May 9, 2018

Welcome to the debut of Mala: Art and Culture! Mala beads, above, refer to Saraswati, Hindu goddess of the arts and knowledge. I’ll be doing my best to serve as a promoter of the region’s culture and arts. Here’s a word that’s been buzzing about Bali lately: heritage. We’ve got heritage trees, dogs, pigs, and […]

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May 9, 2018

Breathing New Life Into Old Boards Sunglasses are a staple in Bali. Aside from the fact that our peepers need protection from harsh tropical ultraviolet rays and glare, no island look is complete without a set of cool shades. Whilst we all recognise the appeal of those brand name knock offs from the market stalls […]

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May 9, 2018

Bali Blues Festival (11 – 12 May) For music lovers on the island and beyond, this two day blues festival is going to rock! An annual event on the very beautiful Peninsula Island, musicians will gather to share their talent and passion and attract visitors from all over. The aim is to put the Bali […]

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May 9, 2018

Biku was one of the rare few. Full on opening and has been the same ever since. Biku, on Jln Petitenget, does High Teas. So do most major hotels mid-afternoon. At Biku, they are available all day, from 11.00 a.m. till 6.00 p.m. Not just the traditional English High Tea, which they do perfectly, but […]

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May 9, 2018

Australian female surfer drowns off Suluban Beach An Australian woman, Joy Haiden, has drowned off Suluban Beach, South Kuta, on the late afternoon of Monday, April 23, 2018, while surfing. Beritabali.com quotes eyewitnesses who say the woman was staying at Nyoman Home Stay in North Kuta from where she departed for a full day of […]

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OUTSMARTING JETLAG

It’s the end of the school year, as well as the summer (or winter) holidays…depending on where you call home, so long flights and holidays are on the cards. There is nothing worse than flying half way across the globe only to find you are flat on your back for the fist few days of […]

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PERMANENT BEAUTY

Are you tired of drawing on eyeliner and eyebrows every time you wish to go out looking your best? For many ladies the simple solution is cosmetic tattoo, which is becoming increasingly popular these days. Your eyebrows are the frames for your eyes. While some of you are lucky to have perfect eyebrows, many of […]

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PROUD OF YOU!

I can fly I’m proud that I can fly To give the best of mine Till the end of time. (Fiona Fung).   It is Saturday, 21st April, 2018. The warm breeze blows gently across my face, as my fellow Rotarian husband and I enter the Hilton Bali Resort, to attend the Rotary Club Bali, […]

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Sharon Karyasa: Family Violence Trailblazer

Sharon Karyasa was born in Melbourne in 1964 to working class parents. She had an idyllic childhood, full of love and adventure. Sharon dreamed of becoming a journalist, but ended up not going to university, making her dream unattainable. But this didn’t stop her from becoming a writer. Sharon’s memoir Scarlett Voices in the Shadows […]

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