of our work, we just love doing it and love inspiring you so that you can have a lovely holiday in Bali. And with all our hard work, recently we’ve been recognized as one of the Best Media Partner by the Santika Group, and by receiving this award we’re even more inspired to give more and better to all of you. In this May edition we bring you stories about things like children born in Tumpek Wayang, a Balinese Holy Day for the blessing of art forms and artistic things including wayang (puppets), traditional food and spa treatments, inspirational Instagram communities artwork, cycling and hiking in Bali, and also a piece about young Jakartan fashion designers. We also take you up north out of Bali to visit the beautiful highland area of Tomohon in Sulawesi. We hope you enjoy reading our magazine, and if you have an opinion or suggestions regarding our magazine, you’re more than welcome to send us an email at editor@baliandbeyond.co.id. Have a fantastic holiday! ‘Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om…’ The Team

Bali & Beyond, represented by Louis Tobing, second from right, take picture with other award winners during the event.
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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.

Gustra is one of the most respected photographers in Bali who always feeds us with epic pictures every month. He also runs a succesful photography business.

Aditya Agung is a Bali based photographer focusing on portrait, fashion, and music photography. Now he’s ready to take the challenge to focus on photography products. www.wix.com/agungaditya24/bali

Lash is an expat American nomadic world traveler who’s been exploring Asia solo since 1998. An avid outdoor enthusiast, she’s generally bicycling, hiking, mountain climbing, scuba diving and snorkeling. www.lashworldtour.com

Diaz is a creative director with a fashion background. He is now busy hopping into Jakarta and Bali every month to get involved in many creative projects. www.whoisdiaz.com

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

Contributors GUSTRA, DONNY CAHYADI, IB NGURAH PRIMARTA, NI LUH DIAN PURNIAWATI, ADITYA AGUNG, LASH, HARY SUBASTIAN, ARI GUNADI, DIAZ, GUN GUN G.

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Cover Instagram Imagery Photos from left to right Lingga Nuarie (1,13) Herdi Heryadi (2,4,5,6,7,8,15,16,17,18) Wenny Christian (3); Erri Gandjar (9) Hendri Robinson (10,12,14) Rabindra (11)

PONDERINGPOINT
STORY OF AN APP
What is so cool about Instagram that everyone is talking about? How does it relate to our beloved island? Find the answer on this page.

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20 PRIMEPROMOTION Hot deals and promotions of the month that shouldn’t be missed. 22 NEW&NEWS This month’s select news updates from the island’s tourism industry and what’s new around the island. 70 BEYONDUPDATES News updates from the tourism industry and what’s new beyond Bali. 74 COMMUNITYCALENDAR Schedules, calendar highlights and various happenings of interest, from art exhibitions to special events. 78 SEE&SEEN Snapshots of events and happenings within the preceding month.

CRAFTCULTURE
THE DAY OF TUMPAK WAYANG
Every Balinese baby born on the day of Tumpek Wayang requires a special ritual to save them them from a deity. But what is the story behind this ritual?

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LUXURY TOUCH OF NATURE
This month we take you to meet Bali's most legendary profile the in furniture industry.

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ROYALTY RITUAL
Thinking to have a sweet escape in the heart of Legian? Perhaps you should take a peek at this article.

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INSTAGRAM IMAGERY This month's Foto Folio showcases some Instagram users photos displayed on the app’s most famous communities, #ibalinesia and #iphonesia.

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82 BALIMAPS Map of Bali showing specific tourism areas and places of interest, as well as a distance scale between the island’s main destinations. 85 CLASSIFIEDCOLUMNS Listings and product descriptions from various clientele. 86 INFOINDEX Useful directory of companies and island-based businesses.

FIRST ROW PHOTO COURTESY OF DALA SPA, SECOND ROW PHOTO BY HERDI HERYADI THIRD ROW PHOTO COURTESY OF KAYUMANIS JIMBARAN

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ACTIONATTRACTION ON RURAL ROUTES There are two great eco-friendly outdoor activities to enjoy amidst the island’s astounding natural environment, hiking and bicycling. Read this article if it sounds like you.
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STYLES LIKE TEEN SPIRIT
Navigating South East Asia’s style Mecca, there is no way to exclude Jakarta. With progressive young fashion designers who are not afraid to make their own statements with fabrics and break the rules, the city offers surprising styles, fresh yet unique.

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BEYONDBALI A HIGHLAND OF PILGRIMAGE This time we will take you to Tomohon, a highland area in North Sulawesi that offers many interesting destinations worth visiting

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PRIMEPROMOTION

EPICUREAN EVENING
The Four Seasons Resorts Bali will present two exclusive dining occasions, the first on Thursday May 17 at the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay and the second on Saturday May 19 at the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, presenting the wines of Pio Cesare, the most prestigious wine estate in the Italian province of Piedmont. Both dinners will start with a cocktail reception continued with an exquisite degustation menu prepared by Chef Samuele Baudoino at Four Season Jimbaran and Executive Chef of Four Season at Sayan, Denny Frederick. This epicurean evening will be paired with Pio Cesare wines at Rp. 950,000 ++ per person at the Four Season Bali Resort at Jimbaran Bay and Rp. 850,000 ++ per person at the Four Season Bali Resort at Sayan. For reservations call Cynthia Sitompul at (0361) 701-010 ext. 8404 (Jimbaran), and Ratna Puriningsih at (0361) 977-577 Ext 8003 (Sayan).

WILL YOU MARRY ME?
Thinking of a way to impress your loved one with an unforgettable marriage proposal? How about a romantic dinner on a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean? Order a table under the gazebo, surrounded by rose petals, get down on bended knee with a ring in one hand and a bouquet of roses in the other. If this is the kind of proposal you have in mind, then Tirtha Dining is the place to go. For only Rp. 2,000,000++ you can get all the above with a 5 course French Dinner for two and a bouquet of fresh red roses. Let the moon and stars be the witness to the start of the rest of your lives together. Tirtha Dining, Jalan Uluwatu Br. Dinas Karang Boma, Desa Pecatu, 0361 – 8471151 www.tirthadining.com, Email reservation.dep@tirtha.com for reservation

LIME’S BEST OFFERS
Enjoy all day meal’s at the best deals at the Lime Restaurant and Bar at Favehotel Seminyak, starting with their breakfast promo for only Rp. 75,000 net, where you can get variety of buffet selections to start your day. For lunch or dinner, try the steak promo ‘Hot from Charcoal’ for only Rp. 138,000. Don’t miss the live performance by Ael Series every Saturday at 8 p.m. Favehotel Seminyak, Jl. Abimanyu (Dhyana Pura) No. 9A, Seminyak (0361) 739-000 www.seminyak.favehotels.com
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THROUGH THE WINE OF MAYNE
Kayuputi Restaurant once again will host an unforgettable wine dining experience with the Chateau Grand Mayne Wine Dinner on May 21. On this special occasion they will present a sumptuous degustation menu prepared by Chef de Cuisine Agung Gede, accompanied by premium wines from Chateaux Grand Mayne, carefully selected by Chief Sommelier Harald Wiesmann, for Rp. 1,400,000. Kayuputi Restaurant at St. Regis Bali Resort, Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua Lot S6, Nusa Dua, (0361) 300-6112

STEAMBOAT SENSATION
Don’t miss the Golden Lotus Chinese Steamboat promotion where you can enjoy a variety of meats, seafood and vegetables in a rich aromatic Tom Yam or Chicken Stock soup served at the table with delicious fresh accompaniments. Choose your favorite selection of Seafood Steamboat or Meat Steamboat, to be enjoyed with a bowl of rice. This promo is available from May until July for only Rp. 150,000 net/person (minimum 2 people). Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant at Bali Dynasty Resort, Jalan Kartika, Tuban (0361) 752-403, www.balidynasty.com
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BON APPETIT!
If you’re into French cuisine, swing into the casual and relaxed setting of The French Kitchen. This month they offer a 7-course degustation set menu for only Rp. 250,000, which consists of Foie Gras Mousse, Oven Baked Escargot, Shredded Duck Salad, Crispy Honey Glazed Quail and the perfect closing of Fleur De Sel Caramel Ice Cream, as well as Profiteroles with Vanilla Ice Cream. Enjoy other menu choices of Beef Tenderloin or Rib Eye Steak at an additional fare. The French Kitchen, Jln. Raya Petitenget 2X, Kerobokan www.frenchkitchenbali.com, 083-119-830-70

2 SUNSETS ON THE ROAD
Aston International recently opened its second 100 Sunset Hotel in Bali, sitting right beside its established ‘sibling’ 100 Sunset Boutique Hotel and located on the most strategic location of Sunset Road, very easy to access from several tourist destinations in Bali and only 10 minutes driving from the Ngurah Rai International Airport. This hotel features 100 guest rooms, a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, gym and several meeting rooms with extensive modern facilities. 100 Sunset 2, Jalan Sunset Road, Kuta, (0361) 758-699
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BEACH GETAWAY
Kayumanis Jimbaran’s guests may now enjoy two exclusive beach facilities for a day of sun, sea and sand, gaining full access to Kayumanis Jimbaran’s private beach facility at Balangan Bay. This beach facility is located only 30 minutes away from the property offering a perfect spot to relax with its golden sands, private gazebos, gentle surf and hypnotic evening sunsets, while enjoying spa treatments or having a delightful picnic by the beach. Kayumanis Jimbaran Private Estate and Spa, Jalan Yoga Perkanthi, Jimbaran, (0361) 705-777 www.kayumanis.com

KITCHEN’S THREE MUSKETEERS
Nikko Bali Resort and Spa announces its “Three Musketeers”, ready to deliver their expertise and finesse to the resort’s tables. The team is led by F&B Director Graeme Ritchie, who previously served as the Executive Chef. Joining Ritchie is Erick Hardiansyah, who is responsible for the exciting beverage options and young talent Attila Kormoczi, who has been appointed the new Executive Chef. This new team will create a new ‘culinary dynasty’ for the resort and give a different level of experience for food jaunting. Nikko Bali Resort and Spa, Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan Nusa Dua, (0361) 773-377, www.nikkobali.com

GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY
Samatha Villas started the first day of their villa project construction on April 11 attended by the owner Mr. Ketut Suwitra, the Director of PT. Semadi Kwazay Indo Land Development Mr. Gede Semadi Putra, and Bali Villa Properties (BVP) presented by Mr. Ketut Sumerta and Mr. Ketut Kanten. Samatha Villas will boast 18 villa units including one bedroom, two bedroom and three bedroom variations located in the stunning area of Nusa Dua. This project is targeted for completion by April 2013. www.balivillaproperties.com
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SUNSET’S NEW HAVEN
Tauzia Hotel Management announces the opening of the Harris Hotel & Residences Sunset Road, the 11th Harris Hotel in operation, which opened its doors on December 25, 2011. It’s strategically located only on a stones throw from the crossroads of Kuta, Seminyak, Sanur and Denpasar on the famous Sunset Road. Featuring over 186 rooms and suites, this hotel also offers 5 meeting rooms and multifunction rooms that are available for from 20 – 500 people. HARRIS Hotel & Residences Jalan Pura Mertasari, Sunset Road (0361) 894-7001, www.harrishotels.com

NEW CHEF
InterContinental Bali Resort announced the recent appointment of Mr. Christian Knerr as their Executive Chef. Born and educated in Germany, Chef Christian is no stranger to the InterContinental brand and has enjoyed culinary success since 2004 in several properties in Dubai. “Chef Christian is set to revitalize the Resort’s culinary services and cater to the needs of our discerning travelers. He is already planning some amazing epicurean experiences for this year, involving guest Chefs and Master cooking classes,” said Tom Meyer, General Manager of InterContinental Bali Resort. InterContinental Bali Resort Jl. Uluwatu 45, Jimbaran, (0361) 701-888 www.bali.intercontinental.com
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ERRATA!
Correcting Contact Details of Tauzia Bali Sales Office on New & News article April Edition. The right details should be Jl. Raya Kuta 62A, Kuta (0361) 761-057 sales-bali@tauzia.com

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nine months old, we were busy at guessing at when it would arrive. As any Balinese would do for estimating the ‘good day’ and its effects on the newborn, we opened up the Balinese

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calendar just for kicks.

As I looked at the day that became the estimate of the date of

his birth, it was with joy as it was already near. Yet it was different for my mother. She seemed so nervous and apprehensive for it was on Saturday of the Balinese week, or wuku Wayang. A ‘Saniscara Kliwon Wuku Wayang’ day to the Balinese is celebrated as Tumpek Wayang. This month it will fall on the 26th.

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Bhatara Kala in Hindu terminology is depicted as a deity with the build of a ferocious giant that can crush everything in front of him without mercy.

A puppeteer performing wayang

It is a holy day that is meant for the blessings of art forms and artistic items including traditional shadow puppets called wayang. “Hopefully this child won’t be born on the Tumpek Wayang because it is not a good day for births,” uttered my mother. This is not without reason, for among the Balinese there is a belief that from being born on this day you would be constantly pestered by Bhatara Kala, a malevolent deity, and die at a young age. This is even written down in literature that has become life manuals among the Balinese. The God Shiva and his consort, Dewi or the Goddess Uma, were on a journey together. Accidentally the goddess’ garment lifted and Shiva became aroused, which resulted in a drop of semen falling down into the water.
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Bhatara Kala

The Sapuh Leger ritual for children born on Tumpek Wayang Holy Day.

The God Vishnu, the Lord of Water, soon identified that this was no ordinary semen. He summoned a mantra so that the semen would not go to waste and could be brought to life. This resulted in the birth of a huge being with a horrendous face, like that of a raksasa or giant. Not only was his build like that of a giant, so were his antics. He ate plants, fish, animals and even humans. The God Vishnu then told him of his origins and suggested that the giant go to meet Shiva, its father. The giant’s presence was shocking, both his physique and behavior. As a descendent of a god, this giant was named Bhatara Kala, so his fangs had to be cut and he was then restrained from eating indiscriminately. Thus he was only allowed to eat humans who were born on Tumpek Wayang.
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Unfortunately his own younger brother Bhatara Kumara was born on a Tumpek Wayang. So it was his brother who he had to chase down for his next meal. The God Shiva tried to help so that Bhatara Kumara could not be caught. Thus as evening fell Bhatara Kala still could not catch his brother. Exhausted and starved he sighted an offering nearby so he ate it all up. Apparently the offering was meant to be offered by a puppeteer and didn’t welcome such behavior, so he asked Bhatara Kala to throw up the offering. After some negotiation a deal was decided between them. Bhatara Kala did not have to throw up the offering as long as he stopped pursuing children born on Tumpek Wayang. That is why children born on this specific day require a Sapuh Leger ritual to be done for them.
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or a dalang before his wayang performance. He was set aback

Bhatara Kala did indeed vow not to devour children born on Tumpek Wayang, but we must remember about his nature. He was born as a keeper of time, to remind all that time is so precious.
This ritual is a purification observance or act of redemption. Preparations for the ritual can be quite a challenge; therefore births on Tumpek Wayang are to be avoided, as the hungry Bhatara Kala would pursue the child before the ritual was concluded. But believe it or not, Bhatara Kala always lurks around the corner. He follows each and everyone even though they are not born on Tumpek Wayang. He follows every movement of each living being from their birth to their death. Essentially he is not just a myth but a reality. Bhatara Kala in Hindu terminology is depicted as a deity with the build of a ferocious giant that can crush everything in front of him without mercy. Kala comes from the Sanskrit word that has become part of the Indonesian vocabulary meaning ‘time’. Time does not compromise. Everyone only has 24 hours in each day. These days cannot be repeated and humans can never be able to create a time machine to travel back to the past. This reminds us to always appreciate time. Bhatara Kala did indeed vow not to devour children born on Tumpek Wayang, but we must remember about his nature. He was born as a keeper of time, to remind all that time is so precious. Don’t let time be wasted because times past cannot be relived. Thus the western saying of, “time is money.” When Tumpek Wayang passed by and my water did not break, it was as though the whole family sighed with relief. At least they did not need to think about the preparations for such an elaborate ritual as the Sapuh Leger and not to worry that the child would be pursued by Bhatara Kala. I was happy to see that they were all happy although knowing that there was nothing to be pursued but time. ■ Text by Ni Luh Dian Purniawati
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LUXURY TOUCH OF NATURE

Morotai Collection
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Not only serving the tourist population, Bali Island is also known to have talented artists including craftsmen and sculptors.

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artwork and handicraft stores, as well as furniture stores that offer distinctive designs both modern and traditional, making them look different from furniture designs from any other city or country.

A set from the Penida Collection

Bali is the hub for introducing artwork and crafts from many different areas in Indonesia, and apart from that this island is also known to have talented artists including craftsmen and sculptors. Not only serving the tourist population, this island is also known as a place to source and buy things to be exported overseas, for private usage or even for commercial purposes. Many international brands Madura Cabinet and Mirror have their production within Indonesia, as well as in Bali, including our guest

Carlo Pessina. Carlo is not a stranger in the furniture industry. He is known for his cutting edge designs in furniture and accessories, typified by an innovative fusion of natural materials, and his products are mostly found in prestigious hotels, spas, resorts, yachts and homes of people who have a passion for the beautiful and the unique. Visiting Carlo’s showroom in Sanur we could immediately see the love of the owner of this brand for Indonesia. Carlo
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The company has their own research team for the procurement of local materials obtained from all over Indonesia. The goal is to use local materials in a very luxurious way.
Indonesian island names. “They are both unique and beautiful,” he said. Coming all the way from Italy 30 years ago, he got inspired by this country so he decided to stay in Bali and make the brand go international. This year he is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Carlo is famous for his innovative fusion of natural and exotic tropical materials in ways never before envisaged. He has keen eyes looking around and searching for alternative ways to use materials that names his collections using Indonesian island names such as Alor, Lombok, Tidore, Aru, Natuna, Nias, Ternate, and others. These names are also used worldwide, as they distribute the products to many countries. Carlo loved these names and so he made the decision many years ago to name his collection by
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perfect balance of art and function. He pioneered the use of coconut shell as a unique finishing for his designs, and has since gone on to incorporate a variety of other distinctive natural materials such as mother-of-pearl, sea penshell, bark from trees, bamboo, rattan and terrazzo. The materials are obtained from all over Indonesia, as the company has their own research team for the procurement of these materials. Their goal is to use local materials in a very luxurious way. They also use the principle of recycling and reuse, such as the use of coconut shell that had never occurred to people before and just thrown away, or residual wood shaving waste. The materials are then sent to their factory in Tabanan. A significant part of this success lies in Carlo’s uncompromising dedication to quality and durability. Throughout the manufacturing process, whether for a customized piece, his highly skilled artisans excel, using a set of strict quality control guidelines. Only materials of the highest standards are selected, not only for the visible surfaces but also for the unseen components such as
PHOTOS COURTESY OF CARLO

nobody has used yet in that way. He has been a constant pioneer in the use of natural sustainable materials, pushing the limits of creativity and innovation in ways never conceived before. Carlo has been described as a ‘visionary’ and his designs are ‘strikingly original’ and ‘daring’. Innovative yet versatile, his work is the

the completion of a standard item or

the substrates, adhesives, fittings and fastenings. Each piece is individually crafted and hand-finished by highly experienced and dedicated artisans, making each of his creations both precious and strong. Actively collaborating to create new designs, materials and finishes, Carlo encourages designers and architects to bring creative ideas to reality and manufacture exclusive with exceptional solutions for a wide range of furnishing needs within the hospitality industry. During our visit, we saw something that immediately grabbed our attention, a chest of drawers and low credenza using a batik pattern, part of the Penida collection. For Indonesians, this is something remarkable knowing that there is an Italian designer using part of our culture in one of his works. Not only batik, we also caught a glimpse of an ikat motif

as one of their patterns block, which has not been realized into furniture yet. “Indonesia has so many different and beautiful patterns that become good inspiration to explore the local patterns. I think the important thing is to find a way to use them in an innovative way. And I am actually working on it!” said Carlo, when we asked him whether he’s going to use more Indonesian ethnic patterns for his future creations. Anna Gutierrez, who heads up design and marketing department as well as is Carlo’s wife, said that they not only sell finished products but are ready to help with customized designs that customers want. They are ready to discuss and brainstorm together to meet their customer’s satisfaction. With his Italian background, but inspired a lot from Indonesia particularly

from Bali, Carlo’s creations are East Meets West. About his work, Carlo admitted he prefers to explore a contemporary approach for his designs. Nevertheless, he thinks that from the decorative point of view traditional furniture can coexist well with edgy designs. Nothing much has changed after 25 years of work; he just keeps doing what he has been doing. But again for Carlo, there is one thing that he would like to accomplish every time he creates a new product; the final result of products that are timeless and iconic. Something that comes from nature, but finished with a touch of something luxurious. Text by Devishanty Carlo Innovative Furnishing Jl. Danau Poso 22, Sanur (0361) 285-211, www.carloshowroom.com

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D l Delve iinto the majestic hi h j i history of f b h i h d a bygone era where di i distinguished guests were received with great reverence.

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midst the hustle and bustle on iconic Legian Street, there’s a haven that is secretly hidden. Villa de Daun is a stylish

property that prides itself on offering a unique villa living experience by delivering gracious hospitality and excellent service. With 12 luxury villas, each set within a Balinese styled private garden compound complete with a private swimming pool and outdoor leisure area, no wonder this place is called ‘Kuta’s Little Secret’. As part of the villa complex, this winner of the SpaAsia Crystal Awards 2008 for Best Boutique Hotel Spa has a choice of 7 treatments rooms, each one named after an exotic flower and taking on a different interior theme, colour and ambience. By setting the mood through the use of lighting and essential oils, the DaLa Spa prepares clients for a personalized experience that evokes the senses. In addition, it caters exclusively to the beauty and relaxation needs of couples, especially honeymooners celebrating the spirit of love as they prepare to embark together on their journey through life. Once entering the spa building, the overall look exudes vintage appeal and is resplendent of a 1920’s French boudoir. The whole theme is classic and emanates from the interior, wallpaper and photo frames. The treatment rooms are adorned with rich fabrics, mood enhancing chandelier lighting and oil burners emitting heavenly fragrances. The DaLa Spa is a lavish sanctuary that has been created to anticipate the healing and beauty needs of everyone. Even before you start your treatment, as soon as you enter your treatment room you will find yourself out from the real world and entering a palace where your therapist is ready to pamper you, as queen for a day. Ritual is 2.5 hour journey of refined indulgence, as this treatment delves into the majestic history of a bygone era where distinguished guests were received with great reverence. The mood is set with an arrangement of uplifting music that transports the mind back in time. A classic foot cleansing ceremony is performed with a gentle soak in water infused with betel leaves and lime slices as a warm gesture of welcome. A delicate coat of limestone is applied to the nails in a manner reserved for a privileged few. This ceremony called the Tepak Manggis Foot Ritual, adopted from the Tepak Sirih ceremony, a Melayu ritual usually done before weddings. The experience continues with a Yoni & Lingga Reiki Ritual using bronze singing bowls, an ancient Buddhist ritual to rebalance the alignment of energy between the chakras. Bronze singing bowls are charged to sound in harmony as they are slowly resonated over the whole body to induce deep relaxation. The sound makes it feel like an opening ritual, performed before we finally surrender our body into the therapist’s hands. A classic massage using a heady blend of virgin coconut milk, cinnamon, clove and coriander essential oil is then performed. This invigorating treatment combines traditional finger, palm and elbow pressure techniques to address fatigue and stimulate blood circulation. This ritual is called Urut Nusantara, celebrating the timeless healing traditions of the Indonesian archipelago. ‘Urut’ itself DaLa Spa at Villa de Daun Jalan Raya Legian Kuta (0361) 756-276, www.dalaspa.com
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is one traditional massage technique from Indonesia which gives deep pressure. Next is a replenishing Asam Payo Body Scrub made from rosella with grated candlenut and fresh coconut milk. This natural concoction reduces cholesterol and wrinkles and leaves the skin with a radiant glow. It is followed by a vitamin enriched tomato and basil body polish to nourish the skin for an even tone and texture. The splendor of this ritual ends with a lavish soak in a lemongrass and tuberose bath.

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The DaLa Spa has created several signature treatments that are truly unique experiences. The Royal Wedding Ritual recreates the timeless beauty ritual that was once the privilege of palace brides in Central Java, with the highlight the Javanese lulur exfoliation. There is also a traditional Balinese massage using traditional techniques of firm finger and palm pressure as well as long stimulating strokes. Its most recent treatment is the Cendana Healing Massage that highlights the therapeutic benefits of sandalwood. ■

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This treatment was inspired by the gracious traditions of the ancient Sriwijaya Kingdom in South Sumatra. The Palace

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Cultural

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Gurame Bumbu Cobek
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Udang Bakar Madu (Honey Grilled Prawn)

many different ethnicities and regions. This is shown in many things: fabrics, houses, religious festivals and even food. Yes, nothing can beat Indonesian foods that originate from all across the country. Bali & Beyond now takes you along as we sample traditional cuisine from three regions, West Java, Central Java and Sulawesi, without ever leaving the island of Bali. Each region has its own characteristics when it comes to food, and by trying it you’ll understand by what we mean about the diversity. It’s always fun to have a palate jaunt, and like many other have people said, you will never really travel until you try the local food.

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bamboo huts with thatched roofs and a large fishpond beneath the huts, along with the accompanying traditional music can make you feel like you are entering another area of Indonesia. Bale Udang Mang Engking is the right place to have a ‘quick escape’ into the traditional world without traveling very far away from the heart of the town. This restaurant has two areas available: one with regular seating in a semi open-air room, and the other in the huts above the fishpond. There are three large huts that can accommodate up to 20 people, and nine medium huts that can accommodate up to 9 people suitable if you come with family or colleagues. But to get the seating in these huts is quite difficult, as this place is always packed especially in the evening. Advance reservations are recommended to avoid the queue of people waiting. This place is in high demand! The food itself is quite savory. Don’t miss the traditional Sundanese foods: gurame bumbu cobek (carp fish with chili and other spices), stir-fried kangkung (water spinach), and karedok (raw

vegetable salad such as bean sprouts, cabbage, chickpea, dressing in peanut sauce). Not only serving fish, they also serve crab, squid and shrimp; all fresh every day from the Jimbaran fish market. Don’t forget to ask for lalapan (raw vegetables like lettuce and cucumber) and sambal terasi (chili mixed with shrimp paste) if you want to challenge yourself with higher level of spicy hotness. For many years the Mang Engking restaurant has been renowned for its Sundanese dishes, but after merging with Bale Udang they have focused more on shrimp dishes as their signature, though they still preserve their Sundanese tradition. And that is perceivable because their mainstay, the honey grilled shrimp is indeed very tasty. If you come with your family and friends, you can try the ‘Hurang Ageung’ that contains a variety of their signature prawn dishes in a large bowl.

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You can instantly feel the West Java village atmosphere once you enter this restaurant. Distinctive interior design of

Warung Sulawesi
Slightly hidden on Jalan Petitenget across the street from Warung Eropa, this place serves cuisine from cities on Sulawesi Island such as Makassar and Manado.
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Pallumara, (fish curry) ala Warung Sulawesi

tumpang, which is mixture of chilli and stale soybean), Pecel (fresh vegetables such as spinach, bean sprout, dressing in peanut sauce), Gado-Gado (another fresh vegetables mix in peanut sauce similar to pecel, but this one uses many other ingredients like egg, baked potato, corn, tomato, sprinkled with fried onions), Selat (beef in vegetable soup), Asem-asem ceker (chicken feet with tamarind soup), and ketan bubuk (sticky rice with coconut milk). There are also refreshing delicacies such as wedang ronde (hot drink made from glutinous rice flour, ginger, lemon grass This small restaurant offers a homey atmosphere in an open garden, much like your own backyard with shade trees and gentle breezes. If you opt for more privacy, there are more private rooms inside that make you feel like you’re in your own living room at home. Almost all the food is rich with distinctive spices. Try Woku Basa fish, Pallumara fish, Rica-Rica squid (squid with spices), or Rica-Rica chicken. You can choose brown rice, yellow rice or white rice, and don’t forget to ask for the famous Sambal Dabu-Dabu (typical Sulawesi sambal, mix of red pepper, tomato, onion and olive oil), or their own creation of a traditional sambal of Sulawesi (mix of red and green chilies). Although the food is quite spicy and hot, there are many foreigners that come to this place. This proves that the food is quite ‘friendly’ when it comes to hot and spicy. Don’t forget to
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order Es Pisang Ijo (Green Banana Ice) or Pallu Butung Ice as dessert. Both are made from bananas covered with flour, coconut milk, pandan paste and sweet syrup. So refreshing!

and peanut), beras kencur (medicine drink made from turmeric) and bubur lemu (a kind of porridge, made from rice flour and pandan paste, smeared with coconut milk and brown sugar). The place opens in the morning, but it starts to really get packed in the evening when they extend the place into the yard and bring out additional chairs with tents set up outside. ■

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Gudeg (made from young jackfruit curry, with coconut milk and palm sugar) is widely known as a traditional food from Yogyakarta, but not this one. Renowned for its gudeg, this place actually serves traditional food from Solo. The difference between Solo and Yogyakarta gudeg is the taste. The Solo variety usually tastes less sweet, as they use different kind of jackfruit and palm sugar. But here they don’t only serve gudeg, they also offer other traditional foods such as liwet rice (savory rice cooked with coconut, served with squash and shredded chicken), nasi tumpang (rice served with sambal

BALE UDANG MANG ENGKING Jl. Nakula 88, (0361) 882-2000 WARUNG SULAWESI Jalan Petitenget, (0361) 746-3052 DANUKUSUMAN Jl. Imam Bonjol 57b Pertokoan Alfa Beta Blok A12 081-647-18848
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why Mark decided to buy it. What makes it’s so special is that they also can socialize by sharing the pictures on their networks and other social networking sites, also joining in many communities in Instagram. They can like, comment, and see where the picture was taken, and even flag it when the picture uploaded is not appropriate. Instagram has also become a phenomenon in Indonesia. The people love mobile devices as well as socializing, so this application is easily accepted by the people. In Indonesia there are several Instagram communities that have active members posting thousands of pictures every day. They communicate and create closer relationships with each of the members.

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One of the biggest communities in ast month the world was surprised with the news that Facebook was acquiring Instagram, the free photo sharing program that allows What is so cool about Instagram that everybody is talking about it (and had Mark deciding to buy it)? With the rapid growth of users joining everyday, this application is changing the way people share about everything in their daily life. They can create photos and enchance them with 17 filters for dramatic effect without having to learn about photography. Because the device is on their mobile phone they can do it whenever and wherever, taking pictures about everything they see in daily life. Since launching the Android version, every day there are about one million more people joining the network and uploading millions of photos to Instagram so this is Indonesia is #iphonesia, consisting of (i)Device (Pho)tographer Indo(nesia), that was introduced on January 12, 2011 by Gunawan HP, Aries Lukman, Kezia Susanto and Riswan Christianto. Its members are very active in hosting gatherings and exhibitions to show the artwork of the users. In Bali itself, the community of Instagram gathers under #ibalinesia, created by Rabindra, General Manager of OZ Bali Radio. This community is part of iphonesia to gather Bali’s Instagrammers and people who take photos about Bali. So far there have been more than 8,000 photos uploaded to this community.

users to take a photo, apply a digital filter to it, and then share it on a variety of social networking services including Instagram’s own. The highlight news was that this two year old application was worth 1 billion US dollars, marking it as the most expensive application bought in history, even more expensive than the New York Times. And it only took a minute for Facebook’s ‘big boss’ Mark Zuckerberg to decide to buy it.
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“Sunsets and animals are the most popular photos that are most easy to get ‘likes’ among users, and Bali has the most beautiful sunsets and beaches that are the envy of people living outside Bali,” said Rabindra. He also explained that many of the Instagramers have contacted him asking him to guide them visiting the beautiful places in Bali. Seeing this as an opportunity to introduce Bali especially to overseas users, Rabindra created a team to organize a ‘photography tour’ to those visiting Bali. Last month his team was successful in guiding about 200 Instagramers from Brunei, Singapore and Malaysia and took them all around this island taking pictures of everything they saw during their journey. Not only the tour itself, but the #ibalinesia team also arranged the

accommodation, transportation and many things necessary during their visit, just like a small and independent travel agent. As one of the social networks, Instagram can play a big role in promoting something, including a destination. With its Geo Tagging, people on the network can know where the picture was taken and help them to visit it. With the rapid growth of its users, this application can become a good PR tool with which to promote tourism in a positive way and attract more and more tourists. This also creates a new way of tourism called photography tourism, focusing on picturesque destinations for people whose hobby is photography. Back to our topic earlier, will there be an effect after Facebook acquires Instagram? Rabindra said it might

worry existing users who are afraid that Instagram will lose its function as an art sharing platform. He’s afraid that it could turn into a selling and promoting tool. “Since Instagram created an Android platform, there are some new users who have posted promotional materials, which can cause an inconvenience to the existing users. And I am afraid that by being acquired by Facebook, it will be not fun again. But let’s hope that there won’t be narcissist photos, or even product photos. We can ban people who ignore the disclaimer about the terms and conditions of submitting photos or messages in our mailing list, but we cannot avoid pictures tagged on #ibalinesia. So we’ll see what happens next.” ■ Text by Intan Tanjung

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FOTOFOLIO
Wonderful sunset photo by Wenny Christian

INSTAGRAM IMAGERY
This month’s Foto Folio showcases some Instagram user’s photos displayed on their most famous communities, #ibalinesia and #iphonesia. With the surprising news of Instagram being acquired by Facebook, we thought it would be great to include some photos in our beloved magazine. These photos show scenic destinations from all around Indonesia, and were taken only by mobile phones.
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Sunshine is the most favorite theme in Instagram. This page of photos is the creation of Herdi Heryadi taken in early morning in Yogyakarta.

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Bali’s most envied sunset, by Rabindra

A pier at Lake Beratan in early morning, by Herdi Heryadi

Today’s photography is simpler and easier. And it also could become a hub to create many other new opportunities.

This photo has won several communties’ awards, by Hendri Robinson Simple elegant flower, by Erri Gandjar
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Other most favorite effect is the Black and White, photo by Hendri Robinson

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After sunsets, animals are the second most likeable theme in Instagram. Photos on this page were taken during a vacation at Bali Safari and Marine Park and Kecak Dance show at Uluwatu Temple by Herdi Heryadi.

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I’m An Angel celebrates 10 years of sharing!
Founded in 2003 by Asana Viebeke Lengkong, ‘I’m An Angel’ has continued to empower impoverished Balinese communities through sustained programs that concentrate on improving health and education, raising income through skills training, disseminating information and employing disaster intervention when required. On June 16th, Seminyak’s iconic beachfront venue, KU DE TA, will roll out the red carpet and light up the night for its famous philanthropic ‘I’m An Angel’ charity dinner event. Celebrating 10 years of sharing, this fundraising night-of-nights will eclipse all previous occasions thanks to some very special announcements. 6 carefully selected chefs in the region will join forces with KU DE TA, Bali, share the love to raise funds for ‘I’m An Angel’, and help support a wide range of programs that have benefited thousands of families all over Bali. Lead by KU DE TA’s Corporate Executive Chef Phil Davenport, cooking up an impeccable 6-course dinner are Will Meyrick (Sarong, Bali), Ryan Clift (Tippling Club, Singapore), Janice Wong (2am:dessertbar, Singapore), Dorin Schuster (The Legian, Bali), Stephan Zijta (Alila, Bali) and supported by KU DE TA’s team; Ben Cross and Will Goldfarb. Starting the evening, DJ BtK will bring smooth and soulful rhythms throughout the venue. Tijuana Cartel will be gracing the stage, to perk up your mood while you’re enjoying the lavish dishes from the top chefs. Wrapping up the night, guests can participate in the impressive charity auction. Be angels of the night and share the love with us. To find out more about ‘I’m An Angel’ visit: www.imanangel.org

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ACTION&ATTRACTION

ON RURAL ROUTES
All around the world, the concept of eco-tourism is blossoming and taking hold. Its popularity is due to an increasing environmental consciousness, a reaction to the destructive aspects of mass tourism, people’s need to escape their hectic, high-pressured lives, and the wonderfully rejuvenating effect nature has on the human psyche.

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around the beautiful island. So take your pick! Would you prefer renting a bike and meandering around on your own? In Sanur and Lovina you can pedal beside long stretches of beach. In Nusa Dua you can cycle through lush landscaped gardens and head out to the hilly Uluwatu headland. In Ubud, meander around charming shady neighborhood roads visiting boutiques and cafes, or head out into the rice fields. Bicycle rentals are an inexpensive, easy way to wander around freely for a day. Look for bike rentals or ask around wherever you’re staying. Guided bike tours are more costly, but offer an organized tour with guides who will teach you about the local lifestyle, take you to a rural village for lunch, and lead you downhill on an easy glide through gorgeous rice fields. You can find tour operators in guidebooks, travel offices, and from brochures scattered around shopping areas. If you prefer more challenging off-road cycling, check out Bali-Trailblazers. If you’re super fit and like tough challenges, check out the annual BaliAudax international advanced bicycling challenge. If you’re more independent and really want to explore Bali, you can easily cycle around the entire island on your own. It’s only 500-700 km the whole way around, depending on which routes you take, so you can comfortably tour Bali in 1-2 weeks, or go even more leisurely to explore Bali’s fascinating culture and scenery more fully. You can either buy a new bike in Bali or bring your own. Either way, you’ll be able to get parts, repairs, and service with no problem. Bali’s roads are in good condition and drivers are well-aware of smaller vehicles like motorbikes and scooters sharing the roads. Expats living in Bali have the option to pedal around the island in stages, one area for each weekend or day off. Bicycling around Bali will immerse you in the daily lives of Bali’s local villages, towns, and rural areas. You’ll pedal past rice fields, along beautiful coastlines, up volcanic flanks and through windy, lush mountains. The entire way you’ll be surrounded by nature and
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absolutely perfect locale for eco-tourism, in all its guises. Why? Bali’s abundant, varied and lush nature, Bali’s intact, authentic culture and arts and the ongoing traditional lifestyle are perfect opportunities for eco-friendly outdoor activities and adventures. Today’s conscientious travelers want to support resorts and travel businesses that don’t harm the environment, to surround themselves by undisturbed and pristine nature, and to join in outdoor adventures that don’t negatively impact the earth. They want to eat, live, and play in a manner healthy for both their own bodies and the environment. Does this sound like you? Read on. In Bali, two of the best eco-friendly outdoor activities that both travelers and expats can enjoy amidst the island’s astounding natural environment are hiking and bicycling. Bali offers many If you’d like to cycle in Bali you’re in luck, because bicycling has been taking off here during the past decade. Dozens of tour operators now offer guided cycling tours through Bali’s stunning rice fields. One company even offers more rugged off-road cycling on forested mountain trails. Rental bicycle shops are cropping up all over the island, particularly in Sanur, Nusa Dua, Ubud, Lovina and even at remote Amed on Bali’s far northeast coast. Several international-quality bike stores have opened including Rodalink, Giant, and Specialized in Denpasar and The Bike Shop on Jalan Bypass. The Bali Cycling Federation has been established and several local cycling clubs have sprung up. November brings the annual BaliAudax international advanced bicycling challenge to Bali, a 2-day race around the entire island. And increasingly more Westerners are bringing their own bikes with them to pedal

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in personal touch with the locals. You’ll reach authentic Balinese places that very few tourists even know exist. Wherever you go, you’ll find plenty of local food to eat, inexpensive places to stay, and friendly, curious, helpful people. In short, you’ll experience the real Bali while staying fit, going at your own pace, spending your money in local communities, and not harming the environment. It’s the epitome of eco-adventure in Bali. If you’re more into hiking, Bali also offers several options, even though the notion of hiking has not spread as extensively as cycling has. Bali has only two well-known hikes: climbing Mt. Agung and climbing Mt. Batur. Both are generally done as guided hikes, employing local hiking guides near the mountains or organized through hotels and tour agents around Bali. Generally, the hikes start in the middle of the night in order to reach the peak for sunrise. Details on these hikes can be found in guidebooks, at any tour agent, or at your resort’s activities desk. Although less known, many other hiking opportunities are available in Bali. One rewarding hike is the climb up the 1,700

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PHOTO BY INTAN TANJUNG PHOTOS BY HARY SUBASTIAN (LEFT), INTAN TANJUNG (RIGHT)

Bicycling around Bali will immerse you in the daily lives of Bali’s local villages, towns, and rural areas. You’ll pedal past rice fields, along beautiful coastlines, up volcanic flanks and through windy, lush mountains.

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Terrace Rice Fields will amaze you as you pedal around Bali

head over to Amed, Bali’s remote northeast coast. Amed offers loads of great hiking opportunities in the seaside hills that hug the coast. Amed is famed mainly for its coral reefs and for its charming little boutique resorts that dot the coves and headlands. Locals traditionally engage in fishing, farming, and salt-making. Many live in small thatched houses up in the hills. Consequently, they’ve made an intricate system of paths to get around between their houses, fields, water sources and the coast. Hiking along those local trails takes you past villages, houses, fields, cows, roosters and offer spectacular views of Bali’s north coastline. So, if you’re a proponent of eco-tourism, you’ll find plenty of that in Bali. If you’re itching to stay fit while surrounding yourself with stunning natural scenery, that’s easy to do here. Just step steps of the Pura Lempuyang Temple, near Tirtanganga and the city of Amlapura. The 7 tiers of the Lempuyang Temple are located along the steep route between the parking lot, near the base of the mountain, and the mountain peak. The route itself consists almost entirely of steep stone steps going up through a dense, damp rain forest with trees dripping in vines, ferns, and moss. At the top you’ll enjoy astounding views of nearby Mt. Agung and sweeping views all the way to both Bali’s south and north coasts. Hiking Pura Lempuyang takes about 1 hour each way. Another great hiking option is to take a guided trek in Bali’s far western Bali Barat National Park. The park’s interior is rarely visited and completely un-developed. Anyone who wants to hike in the park is required to obtain a permit and hire a fairly pricy guide to escort them. If costs aren’t a deterrent to you, hiking Bali Barat National Park can be a rewarding experience, a chance to see wildlife and a glimpse at Bali that very few people see. If you prefer independent hiking without any fees or guides,
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beyond south Bali’s tourist belt and get rolling. ■ Text by Lash

About Lash:
Lash is an American nomadic world traveler who’s been exploring Asia solo since 1998. An avid outdoor enthusiast, you’ll generally find her hiking, mountain climbing, bicycling, scuba diving and snorkeling around Asia’s bountiful natural areas. She first visited Bali in 2000, during which time she climbed all of Bali’s main peaks and cycled around the eastern half of the island. She has returned to Bali most years since then, staying 2-6 months each time. Since 2007 she has spent three 4-month stints in Amed, where she’s hiked extensively. In 2010 she completed her second bicycle circumnavigation of the island as research for her guidebook. Her guidebook now is available in print on Amazon, while its ePub, pdf, and Kindle versions are available at www.lashworldtour.com
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When you hear about North Sulawesi, one thing that might pop into your mind would be its marine attractions. But this time we will take you to Tomohon, a highland area in North Sulawesi that offers many interesting destinations worth visiting…

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Mahawu (which are still active), and Mt. Masarang (which is now inactive), surround this highland area. The last volcanic activity was seen at Mt. Lokon, which erupted last February spewing clouds of ash as high as two kilometers into the sky. The volcanic surroundings bless the city with fertile soil and cool weather, which inspired the local government to make Tomohon known as the City of Flowers. The fertile soil makes it possible to plant flowers throughout the year, and with the flowers always blossoming, the local government is ambitious to make Tomohon a city of flowers. Every year they host an iconic annual flower festival called the Tomohon Flower Festival in order to attract more tourists to the city. This
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omohon is a beautiful highland area located 22 kilometers from Manado. Before 2003 it was just a part of the Minahasa Regency, but then the status changed to a city because of its rapid development. Three volcanoes, Mt. Lokon and Mt.

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Chapel with Mt. Mahawu as its backdrop

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year the festival is planned to be held in July. But aside from flowers, this city also has a lot of other interesting attractions. Here we highlight some of them that shouldn’t be missed.

BUKIT DOA
Bukit Doa is a 39-hectare hill area built for Christian pilgrims, translated as the “Hill of Praying”. This place has 12 stopover points with a monument that remind us of the Via Dolorosa, ‘Way of Grief’ or ‘Way of Suffering, a street within the Old City of Jerusalem where Jesus walked carrying his cross on the way to his crucifixion. Other unique spiritual things in this area include a Virgin Mary statue, which was made from mountain stone and wasn’t painted, showing its great quality and details. There is also the Mahawu Amphitheater, an outdoor theater built with a Roman design that can accommodate up to 1,000 people, and a unique chapel that shows a fascinating backdrop view of Tomohon City and Mt. Mahawu called the Virgin Mary Chapel. It’s the great integration of nature, building and spiritualism that creates the synergy that makes Bukit Doa perfect as a spiritual destination where people can pray and enjoy the surrounding environment with their family. It’s also great for non-religious activities such as nature trekking and photography.

DANAU LINOUW
Danau Linouw or Linouw Lake is known for its beautiful changing Amphitheater colors. Causing by the chemical reaction of sulfur and algae, this lake turns green in the morning, yellow at noon and brown in the
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afternoon. To enter, just pay Rp. 20,000 (around US$ 2) and visitors can get a cup of local coffee and kue bagea made from sago.

BUDDHAYANA MONASTERY
The Buddhayana Monastery is a Buddhist meditation complex located on Sunge Street. It has a strong Chinese ambience with its dominant red color that attracts tourists to the area to visit this temple complex. The temple also has a Kwan Im goddess statue in the middle that used to be worshiped as a goddess of mercy and compassion. While visiting, go to the top of its eightstorey pagoda where you can see the spectacular view of Desa Kakaskasen and Mount Lokon it the distance, and don’t miss the religious ritual that is always held at 3 p.m. every Sunday.

WOLOAN
Woloan is known as an area where the local people produce traditional knockdown Minahasa wooden houses made from coconut wood. This tall house doesn’t require a single nail to Virgin Mary Statue assemble, and is known to be earthquake resistant. In the past, people used to keep pigs beneath the house, but now in modern

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The Buddhayana Monastery is a Buddhist meditation complex located on Sunge Street. It has a strong Chinese ambience with its dominant red color that attracts tourists to take a visit to this temple complex.
times most of the people use the area as a garage. A small house has one bedroom, while the big ones can have up to six. Most of these Woloan wooden houses are exported overseas.

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Go to the Galilea restaurant for the best pork ribs in town! A full meal of steamed rice, pork ribs, brenebon soup and vegetables cost you only Rp. 20,000 (USD $2) The Heng Mien Restaurant (Restoran Heng Mien) or Tinoor serves famous Minahasan cuisine such as RW, Paniki, Pangi, Sayor Pait, Acar, and many more. Unfortunately these restaurants are located outside the town on Jalan Raya Tomohon, on the way to Manado. To get here you can charter a mikrolet, which fares start from Rp. 75,000 per trip, or ask the hotel to arrange transport for you. If you want a humble homemade meal you can eat at the Ekonomi Restaurant that has branches all over Tomohon. Manadonese cuisine is usually hot and spicy, and considered as the spiciest among the Indonesian cuisines. For friendlier foods try Bubur Manado, a vegetarian porridge made from corn, yam, carrots and watercress, or Brenebon soup, a kidney bean clear soup. Finish your meal with Nasi Kuning (turmeric yellowed rice) and Perkedel Milo (fried corn and flour mixed), Pork Bakpau, pork meat in soft bun for afternoon snack and don’t to forget to try the klappertaart, or coconut tart. This sweet and typical North Sulawesi dessert is a treat to remember.

TOMOHON MARKET
Take a visit to Tomohon’s traditional market. Like any other traditional market in Indonesia, the Tomohon market is busy from early dawn until noon. Smell the smoked Cakalang fish sold in many stalls, as the Manadonese eat cakalang pampies
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USEFUL TIPS AND FACTS TO VISIT TOMOHON
Shops, restaurants and business centers are closed on Sunday morning because most of the Tomohon people go to church, but they open later in the afternoon.

HOW TO GET THERE:
Taking a taxi from the Sam Ratulangi Airport in Manado will cost Smoke Cakalang Fish you Rp. 125,000,- (USD 13) one way. Choose the Blue Bird Taxi or another credible taxi company. The Mikrolet or angkot (short for angkutan kota or city transportation) are the light blue Mitsubishi (shredded tuna) with everything and sometimes mix it with sambal (chili sauce). They’re also known to love extreme meats including bats, bats wings, white tree mice, snakes and also dogs, so if you want to challenge yourself to try these extreme meats, visiting this traditional market could become a very interesting thing. They cook these animals for hours with lots of herbs and make the food so spicy so you wouldn’t believe that they use the meat of the animals mentioned above.
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Colts and can be found everywhere going to various destinations. They operate on set routes with established fares, but also can be chartered when they are empty. Some mikrolets are equipped with a small TV, CD or music player, with comfortable seats. All regular routes start and end in the main terminal, called Terminal Beriman. Try the Bendi (horse carriage) as another option for transportation in downtown Tomohon. See you in Tomohon! ■ Text and photos by Victoria Wenas

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Navigating South East Asia’s style Mecca, there is no way to exclude Jakarta. Having progressive young designers, this city offers surprising styles, fresh yet unique when it comes to fashion.
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n my recent trip to Plaza Indonesia and Grand Indonesia in Jakarta, I observed a group of young talents showcasing

ago. The after-five cocktail dresses with bouffant hairstyles are gradually changing into a more casual mode with a whole new bold attitude but still with a twist, but easier and more comfortable to wear, How does this new designer generation throw away the old school style and adapt to the new international tastes more openly? Here are seven innovative Jakarta fashion labels that talk about their source of inspiration, their struggles, and the direction of our global style market. The brands we’re presenting here are Cotton Ink, Geulis, Hunting Fields, KLÉ, Monday to Sunday, soe.hoe | no’om | no’mi and The Balletcats. Cotton Ink has a casual, minimal, and comfortable style pioneered

their super-stylish creations in shops inside these shopping complexes. The style looked very ‘surprising’ and ‘unexpected’, successfully drawing my attention and making me wonder how those might look when they’re being worn. Most of the items resemble street styles, grunge or punk; but of course with the designer’s creative skill they look rather tasteful than wasteful. You will notice the difference in ‘glamour’ these days compared to years

PHOTOS COURTESY OF COTTON INK (LEFT PAGE), RIGHT PAGE PHOTOS (CLOCKWISE) COURTESY OF GEULIS, GEULIS SHOP AND SHOES PHOTOS BY DIAZ.

STYLES LIKE TEEN SPIRITS

Collections of Geulis

KLÉ: I am a very emotional person who tends to put my feelings through the concept of every collection I make. THE BALLETCATS: I’ve been drawing since I was little with the help of my father who is an architect. For me being a designer is like being a TV commercial director and an artsy film director. Tell me about your brand, what is it all about? COTTON INK: It’s about creating simplicity yet comfort for stylish people. Cotton Ink creates casual clothing with a twist - in which many of our products by Carline Darjanto & Ria Sarwono, Geulis with their chic, current, wearable style is developed by Marysia Winarta & Imelda Hudiyono, Hunting Fields offers a classic, elegant, and sophisticated look created by Raiki Pasya, KLÉ shows fresh, free spirit, and bold designs by Kleting Titis Wigati, Monday To Sunday appears with a playful, adventurous, and functional look designed by Mellyun Xing & Dita Addlecoat, soe.hoe | no’om | no’mi describes a unique, hip, yet affordable style by Soetjipto Hoeijaja, and The Balletcats is inspired by cats with a satirical and wise style from Jordan Marzuki. Tell me about yourself as a designer, and describe it explicitly. are convertible. A Cotton Ink woman is a confident woman that believes that she should wear the clothes, not the opposite. HUNTING FIELDS: We offer bold cutting and structural patterns with twist. In my design, I’m greatly inspired by everyday moments such as traveling, culinary, etc. KLÉ: It could be perceived as minimalist but the details and twists give it a fullbodied feeling. Some people may consider it chic, yet its edginess is palpable. It also has a masculine cut with some touches of feminine fabrics. KLÉ’s fresh yet bold easyto-wear designs are intended to appeal to self-assured individual who are nonconformist when it comes to expressing their own personal style.

SOE.HOE | NO’OM | NO’MI: Our style is all about “basic with a twist,” and each season me and my team challenge ourselves by selecting things that surround us to inspire our design; it could be art, music, people, stories or lifestyle trends. THE BALLETCATS: I created the world of “The Balletcats” to fulfill my own statements. My work is a constant portrayal of cherished and violent situations packaged in a comical way. When did it all begin and most importantly, how did it all begin? COTTON INK: It happened spontaneously when we met again after college. We thought, “How about we create a clothing brand that embodies less is more”? Then it came to us - we could create shawls -which was a big hit and is still a best seller until now. Afterwards we created collections, and were chosen as the Best Innovative Local Brand in Cleo 2010, which is one of our milestones so far. GEULIS: It began in 2008. I and my other two friends had wanted to create a ready-to-wear label that mostly used traditional fabrics (batik, tenun, ikat, lurik, etc). At that point there wasn’t any indication that batik would be booming. We simply chose to go with this concept because we wanted to do a label inspired
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by a collection of batik materials owned by our grandmothers. We saw batik fabrics that were no longer used and just kept in the closet. And so we thought, why not make something wearable, something we can use everyday like a simple blouse or dress. We started our research, made trips to Jogja, Solo, Cirebon to find the right traditional fabrics to use, and everything started from there. MONDAY TO SUNDAY: Our first collection was launched in September 2009. It started with a casual talk and our love to design clothes that had a connection between a form of ready to wear, spontaneously building up a brand, sketching, finding fabrics, stating the visions, missions and the rest goes on. What’s the core, what’s the identity you’re carrying through your brand? GEULIS: We want to keep embedding the idea to preserve traditional fabrics as part of our everyday life, so people can wear these clothes not only for weddings or for work. HUNTING FIELDS: Producing the best craftsmanship of ready to wear women’s clothes that have the same quality and look of renowned international brands. When you obtained your ‘signature style’ did you think it would be accepted by the global market? Was there the slight consideration that your ideas may not be accepted by the Indonesian fashionholics? COTTON INK: At first we thought that fashion in Indonesia was too saturated with the ‘more is more’ concept, that’s why we tried to grab another market. We also thought that perhaps our market could no accept our vision, so we just kept a minimal stock at first. But it turns out that people loved it - we were so relieved and happy! HUNTING FIELDS: I design clothes for women who want to look beautiful and
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pretty, therefore I strongly believe that with that idea supported with good quality production my designs would be received well by both local and international fashionholics. MONDAY TO SUNDAY: There’s always a market for casual clothes that have basic yet quirky details, so we are positive about the global market but we needed to know exactly what they wanted and when. Fashion people in Indonesia, especially in Jakarta, are more open-minded towards style, trends, and lifestyle nowadays. They enjoy new ideas and a range of diversity, which is great, so we have to keep up with that and make sure that our ideas of fashion will be accepted in any area. SOE.HOE|NO’OM|NO’MI: I would say that soe.hoe|no’om|no’mi is not for everyone; our creative design twists might be too hard for a conventional dresser to swallow. Our core audience tends to be people in art-related fields like advertising, music, entertainment and design. THE BALLETCATS: The market issue between Indonesia and global is not that steep. Many Indonesians love things about overseas. When creating something, we never have consideration of what would be happen if it’s not accepted by this and

that, because there’s always an advantage even in the lowest situation. Where do you do your production? Any difficulty in certain departments? HUNTING FIELDS: Jakarta. Our problem mostly is about who is in charge of production and maintaining the availability SOE.HOE | NO’OM | NO’MI: Jakarta and Bali. It’s quite hard to find the right people to do the production, because most of them are quite ’laid back’. We need to be patient to explain and give them courage most of the time. We lack discipline and a system that enable us to grow our businesses successfully on the region or world stage. THE BALLETCATS: My production is based in Bandung. The main problem nowadays is the cotton crisis, which affects the production cost significantly, but we always want to maintain our price. Any expectation for your brand development? HUNTING FIELDS: I would really like to have my brand expanding in the international fashion scene. I found it quite hard to penetrate the overseas market right now for lack of networking
LEFT PAGE PHOTO COURTESY OF HUNTING FIELDS, RIGHT PAGE PHOTOS (CLOCKWISE) COURTESY OF KLE, BALLETCATS, MONDAY TO SUNDAY, AND LEVEL ONE SHOP PHOTO BY DIAZ.

of suitable fabric stock for the product.

Clockwise photo: Collection of KLÉ, Balletcats, Monday to Sunday, Store of Level One

opportunity and also support from interrelated parties. We have so many talented local designers and brands from Indonesia that should be exposed to the world, especially within the Asia region. MONDAY TO SUNDAY: Yes. We need to maintain our sustainability, productivity, and basically everything that we have to keep running and improving. If we stop then everything will be a waste. THE BALLETCATS: I really want my brand to be accepted by all ages and status; from toddlers to grandparents, from construction workers to white-collar
PHOTOS COURTESY OF KLE (TOP LEFT), BALLETCATS (TOP RIGHT), LEVEL ONE (BOTTOM LEFT), MONDAY TO SUNDAY (BOTTOM RIGHT)

workers, and especially for all cat lovers. Do you have any future plans to change Indonesia’s fashion direction? –if yes, tell us how you’re going to go about it. COTTON INK: The mainstream in Indonesian fashion now is ‘less is more’. Many new brands now apply this concept in their style. We are so happy being part of it, because if you stand alone, it will be difficult to survive. MONDAY TO SUNDAY: As we look now, fashion in Indonesia is growing rapidly, so we prefer to analyze the growth and the changes then we will wait for them to surprise us. Que sera sera. What do you think about fashion in Indonesia pre and post your brand’s existence? GEULIS: We used to struggle to get recognition and appreciation, but now that a lot of new local brands are blossoming everywhere, it makes it easier to grow. Since then people have become more open in the way they dress, so this challenges us to always be creative. We give different options to people, so they won’t always have to go to the same shops (like Zara/Mango/Top Shop) for clothes. KLÉ: Before I launched my brand there were too many sequins, beadings, embroideries, and embellishments. It was too much, so at the beginning I stood up as one among the few designers who made a ready to wear collection. Since 2009, there have been more and more independent designers in Indonesia. So it’s good; we have fresher, cooler and more stylish choices when it comes to fashion. SOE.HOE | NO’OM | NO’MI: First and foremost, Indonesia needs to erase the old perception that we offer only cheap copy products. Instead, we have to point out that now Jakarta offers a variety of styles and quality, including local designer brands that are original and creative.
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Collection of NO’OM | NO’MI

COTTON INK The Goods Dept. - Plaza Indonesia, Jakarta, EST plus and Widely Project - Bandung, ORE Store – Surabaya www.cottonink-shop.com GEULIS Level One & Alun Alun - Grand Indonesia, Metro Pondok Indah Mall – Jakarta, Happy Go Lucky & Widely Project – Bandung HUNTING FIELDS Level One - Grand Indonesia, Debenhams Senayan City, Jakarta, The Grand Palace at Grand City Mall - Surabaya, Widely Project and How does your market accept your design and creativity? THE BALLETCATS: It’s lucky enough that we live in the era of the internet and social media. The world is full of unpredictable market activity, but social media helps us to anticipate what the market demands. Sometimes it’s hard to stay creative with the current markets, but if you want to keep up with good business you have to sacrifice your own idealism sometimes. What intrigued you so that you decided to be one of Indonesia style makers? GEULIS: We wanted to share our ideas of fashion, what can be worn and what can be explored: cute prints, weird edgy cuttings, textured fabrics, fabric combinations etc. We’re trying to deliver all this in the designs so people can also feel what we feel. Share with us what are the ‘key pieces’ from your collection; what are the must-have items you can recommend to us? MONDAY TO SUNDAY: Striped printed
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Happy Go Lucky Concept Store – Bandung www.huntingfields.blogspot.com KLÉ Level One - Grand Indonesia, Widely Project and Happy Go Lucky Concept Store – Bandung www.iamkle.com MONDAY TO SUNDAY Level One - Grand Indonesia, The Goods Dept – Plaza Indonesia, Debenhams Senayan City, Jakarta, top, bright summer jacket, the black classic blazer, maxi dresses and semi-fit jodhpur pants SOE.HOE | NO’OM | NO’MI: Crabby pattern on t-shirts, jackets, skirts and scarves that we present in a new color palette of light grey, whites with a mix of leather, feather and studs. THE BALLETCATS: The bestselling “The Man with His Words” series. In this series you can find typographical designs related to felines/cats. ■ Text by Diaz THE BALLETCATS The Goods Dept – Plaza Indonesia, 21 Concept Store – Bali www.theballetcats.com SOE.HOE | NO’OM | NO’MI Level One - Grand Indonesia, Widely Project – Bandung, Satu Beach Walk – Bali
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CATCHING THE FISH FESTIVAL
Join in the unique cultural festival in the northernmost side of Indonesia, where every year the local people of Talaud Island host a fishing festival called Mene’e, where they gather to catch fish using coconut leaves (tuwo) and forest ropes (pundagi) during the highest tide and the lowest tide at the end of the full moon in May. This tradition was first held in the 16th century after a tsunami hit Kakorotan Island. This year the festival will be held in Intata Island on May 22-23, and will start by spreading the net while the elderly people cast a spell to call the fish (Mangiape) to come to the Mene’e area and give the sign to start the festival. budpar_talaud@yahoo.com www.disbudparsulut.com

OISHI NE....
If you’re feeling like Japanese this month, don’t miss the Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta’s latest promotion. From May 14 until June 16, experience Japanese’s most delightful dishes at the Nishimura Restaurant including Kani Nabe (Crab Hot Pot) from Hokkaido, Miso Katsu (Deep-Fried Chicken Cutlet with Miso Sauce) from Nagoya and Zunda Mochi (Sweet Green Bean Rice Cakes) from Miyagi in their Japanese Food Festival promotion. After that, extend your culinary journey with their unique tea infused with mocktails such as Summer Shower, Colombo Glacier and Lanka Sunset at Shangri-La’s Lobby Lounge. This terrific Tea Mocktail selection is available throughout the month. Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta, Kota BNIJl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 1, Jakarta (62-21) 304-884-43, www.shangri-la.com

TOKEN OF GRATITUDE
Santika Indonesia Hotels & Resorts held an appreciation night for their customers, corporate and media. This event was held on April 11 and took place at Santika Premiere Hotel Jakarta’s poolside. With ‘Exotic Indonesia’ as their theme, they featured the exotic side of Indonesia through a stage decoration using bamboo and wood, and displayed a sampan in the pool. Several awards were given during the ceremony, including to Bali & Beyond, which proudly received the award as one of the “Best Supporting Media 2011”. www.santika.com
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GET SET, GO!
Bintan Triathlon Festival heads into its eighth year and this year the race will be on for two days, May 26 and 27. There will be races in three categories, Olympic Distance, Sprint Distance and Kids & Youth Distance on wide, smooth, undulating roads, taking in the lush greenery of the Nirwana Gardens and Ria Bintan, with wide views of the Lagoi Reservoir and the vibrant Pasar Ole Ole market. Triathletes will also swim in the clear blue water of the South China Sea off the picturesque beach of Nirwana Gardens, and run through the lush greenery and scenic beaches of Nirwana Gardens to a palm tree studded finishing straight. Registration will close on May 20. www.bintantriathlon.com

ABOUT FOOD AND FASHION
The Jakarta Fashion and Food Festival 2012 is back, and this time it will be held from May 12-27 at Summarecon Kelapa Gading. Themed ‘Innofashion’, this year’s festival will include the Kampoeng Tempo Doeloe Festival, the Wine & Cheese Festival, and a fashion show with Indonesia’s best designers including from IPMI, APPMI, Esmod Fashion College, and many more. There will also be a show by DEKRANASDA Bali (National Craft Department) presenting Bali’s Ancient Bordir Endek Songket, a performance by the Singkawang Regency of West Kalimantan, as well as several awards given in categories including Gading Model Search, GMS Kids Category, Gading Beauty Awards, and also Gading Fashion Entrepreneurship Awards. www.jfff.info

AND THE BEST LEADERS ARE...
Honoring the leaders behind Indonesia’s tourism Industry, a new and prestigious event was held to recognize the business leaders who have demonstrated leadership excellence in the Indonesian travel tourism industry and have contributed to its growth and development. The event was held at the JW Marriott Jakarta on March 29, announcing the 18 winning leaders with an exquisite Gala Dinner. Attending the event were 250 leaders and tourism personalities from all across Indonesia. www.itblawards.rajamice.com
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ART OF PILGRIMAGE
Danes Art Veranda will present a painting exhibition by I Ketut Suwidiarta from May 11 to May 25. Suwidiarta is a Balinese artist whose art is inspired by Indian culture and the wisdom of Bali. With the theme of “Ziarah Rupa”, Suwidiarta wants to remind us to overcome our greed and to reduce our exploitation scale in a humorous way. This exhibition will be officially opened on May 11 at 7 p.m. at Danes Art Veranda, and available to visit daily from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Danes Art Veranda, Jl. Hayam Wuruk No. 159, Denpasar (0361) 242-659 thegallery@popodanes.com

GREETING BALI
Don’t miss another spectacular highlight in May as the Hard Rock Cafe Bali announces a performance of Vertical Horizon on its stage on May 3, organized by Original Production. This American alternative rock band formed in 1991 will greet their fans in Bali as part of their Vertical Horizon Indonesia Tour 2012.. They will perform their hit singles from previous albums including their most popular singles ‘You’re A God’, ‘Everything You Want’ and ‘Best I Ever Had (Grey Sky Morning)’. Entrance tickets are available at Rp. 350,000. Hard Rock Cafe Bali Jalan Pantai Kuta, Banjar Pande Mas, Kuta (0361) 755-661, www.hardrock.com/bali www.tommypratama.com

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SWING FOR AID
New Kuta Golf and R.O.L.E Foundation are hosting the Bali World Cup Charity Golf Tournament to raise funds for many important programs and projects for the local community and environments of the Bukit and Southern Bali. With this event, the golfers can join in a movement to give back to the community by swinging their clubs for fun and the environment. This golf tournament will be held on May 19. New Kuta Golf & Golf Link Resorts Indonesia, Jalan Raya Uluwatu, Kawasan Pecatu Indah Resort, Pecatu, Jimbaran, (0361) 848-1333 www.newkutagolf.com

HOSPITALITY PHOTOGRAPHY
Students of the Hotel Administration Program of the Bali Tourism Institute 2008 will host a photography event called ‘Bali Funia Rally Photography & Seminar by Deniek G. Sukarya and Dewandra Djelantik’. As part of the event, there will be a rally photography competition that will take place in Sanur on May 6 where the participants have the chance to win total prize Rp. 10 million. The winners will be announced at the Photography Seminary on May 12 that will take place at Gedung Widaytula, Sekolah Tinggi Pariwisata in Nusa Dua. Two of Indonesia’s famous photographers, Deniek G. Sukarya and Dewandra Djelantik, will serve as the key note speakers bringing topics ‘Travel Photography’ and ‘Hotel and Villa Photoshoot from A to Z’ on the seminary. Both of the events are open to the public with admission Rp. 100,000 for the competition and Rp. 150,000 for the seminar. Sekolah Tinggi Pariwisata Nusa Dua Jalan Darmawangsa, Kampial, 081-246-578-817 (Widya) 081-239-893-392 (Winda), 087-860-668-349 (Novi)

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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.

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

Maxi Hotel & Spa
The Maxi Hotel & Spa is situated in the heart of Bali’s shopping and nightlife district. Centrally located, the property offers an ideal base for visitors wishing to explore Bali while keeping all the island’s best shops, bars, restaurants and beaches within easy walking distance. Hotel facilities and services include restaurant, bar, meeting room, massage and spa, room service, swimming pool with Jacuzzi, children’s pool, laundry and dry cleaning service, airport pickup and transfer, snack bar, tour desk, doctor on call, free car park, baby sitter upon request, broadband internet connection, major credit cards accepted, individually controlled air-conditioning, local and IDD telephone, satellite TV, daily mineral water, private bathroom with bathtub and shower, mini bar, personal electronic safe deposit, tea & coffee maker. The balcony overlooking the swimming pool and landscaped tropical garden offers a private area for relaxing. The hotel is less than 15 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport; 20 minutes drive to Denpasar, 30 minutes from Sanur, Nusa Dua and within 45 minutes drive to the artistic centre of Ubud and about 350 meters from Bali’s famous Kuta Beach.

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

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A NIGHT TO REMEMBER
Conrad Bali celebrated its 8th anniversary on April 11 on its Ocean Garden venue. During this occasion, they also introduced newly appointed General Manager, Jean-Sebastien Klin, replacing previous General Manager, Michael J. Burchett. This event was attended by Bali’s travel agents, airlines and media. www.conradbali.com

FULL THROTTLE
The Hotel Public Relations Association (H3) held an election for their new board for 2012-2014 at the Hotel Borobudur Jakarta last April. The election results saw the incumbent Fransiska Kansil, Director of Communication of the Hotel Borobudur Jakarta / Discovery Hotels & Resort, appointed Chairwoman for the third time. The rest of the newly elected board is as follows : T. Marlene Danusutedjo, Director of PR Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta as Vice Chairwoman, Imuthia Yanindra, PR Manager Pullman Jakarta Central Park as Treasurer, and Ari Eka Putri, PR Manager Harris Hotel & Conventions Kelapa Gading as Secretary.

ONE BLOOD ONE LOVE
Adhi Jaya Sunset Hotel conducted its first social activity of a blood donation program last March. The hotel hopes that this social program will be able to help others and they can continue this regularly in the future. www.adhijayasunsethotel.com

BLISSFUL EXPERIENCE
The 5th annual Bali Spirit Festival has successfully concluded in Ubud, and everyone who joined got high from the blissful experience. This festival is a melting pot for people coming from all over the world to celebrate days full of yoga, dance, music and experience. This event was held from March 28 to April 1. www.balispiritfestival.com

SURF TO THE TOP
Mustofa Jeksen took the win over Made Awan in the Open Division at the Oakley Pro 2012 at Canggu. The final score showed Mustofa ahead by just under a single point, 11.50 points to Awan’s 10.75, with Awan needing a 5.85 score to take the win and bring home the winner’s check of Rp 15 million (approximately $1,650 USD) and the 3,000 Coca-Cola ISC championship points. The Master’s Division results saw Ketut Juliarta winning and Wayan Budiasa in second place. See more at www.isctour.com and www.oakleyindoniesia.com
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FUN UNDER THE STARS
Fueled, Energized and Recharged! We all enjoyed our most famous Recharge Night, a hospitality industry party, with the great hospitality of the Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort on April 14. This Recharge Night was fabulous, as all guests were fully entertained by uplifting DJ and dance performances as well as a fashion show. Thank you to all of our sponsors who made this party happen, and thanks also to all of our guests for coming to attend the party. See you at the next Recharge Night!

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SKAL INTERNATIONAL BALI
An International Association of Travel and Tourism Professionals Doing Business Among Friends

TWO GREAT SKAL EVENTS DEFY HEIGHTS AND SUPERSTITION
Skal Bali members and guests met twice in the last month; on Tuesday March 27, rooftop at the 101 Legian and Friday the 13 at the Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa. On March 27, the spacious rooftop bar at The 101 Legian was the ideal site for an early evening celebration of our Bali club becoming the fourth largest Skal club in the world. Three hours of friendship and joy with Canapes and Cocktails galore. Dewi Mas Bloem and her team hosted a fantastic evening. Barely two weeks later Reto Torriani and his team at the Nusa Dua Beach proved Friday the 13 is our lucky day with a sumptuous lunch featuring Maguro Salad, Crispy Shrimp, BBQ Wagu beef and a dessert to die for served by a cheerful people in incredibly beautiful seaside setting. It was a memorable month SKAL BALI’S 185 MEMBERS MEET MONTHLY AT THE BEST VENUES. 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 Skal club and Fourth largest worldwide
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Membership and Information - contact our Secretariat Manager Gede Juwena, Telephone: 7840212 email: gede@skalbali.com; www.skalbali.com

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

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

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

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INFOINDEX
AIRLINES
■ AIRPORT OPERATOR: Tel: (0361) 751-011 ■ CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS: Wisthi Sabha Building, 2nd Floor Ngurah Rai International Aiprort Call Centre: 0804-1-888888 ■ CONTINENTAL MICRONESIA: Tel: (0361) 768-358, Fax: (0361) 768-369 ■ ROYAL BRUNEI: Tel: (0361) 757-292 ■ SINGAPORE AIRLINES: Jl. I Gusti Ngurah Rai, Airport Tel: (0361) 936-8388, Fax: (0361) 936-8383 ■ 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. No Fiscal tax-exempt to pay for Indonesian and expatriates holding KITAS for International departure. 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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