July 03, 2019

“The company started because my grandfather loved to feed people, “ said Naomi Soetarjo. She is the third-generation to help run Jenggala, a family-owned ceramics business based in Sanur. Jenggala Ceramics Bali grew from a small cottage industry to become the largest ceramic producer on the island. They now supply major hotel chains and restaurants […]

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Old Friends Coffee is a small roastery and café that opened in Nyuh Kuning village, near Ubud, in 2016. Old Friends is owned and managed by I Made Sipil (Made) who is a third-generation member of a coffee-growing family in Belantih, Kintamani, in the highlands of northern Bali. Made said that originally he wasn’t interested […]

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Muntigunung Community Social Enterprise (MSE) is an organisation that was created to provide a market and income for local families in the remote area of Muntigunung, on the dry, arid, slopes of Mt Batur in Northeast Bali. In 2004, the Future for Children, a Swiss NGO, working together with Yayasan Dian Desa, set up the […]

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Yasminida is the driving force behind Yasminida Bali, an eco-friendly, sustainable, fair trade company that makes reusable bamboo utensil sets in a specially-designed cloth roll or zip bag, as well as cloth and muslin bags.   BA: Can you tell me how you got started? Y: Plastic waste is becoming a serious problem in Indonesia. […]

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Benny Santoso is a successful young foodpreneur who makes and sells tempeh at the organic markets in Ubud, Canggu and Sanur. A culinary school graduate, Benny turned away from a career as a chef to start his own small food business (IniTempe).   BA: How did you first get interested in tempeh? BENNY: The idea […]

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Bali Advertiser Interview: Robert Pern of Husqvarna

Looking slick and fast, Husqvarna is making inroads, on the road, in Bali. These bikes certainly are tempting to the eye and Bali Advertiser spoke with Robert Pern to find out more about this exciting brand and how it rates against a strong competitive market. B.A. Robert, your bikes certainly turn heads. Can you tell […]

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Bali Advertiser Interview: Sylvia Lasarus of Metric Cabinetry

Modern interior cabinetry is an essential prerequisite to any property renovation or development. Design that’s appealing to the eye is one thing, but functionality and quality craftsmanship is what sets companies apart from each other. Metric Cabinetry is one company that has re-invigorated the Bali fitout and Bali Advertiser spoke with Sylvia Lasarus to find […]

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