Canggu News

Well On The Way To A Waste Free Lifestyle

A decade ago, Bali’s collective war on plastic waste was in its infancy. Fast forward some years and we’ve witnessed a change in our approach to single use plastics with the ban on plastic shopping bags and the Bye Bye Plastic Bags initiative that helped get that ball rolling! This plastic free approach is also evident in the number of eco friendly retailers promoting waste free lifestyles with their growing range of ‘green’ products and packaging.

Zero Waste Bali is fast becoming one of the front runners for waste free living. What began with one small shop in Jalan Raya Semer in June 2018 has now grown into a 4 store strong movement towards a cleaner greener Bali! A wander around their newest instalment at The Joglo, on Jalan Subak Sari 13, Berawa reveals a vast array of glass jars filled with grains, teas, flours, fruits, choccies and cooking staples as well as green cleaning options, body products and environmentally friendly household items. Simply select, weigh and pay. Easy!

Don’t even mention ‘plastic bag’ in this store! Customers can bring in their own jars and containers to be filled with Zero Waste’s goodies, use the paper bags available (for grains and dry goods) or there are even a few donated jars that you can use/borrow for free if you forget yours! Something that’s even more exciting is their DIY lab at the back of the shop. Bring in your recipe (or use one of theirs) for your favourite body balm, toothpaste or scrub and you can use Zero Waste’s ingredients to create your own. All you pay for are the ingredients and packaging – use of the kitchen is gratis!


Grand Final Breakfast Feast @ Finns

Why wait until the afternoon to start celebrating Aussie Football’s biggest day of the year?

Join the crowd at Finns Rec Club for Bali’s biggest AFL Grand Final Party on Saturday, September 28 when Finns and The Bali Geckos get celebrations going early with a VIP brekkie under the marquee from 8am.

Grand Final VIP guests will be treated to a round table, multi course breakfast feast as well as two bottles of bubbly or three buckets of beer and Q&A time with sports legends. VIP Grand Final Day breakfast tickets also include V-VIP front row seating in front of Finns big screen to watch all of the finals action.

Watch the main game live and loud on Finns new LED screen surrounded by Aussie style food trucks and mini bars so you’ll never go dry during game day. It’s a great way to celebrate Australia’s national sport and with loads of AFL fans on the island it’ll be standing room only (for those without their VIP ticket!) For more information about package prices for the AFL Grand Final Breakfast on September 28, email


Doing Your Part For The Planet

Bali’s beautiful beaches are what brings many of us to this island but its’ up to us to play a part in keeping them that way. You can help to Keep Bali Clean by joining Finns for morning beach cleanups from 7am every Friday!

Each week Finns welcome anyone who wishes to join their regular beach combing hour. All you need to do is set the alarm and greet the smiling team on the sand in front of Finns Beach Club, just to the right of the Berawa steps. They have everything you’ll need to collect rubbish off the beach including eco friendly waste bags, tongs and gloves. Finns beach clean up area spans from Legong Keraton Hotel down to Perancak.

Be sure to mark Saturday, September 21 in your diaries for this year’s International Coastal Cleanup. Finns have again been appointed zone leader for the Canggu chapter of this world wide movement. Beginning more than 30 years ago, when communities rallied together with the common goal of collecting and documenting the trash littering their coastline, the initiative now includes over 100 countries. Keep Bali clean and green by joining in this year’s Coastal Cleanup for Canggu. For more information on how you can do your part, email:


Melbourne Cup Tickets Are Galloping Out The Gate!

Finns famous Melbourne Cup Charity Luncheon is coming around again on November 5, with over 70% of tickets for this year’s gala already sold.

This annual soiree is Bali’s favourite Melbourne Cup affair and the year’s biggest fundraiser for respected local charity, Solemen Indonesia, who rely heavily on funds raised at Melbourne Cup to replenish their coffers and enable them to continue their incredible efforts to assist those in need.

Full of fun, free flow and fashions on the field, the day promises to be a stellar scene with entertainment from local vocalists and DJs as well as a special appearance from internationally acclaimed, Australian rock legend, Natalie Gillespie. Doors open from 10am with Chandon, cocktails, beer and wine flowing freely from 11am until 2pm. Canapés and a gourmet lunch guarantee guests will stay fuelled for dancing until 11pm.

Book online at today or Finns members can book and pay for their tickets at Finns Rec Club or Finns Beach Club receptions. Get a table of 10 together at Rp 2 million p/p and save but don’t delay, secure your seat today!a