Canggu News


Eco consciousness and concern for the environment are common threads across today’s head-lines, coffee conversations, even dialogue at the dinner table and we can no longer look away as if protecting our natural resources and environment is someone else’s problem. While there are many effective, environmental champions leading the charge, just as many others pretend to be ‘eco friendly’ while treating recycling and conservation as merely spectator sports.

Time to step off the bleachers and into battle for the environment. Two island eco-warriors are doing just that with the launch of their eco friendly brand: IbuBumiBali – (Mother Earth Bali)

Indeed Indonesia is certainly striding in the right direction by recently putting the kibosh on the supply of plastic shopping bags in major retailers and who could forget sisters Isabel and Melati Wisjen’s Bye Bye Bags pledge that projected Bali’s plastic pollution plight onto the world stage. But each one of us has to start considering what we can do to reduce our carbon footprint and we can begin in the laundry!

IbuBumiBali was born from a desire to return to Mother Earth’s natural roots by bringing back traditional methods that our grandparents used and put the brakes on consumer servitude to a media fuelled, global machine. Time to really start questioning what we are buying and how we use these products. What is it doing to the environment? Our health? Our waterways?

The launch of IbuBumiBali’s first product aims at better waterways for Bali. Despite its apparent ‘in-visibility’, many detergents, soaps and laundry products commonly used in homes and businesses across the island are contaminating local waterways with liquid waste, potentially rendering them unsafe for human consumption or irrigation purposes. Perhaps we need to adios those sudsy, perfumed soaps and powders and opt for an effective, efficient and affordable natural alternative!

Lerak trees (Pohon Klerak, as they are locally named) grow ‘Soap Nuts’ – an incredibly unique fruit that contain natural saponins which have the ability to create suds. Once you have suds you can emulsify dirt out of fabrics which means clean clothes! Soap Nuts are a natural water softener too so no need for expensive, commercial softeners! Winning! Free from any chemicals, preservatives or hormone disruptors, Soap Nuts are hypoallergenic which means no more skin reactions; ideal for those who suffer eczema, allergies & psoriasis. Perfect to launder clothes for young and sensitive skin. Towels will be fluffier & softer! Whites can be brighter and colours vibrant. Soap nuts are kinder to the fibres in your clothes thus reducing macro-plastic pollution. The absence of harsh chemicals means soap nuts are non-intrusive to natural waterways and septic systems. No more smelly grey water, no nasty residues. Did I mention the naturally fresh fragrance too?

In an effort to kickstart the trend toward more natural laundering options, IbuBumiBali has even ‘planted their own Lerek forest! The ‘nuts’ are hand harvested and sorted to provide you with the highest quality product. With a zero plastic policy throughout production and distribution, Ibu-BumiBali’s packaging and products are completely compostable! You can find out more about their new eco friendly range on their Facebook, Instagram or Shopify pages, including educational and instructional videos and testimonials about IbuBumiBali’s Soap Nuts!

Soon arriving in an outlet near you, IbuBumiBali are committed to creating an exciting and sustainable product range that promises affordability and ease. Stay tuned for more products coming soon. Eco-warriors – the time for action has already begun!

Facebook: Ibu Bumi Bali

Instagram: @ibubumibali

Whatsapp for orders: +62 813 3813 6779

(free delivery within Bali)


Plan Your Next Company Event @ Finns

Keeping the customer happy is one of the most important parts of your business. True, but it is not only the customer who is important to a company’s success. Your staff are vital to the growth of your business and it’s necessary as owners and managers to show staff how much they are valued and appreciated. Staff gatherings are a great way to entertain your employees and Finns Recreation Club has one of the best venues in Bali to treat them to an unforgettable day out!

Whether you are looking to entertain 20 or 2000 staff, Finns Rec Club can design packages to suit every size and demographic. Choose full day packages and save up to RP 400K per team member, or select from a variety of tailor made staff gathering combinations to suit the preference of your group. Make it a morning out, an afternoon, evening or weekend event and take advantage of booking Finns’ facilities for the full day. Their professional catering can offer food and beverage options to suit more small groups or more than one hundred.

With everything you need to create the perfect day out, there’s no other venue in Bali that can match Finns Recreation Club as far as variety and value for money goes! Where else offers first class catering facilities, private event spaces, sound systems, event hosts, fun games and team building coordinators, not to mention a water park, fully fenced sporting field, trampoline centre and indoor bowling alley to keep all ages entertained for the entire day? Your event doesn’t have to be limited to just the adults either. Get your employees’ entire family involved with a line up of activities and events to engage every age as Finns is ideal for kids and adults.

After the games are finished retreat to a private air conditioned room for a karaoke session. You never know who may have a hidden singing talent but if not, everyone loves a sing along and plenty of laughs will be guaranteed.

Whether it be for an anniversary celebration, appreciation day, family outing or awards presentation, celebrations such as these help to create a sense of team unity for the staff. For excitement, value, variety and fun, Finns is first on the list for your ideal corporate outing. Contact them today to find out about packages available to suit you and your crew and make a time with one of their event coordinators to work towards planning the perfect party for your business.

A great range of facilities, catering options and event spaces within our sprawling 4 hectare estate, why limit your group to just one experience when Finns can offers a smorgasbord of entertainment?

Finns Recreation Club

Raya Pantai Berawa, Canggu – Bali

Phone : +62 (361) 848 3939

Email :


Sweet Ideas For Date Night

Valentine’s Day doesn’t always have to be about red roses and ritzy dinners. Change it up a little this year and plan a different kind of date with Finns!

Hit the lanes with your Valentine and Strike Bowling’s Perfect Date Package. The hard work’s done and you don’t have to plan a thing when you treat your date to a few hours of couples bowling! Enjoy lane time for 2 including one hour of bowling, shoe hire, 2 soft drinks, a regular size heart shaped Margherita pizza and Valentine choccie cakes for just Rp 250K. This great deal is perfect for Valentine couples of any vintage with all the hallmarks of a date to remember.

Not keen to go it alone? Grab another couple and double date it! Just Rp 450K is all for bowling times 4, shoe hire, a huge, heart shaped Margherita pizza to share, 4 soft drinks and chocolate cake all round! Strike Bali is open 7 days a week but book early to ensure you’re set to impress that special someone and treat them to a date with a difference. Book your lane via email or come in and see the guys at reception.

Nothing says love like treating your special someone to some indulgence time at the spa! This year, Body Temple Bali isn’t just about celebrating Valentine’s Day, they’re running sweet specials from February 10 – 17 so there’s plenty of time to show you care.

Check out their Chocolate Body Bliss treatment – 120 minutes of guilt free chocolate that will nourish your skin and leave it glowing. Begin with 60 minutes of blissful massage followed by a 30 minute choc body scrub and half hour body wrap. Finish your pamper package with a cup of hot choccy to satisfy that sweet tooth. Definitely one to do with your sweetheart as couples can also enjoy a bonus bath ritual when they book together!

Heading out on the town to find your Valentine? You’ll definitely be date ready with Body Temple’s Valentine’s Week Wax Specials. Their ‘buy two get one free’ offer guarantees a smooth approach when seeking out that certain somebody….

Massages are a great treat for your hardworking partner or even yourself! Body Temple’s ‘Me Time Massage’ special is the perfect present for you or your love. Two hours of uninterrupted ‘me time’ starts with a 30 minute foot massage, half hour head massage and a full hour body massage. Just the ticket to a relaxed and rejuvenated you and at only RP650K you can afford to book for two. Reservations at Body Temple Spa are recommended and appointments can be confirmed via What’sApp on: +62 857 3884 3239 or email them at:

Swan out of the spa and straight into Bistro C on February 14th! Bring your date to dinner from 6pm and enjoy a free, special Valentine’s Day dessert with every main meal. It’s a sweet way to sign off on date night. X

Finns Recreation Club

Raya Pantai Berawa, Canggu – Bali

Phone : +62 (361) 848 3939

Email :