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  • Explaining Nyepi Day of Silence and the Çaka Calendar

    Explaining Nyepi Day of Silence and the Çaka Calendar

    How do Westerners open the New Year? With revelry. How do the Balinese open their own New Year. With a full day of silence, called Nyepi. But what is Nyepi exactly? Bali is indeed a “different”...

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  • The Future of Business Worldwide: MVB Launches in Bali

    The Future of Business Worldwide: MVB Launches in Bali

    In continuation of its mission to promote responsible and sustainable business, Most Valued Business (MVB) Indonesia launches its 2017 program in Bali. While the national launch took place at the...

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  • For the Love of Pottery: Bali’s Ceramic Creations

    For the Love of Pottery: Bali’s Ceramic Creations

    Shopping in Bali is most certainly an experience that many tourists and locals look forward to – whatever you’re looking for, be sure that Bali will have it. In terms of items for the home,...

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  • Hog Wild, Now to GoGo!

    Hog Wild, Now to GoGo!

    For those fans of the wicked ribs found at Hog Wild on Batu Belig, you’ll be happier to hear that now they’re ready for a quick dine and dash – if that’s what you’re after. The all-new ‘GoGo Hog...

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  • Melasti: Island-Wide Purification

    Melasti: Island-Wide Purification

    One of the precursors to Nyepi is the melasti ceremony, also known as ‘melis’. Whilst just as visually extravagant as a piodalan temple ceremony, melasti is of incredible importance to the annual...

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  • Sebel: A Taste of Blood in Bali

    Sebel: A Taste of Blood in Bali

    Balinese society, like all societies, show numerous features of gender inequality in rights, status or simply behaviour. One of the most persistent imbalances pertains to the perception of female...

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  • A Luxury Nyepi Escape Along the Jimbaran Coastline

    A Luxury Nyepi Escape Along the Jimbaran Coastline

    Along the coast, in the peaceful fishing village of Jimbaran sits The Intercontinental Resort Bali. With its classical Balinese look it sprawls out over the beachfront, tropical gardens filling...

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  • USA’S Treasury Wines Tasted in Singapore

    USA’S Treasury Wines Tasted in Singapore

    I was invited by the Treasury wine company in December 2016 to a very special wine tasting in Singapore with world renown Californian wineries. Invitations were given out to wine suppliers from...

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  • Ayana Unveils 24 New Spa Suites

    Ayana Unveils 24 New Spa Suites

    Ayana Resort and Spa Bali has launched 24 new spa treatment suites to accommodate discerning guests and group bookings. Consistently recognized as leaders in the luxury spa industry, Thermes...

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  • Bali’s Beguiling Chinese Temples

    Bali’s Beguiling Chinese Temples

    Here and there around Bali are gorgeous Chinese temples. Known as klenteng they are mostly old and have seen their share of history and hard times. Indonesia and Bali have long had contact with...

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  • The Bandha Hotel & Suites Opens in Legian

    The Bandha Hotel & Suites Opens in Legian

    The Bandha, meaning source of prosperity and harmony in Sanskrit, is the latest beachfront collection on the island offering guests a unique experience in surpassed luxury in Legian. Nestled on...

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  • The Spa at Padma Legian Opens

    The Spa at Padma Legian Opens

    To ring in 2017, Padma Resort Legian unveils The Spa which was previously operated by Mandara Spa. Since September 1997, Padma Resort Legian has entrusted Mandara Spa as their spa operator. Padma...

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  • A Pasta Extravaganza

    A Pasta Extravaganza

    Yes, another staple hailing from Italy that goes to show simple pleasures are always the best! Many Italian and non-Italian restaurants in Bali showcase their own takes of pasta and with such a...

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  • Alila Ubud Swimming Pool Now Open for Public Access

    Alila Ubud Swimming Pool Now Open for Public Access

    The Alila Ubud swimming pool is famous. Perhaps one of the most photographed swimming pools on the island, this stretching infinity heaven elongates over a hill, looking out to a secluded valley...

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  • Clearing the Karma: Panca Karma at One World Retreats

    Clearing the Karma: Panca Karma at One World Retreats

    Apart from weight loss, and a great shift in well being, other benefits include a clarity of mind that has probably not been experienced since youth. Ayurveda is no crank health system. This...

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  • Mandapa Spa Brings in International Master Healers

    Mandapa Spa Brings in International Master Healers

    Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve has launched a new Master Healers Series with three renowned international practitioners, furthering the luxury resort’s commitment to wellness. The town of Ubud...

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  • Hatten Wines Scoops More Awards

    Hatten Wines Scoops More Awards

    The 2017 Asian Wine Review published by Hong Kong’s Asian wine authority, The Flying Winemaker, has announced the results of the Review’s judging in Hong Kong: Hatten Wines, Bali’s own winery is...

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  • Coffee O’Clock: Cakes and Caffeine at these 11 Cafés

    Coffee O’Clock: Cakes and Caffeine at these 11 Cafés

    Coffee is the life force for many people living on the planet. The smell of fresh brewing coffee is something that has been keeping them alive since forever. Because of its high demand, coffee...

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  • Decadent Dinners

    Decadent Dinners

    Dinnertime provides a rare opportunity for one to gather with family and engage in light talks about the day or deep talks about life. It builds a strong family bond that the young ones can lean...

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  • Mapping Bali #15 : Rice Fields

    Mapping Bali #15 : Rice Fields

    In the middle of the field there is the sound of water everywhere, this is neither land nor water but a carefully constructed interface between the two. The first sign of an approaching rain storm...

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