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BaliSavvyThe Official American Express Guide to the IslandBaliSavvyBali for Families Bali for FamiliesBali for Families Bali for FamiliesThe Kunja Villas and spaJl Lebak Sari No 8 Kerobokan Bali I T 62 361 733 130 I F 62 361 733 128 I [email protected] I www.thekunja.comThe Kunja Villas & Spa is located in Balis upscale Seminyak area just a few minutes stroll from one of the islands most famous stretches of golden sand beaches and numerous ne dining restaurants and shopping boutiques. The Kunja features 18 fully serviced villas; secluded from the outside world and offers friends, couples and families the comforts of home with all the luxurious amenities and services of a ve star hotel. 10183 Bali Savvy Ad 01.indd 1 9/3/10 9:55 AMBALIS BEST DEALS FOR AMERICAN EXPRESS CARDMEMBERSFOR MORE GREAT DEALS, SEE AMERICAN EXPRESS SELECTSSM OFFERS ON P.78THE KUNJA VILLAS AND SPAComforts of home with the amenities of a fve-star hotel.10% savings on internet rates Complimentary one-hour massage for minimum 3-night stayReturn airport transfer, complimentary drop within lo- cal area, daily breakfast, free use of in-villa internet T. +62 361 733 130 | E. [email protected] BALI, Br. Silayukti, Kerobokan Luxurious villas inspired by traditional indonesian art and decor.40% savings on published rates 20% savings on total food bill one complimentary meal voucher for Plataran Bali Beach Bale, Echo Beach , Canggu T. +62 361 411 388 | E. [email protected] TUgU BALI, Canggu Romantic boutique hotel by the beach.20% savings on published rates 20% savings on total food bill at Bale sutra 10% savings on total food bill at Tugu Dining 10% savings on treatments at Waroeng Djamoe spa T. +62 361 731 701 | E. [email protected] CANDIDASA RESoRT & SPA Beachside resort in East Bali.40% savings on published rates incl. 15 minutes wel- come massage and entitlement to join resort activities15% savings on total food bill at garpu Restaurant T. +62 363 41974 | E. [email protected] Island-Wide Travel, Leisure, Dining & Shopping Offers with American Express.BOUTI QUE HOTELS AND V I L L ASThe Samaya l Seminyak - BaliJl. Laksamana, Seminyak Bali 80361Ph: +62 361 731 149, Fax: +62 361 731 203E-mail: [email protected] Samaya l Ubud - BaliBanjar Baung, Desa Sayan, Ubud 80571,ph: +62 361 973 606, Fax: +62 361 973 610E-mail: [email protected] Kayana l Seminyak - BaliJl. Raya Petitenget Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta UtaraPh: +62 361 847 6628, Fax: +62 361 847 6633E-mail: [email protected] Royal Collection is a unique brand of villa living, featuring three world-class properties: The Kayana, The Samaya Seminyak and The Samaya Ubud. Set within beautiful tropical gardens on Seminyak Beach and the Ayung River, each property combines a unique ambience with a luxurious touch in products and services.With a private plunge pool, spa and full butler service, these private boutique villas offer a secluded sanctuary for our most discerning guests.RESERVATION CENTRE : Ph: (62-21) 270 00 27, Fax: (62-21) 270 0350, E-mail: [email protected] I NG LUX UR Y T O A NE W L E V E L6 | BaliSavvyFRom ThE PuBLishERDear valued american Express Cardmembers,Continuing our longtime commitment to promoting Bali as the best place to visit on holiday*, we are delighted to present Bali Savvy, the offcial american Express guide to Bali. This bimonthly guidebook will pave the way for more information about enticing attractions and exciting activities at Balis main tourist destinations. as a complete guidebook, it undoubtedly has the potential to assist the government in promoting Bali as a major tourist destination for both domestic and international also guides you to many fne hotels, restaurants, retail outlets, and spas that willingly accept your american Express Card. in this edition, we have also handpicked an array of attractive savings and privileges that are available across the island through the american Express selectssm program. so, indulge yourself with the Card whilst you are in Bali and you will fnd memories that are crafted every day! sincerely,PT Bank Danamon indonesia, Tbk.* as voted by 2011 Destinasian Readers Choice awards; also voted one of The Worlds Best islands 2010 by Travel + Leisure magazine. PT Bank Danamon indonesia, Tbk. (Danamon) is a leading private bank in indonesia and, effective sep-tember 1, 2006, has become the sole issuer and acquirer of the american Express Cards in indonesia under an independent operator agreement.KABAR mEDIAPT sentra aktiftas jakarta jl. kemang selatan viii, 67k jakarta 12730, indonesiaEditorjan [email protected]:Pratiwi sasotyajeane seahAdvertising & Promotions:scorpio arie [email protected] Projects:avi [email protected] +6281908285032Welcome to the second edition of Bali Savvy, the offcial american Express guide to one of the worlds favorite islands. Every two months, we aim to bring you fresh information, images, and ideas to inspire you for your next visit, in a compact guide that will be a trusted Bali travel companion on every trip.We look forward to hearing about your experiences, whether as business or leisure travelers, as well as your thoughts on stories youd like to see within Bali Savvy throughout 2011, and the best deals that youve enjoyed while on the road. so do drop us a line, and in the meantime, enjoy Bali!kabarmediacontents+

From family-friendly resorts to jungle camps and cultural outings (p.11)

a selection of galleries in which to explore the regions vibrant creativity (p.72)SAVVY GUIDESlistings by area, from accommodation and activities to food and drink (p.16) This editions American Express SelectsSM Offers (p.78)FRom ThE EDiToRsIMAGES (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT) COURTESY OF: KARMA KANDARA, GREEN CAMP, KOMANEKA GALLERY,COMO SHAMBHALA ESTATE, MADE WIJAYA.Bali for FamiliesBali Savvy Edition 2, 2011CorbisExperiencing Bali with your family is an opportunity for adventure, exploration, and memorable moments... Bali for FamiliesDelivered directly to the homes of preferred american Express Card-members in the region, Bali savvy is also available at select venues in Bali, to catch the eye of savvy travelers while on the road.BaliSavvyThe Official American Express Guide to the IslandBaliSavvythe Beach issueThe Official American Express Guide to the IslandBaliSavvyGreatGetawaysThe Official American Express Guide to the IslandBaliSavvySeminyak InsidersBali has long been an island of inspiration for visitors: from designers to hoteliers, entrepreneurs, restaurateurs, and a multitude of others who come here to release their creative energies. Bali Savvy taps into some of that inspiration by showcasing the dynamic and vibrant Bali lifestyle, giving access to the best of whats on offer on this trendsetting island.FOR MORE INFORMATION, E-MAIL BALI SAVVY: [email protected] Official American Express Guide to the IslandBaliSavvyThe Ultimate Party Guideyour savvy travel companion12 | BaliSavvy BaliSavvy | 13One golden rule of any successful fami-ly vacation is to ensure that the different generations get to spend some quality time apart as well as together. In Bali, there are a multitude of activities and services on offer to ensure that every-one has a holiday to remember.Family-Friendly Hotels Four Seasons Bali at Jimbaran Bay ( has a super-vised Kids For All Seasons programme for ages 2 to 12, while the Family Es-cape Itinerary allows you to make the most of your family time by exploring the culture and natural beauty of Bali. The Nikko and I program ensures that junior guests at Nikko Bali Resort and Spa ( are set to get pampered while staying in the resorts recently refurbished, vibrantly colored Family Room or Family Suite, Outdoors, Above: Karma Kandaras Three Monkeys kids club ( organises stimulating activities and excursions for kids aged 2-11, and also encourages teenagers and families to join in.Clockwise, from left: The Bali Bird Park in Gianyar (www. provides sanctuary to almost 1000 birds of 250 different species; kids enjoying the Nikko and I program (; exploring the rice fields at the Green Schools Green Camp ( fun of the Jungle Camp awaits, with activities from arts and crafts to wall climbing. Meanwhile, Starwood has created an SPG Kids Pass that allows children aged 12 and younger of Star-wood Preferred Guest members to en-joy a variety of all-inclusive dining op-tions at participating restaurants in the Westin Resort. And at the Hard Rock Hotel, the young ones not only get to stay in rockin kids suites but also have exclusive parent-free access to the Tabu venue (for more information see p. 27 of this issue, or visit online).oUtside aCtiVitiesThe Bali Bird Park ( has the largest and finest collection of Indonesian birds in the world plus fantastic birds from Africa and South America. The adjacent Rimba Reptile 14 | BaliSavvyDandelion (pictured, has bright, smart collec-tions for boys and girls with plenty of mix-and-match items, and has stores in both Seminyak and Ubud.Also worth checking out: Indigo Kids ( Kids A Go Go ( Girl ( To The Moon ( The Elephant Safari Park ( is a 25-room safari-style lodge which offers guests the opportunity to interact, feed, ride, observe, learn, play and stay with 29 beautiful Sumatran elephants, one of the rarest species of elephants in the world today.Park holds one of Indonesias rarest and most extensive collections of rep-tiles and amphibians, with more than 181 specimens. Bali Safari and Ma-rine Park ( is home to more than 50 species, including the Sumatran elephant, Suma-tran tiger, white tiger, leopard, komodo dragon and cheetah. When it comes to watersports, its best in the northwest: Menjangan Island is a marine national park and one of the nicest places in Bali for snorkeling and diving (see p. 71). Northeast Bali is also popular for snorkeling and diving, with some interesting underwater wrecks in Tulamben and Amed. South of Amed and close to Candi Dasa is Pasir Putih (White Sand Beach) which is also good for snorkeling.Check each area section of Bali Savvy for more family activities.16 | BaliSavvySEMINYAKBaliSavvy | 17SEmINYAKCHIC CHARISMATo step into Seminyak is to step out of typical Bali; this hip hub is more comparable to international play-grounds such as Ibiza, with its dazzling variety of res-taurants, bars, clubs, boutique designer stores, cutting edge art galleries, and a crowd that keeps up the tempo from morning to night and back into the morning again. Above all, Seminyak is about indulgence. A typical Seminyak day begins and concludes by the sea, with forays into the areas shops and eateries in between. Sunsets are striking, and can be savored from many venues along the beach, while an ever-increasing number of restaurants and bars await discovery along Jl. Oberoi and Jl. Petitenget.TIPS FoR FAmILIESgo horseriding on the beach ( om restaurant by the sea in Canggu for organic food and sunday morning kids activities (+62 361 9604121)make a daytrip to Bali Butterfy Park in Tabanan (+62 361 814282)spend a family-friendly sunday by the kiddies pool at ku De TaPRivaTE viLLas, unPaRaLLELD sERviCETHE KAYANAOver a number of years now, The Royal Collection has consolidated its posi-tion and reputation for excellence in Balis high-end hotel sector. The Royal Collection is a unique brand of villa living, featuring the world-class proper-ties The Samaya and The Kayana. Each property is designed to epitomize luxurious living, featuring the private villa concept, set amid lush greenery, and offering unparalleled privacy. Since opening in 2007, The Kayana has become one of the preferred villas in Seminyak, boasting a reputation for quality accommodation at agreeable rates. Well-appointed interiors and chic contemporary dcor combine with pri-vate facilities to create a luxurious home away from home. What sets The Kaya-na apart is the unparalleled level of service, with its on-call team of discreet yet attentive butlers taking care of the visitors every need. For many guests, Ayur Spa is a highlight of The Kayana experience, where trained therapists deliver high-quality massages, scrubs and other wellness treatments in an in-timate spa setting. Guests staying at The Samaya Seminyak or The Kayana will find them-selves right in the heart of Balis famous Seminyak area, which hosts some of the islands most famous restaurants and trendiest nightlife.thekayana.com18 | BaliSavvy BaliSavvy | 19savvYSEMINYAKKENDRA GALLERYJI. Drupadi No. 88BT: +62 361 736 628 www.kendragallery.comThe Lines That Remind Me Of You, an exhibition of Agung Kurniawans works (painting, video, and installation), opens on 23 April 2011. During the 1990s, the artist viewed art as a resistance media: today he also uses art as therapy. This exhibition sees him revisiting his past through art, with work that explores the concept of memory through various media.Tapas-style restaurant LA SAL (Jl. Drupadi II No. 100, +62361738321) is bright and airy by day, while at night the cozy candlelit ambience makes it the perfect place to share a meal with a special someone or a group of friends. SIP ( Jl. Raya Seminyak 16A, +62361730810) is an authentic bistro-style restaurant on Seminyaks main street. LA LUCCIOLA (Jl. Oberoi, +62361730838) is situated in a fabulous location right on Petitenget beach, and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and delicious desserts. METIS ( Jl. Petitenget No. 6, +62361737888) is a fine dining restaurant from the same team that created the celebrated Warisan. SARDINE (Jl. Petitenget No. 21, +62361738202) specializes in fish and other seafood prepared with Mediterranean flair.*EaT | DRinkSEMINYAK*sEEBathroom view at The Kunja (see p.28 and | BaliSavvy BaliSavvy | 21SEMINYAKFivE-sTaR jungLE LuXuRY, noRTh oF sEminYakSTAY: VILLA KEMBALI ON THE RIVERFrom the moment you drive through the Balinese village of Cepaka, pass-ing chickens and smiling villagers, it is clear that this will be a holiday unlike any other. Nothing can prepare you for the spectacular hidden oasis that greets you as you enter Villa Kembali. The luxurious 5-bedroom Villa sits in a stun-ning jungle setting, and its bedrooms, boasting hand carved four-poster king sized beds and large ensuites, can comfortably accommodate 10 adults. Younger ones are warmly welcomed and catered for, with play equipment, extra bedding, and babysitting services available. The Villas Manager, Putu, and his dedicated team of eleven offer exceptional 5-star service, anticipat-ing your every need with a smile. From fine dining to golf or shopping, Putu can make personal recommendations and handle all of your reservations. His team includes a personal driver, as well as two chefs to prepare your meals fresh daily. Breakfast is complimentary and all other food is charged at cost price. Whether sitting riverside in the 3-level spa, having a massage, relax-ing by the main pool or plunge pool, or simply sipping a cocktail while lis-tening to the waterfall echoing through the palms, Kembali on the River offers a truly unique and unforgettable holiday experience for friends or*sTaYBNG VILLASJI. Umalas I No. 99XT: +62 361 847 5608 www.balinyuhgading.comThe Bali Nyuh Gading Villas are 4-star accommodation, perfect for spending an intimate holiday in the comfort of a home away from home. A blend of modern and traditional Balinese design, villas are set amidst luscious tropical gardens and furnished with luxurious facilities. Boasting a strategic location, the hotel is situated only 10 minutes drive from Seminyak. Relax and unwind in the comfort and tran-quility of your own private villa at Bali Nyuh Gading Villas.THE SAMAYA ( Jl. Laksmana, T. +62 361 731149) is a stylish villa resort with forty-six villas over four hectares of land. Twenty-four of these command a premier location along the fashionable Seminyak beachfront, while the Royal Courtyard Villas are set in a tranquil Balinese village envi-ronment just across the road.ZIVA, A BOUTIQUE VILLA ( Jl. Braban No. 80, T. +62 361 8478202)Eight spacious private villas in the heart of Seminyak, within walking distance of Eat Street ( Jl. Oberoi). Clean contemporary design combines with luscious greenery to foster an atmostphere of seclusion. THE KUNJA ( Jl. Lebak Sari No. 8, T. +62 361 733130) is a villa re-sort with 18 full service villas, of-fering guests ample living space both within the individual villas and throughout the property as a whole. The one-bedroom retreats are designed for couples and hon-eymooners, while three-bedroom villas are perfect for family time. KUTA/LEGIAN24 | BaliSavvyKUTA & LEgIANBustling Kuta is traditionally the initial port of call for first-time visitors to Bali, and especially for those of the surfing persuasion. Here, within a dense network of teeming alleyways and busy streets, are inexpensive hotels, lively bars, tattoo artists, hawkers, tourist knick-knacks and a range of attire targeting the beach loving tourist. Increasingly, there are more refined establish-ments springing up to challenge the cheap and cheerful image, but theres no downplaying that Kuta spirit: care-free, party-ready, and young at heart. The Legian area, heading north, is like Kutas older sister: with its quieter shopping ambience and more polished hangouts, it is a bridge between the happy chaos of Kuta and the sophis-tication of Seminyak. KUTATIPS FoR FAmILIESHave a splash at Waterbom water park ( your kids party out at the hard Rock hotels new Tabu venue (see p. 27)Learn to surf at the Pro Surf School ( to surf on Kuta Beach with Quiksilver.www.quiksilversurfschoolbali.com26 | BaliSavvy BaliSavvy | 27savvYKUTA & LEGIANAROMAS CAf (Jl. Legian, +62361751003) is a haven for vegetarian food-ies in the heart of Kuta, with an extensive menu and open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. MADES WARUNg (Jl. Pantai Kuta, +62361755297) was one of the very frst restaurants in Kuta, and still serves up a great nasi campur, along with other Indonesian and Western dishes. TJS MExICAN BAR & RESTAURANT (Poppies Gang I, +62361751093) offers some of the fnest Mexican food on the island, and perhaps the best frozen margaritas. MAMAS (Jl. Legian, +62361761151) is a 24-hour German restaurant, serv-ing up schnitzel, wurst, and beer around the clock. MA JOLy (Jl. Wana Se-gara, Tuban, +62361753780) is a good spot to watch the sun set, with alfresco dining in a beachfront location. KAfE BATAN WARU (Jl Kartika Plaza, +62361766303) has been an institution for many years with their tasty Indo-nesian dishes and great desserts. LANAI (Jl. Double Six, +62361731305) serves up hearty portions and has great views of the beach from the upstairs balcony. Popular with visitors, it enjoys the west coast sunset and has a cozy night-time ambi-ence. ZANZIBAR (Jl. Double Six, +62361733529) is a well-established restaurant with excellent Italian cuisine and especially good pasta dish-es and seafood. A good spot to grab breakfast before hitting the surf. At the other end of the day, DOUBLE SIx (Jl. Double Six, +62361733067) is an infamous dance club right next to Double Six beach, regularly draw-ing huge crowds to events with big name DJs. It also has a large swim-ming pool, 45 meters above which is a bungy jump tower operated by AJ HACKETT (+62 361 731144). *EaT | DRink | DanCEKUTA & LEGIANAsias first Hard Rock Hotel, on a 3-hectare site next to Kutas famed surf beach, features 418 tribute rooms and luxury suites, and eight cutting edge restaurant and bars. A new venue cal l ed Tabu i s speci fically designed for 13 to 17 year olds, with a nightclub equipped with multi-purpose DJ Booth, Internet and Gaming Lounge with WII, Xbox Kinetic and PS3 facilities, private cin-ema area, bar and lounge with chill out area and pool table. Tabu is open from 12 noon to 12 midnight daily and offers a no adults private club where Tabu Members can socialize and enjoy evening entertain-ment created by them for them. Kids Suite at the Hard Rock Hotel.( RoCk hoTEL28 | BaliSavvy BaliSavvy | 29savvYKUTA & LEGIANKUTA & LEGIANThe HARD ROCK HOTEL ( Jl. Pantai Kuta, +62361761869) offers exactly what you would expect, right on Kuta Beach, with the largest pool in Bali and an array of other facilities including a spa, fitness cen-tre, kids club, rock-climbing wall, several restaurants and bars, and their very own radio station. MERCURE KUTA (Jl. Pantai Kuta 100x, +62361767411) is located right on Kuta Beach, offering affordable com-fort with sunset views. Managed by Accor, the hotel has a good in-house spa, and a rooftop pool. VILLA DE DAUN (Jl. Legian, +62 361 756276) is an oasis down a small lane off Jl. Legian, with stylish private villas and a highly rated in-house spa. Bookings are often made with spa packages included. The PADMA RESORT BALI AT LEgIAN (Jl Padma No. 1, +62361752111) has recently relaunched with a new name and brand; so far the results are promising and occupancy is already high. O-CE-N BALI By OUTRIggER (JI Arjuna 88X, +62361737400) is a luxury apartment hotel right on the beach. Flat-panel televisions, ca-ble service, and high-speed Internet access are standard features in all rooms, while fifth floor penthouse suites offer split-level accommoda-tion with private Jacuzzi tubs and landscaped garden terraces suitable for entertaining. BALI NIKSOMA (Jl. Padma Utara, +62361751946) is a super-stylish boutique hotel on the beach in Legian, designed by Hadi Prana and equipped with a top quality spa, restaurant and large pool.*sTaYPRO SURf SCHOOL BALI Jl. Pantai Kuta T: +62 361 7441466www.prosurfschool.comLearn to surf with the top surf school in Bali. Pro Surf School offers com-prehensive surfing lessons for beginners, intermediate and advanced surfers, as well as surf trips around Bali.WATERBOM PARKJl. Kartika Plaza (opposite Discovery Shopping Mall)T: +62 361 755676This is one of the biggest water theme parks in Asia, within walking dis-tance of Kuta beach. A good place for a family outing, with slides for the young and young at heart, plus a spa operated by Karma (see above).*DoKarma Spa offers treatments for the whole family at Waterbom.JIMBARAN & ULUWATU32 | BaliSavvySTUFFJIMBARAN & ULUWATUBaliSavvy | 33JImBARAN & ULUWATUOnce a simple fishing village, Jimbaran and its 5-kilome-ter white sand coastline is now home to several of Balis more upscale resorts. But its fishing heritage is still an important part of the Jimbaran experience, no more so than at sunset on the beach where there is a plethora of fresh seafood restaurants to choose from. Uluwatu, and the surrounding area along the west coast of the Bukit peninsula, was visited by surfers before anyone else thought of venturing there. With time, the stunning cliff views and beautiful beaches broadened the areas appeal, and many developers have moved in to create ultra-chic, ultra-exclusive villas and resorts that take advantage of the natural landscape to jaw-dropping effect.ACTIVITYULUWATUThe complimentary Kids For All Seasons programme of-fers a variety of games and activities at the Jimba Club, Four Seasons FoR FAmILIESSee the kecak dance performed at sunset on the clifftop next to Pura UluwatuCatch a cultural performance at gWk ( and see the statue of vishnu which, when completed, would be the tallest in the worldSpend a day in the casual atmosphere of the white sand beach at BalanganJIMBARAN & ULUWATUSAVVYJIMBARAN & ULUWATU34 | BaliSavvySAVVYBaliSavvy | 35alila villaS UlUWaTUJl. Belimbing Sari, Banjar Tambi-yak, Desa PecatuT: +62 361 848 first resort in Bali designed to achieve Green Globe certification, the highest level of environmental-ly sustainable design. Stunningly beautiful and in a breathtaking clifftop location, it combines ele-ments of traditional Bali with a very modern aesthetic.BUlGaRi HOTElS & RESORTS BaliJl. Goa Lempeh, Br Dinas KanginT: +62 361 8471000www.bulgarihotels.comThe only Bulgari property in South East Asia at present is lo-cated here in Bali. Bulgaris sig-nature stylish contemporary de-sign is on display throughout the resort. An exclusive private Villa Estate with personalized butler service, The edge offers breathtaking views of the ocean from its clifftop Pecatu location. Estate facilities include its spa, pool, wedding venue, wine cellar, wine tasting lounge, theatre, kids room, gymnasium, and nanny residence. www.the-edgebali.comACTIVITYJIMBARAN & ULUWATU*sTaY AYANA RESORTJl. Karang Mas Sejahtera, JimbaranT: +62 361 702 222AYANA has created the perfect family holiday: recreation for the kids; relax-ation for the grown-ups. Enjoy spa pam-pering, gourmet dining and the oppor-tunity to relax poolside, content in the knowledge that the little uns are being entertained, stimulated and having the time of their lives with cultural and craft activities, yoga, and a 77-hectare resort to explore. Valid for travel until 22 December 2011, AYANAs Family Holiday room rates start at US$299++/night, with vil-las starting at US$668++/night.JENGGala KERaMiKJl. Uluwatu No. 2T: +62 361 703311Balis popular ceramic maker. Shop, make or decorate your own piece, or relax in the adjacent caf. PaUl ROPPJl. Uluwatu No. 80T: +62 361 701202www.paulropp.comStriking clothes and accessories in vibrant colors, fashioned from the fnest silk and cotton fabrics.THERMES MaRiNS BaliAyana Resort & SpaJl.Karang Mas SejahteraT: +62 361 702222www.ayanaresort.comOne of the most sought-after spas in Bali, combining luxurious design, well-trained therapists, and a wide range of treatments. A highlight is the therapeutic pool, perched on a cliff overlooking the sea.*sTaY*shoP | DoSEEDS FOR BALISEEDS fOR BALI is a non-profit program initiated by Bank Danamon Indonesia and co-sponsored by Bali Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC), in partnership with Friends of the National Parks Foundation (FNPF). The program aims to pilot reforestation efforts on some of the most arid places in Bali, with seed money provided by Danamon, BTDC and donations from American Express Cardmembers worldwide. The most important outcome from this project has been to show the local community how to successfully grow trees from seeds. Cardmembers can contribute to this valuable project through Danamon (+62 361 757 510-11), FNPF (+62 361 977 978), Alila Manggis (+62 363 410 11), and Alila Ubud (+62 361 975 963). GIVING BACK 38 | BaliSavvyACTIVITYNUSA DUABEACHSIDE BLISSNusa Dua provides a picture perfect holiday experience. Its meticulously landscaped environment encompasses a tranquil resort enclave, providing a respite from the intensity of popular tourist zones on the island. Some of the most luxurious hotels on the island are here, most with direct access to pristine white sand beaches and gentle clear blue waters. The 18-hole Nusa Dua Golf and Country Club is one of Balis top golf courses; the Pasifika Museum showcases the art of Bali, Southeast Asia, and the South Pacific region; and shopping options are aplenty at the Bali Collection. Tanjung Benoa, north of the complex, offers a multitude of watersports activities, from jetskiing to banana boating, diving and flying fish.NUSA DUATIPS FoR FAmILIESEnjoy the relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere of geger beachTake a glass-bottomed boat to serangan island (Turtle island)Visit the R.o.L.E. Foundation, an educational eco-park with stunning views ( on a sunrise walk along the coast, following a 7km path from ayodhya Resort to Tanjung BenoaA glorious day at the Kayumanis Nusa Dua Beach Club.( DUA40 | BaliSavvyACTIVITYNUSA DUAaMaNUSa (Jl. Nusa Dua Sela-tan, +62361772333) is located on a sloping, immaculately landscaped property adjacent to the Bali Golf & Country Club, with spectacular views. The lobby at NiKKO Bali RESORT & SPa (Jl. Nusa Dua Selatan, +62361773377) is blessed with perhaps the best view from any hotel in Nusa Dua; from 40 me-ters above the sea, a vast expanse of blue ocean stretches to the distant horizon. KayUMaNiS NUSa DUa (Kawasan Wisata BTDC, +62361770777) is an exquisite en-clave of well-appointed luxurious pavilions, each offering unrivalled space, exceptional comfort, and complete privacy within secluded walled gardens. The Kids Club at THE WESTiN (Kawasan Wisata BTDC, +62361771906) is a plus for families: kids have their own check-in counter and a variety of activities to keep them occupied while parents relax and enjoy some time off. *EaT/DRink *sTaY*DoBUMBU BaliJl. Pratama, Tanjung BenoaT: +62 361 774502www.balifoods.comAuthentic Balinese food with fine dining flair. Also offers famous cooking classes.UlaM RESTaURaNTJl. Pantai MengiatT: +62 361 771590A local institution for traditional Balinese food in the Nusa Dua area.MaRTiNi BaRThe Royal SantrianJl. Pratama, TanjungBenoaT: +62 361 778181Poolside and beachside bar with a menu of 100 martini recipes.Along Jl. Pratama, Tanjung Benoa, heading north from Nusa Dua, a multitude of WaTERSPORTS centers can be found, offering every-thing from diving, snorkeling, wind-surfng, cruises and waterskiing to banana boat rides. Bali GOlF & COUNTRy ClUB (Kawasan Wisa-ta BTDC, T. +62 361 771791) is one of Balis most popular destinations for visiting golfers. Each hole offers a different vista: Nusa Dua, the ocean, or Mount Agung. Green fees $150.*shoPThe Bali COllECTiON (Ka-wasan Wisata BTDC,, T. +62 361 771662) is a one-stop shopping haven with a huge variety of stores, including Sogo, Alun Alun, Body & Soul, and many more. SERENE liviNG (Conrad Bali, Jl. Pratama 168, +62361778788) of-fers modern and sleek designs for those inspired by holiday thoughts of home redecoration.At the Nikko Bali Resort & Spa, the first hotel in Bali to receive Eco Hotel certification.( E F I N E D S E R V I C E W I T H B A L I N E S E W A R M T HE X P E R I E N C E T H E N E W H A R MON Y AT T H E N E W N I K K O B A L I R E S OR T A N D S P A , F OR R E S E R V AT I ON S P L E A S E C ON T A C Tni kko bal i resort and spa | Jl . Raya Nusa Dua Sel atan | PO Box 18 Nusa Dua 80363, Bal i - I ndonesi a | T +62 361 773377 | F +62 361 773388 | E sal [email protected] kkobal i . comj akar t a sal es off i ce | Pr udent i al Tower 19t h Fl oor | Jl . Jendr al Sudi r man Kav. 79, Jakar t a 12910 | T +62 21 57957771 - 3 | F +62 21 57957770 | E j [email protected] kkobal i . comexperience balinese warmth and personal hospitality at nikko bali resort and spasitting atop a 40-meter cliff in nusa dua, offering a stunning 180-degree view of the indian ocean,the 5-star resort hotel presents 389 well-appointed rooms in a timeless designwith a range of modern comforts for a serene getaway.well-equipped event venues like the pillar-less ballroom, outdoor settings and wiwaha wedding venueare suitable for meetings, conferences, banquets and a range of events.44 | BaliSavvy BaliSavvy | 45SANURAlthough more peaceful than other parts of Bali, Sanur has had quite an impressive history. It was the high-end haunt for socialites, stars and artists, including the Dutch W.O.J. Nieuwenkamp who drew the invasion of Sanur Beach in 1906; the Germans Hans and Rolf Neu-haus were here in 1935; Mexican Miguel Covarrubias did his time; as did the Swiss Theo Meier and the Belgian Le Mayeur, who became known for the beautiful muse paint-ings of his dancer wife, Ni Polok. In the 70s, the likes of Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Yoko Ono and Sting regularly stayed at Tandjung Sari Hotel and mingled with artists at La Taverna. Sanurs reputation has also been charged by personalities such as artist, Donald Friend and cult fig-ure, landscape designer, and writer, Made Wijaya. [JS]SANURSunrise breakfast at The Gangsa, Sanur. TIPS FoR FAmILIESEnjoy views of the coastline and mount Agung while cruising in a local Balinese jukung (outrigger boat)go fy a kite july and august are particularly good months for picking up colorful kites by the beachSee some fascinating creatures at the Bali Safari and marine Park ( | BaliSavvySANURsavvYBaliSavvy | 47CAf BATU JIMBAR Jl. Danau Tamblingan No. 75A T: +62 361 287374 This is a reliable place for quality: the casual parasol-shaded terrace is frequented by fruit-juice and cake-lovers, serious Indonesian food fans and even western salad and meat-cravers. The Sunday morning market is a notable event, with a brunch specializing in local dishes and organic products. Jazz on Thursdays. LA PAU Jl. ByPass Ngurah Rai No. 178 T: +62 361 286178, *cash only La Pau is a warung-style Suma-tran restaurant famous for their Padang varieties. Scrumptious rendang and interesting vegetable specialties. If you dont love hot, you miss a lot! Weekends are es-pecially popular for live jazz/blues performances. *EaT | DRinkSANURsavvYTANDJUNg SARI HOTELJl. Danau Tamblingan No. 41 T : + 62 361 288441www.tandjungsari.comThe centre of attention in the 1960s and 1970s as the first bou-tique hotel in Asia, playing host to visiting dignitaries and celebri-ties from all over the world, Tand-jung Sari is still, discreetly, going strong. With twenty-six Balinese bungalows in a lovely garden on the beach, it started out as an ex-tension of the private house of Wija Wawo-Runtu. His philoso-phy: My hotel is my living room, my guests are my friends. gRIyA SANTRIAN HOTELJl. Danau Tamblingan No. 47 T: +62 361 288181A well-run beachfront hotel that houses a spa and gallery, Rooms are well-appointed and spacious with an intimate restaurant on the beach itself.THE PAVILIONSJl. Danau Tamblingan 76T: +62 361 288381www.thepavilionsresorts.comA member of the Relais & Cha-teaux group, within the peaceful compound are 25 tranquil Bali-nese-style romantic pool villas, with a lagoon fringed by a reef and a white sand beach.(See American Express Selects Offer on p.92.)*sTaYLE RESTO MINg Jl. Danau Tamblingan No. 105T: +62 361 286079This restaurant is an old favorite of local expat residents and tour-ists alike, serving French/interna-tional cuisine and local favorites in an arty setting. ISOLAJl. Danau Tamblingan No. 29T: +62 361 289310On the beachside of Hotel La Tav-erna, this is perfect for intimate dining evenings and beach priva-cy. And if Mount Agung is visible, the setting provides for an intense Balinese sensation. Specializing in Italian and local fare. Jazz on Thursdays.Cycling and walkingSanur has an excellent paved beach-front cycle-path that stretches along 5 kilometers from the Jalan Mer-tasari area in south Sanur to the main beach at Jalan Hangtuah at the northern end of the village.Diving and WatersportsCRySTal DivERSJl Danau Tamblingan No. 168 www.crystal-divers.comThe frst PADI Career Development Centre in Indonesia, offering a range of courses from intro dives to in-structor courses as well as day dive trips and dive safaris around Bali.Bali KiTE SURFiNG SCHOOlMertasariwww.bali-kitesurfng.orgIKO certifed kite-surfng school. The lessons are conducted in a safe, user-friendly environment and les-sons can be structured to suit indi-*DoBalibeach Golf Club is located on Jl. Hangtuah, Sanur.vidual needs. BlUE OaSiS BEaCH ClUBJl. Danau Tamblingan www.blueoasisbeachclub.comSpecialists in water sports, offering sea-kayaking, kite-surfing, para-sailing, wakeboarding, waterskiing, windsurfng, and diving.SANURsavvY50 | BaliSavvy BaliSavvy | 51For many visitors and residents, Ubud has long repre-sented something essential to Balis unique charm, im-mersed in the islands finest art, culture, and natural beauty. Today its also a cosmopolitan village, populated with a colorful community of artists, healers, designers, reformed hippies, health food aficionados, anthropolo-gists, yogis and yoginis, and various escapees from the real world...while just minutes from the main street you are back in traditional Bali, where a badling of ducks can stop traffic and around every bend in the road are expan-sive vistas of lush padi, villagers preparing en masse to celebrate a religious festival or a cremation, and gamelan and dance troupes in full flourish. That Bali magic is to be found here, every day.UBUDUBUD TIPS FoR FAmILIESDevelop your familys artistic side at the BCAC ( through rice paddies and river valleys; start at the end of jl. kajeng and stop for a bite to eat at sari organik farm Introduce your kids to yoga through play at Noga Yoga ( ubuds sacred monkey forest by night, that magical time when the monkeys are asleepUBUDRice Paddy Tour in Ubud.( | BaliSavvyACTIVITYBaliSavvy | 53UBUDDesigned as an imaginative homage to the Mahabharata, Pandawas Villas is unique even among the myriad of private luxury rental villas in the Ubud area. Its a combination of crea-ture comforts, serene spaces and attention to detail that serve to in-dulge your every whim while also making guests feel very much at home. In a stunning location just northeast of Ubud town, the villas make the most of the vast expanse of land upon which they are built, with a sprawling 7000 square meter property that offers several tranquil garden niches and secluded spots, whether guests wish to marvel at the view, meditate by the peaceful lagoon or simply snatch a quiet moment with a good book.The four villas and the central lounge area draw inspiration from Pandawas Paradisethe five Pandawas brothers of the Mahabharata epic. From thematic color play to sculpted bas-reliefs to custom bodywork, each space is carefully considered and mold-ed to match the traits of the heroic characters of Yudistra, Bima, Ar-juna, Sahadewa and Nakula.Add to this the glorious pool, two bars, fine restaurant and am-ple kids facilities: there is much at Pandawas to inspire.Above: The view from Buddys Bar at Pandawas Villas. Right: The infinity pool with natural limestone tiling.PandaWas Villas Jl. Raya Kendaraan No. 1, Banjar Kepitu, Desa Kendran, Kecamatan Tegallalang, Gianyarwww.pandawas-villas.comT. +62 361 971 877E. [email protected] | BaliSavvyACTIVITYBaliSavvy | 55TERAZOJl. SuwetaT: +62 361 978 941From the Bali Good Food stable, Terazo has a tropical colonial feel, the walls decorated with classic posters from the early days of the Indonesian tourism industry. Downstairs is good for a snug birds eye view of the action on the street outside, while upstairs there is a more refined feel: here, dining becomes an event.popular with endorsements from the likes of Anthony Bourdain. Its all about the pork here: the babi gul-ing (spit-roasted pig) is served with rice and spiced veggies. aRyS WaRUNG (Jl. Raya Ubud No. 35, T. +62 361 975959) started out as a real warung back in the 80s, but Arys is now a rather more stylish venue, popular for dinner but also with a bar at which to perch early evening and watch the world go by on Ubuds main strip. NaUGHTy NURiS (Jl. Raya Sanggingan, T. +62 361 Raw food doyenne Diana von Cra-nach (owner of Puri Ganesha resort in the northwest of the island) is the creative force behind the sublime uncooked offerings on the healthy menu at GlOW (Como Shambala Estate, T. +62 361 978888). Verdantly serene by day, magical by night: res-ervations highly recommended. COFFEE aND SilvER (Jl. Monkey Forest No. 007, T. +62 361 975354) is a charming indoor-outdoor venue where youll fnd live music and a magical ambience outdoors on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The menu includes a tasty tapas selection.THREE MONKEyS (Jl. Monkey Forest, T. +62 361 974830) is a great escape from the buzz of Monkey Forest Road, whether for a full meal or just for a coffee and one of their delicious cakes and gelatos. At IN-DUS (Jl. Raya Sanggingan, T. +62 SAVVY SAVVY*EaT | DRink977547, *cash only) is a roadside warung as legendary for its New York-style martinis as it is for its barbecued pork ribs and its lively conversations. A magnet for tour-ists and expats alike. Bali BUDDHa (Jl. Jembawan no. 1, T. +62 361 976324) has delicious healthy food with a dazzling selec-tion of juices and jamu, and a menu that ranges from vegan fare to great pastas and pizzas. Downstairs is a great little grocery store with every-thing from fresh baked goodies to natural soaps and incense sticks. UBUDRijstafel dessert at Bumbu Bali, Jl. Suweta. ( 977684) the food is great too, but really its all about the view: stun-ning valley vistas and, on a clear day, Mount Agung in the distance. PiGNOU Di PENyU (Jl. Goutama No.5, T. +62 361 972577, *cash only) is as delightful a fnd as any of Ubuds sweet little hideaways. Lapin and escargot are most defnitely on the menu, but the kitchen is also mind-ful of vegetarians. iBU OKa WaRUNG BaBi GUliNG (Jl. Suweta, *cash only) is a Bali in-stitution, and growing ever more UBUD56 | BaliSavvyACTIVITYSTAY STAY*sEEUBUDPoolside at The Alila Ubud.*sTaYaMaNDaRi (Jl. Raya Kedewatan, Sayan, T. +62 361 975333, was the first Aman hotel in Bali, cre-ated in the 1980s by Peter Muller and yet impressively ageless. Its not hard to see why it inspired many imitators, but a stay there is still matchless today from the excellent food to the beautiful scenery, elegant architecture, and that Aman service. FivElEMENTS, PURi aHiMSa (Banjar Baturning, Mambal, T. +62 361 469206, offers a retreat in beautiful natural and architectural sur-roundings. Gifted Balinese and international healing therapists are at hand to perform massage, deep reflexology, acupressure and energy work in the private river-front suites. Ceremonies, yoga, and sacred arts are regularly held on site, while the Sakti restaurant Ubud has a plethora of traditional dances and other cultural perfor-mances aimed at tourists happening nightly. By the Ayung valley ridge, Sayan sunsets can be witnessed in all their glory at the Four Seasons, Amandari, or Sayan Terrace, with contours of the volcanic peaks to the northwest visible on a clear day. The centerpiece of the beautiful sacred complex of Goa Gajah (Bedulu village) is a cave temple that dates at least from the 11th cen-tury, with a striking entrance carved in the form of a demons mouth and both Buddhist and Hindu sculptures inside and close by. Balinese visit the Tirta Empul temple (Tampaksir-ing) from all over the island to bathe in the sacred cleansing spring, seeking blessings and healing. The water at Tirta Empul is regarded as the holiest in Bali, and during Galun-gan, the sacred barong masks are bathed here. *sEEUBUD58 | BaliSavvyACTIVITYBaliSavvy | 59COMO SHAMBHALA ESTATEBanjar Begawan, Desa Melinggih Kelod, PayanganT: +62 361 978 888This stunning property gives you the feeling of staying in an ultra-luxurious home instead of a hotel. Twenty minutes north of Ubud, close to the village of Payangan, the focus is on health and healing, and it provides a perfect setting in which to retreat from the world and revive ones senses.www.cse.comoshambhala.bzSAVVYThE hEighT oF LuXuRY anD inDuLgEnCETHE SAMAYA UBUDThe Samaya Ubud is the latest addi-tion to The Royal Collections expand-ing network, spectacularly located amid the rice fields and verdant hillsides of Ubud, Balis cultural and artistic capi-tal, and a magnet for tourists for almost a century.The hotels 19 spacious villas boast a range of accommodation op-tions, including one-bedroom deluxe villas and two- and three-bedroom royal villas, the height of luxury and indulgence. The restaurant and lobby command expansive views of the entire valley. The villas, each of which has its own private swimming pool, are built into the hillside, designed to minimize environmental impact while optimizing the closeness to the natural surround-ings. Each is surrounded by a high wall, with a garden and traditional gazebo beside the swimming pool for comfort, privacy and a truly home from home feel. For those seeking true relaxation and rejuvenation, a state-of-the-art spa and wellness centre is located directly overlooking Balis famous Ayung river.The Samaya Ubud joins its two sister hotels The Samaya Seminyak and The Kayana in providing its own unique brand of refinement, service and professionalism for visitors seeking out-standing service and privacy or a luxury base in the Island of the Gods. ubud.thesamayabali.comgets rave reviews for its gourmet raw vegan food. Entering the FOUR SEaSONS RESORT Bali aT SayaN (Jl. Raya Kedewatan, Sayan, T. +62 361 701010, is in itself a memorable experience the footbridge that leads to the lobby offers an awe-inspiring view of the steep gorge drop to the Ayung river valley below. Its all superb from there on, from the fabulous food to the superlative spa. Maya UBUD (Jl. Gunung Sari, Peliatan, T. +62 361 977888, is a charming re-sort to the east of Ubud, on a stun-ning ten-hectare property set in the Petanu river valley. The spa is excellent, while the expansive views lend themselves to lazy af-ternoons around the swimming pools.*sTaY62 | BaliSavvyStranger than FictionAs the story goes, one day in 1973, Sydney-born Michael White jumped ship and swam ashore to Bali. There, he became MADE WIJAYA, undergoing a metamorphosis that took him from tennis coach to world-renowned designer of tropical gardens, with more than 600 to his name. For decades, his Stranger in Paradise columns have given an insight into the ways and workings of Balinese culture from the perspective of an inquisitive and sometimes irreverent observer, one deeply enthralled with his favorite muse, this island of the gods...What is paradise?If paradise were anywhere it would have to be somewhere tem-perate, Nol Coward once said.Bali is my lover and my muse, which sounds sombong, but there has never been a week that I dont swoon over the beauty of some situation or ceremony or get misty-eyed by the start up of the marching band at a grand cremaFacing page: Made Wijaya, a.k.a. Michael White, pictured taking a break with some blos-soms at the Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay (c. 1995).ISLAND INSIDER64 | BaliSavvyISLAND INSIDERmaDE WijaYation of an old friend.I have written about Bali for almost 40 years now in the same state of wondrous enchantment. It must be love because it feels so good. Now, in the same breath, I must say that my heart is sinking as I watch the physical environ-ment (outside the temples and palaces and some of the hotels) go to environmental design hell in a race-car. Paradise by design?The Four Seasons Resort at Jim-baran Bay was my most enjoyable landscape project to date because it was a Vegemite-fueled inte-grated design miracle. A garden of 1000 picture postcards of para-dise, Tim Street-Porter called it, satirizing the abuse of the para-dise epithet.House design wise, the Villa Keliki has been the most gorgeous property realized to date I was allowed to exercise my passion for the theatrical and for colonial architecture. The result is rather dreamy and paradisiacal.The Warung Enak caf in Ubud, which I designed in 2005 with Pintor Sirait, is a little slice of Funk for lotus-eaters.Pintor is a great co-conspira-tor and design collaborator. He is my lightning rod, chief emotional adviser, stylist and fan. I could not do what I do the Stranger col-umns in particular without his educated, arty, fun-loving Indone-sian back-up and support.Bali StyleLandscape-wise, Bali Style means an artful, natural romantic gar-den, peopled with statuary and pots. A lotus pond is optional. Fake shrines and temple umbrel-las are Non-U Hindu.Interiors-wise, Bali Style means the shabby-chic mix of colonial furniture and local textiles and art, in an indoor-outdoor setting. The Amandari is the ultimate in Bali Style. Properties like the Novus Taman Bebek, the Tand-jung Sari and the Uma in Ubud are high Camp versions, more like ryokan these days in a sea of new Asian schtick.I dont export Balinese gar-dens, just commando gardeners, and we do mostly tropical artful natural poetic (I hope) gardens around the world. We always The Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay: my most enjoyable landscape project to date.66 | BaliSavvy BaliSavvy | 67maDE WijaYaAll Balinese are beauty warriors and have a great respect for art...its been an honor to work with them for the past 40 years and benefit from this passion.ISLAND INSIDERstrive to be both geographically and culturally referenced. The Ba-linese Garden outside Bali is about as relevant as the fadish Japanese gardens in shopping malls across America in the 1960s. Balis Best...My favorite Balinese vista is down the centre of the Pengero-bongan Temples main court just as the 100 or so assembled devo-tees are about to go into trance.A Bali experience of which Ill never tire is going to Pura Luhur Uluwatu early the first morning of the festival with a busload or two of fellow workers and being there sipping coffee after prayers in the custodians pavilion with a view over the Indian Ocean as the gamelan strikes up in the adjacent court and the gods arrive from nearby Ungasan.Every Balinese seems to be an artist...All Balinese are beauty warriors and have a great respect for art. If art is the end goal of making a garden, or a kite, or a temple look good then the Balinese throw themselves into it full-heartedly. They stay loyal till its done. Its been an honor to work with them for the past 40 years and benefit from this passion, and help market it I must add. The Balinese have the manners of princes when they travel abroad and love to show off their Beauty Warrior talents, no ego attached.Taksu is the energy that artists divine when they create great art. Artisans dont have it. A perfor-mance or a statue either has it or it doesnt. There are shrines to this taksu in many mountain villages, and taksu-diviners and healers. The Balinese have a strong belief in taksu. When one sees the grand canal in Venice for the first time and weeps: thats being hit by Tak-su-enforced beauty.On DanceI come from a long line of dancers (my grandfather was a Lancashire lad who danced with both Chap-lin and Stan Laurel) and I always wanted to be a ballet dancer. I spent 6 years at the Dance Acad-emy (now Institut Seni Indonesia) in Denpasar but didnt get very far as my tennis coach shoulders got in the way. I love classical Balinese dance like gambuh and arja (mask plays really) and the Telek celestial nymphs who precede the barong in a classical barong theatre be-cause the gestures, costumes and music match the setting. What can I say? I love all classical and tra-ditional dances around the world, especially mystical ones, because they invoke taksu. Sufi song and dance is wonderful...the Bedoyo Ketawang dance performed once a year in Solo is my all-time favor-ite.Bali by NightI am more a morning (Sanur) person but I used to love the mid-night roll call of degenerates at the old Mades Warung (I was one and didnt miss a night for years in the late 70s). These days my main night outing is once a year to Milos birthday party, Scrabble in Sidakarya Village, early dinner at Warung Sulawesi on Jalan Pe-titenget, and, when the World Cup meets Wimbledon once a century, I go to Bali Joe Mens Club (where they have dual screens) and enjoy the amusing divertissements.Sanur vs UbudWell, I am a confirmed Sanurite, having grown up in the staff quar-ters of the Tandjung Sari and with the Brahmans of Intaran, but I love the Balinese-Expat parties and gatherings in Ubud. I have many Tjokaholic friends and regard myself as a serf of the Puri Saren Kauh (home of Australias own princess in paradise, Jero Asri and her prince-consort the Bendesa Ubud, Tjokorda Kertyasa).68 | BaliSavvymaDE WijaYaThe Amandari is the ultimate in Bali Style.ISLAND INSIDERJava vs Bali For cenuries Bali was known as Little Java...its funny now that vast stretches of Denpasar and Tuban are now called Little Java. I spent my formative years in In-donesia in Surabaya and Jakarta so have a soft spot for the Bali-nese more soft-pedalling cousins: I adore Solo and the Solonese in particular. Going to Java from Bali these days is like going back to In-donesia!Building BaliExpat homes should be in or on the side of villages, so the resi-dents are one with the village...and the ricefields and seashores spared. Basta. Most of todays New Asian/Zen Bali Villa architects should be shot for crimes against geometry and theology.The Balinese culture is a dy-namic who knows how much worse the domestic archi-tecture will get. Already the tem-ples are deserting their gorgeous Majapahit (Javanese) roots in fa-vor of the ghastly trendoid andes-ite. Muscle Mary architects keep building microwave oven-like villas. And every now and then there is a miracle, like the Alila Uluwatu, which is fresh, original, tropical and, if a few shrines were added, nominally Balinese.The Good Old DaysAh, the glorious fruit salad days of 1970s Kuta/Ubud. Seminyak was just a spooky place no-one went to. East Bali was a two day trek. Nusa Lembongan was an expedition. Sa-nur was middle class and we were all hippies or basket-traders.The views to the mountains and the sea and the rivers were everywhere. One had to go to Sa-nur for pizza (Da Marcos). Every second Western person in Ubud was an anthropologist or study-ing dance. The Balinese dragged everyone to the most amazing fes-tivals and ceremonies.FlowersMy favorite flower is the Gloriosa Superba, the flower of the Argen-tines, because one cant say its name without sounding Austra-lian...and it springs up and down when you admire it. www.strangerinparadise.commaDE WijaYamade Wijayawww.ptwijaya.comwww.strangerinparadise.comFoUr seasons resort at jimBaran BayT. +62 361 701010 Pintor sirait (sculptor)www.pintorsirait.comWarUng enakwww.warungenakbali.comamandariJl. Raya Kedewatan, Ubud+62 361 975333noVUs taman BeBekJl. Raya Sayan, Br. Kutuh T. +62 361 975385mades WarUngJl Raya Pantai KutaT. +62 361 751923 milosJl. Laksamana, SeminyakT. +62 361 730410WarUng sUlaWesiJl. Petitenget 2000X, KerobokanT. +62 361 7463052 *cash onlyBali joeJl. Dhyana Pura/Abimanyu Arcade 8 T. +62 361 730931 alila Villas UlUWatUJl. Belimbing Sari, Uluwatu T. +62 361 8482166 PUra PengeroBonganJl. WR SupratmanDenpasar Timur PUra lUHUr UlUWatUPecatu, UluwatuinstitUt seni indonesia (isi) denPasarJl. Nusa Indah, Denpasar T. +62 361 227316 DIRECTORYmagiCaL mEnjanganNOVUS GAWANANovus Gawana Resort and Spa is lo-cated in the West Bali National Park: a destination where the natural environ-ment and adventure meet. The resort is ideally located for na-ture lovers in the tranquil Menjangan Bay with a stunning view of the clear blue sea and northern Balis mountains. The 16 villas on the property comprise 12 Lumbung suites and 4 Mangrove Suites, both types offering a blend of comfort and luxury, decorated el-egantly in natural colors, fabrics and textures.The Bay restaurant and bar over-looks Menjangan Bay and the man-grove forest. Experience breakfast at sunrise, or surprise your loved one with a romantic dinner under the stars. Explore and enjoy activities such as world-class diving, snorkeling at Men-jangan island, horseback riding, bird watching, kayaking, fishing, speedboat cruises, bicycling, jungle trekking, Bali land tours or the Kawah Ijen East Java Adventure. Treat your body and relax your mind at the spa after an active day. Daiva Spa provides traditional and modern techniques, utilizing indig-enous herbs. Relish the treatments from our well-trained therapists in the tranquil atmosphere of Menjangan Bay. noVUs gaWana resort & sPawww.novusgawana.com72 | BaliSavvy BaliSavvy | 73Hanna art sPaCeJl. Raya PengosekanT: +62 361 978216.9.30am 6pm dailySince opening its doors in Novem-ber 2008, Hanna Art Space has become Balis most active con-temporary art gallery, featuring monthly exhibitions with senior and new Indonesian as well as foreign artists in group and solo showings of sculpture and other fine art media. Hanna regularly presents talented young Balinese artists. gaya FUsionJl. Raya SayanT: +62 361 979252/979253.9am 8pm dailyGaya Fusion Art Space is recog-nized as one of the leading mod-ern and contemporary art galler-ies in Indonesia, renowned for their contribution and support of the avant garde. Exhibitions have included video installations, combinations of poetry, paintings, and installations, floor to ceiling murals, and indoor and outdoor sculptural installations. Their bi-monthly exhibitions feature famous foreign as well as leading Indonesian artists.ART ARTkomaneka Fine art galleryJl. Monkey Forest T: +62 361 976090.8am 8pm dailyKomaneka Fine Art Gallery has created an art space for the com-munity of art lovers, collectors, artists and sculptors whose pas-sion is contemporary artistic expression. They host six exhi-bitions a year featuring master Indonesian artists as well as those participating in its committed program to sponsor rising stars of the Indonesian art world.tony raka art galleryJl. Raya Mas 86, MasT: +62 361 7816785.9am 5pm dailyThis architecturally spacious gal-lery lends a wonderful ambience to viewing large scale contemporary artworks. Bimonthly exhibitions feature solo and group shows with senior and new Indonesian artists as well as leading foreign artists residing in Bali. The gallery plays a valuable role in conducting art events and forums as well as pro-moting contemporary art. THE GUIDEBEST OF BALIUbud Art GuideRichard Horstmann Bali, and the Ubud area in particular, is renowned as a magnet for artists from around Indonesia and the rest of the world. This vibrant creativity can be experienced at a number of galleries around Ubud.Komaneka Fine Art Gallery74 | BaliSavvy BaliSavvy | 75THE GUIDE#1#5symons art Zoo Jl. Raya Campuhan T: +62 361 9747219am 6pm dailyPerched on the Campuhan Hill, Symons Art Zoo Studio is an art adventure destination. This large dynamic venue is both a gallery and studio for the artist and his team of Balinese collaborators. On display are sculptures and fine art paintings in Symons sig-nature pop art style of Balinese landscapes and figurative paint-ings. An extraordinary visual and imaginative experience awaits you.tHe Han snel galleryJl. Kajeng T: +62 361 975699Daily 9am 6pm.The gallery pays tribute to the creative journey of Holland-born painter Han Snel who resided in Bali for 30 years. Smitten by the very soul of the island his work ranged from abstracts through to his vibrant depictions of Balinese women. Take a glimpse into the life of the foreign artist and his creative responses to the exotic environment. ART ARTPranotos art galleryJl. Raya UbudT: +62 361 97082710am 5pm.Pranotos Art Gallery hosts week-ly life-drawing model sessions, regular exhibitions and has a fine art collection of paint-ings by Indonesian and interna-tional artists. The gallery is run by an artistic couple Pranoto and his wife Kerry Pendergast who are long time supporters of the Ubud art community.BCaC Bali Center For artis-tiC CreatiVity.Nyoman Ada Gallery, Jl Raya PetuluT: +62 361 970034, +6281219968443Director Bruce Sherratt is a classi-cally trained artist with over forty years of painting and teaching on several continents. The BCAC of-fers artistic instruction from the beginner level up until the art ed-ucator, catering for individuals to small and medium size classes. Classes are offered in all manner of artistic expression including the Steiner Color Theory, and stu-dents also have the opportunity to work alongside Balinese art-ists. Also worth visiting to view Bruces own striking surrealist work, and the adjacent galleries that are bursting with works from every significant phase of Bali-nese art.neka art mUseUmJl. Raya SangginganT: +62 361 9750748am 5pm daily.The Neka houses the largest and finest collection of Indonesian art in Bali. The many pavilions show-case classical and traditional art as well as the individual talents of masters such as Gusti Lempard and Arie Smit. Also an impressive collection of works by influential foreign artists who resided in Bali.BCAC Bali Center for Artistic Creativity.The BCAC offers artistic instruc-tion from the beginner level up until the art educator, catering for individuals to small and medium size classes. THE GUIDEBEST OF BALI76 | BaliSavvy BaliSavvy | 77THE GUIDEART ARTMUSEUM RUDANAThe collection includes classical and traditional works and also an excellent assortment of contem-porary works by Balinese artists, Gunarsa, Made Wianta and Ida Bagus Indra. THE GUIDEBEST OF BALIarma Jl. Raya PengosekanT: +62 361 976659.9am 6pm daily.The ARMA is not only a museum, it is a centre for the visual and performing arts of Bali.This large complex set in beautiful surroundings showcases Balinese architecture as well as a superb collection of classical and modern traditional Balinese sculptures and paintings. The contemporary fine art collection features highly regarded national and interna-tional artists. Cultural workshops are available as well as facilities for training and conferences. mUseUm PUri lUkisanJl. Raya UbudT: +62 361 9711599am 5pm daily except for Bali-nese holidays. The oldest and most historically important art museum in Ubud. The 3 pavilions set in lush tropi-cal gardens present an overview of the development of modern tra-ditional Balinese art, with a fine collection of wood carvings and paintings by the master Balinese artists spanning the decades from 1930 until the present. The muse-um stages twice-yearly temporary exhibitions, and cultural work-shops are available to the public.mUseUm rUdanaJl. Raya Cok Rai Pudak 44, PeliatanT: +62 361 9757799am 5pm daily.The Museum Rudana pays hom-age to Indonesia and the Balinese people through the collection and preservation of important works of fine art. The collection includes classical and traditional works and also an excellent assortment of contemporary works by Bali-nese artists, Gunarsa, Made Wi-anta and Ida Bagus Indra. There are numerous other galleries on the beautiful location with works for sale to the public. BlanCo renaissanCe mUseUmJl. Raya CampuhanT: +62 361 9755029am 5pm daily.Experience the extraordinary world of the Manila-born Span-ish Maestro Don Antonio Blanco. Located in wonderful surround-ings above the Campuhan River, his museum features his roman-tic and sensual expressions of his beautiful Balinese wife and his many other female models. 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