August 1, 2018

Four Nations Stamps Exhibition (3 – 8 August 2018)

Ardent philatelists in Bali have a treat in store. The interactive I am Bali 3D Museum in Denpasar is the venue for the ‘Baliphex 2018’, a stamps exhibition with displays from Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia, celebrating a four nations friendship through philately. Items of interest include new issues and historic stamps from the four countries represented.

The event also features workshops and children’s competitions. Commemorative covers and postcards are available, as well as a photo booth if you want your picture on a postage stamp. In addition to those already interested in stamps, the event has wider appeal and may also be combined with looking round the 3D Museum.

When       : 9 am until 8 pm 3 – 8 August

Where     : I am Bali 3D Art Museum, Monumen Bajra Sandhi, Jl. Raya Puputan Renon

Contact   : hp/wa 0817554032 or 0361 223566


Make your own vegan raw chocolates – 14 August

A 2.5 hour masterclass Level 1 Raw Chocolatier is being offered in conjunction with Sayuri’s Healing Food in Ubud on 14 August. The class is taught by chocolatiers from Elevated Caco, a raw vegan chocolate producer located in Tegallalang. Learn all about the technicalities of chocolate making including tempering, pralines, enrobing and decorating.

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Kids Art Summer Camp at Artotel Bali – 15 August

The Artotel Beach Club in Sanur is offering art inspired activities as part of their summer holiday packages and are collaborating with Ganara Art Studio for classes on diorama scenery, parrot habitat collages and abstract art on canvas. Other activities offered are DIY workshops teaching fabric marbling, hand sewing, animal paper plate making and a visit to the Sanur Museum Le Mayeur. The summer camp will cost IDR 250.000 nett per person and is inclusive of canapes and a complimentary lunch or dinner.

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Gerbang Nusantara painting and sculpture exhibition – to 31 August

320 pieces of local and international art are being shown at the first ever “Gerbang Nusantara” exhibition at Gedung Gate 88 in Kerobokan, Bali. The art exhibition is meant to give a greater spotlight to many hidden gems and local artists on the island. However, some international artists were also invited to showcase their best masterpieces within their own conception to raise diverseness upon the gallery wall.

Where     : The Gate88, Jl. Raya Kerobokan No.88, Kerobokan Kelod


Ubud Village Jazz Festival – 10 and 11 August

The sixth Ubud Village Jazz Festival is providing enriching and entertaining jazz performances and programs at the Arma Museum Garden with a selection of talents that blend together legends and rising stars, regulars and newcomers and provides greater exposure to the rich diversity of musicians from the archipelago. You can enjoy performances by the 2017 “Inspiring Blind Jazz Pianist Award” winner M Ade Irawan, Latin Jazz pianist Nita Aartsen, Dian Pratiwi and Ito Kurdhi, the master of groove in Bali.

International performers include the breathtaking, hard-swinging, hard-bop Benny Green Trio, South Korean fusion jazz band A-Fuzz, Emilia Schnall from Australia, Gerard Kleijn and Judith Nijland of the Netherlands with Astrid Sulaiman trio, French cultural synthesis Insula, Vienna based trio Triple Ace-Colours in Jazz, Sebastian Gramss from Germany and many more.


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Sunny Side Up Festival Part Deux- 12 August

The second leg of the annual Sunny Side Up Festival at Potato Head Beach Club in Petitenget is coming up on 12 August. Headliner this time is Grammy award nominee Halsey. Also appearing are DJs Seabass and Moonboots, Indonesian artist Niki and HMGN electropop group from Bandung. Tickets are IDR 700.000 per event.


2018 Asian Games – 18 August to 2 September

August 18th marks the start of the 18th Asian Games, and for the first time ever it will officially be co-hosted in two cities: Jakarta and Palembang in Sumatra. Running until September 2nd, the Games will feature 462 events in 40 sports ranging from cycling to sailing, baseball, boxing, karate and roller sports. The majority of events will take place at venues in Jakarta and Palembang, while a few will draw in the crowds at additional venues around West Java including men’s football matches in Bandung and Bogor. The Asian Games are a venue for 10.000 elite competitors from 45 countries.


Lest you forget, the following events are still ongoing:

Bali Kites Festival (To end of August) at Padanggalak Beach, Sanur and other locations around the island.

Makepung Bull Races (Every second Sunday morning till November) in Jembrana. Contact Jembrana Government Tourism Office for more information.

Hot Air Ballooning at The Chedi Club Ubud – Now to November

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